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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203578/supersized-atheroma-causing-acquired-coarctation-of-aorta-leading-to-heart-failure
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Sajin Karakattu, Ghulam Murtaza, Sharma Dinesh, Kamesh Sivagnanam, Jeffrey Schoondyke, Timir Paul
Calcified atheromatous aortic lesion causing significant narrowing of the aorta is an uncommon clinical entity. This calcified atheroma leads to obstruction of the lumen of the aorta simulating acquired coarctation of aorta causing impaired perfusion of lower limbs, visceral ischemia, and hypertension. We report a case of 58-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, 25-lb weight gain, lower extremity edema, and chest pain. Extensive workup including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large calcific mass in the aortic arch causing his presenting symptoms...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199821/multiple-calcifying-hyperplastic-dental-follicles-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Rajiv S Desai, Yameen N A Momin, Shivani Bansal, Freny R Karjodkar
Enlarged follicles associated with multiple unerupted teeth always comprise an area of considerable interest for oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The condition of multiple calcifying hyperplastic dental follicles is extremely rare and is characterized by multiple unerupted teeth with abundant calcifications and odontogenic epithelial rests in the enlarged dental follicles. We report an interesting case of multiple calcifying hyperplastic dental follicles in a 16-year-old healthy male patient.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198181/mineralogical-plasticity-acts-as-a-compensatory-mechanism-to-the-impacts-of-ocean-acidification
#3
Jonathan Y S Leung, Bayden D Russell, Sean D Connell
Calcifying organisms are considered particularly susceptible to the future impacts of ocean acidification (OA), but recent evidence suggests that they may be able to maintain calcification and overall fitness. The underlying mechanism remains unclear but may be attributed to mineralogical plasticity, which modifies the energetic cost of calcification. To test the hypothesis that mineralogical plasticity enables the maintenance of shell growth and functionality under OA conditions, we assessed the biological performance of a gastropod (respiration rate, feeding rate, somatic growth, and shell growth of Austrocochlea constricta) and analyzed its shell mechanical and geochemical properties (shell hardness, elastic modulus, amorphous calcium carbonate, calcite to aragonite ratio, and magnesium to calcium ratio)...
February 15, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191873/orbital-atherectomy-treatment-of-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-in-patients-with-impaired-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-one-year-outcomes-from-the-orbit-ii-study
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Michael S Lee, Brad J Martinsen, Richard Shlofmitz, Evan Shlofmitz, Arthur C Lee, Jeffrey Chambers
AIMS: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) is challenging. The ORBIT II study demonstrated the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy (OA) in patients with severe CAC. Microparticulate liberated during OA may disturb coronary microcirculation. We evaluated OA treatment in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients were grouped by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF): 26-40% (n=33), 41-50% (n=90), and >50% (n=314)...
February 14, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183822/development-of-a-technique-for-determination-of-pulmonary-artery-pulse-wave-velocity-in-horses
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Gonçalo Teixeira de Almeida Silva, Bruce B Guest, Diego E Gomez, Martine McGregor, Laurent Viel, M Lynne O'Sullivan, John Runciman, Luis G Arroyo
Calcification of the tunica media of the axial pulmonary arteries (PA) has been reported in a large proportion of racehorses. In humans, medial calcification is a significant cause of arterial stiffening and is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiac, cerebral and renal microvascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV) provides a measure of arterial stiffness. This study aimed to develop a technique to determine PA-PWV in horses, and secondarily to investigate a potential association between PA-PWV and arterial fibro-calcification...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180008/use-of-orbital-atherectomy-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-via-the-transradial-approach
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REVIEW
Samer Mowakeaa, Branden Snyder, Nikolaos Kakouros
Severe coronary artery calcifications pose an ongoing challenge when performing percutaneous coronary interventions, resulting in an increased likelihood of procedural complications. Orbital atherectomy (OA) has emerged as a promising technology that helps improve outcomes in this complex patient population. Its safety and efficacy are yet to be demonstrated in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. We present a case of a patient with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) evaluated with emergent transradial coronary angiography...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176173/massive-left-atrial-calcification-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Saeid Hosseini, Yousef Rezaei, Niloufar Samiei, Anita Sadeghpour, Mohammad Mehdi Peighambari, Carlos A Mestres, Frank W Sellke
Left atrial (LA) calcification is mostly observed in patients with rheumatic mitral valve (MV) diseases who underwent surgical treatment. We report a case of LA calcification in a 69-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and cyanosis. Admission electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation and biventricular hypertrophy. Her chest roentgenogram revealed cardiomegaly and a curvilinear whitish shadow in the area of LA. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed severe mitral stenosis and massive LA thrombosis. The patient underwent an emergent surgery, during which the whitish line on chest roentgenogram proved to be a calcified LA inner wall...
February 7, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164126/the-involvement-of-mir-29b-3p-in-arterial-calcification-by-targeting-matrix-metalloproteinase-2
#8
Wenhong Jiang, Zhanman Zhang, Han Yang, Qiuning Lin, Chuangye Han, Xiao Qin
Vascular calcification is a risk predictor and common pathological change in cardiovascular diseases that are associated with elastin degradation and phenotypic transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells via gelatinase matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2). However, the mechanisms involved in this process remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the relationships between miR-29b-3p and MMP2, to confirm miR-29b-3p-mediated MMP2 expression at the posttranscriptional level in arterial calcification. In male Sprague Dawley rats, arterial calcification was induced by subcutaneous injection of a toxic dose of cholecalciferol...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162989/orbital-atherectomy-for-treating-de-novo-severely-calcified-coronary-lesions-3-year-results-of-the-pivotal-orbit-ii-trial
#9
Michael Lee, Philippe Généreux, Richard Shlofmitz, Daniel Phillipson, Bynthia M Anose, Brad J Martinsen, Stevan I Himmelstein, Jeff W Chambers
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The presence of heavy coronary artery calcification increases the complexity of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and increases the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE): death, myocardial infarction (MI), target vessel revascularization (TVR), and stent thrombosis. The ORBIT II (Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of OAS in Treating Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions) trial reported low rates of procedural, 30-day, 1-year, and 2-year ischemic complications after treatment of de novo, severely calcified lesions with the Diamondback 360° Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160583/calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-panoramic-radiographs-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-before-and-after-radiotherapy
#10
R-L Markman, K-G Conceição-Vasconcelos, T-B Brandão, A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-R Santos-Silva, M Ajudarte Lopes
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to verify if head and neck radiotherapy (RT) is able to induce calcified carotid artery atheroma (CCAA) in a large head and neck cancer (HNC) population and also to compare the socio-demographic and clinical findings of patients with and without CCAA detected on panoramic radiographs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Panoramic radiographs taken before and after head and neck radiotherapy (RT) of 180 HNC patients were selected and analyzed in order to identify the presence of CCAA...
February 4, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157494/a-heart-of-stone-cardiac-fibroblasts-turn-to-bone-in-calcified-hearts
#11
Kathryn N Ivey
The identity of the cells and molecular events driving deleterious calcification of heart muscle remains elusive. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Pillai et al. (2017) report that cardiac fibroblasts respond to injury by adopting an osteogenic cell fate and creating damaging calcific deposits, which can be prevented by inhibiting the activated mineralization process.
February 2, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153506/clinicopathologic-study-of-calcifying-fibrous-tumor-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-case-series
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Maryam Kherad Pezhouh, M Katayoon Rezaei, Maryam Shabihkhani, Arunima Ghosh, Deborah Belchis, Elizabeth A Montgomery, Lysandra Voltaggio
Calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) is a rare benign mesenchymal lesion known to arise at multiple body sites that may clinically mimic other more aggressive lesions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In this study we describe the clinicopathologic findings of 28 GI tract CFTs. Tumors predominantly arose in middle aged adults with a slight female predominance. The most commonly involved sites were small bowel and colon, followed by stomach and appendix. Tumors ranged from 0.3 to 9.3cm (median 1.4cm) and submucosa was the most commonly involved layer...
January 30, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153165/how-far-is-the-root-apex-of-a-unilateral-impacted-canine-from-the-root-apices-arch-form
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Sung-Hun Kim, You-Min Kim, Sewoong Oh, Seong-Sik Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Woo-Sung Son, Yong-Il Kim
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the arch form of the root apices of normally erupting teeth and then determine the differences in the location of the apex of impacted canines relative to normally erupting canines. In addition, we sought to determine whether the labiopalatal position of the impacted canines influences the position of the apices. METHODS: The study included 21 patients with unerupted canines that subsequently had a normal eruption, 21 patients with palatally impacted canines, 27 patients with labially impacted canines, and 17 patients with midalveolus impacted canines...
February 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146369/evisceration-in-patients-with-sturge-weber-syndrome
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Helen Merritt, Margaret L Pfeiffer, Margaret E Phillips, Karina Richani
The management of blind, painful eyes in Sturge-Weber syndrome patients poses unique challenges to the oculoplastic surgeon. Intraocular and orbital vascular malformations and calcification may theoretically lead to unexpected hemorrhage and difficulty placing an implant in a calcified scleral shell. We present two cases of patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome with blind, painful eyes who underwent evisceration with silicone implant and discuss the relevant current literature. Both of our patients had uncomplicated surgeries and post-operative courses...
February 1, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146144/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-ostial-and-bifurcation-lesions-using-the-szabo-technique-a-single-centre-experience
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Benedikt Schrage, Michael Schwarzl, Christoph Waldeyer, Peter M Becher, Christoph Sinning, Ulrich Schäfer, Moritz Seiffert, Elvin Zengin-Sahm, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
BACKGROUND: Aorto-ostial lesions as well as bifurcation lesions still provide challenges in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as meticulous stent placement is needed. The Szabo-technique, which uses a second wire to anchor the stent at the osmium, may be helpful here. In this article, we will provide detailed information on the technique including video material as well as procedural and long-term follow-up data of a cohort of patients treated with this technique. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective single-centre study was performed in patients undergoing Szabo-PCI from 2014 to 2016 (n=28)...
January 31, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144984/embryonic-development-of-the-axial-column-in-the-little-skate-leucoraja-erinacea
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Katharine E Criswell, Michael I Coates, J Andrew Gillis
The morphological patterns and molecular mechanisms of vertebral column development are well understood in bony fishes (osteichthyans). However, vertebral column morphology in elasmobranch chondrichthyans (e.g., sharks and skates) differs from that of osteichthyans, and its development has not been extensively studied. Here, we characterize vertebral development in an elasmobranch fish, the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea, using microCT, paraffin histology, and whole-mount skeletal preparations. Vertebral development begins with the condensation of mesenchyme, first around the notochord, and subsequently around the neural tube and caudal artery and vein...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134597/endogenous-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-plays-a-role-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-calcification-induced-by-interleukin-6-in-vitro
#17
Mingshu Sun, Qing Chang, Miaomiao Xin, Qian Wang, Hua Li, Jiaqi Qian
Systemic inflammation is involved in vascular calcification and cardiovascular disease which is the leading cause of mortality in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A high level of serum interleukin (IL)-6 plays a key role in local and systemic inflammation in RA. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We established a human umbilical artery smooth muscle cell (HUASMC) culturing method to investigate the possible role of IL-6 on vascular calcification. HUASMCs were obtained from umbilical arteries of healthy neonates...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134400/the-influence-of-phosphate-calcium-and-magnesium-on-matrix-gla-protein-and-vascular-calcification-a-systematic-review
#18
E Houben, A Neradova, L J Schurgers, Marc Vervloet
Vitamin K-dependent matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a key inhibitor of vascular calcification (VC). MGP is synthesized by chondrocytes and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and the absence or inactivity of MGP results in excessive calcification of both growth plate and vasculature. Apart from its vitamin K dependency little is known about other factors that influence MGP metabolism. Phosphate, calcium and magnesium are involved in bone mineralization and play an important role in VC. In this review we provide a summary of the effect of phosphate, calcium, and magnesium on MGP metabolism...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132920/clinical-features-radiological-findings-and-surgical-outcomes-of-65-intracranial-psammomatous-meningiomas
#19
Zhiqin Lin, Meng Zhao, Xiaohui Ren, Junmei Wang, Zongze Li, Xiaolin Chen, Yongzhi Wang, Xiangrong Li, Chengjun Wang, Zhongli Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial psammomatous meningiomas (PMs) are rarely reported due to their extremely low incidence. Knowledge about intracranial PMs is therefore poor. This study aimed to analyze the incidence, clinical features, radiological findings, and surgical outcomes of intracranial PMs. METHODS: Approximately 5,651 intracranial meningiomas were surgically treated at Beijing Tiantan Hospital between November 2011 and December 2015. The authors identified all cases in which patients underwent resection of an intracranial tumor that was found to be pathological examination demonstrated to be PM and analyzed the data from these cases...
January 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128382/reproducible-in-vitro-model-for-dystrophic-calcification-of-cardiac-valvular-interstitial-cells-insights-into-the-mechanisms-of-calcific-aortic-valvular-disease
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Heather A Cirka, Johana Uribe, Vivian Liang, Frederick J Schoen, Kristen L Billiar
Calcific aortic valvular disease (CAVD) is the most prevalent valvular pathology in the United States. Development of a pharmacologic agent to slow, halt, or reverse calcification has proven to be unsuccessful as still much remains unknown about the mechanisms of disease initiation. Although in vitro models of some features of CAVD exist, their utility is limited by the inconsistency of the size and time course of the calcified cell aggregates. In this study, we introduce and verify a highly reproducible in vitro method for studying dystrophic calcification of cardiac valvular interstitial cells, considered to be a key mechanism of clinical CAVD...
January 27, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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