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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230527/phloem-unloading-in-arabidopsis-roots-is-convective-and-regulated-by-the-phloem-pole-pericycle
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Timothy J Ross-Elliott, Kaare H Jensen, Katrine S Haaning, Brittney Michaelle Wager, Jan Knoblauch, Alexander H Howell, Daniel L Mullendore, Alexander G Monteith, Danae Paultre, Dawei Yan, Sofia Otero-Perez, Matthieu Bourdon, Ross Sager, Jung-Youn Lee, Ykä Helariutta, Michael Knoblauch, Karl John Oparka
In plants, a complex mixture of solutes and macromolecules is transported by the phloem. Here we examined how solutes and macromolecules are separated when they exit the phloem during the unloading process. We used a combination of approaches (non-invasive imaging, 3D-electron microscopy, and mathematical modelling) to show that phloem unloading of solutes in Arabidopsis roots occurs through plasmodesmata by a combination of mass flow and diffusion (convective phloem unloading). During unloading, solutes and proteins are diverted into the phloem-pole pericycle, a tissue connected to the protophloem by a unique class of 'funnel plasmodesmata'...
February 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222628/safety-and-efficiency-of-flow-diverters-for-treating-small-intracranial-aneurysms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiyang Yao, Junwei Ma, Haiying Li, Haitao Shen, Xiaojun Lu, Gang Chen
Background We evaluated the safety and efficiency of flow diverters (FDs) in treating small intracranial aneurysms (IAs). Materials and Methods We reviewed the literature published in PubMed and EMBASE. R for Project software was used to calculate the complete aneurysm occlusion rates, procedure-related neurologic mortality, procedure-related neurologic morbidity and procedure-related permanent morbidity. Results Ten observational studies were included in this analysis. The complete aneurysm occlusion rate was 84...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217382/pipeline-embolization-device-as-primary-treatment-for-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-pseudoaneurysms
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Arthur Wang, Justin Santarelli, Michael F Stiefel
BACKGROUND: Limited data exists on the durability and occlusion rate of treating extracranial cervical internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysms using the pipeline embolization device (PED) flow-diverting stent. METHODS: Three patients presenting with dissecting cervical internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysms were treated with the PED as the sole treatment modality. RESULTS: In all three patients, successful aneurysmal occlusion and parent vessel reconstruction occurred on immediate angiography and continued on 6-month follow-up...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216806/regional-distribution-and-losses-of-end-of-life-steel-throughout-multiple-product-life-cycles-insights-from-the-global-multiregional-matrace-model
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Stefan Pauliuk, Yasushi Kondo, Shinichiro Nakamura, Kenichi Nakajima
Substantial amounts of post-consumer scrap are exported to other regions or lost during recovery and remelting, and both export and losses pose a constraint to desires for having regionally closed material cycles. To quantify the challenges and trade-offs associated with closed-loop metal recycling, we looked at the material cycles from the perspective of a single material unit and trace a unit of material through several product life cycles. Focusing on steel, we used current process parameters, loss rates, and trade patterns of the steel cycle to study how steel that was originally contained in high quality applications such as machinery or vehicles with stringent purity requirements gets subsequently distributed across different regions and product groups such as building and construction with less stringent purity requirements...
January 2017: Resources, Conservation, and Recycling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210239/flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-mca-bifurcation-aneurysms-a-single-centre-experience
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Pervinder Bhogal, Muhammad AlMatter, Hansjörg Bäzner, Oliver Ganslandt, Hans Henkes, Marta Aguilar Pérez
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms located at the bifurcation of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) can often be challenging for the neurointerventionalist. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of flow diverting stents (FDS) in the treatment of these aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our prospectively maintained database to collect information for all patients with unruptured saccular bifurcation MCA aneurysms treated with FDS between January 2010 and January 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208105/the-impact-of-damming-on-riverine-fluxes-to-the-ocean-a-case-study-from-eastern-iceland
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Eydis Salome Eiriksdottir, Eric H Oelkers, Jorunn Hardardottir, Sigurdur Reynir Gislason
Anthropogenic water management has extensively altered the world's river systems through impoundments and channel diversions to meet the human's need for water, energy and transportation. To illuminate the effect of such activities on the environment, this study describes the impact of the installation of the Kárahnjúkar Dam in Eastern Iceland on the transport of riverine dissolved- and particulate material to the ocean by the Jökulsá á Dal and the Lagarfljót rivers. This dam, completed in 2007, collects water into the 2...
December 19, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179543/flow-diverter-implantation-in-a-rat-model-of-sidewall-aneurysm-a-feasibility-study
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René Aquarius, Debby Smits, Matthew J Gounis, William P J Leenders, Joost de Vries
BACKGROUND: More challenging animal models are needed to elucidate the efficacy of flow diverter (FD) designs and the mechanisms behind observed complications. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of implanting a FD in a sidewall aneurysm rat model. METHODS: An end-to-side anastomosis was created in the abdominal aorta of 36 rats using a decellularized donor pouch. A FD was subsequently implanted. RESULTS: After up to 3 months of follow-up, we observed that rats displayed normal growth and behavior...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163518/double-barrel-y-configuration-stenting-for-flow-diversion-of-a-giant-recurrent-basilar-apex-aneurysm-with-the-pipeline-flex-embolization-device
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Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Ben McGuinness, Stefan Brew
Giant basilar apex aneurysms are extremely challenging to successfully manage. The Pipeline Flex embolization device (PFED) is a new generation flow-diverting stent with a modified delivery system which allows resheathing of the stent after partial deployment. We describe a case of double-barrel Y-configuration stenting of a giant, recurrent basilar apex aneurysm using the PFED. A 73-year-old male was previously treated for an unruptured 11-mm basilar apex aneurysm with stent-assisted coiling using a Neuroform stent...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159982/recombinant-human-sdf-1%C3%AE-administration-accelerates-aneurysm-neck-reendothelialization-in-rabbit-saccular-aneurysm-after-flow-diverter-treatment
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Zifu Li, Rui Zhao, Xinggen Fang, Qinghai Huang, Jianmin Liu
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February 4, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155683/towards-the-patient-specific-design-of-flow-diverters-made-from-helix-like-wires-an-optimization-study
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Mingzi Zhang, Hitomi Anzai, Bastien Chopard, Makoto Ohta
BACKGROUND: Flow diverter (FD) intervention is an emerging endovascular technique for treating intracranial aneurysms. High flow-diversion efficiency is desired to accelerate thrombotic occlusion inside the aneurysm; however, the risk of post-stenting stenosis in the parent artery is posed when flow-diversion efficiency is pursued by simply decreasing device porosity. For improving the prognosis of FD intervention, we develop an optimization method for the design of patient-specific FD devices that maintain high levels of porosity...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154128/lack-of-association-between-statin-use-and-angiographic-and-clinical-outcomes-after-pipeline-embolization-for-intracranial-aneurysms
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W Brinjikji, H Cloft, S Cekirge, D Fiorella, R A Hanel, P Jabbour, P Lylyk, C McDougall, C Moran, A Siddiqui, I Szikora, D F Kallmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Use of statin medications has been demonstrated to improve clinical and angiographic outcomes in patients receiving endovascular stent placement for coronary, peripheral, carotid, and intracranial stenoses. We studied the impact of statin use on long-term angiographic and clinical outcomes after flow-diverter treatment of intracranial aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis from pooled patient-level datasets from 3 Pipeline Embolization Device studies: the International Retrospective Study of the Pipeline Embolization Device, the Pipeline for Uncoilable or Failed Aneurysms Study, and the Aneurysm Study of Pipeline in an Observational Registry...
February 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151413/use-of-the-0-027-inch-via-microcatheter-for-delivery-of-pipeline-flex-a-technical-note
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REVIEW
Li-Mei Lin, Geoffrey P Colby, Matthew Bender, Risheng Xu, Judy Huang, Rafael J Tamargo, Alexander L Coon
BACKGROUND: The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic Neurovascular, Irvine, California, USA) is designed for delivery through a 0.027″ microcatheter. Challenges with the second-generation PED Flex include limited support from the Marksman microcatheter for consistent resheathing and transmission of push forces for device delivery. The VIA27 (Sequent Medical/MicroVention Terumo, Tustin, California, USA) is an alternative 0.027″ microcatheter originally designed for intrasaccular flow diverter delivery...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133987/ruptured-intracranial-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms-an-evaluation-of-prognostic-factors-of-treatment-outcome
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K Urasyanandana, P Withayasuk, D Songsaeng, T Aurboonyawat, E Chankaew, A Churojana
Objective Intracranial spontaneous vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms commonly occur in the third to fifth decades of life, and are mostly associated with hypertension. Patients present with intracranial haemorrhage or thromboembolic events. Patients who present with intracranial haemorrhage carry about a 70% risk of recurrent bleeding. Patients with a posterior-inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) or ipsilateral dominant vertebral artery involve selecting which parent vessel could not be sacrificed. Recent reconstructive techniques such as stent-assisted coiling embolisation and flow-diverting stents are effective treatments of choice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108500/ophthalmic-artery-occlusion-after-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-with-reconstitution-of-flow-via-an-endoleak-a-report-of-two-cases
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Michael L Adix, Ian A Kaminsky, In Sup Choi
The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is a flow diverting stent used in the treatment of a wide variety of intracranial aneurysms. The device differs from traditional stents used in stent-assisted coil embolization in that it has a tighter lattice structure with smaller cell sizes designed specifically to disrupt blood flow into aneurysms rather than only to retain coils within aneurysms. While the PED has been shown to be safe and effective, it has a unique risk profile that includes side branch and perforator vessel occlusion...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104636/fred-flow-diverter-a-study-on-safety-and-efficacy-in-a-consecutive-group-of-50-patients
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H Luecking, T Engelhorn, S Lang, P Goelitz, S Kloska, K Roessler, A Doerfler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Endovascular flow diverters are increasingly used for the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. We assessed the safety and efficacy of the Flow-Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED) in a consecutive series of 50 patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inclusion criteria were wide-neck, blister-like, or fusiform/dissecting aneurysms independent of size, treated with the FRED between February 2014 and May 2015. Assessment criteria were aneurysm occlusion, manifest ischemic stroke, bleeding, or death...
January 19, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100649/incidence-of-delivery-wire-recapture-failure-with-the-pipeline-flex-device
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Michael A Mooney, Karam Moon, Bradley A Gross, Andrew F Ducruet, Felipe C Albuquerque
BACKGROUND: The Pipeline Flex embolization device has several advantages over the first-generation Pipeline embolization device (Covidien, Dublin, Republic of Ireland). Despite these advantages, we have observed frequent difficulty in recapturing the device's delivery wire. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively document the incidence of failure to recapture the delivery wire. METHODS: We tracked our experience in patients undergoing endovascular treatment with a flow-diverting stent for cerebral aneurysms between 1 May and 30 September 2016...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070695/barth-syndrome-connecting-cardiolipin-to-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Nikita Ikon, Robert O Ryan
The Barth syndrome (BTHS) is caused by an inborn error of metabolism that manifests characteristic phenotypic features including altered mitochondrial membrane phospholipids, lactic acidosis, organic acid-uria, skeletal muscle weakness and cardiomyopathy. The underlying cause of BTHS has been definitively traced to mutations in the tafazzin (TAZ) gene locus on chromosome X. TAZ encodes a phospholipid transacylase that promotes cardiolipin acyl chain remodeling. Absence of tafazzin activity results in cardiolipin molecular species heterogeneity, increased levels of monolysocardiolipin and lower cardiolipin abundance...
February 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067404/electrochemical-techniques-reveal-that-total-ammonium-stress-increases-electron-flow-to-anode-respiration-in-mixed-species-bacterial-anode-biofilms
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Mohamed Mahmoud, Prathap Parameswaran, César I Torres, Bruce E Rittmann
When anode-respiring bacteria (ARB) respire electrons to an anode in microbial electrochemical cells (MXCs), they harvest only a small amount of free energy. This means that ARB must have a high substrate-oxidation rate coupled with a high ratio of electrons used for respiration compared to total electrons removed by substrate utilization. It also means that they are especially susceptible to inhibition that slows anode respiration or lowers their biomass yield. Using several electrochemical techniques, we show that a relatively high total ammonium-nitrogen (TAN) concentration (2...
January 9, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064352/pipeline-embolization-device-for-the-treatment-of-a-traumatic-intracranial-aneurysm-in-a-child
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Felipe Padovani Trivelato, Marco Túlio Salles Rezende, Luiz Venâncio Fonseca, Lucas Eduardo Bonadio, Alexandre Cordeiro Ulhôa, Daniel Giansante Abud
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic intracranial aneurysms in children are rare and may occur as the result of closed or penetrating head trauma. Their natural history seems to be more aggressive. Most traumatic aneurysms have complex shape, tending to have a large neck or even a fusiform morphology. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a traumatic carotid artery aneurysm in a 9-year-old girl that was successfully treated with pipeline embolization device. DISCUSSION: Due to its dissecting nature, wall friability and lack of a substantial neck can make surgical clipping and selective coiling difficult and risky...
January 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057633/compacting-a-single-flow-diverter-versus-overlapping-flow-diverters-for-intracranial-aneurysms-a-computational-study
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R J Damiano, V M Tutino, N Paliwal, D Ma, J M Davies, A H Siddiqui, H Meng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Locally compacting the mesh of a flow diverter by a dynamic push-pull technique can accelerate intracranial aneurysm healing. We asked how this deployment strategy compares with overlapping 2 flow diverters for aneurysmal flow reduction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a high-fidelity virtual stent placement method, we simulated 3 flow-diverter strategies (single noncompacted, 2 overlapped, and single compacted) in 3 aneurysms (fusiform, large saccular, and medium saccular)...
January 5, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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