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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098098/a-study-of-clinical-assessment-of-frailty-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis-supported-by-cashless-government-scheme
#1
Manjusha Yadla, Jyothi Priyadarshini John, Mahesh Mummadi
This is a prospective cohort study to assess the prevalence of frailty in patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (HD) under the government-funded scheme at our center and to assess the relationship between frailty and falls, hospitalizations, and mortality. This was done at our center which is completely supported by the government, which provides HD to all the patients under poverty line. Epidemiological data, anthropometric measurements, comorbidities assessment, frailty assessment using Fried criteria, subsequent hospitalizations, falls, and mortality were recorded in our prevalent dialysis population at our center between October 2014 and October 2015...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095955/preconditioning-to-reduce-decompression-stress-in-scuba-divers
#2
Peter Germonpré, Costantino Balestra
BACKGROUND: Using ultrasound imaging, vascular gas emboli (VGE) are observed after asymptomatic scuba dives and are considered a key element in the potential development of decompression sickness (DCS). Diving is also accompanied with vascular dysfunction, as measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD). Previous studies showed significant intersubject variability to VGE for the same diving exposure and demonstrated that VGE can be reduced with even a single pre-dive intervention. Several preconditioning methods have been reported recently, seemingly acting either on VGE quantity or on endothelial inflammatory markers...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095860/mouse-models-of-atherosclerosis-a-historical-perspective-and-recent-advances
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REVIEW
Yee Ting Lee, Hiu Yu Lin, Yin Wah Fiona Chan, Ka Hou Christien Li, Olivia Tsz Ling To, Bryan P Yan, Tong Liu, Guangping Li, Wing Tak Wong, Wendy Keung, Gary Tse
Atherosclerosis represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in both the developed and developing countries. Animal models of atherosclerosis have served as valuable tools for providing insights on its aetiology, pathophysiology and complications. They can be used for invasive interrogation of physiological function and provide a platform for testing the efficacy and safety of different pharmacological therapies. Compared to studies using human subjects, animal models have the advantages of being easier to manage, with controllable diet and environmental risk factors...
January 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095458/sub-clinical-cognitive-decline-and-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-in-middle-aged-men
#4
Otto Mølby Henriksen, Naja Liv Hansen, Merete Osler, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Dorte Merete Hallam, Esben Thade Pedersen, Michael Chappell, Martin Johannes Lauritzen, Egill Rostrup
BACKGROUND: Although dementia is associated with both global and regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) changes, little is known about cerebral perfusion in the early pre-clinical stages of cognitive decline preceding overt cognitive dysfunction. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of early sub-clinical cognitive decline with CBF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study participants were recruited from a cohort of Danish men born in 1953. Based on a regression model we selected men who performed better (Group A, n = 94) and poorer (Group B, n = 95) on cognitive testing at age 57 than expected from testing at age 20...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095104/the-relative-efficacy-of-land-based-and-water-based-exercise-training-on-macro-and-micro-vascular-functions-in-older-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Saowaluck Suntraluck, Hirofumi Tanaka, Daroonwan Suksom
Microvascular and macrovascular dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic vascular disease. Twenty-nine older patients with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned into the land-based (LB; n=14) or water-based (WB; n=15) groups. Both groups completed supervised aerobic cycling exercises 3 times per week for 12 weeks. The WB group performed cycling exercise training in warm water (36°C) immersed to the hip level. After 12 weeks, blood glucose concentration and insulin resistance did not change but hemoglobin A1c levels decreased (P<0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094132/cardiovascular-maladaptation-to-exercise-in-young-hypertensive-patients
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Maurizio Cusmà Piccione, Concetta Zito, Bijoy Khandheria, Antonio Madaffari, Alessandra Oteri, Gabriella Falanga, Domenica Donato, Myriam D'Angelo, Maria Ludovica Carerj, Gianluca Di Bella, Egidio Imbalzano, Pietro Pugliatti, Scipione Carerj
BACKGROUND: Impairment of the adaptive mechanisms that increase cardiac output during exercise can translate to a reduced functional capacity. We investigated cardiovascular adaptation to exertion in asymptomatic hypertensive patients, aiming to identify the early signs of cardiac and vascular dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 54 subjects: 30 patients (45.1±11.9years, 19 males) and 24 age-matched healthy controls (44.4±9.6years, 14 males). Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) and echo-tracking were performed at rest and during exertion to assess myocardial deformation and arterial stiffness...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093890/long-term-follow-up-for-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-post-radical-prostatectomy-using-nerve-grafts-and-end-to-side-somatic-autonomic-neurorraphy-a-new-technique
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José Carlos Souza Trindade, Fausto Viterbo, André Petean Trindade, Wagner José Fávaro, José Carlos Souza Trindade Filho
: Radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer treatment, although effective, can lead to severe erectile dysfunction. This study describes a new technique, which aims to reestablish the nerve stimulus in penile erection by two sural nerve graft bridges bilaterally, using the end to side neurorraphy. The first bridge is between femoral nerve and dorsal nerve of penis and the second, is between the femoral nerve and the interior of the corpus cavernosum. In this neurorraphy the endings of the newly formed fibres, generated by the femoral nerve, release acetylcholine inside the cavernous bodies, beginning the erection mechanism...
January 17, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093230/gastrin-releasing-peptide-induces-monocyte-adhesion-to-vascular-endothelium-by-upregulating-endothelial-adhesion-molecules
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Mi-Kyoung Kim, Hyun-Joo Park, Yeon Kim, Hyung Joon Kim, Soo-Kyung Bae, Moon-Kyoung Bae
Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) is a neuropeptide that plays roles in various pathophysiological conditions including inflammatory diseases in peripheral tissues; however, little is known about whether GRP can directly regulate endothelial inflammatory processes. In this study, we showed that GRP promotes the adhesion of leukocytes to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and the aortic endothelium. GRP increased the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) by activating nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in endothelial cells...
January 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092297/vascular-adaptations-to-habitual-exercise-in-older-adults-time-for-the-sex-talk
#9
Kerrie L Moreau, Cemal Ozemek
Regular exercise is promoted as a therapeutic strategy for age-associated endothelial dysfunction. Improvements in endothelial function are observed with endurance exercise in older men, but are diminished or absent in older women. This review examines the hypothesis that sex hormones modulate vascular adaptations to exercise training by influencing antioxidant defense systems, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, and intracellular signaling.
January 13, 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091556/vegf-b-promotes-recovery-of-corneal-innervations-and-trophic-functions-in-diabetic-mice
#10
Guohu Di, Xiaowen Zhao, Xia Qi, Songmei Zhang, Lu Feng, Weiyun Shi, Qingjun Zhou
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-B possesses the capacity of promoting injured peripheral nerve regeneration and restore their sensory and trophic functions. However, the contribution and mechanism of VEGF-B in diabetic peripheral neuropathy remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the expression and role of VEGF-B in diabetic corneal neuropathy by using type 1 diabetic mice and cultured trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. Hyperglycemia attenuated the endogenous expression of VEGF-B in regenerated diabetic corneal epithelium, but not that of VEGF receptors in diabetic TG neurons and axons...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091531/tnf-%C3%AE-regulates-the-proteolytic-degradation-of-st6gal-1-and-endothelial-cell-cell-junctions-through-upregulating-expression-of-bace1
#11
Xiao Deng, Jun Zhang, Yan Liu, Linmu Chen, Chao Yu
Endothelial dysfunction and monocyte adhesion to vascular endothelial cells are two critical steps in atherosclerosis development, and emerging evidence suggests that protein sialylation is involved in these processes. However, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon remains incompletely elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that treatment with the proinflammatory cytokine TNF-α disrupted vascular endothelial cell-cell tight junctions and promoted monocyte endothelial cell adhesion. Western blotting and Sambucus nigra lectin (SNA) blotting analyses revealed that TNF-α treatment decreased α-2, 6-sialic acid transferase 1 (ST6Gal-I) levels and downregulated VE-Cadherin α-2, 6 sialylation...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090802/functional-deficits-induced-by-cortical-microinfarcts
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Philipp M Summers, David A Hartmann, Edward S Hui, Xingju Nie, Rachael L Deardorff, Emilie T McKinnon, Joseph A Helpern, Jens H Jensen, Andy Y Shih
Clinical studies have revealed a strong link between increased burden of cerebral microinfarcts and risk for cognitive impairment. Since the sum of tissue damage incurred by microinfarcts is a miniscule percentage of total brain volume, we hypothesized that microinfarcts disrupt brain function beyond the injury site visible to histological or radiological examination. We tested this idea using a mouse model of microinfarcts, where single penetrating vessels that supply mouse cortex were occluded by targeted photothrombosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090711/topical-application-of-nitrosonifedipine-a-novel-radical-scavenger-ameliorates-ischemic-skin-flap-necrosis-in-a-mouse-model
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Yutaka Fukunaga, Yuki Izawa-Ishizawa, Yuya Horinouchi, Eriko Sairyo, Yasumasa Ikeda, Keisuke Ishizawa, Koichiro Tsuchiya, Yoshiro Abe, Ichiro Hashimoto, Toshiaki Tamaki
Ischemic skin flap necrosis can occur in random pattern flaps. An excess amount of reactive oxygen species is generated and causes necrosis in the ischemic tissue. Nitrosonifedipine (NO-NIF) has been demonstrated to possess potent radical scavenging ability. However, there has been no study on the effects of NO-NIF on ischemic skin flap necrosis. Therefore, we evaluated the potential of NO-NIF in ameliorating ischemic skin flap necrosis in a mouse model. A random pattern skin flap (1.0 × 3.0 cm) was elevated on the dorsum of C57BL/6 mice...
January 16, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090302/three-dimensional-micro-computed-tomography-analysis-of-the-lung-vasculature-and-differential-adipose-proteomics-in-the-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Kelly J Shields, Kostas Verdelis, Michael J Passineau, Erin M Faight, Lee Zourelias, Changgong Wu, Rong Chong, Raymond L Benza
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterized by significant vascular remodeling. The obesity epidemic has produced great interest in the relationship between small visceral adipose tissue depots producing localized inflammatory conditions, which may link metabolism, innate immunity, and vascular remodeling. This study used novel micro computed tomography (microCT) three-dimensional modeling to investigate the degree of remodeling of the lung vasculature and differential proteomics to determine small visceral adipose dysfunction in rats with severe PAH...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090290/shared-gene-expression-patterns-in-mesenchymal-progenitors-derived-from-lung-and-epidermis-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-identifying-key-pathways-in-pulmonary-vascular-disease
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Christa Gaskill, Shennea Marriott, Sidd Pratap, Swapna Menon, Lora K Hedges, Joshua P Fessel, Jonathan A Kropski, DeWayne Ames, Lisa Wheeler, James E Loyd, Anna R Hemnes, Dennis R Roop, Dwight J Klemm, Eric D Austin, Susan M Majka
Rapid access to lung-derived cells from stable subjects is a major challenge in the pulmonary hypertension field, given the relative contraindication of lung biopsy. In these studies, we sought to demonstrate the importance of evaluating a cell type that actively participates in disease processes, as well as the potential to translate these findings to vascular beds in other nonlung tissues, in this instance perivascular skin mesenchymal cells (MCs). We utilized posttransplant or autopsy lung explant-derived cells (ABCG2-expressing mesenchymal progenitor cells [MPCs], fibroblasts) and skin-derived MCs to test the hypothesis that perivascular ABCG2 MPCs derived from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patient lung and skin would express a gene profile reflective of ongoing vascular dysfunction...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090285/pulmonary-vascular-and-ventricular-dysfunction-in-the-susceptible-patient-2015-grover-conference-series
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REVIEW
Bradley A Maron, Roberto F Machado, Larissa Shimoda
Pulmonary blood vessel structure and tone are maintained by a complex interplay between endogenous vasoactive factors and oxygen-sensing intermediaries. Under physiological conditions, these signaling networks function as an adaptive interface between the pulmonary circulation and environmental or acquired perturbations to preserve oxygenation and maintain systemic delivery of oxygen-rich hemoglobin. Chronic exposure to hypoxia, however, triggers a range of pathogenetic mechanisms that include hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α)-dependent upregulation of the vasoconstrictor peptide endothelin 1 in pulmonary endothelial cells...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089456/protective-effects-of-exercise-training-on-endothelial-dysfunction-induced-by-total-sleep-deprivation-in-healthy-subjects
#17
Fabien Sauvet, Pierrick J Arnal, Pierre Emmanuel Tardo-Dino, Catherine Drogou, Pascal Van Beers, Clément Bougard, Arnaud Rabat, Garance Dispersyn, Alexandra Malgoyre, Damien Leger, Danielle Gomez-Merino, Mounir Chennaoui
BACKGROUND: Sleep loss is a risk factor for cardiovascular events mediated through endothelial dysfunction. AIMS: To determine if 7weeks of exercise training can limit cardiovascular dysfunction induced by total sleep deprivation (TSD) in healthy young men. METHODS: 16 subjects were examined during 40-h TSD, both before and after 7weeks of interval exercise training. Vasodilatation induced by ACh, insulin and heat (42°C) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), blood pressure and heart rate (HR) were assessed before TSD (controlday), during TSD, and after one night of sleep recovery...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089343/assessment-of-microvascular-endothelial-function-in-type-1-diabetes-using-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging
#18
Alessandra S de M Matheus, Eliete Leão Silva Clemente, Maria de Lourdes Guimarães Rodrigues, Débora Cristina Torres Valença, Marília B Gomes
OBJECTIVE: To test whether laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) coupled with physiological post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) and pharmacological iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) as local vasodilator stimuli could distinguish between cutaneous microvascular responses of Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM)'s patients with endothelial dysfunction and that of healthy controls. METHODS: Patients with T1DM aged ≥12years completed a clinical-epidemiological questionnaire...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087518/cardiovascular-function-in-male-and-female-jcr-la-cp-rats-effect-of-high-fat-high-sucrose-diet
#19
Ian Hunter, Amanda Soler, Gregory Joseph, Brenda Hutcheson, Chastity Bradford, Frank Zhang, Barry J Potter, Spencer D Proctor, Petra Rocic
30% of the world population is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. High fat/high sucrose diet (HF/HS, Western diet) correlates with metabolic syndrome prevalence. We characterized effects of the HF/HS diet on vascular (arterial stiffness, vasoreactivity, coronary collateral development) and cardiac (echocardiography) function, oxidative stress and inflammation in a rat model of metabolic syndrome (JCR). Furthermore, we determined whether male vs. female animals were affected differentially by the Western diet...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087411/aspirin-prevents-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-by-regulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-mir-155-enos-pathway-role-of-a-mir-155-enos-axis-in-preeclampsia
#20
Joohwan Kim, Kyu-Sun Lee, Ji-Hee Kim, Dong-Keon Lee, Minsik Park, Seunghwan Choi, Wonjin Park, Suji Kim, Yoon Kyoung Choi, Jong Yun Hwang, Jongseon Choe, Moo-Ho Won, Dooil Jeoung, Hansoo Lee, Sungwoo Ryoo, Kwon-Soo Ha, Young-Guen Kwon, Young-Myeong Kim
Preeclampsia is an inflammatory disease with endothelial cell dysfunction that occurs via decreased endothelial nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide (eNOS/NO) activity. Aspirin reduces the incidence of hypertensive pregnancy complications. However, the underlying mechanism has not been clearly explained. Here, we found that tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, microRNA (miR)-155, and eNOS levels as well as endothelial redox phenotype were differentially regulated in preeclamptic patients, implying the involvement of TNF-α- and redox signal-mediated miR-155 biogenesis and eNOS downregulation in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia...
January 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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