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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292862/molecular-imaging-of-atheroma-deciphering-how-and-when-to-use-18-f-sodium-fluoride-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose
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EDITORIAL
Ahmed Tawakol, Michael T Osborne, Zahi A Fayad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292859/-18-f-fluoride-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-minor-ischemic-stroke-case-control-study
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Alex T Vesey, William S A Jenkins, Agnese Irkle, Alastair Moss, Greg Sng, Rachael O Forsythe, Tim Clark, Gemma Roberts, Alison Fletcher, Christophe Lucatelli, James H F Rudd, Anthony P Davenport, Nicholas L Mills, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Martin Dennis, William N Whiteley, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) can assess both anatomy and biology of carotid atherosclerosis. We sought to assess whether (18)F-fluoride or (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose can identify culprit and high-risk carotid plaque. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed (18)F-fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in 26 patients after recent transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke: 18 patients with culprit carotid stenosis awaiting carotid endarterectomy and 8 controls without culprit carotid atheroma...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280493/t-cells-specific-for-a-self-peptide-of-apob-100-exacerbate-aortic-atheroma-in-murine-atherosclerosis
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Michael K Shaw, Kevin Y Tse, Xiaoqing Zhao, Kathryn Welch, Daniel T Eitzman, Raghavendar R Thipparthi, Paul C Montgomery, Ryan Thummel, Harley Y Tse
On the basis of mouse I-A(b)-binding motifs, two sequences of the murine apolipoprotein B-100 (mApoB-100), mApoB-1003501-3515 (designated P3) and mApoB-100978-992 (designated P6), were found to be immunogenic. In this report, we show that P6 is also atherogenic. Immunization of Apoe(-/-) mice fed a high-fat diet (HFD) with P6 resulted in enhanced development of aortic atheroma as compared to control mice immunized with an irrelevant peptide MOG35-55 or with complete Freund's adjuvant alone. Adoptive transfer of lymph node cells from P6-immunized donor mice to recipients fed an HFD caused exacerbated aortic atheromas, correlating P6-primed cells with disease development...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276564/dietary-fatty-acids-on-aortic-root-calcification-in-mice-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Maria C Naranjo, Beatriz Bermudez, Indara Garcia, Sergio Lopez, Rocio Abia, Francisco J G Muriana, Sergio Montserrat-de la Paz
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with obesity, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and chronic low-grade inflammation. The aim of this study was to determine the role of high-fat low-cholesterol diets (HFLCDs) rich in SFAs (HFLCD-SFAs), MUFAs (HFLCD-MUFAs) or MUFAs plus omega-3 long-chain PUFAs (HFLCD-PUFAs) on vascular calcification by the modulation of the RANKL/RANK/OPG system in the aortic roots of Lep(ob/ob)LDLR(-/-) mice. Animals fed with HFLCD-SFAs had increased weight and a greater atheroma plaque size, calcification, and RANKL/CATHK expression in the aortic root than mice on MUFA-enriched diets, with an increasing OPG expression in the aortic roots of the latter...
March 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260035/screening-of-potential-gene-markers-for-predicting-carotid-atheroma-plaque-formation-using-bioinformatics-approaches
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Guiming Wang, Dong Kuai, Yudong Yang, Gaochao Yang, Zhigang Wei, Wenbo Zhao
The present study aimed to investigate potential gene markers for predicting the formation of carotid atheroma plaques using high‑throughput bioinformatics methods. The GSE43292 gene expression profile was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Following data processing, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened using a paired t‑test in the Linear Models for Microarray Data package with the criteria of a false discovery rate of P<0.05 and |log2 fold‑change| ≥0.58, followed by functional enrichment, protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network construction, key node and module analysis, and prediction of transcription factors (TFs) targeting genes in the significant modules...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243806/influence-of-erythrocyte-membrane-stability-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Mario da Silva Garrote-Filho, Morun Bernardino-Neto, Nilson Penha-Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to show how an excess of cholesterol in the erythrocyte membrane contributes stochastically to the progression of atherosclerosis, leading to damage in blood rheology and O2 transport, deposition of cholesterol (from trapped erythrocytes) in an area of intraplaque hemorrhage, and local exacerbation of oxidative stress. RECENT FINDINGS: Cholesterol contained in the membrane of erythrocytes trapped in an intraplaque hemorrhage contributes to the growth of the necrotic nucleus...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240525/infrapopliteal-calcification-patterns-in-critical-limb-ischemia-diagnostic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-the-search-for-the-endovascular-holy-grail
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Jihad A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Fadi Saab
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is characterized by multilevel and multivessel disease. Amongst patients with infrainguinal disease, approximately one third have predominantly isolated infrapopliteal disease and the remaining two thirds, a combination of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal disease. Isolated infrapopliteal disease is mainly seen in the elderly, diabetic, or dialysis-dependent patients. These patients have higher risk of amputation and shorter amputation-free survival...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226721/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Stuart Norris, Brett Cowan, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Kathleen Gilbert, Mark Webster, Alistair Young, Susann Beier, John Cater, John Ormiston
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223301/unstable-saphenous-vein-graft-atheroma-in-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Fumiyasu Seike, Shuntaro Ikeda, Hideo Kawakami, Toru Miyoshi, Akira Oshita, Shinji Inaba, Takafumi Okura, Jitsuo Higaki, Hiroshi Matsuoka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223221/the-atheroma-plaque-secretome-stimulates-the-mobilization-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-ex-vivo
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Francisco M Vega, Violette Gautier, Cecilia M Fernandez-Ponce, M J Extremera, A F M Altelaar, Jaime Millan, Juan C Tellez, Jose A Hernandez-Campos, Rosario Conejero, Jorge Bolivar, Ricardo Pardal, Francisco J Garcia-Cózar, Enrique Aguado, Albert J R Heck, Mª Carmen Duran-Ruiz
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) constitute a promising alternative in cardiovascular regenerative medicine due to their assigned role in angiogenesis and vascular repair. In response to injury, EPCs promote vascular remodeling by replacement of damaged endothelial cells and/or by secreting angiogenic factors over the damaged tissue. Nevertheless, such mechanisms need to be further characterized. In the current approach we have evaluated the initial response of early EPCs (eEPCs) from healthy individuals after direct contact with the factors released by carotid arteries complicated with atherosclerotic plaques (AP), in order to understand the mechanisms underlying the neovascularization and remodeling properties assigned to these cells...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215108/antithrombotic-therapy-in-aortic-diseases-a-narrative-review
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Francois Caron, Sonia S Anand
Aortic diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders, including atherothrombotic conditions like aortic atheroma, cholesterol embolization syndrome, aortic mural thrombus, thrombus within an aneurysm, and large vessel vasculitis. In this review, we provide a summary of the current evidence regarding atherothrombotic diseases of the aorta, focusing on therapeutic avenues. In patients with previous stroke, aortic arch atheroma is recognized as a strong predictor of recurrent atheroembolism, and antiplatelet therapy alone is still associated with a high (11...
February 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214453/reciprocal-regulation-of-enos-h2s-and-co-synthesizing-enzymes-in-human-atheroma-correlation-with-plaque-stability-and-effects-of-simvastatin
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Fragiska Sigala, Panagiotis Efentakis, Dimitra Karageorgiadi, Konstadinos Filis, Paraskevas Zampas, Efstathios K Iliodromitis, George Zografos, Andreas Papapetropoulos, Ioanna Andreadou
The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying plaque destabilization remain obscure. We sought to elucidate the correlation between NO, H2S and CO-generating enzymes, nitro-oxidative stress and plaque stability in carotid arteries. Carotid atherosclerotic plaques were collected from 62 patients who had undergone endarterectomy due to internal artery stenosis. Following histological evaluation the plaques were divided into stable and unstable ones. To investigate the impact of simvastatin we divided patients with stable plaques, into those receiving and to those not receiving simvastatin...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203578/supersized-atheroma-causing-acquired-coarctation-of-aorta-leading-to-heart-failure
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Sajin Karakattu, Ghulam Murtaza, Sharma Dinesh, Kamesh Sivagnanam, Jeffrey Schoondyke, Timir Paul
Calcified atheromatous aortic lesion causing significant narrowing of the aorta is an uncommon clinical entity. This calcified atheroma leads to obstruction of the lumen of the aorta simulating acquired coarctation of aorta causing impaired perfusion of lower limbs, visceral ischemia, and hypertension. We report a case of 58-year-old patient who presented with dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, 25-lb weight gain, lower extremity edema, and chest pain. Extensive workup including computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large calcific mass in the aortic arch causing his presenting symptoms...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196941/histopathological-differences-between-the-anterior-and-posterior-brain-arteries-as-a-function-of-aging
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William Roth, Susan Morgello, James Goldman, Jay P Mohr, Mitchell S V Elkind, Randolph S Marshall, Jose Gutierrez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We tested the hypothesis that posterior brain arteries differ pathologically from anterior brain arteries and that this difference varies with age. METHODS: Brain large arteries from 194 autopsied individuals (mean age 56±17 years, 63% men, 25% nonwhite, 17% with brain infarcts) were analyzed to obtain the areas of arterial layers and lumen as well as the relative content of elastin, collagen, and amyloid. Visual rating was used to determine the prevalence of atheroma, calcification, vasa vasorum, pattern of intima thickening, and internal elastic lamina gaps...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186844/prevalence-of-calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-panoramic-images-of-older-men-with-gout-a-descriptive-retrospective-study
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Arthur H Friedlander, Lindsay L Graves, Shannon C Grabich, Nona Aghazadeh-Sanai, Tina I Chang
OBJECTIVES: Given the enhanced risk of ischemic stroke resulting from the direct effects of hyperuricemia on vascular plaque formation seen among older males with gout we sought to determine the prevalence of calcified carotid artery atheromas (CCAA) on their panoramic images. METHODS: Medical records librarians identified all male patients over age 45 who had a diagnosis of gout and a panoramic image incidentally obtained between 2000-2015. The prevalence rate of CCAA on technically appropriate images was determined as were these patients' atherogenic risk profiles including: age, BMI, hypertension, dyslipidemia...
February 10, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164012/effect-of-serial-infusions-of-reconstituted-high-density-lipoprotein-cer-001-on-coronary-atherosclerosis-rationale-and-design-of-the-carat-study
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Jordan Andrews, Alex Janssan, Tracy Nguyen, Anthony D Pisaniello, Daniel J Scherer, John J P Kastelein, Bela Merkely, Steven E Nissen, Kausik Ray, Gregory G Schwartz, Stephen G Worthley, Connie Keyserling, Jean-Louis Dasseux, Julie Butters, Jacinta Girardi, Rosemary Miller, Stephen J Nicholls
BACKGROUND: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is believed to have atheroprotective properties, but an effective HDL-based therapy remains elusive. Early studies have suggested that infusion of reconstituted HDL promotes reverse cholesterol transport and vascular reactivity. The CER-001 Atherosclerosis Regression Acute Coronary Syndrome Trial (CARAT) is investigating the impact of infusing an engineered pre-beta HDL mimetic containing sphingomyelin (SM) and dipalmitoyl phosphatidlyglycerol (CER-001) on coronary atheroma volume in patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160583/calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-panoramic-radiographs-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-before-and-after-radiotherapy
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R-L Markman, K-G Conceição-Vasconcelos, T-B Brandão, A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-R Santos-Silva, M-A Lopes
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to verify if head and neck radiotherapy (RT) is able to induce calcified carotid artery atheroma (CCAA) in a large head and neck cancer (HNC) population and also to compare the socio-demographic and clinical findings of patients with and without CCAA detected on panoramic radiographs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Panoramic radiographs taken before and after head and neck radiotherapy (RT) of 180 HNC patients were selected and analyzed in order to identify the presence of CCAA...
March 1, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143981/a-novel-repressor-of-the-ica-locus-discovered-in-clinically-isolated-super-biofilm-elaborating-staphylococcus-aureus
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Liansheng Yu, Junzo Hisatsune, Ikue Hayashi, Nobuyuki Tatsukawa, Yusuke Sato'o, Emiri Mizumachi, Fuminori Kato, Hideki Hirakawa, Gerald B Pier, Motoyuki Sugai
Staphylococcus aureus TF2758 is a clinical isolate from an atheroma and a super-biofilm-elaborating/polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA)/poly-N-acetylglucosamine (PNAG)-overproducing strain (L. Shrestha et al., Microbiol Immunol 60:148-159, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1111/1348-0421.12359). A microarray analysis and DNA genome sequencing were performed to identify the mechanism underlying biofilm overproduction by TF2758. We found high transcriptional expression levels of a 7-gene cluster (satf2580 to satf2586) and the ica operon in TF2758...
January 31, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135035/fibrinolysis-inhibitors-in-plaque-stability-a-morphological-association-pai-1-and-tafi-in-advanced-carotid-plaque
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A-C Jönsson Rylander, A Lindgren, J Deinum, G M L Bergström, G Böttcher, I Kalies, K Wåhlander
BACKGROUND: Fibrinolysis plays an important role in destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques and is tightly regulated by specific inhibitors. OBJECTIVE: The fibrinolysis inhibitors PAI-1 and TAFI were quantified and described in the morphological context of advanced carotid plaques (AHA VI-VIII) to elucidate their role in plaque stability. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry in serial sections along the longitudinal axis of endarterectomies from patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis (n=19) were studied using an antibody specific for free PAI-1 (I205), an antibody with high affinity for TAFI/TAFIa (CP17) and established antibodies for SMC (α-actin), endothelial cells (Von Willebrandt Factor, VWF), macrophages (CD68) and platelets (CD42)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
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