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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442421/distinct-roles-for-dietary-lipids-and-porphyromonas-gingivalis-infection-on-atherosclerosis-progression-and-the-gut-microbiota
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Carolyn D Kramer, Alexandra M Simas, Xianbao He, Robin R Ingalls, Ellen O Weinberg, Caroline Attardo Genco
Mounting evidence in humans supports an etiological role for the microbiota in inflammatory atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease characterized by accumulation of inflammatory cells and lipids in vascular tissue. While retention of lipoprotein into the sub-endothelial vascular layer is believed to be the initiating stimulus leading to the development of atherosclerosis, activation of multiple pathways related to vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction sustain the process by stimulating recruitment of leukocytes and immune cells into the sub-endothelial layer...
April 22, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441929/endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-plaque-burden-in-stented-coronary-artery-segments-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study-six-months-after-elective-pci
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Sylvia Otto, Kristina Nitsche, Christian Jung, Aleh Kryvanos, Andrey Zhylka, Kerstin Heitkamp, Juan-Luis Gutiérrez-Chico, Björn Goebel, P Christian Schulze, Hans R Figulla, Tudor C Poerner
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are involved in neovascularization and endothelial integrity. They might be protective in atherosclerosis. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a precise intracoronary imaging modality that allows assessment of subintimal plaque development. We evaluated the influence of EPC on coronary plaque burden in stable disease and implemented a novel computational plaque analysis algorithm using OCT. METHODS: Forty-three patients (69...
April 26, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441695/increased-high-risk-coronary-plaque-burden-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-clinical-signs-of-coronary-artery-disease-a-computed-tomography-angiography-study
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Kristian L Funck, Esben Laugesen, Kristian Øvrehus, Jesper M Jensen, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Damini Dey, Troels K Hansen, Per L Poulsen
OBJECTIVES: Arterial stiffness and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis may yield valuable information on cardiovascular risk. We aimed to characterize coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls and to investigate the association between baseline arterial stiffness and coronary plaque volumes after 5-year follow-up. METHODS: Data from 45 patients and 61 matched controls were available for coronary plaque assessment...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441426/identification-of-genes-associated-with-dissociation-of-cognitive-performance-and-neuropathological-burden-multistep-analysis-of-genetic-epigenetic-and-transcriptional-data
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Charles C White, Hyun-Sik Yang, Lei Yu, Lori B Chibnik, Robert J Dawe, Jingyun Yang, Hans-Ulrich Klein, Daniel Felsky, Alfredo Ramos-Miguel, Konstantinos Arfanakis, William G Honer, Reisa A Sperling, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett, Philip L De Jager
INTRODUCTION: The molecular underpinnings of the dissociation of cognitive performance and neuropathological burden are poorly understood, and there are currently no known genetic or epigenetic determinants of the dissociation. METHODS AND FINDINGS: "Residual cognition" was quantified by regressing out the effects of cerebral pathologies and demographic characteristics on global cognitive performance proximate to death. To identify genes influencing residual cognition, we leveraged neuropathological, genetic, epigenetic, and transcriptional data available for deceased participants of the Religious Orders Study (n = 492) and the Rush Memory and Aging Project (n = 487)...
April 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439574/randomized-clinical-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-electric-and-manual-toothbrushes-in-plaque-removal-and-gingivitis-control-in-visually-impaired-school-students
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Tian Qiang Cui, Huan Cai Lin, Edward C M Lo, Ye Tao, Yan Zhou, Qing Hui Zhi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of electric or manual toothbrushes in plaque removal and gingivitis control in visually impaired adolescents. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A randomized, controlled, examiner-blind crossover design was used in the study. Study subjects were 12- to 16-year-old visually impaired students from the School for the Blind in Guangzhou. Students in the test group used electric toothbrushes, whereas those in the control group used manual toothbrushes...
April 24, 2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438208/amelioration-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-deficits-by-dcr3-in-an-alzheimer-s-disease-model
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Yi-Ling Liu, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Yi Lin, Po-Hung Lu, Shie-Liang Hsieh, Irene Han-Juo Cheng
BACKGROUND: Microglia mediate amyloid-beta peptide (Aβ)-induced neuroinflammation, which is one of the key events in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Decoy receptor 3 (DcR3)/TNFRSF6B is a pleiotropic immunomodulator that promotes macrophage differentiation toward the M2 anti-inflammatory phenotype. Based on its role as an immunosupressor, we examined whether DcR3 could alleviate neuroinflammation and AD-like deficits in the central nervous system. METHOD: We crossed human APP transgenic mice (line J20) with human DcR3 transgenic mice to generate wild-type, APP, DcR3, and APP/DcR3 mice for pathological analysis...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435908/development-of-a-japanese-encephalitis-virus-like-particle-vaccine-in-silkworms-using-codon-optimised-prm-and-envelope-genes
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Sayaka Matsuda, Reiko Nerome, Kenichi Maegawa, Akira Kotaki, Shigeo Sugita, Kazunori Kawasaki, Kazumichi Kuroda, Ryoji Yamaguchi, Tomohiko Takasaki, Kuniaki Nerome
We have successfully prepared a Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) - Nakayama virus like particle (NVLP) vaccine using synthetic codon-optimized prM and E genes. The expression of the recombinant JEV Nakayama-BmNPV (JEV-NNPV) virus was determined in infected silkworm Bm-N cells by fluorescence and Western blot analysis. The recombinant was inoculated into silkworm pupae and the yield of Nakayama VLP (NVLP) reached a peak in the homogenates after 3 days. Additionally, in the peptide analysis of infected pupae homogenate, it appeared approximately 300-500 μg E protein/pupa were produced...
April 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435379/shifts-of-subgingival-bacterial-population-after-nonsurgical-and-pharmacological-therapy-of-localized-aggressive-periodontitis-followed-for-1-year-by-ion-torrent-pgm-platform
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Giuseppina Campisciano, Annamaria Toschetti, Manola Comar, Rosanna Di Taranto, Federico Berton, Claudio Stacchi
The possibility of targeting the hypervariable region V3 of the 16S rRNA gene using Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM) could provide a complete analysis of subgingival plaque samples, potentially able to identify microbiological species missed by culture-based methods. A 16-year-old female smoker patient, affected by localized aggressive periodontitis, underwent a full-mouth disinfection protocol and was inserted in a 3-month recall program. Microbiological samples were collected at baseline and at 30, 100, 365 days follow-up and analyzed by Ion Torrent PGM...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435302/in-situ-detection-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-c-trachomatis-and-cytokines-among-cardiovascular-diseased-patients-from-the-amazon-region-of-brazil
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Larissa S Freitas, Núbia Caroline C Almeida, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Marcelo M Zaninotto, Hellen T Fuzii, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Antonio Cr Vallinoto, Marluísa Og Ishak, Juarez As Quaresma, Ricardo Ishak
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronary artery disease has been associated, as a consequence of the local inflammatory reaction with previous or persistent infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, which led to the investigation of the association of cardiovascular disease and previous infection with C. trachomatis and the role of cytokine profile (in situ) markers in the vascular system tissues. METHODS: Sixty-nine biopsies were collected for immunohistochemical analysis for the presence of IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, IFN-γ, TGF-β, and IL-10, in 16 fragments from atheromatous plaques, 32 aorta fragments, and 21 valve fragments, using a tissue microarray technique for paraffin embedded tissues...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432519/carotid-plaque-with-expansive-arterial-remodeling-is-a-risk-factor-for-ischemic-complication-following-carotid-artery-stenting
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Daina Kashiwazaki, Naoya Kuwayama, Naoki Akioka, Kyo Noguchi, Satoshi Kuroda
BACKGROUND: Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is associated with a higher risk of periprocedural stroke than carotid endarterectomy. For better patient selection, more accurate risk factors should be identified. The aim of this study was to determine whether expansive arterial remodeling can predict ischemic complications in patients undergoing CAS. METHODS: This retrospective study included 82 patients with carotid stenosis treated by CAS. The plaque component was evaluated using MR plaque imaging before the procedure...
April 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431944/green-seaweed-enteromorpha-compressa-chlorophyta-ulvaceae-derived-sulphated-polysaccharides-inhibit-herpes-simplex-virus
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Nayara Lopes, Sayani Ray, Samantha Fernandes Espada, Weslei Andrade Bomfim, Bimalendu Ray, Lígia Carla Faccin-Galhardi, Rosa Elisa Carvalho Linhares, Carlos Nozawa
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) diseases represent a relevant medical and social problem due to their communicability and recurrence following latency. The green algae are rich source of polysaccharides referred to as ulvans, reported as being biologically and pharmacologically active. In this work, we analyzed the activity of seven chemically modified polysaccharides from Enteromorpha compressa (Chlorophyta, Ulvaceae), against HSV. Only the derivative named SU1F1 showed satisfactory viral inhibition activity, with a high selectivity index, and, therefore, it was submitted to analysis of the probable mechanism of action and structure...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429960/extracellular-matrix-markers-and-risk-of-myocardial-infarction-the-hunt-study-in-norway
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Thor Ueland, Lars E Laugsand, Lars J Vatten, Imre Janszky, Carl Platou, Annika E Michelsen, Jan K Damås, Pål Aukrust, Bjørn O Åsvold
Aims Extracellular matrix remodelling may influence atherosclerotic progression and plaque stability. We hypothesized that evaluation of extracellular matrix markers, with potentially different roles during atherogenesis, could provide information on underlying mechanisms and risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in apparently healthy individuals. Methods We conducted a case-control study nested within the population-based HUNT2 cohort in Norway. A total of 58,761 men and women, free of known cardiovascular disease, were followed for a first MI...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428574/the-oral-health-of-individuals-with-dental-phobia-a-multivariate-analysis-of-the-adult-dental-health-survey-2009
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E Heidari, M Andiappan, A Banerjee, J T Newton
Background Adults with dental phobia have been reported to have poorer oral health and oral health-related quality of life. The aim of this study is to explore the social and demographic correlates of oral health and oral health-related quality of life (OH-QoL) of people with dental phobia compared to the non-phobic population in the United Kingdom using the data from Adult Dental Health Survey (ADHS, 2009).Method Secondary analysis of data from the ADHS, 2009. A series of logistic regression analyses was performed with outcome measures of: presence of decayed teeth; presence of missing teeth; pulp exposure ulceration fistula abscess (PUFA) score; periodontal health indices (plaque, bleeding and loss of attachments); and quality of life (oral health impact profile [OHIP14] and oral impacts on daily performance [OIDP])...
April 21, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427824/association-between-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-2518-a-g-gene-polymorphism-and-the-outcome-of-the-nonsurgical-periodontal-treatment
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Ching-Wen Chang, Hsiu-Hui Lin, Shih-Yun Wu, Ching-Yi Wu, Yu-Lin Lai, Shan-Ling Hung
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Elevated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) is related to severe periodontal destruction. Furthermore, MCP-1 -2518 A/G gene polymorphism affects MCP-1 after inflammatory stimuli. This study analyzed the association between MCP-1 -2518 gene polymorphism and the outcome of nonsurgical periodontal treatment. METHODS: Forty periodontal patients were recruited and MCP-1 -2518 A/G gene polymorphisms were analyzed using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422461/the-effectiveness-of-manual-versus-high-frequency-high-amplitude-sonic-powered-toothbrushes-for-oral-health-a-meta-analysis
#15
M de Jager, A Rmaile, O Darch, J W Bikker
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the short-term clinical efficacy of high-frequency, high-amplitude sonic powered toothbrushes compared to manual toothbrushes on plaque removal and gingivitis reduction in everyday use through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: Embase, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, Inspec, PQ SciTech, Compendex, SciSearch and IADR abstracts databases were searched. Eligible were clinical trials comparing at least one manual to one sonic powered toothbrush on plaque or gingivitis reduction over four weeks to three months in subjects without disability that could affect tooth brushing...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422459/the-effect-of-use-of-a-sonic-power-toothbrush-and-a-manual-toothbrush-control-on-plaque-and-gingivitis
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Marcia Delaurenti, Marilyn Ward, Sonia Souza, Wendy Jenkins, Mark S Putt, Kimberly R Milleman, Jeffery L Milleman
OBJECTIVES: To compare the ability of the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush and the ADA Reference manual toothbrush to reduce plaque and gingival inflammation by routine manual toothbrush users. METHODS: This was a randomized, single-blind, parallel-design study. Eligible subjects were generally healthy non-smokers who exhibited mild to moderate gingivitis upon study entry. Enrolled subjects were randomly allocated to commence twice-daily home use of either a Philips Sonicare DiamondClean (DiamondClean) power toothbrush or an ADA reference manual toothbrush (MTB) for a period of four weeks...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421362/selective-imaging-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-and-receptor-2-in-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-apoe-mice
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Yared Tekabe, Lynne L Johnson, Krissy Rodriquez, Qing Li, Marina Backer, Joseph M Backer
PURPOSE: Plaque vulnerability is associated with inflammation and angiogenesis, processes that rely on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling via two receptors, VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2. We have recently reported that enhanced uptake of scVEGF-PEG-DOTA/Tc-99m (scV/Tc) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tracer that targets both VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2, identifies accelerated atherosclerosis in diabetic relative to non-diabetic ApoE(-/-) mice. Since VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 may play different roles in atherosclerotic plaques, we reasoned that selective imaging of each receptor can provide more detailed information on plaque biology...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420872/hairy-enhancer-of-split-homologue-1-suppresses-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-induced-angiogenesis-via-downregulation-of-osteopontin-expression
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Xing-Xing Yao, Jing-Bo Lu, Zhi-Dong Ye, Lei Zheng, Qian Wang, Zhi-Qi Lin, Hao Liu, Heng Wan, Fang-Yong Fu, Xian-Ying Huang, Jian-Chen Xiu, Zheng-Jun Liu, Yan-Wei Hu
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in the progression and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques; however, the orchestration of angiogenesis in atherosclerotic plaque formation remains unclear. The results of microarray analysis, real-time PCR and immunohistochemical analyses showed that Hairy/enhancer of split homologue-1 (Hes-1) expression was significantly decreased, while that of osteopontin (OPN) was increased, in atherosclerotic plaques. Meanwhile, immunofluorescence results demonstrated that both Hes-1 and OPN were expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) of neovessels in atherosclerotic plaques...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420816/coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-characteristics-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors%C3%A3-insights-from-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Roberta De Rosa, Mariuca Vasa-Nicotera, David M Leistner, Sophia M Reis, Claudia E Thome, Jes-Niels Boeckel, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Andreas M Zeiher
BACKGROUND: The association between cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) and the risk of coronary events is widely acknowledged. Whether individual risk factors may be associated with distinct plaque characteristics is currently unclear. We investigated the relationship between CVRF and coronary plaque burden and phenotype.Methods and Results:We assessed coronary atherosclerotic plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography in 67 patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing coronary angiography...
April 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416342/long-term-safety-and-tolerability-of-apremilast-in-patients-with-psoriasis-pooled-safety-analysis-for-%C3%A2-156%C3%A2-weeks-from-2-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trials-esteem-1-and-2
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Jeffrey Crowley, Diamant Thaçi, Pascal Joly, Ketty Peris, Kim A Papp, Joana Goncalves, Robert M Day, Rongdean Chen, Kamal Shah, Carlos Ferrándiz, Jennifer C Cather
BACKGROUND: Randomized, controlled trials demonstrated efficacy and safety of apremilast for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. OBJECTIVE: Assess long-term safety of oral apremilast in psoriasis patients. METHODS: Safety findings are reported for 0 to ≥156 weeks from the Efficacy and Safety Trial Evaluating the Effects of Apremilast in Psoriasis (ESTEEM) 1 and 2. RESULTS: The 0 to ≥156-week apremilast-exposure period included 1184 patients treated twice daily with apremilast 30 mg (1902...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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