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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330536/-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-misinterpreted-as-migraine
#1
Omar A Karim, Adis Dizdarevic, Mohammad Motawea
A 23-year-old woman with known tension-type headache and in treatment with oral contraceptives was hospitalized with headache, nausea and vomiting during two weeks. Prior to hospitalization the symptoms had been interpreted as migraine. Blood samples including D-dimer were normal. A computed tomography showed cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), so the patient was treated with anticoagulation drugs and her symptoms remitted slowly. CVT is a dangerous condition, and the symptoms can have a fluctuating course which can mask the diagnosis...
March 13, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295142/creation-of-an-interprofessional-teledementia-clinic-for-rural-veterans-preliminary-data
#2
Becky B Powers, Marcia C Homer, Natalia Morone, Natali Edmonds, Michelle I Rossi
The teledementia clinic is a new model of care that expands the reach of specialized geriatric and dementia care using clinical video telehealth (CVT) to rural veterans, who frequently lack access to specialty care. The clinic is a Veterans Affairs (VA) Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center clinical demonstration project. It is located in the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System tertiary referral hospital and serves veterans in affiliated rural community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Rural CBOC primary care providers refer clinic patients, or referral is according to previous cognitive impairment diagnosis in a VAPHS geriatric clinic...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262755/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-chinese-women-during-pregnancy-and-puerperium
#3
Zhu-Wei Liang, Wan-Li Gao, Li-Min Feng
Due to the specific physiology associated with pregnancy and puerperium, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) may manifest different characteristics. This study aimed to identify the clinical manifestations and prognosis of pregnancy-associated CVT. A total of 43 pregnancy-associated CVT patients were enrolled. We analysed the clinical presentations of the disease and performed a multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine which variables were associated with prognosis. Our descriptive results showed the following: 1) the incidence was 202 per 100,000 deliveries, and the mortality rate was 11...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262673/formation-mechanisms-of-fe3-xsnxo4-by-a-chemical-vapor-transport-cvt-process
#4
Zijian Su, Yuanbo Zhang, Bingbing Liu, Yingming Chen, Guanghui Li, Tao Jiang
Our former study reported that Fe-Sn spinel (Fe3-xSnxO4) was easily formed when SnO2 and Fe3O4 were roasted under CO-CO2 atmosphere at 900-1100 °C. However, the formation procedure is still unclear and there is a lack of theoretical research on the formation mechanism of the Fe-Sn spinel. In this work, the reaction mechanisms between SnO2 and Fe3O4 under CO-CO2 atmosphere were determined using XRD, VSM, SEM-EDS, XPS, etc. The results indicated that the formation of Fe3-xSnxO4 could be divided into four steps: reduction of SnO2 to solid phase SnO, volatilization of gaseous SnO, adsorption of gaseous SnO on the surface of Fe3O4, and redox reaction between SnO and Fe3O4...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228636/progressive-ischemic-stroke-due-to-thyroid-storm-associated-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#5
Natsumi Tanabe, Eiji Hiraoka, Masataka Hoshino, Gautam A Deshpande, Kana Sawada, Yasuhiro Norisue, Jumpei Tsukuda, Toshihiko Suzuki
BACKGROUND Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare but fatal complication of hyperthyroidism that is induced by the hypercoagulable state of thyrotoxicosis. Although it is frequently difficult to diagnose CVT promptly, it is important to consider it in the differential diagnosis when a hyperthyroid patient presents with atypical neurologic symptoms. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old Japanese female with unremarkable medical history came in with thyroid storm and multiple progressive ischemic stroke identified at another hospital...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228575/risk-of-pulmonary-embolism-after-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#6
Ava L Liberman, Alexander E Merkler, Gino Gialdini, Steven R Messé, Michael P Lerario, Santosh B Murthy, Hooman Kamel, Babak B Navi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a type of venous thromboembolism. Whether the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) after CVT is similar to the risk after deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using administrative data from all emergency department visits and hospitalizations in California, New York, and Florida from 2005 to 2013. We identified patients with CVT or DVT and the outcome of PE using previously validated International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220992/two-dimensional-semiconductors-grown-by-chemical-vapor-transport
#7
Dake Hu, Guanchen Xu, Lei Xing, Xingxu Yan, Jingyi Wang, Jingying Zheng, Zhixing Lu, Peng Wang, Xiaoqing Pan, Liying Jiao
Developing controlled approaches for synthesizing high-quality two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors is essential for their practical applications in novel electronics. The application of chemical vapor transport (CVT), an old single-crystal growth technique, has been extended from growing 3D crystals to synthesizing 2D atomic layers by tuning the growth kinetics. Both single crystalline individual flakes and continuous films of 1 L MoS2 were successfully obtained with CVT approach at low growth temperatures of 300-600 °C...
February 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220976/evaluation-of-a-new-hemoglobin-a1c-analyzer-for-point-of-care-testing
#8
Rui Zhou, Wei Wang, Zhi-Xin Song, Qing Tong, Qing-Tao Wang
BACKGROUND: There has been an increasing desire for the use of point-of-care testing (POCT) by both primary care clinicians and patients. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of a new POCT analyzer for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing. METHODS: We assessed the accuracy, precision, and linearity of the POCT HbA1c analyzer (A1C EZ 2.0) with the Tosoh G8 Analyzer as comparative instrument, following the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) protocols...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208950/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-pregnancy-a-poignant-allegory-of-an-unusual-case
#9
Sheeba Marwah, Gaikwad Harsha Shailesh, Sumedha Gupta, Manjula Sharma, Pratima Mittal
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT), also known as cortical venous, cerebral sinus, cerebral venous sinus, or dural sinus thrombosis, is an infrequent grave condition affecting pregnant females, resulting from clot formation in one of the many outflow tracts of the brain. Although pregnancy-associated stroke or CVT is uncommon, the risk of stroke is greatly increased above the low baseline rate in young patients during late pregnancy and, even more so, during the puerperium. Haemorrhagic infarction can occur in the acute stage of CVT...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203183/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-as-a-rare-cause-of-a-paroxysmal-kinetic-tremor
#10
Kei Murao, Shuji Arakawa, Yoshihiko Furuta, Masahiro Shijo, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has a broad spectrum of clinical presentation compared to arterial etiology. Seizure is one of the common symptoms and is more frequent than in other stroke types. Hence, transient neurological symptoms in CVT patients are usually due to epileptic seizures, while transient repetitive movement disorder is extremely rare except as a complication of epilepsy. We report a case of CVT in the superior sagittal sinus with a 1-year history of paroxysmal kinetic tremor without evident epilepsy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186753/experimental-and-theoretical-investigations-on-the-reaction-of-1-3-butadiene-with-cl-atom-in-the-gas-phase
#11
S Vijayakumar, B Rajakumar
Temperature dependent rate coefficients for the reaction of Cl atom with 1,3-butadiene were measured over the temperature range 269-363 K relative to its reaction with isoprene and 1-pentene. Theoretical calculations were performed for the title reaction using CVT/SCT in combination with CCSD(T)/6-31+G (d,p)//MP2/6-311+G(2df,2p) level of theory, to complement our experimental measurements. The test molecule would survive for 1 h in the atmosphere, and therefore, it can be considered as a very short-lived compound...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179559/acute-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-three-dimensional-visualization-and-quantification-of-hemodynamic-alterations-using-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Florian Schuchardt, Anja Hennemuth, Laure Schroeder, Stephan Meckel, Michael Markl, Thomas Wehrum, Andreas Harloff
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) affects venous hemodynamics and can provoke severe stroke and chronic intracranial hypertension. We sought to comprehensively analyze 3-dimensional blood flow and hemodynamic alterations during acute CVT including collateral recruitment and at follow-up. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive patients with acute CVT were prospectively included and underwent routine brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 4-dimensional flow MRI at 3 T for the in vivo assessment of cerebral blood flow...
February 8, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161058/endogenous-and-exogenous-mir-520c-3p-modulates-cd44-mediated-extravillous-trophoblast-invasion
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Hironori Takahashi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Tomoyuki Kuwata, Rie Usui, Yosuke Baba, Hirotada Suzuki, Tha Thu Chaw Kyi, Shigeki Matsubara, Shigeru Saito, Toshihiro Takizawa
INTRODUCTION: Adequate extravillous trophoblast (EVT) invasion is essential for successful placentation. Although miR-520c-3p plays an important role in CD44-mediated invasion in cancer cells, there is little information on whether miR-520c-3p is involved in the regulatory mechanisms of CD44-mediated EVT invasion. METHODS: We screened first trimester trophoblast cells and trophoblast cell lines for expression of miR-520c-3p using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132019/evaluation-of-type-replacement-following-hpv16-18-vaccination-pooled-analysis-of-two-randomized-trials
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Joseph E Tota, Frank Struyf, Marko Merikukka, Paula Gonzalez, Aimée R Kreimer, Dan Bi, Xavier Castellsagué, Newton S de Carvalho, Suzanne M Garland, Diane M Harper, Naveen Karkada, Klaus Peters, Willy A J Pope, Carolina Porras, Wim Quint, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Mark Schiffman, John Schussler, S Rachel Skinner, Júlio Cesar Teixeira, Allan Hildesheim, Matti Lehtinen
BACKGROUND: Current HPV vaccines do not protect against all oncogenic HPV types. Following vaccination, type replacement may occur, especially if different HPV types competitively interact during natural infection. Because of their common route of transmission, it is difficult to assess type interactions in observational studies. Our aim was to evaluate type replacement in the setting of HPV vaccine randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: Data were pooled from the Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT; NCT00128661) and PATRICIA trial (NCT001226810)-two large-scale, double-blind RCTs of the HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine-to compare cumulative incidence of nonprotected HPV infections across trial arms after four years...
January 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117583/variational-effect-and-anharmonic-torsion-on-kinetic-modeling-for-initiation-reaction-of-dimethyl-ether-combustion
#15
Yulei Guan, Jing Gao, Yiming Song, Yang Li, Haixia Ma, Jirong Song
The reaction of dimethyl ether (DME) with molecular oxygen has been considered to be the dominant initiation pathway for DME combustion compared to the C-O bond fission. This work presents a detailed mechanism and kinetics investigation for the O2 + DME reaction with theoretical approaches. Using the CCSD(T)/6-311+G(2df,2pd) potential energy surface with the M06-2X/MG3S gradient, Hessian, and geometries, rate constants are evaluated by multistructural canonical variational transition-state theory (MS-CVT) including contributions from hindered rotation and multidimensional tunneling over the temperature range 200-2800 K...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090768/tunneling-control-competition-between-6%C3%AF-electrocyclization-and-1-5-h-sigmatropic-shift-reactions-in-tetrahydro-1h-cyclobuta-e-indene-derivatives
#16
Sharmistha Karmakar, Ayan Datta
Direct dynamics calculation using canonical variational transtition state theory (CVT) inclusive of small curvature tunneling (SCT) reveals the influential role of quantum mechanical tunneling (QMT) for 2,2a,5,7b-tetrahydro-1H-cyclobuta[e]indene derivatives (2a-2j) in governing their product selectivity. 2a-2j follow two distinct reaction channels, namely, 6π-electrocyclization (2 → 3) and [1,5]H-sigmatropic shift (2 → 4), among which the activation barrier is higher for [1,5]H-shift (2 → 4), thereby favoring the kinetically controlled product (3a-3j) as anticipated...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087519/sympathetic-modulation-of-electrical-activation-in-normal-and-infarcted-myocardium-implications-for-arrhythmogenesis
#17
Olujimi A Ajijola, Robert L Lux, Anadjeet Khahera, OhJin Kwon, Eric Aliotta, Daniel B Ennis, Michael C Fishbein, Jeffrey L Ardell, Kalyanam Shivkumar
The influence of cardiac sympathetic innervation on electrical activation in normal and chronically infarcted ventricular myocardium is not understood. Yorkshire pigs with normal hearts (NL, n = 12) or anterior myocardial infarction (MI, n = 9) underwent high-resolution mapping of the anteroapical left ventricle at baseline and during left and right stellate ganglion stimulation (LSGS and RSGS, respectively). Conduction velocity (CV), activation times (ATs), and directionality of propagation were measured. Myocardial fiber orientation was determined using diffusion tensor imaging and histology...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077284/structural-biology-of-the-cvt-pathway
#18
REVIEW
Akinori Yamasaki, Nobuo N Noda
Macroautophagy is a degradation process in which autophagosomes are generated to isolate and transport various materials, including damaged organelles and protein aggregates, as cargos to the lysosomes or vacuoles. Bulk autophagy is one of the two types of macroautophagy, which is triggered by starvation and targets non-specific cargos. The second type, that is, selective autophagy, identifies and preferentially degrades specific cargos via receptor recognition. Cytoplasm-to-vacuole targeting (Cvt) is a selective autophagy pathway that specifically transports vacuolar hydrolases into the vacuole in budding yeast cells and has been extensively studied as a model of selective autophagy...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076305/analytical-and-diagnostic-performance-of-two-automated-fecal-calprotectin-immunoassays-for-detection-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#19
Maxime M W De Sloovere, Dieter De Smet, Filip J Baert, Johan Debrabandere, Hilde J M Vanpoucke
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the (pre-)analytical and diagnostic performance of two automated fecal calprotectin (FC) immunoassays, Liaison® Calprotectin (Diasorin) on Liaison® XL and fCAL™ turbo (Bühlmann laboratories AG) on Cobas C501 (Roche Diagnostics), and compared it with our established Bühlmann ELISA method. METHODS: Our study comprised 229 consecutive patients with clinical suspicion of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). RESULTS: All assay related stool extraction procedures showed excellent correlation with the established method, but the new stool extraction devices tend to give higher results as compared with stool weight methods...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067586/sociotechnical-perspective-on-implementing-clinical-video-telehealth-for-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injuries-and-disorders
#20
Rachael N Martinez, Timothy P Hogan, Salva Balbale, Keshonna Lones, Barry Goldstein, Christine Woo, Bridget M Smith
BACKGROUND: Real-time videoconferencing technology such as clinical video telehealth (CVT) offers a means to reach patient populations who face limited access to healthcare. The Veterans Health Administration has invested in CVT to improve care access for U.S. military veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D); however, no studies have assessed the factors that influence implementation of this technology in clinical practice for individuals with SCI/D. INTRODUCTION: Guided by a sociotechnical perspective, the purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence implementation of CVT for veterans with SCI/D...
January 9, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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