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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813561/comparison-of-coronary-ct-angiography-spect-pet-and-hybrid-imaging-for-diagnosis-of-ischemic-heart-disease-determined-by-fractional-flow-reserve
#1
Ibrahim Danad, Pieter G Raijmakers, Roel S Driessen, Jonathon Leipsic, Rekha Raju, Chris Naoum, Juhani Knuuti, Maija Mäki, Richard S Underwood, James K Min, Kimberly Elmore, Wynand J Stuijfzand, Niels van Royen, Igor I Tulevski, Aernout G Somsen, Marc C Huisman, Arthur A van Lingen, Martijn W Heymans, Peter M van de Ven, Cornelis van Kuijk, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert C van Rossum, Paul Knaapen
Importance: At present, the choice of noninvasive testing for a diagnosis of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is ambiguous, but nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging with single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) or positron emission tomography (PET) and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is predominantly used for this purpose. However, to date, prospective head-to-head studies are lacking regarding the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging modalities. Furthermore, the combination of anatomical and functional assessments configuring a hybrid approach may yield improved accuracy...
August 16, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813083/ankle-brachial-index-and-diabetic-neuropathy-study-of-225-patients
#2
Liliana Chevtchouk, Marcio Heitor Stelmo da Silva, Osvaldo José Moreira do Nascimento
Objective: To evaluate neuropathic pain and peripheral vascular disease in diabetics and compare this with the length of time since diagnosis in type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Methods: A cross-sectional study with 225 diabetics chosen from their responses on the DN4 questionnaire, who were then evaluated with the ankle-brachial index (ABI), separating type 1 diabetes from type 2 diabetes. Results: A higher incidence of neuropathic pain in those over 60 years of age showed an ABI > 1...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811905/surgical-sympathectomy-for-buerger-s-disease
#3
REVIEW
Daniel G Cacione, Daniel H Moreno, Luis Cu Nakano, José Cc Baptista-Silva
Buerger's disease is characterized by recurring progressive inflammation and occlusions in small and medium arteries and veins of the limbs. Its cause is unknown, but it is most common in young men with a history of tobacco use. It is responsible for ischemic ulcers and extreme pain in the hands and feet. In many cases, notably in patients with the most severe presentations, there is no possibility of improving the condition with surgery (limb revascularisation), and therefore, alternative therapies (e.g. sympathectomy) is used...
August 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811382/an-engineered-s1p-chaperone-attenuates-hypertension-and-ischemic-injury
#4
Steven L Swendeman, Yuquan Xiong, Anna Cantalupo, Hui Yuan, Nathalie Burg, Yu Hisano, Andreane Cartier, Catherine H Liu, Eric Engelbrecht, Victoria Blaho, Yi Zhang, Keisuke Yanagida, Sylvain Galvani, Hideru Obinata, Jane E Salmon, Teresa Sanchez, Annarita Di Lorenzo, Timothy Hla
Endothelial dysfunction, a hallmark of vascular disease, is restored by plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL). However, a generalized increase in HDL abundance is not beneficial, suggesting that specific HDL species mediate protective effects. Apolipoprotein M-containing HDL (ApoM(+)HDL), which carries the bioactive lipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), promotes endothelial function by activating G protein-coupled S1P receptors. Moreover, HDL-bound S1P is limiting in several inflammatory, metabolic, and vascular diseases...
August 15, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811239/gamma-glutamyltransferase-and-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Setor K Kunutsor, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: Elevated serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) activity has been linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Asian populations. We aimed to assess the prospective association of serum GGT with risk of CKD in a Caucasian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We related GGT activity to the incidence of CKD in 2338 men aged 42-61years of the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease study with normal kidney function at baseline. Repeat measurements of GGT were used to correct for within-person variability...
August 12, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
#6
Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810641/allicin-improves-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia
#7
De-Shan Liu, Shu-Li Wang, Jun-Mei Li, Er-Shun Liang, Ming-Zhong Yan, Wei Gao
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Allicin treatment may decrease serum Hcy levels and improve impaired endothelial function in rats with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy). The present study hypothesized that allicin has an anti-atherosclerotic effect in coronary heart disease and tested the effects of allicin treatment on carotid artery IMT and plasma Hcy levels in coronary heart disease patients with HHcy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810566/correlation-analysis-between-the-ldl-c-in-serum-and-the-onset-of-transient-ischemic-attack-caused-by-csvd
#8
Yaqi Chen, Mei Hu, Hongying Gong
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in serum and the onset of transient ischemic attack caused by cerebral small vascular disease (CSVD). Between September 2012 and September 2015, 249 patients who were diagnosed as CSVD were randomly enrolled in this study. According to MRI results, patients were divided into the patient and control groups. In the patient group, the patients were further subdivided into the white matter lesion (WML) group (n=86) and lacunar infarction (LI) group (n=53)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810002/retinal-oximetry-discovers-novel-biomarkers-in-retinal-and-brain-diseases
#9
Einar Stefánsson, Olof Birna Olafsdottir, Anna Bryndis Einarsdottir, Thorunn Scheving Eliasdottir, Thor Eysteinsson, Wouter Vehmeijer, Evelien Vandewalle, Toke Bek, Sveinn Hakon Hardarson
Purpose: Biomarkers for several eye and brain diseases are reviewed, where retinal oximetry may help confirm diagnosis or measure severity of disease. These include diabetic retinopathy, central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease. Methods: Retinal oximetry is based on spectrophotometric fundus imaging and measures oxygen saturation in retinal arterioles and venules in a noninvasive, quick, safe manner. Retinal oximetry detects changes in oxygen metabolism, including those that result from ischemia or atrophy...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809432/intranasal-administration-of-brain-targeted-hp-%C3%AE-cd-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-delivery-of-scutellarin-a-compound-with-protective-effect-in-cerebral-ischaemia
#10
Shanshan Liu, Paul C Ho
OBJECTIVES: Scutellarin (SCU) is a traditional Chinese medicine used for the treatment of ischaemic cerebrovascular disease, but its clinic applications have been limited due to its poor water solubility, poor bioavailability and short half-life. In comparison with the conventional oral and intravenous administration, nasal administration may help targeting the drug more directly to brain. Thus, we proposed to employ a novel SCU-loaded HP-β-CD/chitosan nanoparticles (CD/CS-SCU-NPs) to deliver SCU to brain through the nasal route...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808202/-borneol-is-neuroprotective-against-permanent-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats-by-suppressing-production-of-proinflammatory-cytokines
#11
Lei Chang, Chun-Yu Yin, Hai-Yin Wu, Bin-Bin Tian, Yan Zhu, Chun-Xia Luo, Dong-Ya Zhu
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death globally. It occurs when a major artery is occluded in the brain and leads to death of cells within the injured tissue. (+)-Borneol, a simple bicyclic monoterpene extracted from traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used in various types of diseases. However, no study has proved the effects of (+)-borneol on functional recovery from permanent ischemic stroke and the mechanism is still unknown. Here, we report that in the rat model of permanent cerebral ischemia, we found that (+)-borneol (1...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
#12
Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807201/overexpression-of-thioredoxin1-enhances-functional-recovery-in-a-mouse-model-of-hind-limb-ischemia
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Inam A Shaikh, Muhammad Tipu Rishi, Mark Youssef, Vaithinathan Selvaraju, Mahesh Thirunavukkarasu, Gopi Ukani, Rajesh Lakshmanan, J Alexander Palesty, Nilanjana Maulik
BACKGROUND: There is keen interest in finding nonsurgical treatments for peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Previously, we demonstrated that selective activation of Thioredoxin1 (Trx1), a 12-kDa cytosolic protein, initiates redox-dependent signaling and promotes neovascularization after ischemic heart disease. Therefore, Trx1 might possess immense potential to not only treat murine hind limb ischemia (HLI) through effective angiogenesis but also provide PVD patients with nonsurgical therapy to enhance neovascularization and improve blood perfusion...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806581/engineered-systems-for-therapeutic-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Shane Browne, Abhay Pandit
Ischemic disease caused by insufficient blood supply leads to a lack of oxygen and nutrients and a build-up of waste products in the affected tissue. Therapeutic angiogenesis, as a means to enhance perfusion of tissues with an inadequate blood supply, holds great promise for the treatment of ischemic disease. A wide range of factors that play a key role in physiological angiogenesis have been identified and trialed as pro-angiogenic agents. However, as yet pro-angiogenic treatments have failed to be translated clinically, owing to both lack of efficacy and safety concerns regarding the use of doses considerably larger than is typical present under physiological conditions...
August 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806189/the-use-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-neuro-ophthalmology
#15
Noel C Y Chan, Carmen K M Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decade, with the advances of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, different imaging protocols and analysis algorithms have been introduced to maximize the potential of this diagnostic tool in the evaluation of different eye diseases. This review aims to provide an update on these additional features, with respect to the management of a diverse range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) analysis has been shown to be superior to peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) analysis in certain settings, such as differentiating Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy from functional visual loss; monitoring neurodegenerative diseases or multiple sclerosis; and predicting visual loss in nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805957/stroke-or-left-atrial-thrombus-prediction-using-antithrombin-iii-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Seo-Won Choi, Bo-Bae Kim, Dong-Hyun Choi, Geon Park, Byung Chul Shin, Heesang Song, DongHun Kim, Dong-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke) and CHA2 DS2 -VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥ 75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke, vascular disease, age 65 to 74 years, sex category) scores showed just moderate discrimination ability in predicting thromboembolic complications in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). HYPOTHESIS: To determine the association of antithrombin III (AT-III) deficiency and mean platelet volume (MPV) with the development of stroke or left atrial (LA) thrombus in patients with AF...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805753/-prognostic-significance-of-leukocyte-count-in-the-venous-blood-in-the-acute-stage-of-cerebral-aneurism-rupture
#17
A A Kalinkin, S S Petrikov, L T Khamidova, V V Krylov
AIM: To determine a prognostic role of leukocyte count in the venous blood in the acute stage of cerebral aneurysm (CA) rupture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with CA rupture, aged from 20 to 65 years, hospitalized in the first 72 h over the period from 01.10.12 to 01.02.16 were examined. The severity of disease and anatomical form of hemorrhage was corresponded to III-IV degree on the W. Hunt - R. Hess scale and Fisher scale. All patients underwent surgery...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805574/nonmotor-symptoms-in-vascular-and-other-secondary-parkinsonism
#18
Oleg S Levin, Achcha Sh Chimagomedova, Natalia A Skripkina, Elena A Lyashenko, Olga V Babkina
Vascular parkinsonism (VP) is a relatively frequent variant of secondary parkinsonism caused by ischemic or hemorrhagic lesions of basal ganglia, midbrain, or their links with frontal cortex. According to different investigations, various forms of cerebrovascular disease cause 1%-15% of parkinsonism cases. Nonmotor symptoms are frequently found in VP and may negatively influence on quality of life. However, nonmotor symptoms such as hallucinations, orthostatic hypotension, REM-sleep behavior disorder, and anosmia are rarely revealed in VP, which may be noted to another diagnosis or mixed pathology...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805187/changes-in-patient-characteristics-following-cardiac-transplantation-the-montreal-heart-institute-experience
#19
Nicola Vistarini, Anthony Nguyen, Michel White, Normand Racine, Louis P Perrault, Anique Ducharme, Denis Bouchard, Philippe Demers, Michel Pellerin, Yoan Lamarche, Ismaïl El-Hamamsy, Geneviève Giraldeau, Guy Pelletier, Michel Carrier
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation is no longer considered an experimental operation, but rather a standard treatment; nevertheless the context has changed substantially in recent years owing to donor shortage. The aim of this study was to review the heart transplant experience focusing on very long-term survival (≥ 20 years) and to compare the initial results with the current era. METHODS: From April 1983 through April 1995, 156 consecutive patients underwent heart transplantation...
August 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804899/coronary-artery-disease-and-risk-of-adverse-cardiac-events-and-stroke
#20
Kevin Kris Warnakula Olesen, Morten Madsen, Gregory Lip, Gro Egholm, Troels Thim, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Bent Raungaard, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Hans Erik, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Michael Maeng
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute myocardial infarction are at increased risk of ischemic stroke. Previous myocardial infarction is an important part of risk assessment for ischemic stroke. However, there is a lack of information regarding the association between the severity and extent of coronary artery disease and long-term risk of ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study of coronary angiographies performed in Western Denmark from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2012...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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