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Joseph Wider, Vishnu V R Undyala, Peter Whittaker, James Woods, Xuequn Chen, Karin Przyklenk
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), the phenomenon whereby brief ischemic episodes in distant tissues or organs render the heart resistant to infarction, has been exhaustively demonstrated in preclinical models. Moreover, emerging evidence suggests that exosomes play a requisite role in conveying the cardioprotective signal from remote tissue to the myocardium. However, in cohorts displaying clinically common comorbidities-in particular, type-2 diabetes-the infarct-sparing effect of RIPC may be confounded for as-yet unknown reasons...
March 9, 2018: Basic Research in Cardiology
Claudio Moretti, Enrico Cerrato, Erika Cavallero, Song Lin, Marco Luciano Rossi, Andrea Picchi, Francesca Sanguineti, Fabrizio Ugo, Alberto Palazzuoli, Maurizio Bertaina, Patrizia Presbitero, Chen Shao-Liang, Roberto Pozzi, Massimo Giammaria, Ugo Limbruno, Thierry Lefèvre, Valeria Gasparetto, Roberto Garbo, Pierluigi Omedè, Imad Sheiban, Javier Escaned, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Fiorenzo Gaita, Leor Perl, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
BACKGROUND: The potential protective effects of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain to be defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled multicenter study was performed. Patients younger than 85years old, with a renal clearance of 30-60ml/min/1.73m2 , who were candidates for PCI for all clinical indications except for primary PCI, were allocated 1:1 to RIPC or to standard therapy...
April 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Fazhan Zhou, Wei Song, Zilong Wang, Luhua Yin, Shen Yang, Fubai Yang, Zhaofeng Song, Yaguang Song, Huanyi Zhang, Fengjie Qiao, Zhimian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the clinical effects of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on contrast-induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was a single-center, prospective, randomized, controlled study. A total of 161 patients with ACS and the rate of estimate glomerular filtration (eGFR) 15 to 70 mL/min/1.73 m2 undergoing PCI were randomly assigned to RIPC group (induced by 4 times of 5-minute inflations of a blood pressure cuff to 200 mmHg around the upper arm, followed by 5-min intervals of reperfusion at 1 hour before PCI therapy) or control group (an uninflated cuff around the arm)...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jian Yang, Cuiying Liu, Xiangnan Du, Menglei Liu, Xunming Ji, Huishan Du, Heng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Limb remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) protects against brain injury induced by stroke, but the underlying protective mechanisms remain unknown. As hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) is neuroprotective in stroke and mediates neuroinflammation, we tested the hypothesis that HIF-1α is a key factor of RIPC against stroke by mediating inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stroke was induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats, and RIPC was conducted in both hind limbs...
February 24, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Hailiang Wang, Zhiyong He, Yijue Zhang, Jun Zhang
Background OBJECTIVE: The cerebral ischemia/reperfusion greatly influences brain metabolism. Remote ischemia preconditioning (RIPC) is reported to confer neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemia in animal models and human. This study aims to investigate the metabolomic profiles of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients treated with repetitive lower limb RIPC and provides an insight into possible mechanism underlying RIPC-induced neuroprotection. METHOD: Fifty healthy patients undergoing minor surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated to 2 groups: control group (Group C, n = 25) and RIPC treatment group (Group T,n = 25)...
February 22, 2018: Neurochemistry International
Wen Minghua, Gong Zhijian, Huang Chahua, Liang Qiang, Xu Minxuan, Wang Luqiao, Zhang Weifang, Lu Peng, Zhan Biming, Yu Lingling, Wang Zhenzhen, Xu Jianqing, Bao Huihui, Wang Xiaozhong, Cheng Xiaoshu
Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) is well known to protect the myocardium against ischaemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles that have become the key mediators of intercellular communication. Various studies have confirmed that circulating exosomes mediate RIPC. However, the underlying mechanisms for RIPC-induced exosome-mediated cardioprotection remain elusive. In our study, we found that the expression level of miR-24 was higher in exosomes derived from the plasma of rats subjected to RIPC than in exosomes derived from the plasma of control rats in vivo...
February 23, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Xue Cheng, Haiping Zhao, Feng Yan, Zhen Tao, Rongliang Wang, Ziping Han, Guangwen Li, Yumin Luo, Xunming Ji
Maladaptive alterations of astrocytic plasticity may cause brain edema in the acute stage of stroke and glial scar formation in the recovery stage. The present study was designed to investigate the potential regulation of limb remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) on astrocytic plasticity in experimental cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cerebral ischemia was induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) for 1 h in C57BL/6 mice, who were treated with RIPC immediately after reperfusion...
February 17, 2018: Brain Research
Bangming Cao, Haipeng Wang, Chi Zhang, Ming Xia, Xiangjun Yang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) of the upper arm on protection from cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty patients with STEMI were randomized into two groups: primary PCI (N=44) and primary PCI+RIPC (N=36). RIPC consisted of four cycles of 5 minutes of occlusion and five minutes of reperfusion by cuff inflation and deflation of the upper arm, commencing within one minute of the first PCI balloon dilatation...
February 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Rafael Struck, Maria Wittmann, Stefan Müller, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Müller, Soyhan Bagci
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery commonly threatens the heart and remote organs with ischemia-reperfusion injury. Transient episodes of ischemia to nonvital tissue, known as remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), is thought to help local and remote vital organs to withstand subsequent ischemic insults. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blinded control trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients undergoing elective CPB surgery INTERVENTION: RIPC was achieved via three 5-minute cycles of upper limb ischemia using a blood pressure cuff or control (sham cuff)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Hui Chen, Xin-Yue Jing, Yu-Jun Shen, Tian-Lin Wang, Chen Ou, Sheng-Feng Lu, Yun Cai, Qian Li, Ya-Juan Ding, Xiao-Chun Yu, Bing-Mei Zhu
Aims: To study the protective effects of late remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and determine whether Stat5 is involved in this protection by using cardiomyocyte-specific Stat5 knockout mice (Stat5-cKO). Methods and results: Mice were exposed to lower limb RIPC or sham ischemia. After 24 hours, the left anterior descending artery (LAD) was ligated for 30 minutes, then reperfused for 180 minutes. The myocardial infarct size, apoptotic rate of cardiomyocytes, and serum myocardial enzymes were measured to evaluate for cardioprotective effects...
January 22, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Wenpei Dong, Ping Yu, Tielong Zhang, Chenzhuang Zhu, Jun Qi, Junhao Liang
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a minimally invasive method that provides protection by reducing injury to the heart, kidneys, brain and other tissues or organs. RIPC may improve the outcome in patients undergoing surgery. Although the role of RIPC has been studied, the results remain controversial. It is difficult to confirm whether RIPC has a kidney protective effect and the understanding of the preconditioning signal pathway involved remains unclear. In the present study, the effect of RIPC in urology was evaluated...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Marcos Jullian Barreto Martins, Avner Marcos Alves Batista, Yuri Neyson Ferreira Brito, Pedro Marcos Gomes Soares, Conceição da Silva Martins, Ronaldo de Albuquerque Ribeiro, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito, Marcos Rabelo de Freitas
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cisplatin is a chemotherapeutic agent. The use of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) was proposed after the observation that ischemic preconditioning of a cardiac vascular area could protect another completely distinctly. METHODS: This is an experimental study. Male Wistar rats were anesthetized, and they underwent a hearing evaluation via measurement of the brainstem auditory evoked potential (BSAEP). Then, cisplatin was administered intraperitoneally (IP) at a dose of 8 mg/kg/day for 4 consecutive days to group 1, whereas saline solution was administered IP to group 2...
January 17, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
Lorenzo A Orci, Stéphanie Lacotte, Vaihere Delaune, Florence Slits, Graziano Oldani, Vladimir Lazarevic, Carlo Rossetti, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is growing evidence that liver graft ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence, but the involved mechanisms are unclear. Here, we tested the hypothesis that mesenteric congestion due to portal blood flow interruption induces endotoxin-mediated Toll-Like Receptor 4 (Tlr4) engagement, resulting in elevated liver cancer burden. We also assessed the role of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in this context. METHODS: C57Bl/6j mice were exposed to standardized models of liver I/R injury and RIPC, by occluding hepatic and femoral blood vessels...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
Ruijuan Han, Xiaoqing Liu, Meili Zheng, RuiPing Zhao, XiaoYan Liu, Xiandong Yin, Xingpeng Liu, Ying Tian, Liang Shi, Kai Sun, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) is known to induce left atrial remodeling and prothrombotic response. AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on left atrial remodeling and prothrombotic response induced by radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Forty-four patients with drug-refractory paroxysmal AF undergoing RFCA were randomized into RIPC (4 short episodes of forearm ischemia) and control groups before the procedure...
January 5, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Wen Tan, Chaoji Zhang, Jianzhou Liu, Xiaofeng Li, Yuzhi Chen, Qi Miao
In this updated meta-analysis, we assessed the cardioprotective effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in pediatric patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. A total of 9 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving 793 pediatric patients under 18 years old were identified. RIPC obviously reduced the release of troponin I at 6 h after surgery [standard mean difference (SMD) -0.59, 95% confidence interval (CI) -1.14 to -0.04; p = 0.03], mitigated the inotropic scores within 4-6 h (SMD -0...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
D Corcoran, R Young, P Cialdella, P McCartney, A Bajrangee, B Hennigan, D Collison, D Carrick, A Shaukat, R Good, S Watkins, M McEntegart, J Watt, P Welsh, N Sattar, A McConnachie, K G Oldroyd, C Berry
BACKGROUND: Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a cardioprotective intervention invoking intermittent periods of ischaemia in a tissue or organ remote from the heart. The mechanisms of this effect are incompletely understood. We hypothesised that RIPC might enhance coronary vasodilatation by an endothelium-dependent mechanism. METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomised, sham-controlled, blinded clinical trial. Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing elective invasive management were prospectively enrolled, and randomised to RIPC or sham (1:1) prior to angiography...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Xiaona Zhou, Runzhu Jiang, Yucai Dong, Lifeng Wang
The use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in cardiac surgeries is known to induce pathological changes in vital organs such as lungs. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a protective strategy that has shown to be able to reduce tissue damage related to ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). The current study seeks to evaluate the beneficial effects of limb RIPC on lung tissues and function in a rat CPB model. RIPC, which consisted of three cycles of 5-min ischemia and subsequently 5-min reperfusion, was induced in the hind limbs of the animals via a tourniquet...
2017: PloS One
Jianfeng Xie, Xiwen Zhang, Jingyuan Xu, Zhongheng Zhang, Nathan J Klingensmith, Songqiao Liu, Chun Pan, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been demonstrated to prevent organ dysfunction in cardiac surgery patients. However, recent large, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) had controversial results. Thus, a meta-analysis of RCTs was performed to investigate whether RIPC can reduce the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute kidney injury (AKI), and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Study data were collected from Medline, Elsevier, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science databases...
November 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Zhijuan Kang, Zhihui Li, Peng Huang, Jinwen Luo, Pingbo Liu, Ying Wang, Tuanhong Xia, Yuhang Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common emergencies and severe diseases in the clinic. We sought to verify whether remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has a protective effect on the kidney of child with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. We hypothesized it may be related to the up-regulation of microRNA-21 (miR-21). METHODS: We performed a prospective randomized clinical study among children with congenital heart disease undergoing CPB surgery between January and December 2016...
December 2, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Ken Chen, Zaicheng Xu, Yukai Liu, Zhen Wang, Yu Li, Xuefei Xu, Caiyu Chen, Tianyang Xia, Qiao Liao, Yonggang Yao, Cindy Zeng, Duofen He, Yongjian Yang, Tao Tan, Jianxun Yi, Jingsong Zhou, Hua Zhu, Jianjie Ma, Chunyu Zeng
Limb remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is an effective means of protection against ischemia/reperfusion (IR)-induced injury to multiple organs. Many studies are focused on identifying endocrine mechanisms that underlie the cross-talk between muscle and RIPC-mediated organ protection. We report that RIPC releases irisin, a myokine derived from the extracellular portion of fibronectin domain-containing 5 protein (FNDC5) in skeletal muscle, to protect against injury to the lung. Human patients with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome show reduced concentrations of irisin in the serum and increased irisin concentrations in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, suggesting transfer of irisin from circulation to the lung under physiologic stress...
November 29, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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