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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821275/socio-ecological-perspective-of-older-age-life-expectancy-income-gender-inequality-and-financial-crisis-in-europe
#1
Jong In Kim, Gukbin Kim
BACKGROUND: Population is aging rapidly in Europe. Older age life expectancy (OLE) can be influenced by country-level depth of credit information (DCI) as an indicator of financial crisis, gross national income (GNI) per capita, and gender inequality index (GII). These factors are key indicators of socio-ecological inequality. They can be used to develop strategies to reduce country-level health disparity. The objective of this study was to confirm the relationship between socio-ecological factors and OLE in Europe...
August 18, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812108/ultra-early-detection-of-microcirculatory-injury-as-predictor-of-developing-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#2
Philipp Gölitz, Philip Hoelter, Julie Rösch, Karl Roessler, Frauke Knossalla, Arnd Doerfler
PURPOSE: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) still remains a major complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of our study was to evaluate whether flow analysis of admission digital subtraction angiography (DSA) using parametric color coding (PCC), a postprocessing algorithm, allows ultra-early identification of SAH patients at risk for developing subsequent symptomatic vasospasm. METHODS: In this study 52 patients who suffered SAH from aneurysm rupture, were retrospectively enrolled...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790969/alpha-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-increases-cerebral-vessel-diameter-in-animal-models-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Liam M C Flynn, Caroline J Begg, Malcolm R Macleod, Peter J D Andrews
Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is a life-threatening complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage. There is a strong association between cerebral vessel narrowing and DCI. Alpha calcitonin gene-related peptide (αCGRP) is a potent vasodilator, which may be effective at reducing cerebral vessel narrowing after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Here, we report a meta-analysis of data from nine in vivo animal studies identified in a systematic review in which αCGRP was administered in SAH models. Our primary outcome was change in cerebral vessel diameter and the secondary outcome was change in neurobehavioral scores...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783886/cerebrospinal-vascular-diseases-misdiagnosed-as-decompression-illness-the-importance-of-considering-other-neurological-diagnoses
#4
Kiyotaka Kohshi, Yoshitaka Morimatsu, Hideki Tamaki, Yukio Murata, Katsuko Kohshi, Tatsuya Ishitake, Petar J Denoble
The diagnosis of decompression illness (DCI), which is based on a history of decompression and clinical findings, can sometimes be confounded with other vascular events of the central nervous system. The authors report three cases of divers who were urgently transported to a hyperbaric facility for hyperbaric oxygen treatment of DCI which at admission turned out to be something else. The first case, a 45-year-old experienced diver with unconsciousness, was clinically diagnosed as having experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage, which was confirmed by CT scan...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777522/recurrent-cutaneous-decompression-illness-after-pfo-device-implantation-a-case-report
#5
Martin Vanden EEde
It is well known that patency of the foramen ovale (PFO) is a risk factor for decompression illness (DCI) in scuba divers, even if they adhere to the currently accepted and used decompression tables (termed "an undeserved hit"). The correction of the PFO through percutaneous closure after DCI is an ongoing discussion. We describe a case of a diver who redeveloped a cutaneous DCI due to a recurrent PFO after initial treatment with an occluder device four years earlier.
November 2016: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777022/association-of-cystathionine-beta-synthase-polymorphisms-and-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#6
Philipp Hendrix, Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Mingkuan Lin, Beverly C Walters, R Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M Shoja, Jean-Francois Pittet, Mali Mathru, Christoph J Griessenauer
OBJECTIVE Cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) is involved in homocysteine and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) metabolism. Both products have been implicated in the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular diseases. The impact of CBS polymorphisms on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and its clinical sequelae is poorly understood. METHODS Blood samples from all patients enrolled in the CARAS (Cerebral Aneurysm Renin Angiotensin System) study were used for genetic evaluation. The CARAS study prospectively enrolled aSAH patients at 2 academic institutions in the United States from 2012 to 2015...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768799/microrna-changes-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#7
Søren Bache, Rune Rasmussen, Maria Rossing, Finn Pedersen Laigaard, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Kirsten Møller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) accounts for a major part of the morbidity and mortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are pathophysiologically involved in acute cerebral ischemia. This study compared miRNA profiles in cerebrospinal fluid from neurologically healthy patients, as well as SAH patients with and without subsequent development of DCI. METHODS: In a prospective case-control study of SAH patients treated with external ventricular drainage and neurologically healthy patients, miRNA profiles in cerebrospinal fluid were screened and validated using 2 different high-throughput real-time quantification polymerase chain reaction techniques...
August 2, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756130/inositol-supplementation-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Nicolás Mendoza, Laura Pérez, Tommaso Simoncini, Alessandro Genazzani
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex and heterogeneous disease that involves menstrual dysfunction and reproductive difficulty, as well as metabolic problems. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of myo-inositol (MYO) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) on improving oocyte or embryo quality and pregnancy rates for women with PCOS undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). We searched the Web of Knowledge, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Pubmed, Scopus and Cochrane databases for all articles published in any language up to March 2017...
July 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748913/d-chiro-inositol-effectively-attenuates-cholestasis-in-bile-duct-ligated-rats-by-improving-bile-acid-secretion-and-attenuating-oxidative-stress
#9
Shuang-Shuang Zhao, Na-Ren Li, Wu-Li Zhao, Hong Liu, Mao-Xu Ge, Yi-Xuan Zhang, Long-Yin Zhao, Xue-Fu You, Hong-Wei He, Rong-Guang Shao
Cholestatic liver diseases are important causes of liver cirrhosis and liver transplantation, but few drugs are available for treatment. D-chiro-inositol (DCI), an isomer of inositol found in many Leguminosae plants and in animal viscera, is used clinically for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes mellitus. In this study, we investigated whether DCI exerted an anti-cholestatic effect and its underlying mechanisms. A cholestatic rat model was established via bile duct ligation (BDL)...
July 27, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741219/in-vitro-analysis-of-platelet-function-in-acute-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
#10
Christian von der Brelie, Alexander Subai, Verena Limperger, Veit Rohde, Astrid Dempfle, Azize Boström
Platelet function might play an essential role in the pathogenesis of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Thus, impaired platelet function and disturbed primary haemostasis induced by intake of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) might influence the rate of DCI. Primary haemostasis and platelet function can be measured with in vitro diagnosis (platelet function analyser test, PFA 100). The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate of DCI, haemorrhagic complications and the neurological outcome...
July 24, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740669/impact-of-thoracic-surgery-on-esophageal-motor-function-evaluation-by-high-resolution-manometry
#11
Anja Wäsche, Arne Kandulski, Peter Malfertheiner, Sandra Riedel, Patrick Zardo, Thomas Hachenberg, Jens Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Alteration of esophageal function is a potential risk factor for postoperative complications in thoracic surgery. This prospective study investigates esophageal motility and function during and after thoracic procedures via high resolution manometry (HRM) and impedance technology with spatiotemporal representation of pressure data. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients eligible for elective thoracic surgery underwent preoperative and postoperative (48 hours and 7 days) esophageal HRM...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730686/high-resolution-manometry-assessment-of-the-lower-esophageal-sphincter-after-contraction-normative-values-and-clinical-correlation
#12
D A Carlson, P J Kahrilas, M Tye, Z Listernick, K Ritter, I Wong, Y Xiao, V Bul, J E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND: The Chicago Classification v3.0 proposed extending the distal contractile integral (DCI) measurement domain to include the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to enhance the detection of esophageal hypercontractility. However, normative and clinical data for this approach are unreported. We aimed to describe the application of an extended DCI measurement in asymptomatic controls and patients. METHODS: High-resolution manometry (HRM) of 65 asymptomatic controls and 72 patients with normal motility were evaluated retrospectively...
July 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721662/ctp-and-dci-we-need-clarification
#13
EDITORIAL
Thomas Mattingly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719016/insecticide-resistance-of-adults-and-nymphs-of-asian-citrus-psyllid-populations-from-apatzing%C3%A3-n-valley-mexico
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Saúl Pardo, Ana M Martínez, José I Figueroa, Juan M Chavarrieta, Elisa Viñuela, Ángel Rebollar-Alviter, Mario A Miranda, Javier Valle, Samuel Pineda
BACKGROUND: Control of the Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, the most important pest of citrus worldwide, is based on the use of insecticides, though unsatisfactory results have recently been reported. In this study, insecticide resistance of D. citri to three insecticides (bifenthrin, malathion, and chlorpyrifos) was examined. RESULTS: Three populations (designed Dci-CParácuaro, Dci-El Junco, and Dci-Antúnez) of both adults and fourth-instar D. citri individuals were collected in 2014 at two and one different times, respectively, from three locations (Crucero de Parácuaro, El Junco, and Antúnez)...
July 18, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717283/training-pathways-in-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-across-the-globe-a-mini-review
#15
REVIEW
Sanjeev Kumar
Due to historical reasons, many different training pathways exist across countries that lead to a degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Although it is generally accepted to be a specialty of dentistry, the complex nature of procedures being performed by OMF surgeons today, has necessitated extensive general surgical training. Many countries have thus made dual qualification mandatory, while others have extended training programs in OMFS with integrated medical teaching. In India, frequent contact with foriegn experts, availability of world-class equipment and efforts of individual surgeons has ensured that the full scope of OMFS is practised in select centres of learning...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697545/synthesis-of-reduced-size-gold-nanostars-and-internalization-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#16
Giacomo Dacarro, Piersandro Pallavicini, Serena Maria Bertani, Giuseppe Chirico, Laura D'Alfonso, Andrea Falqui, Nicoletta Marchesi, Alessia Pascale, Laura Sironi, Angelo Taglietti, Efisio Zuddas
The synthesis of large pentatwinned five-branched gold nanostars (GNS) has been modified so to obtain overall dimensions shrunk to 60% and a lower branches aspect ratio, leading to a dramatic blue shift of their two near-infrared (NIR) localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPR) absorptions but still maintaining one LSPR in the biotransparent NIR range. The interactions of polyethylene glycol (PEG) coated large and shrunk GNS with SH-SY5Y cells revealed that the large ones (DCI - diameter of the circumference in which GNS can be inscribed=76nm) are internalized more efficiently than the shrunk ones (DCI=46nm), correlating with a decreased cells surviving fraction...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693424/bacillus-subtilis-iolq-dega-is-a-transcriptional-repressor-of-iolx-encoding-nad-dependent-scyllo-inositol-dehydrogenase
#17
Dong-Min Kang, Christophe Michon, Tetsuro Morinaga, Kosei Tanaka, Shinji Takenaka, Shu Ishikawa, Ken-Ichi Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Bacillus subtilis is able to utilize at least three inositol stereoisomers as carbon sources, myo-, scyllo-, and D-chiro-inositol (MI, SI, and DCI, respectively). NAD(+)-dependent SI dehydrogenase responsible for SI catabolism is encoded by iolX. Even in the absence of functional iolX, the presence of SI or MI in the growth medium was found to induce the transcription of iolX through an unknown mechanism. RESULTS: Immediately upstream of iolX, there is an operon that encodes two genes, yisR and iolQ (formerly known as degA), each of which could encode a transcriptional regulator...
July 11, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678112/prosthesis-and-hybrid-strategy-consideration-for-treating-2-level-cervical-disc-degeneration-in-hybrid-surgery
#18
Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Rajnesh Tyagi, Weiqiang Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical analysis using a validated nonlinear finite element (FE) model. OBJECTIVE: To combine the strategy of two-level hybrid surgery (HS) to explore how prostheses affect cervical biomechanics. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few FE studies have explored differences in biomechanical behavior between combined and stand-alone structured prostheses with HS. No FE studies have considered whether the prosthesis type and hybrid strategy influence two-level HS...
July 3, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667021/early-prediction-of-delayed-ischemia-and-functional-outcome-in-acute-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-role-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#19
Isabel Fragata, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Ana Paiva Nunes, Patrícia Ferreira, Nuno Canto-Moreira, Patrícia Canhão
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) parameters are markers of cerebral lesion in some diseases. In patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), we investigated whether DTI parameters measured at <72 hours might be associated with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and with poor functional outcome at 3 months (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3). METHODS: DTI was performed in a prospective cohort of 60 patients with nontraumatic SAH at <72 hours...
August 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665071/feasibility-and-safety-of-mild-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-poor-grade-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-prospective-pilot-study
#20
Wookjin Choi, Soon Chan Kwon, Won Joo Lee, Young Cheol Weon, Byungho Choi, Hyeji Lee, Eun Suk Park, Ryeok Ahn
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) improves the neurological outcome in patients after cardiac arrest and neonatal hypoxic brain injury. We studied the safety and feasibility of mild TH in patients with poor-grade subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) after successful treatment. Patients were allocated randomly to either the TH group (34.5°C) or control group after successful clipping or coil embolization. Eleven patients received TH for 48 hours followed by 48 hours of slow rewarming. Vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), functional outcome, mortality, and safety profiles were compared between groups...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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