Utility of dual-energy CT for predicting the vascularity of meningiomas

ConclusionsDECT predicted vascular density with lower radiation exposure compared to PCT. DECT could potentially replace PCT for evaluating the vascularity of meningiomas.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Authors: Curakova Ristovska E, Genadieva-Dimitrova M, Caloska-Ivanova V, Misevski J Abstract INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Endothelial dysfunction is involved in the pathogenesis of portal hypertension and in the progression of liver disease. As an indicator of endothelial dysfunction, von Willebrand factor (vWF-Ag) can be a useful mortality predictor in patients with liver cirrhosis. The aim of the study is to compare the predictive value of vWF-Ag with the predictive value of MELD score regarding the three-month mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 70 patients with cirrhosis and porta...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
In conclusion, TGF‑β1 could induce EndMT in CECs and rhBMP‑7 may suppress this process by regulating Smad5. PMID: 31939623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Abstract Type 2 von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common congenital bleeding disorder, with variable bleeding tendency and a complex laboratory phenotype. In the current study, we report the clinical and molecular profile of a large number of Iranian patients with type 2 VWD. All exons, intron-exon boundaries, and untranslated regions were sequenced by Sanger sequencing for direct mutation detection. All identified mutations were confirmed in family members and by relevant bioinformatics studies. A total of 136 patients with type 2 VWD were diagnosed, including 42 (30.9%), 32 (23.6%), 38 (27.9%), and 24 (17...
Source: International Journal of Hematology - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Int J Hematol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Clots in diabetic patients had more fibrin and fewer erythrocyte components compared with patients without diabetes mellitus, while hyperglycemia on admission did not show association with clot composition. Further studies are needed to confirm these results. PMID: 31924102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2020Source: Hepatobiliary &Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Evandro de Oliveira Souza, Élbio Antônio D'Amico, Tânia Rúbia Flores da Rocha, Caroline Marcondes Ferreira, Juliana Medeiros Batista, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Flair José Carrilho, Alberto Queiroz FariasBackgroundThrombocytopenia is a possible risk factor for bleeding after band ligation of esophageal varices. However, elevated von Willebrand factor (VWF) in cirrhosis improves platelet function and could decrease this risk. Our objective was to assess platelet ...
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion This study presents a promising method to enhance adipogenic effects in the murine subcutis using CGS combined with FGF-2, representing a potential technique for soft tissue reconstruction.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research
We describe here recent exciting studies, most still pre-clinical, that address FVIII immunogenicity and suggest novel interventions to prevent or reverse inhibitor development. Studies of FVIII uptake, processing and presentation on antigen-presenting cells, epitope mapping, and the roles of complement, heme, von Willebrand factor, glycans, and the microbiome in FVIII immunogenicity are elucidating mechanisms of primary and secondary immune responses and suggesting additional novel targets. Promising tolerogenic therapies include development of FVIII-Fc fusion proteins, nanoparticle-based therapies, oral tolerance, and en...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In high-volume/large-neck aneurysms, flow-diverting stent implantation can cause reduced von Willebrand factor activity, which may be linked causally to acquired von Willebrand disease.
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
ABO blood group has a profound influence on hemostasis as it is a major determinant of plasma levels of von Willebrand Factor. In vitro studies suggest that blood group O is a risk factor for increased severe bleeding while blood group non-O is a risk fact...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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Source: Vascular - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular Source Type: research
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