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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945047/-analysis-of-chinese-patent-medicine-prescriptions-for-qi-stagnation-and-blood-stasis-syndrome
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Jia-Liang Gao, Guang Chen, Qing-Yong He, Jun Li, Jie Wang
To analyze the medication characteristics and compatibility rules in treatment of Qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome. Chinese patent medicine prescriptions for Qi stagnation and blood stasis were collected from the 2015 edition of Pharmacopoeia of the people's Republic of China(herein after referred to as Chinese Pharmacopoeia) and Drug Standards of the People's Republic of China Ministry of Public Health-Chinese Patent Drug(herein after referred to as Chinese Patent Drug). Traditional Chinese medicine inheritance support system(TCMISS V2...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945046/-analysis-of-on-medication-rules-for-qi-deficiency-and-blood-stasis-syndrome-of-chronic-heart-failure-based-on-data-mining-technology
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Qian Wang, Geng-Zhen Yao, Guang-Ming Pan, Jing-Yi Huang, Yi-Pei An, Xu Zou
To analyze the medication features and the regularity of prescriptions of traditional Chinese medicine in treating patients with Qi-deficiency and blood-stasis syndrome of chronic heart failure based on modern literature. In this article, CNKI Chinese academic journal database, Wanfang Chinese academic journal database and VIP Chinese periodical database were all searched from January 2000 to December 2015 for the relevant literature on traditional Chinese medicine treatment for Qi-deficiency and blood-stasis syndrome of chronic heart failure...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944944/endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-anterior-circulation-aneurysms-with-flow-diverters-a-single-centre-experience-with-mid-and-long-term-results
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Ezel Yaltirik Bilgin, Baran Önal, Hakan Emmez, Koray Akkan, Erhan Ilgit, Erkan Bilgin, Emetullah Cindil, Alp Ozgun Borcek
AIM: We report our experience with flow diverter devices in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms arising from anterior circulation with mid and long-term follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 78 aneurysms in 61 patients (range 25-81 years, 13 male, 48 female) were treated with flow diverter devices. 40 (51,3%) aneurysms were treated with pipeline embolization device (PED), 24 (30,8%) aneurysms were treated with SILK stent, 12(15,4%) aneurysms were treated with flow redirection endoluminal device (FRED) and two aneurysms were treated with P64 Flow Modulation Device (P64)...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944900/circulating-mirna%C3%A2-21-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-heart-failure
#4
Jianghua Zhang, Qiang Xing, Xianhui Zhou, Jinxin Li, Yaodong Li, Lin Zhang, Qina Zhou, Baopeng Tang
microRNA 21 (miRNA‑21) promotes the development of cardiac fibrosis, hypertrophy and heart failure. However, whether it can be used as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure remains unclear. The current study assessed circulating miRNA‑21 as a viable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure. The levels of miRNA‑21 and brain natriuretic peptide were measured in serum obtained from the peripheral vein (miRNA‑21‑PV) and coronary sinus (miRNA‑21‑CS) of 80 patients with heart failure and 40 control individuals via reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and ELISA, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944832/icariin-improves-acute-kidney-injury-and-proteinuria-in-a-rat-model-of-pregnancy%C3%A2-induced-hypertension
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Wenyu Zhang, Wei Yuan, Ning Xu, Jinping Li, Wenxiu Chang
Icariin has previously been demonstrated to attenuate hyperglycemia‑induced renal injury, however the renoprotective effects of icariin in a rat model of pregnancy‑induced hypertension (PIH) remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of icariin on PIH‑induced acute kidney injury (AKI) and proteinuria. Following 18 days of icariin treatment between day 1 and day 18 of gestation, which was combined with NG‑nitro‑L‑arginine methyl ester (L‑NAME) treatment between day 12 and day 18 of gestation to induce PIH, the 24 h urine protein level, blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine were measured by using the Coomassie Brilliant Blue method, a commercial enzymatic kit and the picric acid method, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944736/liposomes-for-the-delivery-of-streptokinase
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Lalit Kumar, Shivani Verma, Bhuvaneshwar Vaidya
Streptokinase is an efficient thrombolytic agent used to treat thromboembolic disorders. Conventional streptokinase formulations have limited thrombolytic activity and several shortcomings because of their immunogenicity and dose-related side effects including short half-life, lack of tissue targeting and peripheral bleeding. Different liposomal formulations have been explored by researchers in order to improve thrombolytic activity of streptokinase. Liposomal formulations could improve plasma stability, retain drug for longer periods of time in the circulation and promote selective delivery to the thrombus...
October 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944719/prognostic-value-of-sst2-and-nt-probnp-at-admission-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-mid-ranged-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Anan Huang, Xin Qi, Wenguang Hou, Yanfang Qi, Na Zhao, Keqaing Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare sST2 at admission with N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in prognostic accuracy among different types of heart failure (HF) and clarifying the enhanced prognostic value in patients with HF by the combination of the two biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 164 consecutive patients admitted to our institution for HF were divided into three groups of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
September 25, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944708/partial-thrombosis-of-an-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-prior-to-endovascular-coiling-with-intra-procedural-distal-thrombus-embolization
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Will Guest, Dipanka Sarma, Thomas Marotta
Thromboembolic stroke from migration of thrombus formed in non-giant intracranial aneurysms is a recognized but rare event. We describe a case of partial thrombosis of a 7 mm anterior communicating artery aneurysm, which embolized to the right callosomarginal artery in the brief time interval between two sequential diagnostic angiograms performed as part of elective endovascular coiling, and before any instrumentation had been advanced into the intracranial circulation. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of aneurysmal thrombus embolization observed angiographically in near real time...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944416/regulating-the-alky-chain-length-of-fatty-acid-didanosine-prodrugs-and-evaluating-its-role-in-albumin-binding
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Hongxiang Chen, Gang Wang, Lanzhen Sun, Huicong Zhang, Mengchi Sun, Jin Sun, Lei Shang, Cong Luo
Rational design of prodrugs for efficient albumin binding shows distinct advantages in drug delivery in terms of drug availability, systemic circulation, and potential targeting effect. And fatty acids are good candidates due to their high affinity to albumin. However, how the alkyl chain length of fatty acids affects the binding dynamics between prodrugs and albumin, despite its importance, is still unclear. In the present study, three prodrugs of didanosine (DDI) and fatty acids were designed and synthesized to evaluate the effect of the alkyl chain length on prodrug-albumin binding process, including capric acid-didanosine (CA-DDI), myristic acid-didanosine (MA-DDI), and stearic acid-didanosine (SA-DDI)...
September 24, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944400/role-of-micrornas-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-overview-of-preclinical-models-and-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Clarissa Ruggeri, Sonia Gioffré, Felice Achilli, Gualtiero I Colombo, Yuri D'Alessandra
Cardiotoxicity is a well-known side effect of doxorubicin (DOX), but the mechanisms leading to this phenomenon are still not completely clear. Prediction of drug-induced dysfunction onset is difficult and is still largely based on detection of cardiac troponin (cTn), a circulating marker of heart damage. In the last years, several investigations focused on the possible involvement of microRNAs (miRNAs) in DOX-induced toxicity in vitro, with contrasting results. Recently, several groups employed animal models to mimic patient's condition, investigate the biological pathways perturbed by DOX, and identify diagnostic markers of cardiotoxicity...
September 25, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944309/particle-coatings-but-not-silver-ions-mediate-genotoxicity-of-ingested-silver-nanoparticles-in-a-mouse-model
#11
Sameera Nallanthighal, Cadia Chan, Dhruba J Bharali, Shaker A Mousa, Elizabeth Vásquez, Ramune Reliene
Incorporation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in toothpaste, food containers, dietary supplements and other consumer products can result in oral exposure to AgNPs and/or silver ions (Ag(+)) released from the surface of AgNPs. To examine whether ingestion of AgNPs or Ag(+) results in genotoxic damage and whether AgNP coatings modulate the effect, we exposed mice orally to 20 nm citrate-coated AgNPs, polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-coated AgNPs, silver acetate or respective vehicles at a 4 mg/kg dose (equivalent to 800x the EPA reference dose for Ag) for 7 days...
January 2017: NanoImpact
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944304/wearable-technology-to-reduce-sedentary-behavior-and-cvd-risk-in-older-adults-design-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
Lisa M Krehbiel, Andrew S Layne, Bhanuprasad Sandesara, Todd M Manini, Stephen D Anton, Thomas W Buford
Persons aged over 65 years account for over the vast majority of healthcare expenditures and deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Accordingly, reducing CVD risk among older adults is an important public health priority. Structured physical activity (i.e. exercise) is a well-documented method of decreasing CVD risk, but recent large-scale trials suggest that exercise alone is insufficient to reduce CVD events in high-risk populations of older adults. Thus adjuvant strategies appear necessary to reduce CVD risk...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944098/the-role-of-vitamin-k-status-in-cardiovascular-health-evidence-from-observational-and-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
A J van Ballegooijen, J W Beulens
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin required for the activation of several vitamin K-dependent proteins to confer functioning. A growing body of evidence supports that vitamin K has beneficial effects on bone and cardiovascular health. This review summarizes key evidence on vitamin K status as measured by circulating measures and cardiovascular outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Overall, observational studies indicate that low vitamin K status as measured by high dephosphorylated uncarboxylated matrix gla protein concentrations plays a potential role in cardiovascular disease development, particularly in high-risk and chronic kidney disease populations...
2017: Current Nutrition Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944087/exercise-induced-irisin-in-bone-and-systemic-irisin-administration-reveal-new-regulatory-mechanisms-of-bone-metabolism
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Jin Zhang, Paloma Valverde, Xiaofang Zhu, Dana Murray, Yuwei Wu, Liming Yu, Hua Jiang, Michel M Dard, Jin Huang, Zhiwei Xu, Qisheng Tu, Jake Chen
Irisin is a polypeptide hormone derived from the proteolytic cleavage of fibronectin-type III domain-containing 5 (FNDC5) protein. Once released to circulation upon exercise or cold exposure, irisin stimulates browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) and uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) expression, leading to an increase in total body energy expenditure by augmented UCP1-mediated thermogenesis. It is currently unknown whether irisin is secreted by bone upon exercise or whether it regulates bone metabolism in vivo...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943898/metastasis-associated-in-colon-cancer-1-a-promising-biomarker-for-the-metastasis-and-prognosis-of-colorectal-cancer
#15
He Li, Yi-Xin Chen, Jia-Gen Wen, Hong-Hao Zhou
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most frequent type of malignancy in the world. Metastasis accounts for >90% mortalities in patients with CRC. The metastasis-associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) gene has been identified as a novel biomarker for the prediction of metastasis and disease prognosis, particularly for patients with early-stage disease. Previous clinical studies demonstrated that MACC1 expression and polymorphisms in CRC tissues were indicators of metastasis, and that circulating transcripts in plasma were also significantly associated with the survival of patients...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943635/ng2-antigen-is-involved-in-leukemia-invasiveness-and-central-nervous-system-infiltration-in-mll-rearranged-infant-b-all
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C Prieto, B López-Millán, H Roca-Ho, R W Stam, D Romero-Moya, F J Rodríguez-Baena, A Sanjuan-Pla, V Ayllón, M Ramírez, M Bardini, P De Lorenzo, M G Valsecchi, M Stanulla, M Iglesias, P Ballerini, Á M Carcaboso, J Mora, F Locatelli, A Bertaina, L Padilla, J C Rodríguez-Manzaneque, C Bueno, P Menéndez
MLL-rearranged (MLLr) infant B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (iMLLr-B-ALL) has a dismal prognosis and is associated with a pro-B/mixed phenotype, therapy refractoriness and frequent central nervous system (CNS) disease/relapse. Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2) is specifically expressed in MLLr leukemias and is used in leukemia immunophenotyping because of its predictive value for MLLr acute leukemias. NG2 is involved in melanoma metastasis and brain development; however, its role in MLL-mediated leukemogenesis remains elusive...
September 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943575/comparison-of-the-chads2-cha2ds2-vasc-and-r2chads2-scores-in-japanese-patients-with-non-valvular-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-not-receiving-anticoagulation-therapy
#17
Reisuke Yoshizawa, Takashi Komatsu, Fusanori Kunugita, Mahito Ozawa, Shingen Ohwada, Yoshihiro Satoh, Yoshihiro Morino, Motoyuki Nakamura
Objective It remains unclear whether the CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, or R2CHADS2 score is the most useful for the risk stratification of ischemic stroke/systemic thromboembolism (IS/SE) in Japanese patients with paroxysmal non-valvular atrial fibrillation (PNVAF). Methods and Results We investigated the incidence of IS/SE on the basis of the CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, and R2CHADS2 scores in 332 consecutive PNVAF patients (224 men, mean age: 65±13 years) who had not been administered anticoagulation therapy but who were administered antiarrhythmic drug therapy to maintain sinus rhythm between August 1995 and July 2008 before the 2008 Japanese Circulation Society guideline was issued (mean follow-up period: 53±35 months)...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943530/prescription-optimization-and-oral-bioavailability-study-of-salvianolic-acid-extracts-w-o-w-multiple-emulsion
#18
Yanqing Song, Huan Gao, Sixi Zhang, Yue Zhang, Xiangqun Jin, Jingmeng Sun
The purpose of this study is to develop a new method of preparing salvianolic acid extracts (SAE) water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) multiple emulsion (ME). SAE injection is used in the treatment of brain infarct and promotion of blood circulation in China. However, the injection is not convenient, and the oral preparation has poor bioavailability. Hence, a new preparation that is convenient and stable with good biological availability is required. SAE ME was prepared by two-step emulsification method. Combined with single-factor investigation and orthogonal test, the embedding rate and centrifugal retention rate were taken as the comprehensive indexes to optimize the formulation of SAE ME...
September 23, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943516/interhospital-transfer-prior-to-thrombectomy-is-associated-with-delayed-treatment-and-worse-outcome-in-the-stratis-registry
#19
Michael T Froehler, Jeffrey L Saver, Osama O Zaidat, Reza Jahan, Mohammad Ali Aziz-Sultan, Richard P Klucznick, Diogo C Haussen, Frank R Hellinger, Dileep R Yavagal, Tom L Yao, David S Liebeskind, Ashutosh P Jadhav, Rishi Gupta, Ameer E Hassan, Coleman O Martin, Hormozd Bozorgchami, Ritesh Kaushal, Raul G Nogueira, Ravi H Gandhi, Eric C Peterson, Shervin R Dashti, Curtis A Given, Brijesh P Mehta, Vivek Deshmukh, Sidney Starkman, Italo Linfante, Scott H McPherson, Peter Kvamme, Thomas J Grobelny, Muhammad S Hussain, Ike Thacker, Nirav Vora, Peng Roc Chen, Stephen J Monteith, Robert D Ecker, Clemens M Schirmer, Eric Sauvageau, Alex Abou-Chebl, Colin P Derdeyn, Lucian Maidan, Aamir Badruddin, Adnan H Siddiqui, Travis M Dumont, Abdulnasser Alhajeri, M Asif Taqi, Khaled Asi, Jeffrey S Carpenter, Alan Boulos, Gaurav Jindal, Ajit S Puri, Rohan Chitale, Eric M Deshaies, David H Robinson, David F Kallmes, Blaise W Baxter, Mouhammad A Jumaa, Peter Sunenshine, Aniel Q Majjhoo, Joey D English, Shuichi Suzuki, Richard D Fessler, Josser E Delgado Almandoz, Jerry C Martin, Nils H Mueller-Kronast
Background -Endovascular treatment with mechanical thrombectomy (MT) is beneficial for acute stroke patients suffering a large vessel occlusion, though treatment efficacy is highly time-dependent. We hypothesized that interhospital transfer to endovascular-capable centers would result in treatment delays and worse clinical outcomes compared to direct presentation. Methods -STRATIS was a prospective, multicenter, observational, single-arm study of real-world MT for acute stroke due to anterior-circulation large vessel occlusion performed at 55 sites over 2 years, including 1000 patients with severe stroke and treated within 8 hours...
September 24, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943421/rotational-vertebral-artery-dissection-secondary-to-an-anomalous-entrance-into-transverse-foramen-case-report
#20
Stephen A Johnson, Andrew F Ducruet, J B Bellotte, Charles E Romero, Robert M Friedlander
BACKGROUND: Rotational vertebral artery occlusion is a rare syndrome characterized by vertebrobasilar insufficiency secondary to position-dependent occlusion of the vertebral artery. Most cases reported in the literature have been attributed to osteophytic compression, either from the occipital condyle or within the transverse foramen. However, vertebral artery dissection secondary to motion in the setting of anomalous anatomy has not been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: To the authors' knowledge, rotational vertebral artery occlusion and dissection secondary to anomalous entrance into the transverse foramen has never been reported...
September 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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