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Vascular compliance

Thorsten Tjardes, Markus Luecking
Introduction: To achieve the aim of zero preventable deaths on the battlefield a deeper understanding of uncontrolled hemorrhage from junctional or proximal extremity sources is mandatory. While tourniquet application to the extremities has drastically reduced morbidity and mortality, there is still room for improvement regarding the timing of tourniquet placement as the available evidence clearly points out a tight correlation between timing of tourniquet application and outcome. To save as many lives as possible the "point of no return" regarding the circulatory breakdown due to hemorrhage, colloquially addressed as platinum 5 min, needs to be determined...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Ulrich Mayr, Eugen Karsten, Tobias Lahmer, Sebastian Rasch, Philipp Thies, Benedikt Henschel, Gerrit Fischer, Roland M Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
INTRODUCTION: Appropriate mechanical ventilation and prevention of alveolar collaps is mainly dependent on transpulmonary pressure TPP. TPP is assessed by measurement of esophageal pressure EP, largely influenced by pleural and intraabdominal pressure IAP. Consecutively, TPP-guided ventilation might be particularly useful in patients with high IAP. This study investigates the impact of large volume paracentesis LVP on TPP, EP, IAP as well as on hemodynamic and respiratory function in patients with liver cirrhosis and tense ascites...
2018: PloS One
Jennifer M Watchmaker, Blaise deB Frederick, Matthew R Fusco, Larry T Davis, Meher R Juttukonda, Sarah K Lants, Howard S Kirshner, Manus J Donahue
BACKGROUND: Surgical revascularization is often performed in patients with moyamoya, however routine tools for efficacy evaluation are underdeveloped. The gold standard is digital subtraction angiography (DSA); however, DSA requires ionizing radiation and procedural risk, and therefore is suboptimal for routine surveillance of parenchymal health. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether parenchymal vascular compliance measures, obtained noninvasively using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide surrogates to revascularization success by comparing measures with DSA before and after surgical revascularization...
March 8, 2018: Neurosurgery
Carmine Pinto, Maurizio Di Bisceglie, Francesca Di Fabio, Annamaria Bochicchio, Tiziana Latiano, Stefano Cordio, Gerardo Rosati, Carlo Aschele, Antonella Marino, Francesca Bergamo, Sara Bustreo, Luca Frassineti, Fortunato Ciardiello, Angela Damato, Stefania Giaquinta, Daniela Baldari, Luca Boni
BACKGROUND: Treatment with fluoropyrimidines and concomitant long-course external radiotherapy (RTE) is the standard of care in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) preoperative chemoradiation. A randomized phase II study (RaP/STAR-03) was conducted that aimed to evaluate the activity and safety of the monoclonal antibody anti-epidermal growth factor receptor panitumumab as a single agent in combination with radiotherapy in low-risk LARC preoperative treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients had adenocarcinoma of the mid-low rectum, cT3N- or cT2-T3N+, KRAS wild-type status, and negative circumferential radial margin...
March 9, 2018: Oncologist
Jens Overgaard, Camilla Molich Hoff, Hanne Sand Hansen, Lena Specht, Marie Overgaard, Pernille Lassen, Elo Andersen, Jørgen Johansen, Lisbeth Juhler Andersen, Jan Folkvard Evensen, Jan Alsner, Cai Grau
PURPOSE: To evaluate if correction of low hemoglobin (Hb) levels by means of darbepoetin alfa improves the outcomes of radiotherapy in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients eligible for primary radiotherapy and who had Hb values below 14.0 g/dl were randomized to receive accelerated fractionated radiotherapy with or without darbepoetin alfa. Patients also received the hypoxic radiosensitizer nimorazole...
March 6, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Sarifuddin, Prashanta Kumar Mandal
Angioplasty with drug-coated balloons (DCBs) using excipients as drug carriers is emerging as a potentially viable strategy demonstrating clinical efficacy and proposing additional compliance for the treatment of obstructive vascular diseases. An attempt is made to develop an improved computational model where attention has been paid to the effect of interstitial flow, that is, plasma convection and internalization of bound drug. The present model is capable of capturing the phenomena of the transport of free drug and its retention, and also the internalization of drug in the process of endocytosis to atherosclerotic vessel of heterogeneous tissue composition comprising of healthy tissue, as well as regions of fibrous cap, fibro-fatty, calcified and necrotic core lesions...
March 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
Nadja Sandmeier, Sacha I Rothschild, Christian Rothermundt, Richard Cathomas, Julian Schardt, Dominik Berthold, Philippe von Burg, Beat Müller, Jörg Beyer, Deborah R Vogt, Frank Stenner
INTRODUCTION: In metastatic renal-cell carcinoma (mRCC), physicians have a plethora of therapeutic choices, with the latest addition of checkpoint inhibitors. However, many questions regarding the best use of the respective drugs remain unanswered. Therefore, it is important to examine and summarize the outcome of real-world experiences to understand the practical value of the various drugs in daily use and foster optimal treatment algorithms for patients with renal-cell carcinoma. We sought to describe the pattern of care in mRCC under circumstances with access to all therapeutic options for patients...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Miroslav Špaček, Pavel Měřička, Libor Janoušek, Petr Štádler, Miloš Adamec, Robert Vlachovský, Igor Guňka, Pavel Navrátil, Filip Thieme, Petr Mitáš, Rudolf Špunda, Jaroslav Špatenka, Robert Staffa, Petr Němec, Jaroslav Lindner
The transplantation of fresh or cryopreserved vascular allografts in patients with a prosthetic graft infection or critical limb ischemia is necessary for their limb salvage and, in many cases, represents a lifesaving procedure. While transplantation of fresh allografts has a long history in the Czech Republic, the standard use of cryopreserved vascular allografts was introduced into the clinical practice in 2011 as a result of the implementation of EU Directive 2004/23/EC into national legislation (Human Cell and Tissue Act No...
March 3, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
Russell Knutsen, Scott C Beeman, Thomas J Broekelmann, Delong Liu, Kit Man Tsang, Attila Kovacs, Li Ye, Joshua Danback, Anderson Watson, Amanda Wardlaw, Jessica Wagenseil, Joel R Garbow, Michael Shoykhet, Beth A Kozel
Increased vascular stiffness correlates with higher risk of cardiovascular complications in aging adults. Elastin insufficiency, as observed in patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome or with familial supravalvular aortic stenosis, also increases vascular stiffness and leads to arterial narrowing. We used Eln+/- mice to test the hypothesis that pathologically increased vascular stiffness with concomitant arterial narrowing leads to decreased blood flow to end organs such as the brain. We also hypothesized that drugs which remodel arteries and increase lumen diameter would improve flow...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Wensheng Liu, Kaizhong Liu, Shu Zhang, Lihong Shan, Jiangfeng Tang
BACKGROUND Acute lung injury (ALI) is a life-threatening complication of sepsis. Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) has been used in the clinical treatment of vascular diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects and possible involved mechanisms on ALI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was used to establish a sepsis model in rats. TMP at various dosages were administrated to rats using a intragastric method. Animal survival rate was calculated. The lung functions were evaluated by lung weight/dry weight ratio (W/D), PaO2, dynamic compliance (DC), and airway resistance index (ARI)...
February 28, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Aparna Kulkarni, Patricia Garcia-Cañadilla, Abdullah Khan, Jose Miguel Lorenzo, Karen Beckerman, Brenda Valenzuela-Alcaraz, Monica Cruz-Lemini, Olga Gomez, Eduard Gratacos, Fatima Crispi, Bart Bijnens
AIMS: Myocardial structural and functional abnormalities are known to occur in fetuses of mothers with diabetes mellitus (FMDM). The main aim of this investigation was to explore the cardiovascular circulatory patterns in FMDM using a validated lumped computational model of the cardiovascular system. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional study involving FMDM compared to fetuses of maternal controls (FC). Fetal echocardiographic Doppler data from left and right ventricular outflow tracts, aortic isthmus, middle cerebral and umbilical arteries were fitted into a validated fetal circulation computational model to estimate patient-specific placental and vascular properties...
March 2018: Placenta
Mario Fritsch Neves, Ana Rosa Cunha, Michelle Rabello Cunha, Ronaldo Altenburg Gismondi, Wille Oigman
Many cardiovascular diseases present renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) hyperactivity as an important pathophysiological mechanism to be target in the therapeutic approaches. Moreover, arterial stiffness is currently considered as a new independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in different clinical conditions, including hypertension and chronic kidney disease. In fact, excessive stimulation of angiotensin type 1 (AT1) receptors, as well as mineralocorticoid receptors, results in cellular growth, oxidative stress and vascular inflammation, which may lead to arterial stiffness and accelerate the process of vascular aging...
February 23, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Ricardo S Oliveira, Alan R Barker, Florian Debras, Alexandra O'Doherty, Craig A Williams
Improvements in the autonomic and vascular systems are implicated in cardiovascular disease risk reduction. Baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) is composed of vascular and autonomic components. This study aimed to investigate between- and within-day reliability of BRS and its autonomic and vascular determinants in adolescents. Thirteen male adolescents (14·1 ± 0·5 y) participated in this study. For between-day reliability, participants completed four experimental visits separated by a minimum of 48-h. For within-day reliability, participants repeated BRS assessments three times in the morning with one hour between the measures...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Edoardo Sciatti, Enrico Vizzardi, Assunta Castiello, Francesca Valentini, Ivano Bonadei, Sandro Gelsomino, Roberto Lorusso, Marco Metra
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is strongly related to arterial stiffness in a cause-effect fashion. Diabetes mellitus is also thought to determine vascular damage, mostly by means of advanced glycosylation end-products (AGEs). Aim of our study was to study the role of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) as regard ascending aortic elastic properties in hypertensive patients. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled outpatients with hypertension (n = 99) and type 2 diabetes mellitus plus hypertension (n = 42) without cardiovascular events...
February 19, 2018: Echocardiography
Monica Eggermont, Stefan De Wachter, Jane Eastham, James Gillespie
The present study characterises the complex structural and functional elements of the female rat urethra that may be involved in controlling urethral closure and continence. Urethras were dissected from female Sprague-Dawley rats (n=12) euthanized by pentobarbital overdose. Tissues were fixed (4% paraformaldehyde), frozen and sectioned (8μm) for light microscopy and immunohistochemistry. Antibodies were used to detect immunoreactivity to calcitonin gene related peptide, nitric oxide synthase, vesicular acetylcholine transporter and tyrosine hydroxylase...
February 16, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
So-Hyung Kang, Il-Kon Kim, Eun-Ju Choi, Wi-Young So
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
R Swart, A E Schutte, J M van Rooyen, C M C Mels
Selenium is an important co-factor for the optimal functioning of the antioxidant enzyme, glutathione peroxidase (GPx). Studies investigating the associations of selenium with blood pressure (BP) and hemodynamic measures are sparse. This study investigated whether 24h blood pressure, vascular resistance, arterial compliance and arterial stiffness relate to both serum selenium and GPx activity. In this cross-sectional study selenium levels, GPx activity, ambulatory blood pressure and arterial stiffness of 200 black and 209 white school teachers from South Africa were measured...
February 2018: Food Research International
J X Hing, J K Ch'ng, K H Tay, T T Chong
AIM: The Nellix was introduced to Asia in 2014. Data in Asians have been sparse. Two balloon expandable stents, each surrounded by a polymer-filled endobag are deployed in parallel to obliterate and seal the aneurysm. This paradigm shift to treating abdominal aortic aneurysms confers advantages for certain adverse aneurysm morphology that is outside the IFU for standard EVAR devices. We examine outcomes of fifteen Asian patients with concomitant infrarenal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms treated with the Nellix at our institution...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Dawit G Seifu, Sébastien Meghezi, Larry Unsworth, Kibret Mequanint, Diego Mantovani
Since collagen is one of the major extracellular matrix components in vascular tissues, its use for vascular tissue engineering has several advantages. However, collagen extraction and processing for tissue engineering application alters its structure. As a result, collagen-based vascular constructs show poor mechanical properties compared to native tissues. In this work, multi-layer (single, double, and triple) vascular tissue constructs were engineered from porcine smooth muscle cells (PSMCs) entrapped in collagen gel by concentrically and sequentially layering after compaction of the previous layer(s)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
K J Quek, O Z Ameer, J K Phillips
Background: The renin-angiotensin system, in particular Angiotensin II (AngII), plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of hypertension in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Effects of chronic AT1 receptor antagonism were investigated in a genetic hypertensive rat model of CKD, the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat. Methods: Mixed-sex LPK and Lewis control rats (total n=31) were split between treated (valsartan 60mg/kg/day p.o. from 4-18 weeks) and vehicle groups...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
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