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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524025/-effect-of-esmolol-on-hemodynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shupeng Wang, Min Li, Jun Duan, Li Yi, Xu Huang, Desheng Chen, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of heart rate control with esmolol on hemodynamics, inflammatory cytokines and clinical outcomes in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with septic shock admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from August 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled. After 24 hours of resuscitation and other therapy, they were randomly divided into two groups by sealed envelope...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506000/therapeutic-effects-of-oral-dimethyl-fumarate-on-stroke-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-an-animal-experimental-study
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Anahid Safari, Mehdi Fazeli, Mohammad Reza Namavar, Nader Tanideh, Peyman Jafari, Afshin Borhani-Haghighi
BACKGROUND: Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) has immune-modulatory and neuro-protective characteristics that can be used for treatment of acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of DMF on histological and functional recovery of rats after transient middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. METHODS: 22 Sprague-Dawley male rats weighing 275-300 g were randomized into three groups by block randomization. In the sham group (n = 7), the neck was opened, but neither MCA was occluded, nor any drug was administered...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498849/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-second-generation-drug-eluting-stent-versus-bare-metal-stent-systematic-review-and-cost-benefit-analysis
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Thomas G Poder, Jihane Erraji, Lucien P Coulibaly, Kouamé Koffi
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting stents (DESs) were considered as ground-breaking technology promising to eradicate restenosis and the necessity to perform multiple revascularization procedures subsequent to percutaneous coronary intervention. Soon after DESs were released on the market, however, there were reports of a potential increase in mortality and of early or late thrombosis. In addition, DESs are far more expensive than bare-metal stents (BMSs), which has led to their limited use in many countries...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494834/prediction-of-10-year-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-adults-aged-40-79-years-in-china-a-nationally-representative-survey
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Mei Zhang, Yong Jiang, Li Min Wang, Yi Chong Li, Zheng Jing Huang, Jian Hong Li, Mai Geng Zhou, Wen Hua Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To establish the distribution of 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk among Chinese adults. METHODS: We estimated the 10-year ASCVD risk by applying the 2013 American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association pooled cohort equations (PCEs) to the data obtained from the 2010 China Chronic Disease and Risk Factor Surveillance that involved 61,541 participants (representing 520,158,652 Chinese adults) aged 40-79 years. We also compared the ASCVD risk with the 10-year ischemic cardiovascular disease (ICVD) risk, which was calculated using the simplified scoring tables recommended by the Chinese Guidelines for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases (Chinese model)...
April 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458710/tissue-plasminogen-activator-identifying-major-barriers-related-to-intravenous-injection-in-ischemic-acute-cerebral-infraction
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Fariborz Khorvash, Fatemeh Heidary, Mohammad Saadatnia, Ahmad Chitsaz, Zahra Tolou-Ghamari
BACKGROUND: According to previous publications, in patients with acute ischemic cerebral infarction, thrombolytic therapy using intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV-tPA) necessitates precise documentation of symptoms' onset. The aim of this study was to identify major barriers related to the IV-tPA injection in such patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between the year 2014-2015, patients with definitive diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction (n = 180) who attended the neurology ward located at the Isfahan Alzahra Hospital were studied...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457660/ilk-regulates-mscs-survival-and-angiogenesis-partially-through-akt-and-mtor-signaling-pathways
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Bin Zeng, Lei Liu, Shaofeng Wang, Zhiguo Dai
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exert therapeutic effects on treating acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Angiogenesis in ischemic heart can promote the supply of oxygen and nutrients to both ischemic myocardium and transplanted stem cells. Focus is then given to the evolving strategies amied at angiogenesis. ILK has been reported to be an important factor regulating apoptosis and angiogenesis. This study examined the role and mechanism of ILK in MSCs survival and angiogenesis. In hypoxic condition, upregulation of ILK expression increased the phosphorylation of Akt and mTOR, resulting in markedly enchanced MSCs survival and VEGF expression; while significantly inhibited MSCs survival and VEGF expression was detected in MSCs with ILK kinase inactivation, which was associated with a reduction of phosphorylation of Akt and mTOR...
April 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457560/three-year-follow-up-of-patients-with-acetylcholine-induced-coronary-artery-spasm-combined-with-insignificant-coronary-stenosis
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Byoung Geol Choi, Sung Hun Park, Seung-Woon Rha, Jihun Ahn, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Hu Li, Ahmed Mashaly, Min Suk Shim, Jun Hyuk Kang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Sunki Lee, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery spasm (CAS) and significant coronary stenosis are known to be major causes of myocardial ischemia. However, their association and the impact of insignificant coronary stenosis (ICS) on long-term clinical outcomes of CAS patients are largely unknown. METHODS: A total of 2797 patients without significant coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent the acetylcholine (ACH) provocation test between November 2004 and October 2010 were enrolled...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416195/pitavastatin-versus-pravastatin-in-adults-with-hiv-1-infection-and-dyslipidaemia-intrepid-12-week-and-52-week-results-of-a-phase-4-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-superiority-trial
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Judith A Aberg, Craig A Sponseller, Douglas J Ward, Vladimir A Kryzhanovski, Stuart E Campbell, Melanie A Thompson
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV-1 infection are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than seronegative adults. Treatment of dyslipidaemia with statins has been challenging in people with HIV because of an increased potential for drug interactions due to competing cytochrome P450 metabolism between statins and commonly used antiretroviral agents. Neither pitavastatin nor pravastatin depend on cytochrome P450 for primary metabolism. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of pitavastatin versus pravastatin in adults with HIV and dyslipidaemia...
April 13, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400027/socioeconomic-status-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-patients-admitted-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Faraj Kargoli, Eric Shulman, Philip Aagaard, David F Briceno, Ethan Hoch, Luigi Di Biase, John D Fisher, Jay Gross, Soo G Kim, Andrew Krumerman, Kevin J Ferrick
Lower socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the association between SES and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is not clear. We examined whether SES predicts all-cause mortality in patients hospitalized with AF. This is a retrospective study of patients aged >18 years, admitted with a primary diagnosis of AF to Montefiore Medical Center between 2000 and 2010. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to determine predictors of survival adjusted for age, gender, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, previous myocardial infraction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and SES...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387815/atherosclerotic-plaque-vulnerability-in-the-statin-era
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Jan Nilsson
Life style changes and improved medical therapy have decreased cardiovascular mortality in many countries over the last decades. This has been accompanied by changes in disease characteristics including more non-ST segment elevation myocardial infraction and less vulnerable plaques as assessed by histological analysis of surgical specimens. However, many patients with established disease still suffer from recurrent cardiovascular events in spite of treatment with state-of-the-art-therapy including statins. It is likely that this reflects a state of the disease in which statins control the pro-inflammatory effects of lipids allowing other statin-unresponsive disease mechanisms to become increasingly important...
April 6, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374574/a-comparative-assessment-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-as-a-potential-cell-source-for-knee-osteoarthritis-treatment
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Yan Tang, Zhang-Yi Pan, Ying Zou, Yi He, Peng-Yuan Yang, Qi-Qun Tang, Feng Yin
The intra-articular injection of adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) is a novel potential therapy for patients with osteoarthritis (OA). However, the efficacy of ASCs from different regions of the body remains unknown. This study investigated whether ASCs from subcutaneous or visceral adipose tissue provide the same improvement of OA. Mouse and human subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue were excised for ASC isolation. Morphology, proliferation, surface markers and adipocyte differentiation of subcutaneous ASCs (S-ASCs) and visceral ASCs (V-ASCs) were analysed...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363791/inhibition-of-long-noncoding-rna-bdnf-as-rescues-cell-death-and-apoptosis-in-hypoxia-reoxygenation-damaged-murine-cardiomyocyte
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Rong Zhao, Xin Wang, Tianhong Yu, Qunli Wang, Xiaoyu Yang, Jianhui Sun
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced cardiomyocyte damage in vitro bears many similarities to myocardial infraction in vivo. In this study, we investigated whether long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) BDNF-AS has functional role in rescuing H/R-induced damage in cardiomyocyte in vitro. METHOD: Murine neonatal cardiomyocytes were cultured in vitro, and treated with either long (Hypoxia (L)) or short (Hypoxia (S)) H/R conditions. Viability and TUNEL assays were conducted to assess cardiomyocyte death or apoptosis...
March 28, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320101/effect-of-melilotus-officinalis-extract-on-the-apoptosis-of-brain-tissues-by-altering-cerebral-thrombosis-and-inflammatory-mediators-in-acute-cerebral-ischemia
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Gui-Cun Zhao, Yan-Ling Yuan, Feng-Rong Chai, Fa-Jing Ji
Present investigation evaluates the protective effect of Melilotus officinalis (MO) extract on the brain tissues in acute cerebral ischemia. Acute cerebral ischemia was induced by occlusion of carotid artery and rats with cerebral ischemia were treated with MO (100, 250 & 500mg/kg) for the duration of three days. Cerebral ischemia was confirmed by estimating infract volume and neurological deficit score. Moreover biochemical parameters in plasma such as 6-keto-PGF1α and TXB2 and concentration of cytokine, oxidative stress, apoptosis ratio and protein expressions of Bcl2 & Bax were estimated in the brain tissues...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299967/reducing-the-use-and-impact-of-solitary-confinement-in-corrections
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Cyrus Ahalt, Craig Haney, Sarah Rios, Matthew P Fox, David Farabee, Brie Williams
Purpose Although the reform of solitary confinement is underway in many jurisdictions around world, isolation remains in widespread use in many jails and prisons. The purpose of this paper is to discuss opportunities for reform in the USA that could also be applied globally. Design/methodology/approach A review of the evidence on solitary confinement policies and practices in the USA to develop recommendations for reform with global application. Findings Focusing on this evidence, the authors argue that solitary confinement is overused and recommend a multi-level approach available to correctional systems worldwide including: immediately limiting solitary confinement to only those cases in which a violent behavioral infraction has been committed for which safety cannot otherwise be achieved, ensuring the briefest terms of isolation needed to achieve legitimate and immediate correctional goals, prohibiting its use entirely for some populations, regularly reviewing all isolated prisoners for as-soon-as-possible return to general population, including the immediate return of those showing mental and physical health risk factors, assisting individuals who are transitioning out of isolation (either to the general population or to the community), and partnering with medical, public health, and criminal justice experts to develop evidence-based alternatives to solitary confinement for nearly all prisoners...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295592/knockdown-of-long-non-coding-rna-zfas1-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-acute-myocardial-infarction-via-anti-apoptosis-by-regulating-mir-150-crp
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Tao Wu, Dan Wu, Qinghua Wu, Bing Zou, Xiao Huang, Xiaoshu Cheng, Yanqing Wu, Kui Hong, Ping Li, Renqiang Yang, Yunde Li, Yingzhang Cheng
ZFAS1 is one of cardiac-specific or cardiac-related lncRNAs. This study was to explore the functional involvement of ZFAS1 and its regulatory role in AMI. In this study, the models of AMI rat and myocardial cell cultured under hypoxia were made. The expression of ZFAS1 and miR-150 of myocardial infarction tissue or cardiac myocytes was determined by quantitative real time PCR. The regulatory role of ZFAS1 on miR-150 was examined by RNA pull down assay. The effect of miR-150 or ZFAS1 expression on cell viability was analyzed by MTT assay...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284496/qrs-duration-and-dispersion-for-predicting-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-early-stage-of-acute-myocardial-infraction
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E Chávez-González, A E Rodríguez Jiménez, F L Moreno-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between QRS duration and dispersion and the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias in early stages of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN: A retrospective, longitudinal descriptive study was carried out. SETTING: Hospital General Universitario "Camilo Cienfuegos", Sancti Spíritus, Cuba. Secondary health care. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS: A total of 209 patients diagnosed with ST-segment elevation AMI from January 2012 to June 2014...
March 8, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254571/structural-elucidation-of-a-polysaccharide-from-lonicera-japonica-flowers-and-its-neuroprotective-effect-on-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat
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Danying Su, Shi Li, Wei Zhang, Jing Wang, Jingjing Wang, Manhua Lv
A water-soluble polysaccharide, LJPB2, was purified from Lonicera japonica flowers. The present study was aimed to illustrate its structural features and its neuroprotective effect via anti-oxidant activity on focal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rat brain. Via chemical and spectral methods, LJPB2, a polysaccharide with molecular weight of 8.9×10(3)Da, was composed of arabinose, mannose, glucose, and galactose, in a molar ratio of 1.8: 1.0: 3.6: 3.7. In addition, the linkage analysis revealed that it mainly contained 1, 4, 6-linked mannose, 1, 4-linked glucose and 1, 4-linked galactose, with a highly branched structure of araban and terminal glucose...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252371/restaurant-inspection-frequency-the-restofreq-study
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Olanrewaju Medu, Hollie Turner, Jennifer A Cushon, Deborah Melis, Leslie Rea, Treena Abdellatif, Cory O Neudorf, Michael Schwandt
OBJECTIVES: Foodborne illness is an important contributor to morbidity and health system costs in Canada. Using number of critical hazards as a proxy for food safety, we sought to better understand how to improve food safety in restaurants. We compared the current standard of annual inspections to twice-yearly inspections among restaurants "at risk" for food safety infractions. These were restaurants that had three or more elevated-risk inspection ratings in the preceding 36 months. METHODS: We conducted a two-arm randomized controlled trial between November 2012 and October 2014...
March 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249798/mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-extracellular-vesicles-via-mir-210-improve-infarcted-cardiac-function-by-promotion-of-angiogenesis
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Na Wang, Caiyu Chen, Dezhong Yang, Qiao Liao, Hao Luo, Xinquan Wang, Faying Zhou, Xiaoli Yang, Jian Yang, Chunyu Zeng, Wei Eric Wang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exert therapeutic effect on treating acute myocardial infarction. Recent evidence showed that paracrine function rather than direct differentiation predominately contributes to the beneficial effects of MSCs, but how the paracrine factors function are not fully elucidated. In the present study, we tested if extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by MSC promotes angiogenesis in infracted heart via microRNAs. Immunostaining of CD31 and matrigel plug assay were performed to detect angiogenesis in a mouse myocardial infarction (MI) model...
February 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212603/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-cardiac-oxidative-stress-and-local-activity-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-and-renin-angiotensin-system-in-acute-myocardial-infracted-dogs
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Qiaoli Feng, Chengzhi Lu, Li Wang, Lijun Song, Chao Li, Ravi Chandra Uppada
BACKGROUND: This study sought to evaluate the therapeutic effects of renal denervation (RDN) on acute myocardial infarction (MI) in canines and explore its possible mechanisms of action. METHODS: Eighteen healthy mongrel dogs were randomly assigned to either the control group, the MI group or the MI + RDN group. To assess cardiac function, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-diastolic dimension (LVEDD), left ventricular end-systolic dimension (LVESD) and fraction shortening (FS) were recorded...
February 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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