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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926994/microvessels-of-the-heart-formation-regeneration-and-dysfunction
#1
Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Helen M Arthur
This issue of Microcirculation focusses on the special topic of "microvessels of the heart" and contains five state-of-the-art reviews and one expert article that reflect current efforts to address the major gaps in our understanding of these key microvessels. In the adult heart, most attention until recently (especially among the clinical cardiology community) has been given to the main coronary arteries, which are the culprit vessels in patients with coronary artery disease, including its most serious manifestation, acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 7, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926795/tumour-budding-evaluated-in-biopsy-specimens-is-a-useful-predictor-of-prognosis-in-patients-with-cn0-early-stage-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mai Seki, Takaaki Sano, Satoshi Yokoo, Tetsunari Oyama
AIMS: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) prognosis depends on lymph node metastasis (LNM). We recently reported that tumour budding is a good predictive factor for LNM in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth (FOM). Our aim was to evaluate whether tumour budding is a good prognostic factor in OSCC. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined conventional histopathological assessment and a new factor, tumour budding, in 209 cases of OSCC in incisional biopsy specimens...
December 7, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926511/the-relationship-of-lymphatic-vessel-density-lymphovascular-invasion-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Song Zhang, Dong Zhang, Shanhong Yi, Mingfu Gong, Caibao Lu, Yuanqing Cai, Xuefeng Tang, Liguang Zou
Lymph node status is one of the key parameters used for determining the stage of breast cancer progression. The relationship of lymphatic vessel density (LVD), lymphovascular invasion (LVI), and lymph node metastasis (LNM) has not been clearly demonstrated yet. Databases of PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science were searched from inception up to 25 May 2016. Spearman correlation coefficient (r) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to determine the relationship within each group. Based on pre-established inclusion criteria, 28 studies involving 2920 breast cancer patients were included in this study...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925869/endovascular-management-of-infected-iliofemoral-pseudoaneurysms-a-systematic-review
#4
Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Vangelis G Alexiou, George S Sfyroeras, John Kakisis, Andreas Lazaris, Spyridon N Vasdekis, Elias N Brountzos, George Geroulakos
We conducted a systematic review regarding the efficacy and outcome of endovascular treatment of infected iliofemoral arterial pseudoaneurysms with covered stents. 35 cases were identified, including 5 own. 22 pseudoaneurysms were located in the femoral area and 13 in the iliac vessels. The most commonly reported complaints were pulsatile groin mass (40 %), sepsis (37.1 %), active bleeding (31.4 %), and groin infection with purulent discharge (17.1 %). S. aureus (65.7 %) and Streptococcus species (22.9 %) were the most common microbes isolated...
December 7, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925647/left-ventricular-function-assessed-by-one-point-carotid-wave-intensity-in-newly-diagnosed-untreated-hypertensive-patients
#5
Olga Vriz, Serena Favretto, Joanna Jaroch, Rychard Wojciech, Eduardo Bossone, Caterina Driussi, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Paolo Palatini, Krystyna Loboz-Grudzien
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether newly diagnosed untreated hypertensive patients show higher left ventricular (LV) contractility, as assessed by traditional echocardiographic indices and carotid wave intensity (WI) parameters, including amplitude of the peak during early (W1 ) and late systole (W2 ). METHODS: A total of 145 untreated hypertensive patients were compared with 145 age- and sex-matched normotensive subjects. They underwent comprehensive echocardiography and WI analysis...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925602/bayesian-intent-prediction-in-object-tracking-using-bridging-distributions
#6
Bashar I Ahmad, James K Murphy, Patrick M Langdon, Simon J Godsill
In several application areas, such as human computer interaction, surveillance and defence, determining the intent of a tracked object enables systems to aid the user/operator and facilitate effective, possibly automated, decision making. In this paper, we propose a probabilistic inference approach that permits the prediction, well in advance, of the intended destination of a tracked object and its future trajectory. Within the framework introduced here, the observed partial track of the object is modeled as being part of a Markov bridge terminating at its destination, since the target path, albeit random, must end at the intended endpoint...
December 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925588/fabrication-of-two-flow-phantoms-for-doppler-ultrasound-imaging
#7
Xiaowei Zhou, David Kenwright, Shiying Wang, John Hossack, Peter Hoskins
Flow phantoms are widely used in studies associated with Doppler ultrasound measurements, acting as an effective experimental validation system in cardiovascular related research and in new algorithm / instrumentation development. The development of materials that match the acoustic and mechanical properties of vascular system are of great interest while designing flow phantoms. Although recipes that meet the flow phantom standard defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61685 are already available in the literature, standard procedure of material preparations and phantom fabrications have not been well established...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925308/impact-of-calcified-target-lesions-on-the-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-insights-from-the-base-acs-trial
#8
Pasi P Karjalainen, Wail Nammas, Kari Kervinen, Adam de Belder, Fernando Rivero-Crespo, Antti Ylitalo, Juhani K E Airaksinen
OBJECTIVES: We performed a post hoc analysis of outcome in patients with, versus those without, calcified target lesions from the BASE ACS trial. BACKGROUND: The outcome of contemporary stent implantation in patients with calcified lesions presenting with acute coronary syndrome is unknown. METHODS: The BASE ACS trial randomized 827 patients (1:1) presenting with acute coronary syndrome to receive either titanium-nitride-oxide-coated stents or everolimus-eluting stents...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925208/extracellular-hsp70-enhances-mesoangioblast-migration-via-an-autocrine-signaling-pathway
#9
Maria M Barreca, Walter Spinello, Vincenzo Cavalieri, Giuseppina Turturici, Gabriella Sconzo, Punit Kaur, Rosaria Tinnirello, Alexzander A A Asea, Fabiana Geraci
Mouse mesoangioblasts are vessel-associated progenitor stem cells endowed with the ability of multipotent mesoderm differentiation. Therefore, they represent a promising tool in the regeneration of injured tissues. Several studies have demonstrated that homing of mesoangioblasts into blood and injured tissues are mainly controlled by cytokines/chemokines and other inflammatory factors. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms regulating their ability to traverse the extracellular matrix (ECM)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925192/pathogenic-role-of-associated-adherent-invasive-escherichia-coli-in-crohn-s-disease
#10
Giuseppe Mazzarella, Angelica Perna, Angela Marano, Angela Lucariello, Vera Rotondi Aufiero, Raffaele Melina, Germano Guerra, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Gaetano Iaquinto, Antonio De Luca
Several lines of evidence suggest that adherent-invasive E. coli (AIEC) strains play an important role in Crohn's disease (CD). The objective of this study was to investigate the pathogenic role of two AIEC strains, LF82 and O83:H1, in CD patients. Organ cultures of colonic biopsies from patients were set up to assess the effects of LF82 and O83:H1 on the expression of CEACAM6, LAMP1, HLA-DR, ICAM1 by immunohistochemistry and of IL-8, IFNΓ and TNF-α genes by RT-PCR. Moreover, on Caco2 cells we analyzed the cell cycle, the expression of MGMT and DNMT1 genes and DNA damage induced by LF82 and O83:H1, by FACS, RT-PCR and DAPI staining, respectively...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925053/risk-factor-paradox-in-the-occurrence-of-cardiac-arrest-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients
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Silvia Aguiar Rosa, Ana Teresa Timóteo, Marta Afonso Nogueira, Adriana Belo, Rui Cruz Ferreira
Objective: To compare patients without previously diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors) and patients with one or more risk factors admitted with acute coronary syndrome. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of patients admitted with first episode of acute coronary syndrome without previous heart disease, who were included in a national acute coronary syndrome registry. The patients were divided according to the number of risk factors, as follows: 0 risk factor (G0), 1 or 2 risk factors (G1 - 2) and 3 or more risk factors (G ≥ 3)...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924520/histopathological-features-of-middle-cerebral-artery-and-superficial-temporal-artery-from-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-and-enlightenments-on-clinical-treatment
#12
Shou-Jia Sun, Jian-Jian Zhang, Zheng-Wei Li, Zhong-Wei Xiong, Xiao-Lin Wu, Sheng Wang, Kai Shu, Jin-Cao Chen
The histopathological features of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and superficial temporal artery (STA) from moyamoya disease (MMD) and their relationships with gender, age, angiography stage were explored. The causes and the clinical significance of vasculopathy of STA were also discussed. The clinical data and specimens of MCA and STA from 30 MMD patients were collected. Twelve samples of MCA and STA from non-MMD patients served as control group. Histopathological examination was then performed by measuring the thickness of intima and media, and statistical analysis was conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924251/free-vascularized-fibular-graft-transfer-in-the-reconstruction-of-defects-for-premalignant-and-malignant-musculoskeletal-conditions-of-the-femur-in-a-tertiary-care-setting-in-pakistan-a-series-of-six-cases
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Avais Raja, Hana Manzoor, Imad-Ud-Din Saqib, Waqar Jan, Mamoon Rashid
OBJECTIVE: To determine the application, success and complications of the utilization of free vascularized fibular grafts (FVFG) in the reconstruction of lower limb defects after resection of primary lower limb musculoskeletal tumors. METHODOLOGY: This descriptive retrospective case series analysis was conducted at Shifa International Hospital from January 2011 to January 2016. It included patients who had premalignant and malignant conditions of the lower limb and subsequently had the lesion resected followed by FVFG surgery...
November 4, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924213/drug-eluting-stents-appear-superior-to-bare-metal-stents-for-vein-graft-pci-in-vessels-up-to-a-stent-diameter-of-4-mm
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Oliver P Guttmann, Daniel A Jones, Kassem A Safwan, Sean Gallagher, Krishnaraj S Rathod, Steve Hamshere, Elliot J Smith, Ajay K Jain, Anthony Mathur, Andrew Wragg, Charles J Knight, Roshan Weerackody
BACKGROUND: Research trials have shown improved short-term outcome with drug-eluting stents (DES) over bare metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein graft (SVG) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), primarily by reducing target vessel revascularization (TVR) for in-stent restenosis. We compared the outcomes in patients undergoing SVG stent implantation treated with DES or BMS. In exploratory analyses we investigated the influence of stent generation and diameter. METHODS: Data were obtained from a prospective database of 657 patients who underwent PCI for SVG lesions between 2003 and 2011...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924054/frequency-and-predictors-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-recent-small-subcortical-infarcts
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Simon Fandler, Thomas Gattringer, Sebastian Eppinger, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Daniela Pinter, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Joanna M Wardlaw, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Detailed data on the occurrence of swallowing dysfunction in patients with recent small subcortical infarcts (RSSI) in the context of cerebral small vessel disease are lacking. This prompted us to assess the frequency of and risk factors for dysphagia in RSSI patients. METHODS: We identified all inpatients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed RSSI between January 2008 and February 2013. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from our stroke database, and magnetic resonance imaging scans were reviewed for morphological changes...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923986/defense-responses-in-aspen-with-altered-pectin-methylesterase-activity-reveal-the-hormonal-inducers-of-tyloses
#16
Joanna Leśniewska, David Öhman, Magdalena Krzesłowska, Sunita Kushwah, Maria Barciszewska-Pacak, Leszek Kleczkowski, Bjorn Sundberg, Thomas Moritz, Ewa J Mellerowicz
Tyloses are ingrowths of parenchyma cells into the lumen of embolized xylem vessels, thereby protecting the remaining xylem from pathogens. They are found in heartwood, sapwood and in abscission zones, and can be induced by various stresses, but their molecular triggers are unknown. Here we report that down-regulation of PECTIN METHYLESTERASE 1 (PtxtPME1) in aspen triggers the formation of tyloses and activation of oxidative stress. We tested whether any of the oxidative-stress related hormones could induce tyloses in intact plantlets grown in sterile culture...
December 6, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923943/venovenous-ecmo-support-in-an-infant-with-single-ventricle-physiology-and-catastrophic-pulmonary-venous-abnormalities
#17
Richard P Fernandez, Don Hayes, Patrick I McConnell, Darren Berman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an accepted treatment modality for life support refractory to conventional efforts in neonates with complex congenital heart lesions. Cannulation for ECMO can be accomplished by venovenous (VV) access where patients receive primarily respiratory support or venoarterial (VA) access which provides complete cardiopulmonary support. VV ECMO delivered by a single-vessel cannulation with a dual-chamber venous cannula allows for respiratory support while the patient remains dependent upon intrinsic cardiac function to support hemodynamics...
December 6, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923832/ese3-inhibits-pancreatic-cancer-metastasis-by-upregulating-e-cadherin
#18
Tiansuo Zhao, Wenna Jiang, Xiuchao Wang, Hongwei Wang, Chen Zheng, Yang Li, Yan Sun, Chongbiao Huang, Zhi-Bo Han, Shengyu Yang, Zhiliang Jia, Keping Xie, He Ren, Jihui Hao
The ETS family transcription factor ESE3 is a crucial element in differentiation and development programs for many epithelial tissues. Here we report its role as a tumor suppressor in pancreatic cancer. We observed drastically lower ESE3 expression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC) compared to adjacent normal pancreatic tissue. Reduced expression of ESE3 in PDAC correlated closely with an increase in lymph node metastasis and vessel invasion and a decrease in relapse-free and overall survival in patients...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923749/spinal-glomus-arteriovenous-malformation-presenting-with-a-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Pascal Jabbour, Badih Daou, Elias Atallah, Fadi Al-Saiegh, Kenan Alkhalili, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions that may cause serious neurologic morbidity. With the developments in endovascular technology and embolic materials, endovascular management of spinal AVMs has gained significant popularity. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old female presented with the worst headache of her life, associated with an acute onset of nausea and vomiting and was shown to have a grade 2 subarachnoid hemorrhage on CT scan...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923634/rosmarinic-acid-protects-rat-hippocampal-neurons-from-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-the-akt-jnk3-caspase-3-signaling-pathway
#20
Min Zhang, Hui Yan, Sumei Li, Jun Yang
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury can result in neuronal death, which further results in brain damage and can even lead to death. Although recent studies showed that rosmarinic acid (RA) exerts neuroprotective effects and attenuates ischemia-induced brain injury and neuronal cell death, little is known about the precise mechanisms that occur during cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the underlying mechanism of the neuroprotective effects of RA against ischemic brain injury induced by cerebral I/R...
December 3, 2016: Brain Research
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