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  1. A Modified Technique of Basilic Vein Transposition for Haemodialysis

    Objective: To modify the technique of basilic vein transposition for vascular accesss for haemodialysis aiming at better maturation rate, longer survival of fistula and lesser complications. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: Shaikh Zayed Hospital and Omer Hospital, Lahore, from February 2008 to July 2011. Methodology: Patients referred for basilic vein transposition for haemodialysis vascular access were prospectively enrolled. The surgical technique included small tracking incisions, an extra 3 - 4 cm of vein length harvesting to avoid tension in the vein in its new course, an oval arteriotomy and a smooth curved pathway, away from vein harvesting incision to avoid entrapment of vein in the scar. Maturation rate, fistula survival and other complications were noted. Results: There was no immediate failure in 51 patients. The complications during follow-up period were infection and thrombosis, bleeding and non-development of basilic vein in 2 patients each; and false aneurysm formation in one. Four patients died during follow-up period. The maturation time was 4.9 A +- 1.1 weeks. The early patency rate was 92.2%, same at 6 months and 90.7% at 12 months. Conclusion: Arteriovenous fistula constructed with modified technique of basilic vein transposition is an acceptable and valid option of vascular access for haemodialysis. (author)

  2. Basilic Vein Transposition Used as a Tertiary Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: 15 Years of Experience

    Novotný, Róbert; Slavíková, Marcela; Hlubocký, Jaroslav; Mitáš, Petr; Hrubý, Jan; Lindner, Jaroslav

    2016-01-01

    INTRODUCTION The quality of the life in patients requiring long term hemodialysis is directly proportional to the long-term patency of their vascular access. Basilic vein transposition for vascular access (BAVA) represents a suitable option for creating a tertiary native vascular access for hemodialysis on the upper extremities for patients requiring long term hemodialysis. The purpose of the study is to compare BAVAs with arteriovenous grafts (AVG). METHOD Data collection was based on selecting all of the patients with BAVA created in the time period in between January 1996 and August 2011. A questionnaire was created and sent to the selected hemodialysis centers. The resulting set of data was statistically analyzed and evaluated. RESULTS In the time period between 1 January 1996 and August 2011, arteriovenous access for hemodialysis was created in 6754 patients (7203 procedures in total). Out of these patients, 175 BAVAs were created. Our patient database of those undergoing the BAVA procedure consisted of 98 females (56%) and 77 males (44%) with an average age of 64.5 years. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus was 60% (105 patients). Primary patency after 12 months was 68.8%, 24 months 59.7%, 36 months 53.8, 48 months 53.8%, and 60 months 50%. Primary assisted patency after 12 months was 89.9%, 24 months 84.6%, 36 months 77.8%, 48 months 77.9%, 60 months 70.8%. Secondary patency after 12 months was 89.4%, 24 months 86.9%, 36 months 81%, 48 months 78.9%, 60 months 75.7%. Twenty-nine BAVAs (16.5%) were obliterated. CONCLUSION Patients benefit from this type of procedure due to the longer patency of a native arteriovenous access, as well as a lower incidence of infectious complications. PMID:26848275

  3. Central Transposition of the Cephalic Vein in Patients with Brachiocephalic Arteriovenous Fistula and Cephalic Arch Stenosis

    Jang, Jihoon; Jung, Heekyung; Cho, Jayun; Kim, Jihye; KIM, HYUNG-KEE; Huh, Seung

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Our study aims to evaluate to evaluate clinical outcomes after cephalic vein transposition (CVT) to the axilla in patients with brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (BC-AVF) and cephalic arch stenosis (CAS). Materials and Methods: Hospital records of 13 patients (median age, 61 years; males, 54%) who received CVT to the proximal basilic/axillary vein due to either dysfunction (n=2) or thrombosis (n=11) between January 2010 and February 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Results: Op...

  4. Laparoscopic Left Renal Vein Transposition for Nutcracker Syndrome.

    Gunka, Igor; Navratil, Pavel; Lesko, Michal; Jiska, Stanislav; Raupach, Jan

    2016-02-01

    The left renal vein (LRV) reimplantation into the distal inferior vena cava is considered to be the gold standard of care for symptomatic nutcracker syndrome (NCS). The vast majority of these surgical procedures are performed by open surgery. Experiences with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in this field are very limited. We present a case of a 17-year-old boy with NCS in whom the transposition of the LRV was done laparoscopically. The patient suffered from left flank pain, painful left-sided varicocele, microscopic hematuria, proteinuria, and oligoasthenospermia. There were no intraoperative complications, and the postoperative course was uneventful. At 12-month follow-up, hematuria, left flank pain, and left testicular pain resolved. Duplex ultrasonography revealed patent LRV. Laparoscopic LRV transposition appears to be safe, feasible, and has favorable postoperative course. PMID:26627326

  5. Creation of an Arterio-Venous Fistula Between the Brachial Artery and Basilic Vein with a Saphenous Vein Graft Interposition

    Hakan KARA

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis are usually open in the upper extremity. For patients with thrombosed arteriovenous fistulas in this area, alternative fistula access routes are needed. AVF creation with a saphenous vein graft is an alternative hemodialysis access method in the patient who has lost the chance of fistula creation with his native vessels.The aim of this case report is to discuss AV fistula management with a saphenous vein graft between the brachial artery and basilic vein in a hemodialysisdependent patient. In this patient previous fistulas were thrombosed and the native vessels in the upper extremity vessels were not suitable for a new AV fistula creation.

  6. Axillary Artery Injury Caused by Fracture of Humerus Neck and Its Repair Using Basilic Vein Graft

    Kalia, Sandeep; Sehgal, Manik

    2014-01-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are rarely associated with axillary artery injury. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who had fracture neck humerus along with absent pulsations in the left upper limb after blunt trauma. Computed tomographic angiogram revealed complete occlusion of the left axillary artery. Urgent surgical intervention was done in the form of fixation of fracture followed by exploration and repair of axillary artery. Axillary artery was contused and totally occluded by fractured edge of humerus. Repair of the axillary artery was done using basilic vein graft harvested through the same incision. Postprocedure pulsations were present in the upper limb. PMID:25061530

  7. Balloon atrial septostomy through internal jugular vein in a 45-day-old child with transposition of great arteries

    Padhi Sumanta

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Balloon atrial septostomy is a common palliative procedure in D-transposition of great arteries. It is technically easy before 2-3 weeks of age when the septum primum is thin. Femoral vein or umbilical vein, when available, is the common access used for this procedure. In situations when these accesses are not available or in case of inferior vena cava interruption, trans-hepatic access is used. Internal jugular vein (IJV access is not used as it is difficult to enter the left atrium through this route. We describe a case of successful Balloon atrial septostomy done through IJV in a 45-day-old child with emphasis on the technique, hardware and precautions necessary during the procedure.

  8. Transposition of brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistulae: improving the cosmetic effect without compromising patency.

    Dellen, David van; Junejo, Muneer; Khambalia, Hussein; Campbell, Babatunde

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Subjects who undergo haemodialysis are living longer, which necessitates increasingly complex procedures for formation of arteriovenous fistulas. Basilic veins provide valuable additional venous 'real estate' but surgical transposition of vessels is required, which required a cosmetically disfiguring incision. A minimally invasive transposition method provides an excellent aesthetic alternative without compromised outcomes. Methods A retrospective review was made of minimally invasive brachiobasilic fistula transpositions (using two short incisions of <4 cm) between February 2005 and July 2011. Primary endpoints were one-year patency as well as the perioperative and late complications of the procedure. Results Thirty-one patients underwent 32 transposition procedures (eight pre-dialysis cases; 24 haemodialysis patients). All patients were treated with a minimally invasive method. Thirty-one procedures resulted in primary patency, with the single failure refashioned successfully. The only indication for a more invasive approach was intraoperative complications (two haematomas). All other complications presented late and were amenable to intervention (one aneurysm, one peri-anastomotic stricture). Conclusion Formation of arteriovenous fistulae using minimally invasive methods is a novel approach that ensures fistula patency with improved aesthetic outcomes and without significant morbidity. PMID:26688395

  9. Didactic Transposition

    Achiam, Marianne

    The term didactic transposition refers to the deconstruction and reconstruction of science knowledge, values or practices in order to make them teachable. In this paper, I present the theoretical framework that has grown around this notion. I use examples from different levels of science education...... and different subjects to illustrate how science is transformed in any teaching undertaking, and how that transformation influences the way science is experienced and appropriated by learners. The chosen examples also illustrate the development of the notion of didactic transposition from a...... descriptive framework to the more normative construct of today (the Anthropological Theory of Didactics or ATD), where it converges with other comparable frameworks, e.g. the Model of Educational Reconstruction....

  10. Rice weevil response to basil oil fumigation

    Basil oil, Ocimum basilicum L., is a volatile plant essential oil that is known to have insecticidal activity against stored product pests such as rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.). Basil oil was diluted in acetone and applied to a sponge held inside a tea strainer for fumigations in containers wi...

  11. Sleeping Beauty Transposition.

    Ivics, Zoltn; Izsvk, Zsuzsanna

    2015-04-01

    Sleeping Beauty (SB) is a synthetic transposon that was constructed based on sequences of transpositionally inactive elements isolated from fish genomes. SB is a Tc1/mariner superfamily transposon following a cut-and-paste transpositional reaction, during which the element-encoded transposase interacts with its binding sites in the terminal inverted repeats of the transposon, promotes the assembly of a synaptic complex, catalyzes excision of the element out of its donor site, and integrates the excised transposon into a new location in target DNA. SB transposition is dependent on cellular host factors. Transcriptional control of transposase expression is regulated by the HMG2L1 transcription factor. Synaptic complex assembly is promoted by the HMGB1 protein and regulated by chromatin structure. SB transposition is highly dependent on the nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway of double-strand DNA break repair that generates a transposon footprint at the excision site. Through its association with the Miz-1 transcription factor, the SB transposase downregulates cyclin D1 expression that results in a slowdown of the cell-cycle in the G1 phase, where NHEJ is preferentially active. Transposon integration occurs at TA dinucleotides in the target DNA, which are duplicated at the flanks of the integrated transposon. SB shows a random genome-wide insertion profile in mammalian cells when launched from episomal vectors and "local hopping" when launched from chromosomal donor sites. Some of the excised transposons undergo a self-destructive autointegration reaction, which can partially explain why longer elements transpose less efficiently. SB became an important molecular tool for transgenesis, insertional mutagenesis, and gene therapy. PMID:26104705

  12. Bounded Rationality in Transposition Processes

    Vollaard, Hans; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg

    2014-01-01

    concerns the organisation and financing of national healthcare systems. This article applies the perspective of bounded rationality to explain (irregularities in) the timely and correct transposition of EU directives. The cognitive and organisational constraints long posited by the bounded rationality......Studies explaining the timeliness and correctness of the transposition of EU directives into national legislation have provided rather inconclusive findings. They do not offer a clear-cut prediction concerning the transposition of the patients’ rights directive, which is one of the first that...

  13. Transposition of the Greater Arteries (TGA)

    ... in adults Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Tetralogy of Fallot Atrioventricular Canal Defect Transposition of the Great Arteries ... Select Topic Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Tetralogy of Fallot Atrioventricular Canal Defect Transposition of the Great Arteries ...

  14. Non-conformable, partial and conformable transposition

    Knig, Thomas; Mder, Lars Kai

    2013-01-01

    -conformable. Compared with existing transposition models, which do not distinguish between different transposition outcomes, we examine the factors influencing each transposition process by means of a competing risk analysis. We find that preference-related factors, in particular the disagreement of a member state and...

  15. Chicoric Acid Levels in Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)

    Recently, we reported the presence of chicoric acid in basil leaves (confirmed by co-chromatography with purchased standard). Chicoric acid being the chief phenolic of the Echinacea purpurea plant which is popularly consumed as a dietary supplement. For this study, basil products commonly purchased ...

  16. Intrahepatic transposition of bile ducts.

    Deli?, Jasmin; Savkovi?, Admedina; Isakovi?, Eldar; Markovi?, Sergije; Bajtarevic, Alma; Denjali?, Amir

    2012-01-01

    Objective. To describe the intrahepatic bile duct transposition (anatomical variation occurring in intrahepatic ducts) and to determine the frequency of this variation. Material and Methods. The researches were performed randomly on 100 livers of adults, both sexes. Main research methods were anatomical macrodissection. As a criterion for determination of variations in some parts of bile tree, we used the classification of Segmentatio hepatis according to Couinaud (1957) according to Terminologia Anatomica, Thieme Stuugart: Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology, 1988. Results. Intrahepatic transposition of bile ducts was found in two cases (2%), out of total examined cases (100): right-left transposition (right segmental bile duct, originating from the segment VIII, joins the left liver duct-ductus hepaticus sinister) and left-right intrahepatic transposition (left segmental bile duct originating from the segment IV ends in right liver duct-ductus hepaticus dexter). Conclusion. Safety and success in liver transplantation to great extent depends on knowledge of anatomy and some common embryological anomalies in bile tree. Variations in bile tree were found in 24-43% of cases, out of which 1-22% are the variations of intrahepatic bile ducts. Therefore, good knowledge on ductal anatomy enables good planning, safe performance of therapeutic and operative procedures, and decreases the risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications. PMID:22550601

  17. Non-conformable, partial and conformable transposition

    König, Thomas; Mäder, Lars Kai

    2013-01-01

    Although member states are obliged to transpose directives into domestic law in a conformable manner and receive considerable time for their transposition activities, we identify three levels of transposition outcomes for EU directives: conformable, partially conformable and non-conformable...... the Commission regarding a directive’s outcome, play a much more strategic role than has to date acknowledged in the transposition literature. Whereas disagreement of a member state delays conformable transposition, it speeds up non-conformable transposition. Disagreement of the Commission only...

  18. Syllable Transposition Effects in Korean Word Recognition

    Lee, Chang H.; Kwon, Youan; Kim, Kyungil; Rastle, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    Research on the impact of letter transpositions in visual word recognition has yielded important clues about the nature of orthographic representations. This study investigated the impact of syllable transpositions on the recognition of Korean multisyllabic words. Results showed that rejection latencies in visual lexical decision for

  19. Spider Veins

    ... of venous disease by age 80. Slightly more women than men have varicose and spider veins. Do's and don'ts Do... Listen to your body . Both spider and varicose veins tend to be a cosmetic concern; however, they can lead to serious health ...

  20. Varicose Veins

    ... these procedures to improve the way their veins look or to relieve pain. Many treatments for varicose veins are quick and easy and don't require a long recovery. Rate This Content: NEXT >> Updated: February 13, 2014 Twitter Facebook YouTube Google+ SITE INDEX ACCESSIBILITY PRIVACY STATEMENT FOIA ...

  1. The Effect of Basil Leaf (Oscimum sanctum) to the Thrombocytes Number on Mice

    Yoni Astuti; Rum Wijayanti

    2016-01-01

    Basil (Oscimum sanctum) is herbal that is spread widely in Indonesia. Basil contains abundant of substances. One of the functions on basil was anti-thrombocytes effect. This effect is associated with platelet function as a mechanical plug in the vascular injury during the normal homeostatic response. The disruption in thrombocytes function leads to disturb the blood clotting process. Therefore, The aims of the research were to prove the impact of basil on the number of thrombocytes. This rese...

  2. Utilization of Basil Extract as a Radioprotector in Male Rats

    Man is exposed to natural radiations from cosmic or terrestrial origins. Furthermore, it is well known that the gamma irradiation-induced biochemical alteration depends mostly on oxidative stress. Basil or sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is known to have numerous pharmacological activities. Therefore, the present study was carried out to investigate the radioprotective activity of basil in albino rats. The effect of basil aqueous extract (BAE) was evaluated on hepatic marker enzymes, sex hormones, lipid profile and antioxidant status. The results showed that - rays caused a significant increase in serum level of alanine and aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (ALT, AST, ALP and GT), cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low and very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C and VLDL-C) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS). A significant decrease in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), reduced glutathione (GSH), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) in serum was observed, compared with control group. Moreover, - rays induced a significant drop in the serum sex hormones levels testosterone (T), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). The BAE administered orally to rats has significantly modulated all the radiation-induced biochemical alterations. These findings showed that basil would exert a radioprotective properties.

  3. In vitro Anti-Helicobacter pylori Effects of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and Purple Basil (Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens

    M. Mahboobeh Nakhaei

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Anti-Helicobacter pylori effects of leaves of Ocimum basilicum L. (sweet basil, Lamiaceae and Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens (purple basil, Lamiaceae were evaluated. Macerated aqueous and methanol extracts were tested against 45 clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori using paper Disc Diffusion Method (DDM on modified egg yolk emulsion agar (EYE agar. Although there were small differences in sensitivity among the isolates tested, but all isolates were susceptible to methanol and aqueous extracts. The Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC of the extracts from leaves of sweet basil and purple basil were 677 and 729 ?g mL-1, respectively using agar dilution method. Antibacterial constituents of sweet basil extract were stable after one month of storage at 4C but lost 31% its activity after 4 weeks at room temperature. The extract preserved its activity when heated to 80C for 30 min and autoclaved at 121C for 20 min. It was stable at pH 5-8.

  4. An audio encryption using transposition method

    Ahmad Jawahir; Haviluddin Haviluddin

    2015-01-01

    Encryption is a technique to secure sounds data from attackers. In this study, transposition technique that corresponds to a WAV file extension is used. The performance of the transposition technique is measured using the mean square error (MSE). In the test, the value of MSE of the original and encrypted audio files were compared; the original and decrypted audio files used the correct password is ‘SEMBILAN’ and the incorrect password is ‘DELAPAN’. The experimental results showed that the or...

  5. Targeted Sleeping Beauty transposition in human cells.

    Ivics, Zoltán; Katzer, Andrea; Stüwe, Eva E; Fiedler, Dora; Knespel, Siegne; Izsvák, Zsuzsanna

    2007-06-01

    Transposons are natural gene delivery vehicles. The Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon shows efficient transposition and long-term transgene expression in the cells of vertebrates including humans. SB transposition into chromosomal DNA occurs in a fairly random manner. This is clearly not desirable in human gene therapeutic applications because there are potential genotoxic effects associated with transposon integration. In this study we set out to manipulate the selection of SB's target sites for targeted transposition into predetermined chromosomal regions. We evaluated experimental strategies based on engineered proteins composed of DNA-binding domains fused to (i) the transposase; (ii) another protein that binds to a specific DNA sequence within the transposable element; and (iii) another protein that interacts with the transposase. We demonstrated targeted transposition into endogenous matrix attachment regions (MARs) and a chromosomally integrated tetracycline response element (TRE) in cultured human cells, using targeting proteins that bind to the transposon DNA. An approach based on interactions between the transposase and a targeting protein containing the N-terminal protein interaction domain of SB was found to enable an approximately 10(7)-fold enrichment of transgene insertion at a desired locus. Our experiments provide proof-of-principle for targeted chromosomal transposition of an otherwise randomly integrating transposon. Targeted transposition can be a powerful technology for safe transgene integration in human therapeutic applications. PMID:17426709

  6. Transposition of the great arteries

    Castela Eduardo

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Transposition of the great arteries (TGA, also referred to as complete transposition, is a congenital cardiac malformation characterised by atrioventricular concordance and ventriculoarterial (VA discordance. The incidence is estimated at 1 in 3,500–5,000 live births, with a male-to-female ratio 1.5 to 3.2:1. In 50% of cases, the VA discordance is an isolated finding. In 10% of cases, TGA is associated with noncardiac malformations. The association with other cardiac malformations such as ventricular septal defect (VSD and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is frequent and dictates timing and clinical presentation, which consists of cyanosis with or without congestive heart failure. The onset and severity depend on anatomical and functional variants that influence the degree of mixing between the two circulations. If no obstructive lesions are present and there is a large VSD, cyanosis may go undetected and only be perceived during episodes of crying or agitation. In these cases, signs of congestive heart failure prevail. The exact aetiology remains unknown. Some associated risk factors (gestational diabetes mellitus, maternal exposure to rodenticides and herbicides, maternal use of antiepileptic drugs have been postulated. Mutations in growth differentiation factor-1 gene, the thyroid hormone receptor-associated protein-2 gene and the gene encoding the cryptic protein have been shown implicated in discordant VA connections, but they explain only a small minority of TGA cases. The diagnosis is confirmed by echocardiography, which also provides the morphological details required for future surgical management. Prenatal diagnosis by foetal echocardiography is possible and desirable, as it may improve the early neonatal management and reduce morbidity and mortality. Differential diagnosis includes other causes of central neonatal cyanosis. Palliative treatment with prostaglandin E1 and balloon atrial septostomy are usually required soon after birth. Surgical correction is performed at a later stage. Usually, the Jatene arterial switch operation is the procedure of choice. Whenever this operation is not feasible, adequate alternative surgical approach should be implemented. With the advent of newer and improved surgical techniques and post operative intensive care, the long-term survival is approximately 90% at 15 years of age. However, the exercise performance, cognitive function and quality of life may be impaired.

  7. Basil Willey, Sixty Years after (October 22, 2007)

    Schatz-Jakobsen, Claus

    On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the foundation of the Danish Association of English Teachers' newsletter, Anglo Files, the essay reconsiders the contents of the first issue from December 1947, Cambridge professor Basil Willey's address to the Association on October 22, 1947, 'Poetr...

  8. Varicose vein - noninvasive treatment

    Sclerotherapy; Laser therapy - varicose veins; Radiofrequency vein ablation; Endovenous thermal ablation; Ambulatory phlebectomy; Transilluminated power phlebotomy; Endovenous laser ablation; Varicose vein ...

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Most deep vein ... the condition is called thrombophlebitis. A deep vein thrombosis can break loose and cause a serious problem ...

  10. An audio encryption using transposition method

    Ahmad Jawahir

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Encryption is a technique to secure sounds data from attackers. In this study, transposition technique that corresponds to a WAV file extension is used. The performance of the transposition technique is measured using the mean square error (MSE. In the test, the value of MSE of the original and encrypted audio files were compared; the original and decrypted audio files used the correct password is ‘SEMBILAN’ and the incorrect password is ‘DELAPAN’. The experimental results showed that the original and encrypted audio files, and the original and decrypted audio files used the correct password that has a value of MSE = 0, and with the incorrect one with a value of MSE 0.00000428 or ≠ 0. In other words, the transposition technique is able to ensure the security of audio data files.

  11. Permanent magnet machine with windings having strand transposition

    Qu, Ronghai (Clifton Park, NY); Jansen, Patrick Lee (Scotia, NY)

    2009-04-21

    This document discusses, among other things, a stator with transposition between the windings or coils. The coils are free from transposition to increase the fill factor of the stator slots. The transposition at the end connections between an inner coil and an outer coil provide transposition to reduce circulating current loss. The increased fill factor reduces further current losses. Such a stator is used in a dual rotor, permanent magnet machine, for example, in a compressor pump, wind turbine gearbox, wind turbine rotor.

  12. Pig transgenesis by Sleeping Beauty DNA transposition

    Jakobsen, Jannik E.; Li, Juan; Kragh, Peter M; Moldt, Brian; Lin, Lin; Liu, Ying; Schmidt, Mette; Winther, Kjeld Dahl; Schyth, Brian Dall; Holm, Ida Elisabeth; Vajta, Gabor; Bolund, Lars; Callesen, Henrik; Jrgensen, Arne Lund; Nielsen, Anders Lade; Mikkelsen, Jacob Giehm

    2011-01-01

    disease models. In this report, we present transgenic pigs created by Sleeping Beauty DNA transposition in primary porcine fibroblasts in combination with somatic cell nuclear transfer by handmade cloning. Gttingen minipigs expressing green fluorescent protein are produced by transgenesis with DNA...... plasmid DNA. Our findings illustrate critical issues related to DNA transposon-directed transgenesis, including coincidental plasmid insertion and relatively low Sleeping Beauty transposition activity in porcine fibroblasts, but also provide a platform for future development of porcine disease models...... using the Sleeping Beauty gene insertion technology....

  13. Transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries

    Yoo, Shi Joon; Lim, Tae Hwan; Park, Jae Hyung; Han, Man Chung [College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1980-12-15

    The transposition of the great arteries afters to an abnormal connection and relation of the great arteries in which the aorta arises from the morphologic right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the morphologic left ventricle, while the malposition of the great arteries indicates an abnormal relationship between the great arteries in which the great arteries are not transposed across the ventricular septum but they are malposed, as is seen in double outlet right ventricle, double outlet left ventricle and single ventricles. Transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries are understood as a spectrum of malformation caused by abnormal conal development and can be included in the common category of 'conotruncal malpositions'. Authors analized 32 cases of transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries in which cineangiocardiographies were done at the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital in recent 17 months, with specific references to the segmental combinations, the types of conus and the relations and courses of the great arteries. The results are as follows; 1. Cases included are 8 cases of complete transposition of the great arteries, 9 cases of corrected transposition of the great arteries, 12 cases of double outlet right ventricle, 1 case of anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries, 1 cases of double inlet left ventricle and 1 case of double inlet right ventricle. 2. Types of conus are subaortic in 19 and bilateral in 13. In 19 cases with subaortic conus, 17 are transposition of the great arteries and 2 are double inlet left ventricle and double inlet right ventricle. In 13 cases with bilateral conus, 12 are double outlet right ventricle and 1 is anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries. 3.High tendency of side-by-side interrelationship of semilunar valves is noted in cases with corrected transposition of the great arteries. But there is no characteristic tendency of side-by-side ro anterior-posterior semilunar interrelationship in cases with complete transposition of the great arteries and double outlet right ventricle. 4. There are two cases of exception to 'loop rule' 5. There are two cases of exception to 'visceroatrial concordance rule'. 6. Inappropriate position of aortic arch, i. e., right arch in situs solitus and left arch in situs inversus, is noted in 4 cases. 7. For more accurate diagnosis, selective biventriculography using biplane cineradiography is necessary.

  14. Transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries

    The transposition of the great arteries afters to an abnormal connection and relation of the great arteries in which the aorta arises from the morphologic right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the morphologic left ventricle, while the malposition of the great arteries indicates an abnormal relationship between the great arteries in which the great arteries are not transposed across the ventricular septum but they are malposed, as is seen in double outlet right ventricle, double outlet left ventricle and single ventricles. Transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries are understood as a spectrum of malformation caused by abnormal conal development and can be included in the common category of 'conotruncal malpositions'. Authors analized 32 cases of transpositions and malpositions of the great arteries in which cineangiocardiographies were done at the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital in recent 17 months, with specific references to the segmental combinations, the types of conus and the relations and courses of the great arteries. The results are as follows; 1. Cases included are 8 cases of complete transposition of the great arteries, 9 cases of corrected transposition of the great arteries, 12 cases of double outlet right ventricle, 1 case of anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries, 1 cases of double inlet left ventricle and 1 case of double inlet right ventricle. 2. Types of conus are subaortic in 19 and bilateral in 13. In 19 cases with subaortic conus, 17 are transposition of the great arteries and 2 are double inlet left ventricle and double inlet right ventricle. In 13 cases with bilateral conus, 12 are double outlet right ventricle and 1 is anatomically corrected malposition of the great arteries. 3.High tendency of side-by-side interrelationship of semilunar valves is noted in cases with corrected transposition of the great arteries. But there is no characteristic tendency of side-by-side ro anterior-posterior semilunar interrelationship in cases with complete transposition of the great arteries and double outlet right ventricle. 4. There are two cases of exception to 'loop rule' 5. There are two cases of exception to 'visceroatrial concordance rule'. 6. Inappropriate position of aortic arch, i. e., right arch in situs solitus and left arch in situs inversus, is noted in 4 cases. 7. For more accurate diagnosis, selective biventriculography using biplane cineradiography is necessary

  15. Resistance Against Basil Downy Mildew in Ocimum Species.

    Ben-Naim, Yariv; Falach, Lidan; Cohen, Yigal

    2015-06-01

    Downy mildew, caused by the oomycete Peronospora belbahrii, is a devastating disease of sweet basil. In this study, 113 accessions of Ocimum species (83 Plant Introduction entries and 30 commercial entries) were tested for resistance against downy mildew at the seedling stage in growth chambers, and during three seasons, in the field. Most entries belonging to O. basilicum were highly susceptible whereas most entries belonging to O. americanum, O. kilimanadascharicum, O. gratissimum, O. campechianum, or O. tenuiflorum were highly resistant at both the seedling stage and the field. Twenty-seven highly resistant individual plants were each crossed with the susceptible sweet basil 'Peri', and the F1 progeny plants were examined for disease resistance. The F1 plants of two crosses were highly resistant, F1 plants of 24 crosses were moderately resistant, and F1 plants of one cross were susceptible, suggesting full, partial, or no dominance of the resistance gene(s), respectively. These data confirm the feasibility of producing downy mildew-resistant cultivars of sweet basil by crossing with wild Ocimum species. PMID:25844828

  16. Upper limb vein anatomy before hemodialysis fistula creation: cross-sectional anatomy using MR venography

    Preoperative imaging is indicated to discriminate patent, adequate superficial veins of the upper limbs undetectable by clinical inspection that could be anastomosed for the creation of a durable and functional hemodialysis fistula. The aim of this pictorial review is to provide a venous anatomic map of the upper limbs using MR venography (MRV) which could help surgeons before creation of hemodialysis access fistulas (AVF). At the level of the forearm, the antebrachial cephalic vein is the most commonly identified as patent. At the level of the elbow and distal arm, the cephalic vein is patent in 80% of normal subjects, and less often patent (23-26%) than basilic vein (33-38%) in patients. Overall, reading transaxial MR views can help for assessing upper limb vein anatomy before creation of a hemodialysis access fistula. (orig.)

  17. Transposition in plants: a molecular model

    Saedler, H.; Nevers, P.

    1985-01-01

    A molecular model for transposition of plant transposable elements is described. This process may occur via excision and re-integration of the element. Excision generates DNA sequence diversity which suggests the participation of DNA repair enzymes in the healing of the donor molecule.

  18. Transposition of the great arteries in MRI

    The contribution on transposition of the great arteries (TGA) in the heart NMR images covers the following issues: different forms of TGA (dextro-TGA and levo-TGA), therapeutic options, long-term complication of TGA and the importance of heart NMR imaging in case of TGA.

  19. Malposition of a Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter in the Graft Hepatic Vein.

    Ersoy, Zeynep; Araz, Co?kun; Ta?k?n, Duygu; Moray, Gkhan; Torgay, Adnan

    2015-11-01

    Central venous catheters are used for delivering medications and parenteral nutrition, measuring hemodynamic variations, and providing long-term intravenous access. In our clinic, during liver transection using a living-liver donor, peripherally inserted central venous catheters are generally preferred because they involve a less invasive technique with a lower risk of complications. In this report, we present the case of a 36-year-old male liver donor into whom we peripherally inserted a central venous catheter from his left basilic vein. After transecting the hepatic vein, the surgeon found foreign material inside the venous lumen, which turned out to be the distal segment of the catheter. PMID:26640920

  20. Radiosensitization of Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum using basil essential oil and ionizing radiation for food decontamination.

    The Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) of basil oil, was determined for two pathogenic fungi of rice, Aspergillus niger and Penicillium chrysogenum. The antifungal activity of the basil oil in combination with ionising radiation was then investigated to determine if basil oil caused radiosensit...

  1. What Causes Varicose Veins?

    ... Weak vein walls may cause weak valves. Normally, the walls of the veins are elastic (stretchy). If these ... become like an overstretched rubber band. This makes the walls of the veins longer and wider, and it ...

  2. Renal vein thrombosis

    Renal vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in the vein that drains blood from the kidney. ... Renal vein thrombosis is an uncommon disorder. It may be caused by: Abdominal aortic aneurysm Hypercoaguable state: clotting disorders Dehydration (mostly ...

  3. Survival of pathogenic Escherichia coli on basil, lettuce, and spinach.

    Markland, S M; Shortlidge, K L; Hoover, D G; Yaron, S; Patel, J; Singh, A; Sharma, M; Kniel, K E

    2013-12-01

    The contamination of lettuce, spinach and basil with pathogenic E. coli has caused numerous illnesses over the past decade. E. coli O157:H7, E. coli O104:H4 and avian pathogenic E. coli (APECstx- and APECstx+) were inoculated on basil plants and in promix substrate using drip and overhead irrigation. When overhead inoculated with 7 log CFU/ml of each strain, E. coli populations were significantly (P = 0.03) higher on overhead-irrigated plants than on drip-irrigated plants. APECstx-, E. coli O104:H4 and APECstx+ populations were recovered on plants at 3.6, 2.3 and 3.1 log CFU/g at 10 dpi (days post-inoculation), respectively. E. coli O157:H7 was not detected on basil after 4 dpi. The persistence of E. coli O157:H7 and APECstx- were similar when co-inoculated on lettuce and spinach plants. On spinach and lettuce, E. coli O157:H7 and APEC populations declined from 5.7 to 6.1 log CFU/g and 4.5 log CFU/g, to undetectable at 3 dpi and 0.6-1.6 log CFU/g at 7 dpi, respectively. The detection of low populations of APEC and E. coli O104:H4 strains 10 dpi indicates these strains may be more adapted to environmental conditions than E. coli O157:H7. This is the first reported study of E. coli O104:H4 on a produce commodity. PMID:23280331

  4. Database Transposition for Constrained (Closed) Pattern Mining

    Jeudy, Baptiste

    2009-01-01

    Recently, different works proposed a new way to mine patterns in databases with pathological size. For example, experiments in genome biology usually provide databases with thousands of attributes (genes) but only tens of objects (experiments). In this case, mining the "transposed" database runs through a smaller search space, and the Galois connection allows to infer the closed patterns of the original database. We focus here on constrained pattern mining for those unusual databases and give a theoretical framework for database and constraint transposition. We discuss the properties of constraint transposition and look into classical constraints. We then address the problem of generating the closed patterns of the original database satisfying the constraint, starting from those mined in the "transposed" database. Finally, we show how to generate all the patterns satisfying the constraint from the closed ones.

  5. Basil Bunting’s Aesthetic Function: Art vs. Intellect

    Raheleh S. Aaraaby; Farid Parvaneh

    2012-01-01

    Basil Bunting is most commonly thought of as 1930s and 1940s poet grouped with some other poets such as Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker under the label “Objectivist ”. The present researchers seek to achieve two goals in this paper. The fi rst goal is to argue that Bunting pushes the aesthetic function to the very brink of sense but holds it there, oscillating on the cusp of referential meaning, thus creating a contested, liminal space where sound and sense content for the constr...

  6. Stabilized subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve

    Hashiguchi, Hiroshi; Ito, Hiromoto; Sawaizumi, Takuya

    2003-01-01

    We treated 50 patients (average age 47.9 years) with a stabilized subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve. The average follow-up period was 42.4 months. The indication was cubital tunnel syndrome in 19 patients and injuries around the elbow in 31 patients. Postoperatively, satisfactory results were obtained in all the patients, and there was no complication or aggravation of the preoperative symptoms. None of the patients experienced slipping back of the nerve to the cubital tunnel. In ...

  7. Corrected transposition of the great arteries

    Choi, Young Hi; Park, Jae Hyung; Han, Man Chung [Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1981-12-15

    The corrected transposition of the great arteries is an usual congenital cardiac malformation, which consists of transposition of great arteries and ventricular inversion, and which is caused by abnormal development of conotruncus and ventricular looping. High frequency of associated cardiac malformations makes it difficult to get accurate morphologic diagnosis. A total of 18 cases of corrected transposition of the great arteries is presented, in which cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography were done at the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital between September 1976 and June 1981. The clinical, radiographic, and operative findings with the emphasis on the angiocardiographic findings were analyzed. The results are as follows: 1. Among 18 cases, 13 cases have normal cardiac position, 2 cases have dextrocardia with situs solitus, 2 cases have dextrocardia with situs inversus and 1 case has levocardia with situs inversus. 2. Segmental sets are (S, L, L) in 15 cases, and (I, D,D) in 3 cases and there is no exception to loop rule. 3. Side by side interrelationships of both ventricles and both semilunar valves are noticed in 10 and 12 cases respectively. 4. Subaortic type conus is noted in all 18 cases. 5. Associated cardic malformations are VSD in 14 cases, PS in 11, PDA in 3, PFO in 3, ASD in 2, right aortic arch in 2, tricuspid insufficiency, mitral prolapse, persistent left SVC and persistent right SVC in 1 case respectively. 6. For accurate diagnosis of corrected TGA, selective biventriculography using biplane cineradiography is an essential procedure.

  8. Corrected transposition of the great arteries

    The corrected transposition of the great arteries is an usual congenital cardiac malformation, which consists of transposition of great arteries and ventricular inversion, and which is caused by abnormal development of conotruncus and ventricular looping. High frequency of associated cardiac malformations makes it difficult to get accurate morphologic diagnosis. A total of 18 cases of corrected transposition of the great arteries is presented, in which cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography were done at the Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital between September 1976 and June 1981. The clinical, radiographic, and operative findings with the emphasis on the angiocardiographic findings were analyzed. The results are as follows: 1. Among 18 cases, 13 cases have normal cardiac position, 2 cases have dextrocardia with situs solitus, 2 cases have dextrocardia with situs inversus and 1 case has levocardia with situs inversus. 2. Segmental sets are (S, L, L) in 15 cases, and (I, D,D) in 3 cases and there is no exception to loop rule. 3. Side by side interrelationships of both ventricles and both semilunar valves are noticed in 10 and 12 cases respectively. 4. Subaortic type conus is noted in all 18 cases. 5. Associated cardic malformations are VSD in 14 cases, PS in 11, PDA in 3, PFO in 3, ASD in 2, right aortic arch in 2, tricuspid insufficiency, mitral prolapse, persistent left SVC and persistent right SVC in 1 case respectively. 6. For accurate diagnosis of corrected TGA, selective biventriculography using biplane cineradiography is an essential procedure

  9. Effects of biocides on chlorophyll contents of detached basil leaves

    Titima Arunrangsi

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Herbicides and insecticides have been widely and intensively used in agricultural areas worldwide to enhance crop yield. However, many biocides cause serious environmental problems. In addition, the biocides may also have some effects on the treated agricultural crops. To study effects of biocides on chlorophyll content in detached basil leaves, 2,4-D dimethylamine salt (2,4 D-Amine, paraquat, carbosulfan, and azadirachtin, were chosen as representatives of biocide. After applying the chemicals to detached basil leaves overnight in darkness, chlorophyll contents were determined. Only treatment with 2,4 D-Amine resulted in reduction of chlorophyll contents significantly compared to treatment with deionized (DI water. In the case of paraquat and carbosulfan, chlorophyll contents were not significantly changed, while slightly higher chlorophyll contents, compared to DI water, after the treatment with azadirachtin, were observed. The results indicated that 2,4 D-Amine shows an ability to accelerate chlorophyll degradation, but azadirachtin helps to retard chlorophyll degradation, when each biocide is used at the concentration recommended by the manufacturer.

  10. Basil Downy Mildew (Peronospora belbahrii): Discoveries and Challenges Relative to Its Control.

    Wyenandt, Christian A; Simon, James E; Pyne, Robert M; Homa, Kathryn; McGrath, Margaret T; Zhang, Shouan; Raid, Richard N; Ma, Li-Jun; Wick, Robert; Guo, Li; Madeiras, Angela

    2015-07-01

    Basil (Ocimum spp.) is one of the most economically important and widely grown herbs in the world. Basil downy mildew, caused by Peronospora belbahrii, has become an important disease in sweet basil (O. basilicum) production worldwide in the past decade. Global sweet basil production is at significant risk to basil downy mildew because of the lack of genetic resistance and the ability of the pathogen to be distributed on infested seed. Controlling the disease is challenging and consequently many crops have been lost. In the past few years, plant breeding efforts have been made to identify germplasm that can be used to introduce downy mildew resistance genes into commercial sweet basils while ensuring that resistant plants have the correct phenotype, aroma, and tastes needed for market acceptability. Fungicide efficacy studies have been conducted to evaluate current and newly developed conventional and organic fungicides for its management with limited success. This review explores the current efforts and progress being made in understanding basil downy mildew and its control. PMID:25894318

  11. Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) essential oil and extracts obtained by supercritical fluid extraction

    Zeković Zoran P.; Filip Snežana Đ.; Vidović Senka S.; Adamović Dušan S.; Elgndi Ahmed M.

    2015-01-01

    The extracts obtained from sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) by hydrodistillation and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) were qualitative and quantitative analyzed by GC-MS and GC-FID. Essential oil (EO) content of basil sample, determined by an official method, was 0.565% (V/w). The yields of basil obtained by SFE were from 0.719 to 1.483% (w/w), depending on the supercritical fluid (carbon dioxide) density (from 0.378 to 0.929 g mL-1). The dominant comp...

  12. Portal Vein Thrombosis

    Hakan Demirci

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Portal vein thrombosis is an important cause of presinusoidal portal hypertension. Portal vein thrombosis commonly occurs in patient with cirrhosis, malignancy and prothrombotic states. Patients with acute portal vein thrombosis have immediate onset. Patients with chronic portal vein thrombosis have developed portal hypertension and cavernous portal transformation. Portal vein thrombosis is diagnosed with doppler ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Therapy with low molecular weight heparin achieves recanalization in more than half of acute cases.

  13. Transposition of the great arteries in MRI; Transposition der grossen Arterien im MRT des Herzens

    Zaehringer, C.; Leiner, T.; Maki, J.H.; Potthast, S.

    2014-02-15

    The contribution on transposition of the great arteries (TGA) in the heart NMR images covers the following issues: different forms of TGA (dextro-TGA and levo-TGA), therapeutic options, long-term complication of TGA and the importance of heart NMR imaging in case of TGA.

  14. Riboregulation of bacterial and archaeal transposition.

    Ellis, Michael J; Haniford, David B

    2016-05-01

    The coexistence of transposons with their hosts depends largely on transposition levels being tightly regulated to limit the mutagenic burden associated with frequent transposition. For 'DNA-based' (class II) bacterial transposons there is growing evidence that regulation through small noncoding RNAs and/or the RNA-binding protein Hfq are prominent mechanisms of defense against transposition. Recent transcriptomics analyses have identified many new cases of antisense RNAs (asRNA) that potentially could regulate the expression of transposon-encoded genes giving the impression that asRNA regulation of DNA-based transposons is much more frequent than previously thought. Hfq is a highly conserved bacterial protein that plays a central role in posttranscriptional gene regulation and stress response pathways in many bacteria. Three different mechanisms for Hfq-directed control of bacterial transposons have been identified to date highlighting the versatility of this protein as a regulator of bacterial transposons. There is also evidence emerging that some DNA-based transposons encode RNAs that could regulate expression of host genes. In the case of IS200, which appears to have lost its ability to transpose, contributing a regulatory RNA to its host could account for the persistence of this mobile element in a wide range of bacterial species. It remains to be seen how prevalent these transposon-encoded RNA regulators are, but given the relatively large amount of intragenic transcription in bacterial genomes, it would not be surprising if new examples are forthcoming. WIREs RNA 2016, 7:382-398. doi: 10.1002/wrna.1341 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. PMID:26846462

  15. Pig transgenesis by Sleeping Beauty DNA transposition

    Jakobsen, Jannik E.; Li, Juan; Kragh, Peter M.; Moldt, Brian; Lin, Lin; Liu, Ying; Schmidt, Mette; Winther, Kjeld D.; Schyth, Brian Dall; Holm, Ida E.; Vajta, Gabor; Bolund, Lars; Callesen, Henrik; Jørgensen, Arne L.; Nielsen, Anders L.; Mikkelsen, Jacob G.

    2011-01-01

    disease models. In this report, we present transgenic pigs created by Sleeping Beauty DNA transposition in primary porcine fibroblasts in combination with somatic cell nuclear transfer by handmade cloning. Göttingen minipigs expressing green fluorescent protein are produced by transgenesis with DNA...... transposon vectors carrying the transgene driven by the human ubiquitin C promoter. These animals carry multiple copies (from 8 to 13) of the transgene and show systemic transgene expression. Transgene-expressing pigs carry both transposase-catalyzed insertions and at least one copy of randomly inserted...

  16. Nydiagnosticeret kongenit transposition hos en 76-årig kvinde

    Sloth, Astrid Drivsholm; Jensen, Jesper Khedri; Steffensen, Flemming Hald; Nørgaard, Bjarne Linde

    2009-01-01

    A case of congenitally corrected transposition presenting for the first time with second-degree AV block in a 76-year-old woman is presented. This case demonstrates that congenitally corrected transposition can remain asymptomatic and undiagnosed, especially when no other cardiac defects are pres...

  17. A teoria de Basil Bernstein: alguns aspectos fundamentais

    Ana Maria Morais

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The article begins with a reference to the pieces of work that Basil Bernstein considered to have been the landmarks of the evolution of his thought. This is followed by a detailed description of the two models that contain the main concepts of his theory – Model of Cultural Reproduction and Transformation and Model of Pedagogic Discourse – where the theoretical meaning of these models and concepts is explained and where are given some examples of how to put them into practice at the level of pedagogic texts and contexts. The article also includes the most recent developments of Bernstein’s thought by explaining his ideas about the forms discourses can take – Vertical and Horizontal Discourses. Finally, Bernstein’s theory is approached within the framework of the empirical research, highlighting his epistemological positioning and explicating the methodological model that he suggested should be the driving force of any theory.

  18. Rapid Staining Method to Detect and Identify Downy Mildew (Peronospora belbahrii in Basil

    Adolfina R. Koroch

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Premise of the study: Demand for fresh-market sweet basil continues to increase, but in 2009 a new pathogen emerged, threatening commercial field/greenhouse production and leading to high crop losses. This study describes a simple and effective staining method for rapid microscopic detection of basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii from leaves of basil (Ocimum basilicum. Methods and Results: Fresh leaf sections infected with P. belbahrii were placed on a microscope slide, cleared with Visikol™, and stained with iodine solution followed by one drop of 70% sulfuric acid. Cell walls of the pathogen were stained with a distinct coloration, providing a high-contrast image between the pathogen and plant. Conclusions: This new staining method can be used successfully to identify downy mildew in basil, which then can significantly reduce its spread if identified early, coupled with mitigation strategies. This technique can facilitate the control of the disease, without expensive and specialized equipment.

  19. Comparing the growth and flowering of selected basil (Ocimum basilicum L. varieties

    Renata Nurzyńska-Wierdak

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigations carried out in 2005-2006 related to the growth, flowering, and yielding of selected basil (Ocimum basilicum L. varieties. The most important biometric traits, number of days from sowing till flowering, size of fresh and air-dried herb weight, and essential oil content in dried material, were determined. Great morphological and developmental as well as chemical composition differentiation was found for studied basil varieties. Plants of 'Sweet' cv. were characterized by the largest height (53.4 cm and side shoot number (16, 'Lemon' - by the largest plant diameter (42.3 cm. The number of days till flowering depended on weather conditions and the variety, and it amounted from 44 to 126. Basil flowers were white, pink, and violet. Herb yield depended on the variety and growth conditions. Differences in the amount and yield of essential oil from basil were also recorded. The largest amounts of oil (1.55% were accumulated by 'Bush' cv.

  20. Rapid staining method to detect and identify downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) in basil1

    Koroch, Adolfina R.; Villani, Thomas S.; Pyne, Robert M.; Simon, James E.

    2013-01-01

    Premise of the study: Demand for fresh-market sweet basil continues to increase, but in 2009 a new pathogen emerged, threatening commercial field/greenhouse production and leading to high crop losses. This study describes a simple and effective staining method for rapid microscopic detection of basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) from leaves of basil (Ocimum basilicum). Methods and Results: Fresh leaf sections infected with P. belbahrii were placed on a microscope slide, cleared with Visikol, and stained with iodine solution followed by one drop of 70% sulfuric acid. Cell walls of the pathogen were stained with a distinct coloration, providing a high-contrast image between the pathogen and plant. Conclusions: This new staining method can be used successfully to identify downy mildew in basil, which then can significantly reduce its spread if identified early, coupled with mitigation strategies. This technique can facilitate the control of the disease, without expensive and specialized equipment. PMID:25202569

  1. Essential oil composition from twelve varieties of basil (Ocimum spp grown in Colombia

    Via Amparo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Essential oil compositions of aerial parts from twelve basil cultivars (Ocimum spp were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS. Ten of them were characterized by the presence of a high percentage of methyl cinnamate (35-80%, which defined the chemotype for these varieties. Only one presented the caryophyllene chemotype and another, the linalool chemotype. Three of the basils, "purple ruffles", "little virgin" and "purple virgin" exhibited the methyl cinnamate > linalool subtype. "White compact" and "white ruffles" showed the methyl cinnamate > linalool > 1,8-cineole subtype. Methyl cinnamate > methyl eugenol was the subtype for "purple castle". The variety "large green leaves" exhibited the linalool > methyl cinnamate subtype. Caryophyllene > methyl eugenol subtype was determined for "clove basil". The rest of the basils "cinnamon", "purple lovingly", "sweet castle" and "purple long-legged", belonged to the methyl cinnamate chemotype in which methyl cinnamate constituted more than 62% of the total essential oil content.

  2. Basil as functional and preserving ingredient in "Serra da Estrela" cheese.

    Carocho, Márcio; Barros, Lillian; Barreira, João C M; Calhelha, Ricardo C; Soković, Marina; Fernández-Ruiz, Virginia; Buelga, Celestino Santos; Morales, Patricia; Ferreira, Isabel C F R

    2016-09-15

    Antitumor, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of basil were studied, along with its characterization in phenolic compounds, organic acids and soluble sugars. The results placed basil as a valuable candidate for functionalization and conservation of food products, maintaining their nutritional properties, while increasing their shelf life and potential health effects. The basil leaves were then incorporated in "Serra da Estrela Cheese", either in its dehydrated form or as a decoction. The cheeses were then subject to a nutritional evaluation, being characterized for their fatty acids, minerals and CIE color parameters. To assess the combined effects of plant incorporation and storage time, a 2-way ANOVA was used to process the results, further analysed through a linear discriminant analysis. Overall, basil leaves provided antioxidant activity to the cheeses, reduced the moisture, and preserved the unsaturated fatty acids and proteins. Comparing both incorporation types, the decoctions had a higher functionalizing and conservative effect. PMID:27080879

  3. Congenitally corrected transposition with atrioventricular septal defect.

    Attie, F; Iturralde, P; Zabal, C; Rijlaarsdam, M; Buendia, A; Colin, L; Vargas-Barron, J; Muoz-Castellanos, L

    1998-10-01

    We describe 4 cases of congenitally corrected transposition associated with atrioventricular septal defect, diagnosed by echocardiography and angiocardiography. Two had usual atrial arrangement and two had mirror imaged atrial arrangement . All cases were associated with subpulmonary valvar stenosis. All patients presented with cyanosis and were in sinus rhythm. Atrioventricular septal defect with common atrioventricular junction was easily diagnosed on the basis of a common atrioventricular valve permitting interatrial and interventricular communications. All patients had balanced right and left ventricles. The echocardiographic recognition of the ventricles was based on the presence of the moderator band within the morphologically right ventricle, the characteristics of the apical septal trabeculations, and the shape of the ventricles. Angiocardiographic recognition of the ventricles was achieved on the basis of right and left ventriculography. In one case with usual atrial arrangement, we recorded two His bundle potentials, one anteriorly and another posteriorly. Atrial stimulation revealed blocked atrioventricular conduction at the level of the posterior bundle, and normal atrioventricular conduction through the anterior bundle. In both cases with atrial mirror-imagery, only a posterior His bundle potential was found, with normal atrioventricular conduction revealed by atrial stimulation The clinical course with this combination depends on the other lesions present in addition to the common atrioventricular valve. Our electrophysiological studies show that the conduction system in presence of a common atrioventricular valve is as expected for congenitally corrected transposition with two atrioventricular valves. PMID:9855101

  4. Potential of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) as bioactive ingredient and natural preserver

    Carocho, Mrcio; Barros, Lillian; Calhelha, Ricardo C.; ?iri?, Ana; Sokovi?, Marina; Santos-Buelga, Celestino; Morales, Patricia; Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.

    2015-01-01

    Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) is a much appreciated plant, both for culinary purposes and for health treatments. It is used in many dishes and is also known for its properties as an appetite stimulant, carminative, and diuretic. It is also used as a mouth wash to cure inflammations. These bioactive properties could be correlated with its phenolic fraction. In this work the polyphenols present in both the infusion and decoction of basil, detected through HPLC-DAD-ESI/MS, are repor...

  5. Diversity in chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian landraces of sweet basil

    Ghasemi Pirbalouti Abdollah

    2014-01-01

    Ocimum basilicum L. belongs to the family Lamiaceae is an herb that is extensively cultivated in some countries. Areal parts, especially leaves of sweet basil are widely used to enhance the flavour of foods such as salads, pasta, tomato products, vegetables, pizza, meat, soups, marine foods, confectioneries and other products. Essential oil yield and chemical components of two Iranian landraces of sweet basil including Purple and Green grown south-centr...

  6. Rapid Staining Method to Detect and Identify Downy Mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) in Basil

    Koroch, Adolfina R.; Villani, Thomas S.; Pyne, Robert M.; Simon, James E.

    2013-01-01

    Premise of the study: Demand for fresh-market sweet basil continues to increase, but in 2009 a new pathogen emerged, threatening commercial field/greenhouse production and leading to high crop losses. This study describes a simple and effective staining method for rapid microscopic detection of basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) from leaves of basil (Ocimum basilicum). Methods and Results: Fresh leaf sections infected with P. belbahrii were placed on a microscope slide, cleared wit...

  7. Keeler's theorem and products of distinct transpositions

    Evans, Ron; Nguyen, Tuan

    2012-01-01

    An episode of Futurama features a two-body mind-switching machine which will not work more than once on the same pair of bodies. After the Futurama community indulges in a mind-switching spree, the question is asked, "Can the switching be undone so as to restore all minds to their original bodies?" Ken Keeler found an algorithm that undoes any mind-scrambling permutation with the aid of two "outsiders". We refine Keeler's result by providing a more efficient algorithm that uses the smallest possible number of switches. We also present best possible algorithms for undoing two natural sequences of switches, each sequence effecting a cyclic mind-scrambling permutation in the symmetric group S_n. Finally, we give necessary and sufficient conditions on m and n for the identity permutation to be expressible as a product of m distinct transpositions in S_n.

  8. Recto-vaginal/urethral fistula: Repair with gracilis muscle transposition

    Goldman Gideon

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed to assess the efficacy of gracilis muscle transposition in repairing rectovaginal and rectourethral fistula. All patients had fecal diversion as a preliminary or concurrent step to fistula repair. Success was defined as healed fistula after stoma closure. Results: Six females and four males underwent gracilis muscle transposition from 1999 to 2006. Gracilis muscle transposition is a viable option for repairing fistulas between the urethra, vagina and the rectum, especially after failed perineal or trans-anal repair. It is associated with low morbidity and good success rate. Underlying Crohns disease and previous radiation are associated with poor prognosis.

  9. Transpositionally active episomal hAT elements

    Hice Robert H

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background hAT elements and V(DJ recombination may have evolved from a common ancestral transposable element system. Extrachromosomal, circular forms of transposable elements (referred to here as episomal forms have been reported yet their biological significance remains unknown. V(DJ signal joints, which resemble episomal transposable elements, have been considered non-recombinogenic products of V(DJ recombination and a safe way to dispose of excised chromosomal sequences. V(DJ signal joints can, however, participate in recombination reactions and the purpose of this study was to determine if hobo and Hermes episomal elements are also recombinogenic. Results Up to 50% of hobo/Hermes episomes contained two intact, inverted-terminal repeats and 86% of these contained from 1-1000 bp of intercalary DNA. Episomal hobo/Hermes elements were recovered from Musca domestica (a natural host of Hermes, Drosophila melanogaster (a natural host of hobo and transgenic Drosophila melanogaster and Aedes aegypti (with autonomous Hermes elements. Episomal Hermes elements were recovered from unfertilized eggs of M. domestica and D. melanogaster demonstrating their potential for extrachromosomal, maternal transmission. Reintegration of episomal Hermes elements was observed in vitro and in vivo and the presence of Hermes episomes resulted in lower rates of canonical Hermes transposition in vivo. Conclusion Episomal hobo/Hermes elements are common products of element excision and can be maternally transmitted. Episomal forms of Hermes are capable of integration and also of influencing the transposition of canonical elements suggesting biological roles for these extrachromosomal elements in element transmission and regulation.

  10. Basil Buntings Aesthetic Function: Art vs. Intellect

    Raheleh S. Aaraaby

    2012-04-01

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    Basil Bunting is most commonly thought of as 1930s and 1940s poet grouped with some other poets such as Louis Zukofsky and Lorine Niedecker under the label Objectivist . The present researchers seek to achieve two goals in this paper. The fi rst goal is to argue that Bunting pushes the aesthetic function to the very brink of sense but holds it there, oscillating on the cusp of referential meaning, thus creating a contested, liminal space where sound and sense content for the constructive axis of meaning-construction. The second goal is to construct an oppositional relationship between art and intellect and conclude that if the best poetry aspires to a state of pure music, that aspiration moves it even further away from the intellect1. Reference will also be made to opponents who put sight and visuality over and above everything else in mans effort to acquire knowledge of this world in general.

    Key words: Bunting; Aesthetics; Form; Art; Intellect; Music

    Rsum Basil Bunting est le plus souvent considrs comme des annes 1930 et 1940 de regroups les potes avec quelques autres potes tels que Louis Zukofsky et Lorine Niedecker sous le label objectiviste. Les chercheurs comtenporains cherchent atteindre deux objectifs dans le prsent document. Le premier objectif est de faire valoir que le Bunting pousse la fonction esthtique au bord mme du sens, mais y maintient, oscillant sur le point de sens rfrentiel, crant ainsi un litigieuse, espace liminal o le son et le contenu de sens pour laxe constructif de sens-la construction. Le deuxime objectif est de construire une relation dopposition entre lart et de lintellect et de conclure que si la meilleure posie aspire un tat de la musique pure, que laspiration se dplace encore plus loin de lintellect. Rfrence sera galement des adversaires qui ont mis la vue et la visualit audel de tout le reste de leffort de lhomme dacqurir des connaissances de ce monde en gnral.

    Mots cls: Forme Bunting; Lesthtique; Lart; Lintelligence; De la musique

  11. The response of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. to the application of growth stimulators and forecrops

    Cezary A. Kwiatkowski

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A field experiment in growing sweet basil was carried out in the period 2008-2010 in Fajsławice (Lublin region, on podzolic soil. The study evaluated the biometric traits of the plants, yield, the qualitative parameters of herbal raw material and weed infestation of the crop in dependence on growth simulators (Asahi SL, Bio-algeen, Titanit and the forecrop (winter wheat or spring barley + white mustard cover crop. Plots without foliar application of the growth stimulators were the control treatment. Tillage, mineral NPK fertilization as well as mechanical and chemical weed control were typical for this plant species and consistent with the recommendations for herbal plant protection. A hypothesis was made that the application of growth stimulators would have a positive effect on basil productivity, raw material quality and weed infestation of the basil crop. It was also assumed that the phytosanitary and fertilizing effects of the cover crop would result in higher and qualitatively better yield compared to the cereal forecrop alone (winter wheat. The best quantitative parameters of sweet basil raw material and the highest reduction in air-dry weight of weeds in the crop were observed after the application of the growth stimulators. The forecrop - spring barley + a white mustard cover crop that is ploughed in - also had a beneficial effect on yield and weed infestation of the plant in question. The traditional crop protection method used in the basil crop, without the application of the growth stimulators, resulted in a lower plant height and a smaller number of shoots per plant. This caused higher weed infestation of the crop and a decrease in yield. The positive side of the non-application of growth stimulators was a better chemical composition of basil raw material. Asahi SL and Tytanit yielded the best growth and productivity of the basil plants.

  12. Starch accumulation during hydroponic growth of spinach and basil plants under carbon dioxide enrichment

    Holbrook, G.P.; Hansen, J.; Wallick, K.; Zinnen, T.M. (North Illinois University, de Kalb, IL (USA). Dept. of Biological Sciences)

    1993-04-01

    The effects of CO[sub 2] enrichment, photoperiod duration, and inorganic phosphate levels on growth and starch accumulaton by spinach and basil plants were studied in a commercial hydroponic facility. During a 3-week growth period, both species exhibited increased whole-plant fresh weight as a result of an increase in atmospheric CO[sub 2] concentration from 400 to 1500 mul/1. However, basil leaves exhibited a 1.5- to 2-fold greater increase in specific leaf weight (SLW), and accumulated starch to much greater levels than did leaves of spinach. At 1500 mul CO[sub 2]/1, starch accounted for up to 38% of SLW with basil compared to [lt] 10% of SLW with spinach. The maximum ratio of starch/chlorophyll was 55.0 in basil leaves vs 8.0 in spinach leaves. High ratio values were associated with the appearance of chlorotic symptoms in leaves of basil grown under CO[sub 2] enrichment, whereas spinach did not exhibit chlorosis. Increasing inorganic phosphate concentrations from 0.7 to 1.8 mM in the hydroponic medium did not appreciably affect leaf starch accumulation in either species. Starch accumulation in basil leaves was not consistently related to the duration of the photoperiod. However, photoperiod-induced changes in leaf starch levels were much greater in basil than spinach. The results clearly indicate that different horticultural crops can show diverse responses to CO[sub 2] enrichment, and thus highlight the need to develop individual growth strategies to optimize production quality of each species.

  13. Universal platform for quantitative analysis of DNA transposition

    Pajunen Maria I

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Completed genome projects have revealed an astonishing diversity of transposable genetic elements, implying the existence of novel element families yet to be discovered from diverse life forms. Concurrently, several better understood transposon systems have been exploited as efficient tools in molecular biology and genomics applications. Characterization of new mobile elements and improvement of the existing transposition technology platforms warrant easy-to-use assays for the quantitative analysis of DNA transposition. Results Here we developed a universal in vivo platform for the analysis of transposition frequency with class II mobile elements, i.e., DNA transposons. For each particular transposon system, cloning of the transposon ends and the cognate transposase gene, in three consecutive steps, generates a multifunctional plasmid, which drives inducible expression of the transposase gene and includes a mobilisable lacZ-containing reporter transposon. The assay scores transposition events as blue microcolonies, papillae, growing within otherwise whitish Escherichia coli colonies on indicator plates. We developed the assay using phage Mu transposition as a test model and validated the platform using various MuA transposase mutants. For further validation and to illustrate universality, we introduced IS903 transposition system components into the assay. The developed assay is adjustable to a desired level of initial transposition via the control of a plasmid-borne E. coli arabinose promoter. In practice, the transposition frequency is modulated by varying the concentration of arabinose or glucose in the growth medium. We show that variable levels of transpositional activity can be analysed, thus enabling straightforward screens for hyper- or hypoactive transposase mutants, regardless of the original wild-type activity level. Conclusions The established universal papillation assay platform should be widely applicable to a variety of mobile elements. It can be used for mechanistic studies to dissect transposition and provides a means to screen or scrutinise transposase mutants and genes encoding host factors. In succession, improved versions of transposition systems should yield better tools for molecular biology and offer versatile genome modification vehicles for many types of studies, including gene therapy and stem cell research.

  14. Surgical Preparation of a Permanent Carotid Transposition in Sheep

    Liana V. Gouvêa; Ernane P. F. Novais; Ceci R. Leite; Fábio H.B. Ximenes; Ricardo M. Almeida; R. B. Molás; J. G. C. Palermo; C.E.V. Silva; Jose R. J. Borges; Eduardo M. M. Lima; Roberta de Ferro Godoy

    2011-01-01

    In large animal research, when frequent sampling of arterial blood is needed, the carotid artery transposition is the most used technique. The objective of this paper is to describe a new technique for carotid artery transposition in sheep and evaluate its effectiveness using the echo-Doppler ultrasound. The animals enrolled in this study had their carotid surgically elevated to the subcutaneous level, by suturing underneath muscles sternocephalic and brachiocephalic. None of the animals that...

  15. On the Interaction of Letter Transpositions and Morphemic Boundaries

    Rueckl, Jay G.; Rimzhim, Anurag

    2010-01-01

    Investigations of the impact of morphemic boundaries on transposed-letter priming effects have yielded conflicting results. Five masked priming lexical decision experiments were conducted to examine the interaction of letter transpositions and morphemic boundaries with English suffixed derivations. Experiments 1-3 found that responses to monomorphemic target words (e.g., SPEAK) were facilitated to the same extent by morphologically related primes containing letter transpositions that did (SPE...

  16. Changes in the chemical composition of basil caused by different drying procedures.

    Di Cesare, Luigi Francesco; Forni, Elisabetta; Viscardi, Daniela; Nani, Renato Carlo

    2003-06-01

    Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) leaves were dried using a microwave oven at atmospheric pressure or two traditional methods: air-drying at 50 degrees C and freeze-drying. The microwave-drying was carried out at different powers and times on raw basil leaves, while for air and freeze-drying techniques, both raw and blanched leaves were used. The raw and dried basil was analyzed for selected aroma compounds by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry-selected-ion-monitoring, the chlorophyll a and b by HPLC and the color by a reflected-light colorimeter. For dried samples microwaved for 1 min at 270, 2 min at 440, 1 min at 650, and 1 min at 1100 W, the percentage retentions of the characteristic volatile compounds (eucalyptol, linalool, eugenol, and methyl eugenol) were higher than in the samples dried by traditional methods, with the exception of freeze-dried unblenched basil. Microwave drying allowed a larger retention of chlorophyll pigments than air-drying and freeze-drying (with or without blanching) and preserved the color of the raw basil. Microwave drying requires a much shorter treatment and implied the simultaneous blanching of the material. PMID:12769527

  17. Acquired Jugular Vein Aneurysm

    Erkki Hopsu; Jussi Tarkkanen; Vento, Seija I.; Anne Pitkranta

    2009-01-01

    Venous malformations of the jugular veins are rare findings. Aneurysms and phlebectasias are the lesions most often reported. We report on an adult patient with an abruptly appearing large tumorous mass on the left side of the neck identified as a jugular vein aneurysm. Upon clinical examination with ultrasound, a lateral neck cyst was primarily suspected. Surgery revealed a saccular aneurysm in intimate connection with the internal jugular vein. Histology showed an organized hematoma inside ...

  18. First Cultivation Trials of Lemon Basil (Ocimum basilicum var. citriodorum in Turkey

    Sezen Tansi

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Lemon basil is grown as a culinary herb, used fresh and dried in floral arrangements, and potpourris. In this research we studied essential oil component and herb and oil yields of commercial lemon basil grown in Mediterranean region of Turkey. Lemon basil were cultivated under €ukurova conditions in Turkey, and could be harvested 3 times at the full-flowering. In our conditions, harvest number increased four providing that earlier sowing is performed. Total fresh leaf yield and total dried leaf yield were 2760 kg/da and 571.52 kg/da, respectively. Essential oil components in leaves and flowers were analyzed by GC. The maximum essential oil yield (0.71 % was obtained at the I. harvest time from the dried flowers. Main component of essential oil was citral. The maximum citral (neral+geraniol content (89.28 % was determined at the II. harvest time

  19. Effects of different substrates on basil seedlings quality (Ocimum basilicum L.

    Jela?i? Slavica

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study five different substrates were used, such as: compost; mixture of compost, Lumbrikus H and garden soil; mixture of compost and Lumbrikus H; mixture of compost, Lumbrikus H and peat Galicina and Seedling Klassman substrate. Basil seedling was produced in containers according to "speeding" system. The studies have shown that the best quality of basil seedling of varieties Genovese and Lattuga is achieved when the mixture of substrates Compost, Lumbrikus H and Galicina peat are applied in the volume proportion of 50% : 30% : 20%.

  20. Chemical composition of the essential oil of basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Lamiaceae

    Jelačić Slavica Ć.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In Serbia basil has been grown traditionally as a decorative, medicinal, seasoning and ritual herb, and there is a variety of different populations of basil. Basil is considered to have been brought to Serbia in the 12th century by monks returning from their pilgrimages. Essential oils isolated from herb of ten basil populations traditionally grown on the territory of the Republic of Serbia have been analyzed. The selected populations have been designated under codes from T-1 to T-10 and deposited in the Plant Genes Bank at Serbia and at the Institute for Crop Sciences of the Faculty of Agriculture in Belgrade. Essential oils of all tested basil populations were light yellow and had a specific aromatic scent. The composition of essential oil in the dry herb of the tested populations ranged from 0.87 to 1.84%. The results of gas chromatographic analysis of essential oils in tested basil populations pointed to their complex chemical composition and to the fact that they belong to the most appreciated European chemotype. In total thirty three components have been identified in the essential oils. The most common fraction of components in all tested oils was terpenoides. The predominant component in all essential oils is monoterpen linalol, ranging from 51.52 to 74.73%. Phenylpropranoid methylchavicol ranged from 2.49 to 18.97%. Essential oils of populations T-6, T-7, T-8 and T-10 were characterized by elevated 1.8-cineol (4.44, 3.70, 4.01 and 3.43%, respectively. Populations T-3 and T-4 in essential oil contained higher percent of geraniol (4.27 and 3.31%, respectively. In all ten essential oils sesquiterpen fraction consisted of greater number of components, with germacrene having special significance as it was found in high percentage in all populations. The highest content of germacrene was registered in population T-9 (4.30%, T-10 (4.18%, while in others it ranged from 2.17 to 3.69%. Basil populations traditionally grown in Serbia have exceptional quality. They represent an excellent raw material for the production of basil essential oils, for the needs of pharmaceutical, food and chemical industry.

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  5. Daytime Solar Heating Controls Downy Mildew Peronospora belbahrii in Sweet Basil.

    Cohen, Yigal; Rubin, Avia E

    2015-01-01

    The biotrophic oomycete Peronospora belbahrii causes a devastating downy mildew disease in sweet basil. Due to the lack of resistant cultivars current control measures rely heavily on fungicides. However, resistance to fungicides and strict regulation on their deployment greatly restrict their use. Here we report on a 'green' method to control this disease. Growth chamber studies showed that P. belbahrii could hardly withstand exposure to high temperatures; exposure of spores, infected leaves, or infected plants to 35-45 °C for 6-9 hours suppressed its survival. Therefore, daytime solar heating was employed in the field to control the downy mildew disease it causes in basil. Covering growth houses of sweet basil already infected with downy mildew with transparent infra-red-impermeable, transparent polyethylene sheets raised the daily maximal temperature during sunny hours by 11-22 °C reaching 40-58 °C (greenhouse effect). Such coverage, applied for a few hours during 1-3 consecutive days, had a detrimental effect on the survival of P. belbahrii: killing the pathogen and/or suppressing disease progress while enhancing growth of the host basil plants. PMID:25992649

  6. Basil Bernstein and Emile Durkheim: Two Theories of Change in Educational Systems

    Cherkaoui, Mohamed

    1977-01-01

    Attempts to draw out parallels and differences between Emile Durkheim's and Basil Bernstein's theories of educational systems and highlights Bernstein's reformulation of certain features of Durkheim's thought. Focuses on the role of the school, curriculum change, and social conflict. (Author/RK)

  7. Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. essential oil and extracts obtained by supercritical fluid extraction

    Zeković Zoran P.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The extracts obtained from sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. by hydrodistillation and supercritical fluid extraction (SFE were qualitative and quantitative analyzed by GC-MS and GC-FID. Essential oil (EO content of basil sample, determined by an official method, was 0.565% (V/w. The yields of basil obtained by SFE were from 0.719 to 1.483% (w/w, depending on the supercritical fluid (carbon dioxide density (from 0.378 to 0.929 g mL-1. The dominant compounds detected in all investigated samples (EO obtained by hydrodistillation and different SFE extracts were: linalool, as the major compound of basil EO (content from 10.14 to 49.79%, w/w, eugenol (from 3.74 to 9.78% and ä-cardinene (from 3.94 to 8.07%. The quantitative results of GC-MS from peak areas and by GC-FID using external standard method involving main standards, were compared and discussed. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 31013

  8. Chemical control of downy mildew on lettuce and basil under greenhouse.

    Gullino, M L; Gilardi, G; Garibaldi, A

    2009-01-01

    Eight experimental trials were carried out during 2007 and 2008 to evaluate the efficacy of different fungicides against downy mildew of lettuce (Bremia lactucae) and basil (Peronospora belbahrii) under greenhouse conditions, at temperatures ranging from 19 to 24 degrees C. The mixture fluopicolide (fungicide belonging to the + propamocarb hydrochloride (fungicide belonging to the new chemical class of acyl-picolides) was compared with metalaxyl m + copper, zoxamide + mancozeb, iprovalicarb + Cu, fenamidone + fosetyl-Al and azoxystrobin. Two treatments were carried out at 8-12 day interval on lettuce and basil. The artificial inoculation of B. lactucae on lettuce (cv Cobham Green) and P. belbahrii. on basil (cv Genovese gigante) was carried out by using 1 x 10(5) CFU/ml 24 h after the first treatment. In the presence of a medium-high disease severity, all fungicides tested in these trials were effective against downy mildew on lettuce and basil as the other fungicides already available. The importance of the availability of a number of different chemicals to control downy mildews is discussed. PMID:20222581

  9. Diversity in chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian landraces of sweet basil

    Ghasemi Pirbalouti Abdollah

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Ocimum basilicum L. belongs to the family Lamiaceae is an herb that is extensively cultivated in some countries. Areal parts, especially leaves of sweet basil are widely used to enhance the flavour of foods such as salads, pasta, tomato products, vegetables, pizza, meat, soups, marine foods, confectioneries and other products. Essential oil yield and chemical components of two Iranian landraces of sweet basil including Purple and Green grown south-central of Iran (Isfahan province were investigated. The hydro-distillated oils were analyzed by GC-MS. The oil yields were obtained from the aerial of Purple with 0.56 ml/100 g dry matter and the aerial of Green with 0.48 ml/100 g dry matter. Results indicated significant differences (p < 0.01 among the aerial for the main constituents in the essential oil from two Iranian landraces of sweet basil. The major constituents of the essential oil from the aerial of Purple landrace were methyl chavicol or estragol (63.32% and linalool (7.96%. The main compositions of the essential oil from the aerial of Green landrace were methyl chavicol (31.82%, geranial (24.60% and neral (22.65%. Genarlly, a comparison of our results with the previous reports suggests differences in the essential oil compositions and oil yield of the plant material could be attributed to genetic diversity in two Iranian landraces of sweet basil.

  10. Chicoric Acid Levels in Commercial Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Echinacea purpurea Products

    Recently, we reported fresh basil (Ocimum basilicum) leaves contain chicoric acid, which is the principal phenolic compound in Echinacea purpurea and purportedly an active ingredient in dietary supplements derived from E. purpurea. Here we present the results from a study evaluating chicoric acid co...

  11. Congenital preduodenal portal vein

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  12. Congenital preduodenal portal vein

    Lee, Sang Jin; Hwang, Mi Soo; Huh, Young Soo; Park, Bok Hwan [College of Medicine, Youngnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of)

    1991-03-15

    Congenital preduodenal portal vein, first reported by Knight in 1921, is an extremely rare congenital anomaly in which the portal vein passes anteriorly to the duodenum rather than posteriorly in its normal location. It is of surgical significance because it may cause difficulties in operations involving the gall bladder, biliary duct, or duodenum. Recently, we experienced 2 cases of preduodenal portal vein. One was found during surgical exploration for the diagnosis and correction of malrotation of the bowels and the other in a 3 day-old male newborn associated with dextrocardia, situs inversus, and duodenal obstruction by diaphragm. We report these 2 cases with a review of the literature.

  13. Ovarian vein thrombosis

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a well-known but rare entity, which can occur during the post-partum period. This condition has also been associated with inflammatory and malignant processes within the pelvis. Untreated, complications of ovarian vein thrombosis can be significant due to the associated sepsis and risk of pulmonary embolism. Diagnosis can be made with confidence using ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment of ovarian vein thrombosis is particularly important in the post-partum patients, with anticoagulation therapy being the current recommendation.

  14. A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk

    Bormashenko, Olena

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the mixing time of the random transposition walk on the symmetric group. While it has long been known that this walk mixes in order n*log(n) time, this result has not previously been attained using coupling. A coupling argument showing the correct order mixing time is presented. This is accomplished by first projecting to conjugacy classes, and then using the Bubley-Dyer path coupling construction. In order to obtain appropriate bounds on the time it takes the path coupling to meet, ideas from Schramm's paper "Compositions of Random Transpositions" are used.

  15. Surgery for transposition of great arteries: A historical perspective

    Supreet P Marathe

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The history of surgery for transposition of great arteries (TGA has paralleled the history of cardiac surgery. In fact, it began before the birth of open heart surgery when the palliative Blalock-Hanlon septectomy was first performed in 1948. The atrial switch, which was an attempt to correct the physiology of transposition, had significant shortcomings. The arterial switch sought to address them. This has emerged as an anatomically as well as physiologically appropriate solution. Today we continue to pursue technical refinements as well as try to expand the indications of the arterial switch. This review traces the various milestones in this perpetual journey.

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  17. Protective effect of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) against oxidative DNA damage and mutagenesis.

    Beri?, Tanja; Nikoli?, Biljana; Stanojevi?, Jasna; Vukovi?-Gaci?, Branka; Knezevi?-Vukcevi?, Jelena

    2008-02-01

    Mutagenic and antimutagenic properties of essential oil (EO) of basil and its major constituent Linalool, reported to possess antioxidative properties, were examined in microbial tests. In Salmonella/microsome and Escherichia. coli WP2 reversion assays both derivatives (0.25-2.0 microl/plate) showed no mutagenic effect. Salmonella. typhimurium TA98, TA100 and TA102 strains displayed similar sensitivity to both basil derivatives as non-permeable E. coli WP2 strains IC185 and IC202 oxyR. Moreover, the toxicity of basil derivatives to WP2 strains did not depend on OxyR function. The reduction of t-BOOH-induced mutagenesis by EO and Linalool (30-60%) was obtained in repair proficient strains of the E. coli K12 assay (Nikoli?, B., Stanojevi?, J., Miti?, D., Vukovi?-Gaci?, B., Knezevi?-Vukcevi?, J., Simi?, D., 2004. Comparative study of the antimutagenic potential of vitamin E in different E. coli strains. Mutat. Res. 564, 31-38), as well as in E. coli WP2 IC202 strain. EO and Linalool reduced spontaneous mutagenesis in mismatch repair deficient E. coli K12 strains (27-44%). In all tests, antimutagenic effect of basil derivatives was comparable with that obtained with model antioxidant vitamin E. Linalool and vitamin E induced DNA strand breaks in Comet assay on S. cerevisiae 3A cells, but at non-genotoxic concentrations (0.075 and 0.025 microg/ml, respectively) they reduced the number of H(2)O(2)-induced comets (45-70% Linalool and 80-93% vitamin E). Obtained results indicate that antigenotoxic potential of basil derivatives could be attributed to their antioxidative properties. PMID:17980946

  18. Microbiological Status and Food Safety Compliance of Commercial Basil Production Systems.

    de Bruin, Willeke; Otto, Denise; Korsten, Lise

    2016-01-01

    Basil has been implicated in a number of microbe-associated foodborne illnesses across the world, and the source of contamination has often been traced back to the production and/or processing stages of the supply chain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the microbiological quality of fresh basil from the point of production to the retail outlet in the Gauteng and Northwest Provinces of South Africa. A total of 463 samples were collected over a 3-month period from two large-scale commercial herb producing and processing companies and three retail outlets. The microbiological quality of the samples was assessed based on the presence or absence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium and the levels of the indicator bacteria E. coli and total coliforms. Salmonella Typhimurium was detected on four basil samples (0.9%) arriving at the processing facility and at dispatch, but no E. coli O157:H7 was detected throughout the study. Total coliform counts were 0.4 to 4.1 CFU/g for basil, 1.9 to 3.4 log CFU/ml for water, and 0.2 to 1.7 log CFU/cm(2) for contact surfaces, whereas E. coli was detected in the water samples and only once on basil. The Colilert-18 and membrane filter methods were used to analyze water samples, and a comparison of results revealed that the Colilert-18 method was more sensitive. Strong evidence suggests that high numbers of coliforms do not necessarily indicate the presence of Salmonella Typhimurium. The study results highlight the importance of effective implementation of food safety management systems in the fresh produce industry. PMID:26735028

  19. Seed Germination and Early Growth Responses of Hyssop, Sweet Basil and Oregano to Temperature Levels

    Sajad MIJANI

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of this survey were to determine the effect of temperature on germination and seedling growth of Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L., Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and Oregano (Origanum vulgare L. (Lamiaceae family as well as comparing species regarding germination behavior and growth characteristics. Seeds were germinated on a temperature-gradient bar varying between 5 and 40 °C (with 5 °C intervals. Results indicated that the highest germination percentage of hyssop (92-98%, sweet basil (86-90% and oregano (74-77% occurred at 20-30 °C, 25-30 °C and 20-30 °C, respectively; therefore, moderate and warm temperatures are proper for germination of all species. In all species the maximum germination rate obtained at 30 °C. Among all species, Day 10 % of Sweet basil Germination had the lowest value, which indicates faster germination. The cardinal temperatures (base, optimum and ceiling or maximum were estimated by the segmented model. Base temperature (Tb was calculated for hyssop, sweet basil and oregano as 3.42, 5.70 and 5.46 °C, respectively. Optimal temperature (To calculated for all species was approximately 30°C, So warmer temperatures are much more proper for them. The species showed different maximum temperatures (Tm from 42.91 (Oregano to 48.05 °C (Hyssop. In Hyssop and Sweet basil optimum growth of seedlings were observed at 30°C while Oregano reached its best growth at 25°C. The difference between maximum and minimum temperatures of germination knowing as temperature range (TR index could show adaptation capability to broad sites for planting and domestication. Regarding this index Hyssop stood in the first place.

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    Sharma, Nynne; Cai, Yujia; Bak, Rasmus O; Jakobsen, Martin Roelsgaard; Schrder, Lisbeth Dahl; Mikkelsen, Jacob Giehm

    2013-01-01

    a carrier of the vector raises safety concerns due to the undesirable administration of bacterial sequences. To optimize vectors based on the Sleeping Beauty (SB) DNA transposon for clinical use, we examine here SB transposition from DNA minicircles (MCs) devoid of the bacterial plasmid backbone...

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  4. Complete penoscrotal transposition: case report and review of the literature.

    Sexton, Philippa; Thomas, Joseph T; Petersen, Scott; Brown, Nicole; Arms, Jane E; Bryan, Jenny; Harraway, James; Gardener, Glenn

    2015-01-01

    Penoscrotal transposition is a rare congenital abnormality. We report a case presenting prenatally with ambiguous genitalia and renal anomaly on obstetric ultrasound and fetal MRI and discuss the postnatal examination and autopsy findings. We present a review of the literature, including associated gene abnormalities. PMID:25115217

  5. Efficient Sleeping Beauty DNA Transposition From DNA Minicircles

    Sharma, Nynne; Cai, Yujia; Bak, Rasmus O; Jakobsen, Martin R; Schrøder, Lisbeth Dahl; Mikkelsen, Jacob Giehm

    2013-01-01

    DNA transposon-based vectors have emerged as new potential delivery tools in therapeutic gene transfer. Such vectors are now showing promise in hematopoietic stem cells and primary human T cells, and clinical trials with transposon-engineered cells are on the way. However, the use of plasmid DNA as a carrier of the vector raises safety concerns due to the undesirable administration of bacterial sequences. To optimize vectors based on the Sleeping Beauty (SB) DNA transposon for clinical use, we examine here SB transposition from DNA minicircles (MCs) devoid of the bacterial plasmid backbone. Potent DNA transposition, directed by the hyperactive SB100X transposase, is demonstrated from MC donors, and the stable transfection rate is significantly enhanced by expressing the SB100X transposase from MCs. The stable transfection rate is inversely related to the size of circular donor, suggesting that a MC-based SB transposition system benefits primarily from an increased cellular uptake and/or enhanced expression which can be observed with DNA MCs. DNA transposon and transposase MCs are easily produced, are favorable in size, do not carry irrelevant DNA, and are robust substrates for DNA transposition. In accordance, DNA MCs should become a standard source of DNA transposons not only in therapeutic settings but also in the daily use of the SB system. PMID:23443502

  6. Relational Learning in a Context of Transposition: A Review

    Lazareva, Olga F.

    2012-01-01

    In a typical transposition task, an animal is presented with a single pair of stimuli (for example, S3+S4-, where plus and minus denote reward and nonreward and digits denote stimulus location on a sensory dimension such as size). Subsequently, an animal is presented with a testing pair that contains a previously reinforced or nonreinforced

  7. Fusion of reverse-oriented Ds termini following abortive transposition in Arabidopsis: implications for the mechanism of Ac/Ds transposition.

    Krishnaswamy, Lakshminarasimhan; Zhang, Jianbo; Peterson, Thomas

    2010-04-01

    We studied the products of alternative transposition reactions that utilize reverse-oriented Ds termini as substrates. In this configuration, Ds transposition can generate genome rearrangements including deletions, inversions, and reciprocal translocations. In approximately half of the transposition products recovered in Arabidopsis, the termini of the reversed ends Ds element were ligated together. The sequences at these fused-end junctions suggest that the excised transposon termini form covalently closed hairpin structures. These results shed new light on the mechanism of Ac/Ds transposition. PMID:20179935

  8. Tagliatelle technique for arteriovenous fistula creation using a great saphenous vein semipanel graft.

    Alomran, Faris; Boura, Benoit; Mallios, Alexandros; De Blic, Romain; Costanzo, Alessandro; Combes, Myriam

    2013-12-01

    Lower limb arteriovenous (AV) access creation can be attempted in patients where upper limb options are exhausted. Utilization of the great saphenous vein as a conduit for AV access has been limited due to its small diameter and resistance to dilatation. Lower limb AV fistulas today are mostly either prosthetic grafts with high rates of infection and thrombosis or transposition of the femoral vein that can lead to limb-threatening venous hypertension. In this report, we describe an optimized technique for reconstruction of the great saphenous vein to serve as a dialysis conduit. This semipanel graft reconstruction effectively doubles the diameter of the conduit without disruption of the deep venous circulation and also mitigates the requirement for a venovenous anastomosis. PMID:23973450

  9. Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis.

    Valla, Dominique

    2015-07-01

    Splanchnic vein thrombosis includes thrombosis of the hepatic venous system (Budd-Chiari syndrome) and thrombosis of the portal venous system. Both conditions share uncommon prothrombotic disorders as causal factors, among which myeloproliferative neoplasms rank first. Budd-Chiari syndrome presents with acute or chronic, asymptomatic or severe liver disease. Diagnosis depends on noninvasive imaging of the obstructed hepatic venous outflow tract. A spontaneously fatal course can be prevented by a stepwise approach: (1) anticoagulation therapy, specific therapy for underlying disease, and medical or endoscopic management of liver-related complications, (2) angioplasty/stenting in a second step, and (3) eventually the insertion of transjugular intrahepatic stent shunt or liver transplantation. Recent portal vein thrombosis mostly jeopardizes the gut. Early anticoagulation prevents thrombus extension but is incompletely successful in achieving recanalization. Chronic portal vein thrombosis is complicated by bleeding related to portal hypertension, which can be prevented by usual pharmacological and endoscopic means. The prevention of recurrent thrombosis is achieved by anticoagulation therapy the impact of which on the risk of bleeding remains unclear. Portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis is likely neither a direct consequence of nor a direct cause for liver disease progression. Therefore, the indications and effects of anticoagulation therapy for portal vein thrombosis in patients with cirrhosis remain uncertain. PMID:26080307

  10. Characterization of the Bacterial Community Naturally Present on Commercially Grown Basil Leaves: Evaluation of Sample Preparation Prior to Culture-Independent Techniques

    Siele Ceuppens

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Fresh herbs such as basil constitute an important food commodity worldwide. Basil provides considerable culinary and health benefits, but has also been implicated in foodborne illnesses. The naturally occurring bacterial community on basil leaves is currently unknown, so the epiphytic bacterial community was investigated using the culture-independent techniques denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE and next-generation sequencing (NGS. Sample preparation had a major influence on the results from DGGE and NGS: Novosphingobium was the dominant genus for three different basil batches obtained by maceration of basil leaves, while washing of the leaves yielded lower numbers but more variable dominant bacterial genera including Klebsiella, Pantoea, Flavobacterium, Sphingobacterium and Pseudomonas. During storage of basil, bacterial growth and shifts in the bacterial community were observed with DGGE and NGS. Spoilage was not associated with specific bacterial groups and presumably caused by physiological tissue deterioration and visual defects, rather than by bacterial growth.

  11. Pelvic Vein Embolisation in the Management of Varicose Veins

    Pelvic vein incompetence is common in patients with atypical varicose veins, contributing to their recurrence after surgery. Therefore, refluxing pelvic veins should be identified and treated. We present our experience with pelvic vein embolisation in patients presenting with varicose veins. Patients presenting with varicose veins with a duplex-proven contribution from perivulval veins undergo transvaginal duplex sonography (TVUS) to identify refluxing pelvic veins. Those with positive scans undergo embolisation before surgical treatment of their lower limb varicose veins. A total of 218 women (mean age of 46.3 years) were treated. Parity was documented in the first 60 patients, of whom 47 (78.3%) were multiparous, 11 (18.3%) had had one previous pregnancy, and 2 (3.3%) were nulliparous. The left ovarian vein was embolised in 78%, the right internal iliac in 64.7%, the left internal iliac in 56.4%, and the right ovarian vein in 42.2% of patients. At follow-up TVUS, mild reflux only was seen in 16, marked persistent reflux in 6, and new reflux in 3 patients. These 9 women underwent successful repeat embolisation. Two patients experienced pulmonary embolisation of the coils, of whom 1 was asymptomatic and 1 was successfully retrieved; 1 patient had a misplaced coil protruding into the common femoral vein; and 1 patient had perineal thrombophlebitis. The results of our study showed that pelvic venous embolisation by way of a transjugular approach is a safe and effective technique in the treatment of pelvic vein reflux.

  12. Potential Activity of Basil Plants as a Source of Antioxidants and Anticancer Agents as Affected by Organic and Bio-organic Fertilization

    Hanan Anwar Aly TAIE; Zeinab Abd-EL Rahman SALAMA; Radwan, Samir

    2010-01-01

    Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a popular culinary herbal crop grown for fresh or dry leaf, essential oil and seed markets. Recently, basil was shown to rank highest among species and herbal crops for phenolic compounds, essential oils which are associated with decreasing risks of cancer and aging diseases. The current study aimed to evaluate the potential activity of phenolic, flavonoids and essential oil of basil as antioxidant and anticancer activities by application organic and bio-orga...

  13. Spontaneous Iliac Vein Rupture

    Kim, Dae Hwan; Park, Hyung Sub; Lee, Taeseung

    2015-01-01

    Spontaneous iliac vein rupture (SIVR) is a rare entity, which usually occurs without a precipitating factor, but can be a life-threatening emergency often requiring an emergency operation. This is a case report of SIVR in a 62-year-old female who presented to the emergency room with left leg swelling. Workup with contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a left leg deep vein thrombosis with May-Thurner syndrome and a hematoma in the pelvic cavity without definite evidence of arterial ble...

  14. Daytime Solar Heating Controls Downy Mildew Peronospora belbahrii in Sweet Basil

    Cohen, Yigal; Rubin, Avia E.

    2015-01-01

    The biotrophic oomycete Peronospora belbahrii causes a devastating downy mildew disease in sweet basil. Due to the lack of resistant cultivars current control measures rely heavily on fungicides. However, resistance to fungicides and strict regulation on their deployment greatly restrict their use. Here we report on a ‘green’ method to control this disease. Growth chamber studies showed that P. belbahrii could hardly withstand exposure to high temperatures; exposure of spores, infected leaves...

  15. Effect of silica Nanoparticles on Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Under Salinity Stress

    Manizheh Kalteh; Zarrin Taj Alipour; Shahram Ashraf; Maryam Marashi Aliabadi; Alireza Falah Nosratabadi

    2014-01-01

    Application of nanofertilizers is one of the promising methods for increasing resources use efficiency and reducing environmental pollutions. Uncontrolled application of chemical fertilizer and pesticides has caused many problems to human health and domestic animals. Nanofertilizers application could be a suitable way to reduce these problems. Accordingly, in order to assess the silicon nanoparticles effect on some vegetative features of basil under salinity stress, a factorial experiment bas...

  16. Efficacy of wash solutions in recovering Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Toxoplasma gondii from basil.

    Chandra, Venessa; Torres, Maria; Ortega, Ynés R

    2014-08-01

    Parasitic diseases can be acquired by ingestion of contaminated raw or minimally processed fresh produce (herbs and fruits). The sensitivity of methods used to detect parasites on fresh produce depends in part on the efficacy of wash solutions in removing them from suspect samples. In this study, six wash solutions (sterile E-Pure water, 3% levulinic acid-3% sodium dodecyl sulfate, 1 M glycine, 0.1 M phosphate-buffered saline, 0.1% Alconox, and 1% HCl-pepsin) were evaluated for their effectiveness in removing Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cryptosporidium parvum, and Toxoplasma gondii from basil. One hundred or 1,000 oocysts of these parasites were inoculated onto the adaxial surfaces of 25 g of basil leaves, placed in stomacher bags, and stored for 1 h at 21°C or 24 h at 4°C. Leaves were hand washed in each wash solution for 1 min. DNA was extracted from the wash solutions and amplified using PCR for the detection of all parasites. Oocysts inoculated at a concentration of 1,000 oocysts per 25 g of basil were detected in all wash solutions. At an inoculum concentration of 100 oocysts per 25 g, oocysts were detected in 18.5 to 92.6% of the wash solutions. The lowest variability in recovering oocysts from basil inoculated with 100 oocysts was observed in 1% HCl-pepsin wash solution. Oocyst recovery rates were higher at 1 h than at 24 h postinoculation. Unlike most bacteria, parasites cannot be enriched; therefore, an optimal recovery process for oocysts from suspected foods is critical. The observations in this study provide guidance concerning the selection of wash solutions giving the highest retrieval of parasite oocysts. PMID:25198596

  17. Chemical composition and antimicrobial activities of leaves of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) herb

    Hadush Gebrehiwot; R. K. Bachetti; Aman Dekebo

    2015-01-01

    Background: Leaves and flowering parts of Ocimum basilicum are believed to be rich of different phytochemicals and are traditionally used as antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, digestive, galactogogue, stomachic, and tonic agents. Hence, the study was designed to evaluate the phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activities of the leaves of sweet basil (O. basilicum) herb. Methods: The leaf extract was used for screening of phytochemicals. A small amount of the powdered leaves of ...

  18. Model prenatal program of Rush Medical College at St. Basil's Free Peoples Clinic, Chicago.

    Bardack, M A; Thompson, S. H.

    1993-01-01

    The lack of adequate prenatal and gynecological care for indigent women has reached crisis proportions. The situation is aggravated by the diminishing supply of primary care physicians who are willing to practice obstetrics in community settings. Added to this condition is the rapidly declining number of medical students seeking careers in the primary care field. The Rush Prenatal Program at St. Basil's Free Peoples Clinic on Chicago's south side addresses these problems by (a) delivering com...

  19. Chemical Analysis of Flaxseed, Sweet Basil, Dragon Head and Quince Seed Mucilages

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Mucilage, a complex carbohydrate with a great capacity to absorb water, should be considered a potential source of industrial hydrocolloid.To examine moisture, dry weight, yield, ash and protein content, mucilaginous material were extracted from seeds by mixing the seeds with distilled water (1:20 w/v, stirring the seed-water mixtures for 3 h at 75�C, separating the mucilage extract from the seeds by filtration through a muslin and were precipitated with 3 times its volumes of 96% ethanol. The precipitates were separated by centrifugation (6500 rpm, 15 min. The data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Tukey test and compared in one significant levels of p< 0.05. The linseed mucilage had 4.57% moisture, 95.43% dry weight, 8.6% yield, 5.8% ash and 12.3% protein. The basil mucilage had 4.86% moisture, 95.14% dry weight, 2.07% yield, 0.84% ash and 10.9% protein. The dragon head mucilage had 4.93% moisture, 95.06% dry weight, 1.88% yield, 0.28% ash and 45.7% protein. The quince mucilage had 4.38% moisture, 95.62% dry weight, 10.9% yield, 8.24% ash and 20.9% protein. Results showed significant differences in yield mucilage content between flaxseed and quince with together and with basil and dragon head. Significant differences in ash content were observed between flaxseed and quince with basil and dragon head. The dragon head had significant difference in protein content with flaxseed, basil and quince.

  20. SOME CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE IN VITRO BEHAVIOUR OF BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM L)

    Daniela Elena Maftei; Gogu Gheorghita; Daniela Nicuta

    2006-01-01

    In vitro cultures of basil were initiated using shoot tips from plants grown in the laboratory. It was noticed that shoot tips and nodes’ inoculation on MS medium supplemented with cytokinins, auxins or with cytokinins combined with auxins induces caulogenesis and root generation, providing neoplantlets. Adding only 2,4-D or 2,4-D combined with a cytokinin to the nourishing medium, the main reaction of the explants (nodes, internodes, roots, leaves) was formation of compact, n...

  1. Higher Potassium Concentration in Shoots Reduces Gray Mold in Sweet Basil.

    Yermiyahu, Uri; Israeli, Lior; David, Dalia Rav; Faingold, Inna; Elad, Yigal

    2015-08-01

    Nutritional elements can affect plant susceptibility to plant pathogens, including Botrytis cinerea. We tested the effect of potassium (K) fertilization on gray mold in sweet basil grown in pots, containers, and soil. Increased K in the irrigation water and in the sweet basil tissue resulted in an exponential decrease in gray mold severity. Potassium supplied to plants by foliar application resulted in a significant decrease in gray mold in plants grown with a low rate of K fertigation. Lower K fertigation resulted in a significant increase in B. cinerea infection under semi-commercial conditions. Gray mold severity in harvested shoots was significantly negatively correlated with K concentration in the irrigation solution, revealing resistance to B. cinerea infection as a result of high K concentration in sweet basil tissue. Gray mold was reduced following K foliar application of the plants. In general, there was no synergy between the fertigation and foliar spray treatments. Proper K fertilization can replace some of the required chemical fungicide treatments and it may be integrated into gray mold management for improved disease suppression. PMID:25760521

  2. Different species of basil need different ammonium to nitrate ratio in hydroponics' system

    M. SAADATIAN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Basil is a very important medicinal plant and culinary spice, and is marketed fresh, dried or frozen. In crop nutrition, nitrogen is essential for plant growth and as a macro-element, is part of the proteins’ structure and participates in the metabolic processes involved in the synthesis and energy transfer. It has been shown that a balance between ammonium and nitrate favors plant growth and that the degree of benefit varies among crops. This study was conducted to evaluate the growth of two varieties of basil in function of four nutrient solutions containing different NH4+/NO3- ratios. Results showed that different variety response differently to nutrient solution. Although the highest yield in both varieties (sweet and purple was obtained when fed by nutrient solution without ammonium but their response on quality indices were different due to nitrate ammonium ratio in nutrient solutions. The highest total phenol content of sweet and purple basil was 92 and 100 mg gallic acid equivalent per gram of dry weight respectively, while the highest antioxidant capacity was obtained in purple variety grown in nutrient solution 2 (NH4+:1/NO3:4 and the lowest value were related to sweet variety with the same nutrient solution. Moderate content of total nitrogen can be suitable for sweet variety while for purple variety nutrient solution with low amount of ammonium can be more suitable.

  3. SNP discovery by mismatch-targeting of Mu transposition

    Orsini, Luisa; Pajunen, Maria; Hanski, Ilkka; Savilahti, Harri

    2007-01-01

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) represent a valuable resource for the mapping of human disease genes and induced mutations in model organisms. SNPs may become the markers of choice also for population ecology and evolutionary studies, but their isolation for non-model organisms with unsequenced genomes is often difficult. Here, we describe a rapid and cost-effective strategy to isolate SNPs that exploits the property of the bacteriophage Mu transposition machinery to target mismatched DNA sites and thereby to effectively detect polymorphic loci. To demonstrate the methodology, we isolated 164 SNPs from the unsequenced genome of the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia), a much-studied species in population biology, and we validated 24 of them. The strategy involves standard molecular biology techniques as well as undemanding MuA transposase-catalyzed in vitro transposition reactions, and it is applicable to any organism. PMID:17311815

  4. Deep Vein Thrombosis

    2012-04-05

    This podcast discusses the risk for deep vein thrombosis in long-distance travelers and ways to minimize that risk.  Created: 4/5/2012 by National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).   Date Released: 4/5/2012.

  5. The vein collar

    Lundgren, F; Schroeder, Torben Veith

    2012-01-01

    Randomized studies evaluating the effect of a vein collar at the distal anastomosis of PTFE-grafts show conflicting results. The study of the Joint Vascular Research Group (JVRG) of UK found improved primary patency while the Scandinavian Miller Collar Study (SCAMICOS) found neither any effect on...

  6. Living with Deep Vein Thrombosis

    ... the NHLBI on Twitter. Living With Deep Vein Thrombosis NHLBI Resources Pulmonary Embolism (Health Topics) Non-NHLBI Resources Deep Vein Thrombosis (MedlinePlus) Pulmonary Embolism (MedlinePlus) Clinical Trials Children and ...

  7. Cerebral and Sinus Vein Thrombosis

    ... Password Sign In Cardiology Patient Page Cerebral and Sinus Vein Thrombosis Stephan Moll , MD ; Beth Waldron , MA ... the blood from the brain is called a sinus or cerebral vein thrombosis. It is an uncommon ...

  8. M-Plasty for Correction of Incomplete Penoscrotal Transposition

    Manjunath, KN; Venkatesh, MS

    2014-01-01

    Penoscrotal transposition (PST) is a rare anomaly of the external genitalia that can be complete or incomplete while incomplete type is more common. Various surgical methods are described for correction of incomplete PST. Modified Glenn Anderson’s method is commonly used. This method is known to cause major penile lymphoedema following surgery. Various modifications have been described to preserve the dorsal penile skin to reduce this lymphoedema. We present here our experience with M-Plasty,...

  9. Transposition of Great Arteries: New Insights into the Pathogenesis

    Unolt, Marta; Putotto, Carolina; Silvestri, Lucia M.; Marino, Dario; Scarabotti, Alessia; Valerio Massaccesi,; Caiaro, Angela; Versacci, Paolo; Marino, Bruno

    2013-01-01

    Transposition of great arteries (TGA) is one of the most common and severe congenital heart diseases (CHD). It is also one of the most mysterious CHD because it has no precedent in phylogenetic and ontogenetic development, it does not represent an alternative physiological model of blood circulation and its etiology and morphogenesis are still largely unknown. However, recent epidemiologic, experimental, and genetic data suggest new insights into the pathogenesis. TGA is very rarely associate...

  10. Collateral veins in left renal vein stenosis demonstrated via CT.

    Lien, H H; Lund, G; Talle, K

    1983-02-01

    Twelve patients with left renal vein stenosis from tumor compression were studied with CT. All had distended collateral veins in the perirenal space which either formed a radiating or a cobweb pattern or appeared as marked longitudinal veins. Inferior phrenic vein branches were seen in seven patients and were considerably enlarged in two. Other major veins possibly taking part in collateral circulation could not be recognized due to obliteration of fat planes. The renal fascia was thickened in eleven patients, probably due to edema. A close study of the perirenal space with CT may give valuable information about collateral development. PMID:6840101

  11. Collateral veins in left renal vein stenosis demonstrated via CT

    Lien, H.H.; Lund, G.; Talle, K.

    1983-02-01

    Twelve patients with left renal vein stenosis from tumor compression were studied with CT. All had distended collateral veins in the perirenal space which either formed a radiating or a cobweb pattern or appeared as marked longitudinal veins. Inferior phrenic vein branches were seen in seven patients and were considerably enlarged in two. Other major veins possibly taking part in collateral circulation could not be recognized due to obliteration of fat planes. The renal fascia was thickened in eleven patients, probably due to edema. A close study of the perirenal space with CT may give valuable information about collateral development.

  12. Collateral veins in left renal vein stenosis demonstrated via CT

    Twelve patients with left renal vein stenosis from tumor compression were studied with CT. All had distended collateral veins in the perirenal space which either formed a radiating or a cobweb pattern or appeared as marked longitudinal veins. Inferior phrenic vein branches were seen in seven patients and were considerably enlarged in two. Other major veins possibly taking part in collateral circulation could not be recognized due to obliteration of fat planes. The renal fascia was thickened in eleven patients, probably due to edema. A close study of the perirenal space with CT may give valuable information about collateral development. (orig.)

  13. Remarkable Site Specificity of Local Transposition Into the Hsp70 Promoter of Drosophila melanogaster

    Shilova, Victoria Y.; Garbuz, David G; Myasyankina, Elena N.; Chen, Bing; Evgen'ev, Michael B.; Feder, Martin E; Zatsepina, Olga G.

    2006-01-01

    Heat-shock genes have numerous features that ought to predispose them to insertional mutagenesis via transposition. To elucidate the evolvability of heat-shock genes via transposition, we have exploited a local transposition technique and Drosophila melanogaster strains with EPgy2 insertions near the Hsp70 gene cluster at 87A7 to produce numerous novel EPgy2 insertions into these Hsp70 genes. More than 50% of 45 independent insertions were made into two adjacent nucleotides in the proximal pr...

  14. Considerations and concerting on the european directive transposition to the internal gas market

    In the framework of the directive 98/30/CE transposition on the the gas internal market, a report has been asked by the First Ministry to define the new form of the gas utilities. The directive deals with the competition opening. The first part presents the gas market organization in France, today and after the transposition. The second part analyses the big stakes of this transposition. (A.L.B)

  15. RNA-mediated transposition of the tobacco retrotransposon Tnt1 in Arabidopsis thaliana.

    H Lucas; Feuerbach, F; Kunert, K; Grandbastien, M.A.; Caboche, M.

    1995-01-01

    The tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) retrotransposon Tnt1 was introduced into Arabidopsis thaliana. In this heterologous host plant species, Tnt1 undergoes an RNA-mediated transposition and creates a 5 bp duplication at the insertion sites. This is the first report of transposition of a retrotransposon after introduction into a heterologous host species. Tnt1 transposed during in vitro regeneration of transformed A.thaliana, but no transposition event was detected as happening in T2 and T3 generat...

  16. The genotoxic potential in vitro and in vivo of the allyl benzene etheric oils estragole, basil oil and trans-anethole.

    Mller, L; Kasper, P; Mller-Tegethoff, K; Petr, T

    1994-12-01

    Estragole, trans-anethole and basil oil were tested for their ability to induce DNA repair in rat hepatocytes in vitro and in rat liver in an ex vivo test. There was a marked induction of UDS by estragole and basil oil in vitro (LOEC about 10(-5) mol/l). The basil oil we used contained about 88.2% estragole. It is evident from our results that the induction of UDS with basil oil could be directly related to its main constituent estragole. trans-Anethole was only slightly effective in the in vitro UDS test. The ex vivo UDS test led to clearly elevated DNA repair for estragole and basil oil in rats treated orally with doses up to 2 g/kg body weight. Estragole was not positive in a chromosomal aberration test with V79 cells either via direct treatment, with rat liver S9 mix or with rat hepatocytes as source of metabolism. PMID:7527904

  17. Epidermal coumaroyl anthocyanins protect sweet basil against excess light stress: multiple consequences of light attenuation.

    Tattini, Massimiliano; Landi, Marco; Brunetti, Cecilia; Giordano, Cristiana; Remorini, Damiano; Gould, Kevin S; Guidi, Lucia

    2014-11-01

    The putative photoprotective role of foliar anthocyanins continues to attract heated debate. Strikingly different experimental set-ups coupled with a poor knowledge of anthocyanin identity have likely contributed to such disparate opinions. Here, the photosynthetic responses to 30 or 100% solar irradiance were compared in two cultivars of basil, the green-leafed Tigullio (TG) and the purple-leafed Red Rubin (RR). Coumaroyl anthocyanins in RR leaf epidermis significantly mitigated the effects of high light stress. In full sunlight, RR leaves displayed several shade-plant traits; they transferred less energy than did TG to photosystem II (PSII), and non-photochemical quenching was lower. The higher xanthophyll cycle activity in TG was insufficient to prevent inactivation of PSII in full sunlight. However, TG was the more efficient in the shade; RR was far less able to accommodate a large change in irradiance. Investment of carbon to phenylpropanoid biosynthesis was more in RR than in TG in the shade, and was either greatly enhanced in TG or varied little in RR because of high sunlight. The metabolic cost of photoprotection was lower whereas light-induced increase in biomass production was higher in RR than in TG, thus making purple basil the more light tolerant. Purple basil appears indeed to display the conservative resource-use strategy usually observed in highly stress tolerant species. We conclude that the presence of epidermal coumaroyl anthocyanins confers protective benefits under high light, but it is associated with a reduced plasticity to accommodate changing light fluxes as compared with green leaves. PMID:24684471

  18. A Study of the Essential Oils of Four Sudanese Accessions of Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Against Anopheles Mosquito Larvae

    Azhari H. Nour

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Certain basil essential oils were claimed to have a larvicidal activity towards mosquito's larvae. To test this claim the essential oils of four accessions of basil grown in Sudan were selected and tested for Anopheles larvae. Malaria is the major health problem in the Sudan and the whole country is now considered endemic, with varying degrees, about 35,000 deaths every year due to malaria. Anopheles mosquito is the major vector of malaria disease in Sudan. Search for larvicidal active compound(s is one of several attempts to fine effective and affordable ways to control this mosquito. To determine the toxic effects of basil essential oils extracted by steam distillation against Anopheles larvae. Approach: For the larvicidal bioassay, three concentrations (100, 300, 500 ppm of essential oil solutions of four basil accessions were prepared; 1 mL of ethanol was used to solubilize the oil in water (999 mL. In each concentration of oil solution were inserted 20 larvae (third instars. A set of controls using 0.1% ethanol and untreated sets of larvae in (tap water, were also run for comparison. Data were evaluated through regression analysis, from the regression line; the LC50 values were read. The active ingredients were separated and/ or identified by TLC, IR and GC-MS. Results: Larvicidal activity of the essential oils is varied, lasted for about 9 h and thereafter decreased, LC50 values ranging from 190-300 ppm. Linalool, geraniol and eugenol are active components of basil essential oil against Anopheles larvae. Two accessions were caused 100% mortality at a concentration range 300-500 ppm for 3 h. Conclusion: These results indicated that basil essential oils have larvicidal activity towards Anopheles larvae. Therefore, could be affordable way to control this mosquito.

  19. Different species of basil need different ammonium to nitrate ratio in hydroponics' system:

    Saadatian, M.; Peyvast, Gh.; J.A. OLFATI; P. RAMEZANI-KHARAZ

    2014-01-01

    Basil is a very important medicinal plant and culinary spice, and is marketed fresh, dried or frozen. In crop nutrition, nitrogen is essential for plant growth and as a macro-element, is part of the proteins’ structure and participates in the metabolic processes involved in the synthesis and energy transfer. It has been shown that a balance between ammonium and nitrate favors plant growth and that the degree of benefit varies among crops. This study was conducted to evaluate the growth of two...

  20. Relational Learning in a Context of Transposition: A Review

    Lazareva, Olga F.

    2012-01-01

    In a typical transposition task, an animal is presented with a single pair of stimuli (for example, S3+ S4−, where plus and minus denote reward and nonreward and digits denote stimulus location on a sensory dimension such as size). Subsequently, an animal is presented with a testing pair that contains a previously reinforced or nonreinforced stimulus and a novel stimulus (for example, S2–S3 and S4–S5). Does the choice of a novel S2 instead of previously reinforced S3 in a testing pair S2–S3 i...

  1. Median clouds and a fast transposition median solver

    Eriksen, Niklas

    2009-01-01

    Le problème de la médiane est de trouver une permutation dont la distance totale à un ensemble donné de permutations (lensemble de base) est minimale. C'est un problème important en génomique comparative et il a été étudié pour certaines mesures de distance. La distance de transposition n'est pas directement liée à la biologie, mais il a été démontré que son comportement est similaire à celui des distances biologiques essentielles, et elle peut donc donner des indications su...

  2. Tracheoesophageal puncture site closure with sternocleidomastoid musculocutaneous transposition flap

    Dushyant Jaiswal

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis is highly effective in providing speech after total laryngectomy. Although it is a safe method, in certain cases dilatation or leakage occurs around the prosthesis that needs closure of tracheoesophageal fistula. Both non-surgical and surgical methods for closure have been described. Surgical methods are used when non-surgical methods fail. We present the use of the sternocleidomastoid musculocutaneous (SCMMC transposition flap for the closure of tracheoesophageal fistula. Materials and Methods: An incision is made at the mucocutaneous junction circumferentially around the tracheostoma. Tracheoesophageal space is dissected down to and beyond the fistula. The tracheoesophageal tract is divided. The oesophageal mucosa is closed with simple sutures. Then SCMMC transposition flap is raised and transposed to cover sutured oesophagus and the defect between the oesophagus and the trachea. Results: This study was done prospectively over a period of 1 year from June 2012 to May 2013. This technique was used in patients with pliable neck skin. In nine patients, this procedure was done (inferior based flap in nine cases and it was successful in eight patients. In one case, there was dehiscence at the leading edge of flap with oesophageal dehiscence, which required a second procedure. In two cases, there was marginal necrosis of flap, which healed without any intervention. Nine patients in this series were post-radiation. Conclusion: This method of closure is simple and effective for patients with pliable neck skin, who require permanent closure of the tracheoesophageal fistula.

  3. Transposition of the Pterygopalatine Fossa during Endoscopic Endonasal Transpterygoid Approaches.

    Pinheiro-Neto, Carlos D; Fernandez-Miranda, Juan C; Prevedello, Daniel M; Carrau, Ricardo L; Gardner, Paul A; Snyderman, Carl H

    2013-10-01

    Introduction Complete or partial removal of the pterygoid process provides lateral extension of the endonasal corridor necessary to approach the Meckel cave, infrapetrous skull base, and medial infratemporal fossa. This paper provides the anatomical foundations for the endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approach with preservation of all neurovascular structures inside the pterygopalatine fossa. Methods Eight endoscopic transpterygoid approaches were performed in fresh cadaveric specimens. In all dissections the vidian nerve and the periosteal sac enclosing the pterygopalatine fossa were preserved. Results We reliably transposed the pterygopalatine fossa to approach the Meckel cave, infrapetrous skull base, and medial infratemporal region, preserving the neurovascular structures inside the pterygopalatine fossa in all specimens. Conclusions The transposition of the pterygopalatine fossa neurovascular structures for endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base is an alternative technique that is both feasible and desirable. The transposition requires no additional technical skills but requires comprehensive knowledge of its anatomy. The anatomical preservation of the neurovascular structures is potentially beneficial to the quality of life of patients. Clinical studies are necessary to prove the real benefits of this technique. PMID:24436922

  4. The Potential of Use Basil and Rosemary Essential Oils as Effective Antibacterial Agents

    Edward Kowalczyk

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The considerable therapeutical problems of persistent infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial strains constitute a continuing need to find effective antimicrobial agents. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the activities of basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L. essential oils against multidrug- resistant clinical strains of Escherichia coli. A detailed analysis was performed of the resistance of the drug to the strains and their sensitivity to the tested oils. The antibacterial activity of the oils was tested against standard strain Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 as well as 60 other clinical strains of Escherichia coli. The clinical strains were obtained from patients with infections of the respiratory tract, abdominal cavity, urinary tract, skin and from hospital equipment. The inhibition of microbial growth by both essential oils, presented as MIC values, were determined by agar dilution. Susceptibility testing to antibiotics was carried out using disc diffusion. The results showed that both tested essential oils are active against all of the clinical strains from Escherichia coli including extended-spectrum ?-lactamase positive bacteria, but basil oil possesses a higher ability to inhibit growth. These studies may hasten the application of essential oils in the treatment and prevention of emergent resistant strains in nosocomial infections.

  5. ANALYSIS OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS OF TWO DIFFERENT CULTIVATED BASIL ( OCIMUM BASILICUM L. FROM INDIA

    H.C. Srivastava, Ashok Srivastava, Pankaj Shukla, Ajay Singh Maurya and Sonia Tripathi*

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The chemical compositions of the essential oils of Ocimum basilicum L. cv. purple and Ocimum basilicum L. cv. green cultivated in India were investigated by GC-MS. Twenty constituents (98.5% of the total oil were identified in the volatile oil of O. basilicum L. cv. Purple. The main constituents found in the oil were methyl chavicol (52.4%, linalool (20.1%, epi-α-cadinol (5.9% and trans-α-bergamotene (5.2%. In the volatile oil of O. basilicum L. cv. green, twelve components were characterized representing 99.4% of the total oil. Methyl chavicol (40.5%, geranial (27.6%, neral (18.5% and caryophyllene oxide (5.4% were the major components. Methyl chavicol is the dominant constituent in each of the two oils. Although the oil of green basil was characterized by a high content (46.1% of citral (neral and geranial, citral was not detected in the oil of purple basil oil.

  6. ANALYSIS OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS OF TWO CULTIVATED BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM L. FROM IRAN

    SEYED EBRAHIM SAJJADI

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The chemical compositions of the essential oils of Ocimum basilicum L. cv. purple and Ocimum basilicum L. cv. green cultivated in Iran were investigated by GC-MS. Twenty constituents (98.5% of the total oil were identified in the volatile oil of O. basilicum L. cv. Purple. The main constituents found in the oil were methyl chavicol (52.4%, linalool (20.1%, epi--cadinol (5.9% and trans--bergamotene (5.2%. In the volatile oil of O. basilicum L. cv. green, twelve components were characterized representing 99.4% of the total oil. Methyl chavicol (40.5%, geranial (27.6%, neral (18.5% and caryophyllene oxide (5.4% were the major components. Methyl chavicol is the dominant constituent in each of the two oils. Although the oil of green basil was characterized by a highccontent (46.1% of citral (neral and geranial, citral was not detected in the oil of purple basil oil.

  7. Utilization of heavy metal-rich tannery sludge for sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) cultivation.

    Chand, Sukhmal; Singh, Shweta; Singh, Vinay Kumar; Patra, D D

    2015-05-01

    Unlike food crops, essential oil-bearing crops in which the oil is extracted through hydro-distillation can be a suitable crop to be grown in heavy metal-polluted soils as the oil does not carry any heavy metal. In a field experiment conducted at CIMAP, Lucknow, India during 2011 and 2012, influence of six doses of tannery sludge viz 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 t ha(-1) were tested, taking sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) as the test crop. Maximum herb yield was obtained with the application of sludge at 20 t ha(-1). While in root, accumulation of Cd and Pb increased significantly up to 20 t ha(-1), Cr accumulation increased with increasing the dose of tannery sludge reaching maximum at 50 t ha(-1). Essential oil yield of basil (Ocimum basilicum) was significantly affected due to sludge application. Quality of essential oil, in term of chemical constituents, however, was marginally influenced due to tannery sludge application. PMID:25850748

  8. Potential Activity of Basil Plants as a Source of Antioxidants and Anticancer Agents as Affected by Organic and Bio-organic Fertilization

    Hanan Anwar Aly TAIE

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum is a popular culinary herbal crop grown for fresh or dry leaf, essential oil and seed markets. Recently, basil was shown to rank highest among species and herbal crops for phenolic compounds, essential oils which are associated with decreasing risks of cancer and aging diseases. The current study aimed to evaluate the potential activity of phenolic, flavonoids and essential oil of basil as antioxidant and anticancer activities by application organic and bio-organic fertilization. A pot experiment was conducted. Basil seeds were grown, with three levels of organic fertilizers (compost in presence or absence of biofertilizer. Growth parameters, pigments content, total phenolics, total flavonoids and antioxidant activity of methanolic plant extract were examined. Application of 50% compost and 50% sand in the presence of biofertilizer resulted in enhancement fresh and dry weights, total phenolics, total flavonoids and pigment content as compared with compost alone. The constituents of essential oils extracted by hydrodistilation of basil leaves were identified by GLC. Eleven components of essential oils were identified. The highest value of antioxidant and anticancer activities were obtained in basil plants grown in 50% and 75% compost treatments in the presence of biofertilizer. These results emphasized the important of bioorganic fertilizers for enhancement the antioxidant activity of phenolics, flavonoids, and essential oils of basil plant extract.

  9. Phenolic composition of basil plants is differentially altered by plant nutrient status and inoculation with mycorrhizal fungi

    Four cultivars of basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’, ‘Siam Queen’, ‘Sweet Dani’, and ‘Red Rubin’) were inoculated or not with the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), Rhizophagus intraradices, and grown with a fertilizer containing either 64 mg/l P (low-P) or 128 mg/l P (high-P) to assess whether (...

  10. Effects of antibiotic growth promoter, probiotic and basil essential oil supplementation on the intestinal microflora of broiler chickens

    SEYYED REZA RIYAZI

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Effects of the probiotic ‘Protexin', basil essential oil and the antibiotic growth promoter ‘Avilamycin' were studied on the ileum microbial flora of broilers when these substances are used as broiler feed additives. A total of six hundred Arian broilers were divided into 6 treatment groups, with 4 replicates of 25 birds. Treatments have been performed with a plant essential oil at 3 levels (200, 400 and 600 ppm, the probiotic ‘Protexin' (150 ppm, the antibiotic ‘Avilamycin' (150 ppm and a control group with no additives. Birds in different treatments received the same diets during the experimental period. The results showed that the probiotic treatment significantly decreased the total bacteria counts (P0.05. The lowest and highest lactic acid bacteria in ileum were obtained in the control group and in birds receiving 400 ppm basil essential oil, respectively. Moreover, addition of 600 ppm of basil essential oil into diet decreased the number of E. coli colonies as compared to other treatments (P< 0.05. It could be speculated that the basil essential oil and ‘Protexin' could replace the antibiotics, which have been banned to use as growth promoter in animal feeds.

  11. Leiomyosarcoma of the renal vein

    Lemos Gustavo C.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Leiomyosarcoma of the renal vein is a rare tumor of complex diagnosis. We presented a case of renal vein leiomyosarcoma detected in a routine study. The primary treatment was complete surgical removal of the mass. In cases where surgical removal is not possible the prognosis is poor, with high rates of local recurrence and distant spread.

  12. Vein type uranium deposits

    Veins are tabular- or sheet-like masses of minerals occupying or following a fracture or a set of fractures in the enclosing rock. They have been formed later than the country rock and fractures, either by filling of the open spaces or by partial or complete replacement of the adjoining rock or most commonly by both of these processes combined. This volume begins with the occurrences and deposits known from old shield areas and the sedimentary belts surrounding them. They are followed by papers describing the European deposits mostly of Variscan age, and by similar deposits known from China being of Jurassic age. The volume is completed by two papers which do not fit exactly in the given scheme. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the 25 papers in this report

  13. The economics of vein disease.

    Sales, Clifford M; Podnos, Joan; Levison, Jonathan

    2007-09-01

    The management of cosmetic vein problems requires a very different approach than that for the majority of most other vascular disorders that occur in a vascular surgery practice. This article focuses on the business aspects of a cosmetic vein practice, with particular attention to the uniqueness of these issues. Managing patient expectations is critical to the success of a cosmetic vein practice. Maneuvering within the insurance can be difficult and frustrating for both the patient and the practice. Practices should use cost accounting principles to evaluate the success of their vein work. Vein surgery--especially if performed within the office--can undergo an accurate break-even analysis to determine its profitability. PMID:17911565

  14. Transposition of the retrotransposon MAGGY in heterologous species of filamentous fungi.

    Nakayashiki, H; Kiyotomi, K; Tosa, Y; Mayama, S

    1999-10-01

    MAGGY is a gypsy-like LTR retrotransposon isolated from the blast fungus Pyricularia grisea (teleomorph, Magnaporthe grisea). We examined transposition of MAGGY in three P. grisea isolates (wheat, finger millet, and crabgrass pathogen), which did not originally possess a MAGGY element, and in two heterologous species of filamentous fungi, Colletotrichum lagenarium and P. zingiberi. Genomic Southern analysis of MAGGY transformants suggested that transposition of MAGGY occurred in all filamentous fungi tested. In contrast, no transposition was observed in any transformants with a modified MAGGY containing a 513-bp deletion in the reverse transcriptase domain. When a MAGGY derivative carrying an artificial intron was introduced into the wheat isolate of P. grisea and C. lagenarium, loss of the intron was observed. These results showed that MAGGY can undergo autonomous RNA-mediated transposition in heterologous filamentous fungi. The frequency of transposition differed among fungal species. MAGGY transposed actively in the wheat isolate of P. grisea and P. zingiberi, but transposition in C. lagenarium appeared to be rare. This is the first report that demonstrates active transposition of a fungal transposable element in heterologous hosts. Possible usage of MAGGY as a genetic tagging tool in filamentous fungi is discussed. PMID:10511549

  15. Comportamento fenotpico e genotpico de populaes de manjerico Phenotypic and genotypic behavior of basil populations

    Arie F Blank

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Gentipos de manjerico (Ocimum basilicum L. apresentam diferentes teores, rendimentos e composies qumicas de leos essenciais. Fatores influenciam na produo do leo essencial de manjerico, como a cultivar plantada e o mtodo de cultivo. O estudo dos parmetros genticos tem sido ferramenta til na identificao de gentipos superiores. Este trabalho teve o objetivo de estimar alguns parmetros genticos associados ao comportamento produtivo de seis populaes de manjerico nos anos agrcola 2004/05 e 2005/06. As caractersticas massa seca de folha + inflorescncia e rendimento de leo essencial apresentaram grande variabilidade por forte influncia dos anos estudados. J o teor de linalol manteve sua produtividade estvel ao longo dos dois anos. Teor e rendimento de leo essencial e teor de linalol no leo essencial apresentaram herdabilidades altas na anlise conjunta, indicando controle gentico e grande possibilidade de serem transmitidas para as geraes futuras. Na anlise conjunta as populaes PI 197442-S3-bulk 3, PI 197442-S3-bulk 5 e PI 197442-S3-bulk 8 apresentaram os maiores teores e rendimentos de leo essencial. Quanto ao constituinte qumico majoritrio do leo essencial, o linalol, todas as populaes apresentaram teores semelhantes, diferindo apenas na presena de alguns constituintes qumicos minoritrios.Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. genotypes present different contents, yields and chemical constituents in its essential oils. Factors influence the essential oil production of basil, such as cultivar and cultivation method. The study of genetic parameters is a useful tool to identify superior genotypes. In this work we estimated some genetic parameters associated to the production behavior of six basil populations cultivated in 2004/05 and 2005/06. The variables dry weight of leaves + inflorescences and essential oil yield presented high variability because of strong influence of the studied years. Linalool content presented constant values during the two years. Essential oil content and yield and linalool content in the essential oil presented high herdability in the combined analyses, indicating genetic control and great possibilities to transmit them to the following generations. The combined analyses showed highest essential oil content and yield for the populations PI 197442-S3-bulk 3, PI 197442-S3-bulk 5 and PI 197442-S3-bulk 8. For the major chemical constituent of the essential oil, linalool, all the populations presented similar content. Only the minor chemical constituents were different.

  16. Diverse Geological Applications For Basil: A 2d Finite-deformation Computational Algorithm

    Houseman, Gregory A.; Barr, Terence D.; Evans, Lynn

    Geological processes are often characterised by large finite-deformation continuum strains, on the order of 100% or greater. Microstructural processes cause deformation that may be represented by a viscous constitutive mechanism, with viscosity that may depend on temperature, pressure, or strain-rate. We have developed an effective com- putational algorithm for the evaluation of 2D deformation fields produced by Newto- nian or non-Newtonian viscous flow. With the implementation of this algorithm as a computer program, Basil, we have applied it to a range of diverse applications in Earth Sciences. Viscous flow fields in 2D may be defined for the thin-sheet case or, using a velocity-pressure formulation, for the plane-strain case. Flow fields are represented using 2D triangular elements with quadratic interpolation for velocity components and linear for pressure. The main matrix equation is solved by an efficient and compact conjugate gradient algorithm with iteration for non-Newtonian viscosity. Regular grids may be used, or grids based on a random distribution of points. Definition of the prob- lem requires that velocities, tractions, or some combination of the two, are specified on all external boundary nodes. Compliant boundaries may also be defined, based on the idea that traction is opposed to and proportional to boundary displacement rate. In- ternal boundary segments, allowing fault-like displacements within a viscous medium have also been developed, and we find that the computed displacement field around the fault tip is accurately represented for Newtonian and non-Newtonian viscosities, in spite of the stress singularity at the fault tip. Basil has been applied by us and colleagues to problems that include: thin sheet calculations of continental collision, Rayleigh-Taylor instability of the continental mantle lithosphere, deformation fields around fault terminations at the outcrop scale, stress and deformation fields in and around porphyroblasts, and deformation of the subducted oceanic slab. Application of Basil to a diverse range of topics is facilitated by the use of command syntax input files that allow most aspects of the calculation to be controlled easily, together with a post-processing package, Sybil, for display and interpretation of the results. Sybil uses a menu-driven graphical interface to access a powerful combination of commands, to- gether with log files that allow repetitive tasks to be more automated

  17. The transposition of musical knowledge in intellectual education

    Carla Cuomo

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available The construction of European citizenship in the era of complexity requires that the transmission of knowledge be directed towards an intellectual formation, that is, the ‘shaping’ of a critical mind, one that is able to problematize, and hence to discern. This can be achieved by educating towards comprehension. In facing this issue, musicologists ask themselves ‘what to teach’ and ‘how to teach’ it, in order to prepare students to the comprehension of music – these questions form the basis of music didactics as the science of ‘transposing’ savoir savant (learned knowledge into savoir enseigné (didactic knowledge. The paper proposes a model appraoch to music comprehension, through the didactic transposition of a piece by Claude Debussy, La cathédrale engloutie. The example is based on a strategy developed by musicological and methodological-didactic research, and focuses on the continuity among listening, music performance, and music history.

  18. Transposition of the gas directive in French law

    On September 25, 2002, the French government adopted the project of law relative to the energy markets. This project of law takes up the essential part of the measures proposed by the directive no 98/30/CE of the European Union from June 22, 1998, about the 'common rules of the internal natural gas market'. This paper makes a brief comment of the version of this project adopted by the senate. It presents also the position of the French gas association (AFG) about this transposition, its action during the first phase of the parliamentary debate, and what will be AFG's role after the enforcement of this law. Finally, a testimony of the Swiss society of gas and waters industry (SSIGE) about the opening of the natural gas market is given in conclusion. (J.S.)

  19. As the transposition goes on in France: new rules

    European directive transposition in radioprotection (96-29 EURATOM for workers and 97-43 for patients) in association with the reformation of radioprotection structures in France will change drastically the situation of radioprotection. New laws (L.1333-1 and L.1333-11) enforce justification, optimisation for the medical exposures and formation of all professionals using radiation. A new ministerial administration (Direction Generale de la Surete Nucleaire et de la Radioprotection) and a new technical operator (Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire) will also change radioprotection. In the new system, radioprotection of the patient becomes as important as for the workers... It's new and will change comportment of professionals. The new rules will probably change the mentality at long term in term of guidelines. Even if radioprotection becomes a very important matter, it is still the time to say that radiation is necessary for medical use in 21. century as well as in the 20. century. (author)

  20. [Corrected transposition of the great arteries in patients over 65].

    Attie, F; Rijlaarsdam, M; Zabal, C; Buenda, A; Vargas-Barrn, J

    1995-01-01

    Three cases with corrected transposition of the great arteries in patients older than 65 years are described. Two had atrial situs solitus and one atrial situs inversus. One had pulmonary valvular stenosis with valvular calcification and a small ventricular septal defect in association with ischemic heart disease. This patient died due to cardiac failure at the age of 80 years. The second case was associated with ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect and pulmonary hypertension. The third patient presented with mild tricuspid regurgitation. Although this congenital heart malformation is theoretically compatible with normal life, few patients have long survival because of associated congenital defects or the subsequent development of tricuspid regurgitation or atrioventricular block. PMID:7639597

  1. An epistemological perspective on the didactical transposition of Gaia theory

    Marina de Lima-Tavares

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper is part of larger scope project in which the scientificity of the Gaia theory is analysed, intending to contribute towards a critical appraisal or the role that such a theory might have in biology teaching and in approaching the "environment" transversal theme. The Gaia theory proposes that the biosphere acts as na adaptative control system, keeping the earth in homeostasis. Some authors have proposed that this theory should be incorporated in the school curriculum. In Brazil, it already appears in some biology textbooks. The scientificity of this theory is questioned in this paper, given that its didactical transposition should be suported by a previous demonstration of its scientific nature.

  2. Ectopic eruption: Management of a partial mandibular lateral incisor transposition in a case report

    Amirhossein Mirhashemi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: tooth transposition is a rare condition especially in the mandibular arch. Management of this condition is so hard, complicated and unknown for most of the clinicians. Case report: In this report we describe a case of orthodontic management of a partial mandibular left lateral incisor and canine transposition. We used a modified lingual arch appliance for initial correction of tooth transposition, more detailing was achieved by fix treatment. Discussion: Early detection of this anomaly is very important. Providing panoramic radiography to assess the developing dentition during the age of 6 to 8 years is an apropos forethought.

  3. Inactivation of a transgene due to transposition of insertion sequence (IS136) of Agrobacterium tumefaciens

    Preeti Rawat; Sanjeev Kumar; Deepak Pental; Pradeep Kumar Burma

    2009-06-01

    Agrobacterium strains harbour insertion sequences, which are known to transpose into genomes as well as into Ti plasmids. In this study we report the inactivation of a transgene due to transposition of the A. tumefaciens insertion sequence IS136. The transposition was discovered following transformation of plant tissues, although the fidelity of the binary vector was confirmed following transformation into Agrobacterium. Such transpositions are rare but can occur and it is thus important to check the fidelity of the binary vector at different times of Agrobacterium growth in order to avoid failure in achieving transgene expression.

  4. Vein matching using artificial neural network in vein authentication systems

    Noori Hoshyar, Azadeh; Sulaiman, Riza

    2011-10-01

    Personal identification technology as security systems is developing rapidly. Traditional authentication modes like key; password; card are not safe enough because they could be stolen or easily forgotten. Biometric as developed technology has been applied to a wide range of systems. According to different researchers, vein biometric is a good candidate among other biometric traits such as fingerprint, hand geometry, voice, DNA and etc for authentication systems. Vein authentication systems can be designed by different methodologies. All the methodologies consist of matching stage which is too important for final verification of the system. Neural Network is an effective methodology for matching and recognizing individuals in authentication systems. Therefore, this paper explains and implements the Neural Network methodology for finger vein authentication system. Neural Network is trained in Matlab to match the vein features of authentication system. The Network simulation shows the quality of matching as 95% which is a good performance for authentication system matching.

  5. Thrombosis of right ovarian vein

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare postpartum complication (0.1%). It can be fatal, since it can lead to sepsis, pulmonary thromboembolisms and inferior vena cava or renal vein thrombosis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are the techniques of choice for its diagnosis, while the value of ultrasound is limited due to its low sensitivity and specificity. We report the case of a woman who, during puerperium, developed thrombosis of right ovarian vein that presented clinical, ultrasonographic and computed tomographic features of appendicitis. We describe the radiological sings and stress the fact that this diagnosis should be suspected in puerperal women. (Author) 9 refs

  6. Chemical composition and antimicrobial properties of different basil essential oils chemotypes from Togo

    Koffi Koba

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available The aerial parts essential oils of Ocimum basilicum (Lamiaceae from Togo were steam-distilled and investigated for their percentage composition (GC and GC/MS and in vitro antimicrobial activities. Five oil chemotypes were identified and classified as follows in line with their principal components: estragole type; linalool/estragole type; methyleugenol type; methyleugenol/t-anethole type; t-anethole type. The in vitro microbiological experiments revealed that only the methyleugenol and methyleugenol/t-anethole chemotypes were active against tested fungi and bacteria. Their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC ranged from 80 to 150 µl.l-1 and from 200 to 500 µl.l-1 respectively. Likewise, on tested bacteria the MIC varied from 200 µl.l-1 to 400 µl.l-1 and from 250 to 500 µl.l-1 respectively. These findings are supportive of the potential of both basil oil chemotypes for use as active ingredients in natural antibiotic drugs.

  7. Characterization of new biodegradable edible film made from basil seed (Ocimum basilicum L.) gum.

    Khazaei, Naimeh; Esmaiili, Mohsen; Djomeh, Zahra Emam; Ghasemlou, Mehran; Jouki, Mohammad

    2014-02-15

    It is well known that the market for edible films is experiencing remarkable growth and expected to continue. This study investigated the using of basil seed gum (BSG) as a new film-forming material under the influence of addition of glycerol (GLY) as plasticizer. Edible films based on BSG and three different concentrations of GLY (25%, 35%, and 50% w/w BSG) were developed, and their water vapor permeability (WVP), as well as physical, thermal and mechanical properties were measured. The addition of glycerol significantly increased water vapor permeability and solubility of the film (pfilms as smooth, and uniform which lacked pores or cracks compared with those were not plasticized. This study revealed that the BSG had a good potential to be used in producing edible films for various food applications. PMID:24507273

  8. Optimisation of microencapsulation of holy basil essential oil in gelatin by response surface methodology.

    Sutaphanit, Polin; Chitprasert, Pakamon

    2014-05-01

    To protect holy basil essential oil (HBEO) from volatilisation and oxidation, microencapsulation by simple coacervation of gelatin was developed. An optimal encapsulating condition obtained from response surface methodology (RSM) was a gelatin concentration of 11.75% (w/v) and an HBEO amount of 31ml, which provided the greatest yield, oil content, and encapsulation efficiency of 98.80%, 66.50%, and 95.41%, respectively. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) revealed that the internal surface of the microcapsule was honeycomb-like networks containing nonhomogeneous distributions of HBEO. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) indicated that there was no significant interaction between the HBEO and gelatin. Under storage conditions at 60C for 49days equivalent to 25C for 18months, small decreases in the HBEO retention rate and the antioxidant activity were observed. Thus, the microencapsulated formulation has potential to be applied to other volatile compounds. PMID:24360456

  9. Effects of drying methods on qualitative and quantitative properties of essential oil of two basil landraces.

    Ghasemi Pirbalouti, Abdollah; Mahdad, Elahe; Craker, Lyle

    2013-12-01

    Sweet basil, a plant that is extensively cultivated in some countries, is used to enhance the flavour of salads, sauces, pasta and confectioneries as both a fresh and dried herb. To determine the effect of drying methods on qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the plant and essential oil of basil, two landraces, Purple and Green, were dried in sunlight, shade, mechanical ovens at 40 C and 60 C, a microwave oven at 500 W and by freeze-drying. For comparison, the essential oils of all samples were extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed using GC and GC-MS. The highest essential oil yields (v/w on dry weight basis) were obtained from shade-dried tissue in both landraces followed by the freeze-dried sample of the purple landrace and the fresh sample of green landrace. Increasing the drying temperature significantly decreased the essential oil content of all samples. Significant changes in the chemical profile of the essential oils from each of the landrace were associated with the drying method, including the loss of most monoterpene hydrocarbons, as compared with fresh samples. No significant differences occurred among several constituents in the extracted essential oils, including methyl chavicol (estragole), the major compound in the oil of both landraces, whether the plants were dried in the shade or sun, oven at 40 C or freeze-dried, as compared with a fresh sample. The percentage methyl chavicol in the oil, however, decreased significantly when the plant material was dried in the oven at 60 C or microwaved. In addition, linalool, the second major compound in the purple landrace, and geranial and neral, major compounds in the green landrace, decreased significantly when the plant tissue was dried in the oven at 60 C or microwaved. PMID:23870979

  10. Formulation and in vivo evaluation for anti-aging effects of an emulsion containing basil extract using non- invasive biophysical techniques

    Akhtar, N; Rasul, A.

    2011-01-01

    Background and the purpose of study: Skin aging is a complex process induced by constant exposure to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and damages human skin. UV generates reactive oxygen species leading to collagen deficiency and eventually skin wrinkling. Basil contains a number of phenolics and favonoids which possess antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to formulate and investigate the antiaging potential of a cream containing Basil extract. Methods: A single blinded study was con...

  11. A Hybrid Adenoviral Vector System Achieves Efficient Long-Term Gene Expression in the Liver via piggyBac Transposition.

    Smith, Ryan P; Riordan, Jesse D; Feddersen, Charlotte R; Dupuy, Adam J

    2015-06-01

    Much research has gone into the development of hybrid gene delivery systems that combine the broad tropism and efficient transduction of adenoviral vectors with the ability to achieve stable expression of cargo genes. In addition to gene therapy applications, such a system has considerable advantages for studies of gene function in vivo, permitting fine-tuned genetic manipulation with higher throughput than can be achieved using standard transgenic and DNA targeting techniques. Existing strategies are limited, however, by low integration efficiencies, small cargo capacity, and/or a dependence on target cell division. The utility of this approach could be enhanced by a system that provides all of the following: (1) efficient delivery, (2) stable expression in a high percentage of target cells (whether mitotic or not), (3) large cargo capacity, (4) flexibility to use with a wide range of additional experimental conditions, and (5) simple experimental technique. Here we report the initial characterization of a hybrid system that meets these criteria by utilizing piggyBac (PB) transposition to achieve genomic integration from adenoviral vectors. We demonstrate stable expression of an adenovirus (Ad)-PB-delivered reporter gene in ?20-40% of hepatocytes following standard tail vein injection. Its high efficiency and flexibility relative to existing hybrid adenoviral gene delivery approaches indicate a considerable potential utility of the Ad-PB system for therapeutic gene delivery and in vivo studies of gene function. PMID:25808258

  12. Maxillary canine-first premolar transposition in the permanent dentition: treatment considerations and a case report.

    Synodinos, Philippos N

    2010-12-01

    Transposition is defined as the interchange of position between two adjacent teeth within the same quadrant of the dental arch. Permanent maxillary canine-premolar transposition is the most commonly observed transposition in the human dentition. Its prevalence is relatively low and its aetiology remains unclear, although it has been associated with genetic factors. It may also be related to a combination of localised factors such as malformation of adjacent teeth, tooth agenesis, retention of the deciduous canine and a history of local trauma. Treatment is selected on an individual case basis after thoroughly considering the overall facial and dental characteristics, duration of treatment, cost, patient preference and the orthodontist\\'s experience. This article provides a case report of maxillary canine transposition in the permanent dentition, successfully managed with orthodontic treatment.

  13. Effect of lateral release and tibial tuberosity transposition on the patellar tilt analyzed by MRI

    The preliminary results are presented from studies in which MRI techniques are used to analyze the effect of lateral release and tibial tuberosity transposition procedures on the patellofemoral relationships. (author). 4 refs.; 1 fig.; 1 tab

  14. Haplotype-resolved whole genome sequencing by contiguity preserving transposition and combinatorial indexing

    Amini, Sasan; Pushkarev, Dmitry; Christiansen, Lena; Kostem, Emrah; Royce, Tom; Turk, Casey; Pignatelli, Natasha; Adey, Andrew; Kitzman, Jacob O.; Vijayan, Kandaswamy; Ronaghi, Mostafa; Shendure, Jay; Gunderson, Kevin L; Steemers, Frank J.

    2014-01-01

    Haplotype-resolved genomes equencing enables accurate interpretation of medically relevant genetic variation, deep inferences regarding population history, and the non-invasive prediction of fetal genomes. We describe an approach for genome-wide haplotyping based on contiguity preserving transposition (CPT-Seq) and combinatorial indexing. Tn5 transposition is used to modify DNA with adapter and index sequences while preserving contiguity. After dilution and compartmentalization, the transposa...

  15. Transposition of Reversed Ac Element Ends Generates Novel Chimeric Genes in Maize

    Zhang, Jianbo; Zhang, Feng; Peterson, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    The maize Activator/Dissociation (Ac/Ds) elements are members of the hAT (hobo, Ac, and Tam3) superfamily of type II (DNA) transposons that transpose through a cut-and-paste mechanism. Previously, we reported that a pair of Ac ends in reversed orientation is capable of undergoing alternative transposition reactions that can generate large-scale chromosomal rearrangements, including deletions and inversions. We show here that rearrangements induced by reversed Ac ends transposition can join ...

  16. Expression of Drosophila virilis Retroelements and Role of Small RNAs in Their Intrastrain Transposition

    Rozhkov, Nikolay V.; Zelentsova, Elena S; Shostak, Natalia G.; Evgen'ev, Michael B.

    2011-01-01

    Transposition of two retroelements (Ulysses and Penelope) mobilized in the course of hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila virilis has been investigated by in situ hybridization on polytene chromosomes in two D. virilis strains of different cytotypes routinely used to get dysgenic progeny. The analysis has been repeatedly performed over the last two decades, and has revealed transpositions of Penelope in one of the strains, while, in the other strain, the LTR-containing element Ulysses was found to...

  17. Transposition Beyond Policy Legacies and Veto Players? The Case of Anti-Discrimination Policy in Austria

    Asensio, Juan Casado

    2009-01-01

    The transposition of European Union directives involves the reconciliation of domestic and European interests. More often than not, domestic politics overrule European requirements to comply in a timely and correct manner. This domestication of the transposition process has often been observed in states belonging to the “world of domestic politics”, one of the least researched country clusters in the “worlds of compliance” typology developed by Falkner et al. (2005). This paper provides addit...

  18. Transposition of the retrotransposon MAGGY in heterologous species of filamentous fungi.

    Nakayashiki, H; Kiyotomi, K; Tosa, Y; Mayama, S.

    1999-01-01

    MAGGY is a gypsy-like LTR retrotransposon isolated from the blast fungus Pyricularia grisea (teleomorph, Magnaporthe grisea). We examined transposition of MAGGY in three P. grisea isolates (wheat, finger millet, and crabgrass pathogen), which did not originally possess a MAGGY element, and in two heterologous species of filamentous fungi, Colletotrichum lagenarium and P. zingiberi. Genomic Southern analysis of MAGGY transformants suggested that transposition of MAGGY occurred in all filamento...

  19. Effect of brushwood transposition on the leaf litter arthropod fauna in a cerrado area

    Paula Cristina Benetton Verglio; Ftima do Rosrio Naschenveng Knoll; Daniela da Silva Mariano; Ngila Maiara Dinardi; Marcos Yukio Ueda; Osmar Cavassan

    2013-01-01

    The results of ecological restoration techniques can be monitored through biological indicators of soil quality such as the leaf litter arthropod fauna. This study aimed to determine the immediate effect of brushwood transposition transferred from an area of native vegetation to a disturbed area, on the leaf litter arthropod fauna in a degraded cerrado area. The arthropod fauna of four areas was compared: a degraded area with signal grass, two experimental brushwood transposition areas, with ...

  20. Benefits of endoscopic vein harvesting.

    Marty, B; von Segesser, L K; Tozzi, P; Guzmann, J; Frascarolo, P; Muller, X; Hayoz, D

    2000-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the benefits of endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (EVH) with the traditional incision technique (TIT) for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in respect to the technical procedure and clinical outcome. In a prospective nonrandomized, case-matched study the greater saphenous vein was harvested for CABG in 22 patients using the endoscopic technique and in 18 patients with the traditional method. Comparisons were made for the operating time, length of incision and vein harvested, graft quality, postoperative complications, and pain assessment. Patient demographics were well matched. EVH required smaller incisions than did the TIT (10.5 +/- 6.6 vs. 31.2 +/- 7.8 cm, respectively; p Harvest time and vein quality were comparable in the two groups. Total vein operating time was shorter following the endoscopic technique (60 +/- 24 vs. 100 +/- 35 minutes, respectively; p endoscopic vein harvesting are a significant reduction of postoperative pain and strikingly better cosmetic results. Wound complications seem to be less frequent. PMID:11036289

  1. Alternative Transposition Generates New Chimeric Genes and Segmental Duplications at the Maize p1 Locus.

    Wang, Dafang; Yu, Chuanhe; Zuo, Tao; Zhang, Jianbo; Weber, David F; Peterson, Thomas

    2015-11-01

    The maize Ac/Ds transposon family was the first transposable element system identified and characterized by Barbara McClintock. Ac/Ds transposons belong to the hAT family of class II DNA transposons. We and others have shown that Ac/Ds elements can undergo a process of alternative transposition in which the Ac/Ds transposase acts on the termini of two separate, nearby transposons. Because these termini are present in different elements, alternative transposition can generate a variety of genome alterations such as inversions, duplications, deletions, and translocations. Moreover, Ac/Ds elements transpose preferentially into genic regions, suggesting that structural changes arising from alternative transposition may potentially generate chimeric genes at the rearrangement breakpoints. Here we identified and characterized 11 independent cases of gene fusion induced by Ac alternative transposition. In each case, a functional chimeric gene was created by fusion of two linked, paralogous genes; moreover, each event was associated with duplication of the ?70-kb segment located between the two paralogs. An extant gene in the maize B73 genome that contains an internal duplication apparently generated by an alternative transposition event was also identified. Our study demonstrates that alternative transposition-induced duplications may be a source for spontaneous creation of diverse genome structures and novel genes in maize. PMID:26434719

  2. 'Muprints' of the lac operon demonstrate physiological control over the randomness of in vivo transposition.

    Wang, X; Higgins, N P

    1994-05-01

    A method called Muprinting has been developed that uses PCR to generate a detailed picture of the bacteriophage Mu transposition sites in chosen domains of the bacterial chromosome. Muprinting experiments in Escherichia coli show that the frequency of phage integration changes dramatically near two repressor binding sites in the lac operon. When the lac operon was repressed, hotspots for Mu transposition were found near the O1 and O2 operators that are proposed to make a repression loop. When cells were grown in lactose, Mu transposition near these operators was greatly diminished. Striking changes in transposition frequencies were limited to the control region and were not found in a region of the lacZ gene lying beyond the O2 operator. Muprints of the bgl operon showed a different pattern; hotspots for Mu transposition detected in sequences upstream of the bglC promoter when the operon was silenced changed when the operon became activated by mutation. By targeting transposition to the regulatory regions around non-expressed genes, Mu may demonstrate a self-restraint mechanism that allows the virus to move through its host genome without disrupting the functions that contribute to a healthy cell physiology. PMID:7934890

  3. Study on Corrosion Inhibition Efficiency of Stem Alkaloid Extract of Different Varieties of Holy Basil on Aluminium in HCl Solution

    Kumpawat, Nutan; Chaturvedi, Alok; Upadhyay, R. K. [Synthetic and Surface Science Laboratory, Ajmer (India)

    2012-08-15

    Corrosion inhibition efficiencies of holy basil on Al in HCl solution were studied by weight loss and thermometric methods in presence and in absence of stem extract of three different varieties of holy basil viz. ocimum basilicum (E{sub B}), ocimum canum (E{sub C}) and ocimum sanctum (E{sub S}). Inhibition efficiency increases with the increasing concentration of stem extract and decreases with increases in acid strength. Results show that all varieties under study are good corrosion inhibitors, among which, E{sub B} is most effective. Maximum inhibition efficiency was found 97.09% in 0.5N HCl solution with 0.6% stem extract. The Langmuir adsorption isotherm indicates that surface coverage also increases with increasing in the concentration of extract of stem in HCl solution.

  4. Study on Corrosion Inhibition Efficiency of Stem Alkaloid Extract of Different Varieties of Holy Basil on Aluminium in HCl Solution

    Corrosion inhibition efficiencies of holy basil on Al in HCl solution were studied by weight loss and thermometric methods in presence and in absence of stem extract of three different varieties of holy basil viz. ocimum basilicum (EB), ocimum canum (EC) and ocimum sanctum (ES). Inhibition efficiency increases with the increasing concentration of stem extract and decreases with increases in acid strength. Results show that all varieties under study are good corrosion inhibitors, among which, EB is most effective. Maximum inhibition efficiency was found 97.09% in 0.5N HCl solution with 0.6% stem extract. The Langmuir adsorption isotherm indicates that surface coverage also increases with increasing in the concentration of extract of stem in HCl solution

  5. Considerations and concerting on the european directive transposition to the internal gas market; Mission de reflexion et de concertation sur la transposition de la directive europeenne sur ''le marche interieur du gaz''

    Bricq, N

    1999-10-01

    In the framework of the directive 98/30/CE transposition on the the gas internal market, a report has been asked by the First Ministry to define the new form of the gas utilities. The directive deals with the competition opening. The first part presents the gas market organization in France, today and after the transposition. The second part analyses the big stakes of this transposition. (A.L.B)

  6. Lipid and protein oxidation in the internal part of italian type salami containing basil essential oil (Ocimum basilicum L.

    Alexandre José Cichoski

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Different concentrations of basil essential oil (Ocimum basilicum L. (0.19; 0.38; 0.75; 1.87; 3.75 and 6.00 mg.g-1 were evaluated in relation to their antioxidant activity using the DPPH● radical methodology. From the IC50 obtained data, the concentrations of 0.19; 0.38; 0.75; 1.87; 3.75; 6.00 and 12.00 mg.mL-1 were applied directly to the product and these were sensorially evaluated by the test of control difference. The concentrations related to the highest acceptability (0.19; 0.38 and 0.75 mg.g-1 were tested for antioxidant activity in the internal part of Italian type salami - during the processing and after 30 days of storage, in terms of lipid and protein oxidation. The oxidation of lipids was determined using the method of TBARS. The method of carbonyl compounds was employed for proteins oxidation. Five different formulations of salami were elaborated: blank (without the use of antioxidant; control (using sodium eritorbate as antioxidant; and adding 0.19; 0.38 and 0.75 mg.g-1 of basil essential oil. The product was kept between 25 ºC and 18 ºC and UR between 95% and 70%, for 28 days. Analyses were carried out on the processing day and after 2, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days, and also following 30 days of storage. The basil essential oil in vitro presented an antioxidant activity of IC50 12 mg.mL-1. In the internal part of the Italian type salami the commercial antioxidant (control and the formulation containing 0.75 mg.g-1 of basil essential oil presented antioxidant activity in relation to the lipids, but not to the proteins - during processing and storage.

  7. Transposition of the EU cogeneration directive: A vision for Portugal

    The potential for new, small-scale and micro-cogeneration installations in Portugal is very considerable due to the number of potential host buildings. In this work, we discuss the legal framework of the Portuguese energy market, and some modifications to accommodate the Directive, 2004/8/EC are stressed. A practical case of cogeneration is also presented, showing the application of the Annex III (b) and (c) of the Cogeneration Directive. The practical case presented shows that micro CHP can be considered highly efficient, with parameters calculated with the Directive rules. Two main improvements in Portugal's energy policy are important: improvement on the permission to access grid system and improvement on support mechanisms indexing it to PES. The Cogeneration Directive transposition is an excellent opportunity to induce a less restrictive framework for the installation of new cogeneration systems, reducing the technological barriers, namely allowing medium-voltage connection with the grid, and improving the revenues provided from these small cogeneration systems. These modifications can improve significantly the number of potential hosts for small-scale cogeneration systems

  8. Congenitally corrected transposition in the adult: detection by radionuclide angiocardiography

    Congenitally corrected transposition (CCT) of the great vessels is an uncommon anomaly usually detected in children because of associated severe cardiac malformations. When these are absent, patients may be hemodynamically normal, but associated cardiac abnormalities are usually present in CCT, leading to symptoms in adulthood. When CCT is suggested in an adult, diagnosis by means of ultrasound may be difficult. Radionuclide angiocardiography (RA) is a simple, noninvasive method by which to diagnose CCT. The authors found consistent morphologic scintigraphic results in 13 patients with proved CCT, leading to establishment of reliable diagnostic criteria. In all instances of situs solitus the aorta ascends and descends on the left with vertical orientation. In the case of situs inversus, the aorta ascends and descends on the right with vertical orientation. The authors criteria are independent of the situs and cardiac position, unlike earlier reports by others. They believe images obtained in the anterior projection are sufficient for the study. The practical application of RA study in patient diagnosis is demonstrated, giving special attention to patients referred because of situs solitus and dextrocardia, in which CCT is known to be present in 50% of cases

  9. Congenitally corrected transposition in the adult: detection by radionuclide angiocardiography

    Guit, G.L.; Kroon, H.M.; Chin, J.G.; Pauwels, E.K.; van Voorthuisen, A.E.

    1985-11-01

    Congenitally corrected transposition (CCT) of the great vessels is an uncommon anomaly usually detected in children because of associated severe cardiac malformations. When these are absent, patients may be hemodynamically normal, but associated cardiac abnormalities are usually present in CCT, leading to symptoms in adulthood. When CCT is suggested in an adult, diagnosis by means of ultrasound may be difficult. Radionuclide angiocardiography (RA) is a simple, noninvasive method by which to diagnose CCT. The authors found consistent morphologic scintigraphic results in 13 patients with proved CCT, leading to establishment of reliable diagnostic criteria. In all instances of situs solitus the aorta ascends and descends on the left with vertical orientation. In the case of situs inversus, the aorta ascends and descends on the right with vertical orientation. The authors criteria are independent of the situs and cardiac position, unlike earlier reports by others. They believe images obtained in the anterior projection are sufficient for the study. The practical application of RA study in patient diagnosis is demonstrated, giving special attention to patients referred because of situs solitus and dextrocardia, in which CCT is known to be present in 50% of cases.

  10. Surgical transposition of the ovaries: Imaging findings in 14 patients

    Kier, R.; Chambers, S.K. (Yale Univ. School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA))

    1989-11-01

    Pelvic radiation therapy for cervical or vaginal cancer often leads to ovarian failure. To remove the ovaries from the radiation portal and preserve their function, they can be transposed to the lateral abdomen. Serial imaging studies in 14 patients who had undergone ovarian transposition (five bilateral, nine unilateral) were reviewed. Images obtained included 32 CT scans, 20 sonograms, and one MR image. Most transposed ovaries were located along the paracolic gutters near the iliac crests, creating an extrinsic mass effect on adjacent bowel. Detection of surgical clips on the ovary on CT scans allowed confident recognition of all 19 transposed ovaries. Cysts in the transposed ovaries, noted on most imaging studies, did not correlate with complications of pain or hormonal dysfunction. In one case, a large physiologic cyst in a transposed ovary distorted the cecum and was mistaken for a mucocele of the appendix. In another case, a large ovarian cyst was thought to be tumor recurrence or a lymphocele. These findings indicate that although the transposed ovaries can be recognized on CT scans by the surgical clips attached to the ovaries, the appearance of the ovary does not predict reliably the development of complications.

  11. Surgical transposition of the ovaries: Imaging findings in 14 patients

    Pelvic radiation therapy for cervical or vaginal cancer often leads to ovarian failure. To remove the ovaries from the radiation portal and preserve their function, they can be transposed to the lateral abdomen. Serial imaging studies in 14 patients who had undergone ovarian transposition (five bilateral, nine unilateral) were reviewed. Images obtained included 32 CT scans, 20 sonograms, and one MR image. Most transposed ovaries were located along the paracolic gutters near the iliac crests, creating an extrinsic mass effect on adjacent bowel. Detection of surgical clips on the ovary on CT scans allowed confident recognition of all 19 transposed ovaries. Cysts in the transposed ovaries, noted on most imaging studies, did not correlate with complications of pain or hormonal dysfunction. In one case, a large physiologic cyst in a transposed ovary distorted the cecum and was mistaken for a mucocele of the appendix. In another case, a large ovarian cyst was thought to be tumor recurrence or a lymphocele. These findings indicate that although the transposed ovaries can be recognized on CT scans by the surgical clips attached to the ovaries, the appearance of the ovary does not predict reliably the development of complications

  12. Diameter of Cayley graphs generated by transposition trees

    Ganesan, Ashwin

    2012-01-01

    A problem of much theoretical and practical interest is to determine or estimate the diameter of various families of Cayley graphs. Let $\\Gamma$ be a Cayley graph on $n!$ vertices generated by a transposition tree on vertex set ${1,2,...,n}$. In an oft-cited paper \\cite{Akers:Krishnamurthy:1989} (cf. also \\cite[p. 188]{Hahn:Sabidussi:1997}), it is shown that the diameter of $\\Gamma$ is bounded as $$\\diam(\\Gamma) \\le \\max_{\\pi \\in S_n}{c(\\pi)-n+\\sum_{i=1}^n \\dist_T(i,\\pi(i))},$$ where the maximum is over all permutations in $S_n$, $c(\\pi)$ denotes the number of cycles in the disjoint cycle representation of $\\pi$, and $\\dist_T$ is the distance function on pairs of vertices of the tree. Observe that evaluating this upper bound requires $\\Omega(n! n^2)$ computations since the quantity in braces above needs to be evaluated for each permutation in $S_n$. In this work, we describe an algorithm to estimate the diameter of the Cayley graph which requires far fewer computations, and furthermore, we show that the value...

  13. Congenitally Corrected Transposition in a Patient with Situs Inversus, Atrioventricular Discordance and Mesocardia (I,D,D)

    De Lezo, José Suarez; Herreros, Jesus; Côté, Michel; Teijeira, Javier; Gattiker, Harry F.

    1983-01-01

    The clinical, hemodynamic and angiographic features of a patient with situs inversus, atrioventricular discordance, corrected transposition of the great arteries (I,D,D) and mesocardia are presented. A review of the literature concerning corrected transposition of the great arteries in situs inversus is included. The incidence of associated cardiovascular and electrocardiographic anomalies is compared with that found in corrected transposition of the great arteries in situs solitus; special s...

  14. Management of superficial vein thrombosis.

    Cosmi, B

    2015-07-01

    Superficial vein thrombosis (SVT) is less well studied than deep vein thrombosis (DVT), because it has been considered to be a minor, self-limiting disease that is easily diagnosed on clinical grounds and that requires only symptomatic relief. The most frequently involved sites of the superficial vein system are the lower limbs, especially the saphenous veins, mostly in relation to varicosities. Lower-limb SVT shares the same risk factors as DVT; it can propagate into the deep veins, and have a complicated course with pulmonary embolism. Clinical diagnosis may not be accurate, and ultrasonography is currently indicated for both confirmation and evaluation of SVT extension. Treatment aims are symptom relief and prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in relation to the thrombotic burden. SVT of the long saphenous vein within 3cm of the saphenofemoral junction (SFJ) is considered to be equivalent to a DVT, and thus deserving of therapeutic anticoagulation. Less severe forms of lower-limb SVT not involving the SFJ have been included in randomized clinical trials of surgery, compression hosiery, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, unfractionated heparin, and low molecular weight heparins, with inconclusive results. The largest randomized clinical trial available, on 3004 patients with lower-limb SVT not involving the SFJ, showed that fondaparinux 2.5mg once daily for 6weeks is more effective than placebo in reducing the risk of the composite of death from any cause and symptomatic VTE (0.9% versus 5.9%). Further studies are needed to define the optimal management strategies for SVT of the lower limbs and other sites, such as the upper limbs. PMID:25903684

  15. Immunohistochemistry comparing endoscopic vein harvesting vs. open vein harvesting on saphenous vein endothelium

    2014-01-01

    Objective The present study attempts to compare the immunohistochemistry (IHC) of von Willebrand factor (vWf) , endothelial cadherin, Caveolin and endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase (eNOS) in VasoView Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) versus traditional Open Vein Harvesting (OVH) techniques for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery performed in Javad al Aemeh Hospital of Mashhad, Iran in 2013,. Methods and materials Forty-seven patients were scheduled for CABG (30 EVH and 17 OVH) among whom patients with relatively same gender and similar age were selected. Three separate two cm vein samples were harvested from each patients saphenous vein. Each portion was collected from distal, middle and proximal zones of the saphenous vein. The tissues were deparaffinized, and antigen retrieval was done using EZ-retriever followed by an immunohistochemistry evaluation with vWf, e-cadherin, Caveolin and eNOS. In addition, demographic questioner as of Lipid profile, FBS, BMI, and cardiovascular risk factors were collected. Data analyses, including parametric and nonparametric tests were undertaken using the SPSS 16 software. A P value??0.05). Qualitative report of vWf, e-cadherin, Caveolin and eNOS reveals no significant difference between the EVH and OVH (P?>?0.05). Conclusion This study indicates that VasoView EVH technique causes no endothelial damage in comparison with OVH. This study could be a molecular confirmation for the innocuous of EVH technique. PMID:24938544

  16. Transposition bursts during analysis of secondary mutations in the unstable lines of Drosophila melanogaster

    The article deals with realization of transposition memory discovered earlier at cut locus and in MDG4. The unstable line cmMR17 ctMRpN17, a derivative of ctMR2 line, was used. It has high frequency of double cm+ct+ revertants and secondary cmMRctMRpN mutants. Such mutant transitions were observed in the line five times. Mutation ctMRpN17 was caused by the insertion at cut locus of MDG4 with another mobile element, jockey. In situ hybridization showed that the transitions from mutational condition to normal are strongly correlated with the excision of MDG4 and jockey from 7B3-4 region of cut locus and their repeated insertion into it. The analysis of distribution of MDG1, MDG2, MDG3, and jockey in the X chromosomes of the revertant larvae and secondary mutants showed that not only transpositions of MDG4 and jockey but also simultaneous multiple migration of all the tested mobile elements take place with their complete stability in the absence of mutational transitions. Therefore, the transposition memory in this system of genetic instability is realized in the process of transposition bursts, but does not lead to isolated repeated transpositions of MDG4

  17. Comparing the Effects of Benzyladenine and meta-Topolin on Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum Micropropagation

    Szidónia KŐSZEGHI

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Micropropagation of aromatic plants reveals an effective way of obtaining high volume, virus-free plant material of uniform quality. The application of meta-Topolin (mT (N6-(2-hydroxybenzyl adenine-9-riboside and aromatic cytokinin as Benzyladenine (BAP in the micro propagation of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L. was tested for the first time and plant growth parameters assessed to determine the optimum level of these cytokinins. Additionally, the rate of root-growth inhibition due to these two cytokinins was also assessed. Our results show that 1 mg/l (4.43 mM BAP and 0.5 mg/l (2.07 mMmT produced the most favourable effects on new shoot developments. Meta-Topolin was shown to increase the quality of the plants and in comparison with BAP fewer distortions were observed. No significant differences in root-growth inhibition between the mT and BAP were detected.  

  18. Chloroplast DNA Phylogeography of Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in Indian Subcontinent

    Rani, Pooja

    2014-01-01

    Ocimum tenuiflorum L., holy basil “Tulsi”, is an important medicinal plant that is being grown and traditionally revered throughout Indian Subcontinent for thousands of years; however, DNA sequence-based genetic diversity of this aromatic herb is not yet known. In this report, we present our studies on the phylogeography of this species using trnL-trnF intergenic spacer of plastid genome as the DNA barcode for isolates from Indian subcontinent. Our pairwise distance analyses indicated that genetic heterogeneity of isolates remained quite low, with overall mean nucleotide p-distance of 5 × 10−4. However, our sensitive phylogenetic analysis using maximum likelihood framework was able to reveal subtle intraspecific molecular evolution of this species within the subcontinent. All isolates except that from North-Central India formed a distinct phylogenetic clade, notwithstanding low bootstrap support and collapse of the clade in Bayesian Inference. North-Central isolates occupied more basal position compared to other isolates, which is suggestive of its evolutionarily primitive status. Indian isolates formed a monophyletic and well-supported clade within O. tenuiflorum clade, which indicates a distinct haplotype. Given the vast geographical area of more than 3 million km2 encompassing many exclusive biogeographical and ecological zones, relatively low rate of evolution of this herb at this locus in India is particularly interesting. PMID:24523650

  19. Radio protective effects of the Ayurvedic medicinal plant Ocimum sanctum Linn. (Holy Basil): A memoir.

    Baliga, Manjeshwar Shrinath; Rao, Suresh; Rai, Manoj P; D'souza, Prema

    2016-01-01

    The use of compounds which can selectively protect normal tissues against radiation injury is of immense use because in addition to it protecting the normal tissue, will also permits use of higher doses of radiation to obtain better cancer control and possible cure. However, most of the radio protective compounds investigated possess inadequate clinical application principally due to their inherent systemic toxicity at their optimal protective concentrations. Plants commonly used as medicinal and dietary agents have recently been the focus of attention and studies have shown that Ocimum sanctum Linn. commonly known as the Holy Basil and its water soluble flavonoids, orientin and vicenin protects experimental animals against the radiation-induced sickness and mortality at nontoxic concentrations. Studies with tumor bearing mice have also shown that both Tulsi extract and its flavonoids selectively protect the normal tissues against the tumoricidal effects of radiation. Preclinical studies have also shown that the aqueous extract of the Tulsi leaves; its flavanoids orientin and vicenin, and eugenol, the principal nonpolar constituent present in Tulsi prevent radiation-induced clastogenesis. Mechanistic studies have indicated that free radical scavenging, antioxidant, metal chelating and anti-inflammatory effects may contribute toward the observed protection. In addition, clinical studies with a small number of patients have shown that Tulsi was effective as a radio protective agent. This review summarizes the results related to the radio protective properties of Tulsi and its phytochemicals and also emphasizes the aspects that warrant future research to establish its use as a radio protective agent. PMID:27072205

  20. Leiomyosarcoma of the Adrenal Vein

    I-Hung Shao

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Leiomyosarcoma of the adrenal gland is extremely rare in the literature. We present a patient with an adrenal leiomyosarcoma originating from the adrenal vein, the pathologic findings and management. A 66-year-old man who was a hepatitis B virus carrier was found to have a huge left suprarenal mass on sonography and computed axial tomography. A huge tumor in the left suprarenal area with a markedly engorged adrenal vein was found during an adrenalectomy. The tumor thrombus extended into the renal vein, close to the inferior vena cava. The left adrenal gland with the whole tumor thrombus was removed completely. Microscopically, the adrenal gland was compressed but not invaded by the spindle cell tumor, which was composed of interlacing fascicles of neoplastic smooth muscle cells. The tumor was localized within the adrenal vein and arose from the venous wall. The patient had no local recurrence for 18 months after en bloc excision of the tumor. We suggest that en bloc excision with a clear and adequate surgical margin is the most important cure procedure for adrenal leiomyosarcoma.

  1. Kinetics of vein graft hyperplasia

    Human aortocoronary vein grafts fail due to accelerated occlusive disease. The possibility that this is related to cellular hyperplasia was investigated in a rabbit model where kinetics of vein graft thickening, endothelial (EC) repair, and smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation were measured from 2 days to 24 weeks after implanting jugular vein segments in the carotid artery. Immediately after graft placement focal EC denudation was observed. These defects were repaired within 1 week and did not recur. By 4 weeks intimal area had increased 30 fold from 0.028 +/- 0.004 to 0.705 +/- 0.021 mm2, and a 24 weeks was 0.93 +/- 0.21 mm2. This response did not produce a reduction in graft lumen area. EC and SMC thymidine-labeling index were measured by en face and cross-section autoradiography after injection of 3H-thymidine and perfusion fixation. Despite rapid EC surface repair EC labeling index remained elevated and only returned to normal levels at 12 weeks; SMC labeling was 10 fold greater than baseline even at 24 weeks (0.22% vs 0.02%). SMC mass demonstrated morphometrically increased between 2 and 12 weeks. Intimal thickening in vein grafts is due to SMC proliferation and develops after the EC layer has been restored. In contrast, intimal SMC proliferate in damaged arteries when the EC layer is absent and cease when the EC layer is regenerated

  2. Preoperative ultrasound mapping of the saphenous vein

    Levi, Niels; Schroeder, T

    1997-01-01

    A prospective series of 92 patients had their greater saphenous vein assessed with duplex ultrasound scanning prior to planned infrainguinal bypass procedures. Sixteen (17%) bypass procedures thrombosed within the first week postoperatively. A naturally occurring optimal vein diameter was...

  3. Transcutaneous transsplenic catheterization of the splenic vein

    The authors have developed a method for transcutaneous transsplenic catheterizaton of the portal vein basin and used this method in clinical studies. This method permits a higher quality of spot splenoportography, selective catheterization and embolization of the gastric veins in bleedings from varicose veins of the esophagus in the patients in whom catheterization of the portal vien basin via the transcutaneous transhepatic approach is impossible because of liver tumors of occulusive stenotic deformation of the portal vein

  4. CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: REVIEW OF 14 ANTERIOR SUBCUTANEOUS TRANSPOSITIONS OF THE VASCULARIZED ULNAR NERVE

    M. Farzan

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve is widely implemented for treatment of cubital tunnel ‎syndrome. However, preservation of the extrinsic blood supply of the ‎ulnar nerve may result in better clinical outcomes. Fourteen patients with cubital tunnel ‎syndrome, 11 ‎men and 3 women, were treated by anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve. The extrinsic blood supply of the ulnar nerve was ‎preserved. The average age at the time of operation was 33 years. The average follow-up period was 44 months. Post-operative outcome assessment by an independent examiner was based on the modified Bishop rating system. Nine patients had excellent or good outcomes. Five patients had a fair outcome. There ‎were no complications or recurrence of symptoms. Anterior subcutaneous ‎transposition of the vascularized ulnar nerve is an effective method of surgical ‎treatment for patients with cubital tunnel syndrome.

  5. Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries with ischemic symptoms in middle age

    Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (CCTGA) is a rare congenital disease first described by Von Rokitansky in 1875. Transposition of the great arteries comprises 2.6-7.8% of all cases of congenital heart disease, and if uncorrected, is commonly fatal in first year of life. Patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries without associated defects may remain undiagnosed until adult life. Symptoms occur rarely before the fourth and fifth decades, when rhythm disturbance, left atrioventricular valve regurgitation and moderately impaired systemic ventricular function cause congestive cardiac failure. We report here a case of drug overdose with ischemic symptoms and CCTGA without associated anomalies in a 40-year-old male. (author)

  6. Surgical Access to Jejunal Veins for Local Thrombolysis and Stent Placement in Portal Vein Thrombosis

    Portal vein thrombosis is an infrequent entity, which may cause high morbidity and mortality. We report a case of portal vein thrombosis due to benign stenosis following partial pancreatoduodenectomy with segmental replacement of the portal vein by a Gore-tex graft. Using a surgical access to jenunal veins, local thrombolysis, mechanical fragmentation of thrombus, and stent placement were successfully performed.

  7. Cephalic veins in coronary artery bypass surgery

    Licht, P; Jakobsen, Erik; Lerbjerg, G; Andersen, P E; Alstrup, Per

    1996-01-01

    Various alternative conduits for aortocoronary bypass grafting have been suggested when the saphenous vein quality is inadequate. During a 10-year period we have used the cephalic vein in 39 patients. Eighteen entered an angiographic follow-up study. A total of 31 arm vein grafts were used with 43...... bypass operations....

  8. Multisaccular Aneurysm in a Coronary Vein Graft

    Pintar, Karl; Barboriak, Joseph J.; Moreno, Miguel

    1988-01-01

    This report describes an unusual multisaccular vein graft aneurysm that developed in a patient who had undergone aortocoronary bypass with a saphenous vein graft. The aneurysm was a complication of an atherosclerotic lesion. This case supports the belief that aortocoronary vein grafts have an increased susceptibility to aneurysm formation. (Texas Heart Institute Journal 1988;15:59-60)

  9. Situs inversus with levocardia and congenitally corrected transposition of great vessels with rheumatic tricuspid valve stenosis and regurgitation

    Bharat B Kukreti

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries is a rare congenital anomaly. This case report describes a 30-year-old patient of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries with rheumatic involvement of systemic (tricuspid atrio-ventricular valve.

  10. Expression of Drosophila virilis retroelements and role of small RNAs in their intrastrain transposition.

    Rozhkov, Nikolay V; Zelentsova, Elena S; Shostak, Natalia G; Evgen'ev, Michael B

    2011-01-01

    Transposition of two retroelements (Ulysses and Penelope) mobilized in the course of hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila virilis has been investigated by in situ hybridization on polytene chromosomes in two D. virilis strains of different cytotypes routinely used to get dysgenic progeny. The analysis has been repeatedly performed over the last two decades, and has revealed transpositions of Penelope in one of the strains, while, in the other strain, the LTR-containing element Ulysses was found to be transpositionally active. The gypsy retroelement, which has been previously shown to be transpositionally inactive in D. virilis strains, was also included in the analysis. Whole mount is situ hybridization with the ovaries revealed different subcellular distribution of the transposable elements transcripts in the strains studied. Ulysses transpositions occur only in the strain where antisense piRNAs homologous to this TE are virtually absent and the ping-pong amplification loop apparently does not take place. On the other hand small RNAs homologous to Penelope found in the other strain, belong predominantly to the siRNA category (21nt), and consist of sense and antisense species observed in approximately equal proportion. The number of Penelope copies in the latter strain has significantly increased during the last decades, probably because Penelope-derived siRNAs are not maternally inherited, while the low level of Penelope-piRNAs, which are faithfully transmitted from mother to the embryo, is not sufficient to silence this element completely. Therefore, we speculate that intrastrain transposition of the three retroelements studied is controlled predominantly at the post-transcriptional level. PMID:21779346

  11. Transposition of reversed Ac element ends generates chromosome rearrangements in maize.

    Zhang, Jianbo; Peterson, Thomas

    2004-01-01

    In classical "cut-and-paste" transposition, transposons are excised from donor sites and inserted at new locations. We have identified an alternative pathway in which transposition involves the 5' end of an intact Ac element and the 3' end of a nearby terminally deleted fAc (fractured Ac). The Ac and fAc elements are inserted at the maize p1 locus on chromosome 1s in the same orientation; the adjacent ends of the separate elements are thus in reversed orientation with respect to each other an...

  12. Vertical Rectus Muscles Transposition in Large Exotropia with Medial Rectus Muscle Transection Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

    Cho, Yoonae A.; Rah, Sang Hoon; Kim, Myung Mi; Lee, Joo Yeon

    2008-01-01

    Purpose To evaluate the effect of transposition procedures on the vertical rectus muscle (VRM) in the patients who underwent a medial rectus muscle (MR) transection after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Methods In 4 patients with exotropia (XT) and a lack of adduction after ESS, orbital CT or MRI revealed a complete transection of the midportion of the MR. Full-tendon VRM transposition was performed within 3 months after injury (early surgery) in 2 patients with 40Δ XT. Two patients with 70Δ ...

  13. A comparison of the traditional Chinese versus transpositional zangfu organ association acupoint locations in the horse.

    Panzer, R B

    1993-01-01

    The traditional Chinese (TC) and transpositional (TP) methods of animal acupoint location result in different acupoint charts. Representative TC and TP equine zangfu organ shu-association acupoint charts are compared to each other and to a human chart. Despite their differences, practitioners of both methods appear to achieve equally effective therapeutic results--a phenomenon termed "traditional Chinese/transpositional equal efficacy" (TTEE). Common veterinary acupuncture practices, traditional Chinese medical theory, spinal cord anatomy, and a preliminary equine "association segment" chart are proposed to explain TTEE. The differences between the charts indicate that all documented animal acupoint locations should be explicitly described. PMID:8237889

  14. Anterior mediastinal herniation of the transverse colon after an omental flap transposition.

    Halldorsson, Ari; Meyerrose, Gary; Griswold, John

    2007-04-01

    Poststernotomy mediastinitis continues to be an infrequent but serious complication after cardiac surgery. We present a case of a 59-year-old man who developed a deep sternal wound infection after an emergency cardiac surgery. Omental transposition flap was used to cover the sternal defect. Several days later, the patient developed a transverse colon herniation into the anterior mediastinum that required emergency exploration and colon resection. The patient survived after a difficult hospital course. Indications, technical points, and possible complications of using omental flap transposition are discussed. PMID:17439030

  15. CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: REVIEW OF 14 ANTERIOR SUBCUTANEOUS TRANSPOSITIONS OF THE VASCULARIZED ULNAR NERVE

    M. Farzan; S. M. J. Mortazavi S. Asadollahi

    2005-01-01

    Anterior transposition of the ulnar nerve is widely implemented for treatment of cubital tunnel ‎syndrome. However, preservation of the extrinsic blood supply of the ‎ulnar nerve may result in better clinical outcomes. Fourteen patients with cubital tunnel ‎syndrome, 11 ‎men and 3 women, were treated by anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve. The extrinsic blood supply of the ulnar nerve was ‎preserved. The average age at the time of operation was 33 years. The average follow-...

  16. Circumaortic Left Brachiocephalic Vein: CT Findings

    The left brachiocephalic vein usually passes superior and anterior to the aortic arch. In rare cases, this vein follows an anomalous course; for example, a circumaortic left brachiocephalic vein. We present the case of a circumaortic left brachiocephalic vein in a 53-year-old male with lung cancer. A multidetector CT showed that the two branches of the left brachiocephalic vein circumscribed the aortic arch. The anterior branch was above and the posterior branch was below the aortic arch. Both branches drained into the superior vena cava

  17. Electric power law project: status of the directive transposition; Projet de loi electricite: l'etat des lieux de transposition de la directive

    NONE

    1999-03-01

    This document comprises 6 testimonies of experts about: the typology of power market organization models and the experience of other liberalized countries; the evolution of the regulatory framework and of the French public utility; the transposition of the deregulation directive with respect to competition rules; todays' expectations of eligible consumers; constraints and reorientations for the historical operator; physiognomy of tomorrows' power industry. The law project adopted by the National Assembly on March 2, 1999 is included. (J.S.)

  18. Modeling Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. Response to Simultaneous Salinity and Nitrogen Deficit Stresses

    M. Sarai Tabrizi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Salinity and nutrient deficiency particularly nitrogen are two important limiting factors for yield production in arid and semi-arid regions. The objective of this study was to model basil response to combined salinity and nitrogen deficiency. To that end, modified Leibig-Sprengel (LS and modified Mitcherlich-Baule (MB and also some newly derived models based on combination of MB with salinity models of Maas and Hoffman (31, van Genuchten and Hoffman (36, Dirksen and Augustijn (17 and Homaee et al., (23 were evaluated. The experiment was conducted under four salinities including 1.175, 3, 5, and 8 dSm-1 and four nitrogen levels including 100, 75, 50, and 0 percent of fertilizer requirements each with three replicates. Results indicated that from among the evaluated models, the derived models of MB and Maas and Hoffman (MB-MH (nRMSE=4.9, MB and van Genuchten and Hoffman (MB-VG (nRMSE=5.4, and also MB and Homaee et al., (MB-H (nRMSE=7.0 provide best fits to the measured data. Also, the comparison of two modified LS and MB models indicated that the estimated relative yield for irrigation water salinity levels by modified LS model (nRMSE=4.6 provides better results (nRMSE=5.9. However, for soil nitrogen levels and interactive effects of salinity and nitrogen, the modified MB model (nRMSE=10.3 provided better outputs (nRMSE=14.4. Consequently, instead of the modified LS and MB models the proposed models in this research can be recommended for use.

  19. O pai dos contos: "Lo cunto de li cunti. O trattenimiente de li peccerille (Pentamerone" de Giambattista Basile

    Andrea Lombardi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Em seu prefácio à coletânea Fábulas italianas, Calvino toma os contos dos irmãos Grimm (1812 como modelo, mas critica seu caráter violento e “sanguinário”. Ele imita rigorosamente a coletânea dos autores alemães, selecionando o mesmo número de fábulas (200 e também decide traduzir todos os textos, escritos originalmente em dialeto, para a língua italiana, adaptando arbitrariamente enredos e nomes. Em relação a Giambattista Basile [BASILE: 1999 e 2000], autor de Lu cunto de li cunti (ou Pentamerone, uma coletânea de 50 contos, redigidos em napolitano em 1646, um autor celebrado, imitado e traduzido pelos irmãos Grimm, Calvino foi francamente omisso. Trata-se de um autor proto-expressionista, que apresenta em sua obra as versões mais antigas de muitos contos conhecidos (Cinderela, Branca de Neve, O Gato de botas, A bela adormecida entre outros foi traduzido para o italiano pelo filósofo Benedetto Croce somente em 1925. O assim-chamado Pentamerone (por associação ao Decameron de Boccaccio, teve uma surpreendente tradução para o alemão, publicada em 1846, graças ao estímulo dos irmãos Grimm, que veneravam o autor italiano como grande mestre do conto maravilhoso. O triângulo virtual que se forma entre Calvino, os irmãos Grimm e Basile, tem num de seus ângulos a denegação calviniana do autor napolitano e no outro, a obra maior deste autor, a qual reforça a importância, vivacidade e consistência dos dialetos na tradição literária italiana. Entre Calvino e Basile, os irmãos Grimm parecem representar uma mediação singular e típica entre a cultura alemã e a italiana.

  20. Influence of Zn foliar application on growth characteristics and essential oil yield of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) under salinity stress

    Gh. Gohari; M. B. Hassanpouraghdam; M. R. Dadpour; M. Shirdel

    2013-01-01

    Mass production of medicinal and aromatic plants under hydroponic systems and especially in areas with saline soils is very important. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the interaction of salinity stress and foliar application of zinc (Zn) on hydroponically-grown basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). The factorial experiment was arranged as randomized complete blocks design, with two salinity levels (0 and 50 mM NaCl) and three Zn levels (0, 100 and 200 mg/L as ZnSO4,7H2O) and three replications...

  1. Basil seed gum as a novel stabilizer for structure formation and reduction of ice recrystallization in ice cream

    2013-01-01

    Basil seed gum (BSG), as a novel source of hydrocolloid, was used at two concentrations (0.1% or 0.2%) to stabilize ice cream, and its impact on selected physical and structural properties, especially ice crystal size, was compared to a commercial blend of carboxymethyl cellulose and guar gums (0.1% or 0.2%) and to an unstabilized control. Samples were temperature cycled at subzero temperatures and ice crystal size was measured before and after cycling. There was no significant difference in ...

  2. FINGER-VEIN RECOGNITION SYSTEMS

    A.Haritha Deepthi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available As the Person‟s/Organization‟s Private information‟s are becoming very easy to access, the demand for a Simple, Convenient, Efficient, and a highly Securable Authentication System has been increased. In considering these requirements for data Protection, Biometrics, which uses human physiological or behavioral system for personal Identification has been found as a solution for these difficulties. However most of the biometric systems have high complexity in both time and space. So we are going to use a Real time Finger-Vein recognition System for authentication purposes. In this paper we had implemented the Finger Vein Recognition concept using MATLAB R2013a. The features used are Lacunarity Distance, Blanket Dimension distance. This has more accuracy when compared to conventional methods.

  3. Effect of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf powder and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) leaf paste on sensory and nutritional qualities of beef and ham burgers – A preliminary study

    Gabriel Teye; Moses Teye; Bright Mustapha; Alexander Abu

    2013-01-01

    Moringa leaf powder and sweet basil leaf paste are commonly used in local dishes in Ghana for purposes of flavour enhancement and nutrient supplements. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf powder (MLP) and Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) leaf paste (SBLP) on the sensory characteristics and nutritional compositions of beef and hamburgers. MLP and SBLP were incorporated at 0g (Control, T1), 2g, 4g and 6g/kg meat (T2, T3 and T4 respectively) during ...

  4. Vein-type uranium deposits

    A critical review is presented of published data bearing on the mineralogy, paragenesis, geochemistry, and origin of veiw-type uranium deposits. Its aim is to serve as a starting point for new research and as a basis for the development of new exploration strategies. During the formation of both vein and sandstone types of deposits uranium seems to have been dissolved by and transported in rather oxidized solutions, and deposited where these solutions encountered reducing agents such as carbon, sulfides, ferrous minerals and hydrocarbons. Granitic rocks abnormally enriched in uranium have apparently been the most common source for uranium in vein-type deposits. Oxidizing solutions have been derived either from the surface or from depth. Surface solutions saturated with atmospheric oxygen have frequently passed through red bed or clean sandstone conduits on their way to and from uranium source rocks. Deep solutions of non-surface origin have apparently become sufficiently oxidizing by passage through and equilibration with red beds. The common association of clean sandstones or red beds with uranium-rich granites in the vicinity of vein-type uranium deposits is probably not fortuitous, and areas where these rock types are found together are considered particularly favorable targets for uranium exploration

  5. CT demonstration of the extracardiac anastomoses of the coronary veins in superior vena cava or left brachiocephalic vein obstruction

    CT scans in four cases of chronic superior vena cava or left brachiocephalic vein obstruction demonstrate a systemic-to-cardiac collateral venous pathway through anastomoses between the pericardial branches of systemic veins and the presumed adventitial veins of the ascending aorta and pulmonary trunk. These adventitial veins then drain into tributaries of the anterior cardiac veins or ventricular coronary veins.

  6. Deep venous drainage in great cerebral vein (vein of Galen) absence and malformations

    We report two types of venous patterns associated with great cerebral vein (vein of Galen) absence or unavailability. Developmental venous anomalies or vein of Galen arteriovenous malformations (VGAM) serve as an illustrative material. A diencephalic pattern that collects the thalamo-striate veins into the tentorial sinus is recognized in most VGAM. A telencephalic arrangement connecting the striate veins with the rostral afferents to the basal vein is less frequent. Both patterns reproduce embryonic stages preceeding the development of the great cerebral vein, thus confirming Raybaud's hypothesis that in VGAM the pouch is not the vein of Galen but the medial vein of the prosencephalon. The prognostic value of each pattern can then be appreciated and the therapeutic strategies rationalized; some unexplained complications of the venous approach for non-selected VGAM can thus be avoided. (orig.)

  7. ISEcp1B-Mediated Transposition of blaCTX-M in Escherichia coli

    Poirel, Laurent; Lartigue, Marie-Frédérique; Decousser, Jean-Winoc; Nordmann, Patrice

    2005-01-01

    Several expanded-spectrum β-lactamase blaCTX-M genes are associated with ISEcp1-like elements in Enterobacteriaceae. We found that ISEcp1B was able to mobilize the adjacent blaCTX-M-19 gene by a transpositional mechanism in Escherichia coli by recognizing a variety of DNA sequences as right inverted repeats. PMID:15616333

  8. ISEcp1B-Mediated Transposition of blaCTX-M in Escherichia coli

    Poirel, Laurent; Lartigue, Marie-Frédérique; Decousser, Jean-Winoc; Nordmann, Patrice

    2005-01-01

    Several expanded-spectrum β-lactamase blaCTX-M genes are associated with ISEcp1-like elements in Enterobacteriaceae. We found that ISEcp1B was able to mobilize the adjacent blaCTX-M-19 gene by a transpositional mechanism in Escherichia coli by recognizing a variety of DNA sequences as right inverted repeats.

  9. Remarkable site specificity of local transposition into the Hsp70 promoter of Drosophila melanogaster.

    Shilova, Victoria Y; Garbuz, David G; Myasyankina, Elena N; Chen, Bing; Evgen'ev, Michael B; Feder, Martin E; Zatsepina, Olga G

    2006-06-01

    Heat-shock genes have numerous features that ought to predispose them to insertional mutagenesis via transposition. To elucidate the evolvability of heat-shock genes via transposition, we have exploited a local transposition technique and Drosophila melanogaster strains with EPgy2 insertions near the Hsp70 gene cluster at 87A7 to produce numerous novel EPgy2 insertions into these Hsp70 genes. More than 50% of 45 independent insertions were made into two adjacent nucleotides in the proximal promoter at positions -96 and -97, and no insertions were into a coding or 3'-flanking sequence. All inserted transposons were in inverse orientation to the starting transposon. The frequent insertion into nucleotides -96 and -97 is consistent with the DNase hypersensitivity, absence of nucleosomes, flanking GAGA-factor-binding sites, and nucleotide sequence of this region. These experimental insertions recapitulated many of the phenotypes of natural transposition into Hsp70: reduced mRNA expression, less Hsp70 protein, and decreased inducible thermotolerance. The results suggest that the distinctive features of heat-shock promoters, which underlie the massive and rapid expression of heat-shock genes upon heat shock, also are a source of evolutionary variation on which natural selection can act. PMID:16582443

  10. Dextrocardia, aortopulmonary window with transposition of the great arteries, case report

    Najm, Hani K.; Jijeh, Abdulraouf M.Z.; El Moazamy, Yousry M.; Mufti, Hani N.; Abu-Sulaiman, Riyadh; Mutairi, Mansour Al

    2010-01-01

    Transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) in combination with aortopulmonary window (APW) is a very rare entity and carries high morbidity and mortality. Only few cases have been reported with this association. We report the first case of D-TGA and APW with mirror image dextrocardia which was repaired successfully.

  11. Nasal-skin-fold transposition flap for upper lip reconstruction in a French bulldog

    Benlloch-Gonzalez, Manuel; Lafarge, Stphanie; Bouvy, Bernard; Poncet, Cyrill

    2013-01-01

    Upper-lip reconstruction after mast-cell tumor-resection in a French bulldog was achieved by using a transposition flap from the nasal-skin-fold and an oral mucosal flap. The new technique is an alternative for reconstruction of extensive upper-lip defects in brachycephalic dogs and achieves satisfactory functional and cosmetic results. PMID:24155421

  12. Vein harvesting and techniques for infrainguinal bypass.

    Albck, Anders; Saarinen, Eva; Venermo, Maarit

    2016-04-01

    In order to achieve good long term results after bypass surgery, alongside with good inflow and outflow arteries, the bypass graft material also has an important role. The best patency and limb salvage rates are achieved with autologous vein. If great saphenous vein is not available, acceptable long-term results can be achieved with arm veins and lesser saphenous vein. The quality and size of the vein are important. A small-caliber vein, increased wall thickness, postphlebitic changes and varicosities are associated with a risk of early failure. Preoperative vein mapping with ultrasound reduces readmissions and postoperative surgical site infections. During the mapping, the vein to be used and its main tributaries are marked with a permanent marker pen. To reduce wound complication rates we recommend bridged incisions in vein harvesting. Endoscopic vein harvesting seems to have no benefit compared to open techniques in lower limb bypasses, and has been associated with higher risk of primary patency loss at one year. With deep tunneling of the graft the problems caused by wound infection can be avoided. PMID:26837257

  13. Simultaneous detection of the protozoan parasites Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium and Giardia in food matrices and their persistence on basil leaves.

    Hohweyer, Jeanne; Cazeaux, Catherine; Travaillé, Emmanuelle; Languet, Emilie; Dumètre, Aurélien; Aubert, Dominique; Terryn, Christine; Dubey, Jitender P; Azas, Nadine; Houssin, Maryline; Loïc, Favennec; Villena, Isabelle; La Carbona, Stéphanie

    2016-08-01

    Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium spp. and Giardia intestinalis are emerging pathogen parasites in the food domain. However, without standardized methods for their detection in food matrices, parasitic foodborne outbreaks remain neglected. In this study, a new immunomagnetic separation assay (IMS Toxo) targeting the oocyst's wall of T. gondii was developed using a specific purified monoclonal antibody. Performance of this IMS Toxo coupled to microscopic and qPCR analyses was evaluated in terms of limit of detection (LOD) and recovery rate (RR) on: i) simple matrix (LOD = 5 oocysts; RR between 5 and 56%); ii) raspberries and basil (LOD = 33 oocysts/g; RR between 0.2 and 35%). Finally, to simultaneously extract the three protozoa from these food matrices, T. gondii oocysts were directly concentrated (without IMS Toxo) from the supernatant of the IMS of Cryptosporidium and Giardia (oo)cysts. This strategy associated to qPCR detection led to LOD <1 to 3 (oo)cysts/g and RR between 2 and 35%. This procedure was coupled to RT-qPCR analyses and showed that the three protozoa persisted on the leaves of basil and remained viable following storage at 4 °C for 8 days. These data strengthen the need to consider these protozoa in food safety. PMID:27052700

  14. “Minority Report”: an analysis of the transposition of Philip K. Dick´s short story to cinema

    Daniel Iturvides Dutra

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to make a comparative analysis of Philip K. Dick´s short story “Minority Report” with the homonymous film transposition made by director Steven Spielberg. The goal of the analysis is to understand how film transpositions are influenced by the ideological and economical aspects of the movie industry, which includes the movie audience demands, the use of the movie star image, the ideology related to this image, and how all these elements are reflected in the movie Minority Report. Therefore, we will analyze how all these aspects of the movie industry affected the film transposition of Philip K. Dick´s short story.

  15. Insecticidal Activity of Basil Oil, trans-Anethole, Estragole, and Linalool to Adults of Ceratitis capitata, Bactrocera dorsalis, and B. cucurbitae

    Pest tephritid fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), and B. cucurbitae (Cocquillett) are among the species of economic significance. Their management has primarily relied on the use of food baits, male attractants and their combinations with insecticides. Basil o...

  16. Formulation and in Vivo Evaluation for Anti-Aging Effects of an Emulsion Containing Basil Extract Using non- Invasive Biophysical Techniques

    N. Akhtar

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and the purpose of study: Skin aging is a complex process induced by constant exposure to ultraviolet (UV irradiation and damages human skin. UV generates reactive oxygen species leading to collagen deficiency and eventually skin wrinkling. Basil contains a number of phenolics and favonoids which possess antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to formulate and investigate the antiaging potential of a cream containing Basil extract. Methods: A single blinded study was conducted using non-invasive methods. Formulation containing 3% of the concentrated extract of Basil was developed by entrapping in the inner aqueous phase of w/o emulsion and base contained no extract. Both creams were stored at different storage conditions of 8C, 25C, 40C and 40C+ 75% relative humidity to predict their stabilities. The formulation and base were evaluated for their effects on various skin parameters i.e., moisture and trans epidermal water loss (TEWL, volume, energy and surface evaluation of the living skin (SELS. Results: Significant effects (p?0.05 were observed for both creams in the case of TEWL. The base showed insignificant (p?0.05 while formulation showed significant effects on skin moisture. Volume, SELS SEr (skin roughness, SEsc (skin scaliness, SEsm (skin smoothness, SEw (skin wrinkles parameter showed significant decline while texture parameter of Energy' showed significant increase. Conclusion: The results statistically indicated that the active formulation containg extract of Basil exert antiaging effects when applied topically.

  17. Preduodenal portal vein: its surgical significance.

    Makey, D A; Bowen, J C

    1978-11-01

    Preduodenal portal vein is a rare anatomical variant which may be one of many anomalies in the neonate with duodenal "atresia." Preduodenal portal vein also may be an occasional finding in an adult undergoing biliary, gastric, or pancreatic surgery. Awareness and recognition of the anomaly are essential for the avoidance of injury during such operations. We report here a symptomless patient whose preduodenal portal vein was discovered at cholecystectomy. PMID:715684

  18. Endovenous laser therapy for varicose vein

    Erwin Mulia

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Laser has become a useful technology in treating venous incompetence especially superficial venous disease. Introduction of endovenous thermal ablation through endovenous laser therapy helped by duplex ultrasound guidance has provided an alternative for traditional saphenous vein stripping. High success rate, minor complications, and minimally invasive technique provide the advantages over traditional treatment. In this case illustrated, the endovenous laser therapy used for great saphenous varicose vein. Yet, future development in endovenous laser therapy is still needed and only long term follow-up and uniform reporting standards will provide the answers. (Med J Indones. 2013;22:117-20Keywords:Endovenous laser theraphy, great saphenous vein, varicose vein

  19. Effect of Diameter of Saphenous Vein on Stump Length after Radiofrequency Ablation for Varicose Vein

    Kim, Jusung; Cho, Sungsin; JOH, JIN HYUN; Ahn, Hyung-Joon; Park, Ho-Chul

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has gained popularity for treatment of varicose veins. The diameter of the saphenous vein should be considered before RFA because occlusion of the vein may differ depending on its diameter. Until now, however, there have been few data about the correlation between the diameter of the saphenous vein and the stump length after RFA. The purpose of our study was to investigate its correlation. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was performed from ...

  20. Isolated inferior mesenteric portal hypertension with giant inferior mesenteric vein and anomalous inferior mesenteric vein insertion

    Prasad, G Raghavendra; Billa, Srikar; Bhandari, Pavaneel; Hussain, Aijaz

    2013-01-01

    Extrahepatic portal hypertension is not an uncommon disease in childhood, but isolated inferior mesenteric portal varices and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleed have not been reported till date. A 4-year-old girl presented with lower GI bleed. Surgical exploration revealed extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with giant inferior mesenteric vein and colonic varices. Inferior mesenteric vein was joining the superior mesenteric vein. The child was treated successfully with inferior mesenteric – i...

  1. Identification of a unique 2-oxoglutarate-dependent flavone 7-O-demethylase completes the elucidation of the lipophilic flavone network in basil.

    Berim, Anna; Kim, Min-Jeong; Gang, David R

    2015-01-01

    Small molecule demethylation is considered unusual in plants. Of the studied instances, the N-demethylation of nicotine is catalyzed by a Cyt P450 monooxygenase, while the O-dealkylation of alkaloids in Papaver somniferum is mediated by 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases (2-ODDs). This report describes a 2-ODD regiospecifically catalyzing the 7-O-demethylation of methoxylated flavones in peltate trichomes of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). Three candidate 2-ODDs were identified in the basil trichome transcriptome database. Only the candidate designated ObF7ODM1 was found to be active with and highly specific for the proposed natural substrates, gardenin B and 8-hydroxysalvigenin. Of the characterized 2-ODDs, ObF7ODM1 is most closely related to O-demethylases from Papaver. The demethylase activity in trichomes from four basil chemotypes matches well with the abundance of ObF7ODM1 peptides and transcripts in the same trichome preparations. Treatment of basil plants with a 2-ODD inhibitor prohexadione-calcium significantly reduced the accumulation of 7-O-demethylated flavone nevadensin, confirming the involvement of a 2-ODD in its formation. Notably, the full-length open reading frame of ObF7ODM1 contains a second in-frame AUG codon 57 nucleotides downstream of the first translation initiation codon. Both AUG codons are recognized by bacterial translation machinery during heterologous gene expression. The N-truncated ObF7ODM1 is nearly inactive. The N-terminus essential for activity is unique to ObF7ODM1 and does not align with the sequences of other 2-ODDs. Further studies will reveal whether alternative translation initiation plays a role in regulating the O-demethylase activity in planta. Molecular identification of the flavone 7-O-demethylase completes the biochemical elucidation of the lipophilic flavone network in basil. PMID:25378691

  2. Comparison of the Complications of Central Vein Catheters and Arterio-Venous Fistulae in Children on Chronic Hemodialysis

    F Ghane Sherbaf

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Complications related to vascular access are among the most important causes of morbidity in children chronically on hemodialysis. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of the central vein catheters (CVC and arterio-venous fistulae (AVF in children on chronic hemodialysis. Methods: This study includes 68 children who have been treated with hemodialysis in Dr. Sheikh Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, during 2000-2005. Physical examination, clinical and paraclinical findings were recorded in special charts. Findings: Out of 68 patients treated with hemodialysis 29 (42.6% were female and 39 (57.3% male. The average duration time of hemodialysis was 15.8 months. Before performing AVF, the central venous catheters were placed in subclavian vein in 28 patients (41.1% and internal jugular vein in 26 patients (38.2%. The fistula placed was radio-cephalic in 29 (42.6% and brachio-basilic in 33 children (48.5%. 48 patients (77.4% underwent only one surgery for AVF. The most frequent complications of central venous catheters were: catheter infection (48.1%, inadvertent extraction of the catheters (7.4%, cardiac arrhythmia (1.8% and hemothorax (1.8%. The most common complications of AVF in decreasing order of frequency were: non-functional fistula due to thrombosis or hematoma (20.9%, infection (12.9%, aneurysms (11.2% and ischemia of the hand presenting as paresthesia, dysesthesia and pain (11.2%. Overall, 10 (18.5% patients were hospitalized due to the complications of CVC and 20 (29.4% for the complications of AVF. Conclusion: The most frequently observed complications of CVC and AVF were catheter infection and non-functional fistula. The risk factors for AVF dysfunction were young age, hypotension and hemodialysis without administration of heparin.

  3. Angioplasty of communicating veins to the brachial vein in haemodialysis patients with obliterated superficial veins of the upper arm

    Aim: To evaluate the outcomes of angioplasty of the communicating veins when superficial veins of the upper arm were almost totally obliterated in haemodialysis patients. Materials and methods: Twenty-one angioplasties of the communicating veins that were performed for failing haemodialysis fistulas in patients with almost totally obliterated superficial veins of the upper arm from December 2006 to March 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Fistulas were of the following types: native radiocephalic fistulas (n=20) and radio-antecubital fistulas (n=1). All angioplasties were performed using 58mm conventional balloons. Cutting balloon angioplasty was additionally performed in five patients. The primary, secondary, and target lesion patency rate was calculated using KaplanMeier analysis. Results: The communicating vein was located in the antecubital fossa. Technical and clinical success rates were 100% and 95.2%, respectively. Follow-up duration was 152 months (mean 20 months). The primary patency rates were 76%, 43%, and 29% at 3, 6, and 12 months, respectively, and target lesion patency rates were 81%, 62%, and 43% at 3, 6, and 12 months, respectively. The secondary patency rates were 81%, 76%, and 57% at 3, 6, and 12 months,respectively. There were no major or minor complications. Conclusion: Angioplasty of the communicating vein is effective in restoring function in failing haemodialysis fistula in patients with obliterated superficial veins of the upper arm. - Highlights: Lack of patent superficial veins of upper arm is challenging condition for endovascular recanalization in haemodialysis patients. This paper is to introduce angioplasty technique of communicating veins as an alternative pathway in the setting of totally obliterated superficial veins of upper arms. The technical and clinical success rate of this technique were 100% and 95.2% and there was no major or minor complication

  4. Corrected transposition of the great arteries without associated defects in adult patients: clinical profile and follow up.

    Presbitero, P; Somerville, J; Rabajoli, F.; Stone, S.; Conte, M R

    1995-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To assess the clinical course of adult patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries without associated anomalies. DESIGN--All patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries without associated anomalies were reviewed with complete clinical and echocardiographic assessment. The complications were evaluated in each decade. SETTING--Tertiary centre with a specific unit dealing with "grown-up" adolescent and adult congenital heart disease, designated as a qua...

  5. Normal distal pulmonary vein anatomy

    Klimek-Piotrowska, Wiesława; Piątek, Katarzyna; Koziej, Mateusz; Hołda, Jakub

    2016-01-01

    Background. It is well known that the pulmonary veins (PVs), especially their myocardial sleeves play a critical role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation. Understanding the PV anatomy is crucial for the safety and efficacy of all procedures performed on PVs. The aim of this study was to present normal distal PV anatomy and to create a juxtaposition of all PV ostium variants. Methods. A total of 130 randomly selected autopsied adult human hearts (Caucasian) were examined. The number of PVs ostia was evaluated and their diameter was measured. The ostium-to-last-tributary distance and macroscopic presence of myocardial sleeves were also evaluated. Results. Five hundred forty-one PV ostia were identified. Four classical PV ostia patterns (two left and two right PVs) were observed in 70.8% of all cases. The most common variant was the classical pattern with additional middle right PV (19.2%), followed by the common ostium for the left superior and the inferior PVs (4.44%). Mean diameters of PV ostia (for the classical pattern) were: left superior = 13.8 ± 2.9 mm; left inferior = 13.3 ± 3.4 mm; right superior = 14.3 ± 2.9 mm; right inferior = 13.7 ± 3.3 mm. When present, the additional middle right PV ostium had the smallest PV ostium diameter in the heart (8.2 ± 4.1 mm). The mean ostium-to-last-tributary (closest to the atrium) distances were: left superior = 15.1 ± 4.6 mm; left inferior = 13.5 ± 4.0 mm; right superior = 11.8 ± 4.0 mm; right inferior = 11.0 ± 3.7 mm. There were no statistically significant differences between sexes in ostia diameters and ostium-to-last-tributary distances. Conclusion. Only 71% of the cases have four standard pulmonary veins. The middle right pulmonary vein is present in almost 20% of patients. Presented data can provide useful information for the clinicians during interventional procedures or radiologic examinations of PVs. PMID:26793429

  6. Normal distal pulmonary vein anatomy.

    Klimek-Piotrowska, Wies?awa; Ho?da, Mateusz K; Pi?tek, Katarzyna; Koziej, Mateusz; Ho?da, Jakub

    2016-01-01

    Background. It is well known that the pulmonary veins (PVs), especially their myocardial sleeves play a critical role in the initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation. Understanding the PV anatomy is crucial for the safety and efficacy of all procedures performed on PVs. The aim of this study was to present normal distal PV anatomy and to create a juxtaposition of all PV ostium variants. Methods. A total of 130 randomly selected autopsied adult human hearts (Caucasian) were examined. The number of PVs ostia was evaluated and their diameter was measured. The ostium-to-last-tributary distance and macroscopic presence of myocardial sleeves were also evaluated. Results. Five hundred forty-one PV ostia were identified. Four classical PV ostia patterns (two left and two right PVs) were observed in 70.8% of all cases. The most common variant was the classical pattern with additional middle right PV (19.2%), followed by the common ostium for the left superior and the inferior PVs (4.44%). Mean diameters of PV ostia (for the classical pattern) were: left superior = 13.8 2.9 mm; left inferior = 13.3 3.4 mm; right superior = 14.3 2.9 mm; right inferior = 13.7 3.3 mm. When present, the additional middle right PV ostium had the smallest PV ostium diameter in the heart (8.2 4.1 mm). The mean ostium-to-last-tributary (closest to the atrium) distances were: left superior = 15.1 4.6 mm; left inferior = 13.5 4.0 mm; right superior = 11.8 4.0 mm; right inferior = 11.0 3.7 mm. There were no statistically significant differences between sexes in ostia diameters and ostium-to-last-tributary distances. Conclusion. Only 71% of the cases have four standard pulmonary veins. The middle right pulmonary vein is present in almost 20% of patients. Presented data can provide useful information for the clinicians during interventional procedures or radiologic examinations of PVs. PMID:26793429

  7. Retinal vein occlusion: pathophysiology and treatment options

    Niral Karia

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Niral KariaDepartment of Ophthalmology, Southend Hospital, Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff on Sea, Essex, United KingdomAbstract: This paper reviews the current thinking about retinal vein occlusion. It gives an overview of its pathophysiology and discusses the evidence behind the various established and emerging treatment paradigms.Keywords: central, hemispheric, branch, retinal vein occlusion, visual loss

  8. Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein catheterization

    To assess the usefulness of the ultrasound-guided subclavian vein catheterization in difficult patients. We tried subclavian vein catheterization in 18 patients in which conventional blind technique failed(N=9): or was complicated by hemothorax or pneumothorax(N=3): or was prohibited by respirator care(N=4) and severe thoracic deformity(N=2). Initially, the patency of subclavian vein was evaluated with ultrasonography, and then, the puncture of the subclavian vein was performed under the guidance of ultrasonography. Under the fluoroscopy, the patency of the proximal subclavian vein and the superior vena cava was evaluated after contrast-media injection and a catheter was inserted into the subclavian vein and accurately positioned at the superior vena cava. Successful catheterization was performed in 17 patients. In the remaining one patient, we did not perform catheterization because of bilateral subclavian vein thrombosis detected during the procedure. There were no procedure-related complications. Ultrasound-guided subclavian vein catheterization is an easy and safe method even in difficult cases

  9. Spontaneous rupture of a saphenous vein graft

    Davey, P.; Gwilt, D; Forfar, C

    1999-01-01

    We present a case of spontaneous rupture of a right coronary bypass vein graft in a 57-year-old woman 10years after coronary by-pass surgery. Although rare, this diagnosis should be considered in such patients presenting with appropriate symptoms.???Keywords: coronary artery bypass graft; false aneurysm; saphenous vein graft

  10. A newborn liver mass that never existed: a somber reminder of embryonic ties between umbilical vein and portal venous system

    Haafiz A

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Allah Haafiz1, Jonathan L Williams2, Joel M Andres1, Don A Novak11Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology; 2Department of Pediatric Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USAAbstract: A 6-day-old, known to have transposition of the great vessels, received care in the neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary care center. A computed tomography scan was performed for abdominal distention and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, which revealed a “mass lesion” in the left liver lobe. Analysis of antecedent events and the clinical and laboratory course uncovered an iatrogenic etiology and pathogenesis of the lesion. As the nature of the lesion was clarified, no specific therapy was required. This case is presented to show a serious yet preventable complication of a commonly performed procedure.Keywords: portal vein thrombosis, liver mass, umbilical venous catheter

  11. A comparative study of branch retinal vein occlusion and central vein occlusion amongst Malaysian patients.

    Teoh, S L; Amarjeet, K

    1993-12-01

    A retrospective study of 95 patients with retinal vein occlusion was carried out to determine the clinical presentation and pattern of distribution in the local Malaysian population. There was no significant difference found in its distribution with regards to sex. In comparing branch retinal vein occlusion with central retinal vein occlusion, no significant differences were found in its racial distribution. Branch retinal vein occlusion occurred more commonly among the older patients whereas the converse is true for central retinal vein occlusion. Reduced vision represents the commonest mode of presentation. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia and haematological disorders are important associated systemic conditions. PMID:8183164

  12. Alternative Ac/Ds transposition induces major chromosomal rearrangements in maize.

    Zhang, Jianbo; Yu, Chuanhe; Pulletikurti, Vinay; Lamb, Jonathan; Danilova, Tatiana; Weber, David F; Birchler, James; Peterson, Thomas

    2009-03-15

    Barbara McClintock reported that the Ac/Ds transposable element system can generate major chromosomal rearrangements (MCRs), but the underlying mechanism has not been determined. Here, we identified a series of chromosome rearrangements derived from maize lines containing pairs of closely linked Ac transposable element termini. Molecular and cytogenetic analyses showed that the MCRs in these lines comprised 17 reciprocal translocations and two large inversions. The breakpoints of all 19 MCRs are delineated by Ac termini and characteristic 8-base-pair target site duplications, indicating that the MCRs were generated by precise transposition reactions involving the Ac termini of two closely linked elements. This alternative transposition mechanism may have contributed to chromosome evolution and may also occur during V(D)J recombination resulting in oncogenic translocations. PMID:19299561

  13. Analysis of the Superconducting Cable Transposition in Low Resistance CICC Joint

    Zhu, You-hua

    2000-08-01

    In an integrated structure low resistance CICC joint, current is conducted by outer cable strands coming into touch with the conductive Cu sole. So it is an important condition for satisfying joint performance that each strand of the cable inside the joint is able to come to the outermost by transposition. This paper presents analysis, calculation and figures for the strand transposition. According to the twist procedures of the superconducting cable, the author computed the actual pitch of each stage cable, consecutively computed the projection of each stage cable on the axis of the cable (z axis) and the corresponding twist angle as the z coordinate changes, which is then drawn by AutoCAD. From the results shown in the figures, the minimal cable length, which enables each strand to transpose almost equally to the outermost of the cable in such a length, can be determined as the optimal joint length.

  14. Element transport in veins during serpentinization

    Schwarzenbach, E. M.; Beard, J. S.; Caddick, M. J.

    2013-12-01

    Serpentinization of ultramafic rocks has wide ranging implications for the petrology, rheology, and petrophysical properties of the oceanic lithosphere. During hydration of the peridotite, fluid-rock ratios and temperature control mineral formation in the veins. We studied a partly serpentinized peridotite from the Santa Elena ophiolite complex in Costa Rica and tracked element mobility during water-rock interaction. Serpentinization of the studied harzburgite is around 30 to 40%, with serpentinization of olivine being more advanced than serpentinization of orthopyroxene. Element mapping and point analyses show that the veins preserve characteristic element distributions within orthopyroxene and olivine, and with distance to orthopyroxene-hosted serpentine veins. With increasing distance from the orthopyroxene the following vein assemblages were observed in olivine: pure serpentine veins, serpentine + brucite veins, serpentine + brucite + magnetite veins. Veins are enriched in SiO2 in the proximity of orthopyroxene suggesting that a net transfer of SiO2 takes place from serpentinizing orthopyroxene to olivine. The magnetite-bearing serpentine veins mostly consist of Mg-rich serpentine (Mg# = 90 - 95) and Fe-rich brucite (Mg# = 70 - 75) finely intergrown. In contrast, the center of these veins contains a thin zone of high-Mg serpentine (Mg# 97), and high-Mg brucite (Mg# 92 - 94) next to magnetite. We infer from thermodynamic calculations that these mineral assemblages are controlled by H2O activity and low SiO2 activities. Within orthopyroxene, serpentine (Mg# = 84 - 89) with an elevated Al2O3 content ( 100 μm and > 200 μm, respectively, from the orthopyroxene. We infer that brucite is not stable in close proximity to orthopyroxene due to elevated SiO2 derived from orthopyroxene breakdown. Orthopyroxene serpentinization results in net transfer of Al2O3 into serpentine, but only in the immediate vicinity of the orthopyroxene. Overall, our study indicates that the extent of orthopyroxene serpentinization controls SiO2 and Al2O3 availability in the fluid and therefore the mineral assemblages present in the veins. The net transfer of SiO2 is manifested by the lack of talc in serpentine veins in orthopyroxene and the lack of brucite in serpentine veins proximal to orthopyroxene grain boundaries. Within veins, local transport of Si, Mg and Fe takes place during reaction of serpentine + brucite with H2O to form magnetite + Mg-rich serpentine + Mg-rich brucite.

  15. Ultrasound assessment of great saphenous vein insufficiency

    Chander RK

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Rajiv K Chander,1 Thomas S Monahan1,2 1Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2Department of Surgery, Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA Abstract: Duplex ultrasonography is the ideal modality to assess great saphenous vein insufficiency. Duplex ultrasonography incorporates both gray scale images to delineate anatomy and color-Doppler imaging that visualizes the flow of blood in a structure. Assessment of great saphenous vein requires definition of the anatomy, augmentation of flow, evaluation for both superficial and deep vein thrombosis, and determining the presence of reflux. Currently, evolution in the treatment of reflux also relies on ultrasound for the treatment of the disease. Understanding the utilization of the ultrasound for the diagnosis and treatment of greater saphenous vein reflux is important for practitioners treating reflux disease. Keywords: duplex ultrasonography, small saphenous vein 

  16. Guide Wire Migration During Femoral Vein Catheterization

    Mohammad Reza Khatami

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Central vein catheterization is a routine and relatively safe procedure in critically ill patients. Complications with this procedure depend to the site of catheterization and the skill of the operator. In addition to the common complications with femoral vein catheterization there are some rare usually preventable side effects related to guide wire and catheter. In our patient who underwent femoral catheterization for acute hemodialysis, we report migration of guide wire through the systemic circulation from the femoral vein to the jugular vein. This is a very rare complication that is a human error and is totally preventable by doing the procedure by a skilled doctor and considering the standards described for central vein catheter insertion.

  17. Antimicrobial activity of sweet basil and thyme against salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in egg-based pasta

    Stojiljković Jasmina

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis is known as one of the most common pathogenic bacteria causing salmonellosis in humans. Raw materials of animal origin (eggs, chicken meat are frequent vectors that transmit this bacterium. Since eggs are used for the production of pasta, due to insufficient thermal treatment during pasta drying, they can be a potential risk to consumer health. Different essential oils of herbs can be used to reduce present pathogenic microorganisms. This paper compares a decrease in the number of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (D ATCC 13076 and Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis isolated from outbreaks of salmonellosis in egg-based pasta under the influence of thyme and sweet basil essential oils. The results indicate that the utilized oils were more effective against the epidemic strain than the ATCC strain. In addition, thyme oil caused a more significant inhibition of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis during the production process.

  18. Genome Rearrangements in Maize Induced by Alternative Transposition of Reversed Ac/Ds Termini

    Yu, Chuanhe; Zhang, Jianbo; Peterson, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Alternative transposition can induce genome rearrangements, including deletions, inverted duplications, inversions, and translocations. To investigate the types and frequency of the rearrangements elicited by a pair of reversed Ac/Ds termini, we isolated and analyzed 100 new mutant alleles derived from two parental alleles that both contain an intact Ac and a fractured Ac (fAc) structure at the maize p1 locus. Mutants were characterized by PCR and sequencing; the results show that nearly 90% ...

  19. Regiochemical Control in the Metal-Catalyzed Transposition of Allylic Silyl Ethers

    Hansen, Eric C.; Lee, Daesung

    2006-01-01

    A novel mode of regiochemical control over the allylic [1,3]-transposition of silyloxy groups catalyzed by Re2O7 has been developed. This strategy relies on a cis-oriented vinyl boronate, generated from the Alder ene reaction of homoallylic silyl ethers and alkynyl boronates, to trap out the allylic hydroxyl group. The resulting cyclic boronic acids are excellent partners for cross coupling reactions. High chirality transfer is observed for the rearrangement of enantioenriched allylic silyl e...

  20. Solar radiation transposition models applied to a plane tracking the sun

    Ineichen, Pierre; A. Zelenka; Guisan, Olivier; Razafindraibe, A

    1988-01-01

    Many solar radiation transposition models, from a horizontal plane to any fixed inclined surface, have been compared with measurements from different sites. The tests here were carried out for four top-ranked models and with measurements taken on a plane tracking the sun. The best precision obtained in this study is ±7% on the global solar radiation and ±20% on the diffuse solar radiation with a zero bias.

  1. Tn5-mediated transposition of plasmid DNA after transduction to Myxococcus xanthus.

    Downard, J S

    1988-01-01

    After coliphage P1-mediated transfer of Tn5-containing plasmid DNA from Escherichia coli to Myxococcus xanthus, transductants were identified which contained plasmid sequences integrated at many sites on the bacterial chromosome. The unaltered plasmid DNA sequences in these transductants were apparently flanked by intact Tn5 or IS50 sequences. These results suggest that Tn5-mediated transposition has occurred and provide a method for integrating plasmid DNA into the M. xanthus chromosome with...

  2. Autonomic Nervous System Function in Infants with Transposition of the Great Arteries

    Harrison, Tondi M.; Brown, Roger L.

    2011-01-01

    The ability to maintain homeostasis and respond to challenges to homeostasis is primarily a function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and may be impaired in infants with complex congenital heart defects. This study described change in ANS function before and after surgical correction in infants with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and in healthy infants. Fifteen newborn infants with TGA were matched with 16 healthy infants on age, gender, and feeding type. ANS function was meas...

  3. Correction of incomplete penoscrotal transposition by a modified Glenn-Anderson technique

    Saleh Amin

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Penoscrotal transposition may be partial or complete, resulting in variable degrees of positional exchanges between the penis and the scrotum. Repairs of penoscrotal transposition rely on the creation of rotational flaps to mobilise the scrotum downwards or transpose the penis to a neo hole created in the skin of the mons-pubis. All known techniques result in complete circular incision around the root of the penis, resulting in severe and massive oedema of the penile skin, which delays correction of the associated hypospadias and increases the incidence of complications, as the skin vascularity and lymphatics are impaired by the designed incision. A new design to prevent this post-operative oedema, allowing early correction of the associated hypospadias and lowering the incidence of possible complications, had been used, whose results were compared with other methods of correction. Materials and Methods: Ten patients with incomplete penoscrotal transposition had been corrected by designing rotational flaps that push the scrotum back while the penile skin remains attached by small strip to the skin of the mons-pubis. Results : All patients showed an excellent cosmetic outcome. There was minimal post-operative oedema and no vascular compromise to the penile or scrotal skin. Correction of associated hypospadias can be performed in the same sitting or in another sitting, without or with minimal complications. Conclusion: This modification, which maintains the penile skin connected to the skin of the lower abdomen by a small strip of skin during correction of penoscrotal transposition, prevents post-operative oedema and improves healing with excellent cosmetic appearance, allows one-stage repair with minimal complications and reduce post-operative complications such as urinary fistula and flap necrosis.

  4. The Random Transposition Dynamics on Random Regular Graphs and the Gaussian Free Field

    Ganguly, Shirshendu; Pal, Soumik

    2014-01-01

    A single permutation, seen as union of disjoint cycles, represents a regular graph of degree two. Consider $d$ many independent random permutations and superimpose their graph structures. It is a common model of a random regular (multi-) graph of degree $2d$. We consider the following dynamics. The dimension (i.e. size) of each permutation grows by coupled Chinese Restaurant Processes, while in time each permutation evolves according to the random transposition chain. Asymptotically in the si...

  5. Radionuclide techniques in children after correction of transposition of great arteries

    A group of children with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) has been evaluated by means of Gated Blood Pool Scintigraphy (GBPS) and Tl 201 imaging (TMI). The study confirms and prospects the validity of Radionuclide techniques in providing a non invasive, relatively simple and reliable assessment of right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) performance and myocardial perfusion in patients with TGA in post-operative and more in pre-operative period

  6. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

    ... Are the Signs and Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis? The signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis ( ... life-threatening problems if not treated. Deep Vein Thrombosis Only about half of the people who have ...

  7. [SUBFASCIAL ENDOSCOPIC PERFORATOR VEIN SURGERY IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE VARICOSE VEINS].

    Tabuchi, Atsushi; Masaki, Hisao; Tanemoto, Kazuo

    2015-05-01

    Surgical treatment of severe varicose veins (CEAP classification : C4b-C6) should involve not only interruption of incompetent superficial veins to prevent venous regurgitation due to valve incompetence but also interruption of incompetent perforator veins. Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery (SEPS) is performed via a small skin incision and involves interruption of perforator veins by the insertion of an endoscope into the subfascial space. SEPS produces good surgical outcomes: it is accurate in detecting and transecting perforator veins; has a low frequency of surgical wound complications; prevents lipodermatosclerosis and formation of pigmented skin lesions; and is minimally invasive compared with Linton's operation. Thus, SEPS is an excellent procedure for patients with incompetent perforator veins. SEPS has been covered by the Japanese national health insurance system since April 2014, and it is expected that SEPS will be further developed and become more widespread in use. PMID:26281656

  8. The Effect of Static Magnetic Forces on Water Contents and Photosynthetic Pigments in Sweet Basil Ocimum basilicum L. (Lamiaceae)

    Three different magnetic regimes; aerial, surface and buried; each with three different forces, have been used to investigate their effects on the water contents and photosynthetic pigments of sweet basil plants (Ocimum basilicum L.). Two groups of sweet basil seeds, Ocimum basilicum L. have been cultivated, one under normal conditions and the second has been subdivided into three portion (aerial, surface and buried) to examine the effect of different magnetic forces coming from the three directions on the resulted plants. At all directions of magnets, water contents have been significantly affected by the magnetic forces. Chlorophyll A and carotene contents have been affected, as well, according to the three magnetic forces coming from soil surface regime only. Chlorophyll B did not significantly affected by differences magnetic forces in the three regimes, but it is affected by magnetism wherever its direction or force. But all the photosynthetic pigments contents (Chlorophyll A, B and Carotenes) decreased significantly than the control in the three magnetic regimes., but without any effect according to differences in the magnetic force in the aerial and burried regimes of magnetism. It was concluded that magnetism affects both water absorption and retention , the most influenced regime was the aerial magnets followed by the surface and buried ones. This result can be interpreted by the ionization of water which makes water ions respond to magnetic forces. Photosynthetic pigments have been decreased significantly by the exposure to magnetic fields, irrespective to its direction or force and this may be due to the effect of magnetic fields on the reduction in plastids inside the cells. (author)

  9. Influence of Zn foliar application on growth characteristics and essential oil yield of basil (Ocimum basilicum L. under salinity stress

    Gh. Gohari

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Mass production of medicinal and aromatic plants under hydroponic systems and especially in areas with saline soils is very important. An experiment was conducted to evaluate the interaction of salinity stress and foliar application of zinc (Zn on hydroponically-grown basil (Ocimum basilicum L.. The factorial experiment was arranged as randomized complete blocks design, with two salinity levels (0 and 50 mM NaCl and three Zn levels (0, 100 and 200 mg/L as ZnSO4,7H2O and three replications. Some growth characteristics such as height, leaf surface area, fresh and dry weight of leaves, stem and whole plant, chlorophyll index, harvest index and yield of dry leaves per m2 were measured. After extraction of essential oil, the oil yield was calculated based on oil content in the plant. The results showed that salinity stress adversely affected all growth characteristics as well as essential oil content and yield. Despite the generally accepted hypothesis, Zn application not only had no impact on reducing the negative effects of salinity, but also showed no significant difference between the control plants (no salinity. The highest essential oil content and yield were recorded for control plants. Therefore, it is concluded that under the hydroponics system, basil is sensitive to 50 mM salinity, and Zn foliar application up to 200 mg/L had no positive impact on the reduction of negative effects of salinity. Thus, control nutrient solution has appropriate amount of Zn for salinity stress conditions.

  10. Reactions of carbon radicals generated by 1,5-transposition of reactive centers

    ZIVORAD CEKOVIC

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Radical intermediates can undergo specific reactions, such as intramolecular rearrangements, i.e., the transpositions of radical centers, which are not known in classical ionic organic reactions. 1,5-Transposition of a radical center to a non-activated carbon atom are of great synthetic importance. It can be successfully applied for the introduction of different functional groups (oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, halogens onto a carbon atom remote from the present functional group. In addition to functionalization of a remote non-activated carbon atom, the formation of new C-C bonds on the d-carbon atom have also been achieved. 1,5-Transposition of the radical centers takes place from alkoxyl, aminyl and carbon radicals to a remote carbon atom. Relocation of the radical centers preferentially involves 1,5-transfer of a hydrogen atom, although migrations of some other groups are known. The reactions of the carbon radical generated by 1,5-relocation of the radical center are presented and their synthetic applications are reviewed.

  11. Genome rearrangements in maize induced by alternative transposition of reversed ac/ds termini.

    Yu, Chuanhe; Zhang, Jianbo; Peterson, Thomas

    2011-05-01

    Alternative transposition can induce genome rearrangements, including deletions, inverted duplications, inversions, and translocations. To investigate the types and frequency of the rearrangements elicited by a pair of reversed Ac/Ds termini, we isolated and analyzed 100 new mutant alleles derived from two parental alleles that both contain an intact Ac and a fractured Ac (fAc) structure at the maize p1 locus. Mutants were characterized by PCR and sequencing; the results show that nearly 90% (89/100) of the mutant alleles represent structural rearrangements including deletions, inversions, translocations, or rearrangement of the intertransposon sequence (ITS). Among 37 deletions obtained, 20 extend into the external flanking sequences, while 17 delete portions of the intertransposon sequence. Interestingly, one deletion allele that contains only a single nucleotide between the retained Ac and fAc termini is not competent for further alternative transposition events. We propose a new model for the formation of intertransposon deletions through insertion of reversed transposon termini into sister-chromatid sequences. These results document the types and frequencies of genome rearrangements induced by alternative transposition of reversed Ac/Ds termini in maize. PMID:21339479

  12. Superior Oblique Anterior Transposition with Horizontal Recti Recession-Resection for Total Third-Nerve Palsy

    Eraslan, Muhsin; Cerman, Eren; Onal, Sumru; Ogut, Mehdi Suha

    2015-01-01

    Aims. To report the results of lateral rectus muscle recession, medial rectus muscle resection, and superior oblique muscle transposition in the restoration and maintenance of ocular alignment in primary position for patients with total third-nerve palsy. Methods. The medical records of patients who underwent surgery between March 2007 and September 2011 for total third-nerve palsy were reviewed. All patients underwent a preoperative assessment, including a detailed ophthalmologic examination. Results. A total of 6 patients (age range, 1445 years) were included. The median preoperative horizontal deviation was 67.5 Prism Diopter (PD) (interquartile range [IQR] 57.570) and vertical deviation was 13.5 PD (IQR 1020). The median postoperative horizontal residual exodeviation was 8.0 PD (IQR 116), and the vertical deviation was 0 PD (IQR 04). The median correction of hypotropia following superior oblique transposition was 13.5 2.9 PD (range, 1016). All cases were vertically aligned within 5?PD. Four of the six cases were aligned within 10?PD of the horizontal deviation. Adduction and head posture were improved in all patients. All patients gained new area of binocular single vision in the primary position after the operation. Conclusion. Lateral rectus recession, medial rectus resection, and superior oblique transposition may be used to achieve satisfactory cosmetic and functional results in total third-nerve palsy. PMID:26640703

  13. Anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve improves neurological function in patients with cubital tunnel syndrome

    Wei Huang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Although several surgical procedures exist for treating cubital tunnel syndrome, the best surgical option remains controversial. To evaluate the efficacy of anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve in patients with moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome and to analyze prognostic factors, we retrospectively reviewed 62 patients (65 elbows diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome who underwent anterior subcutaneous transposition. Preoperatively, the initial severity of the disease was evaluated using the McGowan scale as modified by Goldberg: 18 patients (28% had grade IIA neuropathy, 20 (31% had grade IIB, and 27 (42% had grade III. Postoperatively, according to the Wilson & Krout criteria, treatment outcomes were excellent in 38 patients (58%, good in 16 (25%, fair in 7 (11%, and poor in 4 (6%, with an excellent and good rate of 83%. A negative correlation was found between the preoperative McGowan grade and the postoperative Wilson & Krout score. The patients having fair and poor treatment outcomes had more advanced age, lower nerve conduction velocity, and lower action potential amplitude compared with those having excellent and good treatment outcomes. These results suggest that anterior subcutaneous transposition of the ulnar nerve is effective and safe for the treatment of moderate to severe cubital tunnel syndrome, and initial severity, advancing age, and electrophysiological parameters can affect treatment outcome.

  14. Effect of brushwood transposition on the leaf litter arthropod fauna in a cerrado area

    Paula Cristina Benetton Vergílio

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The results of ecological restoration techniques can be monitored through biological indicators of soil quality such as the leaf litter arthropod fauna. This study aimed to determine the immediate effect of brushwood transposition transferred from an area of native vegetation to a disturbed area, on the leaf litter arthropod fauna in a degraded cerrado area. The arthropod fauna of four areas was compared: a degraded area with signal grass, two experimental brushwood transposition areas, with and without castor oil plants, and an area of native cerrado. In total, 7,660 individuals belonging to 23 taxa were sampled. Acari and Collembola were the most abundant taxa in all studied areas, followed by Coleoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Hymenoptera, and Symphyla. The brushwood transposition area without castor oil plants had the lowest abundance and dominance and the highest diversity of all areas, providing evidence of changes in the soil community. Conversely, the results showed that the presence of castor oil plants hampered early succession, negatively affecting ecological restoration in this area.

  15. Transposon display supports transpositional activity of elements in species of the saltans group of Drosophila

    Nathalia De Setta; Ana Paula Pimentel Costa; Fabrício Ramon Lopes; Marie-Anne Van Sluys; Cláudia Márcia Aparecida Carareto

    2007-01-01

    Mobilization of two element subfamilies (canonical and O-type) from Drosophila sturtevanti and D. saltans was evaluated for copy number and transposition activity using the transposon display (TD) technique. Pairwise distances between strains regarding the insertion polymorphism profile were estimated. Amplification of the element based on copy number estimates was highly variable among the strains (D. sturtevanti, canonical 20.11, O-type 9.00; D. saltans, canonical 16.4, O-type 12.60 insertions, on average). The larger values obtained by TD compared to our previous data by Southern blotting support the higher sensitivity of TD over Southern analysis for estimating transposable element copy numbers. The higher numbers of the canonical element and the greater divergence in its distribution within the genome of D. sturtevanti (24.8%) compared to the O-type (16.7%), as well as the greater divergence in the distribution of the canonical P element, between the D. sturtevanti (24.8%) and the D. saltans (18.3%) strains, suggest that the canonical element occupies more sites within the D. sturtevanti genome, most probably due to recent transposition activity. These data corroborate the hypothesis that the O-type is the oldest subfamily of elements in the saltans group and suggest that the canonical element is or has been transpositionally active until more recently in D. sturtevanti.

  16. A Nonlinear Thin-Wall Model for Vein Buckling

    Lee, Avione Y.; Han, Hai-Chao

    2010-01-01

    Tortuous or twisted veins are often seen in the retina, cerebrum, and legs (varicose veins) of one-third of the aged population, but the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. While the collapse of veins under external pressure has been well documented, the bent buckling of long vein segments has not been studied. The objectives of this study were to develop a biomechanical model of vein buckling under internal pressure and to predict the critical pressure. Veins were modeled as thin-wa...

  17. Mechanistic factors and innate immune components in vein graft disease

    Vries, Margreet Renate de

    2014-01-01

    Vein graft surgery to treat occlusive arterial disease is a common applied procedure. Each year more than two million vein graft surgeries are performed worldwide. The major drawback of vein grafting is that within 10 years after vein graft surgery 50-60 % of the vein grafts suffer from patency loss due to thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia formation, accelerated atherosclerosis and rupture. Endogenous factors orchestrate the development and failure of vein grafts. Investigating the role of end...

  18. Portal vein gas in emergency surgery

    Mahmood Hind

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Portal vein gas is an ominous radiological sign, which indicates a serious gastrointestinal problem in the majority of patients. Many causes have been identified and the most important was bowel ischemia and mesenteric vascular accident. The presentation of patients is varied and the diagnosis of the underlying problem depends mainly on the radiological findings and clinical signs. The aim of this article is to show the clinical importance of portal vein gas and its management in emergency surgery. Methods A computerised search was made of the Medline for publications discussing portal vein gas through March 2008. Sixty articles were identified and selected for this review because of their relevance. These articles cover a period from 19752008. Results Two hundreds and seventy-five patients with gas in the portal venous system were reported. The commonest cause for portal vein gas was bowel ischemia and mesenteric vascular pathology (61.44%. This was followed by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (16.26%, obstruction and dilatation (9.03%, sepsis (6.6%, iatrogenic injury and trauma (3.01% and cancer (1.8%. Idiopathic portal vein gas was also reported (1.8%. Conclusion Portal vein gas is a diagnostic sign, which indicates a serious intra-abdominal pathology requiring emergency surgery in the majority of patients. Portal vein gas due to simple and benign cause can be treated conservatively. Correlation between clinical and diagnostic findings is important to set the management plan.

  19. Hand vein recognition based on orientation of LBP

    Bu, Wei; Wu, Xiangqian; Gao, Enying

    2012-06-01

    Vein recognition is becoming an effective method for personal recognition. Vein patterns lie under the skin surface of human body, and hence provide higher reliability than other biometric traits and hard to be damaged or faked. This paper proposes a novel vein feature representation method call orientation of local binary pattern (OLBP) which is an extension of local binary pattern (LBP). OLBP can represent the orientation information of the vein pixel which is an important characteristic of vein patterns. Moreover, the OLBP can also indicate on which side of the vein centerline the pixel locates. The OLBP feature maps are encoded by 4-bit binary values and an orientation distance is developed for efficient feature matching. Based on OLBP feature representation, we construct a hand vein recognition system employing multiple hand vein patterns include palm vein, dorsal vein, and three finger veins (index, middle, and ring finger). The experimental results on a large database demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

  20. Brachial Artery-Brachial Vein Fistula for Hemodialysis: One- or Two-Stage Procedure-A Review.

    Kotsis, T; Moulakakis, K G; Mylonas, S N; Kalogeropoulos, P; Dellis, A; Vasdekis, S

    2016-03-01

    Purpose?The purpose of the study was to investigate the patency rate of the brachial vein transposition-arteriovenous fistula [BVT-AVF] and to review the available literature regarding the comparison of the one-stage with the two-stage procedure. Methods?A multiple electronic health database search was performed, aiming to identify studies on brachial vein superficialization. Case reports and series with five or less patients were excluded from the study. End points of the study were the patency rates at 12, 24, and 36 months of follow-up. The patency of the one- or two-stage BVT-AVF procedure was investigated. Results?Overall, 380 BVT-AVFs were analyzed. The primary patency rate at 12 months ranged between 24 and 77%. Rate of early fistula malfunction or failure of maturation of the fistula resulting in loss of functionality ranged from 0 to 53%. Forearm edema, hematomas, wound infection, and early thrombosis were among the most common complications. Limited data were available for the comparison of patency rates between the one- and the two-stage procedure because of the absence of sufficient comparative studies. However, series with one-stage procedure presented a lower patency rate at 12 months compared to series with two stages. Conclusion?Patency rates after BVT-AVF, although not excellent, has encouraging results taking into account that patients undergoing these procedures do not have an accessible superficial vein network; failure of maturation and the increased rate of early postoperative complications remain a concern. The BVT-AVF is a valuable option for creating an autologous vascular access in patients lacking adequate superficial veins. PMID:26900307

  1. The effect of essential oil of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) on UV-induced mutagenesis in Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    The antimutagenic potential of essential oil (EO) of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and its major constituent linalool were studied with the E. coli K12 and S. cerevisiae D7 assays. In the E. coli assay, EO and linalool inhibited UV-induced mutagenesis in a repair-proficient strain, but had no effect on spontaneous mutagenesis in repair-proficient, nucleotide excision repair-deficient, and mismatch-deficient strains. By testing participation of different mechanisms involved in antimutagenesis, it was concluded that the antimutagenic effect against UV-induced mutagenesis involved decrease of protein synthesis and cell proliferation which led to increased efficiency of nucleotide excision repair. An antimutagenic effect of basil derivatives in S. cerevisiae was not detected. (author)

  2. Effect of Moringa (Moringa oleifera leaf powder and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum leaf paste on sensory and nutritional qualities of beef and ham burgers – A preliminary study

    Gabriel Teye

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Moringa leaf powder and sweet basil leaf paste are commonly used in local dishes in Ghana for purposes of flavour enhancement and nutrient supplements. This study was conducted to determine the effects of Moringa (Moringa oleifera leaf powder (MLP and Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum leaf paste (SBLP on the sensory characteristics and nutritional compositions of beef and hamburgers. MLP and SBLP were incorporated at 0g (Control, T1, 2g, 4g and 6g/kg meat (T2, T3 and T4 respectively during the production of the burgers. The burgers were vacuum-packed and frozen for sensory and laboratory analyses. The M. oleifera leaf powder had significant (P0.01 the crude protein content but no significant effect on sensory characteristics of the products.

  3. Radionuclide angiographic evaluation of right and left ventricular function during exercise after repair of transposition of the great arteries. Comparison with normal subjects and patients with congenitally corrected transposition

    We assessed the incidence, clinical significance and etiology of ventricular dysfunction after intraatrial repair of d-transposition of the great arteries in 11 patients, mean age 9 +/- 3 years, who had had Mustard operations. We compared the results to 15 patients who were considered to have normal ventricular function, two patients who had Rastelli operations and five patients with congenitally corrected transposition. Gated equilibrium radionuclide angiography with supine exercise stress testing was used to assess these children. We found no significant difference between our patient groups in exercise capacity, heart rate, or blood pressure response to exercise. However, we found a high incidence of right ventricular dysfunction in the patient groups, manifested by an abnormal right ventricular ejection fraction response to dysfunction in the patient groups, manifested by an abnormal right ventricular ejection fraction response to exercise in six of 11 patients with a Mustard repair, both patients with a Rastelli repair and all five with congenitally corrected transposition. In addition, the left ventricular response to exercise was abnormal in 10 of 11 patients who had undergone a Mustard repair, both patients with a Rastelli repair, and two of five patients with congenitally corrected transposition. We conclude that biventricular dysfunction is frequently present after intraatrial repair of d-transposition of the great arteries. Despite this dysfunction, no significant decrease in exercise tolerance is found in childhood

  4. Antioxidant potential of oregano (Oreganum vulgare L.), basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.): application of oleoresins in vegetable oil

    Patrícia Vieira Del Ré; Neuza Jorge

    2011-01-01

    Studies have been carried out in order to increase the stability of vegetable oils due to economic and health protection reasons. There is a growing interest in the addition of natural antioxidants; especially herbs and spices. For this reason, this study aimed at evaluating the antioxidant potential of the oleoresins of oregano, basil, and thyme, as well as their behavior when applied to soybean oil under various concentrations. Firstly, the antioxidant activity was determined by the β-carot...

  5. Estudio de las Venas de la Fosa Cubital a travs de la Tomografa Computada Helicoidal y su Aplicacin Clnica Study of the Veins of the Cubital Fossa by Helical Computed Tomography and its Clinical Application

    Mariano del Sol

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Las venas superficiales de la fosa cubital, constituyen uno de los sitios ms importantes de puncin venosa. La disposicin de estas venas presenta numerosas variaciones. Su anatoma no ha sido estudiada aplicando los avances tecnolgicos en el campo de la medicina, como la tomografa computada helicoidal. Fueron analizadas mediante tomografa axial computada helicoidal, las formaciones venosas de la fosa cubital en 60 individuos chilenos de ambos sexos, de edades entre 10 y 86 aos, de la IX Regin de La Araucana, Chile. El estudio fue realizado en un tomgrafo General Electric, modelo CT/e, perteneciente al Centro de Imagenologa del Hospital del Trabajador, Temuco, Chile, en individuos ambulatorios. Basados en la clasificacin de del Sol et al. (1988 para las formaciones venosas de la fosa cubital, se obtuvo los siguientes resultados: Tipo I (46,7%, la vena ceflica del antebrazo (VCA, se divide en vena mediana baslica (VMB y vena mediana ceflica (VMC, las que se unen a la vena baslica del antebrazo (VBA y vena ceflica del accesoria del antebrazo (VCAA, respectivamente. Tipo II (13,3%, la VCA origin la vena mediana del codo (VMCo, que se une a la VBA. Tipo III (20%, no existe comunicacin entre la VBA y VCA a nivel de la fosa cubital. Tipo IV (8,3%, la VCA drenaba en la VBA. Tipo V (11,7%. Otras disposiciones, donde se incluye la "M" clsica, que resulta de la divisin de la vena mediana del antebrazo. La utilizacin de la VMC o de la VCA, se recomienda ya que previene los riesgos de puncin de otras estructuras anatmicas importantes como el ramo anterior del nervio cutneo antebraquial medial.The superficial veins of the cubital fossa, is one of the most important sites of venipunctures. There are many variations in the arrangement of these veins. Their anatomy has not been studied using technology available in the field of medicine such, as helical computed tomography. The vein formation of the cubital fossa in 60 Chilean subjects of both sexes, between 10 and 86 years of age of the IX Region of Araucania, Chile, were analyzed by helical computed tomography. The study was realized on a General Electric scanner, model CT / e, belonging to the Imaging Center of the Hospital del Trabajador, Temuco, Chile, in ambulatory subjects. Based on the classification of del Sol et al. (1988 for the vein formation of the cubital fossa, we obtained the following results: Type I (46.7%, the cephalic vein of forearm (CVF, is divided into median basilic vein (MBV and median cephalic vein (MCV, then anastomosis the basilic vein of forearm (BVF and cephalic vein accessory (CVA, respectively. Type II (13.3%, the CVA originates at the median cubital vein (MCuV, which anastomoses to the BVF. Type III (20%, there is no communication between BVF and CVF at the cubital fossa. Type IV (8.3%, CVF drains into the BVF. Type V (11.7% - Other disposition, which include the "M" classical, resulting from the division of the median antebrachial vein. Using the MCV or CVF, is recommended, since there are risks of puncture of other important anatomical structures such as the anterior branch of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve.

  6. Aneurysm of the vein of Galen

    We report a case of a vein of Galen aneurysm in a neonate in which MR imaging provided essentially all pertinent diagnostic information prior to surgery. MR findings correlated well with selective cerebral angiography. (orig./MG)

  7. A Survey of Vein Recognition Techniques

    Pei-Wei Tsai

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Biometric technology is an efficient personal authentication and identification technique. As one of the main-stream branches, vein recognition has drawn much attention among researchers and diverse users. This study proposes a survey of vein recognition techniques. The basic principle, key techniques, performance evaluation metrics, application fields and future trends are extensively analyzed. In particular, in the key techniques, most previous work is systematically described and compared in three parts, i.e., vein image acquisition and preprocessing, feature extraction and feature matching. According to the available work in theoretical analysis reports in literatures and commercial utilization experiences, vein recognition has been proved to be an effective, secure and reliable choice of high precision among biometrics techniques. It maintains an excellent promise in various applications.

  8. Risk factors of thrombosis in abdominal veins

    Dutta, Amit Kumar; Chacko, Ashok; George, Biju; Joseph, Joseph Anjilivelil; Nair, Sukesh Chandran; Mathews, Vikram

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To estimate the prevalence of inherited and acquired thrombophilic risk factors in patients with abdominal venous thrombosis and to compare the risk factor profiles between Budd-Chiari syndromes (BCS) and splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT).

  9. Complications of umbilical vein catherisation. Case Report

    Umbilical vein catheterization is a relatively easy procedure performed routinely on the neonate intensive care units. It provides a fast central vein access, but some complications have been described in the literature. Case Reports: We presented a case report of a premature infant (34 hbd) with extravasation of the parenteral nutrition and drugs to the liver after umbilical vein catheterization. Fever and increasing biochemical markers of infection were observed. USG revealed a heterogenic, well-limited space of 4 cm in diameter, located in the right lobe of the liver. CT excluded liver abscess. Considering neoplastic process or incorrect location of the catheter of the central vein, we performed liver biopsy. Results: Cytological and biochemical analysis of the aspirated fluid revealed extravasation of parenteral nutrition to the liver.Our case confirms the necessity of controlling a proper location of the central catheter right after its insertion and during hospitalization. (authors)

  10. Management of Cosmetically Objectionable Periocular Veins

    Kersten, Robert C.

    2007-01-01

    Cosmetically objectionable reticular veins in the eyelids may be managed by transection and cautery, extraction with a special phlebectomy hook, laser ablation with the neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser, or sclerotherapy using sodium tetradecyl sulfate.

  11. Management of cosmetically objectionable periocular veins.

    Kersten, Robert C

    2007-02-01

    Cosmetically objectionable reticular veins in the eyelids may be managed by transection and cautery, extraction with a special phlebectomy hook, laser ablation with the neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser, or sclerotherapy using sodium tetradecyl sulfate. PMID:20567658

  12. Portal vein thrombosis in liver transplantation.

    Charco, R; Fuster, J; Fondevila, C; Ferrer, J; Mans, E; Garca-Valdecasas, J C

    2005-11-01

    In the initial experience of liver transplantation, complete thrombosis and portal vein occlusion were considered to be absolute contraindications for liver transplantation. The incidence of portal thrombosis in patients being prepared for transplantation varies between 5% and 15% according to published series. There are 2 surgical techniques to solve absent or low portal vein flow due to thrombosis. The most widely used technique is thrombectomy and the second technique is insertion of a shunt with a venous graft in the permeable portion of the superior mesenteric vein or in a vein in the splanchnic territory. Portal thrombosis recurrence rates vary among series, ranging from 0% to 25% or even 30%, depending on its extension and severity and also on time the transplantation was performed. Although overall survival is somewhat lower, there are no significant differences in most of the series when patients with portal thrombosis who underwent transplantation are compared with those without. PMID:16386579

  13. Changes in the content of total nitrogen and mineral nitrogen in the basil herb depending on the cultivar and nitrogen nutrition

    Katarzyna Dzida

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Among fundamental nutrients, nitrogen fertilization is considered one of the most effective factors affecting both the yield and the quality of plant material. Nitrogen form used for fertilizing is also of great importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of nitrogen nutrition (calcium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, and urea as well as (green, purple, andFino Verde on the chemical composition and yielding of basil (Ocimum basilicumL.. After drying the plant material at a temperature of 60C and milling, total nitrogen was determined by means of Kjeldahl method, while mineral nitrogen content (N-NH 4, N-NO 3 was analyzed in 2% acetic acid extract. Yield of fresh basil matter depended significantly on the variety grown. The highest yields were obtained from a cultivar of Fino Verde fertilized with ammonium nitrate. The purple variety plants fertilized with urea were characterized by a largest amount of total nitrogen. TheFino Verdecultivar fertilized with urea accumulated the least quantities of nitrates in the basil herb.

  14. Conduits for Coronary Bypass: Vein Grafts

    Barner, Hendrick B.; Farkas, Emily A.

    2012-01-01

    The saphenous vein has been the principal conduit for coronary bypass grafting from the beginning, circa 1970. This report briefly traces this history and concomitantly presents one surgeons experience and personal views on use of the vein graft. As such it is not exhaustive but meant to be practical with a modest number of references. The focus is that of providing guidance and perspective which may be at variance with that of others and recognizing that there may be many ways to accomplish ...

  15. Renal vein thrombosis in transitional cell carcinoma

    Full text: A rare case of renal transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) associated with bland thrombus of the renal vein extending into the inferior vena cava is described. Tumour thrombus in renal cell carcinoma is frequently encountered, but only very rarely occurs with TCC. Bland renal vein thrombosis occurring with renal TCC has not been described before. Contrast enhanced computed tomography assisted in distinguishing between bland and tumour thrombosis and aided in surgical management

  16. Combined portal vein resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma

    Bai, Tao; Chen, Jie; Xie, Zhi-Bo; Ma, Liang; Liu, Jun-Jie; Zhu, Shao-Liang; Wu, Fei-Xiang; Li, Le-qun

    2015-01-01

    Background: Surgery is the only curative therapy for patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCCA). Combined portal vein resection (PVR) could achieve negative resection margins in HCCA patients with portal vein invasion. This systematic review aimed to analysis the efficiency of combined PVR for HCCA. Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, and clinical trial registries were searched through April 2015. Risk ratios (RRs), and 95...

  17. Risk factors of thrombosis in abdominal veins

    Amit Kumar Dutta, Ashok Chacko, Biju George, Joseph Anjilivelil Joseph, Sukesh Chandran Nair, Vikram Mathews

    2008-01-01

    AIM: To estimate the prevalence of inherited and acquired thrombophilic risk factors in patients with abdominal venous thrombosis and to compare the risk factor profiles between Budd-Chiari syndromes (BCS) and splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT).METHODS: In this retrospective study, 36 patients with abdominal venous thrombosis were studied. The patients were divided into Budd-Chiari group (hepatic vein, IVC thrombosis) and splanchnic venous thrombosis group (portal, splenic, superior mesenteric ...

  18. Coronary vein graft disease: Pathogenesis and prevention

    Parang, Pirouz; Arora, Rohit

    2009-01-01

    Not long after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery was described, several reports presented follow-up angiographic data on large cohorts of patients, demonstrating that approximately one-half of saphenous vein grafts fail within 10 to 15 years of surgery and that graft failure is associated with worse clinical outcomes. Three processes are responsible for vein graft failure. Thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis contribute to graft failure in the acute, subacute ...

  19. Saphenous vein graft aneurysm: an incidental finding

    Rana, Omar; Greaves, Kim; Shepherd, David; Parvin, Simon; Swallow, Rosie

    2009-01-01

    Saphenous vein graft aneurysm (SVGA) is an uncommon complication of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). An 82-year-old man underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography to investigate aorto-iliac disease. He was coincidentally noted to have an aneurysm of the saphenous vein graft to his right coronary artery. This was visualised on transthoracic echocardiography, computed tomography and coronary angiography. In the absence of symptoms and in view of high surgical risk, conservative...

  20. Guide Wire Migration During Femoral Vein Catheterization

    Mohammad Reza Khatami; Rozita Abbasi; Gelareh Sadigh

    2010-01-01

    Central vein catheterization is a routine and relatively safe procedure in critically ill patients. Complications with this procedure depend to the site of catheterization and the skill of the operator. In addition to the common complications with femoral vein catheterization there are some rare usually preventable side effects related to guide wire and catheter. In our patient who underwent femoral catheterization for acute hemodialysis, we report migration of guide wire through the systemic...

  1. Retro-aortic left renal vein with left suprarenal vein draining into inferior vena cava

    Singla RK; Sharma T; Gupta R.

    2010-01-01

    During a routine undergraduate dissection of abdomen of a 50-year-old male cadaver, a variant pattern of left renal and suprarenal veins was encountered. The left renal vein coursed behind the aorta to drain into inferior vena cava at the level of lower pole of left kidney. The left suprarenal vein coursed in front of aorta to drain directly into inferior vena cava instead of left renal vein. A knowledge of such patterns is important for renal surgeons operating for renal transplantation, ren...

  2. Comprehensive international management for left iliac vein compression syndrome complicated with deep vein thrombosis

    Objective: To evaluate comprehensive international management in treating left iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) complicated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Methods: Transcatheter thrombolysis via jugular catheterization, balloon dilatation angioplasty and/or stent implantation were performed in 28 patients with DVT caused by IVCS. Inferior vena cava filter implantation was carried out before thrombolytic therapy in patients whose thrombosis had extended into the inferior vena cava. Both the clinical data and the therapeutic results were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The diagnosis was confirmed with preoperative ultrasonography and angiography during operation in all 28 patients. Temporary retrievable inferior vena cava filter was implanted in 5 patients. Catheter-directed thrombolysis via jugular vein and percutaneous transcatheter angioplasty with balloon dilatation of the left iliac vein were performed in all patients. Stent implantation in the left iliac vein was employed in six patients. After the treatment the swelling of extremity was markedly reduced or even disappeared. Satisfactory clinical results were obtained during the follow-up period of 3-12 months. Conclusion: For iliac vein compression syndrome complicated by deep vein thrombosis,the combination of inferior vena cava filter implantation, catheter-directed thrombolysis via jugular vein,and balloon dilatation together with stent placement for compressed iliac vein is a safe, miniinvasive and effective therapy. It is well worth popularizing this technique in clinical practice. (authors)

  3. Transvenous liver biopsy via the femoral vein

    AIM: To study the safety, effectiveness and diagnostic value of transvenous forceps biopsy of the liver in 54 patients with coagulopathy, gross ascites or morbid obesity and suspected liver disease in whom percutaneous liver biopsy was contraindicated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forceps biopsy of the liver via the femoral vein was attempted in 54 adult patients with advanced liver disease of unknown aetiology who had coagulation disorders (41 cases), gross ascites (11 cases) or morbid obesity (two cases). In each patient two to six biopsies (average four) were taken using a radial jaw forceps inserted via the right or left femoral vein. RESULTS: The procedure was successful in 53 cases. Hepatic vein catheterization failed in one patient. Adequate liver tissue for diagnosis was obtained in 84% of cases. One patient developed delayed haemorrhage at 12 h from a capsular leak that was undetected during the biopsy procedure. This patient required blood transfusions and laparotomy to control bleeding. There were no deaths in the 53 patients studied. Transient minor chest and shoulder pain was encountered during sheath insertion into a hepatic vein in 23 patients. Three patients developed a femoral vein haematoma, which resolved with conservative treatment. CONCLUSION: Transvenous liver biopsy via the femoral vein is another safe, effective, simple alternative technique of biopsy when the percutaneous route is contraindicated

  4. Vestibular tributaries to the vein of the vestibular aqueduct

    Hansen, Jesper Marsner; Qvortrup, Klaus; Friis, Morten

    2010-01-01

    close relation to the VDCs in the utricle and the crista ampullaris of the lateral semicircular canal in the vestibular apparatus. One major vein emanated from these networks, which emptied into the vein of the vestibular aqueduct. Veins draining the saccule and the common crus of the superior and...... posterior semicircular canals were likewise observed to merge with the vein of the vestibular aqueduct....

  5. Research progress in non-permanent vein cava filters

    Vein cava filter placement has already become one of the most effective measures for preventing pulmonary embolism which is usually secondary to deep vein thrombosis. With the development of research, non-permanent vein cava filter has been widely used. This paper aims to describe the recent progress in the research of non-permanent vein cava filters. (authors)

  6. Efficiency of n-octyl-acetate, 2-heptanone and citronellal in repelling bees from basil (Ocimum sellowii - Labiatae

    Darclet Teresinha Malerbo-Souza

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to test repellent substances for honey bees, Apis mellifera, for basil, Ocimum sellowii, and to study the most frequent insects in this crop as well as its behaviors. The frequency of honey bees did not decrease with the application of n.octyl.acetate, citronellal and 2.heptanone, used as repellents, in the concentrations 2.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 10.0% diluted in water. However, when the products (20% were diluted in water (75% and glycerine (5% were effective in repelling those bees of the basil flowers for a period of 20 minutes. The flower lasted, on average, 30 h from the bud phase until the flower withered. The flowers number opened by inflorescence was, on average, 5.65 flowers, and the inflorescence presented, on average, 160 flowers-buds. The basil was visited mainly for the honey bee (98.0%, followed by Augochloropsis electra bee - Halictidae (2.0% and visits sporadics of Diptera and Lepidoptera, collected only nectar. The honey bee frequency increased during the day to 14:00, decreasing soon after, accompanying the curve of the temperature sets registered in the experiment days.O objetivo do experimento foi estudar a polinização em manjericão (Ocimum sellowii, a fim de verificar sua atratividade para as abelhas Apis mellifera, os insetos mais freqüentes, bem como seus comportamentos e testar substâncias repelentes para as abelhas A. mellifera. A flor durou, em média, 30 horas, desde sua abertura até o murchamento. O número de flores abertas por inflorescência foi, em média, 5,65 flores, sendo que a inflorescência possuía, em média, 160 botões florais. O manjericão foi visitado quase que exclusivamente pela abelha A. mellifera africanizada (98,0%, seguida pela abelha Augochloropsis electra-Halictidae (2,0% e visitas esporádicas de dípteros e lepidópteros, sendo que todos coletavam apenas néctar. A freqüência da abelha africanizada aumentou no decorrer do dia até às 14 horas, diminuindo em seguida, acompanhando a curva da temperatura ambiente registrada nos dias do experimento. As abelhas africanizadas demoraram de 1 a 3 segundos em cada flor. A freqüência das abelhas africanizadas não diminuiu com a aplicação dos produtos n.octyl.acetato, citronellal e 2.heptanona, usados como repelentes, nas concentrações 2,5, 5,0, 7,5 e 10,0%, diluídos apenas em água. Entretanto, quando os produtos (20% foram diluídos em água (75% e glicerina (5%, foram efetivos em repelir essas abelhas das flores de manjericão, por um período de 20 minutos.

  7. Prokaryotic expression and purification of soluble goldfish Tgf2 transposase with transposition activity.

    Xu, Hai-Li; Shen, Xiao-Dan; Hou, Fei; Cheng, Luo-Dan; Zou, Shu-Ming; Jiang, Xia-Yun

    2015-01-01

    Goldfish Tgf2 transposon of Hobo/Activator/Tam3 (hAT) family can mediate gene insertion in a variety of aquacultural fish species by transposition; however, the protein structure of Tgf2 transposase (TPase) is still poorly understood. To express the goldfish Tgf2 TPase in Escherichia coli, the 2061-bp coding region was cloned into pET-28a(+) expression vector containing an N-terminal (His)6-tag. The pET-28a(+)-Tgf2 TPase expression cassette was transformed into Rosetta 1 (DE3) E. coli lines. A high yield of soluble proteins with molecular weight of ~80 kDa was obtained by optimized cultures including low-temperature (22 C) incubation and early log phase (OD600 = 0.3-0.4) induction. Mass spectrometry analysis following trypsin digestion of the recombinant proteins confirmed a Tgf2 TPase component in the eluate of Ni(2+)-affinity chromatography. When co-injected into 1-2 cell embryos with a donor plasmid harboring a Tgf2 cis-element, the prokaryotic expressed Tgf2 TPase can mediate high rates (45 %) of transposition in blunt snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala). Transposition was proved by the presence of 8-bp random direct repeats at the target sites, which is the signature of hAT family transposons. Production of the Tgf2 Tpase protein in a soluble and active form not only allows further investigation of its structure, but provides an alternative tool for fish transgenesis and insertional mutagenesis. PMID:25370823

  8. Demonstration of IS711 transposition in Brucella ovis and Brucella pinnipedialis

    García-Lobo Juan M

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Brucella genome contains an insertion sequence (IS element called IS711 or IS6501, which is specific to the genus. The copy number of IS711 varies in the genome of the different Brucella species, ranging from 7 in B. abortus, B. melitensis and B. suis to more than 30 in B. ovis and in Brucella strains isolated from marine mammals. At present, there is no experimental evidence of transposition of IS711, but the occurrence of this element with a high copy number in some species, and the isolation of Brucella strains with "ectopic" copies of IS711 suggested that this IS could still transpose. Results In this study we obtained evidence of transposition of IS711 from the B. ovis and B. pinnipedialis chromosomes by using the "transposon trap" plasmid pGBG1. This plasmid expresses resistance to tetracycline only if the repressor gene that it contains is inactivated. The strains B. melitensis 16 M, B. abortus RB51, B. ovis BOC22 (field strain and B. pinnipedialis B2/94, all containing the plasmid pGBG1, were grown in culture media with tetracycline until the appearance of tetracycline resistant mutants (TcR. TcR mutants due to IS711 transposition were only detected in B. ovis and B. pinnipedialis strains. Conclusion Four different copies of IS711 were found to transpose to the same target sequence in the plasmid pGBG1. This demonstrated that IS711 are active in vivo, specially in Brucella species with a high number of IS711 copies as B. ovis and B. pinnipedialis.

  9. Superao de dormncia em sementes de manjerico (Ocimum basilicum L. Overcoming dormancy in seeds of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.

    H.T.R. Amaro

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a eficincia de tratamentos pr-germinativos na superao da dormncia de sementes de manjerico, produzidas no Horto de Plantas Medicinais da Unimontes, em fevereiro de 2011. Foram realizadas as seguintes determinaes para avaliao da qualidade fisiolgica das sementes: teor de gua, germinao, primeira contagem de germinao, emergncia de plntulas e ndice de velocidade de emergncia. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro repeties de 50 sementes por tratamento, sendo T1- testemunha; T2 - pr esfriamento das sementes em cmara tipo BOD sob temperatura de 10C por 4 dias; T3 - embebio das sementes em gua destilada por 24 horas; T4 - embebio das sementes em soluo contendo KNO3 a 0,2 % por 5 minutos e T5 - sementes submetidas em gua destilada a temperatura de 70C por 5 minutos. Os dados foram submetidos anlise de varincia e as mdias comparadas pelo teste Scott - Knott a 5% de probabilidade. O tratamento pr esfriamento em cmara tipo BOD a 10C por 4 dias reduz a dormncia e promove incrementos na qualidade fisiolgica das sementes do manjerico.Aiming in order to assess the effectiveness of treatments to overcome dormancy in seeds of basil, an experiment was conducted at the Laboratory of Seed Analysis of Unimontes. Following determinations were performed to evaluate the physiological quality of seeds, water content, germination, first count germination, seedling emergence and emergence speed index. The experimental design was completely randomized design with four replications of 50 seeds per treatment, which consisted of: T1 - control, T2 - pre-cooling of the seed chamber BOD at a temperature of 10C for 4 days, T3 - soaking the seeds in water distilled for 24 hours, T4 - soaking the seeds in a solution containing 0,2% for 5 minutes and T5 - submitted seeds in distilled water at 70C for 5 minutes. Data were subjected to analysis of variance and the averages compared by Scott-Knott 5% probability. The pre-cooling treatment in BOD chamber at 10C for 4 days reduced dormancy and promotes increases in the physiological quality of seeds of basil.

  10. Isolated laevocardia and corrected transposition of the great vessels with total situs inversus

    Heuser, L.; Niehues, B.

    1982-09-01

    Isolated laevocardia combined with corrected transposition of the great arteries and complete situs inversus is rare. Due to discordant interrelationships between atria and ventricles and between ventricles and great arteries, both anomalies result in a normal circulation. In the presented case no associated cardiac malformations were present and the 55-year-old woman remained symptom-free for a long time until she developed an acquired valve disease. A systematic approach to chamber localisation in complex morphologic lesions of the heart is reviewed, and the value of CT, which can be applied successfully in older children and adults is demonstrated.

  11. Isolated laevocardia and corrected transposition of the great vessels with total situs inversus

    Isolated laevocardia combined with corrected transposition of the great arteries and complete situs inversus is rare. Due to discordant interrelationships between atria and ventricles and between ventricles and great arteries, both anomalies result in a normal circulation. In the presented case no associated cardiac malformations were present and the 55-year-old woman remained symptom-free for a long time until she developed an acquired valve disease. A systematic approach to chamber localisation in complex morphologic lesions of the heart is reviewed, and the value of CT, which can be applied successfully in older children and adults is demonstrated. (orig.)

  12. A poorly known case of watershed transposition between the So Francisco and upper Paran river basins

    Orlando Moreira Filho; Paulo Andreas Buckup

    2005-01-01

    During construction of the Furnas hydroelectric power dam in the upper rio Paran basin in the early 1960s, the rio Piumhi drainage outflow was diverted into the headwaters of the So Francisco river basin. The rio Piumhi was a right bank tributary of the rio Grande, which unites with the rio Paranaba to form the rio Paran. The transposition allowed the entire fish fauna of the rio Piumhi and associated swamps, lakes, and tributaries to intermingle with the fish fauna of the So Francisco b...

  13. Didactic transposition and teachers dilemmas arising on Physics for non-physicists teaching

    Beatriz Milicic

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This work describes a research centered on dilemmas that university teachers face when they teach Physics in careers where this discipline is not the main one. We explored the didactic actions designed by teachers in those contexts, looking for the factors that could cause and/or condition the observed acting patterns. We built a theoretical model from a cultural perspective: we propose that the academic culture shapes the teacher thinking, which is reflected on his classroom practice. Three reference axes are considered: the notion of academic culture, the study of teacher thinking and the didactic transposition theory. The methodological design was centered on case studies.

  14. DNA transposition by protein transduction of the piggyBac transposase from lentiviral Gag precursors

    Cai, Yujia; Bak, Rasmus O.; Krogh, Louise Bechmann; Staunstrup, Nicklas H; Moldt, Brian; Corydon, Thomas J; Schrder, Lisbeth Dahl; Mikkelsen, Jacob Giehm

    2013-01-01

    DNA transposon-based vectors have emerged as gene vehicles with a wide biomedical and therapeutic potential. So far, genomic insertion of such vectors has relied on the co-delivery of genetic material encoding the gene-inserting transposase protein, raising concerns related to persistent expression...... transposase protein and vector RNA carrying the transposon sequence, allowing robust DNA transposition in a variety of cell types. Importantly, this novel delivery method facilitates a balanced cellular uptake of hyPBase, as shown by confocal microscopy, and allows high-efficiency production of clones...

  15. Varicose Veins: Role of Mechanotransduction of Venous Hypertension

    Atta, Hussein M.

    2012-01-01

    Varicose veins affect approximately one-third of the adult population and result in significant psychological, physical, and financial burden. Nevertheless, the molecular pathogenesis of varicose vein formation remains unidentified. Venous hypertension exerted on veins of the lower extremity is considered the principal factor in varicose vein formation. The role of mechanotransduction of the high venous pressure in the pathogenesis of varicose vein formation has not been adequately investigat...

  16. Repetitive transpositions of mitochondrial DNA sequences to the nucleus during the radiation of horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus, Chiroptera).

    Shi, Huizhen; Dong, Ji; Irwin, David M; Zhang, Shuyi; Mao, Xiuguang

    2016-05-01

    Transposition of mitochondrial DNA into the nucleus, which gives rise to nuclear mitochondrial DNAs (NUMTs), has been well documented in eukaryotes. However, very few studies have assessed the frequency of these transpositions during the evolutionary history of a specific taxonomic group. Here we used the horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus) as a case study to determine the frequency and relative timing of nuclear transfers of mitochondrial control region sequences. For this, phylogenetic and coalescent analyzes were performed on NUMTs and authentic mtDNA sequences generated from eight horseshoe bat species. Our results suggest at least three independent transpositions, including two ancient and one more recent, during the evolutionary history of Rhinolophus. The two ancient transpositions are represented by the NUMT-1 and -2 clades, with each clade consisting of NUMTs from almost all studied species but originating from different portions of the mtDNA genome. Furthermore, estimates of the most recent common ancestor for each clade corresponded to the time of the initial diversification of this genus. The recent transposition is represented by NUMT-3, which was discovered only in a specific subgroup of Rhinolophus and exhibited a close relationship to its mitochondrial counterpart. Our similarity searches of mtDNA in the R. ferrumequinum genome confirmed the presence of NUMT-1 and NUMT-2 clade sequences and, for the first time, assessed the extent of NUMTs in a bat genome. To our knowledge, this is the first study to report on the frequency of transpositions of mtDNA occurring before the common ancestry of a genus. PMID:26809101

  17. A New Multimodal Biometric System Based on Finger Vein and Hand Vein Recognition

    Randa Boukhris Trabelsi

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available As a reliable and robust biological characteristic, the vein pattern increases more and more the progress in biometric researches. Generally, it was shown that single biometric modality recognition is not able to meet high performances. In this paper, we propose a new multimodal biometric system based on fusion of both hand vein and finger vein modalities. For finger vein recognition, we employ the Monogenic Local Binary Pattern (MLBP, and for hand vein recognitionan Improved Gaussian Matched Filter (IGMF. Experimental results confirm that the proposed multimodal biometric process achieves excellent recognition performance compared to unimodal biometric system. The Area Under Curve (AUC of the proposed approach is very close to unity (0.98.

  18. Comparison of hemihypoglossal-facial nerve transposition with a cross-facial nerve graft and muscle transplant for the rehabilitation of facial paralysis using the facial clima method.

    Hontanilla, Bernardo; Vila, Antonio

    2012-02-01

    To compare quantitatively the results obtained after hemihypoglossal nerve transposition and microvascular gracilis transfer associated with a cross facial nerve graft (CFNG) for reanimation of a paralysed face, 66 patients underwent hemihypoglossal transposition (n = 25) or microvascular gracilis transfer and CFNG (n = 41). The commissural displacement (CD) and commissural contraction velocity (CCV) in the two groups were compared using the system known as Facial clima. There was no inter-group variability between the groups (p > 0.10) in either variable. However, intra-group variability was detected between the affected and healthy side in the transposition group (p = 0.036 and p = 0.017, respectively). The transfer group had greater symmetry in displacement of the commissure (CD) and commissural contraction velocity (CCV) than the transposition group and patients were more satisfied. However, the transposition group had correct symmetry at rest but more asymmetry of CCV and CD when smiling. PMID:22455573

  19. Undergraduate Sustainable Learning: Effects of Sustainable Soilless Media on Production and Sensory Evaluation of Cucumbers, Basil, Parsley, and Lettuce

    Victoria Russell

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Modern greenhouse production has been ~100% reliant on fossil fuels for all inputs (glazing, heating, fertilization, lighting, post-harvest. Recent innovations may reduce fossil fuel dependence but their effectiveness may not be thoroughly tested. To promote education in sustainable production, undergraduate students in Greenhouse Management class (Hort 3002W; University of Minnesota tested the effectiveness of two organic or ‘sustainable’ soilless media (Sunshine Natural and Organic Growing Mix, Sungro Metro-Mix Special Blend with a control (Sunshine LC8 Professional for crop production (height, leaf/flower number, yield and sensory evaluations (appearance, texture, taste, purchase of cucumbers (‘Big Burpless Hybrid’, ‘Sweet Burpless Hybrid’, basil (‘Opal Purple’, ‘Redleaf’, parsley (‘Green River’, ‘Extra Curled Dwarf’, ‘Hamburg’, and lettuce (Flying Saucer ‘Green’, ‘Red’. Significant differences between sustainable vs. control soils occurred for plant growth, depending on vegetative or reproductive traits, crops, and cultivars. These differences occasionally disappeared for sensory evaluation of edible components. In most crops, however, cultivars were highly significant factors. Undergraduate research can be used to provide directionality for future vegetable and herb plant breeding to focus on creating cultivars with increased yield and high consumer acceptance when grown in sustainable greenhouse soilless mixes.

  20. Ligation of superior mesenteric vein and portal to splenic vein anastomosis after superior mesenteric-portal vein confluence resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy Case report

    Jianlin Tang; Jihad Abbas; Katherine Hoetzl; David Allison; Mahamed Osman; Mallory Williams; Zelenock, Gerald B.

    2014-01-01

    62 year old Caucasian female with pancreatic head mass abutting the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) presented with fine needle aspiration biopsy confirmed diagnosis of ductal adenocarcinoma. CT scan showed near complete obstruction of portal vein and large SMV collateral development. After 3 months of neoadjuvant therapy, her portal vein flow improved significantly, SMV collateral circulation was diminished. Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and superior mesenteric portal vein (SMPV) confluence res...

  1. Veining Failure and Hydraulic Fracturing in Shales

    Mighani, S.; Sondergeld, C. H.; Rai, C. S.

    2014-12-01

    During the hydraulic fracturing, the pressurized fluid creates new fractures and reactivates existing natural fractures forming a highly conductive Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) around the borehole. We extend the previous work on Lyons sandstone and pyrophyllite to anisotropic shale from the Wolfcamp formation. We divide the rock anisotropy into two groups: a) conventional and b) unconventional (shaly) anisotropy. X-ray Computed Tomography (CT), compressional velocity anisotropy, and SEM analysis are used to identify three causes of anisotropy: bedding planes, clay lamination, and calcite veins. Calcite vein is a subsequently filled with calcite bonded weakly to the matrix. Velocity anisotropy and visual observations demonstrate the calcite filled veins to be mostly subparallel to the fabric direction. Brazilian tests are carried out to observe the fracture initiation and propagation under tension. High speed photography (frame rate 300,000 frame/sec) was used to capture the failure. Strain gauges and Acoustic Emission (AE) sensors recorded the deformation leading up to and during failure. SEM imaging and surface profilometry were employed to study the post-failure fracture system and failed surface topology. Fracture permeability was measured as a function of effective stress. Brazilian tests on small disks containing a centered single vein revealed the shear strength of the veins. We interpret the strain data and number, frequency, and amplitude of AE events which are correlated well with the observed fracture process zone, surface roughness, and permeability. The unpropped fracture has enhanced permeability by two orders of magnitude. The observed anisotropic tensile failure seems to have a universal trend with a minimum strength occurring at 15o orientation with respect to the loading axis. The veins at 15o orientation with respect to the loading axis were easily activated at 30% of the original failure load. The measured strength of the vein is as low as 6% of the matrix. Surface roughness measurements show the vein to be as rough as the main tensile fracture in the matrix. The observations suggest that fracking through a deviated well reduces the breakdown pressure significantly and can activate a large number of veins with enhanced conductivity without the need for excessive proppant injection.

  2. Sonographic features of portal vein thrombosis

    57 Cases of Portal vein thrombosis detected by ultrasonography were analyzed. The results were as follows: 1. Most common cause was hepatocellular carcinoma, showing 49 out of 57 cases (86%). 2. Sonographic findings revealed echogenic thrombus in the dilated portal vein. Echogenecity of thrombus was similar to the surrounding liver parenchyma. Thrombus was mainly located in the intrahepatic branch and main portal vein. 3. The location of thrombus in hepatocellular carcinoma was related to the location of rumor, and frequently extended to the main portal vein (68.9%). Incidence of thrombosis in hepatocellular carcinoma revealed 49 out of 157 cases, but prospective study showed 42 out of 84 cases (50%). Thrombosis was more common in large sized ill-defined diffuse infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma. 4. Computed tomography (only 15 cases analyzed) findings revealed low density in the portal vein in all the cases and periportal enhancement in 10 cases on post-enhanced scan. 5. Collateral circulations were largely detected at the porta hepatic and gallbladder fossa. The detection rate was lower on the ultrasonography than on the computed tomography or angiography.

  3. Penatalaksanaan Anestesi Pasien Transposition of the Great Arteries pada Operasi Mouth Preparation

    Ade Arya Nugraha

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Transposition of the great arteries (TGA results from failure of the truncus arteriosus to spiral, so that the aorta arises from the anterior portion of the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle. TGA which is the type of cyanotic congenital heart disease. A girl of 4 years came for treatment and tooth extraction as preparation for the surgical correction of TGA at the Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital Bandung within January 2014. Patient with a history of blue when she was a baby and on physical examination found the child looking cyanosis, SpO2 7080%, sistolic murmur and clubbing finger. Abnormalities on echocardiography obtained TGA. Anesthetic management of this patients was performed using ketamine and vecuronium for induction and maintenance with O2, N2O, and sevoflurane. Cyanotic attacks can occur preoperative, intraoperative, and post operative, which was treated by increasing systemic vascular resistance (SVR compared to pulmonary vascular resistance. In conclusions, perioperative management principal for non cardiac surgery on transposition of the great arteries (TGA is to keep SVR from decline and increase on PVR.

  4. Zinc-Induced Transposition of Insertion Sequence Elements Contributes to Increased Adaptability of Cupriavidus metallidurans

    Vandecraen, Joachim; Monsieurs, Pieter; Mergeay, Max; Leys, Natalie; Aertsen, Abram; Van Houdt, Rob

    2016-01-01

    Bacteria can respond to adverse environments by increasing their genomic variability and subsequently facilitating adaptive evolution. To demonstrate this, the contribution of Insertion Sequence (IS) elements to the genetic adaptation of Cupriavidus metallidurans AE126 to toxic zinc concentrations was determined. This derivative of type strain CH34, devoid of its main zinc resistance determinant, is still able to increase its zinc resistance level. Specifically, upon plating on medium supplemented with a toxic zinc concentration, resistant variants arose in which a compromised cnrYX regulatory locus caused derepression of CnrH sigma factor activity and concomitant induction of the corresponding RND-driven cnrCBA efflux system. Late-occurring zinc resistant variants likely arose in response to the selective conditions, as they were enriched in cnrYX disruptions caused by specific IS elements whose transposase expression was found to be zinc-responsive. Interestingly, deletion of cnrH, and consequently the CnrH-dependent adaptation potential, still enabled adaptation by transposition of IS elements (ISRme5 and IS1086) that provided outward-directed promoters driving cnrCBAT transcription. Finally, adaptation to zinc by IS reshuffling can also enhance the adaptation to subsequent environmental challenges. Thus, transposition of IS elements can be induced by stress conditions and play a multifaceted, pivotal role in the adaptation to these and subsequent stress conditions. PMID:27047473

  5. Cognitive function and age at repair of transposition of the great arteries in children.

    Newburger, J W; Silbert, A R; Buckley, L P; Fyler, D C

    1984-06-01

    To assess the effect of the duration of chronic hypoxemia on cognitive function, we studied 38 children with d-transposition of the great arteries and an intact ventricular septum who underwent corrective surgery at six months to six years of age (median, 1.6 years). Tests included the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) in 33 children and the visual-association and auditory-association subtests of the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities in 38 and 37 children, respectively. When controlled for social index, age at repair was inversely associated with the WPPSI intelligence-quotient score (P less than 0.01), the visual-association subtest score (P less than 0.01), and the auditory-association subtest score (P less than 0.1). In contrast, age at repair correlated poorly with cognitive function in children with ventricular septal defect, an acyanotic congenital heart defect. These data suggest that postponing repair of a cyanotic congenital heart disease, such as transposition of the great arteries, is associated with progressive impairment of cognitive function. PMID:6717539

  6. Transposition anti-involution in Clifford algebras and invariance groups of scalar products on spinor spaces

    Ablamowicz, Rafal

    2011-01-01

    We introduce on the abstract level in real Clifford algebras \\cl_{p,q} of a non-degenerate quadratic space (V,Q), where Q has signature \\epsilon=(p,q), a transposition anti-involution \\tp. In a spinor representation, the anti-involution \\tp gives transposition, complex Hermitian conjugation or quaternionic Hermitian conjugation when the spinor space \\check{S} is viewed as a \\cl_{p,q}-left and \\check{K}-right module with \\check{K} isomorphic to R or R^2, C, or, H or H^2. \\tp is a lifting to \\cl_{p,q} of an orthogonal involution \\tve: V \\rightarrow V which depends on the signature of Q. The involution is a symmetric correlatio \\tve: V \\rightarrow V^{*} \\cong V and it allows one to define a reciprocal basis for the dual space (V^{*},Q). The anti-involution \\tp acts as reversion on \\cl_{p,0} and as conjugation on \\cl_{0,q}. Using the concept of a transpose of a linear mapping one can show that if [L_u] is a matrix in the left regular representation of the operator L_u: \\cl_{p,q} \\rightarrow \\cl_{p,q} relative to ...

  7. Oversized vein grafts develop advanced atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic minipigs

    Thim, Troels; Hagensen, Mette Kallestrup; Horlyck, Arne; Drouet, Ludovic; Paaske, William P; Botker, Hans Erik; Falk, Erling

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Accelerated atherosclerosis is the main cause of late aortocoronary vein graft failure. We aimed to develop a large animal model for the study of pathogenesis and treatment of vein graft atherosclerosis. METHODS: An autologous reversed jugular vein graft was inserted end......-to-end into the transected common carotid artery of ten hypercholesteroemic minipigs. The vein grafts were investigated 12-14 weeks later with ultrasound and angiograpy in vivo and microscopy post mortem. RESULTS: One minipig died during follow up (patent vein graft at autopsy), and one vein graft thrombosed...... early. In the remaining eight patent vein grafts, the mean (standard deviation) intima-media thickness was 712 mum (276 mum) versus 204 mum (74 mum) in the contralateral control internal jugular veins (P <.01). Advanced atherosclerotic plaques were found in three of four oversized vein grafts (diameter...

  8. Isolated Cortical Vein Thrombosis - The Cord Sign

    Vijay K Sharma

    2009-03-01

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    Isolated cortical vein thrombosis is an uncommon condition and often difficult to diagnose, both clinically and radiologically. We report a case of a 38 years old man who presented with headache of new onset and clinical examination was unremarkable. The unenhanced brain CT did not reveal any abnormality. In view of unrelenting headache and partial seizures, we performed magnetic resonance imaging (with axial T1, T2 and gradient echo sequences, coronal FLAIR, diffusion weighted imaging as well as Gadolinium contrast-enhanced images and magnetic resonance venography of the brain that revealed an isolated parietal cortical vein thrombosis with the rarely reported 'cord sign'. We report the clinical and radiological findings in our patient with isolated parietal cortical vein thrombosis.

  9. Museographic transposition

    Mortensen, Marianne Foss

    2010-01-01

    Science museums define the objectives of their exhibitions in terms of visitor learning outcomes, yet exhibition engineering staff lack theoretical and empirical research findings on which to base the creation of these educational environments. Here, a first step towards providing such research is...... epistemological development and museum-pedagogical development result in the curatorial brief which forms the basis of the subsequent museographic development of the physical exhibit. Examples are discussed which illustrate the use of the model in identifying exhibition inconsistencies, but also in generating new...

  10. Successful liver allograft inflow reconstruction with the right gastroepiploic vein.

    Pinheiro, Rafael S; Cruz, Ruy J; Nacif, Lucas S; Vane, Matheus F; D'Albuquerque, Luiz Ac

    2016-02-01

    Portal vein thrombosis is a common complication in cirrhotic patients. When portal vein thrombectomy is not a suitable option, a large collateral vessel can be used for allograft venous inflow reconstruction. We describe an unusual case of successful portal revascularization using the right gastroepiploic vein. The patient underwent a cadaveric orthotopic liver transplantation with end-to-end anastomosis of the portal vein to the right gastroepiploic vein. Six months after liver transplantation the patient is well with good liver function. The use of the right gastroepiploic vein for allograft venous reconstruction is feasible and safe, with a great advantage of avoiding the need of venous jump graft. PMID:26818551

  11. Surgical treatment of central retinal vein occlusion.

    Berker, Nilufer; Batman, Cosar

    2008-05-01

    The treatment of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is still a subject of debate. Medical therapy efforts, as well as retinal laser photocoagulation, have mostly dealt with management of the sequelae of CRVO, and have shown limited success in improving visual acuity. The unsatisfactory results of such therapeutic efforts led to the development of new treatment strategies focused on the surgical treatment of the occluded retinal vein. The purpose of this review is to summarize the outcomes of commonly reported surgical treatment strategies and to review different opinions on the various surgical approaches to the treatment of CRVO. PMID:18494725

  12. How Vein Sealing Boosts Fracture Opening

    Nüchter, Jens-Alexander

    2015-04-01

    Veins from from cracks. As such, a stage of brittle failure and fracturing is to be set apart from a stage of opening and sealing. The process of fracture opening requires distortion of the host rocks to create space for the evolving vein. To keep a crack arrested and, at the same time, to widen or stabilize the cavity, the stress intensity factor K_I=(P-S3)(πa) must remain below the fracture toughness K_IC of the host rock, and P-S3 >0 (P and S3 denote pore fluid pressure and absolute minimum principal stress, respectively and 'a' refers to the half-length of the fracture). For purely elastic distortion of the host rocks, maximum aperture W0=K_IC (1-ν^2)/(E(π/8)^1/2))(2a)^1/2 depends on on K_IC, Poisson's ratio ν, and Young's modulus E of the host rocks. Owing to the low values for rock K_IC typically ranging between 0.1 and 1 MPa m^1/2, veins formed by purely elastic distortion of the host rocks are restricted to high aspect ratios 2a/W. In metamorphic rocks, veins with low aspect ratios are common; inelastic deformation and viscous creep in the host rocks must have contributed to final vein shapes. In the present study, I use finite element models to simulate fracture opening and cavity formation supported by viscous creep distributed in the host rock. Simulations are carried out on 2D plate models containing elliptical fractures. The walls of the fractures are coated by thin layers simulating incipient sealing; a residual cavity prevails in the centre of the model veins. Constant displacement is applied to the plate boundaries oriented normal to the cracks. I run a series of models with various viscosity contrasts between the rocks and the sealing. The results of these models indicate the following. (1) Fracture opening is most effective when the viscosity of the sealing ηs exceeds the viscosity of the host rocks ηr (2) The rate of fracture opening increases with increasing values for ηs/ηr . (3) An increase in the thickness of the sealing layer causes an increase in the fracture opening rates. (4) At constant strain rates, the rate of fracture opening increases with increasing strain. These results suggest that vein sealing boosts the rate of fracture opening, and contributes to development of low-aspect ratio veins.

  13. Doppler spectral characteristics of infrainguinal vein bypasses

    Nielsen, Tina G; von Jessen, F; Sillesen, H; Schroeder, T V

    1993-01-01

    With the aim of assessing the velocity profile of femoropopliteal and femorocrural vein bypasses, 128 patients undergoing infrainguinal vein bypass surgery entered a postoperative Duplex surveillance protocol, which included clinical assessment and Duplex scanning, using Doppler spectral analysis......, while nine remained patent at follow-up 1-12 months later. Ten (56%) of 18 non-revised bypasses with abnormal Duplex findings failed within 9 months compared to 1 (1%) of 76 bypasses with a normal velocity profile (p < 0.00001). In conclusion, Ultrasound Duplex scanning with spectral analysis provides...

  14. Superficial Vein Thrombophlebitis in a Football Athlete.

    Schleich, Kevin T; Smoot, M Kyle

    2016-03-01

    A 22-year-old professional football player presented to a preparticipation physical examination with a 2-week history of left leg discomfort extending from the groin to the knee over the previous 2 weeks. He was found to have superficial vein thrombophlebitis (SVT) of the left great saphenous vein extending from the knee to within approximately 1.6 cm of the saphenofemoral junction. There is paucity in the literature regarding the management of SVT, particularly in actively training athletes. This case addresses the considerations of anticoagulation management for SVT as well as the unique challenge of managing anticoagulation therapy in an athlete that is actively training. PMID:25961158

  15. Effect of Diameter of Saphenous Vein on Stump Length after Radiofrequency Ablation for Varicose Vein

    Kim, Jusung; Cho, Sungsin; Joh, Jin Hyun; Ahn, Hyung-Joon; Park, Ho-Chul

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has gained popularity for treatment of varicose veins. The diameter of the saphenous vein should be considered before RFA because occlusion of the vein may differ depending on its diameter. Until now, however, there have been few data about the correlation between the diameter of the saphenous vein and the stump length after RFA. The purpose of our study was to investigate its correlation. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was performed from prospectively collected data of RFA patients between March 2009 and December 2011. Preoperatively, the saphenous vein diameter was measured. Ablation was initiated 2 cm distal from the junction. Postoperatively, stump length was measured at 1 week and 6 months. After 2 years, we measured the length from the saphenofemoral junction to the leading point of occlusion for great saphenous vein, and length from the saphenopopliteal junction to the leading point of occlusion for small saphenous vein. The paired t-test, independent t-test, and correlation analysis were used for statistical analysis. P-value <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: During the study period, RFA was performed in 201 patients. Endovenous heat-induced thrombosis developed in 3 patients (1.5%). After 2 years, the stump length was obtained in 74 limbs. The mean diameter and stump length of the saphenous vein were 6.71.8 mm and 12.58.5 mm, respectively. Correlation analysis showed that the Pearson correlation coefficient of these factors was ?0.017. Conclusion: There was no correlation between the diameter of saphenous vein and stump length. PMID:26719839

  16. Internal vein texture and vein evolution of the epithermal Shila-Paula district, southern Peru.

    Chauvet, Alain; Bailly, Laurent; André-Mayer, Anne-Sylvie; Monié, Patrick; Cassard, Daniel; Llosa Tajada, Fernando; Rosas Vargas, Juan; Tuduri, Johann

    2006-01-01

    The epithermal Shila-Paula Au–Ag district is characterized by numerous veins hosted in Tertiary volcanic rocks of the Western Cordillera (southern Peru). Field studies of the ore bodies reveal a systematic association of a main E–W vein with secondary N55–60°W veins—two directions that are also reflected by the orientation of fluid-inclusion planes in quartz crystals of the host rock. In areas where this pattern is not recognized, such as the Apacheta sector, vein emplacement seems to have be...

  17. Long term follow-up of medial column fusion and tibialis anterior transposition for adolescent flatfoot deformity.

    Sekiya, J. K.; Saltzman, C. L.

    1997-01-01

    We report the results of three patients (four feet) who had surgical correction of adolescent flatfeet performed over fifty years ago. The surgery involved medial column stabilization with fusion procedures and tibialis anterior transposition into the navicular (Young's tenosuspension procedure). In this small sample, we found a high rate of painful arthrosis that developed over time in the contiguous joints of the foot.

  18. Complete transposition of the aorta and pulmonary artery in a Belgian Blue crossbreed calf: A case report

    Weerts Erik AWS

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Complete transposition of the great arteries is a congenital cardiac malformation occasionally encountered in cattle and other species. The objective of the present report was to provide a detailed clinical, echocardiographic and post mortem description of a calf presenting with this condition. Case presentation A 6-week old male Belgian Blue cross-breed calf was examined for respiratory distress and exercise intolerance. The patient was bright, alert and responsive without any neurologic abnormalities but was exercise intolerant, had marked cyanosis, tachycardia, tachypnea, a pansystolic heart murmur as well as a bilaterally palpable thrill over the heart. Arterial blood gas analysis revealed marked hypoxemia (PaO2 = 23 mmHg, O2sat = 41.1%, mild hypercapnia and compensated respiratory acidosis. Echocardiographic examination revealed a complete transposition of the great arteries in combination with a ventricular septal defect through which blood shunted bidirectionally. Cardiac catheterization confirmed that arterialization of blood of the systemic circulation solely occurred in the right ventricle through blood shunting from the left into the right ventricle. Results of post mortem examination are presented. Conclusion Complete transposition of the great arteries is a cyanotic congenital anomaly repeatedly reported in calves that should be considered as differential diagnosis in patients presenting with hypoxemia more severe than commonly encountered with other congenital cyanotic heart conditions. We give a comprehensive summary of the clinical presentation, diagnostic work-up and post mortem examination of a Belgian Blue cross-breed calf with complete transposition of the great arteries

  19. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization and Transposition for Dental Implant Placement. Part I: a Systematic Review of Surgical Techniques

    Boris Abayev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The purpose of this first part of a two-part series was to review the literature concerning the indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages and surgical techniques of the lateralization and transposition of the inferior alveolar nerve, followed by the placement of an implant in an edentulous atrophic posterior mandible. Material and Methods: A comprehensive review of the current literature was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines by accessing the NCBI PubMed and PMC database, academic sites and books. The articles were searched from January 1997 to July 2014 and comprised English-language articles that included adult patients between 18 and 80 years old with minimal residual bone above the mandibular canal who had undergone inferior alveolar nerve (IAN repositioning with a minimum 6 months of follow-up. Results: A total of 16 studies were included in this review. Nine were related to IAN transposition, 4 to IAN lateralization and 3 to both transposition and lateralization. Implant treatment results and complications were presented. Conclusions: Inferior alveolar nerve lateralization and transposition in combination with the installation of dental implants is sometimes the only possible procedure to help patients to obtain a fixed prosthesis, in edentulous atrophic posterior mandibles. With careful pre-operative surgical and prosthetic planning, imaging, and extremely precise surgical technique, this procedure can be successfully used for implant placement in edentulous posterior mandibular segments.

  20. A 5-methylcytosine DNA glycosylase/lyase demethylates the retrotransposon Tos17 and promotes its transposition in rice

    La, Honggui

    2011-09-06

    DNA 5-methylcytosine (5-meC) is an important epigenetic mark for transcriptional gene silencing in many eukaryotes. In Arabidopsis, 5-meC DNA glycosylase/lyases actively remove 5-meC to counter-act transcriptional gene silencing in a locus-specific manner, and have been suggested to maintain the expression of transposons. However, it is unclear whether plant DNA demethylases can promote the transposition of transposons. Here we report the functional characterization of the DNA glycosylase/lyase DNG701 in rice. DNG701 encodes a large (1,812 amino acid residues) DNA glycosylase domain protein. Recombinant DNG701 protein showed 5-meC DNA glycosylase and lyase activities in vitro. Knockout or knockdown of DNG701 in rice plants led to DNA hypermethylation and reduced expression of the retrotransposon Tos17. Tos17 showed less transposition in calli derived from dng701 knockout mutant seeds compared with that in wild-type calli. Overexpression of DNG701 in both rice calli and transgenic plants substantially reduced DNA methylation levels of Tos17 and enhanced its expression. The overexpression also led to more frequent transposition of Tos17 in calli. Our results demonstrate that rice DNG701 is a 5-meC DNA glycosylase/lyase responsible for the demethylation of Tos17 and this DNA demethylase plays a critical role in promoting Tos17 transposition in rice calli.

  1. Survival and health in liveborn infants with transposition of great arteries--a population-based study

    Garne, Ester; Loane, Maria A; Nelen, Vera; Bakker, Marian K; Gener, Blanca; Abramsky, Lenore; Addor, Marie-Claude; Queisser-Luft, Annette

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To describe treatment, survival, and morbidity for liveborn infants with isolated transposition of great arteries (TGA). DESIGN: Population-based data from 7 European registries of congenital malformations (EUROCAT). RESULTS: Ninety-seven infants were diagnosed with isolated TGA and...... with TGA is lower than in studies published from tertiary centers. Outcome for survivors at 1 year of age seems favorable....

  2. Improved systemic ventricular function after carvedilol administration in a patient with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.

    Lindenfeld, JoAnn; Keller, Karin; Campbell, David N; Wolfe, Robert R; Quaife, Robert A

    2003-02-01

    Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is associated with shortened survival due, at least in part, to progressive systolic dysfunction of the systemic ventricle. We report a substantial improvement in systemic ventricular function with carvedilol in a 63-year-old man with CCTGA. PMID:12581770

  3. Oversized vein grafts develop advanced atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic minipigs

    Thim Troels

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Accelerated atherosclerosis is the main cause of late aortocoronary vein graft failure. We aimed to develop a large animal model for the study of pathogenesis and treatment of vein graft atherosclerosis. Methods An autologous reversed jugular vein graft was inserted end-to-end into the transected common carotid artery of ten hypercholesteroemic minipigs. The vein grafts were investigated 12-14 weeks later with ultrasound and angiograpy in vivo and microscopy post mortem. Results One minipig died during follow up (patent vein graft at autopsy, and one vein graft thrombosed early. In the remaining eight patent vein grafts, the mean (standard deviation intima-media thickness was 712 ?m (276 ?m versus 204 ?m (74 ?m in the contralateral control internal jugular veins (P diameter of artery. No plaques were found in four non-oversized vein grafts (P Conclusions Our model of jugular vein graft in the common carotid artery of hypercholesterolemic minipigs displayed the components of human vein graft disease, i.e. thrombosis, intimal hyperplasia, and atherosclerosis. Advanced atherosclerosis, the main cause of late failure of human aortocoronary vein grafts was only seen in oversized grafts. This finding suggests that oversized vein grafts may have detrimental effects on patient outcome.

  4. An unusual case: right proximal ureteral compression by the ovarian vein and distal ureteral compression by the external iliac vein

    Halil Ibrahim Serin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A 32-years old woman presented to the emergency room of Bozok University Research Hospital with right renal colic. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT showed compression of the proximal ureter by the right ovarian vein and compression of the right distal ureter by the right external iliac vein. To the best of our knowledge, right proximal ureteral compression by the ovarian vein together with distal ureteral compression by the external iliac vein have not been reported in the literature. Ovarian vein and external iliac vein compression should be considered in patients presenting to the emergency room with renal colic or low back pain and a dilated collecting system.

  5. Fisiologa poscosecha de albahaca (Occimum basilicum L.) con y sin acolchado / Postharvest physiology of basil (Occimum basilicum L.) with and without mulching

    Vernica, Nez-Lpez; Ma. Teresa, Martnez-Damin; Ma. Teresa, Colinas-Len.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Con la finalidad de estudiar el efecto de las bajas temperaturas sobre la calidad poscosecha de albahaca (Occimum basilicum L.), producida con y sin acolchado, en atmsfera modificada, se cuantific su comportamiento en almacenamiento a 0, 5, 7 y 20 C, durante 16 das, en un diseo experimental com [...] pletamente al azar, con tres repeticiones. La unidad experimental consisti en un manojo de hierbas de 30 g. Se evaluaron los slidos solubles totales, acidez titulable, potencial de hidrgeno, clorofilas, carotenoides, contenido de amonio, color, prdida de peso fresco, y adems se realiz una evaluacin hednica, en donde se tom en cuenta apariencia visual, turgencia, apariencia comercial, pudricin y amarillamiento. Hubo diferentes efectos de las temperaturas sobre la calidad poscosecha. La albahaca sufri daos por fro a 0 C. Sin embargo a 5 C se increment la vida poscosecha y se conservaron sus caractersticas fisicoqumicas. El uso del acolchado no influy en la calidad poscosecha. Abstract in english In order to study the effect of low temperatures on postharvest quality of basil (Occimum basilicum L.), grown with and without mulching, under modified atmosphere, its behavior was quantified in storage at 0, 5, 7 and 20 C, for 16 days using a completely randomized design with three replications. [...] The experiment unit consisted of a 30 g herbal bundle. Total soluble solids, titratable acidity, hydrogen potential, chlorophylls, carotenoids, ammonium content, color, fresh weight loss were evaluated. A hedonic evaluation was carried out, taking into account the following elements: visual appearance, turgidity, trade dress, decay and yellowing. Temperatures provoked different effects on postharvest quality. Basil suffered chilling injury at 0 C. However, postharvest life of basil increased and its physicochemical characteristics remained similar at 5 C. Postharvest quality was not affected by the use of mulching.

  6. Risk factors of thrombosis in abdominal veins

    Amit Kumar Dutta, Ashok Chacko, Biju George, Joseph Anjilivelil Joseph, Sukesh Chandran Nair, Vikram Mathews

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To estimate the prevalence of inherited and acquired thrombophilic risk factors in patients with abdominal venous thrombosis and to compare the risk factor profiles between Budd-Chiari syndromes (BCS and splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT.METHODS: In this retrospective study, 36 patients with abdominal venous thrombosis were studied. The patients were divided into Budd-Chiari group (hepatic vein, IVC thrombosis and splanchnic venous thrombosis group (portal, splenic, superior mesenteric veins based on the veins involved. Hereditary and acquired thrombophilic risk factors were evaluated in all patients.RESULTS: Twenty patients had SVT, 14 had BCS, and 2 had mixed venous thrombosis. Ten patients (28% had hereditary and 10 patients (28% acquired thrombophilic risk factors. The acquired risk factors were significantly more common in the SVT group (SVT vs BCS: 45% vs 7%, ?2 = 5.7, P = 0.02 while hereditary risk factors did not show significant differences between the two groups (SVT vs BCS: 25% vs 36%, ?2 = 0.46, P = 0.7. Multiple risk factors were present in one (7% patient with BCS and in 3 patients (15% with SVT. No risk factors were identified in 57% of patients with BCS and in 45% of patients with SVT.CONCLUSION: Hereditary and acquired risk factors play an important role in the etiopathogenesis of abdominal venous thrombosis. Acquired risk factors are significantly more common in SVT patients while hereditary factors are similar in both groups.

  7. Endoscopic vein harvesting: technique, outcomes, concerns & controversies.

    Raja, Shahzad G; Sarang, Zubair

    2013-11-01

    The choice of the graft conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has significant implications both in the short- and long-term. The patency of a coronary conduit is closely associated with an uneventful postoperative course, better long-term patient survival and superior freedom from re-intervention. The internal mammary artery is regarded as the primary conduit for CABG patients, given its association with long-term patency and survival. However, long saphenous vein (LSV) continues to be utilized universally as patients presenting for CABG often have multiple coronary territories requiring revascularization. Traditionally, the LSV has been harvested by creating incisions from the ankle up to the groin termed open vein harvesting (OVH). However, such harvesting methods are associated with incisional pain and leg wound infections. In addition, patients find such large incisions to be cosmetically unappealing. These concerns regarding wound morbidity and patient satisfaction led to the emergence of endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH). Published experience comparing OVH with EVH suggests decreased wound related complications, improved patient satisfaction, shorter hospital stay, and reduced postoperative pain at the harvest site following EVH. Despite these reported advantages concerns regarding risk of injury at the time of harvest with its potential detrimental effect on vein graft patency and clinical outcomes have prevented universal adoption of EVH. This review article provides a detailed insight into the technical aspects, outcomes, concerns, and controversies associated with EVH. PMID:24251019

  8. Phase equilibrium in systems with ionic liquids: An example for the downstream process of the Biphasic Acid Scavenging utilizing Ionic Liquids (BASIL) process. Part I: Experimental data

    Highlights: ► Phase equilibrium for a downstream process in sustainable chemical technology. ► Biphasic Acid Scavenging Utilizing Ionic Liquids (BASIL) Process. ► SLE, LLE, and SLLE of (NaCl + water + 1-propanol + 1-MIM) and its ternary subsystems. ► Experimental phase equilibrium data at temperatures between 298 K and 333 K. - Abstract: Experimental results are presented for the (liquid + liquid), (solid + liquid) and (solid + liquid + liquid) equilibria occurring in the downstream process of a typical example for the Biphasic Acid Scavenging Utilizing Ionic Liquids (BASIL)-processes. In a BASIL process an organic base is used to catalyze a chemical reaction and, at the same time, to scavenge an acid that is an undesired side product of that reaction. The particular example of a BASIL process treated here is the reaction of 1-butanol and acetylchloride to butylacetate and hydrochloric acid, where the acid is scavenged by the organic base 1-methyl imidazole (1-MIM) resulting in the ionic liquid 1-methyl imidazolium chloride. The reaction results in a two-phase system as butylacetate and the ionic liquid reveal a large liquid–liquid miscibility gap. The organic base has to be recovered. This is commonly achieved by treating the ionic liquid–rich liquid phase with an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide (i.e., converting the ionic liquid to the organic base) and extracting the organic base by an appropriate organic solvent (e.g., 1-propanol). The work presented here deals in experimental work with the (liquid + liquid), (solid + liquid) and (solid + liquid + liquid) phase equilibria that are encountered in such extraction processes. Experimental results are reported for temperatures between about 298 K and 333 K: for the solubility of NaCl in several solvents (1-propanol, 1-MIM), (water + 1-MIM), (1-propanol + 1-MIM), (water + 1-propanol), and (water + 1-propanol + 1-MIM) and for the (liquid + liquid) equilibrium as well as for the (solid + liquid + liquid) equilibrium of the ternary system (NaCl + water + 1-propanol) and of the quaternary system (NaCl + water + 1-propanol + 1-MIM).

  9. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolism (PE) - Blood Clot Forming in a Vein

    ... Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) are often underdiagnosed and serious, but ... bloodstream to the lungs, causing a blockage called pulmonary embolism (PE). If the clot is small, and with ...

  10. Comparison between mechanical properties of human saphenous vein and umbilical vein

    Hamedani Borhan

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background As a main cause of mortality in developed countries, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD is known as silent killer with a considerable cost to be dedicated for its treatment. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG is a common remedy for CAD for which different blood vessels are used as a detour. There is a lack of knowledge about mechanical properties of human blood vessels used for CABG, and while these properties have a great impact on long-term patency of a CABG. Thus, studying these properties, especially those of human umbilical veins which have not been considered yet, looks utterly necessary. Methods Umbilical vein, as well as human Saphenous vein, are respectively obtained after cesarean and CABG. First, histological tests were performed to investigate different fiber contents of the samples. Having prepared samples carefully, force-displacement results of samples were rendered to real stressstrain measurements and then a fourth-order polynomial was used to prove the non-linear behavior of these two vessels. Results Results were analyzed in two directions, i.e. circumferentially and longitudinally, which then were compared with each other. The comparison between stiffness and elasticity of these veins showed that Saphenous veins stiffness is much higher than that of umbilical vein and also, it is less stretchable. Furthermore, for both vessels, longitudinal stiffness was higher than that of circumferential and in stark contrast, stretch ratio in circumferential direction came much higher than longitudinal orientation. Conclusion Blood pressure is very high in the region of aorta, so there should be a stiff blood vessel in this area and previous investigations showed that stiffer vessels would have a better influence on the flow of bypass. To this end, the current study has made an attempt to compare these two blood vessels stiffness, finding that Saphenous vein is stiffer than umbilical vein which is somehow as stiff as rat aortic vessels. As blood vessels stiffness is directly related to elastin and mainly collagen content, results showed the lower amount of these two contents in umbilical vein regarding Saphenous vein.

  11. Stainless steel micro needle for retinal vein cannulation

    Willekens, Koen; Gijbels, Andy; Vander Poorten, Emmanuel; Reynaerts, Dominiek; Stalmans, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The current management of retinal vein occlusion consists mainly of treating its complications instead of the The current management of retinal vein occlusion consists mainly of treating its complications instead of the cause. Although successful blood clot removal via retinal vein cannulation using glass micropipettes has been reported, cause. Although successful blood clot removal via retinal vein cannulation using glass micropipettes has been reported, such glass design is frag...

  12. Oversized vein grafts develop advanced atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolemic minipigs

    Thim Troels; Hagensen Mette; Hrlyck Arne; Drouet Ludovic; Paaske William P; Btker Hans; Falk Erling

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Accelerated atherosclerosis is the main cause of late aortocoronary vein graft failure. We aimed to develop a large animal model for the study of pathogenesis and treatment of vein graft atherosclerosis. Methods An autologous reversed jugular vein graft was inserted end-to-end into the transected common carotid artery of ten hypercholesteroemic minipigs. The vein grafts were investigated 12-14 weeks later with ultrasound and angiograpy in vivo and microscopy post mortem. R...

  13. Evaluation of left renal vein entrapment using multidetector computed tomography

    Poyraz, Ahmet K.; Onur, Mehmet R. [Dept. of Radiology, Firat Univ. School of Medicine, Elazig (Turkey)], e-mail: akursadpoyraz@yahoo.com.tr; Firdolas, Fatih [Dept. of Urology, Firat Univ. School of Medicine, Elazig (Turkey); Kocakoc, Ercan [Dept. of Radiology, Bezmialem Vakif Univ., School of Medicine, Istanbul (Turkey)

    2013-03-15

    Background: Nutcracker syndrome, also called left renal vein entrapment syndrome, is a cause of non-glomerular hematuria with difficulties in diagnosis. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is a powerful tool to prevent unnecessary diagnostic procedures. Purpose: To retrospectively determine the prevalence of nutcracker phenomenon and nutcracker syndrome seen in MDCT in consecutive patients. Material and Methods: The institutional review board approved the study and waived the requirement for informed consent. Abdominal contrast-enhanced MDCT scans were reviewed from 1000 consecutive patients. MDCT scan assessment included renal vein diameter measurements and evaluation for the presence of anterior or posterior left renal vein entrapment. Electronic medical records and urine analysis reports of patients with left renal vein entrapment were reviewed. Student's t test was used to assess differences in renal vein diameter in patients with left renal vein entrapment. Results: Left renal vein entrapment was observed in 10.9% (109), retroaortic left renal vein in 6.5% (65), entrapment of left renal vein between superior mesenteric artery and aorta in 4.1% (41), and circumaortic left renal vein in 0.3% (3) of patients. Mean diameters of right (8.8 {+-} 1.9 mm) and unentrapped left (8.9 {+-} 1.8 mm) renal veins were not significantly different (P = 0.1). The mean diameter of anterior entrapped left renal veins (10.3 {+-} 2 mm) was significantly greater (P = 0.04) than contralateral renal veins (8.6 {+-} 2.1 mm) in their widest portion. In 8.8% of patients with the left renal vein entrapment, urine analysis showed isomorphic hematuria or proteinuria with no other known cause. Varicocele and pelvic congestion were seen in 5.5% of patients with the left renal vein entrapment. Conclusion: Left renal vein entrapment is not a rare entity and renal nutcracker phenomenon might be underdiagnosed.

  14. Impact of Mock-up Experimental Correlations and Uncertainties in the Transposition Process

    Experimental programs led in zero power reactors are mainly devoted to neutron lattice and core code validation. As a consequence, and in order to be relevant of neutron behavior in power reactors, the experiments must be representative for the neutron properties. Zero power reactors have the advantage of enabling the measurement of quantities that are inaccessible in power reactors. The study is made on a limited experimental database to analyze the transposition of C/E (calculation-to-experiment) results and associated uncertainties from different experimental programs (Pre-Racine, ZPPR or criticality experiment) to the CFV SFR Gen-IV concept currently being developed by CEA. Finally we present a rigorous method to combine technological and measurements uncertainties linked to the experimental techniques to generate covariance matrices between integral quantities. (authors)

  15. Radiological findings after transposition of the stomach for replacement of long oesophageal segments

    Thirty-seven patients, in whom the stomach had been transposed in order to replace a long segment of the oesophagus, were studied. Radiologically important early complications and the late results of this surgical technique were correlated. Twenty-five patients were observed radiologically and clinically for a period of three to 20 months. The study was directed at the morphology of the transposed stomach and of the anastomosis, and particularly at the problem of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Knowledge of the operation site is essential for evaluating the transplant (pleura defect). Radiological examination is the most suitable method for evaluating the cervical extra-thoracic anastomosis in the early post-operative phase (six to ten days). It is also effective at a later stage for the early recognition of fibrotic stenosis which will require treatment. An attempt has been made to define an ideal situation following gastric transposition which will usually correspond with a good clinical result. (orig.)

  16. Palindromic Unit-Independent Transposition of IS1397 in Yersinia pestis

    Wilde, Caroline; Bachellier, Sophie; Hofnung, Maurice; Carniel, Elisabeth; Clment, Jean-Marie

    2002-01-01

    Palindromic units (PUs) are intergenic repeated sequences scattered over the chromosomes of Escherichia coli and several other enterobacteria. In the latter, IS1397, an E. coli insertion sequence specific to PUs, transposes into PUs with sequences close to the E. coli consensus. Reasons for this insertion specificity can relate to either a direct recognition of the target (by its sequence or its structure) by the transposase or an interaction between a specific host protein and the PU target DNA sequence. In this study, we show that for Yersinia pestis, a species deprived of PUs, IS1397 can transpose onto its chromosome, with transpositional hot spots. Our results are in favor of a direct recognition of target DNA by IS1397 transposase. PMID:12169598

  17. Radiological findings after transposition of the stomach for replacement of long oesophageal segments

    Lechner, G.; Roka, R.; Niederle, B.; Waneck, R.

    1982-10-01

    Thirty-seven patients, in whom the stomach had been transposed in order to replace a long segment of the oesophagus, were studied. Radiologically important early complications and the late results of this surgical technique were correlated. Twenty-five patients were observed radiologically and clinically for a period of three to 20 months. The study was directed at the morphology of the transposed stomach and of the anastomosis, and particularly at the problem of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Knowledge of the operation site is essential for evaluating the transplant (pleura defect). Radiological examination is the most suitable method for evaluating the cervical extra-thoracic anastomosis in the early post-operative phase (six to ten days). It is also effective at a later stage for the early recognition of fibrotic stenosis which will require treatment. An attempt has been made to define an ideal situation following gastric transposition which will usually correspond with a good clinical result.

  18. The Laterality of Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Pelvic and Lower Extremity Veins

    Shin, Ha Song; Park, Jong Kwon

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: This study aimed to determine whether deep vein thrombosis (DVT) predominantly occurred on a particular side in the pelvic and lower extremity veins. Materials and Methods: Among 259 consecutive patients with leg swelling, 65 were confirmed to have DVT in the pelvis and lower extremities, and enrolled in this study. The serum levels of initial D-dimer, antithrombin III, tissue plasminogen activator, factor VIII, proteins C and S, anticardiolipin antibodies immunoglobulin (Ig) G and I...

  19. Impact of misplaced subclavian vein catheter into jugular vein on transpulmonary thermodilution measurement variables*

    Yu, Wen-qiao; Zhang, Yun; Zhang, Shao-yang; Liang, Zhong-yan; Fu, Shui-qiao; Xu, Jia; Liang, Ting-bo

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The subclavian vein (SCV) is usually used to inject the indicator of cold saline for a transpulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) measurement. The SCV catheter being misplaced into the internal jugular (IJV) vein is a common occurrence. The present study explores the influence of a misplaced SCV catheter on TPTD variables. Methods: Thirteen severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients with malposition of the SCV catheter were enrolled in this study. TPTD variables including cardiac index (CI...

  20. Adipose Flap Versus Fascial Sling for Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve.

    Verveld, Caroline J; Danoff, Jonathan R; Lombardi, Joseph M; Rosenwasser, Melvin P

    2016-02-01

    Perineural scarring is a major cause of recurrent symptoms after anterior subcutaneous transposition secured with a fascial sling. Use of a vascularized adipose flap to secure the anteriorly transposed ulnar nerve can help reduce nerve adherence and may enhance nerve recovery. In the study reported here, we retrospectively reviewed the long-term outcomes of ulnar nerve anterior subcutaneous transposition secured with either an adipose flap (16 patients) or a fascial sling (17 patients). The 33 patients underwent physical examinations and completed the DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) questionnaire, visual analog scales (VASs), and the Modified Bishop Rating Scale (MBRS). There were no significant differences in DASH (P = .673), VAS pain (P = .413), or VAS weakness (P = .362) scores between the adipose flap and fascial sling groups. Physical examinations revealed no significant differences in flexion-extension arc (P = .668) or supination-pronation arc (P = .226) between the operated and nonoperated extremities. Lateral pinch strength and grip strength were comparable. On the MBRS, excellent and good outcomes were reported by 62.5% and 37.5% of the adipose flap patients, respectively, and 59% and 41% of the fascial sling patients. The contribution of perineural scarring to postoperative recurrent ulnar neuropathy is well documented. We think the pedicled adipofascial flap benefits the peripheral nerve by providing a scar tissue barrier and an optimal milieu for vascular regeneration. For all patients in the present study, symptoms improved, though the adipose flap and fascial sling groups were not significantly different in their objective outcomes. Subjective results were slightly better for the adipose flap patients but not significantly so. These findings indicate that, compared with the current standard of care, adipose flaps are more efficacious in securing the anteriorly transposed nerve. PMID:26866320

  1. 21 CFR 880.6970 - Liquid crystal vein locator.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Liquid crystal vein locator. 880.6970 Section 880... Devices 880.6970 Liquid crystal vein locator. (a) Identification. A liquid crystal vein locator is a... skin by displaying the color changes of heat sensitive liquid crystals (cholesteric esters)....

  2. 21 CFR 870.4885 - External vein stripper.

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false External vein stripper. 870.4885 Section 870.4885...) MEDICAL DEVICES CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICES Cardiovascular Surgical Devices 870.4885 External vein stripper. (a) Identification. An external vein stripper is an extravascular device used to remove a section...

  3. Repair of stenotic saphenous vein grafts in infrainguinal arterial reconstructions.

    Alameddine, A K; Riester, W H

    1998-01-01

    We describe a technique of repairing autologous vein grafts affected by segmental stenosis. This technique can be of value both in reoperating on an old saphenous vein graft implanted for infrainguinal limb revascularization and in harvesting fresh saphenous vein in which an unexpected short-segment stenosis has been encountered.

  4. Selective approach for venous drainage in right iliac vein and cava vein for combined pancreas-kidney transplantation.

    Gonzalez, Adriano Miziara; Schraibman, Vladimir; Linhares, Marcelo Moura; Silva, Maria Helena Garcez; Monteiro, Rita Maria Aparecida; Duran, Mario G; Neto, Alcidez Augusto Salzedas; Triviño, Tarcísio; Melaragno, Claudio; Rangel, Erica B; de Sá, João Roberto; Filho, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes; Pestana, José Osmar Medina

    2007-01-27

    In this paper, the authors evaluate if the use of a venous drainage system in the cava vein (instead of the external iliac vein) presents differences in pancreatic transplantation. Between December 2000 and 2004, 105 pancreas-kidney transplants were performed. Patients in group A (n=49) underwent complete liberation of the right iliac vein for venous drainage. In group B (n=56), the venous drainage system was placed in the cava vein or in the confluence. Analyzed clinical parameters included: insulin replacement, vascular thrombosis in the graft, intraabdominal collections, graft loss, reoperation, and deaths. When compared to the external iliac vein, venous drainage to the cava vein did not result in significant differences. Venous drainage to the cava vein is a valuable alternative when the right iliac fossa has been previously approached. It is a practical, rapid procedure and it is not necessary to expose the internal iliac vein. PMID:17264821

  5. Follow-up of our patients with transposition of the great arteries and arterial switch operation; comparison of simple and complex transposition cases

    Çağrı Günaydın

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: 1. Follow-up data of patients with simple transposition of great arteries (TGA and TGA with ventricular septal defect (VSD, who had arterial switch operation (ASO are compared. 2. Factors affecting mortality and morbidity after ASO are described.Methods: Seventy-six patients, who had an ASO between April 2007 and August 2010 were studied retrospectively. The patients with intact ventricular septum (IVS (n=36 were in Group1, and those with VSD (n=40 in Group 2. The pre and postoperative clinical and echocardiographic variables and intensive care unit (ICU outcomes were compared among groups using Mann-Whitney U, Pearson correlation and logistic regression tests.Results: The mean age at operation was 44.1 days, weight was 3.6±0.98 kg. Patients were followed for 15.5±11.21 months. The aortic cross-clamp (AoCC and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB times were higher in patients with VSD (p=0.001, p=0.004. Patients in Group 1 had longer inotropic agent infusion (p=0.001. Length of stay in ICU was similar in two groups (p>0.05. There was no correlation between the length of stay in ICU and age, weight, CPB time, AoCC time. Aortic regurgitation was more frequent in Group 2 (p=0.02. During follow-up, 12 patients died (15.7%, and 8 patients had a revision operation (10.5% (diaphragmatic plication in 4, pulmonary artery reconstruction in 1, recoarctation operation in 3 patients. Mortality was similar in groups (p>0.05.Conclusion: Arterial switch operation provides anatomical correction in TGA. Appropriate timing and good perioperative planning facilitates low morbidity and mortality in patients with VSD as in patients with simple TGA.

  6. Neonatal vitelline vein aneurysm with thrombosis: prompt treatment should be needed

    Kim, Soo-Hong; Yu, Hyeong Won; Kim, Hyun-Young; Jo, Heui Seung

    2015-01-01

    Vitelline veins are a pair of embryonic structures. The veins develop the portal vein system. Serious problems occur if the vitelline vein does not regress and becomes an aneurysm. Thrombus formation in the vitelline vein aneurysm could lead to portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension unless promptly and correctly treated. Though vitelline vein aneurysm is an extremely rare anomaly, it rapidly progresses to portal vein thrombosis that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. We reported...

  7. ESR-based Identification of Radiation-Induced Free Radicals in Gamma-Irradiated Basil and Clove Using Different Sample Pre-Treatments

    An improved detection of radiation-induced paramagnetic faults was developed to identify the irradiation status of basil and clove. The effectiveness of different sample pretreatments, including freeze-drying (FD), oven-drying (OD), alcoholic-extraction (AE), and water-washing and alcoholic-extraction (WAE), were examined. All non-irradiated samples showed a single central signal (g0 = 2.006), whereas radicals representing two additional side peaks (g1 = 2.023 and g2 = 1.986) with a mutual distance of 6 mT were detected in the irradiated samples. AE and WAE produced the best results for irradiated clove in terms of intensities of radiation-specific ESR signals and their ratios to the central signal. However, FD provided the highest intensities of radiation-specific ESR signals for basil, whereas their ratios to the major signal were better in the cases of AE and WAE. Signal noise, particularly due to Mn2+ signals, was observed, whereas it decreased in AE and WAE pretreatments. Based on our results, AE and WAE can improve the detection conditions for radiation-specific ESR signals in irradiated samples. (author)

  8. Ligation of superior mesenteric vein and portal to splenic vein anastomosis after superior mesenteric-portal vein confluence resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy – Case report

    Jianlin Tang

    2014-12-01

    Conclusion: The lessons we learned are (1 Before SMPV confluence resection, internal jugular vein graft should be ready for reconstruction. (2 Synthetic graft is an alternative for internal jugular vein graft. (3 Direct portal vein to SMV anastomosis can be achieved by mobilizing liver. (4 It is possible that venous collaterals secondary to SMV tumor obstruction may have allowed this patient's post-operative survival.

  9. Lower extremity dep vein thrombosis in children

    Of 113 leg venograms performed in patients of all ages between 1969 and 1982, 68 were in children 16 years old or less. The patients were all studied on a tilt table (method of Rabinov and Paulin) in a head-up, 40-500 incline without tourniquets, supporting their weight on the unaffected leg. Among the 68 venograms, 12 (18%) were positive for deep vein thrombosis. The clinical settings for thrombosis in children were post-catheterization (two patients), post surgery (two), tumor/tumor therapy (three), drug abuse (one), and idiopathic (three). There were no long-term clinical sequelae in five patients. Pulmonary infarction occurred in three, and three patients required either long-term anticoagulation or IVC clipping. Clinical diagnosis is no more accurate for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in children than it is in adults. Venography is the best method for making an accurate diagnosis and directing subsequent therapy.(orig.)

  10. Deep dorsal vein arterialisation in vascular impotence.

    Wespes, E; Corbusier, A; Delcour, C; Vandenbosch, G; Struyven, J; Schulman, C C

    1989-11-01

    A series of 12 patients with vasculogenic impotence (4 arterial lesions; 8 arterial and venous lesions) underwent deep dorsal vein arterialisation after pre-operative assessment by a multidisciplinary approach. Cumulative graft patency was 58% (7 of 12 patients) up to 21 months but only 4 patients developed almost normal erections. Digital angiography, with and without the intracavernous injection of papaverine, was performed during follow-up to determine the vascular physiological status. At flaccidity, the corpora cavernosa were never opacified in the absence of a venocorporeal shunt. The penile glans was always visualised. Opacification of the deep dorsal vein and the circumflex system decreased with penile rigidity, resulting from their compression between Buck's fascia and the tunica albuginea. Intracavernous pressure recorded before and after the surgical procedure showed a marked increase when a caverno-venous shunt was performed. Hypervascularisation of the glans occurred in 2 cases. The relevance of this new surgical technique and its functional mechanism are discussed. PMID:2611627

  11. Visualization of calf veins by color flow imaging.

    van Bemmelen, P S; Bedford, G; Strandness, D E

    1990-01-01

    Both indirect and direct noninvasive tests have been shown to be useful for the detection of deep venous thrombi involving the proximal veins (popliteal to inferior vena cava). However, thrombi that are confined to the calf veins will not affect venous outflow and cannot be detected by the plethysmographic methods. B-mode imaging, while excellent for the major deep veins, is also limited in the calf region because the veins are small, and imaging resolution is not always adequate to permit visualization of these smaller veins. With the availability of duplex scanning with "slow flow" color capability, these veins lend themselves to study. In 30 normal subjects, we were able to visualize all paired veins from the level of the ankle to the popliteal fossa. The clinical implications of this approach are discussed. PMID:2181759

  12. Absent right superior caval vein in situs solitus

    Lytzen, Rebekka; Sundberg, Karin; Vejlstrup, Niels

    2015-01-01

    there were no postnatal complications. All children were found to have healthy hearts at follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: In all cases, the findings proved to be a benign condition with no clinical manifestations or complications. Although isolated absent right superior caval vein does not seem to affect the......Introduction In up to 0.07% of the general population, the right anterior cardinal vein obliterates and the left remains open, creating an absent right superior caval vein and a persistent left superior caval vein. Absent right superior caval vein is associated with additional congenital heart...... disease in about half the patients. We wished to study the consequences of absent right superior caval vein as an incidental finding on prenatal ultrasonic malformation screening. Material and methods This is a retrospective case series study of all foetuses diagnosed with absent right superior caval vein...

  13. Atypical penile Mondor's disease - involvement of the circumflex vein.

    Arora, Rahul; Sonthalia, Sidharth; Gera, Tanu; Sarkar, Rashmi

    2015-04-01

    Mondor's disease is a rare condition characterised by superficial thrombophlebitis of subcutaneous veins, most commonly over the anterior chest wall. Penile Mondor's disease is rarer, arising out of thrombophlebitis of the penile veins. It typically involves the dorsal vein of the penis and presents with a cord-like indurated lesion with a beaded feel, palpable along the length of the involved vein. Though penile Mondor's disease involving the dorsal vein of the penis has been reported by many authors, we report a peculiar case of penile Mondor's disease in a 26-year-old sexually active man with thrombophlebitis of the circumflex vein of the penis with sparing of the dorsal vein. Diagnosis was confirmed on Doppler ultrasonography of the penile venous system. Despite exhaustive history taking, no cause could be elicited. The lesion completely subsided within three days with daily local hot fomentation. We propose the term 'atypical penile Mondor's disease' for such a case. PMID:24867818

  14. Finger Vein Recognition and Authentication System

    Vasuki M

    2014-01-01

    The protection for private information has steadily increased with the demand that the authentication has to be done in a highly secured method it is also simple and convenient. With this consideration and requirements for the emerging devices has to been done by the human physiological and biometric structures and behavior. One such biometrical identity is used in this paper is the finger vein. This is used as a biometric identity and authenticated also is experimented. The p...

  15. Renal angiomyolipoma with renal vein invasion

    Francesca Di Cristofano; Federico Petrucci; Guglielmo Zeccolini; Genesio Leo; Calogero Cicero; Dario Del Biondo; Antonio Celia

    2013-01-01

    Renal angiomyolipoma is a uncommon benign tumor, considered an hamartoma. The lesion, usually benign, can be single or multiple and well-circumscribed. In letterature only few cases of infiltrating angiomyolipomas have been described. The aim of the paper is to describe a paradigmatic case of a giant kidney angiomyolipoma, not associ- ated with tuberous sclerosis, invading the pelvis and the renal vein. The lesion have been discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasound for other patholo...

  16. Large retroperitoneal hemangioma encompassing the renal vein.

    Mossanen, Matthew; Dighe, Manjiri; Gore, John; Mann, Gary

    2015-01-01

    Retroperitoneal hemangioma (RH) is a rare and benign vascular malformation. RH may be detected incidentally or present with symptoms due to local invasion of adjacent structures. Management options include surgical resection, as well as serial observation with routine imaging. We describe a retroperitoneal hemangioma encompassing the renal vein that was discovered during diagnosis of acute appendicitis, and characterize diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings seen with this condition. PMID:26834900

  17. Latin American Consensus on Retinal Vein Occlusion

    Francisco J. Rodriguez

    2016-01-01

    The introduction of anti-VEGF agents has allowed unprecedented progress in the management and treatment of ophthalmologic conditions characterized by an increased vascular permeability and intraocular neovascularization. One of these conditions is retinal vein occlusion (RVO).  RVO is one of the most common causes of reduced vision due to retinal vascular disease. Without timely treatment, macular edema, macular ischemia, neovascularization and other potential sequelae of RVO can lead to phot...

  18. Brucellosis Associated with Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Tolaj, Ilir; Mehmeti, Murat; Ramadani, Hamdi; Tolaj, Jasmina; Dedushi, Kreshnike; Fejza, Hajrullah

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 10 years more than 700 cases of brucellosis have been reported in Kosovo, which is heavily oriented towards agriculture and animal husbandry. Here, brucellosis is still endemic and represents an uncontrolled public health problem. Human brucellosis may present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations; among them, vascular complications are uncommon. Hereby we describe the case of a 37-year-old male patient with brucellosis complicated by deep vein thrombosis on his left ...

  19. Endoscopic vein harvesting: technique, outcomes, concerns & controversies

    Raja, Shahzad G; Sarang, Zubair

    2013-01-01

    The choice of the graft conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has significant implications both in the short- and long-term. The patency of a coronary conduit is closely associated with an uneventful postoperative course, better long-term patient survival and superior freedom from re-intervention. The internal mammary artery is regarded as the primary conduit for CABG patients, given its association with long-term patency and survival. However, long saphenous vein (LSV) continues...

  20. Laser photocoagulation for retinal vein occlusion

    K. A. Mirzabekova

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Retinal vein occlusion (RVO is one of the leading causes of permanent vision loss. In adults, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO occurs in 1.8% while branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO occurs in 0.2%. Treatment strategy and disease prognosis are determined by RVO type (ischemic/non-ischemic. Despite numerous studies and many current CRVO and BRVO treatment approaches, the management of these patients is still being debated. Intravitreal injections of steroids (triamcinolone acetate, dexamethasone and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF inhibitors (bevacizumab, ranibizumab were shown to be fairly effective. However, it is unclear whether anti-VEGF agents are reasonable in ischemic RVOs. Laser photocoagulation remains the only effective treatment of optic nerve head and/or retinal neovascularization. Laser photocoagulation is also indicated for the treatment of macular edema. Both threshold and sub-threshold photocoagulation may be performed. Photocoagulation performed with argon (514 nm, krypton (647 nm, or diode (810 nm laser for macular edema provides similar results (no significant differences. The treatment may be complex and include medication therapy and/or surgery. Medication therapy includes anti-aggregant agents and antioxidants, i.e., emoxypine which may be used in acute RVO as well as in post-thrombotic retinopathy.

  1. CFC1 Mutations in Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries and Double-Outlet Right Ventricle

    Goldmuntz, Elizabeth; Bamford, Richard; Karkera, Jayaprakash D.; dela Cruz, June; Roessler, Erich; Muenke, Maximilian

    2002-01-01

    Recent investigations identified heterozygous CFC1 mutations in subjects with heterotaxy syndrome, all of whom had congenital cardiac malformations, including malposition of the great arteries. We hypothesized that a subset of patients with similar types of congenital heart disease—namely, transposition of the great arteries and double-outlet right ventricle, in the absence of laterality defects—would also have CFC1 mutations. Our analysis of the CFC1 gene in patients with these cardiac disorders identified two disease-related mutations in 86 patients. The present study identifies the first autosomal single-gene defect for these cardiac malformations and indicates that some cases of transposition of the great arteries and double-outlet right ventricle can share a common genetic etiology with heterotaxy syndrome. In addition, these results demonstrate that the molecular pathway involving CFC1 plays a critical role in normal and abnormal cardiovascular development. PMID:11799476

  2. Orthodontic management of bilateral maxillary canine-first premolar transposition and bilateral agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors: a case report

    Palma, Elena Di; Giuseppe, Biagio Di; Tepedino, Michele; Chimenti, Claudio

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Maxillary canine-first premolar transposition (Mx.C.P1) is an uncommon dental positional anomaly that may create many orthodontic problems from both esthetic and functional points of view. OBJECTIVE: In this report we show the orthodontic management of a case of Mx.C.P1 associated with bilateral maxillary lateral incisor agenesis and unilateral mandibular second premolar agenesis METHODS: The patient was treated with a multibracket appliance and the extraction of the lower premo...

  3. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Lateralization and Transposition for Dental Implant Placement. Part II: a Systematic Review of Neurosensory Complications

    Boris Abayev

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This article, the second in a two-part series, continues the discussion of inferior alveolar nerve lateralization/transposition for dental implant placement. The aim of this article is to review the scientific literature and clinical reports in order to analyse the neurosensory complications, risks and disadvantages of lateralization/transposition of the inferior alveolar nerve followed by implant placement in an edentulous atrophic posterior mandible. Material and Methods: A comprehensive review of the current literature was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines by accessing the NCBI PubMed and PMC databases, as well as academic sites and books. The articles were searched from January 1997 to July 2014. Articles in English language, which included adult patients between 18 - 80 years of age who had minimal residual bone above the mandibular canal and had undergone inferior alveolar nerve (IAN repositioning, with minimum 6 months of follow-up, were included. Results: A total of 21 studies were included in this review. Ten were related to IAN transposition, 7 to IAN lateralization and 4 to both transposition and lateralization. The IAN neurosensory disturbance function was present in most patients (99.47% [376/378] for 1 to 6 months. In total, 0.53% (2/378 of procedures the disturbances were permanent. Conclusions: Inferior alveolar nerve repositioning is related to initial transient change in sensation in the majority of cases. The most popular causes of nerve damage are spatula-caused traction in the mucoperiosteal flap, pressure due to severe inflammation or retention of fluid around the nerve and subsequent development of transient ischemia, and mandibular body fracture.

  4. A 5-methylcytosine DNA glycosylase/lyase demethylates the retrotransposon Tos17 and promotes its transposition in rice

    La, Honggui; Ding, Bo; Mishra, Gyan P; ZHOU, BO; Yang, Hongmei; Bellizzi, Maria del Rosario; Chen, Songbiao; Meyers, Blake C.; Peng, Zhaohua; ZHU, JIAN-KANG; Wang, Guo-Liang

    2011-01-01

    DNA 5-methylcytosine (5-meC) is an important epigenetic mark for transcriptional gene silencing in many eukaryotes. In Arabidopsis, 5-meC DNA glycosylase/lyases actively remove 5-meC to counteract transcriptional gene silencing in a locus-specific manner, and have been suggested to maintain the expression of transposons. However, it is unclear whether plant DNA demethylases can promote the transposition of transposons. Here we report the functional characterization of the DNA glycosylase/lyas...

  5. Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Follow-up of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries and recurrent supraventricular tachycardia

    Kibar, AE; Hallioglu, O; Erdem, S; I. Celik

    2013-01-01

    The prenatal sonographic diagnosis of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA), a rare form of congenital heart disease is very difficult. A24-year-old woman was referred to our center at 28 weeks’ gestationbecause of suspected fetal cardiac anomalies. We report a case of ccTGA with supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular septal defect, pulmonary valve stenosis, tricuspid valvar displacement and moderate tricuspid regurgitation during her pregnancy. The combined pr...

  6. CFC1 Mutations in Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries and Double-Outlet Right Ventricle

    Goldmuntz, Elizabeth; Bamford, Richard; Karkera, Jayaprakash D.; dela Cruz, June; Roessler, Erich; Muenke, Maximilian

    2002-01-01

    Recent investigations identified heterozygous CFC1 mutations in subjects with heterotaxy syndrome, all of whom had congenital cardiac malformations, including malposition of the great arteries. We hypothesized that a subset of patients with similar types of congenital heart disease—namely, transposition of the great arteries and double-outlet right ventricle, in the absence of laterality defects—would also have CFC1 mutations. Our analysis of the CFC1 gene in patients with these cardiac disor...

  7. Isolation of the right subclavian artery in a patient with d-transposition of the great arteries

    Alisa Arunamata

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Isolation of the right subclavian artery (RSCA is rare, and this finding in association with d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA is extremely unusual. We present a case of an isolated RSCA in a newborn with d-TGA in whom the clinical presentation was diagnostic. We discuss the imaging modalities used to confirm the diagnosis, the embryological basis of the finding, and the surgical repair.

  8. Functional reorganization of human motor cortex after unaffected side C7 nerve root transposition

    Objective: To assess the characteristics of neuronal activity in human motor cortex after the seventh cervical nerve root transposition of the unaffected side by using functional MRI (fMRI). Methods: Thirteen patients who accepted the seventh cervical nerve root transposition of the unaffected side, due to total brachial plexus traction injury diagnosed by manifestation and operation, were examined retrospectively by using fMRI. 10 patients were injured on the left side and 3 on the right side. According to functional recovery of the affected hand, all subjects can be divided into 2 groups. The patients of the first group could not move the affected hand voluntarily. The patients of the second group could move the affected hand self-determined. 12 healthy volunteer's were also involved in this study as control. The fMRI examinations were performed by using echo-planer BOLD sequence. Then the SPM 99 software was used for post-processing. Results: The neuronal activation induced by the movement of both unaffected and affected upper' limb was seen in the contralateral PMC in all patients; Neuronal activation in the ipsilateral PMC evoked by movement of the unaffected extremity was seen in 10 cases, and induced by movement of the affected limb was seen in 7 cases. In the first group, the sharp of clusters in the contralateral PMC resulted by movement of the unaffected extremity showed normal in 9 eases, the average size of clusters resulted by the unaffected hand was 3159 (voxel), and resulted by the unaffected shoulder was 1746(voxel). The sharp of clusters in the contralateral PMC resulted by the affected shoulder or hand were revealed enlargement in 6 cases of each. In the second group, 1 case showed neuronal activation induced by movement of the affected limb in the PMC in both sides of motor cortex, and 2 cases showed neuronal activation in the contralateral PMC. Conclusions: Peripheral nerve injury was able to cause changes of motor cortex in human brain. Cortical area devoted to the affected extremity seems to persist for a long time with response to mental representation of movement. The functional reorganization of central nerve system may be present in several levels of the central nerve system and may be affected by multiple factors. (authors)

  9. Acupuncture Points of the Horse’s Distal Thoracic Limb: A Neuroanatomic Approach to the Transposition of Traditional Points

    Lisa S. Lancaster

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Veterinary acupuncture charts were developed based on the concept of transpositional points whereby human acupuncture maps were adapted to animal anatomy. Transpositional acupuncture points have traditionally been placed in specific locations around the horse’s coronet and distal limb believed to be the closest approximation to the human distal limb points. Because the horse has a single digit and lacks several structures analogous to the human hand and foot, precisely transposing all of the human digital points is not anatomically possible. To date there is no published research on the effect of acupuncture treatment of the equine distal limb points. This paper presents a modified approach to equine distal limb point selection based on what is known from research on other species about the neuroanatomic method of acupuncture. A rationale is presented for modification of traditional equine ting points as well as additional points around the hoof and distal limb that do not appear in the standard textbooks of equine acupuncture. The anatomy and physiology of the equine foot likely to be affected by acupuncture are briefly reviewed. Modified neuroanatomic points are proposed that may be more accurate as transpositional points. As an example of clinical application, a neuroanatomic approach to acupuncture treatment of equine laminitis is presented.

  10. Acupuncture Points of the Horse's Distal Thoracic Limb: A Neuroanatomic Approach to the Transposition of Traditional Points.

    Lancaster, Lisa S; Bowker, Robert M

    2012-01-01

    Veterinary acupuncture charts were developed based on the concept of transpositional points whereby human acupuncture maps were adapted to animal anatomy. Transpositional acupuncture points have traditionally been placed in specific locations around the horse's coronet and distal limb believed to be the closest approximation to the human distal limb points. Because the horse has a single digit and lacks several structures analogous to the human hand and foot, precisely transposing all of the human digital points is not anatomically possible. To date there is no published research on the effect of acupuncture treatment of the equine distal limb points. This paper presents a modified approach to equine distal limb point selection based on what is known from research on other species about the neuroanatomic method of acupuncture. A rationale is presented for modification of traditional equine ting points as well as additional points around the hoof and distal limb that do not appear in the standard textbooks of equine acupuncture. The anatomy and physiology of the equine foot likely to be affected by acupuncture are briefly reviewed. Modified neuroanatomic points are proposed that may be more accurate as transpositional points. As an example of clinical application, a neuroanatomic approach to acupuncture treatment of equine laminitis is presented. PMID:26487033

  11. Development of HIFU Therapy System for Lower Extremity Varicose Veins

    Ota, Ryuhei; Suzuki, Jun; Yoshinaka, Kiyoshi; Deguchi, Juno; Takagi, Shu; Miyata, Tetsuro; Matsumoto, Yoichiro

    2009-04-01

    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment utilizing microbubbles was investigated in the present study. It is known that microbubbles have the potential to enhance the heating effects of an ultrasound field. In this study, the heat accompanying microbubble oscillation was used to occlude varicose veins. Alteration of veins was observed after ultrasound irradiation. Veins were resected by stripping. In this study, two vein conditions were adopted during HIFU irradiation; non-compressed and compressed. Compressing the vein was expected to improve occlusion by rubbing the altered intima under compressed conditions. The frequency of the ultrasound was 1.7 MHz, the intensity at the focus was 2800 W/cm2, and the irradiation time was 20 s. In this study, the contrast agent Levovist was chosen as a microbubble source, and the void fraction (ratio of total gas volume to liquid) in the vein was fixed at 10-5. Under non-compressed conditions, changes were observed only at the adventitia of the vein anterior wall. In contrast, under compressed conditions, changes were observed from the intima to the adventitia of both the anterior and posterior walls, and they were partly stuck together. In addition, more experiments with hematoxylin-eosin staining suggested that the changes in the vein were more substantial under the latter conditions. From these results, it was confirmed that the vein was occluded more easily with vein compression.

  12. Development of HIFU Therapy System for Lower Extremity Varicose Veins

    High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment utilizing microbubbles was investigated in the present study. It is known that microbubbles have the potential to enhance the heating effects of an ultrasound field. In this study, the heat accompanying microbubble oscillation was used to occlude varicose veins. Alteration of veins was observed after ultrasound irradiation. Veins were resected by stripping. In this study, two vein conditions were adopted during HIFU irradiation; non-compressed and compressed. Compressing the vein was expected to improve occlusion by rubbing the altered intima under compressed conditions. The frequency of the ultrasound was 1.7 MHz, the intensity at the focus was 2800 W/cm2, and the irradiation time was 20 s. In this study, the contrast agent Levovist registered was chosen as a microbubble source, and the void fraction (ratio of total gas volume to liquid) in the vein was fixed at 10-5. Under non-compressed conditions, changes were observed only at the adventitia of the vein anterior wall. In contrast, under compressed conditions, changes were observed from the intima to the adventitia of both the anterior and posterior walls, and they were partly stuck together. In addition, more experiments with hematoxylin-eosin staining suggested that the changes in the vein were more substantial under the latter conditions. From these results, it was confirmed that the vein was occluded more easily with vein compression.

  13. Automated detection of periventricular veins on 7 T brain MRI

    Kuijf, Hugo J.; Bouvy, Willem H.; Zwanenburg, Jaco J. M.; Viergever, Max A.; Biessels, Geert Jan; Vincken, Koen L.

    2015-03-01

    Cerebral small vessel disease is common in elderly persons and a leading cause of cognitive decline, dementia, and acute stroke. With the introduction of ultra-high field strength 7.0T MRI, it is possible to visualize small vessels in the brain. In this work, a proof-of-principle study is conducted to assess the feasibility of automatically detecting periventricular veins. Periventricular veins are organized in a fan-pattern and drain venous blood from the brain towards the caudate vein of Schlesinger, which is situated along the lateral ventricles. Just outside this vein, a region-of- interest (ROI) through which all periventricular veins must cross is defined. Within this ROI, a combination of the vesselness filter, tubular tracking, and hysteresis thresholding is applied to locate periventricular veins. All detected locations were evaluated by an expert human observer. The results showed a positive predictive value of 88% and a sensitivity of 95% for detecting periventricular veins. The proposed method shows good results in detecting periventricular veins in the brain on 7.0T MR images. Compared to previous works, that only use a 1D or 2D ROI and limited image processing, our work presents a more comprehensive definition of the ROI, advanced image processing techniques to detect periventricular veins, and a quantitative analysis of the performance. The results of this proof-of-principle study are promising and will be used to assess periventricular veins on 7.0T brain MRI.

  14. Computed tomographic evaluation of the portal vein in the hepatomas

    Computed tomography and pornographic findings of 63 patients with hepatoma, undergone hepatic angiography and superior mesenteric pornography for evaluation of tumor and thrombosis of portal vein and determination of indication of transcatheter arterial embolization for palliative treatment of hepatoma from April, 85 to June, 86 in Hanyang university hospital, were reviewed. The results were as follows: 1. In 36 cases, portal vein thrombosis was detected during photography. Nineteen of 37 cases which revealed localized hepatoma in the right lobe of the liver showed portal vein thrombosis; 9 of 11 cases of the left lobe; 8 of 14 cases which were involved in entire liver revealed thrombosis. One case localized in the caudate lobe showed no evidence of invasion to portal vein. 2. Twenty-four of 34 cases with diffuse infiltrative hepatoma revealed portal vein thrombosis and the incidence of portal vein thrombosis in this type were higher than in the cases of the nodular type. 3. The portal vein thrombosis appeared as filling defects of low density in the lumen of the portal veins in CT and they did not reveal contrast enhancement. 4. CT revealed well the evidence of obstructions in the cases of portal vein thrombosis and the findings were well-corresponded to the findings of the superior mesenteric photography. 5. Five of the cases of the portal vein thrombosis were missed in the CT and the causes were considered as due to partial volume effect of enhanced portal vein with partial occlusion or arterioportal shunts. 6. Six of 13 cases with occlusion of main portal vein showed cavernous transformation and they were noted as multiple small enhanced vascularities around the porta hepatis in the CT. According to the results, we conclude that CT is a useful modality to detect the changes of the portal veins in the patients of the hepatoma.

  15. Computed tomographic evaluation of the portal vein in the hepatomas

    Lee, Kee Hyung; Lee, Seung Chul; Bae, Man Gil; Seo, Heung Suk; Kim, Soon Yong; Lee, Min Ho; Kee, Choon Suhk; Park, Kyung Nam [Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1986-10-15

    Computed tomography and pornographic findings of 63 patients with hepatoma, undergone hepatic angiography and superior mesenteric pornography for evaluation of tumor and thrombosis of portal vein and determination of indication of transcatheter arterial embolization for palliative treatment of hepatoma from April, 85 to June, 86 in Hanyang university hospital, were reviewed. The results were as follows: 1. In 36 cases, portal vein thrombosis was detected during photography. Nineteen of 37 cases which revealed localized hepatoma in the right lobe of the liver showed portal vein thrombosis; 9 of 11 cases of the left lobe; 8 of 14 cases which were involved in entire liver revealed thrombosis. One case localized in the caudate lobe showed no evidence of invasion to portal vein. 2. Twenty-four of 34 cases with diffuse infiltrative hepatoma revealed portal vein thrombosis and the incidence of portal vein thrombosis in this type were higher than in the cases of the nodular type. 3. The portal vein thrombosis appeared as filling defects of low density in the lumen of the portal veins in CT and they did not reveal contrast enhancement. 4. CT revealed well the evidence of obstructions in the cases of portal vein thrombosis and the findings were well-corresponded to the findings of the superior mesenteric photography. 5. Five of the cases of the portal vein thrombosis were missed in the CT and the causes were considered as due to partial volume effect of enhanced portal vein with partial occlusion or arterioportal shunts. 6. Six of 13 cases with occlusion of main portal vein showed cavernous transformation and they were noted as multiple small enhanced vascularities around the porta hepatis in the CT. According to the results, we conclude that CT is a useful modality to detect the changes of the portal veins in the patients of the hepatoma.

  16. Stent Compression in Iliac Vein Compression Syndrome Associated with Acute Ilio-Femoral Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Cho, Hun; Kim, Jin Woo; Hong, You Sun; Lim, Sang Hyun; Won, Je Hwan

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study was conducted to evaluate stent compression in iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS) and to identify its association with stent patency. Materials and Methods Between May 2005 and June 2014, after stent placement for the treatment of IVCS with acute ilio-femoral deep vein thrombosis, follow-up CT venography was performed in 48 patients (35 women, 13 men; age range 23-87 years; median age 56 years). Using follow-up CT venography, the degree of the stent compression was ca...

  17. Is Empirical Four Pulmonary Vein Isolation Necessary for Focally Triggered Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation? Comparison of Selective Pulmonary Vein Isolation Versus Empirical Four Pulmonary Vein Isolation

    Pak HN

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study the authors compared two different ablation strategies for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF: selective isolation of the pulmonary vein triggering AF (SePVI versus empirical isolation of all the four pulmonary veins (EmPVI.

  18. Microbiological analysis of pre-packed sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) and coriander (Coriandrum sativum) leaves for the presence of Salmonella spp. and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

    Delbeke, Stefanie; Ceuppens, Siele; Jacxsens, Liesbeth; Uyttendaele, Mieke

    2015-09-01

    Enteric pathogens, such as Salmonella spp. and pathogenic Escherichia coli, have been detected and associated with food borne outbreaks from (imported) fresh leafy herbs. Screening on imported herbs from South East Asian countries has been described. However, limited information on prevalence of these pathogens is available from other sourcing regions. Therefore, fresh pre-packed basil and coriander leaves from a Belgian trading company were investigated for the presence of Salmonella spp., Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), generic E. coli and coliforms. In total 592 samples were collected originating from Belgium, Israel and Cyprus during 2013-2014. Multiplex PCR followed by further culture confirmation was used for the detection of Salmonella spp. and STEC, whereas the Petrifilm Select E. coli and VRBL-agar were used, respectively, for the enumeration of E. coli and coliforms. Salmonella was detected in 10 out of 592 samples (25g) (1.7%; 5 from basil and 5 from coriander), of which two samples were sourced from Israel and eight from Cyprus. The presence of STEC was suspected in 11 out of 592 samples (25g) (1.9%; 3 basil and 8 coriander), due to the detection of stx and eae genes, of which one sample originated from Belgium, four from Israel and six from Cyprus. No STEC was isolated by culture techniques, but in three samples a serotype (O26, O103 or O111) with its most likely associated eae-variant (? or ?) was detected by PCR. Generic E. coli was enumerated in 108 out of 592 samples, whereby 55, 32 and 13 samples respectively between 10-100, 100-1000 and 1000-10,000cfu/g and 8 samples exceeding 10,000cfu/g. Coliforms were enumerated in all herb samples at variable levels ranging from 1.6 to 7.5logcfu/g. Further statistics indicate that the E. coli class (categorized by level) was significantly correlated with the presence of Salmonella (pcoriander sourced from different cultivation regions, may contain enteric pathogens and potentially pose a risk for human health. PMID:26005779

  19. Libraries of green fluorescent protein fusions generated by transposition in vitro.

    Merkulov, G V; Boeke, J D

    1998-11-19

    Two artificial transposons have been constructed that carry a gene encoding Green Fluorescent Protein and can be used for generating libraries of GFP fusions in a gene of interest. One such element, AT2GFP, can be used to generate GFP insertions in frame with the amino acid sequence of the protein of interest, with a stop codon at the end of the GFP coding sequence; AT2GFP also contains a selectable marker that confers trimethoprim resistance in bacteria. The second element, GS, can be used to generate tribrid GFP fusions because there is no stop codon in the GFP transposon, and the resulting fusion proteins contain the entire amino acid sequence encoded by the gene. The GS element consists of a gfp open reading frame and a supF amber suppressor tRNA gene; the supF portion of the GS transposon can be utilized as a selectable marker in bacteria. Its sequence contains a fortuitous open reading frame, and thus it can be translated continuously with the gfp amino acid sequence. As a target for GFP insertions, we used a plasmid carrying the native Ty1 retrotransposon of the yeast Sacharomyces cerevisiae. The resulting multiple GFP fusions to Ty1 capsid protein Gag and Ty1 integrase were useful in determining the cellular localization of these proteins. Libraries of GFP fusions generated by transposition in vitro represent a novel and potentially powerful method to study the cell distribution and cellular localization signals of proteins. PMID:9831655

  20. Masseteric-facial nerve transposition for reanimation of the smile in incomplete facial paralysis.

    Hontanilla, Bernardo; Marre, Diego

    2015-12-01

    Incomplete facial paralysis occurs in about a third of patients with Bell's palsy. Although their faces are symmetrical at rest, when they smile they have varying degrees of disfigurement. Currently, cross-face nerve grafting is one of the most useful techniques for reanimation. Transfer of the masseteric nerve, although widely used for complete paralysis, has not to our knowledge been reported for incomplete palsy. Between December 2008 and November 2013, we reanimated the faces of 9 patients (2 men and 7 women) with incomplete unilateral facial paralysis with transposition of the masseteric nerve. Sex, age at operation, cause of paralysis, duration of denervation, recipient nerves used, and duration of follow-up were recorded. Commissural excursion, velocity, and patients' satisfaction were evaluated with the FACIAL CLIMA and a questionnaire, respectively. The mean (SD) age at operation was 39 (±6) years and the duration of denervation was 29 (±19) months. There were no complications that required further intervention. Duration of follow-up ranged from 6-26 months. FACIAL CLIMA showed improvement in both commissural excursion and velocity of more than two thirds in 6 patients, more than one half in 2 patients and less than one half in one. Qualitative evaluation showed a slight or pronounced improvement in 7/9 patients. The masseteric nerve is a reliable alternative for reanimation of the smile in patients with incomplete facial paralysis. Its main advantages include its consistent anatomy, a one-stage operation, and low morbidity at the donor site. PMID:26143295

  1. Cancer: re-evolution of eucaryotic to procaryotic replication units--a result of genetic transposition?

    Grossgebauer, K

    We have consistently tried to present our "procaryote-hypothesis" of oncogenesis in the light of evolution. It is suggested that the replication units are the essential starting points of oncogenesis, and cancer is the result of a short and compact re-evolution from eucaryotic to procaryotic replicons. In our view, the process of re-evolution or reactivation of procaryotic replication units and/or their precursors starts with the activity of a cancerogen and proceeds by genetic rearrangements, possibly by genetic transposition. Consequently, some remarks had to be made on: (a) the evolution of self-replicative species; (b) the evolvement of procaryotes to eucaryotes; and (c) the various mobile repeated genetic elements. Moreover, we have taken into consideration the important fact that most of the mammalian genome is reversibly repressed and "that there is in these modern genes still a memory of ancient sequences" ( Eigen et al., 1981). We can only speculate on the extent of the evolutionary conservation, particularly of certain ancient nucleotide sequences related to autonomous, indefinite self-replication. Nevertheless, no real argument can be made against the simple possibility that a re-evolution of eucaryotic to procaryotic replicons lead to cancer. PMID:6324922

  2. Complete mouth rehabilitation after transposition osteotomy based on intraoral scanning: an experimental approach.

    Güth, Jan-Frederik; Edelhoff, Daniel; Ihloff, Hela; Mast, Gerson

    2014-08-01

    This article describes the surgical and prosthodontic treatment of a patient with severe dysgnathia combined with amelogenesis imperfecta. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first treatment report to describe the application of intraoral scanning for a complete mouth reconstruction. After transposition osteotomy, the treatment included the simultaneous fabrication of antagonistic computer-aided design/computer-aided manufactured (CAD/CAM) long-term interim restorations for the maxilla and mandible and the establishment of a new centric relation position and adequate vertical dimension of occlusion. Particularly in complex situations, the major advantages of intraoral scanning can be identified as an extended magnification of the 3-dimensional digital data to control the preparation and impression at the dental office. However, the presented treatment revealed some deficiencies in the digital work flow that must be rectified. In combination with high-performance polymers, the CAD/CAM technology offers a wide range of new treatment options and simplifies the fabrication of long-term interim restorations. Although in the present treatment the esthetic and functional requirements of the patient were met, no published studies of this procedure have been based on intraoral scanning, and the approach has to be considered experimental. PMID:24529842

  3. The Managerial Reduction in the Management Technologies Transposition Process to Public Organizations

    Sandro Trescastro Bergue

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This essay discusses the phenomenon of the implementation of technologies designed in the management business, with emphasis on relations with public organizations. It proposes a reflection on the concept of sociological reduction by Guerreiro Ramos, recovering its roots in Husserl and Heidegger and their relationship with the concepts of creative adaptation and the translation of managerial issues. Contextualized in the paradigm of new public management and the list of values and assumptions on which this movement is based, the analysis of the reproduction of practices known in private organizations by public ones seeking their legitimacy has revealed the formality and ceremonial aspect of this contemporary phenomenon. The importance of bringing knowledge from the organizational field that subsidizes management as well as the coherence of these cultural objects in terms of concepts and assumptions of organization are highlighted here. The process of transpositions, contrasting with reproducible traits of Brazilian managerial culture that are historically constructed but consistent with the notion of sociological reduction, requires a critical, conscious and engaged attitude on the part of members of the organization not only regarding the relevance of the imported content but also giving new meaning to the concepts underlying the management technologies.

  4. Metabolic alterations and neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with transposition of the great arteries.

    Park, I Sook; Yoon, S Young; Min, J Yeon; Kim, Y Hwue; Ko, J Kok; Kim, K Soo; Seo, D Man; Lee, J Hee

    2006-01-01

    Abnormal neurodevelopment has been reported for infants who were born with transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and underwent arterial switch operation (ASO). This study evaluates the cerebral metabolism of TGA infants at birth and before ASO and neurodevelopment 1 year after ASO. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) was performed on 16 full-term TGA brains before ASO within 3-6 days after birth. The brain metabolite ratios of [NAA/Cr], [Cho/Cr], and [mI/Cr] evaluated measured. Ten infants were evaluated at 1 year using the Bayley Scales of Infants Development II (BSED II). Cerebral metabolism of infants with TGA was altered in parietal white matter (PWM) and occipital gray matter (OGM) at birth before ASO. One year after ASO, [Cho/Cr] in PWM remained altered, but all metabolic ratios in OGM were normal. The results of BSID II at 1 year showed delayed mental and psychomotor development. This delayed neurodevelopmental outcome may reflect consequences of the altered cerebral metabolism in PWM measured by 1H-MRS. It is speculated that the abnormal hemodynamics due to TGA in utero may be responsible for the impaired cerebral metabolism and the subsequent neurodevelopmental deficit. PMID:16897317

  5. Cutting through the "misfit" jungle: Can a re-consideration of the goodness-of-fit hypothesis help us understand the transposition of EU anti-discrimination directives in Austria?

    Casado Asensio, Juan

    2008-01-01

    Abstract: Research in the field of EU transposition studies has often been divided about the nature and number of independent variables that would be needed to understand actual patterns of "differential" transposition across Europe. In turn, extantapproaches can only partially explain the observed transposition and implementation gap in the European Union. One of the most common, yet most contentious independent variables used in the discipline is the so-called "misfit hypothesis". The misfi...

  6. Varicose veins: Hippocrates to Jerry Moore.

    Royle, John; Somjen, George M

    2007-12-01

    Seven volumes from the Cowlishaw Collection were selected for review. The authors highlight the evolution of treatment of venous diseases from the ancient Greek times to the modern day through the writings of Hippocrates, Ambroise Pare, Richard Wiseman and other famous physicians of the past. An important Australian contribution by Jerry Moore is described in detail. Jerry Moore introduced 'high ligation' of the great saphenous vein late in the nineteenth century by modifying Trendelenburg's original procedure. The operation withstood the test of time and it is performed today according to his recommendations. PMID:17973674

  7. Renal angiomyolipoma with renal vein invasion

    Francesca Di Cristofano

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Renal angiomyolipoma is a uncommon benign tumor, considered an hamartoma. The lesion, usually benign, can be single or multiple and well-circumscribed. In letterature only few cases of infiltrating angiomyolipomas have been described. The aim of the paper is to describe a paradigmatic case of a giant kidney angiomyolipoma, not associ- ated with tuberous sclerosis, invading the pelvis and the renal vein. The lesion have been discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasound for other pathology. Owing to the extent of the lesion and the appreciable risk of bleeding, we opted for surgical treatment.

  8. Unilateral pulmonary vein atresia: A case report

    Yoon, So Hwa; Kim, Ki Jun [Dept. of Radiology, Incheon St. Mary' s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-01-15

    Unilateral pulmonary vein atresia is a rare congenital anomaly. Its symptoms begin to manifest in childhood and a broad spectrum of clinical severity has been described, ranging from asymptomatic, recurrent pulmonary infection, severe hemoptysis, to death. Only a few adult cases with this condition, with no or mild symptoms, have been reported. Pulmonary angiography has been typically used for definite diagnosis. However, pulmonary angiography may be replaced with the current developing multidetector CT. This report presents an adult case with mild symptoms, diagnosed by multidetector CT.

  9. Interferon-induced central retinal vein thrombosis

    A middle-aged lady presented with sudden onset of unilateral central retinal vein thrombosis after completing 6 months course of interferon and ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C infection. She had no risk factors and all her thrombophilia workup was normal, however, she was found to be dyslipidemic which may have contributed to atherosclerosis and predispose to thrombosis. Despite anticoagulation, her visual acuity deteriorated. This case illustrates the possibility of unpredictable visual complication of interferon. Frequent eye examination should be undertaken in patients having underlying risk factors like diabetes, hypertension or dyslipidemia undergoing interferon therapy. (author)

  10. Clinical pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology of superficial veins--1.

    Aellig, W H

    1994-01-01

    1. Venous resistance contributes very little to total peripheral resistance; more than half of the total blood volume, however, is contained in the extrathoracic veins. Owing to marked differences between venous and arterial anatomy and physiology, studies on veins and arteries usually require different methodological approaches. Whereas for arteries the most relevant parameters are resistance, pressure and flow, for veins volume and compliance are most important. For studies of general aspec...

  11. Postpartum Ovarian Vein Thrombosis: Incidental Diagnosis at Surgery

    Adebiyi Gbadebo Adesiyun; Modupeola O. A. Samaila; Austin Ojabo

    2014-01-01

    Ovarian vein thrombosis is a rare clinical entity that may present in the puerperium. We report the clinical outcomes of two cases of postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis, incidentally diagnosed at laparotomy in 16-year-old and 23-year-old females. They had preoperative diagnosis of torsion tuboovarian mass and twisted pedunculated uterine fibroid, respectively. Both patients had transection and ligation of right thrombosed ovarian vein. Postoperative management included a week course of antico...

  12. Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis in the Mediterranean Area in Children

    El-Karaksy, Hanaa; El-Raziky, Mona

    2011-01-01

    Abdominal venous thrombosis may present as splanchnic venous thrombosis (SVT) (occlusion of portal, splenic, superior or inferior mesenteric veins) or Budd- Chiari Syndrome (BCS) (thrombosis of inferior vena cava and/or hepatic veins). The aim of this review is to report the scanty data available for SVT in the South Mediterranean area. In one Egyptian study, the possible circumstantial risk factors for portal vein thrombosis (PVT) were found in 30% of cases: 19% neonatal sepsis, 8.7% umbilic...

  13. Retrograde phlebography of the internal spermatic vein in varicocele

    The results of retrograde phlebography of the internal spermatic vein in 110 cases of varicocele are reported. The anatomy of the vein, including the sites of its orifices and its possible communications with other veins of the area are described. Observations with the catheter method as well as some hitherto unpublished findings are presented. The significance of selective and superselective venography for the choice of the appropriate surgical procedure is emphasized. (author)

  14. Retrograde phlebography of the internal spermatic vein in varicocele

    Vajda, J.; Boehm, K.; Horvath, L.; Molnar, Z. (Pecsi Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Hungary))

    1981-01-01

    The results of retrograde phlebography of the internal spermatic vein in 110 cases of varicocele are reported. The anatomy of the vein, including the sites of its orifices and its possible communications with other veins of the area are described. Observations with the catheter method as well as some hitherto unpublished findings are presented. The significance of selective and superselective venography for the choice of the appropriate surgical procedure is emphasized.

  15. Perivascular mast cells regulate vein graft neointimal formation and remodeling

    Wu, Junxi; Grassia, Gianluca; Cambrook, Helen; Ialenti, Armando; MacRitchie, Neil; Carberry, Jaclyn; Wadsworth, Roger M.; Lawrence, Catherine; Kennedy, Simon; Maffia, Pasquale

    2015-01-01

    Objective. Emerging evidence suggests an important role for mast cells in vein graft failure. This study addressed the hypothesis that perivascular mast cells regulate in situ vascular inflammatory and proliferative responses and subsequent vein graft neointimal lesion formation, using an optimized local mast cell reconstitution method. Methods and Results. Neointimal hyperplasia was induced by insertion of a vein graft into the right carotid artery in wild type and mast cell deficient Ki...

  16. Aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms of saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafts

    Le Breton, H; Pavin, D; Langanay, T; Roland, Y; Leclercq, C; Beliard, J; Bedossa, M; Rioux, C.; Pony, J

    1998-01-01

    Aneurysms of saphenous vein grafts to coronary arteries are unusual complications of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Three patients (men aged 47,62,and 68years) are presented with spontaneous chest pains 10,21,and 17years after CABG surgery. In one case, the saphenous vein graft had eroded into the right atrium and had established a fistula between the graft and the right atrium. Diagnosis of saphenous vein graft aneurysms was confirmed by echocardiography, computed tomogra...

  17. Endovenous saphenous vein ablation in patients with acute isolated superficial-vein thrombosis

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The possible benefits of endovenous saphenous ablation (EVSA) as initial treatment in patients presenting with isolated superficial-vein thrombosis (SVT) and saphenous vein reflux include: (1) definitive treatment of the underlying pathology and (2) elimination of the saphenous vein as a path for pulmonary emboli, which (3) may eliminate the need for anticoagulation. Methods: In a ten-year review of 115 limbs presenting with acute isolated SVT, 72 limbs (71 patients) with saphenous reflux were given a choice of two treatments following an explanation of the risks and benefits of each. Group I limbs (n?=?41) were treated with office EVSA using radiofrequency or laser with or without thrombophlebectomy if performed within 45 days of diagnosis. Post-treatment anticoagulants were not given. Group II limbs (n?=?31) were treated with compression hose and repeat Duplex within one week, with added anticoagulants if SVT extended into the thigh. Results: In group I, mean interval from diagnosis to treatment was 13.7 days. One calf deep vein thrombosis was noted. In group II no complications were noted. In late follow-up of group II patients, 12/29 underwent EVSA more than 45 days after initial presentation. Conclusions: The safety and efficacy of EVSA and thrombophlebectomy appear indistinguishable from conservative measures and may be offered as initial treatment to patients presenting with SVT and saphenous reflux. PMID:24307241

  18. Marginal vein is not a varicose vein; it is a venous malformation

    Byung-Boong Lee

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Marginal vein (MV is one form of venous malformation (VM; MV is not a varicose vein. MV is the outcome of defective development during the later stage of embryogenesis while the vein trunk is formed. It is an embryonic vein tissue remnant remaining on birth following the failure of normal involutional process. MV is the most common VM involved to Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS; together with the lymphatic malformation, MV is one of two clinically most important congenital vascular malformation components among KTS. MV causes chronic venous insufficiency (CVI due to a unique condition of avalvulosis (lack of venous valve development it accompanies with. Besides, it accompanies a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE due to its structural defect with a lack of smooth muscle cell to form the media properly as a truncular VM infrequently causing fatal pulmonary embolism. Therefore, the MV is indicated for the surgical excision whenever feasible not only for the prevention of VTE and CVI but also for abnormal long bone growth known as vascular bone syndrome as well as lymphatic complication precipitated by MV.

  19. Image Quality Enhancement Using the Direction and Thickness of Vein Lines for Finger-Vein Recognition

    Young Ho Park

    2012-10-01

    Experimental results from application of our proposed image enhancement method show that the equal error rate (EER of finger‐vein recognition decreases to approximately 0.4% in the case of a local binary pattern‐ based recognition and to approximately 0.3% in the case of a wavelet transform‐based recognition.

  20. Persistent varicocele following high ligation of the internal spermatic vein

    The importance of phlebography and vaso-occlusion using ethibloc in diagnosis and treatment of the persistent varicocele following ligation ('Bernardis' technique') is demonstrated. We performed 280 surgical ligations of the internal spermatic vein. In 30 patients persistence of the varicocele was found. In 9 patients following phlebography embolisation of a long segment including smaller collaterals was performed using ethibloc. The other 21 patients were treated surgically because of unusual draining of the collaterals into renal capsular veins, into the hemiazygos vein and into renal segmental veins. In all cases following embolisation complete resolution of the varicocele was observed within 3 months. (orig.)

  1. Antioxidant potential of oregano (Oreganum vulgare L., basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.: application of oleoresins in vegetable oil

    Patrícia Vieira Del Ré

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Studies have been carried out in order to increase the stability of vegetable oils due to economic and health protection reasons. There is a growing interest in the addition of natural antioxidants; especially herbs and spices. For this reason, this study aimed at evaluating the antioxidant potential of the oleoresins of oregano, basil, and thyme, as well as their behavior when applied to soybean oil under various concentrations. Firstly, the antioxidant activity was determined by the β-carotene/linoleic acid system and by the quantification of total phenolic compounds. Next, different concentrations of oleoresins (500 to 3000 mg.kg-1 were added to the soybean oil, and its antioxidant potential was analyzed using the oxidative stability through a Rancimat equipment. The value of 3000 mg.kg-1 of thyme and oregano oleoresins was the concentration that presented the greatest oxidative stability to soybean oil making them a natural alternative to vegetable oil conservation.

  2. The effects of kale (Brassica oleracea ssp. acephala), basil (Ocimum basilicum) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris) as forage material in organic egg production on egg quality

    Hammershøj, Marianne; Steenfeldt, Sanna

    2012-01-01

    1. In organic egg production, forage material as part of the diet for laying hens is mandatory. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of feeding with forage materials including maize silage, herbs or kale on egg production and various egg quality parameters of the shell, yolk...... increased significantly with the kale treatment. 4. The egg shell strength tended to be higher with the kale treatment, and egg yolk colour was significantly more red with the kale treatment and more yellow with basil and kale treatments. The albumen DM content and albumen gel strength were lowest with the...... thyme treatment. By sensory evaluation, the kale treatment resulted in eggs with less sulphur aroma, higher yolk colour score, and more sweet and less watery albumen taste. Furthermore, the eggs of the kale treatment had significantly higher lutein and -carotene content. Also, violaxanthin, an orange...

  3. Foliar sprays of citric acid and salicylic acid alter the pattern of root acquisition of some minerals in sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)

    Ghazijahani, Noushin; Hadavi, Ebrahim; Jeong, Byoung R.

    2014-01-01

    The effect of foliar application of two levels of citric acid (CA; 0 and 7 mM) and two levels of salicylic acid (SA; 0 and 1 mM) combined with two levels of nutrient solution strength (full strength and half strength) on mineral acquisition by sweet basil were investigated. The experiment was conducted in a randomized block design arrangement with three replications. SA alone reduced the plant height and thickened the stem. Plants supplied with a full strength solution had a ticker stem, produced more biomass, and showed higher values of Fv/Fm. Some changes in the uptake pattern of some nutrients, especially boron and sulfur, were noticed. Higher boron concentrations in leaves were in plants sprayed with a combination of 7 mM CA and 1 mM of SA. Applying combination of CA and SA was more effective than using them individually that suggests an effective synergism between them. PMID:25400645

  4. Cultivo de manjericão em hidroponia e em diferentes substratos sob ambiente protegido Culture of basil in substrata and hydroponic systems under protected environment

    Priscila C. Fernandes

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Entre as ervas aromáticas, o manjericão possui importância econômica no Brasil, sendo seu consumo tanto in natura quanto para processamento industrial, na obtenção de óleo essencial. Porém, as informações quanto à qualidade aromática dessas plantas em função das técnicas de cultivo são escassas. Avaliou-se a produtividade de duas espécies de manjericão, de folha estreita (Ocimum minimum L. e de folha larga (Ocimum basilicum L. em ambiente protegido. Os sistemas de cultivo utilizados foram: 1 hidroponia (floating; 2 substrato preparado e 3 substrato comercial. As amostragens foram realizadas durante o período de florescimento das plantas. O experimento foi realizado em Campinas (SP, em casa de vegetação com controle de umidade e iluminação naturais, utilizando-se o delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com três repetições. Foram avaliados também o rendimento e composição química dos óleos essenciais das plantas. O sistema hidropônico apresentou a maior produtividade de massa verde, aproximadamente 44% superior aos outros dois tipos de cultivo, para ambas as espécies estudadas. Não houve diferença significativa entre as formas de cultivo quanto ao rendimento e composição química dos óleos essenciais dentro da mesma espécie. Quanto à produção de óleo essencial, as plantas de manjericão de folha estreita apresentaram rendimento aproximadamente 10% mais elevado em relação às de folha larga, além de diferenças significativas na composição dos óleos essenciais entre as espécies.Among the aromatical herbs, basil is of great economic importance in Brazil. This species is used as fresh herb and also for essential oil extraction. To evaluate the productivity of basil in protected environment, two species, Ocimum minimum L. (narrow leaf basil and Ocimum basilicum L. (wide leaf basil were cultivated under greenhouse conditions, using a hydroponic system and two types of substrata. The experiment was carried out in a completely randomized design with three repetitions. Samples were obtained during the flowering period. The yield and the chemical composition of the essential oils were evaluated. The highest yield of green mass from the two species, was obtained in the hydroponic system, with higher productivity (aprox. 44% than the plants cultivated in prepared commercial substratum. Plants of Ocimum minimum L. produced more essential oil (aprox. 10% than plants of Ocimum basilicum L. Significant differences were found in the chemical composition of essential oil between species. No differences were observed in the chemical composition of essential oil, comparing the three cultivation systems.

  5. Can deep vein thrombosis be predicted after varicose vein operation in women in rural areas?

    Marcin Warot

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available [b]Introduction[/b]. Chronic venous disease is a group of symptoms caused by functional and structural defects of the venous vessels. One of the most common aspects of this disease is the occurrence of varicose veins. There are many ways of prevention and treatment of varicose veins, but in Poland the leading one is still surgery. As in every medical procedure there is the possibility of some complications. One of them is deep vein thrombosis (DVT. The diagnosis of DVT can be difficult, especially when access to a specialist is limited, such as in case of rural patients. [b]The aim of the study.[/b] The aim of the study was estimation of the influence of LMWH primary prophylaxis on the formation of postoperative DVT, as well as sensitivity and specificity of clinical examination and D-dimer value in diagnosis of postoperative DVT in women. [b]Materials and methods[/b]. The study was conducted in a group of 93 women operated on in the Department of General, Vascular Surgery and Angiology at the Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznań, Poland. The patients had undergone a varicose vein operation and were randomly divided into two groups: A – 48 women receiving LMWH during two days of the perioperative period, B – 45 women receiving LMWH during seven days of the perioperative period. [b]Results[/b]. There was no significant difference in the postoperative DVT complications in both groups. The value of D-dimer > 0.987 mcg/ml and swelling > 1.5 cm of shin (in comparison to the preoperative period plays a significant role in diagnosis of DVT. [b]Conclusions[/b]. The extended primary prophylaxis with LMWH does not affect the amount or quality of thrombotic complications after varicose vein operation. If the DVT occurs, the evaluation of the D – dimer and careful clinical examination can be a useful method for its diagnosis.

  6. Endovascular Management of Vein of Galen Malformation

    Hossein Ghanaati

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAMs has"nhigh morbidity and mortality rates especially in the"npediatric population. Whereas, in the past, mortality"nrates were nearly 100%, recent developments in"nendovascular embolization have improved the"nprognosis. Vein of Galen malformations have proven"nto be very difficult to treat by standard surgical"nprocedures. However, endovascular embolization can"nprovide significant improvements to this condition."nSuccessful treatment involves many stages of"nendovascular embolization over a long period of time."nEmbolization involves injection of a glue-like material"nthrough a catheter placed near the malformation"nin the brain. Access to the lesion can be gained via"ntransarterial or transvenous routes which are mostly"nvia the transarterial approach. Often a patient will"nrequire more than one embolization. Some patients"nmay be cured by partial embolization. Endovascular"nembolization has considerably improved outcomes"nin patients with VGAM. More recently, with"nthe continued development and improvement of"nendovascular techniques, many patients are found to"nbe neurologically normal on follow-up and mortality"nrates have dropped substantially when compared "nwith microsurgical treatment. In most experiences,"nendovascular treatment always seems to be the best"nprimary treatment in VGAMs. It is now possible"nthat lots of patients grow up completely normal after"ntreatment. The risk of treatment varies but may be as"nhigh as 10% for permanent disabling stroke or death.

  7. Complications of cerebral vein and sinus thrombosis.

    Ferro, José M; Canhâo, P

    2008-01-01

    Thrombosis of the dural sinus and encephalic veins (CVT) is an infrequent condition accounting for less than 1% of all strokes. Several recent prospective series, in particular the large International Study on Cerebral Vein and Dural Sinus Thrombosis cohort, definitely have shown a more benign prognosis compared with that of arterial strokes: CVT has an acute case fatality of less than 5%, and almost 80% of patients recover without sequelae. However, patients surviving the acute phase of CVT are at risk of a number of complications such as recurrence of any thrombotic events in about 7%, recurrence of CVT in about 2-12%, seizures in 5 to 32%, visual loss due to optic atrophy in percentages that range from less than 1 to 5%, presence of dural fistula (there are no data available about exact frequency) and neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric sequelae characterized by aphasia, abulia and depression. However, there is only little information on the long-term neuropsychological outcome. Studies investigating professional status, cognitive performance, depressive symptoms and quality of life evidenced depression and anxiety in 2/3 of CVT patients despite an apparent good recovery in 87% of these patients. Thus, patients should be encouraged to return to previous occupations and hobbies and reassured about the very low risk of recurrence. PMID:18004061

  8. Vein arterialization for lower limb revascularization.

    Houlind, Kim; Christensen, Johnny K; Jepsen, Jørn M

    2016-04-01

    Conventional bypass surgery is only possible when patent distal arterial outflow vessels are available. In patients with critical limb ischemia and occluded distal arteries, attempts have been made to establish retrograde perfusion through either deep or superficial pedal veins. Though historical results were disappointing, more recently limb salvage has been achieved after adopting a principle of 1) placing the anastomosis distally, and 2) actively destroying the distal valves. Experimental, para-clinical, and clinical data confirm that direct tissue nutrition is improved, angiogenesis stimulated, and collaterals opened. Only a limited number of cases have been reported in the literature and a number of different operative techniques have been described. The results in terms of limb salvage and wound healing vary widely. Generally, results are poorer than what would have been expected if femoro-distal arterial bypass had been possible. Recently, hybrid approaches have been developed to avoid extensive distal incisions by endovascular destruction of valves and closure of side branches. Also, a totally endovascular technique, including the position of a stent graft between the vein and artery, has been proposed and tested. These developments may in the future improve results by limiting incisional wound complications and make this treatment available to more patients who would otherwise have no other alternative than amputation. PMID:26683823

  9. Rare variant of mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection with ascending vertical vein: unusual drainage to jugular vein

    Yong-zhi DENG

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Cases of mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection were rare, while cases of the vertical vein drained to jugular vein were even rarer. Pay attention to the size of pulmonary vein and left atrial anastomosis, increase the left atrium volume with pericardial patch, which play an important role to prevent postoperative pulmonary edema caused by anastomosis stenosis, poor back flow of coronary sinus and smaller left atrial volume.

  10. Arterialization and anomalous vein wall remodeling in varicose veins is associated with upregulated FoxC2-Dll4 pathway.

    Surendran, Sumi; S Ramegowda, Kalpana; Suresh, Aarcha; Binil Raj, S S; Lakkappa, Ravi Kumar B; Kamalapurkar, Giridhar; Radhakrishnan, N; C Kartha, Chandrasekharan

    2016-04-01

    Varicose veins of lower extremities are a heritable common disorder. Mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis are still vague. Structural failures such as valve weakness and wall dilatation in saphenous vein result in venous retrograde flow in lower extremities of body. Reflux of blood leads to distal high venous pressure resulting in distended veins. In an earlier study, we observed a positive association between c.-512C>T FoxC2 gene polymorphism and upregulated FoxC2 expression in varicose vein specimens. FoxC2 overexpression in vitro in venous endothelial cells resulted in the elevated mRNA expression of arterial endothelial markers such as Delta-like ligand 4 (Dll4) and Hairy/enhancer-of-split related with YRPW motif protein 2 (Hey2). We hypothesized that an altered FoxC2-Dll4 signaling underlies saphenous vein wall remodeling in patients with varicose veins. Saphenous veins specimens were collected from 22 patients with varicose veins and 20 control subjects who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting. Tissues were processed for paraffin embedding and sections were immunostained for Dll4, Hey2, EphrinB2, α-SMA, Vimentin, and CD31 antigens and examined under microscope. These observations were confirmed by quantitative real-time PCR and western blot analysis. An examination of varicose vein tissue specimens by immunohistochemistry indicated an elevated expression of Notch pathway components, such as Dll4, Hey2, and EphrinB2, and smooth muscle markers, which was further confirmed by gene and protein expression analyses. We conclude that the molecular alterations in Dll4-Hey2 signaling are associated with smooth muscle cell hypertrophy and hyperplasia in varicose veins. Our observations substantiate a significant role for altered FoxC2-Dll4 signaling in structural alterations of saphenous veins in patients with varicose veins. PMID:26808710

  11. Arterialisation of the Portal Vein With an Aortoportal Jump Graft for Portal Vein Thrombosis Following Liver Resection for Malignancy

    Jiao, Long R; Nagy Habib

    1999-01-01

    Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FHCC) is a variant of hepatocellular carcinoma, which mainly affects a young age group and carries a relatively good prognosis. It is widely accepted that aggressive curative resection is still the best option for FHCC. We report here a case of successful arterialisation of the portal vein with an aortoportal jump graft for portal vein thrombosis, which developed postoperatively in an already comprised portal vein with tumour inv...

  12. Neonatal vitelline vein aneurysm with thrombosis: prompt treatment should be needed.

    Kim, Soo-Hong; Yu, Hyeong Won; Kim, Hyun-Young; Jo, Heui Seung

    2015-12-01

    Vitelline veins are a pair of embryonic structures. The veins develop the portal vein system. Serious problems occur if the vitelline vein does not regress and becomes an aneurysm. Thrombus formation in the vitelline vein aneurysm could lead to portal vein thrombosis and portal hypertension unless promptly and correctly treated. Though vitelline vein aneurysm is an extremely rare anomaly, it rapidly progresses to portal vein thrombosis that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. We reported a case of neonatal vitelline vein aneurysm and thrombosis that was cured by prompt operation. PMID:26665130

  13. Transposio miditica: da sala de aula convencional para a presencial conectada / La transposition mediatique: de la salle de classe conventionnelle la salle de classe presentielle connecte / Mediatic transposition: from conventional classroom to face-connected classroom

    Francisco, Garonce; Gilberto Lacerda, Santos.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O artigo apresenta o conceito de transposio miditica e, para tal, fundamenta-se nos resultados de uma pesquisa acadmica que identificou os impactos provocados pela tecnologia da videoconferncia pela internet, ou webconferncia, nao educativa (modo de ensinar), focando as alteraes nos papis [...] docentes. O estudo de caso etnogrfico mostrou de que modo a ao docente foi modificada pela situao educativa na qual alunos e professores interagiram face a face, mediados pela tecnologia, de modo sncrono a distncia, caracterizando a educao presencial conectada. A investigao tomou como ponto de partida a teoria da transposio didtica dos saberes (Chevallard, 1985), tendo identificado e analisado mudanas na prtica docente, especificamente nos papis docentes, caracterizando o fenmeno da transposio miditica. Abstract in english The focus of this article is to introduce the Mediatic Transposition concept referring to the results of a Brazilian research project that sought to identify impacts of Internet videoconferencing (web conferencing) use in education with an emphasis on the changing role of teachers brought on by this [...] new technology. The ethnographic study identified how the teaching tasks changed when pupils and instructors interacted face to face, mediated by technology, using a synchronous communication tool in a hybrid mode of education. This new educational environment in cyberspace is the face-connected classroom. The research took as its starting point studies related to the Didactic Transposition (Chevallard, 1985) and the research addressed changes in teaching practices that were identified and analyzed, specifically those that impacted on the role of instructors during the transition from conventional to face-connected classrooms characterizing Mediatic Transposition.

  14. Medial rotation deformity of the hip in cerebral palsy: Surgical treatment by transposition of gluteal muscles

    Čobeljić Goran

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Medial rotation deformity of the hip is a problem to patients who are handicapped by cerebral palsy but able to walk, because the knees point inward during gait („kissing patellae" and cause falls and frequent injuries. Knees and ankles are subject to stress and, therefore, they assume compensating positions. Lower legs assume position of valgus and external rotation, whereas feet rotate either inwards or outwards. Secondary deformities make gait more difficult and cause rapid tear of footwear. AIM The purpose of the paper was to retrospectively analyze the effects of transposition of the gluteus medius and minimus muscles, a procedure introduced for the first time in our country in order to correct the deformity. A new method of binding the muscles by wire was described. There had been no previous experience with this method. METHOD This operation was indicated in patients with spastic form of cerebral palsy, who were able to walk, who had difficulties in gait and whose lateral rotation was less than 10° along with the medial rotation of over 70° of the hip on the side of the deformity. Additional prerequisite for the operation was the absence of flexion contracture of more than 15° of either the hip or the knee on the side of deformity, as there is possibility of aggravation of the flexion hip deformity due to transposed gluteal muscles (now in front of the hip joint. Fifteen hips of 10 patients were operated on. Five patients were operated on bilaterally at one time. The average age was 8 (6-12 years. The majority of patients, 8 (80% were aged between 6 and 8. The average follow-up was 5 years (3-8. The assessment of the results was based on the comparison of rotational abilities of both hips before and after the operation (in unilateral and bilateral deformities, as well as on individual complaints before and after the operation. In patients with unilateral deformity, their „healthy" hips were the control hips. The analysis of the femoral neck anteversion before and after operation was performed. RESULTS Average values of medial and lateral rotation of the deformed hips before operation exhibited significant statistical difference when compared to control hips. The difference of average values of rotatory movements of control and operated hips was not statistically significant after operation. The difference of average preoperative values of the femoral neck anteversion in hips with deformity was statistically significant (49.40±4.63° compared to 32.8±3.1G. Postoperative average values of anteversion in operated and control hips were not statistically significant. The difference between average preoperative (49.40±4.63° and postoperative (35.80±7.66° values of the femoral neck anteversion was statistically significant. Excellent results were achieved in 5 (50% patients, i.e. 8 (53.3% hips; good results were achieved in 3 (30% patients, i.e. 5 (33.3% hips; poor result in 2 (20% patients, i.e. 2 (13.3% hips. All 5 patients who had undergone surgery of both hips had symmetric outcome. Three patients had excellent results, while two had good results. Patients with excellent and good results (80% of patients, 86.6% of hips showed neither weakening of the operated hip abduction nor pelvic instability (positive Trendelenburgh hip test. No complications were recorded postoperatively. CONCLUSION Transposition of gluteal muscles can be recommended in patients under 10 years of age as there is still a chance for their femoral neck to change orientation, to decrease the anteversion and thus to achieve long-lasting effect. Fixation of transposed muscles by wire proved to be effective.

  15. Anterior Transposition of the Inferior Oblique Muscle for Primary Unilateral Superior Oblique Muscle Palsy

    Hasan Altınkaynak

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Pur po se: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of unilateral anterior transposition of the inferior oblique (ATIO muscle in patients with unilateral superior oblique palsy (SOP. Ma te ri al and Met hod: In this study, the medical records of 52 patients with SOP were retrospectively reviewed. The study comprised patients with a preoperative vertical squint of less than 25 prism diopters (PD and a (+3 - (+4 inferior oblique hyperfunction (IOHF; all cases were Knapp’s class 1 or class 3. The angle shift in the primary gaze position, the presence of abnormal head posture, and IOHF were evaluated before and after surgery. Re sults: The mean postoperative follow-up time was 10 months. The mean preoperative angle of hypertropia at the primary gaze position was 15.3±7.89 PD, and the mean postoperative angle was 0.84±1.49 PD (0-4. Of the 32 patients with head tilt before surgery, 29 (91% patients recovered fully after surgery. Improvement was noted in 88% of patients with preoperative IOHF. At the postoperative follow-up, none of the patients showed hypotropia in the primary gaze position, limitation of the superior gaze, elevation of lower lid in the superior gaze, or diplopia in the superior gaze position, but in other eyes of three cases, secondary IOHF occurred. Dis cus si on: AIn unilateral SOP accompanied by secondary IOHF that has more than 15 PD squint, ATIO surgery is an effective and safe method for reduction of hypertropia as well as for elimination of IOHF in primary position and abnormal head posture. The short-term complication rate was very low, but a longer follow-up period is required. (Turk J Ophthalmol 2011; 41: 392-5

  16. One-year outcome of Senning operation in children with transposition of the great vessels

    Shahmohammadi A

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground: Nowadays, the treatment of choice for anatomical correction of transposition of great arteries is arterial switch but some children are not good candidates for this operation. In these cases atrial switch or Senning procedure is an accepted method, thus outcome of this procedure needs to be better delineated."n "nMethods: This prospective study included 65 patients that underwent Senning operation in Shahid Rajaee Hospital in Tehran, Iran from 2002 to 2009 and were followed-up for one year."n "nResults: The early and late mortality rates were 16.9% and 1.5%, respectively. 51.8% of early deaths were due to simple Senning procedure, 38.9% due to a Senning with the closure of ventricular septal defect, with or without the repair of pulmonary artery stenosis, 9.3% related to palliative Senning and one late death due to simple Senning. The most common arrhythmia was accelerated junctional rhythm (18.5%. 15% of cases had Senning pathway obstruction and 1.7% had baffle leaks. Regardless of the mortalities, three patients (5.7% had significant tricuspid regurgitation. Right ventricular systolic dysfunction was found in 13.3% of the cases, primarily in Senning with ventricular septal defect closure (37.5%. One case (1.9% had visible cyanosis and three (5.7% had exertional dyspnea but 94.3% of cases remained in functional class I."n "nConclusion: Since the majority of deaths following Senning procedure occur during the first month, especially on the second day post-operatively, assiduity during early post-operative period is crucial. Tricuspid regurgitation or right ventricular systolic dysfunction was not detected in most patients, suggesting optimistic prognosis for these patients.

  17. Diminished Utilization of In Vitro Fertilization Following Ovarian Transposition in Cervical Cancer Patients

    Salih, Sana. M.; Albayrak, Samet; Seo, Songwon; Stewart, Sarah L.; Bradley, Kristen; Kushner, David. M.

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE Ovarian transposition (OT) is offered to reproductive age women with cervical cancer (CC) to preserve fertility prior to pelvic radiation. The aim of this study was to assess subsequent utilization of fertility treatment in these patients. STUDY DESIGN This is a case series of 216 cervical cancer patients seen in a comprehensive cancer center. 16 patients underwent OT for fertility preservation prior to pelvic radiation. Patients were assessed for utilization of fertility treatment, FSH levels as a measure of ovarian reserve, and functional assessment of chronic illness therapy-cervix cancer (FACT-CX) to assess quality of life after OT. RESULTS 94% of patients maintained regular menstrual cycles three years after OT surgery (15/16). When measured (n=5) serum FSH was normal at baseline, and showed a transient elevation at three months following chemoradiation, with a return to normal levels at six months (Means 6.33±2.94, 48.44±18.63, 12.52±8.25, mIU/ML respectively). Only one patient in this series attempted fertility treatment (in vitro fertilization) following OT, and did not become pregnant. FACT-CX indicated that quality of life did not change significantly over the six months’ duration following OT and chemoradiation therapy. CONCLUSIONS OT preserves menstrual cycle regularity without negatively impacting patients’ quality of life. The utility of OT as an effective fertility preservation option is hampered by the low utilization rate of in vitro fertilization and lack of ovarian reserve assessment following OT. PMID:26380495

  18. [Balloon (Rashkind) atrio-septostomy in transposition of great vessels in the neonatal period].

    González de Dios, J; Blanco Bravo, D; Burgueros Valero, M; Fernández Ruiz, A; Moreno Granado, F; Pérez Rodríguez, J; Quero Jiménez, J

    1993-08-01

    Analysis of the balloon atrial septostomy (BA) for treatment of the transposition of the great arteries (TVG) during the neonatal period will allow the evaluation of some of the changes that have occurred in the diagnosis and therapy of this congenital cardiopathy. We performed a retrospective survey of the management, evolution complications of 24 BA as a palliative technique in TGV cases, admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit during a 5 1/2 year period. The aim of the study was to evaluate the factors that indicated a bad prognosis by comparing patients that are still alive (21) with those that are dead (3). The mean age at BA performance was 4.5 +/- 5.5 days. The biological constants prior to catheterization were normal, maintaining good oxygenation, administering prostaglandins in 80% of the patients and mechanical ventilation in 25% of the patients. BA outcome was considered as good in 68%, moderate in 12% and bad in 20% of the cases. Intra-catheterization complications, mainly hemorrhages and bradycardia, were suffered by 40% of the patients and one patient died during catheterization. We could see a progressive arterial desaturation due to the lack of efficacy of the BA. As bad post-catheterization outcome factors were found: hypotension, arrhythmia, hemorrhage, greater need of dobutamine, volume expansion and mechanical ventilation. Our principal conclusion is that, although BA has improved the prognosis of newborns with TGV, because of the progressive worsening of the patients during the months following the BA, it is necessary to perform early corrective surgery. PMID:8239208

  19. Transposition burst of mariner-like elements in the sequenced genome of Rhodnius prolixus.

    Fernández-Medina, R D; Granzotto, A; Ribeiro, J M; Carareto, C M A

    2016-02-01

    Transposable elements (TEs) are widespread in insect's genomes. However, there are wide differences in the proportion of the total DNA content occupied by these repetitive sequences in different species. We have analyzed the TEs present in R. prolixus (vector of the Chagas disease) and showed that 3.0% of this genome is occupied by Class II TEs, belonging mainly to the Tc1-mariner superfamily (1.65%) and MITEs (1.84%). Interestingly, most of this genomic content is due to the expansion of two subfamilies belonging to: irritans himar, a well characterized subfamily of mariners, and prolixus1, one of the two novel subfamilies here described. The high amount of sequences in these subfamilies suggests that bursts of transposition occurred during the life cycle of this family. In an attempt to characterize these elements, we performed an in silico analysis of the sequences corresponding to the DDD/E domain of the transposase gene. We performed an evolutionary analysis including network and Bayesian coalescent-based methods in order to infer the dynamics of the amplification, as well as to estimate the time of the bursts identified in these subfamilies. Given our data, we hypothesized that the TE expansions occurred around the time of speciation of R. prolixus around 1.4 mya. This suggestion lays on the "Transposon Model" of TE evolution, in which the members of a TE population that are replicative active are present at multiple loci in the genome, but their replicative potential varies, and of the "Life Cycle Model" that states that when present-day TEs have been involved in amplification bursts, they share an ancestral copy that dates back to this initial amplification. PMID:26363296

  20. Preventing intimal thickening of vein grafts in vein artery bypass using STAT-3 siRNA

    Sun Jiangbin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs play a key role in neointimal formation which leads to restenosis of vein graft in venous bypass. STAT-3 is a transcription factor associated with cell proliferation. We hypothesized that silencing of STAT-3 by siRNA will inhibit proliferation of VSMCs and attenuate intimal thickening. Methods Rat VSMCs were isolated and cultured in vitro by applying tissue piece inoculation methods. VSMCs were transfected with STAT 3 siRNA using lipofectamine 2000. In vitro proliferation of VSMC was quantified by the MTT assay, while in vivo assessment was performed in a venous transplantation model. In vivo delivery of STAT-3 siRNA plasmid or scramble plasmid was performed by admixing with liposomes 2000 and transfected into the vein graft by bioprotein gel applied onto the adventitia. Rat jugular vein-carotid artery bypass was performed. On day 3 and7 after grafting, the vein grafts were extracted, and analyzed morphologically by haematoxylin eosin (H&E, and assessed by immunohistochemistry for expression of Ki-67 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA. Western-blot and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR were used to detect the protein and mRNA expression in vivo and in vitro. Cell apoptosis in vein grafts was detected by TUNEL assay. Results MTT assay shows that the proliferation of VSMCs in the STAT-3 siRNA treated group was inhibited. On day 7 after operation, a reduced number of Ki-67 and PCNA positive cells were observed in the neointima of the vein graft in the STAT-3 siRNA treated group as compared to the scramble control. The PCNA index in the control group (31.3 4.7 was higher than that in the STAT-3 siRNA treated group (23.3 2.8 (P Conclusions The STAT-3 siRNA can inhibit the proliferation of VSMCs in vivo and in vitro and attenuate neointimal formation.

  1. Portal Vein Stenting for Portal Biliopathy with Jaundice.

    Hyun, Dongho; Park, Kwang Bo; Lim, Seong Joo; Hwang, Jin Ho; Sinn, Dong Hyun

    2016-04-01

    Portal biliopathy refers to obstruction of the bile duct by dilated peri- or para-ductal collateral channels following the main portal vein occlusion from various causes. Surgical shunt operation or endoscopic treatment has been reported. Herein, we report a case of portal biliopathy that was successfully treated by interventional portal vein recanalization. PMID:26518011

  2. The Incidence and Ecology of Blackberry yellow vein associated virus

    Symptoms of vein yellowing and bush decline in blackberry were attributed to infection by a novel crinivirus named Blackberry yellow vein associated virus (BYVaV). The disease is an emerging threat to blackberry production as it can cause substantial yield loss. The objective of this study was to id...

  3. A study of images of Projective Angles of pulmonary veins

    Wang Jue [Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing (China); Zhaoqi, Zhang [Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing (China)], E-mail: zhaoqi5000@vip.sohu.com; Yu Wei; Miao Cuilian; Yan Zixu; Zhao Yike [Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing (China)

    2009-09-15

    Aims: In images of magnetic resonance and computed tomography (CT) there are visible angles between pulmonary veins and the coronary, transversal or sagittal section of body. In this study these angles are measured and defined as Projective Angles of pulmonary veins. Several possible influential factors and characters of distribution are studied and analyzed for a better understanding of this imaging anatomic character of pulmonary veins. And it could be the anatomic base of adjusting correctly the angle of the central X-ray of the angiography of pulmonary veins undergoing the catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Method: Images of contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CEMRA) and contrast enhanced computer tomography (CECT) of the left atrium and pulmonary veins of 137 health objects and patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are processed with the technique of post-processing, and Projective Angles to the coronary and transversal sections are measured and analyzed statistically. Result: Project Angles of pulmonary veins are one of real and steady imaging anatomic characteristics of pulmonary veins. The statistical distribution of variables is relatively concentrated, with a fairly good representation of average value. It is possible to improve the angle of the central X-ray according to the average value in the selective angiography of pulmonary veins undergoing the catheter ablation of AF.

  4. Identification of left pulmonary vein ostia using centerline tracking

    Rettmann, M. E.; Holmes, D. R., III; Packer, D. L.; Robb, R. A.

    2009-02-01

    With the increasing popularity of cardiac ablation therapy, studies of the procedural effects on left atrial and pulmonary vein morphology are becoming more important. Of particular interest is evaluation of atrial and pulmonary vein remodeling following ablation therapy using structural imaging. One challenge that arises when comparing pulmonary vein morphology across subjects is defining the ostial location. Strategies for defining this important anatomical location include volume renderings from multiple angles, or drawing lines in cross-sectional images. Drawbacks of these techniques include subjectivity between raters as well as limited use of three dimensional volumetric information. In this work, we describe a method for automatically identifying the pulmonary vein ostia from CT images using a single user selected seedpoint. The technique makes use of the full three dimensional volumetric information, by computing a centerline along each pulmonary vein and defining the ostium using oblique cross-sectional image planes along the curve axis. The ostium is defined as the point at which there is a spike in the oblique cross-sectional area. The method is demonstrated on each of the four pulmonary veins in four patient datasets, for a total of sixteen applications of the algorithm. The results are compared against manual delineations of the pulmonary vein ostia, with overall mean distances ranging from approximately 1.5 to 5.0 mm. In conclusion, although the pulmonary veins exhibit variable anatomic shapes and orientations across different patient datasets, our proposed automated method produces results comparable to manual delineation of the ostia.

  5. Dorzolamide increases retinal oxygen tension after branch retinal vein occlusion

    Noergaard, Michael Hove; Bach-Holm, Daniella; Scherfig, Erik; Bang, Kurt; Jensen, Peter Koch; Kiilgaard, Jens Folke; Stefánsson, Einar; la Cour, Morten

    2008-01-01

    To study the effect of dorzolamide on the preretinal oxygen tension (RPO(2)) in retinal areas affected by experimental branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in pigs.......To study the effect of dorzolamide on the preretinal oxygen tension (RPO(2)) in retinal areas affected by experimental branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) in pigs....

  6. Sciatica caused by a dilated epidural vein: MR findings

    We report the MR imaging findings in a 41-year-old woman presenting with sudden low back pain and sciatica. At surgery a dilated epidural vein was found compressing the nerve root. The MR findings may suggest the diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging of a dilated epidural vein or varix causing sciatica has not been reported until now. (orig.) (orig.)

  7. Saphenous Vein Graft Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as a Mediastinal Mass

    Karwande, Shreekanth V.; Sharp, Sally D.

    1990-01-01

    Coronary vein graft aneurysms are quite rare, particularly when they present as a mediastinal mass. We report a saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm that presented as a mediastinal mass in a 45-year-old man. In addition to reviewing the relevant medical literature in English, we discuss diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options. (Texas Heart Institute Journal 1990;17:129-32)

  8. Why Do Some Pregnant Women Get Varicose Veins?

    ... varicose veins). Varicose veins tend to be hereditary your mother or grandmother may have gotten them during pregnancy, too. So, unfortunately, there's not much you can do to prevent them. But here are ... cross your legs when sitting. Elevate your feet often. Wear ...

  9. Transposition of the European Directive (Euratom 97/43) in European countries: A survey and an example from France

    Full text: The European Directive Euratom 97/43, dedicated to the radioprotection of patients, must have been transposed in all EU countries. This directive has been based on two main principles, which are Justification and Optimization of medical procedures using ionizing radiation. Although this transposition in every European country has been a unique opportunity to improve quality of radiological services at a national level, the degree of sophistication in this transposition varies significantly between European countries. The European Association of Radiology conducted recently a survey on the results of this transposition in all European countries. The results of this survey will be presented. In France, the Directive was transposed by laws, decrees and ministerial orders. In fact, the radiological profession embraced the two principles of the Directive, establishing the basis of a full quality management policy in radiology. A great number of radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, physicists, and radioprotectionists were involved in the transposition procedure through the professional associations, administrative institutions and scientific societies. The French Society of Radiology and the French Society of Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine in conjunction with the Direction Generale de Surete Nucleaire et de la Protection (DGSNR) started to work together on the Directive Transposition in 2001. To apply the principle of optimization, a specific working group was in charge to write the detailed description of all diagnostic procedures utilizing ionizing radiation. This group, made up of experts in all subspecialties of imaging and physicists, provided consensually optimal parameters and recommendations for patient radioprotection. The same group established reference doses on the basis of a national multicentric campaign of dose measurements, done on a few radiological examinations performed on standard patients (chest radiography, plain abdominal film, brain CT and chest CT). According to the transposition, an obligation has been established for all departments of radiology to send annually the results of 20 dose measurements from radiographic and CT examinations on standard patients to the DGSNR. This procedure is requested in order to update the national database permitting to establish yearly the national doses of reference. There is also now an obligation for radiologists to give information of dose delivered during the examination in their radiological report. To apply the principle of justification, another working group was in charge of establishing the guidelines for good clinical use of medical imaging (Guide du Bon Usage des Examens d'Imagerie Medicale). This document was established on the basis of the methodology defined by the National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health Care, recently named Haute Autorite en Sante, which labeled the document. The methodology, based on three subsequent steps, was conducted by a steering committee. Firstly, 14 expert groups were created for all subspecialties of radiology. They were in charge of writing 388 items reflecting the different clinical symptoms or suspected pathologic diagnoses, followed by the imaging technique, level of radiation dose, level of indication and level of proof. Secondly, this first document was submitted to larger groups of experts, including not only radiologists, but also clinicians. These multidisciplinary groups were in charge of amending and improving the first document. The third step involved circulation of this new version of the document to large reading groups composed of radiologists specifically chosen in order to reflect the various aspects of professional activities. These radiologists assessed the document using a scoring scale. In case of important disagreement on specific items, an additional cycle of writing, amending and reading procedures was done. The final document was sent to all national scientific societies representing all medical and surgical disciplines for final approval. Close to 700 professional

  10. Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis following Oropharyngeal Infection

    Bostanci, Asli; Turhan, Murat

    2015-01-01

    Internal jugular vein thrombosis (IJVT) is a rare condition which may lead to life-threatening complications such as sepsis and pulmonary embolism. Prolonged central venous catheterization, intravenous (IV) drug use, trauma, and radiotherapy are the most frequent causes of the IJVT. IJVT that develops after the oropharyngeal infection is a quite rare situation today. In this paper, a 37-year-old woman was presented; swelling occurred on her neck after acute tonsillitis and she was diagnosed with IJVT through Doppler ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and managed without complications. Early diagnosis and conservative treatment with broad-spectrum IV antibiotics and anticoagulant agents have a critical importance for the prevention of fatal complications. PMID:26457221

  11. Underground mining in vein and layer deposits

    COGEMA applies, in underground operations, working systems adapted to the shape of the ore bodies, as illustrated by two methods recently developed in France. (1) ECARPIERE mine stopes a vertical vein simultaneously using cut and fill for the upper part and undercut and fill with cemented backfilling for the lower part. This method allows the concentration of several working faces in a limited area and consequently the concentration of equipment, power distribution, backfilling means, primary ventilation, supervision and maintenance. The resulting output was significantly increased. (2) LODEVE mine operates a short wall method for mining thin layers; ore is mined according to the mineralization limits, waste is blasted at the footwall and used as part og the integral backfilling. The method improves profitability of thin mineralizations in the general frame of a complex carbonate leach ore processing where dilution must be drastically reduced

  12. Portal Vein Embolization: What Do We Know?

    Denys, Alban, E-mail: Alban.Denys@chuv.ch [Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology Unit (Switzerland); Prior, John [Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Nuclear Medicine (Switzerland); Bize, Pierre; Duran, Rafael [Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Radiology and Interventional Radiology Unit (Switzerland); Baere, Thierry De [Institut Gustave Roussy, Department of Interventional Radiology (France); Halkic, Nermin; Demartines, Nicolas [Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Vaudois, Department of Visceral Surgery (Switzerland)

    2012-10-15

    Portal vein embolization (PVE) has been developed to increase the size of the future remnant liver (FRL) left in place after major hepatectomy, thus reducing the risk of postoperative liver insufficiency. PVE consist in embolizing preoperatively portal branches of the segments that will be resected. Indication is based on preoperative measurements of the FRL by computed tomography and its ratio with either the theoretical liver volume or by direct measurement of the functional liver volume. After PVE, the volume and function of the FRL increases in 3 to 6 weeks, permitting extensive resections in patients otherwise contraindicated for liver resection. The PVE technique is variable from one center to another; however n-butyl-cyano-acrylate provides an interesting compromise between hypertrophy rate and procedure risk.

  13. Initial evaluation of endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting

    In this report, we present our initial experience of endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (ESVH) using the Vasoview System. ESVH was performed in 72 patients between May 2006 and October 2007. The mean patient age was 736.7 years, and 54 (75%) were men. The success rate of ESVH was 98.6% (71/72). The mean harvest time was 3611 min. The mean number of side branches requiring repair was 1.191.21. Comparing the first 5 cases with the last 5 cases, the time for harvesting time and the number of repaired branches improved significantly. Wound complications occurred in 2 patients (2.7%) postoperatively. The intraoperative mean graft flow was 2513 ml/min. The early patency was 87% (47/54) as evaluated by postoperative angiography or CT. The intraoperative graft flow and early patency were satisfactory. ESVH is easy to adopt and has excellent cosmetic advantages. (author)

  14. Leiomyosarcoma of the great saphenous vein

    Alexandre Campos Moraes Amato

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A 56-year-old male patient presented with a complaint of two painful, hard, palpable nodules in the right lower limb. A Doppler ultrasound scan revealed the presence of nodules, likely to be neoplastic. Computed angiography showed two solid hypervascular nodules in the right great saphenous vein, fed by branches of the posterior tibial artery. Embolization of the nodules using surgical cyanoacrylate was performed, followed by an excisional biopsy. Anatomical pathology and immunohistochemical analysis identified the nodule as a high-grade leiomyosarcoma, characterized by ten mitotic figures per ten high-power fields, necrosis and cell pleomorphism. Immunohistochemical analysis results were positive for caldesmon and desmin labeling. A second surgical procedure was performed to enlarge the free margins.

  15. Disastrous Portal Vein Embolization Turned into a Successful Intervention

    Portal vein embolization (PVE) may be performed before hemihepatectomy to increase the volume of future liver remnant (FLR) and to reduce the risk of postoperative liver insufficiency. We report the case of a 71-year-old patient with hilar cholangiocarcinoma undergoing PVE with access from the right portal vein using a mixture of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate and ethiodized oil. During the procedure, nontarget embolization of the left portal vein occurred. An aspiration maneuver of the polymerized plug failed; however, the embolus obstructing portal venous flow in the FLR was successfully relocated into the right portal vein while carefully bypassing the plug with a balloon catheter, inflating the balloon, and pulling the plug into the main right portal vein

  16. Left Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis Due to a Lung Tumor

    Kuan-Hsing Chen

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Deep vein thrombosis is a common disease among Caucasians but is rare in Asia.Venous thrombosis may be fatal, for example by a pulmonary embolism and right or leftatrial thrombosis. Alternatively, deep vein thrombosis may follow a benign pattern such asfemoral and popliteal vein thrombosis. Theories abound regarding the causes of deep veinthrombosis, with the most common theories being long-term stasis and lack of exercise.Internal jugular vein thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal disease with various causes. Inthe pre-antibiotics era, this disease was frequently associated with deep neck infection.Recently however, local trauma, central catheterization, and repeated intravenous injectionswith drugs have become the leading causes of thrombosis. Spontaneous internal jugularvein thrombosis may occur in connection with a neoplasm, termed Trousseau's syndrome.This investigation reports a case of lung cancer associated with internal jugular vein thrombosis.

  17. Disastrous Portal Vein Embolization Turned into a Successful Intervention

    Dobrocky, Tomas, E-mail: tomas.dobrocky@insel.ch [University of Bern, Department of Interventional, Pediatric and Diagnostic Radiology, Inselspital, University Hospital (Switzerland); Kettenbach, Joachim, E-mail: joachim.kettenbach@stpoelten.lknoe.at [Universitätsklinikum St. Pölten-Lilienfeld, Institute of Medical Radiology, Diagnostic, Intervention (Austria); Lopez-Benitez, Ruben, E-mail: Ruben.lopez@insel.ch; Kara, Levent, E-mail: levent.kara@insel.ch [University of Bern, Department of Interventional, Pediatric and Diagnostic Radiology, Inselspital, University Hospital (Switzerland)

    2015-10-15

    Portal vein embolization (PVE) may be performed before hemihepatectomy to increase the volume of future liver remnant (FLR) and to reduce the risk of postoperative liver insufficiency. We report the case of a 71-year-old patient with hilar cholangiocarcinoma undergoing PVE with access from the right portal vein using a mixture of n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate and ethiodized oil. During the procedure, nontarget embolization of the left portal vein occurred. An aspiration maneuver of the polymerized plug failed; however, the embolus obstructing portal venous flow in the FLR was successfully relocated into the right portal vein while carefully bypassing the plug with a balloon catheter, inflating the balloon, and pulling the plug into the main right portal vein.

  18. IVC agenesis: a rare cause of deep vein thrombosis.

    Man, Louise; Hendricks, Nicholas; Maitland, Hillary

    2016-04-01

    We present the case of a healthy, young Caucasian female who presented to an outside hospital with phlegmasia cerulea dolens of both lower extremities. Computed tomography angiography revealed inferior vena cava (IVC) occlusion. She was initiated on heparin infusion and transferred to University of Virginia Medical Center. Our evaluation revealed aplasia of the IVC from the infrahepatic segment to the confluence of the common iliac veins and acute bilateral iliac vein thromboses. An extensive network of collateral veins was noted. These findings were consistent with IVC agenesis. She was not pregnant or using contraception. Primary thrombophilia workup was negative. She underwent bilateral iliac vein thrombolysis and was started on anticoagulation. While IVC agenesis is rare, it carries risk for development of thrombotic sequelae and bears consideration when evaluating young patients with unexplained deep vein thrombosis, especially if extensive and bilateral. PMID:26507132

  19. Aging techniques for deep vein thrombosis: a systematic review.

    Dharmarajah, B; Sounderajah, V; Rowland, S P; Leen, E L S; Davies, A H

    2015-03-01

    Deep vein thrombosis is common with an incidence of 1 in 1000. Acute thrombus removal for extensive proximal deep vein thrombosis using catheter-directed techniques highlights the need for accurate assessment of thrombus age. This systematic review summarises experimental and clinical evidence of imaging techniques for aging deep vein thrombosis. Ultrasound elastography and magnetic resonance imaging were highlighted as the most studied imaging modalities. Elastography was shown to distinguish between acute and chronic clots, despite demonstrating difficulty in accurate aging of clots older than 10 days in rat models. Elastography is noted as a feasible adjunct to current first-line imaging for deep vein thrombosis using duplex ultrasonography. Combinations of magnetic resonance imaging techniques can identify acute, sub-acute and chronic thrombi using endogenous contrast agents and provide objective standardisation of the diagnostic process, with reduced onus upon operator dependency. Further validation is required of these novel imaging techniques prior to clinical implementation for deep vein thrombosis aging. PMID:24668998

  20. Multiple vascular anomalies involving testicular, suprarenal arteries and lumbar veins

    P Jyothsna

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Testicular arteries arise from the abdominal aorta and the inferior suprarenal artery from the renal artery. There are reports about variant origin and course of these arteries. Accessory testicular artery is also a common finding but its providing origin to inferior suprarenal artery is an important observation. During a routine dissection of abdomen of approximately 55-year-old male cadaver, unique vascular abnormality was observed. On the left side, a common arterial trunk originating from abdominal aorta immediately branched to give rise to superior testicular and inferior suprarenal arteries, the former after a short course hooked by the left suprarenal vein. In addition, the left suprarenal vein, second left lumbar vein, and left testicular vein joined to form a common trunk which drained into the left renal vein. A sound knowledge of vascular variations in relation to the kidney and suprarenal gland is important to surgeons dissecting the abdominal cavity.

  1. Abnormal draining of great cardiac vein into superior vena cava

    Full text: A 47-year-old man presented with atypical chest pain in last three months. Physical examination findings were normal. ECG showed normal sinus rhythm. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed normal left and right ventricular systolic functions. ECG gated coronary CT angiography was performed. The patient's coronary CT angiography showed normal coronary arteries, however the great cardiac vein course was abnormal. The course of the vein was not in atrioventicular groove, bypassing the coronary sinus and draining to superior vena cava. The coronary sinus of patient is formed by posterior marginal vein, middle cardiac vein and lateral marginal vein and drained into the right atrium. We also observed subtle myocardial bridges on coronary arteries. Myocardial bridges appeared to explain patient's chest pain. With optimal medical therapy, the patient's symptoms resolved

  2. Adrenal vein sampling in primary aldosteronism: towards a standardised protocol.

    Monticone, Silvia; Viola, Andrea; Rossato, Denis; Veglio, Franco; Reincke, Martin; Gomez-Sanchez, Celso; Mulatero, Paolo

    2015-04-01

    Primary aldosteronism comprises subtypes that need different therapeutic strategies. Adrenal vein sampling is recognised by Endocrine Society guidelines as the only reliable way to correctly diagnose the subtype of primary aldosteronism. Unfortunately, despite being the gold-standard procedure, no standardised procedure exists either in terms of performance or interpretation criteria. In this Personal View, we address several questions that clinicians are presented with when considering adrenal vein sampling. For each of these questions we provide responses based on the available evidence, and opinions based on our experience. In particular, we discuss the most appropriate way to prepare the patient, whether adrenal vein sampling can be avoided for some subgroups of patients, the use of ACTH (1-24) during the procedure, the most appropriate criteria for interpretation of adrenal vein cannulation and lateralisation, the use of contralateral suppression, and strategies to improve success rates of adrenal vein sampling in centres with little experience. PMID:24831990

  3. What is effective care for varicose veins?

    Meissner, Mark H

    2016-03-01

    Varicose veins affect one-quarter to one-third of Western adult populations and consume an increasing amount of health care resources. Much of this increased utilization has been driven by the advent of minimally invasive technology including endovenous thermal ablation, foam sclerotherapy, and more recently mechanicochemical and cyanoacrylate glue ablation. This has largely been driven by patient and physician preferences in the absence of robust evidence that one therapy is truly superior to another. This partially arises from misunderstandings about appropriate outcomes measures and what truly constitutes effective treatment of varicose veins. Technical outcomes, such as saphenous closure rates, have frequently been used as surrogates for effective treatment but are poorly correlated with symptom improvement, quality of life, and risk of recurrence. Although there does appear to be a trend towards higher recurrence with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, the data are occasionally conflicting and there does not appear to be substantial differences between the various modalities. Similarly, there do not appear to be major differences in late quality of life measures between these treatment options. As long-term differences in recurrence and quality of life are small, overall cost effectiveness is driven primarily by initial treatment costs and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy is the most cost-effective strategy in many models. However, there continues to be substantial uncertainty surrounding cost estimates and other factors of importance to the patient may ultimately drive treatment decisions. The benefits of some adjuncts to the treatment of axial superficial reflux, such as the concurrent versus staged management of tributary varicosities, remain ill-defined while that of others, such as routine post-procedural ultrasound surveillance and compression, need critical re-evaluation. PMID:26916774

  4. Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava involving bilateral renal veins: Surgical challenges and reconstruction with upfront saphenous vein interposition graft for left renal vein outflow

    Nayyar, Rishi; Panda, Sabyasachi; Saini, Ashish; Seth, Amlesh; Chaudhary, Shiv Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava (IVC) involving bilateral renal veins presents a surgical challenge. Herein, we report the successful management of two such cases using restoration of left renal venous outflow by saphenous vein interposition graft as first step of surgery. Then radical resection of tumor and right kidney was done. IVC was lastly reconstructed using Gore-Tex graft. This report highlights the surgical challenges to ensure radical resection. Furthermore, the importance of r...

  5. Deep Vein Thrombosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Latest NIH Research | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

    ... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep Vein Thrombosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Latest NIH Research Past ... Symptoms The signs and symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be related to DVT itself or ...

  6. A case report of congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries: Morphologic and functional evaluation with cardiac CT

    Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. We report a case of new-onset heart failure in a 69-year-old female in whom cardiac CT demonstrated ccTGA without the associated cardiovascular anomalies. In this case, cardiac CT was useful for elucidating the rare and unexpected congenital etiologies of abrupt-onset heart failure in an old patient by the simultaneous evaluation of cardiac morphology and function as a single study (inserted).

  7. Phentolamine as a treatment for poor mixing in transposition of the great arteries with adequate intraatrial communication.

    Galal, M O; El-Naggar, W I; Sharfi, M H

    2005-01-01

    Patients with transposition of the great arteries often show poor mixing for different reasons, even after adequate balloon atrial septostomy. We present a patient with such a lesion whose clinical status improved dramatically after phentolamine was applied. We believe this improvement is due to reduction in afterload caused by the alpha(2) blocker and also possibly as a response to a presumptive effect of the drug on the diastolic function of the right ventricle, allowing more left-to-right shunt across the atrial septal defect. Both phenomena can improve cardiac output in such a situation. PMID:16374695

  8. Senning operation for correction of the transposition of the great arteries, results, long-term outcome and quality of life

    Miguel Angel Maluf

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Long-term results after the Senning operation for transposition of the great arteries are little known. Sinus node dysfunction and systemic ventricular dysfunction are crucial in patient survival. We evaluated the results, long term outcome and quality of life in a group of 39 patients. Methods: The study was a retrospective analysis, of 39 (39/40 = 97.5%) surgical surviving patients, submitted to Senning operation, with a mean follow-up time of 14.7 +/– 3.1 years. Electrocardiogra...

  9. A case report of congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries: Morphologic and functional evaluation with cardiac CT

    Lee, Heon; Park, Byoung Won [College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-09-15

    Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. We report a case of new-onset heart failure in a 69-year-old female in whom cardiac CT demonstrated ccTGA without the associated cardiovascular anomalies. In this case, cardiac CT was useful for elucidating the rare and unexpected congenital etiologies of abrupt-onset heart failure in an old patient by the simultaneous evaluation of cardiac morphology and function as a single study (inserted).

  10. Preventing intimal thickening of vein grafts in vein artery bypass using STAT-3 siRNA

    Sun Jiangbin; Zheng Jinhua; Ling Kaitelynne H; Zhao Keyan; Xie Zhongshang; Li Bo; Wang Tiance; Zhu Zhicheng; Patel Amit N; Min Weiping; Liu Kexiang; Zheng Xiufen

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play a key role in neointimal formation which leads to restenosis of vein graft in venous bypass. STAT-3 is a transcription factor associated with cell proliferation. We hypothesized that silencing of STAT-3 by siRNA will inhibit proliferation of VSMCs and attenuate intimal thickening. Methods Rat VSMCs were isolated and cultured in vitro by applying tissue piece inoculation methods. VSMCs were transfected...

  11. Evaluation of endoscopic vein extraction on structural and functional viability of saphenous vein endothelium

    Lu Xiu-Gui; Hussaini Bader E; Wolfe J Alan; Thatte Hemant S

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Objectives Endothelial injury during harvest influences graft patency post CABG. We have previously shown that endoscopic harvest causes structural and functional damage to the saphenous vein (SV) endothelium. However, causes of such injury may depend on the extraction technique. In order to assess this supposition, we evaluated the effect of VirtuoSaph endoscopic SV harvesting technique (VsEVH) on structural and functional viability of SV endothelium using multiphoton imaging, bioch...

  12. Application of magnetic resonance angiography in cerebral vein system

    Objective: To explore imaging technique of magnetic resonance in cerebral vein system and to evaluate the value of magnetic resonance veinography in displaying cerebral vein and diagnosing disease. Methods: The thrity-five persons experienced examinations of 2-dimension time of flight(2D TOF), 2-dimension phase contrast(2D PC) and then 3-dimension contrast-enhancement veinography(3D-CE MRV). The raw data treated with maxi intensitive projection. The images of veinography and disease changes were analysed as so to evaluate the dependability of the three methods in playing venous structions and disease changes. Results: All the diagnoses were proved by DSA or followed up. In 25 normal persons, 2D TOF and 2D PC of 10 persons showed abnormal in different type. But the 3D-CE MRV were normal.In 10 patients suffered from vein thrombosis,that all 2D-TOF MRV, 2D-PC MRV and 3D-CE MRV showed vein abnormality followed as: up radius sinus were no appeared in 2 cases, fined in 2 cases, local cannal of up radius sinus were narrowed in 1 cases. Right traversable sinus no appeared in 2 cases, fined in 2 cases, right sigmoid sinus no appeared in 1 cases. Additionally, in one patients, the left traversal sinus showed high signal as same as normal vein sinus in 2D TOF but of contrast medium was seen in 3D-CE-MRV. 3D-CE-MRV was dependable in describing structions of vein and displaying disease changes than 2D-TOF MRV and 2D-PC MRV. Conclusion: The techniques of vein imaging of 2D-TOF MRV and 2D-PC MRV combining with 3D-CE-MRV formed imaging method of cerebral vein system and it was dependable method for showing cerebral vein struction and diagnosing throb vein sinus thrombosis. (authors)

  13. Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in interrupted inferior caval vein through femoral vein approach

    Percutaneous closure of the patent arterial duct in patients with interrupted inferior caval vein poses a technical challenge. A 12-year-old girl with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) and interrupted inferior caval vein is described in this report. The diagnosis of interrupted inferior caval vein and azygos continuation was made in the catheterization laboratory. A catheter was advanced and snared in the descending aorta. An exchange wire was advanced through the catheter and snared in the descending aorta. Then, an Amplatzer TorqVue 2 delivery sheath was advanced over the wire from the venous side and again snared in the descending aorta. An Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO) size 8/6 was advanced through the sheath while still holding the sheath with a snare. The device was opened. The sheath was then unsnared once the aortic disc was completely out. The sheath and the device were pulled back into the duct and the device was successfully implanted. The device was then released and it attained a stable position. An aortic angiogram was performed which showed complete occlusion

  14. Associations between flow in paratibial perforating veins and great saphenous vein patterns of reflux

    Carlos Alberto Engelhorn

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Perforating veins contribute to chronic venous valvular insufficiency (CVVI, subset of CVI of lower extremities (LE. We investigated the role of medial, proximal calf paratibial perforating veins (PTPV. Women with PTPV reflux, diameter ?3 mm, or tortuosity were selected among 2199 LE mappings. Duplex ultrasonography (US was performed standing. Reflux >0.5 s was abnormal. PTPV conditions were related to great saphenous vein (GSV patterns of reflux. US of 442 LE of 379 women were analyzed, all being Clinical-Etiology-Anatomy-Pathophysiology (CEAP classification C1, C2, and/or having intermittent, conditional swelling. Etiology was primary. Pathophysiology was reflux, not thrombosis or obstruction. Most PTPV drained (n=281, 64% of 442 or 13% of 2199, or were source (n=73, 17%/442, 3%/2199 of GSV reflux; 49 (11%/442, 2%/2199 had reflux not associated with GSV; 39 (9%/442, 2%/2199 did not have reflux. PTPV, when significative for CVVI, primarily drained-GSV reflux. PTPV was linked to reflux in 1 of 5 and was a major source of reflux in 1 of 20 legs. Detailed US of PTPV insured over 80% accuracy in CVVI mapping.

  15. Percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in interrupted inferior caval vein through femoral vein approach

    Endale Tefera

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Percutaneous closure of the patent arterial duct in patients with interrupted inferior caval vein poses a technical challenge. A 12-year-old girl with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA and interrupted inferior caval vein is described in this report. The diagnosis of interrupted inferior caval vein and azygos continuation was made in the catheterization laboratory. A catheter was advanced and snared in the descending aorta. An exchange wire was advanced through the catheter and snared in the descending aorta. Then, an Amplatzer TorqVue 2 delivery sheath was advanced over the wire from the venous side and again snared in the descending aorta. An Amplatzer duct occluder (ADO size 8/6 was advanced through the sheath while still holding the sheath with a snare. The device was opened. The sheath was then unsnared once the aortic disc was completely out. The sheath and the device were pulled back into the duct and the device was successfully implanted. The device was then released and it attained a stable position. An aortic angiogram was performed which showed complete occlusion.

  16. Ipomoviruses: Squash vein yellowing virus, Cucumber vein yellowing virus, Cassava brown streak virus, and Ugandan cassava brown streak virus

    Ipomoviruses including Squash vein yellowing virus, Cucumber vein yellowing virus and Cassava brown streak virus are currently causing significant economic impact on crop production in several regions of the world. Only recently have results of detailed characterization of their whitefly transmissi...

  17. Recontextualização da simulação clínica em enfermagem baseada em Basil Bernstein: semiologia da prática pedagógica Recontextualización de la simulación de enfermería clínica basada en Basil Bernstein: la semiología de la práctica pedagógica Recontextualization of Nursing clinical simulation based on Basil Bernstein: semiology of pedagogical practice

    Mateus Casanova dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo é um estudo de caso investigativo de caráter participante e descritivo, a partir da vivência pedagógica no disparador de aprendizagem Simulação em Enfermagem, do segundo semestre do primeiro ciclo da graduação da Faculdade de Enfermagem (FEn da Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel, onde se desenvolve a simulação clínica de semiologia e semiotécnica em Enfermagem. O objetivo é estudar a recontextualização da prática pedagógica da Simulação com base em teorizações do sociólogo da educação Basil Bernstein, contribuindo para o processo de aperfeiçoamento do planejamento de ensino e, especialmente, da avaliação deste disparador de aprendizagem. A partir das reflexões deste estudo, observa-se a teorização de Bernstein como uma potente ferramenta semiológica das práticas pedagógicas, a qual contribui para o planejamento e análise do dispositivo pedagógico curricular.Este artículo es un caso de estudio de carácter descriptivo y de investigación participante, desde la experiencia educativa de aprendizaje en el gatillo Simulación en Enfermería, de la segunda mitad del primer ciclo de la Escuela Enfermería (FEN de la Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel donde se desarrolla la simulación de la semiología clínica y la semiótica en Enfermería. El objetivo es estudiar la recontextualización de la práctica pedagógica de teorías basadas en la simulación del sociólogo de la educación Basil Bernstein, contribuyendo al proceso de mejora de la educación, planificación y aprendizaje, especialmente la evaluación de gatillo. De las reflexiones de este estudio, existe la teoría de Bernstein como una poderosa herramienta de semiótica prácticas pedagógicas, lo que contribuye a la planificación y el análisis de dispositivos educativos curriculares.This article is a case study of investigative and descriptive participant character, from the educational experience of learning in the trigger Simulation in Nursing, the second half of the first cycle of Faculdade de Enfermagem (FEN, Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel where he develops simulation of clinical semiology and semiotics in Nursing. The goal is to study the recontextualization of pedagogic practice of simulation-based theories of the sociologist of education Basil Bernstein, contributing to the improvement process of planning education, and especially the evaluation of trigger learning. From reflections on this study, there is the theory of Bernstein as a powerful tool of semiotic pedagogical practices, which contributes to the planning and analysis of curricular educational device.

  18. Potential uptake of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes from growth substrate into leaves of salad plants and basil grown in soil irrigated with contaminated water.

    Chitarra, Walter; Decastelli, Lucia; Garibaldi, Angelo; Gullino, Maria Lodovica

    2014-10-17

    Outbreaks of foodborne illness, resulting from the consumption of fresh produce contaminated with human pathogens, are increasing. Potential uptake and persistence of human pathogens within edible parts of consumed fresh vegetables become an important issue in food safety. This study was conducted to assess the potential uptake and internalization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes from an autoclaved substrate into edible parts of basil and baby salad plants (lettuce, cultivated rocket, wild rocket and corn salad) from 20 to 60-80days after inoculation, when plants are ready to be harvested and commercialized. Plants were grown in mesocosms under different temperature conditions (24C and 30C) and the growing substrate was inoculated using contaminated irrigation water (7logCFU/mL). E. coli O157:H7 could be internalized in the leaves of the tested leafy vegetables through the roots and persist up to the harvesting time with negligible differences between 24C and 30C. Significant decreases in pathogen titers were observed over time in the growing substrate on which the plants grew, until the last sampling time. In contrast, L. monocytogenes internalized and persisted only in lettuce mesocosms at 24C. Neither pathogen was observed in basil leaves. Similarly, in basil growing substrates, enteric bacteria were undetectable at the end of the experiments, suggesting that basil plants may produce and release antimicrobial compounds active against both bacteria in root exudates. These results suggest that enteric bacteria are able to persist within baby salad leaves up to market representing a risk for consumer's health. PMID:25150671

  19. Aneurysmal dilatation of persistent vitelline vein with thrombus in a neonate

    Kang, Kun Woo; Sung, Deuk Jae; Park, Beom Jin; Kim, Min Ju; Cho, Sung Bum [Korea University College of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Anam Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-07-15

    The paired vitelline veins selectively involute and form a part of the portal vein during embryonic development. The presence of a persistent vitelline vein segment after birth is very rare and can be confused with anomalies of the portal and umbilical veins. We present sonographic, CT and MRI findings of aneurysmal dilatation of a persistent vitelline vein with thrombus in a neonate; this case was first misdiagnosed as an umbilical vein varix by prenatal US. MRI was used to identify the persistent vitelline vein segment and the remnant umbilical vein segment. (orig.)

  20. Antibodies to cardiolipin may increase the risk of failure of peripheral vein bypasses

    Nielsen, Tina G; Nordestgaard, B G; von Jessen, F; Andreasen, Jan Jesper; Wiik, A; Heegaard, N H; Schroeder, T V

    1997-01-01

    To assess the association between antibodies to cardiolipin and infrainguinal vein graft patency.......To assess the association between antibodies to cardiolipin and infrainguinal vein graft patency....

  1. Transposition of the basic safety standards. Potential impact on French laws and regulations

    Godet, J.L.; Perrin, M.M.; Saad, N.; Bardelay, C. [Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN), Paris (France)

    2013-07-01

    The new proposal for a Council Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation is about to be adopted. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive within 4 years after adoption of the final text. As far as France is concerned, these evolutions will mainly impact the labour code (for occupational issues) and the public health code for both legal and regulatory requirements. The most significant improvements of the current version of the project are the introduction of graded approach to regulatory control and the enhancement of requirements for protection against natural radiation sources (in particular exposure to radon and naturally occurring radioactive material). This project also aims at achieving a better harmonisation between Member States for topics such as the organization of radiation protection for workers, the justification of medical devices and non-medical imaging exposure situations. ASN has already identified major issues for the transposition of the Directive concerning both French laws and regulations. Main topics should concern the impact of ICRP terminology (planned exposure situation, existing exposure situation versus lasting exposure situation, reference level versus maximum activity level for exposure to radon..) and the extension of both justification and optimisation principles to new activities involving natural radiation sources, such as industries processing naturally occurring radioactive material. Furthermore, France will have to decide whether it will adjust some positions about the prohibition of nonmedical imaging exposures and the release of materials from regulatory control according to generic values. Indeed, the project mentions the possibility to introduce derogations to those major principles. Finally, and according to the graded approach, the project introduces a new step in the regulatory control (notification): France will have to work on a possible adaptation of its national legislation. In addition to those main changes, French laws will also probably need to be adjusted in order to comply with the introduction of the national action plan for the exposure to radon, the concept of longterm human health protection, the new recognition system for medical physics experts and the requirements about preparedness and response to emergency exposure situations. (orig.)

  2. Clinical features and surgical outcomes of complete transposition of the great arteries

    Suk Jin Hong

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available &lt;B&gt;Purpose:&lt;/B&gt; This single-center study aimed to assess the clinical features and surgical approaches and outcomes of complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA. &lt;B&gt;Methods:&lt;/B&gt; TGA patients who had undergone surgical correction at the Kyungpook National University Hospital from January 2000 to December 2010, were retrospectively evaluated for patient characteristics, clinical manifestation, preoperative management, intraoperative findings, postoperative progress, and follow-up status. &lt;B&gt;Results:&lt;/B&gt; Twenty-eight patients (17 boys and 11 girls, mean age= 10.6±21.5 days were included and were categorized as follows: group I, TGA with intact ventricular septum (n=13; group II, TGA with ventricular septal defect (VSD, n=12; and group III, TGA/VSD with pulmonary stenosis (n=3. Group I underwent the most intensive preoperative management (balloon atrial septostomy and prostaglandin E1 medication. Group II showed the highest incidence of heart failure (P&lt;0.05. Usual and unusual coronary anatomy patterns were observed in 20 (71% and 8 patients, respectively. Arterial and half-turned truncal switch operations were performed in 25 and 3 patients (Group III, respectively. Postoperative complications included cardiac arrhythmias (8 patients, central nervous system complications (3 patients, acute renal failure (1 patient, infections (3 patients, and cardiac tamponade (1 patient, and no statistically significant difference was observed between the groups. Group II showed the mildest aortic regurgitation on follow-up echocardiograms (P&lt;0.05. One patient underwent reoperation, and 1 died. The overall mortality rate was 4%. &lt;B&gt;Conclusion:&lt;/B&gt; Our study showed favorable results in all the groups and no significant difference in postoperative complication, reoperation, and mortality among the groups. However, our results were inadequate to evaluate the risk factors for reoperation and mortality owing to the small number of patients and short follow-up duration.

  3. Transposition of the basic safety standards. Potential impact on French laws and regulations

    The new proposal for a Council Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation is about to be adopted. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive within 4 years after adoption of the final text. As far as France is concerned, these evolutions will mainly impact the labour code (for occupational issues) and the public health code for both legal and regulatory requirements. The most significant improvements of the current version of the project are the introduction of graded approach to regulatory control and the enhancement of requirements for protection against natural radiation sources (in particular exposure to radon and naturally occurring radioactive material). This project also aims at achieving a better harmonisation between Member States for topics such as the organization of radiation protection for workers, the justification of medical devices and non-medical imaging exposure situations. ASN has already identified major issues for the transposition of the Directive concerning both French laws and regulations. Main topics should concern the impact of ICRP terminology (planned exposure situation, existing exposure situation versus lasting exposure situation, reference level versus maximum activity level for exposure to radon..) and the extension of both justification and optimisation principles to new activities involving natural radiation sources, such as industries processing naturally occurring radioactive material. Furthermore, France will have to decide whether it will adjust some positions about the prohibition of nonmedical imaging exposures and the release of materials from regulatory control according to generic values. Indeed, the project mentions the possibility to introduce derogations to those major principles. Finally, and according to the graded approach, the project introduces a new step in the regulatory control (notification): France will have to work on a possible adaptation of its national legislation. In addition to those main changes, French laws will also probably need to be adjusted in order to comply with the introduction of the national action plan for the exposure to radon, the concept of longterm human health protection, the new recognition system for medical physics experts and the requirements about preparedness and response to emergency exposure situations. (orig.)

  4. Non-contact finger vein acquisition system using NIR laser

    Kim, Jiman; Kong, Hyoun-Joong; Park, Sangyun; Noh, SeungWoo; Lee, Seung-Rae; Kim, Taejeong; Kim, Hee Chan

    2009-02-01

    Authentication using finger vein pattern has substantial advantage than other biometrics. Because human vein patterns are hidden inside the skin and tissue, it is hard to forge vein structure. But conventional system using NIR LED array has two drawbacks. First, direct contact with LED array raise sanitary problem. Second, because of discreteness of LEDs, non-uniform illumination exists. We propose non-contact finger vein acquisition system using NIR laser and Laser line generator lens. Laser line generator lens makes evenly distributed line laser from focused laser light. Line laser is aimed on the finger longitudinally. NIR camera was used for image acquisition. 200 index finger vein images from 20 candidates are collected. Same finger vein pattern extraction algorithm was used to evaluate two sets of images. Acquired images from proposed non-contact system do not show any non-uniform illumination in contrary with conventional system. Also results of matching are comparable to conventional system. We developed Non-contact finger vein acquisition system. It can prevent potential cross contamination of skin diseases. Also the system can produce uniformly illuminated images unlike conventional system. With the benefit of non-contact, proposed system shows almost equivalent performance compared with conventional system.

  5. Leaf Vein Extraction Based on Gray-scale Morphology

    Xiaodong Zheng

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Leaf features play an important role in plant species identification and plant taxonomy. The type of the leaf vein is an important morphological feature of the leaf in botany. Leaf vein should be extracted from the leaf in the image before discriminating its type. In this paper a new method of leaf vein extraction has been proposed based on gray-scale morphology. Firstly, the color image of the plant leaf is transformed to the gray image according to the hue and intensity information. Secondly, the gray-scale morphology processing is applied to the image to eliminate the color overlap in the whole leaf vein and the whole background. Thirdly, the linear intensity adjustment is adopted to enlarge the gray value difference between the leaf vein and its background. Fourthly, calculate a threshold with OSTU method to segment the leaf vein from its background. Finally, the leaf vein can be got after some processing on details. Experiments have been conducted with several images. The results show the effectiveness of the method. The idea of the method is also applicable to other linear objects extraction.

  6. Applied anatomic study of testicular veins in adult cadavers and in human fetuses

    Luciano A. Favorito

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: Analyze the anatomic variations of the testicular veins in human cadavers and fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred male adult cadavers and 24 fetuses were studied. Four anatomic aspects were considered: 1 Number of testicular veins, 2 The local of vein termination, 3 Type and number of collaterals present and 4 Testicular vein termination angle. RESULTS: Cadavers - Right side - One testicular vein occurred in 85% and 2 veins in 5% of the cases. There were communicating veins with the colon in 21% of the cases. Left side - One testicular vein occurred in 82%, two veins in 15%, three veins in 2% and four veins in 1% of the cases. There were communicating veins with the colon in 31% of the cases. Fetuses - Right side -One testicular vein occurred in all cases. This vein drained to the vena cava in 83.3% of the cases, to the junction of the vena cava with the renal vein in 12.5% and to the renal vein in 4.2%. There were communicating veins with the colon in 25% of the cases. Left side - One testicular vein occurred in 66.6% of the cases, and 2 veins in occurred 33.3%. Communicating veins with the colon were found in 41.6% of the cases. CONCLUSION: The testicular vein presents numeric variations and also variations in its local of termination. In approximately 30% of the cases, there are collaterals that communicate the testicular vein with retroperitoneal veins. These anatomic findings can help understanding the origin of varicocele and its recurrence after surgical interventions.

  7. Latero-distal transposition of the tibial crest in cases of medial patellar luxation with patella alta.

    Segal, U; Or, M; Shani, J

    2012-01-01

    Medial patellar luxation is defined as medial displacement of the patella from the trochlear groove. In dogs, medial luxations account for 75% of all patellar luxation cases, and are frequently associated with patella alta. Common surgical treatments for medial luxation are trochleoplasty and lateral transposition of the crest to drive the patella into the correct anatomical alignment. Postoperative complications for this procedure are estimated to be between 18-29% of cases, with up to 48% of complications involving reluxation. It was previously hypothesized that in cases of medial luxation involving patella alta, the addition of a distal component to the lateral tibial crest transposition will result in repositioning of the patella into its proper position in the trochlear groove, thus reducing the recurrence of luxation. We performed this modified procedure on 14 dogs (17 limbs) that were suffering from medial luxation combined with patella alta, and our results led to favourable clinical outcomes. This modified surgical procedure places the patella into a more normal proximo-distal anatomical position, is simple to perform, and may become common practice for surgical treatment of medial patellar luxation with an alta component. PMID:22535480

  8. Retrospective risk factor assessment for complication following tibial tuberosity transposition in 137 canine stifles with medial patellar luxation.

    Stanke, Natasha J; Stephenson, Nicole; Hayashi, Kei

    2014-04-01

    This study identified risk factors for complication following tibial tuberosity transposition by retrospective examination of cases that used various surgical techniques. Records and radiographs of 113 dogs with 137 stifles undergoing tibial tuberosity transposition for medial patellar luxation were reviewed. Patient-specific factors, surgical factors, and complication information were recorded. Owners were contacted as necessary to attain a minimum of 30 days follow-up. Of 137 stifles, 59 (43%) had complications, with 24 (18%) identified as major complications. Factors significantly associated with reduced risk of complication included increased age [odds ratio (OR) 0.8] and concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture (OR 0.3). Factors significantly associated with increased risk of complication included large breed compared to toy breed (OR 5.5), increased weight (OR 1.3), and use of a screw for tibial tuberosity fixation (OR infinity). While significant, these associations do not imply causality and prospective study is necessary to determine the ideal fixation method for individual patients. PMID:24688134

  9. MuA-mediated in vitro cloning of circular DNA: transpositional autointegration and the effect of MuB.

    Pulkkinen, Elsi; Haapa-Paananen, Saija; Savilahti, Harri

    2016-06-01

    Transposons provide useful tools for genetics and genomics studies, as they can be modified easily for a variety of purposes. In this study, a strategy to clone circular DNA was developed on the basis of an efficient Mu in vitro transposition reaction catalyzed by MuA transposase. The transposon used contains a selectable marker as well as an origin of replication, and in vitro integration of the transposon into circular DNA generates a plasmid that can replicate in E. coli. We show that the substrate stoichiometry plays an important role in the profile of intermolecular versus intramolecular transposition reaction products. Increasing the relative amount of target DNA reduced the frequency of intramolecular products that are non-productive with regard to the developed cloning application. Such autointegration was also reduced in the reactions containing phage Mu-encoded MuB, indicating that this protein can be used for cloning in combination with MuA, and it is particularly useful with a limited amount of target DNA. The developed strategy can now be utilized to clone DNA circles regardless of their origin as long as their size is not prohibitive for transformation. PMID:26847688

  10. Infraorbital nerve transpositioning into orbital floor: a modified technique to minimize nerve injury following zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures

    Kotrashetti, Sharadindu Mahadevappa; Kale, Tejraj Pundalik; Bhandage, Supriya

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Transpositioning of the inferior alveolar nerve to prevent injury in lower jaw has been advocated for orthognathic, pre-prosthetic and for implant placement procedures. However, the concept of infra-orbital nerve repositioning in cases of mid-face fractures remains unexplored. The infraorbital nerve may be involved in trauma to the zygomatic complex which often results in sensory disturbance of the area innervated by it. Ten patients with infraorbital nerve entrapment were treated in similar way at our maxillofacial surgery centre. Materials and Methods In this article we are reporting three cases of zygomatico-maxillary complex fracture in which intra-operative repositioning of infra-orbital nerve into the orbital floor was done. This was done to release the nerve from fractured segments and to reduce the postoperative neural complications, to gain better access to fracture site and ease in plate fixation. This procedure also decompresses the nerve which releases it off the soft tissue entrapment caused due to trauma and the organized clot at the fractured site. Results There was no evidence of sensory disturbance during their three month follow-up in any of the patient. Conclusion Infraorbital nerve transposition is very effective in preventing paresthesia in patients which fracture line involving the infraorbital nerve. PMID:25922818

  11. Optimization of the representativeness and transposition approach, for the neutronic design of experimental programs in critical mock-up

    The work performed during this thesis focused on uncertainty propagation (nuclear data, technological uncertainties, calculation biases,...) on integral parameters, and the development of a novel approach enabling to reduce this uncertainty a priori directly from the design phase of a new experimental program. This approach is based on a multi-parameter multi-criteria extension of representativeness and transposition theories. The first part of this PhD work covers an optimization study of sensitivity and uncertainty calculation schemes to different modeling scales (cell, assembly and whole core) for LWRs and FBRs. A degraded scheme, based on standard and generalized perturbation theories, has been validated for the calculation of uncertainty propagation to various integral quantities of interest. It demonstrated the good a posteriori representativeness of the EPICURE experiment for the validation of mixed UOX-MOX loadings, as the importance of some nuclear data in the power tilt phenomenon in large LWR cores. The second part of this work was devoted to methods and tools development for the optimized design of experimental programs in ZPRs. Those methods are based on multi-parameters representativeness using simultaneously various quantities of interest. Finally, an original study has been conducted on the rigorous estimation of correlations between experimental programs in the transposition process. The coupling of experimental correlations and multi-parametric representativeness approach enables to efficiently design new programs, able to answer additional qualification requirements on calculation tools. (author)

  12. Transposition of Alchornea castaneifolia (Willd. A. Juss. Seedlings from natural regeneration as a strategy for saplings production in nursery

    Sheilly Raquelly Prado de Paula

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Alchornea castaneifolia (Willd. A. Juss. (Urana is a native species with potential for restoration of riparian vegetation and urban forestry. Given the difficulty of its propagation and the lack of knowledge about their behavior in nursery, this study aimed to evaluate the transposition of Alchornea castaneifolia from natural regeneration as a strategy for saplings production in nursery. The collecting took place in Porto Acre – AC, and selected 120 seedlings, which were divided into three height classes (15 cm and cultivated in four substrates (soil, sand, wasting açaí+soil, Plantmax in a completely randomized design in a 3x4 factorial design. We investigated the survival of seedlings and the growth in sand substrate to the characteristics height (H and collar diameter (DC, the relationship H/DC, dry mass of shoots, roots and total between the three height classes of the seedlings. The highest percentage of Alchornea castaneifolia seedlings survival was observed in the sand substrate (67%, followed by the wasting açaí+soil substrate (43%. Seedlings that showed greater growth in height, collar diameter and dry mass production were contained in the class above 15 cm in sand substrate. However, the 10-15 cm class of height presented 100% survival of seedlings in sand substrate and also provided high growth. It is therefore recommended the transposition of seedling in the 10-15 cm class using sand substrate for the propagation of Alchornea castaneifolia in nursery.

  13. Femoral venous reflux abolished by greater saphenous vein stripping.

    Walsh, J C; Bergan, J J; Beeman, S; Comer, T P

    1994-11-01

    Preoperative venous duplex scanning has revealed unexpected deep venous incompetence in patients with apparently only varicose veins. Acting on the hypothesis that the deep vein reflux was secondary to deep vein dilation caused by reflux volume, the following was done. Between July 1990 and April 1993, 29 limbs in 21 patients (16 females) were examined by color-flow duplex imaging to determine valve closure by the method of van Bemmelen. Instrumentation included high-resolution ATL-9 venous interrogation using a pneumatic cuff deflation stimulus of reflux in the standing, nonweight-bearing limb. All limbs showed greater saphenous vein reflux. Twenty-nine showed superficial femoral vein reflux and of these three showed popliteal vein reflux. Duplex testing was performed by a certified vascular technologist whose interpretation was blinded as to the results of clinical examination and grading of the severity of venous insufficiency. Surgery was performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia using groin-to-knee removal of the greater saphenous vein by the vein inversion technique of Van Der Strict. Stab avulsion of varicose tributary veins was accomplished during the same period of anesthesia. In 27 of 29 limbs with preoperative femoral reflux, that reflux was abolished by greater saphenous stripping. In patients with popliteal reflux both femoral and popliteal reflux was abolished. Improvement of deep venous hemodynamics by ablation of superficial reflux supports the reflux circuit theory of venous overload. Furthermore, preoperative evaluation of venous hemodynamics by duplex scanning appears to provide useful pre- and postoperative information regarding venous insufficiency in individual patients. PMID:7865395

  14. Unusual Presentation of Renal Vein Thrombosis in a Preterm Infant

    Chang-Yo Yang

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Neonatal renal vein thrombosis is the most common vascular condition in the newborn kidney, which could lead to serious complication in infants undergoing intensive care. In this study, we report the case of a preterm infant with left renal vein and inferior vena cava thrombosis, presented with gross hematuria, thrombocytopenia, transient hypertension, and adrenal hemorrhage. Supportive care was offered instead of heparin therapy or thrombolytic agents. In conclusion, our case teaches that, despite the lack of a clinically obvious shock event, renal vein thrombosis should be considered in a macrohematuric newborn without renal failure.

  15. Consensus for the Treatment of Varicose Vein with Radiofrequency Ablation

    JOH, JIN HYUN; Kim, Woo-Shik; Jung, In Mok; Park, Ki-Hyuk; Lee, Taeseung; Kang, Jin Mo; . .

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to introduce the schematic protocol of radiofrequency (RF) ablation for the treatment of varicose veins. Indication: anatomic or pathophysiologic indication includes venous diameter within 2–20 mm, reflux time ≥0.5 seconds and distance from the skin ≥5 mm or subfascial location. Access: it is recommended to access at or above the knee joint for great saphenous vein and above the mid-calf for small saphenous vein. Catheter placement: the catheter tip should be pl...

  16. Leaf Vein Extraction Based on Gray-scale Morphology

    Xiaodong Zheng; Xiaojie Wang

    2010-01-01

    Leaf features play an important role in plant species identification and plant taxonomy. The type of the leaf vein is an important morphological feature of the leaf in botany. Leaf vein should be extracted from the leaf in the image before discriminating its type. In this paper a new method of leaf vein extraction has been proposed based on gray-scale morphology. Firstly, the color image of the plant leaf is transformed to the gray image according to the hue and intensity information. Secondl...

  17. A phyllosilicate-sulfide vein in Kaidun. [Abstract only

    Ivanov, A. V.; Zolensky, M. E.; Brandstatter, F.; Kurat, G.; Kononkova, N. N.

    1994-01-01

    A fragment of a carbonaceous chondrite (#53.12, maximal dimension about 2 mm) containing a phyllosilicate-sulfide vein was found during an inspection of small pieces of the Kaidun meteorite. Phyllosilicate veins are apparently rare in carbonaceous chondrites and have so far only been reported from the Y82162 CI chondrite. In hand sample the vein was visible on two perpendicular faces. The polished section prepared from one side displays a complex structure. A single vein, 150 microns in width, bifurcates, and each branch narrows toward a large rounded object (RO). The section contains abundant ROs, most of them less than or equal to 100 microns in diameter. The vein has sharp contacts to the surrounding matrix, whereas the RO contacts are diffuse. The phyllosilicate in the main vein has a massive texture along the contact, which becomes platy toward the vein center where the crystals protrude into an open space. The texture of the largest RO resembles that of a barred olivine (BO) chondrule. Some of the smaller ROs also texturally resemble chondrules. The BO chondrule contains rounded sulfide-silicate objects and small metal grains covered by oxides. Phyllosilicates of the main vein consist mainly of serpentine. The phyllosilicate near the contact with the matrix has low contents of minor elements and a high Mg/Fe ratio. The composition changes in a regular manner toward the center: Al, Na, Ca, Ni, and S increase, indicating increasing amounts of sulfates admixed. The phyllosilicate vein could only have formed after a substantial rock was formed. Mechanical stress probably opened a crack that was subsequently filled by phyllosilicate, pyrrhotite, and finally by a (Fe,Mg)-sulfate. The source of the matter mobilized to form the vein could have been within the rock itself or outside. No compositional or mineralogical zoning is apparent at the vein-rock contacts. The nature of the transporting agent (liquid H2O or vapor) must also remain an enigma. M. Zolensky has recently observed similar phyllosilicate-filled veins in dark, wet clasts in the Al Rais CR chondrite.

  18. Arm vein reconstruction for limb salvage: long-term outcome.

    Tisi, P. V.; Crow, A. J.; Shearman, C. P.

    1996-01-01

    A series of 42 consecutive patients undergoing infrainguinal vascular reconstruction for limb salvage using vein harvested from the arm were followed prospectively to determine the long-term graft patency and stenosis rates. Vein harvested from the arm ('arm vein') was used for secondary or tertiary reconstruction in 22 patients (52.4%). The outflow was to a single calf vessel in 37 grafts (88.1%). The cumulative primary, primary assisted and secondary graft patency rates were 35.6%, 49.6% an...

  19. Roentgenosemiotics of the syndrome of the right ovarian vein

    X-ray signs of the syndrome of the right ovarian vein were based on the examination of 26 women. Excretory urograms revealed ureteral filling defect (linear, oblique and with even parallel edges) at the level of L2-L4 and the terminal line above which ureteral dilation was seen. The largest amount of information in the syndrome of the right ovarian vein could be obtained during venovariography from the right side in combination with excretory urography. An acute angle of enetering of the right ovarian vein in the inferior vena cava mae selective venovariography from the right side

  20. Humatos de vermicompost como mitigador de la salinidad en albahaca (Ocimum basilicum L.) / Humates of vermicompost as mitigator of salinity in basil (Ocimum basilicum L.)

    Juan Jos, Reyes-Prez; Bernardo, Murillo-Amador; Alejandra, Nieto- Garibay; Enrique, Troyo-Diguez; Ins Mara, Reynaldo-Escobar; Edgar Omar, Rueda- Puente; Fernando, Guridi-Izquierdo.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Los bioestimulantes del crecimiento son sustancias que actan como activadores fisiolgicos, absorcin de nutrientes y mitigan el estrs salino. El objetivo fue evaluar humatos de vermicompost como atenuantes del efecto de la salinidad en la emergencia y crecimiento de albahaca (Ocimum basilicum L.) [...] . El diseo experimental fue completamente al azar con arreglo factorial, cuyos factores fueron variedades de albahaca (Napoletano y Sweet Genovese), concentraciones de NaCl (0, 50 y 100 mM) y humatos de vermicompost (0 y 1/60 v/v) con seis repeticiones. Se realizaron anlisis de varianza y comparaciones independientes de medias (p = 0,05). El experimento se realiz en 2013 en La Paz, Mxico. Se midi el porcentaje y tasa de emergencia, longitud de radcula, altura de plntula, biomasa fresca y seca de radcula y de parte area. Se encontraron diferencias significativas para todas las variables (p = 0 ,05), mostrando respuesta diferencial entre variedades para tasa, porcentaje de emergencia y variables morfomtricas, destacando la variedad Napoletano con aplicacin del bioestimulante como el tratamiento con mejores resultados. El uso de humatos estimul todas las variables en condiciones de salinidad, permitiendo que la variedad tolerante mejore su emergencia y crecimiento y la variedad sensible incremente su tolerancia al estrs salino. Abstract in english Bioestimulants of the growth are substances that act as activators of the physiology, absorption of nutrients and to mitigate the stress of salinity. The objective was to evaluate humates of vermicompost as attenuating of the salinity in the emergence and growth of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). The e [...] xperimental design was completely randomized with factorial arrangement whose factors were basil varieties (Napoletano and Sweet Genovese), concentrations of NaCl (0.50 and 100 mM) and humates of vermicompost (0 and 1/60 v/v) with six replications. Variance analysis and independent comparisons of means (p = 0.05) were done. The experiment was carried out in 2013 in La Paz, Mexico. The percentage and emergency rate, radicle length, seedling height, fresh and dry biomass of radicle and aerial part were measured. Significant differences were found for all variables (p = 0.05), showing differential response among varieties for emergence rate, emergence percentage and morphometric variables, highlighting the variety Napoletano with biostimulant application as treatment with better results. The humates stimulated all variables under saline conditions, allowing that the tolerant variety improves its emergence and growth and the sensitive variety increases its tolerance to the saline stress.