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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637353/hallmarks-of-pulmonary-hypertension-mesenchymal-and-inflammatory-cell-metabolic-reprogramming
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Angelo D'Alessandro, Karim El Kasmi, Lydie Plecita-Hlavata, Petr Jezek, Min Li, Hui Zhang, Sachin A Gupte, Kurt Randall Stenmark
The molecular events that promote the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) are complex and incompletely understood. The complex interplay between the pulmonary vasculature and its immediate microenvironment involving cells of immune system (i.e. macrophages) promotes a persistent inflammatory state, pathological angiogenesis and fibrosis that is driven by metabolic reprogramming of mesenchymal and immune cells. Consistent with previous findings in the field of cancer metabolism, increased glycolytic rates, incomplete glucose and glutamine oxidation to support anabolism and anaplerosis, altered lipid synthesis/oxidation ratios, increased one-carbon metabolism and activation of the pentose phosphate pathway to support nucleoside synthesis are but some of the key metabolic signatures of vascular cells in PH...
June 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636457/notch-signaling-in-lung-diseases
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Jiehan Jiang, Kui Xiao, Ping Chen
NOTCH is a fundamental signaling system that regulates normal embryonic development and tissue homeostasis in adult life. NOTCH receptor is a single-pass transmembrane protein normally triggered via direct cell-to-cell contact, in which NOTCH ligands bind the extracellular domain of the receptor, inducing γ-secretase cleavage and release of intracellular domain. The intracellular domain binds to the transcriptional effector RBPJκ to activate transcription of target genes that regulate cell differentiation, patterning, and morphogenesis during embryonic development and adult life...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597757/the-cancer-theory-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Olivier Boucherat, Geraldine Vitry, Isabelle Trinh, Roxane Paulin, Steeve Provencher, Sebastien Bonnet
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a mysterious killer that, like cancer, is characterized by tremendous complexity. PAH development occurs under sustained and persistent environmental stress, such as inflammation, shear stress, pseudo-hypoxia, and more. After inducing an initial death of the endothelial cells, these environmental stresses contribute with time to the development of hyper-proliferative and apoptotic resistant clone of cells including pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells, fibroblasts, and even pulmonary artery endothelial cells allowing vascular remodeling and PAH development...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579068/the-impact-of-age-on-urethroplasty-success
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Mya Levy, Ronak A Gor, Alex J Vanni, Kristian Stensland, Bradley A Erickson, Jeremy B Myers, Bryan B Voelzke, Thomas G Smith, Benjamin N Breyer, Christopher McClung, Nejd F Alsikafi, Yunhua Fan, Sean P Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To determine if age is an independent predictor of surgical success in patients undergoing urethroplasty. Urethroplasty performed by excision and primary anastomosis depends on vascular collateralization. Successful augmented urethroplasty depends on graft neovascularization. Older patients have more comorbid conditions including peripheral vascular disease associated with reduced penile blood flow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of urethroplasties from 11 institutions...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578306/multiple-recurrent-ischaemic-strokes-in-a-patient-with-cancer-is-there-a-role-for-the-initiation-of-anticoagulation-therapy-for-secondary-stroke-prevention
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Giselle Alexandra Suero-Abreu, Jia Zhen Cheng, Ryna Karina Then
A 52-year-old woman with a medical history of cervical and thyroid cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, uncontrolled diabetes and heavy smoking was diagnosed with a new metastatic cholangiocarcinoma. While undergoing palliative chemotherapy, she developed dysarthria and left-sided weakness. Imaging studies showed multiple bilateral ischaemic strokes. On hospital days 2 and 5, she developed worsening neurological symptoms and imaging studies revealed new areas of ischaemia on respective days. Subsequent workup did not revealed a clear aetiology for the multiple ischaemic events and hypercoagulability studies were only significant for a mildly elevated serum D-dimer level...
June 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576381/agreement-between-hospital-discharge-diagnosis-codes-and-medical-records-to-identify-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-and-associated-comorbidities-in-elderly-patients
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A Gouverneur, D Dolatkhani, M Rouyer, A Grelaud, F Francis, V Gilleron, A Fourrier-Réglat, P Noize
BACKGROUND: Quality of coding to identify cancers and comorbidities through the French hospital diagnosis database (Programme de médicalisation des systèmes d'information, PMSI) has been little investigated. Agreement between medical records and PMSI database was evaluated regarding metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) and comorbidities. METHODS: From 01/01/2013 to 06/30/2014, 74 patients aged≥65years at mCRC diagnosis were identified in Bordeaux teaching hospital...
May 30, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564620/survivin-in-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
G Gravina, C Wasén, M J Garcia-Bonete, M Turkkila, M C Erlandsson, S Töyrä Silfverswärd, M Brisslert, R Pullerits, K M Andersson, G Katona, M I Bokarewa
Survivin is a protein functionally important for cell division, apoptosis, and possibly, for micro-RNA biogenesis. It is an established marker of malignant cell transformation. In non-malignant conditions, the unique properties of survivin make it indispensable for homeostasis of the immune system. Indeed, it is required for the innate and adaptive immune responses, controlling differentiation and maintenance of CD4(+) and CD8(+) memory T-cells, and in B cell maturation. Recently, survivin has emerged as an important player in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555652/reducing-the-costs-of-chronic-kidney-disease-while-delivering-quality-health-care-a-call-to-action
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REVIEW
Raymond Vanholder, Lieven Annemans, Edwina Brown, Ron Gansevoort, Judith J Gout-Zwart, Norbert Lameire, Rachael L Morton, Rainer Oberbauer, Maarten J Postma, Marcello Tonelli, Wim Van Biesen, Carmine Zoccali
The treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) imposes substantial societal costs. Expenditure is highest for renal replacement therapy (RRT), especially in-hospital haemodialysis. Redirection towards less expensive forms of RRT (peritoneal dialysis, home haemodialysis) or kidney transplantation should decrease financial pressure. However, costs for CKD are not limited to RRT, but also include nonrenal health-care costs, costs not related to health care, and costs for patients with CKD who are not yet receiving RRT...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538274/prevalence-of-pulmonary-embolism-among-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-discharges-a-decade-of-analysis-of-the-national-hospital-discharge-survey
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Srinadh Annangi, Tirumala Rao Dammalapati, Snigdha Nutalapati, Marshaleen N Henriques King
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life threatening preventable medical condition involving sudden occlusion of arteries within the lungs. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory disorder and therefore independently poses a risk of PE. We aimed to determine the association of SLE and PE using National Hospital Discharge Survey data, a national representative sample of hospital discharges throughout the United States. METHODS: Retrospective population-based analysis was done using National Hospital Discharge Survey data for the period 2001 to 2010...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531278/cardiovascular-toxic-effects-of-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Over the past decade, there has been a major shift in chemotherapy from non-specific cytotoxic drugs to molecular targeted drug therapies. As more molecular targeted therapies are developed, new types of cardiovascular toxicities induced by targeted therapies are a growing problem. Cardiotoxicity induced by the human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 inhibitor trastuzumab manifests as decreased left ventricular ejection fraction. In contrast to anthracycline treatment, most cardiac events occur during trastuzumab treatment, but are reversed quickly when treatment is interrupted and cardiac intervention is established...
May 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489768/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hong-Lei Yin, Shi-Qi Yin, Qing-Yan Lin, Ying Xu, Hong-Wei Xu, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND: This study compares the prevalence rates of comorbidities between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-COPD control patients reported in literature. METHOD: Literature was searched in several electronic databases. After the selection of studies by following précised eligibility criteria, meta-analyses of odds ratios (ORs) were carried out with subgroup and sensitivity analyses under random effects model. RESULTS: Eleven studies (47,695,183 COPD and 47,924,876 non-COPD control patients' data) were used for meta-analysis...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488732/involvement-of-the-warburg-effect-in-non-tumor-diseases-processes
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REVIEW
Zhe Chen, Meiqing Liu, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
Warburg effect, as an energy shift from mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis, is extensively found in various cancers. Interestingly, increasing researchers show that Warburg effect plays a crucial role in non-tumor diseases. For instance, inhibition of Warburg effect can alleviate pulmonary vascular remodeling in the process of pulmonary hypertension. Interference of Warburg effect improves mitochondrial function and cardiac function in the process of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471727/safety-and-clinical-activity-of-the-programmed-death-ligand-1-inhibitor-durvalumab-in-combination-with-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitor-olaparib-or-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-3-inhibitor-cediranib-in-women-s-cancers-a-dose-escalation
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Jung-Min Lee, Ashley Cimino-Mathews, Cody J Peer, Alexandra Zimmer, Stanley Lipkowitz, Christina M Annunziata, Liang Cao, Maria I Harrell, Elizabeth M Swisher, Nicole Houston, Dana-Adriana Botesteanu, Janis M Taube, Elizabeth Thompson, Aleksandra Ogurtsova, Haiying Xu, Jeffers Nguyen, Tony W Ho, William D Figg, Elise C Kohn
Purpose Data suggest that DNA damage by poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibition and/or reduced vascular endothelial growth factor signaling by vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibition may complement antitumor activity of immune checkpoint blockade. We hypothesize the programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) inhibitor, durvalumab, olaparib, or cediranib combinations are tolerable and active in recurrent women's cancers. Patients and Methods This phase I study tested durvalumab doublets in parallel 3 + 3 dose escalations...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471306/salvage-lenvatinib-therapy-in-metastatic-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Nicole M Iñiguez-Ariza, Mabel M Ryder, Crystal R Hilger, Keith C Bible
BACKGROUND: Historical anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) outcomes have been terrible, with a median survival of only five months and <20% one-year survival. Improved outcomes are now achieved with aggressive initial therapy in stages IVA and IVB disease, but patients with distant metastatic disease (stage IVC) still do poorly; improved therapies are sorely needed. Kinase inhibitors have emerged as promising agents in the therapy of advanced medullary and differentiated thyroid cancer, but there are limited data regarding the use of lenvatinib in ATC...
May 31, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469671/gender-estrogen-and-obliterative-lesions-in-the-lung
#15
REVIEW
Hamza Assaggaf, Quentin Felty
Gender has been shown to impact the prevalence of several lung diseases such as cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Controversy over the protective effects of estrogen on the cardiopulmonary system should be of no surprise as clinical trials of hormone replacement therapy have failed to show benefits observed in experimental models. Potential confounders to explain these inconsistent estrogenic effects include the dose, cellular context, and systemic versus local tissue levels of estrogen...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467145/implementing-an-advance-care-planning-intervention-in-community-settings-with-older-latinos-a-feasibility-study
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Frances R Nedjat-Haiem, Iraida V Carrion, Krystyna Gonzalez, Alejandra Quintana, Kathleen Ell, Mary O'Connell, Beti Thompson, Shiraz I Mishra
BACKGROUND: Older Latinos with serious medical conditions such as cancer and other chronic diseases lack information about advance care planning (ACP). ACP Intervention (ACP-I Plan) was designed for informational and communication needs of older Latinos to improve communication and advance directives (ADs). OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of implementing ACP-I Plan among seriously ill, older Latinos (≥50 years) in Southern New Mexico with one or more chronic diseases (e...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466120/pulmonary-hypertension-and-cancer-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Fatima A Ballout, Ahmad S Manshad, Tochukwu M Okwuosa
Pulmonary hypertension is caused by cancer and its therapeutic agents including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and even the targeted therapies. Ironically, some of the cancer therapies that cause one type of pulmonary hypertension (PH) could potentially be employed in the treatment of another PH type. Greater awareness on the role of cancer therapeutic agents in causing PH is required. Conversely, since PH is mostly incurable, the potential role of some of these cancer therapeutic agents in the cure of PH should be recognized...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462837/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-1-3-6-trisubstituted-4-oxo-1-4-dihydroquinoline-2-carboxylic-acid-derivatives-as-eta-receptor-selective-antagonists-using-fret-assay
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Nikhil Khadtare, Ralph Stephani, Vijaya Korlipara
The endothelin axis and in particular the two receptor subtypes, ETA and ETB, are under investigation for the treatment of various diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension, fibrosis, renal failure and cancer. Previous work in our lab has shown that 1,3,6-trisubstituted-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-2-carboxylic acid derivatives exhibit noteworthy endothelin receptor antagonist activity. A series of analogues with modifications centered around position 6 of the heterocyclic quinolone core and replacement of the aryl carboxylic acid group with an isosteric tetrazole ring was designed and synthesized to further optimize the structure activity relationship...
April 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442743/impact-of-pneumonia-and-lung-cancer-on-mortality-of-women-with-hypertension
#19
Yuechun Shen, Zuojun Tian, Dongfeng Lu, Junyao Huang, Zuopeng Zhang, Xinchun Li, Jun Li
Essential hypertension is one of the most severe women's health problems. Modern life brings more chances of pulmonary diseases to human. The purpose of the study is to investigate weather pneumonia and lung cancer are associated with the mortality of women with hypertension in different age. A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted in women with hypertension, who were admitted into our hospital in 2004-2013. 14219 women were enrolled and 68.8 ± 12.2 year old (y). Isolated hypertension was 14...
December 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440530/comorbidity-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-lung-cancer-do-we-have-an-adequate-tool-to-assess-it
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Marta Lembicz, Piotr Gabryel, Beata Brajer-Luftmann, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz, Halina Batura-Gabryel
INTRODUCTION: In the recent years comorbidity has been discussed as a factor affecting therapeutic decisions, the course of treatment, and prognosis of patients with lung cancer. The aim of the study was 1. to evaluate the occurrence of comorbidities in patients with lung cancer undergoing surgery, and 2. to investigate the utility of Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and Simplified Comorbidity Score (SCS) for preoperative evaluation of Polish patients with lung cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The retrospective study included 476 patients with lung cancer, who underwent surgical treatment...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
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