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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647740/integrative-assessment-of-pretreatment-inflammation-nutrition-and-muscle-based-prognostic-markers-in-patients-with-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-undergoing-radical-cystectomy
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Makito Miyake, Yosuke Morizawa, Shunta Hori, Nagaaki Marugami, Kota Iida, Kenta Ohnishi, Daisuke Gotoh, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Yasushi Nakai, Takeshi Inoue, Satoshi Anai, Kazumasa Torimoto, Katsuya Aoki, Nobumichi Tanaka, Keiji Shimada, Noboru Konishi, Kiyohide Fujimoto
OBJECTIVE: The present study evaluated the clinical relevance of an integrative preoperative assessment of inflammation-, nutrition-, and muscle-based markers for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) undergoing curative radical cystectomy (RC). METHODS: The analysis enrolled 117 patients and the variables included age, body mass index (BMI), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio, monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio, modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS), prognostic nutritional index (PNI), Controlling Nutritional Status score, psoas muscle index (PMI), and peak expiratory flow (PEF)...
June 24, 2017: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645655/5-lipoxygenase-in-monocytes-emerges-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-murine-wire-injured-femoral-artery
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Seung Eun Baek, Min A Jang, Seung Jin Lee, So Youn Park, Sun Sik Bae, Chi Dae Kim
Given the importance of leukotrienes in vascular inflammation induced by local tissue injury, this study investigated the role for 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) in monocytes in the development of intimal hyperplasia. As a mechanistic study, the importance of monocyte 5-LO in monocyte-macrophage differentiation with subsequent infiltration in neointima was evaluated. In a mouse model of wire-injured femoral artery, intimal hyperplasia started as early as 2 wks after injury, and luminal area and blood flow were reduced due to increased neointima formation...
June 20, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643221/post-exercise-blood-flow-restriction-attenuates-hyperemia-similarly-in-males-and-females
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Scott J Dankel, J Grant Mouser, Matthew B Jessee, Kevin T Mattocks, Samuel L Buckner, Jeremy P Loenneke
PURPOSE: Our laboratory recently demonstrated that post-exercise blood flow restriction attenuated muscle hypertrophy only in females, which we hypothesized may be due to alterations in post-exercise blood flow. The aim of this study is to test our previous hypothesis that sex differences in blood flow would exist when employing the same protocol. METHODS: Twenty-two untrained individuals (12 females; 10 males) performed two exercise sessions, each involving one set of elbow flexion exercise to volitional failure on the right arm...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642238/ager-deletion-enhances-ischemic-muscle-inflammation-neoangiogenesis-and-blood-flow-recovery-in-diabetic-mice
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Raquel Lopez Diez, Xiaoping Shen, Gurdip Daffu, Md Khursheed, Jiyuan Hu, Fei Song, Rosa Rosario, Yunlu Xu, Qing Li, Xiangmei Xi, Yu Shan Zou, Huilin Li, Ann Marie Schmidt, Shi Fang Yan
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic subjects are at higher risk of ischemic peripheral vascular disease. We tested the hypothesis that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptor (RAGE) block neoangiogenesis and blood flow recovery after hindlimb ischemia induced by femoral artery ligation through modulation of immune/inflammatory mechanisms. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Wild-type mice rendered diabetic with streptozotocin and subjected to unilateral femoral artery ligation displayed increased accumulation and expression of AGEs and RAGE in ischemic muscle...
June 22, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637955/fine-structure-of-human-thoracic-duct-as-revealed-by-light-and-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Tomohiro Chiba, Hirokazu Narita, Hiroshi Shimoda
Little information has been available regarding microanatomy of human thoracic duct in spite of the importance for an understanding of pathophysiology in clinical medicine. The present study demonstrated a fine structure of human thoracic duct system by light and scanning electron microscopy. A number of longitudinal or spiral ridges and grooves were formed on luminal surfaces of the lymphangia and lymph sac, it likely facilitating fluent lymph flow. The endothelial cells displayed various cell shapes in compliance with their distributed regions...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637396/modulation-of-mir29a-improves-impaired-post-ischemic-angiogenesis-in-hyperglycemia
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Lingdan Chen, Emmanuel Okeke, Dawit Ayalew, Danny Wang, Lyeba Shahid, Ayotunde O Dokun
Individuals with diabetes mellitus suffer from impaired angiogenesis and this contributes to poorer peripheral arterial disease outcomes. In experimental peripheral arterial disease, angiogenesis and perfusion recovery are impaired in mice with diabetes. We recently showed that a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 12 (ADAM12) is upregulated in ischemic endothelial cells and plays a key role in post-ischemic angiogenesis and perfusion recovery following experimental peripheral arterial disease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628846/substance-p-and-the-neurokinin-1-receptor-expression-in-dog-ileum-with-and-without-inflammation
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Giulia Polidoro, Fiorella Giancola, Federico Fracassi, Marco Pietra, Giuliano Bettini, Martina Asti, Roberto Chiocchetti
In the gastrointestinal tract, the tachykinin Substance P (SP) is involved in motility, fluid and electrolyte secretion, and blood flow and regulation of immunoinflammatory response. SP exerts its biological activity on target cells by interacting mainly with the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R). The present study aims to quantify the percentage of SP-immunoreactive (SP-IR) enteric neurons and the density of SP-IR nerve fibers in the ileum of control dogs (CTRL-dogs; n=7) vs dogs with spontaneous ileal inflammation (INF-dogs; n=8)...
June 12, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628273/exposure-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-vascular-endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells-in-coculture-to-hemodynamics-induces-primary-vascular-cell-like-phenotypes
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Maria S Collado, Banumathi K Cole, Robert A Figler, Mark Lawson, David Manka, Michael B Simmers, Steve Hoang, Felipe Serrano, Brett R Blackman, Sanjay Sinha, Brian R Wamhoff
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated into vascular endothelial (iEC) and smooth muscle (iSMC) cells. However, because iECs and iSMCs are not derived from an intact blood vessel, they represent an immature phenotype. Hemodynamics and heterotypic cell:cell communication play important roles in vascular cell phenotypic modulation. Here we tested the hypothesis that hemodynamic exposure of iECs in coculture with iSMCs induces an in vivo-like phenotype. iECs and iSMCs were cocultured under vascular region-specific blood flow hemodynamics, and compared to hemodynamic cocultures of blood vessel-derived endothelial (pEC) and smooth muscle (pSMC) cells...
June 19, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624852/vasoconstrictor-responsiveness-in-contracting-human-muscle-influence-of-contraction-frequency-contractile-work-and-metabolic-rate
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Nicholas T Kruse, William E Hughes, Kenichi Ueda, Darren P Casey
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine whether independent effects exist between contractile work and metabolic demand (VO2m) on vasoconstrictor responsiveness (i.e., functional sympatholysis) under different contraction durations matched for total contractile work in exercising human skeletal muscle. METHODS: Ten young men performed rhythmic forearm contractions at 10 and 15% of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) which consisted of muscle contractions using the same duty cycle but altering the duration of the contraction-relaxation cycles of exercise and included: 1) fast frequency contractions at 10% MVC (FFC10%) using a contraction relaxation cycle at 1:2 s; 2) slow frequency contractions at 10% MVC (SFC10%) at 2:4 s; and 3) SFC at 15% MVC (SFC15%) at 2:4 s...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624225/inhibition-of-mef2a-enhances-neovascularization-via-post-transcriptional-regulation-of-14q32-micrornas-mir-329-and-mir-494
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Sabine M J Welten, Margreet R de Vries, Erna A B Peters, Sudhir Agrawal, Paul H A Quax, A Yaël Nossent
Improving the efficacy of neovascularization is a promising strategy to restore perfusion of ischemic tissues in patients with peripheral arterial disease. The 14q32 microRNA cluster is highly involved in neovascularization. The Mef2a transcription factor has been shown to induce transcription of the microRNAs within this cluster. We inhibited expression of Mef2a using gene-silencing oligonucleotides (GSOs) in an in vivo hind limb ischemia model. Treatment with GSO-Mef2a clearly improved blood flow recovery within 3 days (44% recovery versus 25% recovery in control) and persisted until 14 days after ischemia induction (80% recovery versus 60% recovery in control)...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622670/adaptive-clutter-demodulation-for-non-contrast-ultrasound-perfusion-imaging
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Jaime Tierney, Crystal Coolbaugh, Theodore Towse, Brett Byram
Conventional Doppler ultrasound is useful for visualizing fast blood flow in large resolvable vessels. However, frame rate and tissue clutter caused by movement of the patient or sonographer make visualizing slow flow with ultrasound difficult. Patient and sonographer motion causes spectral broadening of the clutter signal, which limits ultrasound's sensitivity to velocities greater than 5-10mm/s for typical clinical imaging frequencies. To address this, we propose a clutter filtering technique that may increase the sensitivity of Doppler measurements to at least as low as 0...
June 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619735/the-evolving-role-of-succinate-in-tumor-metabolism-an-18-f-fdg-based-study
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Philippe Garrigue, Aurore Bodin-Hullin, Laure Balasse, Samantha Fernandez, Wassim Essamet, Françoise Dignat-George, Karel Pacak, Benjamin Guillet, David Taieb
Objective: In recent years, inherited and acquired mutations in the TCA cycle enzymes have been reported in diverse cancers. Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) often exhibit dysregulation of glucose metabolism which is also driven by mutations in genes encoding the TCA cycle enzymes or by activation of hypoxia signaling. PPGLs associated with succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) deficiency are characterized by high (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ([(18)F]-FDG) avidity. This association is currently only partially explained...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611519/sonographic-appearance-of-anal-cushions-of-hemorrhoids
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Adilijiang Aimaiti, Ma Mu Ti Jiang A Ba Bai Ke Re, Irshat Ibrahim, Hui Chen, Maimaitituerxun Tuerdi, Mayinuer
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic value of different sonographic methods in hemorrhoids. METHODS: Forty-two healthy volunteers and sixty-two patients with grades I-IV hemorrhoids received two different sonographic examinations from January 2013 to January 2016 at the First and Second Hospitals of Xinjiang Medical University in a prospective way. We analyzed the ultrasonographic findings of these participants and evaluated the outcomes. Resected grades III and IV hemorrhoid tissues were pathologically examined...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607572/gastrodia-elata-blume-rhizome-aqueous-extract-improves-arterial-thrombosis-dyslipidemia-and-insulin-response-in-testosterone-deficient-rats
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Min Jung Kim, Hye Jeong Yang, Bo Reum Moon, Ji Eun Kim, Kang Sung Kim, Sunmin Park
Testosterone deficiency deteriorates glucose and lipid metabolism with reducing muscle mass. We investigated whether the consumption of water extracts of Gastrodia elata Blume rhizome (GEB) rich in gastrodin would reduce the symptoms of testosterone deficiency and improve blood flow in orchidectomized (ORX) rats. ORX rats were given high-fat diets supplemented with either 1% cellulose (ORX-control), 0.3% GEB (GEB-L), or 1% GEB (GEB-H) for 8 weeks. Sham-operated rats were fed the same diet as OVX-control rats (normal-control)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597323/stent-induced-flow-disturbances-in-the-ipsilateral-external-carotid-artery-following-internal-carotid-artery-stenting-a%C3%A2-temporary-cause-of-jaw-claudication
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Georgiana-Aura Giurgea, Markus Haumer, Irene Mlekusch, Schila Sabeti-Sandor, Petra Dick, Martin Schillinger, Erich Minar, Wolfgang Mlekusch
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that stenting of the internal carotid artery can immediately impede blood flow to the external carotid artery by either plaque shift or stent coverage of the ostium, and thereby cause ischemic symptoms like ipsilateral jaw claudication. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with high-grade asymptomatic stenosis of the internal carotid artery who underwent endovascular treatment were examined by ultrasound of the external carotid artery and performed an exercise test by chewing chewing gum synchronously to an electronic metronome for 3 min...
June 9, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596274/dietary-nitrate-restores-compensatory-vasodilation-and-exercise-capacity-in-response-to-a-compromise-in-oxygen-delivery-in-the-non-compensator-phenotype
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Robert F Bentley, Jeremy J Walsh, Patrick J Drouin, Aleksandra Velickovic, Sarah J Kitner, Alyssa M Fenuta, Michael E Tschakovsky
Recently dietary nitrate supplementation has been shown to improve exercise capacity in healthy individuals through a potential nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway. Nitric oxide has been shown to play an important role in compensatory vasodilation during exercise under hypoperfusion. Previously we established that certain individuals lack a vasodilation response when perfusion pressure reductions compromise exercising muscle blood flow. Whether this lack of compensatory vasodilation in healthy young individuals can be restored with dietary nitrate supplementation is unknown...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596270/timing-of-post-exercise-carbohydrate-protein-supplementation-roles-of-gastrointestinal-blood-flow-and-mucosal-cell-damage-on-gastric-emptying-in-humans
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Hideaki Kashima, Nao Harada, Kanae Miyamoto, Masaki Fujimoto, Chiaki Fujita, Masako Yamaoka Endo, Toshio Kobayashi, Akira Miura, Yoshiyuki Fukuba
It is well known that protein ingestion immediately after exercise greatly stimulates muscle protein synthesis during the post-exercise recovery phase. However, immediately after strenuous exercise, the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa is frequently injured by hypoperfusion in the organ/tissue, possibly resulting in impaired GI function (e.g., gastric emptying; GE). The aim of this study was to examine the effect of GI blood flow on the GE rate. Eight healthy young subjects performed an intermittent supramaximal cycling exercise for 30 min, which consisted of a 120% VO2 peak for 20 s, followed by 20 W for 40 s...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592458/localized-and-systemic-variations-in-central-motor-drive-at-different-local-skin-and-muscle-temperatures
#18
Alex Lloyd, Lewis Picton, Margherita Raccuglia, Simon Hodder, George Havenith
This study investigated the ability to sustain quadriceps central motor drive while subjected to localized heat and metaboreceptive feedback from the contralateral leg. Eight active males each completed two counter-balanced trials, in which muscle temperature (Tm) of a single-leg (TEMP-LEG) was altered to 29.4 (COOL) or 37.6°C (WARM), while the contralateral leg (CL-LEG) remained thermoneutral; 35.3 and 35.2°C Tm in COOL and WARM respectively. To activate metaboreceptive feedback, participants first performed one 120-s isometric maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the knee extensors in the TEMP-LEG, immediately followed by post-exercise muscle ischemia (PEMI) via femoral blood flow occlusion...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592294/exercise-in-claudicants-increase-or-decrease-walking-ability-and-the-response-relates-to-mitochondrial-function
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Michel van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney J R Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Exercise of patients with intermittent claudication improves walking performance. Exercise does not usually increase blood flow, but seems to increase muscle mitochondrial enzyme activities. Although exercise is beneficial in most patients, it might be harmful in some. The mitochondrial response to exercise might therefore differ between patients. Our hypothesis was that changes in walking performance relate to changes in mitochondrial function after 8 weeks of exercise. At a subgroup level, negative responders decrease and positive responders increase mitochondrial capacity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590933/the-caudal-pedunculopontine-tegmental-nucleus-may-be-involved-in-the-regulation-of-skeletal-muscle-activity-by-melanocortinsympathetic-pathway-a-virally-mediated-trans-synaptic-tracing-study-in-spinally-transected-transgenic-mice
#20
Zhi-Gang He, Bao-Wen Liu, Zhi-Xiao Li, Xue-Bi Tian, San-Guang Liu, Anne Manyande, Ding-Yu Zhang, Hong-Bing Xiang
Understanding neuroanatomical sympathetic circuitry and neuronal connections from the caudal pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus to skeletal muscle is important to the study of possible mechanisms of pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPTg) and cuneiform nucleus (CnF) that are involved in the regulation of skeletal muscle activity of the sympathetic pathway. The aim of this study was to use virus PRV-614 to trace the melanocortin-sympathetic neural pathways from PPTg and CnF to a hindlimb muscle (gastrocnemius) in spinally transected MC4R-GFP transgenic mice...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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