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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723343/%C3%AE-catenin-is-involved-in-oleanolic-acid-dependent-promotion-of-proliferation-in-human-hair-matrix-cells-in-an-in-vitro-organ-culture-model
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Ben Liu, Xianyan Chen, Huan Yi, Le Han, Bin Ji, Haiyan Chen, Wenjia Deng, Miaojian Wan
Oleanolic acid (OA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound which can be found in >1600 plants, has been shown to promote hair growth. To study the mechanisms of OA on hair growth, we investigated hair follicle (HF) growth on four different concentration OA using human hair follicle organ culture model. We found that HFs treated with 1 or 10μg/mL OA showed statistically enhanced elongation of the hair shaft and anagen-like stage. Moreover, higher positive rate of Ki-67, a matrix cellular marker of proliferation, was detected in the same groups treated with 1 or 10μg/mL than those treated with vehicle...
July 16, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721709/-paradoxal-decrease-and-metabolic-effects-of-bnp-in-obese-patient
#2
Rémy C Martin-Du-Pan, Alain Golay
Natriuretic peptides (NP), ANP and BNP, are produced by cardiomyocytes when there is stretching of the ventricular and auricular walls in heart failure (HF). Their vasodilatator and natriuretic effect oppose to volume and pressure overload occurring in HF. Several studies have observed decreased levels of NP in obese and diabetic people and in patients with insulin resistance. This decrease could contribute to hypertension, frequently observed in obesity. NP have also a lipolytic action. Low levels of NP could promote obesity...
March 22, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721150/phenotype-distribution-of-the-paraoxonase-gene-in-patients-with-cardiac-disease
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Hamit Yasar Ellidag, Ozgur Aydin, Esin Eren, Necat Yilmaz, Tugra Gencpinar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Akar Yilmaz, Fatma Demet Arslan Ince
INTRODUCTION: Paraoxonase (PON1) is an enigmatic enzyme with multiple enzymatic properties including arylesterase and lactonase activities besides its ability to hydrolyze the toxic metabolite of parathion, paraoxon. The aim of this study was to determine the phenotype distribution of PON1 in patients with cardiac disease who were classified in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), heart valve disease (HVD), heart failure (HF) and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) groups and healthy subjects as a control group...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720970/effect-of-rice-bran-oil-spread-on-the-physical-sensory-and-fatty-acid-profile-of-cake
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Rizwana Shaik, Aparna Kuna, Mohibbe Azam, Ram Tilathoo, Manorama Kanuri, Geetha Samala
Studies were carried out to replace hydrogenated fat (HF) with rice bran oil (RBO) and two varieties of rice bran oil spread RBOS1 and RBOS2 in the preparation of cake. Physico-chemical properties, sensory properties, scanning electronic microscopic (SEM) study and fatty acid estimation with reference to trans fatty acids of cake made with control and experimental samples were studied. The best acceptable cake among the four i.e., RBOS2 cake was selected for consumer evaluation along with control (HF) cake...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720639/angioedema-spotlight-a-closer-examination-of-sacubitril-valsartan-safety-results
#5
Ryan E Owens, Carrie S Oliphant
Incorporation of neprilysin inhibition into heart failure pharmacotherapy regimens has recently been recommended by U.S. guidelines, based on results from the PARADIGM-HF trial comparing sacubitril/valsartan to enalapril. While most of the discussion has focused on efficacy, a closer examination of the safety results, particularly the incidence of angioedema during the run-in and double-blind periods, is also warranted. Although no major safety concerns were identified, an angioedema risk comparable to enalapril was found, primarily in the black population...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720509/the-neuropeptide-galanin-promotes-an-anti-thrombotic-phenotype-on-endocardial-endothelial-cells-from-heart-failure-patients
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Christina Tyrrell, Amanda Toyooka, Faiza Khan, Kent L Thornburg, James O Mudd, Wohaib Hasan
Thromboembolic complications are a significant cause of mortality and re-hospitalization in heart failure (HF) patients. One source of thrombi is the ventricular endocardial surface that becomes increasingly pro-thrombotic as HF progresses. Anticoagulation comes with bleeding risks so identifying therapeutic agents for improving cardiac endothelial health are of critical clinical importance. Endocardial endothelial cells are closely apposed to cardiac sympathetic nerves. In HF, cardiac sympathetic nerves are dysregulated and promote disease progression...
July 12, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719692/association-of-changing-hospital-readmission-rates-with-mortality-rates-after-hospital-discharge
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Kumar Dharmarajan, Yongfei Wang, Zhenqiu Lin, Sharon-Lise T Normand, Joseph S Ross, Leora I Horwitz, Nihar R Desai, Lisa G Suter, Elizabeth E Drye, Susannah M Bernheim, Harlan M Krumholz
Importance: The Affordable Care Act has led to US national reductions in hospital 30-day readmission rates for heart failure (HF), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and pneumonia. Whether readmission reductions have had the unintended consequence of increasing mortality after hospitalization is unknown. Objective: To examine the correlation of paired trends in hospital 30-day readmission rates and hospital 30-day mortality rates after discharge. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective study of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years or older hospitalized with HF, AMI, or pneumonia from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2014...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719415/heart-failure-self-care-to-success-development-and-evaluation-of-a-program-toolkit
#8
Rebecca Bryant
The Heart Failure: Self-care to Success toolkit was developed to assist NPs in empowering patients with heart failure (HF) to improve individual self-care behaviors. This article details the evolution of this toolkit for NPs, its effectiveness with patients with HF, and recommendations for future research and dissemination strategies.
August 17, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719039/differences-in-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-sudden-low-and-high-frequency-hearing-loss
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Oak-Sung Choo, Suk Min Yang, Hun Yi Park, Jong Bin Lee, Jeong Hun Jang, Seong Jun Choi, Yun-Hoon Choung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: We compared the clinical characteristics between acute low- and high-frequency hearing loss (LF and HF, respectively) patients, and the efficacy of three different treatment protocols (systemic steroids, intratympanic steroid injection, and combination therapy). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study. METHODS: A total of 111 patients diagnosed with LF or HF were treated on an outpatient basis. Each group was randomly divided into three equal subgroups based on therapy: oral steroid, intratympanic dexamethasone injection (IT), and combination therapy...
August 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718814/physiological-effects-of-touching-wood
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Harumi Ikei, Chorong Song, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
This study aimed to clarify the physiological effects of touching wood with the palm, in comparison with touching other materials on brain activity and autonomic nervous activity. Eighteen female university students (mean age, 21.7  ±  1.6 years) participated in the study. As an indicator of brain activity, oxyhemoglobin (oxy-Hb) concentrations were measured in the left/right prefrontal cortex using near-infrared time-resolved spectroscopy. Heart rate variability (HRV) was used as an indicator of autonomic nervous activity...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718812/therapeutic-efficacy-of-the-novel-stimuli-sensitive-nano-ferritins-containing-doxorubicin-in-a-head-and-neck-cancer-model
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Verena Damiani, Elisabetta Falvo, Giulio Fracasso, Luca Federici, Martina Pitea, Vincenzo De Laurenzi, Gianluca Sala, Pierpaolo Ceci
Doxorubicin is employed alone or in combination for the treatment of several hematological and solid malignancies; despite its efficacy, there are associated cardiotoxicity limits both in its application in patients with heart disease risk factors and also in its long-term use. HFt-MP-PAS40 is a genetically engineered human ferritin heavy chain (HFt)-based construct able to efficiently entrap and deliver doxorubicin to cancer cells. HF-MP-PAS contains a short motif sequence (defined as MP) responsive to proteolytic cleavage by tumor matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), located between each HFt subunit and a masking polypeptide sequence rich in proline (P), alanine (A), and serine (S) residues (PAS)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717143/fish-oil-supplementation-to-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-prevents-development-of-impaired-insulin-sensitivity-in-male-adult-offspring
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Benjamin B Albert, Mark H Vickers, Clint Gray, Clare M Reynolds, Stephanie A Segovia, José G B Derraik, Manohar L Garg, David Cameron-Smith, Paul L Hofman, Wayne S Cutfield
We examined whether maternal fish oil supplementation during pregnancy could prevent development of insulin resistance in adult male offspring of rat dams fed a high-fat diet. Time-mated Sprague-Dawley rat dams were randomised into four treatment groups: Con-Con, dams fed a control diet (fat: 15% kcal) and administered water by gavage; Con-FO, control diet with unoxidised fish oil by gavage; HF-Con, high-fat diet (fat: 45% kcal) and water by gavage; and HF-FO, high-fat diet and unoxidised fish oil by gavage...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717064/sildenafil-improves-heart-rate-variability-in-dogs-with-asymptomatic-myxomatous-mitral-valve-degeneration
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Prapawadee Pirintr, Nakkawee Saengklub, Vudhiporn Limprasutr, Suwanakiet Sawangkoon, Anusak Kijtawornrat
Myxomatous mitral valve degeneration (MMVD) causes an imbalance of sympathovagal activity resulted in poor cardiac outcomes. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have been revealed cardioprotective effect in patients with heart diseases. This study aimed to 1) compare the heart rate variability (HRV) between asymptomatic MMVD and healthy dogs and 2) assess long-term effects of sildenafil and enalapril on time- and frequency-domains analyzes. Thirty-four dogs with MMVD stage B1 or B2 and thirteen healthy dogs were recruited into the study...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716974/heart-failure-in-patients-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Courtney Tuegel, Nisha Bansal
Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the population of CKD patients with concurrent HF continues to grow. The accurate diagnosis of HF is challenging in patients with CKD in part due to a lack of validated imaging and biomarkers specifically in this population. The pathophysiology between the heart and the kidneys is complex and bidirectional. Patients with CKD have greater prevalence of traditional HF risk factors as well as unique kidney-specific risk factors including malnutrition, acid-base alterations, uraemic toxins, bone mineral changes, anemia and myocardial stunning...
July 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716973/incremental-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-with-versus-without-a-defibrillator
#15
Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Petra Nijst, Matthias Dupont, Dieter Nuyens, Hugo Van Herendael, Maximo Rivero-Ayerza, Wilson H Tang, Wilfried Mullens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incremental value of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in contemporary optimally treated patients with heart failure (HF) undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). METHODS: Consecutive patients with HF undergoing CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) or CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation in a single tertiary care centre between October 2008 and August 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. For patients with a primary prevention indication of the CRT-D, no benefit of the ICD was defined as absence of appropriate therapy (device analysis) or lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias (mode of death analysis) during follow-up...
July 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716688/influence-of-thoracic-fluid-compartments-on-pulmonary-congestion-in-chronic-heart-failure
#16
Steven C Chase, Bryan J Taylor, Troy J Cross, Kirsten E Coffman, Lyle J Olson, Bruce D Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary congestion is a common finding of heart failure (HF), but it remains unclear how pulmonary and heart blood volumes (Vp and Vh) and extravascular lung water (EVLW) change in stable HF and impact lung function. METHODS: Fourteen patients with HF (age: 68±11 y; LVEF: 33±8%) and 12 controls (age: 65±9 y) were recruited. A pulmonary function test, thoracic CT scan, and contrast perfusion scan were performed. From the thoracic scan, a histogram of CT attenuation of lung tissue was generated and skew, kurtosis, and full-width half-max were calculated as surrogates of EVLW...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716687/measures-of-ventricular-arterial-coupling-and-incident-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction-hfpef-a-matched-case-control-analysis
#17
Carolyn L Lekavich, Debra J Barksdale, Jia-Rong Wu, Virginia Neelon, Jamie Crandell, Eric J Velazquez
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to detect differences in markers associated with incident heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) when comparing matched case-control groups. BACKGROUND: Evidence continues to demonstrate increasing prevalence, cost and mortality implications of HFpEF, but clearly defined parameters that distinguish between controls and HFpEF have not been established. METHODS: A study cohort of case (incident patients with HFpEF, n=155) and matched control (patients with no prior HF, n=155) groups was retrospectively identified...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715727/efficacy-and-safety-of-long-term-antidepressant-treatment-for-bipolar-disorders-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Bangshan Liu, Yan Zhang, Han Fang, Jin Liu, Tiebang Liu, Lingjiang Li
OBJECTIVE: Efficacy and safety of long-term use of antidepressants (AD) in bipolar disorder (BD) patients remains highly controversial. Here we performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) exploring the efficacy and safety of long-term AD use in BD patients. METHODS: English-written literature published in peer-reviewed journal was systematically searched from Pubmed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO and Clinicaltrials.gov. Each database was searched from its first available time to August 31, 2016...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715134/magnetic-shielding-studies-of-c2-and-c2h2-support-higher-than-triple-bond-multiplicity-in-c2
#19
Peter B Karadakov, Josh Kirsopp
The carbon-carbon bonds in the ground states of C2 and C2H2, at their equilibrium geometries, are compared by analysing the changes in the off-nucleus magnetic shielding tensor within the space surrounding each of these molecules. A wide range of quantum-chemical approaches, including full-valence CASSCF-GIAO, CCSD(T)-GIAO and CCSDT-GIAO, all with the cc-pVQZ basis set, as well as HF-GIAO and MP2-GIAO, with the cc-pVQZ, cc-pV5Z and cc-pV6Z basis sets, show that the surroundings of the carbon-carbon bond in C2 are more shielded than those of the carbon-carbon bond in C2H2...
July 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715068/severe-mitral-regurgitation-is-associated-with-increased-copeptin-levels-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Alven Kılıcgedık, Elıf Eroglu, Gokhan Kahvecı, Khaganı Isgandarov, Emrah Acar, Semi Ozturk, Regayip Zehir, Seyhmus Kulahcıoglu, Cuneyt Toprak, Ali Yaman, Ibrahım Akın Izgı, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the potential role of mitral regurgitation (MR) in the release of copeptin in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: The study included 63 patients of whom 33 had functional mild MR (Group 1) and 30 had functional severe MR (Group 2).The functional classes of the groups were both NYHA Class III. Blood samples for the determination of plasma copeptin and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained at the same day with the echocardiographic examination...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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