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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150492/predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-mitral-valve-intervention
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Kenya Kusunose, Nancy A Obuchowski, Marc Gillinov, Zoran B Popovic, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with substantial risk of death. Although surgical mitral valve intervention (MVi) may improve symptoms, it has not been shown to improve survival. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and MVi. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 117 consecutive patients (age, 65±10 years) with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance and subsequent MVi between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2012...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150242/anterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-strokes-based-on-variant-vascular-anatomy-of-the-posterior-circulation-clinical-deficits-and-imaging-territories
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Melissa M Chen, Stephen R Chen, Pedro Diaz-Marchan, Donald Schomer, Vinodh A Kumar
We report imaging findings of 3 patients with anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) infarcts who presented with atypical clinical findings of cerebellar strokes. AICA strokes are rare, and diagnosis can be difficult because of the high variability of the posterior circulation vascular anatomy. We describe the embryology and variant anatomy of AICA so that clinicians can understand and recognize the patterns of these infarcts.
November 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148726/a-novel-approach-for-99mtc-labeling-of-red-blood-cells-evaluation-of-99mtc-4saboroxime-as-a-blood-pool-imaging-agent
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Min Liu, Zuoquan Zhao, Wei Fang, Shuang Liu
Angiography with radiolabeled red blood cells (RBCs) plays an important role in diagnosis and prognosis in vascular diseases. Both in vitro and in vivo methods have been developed for 99mTc-labeling of RBCs. However, these methods are complicated and lack of reproducibility. Therefore, it is highly desirable to develop an alternative method for routine 99mTc-labeling of RBCs. In this report, we present a novel approach for 99mTc-labeling of RBCs. We prepared a new 99mTc(III) radiotracer [99mTcCl(CDO)(CDOH)2B-4AS] (99mTc-4ASboroxime: 4AS-B(OH)2 = 4-aminosulfonylphenyl)boronic acid, and CDOH2 = cyclohexanedione dioxime) in >95% radiochemical purity...
November 17, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148253/quantification-of-vascular-damage-in-acute-kidney-injury-with-fluorine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy
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Jeremy K Moore, Junjie Chen, Hua Pan, Joseph P Gaut, Sanjay Jain, Samuel A Wickline
PURPOSE: To design a fluorine MRI/MR spectroscopy approach to quantify renal vascular damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the therapeutic response to antithrombin nanoparticles (NPs) to protect kidney function. METHODS: A total of 53 rats underwent 45 min of bilateral renal artery occlusion and were treated at reperfusion with either plain perfluorocarbon NPs or NPs functionalized with a direct thrombin inhibitor (PPACK:phenyalanine-proline-arginine-chloromethylketone)...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148219/breaking-free-from-vascular-confinement-status-and-prospects-for-submicron-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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REVIEW
Carly Pellow, David E Goertz, Gang Zheng
The development of encapsulated microbubbles (~1-6 μm) has expanded the utility of ultrasound from soft tissue anatomical imaging to not only functional intravascular imaging, but therapeutic interventions, with compelling studies of elicited biological effects. The large diameter of these bubbles has confined their utility to the vasculature, but converging interdisciplinary research pathways are giving rise to new submicron ultrasound contrast agents capable of extending their effects beyond the vascular compartment...
November 17, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147957/mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cell-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Yushuang Deng, Jian Wang, Guiqiong He, Fei Qu, Min Zheng
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) have important effect in tissue repair in ischemic organs. The present study was conducted to demonstrate the mobilization of EPCs and its possible mechanism after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). A total of 148 individuals were examined, including 106 patients with ischemic stroke and 42 healthy controls. Seventy-one patients with imaging-confirmed AIS were examined at days 1, 7, 14, and 21 after stroke onset. Circulating EPCs were quantified by flow cytometry using CD133 and KDR surface markers...
November 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147633/a-unique-case-of-carotid-splaying-by-a-cervical-vagal-neurofibroma-and-the-role-of-neuroradiology-in-surgical-management
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Sally A Itawi, Mark Buehler, Robert E Mrak, Tarek R Mansour, Yacine Medhkour, Azedine Medhkour
Carotid splaying, also known as the Lyre sign, is a widening of the carotid bifurcation due to the displacement of the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery just distal to the point of divergence. This phenomenon is classically exhibited by highly vascularized carotid body tumors and, in rare cases, by cervical sympathetic chain schwannomas. Demonstration of the Lyre sign by a cervical vagal neurofibroma, however, is a unique occurrence that has not been previously documented in the literature...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146952/migrainomics-identifying-brain-and-genetic-markers-of-migraine
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REVIEW
Dale R Nyholt, David Borsook, Lyn R Griffiths
Migraine is one of the world's most prevalent and disabling disorders and imposes an enormous socioeconomic burden. The exact causes of migraine are unknown, and no recognizable diagnostic pathological changes have been identified. Specific identifiable markers of migraine would aid diagnosis and could provide insight into the pathogenesis of the condition, with the potential to direct development of new therapeutics. In the past few years, advances in neuroimaging and genetic studies have provided the most substantial progress towards the identification of markers...
November 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146829/is-bridging-therapy-still-required-in-stroke-due-to-carotid-artery-terminus-occlusions
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Romain Bourcier, Pierre-Louis Alexandre, François Eugène, Béatrice Delasalle-Guyomarch, Benoit Guillon, Basile Kerleroux, Suzana Saleme, Gaultier Marnat, Samy Boucebci, Mahmood Mirza, Jean-Christophe Ferré, Chrysanthi Papagiannaki, Hubert Desal
INTRODUCTION: Studies comparing endovascular stroke treatment using mechanical thrombectomy (MT) with or without prior IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPa) have included only 30% of internal carotid artery terminus occlusions (ICA-O), a known predictor of recanalization failure with IV tPa. OBJECTIVE: To carry out a retrospective multicenter analysis of prospectively collected data of consecutive patients to investigate the impact of intravenous thrombolysis on ICA-O by comparing patients treated with MT alone or bridging therapy (BT)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146749/statins-promote-cardiac-infarct-healing-by-modulating-endothelial-barrier-function-revealed-by-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Geert J Leenders, Mirjam B Smeets, Maaike van den Boomen, Monique Berben, Miranda Nabben, Dianne van Strijp, Gustav J Strijkers, Jeanine J Prompers, Fatih Arslan, Klaas Nicolay, Katrien Vandoorne
OBJECTIVE: The endothelium has a crucial role in wound healing, acting as a barrier to control transit of leukocytes. Endothelial barrier function is impaired in atherosclerosis preceding myocardial infarction (MI). Besides lowering lipids, statins modulate endothelial function. Here, we noninvasively tested whether statins affect permeability at the inflammatory (day 3) and the reparative (day 7) phase of infarct healing post-MI using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145994/retinal-vascular-imaging-in-cardiovascular-medicine-new-tools-for-an-old-examination
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EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Mulè, Maria Vadalà, Giulio Geraci, Santina Cottone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145713/positron-emission-tomography-as-an-imaging-biomarker-in-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-of-patients-with-large-vessel-vasculitis
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Peter C Grayson, Sara Alehashemi, Armin A Bagheri, Ali Cahid Civelek, Thomas R Cupps, Mariana J Kaplan, Ashkan A Malayeri, Peter A Merkel, Elaine Novakovich, David A Bluemke, Mark A Ahlman
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical value of (18) F-flurodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) in a prospective cohort of patients with large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) and disease comparators. METHODS: Patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) were studied, along with a comparator group consisting of patients with hyperlipidemia, diseases that mimic LVV, and healthy controls. Participants underwent clinical evaluation and FDG-PET imaging, and patients with LVV underwent serial imaging at six-month intervals...
November 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145253/anterior-endoscopically-assisted-bone-grafting-for-iatrogenic-distraction-of-odontoid-fracture-after-percutaneous-anterior-screw-fixation-a-case-report
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Ze-Xin Chen, Hui Zhang, Nai-Feng Tian, Xiang-Yang Wang, Yan Lin, Yao-Sen Wu
RATIONALE: The complication of iatrogenic distraction of odontoid fracture after anterior screw fixation has not been reported in the literature. We treated the patient with endoscopically assisted bone grafting with good results. The new technique was not reported in the management of odontoid fracture or nonunion before. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old man presented with neck pain after a motorcycle crash. The cervical spine radiograph and computed tomographic scan demonstrated the base of dens displaced 2 mm anteriorly...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145238/apatinib-in-refractory-radiation-induced-brain-edema-a-case-report
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Wei Guo Hu, Yi Ming Weng, Yi Dong, Xiang Pan Li, Qi-Bin Song
RATIONALE: Apatinib is a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2, which has observed to be effective and safe in refractory radiation-induced brain edema, like Avastin did. Till now, there is no case report after apatinib came in the market. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two patients who received brain radiotherapy developed clinical manifestations of brain edema, including dizziness, headache, limb activity disorder, and so on...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145060/familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformation-report-of-a-novel-krit1-mutation-in-a-portuguese-family
#15
Inês Rosário Marques, Francisco Antunes, Nadine Ferreira, Miguel Grunho
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular malformations which may occur in familial forms which have autosomal dominant inheritance. Mutations have been identified in three genes: KRIT1, MGC4607 and PDCD10. We have documented a novel mutation on KRIT1 gene, and the second to be reported in a Portuguese family. This mutation consists in a two nucleotide insertion (c.947_948insAC) within the exon 10, resulting in premature protein termination (p.Leu317Argfs*2). These findings will hopefully contribute to a better clinical, imaging and genetic characterisation of this disease, particularly while trying to identify the factors that influence its treatment and prognosis...
November 10, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
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Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144251/evaluation-of-dorsal-midline-discolorations-with-physical-examination-and-ultrasound
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Liat Ben-Sira, Penina Ponger, Shlomi Constantini
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between dorsal midline skin discolorations, tethering of the spinal cord, and the role of ultrasound screening of these stigmata, focusing specifically on vascular lesions. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a prospective observational study of infants <6 months of age with suspicious dorsal midline skin stigmata. All were evaluated by physical examination and ultrasound scan. A subset also had a magnetic resonance imaging examination...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143463/advances-in-chronic-cerebral-circulation-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Da Zhou, Ran Meng, Si-Jie Li, Jing-Yuan Ya, Jia-Yue Ding, Shu-Ling Shang, Yu-Chuan Ding, Xun-Ming Ji
Chronic cerebral circulation insufficiency (CCCI) may not be an independent disease; rather, it is a pervasive state of long-term cerebral blood flow insufficiency caused by a variety of etiologies, and considered to be associated with either occurrence or recurrence of ischemic stroke, vascular cognitive impairment, and development of vascular dementia, resulting in disability and mortality worldwide. This review summarizes the features and recent progress of CCCI, mainly focusing on epidemiology, experimental research, pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, imaging presentation, diagnosis, and potential therapeutic regimens...
November 15, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143207/contribution-of-eeg-in-transient-neurological-deficits
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Pierre Lozeron, Nadine Carole Tcheumeni, Sahar Turki, Hélène Amiel, Elodie Meppiel, Sana Masmoudi, Caroline Roos, Isabelle Crassard, Patrick Plaisance, Houria Benbetka, Jean-Pierre Guichard, Emmanuel Houdart, Hélène Baudoin, Nathalie Kubis
Identification of stroke mimics and 'chameleons' among transient neurological deficits (TND) is critical. Diagnostic workup consists of a brain imaging study, for a vascular disease or a brain tumour and EEG, for epileptiform discharges. The precise role of EEG in this diagnostic workup has, however, never been clearly delineated. However, this could be crucial in cases of atypical or incomplete presentation with consequences on disease management and treatment. We analysed the EEG patterns on 95 consecutive patients referred for an EEG within 7 days of a TND with diagnostic uncertainty...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142489/correlation-between-osteoprotegerin-serum-level-and-coronary-calcification-using-coronary-artery-calcium-score-in-patient-with-moderate-severe-cardiovascular-risk-factor
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J Nugroho, Widorini Widorini
Coronary artery calcification is a part of atherosclerosis process associated with coronary heart disease. Recently, coronary artery calcification assessment using computed tomography (CT) is still the best noninvasive imaging with high sensitivity and specificity. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is one of vascular calcification marker that through its role to bind receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ ligand and inhibit osteoclastogenesis is suspected of playing a role for coronary calcification in atherosclerosis process...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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