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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161795/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-combined-with-renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-male-a-case-report
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Myung Jin Oh
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is one of the rare causes of small bowel obstruction. It develops following a marked decrease in the angle between SMA and the abdominal aorta due to weight loss, anatomical anomalies, or following surgeries. Nutcracker syndrome in the left renal vein may also occur following a decrease in the aortomesenteric angle. Though SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome share the same pathogenesis, concurrent development has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a 23-year-old healthy male diagnosed with SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome due to severe weight reduction...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161771/tetramethylpyrazine-nitrone-activates-akt-creb-through-increasing-bdnf-expression-to-promote-post-ischemic-neuroregeneration-and-recovery-of-neurological-functions-in-rats
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Gaoxiao Zhang, Tao Zhang, Ning Li, Liangmiao Wu, Jianbo Gu, Cuimei Li, Chen Zhao, Wei Liu, Luchen Shan, Pei Yu, Xifei Yang, Yaohui Tang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yuqiang Wang, Yewei Sun, Zaijun Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuronal regeneration from endogenous precursors is an attractive strategy for the treatment of ischemic stroke; however, most stroke-generated new born neurons die over time. Therefore, a drug that is both neuroprotective and pro-neurogenic may be promising. In this study, we assessed the neurogenic and oligodendrogenic effects of tetramethylpyrazine nitrone (TBN), a neuroprotective drug candidate for stroke, in a rat model of ischemic stroke. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161755/kv-1-channel-expression-and-vasomotor-function-in-human-coronary-resistance-arteries
#3
Yoshinori Nishijima, Ankush Korishettar, Dawid S Chabowski, Sheng Cao, Xiaodong Zheng, David D Gutterman, David X Zhang
OBJECTIVES: KV channels are important regulators of vascular tone, but the identity of specific KV channels involved and their regulation in disease remain less well understood. We determined the expression of KV 1 channel subunits and their role in cAMP-mediated dilation in coronary resistance arteries from subjects with and without coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Human coronary arteries and arterioles (HCA) from non-CAD and CAD patients were assessed for mRNA and protein expression of KV 1 channel subunits with molecular techniques and for vasodilator response with isolated arterial myography...
November 21, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161704/long-term-renal-and-cardiac-outcomes-after-stenting-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-and-atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Cristiana Catena, GianLuca Colussi, Gabriele Brosolo, Nicolas Verheyen, Marileda Novello, Nicole Bertin, Alessandro Cavarape, Leonardo A Sechi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) is frequently detected in patients with resistant hypertension (RHTN), but the evidence supporting the utility of renal revascularization in these patients is limited. This prospective, observational study investigates the outcomes of renal stenting in patients with RHTN and hemodynamically significant ARAS. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with RHTN were selected because of angiographic evidence of ARAS >70% and were followed for 4 years after renal stenting...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161693/long-term-outcomes-of-ischemic-stroke-of-undetermined-mechanism-a-population-based-prospective-cohort
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Negar Morovatdar, Amanda G Thrift, Moira K Kapral, Réza Behrouz, Hamidreza Saber, Amin Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Farzadfard, Naghmeh Mokhber, Saverio Stranges, Mahmoud Reza Azarpazhooh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the short- and long-term outcomes of ischemic stroke of undetermined mechanism (ISUM). METHODS: Subjects were recruited from the Mashhad Stroke Incidence Study. Ischemic stroke (IS) was classified on the basis of the TOAST criteria. We further categorized patients with ISUM into ISUMneg (negative clinical/test results for large artery, small artery) and ISUMinc (incomplete investigations). Cox proportional hazard models and the competing-risk regression model were used to compare 1 and 5 years mortality (all-causes) and recurrent rate among IS subtypes...
November 21, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161690/catechins-blunt-the-effects-of-oxldl-and-its-primary-metabolite-phosphatidylcholine-hydroperoxide-on-endothelial-dysfunction-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-restoration-of-enos-in-rats
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Hao-Hsiang Chang, Chen-Yen Chien, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Shih-Chung Huang, Chiang-Ting Chien
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We explored the effects of catechins (decaffeinated green tea extracts containing (-)-epicatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate) on atherosclerosis risk factors, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and its primary metabolite, phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) induced oxidative injury in cultured endothelial cell line and rats. METHODS: We used endothelial cell line and male Wistar rats to determine the effect of catechins on oxLDL or PCOOH induced oxidative injury including apoptosis, H2O2 level, vascular responses and urinary 8-isoprostane and nitrite/nitrate concentration...
November 22, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161409/transfer-and-metabolism-of-cortisol-by-the-isolated-perfused-human-placenta
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Laura I Stirrat, Bram G Sengers, Jane E Norman, Natalie Z M Homer, Ruth Andrew, Rohan M Lewis, Rebecca M Reynolds
Context: Fetal overexposure to glucocorticoids in utero is associated with fetal growth restriction and is postulated to be a key mechanism linking suboptimal fetal growth with cardiovascular disease in later life. Objective: To develop a model to predict maternal-fetal glucocorticoid transfer. We hypothesised placental 11β-HSD2 would be the major rate-limiting step in maternal cortisol transfer to the fetus. Design: We used a deuterated cortisol tracer in the ex vivo placental perfusion model, in combination with computational modelling, to investigate the role of interconversion of cortisol and its inactive metabolite cortisone on transfer of cortisol from mother to fetus...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161389/innovations-in-management-of-cardiac-disease-drugs-treatment-strategies-and-technology
#8
P Foëx
Within the last generation, the management of patients with heart disease has been transformed by advances in drug treatments, interventions and diagnostic technologies. The management of arterial hypertension saw beta-blockers demoted from first- to third-line treatment. Recent studies suggest that the goal of treatment may have to change to lower systolic blood pressures to prevent long-term organ damage. Today less than 15% of coronary revascularizations are surgical and more than 85% are done by interventional cardiologists inserting coronary stents...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161309/dronedarone-produces-early-regression-of-myocardial-remodelling-in-structural-heart-disease
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Begoña Quintana-Villamandos, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, María Jesús Delgado-Martos, David Muñoz-Valverde, María Luisa Soto-Montenegro, Manuel Desco, Emilio Delgado-Baeza
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in hypertension is associated with a greater risk of sustained supraventricular/atrial arrhythmias. Dronedarone is an antiarrhythmic agent that was recently approved for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. However, its effect on early regression of LVH has not been reported. We tested the hypothesis that short-term administration of dronedarone induces early regression of LVH in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). METHODS: Ten-month-old male SHRs were randomly assigned to an intervention group (SHR-D), where animals received dronedarone treatment (100 mg/kg) for a period of 14 days, or to a control group (SHR) where rats were given vehicle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161303/nonlinear-dynamics-of-early-atherosclerotic-plaque-formation-may-determine-the-efficacy-of-high-density-lipoproteins-hdl-in-plaque-regression
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Alexander D Chalmers, Christina A Bursill, Mary R Myerscough
We use a computational model to explore the effect of foam cell accumulation on plaque regression following an increase in high density lipoprotein (HDL) influx into the plaque. Atherosclerotic plaque formation is the outcome of cellular and cytokine responses to low density lipoproteins (LDL) that penetrate the artery wall following an injury to the endothelium and become modified. We modelled the cells and cytokines that are most important in plaque formation using partial differential equations. The model includes monocytes and macrophages, foam cells, macrophage chemoattractants, endothelium-stimulating cytokines, modified low density lipoproteins (mod LDL) and HDL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161284/lung-and-heart-lung-transplantation-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Manuel López-Meseguer, Carlos A Quezada, Maria A Ramon, María Lázaro, Laura Dos, Antonio Lara, Raquel López, Isabel Blanco, Pilar Escribano, Antonio Roman
BACKGROUND: Real use of lung (LT) and heart-lung (HLT) transplantation in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is unknown. The objectives were to describe the indication of these procedures on PAH treatment in a national cohort of PAH patients, and to analyze the potential improvement of its indication in severe patients. METHODS: Eligibility for LT/HLT was assessed for each deceased patient. Incident patients from REHAP diagnosed between January 2007 and March 2015 and considered eligible for LT/HLT were grouped as follows: those who finally underwent transplantation (LTP) and those who died (D-Non-LT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161235/influence-of-ductus-arteriosus-on-peripheral-muscle-oxygenation-and-perfusion-in-neonates
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Lukas Peter Mileder, Tessa Mueller, Nariae Baik-Schneditz, Jasmin Pansy, Bernhard Schwaberger, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Berndt Urlesberger, Gerhard Pichler
In neonates, a patent ductus arteriosus (DA) may be associated with severe complications. We used near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with venous occlusion to investigate the influence of an open DA on peripheral muscle oxygenation/perfusion in preterm neonates. Approach: We analyzed secondary outcome parameters collected as part of prospective observational studies. NIRS measurements were performed between the first and third day of life. Arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) and heart rate (HR) were monitored by pulse oximetry on the ipsilateral foot...
November 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160952/transit-time-mapping-in-the-mouse-brain-using-time-encoded-pcasl
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Lydiane Hirschler, Leon P Munting, Artem Khmelinskii, Wouter M Teeuwisse, Ernst Suidgeest, Jan M Warnking, Louise van der Weerd, Emmanuel L Barbier, Matthias J P van Osch
The cerebral blood flow (CBF) is a potential biomarker for neurological disease. However, the arterial transit time (ATT) of the labeled blood is known to potentially affect CBF quantification. Furthermore, ATT could be an interesting biomarker in itself, as it may reflect underlying macro- and microvascular pathologies. Currently, no optimized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence exists to measure ATT in mice. Recently, time-encoded labeling schemes have been implemented in rats and humans, enabling ATT mapping with higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and shorter scan time than multi-delay arterial spin labeling (ASL)...
November 21, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160785/scleral-pits-in-choroideremia-implications-for-retinal-gene-therapy
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Abdullah A Al-Qahtani, Shakoor Ba-Ali, Talal Alabduljalil, Aaron S Coyner, Rachel C Patel, Richard G Weleber, Aniz Girach, Søren K Christensen, Michael Larsen, Mark E Pennesi, Paul Yang
PURPOSE: We report a novel finding on spectral domain optical coherence tomography in patients with choroideremia, which we describe as scleral pits (SCPs). METHODS: Cross-sectional observational case series of 36 patients with choroideremia, who underwent ophthalmic examination and multimodal imaging, including optical coherence tomography of the macula. Optical coherence tomography images were reviewed for SCP, which were defined as discrete tracts of hyporeflectivity that traverse the sclera with or without the involvement of Bruch membrane, retinal pigment epithelium, and retina...
November 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160765/antithrombotic-treatment-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Dan-Mircea Olinic, Dan Alexandru Tataru, Calin Homorodean, Mihail Spinu, Maria Olinic
This review treats antithrombotic use for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In asymptomatic patients, there are no scientific data to support single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) for primary prophylaxis. In symptomatic PAD, SAPT with aspirin or clopidogrel is indicated. The efficacy of aspirin is controversial. Clopidogrel may be preferred over aspirin. Ticagrelor is not superior to clopidogrel in reducing major adverse cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events, but lowers the risk of ischaemic stroke...
November 21, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160727/a-review-of-perioperative-complications-of-outpatient-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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Todd R Borenstein, Kapil Anand, Quanlin Li, Timothy P Charlton, David B Thordarson
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is commonly pursued for patients with painful arthritis. Outpatient TAA are increasingly common and have been shown to decrease costs compared to inpatient surgery. However, there are very few studies examining the safety of outpatient TAA. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 65 consecutive patients who received outpatient TAA to identify complication rates. METHODS: The medical records of 65 consecutive outpatient TAA from October 2012 to May 2016 with a minimum 6-month follow-up were reviewed...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160621/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-heart-failure-including-coronary-imaging-numbers-facts-and-challenges
#17
EDITORIAL
Lisa Adams, Michel Noutsias, Boris Bigalke, Marcus R Makowski
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major risk factor for the incidence and progression of heart failure (HF). HF is characterized by a substantial morbidity and mortality and its lifetime risk is estimated at approximately 20% for men and women. As patients are in most cases identified only after developing overt clinical symptoms, detecting early stages of CAD and HF is of paramount importance. Due to its non-invasiveness, excellent soft-tissue contrast, high spatial resolution, and multiparametric nature, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has emerged as a promising radiation-free technique to assess a wide range of cardiovascular diseases such as CAD or HF, enabling a comprehensive evaluation of myocardial anatomy, regional and global function, and viability with the additional benefit of in vivo tissue characterization...
November 21, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160495/systemic-arterial-hypertension-in-people-living-with-hiv-aids-integrative-review
#18
Maria Amanda Correia Lima, Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão, Ryvanne Paulino Rocha, Kátia Barbosa Franco, Marina Soares Monteiro Fontenele
OBJECTIVE: To analyze scientific productions about the relationship between HIV and Systemic Arterial Hypertension (SAH) in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). METHOD: Integrative literature review in six databases, held in March 2016. "AIDS" and "hypertension" were the keywords used in Portuguese, English and Spanish languages. We found 248 articles and selected 17. The categories formulated were "prevalence of SAH in PLWHA," "risk factors for SAH in PLWHA" and "adverse events of antiretroviral therapy (ART) that contribute to HAS...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160427/review-of-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-uterine-fibroids
#19
Pedro Felipe Magalhães Peregrino, Marcos de Lorenzo Messina, Ricardo Dos Santos Simões, José Maria Soares-Júnior, Edmund Chada Baracat
Uterine leiomyoma is the most frequently occurring solid pelvic tumor in women during the reproductive period. Magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound is a promising technique for decreasing menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea in symptomatic women. The aim of this study is to review the role of Magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound in the treatment of uterine fibroids in symptomatic patients. We performed a review of the MEDLINE and Cochrane databases up to April 2016. The analysis and data collection were performed using the following keywords: Leiomyoma, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation, Ultrasonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Menorrhagia...
October 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160389/protective-effect-of-ischemic-preconditioning-on-myocardium-against-remote-tissue-injury-following-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-diabetic-rats
#20
Meltem Kumas, Ozge Altintas, Ersin Karatas, Abdurrahim Kocyigit
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (IPreC) could provide tissue-protective effect at a remote site by anti-inflammatory, neuronal, and humoral signaling pathways. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the possible protective effects of remote IPreC on myocardium after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) in streptozotocin- induced diabetic (STZ) and non-diabetic rats. METHODS: 48 male Spraque Dawley rats were divided into eight groups: Sham, STZ, IPreC, MCAo, IPreC+MCAo, STZ+IPreC, STZ+MCAo and STZ+IPreC+MCAo groups...
November 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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