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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230173/blueberry-phenolics-reduce-gastrointestinal-infection-of-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-by-improving-depressant-induced-autoimmune-disorder-via-mir-155-mediated-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Ning Xu, Hao Meng, Tianyi Liu, Yingli Feng, Yuan Qi, Donghuan Zhang, Honglei Wang
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) often causes human depression, whereas depression-induced low immunity makes the patients susceptible to gastrointestinal infection. Blueberry possesses antidepressant properties which may improve autoimmunity and reduce gastrointestinal infection. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) performs antidepressant function and can be regulated by miR-155, which may be affected by blueberry. To explore the possible molecular mechanism, blueberry compounds were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229917/whole-genome-sequencing-and-snv-genotyping-of-nebbiolo-vitis-vinifera-l-clones
#2
Giorgio Gambino, Alessandra Dal Molin, Paolo Boccacci, Andrea Minio, Walter Chitarra, Carla Giuseppina Avanzato, Paola Tononi, Irene Perrone, Stefano Raimondi, Anna Schneider, Mario Pezzotti, Franco Mannini, Ivana Gribaudo, Massimo Delledonne
'Nebbiolo' (Vitis vinifera) is among the most ancient and prestigious wine grape varieties characterised by a wide genetic variability exhibited by a high number of clones (vegetatively propagated lines of selected mother plants). However, limited information is available for this cultivar at the molecular and genomic levels. The whole-genomes of three 'Nebbiolo' clones (CVT 71, CVT 185 and CVT 423) were re-sequenced and a de novo transcriptome assembly was produced. Important remarks about the genetic peculiarities of 'Nebbiolo' and its intra-varietal variability useful for clonal identification were reported...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214359/theoretical-studies-of-the-decomposition-mechanisms-of-1-2-4-butanetriol-trinitrate
#3
Liguan Pei, Kehai Dong, Yanhui Tang, Bo Zhang, Chang Yu, Wenzuo Li
Density functional theory (DFT) and canonical variational transition-state theory combined with a small-curvature tunneling correction (CVT/SCT) were used to explore the decomposition mechanisms of 1,2,4-butanetriol trinitrate (BTTN) in detail. The results showed that the γ-H abstraction reaction is the initial pathway for autocatalytic BTTN decomposition. The three possible hydrogen atom abstraction reactions are all exothermic. The rate constants for autocatalytic BTTN decomposition are 3 to 1040 times greater than the rate constants for the two unimolecular decomposition reactions (O-NO2 cleavage and HONO elimination)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211360/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-as-a-diagnostic-challenge-clinical-and-radiological-correlation-based-on-the-retrospective-analysis-of-own-cases
#4
Anna Zimny, Edyta Dziadkowiak, Joanna Bladowska, Justyna Chojdak-Łukasiewicz, Aleksandra Loster-Niewińska, Marek Sąsiadek, Bogusław Paradowski
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare condition which constitutes 0.5-1% of all strokes. The clinical and radiological picture of CVT is non-specific and can mimic other disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate and correlate clinical and radiological symptoms presented by patients with CVT, both in the initial and follow-up neurological and neuroimaging examinations, with a special emphasis on diagnostic difficulties...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203685/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-older-patients
#5
Susanna M Zuurbier, Sini Hiltunen, Erik Lindgren, Suzanne M Silvis, Katarina Jood, Sharon Devasagayam, Timothy J Kleinig, Frank L Silver, Daniel M Mandell, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jonathan M Coutinho
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is rare in older patients. We investigated whether clinical features and outcomes differ in older and younger patients. METHODS: We used data from a multicenter observational registry of consecutive adult patients with CVT admitted between 1987 and 2016. We compared demographics, clinical manifestations, and outcomes between older (upper quartile of the age distribution) and younger (lower 3 quartiles of the age distribution) patients...
December 4, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202678/approach-to-thrombosis-at-unusual-sites-splanchnic-and-cerebral-vein-thrombosis
#6
Nicoletta Riva, Walter Ageno
Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) and cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) are two manifestations of unusual site venous thromboembolism (VTE). SVT includes thrombosis in the portal, mesenteric or splenic veins, and the Budd-Chiari syndrome. CVT encompasses thrombosis of the dural venous sinuses and thrombosis of the cerebral veins. Unusual site VTE often represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge because of the heterogeneity in clinical presentation, the limited evidence available in the literature on the acute and long-term prognosis of these diseases, and the lack of large randomized controlled trials evaluating different treatment options...
December 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181759/theoretical-investigations-on-the-kinetics-of-cl-atom-initiated-reactions-of-series-of-1-alkenes
#7
S Vijayakumar, B Rajakumar
The temperature-dependent rate coefficients were calculated for the reactions of Cl atoms with propene (R1), 1-butene (R2), 1-pentene (R3), and 1-hexene (R4) over the temperature range of 200-400 K. Canonical variational transition state theory (CVT) with small curvature tunneling (SCT) and conventional transition state theory (CTST) in combination with MP2/6-31G(d,p), MP2/6-31G+(d,p), and MP2/6-311 + G(d,p) level of theories were used to calculate the kinetic parameters. The obtained rate coefficients at 298 K for the reactions of Cl atoms with propene, 1-butene, 1-pentene, and 1-hexene are 1...
November 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180076/delineation-of-the-primary-tumour-clinical-target-volumes-ctv-p-in-laryngeal-hypopharyngeal-oropharyngeal-and-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-airo-caca-dahanca-eortc-georcc-gortec-hknpcsg-hncig-iag-kht-lprhht-ncic-ctg-ncri-nrg-oncology-phns-sbrt-somera
#8
Vincent Grégoire, Mererid Evans, Quynh-Thu Le, Jean Bourhis, Volker Budach, Amy Chen, Abraham Eisbruch, Mei Feng, Jordi Giralt, Tejpal Gupta, Marc Hamoir, Juliana K Helito, Chaosu Hu, Keith Hunter, Jorgen Johansen, Johannes Kaanders, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Anne Lee, Philippe Maingon, Antti Mäkitie, Francesco Micciche', Piero Nicolai, Brian O'Sullivan, Adela Poitevin, Sandro Porceddu, Krzysztof Składowski, Silke Tribius, John Waldron, Joseph Wee, Min Yao, Sue S Yom, Frank Zimmermann, Cai Grau
PURPOSE: Few studies have reported large inter-observer variations in target volume selection and delineation in patients treated with radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Consensus guidelines have been published for the neck nodes (see Grégoire et al., 2003, 2014), but such recommendations are lacking for primary tumour delineation. For the latter, two main schools of thoughts are prevailing, one based on geometric expansion of the Gross Tumour Volume (GTV) as promoted by DAHANCA, and the other one based on anatomical expansion of the GTV using compartmentalization of head and neck anatomy...
November 24, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166637/assessing-vessel-tone-during-coronary-artery-spasm-by-dual-acquisition-multidetector-computed-tomography-angiography
#9
Cai De Jin, Moo Hyun Kim, Eun Ju Kang, Young Rak Cho, Tae Ho Park, Ki Nam Lee, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: Diminished vascular tone is an established biomarker of heart damage. Little is known about the extent of coronary vessel tone (CVT) with spasm as assessed by dual-acquisition multidetector computed tomography angiography (MCTA) in patients with vasospastic angina (VSA). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the CVT modulated by intravenous nitrate injection (INI) using MCTA imaging in VSA patients. METHODS: Twenty-one VSA patients (60 ± 9 years; 76% males) who underwent initial MCTA (without morning vasodilation), followed by an intracoronary ergonovine provocation test were included...
November 23, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161531/pulmonary-safety-and-tolerability-of-inhaled-levodopa-cvt-301-administered-to-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#10
Peter A LeWitt, Rajesh Pahwa, Alexander Sedkov, Ann Corbin, Richard Batycky, Harald Murck
BACKGROUND: CVT-301, an inhaled levodopa (LD) formulation, is under development for relief of OFF periods in Parkinson's disease (PD). Previously, we reported that CVT-301 improved OFF symptoms relative to placebo. In this study, we evaluate pulmonary function in patients treated with a single dose of CVT-301 or placebo for 3 hours, or received multiple doses/day for 4 weeks. METHODS: As part of two phase 2 studies, pulmonary safety and tolerability of CVT-301 were evaluated in PD patients experiencing motor fluctuations (≥2 hours OFF/day), Hoehn and Yahr stage 1-3, and forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity ratio ≥75% of predicted (in ON state)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159843/vocational-outcome-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-long-term-follow-up-study
#11
E Lindgren, K Jood, T Tatlisumak
OBJECTIVES: Few studies have investigated long-term functional outcome in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). We aimed to evaluate return to work (RTW) after CVT and its association with self-reported life satisfaction, quality of life, health, participation, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. METHODS: From hospital records, we identified all patients diagnosed with CVT in Sahlgrenska University Hospital between 1996 and 2016 and invited all survivors to a clinical follow-up visit >1 year after onset...
November 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146874/imaging-characteristics-of-venous-parenchymal-abnormalities
#12
Audrey Arnoux, Aude Triquenot-Bagan, Daniela Andriuta, David Wallon, Evelyne Guegan-Massardier, Claire Leclercq, Olivier Martinaud, Mélody Castier-Amouyel, Olivier Godefroy, Jean-Marc Bugnicourt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few published data on the patterns of parenchymal imaging abnormalities in a context of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). The objectives of the present study were to describe the patterns of parenchymal lesions associated with CVT and to determine the lesion sites. METHODS: We included 44 consecutively hospitalized patients with CVT and parenchymal lesions on magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis of CVT had been confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance venography...
November 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142656/pharyngeal-airway-dimensions-and-head-posture-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-with-and-without-morphological-deviations-in-the-upper-cervical-spine
#13
Liselotte Sonnesen, Arne Petersson, Søren Berg, Palle Svanholt
Objectives: The aim of the study was to analyse differences in pharyngeal airway dimensions and head posture between obstructive sleep apnea patients with and without morphological deviations in the upper cervical spine and to analyse associations between pharyngeal airway dimensions and head posture in the total sample. Material and Methods: The sample comprised 53 obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients of which 32.1% had upper spine morphological deviations. Accordingly two groups were defined: 17 OSA patients with morphological deviations in the upper spine and 36 without upper spine deviations...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128928/serum-neuron-specific-enolase-may-be-a-marker-to-predict-the-severity-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#14
Yanyu Hu, Ran Meng, Xuxiang Zhang, Linlin Guo, Sijie Li, Yan Wu, Jiangang Duan, Yuchuan Ding, Xunming Ji
The objective is to explore the effective of baseline serum neuron specific enolase (NSE) on predicting the severity and outcome in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). A total of 156 patients confirmed as CVT in Xuanwu Hospital were enrolled in this retrospective study from March 2011 through September 2016. The severity was evaluated with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS), intracranial pressure (ICP), and CVT-related complications; the outcome was evaluated by modified Rankin Scale (mRS); the relationship between baseline serum NSE and mRS was analyzed with receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC), logistic regression analysis, and Kaplan-Meier curves...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125690/cancer-and-risk-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-control-study
#15
S M Silvis, S Hiltunen, E Lindgren, K Jood, S M Zuurbier, S Middeldorp, J Putaala, S C Cannegieter, T Tatlisumak, J M Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Cancer is an established risk factor for leg vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Controlled studies assessing the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in patients with cancer have not been performed. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cancer is a risk factor for CVT. PATIENTS/METHODS: Case-control study. We assessed consecutive adult patients with CVT from three academic hospitals from 1987-2015, and control subjects from the Dutch MEGA study (Multiple Environmental and Genetic Assessment of risk factors for venous thrombosis)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118492/association-of-ocular-findings-and-outcome-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#16
Samira Yadegari, Alireza Keshtkar Jafari, Elham Ashrafi
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a potentially life-threatening underdiagnosed disease. Headache is a common but nonspecific finding in CVT. Other features such as ocular finding can assist to correct diagnosis, but their frequency in CVT has not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ocular symptoms and signs in CVT and their association with outcome. METHODS: The demographic, clinical, laboratory, radiological, and outcome data were collected and analyzed from patients referred to a tertiary hospital during 6 years...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088921/platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-risk-factors-for-venous-thrombosis
#17
Andrea Artoni, Maria Abbattista, Paolo Bucciarelli, Francesca Gianniello, Erica Scalambrino, Emanuela Pappalardo, Flora Peyvandi, Ida Martinelli
High platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are associated with an increased risk of arterial thrombosis, but their role in venous thromboembolism (VTE) has not been fully investigated. A case-control study, of 486 patients with VTE, 100 with cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT), and 299 healthy individuals, was carried out to investigate whether high PLR or NLR values are associated with an increased risk of VTE. Patients with high PLR or NLR did not have an increased risk of VTE (odds ratio [OR] 0...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080228/morphology-of-subcortical-brain-nuclei-is-associated-with-autonomic-function-in-healthy-humans
#18
James K Ruffle, Steven J Coen, Vincent Giampietro, Steven C R Williams, A Vania Apkarian, Adam D Farmer, Qasim Aziz
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a brain body interface which serves to maintain homeostasis by influencing a plethora of physiological processes, including metabolism, cardiorespiratory regulation and nociception. Accumulating evidence suggests that ANS function is disturbed in numerous prevalent clinical disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia. While the brain is a central hub for regulating autonomic function, the association between resting autonomic activity and subcortical morphology has not been comprehensively studied and thus was our aim...
October 28, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027542/stroke-patients-with-cvt-urgently-need-high-quality-evidence
#19
Nicoletta Riva, Alessandro Squizzato
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November 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017198/aggressive-treatment-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-cvt-with-stent-retrievers-and-local-thrombolysis-why-we-need-a-registry
#20
Christina Maria Kowoll, Hannah Lockau, Franziska Dorn, Christian Dohmen
Purpose Anticoagulation is the first-line therapy for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT). Endovascular treatment is increasingly applied in patients deteriorating despite anticoagulation with extensive thrombosis or contraindications for anticoagulation. Experience with stent retrievers in CVT is limited. Results We present three cases of severe CVT treated with stent-retrievers, thrombus aspiration and local thrombolysis. In two patients with extensive thrombosis, a partial recanalization was achieved, but only one of them showed significant improvement...
October 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
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