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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780608/sx-ella-stent-danis-effectively-controls-refractory-variceal-bleed-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Rakhi Maiwall, Kapil Dev Jamwal, Ankit Bhardwaj, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Jaswinder Singh Maras, Guresh Kumar, Ankur Jindal, Ashok Choudhury, Lovkesh Anand, Amrish Sahney, Awinash Kumar, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Barjesh Chander Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Almost 10% of bleeding episodes are refractory to combination of vasoactive agent and endotherapy, and are associated with a mortality up to 50%. Severity of liver disease and high portal pressure are mainly responsible for it. TIPS cannot be used in these patients due to high MELD score. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of self-expandable DE stents for control of refractory variceal bleeds in patients with ACLF. METHODS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure patients (n = 88, mean age 47...
August 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767081/new-insights-in-the-design-of-bioactive-peptides-and-chelating-agents-for-imaging-and-therapy-in-oncology
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REVIEW
Anna Lucia Tornesello, Luigi Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello, Franco Maria Buonaguro
Many synthetic peptides have been developed for diagnosis and therapy of human cancers based on their ability to target specific receptors on cancer cell surface or to penetrate the cell membrane. Chemical modifications of amino acid chains have significantly improved the biological activity, the stability and efficacy of peptide analogues currently employed as anticancer drugs or as molecular imaging tracers. The stability of somatostatin, integrins and bombesin analogues in the human body have been significantly increased by cyclization and/or insertion of non-natural amino acids in the peptide sequences...
August 2, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758096/type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-spotlight-on-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Alessandro Mantovani, Giovanni Targher
The incidence of both type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and multiple cancer types are rapidly increasing worldwide. Several studies documented that T2DM is closely associated with an increased incidence of cancer. However, while some methodological considerations preclude a definitive association between T2DM and the risk of certain cancers, the relationship between T2DM and increased risk of incident hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains significant even after adjustment for detection bias and reverse causation, indicating that such association is clinically reliable and robust...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747647/delivery-of-intracavernosal-therapies-using-needle-free-injection-devices
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D O'Kane, L Gibson, J du Plessis, A Davidson, D Bolton, N Lawrentschuk
ED affects a significant proportion of males worldwide. With an ever-aging population the prevalence of ED is predicted to double in the next decade. Oral PDE-5 inhibitors are the first-line treatment for ED and have revolutionised its management. These agents are however ineffective in some men. Intracavernosal injection (ICI) of vasoactive agents is an effective second-line therapy for ED. Despite proven efficacy, needle phobia and anxiety with self-needling limit the use of intracavernosal (IC) therapies...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737623/an-observational-study-of-severe-pertussis-in-100-infants-%C3%A2-120-days-of-age
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James D Cherry, Kristen Wendorf, Brooke Bregman, Deborah Lehman, Delma Nieves, John S Bradley, Wilbert H Mason, Linette Sande-Lopez, Merrick Lopez, Myke Federman, Tempe Chen, Dean Blumberg, Samantha Johnston, Hayden T Schwenk, Peggy Weintrub, Kevin K Quinn, Kathleen Winter, Kathleen Harriman
BACKGROUND: Pertussis in young infants is a unique, severe, afebrile, cough illness that is frequently fatal. METHODS: All pertussis cases ≤ 120 days of age admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in California between October 1, 2013 and April 25, 2015 were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 100 pertussis patients ≤ 120 days of age admitted to PICU's, there were 5 deaths. The white blood cell (WBC) counts in the fatal cases were significantly higher than in the non-fatal cases...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720331/a-novel-antihypertension-agent-sargachromenol-d-from-marine-brown-algae-sargassum-siliquastrum-exerts-dual-action-as-an-l-type-ca-2-channel-blocker-and-endothelin-a-b2-receptor-antagonist
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Byong-Gon Park, Woon-Seob Shin, Sangtae Oh, Gab-Man Park, Nam Ik Kim, Seokjoon Lee
We isolated the novel vasoactive marine natural products, (5E,10E)-14-hydroxy-2,6,10-trimethylpentadeca-5,10-dien-4-one (4) and sargachromenol D (5), from Sargassum siliquastrum collected from the coast of the East Sea in South Korea by using activity-guided HPLC purification. The compounds effectively dilated depolarization (50mMK(+))-induced basilar artery contraction with EC50 values of 3.52±0.42 and 1.62±0.63μM, respectively, but only sargachromenol D (5) showed a vasodilatory effect on endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced basilar artery contraction (EC50=9...
July 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718228/early-initiation-of-beta-blockers-following-primary-endoscopic-therapy-for-bleeding-oesophageal-varices-in-cirrhotics
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Adnan Salim, Kashif Malik, Muhammad Omer Farooq, Umair Butt, Arshad Kamal Butt, Altaf Alam
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Beta-blockers provide secondary prophylaxis following endoscopic therapy for variceal bleeding. Guidelines recommend starting beta-blockers 6 days after endoscopy to prevent masking hemodynamic signs of re-bleeding. We aimed to see safety of earlier initiation of betablockers. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients with upper GI bleed were given intravenous vasoactive agents until undergoing endoscopy. Patients with only oesophageal varices as source of bleed were recruited...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711627/vasoactive-intestinal-polypeptide-and-mast-cells-regulate-increased-passage-of-colonic-bacteria-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Olga Bednarska, Susanna A Walter, Maite Casado-Bedmar, Magnus Ström, Eloísa Salvo-Romero, Maria Vicario, Emeran A Mayer, Åsa V Keita
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with intestinal dysbiosis and symptoms of IBS develop following gastroenteritis. We aimed to study passage of live bacteria through the colonic epithelium, and determine the role of mast cells and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) in barrier regulation in IBS and healthy individuals. METHODS: Colon biopsies from 32 women with IBS and 15 age-matched healthy women (controls) were mounted in Ussing chambers; we measured numbers of fluorescently labeled Escherichia coli HS and Salmonella typhimurium that passed through from the mucosal side to the serosal side of the tissue...
July 12, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703351/a-comparative-study-between-responses-of-isolated-bovine-and-equine-digital-arteries-to-vasoactive-mediators
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C Zizzadoro, M Caruso, S Punzi, G Crescenzo, F Zongoli, C Belloli
Hemodynamic perturbations, partly resulting from abnormal vasoconstriction of digital vessels, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of bovine and equine laminitis. This study compared the responsiveness of isolated bovine (BDA) and equine (EDA) digital arteries to pharmacological agents that stimulate receptor systems involved in the regulation of normal vessel tone. The role of the endothelium and the short- and longer-term effects of an experimentally induced endothelial damage were also evaluated. Species-related differences were found in the vessel reactivity to all of the receptor agonists tested...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689178/sacubitril-valsartan-beyond-natriuretic-peptides
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REVIEW
Jagdeep S S Singh, Louise M Burrell, Myriam Cherif, Iain B Squire, Andrew L Clark, Chim C Lang
Natriuretic peptides, especially B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), have primarily been regarded as biomarkers in heart failure (HF). However, they are also possible therapeutic agents due to their potentially beneficial physiological effects. The angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, sacubitril/valsartan, simultaneously augments the natriuretic peptide system (NPS) by inhibiting the enzyme neprilysin (NEP) and inhibits the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) by blocking the angiotensin II receptor...
July 8, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688059/a-case-of-severe-refractory-hypotension-after-amlodipine-overdose
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Melissa Chudow, Kevin Ferguson
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are responsible for a substantial portion of the mortality associated with cardiovascular medication overdose cases. Amlodipine, a dihydropyridine CCB, can cause prolonged hypotension in overdose. This report describes a severe amlodipine overdose case that was refractory to multiple therapeutic approaches. A 53-year-old male presented after ingesting eighty 10 mg amlodipine tablets in a suicide attempt. The patient was initially managed with calcium boluses, glucagon, multiple vasoactive agents, lipid emulsion infusions and hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy...
July 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683817/the-effects-of-intravenous-lignocaine-on-depth-of-anaesthesia-and-intraoperative-haemodynamics-during-open-radical-prostatectomy
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Laurence Weinberg, Jae Jang, Clive Rachbuch, Chong Tan, Raymond Hu, Larry McNicol
BACKGROUND: Lignocaine is a local anaesthetic agent, which is also commonly used as a perioperative analgesic adjunct to accelerate rehabilitation and enhance recovery after surgery. Lignocaine's systemic effects on intraoperative haemodynamics and volatile anaesthetic requirements are not well explored. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of intravenous lignocaine on intraoperative volatile agent requirements and haemodynamics in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. METHODS: We performed an analysis of 76 participants who underwent elective open radical retropubic prostatectomy...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671625/vitamin-c-deficiency-reduces-muscarinic-receptor-coronary-artery-vasoconstriction-and-plasma-tetrahydrobiopterin-concentration-in-guinea-pigs
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Gry Freja Skovsted, Pernille Tveden-Nyborg, Maiken Marie Lindblad, Stine Normann Hansen, Jens Lykkesfeldt
Vitamin C (vitC) deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, but its specific interplay with arteriolar function is unclear. This study investigates the effect of vitC deficiency in guinea pigs on plasma biopterin status and the vasomotor responses in coronary arteries exposed to vasoconstrictor/-dilator agents. Dunkin Hartley female guinea pigs (n = 32) were randomized to high (1500 mg/kg diet) or low (0 to 50 mg/kg diet) vitC for 10-12 weeks. At euthanasia, coronary artery segments were dissected and mounted in a wire-myograph...
July 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665886/ablation-of-toll-like-receptor-4-mitigates-central-blood-pressure-response-during-hyperhomocysteinemia
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Nevena Jeremic, Gregory J Weber, Anastasia Familtseva, Naira Metreveli, Suresh C Tyagi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to define the mechanisms of homocysteine-induced effects on the aortic wall that promote vascular remodeling and hypertension as well as explore the role of Toll-like receptor 4 in homocysteine-induced effects. METHOD: Five strains of mice were utilized in this study: C57BL/6J, C3H/HeOuJ, CBS+/-, C3H/HeJ and CBS+/-/C3H. Aorta, heart and blood were collected at the end of the experiments. Blood pressure (BP) was recorded using noninvasive tail cuff method...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653423/angiotensin-1-7-inhibits-angiotensin-ii-stimulated-head-and-neck-cancer-progression
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E E Hinsley, C E de Oliveira, S Hunt, R D Coletta, D W Lambert
Angiotensin II (Ang II) is the product of the proteolytic action of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) on the precursor peptide, angiotensin I (Ang I). In addition to its vasoactive properties, Ang II is able to stimulate angiogenesis and act as a mitogen, promoting cellular proliferation. Recently, evidence has emerged that Ang II is also able to promote tumour invasion, a key step in the metastatic cascade, although the mechanisms by which it does so remain largely obscure. Here we show that Ang II is able to promote the invasion and migration of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells both in an autocrine manner and by triggering stromal tumour-paracrine interactions...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625390/dopamine-protects-cerebral-autoregulation-and-prevents-hippocampal-necrosis-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-block-of-erk-mapk-in-juvenile-pigs
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Victor Curvello, Hugh Hekierski, Philip Pastor, Monica S Vavilala, William M Armstead
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to morbidity in children, and more boys experience TBI. Cerebral autoregulation is impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP) is often normalized by use of vasoactive agents to increase mean arterial pressure (MAP). In prior studies of newborn and juvenile pigs, vasoactive agent choice influenced outcome after TBI as a function of age and sex, with none protecting cerebral autoregulation in both ages and sexes. Dopamine (DA) prevents impairment of cerebral autoregulation in male and female newborn pigs via inhibition of upregulation of ERK mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) after fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
September 1, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617763/short-term-peripheral-vasoactive-infusions-in-pediatrics-where-is-the-harm
#17
Jason T Patregnani, Anthony A Sochet, Darren Klugman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric shock represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Standardization of treatment such as volume resuscitation and vasoactive administration has resulted in improved patient outcomes. Vasoactives have been anecdotally associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation. There is a paucity of evidence in pediatrics to determine the ideal route of vasoactive infusions and what, if any, risk factors and harm are associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580658/improvement-in-perioperative-care-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-by-shifting-the-primary-focus-of-treatment-from-cardiac-output-to-perfusion-pressure-are-beta-stimulants-still-needed
#18
Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Mathieu van Steenberghe, Marc-André Bernath, Stefano Di Bernardo, Marie-Hélène Pérez, David Longchamp, Mirko Dolci, Yann Boegli, Nicole Sekarski, Javier Orrit, Michel Hurni, René Prêtre, Jacques Cotting
OBJECTIVE: An important aspect of perioperative care in pediatric cardiac surgery is maintenance of optimal hemodynamic status using vasoactive/inotropic agents. Conventionally, this has focused on maintenance of cardiac output rather than perfusion pressure. However, this approach has been abandoned in our center in favor of one focusing primarily on perfusion pressure, which is presented here and compared to the conventional approach. DESIGN: A retrospective study...
June 5, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580281/glucagon-like-peptide-2-promotes-gallbladder-refilling-via-a-tgr5-independent-glp-2r-dependent-pathway
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Bernardo Yusta, Dianne Matthews, Grace B Flock, John R Ussher, Brigitte Lavoie, Gary M Mawe, Daniel J Drucker
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptides (GLPs) are secreted from enteroendocrine cells in response to nutrients and bile acids and control metabolism via actions on structurally-related yet distinct G protein coupled receptors. GLP-1 regulates gut motility, appetite, islet function, and glucose homeostasis, whereas GLP-2 enhances intestinal nutrient absorption. GLP-1R agonists are used to treat diabetes and obesity, and a GLP-2R agonist is approved to treat short bowel syndrome. Unexpectedly, reports of gallbladder disease have been associated with the use of both GLP-1R and GLP-2R agonists and after bariatric surgery, although the mechanisms remain unknown...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532398/clinical-outcomes-of-linezolid-and-vancomycin-in-patients-with-nosocomial-pneumonia-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-stratified-by-baseline-renal-function-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Ping Liu, Blair Capitano, Amy Stein, Ali A El-Solh
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study is to assess whether baseline renal function impacts treatment outcomes of linezolid and vancomycin (with a dose-optimized regimen) for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of data generated from a prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial (NCT 00084266). The analysis included 405 patients with culture-proven MRSA pneumonia. Baseline renal function was stratified based on creatinine clearance...
May 22, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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