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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537760/caveolin-1-autophagy-pathway-mediated-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-apelin-13
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Di Wu, Feng Xie, Ling Xiao, Fen Feng, Shifang Huang, Lu He, Meiqing Liu, Qun Zhou, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
Apelin, an endogenous ligand for apelin receptor (APJ), is reported to be involved in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. In this study, we explored the mechanism of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy induced by apelin-13/APJ system. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) rat model was established by constricting the abdominal aorta. Western blots were used for protein expression in LVH rats and cultured H9c2 cardiomyocytes. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to monitor morphological features of cells. In addition, the diameter and volume of H9c2 cells were detected by Scepter™ Handheld Automated Cell Counter...
May 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534128/cathepsin-l-activity-correlates-with-proteinuria-in-chronic-kidney-disease-in-humans
#2
Yu Cao, Xing Liu, Ying Li, Yao Lu, Hua Zhong, Weihong Jiang, Alex F Chen, Timothy R Billiar, Hong Yuan, Jingjing Cai
BACKGROUND: The presence and severity of proteinuria is considered an important prognostic marker in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with mortality and morbidity. Cathepsin L is highly expressed in the foot processes of podocytes in the kidney, which serves as an ultrafiltration barrier. Cathepsin L is also up-regulated in the setting of inflammation as a feature of CKD. Therefore, we postulated that proteinuria severity in CKD patients might correlate with increased serum levels of cathepsin L...
May 22, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533100/effects-of-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-on-heart-rate-variability-and-cardiac-function-in-patients-with-mild-ischaemic-heart-failure
#3
Long Chen, Qianxing Zhou, Hong Jin, Kongbo Zhu, Hong Zhi, Zhongpu Chen, Genshan Ma
BACKGROUND: Cardioprotective effects of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) in the setting of ischaemic heart disease have been shown recently. But the effects of RIC on heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiac function in patients with stable ischaemic heart failure (IHF) are still unknown. METHODS: Fifty patients with stable IHF were enrolled and randomly divided into RIC group and control group. Remote ischaemic conditioning treatment was performed twice a day for six weeks...
May 3, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533096/transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-neuroblastoma
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Ryu Yanagisawa, Ikuko Fujihara, Kazutoshi Komori, Seiki Abe, Takako Ono, Kazuo Sakashita, Tomohiko Nakamura
There have been few reports on pediatric transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO). A 5-year-old boy with neuroblastoma underwent resection of the residual tumor. Because anemia progressed at the end of the operation, transfusion of red cell component was initiated. Ten minutes later, he suddenly developed hypoxemia, tachypnea, and tachycardia. Although elevated blood pressure and bilateral infiltrative shadows on chest X-rays were not observed, TACO was diagnosed based on positive balance during operation and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide elevation...
April 26, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531215/association-of-cord-blood-chemokines-and-other-biomarkers-with-neonatal-complications-following-intrauterine-inflammation
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Yoshikazu Otsubo, Kunio Hashimoto, Taro Kanbe, Muneichiro Sumi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine inflammation has been associated with preterm birth and neonatal complications. Few reports have comprehensively investigated multiple cytokine profiles in cord blood and precisely identified surrogate markers for intrauterine inflammation. AIM: To identify the cytokines and surrogate markers associated with intrauterine inflammation and subsequent neonatal complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed cord blood samples from 135 patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at Sasebo City General Hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530501/palliative-care-for-advanced-heart-failure-in-a-department-of-veterans-affairs-regional-hospice-program-patient-selection-a-treatment-protocol-and-clinical-course
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George J Taylor, Dorothy M Lee, Catalin F Baicu, Michael R Zile
BACKGROUND: Palliative care for advanced heart failure (HF) is generally recommended. However, few reports have focused on the particulars of treatment, or the clinical course of HF on a specific treatment regimen. OBJECTIVE: Palliation adequate to allow patients to avoid HF admission and die at home. METHODS: Patients from a veterans administration regional practice with multiple, recent hospital admissions were enrolled in community hospice programs...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528995/the-usefulness-of-global-left-atrial-strain-for-predicting-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-catheter-ablation-in-patients-with-persistent-and-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation
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Xin-Xin Ma, Yue-Li Zhang, Bing Hu, Meng-Ruo Zhu, Wen-Jun Jiang, Man Wang, Dong-Yan Zheng, Xiao-Pei Xue
BACKGROUND: Given the potential complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after ablation, better predictors of the effectiveness of the procedure are necessary to guide patient selection. AIM: This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical relevance of global left atrial longitudinal strain (GLAS) and AF recurrence after catheter ablation. METHODS: In 115 consecutive patients with AF (persistent, n=62; paroxysmal, n=53), transthoracic echocardiography was performed before catheter ablation to assess baseline left atrial mechanical function using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE)...
May 18, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528982/influence-of-renal-dysfunction-phenotype-on-mortality-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-and-mid-range-ejection-fraction
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Jesús Casado, Marta Sánchez, Vanesa Garcés, Luis Manzano, José Manuel Cerqueiro, Francisco Epelde, David García-Escrivá, José Pérez-Silvestre, José Luis Morales, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero
BACKGROUND: Natriuretic peptides or the blood urea nitrogen to creatinine ratio (BUN/creat) can identify high- vs low-risk renal impairment (RI) in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF). However, the situation in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HF-PEF) and mid-range ejection fraction (HF-MREF) remains unclear. METHODS: We evaluated patients from the Spanish National Registry of Heart Failure (RICA) that were admitted to Internal Medicine units with acute decompensated HF...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528401/cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers-are-associated-with-declining-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetes
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Sara J Jenks, Bryan R Conway, Stela McLachlan, Wei Leng Teoh, Rachel M Williamson, David J Webb, Paul Welsh, Naveed Sattar, Mark W J Strachan, Jackie F Price
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether biochemical cardiovascular risk factors and/or markers of subclinical cardiovascular disease were associated with the development of reduced renal function in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: A cohort of 1066 Scottish men and women aged 60-74 years with type 2 diabetes from the Edinburgh Type 2 Diabetes Study were followed up for a median of 6.7 years. New-onset reduced renal function was defined as two eGFRs <60 ml(-1) min(-1) (1...
May 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524034/-value-of-preoperative-pulmonary-artery-diastolic-pressure-on-predicting-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-bilateral-lung-transplantation-for-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#10
Feng Zhang, Hongyang Xu, Shuyun Jiang, Jiaqiong Li, Shunmei Lu, Dapeng Wang, Zhidong Zang, Hong Pan, Jingyu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the value of the potential risk factors on predicting primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after bilateral lung transplantation for the patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Fifty-eight patients with IPF who underwent the bilateral lung transplantation admitted to Wuxi People's Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University from June 2014 to March 2017 were enrolled. The grade 3 PGD happened within 72 hours after transplantation was taken as the outcome event, and these patients were divided into PGD and non-PGD groups...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523165/plasma-levels-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Haiqing Li, Zhize Yuan, Sen Li, Quan Qi, Jun Liu, Mi Zhou, Junfeng Cai, Anqing Chen, Zhe Wang, Xiaofeng Ye, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) has recently emerged as a risk predictor in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, little is known about the significance of increased plasma MMP9 in patients with perioperative myocardial injury. We aimed to investigate the role of MMP9 in the occurrence of myocardial injury during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD) were recruited in this prospective, observational study...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522136/impact-of-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-on-non-cardiac-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Ryo Imai, Yusuke Uemura, Takahiro Okumura, Kenji Takemoto, Tomohiro Uchikawa, Masayoshi Koyasu, Shinji Ishikawa, Satoshi Iwamiya, Yuta Ozaki, Rei Shibata, Masato Watarai, Toyoaki Murohara
BACKGROUND: The prognostic impact of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is unclear. We investigated the association between RDW values at admission and long-term prognosis in patients with acute decompensated HFpEF. METHODS: The present study enrolled 278 consecutive patients with acute decompensated HFpEF, whose RDW levels were measured at admission. We divided enrolled patients into 2 groups according to RDW value and investigated the association between RDW and patients' mortality...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521969/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-a-is-related-to-the-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-a-and-c-and-is-associated-with-the-invasion-potential-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Y Nakao, S Yamada, S Yanamoto, T Tomioka, T Naruse, T Ikeda, H Kurita, M Umeda
Natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPRA) is one of the natriuretic peptide receptors. NPRA has been reported to play a role in the carcinogenesis of various tumours, as well as functional roles in renal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and skeletal homeostasis. The clinicopathological significance of NPRA in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) was examined in this study. The overexpression of NPRA was more frequent in TSCC (21/58, 36.2%) than in the normal oral epithelium (0/10, 0%) (P<0.05). It was also more frequently observed in cancers with higher grades according to the pattern of invasion (grades 1-2 vs...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516504/prognostic-potential-of-midregional-pro-adrenomedullin-following-decompensation-for-systolic-heart-failure-comparison-with-cardiac-natriuretic-peptides
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Caroline Morbach, Almuth Marx, Mathias Kaspar, Gülmisal Güder, Susanne Brenner, Carolin Feldmann, Stefan Störk, Jörn O Vollert, Georg Ertl, Christiane E Angermann
AIMS: Whereas guidelines recommend the routine use of natriuretic peptides (NPs) in heart failure (HF) care, the clinical relevance and prognostic potential of midregional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) is less well established. We aimed to compare the prognostic potential of MR-proADM after acute decompensation for systolic HF with that of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and midregional pro-atrial NP (MR-proANP), to investigate the significance of high/rising MR-proADM, and to evaluate the incremental prognostic yield of repeat measurements...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515459/associations-between-left-ventricular-cavity-size-and-cardiac-function-and-overload-determined-by-natriuretic-peptide-levels-and-a-covariance-structure-analysis
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Jun Yoshida, Makoto Kawai, Kosuke Minai, Kazuo Ogawa, Takayuki Ogawa, Michihiro Yoshimura
The effects of left ventricular (LV) cavity size on cardiac function and overload have not yet been fully elucidated. We performed a covariance structure analysis and drew theoretical path models to clarify the effects of hemodynamic parameters on the stroke volume index (SVI) as a marker of cardiac function and on the plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level as a marker of cardiac overload. We simultaneously measured various hemodynamic parameters and the BNP levels during cardiac catheterization in 1,715 inpatients of our institution...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515099/temporal-biomarker-profiling-reveals-longitudinal-changes-in-risk-of-death-or-myocardial-infarction-in-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Mark Chan, Megan L Neely, Matthew T Roe, Shaun G Goodman, David Erlinge, Jan H Cornel, Kenneth J Winters, Joseph A Jakubowski, Chunmei Zhou, Keith A A Fox, Paul W Armstrong, Harvey D White, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, E Magnus Ohman, Kurt Huber
BACKGROUND: There are conflicting data on whether changes in N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentrations between time points (delta NT-proBNP and hs-CRP) are associated with a change in prognosis. METHODS: We measured NT-proBNP and hs-CRP at 3 time points in 1665 patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). Cox proportional hazards was applied to the delta between temporal measurements to determine the continuous association with cardiovascular events...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514645/oleanolic-acid-modulates-the-renin-angiotensin-system-and-cardiac-natriuretic-hormone-concomitantly-with-volume-and-pressure-balance-in-rats
#17
You Mee Ahn, Yoon Hee Choi, Jung Joo Yoon, Yun Jung Lee, Kyung Woo Cho, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
Oleanolic acid is known to possess beneficial effects on the regulation of the cardiovascular homeostasis. However, the exact nature of the role of oleanolic acid on the regulation of body fluid balance and blood pressure homeostasis and its mechanisms involved are not well defined. Experiments were performed to identify the effects of oleanolic acid on the renin-angiotensin system and cardiac natriuretic hormone (ANP) system, and also renal function and blood pressure in normotensive and renovascular hypertensive rats...
May 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514310/development-and-validation-of-a-mortality-risk-model-for-pediatric-sepsis
#18
Mengshi Chen, Xiulan Lu, Li Hu, Pingping Liu, Wenjiao Zhao, Haipeng Yan, Liang Tang, Yimin Zhu, Zhenghui Xiao, Lizhang Chen, Hongzhuan Tan
Pediatric sepsis is a burdensome public health problem. Assessing the mortality risk of pediatric sepsis patients, offering effective treatment guidance, and improving prognosis to reduce mortality rates, are crucial.We extracted data derived from electronic medical records of pediatric sepsis patients that were collected during the first 24 hours after admission to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of the Hunan Children's hospital from January 2012 to June 2014. A total of 788 children were randomly divided into a training (592, 75%) and validation group (196, 25%)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513772/etanercept-protects-rat-cardiomyocytes-against-hypertrophy-by-regulating-inflammatory-cytokines-secretion-and-cell-apoptosis
#19
Q Li, Q Yu, R Na, B Liu
We aimed to investigate the effect of etanercept, a tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor, on rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and its underlying mechanism. Primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats. The model of rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy was induced by endothelin, and then treated with different concentrations of etanercept (1, 10, and 50 μM). After treatment, cell counts, viability and cell apoptosis were evaluated. The mRNA levels of myocardial hypertrophy marker genes, including atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-13, were detected by qRT-PCR, and the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins (Bcl-2 and Bax) were measured by western blotting...
May 15, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513401/brain-natriuretic-peptide-what-the-nurse-needs-to-know
#20
Christopher Nicholson
Rationale and key points Brain natriuretic peptide is a chemical secreted when the heart is under strain. It is sampled by a blood test. This article informs nurses about how brain natriuretic peptide can be used as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for patients with cardiac conditions. » A brain natriuretic peptide level within the normal range in a patient who is not receiving treatment, almost certainly rules out a significant cardiac condition. » An elevated brain natriuretic peptide level suggests an active cardiac condition and further investigations are indicated, usually an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram...
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
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