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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210706/single-balloon-enteroscopy-efficacy-and-degree-of-concordance-with-noninvasive-evaluation-of-small-bowel
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Margarida Marques, João Antunes, Rosa Coelho, Hélder Cardoso, Filipe Vilas Boas, Armando Ribeiro, Guilherme Macedo
Background and study aims Clinical impact of single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) is fairly known, as well as its diagnostic yield comparing with other small bowel gastrointestinal investigations. This study represents a contribution to better understand it and is designed to evaluate SBE efficacy and degree of concordance with previous evaluation of small bowel. Patients and methods This is a single-center retrospective study of patients that underwent SBE with suspected small bowel disease based on non-invasive imaging...
February 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209746/a-phase-ii-randomized-trial-go27827-of-first-line-folfox-plus-bevacizumab-with-or-without-the-met-inhibitor-onartuzumab-in-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Johanna C Bendell, Howard Hochster, Lowell L Hart, Irfan Firdaus, Joseph R Mace, Joshua J McFarlane, Mark Kozloff, Daniel Catenacci, Jessie J Hsu, Stephen P Hack, David S Shames, See-Chun Phan, Hartmut Koeppen, Allen L Cohn
BACKGROUND: Dysregulated hepatocyte growth factor/mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) signaling is associated with poor prognosis and resistance to vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We report outcomes from a double-blind, multicenter phase II trial of the MET inhibitor onartuzumab in combination with mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab for mCRC (GO27827; NCT01418222). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive onartuzumab (10 mg/kg intravenously [IV]) or placebo plus mFOLFOX-6 and bevacizumab (5 mg/kg IV)...
February 16, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203470/unusual-presentation-of-type-1-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia
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Zaïnab Bentaleb Machkour, Philippe Denis, Laurent Kodjikian
Purpose. To report unusual presentation of type 1A idiopathic macular telangiectasia (IMT). Methods. Two middle-aged women with bilateral IMT were examined. Results. Both patients presented with a gradual vision loss in both eyes. Fundus examination was unremarkable in one case and showed small macular telangiectasia in both eyes in the other case. Fluorescein angiography (FA) revealed early bilateral macular punctuated hyperfluorescence corresponding to the dilated capillaries in both cases. FA and fundus examination confirmed also the absence of vascular abnormalities in the middle or anterior fundus periphery in one case...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202749/endothelial-cell-oligodendrocyte-interactions-in-small-vessel-disease-and-aging
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REVIEW
Rikesh M Rajani, Anna Williams
Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a prevalent, neurological disease that significantly increases the risk of stroke and dementia. The main pathological changes are vascular, in the form of lipohyalinosis and arteriosclerosis, and in the white matter (WM), in the form of WM lesions. Despite this, it is unclear to what extent the key cell types involved-the endothelial cells (ECs) of the vasculature and the oligodendrocytes of the WM-interact. Here, we describe the work that has so far been carried out suggesting an interaction between ECs and oligodendrocytes in SVD...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198567/sirolimus-for-vincristine-resistant-kasabach-merritt-phenomenon-report-of-eight-patients
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Huaijie Wang, Yitao Duan, Ya Gao, Xinkui Guo
BACKGROUND: The use of sirolimus for patients with multidrug-resistant Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon (KMP) has been reported in recent years. We present the experience of a single center in treating vincristine-resistant KMP using sirolimus alone. METHODS: Children with vincristine-resistant KMP who were treated with oral sirolimus alone were eligible for inclusion in the study. We evaluated responses according to graded response criteria and acute toxicities according to the National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria...
February 15, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197929/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-mutual-association-with-airway-disease
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Malik Quasir Mahmood, Chris Ward, Hans Konrad Muller, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
NSCLC is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It includes adeno- and squamous cell carcinoma. In the background, COPD and smoking play a vital role in development of NSCLC. Local progression and metastasis of NSCLC has been associated with various mechanisms, but in particular by a process called epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in COPD pathogenesis. In this study, we have investigated whether expression of EGFR (activation marker) and S100A4, vimentin and N-cadherin (as EMT) is different both in central and leading edge of NSCLC and to what extent related to EMT activity of both small and large airways, stage and differentiation of NSCLC...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196225/blood-vessel-basement-membrane-alterations-in-human-retinal-microaneurysms-during-aging
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Mariana López-Luppo, Victor Nacher, David Ramos, Joana Catita, Marc Navarro, Ana Carretero, Alfonso Rodriguez-Baeza, Luísa Mendes-Jorge, Jesús Ruberte
Purpose: Microaneurysms, considered a hallmark of retinal vascular disease, are present in aged retinas. Here, the basement membrane of human retinal microaneurysms has been analyzed during aging. Methods: Retinas were obtained from 17 nondiabetic donors. Whole mount retinas and paraffin sections were marked immunohistochemically with antibodies against the main components of the blood basement membrane. Trypsin digestion and transmission electron microscopy also were performed...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192258/binding-and-functional-pharmacological-characteristics-of-gepant-type-antagonists-in-rat-brain-and-mesenteric-arteries
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Majid Sheykhzade, Nilofar Amandi, Monica Vidal Pla, Bahareh Abdolalizadeh, Anette Sams, Karin Warfvinge, Lars Edvinsson, Darryl S Pickering
AIM: The neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is found in afferent sensory nerve fibers innervating the resistance arteries and plays a pivotal role in a number of neurovascular diseases such as migraine and subarachnoid bleedings. The present study investigates the binding and antagonistic characteristics of small non-peptide CGRP receptor antagonists (i.e. gepants) in isolated rat brain and mesenteric resistance arteries. METHODS: The antagonistic behavior of gepants was investigated in isolated rat mesenteric arteries using a wire myograph setup while binding of gepants to CGRP receptors was investigated in rat brain membranes using a radioligand competitive binding assay...
February 9, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191769/suppression-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-delays-cellular-senescence-and-preserves-the-function-of-endothelial-cells-derived-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Hao Bai, Yongxing Gao, Dixie L Hoyle, Tao Cheng, Zack Z Wang
Transplantation of vascular cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offers an attractive noninvasive method for repairing the ischemic tissues and for preventing the progression of vascular diseases. Here, we found that in a serum-free condition, the proliferation rate of hPSC-derived endothelial cells is quickly decreased, accompanied with an increased cellular senescence, resulting in impaired gene expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and impaired vessel forming capability in vitro and in vivo...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190362/unusual-presentation-of-obstructive-jaundice
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Alejandra Gordillo Hernández, Ángel Nogales Muñoz, Fernando Oliva Mompeán
Carcinoid tumors of the ampulla of Vater grow slowly and have an excellent prognosis after complete resection of local disease. Histopathological diagnosis is definitive, and the Whipple's procedure is performed as a standard at the present time, although more novel minimally-invasive techniques may be highly useful for selected patients. While tumor size is not a reliable marker of tumor aggression, it is nonetheless related to lymphatic invasion, hence an accurate diagnosis is important if the patient is to be offered the best option available for the treatment of their disease...
February 13, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188218/focal-solute-trapping-and-global-glymphatic-pathway-impairment-in-a-murine-model-of-multiple-microinfarcts
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Minghuan Wang, Fengfei Ding, SaiYue Deng, Xuequn Guo, Wei Wang, Jeffrey J Iliff, Maiken Nedergaard
Microinfarcts occur commonly in the aging brain as a consequence of diffuse embolic events and are associated with the development of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Yet the manner in which disperse microscopic lesions reduce global cognitive function and increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease is unclear. The glymphatic system, which is a brain-wide perivascular network that supports the recirculation of CSF through the brain parenchyma, facilitates the clearance of interstitial solutes including amyloid beta and tau...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183278/a-rare-case-of-renal-thrombotic-microangiopathy-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
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Anubha Mutneja, L Nicholas Cossey, Helen Liapis, Ying Maggie Chen
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease (CD) is an uncommon, heterogeneous lympho-proliferative disorder leading to high circulating levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Renal involvement has been only described in a limited number of small studies. Herein, we report a rare case of renal thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) associated with CD and investigate the podocyte expression of VEGF in the renal biopsy prior to initiation of treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old male presented with fever, diarrhea, diffuse lymphadenopathy, ascites and acute kidney injury...
February 10, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178960/ultrasound-and-dynamic-functional-imaging-in-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Branko Malojcic, Panteleimon Giannakopoulos, Farzaneh A Sorond, Elsa Azevedo, Marina Diomedi, Janja Pretnar Oblak, Nicola Carraro, Marina Boban, Laszlo Olah, Stephan J Schreiber, Aleksandra Pavlovic, Zsolt Garami, Nantan M Bornstein, Bernhard Rosengarten
BACKGROUND: The vascular contributions to neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation may be assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US). This review summarises the methodology for these widely available, safe and relatively low cost tools and analyses recent work highlighting their potential utility as biomarkers for differentiating subtypes of cognitive impairment and dementia, tracking disease progression and evaluating response to treatment in various neurocognitive disorders...
February 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173828/cancer-cells-increase-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-and-survival-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-signalling-pathway
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Hao-Wei Cheng, Yi-Fang Chen, Jau-Min Wong, Chia-Wei Weng, Hsuan-Yu Chen, Sung-Liang Yu, Huei-Wen Chen, Ang Yuan, Jeremy J W Chen
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and plays a critical role in lung cancer progression, which involves interactions between cancer cells, endothelial cells and the surrounding microenvironment. However, the gene expression profiles and the changes in the biological phenotype of vascular endothelial cells after interactions with lung cancer cells remain unclear. METHODS: An indirect transwell co-culture system was used to survey the interaction between human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human lung adenocarcinoma CL1-5 cells, as well as to investigate the morphological and molecular changes of HUVECs...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173772/potential-importance-of-protease-activated-receptor-par-1-expression-in-the-tumor-stroma-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Cong Lin, Christof J Majoor, Joris J T H Roelofs, Martijn D de Kruif, Hugo M Horlings, Keren Borensztajn, C Arnold Spek
BACKGROUND: Protease activated receptor (PAR)-1 expression is increased in a variety of tumor cells. In preclinical models, tumor cell PAR-1 appeared to be involved in the regulation of lung tumor growth and metastasis; however the role of PAR-1 in the lung tumor microenvironment, which is emerging as a key compartment in driving cancer progression, remained to be explored. METHODS: In the present study, PAR-1 gene expression was determined in lung tissue from patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using a combination of publicly available RNA microarray datasets and in house-made tissue microarrays including tumor biopsies of 94 patients with NSCLC (40 cases of adenocarcinoma, 42 cases of squamous cell carcinoma and 12 cases of other type of NSCLC at different stages)...
February 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163017/small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-sox18-transcription-factor
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Frank Fontaine, Jeroen Overman, Mehdi Moustaqil, Sreeman Mamidyala, Angela Salim, Kamesh Narasimhan, Nina Prokoph, Avril A B Robertson, Linda Lua, Kirill Alexandrov, Peter Koopman, Robert J Capon, Emma Sierecki, Yann Gambin, Ralf Jauch, Matthew A Cooper, Johannes Zuegg, Mathias Francois
Pharmacological modulation of transcription factors (TFs) has only met little success over the past four decades. This is mostly due to standard drug discovery approaches centered on blocking protein/DNA binding or interfering with post-translational modifications. Recent advances in the field of TF biology have revealed a central role of protein-protein interaction in their mode of action. In an attempt to modulate the activity of SOX18 TF, a known regulator of vascular growth in development and disease, we screened a marine extract library for potential small-molecule inhibitors...
January 27, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157058/fibromuscular-dysplasia-results-of-a-multicentre-study-in-flanders
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Marie De Groote, Patricia Van der Niepen, Dimitri Hemelsoet, Bert Callewaert, Frank Vermassen, Jean-Marie Billiouw, An De Vriese, Jan Donck, Tine De Backer
BACKGROUND: Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an idiopathic, non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic vascular disease, resulting in focal narrowing of small and medium-sized arteries. Systematic recording of clinical data in central databases as in the US and France provided new insights into FMD. The main objectives of this multicentre study were to explore the epidemiology, pattern of vascular involvement, clinical manifestations, and management of FMD patients in Flanders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Multicentre, retrospective registry of patients diagnosed with FMD based on medical imaging...
February 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154097/cerebral-vascular-disease-and-neurovascular-injury-in-ischemic-stroke
#18
Xiaoming Hu, T Michael De Silva, Jun Chen, Frank M Faraci
The consequences of cerebrovascular disease are among the leading health issues worldwide. Large and small cerebral vessel disease can trigger stroke and contribute to the vascular component of other forms of neurological dysfunction and degeneration. Both forms of vascular disease are driven by diverse risk factors, with hypertension as the leading contributor. Despite the importance of neurovascular disease and subsequent injury after ischemic events, fundamental knowledge in these areas lag behind our current understanding of neuroprotection and vascular biology in general...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149756/anti-angiogenetic-therapies-for-central-nervous-system-metastases-from-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Consuelo Buttigliero, Valentina Bertaglia, Silvia Novello
Central nervous system (CNS) metastases are common in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), occurring in 24% to 44% of patients in the course of their disease and confer significant morbidity and mortality. Systemic therapies have been deemed ineffective in brain metastases (BM) under the hypothesis that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) limits their delivery to the brain. Angiogenesis, which is mainly mediated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway, is crucial for tumor survival, growth and invasion both in primary and metastatic brain lesions...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143956/correlation-between-serum-s100%C3%AE-protein-levels-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-a-case-control-study
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Fei Wang, Zhi-Rong Zou, Dong Yuan, Yi Gong, Li Zhang, Xun Chen, Tao Sun, Hua-Lin Yu
The present study is designed to explore the correlation between serum S100β level and cognitive dysfunction in patients with cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). A total of 172 SVD patients were participated into the study, and they were assigned into patients with no cognitive impairment (NCI group) and those with vascular cognitive impairment no dementia (VCIND group). Besides, 105 people were recruited as the normal control group. Serum S100β protein level was detected by ELISA. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was employed the predictive value of serum S100β in diagnosing SVD with cognitive dysfunction...
January 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
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