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arterial hypertension microcirculation

Luca Luzzi, Federico Franchi, Annarita Dapoto, Marco Ghisalberti, Roberto Corzani, Daniele Marrelli, Luca Marchetti, Piero Paladini, Sabino Scolletta
Background: In the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma the Hyperthermic Intra THOracic Chemotherapy (HITHOC) can improve the efficacy of pleurectomy and decortication with a local cytotoxic effect. However its biological impact in patient's hemodynamic and microcirculatory changes were rarely investigated. Aim of this study is to describe our experience with HITHOC after pleurectomy and decortication evaluating the role of sublingual video-microscopy in assessing the microcirculatory changes in the perioperative period...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Nathalie Thorin-Trescases, Olivia de Montgolfier, Anthony Pinçon, Adeline Raignault, Laurie Caland, Pauline Labbé, Eric Thorin
Aging is a modern concept: human life expectancy has more than doubled in less than 150 years in Western countries. Longer lifespan, however, reveals age-related diseases, including cerebrovascular diseases. The vascular system is a prime target of aging: the "wear and tear" of large elastic arteries exposed to a life-long pulsatile pressure causes arterial stiffening by fragmentation of elastin fibers and replacement by stiffer collagen. This arterial stiffening increases in return the amplitude of the pulse pressure (PP), its wave penetrating deeper into the microcirculation of low resistance, high flow organs such as the brain...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Chun Zhou, Edward S Crockett, Lynn Batten, Ivan F McMurtry, Troy Stevens
Here, we tested the hypothesis that severe pulmonary arterial hypertension impairs retrograde perfusion. To test this hypothesis, pulmonary arterial hypertension was induced in Fischer rats using a single injection of Sugen 5416 followed by 3 weeks of exposure to 10% hypoxia and then 2 weeks of normoxia. This Sugen 5416 and hypoxia regimen caused severe pulmonary arterial hypertension, with a Fulton Index of 0.73+0.07, reductions in both the pulmonary arterial acceleration time and pulmonary arterial acceleration to pulmonary arterial ejection times ratio, and extensive medial hypertrophy and occlusive neointimal lesions...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Rosa Maria Bruno, Stefano Masi, Marco Taddei, Stefano Taddei, Agostino Virdis
In healthy conditions, the endothelium plays a pivotal role in maintaining vascular homeostasis, mainly by the production of the relaxing factor nitric oxide (NO), which protects the vessel wall from those mechanisms favouring the development of vascular atherosclerosis. Aging is a powerful cardiovascular risk factors associated with endothelial dysfunction. In details, an alteration in the NO substrate L-arginine is the major factor responsible for endothelial dysfunction with advancing age, while reactive oxygen species (ROS) excess generation, which in turn reduce NO availability, plays a role in oldest individuals only...
January 9, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
Michael Wilk, Bettina G Zelger, Undine Hauser, Reinhard Höpfl, Bernhard Zelger
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is an inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology. Herein, we present a review of the disease and report our own clinical and histopathological experience in eleven patients. EPDS tends to spontaneously affect bald areas of the scalp in elderly individuals. A history of previous surgery at the same site - as observed in four of our patients - is common. Coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular insult, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and severe cases of cancer were frequent comorbidities...
January 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
Damiano Rizzoni, Claudia Agabiti Rosei, Carolina De Ciuceis, Francesco Semeraro, Marco Rizzoni, Franco Docchio
Essential hypertension is associated with structural alterations in the microvessels; in particular, an increase in the media thickness to internal lumen ratio of small resistance arteries (MLR) and a reduction in capillary density have been observed. The evaluation of the morphological characteristics of small resistance arteries in humans is challenging. The gold-standard method is generally considered to be the measurement by wire or pressure micromyography of MLR of subcutaneous small vessels obtained by local biopsies...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Yannick Allanore, Oliver Distler, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Christopher P Denton
Microcirculation impairment and related vasculopathy are hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Digital ulceration is second only to Raynaud's phenomenon as a vascular complication occurring in patients with SSc. Digital ulcers are painful and generate disability. Furthermore, patients may develop recurrent digital ulcers, and it is reasonable to question whether the outcomes of such patients might be different from those of patients who are not affected. Recently, several registries have provided relevant information about digital ulcers...
February 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Machalińska Anna, Pius-Sadowska Ewa, Babiak Katarzyna, Sałacka Anna, Safranow Krzysztof, Kawa Miłosz Piotr, Machaliński Bogusław
PURPOSE: Hypertension (HT) strongly affects the vascular endothelium, resulting in chronic inflammatory disease. Dynamic vessel analysis (DVA) is a modern methodological approach to analyze vascular function in the retinal microcirculation. The aim of this study was to examine whether a defective retinal vessels response is associated with HT-induced endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retinal vessel reactions to flicker stimulation were examined by DVA in both eyes of 37 hypertensive and 41 healthy control subjects...
November 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
Fuyou Liang, Debao Guan, Jordi Alastruey
Hypertension is a well-documented predictive factor for cardiovascular events. Clinical studies have extensively demonstrated the differential hemodynamic consequences of various anti-hypertensive drugs, but failed to clearly elucidate the underlying mechanisms due to the difficulty in performing a quantitative deterministic analysis based on clinical data that carry confounding information stemming from inter-patient differences and the nonlinearity of cardiovascular hemodynamics. In the present study, a multi-scale model of the cardiovascular system was developed to quantitatively investigate the relationships between hemodynamic variables and cardiovascular properties under hypertensive conditions, aiming to establish a theoretical basis for assisting in the interpretation of clinical observations or optimization of therapy...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Dennis Kannenkeril, Joanna M Harazny, Agnes Bosch, Christian Ott, Georg Michelson, Roland E Schmieder, Stefanie Friedrich
PURPOSE: Retinal microcirculation represents an easily accessible, non-invasive, in-vivo possibility to assess early microvascular changes. In addition to the assessment of functional (e.g. retinal capillary flow, RCF) and retinal arteriolar structural parameters (e.g. wall-to-lumen-ratio, WLR) we now suggest a new parameter reflecting the resistance in small retinal arterioles (RVR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 45 normotensive (NT) subjects and 123 patients with hypertension stage 1 (HT) we assessed RCF, WLR, arteriolar diameter, lumen diameter and wall cross section area in the retinal circulation by using scanning laser Doppler flowmetry (SLDF)...
October 23, 2017: Blood Pressure
Madeline Nieves-Cintrón, Arsalan U Syed, Matthew A Nystoriak, Manuel F Navedo
Voltage-gated potassium (KV ) channels are key regulators of vascular smooth muscle contractility and vascular tone, and thus have major influence on the microcirculation. KV channels are important determinants of vascular smooth muscle membrane potential (Em ). A number of KV subunits are expressed in the plasma membrane of smooth muscle cells. Each subunit confers distinct kinetics and regulatory properties that allow for fine control of Em to orchestrate vascular tone. Modifications in KV subunit expression and/or channel activity can contribute to changes in vascular smooth muscle contractility in response to different stimuli and in diverse pathological conditions...
October 16, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
Miriam M Cortese-Krott, Evanthia Mergia, Christian M Kramer, Wiebke Lückstädt, Jiangning Yang, Georg Wolff, Christina Panknin, Thilo Bracht, Barbara Sitek, John Pernow, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Martin Feelisch, Doris Koesling, Malte Kelm
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with decreased NO bioavailability and impaired activation of the NO receptor soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) in the vasculature and in platelets. Red blood cells (RBCs) are known to produce NO under hypoxic and normoxic conditions; however evidence of expression and/or activity of sGC and downstream signaling pathway including phopshodiesterase (PDE)-5 and protein kinase G (PKG) in RBCs is still controversial. In the present study, we aimed to investigate whether RBCs carry a functional sGC signaling pathway and to address whether this pathway is compromised in coronary artery disease (CAD)...
April 2018: Redox Biology
Janice M Diaz-Otero, Courtney Fisher, Kelsey Downs, M Elizabeth Moss, Iris Z Jaffe, William F Jackson, Anne M Dorrance
The brain is highly susceptible to injury caused by hypertension because the increased blood pressure causes artery remodeling that can limit cerebral perfusion. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonism prevents hypertensive cerebral artery remodeling, but the vascular cell types involved have not been defined. In the periphery, the endothelial MR mediates hypertension-induced vascular injury, but cerebral and peripheral arteries are anatomically distinct; thus, these findings cannot be extrapolated to the brain...
December 2017: Hypertension
Junjing Su, Charlotte Manisty, Ulf Simonsen, Luke S Howard, Kim H Parker, Alun D Hughes
KEY POINTS: Wave travel plays an important role in cardiovascular physiology. However, many aspects of pulmonary arterial wave behaviour remain unclear. Wave intensity and reservoir-excess pressure analyses were applied in the pulmonary artery in subjects with and without pulmonary hypertension during spontaneous respiration and dynamic stress tests. Arterial wave energy decreased during expiration and Valsalva manoeuvre due to decreased ventricular preload. Wave energy also decreased during handgrip exercise due to increased heart rate...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
L A Belova, V V Mashin, O Yu Kolotik-Kameneva, N V Belova, A Scuderi, P L Antignani
AIM: To study an influence of cytoflavin therapy on the cerebral hemodynamics in patients with various stages of hypertensive disease (HD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with HD, I-III stages, were randomized into 2 groups: patients of group 1 received complex treatment (antihypertensive therapy and cytoflavin), patients of group 2 were treated with antihypertensive therapy. The control group consisted of 30 healthy people. The changes in cerebral hemodynamics using the algorithm of the complex ultrasound study of cerebral vascular system were assessed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Markus Belau, Wolfgang Scheffer, Georg Maret
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and thus at the origin of many deaths by e.g. heart attack or stroke. Hypertension is caused by many factors including an increase in arterial stiffness which leads to changes in pulse wave velocity and wave reflections. Those often result in an increased left ventricular load which may result in heart failure as well as an increased pulsatile pressure in the microcirculation l to damage to blood vessels. In order to specifically treat the different causes of hypertension it is desirable to perform a pulse wave analysis as a complement to measurements of systolic and diastolic pressure by brachial cuff sphygmomanometry...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
Hicham Labazi, Aaron J Trask
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a group of cardio-metabolic risk factors that includes obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia; these are also a combination of independent coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors. Alarmingly, the prevalence of MetS risk factors are increasing and a leading cause for mortality. In the vasculature, complications from MetS and type 2 diabetes (T2D) can be divided into microvascular (retinopathy and nephropathy) and macrovascular (cardiovascular diseases and erectile dysfunction)...
September 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Jonathan Beck, Gauthier Loron, Claire Masson, Marie-Laurence Poli-Merol, Eliane Guyot, Camille Guillot, Nathalie Bednarek, Caroline François
BACKGROUND: Depending on the initial pathology, hypovolemia, intra-abdominal hypertension, and sepsis are often encountered in neonatal digestive surgery. Accurate newborn monitoring during and after surgery is essential to adapt resuscitation protocols. Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is non-invasive and can detect hypoperfusion which indicates a low circulatory blood flow, regardless of the cause. OBJECTIVE: Evaluating changes in cerebral and renal regional oxygen saturation during neonatal digestive surgeries, conducted according to normal practices, with commonly used monitoring parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
A Corrado, M Correale, N Mansueto, I Monaco, A Carriero, A Mele, R Colia, M Di Biase, F P Cantatore
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) represents one of the main clinical expressions of the vascular changes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Lung microvascular changes can play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic PAH (IPAH) also. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of capillaroscopic abnormalities in patients with IPAH and to evaluate the differences in capillary nailfold changes between patients with IPAH and patients with SSc with and without PAH. METHODS: 39 SSc patients (19 with PAH - SSc-PAH and 20 without - SSc-noPAH), 21 subjects with IPAH and 20 healthy subjects were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Microvascular Research
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