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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431214/interferon-%C3%AE-released-by-activated-cd8-t-lymphocytes-impairs-the-calcium-resorption-potential-of-osteoclasts-in-calcified-human-aortic-valves
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Edit Nagy, Yang Lei, Eduardo Martínez-Martínez, Simon C Body, Florian Schlotter, Michael Creager, Alexander Assmann, Kamal Khabbaz, Peter Libby, Göran K Hansson, Elena Aikawa
Calcium content in patients with calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) correlates with the severity of stenosis. In CAVD, activated T lymphocytes localize with osteoclast regions; however, the functional consequences of this association remain unknown. We hypothesized that CD8(+) T cells modulate calcification in CAVD. Explanted CAVD valves (n = 52) dissected into noncalcified and calcified portions were subjected to mRNA extraction, real-time quantitative PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and immunohistochemical analyses...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423462/geochemical-signatures-of-benthic-foraminiferal-shells-from-a-heat-polluted-shallow-marine-environment-provide-field-evidence-for-growth-and-calcification-under-extreme-warmth
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Danna Titelboim, Aleksey Sadekov, Ahuva Almogi-Labin, Barak Herut, Michal Kucera, Christiane Schmidt, Orit Hyams-Kaphzan, Sigal Abramovich
Shallow marine calcifiers play an important role as marine ecosystem engineers and in the global carbon cycle. Understanding their response to warming is essential to evaluate the fate of marine ecosystems under global change scenarios. A rare opportunity to test the effect of warming acting on natural ecosystems is by investigation of heat-polluted areas. Here we study growth and calcification in benthic foraminifera that inhabit a thermally polluted coastal area in Israel, where they are exposed to elevated temperatures reaching up to ~42°C in summer...
April 19, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418702/pancreatic-calcifications-and-calcified-pancreatic-masses-pattern-recognition-approach-on-ct
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Sanaz Javadi, Christine O Menias, Brinda Rao Korivi, Akram M Shaaban, Madhavi Patnana, Kinan Alhalabi, Khaled M Elsayes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review a spectrum of calcified pancreatic masses and propose an algorithm for diagnostic radiologic evaluation. CONCLUSION: Pancreatic calcifications are being detected more frequently because of the widespread use of imaging, particularly CT. Pancreatic calcifications are most commonly associated with chronic pancreatitis related to alcohol abuse. Several other pathologic entities, however, can cause pancreatic calcifications...
April 18, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411031/prognostic-value-of-visually-detected-coronary-artery-calcification-on-unenhanced-non-gated-thoracic-computed-tomography-for-prediction-of-non-fatal-myocardial-infarction-and-all-cause-mortality
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Lisa Shao, Andrew T Yan, Gerald Lebovic, Harvey H Wong, Anish Kirpalani, Djeven P Deva
PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of visually detected coronary artery calcification (CAC) on unenhanced non-gated thoracic computed tomography (CT) for non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre cohort study comprised of 410 consecutive patients aged 40-80 years without any known cardiovascular disease at baseline. CT images without electrocardiogram-gating were acquired for a variety of respiratory medicine indications...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410428/tuft1-a-novel-candidate-gene-for-metatarsophalangeal-osteoarthritis-plays-a-role-in-chondrogenesis-on-a-calcium-related-pathway
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Eeva Sliz, Mari Taipale, Maiju Welling, Sini Skarp, Viivi Alaraudanjoki, Jaakko Ignatius, Lloyd Ruddock, Ritva Nissi, Minna Männikkö
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disorder and genetic factors have been shown to have a significant role in its etiology. The first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP I) is highly susceptible to development of OA due to repetitive mechanical stress during walking. We used whole exome sequencing to study genetic defect(s) predisposing to familial early-onset bilateral MTP I OA inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. A nonsynonymous single nucleotide variant rs41310883 (c.524C>T, p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407448/draft-genomes-of-the-corallimorpharians-amplexidiscus-fenestrafer-and-discosoma-sp
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Xin Wang, Yi Jin Liew, Yong Li, Didier Zoccola, Sylvie Tambutte, Manuel Aranda
Corallimorpharia are the closest non-calcifying relatives of reef-building corals. Aside from their popularity among aquarium hobbyists, their evolutionary position between the Actiniaria (sea anemones) and the Scleractinia (hard corals) makes them ideal candidates for comparative studies aiming at understanding the evolution of hexacorallian orders in general and reef-building corals in particular. Here we have sequenced and assembled two draft genomes for the Corallimorpharia species Amplexidiscus fenestrafer and Discosoma sp...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407126/mitral-valve-replacement-in-severely-calcified-mitral-valve-annulus-a-10-year-experience
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Kareem Salhiyyah, Hassan Kattach, Ahmed Ashoub, Diana Patrick, Szabolcs Miskolczi, Geoffrey Tsang, Sunil K Ohri, Clifford W Barlow, Theodore Velissaris, Steve Livesey
OBJECTIVES: Severe calcification in the mitral valve annulus is a challenging problem during mitral valve surgery. We describe our experience with mitral valve replacement in severely calcified mitral valve without decalcification of the annulus. METHODS: Between April 2001 and July 2011, 61 patients underwent mitral valve replacement with severe mitral annulus calcification without decalcification of the annulus. This retrospective study was performed to assess the surgical and the long-term postoperative outcomes in this group...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397986/clinical-and-metabolic-correlates-of-cerebral-calcifications-in-sturge-weber-syndrome
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Vinod K Pilli, Michael E Behen, Jiani Hu, Yang Xuan, James Janisse, Harry T Chugani, Csaba Juhász
AIM: To evaluate clinical and metabolic correlates of cerebral calcifications in children with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). METHOD: Fifteen children (11 females, four males; age range 7mo-9y, mean 4y 1mo) with unilateral SWS underwent baseline and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), glucose metabolism positron emission tomography (PET), and neurocognitive assessment (mean follow-up 1y 8mo). Calcified brain volumes measured on SWI were correlated with areas of abnormal glucose metabolism, seizure variables, and cognitive function (IQ)...
April 11, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391078/calcifications-de-la-loge-parotidienne-mise-au-point
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S Avignon, J M Foletti, C Collet, L Guyot, C Chossegros
INTRODUCTION: . Parotid lithiasis is the main cause of calcifications in the parotid space. However, there are many other less-known causes. The aim of our study was to point out the non lithiasic causes of calcifications in the parotid space. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive review of the literature by mean of PubMed, using the keywords "parotid" and "calcification" and limiting our analysis to the original articles in humans published in English and in French...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377507/an-epigenetic-regulatory-loop-controls-pro-osteogenic-activation-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-or-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells
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Rui Song, David A Fullerton, Lihua Ao, Ke-Seng Zhao, Xianzhong Meng
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is common in the elderly population, but pharmacological interventions for managing valvular calcification are unavailable. Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) induce pro-osteogenic activation of human aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) that play an important role in valvular calcification. However, the molecular mechanism underlying pro-osteogenic activation in AVICs is incompletely understood. Here, we investigated an epigenetic regulatory mechanism in human AVIC pro-osteogenic activation induced by TGF-β1 and BMP-2...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370806/coralline-algae-elevate-ph-at-the-site-of-calcification-under-ocean-acidification
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Christopher E Cornwall, Steeve Comeau, Malcolm T McCulloch
Coralline algae provide important ecosystem services but are susceptible to the impacts of ocean acidification. However, the mechanisms are uncertain, and the magnitude is species specific. Here, we assess whether species-specific responses to ocean acidification of coralline algae are related to differences in pH at the site of calcification within the calcifying fluid/medium (pHcf ) using δ(11) B as a proxy. Declines in δ(11) B for all three species are consistent with shifts in δ(11) B expected if B(OH)4(-) was incorporated during precipitation...
April 2, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369848/end-stage-renal-disease-induced-hypercalcemia-may-promote-aortic-valve-calcification-via-annexin-vi-enrichment-of-valve-interstitial-cell-derived-matrix-vesicles
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Lin Cui, Nabil A Rashdan, Dongxing Zhu, Elspeth Milne, Paul Ajuh, Gillian Milne, Miep Helfrich, Kelvin Lim, Sai Prasad, Daniel Lerman, Alex Vesey, Marc Dweck, W S Jenkins, David Newby, Colin Farquharson, Vicky E Macrae
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have elevated circulating calcium (Ca) and phosphate (Pi), and exhibit accelerated progression of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We hypothesised that matrix vesicles (MVs) initiate the calcification process in CAVD. Ca induced rat valve interstitial cells (VICs) calcification at 4.5 mM (16.4 fold; P < 0.05) whereas Pi treatment alone had no effect. Ca (2.7 mM) and Pi (2.5 mM) synergistically induced calcium deposition (10.8 fold; P < 0...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369223/severe-aortic-stenosis-with-low-aortic-valve-calcification-characteristics-and-outcome-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Yigal Abramowitz, Hasan Jilaihawi, Philippe Pibarot, Tarun Chakravarty, Mohammad Kashif, Yoshio Kazuno, Yoshio Maeno, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Geeteshwar Mangat, John Friedman, Wen Cheng, Raj R Makkar
Aims: High aortic valve calcification (AVC) assessed with CT may be used to differentiate between severe and non-severe aortic stenosis (AS). Nonetheless, in some cases patients with low calcification are diagnosed with haemodynamically severe AS. The prevalence, mechanism of valve stenosis and implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) of low AVC severe AS remain unclear. We assessed the clinical and haemodynamic characteristics and the outcome of patients with severe AS and low AVC that undergo TAVI...
March 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368546/natural-history-of-patients-with-perilesional-edema-around-taenia-solium-calcified-granulomas
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Theodore E Nash, JeanAnne M Ware, Siddhartha Mahanty
Background.: The transient development of perilesional edema (PE) around ≥1 calcification (defined as 1 episode) occurs in about 50% of the patients with recurrent seizures in calcified neurocysticercosis (NCC). We determined the long-term clinical and radiological course of persons undergoing PE episodes. Methods.: Twenty-one persons with NCC who experienced ≥1 PE episode were followed for a median of 10.6 years (range, 0.4-29.2 years). Clinical evaluations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed at the time of suggestive symptoms and during routine follow-up...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368527/analysis-of-recurrent-stenosis-after-carotid-endarterectomy-featuring-primary-plaque-calcification
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Hiroyuki Katano, Mitsuhito Mase, Yusuke Nishikawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Kazuo Yamada
BACKGROUND: The relationship between calcification in primary plaque and restenosis after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been seldom investigated. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the relationship between characteristics of calcified carotid plaque and recurrent stenosis after CEA, as well as the disease's natural course. METHODS: Ninety-four plaques out of 107 consecutive CEAs were retrospectively analyzed with regard to calcification, employing calcium score as well as shape, location, and other characteristics of original plaques...
March 23, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367383/multiple-calcifying-pseudoneoplasms-of-the-neuraxis
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Leonardo B Brasiliense, Dennis W Dickson, Raouf E Nakhleh, Rabih G Tawk, Robert Wharen
Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (CAPNONs) are extremely rare tumors that are frequently misdiagnosed and overlooked by clinicians. To date, only 40 intracranial lesions have been reported, and in all instances, they were found as a solitary calcified mass. To our knowledge, the current case report is the first to illustrate the development of multiple intraaxial CAPNONs and shed more light on the origin of these lesions. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman who presented with a six-year history of recurrent seizures...
February 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366636/mitral-annular-calcification-as-a-possible-nidus-for-endocarditis-a-descriptive-series-with-bacteriological-differences-noted
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Gregg S Pressman, Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi, Charles H Gartman, Edinrin Obasare, Emmanuel Melendres, Vivian Arguello, Vikas Bhalla
BACKGROUND: Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic inflammatory process with similarities to atherosclerosis. It is common in elderly patients and those with renal dysfunction. Although MAC is associated with cardiovascular morbidity, its relationship to infective endocarditis is unclear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that MAC would be prevalent in patients with mitral valve vegetations and that vegetations would frequently occur on calcific nodules. A secondary aim was to look for possible bacteriological differences between vegetations attached to the calcified annulus versus leaflet vegetations...
March 31, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362852/novel-phosphate-activated-macrophages-prevent-ectopic-calcification-by-increasing-extracellular-atp-and-pyrophosphate
#18
Ricardo Villa-Bellosta, Magda R Hamczyk, Vicente Andrés
PURPOSE: Phosphorus is an essential nutrient involved in many pathobiological processes. Less than 1% of phosphorus is found in extracellular fluids as inorganic phosphate ion (Pi) in solution. High serum Pi level promotes ectopic calcification in many tissues, including blood vessels. Here, we studied the effect of elevated Pi concentration on macrophage polarization and calcification. Macrophages, present in virtually all tissues, play key roles in health and disease and display remarkable plasticity, being able to change their physiology in response to environmental cues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359681/evaluation-of-plaque-morphology-by-64-slice-coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-compared-to-intravascular-ultrasound-in-nonocclusive-segments-of-coronary-arteries
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Manoj Kesarwani, Rine Nakanishi, Tae-Young Choi, David M Shavelle, Matthew J Budoff
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Although intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is the current gold standard for plaque characterization, noninvasive coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) requires further evaluation. The ability to detect plaque morphology by CCTA remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CCTA for plaque detection and morphology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent cardiac catheterization with IVUS and CCTA...
March 27, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349280/quantification-of-temporal-changes-in-calcium-score-in-active-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-major-vessels-by-18-f-sodium-fluoride-pet-ct
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Yoshinobu Ishiwata, Tomohiro Kaneta, Shintaro Nawata, Ayako Hino-Shishikura, Keisuke Yoshida, Tomio Inoue
PURPOSE: Our aim was to assess whether (18)F-NaF PET/CT is able to predict progression of the CT calcium score. METHODS: Between August 2007 and November 2015, 34 patients (18 women, 16 men; age, mean ± standard deviation, 57.5 ± 13.9 years; age range 19-78 years) with malignancy or orthopaedic disease were enrolled in this study, with approximately 1-year follow-up data. Baseline and follow-up CT images were retrospectively evaluated for the presence of calcification sites in major vessel walls...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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