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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101180/acute-renal-injury-induced-by-valacyclovir-hydrochloride-a-case-report
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Yanning Zhang, Yuxi Cong, Yan Teng
Acyclovir has been a frequently used antiviral agent in the clinical treatment of leukemia, acute encephalitis, malignant tumor and herpes simplex. The adverse effects of this drug have been widely described in clinical practice. In the present study, a case of a 35-year-old female patient diagnosed with herpes simplex, who developed acute renal injury following treatment with valacyclovir hydrochloride, is described. Kidney biopsy, light microscopy and laboratory examination were performed, and all findings revealed the signs of evident vacuolar degeneration of capillary endothelial and renal tubular epithelial cells, erythrocyte aggregation in partial renal tubule and microvilli exfoliation from epithelial cells...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091909/modes-of-hypotensive-action-of-dihydroquercetin-in-arterial-hypertension
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M B Plotnikov, O I Aliev, A V Sidekhmenova, A Yu Shamanaev, A M Anishchenko, A V Nosarev, E A Pushkina
We studied the effect of dihydroquercetin (20 mg/kg/day intragastrically for 6 weeks) on mean BP and macro- and microrheological blood parameters in hypertensive SHR rats; in vitro effect of dihydroquercetin on the tone in thoracic aorta rings isolated from hypertensive SHR rats were also examined. At the end of the treatment course, the mean BP in the experimental rats decreased by 11%; the left ventricular mass index by 2%, and whole blood viscosity by 7-10% in comparison with control SHR rats; erythrocyte aggregation half-time increased by 15%; plasma viscosity, hematocrit, and erythrocyte deformability did not change...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079842/increased-erythrocyte-aggregation-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia
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Erhan Ugurlu, Emine Kilic-Toprak, Goksel Altinisik, Ozgen Kilic-Erkek, Betul Cengiz, Vural Kucukatay, Hande Senol, Ismail Hakki Akbudak, Yusuf Ekbic, Melek Bor-Kucukatay
BACKGROUND: Hemorheological properties are important determinants of tissue oxygenation. Although hemorheological alterations in various lung diseases have been well-defined, no information is available about the effects of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) on hemorheological parameters. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate hemorheological parameters (erythrocyte deformability, aggregation, and plasma viscosity -PV) and associated oxidative stress indices in patients with IIP...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073829/dutpase-dut-is-mutated-in-a-novel-monogenic-syndrome-with-diabetes-and-bone-marrow-failure
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Reinaldo Sousa Dos Santos, Mathilde Daures, Anne Philippi, Sophie Romero, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Valérie Senée, Delphine Bacq, Céline Besse, Baz Baz, Laura Marroquí, Sarah Ivanoff, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Marc Nicolino, Jean Soulier, Gérard Socié, Decio L Eizirik, Jean-François Gautier, Cécile Julier
We describe a new syndrome characterized by early onset diabetes mellitus, associated with bone marrow failure affecting mostly the erythrocytic lineage. Using whole exome sequencing in a remotely consanguineous patient from a family with two affected siblings, we identified a single homozygous missense mutation (chr15.hg19:g.48,626,619A>G) located in the dUTPase (DUT) gene (NCBI Gene ID: 1854), affecting both the mitochondrial (DUT-M p.Y142C) and the nuclear (DUT-N p.Y54C) isoforms. We found the same homozygous mutation in an unrelated consanguineous patient with diabetes and bone marrow aplasia from a family with two affected siblings, while none of the >60,000 subjects from the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) was homozygous for this mutation...
January 10, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055011/neuronal-hemoglobin-affects-dopaminergic-cells-response-to-stress
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Marta Codrich, Maria Bertuzzi, Roberta Russo, Margherita Francescatto, Stefano Espinoza, Lorena Zentilin, Mauro Giacca, Daniela Cesselli, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Paolo Ascenzi, Silvia Zucchelli, Francesca Persichetti, Giampiero Leanza, Stefano Gustincich
Hemoglobin (Hb) is the major protein in erythrocytes and carries oxygen (O2) throughout the body. Recently, Hb has been found synthesized in atypical sites, including the brain. Hb is highly expressed in A9 dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra (SN), whose selective degeneration leads to Parkinson's disease (PD). Here we show that Hb confers DA cells' susceptibility to 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)) and rotenone, neurochemical cellular models of PD. The toxic property of Hb does not depend on O2 binding and is associated with insoluble aggregate formation in the nucleolus...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043386/initial-development-of-babesia-ovata-in-the-tick-midgut
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Hiroki Maeda, Takeshi Hatta, M Abdul Alim, Daigo Tsubokawa, Fusako Mikami, Kodai Kusakisako, Makoto Matsubayashi, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Naotoshi Tsuji, Tetsuya Tanaka
The initial development of Babesia ovata in the midgut of the vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis has been demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo studies. Although the research on the partial developmental cycles of B. ovata in the tick midgut was performed in our previous study by using ticks fed on experimentally B. ovata-infected cattle, detailed information on the developmental stages of B. ovata in H. longicornis was limited. This report describes the sequential development of stages of B. ovata in an in vitro study using B...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033234/associations-between-macular-edema-and-circulatory-status-in-eyes-with-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-adaptive-optics-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy-study
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Yuto Iida, Yuki Muraoka, Akihito Uji, Sotaro Ooto, Tomoaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Shigeta Arichika, Ayako Takahashi, Yuko Miwa, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between parafoveal microcirculatory status and foveal pathomorphology in eyes with macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (10 eyes) with acute retinal vein occlusion were enrolled, 9 eyes of which received intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injections. Foveal morphologic changes were examined via optical coherence tomography (OCT), and parafoveal circulatory status was assessed via adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO)...
December 28, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998147/chitosan-coated-diatom-silica-as-hemostatic-agent-for-hemorrhage-control
#9
Chao Feng, Jing Li, Guang Sheng Wu, Yu Zhi Mu, Ming Kong, Chang Qing Jiang, Xiao Jie Cheng, Ya Liu, Xi Guang Chen
Uncontrolled hemorrhage leads to high death risk both in military and civilian trauma. Current hemostatic agents still have various limitations and side effects. In this study, natural diatom silica obtained from diatomite and diatom culture was purified and developed for hemorrhage control. To improve the biocompatibility and hemostatic performance of diatom silica, a series of chitosan-coated diatom (CS-diatom) was developed. The composition of CS-diatom prepared was optimized by in vitro hemocompatibility and blood coagulation evaluation for that prepared with 0...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958346/clinical-association-of-chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-1-cxcl1-with-interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-ipaf
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Minrui Liang, Zhixing Jiang, Qiong Huang, Lei Liu, Yu Xue, Xiaoxia Zhu, Yiyun Yu, Weiguo Wan, Haihua Yang, Hejian Zou
The term "interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features" (IPAF) has been recently proposed. We here investigate the clinical characteristics of IPAF and evaluate the clinical implications of CXCL1-CXCR2 axis in IPAF. An increased plasma level of CXCL1 was exhibited in IPAF compared to idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and healthy controls. Additionally, plasma CXCL1 levels were clinically associated with diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide (DLCO), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and involved parenchyma extension in IPAF...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927768/iron-heme-bach1-axis-is-involved-in-erythroblast-adaptation-to-iron-deficiency
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Masahiro Kobayashi, Hiroki Kato, Hiroshi Hada, Ari Itoh-Nakadai, Tohru Fujiwara, Akihiko Muto, Yukihiro Inoguchi, Kenji Ichiyanagi, Wataru Houjou, Naohisa Tomosugi, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Hideo Harigae, Kazuhiko Igarashi
Iron plays the central role in the oxygen transport by the erythrocyte as a constituent of heme and hemoglobin. The importance of iron and heme also resides in their regulatory roles during erythroblast maturation. The transcription factor Bach1 may be involved in their regulatory roles since it is inactivated by direct binding of heme. To address whether Bach1 is involved in the responses of erythroblasts to iron status, low iron conditions that induced severe iron deficiency in mice were established. Under iron deficiency, extensive gene expression changes and mitophagy disorder were induced during maturation of erythroblasts...
December 7, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903394/-correlation-between-epicardial-adipose-tissue-thickness-and-slow-flow-of-non-obstructive-coronary-artery
#12
Q Wu, B Yang
Objective: To investigate the correlation between epicardial adipose thickness and slow flow of non-obstructive coronary artery. Methods: Clinical data of patients with coronary angiography examination evidenced stenosis<50% in our department from May 2014 to May 2015 were retrospectively analyzed.According to the level of TIMI in angiography, patients were divided into slow blood flow group (TIMI Ⅰ-Ⅱ, n=16) and normal blood flow group (TIMI Ⅲ, n=127). All epicardial adipose thickness was determined by echocardiography and data of biochemical data (fibrinogen, whole blood viscosity at high shear rate, erythrocyte aggregation index, platelet count, and platelet aggregation rate) were also analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890651/biofilm-is-associated-with-chronic-streptococcal-meningoencephalitis-in-fish
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A I Isiaku, M Y Sabri, M Y Ina-Salwany, M D Hassan, P N Tanko, M B Bello
Biofilms are aggregates of attached microbial organisms whose existence on tissues is often recognised as a mechanism for the establishment of most chronic diseases. Herein we investigated the ability of piscine Streptococcus agalactiae, an important aquatic pathogen, for adaptation to this sessile lifestyle in vitro and in the brain of a tilapia fish model. Piscine S. agalactiae exhibited a weak attachment to polystyrene plates and expressed a low biofilm phenotype under the study conditions. Furthermore, fluorescent in situ hybridization and confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed discrete aggregates of attached S...
January 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886001/strategy-for-the-hemocompatibility-testing-of-microparticles
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S Braune, S Basu, K Kratz, J Bäckemo Johansson, M Reinthaler, A Lendlein, F Jung
Polymer-based microparticles are applied as non-thrombogenic or thrombogenic materials in a wide variety of intra- or extra-corporeal medical devices. As demanded by the regulatory agencies, the hemocompatibility of these blood contacting biomaterials has to be evaluated in vitro to ensure that the particle systems appropriately fulfill the envisioned function without causing undesired events such as thrombosis or inflammation. Currently described in vitro assays for hemocompatibility testing of particles comprise tests with different single cell types (e...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858026/a-portable-microfluidic-system-for-rapid-measurement-of-the-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate
#15
Ziya Isiksacan, Ozcan Erel, Caglar Elbuken
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a frequently used 30 min or 60 min clinical test for screening of several inflammatory conditions, infections, trauma, and malignant diseases, as well as non-inflammatory conditions including prostate cancer and stroke. Erythrocyte aggregation (EA) is a physiological process where erythrocytes form face-to-face linear structures, called rouleaux, at stasis or low shear rates. In this work, we proposed a method for ESR measurement from EA. We developed a microfluidic opto-electro-mechanical system, using which we experimentally showed a significant correlation (R(2) = 0...
November 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818738/differential-effects-between-cigarette-total-particulate-matter-and-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-blood-and-blood-vessel
#16
Jung-Min Park, Kyung-Hwa Chang, Kwang-Hoon Park, Seong-Jin Choi, Kyuhong Lee, Jin-Yong Lee, Masahiko Satoh, Seong-Yu Song, Moo-Yeol Lee
The generation and collection of cigarette smoke (CS) is a prerequisite for any toxicology study on smoking, especially an in vitro CS exposure study. In this study, the effects on blood and vascular function were tested with two widely used CS preparations to compare the biological effects of CS with respect to the CS preparation used. CS was prepared in the form of total particulate matter (TPM), which is CS trapped in a Cambridge filter pad, and cigarette smoke extract (CSE), which is CS trapped in phosphate-buffered saline...
October 2016: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814281/hemorheological-parameters-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
#17
Okan Arıhan, Gökhan Çağlayan, Sibel Bayrak, Aysen Akıncı Tan, Neslihan Dikmenoglu Falkmarken
AIM: To evaluate hemorheological parameters in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in order to elucidate the etiology of the disease. METHODS: Twenty-three adult FMS patients and 20 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Diabetics, hypertensives and those with any rheumatological disorder or use drugs or smoking cigarette were excluded from the study. Following parameters were analyzed in each subject; erythrocyte deformability, erythrocyte aggregation, plasma viscosity, complete blood count, fasting blood glucose, fibrinogen, albumin, globulin and lipid profile...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791998/interrelation-of-blood-coagulation-and-hemorheology-in-cancer
#18
Irina Tikhomirova, Elena Petrochenko, Yulia Malysheva, Mihail Ryabov, Nikolay Kislov
Cancer progression is associated with activation of blood coagulation. Blood coagulation process, platelet hemostasis and hemorheological properties were evaluated in patients with solid tumors (n = 27) before and after surgery and in healthy control (n = 20). The main features of blood coagulation process in cancer patients were elevated intensity and shortened period of contact phase of coagulation and inhibitedcx fibrinolysis stage. Such prothrombotic state was fixed before surgery as well as in early postoperative period in spite of preventing thromboprophylactic treatment...
October 27, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767980/hemorheological-factors-can-be-informative-in-comparing-treatment-possibilities-of%C3%A2-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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Norbert Nemeth, Katalin Peto, Adam Deak, Viktoria Sogor, Gabor Varga, Bence Tanczos, Klaudia Balog, Adrienn Csiszko, Zoltan Godo, Zsolt Szentkereszty
BACKGROUND: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a life-threatening condition, of which pathomechanism hasn't been completely clarified, yet. Furthermore, surgical therapy still needs optimization. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate microcirculatory and micro-rheological alterations in ACS, using various temporary abdominal closure methods, including three settings of vacuum-assisted closure technique (negative pressure wound therapy, NPWT). METHODS: On anesthetized pigs, by intraabdominally placed and filled-up silicone bags, intraabdominal pressure at 30 mmHg was maintained for 3 hours, and afterwards, decompressive laparotomy happened...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767979/soluble-cd40-ligand-profiles-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Patrícia Napoleão, Ekaterina Potapova, Sara Moleirinho, Carlota Saldanha, António Messias
AIM: Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) has been considered as a marker of thrombosis and inflammation in several diseases, including sepsis. Recent studies challenge this view and point to a role of sCD40L in vascular and endothelial function. An indication of that association in sepsis has not been obtained so far. Therefore, herein we evaluated association between sCD40L and markers of hemorheology and inflammation on context of septic shock. METHODS: Time-changes of sCD40L levels over 72 hours of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) internment were assessed in 22 patients with septic shock and compared with 36 healthy volunteers...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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