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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118860/coronary-flow-reserve-is-impaired-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Serife Savas Bozbas, Serpil Eroglu, Berna Akinci Ozyurek, Fusun Oner Eyuboglu
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common in adult populations. Accumulating data indicate that it is independently associated with a variety of cardiovascular diseases and has prognostic importance in affected cases. In this study, we aimed to evaluate coronary flow reserve (CFR) in patients with OSA and controls. METHODS: Sixty-one patients undergoing an overnight polysomnography were enrolled in this study. Patients with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) >5 were accepted as OSA group (n = 45) and those with an AHI <5 were taken as controls (n = 16)...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096829/ldl-apheresis-improves-coronary-flow-reserve-on-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
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Tiziana Sampietro, Francesco Sbrana, Emilio Maria Pasanisi, Federico Bigazzi, Christina Petersen, Michele Coceani, Beatrice Dal Pino, Andrea Ripoli, Mascia Pianelli, Roberta Luciani
BACKGROUND: LDL apheresis (LA) influences the microcirculation, endothelial function and cardiovascular homeostasis. The aim of our study was to analyze temporal variations of coronary flow reserve (CFR) on the left anterior descending artery, obtained during dipyridamole stress echocardiography (DSE), in patients with severe familial hypercholesterolemia on LA (LA group) or not (not LA group) and ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: The LA group consisted in 10 patients (mean age 65 ± 7 years, male 70%) with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and chronic IHD on maximally tolerated lipid lowering therapy and chronic LA treatment (median 7 years, interquartile range 6-14 years)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094912/recurrent-ischemic-stroke-strategies-for-prevention
#3
Rupal Oza, Kristen Rundell, Miriam Garcellano
Recurrent strokes make up almost 25% of the nearly 800,000 strokes that occur annually in the United States. Risk factors for ischemic stroke include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, and obesity. Lifestyle modifications, including tobacco cessation, decreased alcohol use, and increased physical activity, are also important in the management of patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack. Antiplatelet therapy is recommended to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke...
October 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064277/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponins-can-they-help-in-diagnosing-myocardial-ischaemia
#4
Enrico Orsini, Paolo Caravelli, Frank Lloyd Dini, Mario Marzilli
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin is the most sensitive marker of myocardial injury, but controversy still exists about its role in detecting ischaemia. METHODS: To investigate the role of troponin as a marker of stress-induced ischaemia, circulating high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) was measured and compared with the MB fraction of creatine kinase (CK-MB) in 125 patients undergoing a stress test (53 electrocardiogram/echo exercise, 42 echo dipyridamole and 30 echo dobutamine tests)...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051621/vector-independent-transmembrane-transport-of-oligodeoxyribonucleotides-involves-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-phosphorylation
#5
Minyuan Peng, Yanming Li, Jian Zhang, Yong Wu, Xiaoyang Yang, Ye Lei, Mao Ye, Jing Liu, Xu Han, Yijin Kuang, Xielan Zhao, Fangping Chen
The main roles of equilibrative nucleoside transporters (ENTs) and concentrative nucleoside transporters (CNTs) are to transfer single nucleosides and analogues for the nucleic acid salvage pathway. Oligodeoxyribonucleotides (ODNs) can be transported into the cytoplasm or nucleus of cells under certain conditions. Among ODNs composed of a single type of nucleotide, the transport efficiency differs with the length and nucleotide composition of the ODNs and varies in different types of leukaemia cells; among the 5 tested random sequence ODNs and 3 aptamers with varying sequences, the data showed that some sequences were associated with significantly higher transport efficiency than others...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051121/preparation-and-investigation-of-novel-gastro-floating-tablets-with-3d-extrusion-based-printing
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Qijun Li, Xiaoying Guan, Mengsuo Cui, Zhihong Zhu, Kai Chen, Haoyang Wen, Danyang Jia, Jian Hou, Wenting Xu, Xinggang Yang, Weisan Pan
Three dimensional (3D) extrusion-based printing is a paste-based rapid prototyping process, which is capable of building complex 3D structures. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of 3D extrusion-based printing as a pharmaceutical manufacture technique for the fabrication of gastro-floating tablets. Novel low-density lattice internal structure gastro-floating tablets of dipyridamole were developed to prolong the gastric residence time in order to improve drug release rate and consequently, improve bioavailability and therapeutic efficacy...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991900/intra-individual-variability-and-circadian-rhythm-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-in-subjects-with-normal-glucose-tolerance-and-type-2-diabetes
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Markolf Hanefeld, Katrin Engelmann, Dieter Appelt, Dirk Sandner, Ingo Weigmann, Xenia Ganz, Frank Pistrosch, Carsta Köhler, Antje Gasparic, Andreas L Birkenfeld
Increased levels of systemic vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) in patients with diabetes are associated with increased risk of microvessel disease. On the other hand, low VEGF levels after intravitreal antibody application may be associated with acute cardiovascular complications and treatment failure. Individual levels of systemic VEGF vary in a wide range depending on analytical methods and quality of diabetes control. So far only limited information exists on intraindividual fluctuations over longer periods and circadian rhythms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956647/study-of-controlled-release-floating-tablets-of-dipyridamole-using-the-dry-coated-method
#8
Kai Chen, Haoyang Wen, Feifei Yang, Yibin Yu, Xiumei Gai, Haiying Wang, Pingfei Li, Weisan Pan, Xinggang Yang
Dipyridamole (DIP), having a short biological half-life, has a narrow absorption window and is primarily absorbed in the stomach. So, the purpose of this study was to prepare controlled-release floating (CRF) tablets of dipyridamole by the dry-coated method. The influence of agents with different viscosity, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) and polyvinylpyrollidon K30 (PVP K30) in the core tablet and low-viscosity HPMC and PVP K30 in the coating layer on drug release, were investigated. Then, a study with a three-factor, three-level orthogonal experimental design was used to optimize the formulation of the CRF tablets...
October 17, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954968/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-can-prevent-intravenous-lipid-infusion-induced-myocardial-microvascular-dysfunction-and-leukocyte-activation
#9
Takanori Yasu, Akiko Mutoh, Hiroshi Wada, Mayumi Kobayashi, Yuji Kikuchi, Shinichi Momomura, Shinichiro Ueda
BACKGROUND: Levels of triglycerides and free fatty acids (FFAs) are elevated in patients with diabetes and may contribute to endothelial dysfunction through renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation and oxidative stress. The present study investigated how systemic FFA loading affected myocardial microcirculation during hyperemia via RAS.Methods and Results:Eight healthy men received candesartan, perindopril, or a placebo for 2 days in a double-blind crossover design, and then myocardial microcirculation during hyperemia induced by a 2-h infusion of lipid/heparin was assessed using dipyridamole stress-myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE)...
September 26, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948527/variations-in-the-referral-patterns-to-pharmacologic-and-exercise-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
#10
Mahmoud Eldirani, Omar Chehab, Hussein Hassan, Hani Tamim, Habib A Dakik
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is commonly utilized for the non-invasive evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). It is either performed with exercise or pharmacologic stress. The objective of this study is to compare the referral patterns and diagnostic findings in patients referred for pharmacologic vs exercise MPI. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective study of 429 consecutive patients who were referred for MPI at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (23% had pharmacologic stress with dipyridamole and 77% had exercise stress testing)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943442/the-quest-for-exceptional-drug-solubilization-in-diluted-surfactant-solutions-and-consideration-of-residual-solid-state
#11
Wiebke Saal, Nicole Wyttenbach, Jochem Alsenz, Martin Kuentz
Solubility screening in different surfactant solutions is an important part of pharmaceutical profiling. A particular interest is in low surfactant concentrations that mimic the dilution of an oral dosage form. Despite of intensive previous research on solubilization in micelles, there is only limited data available at low surfactant concentrations and generally missing is a physical state analysis of the residual solid. The present work therefore studied 13 model drugs in 6 different oral surfactant solutions (0...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942939/relation-of-coronary-flow-reserve-to-other-findings-on-positron-emission-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-and-left-heart-catheterization-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-being-evaluated-for-kidney-transplant
#12
Yehuda Paz, Rachelle Morgenstern, Richard Weinberg, Mariana Chiles, Navdeep Bhatti, Ziad Ali, Sumit Mohan, Sabahat Bokhari
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and often goes undetected. Abnormal coronary flow reserve (CFR), which predicts increased risk of cardiac death, may be present in patients with ESRD without other evidence of coronary artery disease (CAD). We prospectively studied 131 patients who had rest and dipyridamole pharmacologic stress N(13)-ammonia positron emission tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (PET MPI) for kidney transplant evaluation...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942444/peripheral-endothelial-function-and-coronary-flow-velocity-reserve-are-not-associated-in-women-with-angina-and-no-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-the-ipower-study
#13
Kristoffer Flintholm Raft, Daria Frestad, Marie Mide Michelsen, Hannah Elena Suhrs, Anna Bay Rask, Malin Nilsson, Thomas Steffen Hermann, Eva Prescott
PURPOSE: We investigated whether impaired flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and plasma biomarkers reflecting endothelial dysfunction are associated with coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) in women with angina and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients (n = 194) were randomly selected women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (<50% stenosis). A reference population of asymptomatic women without CAD (n = 25) was included. We measured FMD in the brachial artery by high-resolution ultrasound...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904388/protective-efficacy-of-phosphodiesterase-1-inhibition-against-alpha-synuclein-toxicity-revealed-by-compound-screening-in-luhmes-cells
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Matthias Höllerhage, Claudia Moebius, Johannes Melms, Wei-Hua Chiu, Joachim N Goebel, Tasnim Chakroun, Thomas Koeglsperger, Wolfgang H Oertel, Thomas W Rösler, Marc Bickle, Günter U Höglinger
α-synuclein-induced neurotoxicity is a core pathogenic event in neurodegenerative synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, or multiple system atrophy. There is currently no disease-modifying therapy available for these diseases. We screened 1,600 FDA-approved drugs for their efficacy to protect LUHMES cells from degeneration induced by wild-type α-synuclein and identified dipyridamole, a non-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor, as top hit. Systematic analysis of other phosphodiesterase inhibitors identified a specific phosphodiesterase 1 inhibitor as most potent to rescue from α-synuclein toxicity...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902590/long-term-outcomes-of-patent-foramen-ovale-closure-or-medical-therapy-after-stroke
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Jeffrey L Saver, John D Carroll, David E Thaler, Richard W Smalling, Lee A MacDonald, David S Marks, David L Tirschwell
BACKGROUND: Whether closure of a patent foramen ovale reduces the risk of recurrence of ischemic stroke in patients who have had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke is unknown. METHODS: In a multicenter, randomized, open-label trial, with blinded adjudication of end-point events, we randomly assigned patients 18 to 60 years of age who had a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and had had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke to undergo closure of the PFO (PFO closure group) or to receive medical therapy alone (aspirin, warfarin, clopidogrel, or aspirin combined with extended-release dipyridamole; medical-therapy group)...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902285/dipyridamole-potentiated-the-trypanocidal-effect-of-nifurtimox-and-improved-the-cardiac-function-in-nmri-mice-with-acute-chagasic-myocarditis
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Sonia Santeliz, Peter Caicedo, Elidiosmar Giraldo, Carmen Alvarez, María-Daniela Yustiz, Claudina Rodríguez-Bonfante, Romina Bonfante-Rodríguez, Rafael Bonfante-Cabarcas
BACKGROUND: As chronic Chagas disease does not have a definitive treatment, the development of alternative therapeutic protocols is a priority. Dipyridamole (DPY) is an alternative to counteract the pathophysiological phenomena involved in Chagas cardiomyopathy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of DPY associated with nifurtimox (Nfx) in epimastigote axenic cultures and in mice with acute Chagas disease. METHODS: NMRI adult male mice were divided into nine groups: three healthy and six Trypanosoma cruzi-infected groups...
September 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875417/chlorogenic-acid-regulates-apoptosis-and-stem-cell-marker-related-gene-expression-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Kazuo Yamagata, Yuri Izawa, Daiki Onodera, Motoki Tagami
Previous studies indicated that chlorogenic acid, a compound present in many fruits and vegetables, has anti-cancer activities. We report that chlorogenic acid regulates the expression of apoptosis-related genes and self-renewal-related stem cell markers in cancer cells. The lung cancer cell line A549 was cultured with or without chlorogenic acid. The presence of chlorogenic acid decreased cell proliferation as measured by MTT activity. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed that treatment of cells with chlorogenic acid reduced the expression of BCL2 but increased that of both BAX and CASP3...
September 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869958/management-of-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report-from-lao-pdr
#18
Phanekham Souvannamethy
We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with a 2-week history of swelling around the eyes and both legs, and generalized body swelling. She had a history of chronic constipation and poor diet but no fever, recent illnesses, or hematuria. Examination revealed bilateral pedal edema and mild ascites. Laboratory investigations showed low hemoglobin 79 g/L, low mean corpuscular volume 53 fL, thrombocytosis 973 × 109/L, and marked hypochromia and microcytosis, with low iron and ferritin. She had hypoalbuminemia and reduced serum protein (albumin 1...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817662/single-scan-rest-stress-imaging-with-99mtc-sestamibi-and-cadmium-zinc-telluride-based-spect-for-hyperemic-flow-quantification-a-feasibility-study-evaluated-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Yuan-Chang Liu, Kung-Chu Ho, Feng-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Fang Yang, Tzu-Chen Yen, I-Chang Hsieh
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate whether the hyperemic myocardial blood flow (MBF) can be estimated using cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cameras with a single, rapid rest/stress dynamic scan. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used as a reference modality for flow measurement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed protocol included both the rest and stress acquisitions within a 24-min scan...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807722/coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-is-not-associated-with-a-history-of-reproductive-risk-factors-in-women-with-angina-pectoris-an-ipower-substudy
#20
Hannah Elena Suhrs, Anna Meta Kristensen, Anna Bay Rask, Marie Mide Michelsen, Daria Frestad, Naja Dam Mygind, Kira Bové, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Reproductive risk factors such as preeclampsia and recurrent miscarriages have been associated with adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. Underlying coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) may be a common denominator. PURPOSE: We investigated whether a history of reproductive risk factors was associated with CMD in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Participants from the iPOWER study, including women with angina pectoris and no obstructive CAD (<50% stenosis), were invited to complete an electronic survey regarding reproductive risk factors: recurrent miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, rhesus immunity, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopausal status as well as migraine and Raynaud phenomenon...
August 11, 2017: Maturitas
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