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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087726/benefit-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonism-in-aki-role-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-rac1
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Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Gwennan André-Grégoire, Aurelie Nguyen Dinh Cat, Sebastian M Lechner, Jérôme Cau, Sonia Prince, Peter Kolkhof, Gervaise Loirand, Vincent Sauzeau, Thierry Hauet, Frédéric Jaisser
AKI is a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, there is no effective pharmacologic approach for treating or preventing AKI. In rodents, mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism prevents AKI induced by ischemia-reperfusion (IR). We investigated the specific role of vascular MR in mediating AKI induced by IR. We also assessed the protective effect of MR antagonism in IR-induced AKI in the Large White pig, a model of human AKI. In mice, MR deficiency in smooth muscle cells (SMCs) protected against kidney IR injury...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087280/increased-homocysteine-levels-impair-reference-memory-and-reduce-cortical-levels-of-acetylcholine-in-a-mouse-model-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Kevin Dam, Martina Füchtemeier, Tracy D Farr, Philipp Boehm-Sturm, Marco Foddis, Ulrich Dirnagl, Olga Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Nafisa M Jadavji
Folates are B-vitamins that are vital for normal brain function. Deficiencies in folates either genetic (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, MTHFR) or dietary intake of folic acid result in elevated levels of homocysteine. Clinical studies have shown that elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) may be associated with the development of dementia, however this link remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of increased Hcy levels on a mouse model of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) produced by chronic hypoperfusion...
January 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086781/effects-of-the-intradiscal-implantation-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-plus-platelet-rich-plasma-in-patients-with-degenerative-disc-disease
#3
Comella Kristin, Silbert Robert, Parlo Michelle
BACKGROUND: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) can easily be obtained from a mini-lipoaspirate procedure of fat tissue and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained from peripheral blood. The SVF contains a mixture of cells including ADSCs and growth factors and has been depleted of the adipocyte (fat cell) population. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of administering SVF and PRP intra-discally into patients with degenerative disc disease. METHODS: A total of 15 patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 60 ml of fat tissue...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079630/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-and-infectious-diseases-current-applications-and-future-perspectives
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Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Daniele Muser, Elda Righi, Nicola Petrosillo, Fernando Di Gregorio, Thomas J Werner, Abass Alavi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography is a well-established technique for diagnosis and management of a number of neoplastic conditions. However, in recent years the body of literature regarding its potential role in infectious diseases has progressively increased, with promising results. RECENT FINDINGS: So far 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography has a well-established role and is recommended by guidelines only in a few settings, such as prosthetic valve endocarditis, vascular device infections, and chronic osteomyelitis...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079254/pharmacological-treatment-of-vascular-risk-factors-for-reducing-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Lindsay Robertson, Edmond Atallah, Gerard Stansby
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological prophylaxis has been proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals with atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease. However, the role of prophylaxis in individuals with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains unclear. Several studies have shown that despite successful repair, those people with AAA have a poorer rate of survival than healthy controls. People with AAA have an increased prevalence of coronary heart disease and risk of cardiovascular events...
January 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078997/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-the-show-must-go-on
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Niki Katsiki, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent but moderate, predictor for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevalence and severity. Several established and emerging cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including age, gender, ethnicity, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, arterial stiffness and hyperuricemia have been linked to Lp(a) metabolism. Apart from CHD, Lp(a) has been also associated with non-cardiac vascular diseases and diseases associated with increased CV risk such as chronic kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases and human immunodeficiency virus infection...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078663/inhibition-of-hsp90-exerts-anti-tumor-effect-on-angiosarcoma-involvement-of-vegf-signaling-pathway
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S Yamada-Kanazawa, I Kajihara, S Fukushima, M Jinnin, M Masuzawa, M Masuzawa, Y Amoh, D Hoshina, R Abe, H Ihn
BACKGROUND: Angiosarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm derived from endothelial cells and its prognosis is poor because advanced angiosarcoma is resistant to standard chemotherapy, and new therapies are urgently needed. Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) has been identified as a molecular chaperone that regulates various cancer-related proteins. Numerous clinical trials are testing the effectiveness of HSP90 inhibitors in various types of malignancies. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of HSP90 in the pathogenesis of angiosarcoma and whether inhibition of HSP90 may have anti-tumor activity...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078249/effects-of-urtica-dioica-supplementation-on-blood-lipids-hepatic-enzymes-and-nitric-oxide-levels-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alidad Amiri Behzadi, Hamid Kalalian-Moghaddam, Amir Hossein Ahmadi
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of diabetic complications including metabolic abnormality-induced diabetic micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications. Urtica dioica L. (U. dioica) has been traditionally used in Iranian medicine as an herbal remedy for hypoglycemic or due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of hydro-alcoholic extract of U. dioica on blood lipids, hepatic enzymes and nitric oxide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 2016: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078107/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Geoffrey Y Ku, Manjit S Bains, Do Joong Park, Yelena Y Janjigian, Valerie W Rusch, Nabil P Rizk, Sam S Yoon, Brittanie Millang, Marinela Capanu, Karyn A Goodman, David H Ilson
BACKGROUND: A standard-of-care for locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is pre-operative chemoradiation. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been associated with worse outcomes following chemoradiation and anti-VEGF therapies can potentiate radiation efficacy. METHODS: In this single-arm phase II study, we added bevacizumab to induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation with cisplatin/irinotecan for locally advanced esophageal and GEJ adenocarcinomas...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077611/umbilical-venous-catheter-versus-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-neonates-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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By Ashish R Dongara, Dipen V Patel, Somashekhar M Nimbalkar, Nirav Potana, Archana S Nimbalkar
: Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and umbilical venous catheter (UVC) in terms of success rate, complications, cost and time of insertion in neonatal intensive care were compared. Neonates requiring vascular access for minimum 7 days were included. Sample size of 72 per group was determined. Trial was registered at Clinical Trials Registry of India (CTRI/2015/02/005529). Success rates of the UVC and PICC were 68.1% and 65.3%, respectively (p = 0.724). Mean (SD) time needed for PICC and UVC insertion was 34...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073865/angiogenic-gene-therapy-in-cardiovascular-diseases-dream-or-vision
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REVIEW
Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Charles Bridges, Michael G Katz, Petra Korpisalo
Chronic cardiovascular diseases are significant health problems. Although current treatment strategies have tremendously improved disease management, up to 30% of these patients cannot be successfully treated with current treatment approaches and new treatment strategies are clearly needed. Gene therapy and therapeutic vascular growth may provide a new treatment option for these patients. Several growth factors, like vascular endothelial growth factors, fibroblast growth factors and hepatocyte growth factor have been tested in clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067791/ligands-of-therapeutic-utility-for-the-liver-x-receptors
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REVIEW
Rajesh Komati, Dominick Spadoni, Shilong Zheng, Jayalakshmi Sridhar, Kevin E Riley, Guangdi Wang
Liver X receptors (LXRs) have been increasingly recognized as a potential therapeutic target to treat pathological conditions ranging from vascular and metabolic diseases, neurological degeneration, to cancers that are driven by lipid metabolism. Amidst intensifying efforts to discover ligands that act through LXRs to achieve the sought-after pharmacological outcomes, several lead compounds are already being tested in clinical trials for a variety of disease interventions. While more potent and selective LXR ligands continue to emerge from screening of small molecule libraries, rational design, and empirical medicinal chemistry approaches, challenges remain in minimizing undesirable effects of LXR activation on lipid metabolism...
January 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067784/sailuotong-prevents-hydrogen-peroxide-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-induced-injury-in-ea-hy926-cells
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Sai Wang Seto, Dennis Chang, Wai Man Ko, Xian Zhou, Hosen Kiat, Alan Bensoussan, Simon M Y Lee, Maggie P M Hoi, Genevieve Z Steiner, Jianxun Liu
Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised three-herb formulation consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus designed for the management of vascular dementia. While the latest clinical trials have demonstrated beneficial effects of SLT in vascular dementia, the underlying cellular mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to assess the ability and mechanisms of SLT to act against hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂)-induced oxidative damage in cultured human vascular endothelial cells (EAhy926)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067075/perioperative-humoral-stress-response-to-laparoscopic-versus-open-aortobifemoral-bypass-surgery
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Anne H Krog, Per M Thorsby, Mehdi Sahba, Erik M Pettersen, Irene Sandven, Jørgen J Jørgensen, Jon O Sundhagen, Syed S H Kazmi
Minimally invasive surgery seems to reduce hormonal stress response to surgery, but has not previously been examined in major abdominal vascular surgery. Aortic cross-clamping time and operation time is known to be longer in the totally laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABF) as compared to open aortobifemoral bypass (OABF). The main objective of our study was to measure the hormonal stress response during surgery and aortic cross-clamping in patients undergoing a totally laparoscopic versus an open aortobifemoral bypass...
January 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065687/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-research-roadmap
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REVIEW
Daniel J Gottlieb, Virend K Somers, Naresh M Punjabi, John W Winkelman
In this paper, we first critically appraise the epidemiologic literature examining the association of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and then consider whether lessons learned from the study of cardiovascular consequences of other sleep disorders might inform a research agenda to examine the potential mechanisms of cardiovascular morbidity of RLS. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are both mixed as to whether there is a meaningful association of RLS and CVD. On the other hand, numerous cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies have shown a strong association of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with CVD risk...
October 27, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065442/tacrolimus-eluting-suture-inhibits-neointimal-hyperplasia-an-experimental-in-vivo-study-in-rats
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K Ak, E Ak, O Dericioglu, T Canak, J Akbuga, N Ozkan, S Cetinel, S Isbir, S Arsan, A Cobanoglu
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) remains one of the leading causes of graft failure after vascular anastomoses. Cytotoxic drugs, such as rapamycin and tacrolimus, have been shown to inhibit the development of NIH. In this study, the aim was to test the impact of a sustained releasing tacrolimus-chitosan-eluting suture on the development of NIH in a rat model. METHODS: After tacrolimus-chitosan coating of a 7/0 polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) Trofilen(®) suture, the tacrolimus concentration on the coated suture and in vitro release trials were performed spectrophotometrically...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064444/phosphate-binders-and-targets-over-decades-do-we-have-it-right-now
#17
Morgan Marcuccilli, Michel Chonchol, Anna Jovanovich
In advanced renal disease, the kidney is unable to maintain phosphate balance due to decreased urinary excretion as well as the imbalance of the bone metabolic axis. It is well established that hyperphosphatemia is associated with increased cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are no randomized controlled trials that demonstrate a clear benefit on hard outcomes in lowering serum phosphate levels to recommended targets in the CKD or dialysis population...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064160/specific-heparanase-inhibition-reverses-glucose-induced-mesothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#18
Valentina Masola, Simona Granata, Gloria Bellin, Giovanni Gambaro, Maurizio Onisto, Carlo Rugiu, Antonio Lupo, Gianluigi Zaza
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of peritoneal mesothelial cells induced by high glucose (HG) levels is a major biological mechanism leading to myofibroblast accumulation in the omentum of patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD). Heparanase (HPSE), an endoglycosidase that cleaves heparan sulfate chains, is involved in the EMT of several cell lines, and may have a major role in this pro-fibrotic process potentially responsible for the failure of dialysis. Its specific inhibition may therefore plausibly minimize this pathological condition...
January 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063908/laser-angiography-with-indocyanine-green-icg-to-assess-vaginal-cuff-perfusion-during-total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-tlh-a-pilot-study
#19
Benjamin D Beran, Marie Shockley, Katrin Arnolds, Pedro Escobar, Stephen Zimberg, Michael L Sprague
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine feasibility of using laser angiography with ICG to assess vaginal cuff vascular perfusion during TLH. DESIGN: Pilot feasibility trial DESIGN CLASSIFICATION: Canadian Task Force Class II-2 SETTING: Academic-affiliated hospital PATIENTS: Twenty women undergoing TLH for benign disease. INTERVENTIONS: Participants underwent 1:1 randomization of energy method used for colpotomy (ultrasonic versus monopolar) and vaginal cuff closure suture (barbed versus non-barbed)...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062977/angiopoietin-pathway-gene-expression-associated-with-poor-breast-cancer-survival
#20
Rajesh Ramanathan, Amy L Olex, Mikhail Dozmorov, Harry D Bear, Leopoldo Jose Fernandez, Kazuaki Takabe
PURPOSE: Angiogenesis is one of the hallmarks of cancer and is essential for cancer progression and metastasis. However, clinical trials with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors have failed to show overall survival benefit in breast cancer. Targeted therapy against the angiopoietin pathway, a downstream angiogenesis cascade, could be effective in breast cancer. This study investigates the association of angiopoietin pathway gene expression with breast cancer survival using a "big data" approach employing RNA sequencing data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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