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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811825/ethanol-extract-of-mylabris-phalerata-inhibits-m2-polarization-induced-by-recombinant-il-4-and-il-13-in-murine-macrophages
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Hwan-Suck Chung, Bong-Seon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma
Mylabris phalerata (MP) is an insect used in oriental herbal treatments for tumor, tinea infections, and stroke. Recent studies have shown that tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) have detrimental roles such as tumor progression, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Although TAM has phenotypes and characteristics in common with M2-polarized macrophages, M1 macrophages have tumor suppression and immune stimulation effects. Medicines polarizing macrophages to M1 have been suggested to have anticancer effects via the modulation of the tumor microenvironment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805102/favourable-long-term-outcome-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-a-nationwide-cohort
#2
Hera Johannesdottir, Linda O Arnadottir, Jonas A Adalsteinsson, Tomas A Axelsson, Martin I Sigurdsson, Solveig Helgadottir, Dadi Helgason, Helga R Gardarsdottir, Steinthor A Marteinsson, Arnar Geirsson, Gudmundur Thorgeirsson, Tomas Gudbjartsson
OBJECTIVES: In a nationwide cohort, we analyzed long-term outcome following coronary artery bypass grafting, using the combined strategy of left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery and saphenous vein as secondary graft to other coronary targets. METHODS: 1,507 consecutive patients that underwent myocardial revascularization during 2001-2012 in Iceland. Mean follow-up was 6.8 years. Major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events were depicted using the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 13, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800890/creating-a-lung-adenocarcinoma-canvas-one-brush-stroke-at-a-time
#4
EDITORIAL
Sai Yendamuri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768301/representativeness-of-medicare-participants-in-the-jackson-heart-study-for-african-american-medicare-beneficiaries
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Kishan S Parikh, Melissa A Greiner, Wei Wang, Yuan-I Min, Adolfo Correa, Benjamin F Banahan, Lesley H Curtis, Adrian F Hernandez, Emily C O'Brien, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) assesses cardiovascular disease risk factors among African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Whether characteristics of JHS participants differ from those of a broader African American population are unknown. METHODS: In a retrospective observational analysis, we compared characteristics and outcomes of JHS participants 65 years old and older and enrolled in Medicare (n = 1,105) to regional (n = 57,489) and national (n = 95,494) cohorts of African American Medicare beneficiaries...
September 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765150/heart-failure-increases-the-risk-of-adverse-renal-outcomes-in-patients-with-normal-kidney-function
#6
Lekha K George, Santhosh K G Koshy, Miklos Z Molnar, Fridtjof Thomas, Jun L Lu, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with poor cardiac outcomes and mortality. It is not known whether HF leads to poor renal outcomes in patients with normal kidney function. We hypothesized that HF is associated with worse long-term renal outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among 3 570 865 US veterans with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL min(-1) 1.73 m(-2) during October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2006, we identified 156 743 with an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnosis of HF...
August 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762565/influence-of-lung-volume-on-the-interaction-between-cardiac-output-and-cerebrovascular-regulation-during-extreme-apnoea
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Mike Stembridge, Ryan L Hoiland, Anthony R Bain, Otto F Barak, Ivan Drvis, David B MacLeod, Douglas M MacLeod, Dennis Madden, Tonci Batinic, Peter O'Donoghue, Rob Shave, Zeljko Dujic, Philip N Ainslie
We investigated the role of lung volume-induced changes in cardiac output (Q̇) on cerebrovascular regulation during prolonged apnoea. Fifteen elite apnoea divers (1F; 185 ± 7 cm, 82 ± 12 kg, 29 ± 7 years) attended the laboratory on two separate occasions and completed maximal breath-holds at total lung capacity (TLC) and functional residual capacity (FRC) to elicit disparate cardiovascular responses. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), internal jugular venous pressure (IJVP) and arterial blood gases were measured via cannulation, global cerebral blood flow (gCBF) was quantified by ultrasound and cardiac output via photoplethysmography...
August 1, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758930/treatment-of-human-placental-choriocarcinoma-cells-with-formaldehyde-and-benzene-induced-growth-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-induction-of-an-antioxidant-effect
#8
Hae-Miru Lee, Soo-Min Kim, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cigarette smoke (CS) causes about 480,000 deaths each year worldwide, and it is well-known to have harmful effects on the human body, leading to heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and cardiovascular problems. In this study, the effects of formaldehyde (FA) and benzene (Bz), the main components of CS, on cell proliferation and epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) of JEG-3 human choriocarcinoma cells were examined to confirm the relationship between CS components and placenta carcinoma. Upon MTT assay, FA (10(-8) M to 10(-5) M) and Bz (10(-11) M to 10(-8) M) increased JEG-3 cell proliferation...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756617/antioxidant-vitamin-and-mineral-supplements-for-preventing-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Jennifer R Evans, John G Lawrenson
BACKGROUND: There is inconclusive evidence from observational studies to suggest that people who eat a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins (carotenoids, vitamins C, and E) or minerals (selenium and zinc) may be less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). OBJECTIVES: To determine whether or not taking antioxidant vitamin or mineral supplements, or both, prevent the development of AMD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2017, Issue 2), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 29 March 2017), Embase Ovid (1947 to 29 March 2017), AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) (1985 to 29 March 2017), OpenGrey (System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe) (www...
July 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744034/comparison-of-the-effects-of-core-stabilization-and-chest-mobilization-exercises-on-lung-function-and-chest-wall-expansion-in-stroke-patients
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Shin-Jun Park, Ju-Hwan Lee, Kyung-Ok Min
[Purpose] The main purpose of this study was to compare the effects of core stabilization and chest mobilization exercises on pulmonary function and chest expansion in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty stroke patients were randomly divided into two groups: a core stabilization exercise group (n=15) and a chest mobilization exercise group (n=15). Each exercise was performed 3 times per week for 30 minutes for 4 weeks, and pulmonary function and chest expansion when breathing were measured for both groups...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736210/effects-of-positive-expiratory-pressure-on-chest-wall-volumes-in-subjects-with-stroke-compared-to-healthy-controls-a-case-control-study
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Elis E A Cabral, Vanessa R Resqueti, Illia N D F Lima, Lucien P Gualdi, Andrea Aliverti, Guilherme A F Fregonezi
BACKGROUND: Alterations in respiratory system kinematics in stroke lead to restrictive pattern associated with decreased lung volumes. Chest physical therapy, such as positive expiratory pressure, may be useful in the treatment of these patients; however, the optimum intensity to promote volume and motion changes of the chest wall remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of different intensities of positive expiratory pressure on chest wall kinematics in subjects with stroke compared to healthy controls...
July 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733435/different-implications-of-heart-failure-ischemic-stroke-and-mortality-between-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-a-view-from-a-national-cohort-study
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Yu-Sheng Lin, Tien-Hsing Chen, Ching-Chi Chi, Ming-Shyan Lin, Tao-Hsin Tung, Chi-Hung Liu, Yung-Lung Chen, Mien-Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial flutter (AFL) has been identified to be equivalent to atrial fibrillation (AF) in terms of preventing ischemic stroke, although differences exist in atrial rate, substrate, and electrophysiological mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate differences in clinical outcomes between nonvalvular AF and AFL. METHODS AND RESULTS: AF and AFL patients without any prescribed anticoagulation were enrolled from a 13-year national cohort database. Under series exclusion criteria, ischemic stroke, heart failure hospitalization, and all-cause mortality were compared between the groups in real-world conditions and after propensity score matching...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733124/left-upper-lung-lobectomy-is-an-embolic-risk-factor-for-cerebral-infarction
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Yuya Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Yahikozawa, Ryota Takamatsu, Rie Watanabe, Kenichi Hoshi, Wataru Ishii, Shunichi Sato
Cerebral embolism is typically caused by a cardiogenic thrombus. The patent foramen ovale is a well-known cause of paradoxical embolism. However, some idiopathic cases of stroke have been reported. Such strokes are designated as embolic stroke of undetermined sources. Among them, lung lobectomy may be a new embolic risk factor for cerebral embolism. The risk of thrombus formation is high at the pulmonary vein stump after lung lobectomy, especially in the left upper lobe. Interestingly, the risk remains several years after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729396/acute-volume-loading-exacerbates-direct-ventricular-interaction-in-a-model-of-copd
#14
William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan I Harper, Neil Derek Eves
Volume loading increases left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV) through series interaction but may paradoxically reduce LVSV in the presence of large increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). RV afterload is often increased in COPD as a result of pathological changes to respiratory mechanics, namely increased negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP), dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). These hallmarks of COPD negatively impact LV hemodynamics in normovolemia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724319/cerebral-hemorrhage-as-the-initial-manifestation-in-patients-with-systemic-cancer
#15
Gelun Huang, Li Chen, Chao Qin, Daobin Cheng, Qiuhong Lu, Lixia Yu, Zhijian Liang
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hemorrhage as well as ischemic stroke is one of the common complications among patients with cancer. Ischemic stroke could be the initial manifestation in some patients with cancer. Meanwhile, some patients with cancer also could present cerebral hemorrhage as the initial manifestation, and further studies are required to determine whether these patients have their unique clinical features. AIM: To investigate the clinical features and underlying pathogenesis of concealed systemic cancer patients with cerebral hemorrhage as the initial manifestation...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720600/is-the-mechanism-of-re-expansion-pulmonary-oedema-in-a-heart-lung-interaction
#16
Candy Masego Mokotedi, Martin Balik
The mechanism of re-expansion pulmonary oedema (Re-PE) is unclear. There are multiple variables in play when evaluating the response to evacuation of pleural fluid. We present an educational case of a critically ill patient admitted for respiratory failure who was fully dependent on ventricular pacing set at a constant rate throughout the episode of Re-PE. The transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed an ejection fraction of 38%, moderate mitral regurgitation (MR), mildly dilated right ventricle and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695810/long-term-outcomes-of-cn0-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-without-elective-central-compartment-neck-dissection
#17
Bo Zhou, Hui Huang, Zhengang Xu, Yuehuang Wu, Xiaolei Wang
Objective To determine the long-term outcomes of cN0 papillary thyroid carcinoma without elective central compartment neck dissection. Methods The clinical data of 180 patients with clinically lymph node negative papillary thyroid carcinoma who were treated in our center between 2000 and 2005 were retrospectively analyzed. All of these patients did not receive elective central compartment neck dissection. Clinicopathological characteristics including gender,age,surgical range,pathologic type,tumor size,and extrathyroidal extension(ETE)or not were collected...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694354/myocardial-upregulation-of-cathepsin-d-by-ischemic-heart-disease-promotes-autophagic-flux-and-protects-against-cardiac-remodeling-and-heart-failure
#18
Penglong Wu, Xun Yuan, Faqian Li, Jianhua Zhang, Wei Zhu, Meng Wei, Jingbo Li, Xuejun Wang
BACKGROUND: Lysosomal dysfunction is implicated in human heart failure for which ischemic heart disease is the leading cause. Altered myocardial expression of CTSD (cathepsin D), a major lysosomal protease, was observed in human heart failure, but its pathophysiological significance has not been determined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Western blot analyses revealed an increase in the precursor but not the mature form of CTSD in myocardial samples from explanted human failing hearts with ischemic heart disease, which is recapitulated in chronic myocardial infarction produced via coronary artery ligation in Ctsd(+/+) but not Ctsd(+/-) mice...
July 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690287/stroke-volume-variation-svv-and-pulse-pressure-variation-ppv-as-indicators-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-sevoflurane-anesthetized-mechanically-ventilated-euvolemic-dogs
#19
Yusuke Endo, Jun Tamura, Tomohito Ishizuka, Takaharu Itami, Kiwamu Hanazono, Kenjiro Miyoshi, Tadashi Sano, Kazuto Yamashita, William W Muir
Changes in stroke volume variation (SVV) and pulse pressure variation (PPV) in response to fluid infusion were experimentally evaluated during vecuronium infusion and sevoflurane anesthesia in 5 adult, mechanically ventilated, euvolemic, beagle dogs. Sequential increases in central venous pressure (CVP; 3-7[baseline], 8-12, 13-17, 18-22 and 23-27 mmHg) were produced by infusing lactated Ringer's solution and 6% hydroxyethyl starch solution. Heart rate (beats/min), right atrial pressure (RAP, mmHg), pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP, mmHg), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP, mmHg), transpulmonary thermodilution cardiac output (TPTDCO, L/min), stroke volume (SV, ml/beat), arterial blood pressure (ABP, mmHg), extravascular lung water (EVLW, ml), pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI, calculated), SVV (%), PPV (%) and systemic vascular resistance (SVR, dynes/sec/cm(5)) were determined at each predetermined CVP range...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677276/research-on-the-cause-of-death-for-severe-stroke-patients
#20
Mei-Zhen Yuan, Feng Li, Qin Fang, Wei Wang, Jing-Jing Peng, De-Yu Qin, Xue-Feng Wang, Guang-Wei Liu
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the characteristics of mortality among severe stroke patients, analyze their causes of death, and provide evidence for improving the survival rate of stroke patients. BACKGROUND: Stroke is an important fatal and disabling disease that poses a large burden on its patients, and its high death rates have caused substantial concern to the World Health Organization. DESIGN: A retrospective case-control study...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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