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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101752/the-impact-of-hydrocortisone-treatment-on-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-release-in-porcine-endotoxemic-shock
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E Söderberg, M Eriksson, A Larsson, M Lipcsey
BACKGROUND: A key feature of sepsis is systemic inflammatory activation that could be counteracted by steroids. In this experimental model of systemic inflammation, we sought to investigate whether septic neutrophil activation, evaluated by the plasma levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated protein (NGAL), is modulated by the timing of hydrocortisone treatment. METHODS: Sixteen anesthetized pigs were allocated to one of four equally sized groups. Three of these groups received endotoxin at 2 μg × kg(-1) × h(-1) for 6 h so as to induce endotoxemic shock...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073987/neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-risk-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-thoracic-surgery
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Kevin J Walsh, Kay See Tan, Hao Zhang, David Amar
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) occurs frequently in patients after noncardiac thoracic surgery and has been associated with increased morbidity and risk of stroke. Recent studies have shown conflicting results on the role of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and its association with the development of POAF after cardiac surgery. Our goal was to determine whether an association exists between NLR and the incidence of POAF after non-cardiac thoracic surgery. METHODS: Using a database of 259 consecutive patients age 60 or older who had anatomic lung resection or oesophagectomy for oncologic resection, we compared preoperative, postanaesthesia care unit and postoperative day 1 NLR between patients who did and did not develop POAF during their hospitalization using Fisher's exact test or logistic regression...
January 10, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062999/relationship-between-increased-carotid-artery-stiffness-and-idiopathic-subjective-tinnitus
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C Bayraktar, S Taşolar
Tinnitus is defined as perception of sound with no external stimulus, and can separate into pulsatile and non-pulsatile types. Arterial stiffness is a parameter that can predict the cardiovascular event and associated with incidence of stroke. It has been shown that increased arterial stiffness may lead to microvascular damage in brain. Our aim was to assess the arterial stiffness of the carotid system in the development and severity of idiopathic subjective tinnitus. Forty subjective tinnitus patients and 40 age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in the study...
January 6, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053821/microrna-181c-exacerbates-brain-injury-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Qingfeng Ma, Haiping Zhao, Zhen Tao, Rongliang Wang, Ping Liu, Ziping Han, Shubei Ma, Yumin Luo, Jianping Jia
MicroRNA-181 (miR-181) is highly expressed in the brain, and downregulated in miRNA expression profiles of acute ischemic stroke patients. However, the roles of miR-181c in stroke are not known. The clinical relevance of miR-181c in acute stroke patients was evaluated by real-time PCR and correlation analyses. Proliferation and apoptosis of BV2 microglial cells and Neuro-2a cells cultured separately or together under oxidative stress or inflammation were assessed with the Cell Counting Kit-8 and by flow cytometry, respectively...
December 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052874/inhibition-of-hdac6-protects-against-rhabdomyolysis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Shi Yingfeng, Xu Liuqing, Tang Jinhua, Fang Lu, Ma Shuchen, Ma Xiaoyan, Nie Jing, Pi Xiaoling, Qiu Andong, Zhuang Shougang, Liu Na
Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) inhibition has been reported to protect against ischemic stroke and prolong survival after sepsis in animal models. However, it remains unknown whether HDAC6 inhibition offers a renoprotective effect after acute kidney injury (AKI). In this study, we examined the therapeutic effect of tubastatin A (TA), a highly selective inhibitor of HDAC6, on AKI in a murine model of glycerol (GL) injection-induced rhabdomyolysis. Following GL injection, the mice developed severe acute tubular injury as indicated by renal dysfunction, expression of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an injury marker of renal tubules and increase of TUNEL positive tubular cells...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049200/a-mouse-model-of-post-stroke-pneumonia-induced-by-intra-tracheal-inoculation-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Eva Mracsko, Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski, Shin-Young Na, Alexander Dalpke, Dunja Bruder, Felix Lasitschka, Roland Veltkamp
BACKGROUND: Stroke-induced immunodeficiency increases the risk of infectious complications, which adversely affects neurological outcome. Among those, pneumonia affects as many as one third of stroke patients and is the main contributor to mortality in the post-acute phase of stroke. Experimental findings on post-stroke susceptibility to spontaneous pneumonia in mice are contradictory. Here, we established a mouse model inducing standardized bacterial pneumonia and characterized the impaired pulmonary cellular and humoral immune responses after experimental stroke...
January 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028791/clinical-value-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Chuanyuan Tao, Jiajing Wang, Xin Hu, Junpeng Ma, Hao Li, Chao You
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and thrombosis are associated with the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are emerging as novel inflammatory markers in stroke. We aimed to identify the association of NLR and PLR with delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) and 3-month outcome after aSAH. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-seven patients diagnosed with aSAH within 24 h of symptoms onset were enrolled...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981484/uric-acid-is-protective-after-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-hyperglycemic-mice
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Carles Justicia, Angélica Salas-Perdomo, Isabel Pérez-de-Puig, Lisette H Deddens, Geralda A F van Tilborg, Clara Castellví, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Ángel Chamorro, Anna M Planas
Hyperglycemia at stroke onset is associated with poor long-term clinical outcome in numerous studies. Hyperglycemia induces intracellular acidosis, lipid peroxidation, and peroxynitrite production resulting in the generation of oxidative and nitrosative stress in the ischemic tissue. Here, we studied the effects of acute hyperglycemia on in vivo intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, neutrophil recruitment, and brain damage after ischemia/reperfusion in mice and tested whether the natural antioxidant uric acid was protective...
December 15, 2016: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956075/natural-product-htp-screening-for-attenuation-of-cytokine-induced-neutrophil-chemo-attractants-cincs-and-no2-in-lps-ifn%C3%AE-activated-glioma-cells
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Elizabeth A Mazzio, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Karam F A Soliman
Chronic and acute central nervous system (CNS) inflammation are contributors toward neurological injury associated with head trauma, stroke, infection, Parkinsons or Alzheimers disease. CNS inflammatory illnesses can also contribute toward risk of developing glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). With growing public interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), we conduct a high throughput (HTP) screening of >1400 natural herbs, plants and over the counter (OTC) products for anti-inflammatory effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/interferon gamma (IFNγ) activated C6 glioma cells...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955949/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-prognostic-marker-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Jie Xue, Wensi Huang, Xiaoli Chen, Qian Li, Zhengyi Cai, Tieer Yu, Bei Shao
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with acute ischemic stroke. However, it is uncertain whether neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is related with functional outcome and recurrent ischemic stroke. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio with stroke severity, functional outcome, and recurrent ischemic stroke after acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A total of 280 patients with acute ischemic stroke were included in the study...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884770/neutrophil-granulocytes-in-cerebral-ischemia-evolution-from-killers-to-key-players
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REVIEW
Jan-Kolja Strecker, Antje Schmidt, Wolf-Rüdiger Schäbitz, Jens Minnerup
Neutrophil granulocytes (or polymorphonuclear cells, PMNs) have long been considered as crude killing machines, particularly trained to attack bacterial or fungal pathogens in wounds or infected tissues. That perspective has fundamentally changed over the last decades, as PMNs have been shown to exert a livery exchange between other cells of the innate and adaptive immune system. PMNs do provide major immunomodulatory contribution during acute inflammation and subsequent clearance. Following sterile inflammation like cerebral ischemia, PMNs are among the first hematogenous cells attracted to the ischemic tissue...
November 21, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879312/association-of-peripheral-differential-leukocyte-counts-with-dyslipidemia-risk-in-chinese-patients-with-hypertension-insight-from-the-china-stroke-primary-prevention-trial
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Yanhong Liu, Xiangyi Kong, Wen Wang, Fangfang Fan, Yan Zhang, Min Zhao, Yi Wang, Yupeng Wang, Yu Wang, Xianhui Qin, Genfu Tang, Binyan Wang, Xiping Xu, Fan Fan Hou, Wei Gao, Ningling Sun, Jianping Li, Scott A Venners, Shanqun Jiang, Yong Huo
The aim of the present study was to examine the association between peripheral differential leukocyte counts and dyslipidemia in a Chinese hypertensive population. A total of 10,866 patients with hypertension were enrolled for a comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular risk factors using data from the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Plasma lipid levels and total leukocyte, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts were determined according to standard methods. Peripheral differential leukocyte counts were consistently and positively associated with serum total cholesterol (TC), LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), and TG levels (all P < 0...
January 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876538/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-the-hematoma-volume-and-stroke-severity-in-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-patients
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Yaming Sun, Shoujiang You, Chongke Zhong, Zhichao Huang, Lifang Hu, Xia Zhang, Jijun Shi, Yongjun Cao, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) serves as a powerful inflammatory marker for predicting cardiovascular events. Here, we investigate whether admission NLR is associated with hematoma volume, stroke severity, and 3-month outcomes in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: 352 patients with acute ICH were prospectively identified in this study. Demographic characteristics, lifestyle risk factors, NIHSS score, hematoma volumes, and other clinical features were recorded for all participants...
November 16, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845194/human-albumin-attenuates-excessive-innate-immunity-via-inhibition-of-microglial-mincle-syk-signaling-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yi Xie, Hongquan Guo, Liumin Wang, Lili Xu, Xiaohao Zhang, Linjie Yu, Qian Liu, Yunzi Li, Nana Zhao, Nan Zhao, Ruidong Ye, Xinfeng Liu
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a devastating subtype of stroke. Microglial macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (Mincle) receptor launches microglial innate immunity after SAH, and thereby achieves a key step of early cerebral injury in SAH. We previously revealed albumin could improve long-term neurological outcomes after SAH. In this study, we examined the role of microglia-mediated innate immunity in the salutary effects of albumin. SAH was induced by endovascular perforation in rats. We found that albumin can significantly mitigate early neurovascular dysfunction of SAH rats...
February 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826338/is-syntax-score-predictive-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Levent Cerit, Hamza Duygu, Kamil Gulsen, Hatice S Kemal, Barcın Ozcem, Ozlem Balcioglu, Aziz Gunsel, Ozgur Tosun, Volkan Emren
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship of synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with taxus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score and development of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has not been studied. Therefore, we assessed the relationship between the SYNTAX score and development of AF after CABG (POAF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The medical records of consecutive patients, who underwent CABG surgery from January 2013 to September 2015, were retrospectively reviewed for the development of AF in the postoperative period...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821296/peroxiredoxin-1-mediated-activation-of-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-contributes-to-neuroinflammatory-injury-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Dong-Ling Liu, Li-Xue Zhao, Shuang Zhang, Jun-Rong Du
The proinflammatory properties of extracellular peroxiredoxins (Prxs) via induction of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation have been gradually revealed under diverse stress conditions, including cerebral ischemia but not hemorrhage. Prx1 is proposed to be a major hemorrhagic stress-inducible isoform of Prxs during acute and subacute phases of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). However, the potential of Prx1 in the neuroinflammatory injury after ICH remains unclear. This study investigated the proinflammatory effect and underlying mechanism of extracellular Prx1 in cultured murine macrophages and a collagenase-induced mouse ICH model...
December 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818230/effect-of-ppar-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-agonist-gw0742-treatment-in-the-acute-phase-response-and-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-following-brain-injury
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Khouloud Chehaibi, Laura le Maire, Sarah Bradoni, Joan Carles Escola, Francisco Blanco-Vaca, Mohamed Naceur Slimane
The systemic response to ischemic stroke is associated with the hepatic acute phase response (APR) that modulates leukocytes recruitment to the injured brain. The inappropriate recruitment of leukocytes to the brain parenchyma can result in blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown. Emerging data suggest that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta (PPAR-β/δ) activation has a potential neuroprotective role in ischemic stroke. However, mechanisms of PPAR-β/δ mediated protection in ischemic insults remain unclear...
October 18, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790058/inflammation-after-ischemic-stroke-the-role-of-leukocytes-and-glial-cells
#18
REVIEW
Jong Youl Kim, Joohyun Park, Ji Young Chang, Sa-Hyun Kim, Jong Eun Lee
The immune response after stroke is known to play a major role in ischemic brain pathobiology. The inflammatory signals released by immune mediators activated by brain injury sets off a complex series of biochemical and molecular events which have been increasingly recognized as a key contributor to neuronal cell death. The primary immune mediators involved are glial cells and infiltrating leukocytes, including neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocyte. After ischemic stroke, activation of glial cells and subsequent release of pro- and anti-inflammatory signals are important for modulating both neuronal cell damage and wound healing...
October 2016: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784822/immunity-and-stroke-the-hurdles-of-stroke-research-translation
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REVIEW
Heather Pagram, Andrew Bivard, Lisa F Lincz, Christopher Levi
Immunomodulatory therapies after stroke have the potential to provide clinical benefit to a subset of patients, but risk subverting the protective, healing aspects of the innate immune response. Neutrophils clear necrotic cerebral tissue and are important in immunomodulation, but can also contribute to tissue injury. Human trials for immunomodulatory stroke treatments in the sub-acute time frame have attempted to prevent peripheral neutrophil infiltration, but none have been successful and one trial demonstrated harm...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782211/von-willebrand-factor-contributes-to-poor-outcome-in-a-mouse-model-of-intracerebral-haemorrhage
#20
Ximin Zhu, Yongliang Cao, Lixiang Wei, Ping Cai, Haochen Xu, Haiyu Luo, Xiaofei Bai, Lu Lu, Jian-Ren Liu, Wenying Fan, Bing-Qiao Zhao
Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is the most devastating stroke subtype and has no proven treatment. von Willebrand factor (VWF) has recently been demonstrated to promote inflammation processes. The present study investigated the pathophysiological role of VWF after experimental ICH. Functional outcomes, brain edema, blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, cerebral inflammation and levels of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) were measured in a mouse model of ICH induced by autologous blood injection...
October 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
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