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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214884/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-4-trpm4-contributes-to-high-salt-diet-mediated-early-stage-endothelial-injury
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Xiao-Qing Ding, Tao Ban, Zeng-Yan Liu, Jie Lou, Liang-Liang Tang, Jia-Xin Wang, Wen-Feng Chu, Dan Zhao, Bin-Lin Song, Zhi-Ren Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present study investigated whether the transient receptor potential melastatin 4 (TRPM4) channel plays a role in high salt diet (HSD)-induced endothelial injuries. METHODS: Western blotting and immunofluorescence were used to examine TRPM4 expression in the mesenteric endothelium of Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats fed a HSD. The MTT, TUNEL, and transwell assays were used to evaluate the cell viability, cell apoptosis, and cell migration, respectively, of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208944/the-effect-of-fetal-gender-on-the-delivery-outcome-in-primigravidae-women-with-induced-labours-for-all-indications
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Angeliki Antonakou, Dimitrios Papoutsis
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence of a gender-related phenomenon where the presence of a male fetus may have an adverse effect on the outcome of pregnancy. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of fetal gender on the delivery outcome in primigravidae women with induced labours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of primigravidae women who had Induction Of Labour (IOL) for all indications during a two-year period...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208647/soy-leaf-extract-exerts-atheroprotective-effects-via-modulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-2-and-adhesion-molecules
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Jong-Min Han, Hua Li, Moon-Hee Cho, Seung-Hwa Baek, Chul-Ho Lee, Ho-Yong Park, Tae-Sook Jeong
Soy-leaf extracts exert their cardioprotective effects by inducing endothelium-dependent vasodilation in the arteries, and they favorably modulate the serum lipid profile. In this study, we investigated the atheroprotective effects of an ethanol extract of soy leaf (ESL) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and high-cholesterol diet (HCD)-fed low-density lipoprotein receptor deficient (LDLR-/-) mice. ESL induced the expression of Krüppel-like factor 2 (KLF2), an endothelial transcription factor, and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and suppressed the expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) through moderate inflammatory signal activation, not only in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HUVECs but also in 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC)-stimulated HUVECs...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199366/micrornas-regulating-cluster-of-differentiation-46-cd46-in-cardioembolic-and-non-cardioembolic-stroke
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Jun Rong Tan, Kay Sin Tan, Fung Lin Yong, Arunmozhiarasi Armugam, Chee Woon Wang, Kandiah Jeyaseelan, Peter Tsun-Hon Wong
Ischemic stroke is a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. Among the ischemic stroke subtypes, cardioembolic stroke is with poor functional outcome (Modified Rankin score ≥ 2). Early diagnosis of cardioembolic stroke will prove beneficial. This study examined the microRNAs targeting cluster of differentiation 46 (CD46), a potential biomarker for cardioembolic stroke. CD46 mRNA level was shown to be differentially expressed (p < 0.001) between cardioembolic stroke (median = 1.32) and non-cardioembolic stroke subtypes (large artery stroke median = 5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197832/non-surgical-management-of-a-mycotic-internal-iliac-artery-aneurysm-in-a-neonate-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Philippa Jackson, Helen Bryant, Jeanette Kraft, Sean O'Riordan, Jai Patel, Grainne Bourke
We report a unique case of neonatal mycotic internal iliac artery aneurysm managed non-operatively. The child had multifocal osteomyelitis and no history of umbilical artery catheterisation. The aneurysm was regularly scanned and monitored until its obliteration by thrombus 17 days after initial detection. Contingency plans for either interventional radiological coiling or open surgical repair were in place had the aneurysm grown or the child deteriorated.
February 14, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193233/tacrolimus-in-the-prevention-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-and-diabetes-associated-embryopathies-in-obese-and-diabetic-mice
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Ahmad J H Albaghdadi, Melanie A Hewitt, Samantha M Putos, Michael Wells, Terence R S Ozolinš, Frederick W K Kan
BACKGROUND: T2DM is a high-risk pregnancy with adverse fetal and maternal outcomes including repeated miscarriages and fetal malformations. Despite the established association between placental insufficiency and poor maternal Th1-adaptability to the development of pregnancy complications in T2DM, there have been no established data to assess benefits of pre-pregnancy immunosuppression relative to gestational outcomes in T2DM. We hypothesized that pre-pregnancy macrolide immune suppression can re-establish normal placental development and uterine vascular adaptation in a mouse model of obesity-associated T2DM...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180126/providing-a-placental-transfusion-in-newborns-who-need-resuscitation
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Anup C Katheria, Melissa K Brown, Wade Rich, Kathy Arnell
Over the past decade, there have been several studies and reviews on the importance of providing a placental transfusion to the newborn. Allowing a placental transfusion to occur by delaying the clamping of the umbilical cord is an extremely effective method of enhancing arterial oxygen content, increasing cardiac output, and improving oxygen delivery. However, premature and term newborns who require resuscitation have impaired transitional hemodynamics and may warrant different methods to actively provide a placental transfusion while still allowing for resuscitation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176885/a-novel-human-artery-model-to-assess-the-magnetic-accumulation-of-spions-under-flow-conditions
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Agata Janikowska, Jasmin Matuszak, Stefan Lyer, Eveline Schreiber, Harald Unterweger, Jan Zaloga, Jürgen Groll, Christoph Alexiou, Iwona Cicha
Magnetic targeting utilises the properties of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to accumulate particles in specified vasculature regions under an external magnetic field. As the behaviour of circulating particles varies depending on nanoparticle characteristics, magnetic field strength and flow dynamics, we established an improved ex vivo model in order to estimate the magnetic capture of SPIONs in physiological-like settings. We describe here a new, easy to handle ex vivo model of human umbilical artery...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170176/exosomes-derived-from-akt-modified-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improve-cardiac-regeneration-and-promote-angiogenesis-via-activating-platelet-derived-growth-factor-d
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Jie Ma, Yuanyuan Zhao, Li Sun, Xiaochun Sun, Xiaosu Zhao, Xiaoxian Sun, Hui Qian, Wenrong Xu, Wei Zhu
We have previously demonstrated the cardioprotective effects of exosomes derived from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). It is well known that the activation of Akt is involved in stem cell-induced cardioprotection. In the present study, we investigated whether exosomes released from Akt-overexpressing MSCs showed a beneficial effect on cardioprotection and angiogenesis. MSCs were collected from human umbilical cord (hucMSCs), and Akt was transfected into hucMSCs (Akt-hucMSCs) by using an adenovirus transfection system...
January 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167787/up-regulation-of-cd81-inhibits-cytotrophoblast-invasion-and-mediates-maternal-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-preeclampsia
#10
Li Shen, Zhenyu Diao, Hai-Xiang Sun, Gui-Jun Yan, Zhiqun Wang, Ruo-Tian Li, Yimin Dai, Jingmei Wang, Jie Li, Hailing Ding, Guangfeng Zhao, Mingming Zheng, Pingping Xue, Mo Liu, Yan Zhou, Yali Hu
Preeclampsia (PE) is initiated by abnormal placentation in the early stages of pregnancy, followed by systemic activation of endothelial cells of the maternal small arterioles in the late second or third trimester (TM) of pregnancy. During normal pregnancy, placental cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) invade the maternal uterine wall and spiral arteries, whereas this process is interrupted in PE. However, it is not known how the malformed placenta triggers maternal endothelial crisis and the associated manifestations...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167285/nanoparticular-delivery-system-for-a-secretoneurin-derivative-induces-angiogenesis-in-a-hind-limb-ischemia-model
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Karin Albrecht-Schgoer, Jan Barthelmes, Wilfried Schgoer, Markus Theurl, Isabelle Nardin, Daniela Lener, Clemens Gutmann, Sarah Dünnhaupt, Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch, Rudolf Kirchmair
Common therapeutic strategies for peripheral arterial disease often fail to re-establish sufficient blood flow within legs and feet of patients for avoiding critical limb ischemia, what is characterized by a substantial risk for amputation. The neuropeptide secretoneurin induces angiogenesis in models of limb and myocardial ischemia and might be a promising tool in the treatment of patients without the option of revascularization therapy for severe ischemia. Within this manuscript, the biologically active part of secretoneurin was identified, modified by induction of a cysteine residue to gain higher stability against enzymatic degradation and further packed into S-protected thiolated chitosan nanoparticles, which enable intra-muscular application of secretoneurin...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165176/cardiotocographic-parameters-in-small-for-gestational-age-fetuses-how-do-they-vary-from-normal-at-different-gestational-ages-a-study-of-11687-fetuses-from-25-to-40-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Célia Amorim-Costa, Diogo Ayres de Campos, João Bernardes
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess how cardiotocographic (CTG) parameters differ between small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and normal fetuses at different gestational ages. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study using the first antepartum tracing of singleton pregnancies with no malformations. Fetuses with birthweight ≥10th percentile for gestational age and other normal pregnancy outcome criteria (term birth, normal umbilical artery pH and Apgar scores, no intensive care unit admission) were compared with fetuses with birthweight <10th and <3rd percentiles for gestational age (SGA < p10 and SGA < p3, a subgroup of the latter)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164084/comparison-of-phenylephrine-and-ephedrine-in-treatment-of-spinal-induced-hypotension-in-high-risk-pregnancies-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Sasima Dusitkasem, Blair H Herndon, Monsicha Somjit, David L Stahl, Emily Bitticker, John C Coffman
PURPOSE: To compare maternal and fetal effects of intravenous phenylephrine and ephedrine administration during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery in high-risk pregnancies. SOURCE: An extensive literature search was conducted using the US National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE search engine, Cochrane review, and Google Scholar using search terms "ephedrine and phenylephrine," "preterm and term and spinal hypotension," "preeclampsia and healthy parturients," or "multiple and singleton gestation and vasopressor...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161060/histological-changes-in-the-umbilical-artery-following-severe-chorioamnionitis-and-funisitis-may-be-indicative-of-early-atherosclerosis
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Anthony R Rafferty, Colleen D'Arcy, Leonie Cann, Jan Pyman, Peter Rogers, Peter G Davis, Cameron Nowell, David Burgner
We investigated whether histological evidence of early atherosclerosis was present in the umbilical artery of 21 pregnancies complicated by severe perinatal inflammation, and 21 controls matched for gestational age, sex and birth weight. Severe chorioamnionitis with funisitis was associated with increased numbers of CD68 and CD45 positive cells (both P < 0.01), indicating accumulation of monocyte-derived macrophages in lesion-susceptible regions. A down-regulation of SMA expression (P = 0.01) was also observed...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157793/ultrasound-guided-subclavian-vein-cannulation-in-low-birth-weight-neonates
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Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Zied Merchaoui, Cécile Dubois, Sergio Eleni Dit Trolli, Nolwenn Le Saché, Mostafa Mokhtari, Pierre Tissières
OBJECTIVES: Central venous access in critically ill, small infants remains technically challenging even in experienced hands. Several vascular accesses exist, but the subclavian vein is often preferred for central venous catheter insertion in infants where abdominal malformation and/or closure of the vein preclude the use of umbilical venous catheters, as catheterization of the subclavian vein is easier in very short necks than the internal jugular vein for age-related anatomical reasons...
February 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157488/placental-stem-villus-arterial-remodeling-associated-with-reduced-hydrogen-sulfide-synthesis-contributes-to-human-fetal-growth-restriction
#16
Liangjian Lu, John Kingdom, Graham J Burton, Tereza Cindrova-Davies
Intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) is often associated with compromised umbilical arterial flow, indicating increased placental vascular resistance. Oxidative stress is causatively implicated. Hydrogen sulfide maintains differentiated smooth muscle in vascular beds, and its synthetic enzyme cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) is down-regulated in growth-restricted placentas. We hypothesized that remodeling of resistance arteries in stem villi contributes to IUGR by compromising umbilical blood flow via oxidative stress, reducing hydrogen sulfide signaling...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155716/a-multi-component-parallel-plate-flow-chamber-system-for-studying-the-effect-of-exercise-induced-wall-shear-stress-on-endothelial-cells
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Yan-Xia Wang, Cheng Xiang, Bo Liu, Yong Zhu, Yong Luan, Shu-Tian Liu, Kai-Rong Qin
BACKGROUND: In vivo studies have demonstrated that reasonable exercise training can improve endothelial function. To confirm the key role of wall shear stress induced by exercise on endothelial cells, and to understand how wall shear stress affects the structure and the function of endothelial cells, it is crucial to design and fabricate an in vitro multi-component parallel-plate flow chamber system which can closely replicate exercise-induced wall shear stress waveforms in artery. METHODS: The in vivo wall shear stress waveforms from the common carotid artery of a healthy volunteer in resting and immediately after 30 min acute aerobic cycling exercise were first calculated by measuring the inner diameter and the center-line blood flow velocity with a color Doppler ultrasound...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153658/first-trimester-alcohol-exposure-alters-placental-perfusion-and-fetal-oxygen-availability-affecting-fetal-growth-and-development-in-a-non-human-primate-model
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Jamie O Lo, Matthias C Schabel, Victoria H J Roberts, Xiaojie Wang, Katherine S Lewandowski, Kathleen A Grant, Antonio E Frias, Christopher D Kroenke
BACKGROUND: Prenatal alcohol exposure leads to impaired fetal growth, brain development, and stillbirth. Placental impairment likely contributes to these adverse outcomes, but the mechanisms and specific vasoactive effects of alcohol that links altered placental function to impaired fetal development remain areas of active research. OBJECTIVE: Recently, we developed magnetic resonance imaging techniques in nonhuman primates to characterize placental blood oxygenation through measurements of T2* and perfusion using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152557/perinatal-outcome-of-placental-massive-perivillous-fibrin-deposition-a-case-control-study
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Louise Devisme, Claire Chauvière, Hélène Franquet-Ansart, Anastasia Chudzinski, Morgane Stichelbout, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Damien Subtil
OBJECTIVE: To describe the obstetric outcomes associated with massive perivillous fibrin deposition (MFD) compared with a control series and to determine if outcome differs according to the extent of fibrin deposition. METHOD: Retrospective case-control study based on placentas analyzed over a consecutive 12-years period. MFD was considered severe if it extended over more than 50% of the placenta and moderate between 25 and 50%. RESULTS: During the study period, MFD was observed on 71 placentas, 39 severe and 32 moderate...
February 2, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150366/correlation-between-umbilical-resistance-index-and-fetal-growth-pilot-study
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Mehdi Kehila, Omar Touhami, Rim Ben Hmid, Hassine Saber Abouda, Khlifi Abdeljelil, Amira Ayachi, Mechaal Mourali, Hédi Khairi, Mohamed Badis Chanoufi
AIM: To investigate normal pregnancies to determine whether there is a relationship between umbilical resistance and fetal growth. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in three academic departments. Third trimester routine prenatal ultrasonography was used to estimate fetal weight and measure umbilical resistance index (RI). After delivery the birthweight was noted, along with the time interval between the ultrasound and the delivery, and then the weekly weight gain was calculated...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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