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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100919/preventive-effect-of-eucommia-leaf-extract-on-aortic-media-hypertrophy-in-wistar-kyoto-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Shingo Hosoo, Masahiro Koyama, Akira Watanabe, Ryuya Ishida, Tetsuya Hirata, Yasuyo Yamaguchi, Hiroo Yamasaki, Keiji Wada, Yukihito Higashi, Kozo Nakamura
Eucommia ulmoides Oliver leaf extract (ELE) has been shown to have anti-hypertensive and anti-obesity effects in rats that are fed a high-fat diet (HFD). To explore the effects of chronic administration of ELE on body weight, blood pressure and aortic media thickness, 7-week-old male Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were orally administered a normal diet, a 30% HFD, or a 5% ELE plus HFD ad libitum for 10 weeks. The HFD treatment caused mild obesity and hypertension in the normotensive rats, while rats receiving both ELE and the HFD had significantly lower body weights, less visceral and perirenal fat, lower blood pressure and thinner aortic media than the control rats receiving the HFD only...
January 19, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099511/extracellular-fluid-intracellular-fluid-volume-ratio-as-a-novel-risk-indicator-for-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Eun-Jung Kim, Myung-Jin Choi, Jeoung-Hwan Lee, Ji-Eun Oh, Jang-Won Seo, Young-Ki Lee, Jong-Woo Yoon, Hyung-Jik Kim, Jung-Woo Noh, Ja-Ryong Koo
BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis patients, fluid overload and malnutrition are accompanied by extracellular fluid (ECF) expansion and intracellular fluid (ICF) depletion, respectively. We investigated the relationship between ECF/ICF ratio (as an integrated marker reflecting both fluid overload and malnutrition) and survival and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the context of malnutrition-inflammation-arteriosclerosis (MIA) complex. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients from a single hemodialysis unit were prospectively enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089458/impact-of-interaction-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-impaired-renal-function-on-prognosis-and-the-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-tavr
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Dimitry Schewel, Milad Zavareh, Jury Schewel, Thomas Thielsen, Tobias Schmidt, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Christian Frerker
BACKGROUND: In high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity. It is known to increase the risk of arteriosclerosis and adversely affect morbidity, mortality for all types of cardiovascular disease, and post-procedural outcome after percutaneous and surgical procedures. Moreover, DM is known to facilitate the genesis of renal failure (RF). Pre-existing RF seems to increase the rate of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is a powerful short- and midterm predictor of mortality in patients undergoing TAVR...
January 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073125/osteocalcin-improves-metabolic-profiles-body-composition-and-arterial-stiffening-in-an-induced-diabetic-rat-model
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Lingning Huang, Liyong Yang, Li Luo, Peiwen Wu, Sunjie Yan
Recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of osteocalcin (OCN) on glucose homeostasis and metabolic dysregulation. However, its role in body composition and vascular function remains unknown. This study was designed to examine changes in metabolic parameters and body composition as well as arterial stiffness after OCN treatment in type 2 diabetic rats. Adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were fed chow or high fat diet (HFD) for 8 weeks, and then diabetes was induced with an injection of low-dose streptozotocin (STZ) and treated daily with intraperitoneal injections of OCN for 12 weeks...
January 10, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070261/the-effect-of-utilizing-organizational-culture-improvement-model-of-patient-education-on-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-patients-anxiety-and-satisfaction-theory-testing
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Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Faezeh Norouzinezhad, Roohangiz Jamshidi Orak
INTRODUCTION: Due to the increasing prevalence of arteriosclerosis and the mortality caused by this disease, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) has become one of the most common surgical procedures. Utilization of patient education is approved as an effective solution for increasing patient survival and outcomes of treatment. However, failure to consider different aspects of patient education has turned this goal into an unattainable one. The objective of this research was to determine the effect of utilizing the organizational culture improvement model of patient education on CABG patients' anxiety and satisfaction...
November 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067862/impact-of-indoxyl-sulfate-on-progenitor-cell-related-neovascularization-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-post-angioplasty-thrombosis-of-dialysis-vascular-access
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REVIEW
Chih-Cheng Wu, Szu-Chun Hung, Ko-Lin Kuo, Der-Cherng Tarng
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of vascular disease, which is associated with considerable health care costs. Vascular disease in CKD differs clinically and pathobiologically from that in patients with normal renal function. Besides the traditional risk factors, retention of uremic toxins contributes to the pathogenesis of vascular disease in patients with CKD. Indoxyl sulfate is a protein-bound uremic toxin and is inefficiently removed by conventional dialysis. Accumulating evidence suggests that indoxyl sulfate is a vascular toxin involved in atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, vascular calcification and vascular repair...
January 7, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063740/high-density-lipoproteins-biology-epidemiology-and-clinical-management
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REVIEW
Hong Y Choi, Anouar Hafiane, Adel Schwertani, Jacques Genest
High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) have multiple pleiotropic effects against arteriosclerosis. Most are independent of the cholesterol mass within HDL particles. Yet, HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) remains a biomarker to assess cardiovascular risk. Whereas the epidemiological association between HDL-C and cardiovascular risk is strong, graded and coherent across populations, Mendelian randomization studies cast doubt on whether HDL-C is causally related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The apparent failure of HDL-C-raising therapies (fibrates, niacin, and cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitors) raises questions about the HDL-C hypothesis...
October 20, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062452/arteriosclerosis-thrombosis-and-vascular-biology
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EDITORIAL
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054136/-role-of-imaging-procedures-in-clarification-of-complications-of-pneumonia
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K Lampichler
CLINICAL ISSUE: Despite a considerable number of antimicrobial agents and interdisciplinary treatment options, lower respiratory tract infections are still associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Infections of the respiratory tract can lead to severe complications, such as empyema, lung abscesses and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Besides intrapulmonary complications pneumonia can also impair other organs due to a systemic inflammatory response. Underlying cardiovascular diseases, such as chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and dysrhythmia can either deteriorate due to infections or be newly manifested as a result of pneumonia...
January 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039222/men-testosterone-and-arteriosclerosis
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Mark Nicholls
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032427/perceived-weight-discrimination-and-chronic-medical-conditions-in-adults-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Tomoko Udo, Katherine Purcell, Carlos M Grilo
AIM: This study investigated whether perceived weight discrimination is associated with increased risk for major chronic medical conditions and whether the associations persist after adjusting for other stressful life events in addition to BMI, physical activity and sociodemographic variables. METHODS: The study included 21 357 overweight/obese adults (52.9% women) from the 2001 to 2002 and 2004 to 2005 National Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions. RESULTS: Perceived weight discrimination was significantly associated with risk for arteriosclerosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, myocardial infarction, minor heart conditions and stomach ulcers...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031952/life-as-an-early-career-researcher-interview-with-catherine-martel
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Catherine Martel
Catherine Martel speaks to Francesca Lake, Managing Commissioning Editor: Catherine Martel obtained her PhD from the Université de Montréal and pursued a postdoctoral fellowship first at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (NY, USA), then at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (MO, USA), and obtained the Junior Investigator Award for Women from the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology council of the American Heart Association. Her postdoctoral work is certainly groundbreaking and brings forward new considerations in the field: she discovered that the lymphatic vessel route, the network that runs in parallel with the blood vessels, is critical for removing cholesterol from multiple tissues, including the aortic wall...
March 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029372/cajal-s-unbearable-cephalalgias-the-consequences-of-a-misdiagnosis
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REVIEW
S Giménez-Roldán
Around the age of 66 Cajal consulted neurologist Nicolas Achúcarro complaining of "unbearable cephalalgias". He had not ever suffered from headaches. The diagnosis of early arteriosclerosis that was considered at the time a physiological, irreversible ailment of ageing had a strong emotional impact on Cajal. Comorbid depression, insomnia and self-treatment with escalating doses of Veronal(®) (barbital), a short-acting barbiturate, presumably aggravated the situation. Exposure to warm environments and being involved in tense discussions were identified as triggering factors of the headaches...
October 28, 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018516/2014-japan-critical-limb-ischemia-database-jclimb-annual-report
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Since 2013, the Japanese Society for Vascular Surgery (JSVS) has started the project of nationwide registration and a tracking database for patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) who are treated by vascular surgeons. The purpose of this project is to clarify the current status of the medical practice for patients with CLI to contribute to the improvement of the quality of medical care. This database, called JAPAN Critical Limb Ischemia Database (JCLIMB), is created on the National Clinical Database (NCD) and collects data of patients' background, therapeutic measures, early results, and long-term prognosis as long as 5 years after the initial treatment...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017902/a-severe-pulmonary-complication-in-a-patient-with-col4a1-related-disorder-a-case-report
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Yoshiichi Abe, Atsuko Matsuduka, Kazuo Okanari, Hiroaki Miyahara, Mitsuhiro Kato, Satoko Miyatake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Maeda Tomoki, Kenji Ihara
Patients with COL4A1 mutation-related disorders demonstrate a variety of disease phenotypes, which caused by small-vessel dysfunction in the brain, eyes, kidney, muscle, or heart. The involvement of organs mainly depends on the expression of the COL4A1 gene. Complication or dysfunction of the alveolar tissue has not been reported in the literature on COL4A1 mutation-related disorders. We herein report the case of a boy with schizencephaly, renovascular hypertension, and retinal arteriosclerosis of unknown origin, who suffered from severe and repetitive alveolar hemorrhage at 9 years of age...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012609/lutein-and-atherosclerosis-belfast-versus-toulouse-revisited
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A N Howard, D I Thurnham
In 1995 we reported that mean plasma lutein concentrations in salaried men and women from Toulouse in Southern France were double those in subjects recruited from general practitioner lists in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the time incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Southern France was among the lowest in Europe and was much higher in Northern Ireland. Plasma lutein is a biomarker of vegetable and fruit intake and evidence suggests that high concentrations are generally associated with better cardiometabolic health...
January 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011101/cartilage-mri-t2-%C3%A2-relaxation-time-and-perfusion-changes-of-the-knee-in-a-5-6-nephrectomy-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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C-Y Wang, Y-J Peng, Y-J Hsu, H-S Lee, Y-C Chang, C-S Chang, S-W Chiang, Y-C Hsu, M-H Lin, G-S Huang
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by metabolic disturbances in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis as kidney function declines. Alterations in blood perfusion in bone resulting from arteriosclerosis of bone vessels may relate to the progression of CKD. Herein, change in dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI parameters (A: amplitude, kel: elimination constant, and kep: permeability rate constant) and MRI T2(∗) relaxation time of the knee cartilage were measured in a rodent nephrectomy model in order to (1) examine the relationship of peripheral blood perfusion to CKD and (2) demonstrate the feasibility of using DCE-MRI parameters and MRI T2(∗) as imaging biomarkers to monitor disease progression...
December 21, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008095/intracranial-carotid-artery-calcification-relates-to-recanalization-and-clinical-outcome-after-mechanical-thrombectomy
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María Hernández-Pérez, Daniel Bos, Laura Dorado, Karlijn Pellikaan, Meike W Vernooij, Elena López-Cancio, Natalia Pérez de la Ossa, Meritxell Gomis, Carlos Castaño, Josep Munuera, Josep Puig, Mònica Millán, Antoni Dávalos
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial carotid artery calcification (ICAC) is a surrogate marker of intracranial arteriosclerosis, which may impact the revascularization and clinical outcome of acute stroke patients who undergo mechanical thrombectomy. METHODS: We included 194 patients admitted to our Stroke Unit between January 2009 and September 2015 who underwent mechanical thrombectomy for an anterior circulation occlusion. ICAC was quantified in both intracranial carotid arteries on the nonenhanced computed tomographic scan that was acquired before thrombectomy...
December 22, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005493/vasa-vasorum-arteriopathy
#19
R Kohnken, B A Scansen, C Premanandan
The vasa vasorum is a delicate network of small arterioles that supplies nutrients to the adventitia and outer media of large arteries. In humans, dysfunction of the vasa vasorum contributes to the pathogenesis of aortic dissection and atherosclerosis. Twenty-four cats from 1 to 18 years of age were prospectively evaluated. Cases were divided into 3 cohorts-with systemic hypertension, without systemic hypertension, and uncertain. Histologic sections of the aorta and main pulmonary artery, as well as sections of kidney and lung, were blindly examined by 2 pathologists...
January 1, 2016: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984756/non-reconstructable-peripheral-vascular-disease-of-the-lower-extremity-in-ten-patients-treated-with-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-cells
#20
Michael H Carstens, Arturo Gómez, Ronald Cortés, Elizabeth Turner, Cecilia Pérez, Marlon Ocon, Diego Correa
We present a series of ten patients with non-reconstructable peripheral vascular disease (PVD), secondary to arteriosclerosis (AS) and/or diabetes mellitus (DM), treated with local injection of non-expanded autologous, adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells for the purposes of enhancing neovascularization and chronic wound healing. Adipose tissue was surgically harvested and processed to yield the heterogeneous SVF cells for immediate point-of-care injection. The gastrocnemius muscles and ulcers or wounds where present were locally injected with the resulting SVF...
January 2017: Stem Cell Research
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