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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329828/frequency-and-prognostic-significance-of-acute-kidney-recovery-in-patients-who-underwent-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Amir Azarbal, Kevin L Leadholm, Takamaru Ashikaga, Richard J Solomon, Harold L Dauerman
Acute kidney injury (AKI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with increased mortality. As significant hemodynamic improvement may occur with relief of aortic stenosis, we hypothesized that TAVI patients may demonstrate the opposite phenomena: acute kidney recovery (AKR). We studied the incidence and predictors of AKR in post-TAVI patients. A total of 366 consecutive patients underwent TAVI (January 2012 to January 2017) at a single center. We defined AKR as a 25% improvement in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at 48 hours after TAVI...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325034/ghrelin-preserves-ischemia-induced-vasodilation-of-male-rat-coronary-vessels-following-beta-adrenergic-receptor-blockade
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James T Pearson, Nicola Collie, Regis R Lamberts, Tadakatsu Inagaki, Misa Yoshimoto, Keiji Umetani, Philip Davis, Gerard Wilkins, Pete P Jones, Mikiyasu Shirai, Daryl O Schwenke
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) triggers an adverse increase in cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). While β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR)-blockers are routinely used for the management of MI, they may also counter β-AR-mediated vasodilation of coronary vessels. We have reported that ghrelin prevents sympathetic activation following MI. Whether ghrelin modulates coronary vascular tone following MI, either through the modulation of SNA, or directly as a vasoactive mediator, has never been addressed.We utilized synchrotron microangiography to image coronary perfusion and vessel internal diameter (ID) in anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats before, and then again 30 mins after induction of an MI (left coronary artery ligation)...
January 9, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288664/hydrogen-postconditioning-promotes-survival-of-rat-retinal-ganglion-cells-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Jiangchun Wu, Ruobing Wang, Dianxu Yang, Wenbin Tang, Zeli Chen, Qinglei Sun, Lin Liu, Rongyu Zang
Retinal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of various ocular diseases. Our previous study have shown that postconditioning with inhaled hydrogen (H2) (HPC) can protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in a rat model of retinal IRI. Our further study aims to investigate potential mechanisms underlying HPC-induced protection. Retinal IRI was performed on the right eyes of rats and was followed by inhalation of 67% H2 mixed with 33% oxygen immediately after ischemia for 1 h daily for one week...
December 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275468/targeting-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-cancer
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Waseem Anani, Michael R Shurin
Myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) represent only a minor fraction of circulating blood cells but play an important role in tumor formation and progression. They are a heterogeneous group of cells that influence the tumor microenvironment by depletion of amino acids, oxidative stress, decreased trafficking of antitumor effector cells, and increased regulatory T and regulatory dendritic cell responses. Investigational treatment strategies targeting MDSCs have attempted to inhibit MDSC development and expansion (stem cell factor blockade, modulate of cell signaling, and target MDSC migration and recruitment), inhibit MDSC function (nitric oxide inhibition and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species inhibition), differentiate MDSCs into more mature cells (Vitamins A and D, all-trans retinoic acid, interleukin-2, toll-like receptor 9 inhibitors, taxanes, beta-glucan particles, tumor-derived exosome inhibition, and very small size proteoliposomes), and destroy MDSCs (cytotoxic agents, ephrin A2 degradation, anti-interleukin 13, and histamine blockers)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228549/er%C3%AE-inhibits-cyclin-dependent-kinases-1-and-7-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jordan M Reese, Elizabeth S Bruinsma, David G Monroe, Vivian Negron, Vera J Suman, James N Ingle, Matthew P Goetz, John R Hawse
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which comprises approximately 15% of all primary breast cancer diagnoses, lacks estrogen receptor alpha, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression. However, we, and others, have demonstrated that approximately 30% of TNBCs express estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), a nuclear hormone receptor and potential drug target. Treatment of ERβ expressing MDA-MB-231 cells with estrogen or the ERβ selective agonist, LY500307, was shown to result in suppression of cell proliferation...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216818/neuroprotective-effects-of-amiodarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama, Takashi Matsukawa
BACKGROUND: Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Amiodarone, one of the most effective drugs for life-threatening arrhythmia, works as a multiple channel blocker and its characteristics cover all four Vaughan-Williams classes. Although it is known that amiodarone indirectly contributes to preventing ischemic stroke by maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation, the direct neuroprotective effect of amiodarone has not been clarified...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210030/pharmacologic-prevention-of-variceal-bleeding-and-rebleeding
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Anna Baiges, Virginia Hernández-Gea, Jaime Bosch
BACKGROUND: Variceal bleeding is a major complication of portal hypertension, which is associated with significant mortality. Moreover, patients surviving a variceal bleeding episode have very high risk of rebleeding, which is associated with mortality as high as that of the first bleed. Because of this, prevention of bleeding from gastroesophageal varices has been one of the main therapeutic goals since the advent of the first effective therapies for portal hypertension. AIM: This review deals with the present day state-of-the-art pharmacological prevention of variceal bleeding in primary and secondary prophylaxis...
December 5, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206314/inhibition-of-spinal-p38-mapk-prevents-articular-neutrophil-infiltration-in-experimental-arthritis-via-sympathetic-activation
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Alexandre Kanashiro, Marcelo Franchin, Gabriel Shimizu Bassi, Dênis Augusto Reis-Santana, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Fernando Queiróz Cunha, Luis Ulloa, Gerson Jonathan Rodrigues
The central nervous system controls the innate immunity by modulating efferent neuronal networks. Recently, we have reported that central brain stimulation inhibits inflammatory responses. In the present study, we investigate whether spinal p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) affects joint inflammation in experimental arthritis. Firstly, we observed that intra-articular administration of zymosan in mice induces the phosphorylation of the spinal cord p38 MAPK. In addition, we demonstrated that spinal p38 MAPK inhibition with intrathecal injection of SB203580, a conventional and well-characterized inhibitor, prevents knee joint neutrophil recruitment, edema formation, experimental score and cytokine production...
December 5, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191567/histamine-h2-receptor-polymorphisms-myocardial-transcripts-and-heart-failure-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-and-beta-blocker-effect-on-remodeling-and-gene-expression-trial
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Peter J Leary, Richard A Kronmal, David A Bluemke, Peter M Buttrick, Kenneth L Jones, David P Kao, Steven M Kawut, Eric V Krieger, Joao A Lima, Wayne Minobe, David D Ralph, Ryan J Tedford, Noel S Weiss, Michael R Bristow
Myocardial H2 receptor activation contributes to heart failure (HF) in preclinical models, and H2 receptor antagonists are associated with decreased HF incidence. This study evaluated whether H2 histamine receptor (HRH2) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with HF incidence and whether myocardial transcript abundance is associated with HF recovery. The association of SNPs in HRH2 with incident HF was characterized using Cox proportional hazards regression among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155297/divergent-profile-between-hypothalamic-and-plasmatic-aminopeptidase-activities-in-wky-and-shr-influence-of-beta-adrenergic-blockade
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Isabel Prieto, Ana B Segarra, Marc de Gasparo, Magdalena Martínez-Cañamero, Manuel Ramírez-Sánchez
AIMS: Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) differ in their renin-angiotensin system function and sympathetic tone. The metabolism of angiotensins and vasopressin depends on the action of certain aminopeptidases whose activity may be influenced by the autonomic nervous system. Their regulation may differ between WKY and SHR in hypothalamus and plasma according to the sympathetic tone. We analyzed aminopeptidases responsible for the hydrolysis of certain angiotensins, vasopressin, cholecystokinin or enkephalins in hypothalamus and plasma of WKY and SHR in untreated controls rats and under beta-adrenoceptor blockade...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147570/management-of-an-acute-catecholamine-induced-cardiomyopathy-and-circulatory-collapse-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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R T Casey, B G Challis, D Pitfield, R M Mahroof, N Jamieson, C J Bhagra, A Vuylsteke, S J Pettit, K C Chatterjee
A phaeochromocytoma (PC) is a rare, catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumour arising from the adrenal medulla. Presenting symptoms of this rare tumour are highly variable but life-threatening multiorgan dysfunction can occur secondary to catecholamine-induced hypertension or hypotension and subsequent cardiovascular collapse. High levels of circulating catecholamines can induce an acute stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Recent studies have focused on early diagnosis and estimation of the prevalence of acute stress cardiomyopathy in patients with PC, but very little is reported about management of these complex cases...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140182/tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-cxcl12-modulate-proliferation-and-chemotherapy-sensitivity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-co-cultured-with-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Roland Christian Schelker, Sabine Iberl, Gunnar Müller, Christina Hart, Wolfgang Herr, Jochen Grassinger
OBJECTIVES: Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) play a central role within the bone marrow (BM) niche, supporting hematopoiesis via soluble factors like cytokines and chemokines. In our study, we sought to investigate the effect of blocking transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12) receptor CXCR4 on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells in an MSC co-culture system. METHODS: Human MSCs were obtained by BM aspirates and their phenotype and functional properties were confirmed in vitro...
November 15, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122692/blockade-of-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-attenuates-abnormal-behaviors-induced-by-phencyclidine-in-mice-through-down-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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The-Vinh Tran, Se Jin Park, Eun-Joo Shin, Hai-Quyen Tran, Ji Hoon Jeong, Choon-Gon Jang, Yu Jeung Lee, Seung-Yeol Nah, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Hyoung-Chun Kim
Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroinflammation is one of the important etiologic factors of abusive and neuropsychiatric disorders. Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is potent proinflammatory lipid mediat1or and plays a pivotal role in neuroinflammatory disorders through the specific PAF receptor (PAF-R). Phencyclidine (PCP) induces a psychotomimetic state that closely resembles schizophrenia. Here, we investigated the role of PAF-R in the abnormal behaviors induced by PCP in mice. Repeated treatment with PCP resulted in a significant increase in PAF-R gene expression in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and in the hippocampus...
November 7, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121280/continuing-chronic-beta-blockade-in-the-acute-phase-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-is-associated-with-decreased-mortality-rates-up-to-90-days
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C Fuchs, S Wauschkuhn, C Scheer, M Vollmer, K Meissner, S-O Kuhn, K Hahnenkamp, A Morelli, M Gründling, S Rehberg
Background: There is growing evidence that beta-blockade may reduce mortality in selected patients with sepsis. However, it is unclear if a pre-existing, chronic oral beta-blocker therapy should be continued or discontinued during the acute phase of severe sepsis and septic shock. Methods: The present secondary analysis of a prospective observational single centre trial compared patient and treatment characteristics, length of stay and mortality rates between adult patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, in whom chronic beta-blocker therapy was continued or discontinued, respectively...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118031/neurohormonal-blockade-and-circulating-cardiovascular-biomarkers-during-anthracycline-therapy-in-breast-cancer-patients-results-from-the-prada-prevention-of-cardiac-dysfunction-during-adjuvant-breast-cancer-therapy-study
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Geeta Gulati, Siri L Heck, Helge Røsjø, Anne H Ree, Pavel Hoffmann, Tor-Arne Hagve, Jon Norseth, Berit Gravdehaug, Kjetil Steine, Jürgen Geisler, Torbjørn Omland
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are associated with cardiotoxic effects. Cardiovascular biomarkers may reflect myocardial injury, dysfunction, inflammation, and fibrosis and may precede and predict the development of left ventricular impairment. The aim of this study was to assess: (1) longitudinal change in circulating cardiovascular biomarkers, (2) the effect of metoprolol succinate and candesartan cilexetil on the biomarker response, and (3) the associations between on-treatment changes in biomarker concentrations and subsequent left ventricular dysfunction in patients with early breast cancer receiving anthracyclines...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114413/perioperative-factors-affecting-ambulatory-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding
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Mirsad Dupanovic, Ron Krebill, Iris Dupanovic, John Nachtigal, Melissa Rockford, Walter Orr
Objective: Morbidly obese patients are traditionally hospitalised following bariatric surgery. However, laparoscopic-adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is amenable for ambulatory care. We hypothesised that the majority of patients can receive an ambulatory LAGB and that both surgical and anaesthetic perioperative factors will significantly affect non-ambulatory LAGB outcomes. Methods: Medical records of 201 consecutive LAGB patients performed at the University of Kansas Medical Centre during a 3-y period were reviewed...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106497/effect-of-candesartan-and-metoprolol-on-myocardial-tissue-composition-during-anthracycline-treatment-the-prada-trial
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Siri Lagethon Heck, Geeta Gulati, Pavel Hoffmann, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Tryggve Holck Storås, Anne Hansen Ree, Berit Gravdehaug, Helge Røsjø, Kjetil Steine, Jürgen Geisler, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Torbjørn Omland
Aims: Anthracycline treatment may cause myocyte loss and expansion of the myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) fraction by oedema and fibrosis. We tested the hypotheses that adjuvant treatment for early breast cancer with the anthracycline epirubicin is dose dependently associated with increased ECV fraction and total ECV, as well as reduced total myocardial cellular volume, and that these changes could be prevented by concomitant angiotensin or beta-adrenergic blockade. Methods and results: PRevention of cArdiac Dysfunction during Adjuvant breast cancer therapy (PRADA) was a 2 × 2 factorial, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial of candesartan and metoprolol...
June 29, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105118/v1b-receptor-antagonist-ssr149415-and-naltrexone-synergistically-decrease-excessive-alcohol-drinking-in-male-and-female-mice
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Yan Zhou, Marcelo Rubinstein, Malcolm Low, Mary Jeanne Kreek
BACKGROUND: A recent clinical trial found that pharmacological blockade of V1b receptors reduces alcohol relapse in alcohol-dependent patients. SSR149415 is a selective V1b receptor antagonist that has potential for development as an alcohol dependency treatment. In this study, we investigated whether SSR149415 alone or in combination with the mu-opioid receptor [MOP-r] antagonist naltrexone (NTN) would alter excessive alcohol drinking in mice. METHODS: Both sexes of C57BL/6J (B6) mice were subjected to a chronic intermittent access (IA) drinking paradigm (two-bottle choice, 24-h access every other day) for 3 weeks...
November 3, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103968/anti-pd-l1-tgf%C3%AE-r2-m7824-fusion-protein-induces-immunogenic-modulation-of-human-urothelial-carcinoma-cell-lines-rendering-them-more-susceptible-to-immune-mediated-recognition-and-lysis
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Italia Grenga, Renee N Donahue, Morgan L Gargulak, Lauren M Lepone, Mario Roselli, Marijo Bilusic, Jeffrey Schlom
BACKGROUND: Avelumab has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the therapy of Merkel cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma. M7824 is a novel first-in-class bifunctional fusion protein comprising a monoclonal antibody against programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1, avelumab), fused to the extracellular domain of human transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) receptor 2, which functions as a TGFβ "trap." Advanced urothelial tumors have been shown to express TGFβ, which possesses immunosuppressive properties that promote cancer progression and metastasis...
November 2, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079516/pharmacological-blockade-of-the-wnt-beta-catenin-signaling-a-possible-first-in-kind-dmoad
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October 25, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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