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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726278/color-doppler-sonography-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma
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Orlando Catalano, Fernando Alfageme Roldán, Maria Scotto di Santolo, Francesco Maria Solivetti, Ximena Wortsman
We illustrate the color Doppler sonographic findings in primary cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma. Eight cases (4 female and 4 male; mean age, 75.4 years) were collected. The most common affected regions were the face (63%) and the hip/buttock (25%). The mean transverse diameter and thickness were 21 and 14 mm, respectively. Fifty percent were oval, and 50% were dome shaped. All lesions were hypoechoic, with variable degrees of heterogeneity. All but 2 lesions were poorly defined. An acoustic reinforcement artifact was present in 3 and epidermal thickening in 2...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716800/relationship-between-vascular-resistance-and-sympathetic-nerve-fiber-density-in-arterial-vessels-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
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Anna Kontos, Kurt Lushington, James Martin, Quenten Schwarz, Ryan Green, David Wabnitz, Xiangjun Xu, Elke M Sokoya, Scott Willoughby, Mathias Baumert, Antonio Ferrante, Melissa La Forgia, Declan Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Sleep disordered breathing in children is associated with increased blood flow velocity and sympathetic overactivity. Sympathetic overactivity results in peripheral vasoconstriction and reduced systemic vascular compliance, which increases blood flow velocity during systole. Augmented blood flow velocity is recognized to promote vascular remodeling. Importantly, increased vascular sympathetic nerve fiber density and innervation in early life plays a key role in the development of early-onset hypertension in animal models...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697937/complications-after-endovascular-treatment-of-hepatic-artery-stenosis-after-liver-transplantation
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Leighton E Goldsmith, Kristy Wiebke, John Seal, Clayton Brinster, Taylor A Smith, Hernan A Bazan, W Charles Sternbergh
BACKGROUND: Hepatic artery stenosis (HAS) after liver transplantation can progress to hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) and a subsequent 30% to 50% risk of graft loss. Although endovascular treatment of severe HAS after liver transplantation has emerged as the dominant method of treatment, the potential risks of these interventions are poorly described. METHODS: A retrospective review of all endovascular interventions for HAS after liver transplantation between August 2009 and March 2016 was performed at a single institution, which has the largest volume of liver transplants in the United States...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669174/influence-of-ultrasound-contrast-agents-on-spectral-doppler-analysis-in-recipients-of-liver-transplantation
#5
Young Seo Cho, Kyoung Won Kim, Hye Young Jang, Bo Hyun Kim, Jeongjin Lee, Gi Won Song, Sung Gyu Lee, Dagvasumberel Munkhbaatar
Background/Aims: Clinical validation is required to determine whether Doppler measurements are comparable before and after administering ultrasound contrast agent (USCA). The purpose of this study is to explore whether the use of USCA affects spectral Doppler analysis in recipients of liver transplantation (LT). Methods: For this study, 36 patients were examined using Doppler ultrasonography (US) along with a contrast-enhanced US for surveillance of vascular complications after LT...
July 4, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658798/anti-atherosclerotic-potential-of-aqueous-extract-of-cinnamomum-zeylanicum-bark-against-glucocorticoid-induced-atherosclerosis-in-wistar-rats
#6
Im Nagendra Nayak, Rajasekhar Chinta, Raghu Jetti
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of disability of blood vessels which can result in development of many cardiovascular disorders. There is a strong association between atherosclerosis and insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. AIM: To study the anti-atherosclerotic potential of C. zeylanicum bark extract in insulin resistance associated atherosclerosis and worsened Atherogenic Index (AI) associated with dyslipidemia, which are the predominant complications of steroid diabetes in Wistar rats...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642014/acute-hemodynamic-effects-of-intravenous-adenosine-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-comparison-with-intravenous-epoprostenol
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Rosario Rossi, Francesca Coppi, Fabio Sgura, Daniel Monopoli, Giuseppe Boriani
Exogenous intravenous (IV) adenosine and epoprostenol are effective vasodilator agents, causing a substantial reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance in patients affected by idiopathic pulmonary arteriolar hypertension (PAH). Their action, in patients with PAH associated with other pathological conditions, is not well defined. In the present paper the authors retrospectively analyzed the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous adenosine and epoprostenol in 30 consecutive patients (mean age: 58 ± 15 years; 21 females, and 9 males) affected by PAH associated with other pathological conditions, as determined by changes from baseline in systemic and pulmonary hemodynamic parameters...
June 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637496/mir21-sensitized-b-lymphoma-cells-to-abt-199-via-icos-icosl-mediated-interaction-of-treg-cells-with-endothelial-cells
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Zhong Zheng, Peng-Peng Xu, Li Wang, Hui-Jin Zhao, Xiang-Qin Weng, Hui-Juan Zhong, Bin Qu, Jie Xiong, Yan Zhao, Xue-Feng Wang, Anne Janin, Wei-Li Zhao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRs) are involved in tumor progression by regulating tumor cells and tumor microenvironment. MiR21 is overexpressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and its biological impact on tumor microenvironment remains unclear. METHODS: MiR21 was assessed by quantitative RT-PCR in patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL. The mechanism of action of miR21 on lymphoma progression and tumor angiogenesis was examined in vitro in B-lymphoma cell lines and in vivo in a murine xenograft model...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591361/doppler-velocimetry-in-fetal-rats-exposed-to-enoxaparin-and-unfractionated-heparin-ufh-during-pregnancy
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Flavio Renato de Almeida Senefonte, Ricardo Dutra Aydos, Vanessa Marcon de Oliveira, Marco Antonio Costa Bósio, Ernesto Antonio Figueiró-Filho
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) administered in prophylactic and therapeutic doses on fetal vessels in healthy pregnant Wistar rats, according to Doppler velocimetry measurements. Methods: Fifty animals were assigned to one of five groups: controls (saline), prophylactic and therapeutic enoxaparin (1 and 2 mg/kg/day, respectively), and prophylactic and therapeutic UFH (72 and 400 UI/kg/day, respectively). Uterine horns were examined by ultrasound for identification of live fetuses...
May 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587605/evaluation-of-arterial-digital-blood-flow-using-doppler-ultrasonography-in-healthy-dairy-cows
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H Müller, M Heinrich, N Mielenz, S Reese, A Steiner, A Starke
BACKGROUND: Local circulatory disturbances have been implicated in the development of foot disorders in cattle. The goals of this study were to evaluate the suitability of the interdigital artery in the pastern region in both hind limbs using pulsed-wave (PW) Doppler ultrasonography and to investigate quantitative arterial blood flow variables at that site in dairy cows. An Esaote MyLabOne ultrasound machine with a 10-MHz linear transducer was used to assess blood flow in the interdigital artery in the pastern region in both hind limbs of 22 healthy German Holstein cows...
June 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577964/rp5063-a-novel-multimodal-serotonin-receptor-modulator-prevents-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
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Laxminarayan Bhat, Jon Hawkinson, Marc Cantillon, Dasharatha G Reddy, Seema R Bhat, Charles E Laurent, Annie Bouchard, Marzena Biernat, Dany Salvail
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a condition characterized by pulmonary vasculature constriction and remodeling, involves dysregulation of the serotonin (5-HT) receptors 5-HT2A and 5-HT2B. A rat model of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PAH was used to examine the potential beneficial effects of RP5063, a 5-HT receptor modulator. After a single 60mg/kg dose of MCT, rats were gavaged twice-daily (b.i.d.) with vehicle, RP5063 (1, 3, or 10mg/kg), or sildenafil (50mg/kg) for 28 days. RP5063 at a dose as low as 1mg/kg, b...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577226/pet-measurements-of-myocardial-blood-flow-post-myocardial-infarction-relationship-to-invasive-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-studies-and-potential-clinical-applications
#12
Henry Gewirtz
This review focuses on clinical studies concerning assessment of coronary microvascular and conduit vessel function primarily in the context of acute and sub acute myocardial infarction (MI). The ability of quantitative PET measurements of myocardial blood flow (MBF) to delineate underlying pathophysiology and assist in clinical decision making in this setting is discussed. Likewise, considered are physiological metrics fractional flow reserve, coronary flow reserve, index of microvascular resistance (FFR, CFR, IMR) obtained from invasive studies performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, typically at the time of PCI for MI...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537863/severe-pellagra-masked-by-concurrent-plaque-psoriasis-a-case-report-of-a-hidden-diagnosis
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Elizabeth A Wang, Jason Kao, Michelle Y Cheng, Chelsea Ma, Soneet Dhillon, Thomas Konia, Emanual Maverakis, Cindy J Chambers
Despite characteristic features, psoriasis can mimic other dermatologic conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis, lichen simplex chronicus, and certain nutritional deficiencies such as pellagra. We present a patient with a longstanding history of severe plaque psoriasis who presented with disfiguring scaly plaques involving greater than 80% body surface area. The patient's disease was minimally responsive to multiple therapies. Repeat punch biopsies demonstrated parakeratosis, psoriasiform hyperplasia, and dilated blood vessels consistent with psoriasis...
May 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531788/association-of-dietary-factors-with-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Namita Mahalle, M K Garg, S S Naik, M V Kulkarni
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease has taken epidemic proportions during past decades. Cardiovascular risk factors contribute to progression of coronary lesions, worsening the patient's prognosis. This study was planned to analyze the association of dietary factors with severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Indian patients. METHODS: Three hundred patients with known coronary disease above the age of 25 years were included in this study. Blood samples were collected for biochemical markers...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526406/trastuzumab-emtansine-suppresses-the-growth-of-her2-positive-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-preclinical-models
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Osamu Morimura, Toshiyuki Minami, Takashi Kijima, Shohei Koyama, Tomoyuki Otsuka, Yuhei Kinehara, Akio Osa, Masayoshi Higashiguchi, Kotaro Miyake, Izumi Nagatomo, Haruhiko Hirata, Kota Iwahori, Takayuki Takimoto, Yoshito Takeda, Hiroshi Kida, Atsushi Kumanogoh
Overcoming chemoresistance is essential for achieving better prognoses in SCLC. Previously, we reported that HER2 is upregulated when HER2-positive SCLC cells acquire chemoresistance. HER2-upregulated cisplatin- or etoposide-resistant SCLC cells were sensitive to trastuzumab-mediated ADCC. However, irinotecan-resistant SCLC cells, such as SBC-3/SN-38, were refractory to trastuzumab despite high HER2 expression. To address this issue, we examined the antitumor efficacy of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) on trastuzumab-resistant HER2-positive SCLC...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525354/the-relationship-between-insulin-resistance-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-obese-adolescents
#16
Preneet Cheema Brar, Payal Patel, Stuart Katz
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction share a reciprocal relationship that links the metabolic and cardiovascular sequelae of obesity. We characterized the brachial artery reactivity testing (BART) and carotid artery-intima media thickness (CIMT) in adolescents categorized as obese insulin resistant (OIR) and obese not insulin resistant (ONIR). Lipoprotein particle (p) analysis and inflammatory cytokines in OIR and ONIR groups were also analyzed. METHODS: Obese adolescents (n=40; mean body mass index [BMI] 35...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511778/elevated-cranial-ultrasound-resistive-indices-are-associated-with-improved-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-one-year-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-pilot-study
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Christopher L Jenks, Ana Hernandez, Peter L Stavinoha, Michael C Morris, Fenghua Tian, Hanli Liu, Parvesh Garg, Joseph M Forbess, Joshua Koch
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a non-invasive, repeatable test can be used to predict neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with congenital heart disease. METHODS: This was a prospective study of pediatric patients less than two months of age undergoing congenital heart surgery at the Children's Health Children's Medical Center at Dallas. Multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was utilized during the surgery, and ultrasound (US) resistive indices (RI) of the major cranial vessels were obtained prior to surgery, immediately post-operatively, and prior to discharge...
May 13, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505975/reduced-cardiovascular-functions-in%C3%A2-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Wang-Sheng Jin, Xian-Le Bu, Ye-Ran Wang, Ling Li, Wei-Wei Li, Yu-Hui Liu, Chi Zhu, Xiu-Qing Yao, Yang Chen, Chang-Yue Gao, Tao Zhang, Hua-Dong Zhou, Fan Zeng, Yan-Jiang Wang
Previous studies have suggested that cardiovascular functions might play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. However, the relationship among heart function, blood flow of cerebral vessels, and AD remains unclear. In the present study, AD patients (n = 34) and age- and gender-matched cognitively normal controls (n = 34) were recruited. Demographic and comorbidity information was collected. The ejection fraction was measured using echocardiography, and the mean velocity, pulsatility index (PI), and resistance index (RI) of the basilar artery (BA), left terminal internal carotid artery (LTICA), and right terminal internal carotid artery (RTICA) were measured using transcranial Doppler...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485281/influence-of-the-amount-of-myocardium-subtended-to-a-coronary-stenosis-on-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-implications-for-the-invasive-assessment-of-microcirculatory-function-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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Mauro Echavarría-Pinto, Tim P van de Hoef, Sukhjinder Nijjer, Nieves Gonzalo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Borja Ibañez, Sayan Sen, Ricardo Petraco, Pilar Jimenez-Quevedo, Ivan J Nuñez-Gil, Enrico Cerrato, Pablo Salinas, Alicia Quirós, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Justin Davies, Jan Piek, Javier Escaned
AIMS: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) is growingly used to quantify microcirculatory function. However, in normal coronary arteries, resistance increases with the branching structure of the coronary tree, which suggest that IMR could be influenced by the amount of downstream myocardial mass (MM). We aimed to evaluate the influence of the amount of MM subtended to an intermediate stenosis on the IMR. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMR, fractional flow reserve and coronary flow reserve (CFR) were measured in 123 coronary arteries (102 patients) with intermediate stenosis...
May 9, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461816/a-review-of-plant-based-compounds-and-medicinal-plants-effective-on-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Mehrnoosh Sedighi, Mahmoud Bahmani, Sedigheh Asgary, Fatemeh Beyranvand, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
Atherosclerosis is one of the most important cardiovascular diseases that involve vessels through the development of fatty streaks and plaques. Plant-based compounds can help treat or prevent atherosclerosis through affecting the involved factors. The main purpose of this review article is to investigate and introduce medicinal plants and their potential activities regarding antioxidant properties, effective on lipids level and development of plaque, atherosclerosis, and progression of atherosclerosis as well as the development of cardiovascular disease and ischemia...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
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