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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668117/development-of-molecular-therapies-for-venous-malformations
#1
Jaakko Kangas, Marjut Nätynki, Lauri Eklund
Vascular anomalies are localized defects of morphogenesis that can affect lymphatic and blood vessels. They are generally called birthmarks, typically observed soon after birth and occurring in up to 10% of children. Based on their clinical and histological characteristics, they are classified into vascular tumours and vascular malformations. The most common malformations are venous malformations (VMs) resulting in chronic vascular diseases that can be associated with significant morbidity necessitating often demanding and repeating clinical management...
April 18, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667942/smoking-is-a-risk-factor-for-relapse-of-antimyeloperoxidase-antibodies-associated-vasculitis
#2
Makoto Yamaguchi, Masahiko Ando, Takayuki Katsuno, Naotake Tsuboi, Shoichi Maruyama
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Several studies have identified predictors of relapse in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated small-vessel vasculitis. However, the role of smoking as a risk factor of relapse has not been elucidated. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate whether a history of smoking is a dose-dependent independent risk factor for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated small-vessel vasculitis relapse. METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study included 122 patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) from 9 nephrology centers in Japan...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667891/diagnostic-performance-of-a-novel-coronary-ct-angiography-algorithm-prospective-multicenter-validation-of-an-intracycle-ct-motion-correction-algorithm-for-diagnostic-accuracy
#3
Daniele Andreini, Fay Y Lin, Asim Rizvi, Iksung Cho, Ran Heo, Gianluca Pontone, Antonio L Bartorelli, Saima Mushtaq, Todd C Villines, Patricia Carrascosa, Byoung Wook Choi, Stephen Bloom, Han Wei, Yan Xing, Dan Gebow, Heidi Gransar, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Jonathon Leipsic, James K Min
OBJECTIVE: Motion artifact can reduce the diagnostic accuracy of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) for coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of an algorithm dedicated to correcting coronary motion artifact with the performance of standard reconstruction methods in a prospective international multicenter study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients referred for clinically indicated invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for suspected CAD prospectively underwent an investigational CCTA examination free from heart rate-lowering medications before they underwent ICA...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667640/-the-efficiency-of-the-application-of-the-modern-computed-technologies-in-the-clinical-practice-and-the-prospects-for-the-further-use-of-the-biomechanical-3d-models-in-forensic-medicine
#4
I Yu Makarov, A V Svetlakov, A V Sotin, S V Shigeev, A A Gusarov, S A Smirenin, V V Emelin, V B Stragis, V A Fetisov
To-day, the computer-assisted 3D-technologies for the mathematical simulation of the engineering facilities are extensively used for the purpose of technical calculations in all branches of industry and building. The positive experience gained with the application of the 3D-models finds wide application in the joined investigations on the topical problems of the prosthetic and surgical treatment of bones, teeth, joints, cardiac valves, blood vessels, etc. The objective of the present study was the analysis of the positive experience with the involvement of the specialists in the design and practical application of 3D-models for the solution of problems facing the medical prosthetics and the management of various pathological conditions...
2018: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667581/relation-between-bioresorbable-scaffold-sizing-using-qca-dmax-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-1-232-patients-from-3-study-cohorts-absorb-cohort-b-absorb-extend-and-absorb-ii
#5
Yuki Katagiri, Yoshinobu Onuma, Taku Asano, Ply Chichareon, Carlos Collet, Yosuke Miyazaki, Jan J Piek, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, Alexandre Abizaid, John A Ormiston, Bernard Chevalier, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: This study sought to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes related to scaffold sizing based on quantitative coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 1,248 patients who received Absorb bioresorbable scaffolds in the ABSORB Cohort B, ABSOR EXTEND, ABSORB II trials were included in the analysis. The incidence of MACE (a composite of cardiac death, any myocardial infarction [MI], and ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization [ID-TLR]) was analysed according to the Dmax subclassification of oversized scaffold group versus non-oversized (any undersize) scaffold group...
April 17, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667282/cardiac-gated-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-angiography-is-a-reliable-and-reproducible-technique-for-quantifying-blood-flow-in-canine-major-cranial-abdominal-vessels
#6
Francesca Del Chicca, Andrea Schwarz, Paula Grest, Florian Willmitzer, Matthias Dennler, Patrick R Kircher
Blood flow changes in cranial abdominal vessels are important contributing factors for canine hepatic disease. This prospective, experimental, pilot study aimed to evaluate cardiac-gated, phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography (PCMRA) as a method for characterizing blood flow in canine major cranial abdominal vessels. Eleven, healthy, adult beagle dogs were sampled. Cardiac-gated, phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography of the cranial abdomen was performed in each dog and blood flow was independently measured in each of the major cranial abdominal vessels by three observers, with two observers recording blood flow values once and one observer recording blood flow values three times...
April 17, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667231/feasibility-and-clinical-outcomes-of-rotational-atherectomy-for-heavily-calcified-side-branches-of-complex-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-in-the-real-world-practice-of-the-drug-eluting-stent-era
#7
Yu-Wei Chen, Chieh-Shou Su, Wei-Chun Chang, Tsun-Jui Liu, Kae-Woei Liang, Chih-Hung Lai, Hong-Xu Liu, Wen-Lieng Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcomes of rotational atherectomy for heavily-calcified side branches of coronary bifurcation lesions. BACKGROUND: Side-branch (SB) preservation is clinically important but technically challenging in heavily-calcified non-left main true bifurcation lesions. SB rotational atherectomy (SB RA) is sometimes mandatory but the clinical outcomes are not well studied. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the outcomes of patients who underwent RA at our institute for heavily calcified, balloon-uncrossable or-undilatable SB lesions over an approximately 5-year period (January 2011 to September 2016)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667149/three-dimensional-reconstructed-eccrine-sweat-glands-with-vascularization-and-cholinergic-and-adrenergic-innervation
#8
Mingjun Zhang, Haihong Li, Liyun Chen, Shuhua Fang, Sitian Xie, Changmin Lin
Functional integrity of the regenerated tissues requires not only structural integrity but also vascularization and innervation. We previously demonstrated that the three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed eccrine sweat glands had similar structures as those of the native ones did, but whether the 3D reconstructed glands possessing vascularization and innervation was still unknown. In the study, Matrigel-embedded eccrine sweat gland cells were implanted under the inguinal skin. Ten weeks post-implantation, the vascularization, and innervation in the 10-week reconstructed eccrine sweat glands and native human eccrine sweat glands were detected by immunofluorescence staining...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667032/contrast-opacification-difference-of-mural-artery-and-the-transluminal-attenuation-gradient-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-detection-of-systolic-compression-of-myocardial-bridge
#9
Yuanliang Xie, Xiang Wang, Wei Xie, Faxiang Chen, Shubo Gao, Yikai Xu
PURPOSE: Myocardial bridges (MB) have traditionally been considered a benign condition, but recent studies have demonstrated that the clinical complications can be dangerous. The transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) obtained from coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) data (Retrospective ECG-triggered method) has been used in detecting significant stenosis in coronary artery caused by atherosclerosis. Contrast opacification difference (COD) was the parameters calculated as the change between attenuation of mural artery and the median attenuation of presumptive vessel segment; it was evaluated along with TAGstandardized (TAGs) and MB length for predicting MB with systolic compression (MB-SC) in patients diagnosed as MB in left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) by CCTA or invasive coronary angiograph (ICA)...
April 17, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667029/congenital-absence-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-with-a-persistent-primitive-trigeminal-artery-as-a-collateral-pathway-a-report-of-an-anatomic-variation
#10
Dasom Kim, Jin Wook Baek, Young Jin Heo, Hae Woong Jeong
Congenital absence of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is rare, and patients with such a condition are often asymptomatic throughout their lifetime, because of sufficient collateral circulation. Collateral flow is provided via various channels; however, the role of persistent embryonic vessels under conditions in which the ICA is absent or occluded is unknown. We report a rare case of congenital absence of the left ICA and describe the collateral pathway consisting of a persistent trigeminal artery.
April 17, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666800/strategies-of-nodal-staging-of-the-tnm-system-for-esophageal-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Wen-Ping Wang, Song-Lin He, Yu-Shang Yang, Long-Qi Chen
The 8th edition of UICC/AJCC TNM staging for esophageal cancer will start in use since 2018. The nodal staging in this version of TNM system remains unchanged from the 7th edition that based on the number of lymph nodes (LN) involved, except the limited revision of the regional LN map. In this review, N staging revision was evaluated from its initially simple definition of negative (N0) and positive (N1) LN(s) to the current positive node number based proposal. Meanwhile the disadvantages of current N staging were discussed...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666749/prevalence-of-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-young-women-engaged-in-sex-work-aboard-foreign-fishing-vessels-in-kiribati
#12
Tebuka Toatu, Paul White, Damian Hoy, Dennie Iniakwala, Onofre Edwin A Merrilles, Sameer Vali Gopalani
Objective: To assess the prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women who board foreign fishing vessels for sex work in Kiribati. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to collect data on behavioural risk factors for STIs and knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV and STIs during 2007. Urine and blood samples were collected to test for HIV and select STIs. Descriptive statistics were performed for sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics, and χ2 tests were used to assess associations between potential key determinants and the presence of genital Chlamydia infection...
January 2018: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666728/a-rare-benign-tumor-in-a-14-year-old-girl
#13
Meral Hassan Abualjadayel, Osama Y Safdar, Maysaa Adnan Banjari, Sherif El Desoky, Ghadeer A Mokhtar, Raed A Azhar
Background: Oncocytomas are the second most common benign renal neoplasm but, unfortunately, they are difficult to differentiate from renal cell carcinoma. Renal oncocytomas are rare and have mostly been reported in adults. To our knowledge, this is only the sixth pediatric reported case of renal oncocytoma worldwide. Case Presentation: A 14-year-old Yemeni girl with a recurrent history of urinary tract infections came to our clinic complaining of left flank pain with a frontal headache...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666720/gastric-malt-lymphoma-with-increased-plasma-cell-differentiation-showing-unique-endoscopic-features
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Masaya Iwamuro, Takehiro Tanaka, Kenji Nishida, Seiji Kawano, Yoshiro Kawahara, Shogen Ohya, Tadashi Yoshino, Hiroyuki Okada
A 62-year-old woman was diagnosed with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) with increased plasma cell differentiation of the stomach. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed slightly elevated, whitish lesions in the gastric body. Magnifying endoscopic observation revealed that the gastric surface epithelium was swollen, but the structure was not destroyed or diminished. Elongated, tortuous vasculature was observed on the surface of the whitish lesions. The patient underwent eradication treatment for Helicobacter pylori , which resulted in complete remission...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666520/identification-and-characterization-of-bioactive-phenolic-constituents-anti-proliferative-and-anti-angiogenic-activity-of-stem-extracts-of-basella-alba-and-rubra
#15
B Ramesh Kumar, Apoorva Anupam, Padmavati Manchikanti, Arun Prabhu Rameshbabu, Swagata Dasgupta, Santanu Dhara
Basella is an important green leafy vegetable species of Chenopodiaceae family and is known for its medicinal properties. Hydroxy-benzoic acids, hydroxy-cinnamic acids and flavones groups were identified and characterized from the aqueous stem extracts of B. alba and B. rubra species. Higher values of phenolics as well as antioxidant activity were noted from B. alba species extracts. The evaluation of the cytoxicity of these extracts on A431 (epidermoid carcinoma), Hep G2 (hepatocellular carcinoma) and MG 63 (osteosarcoma) cells indicated anti-proliferative activity against all the cell lines...
May 2018: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666442/matrix-stiffness-controls-lymphatic-vessel-formation-through-regulation-of-a-gata2-dependent-transcriptional-program
#16
Maike Frye, Andrea Taddei, Cathrin Dierkes, Ines Martinez-Corral, Matthew Fielden, Henrik Ortsäter, Jan Kazenwadel, Dinis P Calado, Pia Ostergaard, Marjo Salminen, Liqun He, Natasha L Harvey, Friedemann Kiefer, Taija Mäkinen
Tissue and vessel wall stiffening alters endothelial cell properties and contributes to vascular dysfunction. However, whether extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness impacts vascular development is not known. Here we show that matrix stiffness controls lymphatic vascular morphogenesis. Atomic force microscopy measurements in mouse embryos reveal that venous lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC) progenitors experience a decrease in substrate stiffness upon migration out of the cardinal vein, which induces a GATA2-dependent transcriptional program required to form the first lymphatic vessels...
April 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666335/identification-molecular-characterization-and-analysis-of-the-expression-pattern-of-soxf-subgroup-genes-the-yellow-river-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#17
Tingting Liang, Yongfang Jia, Ruihua Zhang, Qiyan Du, Zhongjie Chang
Sox7, Sox17 and Sox18 are the members of the Sry-related high-mobility group box family (SoxF) of transcription factors. SoxF factors regulate endothelial cell fate as well as development and differentiation of blood cells and lymphatic vessels. There is very less information about the functions of these genes in fish. We obtained the full-length cDNA sequence of SoxF genes including Sox7, Sox17 and Sox18 in Cyprinus carpio, where Sox7 and Sox18 had two copies. The construction of a phylogenetic tree showed that these genes were homologous to the genes in other species...
March 2018: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666212/extracellular-vesicles-important-collaborators-in-cancer-progression
#18
REVIEW
Shinya Sato, Alissa M Weaver
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane vesicles that are released from cells and mediate cell-cell communication. EVs carry protein, lipid, and nucleic acid cargoes that interact with recipient cells to alter their phenotypes. Evidence is accumulating that tumor-derived EVs can play important roles in all steps of cancer progression. Here, we review recent studies reporting critical roles for EVs in four major areas of cancer progression: promotion of cancer invasiveness and motility, enhancement of angiogenesis and vessel permeability, conditioning premetastatic niches, and immune suppression...
April 17, 2018: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666204/mapping-the-contribution-and-strategic-distribution-patterns-of-neuroimaging-features-of-small-vessel-disease-in-poststroke-cognitive-impairment
#19
Lin Shi, Lei Zhao, Fu Ki Yeung, Shun Yiu Wong, Ronald K T Chan, Ming Fai Tse, Sze Chun Chan, Yee Ching Kwong, Ka Chun Li, Kai Liu, Jill M Abrigo, Alexander Y L Lau, Adrian Wong, Bonnie Y K Lam, Thomas W H Leung, Jianhui Fu, Winnie C W Chu, Vincent C T Mok
OBJECTIVES: Individual neuroimaging features of small vessel disease (SVD) have been reported to influence poststroke cognition. This study aimed to investigate the joint contribution and strategic distribution patterns of multiple types of SVD imaging features in poststroke cognitive impairment. METHODS: We studied 145 first-ever ischaemic stroke patients with MRI and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) examined at baseline. The local burdens of acute ischaemic lesion (AIL), white matter hyperintensity, lacune, enlarged perivascular space and cross-sectional atrophy were quantified and entered into support vector regression (SVR) models to associate with the global and domain scores of MoCA...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666180/thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-elderly-a-real-world-experience
#20
Ali Alawieh, Arindam Chatterjee, Wuwei Feng, Guilherme Porto, Jan Vargas, Ryan Kellogg, Aquilla S Turk, Raymond D Turner, M Imran Chaudry, Alejandro M Spiotta
INTRODUCTION: Completed randomized trials on endovascular thrombectomy (ET) did not independently assess the efficacy of ET in the elderly (≥80 years old) who were often excluded or under-represented in trials. There were also inconsistent criteria for patient selection in this population across the different trials. This work evaluates outcomes after ET for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in the elderly at a high volume stroke center. METHODS: We reviewed all cases of AIS that underwent a direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT) thrombectomy for large vessel occlusions between March 2013 and October 2017 while comparing outcomes in the elderly with younger counterparts...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
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