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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647416/related-factors-of-asymmetrical-vein-sign-in-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke-and-correlation-with-clinical-outcome
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Jinchao Yu, Liming Wang, Zhenzhi Li, Shanshan Wang, Guangbin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the related factors of asymmetrical cortical vein sign (ACVS) and asymmetrical medullary vein sign (AMVS) on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in patients with acute middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke and whether their presence can be used as an independent predictor for clinical outcome. METHODS: According to the presence of ACVS and AMVS on SWI, 124 patients with acute MCA stroke within 3 days were divided into several different groups...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644738/national-survey-and-analysis-of-barriers-to-the-utilisation-of-the-2005-mental-capacity-act-by-people-with-bipolar-disorder-in-england-and-wales
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Richard Morriss, Mohan Mudigonda, Peter Bartlett, Arun Chopra, Steven Jones
BACKGROUND: The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) provides a legal framework for advance planning for both health and welfare in England and Wales for people if they lose mental capacity, for example, through mania or severe depression. AIMS: To determine the proportion of people with bipolar disorder (BD) who utilise advance planning, their experience of using it and barriers to its implementation. METHODS: National survey of people with clinical diagnosis of BD of their knowledge, use and experience of the MCA...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642293/random-squat-stand-maneuvers-a-novel-approach-for-assessment-of-dynamic-cerebral-autoregulation
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Sam C Barnes, Naomi Ball, Victoria Joanna Haunton, Ronney B Panerai, Thompson G Robinson
BACKGROUND: Squat-stand maneuvers (SSM) have been used to assess dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA), but always at a fixed-frequency (FF). This study aimed to assess the use of random-frequency (RF) SSMs as a stimulus for measuring dCA, and to determine the reproducibility of FF and RFSSMs. METHOD: 29 healthy volunteers (19 male, mean age 23.0 [4.9] years) completed the study; 11 returned for a repeat visit (median 45 days). Heart rate, beat-to-beat blood pressure, middle cerebral artery (MCA) blood flow velocity, end-tidal CO2 and angle of the squat movement were measured...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640869/development-of-an-automated-size-based-filtration-system-for-isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Satomi Yagi, Yasuhiro Koh, Hiroaki Akamatsu, Kuninobu Kanai, Atsushi Hayata, Nahomi Tokudome, Keiichiro Akamatsu, Katsuya Endo, Seita Nakamura, Masayuki Higuchi, Hisashige Kanbara, Masanori Nakanishi, Hiroki Ueda, Nobuyuki Yamamoto
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), defined as tumor cells circulating in the peripheral blood of patients with solid tumors, are relatively rare. Diagnosis using CTCs is expected to help in the decision-making for precision cancer medicine. We have developed an automated microcavity array (MCA) system to detect CTCs based on the differences in size and deformability between tumor cells and normal blood cells. Herein, we evaluated the system using blood samples from non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640835/bilateral-blockade-of-mek-and-pi3k-mediated-pathways-downstream-of-mutant-kras-as-a-treatment-approach-for-peritoneal-mucinous-malignancies
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Murali R Kuracha, Peter Thomas, Brian W Loggie, Venkatesh Govindarajan
Mucinous colorectal adenocarcinomas (MCAs) are clinically and morphologically distinct from nonmucinous colorectal cancers (CRCs), show a distinct spectrum of genetic alterations (higher KRAS mutations, lower p53, high MUC2), exhibit more aggressive behavior (more prone to peritoneal dissemination and lymph node involvement) and are associated with poorer response to chemotherapy with limited treatment options. Here, we report the effectiveness of combinatorial targeting of two KRAS-mediated parallel pathways in reducing MUC2 production and mucinous tumor growth in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637734/pregnancy-specific-stress-fetoplacental-haemodynamics-and-neonatal-outcomes-in-women-with-small-for-gestational-age-pregnancies-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-multicentre-prospective-observational-trial-to-optimise-paediatric-health-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Terri A Levine, Ruth E Grunau, Ricardo Segurado, Sean Daly, Michael P Geary, Mairead M Kennelly, Keelin O'Donoghue, Alyson Hunter, John J Morrison, Gerard Burke, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth C Tully, Fergal D Malone, Fiona A Alderdice, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations between maternal pregnancy-specific stress and umbilical (UA PI) and middle cerebral artery pulsatility indices (MCA PI), cerebroplacental ratio, absent end diastolic flow (AEDF), birthweight, prematurity, neonatal intensive care unit admission and adverse obstetric outcomes in women with small for gestational age pregnancies. It was hypothesised that maternal pregnancy-specific stress would be associated with fetoplacental haemodynamics and neonatal outcomes...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630069/degradation-of-incretins-and-modulation-of-blood-glucose-levels-by-periodontopathic-bacterial-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4
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Yuko Ohara-Nemoto, Manami Nakasato, Yu Shimoyama, Tomomi T Baba, Takeshi Kobayakawa, Toshio Ono, Takashi Yaegashi, Shigenobu Kimura, Takayuki K Nemoto
Severe periodontitis is known to aggravate diabetes mellitus, though molecular events related to that link have not been fully elucidated. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major pathogen of periodontitis, expresses dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4), which is involved in regulation of blood glucose levels by cleaving incretins in humans. We examined the enzymatic characteristics of DPP4 from P. gingivalis as well as two other periodontopathic bacteria, Tannerella forsythia and Prevotella intermedia, and determined whether it is capable of regulating blood glucose levels...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626977/magnetic-compression-anastomosis-for-postoperative-biliary-atresia
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Rei Matsuura, Takehisa Ueno, Yuko Tazuke, Natsumi Tanaka, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuichi Takama, Kengo Nakahata, Taku Yamamichi, Noboru Maeda, Keigo Osuga, Eigoro Yamanouchi, Hiroomi Okuyama
We report a case of successful magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) for obstructed cyst-jejunostomy in a young woman who had undergone surgery for type 1 biliary atresia (BA) on day 78 of life. A 16-year-old girl was admitted with obstructive jaundice. Jaundice resolved with percutaneous trans-hepatic cholangiodrainage (PTCD) but contrast medium injected from the PTCD tube did not flow through the anastomosis. Magnets were placed on each side of the anastomosis, in the cyst and the jejunum, to compress the partition...
June 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626025/intranasal-administration-of-mesenchymoangioblast-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-abrogates-airway-fibrosis-and-airway-hyperresponsiveness-associated-with-chronic-allergic-airways-disease
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Simon G Royce, Siddharth Rele, Brad R S Broughton, Kilian Kelly, Chrishan S Samuel
Structural changes known as airway remodeling (AWR) characterize chronic/severe asthma and contribute to lung dysfunction. Thus, we assessed the in vivo efficacy of induced pluripotent stem cell and mesenchymoangioblast-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MCA-MSCs) on AWR in a murine model of chronic allergic airways disease (AAD)/asthma. Female Balb/c mice were subjected to a 9-wk model of ovalbumin (OVA)-induced chronic AAD and treated intravenously or intranasally with MCA-MSCs from weeks 9 to11. Changes in airway inflammation (AI), AWR, and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) were assessed...
June 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625574/rapamycin-decreased-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-control-but-not-in-diabetic-rats-in-early-cerebral-ischemia
#10
Oak Z Chi, Geza K Kiss, Scott J Mellender, Xia Liu, Harvey R Weiss
Diabetes causes functional and structural changes in blood-brain barrier (BBB). The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been associated with glucose metabolism, diabetes, and altering BBB permeability. Since there is only a narrow therapeutic window (3h) for stroke victims, it is important to investigate BBB disruption in the early stage of cerebral ischemia. We compared the degree of BBB disruption in diabetic and in control rats at two hours of reperfusion after one hour of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion with or without inhibition of mTOR...
June 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620567/a-retrospective-cohort-study-to-assess-patient-and-physician-reported-outcome-measures-after-decompressive-hemicraniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-stroke
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Sanjay Budhdeo, Angelos G Kolias, David J Clark, Aswin Chari, Peter J Hutchinson, Elizabeth A Warburton
INTRODUCTION: Decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction is known to reduce mortality. However, there are on-going concerns in terms of the quality of life in survivors. We aimed to examine the correlation between patient and physician reported outcome measures in decompressive hemicraniectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed outcomes in 21 patients who underwent decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant MCA infarction between September 2003 and August 2013 within a regional health system...
May 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
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Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604190/the-use-of-a-stent-retriever-to-cause-mechanical-dilatation-of-a-vasospasm-secondary-to-iatrogenic-subarachnoid-haemorrhage
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Pervinder Bhogal, Dimitris Paraskevopoulos, Hegoda Ld Makalanda
Objective To report the use of a stent-retriever in the management of vasospasm secondary to craniopharyngioma resection. Postoperative improvement was seen both clinically and on perfusion imaging. Methods A patient was admitted for resection of a large craniopharygioma. On day 6 postoperatively the patient had an acute hemiparesis. A computed tomography angiogram and perfusion scan demonstrated acute right-sided cerebral vasospasm and a perfusion defect in the territory of the middle cerebral artery (MCA)...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604187/in%C3%A2-vitro-digital-subtraction-angiographic-evaluation-of-flow-diverters-in-a-patient-specific-aneurysm
#15
Liang-Der Jou
Background The importance of both porosity and pore density of a flow diverter is well recognized in treatment of intracranial aneurysms; however, understanding of the effect of individual wire (wire number and size) is critical in improving device design and use. Methods A total of 10 multi-layered flow diverters with different wire numbers (32, 48, 56, and 72) and sizes (30, 35, and 40 µm) were implanted into identical patient-specific middle cerebral artery aneurysm models. Digital subtraction angiography was acquired at 30 f/s and X-ray signals at three selected regions of interest were compared to determine the amount of intra-aneurysmal flow...
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604186/mechanical-removal-of-a-refluxed-onyx-piece-from-the-middle-cerebral-artery-using-the-solitaire-stent-technical-report
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Dilara Gungor, Şükrü Oğuz, Hasan Dinc
Onyx reflux into the parent artery is a rare and sometimes significant complication in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). We report a patient who presented with Onyx reflux into the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) during embolization of a right temporal AVM. The refluxed Onyx cast was successfully removed by a mechanical thrombectomy device using a self-expandable and fully retrievable Solitaire AB stent.
June 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604145/social-class-and-mental-distress-in-greek-urban-communities-during-the-period-of-economic-recession
#17
Anastasia Zissi, George Stalidis
BACKGROUND: This study draws on old and well-established evidence that economic change, and especially recession, affects people's lives, behavior and mental health. Even though the literature is rich on the relationship between unemployment and mental distress, there is a renewed research interest on the link between socio-economic inequalities and psychological health. AIMS: The study investigates the relationship of social class with mental distress during the hard times of persistent and severe economic crisis in Greece by conducting a comparative, community study in the country's second largest city, Thessaloniki...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604106/decompressive-craniectomy-for-the-treatment-of-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction
#18
Kapil Mohan Rajwani, Matthew Crocker, Barry Moynihan
INTRODUCTION: Malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction is associated with up to 80% mortality in the first week, despite maximal medical therapy. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been shown to improve survival rates in these patients. However, there are concerns that DC prolongs poor quality of life by increasing the number of survivors with major disability. This review will assess if DC in patients with malignant MCA infarction improves functional outcomes compared to maximal medical therapy...
June 12, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602923/successful-hybrid-neurovascular-surgery-for-a-ruptured-basilar-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-jeopardized-collateral-circulation-associated-with-aortitis-syndrome-case-report
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Kazuaki Yamamoto, Takahisa Mori, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tomonori Iwata, Gakuji Gondo, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Dissecting aneurysms of the basilar artery (BA) are rare lesions and the management of them has been controversial and challenging. The treatment becomes much more difficult when the patient has a disorder such as aortitis syndrome, which makes cerebral arteries occluded and tortuous. The authors describe a case of a ruptured BA dissecting aneurysm associated with aortitis syndrome, successfully treated with hybrid neurovascular surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old woman with a medical history of aortitis syndrome developed a severe headache and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a BA dissecting aneurysm...
June 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601643/heterogeneous-cadherin-expression-and-multicellular-aggregate-dynamics-in-ovarian-cancer-dissemination
#20
Yuliya Klymenko, Jeffrey Johnson, Brandi Bos, Rachel Lombard, Leigh Campbell, Elizabeth Loughran, M Sharon Stack
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma spreads via shedding of cells and multicellular aggregates (MCAs) from the primary tumor into peritoneal cavity, with subsequent intraperitoneal tumor cell:mesothelial cell adhesion as a key early event in metastatic seeding. Evaluation of human tumor extracts and tissues confirms that well-differentiated ovarian tumors express abundant E-cadherin (Ecad), whereas advanced lesions exhibit upregulated N-cadherin (Ncad). Two expression patterns are observed: "mixed cadherin," in which distinct cells within the same tumor express either E- or Ncad, and "hybrid cadherin," wherein single tumor cell(s) simultaneously expresses both cadherins...
June 8, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
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