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Gregory M Weiner, Rafey Feroze, David M Panczykowski, Amin Aghaebrahim, William Ares, Nitin Agarwal, John Enis, Xiao Zhu, Andrew F Ducruet
INTRODUCTION: Tandem occlusion resulting in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is associated with high morbidity and mortality and a poor response to thrombolytic therapy. The use of endovascular strategies for tandem stroke cases results in an improved outcome for this subgroup of patients. We present two cases with a pattern of tandem occlusion consisting of proximal obstruction at the origin of the common carotid artery (CCA) with concomitant intracranial occlusion treated by endovascular techniques...
October 14, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Prakash Aroor Sarvotham Rao, S N Nagendra Prakash, Somanath Vasudev, M Girish, Arun Srinivas, H P Guru Prasad, P Jayakumar, Venu Gopal Anandaswamy
We present a 62-year-old lady admitted in our hospital with two episodes of acute ischemic stroke about 2 weeks apart. She was evaluated for acute ischemic stroke and was thrombolysed for recent stroke in right MCA territory first time. On further evaluation, she was found to have a RVOT mass. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a PFO and a large, 5.1cm×2.3cm, ovoid, well circumscribed, echogenic mass in the right ventricle outflow tract attached by small pedicle to the ventricular side of anterior tricuspid leaflet, partly obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract and protruding through the pulmonic valve during systole...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Haiyan Lu, Xiaoyan Song, Feng Wang, Guodong Wang, Yuncheng Wu, Qiaoshu Wang, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Zhijun Zhang
Endogenous Netrin-1 (NT-1) protein was significantly increased after cerebral ischemia, which may participate in the repair after transient cerebral ischemic injury. In this work, we explored whether NT-1 can be steadily overexpressed by adeno-associated virus (AAV) and the exogenous NT-1 can promote neural stem cells migration from the subventricular zone (SVZ) region after cerebral ischemia. Adult CD-1 mice were injected stereotacticly with AAV carrying NT-1 gene (AAV-NT-1). Mice underwent 60 min of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion 1 week after injection...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Monika Łęgowska, Yveline Hamon, Anna Wojtysiak, Renata Grzywa, Marcin Sieńczyk, Timo Burster, Brice Korkmaz, Adam Lesner
Cathepsin C is a wildly expressed cysteine exopeptidase that is mostly recognized for the activation of the granule-associated proinflammatory serine proteases in neutrophils, cytotoxic T lymphocytes and mast cells. It has been shown that the enzyme can be secreted extracellularly; however, its occurrence in human bodily fluids/physiological samples has not been thoroughly studied. In the course of this study, the first fluorescence resonance energy transfer peptides for the measurement of the activity of human cathepsin C were designed and synthesized...
October 13, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Nolan S Hartkamp, Reinoud P H Bokkers, M J P van Osch, Gert J de Borst, Jeroen Hendrikse
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the effect of unilateral large vessel disease upon the cerebral hemodynamic autoregulatory status in the basal ganglia of patients with steno-occlusive internal carotid artery (ICA) disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five healthy volunteers and 38 patients with a unilateral symptomatic steno-occlusive ICA lesion and were investigated; 20 with a stenosis >50% and 18 with an occlusion. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) were assessed with pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging before and after administration of acetazolamide...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
Sung-Pil Joo, Seung-Hoon Jung, Sung-Hyun Kim, Tae-Sun Kim
BACKGROUND: Preservation of the superficial Sylvian veins (SSV) is essential to prevent neurological deficits during Sylvian dissection. We describe an appropriate surgical approach for unruptured middle cerebral artery (MCA) aneurysms to preserve these veins by using indocyanine green videoangiography (ICG-VA). METHODS: Between August 2014 and August 2015, we performed microsurgical clipping for 37 unruptured MCA aneurysms in 36 patients. We classified all the cases into 3 types according to the location between the Sylvian fissure and the SSV...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yeongu Chung, Sung Ho Lee, Seok Keun Choi
BACKGROUND: Superficial temporal artery (STA) to middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass is associated with several surgical problems. Despite the vascular patency and hemodynamic changes after the anastomosis, wound problems can be a major surgical complication. METHODS: In a review of 41 surgical cases of STA-MCA bypass for moyamoya disease or cerebral occlusive vascular diseases, we compared the conventional ("Out-to-In") dissection method for STA (n=23) with the "In-to-Out" (ITO) dissection method (n=18) and evaluated the surgical results with respect to wound problems...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Yoshitaka Tanaka, Yasushi Motoyama, Fumihiko Nishimura, Young-Su Park, Hiroyuki Nakase
BACKGROUND: A spontaneous fusiform aneurysm in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) can present with both ischemic and hemorrhagic symptoms, but the clinical course and prognosis are unclear because of its rarity. CASE DESCRIPTION: An asymptomatic fusiform shape aneurysm was found in a branch of the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) incidentally on a medical check-up in a 51-year-old woman with no medical history. It was followed-up by magnetic resonance imaging every year with no medical treatment...
October 11, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Mei Wang, Youyang Hu, Yifei Fan, Yan Guo, Fanglin Chen, Shuo Chen, Qinglin Li, Zhiwu Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: H2S is a novel vasoactivator. To verify the hypothesis that H2S may act as an endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in the rat cerebrovasculature, the role of H2S in endothelium-derived relaxing factor (EDRF)-mediated responses was investigated. METHODS: Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) was knocked down with an siRNA technique. Artery diameter, hyperpolarization and Ca2+-activated K+ (KCa) current were measured. RESULTS: CSE knockdown was indicated by a decrease in protein and mRNA expression in the rat middle cerebral artery (MCA) and cerebral basilar artery (CBA)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
Mahesh Prajapat, Sunil K Kothiwala, Mohit Sharma, C M Kuldeep
Cardiofacio-cutaneous syndrome is a rare genodermatoses with multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) and mental retardation. Although various mutations have been described, the diagnosis can be made clinically based on constellation of symptoms. Herein, we report a classical case with typical craniofacial features and atrial septal defect.
September 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Vijay K Sharma
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications are important causes of cerebral infarction in tuberculous meningitis (TBM).Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is a non-invasive tool that can provide real-time information about cerebral hemodynamics. However, the literature on the role of TCD in the diagnosis or monitoring of vasculopathy associated with TBM is scarce. We explored the role of TCD in the diagnosis and monitoring of TBM-related vasculopathy of the major intracranial arteries...
2016: PloS One
Minjung Seong, Eun Young Ko, Boo-Kyung Han, Soo Youn Cho, Eun Yoon Cho, Se Kyung Lee, Jeong Eon Lee
Primary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (MCA) of the breast is a rare but pathologically distinct breast tumor. There have been some case reports on primary MCA of the breast; however, they have all focused on pathologic findings. Here, we report the radiologic findings of two cases of MCA along with a review of the literature. Breast MCA shows a circumscribed mass with some calcifications on mammography, an intracystic solid mass without increased vascularity or a vascular stalk on ultrasound, and a heterogeneously enhancing mass within a rim-enhancing cyst with intermediate signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging...
September 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
Helena W Morrison, Jessica A Filosa
Epidemiological studies report that infarct size is decreased and stroke outcomes are improved in young females when compared to males. However, mechanistic insight is lacking. We posit that sex-specific differences in glial cell functions occurring immediately after ischemic stroke are a source of dichotomous outcomes. In this study we assessed astrocyte Ca(2+) dynamics, aquaporin 4 (AQP4) polarity, S100β expression pattern, as well as, microglia morphology and phagocytic marker CD11b in male and female mice following 60min of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion...
October 4, 2016: Neuroscience
Yufei Guo, Jing Li, Yupeng Yuan, Lu Li, Mingyi Zhang, Chenyan Zhou, Zhiqun Lin
Highly crystalline graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) with decreased structural imperfections benefits from the suppression of electron-hole recombination, which enhances its hydrogen generation activity. However, producing such g-C3 N4 materials by conventional heating in an electric furnace has proven challenging. Herein, we report on the synthesis of high-quality g-C3 N4 with reduced structural defects by judiciously combining the implementation of melamine-cyanuric acid (MCA) supramolecular aggregates and microwave-assisted thermolysis...
October 6, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Lisa Dolovich, Giulia Consiglio, Linda MacKeigan, Lusine Abrahamyan, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Valeria E Rac, Nedzad Pojskic, Elizabeth A Bojarski, Jiandong Su, Murray Krahn, Suzanne M Cadarette
BACKGROUND: MedsCheck Annual (MCA) is an Ontario government-funded medication review service for individuals taking 3 or more prescription medications for chronic conditions. METHODS: This cohort study analyzed linked administrative claims data from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2013. Trends in MCA claims and recipient characteristics were examined. RESULTS: A total of 1,498,440 Ontarians (55% seniors, 55% female) received an MCA. One-third (36%) had 2 or more MCAs within 6 years...
September 2016: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
Shin-Ichi Bando, Osamu Hatano, Hiroshi Takemori, Nobuo Kubota, Ken Ohnishi
PURPOSE: This study examined the enhancing effects of syringetin on the radiosensitivity of normal and cancer cells, and the related mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used normal human lung and mouse fibroblasts as well as human lung and mouse cancer cells derived from the above normal fibroblasts. Cell radiosensitivity was measured using a colony formation assay. Apoptosis was analyzed with DAPI staining and Western blots. DNA lesions were analyzed with γH2AX immunofluorescent staining...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Sanja Javor, Antonio Guadagno, Chiara Chinazzo, Carlotta Pastorino, Aurora Parodi, Franco Rongioletti
Multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma (MCA) represent an uncommon benign fibrohistiocytic vascular lesion that sometimes may go undiagnosed because of its clinical and hystopathological similarities with benign fibrous histiocytoma and other soft-tissue neoplasms especially when localized on oral cavity or semi mucosa. We report the case of a solitary multinucleate cell angiohistiocytoma on the lower lip of a 46-year old woman suggesting that this rare lesion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the oral soft-tissue neoplasms...
October 5, 2016: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Sophia F Shakur, Victor A Aletich, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Ahmed E Hussein, Fady T Charbel, Ali Alaraj
BACKGROUND: Pipeline embolization devices (PEDs) are commonly used for endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms but can be associated with delayed ipsilateral intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Although intra-aneurysmal hemodynamic changes have been studied, parent vessel and intracranial hemodynamics after PED use are unknown. We examine the impact of flow diversion on parent artery and distal intracranial hemodynamics. METHOD: Patients with internal carotid cerebral aneurysms treated with PED who had flow volume rate, flow velocities, pulsatility index, resistance index, Lindegaard ratio, and wall shear stress (WSS) obtained after treatment using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography were reviewed...
October 4, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
Jun Watanabe, Mitsuyoshi Ota, Yusuke Suwa, Atsushi Ishibe, Hidenobu Masui, Kaoru Nagahori
PURPOSE: The treatment of splenic flexural colon cancer is not standardized because the lymphatic drainage is variable. The aim of this study is to evaluate the lymph flow at the splenic flexure. METHODS: From July 2013 to January 2016, consecutive patients of the splenic flexural colon cancer with a preoperative diagnosis of N0 who underwent laparoscopic surgery were enrolled. Primary outcome is frequency of the direction of lymph flow from splenic flexure. We injected indocyanine green (2...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Bomi Gil, Eo-Jin Hwang, Song Lee, Jinhee Jang, Hyun Seok Choi, So-Lyung Jung, Kook-Jin Ahn, Bum-Soo Kim
INTRODUCTION: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced 3D(dimensional) T1-weighted sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts by using different flip angle evolutions (T1-SPACE), 2D fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images and 2D contrast-enhanced T1-weighted image in detection of leptomeningeal metastasis except for invasive procedures such as a CSF tapping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three groups of patients were included retrospectively for 9 months (from 2013-04-01 to 2013-12-31)...
2016: PloS One
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