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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933191/genetics-of-inherited-cardiocutaneous-syndromes-a-review
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Tara Bardawil, Samar Khalil, Christina Bergqvist, Ossama Abbas, Abdul Ghani Kibbi, Fadi Bitar, Georges Nemer, Mazen Kurban
The life of a human being originates as a single cell which, under the influence of certain factors, divides sequentially into multiple cells that subsequently become committed to develop and differentiate into the different structures and organs. Alterations occurring early on in the development process may lead to fetal demise in utero. Conversely, abnormalities at later stages may result in structural and/or functional abnormalities of varying severities. The cardiovascular system and skin share certain developmental and structural factors; therefore, it is not surprising to find several inherited syndromes with both cardiac and skin manifestations...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933104/cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-a-neglected-subgroup
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Arun Kumar Subbiah, Yogesh K Chhabra, Sandeep Mahajan
The burden of non-communicable diseases has increased exponentially over the past decade and they account for majority of the health-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. In line with this, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been increasing over the years. CKD progresses through stages and it is well known that patients are more likely to die than to progress to end-stage renal disease. The presence of multiple classical and novel risk factors predisposes this group of patients to premature cardiovascular mortality...
2016: Heart Asia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933000/in-depth-study-of-the-interaction-sensitivity-and-gating-modulation-by-pufas-on-k-channels-interaction-and-new-targets
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Cristina Moreno, Alicia de la Cruz, Carmen Valenzuela
Voltage gated potassium channels (KV) are membrane proteins that allow selective flow of K(+) ions in a voltage-dependent manner. These channels play an important role in several excitable cells as neurons, cardiomyocytes, and vascular smooth muscle. Over the last 20 years, it has been shown that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) enhance or decrease the activity of several cardiac KV channels. PUFAs-dependent modulation of potassium ion channels has been reported to be cardioprotective. However, the precise cellular mechanism underlying the cardiovascular benefits remained unclear in part because new PUFAs targets and signaling pathways continue being discovered...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932996/genetic-regulation-of-endothelial-vasomotor-function
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Seung Kyum Kim, Michael P Massett
The endothelium plays an important role in the regulation of vasomotor tone and the maintenance of vascular integrity. Endothelial dysfunction, i.e., impaired endothelial dependent dilation, is a fundamental component of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Although endothelial dysfunction is associated with a number of cardiovascular disease risk factors, those risk factors are not the only determinants of endothelial dysfunction. Despite knowing many molecules involved in endothelial signaling pathways, the genetic contribution to endothelial function has yet to be fully elucidated...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932391/healthy-dietary-patterns-and-risk-of-mortality-and-esrd-in-ckd-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
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Jaimon T Kelly, Suetonia C Palmer, Shu Ning Wai, Marinella Ruospo, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Katrina L Campbell, Giovanni F M Strippoli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with CKD are advised to follow dietary recommendations that restrict individual nutrients. Emerging evidence indicates overall eating patterns may better predict clinical outcomes, however, current data on dietary patterns in kidney disease are limited. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the association between dietary patterns and mortality or ESRD among adults with CKD. Medline, Embase, and reference lists were systematically searched up to November 24, 2015 by two independent review authors...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932301/gh-igf-i-insulin-system-in-centenarians
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Giovanni Vitale, Michelangela Barbieri, Marina Kamenetskaya, Giuseppe Paolisso
The endocrine system plays a major role in the regulation of several biological activity and in the ageing process. Evolutionary conservation of GH/IGF-I/insulin pathway from worms to mice and similarities in this system between mice and humans raised expectations that downregulated activity of the GH/IGF-I/insulin pathway could be beneficial for the extension of human life span. Centenarians represent the best example of successful ageing having reached the very extremes of the human life span, escaping and delaying the occurrence of several fatal age-related diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases...
December 5, 2016: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931629/managing-antithrombotic-agents-during-endoscopy
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REVIEW
David A Greenwald
Antithrombotic agents are used widely to reduce the risks of thromboembolic events in patients with a variety of cardiovascular and other conditions. This review focuses on the management of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures who are taking antithrombotic medications, and includes specific information and recommendations.
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931616/micrornas-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Temo Barwari, Abhishek Joshi, Manuel Mayr
Micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are in the spotlight as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression. More than 1,000 miRNAs are encoded in the human genome. In this review, we provide an introduction to miRNA biology and research methodology, and highlight advances in cardiovascular research to date. This includes the potential of miRNAs as therapeutic targets in cardiac and vascular disease, and their use as novel biomarkers. Although some miRNA therapies are already undergoing clinical evaluation, we stress the importance of integrating current knowledge of miRNA biology into a systemic context...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931615/alcohol-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-sobering-review
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Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Sandeep Prabhu, Liang-Han Ling, Jonathan M Kalman, Peter M Kistler
Alcohol is popular in Western culture, supported by a perception that modest intake is cardioprotective. However, excessive drinking has detrimental implications for cardiovascular disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF) following an alcohol binge or the "holiday heart syndrome" is well characterized. However, more modest levels of alcohol intake on a regular basis may also increase the risk of AF. The pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between alcohol and AF may include direct toxicity and alcohol's contribution to obesity, sleep-disordered breathing, and hypertension...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931527/radiobiology-in-cardiovascular-imaging
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REVIEW
Pat Zanzonico, Lawrence Dauer, H William Strauss
The introduction of ionizing radiation in medicine revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of disease and dramatically improved and continues to improve the quality of health care. Cardiovascular imaging and medical imaging in general, however, are associated with a range of radiobiologic effects, including, in rare instances, moderate to severe skin damage resulting from cardiac fluoroscopy. For the dose range associated with diagnostic imaging (corresponding to effective doses on the order of 10 mSv [1 rem]), the possible effects are stochastic in nature and largely theoretical...
December 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931299/association-of-allergy-immunology-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Charles J Calais, Brian D Robertson, Douglas E Beakes
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive upper airway collapse that results in nonrefreshing sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and, ultimately, adverse consequences on quality of life, the cardiovascular system, and neurocognitive performance. OSA has traditionally been linked to body habitus (obesity and increased neck circumference), racial demographics, alcohol, tobacco, and sedative use. Numerous other conditions are linked to OSA, which may have clinical relevance. Specifically, asthma and nasal obstructive syndromes, e...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931010/impact-and-influence-of-omics-technology-on-hyper-tension-studies
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REVIEW
Alzenira Costa, Octavio Luiz Franco
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms involved in hypertension regulation are not very well known. Recently, high-throughput Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology has identified hundreds of gene loci associated with multiple cardiovascular pathologies, including blood pressure (BP), generating new expectations in hypertension studies, revealing new pathways and genetic mechanisms underlying BP regulation...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930990/cigarette-smoke-and-related-risk-factors-in-neurological-disorders-an-update
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REVIEW
Smilin Bell Aseervatham G, Sangdun Choi, Jayalakshmi Krishnan, Ruckmani K
Cigarette smoking is known to be harmful to health, and is considered the main cause of death worldwide, especially in India. Among the well-distinguished diseases related to smoking are, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, oral and peripheral cancers, and cardiovascular complications. However, the impact of cigarette smoking on neurocognitive and neuropathological effects, including anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, ischemic stroke, and blood-brain barrier dysfunction, still remains unclear...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930384/the-endothelial-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mediator-of-the-switch-from-vascular-health-to-disease
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Ana P Davel, Imran J Anwar, Iris Z Jaffe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial dysfunction is an early feature of vascular disease induced by cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs). In growing populations with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism improves endothelial function. This review summarizes recent advances in our understanding of the specific role of endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor in vascular function in health and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Using transgenic mice with mineralocorticoid receptor expression specifically modulated in endothelial cells, recent studies support the emerging concept that while endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor may be protective in health, in the presence of CRFs, endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor activity contributes to endothelial dysfunction and progression of vascular disease...
December 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929441/aortic-stiffness-as-a-surrogate-endpoint-to-micro-and-macrovascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Claudia R L Cardoso, Gil F Salles
Increased aortic stiffness has been recognized as a predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in some clinical conditions, such as in patients with arterial hypertension and end-stage renal disease, in population-based samples and, more recently, in type 2 diabetic patients. Patients with type 2 diabetes have higher aortic stiffness than non-diabetic individuals, and increased aortic stiffness has been correlated to the presence of micro- and macrovascular chronic diabetic complications. We aimed to review the current knowledge on the relationships between aortic stiffness and diabetic complications, their possible underlying physiopathological mechanisms, and their potential applications to clinical type 2 diabetes management...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928968/rationale-for-assessing-safety-and-efficacy-of-drug-candidates-alone-and-in-combination-with-medical-devices-the-case-study-of-spinalontm
#16
Pierre A Guertin
The aim of this review is to describe the rationale and main underlying reasons for undertaking, during clinical development, the study of drug candidates used separately and/or in combination with other technologies. To ease comprehension, reference will be made to the case of SpinalonTM, a new fixed-dose combination (FDC) product composed of levodopa/carbidopa/buspirone. This drug is capable of triggering, within minutes after a single administration orally, 45 minute- episodes of basic involuntary 'reflex' walking in paraplegic animals...
December 7, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928959/potential-application-of-5-aryl-substituted-2-amino-benzamide-type-of-hdac1-2-selective-inhibitors-to-pharmaceuticals
#17
Shinichi Uesato, Yoshiyuki Hirata, Tsutomu Sasaki
Diverse histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors have been developed to date. They control not only histone modification but also gene expression of diverse proteins and thus are expected to provide useful therapeutic effects on various diseases, including cancers, psychiatric and cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as cardiovascular and diabetic diseases. Some isoform-nonselective HDAC inhibitors have been successfully used for clinical treatments of the haematological malignancies, including advanced forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma...
December 8, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928947/oral-glucose-lowering-drugs-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-negative-record-and-accord-to-neutral-tecos-and-promising-empa-reg
#18
C Tsioufis, E Andrikou, C Thomopoulos, N Papanas, D Tousoulis
Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality are higher among patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM), particularly those with concomitant CV diseases, compared with other populations. In patients with T2DM, intensive glucose lowering reduces microvascular disease, but has a smaller and debated effect on CV events or mortality. In this setting, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required in 2008 that all new agents for the treatment of T2DM should be evaluated in terms of CV safety. Metformin has long been established as first-line pharmacological therapy in patients with T2DM, due to its proven beneficial CV effects...
December 8, 2016: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928842/evaluating-beneficial-drug-effects-in-a-non-interventional-setting-a-review-of-effectiveness-studies-based-on-swedish-prescribed-drug-register-data
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Susanna M Wallerstedt, Mikael Hoffmann
AIMS: To describe and assess current effectiveness studies published up to 2014 using Swedish Prescribed Drug Register (SPDR) data. METHODS: Study characteristics were extracted. Each study was assessed concerning the clinical relevance of the research question, the risk of bias according to a structured checklist, and as to whether its findings contributed to new knowledge. The biases encountered and ways of handling these were retrieved. RESULTS: A total of 24 effectiveness studies were included in the review, the majority on cardiovascular and psychiatric disease (n = 17; 71%)...
December 8, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928644/cardioprotection-by-remote-ischemic-conditioning-and-its-signal-transduction
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REVIEW
Petra Kleinbongard, Andreas Skyschally, Gerd Heusch
Cardioprotective strategies aim to salvage myocardium from ischemia/reperfusion injury and to reduce infarct size and its consequences. Different stimuli, acting at sites remote from the heart (remote conditioning), activate molecular self-defense mechanisms at the target organ heart as well as in other parenchymal organs. Remote conditioning of the heart has been established in many experimental studies and successfully translated to patients. Remote ischemic conditioning by short repetitive cycles of ischemia/reperfusion on an extremity reduces infarct size and improves the prognosis of patients with reperfused myocardial infarction...
December 7, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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