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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342116/vegf-signaling-in-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Joon W Shim, Joseph R Madsen
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent growth factor playing diverse roles in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. In the brain, VEGF mediates angiogenesis, neural migration and neuroprotection. As a permeability factor, excessive VEGF disrupts intracellular barriers, increases leakage of the choroid plexus endothelia, evokes edema, and activates the inflammatory pathway. Recently, we discovered that a heparin binding epidermal growth factor like growth factor (HB-EGF)-a class of EGF receptor (EGFR) family ligands-contributes to the development of hydrocephalus with subarachnoid hemorrhage through activation of VEGF signaling...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339323/mechanical-thrombectomy-of-acute-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-using-trans-anterior-communicating-artery-approach
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Krishna Amuluru, Charles E Romero, Logan Pyle, Mohammad El-Ghanem, Fawaz Al-Mufti
BACKGROUND: A cross-circulation technique involves gaining access to a cerebral vessel through a patent anterior or posterior communicating artery. This technique may be utilized in patients with emergent large vessel occlusions and an unfavorable direct route to the occlusion. While few previous reports have demonstrated successful cross-circulation technique for treatment of emergent large vessel occlusions, we present the first two cases of trans-anterior communicating artery stent-retriever thrombectomy...
January 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338172/activation-of-nrf2-and-hypoxic-adaptive-response-contribute-to-neuroprotection-elicited-by-phenylhydroxamic-acid-selective-hdac6-inhibitors
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Irina N Gaisina, Sue H Lee, Navneet A Kaidery, Manel Ben Aissa, Manuj Ahuja, Natalya N Smirnova, Sushama Wakade, Arsen Gaisin, Megan W Bourassa, Rajiv R Ratan, Sergey V Nikulin, Andrey A Poloznikov, Bobby Thomas, Gregory R J Thatcher, Irina G Gazaryan
Activation of HIF-1α and Nrf2 is a primary component of cellular response to oxidative stress, and activation of HIF-1α and Nrf2 provides neuroprotection in models of neurodegenerative disorders, including ischemic stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Screening a library of CNS-targeted drugs using novel reporters for HIF-1α and Nrf2 elevation in neuronal cells revealed histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors as potential activators of these pathways. We report the identification of phenylhydroxamates as single agents exhibiting tripartite inhibition of HDAC6, inhibition of HIF-1 prolyl hydroxylase (PHD), and activation of Nrf2...
January 17, 2018: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334526/airborne-particulate-matter-human-exposure-health-effects
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Jonathan E Thompson
OBJECTIVE: Exposure to airborne particulate matter (PM) is estimated to cause millions of premature deaths annually. This work conveys known routes of exposure to PM and resultant health effects. METHODS: Review of available literature. RESULTS: Estimates for daily PM exposure are provided. Known mechanisms by which insoluble particles are transported and removed from the body are discussed. Biological effects of PM, including immune response, cytotoxicity, and mutagenicity are reported...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327562/development-of-a-porcine-beating-heart-model-of-self-myocardial-retroperfusion-evaluation-of-hemodynamic-and-cardiac-responses-to-ischemia-and-clinical-applications
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Daniel Grandmougin, Jean-Mathieu Casse, Antoine Chalon, Yun Luo, Aude Falanga, Vanessa Marie, Fréderique Groubatch-Joineau, Brice Mourer, Marie Grandmougin, David Grandmougin, Guillaume Gauchotte, Juan-Pablo Maureira, Nguyen Tran
BACKGROUND: Retrograde perfusion into the coronary sinus is used to deliver cardioplegia. We developed an in-vivo porcine beating-heart model of self-myocardial retroperfusion (SMR) using the venous route to supply myocardial oxygenation and sought to assess hemodynamic and cardiac responses triggered by SMR before and after a prolonged occlusion of the LAD. METHODS: A bypass-line between the ascending aorta and the coronary sinus was made to perform a selective retrograde perfusion of the great cardiac vein with oxygenated blood (SMR)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314570/transubclavian-approach-a-competitive-access-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-as-compared-to-transfemoral
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Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Paol Rojas, Hipólito Gutiérrez, Silvio Vera, Javier Castrodeza, Javier Tobar, L Renier Goncalves-Ramirez, Manuel Carrasco, Pablo Catala, José A San Román
AIMS: Empirically, transfemoral (TF) approach is the first choice for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We aimed to investigate whether transubclavian (TSc) and TF approaches present comparable major outcomes according to current evidence. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane database for studies with symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who underwent TAVI through TF or TSc/axillary access from January/2006 to January/2017...
January 3, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283333/neurosteroids-and-ischemic-stroke-progesterone-a-promising-agent-in-reducing-the-brain-injury-in-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Syed Suhail Andrabi, Suhel Parvez, Heena Tabassum
Progesterone (P4), a well-known neurosteroid, is produced by ovaries and placenta in females and by adrenal glands in both sexes. Progesterone is also synthesized by central nervous system (CNS) tissues to perform various vital neurological functions in the brain. Apart from performing crucial reproductive functions, it also plays a pivotal role in neurogenesis, regeneration, cognition, mood, inflammation, and myelination in the CNS. A substantial body of experimental evidence from animal models documents the neuroprotective role of P4 in various CNS injury models, including ischemic stroke...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231236/relevance-of-the-cerebral-collateral-circulation-in-ischaemic-stroke-time-is-brain-but-collaterals-set-the-pace
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Simon Jung, Roland Wiest, Jan Gralla, Richard McKinley, Heinrich Mattle, David Liebeskind
Blood supply to the brain is secured by an extensive collateral circulation system, which can be divided into primary routes, i.e., the Circle of Willis, and secondary routes, e.g., collaterals from the external to the internal carotid artery and leptomeningeal collaterals. Collateral flow is the basis for acute stroke treatment, since neurones will only survive long enough to be rescued with reperfusion therapies if there is sufficient collateral flow. Poor collateral flow is associated with worse outcome and faster growth of larger infarcts in acute stroke treatment...
December 12, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222852/free-breathing-whole-heart-3d-cine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-prospective-respiratory-motion-compensation
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Mehdi H Moghari, Ashita Barthur, Maria E Amaral, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a new prospective respiratory motion compensation algorithm for free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine steady-state free precession (SSFP) imaging. METHODS: In a 3D cine SSFP sequence, 4 excitations per cardiac cycle are re-purposed to prospectively track heart position. Specifically, their 1D image is reconstructed and routed into the scanner's standard diaphragmatic navigator processing system. If all 4 signals are in end-expiration, cine image data from the entire cardiac cycle is accepted for image reconstruction...
December 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163061/cyclodextrins-and-iatrogenic-hearing-loss-new-drugs-with-significant-risk
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REVIEW
Mark A Crumling, Kelly A King, R Keith Duncan
Cyclodextrins are a family of cyclic oligosaccharides with widespread usage in medicine, industry and basic sciences owing to their ability to solubilize and stabilize guest compounds. In medicine, cyclodextrins primarily act as a complexing vehicle and consequently serve as powerful drug delivery agents. Recently, uncomplexed cyclodextrins have emerged as potent therapeutic compounds in their own right, based on their ability to sequester and mobilize cellular lipids. In particular, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) has garnered attention because of its cholesterol chelating properties, which appear to treat a rare neurodegenerative disorder and to promote atherosclerosis regression related to stroke and heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149179/postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-data-from-population-based-cohort-studies
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Germán D Carrasquilla, Paolo Frumento, Anita Berglund, Christer Borgfeldt, Matteo Bottai, Chiara Chiavenna, Mats Eliasson, Gunnar Engström, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Patrik K Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Alicja Wolk, Karin Leander
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates a favourable influence of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) if initiated early, but not late, on subclinical atherosclerosis. However, the clinical relevance of timing of HT initiation for hard end points such as stroke remains to be determined. Further, no previous research has considered the timing of initiation of HT in relation to haemorrhagic stroke risk. The importance of the route of administration, type, active ingredient, and duration of HT for stroke risk is also unclear...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132090/the-potential-use-of-transdermal-drug-delivery-for-the-prophylaxis-and-management-of-stroke-and-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Kevin Ita
In 2013, cardiovascular disease was responsible for 30.8% (800,937) of all 2,596,993 deaths, or approximately 1 of every 3 deaths while stroke caused about 1 of every 20 deaths in the United States [1]. To put it in context, about 795,000 people continue to have a new or recurrent stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) [1] in the USA. Mechanical vascular recanalization and thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator are the only clinically useful approaches available now for the management of ischemic stroke [2]...
December 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111008/management-of-blood-pressure-in-acute-stroke-comparison-of-current-prescribing-patterns-with-aha-asa-guidelines-in-a-sub-saharan-african-referral-hospital
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C Kuate-Tegueu, J J Dongmo-Tajeuna, J Doumbe, Y Mapoure-Njankouo, G Noubissi, V D P Djientcheu
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (HBP) is common at acute phase of stroke. It may reflect untreated or uncontrolled hypertension before stroke, or it may relate to stress response. The present study was designed to compare current American Stroke Association (ASA) guidelines with actual prescribing patterns for management of HBP at the acute phase of stroke, in a tertiary care Hospital in Douala, Cameroon. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Cardiology and Neurology department of the Douala Laquintinie Hospital...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104777/studying-the-specific-activity-of-the-amide-form-of-hldf-6-peptide-using-the-transgenic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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A P Bogachouk, Z I Storozheva, G B Telegin, A S Chernov, A T Proshin, V V Sherstnev, Yu A Zolotarev, V M Lipkin
The neuroprotective and nootropic activities of the amide form (AF) of the HLDF-6 peptide (TGENHR-NH2) were studied in transgenic mice of the B6C3-Tg(APPswe,PSEN1de9)85Dbo (Tg+) line (the animal model of familial Alzheimer's disease (AD)). The study was performed in 4 mouse groups: group 1 (study group): Tg+ mice intranasally injected with the peptide at a dose of 250 μg/kg; group 2 (active control): Tg+ mice intranasally injected with normal saline; group 3 (control 1): Tg- mice; and group 4 (control 2): C57Bl/6 mice...
July 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070716/plumber-study-prevalence-of-large-vessel-occlusion-strokes-in-mecklenburg-county-emergency-response
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Adeline Dozois, Lorrie Hampton, Carlene W Kingston, Gwen Lambert, Thomas J Porcelli, Denise Sorenson, Megan Templin, Shellie VonCannon, Andrew W Asimos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The recently proposed American Heart Association/American Stroke Association EMS triage algorithm endorses routing patients with suspected large vessel occlusion (LVO) acute ischemic strokes directly to endovascular centers based on a stroke severity score. The predictive value of this algorithm for identifying LVO is dependent on the overall prevalence of LVO acute ischemic stroke in the EMS population screened for stroke, which has not been reported. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of patients transported by our county's EMS agency who were dispatched as a possible stroke or had a primary impression of stroke by paramedics...
December 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068166/meta-analysis-of-transfemoral-tavr-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement
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Sameer Arora, Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Paula D Strassle, Jacob A Misenheimer, Jeremy A Rhodes, Cassandra J Ramm, Evan N Wheeler, Thomas G Caranasos, Matthew A Cavender, John P Vavalle
BACKGROUND: In the recently concluded PARTNER 2 trial, TF-TAVR cohort was shown to have lower risks of death or disabling strokes as compared to SAVR, whereas the outcomes with transthoracic TAVR were comparable with SAVR. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for all comparison studies between TAVR and SAVR and mortality as an outcome, irrespective of surgical risk. Randomized controlled trials and propensity-score-matched cohort studies that used a transfemoral approach exclusively or stratified results by route of access and reported data for TF-TAVR patients were eligible for inclusion...
October 25, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060113/monte-carlo-method-applied-to-the-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-ejection-fraction-and-its-constituent-components
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Peter L M Kerkhof, B W Yoo, Jean Paul Merillon, Richard A Peace, Neal Handly
Ventricular function is routinely assessed by applying the clinically accepted metric ejection fraction (EF). The numerical value of EF depends on the interplay between end-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV). The relative impact of the two constitutive components has received little attention. Pediatric cardiologists are interested in EF vs ESV when evaluating various congenital abnormalities. Following successful surgical intervention of Fallot tetralogy, many of these patients receive follow-up, not only during childhood, but also when being adults...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051816/eptifibatide-is-associated-with-significant-cost-savings-and-similar-clinical-outcomes-to-abciximab-when-used-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-an-observational-cohort-study-of-3863-patients
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K S Rathod, S Antoniou, P Avari, N Ding, P Wright, C Knight, A K Jain, A Mathur, E J Smith, R Weerackody, A Wragg, D A Jones
INTRODUCTION: Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors are recommended by guidelines in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention. There are few studies directly comparing these agents. The aim of this study was to assess whether eptifibatide is a safe and cost-effective alternative to abciximab in the treatment of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of 3863 patients who received a GPIIb/IIIa inhibitor whilst undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention from 2007 to 2014...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049855/intra-arterial-transplantation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-hbmmscs-improves-behavioral-deficits-and-alters-gene-expression-in-rodent-stroke-model
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Vibhuti, Rehan Khan, Alpana Sharma, Suman Jain, Sujata Mohanty, Kameshwar Prasad
Stroke is a multi-factorial polygenic disease and is a major cause of death and adult disability. Administration of bone marrow stem cells protects ischemic rat brain by facilitating recovery of neurological functions. But the molecular mechanism of stem cells action and their effect on gene expression is not well explored. In this study, we have transplanted 1× 10(6) human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMMSCs) in middle cerebral artery occluded (MCAo) adult male Wistar rats through intracarotid artery route at 24 hours after surgery...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042407/can-favourable-psychosocial-working-conditions-in-midlife-moderate-the-risk-of-work-exit-for-chronically-ill-workers-a-20-year-follow-up-of-the-whitehall-ii-study
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Maria Fleischmann, Ewan Carr, Stephen A Stansfeld, Baowen Xue, Jenny Head
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if favourable psychosocial working conditions can reduce the risk of work exit and specifically for workers with chronic disease. METHODS: Men and women (32%) aged 35-55, working and having no chronic disease at baseline of the Whitehall II study of London-based civil servants were selected (n=9040). We observed participants' exit from work through retirement, health-related exit and unemployment, new diagnosis of chronic disease (ie, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer) and their psychosocial working conditions in midlife...
October 17, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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