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Francisco Valenzuela-Sánchez, Blanca Valenzuela-Méndez, Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Ángel Estella-García, María Ángela González-García
Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has a good biomarker profile: its half-life is several hours, and its plasma concentrations can be determined in clinical practice, it is essentially irrelevant, but proportionally represents the levels and activity of adrenomedullin (ADM). ADM synthesis is widely distributed in tissues, including bone, adrenal cortex, kidney, lung, blood vessels and heart. Its fundamental biological effects include vasodilator, positive inotropic, diuretic, natriuretic and bronchodilator...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Elmir Omerovic
Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is characterized by severe reversible left ventricular (LV) wall motion abnormality in the absence of explanatory coronary lesion. Despite an increasing number of patients diagnosed with TS worldwide, there are no randomized clinical trials. In mild cases, no treatment or a short course of limited anticoagulation therapy may be sufficient. Positive inotropic and vasodilating agents should be avoided. In severe cases with refractory cardiogenic shock, early treatment with mechanical support using venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or a LV assist device should be considered...
October 2016: Heart Failure Clinics
Rajesh G Mishra, Tzu-Ling Tseng, Mei-Fang Chen, Po-Yi Chen, Tony J-F Lee
Nitric oxide (NO) overproduction via induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is implicated in vasodilatory shock in sepsis, leading to septic encephalopathy and accelerating cerebral ischemic injury. An abbreviated urea-cycle (L-citrulline-L-arginine-NO cycle) has been demonstrated in cerebral perivascular nitrergic nerves and endothelial cells but not in normal cerebral vascular smooth muscle cell (CVSMC). This cycle indicates that argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) catalyzes L-citrulline (L-cit) conversion to form argininosuccinate (AS), and subsequent AS cleavage by argininosuccinate lyase (ASL) forms L-arginine (L-arg), the substrate for NO synthesis...
September 7, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
Zhi-Jun Ou, Jing Chen, Wei-Ping Dai, Xiang Liu, Yin-Ke Yang, Yan Li, Ze-Bang Lin, Tian-Tian Wang, Ying-Ying Wu, Dan-Hong Su, Tian-Pu Cheng, Zhi-Ping Wang, Jun Tao, Jing-Song Ou
Endothelial dysfunction is a key early step in atherosclerosis. 25-Hydroxycholesterol (25-OHC) is found in atherosclerotic lesions. However, whether 25-OHC promotes atherosclerosis is unclear. Here, we hypothesized that 25-OHC, a proinflammatory lipid, can impair endothelial function, which may play an important role in atherosclerosis. Bovine aortic endothelial cells were incubated with 25-OHC. Endothelial cell proliferation, migration, and tube formation were measured. Nitric oxide (NO) production and superoxide anion generation were determined...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hiroyuki Matsuura
Cardiac catheterization of childhood pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) plays a pivotal role in assessing the severity of the disease as well as its prognosis, selection of the most adequate pulmonary vasodilators, and evaluation of effectiveness. However, sudden deterioration of cardiovascular hemodynamics can be easily induced by pain, a patient's agitation, catheter manipulation, and by vasodilator provocation tests; these could trigger a pulmonary hypertension crisis, vagotony, respiratory distress, and hemoptysis resulting in critical complications, including death...
September 7, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Lorenzo Hernandez, Sarah Papalia, George G A Pujalte
Anaphylaxis is an acute, systemic reaction mediated by immunoglobulin E hypersensitivity. Release of bioactive factors causes vasodilation and bronchiole constriction that can lead to hypotensive shock and asphyxiation. Differential diagnosis includes acute asthma, localized angioedema, syncope, and anxiety/panic attacks. Diagnostic tests lack specificity. Clinical diagnosis is based on demonstration of specific airway or cardiovascular compromise within proximity of allergen exposure. Treatment includes epinephrine, antihistamines, fluid resuscitation, and airway management...
September 2016: Primary Care
Samuel Jacob, Mitesh J Patel, Brian Lima, Joost Felius, Rajasekhar S Malyala, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis, Juan C MacHannaford, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Aldo E Rafael
Rupture of the ventricular septum during acute myocardial infarction usually occurs within the first week. The event is usually followed by low cardiac output, heart failure, and multiorgan failure. Despite the many advances in the nonoperative treatment of heart failure and cardiogenic shock, including the intra-aortic balloon pump and a multitude of new inotropic agents and vasodilators, these do not supplant the need for operative intervention in these critically ill patients. This article describes the successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support as a bridge to recovery postoperatively in a patient with a large infarct-produced ventricular septal defect...
July 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
A Kersten
In caring for critically ill patients, a sophisticated approach to treating hemodynamic instability in acute circulatory failure is a major concern of modern critical care. Depending on the form of shock-distributive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic or obstructive, with the possibility of overlapping forms of shock-preload, afterload, cardiac output, and contractility are altered in various ways. Modern critical care uses hemodynamic monitoring and bedside echocardiography in addition to clinical evaluation to treat the underlying cause and sequelae of shock...
June 17, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Oscar H M Lundberg, Lill Bergenzaun, Jörgen Rydén, Mari Rosenqvist, Olle Melander, Michelle S Chew
BACKGROUND: Adrenomedullin and endothelin-1 are hormones with opposing effects on the cardiovascular system. Adrenomedullin acts as a vasodilator and seems to be important for the initiation and continuation of the hyperdynamic circulatory response in sepsis. Endothelin-1 is a vasoconstrictor and has been linked to decreased cardiac performance. Few studies have studied the relationship between adrenomedullin and endothelin-1, and morbidity and mortality in septic shock patients. High-sensitivity troponin T (hsTNT) is normally used to diagnose acute cardiac injury but is also prognostic for outcome in intensive care...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Brandon J Warrick, Anita Paula Tataru, Susan Smolinske
CONTEXT: Pharmacologically induced shock can be refractory to standard resuscitation. Methylene blue (MB) acts to prevent nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation and may be a potential treatment for refractory shock. OBJECTIVE: A systematic analysis of the literature to evaluate MB in pharmacologically induced shock. Primary outcome was survival and secondary outcome was hemodynamic improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of MedLine/PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, TOXLINE, Google Scholar and Google was performed 10 August 2015 using a combination of text words and keywords related to MB, shock and specific drugs...
August 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Hagen Bomberg, Heinrich V Groesdonk, Miriam Raffel, Peter Minko, Wolfram Schmied, Matthias Klingele, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin is used as an adjunct to norepinephrine to support blood pressure in vasodilatory shock after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In this study, we report our observation of vasopressin treatment in 11 patients with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI). METHODS: In an observational cohort study, 78 patients were studied after having been treated for NOMI with intraarterial iloprost infusion after elective cardiac operation. All patients received norepinephrine as vasopressor for marked vasodilation...
September 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Sotiria Gkisioti, Spyros D Mentzelopoulos
Shock means inadequate tissue perfusion by oxygen-carrying blood. In vasogenic shock, this circulatory failure results from vasodilation and/or vasoplegia. There is vascular hyporeactivity with reduced vascular smooth muscle contraction in response to α1 adrenergic agonists. Considering vasogenic shock, one can understand its utmost importance, not only because of its association with sepsis but also because it can be the common final pathway for long-lasting, severe shock of any cause, even postresuscitation states...
2011: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
Kyle M Hocking, Gowthami Putumbaka, Eric S Wise, Joyce Cheung-Flynn, Colleen M Brophy, Padmini Komalavilas
OBJECTIVE: Papaverine is used to prevent vasospasm in human saphenous veins (HSV) during vein graft preparation prior to implantation as a bypass conduit. Papaverine is a nonspecific inhibitor of phosphodiesterases, leading to increases in both intracellular cGMP and cAMP. We hypothesized that papaverine reduces force by decreasing intracellular calcium concentrations ([Ca2+]i) and myosin light chain phosphorylation, and increasing actin depolymerization via regulation of actin regulatory protein phosphorylation...
2016: PloS One
Raymond Klumpp, Carlo Trevisan
Treatment of Avascular Osteonecrosis (AVN) of the femoral head to prevent progression to an arthritic hip is a challenging subject. Many conservative treatment options have been proposed in the literature. Weight bearing restriction as a stand-alone therapy is insufficient in preventing disease progression but it may be useful when combined with pharmacological agents or surgery. Bisphosphonate treatment in AVN might be efficient in early stages of disease, however there are no clear recommendations on length of treatment and therapeutic dosage and, considered the limited evidence and potential side effects of treatment, it could be considered in a pre-collapse stage in selected cases...
January 2015: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Ming Chung Lin, Chung Hsi Hsing, Fu An Li, Chien Hsing Wu, Yaw Syan Fu, Jen Kun Cheng, Bin Huang
BACKGROUND: Statins are lipid-lowering drugs that can simultaneously evoke pleiotropic effects on cardioprotection, vasodilation, and diabetes prevention. Recently, statins have been reported to be able to activate the AMP-activated protein kinase, thereby up-regulating sirtuin (SIRT) that functions as non-histone deacetylases. Therefore, it is essential to investigate the post-translational acetylome that might explain the mechanism of statin-modulated pleiotropic effects. METHODS: Endothelial cells EAhy 926 treated with rosuvastatin were used to monitor the expression of SIRTs proteins...
January 2014: Acta Cardiol Sin
Hussam AlFaleh, Abdelfatah A Elasfar, Anhar Ullah, Khalid F AlHabib, Ahmad Hersi, Layth Mimish, Ali Almasood, Saleh Al Ghamdi, Abdullah Ghabashi, Asif Malik, Gamal A Hussein, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Ahmed Abuosa, Waleed Al Habeeb, Tarek Kashour
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical features, predictors, and clinical outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF), with and without worsening heart failure (WHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We used data from a multicentre prospective registry of AHF patients created in Saudi Arabia. WHF was defined as recurrence of heart failure symptoms or signs-with or without cardiogenic shock. In-hospital short- and long-term outcomes, as well as predictors of WHF are described...
April 12, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Shih-Min Wang
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) was implicated in a widespread outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) across the Asia Pacific area since 1997 and has also been reported sporadically in patients with brain stem encephalitis. Neurogenic shock with pulmonary edema (PE) is a fatal complication of EV71 infection. Among inotropic agents, milrinone is selected as a therapeutic agent for EV71- induced PE due to its immunopathogenesis. Milrinone is a type III phosphodiesterase inhibitor that has both inotropic and vasodilator effects...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
A Vieillard-Baron, M Matthay, J L Teboul, T Bein, M Schultz, S Magder, J J Marini
RATIONALE: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is frequently associated with hemodynamic instability which appears as the main factor associated with mortality. Shock is driven by pulmonary hypertension, deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation (MV) on right ventricular (RV) function, and associated-sepsis. Hemodynamic effects of ventilation are due to changes in pleural pressure (Ppl) and changes in transpulmonary pressure (TP). TP affects RV afterload, whereas changes in Ppl affect venous return...
May 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Xinhong Wang, Yasmine F Ibrahim, Dividutta Das, Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Nataliia V Shults, Yuichiro J Suzuki
AIMS: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a lethal disease with pronounced narrowing of pulmonary vessels due to abnormal cell growth. Agents that can reduce the pulmonary vascular thickness thus have therapeutic potential. The present study investigated the efficacy of carfilzomib (CFZ), a proteasome inhibitor and a cancer chemotherapeutic drug, on reversing PAH. METHODS AND RESULTS: In two rat models of PAH, SU5416/hypoxia and SU5416/ovalbumin, CFZ effectively reversed pulmonary vascular remodelling with the promotion of apoptosis and autophagy...
May 15, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
Ashley D Nelson, Matthew J Rossman, Melissa A Witman, Zachary Barrett-O'Keefe, H Jonathan Groot, Ryan S Garten, Russell S Richardson
Post-cuff occlusion flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a proposed indicator of nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and vascular function. FMD is reduced in patients with sepsis and may be a marker of end organ damage and mortality. However, FMD likely does not solely reflect NO-mediated vasodilation, is technically challenging, and often demonstrates poor reproducibility. In contrast, passive leg movement (PLM), a novel methodology to assess vascular function, yields a hyperemic response that is predominately NO-dependent, reproducible, and easily measured...
May 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
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