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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211603/impact-of-six-versus-12-months-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-with-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-after-risk-stratification-with-the-residual-syntax-score-results-from-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-i-love-it-2-trial
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Miaohan Qiu, Yi Li, Jing Li, Kai Xu, Quanmin Jing, Shaohong Dong, Zhe Jin, Pitian Zhao, Bo Xu, Yaling Han
BACKGROUND: The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation remains undetermined, especially for those at high risk of cardiac events postprocedure. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the impact of 6 versus 12 months of DAPT after DES implantation based on risk stratification with the residual SYNTAX score (rSS). METHODS: A total of 2737 patients in the I-LOVE-IT 2 trial were grouped according to rSS status (low rSS [rSS = 0, n = 1474] versus high rSS [rSS > 0, n = 1263]) and DAPT duration (6 months vs...
February 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210849/developmental-changes-in-notch1-and-nle1-expression-in-a-genetic-model-of-absence-epilepsy
#2
Fariba Karimzadeh, Sayed Mostafa Modarres Mousavi, Fatemeh Alipour, Hassan Hosseini Ravandi, Stjepana Kovac, Ali Gorji
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is an epilepsy syndrome with seizures occurring in the early childhood, highlighting that seizures susceptibility in CAE is dependent on brain development. The Notch 1 signalling pathway is important in brain development, yet the role of the Notch1 signalling pathway in CAE remains elusive. We here explored Notch1 and its modulator notchless homologue 1 (NLE1) expression in WAG/Rij and control rats using immunohistochemistry. Functional Notch 1 effects were assessed in WAG/Rij rats in vivo...
February 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198091/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-2-year-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-treated-with-6-month-or-24-month-dapt-duration-an-analysis-from-the-prodigy-trial
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Giuseppe Gargiulo, Andrea Santucci, Raffaele Piccolo, Anna Franzone, Sara Ariotti, Andrea Baldo, Giovanni Esposito, Aris Moschovitis, Stephan Windecker, Marco Valgimigli
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether moderate-to-severe CKD is a treatment modifier for benefit or harm in patients randomly allocated to 24-month versus 6-month DAPT. BACKGROUND: It is still unclear whether chronic kidney disease CKD should impact on the decision-making on optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS: PRODIGY trial randomized 1970 all-comer patients at 24-month versus 6-month DAPT after PCI...
February 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192800/molecular-profiling-of-the-developing-lacrimal-gland-reveals-putative-role-of-notch-signaling-in-branching-morphogenesis
#4
Galina Dvoriantchikova, Wensi Tao, Steve Pappas, Gabriel Gaidosh, David T Tse, Dmitry Ivanov, Daniel Pelaez
Purpose: Although normal function of the lacrimal gland is essential for vision (and thus for human well-being), the lacrimal gland remains rather poorly understood at a molecular level. The purpose of this study was to identify new genes and signaling cascades involved in lacrimal gland development. Methods: To identify these genes, we used microarray analysis to compare the gene expression profiles of developing (embryonic) and adult lacrimal glands. Differential data were validated by quantitative RT-PCR, and several corresponding proteins were confirmed by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185168/polymer-free-drug-coated-coronary-stents-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-at-high-bleeding-risk
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REVIEW
Hemang B Panchal, Ramesh Daggubati, David Zhao, Sunil V Rao, Timir Paul
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and a high risk of bleeding are not ideal candidates for a polymer-based drug-eluting stent (DES) because it requires 6-12 months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The purpose of this review is to assess the angiographic and clinical outcomes of polymer-free drug-coated stents (PF-DCS) in stable CAD patients with a high bleeding risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have compared angiographic and clinical outcomes of PF-DCS with bare-metal stents (BMS), permanent polymer (PP)-DES, or biodegradable polymer (BP)-DES...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184261/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-non-cardiac-surgery-evolving-issues-and-anesthetic-implications
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REVIEW
Jong Wook Song, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) consisting of aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor (clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor) is imperative for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome, particularly during the re-endothelialization period after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). When patients undergo surgery during this period, the consequences of stent thrombosis are far more serious than those of bleeding complications, except in cases of intracranial surgery. The recommendations for perioperative DAPT have changed with emerging evidence regarding the improved efficacy of non-first-generation drug (everolimus, zotarolimus)-eluting stents (DES)...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181585/single-or-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-pci
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REVIEW
Yosuke Miyazaki, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Mohammad Abdelghani, Karthik Tummala, Yuki Katagiri, Taku Asano, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Yaping Zeng, Rafael Cavalcante, Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
The optimal duration and type of antiplatelet therapy after implantation of a drug-eluting stent (DES) remains uncertain. At the time of the first-in-man implantation of the sirolimus DES in 1999, the protocol-defined dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) duration was only 2 months. Subsequently, DAPT duration was extended to 1 year on the basis of anecdotal historical data, and this practice was then incorporated into clinical guidelines. For >1 decade, trialists have sought to compare the safety and efficacy of abbreviated (<6 months) and prolonged (>12 months) DAPT regimens...
February 9, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179398/medical-therapy-for-secondary-prevention-and-long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-with-non-obstructive-coronary-artery-minoca-disease
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Bertil Lindahl, Tomasz Baron, David Erlinge, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Anna M Nordenskjöld, Anton Gard, Tomas Jernberg
Background -Myocardial infarction (MI) with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) occurs in 5-10% of all patients with MI. Clinical trials of secondary prevention treatment in MINOCA patients are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the associations between treatment with statins, renin-angiotensin system blockers, beta-blockers, dual antiplatelet therapy and long-term cardiovascular events. Methods -Observational study of MINOCA patients recorded in the SWEDEHEART registry between July 2003 and June 2013 and followed until December 2013 for outcome events in the Swedish Cause of Death Register and National Patient Register...
February 8, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174317/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-clinical-outcomes-after-coronary-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
#9
Yung-Tai Chen, Hung-Ta Chen, Chien-Yi Hsu, Pei-Wen Chao, Shu-Chen Kuo, Shuo-Ming Ou, Chia-Jen Shih
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the benefits and risks of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients undergoing hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: A nested case-control analysis of patients on hemodialysis after receipt of DES and DAPT treatment was conducted using data from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for the period 2007-2011. Cases of myocardial infarction or death within 1 year after DES implantation were matched one-to-one with control patients...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168845/beyond-restenosis-patients-preference-for-drug-eluting-or-bare-metal-stents
#10
Mohammed Qintar, Adnan K Chhatriwalla, Suzanne V Arnold, Fengming Tang, Donna M Buchanan, Ali Shafiq, Yashashwi Pokharel, Dave deBronkart, Javed M Ashraf, John A Spertus
OBJECTIVES: To assess patients' perspective about factors associated with stent choice. BACKGROUND: Drug eluting stents (DES) markedly reduce the risk of repeat percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but necessitate a longer duration of dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) as compared with bare metal stents (BMS). Thus, understanding patients' perspective about factors associated with stent choice is paramount. METHODS: Patients undergoing angiography rated, on a 10-point scale, the importance (1 = not important, 10 = most important) of avoiding repeat revascularization and avoiding the following potential DAPT drawbacks: bleeding/bruising, more pills/day, medication costs and delaying elective surgery...
February 7, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163178/over-expression-of-jagged1-ameliorates-aged-rat-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cell-functions-and-improves-its-transfusion-efficiency-for-rat-balloon-induced-arterial-injury
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Guangxu Zhu, Jinxiang Wang, Mingbao Song, Fang Zhou, Dagan Fu, Guangping Ruan, Yingying Bai, Zhengping Yu, Leilei Zhang, Xiangqing Zhu, Lan Huang, Rongqing Pang, Xinghua Pan
BACKGROUND: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) has significant age-dependent alterations in properties, but the role of Jagged1 in ageing-induced decline of EPC functions remains unclear. METHODS: 2 and 20 months old healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were used in present study. Jagged1 gene transfection was performed in EPC isolated from aged (AEPC) and young rats (YEPC) respectively. Experiments were divided into four groups: a) pIRES2-EGFP (PE) group, b) PE combined N-[N-(3, 5-difluoro-phenacetyl)-1- alany1]-S-phenyglycine t-butyl ester (DAPT) (PE + D) group, c) pIRES2 EGFP- Jagged1 (PEJ) group and d) PEJ combined DAPT (PEJ+D) group...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161565/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-bleeding-after-carotid-endarterectomy-results-of-a-prospective-study
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Giulio Illuminati, Fabrice Schneider, Giulia Pizzardi, Federica Masci, Francesco G Calio, Jean-Baptiste Ricco
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of bleeding and other postoperative complications of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients receiving dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2015, 188 consecutive patients undergoing CEA and receiving DAPT (aspirin 100 mg + clopidogrel 75 mg) were enrolled in a prospective study. All of them underwent coronary artery stenting with drug-eluting stents during the 6 months preceding CEA...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158917/autophagy-is-involved-in-mouse-kidney-development-and-podocyte-differentiation-regulated-by-notch-signalling
#13
Chuyue Zhang, Wen Li, Junkai Wen, Zhuo Yang
Podocyte dysfunction results in glomerular diseases accounted for 90% of end-stage kidney disease. The evolutionarily conserved Notch signalling makes a crucial contribution in podocyte development and function. However, the underlying mechanism of Notch pathway modulating podocyte differentiation remains less obvious. Autophagy, reported to be related with Notch signalling pathways in different animal models, is regarded as a possible participant during podocyte differentiation. Here, we found the dynamic changes of Notch1 were coincided with autophagy: they both increased during kidney development and podocyte differentiation...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157396/notch-signaling-modulates-the-balance-of-regulatory-t-cells-and-t-helper-17-cells-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Lei Qin, Yan-Cai Zhou, Hong-Jie Wu, Ya Zhuo, Yan-Ping Wang, Chang-Yun Si, Yong-Mei Qin
The imbalance of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and T helper 17 (Th17) cells contributes to the persistent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, modulatory factors associated with Tregs-Th17 balance were not fully elucidated. A recent study demonstrated an immunoregulatory strategy by inactivation of Notch signaling to reverse the disequilibrium of Tregs-Th17 cells in immune thrombocytopenia. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the effect of Notch signaling in regulating the functions of Tregs and Th17 cells in chronic hepatitis C...
February 3, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139517/role-of-jagged1-hey1-signal-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-impairment-of-myocardial-angiogenesis
#15
Ai-Li Guan, Tao He, Yi-Bing Shao, Yi-Fan Chi, Hong-Yan Dai, Yan Wang, Li Xu, Xuan Yang, Hua-Min Ding, Shang-Lang Cai
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a major contributor to the development of heart failure. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie this process remain elusive. Inadequate angiogenesis in the myocardium leads to a transition from cardiac hypertrophy to dysfunction, and our previous study showed that Ang II significantly impaired the angiogenesis response. The current study was designed to examine the role of Jagged1-Notch signaling in the effect of Ang II during impaired angiogenesis and cardiac hypertrophy...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131536/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-improves-outcome-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-endovascular-femoropopliteal-stenting-for-critical-limb-ischaemia
#16
O Thott, F Granath, J Malmstedt, C-M Wahlgren
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyse the effect of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) compared to aspirin on outcome after endovascular interventions in patients with CLI. METHODS: This was a population based retrospective nationwide cohort analysis. Several linked national databases in Sweden: Swedish National Vascular Registry, Prescribed Drug Registry and National Discharge Registry. A total of 1941 patients (median age 79; range 43-103 years; women 58%) were identified with CLI who had undergone primary femoropopliteal endovascular intervention between 2006 and 2012...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130038/autophagy-contributes-to-4-amino-2-trifluoromethyl-phenyl-retinate-induced-differentiation-in-human-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-nb4-cells
#17
Yue Li, Ge Li, Ke Wang, Ya-Ya Xie, Ren-Peng Zhou, Yao Meng, Ran Ding, Jin-Fang Ge, Fei-Hu Chen
As a classic differentiation agent, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) has been widely used in treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, clinical application of ATRA has limitations. Our previous studies suggested that 4-Amino-2-Trifluoromethyl-Phenyl Retinate (ATPR), a novel all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) derivative designed and synthesized by our team, could induce differentiation of APL cells in vivo and in vitro. To explore the underlying mechanism of ATPR, the effect of ATPR on autophagy of APL cells was observed in the present study...
January 25, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128883/early-canadian-multi-center-experience-with-watchman-for-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#18
Jacqueline Saw, Peter Fahmy, Lorenzo Azzalini, Jean-Francois Marquis, Benjamin Hibbert, Carlos Morillo, Aldo Carrizo, Reda Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: There is limited data with WATCHMAN for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and contraindications to anticoagulation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of WATCHMAN in our early Canadian experience. METHODS: We report our pooled consecutive series of patients who underwent WATCHMAN implantation at 4 major Canadian centers. Indications for LAA closure were CHADS2 ≥ 1 or CHA2 DS2 -VASc ≥ 2, and contraindication/intolerance to or failure on anticoagulation...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124402/knock-in-strategy-at-3-end-of-crx-gene-by-crispr-cas9-system-shows-the-gene-expression-profiles-during-human-photoreceptor-differentiation
#19
Kohei Homma, Sumiko Usui, Makoto Kaneda
Fluorescent reporter gene knock-in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines have been used to evaluate the efficiency of differentiation into specific cell lineages. Here, we report a knock-in strategy for the generation of human iPSC reporter lines in which a 2A peptide sequence and a red fluorescent protein (E2-Crimson) gene were inserted at the termination codon of the cone-rod homeobox (Crx) gene, a photoreceptor-specific transcriptional factor gene. The knock-in iPSC lines were differentiated into fluorescence-expressing cells in 3D retinal differentiation culture, and the fluorescent cells also expressed Crx specifically in the nucleus...
January 26, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123149/clinical-outcomes-and-bioprosthetic-valve-function-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-under-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-vs-aspirin-alone
#20
Yasuhiro Ichibori, Isamu Mizote, Koichi Maeda, Toshinari Onishi, Tomohito Ohtani, Osamu Yamaguchi, Kei Torikai, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa, Satoshi Nakatani, Yasushi Sakata
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is commonly used after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); however, the supporting evidence is limited. To determine if aspirin alone is a better alternative to DAPT, we compared the outcomes of patients treated with DAPT or aspirin alone after TAVI.Methods and Results:We analyzed a total of 144 consecutive patients (92 females, mean age 83±6 years) who underwent implantation of a balloon-expandable transcatheter valve (SAPIEN or SAPIEN XT, Edwards Lifesciences)...
January 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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