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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910864/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-gene-polymorphisms-in-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia-a-case-control-gene-association-study
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Xun Li, Hongzhuan Tan, Shujin Zhou, Shimin Hu, Tianyi Zhang, Yangfen Li, Qianru Dou, Zhiwei Lai, Fenglei Chen
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH, including preeclampsia [PE] and gestational hypertension [GH]) and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have some metabolic changes and risk factors in common. Many studies have reported associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) genes and CVDs (particularly hypertension), and their findings have provided candidate SNPs for research on genetic correlates of PIH. We explored the association between hypertension-related RAAS SNPs and PIH in a Chinese population...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909523/comparison-of-the-influence-of-right-atrial-septal-pacing-and-appendage-pacing-on-an-atrial-function-and-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-clinical-situation
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Mariko Tanaka Md, Kanae Su Md, Maki Oi Md, Yasuyo Motohashi Md, Kousuke Takahashi Md, Euihong Ko Md, Koji Hanazawa Md, Mamoru Toyofuku Md, Masahiko Kitada Md, Yousuke Yuzuki Md, Takashi Tamura Md
INTRODUCTION: Recently right atrial septal (RAS) pacing is often selected, but the benefit brought by RAS pacing has not been clear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences between RAS pacing and right appendage (RAA) pacing. METHODS: 223 consecutive new patients with a right atrial (RA) electrode during the period from January 2004 to December 2012 were studied retrospectively. They were observed regularly at our pacemaker (PM) clinic, and we measured paced P - sensed QRS interval (pPQi) and left atrial dimension (LAD) during the observation period, furthermore the onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) was assessed...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904025/early-raas-blockade-exerts-renoprotective-effects-in-autosomal-recessive-alport-syndrome
#3
Nao Uchida, Naonori Kumagai, Kandai Nozu, Xue Jun Fu, Kazumoto Iijima, Yoshiaki Kondo, Shigeo Kure
Alport syndrome is a progressive renal disease caused by mutations in COL4A3, COL4A4, and COL4A5 genes that encode collagen type IV alpha 3, alpha 4, and alpha 5 chains, respectively. Because of abnormal collagen chain, glomerular basement membrane becomes fragile and most of the patients progress to end-stage renal disease in early adulthood. COL4A5 mutation causes X-linked form of Alport syndrome, and two mutations in either COL4A3 or COL4A4 causes an autosomal recessive Alport syndrome. Recently, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade has been shown to attenuate effectively disease progression in Alport syndrome...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900954/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-blockade-in-diabetic-kidney-disease-a-critical-and-contrarian-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Mohamed E Elrggal, Shaaban M S Ahmed, Meguid El Nahas
Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) worldwide. Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is associated with high morbidity and cardiovascular mortality. A number of guidelines and recommendations have been issued over the years recommending the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade in the management of DKD. This critical analysis takes a contrarian view, based on a selection of key clinical trials in the field, to argue that albuminuria should not be considered a target for treatment but instead a surrogate marker of DKD progression...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900330/structural-comparison-between-the-right-and-left-atrial-appendages-using-multidetector-computed-tomography
#5
Koichi Shinoda, Shogo Hayashi, Daisuke Fukuoka, Ryo Torii, Tsuneo Watanabe, Takashi Nakano
The three-dimensional (3D) structures of the right atrial appendage (RAA) and left atrial appendage (LAA) were compared to clarify why thrombus formation less frequently occurs in RAA than in LAA. Morphological differences between RAA and LAA of 34 formalin-preserved cadaver hearts were investigated. Molds of RAA and LAA specimens were made and the neck areas, volumes of the atrial appendages (AA), and amount of pectinate muscles (PMs) were analyzed using multidetector computed tomography. In RAA, most PMs were connected to one another and formed a "dendritic" appearance and the inner surface area was smaller than in LAA...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895453/a-case-of-a-living-related-kidney-transplantation-after-ex-vivo-repair-of-the-donor-renal-artery-aneurysm
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P Christopoulos, A Faryal, M Dosani, D Rix, D Talbot
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the definite surgical treatment for end-stage renal disease. Shortage of organs and the increasing number of patients with end-stage renal disease has led to an expansion of the selection criteria promoting the use of organs from marginal donors. Use of kidneys with renal artery aneurysm (RAA) is one such example. Description of the case: We report a case of living-related kidney transplantation from a 46-year-old female donor with unilateral RAA to her 68-year-old father...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884223/local-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-systems-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Walmor C De Mello
The presence of local renin angiotensin aldosterone systems (RAAS) in the cardiovascular and renal tissues and their influence in cardiovascular and renal diseases are described. The fundamental role of ACE/Ang II/AT1 receptor axis activation as well the counterregulatory role of ACE2/Ang (1-7)/Mas receptor activation on cardiovascular and renal physiology and pathology are emphasized. The presence of a local RAS and its influence on hypertension is discussed, and finally, the hypothesis that epigenetic factors change the RAAS in utero and induce the expression of renin or Ang II inside the cells of the cardiovascular system is presented...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881412/renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibitors-improve-membrane-stability-and-change-gene-expression-profiles-in-dystrophic-skeletal-muscles
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Jessica A Chadwick, Sayak Bhattacharya, Jeovanna Lowe, Noah Weisleder, Jill A Rafael-Fortney
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists are FDA approved drugs that inhibit the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and are used to treat heart failure. Combined treatment with the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor lisinopril and the non-specific MR antagonist spironolactone surprisingly improves skeletal muscle, in addition to heart function and pathology in a Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model. We recently demonstrated that MR is present in all limb and respiratory muscles and functions as a steroid hormone receptor in differentiated normal human skeletal muscle fibers...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879559/angiotensin-ii-in-refractory-septic-shock
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Elio Antonucci, Patrick J Gleeson, Filippo Annoni, Sara Agosta, Sergio Orlando, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Dimitrios Velissaris, Sabino Scolletta
Refractory septic shock is defined as persistently low mean arterial blood pressure despite volume resuscitation and titrated vasopressors/inotropes in patients with a proven or suspected infection and concomitant organ dysfunction. Its management typically requires high doses of catecholamines, which can induce significant adverse effects such as ischemia and arrhythmias. Angiotensin II (Ang II), a key product of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), is a vasopressor agent that could be used in conjunction with other vasopressors to stabilize critically ill patients during refractory septic shock, and reduce catecholamine requirements...
November 21, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875722/progenitor-cells-from-atria-ventricle-and-peripheral-blood-of-the-same-patients-exhibit-functional-differences-associated-with-cardiac-repair
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Parul Dixit, Hayden Donnelly, Midori Edamatsu, Ivor Galvin, Richard Bunton, Rajesh Katare
AIM: Deciding the best cell type for cardiac regeneration remains a big challenge. No studies have directly compared the functional efficacy of cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) with extra-cardiac stem cells isolated from the same patient. METHODS AND RESULTS: We compared the functional characteristics of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), right atrial (RAA) CPCs and left ventricular (LV) CPCs isolated from the same patients (n=14). Within the same heart, RAA and LV CPCs exhibited marked differences in surface marker expression, with RAA CPCs exhibiting better expansion potential and migration properties...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873231/atherosclerotic-renal-artery-stenosis
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Robert Schoepe, Stephen McQuillan, Debbie Valsan, Geoffrey Teehan
Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis is a form or peripheral arterial disease that tends to affect older subjects with hyperlipidemia, history of tobacco use, and who have other coexistent forms of vascular insufficiency. An abdominal bruit on physical exam can be a helpful clue. Slowly progressive, it can lead to critical narrowing of the renal arteries which creates a cascade of events such as renin-angiotensin-aldosterone activation (RAAS), hypertension, acute pulmonary edema, and renal fibrosis. The hypertension is considered a secondary form and can even be resistant to multiple antihypertensives...
November 22, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858191/focus-on-the-novel-cardiovascular-drug-lzc696-from-evidence-to-clinical-consideration
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L M Lin, Y Wu, M F Wu, J X Lin
LCZ696, a first-in-class angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI), is comprised of the angiotensin receptor blocker valsartan and the neprilysin inhibitor pro-drug sacubitril (AHU377). After oral administration, AHU377 is rapidly metabolized to the active neprilysin inhibitor LBQ657. LCZ696 exerts its effects of diuresis, natriuresis, vasodilation and aldosterone secretion inhibition through simultaneous renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade and natriuretic peptides system (NPS) enhancement...
November 18, 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854201/stent-assisted-detachable-coil-embolization-of-wide-necked-renal-artery-aneurysms
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Umberto Marcello Bracale, Donatella Narese, Ilaria Ficarelli, Mario De Laurentis, Flavia Spalla, Ettore Dinoto, Gaetano Vitale, Domenico Solari, Guido Bajardi, Felice Pecoraro
Renal artery aneurysms (RAAs) are rare with an estimated incidence of 0.1% in the general population, and they represent approximately 25% of all visceral aneurysms. The gold standard of treatment is open surgery, but it is associated with a high risk of nephrectomy, mortality, and morbidity. Less invasive endovascular therapies are becoming increasingly common for the treatment of RAAs. Here, we aimed to report three cases of wide-necked complex renal artery aneurysms treated endovascularly using stent-assisted coil embolization with self-expandable stent nitinol Solitaire AB and Concerto Axium coils...
November 17, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853882/the-protective-effect-of-human-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-on-renal-damage-during-cardiac-surgery
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Takahiro Moriyama, Shintaro Hagihara, Toko Shiramomo, Misaki Nagaoka, Shohei Iwakawa, Yuichi Kanmura
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the critical complications after cardiac surgery. In the kidney, angiotensin II (Ang II) is formed by independent mechanisms, and activity of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) system contributes to the progression of kidney damage. Although atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) exerts protective effects against renal injury by inhibiting the RAAS, the mechanisms of this effect have not been completely clarified. We investigated how human ANP (hANP) could prevent renal damage induced by cardiopulmonary bypass...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851048/1412-evaluation-of-vasopressin-for-septic-shock-in-patients-on-chronic-raas-inhibitors
#15
Beth Erwin, Michael Denaburg, Andrew Barker, Philip McArdle, Sam Windham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846856/ethno-medicinal-survey-of-important-plants-practiced-by-indigenous-community-at-ladha-subdivision-south-waziristan-agency-pakistan
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Muhammad Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Adnan, Amir Hasan Khan, Atiq Ur Rehman, Rahmatullah Jan, Jafar Khan
BACKGROUND: Medicinal flora plays a vital role in treating various types of ailments in living beings. The present study was planned to investigate and document systematically the indigenous knowledge in a scientifically little explored area of Ladha sub-division, South Waziristan agency, Pakistan. Hence, this study would contribute positively to the field of ethnopharmacology. METHODS: Prior to ethnomedicinal data collection, regular field visits were conducted during the month of May and June 2015 to locate the sites and respondents from where the traditional knowledge was to be recorded...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834764/vascular-ring-diagnosis-and-management-notable-trends-over-25-years
#17
William N Evans, Ruben J Acherman, Michael L Ciccolo, Sergio A Carrillo, Gary A Mayman, Carlos F Luna, Robert C Rollins, William J Castillo, Humberto Restrepo
BACKGROUND: Vascular rings (VRs) are recognized as uncommon but not rare cardiovascular malformations. METHODS: We analyzed data from all patients born in Southern Nevada, who underwent diagnosis and management of VR from 1990 to 2015, RESULTS: From 1990 to 2015, a total of 92 patients were diagnosed prenatally and postnatally. Of the 92 patients, 73 (79%) had right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery (RAA-ALS) with a left ductus arteriosus or ligamentum, 17 (19%) had a double aortic arch (DAA), and 2 (2%) had a pulmonary artery sling...
November 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832044/early-results-of-the-modified-right-atrial-lesion-set-for-the-cox-cryomaze-procedure
#18
Faisal Habib Cheema, Muhammad Amir Younus, Osama T Siddiqui, Muhammad Jabran Younus, Muhammad Arif Mahmood, Mohammad Bin Pervez, Harold G Roberts
OBJECTIVE: The standard right atrial lesion (RAL) set, as originally outlined in the Cox-Maze III procedure, can be technically challenging when using a cryoprobe to create the lesions. We report our initial experience with an alternative set of RALs for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Between September 2011 and January 2015, a total of 112 patients underwent a CryoMaze procedure with biatrial lesions using argon-based cryoablation (cryoprobe temperature, -160°C)...
September 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826732/renin-angiotensin-ii-aldosterone-system-blockers-and-time-to-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children-with-ckd
#19
Alison G Abraham, Aisha Betoko, Jeffrey J Fadrowski, Christopher Pierce, Susan L Furth, Bradley A Warady, Alvaro Muñoz
BACKGROUND: Clinical care decisions to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a growing child must often be made without the benefit of evidence from clinical trials. We used observational data from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children cohort to estimate the effectiveness of renin-angiotensin II-aldosterone system blockade (RAAS) to delay renal replacement therapy (RRT) in children with CKD. METHODS: A total of 851 participants (median age: 11 years, median glomerular filtration rate [GFR]: 52 ml/min/1...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823897/new-and-old-roles-of-the-peripheral-and-brain-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-raas-focus-on-cardiovascular-and-neurological-diseases
#20
REVIEW
A Mascolo, M Sessa, C Scavone, A De Angelis, C Vitale, L Berrino, F Rossi, G Rosano, A Capuano
It is commonly accepted that the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a cardiovascular circulating hormonal system that plays also an important role in the modulation of several patterns in the brain. The pathway of the RAAS can be divided into two classes: the traditional pathway of RAAS, also named classic RAAS, and the non-classic RAAS. Both pathways play a role in both cardiovascular and neurological diseases through a peripheral or central control. In this regard, renewed interest is growing in the last years for the consideration that the brain RAAS could represent a new important therapeutic target to regulate not only the blood pressure via central nervous control, but also neurological diseases...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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