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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334126/heartfelt-self-cardio-visual-integration-affects-self-face-recognition-and-interoceptive-cortical-processing
#1
Alejandra Sel, Ruben T Azevedo, Manos Tsakiris
The sense of body-ownership relies on the representation of both interoceptive and exteroceptive signals coming from one's body. However, it remains unknown how the integration of bodily signals coming from "outside" and "inside" the body is instantiated in the brain. Here, we used a modified version of the Enfacement Illusion to investigate whether the integration of visual and cardiac information can alter self-face recognition (Experiment 1) and neural responses to heartbeats (Experiment 2). We projected a pulsing shade, that was synchronous or asynchronous with the participant's heartbeat, onto a picture depicting the participant's face morphed with the face of an unfamiliar other...
October 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333443/systematic-investigation-of-ginkgo-biloba-leaves-for-treating-cardio-cerebrovascular-diseases-in-an-animal-model
#2
Yinfeng Yang, Yan Li, Jinghui Wang, Ke Sun, Weiyang Tao, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Yanqiu Pan, Shuwei Zhang, Yonghua Wang
Globally, cardio-cerebrovascular diseases (CCVDs) account for the leading cause of death, and thus the development of novel strategies for preventing and treating such diseases is in urgent need. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), used for thousands of years in Asia and other regions, have been proven effective in certain disorders. As a medicinal herb for a long time in TCM, Ginkgo Biloba Leaves (GBLs), have been widely used to treat various diseases including CCVDs. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of medicinal herb in treating these diseases are still unclear...
March 23, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331159/the-effect-of-nitroglycerin-on-arterial-stiffness-of-the-aorta-and-the-femoral-tibial-arteries
#3
Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Mao Takahashi, Ichiro Tatsuno, Kohji Shirai
AIM: The effect of nitroglycerin on proper arterial stiffness of the arterial tree has not been fully clarified. The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), which is an application of the stiffness parameter β theory on the arterial tree from the origin of the aorta to the ankle, was developed recently. Furthermore, the stiffness of the aorta (heart-thigh β (htBeta)) and of the femoral-tibial arteries (thigh to ankle β (taBeta)) could be monitored by applying the same theory. The effects of nitroglycerin on CAVI, htBeta, and taBeta were studied comparing the values of healthy people and those of arteriosclerotic patients...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331058/slga-the-homologue-of-the-human-schizophrenia-associated-prodh-gene-acts-in-clock-neurons-to-regulate-drosophila-aggression
#4
Liesbeth Zwarts, Veerle Vulsteke, Edgar Buhl, James J L Hodge, Patrick Callaerts
Mutations in proline dehydrogenase (PRODH) are linked to behavioral alterations in schizophrenia and as part of DiGeorge and velo-cardio-facial syndromes, but the role of PRODH in their etiology remains unclear. We here establish a Drosophila model to study the role of PRODH in behavioral disorders. We determine the distribution of the Drosophila PRODH homolog slgA in the brain and show that knock-down and overexpression of human PRODH and slgA in the lateral neurons ventral (LNv) lead to altered aggressive behavior...
March 22, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330818/cardio-onco-hematology-in-clinical-practice-position-paper-and-recommendations
#5
Teresa López-Fernández, Ana Martín García, Ana Santaballa Beltrán, Ángel Montero Luis, Ramón García Sanz, Pilar Mazón Ramos, Sonia Velasco Del Castillo, Esteban López de Sá Areses, Manuel Barreiro-Pérez, Rocío Hinojar Baydes, Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Silvia Cayetana Valbuena López, Regina Dalmau González-Gallarza, Francisco Calvo-Iglesias, Juan José González Ferrer, Antonio Castro Fernández, Eva González-Caballero, Cristina Mitroi, Meritxell Arenas, Juan Antonio Virizuela Echaburu, Pascual Marco Vera, Andrés Íñiguez Romo, José Luis Zamorano, Juan Carlos Plana Gómez, José Luis López Sendón Henchel
Improvements in early detection and treatment have markedly reduced cancer-related mortality. However survival not only depends on effectively cure cancer, but prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer-related complications is also needed. Cardiovascular toxicity is a widespread problem across many classes of therapeutic schemes, however scientific evidence in the management of cardiovascular complications of onco-hematological patients is scarce, as these patients have been systematically excluded from clinical trials and current recommendations are based on expert consensus...
March 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330611/rationale-for-cardio-oncology-units
#6
Lara F Nhola, Hector R Villarraga
With the rapidly rising number of patients surviving cancer, often in the setting of new or pre-existing cardiovascular disease and risk factors, a need has arisen for a specialty within the realm of cardiovascular care that can evaluate and manage these patients along with our colleagues in oncology and hematology. By the same token, all health care providers involved in the care of cancer patients with heart disease must be fully aware of the impact of adverse cardiovascular effects on the survival of these patients...
March 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330412/early-asymmetric-cardio-cerebral-causality-and-outcome-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#7
Lei Gao, Peter Smieleweski, Marek Czosnyka, Ari Ercole
The brain and heart are two vital systems in health and disease, increasingly recognised as a complex, interdependent network with constant information flow in both directions. After severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the causal, directed interactions between the brain, heart and autonomic nervous system have not been well established. Novel methods are needed to probe unmeasured, potentially prognostic information in complex biological networks that are not revealed via traditional means. In this study, we examined potential bi-directional causality between intracranial pressure (ICP), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) and its relationship to mortality in a 24-hour period early after TBI...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329291/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-versus-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-for-high-surgical-risk-patients-with-left-main-or-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
#8
Mineok Chang, Cheol Whan Lee, Jung-Min Ahn, Rafael Cavalcante, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Duk-Woo Park, Soo-Jin Kang, Seung-Whan Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Seong-Wook Park, Patrick W Serruys, Seung-Jung Park
OBJECTIVES: There are limited data comparing long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with high surgical risk. We evaluated 5-year outcomes following CABG versus PCI with DES in 598 patients with left main or multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and a high surgical risk [EuroSCORE (European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation) ≥ 6]. METHODS: Databases were merged from the BEST, PRECOMBAT and SYNTAX trials...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329277/resting-right-ventricular-function-is-associated-with-exercise-performance-in-pah-but-not-in-cteph
#9
Michaela Beatrice Rehman, Luke S Howard, Luc P Christiaens, Dipender Gill, J Simon R Gibbs, Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Aims: To assess whether resting right ventricular (RV) function assessed by Global RV longitudinal strain (RVLS) and RV fractional area change (FAC) is associated with exercise performance in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). Methods and results: We prospectively recruited 46 consecutive patients with PAH and 42 patients with CTEPH who were referred for cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and transthoracic echocardiography...
February 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329018/a-unique-microrna-profile-in-end-stage-heart-failure-indicates-alterations-in-specific-cardiovascular-signaling-networks
#10
Sathyamangla V Naga Prasad, Manveen K Gupta, Zhong-Hui Duan, Venkata Suresh K Surampudi, Chang-Gong Liu, Ashwin Kotwal, Christine S Moravec, Randall C Starling, Dianne M Perez, Subha Sen, Qingyu Wu, Edward F Plow, Sadashiva Karnik
It is well established that the gene expression patterns are substantially altered in cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, however, less is known about the reasons behind such global differences. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that can target multiple molecules to regulate wide array of proteins in diverse pathways. The goal of the study was to profile alterations in miRNA expression using end-stage human heart failure samples with an aim to build signaling network pathways using predicted targets for the altered miRNA and to determine nodal molecules regulating individual networks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327645/a-novel-point-of-care-smartphone-based-system-for-monitoring-the-cardiac-and-respiratory-systems
#11
Kwanghyun Sohn, Faisal M Merchant, Omid Sayadi, Dheeraj Puppala, Rajiv Doddamani, Ashish Sahani, Jagmeet P Singh, E Kevin Heist, Eric M Isselbacher, Antonis A Armoundas
Cardio-respiratory monitoring is one of the most demanding areas in the rapidly growing, mobile-device, based health care delivery. We developed a 12-lead smartphone-based electrocardiogram (ECG) acquisition and monitoring system (called "cvrPhone"), and an application to assess underlying ischemia, and estimate the respiration rate (RR) and tidal volume (TV) from analysis of electrocardiographic (ECG) signals only. During in-vivo swine studies (n = 6), 12-lead ECG signals were recorded at baseline and following coronary artery occlusion...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323975/muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-is-associated-with-elements-of-the-plasma-lipidomic-profile-in-young-asian-adults
#12
Nina Eikelis, Elisabeth A Lambert, Sarah Phillips, Carolina Ika Sari, Piyushkumar A Mundra, Jacquelyn M Weir, Kevin Huynh, Mariee T Grima, Nora E Straznicky, John B Dixon, Markus P Schlaich, Peter J Meikle, Gavin W Lambert
Background: Asian subjects are at increased cardio-metabolic risk at comparatively lower BMI compared with Caucasians. Sympathetic nervous system activation and dyslipidaemia, both characteristics of increased adiposity, appear to be related. We therefore analysed the association of muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) with the plasma lipidomic profile in young Asian and Caucasian subjects. Methods: Blood samples were collected from 101 participants of either Asian or Caucasian background, aged 18-30, BMI 28...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323917/gh-treatment-in-children-with-prader-willi-syndrome-3-years-longitudinal-data-in-prepubertal-children-and-adult-height-data-from-kigs-database
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N E Bakker, A Lindberg, J Heissler, H A Wollmann, C Camacho-Hübner, A C Hokken-Koelega
Context: Longitudinal data of children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) treated with Genotropin were registered in Pfizer-International-Growth-Database (KIGS). Objective: Evaluate efficacy and safety of GH-treatment in a unique large group of children with PWS. Design: Longitudinal data registered in KIGS, from 1987-2012. Setting: Worldwide retrospective cohort study. Patients: 522 prepubertal children treated with GH for 3 years and 173 children who had reached adult height...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322845/metformin-like-antidiabetic-cardio-protective-and-non-glycemic-effects-of-naringenin-molecular-and-pharmacological-insights
#14
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Annah Nsoaki Nyane, Thabiso Bethwel Tlaila, Tanki Gabriel Malefane, Dudu Edith Ndwandwe, Peter Mark Oroma Owira
Metformin is a widely used drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Its blood glucose-lowering effects are initially due to inhibition of hepatic glucose production and increased peripheral glucose utilization. Metformin has also been shown to have several beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors and it is the only oral antihyperglycaemic agent thus far associated with decreased macrovascular complications in patients with diabetes. Adenosine Monophosphate Activated-Protein Kinase (AMPK) is a major cellular regulator of lipid and glucose metabolism...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321925/effects-of-6-months-aerobic-interval-training-on-skeletal-muscle-metabolism-in-middle-aged-metabolic-syndrome-patients
#15
A Guadalupe-Grau, V E Fernández-Elías, J F Ortega, F Dela, J W Helge, R Mora Rodríguez
AIM: Aerobic interval training (AIT) improves the health of metabolic syndrome patients (MetS) more than moderate intensity continuous training. However, AIT has not been shown to reverse all metabolic syndrome risk factors, possibly due to the limited duration of the training programs. PURPOSE: To assess the effects of 6 months of AIT on cardio-metabolic health and muscle metabolism in middle aged MetS. METHODS: Eleven MetS (54.5 ± 0.7 yrs old) underwent 6 month of 3 days a week supervised AIT program on a cycle-ergometer...
March 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321055/the-relationships-between-the-differences-in-the-central-blood-pressure-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-other-factors-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension
#16
Masaki Ryuzaki, Satoshi Morimoto, Michita Niiyama, Yasufumi Seki, Naohiro Yoshida, Yoichi Oshima, Yuki Mizuguchi, Daisuke Watanabe, Takashi Ando, Atsuhiro Ichihara
Objective The management of blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients is the key to preventing a progression of organ damage. The brachial BP (bBP) has been used as the representative method for measuring the BP. The central BP (cBP), which is, different from the bBP due to the propagation and the reflection of the pulse wave in the arterial system, has recently received attention because it can now be estimated non-invasively. We examined the relationships between the difference in the central systolic BP (csBP) and the brachial systolic BP (bsBP) (Δ) and other factors in hypertensive patients...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321052/saline-infusion-test-highly-associated-with-the-incidence-of-cardio-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-primary-aldosteronism
#17
Reiko Hayashi, Daisuke Tamada, Masahiko Murata, Kosuke Mukai, Tetsuhiro Kitamura, Michio Otsuki, Iichiro Shimomura
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is caused by excess secretion of aldosterone and is an independent risk factor for cardio-cerebro-vascular (CCV) events. The goal of treatment of PA should include prevention of CCV events. A definitive diagnosis of PA is established by confirmatory tests [saline infusion test (SIT), furosemide upright test (FUT) and captopril challenge test (CCT)]. However, there is no information on whether the hormone levels measured by these confirmatory tests are associated with CCV events. The aim of this retrospective study was to elucidate the relationship between the results of the above confirmatory tests and prevalence of CCV disease in patients with PA...
March 18, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320853/cardio-oncology-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibitors-salt-and-macrophages-a-complicated-interaction
#18
Javid Moslehi, Arvind K Pandey, Nirmanmoh Bhatia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320382/laparoscopic-t-tube-feeding-jejunostomy-as-an-adjunct-to-staging-laparoscopy-for-upper-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-technique-and-review-of-outcomes
#19
Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Nirumal Kumar Milaksh, Myo Nyunt
BACKGROUND: In recent years, staging laparoscopy has gained acceptance as part of the assessment of resectability of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) malignancies. Not infrequently, we encounter tumours that are either locally advanced; requiring neoadjuvant therapy or occult peritoneal disease that requires palliation. In all these cases, the establishment of enteral feeding during staging laparoscopy is important for patients' nutrition. This review describes our technique of performing laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy and the clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319786/lower-cardiorespiratory-fitness-is-associated-with-more-time-spent-sedentary-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-pilot-study
#20
Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys, Ruud van Winkel, Joseph Firth, Tine Van Damme, Michel Probst
Patients with a psychotic disorder show lower cardiorespiratory fitness and higher mortality rates compared to healthy individuals. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore whether in patients with first-episode psychosis a low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with decreased physical activity and increased sedentary levels. Twenty-nine outpatients (21 men; 22.8±5.1 years) performed a maximal exercise test to assess their maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), wore a Senswear armband for five consecutive days and were assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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