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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037007/small-vessel-transient-ischemic-attack-and-lacunar-infarction-detected-with-perfusion-weighted-mri
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Hyun-Wook Nah
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September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037006/microrna-150-5p-improves-risk-classification-for-mortality-within-90-days-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Natalie Scherrer, Francois Fays, Beat Mueller, Andreas Luft, Felix Fluri, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Yvan Devaux, Mira Katan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Micro ribonucleic acid-150-5p (miR-150-5p) regulates proinflammatory cytokines as well as vessel integrity. We evaluated the incremental prognostic value of logarithm (log) of miR-150-5p plasma levels after ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, levels of miR-150-5p were measured within 72 hours of symptom onset in 329 ischemic stroke patients. The outcome measures were unfavorable functional outcome (assessed by the modified Rankin Scale score >2) and mortality within 90 days...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036977/-safety-and-feasibility-of-sheathless-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation
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H J Pei, S Y Teng, T Luo, Y J Wu, Y J Yang, S B Qiao, B Xu, R L Gao
Objective: To investigate the safety and feasibility of sheathless transfemoral aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Methods: In this prospective study, we enrolled 23 patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) who were inoperable or at high-risk for surgical aortic valve replacement operation in Fuwai hospital From September 2012 to June 2015. Multislice spiral CT and angiography of femoral artery showed that all patients had minimal femoral artery diameters (<6.5 mm) and severe calcification which was not suitable for transfemoral TAVR through sheath...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036822/cortical-cerebral-microinfarcts-on-3-tesla-mri-in-patients-with-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Doeschka A Ferro, Susanne J van Veluw, Huiberdina L Koek, Lieza G Exalto, Geert Jan Biessels
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs) are small ischemic lesions that are a common neuropathological finding in patients with stroke or dementia. CMIs in the cortex can now be detected in vivo on 3 Tesla MRI. OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of CMIs and associated clinical features in patients with possible vascular cognitive impairment (VCI). METHOD: 182 memory-clinic patients (mean age 71.4±10.6, 55% male) with vascular injury on brain MRI (i...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036801/misinterpretation-of-the-sublingual-microcirculation-during-therapy-with-levosimendan
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Michael Hessler, Philip-Helge Arnemann, Sebastian Rehberg, Christian Ertmer
There is increasing evidence in the literature that preoperative treatment with levosimendan optimizes cardiopulmonary haemodynamics in patients scheduled for the implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). The present case report describes changes in sublingual microcirculation using incident dark field video microscopy in a patient, who received a continuous infusion of 0.5 mg/h levosimendan 12 h before LVAD implantation. Despite no evident macrohaemodynamic or metabolic changes, there was a dramatic reduction in total vessel density and perfused vessel density suggesting a deterioration of microcirculation according to the consensus conference criteria in vessels smaller than 20 μm in diameter...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036794/assessing-the-effect-of-different-operation-techniques-on-postoperative-duplex-ultrasound-quality-after-carotid-endarterectomy
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E Grambow, T Heller, P Wieneke, C Weiß, E Klar, M Weinrich
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound is the first choice in diagnostics and surveillance of stenoses of the internal carotid arteries before and even after surgery. Therefore, the quality of duplex ultrasound is crucial to investigate these vascular pathologies. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was the evaluation whether different surgical techniques affect the postoperative quality of duplex ultrasound. METHODS: In a time period from January to May 2015 duplex ultrasound of the cervical vessels was performed in 75 patients after unilateral endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery at our department between 2006 and 2012...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036707/introduction-and-testing-of-a-simplified-method-for-the-evaluation-of-the-radon-emanation
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F Kabrt, A Baumgartner, M Stietka, F J Maringer
The radioactive noble gas radon is identified as the highest risk factor for lung cancer after smoking. The exhalation of radon from building materials can contribute to the radon indoor activity concentration. Therefore, the emanation of radon might be a crucial factor. It is defined as the release of radon from the solid soil matter into the pore space of the material. This article describes a new on-site measurement method for the emanation of radon from building materials at industrial sites. Therefore, a closed vessel with sample material and a passive radon detector inside is used to measure the integrated build-up-curve of the activity concentration...
September 19, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036681/intra-specific-trends-of-lumen-and-wall-resistivities-of-vessels-within-the-stem-xylem-vary-among-three-woody-plants
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Hiroki Ooeda, Ichiro Terashima, Haruhiko Taneda
Water flow through xylem vessels encounters hydraulic resistance when passing through the vessel lumen and end wall. Comparative studies have reported that lumen and end wall resistivities co-limit water flow through stem xylem in several angiosperm woody species that have vessels of different average diameter and length. This study examined the intra-specific relationship between the lumen and end wall resistivities (Rlumen and Rwall) for vessels within the stem xylem using three deciduous angiosperm woody species found in temperate forest...
September 23, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036539/immune-cells-and-autoantibodies-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Cheng Li, Pingping Liu, Rong Song, Yiqing Zhang, S Lei, Shangjie Wu
Analyses of immunity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) support the notion that maladaptation of the immune response exists. Altered immunity is an increasingly recognized feature of PAH. Indeed, a delicate balance between immunity and tolerance exists and any disturbance may result in chronic inflammation or autoimmunity. This is suggested by infiltration of various immune cells (e.g. macrophages, T and B lymphocytes) in remodeled pulmonary vessels. In addition, several types of autoantibodies directed against antinuclear antigens, endothelial cells (ECs) and fibroblasts have been found in idiopathic and systemic sclerosis-associated PAH...
September 27, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036408/physiological-differences-between-root-suckers-and-saplings-enlarge-the-regeneration-niche-in-eucryphia-cordifolia-cav
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Antonio B Escandón, Roke Rojas, Loreto V Morales, Luis J Corcuera, Rafael E Coopman, Susana Paula
Many clonal plants produce vegetative recruits that remain connected to the parent plant. Such connections permit resource sharing among ramets, explaining the high survival rates of vegetative recruits during establishment under suboptimal conditions for sexual regeneration. We propose that differences in the regeneration niches of sexual and vegetative recruits reflect different physiological adjustments caused by parental supply of resources to the ramets. We conducted ecophysiological measurements in saplings and root suckers of Eucryphia cordifolia Cav...
September 19, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035930/usefulness-of-pet-in-recognizing-and-managing-vasculitides
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Nicolò A M Pipitone, Annibale Versari, Carlo Salvarani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article was to review the recent contributions to the scoring methods of PET in vasculitis as well as to its role in the diagnostic work-up. RECENT FINDINGS: Both visual and semiquantitative scoring methods can be used to interpret PET scans. PET has been shown to be both sensitive and specific in the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis. In addition, it also has a role in predicting vascular complications. SUMMARY: There is a need to better standardize the scoring methods used to interpret PET scans...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035781/lack-of-myeloid-fatp1-increases-atherosclerotic-lesion-size-in-ldlr-mice
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Liyang Zhao, Alyssa J Cozzo, Amy R Johnson, Taylor Christensen, Alex J Freemerman, James E Bear, Jeremy D Rotty, Brian J Bennett, Liza Makowski
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Altered metabolism is an important regulator of macrophage (MΦ) phenotype, which contributes to inflammatory diseases such as atherosclerosis. Broadly, pro-inflammatory, classically-activated MΦs (CAM) are glycolytic while alternatively-activated MΦs (AAM) oxidize fatty acids, although overlap exists. We previously demonstrated that MΦ fatty acid transport protein 1 (FATP1, Slc27a1) was necessary to maintain the oxidative and anti-inflammatory AAM phenotype in vivo in a model of diet-induced obesity...
October 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035589/the-activity-of-nintedanib-in-an-animal-model-of-allogenic-left-lung-transplantation-resembling-aspects-of-allograft-rejection
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Marietta von Suesskind-Schwendi, Elke Boxhammer, Stephan W Hirt, Stephan Schreml, Christof Schmid, Lutz Wollin, Karla Lehle
AIM OF THE STUDY: The prevention and treatment of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) after lung transplantation (LTx) remain unsatisfactory. Growth factors may play an important role in the development of CLAD. This study evaluated the effects of nintedanib, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in the treatment of CLAD after experimental LTx. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat model of left lung allo-transplantation (Fisher 344 to Wistar Kyoto) was used to evaluate the effect of nintedanib (50 mg/kg per day) on the development of CLAD...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035553/construction-of-antithrombotic-tissue-engineered-blood-vessel-via-reduced-graphene-oxide-based-dual-enzyme-biomimetic-cascade
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Da Huo, Ge Liu, Yanzhao Li, Yuxin Wang, Ge Guan, Mingcan Yang, Keyu Wei, Jingyuan Yang, Lingqin Zeng, Gang Li, Wen Zeng, Chuhong Zhu
Thrombosis is one of the biggest obstacles in the clinical application of small-diameter tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs). The implantation of an unmodified TEBV will lead to platelet aggregation and further activation of the coagulation cascade, in which the high concentration of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) that is released by platelets plays an important role. Inspired by the phenomenon that endothelial cells continuously generate endogenous antiplatelet substances via enzymatic reactions, we designed a reduced graphene oxide (RGO) based dual-enzyme biomimetic cascade to successively convert ADP into adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and AMP into adenosine...
October 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035435/clinical-and-angiographic-outcomes-of-the-first-korean-made-sirolimus-eluting-coronary-stent-with-abluminal-bioresorbable-polymer
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Hyoung Mo Yang, Kyoung Woo Seo, Junghan Yoon, Hyo Soo Kim, Kiyuk Chang, Hong Seok Lim, Byoung Joo Choi, So Yeon Choi, Myeong Ho Yoon, Seung Hwan Lee, Sung Gyun Ahn, Young Jin Youn, Jun Won Lee, Bon Kwon Koo, Kyung Woo Park, Han Mo Yang, Jung Kyu Han, Ki Bae Seung, Wook Sung Chung, Pum Joon Kim, Yoon Seok Koh, Hun Jun Park, Seung Jea Tahk
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Genoss drug-eluting coronary stent. METHODS: This study was a prospective, multicenter, randomized trial with a 1:1 ratio of Genoss drug-eluting stent (DES)™ and Promus Element™. Inclusion criteria were the presence of stable angina, unstable angina, or silent ischemia. Angiographic inclusion criteria were de novo coronary stenotic lesion with diameter stenosis >50%, reference vessel diameter of 2...
September 18, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035287/cardio-pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Geetakiran Arakkal, Sudha Rani Chintagunta, Vasavilatha Chandika, Sudha Vani Damarla, Srinivas Manchala, B Udaya Kumar
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a multisystem disorder characterized by microangiopathy, dysregulation of the immune system and massive deposition of collagen in the connective tissue of the skin, blood vessels and various internal organs. Although the mortality from renal crises has dropped significantly due to the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, cardiac and pulmonary involvement accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. We studied 28 patients with systemic sclerosis at Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, over a period of two years for cardiopulmonary involvement...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035278/hdac3-regulates-lymphovenous-and-lymphatic-valve-formation
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Harish P Janardhan, Zachary J Milstone, Masahiro Shin, Nathan D Lawson, John F Keaney, Chinmay M Trivedi
Lymphedema, the most common lymphatic anomaly, involves defective lymphatic valve development; yet the epigenetic modifiers underlying lymphatic valve morphogenesis remain elusive. Here, we showed that during mouse development, the histone-modifying enzyme histone deacetylase 3 (Hdac3) regulates the formation of both lymphovenous valves, which maintain the separation of the blood and lymphatic vascular systems, and the lymphatic valves. Endothelium-specific ablation of Hdac3 in mice led to blood-filled lymphatic vessels, edema, defective lymphovenous valve morphogenesis, improper lymphatic drainage, defective lymphatic valve maturation, and complete lethality...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035216/spiral-flow-phantom-for-ultrasound-flow-imaging-experimentation
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Billy Y S Yiu, Alfred C H Yu
As new ultrasound flow imaging methods are being developed, there is a growing need to devise appropriate flow phantoms that can holistically assess the accuracy of the derived flow estimates. In this paper, we present a novel spiral flow phantom design whose Archimedean spiral lumen naturally gives rise to multi-directional flow over all possible angles (i.e. from 0° to 360°). Developed using lost-core casting principles, the phantom geometry comprised a three-loop spiral (4 mm diameter, 5 mm pitch), and it was set to operate in steady flow mode (3 mL/s flow rate)...
October 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035214/a-graph-cut-approach-to-artery-vein-classification-in-ultra-widefield-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy
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Enrico Pellegrini, Gavin Robertson, Tom MacGillivray, Jano van Hemert, Graeme Houston, Emanuele Trucco
The classification of blood vessels into arterioles and venules is a fundamental step in the automatic investigation of retinal biomarkers for systemic diseases. In this paper we present a novel technique for vessel classification on ultra-wide-fieldof- view images of the retinal fundus acquired with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope. To our best knowledge, this is the first time that a fully automated artery/vein classification technique for this type of retinal imaging with no manual intervention has been presented...
October 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035192/bacillus-cereus-bacteremia-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-a-neuropathological-study
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Jean Philippe Brouland, Nathalie Sala, Selin Tusgul, Caterina Rebecchini, Enikö Kovari
Bacillus cereus is a widely-distributed, gram-positive or variable, rod-shaped bacterium frequently considered a contaminant in clinical specimens. It is recognized as a potential pathogen inducing self-limiting emetic or diarrheal food poisoning or localized infection in immunocompetent patients. True B. cereus bacteremia is uncommon and mainly observed in fragile patients, notably in immunocompromised individuals. We report clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of a 64-year-old patient with a history of acute myeloid leukemia who initially presented a fever while neutropenic after the induction of a second cycle of chemotherapy...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
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