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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230187/silencing-salusin-%C3%AE-attenuates-cardiovascular-remodeling-and-hypertension-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Xing-Sheng Ren, Li Ling, Bing Zhou, Ying Han, Ye-Bo Zhou, Qi Chen, Yue-Hua Li, Yu-Ming Kang, Guo-Qing Zhu
Salusin-β is a bioactive peptide involved in vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation, vascular fibrosis and hypertension. The present study was designed to determine the effects of silencing salusin-β on hypertension and cardiovascular remodeling in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Thirteen-week-old male SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) were subjected to intravenous injection of PBS, adenoviral vectors encoding salusin-β shRNA (Ad-Sal-shRNA) or a scramble shRNA. Salusin-β levels in plasma, myocardium and mesenteric artery were increased in SHR...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228756/agonistic-anti-pdgf-receptor-autoantibodies-from-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-impact-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-function-in-vitro
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Silvia Svegliati, Donatella Amico, Tatiana Spadoni, Colomba Fischetti, Doreen Finke, Gianluca Moroncini, Chiara Paolini, Cecilia Tonnini, Antonella Grieco, Marina Rovinelli, Armando Gabrielli
One of the earliest events in the pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is microvasculature damage with intimal hyperplasia and accumulation of cells expressing PDGF receptor. Stimulatory autoantibodies targeting PDGF receptor have been detected in SSc patients and demonstrated to induce fibrosis in vivo and convert in vitro normal fibroblasts into SSc-like cells. Since there is no evidence of the role of anti-PDGF receptor autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of SSc vascular lesions, we investigated the biologic effect of agonistic anti-PDGF receptor autoantibodies from SSc patients on human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells and the signaling pathways involved...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227986/automated-neurovascular-tracing-and-analysis-of-the-knife-edge-scanning-microscope-rat-nissl-data-set-using-a-computing-cluster
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Sungjun Lim, Michael R Nowak, Yoonsuck Choe, Sungjun Lim, Michael R Nowak, Yoonsuck Choe, Michael R Nowak, Sungjun Lim, Yoonsuck Choe
We present a novel, parallelizable algorithm capable of automatically reconstructing and calculating anatomical statistics of cerebral vascular networks embedded in large volumes of Rat Nissl-stained data. In this paper, we report the results of our method using Rattus somatosensory cortical data acquired using Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Our algorithm performs the reconstruction task with averaged precision, recall, and F2-score of 0.978, 0.892, and 0.902 respectively. Calculated anatomical statistics show some conformance to values previously reported...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226473/alterations-in-cardiovascular-system-under-artificially-simulated-microgravity-preliminary-study
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Aleksandr A Fedotov, Sergey A Akulov, Anna S Akulova, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Sergey A Akulov, Anna S Akulova, Aleksandr A Fedotov, Anna S Akulova, Sergey A Akulov
The main goal of this work is to study the alterations occurred in human cardiovascular system under artificially simulated microgravity by using special short-arm centrifuge. We have used arterial blood pressure, ankle-brachial pressure index and accelerated photoplethysmography approach to determine the effects of artificially simulated microgravity on vascular system. The group of 30 healthy male volunteers was studied in a short-arm human centrifuge at two levels of gravity gradients along head-to-foot direction (Gz): normal gravity gradient of 1 Gz and so called microgravity mode of 0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226082/stroke-occurring-in-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-or-dementia
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Solène Moulin, Didier Leys
Objective: To determine how pre-stroke cognitive impairment can be detected, its mechanism, and influence on outcome and management. Methods: Literature search. Results: (i) A systematic approach with the Informant Questionnaire of Cognitive Decline in the Elderly is recommended; (ii) Pre-stroke cognitive impairment may be due to brain lesions of vascular, degenerative, or mixed origin; (iii) Patients with pre-stroke dementia, have worse outcomes, more seizures, delirium, and depression, and higher mortality rates; they often need to be institutionalised after their stroke; (iv) Although the safety profile of treatment is not as good as that of cognitively normal patients, the risk:benefit ratio is in favour of treating these patients like others...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225811/automated-numerical-simulation-of-biological-pattern-formation-based-on-visual-feedback-simulation-framework
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Mingzhu Sun, Hui Xu, Xingjuan Zeng, Xin Zhao
There are various fantastic biological phenomena in biological pattern formation. Mathematical modeling using reaction-diffusion partial differential equation systems is employed to study the mechanism of pattern formation. However, model parameter selection is both difficult and time consuming. In this paper, a visual feedback simulation framework is proposed to calculate the parameters of a mathematical model automatically based on the basic principle of feedback control. In the simulation framework, the simulation results are visualized, and the image features are extracted as the system feedback...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225739/damage-control-laparotomy-utilization-rates-are-highly-variable-among-level-i-trauma-centers-pragmatic-randomized-optimal-platelet-and-plasma-ratios-findings
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Justin Jeremiah Joseph Watson, Jamison Nielsen, Kyle Hart, Priya Srikanth, John D Yonge, Christopher R Connelly, Phillip M Kemp Bohan, Hillary Sosnovske, Barbara C Tilley, Gerald van Belle, Bryan A Cotton, Terence S OʼKeeffe, Eileen M Bulger, Karen J Brasel, John B Holcomb, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Damage control laparotomy (DCL) is intended to limit deleterious effects from trauma-induced coagulopathy. DCL has been associated with mortality reduction, but may increase complications including sepsis, abscess, respiratory failure, hernia, and gastrointestinal fistula. We hypothesized that (1) DCL incidence would vary between institutions; (2) mortality rates would vary with DCL rates; (3) standard DCL criteria of pH, international normalized ratio, temperature and major intra-abdominal vascular injury would not adequately capture all patients...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225488/association-between-beat-to-beat-blood-pressure-variability-and-vascular-elasticity-in-normal-young-adults-during-the-cold-pressor-test
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Yufa Xia, Dan Wu, Zhifan Gao, Xin Liu, Qian Chen, Lijie Ren, Wanqing Wu
The beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) monitoring parameters, such as average beat-to-beat BP, BP variability (BPV), could have an influence on the vascular elasticity. This study hypothesized that the elevated beat-to-beat BPV could evoke the reduction of the vascular elasticity independent of BP levels. We measured the beat-to-beat BP recordings and total arterial compliance (TAC), which was used to assess the vascular elasticity, in 80 young healthy adults during the cold pressor test (CPT). The CPT included 3 phases: baseline phase, cold stimulus phase, recovery phase...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224692/renal-function-affects-hippocampal-volume-and-cognition-the-role-of-vascular-burden-and-amyloid-deposition
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Hoyoung An, Booyeol Choi, Sang Joon Son, Eun Young Cho, Seon-Ok Kim, Sooyun Cho, Duk-Hee Kang, Chul Lee, Seong Yoon Kim
AIM: We determined if differences in renal function, even within normal levels, influenced hippocampal volume (HCV) and cognition. METHODS: Cognitively normal (CN) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) subjects with eGFR ≥ 60 ml/min/1.73m(2) were selected from the ADNI database (N = 1,269) and divided into three groups (eGFR 60-75, 75-90 and ≥90). Associations between eGFR, HCV and cognition scores were examined using regression methods, and random-coefficient models...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224405/complications-of-acromegaly-cardiovascular-respiratory-and-metabolic-comorbidities
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Rosario Pivonello, Renata S Auriemma, Ludovica F S Grasso, Claudia Pivonello, Chiara Simeoli, Roberta Patalano, Mariano Galdiero, Annamaria Colao
Acromegaly is associated with an enhanced mortality, with cardiovascular and respiratory complications representing not only the most frequent comorbidities but also two of the main causes of deaths, whereas a minor role is played by metabolic complications, and particularly diabetes mellitus. The most prevalent cardiovascular complications of acromegaly include a cardiomyopathy, characterized by cardiac hypertrophy and diastolic and systolic dysfunction together with arterial hypertension, cardiac rhythm disorders and valve diseases, as well as vascular endothelial dysfunction...
February 21, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223154/idiopathic-and-systemic-sclerosis-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-comparison-of-demographic-haemodynamic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Sheila Ramjug, Nehal Hussain, Judith Hurdman, Catherine Billings, Athanasios Charampopoulos, Charlie A Elliot, David G Kiely, Ian Sabroe, Smitha Rajaram, Andrew J Swift, Robin Condliffe
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified survival in systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) to be worse than in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). We investigated differences between these conditions by comparing demographic, haemodynamic and radiological characteristics and outcomes in a large cohort of incident patients. METHODS: 651 patients diagnosed with IPAH or SSc-associated pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension were included...
February 18, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222990/establishing-patient-specific-criteria-for-selecting-the-optimal-upper-extremity-vascular-access-procedure
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Karen Woo, Jesus Ulloa, Michael Allon, Christopher G Carsten, Eric S Chemla, Mitchell L Henry, Thomas S Huber, Jeffrey H Lawson, Charmaine E Lok, Eric K Peden, Larry Scher, Anton Sidawy, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, David Cull
OBJECTIVE: The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative and Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative call for the indiscriminate creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) over arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) without providing patient-specific criteria for vascular access selection. Although the U.S. AVF rate has increased dramatically, several reports have found that this singular focus on increasing AVFs has resulted in increased AVF nonmaturation/early failure and a high prevalence of catheter dependence...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222247/bile-acids-and-cardiovascular-function-in-cirrhosis
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Andrei Voiosu, Signe Wiese, Theodor Voiosu, Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller
Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and the hyperdynamic syndrome are clinically important complications of cirrhosis but their exact pathogenesis is still partly unknown. Experimental models have proven the cardiotoxic effects of bile acidsand recent studies of their varied receptor-mediated functions offer new insight into their involvement in cardiovascular dysfunction in cirrhosis. Bile acid receptors such as farnesoid X-activated receptor and TGR5 are currently under investigation as potential therapeutic targets in a variety of pathological conditions...
February 21, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220287/the-yield-of-initial-conventional-mri-in-115-cases-of-angiographically-confirmed-spinal-vascular-malformations
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Amgad El Mekabaty, Carlos A Pardo, Philippe Gailloud
MRI is the primary screening tool for patients with myelopathy. The decision to obtain additional imaging, notably spinal angiography, is generally based on initial MRI findings. This study retrospectively analyzed the yield of initial MRI in a cohort of patients with angiographically confirmed vascular malformations. MRI obtained at symptom onset was available in 115 patients with either high-flow (29 cases) or low-flow (86 cases) vascular malformations. MRI was classified as "positive" when the report mentioned a vascular malformation or "negative" when considered normal or when another diagnosis was suggested...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217813/-vegf-enhances-reconstruction-of-neurovascular-units-in-the-brain-after-injury
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Zhi-Guang Pan, Ying Mao, Feng-Yan Sun
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was originally recognized as a substance predominantly with vascular permeability and angiogenesis. Recently, more and more evidence indicated that VEGF is expressed in the neurons of the developing and adult brains. Functional investigation demonstrated that VEGF shows several important effects on the neuronal development and physiological function. For example, VEGF accelerates the development of neurons and neural dendritic and axon growth. Besides, VEGF directly and acutely regulates the functions of multiple ion channels of the neuron membrane and changes neural excitability...
February 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217647/wound-healing-effect-of-arnebia-euchroma-gel-on-excisional-wounds-in-rats
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Maryam Mohsenikia, Shahrzad Khakpour, Zahra Azizian, Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, Seyyede Tahereh Razavipour, Pooya Toghiani
BACKGROUND: Wound healing is a complex process leading to regeneration of damaged skin tissue. Arnebia euchroma (AE) have many effective activities such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidative, and anti-tumoral effects. The extract of AE has positive effects on burn wounds. This study is designed to investigate the healing effects of AE on excisional wounds in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty six rats with the age of 8 weeks divided into three groups...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217611/pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-clinician-s-nightmare
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Bindhu Bhaskaran, Mittu John Mathew, K N Vijayan, Asha Zacharia
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare disease and that affecting specifically the sole of the foot, is even rarer. Here, we report the case of a 54-year-old female admitted with a painful ulcer on the sole of the right foot which was initially treated with empirical antibiotics and debridement. The disease was found to spread rapidly after each debridement. The culture reports were negative; rheumatology workup and Doppler study were within normal limits. A clinical suspicion of PG was made and was confirmed with tissue biopsy...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216519/study-of-preoperative-3d-ct-angiography-of-uterine-artery-in-patients-with-uterine-cervical-cancer
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Hitoshi Fujioka, Tomoyasu Kato, Miyuki Sone, Tatsuya Horita, Shunsuke Sugawara, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi
Depiction of the fine vessel can provide useful preoperative information for patients with uterine cervical cancer. Although angiography can visualize vessels in detail, it is invasive. MR-angiography is a minimally invasive method to depict vessels, but the resolution of images is insufficient for preoperative evaluation. In this study, we used less invasive three-dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) and reconstructed images of adaptive iterative dose resolution 3D (AIDR 3D) with display field of view (D-FOV), which are suitable for arteries with large and small diameters, and created the fusion images...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216513/cellular-localization-expression-and-functional-implications-of-the-utero-placental-endothelin-system-during-maintenance-and-termination-of-canine-gestation
#20
Aykut Gram, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
Utero-placental (Ut-Pl) angiogenesis and blood flow are fundamental for successful outcome of pregnancy. They are controlled by numerous vasodilator and vasoconstrictor systems such as endothelins (EDNs) and the renin angiotensin system. Dogs possess an invasive type of placentation, classified as endotheliochorial. Despite increasing knowledge regarding canine Ut-Pl function, little information exists on uterine and placental vascular activity during initiation, maintenance and termination of pregnancy in this species...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
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