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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738262/systematic-review-of-community-health-impacts-of-mountaintop-removal-mining
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Abee L Boyles, Robyn B Blain, Johanna R Rochester, Raghavendhran Avanasi, Susan B Goldhaber, Sofie McComb, Stephanie D Holmgren, Scott A Masten, Kristina A Thayer
BACKGROUND: The objective of this evaluation is to understand the human health impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining, the major method of coal mining in and around Central Appalachia. MTR mining impacts the air, water, and soil and raises concerns about potential adverse health effects in neighboring communities; exposures associated with MTR mining include particulate matter (PM), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), metals, hydrogen sulfide, and other recognized harmful substances...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737133/pretreatment-with-paricalcitol-attenuates-level-and-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-in-a-rat-model-of-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury%C3%A2
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Sibel Ersan, Asli Celik, Mehmet Tanrisev, Isil Kose, Zahide Cavdar, Mehtat Unlu, Ayse Kocak, Cemre Ural, Banu Yilmaz, Timur Kose
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a leading cause of acute kidney injury (AKI). The inflammatory response that drives IRI involves upregulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which results in proteolytic degradation of renal microvascular matrix. Evidence suggests a potential protective role of active vitamin D on ischemic injury by downregulating MMPs. In the present study, we aimed to determine the expression and level of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in renal IRI model and the potential beneficial effect of paricalcitol on both level and expression of MMPs and tubular injury caused by IRI...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736316/early-actions-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-drugs-on-angiogenic-blood-vessels
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Basel Sitohy, Sunghee Chang, Tracey E Sciuto, Elizabeth Masse, Mei Shen, Peter M Kang, Shou-Ching Jaminet, Laura E Benjamin, Rupal S Bhatt, Ann M Dvorak, Janice A Nagy, Harold F Dvorak
Tumors induce their heterogeneous vasculature by secreting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A. Anti-VEGF/VEGF receptor (VEGFR) drugs may treat cancer but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. An adenovirus expressing VEGF-A (Ad-VEGF-A(164)) replicates the tumor vasculature in mice without tumor cells. Mother vessels (MV) are the first angiogenic vessel type to form in tumors and following Ad-VEGF-A(164). Multiday treatments with a VEGF trap reverted MV back to normal microvessels. We now show that, within hours, a single dose of several anti-VEGF drugs collapsed MV to form glomeruloid microvascular proliferations (GMP), accompanied by only modest endothelial cell death...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735866/microrna-193-5p-modulates-angiogenesis-through-igf2-in-type-2-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Fan Yi, Yuqiang Shang, Bing Li, Shilin Dai, Wei Wu, Long Cheng, Xiancan Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetic cardiomyopathy are often associated with increasing risk of heart failure. In this work, we used animal model to characterize the angiogenic effect of microRNA-193-5p, miR-193-5p in type 2 diabetic Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats' myocardial microvascular endothelial cells, MMEC(GK). METHODS: MiR-193-5p in MMEC(GK) was compared to its expression in Wistar rat MMEC. In MMEC(GK), miR-193-5p was downregulated through viral infection. Its angiogenic effects on MMEC(GK) migration and proliferation were assessed by transwell and MTT assays, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735639/free-flap-reconstruction-for-patients-aged-85-years-and-over-with-head-and-neck-cancer-clinical-considerations-for-comprehensive-care
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X F Chen, Y M Chen, S Gokavarapu, Q C Shen, T Ji
We aimed to identify and evaluate the clinical challenges involved in microvascular flap reconstructions of defects caused by resection of head and neck cancer among patients aged 85 and over. We designed a retrospective study of patients who were treated in the head and neck department of a tertiary referral centre from 2005 to 2015, and all patients aged 85 years and over who had reconstructions with microvascular flaps for head and neck cancer were entered into the study. A total of 24 patients fulfilled the criteria, of whom 15 were men and nine were women...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735467/outcomes-of-preexisting-diabetes-mellitus-in-breast-colorectal-and-prostate-cancer
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Robert I Griffiths, José M Valderas, Emily C McFadden, Clare R Bankhead, Bernadette A Lavery, Nada F Khan, Richard J Stevens, Nancy L Keating
PURPOSE: Preexisting diabetes is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in cancer. We examined the impact of incident cancer on the long-term outcomes of diabetes. METHODS: Using the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink, we identified three cohorts of diabetes patients subsequently diagnosed with breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer, each matched to diabetic noncancer controls. Patients were required to have survived at least 1 year after cancer diagnosis (cases) or a matched index date (controls), and were followed up to 10 years for incident microvascular and macrovascular complications and mortality...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735020/pilot-study-of-prostate-cancer-angiogenesis-imaging-using-a-photoacoustic-imaging-system
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Akio Horiguchi, Masayuki Shinchi, Akiko Nakamura, Takatsugu Wada, Keiichi Ito, Tomohiko Asano, Hiroshi Shinmoto, Hitoshi Tsuda, Miya Ishihara
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a link between the appearance of photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and microvasculature in prostate cancer and to assess the feasibility of PAI for angiogenesis imaging in prostate cancer. METHODS: We have developed a PAI system equipped with a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) type probe. Three patients who underwent PAI just before prostate biopsy and subsequently underwent radical prostatectomy were included. The PAI appearance was retrospectively reviewed and in each case four representative areas were selected: one with high PAI signal intensity, one with low PAI signal intensity, one peripheral to the index tumor, and one inside the index tumor...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734946/impaired-rhodopsin-generation-in-the-rat-model-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Volha V Malechka, Gennadiy Moiseyev, Yusuke Takahashi, Younghwa Shin, Jian-Xing Ma
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. Diabetic patients experience functional deficits in dark adaptation, contrast sensitivity, and color perception before microvascular pathologies become apparent. Here, we evaluated early changes in neural retinal function and in retinoid metabolism in the eye in diabetes. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats showed decreased a-wave and b-wave amplitudes of scotopic and photopic electroretinography responses four months after diabetes induction compared to nondiabetic controls...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734674/retinal-exposure-to-high-glucose-condition-modifies-the-gabaergic-system-regulation-by-nitric-oxide
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R Carpi-Santos, R S Maggesissi, M P Von Seehausen, K C Calaza
Diabetic retinopathy is a severe retinal complication that diabetic patients are susceptible to present. Although this disease is currently characterized as a microvascular disease, there is growing evidence that neural changes occur and maybe precede vascular impairments. Using chicken retina, an avascular tissue with no direct contact with blood vessels and neural retina, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of acute exposure to high glucose concentration in the retinal GABAergic system, and the role of nitric oxide (NO) in this modulation...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734673/somatostatin-protects-human-retinal-pericytes-from-inflammation-mediated-by-microglia
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Aurora Mazzeo, Ana I Arroba, Elena Beltramo, Angela M Valverde, Massimo Porta
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is usually considered a microvascular disease. However, involvement of the neuroretina in the early stages of DR has recently gained major credit. Inflammatory processes, leading to glial activation and neuronal apoptosis, develop early in the retina of diabetic subjects. Pericytes constitute a link between the vascular and the neural retina, play a central role in blood-retinal barrier maintenance, and may influence neuroinflammation. Somatostatin (SST) is a potent neuroprotective factor, which is down-regulated during early DR...
July 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734428/rupture-of-anterolateral-papillary-muscle-resulting-from-small-artery-occlusion
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Tomoki Sakata, Kenji Mogi, Manabu Sakurai, Anan Nomura, Masahiko Fujii, Shinichiro Shimizu, Yoshiharu Takahara
A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea and fever. Echocardiography showed a mobile mass on the anterolateral papillary muscle and severe mitral regurgitation. Coronary artery angiography showed no stenotic lesion. Infective endocarditis or cardiac tumor was suspected, and a mitral valve operation was performed. Intraoperative observation revealed a partially ruptured anterolateral papillary muscle and no evidence of infection or tumor. Pathologic examination of the resected papillary muscle showed atherosclerotic changes in small arteries and infarcted areas in different postinfarct time phases along the ruptured edge...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733527/effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicines-on-the-occurrence-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-and-protection-of-arpe-19-retina-cells-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Te-Mao Li, Cheng-Hang Ko, Chi-Fung Cheng, Tsung-Jung Ho, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Ju-Pi Li, Shao-Mei Huang, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
Diabetic retinopathy is a microvascular complication of type 2 diabetes and the leading cause of acquired blindness. In Taiwan, Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is a popular adjunctive therapy. In this study, we investigated the CHM prescription patterns and their effects. We identified 23,701 subjects with type 2 diabetes in a database, and after matching for age and gender, 6,948 patients each were assigned to CHM and non-CHM groups. In the female subgroups, the cumulative retinopathy probability was lower for the CHM users than that for the CHM non-users (P < 0...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733364/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-myocardial-strain-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review
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Kenneth Mangion, Christie McComb, Daniel A Auger, Frederick H Epstein, Colin Berry
The purpose of this systematic review is to provide a clinically relevant, disease-based perspective on myocardial strain imaging in patients with acute myocardial infarction or stable ischemic heart disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uniquely integrates myocardial function with pathology. Therefore, this review focuses on strain imaging with cardiac magnetic resonance. We have specifically considered the relationships between left ventricular (LV) strain, infarct pathologies, and their associations with prognosis...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733074/non-invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-microvascular-angina
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Caroline Jaarsma, Hans Vink, Judith van Haare, Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers, Bart D van Rooijen, Walter H Backes, Joachim E Wildberger, Harry J Crijns, Jurgen van Teeffelen, Simon Schalla
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the microvascular function in patients with microvascular angina (MVA) by assessing 1) the endothelial glycocalyx barrier properties using sublingual microscopy, and 2) the myocardial perfusion reserve using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. METHODS: Sublingual microscopy was performed in 13 MVA patients (angina pectoris, ST-depression on treadmill testing, normal coronary angiogram) and compared with 2 control groups of 13 volunteers and 14 patients with known obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732854/self-assembled-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-for-controlled-release-of-agrochemicals-and-diosgenin
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Javier Pérez Quiñones, Oliver Brüggemann, Carlos Peniche Covas, Dmitri A Ossipov
Commercial sodium hyaluronate (HA) and synthetic hydrazide-modified HA were functionalized with diosgenin and two agrochemicals (brassinosteroids DI31 and S7) with degree of substitution ranging from 5.6 to 13.1%. The HA-steroid conjugates were studied with FTIR, (1)H NMR and differential scanning calorimetry. Dynamic light scattering revealed self-assembly of the HA-steroid conjugates into stable negatively charged nanoparticles of around 159nm-441nm in water, which after drying appeared as 140nm-370nm spherically shaped nanoparticles according to transmission electron microscopy...
October 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732797/functional-convergence-of-akt-protein-with-vegfr-1-in-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells-exposed-to-sera-from-patient-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Mehdi Hassanpour, Aysa Rezabakhsh, Reza Rahbarghazi, Alireza Nourazarian, Mohammad Nouri, Çığır Biray Avci, Shahrooz Ghaderi, Neda Alidadyani, Bakiye Goker Bagca, Hesam Saghaei Bagheri
Diabetes mellitus type 2 predisposes patients to various microvascular complications. In the current experiment, the potent role of diabetes mellitus was investigated on the content of VEGFR-1, -2, Tie-1 and -2, and Akt in human endothelial progenitor cells. The gene expression profile of mTOR and Hedgehog signaling pathways were measured by PCR array. The possible crosstalk between RTKs, mTOR and Hedgehog signaling was also studied by bioinformatic analysis. Endothelial progenitor cells were incubated with serum from normal and diabetic for 7days...
July 18, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732670/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-overexpression-is-associated-with-unfavorable-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-hepatectomy-a-chinese-population-based-study
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Z Liu, Q Chang, F Yang, B Liu, H-W Yao, Z-G Bai, C-S Pu, X-M Ma, Y Yang, T-T Wang, W Guo, X-N Zhou, Z-T Zhang
AIM: To identify the association between the expression of lncRNA NEAT1 and clinicopathological characteristics of patients with HCC, and to explore the prognostic significance of lncRNA NEAT1 in predicting prognosis of HCC. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 86 patients with HCC (35 female, 51 male) managed in our institution between 2009 and 2014. The expression level of lncRNA NEAT1 was detected by real-time PCR. Prognostic factors were evaluated using Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox proportional hazards models...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732365/preoperative-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-tumor-related-factors-to-predict-microvascular-invasion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Yanlong Yu, Jiuling Song, Ran Zhang, Zhonghua Liu, Qiang Li, Ying Shi, Ying Chen, Jinming Chen
Small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is less invasive and has a better prognosis, but it still has a high recurrence rate. Microvascular invasion (MVI), as a poor prognostic indicator, is of great importance for treating of patients with HCC. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the predictive value of preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and possible clinical parameters to MVI in patients with HCC. A total of 157 operable patients with HCC having a tumor diameter of less than or equal to 5 cm were enrolled in this study...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732349/intracoronary-administration-of-tirofiban-during-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-facilitates-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Helei Jia, Changqing Lu, Panli Sun
We assessed the efficacy and safety of tirofiban intracoronary versus intravenous administration during percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with acute coronary syndrome. The databases of PubMed, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and WanFang Database were retrieved. A total of 437 articles were found, according to inclusive and exclusive criteria, 13 of which were finally included. Compared with subjects with intravenous administration, those with intracoronary administration were more likely to reach thrombolysis in myocardial infarction trial grade 3 flow (relative risk = 1...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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