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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730685/the-microvascular-and-morphostructural-changes-of-nails-in-psoriatic-patients-with-nail-disease-a-link-between-ultrasound-and-videocapillaroscopy-findings-in-the-nailfold
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Sibel Bakirci Ureyen, Rabia Oztas Kara, Zeynep Erturk, Mahizer Yaldiz
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the link between nail fold vessel resistive index (NVRI) measured by ultrasound (US) and capillary loops diameters measured using nailfold videocapillarascopy (NVC), and to assess the morphological appearance of the nail bed in patients with psoriatic nail disease (PND) as compared with healthy controls (HCs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was conducted in patients with PND and HCs. General demographic data were collected and clinical assessments were performed for all subjects...
May 2, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673505/influence-of-microcirculatory-dysfunction-on-angiography-based-functional-assessment-of-coronary-stenoses
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Hernán Mejía-Rentería, Joo Myung Lee, Francesco Lauri, Nina W van der Hoeven, Guus A de Waard, Fernando Macaya, María José Pérez-Vizcayno, Nieves Gonzalo, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Pablo Salinas, Iván Núñez-Gil, María Del Trigo, Sonoka Goto, Hyun Jong Lee, Catherine Liontou, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Niels van Royen, Bon-Kwon Koo, Javier Escaned
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to evaluate the influence of coronary microcirculatory dysfunction (CMD) on the diagnostic performance of the quantitative flow ratio (QFR). BACKGROUND: Functional angiographic assessment of coronary stenoses based on fluid dynamics, such as QFR, constitutes an attractive alternative to fractional flow reserve (FFR). However, it is unknown whether CMD affects the reliability of angiography-based functional indices. METHODS: FFR and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) were measured in 300 vessels (248 patients) as part of a multicenter international registry...
April 23, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642834/-risk-of-travel-associated-tuberculosis
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Süheyla Sürücüoğlu
Tuberculosis has spread by human movements throughout history. There have been reports indicating tuberculosis transmission on all travel vehicles, including aircrafts, ground vehicles and vessels until today. However, due to the ever increasing of air transportation and air travelling among countries with low and high tuberculosis incidence, transmission risk especially in aircrafts has become an important issue worldwide. But in many of the studies conducted in this regard, transmission of tuberculosis in aircrafts was found very low...
January 2018: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627899/influence-of-visual-functional-mismatch-on-coronary-flow-profiles-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Masahiro Hoshino, Taishi Yonetsu, Tadashi Murai, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
The aims of this study are to clarify whether discrepancies between angiographic and fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements (visual-functional mismatch) influence coronary flow profiles after percutaneous coronary intervention. While current guidelines FFR-guided revascularization, clinical practice most commonly relies on angiographic evaluation, which may under- or over-estimate the functional relevance of the lesion. Our retrospective analysis involved 274 vessels from 264 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent FFR, index of microvascular resistance, and coronary flow reserve (CFR) measurements before and after PCI...
April 7, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614647/reduced-cerebrovascular-reserve-capacity-as-a-biomarker-of-microangiopathy-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Barbora Soukupova Urbanova, Jaroslava Paulasova Schwabova, Hana Magerova, Petr Jansky, Hana Markova, Martin Vyhnalek, Jan Laczo, Jakub Hort, Ales Tomek
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microangiopathy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) causes chronic hypoperfusion and probably accelerates neurodegenerative changes. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize microvascular impairment could be present already in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and can be revealed using transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS) and the breath-holding maneuver. METHODS: Three groups of subjects (AD in the stage of dementia, MCI, and cognitively normal controls) with detailed neuropsychological testing and low cerebrovascular burden (no history of stroke, no intra- or extracranial artery stenoses, and no severe vascular lesions on brain MRI), underwent a TCCS assessment of peak systolic (PSV), mean flow (MFV), and end diastolic velocities (EDV) and resistance and pulsatility indices (RI, PI) in large intracranial vessels bilaterally...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605246/influence-of-local-myocardial-damage-on-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-and-fractional-flow-reserve-in-target-and-nontarget-vascular-territories-in-a-porcine-microvascular-injury-model
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Joo Myung Lee, Hyun Kuk Kim, Kyung Seob Lim, Jun-Kyu Park, Ki Hong Choi, Jonghanne Park, Doyeon Hwang, Tae-Min Rhee, Jeong Hoon Yang, Eun-Seok Shin, Chang-Wook Nam, Joon-Hyung Doh, Joo-Yong Hahn, Bon-Kwon Koo, Myung Ho Jeong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of microvascular damage in one vessel territory on invasively measured physiological parameters in the other vessel, using a porcine microvascular damage model. BACKGROUND: Although fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided decision-making for the nonculprit stenosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction has been reported to be better than angiography-guided revascularization, there have been debates regarding the influence of microvascular dysfunction on measured FFR in nonculprit vessels...
March 22, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604040/clinical-and-dermoscopic-response-predictors-in-psoriatic-patients-undergoing-narrowband-ultraviolet-b-phototherapy-results-from-a-prospective-study
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Enzo Errichetti, Giuseppe Stinco
BACKGROUND: Although disease severity, gender, body weight, and previous treatments have all been reported to affect clinical response of psoriasis vulgaris to narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) therapy, little information about possible local (lesional) influencing factors is available. OBJECTIVE: To assess correlations between clinical/dermoscopic findings of psoriatic plaques and therapeutic response to NB-UVB phototherapy in order to find positive and/or negative response predictor factors to such a treatment...
March 31, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546060/acute-effect-of-hypervolemic-hemodilution-on-retrobulbar-hemodynamics-in-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Marion Bienert, Niklas Plange, Andreas Remky, Kay Oliver Arend, David Kuerten
Purpose: Ischemic ocular disorders may be treated by hypervolemic hemodilution. The presumed therapeutic benefit is based on a volume effect and improved rheological factors. The aim was to investigate the acute effect of intravenous hydroxyethyl starch on retrobulbar hemodynamics in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Methods: 24 patients with acute NAION were included. Retrobulbar hemodynamics were measured using color Doppler imaging before and 15 min after intravenous infusion of 250 cc 10% hydroxyethyl starch (HES)...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498074/influence-of-ulipristal-acetate-therapy-on-uterine-fibroid-related-symptoms-and-on-uterine-and-fibroid-volumes-and-vascularity-indices-assessed-by-ultrasound
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Silvia Baggio, Paola Pomini, Fabiana Galeone, Francesca Presti, Lorenza Santi, Ricciarda Raffaelli, Massimo Franchi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the modifications of uterine and fibroid volume, to study Doppler changes in uterine arteries and fibroid-supplying vessels, and to assess possible symptomatic relief after 3 months of treatment with ulipristal acetate. METHODS: Forty-two premenopausal women with symptomatic fibroids were included in the study. They were evaluated clinically for the symptoms reported and underwent ultrasound examinations before starting treatment and after 3 months of therapy with ulipristal acetate...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495996/diagnosis-of-microvascular-angina-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Alexander Liu, Rohan S Wijesurendra, Joanna M Liu, John C Forfar, Keith M Channon, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Stefan K Piechnik, Stefan Neubauer, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Vanessa M Ferreira
BACKGROUND: In patients with angina and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (NOCAD), confirming symptoms due to coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) remains challenging. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) assesses myocardial perfusion with high spatial resolution and is widely used for diagnosing obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to validate CMR for diagnosing microvascular angina in patients with NOCAD, compared with patients with obstructive CAD and correlated to the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) during invasive coronary angiography...
March 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483388/tongxinluo-improves-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mouse-heart-function
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Guo-Qiang Yuan, Song Gao, Yong-Jian Geng, Yao-Ping Tang, Min-Juan Zheng, Harnath S Shelat, Scott Collins, Han-Jing Wu, Yi-Ling Wu
Background: Our previous studies have shown that Tongxinluo (TXL), a compound Chinese medicine, can decrease myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, protect capillary endothelium function, and lessen cardiac ventricle reconstitution in animal models. The aim of this study was to illuminate whether TXL can improve hypercholesterolemia-impaired heart function by protecting artery endothelial function and increasing microvascular density (MVD) in heart. Furthermore, we will explore the underlying molecular mechanism of TXL cardiovascular protection...
March 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475119/the-correlation-of-morphological-and-thrombotic-villous-arterial-lesions-with-fetal-doppler-echocardiographic-measurements-in-the-placentas-of-low-risk-term-pregnancies
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Katsuyuki Sekii, Chizuko Yaguchi, Hiroaki Itoh
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have correlated the placental vasculature with fetal cardiac function other than umbilical artery Doppler assessment in low-risk pregnancies. We assessed the contribution of the placental vasculature to fetal echocardiographic parameters using histopathological and morphometric analyses of placental resistance arteries. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty-four low-risk singleton term pregnancies were assessed, including 24 thrombosis-negative cases (no/minimal gross and histological placental abnormalities) and 10 thrombosis-positive cases (histologically identified chorionic plate/stem vessel thrombosis)...
April 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446567/prognostic-value-of-the-index-of-microcirculatory-resistance-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Masahiro Hoshino, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of physiological indices in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown. We investigated the prognostic efficacy of physiological indices obtained after PCI in patients with NSTE-ACS. METHODS: Eighty-three patients (men: n = 70, age: 63.7 ± 9.7 years) undergoing PCI for NSTE-ACS within 48 hr postadmission were investigated. Fractional flow reserve (FFR), coronary flow reserve (CFR), and the index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) of the culprit vessels were measured after the completion of PCI...
February 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442245/retrobulbar-and-intraocular-blood-flow-in-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy-are-linked-to-the-functional-impairment
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David Kuerten, Matthias Fuest, Marion Bienert, Niklas Plange
PURPOSE: Evaluation of ocular haemodynamics in patients with acute non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) by colour Doppler imaging and fluorescein angiography and correlation of blood flow parameters to visual field loss and visual acuity. METHODS: Blood flow velocities (peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV)) of the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA) and nasal and temporal posterior ciliary arteries (PCAs) were measured via colour Doppler imaging...
February 13, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437882/decidual-cell-regulation-of-trophoblast-is-altered-in-pregnancies-at-risk-of-pre-eclampsia
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L B James-Allan, G S Whitley, K Leslie, A E Wallace, J E Cartwright
Successful implantation and placentation are dependent on the interaction between decidual stromal cells (DSC) and extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells. The extent of trophoblast invasion relies on communication between the placenta and maternal decidua. The cyclical process of decidualisation induces a transformation of endometrial fibroblasts to secretory DSC; these secreted products have many functions including the control of trophoblast invasion. Inadequate trophoblast invasion and remodelling of the uterine vessels (the spiral arteries) are associated with pregnancy disorders such as pre-eclampsia...
April 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303782/associations-of-leptin-insulin-and-lipids-with-retinal-microvasculature-in-children-and-adolescents
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Carola J C van Aart, Nathalie Michels, Isabelle Sioen, Annelies De Decker, Tim S Nawrot, Stefaan De Henauw
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether cardiometabolic risk factors measured in serum (total cholesterol [TC], high-density lipoprotein [HDL], triglyceride, leptin, insulin, glucose and insulin resistance) are associated with the retinal microvasculature, a marker of cardiovascular aging, in healthy children and adolescents. Moreover, we tested whether these associations are due to direct biological effects or more indirectly due to adiposity-related side effects. METHODS: We recruited 168 healthy Flemish children (7-16 years old, 54...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297234/the-effect-of-modulated-electro-hyperthermia-on-temperature-and-blood-flow-in-human-cervical-carcinoma
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Sun-Young Lee, Jong-Hun Kim, Yeon-Hee Han, Dong-Hyu Cho
INTRODUCTION: Mild hyperthermia has been known to enhance the response of tumours to radiotherapy or chemotherapy by increasing tumour blood flow, thereby increasing tumour oxygenation or drug delivery. The purpose of this study was to assess the changes in temperature and blood flow in human cervical cancer in response to regional heating with modulated electro-hyperthermia (mEHT). METHODS: The pelvic area of 20 patients with cervical carcinoma was heated with mEHT...
January 21, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249075/the-characteristics-of-transcranial-color-coded-duplex-sonography-in-children-with-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-presenting-with-headache
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Vlasta Duranovic, Katarina Vulin, Ivana Dakovic, Jasna Lenicek Krleza, Sanja Delin, Ivana Galinovic, Josip Marjanovic, Ana Tripalo Batos, Zdenka Plesa Premilovac, Vlatka Mejaski Bosnjak
PURPOSE: Cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are uncommon lesions. They are most often presented in childhood as intracranial hemorrhage. The aim of this report is to present the use of transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) in detection of AVMs in children suffering headache. METHODS: This report describes five pediatric patients with headache and cerebral AVM which were initially discovered by TCCS. Diagnosis was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and digital subtraction angiography...
February 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244749/serum-levels-of-s100b-and-nse-proteins-in-patients-with-non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-as-biomarkers-of-brain-ischemia-and-cerebral-vasculopathy
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Aikaterini Kanavaki, Konstantinos Spengos, Maria Moraki, Polyxeni Delaporta, Catherine Kariyannis, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Antonis Kattamis
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) are at risk of developing brain ischemia. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) has been established as a useful screening tool of cerebrovascular disease in patients with sickle cell disease. Proteins neuron specific enolase (NSE) and S100B are biomarkers that reflect CNS injury. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cerebral vessel vasculopathy and brain damage in NTDT patients using non-invasive methods as TCD and measurement serum levels of NSE and S100B...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191051/preoperative-evaluation-of-moyamoya-spontaneous-anastomosis-of-combined-revascularization-donor-vessels-in-adults-by-duplex-ultrasonography
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Li Chen, Bin Xu, Yong Wang, Yujun Liao, Huiwen Pan, Yi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the preoperative diagnostic value of duplex ultrasonography in moyamoya spontaneous anastomosis of combined revascularization donor vessels in adults. METHODS: A total of 99 preoperative adult patients who underwent superficial temporal artery-to-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis were retrospectively analyzed. Each side of the cerebral hemisphere was examined as a separate procedure. A total of 198 cerebral hemispheres were divided into three groups: a collateral, non-collateral, and control group based on digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
November 30, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
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