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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667441/long-term-consumption-of-western-diet-contributes-to-endothelial-dysfunction-and-aortic-remodeling-in-rats-implication-of-rho-kinase-signaling
#2
Rania A Elrashidy, Jing Zhang, Guiming Liu
Western diet (WD), rich in saturated fat and sugars, has become a risk factor for obesity and metabolic syndrome, however, its effect on endothelial function and vascular remodeling is not fully elucidated. Recent evidence suggests cross-talk between Rho kinase (ROCK) pathway and cardiovascular system. We aimed to investigate the effect of WD on aortic remodeling and the contribution of ROCK signaling. Eight week old male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either standard chow diet (SD) or high fructose/ high-fat diet, typically as in WD...
April 18, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665642/sex-differences-in-the-formation-of-atherosclerosis-lesion-in-apoe-mice-and-the-effect-of-17%C3%AE-estrodiol-on-protein-s-nitrosylation
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Guangwei Zhang, Chenrui Li, Ninghong Zhu, Yulong Chen, Qi Yu, Enqi Liu, Rong Wang
Estrogen plays aprotective effect on the cardiovascular system. Abnormal vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are involvedin the progress of atherosclerosis. However, the effect of estrogen on VSMCs is still unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of 17β-estradiol (E2), a potent endogeneous estrogen, on the development of atherosclerosis and its potential mechanisms. In vivo, the formation of atherosclerotic lesions and the extent of protein S-nitrosylation were compared between female and male apoE-/- mice to assess the effect of estrogen...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665359/lipidomic-insight-into-cardiovascular-diseases
#4
Shohei Kohno, Audrey L Keenan, James M Ntambi, Makoto Miyazaki
Cardiovascular disease is a primary cause of mortality worldwide. Therefore, it is of major interest to identify sensitive molecular markers that predict cardiovascular events and point to therapeutic strategies that will increase lifespans. Dysregulated lipid metabolism is recognized as an established risk factor in cardiovascular diseases. However, it is still largely unknown which specific lipid molecular species reflect cardiovascular risk. In addition, understanding the whole lipidome signature in vascular pathophysiology is challenging...
April 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664811/assessment-of-endothelium-independent-vasodilation-from-methodology-to-clinical-perspectives
#5
Tatsuya Maruhashi, Yasuki Kihara, Yukihito Higashi
: Vascular response to exogenously administered nitroglycerine, an index of endothelium-independent vasodilation, has been used as a control test for the assessment of endothelium-dependent vasodilation (endothelial function) in humans. However, evidence has been accumulating that not only endothelium-dependent vasodilation but also endothelium-independent vasodilation per se is impaired in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease. Impaired endothelium-independent vasodilation is associated with structural vascular alterations and alterations in vascular smooth muscle cells...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664810/childhood-pulse-pressure-predicts-subclinical-vascular-damage-in-adulthood-the-beijing-blood-pressure-cohort-study
#6
Dongqing Hou, Yinkun Yan, Junting Liu, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Hong Cheng, Jie Mi
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate associations of childhood pulse pressure (PP) and change in PP status with adult subclinical vascular damage. METHODS: Data were obtained from a population-based cohort of children aged 6-18 years started in 1987. The study constituted 1254 participants who were followed up in 2010-2011 (aged 28-42 years). Carotid arteriosclerosis and aortic stiffness were assessed by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (PWV), respectively...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664315/potential-correlation-between-circulating-fetuin-a-and-pentraxin-3-with-biochemical-parameters-of-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Javad Hashemi, Hamid-Reza Joshaghani, Arash Akaberi, Zahra Hesari, Reza Ghanbari, Mohsen Mohammadzadeh, Ali-Reza Golshan
BACKGROUND: The strong correlation between vascular calcification and cardiovascular risk, which is a major cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients, has been well established. Fetuin-A is an inhibitor of vascular calcification, and pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is produced at the site of inflammation, which is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of this study was evaluating the correlation between fetuin-A and PTX3 with some biochemical parameters effective upon vascular calcification in HD patients...
December 1, 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
#8
Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663535/hypothyroidism-and-hyperthyroidism-change-ectoenzyme-activity-in-rat-platelets
#9
Jucimara Baldissarelli, Adriana Santi, Roberta Schmatz, Caroline C Martins, Daniela Zanini, Karine P Reichert, Gustavo R Thomé, Taís V Palma, Pauline da Costa, Vera M Morsch, Maria R C Schetinger
The purinergic system has an important role in the regulation of vascular functions. The interference of thyroid hormones in this system and in cardiovascular events has been studied in recent years. However, the mechanisms involved in vascular, purinergic, and oxidative changes in thyroid disorders are not completely understood. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess purinergic enzyme activity in platelets from rats with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism induced, respectively, by continuous exposure to methimazole (MMI) at 20 mg/100 mL or L-thyroxine at 1...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663491/mir-370-inhibits-vascular-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-triggered-by-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-through-targeting-tlr4
#10
Dan Tian, Yin Sha, Jing-Min Lu, Xian-Jin Du
Atherosclerosis, as a chronic cardiovascular disease, still remains a serious threat to human health. Inflammation and oxidative stress are commonly involved in various stages of atherosclerosis development. MicroRNAs are reported to play important roles in macrophages, which can respond to inflammation and oxidative stress. In our current study, we focused on the biological roles of miR-370 in atherosclerosis. According to the previously research, miR-370 was downregulated in AS mice models. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) is regarded as a crucial regulator of atherosclerosis and we observed that miR-370 was decreased by ox-LDL dose-dependently and time-dependently in THP-1 cells...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663301/laparoscopic-versus-open-colectomy-the-impact-of-frailty-on-outcomes
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Pankti Kothari, Dominick V Congiusta, Aziz M Merchant
Frailty in the elderly population is an important predictor of surgical outcomes. It has been quantified by several models, including the modified frailty index, which has demonstrated applicability in many surgical subspecialties. We aim to conduct the first decade-long retrospective analysis of frailty and complications between open and laparoscopic colectomy. We used the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to identify colectomies performed between 2005 and 2014...
April 16, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663195/which-target-blood-pressure-in-year-2018-evidence-from-recent-clinical-trials
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Sondre Heimark, Julian E Mariampillai, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Peter M Nilsson, Sverre E Kjeldsen
The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) suggested a favourable effect of lowering blood pressure to < 120/80 mmHg in high-risk hypertensive patients; however, new American guidelines in 2017 have not followed SPRINT but lowered its recommended treatment target to < 130/80 mmHg. We aimed to review the latest research from large randomised controlled trials and observational analyses in order to investigate the evidence for new treatment targets. We assessed recent data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure (ACCORD) study, the International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study (INVEST), the Telmisartan, Ramipril or Both in Patients at High Risk for Vascular Events trial (ONTARGET)/the Telmisartan Randomised AssessmenNt Study in aCE iNtolerant participants with cardiovascular Disease (TRANSCEND) study and The Losartan Intervention For Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension (LIFE) study...
April 16, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662883/long-non-coding-rnas-in-vascular-inflammation
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Stefan Haemmig, Viorel Simion, Mark W Feinberg
Less than 2% of the genome encodes for proteins. Accumulating studies have revealed a diverse set of RNAs derived from the non-coding genome. Among them, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have garnered widespread attention over recent years as emerging regulators of diverse biological processes including in cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, our knowledge of their mechanisms by which they control CVD-related gene expression and cell signaling pathways is still limited. Furthermore, only a handful of lncRNAs has been functionally evaluated in the context of vascular inflammation, an important process that underlies both acute and chronic disease states...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661746/effects-of-oral-vitamin-d-3-supplementation-in-stage-3-chronic-kidney-disease-subjects-insulin-resistance-syndrome-and-hormonal-disturb-interactions
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Amina Tahar, Faiza Zerdoumi, Messaoud Saidani, Lakhdar Griene, Elhadj-Ahmed Koceir
The 1-25-hydroxyvitamine D (1-25OHD) or calcitriol deficiency in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients was associated with increases vascular calcification risk, nephrons reduction, bone deficit and cardiovascular mortality by atherosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the pleiotropic effects of 200.000 IU (D200 group) every 3 months versus 30.000 IU (D30 group) every month dose vitamin D supplementation in stage 3 CKD patients. A cohort of 132 adult subjects was randomized into 2 groups according to dose vitamin D supplementation in deficient subjects (25OHD <50 nmol/L or <20 ng/mL)...
April 16, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661690/the-history-of-testosterone-and-the-evolution-of-its-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Abraham Morgentaler, Abdulmaged Traish
INTRODUCTION: Testosterone therapy has been controversial since its synthesis in the 1930s to the present day. Testosterone's history provides depth and context for current controversies. AIM: To review the history of testosterone therapy from its initial synthesis in the 1930s to the modern day. METHODS: Expert review of the literature. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Impactful events in the history of testosterone. RESULTS: By the 1940s there was already a fascinating literature that described the many symptomatic benefits of testosterone therapy that are recognized today...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661689/cardiometabolic-risk-and-female-sexuality-part-ii-understanding-and-overcoming-gender-differences-the-key-role-of-an-adequate-methodological-approach
#16
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Elisa Maseroli, Irene Scavello, Linda Vignozzi
INTRODUCTION: Although basic science and clinical research indicate that the vascular physiopathology of male and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is similar, to date the association between FSD and cardiovascular (CV) diseases has been only marginally explored. AIM: To discuss the potential reasons for differences in the role of CV diseases and risk factors in sexual function in women vs men in the 2nd part of a 2-part review. METHODS: A thorough literature search of peer-reviewed publications on the topic was performed using the PubMed database...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661646/physical-activity-to-improve-erectile-function-a-systematic-review-of-intervention-studies
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REVIEW
Helle Gerbild, Camilla Marie Larsen, Christian Graugaard, Kristina Areskoug Josefsson
INTRODUCTION: The leading cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) is arterial dysfunction, with cardiovascular disease as the most common comorbidity. Therefore, ED is typically linked to a web of closely interrelated cardiovascular risk factors such as physical inactivity, obesity, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. Physical activity (PA) has proved to be a protective factor against erectile problems, and it has been shown to improve erectile function for men affected by vascular ED. This systematic review estimated the levels of PA needed to decrease ED for men with physical inactivity, obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and/or manifest cardiovascular diseases...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661162/the-cold-pressor-test-in-interictal-migraine-patients-different-parasympathetic-pupillary-response-indicates-dysbalance-of-the-cranial-autonomic-nervous-system
#18
Ozan E Eren, Ruth Ruscheweyh, Christoph Schankin, Florian Schöberl, Andreas Straube
BACKGROUND: Data on autonomic nervous system (ANS) activations in migraine patients are quite controversial, with previous studies reporting over- and underactivation of the sympathetic as well as parasympathetic nervous system. In the present study, we explicitly aimed to assess the cranial ANS in migraine patients compared to healthy controls by applying the cold pressor test to a cohort of migraine patients in the interictal phase and measuring the pupillary response. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, a strong sympathetic stimulus was applied to 20 patients with episodic migraine in the interictal phase and 20 matched controls without migraine, whereby each participant dipped the left hand into ice-cold (4 °C) water for a maximum of 5 min (cold pressor test)...
April 16, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660925/influence-of-different-surface-treatments-of-poly-n-butyl-acrylate-networks-on-fibroblasts-adhesion-morphology-and-viability
#19
A Krüger-Genge, S Braune, M Walter, M Krengel, K Kratz, J H Küpper, A Lendlein, F Jung
BACKGROUND: Physical and chemical characteristics of implant materials determine the fate of long-term cardiovascular devices. However, there is still a lack of fundamental understanding of the molecular mechanisms occurring in the material-tissue interphase. In a previous study, soft covalently crosslinked poly(n-butyl acrylate) networks (cPnBA) were introduced as sterilizable, non-toxic and immuno-compatible biomaterials with mechanical properties adjustable to blood vessels. Here we study the influence of different surface treatments in particular oxygen plasma modification and fibrinogen deposition as well as a combinatorial approach on the adhesion and viability of fibroblasts...
April 7, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660591/inverse-relationship-between-the-evans-index-and-cognitive-performance-in-non-disabled-stroke-free-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-population-based-study
#20
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Danielle Gladstone, María Sarmiento-Bobadilla, Kristen Cagino, Mauricio Zambrano, Aldo F Costa, Mark J Sedler
OBJECTIVE: The Evans Index (EI) is used for recognition of individuals with normal pressure hydrocephalus. However, recent studies suggest that the EI is not a reliable marker of this condition. Rather, the EI may be inversely correlated with cognitive performance, but information on this correlation is lacking. We aimed to assess the relationship between the EI and cognitive performance in community-dwelling older adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 314 non-disabled, stroke-free, individuals aged ≥60 years enrolled in the Atahualpa Project undergoing brain MRI and MoCA testing...
March 30, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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