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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212548/branched-chain-amino-acids-prevent-hepatic-fibrosis-and-development-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Kai Takegoshi, Masao Honda, Hikari Okada, Riuta Takabatake, Naoto Matsuzawa-Nagata, Jean S Campbell, Masashi Nishikawa, Tetsuro Shimakami, Takayoshi Shirasaki, Yoshio Sakai, Taro Yamashita, Toshinari Takamura, Takuji Tanaka, Shuichi Kaneko
Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acids (BCAA; leucine, isoleucine, and valine) in patients with liver cirrhosis potentially suppresses the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and improves event-free survival. However, the detailed mechanisms of BCAA action have not been fully elucidated. BCAA were administered to atherogenic and high-fat (Ath+HF) diet-induced nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) model mice. Liver histology, tumor incidence, and gene expression profiles were evaluated. Ath+HF diet mice developed hepatic tumors at a high frequency at 68 weeks...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212343/oxyresveratrol-supplementation-to-c57bl-6-mice-fed-with-a-high-fat-diet-ameliorates-obesity-associated-symptoms
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Hui Yuan Tan, Iris Mei Ying Tse, Edmund Tsze Shing Li, Mingfu Wang
Oxyresveratrol has been proven effective in inhibiting adipogenesis in a 3T3-L1 cell model. We investigated the preventive effect of oxyresveratrol supplementation on obesity development in high-fat diet-fed mice. Male C57bl/6 mice were randomly subjected to control (5% fat by weight, LF), high-fat (30% fat by weight, HF), and high-fat supplemented with 0.25% and 0.5% oxyresveratrol (OXY1 and OXY2, respectively) diet groups for eight weeks. Oxyresveratrol supplementation effectively alleviated obesity-associated symptoms such as insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and hepatic steatosis in high-fat diet-fed mice...
February 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211952/long-term-experience-with-first-generation-implantable-neurostimulation-device-in-central-sleep-apnea-treatment
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Henrik Fox, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) are associated with shorter survival in patients with heart failure (HF). A novel treatment method for this patient group is unilateral phrenic nerve stimulation by the remedē® system, a transvenously implantable neurostimulation device, which has recently been studied in a large randomized, controlled trial. Previous literature has shown efficacy and safety of the treatment with this first-generation device, but hardly any data is available on long-term clinical parameters, the remedē® device's battery lifetime, device exchangeability, lead position stability, surgical accessibility and manageability...
February 17, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211697/benchmarking-density-functionals-for-chemical-bonds-of-gold
#4
Kasper Planeta Kepp
Gold plays a major role in nanochemistry, catalysis, and electrochemistry. Accordingly, hundreds of studies apply density functionals to study chemical bonding with gold, yet there is no systematic attempt to assess the accuracy of these methods applied to gold. This paper reports a benchmark against 51 experimental bond enthalpies of AuX systems and seven additional polyatomic and cationic molecules. 12 density functionals were tested, covering meta functionals, hybrids with variable HF exchange, double-hybrid, dispersion-corrected and non-hybrid GGA functionals...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210325/hot-topics-from-the-assemblies
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Cowie et al. present the results of the international, multicentre, randomised, parallel-group SERVE-HF (Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with predominant central sleep apnea by adaptive servo ventilation in patients with heart failure) trial, which investigated the effects of adding adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) to guideline based medical management on survival and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with heart failure defined as reduced ejection fraction (<45%) and predominant central sleep apnoea (CSA)...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209767/ideal-cardiovascular-health-cardiovascular-remodeling-and-heart-failure-in-blacks-the-jackson-heart-study
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Aferdita Spahillari, Sameera Talegawkar, Adolfo Correa, J Jeffrey Carr, James G Terry, João Lima, Jane E Freedman, Saumya Das, Robb Kociol, Sarah de Ferranti, Donya Mohebali, Stanford Mwasongwe, Katherine L Tucker, Venkatesh L Murthy, Ravi V Shah
BACKGROUND: The lifetime risk of heart failure (HF) is higher in the black population than in other racial groups in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured the Life's Simple 7 ideal cardiovascular health metrics in 4195 blacks in the JHS (Jackson Heart Study; 2000-2004). We evaluated the association of Simple 7 metrics with incident HF and left ventricular structure and function by cardiac magnetic resonance (n=1188). Mean age at baseline was 54.4 years (65% women)...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209766/glycosylated-chromogranin-a-in-heart-failure-implications-for-processing-and-cardiomyocyte-calcium-homeostasis
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Anett Hellebø Ottesen, Cathrine R Carlson, William E Louch, Mai Britt Dahl, Ragnhild A Sandbu, Rune Forstrøm Johansen, Hilde Jarstadmarken, Magnar Bjørås, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Jon Brynildsen, Ivar Sjaastad, Mats Stridsberg, Torbjørn Omland, Geir Christensen, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: Chromogranin A (CgA) levels have previously been found to predict mortality in heart failure (HF), but currently no information is available regarding CgA processing in HF and whether the CgA fragment catestatin (CST) may directly influence cardiomyocyte function. METHODS AND RESULTS: CgA processing was characterized in postinfarction HF mice and in patients with acute HF, and the functional role of CST was explored in experimental models. Myocardial biopsies from HF, but not sham-operated mice, demonstrated high molecular weight CgA bands...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209765/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibition-worsening-renal-function-and-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-meta-analysis-of-published-study-data
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Iris E Beldhuis, Koen W Streng, Jozine M Ter Maaten, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer, Patrick Rossignol, John J V McMurray, Kevin Damman
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors significantly improve outcome in heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF), irrespective of the occurrence of worsening renal function (WRF). However, in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), RAAS inhibitors have not been shown to improve outcome but are still frequently prescribed. METHODS AND RESULTS: Random effect meta-analysis was performed to investigate the relationship between RAAS inhibitor therapy, WRF in both HF phenotypes, and mortality...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209470/measuring-self-care-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-review-of-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-european-heart-failure-self-care-behaviour-scale-ehfscbs
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Natasa Sedlar, Gregor Socan, Jerneja Farkas, Jan Mårtensson, Anna Strömberg, Tiny Jaarsma, Mitja Lainscak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review and evaluate the evidence related to psychometric properties of the European Heart Failure Self-Care Behaviour Scale (EHFScBS) that was developed and tested to measure health maintenance behaviours of heart failure (HF) patients and translated into several languages. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used to search major health databases (PubMed, Scopus and ScienceDirect), to identify relevant studies. A literature search was undertaken in November 2015...
February 6, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209349/frequency-of-and-significance-of-physical-frailty-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Quin E Denfeld, Kerri Winters-Stone, James O Mudd, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher V Chien, Christopher S Lee
Physical frailty is an important prognostic indicator in heart failure (HF); however, few studies have examined the relation between physical frailty and invasive hemodynamics among adults with HF. The purpose of this study was to characterize physical frailty in HF in relation to invasive hemodynamics. We enrolled 49 patients with New York Heart Association class II to IV HF when participants were scheduled for a right-sided cardiac heart catheterization procedure. Physical frailty was measured according to the "frailty phenotype": shrinking, weakness, slowness, physical exhaustion, and low physical activity...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209222/roles-of-angiotensin-peptides-and-recombinant-human-ace2-in-heart-failure
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Ratnadeep Basu, Marko Poglitsch, Haran Yogasundaram, Jissy Thomas, Brian H Rowe, Gavin Y Oudit
BACKGROUND: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is activated in heart failure (HF) and inhibition of RAS is a mainstay therapy for HF. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and its product, angiotensin 1-7 (Ang-[1-7]), are important negative regulators of the RAS. OBJECTIVES: A comprehensive examination of angiotensin peptide levels and therapeutic effects of recombinant human ACE2 (rhACE2) on peptide metabolism was evaluated in human plasma and explanted heart tissue from patients with HF...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209101/role-of-heart-rate-variability-in-predicting-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
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Y Tryliskyy, G J Bryce
INTRODUCTION: Early recognition of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) would help deliver an appropriate discharge plan following ERCP. Functioning of the autonomic nervous system can be measured using non-invasive heart rate variability techniques (HRV) and provides quantitative information about the modulation of cardiac vagal and sympathetic activity. Pain evoked sympathetic activation is a well-known phenomenon, as exhibited in those suffering PEP. The aim of this study is to determine if a single post-procedural measurement of HRV identifies those at risk of developing PEP...
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208852/alteration-of-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-of-depression
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Deepti Jangpangi, Sunita Mondal, Rajiv Bandhu, Dinesh Kataria, Asha Gandhi
INTRODUCTION: Altered cardiac autonomic functions in form of reduced Heart Rate Variability (HRV) have been found to be associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in depressive patients. AIM: To investigate the relationship between HRV measures, which is a non-invasive marker of autonomic nervous system and depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included a convenient sample size of drug naive depressive patients (n=30) diagnosed on basis of ICD-10 and compared with age and gender matched healthy volunteers (n=30)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208685/hollow-fiber-supported-liquid-membrane-extraction-combined-with-hplc-uv-for-simultaneous-preconcentration-and-determination-of-urinary-hippuric-acid-and-mandelic-acid
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Abdulrahman Bahrami, Farhad Ghamari, Yadollah Yamini, Farshid Ghorbani Shahna, Abbas Moghimbeigi
This work describes a new extraction method with hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction based on facilitated pH gradient transport for analyzing hippuric acid and mandelic acid in aqueous samples. The factors affecting the metabolites extraction were optimized as follows: the volume of sample solution was 10 mL with pH 2 containing 0.5 mol·L(-1) sodium chloride, liquid membrane containing 1-octanol with 20% (w/v) tributyl phosphate as the carrier, the time of extraction was 150 min, and stirring rate was 500 rpm...
February 12, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208629/effects-of-the-activin-a-follistatin-system-on-myocardial-cell-apoptosis-through-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-pathway-in-heart-failure
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Miao Liu, Cuiying Mao, Jiayu Li, Fanglei Han, Ping Yang
BACKGROUND: A previous study suggested that activin A inhibited myocardial cell apoptosis. This study thus aimed to explore the effects of the activin A-follistatin system on myocardial cell apoptosis in heart failure (HF) rats in order to determine whether or not the mechanism operates through the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) pathway. METHODS: Myocardial infarction (MI) by vascular deprivation was used to induce HF. The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect activin A, follistatin and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) contents in serum...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208030/intensive-care-unit-admission-and-survival-among-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-heart-failure-or-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas S Valley, Michael W Sjoding, Andrew M Ryan, Theodore J Iwashyna, Colin R Cooke
RATIONALE: Admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) may be beneficial to pneumonia patients with uncertain ICU needs; however, evidence regarding the association between ICU admission and mortality for other common conditions is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the relationship between ICU admission and outcomes for hospitalized patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exacerbation of heart failure (HF), or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206674/effects-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-on-cardiac-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Jan Naar, Deborah Jaye, Cecilia Linde, Petr Neužil, Petr Doškář, Filip Málek, Frieder Braunschweig, Lars H Lund, Lars Mortensen, Bengt Linderoth, Göran Lind, Dianna Bone, Arthur J Scholte, Fred Kueffer, Jodi Koehler, Kambiz Shahgaldi, Otto Lang, Marcus Ståhlberg
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) reduces sympathetic activity in animal models of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF) but limited data exist of SCS in patients with HF. The aim of the present study was to test the primary hypothesis that SCS reduces cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in HF patients. Secondary hypotheses were that SCS improves left ventricular function and dimension, exercise capacity and clinical variables relevant to HF. METHODS: HF patients with a SCS device previously participating in the DEFEAT-HF trial were included in this crossover study with 6-week intervention periods (SCS-ON and SCS-OFF)...
February 16, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205629/mechanisms-of-chinese-medicine-xinmailong-s-protection-against-heart-failure-in-pressure-overloaded-mice-and-cultured-cardiomyocytes
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Jianyong Qi, Juan Yu, Yafang Tan, Renshan Chen, Wen Xu, Yanfen Chen, Jun Lu, Qin Liu, Jiashin Wu, Weiwang Gu, Minzhou Zhang
Patients with heart failure (HF) have high mortality and mobility. Xinmailong (XML) injection, a Chinese Medicine, is clinically effective in treating HF. However, the mechanism of XML's effectiveness on HF was unclear, and thus, was the target of the present study. We created a mouse model of pressure-overload-induced HF with transverse aortic constriction (TAC) surgery and compared among 4 study groups: SHAM (n = 10), TAC (n = 12), MET (metoprolol, positive drug treatment, n = 7) and XML (XML treatment, n = 14)...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205040/clinical-phenotyping-of-heart-failure-with-biomarkers-current-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Vichai Senthong, Jennifer L Kirsop, W H Wilson Tang
INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome with diverse risk factors and etiologies, differing underlying pathophysiology, and large phenotypic heterogeneity. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in imaging techniques coupled with clinical trials that targeted only in those with impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have largely shaped the current management strategy for HF that focuses predominantly in patients with systolic HF. In contrast, there are no effective treatments for HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
February 15, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204965/prognostic-value-of-simple-frailty-and-malnutrition-screening-tools-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-due-to-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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S Sze, J Zhang, P Pellicori, D Morgan, A Hoye, A L Clark
BACKGROUND: Frailty and malnutrition are common in patients with heart failure (HF), and are associated with adverse outcomes. We studied the prognostic value of three malnutrition and three frailty indices in patients admitted acutely to hospital with HF. METHODS: 265 consecutive patients [62% males, median age 80 (interquartile range (IQR): 72-86) years, median NTproBNP 3633 (IQR: 2025-6407) ng/l] admitted with HF between 2013 and 2014 were enrolled. Patients were screened for frailty using the Derby frailty index (DFI), acute frailty network (AFN) frailty criteria, and clinical frailty scale (CFS) and for malnutrition using the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI), controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score and prognostic nutritional index (PNI)...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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