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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647998/-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-of-early-and-very-late-stent-restenosis-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Z J Liu, B Shi, C C Deng, G X Xu, R Z Zhao, C Y Shen, Z L Wang, H L Liu
Objective: Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to analyze the morphological characteristics of lesions between early in-stent restenosis (E-ISR) and very late in-stent restenosis (VL-ISR) after drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation. Methods: In 25 patients (DES) with ISR, OCT images were acquired before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the morphological characteristics of E-ISR (<1 years, n=14) and VL-ISR (>3 years, n=11) were compared.The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the entire stent and the minimum lumen area (MLA) site were carried out respectively...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647689/associations-of-cigarette-smoking-with-subclinical-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-elsa-brasil-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health
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Sina Kianoush, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Mahmoud Al-Rifai, Andrew P DeFilippis, Marcio S Bittencourt, Bruce B Duncan, Isabela M Bensenor, Aruni Bhatnagar, Paulo A Lotufo, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify sensitive biomarkers of early tobacco-related cardiovascular disease. We examined the association of smoking status, burden, time since quitting, and intensity, with markers of inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 14 103 participants without clinical cardiovascular disease in ELSA-Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health). We evaluated baseline cross-sectional associations between smoking parameters and inflammation (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP]) and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness, ankle-brachial index, and coronary artery calcium [CAC])...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647412/real-world-data-to-assess-changes-in-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-predicted-cardiovascular-risk-after-ezetimibe-discontinuation-post-reporting-of-the-ezetimibe-and-simvastatin-in-hypercholesterolemia-enhances-atherosclerosis-regression-trial
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Harold E Bays, Mehul D Patel, Panagiotis Mavros, Dena R Ramey, Joanne E Tomassini, Andrew M Tershakovec, Carl A Baxter
BACKGROUND: The 2008 Ezetimibe and Simvastatin in Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Atherosclerosis Regression (ENHANCE) study demonstrated ezetimibe + simvastatin vs simvastatin alone had a neutral effect on the surrogate endpoint of carotid intima-media thickness. Subsequent media portrayal of the study prompted ezetimibe discontinuation in many patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of ENHANCE reporting on ezetimibe discontinuation, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) changes, and potential cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647196/smooth-muscle-cells-of-human-veins-show-an-increased-response-to-injury-at-valve-sites
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Shinsuke Kikuchi, Lihua Chen, Kevin Xiong, Yukihiro Saito, Nobuyoshi Azuma, Gale Tang, Michael Sobel, Thomas N Wight, Richard D Kenagy
OBJECTIVE: Venous valves are essential but are prone to injury, thrombosis, and fibrosis. We compared the behavior and gene expression of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the valve sinus vs nonvalve sites to elucidate biologic differences associated with vein valves. METHODS: Tissue explants of fresh human saphenous veins were prepared, and the migration of SMCs from explants of valve sinus vs nonvalve sinus areas was measured. Proliferation and death of SMCs were determined by staining for Ki67 and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645628/the-association-between-socioeconomic-status-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-a-rural-bangladesh-population
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Michale Garshick, Fen Wu, Ryan Demmer, Faruque Parvez, Alauddin Ahmed, Mahbub Eunus, Rabiul Hasan, Jabun Nahar, Ishrat Shaheen, Golam Sarwar, Moise Desvarieux, Habibul Ahsan, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: In Bangladesh, CVD accounts for the majority of non-communicable mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of socioeconomic status (SES) on subclinical atherosclerosis measured as carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in a rural Bangladesh population. METHODS: Carotid IMT was measured between 2010 and 2011 in 1022 participants (average age 46, 40% male) randomly selected from the Health Effects of Arsenic Longitudinal Study (HEALS), a population-based prospective cohort study based in rural Bangladesh...
June 20, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644968/serum-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-predicts-the-formation-of-carotid-artery-plaque-and-its-vulnerability-in-anterior-circulation-cerebral-infarction
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Yuping Yang, Tao Xue, Juehua Zhu, Jiayi Xu, Xiaowei Hu, Penghao Wang, Tao Kong, Yan Yan, Lihui Yang, Shouru Xue
OBJECTIVE: Circulation inflammation markers such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) are considered as predictors of cerebral and cardiac vascular diseases. However, the role of hsCRP and Lp-PLA2 in the anterior circulation cerebral infarction (ACI) is to be elaborated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 100 patients with acute anterior circulation cerebral infarction (AaCI group) and 50 non-infarction subjects (control group)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643530/assessment-of-local-carotid-stiffness-in-seronegative-and-seropositive-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Ayşe Nur Şirin Özcan, Şükran Erten, Yakup Alsancak, Tahir Durmaz
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. Arterial stiffness (AS) is an independent predictor of CV events. This study aimed to analyse local carotid AS parameters in seronegative and seropositive RA patients. DESIGN: Of 347 consecutive RA patients, we selected specifically those who were free of established CV diseases and risk factors. As a result, 140 patients (126 women, 52...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641891/inter-arm-systolic-blood-pressure-differences-relations-with-future-vascular-events-and-mortality-in-patients-with-and-without-manifest-vascular-disease
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Guido Kranenburg, Wilko Spiering, Pim A de Jong, L Jaap Kappelle, Gert Jan de Borst, Maarten J Cramer, Frank L J Visseren, Victor Aboyans, Jan Westerink
BACKGROUND: Inter-arm systolic blood pressure difference (SBPD) is an easily obtained patient characteristic which relates to vascular disease. We aimed to identify determinants of large inter-arm SBPD and to investigate the relation between inter-arm SBPD and vascular events in patients with and without manifest vascular disease. METHODS: In a cohort of 7344 patients with manifest vascular disease or vascular risk factors alone enrolled in the Second Manifestations of ARTerial disease (SMART) study, single bilateral non-simultaneous blood pressure measurements were performed...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641570/1h-post-load-blood-glucose-in-the-identification-of-proatherogenic-cardiometabolic-profile-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Milena Mitrovic, Zeljko Zivanovic, Bojan Vukovic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Current data show that 1h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) blood glucose (1h-BG) might identify persons at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases more precisely than fasting blood glucose (FBG) and 2h OGTT blood glucose (2h-BG). The aim of study was to determine whether is justified to use 1h-BG, instead of traditional blood glucose measurements, in cardiometabolic profiling of obese individuals. METHOD: Cross-sectional study enrolled 60 obese individuals without previous history of diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders...
June 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638685/carotid-artery-stiffness-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Servet Yolbaş, Nevzat Gözel, Mustafa Necati Dağlı, Süleyman Serdar Koca, Emir Dönder
OBJECTIVE: Increased carotid arterial stiffness (CAS) is a predictor of subclinical early atherosclerosis as well as carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT). We aimed to determine CAS and cIMT in Behçet's disease (BD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: BD (n=49) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n=64) patients and healthy controls (HC) (n=40) were included in the study. cIMT was measured. CAS indices, including arterial compliance (AC), arterial distensibility (AD), Young's elastic modulus (YEM), Peterson's elastic modulus (Ep), and β stiffness index (βSI) were measured based on the diameter-pressure relationship...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637955/fine-structure-of-human-thoracic-duct-as-revealed-by-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
#11
Tomohiro Chiba, Hirokazu Narita, Hiroshi Shimoda
Little information has been available regarding microanatomy of human thoracic duct in spite of the importance for an understanding of pathophysiology in clinical medicine. The present study demonstrated a fine structure of human thoracic duct system by light and scanning electron microscopy. A number of longitudinal or spiral ridges and grooves were formed on luminal surfaces of the lymphangia and lymph sac, it likely facilitating fluent lymph flow. The endothelial cells displayed various cell shapes in compliance with their distributed regions...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633129/inhibition-effect-of-tacrolimus-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-on-restenosis-after-vascular-intimal-injury
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Xu Ma, Chunyu Jiang, Yuehua Li, Lishuai Feng, Jingjing Liu, Jianbo Wang
Excessive proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells(VSMCs) and delayed proliferation and migration of endothelial cells(ECs) were the main cause of restenosis after endovascular interventional therapy. Since tacrolimus has proved to be more sensitive to inhibiting VSMCs' proliferation,and platelet-derived growth factor-BB(PDGF-BB) benefitted ECs' and VSMCs' proliferation, this study was aimed to identify combined effect of tacrolimus and PDGF-BB, investigate any mechanisms underneath and demonstrate combined effect of two drugs in vivo...
June 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633109/endothelial-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-arterial-neointima-formation-associated-with-acid-sphingomyelinase-during-hypercholesterolemia
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Saisudha Koka, Min Xia, Yang Chen, Owais M Bhat, Xinxu Yuan, Krishna M Boini, Pin-Lan Li
The NLRP3 inflammasome has been reported to be activated by atherogenic factors, whereby endothelial injury and consequent atherosclerotic lesions are triggered in the arterial wall. However, the mechanisms activating and regulating NLRP3 inflammasomes remain poorly understood. The present study tested whether acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) and ceramide associated membrane raft (MR) signaling platforms contribute to the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes and atherosclerotic lesions during hypercholesterolemia. We found that 7-ketocholesterol (7-Keto) or cholesterol crystal (ChC) markedly increased the formation and activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes in mouse carotid arterial endothelial cells (CAECs), as shown by increased colocalization of NLRP3 with ASC or caspase-1, enhanced caspase-1 activity and elevated IL-1β levels, which were markedly attenuated by mouse Asm siRNA, ASM inhibitor- amitriptyline, and deletion of mouse Asm gene...
June 15, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630235/ultrasound-markers-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-cognition-the-northern-manhattan-study
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Hannah Gardener, Michelle R Caunca, Chuanhui Dong, Ying Kuen Cheung, Mitchell S V Elkind, Ralph L Sacco, Tatjana Rundek, Clinton B Wright
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ultrasound markers of carotid atherosclerosis may be related to cognitive status. We hypothesized that individuals with greater carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and carotid plaque burden would exhibit worse cognition. METHODS: One thousand one hundred sixty-six stroke-free participants from the NOMAS (Northern Manhattan Study) underwent carotid ultrasound and neuropsychological examination. Among them, 826 underwent a second neuropsychological examination an average of 5 years later...
June 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629621/differential-effect-of-obesity-on-prevalence-of-cardiac-and-carotid-target-organ-damage-in-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Eva Gerdts, Maria Angela Losi, Andrea D'Amato, Maria Virginia Manzi, Grazia Canciello, Valentina Trimarco, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo
BACKGROUND: Whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with parallel increased prevalence of hypertensive vascular and cardiac target organ damage (TOD) needs further clarification. METHODS: We analyzed 8815 hypertensive patients without prevalent cardiovascular disease, participating in the Campania Salute Network, grouped into BMI classes (normal 20-24.9kg/m(2), overweight 25-29.9kg/m(2) and obese ≥30kg/m(2)). Vascular and cardiac TOD was defined as ultrasound plaque (intima-media thickness>1...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627865/the-value-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-and-an-analysis-of-related-factors
#16
Le Jiang, Yuehua Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to explore the application and clinical significance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) in diagnosing lower extremity vascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: The lower extremity arteries of 81 patients with T2DM and 50 control patients were examined by CDU for blood vessel diameter, intima-media thickness, plaque on the vessel wall, lumen stenosis and filling defect in blood flow. The occurrence of diabetes mellitus was investigated in additional T2DM patients of various ages...
September 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627096/high-titer-of-anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibody-is-a-risk-factor-for-severe-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-tomorrow-study
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Tadashi Okano, Kentaro Inui, Yuko Sugioka, Kenichi Sugioka, Yoshiki Matsumura, Shinji Takahashi, Masahiro Tada, Kenji Mamoto, Shigeyuki Wakitani, Tatsuya Koike, Hiroaki Nakamura
AIM: Cardiovascular disease is one of the complications of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We researched the morbidity and severity of existing carotid atherosclerosis plaque and associated risk factors in patients with RA. METHOD: This study included 413 participants, including 208 patients with RA and 205 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. Carotid ultrasound, clinical data collection and assessment of cardiovascular risk factors were performed. Atherosclerotic plaque was defined as an intima-media thickness ≥ 1...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626161/morning-and-evening-blood-pressures-are-associated-with-intima-media-thickness-in-a-general-population%C3%A3-the-hisayama-study
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Satoko Sakata, Jun Hata, Masayo Fukuhara, Koji Yonemoto, Naoko Mukai, Daigo Yoshida, Hiro Kishimoto, Toshio Ohtsubo, Takanari Kitazono, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: The association of morning and evening home blood pressures (HBPs) with carotid atherosclerosis has been uncertain in general populations, so we aimed to investigate it in a general Japanese population.Methods and Results:We performed a cross-sectional survey of 2,856 community-dwelling individuals aged ≥40 years to examine the association of morning and evening HBPs with carotid mean intima-media thickness (IMT). The age- and sex-adjusted geometric averages of carotid mean IMT increased significantly with increasing morning HBP (optimal: 0...
June 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625968/long-term-dose-dependent-agalsidase-effects-on-kidney-histology-in-fabry-disease
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Rannveig Skrunes, Camilla Tøndel, Sabine Leh, Kristin Kampevold Larsen, Gunnar Houge, Einar Skulstad Davidsen, Carla Hollak, André B P van Kuilenburg, Frédéric M Vaz, Einar Svarstad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dose-dependent clearing of podocyte globotriaosylceramide has previously been shown in patients with classic Fabry disease treated with enzyme replacement. Our study evaluates the dose-dependent effects of agalsidase therapy in serial kidney biopsies of patients treated for up to 14 years. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: Twenty patients with classic Fabry disease (12 men) started enzyme replacement therapy at a median age of 21 (range =7-62) years old...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623549/elevated-circulating-pcsk9-concentrations-predict-subclinical-atherosclerotic-changes-in-low-risk-obese-and-non-obese-patients
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Štefan Tóth, Ján Fedačko, Tímea Pekárová, Zdenka Hertelyová, Matan Katz, Adil Mughees, Jozef Kuzma, Peter Štefanič, Ivan Kopolovets, Daniel Pella
INTRODUCTION: Many studies have highlighted the important role of PCSK9 in the development of cardiometabolic changes and its possible function as a biomarker of myocardial infarction or ischemic heart disease. This study aimed to determine the relationship between circulating PCSK9 levels and subclinical vascular changes in the group of low risk patients without manifest cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: In this study, 120 healthy patients, free of manifest cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and without lipid-lowering therapy, were divided into three groups based on BMI: normal weight (N = 50), overweight (N = 30), and obese (N = 40)...
June 16, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
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