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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526517/regulation-of-rhoa-rock-and-sustained-arterial-contraction-by-low-cytosolic-ca-2-levels-during-prolonged-depolarization-of-arterial-smooth-muscle
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Cristina Porras-González, Antonio Ordóñez, Antonio Castellano, Juan Ureña
The role of L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) and RhoA/Rho kinase (ROCK) on depolarization-induced sustained arterial contraction lasting several minutes is already known. However, in vivo, vascular smooth muscle cells can be depolarized for longer periods, inducing substantial inactivation of LTCCs and markedly reducing Ca(2+) influx into the myocytes. We have examined, in femoral arterial rings, the role of LTCCs and RhoA/ROCK during long-lasting depolarization. Our results reveal a new vasoreactive response after 20-30min of depolarization in 2...
May 16, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#2
Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523283/variable-temporal-sampling-and-tube-current-modulation-for-myocardial-blood-flow-estimation-from-dose-reduced-dynamic-computed-tomography
#3
Dimple Modgil, Michael D Bindschadler, Adam M Alessio, Patrick J La Rivière
Quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. However, there are no widely accepted clinical methods for estimating MBF. Dynamic cardiac perfusion computed tomography (CT) holds the promise of providing a quick and easy method to measure MBF quantitatively. However, the need for repeated scans can potentially result in a high patient radiation dose, limiting the clinical acceptance of this approach. In our previous work, we explored techniques to reduce the patient dose by either uniformly reducing the tube current or by uniformly reducing the number of temporal frames in the dynamic CT sequence...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521359/quantitative-comparison-of-the-intraoperative-utility-of-indocyanine-green-and-fluorescein-videoangiographies-in-cerebrovascular-surgery
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Fumihiro Matano, Takayuki Mizunari, Yasuo Murai, Asami Kubota, Yu Fujiki, Shiro Kobayashi, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: A quantitative analysis comparing indocyanine green videoangiography (ICG-VAG) and fluorescein videoangiography (FL-VAG) in cerebrovascular surgery has not been reported so far. OBJECTIVE: To clear the differences of characteristics of ICG-VAG and FL-VAG by quantitative assessment. METHODS: We prospectively analyzed results from 23 patients (3 males; mean age at surgery: 60.9 years, range: 14-75 years) at our hospital from August 2014 to July 2015...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521345/superficial-temporal-artery-distal-posterior-cerebral-artery-bypass-through-the-subtemporal-approach-technical-note-and-pilot-surgical-cases
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Akitsugu Kawashima, Hugo Andrade-Barazarte, Behnam Rezai Jahromi, Minna Oinas, Ahmed Elsharkawy, Juri Kivelev, Yuichi Kubota, Takakazu Kawamata, Juha A Hernesniemi
BACKGROUND: Posterior cerebral artery (PCA) aneurysms are rare and the majority are fusiform in shape. Proximal occlusion of PCA represents a treatment option for these lesions. However, this procedure carries a high risk of ischemic complications. OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique of trapping a fusiform PCA aneurysm and revascularization of the distal PCA using a superficial temporal artery (STA) graft through the same microsurgical approach. METHODS: From September 2012 to October 2014, we retrospectively identified 3 patients harboring a fusiform PCA aneurysm (P2 segment aneurysm) who underwent trapping of the aneurysm and reconstruction of the distal PCA through the same subtemporal approach...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520567/persistent-hypotension-and-cerebral-swelling-resulting-from-mesenteric-traction-syndrome-after-omental-to-pial-pedicle-flap-transfer-in-a-young-woman-with-refractory-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
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Harvey J Woehlck, Suneeta Gollapudy, Christopher J Roberts, Akinwunmi Oni-Orisan, Raphael H Sacho, Paul S Pagel
Superficial temporal arterial to middle cerebral arterial anastomosis is often the initial surgical treatment of Moyamoya disease. In refractory cases, placing a pedicle flap of omentum over the ischemic brain has resulted in clinical improvement or stabilization of symptoms. We present a case of persistent mesenteric traction syndrome manifested by hypotension unresponsive to conventional doses of vasopressors during and after pulling the omentum to the brain. As prostacyclin is a major mediator of hypotension from mesenteric traction syndrome and also a cerebral vasodilator, we discuss the possibility that brain swelling may be a manifestation of mesenteric traction syndrome...
May 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517732/t-cells-and-macrophages-peak-weeks-after-experimental-stroke-spatial-and-temporal-characteristics
#7
Nina Vindegaard, Clara Muñoz-Briones, Henrik H El Ali, Lotte Kellemann Kristensen, Rune Skovgaard Rasmussen, Flemming Fryd Johansen, Henrik Hasseldam
The activities of the central and peripheral immune systems impact neurological outcome after ischemic stroke. However, studies investigating the temporal profile of leukocyte infiltration, especially T-cell recruitment, are sparse. Our aim was to investigate leukocyte infiltration at different time points after experimental stroke in mice. Permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion was performed on 11 weeks old C57BL/6J mice, allowed to survive for 1, 3, 8, 14 or 28 days. In addition to infarct size measurements, detailed immunohistochemical analyses of T-cell and macrophage influx were performed...
May 18, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508133/children-and-adolescents-macrovascular-reactivity-level-and-dynamics-but-not-the-microvascular-response-is-associated-with-body-mass-index-and-arterial-stiffness-levels
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Yanina Zócalo, Marco Marotta, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia
INTRODUCTION: The existing evidence indicates that primary prevention of atherosclerotic disease should begin in childhood. Detection of children and adolescents at risk for atherosclerosis may allow early intervention to decrease the atherosclerotic process, thereby preventing or delaying cardiovascular disease. Vascular reactivity (VR) is altered even by early atherosclerosis. Obesity is a main cardiovascular risk factor (CVRF) observed in childhood. If childhood obesity associates impaired macro and/or micro VR is controversial...
May 15, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506450/utility-and-versatility-of-the-supraclavicular-artery-island-flap-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction
#9
José A González-García, Carlos M Chiesa-Estomba, Jon A Sistiaga, Ekhiñe Larruscain, Leire Álvarez, Xabier Altuna
INTRODUCTION: The supraclavicular island flap is a rotational pedicled flap and may have some advantages in head and neck reconstruction compared with free-tissue transfer when this kind of reconstruction is not affordable or recommended. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present our experience during the year 2016 in the application of the supraclavicular island flap in five cases as an alternative to microvascular reconstruction in several defects after resection of head and neck tumours...
May 12, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503707/the-value-of-ultrasound-in-diagnosing-extracranial-large-vessel-vasculitis-compared-to-fdg-pet-ct-a-retrospective-study
#10
Christian Löffler, Johannes Hoffend, Urs Benck, Bernhard K Krämer, Raoul Bergner
Large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) is a group of diseases mainly comprised of giant-cell arteritis (GCA), Takayasu arteritis, and a series of rare diseases like Behçet's disease, IgG4-related disease, infectious aortitis, and other unfrequent entities. Besides clinical and laboratory features, Doppler sonography (DS) can assist in establishing the diagnosis. Its diagnostic sensitivity has been evaluated in various studies, most of them, however, in temporal arteritis (TA) respectively in LVV with involvement of the temporal artery...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499904/completely-thrombosed-distal-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-mimicking-a-cavernous-angioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sokol Trungu, Placido Bruzzaniti, Stefano Forcato, Marco Cimatti, Antonino Raco
BACKGROUND: Distal middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms originate from branches of MCA distal to its main bifurcation or the peripheral branches. Distal MCA aneurysms are uncommon compared to saccular aneurysms developing along the proximal trunks of MCA. However, thrombotic aneurysms, characterized by organized intraluminal thrombus and solid mass, are frequently in the large and giant size range, while complete thrombosis of non-giant MCA aneurysms is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the clinical case of a 53 years-old woman with a completely thrombosed medium distal MCA aneurysm which mimics a cavernous angioma...
May 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499903/utilization-of-paine-s-technique-projecting-puncture-point-to-the-skull-and-skin
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Hiroaki Matsuzaki, Tadahiro Otsuka, Ken Uekawa, Takashi Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Tsubota
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculostomy from Paine's point is an effective technique to obtain a slack brain for aneurysm surgery. This study aimed to use Paine's point for other neurosurgical procedures (except for those that require pterional approach) by delineation of surface landmarks for identification of Paine's point on the cranium and scalp. METHODS: Based on the anatomical knowledge and examination of 3D CT images of skull, we determined novel surface landmarks to identify Paine's point on cranium and scalp...
May 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498060/correlation-between-reduction-in-microvascular-transit-time-after-superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-surgery-for-moyamoya-disease-and-the-development-of-postoperative-hyperperfusion-syndrome
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Tao Yang, Yoshifumi Higashino, Hiroharu Kataoka, Eika Hamano, Daisuke Maruyama, Koji Iihara, Jun C Takahashi
OBJECTIVE Hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) is a notable complication that causes various neurological symptoms after superficial temporal artery (STA)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass surgery for moyamoya disease (MMD). The authors used intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography to measure the change in microvascular transit time (MVTT) after bypass surgery. An analysis was then conducted to identify the correlation between change in MVTT and presence of postoperative HPS. METHODS This study included 105 hemispheres of 81 patients with MMD who underwent STA-MCA single bypass surgery between January 2010 and January 2015...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497497/simultaneous-measurement-of-macro-and-microvascular-blood-flow-and-oxygen-saturation-for-quantification-of-muscle-oxygen-consumption
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Erin K Englund, Zachary B Rodgers, Michael C Langham, Emile R Mohler, Thomas F Floyd, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between blood flow and oxygen consumption in skeletal muscle, a technique called "Velocity and Perfusion, Intravascular Venous Oxygen saturation and T2*" (vPIVOT) is presented. vPIVOT allows the quantification of feeding artery blood flow velocity, perfusion, draining vein oxygen saturation, and muscle T2*, all at 4-s temporal resolution. Together, the measurement of blood flow and oxygen extraction can yield muscle oxygen consumption ( V˙O2) via the Fick principle...
May 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495660/geriatric-patient-safety-indicators-based-on-linked-administrative-health-data-to-assess-anticoagulant-related-thromboembolic-and-hemorrhagic-adverse-events-in-older-inpatients-a-study-proposal
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Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Catherine Quantin, Oliver Reich, Philippe Tuppin, Anne Fagot-Campagna, Fred Paccaud, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux, Bernard Burnand
BACKGROUND: Frail older people with multiple interacting conditions, polypharmacy, and complex care needs are particularly exposed to health care-related adverse events. Among these, anticoagulant-related thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events are particularly frequent and serious in older inpatients. The growing use of anticoagulants in this population and their substantial risk of toxicity and inefficacy have therefore become an important patient safety and public health concern worldwide...
May 11, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494635/trends-in-management-and-mortality-in-adults-hospitalized-with-cardiac-arrest-in-the-united-states
#16
Jignesh K Patel, Hongdao Meng, Puja B Parikh
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine temporal trends in management (ie, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO], therapeutic hypothermia [TH], coronary angiogram, and percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) and in-hospital mortality in adults hospitalized with cardiac arrest. METHODS: Utilizing the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, medical history, clinical management, and in-hospital mortality were assessed in 942 495 hospitalizations in adults with cardiac arrest (identified through International Classification of Diseases-9 codes) from 2006 to 2012...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490680/-a-ruptured-aneurysm-at-the-origin-of-a-duplicated-middle-cerebral-artery-treated-by-coil-embolization-a-case-report
#17
Kentaro Hayashi, Yoshitaka Matsuo, Yukishige Hayashi, Kiyoshi Shirakawa, Makio Kaminogo
Duplication of the middle cerebral artery(MCA)is an anatomical variant of the MCA, originating from the distal portion of the internal carotid artery(ICA)and supplying blood flow to the tip of the temporal lobe. Cerebral aneurysms rarely develop at the bifurcation of the ICA and the duplicated MCA, but when they do develop, they may result in subarachnoid hemorrhage. We treated a 41-year-old man, who was urgently brought to our hospital because of severe headache. A computed tomography(CT)scan showed subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the rupture of an aneurysm at the origin of the duplicated MCA...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490201/a-comparison-of-haemodynamics-between-subcranial-intracranial-bypass-and-the-traditional-extracranial-intracranial-bypass
#18
Zaitao Yu, Yang Yang, Xiang'en Shi, Hai Qian, Fangjun Liu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cerebrovascular diseases are traditionally treated using an extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass. The use of the internal maxillary artery (IMA) in the subcranial-intracranial (SC-IC) bypass was recently described as an alternative treatment. However, the haemodynamics of this new approach have not been defined. METHODS: The haemodynamic parameters (flow volume [FV], internal diameter [ID], time-averaged mean velocity [TAM], pulsatility index [PI] and resistance index [RI]) of the IMA-radial artery graft (RAG)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) (n = 12) bypass and superficial temporal artery (STA)-MCA bypass (n = 18) were measured using intraoperative duplex ultrasonography and compared...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488274/quantitative-single-breath-hold-renal-arterial-spin-labeling-imaging-at-7t
#19
Xiufeng Li, Edward J Auerbach, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, Kamil Ugurbil, Gregory J Metzger
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of quantitative single breath-hold renal arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging at 7T. METHODS: A single-shot fast spin echo FAIR (flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery) method was used to perform two studies. First, a multi-delay perfusion study was performed to estimate the spin labeling temporal bolus width achievable with a local transceiver array coil at 7T. Second, with a conservatively defined bolus width, a quantitative perfusion study was performed using the single subtraction approach...
May 9, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485026/giant-cell-arteritis-beyond-temporal-artery-biopsy-and-steroids
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REVIEW
Jem V Ninan, Susan Lester, Catherine L Hill
Giant cell arteritis is the commonest primary vasculitis of the elderly. The acute complications of untreated Giant cell arteritis such as vision loss or occasionally stroke can be devastating. The diagnosis is however not altogether straightforward due to variable sensitivities of the temporal artery biopsy as a reference diagnostic test. In this review, we discuss the increasing role of imaging in the diagnosis of Giant cell arteritis. Glucocorticoid treatment is the backbone of therapy but it is associated with significant adverse effects...
May 9, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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