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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934649/cooperative-stimulation-of-atherogenesis-by-lipopolysaccharide-and%C3%A2-palmitic-acid-rich-high-fat-diet-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-deficient-mice
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Zhongyang Lu, Yanchun Li, Colleen W Brinson, Maria F Lopes-Virella, Yan Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Either lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or high-fat diet (HFD) enriched with saturated fatty acid (SFA) promotes atherosclerosis. In this study, we investigated the effect of LPS in combination with SFA-rich HFD on atherosclerosis and how LPS and SFA interact to stimulate inflammatory response in vascular endothelial cells. METHODS: Low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient (LDLR(-/-)) mice were fed a low-fat diet (LFD), HFD with low palmitic acid (PA) (LP-HFD), or HFD with high PA (HP-HFD) for 20 weeks...
September 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934276/enhanced-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-activity-improves-cardiac-outcomes-in-a-murine-model-of-cardiac-arrest
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Lin Piao, Yong-Hu Fang, Manfred M Kubler, Michael W Donnino, Willard W Sharp
RATIONALE: Post-ischemic changes in cellular metabolism alter myocardial and neurological function. Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), the limiting step in mitochondrial glucose oxidation, is inhibited by increased expression of PDH kinase (PDK) during ischemia/reperfusion injury. This results in decreased utilization of glucose to generate cellular ATP. Post-cardiac arrest (CA) hypothermia improves outcomes and alters metabolism, but its influence on PDH and PDK activity following CA are unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934021/browning-of-abdominal-aorta-perivascular-adipose-tissue-inhibits-adipose-tissue-inflammation
#3
Run-Mei Li, Sui-Qing Chen, Ning-Xi Zeng, Shu-Hui Zheng, Li Guan, Hai-Mei Liu, Le-Quan Zhou, Jin-Wen Xu
BACKGROUND: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) can regulate vascular homeostasis by secreting various adipokines. This study investigated the effects of PVAT browning on its endocrine function. METHODS: In the first section of our study, male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into cold exposure (8°C) and 24°C acclimation groups. After cold exposure for 7 days, interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT), subcutaneous white adipose tissue, thoracic aortic PVAT, and abdominal aortic PVAT (aPVAT) were harvested for histological and brown marker gene expression analysis...
September 21, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933641/the-effect-of-a-silk-fibroin-polyurethane-blend-patch-on-rat-vessels
#4
Kazumi Shimada, Akira Higuchi, Ryota Kubo, Tomoaki Murakami, Yasumoto Nakazawa, Ryou Tanaka
Patch grafts are widely used in various kind of vascular surgeries such as detect repair or dilation of vascular stenosis. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) patches are flexible and handle well, but have shown problems with calcification as they are non-bioabsorbable and therefore permanently remain in the body. It is important to develop an alternative biocompatible patch.  Silk fibroin (SF) was developed as a biocompatible material, but it lacks of the elasticity required for surgery as a patch. Polyurethane (PU) is also a well-known elastomer so this study focused on the SF and the PU blend materials with a weight ratio of 5:5 (SF/PU)...
September 21, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933246/double-outlet-right-ventricle-with-right-sided-aorta-from-the-left-sided-morphologically-right-ventricle-in-the-setting-of-discordant-atrioventricular-connections
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Sachin Talwar, Robert H Anderson, Amolkumar Bhoje, Adrian Crucean, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Balram Airan
We describe the anatomic findings in a 2-year-old patient with double outlet right ventricle with right-sided aorta in the setting of usual atrial arrangement and discordant atrioventricular connections, making comparison with a specimen from the pathological archive of the Birmingham Children's Hospital in the United Kingdom having this rare combination of anatomic features. We discuss the challenges involved in diagnosis and management.
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932900/-68ga-pentixafor-pet-mri-for-the-detection-of-chemokine-receptor-4-expression-in-atherosclerotic-plaques
#6
Xiang Li, Daniel Heber, Tatjana Leike, Dietrich Beitzke, Xia Lu, Xiaoli Zhang, Yongxiang Wei, Markus Mitterhauser, Wolfgang Wadsak, Saskia Kropf, Hans J Wester, Christian Loewe, Marcus Hacker, Alexander R Haug
PURPOSE: The expression of chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was found co-localized with macrophages on the atherosclerotic vessel wall and participated in the initial emigration of leukocytes. Gallium-68 [(68)Ga]Pentixafor has recently been introduced for the imaging of atherosclerosis by targeting CXCR4. We sought to evaluate human atherosclerotic lesions using [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MRI. METHODS: Thirty-eight oncology patients underwent [(68)Ga]Pentixafor PET/MR imaging at baseline...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932592/single-stage-surgery-experience-in-a-case-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-with-an-arch-aneurysm-combined-with-severe-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Ran Mo, Yiguang Yan, Dongjin Wang
The best surgical approach for coarctation of the aorta (COA) combined with other cardiac diseases is uncertain. The simultaneous intracardiac repair of complex pathologies is desirable because multistage procedures may lead to a higher rate of mortality. We describe a case involving a 61-year-old woman who was suffering from COA with a concomitant arch aneurysm and coronary artery disease. We managed her case via single-stage surgery that included a median sternotomy.
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932498/hemodynamic-effect-of-intravenous-lidocaine-during-aortic-cannulation-in-cardiac-surgery
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Ziya Totonchi, Shirin Salajegheh, Mahmoud Reza Mohaghegh, Mehrdad Mesbah Kiaei, Mohammad Shirvani, Masoud Ghorbanlo
BACKGROUND: Dissection of aorta is a rare, but fatal complication of aortic cannulation in cardiac surgery can be caused by the sudden rise in blood pressure and hemodynamic variations. METHODS: In this study, 90 patients aged 18 years or older undergoing cardiac surgery were divided into two equal groups. Under similar conditions, trial group received 1.5 mg/kg of lidocaine for 90 s before cannulation and control group received normal saline. Hemodynamic parameters of patients including systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), and central venous pressure before cannulation and 1, 3, and 5 min after cannulation were recorded in a form...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932317/ventral-abdominal-hernia
#9
Georgi Tchernev, Anastasiya Chokoeva, Jacopo Lotti, Katlein França, Torello Lotti
A 63-year-old Caucasian female patient presented with redness of the both foot and lower legs, as well as edema of the left lower leg, accompanied by subjective complaints of burning. Fever was not reported. Well-circumscribed oval shaped tumor formation was revealed also on the abdominal wall, with hyperpigmented and depigmented areas on its ulcerated surface, measuring approximately 10/10cm in diameter, with soft-elastic texture on palpation. The lesion occurred in 2011, according to the patient's history...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931948/abnormal-arterial-venous-fusions-and-fate-specification-in-mouse-embryos-lacking-blood-flow
#10
Jennifer J Hwa, Nathan Beckouche, Lawrence Huang, Yoseph Kram, Henrik Lindskog, Rong A Wang
The functions of blood flow in the morphogenesis of mammalian arteries and veins are not well understood. We examined the development of the dorsal aorta (DA) and the cardinal vein (CV) in Ncx1 (-/-) mutants, which lack blood flow due to a deficiency in a sodium calcium ion exchanger expressed specifically in the heart. The mutant DA and CV were abnormally connected. The endothelium of the Ncx1 (-/-) mutant DA lacked normal expression of the arterial markers ephrin-B2 and Connexin-40. Notch1 activation, known to promote arterial specification, was decreased in mutant DA endothelial cells (ECs), which ectopically expressed the venous marker Coup-TFII...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931624/the-first-wave-of-t-lymphopoiesis-in-zebrafish-arises-from-aorta-endothelium-independent-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Ye Tian, Jin Xu, Shachuan Feng, Sicong He, Shizheng Zhao, Lu Zhu, Wan Jin, Yimei Dai, Lingfei Luo, Jianan Y Qu, Zilong Wen
T lymphocytes are key cellular components of the adaptive immune system and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity in vertebrates. Despite their heterogeneities, it is believed that all different types of T lymphocytes are generated exclusively via the differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). Using temporal-spatial resolved fate-mapping analysis and time-lapse imaging, here we show that the ventral endothelium in the zebrafish aorta-gonad-mesonephros and posterior blood island, the hematopoietic tissues previously known to generate HSCs and erythromyeloid progenitors, respectively, gives rise to a transient wave of T lymphopoiesis independent of HSCs...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931420/presence-of-periaortic-gas-in-clostridium-septicum-infected-aortic-aneurysm-aids-in-early-diagnosis-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Fumihito Ito, Ryota Inokuchi, Akinori Matsumoto, Yoshibumi Kumada, Hideyuki Yokoyama, Tokiya Ishida, Katsuhiko Hashimoto, Masashi Narita, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum-infected aortic aneurysm is a fatal and rare disease. We present a fatal case of C. septicum-infected aortic aneurysm and a pertinent literature review with treatment suggestions for reducing mortality rates. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old Japanese man with an unremarkable medical history presented with a 3-day history of mild weakness in both legs, and experienced paraplegia and paresthesia a day before admission. Upon recognition of signs of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and paraplegia, we suspected an occluded Adamkiewicz artery and performed a contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan, which revealed an aortic aneurysm with periaortic gas extending from his chest to his abdomen and both kidneys...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930997/using-in-vivo-and-tissue-and-cell-explant-approaches-to-study-the-morphogenesis-and-pathogenesis-of-the-embryonic-and-perinatal-aorta
#13
Ashish Misra, Zhonghui Feng, Jiasheng Zhang, Zhi-Yin Lou, Daniel M Greif
The aorta is the largest artery in the body. The aortic wall is composed of an inner layer of endothelial cells, a middle layer of alternating elastic lamellae and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and an outer layer of fibroblasts and extracellular matrix. In contrast to the widespread study of pathological models (e.g., atherosclerosis) in the adult aorta, much less is known about the embryonic and perinatal aorta. Here, we focus on SMCs and provide protocols for the analysis of the morphogenesis and pathogenesis of embryonic and perinatal aortic SMCs in normal development and disease...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930964/military-civilian-partnership-in-device-innovation-development-commercialization-and-application-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta
#14
Todd E Rasmussen, Jonathan L Eliason
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930860/preoperative-infrarenal-abdominal-aorta-balloon-catheter-occlusion-combined-with-bakri-tamponade-reduced-maternal-morbidity-of-placenta-increta-percreta
#15
Chanjuan Zeng, Mengyuan Yang, Yiling Ding, Ling Yu, Wen Deng, Yu Hu, Xiujuan Gong
BACKGROUND: Placenta increta/percreta is an increasingly common and life-threatening obstetric complication. It poses a management challenge to clinicians. The present study aimed to evaluate efficacy and safety of preoperative placement of infrarenal abdominal aorta balloon catheter (IAABC) alone or combined with Bakri tamponade for the management of cases with placenta increta/percreta. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all cases with placenta increta/percreta at a tertiary referral teaching hospital in China between the year 2014 and 2017...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930854/a-female-patient-with-hypokalaemia-induced-j-wave-syndrome-an-unusual-case-report
#16
Aqian Wang, Xiang Li, Muhammad Nabeel Dookhun, Tiancheng Zhang, Ping Xie, Yunshan Cao
RATIONALE: Prominent J waves can be seen in life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as Brugada syndrome, early repolarization syndrome, and ventricular fibrillation. We herein present an unusual case report of hypokalemia-induced J wave syndrome and ST (a part of ECG) segment elevation. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 52-year-old woman with chief complaints of chest pain for 2 hours and diarrhea showed a marked hypokalemia (2.8 mmol/L) and slightly elevated creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) (57...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930095/robust-and-practical-non-invasive-estimation-of-local-arterial-wave-speed-and-mean-blood-velocity-waveforms
#17
Remi Kowalski, Richard Beare, Marie Willemet, Jordi Alastruey, Joseph J Smolich, Michael M H Cheung, Jonathan P Mynard
Local arterial wave speed, a surrogate of vessel stiffness, can be estimated via the pressure-velocity (PU) and diameter-velocity (ln(D)U) loop methods. These assume negligible early-systolic reflected waves (RWes) and require measurement of cross-sectionally averaged velocity (U<sub>mean</sub>), which itself is a valuable quantity related to volumetric blood flow. However, RWes may not always be negligible and routine Doppler ultrasound typically provides maximum velocity waveforms or estimates of mean velocity subject to various errors (U<sub>raw</sub>)...
September 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929388/fiber-reinforced-computational-model-of-the-aortic-root-incorporating-thoracic-aorta-and-coronary-structures
#18
Hossein Mohammadi, Raymond Cartier, Rosaire Mongrain
Cardiovascular diseases are still the leading causes of death in the developed world. The decline in the mortality associated with circulatory system diseases is accredited to development of new diagnostic and prognostic tools. It is well known that there is an inter relationship between the aortic valve impairment and pathologies of the aorta and coronary vessels. However, due to the limitations of the current tools, the possible link is not fully elucidated. Following our previous model of the aortic root including the coronaries, in this study, we have further developed the global aspect of the model by incorporating the anatomical structure of the thoracic aorta...
September 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929283/expanding-the-field-of-acute-care-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-in-cases-of-morbidly-adherent-placenta
#19
R Manzano-Nunez, M F Escobar-Vidarte, M P Naranjo, F Rodriguez, P Ferrada, J D Casallas, C A Ordoñez
PURPOSE: Prophylactic placement of endovascular balloon occlusion catheters has grown to be part of the surgical plans to control intraoperative hemorrhage in cases of abnormal placentation. We performed a systematic literature review to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the use of REBOA during cesarean delivery in pregnant woman with morbidly adherent placenta. METHODS: A systematic review was performed. Relevant case reports and nonrandomized studies were identified by the literature search in MEDLINE...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928671/aerobic-exercise-training-selectively-changes-oxysterol-levels-and-metabolism-reducing-cholesterol-accumulation-in-the-aorta-of-dyslipidemic-mice
#20
Guilherme Silva Ferreira, Paula R Pinto, Rodrigo T Iborra, Vanessa Del Bianco, Monique Fátima Mello Santana, Edna Regina Nakandakare, Valéria S Nunes, Carlos E Negrão, Sergio Catanozi, Marisa Passarelli
Background: Oxysterols are bioactive lipids that control cellular cholesterol synthesis, uptake, and exportation besides mediating inflammation and cytotoxicity that modulate the development of atherosclerosis. Aerobic exercise training (AET) prevents and regresses atherosclerosis by the improvement of lipid metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) and antioxidant defenses in the arterial wall. We investigated in dyslipidemic mice the role of a 6-week AET program in the content of plasma and aortic arch cholesterol and oxysterols, the expression of genes related to cholesterol flux and the effect of the exercise-mimetic AICAR, an AMPK activator, in macrophage oxysterols concentration...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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