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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748418/left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-its-relation-to-myocardial-fibrosis-and-exercise-tolerance
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Dimitrios Maragiannis, Paulino A Alvarez, Mohamad G Ghosn, Karen Chin, Jeremy J Hinojosa, John M Buergler, Dipan J Shah, Sherif F Nagueh
We sought to determine the relation between myocardial extracellular volume (ECV), left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and exercise tolerance in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Forty five HCM patients with an ejection fraction >50% and no previous septal reduction therapy underwent imaging by CMR and transthoracic echocardiography. CMR was used to quantify LV volumes, mass, EF, LA volumes, scar burden, pre and post contrast T1 relaxation times and ECV. Echocardiography was used to measure outflow tract gradients, mitral inflow and annular velocities, circumferential strain, systolic, early and late diastolic strain rates...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745630/subpial-adeno-associated-virus-9-aav9-vector-delivery-in-adult-mice
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Takahiro Tadokoro, Atsushi Miyanohara, Michael Navarro, Kota Kamizato, Stefan Juhas, Jana Juhasova, Silvia Marsala, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Erik Curtis, Brandon Gabel, Joseph Ciacci, Nada Lukacova, Katarina Bimbova, Martin Marsala
The successful development of a subpial adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9) vector delivery technique in adult rats and pigs has been reported on previously. Using subpially-placed polyethylene catheters (PE-10 or PE-5) for AAV9 delivery, potent transgene expression through the spinal parenchyma (white and gray matter) in subpially-injected spinal segments has been demonstrated. Because of the wide range of transgenic mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, there is a strong desire for the development of a potent central nervous system (CNS)-targeted vector delivery technique in adult mice...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744764/the-miracle-baby-grows-up-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-in-the-adult
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REVIEW
Matthew Lewis, Marlon Rosenbaum
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is characterized by underdevelopment of the mitral valve, left ventricle, and aorta and is ultimately palliated with a single-ventricle repair. Universally fatal in infancy prior to the advent of modern surgical techniques, the majority of HLHS patients will now reach adulthood. However, despite improvements in early survival, the HLHS population continues to face significant morbidity and early mortality. This review delineates common sources of patient morbidity and highlights areas in need of additional research for this growing segment of the adult congenital heart disease population...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743786/outcomes-of-patients-presenting-with-clinical-indices-of-spontaneous-reperfusion-in-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-undergoing-deferred-angiography
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Paul Fefer, Roy Beigel, Shaul Atar, Doron Aronson, Arthur Pollak, Doron Zahger, Elad Asher, Zaza Iakobishvili, Nir Shlomo, Ronny Alcalai, Michal Einhorn-Cohen, Amit Segev, Ilan Goldenberg, Shlomi Matetzky
BACKGROUND: Few data are available regarding the optimal management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients with clinically defined spontaneous reperfusion (SR). We report on the characteristics and outcomes of patients with SR in the primary percutaneous coronary intervention era, and assess whether immediate reperfusion can be deferred. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data were drawn from a prospective nationwide survey, ACSIS (Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Survey)...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741295/early-segmental-relaxation-abnormalities-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-for-differential-diagnostic-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Christian Voigt, Julia Münch, Maxim Avanesov, Anna Suling, Katrin Witzel, Gunnar Lund, Monica Patten
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). However, clinical signs can be subtle and differentiation from other causes of LVH is challenging. HYPOTHESIS: As diastolic dysfunction (DD) is an early sign in HCM, we aimed to find regional changes in relaxation pattern for differentiation from other entities of LVH. METHODS: In 148 patients (81 HCM, 55 arterial hypertension (AHT), 12 Fabry disease) and 63 healthy controls, relaxation patterns were assessed using regional tissue Doppler imaging...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736888/alterations-in-cortical-thickness-in-nonmedicated-premature-ejaculation-patients-a-morphometric-mri-study
#6
Fan Guo, Yi-Bin Xi, Ming Gao, Lin Liu, Ning-Bo Fei, Wei Qin, Chen Li, Long-Biao Cui, Fei Yan, Lei Yu, Jian-Lin Yuan, Hong Yin
PURPOSE: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men. However, there has been little research evaluating alterations in brain structure related to PE. We aimed to investigate the characteristics of nonmedicated PE patients in terms of brain morphometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted with 32 medication-naïve adult men with clinical diagnosed PE and matched 31 healthy controls. All participants received diagnostic interviews and 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733630/plasma-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-activity-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#7
Jing Wei Li, Yun Dai Chen, Yu Qi Liu, Jin Da Wang, Wei Ren Chen, Ying Qian Zhang, Qiang Ma
Plasma dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 activity (DPP4a) is inversely associated with left ventricular function in patients with heart failure (HF) or diabetes. However, the association between DPP4a and left ventricular function in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients has not been reported. We studied this association in 584 consecutive STEMI patients at a tertiary referral center from July 2014 to October 2015. DPP4a and plasma N-terminal prohormone of B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels were quantified by enzymatic assays...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732069/saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-supplementation-reduces-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-an-animal-model-of-ibs
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Paola Brun, Melania Scarpa, Chiara Marchiori, Gloria Sarasin, Valentina Caputi, Andrea Porzionato, Maria Cecilia Giron, Giorgio Palù, Ignazio Castagliuolo
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 on intestinal neuromuscular anomalies in an IBS-type mouse model of gastrointestinal motor dysfunctions elicited by Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) exposure. METHODS: Mice were inoculated intranasally with HSV-1 (102 PFU) or vehicle at time 0 and 4 weeks later by the intragastric (IG) route (108 PFU). Six weeks after IG inoculum, mice were randomly allocated to receive oral gavage with either S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724797/increasing-the-level-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-coactivator-1%C3%AE-in-podocytes-results-in-collapsing-glomerulopathy
#9
Szu-Yuan Li, Jihwan Park, Chengxiang Qiu, Seung Hyeok Han, Matthew B Palmer, Zoltan Arany, Katalin Susztak
Inherited and acquired mitochondrial defects have been associated with podocyte dysfunction and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α (PGC1α) is one of the main transcriptional regulators of mitochondrial biogenesis and function. We hypothesized that increasing PGC1α expression in podocytes could protect from CKD. We found that PGC1α and mitochondrial transcript levels are lower in podocytes of patients and mouse models with diabetic kidney disease (DKD)...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724418/improved-recovery-of-regional-left-ventricular-function-after-pci-of-chronic-total-occlusion-in-stemi-patients-a-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study-of-the-randomized-controlled-explore-trial
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Joëlle Elias, Ivo M van Dongen, Loes P Hoebers, Dagmar M Ouweneel, Bimmer E P M Claessen, Truls Råmunddal, Peep Laanmets, Erlend Eriksen, René J van der Schaaf, Dan Ioanes, Robin Nijveldt, Jan G Tijssen, Alexander Hirsch, José P S Henriques
BACKGROUND: The Evaluating Xience and left ventricular function in PCI on occlusiOns afteR STEMI (EXPLORE) trial did not show a significant benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the concurrent chronic total occlusion (CTO) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients on global left ventricular (LV) systolic function. However a possible treatment effect will be most pronounced in the CTO territory. Therefore, we aimed to study the effect of CTO PCI compared to no-CTO PCI on the recovery of regional LV function, particularly in the CTO territory...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722118/at2-r-deficiency-mediated-podocyte-loss-via-activation-of-ectopic-hedgehog-interacting-protein-hhip-gene-expression
#11
Min-Chun Liao, Xin-Ping Zhao, Shiao-Ying Chang, Chao-Sheng Lo, Isabelle Chenier, Tomoko Takano, Julie R Ingelfinger, Shao-Ling Zhang
Angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2 R) deficiency in AT2 R knockout (KO) mice has been linked to congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs are poorly understood. In this study, we examined whether AT2 R deficiency impaired glomerulogenesis and mediated podocyte loss/dysfunction in vivo and in vitro. Nephrin-cyan fluorescent protein (CFP)-transgenic (Tg) and Nephrin/AT2 RKO mice were used to assess glomerulogenesis, while wild-type and AT2 RKO mice were used to evaluate maturation of podocyte morphology/function...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704582/autosomal-dominant-form-of-type-iv-collagen-nephropathy-exists-among-patients-with-hereditary-nephritis-difficult-to-diagnose-clinicopathologically
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Aya Imafuku, Kandai Nozu, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masahiro Kawada, Junichi Hoshino, Kiho Tanaka, Yasuo Ishii, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshifumi Ubara
AIM: Type IV collagen nephropathies include Alport Syndrome and thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN), which are caused by mutations in COL4A3/A4/A5 genes. Recently, the report of patients with heterozygous mutations in COL4A3/A4 have been increasing. The clinical course of these patients has a wide variety, and they are diagnosed as TBMN, autosomal dominant Alport syndrome (ADAS), or familial focal segmental glomerular sclerosis. However, diagnosis, frequency and clinicopathological manifestation of them remains unclear...
July 13, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704481/renal-auto-transplantation-promotes-cortical-microvascular-network-remodeling-in-a-preclinical-porcine-model
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Souleymane Maïga, Geraldine Allain, Thierry Hauet, Jerome Roumy, Edouard Baulier, Michel Scepi, Manuel Dierick, Luc Van Hoorebeke, Patrick Hannaert, Franck Guy, Frederic Favreau
The vascular network is a major target of ischemia-reperfusion, but has been poorly investigated in renal transplantation. The aim of this study was to characterize the remodeling of the renal vascular network that follows ischemia-reperfusion along with the most highly affected cortex section in a preclinical renal transplantation model. There were two experimental groups. The first was a grafted kidney group consisting of large white pigs for which the left kidney was harvested, cold flushed, preserved for 24 h in the University of Wisconsin's preservation solution, and then auto-transplanted (n = 5); the right kidney was removed to mimic the situation of human kidney transplantation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689240/supar-and-chronic-kidney-disease-a-podocyte-story
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REVIEW
Martin Zeier, Jochen Reiser
The soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a circulating signaling molecule derived from immature myeloid cells. Elevated levels of suPAR have been linked to the pathogenesis of the kidney disease focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. Here, suPAR acts on podocytes by activating αvβ3 integrins. Large observational studies showed that suPAR also predicts chronic kidney disease incidence and progression by predating the disease by several years prior to any other known marker of renal dysfunction...
July 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687847/silk-fibroin-films-for-corneal-endothelial-regeneration-transplant-in-a-rabbit-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
#15
Natalia Vázquez, Carlos A Rodríguez-Barrientos, Salvador D Aznar-Cervantes, Manuel Chacón, José L Cenis, Ana C Riestra, Ronald M Sánchez-Avila, Mairobi Persinal, Agustín Brea-Pastor, Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, Álvaro Meana, Jesús Merayo-Lloves
Purpose: Develop a silk fibroin (SF)-based artificial endothelial graft for its use in a rabbit Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Methods: Human and rabbit artificial corneal endothelial grafts were developed through the culture of human and rabbit corneal endothelial cells (CECs) on SF films. Rabbit artificial SF endothelial grafts were transplanted in a DMEK surgery into a rabbit in vivo model. Results: SF artificial endothelial grafts showed the characteristic endothelial markers: zonula occludens (ZO-1) and Na+/K+ ATPase...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679397/local-coronary-wall-eccentricity-and-endothelial-function-are-closely-related-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-coronary-artery-disease
#16
Allison G Hays, Micaela Iantorno, Michael Schär, Monica Mukherjee, Matthias Stuber, Gary Gerstenblith, Robert G Weiss
BACKGROUND: Coronary endothelial function (CEF) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) varies among coronary segments in a given patient. Because both coronary vessel wall eccentricity and coronary endothelial dysfunction are predictors of adverse outcomes, we hypothesized that local coronary endothelial dysfunction is associated with local coronary artery eccentricity. METHODS: We used 3 T coronary CMR to measure CEF as changes in coronary cross-sectional area (CSA) and coronary blood flow (CBF) during isometric handgrip exercise (IHE), a known endothelial-dependent stressor, in 29 patients with known CAD and 16 healthy subjects...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673899/outcomes-and-prognostic-impact-of-prophylactic-oral-anticoagulation-in-anterior-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#17
Jay S Shavadia, Erik Youngson, Kevin R Bainey, Jeffrey Bakal, Robert C Welsh
BACKGROUND: The contemporary role of prophylactic anticoagulation following extensive anterior wall ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated anterior STEMI patients with left ventricle dysfunction (left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%) ("high risk"), categorized by prophylactic warfarin use, within a regional STEMI. Patients with pre-existing atrial fibrillation were excluded. The primary outcome was an adjusted (for Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events risk score) 1-year composite of recurrent ischemia, stroke/transient ischemic attack/systemic embolism, or all-cause death...
July 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673245/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-complicated-with-apical-thrombus-formation-on-first-day-of-the-illness-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Laura C Lindsay, S Vinothan, Sampath Withanawasam, Vajira Senarathne, Milinda Withana
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and mid segments of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Intraventricular thrombus formation is a rare complication of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and current data almost exclusively consists of isolated case reports and a few case series. Here we describe a case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy with formation of an apical thrombus within 24 h of symptom onset, which has been reported in the literature only once previously, to the best of our knowledge...
July 3, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670631/cardiac-directed-expression-of-adenylyl-cyclase-catalytic-domain-reverses-cardiac-dysfunction-caused-by-sustained-beta-adrenergic-receptor-stimulation
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Mei Hua Gao, N Chin Lai, Dimosthenis Giamouridis, Young Chul Kim, Zhen Tan, Tracy Guo, Wolfgang H Dillmann, Jorge Suarez, H Kirk Hammond
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that cardiac-directed expression of the cytoplasmic domains of adenylyl cyclase-6 (AC6) would have beneficial effects on the heart. BACKGROUND: Eliminating the two transmembrane domains of AC6 yields a protein with an intact catalytic domain that is disengaged from membrane-associated β-adrenergic receptor stimulation, but with enhanced propensity for intracellular interactions. METHODS: We constructed a peptide of the C1 and C2 segments of AC6 (C1C2), expressed C1C2 in an adenovirus vector and generated transgenic lines with cardiac-directed C1C2 expression, which underwent sustained isoproterenol (Iso) infusion...
December 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670388/left-ventricular-myocardial-strain-in-ventricular-arrhythmia-without-structural-heart-disease-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
#20
Xuepei Tang, Sisi Yu, Yaohan Yu, Haibo Ren, Shuhao Li, Li Zhou, Zhen Yang, Hailong Wu, Wei Zhou, Lianggeng Gong
Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) in structurally normal heart is considered as benign. However, these arrhythmias have been recently reported to induce left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Up to now, there is no efficacious method to detect abnormal myocardial systolic function in VA patients. Therefore, in the current study, we used cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) on balanced steady state free precision (SSFP) cine images to investigate LV myocardial strain in 42 VA patients without known heart disease as well as in 29 normal volunteers...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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