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  1. High grade primary adrenal intravascular large B-cell lymphoma manifesting as Addison disease Linfoma intravascular de alto grado de células B grandes y origen suprarrenal que se manifiesta en forma de enfermedad de Addison

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    J. Venizelos

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available We report a rare case of a 68 aged male who presented with adrenal failure and was diagnosed of high grade large B-cell lymphoma primarily arising in the adrenal glands. The patient was administrated with additional chemotherapy but he passed away 7 months later due to infection in the lungs. Intravascular lymphoma should be suspected in patients with bilateral adrenal masses who present with rapidly progressive adrenal insufficiency.Publicamos el caso poco frecuente de un varón de 68 años de edad que debutó con insuficiencia adrenal y fue diagnosticado de linfoma de alto grado de células B grandes ubicado principalmente en las glándulas suprarrenales. Al paciente le administraron quimioterapia adicional, pero falleció 7 meses después de infección pulmonar. El linfoma intravascular debe sospecharse en los pacientes con masas suprarrenales bilaterales que presenten insuficiencia adrenal rápidamente progresiva.

  2. Primary lymphoma of the liver treated by extended hepatectomy and chemotherapy: a case report Linfoma primário do fígado tratado por hepatectomia ampliada e quimioterapia: relato de caso

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    Eleazar Chaib

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Primary lymphoma of the liver is an extremely rare entity. A case of anaplastic large B-cell (both CD-20 and lambda positive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that was confined to the liver in a 33-year-old man is reported. The patient was treated with an extended right hepatectomy and combination chemotherapy: cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisone. The patient was disease free 24 months after the procedure.O linfoma primário do fígado é uma entidade extremamente rara. Os autores relatam um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B grandes anaplásicas (positivo para CD-20 e Lambda em um paciente do sexo masculino de 33 anos. O tumor estava localizado no lobo hepático direito e foi tratado por hepatectomia direita ampliada e quimioterapia pós-operatória com ciclofosfamida, adriamicina, vincristina e prednisone. Vinte quatro meses de seguimento o paciente encontra-se sem recidiva tumoral.

  3. Advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma: results in 216 patients treated with ABVD in Brazil Linfoma de Hodgkin em estádio avançado: resultados do tratamento em 216 pacientes tratados com ABVD no Brasil

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    Luciana Britto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The outcome of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL has markedly improved over the last few decades, placing HL among the human cancers with highest cure rates. However, data about treatment outcomes in developing countries are scarce. From 1996 to 2005, 370 consecutive patients with HL treated in three public institutions in Rio de Janeiro were identified. A total of 216 patients who presented with advanced stage (IIB-IV HL were selected for the present analysis. Patients with advanced disease were treated with ABVD, complemented or not by radiation therapy. The median follow-up time of survivors was 6.3 years (1-11.8. Fifteen patients died during first-line treatment. The complete remission rate was 80%. The 5-year progression-free survival (PFS and the 5-year overall survival (OS probabilities were 69% and 83%, respectively. The 5-year PFS in low-risk and high-risk patients were 81% and 62% (p=0.003, respectively. The 5-year OS in low-risk and high-risk International Prognostic Score patients were 89% and 78% (p=0.02, respectively. The present study provides a representative estimate of current treatment results for advanced HL in public institutions in an urban area in Brazil. It is clear that full treatment can be given to most patients, although those with very low socio-economic status might require special attention and support. Since Brazil is a large country, with substantial interregional heterogeneity, a nationwide registry of HL patients is currently being implemented.Os resultados do tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin (LH melhoraram substancialmente ao longo das últimas décadas e tornaram o LH uma das neoplasias humanas com maior chance de cura. Entretanto, os dados sobre tratamento em países em desenvolvimento são escassos. Entre 1996 e 2005, 370 pacientes consecutivos com LH tratados em três instituições públicas no Rio de Janeiro foram identificados. Destes, 216 em estádio avançado (IIB-IV foram selecionados para esta análise. Os

  4. Intravascular Ultrasound

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    ... Nuclear Ventriculography Optical Coherence Tomography Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Stress Echocardiography Transesophageal Echocardiography Intravascular Ultrasound | Share Intravascular ultrasound ( ...

  5. Linfoma óseo primario

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    Onilda Labrada Silva

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es definido histológicamente como un linfoma extra ganglionar, afecta los huesos y puede ser desarrollado por una enfermedad sistémica. Se presentó un caso de linfoma óseo primario en el Hospital General Docente “Ernesto Guevara de la Serna” de las Tunas en el año 2013, descrito como una forma muy rara de manifestación de los linfomas. Paciente masculino de 72 años de edad, con dolor a nivel del calcáneo derecho, inflamación e impotencia funcional. Se realizaron estudios imaginológicos que revelaron la existencia de osteoporosis y un tumor óseo primario de tipo linfomatoso

  6. Linfoma malt primario de la lengua

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    Goreti, Gaia; Ascani, Giuliano; Filosa, Alessandra; Rubini, C.; Olay, Sonsoles

    2004-01-01

    Los linfomas derivados de los tejidos linfoides asociados a las mucosas (MALT) primarios de la lengua son infrecuentes. Se documenta el caso de una paciente de 80 años de edad, con un tumor en el dorso de la lengua filiado histológicamente como linfoma extranodal de células B. Se sugiere como posible origen del linfoma un proceso reactivo de origen desconocido, al presentar las glándulas salivales menores adyacentes al tumor un cuadro compatible con una sialadenitis mioep...

  7. Intravascular ultrasound

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    IVUS; Ultrasound - coronary artery; Endovascular ultrasound; Intravascular echocardiography ... A tiny ultrasound wand is attached to the top of a thin tube. This tube is called a catheter. The catheter ...

  8. Amiloidosis sistémica y linfoma no Hodgkin

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    Daniel V. Drake Sosa

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La amiloidosis sistémica se caracteriza por el depósito extracelular de proteína amiloide en uno o más órganos. Se presenta el caso de un hombre de 62 años de edad, con antecedentes de lesiones papulosas, amarillentas y brillantes, fundamentalmente en el tronco y las extremidades; con formación de placas profundas y dolorosas de más de un año de evolución, así como lesiones papulosas purpúricas en el abdomen y muslos. El paciente también refirió dolores abdominales y articulares. Los exámenes complementarios demostraron anemia, una eritrosedimentación acelerada, eosinofilia y trastornos de la función hepática. El ultrasonido abdominal informó hepatomegalia, mientras que el medulograma reveló una médula ósea infiltrada por linfocitos pequeños, con depresión del sistema eritropoyético y ligero aumento de mielocitos eosinófilos del sistema granulopoyético, sugestivos de un Linfoma No Hodgking. La biopsia cutánea demostró el depósito de sustancia amiloide en la dermis superior y en las paredes vasculares. El paciente fue tratado con prednisona y ciclofosfamida, obteniéndose una mejoría de su cuadro clínico

  9. É possível diferenciar derrames pleurais linfocíticos secundários a tuberculose ou linfoma através de variáveis clínicas e laboratoriais? Differentiating between tuberculosis-related and lymphoma-related lymphocytic pleural effusions by measuring clinical and laboratory variables: Is it possible?

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    Leila Antonangelo; Francisco Suso Vargas; Eduardo Henrique Genofre; Caroline Maris Neves de Oliveira; Lisete Ribeiro Teixeira; Roberta Karla Barbosa de Sales

    2012-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Descrever características clínicas e laboratoriais em pacientes com derrames pleurais linfocíticos secundários a tuberculose ou linfoma, a fim de identificar as variáveis que possam contribuir no diagnóstico diferencial dessas doenças. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo com 159 pacientes adultos HIV negativos com derrame pleural linfocítico secundário a tuberculose ou linfoma (130 e 29 pacientes, respectivamente) tratados no Ambulatório da Pleura, Instituto do Coração, Hospital das Clíni...

  10. Linfoma do sistema nervoso central: ensaio iconográfico

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    Fabiano Reis

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Ilustramos este ensaio iconográfico de linfoma do sistema nervoso central com imagens de ressonância magnética obtidas em nosso serviço nos últimos 13 anos e discutimos algumas das principais características radiológicas deste tipo de linfoma, primário e secundário. O linfoma sistema nervoso central é um tumor relativamente infrequente, mas alguns achados na ressonância magnética podem sugerir este diagnóstico.

  11. Primary Non-Hodgkins lymphoma of the parotid gland Linfomas malignos primários nas glandulas salivares

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    Francesco Dispenza

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Primary malignant lymphomas in the salivary glands are relatively rare. Clinical presentation is not characteristic and the disease is often overlooked resulting in diagnosis and treatment delays. AIM: To stress the importance of the diagnostic process and combined management, we present a series of eight patients with malignant lymphoma of the parotid who were diagnosed only after surgery and managed with radiation and chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective series of patients with primary malignant lymphoma of the parotid gland managed with radiotherapy and diagnostic surgical partial resection. RESULTS: After treatment completion we achieved a loco-regional control rate of 87.5%. Toxicity was charted according to the Common Toxicity Criteria and it was seen in six patients (75%. Six patients are still alive without evidence of recurrent disease in their last follow-up. CONCLUSION: Our study confirms that primary early stage Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of the parotid gland is a disease with an excellent prognosis and a good local control rate, with minimal morbidity.Linfomas primários das glândulas salivares são relativamente raros. Sua apresentação clínica não écaracterística e, frequentemente, a doença passa despercebida, resultando em atrasos no diagnóstico e tratamento. OBJETIVO: Enfatizar a importância do diagnóstico e tratamento combinado. Apresentamos uma casuística de oito pacientes com linfoma maligno da parótida, que foram diagnosticados somente após a cirurgia e tratados com radio e quimioterapia. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de pacientes com linfoma maligno primário da glândula parótida, tratados com radioterapia e ressecção cirúrgica parcial diagnóstica. RESULTADOS: Após a conclusão do tratamento, atingimos uma taxa de controle loco-regional de 87,5%. A toxicidade foi classificada de acordo com os Critérios Comuns de Toxicidade e afetou seis pacientes (75%. Seis pacientes ainda estão vivos, sem evidência de

  12. Linfoma hepático primario: Evolución favorable con quimioterapia combinada con rituximab Primary hepatic lymphoma: favorable outcome with chemotherapy plus rituximab

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    I. Serrano-Navarro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Comunicamos el caso de una paciente con un linfoma hepático primario tratado con éxito con quimioterapia combinada con rituximab. Utilizando los "encabezamientos estándar para búsquedas bibliográficas informatizadas" (Medical Subject Heading revisamos los casos publicados hasta la fecha de esta infrecuente entidad.This article describes the case of a patient with a non-Hodgkin primary hepatic lymphoma who was successfully treated with chemotherapy combined with rituximab. Using the Medical Subject Headings the published reports of this rare entity were reviewed.

  13. Intravascular malignant lymphomatosis

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    Martin-Duverneuil, N.; Lafitte, F.; Chiras, J. [Service de Neuroradiologie Charcot, Batiment Babinski, Hopital de la Salpetriere, 75013 Paris (France); Mokhtari, K. [Service de Neuropathologie, Hopital de la Salpetriere, 75013 Paris (France); Behin, A.; Hoang-Xuan, K. [Departement de Neurologie, Hopital de la Salpetriere, 75013 Paris (France)

    2002-09-01

    Intravascular malignant lymphomatosis is a rare and probably often overlooked disease characterised by massive intravascular proliferation of lymphoid cells, usually with a poor prognosis. CT and MRI appearances are nonspecific; the most suggestive finding being both asymmetrical, bilateral, contrast enhancing high-signal areas on T2 weighting and infarct-like lesions of the cortex and basal ganglia. We report two patients with previously unreported dural and spinal cord involvement. (orig.)

  14. Linfoma de Burkitt en un portador de granulomatosis de Wegener

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    Kryssia Rodríguez-Castro

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de un paciente costarricense portador de granulomatosis de Wegener, en tratamiento con ciclofosfamida y prednisona, quien desarrolla un linfoma de Burkitt que lo lleva a la muerte. Se menciona la posible relación entre estas dos patologías.

  15. LINFOMA T DE TIPO ANGIOINMUNOBLASTICO: ESTUDIO CLÍNICO-PATOLÓGICO DEL GRUPO DE ESTUDIO DE LINFOMAS DE JUJUY (GELJ

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    Ana Carolina Ituarte

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACTJujuy have a high incidence of lymphomas and among these a high number of T-cell lymphomas is observed. However the Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma once a best characterized T-cell lymphomas, was not studied in Jujuy in both, incidence and clinicopathologic features. These lymphoma present a characteristic clinical findings and a distinctive histopathological picture with T-cell immunophenotype that permit a clear differentiation from other peripheral T-cell lymphomas.Angioimmunoblastic Peripheral T-cell lymphoma represent the 9,1% of our cases of lymphomas, registered between 1985 and July 2004, when we consider nodal and extranodal cases, but represent 18% among the nodal lymphomas. All the cases studied presenting the distinctive histopathologic picture, with effacement of the lymph node architecture, absence of germinal centers, polymorphic cytology, marked increase of arborizing vessel PAS-positive and accumulations of Follicular Dendritic Reticular Cells, CD21+. Clinically we observed generalized lymphadenopaty, skin lesions, pulmonary manifestations, systemic symptoms and aggressive behavior.RESUMEN:Jujuy es una zona de alta incidencia de linfomas y entre ellos se registra un elevado número de linfomas de células T. Pese a esto el linfoma T tipo linfadenopatía Angioinmunoblastica, uno de los mejor caracterizados linfomas de células T, no ha sido estudiado, tanto en su incidencia, como en sus caracteres clínico-patológicos. Estos linfomas presentan un cuadro clínico característico y un distintivo cuadro histopatológico e inmunofenotípico, que permiten su diferenciación de otros tipos de linfomas T.Este linfoma representa el 9,1% de los casos registrados en nuestro hospital entre 1985 y julio de 2004, cuando se consideran casos ganglionares y extraganglionres y el 18% de los casos ganglionares. Presentan el característico cuadro histopatológico con borramiento de la histoarquitectura ganglionar linfática, citolog

  16. Intravascular "mulberry-like" bodies

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    Sørensen, Flemming Brandt; Klebe, J G; Henriques, U V

    1988-01-01

    Intravascular "mulberry-like" bodies in a stillborn female infant with moderate maceration are reported. The histogenesis of these structures is discussed based on light-microscopic, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings. No demonstrable causal relation between the intravascular lesions...

  17. Linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita: relato de caso Non-Hodgkin orbital lymphoma: case report

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    Cristiane do Prado Silva

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo é relatar manifestação incomum de linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita. Paciente masculino, de 75 anos, se apresentou com queixa de lacrimejamento crônico bilateral. Havia feito dacriocistorrinostomia endonasal à direita e à esquerda por duas vezes, sem sucesso. Ao exame, massas de consistência fibroelástica, em topografia das "bolsas" de gordura das pálpebras inferiores e proptose axial. O paciente negava outros sintomas ou sinais sistêmicos. Hemograma sem alteração, hormônios tireoidianos normais. A tomografia computadorizada mostrava infiltrado difuso na órbita e proptose axial. Biópsia de gordura orbitária e de medula óssea diagnosticaram linfoma não-Hodgkin. O paciente foi tratado com quimioterapia, sendo em seguida submetido à cirurgia da via lacrimal bilateral, com resolução do quadro. A doença sistêmica que exigia diagnóstico e tratamento adequados para que se tivesse bom prognóstico estava mascarada pelo quadro de epífora bilateral.The purpose is to report an unusual case of orbital non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A 75-year-old man presented with bilateral chronic epiphora complaint and inferior eyelid tumors, axial proptosis, without previous systemic manifestation. The patient was submitted to bilateral endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy twice and the epiphora complaint persisted. The inferior eyelid and bone marrow biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient was treated with systemic chemotherapy and dacryocystorhinostomy with good resolution. The precise diagnosis and the treatment were very important to reach a good resolution of the bilateral epiphora complaint.

  18. Harmonic Intravascular Ultrasound

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    M.E. Frijlink (Martijn)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractMedical ultrasound is a popular imaging modality in cardiology. Harmonic Imaging is a technique that has been shown to increase the image quality of diagnostic ultrasound at frequencies below 10 MHz. However, Intravascular Ultrasound, which is a technique to acoustically investigate arte

  19. Taquicardia ventricular associada com linfoma não-Hodgkin

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    Diego Chemello

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Linfoma não-Hodgkin sistêmico pode afetar o miocárdio, particularmente em pacientes imunocomprometidos. Quando presentes, sinais e sintomas são geralmente inespecíficos, tornando o diagnóstico de envolvimento cardíaco muito difícil antes da autópsia. Arritmias ventriculares também são pouco usuais nesse cenário. Descrevemos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin miocárdico secundário, que se apresentou com taquicardia ventricular monomórfica sustentada e espessamento do septo interventricular basal. Completa remissão das lesões miocárdicas foi observada após o término da quimioterapia de segunda linha, sem recorrências posteriores de arritmias em oito meses.

  20. Linfoma de Burkitt en un portador de granulomatosis de Wegener

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    Kryssia Rodríguez-Castro; Henry Zamora-Barquero

    2005-01-01

    Se reporta el caso de un paciente costarricense portador de granulomatosis de Wegener, en tratamiento con ciclofosfamida y prednisona, quien desarrolla un linfoma de Burkitt que lo lleva a la muerte. Se menciona la posible relación entre estas dos patologías.This is a report of a costarrican male with Wegener' s granulomatosis undergoing treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide, he developed a fatal Burkitt' s lymphoma. The possible relationship between these two disorders is addressed.

  1. Linfoma de Burkitt en un portador de granulomatosis de Wegener

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    Kryssia Rodríguez-Castro

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de un paciente costarricense portador de granulomatosis de Wegener, en tratamiento con ciclofosfamida y prednisona, quien desarrolla un linfoma de Burkitt que lo lleva a la muerte. Se menciona la posible relación entre estas dos patologías.This is a report of a costarrican male with Wegener' s granulomatosis undergoing treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide, he developed a fatal Burkitt' s lymphoma. The possible relationship between these two disorders is addressed.

  2. Intravascular Ultrasonic Imaging

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    Tobis, JM; Mahon, D.; Moriuchi, M; Mallery, JA; Lehmann, K; Griffith, J.; Gessert, J; Zalesky, P; McRae, M; Dwyer, ML; Henry, WL

    1990-01-01

    Because conventional imaging methods are inadequate for evaluating human coronary arteries in vivo, an intravascular ultrasonic imaging catheter was developed that allows the arterial wall to be studied in cross-section from within the artery. The catheter incorporates a mechanically rotating 20-MHz transducer, which is designed so that the ringdown occurs within the catheter and imaging is permitted up to the catheter's surface. The device rotates at 1800-rpm within a plastic sleeve and prov...

  3. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in cancer patients

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    M. Levi

    2009-01-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome that may complicate a variety of diseases, including malignant disease. DIC is characterized by widespread, intravascular activation of coagulation (leading to intravascular fibrin deposition) and simultaneous consumption of coagulation fact

  4. Disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Gando, Satoshi; Levi, Marcel; Toh, Cheng-Hock

    2016-01-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is an acquired syndrome characterized by widespread intravascular activation of coagulation that can be caused by infectious insults (such as sepsis) and non-infectious insults (such as trauma). The main pathophysiological mechanisms of DIC are inflammatory cytokine-initiated activation of tissue factor-dependent coagulation, insufficient control of anticoagulant pathways and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1-mediated suppression of fibrinolysis. Together, these changes give rise to endothelial dysfunction and microvascular thrombosis, which can cause organ dysfunction and seriously affect patient prognosis. Recent observations have pointed to an important role for extracellular DNA and DNA-binding proteins, such as histones, in the pathogenesis of DIC. The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) established a DIC diagnostic scoring system consisting of global haemostatic test parameters. This scoring system has now been well validated in diverse clinical settings. The theoretical cornerstone of DIC management is the specific and vigorous treatment of the underlying conditions, and DIC should be simultaneously managed to improve patient outcomes. The ISTH guidance for the treatment of DIC recommends treatment strategies that are based on current evidence. In this Primer, we provide an updated overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of DIC and discuss the future directions of basic and clinical research in this field. PMID:27250996

  5. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica

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    Marcelo Graziadio; Natalia Medina; Marcelo Amato; María del Carmen Ardaiz; Santiago Ilutovich; Marcelo Torino

    2012-01-01

    El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de la lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgk...

  6. Dosimetry in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Among the cardiovascular diseases responsible for deaths in the adult population in almost all countries of the world, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which generally occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Several diagnostic techniques and therapies are being tested for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than traditional surgeries involving revascularization of the myocardium, thus promising a better quality of life for patients. Unfortunately, the rate of restenosis (re-closing of the vessel) after balloon angioplasty is high (approximately 30-50% within the first year after treatment).Recently, the idea of delivering high radiation doses to coronary arteries to avoid or delay restenosis has been suggested. Known as intravascular brachytherapy, the technique has been used with several radiation sources, and researchers have obtained success in decreasing the rate of restenosis in some patient populations. In order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for the attending staff for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, o,30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several candidate radionuclides as well. Two s tent sources (metallic prosthesis that put inside of patient's artery through angioplasty) employing 32 P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the various radionuclides and source geometries are discussed. The dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients for this promising new technology. (author)

  7. Linfoma não Hodgkin gástrico Gastric non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Renata O. Costa

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas extralinfonodais representam aproximadamente 1/3 de todos os linfomas não Hodgkin (LNH e, embora possam ter início em qualquer tecido, mais frequentemente acometem o trato gastrointestinal, sendo o estômago o órgão responsável pela grande maioria dos casos. Os linfomas primários gástricos são comumente LNH, sendo representados em mais de 95% dos casos pelo linfoma difuso de grandes células B e pelo linfoma MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue. De evolução indolente, o linfoma MALT destaca-se por ser um modelo de câncer secundário à estimulação antigênica crônica exercida por uma bactéria denominada Helicobacter pylori (HP. No outro polo, situa-se o linfoma difuso de células B (LDGCB, que, de patogênese duvidosa, pode tratar-se de uma transformação de LNH MALT ou ainda se caracterizar por um linfoma "de novo". Neste estudo, revisamos a literatura, enfatizando aspectos importantes à prática clínica destes linfomas.Extranodal lymphomas account for about 30% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL, and although they can originate in any tissue, the gastrointestinal tract is the most commonly affected structure with the stomach being the most common subtype. Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL and MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma account for more than 95% of the cases of gastric lymphoma. The indolent development of MALT lymphoma stands out as it is a type of cancer subject to chronic antigen stimulation by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Conversely, diffuse large B cell lymphomas, whose pathogenesis is uncertain, can be a transformation from MALT NHL or perhaps a new type of lymphoma. In this study we carried out a review of the literature, stressing the key aspects of these lymphomas in the clinical practice.

  8. Linfoma de celulas B de la zona marginal extraganglionar del tejido linfoide asociado a mucosa (linfoma MALT de pulmón

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    Carlos Vergara-Uzcategui

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Los Linfomas Pulmonares Primarios son extremadamente raros (0,4% de los linfomas extraganglionares, y generalmente son de tejido linfoide asociado a mucosas (tipo MALT, con ocasionales linfomas de células grandes difusos. Los síntomas son inespecíficos, y casi la mitad de los pacientes son asintomáticos. Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 56 años de edad, quien presentó durante 7 meses accesos diarios de tos seca, de predominio nocturno, asociados en el último mes a fiebre de 39ºC, disnea a medianos esfuerzos y expectoración verduzca. Los exámenes de laboratorio fueron normales. La radiografía de tórax mostró el mediastino ensanchado, un proceso en lóbulo medio con efecto atelectásico, y un nódulo en hemitórax izquierdo. La tomografía computarizada (TC torácica de alta resolución evidenció proceso alveolar derecho en lóbulo medio y un nódulo pulmonar izquierdo calcificado de tipo inespecífico. El estudio inmunohistoquímico de la biopsia pulmonar fue compatible con Linfoma de Células B de la zona marginal extraganglionar del tejido linfoide asociado a mucosa (Linfoma MALT de pulmón. La TC corporal y la Tomografía por Emisión de Positrones (PET evidenciaron importantes hallazgos complementarios para determinar la extensión de la enfermedad. El paciente se trato con quimioterapia y actualmente se encuentra en buenas condiciones, sin recidiva de la sintomatología. Dado lo infrecuente de la patología se presenta este caso y se hace una revisión de la literatura

  9. UM TRATADO PARA O AMOR

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    Maria José Caldeira do Amaral

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available No Tratado do Amor Cortês - Tractatus de Amore - André Capelão deseja oferecer ao leitor a arte cortês de amar, a beleza do desejo erótico e a disciplina da paixão constitutiva dessa arte que é amar. O maior argumento dessa obra é efetivar o suspiro fundo que a dimensão amorosa infunde na alma do homem e da mulher aos quais foi concedida a virtude. Para esse autor, escriba da chancelaria real e talvez, não se sabe com certeza, um Ordo Sacratus, o amor é a raiz de toda cortesia, a fonte de todo bem. Nosso objetivo, então, é encontrar nessa suma amorosa construída nos enlaces da Literatura de Cavalaria Medieval, os desdobramentos essenciais dessa vida afetiva bela e virtuosa no enredo profundo do qual emerge o afeto, a fé e a contradição da experiência humana do sofrimento amoroso. Palavras Chave: Literatura Medieval. Amor Cortês, André Capelão, virtude, desejo. Abstract: With the treaty toward the love - Tractatus de Amore – André Capelão offers to the reader the courteous’ art for love, the erotic desire’s beauty and the  suffering discipline belong this love’s art  is. The best reason of this literary composition is to achieve the depth sigh that the loving dimension infuses into the lovers’s soul, the man and the woman wich this virtue was conceded. For this author, the royal chancery scribe and perhaps, no one knows for sure, a Sacratus Ordo, love is the root of all free, the source of all good. Our goal, then, is to find this sum loving built in interlacing of Medieval Knights literature, the essential developments of this beautiful and virtuous love life in the deep storyline which emerges affection, faith and the contradiction of the human experience of love suffering. Key words: Medieval Literature. Courteous Love. André Capelão. Virtue.

  10. Linfoma primario bilateral de la glándula parótida

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    Mena Domínguez, Eduardo Antonio; Torres Morientes, Luis M.; Millás Gómez, Teresa; Tavárez Rodríguez, Juan José; Bauer, Michael; Morais Pérez, Darío

    2012-01-01

    [ES] Los linfomas primarios de las glándulas salivales representan menos del 1% de todos los linfomas no Hodgkin (LNH). Se presentan entre los 50 y 80 años, con predominio claro en mujeres y en la glándula parótida. La mayoría de los casos son localizados (estadios I-II: 75- 100%), y presentan síntomas debido a la aparición de una tumoración en la glándula afectada, generalmente indolora. [EN] Primary Lymphoma of the salivary glands represent less than 1% of all non-Hodgkin's ...

  11. Linfoma primário de cavidade pleural em paciente imunocompetente Primary effusion lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient

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    Leila Antonangelo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma primário de cavidade é um tipo raro de linfoma não-Hodgkin que acomete principalmente pacientes imunocomprometidos e, mais raramente, pacientes imunocompetentes. Neste relato de caso são apresentados os achados clínicos e laboratoriais de um paciente imunocompetente com derrame pleural diagnosticado como linfoma primário de cavidade pleural.Primary effusion lymphoma is an unusual non-Hodgkin's lymphoma rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we present clinical and biochemical data obtained from an immunocompetent patient diagnosed with primary effusion lymphoma.

  12. Linfoma primário de cavidade pleural em paciente imunocompetente Primary effusion lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient

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    Leila Antonangelo; Francisco S. Vargas; Lisete Ribeiro Teixeira; Marcelo A.C. Vaz; Maria Mirtes Sales; Luis C Moreira; Roberta Karla Barbosa de Sales

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    O linfoma primário de cavidade é um tipo raro de linfoma não-Hodgkin que acomete principalmente pacientes imunocomprometidos e, mais raramente, pacientes imunocompetentes. Neste relato de caso são apresentados os achados clínicos e laboratoriais de um paciente imunocompetente com derrame pleural diagnosticado como linfoma primário de cavidade pleural.Primary effusion lymphoma is an unusual non-Hodgkin's lymphoma rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we present clinical and biochemi...

  13. Efectos tardíos y el linfoma de Hodgkin en estadio inicial

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    Los pacientes con linfoma de Hodgkin en estadio inicial que recibieron varios fármacos de quimioterapia como único tratamiento, tenían más probabilidad de sobrevivir 12 años después que los pacientes que recibieron tratamiento que incluía radioterapia.

  14. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica

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    Marcelo Graziadio

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de la lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B, inició R-CHOPP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona y rituximab con rápida disminución de todas las lesiones sin evidencia de progresión al cabo de los seis ciclos.

  15. Linfomas extranodales en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga: 2000-2004

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    Claudia Janeth Uribe Pérez, MD* Carlos Alberto García Ramírez, MD* Erika Eliana Meza Durán, Enf * Rafael Miguel Camacho López** Diana Josefina Acevedo Jurado**

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los linfomas extranodales (LEN se localizan en cualquier sitio diferente a los ganglios linfáticos, como el tracto gastrointestinal (TGI y la piel; la mayoría son de tipo linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH. Representan entre el 25-45% de todos los LNH, y el subtipo histopatológico más frecuente corresponde a linfoma difuso de células B grandes (LDCBG. El objetivo de este estudio es identificar algunas características socio-demográficas de los pacientes con linfomas extranodales residentes en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga (AMB, así como otras características propias de los LEN. Metodología: Usando los datos recolectados en el RPC – AMB se calcularon frecuencias de algunas variables (sexo, edad, localización anatómica, tipo histopatológico de los LEN. Resultados: entre los años 2000-2004 se detectaron 247 casos de linfomas; 72 (29% correspondieron a LEN. El 58 % de los casos ocurrieron en hombres y el 42% en mujeres. Se encontró predominio de la enfermedad en la 6a y 7a década de la vida. Los sitios de mayor presentación fueron TGI (29%, piel (14%, y tejidos blandos (14%. Las clasificaciones más frecuentes para los LEN fueron LNH – NOS (No especificado (27,7% y linfoma difuso de células B grandes (19,4%. Conclusiones: Se encontraron semejanzas en las características de los LEN-NH comparado con los datos registrados a nivel mundial. Es necesario promover la implementación de métodos diagnósticos avanzados para este tipo de neoplasias. [Uribe CJ, García CA, Meza EE, Camacho RM, Acevedo DJ. Linfomas extranodales en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga: 2000-2004. MedUNAB 2009; 12:19-21].

  16. Linfoma intra-ocular primário de células tipo B: relato de caso Primary intraocular B-cell lymphoma: case report

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    Marcela Cypel; Rubens Belfort Jr; Nilva Moraes; Cristina Muccioli

    2007-01-01

    O linfoma não-Hodgkin primariamente intra-ocular é raro, e caracterizado por uma forma extranodal que pode envolver retina, espaço sub-retiniano, vítreo e nervo óptico. Ocorre independente ou associado ao linfoma do sistema nervoso central e freqüentemente na forma de uveíte de difícil tratamento. Esta forma de linfoma é um dos tumores intra-oculares mais desafiantes de se diagnosticar. Relatamos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin intra-ocular difuso de células grandes tipo B numa paciente de 47 ...

  17. Granuloma anular asociado a linfoma no Hodgkim difuso de células B grandes

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    Rafael Alejandro Gómez Baute

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente de 55 años con antecedentes de ser hipertenso controlado, atendido en servicio de hematología por adenopatías de características linfomatosas distribuidas en cadenas ganglionares, axilares, inguinales y epitrocleares distribuidas de forma bilateral. Los exámenes permitieron arribar al diagnóstico de un linfoma no Hogdkin difuso de células B grandes y de un granuloma anular.

  18. Iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus secondary to intravenous catheterization

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    Yildiz, Altan; Oezer, Caner; Egilmez, Hulusi; Duce, Meltem Nass; Apaydin, Demir F.; Yalcinoglu, Orhan [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University (Turkey)

    2002-03-01

    The presence of pneumocephalus without a history of intracranial or intrathecal procedures is a significant radiographic finding. Although pneumocephalus means a violation of the dural barrier or the presence of infection, intravascular pneumocephalus is different from intraparenchymal pneumocephalus and its benign nature must be known in the presence of intravenous catheterization. Herein, we present a case of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus with CT findings. To our knowledge, there are only a few reported cases of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus in the literature. Careful intravenous catheterization and diagnosis of the condition on imaging helps to prevent unnecessary treatment procedures. (orig.)

  19. Obstetrical disseminated intravascular coagulation score.

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    Kobayashi, Takao

    2014-06-01

    Obstetrical disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is usually a very acute, serious complication of pregnancy. The obstetrical DIC score helps with making a prompt diagnosis and starting treatment early. This DIC score, in which higher scores are given for clinical parameters rather than for laboratory parameters, has three components: (i) the underlying diseases; (ii) the clinical symptoms; and (iii) the laboratory findings (coagulation tests). It is justifiably appropriate to initiate therapy for DIC when the obstetrical DIC score reaches 8 points or more before obtaining the results of coagulation tests. Improvement of blood coagulation tests and clinical symptoms are essential to the efficacy evaluation for treatment after a diagnosis of obstetrical DIC. Therefore, the efficacy evaluation criteria for obstetrical DIC are also defined to enable follow-up of the clinical efficacy of DIC therapy.

  20. Treatment of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

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    Makruasi, Nisa

    2015-11-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by systemic activation of blood coagulation, generation of thrombin, and leading to disturbance of the microvasculature. In this article, definition and diagnostic criteria of DIC depend on the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). There is no gold standard for diagnosis of DIC, only low quality evidence is used in general practice. Many diagnostic tests and repeated measurement are required. For the treatment of DIC, there is no good quality evidence. The most important treatment for DIC is the specific treatment of the conditions associated DIC. Platelets and/or plasma transfusion may be also necessary if indicated. Nevertheless, there is no gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of DIC, we use only low quality evidence in general practice.

  1. Experience with intravascular lead extraction

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    MA Jian; TANG Kai; WANG Fang-zheng; ZHANG Shu; HUANG Cong-xin

    2005-01-01

    @@ With the increase of clinical use of cardiac pacemaker, a certain kinds of severe leads-related complications (especially infection) have presented in a few patients who underwent pacemaker implantation. The best way to manage this problem is to remove the transvenous leads.1,2 The technique for percutaneous removal of transvenous leads have undergone considerable development in western countries over the past 2 decades. However, there was scarce data on the application of this technique in China. This article reports the results of transvenous extraction of 171 permanent pacemaker leads with the standard lead extraction devices and intravascular countertraction technique during the period from January 1996 to May 2005 in the Center of Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment, Fu Wai Hospital, Beijing, China.

  2. Intravascular Stenting in Microvascular Anastomoses

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    Assersen, Kristine; Sørensen, Jens

    2015-01-01

    Background The effect of intravascular stenting (IVaS) on microvascular anastomoses has given adverse results. For experienced microsurgeons the benefit of IVaS is doubtful. We have investigated the potential benefit of the IVaS technique for two groups of inexperienced microsurgeons with different...... surgical levels of experience (medical students and young residents). Experienced microsurgeons acted as a control group. Materials and Methods In an experimental crossover study, 139 microsurgical anastomoses were performed on the femoral artery in 70 rats by 10 surgeons. On one side of the rat, the IVaS...... spent on the anastomosis. Results No significant difference in patency rates was seen between the stenting and conventional technique in all three groups. The experienced microsurgeons had 100% patency rate with both techniques. The medical students had 20/28 in the IVaS and 19/28 conventional group...

  3. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Infectious Disease

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    M. Levi; M. Schultz; T. van der Poll

    2010-01-01

    Severe infection and inflammation almost invariably lead to hemostatic abnormalities, ranging from insignificant laboratory changes to severe disseminated intravascular coagulation. Systemic inflammation as a result of severe infection leads to activation of coagulation, due to tissue factor-mediate

  4. Intravascular ultrasound imaging following balloon angioplasty.

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    Tobis, J M; Mahon, D J; Moriuchi, M; Honye, J; McRae, M

    1991-01-01

    Despite its long history and reliability, contrast angiography has several inherent limitations. Because it is a two-dimensional projection image of the lumen contour, the wall thickness cannot be measured and the plaque itself is not visualized. This results in an underestimation of the amount of atherosclerotic disease by angiography. An assessment of atherosclerosis could be improved by an imaging modality: (1) that has an inherent larger magnification than angiography and (2) that directly visualizes the plaque. Intravascular ultrasound fulfils these criteria. This presentation will provide evidence that intravascular ultrasound may prove complimentary or even superior to angiography as an imaging modality. Intravascular ultrasound demonstrates excellent representations of lumen and plaque morphology of in vitro specimens compared with histology. There is very close intraobserver and interobserver variability of measurements made from intravascular ultrasound images. Phantom studies of stenoses in a tube model demonstrate that angiography can misrepresent the severity of stenosis when the lumen contour is irregular and not a typical ellipse, whereas intravascular ultrasound reproduces the cross-sectional morphology more accurately since it images the artery from within. In vitro studies of the atherosclerotic plaque tissue characteristics compare closely with the echo representation of fibrosis, calcification, and lipid material. In addition, in vitro studies of balloon angioplasty demonstrate that intravascular ultrasound accurately represents the changes in the structure of artery segments following balloon dilatation. PMID:1833473

  5. Biópsia estereotáxica para linfomas primários do sistema nervoso central

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    MURILO S. MENESES; Brian P. O'Neill; Kelly, Patrick J.

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    Os linfomas primários do SNC são raros, mas sua incidência tem aumentado nos últimos anos, Estes tumores frequentemente se localizam nos gânglios da base e tálamo ou se apresentam de forma multifocal. O tratamento atual para eles é a radioterapia, associada ou não a quimioterapia. Devido à sua extremamente baixa morbidade, a biópsia estereo-táxica é o método ideal para determinar o diagnóstico histológico em pacientes com suspeita de linfomas do SNC. Os autores apresentam estudo de 49 casos d...

  6. Dosimetric calculus in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Among the cardiovascular diseases, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than surgeries involving revascularization of the myocardium, thus promising a better quality of life for patients. Unfortunately, the rate of restenosis (re-closing of the vessel) after balloon angioplasty is high (approximately 30-50% within the first year after treatment). Known as Intravascular Brachytherapy, the technique has been used with several radiation sources, and researchers have obtained success in decreasing the rate of restenosis. In order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, 0.30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several radionuclides. Two stent sources employing 32P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the radionuclides and source geometries are discussed and the dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients. (author)

  7. Coagulación intravascular diseminada = Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Arango Barrientos, Marcos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La coagulación intravascular diseminada (CID es una entidad clínica frecuente que se presenta como fenómeno secundario a diversas enfermedades entre las cuales se destacan las infecciones graves, las neoplasias y las catástrofes obstétricas. Se caracteriza por una activación difusa y simultánea de los sistemas endógenos de la coagulación y la fibrinólisis. El depósito de pequeños trombos en la circulación conduce finalmente a disfunción orgánica múltiple y en algunos casos a la muerte. Las manifestaciones clínicas pueden incluir fenómenos trombóticos y hemorrágicos. Se ha propuesto un puntaje de fácil aplicación para simplificar el diagnóstico de la entidad. El tratamiento incluye el control específico de la causa subyacente que favorece la aparición de la CID, el soporte con hemoderivados en pacientes con manifestaciones de sangrado y la anticoagulación terapéutica en pacientes con trombosis mayores. El desarrollo de CID es un factor pronóstico adverso que aumenta significativamente la tasa de mortalidad. En este artículo de revisión se incluyen los siguientes aspectos de la CID: historia, epidemiología, clasificación, entidades asociadas, fisiopatología, clínica, diagnóstico, tratamiento y pronóstico.

  8. Dosimetry in intravascular brachytherapy; Calculos dosimetricos em braquiterapia intravascular

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    Campos, Laelia Pumilla Botelho

    2000-03-01

    Among the cardiovascular diseases responsible for deaths in the adult population in almost all countries of the world, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which generally occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Several diagnostic techniques and therapies are being tested for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than traditional surgeries involving revascularization of the myocardium, thus promising a better quality of life for patients. Unfortunately, the rate of restenosis (re-closing of the vessel) after balloon angioplasty is high (approximately 30-50% within the first year after treatment).Recently, the idea of delivering high radiation doses to coronary arteries to avoid or delay restenosis has been suggested. Known as intravascular brachytherapy, the technique has been used with several radiation sources, and researchers have obtained success in decreasing the rate of restenosis in some patient populations. In order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for the attending staff for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, o,30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several candidate radionuclides as well. Two s tent sources (metallic prosthesis that put inside of patient's artery through angioplasty) employing {sup 32} P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the various radionuclides and source geometries are discussed. The dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients for this promising new technology. (author)

  9. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni; A. R. Grinberg; J. L. Plana; R. D. Freue; J. A. Manni; Paz, L.

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    Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difus...

  10. Prediction of outcome after femoropopliteal balloon angioplasty by intravascular ultrasound

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    Vogt, K C; Just, S; Rasmussen, John Bøje Grønvall;

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as a control procedure after femoropopliteal percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), and compare it with arteriography. DESIGN: Descriptive study. MATERIAL: Arteriographic and intravascular ultrasound data obtained from 18 patients (20...

  11. Estratificação de risco em linfoma difuso de grandes células B Risk stratification of large B-cell lymphomas

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    Abrahão E. Hallack Neto; Juliana Pereira; Rosaura Saboya; Beatriz Beitler; Luis Fernando Pracchia; Frederico L. Dulley; Dalton A. F. Chamone

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    O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB) é uma entidade clínico-patológica heterogênea que corresponde de 30% a 35% dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin (LNH). É considerado como agressivo porque a sobrevida é curta na ausência de tratamento adequado. Desde 1993 o tratamento deste linfoma passou a ser direcionado pelo índice internacional de prognóstico (IPI) validado em vários estudos. Entretanto, diante das diferentes respostas à mesma terapêutica para pacientes de mesmo IPI houve necessid...

  12. [A method for studying intravascular platelet aggregation in vitro].

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    Ikonnikova, E I; Chernousova, L A; Moshkina, I R

    1999-06-01

    A simple available method for evaluating intravascular platelet aggregation is proposed. It consists in graphic recording of disaggregation of platelet-rich citrate plasma, which indicates the degree of intravascular aggregation. Intravascular aggregation is notably increased in coronary patients and negligible in normal subjects. The method may be used for the diagnosis of diseases with a high thrombogenic risk.

  13. 21 CFR 880.5440 - Intravascular administration set.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intravascular administration set. 880.5440 Section... Therapeutic Devices § 880.5440 Intravascular administration set. (a) Identification. An intravascular administration set is a device used to administer fluids from a container to a patient's vascular system...

  14. Linfoma no Hodgkin primario de sistema nervioso central en un paciente pediátrico sin inmunodeficiencia relacionada

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    Rocío Cárdenas-Cardos

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    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de sistema nervioso central es una afección poco frecuente en la población pediátrica. No existen (o son pocas las recomendaciones o estudios clínicos que sean útiles para definir la mejor opción terapéutica. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir el caso de una niña con linfoma primario de sistema nervioso central, sin ninguna inmunodeficiencia asociada, y realizar de una revisión cualitativa de la literatura especializada sobre esta enfermedad en niños. Se ha postulado la posibilidad de cambios citogenéticos que pudieran explicar la heterogeneidad en el comportamiento de esta enfermedad pues se ha visto que es distinto al de otros linfomas en presentaciones habituales. La experiencia de tratamiento en niños con linfoma se basa en resultados de tratamientos obtenidos en pacientes adultos, con regímenes basados principalmente en antimetabolitos como metotrexato y citarabina. Aún es controvertida la utilidad de la radioterapia craneal, la cual sólo se recomienda en casos específicos.

  15. Síndrome de enmascaramiento en un paciente con un linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central

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    J. A. Mazzei

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de un varón de 37 años con un linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central y con múltiples localizaciones supra e infratentoriales. El paciente presentaba manifestaciones de inflamación intraocular como expresión de su neoplasia intracraneana (síndrome de enmascaramiento y linfocitopenia con un recuento disminuido de CD4- como representación de una inmunodeficiencia cuya etiología no logramos identificar. El diagnóstico de linfoma se confirmó a través del estudio citológico del humor vítreo. El paciente falleció 10 meses después del comienzo de los síntomas.We report the case of a 37-year-old, white male with a primary central nervous system lymphoma with multiple supra and infratentorial locations. The patient developed manifestations of intraocular inflammation secondary to the intracranial neoplasm (masquerade syndrome and lymphocytopenia -with a low CD4 cell count- representing an immunodeficiency state which etiology was undiagnosed. The diagnosis of lymphoma was established by vitreous cytology. The patient died 10 months after the beginning of the symptoms.

  16. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difuso. Se inició radioterapia, no completó el tratamiento por complicaciones y falleció. Son muy pocos los casos publicados de linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central asociado a lupus eritematoso sistémico.A 36 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with headache, brachiocrural hemiparesis and hemianesthesia. She had been treated with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. CT scan and MRI revealed a 15 mm nodular mass enhanced with gadolinium in left frontal convexity. CNS biopsy was performed and a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She was treated with radiation therapy without response and died. There are few reports of erythematosus systemic lupus associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  17. Transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas em linfoma Hodgkin Stem cell transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma

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    Rosane I. Bittencourt

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma Hodgkin(LH é uma malignidade hematológica que conta com um armamentário terapêutico selecionado de acordo com o estadiamento e a classificação prognóstica de cada doente. A sobrevida dos pacientes tratados para o LH clássico vem aumentando significativamente, com taxas de cura entre 80%-85%. Entretanto, 20%-25% são refratários aos tratamentos iniciais e cerca de 30% recaem após ter alcançado resposta completa. Os pacientes considerados com falha à terapia de primeira linha ainda têm uma segunda chance de cura se apresentarem quimiossensibilidade aos esquemas de salvamento, seguido por uma das modalidades de transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas (TCTH. O TCTH autólogo representa uma estratégia atrativa para os pacientes com LH que falham ao tratamento convencional de primeira linha. Os resultados em termos de sobrevidas livre de doença e global são superiores aos esquemas de salvamento com quimioterapia convencional. Este procedimento tem finalidade curativa para 50% dos pacientes em segunda remissão quimiossensíveis e pode levar a remissões duráveis naqueles com mais de duas linhas de terapia. Atualmente, o TCTH alogênico, basicamente com condicionamento de intensidade reduzida (RIC, está indicado em pacientes com recaída precoce após o TCTH autólogo ou em pacientes bastante jovens com refratariedade a mais de duas linhas de tratamento convencional.Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a hematologic malignancy with a wide range of therapeutic options that must be chosen according to the stage and the prognostic classification of each patient. The overall survival of patients treated for classic Hodgkin's Lymphoma is increasing significantly, with current cure rates being between 80% and 85%. Nevertheless, 20% to 25% are refractory to the initial treatment and about 30% relapse after having reached a complete response. Patients that have failed standard therapy still have a second chance of cure if they present

  18. Hepatitis C: crioglobulinemia y linfoma no-Hodgkin Hepatitis C: cryoglobulinemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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    M. Romero-Gómez

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available La infección por el virus de la hepatitis C juega un papel principal en la patogénesis de la crioglobulinemia mixta, promoviendo la activación y expansión de las células B. Estos reajustes moleculares inducen la síntesis de crioglobulinas y la aparición de la vasculitis crioglobulinémica. El aclaramiento del virus provoca la resolución de las manifestaciones clínicas y de las alteraciones inmunológicas observados en la crioglobulinemia mixta en un alto porcentaje de los pacientes, pero no en todos. En algunos casos, la crioglobulinemia puede aparecer tras la respuesta virológica sostenida. Muchos mecanismos de la patogénesis de la crioglobulinemia mixta están fuertemente relacionados con la infección por VHC y, cuando el virus es eliminado, hay una mejoría en el curso de la enfermedad. Aun así, los pasos independientes relacionados con otros factores no mejoran tras la erradicación del virus. En algunos tipos de linfomas no-Hodgkin de bajo grado (linfoma linfoplasmocítico y linfoma de la zona marginal la respuesta sostenida tras el aclaramiento viral induce una remisión de la neoplasia. El VHC tiene un papel secundario en los linfomas agresivos y el aclaramiento del virus puede no inducir la remisión, pero puede disminuir la hepatotoxicidad asociada a la quimioterapia. Por tanto, en la hepatitis C crónica, la combinación de interferón pegilado y ribavirina es altamente recomendable en el tratamiento de la crioglobulinemia mixta sintomática y los linfomas no-Hodgkin asociados al VHC.Hepatitis C virus infection plays a major role in the pathogenesis of mixed cryoglobulinemia, promoting activation and expansion of B cells. These molecular rearrangements induce synthesis of cryoglobulins and the appearance of cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. Clearance of the virus promotes resolution of the clinical manifestations and immunological disorders seen in mixed cryoglobulinemia in a large percentage of patients, but not in all. In

  19. Linfoma T intestinal monomórfico CD56+. Primer caso informado en Colombia y revisión de la literatura

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    Diana Lucía Martínez-Baquero

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    Full Text Available Se informa el caso de una mujer de 80 años con hallazgo incidental de masa abdominal en mesogastrio. Se le realiza resección de intestino delgado por sospecha de absceso con síndrome adherencial. El estudio patológico de la pieza quirúrgica demostró compromiso por linfoma no Hodgkin T monomórfico CD56+. Los linfomas T del tubo digestivo son inusuales; corresponden al 5% de las neoplasias linfoides de esta localización. El linfoma intestinal T monomórfico CD56+ corresponde a 10-20% de los linfomas T intestinales. Se presenta en regiones donde la enfermedad celiaca es infrecuente y no se asocia a enteropatía. Su curso es agresivo y habitualmente se manifiesta como una emergencia quirúrgica por obstrucción o perforación intestinal.

  20. Análise de achados de imagem e alterações clínicas em pacientes com linfoma

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    Caldas Flávio Augusto Ataliba

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A tomografia computadorizada é atualmente o estudo de imagem de escolha para a detecção e estadiamento de linfomas. A tomografia computadorizada é capaz de mensurar com acurácia significativa a extensão e o volume do tumor e prover informações que possam ser usadas para planejar uma estratégia terapêutica apropriada. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo descrever e analisar os achados de imagem obtidos por meio de tomografia computadorizada de tórax e abdome, acompanhada de ultra-sonografia de abdome total de pacientes com diagnóstico de linfoma e com sorologia negativa para o vírus HIV, alterações clínicas, como a queixa que levou o paciente a procurar o serviço de saúde, já revelando sinais de acometimento da doença linfocitária, neste momento ainda não diagnosticada, e alterações ao exame físico nesta primeira consulta. A amostra estudada foi composta por 30 pacientes, sendo que, destes, 40% teriam o diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin, 46,6% de linfoma Hodgkin, 10% de linfoma de Burkitt e 3,3% com o diagnóstico de linfoma linfoblástico.

  1. Esquistossomose: 1.000 pacientes tratados

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    Pedro Aquino Noleto

    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam sua experiência com o hycanthone em 1.000 pacientes de esquistossomose mansônica, até agora tratados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade do Estado da Guanabara. São pacientes oriundos de áreas endêmicas do País, especialmente do nordeste e sudeste, 53,9% do sexo masculino e 46,1% do sexo feminino, de idade entre 5 e 63 anos. A forma clínica predominante da parasitose foi a hépato-intestinal (96,8%. O medicamento foi administrado em dose única, na razão de 3 mg/kg de peso corporal, a 33.6% de pacientes internados e a 66 4% em regime de tratamento ambulatorial. Os níveis séricos das transaminases, determinados, para confronto, antes e depois do uso do produto, em 60 dos pacientes internados, não se alteraram, ou apenas sofreram elevações inexpressivas. Não houve efeitos colateriais em 42,3% dos pacientes. Nos demais, esses efeitos foram de pequena e média intentidade, duraram apenas o 19 dia, na maioria das vezes, e consisfram, especialmente, de náuseas e de vômitos. O controle de cura parasitária estabelecido compreendeu 4 exames de fezes - aos 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias do emprego do medicamento, o que já se fez em 330 pacientes (33%, com 99% de cura. Incluída a biópsia retal, sempre que foi possivel, por ocasião do 4º exame de fezes, o esquema funcionou até agora em 97 pacientes (9,7%, dos quais 92 (94% estão curados, segundo esse critério. O presente trabalho confirma a ação esquistossomicida do hycanthone, bem como sua boa tolerabilidade, inclusive no que se refere ao hepatócito. Os doentes, entretanto, devem ser criteriosamente selecionados, tendo-se em vista as contra-indicações conhecidas, de modo especial em relação ao fígado.

  2. Granuloma anular asociado a linfoma no Hodgkim difuso de células B grandes

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    Liermis M. Dita Salabert

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso de un paciente de 55 años con antecedentes de ser hipertenso controlado, atendido en servicio de hematología por adenopatías de características linfomatosas distribuidas en cadenas ganglionares, axilares, inguinales y epitrocleares distribuidas de forma bilateral. Los exámenes permitieron arribar al diagnóstico de un linfoma no Hogdkin difuso de células B grandes y de un granuloma anular.Granuloma Annulare Associated with non Hodgkin Diffuse Large B-cell LymphomaThe case of a male, 55 years old patient, with a history of controlled hypertension is presented. The patient was treated in the hematology service for adenopathies of lymphomatous type distributed in nodal chains: axillary, inguinal and epitrochlear and bilaterally distributed. Tests allowed to conclude a final diagnose of non Hodgkin diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and a granuloma annulare.  

  3. Los tratados de libre comercio: instrumentos para controlar la biodiversidad

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    La soberanía de cada Estado para regular la Bioprospección y utilización de la biodiversidad contenida en sus fronteras, fue un derecho reforzado por el Convenio de Diversidad Biológica de 1994 y diez años más tarde por el Tratado conocido como Tratado de la Semilla. Sin embargo, sus alcances se han visto obstaculizados por diversos pactos comerciales y sus respectivas políticas de propiedad intelectual. Algunos son de carácter multilateral; otros son re...

  4. [Disseminated intravascular coagulation in solid tumours].

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    Ferrand, François Régis; Garcia-Hejl, Carine; Moussaid, Yassine; Schernberg, Antoine; Bidard, François-Clément; Pavic, Michel; Khenifer, Safia; Stoclin, Annabelle

    2014-06-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a complex abnormality of hemostasis with dramatic consequences and long described as associated with tumors. Yet the diagnosis and management of paraneoplastic DIC are poorly defined. The purpose of this paper is to review DIC associated with solid tumors, at the pathophysiological and therapeutic levels in particular. We also report data from a recent retrospective series of patients with DIC in the context of a solid tumor, to illustrate the epidemiological, clinical and prognostic.

  5. Temporary intravascular shunts for peripheral vascular trauma.

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    Husain A

    1992-04-01

    Full Text Available Polyvinylchloride (PVC disposable endotracheal suction catheters were successfully used as temporary intravascular shunts in 5 patients of popliteal artery trauma. These simple shunts should be used routinely in such conditions to immediately re-establish blood supply to the ischaemic limb particularly in patients of polytrauma where systemic anticoagulation is contraindicated. This avoids the inherent delay prior to vascular repair and reduces the incidence of irreversible ischemia.

  6. The natural history of intravascular lymphomatosis

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    Fonkem, Ekokobe; Lok, Edwin; Robison, David; Gautam, Shiva; Wong, Eric T

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    Intravascular lymphomatosis (IVL) is a rare and clinically devastating form of extranodal B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. We performed a comprehensive analysis of the literature on IVL's published between 1959 and 2011 and evaluated the natural history as well as identified prognostic and predictive factors in patients. Nonparametric two-tailed Mann–Whitney U-test and Mantel–Cox log rank test were used to evaluate the survival intervals and prognostic factors. Multivariate analysis of variance...

  7. Diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Levi, M

    2014-06-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition in which systemic activation of coagulation without a specific localization occurs, resulting in extensive formation of intravascular fibrin, particularly in small and midsize vessels. Disseminated intravascular coagulation may lead to several altered coagulation parameters, including a low platelet count, abnormal global clotting assays, low levels of physiological anticoagulant proteases, or increased fibrin degradation products. Also, more complex assays for activation of coagulation factors or pathways may indicate involvement of these molecules in DIC. None of these tests alone, however, can accurately ascertain or rebuff a diagnosis of DIC. Nonetheless, a combination of readily available routine assays may be instrumental in establishing a diagnosis of DIC and can also be useful to point to a subset of patients with DIC that may need definite, often costly, interventions in the hemostatic system. Current insights on relevant etiological pathways that may contribute to the occurrence of DIC have led to innovative therapeutic and adjunctive approaches to patient with DIC. Management options directed at the amelioration of hemostatic activation may tentatively be indicated and were found to be advantageous in experimental and clinical investigations. These treatments encompass elimination of tissue factor-mediated thrombin generation or restitution of normal anticoagulant function.

  8. Intravascular iodinated contrast media and the anaesthetist.

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    Dickinson, M C; Kam, P C A

    2008-06-01

    The use of intravascular iodinated contrast media (ICM) in radiological investigations is common. Increasingly, anaesthetists and intensivists are involved in the care of patients undergoing these investigations. Whilst the use of ICM is generally safe there are important adverse effects that need to be recognised and measures instigated to prevent or treat these effects. In patients at risk of developing adverse reactions it is important to consider alternative modes of imaging so that ICM can be avoided. Strategies for the prevention of ICM nephropathy should be considered in all patients receiving ICM. Currently intravascular volume expansion with 0.9% saline has the strongest evidence base. The use of isotonic sodium bicarbonate combined with N-acetylcysteine appears promising in providing further benefits. Although the use of N-acetylcysteine alone has not been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of ICM nephropathy it is cheap, has few adverse effects and it would seem reasonable to continue its use in conjunction with intravascular volume expansion. The routine use of corticosteroid and antihistamine premedication is not always effective in preventing general adverse reactions. PMID:18477275

  9. Apresentação cutânea inicial de linfomas na infância Initial cutaneous manifestation of lymphomas in children

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    Maria Christina Lopes Araujo de Oliveira

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos compreendem um grupo heterogêneo de desordens linfoproliferativas que envolvem a pele e são classificados como um subgrupo dos linfomas não Hodgkin. No período de 1981 a 2007, 100 casos de linfomas em crianças foram admitidos no Serviço de Hematologia, do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, sendo que nove apresentaram manifestação cutânea inicial. Três pacientes foram classificados como linfoma cutâneo primário e seis como sistêmicos. Sete pacientes apresentaram linfoma de células T, um, linfoma linfoblástico B e um, imunofenótipo indefinido. Nenhum óbito ocorreu nos pacientes com linfoma cutâneo primárioCutaneous lymphomas comprise a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative disorders with skin involvement and are classified as a subgroup of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. From 1981 to 2007, 100 children with non-Hodgkin lymphomas were admitted to the Hematology Unit of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Teaching Hospital. In nine of these children, the skin was involved at the onset of the disease. Three patients were classified as having primary cutaneous lymphoma, while in six the disease was systemic with cutaneous involvement. In seven patients, the immunophenotype was T-cell, in one it was B-cell, and in the remaining case the immunophenotype was indefinable. No deaths occurred in any of the children with primary cutaneous lymphoma

  10. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica Primary bone lymphoma with multicentric involvement

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    Marcelo Graziadio

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de la lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B, inició R-CHOPP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona y rituximab con rápida disminución de todas las lesiones sin evidencia de progresión al cabo de los seis ciclos.Primary bone lymphoma is a rare disease, which usually has a different presentation and evolution than lymphomas of other locations. We are presenting a case of primary bone lymphoma of rapid growth, in cranial and sternal locations. In its evolution, once the excision of the primary lesion of the skull was performed, the patient presented new lesions of rapid growth at the skull and femur level, and progression of pre-sternal lesion. With large B-cell diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma pathology, the patient initiated R-CHOPP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and rituximab with rapid reduction of all lesions without evidence of progression after the six cycles.

  11. Burkitt's lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS Linfoma de Burkitt do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS

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    Marcelo Corti

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell type is the second most common neoplasm after Kaposi's sarcoma, among patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Most non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases that are associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome involve extranodal sites, especially the digestive tract and the central nervous system. We report a case of primary lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed pseudopolypoid masses found in the second portion of the duodenum. A complete diagnostic study including histological, immunohistochemical and virological analyses showed high-grade B-cell Burkitt's lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus genome was detected in biopsies by immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization.O linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B é a segunda neoplasia mais comum em pacientes com infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana depois do sarcoma de Kaposi. A maioria dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin associados com a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida envolve locais extraganglionares, especialmente o trato digestivo e o sistema nervoso central. Nós relatamos um caso de linfoma primário do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS. Uma endoscopia digestiva alta mostrou massas pseudopolipóides encontradas na segunda porção do duodeno. Um estudo diagnóstico completo incluindo exames histológicos, imunohistoquímicos e virológicos mostrou um linfoma de células B tipo Burkitt. Detectou-se genoma do vírus Epstein-Barr em biópsias por hibridização in situ e imuno-histoquímica.

  12. Primary pulmonary AIDS-related lymphoma Linfoma primario de pulmón en un paciente con sida

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    Marcelo Corti

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Extranodal involvement is common in lymphomas associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS. However, primary pulmonary AIDS-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is very rare and only few reports were published in the medical literature. Clinical presentation is nonspecific, with "B" and respiratory symptoms. Also, patients were with advanced immunodeficiency at the time of diagnosis. Generally, chest radiography showed peripheral nodules or cavitary masses. Primary pulmonary lymphoma associated with AIDS is generally a high-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Epstein-Barr virus is strongly associated with the pathogenesis of these tumors. We report a patient with AIDS and primary pulmonary lymphoma which clinical presentation was a total atelectasis of the left lung.El compromiso extranodal es frecuente en los linfomas asociados con la enfermedad debida al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana y su consecuencia, el síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida. Sin embargo, el linfoma pulmonar primario es muy raro y solo existen pocos casos publicados en la literatura. La presentación clínica de esta complicación es inespecífica, con síntomas "B" y manifestaciones respiratorias. Generalmente, la radiografía de tórax muestra nódulos periféricos o masas que pueden cavitarse y los pacientes presentan inmunodeficiencia severa al momento del diagnóstico. El linfoma pulmonar primario asociado con el sida es un tumor de alto grado, de células B y asociado en su patogenia con el virus de Epstein-Barr. Se relata un caso de linfoma primario de pulmón que se presentó bajo la forma radiológica de una atelectasia global del pulmón izquierdo.

  13. Esquistossomose: 1.000 pacientes tratados

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    Pedro Aquino Noleto

    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam sua experiência com o hycanthone em 1.000 pacientes de esquistossomose mansônica, até agora tratados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade do Estado da Guanabara. São pacientes oriundos de áreas endêmicas do País, especialmente do nordeste e sudeste, 53,9% do sexo masculino e 46,1% do sexo feminino, de idade entre 5 e 63 anos. A forma clínica predominante da parasitose foi a hépato-intestinal (96,8%. O medicamento foi administrado em dose única, na razão de 3 mg/kg de peso corporal, a 33.6% de pacientes internados e a 66 4% em regime de tratamento ambulatorial. Os níveis séricos das transaminases, determinados, para confronto, antes e depois do uso do produto, em 60 dos pacientes internados, não se alteraram, ou apenas sofreram elevações inexpressivas. Não houve efeitos colateriais em 42,3% dos pacientes. Nos demais, esses efeitos foram de pequena e média intentidade, duraram apenas o 19 dia, na maioria das vezes, e consisfram, especialmente, de náuseas e de vômitos. O controle de cura parasitária estabelecido compreendeu 4 exames de fezes - aos 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias do emprego do medicamento, o que já se fez em 330 pacientes (33%, com 99% de cura. Incluída a biópsia retal, sempre que foi possivel, por ocasião do 4º exame de fezes, o esquema funcionou até agora em 97 pacientes (9,7%, dos quais 92 (94% estão curados, segundo esse critério. O presente trabalho confirma a ação esquistossomicida do hycanthone, bem como sua boa tolerabilidade, inclusive no que se refere ao hepatócito. Os doentes, entretanto, devem ser criteriosamente selecionados, tendo-se em vista as contra-indicações conhecidas, de modo especial em relação ao fígado.The authors report hier experiment with Hycanthone in a thousand patients suffering from schistosomiaasti mansoni, who have been treated in the Clinical Hospital of Guanabara University so far. The patients come from the endemical areas of the country, specially

  14. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em crianças com imunodeficiência: relato de cinco casos Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children with immunodeficiency: report of five cases

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    Oliveira, Maria Christina L A; Rodrigues, Adriana R.; Keyla C. Sampaio; Ana Cecília S. C. Gomes; Marcos B. Viana

    2008-01-01

    Neste estudo é relatado o quadro clínico de cinco crianças com linfoma não-Hodgkin secundário a imunodeficiência ou imunossupressão: três portadoras do vírus da imunodeficiência humana, uma com imunodeficiência primária e uma após transplante hepático. De acordo com a classificação atual, os tipos histológicos foram: linfoma linfoblástico de células B precursoras (2), linfoma cutâneo de grandes células anaplásico (1), linfoma de células B periféricas, sugestivo de Burkitt (1), e linfoma linfo...

  15. Actividad laboral en una cohorte de pacientes con linfoma non Hodgkin

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    R. Molina Villaverde

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La actividad laboral en el cáncer es un aspecto psicosocial que ha recibido poca atención hasta el momento actual, a pesar de considerarse una dimensión de la calidad de vida para estos pacientes. Objetivos. La reinserción y adaptación al entorno laboral fueron investigados en una cohorte de pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin para describir los factores que influyen en la vuelta al trabajo de estos enfermos. Pacientes y métodos. El estudio incluyó 37 pacientes consecutivos diagnosticados de un linfoma no Hodgkin y empleados en el momento del diagnóstico. El cuestionario incluyó aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos y laborales (32 variables en total. El estudio fue aprobado por el Comité Ético y de Investigación Cínica del Hospital La Paz. Todos los pacientes dieron su consentimiento para participar en el estudio y para la utilización de los datos de su historia clínica. Resultados. El 86,5% de los pacientes pasaron a inactivos tras comenzar el tratamiento de la enfermedad y un 32,5% lo seguían estando tras éste. No hubo diferencias en la influencia de las distintas variables analizadas con respecto a la actividad laboral tras el diagnóstico. Sin embargo, el realizar un trabajo predominantemente físico y la presencia de secuelas derivadas del tumor o del tratamiento de éste, sí influyeron en la reinserción laboral una vez finalizado el tratamiento específico. La mayoría de los pacientes no creían que el tener la enfermedad les perjudicaría en su puesto de trabajo y, en casi todos los casos, tanto sus compañeros como sus jefes conocían que tenían un tumor. Conclusiones. Éste es el primer estudio exploratorio en nuestro país acerca de la reinserción laboral de los pacientes diagnosticados de un linfoma. Son necesarios más trabajos para establecer las dificultades que tienen este tipo de enfermos en la reinserción laboral y establecer las medidas adecuadas para la mejora de este proceso

  16. The Diagnosis and Man Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Flelcher B.; Taylor.Jr

    2003-01-01

    @@ This review describes disseminated intravascular coagulation(DIC) as a syndrome in which hemostatic factors are activated and products are generated. This syndrome ranges in severity from an obvious decompensated coagulopathy (overt-DIC) to the subclinical compensated activation of hemostatic factors(non-overt DIC). Ths first part of this review emphasizes two points: First, activation of the hemostatic system is controlled by a vast network of capillaries and venules through anticoagulant and antiinflammatory regulatory factors that operate from the endothelium( e. G. , protein C and thrombomodulin, tissue factor pathway inhibitor).

  17. Intravascular imaging with a storage phosphor detector

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    Shikhaliev, Polad M.; Petrek, Peter; Matthews, Kenneth L., II; Fritz, Shannon G.; Bujenovic, L. Steven; Xu, Tong

    2010-05-01

    The aim of this study is to develop and test an intravascular positron imaging system based on a storage phosphor detector for imaging and detecting vulnerable plaques of human coronary arteries. The radiotracer F18-FDG accumulates in vulnerable plaques with inflammation of the overlying cap. The vulnerable plaques can, therefore, be imaged by recording positrons emitted from F18-FDG with a detector inserted into the artery. A prototype intravascular detector was constructed based on storage phosphor. The detector uses a flexible storage phosphor tube with 55 mm length, 2 mm diameter and 0.28 mm wall thickness. The intravascular detector is guided into the vessel using x-ray fluoroscopy and the accumulated x-ray signal must be erased prior to positron imaging. For this purpose, a light diffuser, 0.9 mm in diameter and 55 mm in length, was inserted into the detector tube. The light diffuser was connected to a laser source through a 2 m long optical fiber. The diffuser redirected the 0.38 W laser light to the inner surface of the phosphor detector to erase it. A heart phantom with 300 cm3 volume and three coronary arteries with 3.2 mm diameter and with several plaques was constructed. FDG solution with 0.5 µCi cm-3 activity concentration was filled in the heart and coronary arteries. The detector was inserted in a coronary artery and the signal from the plaques and surrounding background activity was recorded for 2 min. Then the phosphor detector was extracted and read out using a storage phosphor reader. The light diffuser erased the signal resulting from fluoroscopic exposure to level below that encountered during positron imaging. Vulnerable plaques with area activities higher than 1.2 nCi mm-2 were visualized by the detector. This activity is a factor of 10-20 lower than that expected in human vulnerable plaques. The detector was able to image the internal surface of the coronary vessels with 50 mm length and 360° circumference. Spatial resolution was 0

  18. Linfomas plasmoblásticos del tracto gastrointestinal en pacientes con sida

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    Alejandro Avilés-Salas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV tienen 200 veces más riesgo de desarrollar un linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH con respecto a la población general. El linfoma plasmoblástico (LP representa menos del 3% de todos los LNH asociados con el HIV. El objetivo de este estudio es informar las características clínico-patológicas de 5 pacientes con enfermedad HIV/sida y LP del tracto gastrointestinal. Se revisaron de forma retrospectiva los casos de LP del tracto gastrointestinal diagnosticados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México en el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 al 2009. Se analizaron las características clínico-patológicas y se realizaron cortes de bloques de tejidos embebidos en parafina para reacciones de inmunohistoquímica. La presencia del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB se examinó por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR in situ. De los cinco pacientes, cuatro fueron hombres y una mujer, con una mediana de edad de 29 años. Tres tumores se localizaron en la región anorrectal, uno en colon ascendente y el restante en el estómago. Histológicamente, todos los tumores se caracterizaron por una proliferación difusa de células grandes de aspecto plasmoblástico. Las células neoplásicas fueron CD 138/MUM-1 positivas y CD 20 / PAX-5 negativas. En cuatro pacientes se detectó el genoma del VEB en las células neoplásicas mediante PCR in situ. La mediana de seguimiento fue 18 meses; tres pacientes estaban vivos con enfermedad y dos sobreviven sin evidencias de la neoplasia. El diagnóstico precoz de LP como una entidad clínico-patológica es importante para establecer el tratamiento correcto y mejorar el pronóstico de estos pacientes.

  19. Los tratados internacionales como base de la diplomacia mundial.

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    Larys Leiba Hernández Villalobos

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un análisis sobre las generalidades de los tratados internacionales: regulación jurídica, clasificación, estructura e innovaciones contempladas en la Constitución de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela (CRBV. Las fuentes documentales utilizadas se en marcan dentro del ámbito constitucional, legal y doctrinal. Se concluye que los tratados internacionales constituyen en la era actual, sin lugar a dudas, la «base de la diplomacia mundial», puesto que ayudan a que una sociedad globalizada marcada por intereses contrapuestos en el ámbito económico, político, religioso, militar, cultural, entre otros, pueda convivir conforme a un orden internacional establecido. Además, estos acuerdos contribuyen a lograr el mantenimiento de la paz, el orden público y la re;olución de conflictos internacionales.

  20. Fast integrated intravascular photoacoustic/ultrasound catheter

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    Choi, Changhoon; Cho, Seunghee; Kim, Taehoon; Park, Sungjo; Park, Hyoeun; Kim, Jinmoo; Lee, Seunghoon; Kang, Yeonsu; Jang, Kiyuk; Kim, Chulhong

    2016-03-01

    In cardiology, a vulnerable plaque is considered to be a key subject because it is strongly related to atherosclerosis and acute myocardial infarction. Because conventional intravascular imaging devices exhibit several limitations with regard to vulnerable plaque detection, the need for an effective lipid imaging modality has been continuously suggested. Photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a medical imaging technique with a high level of ultrasound (US) resolution and strong optical contrast. In this study, we successfully developed an integrated intravascular photoacoustic/ultrasound (IV-PAUS) imaging system with a catheter diameter of 1.2 mm for lipid-rich atherosclerosis imaging. An Nd:YAG pulsed laser with an excitation wavelength of 1064 nm was utilized. IV-PAUS offers 5-mm depth penetration and axial and lateral PA imaging resolutions of 94 μm and 203 μm, respectively, as determined by imaging a 6-μm carbon fiber. We initially obtained 3-dimensional (3D) co-registered PA/US images of metal stents. Subsequently, we successfully obtained 3D coregistered PA/US ex vivo images using an iliac artery from a rabbit atherosclerosis model. Accordingly, lipid-rich plaques were sufficiently differentiated from normal tissue in the ex vivo experiment. We validated these findings histologically to confirm the lipid content.

  1. Pulsed liquid microjet for intravascular injection

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    Palanker, Daniel V.; Fletcher, Daniel A.; Miller, Jason; Huie, Philip; Marmor, Michael; Blumenkranz, Mark S.

    2002-06-01

    Occlusions of the retinal veins and arteries are associated with common diseases such as hypertension and arteriosclerosis and usually cause severe and irreversible loss of vision. Treatments for these vascular diseases have been unsatisfactory to date in part because of the difficulty of delivering thrombolytic drugs locally within the eye. In this article we describe a pulsed liquid microjet for minimally invasive intra-vascular drug delivery. The microjet is driven by a vapor bubble following an explosive evaporation of saline, produced by a microsecond-long electric discharge in front of the 25 micrometers electrode inside the micronozzle. Expansion of the transient vapor bubble produces a water jet with a diameter equal to the diameter of the nozzle, and with a velocity and duration that are controlled by the pulse energy. We found that fluid could be injected through the wall of a 60-micrometers -diameter artery in choriallantoic membrane using a 15-micrometers diameter liquid jet traveling at more than 60 m/s. Histological analysis of these arteries showed that the width of the perforation is limited to the diameter of the micronozzle, and the penetration depth of the jet is controlled by the discharge energy. The pulsed liquid microjet offers a promising technique for precise and needle-free intravascular delivery of thrombolytic drugs for localized treatment of retinal vascular occlusions.

  2. Estudo dos efeitos dos fármacos anti-neoplásicos em cães com linfoma e osteossarcoma

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    Gonçalves, Carla Isabel Esteves

    2010-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Medicina Veterinária A utilização da quimioterapia oncológica no tratamento do linfoma canino e do osteossarcoma constitui uma opção terapêutica cada vez mais utilizada com resultados favoráveis. Contudo esta abordagem terapêutica está associada a diversos efeitos adversos em vários parâmetros fisiológicos do animal. Durante este estudo foram sujeitos a tratamento de quimioterapia oncológica 9 cães com linfoma e 3 animais com osteossarcoma. O presente estudo pret...

  3. Linfoma de Hodgkin em baixa faixa etária: relato de dois casos Hodgkin's lymphoma in young children: two cases report

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    Silvia M. Luporini; Maria Pizza; Helena R. M. Silva; Maria Luisa Borsato; Helaine C. Castro; Alessandra C. O. Borges; Roberto A. P. Paes; Paula Bruniera

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    Relato de dois casos de pacientes do sexo masculino com linfoma de Hodgkin (LH) e idades inferiores a 5 anos apresentando linfonodomegalias com evolução de alguns meses e seguimento em nosso serviço. Os estudos imuno-histopatológicos do tumor confirmaram linfoma de Hodgkin, esclerose nodular e positividade para o vírus Epstein-Barr (EBV) em material tumoral, em ambos os casos. Após período de 13 meses em remissão completa houve recidiva em um dos pacientes, mostrando doença agressiva. A análi...

  4. Las reglas de origen en los tratados de libre comercio

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    Marlon Iván Maldonado Narváez

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    Full Text Available La presente revisión de los aspectos del libre comercio y las reglas de origen tiene como propósito hacer una evaluación general de los tratados de libre comercio en el ámbito colombiano, algunas de sus consecuencias y los ele- mentos que los componen, especialmente el referente al tema de las Reglas de Origen. El estudio de las Reglas de Origen, como uno de los aspectos fundamentales de las negociaciones de cualquier tratado de libre comercio, es determinante para entender si con ellas se busca proteger algún sector de la industria, o si por el contrario se establecen de manera abierta para facilitar el libre intercambio. Mediante una breve evaluación del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos, la postura asumida durante las negociaciones y los intereses de ambos países previamente a la firma del acuerdo se hace una valoración de lo riguroso que pueden ser las Reglas de Origen en dicho acuerdo.

  5. Ictericia febril colestásica como forma de presentación de linfoma de Hodgkin

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    Max Schindler

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    Full Text Available La ictericia febril colestásica como forma de presentación de los linfomas de Hodgkin es un cuadro muy infrecuente. Describimos aquí un caso de síndrome febril prolongado asociado a ictericia progresiva, en el que el diagnóstico de la enfermedad se realiza a través de la biopsia hepática, dada la ausencia de afectación ganglionar que caracteriza a esta enfermedad. Destacamos asimismo el cuadro clínico avanzado y el compromiso multisistémico de una enfermedad rápidamente evolutiva.

  6. Education and Propagation of Intravascular Surgery in Okinawa

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    Harakuni, T.; Hyodo, A; Shingaki, T.; Kugai, M.; Kinjyo, T.; Tsuchida, H.; Sugimoto, K.; Yoshii, Y.

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    Okinawa is an island located on the southwest edge of the Japanese Islands in which about 1,300,000 people live, and is an area where self-conclusion type medical treatment is desired. In this area, intravascular surgery was only performed for several cases per year until 1998. From May 1999, intravascular surgery started being performed in earnest, and 140 or more cases of intravascular surgery per year were performed in 2002. In the meantime, various measures for the propagation and develop...

  7. Quinine-Induced Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Firas Abed

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    Full Text Available Every drug comes with some side effect. It is the benefit/risk ratio that determines the medical use of the drug. Quinine, a known antimalarial drug, has been used for nocturnal leg cramps since the 1930s; it is associated with severe life-threatening hematological and cardiovascular side effects. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC, albeit rare, is a known coagulopathy associated with Quinine. It is imperative to inquire about the Quinine intake in medication history in patients with coagulopathy, as most patients still consider it a harmless home remedy for nocturnal leg cramps. In this report, we present a case of coagulopathy in a middle-aged woman, who gave a history of taking Quinine for nocturnal leg cramps, as her home remedy. Early identification of the offending agent led to the diagnosis, prompt discontinuation of the medication, and complete recovery and prevented the future possibility of recurrence.

  8. Ventricular metastasis resulting in disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC complicates up to 7% of malignancies, the commonest solid organ association being adenocarcinoma. Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC has rarely been associated with DIC. Case presentation A 74-year-old woman with TCC bladder and DIC was found to have a cardiac lesion suspicious for metastatic disease. The DIC improved with infusion of plasma and administration of Vitamin K, however the cardiac lesion was deemed inoperable and chemotherapy inappropriate; given the patients functional status. We postulate that direct activation of the coagulation cascade by the intraventricular metastasis probably triggered the coagulopathy in this patient. Conclusion Cardiac metastases should be considered in cancer patients with otherwise unexplained DIC. This may influence treatment choices.

  9. [Disseminated intravascular coagulation: clinical and biological diagnosis].

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    Touaoussa, Aziz; El Youssi, Hind; El Hassani, Imane; Hanouf, Daham; El Bergui, Imane; Zoulati, Ghizlane; Amrani Hassani, Moncef

    2015-01-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by the systemic activation of blood coagulation. Its pathophysiological mechanisms are complex and dependent on the underlying pathology, making the clinical and biological expression of quite variable DIC. Among the various biological parameters disrupted, most are not specific, and none of them allows in itself to make the diagnosis. All this does not facilitate the task of the practitioner for diagnosis of overt DIC, much less that of the non-overt DIC, early stage whose treatment would improve the prognosis. These considerations have led to develop scores, combining several parameters depending on their availability in daily practice, as well as their diagnostic relevance. Of all the scores, the ISTH (International society of thrombosis and hemostasis) remains the most used.

  10. Intravascular Ultrasound Image Segmentation Using Morphological Snakes

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    Hamdi Mohamed Ali

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    Full Text Available From the first use of the technics of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS as an imaging technique for the coronary artery system at the 70th century until now , the segmentation of the arterial wall boundaries still an important problem . Much research has been done to give better segmentation result for better diagnostics , evaluation and therapy planning. In this paper we present a new segmentation technics based on Morphological Snakes which developed by Luis Álvarez used for the first time for IVUS segmentation. It is a simple , fast and stable approach of snakes evolution algorithm. Results are presented and discussed in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach in IVUS segmentation.

  11. Avaliação do efeito da associação do Rituximab ao protocolo de quimioterapia ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina e prednisolona (CHOP) no tratamento de linfomas Não-Hodgkin

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    Fuste, P.; Pereira, C; A Reis; V. Serrano; Caetano, Liliana Aranha; Costa, Ana Margarida

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    O protocolo de quimioterapia ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina e prednisolona (CHOP) e, posteriormente, rituximab, ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina e prednisolona (RCHOP) têm sido utilizados como terapêutica em Linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH) como o Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B (LDGCB) e o Linfoma Folicular (LF). O LDGCB constitui o tipo de LNH mais frequente, com uma incidência de 40% e o LF representa cerca de 25% de todos os LNH-B. O anticorpo monoclonal rituximab foi ...

  12. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in burn injury.

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    Lippi, Giuseppe; Ippolito, Luigi; Cervellin, Gianfranco

    2010-06-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a complex and multifaceted disorder characterized by the activation of coagulation and fibrinolytic pathways, consumption of coagulation factors, and depletion of coagulation regulatory proteins. The introduction into the circulation of cellular debris characterized by strong thromboplastic activity due to tissue factor exposition or release (in or from burned tissues), which can thereby activate extrinsic pathway of coagulation system and trigger massive thrombin generation when present in sufficient concentration, represents the most plausible biological explanation to support the development of intravascular coagulation in patients with burn injury. Severe burns left untreated might also lead to an immunological and inflammatory response (activation of the complement cascade), which can amplify fibrinolysis and blood clotting. Overall, the real prevalence of DIC in patients with burns is as yet unclear. Postmortem, retrospective, and even longitudinal investigations are in fact biased by several factors, such as the objective difficulty to establish whether DIC might have occurred as a primary complication of burns or rather as a consequence of other superimposed pathologies (e.g., sepsis, multiple organ failure), the different diagnostic criteria for assessing DIC, and the heterogeneity of the patient samples studied. Nevertheless, the current scientific evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that biochemical changes suggestive for DIC (hypercoagulability, hypo- and hyperfibrinolysis) are commonplace in patients with burn trauma, and their severity increases exponentially with the severity of injury. Overt DIC seems to occur especially in critically ill burn patients or in those with severe burns (up to third degree) and large involvement of body surface area, in whom an appropriate therapy might be effective to prevent the otherwise fulminant course. Although early prophylaxis with antithrombin concentrates

  13. Primary MALT lymphomas of the stomach: A pathological study of 18 cases Linfomas gástricos primarios tipo MALT: un estudio patológico de 18 casos

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    I. Venizelos

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    . Material y métodos: se analizó una cohorte de 18 pacientes. Diez huéspedes tenían linfoma gástrico de tipo MALT y se trataron con resección gástrica como tratamiento inicial. Ocho recibieron antibióticos frente a Helicobacter pylori como tratamiento inicial. En los 18 pacientes se evaluaron la presencia de Helicobacter pylori, los hallazgos endoscópicos y los rasgos patológicos. Se realizó una inmunohistoquímica para valorar el bcl-2 y el p53. Resultados: los pacientes con linfoma MALT de grado bajo: a dieron positivo a Helicobacter pylori (5 de 5; b tenían una lesión superficial (5 de 5; c no tenían afectados los ganglios linfáticos (5 de 5; y d se estadificaron a la baja por comparación con los pacientes con tumores de grado alto. El bcl-2 fue positivo en 4 de los 5 tumores de grado bajo y el p53 fue positivo en 12 de 13 de los de grado alto. El estudio de los pacientes durante un seguimiento de 5 años (n = 18 reveló que todos los tumores menos uno de grado bajo siguieron siendo superficiales sin progresión. Estos tumores eran bcl-2+/p53-, mientras que el único con inmunofenotipo bcl-2+/p53+ progresó hasta convertirse en un tumor de bajo grado ulcerado tras la desaparición de Helicobacter pylori. Se observó una regresión completa en 6 de los 8 pacientes del grupo no tratado con cirugía (n = 8 tras la erradicación de Helicobacter pylori. Estos tumores eran superficiales, de bajo grado, con ganglios negativos y bcl-2+/p53 no concluyente (n = 2; superficiales, de bajo grado, con ganglios negativos y bcl-2+/p53- (n = 2, y ulcerativos, de grado alto, con ganglios negativos y bcl-2+/p53- (n = 2. Los dos tumores persistentes eran ulcerativos, de grado alto con ganglios negativos y bcl-2+/p53+. Conclusión: el linfoma gástrico de tipo MALT, Helicobacter pylori-positivo, superficial, de grado bajo y bcl-2+/p53- desaparece tras la erradicación de Helicobacter pylori.

  14. Linfoma tonsilar em crianças com assimetria tonsilar Linfoma tonsilar en niños con asimetría tonsilar Tonsillar lymphoma in children with unilateral tonsillar enlargement

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    Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Demonstrar a importância do exame físico com ênfase nas alterações das tonsilas palatinas (TP e na anamnese direcionada para a identificação precoce de pacientes com linfoma de TP. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Caso 1 - Menina de cinco anos com voz abafada, observada pela mãe, e "sensação de algo estranho na garganta" há duas semanas. Foi atendida em outro serviço no início do quadro, sendo medicada com amoxicilina, sem melhora. Apresentava aumento importante da TP direita com superfície lisa e ausência de criptas. Após cirurgia, foi confirmado o diagnóstico de linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH. Na investigação também foi identificado acometimento dos linfonodos mesentéricos pelo linfoma. Caso 2 - Menina de 11 anos procurou o pronto-socorro para investigar nódulo em TP esquerda, indolor, de crescimento progressivo há um ano, sem outras queixas. Já havia passado por consultas médicas anteriores, não tendo sido valorizada a queixa da paciente. A TP esquerda encontrava-se aumentada, ultrapassando a linha média e com nódulo no polo superior. Também foi diagnosticado LNH após exame anatomopatológico. COMENTÁRIOS: Um exame minucioso da cavidade oral e do pescoço é essencial para identificar alterações suspeitas de linfoma tonsilar. Pacientes com assimetria tonsilar e outros achados sugestivos de malignidade devem ser submetidos à tonsilectomia.OBJETIVO: Demostrar la importancia de un examen físico con énfasis en las alteraciones de las tonsilas palatinas (TP y en la anamnesis dirigida a la identificación temprana de pacientes con linfoma de TP. DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CASO: Caso 1 - Niña de cinco años, con voz velada, observada por la madre, y «sensación de algo extraño en la garganta» hace dos semanas. Fue atendida en otro servicio en el inicio del cuadro, siendo medicada con amoxicilina, sin mejora. Presentaba aumento importante de la TP derecha con superficie lisa y ausencia de criptas. Después de la cirugía, se

  15. Infiltración meningea por leucemia a celulas plasmáticas y por linfoma no Hodgkin: estudio citomorfologico en el liquido cefalo-raquideo

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    Arnaldo Tabares Olives

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    Full Text Available Son presentadas las características citomorfológicas anormales encontradas en el LCR de dos pacientes, uno de ellos sufriendo de leucemia aguda a células plasmáticas y otro de linfoma mixto no Hodgkin. Se enfatiza la importancia del estudio del LCR en estas patologias.

  16. Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity Linfoma difuso de grandes células B primário de boca

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    Bruno Correia Jham

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    Full Text Available Lymphomas arising within the oral cavity account for only 3.5% of all oral malignancies. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype characterized by diffuse proliferation of large neoplastic B lymphoid cells. This paper reports a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma affecting the oral cavity of a Brazilian woman, along with its clinical, microscopical, immunohistochemical, and molecular features.Linfomas correspondem a 3,5% de todos os casos de lesões malignas de boca. O linfoma difuso de grandes células B é um subtipo de linfoma não-Hodgkin caracterizado pela proliferação difusa de células linfóides B. Este artigo relata um caso de linfoma difuso de grandes células B localizado na cavidade bucal de uma mulher brasileira, incluindo os achados clínicos, microscópicos, imuno-histoquímicos e moleculares.

  17. El Tratado de Lisboa (Un juego de espejos rotos

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    Juan Manuel de Faramiñán Gilbert

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    Full Text Available El fracaso del Tratado por el que se establece una Constitución para Europa produjo un periodo de incertidumbre y perplejidad del que ha costado mucho sobreponerse. Por un momento, todo parecía resquebrajarse y se tuvo la sensación de que la imagen de unidad en la diversidad, que con tanta dificultad se había forjado, se partía hecha añicoscomo un espejo roto. No obstante, como en un “juego de espejos rotos”, el ideal europeísta se ha ido recomponiendo con un gran esfuerzo, dando lugar a un texto, el Tratado de Lisboa, que encierra una solución de compromiso con el fin de saldar la crisis cuando el futuro de la Unión Europea parecía oscurecerse. Como en los poemas de Alejandra Pizarnik, “cuando el palacio de la noche encierra su hermosura, pulsaremos los espejos hasta que nuestros rostros canten como ídolos” y, así fue como con un esfuerzo milimetrado se ha ido recomponiendo este rompecabezas de cristales con el fin de que en él se refleje, otra vez, la ansiada imagen global. Como se señala enPreámbulo del Tratado de Lisboa, deberemos estar resueltos a salvar una nueva etapa en proceso de integración europea y habrá que recordar “la importancia histórica de que la división del continente europeo haya tocado a su fin y la necesidad de sentar unas bases firmes para la construcción de la futura Europa”.

  18. El Tratado de Asunción y el Mercosur

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    Full Text Available Texto de la conferencia pronunciada por el Embajador Dr. Miguel Berthet -Director de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales Y de Comercio Exterior de los Ministerios'de Relaciones Exteriores y de Economía y Finaszas- en nuestra Facultad. el 25 de abril de 1991, explicando el significado y alcance del Tratado de Asunción. ,suscrito pocos dias antes de esta exposición. La conferencia estuvo principalmente orientada a dar nociones básicas para los estudiantes

  19. El Tratado De Dilectione Dei de Balduino de Ford

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    Figura relevante de la Orden del Císter, Balduino de Ford es un autor que se distingue por la originalidad de su espiritualidad. Su tratado De dilectione Dei es una meditación sobre el Primer Mandamiento, que nos invita a amar a Dios "con todo el corazón en sus beneficios, con toda el alma en sus promesas, con todas las fuerzas en sus juicios y con toda la mente en sus preceptos". Su reflexión, nutrida de la Biblia y expresada en un lenguaje marcado por la retórica latina, insiste en que el a...

  20. Epidemiología y patología de la leucemia/linfoma de células T del adulto en Cali y el suroccidente colombiano.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Este estudio se realizó con el fin de obtener un acercamiento con la epidemiología geográfica de las neoplasias linfoide en Cali y el suroccidente colombiano, con atención especial en la leucemia linfoma de células T del adulto. Materiales y métodos: Se utilizó información del Registro Poblacional de Cáncer de Cali, de las personas con linfoma no Hodgkin y leucemia linfoides entre 1987 y 1996 procedentes de la costa pacífica. Se obtuvo material incluido en parafina de los pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin del departamento de Patología, del Hospital Universitario del Valle, con el próposito de investigar secuencias provirales para HTLV-I usando técnicas biomoleculares. Además, se obtuvieron muestras de sangre de voluntarios nativos de Tumaco que representan niveles socioecónomicos bajo, medio y alto, y se analizaron para anticuerpos contra HTLV-I/II con una prueba de imunoabsorción ligada con enzimas (ELISA, Abbott® y confirmados por Western blot. Resultados: La tasa de incidencia global para linfoma no Hodgkin es al menos dos veces mayor para leucemias en ambos sexos y no ha mostrado cambios notables, mientras la leucemia linfoide ha aumentado en ambos sexos, de manera más notoria en mujeres. La tasa de incidencia para linfoma no Hodgkin aumenta con la edad en ambos sexos. Cinco de 75 casos de linfoma fueron positivos para secuencia de HTLV-I por PCR, en los especímenes tisulares y ninguno de los pacientes tenía prueba serológica para HTLV; 18 (5.1% de las 356 personas fueron positivas serológicamente para anticuerpos contra el HTLV-I muestreadas en Tumaco. Conclusiones: Varios casos de ATL pueden pasar desapercibidos en pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin en quienes la asociación no había sido sospechada. La seroprevalencia de HTLV-I en Tumaco es más alta en mujeres. Merece la pena continuar investigando la intercurrencia con infecciones u otros factores medioambientales que facilitarían una progresión r

  1. LINFOMAS PULMONARES: CORRELAÇÃO DA TOMOGRAFIA COMPUTADORIZADA DE ALTA RESOLUÇÃO COM A ANATOMOPATOLOGIA

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    Marchiori Edson

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são descritos os aspectos tomográficos de alta resolução dos linfomas pulmonares e feita correlação com os achados anatomopatológicos. Com este objetivo, foram revisados as tomografias computadorizadas de alta resolução do tórax e os dados histopatológicos de dez pacientes com diagnóstico confirmado de linfoma não-Hodgkin ou de doença de Hodgkin. Os resultados obtidos foram confrontados com os descritos na literatura. Os achados radiológicos mais comumente vistos neste estudo foram as consolidações parenquimatosas, localizadas, com broncogramas aéreos de permeio (n = 8. Em menor freqüência, foram encontrados múltiplos nódulos parenquimatosos (n = 4, espessamento peribroncovascular (n = 3 e opacidades em vidro fosco (n = 2. Na correlação com a anatomia patológica, as consolidações corresponderam a preenchimento alveolar por células neoplásicas, o espessamento peribroncovascular se deveu a infiltração das bainhas peribroncovasculares por células linfomatosas e a atenuação em vidro fosco se associou com infiltração dos septos alveolares por tais células.

  2. Tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin após falha do transplante autólogo Treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma after failure of autologous stem cell transplant

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    Fernanda M. Santos

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma de Hodgkin (LH é uma neoplasia do tecido linfóide de excelente prognóstico, porém, aproximadamente 15% dos pacientes em estádios precoces e 35% dos em estádios avançados progridem após o tratamento inicial. O transplante autólogo de medula óssea ou de células-tronco periféricas (ATMO é o tratamento de escolha nesses casos. Nosso estudo tem como objetivo avaliar o tipo de tratamento utilizado, a taxa de resposta e a sobrevida de pacientes recidivados ou refratários ao ATMO. De 38 pacientes com LH submetidos a ATMO entre abril de 1996 e novembro de 2005, foram avaliados 17 que apresentaram recidiva/refratariedade ao ATMO. Nesses casos, o tratamento de resgate foi individualizado, a depender das condições clínicas de cada um, sendo constituído usualmente de drogas citotóxicas não utilizadas previamente. Após o ATMO, dez (59% dos 17 pacientes obtiveram remissão completa, um (6% remissão parcial e seis (35% foram refratários. Em 14 dos 17 pacientes foi instituída quimioterapia de resgate com diversos esquemas no momento da recidiva/refratariedade após ATMO; um paciente foi tratado com radioterapia exclusiva e dois foram a óbito antes de qualquer terapia. Observamos uma taxa de resposta global de 57,4% (IC95%: 23,2 - 90,7%. A mediana da sobrevida livre de progressão foi de 19 meses e a mediana de sobrevida global foi de 32 meses. Apesar do LH recidivado/refratário ao ATMO não ser curável com os quimioterápicos atualmente disponíveis, os pacientes apresentaram longa sobrevida, com freqüentes exacerbações da doença.Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL is a lymphoid malignancy with excellent prognosis, however nearly 15% of the patients in early stages and 35% in advanced stages have progressive disease after initial treatment. Autologous bone marrow or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (ABMT are the treatments of choice in these cases. This report presents the therapeutic approach and the outcome of HL patients who

  3. Do current indications for surgery of primary gastric lymphoma exist? ¿Existen indicaciones actuales para la cirugía en el linfoma gástrico?

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    J. C. Rodríguez-Sanjuán

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to analyze the results of our series in order to assess whether surgical excision is still a valid therapeutic option in case the patient needs surgery. Secondarily, to analyze Helicobacter pylori infection rate. Patients and method: a retrospective study of 69 consecutive patients having stage IE-IIE primary gastric lymphoma; of these, 65 were treated by gastrectomy between 1974 and 1999. Mean age: 62.6 years (28-85. New staining of paraffin-embedded samples from the surgical specimen were carried out (hematoxiline-eosine, Giemsa, immunohistochemistry and reviewed. The histological classification was performed according to Isaacson's criteria. The statistical analysis was done by Chi-squared and Fisher's exact tests, as well as Kaplan-Meier and Log-Rank tests. Results: mortality was 9.2%. There were non-fatal complications in 10.8%. Helicobacter pylori was identified in 62.7%. Seven patients (11.9% suffered a relapse. The 5-year survival probability was 87%. The statistical analysis did not show any influences of Ann Arbor stage, gastric wall invasion, Helicobacter pylori infection, histological type, or margin resection involvement on survival. Conclusions: surgical excision provides a high rate of complete remissions and excellent long-term survival with acceptable mortality. Therefore it appears to be a valid treatment in case of emergency surgery, incidental finding, or lack of histological diagnosis.Objetivo: analizar los resultados de nuestra serie a fin de establecer si la extirpación quirúrgica continúa siendo una opción terapéutica válida para las situaciones en las que pudiera precisarse cirugía. Como objetivo secundario, analizar la prevalencia de infección por Helicobacter pylori. Pacientes y método: estudio retrospectivo de 69 pacientes consecutivos diagnosticados de linfoma gástrico primario, en estadio I E y II E de Ann Arbor, 65 de los cuales fueron tratados mediante gastrectomía entre 1974 y 1999. Edad

  4. Estratificação de risco em linfoma difuso de grandes células B Risk stratification of large B-cell lymphomas

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    Abrahão E. Hallack Neto

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB é uma entidade clínico-patológica heterogênea que corresponde de 30% a 35% dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin (LNH. É considerado como agressivo porque a sobrevida é curta na ausência de tratamento adequado. Desde 1993 o tratamento deste linfoma passou a ser direcionado pelo índice internacional de prognóstico (IPI validado em vários estudos. Entretanto, diante das diferentes respostas à mesma terapêutica para pacientes de mesmo IPI houve necessidade de se instituírem novos marcadores de prognóstico para pacientes com LDGCB. Com os avanços do conhecimento biológico destes linfomas, outras variáveis começam a ser utilizadas na estratificação de risco destes linfomas. Nesta revisão abordamos os principais marcadores biológicos utilizados como fatores de prognóstico para o tratamento de pacientes com LDGCB.Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous clinical pathological entity which accounts for about 30% to 35% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases. It is considered to be aggressive due to the patient's short survival time when incorrect treatment is provided. Since 1993, treatment has been carried out according to IPI, which has been validated in several studies. However, since there are different responses from patients with the same IPI submitted to similar therapies, new prognostic markers are needed for these patients. As the biological nature of such lymphomas is becoming better known, other variables are starting to be used in order to stratify risk. In this review we will approach the key biological markers used as prognostic factors to treat diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma patients.

  5. tratados internacionales en América Latina

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    Víctor Bazán

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo el autor analiza las soluciones que, desde el plano de las respectivas normativas constitucionales, ofrece el derecho comparado de algunos países latinoamericanos en relación con la problemática del control de constitucionalidad de los tratados y convenios internacionales. En el trabajo se postula fundamentalmente que dicho contralor de constitucionalidad debe ser previo y obligatorio, en orden a prevenir contradicciones o disturbios normativos ad intra e intensificar, así, la búsqueda de la preservación de la supremacía constitucional; coadyuvar al mantenimiento de la coherencia y lógica del sistema de fuentes, y evitar la vinculación jurídica del Estado correspondiente en el ámbito internacional sin proceder, previamente, a las adecuaciones normativas pertinentes o, en su caso, a desistir de la aprobación del tratado o a concretarla con reservas, pues –entre diversos aspectos de la cuestión– la responsabilidad internacional del Estado está en juego.

  6. Intravascular probe for detection of vulnerable plaque

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    Patt, Bradley E.; Iwanczyk, Jan S.; MacDonald, Lawrence R.; Yamaguchi, Yuko; Tull, Carolyn R.; Janecek, Martin; Hoffman, Edward J.; Strauss, H. William; Tsugita, Ross; Ghazarossian, Vartan

    2001-12-01

    Coronary angiography is unable to define the status of the atheroma, and only measures the luminal dimensions of the blood vessel, without providing information about plaque content. Up to 70% of heart attacks are caused by minimally obstructive vulnerable plaques, which are too small to be detected adequately by angiography. We have developed an intravascular imaging detector to identify vulnerable coronary artery plaques. The detector works by sensing beta or conversion electron radiotracer emissions from plaque-binding radiotracers. The device overcomes the technical constraints of size, sensitivity and conformance to the intravascular environment. The detector at the distal end of the catheter uses six 7mm long by 0.5mm diameter scintillation fibers coupled to 1.5m long plastic fibers. The fibers are offset from each other longitudinally by 6mm and arranged spirally around a guide wire in the catheter. At the proximal end of the catheter the optical fibers are coupled to an interface box with a snap on connector. The interface box contains a position sensitive photomultiplier tube (PSPMT) to decode the individual fibers. The whole detector assembly fits into an 8-French (2.7 mm in diameter) catheter. The PSPMT image is further decoded with software to give a linear image, the total instantaneous count rate and an audio output whose tone corresponds to the count rate. The device was tested with F-18 and Tl-204 sources. Spectrometric response, spatial resolution, sensitivity and beta to background ratio were measured. System resolution is 6 mm and the sensitivity is >500 cps / micrometers Ci when the source is 1 mm from the detector. The beta to background ratio was 11.2 for F-18 measured on a single fiber. The current device will lead to a system allowing imaging of labeled vulnerable plaque in coronary arteries. This type of signature is expected to enable targeted and cost effective therapies to prevent acute coronary artery diseases such as: unstable angina

  7. Cardiac phase detection in intravascular ultrasound images

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    Matsumoto, Monica M. S.; Lemos, Pedro Alves; Yoneyama, Takashi; Furuie, Sergio Shiguemi

    2008-03-01

    Image gating is related to image modalities that involve quasi-periodic moving organs. Therefore, during intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examination, there is cardiac movement interference. In this paper, we aim to obtain IVUS gated images based on the images themselves. This would allow the reconstruction of 3D coronaries with temporal accuracy for any cardiac phase, which is an advantage over the ECG-gated acquisition that shows a single one. It is also important for retrospective studies, as in existing IVUS databases there are no additional reference signals (ECG). From the images, we calculated signals based on average intensity (AI), and, from consecutive frames, average intensity difference (AID), cross-correlation coefficient (CC) and mutual information (MI). The process includes a wavelet-based filter step and ascendant zero-cross detection in order to obtain the phase information. Firstly, we tested 90 simulated sequences with 1025 frames each. Our method was able to achieve more than 95.0% of true positives and less than 2.3% of false positives ratio, for all signals. Afterwards, we tested in a real examination, with 897 frames and ECG as gold-standard. We achieved 97.4% of true positives (CC and MI), and 2.5% of false positives. For future works, methodology should be tested in wider range of IVUS examinations.

  8. Laboratory testing in disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Favaloro, Emmanuel J

    2010-06-01

    The diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) relies on clinical signs and symptoms, identification of the underlying disease, the results of laboratory testing, and differentiation from other pathologies. The clinical features mainly depend on the underlying cause of the DIC. The laboratory diagnosis of DIC uses a combination of tests because no single test result alone can firmly establish or rule out the diagnosis. Global tests of hemostasis may initially provide evidence of coagulation activation and later in the process provide evidence of consumption of coagulation factors, but their individual diagnostic efficiency is limited. Fibrinolytic markers, in particular D-dimer, are reflective of activation of both coagulation and fibrinolysis, so that a normal finding can be useful for ruling-out DIC. Decreased levels of the natural anticoagulants (in particular, antithrombin and protein C) are frequently observed in patients with DIC, but their measurement is not normally incorporated into standard diagnostic algorithms. New tests are being explored for utility in DIC, and some additional tests may be useful on a case-by-case basis, depending on the proposed cause of the DIC or their local availability. For example, clot waveform analysis is useful but currently limited to a single instrument. Also, procalcitonin is an inflammatory biomarker that may be useful within the context of septic DIC, and activated factor X clotting time is an emerging test of procoagulant phospholipids that also seems to hold promise in DIC.

  9. Toward a Continuous Intravascular Glucose Monitoring System

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    Pedro Irazoqui

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Proof-of-concept studies that display the potential of using a glucose-sensitive hydrogel as a continuous glucose sensor are presented. The swelling ratio, porosity, and diffusivity of the hydrogel increased with glucose concentration. In glucose solutions of 50, 100, 200, and 300 mg/dL, the hydrogel swelling ratios were 4.9, 12.3, 15.9, and 21.7, respectively, and the swelling was reversible. The impedance across the hydrogel depended solely on the thickness and had an average increase of 47 W/mm. The hydrogels exposed to a hyperglycemic solution were more porous than the hydrogels exposed to a normal glycemic solution. The diffusivity of 390 Da MW fluorescein isothiocyanate in hydrogels exposed to normal and hyperglycemic solutions was examined using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching and was found to be 9.3 × 10−14 and 41.4 × 10−14 m2/s, respectively, compared to 6.2 × 10−10 m2/s in glucose solution. There was no significant difference between the permeability of hydrogels in normal and hyperglycemic glucose solutions with averages being 5.26 × 10−17 m2 and 5.80 × 10−17 m2, respectively, which resembles 2–4% agarose gels. A prototype design is presented for continuous intravascular glucose monitoring by attaching a glucose sensor to an FDA-approved stent.

  10. A quality management program in intravascular brachytherapy.

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    Chakri, Abderrahim; Thomadsen, Bruce

    2002-12-01

    While simple, intravascular brachytherapy (IVB) presents a considerable potential for harm to the patient. The medical physicist maintains the responsibility to minimize the likelihood of operational problems or dosimetric errors. The principals for safe operation remain the same as with any radiotherapy treatment: to deliver the correct dose, to the correct location, safety. To develop an effective and comprehensive quality management (QM) program for IVB, a physicist should utilize proven risk assessment techniques rather than simply thinking of things to check, and follow guidances such as ISO9001:2000. The proposed QM program includes the following: Procedures designed to assure the safety of the patient. Identification of the patient; tests of the integrity and patency for the delivery catheter, operation of the source train, and patency of the catheter in the treatment position; a check for recovery preparations; and verification of source recovery. Procedures to assure positional accuracy of the treatment: Verification of the positioning the catheter in the artery and of the sources in the catheter. Procedures to assure dosimetry accuracy: Acceptance testing of the device, including verification of the source strength and uniformity, and of the treatment duration tables; verification of the treatment prescription and duration for each patient; and control measures that minimize the likelihood of errors removing the source at the correct time. PMID:12512720

  11. El tratado de Derecho Administrativo del Profesor Rodolfo Carlos Barra

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    Daniel Hugo Martins

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    Full Text Available En el "Tratado" cuyos primeros dos tomos han sido públicados recientemente, Barra se propone aplicar la "tesis cuatripartita" al derecho administrativo, con base en la "filosofía perenne" y la interpretación tomista del derecho."Este trabajo -dice- propugna la sistematización y mediatización del Derecho Administrativo, como rama del derecho público que garantiza el cumplimiento del acto justo en las relaciones de justicia distributiva y está referido a la regulación de la relación jurídica Estado (Administración Pública - administrado"

  12. Linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 anos de edad. Reporte de un caso

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    Andrea Fargier Paoli

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    Full Text Available Los linfomas representan una pequeña fracción de todas las neoplasias malignas de páncreas, siendo inferior al 1 o 2%, y es aún más extremadamente extraño en individuos menores de 35 años, por lo que presentamos caso de linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 años de edad, que presentó ictericia y dolor abdominal, como única sintomatología. El ultrasonido abdominal solo reportó litiasis biliar mixta, por lo que se programó cirugía electiva para colecistectomía y exploración biliar. El hallazgo intraoperatorio inesperadamente indicó una tumoración a nivel de cabeza del páncreas, y se procedió a realizar una biopsia de la lesión, colecistectomía e inserción de tubo de Kher en la vía biliar principal, ante la imposibilidad de manejo endoscópico posterior con endoprotesis. Adicionalmente, se inicio un protocolo de estudio postoperatorio, hacia la búsqueda de marcadores tumorales y tomografía axial computarizada (TAC abdomino-pélvica, esta última evidenció tumoración en cabeza de páncreas sin infiltración a órganos vecinos o estructuras vasculares. El estudio histopatológico mostro un linfoma de páncreas, por lo que se complementaron los estudios de extensión e inició tratamiento a base de quimioterapia. En la actualidad tiene 6 meses de tratamiento con adecuada respuesta al mismo, dada por una disminución en el tamaño del tumor corroborada por tomografía y desaparición de la ictericia. Debido a los pocos casos reportados de linfoma primario de páncreas en individuos menores de 35 años, decidimos reportar este caso a fin evidenciar la importancia de un diagnóstico preoperatorio correcto, para evitar terapéuticas inadecuadas. Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 year-old patient. A case report Abstract Pancreatic lymphomas is a rare (less than 1-2% pancreatic malignant neoplasms, but is extremely rare in under 35 yearsold. A rare case of Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 years old patient is

  13. Contribuição da medicina nuclear para a avaliação dos linfomas

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    Sapienza Marcelo T.

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    Full Text Available A medicina nuclear permite a caracterização funcional de tecidos, acrescentando dados à avaliação anatômica realizada por outros métodos de imagem, como a tomografia computadorizada, ressonância magnética ou ultra-som. Além do diagnóstico e estadiamento, as informações funcionais fornecidas pela medicina nuclear são particularmente úteis no seguimento e avaliação de resposta terapêutica dos pacientes com linfoma. A presença de massa residual após quimioterapia ou a infiltração de linfonodos de pequenas dimensões são exemplos de situações nas quais a avaliação isolada de características anatômicas é insuficiente. Os principais métodos utilizados são a cintilografia com gálio-67, traçador com alta afinidade por transferrina e receptores de ferro, e os estudos com flúor-deoxiglicose, emissor de pósitron que permite a caracterização do metabolismo de glicose nos tecidos. Outros traçadores, como o tálio-201, sestamibi-Tc99m e octreotide-In111, também são utilizados em menor escala na avaliação dos pacientes com linfoma. Os mecanismos de captação, principais indicações dos estudos, limitações e resultados de literatura serão revistos.

  14. The Present Situation on Disseminated Intravascular. Coagulation Studies

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    刘泽霖

    2001-01-01

    @@ DIC is not a clinical entity in itself. Instead, it always occurs secondary to a broad spectrum of various diseases. DIC may be defined as an acquired syndrome characterized by the activation of intravascular coagulation up to intravascular fibrin formation. Although the trigger for the activation of the coagulation system may vary depending on the underlying condition, it is usually mediated by several cytokines. Thrombin generation proceeds via the (extrinsic) tissue factor/factor Ⅶ a route and simultaneous depression of inhibitory mechanisms, such as the protein C and protein S system. In addition, impaired fibrin degradation, dur to high circulating levels of PAI-1, contributes to enhanced introvascular fibrin deposition.

  15. Current concepts in the management of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Thachil, Jecko; Toh, Cheng Hock

    2012-04-01

    Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation is a clinicopathological syndrome where widespread intravascular coagulation occurs in response to an inciting process. The pathophysiology for this disorder is complex with an important role for thrombin, the central regulator of the coagulation process. Since the clinical spectrum of DIC is variable due to its dynamic nature, the laboratory diagnosis should ideally be not based on a single marker or an isolated set of results. The treatment should primary focus on the management of the underlying triggering condition with blood products used as resuscitative measures. Newer therapeutic modalities have been recently tried with success although the management of DIC still remains a major challenge.

  16. Linfoma de Burkitt primario de la cavidad oral en una paciente con sida. Reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Marcelo Corti

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    Full Text Available Los linfomas no Hodgkin (LNH son un grupo heterogéneo de enfermedades linfoproliferativas con elevada prevalencia en pacientes infectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH. La inmunodeficiencia asociada al sida predispone al desarrollo de LNH, incluyendo el linfoma de Burkitt (LB. El LB es un subtipo infrecuente y agresivo de LNH con elevada frecuencia en pacientes con sida. Se asocia a una alta tasa de replicación celular (determinada por el índice Ki67 y con alta frecuencia de compromiso extranodal como forma de presentación clínica de la neoplasia. Se presenta una paciente con sida que desarrolló un LB primario de la cavidad oral y se realiza una revisión de la literatura sobre el tema.

  17. Primary liver AIDS-related lympoma Linfoma não-Hodgkin primário do fígado em paciente com SIDA

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    María Florencia Villafañe

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL are the second most frequent malignancies in AIDS patients. The majority of NHL associated with AIDS involves extranodal sites, especially the digestive tract and the central nervous system. Primary liver lymphoma (PLL is an uncommon neoplasm among these patients. Ultrasonography and computed tomography scans may be helpful in the diagnosis of focal hepatic lymphoma. Image-guided fine-needle biopsy with histopathology of the liver lesions is the gold standard for the diagnosis of hepatic lymphoma. We report a case of PLL as the initial manifestation of AIDS in a patient without any previous infection by hepatitis C or B virus, presented as multiple and large hepatic masses.Os linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH são as segundas neoplasias mais freqüentes nos pacientes com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida (SIDA. A maioria dos LNH associados à AIDS envolvem locais extra-ganglionares, especialmente o trato digestivo e o sistema nervoso central. O linfoma não-Hodgkin primário do fígado (LPF é uma neoplasia incomum nestes pacientes. A ultrassonografia (US e a tomografia computadorizada (TC podem ser úteis no diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin hepático apresentando-se como lesões multifocais. A biópsia com agulha fina guiada por imagens (US, TC juntamente com a histopatologia das lesões do fígado constitui o padrão-ouro para o diagnóstico de linfoma hepático. Este trabalho relata um caso de LPF como manifestação inicial de AIDS em um paciente sem infecção prévia pelo vírus da hepatite C e B, que se apresentou como massas hepáticas múltiplas e de grandes dimensões.

  18. Significado prognóstico dos graus histológicos do linfoma de Hodgkin do tipo esclerose nodular Prognostic significance of histopathological grading of nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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    Luís Fernando Pracchia

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A esclerose nodular (EN, do tipo histológico freqüente do linfoma de Hodgkin (LH, apresenta grande variabilidade em sua composição celular. Na década de 80, pesquisadores do British National Lymphoma Investigation (BNLI propuseram uma subclassificação histológica do LH EN. Eles identificaram dois graus histológicos - o LH EN grau I (LH EN I e o LH EN grau II (LH EN II - e demonstraram que os portadores de LH EN II apresentavam menor sobrevida em comparação aos portadores de LH EN I. Outros estudos, entretanto, não reproduziram esses achados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o significado prognóstico da graduação histológica proposta pelo BNLI. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo que incluiu 69 casos de LH EN. Mais de 90% dos casos foram tratados com terapia combinada ou quimioterapia exclusiva, não havendo diferença no tipo de tratamento oferecido a depender do grau histológico. RESULTADOS: Trinta e cinco casos (51% foram classificados com EN I e 34 (49% como EN II. Não observamos diferenças na distribuição de outros fatores prognósticos entre os portadores dos dois graus. Remissão completa após o tratamento inicial foi obtida em 85,7% dos casos de EN I e em 82,4% dos casos de EN II (p = 0,75. A probabilidade estimada de sobrevida global em cinco anos foi de 67% para EN I e de 83,5% para EN II (p = 0,13 e a taxa de sobrevida livre de doença em cinco anos foi de 85,2% versus 87%, respectivamente (p = 0,72. CONCLUSÃO: Nesta população de pacientes uniformemente tratados a graduação histológica BNLI não esteve associada com o prognóstico do LH EN.BACKGROUND: Nodular sclerosis (NS, a frequent histological subtype of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL, presents great variability in its cellular composition. In the 80's, researchers of the British National Lymphoma Investigation (BNLI proposed a histological-based subclassification for NS HL. They identified two histological grades - NS HL grade I (NS HL I and NS HL grade

  19. Validation of quantitative analysis of intravascular ultrasound images

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    L. Wenguang; W.J. Gussenhoven (Wilhelmina Johanna); Y. Zhong; S.H.K. The (Salem); C. di Mario (Carlo); G.S. Madretsma (Guno); F. v. Egmond (F.); P.J. de Feyter (Pim); H. Pieterman; H. v. Urk (H.); H. Rijsterborgh (Hans); N. Bom (Klaas)

    1991-01-01

    textabstractThis study investigated the accuracy and reproducibility of a computer-aided method for quantification of intravascular ultrasound. The computer analysis system was developed on an IBM compatible PC/AT equipped with a framegrabber. The quantitative assessment of lumen area, lesion area a

  20. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in malaria: A case report

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    Laltanpuii Sailo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC is seen in <5% of patients with severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria and is more common in cerebral malaria. Here, we report the diagnosis and management of a case of severe P. falciparum malaria with DIC.

  1. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in dengue:a brief review

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    Viroj Wiwanitkit

    2009-01-01

    Dengue infection is an arboviral infection with a very high prevalence in tropical Southeast Asia.This infection presents as a clinical illness comprising of very high fever with several hematologic aberrations.In this article, the author briefly reviewed the report on disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC),a severe complica-tion,in dengue.

  2. A Prognostic Dilemma of Basal Cell Carcinoma with Intravascular Invasion

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    Niumsawatt, Vachara; Castley, Andrew

    2016-01-01

    Summary: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common malignancy; however, it very rarely metastasizes. Despite the low mortality caused by this cancer, once it spreads, it has dim prognosis. We report a case of basal cell carcinoma with rare intravascular invasion and review the literature for risk factors and management of metastasis.

  3. Deformable templates for plaque thickness estimation of intravascular ultrasound sequences

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    Escolano Ruiz, Francisco; Cazorla Quevedo, Miguel Ángel; Gallardo López, Domingo; Rizo Aldeguer, Ramón

    1997-01-01

    Deformable Template models are first applied to estimate the wall of coronary arteries in intravascular ultrasound sequences. Two circular templates (inner and outer) are used to localize and track an image zone that contains the atheroma plaque. Moreover robust wall thickness estimations are derived from this analysis.

  4. El Tratado De Dilectione Dei de Balduino de Ford

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    Carlos Hallet

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Figura relevante de la Orden del Císter, Balduino de Ford es un autor que se distingue por la originalidad de su espiritualidad. Su tratado De dilectione Dei es una meditación sobre el Primer Mandamiento, que nos invita a amar a Dios "con todo el corazón en sus beneficios, con toda el alma en sus promesas, con todas las fuerzas en sus juicios y con toda la mente en sus preceptos". Su reflexión, nutrida de la Biblia y expresada en un lenguaje marcado por la retórica latina, insiste en que el amor perfecto exige del creyente amar lo que a Dios le agrada porque a Él le agrada. Termina identificando prácticamente amor con obedienciaFamous figure of the cistercian order, Baldwin of Ford is an author who stands out for the originality of his spirituality. His treatise "De dilectione Dei" is a meditation about the First Comandment, which is an invitation to love God "with all the heart in His benefits, with all the soul in His promises, with all the forces in His judgements and with all the mind in His precepts". According to his reflection, fed with the Bible and expressed in a language marked by the latin rhetoric, the perfect love requires to love what is pleasing to God because it pleases Him. Baldwin practically identifies love with obedience

  5. Laparoscopic colectomy for primary colonic lymphoma Tratamiento del linfoma primario de colon mediante colectomía laparoscópica

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    D. Martínez-Ramos

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Primary colorectal lymphoma is an infrequent disease of unknown origin and with a growing incidence. Differentiation be-tween primary lymphoma and secondary colorectal involvement is of great therapeutic and prognostic importance. The diagnosis must always be based on histological findings. Different forms of presentation have been described, though all are nonspecific. While full agreement on the best management approach for colorectal lymphoma is lacking, surgical resection is usually the treatment of choice. The role of chemotherapy has not been defined. This study reports on a case of primary lymphoma in the cecum, with clinical manifestations in the form of meteorism and early satiety. The diagnosis was established by colonoscopy and biopsy. The absence of lymph-node involvement, tumor size, existing cardiopulmonary risk factors, and the fact that a full resection of the malignancy proved possible, with tumor-free resection margins, led us to exclude adjuvant chemotherapy. After one year of follow-up the patient remains disease-free.El linfoma primario colorrectal es una enfermedad muy infrecuente, de causa desconocida y con una incidencia en aumento. Diferenciar entre el linfoma primario y la afectación colorrectal secundaria en el linfoma sistémico es de elevada importancia terapéutica y pronóstica. El diagnóstico ha de ser siempre histológico. Se han descrito diferentes formas de presentación, pero todas ellas inespecíficas. No existe un total acuerdo sobre cuál es el mejor tratamiento del linfoma colorrectal. La resección quirúrgica suele ser el procedimiento de elección, sin haberse definido el papel de la quimioterapia. Presentamos un caso de linfoma primario localizado en el ciego, cuyas manifestaciones clínicas fueron meteorismo y saciedad precoz, siendo diagnosticado mediante colonoscopia y biopsia. La resección asistida por laparoscopia fue el tratamiento de elección. La no afectación ganglionar, tamaño tumoral

  6. Constitución, Tratado de Libre Comercio Andino – Estados Unidos, Comunidad Andina

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    Marcel Tangarife Torres

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito pretende hacer algunas reflexiones acerca de las relaciones jurídicas existentes entre la Constitución Política, el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos (TLC

  7. La Política Criminal de los Tratados Internacionales

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    Jean Pierre Matus A

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo expone las principales características comunes de los "delitos de trascendencia internacional" (international crimes contemplados en tratados y convenciones, que no constituyen "crímenes de derecho internacional" (crimes under international law, presentando un rudimiento de sistematización de su parte general, en el sentido de la dogmática continental. Se sostiene que los hechos comprendidos en tales categorías, que en general afectan la libertad, la vida y la seguridad personal, se reconocen como delictivos por un amplio número de Estados, lo que podría ser indicador de la existencia de un incipiente "Estado mundial", con reglas comunes de penalización al mismo tiempo necesitadas de implementación por parte de los Estados e independientes de la existencia de un órgano supranacional para hacerlas efectivasThis article exposes the principal characteristics that are common to the international crimes contemplated in treaties and conventions which do not constitute "crimes under international law", presenting a rudiment of systematization of its general part in the sense of the continental dogmatic. It is sustained that the facts understood in these categories, which in general affects the liberty, the life, and the personal security considered as crimes by a wide number of States which could be an indicator of the existence of an incipient "world state", with common rules of penalization at the same time needed to implement by the states and independents of the existence of an supranational organ to make these effective

  8. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in term and preterm neonates.

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    Veldman, Alex; Fischer, Doris; Nold, Marcel F; Wong, Flora Y

    2010-06-01

    Among critically ill patients, the risk of developing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is probably highest in neonates. Low plasma reserves in pro- and anticoagulant coagulation factors, intravascular volume contraction after birth, and a high incidence of hypoxia and sepsis in critically ill newborns rapidly lead to a decompensation of the coagulation system in this population. Global coagulation tests and single-factor plasma levels have to be interpreted in the context of age-corrected normal ranges. Platelet consumption and reduced protein C plasma levels have diagnostic value; the latter also has prognostic potential in neonates with DIC and sepsis. Therapeutic success relies heavily on reversal of the underlying condition. Some coagulation-specific therapies have been explored in small studies and case series with varying success and sometimes conflicting results. Therefore, larger controlled trials in this common and serious condition are urgently needed.

  9. Theoretical model of intravascular paramagnetic tracers effect on tissue relaxation

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    Kjølby, Birgitte Fuglsang; Østergaard, Leif; Kiselev, Valerij G

    2006-01-01

    that the relaxivity of intravascular contrast agents depends significantly on the host tissue. This agrees with experimental data by Johnson et al. (Magn Reson Med 2000;44:909). In particular, the present results suggest a several-fold increase in the relaxivity of Gd-based contrast agents in brain tissue compared...... with bulk blood. The enhancement of relaxation in tissue is due to the contrast in magnetic susceptibility between blood vessels and parenchyma induced by the presence of paramagnetic tracer. Beyond the perfusion measurements, the results can be applied to quantitation of functional MRI and to vessel size......The concentration of MRI tracers cannot be measured directly by MRI and is commonly evaluated indirectly using their relaxation effect. This study develops a comprehensive theoretical model to describe the transverse relaxation in perfused tissue caused by intravascular tracers. The model takes...

  10. Look away: arterial and venous intravascular embolisation following shotgun injury

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    Vedelago, John; Dick, Elizabeth; Thomas, Robert; Jones, Brynmor; Kirmi, Olga; Becker, Jennifer; Alavi, Afshin; Gedroyc, Wladyslaw

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    We describe two cases of intravascular embolization of shotgun pellets found distant to the entry site of penetrating firearm injury. The cases demonstrate antegrade embolization of a shotgun pellet from neck to right middle cerebral artery, and antegrade followed by retrograde venous embolization through the left lower limb to pelvis. Radiologists and Trauma Physicians should be aware that post shotgun injury, the likelihood of an embolised shot pellet is increased compared to other types of...

  11. Silent intravascular lymphoma initially manifesting as a unilateral adrenal incidentaloma.

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    Takahashi, Yoshiko; Iida, Keiji; Hino, Yasuhisa; Ohara, Takeshi; Kurahashi, Toshifumi; Tashiro, Takashi; Chihara, Kazuo

    2012-01-01

    Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare subtype of malignant lymphoma. Although the involvement of adrenal glands in IVLBCL is often observed, primary adrenal IVLBCL is rare. Most reported cases of adrenal IVLBCL showed bilateral lesions resulting in rapidly progressive adrenal failure and poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of slowly progressive primary adrenal IVLBCL manifesting initially with unilateral adrenal incidentaloma. This case is a silent IVLBCL and shows that the enlargement of both adrenal glands can be followed.

  12. Transponder system for non-invasive measurement of intravascular pressure.

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    Schnakenberg, U; Krüger, C; Pfeffer, J G; Mokwa, W; von Bögel, G; Günther, R; Schmitz-Rode, Th

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    Monitoring of blood pressure and pulse rate offers diagnostical and therapeutical opportunities in hypertension disease and arrhythmia, respectively. This paper presents an intravascular pressure monitoring system consisting of an implantable silicone capsule, which can be placed in an arterial system via a catheter. The capsule contains a pressure sensor and signal conditioning circuits for wireless data and energy transfer using 6.78 MHz transponder technology.

  13. Design of low noise transimpedance amplifier for intravascular ultrasound

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    Reda, Dina

    2009-11-01

    In this paper, we study transimpedance amplifiers for capacitive sensing applications with a focus on Intravascular Ultra Sound (IVUS). We employ RF noise cancellation technique on capacitive feedback based transimpedance amplifiers. This technique eliminates the input-referred noise of TIAs completely and enhances the dynamic range of front-end electronics. Simulation results verify the proposed technique used in two different TIA topologies employing shunt-shunt feedback. ©2009 IEEE.

  14. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the mandibular lingual mucosa

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    Benay Tokman; (S)ebnem (S)im(s)ek; Erkan Erkmen; Tülin Oygur

    2004-01-01

    @@ In 1923, Masson1 described an unusual papillary endothelial proliferation that he named as "hemangioendotheliome vegetant intravasculaire". In 1976, Clearkin and Enzinger2 coined the term intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) that is now in use. This term refers to the presence of endothelium lined papillary projections within a vascular space. Characteristically, the papillary structures are composed of a single layer of swollen or plump endothelial cells without cellular pleomorphism, mitotic activity or necrosis.

  15. Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in Uterine Leiomyoma Associated with Numerous Intravascular Thrombi

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    Xiaoyan Cui

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH in uterine leiomyoma and associated numerous intravascular thrombi. A 29-year-old nulliparous female presented with heavy vaginal bleeding and a hematocrit of 22%. No bone marrow biopsy has been performed. She had a history of uterine leiomyomata and menorrhagia for a year. A transvaginal ultrasound confirmed the presence of a uterine leiomyoma. The patient was treated conservatively with oral contraceptive pills due to desire for fertility. However, she continued to have heavy vaginal bleeding and developed bilateral upper extremity deep vein thrombosis and multiple superficial vein thromboses after two months. An exploratory laparotomy with uterine myomectomy was performed. Gross examination of the specimen revealed a single nodular mass measuring 10.0×9.5×7.5 cm with a white-tan swirling cut surface. Microscopic examination revealed benign smooth muscle consistent with leiomyoma and numerous intravascular thrombi both with areas of EMH. Immunohistochemical stains confirmed the presence of all three benign lineages of hematopoietic cells. Occurrence of EMH in uterine leiomyoma and intravascular thrombi is very rare. It may be related to systemic hematopoietic stimulation due to severe chronic anemia and local presence of hematopoietic growth factors and/or cytokines.

  16. Vascular wall stress during intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging

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    Sun, Cuiru; Yang, Victor

    2015-03-01

    Biomechanical properties of arterial wall is crucial for understanding the changes in the cardiovascular system. Catheters are used during intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) imaging. The presence of a catheter alters the flow field, pressure distribution and frictional resistance to flow in an artery. In this paper, we first study the transmural stress distribution of the catheterized vessel. COMSOL (COMSOL 4.4) was used to simulate the blood flow induced deformation in a catheterized vessel. Blood is modeled as an incompressible Newtonian fluid. Stress distribution from an three-layer vascular model with an eccentric catheter are simulated, which provides a general idea about the distribution of the displacement and the stress. Optical coherence elastography techniques were then applied to porcine carotid artery samples to look at the deformation status of the vascular wall during saline or water injection. Preliminary simulation results show nonuniform stress distribution in the circumferential direction of the eccentrically catheterized vascular model. Three strain rate methods were tested for intravascular OCE application. The tissue Doppler method has the potential to be further developed to image the vascular wall biomechnical properties in vivo. Although results in this study are not validated quantitatively, the experiments and methods may be valuable for intravascular OCE studies, which may provide important information for cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  17. Disseminated intravascular large-cell lymphoma with initial presentation mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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    Jiang, Qin Li; Pytel, Peter; Rowin, Julie

    2010-07-01

    We report a patient with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma who initially presented with acute ascending weakness and sensory changes. Electrodiagnostic testing and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) studies were initially suggestive of a demyelinating polyneuropathy. Further clinical evaluation and testing were consistent with mononeuropathy multiplex. Autopsy revealed disseminated intravascular large-cell lymphoma. Intravascular large-cell lymphoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a rapidly evolving neuropathy associated with other organ involvement.

  18. Expresión del factor de transcripción SOX11: Su implicancia en el linfoma de células del manto

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    Alejandro Roisman

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El gen SOX11, perteneciente a la familia de genes SOXC, es un factor de transcripción involucrado en la neurogénesis embrionaria y el remodelado tisular, participando asimismo en el control de la proliferación celular. Su rol en la linfomagénesis es desconocido. Estudios recientes han mostrado expresión proteica nuclear aberrante y sobreexpresión de los niveles de transcripto de SOX11 en pacientes con linfoma de células del manto (LCM. Si bien la mayoría de estos linfomas presentan un curso clínico agresivo, existe un subgrupo de pacientes con enfermedad indolente, sugiriendo una mayor heterogeneidad de esta patología. Actualmente, existen contradicciones respecto de la asociación entre la expresión del gen SOX11 y la evolución clínica del LCM; mientras algunos autores relacionan la ausencia de expresión de SOX11 con buen pronóstico, otros lo encuentran asociado a un curso clínico adverso. Esta diferencia en la expresión estaría relacionada a mecanismos epigenéticos, metilación del ADN y modificaciones a nivel de histonas, que permitirían la expresión aberrante de este gen en algunas neoplasias linfoides, incluyendo LCM. La profundización del conocimiento del gen SOX11 en LCM hará factible, sin duda, lograr una mayor comprensión de los mecanismos involucrados en la patogénesis y/o progresión de este linfoma, así como del rol de SOX11 en estos procesos.

  19. Design, construction, and validation of a rotary multifunctional intravascular diagnostic catheter combining multispectral fluorescence lifetime imaging and intravascular ultrasound

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    Bec, Julien; Xie, Hongtao; Yankelevich, Diego R.; Zhou, Feifei; Sun, Yang; Ghata, Narugopal; Aldredge, Ralph; Marcu, Laura

    2012-10-01

    We report the development and validation of an intravascular rotary catheter for bimodal interrogation of arterial pathologies. This is based on a point-spectroscopy scanning time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy technique enabling reconstruction of fluorescence lifetime images (FLIm) and providing information on arterial intima composition and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) providing information on arterial wall morphology. The catheter design allows for independent rotation of the ultrasonic and optical channels within an 8 Fr outer diameter catheter sheath and integrates a low volume flushing channel for blood removal in the optical pathways. In the current configuration, the two channels consist of (a) a standard 3 Fr IVUS catheter with single element transducer (40 MHz) and (b) a side-viewing fiber optic (400 μm core). Experiments conducted in tissue phantoms showed the ability of the catheter to operate in an intraluminal setting and to generate coregistered FLIm and IVUS in one pull-back scan. Current results demonstrate the feasibility of the catheter for simultaneous bimodal interrogation of arterial lumen and for generation of robust fluorescence lifetime data under IVUS guidance. These results facilitate further development of a FLIm-IVUS technique for intravascular diagnosis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases including vulnerable plaques.

  20. Linfoma intra-ocular primário de células tipo B: relato de caso Primary intraocular B-cell lymphoma: case report

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    Marcela Cypel

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma não-Hodgkin primariamente intra-ocular é raro, e caracterizado por uma forma extranodal que pode envolver retina, espaço sub-retiniano, vítreo e nervo óptico. Ocorre independente ou associado ao linfoma do sistema nervoso central e freqüentemente na forma de uveíte de difícil tratamento. Esta forma de linfoma é um dos tumores intra-oculares mais desafiantes de se diagnosticar. Relatamos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin intra-ocular difuso de células grandes tipo B numa paciente de 47 anos e cuja manifestação inicial foi uma uveíte posterior; enfatizamos a importância de investigação detalhada e da avaliação sistêmica; pois esta é a forma mais freqüente de acometimento ocular. Com esse relato esperamos abordar os principais aspectos desde quadro clínico até diagnóstico chamando a atenção para essa doença que muitas vezes aparece inicialmente com sintomas vagos e inespecíficos.Ocular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare condition that can involve the retina, the vitreous and the optic nerve. It can occur alone or can be associated with lymphoma of the central nervous system and a frequent manifestation is a posterior uveitis of difficult treatment. This kind of ocular tumor is difficult and a challenge to diagnosis. We describe a case of non-Hodgkin's intraocular B-cell lymphoma in a 47-year-old woman who had a posterior uveitis as the first manifestation. We emphasize the importance of a careful investigation and of the general clinical examination since this is the most common type in the eye. We expect to call the attention to this disease that many times appears in an unspecific form with unspecific symptoms.

  1. Influência do tratamento quimioterápico para linfoma na dinâmica de infecção pelo parvovírus canino

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    Elias, Marta Alexandra Ochoa de Pereira

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária A melhoria dos programas vacinais e nutricionais em medicina veterinária, bem como o desenvolvimento de novas técnicas de diagnóstico e tratamento, têm aumentado a esperança média de vida dos nossos pacientes. Em contrapartida, existe uma maior probabilidade de desenvolvimento de doenças geriátricas, especialmente do foro oncológico. O linfoma é a neoplasia hematopoiética mais frequente no cão e apresenta um excelente paralelismo co...

  2. TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES DE DERECHOS HUMANOS BAJO EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO ALEMÁN

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    Roland Bank

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo el autor analiza la posición de los tratados internacionales en general, como asimismo, los tratados de derechos humanos y de integración en el sistema jurídico alemán, considerando la posición de la doctrina y la jurisprudencia emanada de la Corte Constitucional Alemana.The article analyzes the status in the German legal system of international treaties in general, and treaties on human rights and integration in particular, from the point of view of legal scholarship and the decisions of the German Constitutional Court.

  3. Inusual presentación de un Linfoma B cutáneo en un paciente joven Unusual presentation of a cutaneous B Lymphoma in a young male

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    M V Calzinari

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de un paciente masculino de 23 años de edad, que se presenta con una úlcera de región latero cervical, única, sin compromiso del estado general. Se solicita estudio histopatológico de la lesión e inmunomarcación, con diagnóstico de Linfoma no Hodgkin B de células grandes cutáneos primarios. Se realiza una revisión sobre los Linfomas no Hodgkin B de células grandes cutáneos primarios, siendo anecdótica la presentación en pacientes jóvenes.We report a case of a 23 year old male with a lateral cervical ulcer, without general involvement. Histophatological study and immunomarcation were positive to non Hodgkin Difuse Primary Cutaneous Large B-Cell Lymphoma. A revision was made about Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphomas, being unusual this presentation in young people.

  4. Brachytherapy optimal planning with application to intravascular radiation therapy

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    Sadegh, Payman; Mourtada, Firas A.; Taylor, Russell H.;

    1999-01-01

    . Dose rate calculations are based on the sosimetry formulation of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Task Group 43. We apply the technique to optimal planning for intravascular brachytherapy of intimal hyperplasia using ultrasound data and 192Ir seeds. The planning includes......We have been studying brachytherapy planning with the objective of manimizing the maximum deviation of the delivered dose from prescribed dose bounds for treatment volumes. A general framework for optimal treatment planning is presented and the minmax optimization is formulated as a linear program...

  5. Plasma fibronectin concentrations in dogs with disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Feldman, B F; Thomson, D B; O'Neill, S

    1985-05-01

    Plasma fibronectin concentrations were significantly (P less than 0.001) below the reference range in dogs with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) secondary to nonlymphomatous neoplasia, acute necrotizing pancreatitis, sepsis, chronic active hepatitis, and heat stroke. There was no statistical evidence of a group effect. Decrease in fibronectin concentration was associated with severe DIC, although no attempt was made to correlate fibronectin concentration with prognosis. These findings parallel those reported for severely ill human beings with diseases associated with DIC. They exemplify the potential of spontaneous diseases in animals as models for the study of human disease. PMID:4003893

  6. Method for Observing Intravascular BongHan Duct

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    Jiang, X; Shin, H; Lee, B; Choi, C; Soh, K; Cheun, B; Baik, K; Soh, K; Jiang, Xiaowen; Kim, Hee-kyeong; Shin, Hak-soo; Lee, Byong-chon; Choi, Chunho; Soh, Kyung-soon; Cheun, Byeung-soo; Baik, Ku-youn; Soh, Kwang-sup

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    A method for observing intra blood vessel ducts which are threadlike bundle of tubules which form a part of the BongHan duct system. By injecting 10% dextrose solution at a vena femoralis one makes the intravascular BongHan duct thicker and stronger to be easily detectable after incision of vessels. The duct is semi-transparent, soft and elastic, and composed of smaller tubules whose diameters are of 10$\\mu$m order, which is in agreement with BongHan theory.

  7. Protection against high intravascular pressure in giraffe legs

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    Petersen, Karin K.; Hørlyck, Arne; Østergaard, Kristine H.;

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    The high blood pressure in giraffe leg arteries renders giraffes vulnerable to edema. We investigated in 11 giraffes whether large and small arteries in the legs and the tight fascia protect leg capillaries. Ultrasound imaging of foreleg arteries in anesthetized giraffes and ex vivo examination...... revealed abrupt thickening of the arterial wall and a reduction of its internal diameter just below the elbow. At and distal to this narrowing, the artery constricted spontaneously and in response to norepinephrine and intravascular pressure recordings revealed a dynamic, viscous pressure drop along...

  8. Histamine release and endothelial leakage from an intravascular contrast medium

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    Raininko, R.

    1981-04-01

    The endothelial injury produced by meglumine iodamide was studied in the rat aorta. A mixture of blood and contrast medium was more toxic to the endothelium than the pure contrast agent. This difference disappeared after premedication with antihistamine, which did not affect the injury produced by the pure contrast agent. Meglumine iodamide appears to cause a release of histamine from blood but not from the aortic endothelium nor from surrounding tissues in amounts demonstrable by this method. Leucocytes are a source of histamine after intravascular contrast medium administration.

  9. Primary Intrarenal Neuroblastoma with Hypertension and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Bibi Shahin Shamsian

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    Full Text Available The primary intrarenal neuroblastoma (IRNB is a rare condition. Intrarenal neuroblastoma typically results from direct renal invasion from an adrenal neuroblastoma, but true intrarenal neuroblastoma originates either sequestered adrenal rests during the fetal life or intrarenal sympathetic ganglia. Clinical, radiological, and pathological correlation is very essential for diagnosis and appropriate management of this type of unusual cases. The distinction of this rare tumor from Wilms’ tumor is an important challenge since both tumors have major differences in prognostic and therapeutic response. We present a 3-year-old boy of primary intrarenal neuroblastoma with extensive abdominal and mediastinal mass, persistent hypertension, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC.

  10. Silent Intravascular Lymphoma Initially Manifesting as a Unilateral Adrenal Incidentaloma

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    Yoshiko Takahashi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL is a rare subtype of malignant lymphoma. Although the involvement of adrenal glands in IVLBCL is often observed, primary adrenal IVLBCL is rare. Most reported cases of adrenal IVLBCL showed bilateral lesions resulting in rapidly progressive adrenal failure and poor prognosis. Here, we report a case of slowly progressive primary adrenal IVLBCL manifesting initially with unilateral adrenal incidentaloma. This case is a silent IVLBCL and shows that the enlargement of both adrenal glands can be followed.

  11. Application of tissue characterization in intravascular ultrasound imaging

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    Mullen, William L.; Fitzgerald, Peter J.; Yock, Paul G.

    1994-05-01

    Current intravascular ultrasound imaging technology is able to determine the extent and distribution of pathologic processes within the vessel wall, but is not highly sensitive in discriminating between certain types of tissue. `Tissue characterization' refers to a set of computer-based techniques that utilize features of the ultrasound signal beyond basic amplitude to help define the composition of the tissue of interest. This technique involves quantitative analysis of the ultrasound signals reflected from tissue before these signals pass through the processing steps in the ultrasound instrument.

  12. Linfoma não Hodgkin primário da coluna vertebral Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the vertebral column

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    Ronald F. Pinheiro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma primário do osso (LPO é uma condição extremamente rara, habitualmente confundida com outras lesões ósseas primárias. É responsável por cerca de 3%-5% de todos os tumores malignos no osso e 4%-7% de todos os linfomas nãoHodgkin extranodais. Caracteriza-se pelo envolvimento de um ou vários locais ósseos, com ou sem comprometimento de linfonodos regionais e vísceras. Histopatologicamente, o linfoma non Hodgkin de grandes células B representa a maioria dos casos de LPO. Ossos longos são mais frequentemente comprometidos, e o fêmur é o sítio mais acometido. Osso ilíaco e da coluna vertebral também podem ser atingidos. Relatamos um caso raro de linfoma não Hodgkin da vértebra em mulher de 41 anos. A imuno-histoquímica revelou CD20 e CD45 positivos. Ela foi diagnosticada com linfoma primário difuso de grandes células B da coluna vertebral. O estudo histopatológico da medula óssea não detectou infiltração por hemopatia linfoide. A paciente foi tratada com quimioterapia CHOP juntamente com etoposide, seguida de radioterapia (dose total = 3600cGy na região tóraco-lombar. Não houve evidência de recidiva em um período de vinte meses de acompanhamento.Primary bone lymphoma (PBL is an extremely rare condition, commonly confused with other primary bone injuries. It accounts for approximately 3-5% of all malignant bone tumors and 4-7% of all extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. It is characterized by the involvement of one or multiple bone locations, with or without the involvement of regional lymph nodes and viscera. Histopathologically, diffuse large-B-cell lymphomas account for the majority of cases of PBL. Long bones are usually involved, with the femur being the most commonly affected site. Pelvic bones and the vertebral column can also be involved. We report on a rare case of PLB of the vertebra in a 41-year-old woman. Immunohistochemistry examinations revealed CD20 and CD45 positive cells. She was diagnosed

  13. Dominant neurologic symptomatology in intravascular large B-cell lymphoma.

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    Kubisova, K; Martanovic, P; Sisovsky, V; Tomleinova, Z; Steno, A; Janega, P; Rychly, B; Babal, P

    2016-01-01

    Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare variant of extranodal large B-cell lymphoma and it is characterized by selective intravascular proliferation of malignant cells. Typical features of the disease include aggressive behavior, rapid and frequently fatal course. Clinical picture is non-specific and heterogeneous, depending on the affected organ. It is not uncommon that this unique type of lymphoma is diagnosed post mortem. Herein, we report two cases of IVLBCL with neurologic symptomatology. In our clinical study patient 1 was an 80-year-old male with mixed paraparesis of lower extremities and difficulties with sphincter control. Patient 2 (56-year-old male) had vision malfunction, mental status changes and defect in phatic and motor functions. In both cases definite diagnosis was established by histological examination of necroptic material. We propose to include IVLBCL in differential diagnostic considerations in patients presenting with gradually impairing neurological status and spinal cord damage of unknown etiology (Fig. 2, Ref. 9). PMID:27546361

  14. High speed intravascular photoacoustic imaging of atherosclerotic arteries (Conference Presentation)

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    Piao, Zhonglie; Ma, Teng; Qu, Yueqiao; Li, Jiawen; Yu, Mingyue; He, Youmin; Shung, K. Kirk; Zhou, Qifa; Kim, Chang-Seok; Chen, Zhongping

    2016-02-01

    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the industrialized nations. Accurate quantification of both the morphology and composition of lipid-rich vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque are essential for early detection and optimal treatment in clinics. In previous works, intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging for detection of lipid-rich plaque within coronary artery walls has been demonstrated in ex vivo, but the imaging speed is still limited. In order to increase the imaging speed, a high repetition rate laser is needed. In this work, we present a high speed integrated IVPA/US imaging system with a 500 Hz optical parametric oscillator laser at 1725 nm. A miniature catheter with 1.0 mm outer diameter was designed with a 200 μm multimode fiber and an ultrasound transducer with 45 MHz center frequency. The fiber was polished at 38 degree and enclosed in a glass capillary for total internal reflection. An optical/electrical rotary junction and pull-back mechanism was applied for rotating and linearly scanning the catheter to obtain three-dimensional imaging. Atherosclerotic rabbit abdominal aorta was imaged as two frame/second at 1725 nm. Furthermore, by wide tuning range of the laser wavelength from 1680 nm to 1770 nm, spectroscopic photoacoustic analysis of lipid-mimicking phantom and an human atherosclerotic artery was performed ex vivo. The results demonstrated that the developed IVPA/US imaging system is capable for high speed intravascular imaging for plaque detection.

  15. A short contemporary history of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Levi, Marcel; van der Poll, Tom

    2014-11-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by systemic intravascular activation of coagulation, leading to a widespread deposition of fibrin in the circulation. There is ample experimental and pathological evidence that the fibrin deposition contributes to multiple organ failure. The massive and ongoing activation of coagulation may result in depletion of platelets and coagulation factors, which may cause bleeding (consumption coagulopathy). The syndrome of DIC is well known in the medical literature for centuries, although a more precise description of the underlying mechanisms had to await the 20th century. Initial ideas on a role of the contact activation system as the primary trigger for the systemic activation of coagulation as well as a presumed hyperfibrinolytic response in DIC have been found to be misconceptions. Experimental and clinical evidence now indicate that the initiation of coagulation in DIC is caused by tissue factor expression, which in combination with downregulated physiological anticoagulant pathways and impaired fibrinolysis leads to widespread fibrin deposition. In addition, an extensive bidirectional interaction between coagulation and inflammation may further contribute to the pathogenesis of DIC.

  16. Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media

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    Webb, Judith A.W. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Bartholomew' s Hospital, London EC1A 7BE (United Kingdom); Stacul, Fulvio [Institute of Radiology, Ospedale di Cattinara, 34149 Trieste (Italy); Thomsen, Henrik S. [Department of Diagnostic Radiology 54E2, Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730 Herlev (Denmark); Morcos, Sameh K. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield S5 7AU (United Kingdom)

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    Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media are defined as reactions occurring 1 h to 1 week after contrast medium injection. They have received increasing interest over the past decade, but their prevalence remains uncertain and their pathophysiology is not fully understood. The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology decided to review the literature and to issue guidelines. An extensive literature search was carried out and summarized in a report. Based on the available information, simple guidelines have been drawn up. The report and guidelines were discussed at the 8th European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology in Genoa. Late adverse reactions after intravascular iodinated contrast medium include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, skin rash, musculoskeletal pain, and fever. A significant proportion of these reactions is unrelated to the contrast medium; however, allergy-like skin reactions are well-documented side effects of contrast media with an incidence of approximately 2%. Late reactions appear to be commoner after non-ionic dimers. The majority of late skin reactions after contrast medium exposure are probably T-cell-mediated allergic reactions. Patients at increased risk of late skin reactions are those with a history of previous contrast medium reaction and those on interleukin-2 treatment. Most skin reactions are self-limiting and resolve within a week. Management is symptomatic and similar to the management of other drug-induced skin reactions. (orig.)

  17. Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media

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    Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media are defined as reactions occurring 1 h to 1 week after contrast medium injection. They have received increasing interest over the past decade, but their prevalence remains uncertain and their pathophysiology is not fully understood. The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology decided to review the literature and to issue guidelines. An extensive literature search was carried out and summarized in a report. Based on the available information, simple guidelines have been drawn up. The report and guidelines were discussed at the 8th European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology in Genoa. Late adverse reactions after intravascular iodinated contrast medium include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, skin rash, musculoskeletal pain, and fever. A significant proportion of these reactions is unrelated to the contrast medium; however, allergy-like skin reactions are well-documented side effects of contrast media with an incidence of approximately 2%. Late reactions appear to be commoner after non-ionic dimers. The majority of late skin reactions after contrast medium exposure are probably T-cell-mediated allergic reactions. Patients at increased risk of late skin reactions are those with a history of previous contrast medium reaction and those on interleukin-2 treatment. Most skin reactions are self-limiting and resolve within a week. Management is symptomatic and similar to the management of other drug-induced skin reactions. (orig.)

  18. Development of catheters for combined intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging

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    Karpiouk, Andrei B.; Wang, Bo; Emelianov, Stanislav Y.

    2009-02-01

    Coronary atherosclerosis is a complex disease accompanied by the development of plaques in the arterial wall. Since the vulnerability of the plaques depends on their composition, the appropriate treatment of the arteriosclerosis requires a reliable characterization of the plaques' geometry and content. The intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging is capable of providing structural details of the plaques as well as some functional information. In turn, more functional information about the same plaques can be obtained from intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) images since the optical properties of the plaque's components differ from that of their environment. The combined IVUS/IVPA imaging is capable of simultaneously detecting and differentiating the plaques, thus determining their vulnerability. The potential of combined IVUS/IVPA imaging has already been demonstrated in phantoms and ex-vivo experiments. However, for in-vivo or clinical imaging, an integrated IVUS/IVPA catheter is required. In this paper, we introduce two prototypes of integrated IVUS/IVPA catheters for in-vivo imaging based on a commercially available single-element IVUS imaging catheter. The light delivery systems are developed using multimode optical fibers with custom-designed distal tips. Both prototypes were tested and compared using an arterial mimicking phantom. The advantages and limitations of both designs are discussed. Overall, the results of our studies suggest that both designs of integrated IVUS/IVPA catheter have a potential for in-vivo IVPA/IVUS imaging of atherosclerotic plaques.

  19. Focused intravascular ultrasonic probe using dimpled transducer elements.

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    Chen, Y; Qiu, W B; Lam, K H; Liu, B Q; Jiang, X P; Zheng, H R; Luo, H S; Chan, H L W; Dai, J Y

    2015-02-01

    High-frequency focused intravascular ultrasonic probes were fabricated in this study using dimple technique based on PMN-PT single crystal and lead-free KNN-KBT-Mn ceramic. The center frequency, bandwidth, and insertion loss of the PMN-PT transducer were 34 MHz, 75%, and 22.9 dB, respectively. For the lead-free probe, the center frequency, bandwidth, and insertion loss were found to be 40 MHz, 72%, and 28.8 dB, respectively. The ultrasonic images of wire phantom and vessels with good resolution were obtained to evaluate the transducer performance. The -6 dB axial and lateral resolutions of the PMN-PT probe were determined to be 58 μm and 131 μm, respectively. For the lead-free probe, the axial and lateral resolutions were found to be 44 μm and 125 μm, respectively. These results suggest that the mechanical dimpling technique has good potential in preparing focused transducers for intravascular ultrasound applications. PMID:25108608

  20. [Disseminated intravascular coagulation. Case series and literature review].

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    Del Carpio-Orantes, Luis; García-Ortiz, Jorge José

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCCIÓN: la coagulación intravascular diseminada es una entidad caracteriza por activación de la cascada de la coagulación y fibrinólisis endógena, que puede provocar la muerte. Nuestros objetivos fueron identificar la incidencia de coagulación intravascular diseminada, sus agentes etiológicos y la correlación entre la puntuación de la escala Apache II y la propuesta por la Sociedad Internacional de Trombosis y Hemostasia para el diagnóstico de esta entidad. MÉTODOS: estudio retrospectivo, observacional y descriptivo de pacientes atendidos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos en un periodo de 17 meses. Se analizó etiología, edad, sexo, conteo de plaquetas, coagulograma, niveles de fibrinógeno sérico y cuantificación del dímero D. Se calculó la puntuación de la escala propuesta por la Sociedad Internacional de Trombosis y Hemostasia y de la escala APACHE II.

  1. Thyroid Storm Complicated by Bicytopenia and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Tokushima, Yoshinori; Sakanishi, Yuta; Nagae, Kou; Tokushima, Midori; Tago, Masaki; Tomonaga, Motosuke; Yoshioka, Tsuneaki; Hyakutake, Masaki; Sugioka, Takashi; Yamashita, Shu-ichi

    2014-01-01

    Patient: Male, 23 Final Diagnosis: Thyroid storm Symptoms: Delirium • diarrhea • fever • hypertension • hyperventilation • tachycardia • weight loss Medication: — Clinical Procedure: — Specialty: Endocrinology and Metabolic Objective: Unusual clinical course Background: The clinical presentation of thyroid storm includes fever, tachycardia, hypertension, and neurological abnormalities. It is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Furthermore, some other complications affect the clinical course of thyroid storm. Although it is reported that prognosis is poor when thyroid storm is complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome (DIC) and leukopenia, reports of such cases are rare. Case Report: A 23-year-old man presented with delirium, high pyrexia, diarrhea, and weight loss of 18 kg over 2 months. According to the criteria of Burch and Wartofsky, he was diagnosed with thyroid storm on the basis of his symptom-complex and laboratory data that confirmed the presence of hyperthyroidism. Investigations also found leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and disseminated intravascular coagulation, all of which are very rare complications of thyroid storm. We successfully treated him with combined therapy including anti-thyroid medication, despite leukopenia. Conclusions: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential in ensuring a good outcome for patients with this rare combination of medical problems. PMID:25072662

  2. An Implantable Intravascular Pressure Sensor for a Ventricular Assist Device

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    Luigi Brancato

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to investigate the intravascular application of a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS pressure sensor to directly measure the hemodynamic characteristics of a ventricular assist device (VAD. A bio- and hemo-compatible packaging strategy is implemented, based on a ceramic thick film process. A commercial sub-millimeter piezoresistive sensor is attached to an alumina substrate, and a double coating of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS and parylene-C is applied. The final size of the packaged device is 2.6 mm by 3.6 mm by 1.8 mm. A prototype electronic circuit for conditioning and read-out of the pressure signal is developed, satisfying the VAD-specific requirements of low power consumption (less than 14.5 mW in continuous mode and small form factor. The packaged sensor has been submitted to extensive in vitro tests. The device displayed a temperature-independent sensitivity (12 μ V/V/mmHg and good in vitro stability when exposed to the continuous flow of saline solution (less than 0.05 mmHg/day drift after 50 h. During in vivo validation, the transducer has been successfully used to record the arterial pressure waveform of a female sheep. A small, intravascular sensor to continuously register the blood pressure at the inflow and the outflow of a VAD is developed and successfully validated in vivo.

  3. Intravascular ultrasound imaging of peripheral arteries as an adjunct to balloon angioplasty and atherectomy.

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    Korogi, Y; Hirai, T; Takahashi, M

    1996-01-01

    This article reviews many of the applications of intravascular ultrasound (US) imaging for peripheral arterial diseases. In vitro studies demonstrate an excellent correlation between ultrasound measurements of lumen and plaque cross-sectional area compared with histologic sections. In vivo clinical studies reveal the enhanced diagnostic capabilities of this technology compared with angiography. Intravascular US imaging can provide valuable information on the degree, eccentricity, and histologic type of stenosis before intervention, and on the morphological changes in the arterial wall and the extent of excision after intervention. Intravascular US may also serve as a superior index for gauging the diameter of balloon, stent, laser probe, and/or atherectomy catheter appropriate for a proposed intervention. Significant new insights into the mechanisms of balloon angioplasty and atherectomy have been established by intravascular US findings. Intravascular US imaging has been shown to be a more accurate method than angiography for determining the cross-sectional area of the arterial lumen, and for assessing severity of stenosis. Quantitative assessment of the luminal cross-sectional area after the balloon dilatation should be more accurate than angiography as intimal tears or dissections produced by the dilatation may not be accurately evaluated with angiography. At the present time, intravascular US is still a controversial imaging technique. Outcome studies are currently being organized to assess the clinical value and cost effectiveness of intravascular ultrasound in the context of these interventional procedures. PMID:8653738

  4. Linfoma difuso primario de hígado: Presentación de un caso Diffuse primary hepatic lymphoma: Case report

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    Silvana I. Romero Vidomlansky

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hígado (LPH es un tumor raro y representa menos del 1% de los linfomas no Hodgkin extranodales de células B. Se reporta un caso de LPH en un paciente de sexo masculino de 32 años de edad, sin enfermedad hepática crónica, que ingresa a nuestra institución por sospecha de síndrome mononucleósico. La serología para Virus Epstein Barr fue positiva. Se observó mediante ecografía hepatoesplenomegalia con parénquima hepático heterogéneo en forma difusa. La RM demostró hepatoesplenomegalia y alteraciones en lóbulo derecho hepático, compatibles con infiltración linfoproliferativa. Se realizó biopsia hepática con guía ecográfica y el estudio histopatológico reveló un linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes con inmunofenotipo B. Se presentan las características clínicas y patológicas del caso, así como una revisión de los aspectos clínicos, hallazgos patológicos y radiológicos.Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL is a rare tumor that represents less than 1% of extranodal non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma. We report a case of PHL in a 32 year-old male patient without chronic liver disease, who was admitted into our institution for suspected mononucleosis syndrome. Serology for Epstein-Barr virus was positive. Ultrasound revealed hepatosplenomegaly with diffuse heterogeneous liver parenchyma. The MRI showed hepatosplenomegaly and alterations in the right lobe of the liver compatible with lymphoproliferative infiltration. Liver biopsy was performed under ultrasound guidance, and histopathologic examination revealed a diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma of large cells with immunophenotype B. A clinical and a pathological case as well as a review of the clinical, pathological and radiological findings of this disease are presented.

  5. Análisis químico del esmalte dental humano tratado con una sustancia remineralizante experimental

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    González García, Jennifer

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajó fue analizar químicamente el efecto de la aplicación de una sustancia remineralizante experimental (SRM) sobre el esmalte dental humano. Se tomaron 40 molares humanos repartidos aleatoriamente en 4 grupos, cada uno de 10 especímenes. Grupo 1: grupo sin tratamiento, Grupo 2: grupo tratado con peróxido de hidrógeno al 35%, Grupo 3. Grupo tratado con la sustancia remineralizante experimental, Grupo 4: grupo tratado con peróxido de hidrógeno al 35% y después con la sus...

  6. Spectroscopic intravascular photoacoustic imaging of neovasculature: phantom studies

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    Su, Jimmy L.; Wang, Bo; Emelianov, Stanislav Y.

    2009-02-01

    An acceleration of angiogenesis in the adventitial vasa-vasorum is usually associated with vulnerable, thin-cap fibroatheroma in atherosclerotic plaques. Angiogenesis creates microvasculature too small to be detected and differentiated using conventional imaging techniques. However, by using spectroscopic photoacoustic imaging, we take advantage of the wavelength-dependent optical absorption properties of blood. We used a vessel-mimicking phantom with micro blood vessels. The phantom was imaged with intravascular photoacoustic imaging across a range of wavelengths. The image intensities were cross-correlated with the known absorption spectra of blood. The resulting cross-correlation image was able to reveal the location of the artificial blood vessels differentiated from non-blood vessel components.

  7. [Traumatic abruption of the placenta with disseminated intravascular coagulation].

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    Benz, R; Malär, A-U; Benz-Wörner, J; Scherer, M; Hodel, M; Gähler, A; Haberthür, C; Konrad, C

    2012-10-01

    Trauma in pregnancy is infrequent and a systematic primary strategy constitutes a real challenge for the interdisciplinary team. With a high fetal mortality rate and a substantial maternal mortality rate traumatic placental abruption is a severe emergency which every anesthetist should be aware of. After hemodynamic stabilization of the mother and control of the viability of the fetus the therapy of traumatic placental abruption consists mostly of an immediate caesarean section. Coagulopathy by depletion of coagulation factors as well as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) have to be expected and consequently a massive blood loss must be anticipated. Thrombelastography provides assistance for fast differential diagnosis and goal-directed treatment of the disturbed sections of the coagulation cascade.

  8. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in obstetric and gynecologic disorders.

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    Montagnana, Martina; Franchi, Massimo; Danese, Elisa; Gotsch, Francesca; Guidi, Gian Cesare

    2010-06-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome characterized by a massive, widespread, and ongoing activation of the coagulation system, secondary to a variety of clinical conditions. Many obstetric complications, such as abruptio placentae, amniotic fluid embolism, endotoxin sepsis, retained dead fetus, post-hemorrhagic shock, hydatidiform mole, and gynecologic malignancies, might trigger DIC. In these gynecologic and obstetric settings, DIC is usually associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. No single laboratory test is sensitive or specific enough to diagnose DIC definitively, but it can be diagnosed by using a combination of multiple clinical and laboratory tests that reflect the pathophysiology of the syndrome. At present, the therapeutical approach to pregnancy- and gynecologic-related DIC comprises the specific and aggressive treatment of the underlying disease, eventually followed by a supportive blood product replacement therapy and restoration of physiological anticoagulant pathways. This article reviews the etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and therapy of pregnancy- and gynecologic-related DIC.

  9. Potential diagnostic markers for disseminated intravascular coagulation of sepsis.

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    Iba, Toshiaki; Ito, Takashi; Maruyama, Ikuro; Jilma, Bernd; Brenner, Thorsten; Müller, Marcella C A; Juffermans, Nicole P; Thachil, Jecko

    2016-03-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is an acquired thrombo-haemorrhagic disorder which arises in clinical scenarios like sepsis, trauma and malignancies. The clinic-laboratory diagnosis of DIC is made in a patient who develops the combination of laboratory abnormalities in the appropriate clinical scenario. The most common laboratory parameters in this setting have been the clotting profile, platelet count, serum fibrinogen and fibrin degradation markers. These tests had the advantage that they could be performed easily and in most laboratories. However, with the better understanding of the pathophysiology of DIC, in recent years, more specific tests have been suggested to be useful in this setting. The newer tests can also prove to be useful in prognostication in DIC. In addition, they may provide assistance in the selection and monitoring of patients diagnosed with DIC.

  10. Thrombocytopenia and thrombosis in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).

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    Kitchens, Craig S

    2009-01-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the physiologic result of pathologic overstimulation of the coagulation system. Despite multiple triggers, a myriad of laboratory abnormalities, and a clinical presentation ranging from gross hemostatic failure to life-threatening thrombosis, or even both simultaneously, a simplified clinical approach augmented by a few readily available tests allows prompt identification of the process and elucidation of treatment opportunities. Platelet counts in DIC may be low, especially in acute sepsis-associated DIC, yet increased in malignancy-associated chronic DIC. Thrombotic risk is not a function of the platelet count, and thrombocytopenia does not protect the patient from thrombosis. The stratification of both thrombotic risk and hemorrhagic risk will be addressed.

  11. Design and implementation of an intravascular brachytherapy installation in cardiology

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    Intravascular Brachytherapy (IVB) is a very promising technique for reducing restenosis rates. However, neither the exact absolute dose needed nor the optimal spatial and temporal distribution of dose inside the vessel wall for a successful treatment, nor the physical dosimetry of the various radioactive sources and devices for dose delivery, are well known. In this paper, an overview will be given of the design strategy, the dosimetric and radiation protection-related problems that we have met during the implementation of this technique at San Carlos hospital, adopted or foreseen solutions, and future research fields that we intend to carry out in order to reduce uncertainties and to achieve a deeper knowledge of the parameters that have an influence on the treatment. (author)

  12. Pulmonary intravascular macrophages and lung health: what are we missing?

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    Schneberger, David; Aharonson-Raz, Karin; Singh, Baljit

    2012-03-15

    Pulmonary intravascular macrophages (PIMs) are constitutively found in species such as cattle, horse, pig, sheep, goat, cats, and whales and can be induced in species such as rats, which normally lack them. It is believed that human lung lacks PIMs, but there are previous suggestions of their induction in patients suffering from liver dysfunction. Recent data show induction of PIMs in bile-duct ligated rats and humans suffering from hepato-pulmonary syndrome. Because constitutive and induced PIMs are pro-inflammatory in response to endotoxins and bacteria, there is a need to study their biology in inflammatory lung diseases such as sepsis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, or hepato-pulmonary syndrome. We provide a review of PIM biology to make an argument for increased emphasis and better focus on the study of human PIMs to better understand their potential role in the pathophysiology and mechanisms of pulmonary diseases. PMID:22227203

  13. Adaptive Estimation of Intravascular Shear Rate Based on Parameter Optimization

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    Nitta, Naotaka; Takeda, Naoto

    2008-05-01

    The relationships between the intravascular wall shear stress, controlled by flow dynamics, and the progress of arteriosclerosis plaque have been clarified by various studies. Since the shear stress is determined by the viscosity coefficient and shear rate, both factors must be estimated accurately. In this paper, an adaptive method for improving the accuracy of quantitative shear rate estimation was investigated. First, the parameter dependence of the estimated shear rate was investigated in terms of the differential window width and the number of averaged velocity profiles based on simulation and experimental data, and then the shear rate calculation was optimized. The optimized result revealed that the proposed adaptive method of shear rate estimation was effective for improving the accuracy of shear rate calculation.

  14. Advanced Congestive Heart Failure Associated With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.

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    Sarcon, Annahita; Liu, Xiaoli; Ton, David; Haywood, James; Hitchcock, Todd

    2015-01-01

    Background. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is a complication of an underlying disease and not a primary illness. It is most commonly associated with sepsis, trauma, obstetrical complications, and malignancies. There are very few cases in the literature illustrating the association between DIC and congestive heart failure. Findings. In this report, we present a case of severe congestive heart failure, leading to biventricular thrombi and subsequently DIC. Conclusion. We suggest that the association between congestive heart failure and DIC is an underrecognized one. Congestive heart failure continues to remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in medical therapies. Thus far, the precise role of coagulation factors in congestive heart failure is unknown. Further investigations are needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure and coagulation factors.

  15. Evaluation of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in the Craniocerebral Traumas

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    Faruk Altinel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic injury is one of the most important cause of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC. It occurs because of blood loss and hemodilution due to fluid resuscitation. The incidence of trauma associated DIC is mainly higher in the craniocerebral traumas. Even though craniocerebral trauma related DIC is well defined, the pathophysiology has been poorly characterized in the literature. Due to the fact that brain tissue is highly significant for procoagulant molecules, craniocerebral traumas are closely related to DIC. In the current study, 30 patients admitted to emergency room have been considered on the first and fifth day of admission to the hospital for the coagulation tests to evaluate DIC in both two groups. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(3.000: 488-495

  16. Advanced Congestive Heart Failure Associated With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.

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    Sarcon, Annahita; Liu, Xiaoli; Ton, David; Haywood, James; Hitchcock, Todd

    2015-01-01

    Background. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is a complication of an underlying disease and not a primary illness. It is most commonly associated with sepsis, trauma, obstetrical complications, and malignancies. There are very few cases in the literature illustrating the association between DIC and congestive heart failure. Findings. In this report, we present a case of severe congestive heart failure, leading to biventricular thrombi and subsequently DIC. Conclusion. We suggest that the association between congestive heart failure and DIC is an underrecognized one. Congestive heart failure continues to remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in medical therapies. Thus far, the precise role of coagulation factors in congestive heart failure is unknown. Further investigations are needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure and coagulation factors. PMID:26788528

  17. Basic studies on intravascular low-intensity laser therapy

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    Liu, Timon Cheng-Yi; Duan, Rui; Wang, Shuang-Xi; Liu, Jiang; Cui, Li-Ping; Jin, Hua; Liu, Song-Hao

    2006-09-01

    Intravascular low intensity laser therapy (ILILT) was originally put forward in USA in 1982, but popularized in Russia in 1980s and in China in 1990s, respectively. A randomized placebo-controlled study has shown ILILT clinical efficacy in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. As Chinese therapeutic applications of ILILT were the most widely in the world, its basic research, such as intracellular signal transduction research, blood research in vitro, animal blood research in vivo, human blood research in vivo and traditional Chinese medicine research, was also very progressive in China. Its basic studies will be reviewed in terms of the biological information model of photobiomodulation in this paper. ILILT might work in view of its basic studies, but the further randomized placebo-controlled trial and the further safety research should be done.

  18. Search of intravascular hemolysis in patients with the cutaneous form of loxoscelism Pesquisa de hemólise intravascular na forma cutânea de loxoscelismo

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    Pasquale Morena

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    Full Text Available Haptoglobin assay, a highly sensitive method to detect intravascular hemolysis was carried out in the sera of 19 patients referred to Hospital Vital Brazil with the cutaneous form of loxoscelism in order to investigate the occurrence of mild intravascular hemolysis. Data from this series did not show decreased levels haptoglobin, ruling out intravascular hemolysis in these patients with cutaneous form of loxoscelism.Dezenove pacientes que apresentaram a forma clínica cutânea do loxoscelismo foram investigados com o propósito de pesquisar hemólise intravascular sub-clínica, lançando mão da dosagem de haptoglobina, um método altamente sensível que permite detectar discreta presença de hemólise intravascular. Não foi encontrada diminuição de haptoglobina, o que descarta uma ação hemolítica do veneno da Loxosceles nestes pacientes.

  19. Linfoma adrenal primário bilateral com envolvimento do sistema nervoso central: relato de caso Bilateral primary adrenal lymphoma with central nervous system involvement: a case report

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    Marcelo Souto Nacif; Gustavo Federico Jauregui; Ricardo Andrade Fernandes de Mello; Márcia Heizer; Carolina Benvegnu Nahime; Alair Augusto Sarmet Moreira Damas dos Santos

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    Os autores demonstram os principais achados do linfoma adrenal primário nas tomografias computadorizadas (TC) de abdome e crânio e na ressonância magnética (RM) do crânio, apresentando um caso raro de um paciente do sexo masculino, 72 anos de idade, com progressiva deterioração do estado mental, evoluindo, num período de dois meses, com perda da memória recente, desorientação e, finalmente, franco quadro demencial. O paciente foi submetido a investigação por métodos de imagem com TC de crânio...

  20. Endoscopic staging of low-grade gastric malt lymphoma Estadificación por ecoendoscopia en el linfoma gástrico tipo malt de bajo grado

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    M. J. Varas

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS has already proven useful in the assessment of submucosal lesions, and the staging of gastrointestinal cancer, particularly gastric MALT-type lymphoma. The goal of this paper was EUS staging. Patients and method: 24 patients (10 females, 14 males with a median age of 56 years and possibly gastric MALT lymphoma (25 cases were studied using videoendoscopy, biopsies, and echoendoscopy with 7.5- and 20-MHz radial EUS, and also with 12- and 20-MHz miniprobes (MPs. Nineteen patients were definitely evaluated (7 females, 12 males as having 20 MALT-type lymphomas, as five patients were post-hoc disregarded when an invasive, high-grade gastric lymphoma (3c or plasmocytoma (2c was subsequently demonstrated. Of these 19 patients, all had T1 lesions except for two with T2 lesions; one patient had a gastroduodenal T1 lymphoma. Echographic findings with MPs were compared to EUS (gold standard and histology both before and after eradication. Then, patients were followed up every 1-3-6 months using videoendoscopy and MPs. Results: echoendoscopy correctly identified T stages in 90% of cases. MPs identified T stages in 88% of cases, and N stages in 33% of cases, with results being slightly inferior to those obtained with conventional EUS (91 vs. 45%; they were consequently used for follow-up. After eradication, all but two patients are in complete remission and have been followed every 1-3-6 months using MPs without echographic abnormalities, except for a patient who relapsed.Introducción: la ultrasonografía endoscópica (USE ha demostrado ya su utilidad en la evaluación de las lesiones submucosas, en la estadificación del cáncer digestivo en general, y del linfoma gástrico tipo MALT en particular. El objetivo de este trabajo fue la estadificación por USE. Pacientes y método: veinticuatro enfermos (10 mujeres y 14 varones con edad media de 56 años y con posible linfoma gástrico tipo MALT (25 casos fueron

  1. Linfoma não-Hodgkin apresentando-se como massa hepática única Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as a single liver mass

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    Mila Correia Góis Peixoto

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as principais características de imagem do linfoma não-Hodgkin apresentando-se como massa hepática única. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Realizamos estudo retrospectivo mediante análise de casos de pacientes com massa hepática única aos exames de ultrassonografia, tomografia computadorizada e ressonância magnética, com diagnóstico histológico de linfoma não-Hodgkin. Esses exames foram analisados por dois examinadores em consenso. RESULTADOS: Identificamos três pacientes, todos do sexo masculino, na quinta década de vida, com quadro clínico inespecífico e que apresentavam massa hepática única e com diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin. Na ultrassonografia a lesão hepática apresentava-se como massa com aspecto "em alvo" nos três casos estudados. Na tomografia computadorizada observou-se massa hipodensa e heterogênea, com realce anelar em todos os casos. Na ressonância magnética as lesões apresentavam-se heterogêneas, hipointensas em T1 e hiperintensas em T2, e também com realce anelar após a injeção do contraste. Nenhum paciente apresentava linfonodomegalia ou comprometimento de outras vísceras sólidas no momento do diagnóstico. CONCLUSÃO: Na presença de massa hepática solitária e com aspecto "em alvo" deve-se considerar, entre as hipóteses, o diagnóstico de linfoma.OBJECTIVE: To describe the main imaging findings of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as a single liver mass. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was developed with analysis of cases where a single liver mass was observed at ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and histologically diagnosed as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The studies were reviewed by two observers in consensus. RESULTS: Three male patients in the fifth decade of life, with non-specific clinical manifestations and single liver mass diagnosed as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were identified. A hepatic lesion with target sign was observed at

  2. Identificación de marcadores de utilidad diagnóstica y pronóstica en linfoma b de célula grande agresivo.

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    Montes Moreno, Santiago

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    El objetivo fundamental de la presente tesis es la identificación de marcadores biológicos de utilidad diagnóstica y pronóstica en Linfoma B Difuso de Célula Grande (LBDCG). Se identifican 2 proteínas de interés diagnóstico y pronóstico, GCET1 y PRDM1/Blimp1. La expresión inmunohistoquimica de GCET1 se restringe a neoplasias linfoides de línea B que muestran un estadio de diferenciación centrogerminal. La expresión de PRDM1/Blimp1 se encuentra en neoplasias que muestran diferenciación termina...

  3. Identificación de marcadores de utilidad diagnóstica y pronóstica en linfoma B de célula grande agresivo

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    Montes Moreno, Santiago

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    RESUMEN: El objetivo fundamental de la presente tesis es la identificación de marcadores biológicos de utilidad diagnóstica y pronóstica en Linfoma B Difuso de Célula Grande (LBDCG). Se identifican 2 proteínas de interés diagnóstico y pronóstico, GCET1 y PRDM1/Blimp1. La expresión inmunohistoquimica de GCET1 se restringe a neoplasias linfoides de línea B que muestran un estadio de diferenciación centrogerminal. La expresión de PRDM1/Blimp1 se encuentra en neoplasias que muestran diferenciació...

  4. Costo-efectividad de 18fdg-pet/ct vs ct al final del tratamiento en pacientes pediátricos con linfoma hodgkin

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    García Molina, Mario; Chicaiza-Becerra, Liliana; Moreno-Calderón, Alexánder; Prieto Martínez, Víctor; Sarmiento Urbina, Isabel; Linares Ballesteros, Adriana

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo Estimar la costo-efectividad de 18FDG-PET/CT comparado con CT seguido de 18FDG-PET/CT como prueba confirmatoria de un caso positivo en la evaluación al final del tratamiento en pacientes menores de 18 años con Linfoma Hodgkin (LH).Métodos Se construyó un árbol de decisión donde se comparó el uso de 18FDGPET/CT con CT seguido de 18FDG-PET/CT como prueba confirmatoria de un caso positivo en la detección de lesión residual. El resultado se midió en Años de Vida Ganados (AVG). Se calculó...

  5. Avances y perspectivas del aprovechamiento del tratado de libre comercio con Estados Unidos

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    Hernando José Gómez

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace una revisión de las oportunidades y los retos de exportación frente al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC con Estados Unidos. Asimismo, se traza un análisis de las necesidades transversales de los sectores de la economía incluyendo temas sanitarios, fitosanitarios y de calidad. De igual manera, se destaca la importancia de robustecer la industria nacional en términos de competitividad del sector agrícola y ganadero, confecciones, servicios en salud, metalmecánica, agroindustria, entre otros, de la mano de acciones logísticas y estrategias de innovación para lograr la eficiencia y aprovechamiento del tratado bilateral.

  6. Linfoma primário de células T no líquido cefalorraquidiano de cão: relato de caso

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    L.F. Moraes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se o diagnóstico de linfoma primário no sistema nervoso central em um cão Labrador Retrievier, de 10 anos de idade, que apresentava episódios convulsivos, incoordenação nos membros posteriores, head tilt, ataxia e sensibilidade diminuída no lado esquerdo. Constataram-se alterações laterais esquerdas, como ausências de propriocepção e de posicionamento tátil, alterações posteriores nas provas de carrinho de mão e de reação ao pulo e diminuição da extensão da postura e hemilocomoção. No líquido cefalorraquidiano (LCR, houve predomínio de linfócitos atípicos, caracterizados pela presença de anisocitose e anisocariose, nucléolos evidentes e anisonucleose, basofilia e microvacuolização citoplasmáticas, mitoses atípicas e corpúsculos linfoglandulares, compatíveis com linfoma, confirmado pelo exame histológico e imunocitoquímico, o qual revelou origem T, com expressão CD3+ e CD79-. A tomografia computadorizada não foi conclusiva e evidenciou diversas áreas hipodensas e intensificação de contraste na região de sulcos e giros do parênquima encefálico. A coleta do LCR foi essencial na rapidez do diagnóstico definitivo, indicando a natureza rara desta lesão primária.

  7. Linfoma de Hodgkin em baixa faixa etária: relato de dois casos Hodgkin's lymphoma in young children: two cases report

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    Silvia M. Luporini

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Relato de dois casos de pacientes do sexo masculino com linfoma de Hodgkin (LH e idades inferiores a 5 anos apresentando linfonodomegalias com evolução de alguns meses e seguimento em nosso serviço. Os estudos imuno-histopatológicos do tumor confirmaram linfoma de Hodgkin, esclerose nodular e positividade para o vírus Epstein-Barr (EBV em material tumoral, em ambos os casos. Após período de 13 meses em remissão completa houve recidiva em um dos pacientes, mostrando doença agressiva. A análise laboratorial do tumor mostrou as mesmas características da doença inicial, e mantendo a positividade ao EBV. Uma exposição mais precoce e intensa ao EBV poderia aumentar o risco para formas muito precoces da doença e a inesperada evolução poderia estar ligada à associação do subtipo histológico e positividade ao EBV.The cases of two male under five-year-olds diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as lymphadenopathy in evolution for some months and treated in our hospital are reported. Immunohistopathological findings of the tumors proved the existence of Hodgkin's lymphoma nodular sclerosis and positive Epstein-Barr virus in tumoral material in both cases. After 13 months of complete remission one of the patients relapsed and presented aggressive disease. Laboratorial analyses of the tumor showed the same characteristics as the initial disease including positive Epstein-Barr virus. Early and intense exposure to Epstein-Barr virus may increase the risk related to the very early development of the disease and the unexpected evolution may be connected to the association of the histological subtype and the positive Epstein-Barr virus.

  8. Neuroimágenes estructurales y funcionales en la caracterización del linfoma del SNC Structural and functional imaging for the characterization of CNS lymphomas

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    Cristina Besada

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mostrar los hallazgos en imágenes del compromiso primario o secundario del Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC por el linfoma, haciendo énfasis en el aporte de la espectroscopía. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron en forma retrospectiva con un equipo de resonancia magnética (RM de 1.5T 25 casos (16 hombres y 9 mujeres con diagnóstico histológico de linfoma no Hodgkin y compromiso del SNC. Se destacaron los distintos tipos de presentación en imágenes convencionales con contraste y funcionales en espectroscopía. Se utilizaron técnicas multivoxel con tiempos de eco intermedio y corto. Resultados: Se detectaron 3 patrones principales de presentación de esta patología: parenquimatosa, meníngea y de pares craneanos. Además, se destacaron algunos hallazgos característicos, como compromiso de los espacios perivasculares. La resonancia magnética convencional no fue concluyente en la caracterización del tumor en varios de los casos. En dichos pacientes, el aporte de la espectroscopía fue de gran utilidad. El hallazgo más significativo tanto para los linfomas primarios como para los secundarios fue el aumento de los picos de lípidos y colina. El pico de lípido fue en algunos casos identificado como el metabolito dominante, especialmente en tiempos de eco (TE corto. No se encontraron diferencias en el patrón espectroscópico entre linfomas primarios y sistémicos. Conclusión: La afectación del SNC por los linfomas presenta una gran variedad de manifestaciones radiológicas, con diferentes patrones de presentación. Esta característica hace difícil la correcta caracterización de estos tumores en forma prequirúrgica sólo con RM convencional. La espectroscopía por RM puede ser de gran utilidad en estas situaciones, demostrando la presencia del pico de lípido. Este hallazgo, presente en un tumor sólido intraxial con realce post contraste sugiere la posibilidad de un linfoma y podría promover la modificación de la estrategia

  9. Intravascular radiation for restenosis prevention: could it be the holy grail?

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    King, S.B. [Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1996-08-01

    This brief editorial discusses the use of intravascular radiation in preventing restenosis after angioplasty in coronary interventions. Results in porcine coronary arteries and clinical applications are briefly reported. (UK).

  10. Plasma and plasma components in the management of disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    M. Levi; E. de Jonge; T. van der Poll

    2006-01-01

    A variety of clinical conditions can cause systemic activation of coagulation that ranges from insignificant laboratory changes to severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). DIC consists of a widespread systemic activation of coagulation, resulting in diffuse fibrin deposition in small and

  11. Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: parte 2 - linfomas cutâneos de células T e de células NK Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: part 2 - cutaneous T-cell and NK-cell lymphomas

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    José Antonio Sanches Jr

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK constituem um grupo de doenças linfoproliferativas extranodais atualmente classificadas e subdivididas de acordo com o comportamento clínico segundo consenso da Organização Mundial de Saúde e da Organização Européia para Pesquisa e Tratamento do Câncer. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento clínico indolente compreendem a micose fungóide clássica, a micose fungóide foliculotrópica, a reticulose pagetóide, a cútis laxa granulomatosa, o linfoma cutâneo primário de grande célula anaplásica, a papulose linfomatóide, o linfoma subcutâneo de célula T paniculite-símile e o linfoma cutâneo primário de pequena e média célula T CD4+ pleomórfica. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento agressivo incluem a síndrome de Sézary, o linfoma extranodal de célula T/NK, tipo nasal, o linfoma cutâneo primário agressivo de célula T CD8+ epidermotrópica, o linfoma cutâneo de célula T gd e o linfoma cutâneo primário de célula T periférica, não especificado. O linfoma-leucemia de células T do adulto e a neoplasia hematodémica CD4+CD56+, embora considerados linfomas sistêmicos, são aqui abordados por apresentarem-se inicialmente na pele em significativo número de pacientes. O diagnóstico desses processos é realizado pelo exame histopatológico complementado pela análise do fenótipo das células neoplásicas, imprescindível no processo classificatório. O estadiamento para a avaliação da extensão anatômica da doença considera além do envolvimento cutâneo, o estado clínico e histológico dos linfonodos e das vísceras. Avaliação hematológica é fundamental na caracterização da síndrome de Sézary. Os tratamentos preconizados incluem terapêuticas dirigidas exclusivamente à pele, modificadores da resposta biológica e quimioterapia sistêmica.The cutaneous NKT/cell lymphomas are a group of extranodal lymphoproliferative disorders

  12. Linfoma não-Hodgkin bilateral do seio cavernoso como manifestação inicial da síndrome de imunodeficiência adquirida: relato de caso

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    Alan Kardec Barreira Junior

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Relato de caso com acometimento bilateral do seio cavernoso causado por linfoma não-Hodgkin em um paciente com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida. Paciente de 51 anos infectado pelo vírus da imunodeficiência adquirida há dois anos, sem terapia antirretroviral, apresentou-se com acometimento dos V e VI nervos cranianos bilateralmente. Exame de tomografia computadorizada de órbitas mostrou-se dentro da normalidade. Como a hipótese diagnóstica principal era afecção do ápice orbitário ou do seio cavernoso, foi realizado exame de imagem por ressonância magnética que evidenciou lesão compatível com linfoma acometendo os seios cavernosos. Apesar da raridade dos linfomas primários do sistema nervoso central, essa condição deve ser considerada entre os diagnósticos diferenciais nos pacientes imunodeprimidos que apresentem oftalmoplegia e sinais radiológicos sugestivos de lesão infiltrativa do seio cavernoso.

  13. MRI phenotypes of localized intravascular coagulopathy in venous malformations

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    Koo, Kevin S.H. [Boston Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Boston, MA (United States); Dowd, Christopher F.; Hess, Christopher P. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CA (United States); Mathes, Erin F.; Frieden, Ilona J. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA (United States); Rosbe, Kristina W. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Otolaryngology, San Francisco, CA (United States); Hoffman, William Y. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Surgery, San Francisco, CA (United States)

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    The incidence of localized intravascular coagulopathy (LIC) in venous malformations varies with lesion size and location, as well as the presence of palpable phleboliths. The development of LIC can cause pain and hemorrhage and can progress to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and thromboembolic disease resulting in death in some cases. Early recognition of LIC can relieve symptoms and prevent progression to life-threatening complications. The aim of this work was to identify MRI features of venous malformation associated with LIC. We hypothesized that venous malformations with larger capacitance, slower flow and less physiological compression (greater stasis) were more likely to be associated with LIC. In this HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved study, we retrospectively reviewed clinical records and MRI for consecutive patients undergoing evaluation of venous malformations at our multidisciplinary Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center between 2003 and 2013. Inclusion required consensus diagnosis of venous malformation and availability of laboratory data and MRI; patients on anticoagulation or those previously undergoing surgical or endovascular treatment were excluded. LIC was diagnosed when D-dimer exceeded 1,000 ng/mL and/or fibrinogen was less than 200 mg/dL. Two board-certified radiologists assessed the following MRI features for each lesion: morphology (spongiform vs. phlebectatic), presence of phleboliths, size, location (truncal vs. extremity), and tissue type(s) involved (subcutis, muscle, bone and viscera). Univariate logistic regression analyses were used to test associations between LIC and MRI findings, and stepwise regression was applied to assess the significance of the individual imaging predictors. Seventy patients, 37 with LIC, met inclusion criteria during the 10-year study period (age: 14.5 +/- 13.6 years [mean +/- standard deviation]; 30 male, 40 female). Both elevated D-dimer and low fibrinogen were associated with the presence of

  14. Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma: A Difficult Diagnostic Challenge.

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    Khan, Maria S; McCubbin, Mark; Nand, Sucha

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    Case Presentation. A 69-year-old Hispanic male, with a past history of diabetes and coronary disease, was admitted for fever, diarrhea, and confusion of 4 weeks duration. Physical examination showed a disoriented patient with multiple ecchymoses, possible ascites, and bilateral scrotal swelling. Hemoglobin was 6.7, prothrombin time (PT) 21.4 seconds with international normalized ratio 2.1, partial thromboplastin time (PTT) 55.6 seconds, fibrin split 10 µg/L, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) 1231 IU/L. Except for a positive DNA test for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, extensive diagnostic workup for infections, malignancy, or a neurological cause was negative. Mixing studies revealed a nonspecific inhibitor of PT and PTT but Factor VIII levels were normal. The patient was empirically treated with antibiotics but developed hypotension and died on day 27 of admission. At autopsy, patient was found to have intravascular diffuse large B-cell lymphoma involving skin, testes, lung, and muscles. The malignant cells were positive for CD20, CD791, Mum-1, and Pax-5 and negative for CD3, CD5, CD10, CD30, and Bcl-6. The malignant cells were 100% positive for Ki-67. Discussion. Intravascular large cell B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is rare form of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and tends to proliferate within small blood vessels, particularly capillaries and postcapillary venules. The cause of its affinity for vascular bed remains unknown. In many reports, IVLBCL was associated with HIV, HHV8, and EBV infections. The fact that our case showed evidence of EBV infection lends support to the association of this diagnosis to viral illness. The available literature on this subject is scant, and in many cases, the diagnosis was made only at autopsy. The typical presentation of this disorder is with B symptoms, progressive neurologic deficits, and skin findings. Bone marrow, spleen, and liver are involved in a minority of patients. Nearly all patients have elevated LDH, and about 65% are

  15. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em crianças com imunodeficiência: relato de cinco casos Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children with immunodeficiency: report of five cases

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    Maria Christina L. A. Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Neste estudo é relatado o quadro clínico de cinco crianças com linfoma não-Hodgkin secundário a imunodeficiência ou imunossupressão: três portadoras do vírus da imunodeficiência humana, uma com imunodeficiência primária e uma após transplante hepático. De acordo com a classificação atual, os tipos histológicos foram: linfoma linfoblástico de células B precursoras (2, linfoma cutâneo de grandes células anaplásico (1, linfoma de células B periféricas, sugestivo de Burkitt (1, e linfoma linfoblástico de células T precursoras (1. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a quimioterapia, sendo que dois estão em remissão clínica, dois morreram e um continua em tratamento. Após a introdução da terapia anti-retroviral combinada e o aumento dos transplantes de órgãos sólidos ocorre maior risco de neoplasia nesses pacientes. Desse modo, é importante o seguimento desses pacientes para determinar os fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento de neoplasias e definir adequada estratégia de tratamento.The outcomes of five children with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas associated with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression is reported: three children with HIV, one with primary immunodeficiency and one after liver transplantation. According to the REAL classification, two patients had precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphomas, one had an anaplastic large cell lymphoma, one had a peripheral B-cell neoplasm suggestive of Burkitt's lymphoma, and one had precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. All patients received chemotherapy. Two are in complete remission, two died and one remains under treatment. There has been an increasing awareness of the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders after active antiretroviral therapy and with the expansion of solid organ transplant programs in the pediatric setting. Thus, for these patients it is important to establish risk factors for hematological disorders and determine the optimal and safest

  16. [Progress in diagnosis and treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation].

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    Wada, Hideo; Matsumoto, Takeshi; Aota, Takumi; Yamashita, Yoshiki

    2015-02-01

    As the development of a hypercoagulable state in the setting of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) induces localized infection, therapy for DIC should be evaluated according to the findings of examinations for both severe sepsis and DIC. DIC is classified into the following types: "bleeding type," "organ failure type," "asymptomatic type," and "complication type." The "bleeding type" and "organ failure type" are considered to reflect the "plasmin inhibitor (PI) deficiency type" and "antithrombin (AT) deficiency type," respectively. In order to improve the diagnosis of DIC, in particular limitations in global coagulation tests, the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis recently proposed tentative diagnostic criteria for DIC using hemostatic molecular markers and AT. The recommendations for treatment of DIC, especially the use of AT concentrates, recombinant activated protein C and thrombomodulin, vary among several guidelines for the management of DIC. These agents inhibit the effects of key proteases in activating coagulation and consequently exert an anti-inflammatory effect on DIC. Hence, it is necessary to extensively evaluate these agents in well-conducted clinical trials.

  17. Diagnostic criteria and laboratory tests for disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Wada, Hideo; Matsumoto, Takeshi; Hatada, Tuyoshi

    2012-12-01

    Three diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) have been established by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. The diagnostic criteria involving global coagulation tests, such as the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare criteria and the ISTH overt diagnostic criteria, are first-generation DIC diagnostic criteria, those involving global coagulation tests and changes in these tests such as the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine criteria, are second-generation DIC diagnostic criteria, and those including non-overt DIC diagnostic criteria involving global coagulation tests, changes in these tests and hemostatic molecular markers will be the future (third-generation) DIC diagnostic criteria. There are no significant differences in the three diagnostic criteria with respect to predicting poor outcomes. Therefore, the third generation of diagnostic criteria including hemostatic molecular markers is expected to be established. Standardization and the determination of adequate cutoff values should be required for each laboratory test.

  18. Back to the future: testing in disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Toh, Cheng-Hock; Downey, Colin

    2005-11-01

    Following on from the first clinical observations on disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in the nineteenth century, the dawn of laboratory testing for DIC began with the availability of assays that characterized the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways of coagulation. Markedly increased clotting times were the hallmark of DIC. As the understanding of the biochemistry of haemostasis and thrombosis improved, new tests were developed based on the molecular players that participate in the process. However, many are non-specific for DIC and/or are unwieldy in performance to keep apace with the demands of the acute clinical setting. The renewed emphasis in DIC for the modern laboratory of the twenty-first century has seen a return to the simple, rapid and practical global tests of coagulation within scoring systems that also capture the pathophysiological continuum by trend analysis. Additionally, new technologies based on these simple tests of coagulation hold promise in also indicating the in vivo interplay between coagulation and inflammation during DIC.

  19. Thromboelastometry in patients with severe sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Sivula, Mirka; Pettilä, Ville; Niemi, Tomi T; Varpula, Marjut; Kuitunen, Anne H

    2009-09-01

    Severe sepsis induces coagulopathy, which may lead to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Thromboelastometry is a point-of-care whole blood coagulation monitor, which has been validated in human endotoxemia model. We assessed thromboelastometry in severe sepsis and overt DIC and investigated its applicability in differentiating sepsis-related coagulation disturbances. Thromboelastometry (EXTEM and FIBTEM tests) and traditional coagulation assays were analyzed in 28 patients with severe sepsis, 12 of who fulfilled the criteria of overt DIC on admission. Ten healthy persons served as controls. Coagulation parameters, clotting time, clot formation time (CFT), alpha angle, maximal clot firmness (MCF) and lysis index at 60 min, were registered. In patients with overt DIC, EXTEM MCF, CFT and alpha angle differed from that in both healthy controls and patients without DIC, indicating hypocoagulation (MCF 52, 63 and 68 mm; CFT 184, 88 and 73 s; and alpha angle 58, 72 and 76 degrees , respectively, P coagulation assays showed progressively worsening coagulopathy from controls to septic patients without DIC and further to those with overt DIC. We conclude that thromboelastometry may be a valuable tool in assessing whole blood coagulation capacity in patients with severe sepsis with and without overt DIC.

  20. Intravascular ultrasound assessed incomplete stent apposition and stent fracture in stent thrombosis after bare metal versus drug-eluting stent treatment the Nordic Intravascular Ultrasound Study (NIVUS)

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    Kosonen, Petteri; Vikman, Saila; Jensen, Lisette Okkels;

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    This prospective multicenter registry used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients with definite stent thrombosis (ST) to compare rates of incomplete stent apposition (ISA), stent fracture and stent expansion in patients treated with drug-eluting (DES) versus bare metal (BMS) stents. ST...... is a rare, but potential life threatening event after coronary stent implantation. The etiology seems to be multifactorial....

  1. Linfoma de Hodgkin na infância e adolescência: 15 anos de experiência com o protocolo DH-II-90 Hodgkin's lymphoma in children and adolescents: 15 years of experience with the DH-II-90 protocol

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    Luciana N. S. Souza

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O desafio do tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin na infância reside na redução da toxicidade aguda e tardia sem afetar os bons resultados terapêuticos. Crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfoma de Hodgkin recém-diagnosticado foram tratados com o protocolo institucional DH-II-90. Os objetivo deste trabalho foram: 1avaliar as taxas de sobrevida global (SG e livre de eventos (SLE do protocolo DH-II-90 aplicado a portadores de LH; 2avaliar as taxas de SG e SLE conforme estádio, idade, tumor "bulky", massa mediastinal, sintomas B, dose de radioterapia e 3descrever os efeitos tardios. Sessenta e oito pacientes portadores de LH recém-diagnosticado, com idade entre 0 e 21 anos (idade mediana 9 anos, 20F:48M, foram tratados com quimioterapia (baixo risco:ABVD; alto risco:ABVD+MOP/COP e radioterapia. O estadiamento foi distribuído desta forma: nove (13,2% estádio I A; 29 (42,6% II A; cinco (7,4% II B; nove (13,2% III A; dez (14,7% III B; dois (2,9% IV A e quatro (5,9% IV B. A SG em dez anos foi de 96,1% ± 3,8 para o grupo de baixo risco e 93,3% ± 4,5 para o de alto risco (p:0,402. A SLE foi de 88,9% ± 5,2 em dez anos para o de alto risco e 86,5% ± 6,3 para o de baixo risco (p: 0,969. A presença de massa mediastinal e doses de radioterapia maiores que 2100 cGy (p= 0,020 e p= 0,014, respectivamente apresentam impacto negativo na SLE e a doença estádio I tem impacto positivo na SLE. Disfunção e carcinoma de tireoide são os efeitos tardios mais frequentes neste grupo de doentes. O protocolo DH-II-90 obteve resultados terapêuticos favoráveis, porém as taxas de complicações tardias, embora aceitáveis, demandam revisão do programa terapêutico.The challenge of new protocols for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL treatment is to decrease the toxicity without impairing the results. The DH-II-90 protocol was designed to treat children and adolescents with HL. The objectives of this work were: 1 to assess the overall and event free survival of

  2. Imminent Cardiac Risk Assessment via Optical Intravascular Biochemical Analysis

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    Wetzel, D.; Wetzel, L; Wetzel, M; Lodder, R

    2009-01-01

    Heart disease is by far the biggest killer in the United States, and type II diabetes, which affects 8% of the U.S. population, is on the rise. In many cases, the acute coronary syndrome and/or sudden cardiac death occurs without warning. Atherosclerosis has known behavioral, genetic and dietary risk factors. However, our laboratory studies with animal models and human post-mortem tissue using FT-IR microspectroscopy reveal the chemical microstructure within arteries and in the arterial walls themselves. These include spectra obtained from the aortas of ApoE-/- knockout mice on sucrose and normal diets showing lipid deposition in the former case. Also pre-aneurysm chemical images of knockout mouse aorta walls, and spectra of plaque excised from a living human patient are shown for comparison. In keeping with the theme of the SPEC 2008 conference Spectroscopic Diagnosis of Disease this paper describes the background and potential value of a new catheter-based system to provide in vivo biochemical analysis of plaque in human coronary arteries. We report the following: (1) results of FT-IR microspectroscopy on animal models of vascular disease to illustrate the localized chemical distinctions between pathological and normal tissue, (2) current diagnostic techniques used for risk assessment of patients with potential unstable coronary syndromes, and (3) the advantages and limitations of each of these techniques illustrated with patent care histories, related in the first person, by the physician coauthors. Note that the physician comments clarify the contribution of each diagnostic technique to imminent cardiac risk assessment in a clinical setting, leading to the appreciation of what localized intravascular chemical analysis can contribute as an add-on diagnostic tool. The quality of medical imaging has improved dramatically since the turn of the century. Among clinical non-invasive diagnostic tools, laboratory tests of body fluids, EKG, and physical examination are

  3. Meta-analysis on intravascular low energy laser therapy

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    Zhao, Shu-Dong; Liu, Timon Cheng-Yi; Wang, Yan-Fang; Liu, Song-Hao

    2008-12-01

    Intravascular low energy laser therapy (ILELT) was put forward for cardiocirculatory diseases in USA in 1982, was popular in Russia in 1980s, and then in China in 1990s. The therapeutic effects of ILELT and drugs in comparison with drugs only on Chinese patients and their blood parameters were analyzed with meta-analyses and reported as (OR, 95%CI) for patient improvement and (WMD, 95% CI) for blood parameter improvement, where 95%CI, OR and WMD denoted 95% confidence intervals, odds ratio and weighted mean difference, respectively. It was found that the patients of cerebral infarction (2.39, 2.09~2.74) and cerebrovascular diseases (2.97, 1.69~2.53) were cured, respectively, (P cholesterol (-0.78, -1.32~-0.24), total cholesterol (-1.08, -1.80~-0.36), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (-0.6, -1.01~-0.19), triacylglycerol (0.63, -0.83~-0.42), high density lipoprotein (0.34, 0.10~0.59), erythrocyte aggregation index (-0.24, -0.27~-0.21), erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (-4.57, -7.26~-1.89), fibrinogen (-0.76, -1.31~-0.21), whole blood contrast viscosity (-0.40, -0.69~-0.12), low cut blood viscosity (-1.2, -1.93~-0.48), high cut blood viscosity (-0.62, -0.92~-0.32), whole blood viscosity(-1.2, -1.85~-0.54) and plasma blood contrast viscosity(-0.07, -0.12~-0.03) were found improved (P < 0.05). It is concluded that the patients of cerebral infarction, cerebrovascular diseases and diabetes might be improved with ILELT, which might be mediated by blood parameter improvement.

  4. Supportive management strategies for disseminated intravascular coagulation. An international consensus.

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    Squizzato, Alessandro; Hunt, Beverley J; Kinasewitz, Gary T; Wada, Hideo; Ten Cate, Hugo; Thachil, Jecko; Levi, Marcel; Vicente, Vicente; D'Angelo, Armando; Di Nisio, Marcello

    2016-05-01

    The cornerstone of the management of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the treatment of the underlying condition triggering the coagulopathy. However, a number of uncertainties remain over the optimal supportive treatment. The aim of this study was to provide evidence and expert-based recommendations on the optimal supportive haemostatic and antithrombotic treatment strategies for patients with DIC. A working group defined five relevant clinical scenarios. Published studies were systematically searched in the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (up to May 2014). Seven internationally recognised experts were asked to independently provide clinical advice. A two-phase blinded data collection technique was used to reach consensus. Only three randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the supportive management of DIC were identified. The RCTs (overall less than 100 patients) investigated the use of fresh frozen plasma and platelet transfusion and found no differences in survival between the intervention and control groups. The experts' approach was heterogeneous, although there was consensus that supportive management should vary according to the underlying cause, clinical manifestations and severity of blood test abnormalities. Platelet transfusion should be given to maintain platelet count > 50×10⁹/l in case of bleeding while a lower threshold of 20 to 30×10⁹/l may be used in DIC without bleeding. Thromboprophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin is advised until bleeding ensues or platelet count drops below 30×10⁹/l. In conclusion, in the absence of solid evidence from RCTs, an individualised supportive management of DIC is advisable based on the type of underlying disease, presence of bleeding or thrombotic complications and laboratory tests results.

  5. SEPSIS-ASSOCIATED DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION AND THROMBOEMBOLIC DISEASE

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    Nicola Semeraro

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Sepsis is almost invariably associated with haemostatic abnormalities ranging from subclinical activation of blood coagulation (hypercoagulability, which may contribute to localized venous thromboembolism, to acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC, characterized by massive thrombin formation and widespread microvascular thrombosis, partly responsible of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS, and subsequent consumption of platelets and coagulation proteins causing, in most severe cases, bleeding manifestations. There is general agreement that the key event underlying this life-threatening sepsis complication is the overwhelming inflammatory host response to the infectious agent leading to the overexpression of inflammatory mediators. Mechanistically, the latter, together with the micro-organism and its derivatives, causes DIC by 1 up-regulation of procoagulant molecules, primarily tissue factor (TF, which is produced mainly by stimulated monocytes-macrophages and by specific cells in target tissues; 2 impairment of physiological anticoagulant pathways (antithrombin, protein C pathway, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, which is orchestrated mainly by dysfunctional endothelial cells (ECs; and 3 suppression of fibrinolysis due to increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 by ECs and likely also to thrombin-mediated  activation of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI. Notably, clotting enzymes non only lead to microvascular thrombosis but can also elicit cellular responses that amplify the inflammatory reactions. Inflammatory mediators can also cause, directly or indirectly, cell apoptosis or necrosis and recent evidence indicates that products released from dead cells, such as nuclear proteins (particularly extracellular histones, are able to propagate further inflammation, coagulation, cell death and MODS. These insights into the pathogenetic mechanisms of DIC and MODS may have important implications for the

  6. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: magnetic resonance imaging of finger lesions

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    Sung, Jinkyeong; Kim, Jee-Young [The Catholic University of Korea, Department of Radiology, St. Vincent' s Hospital, College of Medicine, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of); Yoo, Changyoung [The Catholic University of Korea, Department of Hospital Pathology, St. Vincent' s Hospital, College of Medicine, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-02-15

    To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), to identify findings differentiating IPEH of the finger from that of other locations, and to correlate these with pathology. Nineteen patients with 20 I.E. masses of the finger (n = 13) and other locations (n = 7) were evaluated. All patients underwent MRI, and the results were correlated with pathology. Seventeen IPEHs, including all IPEHs of the finger, were located in the subcutis, the three other lesions in the muscle layer. On T1WI, all masses were isointense or slightly hyperintense. IPEHs of the finger (n = 13) revealed focal hyperintense nodules (n = 2) or central hypointensity (n = 2) on T1WI, hypointensity with a hyperintense rim (n = 7), hyperintensity with hypointense nodules (n = 5), or isointensity with a hypointense rim (n = 1) on T2WI, and rim enhancement (n = 5), heterogeneous enhancement with nodular nonenhanced areas (n = 6), peripheral nodular enhancement (n = 1), or no enhancement (n = 1) on gadolinium-enhanced T1WI. IPEHs of other locations (n = 7) demonstrated focal hyperintense nodules (n = 5) on T1WI, hyperintensity with hypointense nodules (n = 5) or heterogeneous signal intensity (n = 2) on T2WI, and rim or rim and septal enhancement (n = 6) or peripheral nodular enhancement (n = 1). Microscopically, IPEHs were composed of thrombi that were hypointense on T2WI and papillary endothelial proliferations that showed T2 hyperintensity and enhancement. MRI of finger IPEH reveals well-demarcated subcutaneous masses with hypointensity or hypointense nodules with peripheral hyperintensity on T2WI, as well as peripheral enhancement. T1 hyperintense nodules, internal heterogeneity on T2WI, and septal enhancement are more common in IPEH of other locations. (orig.)

  7. Un regimen sanitatis contra la peste: el tratado del licenciado Vázquez

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    de la Peña Barroso, Efrén

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The regimina pestis or plague treatises are the main literary genre where late medieval doctors reflected their medical concern about plague and pestilences. These medical texts, in which some practical recommendations were given to people to avoid and/or cure the effects of epidemic disease of high letality, were developed since the outbreak of the epidemic in 1348. The text now presented is a treatise on plague written by the «licenciado Vázquez», a converso from the archbishopric of Toledo who was tried by the Inquisition at the beginning of the 16th Century.Los regimientos o tratados contra la peste o pestilencia son expresión del modo en que los médicos universitarios bajomedievales hicieron frente a la enfermedad epidémica de alta letalidad. Estos textos médicos, que consistían en un repertorio más o menos amplio de recomendaciones prácticas para prevenir y/o tratar dicha enfermedad, experimentaron un notable desarrollo a partir de la peste negra de 1348. El texto que se ofrece a continuación es un tratado inédito contra la peste escrito por el licenciado Vázquez, un judeoconverso toledano que fue procesado por el Tribunal de la Inquisición a principios del siglo XVI.

  8. EL SISTEMA EUROPEO DE DERECHOS FUNDAMENTALES TRAS LA ENTRADA EN VIGOR DEL TRATADO DE LISBOA

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    Lorenzo Martín-Retortillo Baquer

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En 1947 se pusieron las bases de lo que llegaría a ser la Unión Europea, a modo de organización comercial para sectores concretos, complejo que iría creciendo, ampliándose los fines y la organización, a la par que se fraguaba un complejo ordenamiento jurídico. Se hizo necesario alcanzar una declaración de derechos que incluyera los modernos derechos sociales. En el trabajo se estudia la compleja historia de la obtención de la declaración, la “Carta de Derechos Fundamentales de la Unión Europea”, que, al fin, entraría en vigor el 1.XII.2009, a la par que el último de los Tratados de la Unión, el Tratado de Lisboa.Abstract: The European Union was founded in 1947 as a concrete trade organization but it started to grown. The aims and the organization had increased and in the meantime a complex law system was set up. It was convenient to get a solid bill of rights including the modern social rights. The paper studies the complicate story of how to obtain the bill of rights –the “Carta of Fundamentals Rights of the European Union”- which formally came into effect the 1.XII.2099 at the same time that the last Treaty of the Union, the Treaty of Lison.

  9. Accumulation of /sup 99m/Tc-sulfur colloid by the lung and kidney following disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Smith, F.W.; Brown, R.G.; Ash, J.M.; Gilday, D.L.

    1980-06-01

    A patient is described who demonstrated accumulation of /sup 99m/Tc-sulfur colloid in both the lung and kidney following treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation. This phenomenon has been demonstrated experimentally in animals following the induction of disseminated intravascular coagulation, but to our knowledge has not been previously described in humans.

  10. A case of giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver complicated by intravascular coagulopathy.

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    Watanabe,Makoto

    1978-04-01

    Full Text Available A case of liver hemangioma complicated by intravascular coagulopathy is presented because of the rarity of the association. Hemangioma of the liver was suspected by palpation of the liver tumor, scintigraphy and x-ray examination, and confirmed by selective hepatic arteriography in combination with exploratory laparotomy. Intravascular coagulopathy was established by demonstrating secondary fibrinolysis and consumption of platelets and coagulation factors. Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia due to micro-angiopathic hemolytic anemia was also present. The clinical course of the clotting abnormalities was basically a chronic one with an occasional acute or subacute defibrination process associated with further enlargement of the hepatic tumor. These provide sufficient evidence that the intravascular coagulopathy was closely related with the hemangioma in the liver. Neither ligation of a presumed nutritional artery of the hemangioma nor radiation therapy caused any demonstrable reduction in the tumor size.

  11. Legitimidad y finalidad de los capítulos de propiedad intelectual en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC)

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    Una visión analítica de la realidad actual permite apreciar un auge de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, mientras se presenta un estancamiento en las negociaciones multilaterales de comercio. Si bien la negociación de los TLC no se limita a los países desarrollados, los negociados por los países en desarrollo no tienden a contemplar mejoras en los estándares de propiedad intelectual. Algunos de los capítulos relativos a la propiedad intelectual incluidos en los Tratados de Libre Comercio simple...

  12. Recent acquisitions in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Lippi Giuseppe

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC is a disorder characterized by both acute generalized, widespread activation of coagulation, which results in thrombotic complications due to the intravascular formation of fibrin, and diffuse hemorrhages, due to the consumption of platelets and coagulation factors. Systemic activation of coagulation may occur in a variety of disorders, including sepsis, severe infections, malignancies, obstetric or vascular disorders, and severe toxic or immunological reactions. In this review, we briefly report the present knowledge about the pathophysiology and diagnosis of DIC. Particular attention is also given to the current standard and experimental therapies of overt DIC.

  13. [Intravascular decompressive aerogenesis ultrasonography in a practice of diving medical physician].

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    Miasnikov, A A; Goloviashkin, G V; Shitov, A Iu; Motasov, G P; Chumakov, A V; Sukhoroslova, I E; Bobrov, Iu M

    2014-06-01

    The aim of research was substantiation of necessity and accessibility of acoustic indication of intravascular decompressive aerogenesis in a practice of diving medical. Authors define possibilities of portable ultrasound blood flow indicator for location of decompressive gas bubbles. It was found that acoustic indication of intravascular decompressive gas bubbles made by simple portable ultrasonic blood flow meter allows to reveal moving gas bubble in blood flow. Authors came to conclusion that it is necessary to include portable ultrasonic diagnostic equipment into the norms of medical supply for ships, vessels and military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. PMID:25286575

  14. A utilidade da citologia por punção com agulha fina aliada a imunofenotipagem no diagnóstico dos linfomas não-Hodgkin Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma combining immunophenotyping and fine needle aspiration

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    Flávia P. S. Costa

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available A classificação para linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS enfatiza a importância do imunofenótipo para o diagnóstico. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a utilidade da citologia combinada a citometria de fluxo para o diagnóstico de LNH, utilizando um painel de anticorpos monoclonais e estudo do ciclo celular. O material foi obtido através de aspiração de linfonodos por agulha fina de 78 pacientes. O painel de anticorpos monoclonais para análise em citometria de fluxo foi o seguinte: CD19/CD10, CD20/CD5, CD23, CD38/CD7, CD3/CD4, CD3/CD8, kappa/lambda. O diagnóstico final foi confirmado pela histologia convencional, considerada gold standard. Em 85% dos casos a citologia associada a imunofenotipagem e porcentagem de células em fase S permitiram um diagnóstico correto. Nos demais casos foi possível diferenciar linfomas B ou T e estimar grau de agressividade. O painel, embora pequeno, foi suficiente exceto para os anaplásicos e subclassificação dos linfomas T. Nestes casos, a morfologia foi mais importante que imunofenótipo, sendo este seguro apenas para linfomas linfoblásticos. A fração de fase S mostrou-se importante para diferenciar linfomas indolentes e de alto grau. Concluímos que esta técnica é uma boa alternativa para o diagnóstico de linfomas não-Hodgkin. Permite um diagnóstico rápido, menos invasivo, podendo ser repetida quando necessário, agilizando o tratamento.The WHO classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma stresses the importance of the immunophenotype for diagnosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of cytology together with flow cytometric examination using a panel of monoclonal antibodies including DNA S phase analysis. Material was obtained from lymph node aspiration of 78 patients. The panel for flow cytometric analysis comprised: CD19/CD10, CD20/CD5, CD23, CD3/CD4, CD3/CD8, CD38/CD7, kappa/lambda. The final diagnosis was confirmed by lymph node

  15. IMPACT OF OBESITY ON ENDOTOXIN-INDUCED DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION.

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    Duburcq, Thibault; Tournoys, Antoine; Gnemmi, Viviane; Hubert, Thomas; Gmyr, Valery; Pattou, François; Jourdain, Mercé

    2015-10-01

    An early activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis occurs during sepsis, leading to the syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Obesity has been demonstrated to be a hypercoagulable and hypofibrinolytic state, but its impact on DIC has never been studied. In this study, we aimed to determine if obesity impairs DIC in an acute endotoxic shock model using minipigs. This was a prospective, comparative, and experimental ancillary study approved by the Animal Ethics Committee. Pigs were chosen as a clinically relevant species, resembling humans in coagulation reactions. Four groups of five "Yucatan" minipigs were studied: lean and obese control groups, a lean lipopolysaccharide (LPS) group receiving Escherichia coli endotoxin (LPS), and an obese LPS group receiving the same endotoxin dose. We measured standard coagulation parameters (prothrombin time [PT], platelet count, and fibrinogen levels), thrombin-antithrombin complexes, tissue-type plasminogen activator, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1. All measurements were performed at baseline and 30, 60, 90, 150, and 300 min. Results were given as median with interquartile ranges. At baseline, platelet count (477 [428 - 532] G/L vs. 381 [307 - 442] G/L; P = 0.005) and fibrinogen levels (4.6 [3.8 - 5.2] g/L vs. 2 [1.8 - 2.9] g/L; P coagulation parameters (PT, platelet count, and fibrinogen levels) and the increase in thrombin-antithrombin complexes (581 [382 - 1,057] μg/mL vs. 247 [125 - 369] μg/mL at 150 min; P = 0.03) were significantly more important in the obese LPS group compared with those in the lean LPS group. Concerning the fibrinolytic reaction, we found a slightly more elevated increase of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in the obese LPS group at 300 min (481 [365 - 617] ng/mL vs. 355 [209 - 660] ng/mL; P = 0.66). In our model of endotoxic shock, obese pigs developed a more severe DIC with a more severe procoagulant response.

  16. Intravascular Ultrasound in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion

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    M Mohandes

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI of chronic total occlusion (CTO is one of the most challenging procedures in interventional cardiology. New techniques and devices have made possible to face these complex procedures. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS reveals special features and contributes greatly to procedural success.Method: We analysed retrospectively IVUS contribution and findings in 23 cases of a total 46 CTOs PCI from February 2009 to August 2010 in our cath lab. Both true and functional CTO were included in this study. The procedure was considered successful when a TIMI III flow was reached in the occluded vessel after stent implantation with a residual stenosis less than 30%. IVUS features and contribution in CTO-PCI were analysed. All data were introduced in SPSS version 15 (SPSS Inc. Chicago, Illinois, USA. Continuous variables were described by mean ± SD and categorical variables were expressed as percentage. A P<0.05 was considered statistically significant.Results: 46 PCIs in 34 patients were performed during 19 months in our centre. The procedure was successful in 28 cases (60.9%.. IVUS was performed in 23 (82.1% of successful procedures. IVUS revealed calcium somewhere in 17 (73.9%. Despite wire angiographic verification in true lumen distally IVUS showed subintimal wire position in part of CTO segment in 6(26.1%. In 22(95.7% of cases IVUS allowed both the wire position verification in true lumen and the vessel measurement before stent implantation. In 1(4.3% case a second wire was introduced into true lumen guided by IVUS after realising that the first wire was in false lumen. We could not find significant relation between calcium presence and subintimal wire penetration in CTO segment (p: 0.14 Conclusions: IVUS showed calcium in CTO segment in a high percentage of cases. It is not unusual to find wire penetration in subintimal space in part of CTO segment. IVUS has a key contribution in the step by step

  17. Linfoma do colo uterino: relato de dois casos e revisão da literatura Lymphoma of the uterine cervix: report of two cases and review of the literature

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A ocorrência de linfomas primários do trato genital feminino é rara. O diagnóstico normalmente não é possível pelo exame citológico, sendo necessária a biópsia do colo. Neste artigo, descrevemos duas pacientes encaminhadas ao nosso serviço por linfoma de colo uterino. Em uma delas, é claramente demonstrada a dificuldade diagnóstica que pode ocorrer nessa patologia. As duas pacientes foram tratadas com quimioterapia, apresentando evolução pós-operatória satisfatória. Não há um tratamento padrão para os linfomas de colo uterino. O tratamento local exclusivo é advogado por alguns estudos na literatura em estádio clínico IE, enquanto outros serviços optam pelo tratamento sistêmico em todos os estádios.The occurrence of primary lymphomas of the female genital tract is rare. The diagnosis is usually not possible by the cytological examination; a tissue biopsy is necessary. The present paper reports two patients referred to our service with a diagnosis of cervical lymphoma. In one of them, the diagnostic difficulties are demonstrated. Both patients were submitted to chemotherapy with satisfactory post-operatory period. There is no standard treatment for uterine lymphomas. Exclusive local treatment is supported by some reports in the literature in clinical stage IE, while others prefer systemic treatment irrespective of clinical stage.

  18. Do conceito de propriedade no Segundo tratado sobre o governo de John Locke

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    Amaro de Oliveira Fleck

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    Full Text Available Embora o Segundo tratado sobre o governo não tenha por intuito fundamentar o conceito de propriedade, mas sim o de mostrar o que torna um governo legítimo e em que circunstâncias o recurso à resistência não pode ser considerado ilegal, a teoria da propriedade como algo que se adquire mediante o trabalho, contida nesta obra, foi a concepção predominante acerca da propriedade ao longo da época moderna. O presente artigo busca expor os argumentos contidos nesta teoria, tanto contextualizando-os dentro da argumentação geral da obra quanto mostrando no que diferem das fundamentações da propriedade precedentes

  19. DERECHOS HUMANOS Y TRATADOS QUE LOS CONTIENEN EN EL DERECHO CONSTITUCIONAL Y LA JURISPRUDENCIA DE ECUADOR

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    Marco A. Morales Tobar

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los derechos humanos en la Carta Fundamental del Ecuador y sus garantías, considerando la situación de los tratados internacionales en general y los derechos humanos en particular, estableciendo su procedimiento de incorporación, ubicando su posición entre las fuentes del derecho y considerando su aplicación por la jurisdicción constitucional ecuatoriana.The present article analizes Human Rights and their guarantees in the Constitution of Ecuador, considering the situation of international treaties in general and human rights in particular. Attention turns then to procedures for their incorporation, placing international treaties within the system of law and considering their application by the Ecuadorian constitutional jurisdiction.

  20. LOS TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES SOBRE DERECHOS HUMANOS Y SU UBICACIÓN EN EL ORDEN NORMATIVO INTERNO

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    Emilio Pfeffer Urquiaga

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    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la precariedad de la normativa constitucional chilena en materia de incorporación del derecho convencional internacional, tanto en común como específicamente en materia de derechos humanos, pronunciándose sobre la jerarquía de los tratados que contienen derechos humanos de acuerdo con la doctrina y la jurisprudencia, abogando por un pronto desarrollo de normas constitucionales al efecto.This work highlights the precariousness of Chilean Constitutional Law with respect to the incorporation of international conventional Law, both in general and specifically in the area of human rights. The status accorded to human rights treaties by legal scholarship and judicial decisions is examined, and advocacy is advanced for further development of constitutional norms on the matter of incorporation of international treaties on human rights.

  1. APLICACIÓN DE LOS TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES SOBRE DERECHOS HUMANOS EN LA JURISPRUDENCIA CONSTITUCIONAL PERUANA

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    Francisco José Eguiguren Praeli

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza las diferencias normativas en materia de derechos fundamentales o humanos en las Constitucionales de 1979 y 1993, realizando un análisis de la jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional en la materia durante el imperio de la Carta Fundamental de 1993 y el impacto en el derecho interno de los tratados de derechos humanos y las resoluciones de la Comisión y la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.This article compares the norms on human rights of the Peruvian constitutions of 1979 and 1993, analyzing the opinions of the Constitutional Court since 1993 and the impact on internal law of human rights treaties and the decisions of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights.

  2. Neoliberalismo y Tratado de Libre Comercio: ¿hacia ciclos de guerra civil?

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    John Saxe-Fernández

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available El tratado de libre comercio TLC, es la formalización de una relación subordinada de México con Estados Unidos. El aperturismo mexicano ha sido marcado con mayor énfasis por los gobiernos de Porfirio Díaz y de Carlos Salinas de Gortari. El modelo económico derivado ha provocado la desviación de inversión pública al gasto no productivo, como el pago del servicio de la deuda, la liberación de precios junto al control salarial para reducir la inflación, con el propósito de "aumentar competitividad internacional" de los productos mexicanos de exportación.

  3. Constitución, Tratado de Libre Comercio Andino – Estados Unidos, Comunidad Andina

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    Marcel Tangarife Torres

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente escrito pretende hacer algunas reflexiones acerca de las relaciones jurídicas existentes entre la Constitución Política, el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos (TLC, y el ordenamiento jurídico de la comunidad andina. En esta oportunidad se recogerán algunos planteamientos hechos por el autor en publicaciones anteriores, con las actualizaciones, ampliaciones y precisiones que surgen de un proceso tan dinámico como el de la internacionalización de las relaciones económicas y comerciales. el autor pide excusas por citar algunos trabajos suyos, pues existe un gran vacío de doctrina especializada sobre la materia, vacío que ojalá sea llenado con prontitud.

  4. Melanoma "in situ" tratado con Imiquimod Melanoma in situ treated with Imiquimod

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    RE Achenbach

    Full Text Available Comunicamos un caso con dos melanomas "in situ", en un varón de 86 años, localizados en ambos lados de la cara con alto riesgo quirúrgico, quien fuera tratado con imiquimod al 5% una vez al día durante dos meses; los resultados hasta el momento, clínicos e histológicos han sido satisfactorios.A 86 years-old man with two melanomas "in situ" at both sides of his face, treated with imiquimod 5% are presented. The patient has a cardiovascular high risk due to isquemic heart disease, for that reason we start the treatment with imiquimod once a day for two months. The clinical and histological response was good and a follow up will be as long as we can.

  5. Non Hodgkin T cell lymphoma: an atypical clinical presentation Linfoma não Hodgkin de células T citotóxico: uma apresentação clínica atípica

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    Paula Maio

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Cytotoxic lymphomas comprise a spectrum of peripheral T-cell lymphomas that can have a initial or late cutaneous presentation. We describe a 46-year-old man from Cape Verde, with a dermatosis involving his face and trunk, consisting of monomorphic papules with a smooth surface and both motor and sensory polyneuropathy.The hypothesis of leprosy was supported by the clinical and initial hystopathological findings and the patient was referred to our hospital with suspected Hansen's disease. In the new skin and lymph node biopsies a lymphocyte population was identified whose immunohystochemistry study allowed the diagnosis of T-cell lymphoma with expression of cytotoxic markers. The patient was started on chemotherapy with initial remission of the skin lesions but, subsequently, progression of systemic disease.Os linfomas citotóxicos compreendem um espectro de linfomas de células T periféricos e linfomas Natural Killer que podem ter expressão cutânea primária ou secundária. Descrevemos o caso de um homem com 46 anos de idade, natural de Cabo Verde,com dermatose envolvendo a face e tronco constituída por pápulas monomorfas superfície lisa e polineuropatia sensitivo motora.A hipótese de Hanseníase foi colocada suportada por achados histopatológicos sugestivos sendo o doente referenciado à consulta de Doença de Hansen do nosso hospital. Em biopsia de pele e de gânglio identificou-se proliferação linfocitária cujo estudo imunohistoquímico permitiu o diagnóstico de linfoma T com expressão de marcadores citotóxicos. Iniciou quimioterapia verificando-se inicialmente remissão parcial das lesões cutâneas mas posteriormente a progressão da doença sistémica.

  6. Insuficiência renal aguda como manifestação inicial de linfoma de Burkitt renal Acute renal failure as first clinical presentation of Burkitt’s renal lymphoma

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    José Gastão Rocha de Carvalho

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um jovem de 14 anos que procurou atendimento médico por edema e hipertensão, sendo insuficiência renal aguda secundária a linfoma de Burkitt renal diagnosticada após avaliação laboratorial, de imagem e biópsia de massa tumoral renal.This case report is from a 14-year-old boy who had edema and hypertension due to a primary renal Burkitt's lymphoma, diagnosed through laboratory and image evaluation and kidney tumor biopsy.

  7. A utilidade da citologia por punção com agulha fina aliada a imunofenotipagem no diagnóstico dos linfomas não-Hodgkin Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma combining immunophenotyping and fine needle aspiration

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    Flávia P. S. Costa; Pereira, Fernanda G.; José Vassalo; Leandro L. L. Freitas; Irene Lorand-Metze

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    A classificação para linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH) proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) enfatiza a importância do imunofenótipo para o diagnóstico. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a utilidade da citologia combinada a citometria de fluxo para o diagnóstico de LNH, utilizando um painel de anticorpos monoclonais e estudo do ciclo celular. O material foi obtido através de aspiração de linfonodos por agulha fina de 78 pacientes. O painel de anticorpos monoclonais para análise em citom...

  8. Linfoma no Hodgkin oral relacionado al sida (LNHORS): Actualización y presentación de un caso clínico Aids related oral no Hodgkin lymphoma (ARONHL): Up today and report of a case

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    Z Casariego; S Micinquevich; Laufer, N; J. Ricar

    2006-01-01

    Introducción: Los linfomas No-Hodgkin presentan características propias cuando se asocian a la infección por el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana. La cavidad bucal es una de las localizaciones a tener en cuenta en pacientes con Sida (LNHORS) Si bien se registran casos en los primeros estadios de la infección, el diagnóstico previo diferencial estomatológico y su seguimiento no se realizan en nuestro medio con la frecuencia que esta enfermedad requiere. En los pacientes VIH positivos, las c...

  9. Avances en el diagnóstico y tratamiento, y significado pronóstico de la infiltración neuromeníngea en leucemias agudas y linfomas agresivos

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    Sancho Cía, Juan-Manuel

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    La infiltración del sistema nervioso central (SNC) en pacientes con hemopatías malignas conlleva un mal pronóstico, además de un deterioro en su calidad de vida. La presente Tesis Doctoral (“Avances en el diagnóstico y tratamiento, y significado pronóstico de la infiltración neuromeníngea en leucemias agudas y linfomas agresivos”) incluye artículos acerca de diferentes aspectos del diagnóstico, prevalencia y factores pronósticos de la meningosis leucémica y linfomatosa. En el artículo “Cen...

  10. Tratamiento terapéutico de leucemias linfoblásticas agudas T y B y linfomas humanos por inhibición del receptor de interleuquina-7 (IL-7R)

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    Toribio, María Luisa; González-García, Sara; García-Peydró, Marina; Alcaín, Juan; Fuentes, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    La presente invención se refiere al tratamiento terapéutico de leucemias linfoblásticas agudas (LLA) humanas de células T y B (LLA-T y LLA-B) y linfomas humanos, por inhibición del receptor de interleuquina- 7 (IL-7R) humana. Un primer aspecto de la presente invención es un agente inhibidor o bloqueante, preferentemente un anticuerpo o un fragmento del mismo, capaz de bloquear la función de la cadena {al} del receptor de interleuquina 7 (IL-7R{al}) humano, para la p...

  11. Púrpura trombocitopênica idiopática e linfoma não-Hodgkin de células T na infância Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood

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    Alessandra C. Borges

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas representam 10% de todos os tumores malignos da infância e, destes, os linfomas não-Hodgkin são os mais freqüentes. Crianças com doenças auto-imunes apresentam maior probabilidade de desenvolver doenças linfoproliferativas, podendo ocorrer antes, durante ou após o aparecimento da neoplasia. A associação de púrpura trombocitopênica idiopática e linfomas é infreqüente (3%, principalmente na faixa etária pediátrica. Duas teorias tentam explicar a origem desta associação. Na primeira, a trombocitopenia seria decorrente da produção de auto-anticorpos antiplaquetas pelo clone tumoral. Na segunda, a PTI seria resultado de um estímulo antigênico persistente, secundário a uma desordem na proliferação linfóide. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi relatar a associação infreqüente na infância entre púrpura trombo-citopênica idiopática e linfoma não-Hodgkin de células T.Lymphomas represent 10% of all malignant tumors in childhood and from these non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are the most frequent. Children who have autoimmune diseases have a higher probability of developing lymphoproliferative diseases, which can happen before, during or after the appearance of the neoplasia. The association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and lymphomas is not common (3% especially in children. Two theories try to explain the origin of this association. In the first one, the thrombocytopenia would be a result of an autoantibody anti-blood platelet production by the tumoral clone. In the second one, the idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura would be a result of a persistent antigenic stimulus subordinate to a disorder in the lymphoid proliferation. The aim of this work is to report the unusual association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood.

  12. Vinos, carnes, ferrocarriles y el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Argentina y Chile (1905-1910

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    Pablo Lacoste

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    Full Text Available Entre 1905 y 1910 Chile y Argentina negociaron la firma de un Tratado de Comercio con vistas a suprimir los aranceles aduaneros y consagrar el principio de "Cordillera Libre". El centro de atracción eran las exportaciones de ganado argentino a Chile y de vino chileno a Argentina. Pero en ambos países se produjo una fuerte reacción de los intereses creados con vistas a frustrar las tratativas diplomáticas. Tanto la Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura (Chile como el Centro Vitivinícola Nacional (Argentina realizaron intensas gestiones para alcanzar sus objetivos; esta última corporación llegó a movilizar miles de personas para oponerse al tratado; y hasta solicitó ayuda a los ferrocarriles británicos para que obstaculizaran el ingreso de los vinos chilenos al mercado argentino. La intensa resistencia de estas corporaciones terminaron por frustrar el proyecto, el cual fue definitivamente archivado en 1911.Between 1905 and 1910, Chile and Argentina negotiated the signature of a Trade Agreement in order to abolish the customs duties and consecrate the principle of "Free Mountain Range". The centre of attraction was the exports of Argentinean cattle to Chile and of Chilean wine to Argentina. But in both countries there aroused a strong reaction of the vested interests, purposely to thwart the diplomatic negotiations. Both, the Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura (Chile as well as the Centro Vitivinícola Nacional (Argentina carried out intense negotiations to reach their objectives; the latter even movilized thousands of people to oppose the treaty and went as far as requesting the help of the British railroads to block the entrance of Chilean wines to the Argentinean market. The stiff opposition of these corporations finally frustrated the project, which was definitively filed away in 1911.

  13. La PAC tras el Tratado de Lisboa : procesos legislativos ordinarios y actos de ejecución

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    El objetivo básico de este estudio es dejar patente que el Derecho agrario de la UE es especial y autónomo. Tras el Tratado de Lisboa, el procedimiento legislativo ordinario presupone una PAC más cercana al agricultor y al medio por el incremento de

  14. Identification of atherosclerotic plaque components with intravascular ultrasound elastography in vivo: a Yucatan pig study.

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    Korte, C.L. de; Sierevogel, M.J.; Mastik, F.; Strijder, C.; Schaar, J.A.; Velema, E.; Pasterkamp, G.; Serruys, P.W.; Steen, A.F.W. van der

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    BACKGROUND: Intravascular ultrasound elastography assesses the local strain of the atherosclerotic vessel wall. In the present study, the potential to identify different plaque components in vivo was investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Atherosclerotic external iliac and femoral arteries (n=24) of 6 Y

  15. Disseminated intravascular coagulation as an unusual presentation of an Epstein-Barr virus infection

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    van Steijn, JHM; van Tol, KM; van Essen, LH; Gans, ROB

    2000-01-01

    Epstein-Barr viral (EBV)-infection usually presents as fever, sore throat, fatigue, lymphadenopathy and atypical lymphocytosis. We describe a patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation as the presenting symptom caused by a primary EBV infection. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights res

  16. Lung and renal uptake of techneticum Tc 99m sulphur colloid related to disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Jelle Teertstra, H.; Verdegaal, W.P.; Ras, G.J.

    1985-01-01

    In addition to a recently published case study, we present another three cases in which we observed both lung and renal uptake of technetium Tc 99m sulphur colloid which was related to a period of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Being familiar with this relationship may influence the diagnosis and course of the illness in certain patients.

  17. [Rhabdomyolysis, disseminated intravascular coagulation and multiple organ failure in a patient with cocaine and heroine poisoning].

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    Vreugdenhil, G; Ligthart, J; de Leeuw, P W

    1992-06-20

    A 19-year-old female patient with cocaine and heroin intoxication is described in whom several life threatening complications such as hypovolemic shock, cardiopulmonary insufficiency, rhabdomyolysis, diffuse intravascular coagulation and multiple organ failure occurred. The patient survived the intoxication after quick intensive treatment.

  18. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies

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    Tearney, Guillermo J; Regar, Evelyn; Akasaka, Takashi;

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the di...

  19. Radiological imaging of florid intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia in the mandibule: case report and literature review.

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    Xu, Sheng-Sheng; Li, Dan

    2014-01-01

    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia was a rare benign vascular proliferative process as a result of papillary proliferation of the endothelial cells within the vessels. To our knowledge, we reported the second case occurring in the madibule, and the first reported in 1984 in the literature. We discussed manifestations of multislice computed tomography and panoramic radiography about the lesion and relevant literature was reviewed.

  20. Microfluidics in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Device Fabrication and an Experiment to Mimic Intravascular Gas Embolism

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    Jablonski, Erin L.; Vogel, Brandon M.; Cavanagh, Daniel P.; Beers, Kathryn L.

    2010-01-01

    A method to fabricate microfluidic devices and an experimental protocol to model intravascular gas embolism for undergraduate laboratories are presented. The fabrication process details how to produce masters on glass slides; these masters serve as molds to pattern channels in an elastomeric polymer that can be adhered to a substrate, resulting in…

  1. The application of intravascular ultrasound on diagnosis and intervention of acute coronary syndromes

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    Zhang Mei; Zhang Yun; Chen Yu-guo; Li Gui-shuang; Liu Tong-tao; Ji Qiu-shang; Chen Wen-qiang

    2003-01-01

    @@ Objective To explore the application of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on diagnosis and intervention of acute coronary syndrom (ACS). Methods IVUS was performed in 41 patients with acute coronary syndrom and after coronary intervention (PLCA in 21 lesions,stent in 10 lesions).

  2. Coronary plaque composition as assessed by greyscale intravascular ultrasound and radiofrequency spectral data analysis

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    N. Gonzalo (Nieves); H.M. Garcia-Garcia (Hector); J.M.R. Ligthart (Jürgen); G.A. Rodriguez-Granillo (Gaston); E. Meliga (Emanuele); Y. Onuma (Yoshinobu); J.C.H. Schuurbiers (Johan); N. Bruining (Nico); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick)

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    textabstractObjectives: (i) To explore the relation between greyscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) plaque qualitative classification and IVUS radiofrequency data (RFD) analysis tissue types; (ii) to evaluate if plaque composition as assessed by RFD analysis can be predicted by visual assessment o

  3. An unusual case of an ulcerative colitis flare resulting in disseminated intravascular coagulopathy and a bladder hematoma: a case report

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    Christie Dennis

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Disorders of coagulation have long been associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Children, as well as adults, with both active and inactive ulcerative colitis have been found to have abnormal coagulation and fibrinolysis. Disseminated intravascular coagulation arises from an overwhelming of the haemostatic regulatory mechanisms leading to an excessive generation of thrombin and a failure of the normal inhibitory pathways to prevent systemic effects of this enzyme. Ulcerative colitis has been associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation in conjunction with septicemia, toxic megacolon and surgery. Case presentation A fourteen-year-old boy with a history of poorly controlled ulcerative colitis presented with nonbilious emesis, hematochezia, and hematuria. Laboratory workup revealed disseminated intravascular coagulation. He was placed on triple antibiotics therapy. An infectious workup came back negative. A computerized tomography (CT scan of the abdomen revealed a marked thickening and irregularity of the bladder wall as well as wall thickening of the rectosigmoid, ascending, transverse, and descending colon. Patient's clinical status remained stable despite a worsening of laboratory values associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation. Patient was begun on high dose intravenous steroids with improvement of the disseminated intravascular coagulation laboratory values within 12 hours and resolution of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy within 4 days. A thorough infectious workup revealed no other causes to his disseminated intravascular coagulation. Conclusions The spectrum of hypercoagulable states associated with ulcerative colitis varies from mild to severe. Although disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with ulcerative colitis is usually related to septicemia, toxic megacolon or surgery, we present a case of an ulcerative colitis flare resulting in disseminated intravascular coagulation

  4. Aspectos da tomografia computadorizada no linfoma em pacientes abaixo de 20 anos de idade Computed tomography findings in patients less than 20 years old with lymphoma

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    Adriana Moreira Viana Borba

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever os achados gerais do linfoma em pacientes abaixo de 20 anos de idade e por subtipo histológico. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo do arquivo digital de tomografia computadorizada do Centro de Controle do Câncer do Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, no período de março de 2003 a julho de 2005. Dos 22 casos - 16 do sexo masculino e 6 do sexo feminino, com média de idade de 11,5 anos -, 12 eram do subtipo Hodgkin e 10 eram não-Hodgkin. RESULTADOS: Dos achados gerais, verificamos as linfonodomegalias mediastinais como o mais freqüente (59%, com predomínio no grupo Hodgkin (75%, seguido por hepatoesplenomegalia (50% e linfonodomegalias cervicais e retroperitoneais (27,3%. No subtipo Hodgkin houve predomínio do acometimento linfonodal, em sucessivas cadeias, seguido pela hepatoesplenomegalia (50%. Verificamos um caso de massa tonsilar unilateral, opacidade pulmonar em "vidro-fosco" e nódulos renais. No subtipo não-Hodgkin houve predomínio extranodal caracterizado por hepatoesplenomegalia (50%, espessamento de alça intestinal (40%, derrame pleural (30%, nódulo pulmonar (20%, ascite (10%, derrame pericárdico (10% e lesões ósseas mistas (10%. CONCLUSÃO: A tomografia computadorizada é de grande valia no diagnóstico, estadiamento e seguimento do linfoma, com achados de alerta como massa linfonodal, notadamente mediastinal, hepatoesplenomegalia, massa unilateral na tonsila e espessamento parietal de alça intestinal.OBJECTIVE: To describe the general findings of lymphoma and their histological patterns in patients less than 20 years old. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two cases (16 male and 6 female, mean age 11.5 years from the digital archive of computed tomography at the Cancer Control Center of "Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro", Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, were retrospectively analyzed in the period between

  5. Linfoma adrenal primário bilateral com envolvimento do sistema nervoso central: relato de caso Bilateral primary adrenal lymphoma with central nervous system involvement: a case report

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    Marcelo Souto Nacif

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Os autores demonstram os principais achados do linfoma adrenal primário nas tomografias computadorizadas (TC de abdome e crânio e na ressonância magnética (RM do crânio, apresentando um caso raro de um paciente do sexo masculino, 72 anos de idade, com progressiva deterioração do estado mental, evoluindo, num período de dois meses, com perda da memória recente, desorientação e, finalmente, franco quadro demencial. O paciente foi submetido a investigação por métodos de imagem com TC de crânio (sem administração venosa de contraste iodado, tórax e abdome (sem e com administração venosa de contraste iodado, e RM de crânio (antes e após a administração venosa de gadolínio. Na TC de crânio observaram-se áreas nodulares levemente hiperdensas, adjacentes aos ventrículos laterais. A TC de tórax não mostrou alterações relevantes. Na TC do abdome foram demonstrados nódulos sólidos em ambas as adrenais. A RM de crânio evidenciou impregnação difusa e nodular do epêndima do IV ventrículo, III ventrículo, cornos anteriores e temporais, átrios e corpo dos ventrículos laterais. O diagnóstico definitivo foi realizado através do estudo imuno-histoquímico da peça após biópsia da adrenal. Os autores concluíram, após revisão atualizada da literatura, que a TC e a RM são métodos essenciais na detecção e melhor avaliação de linfomas adrenais primários, principalmente quando associados a envolvimento do sistema nervoso central, e a RM mostra-se mais sensível para a detecção de lesões extracerebrais nos espaços epidural e subdural, principalmente após a administração venosa de gadolínio.The authors review the main findings of primary adrenal lymphoma on abdominal and brain computed tomography (CT scans and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, and report a rare case of a 72-year-old male patient with deterioration in mental status progressing from recent memory loss to disorientation and ultimately

  6. Linfomas plasmoblásticos del tracto gastrointestinal en pacientes con sida Plasmablastic lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract in AIDS patients

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    Alejandro Avilés-Salas

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    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV tienen 200 veces más riesgo de desarrollar un linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH con respecto a la población general. El linfoma plasmoblástico (LP representa menos del 3% de todos los LNH asociados con el HIV. El objetivo de este estudio es informar las características clínico-patológicas de 5 pacientes con enfermedad HIV/sida y LP del tracto gastrointestinal. Se revisaron de forma retrospectiva los casos de LP del tracto gastrointestinal diagnosticados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México en el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 al 2009. Se analizaron las características clínico-patológicas y se realizaron cortes de bloques de tejidos embebidos en parafina para reacciones de inmunohistoquímica. La presencia del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB se examinó por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR in situ. De los cinco pacientes, cuatro fueron hombres y una mujer, con una mediana de edad de 29 años. Tres tumores se localizaron en la región anorrectal, uno en colon ascendente y el restante en el estómago. Histológicamente, todos los tumores se caracterizaron por una proliferación difusa de células grandes de aspecto plasmoblástico. Las células neoplásicas fueron CD 138/MUM-1 positivas y CD 20 / PAX-5 negativas. En cuatro pacientes se detectó el genoma del VEB en las células neoplásicas mediante PCR in situ. La mediana de seguimiento fue 18 meses; tres pacientes estaban vivos con enfermedad y dos sobreviven sin evidencias de la neoplasia. El diagnóstico precoz de LP como una entidad clínico-patológica es importante para establecer el tratamiento correcto y mejorar el pronóstico de estos pacientes.The risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL is 200 times higher in HIV-positive patients than otherwise healthy persons. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PL represents < 3% of all NHL associated with HIV infection. The aim of this study

  7. Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma

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    Renato Soriani Paschoal

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    Full Text Available Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile foi recentemente reconhecido como entidade clínico-patológica. Paciente do sexo feminino, 17 anos, relatou nodosidades eritêmato-violáceas e depressões nos membros e abdome há três anos e discreta perda ponderal, sem outros sintomas gerais. Adenomegalia, visceromegalias e infiltração da medula óssea estavam ausentes, e a histopatologia da pele mostrou densa infiltração de linfócitos atípicos CD3/CD8 no subcutâneo. A quimioterapia interrompeu o surgimento de novas lesões com remissão das pré-existentes no seguimento de oito meses. Aspectos imunofenotípicos e moleculares são relevantes para elucidação diagnóstica e avaliação do prognóstico.Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is extremely rare and has recently been recognized as a clinicopathological entity. Young female, 17 years old, has complained of subcutaneous nodules and plaques in the limbs and abdomen for three years, accompanied of mild weight loss without other constitutional symptoms. Nodal, visceral and bone marrow involvement was absent, and subcutaneous CD3/CD8 atypical lymphocyte infiltration was observed in the skin sample. Chemotherapy interrupted the onset of new lesions and led to remission in the 8-month follow-up. Immunophenotypic and molecular aspects were relevant to the diagnosis and as prognosis makers.

  8. Linfoma cerebral primario: revisión bibliográfica y experiencia en el Hospital de Navarra en los últimos 5 años (2000-2004 Primary CNS Lymphoma: bibliographical review and experience at the Hospital of Navarre in the last 5 years (2000-2004

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    I. Zazpe

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma cerebral primario (PCNSL, "Primary CNS Lymphoma" es un linfoma no Hodgkin agresivo que se origina en el sistema nervioso central sin evidencia de linfoma en otra localización en el momento del diagnóstico. Los linfomas cerebrales primarios son menos conocidos y caracterizados que sus homólogos los linfomas sistémicos, por tratarse de una entidad poco frecuente hasta hace unas décadas. Sin embargo, el gran ascenso de incidencia que está experimentando esta patología en las últimas tres décadas y que aún no ha sido explicado, hace necesario la existencia de más estudios para conocer mejor la etiopatogenia de esta entidad. Gracias a los nuevos regímenes de tratamiento, el pronóstico de esta patología ha mejorado significativamente en los últimos años. Sin embargo, el tratamiento del linfoma cerebral primario continúa planteando numerosas controversias en la actualidad, debido a su elevada neurotoxicidad en los pacientes mayores de 60 años, grupo de pacientes frecuentemente afectado por esta patología. Para resolver éstas y otras cuestiones se precisa ahondar en el estudio del linfoma cerebral primario y la realización de potentes ensayos clínicos.Primary cerebral lymphoma (Primary CNS Lymphoma, PCNSL is an aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma that originates in the central nervous system without evidence of lymphoma in any other localization at the time of diagnosis. Primary cerebral lymphomas are less well-known and are characterized than their homologues the systemic lymphomas, as they are an entity whose frequency was scarce until a few decades ago. However, the great rise in incidence that this pathology has undergone over the last three decades, and which is still unexplained, makes more studies necessary to better understand the etiopathology of this entity. Thanks to the new systems of treatment, the prognosis of this pathology has improved significantly in recent years. Nonetheless, treatment of primary cerebral

  9. Clonación y Transcripción del Gen EBER-1 del Virus Epatein-Barr: estudio de su expresión genética en linfomas por hibridación in situ

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    Full Text Available La capacidad del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB de inducir transformación e inmortalización de linfocitos y su alta prevalencia en algunas neoplasias linfoides ha motivado intensa investigación de su biología y comportamiento. Describimos la hibridación in situ (HIS, para la identificación de transcriptos del virus de Epstein-Barr, desarrollado en la Unidad de Biología Molecular del Centro de Investigación en Cáncer Maes - Heller, en biopsias de linfoma incluidas en parafina. El gen EBER-1(Epstein Barr-encoded RNA fue clonado y transcrito, el ARN transcrito fue evaluado con óptimos resultados en las líneas celulares Raji y Daudi que expresan EBER. Este transcrito marcado fue usado como sonda para determinar la expresión genética del virus en 159 especímenes biológicos en estudio y en controles positivos y negativos conocidos empleando la HIS. La actividad transcripcional del virus fue observada en 44% de los casos estudiados. Concluimos que la HIS en tejido incluido en parafina es una buena alternativa para detectar actividad del VEB y la presencia o ausencia de EBER puede ser considerada como marcador biológico en la etiopatología de estos linfomas.

  10. Avaliação morfológica e imuno-histoquímica de linfomas gástricos primários Morphologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of primary gastric lymphomas

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    Jorge Alberto Thomé

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os linfomas gástricos primários representam cerca de 50% dos linfomas não-Hodgkin extranodais e de 2% a 8% das neoplasias malignas do estômago. A maioria é formada pela proliferação de linfócitos B, que ocorre a partir do tecido linfóide associado à mucosa. Esse tecido, inexistente no estômago em condições normais, surge como conseqüência de gastrite crônica, na maioria das vezes associada à bactéria Helicobacter pylori. A inflamação crônica provocada pela infecção bacteriana parece sensibilizar linfócitos T, levando a estímulo constante de linfócitos B, que passam a proliferar inicialmente em padrão reacional. Posteriormente surgem alterações genômicas nessas células, que provocam ganho proliferativo, seleção clonal e transformação neoplásica, dando origem a linfoma de baixo grau. Alterações genéticas adicionais, como mutações em p53, podem induzir transformação para alto grau. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 32 casos de linfomas gástricos: 15 de baixo e 17 de alto grau. Foram investigados sexo e idade dos pacientes, características morfológicas das lesões,índice de proliferação celular e colonização pelo Helicobacter pylori. Verificou-se a expressão de CD20, Ki-67, p53, BCL-2 e BCL-6 por imuno-histoquímica. RESULTADOS: Os linfomas gástricos ocorreram mais freqüentemente em homens, e a faixa etária mais elevada foi observada no grupo de baixo grau. Lesões linfoepiteliais foram observadas em 93% dos linfomas desse grupo. O índice de proliferação celular e a expressão do p53 foram mais elevados no grupo de alto grau. A expressão do BCL-2 foi mais elevada nos linfomas de baixo grau. Não houve diferença significante quanto à expressão do BCL-6 nos dois grupos. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem a participação dos genes p53 e BCL-2 na patogênese e na evolução dos linfomas gástricos.INTRODUCTION: Primary gastric lymphomas account for 50% of the extranodal non

  11. MORFOLOGIA DO TIMO DE COELHOS NOVA ZELÂNDIA BRANCO TRATADOS COM GENTAMICINA

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    Full Text Available Considering the thymus importance for the immune system and the immunodepressive potential of gentamicin, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of this aminoglycoside on the thymus histology of New Zealand White rabbits. For this, it were used 20 adult rabbits, 10 males and 10 females with a mean weight of 2.5 kg, healthy, of the New Zealand White breed, which were divided into two groups (control and treated, with five males and five females each. After seven days of daily treatment with 4.4 mg/kg of gentamicin by subcutaneous injection, on the eighth day the animals were sacrificed and their thymuses, after collected, were fixed in Bouin solution for 24 hours and processed routinely for embedded in paraffin. After the semi-serial microtome with thickness of 5 µm at intervals of 1000 µm, the histological sections were stained using Masson’s Trichrome techniques. It were analyzed, by light microscopy, the morphological characteristics of cortical and medullary of thymic individualized lobes of these sections. It was not observed histological differences between sexes or between control and treated groups. The results showed that this antibiotic, used in therapeutic dosage and by the recommended period, did not alter the morphology of the thymus of treated animals.Considerando-se a importância do timo para o sistema imunológico e o potencial imunodepressor da gentamicina, este estudo objetivou avaliar os efeitos deste aminoglicosídeo sobre a histologia do timo de coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia Branco. Para isto, utilizou-se 20 coelhos adultos, 10 machos e 10 fêmeas, com peso médio de 2,5 kg, hígidos, da raça Nova Zelândia Branco, os quais foram divididos em dois grupos (controle e tratado com cinco machos e cinco fêmeas cada. Após sete dias de tratamento diário com 4,4 mg/kg de gentamicina por via subcutânea, no oitavo dia, os animais foram sacrificados e seus timos, após coletados, foram fixados em solução de Bouin por 24

  12. Perfil clínico epidemiológico de los pacientes con cáncer tratados en una institución de tercer nivel. Manizales, Colombia, 1995-2004

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los diagnósticos de cáncer son cada vez mayores y ello está asociado con el aumento de la expectativa de vida, la exposición a carcinógenos, la cobertura en salud, el tamizaje y la búsqueda activa de casos. En Estados Unidos se diagnostican 1’000,000 de casos nuevos y más de 500,000 muertes por año. Los costos de la atención y la incapacidad laboral son muy altos. En Colombia, el patrón de ocurrencia de esta enfermedad se constituye en un problema de salud pública. En Manizales, en el año 2004, se diagnosticaron 653 casos nuevos.Objetivo: Describir la población con diagnóstico de cáncer atendida en el Instituto Oncológico (ION SA de Manizales, Colombia, desde su fundación en el año 1995, hasta diciembre de 2004.Métodos: Se incluyeron 5,000 pacientes tratados durante 1995 a 2004. Las variables demográficas y clínicas se analizaron para establecer las frecuencias de presentación y los principales aspectos del manejo y los resultados del tratamiento.Resultados: Edad promedio 57 años +17.3; sexo femenino (65.6%; procedencia urbana (90.2%. La principal categoría ocupacional fue «Oficios varios» (61% seguida de «Técnico» (12.1%. Los diagnósticos con mayorfrecuencia fueron cáncer de mama (18.7%, cáncer de cérvix (13.1%, linfomas (7.7%, cáncer colorectal (6.4% y cáncer gástrico (4.7%. La mayoría de los pacientes (69.1% consultó después de dos meses de presentar síntomas.Las etapas clínicas III y IV fueron las más frecuentes en el momento de la consulta. Según la escala de Karnofsky, la capacidad funcional era buena al inicio del tratamiento. El manejo general se hizo con cirugía, quimioterapia yradioterapia. La toxicidad medicamentosa se presentó en 11.3% (567/5,000. La supervivencia a 5 años para hombres y mujeres fue de 61.2% y 72.3%, respectivamente (p<0.05.Conclusión: El perfil clínico y epidemiológico de los pacientes atendidos en el ION SA, mantiene las tendencias mundialmente

  13. Perfil clínico epidemiológico de los pacientes con cáncer tratados en una institución de tercer nivel. Manizales, Colombia, 1995-2004

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    Carlos Raúl Villegas

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los diagnósticos de cáncer son cada vez mayores y ello está asociado con el aumento de la expectativa de vida, la exposición a carcinógenos, la cobertura en salud, el tamizaje y la búsqueda activa de casos. En Estados Unidos se diagnostican 1’000,000 de casos nuevos y más de 500,000 muertes por año. Los costos de laatención y la incapacidad laboral son muy altos. En Colombia, el patrón de ocurrencia de esta enfermedad se constituye en un problema de salud pública. En Manizales, en el año 2004, se diagnosticaron 653 casos nuevos. Objetivo: Describir la población con diagnóstico de cáncer atendida en el Instituto Oncológico (ION SA de Manizales, Colombia, desde su fundación en el año 1995, hasta diciembre de 2004.Métodos: Se incluyeron 5,000 pacientes tratados durante 1995 a 2004. Las variables demográficas y clínicas se analizaron para establecer las frecuencias de presentación y los principales aspectos del manejo y los resultados del tratamiento.Resultados: Edad promedio 57 años +17.3; sexo femenino (65.6%; procedencia urbana (90.2%. La principal categoría ocupacional fue «Oficios varios» (61% seguida de «Técnico» (12.1%. Los diagnósticos con mayor frecuencia fueron cáncer de mama (18.7%, cáncer de cérvix (13.1%, linfomas (7.7%, cáncer colorectal (6.4% y cáncer gástrico (4.7%. La mayoría de los pacientes (69.1% consultó después de dos meses de presentar síntomas. Las etapas clínicas III y IV fueron las más frecuentes en el momento de la consulta. Según la escala de Karnofsky, la capacidad funcional era buena al inicio del tratamiento. El manejo general se hizo con cirugía, quimioterapia y radioterapia. La toxicidad medicamentosa se presentó en 11.3% (567/5,000. La supervivencia a 5 años para hombres y mujeres fue de 61.2% y 72.3%, respectivamente (p<0.05.Conclusión: El perfil clínico y epidemiológico de los pacientes atendidos en el ION SA, mantiene las tendencias mundialmente

  14. Nordic group on X-ray diagnostics: Intravascular brachytherapy - what it is and what the Nordic authorities demand

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    Intravascular brachytherapy is radiotherapy of the blood vessel to prevent it from re-narrowing after angioplasty. Angioplasty is a treatment for coronary artery disease where the artery that supplies the heart muscle with blood is blocked or narrowed. The radiotherapy is performed to decrease the growth of normal tissue and thus prevent the risk of restenosis, i.e. prevent it from renarrowing. Intravascular brachytherapy after angioplasty has decreased the restenosis with more than 60%. (orig.)

  15. El individuo ante la biopolítica: Tratado de Libre Comercio Colombia-EE.UU.

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    Martha Isabel G\\u00F3mez Lee

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El problema de las patentes de biotecnología puede ser visto como un asunto de política de ciencia y tecnología, en la que el contexto de la globalización y de la sociedad del conocimiento cruza la política de la vida o biopolítica. En los Estados Unidos se considera un asunto de política pública del conocimiento, mientras que en Colombia es una cuestión de política social y ambiental. Los ciudadanos colombianos tienen mucho que decir y controlar en la revolución biotecnológica y comercial que redimensiona la extracción de renta de la tierra y reconfi gura a la biodiversidad colombiana como nueva renta de germoplasma global. Los individuos están llamados a actuar de manera creativa en tres dimensiones: como agentes políticos y fuente de razones y acciones políticas, como objetivo último de las decisiones y las acciones de la biopolítica y como interfase entre las políticas públicas globales y las sociales. En esta última dimensión, el individuo colombiano es un actor político fundamental en las negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y Colombia por ser él un actor activo de la sociedad civil en defensa de la vida.

  16. El individuo ante la biopolítica: Tratado de Libre Comercio Colombia-EE.UU.

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    Martha Isabel Gómez Lee

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    Full Text Available El problema de las patentes de biotecnología puede ser visto como un asunto de política de ciencia y tecnología, en la que el contexto de la globalización y de la sociedad del conocimiento cruza la política de la vida o biopolítica. En los Estados Unidos se considera un asunto de política pública del conocimiento, mientras que en Colombia es una cuestión de política social y ambiental. Los ciudadanos colombianos tienen mucho que decir y controlar en la revolución biotecnológica y comercial que redimensiona la extracción de renta de la tierra y reconfigura a la biodiversidad colombiana como nueva renta de germoplasma global. Los individuos están llamados a actuar de manera creativa en tres dimensiones: como agentes políticos y fuente de razones y acciones políticas, como objetivo último de las decisiones y las acciones de la biopolítica y como interfase entre las políticas públicas globales y las sociales. En esta última dimensión, el individuo colombiano es un actor político fundamental en las negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y Colombia por ser él un actor activo de la sociedad civil en defensa de la vida.

  17. Implicaciones de la firma del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y los Estados Unidos.

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    Olivier Guyottot

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    Full Text Available Este artículo trata de mostrar que, más allá de su dimensión económica, el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y Colombia supone grandes retos políticos y geopolíticos para los dos países. En primera instancia, el TLC le permitiría a los Estados Unidos ampliar su red de acuerdos económicos bilaterales y constituye para Colombia una posibilidad de mejorar su presencia en el mercado norteamericano. Desde la perspectiva estadounidense, Colombia se convierte en un aliado y en un elemento crucial de influencia pro-norteamericana en Suramérica, en un contexto de inestabilidad; además de ser un apoyo en la lucha contra el terrorismo. Del lado colombiano, el Estado necesita la ayuda económica, financiera y logística de Estados Unidos para financiar su guerra contra el narcotráfico y los grupos armados. No obstante, el gobierno colombiano debe tener en cuenta los procesos regionales de integración económica, en los cuales está activamente involucrado, y favorecer las relaciones diplomáticas y comerciales con sus vecinos.

  18. Pretextos y contextos olvidados : arte, ciencia y técnica en algunos tratados contables de la Inglaterra Tudor

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio pretende ver, desde una perspectiva amplia, los dos tratados de James Peele (1553, 1569. The pathe waye (1569, en su conjunto, se aparta de forma considerable de los tratados publicados con anterioridad; y por lo que se refiere a su primer libro (1553, dispone de suficientes rasgos diferenciadores para que en el todo y en las partes sea una pieza bien distinta de tratados anteriores. Algunos detalles de The maner and fourme provienen directamente de Pacioli o a través del primer tratado inglés de partida doble, obra de Hugh Oldcastle (1543, o de Ympyn. La influencia de éste, por su tratado holandés/francés (1543 y la traducción inglesa (1547, se aprecia en The pathe waye en el cierre del Libro Mayor y en la forma que ambos tienen de tratar las operaciones de trueque. Es un hecho que Manzoni (1540 está presente en The moner and fourme en lo tocante a la numeración de las partidas en el Diario y a su referencia en el texto. Por lo que se refiere a la organización de los libros de cuentas, también existen resonancias de Weddington. La excelencia es la cualidad que destaca en los dos tratado, en particular en The pathe waye. Peele supo recoger en sus libros las tendencias más innovadoras de la partida doble provenientes de los autores que le precedieron. Está demostrado que Mellis manejó, aunque no siempre de forma apropiada, los tratados de Peele para su reedición de Oldcastle (1588. Y se puede decir lo mismo de John Carpenter (1632. Pele comprendió los verdaderos principios de la partida doble; pero sus excelentes tratados se quedaron injustamente olvidados en la penumbra de los pretextos, la competencia de los contextos y casi ningún paratexto que los valorara en su justiprecio que fue, y sigue siendo, elevado.The present paper tries to have a look, from a broad perspective, at James Peele's two treatises (1553, 1569. The pathe waye (1569, as a whole, drifts away considerably from the treatises previously

  19. Las aspiraciones cosmpolitas de la ciudadanía europea a la luz del Tratado de Lisboa

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     En octubre de 2009 se repetirá el referéndum irlandés sobre el Tratado de Lisboa. El accidentado proceso de gestación de este tratado, heredero a su vez de la non nata Constitución Europea, suscita algunas dudas en torno a la concepción de ciudadanía europea que vienen manejando las instituciones de la UE. En el presente artículo se intentará aportar algunos elementos de reflexión sobre esta concepción de ciudadanía tomando como referencia el ideal más amplio de la ciudadanía cosmopolita. Pa...

  20. An Arthrobacter spp. bacteremia leading to fetal death and maternal disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Shigeta, Naoya; Ozaki, Kimiaki; Hori, Kensuke; Ito, Kimihiko; Nakayama, Masahiro; Nakahira, Kumiko; Yanagihara, Itaru

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    A 34-year-old parous woman developed high fever and threatened preterm labor after a 1-day trip, for which she was receiving prenatal care at a hospital. Three days after onset, at 24 4/7 weeks of gestation, she was transferred to our hospital in an emergency. Soon after the woman's arrival at our hospital, the infant was spontaneously stillborn via a transvaginal delivery. Laboratory tests revealed severe maternal disseminated intravascular coagulation with renal and liver insufficiency. Histopathologic examination of the placenta revealed vast fibrin deposition and remarkable neutrophilic infiltration in the intervillous space, suggesting a rare bacterial infection caused by Arthrobacter spp. The bacteria were predominantly detected in the placenta and maternal blood serum by common bacterial 16S rRNA sequencing after polymerase chain reaction amplification. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of bacteremia with Arthrobacter spp., which may lead to maternal disseminated intravascular coagulation and intrauterine fetal death.

  1. Effect of catecholamines and insulin on plasma volume and intravascular mass of albumin in man

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    Hilsted, J; Christensen, N J; Larsen, S

    1989-01-01

    1. The effect of intravenous catecholamine infusions and of intravenous insulin on plasma volume and intravascular mass of albumin was investigated in healthy males. 2. Physiological doses of adrenaline (0.5 microgram/min and 3 microgram/min) increased peripheral venous packed cell volume...... significantly; intravenous noradrenaline at 0.5 microgram/min had no effect on packed cell volume, whereas packed cell volume increased significantly at 3 micrograms of noradrenaline/min. No significant change in packed cell volume was found during saline infusion. 3. During adrenaline infusion at 6 micrograms...... in packed cell volume, plasma volume, intravascular mass of albumin and transcapillary escape rate of albumin during hypoglycaemia may be explained by the combined actions of adrenaline and insulin....

  2. Regression of coronary atherosclerosis by simvastatin: a serial intravascular ultrasound study

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    Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Thayssen, Per; Pedersen, Knud Erik;

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    . The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lipid lowering by simvastatin on coronary atherosclerotic P+M as changes in volumes of EEM, P+M, and lumen. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 40 male patients with hypercholesterolemia, ischemic heart disease, and a nonsignificant coronary artery lesion......BACKGROUND: Angiography of the coronary arteries reflects only changes in luminal dimensions. With intravascular ultrasound, cross-sectional images can be obtained and area measurements can be added to calculate volumes of the external elastic membrane (EEM), plaque plus media (P+M), and lumen...... in a not previously revascularized coronary artery, serial intravascular ultrasound studies with an ECG-triggered pullback were performed at baseline, after 3 months on a lipid-lowering diet, and after another 12 months on simvastatin 40 mg/d. Mean length of the analyzed atherosclerotic segments was 5.9+/-3.3 mm...

  3. Disseminated intravascular coagulation or acute coagulopathy of trauma shock early after trauma? A prospective observational study

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    Johansson, Per Ingemar; Sorensen, Anne Marie; Perner, Anders;

    2011-01-01

    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: It is debated whether the early trauma induced coagulopathy (TIC) in severely injured patients reflects disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a fibrinolytic phenotype, acute coagulopathy of trauma shock (ACoTS) or yet other entities. This study investigated......-complexed DNA fragments, Annexin V, thrombomodulin, syndecan-1), coagulation activation/inhibition (prothrombinfragment 1+2, thrombin/antithrombin-complexes, antithrombin, protein C, activated protein C, endothelial protein C receptor, protein S, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, vWF), factor consumption...

  4. MRI evaluation and follow-up of bone necrosis after meningococcal infection and disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Damry, N. (Dept. of Radiology, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium)); Schurmans, T. (Dept. of Peadiatrics, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium)); Perlmutter, N. (Dept. of Radiology, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium))

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    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious complication of meningococcal septicaemia. It often results in infarction of various tissues namely the skin, adrenal glands, kidneys, brain and, much less commonly, bones. We describe a patient who presented bone lesions after meningococcal septicaemia. In addition to plain radiography and scintigraphy the lesions were evaluated with MRI and have proved to be extensive and still progressive, approxximately 18 months after the onset of the disease. (orig.)

  5. [Evaluation of the severity course and prognosis of disseminated intravascular blood coagulation syndrome].

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    Kinakh, M V; Chaplyk, V V; Fedchyshyn, N R

    2009-01-01

    Activation of the peroxidal oxidation of lipids (POL) processes with its primary and secondary products levels raising constitutes a favourable sign, according to data of examination of 66 patients, suffering different phases of disseminated intravascular blood coagulation syndrome (DIBCS). The POL products contents reduction (areactive course) characterizes the process severity and constitutes an unfavourable prognostical sign. The areactive course rate is the highest in the patients, suffering DIBCS, phase III.

  6. Acute kidney injury and disseminated intravascular coagulation due to mercuric chloride poisoning

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    Dhanapriya, J.; Gopalakrishnan, N; Arun, V.; Dineshkumar, T.; Sakthirajan, R.; Balasubramaniyan, T.; Haris, M

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    Mercury is a toxic heavy metal and occurs in organic and inorganic forms. Inorganic mercury includes elemental mercury and mercury salts. Mercury salts are usually white powder or crystals, and widely used in indigenous medicines and folk remedies in Asia. Inorganic mercury poisoning causes acute kidney injury (AKI) and gastrointestinal manifestations and can be life-threatening. We describe a case with unknown substance poisoning who developed AKI and disseminated intravascular coagulation (...

  7. A new approach for improving coronary plaque component analysis based on intravascular ultrasound images

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    Taki, Arash; Hetterich, Holger; Roodaki, Alireza; Setarehdan, S.K.; Ünal, Gözde; UNAL, GOZDE; Rieber, Johannes; Navab, Nassir; König, Andreas; Konig, Andreas

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    Virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) is a clinically available technique for atherosclerosis plaque characterization. It, however, suffers from a poor longitudinal resolution due to electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated acquisition. This article presents an effective algorithm for IVUS image-based histology to overcome this limitation. After plaque area extraction within an input IVUS image, a textural analysis procedure consisting of feature extraction and classification steps is pro...

  8. Colonization of bacteria on polyvinyl chloride and Teflon intravascular catheters in hospitalized patients.

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    Sheth, N. K.; Franson, T R; Rose, H. D.; Buckmire, F L; Cooper, J. A., Jr.; Sohnle, P G

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    During an 8-month period all intravascular catheters were removed by sterile technique upon completion of use and submitted to the hospital microbiology laboratory. All catheters were routinely cultured by the semiquantitative culture technique, with greater than or equal to 15 colonies being defined as a positive result. Of the 687 Teflon catheters cultured, 6.9% were positive by culture, compared with 24.6% of 77 polyvinyl chloride catheters (P less than 0.001). Also, colonization of coagul...

  9. Local hemostasis, immunothrombosis, and systemic disseminated intravascular coagulation in trauma and traumatic shock

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    Gando, Satoshi; Otomo, Yasuhiro

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    Knowing the pathophysiology of trauma-induced coagulopathy is important for the management of severely injured trauma patients. The aims of this review are to provide a summary of the recent advances in our understanding of thrombosis and hemostasis following trauma and to discuss the pathogenesis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) at an early stage of trauma. Local hemostasis and thrombosis respectively act to induce physiological wound healing of injuries and innate immune resp...

  10. Identification of chronic myocardial infarction with extracellular or intravascular contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging

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    Jian WANG; Hong-yu LIU; Hang L(U); Bo XIANG; Marco GRUWEL; Boguslaw TOMANEK; Roxanne DESLAURIERS; Gang-hong TIAN

    2008-01-01

    Aim: To determine whether extracellular or intravascular contrast agents could detect chronic scarred myocardium in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: Eighteen pigs underwent a 4 week ligation of 1 or 2 diagonal coronary arteries to induce chronic myocardial infarction. The hearts were then removed and perfused in a Langendorff apparatus. Eighteen hearts were divided into 2 groups. The hearts in groups Ⅰ (n=9) and Ⅱ (n=9) 收稿日期the bolus injection of Gadolinium diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA, 0.05 mmol/kg) and ga-dolinium-based macromolecular agent (P792, 15 μmol/kg), respectively. First pass T2* MRI was acquired using a FLASH sequence. Delayed enhancement T1 MRI was acquired with an inversion recovery prepared TurboFLASH sequence.Results: Wash-in of both agents resulted in a sharp and dramatic T2* signal loss of scarred myocardium similar to that of normal myocardium. The magnitude and velocity of T2* signal recovery caused by wash-out of extracellular agents in normal myocardium was significantly less than that in scarred myocardium. Conversely, the T2* signal of scarred and normal myocardium recovered to plateau rapidly and simultaneously due to wash-out of intravascular agents. At the fol-lowing equilibrium, extracellular agent-enhanced T1 signal intensity was signifi-cantly greater in scarred myocardium than in normal myocardium, whereas there was no significantly statistical difference in intravascular agent-enhanced T1 sig-nal intensity between scarred and normal myocardium. Conclusion: After admin-istration of extracellular agents, wash-out T2* first-pass and delayed enhanced T1 MRI could identify scarred myocardium as a hyperenhanced region. Conversely, scarred myocardium was indistinguishable from normal myocardium during first-pass and the steady state of intravascular agents.

  11. Disseminated intravascular coagulation or acute coagulopathy of trauma shock early after trauma? A prospective observational study

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    Johansson, Per Ingemar; Sorensen, Anne Marie; Perner, Anders;

    2011-01-01

    -complexed DNA fragments, Annexin V, thrombomodulin, syndecan-1), coagulation activation/inhibition (prothrombinfragment 1+2, thrombin/antithrombin-complexes, antithrombin, protein C, activated protein C, endothelial protein C receptor, protein S, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, vWF), factor consumption......ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: It is debated whether the early trauma induced coagulopathy (TIC) in severely injured patients reflects disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a fibrinolytic phenotype, acute coagulopathy of trauma shock (ACoTS) or yet other entities. This study investigated...

  12. Intravascular activation of complement and acute lung injury. Dependency on neutrophils and toxic oxygen metabolites.

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    Till, G O; Johnson, K J; R. Kunkel; Ward, P. A.

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    Intravascular activation of the complement system with cobra venom factor results in acute lung injury, which has been quantitated by increases in lung vascular permeability. Cobra venom factor preparations devoid of phospholipase A2 activity retain full lung-damaging capacity. The lung injury is associated with the preceding appearance of chemotactic activity in the serum coincident with the development of a profound neutropenia. The chemotactic activity is immunochemically related to human ...

  13. Study of restenosis in drug eluting stents: new insights from greyscale intravascular ultrasound and virtual histology.

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    Garcia-Garcia, Hector M; Shen, Zhujun; Piazza, Nicolo

    2009-05-01

    In current cardiology practice, many patients undergo secondary revascularisation due to reduced long-term vein graft patency or in-stent restenosis. In this report, we describe causes of drug-eluting stent restenosis identifiable by intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) and variables related to restenosis used for reporting greyscale IVUS. In addition, IVUS findings in bypass grafts and the long-term results after stent implantation are provided. Finally, the usefulness of IVUS virtual histology for the study of restenosis is described.

  14. Assessment of normal and atherosclerotic arterial wall thickness with an intravascular ultrasound imaging catheter.

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    Mallery, JA; Tobis, JM; Griffith, J.; Gessert, J; McRae, M; Moussabeck, O; Bessen, M; Moriuchi, M; Henry, WL

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    A prototype intravascular ultrasound imaging catheter with a 20 MHz transducer was used to obtain 59 cross-sectional images in 14 segments of human atherosclerotic arteries. Three distinct components of the arterial wall were visualized on the ultrasound images: a highly reflective intima, an echolucent media, and a moderately reflective adventitia. Images were obtained at 1 mm increments in vitro and were compared with histologic sections at the same levels. Measurements of the arterial laye...

  15. Surgical management of Wilms tumor with intravascular extension: a single-institution experience.

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    Aspiazu, Diego; Fernandez-Pineda, Israel; Cabello, Rosa; Ramirez, Gema; Alvarez-Madrid, Antonio; De Agustin, Juan Carlos

    2012-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcomes of children with Wilms tumor (WT) and intravascular extension who were treated at a single institution. A retrospective review was conducted of medical records of all children with Wilms tumor and intravascular extension treated at Virgen del Rocio Children's Hospital between 1992 and 2010. Seven patients (median age 3.4 years, range 2-8.1 years) were identified. At diagnosis, 6 of the 7 patients (85.7%) presented with tumor thrombus that reached the right atrium (RA) and 1 patient with infrahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus. All patients received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (SIOP 2001 protocol) with vincristine, doxorubicin, and actinomycin D. Regression of the intravascular extension of the tumor was documented in all patients. Postchemotherapy level of extension was suprahepatic IVC in 1 patient, infrahepatic IVC in 2 patients, renal vein (RV) in 1 patient, and RA in 3 patients. Nephrectomy and thrombectomy were performed in all cases, requiring cardiopulmonary bypass for the 4 patients who presented with suprahepatic IVC and RA thrombus. The other 3 patients with infrahepatic IVC and RV involvement underwent cavotomy and thrombus extraction. Computed tomography, ultrasonography, and echocardiography were used for diagnosis and follow-up. All patients remain disease-free with a median follow-up of 6.3 years (range, 2-19 years). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for WT with intravascular extension may facilitate the resection by decreasing the extent of the tumor thrombus. Cardiopulmonary bypass is indicated for suprahepatic IVC and RA involvement. Accurate diagnostic imaging is necessary.

  16. Legitimidad y finalidad de los capítulos de propiedad intelectual en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC

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    Susy Frankel

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Una visión analítica de la realidad actual permite apreciar un auge de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, mientras se presenta un estancamiento en las negociaciones multilaterales de comercio. Si bien la negociación de los TLC no se limita a los países desarrollados, los negociados por los países en desarrollo no tienden a contemplar mejoras en los estándares de propiedad intelectual. Algunos de los capítulos relativos a la propiedad intelectual incluidos en los Tratados de Libre Comercio simplemente reafirman los estándares del acuerdo sobre los ADPIC, mientras que otros se orientan a ampliar el cubrimiento y alcance de los derechos internacionales de propiedad intelectual. El presente artículo se concentra en estudiar la legitimidad y la finalidad de los capítulos de propiedad intelectual en los Tratados de Libre Comercio, así como la relación entre los capítulos sobre propiedad intelectual y el sistema multilateral de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC que facilita los TLC y los límites racionales de la propiedad intelectual en el contexto comercial.

  17. Conceptual source design and dosimetric feasibility study for intravascular treatment: a proposal for intensity modulated brachytherapy

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    Kim, Si Yong; Han, Eun Young; Palta, Jatinder R. [College of Medicine, Florida Univ., Florida (United States); Ha, Sung W. [College of Medicine, Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-06-01

    To propose a conceptual design of a novel source for intensity modulated brachytherapy. The source design incorporates both radioactive and shielding materials (stainless steel or tungsten), to provide an asymmetric dose intensity in the azimuthal direction. The intensity modulated intravascular brachytherapy was performed by combining a series of dwell positions and times, distributed along the azimuthal coordinates. Two simple designs for the beta-emitting sources, with similar physical dimensions to a {sub 90}Sr/Y Novoste Beat-Cath source, were considered in the dosimetric feasibility study. In the first design, the radioactive and materials each occupy half of the cylinder and in the second, the radioactive material occupies only a quarter of the cylinder. The radial and azimuthal dose distributions around each source were calculated using the MCNP Monte Carlo code. The preliminary hypothetical simulation and optimization results demonstrated the 87% difference between the maximum and minimum doses to the lumen wall, due to off-centering of the radiation source, could be reduced to less than 7% by optimizing the azimuthal dwell positions and times of the partially shielded intravascular brachytherapy sources. The novel brachytherapy source design, and conceptual source delivery system, proposed in this study show promising dosimetric characteristics for the realization of intensity modulated brachytherapy in intravascular treatment. Further development of this concept will center on building a delivery system that can precisely control the angular motion of a radiation source in a small-diameter catheter.

  18. The intravascular low level laser irradiation (ILLLI) in treatment of psoriasis clinically

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    Zhu, Jing; Nie, Fan; Shi, Hong-Min

    2005-07-01

    Objective: The title is research curative effect of intravascular low level laser irradiation (ILLLI) in treatment of psoriasis. Method: 478 patients with psoriasis from five groups to observe their efficacy. Group1 were treated by He-Ne laser combined with drug. Group 2 were treated by semi-conductor laser combined with drug. Group 3 were treated only by He-He laser. Group 4 were treated by semi-conductor laser. Group 5 were treated only by drug. The Ridit statistical analysis was applied to all of these data. The treatment of intravascular low level laser irradiation is as follow: laser power:4-5mw, 1 hour per day and 10 days as a period combined with vit C 2.0 g iv and inhalation of O2. Results: The clinical results: the near efficient rate was 100%, in group1-4, if combined with drugs it would be better. Ridit statistical analysis showed no significant difference between group1-4, p>0.05. The efficient rate 72.97% in group5.There were showed very significant difference with group1-4, ppsoriasis was positive correlation to the ILLLI times. Conclusions: It can improve curative effect of intravascular low levellaser irradiation (ILLLI) in treatment of psoriasis.

  19. Disseminated intravascular coagulation scores as predictors for progressive hemorrhage and neurological prognosis following traumatic brain injury

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    Yirui Sun; Jin Hu; Caihua Xi; Ersong Wang; Jianqing Wang; Yong Liu; Hua Liu; Qiang Yuan; Haijun Yao; Liangfu Zhou

    2011-01-01

    Coagulation abnormalities, such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), are associated with progressive hemcrrhagic injury (PHI) following head trauma.However, the exact relationship between coagulopathy and PHI remains unclear.The present study utilized a scoring system defined by the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis to investigate whether a high DIC score is predictive for PHI.This study was a multicenter prospective design involving four hospitals, a 6-month observation, and follow-up.Of 352 traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients, serial CT scan indicated approximately one third of patients developed progressive hemorrhage, which was most frequently observed in the frontal, temporal, and orbitof rontal lobes of patients with brain contusion.PHI-positive patients exhibited poor prognosis, as indicated by prolonged length of hospital/intensive care unit stay and high mortality.More importantly, a DIC score after TBI, as well as patient age and sex, could serve as predictors for PHI.In addition, DIC scores were closely associated with injury severity.Therefore, the DIC scoring system facilitated early PHI diagnosis in TBI patients, and DIC scores might serve as a valuable predictor for TBI patients with PHI.Key Words: coagulopathy; disseminated intravascular coagulation; disseminated intravascular coagulation scoring; intracranial hemorrhage; progressive hemorrhagic injury; traumatic brain injury

  20. Plasma volume, intravascular albumin and its transcapillary escape rate in patients with extensive skin disease

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    Parving, H H; Worm, A M; Rossing, N

    1976-01-01

    Plasma volume and plasma concentration and transcapillary escape rate of albumin (TER alb), i.e. the fraction of intravascular mass of albumin that passes to the extravascular space per unit time, were determined using 125I-labelled human albumin in eight patients with extensive skin disease....... Plasma volume and plasma albumin concentration were reduced (P less than 0-05). Thus the intravascular albumin mass was moderately decreased to an average of 0-55 +/- 0-06 (s.d.) g/cm height compared with a normal mean value of 0-77 +/- 0-07 (s.d.) g/cm. This 29% decrease is statistically significant (P......, 25-60 mg per day. Plasma albumin concentration, plasma volume and intravascular mass of albumin were unchanged, while TER alb decreased significantly during treatment, mean 5-9 +/- 0-8 (s.d.) % X h-1, (P less than 0-01). It is suggested that displacement of albumin into the skin and loss of albumin...

  1. Evaluation of CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in fenestrated stent grafts: a preliminary study

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    Sun, Z. [Dept. of Imaging and Applied Physics, Curtin Univ. of Tech., Perth, WA (Australia); Allen, Y.; Fitzsimmons, B.; Hartely, D. [Cook R and D, WA (Australia); Lawrence-Brown, M. [Dept. of Public Health, Curtin Univ. of Tech., Perth, WA (Australia)

    2007-06-15

    We aim in this study to investigate the potential value of CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in patients diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms undergoing fenestrated stent grafts. Both pre-and post-fenestration (within 3 months of implantation) multislice CT data were collected in eight patients and used for generation of virtual endoscopy images in our preliminary study. Variable fenestrations were deployed in 25 aortic branches with scallop fenestration implanted in six aortic ostia, large fenestration in four aortic ostia and small fenestration in 15 renal ostia, respectively. Measurements of the aortic ostia diameters both pre- and post-fenestration were successfully performed with virtual intravascular endoscopy visualization, and endovascular stents as well as their relationship to the aortic ostia were clearly demonstrated. Our results showed that there was no significant change of diameter of the aortic ostia following fenestrated stem grafts. Endovascular stents were clearly visualized on virtual endoscopy images, and no apparent deformity or malrotation was observed in this small group. Our preliminary study provides new insights into anatomic configuration/dimension of aortic ostia and endovascular stents, and virtual intravascular endoscopy could be a valuable technique to follow-up patients treated with fenestrated stent grafts. (orig.)

  2. Intravascular Glomus Tumor of the Forearm Causing Chronic Pain and Focal Tenderness

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    Sang Ki Lee

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. A glomus tumor is a benign vascular tumor derived from glomus cells and occurs mainly in the subcutaneous layer of the subungual or digital pulp. Extradigital glomus tumors have been reported within the palm, wrist, forearm, foot, bone, stomach, colon, cervix, and mesentery. Glomus tumors can originate from the intraosseous, intramuscular, periosteal, intravascular, and intraneural layers. However, a glomus tumor originating from the intravascular layer of the forearm is a rare condition. Case Report. A 44-year-old woman had a 7-year history of chronic pain and focal tenderness of the forearm. No hypersensitivity or sensory alterations were observed. Contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI showed a mass measuring 5 × 3 × 2 mm leading to a vein. Surgical excision was performed, and the tumor was completely resected. Finding of gross examination revealed a dark-red, well-defined soft tissue tumor, and histologic examination confirmed that the mass was a glomus tumor. The patient’s symptoms were completely resolved postoperatively. Conclusion. Intravascular glomus tumors rarely occur in the forearm; therefore, a thorough physical exam, comprehensive medical history, in-depth imaging, and early surgical excision upon clinical suspicion may be helpful to prevent a delayed or incorrect diagnosis.

  3. A novel dual-frequency imaging method for intravascular ultrasound applications.

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    Qiu, Weibao; Chen, Yan; Wong, Chi-Man; Liu, Baoqiang; Dai, Jiyan; Zheng, Hairong

    2015-03-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), which is able to delineate internal structures of vessel wall with fine spatial resolution, has greatly enriched the knowledge of coronary atherosclerosis. A novel dual-frequency imaging method is proposed in this paper for intravascular imaging applications. A probe combined two ultrasonic transducer elements with different center frequencies (36 MHz and 78 MHz) is designed and fabricated with PMN-PT single crystal material. It has the ability to balance both imaging depth and resolution, which are important imaging parameters for clinical test. A dual-channel imaging platform is also proposed for real-time imaging, and this platform has been proven to support programmable processing algorithms, flexible imaging control, and raw RF data acquisition for IVUS applications. Testing results show that the -6 dB axial and lateral imaging resolutions of low-frequency ultrasound are 78 and 132 μm, respectively. In terms of high-frequency ultrasound, axial and lateral resolutions are determined to be as high as 34 and 106 μm. In vitro intravascular imaging on healthy swine aorta is conducted to demonstrate the performance of the dual-frequency imaging method for IVUS applications. PMID:25454093

  4. The neuroprotective effects of intravascular low level laser irradiation on cerebral ischemia rats

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    Qiu, Yongming; Lu, Zhaofeng; Wang, Zhongguang; Jiang, Jiyao

    2005-07-01

    The effects of intravascular low level laser irradiation of He-Ne on rat MCAo-induced cerebral injury were studied. The results showed that control rats (subjected to MCAo injury without laser treatment) at 7d exhibited striatal and cortical brain infarction in the right hemisphere from approximately 3 to 11mm from the front pole. the total infarct volume in this group was 34.5+/-8.1mm3. For experimental rats (with laser management), the total infarct volume was 29.0+/-9.0mm3. P was gained less than 0.05. The neurological score of control group was 4.7+/-0.6 and it was 5.2+/-1.0 in experimental group, comparison by statistical analysis showed P less than 0.05. The cerebral pathological damages in the control group were more severe than in experimental group. We concluded that the intravascular low level laser irradiation has no remarked complication and is helpful to reduce ischemic damage. There is clinically potential for the application of intravascular He-Ne low level laser irradiation in ischemia stroke.

  5. Los tratados silogísticos de Boecio: sus fuentes, historia e influencia en la cristiandad latina

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    Manuel Correia

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen los contenidos de un tratado sobre lógica aristotélica escrito por Boecio en el VI d. C, llamado por nuestras ediciones modernas De syllogismo categórico (=DSC. A través de sus contenidos, es posible mostrar: (i la importancia de este tratado en el proceso de transmisión de la lógica de Aristóteles al medioevo latino; (ii su relación con otro tratado monográfico similar, titulado por la crítica moderna Introductio ad syllogismos categóricos (ISC y su relación temática con DSC; (iii las fuentes más probables de ambos tratados; y, finalmente, (iv su influencia en el medioevo latino. La hipótesis que se defiende en este artículo es que los contenidos lógicos de este tratado, en particular la clasificación de las proposiciones categóricas, contenida en el corazón del DSC, entregan no solo el objeto temático al tratado, sino también coherencia argumentativa y unidad. En especial, el estudio de esta clasificación permite demostrar la unidad de DSC y en particular que el segundo libro de DSC es genuino y no espurio como sostuvieron, no hace mucho, los estudiosos Murari y McKinlay; además, esta misma clasificación permite apreciar su diferencia con ISC, por el hecho de que este último tratado posee una clasificación diferente a la de DSC. La base de la hipótesis propuesta se halla en que la clasificación mencionada es un intento por generar, a partir de los elementos preposicionales, las principales operaciones lógicas definidas por Aristóteles en sus escritos lógicos, asunto que en la revisión de De Rijk (1964 no quedó totalmente establecidoIn this article, the author describes the contents of a treatise on Aristotelian logic, written by Boethius in the sixth century A.D., titled in our modern editions as De syllogismo categórico (DSC. It is possible to show, through the contents: (i the importance of this treatise for the transmission process of Aristotle's logic to the Latin medieval

  6. Delivery efficiency of periadventitial approach in comparison of intravascular delivery: an assessment of pharmacokinetics in porcine arteries

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    Yong-hua Xu; Gordon McLennan

    2005-01-01

    Objective To investigate the delivery efficacy of periadventitial delivery of 125I-iododeoxyuridine (125I-IUdR) in comparison of intravascular delivery to determine the optimal delivery method for inhibiting post-angioplasty restenosis. Methods In 8 pigs, one side carotid, subclavian and iliac arteries of each pig were injured by balloon angioplasty with a 20% overstretches. Then, 4 mCi of 125I-IUdR was delivered at each targeted vessel with periadventitial method in 4 pigs (periadventitial group) and with intravascular method via a porous balloon catheter in other 4 pigs (intravascular group). The animals survived for 5 hours and the blood radioactivity was investigated prior to and hourly after procedure until sacrifice. The targeted vessels and renal arteries (for control) were harvested for gamma-counting and histological observation. Meanwhile, the radioactivity in thyroid, liver, bladder, small bowel and each kidney also were measured to determine the biodistribution of 125I. The activities of 125I presented in arterial and tissue specimens were compared between the two delivery groups. The targeted arteries were histologically observed and the ratio of intima to media (I∶M ratio) was calculated. Results The target arterial walls in the periadventitial group had 3.4 times as much of 125I radioactivity as in the intravascular group, respectively (P=0.038); the blood activity in intravascular group was significantly higher than periadventitial group immediate after procedure (P0.05). The mean I: M ratios in both groups were 0.05 without additional injury at the vessel wall. Conclusion The periadventitial delivery offered substantial advantage over intravascular approach with high local delivery efficacy. The apparent redistribution rate is more rapid following intravascular delivery.

  7. JAK2 en el linfoma de Hodgkin: Impacto pronóstico de la regulación mediada por miR-135a y análisis in vitro de Lestaurtinib

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    2011-01-01

    El linfoma de Hodgkin es una neoplasia de células B caracterizada por la escasa presencia de células tumorales, células de Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg, localizadas en un microambiente no tumoral. El comportamiento del LH se determina por las características intrínsecas de las células HRS y por las características de las células inflamatorias no neoplásicas del microambiente. Por eso, el análisis del papel pronóstico que juegan los miRNAs en el ganglio completo y no únicamente en las células tum...

  8. Insuficiência respiratória aguda causada por pneumonia em organização secundária à terapia antineoplásica para linfoma não Hodgkin

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    Adriell Ramalho Santana; Fábio Ferreira Amorim; Paulo Henrique Alves Soares; Edmilson Bastos de Moura; Marcelo Oliveira Maia

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    Doenças difusas do parênquima pulmonar pertencem a um grupo de doenças de evolução geralmente subaguda ou crônica, mas que podem determinar insuficiência respiratória aguda. Paciente masculino, 37 anos, em terapia para linfoma não Hodgkin, admitido com tosse seca, febre, dispneia e insuficiência respiratória aguda hipoxêmica. Iniciadas ventilação mecânica e antibioticoterapia, porém houve evolução desfavorável. Tomografia computadorizada de tórax mostrava opacidades pulmonares em "vidro fosco...

  9. Manifestações de linfoma na síndrome de Sjögren: existe relação? Lymphoma's manifestations in Sjögren's syndrome: is there a relation?

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    Fabrícia Dias Colombano Limares

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A Síndrome de Sjögren (SS é considerada uma afecção multissistêmica, crônica, que se caracteriza pela infiltração linfocítica nas glândulas exócrinas e a produção de auto-anticorpos. OBJETIVO: Vários estudos têm notado um aumento na incidência de linfomas malignos em pacientes com SS. Em nosso estudo tentamos descrever esta relação. FORMA DE ESTUDO: Coorte transversal. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Pacientes com Síndrome Sicca acompanhados no ambulatório de Estomatologia do Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, no período de julho de 1999 a abril de 2002. RESULTADOS: Dos 39 pacientes, 24 foram classificados com SS. A idade variou de 19 a 83 anos, com predominância do sexo feminino (69,7%. O intervalo de tempo entre o início dos sintomas e o diagnóstico de SS variou de 3,77 anos. Não foi observado desenvolvimento de linfoma em nenhum dos pacientes avaliados. CONCLUSÃO: O diagnóstico de SS e o aumento do risco de desenvolvimento de Linfoma ao longo dos anos são importantes, então um longo período de seguimento destes pacientes é fundamental. Observamos que nossos achados foram diferentes quando comparados com a literatura. Nós não encontramos nenhum linfoma em nossos pacientes.Sjögren's Syndrome (SS is considered a multisystemic chronic disorder, which is characterized by a lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands and autoantibodies production. AIM: Several studies have demonstrated increased incidence of Lymphoma in SS patients. Our study tries to determine this relation. STUDY DESIGN: Transversal cohort. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Patients with Sicca's Syndrome from the Stomathology service, Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital, in Sao Paulo, ENT Department, from July 1999 to April 2002. RESULTS: Out of 39 patients, 24 were diagnose as SS. Ages ranged from 19 to 83 years old, with predominance of women (69.7%. Time between the first symptoms and SS diagnosis were variable

  10. Linfoma no Hodgkin óseo primario multifocal en preadolescente: A propósito de un caso Primary multifocal non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of the bone in the preadolescent: A case report

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    A. Restrepo Rincón

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas óseos primarios son tumores poco frecuentes en la edad pediátrica. Su presentación clínica es inespecífica, requiriéndose un alto nivel de sospecha clínica y el apoyo con diferentes pruebas complementarias para poder establecer el diagnóstico adecuado y así brindar un manejo integral. Se expone el caso de una paciente de 9 años, a quien a las 6,5 semanas de inicio de síntomas se diagnosticó un linfoma no Hodgkin Linfoblástico de células B óseo primario multifocal. Recibió tratamiento combinado según protocolo BFM (Berlín-Frankfurt-Munster, presentando una respuesta clínica satisfactoria y encontrándose en resmisión completa (RC a los 24 meses de seguimiento. Primary lymphoma of bone is rare in children and its non-specific clinical presentation requires a high clinical suspicion and paraclinical support to establish the diagnosis and provide a comprehensive approach. We report the case of 9 years-old patient who was diagnosed of multifocal primary B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma of bone 6.5 weeks from symptoms onset. She received combined treatment based on BFM (Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster protocol with a good medical response. She remains in complete remission (CR after 24 months of follow-up.

  11. O transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas no tratamento dos linfomas não Hodgkin Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Renata Baldissera

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    Full Text Available No final da década de 70, ocorreu o primeiro relato de sucesso com a utilização de quimioterapia de alta dose, seguida de transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas autólogo (TCTH auto, em pacientes com linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH. Desde então, o TCTH autólogo vem se constituindo em um importante instrumento na estratégia de tratamento dos LNH. Inúmeros estudos, em vários subtipos de linfomas, têm consolidado o papel do TCTH autólogo, principalmente como resgate em recidivas de doença. O melhor momento para a incorporação desta estratégia depende do subtipo do linfoma, do status de doença previamente ao transplante (sensível ou resistente e de fatores clínico-biológicos associados à doença. Em recidiva sensível de linfoma difuso de grandes células, o TCTH autólogo é a terapia de escolha. Nestes pacientes, o transplante promove taxas de resposta completa em até 50% dos casos, comparado a aproximadamente 15%, quando esse resgate é realizado com protocolos quimioterápicos convencionais. O seu papel como parte da terapia de indução de remissão não está totalmente estabelecido. Em linfomas indolentes, principalmente folicular, é a terapia de escolha nas recidivas sensíveis à quimioterapia de resgate. Em linfomas de células do manto, o TCTH autólogo tem se incorporado à terapia de primeira linha, como consolidação de remissão. As indicações de TCTH alogênico em LNH têm se limitado aos casos de refratariedade ao tratamento convencional e recidiva pós-transplante autólogo, em pacientes jovens e sem comorbidades, em decorrência da alta toxicidade associada à utilização de regimes de condicionamento mieloablativos. A utilização de regimes de condicionamento de intensidade reduzida tem reduzido a toxicidade e ampliado o seu uso nos LNH recidivados ou refratários.High-dose chemotherapy (HDT followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT has proved to provide significant advantage regarding

  12. Classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin: estudo morfológico e imunoistoquímico de 145 casos Classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: morphological and immunological study of 145 cases

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    Cristiane Bedran Milito

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin tem sido, ao longo dos últimos trinta anos, motivo de controvérsia. Várias classificações têm sido propostas em busca de um consenso entre patologistas e clínicos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar criticamente três destas classificações através do estudo retrospectivo de 145 casos de linfomas primários de gânglio linfático selecionados do Serviço de Anatomia Patológica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, entre 1979 e 1995. Os casos revistos foram classificados pelas propostas da Working Formulation, de Kiel e da Real. Testes imunoistoquímicos com os anticorpos anti-CD45, anti-CD20, anti-CD45RO e anti-CD30 foram realizados. Cento e sete casos (73,7% apresentaram fenótipo B; 33 casos (22,7%, fenótipo T; e quatro casos foram nulos (linfoma anaplásico de grandes células. Foi possível prever o fenótipo pela morfologia em 89,4% dos casos. Os linfomas de alto grau predominaram (59,2%, sendo o linfoma centroblástico o de maior freqüência (31,7% . Os linfomas foliculares representaram 29 casos (20%, com maior incidência dos de grandes células (31% do que dos de pequenas células (27,5%. Quando comparadas as três classificações, observamos que determinados grupos da Working Formulation abrigam múltiplas entidades. Isto se deve ao fato de a classificação da Working Formulation ser baseada somente em achados morfológicos e, por isso, deve ter seu uso desaconselhado. Já a classificação de Kiel e a da Real devem ter o seu emprego estimulado, pois apresentam, além de uma boa análise histopatológica, um estudo imunológico que define entidades biológicas correlacionando-se, quando possível, com a célula de origem.The non-Hodgkin's lymphomas classifications have been a controversial reason for the last thirty years. Many classifications have been proposed trying to achieve a consensus among pathologists and clinicians. The objective of this study was

  13. Produtividade da mamona irrigada com esgoto doméstico tratado Productivity of castor bean irrigated with treated domestic sewage

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    Neyliane C. de Souza

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available A mamoneira (Ricinus communis L., oleaginosa de relevante importância econômica e social no Nordeste, apresenta-se como alternativa para a produção do biodiesel. O experimento objetivou avaliar, em escala real, os aspectos produtivos da cultura da mamona irrigada com esgoto doméstico tratado. Empregou-se o sistema de microaspersão; a delimitação experimental foi de quatro repetições e quatro tratamentos: T1: água do poço e adubação recomendada; T2: esgoto doméstico tratado e adubação recomendada; T3: somente esgoto doméstico tratado e T4: esgoto doméstico tratado e metade da adubação recomendada. Verificou-se que as unidades irrigadas com esgoto tratado superaram as irrigadas com água, em quase todas as variáveis analisadas. A produtividade foi maior nos tratamentos irrigados com esgoto e adubação (T2 e (T4, alcançando produtividade de 1.986 e 1.412 kg ha-1, respectivamente. O teor de óleo contido nas sementes foi analisado e não apresentou nenhuma diferença significativa entre os tratamentos com adubação (T1, T2 e T4, sendo que o tratamento com esgoto tratado (T3 forneceu baixíssimos teores de óleo na semente.The castor bean (Ricinus communis L., an oil crop of economic and social importance for the Northeast region of Brazil, can be used for biodiesel production. The experiment aimed to evaluate, at a realistic scale, the productive aspects of the castor bean irrigated with treated sewage. Microsprinkler irrigation method was selected, and the experimental set-up consisted of four repetitions and four different treatments: well water and recommended fertilization (T1; treated wastewater and recommended fertilization (T2; treated wastewater without external recommended fertilization (T3; and treated wastewater and half of recommended fertilization (T4. It was found that units irrigated with treated sewage exceeded the ones irrigated with well water in almost all variables. The highest productivities were in the

  14. Lixiviação de metais pesados em solos tratados com lodo de esgoto

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    E. I. Bertoncini

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado um experimento em tubos de percolação, utilizando-se três solos, classificados como Areia Quartzosa (AQ, Latossolo Vermelho-Amarelo (LV e Latossolo Vermelho-Escuro (LE, aos quais foram incorporadas sucessivas quantidades de lodo de esgoto, totalizando uma dose correspondente a 156,0 t ha-1 (base seca, num período de incubação de 310 dias. Após este período, os solos foram tratados com água ou com soluções de sais (KCl 0,9 mol L-1; KNO3 0,9 mol L-1; K2SO4 0,3 mol L-1 e Ca(NO32 0,3 mol L-1, adicionadas em quantidade correspondente a quatro vezes a capacidade de retenção de água dos solos. No líquido percolado pela passagem das soluções salinas, foram determinadas as quantidades de Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni e Zn presentes e, no percolado obtido com a passagem de água, além dos metais anteriormente citados, foram determinadas também as quantidades de Ca2+ e Mg2+. Os resultados permitiram observar que a adição de KCl provocou o arraste de 5% do Cd adicionado via lodo aos solos LV e LE; para os outros sais utilizados e para a água, esse arraste nunca foi superior a 2% do metal pesado adicionado via lodo. A retenção de Cd, Cu, Cr e Ni aumentou com a elevação dos teores de óxidos de Fe e Al presentes nos solos. Os elevados valores de pH e o aumento no teor de matéria orgânica proporcionado pela adição de lodo refletiram também na menor mobilidade dos metais. Os sais KCl e K2SO4 aumentaram a mobilidade de alguns dos metais estudados.

  15. La igualdad de genero en el Tratado Constitucional de la Unión Europea

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    Emanuela Lombardo

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza el tratamiento de la igualdad de género en el Tratado Constitucional Europeo de 2004, con especial referencia a la incorporación de una perspectiva de género en el proceso. Evalúa tanto los resultados positivos, relacionados con el mantenimiento del acervo comunitario en materia de igualdad, la inclusión de la Carta de los Derechos Fundamentales de la UE, y las movilizaciones a favor de la igualdad dentro y fuera de la Convención, como los resultados negativos, concernientes a la limitada capacidad de incorporar una perspectiva  de género en el proceso y en el texto constitucional. Ésta se atribuye al concepto estrecho de igualdad de género adoptado en el documento, a las resistencias en incorporar una perspectiva de género en todas las áreas políticas, a la baja representación de las mujeres en la Convención, y a la ausencia de una perspectiva de género en el proceso institucional y administrativo. En la conclusión se avanzan algunas hipótesis explicativas de dichas limitaciones. The article analyses the treatment of gender equality in the 2004 European Constitutional Treaty, with particular reference to the incorporation of a gender perspective in the process. The assessment includes positive results, that are related to the maintenance of the acquis cornrnmunautaire on equality, the inclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and the mobilisation in favour of equality within and outside the body of the Convention. It also considers the negative results that have to do with the limited capacity to incorporate a gender perspective into the process and the text of the Constitution. This limits are attributed to the narrow concept of gender equality adopted in the document, the resistance to incorporate a gender perspective into all policy areas, the low representation of women in the Convention, and the absence of a gender perspective in the institutional and administrative process. The

  16. Fracturas por fatiga del cuello femoral: A propósito de un caso tratado quirúrgicamente

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    Arenas Planelles, Antonio; Arias Nieto, C.; Eslava Echavarren, E.; Tejero Ibáñez, Alberto; Garbayo Marturet, Antonio Jesús; Pablos Fernández, Julio de

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    Se presenta un caso de fractura por fatiga de cuello femoral en un paciente de 26 años. Fue tratado quirúrgicamente realizándose osteosíntesis con 3 tornillos. La evolución fue satisfactoria, encontrándose el paciente sin dolor ni repercusión funcional a los 4 años de la lesión. A case of stress fracture of the femoral neck in a 26-year-old patient is presented. Surgical treatment was indicated by means of internal fixation with three screws. At four-year follow-up there was no pain or fun...

  17. Estudio prospectivo del funcionamiento cognitivo en pacientes de cáncer de colon tratados con quimioterapia

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    López Santiago, Sonia

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    El objetivo de esta tesis es investigar los cambios en rendimiento cognitivo de pacientes de cáncer de colon tratados con quimioterapia adyuvante. El método ha sido el estudio longitudinal unifactorial de tres medidas (T1: antes de la quimioterapia, T2: al finalizar el tratamiento y T3 seis meses después de T2); se explora: memoria verbal, función ejecutiva y habilidad psicomotora y variables moduladoras (ansiedad, depresión, astenia y calidad de vida). Muestra: 77 participantes, 63% varones,...

  18. Organizaciones internacionales y tratados asociativos: por una nueva clasificación de los sujetos de derecho internacional

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    Raphael Carvalho de Vasconcelos

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    La personalidad jurídica es elemento fundamental para la actuación de un sujeto en el orden internacional. La efectiva participación en el espacio global no depende, sin embargo, sólo del cumplimiento de este requisito. Doctrina y jurisprudencia reconocen la personificación de las organizaciones internacionales actualmente sin grandes reservas, pero, ¿correspondería entender que cualquier tratado dotado de personería jurídica debe ser considerado investido de poderes para actuar en el orden i...

  19. Intoxicação aguda por triclorfon em caprinos tratados com a dose terapêutica

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    O presente estudo descreve um surto de intoxicação por triclorfon em caprinos, que receberam pela via oral, a dosagem terapêutica do princípio ativo em questão (100mg/kg), provenientes da Universidade Estadual de Maringá, campus de Umuarama, PR. Cinquenta e três ovinos foram tratados com a mesma formulação/solução e não se observou nenhum efeito colateral nos animais referente ao tratamento com triclorfon. Das 20 cabras medicadas, cerca de 40 minutos após a administração do triclorfon, oito a...

  20. Qualidade de caquis Fuyu tratados com cálcio em pré-colheita e armazenados sob atmosfera modificada

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    FERRI VALDECIR CARLOS; RINALDI MARIA MADALENA; LUCHETTA LUCIANO; ROMBALDI CESAR VALMOR

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    Avaliou-se a eficiência do cálcio (CaCl2) na conservação de caquis Fuyu armazenados em temperatura ambiente (TA), atmosfera refrigerada (AR) e modificada (AM). Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Os caquizeiros foram tratados com 1% de CaCl2, em pulverizações de cobertura total, a cada 15 dias, a partir de 90 dias antes da data prevista para a colheita. Para a testemunha, pulverizaram-se as plantas com água destilada. As frutas foram colhidas com 65-75...

  1. All-optical pulse-echo ultrasound probe for intravascular imaging (Conference Presentation)

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    Colchester, Richard J.; Noimark, Sacha; Mosse, Charles A.; Zhang, Edward Z.; Beard, Paul C.; Parkin, Ivan P.; Papakonstantinou, Ioannis; Desjardins, Adrien E.

    2016-02-01

    High frequency ultrasound probes such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) catheters can be invaluable for guiding minimally invasive medical procedures in cardiology such as coronary stent placement and ablation. With current-generation ultrasound probes, ultrasound is generated and received electrically. The complexities involved with fabricating these electrical probes can result in high costs that limit their clinical applicability. Additionally, it can be challenging to achieve wide transmission bandwidths and adequate wideband reception sensitivity with small piezoelectric elements. Optical methods for transmitting and receiving ultrasound are emerging as alternatives to their electrical counterparts. They offer several distinguishing advantages, including the potential to generate and detect the broadband ultrasound fields (tens of MHz) required for high resolution imaging. In this study, we developed a miniature, side-looking, pulse-echo ultrasound probe for intravascular imaging, with fibre-optic transmission and reception. The axial resolution was better than 70 microns, and the imaging depth in tissue was greater than 1 cm. Ultrasound transmission was performed by photoacoustic excitation of a carbon nanotube/polydimethylsiloxane composite material; ultrasound reception, with a fibre-optic Fabry-Perot cavity. Ex vivo tissue studies, which included healthy swine tissue and diseased human tissue, demonstrated the strong potential of this technique. To our knowledge, this is the first study to achieve an all-optical pulse-echo ultrasound probe for intravascular imaging. The potential for performing all-optical B-mode imaging (2D and 3D) with virtual arrays of transmit/receive elements, and hybrid imaging with pulse-echo ultrasound and photoacoustic sensing are discussed.

  2. Management of subarachnoid hemorrhage classified grade V. Possibility of intravascular treatment

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    Management outcomes in poor-grade patients (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Committee on a Universal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Grading Scale Grade V) with ruptured cerebral aneurysms have historically been unsatisfactory. In the present study, we examined the possibility of intravascular treatment for ruptured aneurysm detected by 3-Dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in poor-grade SAH patients. From April 1997 to July 2000, 3D-CTA was performed on 54 of 73 patients admitted with Grade V subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Excluding 3 patients who underwent emergency surgery for ruptured aneurysms and intracerebral hematomas, CT findings from the remaining 51 patients were analyzed. The study included 23 men and 28 women, ranging in age from 28 to 91 with an average age of 63.6. The patients' initial scores on the Glasgow Coma Scale upon admission were 3 in 36 patients (including 19 patients who had undergone cardio-pulmonary arrest), 4 in 11 patients, 5 in 2 patients, and 6 in 2 patients. Ruptured aneurysms responsible for SAH were clearly delineated in 41 aneurysms from 39 patients, with 32 aneurysms in the anterior circulation and 9 in the posterior circulation. Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale of 4 or higher whose score did not progressively decrease for 12 hours after symptom onset were considered for intravascular treatment. In our study, 4 of 39 patients (10.3%) met these criteria. Glasgow Outcome Scale results were good recovery in 1 case, moderate disability in 1 case, severe disability in 1 case, and death in the remaining 48 cases. These results suggest that the management course for poor-grade (WFNS Grade V) SAH patients who retain brain stem reflexes contain the following: identification of aneurysms by 3D-CTA, maintenance of adequate sedation and external drainage to treat acute hydrocephalus, continued minimum 12-hour observation, monitoring levels of consciousness where possible, and consideration of aggressive therapy including intravascular

  3. Ischemia monitoring in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery using intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy

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    Zerkowski Hans-Reinhard

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, manipulations on the beating heart can lead to transient interruptions of myocardial oxygen supply, which can generate an accumulation of oxygen-dependent metabolites in coronary venous blood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy as a monitoring method to detect possible ischemic events in off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures. Methods In 15 elective patients undergoing off-pump myocardial revascularization, intravascular near-infrared spectroscopic analysis of coronary venous blood was performed. NIR signals were transferred through a fiberoptic catheter for signal emission and collection. For data analysis and processing, a miniature spectrophotometer with multivariate statistical package was used. Signal acquisition and analysis were performed before and after revascularization. Spectroscopic data were compared with hemodynamic parameters, electrocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiography and laboratory findings. Results A conversion to extracorporeal circulation was not necessary. The mean number of grafts per patient was 3.1 ± 0.6. An intraoperative myocardial ischemia was not evident, as indicated by electrocardiogram and transesophageal echocardiography. Continuous spectroscopic analysis showed reproducible absorption spectra of coronary sinus blood. Due to uneventful intraoperative courses, clear ischemia-related changes could be detected in none of the patients. Conclusion Our initial results show that intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy can reliably be used for an online intraoperative ischemia monitoring in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. However, the method has to be further evaluated and standardized to determine the role of spectroscopy in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

  4. Endovascular Management of Lost or Misplaced Intravascular Objects: Experiences of 12 Years

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    This paper reports our experience with endovascular techniques for the retrieval of lost or misplaced intravascular objects. Over 12 years, 78 patients were referred for interventional retrieval of intravascular foreign objects. In this retrospective study, radiological procedure records and patients' medical records were reviewed to determine the exact removal procedure in every case, to report success rates, and to identify significant procedure-related complications. Written, informed consent was obtained from all patients prior to the intervention; this retrospective analysis was performed according to the guidelines of the Institutional Review Board. Thirty-six of seventy-eight foreign objects (46%) were located in the venous system, 27 of 78 (35%) in the right heart, and 15 of 78 (19%) in the pulmonary arteries. For foreign object removal, in 71 of 78 (91%) cases a snare loop was used, in 6 of 78 (8%) cases a sidewinder catheter combined with a snare loop was used, and in 1 case (1%) a sidewinder catheter alone was used for foreign object removal. In 68 of 78 (87%) cases, primary success was achieved. In 3 of 78 cases (4%), foreign objects were successfully mobilized to the femoral vessels and surgically removed. In 7 of 78 cases (9%), complete removal of the foreign object was not possible. In 5 of 78 cases (6%), minor complications occurred during the removal procedure. In conclusion, endovascular retrieval of lost or misplaced intravascular objects is highly effective, with relatively few minor complications. On the basis of our findings, these techniques should be considered as the therapy of choice

  5. Histopatologia das lâminas do casco de equinos com laminite aguda induzida e tratados com ketoprofeno, fenilbutazona e flunixin meglumine Histopathology of the digital laminae from horses with acute induced laminitis treated with ketoprophen, phenylbutazone, and flunixin meglumin

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    F.O. Paes Leme

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    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se as alterações histológicas do tecido laminar, obtido por biopsia, em 20 equinos portadores de laminite induzida por sobrecarga de carboidratos e tratados com ketoprofeno, fenilbutazona ou flunixin meglumine. A biopsia foi colhida dos dígitos torácicos 72 horas após a indução. Os achados histológicos foram comparados com os achados de amostras de equinos isentos de laminite. Infiltrado inflamatório neutrofílico foi observado em 80%, congestão em 50%, hemorragia em 35% e hiperplasia na túnica íntima das arteríolas das lâminas dérmicas primárias em 15% das amostras. As taxas de microtrombos e coágulos foram 15% e 20%, respectivamente. Estes achados parecem decorrer dos distúrbios circulatórios que ocasionaram edema, congestão e hiperemia, seguidos de degeneração. Em 70% das análises realizadas nos animais tratados, as lesões histológicas foram inferiores aos graus de claudicação observados. Conclui-se que a biopsia de tecido laminar digital de equinos é viável, os artefatos decorrentes da técnica de biopsia não prejudicam a análise histológica das amostras e os anti-inflamatórios não esteroidais não são capazes de evitar as lesões laminares quando administrados após o início da sintomatologia clínica de laminite.Experimental laminitis caused by carbohydrate overload was induced in 20 healthy horses. Seventy two hours after induction, samples of the laminar tissue were obtained by biopsy from the thoracic limbs digits for histopathology. The histological findings were compared to samples from horses without laminitis. Neutrophilic infiltrate was observed in 80% of the samples, congestion in 50%, hemorrhage in 35%, and hyperplasia of the arteriolar intima layer of the primary dermal lamina in 15%. Thrombi and intravascular blood clots were observed in 15% and 20% of the samples, respectively. Apparently, these findings were due to circulatory changes that resulted in edema, congestion, and

  6. Eptifibatide-induced thrombocytopenia: with thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation immediately after left main coronary artery percutaneous coronary angioplasty.

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    Tempelhof, Michael W; Benzuly, Keith H; Fintel, Dan; Krichavsky, Marc Z

    2012-01-01

    Early clinical trials of eptifibatide did not show a significant association between eptifibatide and the development of thrombocytopenia, thrombosis, or disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, more recent literature has suggested a significant association between eptifibatide and the development of thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Although the true incidence and the pathophysiology of these associations are unknown, the development of these events can be life-threatening. Herein, we describe the case of a patient who experienced acute onset of profound thrombocytopenia, developing thrombosis, pulmonary emboli, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. This paper adds to the few previous reports of cases that suggested an association between thrombocytopenia, thrombosis, and the administration of eptifibatide. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report in the medical literature that associates the new onset of thrombocytopenia, thrombosis, and disseminated intravascular coagulation with the administration of eptifibatide. We also provide a subject review.

  7. An Elderly Lady with Fever of Unknown Etiology and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension: Intravascular Lymphoma—An Elusive Diagnosis

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    Nupur Sinha

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    Full Text Available Pulmonary hypertension (PH associated with malignancy, especially adenocarcinoma, is a well-known entity and is included in group V of the WHO classification. Intravascular lymphoma is a rare type of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, characterized by selective intravascular growth of malignant lymphocytes, aggressive behavior, and often a fatal course. Most of the time, diagnosis is postmortem due to the rarity and the protean manifestations of the disease. We present a rare case of an elderly patient presenting with severe pulmonary hypertension, fever of unknown etiology (FUO, and lymphadenopathy. Extensive evaluation searching for the etiology of her FUO and PH was noncontributory. The diagnosis of intravascular lymphoma was finally reached by the performance of a random abdominal fat pad biopsy and the patient was started on immunochemotherapy. She continues the follow up after 6 cycles of R-CHOP with no further febrile episodes and steady improvement in exercise tolerance.

  8. Rash, disseminated intravascular coagulation and legionella: Episode 10 and a rewind into the past

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    Prashanth M. Thalanayar

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    Full Text Available Legionella pneumophila is the most common cause of legionellosis and is one of the organisms causing atypical pneumonia. We report the presentation of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC and skin rash in a single case of severe Legionella pneumonia. The unique clinical presentation of a diffuse rash diagnosed as purpura fulminans and the unpredictable variations encountered during the diagnostic work-up of the case make this write-up crucial. This article synthesizes all reported cases of L. pneumonia associated with cutaneous manifestations as well as cases presenting with DIC. Furthermore, this manuscript illustrates the correlation between cutaneous and coagulopathic manifestations, and morbidity and mortality from L. pneumonia.

  9. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in a patient with metastatic prostate cancer: Fatal outcome following strontium-89 therapy

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    Leong, C.; McKenzie, R.; Coupland, D.B. [Univ. of British Columbia, (Canada)] [and others

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    A patient with metastatic prostate cancer was found to have low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). He had significant bone pain despite external-beam radiotherapy and was given {sup 89}Sr with subsequent thrombocytopenia and epistaxis. The patient died from generalized hemorrhage 36 days postinjection. Although it is not possible to establish a causal relationship between {sup 89}Sr and DIC, practitioners should be alert to complications associated with the primary disorder which might occur at a time to raise concern about the intervention. 8 refs., 1 tab.

  10. Automated Contour Detection for Intravascular Ultrasound Image Sequences Based on Fast Active Contour Algorithm

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    DONG Hai-yan; WANG Hui-nan

    2006-01-01

    Intravascular ultrasound can provide high-resolution real-time crosssectional images about lumen, plaque and tissue. Traditionally, the luminal border and medial-adventitial border are traced manually. This process is extremely timeconsuming and the subjective difference would be large. In this paper, a new automated contour detection method is introduced based on fast active contour model.Experimental results found that lumen and vessel area measurements after automated detection showed good agreement with manual tracings with high correlation coefficients (0.94 and 0.95, respectively) and small system difference ( -0.32 and 0.56, respectively). So it can be a reliable and accurate diagnostic tool.

  11. Intestinal Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma Mimicking Ulcerative Colitis with Secondary Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis.

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    Kaneyuki, Daisuke; Komeno, Yukiko; Yoshimoto, Hiroshi; Yoshimura, Naoki; Iihara, Kuniko; Ryu, Tomiko

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    A 47-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis (UC) was admitted to our hospital for renal dysfunction and progressive anemia. Colonoscopy revealed intestinal lesions and pathological findings showed intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL). According to the polymerase chain reaction analysis of sequential rectal specimens, we concluded that she suffered from intestinal BCL, not UC. After chemotherapy, her renal function progressed to nephrotic syndrome. The pathological findings of renal biopsy specimens indicated membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Chemotherapy was continued and led to the remission of BCL and MPGN. We herein describe the first case of intestinal IVLBCL mimicking UC with secondary MPGN. PMID:27580553

  12. Micromachined PIN-PMN-PT Crystal Composite Transducer for High-Frequency Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Imaging

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    Li, Xiang; Ma, Teng; Tian, Jian; Han, Pengdi; Zhou, Qifa; Shung, K. Kirk

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    In this paper, we report the use of micromachined PbIn1/2Nb1/2O3–PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3–PbTiO3 (PIN-PMN-PT) single crystal 1–3 composite material for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging application. The effective electromechanical coupling coefficient kt(eff) of the composite was measured to be 0.75 to 0.78. Acoustic impedance was estimated to be 20 MRayl. Based on the composite, needle-type and flexible-type IVUS transducers were fabricated. The composite transducer achieved an 86% bandwidth at ...

  13. The use of intravascular ultrasound as control procedure for the deployment of endovascular stented grafts

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    Vogt, K C; Brunkwall, J; Malina, M;

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    OBJECTIVE: To assess whether intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), used systematically in a series of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), is a feasible control procedure to ensure correct transfemoral placement of endovascular stent grafts (TPEG). DESIGN: Descriptive study. MATERIALS......, and proper adaptation of the stents to the aortic wall. Postoperative CT-scan and arteriography served as control procedures. RESULTS: IVUS identified both renal arteries before graft deployment in eight of 13 (62%) patients. In the remaining patients only one renal artery was visualised due to interference...

  14. The use of intravascular ultrasound for intraoperative assessment during semiclosed thromboendarterectomy

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    Vogt, K C; Sillesen, H; Schroeder, T V

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    To evaluate the application of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) for intraoperative assessment of semiclosed thromboendarterectomy (TEA), IVUS images of the iliofemoral segment in 20 patients were obtained. The configuration and size of residual atherosclerotic material were evaluated. Stenoses...... and restenosis (> 50%) had developed in two (10%). At this point, patency cannot be related to IVUS findings. We conclude that IVUS is a feasible method for intraoperative assessment of semiclosed TEA. The rate of early failures due to residual material might be reduced by this new application of IVUS....

  15. Primary bilateral adrenal intravascular large B-cell lymphoma associated with adrenal failure.

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    Fukushima, Ayumi; Okada, Yosuke; Tanikawa, Takahisa; Onaka, Takashi; Tanaka, Aya; Higashi, Takehiro; Tsukada, Junichi; Tanaka, Yoshiya

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    We report a rare case of bilateral primary adrenal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with adrenal failure. A 66-year-old woman developed symptoms of adrenal failure. The cause of adrenal failure was suspected to be malignant lymphoma based on the high levels of serum soluble interleukin-2 receptor and LDH. Bilateral adrenalectomy was performed and pathological examination showed intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVL). Although complete remission was achieved, recurrence occurred three months later with brain metastases. IVL should be suspected in patients with bilateral adrenal tumors who present with rapidly progressive adrenal failure.

  16. Serial intravascular ultrasound assessment of changes in coronary atherosclerotic plaque dimensions and composition: an update

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    Hartmann, Marc; Huisman, Jennifer; Böse, Dirk;

    2011-01-01

    This manuscript reviews the use of serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examination of coronary atherosclerosis in recent observational studies and randomized trials that revealed the effects of cholesterol-lowering and lipid-modifying therapies and offered novel insight into plaque progression...... and regression. We discuss the value of plaque progression-regression as complementary imaging endpoint and potential surrogate marker of cardiovascular event risk. In addition, the progress in serial assessment of coronary plaque composition and plaque vulnerability by radiofrequency-based analyses is reviewed....... Finally, we report on the evaluation of true vessel remodelling in recent serial IVUS trials and discuss the future perspective of serial invasive imaging of coronary atherosclerosis....

  17. Potential for tissue characterization of plaque and arterial wall using intravascular ultrasound

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    Sudhir, Krishnakutty; Fitzgerald, Peter J.; Yock, Paul G.

    1993-09-01

    Current intravascular ultrasound imaging technology is able to determine the extent and distribution of pathologic processes within the vessel wall, but is not highly sensitive in discriminating between different types of pathologic tissue. `Tissue characterization' refers to a set of computer-based techniques that utilize features of the ultrasound signal beyond basic amplitude to help define the structure of the tissue of interest. Although preliminary results with this approach are encouraging, additional work is needed to define its clinical application in vascular disease.

  18. Can intravascular lymphomatosis mimic sinus thrombosis? A case report with 8 months' follow-up and fatal outcome

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    Kenez, J.; Barsi, P.; Kocher, I.; Stangl, E. [Nat. Inst. of Psychiatry and Neurology, Department of Neuroradiology, Huvoesvoelgyi st 116, 1021 Budapest (Hungary); Majtenyi, K. [Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest (Hungary); Molnar, B.; Komoly, S. [Department of Neurology, Jahn Ferenc Hospital, Budapest (Hungary)

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    We report a case of intravascular lymphomatosis of the brain with 8 months' follow-up and fatal outcome. Several MRI investigations revealed variegated, rapidly changing infarct-like lesions and invasion of the walls of the superior sagittal sinus and deep veins. When disturbances of the venous outflow are detected with multifocal infarct-like lesions, intravascular lymphomatosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Brain biopsy may ensure the proper diagnosis ante mortem, but failure of biopsy is frequent, as in our case. (orig.)

  19. Análisis comparativo de morbilidad en grandes quemados tratados con sesiones de autoinjertos frente a cultivo de queratinocitos

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La cobertura rápida y eficaz de las lesiones es un factor limitante en el tratamiento de grandes quemados. Los autoinjertos siguen siendo el tratamiento de elección pero no están exentos de riesgos. El uso de sustitutos de piel cultivada (SPC puede llegar a reducir la morbilidad implícita en el uso de autoinjertos. El objetivo de este estudio es realizar un análisis comparativo de la morbilidad asociada al uso de queratinocitos y autoinjertos en pacientes tratados inicialmente con aloinjertos como cobertura temporal. Realizamos un análisis retrospectivo de morbilidad en 21 pacientes con una superficie corporal quemada (SCQ mayor o igual al 40% en el Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid (España entre 2011y 2015. Fueron divididos en 2 grupos según la cobertura definitiva utilizada: un primer grupo con sesiones de autoinjerto, y un segundo grupo con cultivos de queratinocitos y áreas menores de autoinjertos. Fueron 5 mujeres y 16 varones con media de edad de 40,38 años, SCQ del 60,43% y SCQ dérmico profunda-subdérmica del 59,05%. La media de cirugías necesarias en pacientes tratados con autoinjertos y SPC fue 5,36 y 6,7 respectivamente. La incidencia de sepsis fue 80 frente a 50%; el fracaso renal agudo del 63,6 frente al 50%; y de neumonía del 27.3 frente al 40%. Entre los pacientes que sobrevivieron la estancia media en Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos fue de 66,16 frente a 50,6 días, la estancia media hospitalaria fue de 75,6 frente a 63,3 días y la media del número de trasfusiones fue de 75,6 frente a 63.3. La complicación del lecho quirúrgico en el grupo de autoinjertos fue del 63% frente al 0% en los tratados con queratinocitos, y las necesidades medias de noradrenalina fueron de 0,1 frente a 0,03 µg/kg/min. Los pacientes con lecho quirúrgico complicado tuvieron unos requerimientos medios de noradrenalina de 0,117 frente a 0,044 en pacientes con lecho quirúrgico no complicado. Como conclusión, los pacientes tratados con

  20. Elimination of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Candida albicans Biofilm in Intravascular Catheters

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular catheters are among the most commonly inserted medical devices and they are known to cause a large number of catheter related bloodstream infections (BSIs. Biofilms are associated with many chronic infections due to the aggregation of microorganisms. One of these organisms is the fungus Candida albicans. It has shown to be one of the leading causes of catheter-related BSIs. The presence of biofilm on intravascular catheters provide increased tolerance against antimicrobial treatments, thus alternative treatment strategies are sought. Traditionally, many strategies, such as application of combined antimicrobials, addition of antifungals, and removal of catheters, have been practiced, but they were not successful in eradicating BSIs. Since these fungal infections can result in significant morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare cost, other promising preventive strategies, including antimicrobial lock therapy, chelating agents, alcohol, and biofilm disruptors, have been applied. In this review, current success and failure of these new approaches, and a comparison with the previous strategies are discussed in order to understand which preventative treatment is the most effective in controlling the catheter-related BSIs.

  1. A Broadband Polyvinylidene Difluoride-Based Hydrophone with Integrated Readout Circuit for Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging.

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    Daeichin, Verya; Chen, Chao; Ding, Qing; Wu, Min; Beurskens, Robert; Springeling, Geert; Noothout, Emile; Verweij, Martin D; van Dongen, Koen W A; Bosch, Johan G; van der Steen, Antonius F W; de Jong, Nico; Pertijs, Michiel; van Soest, Gijs

    2016-05-01

    Intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging can visualize the coronary atherosclerotic plaque composition on the basis of the optical absorption contrast. Most of the photoacoustic (PA) energy of human coronary plaque lipids was found to lie in the frequency band between 2 and 15 MHz requiring a very broadband transducer, especially if a combination with intravascular ultrasound is desired. We have developed a broadband polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) transducer (0.6 × 0.6 mm, 52 μm thick) with integrated electronics to match the low capacitance of such a small polyvinylidene difluoride element (capacitive load of the long cable (∼100 pF/m). The new readout circuit provides an output voltage with a sensitivity of about 3.8 μV/Pa at 2.25 MHz. Its response is flat within 10 dB in the range 2 to 15 MHz. The root mean square (rms) output noise level is 259 μV over the entire bandwidth (1-20 MHz), resulting in a minimum detectable pressure of 30 Pa at 2.25 MHz. PMID:26856788

  2. Multiorgan dysfunction in a gravid woman with placental abruption and disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The most frequent obstetrical cause of coagulation disorders as disseminated intravascular coagulation is placental abruption, which can be found in women without any apparent clinical disturbances or in the state of established preeclampsia. Hypertension occurs in 5-8% of all pregnancies and may be complicated by preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a complex clinical syndrome with insufficiently clear pathophysiology based on the damage of the vascular endothelium. As a result of this, generalized endothelial disruption in preeclampsia, a multiorgan dysfunction, can develop, most frequently reflected in the clinical presentation with hematological and renal disturbances and with a disordered function of the liver and central nervous system. We are presenting a case of a gravid woman with poorly regulated hypertension that resulted from development of preeclampsia, later complicated by placental abruption and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC with multi-organ dysfunction. The importance of rapid recognition of coagulation disorder and the attempt at surgical treatment aiming at removal of the triggering mechanisms of DIC was shown, suggesting all the symptomatic therapeutic measures would be ineffective. Although our patient was surgically treated in the phase of generalized disorder characterized by development of coma, acute respiratory distress syndrome and renal insufficiency when mortality was 70%, the recovery of functions of all involved organs was achieved, except for the renal function that required chronic haemodialysis treatment.

  3. Chemical digestion and radionuclidic assay of TiNi-encapsulated 32P intravascular brachytherapy sources

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    A very quantitative, destructive assay procedure was devised for accurately measuring the 32P activity content of TiNi-encapsulated intravascular brachytherapy sources and was applied to four different sources (termed 'seeds') which were developed and provided by Guidant Intravascular Intervention (formerly NeoCardia). These seeds are intended for use in the prophylactic treatment of restenosis following balloon angioplasty in heart-disease patients. The assays involved the dissolution of the TiNi jacket, extraction of the activity from the internal 32P-containing source material, quantitative solution transfers, and a gravimetrically-based dilution; followed by liquid scintillation (LS) spectrometry of the resulting master solution with 3H-standard efficiency tracing using composition-matched LS cocktails. The LS spectrometry utilized a previously-developed method for resolving the always-present 33P impurity. The protocol included provisions for accounting for all possible losses of 32P in the digestion procedure (based on radiochemical tracing experiments), for any unrecovered activity in the remaining source material, and for any residual activity in the solution-transfer and containing vessels. Sections of the TiNi jackets adjacent to the cut-off active seed portions were also assayed for any contained activity. Such destructive assays were required for relating measurements of the absorbed dose spatial distribution for the seeds to theoretic dose modelling and for establishing calibration factors for subsequent non-destructive radionuclidic measurements on the seeds

  4. Influence of distance and incident angle on light intensities in intravascular optical coherence tomography pullback runs

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    Liu, Shengnan; Eggermont, Jeroen; Wolterbeek, Ron; Lelieveldy, Boudewijn P. F.; Dijkstra, Jouke

    2016-02-01

    Intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is an intravascular imaging modality which enables the visualization arterial structures at the micro-structural level. The interpretations of these structures is mainly on the basis of relative image intensities. However, even for homogeneous tissue light intensities can differ. In this study the incident light intensity is modeled to be related to the catheter position. Two factors, the distance between catheter and inner lumen wall as well as the incident angle of the light upon the lumen wall, are considered. A three-level hierarchical model is constructed to statistically validate this model to include the potential effect of different pullbacks and/or frame numbers. The model is solved using 169 images out of 9 pull-backs recorded with a St.Jude Medical IVOCT system. F-tests results indicate that both the distance and the incident angle contribute to the model statistically significantly with p < 0.001. Based on the results from the statistical analysis, a potential compensation method is introduced to normalize the IVOCT intensities for the catheter position effects and small shadows.

  5. Design factors of intravascular dual frequency transducers for super-harmonic contrast imaging and acoustic angiography.

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    Ma, Jianguo; Martin, K Heath; Li, Yang; Dayton, Paul A; Shung, K Kirk; Zhou, Qifa; Jiang, Xiaoning

    2015-05-01

    Imaging of coronary vasa vasorum may lead to assessment of the vulnerable plaque development in diagnosis of atherosclerosis diseases. Dual frequency transducers capable of detection of microbubble super-harmonics have shown promise as a new contrast-enhanced intravascular ultrasound (CE-IVUS) platform with the capability of vasa vasorum imaging. Contrast-to-tissue ratio (CTR) in CE-IVUS imaging can be closely associated with low frequency transmitter performance. In this paper, transducer designs encompassing different transducer layouts, transmitting frequencies, and transducer materials are compared for optimization of imaging performance. In the layout selection, the stacked configuration showed superior super-harmonic imaging compared with the interleaved configuration. In the transmitter frequency selection, a decrease in frequency from 6.5 MHz to 5 MHz resulted in an increase of CTR from 15 dB to 22 dB when receiving frequency was kept constant at 30 MHz. In the material selection, the dual frequency transducer with the lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) 1-3 composite transmitter yielded higher axial resolution compared to single crystal transmitters (70 μm compared to 150 μm pulse length). These comparisons provide guidelines for the design of intravascular acoustic angiography transducers. PMID:25856384

  6. Automatic classification of atherosclerotic plaques imaged with intravascular OCT (Conference Presentation)

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    Rico-Jimenez, Jose D.; Campos-Delgado, Daniel U.; Villiger, Martin; Bouma, Brett; Jo, Javier A.

    2016-03-01

    A novel computational method for plaque tissue characterization based on Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IV-OCT) is presented. IV-OCT is becoming a powerful tool for the clinical evaluation of atherosclerotic plaques; however, it requires a trained expert for visual assessment and interpretation of the imaged plaques. Moreover, due to the inherit effect of speckle and the scattering attenuation of the optical scheme the direct interpretation of OCT images is limited. To overcome these difficulties, we propose to automatically identify the A-line profiles of the most significant plaque types (normal, fibrotic, or lipid-rich) and their respective abundance by using a probabilistic framework and blind alternated least squares to achieve the optimal decomposition. In this context, we present preliminary results of this novel probabilistic classification tool for intravascular OCT that relies on two steps. First, the B-scan is pre-processed to remove catheter artifacts, segment the lumen, select the region of interest (ROI), flatten the tissue surface, and reduce the speckle effect by a spatial entropy filter. Next, the resulting image is decomposed and its A-lines are classified by an automated strategy based on alternating-least-squares optimization. Our early results are encouraging and suggest that the proposed methodology can identify normal tissue, fibrotic and lipid-rich plaques from IV-OCT images.

  7. Lipid detection by intravascular photoacoustic imaging with flexible catheter at 20 fps (Conference Presentation)

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    Wu, Min; Daeichin, Verya; Springeling, Geert; van der Steen, Antonius F. W.; van Soest, Gijs

    2016-02-01

    Intravascular Photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging is a promising new technology to assess lipid content of coronary atherosclerotic plaque, an important determinant of the risk associated with the plaque triggering a heart attack. Clinical translation of IVPA imaging requires real-time image acquisition, which has been a technological challenge. In this work, we demonstrate a high-speed, dual-wavelength IVPA imaging system at 1.7 µm wavelength, operating with a flexible catheter of 1.2 mm outer diameter (including outer sheath). The catheter was custom designed and fabricated, and used a 40 MHz transducer for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and IVPA imaging. The optical excitation is provided by a dual OPO system, pumped by CW diode-pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers, with a repetition rate of 5 kHz. Each OPO can be tuned to a custom wavelength between 1690 and 1750 nm; two wavelengths only are needed to discriminate between plaque lipids and adipose tissue. The pulse energy is about 80 µJ. We tested the imaging performance of the presented system in a polyvinyl-alcohol (PVA) vessel mimicking phantom and human coronary arteries ex vivo. IVPA identified lipid deposits inside atherosclerotic plaque, while IVUS showed tissue structure. We demonstrated IVPA imaging at a speed of 20 frames per second, with 250 A-scans per frame. This is significantly faster than previous IVPA imaging systems, and will enable the translation of IVPA imaging into clinical practice.

  8. NIR fluorescence lifetime sensing through a multimode fiber for intravascular molecular probing

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    Ingelberts, H.; Hernot, S.; Debie, P.; Lahoutte, T.; Kuijk, M.

    2016-04-01

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) contributes to millions of deaths each year. The identification of vulnerable plaques is essential to the diagnosis of CAD but is challenging. Molecular probes can improve the detection of these plaques using intravascular imaging methods. Fluorescence lifetime sensing is a safe and robust method to image these molecular probes. We present two variations of an optical system for intravascular near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence lifetime sensing through a multimode fiber. Both systems are built around a recently developed fast and efficient CMOS detector, the current-assisted photonic sampler (CAPS) that is optimized for sub-nanosecond NIR fluorescence lifetime sensing. One system mimics the optical setup of an epifluorescence microscope while the other uses a practical fiber optic coupler to separate fluorescence excitation and emission. We test both systems by measuring the lifetime of several NIR dyes in DMSO solutions and we show that these systems are capable of detecting lifetimes of solutions with concentrations down to 370 nM and this with short acquisition times. These results are compared with time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) measurements for reference.

  9. Pressure-Flow Experimental Performance of New Intravascular Blood Pump Designs for Fontan Patients.

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    Chopski, Steven G; Fox, Carson S; Riddle, Michelle L; McKenna, Kelli L; Patel, Jay P; Rozolis, John T; Throckmorton, Amy L

    2016-03-01

    An intravascular axial flow pump is being developed as a mechanical cavopulmonary assist device for adolescent and adult patients with dysfunctional Fontan physiology. Coupling computational modeling with experimental evaluation of prototypic designs, this study examined the hydraulic performance of 11 impeller prototypes with blade stagger or twist angles varying from 100 to 600 degrees. A refined range of twisted blade angles between 300 and 400 degrees with 20-degree increments was then selected, and four additional geometries were constructed and hydraulically evaluated. The prototypes met performance expectations and produced 3-31 mm Hg for flow rates of 1-5 L/min for 6000-8000 rpm. A regression analysis was completed with all characteristic coefficients contributing significantly (P impeller with 400 degrees of blade twist outperformed the other designs. The findings of the numerical model for 300-degree twisted case and the experimental results deviated within approximately 20%. In an effort to simplify the impeller geometry, this work advanced the design of this intravascular cavopulmonary assist device closer to preclinical animal testing. PMID:26333131

  10. A Broadband Polyvinylidene Difluoride-Based Hydrophone with Integrated Readout Circuit for Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging.

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    Daeichin, Verya; Chen, Chao; Ding, Qing; Wu, Min; Beurskens, Robert; Springeling, Geert; Noothout, Emile; Verweij, Martin D; van Dongen, Koen W A; Bosch, Johan G; van der Steen, Antonius F W; de Jong, Nico; Pertijs, Michiel; van Soest, Gijs

    2016-05-01

    Intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging can visualize the coronary atherosclerotic plaque composition on the basis of the optical absorption contrast. Most of the photoacoustic (PA) energy of human coronary plaque lipids was found to lie in the frequency band between 2 and 15 MHz requiring a very broadband transducer, especially if a combination with intravascular ultrasound is desired. We have developed a broadband polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) transducer (0.6 × 0.6 mm, 52 μm thick) with integrated electronics to match the low capacitance of such a small polyvinylidene difluoride element (<5 pF/mm(2)) with the high capacitive load of the long cable (∼100 pF/m). The new readout circuit provides an output voltage with a sensitivity of about 3.8 μV/Pa at 2.25 MHz. Its response is flat within 10 dB in the range 2 to 15 MHz. The root mean square (rms) output noise level is 259 μV over the entire bandwidth (1-20 MHz), resulting in a minimum detectable pressure of 30 Pa at 2.25 MHz.

  11. Development of sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir radiation sources for intravascular irradiation

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    Kogure, H; Iwamoto, S; Iwata, K; Kawauchi, Y; Nagata, Y; Sorita, T; Suzuki, K

    2003-01-01

    Intravascular brachytherapy is a novel therapy for preventing the restenosis of coronary artery by use of low-dose irradiation. JAERI and Kyoto University have been developing sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir radiation sources by the cooperative research project entitled as 'The research on safety and effectiveness of the intravascular brachytherapy for preventing restenosis of the coronary artery disease' since 1998. The radiation source was introduced into the stenosis through a catheter (a guide-tube to insert directly into vascular) to irradiate the diseased part. Ten sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir seed sources (phi 0.4 mm x 2.5 mm) were positioned between nylon spacers (phi 0.3 mm x 1.0 mm) in a flexible covering tube and the tube was plugged with a core-wire; the tube was shrunk to fix the inside materials and the size is 0.46 mm in diameter and 3 m in length. The physically optimal design was determined to insert the radiation source easily into vascular and to get the dose uniformity in the diseased part. The production me...

  12. Quantitative analysis for lumen and media-adventitia border detection in intravascular ultrasound images

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    Wang, Ling; Yu, Daoyin; Chen, Xiaodong; An, Zhiyong

    2008-12-01

    Therosclerosis causes partial or total obstruction of human arteries. Early quantitative analysis and accurate assessment of plaque position and volume are essential for the selection of the appropriate treatment. Several imaging techniques can be used for the estimation of the severity of the disease in vivo. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a commonly used diagnostic tool, which provides real-time visualization of plaque morphology and detection of typical plaque components, such as calcium, quantification of plaque eccentricity and wall thickness. In this paper, we firstly used a spatio-temporal filter to reduce the effect of speckles and enhance the image. Then we translated the problem of image segmentation to the problem of the minimum resolution of energy function. using an improved deformable models, we detected the border of lumen and media-adventitia in sequential intravascular ultrasound frames, and optimized it by dynamic programming. Finally, through the identification of the internal and external elastic lamina and the plaque-lumen interface, we figured out the parameter of plaque load, maximal and minimal diameters of the internal and external elastic lamina and so on. The obtained results demonstrate that our method is statistically accurate, reproducible, and capable to identify the regions of interest in sequences of IVUS frames.

  13. Intravascular haemolysis during prolonged running on asphalt and natural grass in long and middle distance runners.

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    Janakiraman, Kamal; Shenoy, Shweta; Sandhu, Jaspal Singh

    2011-09-01

    Surface features such as uneven playing surfaces, low impact absorption capacity and inappropriate friction/traction characteristics are connected with injury prevalence whereas force impact during foot strike has been suggested to be an important mechanism of intravascular haemolysis during running. We aimed to evaluate intravascular haemolysis during running and compare the effect of running on two different types of surfaces on haemolysis. We selected two surfaces (asphalt and grass) on which these athletes usually run. Participants were randomly assigned to group A (asphalt) or group B (grass) with 10 athletes in each group. Each athlete completed one hour of running at the calculated target heart rate (60-70%). Venous blood samples were collected before and immediately after running. We measured unconjugated bilirubin (UBR) (mg · dl(-1)), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (μ · ml(-1)), haemoglobin (g · l(-1)) and serum ferritin (ng · ml(-1)) as indicators of haemolysis. Athletes who ran on grass demonstrated an increase in the haematological parameters (UBR: P running. Furthermore, we conclude that uneven grass surface results in greater haemolysis compared to asphalt road. PMID:21751854

  14. Atomic layer deposition enhanced grafting of phosphorylcholine on stainless steel for intravascular stents.

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    Zhong, Qi; Yan, Jin; Qian, Xu; Zhang, Tao; Zhang, Zhuo; Li, Aidong

    2014-09-01

    In-stent restenosis (ISR) and re-endothelialization delay are two major issues of intravascular stent in terms of clinical safety and effects. Construction of mimetic cell membrane surface on stents using phosphorylcholine have been regarded as one of the most powerful strategies to resolve these two issues and improve the performance of stents. In this study, atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, which is widely used in semiconductor industry, was utilized to fabricate ultra-thin layer (10nm) of alumina (Al2O3) on 316L stainless steel (SS), then the alumina covered surface was modified with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APS) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) sequentially in order to produce phosphorylcholine mimetic cell membrane surface. The pristine and modified surfaces were characterized using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force microscope and water contact angle measurement. Furthermore, the abilities of protein adsorption, platelet adhesion and cell proliferation on the surfaces were investigated. It was found that alumina layer can significantly enhance the surface grafting of APS and MPC on SS; and in turn efficiently inhibit protein adsorption and platelet adhesion, and promote the attachment and proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) on the surfaces. In association with the fact that the deposition of alumina layer is also beneficial to the improvement of adhesion and integrity of drug-carrying polymer coating on drug eluting stents, we expect that ALD technology can largely assist in the modifications on inert metallic surfaces and benefit implantable medical devices, especially intravascular stents.

  15. An intravascular loopless monopole antenna for vessel wall MR imaging at 3.0 T.

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    Yuan, Hongyang; Lv, Xing; Ma, Xiaohai; Zhang, Rui; Fu, Youyi; Yang, Xuedong; Wang, Xiaoying; Zhang, Zhaoqi; Zhang, Jue; Fang, Jing

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop a novel intravascular loopless monopole antenna (ILMA) design specifically for imaging of small vessel walls. The ILMA consisted of an unshielded, low-friction guide wire and a tuning/matching box. The material of the guide wire was nitinol and it was coated with polyurethane. Because the guide wire was unshielded, it could be made thinner than the coaxial cable-based loopless intravascular antenna design. The material of the box was aluminum. In this study, the diameter of the guide wire was 0.5 mm and the length was 58.7 mm. The ILMA was used as a receiving antenna and body coil for transmission. To verify the feasibility of the ILMA, in vitro and in vivo experiments were performed on a 3.0-T magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. In vitro tests using the ILMA indicated that the proposed design could be used to image target vessel walls with a spatial resolution of 313 μm at the frequency coding direction and more than 100 mm of longitudinal coverage. In vivo tests demonstrated that the images showed the vessel walls clearly by using the ILMA and also indicated that the ILMA could be used for small vessels. The proposed antenna may therefore be utilized to promote MR-based diagnoses and therapeutic solutions for cardiovascular atherosclerotic diseases. PMID:22902470

  16. Pre-treatment with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells inhibits systemic intravascular coagulation and attenuates organ dysfunction in lipopolysaccharide-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation rat model

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    WANG Biao; WU Shu-ming; WANG Tao; LIU Kai; ZHANG Gong; ZHANG Xi-quan; YU Jian-hua; LIU Chuan-zhen; FANG Chang-cun

    2012-01-01

    Background Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) can activate immunological cells to secrete various proinflammatory cytokines involved in the pathophysiological process of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) during infection.In recent years,it has been found that bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) can affect the activity of these immune cells and regulate the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines.Here,we report the possible protective effect of BMSCs pre-treatment in LPS-induced DIC rat model and the mechanism.Methods Forty-eight adult male rats were divided into five experimental groups and one control group with eight animals in each group.In the treatment groups,0,1×106,2×106,3×106,and 5×106 of BMSCs were injected intravenously for 3 days before LPS injection,while the control group was treated with pure cell culture medium injection.Then,the LPS (3 mg/kg) was injected via the tail vein in the treatment groups,while the control group received 0.9% NaCl.Blood was withdrawn before and 4 and 8 hours after LPS administration.The following parameters were monitored:platelets (PLT),fibrinogen (Fib),D-dimer (D-D),activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT),prothrombin time (PT),tumor necrosis factor-o (TNF-α),interferon-γ (IFN-γ),interleukin-1β (IL-1β),creatinine (Cr),alanine aminotransferase (ALT),creatinine kinase-MB (CK-MB),and endothelin (ET).Results Compared with the control group,a significant change of coagulation parameters were found in the experimental groups.The plasma level of the inflammatory mediator (TNF-α,IFN-γ,IL-1β),organ indicator (Cr,ALT,and CK-MB),and ET in the experimental groups were much lower (P <0.05) than that in the control group.Furthermore,some of these effects were dose-dependent; the statistical comparison of the plasma levels between the groups (from group 2 to group 5) showed a significant difference (P<0.05),except the ALT and CK-MB levels (P>0.05).Conclusion Pre-treatment with BMSCs can

  17. Protección frente a la tinción dentaria en dientes tratados con tetraciclinas al aplicar un antioxidante (ácido ascórbico)

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    Bermúdez Semprún, María Esther; Beltri Orta, Paola; Bartolomé Villar, Begoña

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    En la presente investigación pretendemos optimizar los resultados, evitando la coloración coronal, en procedimientos odontológicos donde sea imprescindible el uso de tetraciclinas así como evaluar la disminución de las coloraciones coronales, al aplicar un antioxidante (Acido Ascórbico) en dientes tratados con tetraciclinas (Minociclina y Doxiciclina). En los dientes tratados con minociclina y doxiciclina observamos cambios en la coloración dentaria apreciables tanto en corona como en la raíz...

  18. SELECTIVE DECONTAMINATION OF THE DIGESTIVE-TRACT CONTRIBUTES TO THE CONTROL OF DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION IN SEVERE LIVER IMPAIRMENT

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    VANSAENE, HKF; STOUTENBEEK, CP; FABERNIJHOLT, R; VANSAENE, JJM

    1992-01-01

    A premature neonate with severe Coxsackie B1 hepatitis acquired in utero developed disseminated intravascular coagulation a few days after birth. The neonate did not respond to conventional treatment. Eradication of aerobic gram-negative bacilli (Enterobacteriaceae) from the gut with oral nonabsorba

  19. Association Between Necropsy Evidence of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Hemostatic Variables Before Death in Horses With Colic

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    Cesarini Latorre, Carlota; Cotovio, M.; Rios, J.; Armengou, L.; Jose-Cunilleras, E.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is frequent in horses with severe gastrointestinal disorders. Postmortem studies have found fibrin microthrombi in tissues of these horses, but studies relating these histopathological findings with antemortem hemostatic data are lacking. HYPOTHESIS: Antemortem classification of coagulopathy is related to the presence and severity of fibrin deposits observed postmortem in horses with severe gastrointestinal disorders. ANIMALS: Antemorte...

  20. The removal of intravascular bullets by interventional radiology: the prevention of central migration by balloon occlusion--case report.

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    Sclafani, S J; Shatzkes, D; Scalea, T

    1991-10-01

    A migratory intravascular bullet fragment located within the hypogastric vein was removed successfully with the aid of interventional radiologic techniques. The authors describe the use of the technique of balloon trapping as part of this procedure. A balloon should be inflated between the foreign body and the heart before retrieval is attempted in order to prevent migration back to the heart during the manipulation.

  1. Development Of A Laser Intravascular Fiber Optic Probe For The Treatment Of Superficial Telangiectasia Of The Lower Extremity In Man

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    Goldman, Leon; Taylor, W. A.

    1984-10-01

    Because of the difficulty of laser treatment of superficial telangiectasia in man, a mini vascular fiberoptics probe has been developed for these vessels. Controls have included sclerotherapy, intravascular-galvanic current probes and direct impacts from 0.2 mm argon fiberoptics probes.

  2. Intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency analysis after optimal coronary stenting with initial quantitative coronary angiography guidance: An ATHEROREMO sub-study

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    G. Sarno (Giovanna); S.A. Garg (Scot); J. Gomez-Lara (Josep); H.M. Garcia-Garcia (Hector); J.M.R. Ligthart (Jürgen); N. Bruining (Nico); Y. Onuma (Yoshinobu); K. Witberg (Karen); R.J.M. van Geuns (Robert Jan); S.P.M. de Boer (Sanneke); J.J. Wykrzykowska (Joanna); C.J. Schultz (Carl); H.J. Duckers (Henricus); E.S. Regar (Eveline); P.P.T. de Jaegere (Peter); P.J. de Feyter (Pim); G.A. van Es (Gerrit Anne); H. Boersma (Eric); W.J. van der Giessen (Wim); P.W.J.C. Serruys (Patrick)

    2011-01-01

    textabstractAims: To investigate whether the use of intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH) leads to any improvements in stent deployment, when performed in patients considered to have had an optimal percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by quantitative coronary angiography (QCA). Me

  3. Successful percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting for symptomatic intracranial vertebral artery stenosis using intravascular ultrasound virtual histology.

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    Takayama, Katsutoshi; Taoka, Toshiaki; Nakagawa, Hiroyuki; Myouchin, Kaoru; Wada, Takeshi; Sakamoto, Masahiko; Fukusumi, Akio; Iwasaki, Satoru; Kurokawa, Shinichiro; Kichikawa, Kimihiko

    2007-06-01

    This is the first report of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of an intracranial artery applying intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (IVUS-VH), which has been recently developed for tissue characterization of coronary artery plaque. We report a case of successful PTA and stenting for symptomatic intracranial vertebral artery stenosis using IVUS-VH.

  4. Multicenter assessment of the reproducibility of volumetric radiofrequency-based intravascular ultrasound measurements in coronary lesions that were consecutively stented

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    Huisman, Jennifer; Egede, Rasmus; Rdzanek, Adam;

    2012-01-01

    To assess in a multicenter design the between-center reproducibility of volumetric virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) measurements with a semi-automated, computer-assisted contour detection system in coronary lesions that were consecutively stented. To evaluate the reproducibility...

  5. Shelf life of peaches treated with 1-methylcyclopropene Vida útil de pêssegos tratados com 1-metilciclopropeno

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    Ricardo Alfredo Kluge

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Peaches [Prunus persica (L. Bastch] present reduced post-harvest shelf life, partially, due to their high respiratory rate and fast ripening. These processes are related to ethylene production, as well as its action. Peaches, cv. Aurora-1, were picked at two different ripening stages (mature green and ripe and treated with 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP, the ethylene's competitive antagonist, at concentrations of 0, 100, 300 and 900 nL L-1 for 12 hours at 25ºC. After treatment, the fruits were stored at room temperature (25ºC for six days. Fruits treated with 1-MCP presented better firmness and less ground color loss than non-treated fruits. The 1-MCP antagonist reduced the development of fruit rot at the mature green stage, but not at the ripe one. The 1-MCP shows commercial application potential in the treatment of peaches in order to delay the ripening process and increase their shelf life.Pêssegos [Prunus persica (L. Bastch] apresentam reduzida vida útil pós-colheita devido, em parte, a sua alta taxa respiratória e amadurecimento rápido. Estes processos estão relacionados com a produção e a ação do etileno. Pêssegos cv. Aurora-1 foram colhidos em dois estádios de maturação (verde e maduro e tratados com o antagonista competitivo do etileno 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP nas concentrações de 0, 100, 300 e 900 nL L-1, durante 12 horas a 25ºC. Após o tratamentos os frutos foram armazenados em condições ambientais (25ºC durante seis dias. Os frutos tratados com 1-MCP apresentaram maior firmeza de polpa e menor perda de coloração de fundo se comparado com os frutos não tratados. O 1-MCP reduziu o desenvolvimento de podridões em frutos do estádio verde, mas não em frutos maduros. O 1-MCP apresenta potencial de aplicação comercial em pêssegos, visando retardar o amadurecimento e aumentar sua vida útil de prateleira.

  6. Vacuna idiotípica en el tratamiento del linfoma folicular: situación actual y perspectivas futuras Idiotype vaccines in the treatment of follicular lymphoma: current status and future perspectives

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    N. Zabalegui

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma folicular (LF está considerado como el segundo tipo de linfoma no-Hodgkin más común, representando más del 20% del total de los linfomas. Es una enfermedad de progresión lenta y curso indolente en la que, a pesar de la buena respuesta al tratamiento, las recaídas son muy frecuentes y cada vez es más difícil conseguir respuestas completas. Por ello, se puede considerar que hasta el momento, el LF es incurable. La búsqueda continua de nuevas estrategias terapéuticas en enfermedades neoplásicas, junto con un mejor conocimiento del sistema inmunitario, ha llevado a la aparición de una nueva disciplina, conocida con el nombre de inmunoterapia, que aprovecha la capacidad del sistema inmunitario de atacar lo extraño sin dañar lo propio. El LF es un tumor muy apropiado para este tipo de tratamiento por presentar un antígeno específico de tumor: el idiotipo de la inmunoglobulina monoclonal expresada en la membrana de todas las células tumorales. Se han realizado diversos estudios en los que se ha probado la inmunoterapia como tratamiento complementario al tratamiento convencional. Recientemente, nuestro grupo ha publicado un estudio en el que se observa claramente que los resultados que se obtienen tras la vacunación idiotípica, cuando se consigue la inmunización adecuada del paciente, son mejores que los obtenidos con quimioterapia sola. En este sentido, es necesario seguir investigando para aclarar si la vacunación idiotípica pudiera no sólo mantener remisiones completas duraderas en los pacientes vacunados, sino incluso conseguir la curación de los mismos. Por ello, resulta interesante abordar un mejor planteamiento de los ensayos clínicos, la mejora de la producción de la vacuna y el estudio de mecanismos de la célula tumoral capaces de modificar la inmunoglobulina específica del tumor.Follicular lymphoma is the second most prevalent non-Hodgkin lymphoma, representing 20% of all lymphomas. Follicular lymphoma is

  7. Characterization of signal properties in atherosclerotic plaque components by intravascular MRI.

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    Rogers, W J; Prichard, J W; Hu, Y L; Olson, P R; Benckart, D H; Kramer, C M; Vido, D A; Reichek, N

    2000-07-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is capable of distinguishing between atherosclerotic plaque components solely on the basis of biochemical differences. However, to date, the majority of plaque characterization has been performed by using high-field strength units or special coils, which are not clinically applicable. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate MRI properties in histologically verified plaque components in excised human carotid endarterectomy specimens with the use of a 5F catheter-based imaging coil, standard acquisition software, and a clinical scanner operating at 0.5 T. Human carotid endarterectomy specimens from 17 patients were imaged at 37 degrees C by use of an opposed solenoid intravascular radiofrequency coil integrated into a 5F double-lumen catheter interfaced to a 0.5-T General Electric interventional scanner. Cross-sectional intravascular MRI (156x250 microm in-plane resolution) that used different imaging parameters permitted the calculation of absolute T1and T2, the magnetization transfer contrast ratio, the magnitude of regional signal loss associated with an inversion recovery sequence (inversion ratio), and regional signal loss in gradient echo (gradient echo-to-spin echo ratio) in plaque components. Histological staining included hematoxylin and eosin, Masson's trichrome, Kossa, oil red O, and Gomori's iron stain. X-ray micrographs were also used to identify regions of calcium. Seven plaque components were evaluated: fibrous cap, smooth muscle cells, organizing thrombus, fresh thrombus, lipid, edema, and calcium. The magnetization transfer contrast ratio was significantly less in the fibrous cap (0.62+/-13) than in all other components (Psmooth muscle cells) were not significantly different between groups. In vitro intravascular MRI with catheter-based coils and standard software permits sufficient spatial resolution to visualize major plaque components. Pulse sequences that take advantage of differences in biochemical

  8. Dose effects of guide wires for catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy

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    Purpose: Guide wires with high torquability and steerability are commonly used to navigate through a tortuous and/or branching arterial tree in a catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy procedure. The dosimetric effects due to the presence of metallic guide wires have not been addressed. This work investigates these dose effects for the three most commonly used β and γ sources (90Sr, 32P, and 192Ir). Methods and Materials: The EGS4 Monte Carlo codes were used to calculate the dose distributions for the 90Sr(NOVOSTE), 32P (Guidant), and 192Ir (BEST Ind.) with and without a guide wire in place. Energy spectra for particles exiting the sources were calculated from the full phase-space data obtained from the Monte Carlo simulations of the source constructions. Guide wires of various thicknesses and compositions were studied. Results: The dose perturbations due to the presence of guide wires were found to be far more significant for the 90Sr/90Y and 32P beta sources than those for the 192Ir gamma source. Because of the attenuation by the guide wires, a dose reduction of up to 60% behind a guide wire was observed for the beta sources, whereas the dose perturbation was found to be negligible for the γ source. For a β source, the dose perturbations depend on the thickness and the material of the guide wire. When the region behind a guide wire is part of an intravascular brachytherapy target, the presence of the guide wire results in a significant underdosing for β sources. The underdosed region can extend a few mm behind the guide wire and up to 1 mm in other directions. Conclusion: Significant dose perturbations by the presence of a metallic guide wire have been found in catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy using β sources. The dose effects should be considered in the dose prescription and/or in analyzing the treatment outcome for β sources. Such precautions are not necessary if using a gamma source

  9. Prevalencia de la infección por Helicobacter pylori en el linfoma MALT gástrico: una revisión sistemática Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in gastric MALT lymphoma: a systematic review

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: realizar una revisión sistemática de los estudios que evalúan la prevalencia de H. pylori en los pacientes con linfoma MALT, así como analizar los factores de los que depende. Métodos: se efectuó una búsqueda bibliográfica en Pubmed seleccionando aquellos artículos en los que se estudiaba la prevalencia de H. pylori en pacientes con linfoma MALT. Resultados: se identificaron 38 estudios, incluyendo un total de 1.844 pacientes. La prevalencia media global de infección por H. pylori fue del 79%. En pacientes en los que se utilizaron 2 o más métodos para el diagnóstico de H. pylori la prevalencia fue del 85%, frente al 77% cuando se empleó un método diagnóstico (p Objective: to perform a systematic review of studies evaluating H. pylori prevalence in patients with MALT lymphoma, and to analyze predictive factors of response. Methods: a literature search in Pubmed was performed of papers studying H. pylori prevalence in patients with MALT lymphoma. Results: 38 studies were identified including 1,844 patients. The average prevalence of H. pylori infection was 79%. In patients diagnosed with H. pylori infection using 2 or more methods prevalence was 85%, whereas it was 77% when only one diagnostic method was used (p < 0.0001. H. pylori prevalence in patients diagnosed by histology was 75%, whereas it was 85% when serology was used (p < 0.0001. H. pylori prevalence in high-grade lymphomas was 60%, and 79% in low-grade lymphomas (p < 0.0001. H. pylori infection was detected in 74% of lymphomas confined to the submucosa, but only in 44% of those reaching deeper beyond the submucosa (p < 0.0001. Conclusions: H. pylori prevalence in patients with MALT lymphoma is variable, and seems to depend, at least partly, on the number and type of diagnostic methods used, histologic grade, and deep tumor invasion. If appropriate diagnostic methods are used, and if only low-grade lymphomas are considered, H. pylori prevalence is high, nearly

  10. Colombia & the New Global Economy: Implications of Tratado de Libre Comercio for Colombian Industry, Engineers and Engineering Educators

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    Bopaya Bidanda

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available The landscape of the world economy has changed significantly over the last twenty five years. The inter-connectedness of national economies, the rapid ascent of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China in the global engineering environment and the pro-active role of organizations such as the World Trade Organization, regional alliances such as the EU, and Mercosur are factors that have synergized this movement towards a new order. The completion of the Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC agreement is a major milestone for the Colombian economy. These developments have serious and opportunistic implications for organizations, engineers, and engineering educators. We focus here on the drivers and consequences for engineering practitioners and educators. Corporate strategies, along with the need for engineering curriculum reform to ensure that Colombian engineers will effectively compete in the global marketplace, are detailed.

  11. Un tratado de nobleza de un regidor coruñés de principios del siglo XVII

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    García Hurtado, Manuel Reyes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available We present the publication and annotated study of a treatise on nobility written about 1621 by Juan Melio de Sande, an councillor from A Coruña. We emphasise the characteristics common to these kinds of texts and we try to clarify the author’s motives. In his format, argument, and authorities referred to, he could only follow the most reputable specialists on the subject of genealogy at that time.

    Presentamos la publicación y el estudio anotado de un tratado de nobleza redactado hacia 1621 por el regidor de A Coruña Juan Melio de Sande. Hacemos hincapié en las características comunes a este tipo de textos e intentamos dilucidar las motivaciones de su autor. En su formato, argumentación y autoridades empleadas no hace sino seguir a los más reputados especialistas en materia nobiliaria de su tiempo.

  12. Importância da análise da proteína Pax-5 no diagnóstico diferencial entre linfoma de Hodgkin e linfoma difuso de grandes células B em biópsias de mediastino The importance of Pax-5 protein immunostaining in the differential diagnosis between Hodgkin's lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in biopsies of the mediastinum

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    Michelle M. Barcelos

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma de Hodgkin (LH e o linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB são neoplasias derivadas de células B, que apresentam marcadores imunofenotípicos em comum, e, por isso, em alguns casos onde ocorre sobreposição morfológica torna-se difícil o diagnóstico diferencial entre eles. O grau de dificuldade aumenta quando o tumor é localizado no mediastino. O fato de a biópsia de mediastino ser um procedimento ainda mais invasivo que a maioria das outras biópsias, muitas vezes faz com que sejam coletadas quantidades insuficientes de amostra, o que dificulta a análise das características morfológicas da linfoproliferação. Considerando tais dificuldades, neste trabalho investigaremos a expressão imuno-histoquímica da proteína Pax-5 no diagnóstico diferencial de LH e LDGCB. Foram analisadas amostras de 14 pacientes, sendo dez com LDGCB e quatro com LH. O estudo imuno-histoquímico com Pax-5 mostrou 100% de positividade nuclear para LDGCB. Porém, destes, 30% mostraram positividade forte (+++; 50% moderada (++; 20% fraca (+. Já nas amostras de LH, 50% obtiveram marcação focal e fraca nas células de Reed/Sternberg (CRS e 50% foram negativas. A marcação focal e fraca, ou até negativa, do Pax-5 em LH pode ser um ponto importante para o diagnóstico diferencial, uma vez que difere muito da marcação visualizada no LDGCB. Assim, é possível concluir que o anticorpo Pax-5 é um bom marcador para ser usado em conjunto com outros marcadores no painel de rotina e, quando associado à clínica, pode ser muito útil no diagnóstico diferencial entre LDGCB e LH em linfoma de mediastino.Hodgkin's Lymphoma (HL and diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL are neoplasias derived from B cells that present the same immunophenotypic markers, making the differential diagnosis between them very difficult particularly in cases where morphological overlapping occurs. An extra difficulty exists when the tumor is located in the mediastinum, thereby

  13. Monte Carol-Based Dosimetry of Beta-Emitters for Intravascular Brachytherapy

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    2002-06-25

    Monte Carlo simulations for radiation dosimetry and the experimental verifications of the simulations have been developed for the treatment geometry of intravascular brachytherapy, a form of radionuclide therapy for occluded coronary disease (restenosis). Monte Carlo code, MCNP4C, has been used to calculate the radiation dose from the encapsulated array of B-emitting seeds (Sr/Y-source train). Solid water phantoms have been fabricated to measure the dose on the radiochromic films that were exposed to the beta source train for both linear and curved coronary vessel geometries. While the dose difference for the 5-degree curved vessel at the prescription point of f+2.0 mm is within the 10% guideline set by the AAPM, however, the difference increased dramatically to 16.85% for the 10-degree case which requires additional adjustment for the acceptable dosimetry planning. The experimental dose measurements agree well with the simulation results

  14. Low variation and high reproducibility in plaque volume with intravascular ultrasound

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    Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Thayssen, Per; Pedersen, Knud Erik;

    2004-01-01

    .4%. For measurements recorded at baseline and after 12.6+/-1.5 weeks, CV was respectively 3.5%, 3.3% and 6.6%. Reproducibility and interobserver and intraobserver variation showed very high correlations. A linear correlation was present in percent changes over 12.6+/-1.5 weeks between vessel volume and lumen volume (r......=0.804; pr=0.581; p=0.007). No correlation was found between changes in plaque volume and lumen volume (r=0.015; p=0.950). CONCLUSION: ECG-gated 3D IVUS is a highly reproducible method when applied on coronary artery......BACKGROUND: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has several advantages compared to angiography when evaluating coronary atherosclerosis in the vessel wall. METHODS: The accuracy, reproducibility, and short-time spontaneous variation in volume of vessel, plaque and lumen were studied...

  15. Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma Presenting as Interstitial Lung Disease

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    Full Text Available Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBL is a rare subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma that resides in the lumen of blood vessels. Patients typically present with nonspecific findings, particularly bizarre neurologic symptoms, fever, and skin lesions. A woman presented with shortness of breath and a chest CT scan showed diffuse interstitial thickening and ground glass opacities suggestive of an interstitial lung disease. On physical exam she was noted to have splenomegaly. The patient died and at autopsy was found to have an IVLBL in her lungs as well as nearly all her organs that were sampled. Although rare, IVLBL should be included in the differential diagnosis of interstitial lung disease and this case underscores the importance of the continuation of autopsies.

  16. Pathogenesis and management of peripartum coagulopathic calamities (disseminated intravascular coagulation and amniotic fluid embolism).

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    Levi, Marcel

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    Acute coagulopathic peripartum calamities are relatively rare but contribute importantly to maternal morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Abruptio placenta, amniotic fluid embolism, and retained fetal or placental material may lead to fulminant intravascular activation of coagulation which results in thromboembolic complications and consumption coagulopathy causing severe hemorrhage. The central underlying pathophysiological pathway in the coagulopathy associated with these syndromes is the occurrence of tissue factor, released from the placenta and amniotic fluid, in the circulation, in combination with low levels of physiological anticoagulant factors during pregnancy. The diagnosis of DIC may be made trough conventional composite scoring systems employing routine coagulation tests, whereas for the diagnosis of amniotic fluid embolism measurement of insulin like growth factor binding protein-1 seems promising. Therapy is aimed at removing the precipitating factor combined with supportive adjunctive treatment options.

  17. Diagnosis of overt disseminated intravascular coagulation in critically Ill adults by Sonoclot coagulation analysis.

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    Wan, Peng; Tong, Hua-Sheng; Zhang, Xing-Qin; Duan, Peng-Kai; Tang, You-Qing; Su, Lei

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    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) diagnosis is hampered by the limited availability of reliable clinical or laboratory tests. Currently available tests are time consuming and expensive. We investigated whether coagulation and platelet function analyses using the Sonoclot system were suitable for overt DIC diagnosis in critically ill adults. This was an observational diagnostic study performed in 498 patients presenting with an underlying disorder associated with DIC. Overt DIC patients were identified according to an International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) score of >5. Coagulation and platelet parameters were analyzed using the Sonoclot system, and compared with ISTH as the gold standard. Receiver operating characteristic curves and area under the curves were used to evaluate the value of the Sonoclot parameters. There were no differences for age or gender between the groups. Significant correlations were observed between activated clotting time (ACT) and ISTH score (r = 0.7; P coagulation dysfunction in patients with overt DIC.

  18. Disseminated intravascular coagulation does not play a major role in the pathogenesis of classical swine fever.

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    Blome, Sandra; Meindl-Böhmer, Alexandra; Nowak, Götz; Moennig, Volker

    2013-03-23

    Classical swine fever (CSF) is a multi-systemic disease that can be accompanied by severe haemorrhagic lesions. The underlying pathogenetic mechanisms are still far from being understood, though disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was discussed as a major factor. In the presented study, the direct thrombin inhibitor hirudin was used in an attempt to elucidate the role of the coagulation system in the pathogenesis of CSF-induced haemorrhagic lesions. Two groups of piglets (n=5) were infected with highly virulent CSF virus (CSFV) strain CSF0634. One group underwent daily treatment with hirudin, the other served as untreated challenge infection control. Assessment of clinical signs using a clinical score system, coagulation tests, and blood counts were performed daily. Both groups developed acute-lethal CSF with haemorrhagic lesions. Although changes in the coagulation system were seen in the late stages of CSFV infection, our results strongly suggest that DIC does not present the crucial event in the pathogenesis of haemorrhagic lesions.

  19. Intravascular photoacoustic detection of vulnerable plaque based on constituent selected imaging

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    Zhang Jian; Xing Da, E-mail: xingda@scnu.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science and Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China)

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    Atherosclerosis, a disease of the large arteries, is the primary cause of heart disease and stroke. Over decades, atherosclerosis is characterized by thickening of the walls of the arteries, only advanced atherosclerotic disease could be observed. Photoacoustic imaging is a hybrid imaging technique that combines the advantages of high spatial resolution of ultrasound with contrast of optical absorption. In this paper, we present an intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging system to characterize vulnerable plaques by using the optical absorption contrast between different constituents. Epidemiological studies have revealed several important plaque constituents associated with early atherosclerosis, such as macrophage, cholesterol, lipid, calcification, and so on. We chose a section of lipid rich atherosclerosis artery and a section of normal artery as the phantom. Two IVPA images of them are given to show the difference between sick and normal. As a new method of detecting vulnerable plaque, IVPA constituents imaging will provide more details for diagnosis that offer an enticing prospect in early detecting of atherosclerosis.

  20. Intravascular ultrasound assessment of very late bare-metal stent thrombosis: a case report

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    Ji Hyun Lee; Kyung Min Kim; Jun Won Lee; Sung Gyun Ahn; Young Jin Youn

    2012-01-01

    Very late stent thrombosis (VLST) is increasingly being regarded as a complication of drug-eluting stents (DES),and delayed endothelization,local hypersensitivity reactions,and late stent malapposition due to excessive positive remodeling have been postulated as mechanisms.Considering that stent endothelialization seems to be completed within 4 weeks following bare-metal stent (BMS) placement and that BMS do not possess antiproliferative coating,the mechanism of VLST may differ between patients with DES and those with BMS.We report a case of VLST 9 years after BMS implantation,in which thrombus from the ruptured neointima was confirmed by intravascular ultrasound.This finding suggests that de novo plaque rupture at the neointimal layer within the stent may be one of the explanations for VLST.

  1. Development of a Mechanical Scanning-type Intravascular Ultrasound System Using a Miniature Ultrasound Motor

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    Tanabe, Masayuki; Xie, Shangping; Tagawa, Norio; Moriya, Tadashi; Furukawa, Yuji

    2007-07-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) plays an important role for the detection of arteriosclerosis, which causes the ischemic heart disease. In mechanical scanning-type IVUS, it is necessary to rotate a transducer or a reflecting mirror. A method that involves rotating the transducer using a torque wire causes image distortion (NURD: non uniform rotation distortion). For a method that involves placing an electromagnetic motor on the tip of an IVUS probe is difficult to miniaturize the probe. Our objectives are to miniaturize the probe (1 mm in diameter, 5 mm in length) and to remove NURD. Therefore, we conducted a study to assess the feasibility of attaining these objectives by constructing a prototype IVUS system, in which an ultrasound motor using a stator in the form of a helical coil (abbreviated as CS-USM: coiled stator-ultrasonic motor) is incorporated, and to clarify problems that need to be solved in constructing the probe.

  2. The cerebral intravascular enhancement sign is not specific: a contrast-enhanced MRI study

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    Bakshi, R.; Kinkel, W.R.; Bates, V.E.; Mechtler, L.L.; Kinkel, P.R. [Lucy Dent Imaging Center, University at Buffalo, NY (United States)

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    The intravascular enhancement (IVE) sign, also known as the ``arterial enhancement sign``, is an abnormal finding in the brain on contrast-enhanced MRI studies. IVE has been described in arterial cerebrovascular disorders, most commonly in acute or subacute arterial ischemic infarcts. However, the specificity of this sign has not been established. We describe four patients with disorders other than arterial strokes in whom gadolinium-enhanced high-field (1.5 T) MRI suggested IVE. The conditions were herpes simplex viral encephalitis, idiopathic cerebellitis, pneumococcal meningitis, and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis with venous infarction. IVE in these cases may be due to multiple factors, including arterial, venous, perivascular, and leptomeningeal or sulcal contrast medium accumulation. Our observations suggest that arterial ischemia, previously described as the cardinal cause of IVE, probably does not explain all instances, and urge caution in interpreting this sign as a specific MRI manifestation of acute arterial infarction or ischemia. (orig.) With 4 figs., 1 tab., 44 refs.

  3. Optical coherence tomography – near infrared spectroscopy system and catheter for intravascular imaging

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    Fard, Ali M.; Vacas-Jacques, Paulino; Hamidi, Ehsan; Wang, Hao; Carruth, Robert W.; Gardecki, Joseph A.; Tearney, Guillermo J.

    2013-01-01

    Owing to its superior resolution, intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) is a promising tool for imaging the microstructure of coronary artery walls. However, IVOCT does not identify chemicals and molecules in the tissue, which is required for a more complete understanding and accurate diagnosis of coronary disease. Here we present a dual-modality imaging system and catheter that uniquely combines IVOCT with diffuse near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in a single dual-modality imaging device for simultaneous acquisition of microstructural and compositional information. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, the device has been used to visualize co-incident microstructural and spectroscopic information obtained from a diseased cadaver human coronary artery. PMID:24514658

  4. (100)-Textured KNN-based thick film with enhanced piezoelectric property for intravascular ultrasound imaging

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    Zhu, Benpeng; Zhang, Zhiqiang; Ma, Teng; Yang, Xiaofei; Li, Yongxiang; Shung, K. Kirk; Zhou, Qifa

    2015-04-01

    Using tape-casting technology, 35 μm free-standing (100)-textured Li doped KNN (KNLN) thick film was prepared by employing NaNbO3 (NN) as template. It exhibited similar piezoelectric behavior to lead containing materials: a longitudinal piezoelectric coefficient (d33) of ˜150 pm/V and an electromechanical coupling coefficient (kt) of 0.44. Based on this thick film, a 52 MHz side-looking miniature transducer with a bandwidth of 61.5% at -6 dB was built for Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. In comparison with 40 MHz PMN-PT single crystal transducer, the rabbit aorta image had better resolution and higher noise-to-signal ratio, indicating that lead-free (100)-textured KNLN thick film may be suitable for IVUS (>50 MHz) imaging.

  5. Neuroendocrine and renal effects of intravascular volume expansion in compensated heart failure

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    Gabrielsen, A; Bie, P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H;

    2001-01-01

    To examine if the neuroendocrine link between volume sensing and renal function is preserved in compensated chronic heart failure [HF, ejection fraction 0.29 +/- 0.03 (mean +/- SE)] we tested the hypothesis that intravascular and central blood volume expansion by 3 h of water immersion (WI) elicits...... sustained angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy, n = 9) absolute and fractional sodium excretion increased (P Renal free water clearance increased during WI in control subjects but not in HF......, albeit plasma vasopressin concentrations were similar in the two groups. In conclusion, the neuroendocrine link between volume sensing and renal sodium excretion is preserved in compensated HF. The natriuresis of WI is, however, modulated by the prevailing ANG II and Aldo concentrations. In contrast...

  6. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the extremities: MR imaging findings with pathologic correlation

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    We report the MRI findings of three cases of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) of the extremities with correlation of the pathologic findings. The IPEH is a non-neoplastic reactive lesion within the vessels and is commonly associated with thrombi. Signal intensity of the IPEH is complex due to the thrombi and the PEH itself. The thrombi are characterized by a slightly hyperintense signal on T1- and T2-weighted images compared with that of muscle when it comes at the medium stage of hemorrhage. Papillary endothelial hyperplastic tissue appears either as iso- or hyperintense to the muscle on T2- and T1-weighted images and shows variable enhancement on Gd-DTPA-enhanced images. (orig.)

  7. The expanding indications for virtual histology intravascular ultrasound for plaque analysis prior to carotid stenting.

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    Schiro, B J; Wholey, M H

    2008-12-01

    Complications of carotid artery stenting (CAS), including stroke, remain relatively high when compared with carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Current selection criteria for patients undergoing CAS are based predominately on surgical risk related to other comorbidities. Little attention is given to the morphology of the atherosclerotic plaque, although studies have shown that extensive variability exists which confers certain risks for plaque vulnerability. Virtual Histology intravascular ultrasound (VH IVUS) offers a unique method of assessing plaque morphology prior to CAS. Herein, the authors review the concepts of atherosclerotic plaque morphology and discuss the background of VH IVUS and illustrate its use in the carotid system. With selection of the appropriate patient and the appropriate plaque, more favorable outcomes of CAS may be achieved which will solidify its place as a frontline treatment of carotid vascular disease.

  8. Recanalization of an accidentally crushed coronary stent by intravascular ultrasonography catheter entrapment.

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    Kim, Jae Yun; Lee, Nae-Hee; Cho, Yoon Haeng; Suh, Jon; Seo, Hye-Sun; Kim, Do Hoi; Jeon, Young Woo

    2011-06-01

    Intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) imaging is a user-friendly technique widely used during coronary interventions. An 80-year-old man was admitted with chest pain, and successful percutaneous coronary intervention was performed with stent implantation. One week later, the patient complained of further chest pain. Urgent coronary angiography showed total occlusion of the middle left anterior descending artery and the aspiration of thrombi was high. IVUS imaging showed inadequate stent strut apposition and distal dissection. We attempted another stent implantation but the IVUS catheter was stuck on the 0.014 inch wire. Therefore, we tried to pass the wire across the lateral side. After the wire was successfully passaged, the sprinter balloon was passed through the crushed stent to expand it. After 4 days later, the patient was discharged with no symptoms or electrocardiographic change.

  9. Multimodality Intravascular Imaging Assessment of Plaque Erosion versus Plaque Rupture in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Kwon, Jee Eun; Mintz, Gary S.; Hong, Young Joon; Lee, Sung Yun; Kim, Ki Seok; Hahn, Joo-Yong; Kumar, Kaup Sharath; Won, Hoyoun; Hyeon, Seong Hyeop; Shin, Seung Yong; Lee, Kwang Je; Kim, Tae Ho; Kim, Chee Jeong; Kim, Sang Wook

    2016-01-01

    Background and Objectives We assessed plaque erosion of culprit lesions in patients with acute coronary syndrome in real world practice. Subjects and Methods Culprit lesion plaque rupture or plaque erosion was diagnosed with optical coherence tomography (OCT). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) was used to determine arterial remodeling. Positive remodeling was defined as a remodeling index (lesion/reference EEM [external elastic membrane area) >1.05. Results A total of 90 patients who had plaque rupture showing fibrous-cap discontinuity and ruptured cavity were enrolled. 36 patients showed definite OCT-plaque erosion, while 7 patients had probable OCT-plaque erosion. Overall, 26% (11/43) of definite/probable plaque erosion had non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) while 35% (15/43) had ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Conversely, 14.5% (13/90) of plaque rupture had NSTEMI while 71% (64/90) had STEMI (p<0.0001). Among plaque erosion, white thrombus was seen in 55.8% (24/43) of patients and red thrombus in 27.9% (12/43) of patients. Compared to plaque erosion, plaque rupture more often showed positive remodeling (p=0.003) with a larger necrotic core area examined by virtual histology (VH)-IVUS, while negative remodeling was prominent in plaque erosion. Overall, 65% 28/43 of plaque erosions were located in the proximal 30 mm of a culprit vessel-similar to plaque ruptures (72%, 65/90, p=0.29). Conclusion Although most of plaque erosions show nearly normal coronary angiogram, modest plaque burden with negative remodeling and an uncommon fibroatheroma might be the nature of plaque erosion. Multimodality intravascular imaging with OCT and VH-IVUS showed fundamentally different pathoanatomic substrates underlying plaque rupture and erosion. PMID:27482258

  10. Penetration of an artificial arterial thromboembolism in a live animal using an intravascular therapeutic microrobot system.

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    Jeong, Semi; Choi, Hyunchul; Go, Gwangjun; Lee, Cheong; Lim, Kyung Seob; Sim, Doo Sun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Ko, Seong Young; Park, Jong-Oh; Park, Sukho

    2016-04-01

    The biomedical applications of wireless robots are an active area of study. In addition to moving to a target lesion, wireless locomotive robots can deliver a therapeutic drug for a specific disease. Thus, they hold great potential as therapeutic devices in blood vessel diseases, such as thrombi and occlusions, and in other diseases, such as cancer and inflammation. During a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), surgeons wear a heavy shielding cloth. However, they cannot escape severe radiation exposure owing to unstable shielding. They may also suffer from joint pains because of the weight of the shielding cloth. In addition, the catheters in PCIs are controlled by the surgeon's hand. Thus, they lack steering ability. A new intravascular therapeutic system is needed to address these problems in conventional PCIs. We developed an intravascular therapeutic microrobot system (ITMS) using an electromagnetic actuation (EMA) system with bi-plane X-ray devices that can remotely control a robot in blood vessels. Using this proposed ITMS, we demonstrated the locomotion of the robot in abdominal and iliac arteries of a live pig by the master-slave method. After producing an arterial thromboembolism in a live pig in a partial iliac artery, the robot moved to the target lesion and penetrated by specific motions (twisting and hammering) of the robot using the proposed ITMS. The results reveal that the proposed ITMS can realize stable locomotion (alignment and propulsion) of a robot in abdominal and iliac arteries of a live pig. This can be considered the first preclinical trial of the treatment of an artificial arterial thromboembolism by penetration of a blood clot. PMID:26857290

  11. Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of the kidney: A case report

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    Jia Nan

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report a 41-year-old Chinese woman with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma diagnosed by percutaneous renal biopsy. The patient was admitted to Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China with complaints of high spiking fever for a month and bilateral lower limb fatigue with difficulty ambulating for the past 5 months. She had renal dysfunction with a total urinary protein of 5.61 g/dL (56.1 g/L, serum albumin of 2.89 g/dL (28.9 g/L, urea nitrogen of 2.24 mg/dL (1.6 mmol/L, and serum creatinine of 0.54 mg/dL (48 μmol/L. Bone marrow biopsy revealed myeloproliferative disorder without abnormal myeloid or lymphocytic proliferation. Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT showed marked bilateral swelling and enlargement of the renal parenchyma with splenic enlargement and involvement of multiple vertebrae. Percutaneous renal biopsy showed island-like accumulations of medium to large lymphoid cells in many areas of the interstitium, with round vesicular nuclei containing distinct basophilic nucleoli. Immunohistochemical analysis together with other supportive investigation confirmed the diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma. Ten days later, she was started on chemotherapy with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, leurocristime and prednisone for a week. Palliative radiotherapy DT 40Gy/20F with other supportive treatment was provided for metastatic foci in the medullary cavity of the sternum, T1-T7. The patient regained muscle strength in both lower limbs and was able to walk again after three weeks. The patient was discharged after hepatic and renal function and proteinuria values had returned to normal. Follow-up data shows the patient to be alive nine months after discharge.

  12. Controlled pitch-adjustment of impeller blades for an intravascular blood pump.

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    Throckmorton, Amy L; Sciolino, Michael G; Downs, Emily A; Saxman, Robert S; López-Isaza, Sergio; Moskowitz, William B

    2012-01-01

    Thousands of mechanical blood pumps are currently providing circulatory support, and the incidence of their use continues to increase each year. As the use of blood pumps becomes more pervasive in the treatment of those patients with congestive heart failure, critical advances in design features to address known limitations and the integration of novel technologies become more imperative. To advance the current state-of-the-art in blood pump design, this study investigates the inclusion of pitch-adjusting blade features in intravascular blood pumps as a means to increase energy transfer; an approach not explored to date. A flexible impeller prototype was constructed with a configuration to allow for a variable range of twisted blade geometries of 60-250°. Hydraulic experiments using a blood analog fluid were conducted to characterize the pressure-flow performance for each of these twisted positions. The flexible, twisted impeller was able to produce 1-25 mmHg for 0.5-4 L/min at rotational speeds of 5,000-8,000 RPM. For a given twisted position, the pressure rise was found to decrease as a function of increasing flow rate, as expected. Generally, a steady increase in the pressure rise was observed as a function of higher twisted degrees for a constant rotational speed. Higher rotational speeds for a specific twisted impeller configuration resulted in a more substantial pressure generation. The findings of this study support the continued exploration of this unique design approach in the development of intravascular blood pumps. PMID:22691415

  13. Penetration of an artificial arterial thromboembolism in a live animal using an intravascular therapeutic microrobot system.

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    Jeong, Semi; Choi, Hyunchul; Go, Gwangjun; Lee, Cheong; Lim, Kyung Seob; Sim, Doo Sun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Ko, Seong Young; Park, Jong-Oh; Park, Sukho

    2016-04-01

    The biomedical applications of wireless robots are an active area of study. In addition to moving to a target lesion, wireless locomotive robots can deliver a therapeutic drug for a specific disease. Thus, they hold great potential as therapeutic devices in blood vessel diseases, such as thrombi and occlusions, and in other diseases, such as cancer and inflammation. During a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), surgeons wear a heavy shielding cloth. However, they cannot escape severe radiation exposure owing to unstable shielding. They may also suffer from joint pains because of the weight of the shielding cloth. In addition, the catheters in PCIs are controlled by the surgeon's hand. Thus, they lack steering ability. A new intravascular therapeutic system is needed to address these problems in conventional PCIs. We developed an intravascular therapeutic microrobot system (ITMS) using an electromagnetic actuation (EMA) system with bi-plane X-ray devices that can remotely control a robot in blood vessels. Using this proposed ITMS, we demonstrated the locomotion of the robot in abdominal and iliac arteries of a live pig by the master-slave method. After producing an arterial thromboembolism in a live pig in a partial iliac artery, the robot moved to the target lesion and penetrated by specific motions (twisting and hammering) of the robot using the proposed ITMS. The results reveal that the proposed ITMS can realize stable locomotion (alignment and propulsion) of a robot in abdominal and iliac arteries of a live pig. This can be considered the first preclinical trial of the treatment of an artificial arterial thromboembolism by penetration of a blood clot.

  14. Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma in a patient with HTLV-I/II associated myelopathy Leucemia - linfoma de células T do adulto em um paciente com mielopatia associada a HTLV-I/II

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    Virgínia Freitas

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Chronic myelopathy associated with T-lymphotropic virus type I (HAM has been described as an endemic disease in several areas of the world, meanwhile there are few papers describing the association between HAM and adult T cell leukemia-lymphoma. We report the case of a man that, after four years of progressive spastic paraparesis and neurogenic bladder, developed a clinical picture of a lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by dermal and systemic envolvement, mimicking mycosis fungoides/Sézary syndrome.Apesar da infecção pelo HTLV-I ser endêmica em várias regiões do mundo, poucos são os relatos da associação entre leucemia-linfoma de células T do adulto (ATLL e encefalomieloneuropatia pelo HTLV-I. No presente artigo é descrito um paciente que no curso do comprometimento neurológico pelo HTLV-I desenvolveu quadro de leucemia com infiltração de tecido dérmico semelhante ao encontrado na micose fungóide/síndrome de Sézary.

  15. Linfoma no Hodgkin oral relacionado al sida (LNHORS: Actualización y presentación de un caso clínico Aids related oral no Hodgkin lymphoma (ARONHL: Up today and report of a case

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    Z. Casariego

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los linfomas No-Hodgkin presentan características propias cuando se asocian a la infección por el Virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana. La cavidad bucal es una de las localizaciones a tener en cuenta en pacientes con Sida (LNHORS Si bien se registran casos en los primeros estadios de la infección, el diagnóstico previo diferencial estomatológico y su seguimiento no se realizan en nuestro medio con la frecuencia que esta enfermedad requiere. En los pacientes VIH positivos, las características generales están relacionadas con la edad de los pacientes, el estado de base inmunológico de la infección, la adherencia a los tratamientos, una historia de más de 35 años de drogadicción intravenosa y el tipo de linfoma. El presente trabajo tiene dos objetivos: 1 Presentar una actualización del tema ya que en los últimos años se han investigado los diferentes tipos y subtipos histológicos, su estratificación y tratamientos en forma intensa y 2 presentar un caso clínico de Linfoma no Hodgkin con localización en la cavidad bucal de evolución no frecuente. Desarrollo: Una paciente de 34 años de edad con una masa tumoral en el hueso maxilar mucosa gingival y paladar duro y blando. La lesión estaba ulcerada en la primera consulta y hacía protrusión a través de la cavidad bucal. Resultados: se realizaron estudios sistémicos, biopsias de las lesiones orales,. estudio histológico y marcación inmunohistoquímica,, búsqueda por diagnóstico por imágenes de otras manifestaciones y localizaciones de linfomas. Fueron establecidos tratamientos, seguimiento y evolución. Conclusiones: Un diagnóstico eficiente y temprano de los pacientes con LNHORS por un equipo de salud, puede incrementar las sobrevidas, en un marco, donde pueda ser posible la reconstitución de la función inmunológica y puedan ser aplicados los nuevos regímenes de infusión contínua con quimioterápicos.Introduction: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma presents their

  16. Head to head comparison of optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasound echogenicity and virtual histology for the detection of changes in polymeric struts over time

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    Brugaletta, Salvatore; Gomez-Lara, Josep; Bruining, Nico;

    2012-01-01

    To analyse and to compare the changes in the various optical coherence tomography (OCT), echogenicity and intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (VH) of the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (ABSORB) degradation parameters during the first 12 months after ABSORB implantation. In the A......To analyse and to compare the changes in the various optical coherence tomography (OCT), echogenicity and intravascular ultrasound virtual histology (VH) of the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (ABSORB) degradation parameters during the first 12 months after ABSORB implantation...

  17. Impact of plaque components on no-reflow phenomenon after stent deployment in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound analysis

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    Hong, Young Joon; Jeong, Myung Ho; Choi, Yun Ha; Ko, Jum Suk; Lee, Min Goo; Kang, Won Yu; Lee, Shin Eun; Kim, Soo Hyun; Park, Keun Ho; Sim, Doo Sun; Yoon, Nam Sik; Youn, Hyun Ju; Kim, Kye Hun; Park, Hyung Wook; Kim, Ju Han

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    Aims We used virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) to evaluate the relation between coronary plaque characteristics and no-reflow in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. Methods and results A total of 190 consecutive ACS patients were imaged using VH-IVUS and analysed retrospectively. Angiographic no-reflow was defined as TIMI flow grade 0, 1, and 2 after stenting. Virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound classified the colour-coded tissue into four major components: fibro...

  18. Capacitação de enfermeiros para uso da ultrassonografia na punção intravascular periférica Capacitación de enfermeros en el uso de la ultrasonografía en la punción intravascular periférica Training of nurses in the use of intravascular ultrasound in peripheral puncture

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    Ariane Ferreira Machado Avelar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo relata a estratégia de capacitação de enfermeiros para uso da ultrassonografia vascular na obtenção do acesso vascular periférico. O programa foi composto por intervenções educacionais teóricas e práticas desenvolvidas em um período de seis meses. As estratégias foram elaboradas e implementadas por dois enfermeiros especialistas em terapia intravascular, um médico especialista em ultrassonografia vascular e um engenheiro biomédico. Oito enfermeiros participaram da capacitação e, ao final, os conhecimentos, as competências e habilidades adquiridas na identificação de artérias, veias, fluxo sanguíneo e posicionamento de cateteres foram avaliados. A estratégia possibilitou que enfermeiros pediatras adquirissem competências capazes de promover intervenções inovadoras na punção intravascular periférica.Este artículo relata la estrategia de capacitación de enfermeros en el uso de la ultrasonografía vascular en la obtención del acceso vascular periférico. El programa estuvo compuesto por intervenciones educacionales teóricas y prácticas desarrolladas en un período de seis meses. Las estrategias fueron elaboradas e implementadas por dos enfermeros especialistas en terapia intravascular, un médico especialista en ultrasonografía vascular y, un ingeniero biomédico. Ocho enfermeros participaron de la capacitación. Al final, los conocimientos, las competencias y habilidades adquiridas en la identificación de arterias, venas, flujo sanguíneo y posición de catéteres, fueron evaluados. La estrategia posibilitó que los enfermeros pediatras adquiriesen competencias capaces de promover intervenciones innovadoras en la punción intravascular periférica.The objective was to explain, to the nurses training, procedures using vascular ultrasound for obtaining peripheral vascular access. The program consisted of theoretical and practical educational interventions developed over a period of six months. The

  19. Determination of regional flow by use of intravascular PET tracers: microvascular theory and experimental validation for pig livers

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    Munk, O L; Bass, L; Feng, H;

    2003-01-01

    Today, the standard approach for the kinetic analysis of dynamic PET studies is compartment models, in which the tracer and its metabolites are confined to a few well-mixed compartments. We examine whether the standard model is suitable for modern PET data or whether theories including more...... physiologic realism can advance the interpretation of dynamic PET data. A more detailed microvascular theory is developed for intravascular tracers in single-capillary and multiple-capillary systems. The microvascular models, which account for concentration gradients in capillaries, are validated and compared......-inlet concentration was calculated as the flow-weighted inlet concentration. Dynamic PET data were analyzed with a traditional single-compartment model and 2 microvascular models. RESULTS: Microvascular models provided a better fit of the tissue activity of an intravascular tracer than did the compartment model...

  20. Contribution of intravascular versus interstitial purines and nitric oxide in the regulation of exercise hyperaemia in humans

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    Hellsten, Ylva; Nyberg, Michael Permin; Mortensen, Stefan Peter

    2012-01-01

    of intravascular versus interstitial vasodilators is not known but evidence suggests that both compartments are important. In cardiovascular disease, a reduced capacity to form adenosine in the muscle interstitium may be a contributing factor in increased peripheral vascular resistance.......Abstract The regulation of blood flow to skeletal muscle involves a complex interaction between several locally formed vasodilators that are produced both in the skeletal muscle interstitium and intravascularly. The gas nitric oxide (NO) and the purines ATP and adenosine, are potent vasodilators...... that are formed by multiple cell types and released into the skeletal muscle interstitium and in plasma in response to muscle contraction. Cellular sources of ATP and NO in plasma are erythrocytes and endothelial cells, whereas interstitial sources are skeletal muscle cells and endothelial cells. Adenosine...

  1. Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism caused by an intravascular synovial sarcoma of the common femoral vein.

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    Schoneveld, J M; Debing, E; Verfaillie, G; Geers, C; Van den Brande, P

    2012-11-01

    Malignant tumors arising in deep veins of the lower extremities are very uncommon. To our best knowledge, this is the seventh case of a primary venous intravascular synovial sarcoma (SS) reported in literature. A 32-year-old woman was admitted with a second episode of deep venous thrombosis of the right lower limb and pulmonary embolism. Physical and radiological examinations showed besides the thrombosis a tumor arising from the right common femoral vein involving the bifurcation of the common femoral artery. At surgery, en block resection of the tumor including the deep femoral vein and arterial bifurcation was done with an arterial reconstruction using a synthetic graft. Histopathological examination revealed an intravascular SS of the common femoral vein. The mainstay of curative therapy is complete surgical resection of all tumor manifestations with negative histological margins.

  2. Qualidade pós-colheita de quivi 'Hayward' tratado com 1-MCP e armazenado sob diferentes atmosferas

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    Marcelo José Vieira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar o efeito do 1-MCP sobre o amadurecimento e a qualidade pós-colheita de quivi 'Hayward' armazenado sob diferentes atmosferas. Foram conduzidos dois experimentos, com frutos colhidos em pomar comercial localizado em Fraiburgo-SC. No experimento 1, os frutos foram tratados com três doses de 1-MCP (0,0; 0,5 ou 1,0 µL L-1 e armazenados sob atmosfera controlada (AC, contendo 2,0kPa de O2 + 4,5kPa de CO2, a 0ºC ± 0,5ºC, 92 ± 3% UR, e com <40 ηL L-1 de etileno no ambiente, durante 90 e 120 dias, mais sete dias de vida de prateleira a 23ºC. No experimento 2, os frutos foram tratados com 0,0 ou 0,7 µL L-1 de 1-MCP e armazenados sob atmosfera ambiente (AA, contendo 21 kPa de O2 + 0,03 kPa de CO2, a 0 ± 0,5ºC, 90 ± 3% UR, e com 200 a 250 ηL L-1 de etileno no ambiente, durante 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias, mais um e sete dias de vida de prateleira a 23ºC ou AC (contendo 2,0 kPa de O2 + 4,5 kPa de CO2, a 0ºC ± 0,5ºC, 92 ± 3% UR, e com <40 ηL L-1 de etileno no ambiente, durante 60, 90, 120 e 150 dias, mais um e sete dias de vida de prateleira a 23ºC. Os benefícios do tratamento com 1-MCP sobre a conservação da qualidade foram observados tanto para frutos armazenados sob AA quanto sob AC. No experimento 1, não houve diferença entre as doses de 1-MCP de 0,5 e 1,0 µL L-1 sobre o controle do amadurecimento e manutenção da qualidade dos frutos armazenados em AC. No experimento 2, o tratamento com 1-MCP retardou o aumento na taxa de produção de etileno após remoção de câmara fria. A redução da taxa de produção de etileno nos frutos tratados com 1-MCP foi associada ao aumento na conservação da firmeza da polpa sob AC e AA, e redução na incidência de pericarpo translúcido sob AA. O potencial de armazenamento foi aumentado pelo tratamento com 1-MCP em aproximadamente 60 e 30 dias, nos frutos armazenados sob AA e AC, respectivamente.

  3. Evaluation of leukocyte count in dogs with lymphoma submitted to the Madison-Wisconsin protocol by conventional technique and flow cytometryAvaliação leucocitária de cães com linfoma submetidos ao protocolo de Madison-Wisconsin pela técnica convencional e citometria de fluxo

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    Letícia Abrahão Anai

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Lymphoma is the most common hematopoietic tumor in dogs and one of the malignant tumors with higher occurrence in this species. It is a great experimental model due to its resemblance with the non- Hodgkin lymphoma in humans. Considering the importance of the overall changes that result from to this kind of neoplastic tumor and those due to polichemotherapy this study aimed to evaluate the absolute leukon count and the total count of CD45+ cells in the blood of 25 dogs with lymphoma. Findings were crosschecked since diagnose and then once weekly during the first eight sessions of the Madison-Wisconsin chemotherapic protocol. Total granulocyte, lymphocyte and monocyte counts obtained from a conventional automatic counter and by flow cytometry were compared. Results did not reveal statistically significant changes between the two techniques. O linfoma é o tumor de tecido hematopoético mais comum nos cães e um dos tumores malignos de maior ocorrência nesta espécie. É um ótimo modelo experimental para estudo devido a sua semelhança com o linfoma não-Hodgkin em humanos. Considerando a importância das alterações decorrentes da evolução desta neoplasia e aquelas ocorridas com o emprego da poliquimioterapia, avaliou-se o leucograma absoluto e a contagem de células CD45+ pela citometria de fluxo, no sangue de 25 cães com linfoma. Foram avaliados no momento do diagnóstico, uma vez por semana, durante as primeiras oito sessões quimioterápicas do protocolo de Madison-Wisconsin, e cujas contagens obtidas em contador automático convencional e por intermédio da citometria de fluxo, foram comparadas. Os resultados obtidos não revelaram diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre as duas técnicas utilizadas.

  4. 弥散性血管内凝血诊断指南%Guideline for diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 弥散性血管内凝血(disseminated intravascular coagulation,DIC)的诊断应包括临床和实验室资料(C级,水平Ⅳ).国际血栓与止血委员会(ISTH)的DIC评分系统提供了客观的DIC诊断与治疗标准,该评分系统与临床和预后有关(C级,水平Ⅳ).

  5. Viral infection and disseminated intravascular coagulation%病毒感染与弥散性血管内凝血

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    张素芬; 赵昕

    2002-01-01

    @@ 弥散性血管内凝血(disseminated intravascular coagulation,DIC)是一种发生在许多严重疾病基础上或某些特殊条件下由致病因素激活人体凝血系统,导致微循环弥散性微血栓形成及继发性纤溶亢进的血栓-出血综合征.

  6. Intravascular Ultrasound Guidance to Minimize the use of Iodine Contrast in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The MOZART Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Mariani, José; Guedes, Cristiano; Soares, Paulo; Zalc, Silvio; Campos, Carlos M.; Augusto C Lopes; Spadaro, André G.; Perin, Marco A.; Filho, Antonio Esteves; Takimura, Celso K.; Ribeiro, Expedito; Kalil-Filho, Roberto; Edelman, Elazer R.; Serruys, Patrick W.; Pedro A. Lemos

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    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance on the final volume of contrast agent used in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Background: To date, few approaches have been described to reduce the final dose of contrast agent in PCIs. We hypothesized that IVUS might serve as an alternative imaging tool to angiography in many steps during PCI, thereby reducing the use of iodine contrast. Methods: ...

  7. Perfil eletrocardiográfico e conteúdo glicogênico muscular de ratos tratados com nandrolona

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    Carlos Alberto da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Considerou-se o uso indiscriminado de esteroides tanto por atletas de elite quanto por praticantes de atividades físicas. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do decanoato de nandrolona sobre o perfil eletrocardiográfico, conteúdo glicogênico e de proteínas totais dos músculos cardíacos e esqueléticos, bem como as concentrações plasmática de albumina. MÉTODOS: Os animais do grupo tratado receberam a droga na concentração 5 mg/kg pela via subcutânea, duas vezes por semana, durante três semanas. Uma vez por semana, os ratos foram anestesiados com Pentobarbital sódico (50 mg/kg, ip e submetidos à avaliação por meio do eletrocardiograma (ECG. Após o período experimental, amostras dos músculos cardíaco (ventrículo esquerdo - VE, sóleo (S, gastrocnêmio branco (GB, gastrocnêmio vermelho (GV, peitoral (P, intercostal (IC e diafragma (D foram prontamente coletadas e analisadas. Os dados (média ± epm foram avaliados de acordo com ANOVA, segundo teste de Tukey (p>0,05. RESULTADOS: Os ratos do grupo tratado apresentaram alterações nos seguintes parâmetros cardíacos: intervalo QRS, intervalo QTc e frequência cardíaca, caracterizados por um aumento desses, tendo o ápice no intervalo da semana de pré-tratamento para a primeira semana. As reservas de glicogênio no VE apresentaram aumento de 127%. Em relação à quantidade de proteínas totais, a diferença significativa foi constatada no S, GV e D. Quanto ao perfil bioquímico e ao hematócrito, foi observado um aumento na porcentagem de eritrócitos. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo mostra que importantes alterações cardíacas são deflagradas precocemente, sugerindo uma hierarquia na sequência de modificações que comprometem a homeostasia do organismo.

  8. Análise epidemiológica de 210 casos de hematoma extradural traumático tratados cirurgicamente

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    João Luiz Vitorino Araujo

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar aspectos da epidemiologia, apresentação clínica e radiológica de pacientes com hematoma extradural traumático (HED submetidos a procedimento neurocirúrgico. MÉTODOS: Foi realizada a revisão de prontuários de 210 pacientes admitidos no Serviço de Emergência com HED diagnosticados através de tomografia computadorizada, tratados cirurgicamente no período de agosto de 1998 a janeiro de 2008. Foram analisados: idade, sexo, apresentação clínica e radiológica, mecanismo de trauma e status neurológico no momento da alta hospitalar. RESULTADOS: Em 49,2% o mecanismo de trauma foi queda; 89,2% dos pacientes eram do gênero masculino; 49,7% dos casos tinham Escala de Coma de Glasgow (ECG entre 13-15; 61% dos pacientes tinham idade entre 20-49 anos; A localização do HED em 26,5% e 19,6% dos casos foi têmporo-parietal e temporal, respectivamente; 32,8% tinham lesões intracranianas associadas, sendo a fratura craniana evidenciada em cerca de 45% dos casos; 76,2% dos pacientes tratados cirurgicamente tiveram alta com déficit mínimo ou ausência de déficit neurológico. CONCLUSÃO: Observamos que o HED, na população de estudo, apresenta-se mais frequentemente no gênero masculino, na quarta década de vida, mais relacionado às quedas. Na admissão, observamos uma ECG entre 13 e 15, sendo pertinente mencionar o envolvimento da região têmporo-parietal na maioria dos casos. Acreditamos que o conhecimento da epidemiologia do hematoma extradural traumático pode auxiliar na elaboração de medidas de saúde pública, visando à prevenção e identificação precoce desta doença em determinada população.

  9. Intravascular clearance of disseminating Cryptococcus neoformans in the brain can be improved by enhancing neutrophil recruitment in mice.

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    Sun, Donglei; Zhang, Mingshun; Liu, Gongguan; Wu, Hui; Li, Chang; Zhou, Hong; Zhang, Xiquan; Shi, Meiqing

    2016-07-01

    Extrapulmonary dissemination of Cryptococcus neoformans (C. neoformans) is one of the most critical steps in the development of meningoencephalitis. Here, we report that clearance of the disseminating C. neoformans occurs within the brain microvasculature. Interestingly, the efficiency of the intravascular clearance in the brain is reduced compared to that in the lung. Intravascular clearance is mainly mediated by neutrophils, and complement C5a receptor signaling is crucial for mediating neutrophil recruitment in the vasculature. C. neoformans stimulated actin polymerization of neutrophils is critically involved in their recruitment to the lung, which is associated with the unique vascular structure detected in the lung. The relatively lower efficiency of fungal clearance in the brain vasculature correlates with less efficient recruitment of neutrophils. Accordingly, intravascular clearance of C. neoformans in the brain could be remarkably improved by increasing the recruitment of neutrophils. We conclude that neutrophils have the ability to eliminate C. neoformans arrested in the vasculature. However, insufficient recruitment of neutrophils limited the optimal clearance of this microorganism in the brain. These results imply that a therapeutic strategy aimed at enhancing the accumulation of neutrophils could help prevent cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. PMID:27109176

  10. Linfomas asociados con la infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana: subtipos histológicos y asociación con los virus de Epstein Barr y Herpes-8 AIDS related lymphomas: Histopathological subtypes and association with Epstein Barr virus and Human Herpes virus type-8

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    Marcelo Corti

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas no Hodgkin (LNH constituyen la segunda neoplasia definitoria de Sida más frecuente. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron 48 casos de linfomas asociados con la enfermedad debida al virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV diagnosticados en la División Histopatología del Instituto de Investigaciones Hematológicas de la Academia Nacional de Medicina. Se incluyeron en la investigación 5 mujeres y 43 hombres con una mediana de edad al momento del diagnóstico de la neoplasia de 37 años. La evaluación morfológica se realizó en cortes coloreados con hematoxilina-eosina, estudio inmunohistoquímico para la detección del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB en 48/48 casos, y mediante sonda oligonucleotídica biotinilada para la detección del ADN del Herpes virus humano tipo-8 (HHV-8 en 14/14 linfomas plasmoblásticos (LP. Todos fueron linfomas de fenotipo B, con un curso clínico agresivo y enfermedad neoplásica avanzada al momento del diagnóstico. Se pudo demostrar la fuerte asociación del VEB con los linfomas asociados al sida, con frecuencias que variaron según el subtipo histológico: 16/21 (76% para los linfomas difusos de grandes células; 1/3 casos (33% de linfomas de Burkitt y 3/4 (75% en los linfomas primarios del sistema nervioso central. Globalmente, el genoma del VEB se detectó en 20/28 (71% de las muestras de biopsias de LNH de esta serie. La detección del HHV-8 resultó negativa en los 14 LP. Los linfomas de Hodgkin fueron más frecuentes en varones,18/20 (90%, con un curso clínico agresivo y franco predominio de los subtipos histológicos de peor pronóstico (90% de casos. En estas neoplasias también se comprobó una frecuente asociación patogénica con el VEB (90% de casos.Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL of the B-cell type are the second most common neoplasm among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection and AIDS. Here, we evaluated 48 cases of AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL diagnosed at the

  11. Efficacy of alfaxalone for intravascular anesthesia and euthanasia in blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus).

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    Minter, Larry J; Harms, Craig A; Archibald, Kate E; Broadhurst, Heather; Bailey, Kate M; Christiansen, Emily F; Lewbart, Gregory A; Posner, Lysa P

    2013-09-01

    The objective of this study was to characterize the behavioral effects and changes in heart rate of four doses of alfaxalone delivered by intravascular injection to blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus). Thirty (male, n = 27; female, n = 3) blue crabs were randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups of alfaxalone: eight animals were assigned to each of the 5-, 10-, and 15-mg/kg treatment groups, and the remaining six animals were assigned to the 100-mg/kg group. Times for anesthetic induction and recovery periods were recorded. Righting reflex, defensive posturing, and heart rate were evaluated before, during, and after the anesthetic trial. Anesthesia was induced in all 14 animals consolidated into the high-dosage group (15 mg/kg [n = 8] and 100 mg/kg [n = 6]), which was significantly greater than 8 of 16 animals in the low-dosage group (5 mg/kg [n = 2] and 10 mg/kg [n = 6]). Median anesthesia induction time for all crabs was 0.4 min, with no significant difference in induction time between groups observed. Median recovery time was 9.4 min (n = 2), 6.1 min (n = 5), 11.3 min (n = 8), and 66.1 min (n = 5) for the 5-, 10-, 15-, and 100-mg/kg groups, respectively. Recovery times were significantly longer for crabs exposed to an induction dose of 100 mg/kg compared with the 10- and 15-mg/kg induction doses. A significant decrease in the median heart rate was observed between the baseline value and that observed at both induction and 5 min postinjection in the 100-mg/kg dose trial. Two mortalities were observed during the anesthesia trials (n = 1, 10 mg/kg; n = 1, 100 mg/kg), both associated with the autotomization of limbs. In summary, the intravascular administration of alfaxalone at 15 mg/kg provided rapid and reliable sedation, whereas alfaxalone administered at 100 mg/kg produced rapid and long lasting anesthesia.

  12. Avaliação de parâmetros antioxidantes em ratos tratados com sevoflurano Evaluación de parámetros antioxidantes en ratones tratados con sevoflurano Evaluation of antioxidant parameters in eats treated with sevoflurane

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    Francisco J. L Bezerra

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: O sevoflurano é um éter halogenado com flúor que sofre biotransformação hepática através do citocromo P450 2E1. Éteres halogenados que sofrem biotransformação pelo P450 2E1 podem produzir espécies reativas do oxigênio (ERO e promover enfraquecimento do sistema de defesa antioxidante. O objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar a relação entre a atividade das enzimas antioxidantes eritrocitárias e o sevoflurano. MÉTODO: Os animais foram distribuídos em quatro grupos: Grupo 1 controle: apenas oxigênio a 100% (1 L.min-1 por 60 minutos durante 5 dias consecutivos; Grupo 2 - sevoflurane 4,0% em oxigênio a 100% (1 L.min-1 por 60 minutos durante 5 dias consecutivos; Grupo 3 - isoniazida (i.p., 50 mg.kg-1 de peso corporal /dia, durante 4 dias e em seguida tratados apenas com oxigênio a 100% (1 L.min-1 por 60 minutos durante 5 dias consecutivos; Grupo 4 - isoniazida por via intraperitoneal na dose de 50 mg.kg-1 de peso corporal, diariamente durante 4 dias, seguido da administração do sevoflurane a 4,0% em oxigênio a 100% (1 L.min-1 por 60 minutos durante 5 dias. Após 12 horas da última exposição ao sevoflurane, os animais foram sacrificados e o sangue foi coletado através da veia porta para análise da atividade das enzimas antioxidantes. RESULTADOS: Aumento da atividade específica da glicose-6-fosfato desidrogenase, diminuição da atividade específica da catalase, principalmente no grupo de animais pré-tratados com isoniazida e, em seguida, tratados com sevoflurano. A glutationa peroxidase não apresentou alteração na sua atividade. CONCLUSÕES: A interação do sevoflurano com indutores enzimáticos do citocromo P450 2E1 pode propiciar a instalação do estresse oxidativo caso a exposição se torne prolongada e repetitiva.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El sevoflurano es un éter halogenado con flúor que sufre una biotransformación hepática a través del citocromo P450 2E1. Los

  13. Los cuadrados mágicos matemáticos en al-Andalus. El tratado de Azarquiel

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    Comes, Mercè

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the presence of mathematical magic squares in al-Andalus. After an introductory review on the history of magic squares, the problem of their origins and their development in Eastern Islam, the methods of construction of the talismanic squares appearing in two manuscripts of Azarquiel’s treatise, the only one on this subject known in al-Andalus, as well as their reception in Europe are examined.

    El artículo estudia la presencia de los cuadrados mágicos matemáticos en al-Andalus. Después de un repaso introductorio a la historia de dichos cuadrados mágicos, al problema de su origen y a su desarrollo en el oriente islámico, se examinan los métodos de construcción de los cuadrados talismánicos que aparecen en dos manuscritos del tratado de Azarquiel, el único sobre este tema conocido en al-Andalus, así como su recepción en Europa.

  14. Los impactos del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte en la producción de frijol de Zacatecas

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    Elivier Reyes Rivas

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    Full Text Available La apertura comercial total, prevista en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN para 2008, puede afectar la agricultura y el empleo rural de Zacatecas, particularmente la producción de frijol, donde la entidad ocupa el primer lugar como productor nacional. Dicha leguminosa ocupa 57 por ciento del área sembrada en el estado y emplea a cerca de 70 mil personas. Al revisar los términos comerciales pactados, datos estadísticos y fuentes primarias, se concluye que la competitividad que genere la apertura comercial puede precipitar el abandono de los cultivos y el deterioro de las condiciones de vida de miles de agricultores. El gobierno mexicano debería reevaluar los términos del tratado para impulsar la producción agrícola y establecer políticas públicas nuevas generadoras de empleo.

  15. Los tratados y el jardín renacentista en Italia. Principios, metodologías y técnicas

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    La tesis destaca la influencia que ejerció la teoría, las técnicas y la metodología de proyecto de los principales tratados de la época renacentista en la concepción, diseño y realización de algunos de los más importantes jardines de la época. Los tratados de Vitruvio, Alberti, Filarete, Di Giorgio, Serlio, Palladio, Colonna y Del Riccio establecen una nueva estética y una nueva visión del mundo, basadas en la geometría elemental y en los números simples. En la Grecia antigua, Platón y Pitágo...

  16. La moneda castellana en los manuales de mercaderías y tratados de aritmética italianos bajomedievales (siglos XIII-XV)

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    2007-01-01

    El presente artículo analiza el conocimiento sobre la moneda y el sistema monetario vigentes en Castilla en la Baja Edad Media en los manuales de mercadería y los tratados de aritmética italianos de los siglos XIII al XV. The present paper analyzes the knowledge of money and money system in Castile in the Late Middle Ages in the Italian pratiche di mercatura and treaties of Arithmetics from the XIIIth to XVth Centuries.

  17. Intravascular optical imaging of high-risk plaques in vivo by targeting macrophage mannose receptors.

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    Kim, Ji Bak; Park, Kyeongsoon; Ryu, Jiheun; Lee, Jae Joong; Lee, Min Woo; Cho, Han Saem; Nam, Hyeong Soo; Park, Ok Kyu; Song, Joon Woo; Kim, Tae Shik; Oh, Dong Joo; Gweon, DaeGab; Oh, Wang-Yuhl; Yoo, Hongki; Kim, Jin Won

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    Macrophages mediate atheroma expansion and disruption, and denote high-risk arterial plaques. Therefore, they are substantially gaining importance as a diagnostic imaging target for the detection of rupture-prone plaques. Here, we developed an injectable near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) probe by chemically conjugating thiolated glycol chitosan with cholesteryl chloroformate, NIRF dye (cyanine 5.5 or 7), and maleimide-polyethylene glycol-mannose as mannose receptor binding ligands to specifically target a subset of macrophages abundant in high-risk plaques. This probe showed high affinity to mannose receptors, low toxicity, and allowed the direct visualization of plaque macrophages in murine carotid atheroma. After the scale-up of the MMR-NIRF probe, the administration of the probe facilitated in vivo intravascular imaging of plaque inflammation in coronary-sized vessels of atheromatous rabbits using a custom-built dual-modal optical coherence tomography (OCT)-NIRF catheter-based imaging system. This novel imaging approach represents a potential imaging strategy enabling the identification of high-risk plaques in vivo and holds promise for future clinical implications. PMID:26948523

  18. Pharmacokinetics and acetylation of sulfamethoxazole in turbot Scophthalmus maximus after intravascular administration

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    Chang, Zhiqiang; Liu, Fei; Lian, Chun'ang; Zhai, Qianqian; Li, Jian

    2016-07-01

    The pharmacokinetic profiles and sulfamethoxazole (SMX) acetylation process in turbot reared at 18°C were investigated. Either SMX (parent drug) or its acetylized metabolite, N4-acetylsulfamethoxazole (AcSMX), was administered intravascularly to turbot at a dosage of 50 mg/kg BW. Serum concentrations of the parent drug and its metabolite were both measured by HPLC, and the changes in concentration over time were analyzed in two- and non-compartment models because SMX treatment produced multiple peaks. The results demonstrated that the elimination half-life of the parent drugs, SMX and AcSMX, were 159.2 and 5.9 h, respectively. The apparent volume of distribution was 0.2 and 0.8 L/kg, and the clearance was 0.038 and 0.222 L/(h·kg), for SMX and AcSMX, respectively. SMX acetylation in turbot was 2.8%, and the deacetylation of AcSMX was 0.2%. These findings may be useful in optimizing SMX dosage regimens in turbot aquaculture.

  19. Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma Coexisting with an Ovarian Carcinoma.

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    Uchiyama, Tomoko; Nakamine, Hirokazu; Morita, Kohei; Itami, Hiroe; Nakai, Tokiko; Takano, Masato; Takeda, Maiko; Hatakeyama, Kinta; Takahama, Junko; Tanase, Yasuhito; Kobayashi, Hiroshi; Ohbayashi, Chiho

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    We report an incidental case of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) coexisting with an ovarian carcinoma in a 76-year-old woman. She visited our hospital with difficulty in defecation. Magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography scan revealed a solid and cystic mass probably arising from the left ovary. Gross examination of the tumor obtained by an exploratory surgery showed a solid area in a simple cyst. The ovarian tumor was diagnosed as a high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC). Early in the post-operative course, this patient developed fever of unknown origin with central nervous system manifestations. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed multiple space-occupying lesions. When we reviewed the histological sections, atypical lymphocytes were found in the lumina of small vessels of almost the entire ovary. These cells were positive for CD20 and CD79a by immunohistochemistry. A diagnosis of IVLBCL coexisting with HGSC was finally made. Although radiation therapy for brain lesions was performed and rituximab was administered, she died two months after the operation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of IVLBCL incidentally identified in HGSC through microscopic examination. This case serves to create awareness of the rare event where IVLBCL may involve the ovary of patients who also have carcinoma in the organ. PMID:27334860

  20. Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for Postpartum Hemorrhage with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Outcome Assessment

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    An, Eun Jung; Kim, Young Hwan; Kwon, Bo Ra; Kim, See Hyung [Dept. of Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University College of Medicine, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-12-15

    We evaluated the efficacy and predictors of clinical outcome after transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Of 127 patients who underwent TAE for postpartum hemorrhage, 46 progressed to DIC (group 1), 81 showed normal range hematological parameters (group 2). We retrospectively evaluated etiology, embolization methods and the efficacy of TAE for intergroup comparison Pearson Chi-Square test and logistic regression model. Overall TAE failed to control bleeding in 9 patients in spite of technical success. Lower bleeding control rate was found in group 2 (82.6%) relative to group 1 (98.8%, p = 0.001). And embolization methods were not statistically different between two groups no statistically significant predictors associated with failed hemostasis except the amount of transfusion in group 1. Although bleeding control rate is lower in postpartum hemorrhage with DIC than without DIC, we believe that TAE with correction of DIC is an effective method for postpartum hemorrhage with DIC.

  1. A physics-based intravascular ultrasound image reconstruction method for lumen segmentation.

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    Mendizabal-Ruiz, Gerardo; Kakadiaris, Ioannis A

    2016-08-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) refers to the medical imaging technique consisting of a miniaturized ultrasound transducer located at the tip of a catheter that can be introduced in the blood vessels providing high-resolution, cross-sectional images of their interior. Current methods for the generation of an IVUS image reconstruction from radio frequency (RF) data do not account for the physics involved in the interaction between the IVUS ultrasound signal and the tissues of the vessel. In this paper, we present a novel method to generate an IVUS image reconstruction based on the use of a scattering model that considers the tissues of the vessel as a distribution of three-dimensional point scatterers. We evaluated the impact of employing the proposed IVUS image reconstruction method in the segmentation of the lumen/wall interface on 40MHz IVUS data using an existing automatic lumen segmentation method. We compared the results with those obtained using the B-mode reconstruction on 600 randomly selected frames from twelve pullback sequences acquired from rabbit aortas and different arteries of swine. Our results indicate the feasibility of employing the proposed IVUS image reconstruction for the segmentation of the lumen. PMID:27235803

  2. A difficult diagnosis case of prolonged thrombocytopenia with sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Yoshika, Masamichi; Komiyama, Yutaka; Hirakawa, Akihiko; Nakatani, Toshio; Takahashi, Hakuo

    2011-08-01

    A 19-year-old male was admitted because of the trauma due to sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and multiple organ failure (MOF). We treated with antibiotics, danaparoid, and continuous hemodiafiltration (CHDF). Once he recovered, but after several days, he had septic shock and MOF again. With treatment, the inflammation and MOF improved but the platelet count was less than 1.0 × 10( 4)/μL. Because of the usage of heparin, we suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and measured the HIT antibody and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13). Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia antibody was positive in the second sepsis but negative in the first sepsis. ADAMTS13 activity was low in both sepses. After stopping CHDF and the usage of heparin, his platelet count improved. Thrombocytopenia is the common and occasional condition for DIC. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is rare but they must be ruled out in thrombocytopenia with nontypical clinical course, and the assays for HIT antibody and ADAMTS13 activity are useful tools. PMID:20530051

  3. The clinical efficacy of extracorporeal and intravascular hemocorrection methods in psoriasis

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    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. The study of the influence of extracorporeal and intravascular hemocorrection methods (plasmapheresis, ultraviolet blood radiation, ozonetherapy and its combination on skin process and life quality in patients with extensive psoriasis. Methods. 253 patients with extensive psoriasis from the age of 18 to 72 have been investigated. PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index and dermatological index of life quality (DILQ have been used for treatment assessment. Results. The inclusion of efferent quantum and ozone therapy methods in the complex treatment of psoriasis has promoted to the more rapid and complete positive dynamics of skin process and the improvement of life quality. The use of plasmapheresis and its variations with photomodification or the ozone treatment of returning erythrocyte suspension has been the most effective. Plasmapheresis and its modifications are appropriateto be used in the complex treatment of the patients with severe forms of psoriasis. Conclusion: Further study of efferent quantum and ozone therapy methods and their wider use in psoriasis therapy and other chronic dermatosis seem to be promising.

  4. The potential value of intravascular ultrasound imaging in diagnosis of aortic intramural hematoma

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    Wei Hu; Francois Schiele; Nicolas Meneveau; Marie-France Seronde; Pierre Legalery; Jean-Francois Bonneville; Sidney Chocron; Jean-Pierre Bassand

    2011-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the potential value of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging in the diagnosis of aortic intramural hematoma (AIH).Methods From September 2002 to May 2005,a consecutive series of 15 patients with suspected aortic dissection (AD) underwent both IVUS imaging and spiral computed tomography (CT).Six patients diagnosed as acute type B AIH by CT or IVUS composed the present study group.Results The study group consisted of five males and one female with mean age of 66 years old.All of them had chest or back pain.In one patient,CT omitted a localized AIH and an associated penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU),which were detected by IVUS.In another patient,CT mistaken a partly thrombosed false lumen as an AIH,whereas IVUS detected a subtle intimal tear and slow moving blood in the false lumen.In the four rest patients,both CT and IVUS made the diagnosis of AIH,however,IVUS detected three PAUs in three of them,only one of them was also detected by CT,and two of them escaped initial CT and were confirmed by follow up CT or magnetic resonance imaging.Conclusions IVUS imaging is a safe examination and has high accuracy in the diagnosis of AIH,particularly for diagnosing localized AIH,distinguishing AIH with thrombosed classic AD and detecting accompanied small PAUs.

  5. Sonoclot coagulation analysis: a useful tool to predict mortality in overt disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Wan, Peng; Yu, Min; Qian, Min; Tong, Huasheng; Su, Lei

    2016-01-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) contributes to high mortality. The study was performed to investigate Sonoclot as a potential predictor of 30-day survival in overt DIC. This cohort included 237 consecutive critically ill patients with overt DIC, admitted to a 15-bed multidisciplinary ICU between July 2010 and July 2013. Hemostasis was analyzed with Sonoclot, including activated clotting time (ACT), clot rate, and platelet function, as well as routine clotting test at admission to the critical care center. Sonoclot variables differed in survivors and nonsurvivors. Mean ACT was prolonged (289.9 ± 200.5 vs. 194.8 ± 126.6 s; P < 0.001) and platelet function (1.2 ± 0.9 vs. 1.6 ± 1.2; P = 0.010) was reduced in nonsurvivors. The clot rate was not different. Cox proportional-hazard model showed that ACT and platelet function correlated independently with survival (P < 0.05). Kaplan-Meier survival curve analysis suggested that patients with one pathological Sonoclot findings have better outcome (P < 0.05). After ACT and platelet function were introduced, the receiver-operating characteristic area under the curve of model achieved 0.876 (P < 0.05), with a specificity of 82.6% and a sensitivity of 80.5% in prediction of 30-day survival by multivariate analyses. Our data suggest that the Sonoclot can predict mortality in critically ill patients with overt DIC.

  6. A novel thromboelastographic score to identify overt disseminated intravascular coagulation resulting in a hypocoagulable state.

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    Sharma, Prashant; Saxena, Renu

    2010-07-01

    Thromboelastography (TEM) yields a multitude of data that are complicated to analyze. We evaluated its value in identification of global coagulopathy in overt disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We studied 21 patients, each with International Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis scores of 5 or more (compatible with overt DIC) and less than 5 (suggestive of nonovert DIC), who underwent whole blood nonadditive TEM. A TEM score based on the reaction and kappa times, alpha angle, and maximum amplitude was defined as the total number of TEM parameters deranged in the direction of hypocoagulability. The TEM score at a cutoff of 2 or more achieved sensitivity of 95.2%, specificity of 81.0%, and the highest receiver operating characteristic area under the curve of all parameters of 0.957 for identifying overt DIC. Individual TEM parameters correlated variably with conventional tests. Their combination into a cohesive TEM score possibly better captured the multiple hemostatic derangements occurring in DIC. The TEM score may bring objectivity to the analysis of TEM data.

  7. Poor prognosis of hypocoagulability assessed by thrombin generation assay in disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Lee, Kyunghoon; Kim, Ji-Eun; Kwon, Jihyun; Kim, Inho; Yoon, Sung-Soo; Park, Seonyang; Han, Kyou-Sup; Kim, Hyun Kyung

    2014-04-01

    Overall assessment of the hemostatic system including procoagulant and anticoagulant changes may help assess the clinical status and prognosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The thrombin generation assay provides useful information about the global hemostatic status. Therefore, we measured several parameters of global hemostatic potential by the thrombin generation assay in patients suspected of having DIC. A total of 114 patients with suspected DIC were included. The thrombin generation assay was performed on the calibrated automated thrombogram using tissue factor with or without the addition of thrombomodulin, showing three parameters: lag time, endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), and peak thrombin. Both 1 and 5 pmol/l tissue factor-stimulated ETP and peak thrombin were well correlated with DIC severity. Interestingly, antithrombin level greatly affected ETP, whereas protein C influenced lag time. Prognostic analysis revealed that the area under the curve of peak thrombin stimulated by 1 pmol/l tissue factor was superior to that of D-dimer. Moreover, multivariate Cox analysis showed that the lag time and time to peak with both 1 and 5 pmol/l tissue factor were independent prognostic markers. ETP and peak thrombin well reflect DIC severity. Hypocoagulability manifesting as prolonged lag time and time to peak is expected to be an independent prognostic marker in DIC.

  8. Anticoagulant therapy for sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation: the view from Japan.

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    Iba, T; Gando, S; Thachil, J

    2014-07-01

    The current management of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is based on aggressive treatment of the underlying condition and resuscitation with appropriate blood products. Anticoagulant therapy has appeared and disappeared in the different guidelines and important documents detailing the treatment of DIC. For example, Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, the 'global standard' for the management of severe sepsis, had recombinant activated protein C highly recommended in the original version, but this was withdrawn in the latest version due to the lack of evidence. In contrast, recent international guidance released from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis has introduced the potential efficacy of other agents. In sepsis-related DIC, the basis for anticoagulant therapy comes from the mounting evidence for the anti-inflammatory effects which these agents possess and can prove beneficial in septic situations. Several studies have clearly shown the important cross-talk between coagulation and inflammation in patients with sepsis. More recently, neutrophil extracellular traps and damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs), especially histones, have been demonstrated to play a crucial role in the coagulopathy of sepsis. Once again, the natural anticoagulants have an important function in neutralizing the effects of DAMPs and histones. In this review, in addition to examining the important role of anticoagulants in the septic milieu, the clinical studies examining antithrombin, recombinant thrombomodulin and plasma-derived activated protein C are detailed. However, large-scale randomized controlled trials are yet to be performed, with important consideration of the timing, dosage and duration of treatment.

  9. Treatment Effects of Xuebijing Injection in Severe Septic Patients with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Qin Yin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The treatment effects of Xuebijing (XBJ injection in severe septic patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC were investigated in this study. 171 severe septic patients with DIC were divided into the control group (n=83 or intervention group (n=88. Routine therapies were administered in both groups, and XBJ injection was administered additionally in the intervention group. Incidence of DIC, clinical severity scores, and coagulation parameters at 7 days after administration of XBJ injection were compared between the two groups, and short-term prognosis was evaluated by 28-day mortality. Compared with the control group, incidence of DIC in the intervention group was significantly lower at 7 days after administration of XBJ injection (P<0.001. In addition, differences of platelet count and prothrombin time were significantly greater in the intervention group than in the control group (P all <0.05, and similar results were also found for differences of the Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis score and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score (P all <0.05. Furthermore, 28-day mortality was significantly lower in the intervention group (P=0.034. These results demonstrate that XBJ injection can effectively treat DIC caused by severe sepsis and improve short-term prognosis of severe septic patients with DIC.

  10. Global fibrinolytic capacity in pediatric patients with sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Bay, Ali; Oner, Ahmet Faik; Kose, Dogan; Dogan, Murat

    2006-10-01

    There are many complex pathophysiologic changes of the coagulation system in sepsis. The fibrinolytic system was evaluated in septic children using the global fibrinolytic capacity (GFC), a new technique reflecting the overall fibrinolytic activity. The study consisted of 24 children with sepsis, 36 children with sepsis plus disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and 20 healthy age-matched control individuals. Compared with controls, 86% of sepsis patients and 87% of sepsis plus DIC patients had decreased GFC levels. Between the sepsis plus DIC and sepsis groups there was no significant difference in terms of GFC levels. While 19 patients (52.7%) died in the sepsis plus DIC group, only three patients (12.5%) died in the sepsis group. When survivors and nonsurvivors were compared in terms of coagulation tests, there were significant differences for protein C, antithrombin, platelet, fibrinogen, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, prothrombin time, and white blood cell values. In conclusion, the level of GFC reduced in most of the pediatric sepsis patients but no difference was observed between patients with sepsis and patients with sepsis plus DIC. While inhibition of fibrinolysis is an important finding in sepsis, the mortality is mainly associated with the presence of end-organ damage and the status of coagulation parameters.

  11. Low ADAMTS-13 activity during hemorrhagic events with disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Chinen, Yoshiaki; Kuroda, Junya; Ohshiro, Muneo; Shimura, Yuji; Mizutani, Shinsuke; Nagoshi, Hisao; Sasaki, Nana; Nakayama, Ryuko; Kiyota, Miki; Yamamoto-Sugitani, Mio; Kobayashi, Tsutomu; Matsumoto, Yosuke; Horiike, Shigeo; Taniwaki, Masafumi

    2013-04-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening complication, and its control is essential for therapeutic success. Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin alfa (rTM) is a novel therapeutic agent for DIC. The efficacy of rTM in the treatment of DIC is reportedly superior to that of conventional anti-DIC treatments, such as unfractionated heparin or low molecular weight heparin, but hemorrhagic events occasionally interfere with the therapeutic benefits of rTM. We assessed the clinical features of 20 consecutive patients who were given rTM for DIC associated with various hematologic disorders. Eight patients achieved remission of both primary disease and DIC, eight died due to progression of the primary disease, and four died of various hemorrhagic complications. Assessment of 16 biomarkers for coagulation showed that the four patients who died of hemorrhagic complications despite remission of their primary disease showed lower ADAMTS-13 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin Type 1 motif, member 13) plasma activity than other patients (P = 0.016). The optimal cut-off level of ADAMTS-13 for predicting risk of hemorrhagic complications was 42 % (P = 0.007). Plasma ADAMTS-13 activity determined at diagnosis of DIC may help predict the risk of hemorrhagic events during and/or following DIC treatment with hematologic disorders.

  12. Current Pathological and Laboratory Considerations in the Diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

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    Toh, Cheng Hock; Alhamdi, Yasir; Abrams, Simon T

    2016-11-01

    Systemically sustained thrombin generation in vivo is the hallmark of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Typically, this is in response to a progressing disease state that is associated with significant cellular injury. The etiology could be infectious or noninfectious, with the main pathophysiological mechanisms involving cross-activation among coagulation, innate immunity, and inflammatory responses. This leads to consumption of both pro- and anticoagulant factors as well as endothelial dysfunction and disrupted homeostasis at the blood vessel wall interface. In addition to the release of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) following cellular activation and damage, respectively, there is the release of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) such as extracellular histones and cell-free DNA. Extracellular histones are increasingly recognized as significantly pathogenic in critical illnesses through direct cell toxicity, the promotion of thrombin generation, and the induction of neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. Clinically, high circulating levels of histones and histone-DNA complexes are associated with multiorgan failure, DIC, and adverse patient outcomes. Their measurements as well as that of other DAMPs and molecular markers of thrombin generation are not yet applicable in the routine diagnostic laboratory. To provide a practical diagnostic tool for acute DIC, a composite scoring system using rapidly available coagulation tests is recommended by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Its usefulness and limitations are discussed alongside the advances and unanswered questions in DIC pathogenesis.

  13. Imaging manifestations of intravascular leiomyoma involving the right atrium: a case report and literature review

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    Ouyang, Aimei; Su, Xinyou; Li, Shujing; Li, Kun; Wang, Jian

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study is to investigate the imaging features of intravascular leiomyoma (IVL) involving the heart and the imaging techniques in the diagnosis of this disease. The imaging features of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), the clinical data and the pathological data of a case of IVL involving the right atrium were retrospectively analyzed and the literatures were reviewed. A 42-year-old woman was admitted to Jinan Central Hospital with a 7-day history of lower extremity weakness, chest tightness and short breath. Contrast-enhanced CT scanning revealed that there was a mass in the inferior vena cava and right atrium, which was heterogeneously enhanced. There was a gap between the vessel wall and the mass. Spiral CT scanning with multiplanner reformation (MPR) reconstruction revealed the morphology, scope and extension pathways of the tumor clearly. Ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also played important roles in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of IVL. To the patients with a history of uterine fibroids, spiral CT scanning, US and MRI could be used to improve the correct diagnosis rates of IVL before surgery. PMID:26379990

  14. Paediatricians’ referral preference of patients with embolised intravascular foreign bodies: a survey-based study

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: Central line insertion is a routine procedure in medical practice. Dislodgement of lines into the vascular system is a rare complication. We noticed that paediatric health care providers (PHCP contact the cardiac or general paediatric surgeon for extraction of dislodged lines more frequently than using the less invasive percutaneous approach. Aim: To study the referral preference of PHCP for patient with embolised intravascular foreign bodies. Methods: A questionnaire with three questions was distributed to PHCP of all paediatric subspecialties, including surgery, in two tertiary care centres. The questions were about the total number of patients seen with central line, experience with complications, and preferred specialty for removal of dislodged central lines. Results: The questionnaire was distributed to 128 professionals. The response rate was 79% (n=101. Incomplete answers (n=14 were excluded. The grades of responders were senior consultants 18%, junior consultants 38%, and residents 43%. Thirty nine percent of care providers experienced dislodgement or fragmentation of central lines. The majority (82% prefer to refer the patients for surgical removal. Conclusions: Most PHCP in the selected hospitals prefer to refer patients with embolised foreign bodies in the vascular system for surgical removal. The local health policy should be updated for the use of the alternative percutaneous approach.

  15. Micromachined PIN-PMN-PT crystal composite transducer for high-frequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging.

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    Li, Xiang; Ma, Teng; Tian, Jian; Han, Pengdi; Zhou, Qifa; Shung, K Kirk

    2014-07-01

    In this paper, we report the use of micromachined PbIn1/2Nb1/2O3-PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3-PbTiO 3 (PIN-PMNPT) single crystal 1-3 composite material for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging application. The effective electromechanical coupling coefficient kt(eff) of the composite was measured to be 0.75 to 0.78. Acoustic impedance was estimated to be 20 MRayl. Based on the composite, needle-type and flexible-type IVUS transducers were fabricated. The composite transducer achieved an 86% bandwidth at the center frequency of 41 MHz, which resulted in a 43 μm axial resolution. Ex vivo IVUS imaging was conducted to demonstrate the improvement of axial resolution. The composite transducer was capable of identifying the three layers of a cadaver coronary artery specimen with high resolution. The PIN-PMN-PT-based composite has superior piezoelectric properties comparable to PMN-PT-based composite and its thermal stability is higher than PMN-PT. PIN-PMN-PT crystal can be an alternative approach for fabricating high-frequency composite, instead of using PMN-PT. PMID:24960706

  16. Intravascular optical coherence tomography to characterize tissue deformation during angioplasty: preliminary experiments with artery phantoms

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    Azarnoush, Hamed; Vergnole, Sébastien; Pazos, Valérie; Bisaillon, Charles-Étienne; Boulet, Benoit; Lamouche, Guy

    2012-09-01

    We explored the potential of intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) to assess deformation during angioplasty balloon inflation. Using a semi-compliant balloon and artery phantoms, we considered two experimental scenarios. The goal for the first scenario was to investigate if variation in the elasticity of the structure surrounding the balloon could be sensed by IVOCT monitoring. In this scenario, we used three single-layer phantoms with various mechanical properties. Image analysis was performed to extract the inner and outer diameters of the phantoms at various pressures. The goal for the second scenario was twofold. First, we investigated the IVOCT capability to monitor a more complex balloon inflation process. The balloon was in a folded state prior to inflation. This allowed studying two stages of deformation: during balloon unfolding and during balloon expansion. Second, we investigated IVOCT capability to monitor the deformation in a three-layer phantom used to better mimic a true artery. So, not only were the IVOCT images processed to provide the inner and outer diameters of the phantom, but the layer thicknesses were also determined. In both scenarios, IVOCT monitoring revealed to be very efficient in providing relevant information about the phantom deformation during balloon inflation.

  17. Coronary atherosclerosis is already ongoing in pre-diabeticstatus: Insight from intravascular imaging modalities

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    Osamu Kurihara; Masamichi Takano; Yoshihiko Seino; Wataru Shimizu; Kyoichi Mizuno

    2015-01-01

    Diabetes mellitus is a powerful risk factor of coronaryartery disease (CAD), leading to death and disability.In recent years, given the accumulating evidence thatprediabetes is also related to increasing risk of CADincluding cardiovascular events, a new guideline hasbeen proposed for the treatment of blood cholesterolfor primary prevention of cardiovascular events. Thisguideline recommends aggressive lipid-lowering statintherapy for primary prevention in diabetes and otherpatients. The ultimate goal of patient managementis to inhibit progression of systemic atherosclerosisand prevent fatal cardiovascular events such as acutecoronary syndrome (ACS). Because disruption ofatherosclerotic coronary plaques is a trigger of ACS,the high-risk atheroma is called a vulnerable plaque.Several types of novel diagnostic imaging technologieshave been developed for identifying the characteristicsof coronary atherosclerosis before the onset of ACS,especially vulnerable plaques. According to coronaryangioscopic evaluation, atherosclerosis severity andplaque vulnerability were more advanced in prediabeticthan in nondiabetic patients and comparable to thatin diabetic patients. In addition, pharmacologicalintervention by statin therapy changed plaque color andcomplexity, and the dynamic changes in plaque featuresare considered plaque stabilization. In this article, wereview the findings of atherosclerosis in prediabetes,detected by intravascular imaging modalities, and thetherapeutic implications.

  18. Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with massive disseminated intravascular coagulopathy treated with systemic chemotherapy.

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    Yoon, Byung Gyu; Baek, Hee Jo; Oh, Burm Seok; Han, Dong Kyun; Choi, Yoo Duk; Kook, Hoon

    2015-12-01

    It is uncommon for pediatric patients with rhabdomyosarcoma to present with clinical and/or laboratory features of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report a case of metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma with severe bleeding because of DIC in a 13-year-old boy. He experienced persistent oozing at the site of a previous operation, gross hematuria, and massive epistaxis. Two weeks after initiating combination chemotherapy consisting of vincristine, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide, the patients' laboratory indications of DIC began to resolve. During this period, the patient received massive blood transfusion of a total of 311 units (26 units of red blood cells, 26 units of fresh frozen plasma, 74 units of platelet concentrates, 17 units of single donor platelets, and 168 units of cryoprecipitate), antithrombin-III and a synthetic protease inhibitor. Despite chemotherapy and radiation therapy, he died 1 year later because of disease progression. In children with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma and massive DIC, prompt chemotherapy and aggressive supportive care is important to decrease malignancy-triggered procoagulant activities.

  19. First clinical pilot study with intravascular polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (Conference Presentation)

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    Villiger, Martin; Karanasos, Antonios; Ren, Jian; Lippok, Norman; Shishkov, Milen; Daemen, Joost; Van Mieghem, Nicolas; Diletti, Roberto; Valgimigli, Marco; van Geuns, Robert-Jan; de Jaegere, Peter; Zijlstra, Felix; van Soest, Gijs; Nadkarni, Seemantini; Regar, Evelyn; Bouma, Brett E.

    2016-02-01

    Polarization sensitive (PS) OCT measures the polarization states of the light backscattered by tissue and provides measures of tissue birefringence and depolarization in addition to the structural OCT signal. Ex vivo studies have demonstrated that birefringence is increased in tissue rich in collagen and with elevated smooth muscle cell content. Preliminary data further suggests that depolarization can identify regions of macrophage infiltration, lipid, and irregularly arranged collagen fibers. These are important aspects of the mechanical integrity and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques. To evaluate the potential of PS-OCT in the clinical setting, we combined our custom PS-OCT system with commercially available OCT catheters (Fastview, Terumo Corporation) and performed a pilot study in 30 patients, scheduled to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on the grounds of stable or unstable angina. A total of 82 pullbacks in 39 vessels were performed, either in the native coronary arteries or post procedure. Comparing consecutive pullbacks of the same coronary artery, we found excellent agreement between the polarization features in the repeat pullbacks, validating the repeatability and robustness of PS-OCT in the clinical in vivo setting. In addition we observed that the birefringence and depolarization features vary significantly across lesions with identical structural OCT appearance, suggesting morphological subtypes. This first human pilot study proved the feasibility and robustness of intravascular PS-OCT. PS-OCT achieves improved tissue characterization and may help in identifying high-risk plaques, with the potential to ultimately improve risk stratification and help guiding PCI.

  20. Current Pathological and Laboratory Considerations in the Diagnosis of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

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    Toh, Cheng Hock; Alhamdi, Yasir; Abrams, Simon T

    2016-11-01

    Systemically sustained thrombin generation in vivo is the hallmark of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Typically, this is in response to a progressing disease state that is associated with significant cellular injury. The etiology could be infectious or noninfectious, with the main pathophysiological mechanisms involving cross-activation among coagulation, innate immunity, and inflammatory responses. This leads to consumption of both pro- and anticoagulant factors as well as endothelial dysfunction and disrupted homeostasis at the blood vessel wall interface. In addition to the release of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and soluble thrombomodulin (sTM) following cellular activation and damage, respectively, there is the release of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) such as extracellular histones and cell-free DNA. Extracellular histones are increasingly recognized as significantly pathogenic in critical illnesses through direct cell toxicity, the promotion of thrombin generation, and the induction of neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation. Clinically, high circulating levels of histones and histone-DNA complexes are associated with multiorgan failure, DIC, and adverse patient outcomes. Their measurements as well as that of other DAMPs and molecular markers of thrombin generation are not yet applicable in the routine diagnostic laboratory. To provide a practical diagnostic tool for acute DIC, a composite scoring system using rapidly available coagulation tests is recommended by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Its usefulness and limitations are discussed alongside the advances and unanswered questions in DIC pathogenesis. PMID:27578502

  1. Recent advances in disseminated intravascular coagulation: endothelial cells and fibrinolysis in sepsis-induced DIC.

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    Madoiwa, Seiji

    2015-01-01

    Endothelial cells are highly active, sensing and responding to signals from extracellular environments. They act as gatekeepers, mediating the recruitment and extravasation of proinflammatory leukocytes to the sites of tissue damage or infection. Endothelial cells participate in fibrinolysis by secreting tissue-type plasminogen activator, which converts plasminogen to active enzyme plasmin through constitutive and regulated pathways. Fibrinolysis systems and inflammation are tightly linked, as both responses are major host defense systems against both healing processes of tissue repair as well as pathogenic microorganisms. Endothelial cell dysfunction is one of the early signs of systemic inflammation, and it is a trigger of multiple organ failure in sepsis. The marked increase in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 level causes fibrinolytic shutdown in endotoxemia or sepsis and is one of the most important predictors of multiple organ dysfunction during sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Leukocytes exhibit the first-line response to microorganisms. Leukocyte-derived elastase degrades cross-linked fibrin to yield molecular species distinct from those generated by plasmin. The alternative systems for fibrinolysis that interact with the plasminogen activator-plasmin systems may play crucial roles in the lysis of fibrin clots in sepsis-induced DIC. PMID:27408725

  2. Local hemostasis, immunothrombosis, and systemic disseminated intravascular coagulation in trauma and traumatic shock.

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    Gando, Satoshi; Otomo, Yasuhiro

    2015-01-01

    Knowing the pathophysiology of trauma-induced coagulopathy is important for the management of severely injured trauma patients. The aims of this review are to provide a summary of the recent advances in our understanding of thrombosis and hemostasis following trauma and to discuss the pathogenesis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) at an early stage of trauma. Local hemostasis and thrombosis respectively act to induce physiological wound healing of injuries and innate immune responses to damaged-self following trauma. However, if overwhelmed by systemic inflammation caused by extensive tissue damage and tissue hypoperfusion, both of these processes foster systemic DIC associated with pathological fibrin(ogen)olysis. This is called DIC with the fibrinolytic phenotype, which is characterized by the activation of coagulation, consumption coagulopathy, insufficient control of coagulation, and increased fibrin(ogen)olysis. Irrespective of microvascular thrombosis, the condition shows systemic thrombin generation as well as its activation in the circulation and extensive damage to the microvasculature endothelium. DIC with the fibrinolytic phenotype gives rise to oozing-type non-surgical bleeding and greatly affects the prognosis of trauma patients. The coexistences of hypothermia, acidosis, and dilution aggravate DIC and lead to so-called trauma-induced coagulopathy. He that would know what shall be must consider what has been. The Analects of Confucius. PMID:25886801

  3. Fast retrieval of calcification from sequential intravascular ultrasound gray-scale images.

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    Zheng, Sun; Bing-Ru, Liu

    2016-08-12

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-based tissue characterization is invaluable for the computer-aided diagnosis and interventional treatment of cardiac vessel diseases. Although the analysis of raw backscattered signals allows more accurate plaque characterization than gray-scale images, its applications are limited due to its nature of electrocardiogram-gated acquisition. Images acquired by IVUS devices that do not allow the acquisition of raw signals cannot be characterized. To address these limitations, we developed a method for fast frame-by-frame retrieval and location of calcification according to the jump features of radial gray-level variation curves from sequential IVUS gray-scale images. The proposed method consists of three main steps: (1) radial gray-level variation curves are extracted from each filtered polar view, (2) sequential images are preliminarily queried according to the maximal slopes of radial gray-level variation curves, and finally, (3) key frames that include calcification are selected through checking the gray-level features of successive pixel columns in the preliminary results. Experimental results with clinically acquired in vivo data sets indicate key frames that include calcification can be retrieved with the advantages of simplicity, high efficiency, and accuracy. Recognition results correlate well with manual characterization results obtained by experienced physicians and through virtual histology. PMID:27567774

  4. The virtual histology intravascular ultrasound appearance of newly placed drug-eluting stents.

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    Kim, Sang-Wook; Mintz, Gary S; Hong, Young-Joon; Pakala, Rajbabu; Park, Kyung-Sook; Pichard, Augusto D; Satler, Lowell F; Kent, Kenneth M; Suddath, William O; Waksman, Ron; Weissman, Neil J

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    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is used before and after intervention and at follow-up to assess the quality of the acute result as well as the long-term effects of stent implantation. Virtual histology (VH) IVUS classifies tissue into fibrous and fibrofatty plaque, dense calcium, and necrotic core. Although most interventional procedures include stent implantation, VH IVUS classification of stent metal has not been validated. In this study, the VH IVUS appearance of acutely implanted stents was assessed in 27 patients (30 lesions). Most stent struts (80%) appeared white (misclassified as "calcium") surrounded by red (misclassified as "necrotic core"); 2% appeared just white, and 17% were not detectable (compared with grayscale IVUS because of the software-imposed gray medial stripe). The rate of "white surrounded by red" was similar over the lengths of the stents; however, undetectable struts were mostly at the distal edges (31%). Quantitatively, including the struts within the regions of interest increased the amount of "calcium" from 0.23 +/- 0.35 to 1.07 +/- 0.66 mm(2) (p stents have an appearance that can be misclassified by VH IVUS as "calcium with or without necrotic core." It is important not to overinterpret VH IVUS studies of chronically implanted stents when this appearance is observed at follow-up. A separate classification for stent struts is necessary to avoid these misconceptions and misclassifications.

  5. A random walk-based method for segmentation of intravascular ultrasound images

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    Yan, Jiayong; Liu, Hong; Cui, Yaoyao

    2014-04-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is an important imaging technique that is used to study vascular wall architecture for diagnosis and assessment of the vascular diseases. Segmentation of lumen and media-adventitia boundaries from IVUS images is a basic and necessary step for quantitative assessment of the vascular walls. Due to ultrasound speckles, artifacts and individual differences, automated segmentation of IVUS images represents a challenging task. In this paper, a random walk based method is proposed for fully automated segmentation of IVUS images. Robust and accurate determination of the seed points for different regions is the key to successful use of the random walk algorithm in segmentation of IVUS images and is the focus of our work. The presented method mainly comprises five steps: firstly, the seed points inside the lumen and outside the adventitia are roughly estimated with intensity information, respectively; secondly, the seed points outside the adventitia are refined, and those of the media are determined through the results of applying random walk to the IVUS image with the roughly estimated seed points; thirdly, the media-adventitia boundary is detected by using random walk with the seed points obtained in the second step and the image gradient; fourthly, the seed points for media and lumen are refined; finally, the lumen boundary is extracted by using random walk again with the seed points obtained in the fourth step and the image gradient. The tests of the proposed algorithm on the in vivo dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of the presented IVUS image segmentation approach.

  6. The Imaging Modulography Technique Revisited for High-Definition Intravascular Ultrasound: Theoretical Framework.

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    Tacheau, Antoine; Le Floc'h, Simon; Finet, Gérard; Doyley, Marvin M; Pettigrew, Roderic I; Cloutier, Guy; Ohayon, Jacques

    2016-03-01

    Mechanical characterization of atherosclerotic lesions remains an essential step for the detection of vulnerable plaques (VPs). Recently, an intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) elasticity reconstruction method (iMOD) has been tested in vivo by our group. The major limitation of iMOD is the need to estimate the strain field in the entire VP despite attenuated depth penetration signals when using high-definition (HD) IVUS systems. Therefore, an extended iMOD approach (E-iMOD) was designed and applied to coronary lesions of patients imaged in vivo with IVUS. The E-iMOD method (i) quantified necrotic core areas with a mean absolute relative error of 3.5 ± 3.5% and (ii) identified Young's moduli of the necrotic cores and fibrous regions with mean values of 5.7 ± 0.8 kPa and 794.5 ± 22.0 kPa instead of 5 kPa and 800 kPa, respectively. This study demonstrates the potential of the improved HD-IVUS modulography technique E-iMOD to characterize coronary VPs.

  7. Detection of coronary plaques using MR coronary vessel wall imaging: validation of findings with intravascular ultrasound

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    Gerretsen, Suzanne; Engelshoven, Jos M.A. van; Kooi, M.E. [Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Maastricht (Netherlands); Maastricht University, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht (Netherlands); Kessels, Alfons G. [Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Technical Assessment, Maastricht (Netherlands); Nelemans, Patty J. [Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht (Netherlands); Dijkstra, Jouke; Reiber, Johan H.C.; Geest, Rob J. van der [Leiden University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Division of image processing (LKEB), Leiden (Netherlands); Katoh, Marcus [HELIOS Clinic, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Krefeld (Germany); Waltenberger, Johannes [University of Muenster, Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Muenster (Germany); Botnar, Rene M. [King' s College, Imaging Sciences Division, London (United Kingdom); Leiner, Tim [Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Maastricht (Netherlands); Maastricht University, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht (Netherlands); Utrecht University Medical Centre, Department of Radiology, Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2013-01-15

    Compared with X-ray coronary angiography (CAG), magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary vessel wall (MR-CVW) may provide more information about plaque burden and coronary remodelling. We compared MR-CVW with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), the standard of reference for coronary vessel wall imaging, with regard to plaque detection and wall thickness measurements. In this study 17 patients with chest pain, who had been referred for CAG, were included. Patients underwent IVUS and MR-CVW imaging of the right coronary artery (RCA). Subsequently, the coronary vessel wall was analysed for the presence and location of coronary plaques. Fifty-two matching RCA regions of interest were available for comparison. There was good agreement between IVUS and MR-CVW for qualitative assessment of presence of disease, with a sensitivity of 94% and specificity of 76%. Wall thickness measurements demonstrated a significant difference between mean wall thickness on IVUS and MR-CVW (0.48 vs 1.24 mm, P < 0.001), but great heterogeneity between wall thickness measurements, resulting in a low correlation between IVUS and MR-CVW. MR-CVW has high sensitivity for the detection of coronary vessel wall thickening in the RCA compared with IVUS. However, the use of MRI for accurate absolute wall thickness measurements is not supported when a longitudinal acquisition orientation is used. (orig.)

  8. Detection of coronary plaques using MR coronary vessel wall imaging: validation of findings with intravascular ultrasound

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    Compared with X-ray coronary angiography (CAG), magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary vessel wall (MR-CVW) may provide more information about plaque burden and coronary remodelling. We compared MR-CVW with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), the standard of reference for coronary vessel wall imaging, with regard to plaque detection and wall thickness measurements. In this study 17 patients with chest pain, who had been referred for CAG, were included. Patients underwent IVUS and MR-CVW imaging of the right coronary artery (RCA). Subsequently, the coronary vessel wall was analysed for the presence and location of coronary plaques. Fifty-two matching RCA regions of interest were available for comparison. There was good agreement between IVUS and MR-CVW for qualitative assessment of presence of disease, with a sensitivity of 94% and specificity of 76%. Wall thickness measurements demonstrated a significant difference between mean wall thickness on IVUS and MR-CVW (0.48 vs 1.24 mm, P < 0.001), but great heterogeneity between wall thickness measurements, resulting in a low correlation between IVUS and MR-CVW. MR-CVW has high sensitivity for the detection of coronary vessel wall thickening in the RCA compared with IVUS. However, the use of MRI for accurate absolute wall thickness measurements is not supported when a longitudinal acquisition orientation is used. (orig.)

  9. Autologous bone marrow transplantation in a dog with lymphoma: a clinical study Transplante autólogo de medula óssea em um cão com linfoma: ensaio clínico

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    Maria Luísa Buffo de Cápua

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study is to provide the first report of bone marrow transplantation (BMT in dogs in Brazil. A Rottweiler with cutaneous lymphoma was submitted to a twelve-week Madison-Wisconsin chemotherapy protocol followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation. For this, 10mL kg-1 of bone marrow was collected simultaneously from both iliac crests and cryopreserved in a freezer at -80°C. The conditioning step was performed by administering cyclophosphamide by intravenous route at 400mg m-2. Bone marrow was reinfused after defrosting in a water bath at 37°C. Bone marrow nucleated cell counts before and after freezing, showed a small relative loss of nucleated cells (35.10 and 31.80x10³µL-1 , respectively. Cyclophosphamide induced neutropenia which was reverted by a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF capable of stimulating hematopoetic reconstitution. On the day 360 after transplant the patient was found to be in complete remission. This study indicates that autologous BMT in a dog with lymphoma submitted to myelosuppressive chemotherapy was potentially safe and effective.Este estudo teve como objetivo descrever o primeiro relato de transplante de medula óssea (TMO em cães no Brasil. Para tanto, um rottweiller com linfoma cutâneo foi submetido ao protocolo quimioterápico de Madison-Wisconsin pelo período de 12 semanas, seguido pelo transplante autólogo de medula óssea. Para tanto, 10mL kg-1 de medula óssea foram coletados de ambas as cristas ilíacas do paciente, simultaneamente; sendo o volume final criopreservado em freezer a -80°C. A etapa de condicionamento foi realizada com a administração da ciclofosfamida, por via intravenosa, na dose de 400mg m-2. A reinfusão da medula óssea foi realizada após o descongelamento da bolsa em banho-maria a 37°C. As contagens de células nucleadas de alíquotas obtidas da bolsa de medula óssea antes do congelamento e após o descongelamento demonstram pequena perda

  10. Análisis molecular de la longitud telomérica en linfomas foliculares: Su participación en la progresión tumoral Molecular analysis of telomere length in follicular lymphomas. Its participation in tumor progression

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    Alejandra S. H. Cottliar

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    Full Text Available Los telómeros son estructuras esenciales para el mantenimiento de la integridad cromosómica y la capacidad replicativa de la célula. La reducción de la longitud telomérica (LT aumenta la probabilidad de producir errores capaces de generar cambios genómicos importantes para el desarrollo neoplásico, determinando desbalances de material genético. En este trabajo se evaluó la LT mediante el análisis de fragmentos de restricción terminal (TRF en médula ósea y/o biopsia ganglionar de 36 pacientes (edad media: 54.2 años; rango 29-77 años; 21 varones: 29 con linfoma folicular (LF al diagnóstico y 7 con linfoma B difuso a células grandes secundario a LF (LBDCG-S. Se efectuó el análisis del rearreglo molecular del gen BCL-2 por PCR anidada y de larga distancia. Las medias de TRF en LF (4.18±0.18 Kb y LBDCG-S (3.31±0.25 Kb resultaron significativamente menores que en controles (8.50±0.50 Kb (pTelomeres are essential for maintaining chromosomal integrity and stability. We studied here telomere length (TL in bone marrow and/or lymph node from 36 patients: 29 with follicular lymphoma (FL at diagnosis and 7 with diffuse large B cell lymphoma secondary to FL (S-DLBCL. TL was evaluated using terminal restriction fragments (TRF assay. BCL-2 gene rearrangement was analyzed by nested and long distance PCR. Mean TRF values showed significant telomere shortening in FL (4.18±0.18 Kb and S-DLBCL (3.31±0.25 Kb respect to controls (8.50±0.50 Kb (p<0.001. Differences between both histological subtypes (p=0.036 were also detected. Moreover, the samples positive for BCL-2 rearrangements showed longer TL (4.25±0.19 Kb than the negative ones (3.39±0.30 Kb (p=0.023. A trend to telomere shortening was observed when Major Breakpoint Region (MBR-J H, minor cluster region (mcr-J H and BCL-2 negative patients were compared (4.35±0.21 Kb; 3.84±0.45 Kb and 3.39±0.30 Kb, respectively. Our results show a TL reduction in FL and S-DLBCL, with significant

  11. Insuficiência respiratória aguda causada por pneumonia em organização secundária à terapia antineoplásica para linfoma não Hodgkin

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    Adriell Ramalho Santana

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    Full Text Available Doenças difusas do parênquima pulmonar pertencem a um grupo de doenças de evolução geralmente subaguda ou crônica, mas que podem determinar insuficiência respiratória aguda. Paciente masculino, 37 anos, em terapia para linfoma não Hodgkin, admitido com tosse seca, febre, dispneia e insuficiência respiratória aguda hipoxêmica. Iniciadas ventilação mecânica e antibioticoterapia, porém houve evolução desfavorável. Tomografia computadorizada de tórax mostrava opacidades pulmonares em "vidro fosco" bilaterais. Devido ao paciente ter feito uso de três drogas relacionadas à pneumonia em organização (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina e rituximabe e quadros clínico e radiológico serem sugestivos, iniciou-se pulsoterapia com metilprednisolona com boa resposta. Pneumonia em organização pode ser idiopática ou associada a colagenoses, drogas e neoplasias, e geralmente responde bem a corticoterapia. O diagnóstico é anatomopatológico, mas condições clínicas do paciente não permitiam a realização de biópsia pulmonar. Pneumonia em organização deve ser diagnóstico diferencial em pacientes com aparente pneumonia de evolução desfavorável ao tratamento antimicrobiano.

  12. Hyperinfection by Strongyloides stercoralis probably associated with Rituximab in a patient with mantle cell lymphoma and hyper eosinophilia Hiperinfección por Strongyloides stercoralis probablemente asociada con Rituximab en una paciente con linfoma e hipereosinofilia

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    Renzo Nino Incani

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    Full Text Available The first report to our knowledge, of hyperinfection by Strongyloides stercoralis (HS and hypereosinophilia, associated to immune suppression by Rituximab (the only drug received for the last one year and 10 months, in a patient with mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL, is presented. The patient has a 3-year history of MCL, and developed two accesses of HS during 2008, including meningitis, pneumonia and presence of larvae of S. stercoralis in the lungs. We had a unique chance to look at cytotoxicity of filariform larvae in the expectoration after Ivermectin treatment, showing immobilization and death of larvae, associated with eosinophils attached to the cuticle of the parasite.Se presenta el primer reporte, hasta donde tengamos información, de hiperinfección por Strongyloides stercoralis (HS e hipereosinofilia asociados a inmunosupresión por Rituximab (el único medicamento recibido durante 1 año y 10 meses, en un paciente con linfoma de células del manto (LCM. La paciente tuvo una historia de 3 años con LCM, y desarrolló 2 accesos de HS durante el 2008, incluyendo meningitis, neumonía y presencia de larvas de S. stercoralis en los pulmones. Se tuvo la oportunidad única de observar la citotoxicidad contra las larvas filariformes en la expectoración, luego del tratamiento con Ivermectina, mostrando la inmovilización y muerte de las larvas, asociada a la presencia de eosinófilos adheridos a la cutícula del parásito.

  13. Linfoma cutáneo de células T Revisión del tema con énfasis en la inmunopatogénesis = Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: Review with emphasis on immunophatogenesis

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    Duque Giraldo, Victoria Eugenia

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    Full Text Available Bajo el término linfoma cutáneo de células T (LCCT se agrupa una serie de enfermedades que tienen en común la presencia de un clon maligno de células T y la afectación de la piel. La micosis fungoide (MF es la forma más común de LCCT, seguida por el síndrome de Sèzary (SS. La causa definitiva de la MF es desconocida. El inmunofenotipo de la mayoría de los casos de MF es de células T de memoria CD3+CD4+CD45RO+CLA+CD8-. Los linfocitos T CD4+ malignos migran hasta la epidermis y se localizan alrededor de las células de Langerhans (LC. En el SS las células pierden el epidermotropismo e infiltran extensamente la dermis, la sangre y otros tejidos; estas células presentan un inmunofenotipo predominante de células T neoplásicas CD3+CD4+CD8-CD7-CD26- CD158k+CD94-. El perfil Th2 y la supresión de respuestas Th1 son dos factores críticos en la progresión de la enfermedad. Se han evaluado muy poco las alteraciones en la regulación inmune en el LCCT. Un mejor entendimiento de la función de las células T y de la inmunobiología de los LCCT permitiría mejorar el pronóstico, el tratamiento y el seguimiento de los pacientes con estas neoplasias.

  14. Função renal em pacientes com leishmaniose muco-cutânea tratados com antimoniais pentavalentes

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    Joel Paulo Russomano Veiga

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a função renal em 10 pacientes com leishmaniose muco-cutânea tratados com glucantime (antimoniato de Meglumine, Rhodia ou Pentostam (estibogluconato de sólio, Wellcome. Durante o uso das drogas, verificou-se a existência de um defeito na capacidade concentrante do rim, obtendo-se menores valores da osmolaridade urinária máxima e de depuração negativa máxima de água livre, neste período, em relação aos testes efetuados antes do tratamento. A capacidade de concentração urinária normalizou-se em 5, de 8 pacientes estudados no período de 15 a 30 dias, após a suspensão dos medicamentos, embora com valores de osmolaridade urinária máxima inferiores aos obtidos antes do tratamento. Em dois pacientes surgiu proteínúria, acima de 150 mg/dia, com o uso dos antimoniais, normalizando-se posteriormente. A depuração de creatinina endógena não se alterou significativamente com o uso das drogas. Os resultados sugerem que os antimoniais pentavalentes podem levar a uma disfunção tubular renal, caracterizada por um defeito na capacidade de concentrar a urina, reversível após a retirada dos medicamentos.

  15. Qualidade de caquis Fuyu tratados com cálcio em pré-colheita e armazenados sob atmosfera modificada

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    FERRI VALDECIR CARLOS

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se a eficiência do cálcio (CaCl2 na conservação de caquis Fuyu armazenados em temperatura ambiente (TA, atmosfera refrigerada (AR e modificada (AM. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro repetições. Os caquizeiros foram tratados com 1% de CaCl2, em pulverizações de cobertura total, a cada 15 dias, a partir de 90 dias antes da data prevista para a colheita. Para a testemunha, pulverizaram-se as plantas com água destilada. As frutas foram colhidas com 65-75mm de diâmetro, coloração verde-amarelada e armazenadas em: 1 - TA (23±3ºC e 75±5%; 2 - AR (0±0,5ºC e 90±5% de umidade relativa; e 3 - AM (filme de polietileno de baixa densidade 33µm, 29x46cm, 0±0,5ºC e umidade relativa 90±5%, durante 80 dias. As frutas foram submetidas a avaliações de perda de peso, firmeza de polpa, sólidos solúveis totais e escurecimento da epiderme. As avaliações foram efetuadas 24 e 96 horas após as frutas serem retiradas da câmara. Para as frutas armazenadas em TA, as análises foram realizadas a cada 4 dias, durante 20 dias. A aplicação de CaCl2 em pré-colheita melhorou o potencial de armazenamento, e a AM teve efeito sinérgico ao CaCl2 na melhoria do potencial de conservação dos caquis.

  16. CHILE'S RUSH TO FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS El frenesí de Chile por los Tratados de Libre Comercio

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    LESLIE WEHNER

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This article analyses the reasons for Chile's aggressive Free Trade Agreement (FTA policy. Assessing both how the Chilean government has converged with the export sector and how the government has been able to co-opt, soften and divide those on the losing side of any FTA policy, are key to understanding Chile's vast number of FTAs. However, FTAs are also a constitutive part of a country's foreign policy, which converts these accords into a vehicle for the achievement of state goals dealing with economic issues and power configurations and expectations. It is the interplay between domestic groups' interests and the state's foreign policy goals that explain Chile's rush to FTAs.Este artículo analiza las razones que llevan a Chile a implementar una política agresiva de Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC. Para comprender el porqué del frenesí y del número de acuerdos se evalúa cómo el gobierno de Chile logra converger con el sector exportador, y cómo coopta, divide y disminuye a los grupos perdedores de esta política. Sin embargo, los TLC son además parte de la política exterior de un país; lo que hace de estos acuerdos un vehículo para alcanzar objetivos estratégicos para el Estado. Es la interrelación entre los intereses de grupos domésticos y los objetivos de política exterior del Estado los que explican el porqué del frenesí de Chile por alcanzar un alto número de TLC.

  17. A feasibility study in 3.0 T MR imaging using an improved intravascular coil

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    Objective: The study was to investigate the feasibility of using an intravascular Loopless Monopole Antenna (ILMA) for 3.0 T MR imaging of water bath and deep-seated arterial walls of experimental animal. Methods: A novel intravascular loopless monopole antenna (ILMA) was developed, including a non-shield loach guide-wire and a matching circuit. The non-shield loach guide-wire is used as a receive antenna, with the diameter of 0.019 in (1 in=2.54 cm) and length of 23.11 in. During the MR scanning, the ILMA was used as a receive-only probe, while body coil was used to transmit the RF pulses. Utilizing the coil in water bath and in-vivo animal experiment, we measured signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of artery wall using the same scanning parameter compared with phased-array coil. Results: In the study, the developed novel ILMA conduced to improved SNR of imaging and much higher space resolution (313 μm). First, the feasibility of acquiring the wall images was demonstrated on phantoms. The SNRs map generated by the matlab software showed that in comparison with the phased-array coil, ILMA generated higher SNR of the phantom wall when using the same sequences, parameters, and slices (86.8 ±0.8 vs. 9.9 ±0.1, P<0.01). When imaging the aorta wall with the ILMA and phased-array coil,the SNRs of the arterial wall with the ILMA is 60.4 ±20.9, 61.3 ±22.5, 59.8 ±20.4, 32.3 ±22.6 (T1WI), 51.2 ±21.6, 49.8 ± 15.5, 50.4 ± 17.2, 22.4 ± 18.3 (T2WI), the CNRs of the aorta wall with the ILMA is 19.8±8.1, 18.9±9.2,19.6±11.8, 20.7 ± 13.3 (T1WI), 17.7±6.4, 18.6±6.9, 17.2 ± 6.4, 17.2 ± 6.4 (T2WI), compared with phased-array coil, t values SNR: 6.36, 3.84, 3.51, 6.92 (T1WI), 3.47, 4.89, 6.35, 4.21 (T2WI), CNR: 3.56, 3.97, -0.71, 4.74 (T1WI), 3.99, 3.01, 4.27, 5.03 (T2WI, P<0.05), respectively. Conclusion: The study demonstrates the capability of using an MR ILMA to generate 3.0 T MR in-vivo experiments, the developed novel ILMA conduces to

  18. Assessing intravascular volume by difference in pulse pressure in pigs submitted to graded hemorrhage.

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    Pestel, Gunther J; Hiltebrand, Luzius B; Fukui, Kimiko; Cohen, Delphine; Hager, Helmut; Kurz, Andrea M

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    We assessed changes in intravascular volume monitored by difference in pulse pressure (dPP%) after stepwise hemorrhage in an experimental pig model. Six pigs (23-25 kg) were anesthetized (isoflurane 1.5 vol%) and mechanically ventilated to keep end-tidal CO2 (etCO2) at 35 mmHg. A PA-catheter and an arterial catheter were placed via femoral access. During and after surgery, animals received lactated Ringer's solution as long as they were considered volume responders (dPP>13%). Then animals were allowed to stabilize from the induction of anesthesia and insertion of catheters for 30 min. After stabilization, baseline measurements were taken. Five percent of blood volume was withdrawn, followed by another 5%, and then in 10%-increments until death from exsanguination occurred. After withdrawal of 5% of blood volume, all pigs were considered volume responders (dPP>13%); dPP rose significantly from 6.1+/-3.3% to 19.4+/-4.2%. The regression analysis of stepwise hemorrhage revealed a linear relation between blood loss (hemorrhage in %) and dPP (y=0.99*x+14; R2=0.7764; P<.0001). In addition, dPP was the only parameter that changed significantly between baseline and a blood loss of 5% (P<0.01), whereas cardiac output, stroke volume, heart rate, MAP, central venous pressure, pulmonary artery occlusion pressure, and systemic vascular resistance, respectively, remained unchanged. We conclude that in an experimental hypovolemic pig model, dPP correlates well with blood loss. PMID:16980887

  19. Exogenous normal lymph alleviates microcirculation disturbances and abnormal hemorheological properties in rats with disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Niu, Chun-Yu; Zhao, Zi-Gang; Zhang, Yu-Ping [Institute of Microcirculation, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou (China); Hou, Ya-Li [Department of Clinical Laboratory, First Affiliated Hospital, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou (China); Li, Jun-Jie; Jiang, Hua; Zhang, Jing [Institute of Microcirculation, Hebei North University, Zhangjiakou (China)

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    Disturbances of the microcirculation and abnormal hemorheological properties are important factors that play an important role in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and result in organ dysfunction or failure. In the present study, we established an animal model of DIC using intravenous Dextran 500 in rats, and used exogenous normal lymph corresponding to 1/15 of whole blood volume for injection through the left jugular vein. We found that normal lymph could improve the blood pressure and survival time of rats with DIC. The results regarding the mesenteric microcirculation showed that the abnormality of the diameter of mesenteric microvessels and micro-blood flow speed in the DIC+lymph group was significantly less than in the DIC+saline group. Whole blood viscosity, relative viscosity, plasma viscosity, hematocrit (Hct), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and electrophoresis time of erythrocytes were significantly increased in the DIC+saline group compared to the control group. The electrophoretic length and migration of erythrocytes from the DIC+saline and DIC+lymph groups were significantly slower than the control group. Blood relative viscosity, Hct, ESR, and electrophoretic time of erythrocytes were significantly increased in the DIC+lymph group compared to the control group. Whole blood viscosity, relative viscosity and reduced viscosity were significantly lower in the DIC+lymph group than in the DIC+saline group, and erythrocyte deformability index was also significantly higher than in the DIC+saline and control groups. These results suggest that exogenous normal lymph could markedly improve the acute microcirculation disturbance and the abnormal hemorheological properties in rats with DIC induced by Dextran 500.

  20. Supplemental dose of antithrombin use in disseminated intravascular coagulation patients after abdominal sepsis.

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    Tagami, Takashi; Matsui, Hiroki; Fushimi, Kiyohide; Yasunaga, Hideo

    2015-08-31

    The effectiveness of supplemental dose antithrombin administration (1,500 to 3,000 IU/ day) for patients with sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), especially sepsis due to abdominal origin, remains uncertain. This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with mechanically ventilated septic shock and DIC after emergency surgery for perforation of the lower intestinal tract using a nationwide administrative database, Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database. A total of 2,164 patients treated at 612 hospitals during the 33-month study period between 2010 and 2013 were divided into an antithrombin group (n=1,021) and a control group (n=1,143), from which 518 propensity score-matched pairs were generated. Although there was no significant 28-day mortality difference between the two groups in the unmatched groups (control vs antithrombin: 25.7 vs 22.9 %; difference, 2.8 %; 95 % confidence interval [CI], -0.8-6.4), a significant difference existed between the two groups in propensity-score weighted groups (26.3 vs 21.7 %; difference, 4.6 %; 95 % CI, 2.0-7.1) and propensity-score matched groups (27.6 vs 19.9 %; difference, 7.7 %; 95 % CI, 2.5-12.9). Logistic regression analyses showed a significant association between antithrombin use and lower 28-day mortality in propensity-matched groups (odds ratio, 0.65; 95 % CI, 0.49-0.87). Analysis using the hospital antithrombin-prescribing rate as an instrumental variable showed that receipt of antithrombin was associated with a 6.5 % (95 % CI, 0.05-13.0) reduction in 28-day mortality. Supplemental dose of antithrombin administration may be associated with reduced 28-day mortality in sepsis-associated DIC patients after emergency laparotomy for intestinal perforation.

  1. Tanshinone ⅡA protects rabbits against LPS-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

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    Liang-cai WU; Xi LIN; Hao SUN

    2012-01-01

    Aim:To evaluate the effects of tanshinone ⅡA (Tan ⅡA),a lipophilic diterpene from the Chinese herb Salvia miltiorrhiza,on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in rabbits.Methods:LPS-induced DIC model was made in adult male New Zealand rabbits by continuous intravenous infusion of LPS (0.5 mg/kg)via marginal ear vein for 6 h.The animals were simultaneously administered with Tan ⅡA (1,3 and 10 mg/kg) or heparin (500 000IU/kg) through continuous infusion via the contralateral marginal ear vein for 6 h.Before and 2 and 6 h after the start of LPS infusion,blood samples were taken for biochemical analyses.Results:Continuous infusion of LPS into the rabbits gradually impaired the hemostatic parameters,damaged renal and liver functions,increased the plasma TNF-α level,and led to a high mortality rate (80%).Treatment of the rabbits with Tan ⅡA dose-dependently attenuated the increase in activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT),prothrombin time (PT) and fibrin-fibrinogen degradation products (FDP); ameliorated the decrease in plasma levels of fibrinogen and platelets; and reversed the decline in activity of protein C and antithrombin Ⅲ.Meanwhile,the treatment significantly suppressed the increase in the plasma levels of aminotransferase,creatinine and TNF-α,and led to much lower mortality (46.7% and 26.7% for the medium- and high-dose groups).Treatment of the rabbits with the high dose of heparin also effectively improved the hemostatic parameters,ameliorated liver and renal injuries,and reduced the plasma level of TNF-α,and significantly reduced the mortality (33.3%).Conclusion:Tan ⅡA exerts a protective effect against DIC in rabbits.

  2. Thromboelastometry (TEM) findings in disseminated intravascular coagulation in a pig model of endotoxinemia.

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    Schöchl, Herbert; Solomon, Cristina; Schulz, Arthur; Voelckel, Wolfgang; Hanke, Alexander; Van Griensven, Martijn; Redl, Heinz; Bahrami, Soheyl

    2011-01-01

    Standard coagulation tests have a low specificity and sensitivity for diagnosing disseminated intravascular coagulation. The aim of this study was to determine whether whole blood thromboelastometry (TEM) detects lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced changes in coagulation. Blood samples from 10 pigs were drawn at baseline, before and at the end of LPS infusion and 2, 3, 4 and 5 h after the start of endotoxinemia. Simultaneous to TEM, standard coagulation tests and extended coagulation analysis including tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) were performed. Endotoxinemia resulted in a significant acceleration of the nonactivated TEM (NATEM) clotting time 2 h after the end of LPS infusion; in contrast, the changes in international normalized ratio and activated partial thromboplastin time suggested delayed initiation of coagulation. NATEM maximum clot firmness (MCF) and fibrin-based thromboelastometry test (FIBTEM)-MCF decreased significantly from baseline until the last time point (from 64.6 ± 7.8 and 35.1 ± 12.8 mm to 52.8 ± 4.6 and 21.4 ± 11.8 mm, respectively; P = 0.01 for both parameters). A sharp, transient increase of t-PA had no effect on maximum lysis in the NATEM test. PAI-1 increased significantly 3 h after the start of LPS infusion, paralleled by a decrease in maximum lysis. In conclusion, TEM was superior to standard coagulation tests in reflecting initial activation of coagulation during endotoxinemia. TEM further suggested consumption of coagulation substrate; at the same time, inhibition of plasminogen activation was accompanied by improved clot stability. Further investigations are necessary to establish the clinical relevance of these findings.

  3. High mobility group B1 levels in sepsis and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

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    Eskici, Zeynep M; Açıkgöz, Şerefden; Pişkin, Nihal; Mungan, Görkem; Can, Murat; Güven, Berrak; Köktürk, Fürüzan

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    Cytokines trigger coagulant and fibrinolytic systems in sepsis to result in Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) that is an important complication and leads to disseminated hemorrhages and multi-organ failure. High Mobility Group B1 DNA Binding (HMGB1) protein is a cytokine taking part in systemic inflammatory response. The objective of this study was to investigate HMGB1 levels in groups of septic patients with and without DIC.Twenty-one septic patients without DIC and 12 septic patients with DIC from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were included in the study. In addition, 20 patients admitted to the ICU without sepsis or DIC and 20 healthy volunteers served as controls. Levels of HMGB1, prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, fibrinogen, D-dimer, protein C, protein S, anti-thrombin III (ATIII), platelet (thrombocyte) and leukocyte count were determined. Levels of fibrinogen, protein C, ATIII and platelet count were significantly lower and D-dimer was significantly higher in the group with sepsis plus DIC compared to the group with sepsis without DIC. Levels of HMGB1 were higher in the group with sepsis and DIC compared to the group with sepsis; however, the difference was not statistically significant and the levels of HGMB1 of both groups were significantly higher compared to ICU and healthy control groups. HMGB1 levels were not significantly different in survivor and non survivor patients. HMGB1 levels did not differ in lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and urinary tract infection (UTI) in regard to the etiology of sepsis.

  4. [Effect of xuebijing oral effervescent tablet on endotoxin induced fever and disseminated intravascular coagulation rabbit model].

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    Guo, Shan-Shan; Gao, Ying-Jie; Tian, Xue-Chuan; Jin, Ya-Hong; Liu, Fang-Zhou; Cui, Xiao-Lan

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    In order to discover the mechanism of Xuebijing oral effervescent tablet (XBJOET) to treat infectious diseases, the effect of XBJOET on endotoxin induced rabbit fever and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was investigated. Auricle microcirculation in rabbit was detected by laser speckle blood perfusion imager system; coagulation function was measured by coagulation analyzer, fibrinolytic system was quantified by Elisa assay and micro thrombosis in tissues was observed with HE staining under light microscope. The results demonstrated that the body temperature of rabbit decreased significantly at 1-3 h after administration with 4.8, 2.4 and 1.2 g x kg(-1) XBJOET to endotoxin induced DIC rabbit model, the auricle microcirculation blood flow in model group (54.45 +/- 14.53) PU was lower than that in control group (77.18 +/- 12.32) PU. The auricle microcirculation blood flow increased markedly and there was significant difference between model group and 1.2 g x kg(-1) XBJOET group. There was significant difference between model group and control group in the content of PAI1 and FIB. The PAI1 levels in model and control groups were (30.48 +/- 2.46) ng x mL(-1) and (20.93 +/- 3.25) ng x mL(-1), respectively. The FIB levels in model and control group were (3.34 +/- 1.09) g x L(-1) and (4.84 +/- 1.10) g x L(-1), respectively. The content of PAI1 in rabbit plasma decreased notably, there were significant differences between model group and 4.8, 2.4 g x kg(-1) XBJOET groups. On the contrary the content of FIB increased. XBJOET possessed pharmacological activities of curing infectious fever and DIC, the mechanism of which is related to amelioration of microcirculation disturbance, inhibition of fibrinolytic system activation and coagulation and micro thrombosis elimination.

  5. The first recurrent intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson’s tumor) of the kidney

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    Alkan, Erdal; Sağlıcan, Yeşim; Özkanlı, Ahmet Oğuz; Balbay, Mevlana Derya

    2016-01-01

    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH, Masson’s Tumor) of the kidney is an unusual, benign vascular lesion. A rare case of recurrent IPEH in the kidney was presented in this article. A 50-year-old male with a diagnosis of a suspicious mass in the left kidney was referred to our center for robotic partial nephrectomy. Robotic zero ischemia partial nephrectomy was performed due to the suspicion of a renal malignancy. On the basis of the histopathological results, the patient was diagnosed as IPEH. A urinary ultrasound was performed on the 3rd postoperative month and a hyper echoic solid lesion, which was in the same localization, was detected. Due to the previous atypical pathological result, computed tomography (CT) guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy from the left renal mass was performed but malignant cytology was not confirmed with this biopsy. On follow-up CT done 6 months later, a persistent suspicious left renal mass, measuring 40 × 30 cm in size was detected with no change in its dimensions and appearance. Additionally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed a bone lesion of 15 × 10 mm in the left hip, which was not present on previous MRI/CT scans. In view of the solid masses in the left kidney, and left hip on CT and MRI scan suspicious for a probably metastatic renal neoplasm, left radical nephrectomy via a left subcostal transperitoneal incision was performed. The ultimate pathological report of the patient was also supported the diagnosis of Masson’s tumor and any renal malignancy was not encountered The patient was discharged on the 4th postoperative day and has been followed up for 4 months without any problems. In this case, we discuss the clinical features, histopathological characteristics, and the management of Masson’s tumor of the kidney in the light of the current literature. PMID:27635297

  6. The first recurrent intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson's tumor) of the kidney.

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    Alkan, Erdal; Sağlıcan, Yeşim; Özkanlı, Ahmet Oğuz; Balbay, Mevlana Derya

    2016-09-01

    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH, Masson's Tumor) of the kidney is an unusual, benign vascular lesion. A rare case of recurrent IPEH in the kidney was presented in this article. A 50-year-old male with a diagnosis of a suspicious mass in the left kidney was referred to our center for robotic partial nephrectomy. Robotic zero ischemia partial nephrectomy was performed due to the suspicion of a renal malignancy. On the basis of the histopathological results, the patient was diagnosed as IPEH. A urinary ultrasound was performed on the 3(rd) postoperative month and a hyper echoic solid lesion, which was in the same localization, was detected. Due to the previous atypical pathological result, computed tomography (CT) guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy from the left renal mass was performed but malignant cytology was not confirmed with this biopsy. On follow-up CT done 6 months later, a persistent suspicious left renal mass, measuring 40 × 30 cm in size was detected with no change in its dimensions and appearance. Additionally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan revealed a bone lesion of 15 × 10 mm in the left hip, which was not present on previous MRI/CT scans. In view of the solid masses in the left kidney, and left hip on CT and MRI scan suspicious for a probably metastatic renal neoplasm, left radical nephrectomy via a left subcostal transperitoneal incision was performed. The ultimate pathological report of the patient was also supported the diagnosis of Masson's tumor and any renal malignancy was not encountered The patient was discharged on the 4(th) postoperative day and has been followed up for 4 months without any problems. In this case, we discuss the clinical features, histopathological characteristics, and the management of Masson's tumor of the kidney in the light of the current literature. PMID:27635297

  7. Colonization of peripheral intravascular catheters with biofilm producing microbes: Evaluation of risk factors

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    Monil Singhai

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Biofilms often colonize catheters and contribute to catheter-related septicemia. However, predictors of catheter colonization by biofilms remain poorly defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical factors that may be associated with biofilm colonization of catheters. Materials and Methods: A total of 54 isolates colonizing the peripheral intravascular catheters (IVCs were studied and their biofilm production ability was analyzed by the tube method and antimicrobial susceptibility was also done. A detailed clinical history and examination was done of each subject to know age, sex, duration of use of IVCs, site of IVCs, swelling/purulence around the IVCs, number of attempts to install the catheter, and duration of hospital stay. Results: 44 (81.4% out of 54 isolates colonizing the catheters showed biofilm formation. Biofilm formations were significantly associated with duration of hospital stay of more than 7 days [odds ratio (OR = 6.6; 95% confidence interval (CI = 1.3-34; P value (P = 0.02], multiple attempts to install the catheter (OR=7; CI=1.5-31.8; P=0.01, and multidrug resistance (OR=9.5; CI=1.8 - 51.1: P=0.008. Klebsiella pneumoniae and Candida spp. comprised most of the biofilm-producing isolates. The overall susceptibility to antimicrobials was low among biofilm-producing compared to nonbiofilm-producing microbes. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that evaluation of predictors of biofilm production is important in order to understand, prevent or manage biofilm colonization of IVCs.

  8. Protocatechuic aldehyde inhibits migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and intravascular thrombosis

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    Highlights: ► Protocatechuic aldehyde (PCA) inhibits ROS production in VSMCs. ► PCA inhibits proliferation and migration in PDGF-induced VSMCs. ► PCA has anti-platelet effects in ex vivo rat whole blood. ► We report the potential therapeutic role of PCA in atherosclerosis. -- Abstract: The migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and formation of intravascular thrombosis play crucial roles in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. This study examined the effects of protocatechuic aldehyde (PCA), a compound isolated from the aqueous extract of the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of vascular diseases, on the migration and proliferation of VSMCs and platelets due to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). DNA 5-bromo-2′-deoxy-uridine (BrdU) incorporation and wound-healing assays indicated that PCA significantly attenuated PDGF-induced proliferation and migration of VSMCs at a pharmacologically relevant concentration (100 μM). On a molecular level, we observed down-regulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, both of which regulate key enzymes associated with migration and proliferation. We also found that PCA induced S-phase arrest of the VSMC cell cycle and suppressed cyclin D2 expression. In addition, PCA inhibited PDGF-BB-stimulated reactive oxygen species production in VSMCs, indicating that PCA’s antioxidant properties may contribute to its suppression of PDGF-induced migration and proliferation in VSMCs. Finally, PCA exhibited an anti-thrombotic effect related to its inhibition of platelet aggregation, confirmed with an aggregometer. Together, these findings suggest a potential therapeutic role of PCA in the treatment of atherosclerosis and angioplasty-induced vascular restenosis.

  9. Angioplasty Guided by Intravascular Ultrasound: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials

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    Figueiredo, José Albuquerque Neto de, E-mail: jafneto@cardiol.br; Nogueira, Iara Antonia Lustosa [Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luiz, MA (Brazil); Figueiro, Mabel Fernandes; Buehler, Anna Maria; Berwanger, Otavio [Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa do Hospital do Coração, São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

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    The impact of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) use on stenting has shown inconclusive results. Systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of IVUS on stenting regarding the clinical and angiographic evolution. A search was performed in Medline/Pubmed, CENTRAL, Embase, Lilacs, Scopus and Web of Science databases. It included randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that evaluated the implantation of stents guided by IVUS, compared with those using angiography alone (ANGIO). The minimum follow-up duration was six months and the following outcomes were assessed: thrombosis, mortality, myocardial infarction, percutaneous and surgical revascularization, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and restenosis. The binary outcomes were presented considering the number of events in each group; the estimates were generated by a random effects model, considering Mantel-Haenszel statistics as weighting agent and magnitude of effect for the relative risk (RR) with its respective 95% confidence interval (95%CI). Higgins I{sup 2} test was used to quantify the consistency between the results of each study. A total of 2,689 articles were evaluated, including 8 RCTs. There was a 27% reduction in angiographic restenosis (RR: 0.73, 95% CI: 0.54-0.97, I{sup 2} = 51%) and statistically significant reduction in the rates of percutaneous revascularization and overall (RR: 0.88; 95% CI: 0.51 to 1.53, I{sup 2} = 61%, RR: 0.73, 95% CI: 0.54 to 0.99, I{sup 2} = 55%), with no statistical difference in surgical revascularization (RR: 0.95, 95% CI: 0.52-1.74, I{sup 2} = 0%) in favor of IVUS vs. ANGIO. There were no differences regarding the other outcomes in the comparison between the two strategies. Angioplasty with stenting guided by IVUS decreases the rates of restenosis and revascularization, with no impact on MACE, acute myocardial infarction, mortality or thrombosis outcomes.

  10. Lumen Segmentation in Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Using Backscattering Tracked and Initialized Random Walks.

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    Guha Roy, Abhijit; Conjeti, Sailesh; Carlier, Stéphane G; Dutta, Pranab K; Kastrati, Adnan; Laine, Andrew F; Navab, Nassir; Katouzian, Amin; Sheet, Debdoot

    2016-03-01

    Intravascular imaging using ultrasound or optical coherence tomography (OCT) is predominantly used to adjunct clinical information in interventional cardiology. OCT provides high-resolution images for detailed investigation of atherosclerosis-induced thickening of the lumen wall resulting in arterial blockage and triggering acute coronary events. However, the stochastic uncertainty of speckles limits effective visual investigation over large volume of pullback data, and clinicians are challenged by their inability to investigate subtle variations in the lumen topology associated with plaque vulnerability and onset of necrosis. This paper presents a lumen segmentation method using OCT imaging physics-based graph representation of signals and random walks image segmentation approaches. The edge weights in the graph are assigned incorporating OCT signal attenuation physics models. Optical backscattering maxima is tracked along each A-scan of OCT and is subsequently refined using global graylevel statistics and used for initializing seeds for the random walks image segmentation. Accuracy of lumen versus tunica segmentation has been measured on 15 in vitro and 6 in vivo pullbacks, each with 150-200 frames using 1) Cohen's kappa coefficient (0.9786 ±0.0061) measured with respect to cardiologist's annotation and 2) divergence of histogram of the segments computed with Kullback-Leibler (5.17 ±2.39) and Bhattacharya measures (0.56 ±0.28). High segmentation accuracy and consistency substantiates the characteristics of this method to reliably segment lumen across pullbacks in the presence of vulnerability cues and necrotic pool and has a deterministic finite time-complexity. This paper in general also illustrates the development of methods and framework for tissue classification and segmentation incorporating cues of tissue-energy interaction physics in imaging. PMID:25700476

  11. Influence of different intravascular volume therapies on platelet function in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.

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    Boldt, J; Knothe, C; Zickmann, B; Andres, P; Dapper, F; Hempelmann, G

    1993-06-01

    The influence of four different kinds of intravascular volume replacement on platelet function was investigated in 60 patients undergoing elective aortocoronary bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In a randomized sequence, high-molecular weight hydroxyethyl starch solution (HMW-HES, mean molecular weight [Mw] 450,000 d), low-molecular weight HES (LMW-HES, Mw 200,000 d), 3.5% gelatin or 5% albumin were infused preoperatively to double reduced filling pressure (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure [PCWP] inductors: ADP, epinephrine, collagen). Maximum aggregation, maximum gradient of aggregation, and platelet volume were measured before, during, and after CPB until the first postoperative day. HMW-HES 840 +/- 90 mL, LMW 850 +/- 100 mL, gelatin 950 +/- 110 mL, and albumin 810 +/- 100 mL were given preoperatively. Maximum platelet aggregation (ranging from -23% to -44% relative from baseline value) and maximum gradient of platelet aggregation (ranging from -26% to -45% relative from baseline values) were reduced only in the HMW-HES patients. After CPB, aggregometry also was impaired most markedly in these patients. The other volume groups showed less reduction in platelet aggregation and were similar to the untreated control. On the first postoperative day, aggregation variables had returned almost to baseline in all patients. Platelet volume was the same among the groups within the investigation period. Postbypass blood loss was highest in the HMW-HES group (890 +/- 180 mL). There was significant (P < 0.04) correlation in this group between blood loss and change in platelet aggregation.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7684579

  12. Protocatechuic aldehyde inhibits migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and intravascular thrombosis

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    Moon, Chang Yoon [The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT (United States); Endocrinology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Institute of Endocrine Research, and Severance Integrative Research Institute for Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ku, Cheol Ryong [Endocrinology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Institute of Endocrine Research, and Severance Integrative Research Institute for Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Yoon Hee, E-mail: wooriminji@gmail.com [Endocrinology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Institute of Endocrine Research, and Severance Integrative Research Institute for Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Eun Jig, E-mail: ejlee423@yuhs.ac [Endocrinology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Institute of Endocrine Research, and Severance Integrative Research Institute for Cerebral and Cardiovascular Disease, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Endocrinology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2012-06-22

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Protocatechuic aldehyde (PCA) inhibits ROS production in VSMCs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PCA inhibits proliferation and migration in PDGF-induced VSMCs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer PCA has anti-platelet effects in ex vivo rat whole blood. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We report the potential therapeutic role of PCA in atherosclerosis. -- Abstract: The migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and formation of intravascular thrombosis play crucial roles in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. This study examined the effects of protocatechuic aldehyde (PCA), a compound isolated from the aqueous extract of the root of Salvia miltiorrhiza, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of vascular diseases, on the migration and proliferation of VSMCs and platelets due to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF). DNA 5-bromo-2 Prime -deoxy-uridine (BrdU) incorporation and wound-healing assays indicated that PCA significantly attenuated PDGF-induced proliferation and migration of VSMCs at a pharmacologically relevant concentration (100 {mu}M). On a molecular level, we observed down-regulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt and the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways, both of which regulate key enzymes associated with migration and proliferation. We also found that PCA induced S-phase arrest of the VSMC cell cycle and suppressed cyclin D2 expression. In addition, PCA inhibited PDGF-BB-stimulated reactive oxygen species production in VSMCs, indicating that PCA's antioxidant properties may contribute to its suppression of PDGF-induced migration and proliferation in VSMCs. Finally, PCA exhibited an anti-thrombotic effect related to its inhibition of platelet aggregation, confirmed with an aggregometer. Together, these findings suggest a potential therapeutic role of PCA in the treatment of atherosclerosis and angioplasty-induced vascular restenosis.

  13. Interaction of an idealized cavopulmonary circulation with mechanical circulatory assist using an intravascular rotary blood pump.

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    Bhavsar, Sonya S; Moskowitz, William B; Throckmorton, Amy L

    2010-10-01

    This study evaluated the performance of an intravascular, percutaneously-inserted, axial flow blood pump in an idealized total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) model of a Fontan physiology. This blood pump, intended for placement in the inferior vena cava (IVC), is designed to augment pressure and blood flow from the IVC to the pulmonary circulation. Three different computational models were examined: (i) an idealized TCPC without a pump; (ii) an idealized TCPC with an impeller pump; and (iii) an idealized TCPC with an impeller and diffuser pump. Computational fluid dynamics analyses of these models were performed to assess the hydraulic performance of each model under varying physiologic conditions. Pressure-flow characteristics, fluid streamlines, energy augmentation calculations, and blood damage analyses were evaluated. Numerical predictions indicate that the pump with an impeller and diffuser blade set produces pressure generations of 1 to 16 mm Hg for rotational speeds of 2000 to 6000 rpm and flow rates of 1 to 4 L/min. In contrast, for the same flow range, the model with the impeller only in the IVC demonstrated pressure generations of 1 to 9 mm Hg at rotational speeds of 10,000 to 12,000 rpm. Influence of blood viscosity was found to be insignificant at low rotational speeds with minimal performance deviation at higher rotational speeds. Results from the blood damage index analyses indicate a low probability for damage with maximum damage index levels less than 1% and maximum fluid residence times below 0.6 s. The numerical predictions further indicated successful energy augmentation of the TCPC with a pump in the IVC. These results support the continued design and development of this cavopulmonary assist device. PMID:20964699

  14. Human neutrophil Fc receptor-mediated adhesion under flow: a hollow fibre model of intravascular arrest.

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    D'Arrigo, C; Candal-Couto, J J; Greer, M; Veale, D J; Woof, J M

    1995-04-01

    Human polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) were found to adhere to a novel model of blood vessel wall-associated IgG. The internal surfaces of cellulose acetate hollow fibres, of comparable internal diameter to small blood vessels, were coated with normal serum human IgG, heat-aggregated IgG (HAIgG), laminin or fibrinogen. Under conditions of flow mimicking those in a small vessel, PMN were found to adhere markedly only to immunoglobulin-coated fibres. Arrest on HAIgG was inhibited by excess soluble IgG but not by bovine serum albumin (BSA), demonstrating that the adhesion was IgG-specific and presumably mediated by Fc gamma R on the PMN surface. Pre-adsorption of serum components onto HAIgG-coated fibres enhanced PMN arrest, due most probably to fixation of complement components by immobilized HAIgG, resulting in additional potential to entrap PMN via complement receptors such as CR3. Treatment of PMN with the regulatory neuropeptide substance P also enhanced adhesion to HAIgG-coated fibres and caused increased surface expression of Fc gamma RI, Fc gamma RII and Fc gamma RIII. A mouse cell line derived from L cells, hR4C6, stably transfected with human Fc gamma RII, was found to adhere under flow to HAIgG-coated fibres, whilst untransfected parent L cells did not. This adhesion was similarly inhibited by excess soluble IgG, confirming the capability of Fc gamma R to mediate cell arrest. The study strongly suggests that Fc gamma R may play an important role in intravascular PMN arrest and we speculate that in inflammatory diseases PMN may adhere via Fc gamma R to immobilized immunoglobulin on the vascular endothelium, with subsequent degranulation and tissue damage. PMID:7535210

  15. Classification of calcium in intravascular OCT images for the purpose of intervention planning

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    Shalev, Ronny; Bezerra, Hiram G.; Ray, Soumya; Prabhu, David; Wilson, David L.

    2016-03-01

    The presence of extensive calcification is a primary concern when planning and implementing a vascular percutaneous intervention such as stenting. If the balloon does not expand, the interventionalist must blindly apply high balloon pressure, use an atherectomy device, or abort the procedure. As part of a project to determine the ability of Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IVOCT) to aid intervention planning, we developed a method for automatic classification of calcium in coronary IVOCT images. We developed an approach where plaque texture is modeled by the joint probability distribution of a bank of filter responses where the filter bank was chosen to reflect the qualitative characteristics of the calcium. This distribution is represented by the frequency histogram of filter response cluster centers. The trained algorithm was evaluated on independent ex-vivo image data accurately labeled using registered 3D microscopic cryo-image data which was used as ground truth. In this study, regions for extraction of sub-images (SI's) were selected by experts to include calcium, fibrous, or lipid tissues. We manually optimized algorithm parameters such as choice of filter bank, size of the dictionary, etc. Splitting samples into training and testing data, we achieved 5-fold cross validation calcium classification with F1 score of 93.7+/-2.7% with recall of >=89% and a precision of >=97% in this scenario with admittedly selective data. The automated algorithm performed in close-to-real-time (2.6 seconds per frame) suggesting possible on-line use. This promising preliminary study indicates that computational IVOCT might automatically identify calcium in IVOCT coronary artery images.

  16. Abnormal pulmonary artery stiffness in pulmonary arterial hypertension: in vivo study with intravascular ultrasound.

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    Edmund M T Lau

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: There is increasing recognition that pulmonary artery stiffness is an important determinant of right ventricular (RV afterload in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH. We used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS to evaluate the mechanical properties of the elastic pulmonary arteries (PA in subjects with PAH, and assessed the effects of PAH-specific therapy on indices of arterial stiffness. METHOD: Using IVUS and simultaneous right heart catheterisation, 20 pulmonary segments in 8 PAH subjects and 12 pulmonary segments in 8 controls were studied to determine their compliance, distensibility, elastic modulus and stiffness index β. PAH subjects underwent repeat IVUS examinations after 6-months of bosentan therapy. RESULTS: AT BASELINE, PAH SUBJECTS DEMONSTRATED GREATER STIFFNESS IN ALL MEASURED INDICES COMPARED TO CONTROLS: compliance (1.50±0.11×10(-2 mm(2/mmHg vs 4.49±0.43×10(-2 mm(2/mmHg, p<0.0001, distensibility (0.32±0.03%/mmHg vs 1.18±0.13%/mmHg, p<0.0001, elastic modulus (720±64 mmHg vs 198±19 mmHg, p<0.0001, and stiffness index β (15.0±1.4 vs 11.0±0.7, p = 0.046. Strong inverse exponential associations existed between mean pulmonary artery pressure and compliance (r(2 = 0.82, p<0.0001, and also between mean PAP and distensibility (r(2 = 0.79, p = 0.002. Bosentan therapy, for 6-months, was not associated with any significant changes in all indices of PA stiffness. CONCLUSION: Increased stiffness occurs in the proximal elastic PA in patients with PAH and contributes to the pathogenesis RV failure. Bosentan therapy may not be effective at improving PA stiffness.

  17. Design, construction, and validation of a multimodal intravascular diagnostic catheter combining IVUS and fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy detection channels

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    Bec, Julien; Xie, Hongtao; Yankelevich, Diego; Zhou, Feifei; Sun, Yang; Ghata, Narugopal; Aldredge, Ralph; Marcu, Laura

    2011-03-01

    We report the development and validation of an intravascular rotary catheter that enables bi-modal interrogation of arterial pathologies based on fast-frame time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy (TRFS) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The catheter is based on a parallel design that allows for independent rotation of the ultrasonic and optical channels within an 8 Fr outer diameter catheter sheath and integrates a low volume flushing channel for blood removal in the optical pathways. In current configuration, the two channels consist of a) a standard 8 Fr IVUS catheter with single element transducer (15 MHz) and b) a side-viewing UV-grade silica/silica fiber optic (400 μm core). The catheter is terminated by a small (0.82 mm internal diameter) polyimide tube to keep the fiber stable within the sheath. To clear the field of view from blood, a saline solution can be flushed in a sheath channel, concentric with the fiber optic, through the tube and in a radial opening aligned with the fiber's optical beam. The flushing function was optimized with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model pursued in a parallel study. The ability of the catheter to operate in intraluminal setting in blood flow, the effect of probe-to-tissue distance on optical signal and ability to generate co-registered TRFS and IVUS data were demonstrated in blood vessel phantoms. Current results demonstrate the feasibility of the described catheter for parallel interrogation of vessel walls based on TRFS and IVUS and to generate robust TRFS data. These results facilitate further development of a bi-modal TRFS-IVUS technique for intravascular diagnosis of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases including vulnerable plaques.

  18. International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis score for overt disseminated intravascular coagulation predicts organ dysfunction and fatality in sepsis patients.

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    Voves, Claudia; Wuillemin, Walter A; Zeerleder, Sacha

    2006-09-01

    We evaluated the score for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) recently published by the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) in a well-defined series of sepsis patients. Thirty-two patients suffering from severe sepsis and eight patients with septic shock were evaluated following the ISTH DIC score. Fibrin monomer and D-dimer were chosen as fibrin-related markers (FRM), respectively. DIC scores for nonsurvivors (n = 13) as well as for septic shock patients were higher (P coagulation activation, predicting fatality and disease severity. It mainly depends on the prolongation of the prothrombin time and platelet counts.

  19. Relation between Anemia and Vulnerable Coronary Plaque Components in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Virtual Histology-Intravascular Ultrasound Analysis

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    Hong, Young Joon; Jeong, Myung Ho; Choi, Yun Ha; Song, Jin A; Kim, Dong Han; Lee, Ki Hong; Yamanaka, Futoshi; Lee, Min Goo; Park, Keun Ho; Sim, Doo Sun; Yoon, Nam Sik; Yoon, Hyun Ju; Kim, Kye Hun; Park, Hyung Wook; Kim, Ju Han

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the plaque components and the predictors of thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) in anemic patients with acute coronary syndrome using virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS). Anemia was defined according to criteria of the World Health Organization, (i.e. , hemoglobin levels < 13 g/dL in men and < 12 g/dL in women) and we compared VH-IVUS findings between anemia group (171 patients, 260 lesions) and non-anemia group (569 patients, 881 lesion...

  20. Differing Tales of Two Patients after Receiving a Kidney Transplant from a Donor with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Pradeep V. Kadambi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to decrease the time on the deceased donor kidney wait list and to have more organs available, criteria for acceptable organs for transplant could be made less stringent. There are reports of successful recipient outcomes using kidney donors presenting with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC. We report a unique circumstance where two patients received kidneys from the same deceased donor who had DIC; one patient developed thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA while the other did not. This difference in outcome may indicate that both donor and recipient factors contribute to the development of posttransplant TMA.

  1. Subacute fat-embolism-like syndrome following high-volume intramuscular and accidental intravascular injection of mineral oil

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    Hjort, Mathias; Hoegberg, Lotte Christine Groth; Jansen, Tejs;

    2015-01-01

    Objective. We present a rare case of subacute fat-embolism-like syndrome (FES-like) following intravascular injection of mineral oil-steroid solution with delayed diagnosis, acute onset of pulmonary distress, and transient clinical deterioration. Case report. A 40-year-old man was admitted...... infiltrations. Suspecting pneumonia, the patient was discharged with antibiotics. Unkown to the clinicians, the patient had self-administered a mineral oil with added anabolic steroids by intramuscular injections for cosmetic purposes. The patient had observed blood on aspiration, and then relocated the needle...

  2. Coronary venous lead implantation after an evaluation by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound and stenting of a stenosis.

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    Yamasaki, Hiro; Tada, Hiroshi; Arimoto, Takanori; Sekiguchi, Yukio; Sato, Akira; Aonuma, Kazutaka

    2013-02-01

    We describe a patient who developed coronary vein (CV) stenosis shortly (virtual histological intravascular ultrasound analysis was useful for characterizing the plaque component of the stenotic lesion and formulating the strategy. A summarized review of the CV angioplasty for LV lead implantations disclosed that CV stenosis was often found in patients who had a previous history of cardiac surgery or an LV lead implantation and that a stent implantation was required to deploy the LV lead in the targeted CV in some (9.3%) patients.

  3. Desigualdades territoriales en México derivadas del tratado de libre comercio de América del Norte

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    Javier Delgadillo Maclas

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available La instrumentación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN a partir del año 1994 consolidó una etapa de libe ral ización económica iniciada en México a partir de 1982. La sistemática operación del TLCAN en los distintos sectores de la economía (incorporados a este acuerdo comercial se vio al mismo tiempo acompañada de efectos territoriales favorables en algunos casos, y de dimensiones críticas para un número importante de regiones y estados que componen la federación mexicana. Después de 14 años de su inicio, en este trabajo se analizan los procesos de reestructuración espacial desde entonces generados, las disparidades regionales asociadas al nuevo escenario internacional, y se da cuenta de las relaciones económicas que contraponen a la etapa actual del modelo neoliberal imperante con aquellas otras formas tradicionales de organización excluidas y que aún mantienen en México buena proporción de espacios socialmente marginadosThe coming into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA from 1994 consolidated a phase of Mexican economic liberalization that had begun in 1982. The systematic operationalization of the NAFTA in different sectors of the economy (incorporated into this commercial agreement was also accompanied by favorable spatial impacts in some cases, and unfavorable impacts for a significant number of regions and states of the Mexican federation. Fourteen years on, this article analyzes the processes of spatial restructuring that have been generated, the regional disparities associated with the new international scenario, and explains the economic relations that run in opposition to the current stage of the dominant neoliberal model, which has excluded other traditional forms of organization and has kept many areas of Mexico in a condition of social marginalization

  4. Comparação das reservas glicogênicas em ratos jovens e envelhecidos tratados com picolinato de cromo

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    Marcella Damas Rodrigues

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Entre os suplementos utilizados no meio esportivo, o mineral cromo tem se destacado, principalmente por potencializar a ação da via insulínica, ação extremamente importante na manutenção da homeostasia metabólica. A ação do cromo parece ter ação importante como coadjuvante nas dinâmicas da ação insulínica. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o perfil glicogênico, bem como a sensibilidade tecidual à insulina e a pancreática à glicose em ratos jovens e envelhecidos tratados com picolinato de cromo. MÉTODO: Foram utilizados ratos Wistar, com idade de 3 e 24 meses, distribuídos em quatro grupos experimentais (n = 6, assim denominados: jovens (J, jovens suplementados com picolinato de cromo (JP, 80 µg/Kg, envelhecidos (E e envelhecidos suplementados com picolinato de cromo (EP, 80 µg/Kg. A sensibilidade à insulina foi avaliada através do teste de tolerância à insulina (ITT, 2 U/Kg e a sensibilidade pancreática, através do teste de tolerância à glicose (GTT, 2 g/Kg. Na análise estatística foi utilizado teste de normalidade de dados de Kolmogorov-Smirnov, seguido de ANOVA e o teste post-hoc de Tukey, p < 0,05. RESULTADOS: O grupo envelhecido apresentou menores reservas glicogênicas se comparado ao grupo jovem; por sua vez, o tratamento com picolinato promoveu elevação das reservas hepáticas de ratos jovens sem efeito nos envelhecidos. No mesmo perfil de análise, foi demonstrado que o tratamento com picolinato promoveu elevação das reservas glicogênicas musculares, efeito observado tanto nos jovens quanto nos envelhecidos. No grupo jovem, não foi observada diferença no ITT, porém houve redução da área sob a curva descrita no GTT. No grupo envelhecido, houve elevação da responsividade à insulina no ITT e redução da área sob a curva. CONCLUSÃO: O picolinato expressou ação de secretagogo e sensibilizador da ação insulínica, com expressão mais significativa nos músculos envelhecidos.

  5. Estudio del grado de satisfacción en pacientes edéntulos totales tratados con implantes

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    Regina Mestre Aspa

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el grado de satisfacción de los pacientes edéntulos totales tratados en nuestro servicio mediante implantes dentales y la colocación posterior de una prótesis implantosoportada (sobre dentadura o prótesis fija. Para evaluar el grado de satisfacción se realizó una encuesta telefónica con seis preguntas: 1 ¿Siente algún tipo de dolor en los implantes? 2 ¿Tiene algún problema cuando habla? 3 ¿Se atreve a reír con esta prótesis? 4 ¿Puede comer cómodamente? 5 ¿Está satisfecho en general con el tratamiento recibido y el resultado de éste? 6 ¿Repetiría el tratamiento? Para cuantificar la satisfacción de los pacientes se valoraron de forma individual y de forma conjunta las respuestas a estas preguntas. De los datos obtenidos destacaremos que el 65% de los pacientes encuestados estaban satisfechos con el tratamiento recibido y con el resultado de éste, independientemente de si estos eran portadores de una prótesis fija o de una sobre dentadura. También el 65% de los pacientes repetirían el tratamiento. Mediante el test de c2 (grado de significación pThe aim of this study was to evaluate the satisfaction rate of total edentolous patients treated in our service with dental implants and the placement of a posterior implant-supported prothesis (overdenture or fixed. To evaluate the satisfaction we realize a telephonic inquest with six questions: 1 Do you feel any type of pain in your implants? 2 Do you have any trouble speaking? 3 Can you laugh with your prothesis? 4 Can you eat comfortably? 5 Are you satisfied in general with the treatment recieved and with its result? 6 Could you repeat the treatment? Toquantifie the satisfaction of the patients we value each answer individually and also all conjunctly. As a results, we obteined that 65% of patients were satisfied with the treatment and with its result, independently of the prothesis type they wear. Also a 65% of patients would repeat the

  6. Intoxicação aguda por triclorfon em caprinos tratados com a dose terapêutica

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    Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo descreve um surto de intoxicação por triclorfon em caprinos, que receberam pela via oral, a dosagem terapêutica do princípio ativo em questão (100mg/kg, provenientes da Universidade Estadual de Maringá, campus de Umuarama, PR. Cinquenta e três ovinos foram tratados com a mesma formulação/solução e não se observou nenhum efeito colateral nos animais referente ao tratamento com triclorfon. Das 20 cabras medicadas, cerca de 40 minutos após a administração do triclorfon, oito apresentaram os clássicos sinais clínicos de ataxia, decúbito externo-lateral, sialorreia, tremores, constrição das pupilas, dispneia com ruídos, micção e defecação involuntária, paresia espástica, timpanismo e lacrimejamento. Quase que imediatamente após a detecção destes sinais, as oito cabras foram medicadas com sulfato de atropina 1% 0,5mg/kg mais fluidoterapia. Cinco destes animais tiveram de receber nova dosagem de sulfato de atropina uma hora após a primeira aplicação, em função de alguns sinais clínicos, como tremores musculares, ainda estarem presentes. De 48 a 72 horas após a administração do triclorfon, três destes cinco animais vieram a óbito. Na necropsia, foi possível observar mucosas cianóticas, congestão de fígado, baço e rins, vasos mesentéricos congestos, vesícula biliar repleta, enfisema pulmonar, parênquima pulmonar avermelhado. Os resultados encontrados neste trabalho chamam atenção que o surto aconteceu em cabras adultas, que apresentavam boas condições clínicas e acima de tudo, receberam a dosagem terapêutica recomendada em bula pelo fabricante. Talvez isso possa indicar alguma sensibilidade mais elevada desta espécie animal à dosagem recomendada em bula do triclorfon (100mg/kg para caprinos.

  7. Behavior in Mus musculus of Schistosoma mansoni from mollusks treated with hydrocortisone Comportamento em Mus musculus do Schistosoma mansoni oriundo de moluscos tratados com hidrocortisona

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    Deborah Regina Serrano

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    Full Text Available Twenty mice were exposed to cercariae from mollusks treated with hydrocortisone and another 20 mice received cercariae from non-treated mollusks. The behavior of the parasites from the two groups of mollusks was compared based on the ability of cercariae to penetrate mice, on the total number of worms recovered after eight weeks of infection, on the relationship between the number of penetrating cercariae and the number of recovered worms and on the number of eggs in the feces. Treating the mollusks with hydrocortisone did not alter the ability of cercariae to penetrate mice nor did it affect the total number of worms recovered. The number of female worms, the number of coupled worms and the number of eggs in the feces were greater in mice infected by cercariae from mollusks treated with hydrocortisone.Vinte camundongos foram expostos a cercárias oriundas de moluscos tratados com hidrocortisona e outros vinte receberam cercárias de moluscos não tratados. O comportamento dos parasitas dos dois grupos foi comparado com base na habilidade das cercárias em penetrar nos camundongos, no número total de vermes recuperados, após oito semanas de infecção, na relação entre o número de cercárias penetrantes e o número de vermes recuperados e o número de ovos nas fezes. O tratamento dos moluscos com hidrocortisona não alterou a habilidade das cercárias em penetrar nos camundongos nem afetou o número total de vermes recuperados. O número de vermes fêmeas, o número de vermes acasalados e o número de ovos nas fezes aumentaram em camundongos infectados por cercárias de moluscos tratados com hidrocortisona.

  8. CONTENIDO DE FENOLES TOTALES EN FRUTOS DE MANGO ′SUPER HADEN′ DAÑADOS POR ANTRACNOSIS Y TRATADOS EN POSCOSECHA

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    Akira Pérez Márquez; Yamile Vidal Aguiar; Tania Mulkay Vitón

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    El contenido de fenoles totales en el exocarpio de los frutos tiene relación con los mecanismos de defensa propios del fruto frente al ataque por patógenos fúngicos. Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (Penz.) Penz. & Sacc. es causante de la antracnosis en el mango (Mangifera indica L.) y ocasiona elevadas pérdidas en poscosecha. El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el contenido de fenoles totales en frutos de mango ‘Super Haden’ dañados y tratados en poscosecha y evi...

  9. Los mecanismos de control de la aplicación y del cumplimiento de los tratados internacionales multilaterales de protección del medio ambiente

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    LOS MECANISMOS DE CONTROL DE LA APLICACIÓN Y DEL CUMPLIMIENTO DE LOS TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES MULTILATERALES DE PROTECCIÓN DEL MEDIO AMBIENTETesis presentada para aspirar al título de Doctor/a en Derecho por:Susana BORRÀS PENTINATRealizada bajo la dirección del Dr. Antoni Pigrau SoléCatedrático de Derecho Internacional Público yRelaciones Internacionales 2007Abstract:The PhD thesis, entitled "Control Mechanisms on the implementation and compliance with Multilateral Environmental Treaties",con...

  10. Cambios en la vía aérea superior en pacientes adultos tratados con ortodoncia con exodoncias de 4 premolares

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    Riera Seguí, María

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar los cambios que se producen en las dimensiones de la vía aérea superior en pacientes tratados con o sin exodoncias utilizando mínimo y máximo anclaje. Se seleccionaron telerradiografías laterales de cráneo de 24 pacientes con Clase I, con discrepancia óseo-dentaria severa o con biprotrusión, y fueron divididos en tres grupos (cada uno de ellos formado por 3 hombres y 5 mujeres) según el tratamiento recibido: grupo 1- ocho pacientes tra...

  11. Los tratados ejecutivos en la doctrina argentina. Un recorrido a través de tres aportes doctrinarios clásicos

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    Torres, Miguel Agustín

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    La conclusión de tratados internacionales sin la intervención del Poder Legislativo Nacional constituye una práctica instalada en la política exterior del Estado argentino. Sin embargo a pesar de esta tendencia, el sistema jurídico argentino no ofrece referencias constitucionales precisas y específicas que contemplen esta modalidad de convenios de procedimiento abreviado. Por tal razón, el esclarecimiento de los efectos legales y la compatibilidad constitucional de esta clase d...

  12. LOS DERECHOS ESENCIALES O HUMANOS CONTENIDOS EN LOS TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES Y SU UBICACIÓN EN EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO NACIONAL: DOCTRINA Y JURISPRUDENCIA

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    El presente artículo analiza la posición de los derechos humanos o fundamentales en el ordenamiento jurídico chileno, teniendo en consideración para ello el derecho constitucional positivo chileno y comparado, los tratados que contienen derechos esenciales ratificados por Chile y vigentes, la doctrina nacional y comparada, la jurisprudencia nacional, comparada e internacional. El artículo realiza un análisis crítico de la jurisprudencia nacional y plantea reformas necesarias para otorgar segu...

  13. Estudio sobre la evolución de la atrofia retiniana en pacientes con coriorretinopatía serosa central tratados con terapia fotodinámica

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    Sierra Rodríguez, María Ángeles

    2015-01-01

    Estudio sobre la evolución de la atrofia retiniana en pacientes con coriorretinopatía serosa central tratados con terapia fotodinámica. Quermos demostrar la correlación entre la atrofia retiniana posterior al tratamiento de la coriorretinopatía serosa central (CSC) con terapia fotodinámica (TFD) con verteporfina y los distintos factores asociados: edad del paciente, tiempo transcurrido desde el diagnóstico, dosis de verteporfina empleada, número de sesiones necesarias para la completa reab...

  14. Fortalecimiento de la gestión ambiental para cumplimiento de compromisos ambientales en acuerdos multilaterales y tratados de libre comercio

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    Jorge Quiroz

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    Este estudio tuvo por objetivo principal realizar una revisión integral de un subconjunto de los acuerdos multilaterales ambientales (AMUMAs) y tratados de libre comercio (TLCs) ratificados por Chile. El énfasis del análisis estuvo en el grado de cumplimiento de los mismos y su efecto potencial sobre el mix exportador de Chile. Asimismo, interesaba conocer qué aspectos de políticas públicas pueden ser reforzados, precisamente a efectos de suavizar y mitigar el potencial impacto negativo que e...

  15. Remoción de color de lixiviados tratados biólogicamente mediante oxidación con permanganato de potasio

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    Bastidas, Mónica Lorena; Castro Gómez, Julio Andrés

    2004-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se estudió la oxidación química con permanganato de potasio y un oxidante a base de manganato de nombre comercial manhídrox, del lixiviado tratado previamente en un reactor biológico anaerobio de flujo ascendente (UASB) en el Relleno Sanitario La Esmeralda, con el propósito central de remover el color de dichas aguas residuales y observar el efecto en la remoción de turbiedad, DQO y DBO5. Los ensayos realizados mostraron que el permanganato de potasio es más efectivo, c...

  16. Increasing concentrations of prothrombin complex concentrate induce disseminated intravascular coagulation in a pig model of coagulopathy with blunt liver injury.

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    Grottke, Oliver; Braunschweig, Till; Spronk, Henri M H; Esch, Stephanie; Rieg, Annette D; van Oerle, Rene; ten Cate, Hugo; Fitzner, Christina; Tolba, Rene; Rossaint, Rolf

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    Despite increasing use of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) to treat hemorrhage-associated coagulopathy, few studies have investigated PCC in trauma, and there is a particular lack of safety data. This study was performed to evaluate PCC therapy in a porcine model of coagulopathy with blunt liver injury. Coagulopathy was induced in 27 anesthetized pigs by replacing approximately 70% blood volume with hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and Ringer's lactate solution; erythrocytes were collected and retransfused. Ten minutes after trauma, animals randomly received PCC (35 or 50 IU/kg) or saline. Coagulation parameters including thromboelastometry, thrombin generation, and blood loss were monitored for 2 hours. Internal organs were examined macroscopically and histologically to determine the presence of emboli and assess liver injury. Total blood loss was significantly lower and survival was higher in both PCC groups versus the control group (P disseminated intravascular coagulation. Liver injury was similar in all animals. In conclusion, 35 IU/kg PCC safely improved coagulation and attenuated blood loss. However, the higher dose of PCC (50 IU/kg) appeared to increase the risk of thromboembolism and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

  17. “ STUDY OF COAGULATION PROFILE IN CLINICALLY DIAGNOSED CASES OF ACUTE DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION USING ISTH CRITERIA

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    Full Text Available Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC is a pathological activation of coagulation (blood clotting mechanisms that happens in response to a variety of diseases. It involves the generation of intravascular fibrin (small blood c lots and the consumption of pro - coagulants and platelets. It results in the disruption of normal coagulation mechanism and abnormal bleeding occurs from the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. It was the prospecti ve study of 60 patients of acute DIC, in which coagulation profile were studied from December 2010 to October 2012 . 40 controls were studied. Control group include healthy voluntary blood donors. The coagulation profile was studied and DIC scoring was p erformed using the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis [ISTH] criteria. Among the coagulation profile, the sensitivity and specificity of the parameters to diagnose and to assess the severity of DIC, in the decreasing order of frequency wer e of platelet count, D - dimer, PT and APTT. Fibrinogen level was not depleted below the significant level (<1 gm/l in majority cases of DIC. According to the ISTH criteria, DIC scores among cases was ≥ 5.

  18. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy caused by Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease resulting in death: first case report in Turkey

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    Full Text Available Emine Uslu,1 Sibel Gurbuz,2 Abdulsamet Erden,1 Fatma Aykas,1 Hatice Karagoz,1 Samet Karahan,1 Hatice Karaman,3 Ali Cetinkaya,1 Deniz Avci1 1Internal Medicine Department, 2Infection Disease Department, 3Clinical Pathology Department, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey Abstract: Kikuchi disease, also called Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease or Kikuchi's histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare, benign condition of unknown cause, usually characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. The diagnosis is based on histopathology. Our patient was a woman with bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy, fever, chest and abdominal pain, fatigue, maculopapular rash on her face, trunk, and upper and lower extremities. Immunological and rheumatological tests were negative. We took a cervical lymph node biopsy that showed a proliferative and necrotizing process centered in the paracortex characterized by patchy circumscribed or confluent areas of necrosis associated with karyorrhexis, and was remarkable by the absence of granulocytes and the paucity of plasma cells. These findings confirmed the diagnosis of Kikuchi's disease. The patient's hemoglobin values decreased, and the peripheral blood smear revealed schistocytes. Blood tests showed raised D-dimer, activated partial thromboplastin time, prothrombin time, and international normalized ratio with decreased fibrinogen. The patient's condition quickly worsened and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy eventually developed. Her initial management consisted of a corticosteroid and hydroxychloroquine. Keywords: disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease, necrotizing lymphadenitis

  19. Massive Bleeding as the First Clinical Manifestation of Metastatic Prostate Cancer due to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation with Enhanced Fibrinolysis

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    Lopes, João Madeira; Victorino, Rui M. M.; Meneses Santos, João

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    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the most frequent coagulation disorder associated with metastatic prostate adenocarcinoma. However, DIC with enhanced fibrinolysis as an initial presentation of prostate cancer is extremely rare. The appropriate treatment to control bleeding in these situations is challenging, controversial, and based on isolated case reports in the literature. A 66-year-old male presented at the emergency department with acute severe spontaneous ecchymoses localized to the limbs, laterocervical hematoma, and hemothorax. Prostate specific antigen level was 385 μg/L, bone scintigraphy revealed multiple bone metastases, and prostate biopsy confirmed adenocarcinoma (Gleason 9; 4 + 5). Laboratory investigation showed a pattern of enhanced fibrinolysis rather than the more common intravascular coagulation mechanism. Epsilon aminocaproic acid in monotherapy was initiated with a clear and rapid control of bleeding manifestations. This rare case of massive bleeding due to DIC with enhanced fibrinolysis as the first manifestation of prostate cancer suggests that in selected cases where the acute bleeding dyscrasia is clearly associated with a dominant fibrinolysis mechanism it is possible to use an approach of monotherapy with antifibrinolytics.

  20. Stretchable Electrochemical Impedance Sensors for Intravascular Detection of Lipid-Rich Lesions in New Zealand White Rabbits

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    Cao, Hung; Yu, Fei; Zhao, Yu; Scianmarello, Nick; Lee, Juhyun; Dai, Wangde; Jen, Nelson; Beebe, Tyler; Li, Rongsong; Ebrahimi, Ramin; Chang, Donald S.; Mody, Freny V.; Pacella, John; Tai, Yu-Chong; Hsiai, Tzung

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    Flexible electronics have enabled catheter-based intravascular sensing. However, real-time interrogation of unstable plaque remains an unmet clinical challenge. Here, we demonstrate the feasibility of stretchable electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) sensors for endoluminal investigations in New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits on diet-induced hyperlipidemia. A parylene C (PAC)-based EIS sensor mounted on the surface of an inflatable silicone balloon affixed to the tip of an interrogating catheter was deployed 1) on the explants of NZW rabbit aorta for detection of lipid-rich atherosclerotic lesions, and 2) on live animals for demonstration of balloon inflation and EIS measurements. An input peak-to-peak AC voltage of 10 mV and sweeping-frequency from 300 kHz to 100 Hz were delivered to the endoluminal sites. Balloon inflation allowed EIS sensors to be in contact with endoluminal surface. In the oxidized low-density-lipoprotein (oxLDL)-rich lesions from explants of fat-fed rabbits, impedance magnitude increased significantly by 1.5-fold across the entire frequency band, and phase shifted ~5 degrees at frequencies below 10 kHz. In the lesion-free sites of the normal diet-fed rabbits, impedance magnitude increased by 1.2-fold and phase shifted ~5 degrees at frequencies above 30 kHz. Thus, we demonstrate the feasibility of stretchable intravascular EIS sensors for identification of lipid rich lesions, with a translational implication for detecting unstable lesions. PMID:24333932

  1. Linfoma no Hodgkin centrofacial relacionado a VIH: Reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura HIV-related centrofacial non-hodgkin lymphoma: Case report and literature review

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    Karla Gabriela Ocampo-García

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    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH ocupa el segundo lugar en frecuencia entre las neoplasias vinculadas con el sida, los senos maxilares, la cavidad nasal y el seno etmoidal son los sitios más comunes (33%. Aproximadamente el 3% de los casos definidos como sida presentan LNH en el inicio del curso de infección por VIH. Los LNH parecen el resultado de una proliferación incontrolada de precursores linfoides inmaduros que han perdido la capacidad de diferenciarse y que se acumulan progresivamente en el huésped. La mayoría de pacientes tienen conteo relativamente bajo de células CD4 (100-200 células/mm3. El VIH generalmente infecta a los linfocitos T, cuya pérdida de la función reguladora lleva a una hipergamaglobulinemia e hiperplasia policlonal de células B. El tratamiento de los LNH de cabeza y cuello normalmente consiste en radioterapia, quimioterapia y cirugía o una combinación de éstas. Cuando existen lesiones primarias en tejidos blandos orales, son generalmente asintomáticas, de carácter relativamente blando, aparecen como un aumento de volumen difuso y afectan principalmente mucosa yugal, encía y porción posterior del paladar duro.Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL is the second most common AIDS-related malignancy. The maxillary sinuses, nasal cavity and ethmoid sinus are the most common sites of NHL (33%. In about 3% of cases defined as AIDS, NHL is present at the start of the course of HIV infection. NHL seems to result from uncontrolled proliferation of immature lymphoid precursors that have lost the ability to differentiate and thus accumulate progressively in the host. Most patients have a relatively low CD4 cell count (100-200 cells/mm3. HIV often infects T lymphocytes and the loss of T-cell regulatory function leads to hypergammaglobulinemia and polyclonal B-cell hyperplasia The treatment of head and neck NHL usually involves radiation, chemotherapy and surgery or a combination thereof. Primary NHL lesions in the oral soft tissues

  2. Thrombocytopenia in the experimental leptospirosis of guinea pig is not related to disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    HU Bao-Yu

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Thrombocytopenia is commonly observed in severe leptospirosis. However, previous studies on coagulation alterations during leptospirosis resulted in inconsistent conclusions. Some findings showed that the prominent levels of thrombocytopenia observed in severe leptospirosis did not reflect the occurrence of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC syndrome, while the others reached the conclusion that the hemorrhages observed in leptospirosis were due to DIC. The aim of this study is to elucidate whether DIC is an important feature of leptospirosis. Methods The leptospirosis model of guinea pig was established by intraperitoneal inoculation of Leptospira interrogans strain Lai. Hematoxylin and eosin (HE staining, electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry staining were used to detect the pathologic changes. Platelet thrombus or fibrin thrombus was detected by HE, Martius Scarlet Blue (MSB staining and electron microscopy. Hemostatic molecular markers such as 11-dehydrogenate thromboxane B2 (11-DH-TXB2, thrombomodulin (TM, thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT, D-Dimer and fibrin (ogen degradation products (FDPs in the plasma were examined by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA to evaluate the hematological coagulative alterations in leptospirosis models. Results Pulmonary hemorrhage appeared in the model guinea pig 24 hours after leptospires intraperitoneal inoculation, progressing to a peak at 96 hours after the infection. Leptospires were detected 24 hours post-inoculation in the liver, 48 hours in the lung and 72 hours in the kidney by immunohistochemistry staining. Spiral form of the bacteria was initially observed in the liver, lung and kidney suggestive of intact leptospires, granular form of leptospires was seen as the severity increased. Platelet aggregation in hepatic sinusoid as well as phagocytosis of erythrocytes and platelets by Kupffer cells were both observed. Neither platelet thrombus

  3. Effect of Intravascular Ultrasound-assisted Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for "Complicated" Type B Aortic Dissection

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    Bao-Lei Guo; Zhen-Yu Shi; Da-Qiao Guo; Li-Xin Wang; Xiao Tang; Wei-Miao Li; Wei-Guo Fu

    2015-01-01

    Background:Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) examination can provide useful information during endovascular stent graft repair.However,its actual clinical utility in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B aortic dissection (type B-AD) remains unclear,especially in complicated aortic dissection.We evaluated the effect of IVUS as a complementary tool during TEVAR.Methods:From September 2011 to April 2012,we conducted a prospective cohort study of 47 consecutive patients with "complicated" type B-AD diagnosed.We divided the patients into two groups:IVUS-assisted TEVAR group and TEVAR using angiography alone group.The general procedure of TEVAR was performed.We evaluated the perioperative and follow-up events.Patient demographics,comorbidities,preoperative images,dissection morphology,details of operative strategy,intraoperative events,and postoperative course were recorded.Results:A total of 47 patients receiving TEVAR were enrolled.Among them (females,8.51%;mean age,57.38 ± 13.02 years),13 cases (27.66%) were selected in the IVUS-assisted TEVAR group,and 34 were selected in the TEVAR group.All patients were symptomatic.The average diameter values of IVUS measurements in the landing zone were greater than those estimated by computed tomography angiography (31.82 ± 4.21 mm vs.30.64 ± 4.13 mm,P < 0.001).The technique success rate was 100%.Among the postoperative outcomes,statistical differences were only observed between the IVUS-assisted TEVAR group and TEVAR group for total operative time and the amount of contrast used (P =0.013 and P < 0.001,respectively).The follow-up ranged from 15 to 36 months for the IVUS-assisted TEVAR group and from 10 to 35 months for the TEVAR group (P =0.646).The primary endpoints were no statistical difference in the two groups.Conclusions:Intraoperative IVUS-assisted TEVAR is clinically feasible and safe.For the endovascular repair of"complicated" type B-AD,IVUS may be helpful for understanding dissection

  4. Reproducibility of volumetric intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency-based analysis of coronary plaque composition in vivo.

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    Hartmann, Marc; Mattern, Eline S K; Huisman, Jennifer; van Houwelingen, Gert K; de Man, Frits H A F; Stoel, Martin G; Danse, Peter W; Louwerenburg, Hans W; von Birgelen, Clemens

    2009-01-01

    Intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency (RF-IVUS) data permit the analysis of coronary plaque composition in vivo and is used as an endpoint of ongoing pharmacological intervention trials. We assessed the reproducibility of volumetric RF-IVUS analyses in mild-to-moderately diseased atherosclerotic human coronary arteries in vivo. A total of 9,212 IVUS analyses on cross-sectional IVUS frames was performed to evaluate the reproducibility of volumetric RF-IVUS measurements in 33 coronary segments with a length of 27 +/- 7 mm. For vessel, lumen, and plaque + media volume the relative measurement differences (P = NS for all) were (A = intraobserver comparison, same pullback) -0.40 +/- 1.0%; -0.48 +/- 1.4%; -0.35 +/- 1.6%, (B = intraobserver comparison, repeated pullback) -0.42 +/- 1.2%; -0.52 +/- 1.8%; -0.43 +/- 4.5% (C = interobserver comparison, same pullback) 0.71 +/- 1.8%; 0.71 +/- 2.2%, and 0.89 +/- 5.0%, respectively. For fibrous, fibro-lipidic, calcium, and necrotic-core volumes the relative measurement differences (P = NS for all) were (A) 0.45 +/- 2.1%; -1.12 +/- 4.9%; -0.84 +/- 2.1%; -0.22 +/- 1.8%, (B) 1.40 +/- 4.1%; 1.26 +/- 6.7%; 2.66 +/- 7.4%; 0.85 +/- 4.4%, and (C) -1.60 +/- 4.9%; 3.85 +/- 8.2%; 1.66 +/- 7.5%, and -1.58 +/- 4.7%, respectively. Of note, necrotic-core volume showed on average the lowest measurement variability. Thus, in mild-to-moderate atherosclerotic coronary artery disease the reproducibility of volumetric compositional RF-IVUS measurements from the same pullback is relatively high, but lower than the reproducibility of geometrical IVUS measurements. Measurements from repeated pullbacks and by different observers show acceptable reproducibilities; the volumetric measurement of the necrotic-core shows on average the highest reproducibility of the compositional RF-IVUS measurements. PMID:18704753

  5. Linfoma cutâneo primário de grandes células B de apresentação atípica: relato de caso Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma of atypical presentation: case report

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    Antônio René Diógenes de Sousa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Linfomas cutâneos primários são definidos como neoplasias linfocíticas que se apresentam clinicamente na pele sem doença extracutânea no momento do diagnóstico e até por 6 meses após. Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente masculino, idoso, com história de pápulas em axila, há 3 meses, que evoluíram para ulceração. Ao exame, úlcera profunda de bordos irregulares, infiltrados, em axila direita. Exames físico e complementares não evidenciaram doença à distância. O histopatológico mostra infiltrado dérmico denso e difuso de linfócitos atípicos. A imuno-histoquímica evidencia expressão de antígenos CD20 e bcl-2, com CD10 negativo, configurando diagnóstico de linfoma cutâneo difuso de grandes células B. Neste tipo de linfoma, é rara a manifestação cutânea primária, assim como a incidência é menor em homens e a localização, mais comum em membros inferioresPrimary cutaneous lymphomas are defined as lymphocytic neoplasias that present themselves clinically in the skin without extracutaneous disease at diagnosis and up to 6 months after it. The authors report the case of an elderly male patient, with a three- month-history of papules in the axilla which evolved into painful ulceration. Examination found deep ulcer with irregular borders ,infiltrates, in the right axilla. Physical and additional examinations did not evidence disease at distance. Histopathology revealed dense and diffuse dermic sample infiltrate of atypical lymphocytes. Imunohistochemistry shows expression of CD20 and bcl-2 antigens , with negative CD10, configuring diagnosis of cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma. In this type of cutaneous lymphoma, primary cutaneous manifestation is rare ,the incidence in men is lower and it is most commonly located in the lower limbs

  6. The Impact of the Acute Results on the Long - Term Outcome after the Treatment of In- stent Restenosis: A Serial Intravascular Ultrasound Study

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    @@ Stenting reduces acute complications and restenosis compared to balloon angioplasty and other devices. However, in- stent restenosis (ISR) is an important clinical problem. The current serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)analysis was undertaken to determine whether the acute results obtained during the treatment of ISR influence the long term results and whether this is true for patients treated with and without adjunct brachytherapy.

  7. El Tratado de Lisboa. ¿Un paso adelante hacia la “parlamentarización” de la Unión Europea?

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    Claudia Storini

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available La interconexión y dependencia recíproca entre Derecho Comunitario y Constituciones nacionales están aceptadas en la actualidad como un lugar común en el Derecho Público europeo, resultando casi explícitas en conceptos ya acuñados como el de multilevel constítutíonalism de Pernice o el “constitucionalismo dual” de von Bogdandy. Este artículo se detiene en el análisis de las influencias y del complejo juego de relaciones entre Parlamentos Nacionales y Unión Europea, enmarcándose claramente en el nuevo constitucionalismo europeo “multinivel”. A la luz del tratado de Lisboa analiza la interdependencia entre Derecho Comunitario y Derechos nacionales en materia parlamentaria. Se adentra en el papel que los Parlamentos nacionales pueden y deben representar en el proceso de integración europea así como en la búsqueda de su mayor democratización y ofrece los elementos necesarios para valorar jurídicamente en qué medida el Tratado de Lisboa representa un paso adelante hacia la “parlamentarización” de la Unión Europea.

  8. Medidas tecnológicas de protección en el tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

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    Jhonny Antonio Pabón Cadavid

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Las medidas tecnológicas de protección de contenidos tutelados por el derecho de autor, gracias a los tratados internacionales de 1996 de la OMPI son objeto obligatorio de protección jurídica, en Colombia la legislación que ha abordado el tema ha sido de forma exclusiva la penal. El tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos, en el marco de los aadpic aumentados, establece normas relacionadas con las medidas tecnológicas de protección que replican el modelo de la dmca de 1998. Un tema que ha tenido tantas variaciones, en especial frente a las excepciones a la elusión de las medidas, es necesario que sea abordado con una agenda legislativa moderna, que incluya los desarrollos que ha tenido el tema durante los últimos 10 años. Se presenta un análisis de las normas propuestas en el tlc y se propone que el legislador Colombiano dentro de la soberanía que le es propia, legisle el tema mucho más allá de lo propuesto en el TLC.

  9. Medidas tecnológicas de protección en el tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

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    Jhonny Antonio Pabón Cadavid

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Las medidas tecnológicas de protección de contenidos tutelados por el derecho de autor, gracias a los tratados internacionales de 1996 de la ompi son objeto obligatorio de protección jurídica, en Colombia la legislación que ha abordado el tema ha sido de forma exclusiva la penal. El tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos, en el marco de los aadpic aumentados, establece normas relacionadas con las medidas tecnológicas de protección que replican el modelo de la dmca de 1998. Un tema que ha tenido tantas variaciones, en especial frente a las excepciones a la elusión de las medidas, es necesario que sea abordado con una agenda legislativa moderna, que incluya los desarrollos que ha tenido el tema durante los últimos 10 años. Se presenta un análisis de las normas propuestas en el tlc y se propone que el legislador Colombiano dentro de la soberanía que le es propia, legisle el tema mucho más allá de lo propuesto en el tlc.

  10. Firmeza de pêssegos 'diamante' tratados com 1-MCP Firmness of peach 'diamante' treated with 1-MCP

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    Fernanda Emanuele da Rocha Oliveira

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    Full Text Available No Brasil, o consumo de pêssegos in natura vem aumentando a cada ano. No entanto, durante o transporte, o período de armazenamento e a comercialização, as perdas são bastante significativas, havendo a necessidade de desenvolver tecnologias para manter a qualidade pós-colheita e prolongar a vida útil desses frutos. O composto 1-metilciclopropeno (1-MCP vem sendo usado com resultados positivos em diversos tipos de frutos, como goiaba, banana, maçã, entre outras. Neste trabalho, foi avaliado o tratamento com 1-MCP em pêssegos armazenados em condições ambientais para a manutenção da firmeza dos frutos. Os frutos da cv. Diamante foram provenientes do município de Nepomuceno-MG, colhidos no estádio de maturação 'de vez' e selecionados em função do tamanho, estádio de maturação e ausência de injúrias. Os frutos foram submetidos à imersão em hipoclorito de sódio a 1% para desinfecção e parte deles foi tratada com 1-MCP, na concentração aproximada de 625 nL/L, por 12 horas. Em seguida, os frutos foram armazenados por até 10 dias, em temperatura ambiente (22 ± 2°C e 77 ± 2% UR. Foram realizadas análises de firmeza da polpa, solubilização de pectinas e atividades de pectinametilesterase e poligalacturonase a cada 2 dias até o final do período de armazenamento. Os frutos tratados com 1-MCP apresentaram maior firmeza e menor solubilização de pectinas durante o período avaliado e também menor atividade de pectinametilesterase que os frutos-controle até o 6º dia de armazenamento, demonstrando que o 1-MCP foi eficiente em retardar o amaciamento dos frutos no período estudado.In Brazil, the consumption of in natura peaches has been increasing every year. However, during the transport, the storage period and the commercialization, the losses are quite significant, having the need to develop technologies to maintain postharvest quality and to prolong the useful life of those fruits. The compound 1-methylcyclopropene

  11. Conocimiento del médico acerca del tratado de libre comercio en el sector salud costarricense

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    Nancy Mesén-Arce

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    Full Text Available Justificación: Al ser la salud un derecho en sí misma y tener relación recíproca con el crecimiento económico de un país, adquiere relevancia el análisis de las repercusiones del Tratado de Libre Comercio con EEUU (TLC en el sector salud costarricense. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar el conocimiento de médicos trabajadores de la CCSS acerca de los posibles efectos del TLC sobre el sector salud. Metodología: Se elaboró un cuestionario compuesto por preguntas abiertas y cerradas, el cual se aplicó a 60 médicos, entre abril y mayo de 2006, en tres hospitales nacionales de la CCSS, específicamente: Hospital San Juan de Dios, Hospital "Dr. Rafael A. Calderón Guardia" y Hospital de las Mujeres "Dr.Adolfo Carit Eva". Resultados: De los sesenta médicos entrevistados, un 37% fueron mujeres y un 63% hombres. El 83% mencionó conocer el TLC, un 75% por los medios de comunicación y un 53% había sido informado acerca del contenido sobre propiedad intelectual. Los efectos sobre la salud más frecuentemente mencionados fueron: el acceso a los medicamentos genéricos (60%, la accesibilidad a los servicios de salud (50% y las oportunidades laborales (40%, solo un 15% no reconoció ningún fecto. Conclusión: Los médicos, como profesionales, como trabajadores de la CCSS y como consumidores deben conocer sobre los contenidos del TLC que pueden afectar su desempeño laboral. Este estudio demuestra que muchos de los entrevistados no tienen un adecuado conocimiento el TLC ni de sus implicaciones o efectos en el sistema de salud costarricense.Justification: Health is a human right by itself and it is related to the countries economic growth. One problem put forward by CAFTA has to do with its effects on the health services. The present study was undertaken to determine the knowledge of medical doctors regarding the possible effects of CAFTA on the health system and its repercussions on availability of generic medicines and the access to

  12. Adsorção de ácidos húmicos em latossolo roxo natural e tratado com oxalato de amônio

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    Full Text Available A interação de substâncias húmicas com minerais no solo pode influir na dinâmica da decomposição da matéria orgânica e na sua estabilidade. A adsorção de dois ácidos húmicos em Latossolo Roxo natural (LR natural e tratado com oxalato de amônio (LR tratado foi efetuada, com vistas em investigar os mecanismos de adsorção e os principais grupos funcionais envolvidos, bem como relacionar a capacidade adsortiva de acordo com as características químicas e moleculares dos adsorbatos. Os ácidos húmicos extraídos com solução de NaOH 0,5 N de uma amostra de carvão (AHc e de um solo Brunizém (AHs foram caracterizados por análise elementar e espectroscopia de 13C-RMN. A parametrização dos dados experimentais das isotermas de adsorção foi do tipo y = A tanh Bx, e o modelo de Langmuir também foi aplicado. As amostras adsorvidas foram analisadas por espectroscopia no Infra-Vermelho por Reflectância Difusa com Transformada de Fourier (DRIFT. A adsorção dos ácidos húmicos no LR natural foi de natureza química, sendo evidenciado por DRIFT que a reação de troca de ligantes das carboxilas com a superfície dos minerais foi um mecanismo importante. O AHc, que apresentou caráter aromático mais elevado e maior teor de carboxilas na molécula, foi adsorvido em maior quantidade do que o AHs nos dois adsorventes, o que indica a possível participação de estruturas aromáticas na interação organomineral. No LR tratado, cuja área superficial específica foi superior (ASE = 140,9 m² g-1, a adsorção foi mais elevada do que no LR natural (ASE = 66,1 m² g-1. A maior ASE no LR tratado foi relacionada com o rompimento de microagregados no tratamento com oxalato de amônio que extraiu a porção cimentante dos óxidos de ferro que unia os minerais. A interação neste tipo de adsorvente, estimada segundo a equação y = A tanh Bx, foi mais forte do que na amostra natural, o que pode estar relacionado com a presença de sítios de

  13. [Dynamics of violations of intravascular platelet activity in rats during the formation of metabolic syndrome using fructose models].

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    Medvedev, I N

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    Objective: To trace the development of disorders intravascular platelet activity in experimental form of the metabolic syndrome. The study included 61 rat male Wistar rats at the age of 2.5-3 months. Animals were divided into 2 groups: 32 rats were given free access to drink 10% solution of fructose for 8 weeks and 29 rats were the control group. The level of the total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLD cholesterol) and triglycerides were determined using colorimetric enzymatic method. The blood plasma content of endothelin-1 was determined by radioimmunoassay, thromboxane B2 and 6-keto-prostaglandin F(1α)--by ELISA. The total content of nitrogen oxide metabolites was revealed in blood. Intravascular platelet activity was assessed using phase contrast microscopy. In terms of fructose load in rats simultaneously with the increase of body weight and the development of biochemical disorders that are characteristic for the metabolic syndrome, there comes a marked progressive increase in intravascular platelet activity [reduction of the number of discocytes from 81.0 ± 0.1 to 61.3 ± 0.2%, increase in the number of reactive platelets from 19.0 ± 0.1 to 38.7 ± 0.2%, an increase in the number of freely moving in the blood of small units from 2.4 ± 0.0 to 14.6 ± 0.1 per 100 free platelets, and of medium and large units (from 4 or more cells) from 0.1 ± 0.03 to 2.3 ± 0.06 per 100 free platelets], largely due to the increase (p < 0.01) of the synthesis of thromboxane B2 (from 145.9 ± 0.2 to 232.6 ± 0.7 pg/ml), endothelin-4 (from 6.9 ± 0.2 to 12.5 ± 0.4 pg/ml) and reduction (p < 0.01) of the generation of 6-keto-prostaglandin F1α (from 75.9 ± 0.2 to 62.3 ± 0.4 pg/ml), and the total amount of nitric oxide metabolites (from 27.9 ± 0.3 to 23.2 ± 0.1 mmol/l). PMID:27228700

  14. Thrombin generation by exposure of blood to endotoxin: a simple model to study disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Stief, T W

    2006-04-01

    Pathologic disseminated intravascular coagulation (PDIC) is a serious complication in sepsis. In an in-vitro system consisting of incubation of fresh citrated blood with lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or glucans and subsequent plasma recalcification plasmatic thrombin was quantified. Five hundred microliters of freshly drawn citrated blood of healthy donors were incubated with up to 800 ng/mL LPS (Escherichia coli) or up to 80 microg/mL Zymosan A (ZyA; Candida albicans) for 30 minutes at room temperature (RT). The samples were centrifuged, and 30 microL plasma were recalcified with 1 volume or less of CaCl(2) (25 micromoles Ca(2+)/mL plasma). After 0 to 12 minutes (37 degrees C), 20 microL 2.5 M arginine, pH 8.6, were added. Thirty microliters 0.9 mM HD-CHG-Ala-Arg-pNA in 2.3 M arginine were added, and the absorbance increase at 405 nm was determined. Fifty microliters plasma were also incubated with 5 microL 250 mM CaCl2 for 5, 10, or 15 minutes (37 degrees C). Fifty microliters 2.5 M arginine stops coagulation, and 50 microL 0.77 mM HD-CHG-Ala-Arg-pNA in 2.3 M arginine starts the thrombin detection. The standard was 1 IU/mL thrombin in 7% human albumin instead of plasma. Arginine was also added in the endotoxin exposure time (EET) or in the plasma coagulation reaction time (CRT). Tissue factor (TF)-antigen and soluble CD14 were determined. LPS at blood concentrations greater than 10 ng/mL or ZyA at greater than 1 microg/mL severalfold enhance thrombin generation, when the respective plasmas are recalcified. After 30 minutes EET at RT, the thrombin activity at 12 minutes CRT generated by the addition of 200 ng/mL LPS or 20 microg/mL ZyA is approximately 200 mIU/mL compared to approximately 20 mIU/mL without addition of endotoxin, or compared to about 7 mIU/mL thrombin at 0 minutes CRT. Arginine added to blood or to plasma inhibits thrombin generation; the inhibitory concentration 50% (IC 50) is approximately 15 mM plasma concentration. Endotoxin incubation of blood

  15. Intravascular ultrasound observation of the mechanism of no-reflow phenomenon in acute myocardial infarction.

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    Full Text Available To study the mechanism of the no-reflow phenomenon using coronary angiography (CAG and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS.A total of 120 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI who successfully underwent indwelling intracoronary stent placement by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI. All patients underwent pre- and post-PCI CAG and pre-IVUS. No-reflow was defined as post-PCI thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI grade 0, 1, or 2 flow in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Normal reflow was defined as TIMI grade 3 flow. The pre-operation reference vascular area, minimal luminal cross-sectional area, plaque cross-sectional area, lesion length, plaque volume and plaque traits were measured by IVUS.The no-reflow group was observed in 14 cases (11.6% and normal blood-flow group in 106 cases (89.4% based on CAG results. There was no statistically significant difference in the patients' medical history, reference vascular area (no-flow vs. normal-flow; 15.5 ± 3.2 vs. 16.2 ± 3.3, p > 0.05 and lesion length (21.9 ± 5.1 vs. 19.5 ± 4.8, p > 0.05 between the two groups. No-reflow patients had a longer symptom onset to reperfusion time compared to normal blood-flow group [(6.6 ± 3.1 h vs (4.3 ± 2.7 h; p < 0.05] and higher incidence of TIMI flow grade < 3 (71.4% vs 49.0%, p < 0.05. By IVUS examination, the no-reflow group had a significantly increased coronary plaque area and plaque volume compared to normal blood-flow group [(13.7 ± 3.0 mm2 vs (10.2 ± 2.9 mm2; (285.4 ± 99.8 mm3 vs (189.7 ± 86.4 mm3; p < 0.01]. The presence of IVUS-detected soft plaque (57.1% vs. 24.0%, p < 0.01, eccentric plaque (64.2% vs. 33.7%, p < 0.05, plaque rupture (50.0% vs. 21.2%, p < 0.01, and thrombosis (42.8% vs. 15.3% were significantly more common in no-reflow group.There was no obvious relationship between the coronary risk factors and no-reflow phenomenon. The symptom onset to reperfusion time, TIMI flow grade before stent deployment, plaque area

  16. Aplicação da ressonância magnética de corpo inteiro para o estadiamento e acompanhamento de pacientes com linfoma de Hodgkin na faixa etária infanto-juvenil: comparação entre diferentes sequências

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    Daniel Nava

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o desempenho das sequências T1, T2, STIR e DWIBS (difusão de corpo inteiro com supressão do sinal de fundo na identificação de sítios caracterizados como acometidos pelo linfoma de Hodgkin nas cadeias linfonodais, órgãos parenquimatosos e medula óssea, e avaliar a concordância entre os examinadores. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 12 pacientes com diagnóstico confirmado de linfoma de Hodgkin. Os pacientes foram encaminhados para o exame de ressonância magnética, sendo realizadas as sequências ponderadas em T1, T2, STIR e DWIBS. RESULTADOS: O número de sítios linfonodais caracterizados como acometidos nas sequências ponderadas em T1 e T2 apresentaram resultados semelhantes (8 sítios, mas inferiores às sequências STIR e DWIBS (11 e 12 sítios, respectivamente. Quanto ao acometimento da medula óssea, observaram-se os mesmos valores para as sequências T1, T2 e DWIBS (17 lesões, superiores ao valor encontrado na sequência STIR (13 lesões. Quando realizada a comparação entre os examinadores, nota-se que há alta concordância entre as quatro sequências. CONCLUSÃO: As sequências STIR e DWIBS detectaram maior número de linfonodos caracterizados como acometidos. Todas as sequências apresentaram resultados semelhantes na avaliação dos órgãos parenquimatosos e medula óssea. Em todas as sequências analisadas houve alta concordância entre os examinadores.

  17. Qualidade seminal e histomorfometria dos órgãos reprodutivos de ovinos tratados com fluoreto de sódio Seminal quality and reproductive histomorphometry of ram lambs treated with sodium fluoride

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    O presente estudo objetivou avaliar as características espermáticas, os indicadores do metabolismo oxidativo do sêmen, o diâmetro dos túbulos seminíferos e a altura do epitélio testicular, do epididimário e do canal deferente de ovinos tratados com fluoreto de sódio. Foram utilizados 12 ovinos, com idade aproximada de cinco meses. Os animais foram divididos em grupo controle, o qual recebeu diariamente sal iodado (5g de NaCl animal-1 + 0,2mg I kg-1 matéria seca), e tratado, que recebeu sal io...

  18. Comportamiento detersivo de las formulaciones ecológicas en la extracción de grasas y proteínas en tejido de algodón aprestado y tratado con diversos suavizantes

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    Carrión Fité, Francisco Javier; Serra Gasol, Miquel

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    En el presente trabajo se efectuó un estudio del comportamiento detersivo producido por una formulación ecológica, aplicada para el lavado de un tejido de algodón aprestado con una resina DMDHEU y tratado con diferentes suavizantes catiónicos, del tipo de amonio silicona y esterquat. A estos tejidos se aplicaron, antes del lavado, dos impurezas del tipo proteína y una tipo aceitosa. Los efectos del detergente, en la extracción de tales impurezas del tejido aprestado y tratado con los diferent...

  19. Successful Control of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation by Recombinant Thrombomodulin during Arsenic Trioxide Treatment in Relapsed Patient with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

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    Motohiro Shindo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC frequently occurs in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL. With the induction of therapy in APL using all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA, DIC can be controlled in most cases as ATRA usually shows immediate improvement of the APL. However, arsenic trioxide (ATO which has been used for the treatment of relapse in APL patients has shown to take time to suppress APL cells, therefore the control of DIC in APL with ATO treatment is a major problem. Recently, the recombinant soluble thrombomodulin fragment has received a lot of attention as the novel drug for the treatment of DIC with high efficacy. Here, we present a relapsed patient with APL in whom DIC was successfully and safely controlled by rTM during treatment with ATO.

  20. Effect of combined therapy of danaparoid sodium and tranexamic acid on chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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    Ontachi, Yasuo; Asakura, Hidesaku; Arahata, Masahisa; Kadohira, Yasuko; Maekawa, Mio; Hayashi, Tomoe; Yamazaki, Masahide; Morishita, Eriko; Saito, Masanori; Minami, Shinji; Nakao, Shinji

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    Chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a well-known complication of aortic aneurysm. A 63-year-old man with bleeding tendency and a large palpable abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) was diagnosed as having fibrinolysis dominant DIC by the excessive activation of both coagulation and fibrinolysis (plasmin -alpha2 plasmin inhibitor complex concentration is usually >4 microg/ml). Although several treatments were tried, DIC could not be controlled until the patient was given combined therapy of danaparoid (1,250 U/12 h, bolus IV) and tranexamic acid (0.5 g x 3/day, oral administration). This therapy may be beneficial when control for bleeding is required without restricting the ambulatory movement of patients by continuous drip. PMID:16127203