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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148253/quantification-of-vascular-damage-in-acute-kidney-injury-with-fluorine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy
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Jeremy K Moore, Junjie Chen, Hua Pan, Joseph P Gaut, Sanjay Jain, Samuel A Wickline
PURPOSE: To design a fluorine MRI/MR spectroscopy approach to quantify renal vascular damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the therapeutic response to antithrombin nanoparticles (NPs) to protect kidney function. METHODS: A total of 53 rats underwent 45 min of bilateral renal artery occlusion and were treated at reperfusion with either plain perfluorocarbon NPs or NPs functionalized with a direct thrombin inhibitor (PPACK:phenyalanine-proline-arginine-chloromethylketone)...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146480/neuroprotection-by-chotosan-a-kampo-formula-against-glutamate-excitotoxicity-involves-the-inhibition-of-glun2b-but-not-glun2a-containing-nmda-receptor-mediated-responses-in-primary-cultured-cortical-neurons
#2
Sachie Sasaki-Hamada, Azusa Suzuki, Emi Sanai, Kinzo Matsumoto, Jun-Ichiro Oka
Chotosan (CTS), a traditional herbal formula called Kampo medicine, was shown to be effective in the treatment of vascular dementia in a clinical study, and exerted protective effects against transient cerebral ischemia-induced cognitive impairment in mice. In the present study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of CTS using primary cultured rat cortical neurons. CTS (250-1000 μg/mL) inhibited neuronal death induced by 100 μM glutamate. This glutamate-induced neuronal death was blocked by a GluN2B-, but not GluN2A-containing NMDA receptor antagonist...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145994/retinal-vascular-imaging-in-cardiovascular-medicine-new-tools-for-an-old-examination
#3
EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Mulè, Maria Vadalà, Giulio Geraci, Santina Cottone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137941/acute-and-sub-acute-oral-toxicity-studies-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-radix-radix-with-cortex-and-cortex-of-psammosilene-tunicoides-in-mice-and-rats
#4
Yi-Chen, Min-Xuan Wu, Jie-Liu, Xiao-Jie Ma, Jin-Li Shi, Sheng-Nan Wang, Zhi-Quan Zheng, Jian-You Guo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Psammosilene tunicoides is one of the important ingredients of a famous Chinese traditional medicine formulation "Yunnan Baiyao". Also, this plant is commonly used as an anodyne and hemostatic agent in southwest China. Currently, little toxicological information is available on its safety following prolonged use. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this study, we sought to evaluate the toxicity of the three different parts of Psammosilene tunicoides: Psammosilenes Radix (PR), Psammosilenes Radix with Cortex (PRC) and Psammosilenes Cortex (PC) by acute and sub-acute toxicity studies...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133791/network-pharmacology-exploration-reveals-endothelial-inflammation-as-a-common-mechanism-for-stroke-and-coronary-artery-disease-treatment-of-danhong-injection
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Ming Lyu, Chun-Lin Yan, Hai-Xin Liu, Tai-Yi Wang, Xin-Hui Shi, Jin-Ping Liu, John Orgah, Guan-Wei Fan, Ji-Hong Han, Xiao-Ying Wang, Yan Zhu
Although Danhong injection (DHI) is the most widely prescribed Chinese medicine for both stroke and coronary artery disease (CAD), its underlying common molecular mechanisms remain unclear. An integrated network pharmacology and experimental verification approach was used to decipher common pharmacological mechanisms of DHI on stroke and CAD treatment. A compound-target-disease & function-pathway network was constructed and analyzed, indicating that 37 ingredients derived from DH (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bge., Flos Carthami tinctorii and DHI) modulated 68 common targets shared by stroke and CAD...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133637/the-inhibitory-effect-of-different-concentrations-of-kh902-eye-drops-on-corneal-neovascularization-induced-by-alkali-burn
#6
Yan Wu, Chunyan Xue, Yan Lu, Zhenping Huang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of different concentrations of KH902 eye drops on rabbit corneal neovascularization (CNV) induced by alkali burn. METHODS: Forty-eight adult rabbits were randomized into four groups after alkali burning: Group A (2.5 mg/ml), Group B (5 mg/ml), and Group C (10 mg/ml) by different concentrations of KH902 eye drops and Group D by saline solution as control with three times a day for 2 weeks. At days 7, 14, and 28, the anterior segment photographs, confocal microscopy, and histopathology were performed to evaluate corneal opacity, neovascularization, inflammatory cell density, vessel size, and edema...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128377/viral-hemorrhagic-fever-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Jorge Luis Hidalgo Marroquin, Guy A Richards, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Tim Baker, Pravin Amin
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are a group of illnesses caused by four families of viruses namely Arenaviruses, Filoviruses, Bunyaviruses, and Flaviviruses. Humans are not the natural reservoir for any of these organisms and acquire the disease through vectors from animal reservoirs. In some conditions human to human transmission is possible increasing the risk to healthy individuals in the vicinity, more so to Health Care Workers (HCW). The pathogenesis of VHF, though poorly understood, varies according to the viruses involved...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127504/glycocalyx-in-atherosclerosis-relevant-endothelium-function-and-as-a-therapeutic-target
#8
REVIEW
Ronodeep Mitra, Gerard Leland O'Neil, Ian Chandler Harding, Ming Jie Cheng, Solomon Arko Mensah, Eno Essien Ebong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The cell surface-attached extracellular glycocalyx (GCX) layer is a major contributor to endothelial cell (EC) function and EC-dependent vascular health and is a first line of defense against vascular diseases including atherosclerosis. Here, we highlight our findings regarding three GCX-dependent EC functions, which are altered when GCX is shed and in atherosclerosis. We discuss why the GCX is a viable option for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis. RECENT FINDINGS: GCX regulated EC activities such as barrier and filtration function, active cell-to-cell communication, and vascular tone mediation contribute to function of the entire vascular wall...
November 10, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126792/in-vivo-cellular-and-molecular-gastroprotective-mechanisms-of-chrysin-emphasis-on-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-angiogenesis
#9
Mina Y George, Ahmed Esmat, Mariane G Tadros, Ebtehal El-Demerdash
Gastric ulcer is one of the major gastrointestinal disorders affecting people worldwide. Despite medical advances, management of gastric ulcer and its complications remains a challenge facing medicine nowadays. In addition, currently available medicines exhibit limited efficacy and several side effects. In the current study, the potential protective effects of chrysin -naturally occurring flavonoid- were tested against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer model in rats. It was found that chrysin in both doses; 50 and 100mg/kg were effective in promoting mucus secretion and preventing the rise in ulcer and lesion indices, acid production and histologic changes induced by indomethacin...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126600/effect-of-treatment-delay-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-acute-severe-haemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-level-data-from-40%C3%A2-138-bleeding-patients
#10
Angèle Gayet-Ageron, David Prieto-Merino, Katharine Ker, Haleema Shakur, François-Xavier Ageron, Ian Roberts
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics reduce death from bleeding in trauma and post-partum haemorrhage. We examined the effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness of antifibrinolytics. METHODS: We did an individual patient-level data meta-analysis of randomised trials done with more than 1000 patients that assessed antifibrinolytics in acute severe bleeding. We identified trials done between Jan 1, 1946, and April 7, 2017, from MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Web of Science, PubMed, Popline, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform...
November 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124781/vascular-input-function-correction-of-inflow-enhancement-for-improved-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-liver-dce-mri
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Jia Ning, Tilman Schubert, Kevin M Johnson, Alejandro Roldán-Alzate, Huijun Chen, Chun Yuan, Scott B Reeder
PURPOSE: To propose a simple method to correct vascular input function (VIF) due to inflow effects and to test whether the proposed method can provide more accurate VIFs for improved pharmacokinetic modeling. METHODS: A spoiled gradient echo sequence-based inflow quantification and contrast agent concentration correction method was proposed. Simulations were conducted to illustrate improvement in the accuracy of VIF estimation and pharmacokinetic fitting. Animal studies with dynamic contrast-enhanced MR scans were conducted before, 1 week after, and 2 weeks after portal vein embolization (PVE) was performed in the left portal circulation of pigs...
November 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118901/impacts-of-berberine-on-oxidized-ldl-induced-proliferation-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#12
Rui-Xia Xu, Xian-Chang Sun, Chun-Yan Ma, Yu-Hong Yao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yuan-Lin Guo, Yan Zhang, Sha Li, Jian-Jun Li
Berberine (BBR), a Chinese medicine extracted from natural plant, has been demonstrated to improve lipid disorders. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), a proatherogenic lipoprotein, has been shown to be involved in vascular endothelial cell dysfunction such as excessive or abnormal proliferation. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impacts of BBR on cell proliferations as well as potential involving signal pathways. HUVECs were stimulated with oxLDL and co-cultured with BBR at a variety of concentrations in different time points...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118115/computational-tools-for-clinical-support-a-multi-scale-compliant-model-for-haemodynamic-simulations-in-an-aortic-dissection-based-on-multi-modal-imaging-data
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Mirko Bonfanti, Stavroula Balabani, John P Greenwood, Sapna Puppala, Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam, Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini
Aortic dissection (AD) is a vascular condition with high morbidity and mortality rates. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can provide insight into the progression of AD and aid clinical decisions; however, oversimplified modelling assumptions and high computational cost compromise the accuracy of the information and impede clinical translation. To overcome these limitations, a patient-specific CFD multi-scale approach coupled to Windkessel boundary conditions and accounting for wall compliance was developed and used to study a patient with AD...
November 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117409/development-of-a-perfusion-based-cadaveric-simulation-model-integrated-into-neurosurgical-training-feasibility-based-on-reconstitution-of-vascular-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-systems
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Gabriel Zada, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Martin Pham, Mike Minneti, Eisha Christian, Jesse Winer, Aaron Robison, Bozena Wrobel, Jonathan Russin, William J Mack, Steven Giannotta
BACKGROUND: Novel methodologies providing realistic simulation of the neurosurgical operating room environment are currently needed, particularly for highly subspecialized operations with steep learning curves, high-risk profiles, and demands for advanced psychomotor skills. OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of a curriculum for using perfusion-based cadaveric simulation models in a "Mock Operating Room" for neurosurgical procedures. METHODS: At the USC Keck School of Medicine Fresh Tissue Dissection Laboratory between 2012 and 2016, 43 cadaveric specimens underwent cannulation of the femoral or carotid artery and artificial perfusion of the arterial system, and/or cannulation of the intradural cervical spine for intrathecal reconstitution of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system...
May 13, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115690/the-effects-of-intravoxel-contrast-agent-diffusion-on-the-analysis-of-dce-mri-data-in-realistic-tissue-domains
#15
Ryan T Woodall, Stephanie L Barnes, David A Hormuth, Anna G Sorace, C Chad Quarles, Thomas E Yankeelov
PURPOSE: Quantitative evaluation of dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) allows for estimating perfusion, vessel permeability, and tissue volume fractions by fitting signal intensity curves to pharmacokinetic models. These compart mental models assume rapid equilibration of contrast agent within each voxel. However, there is increasing evidence that this assumption is violated for small molecular weight gadolinium chelates. To evaluate the error introduced by this invalid assumption, we simulated DCE-MRI experiments with volume fractions computed from entire histological tumor cross-sections obtained from murine studies...
November 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112932/anti-atherosclerotic-effect-of-longxuetongluo-capsule-in-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-model-rats
#16
J M Zhou, H M Wang, Y Z Lv, Z Z Wang, W Xiao
Chinese dragon's blood, the red resin of Dracaena cochinchinensis, one of the famous traditional medicines, has been used to promote blood circulation, disperse blood stasis, stop bleeding, relieve pain and muscle regeneration for thousands of years. The aims of this study were to evaluate the anti-atherosclerotic effect of Longxuetongluo Capsule (LTC), which made by total phenolic compounds of Chinese dragon's blood, in high cholesterol diet (HCD)-induced atherosclerosis model rats and explore the possible mechanism...
November 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110592/recent-developments-on-phenstatins-as-potent-antimitotic-agents
#17
Xing Chen, Shi-Meng Wang, Gajjela Bharath Kumar, Grant A L Bare, Jing Leng, Syed Nasir Abbas Bukhari, Hua-Li Qin
Phenstatin and their derivatives display remarkable antiproliferative activity toward a wide variety of preclinical tumor models. Phenstatins inhibit tubulin polymerization through their interaction at the colchicine binding site of microtubules and arrest the G2/M phase of the cell cycle. Moreover, the structural simplicity and excellent stability of phenstatins offer a stimulating premise for developing various derivatives with profound antimitotic activity and excellent cytotoxicity. In addition, phenstatin derivatives are undergoing clinical evaluation as vascular targeting/disrupting agents and also exhibit direct antiangiogenic properties...
November 6, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110360/enhancing-engineered-vascular-networks-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-the-effects-of-igf1-on-vascular-development-and-durability
#18
Claudia C Friedrich, Yunfeng Lin, Alexander Krannich, Yinan Wu, Joseph P Vacanti, Craig M Neville
OBJECTIVES: Creation of functional, durable vasculature remains an important goal within the field of regenerative medicine. Engineered biological vasculature has the potential to restore or improve human tissue function. We hypothesized that the pleotropic effects of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) would enhance the engineering of capillary-like vasculature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The impact of IGF1 upon vasculogenesis was examined in in vitro cultures for a period of up to 40 days and as subcutaneous implants within immunodeficient mice...
November 7, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109897/optic-coherence-angiography-findings-in-type-2-macular-telangiectasia
#19
Hilal Nalcı, Figen Şermet, Sibel Demirel, Emin Özmert
Objectives: To evaluate the vascular changes of idiopathic macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel 2) patients with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate these changes with the findings of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Materials and Methods: Simultaneous SD-OCT and OCTA images of 10 eyes of 6 patients who were diagnosed as MacTel 2 in Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology were obtained and graded according to the OCTA grading system for MacTel 2...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109195/sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-disease-lessons-from-recent-trials-and-need-for-team-science
#20
REVIEW
Luciano F Drager, R Doug McEvoy, Ferran Barbe, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Susan Redline
Emerging research highlights the complex interrelationships between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease, presenting clinical and research opportunities as well as challenges. Patients presenting to cardiology clinics have a high prevalence of obstructive and central sleep apnea associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Multiple mechanisms have been identified by which sleep disturbances adversely affect cardiovascular structure and function. Epidemiological research indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increases in the incidence and progression of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and atrial fibrillation...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
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