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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345671/spatiotemporal-expression-of-osteopontin-in-the-striatum-of-rats-subjected-to-the-mitochondrial-toxin-3-nitropropionic-acid-correlates-with-microcalcification
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Tae-Ryong Riew, Hong Lim Kim, Xuyan Jin, Jeong-Heon Choi, Yoo-Jin Shin, Ji Soo Kim, Mun-Yong Lee
Our aim was to elucidate whether osteopontin (OPN) is involved in the onset of mineralisation and progression of extracellular calcification in striatal lesions due to mitochondrial toxin 3-nitropropionic acid exposure. OPN expression had two different patterns when observed using light microscopy. It was either localised to the Golgi complex in brain macrophages or had a small granular pattern scattered in the affected striatum. OPN labelling tended to increase in number and size over a 2-week period following the lesion...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344749/heavily-calcified-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-pathophysiology-and-implications-of-a-rare-clinicopathologic-entity
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Massimiliano Salati, Giulia Orsi, Luca Reggiani Bonetti, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Giuseppe Longo, Stefano Cascinu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, and are characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical, histological and molecular features at presentation. Although focal and scattered calcifications are not uncommon within the primary tumor mass, heavy calcification within a GIST is rarely described in the literature and the clinical-biological meaning of this feature remains unclear. Cases with such an atypical presentation are challenging and may be associated with diagnostic pitfalls...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342839/a-case-of-severely-calcified-neoatherosclerosis-after-paclitaxel-eluting-stent-implantation
#3
Kei Yamamoto, Kenichi Sakakura, Yousuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Wada, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
A 79-year-old male who had a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) received coronary angiography (CAG), because of angina pectoris. CAG showed in-stent restenosis of the paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES). Since the devices could not pass the lesion, we performed rotational atherectomy. Although we could not identify the calcified lesion by the optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) findings because of strong attenuation, the intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image showed the superficial calcification...
March 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340470/calcifying-giant-cell-cardiomyopathy-a-possible-new-entity-images-in-cardiovascular-pathology
#4
Ke-Yong Wang, Sohsuke Yamada, Shohei Shimajiri, Ryuji Nakano, Naoki Yamashita, Tetsuya So, Akihide Tanimoto
We demonstrated an extremely unusual case of an 83-year-old male's sudden death secondary to characteristic myocardial necrosis and fibrosis with calcification and multinucleated giant cells infiltration, possibly due to sepsis and Stage IV pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma-induced cachexia after postmortem study. We propose that this calcifying giant cell cardiomyopathy (CGC) would be a new entity especially from the pathological viewpoints and should be considered in the classification of noninfectious myocarditis...
March 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340240/osteonecrosis-splenic-calcification-sickle-cell-disease
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A K Pannu, A Lakshman, V Damaraju, S Jain, S C Varma
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a major public health problem. Approximately 300,000 children born annually with the disease. SCD is a chronic condition, and spleen and bone are two commonly affected organs. We recently had the opportunity of observing a girl with deformed femoral head and calcified lesions in spleen, who was initially diagnosed as disseminated tuberculosis, but later a diagnosis of SCD was made on detailed hematological investigations and advanced imaging techniques.
March 11, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335814/symbiosis-and-microbiome-flexibility-in-calcifying-benthic-foraminifera-of-the-great-barrier-reef
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Martina Prazeres, Tracy Ainsworth, T Edward Roberts, John M Pandolfi, William Leggat
BACKGROUND: Symbiosis is a phenomenon that allows organisms to colonise a wide range of environments and occupy a variety of ecological niches in marine environments. Large benthic foraminifera (LBF) are crucial marine calcifiers that rely on photo-endosymbionts for growth and calcification, yet the influence of environmental conditions in shaping their interactions with prokaryotic and eukaryotic associates is poorly known. RESULTS: Here, we used next-generation sequencing to identify eukaryotic photosynthesizing and prokaryotic microbes associated with the common LBF Amphistegina lobifera across a physio-chemical gradient on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR)...
March 23, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332126/klotho-suppresses-high-phosphate-induced-osteogenic-responses-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-through-inhibition-of-sox9
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Fei Li, Qingzhou Yao, Lihua Ao, Joseph C Cleveland, Nianguo Dong, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
Elevated level of blood phosphate (Pi) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a risk factor of aortic valve calcification. Aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) display osteogenic responses to high Pi although the underlying mechanism is incompletely understood. Sox9 is a pro-chondrogenic factor and may play a role in ectopic tissue calcification. Circulating and kidney levels of Klotho are reduced in patients with CKD. We hypothesized that Sox9 mediates high Pi-induced osteogenic responses in human AVICs and that Klotho inhibits the responses...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330684/mri-for-the-detection-of-calcific-features-of-vertebral-haemangioma
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Y Y Bender, S M Böker, G Diederichs, T Walter, M Wagner, E Fallenberg, T Liebig, M Rickert, B Hamm, M R Makowski
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of susceptibility-weighted-magnetic-resonance imaging (SW-MRI) for the detection of vertebral haemangiomas (VHs) compared to T1/T2-weighted MRI sequences, radiographs, and computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the local ethics review board. An SW-MRI sequence was added to the clinical spine imaging protocol. The image-based diagnosis of 56 VHs in 46 patients was established using T1/T2 MRI in combination with radiography/CT as the reference standard...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330651/serial-assessment-of-tissue-precursors-and%C3%A2-progression-of-coronary-calcification-analyzed-by-fusion-of-ivus-and-oct-5-year-follow-up-of-scaffolded-and-nonscaffolded-arteries
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Yaping Zeng, Hiroki Tateishi, Rafael Cavalcante, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Carlos Collet, Shaoping Nie, Hans Jonker, Jouke Dijkstra, Maria D Radu, Lorenz Räber, Dougal R McClean, Robert-Jan van Geuns, Evald H Christiansen, Therese Fahrni, Jacques Koolen, Yoshinobu Onuma, Nico Bruining, Patrick W Serruys
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess calcium growth with fused grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) from baseline to 5-year follow-up in patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. BACKGROUND: IVUS and OCT have individual strengths in assessing plaque composition and volume. Fusion of images obtained using these methods could potentially aid in coronary plaque assessment...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329271/short-and-long-term-results-after-prosthetic-mitral-valve-implantation-in-patients-with-severe-mitral-annulus-calcification%C3%A2
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Ronny Ben-Avi, Boris Orlov, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan, Rafael Kuperstien, Amjad Shalabi, Eilon Ram, Alexander Lipey, Ehud Raanani
OBJECTIVES: To investigate short- and long-term outcomes of a conservative decalcification approach in mitral valve replacement (MVR) surgery in the presence of mitral annulus calcification (MAC). METHODS: Of the 1038 patients who underwent MVR, 133 (13%) had significant MAC with at least 30% of the annular circumference heavily calcified. In most patients, the surgical approach to MAC included conservative decalcification, supra-annular prosthesis implantation and insertion of a pericardial patch between the MV annulus and the prosthesis...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327450/impact-of-attenuated-signal-plaque-observed-by-intravascular-ultrasound-on-vessel-response-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Hideki Kitahara, Katsuhisa Waseda, Kenji Sakamoto, Ryotaro Yamada, Ching-Chang Huang, Daisaku Nakatani, Kenji Sakata, Osami Kawarada, Paul G Yock, Yutaka Matsuyama, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masato Nakamura, Toshiya Muramatsu, Shinsuke Nanto, Peter J Fitzgerald, Yasuhiro Honda
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of attenuated-signal plaque (ASP) observed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on vessel response after drug-eluting stent implantation. METHODS: Data were derived from the IVUS cohort of the J-DESsERT trial comparing paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents. Serial IVUS analysis (pre- and post-intervention, and 8-month follow-up) was performed in 136 non-AMI lesions. ASP was defined as hypoechoic plaque with ultrasound attenuation without calcification...
February 20, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323966/persistent-reduction-of-circulating-myeloid-calcifying-cells-in-acromegaly-relevance-to-the-bone-vascular-axis
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Gian Paolo Fadini, Francesca Dassie, Roberta Cappellari, Mariasara Persano, Saula Vigili de Kreutzenberg, Chiara Martini, Matteo Parolin, Angelo Avogaro, Roberto Vettor, Pietro Maffei
Context: Acromegaly is a systemic disease characterized by persistent bone pathology and excess cardiovascular mortality. Despite multiple concomitant risk factors, atherosclerosis does not seem to be accelerated in acromegaly. Objective: To compare the levels of circulating myeloid calcifying cells (MCCs), which promote ectopic calcification and inhibit angiogenesis, in individuals with or without acromegaly. Design: Cross-sectional case-control study...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323183/calcified-spinal-meningiomas
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Andrea Gennaro Ruggeri, Benedetta Fazzolari, Davide Colistra, Martina Cappelletti, Nicola Marotta, Roberto Delfini
OBJECTIVE: This study has been undertaken to analyse outcome of patients surgically treated for calcified spinal meningiomas and to determine factors associated with surgical morbidity. METHODS: Between January 2000 and June 2013 a total of 54 patients underwent surgical resection of a spinal meningioma: 37 of these cases have shown various degrees of calcification, confirmed by histopathological analysis. The clinical evaluation have been performed according to the ASIA Impairment Scale...
March 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318955/calcified-amorphous-tumor-causing-shower-embolism-to-the-brain-a-case-report-with-serial-echocardiographic-and-neuroradiologic-images-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Takaomi Singu, Yuichiro Inatomi, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
An 89-year-old woman with chronic atrial fibrillation, hypertension, chronic heart failure, and dementia was admitted to our hospital due to multiple small cerebral and cerebellar infarctions. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a floating calcified mass lesion arising from the endocardium of the posterior portion of the mitral annulus with mitral annular calcification. Furthermore, the mass had a heterogeneity of the echogenicity. The mass was diagnosed as a calcified amorphous tumor based on specific echocardiographic features...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314924/leptin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-valvular-interstitial-cells-via-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Mickael Rosa, Camille Paris, Yoann Sottejeau, Delphine Corseaux, Emmanuel Robin, Madjid Tagzirt, Francis Juthier, Ramadan Jashari, Antoine Rauch, André Vincentelli, Bart Staels, Eric Van Belle, Sophie Susen, Annabelle Dupont
AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) affects 2-6% of the population over 65 years, and age, gender, smoking, overweight, dyslipidemia, diabetes contribute to the development of this disease. CAVD results, in part, from the osteoblast differentiation of human valvular interstitial cells (VICs). This study aims to elucidate the effects of leptin on osteoblast phenotype of VICs and the signalling pathways involved. METHODS: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for CAVD (n = 43) were included in this study...
March 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303659/invasive-characterization-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-intravascular-ultrasound
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Amr E Abbas, Sibin K Zacharias, James A Goldstein, Ivan D Hanson, Robert D Safian
OBJECTIVES: We describe the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) using near-infrared spectroscopy-intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) BACKGROUND: Imaging and autopsy studies have described atherosclerotic plaque in different vascular beds, including varying degrees of lipid, fibrosis, and calcification. Recently, NIRS has been validated as an accurate method for detecting lipid-core plaque (LCP) in the coronary circulation. Invasive evaluation of plaque composition using NIRS-IVUS has not been reported in different peripheral arterial circulations...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303645/zero-contrast-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-on-calcified-lesions-facilitated-by-rotational-atherectomy
#17
Keyvan Karimi Galougahi, Gary S Mintz, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Ziad A Ali
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) is challenging due to frequent presence of complex calcified lesions and the very high risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). We report a strategy of "zero contrast" PCI, guided by intravascular imaging and physiology, performed in three patients with advanced CKD in whom severe calcification necessitated rotational atherectomy (RA) to facilitate and optimize PCI. This approach resulted in safe and successful PCI while preserving renal function...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302246/cardiac-amorphous-tumour-cat-presenting-with-thrombocytopenia
#18
Afra Samad, Arbaz Samad, Khurram Shafique
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumour (CAT) is a rare non-neoplastic lesion with only a few cases reported in literature. We present an interesting case of CAT that was associated with unexpectedly low platelet count. A 40-year man presented with shortness of breath on exertion. Echocardiogram showed a mobile mass within the right atrium. Mass was surgically excised. His platelet count varied from 26,000/ul to 54,000/ul before surgery, which increased postoperatively. Histopathological examination revealed amorphous mass of eosinophilic fibrin with dense calcification...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298867/stones-bones-groans-thrones-and-psychiatric-overtones-systemic-associations-of-sclerochoroidal-calcification
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Jordan A Sugarman, Alexzandra M Douglass, Emil Anthony T Say, Carol L Shields
Sclerochoroidal calcification (SCC) is a frequent masquerader of choroidal melanoma with important systemic associations such as hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid adenoma. Herein, we describe a case of a 67-year-old male who presented with an amelanotic choroidal lesion in the right eye (OD) and a history of kidney stones. Ultrasonography showed the lesion to be flat and calcified OD. Incidentally, a subclinical calcified plaque was also found in the fellow eye. Optical coherence tomography showed an elevated suprachoroidal mass in a table mountain configuration OD and flat configuration left eye, consistent with type 4 and type 1 SCC...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295971/mid-term-outcomes-of-orbital-atherectomy-combined-with-drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-treatment-of-femoropopliteal-disease
#20
T Raymond Foley, Ryan P Cotter, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Daniel D Nguyen, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong
PURPOSE: To assess the intraprocedural and mid-term outcomes of orbital atherectomy (OA) combined with drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for the treatment of calcified femoropopliteal disease. METHODS: In this single-center cohort, 89 patients (139 lesions) were treated with DCB angioplasty for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI). Angiographic characteristics and procedural outcomes were reviewed for patients treated with or without adjunctive OA. Lesion calcification was graded using two previously published scoring systems, the angiographic calcium score (ACS) and the peripheral artery calcification scoring system (PACSS)...
March 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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