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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040868/identification-of-a-novel-proinsulin-associated-snp-and-demonstration-that-proinsulin-is-unlikely-to-be-a-causal-factor-in-subclinical-vascular-remodelling-using-mendelian-randomisation
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Rona J Strawbridge, Angela Silveira, Marcel den Hoed, Stefan Gustafsson, Jian'an Luan, Denis Rybin, Josée Dupuis, Ruifang Li-Gao, Maryam Kavousi, Abbas Dehghan, Kadri Haljas, Jari Lahti, Jesper R Gådin, Alexandra Bäcklund, Ulf de Faire, Karl Gertow, Phillipe Giral, Anuj Goel, Steve E Humphries, Sudhir Kurl, Claudia Langenberg, Lars L Lannfelt, Lars Lind, Cecilia C M Lindgren, Elmo Mannarino, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Andrew P Morris, Renée de Mutsert, Rainer Rauramaa, Peter Saliba-Gustafsson, Bengt Sennblad, Andries J Smit, Ann-Christine Syvänen, Elena Tremoli, Fabrizio Veglia, Björn Zethelius, Hanna M Björck, Johan G Eriksson, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Hugh Watkins, J Wouter Jukema, Jose C Florez, Nicholas J Wareham, James B Meigs, Erik Ingelsson, Damiano Baldassarre, Anders Hamsten
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Increased proinsulin relative to insulin levels have been associated with subclinical atherosclerosis (measured by carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT)) and are predictive of future cardiovascular disease (CVD), independently of established risk factors. The mechanisms linking proinsulin to atherosclerosis and CVD are unclear. A genome-wide meta-analysis has identified nine loci associated with circulating proinsulin levels. Using proinsulin-associated SNPs, we set out to use a Mendelian randomisation approach to test the hypothesis that proinsulin plays a causal role in subclinical vascular remodelling...
September 28, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040038/ferumoxytol-enhanced-mr-angiography-for-vascular-access-mapping-before-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-renal-impairment-a-step-toward-patient-specific-care
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Kim-Lien Nguyen, John M Moriarty, Adam N Plotnik, Olcay Aksoy, Takegawa Yoshida, Richard J Shemin, William M Suh, J Paul Finn
Purpose To assess the technical feasibility of the use of ferumoxytol-enhanced (FE) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography for vascular mapping before transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with renal impairment. Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved and HIPAA-compliant study. FE MR angiography was performed at 3.0 T or 1.5 T. Unenhanced computed tomographic (CT) images were used to overlay vascular calcification on FE MR angiographic images as composite fused three-dimensional data...
October 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037006/microrna-150-5p-improves-risk-classification-for-mortality-within-90-days-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Natalie Scherrer, Francois Fays, Beat Mueller, Andreas Luft, Felix Fluri, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Yvan Devaux, Mira Katan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Micro ribonucleic acid-150-5p (miR-150-5p) regulates proinflammatory cytokines as well as vessel integrity. We evaluated the incremental prognostic value of logarithm (log) of miR-150-5p plasma levels after ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, levels of miR-150-5p were measured within 72 hours of symptom onset in 329 ischemic stroke patients. The outcome measures were unfavorable functional outcome (assessed by the modified Rankin Scale score >2) and mortality within 90 days...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036974/-the-impact-of-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-heme-oxygenase-1-carbon-monoxide-system-in-coxsackie-virus-b3-induced-myocarditis-in-mice
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S Y Zhang, T T Wu, Y Ren, T H Xia, R Z Wu
Objective: To explore the impact of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) on the heme oxygenase-1/carbon monoxide pathway in Coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3)-induced murine myocarditis (VMC) model. Method: A total of 70 inbred male Balb/c mouse (4-6 weeks old) were randomized into the following four groups: Normal, VMC, PAG and NaHS (n=10 for Normal, n=20 for VMC, PAG and NaHS groups). Mice in Normal group were non-infected mice treated with intraperitoneal injection of sterile phosphate-buffered saline daily for 10 days.Mice in VMC group received intraperitoneal CVB3 injection (0...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036821/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-is-not-associated-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-a-northern-ireland-cohort
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Euan N Paterson, Michael A Williams, Peter Passmore, Giuliana Silvestri, Tom J MacGillivray, Alexander P Maxwell, Gareth J McKay
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) prevalence is increasing globally and typically progresses for several years prior to clinical presentation of dementia. Renal dysfunction and vascular disease have been reported in association with dementia in several cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and may contribute to AD risk. Experimental and observational studies suggest amyloid-β (Aβ) clearance may be impaired in chronic kidney disease (CKD) indicating a mechanism for increased AD risk...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036811/sildenafil-improves-vascular-and-metabolic-function-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Min Sheng, Hanzhang Lu, Peiying Liu, Yang Li, Harshan Ravi, Shin-Lei Peng, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Michael D Devous, Kyle B Womack
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the leading cause of degenerative dementia in the aging population. Patients with AD have alterations in cerebral hemodynamic function including reduced cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral metabolic rate. Therefore, improved cerebrovascular function may be an attractive goal for pharmaceutical intervention in AD. OBJECTIVE: We wished to observe the acute effects of sildenafil on cerebrovascular function and brain metabolism in patients with AD...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036393/angiotensin-receptor-expression-and-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Rami N Khayat, Saradhadevi Varadharaj, Kyle Porter, Angela Sow, David Jarjoura, Mikhail A Gavrilin, Jay L Zweier
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction (VED) in otherwise healthy patients. The role of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in the OSA induced VED is not well understood. Methods: Recently diagnosed OSA patients with very low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (Framingham score <5%) were studied at diagnosis and after 12 weeks of verified continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Participants underwent biopsy of gluteal subcutaneous tissue at baseline and after CPAP...
September 27, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035930/usefulness-of-pet-in-recognizing-and-managing-vasculitides
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Nicolò A M Pipitone, Annibale Versari, Carlo Salvarani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article was to review the recent contributions to the scoring methods of PET in vasculitis as well as to its role in the diagnostic work-up. RECENT FINDINGS: Both visual and semiquantitative scoring methods can be used to interpret PET scans. PET has been shown to be both sensitive and specific in the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis. In addition, it also has a role in predicting vascular complications. SUMMARY: There is a need to better standardize the scoring methods used to interpret PET scans...
October 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035825/effect-of-a-combination-of-mometasone-furoate-levofloxacin-and-retinyl-palmitate-with-an-in-situ-gel-forming-nasal-delivery-system-on-nasal-mucosa-damage-repair-in-an-experimental-rabbit-model
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Fadlullah Aksoy, Remzi Dogan, Orhan Ozturan, Ebru Altuntas, Fatma Gülgün Yener, Gulactı Topcu, Beril Guler
BACKGROUND: In this study a combination of Mometasone Furoate (MF)+Levofloxacin hemihydrate (LH)+Retinyl palmitate (RP) with an in situ gel-forming delivery system was evaluated at different stages of nasal mucosal damage repair in a rabbit maxillary sinus model. METHODS: In this study, 28 rabbits were included and assigned randomly to four groups. In all rabbits, a standard ostium was opened in the medial wall of the maxillary sinus by using a drill. Two different subsequently prepared gels with an in situ gel-forming delivery system were used...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034576/substantial-variability-across-individuals-in-the-vascular-and-nutrigenomic-response-to-an-acute-intake-of-curcumin-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nicolas Barber-Chamoux, Dragan Milenkovic, Marie-Anne Verny, Véronique Habauzit, Bruno Pereira, Céline Lambert, Damien Richard, Céline Boby, Andrzej Mazur, Jean René Lusson, Claude Dubray, Christine Morand
SCOPE: Curcumin exerts biological activities of interest in cardiovascular prevention. However, its vascular protective effect is still poorly investigated in humans. The present study aims to assess vasculat effect of an acute intake of curcumin and its nutrigenomic impact in circulating immune cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a randomised, double-blind, crossover design, eighteen healthy smokers consumed a placebo or a 5-gram of curcumin. Before and two hours after the intake, vascular function measurements were performed by using flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
October 15, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033507/syntax-score-of-infarct-related-artery-other-than-the-number-of-coronary-balloon-inflations-and-deflations-as-an-independent-predictor-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Cheng-Wei Liu, Pen-Chih Liao, Kuo-Chin Chen, Jung-Cheng Hsu, Chung-Ming Tu, Yen-Wen Wu, Ai-Hsien Li, Shin-Rong Ke, Jiunn-Lee Lin
BACKGROUND: Although remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) has been shown to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome, its efficacy in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. We examined the relationship among balloon inflations and deflations (BID) times, SYNTAX score of infarction-related artery (SI), periprocedural complications, and CIAKI in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI)...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033410/total-small-vessel-disease-score-in-neurologically-healthy-japanese-adults-in-the-kashima-scan-study
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Yusuke Yakushiji, Andreas Charidimou, Tomoyuki Noguchi, Masashi Nishihara, Makoto Eriguchi, Yusuke Nanri, Atsushi Kawaguchi, Tatsumi Hirotsu, David J Werring, Hideo Hara
Objective We explored the association between the total small vessel disease (SVD) score obtained with magnetic resonance imaging and risk factors and outcomes in the Japanese population. Methods The presence of SVD features, including lacunes, cerebral microbleeds, white matter changes, and basal ganglia perivascular spaces on MRI, was summed to obtain a "total SVD score" (range 0-4). Ordinal and multinomial logistic regression analyses were performed to investigate the association of higher total SVD scores with vascular risk factors, the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, and cerebral atrophy...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033290/nonvascularized-cartilage-grafts-versus-vascularized-cartilage-flaps-comparison-of-cartilage-quality-6%C3%A2-months-after-transfer-and-isolated-from-surrounding%C3%A2-bone-ingrowth
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James P Higgins, Farzad Borumandi, Heinz K Bürger, Mehmet Emre Benlidayı, Anna Vasilyeva, Leman Sencar, Sait Polat, Alexander J Gaggl
PURPOSE: Subchondral perfusion of osteochondral grafts has been shown to be important in preventing long-term cartilage degeneration. In carpal reconstruction, subchondral perfusion from the graft bed is limited. This study's purpose was to compare the histological characteristics of cartilage in osteochondral grafts supported by synovial imbibition alone to cartilage of vascularized osteochondral flaps that have both synovial and vascular pedicle perfusion. METHODS: Two adjacent osteochondral segments were harvested on the medial femoral trochlea in domestic 6- to 8-month-old pigs...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032980/management-of-finger-deep-burns-the-interest-of-local-flaps
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Franck Duteille, Audrey Leduc, Julien Verdier, Michael Atlan, Pierre Perrot
INTRODUCTION: The management of finger deep burns is still problematic for the surgeon. Due to the fineness and the thickness of the subcutaneous tissue, after excision there is an important risk of exposure of the underlying tissue like bone, nerve or tendons. Local flaps (random pattern flap and pedicle flap) allowed ensuring a good quality covering with a tissue with many advantages (good thickness, sensitivity). On the contrary of all other techniques, flaps can be used independently from the vascular quality of the wound bed...
October 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030923/does-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-restore-peripheral-circulatory-homeostasis
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Chukwudiebube N Ajaero, Cher-Rin Chong, Nathan E K Procter, Saifei Liu, Yuliy Y Chirkov, Tamila Heresztyn, Wai Ping Alicia Chan, Margaret A Arstall, Andrew D McGavigan, Michael P Frenneaux, John D Horowitz
AIMS: To evaluate whether peripheral circulatory 'remodelling' as measured by changes in vascular compliance and in markers of nitric oxide signalling contributes to patient response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Effects of CRT were evaluated in 33 patients pre-procedure and 6 months post-procedure. Peak oxygen consumption, 6 min walk distance, New York Heart Association class, and quality of life score were evaluated. Augmentation index and its interactions with nitric oxide (NO) were evaluated by applanation tonometry...
October 13, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030660/tofacitinib-improves-atherosclerosis-despite-up-regulating-serum-cholesterol-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cohort-study
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Kensuke Kume, Kanzo Amano, Susumu Yamada, Toshikatsu Kanazawa, Hiroyuki Ohta, Kazuhiko Hatta, Kuniki Amano, Noriko Kuwaba
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. This study aimed to analyze the effects of Tofacitinib treatment, a Janus kinase inhibitor, on atherosclerosis in patients with RA. Patients with an active RA (28-joint disease activity score-erythrocyte sedimentation rate > 3.2) despite methotrexate (MTX) treatment 12 mg/week were included in this open-label prospective study and started on Tofacitinib (10 mg/day, 5 mg twice/day). Japanese guideline does not allow high dose of MTX...
October 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030013/outcomes-of-patients-at-estimated-low-surgical-risk-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-with-balloon-expandable-prostheses
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Leire Unzué, Eulogio García, Rodrigo Teijeiro, Belén Díaz Antón, Miguel Rodríguez Del Río, Jorge Solís, Belen Rubio Alonso, Juan Medina, Francisco José Rodríguez Rodrigo, Francisco Javier Parra
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is an accepted treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis and high surgical risk. However, there is lack in data about TAVI in low-risk patients that are already being treated with this therapy in some clinical contexts. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients treated with transfemoral TAVI using Edwards Sapien prosthesis in one center was performed, classifying the patients into three groups according to the surgical risk (high/intermediate/low risk for STS score>8/4-8/<4)...
August 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029334/effect-of-long-term-hydroxychloroquine-on-vascular-events-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-database-prospective-cohort-study
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Chung-Yuan Hsu, Yu-Sheng Lin, Yu-Jih Su, Hsing-Fen Lin, Ming-Shyan Lin, Ya-Jhu Syu, Tien-Tsai Cheng, Shan-Fu Yu, Jia-Feng Chen, Tien-Hsing Chen
Objectives: The incidence of thromboembolism in patients with SLE is higher than that in the general population. HCQ, widely used to treat lupus, may have vascular protective effects. The aim of this study was to determine whether long-term HCQ exposure is associated with decreased thromboembolism risk in SLE. Methods: We designed a prospective cohort study within an SLE population based on the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. We divided participants into HCQ and control groups according to HCQ prescription during the first year...
September 27, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029237/cpap-does-not-reduce-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-nonsleepy-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Erik Thunström, Helena Glantz, Tülay Yucel-Lindberg, Kristin Lindberg, Mustafa Saygin, Yüksel Peker
Objectives: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and enhanced vascular inflammation coexist in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is first-line treatment for OSA with daytime sleepiness. This analysis of data from the RICCADSA trial investigated the effects of CPAP on inflammatory markers in patients with CAD and nonsleepy OSA. Methods: This single-center, randomized, controlled, open-label trial enrolled consecutive revascularized patients with nonsleepy OSA (apnea-hypopnea index >15/h; Epworth Sleepiness Scale score <10)...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028083/association-between-advanced-oxidation-protein-products-aopp-and-vascular-calcification-in-uremic-patients
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L Lin, G-J Zhao, L-L Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between serum advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) and vascular calcification in uremic patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The general data of included subjects were collected, and the serum AOPP, intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH), creatinine (Cre), Urea, calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterin (LDL-C), hemoglobin (Hb) and albumin (ALB) were detected...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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