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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314639/acute-dark-chocolate-ingestion-is-beneficial-for-hemodynamics-via-enhancement-of-erythrocyte-deformability-in-healthy-humans
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Jana Radosinska, Martina Horvathova, Karel Frimmel, Jana Muchova, Maria Vidosovicova, Rastislav Vazan, Iveta Bernatova
Erythrocyte deformability is an important property of erythrocytes that considerably affects blood flow and hemodynamics. The high content of polyphenols present in dark chocolate has been reported to play a protective role in functionality of erythrocytes. We hypothesized that chocolate might influence erythrocytes not only after repeated chronic intake, but also immediately after its ingestion. Thus, we determined the acute effect of dark chocolate and milk (with lower content of biologically active substances) chocolate intake on erythrocyte deformability...
March 7, 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280386/nanomolar-concentration-of-blood-soluble-drag-reducing-polymer-inhibits-experimental-metastasis-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Zhijie Ding, Marion Joy, Marina V Kameneva, Partha Roy
Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer mortality. Extravasation of cancer cells is a critical step of metastasis. We report a novel proof-of-concept study that investigated whether non-toxic blood-soluble chemical agents capable of rheological modification of the near-vessel-wall blood flow can reduce extravasation of tumor cells and subsequent development of metastasis. Using an experimental metastasis model, we demonstrated that systemic administration of nanomolar concentrations of so-called drag-reducing polymer dramatically impeded extravasation and development of pulmonary metastasis of breast cancer cells in mice...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263175/the-purified-vepoloxamer-prevents-haemolysis-in-42-day-stored-dehp-pvc-free-red-blood-cell-units
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Jose A Cancelas, Neeta Rugg, Shawnagay Nestheide, Sarah E Hill, R Martin Emanuele, Douglas S Mckenzie
BACKGROUND: Use of the plasticiser di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) blood bags poses a potential dilemma. The presence of DEHP in blood bags has been shown to be beneficial to red blood cells during storage by diminishing haemolysis. However, DEHP use in PVC may be carcinogenic or estrogenising. Vepoloxamer is a poloxamer with rheological and cytoprotective rheological properties and a favourable toxicity profile in clinical trials. We hypothesised that vepoloxamer may be sufficient to replace the plasticiser DEHP to prevent elevated haemolysis while conserving the biochemical and redox potential++ in RBCs stored for up to 42 days...
March 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249082/are-non-newtonian-effects-important-in-hemodynamic-simulations-of-patients-with-autogenous-fistula
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S M Javid Mahmoudzadeh Akherat, Kevin Cassel, Michael Boghosian, Promila Dhar, Mary Hammes
Given the current emphasis on accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of cardiovascular flows, which incorporates realistic blood vessel geometries and cardiac waveforms, it is necessary to revisit the conventional wisdom regarding the influences of non-Newtonian effects. In this study, patient-specific reconstructed 3D geometries, whole blood viscosity data, and venous pulses postdialysis access surgery are used as the basis for the hemodynamic simulations of renal failure patients with native fistula access...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243806/influence-of-erythrocyte-membrane-stability-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Mario da Silva Garrote-Filho, Morun Bernardino-Neto, Nilson Penha-Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study is to show how an excess of cholesterol in the erythrocyte membrane contributes stochastically to the progression of atherosclerosis, leading to damage in blood rheology and O2 transport, deposition of cholesterol (from trapped erythrocytes) in an area of intraplaque hemorrhage, and local exacerbation of oxidative stress. RECENT FINDINGS: Cholesterol contained in the membrane of erythrocytes trapped in an intraplaque hemorrhage contributes to the growth of the necrotic nucleus...
April 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192448/differential-inhibitory-action-of-apixaban-on-platelet-and-fibrin-components-of-forming-thrombi-studies-with-circulating-blood-and-in-a-platelet-based-model-of-thrombin-generation
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Lluis Pujadas-Mestres, Irene Lopez-Vilchez, Eduardo Arellano-Rodrigo, Joan Carles Reverter, Antonio Lopez-Farre, Maribel Diaz-Ricart, Juan Jose Badimon, Gines Escolar
INTRODUCTION: Mechanisms of action of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) suggest a potential therapeutic use in the prevention of thrombotic complications in arterial territories. However, effects of DOACs on platelet activation and aggregation have not been explored in detail. We have investigated the effects of apixaban on platelet and fibrin components of thrombus formation under static and flow conditions. METHODS: We assessed the effects of apixaban (10, 40 and 160 ng/mL) on: 1) platelet deposition and fibrin formation onto a thrombogenic surface, with blood circulating at arterial shear-rates; 2) viscoelastic properties of forming clots, and 3) thrombin generation in a cell-model of coagulation primed by platelets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168706/flow-field-simulations-and-hemolysis-estimates-for-the-food-and-drug-administration-critical-path-initiative-centrifugal-blood-pump
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Margaret L Heck, Allen Yen, Trevor A Snyder, Edgar A O'Rear, Dimitrios V Papavassiliou
The design of blood pumps for use in ventricular assist devices, which provide life-saving circulatory support in patients with heart failure, require remarkable precision and attention to detail to replicate the functionality of the native heart. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a Critical Path Initiative to standardize and facilitate the use of computational fluid dynamics in the study and development of these devices. As a part of the study, a simplified centrifugal blood pump model generated by computer-aided design was released to universities and laboratories nationwide...
February 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166607/recombinant-fibrinogen-reveals-the-differential-roles-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-chain-cross-linking-and-molecular-heterogeneity-in-fibrin-clot-strain-stiffening
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I K Piechocka, N A Kurniawan, J Grimbergen, J Koopman, G H Koenderink
BACKGROUND: Fibrin plays a crucial role in haemostasis and wound healing by forming strain-stiffening fibrous networks that reinforce blood clots. The molecular origin of fibrin's strain-stiffening behavior remains poorly understood, primarily because plasma fibrinogen is a complex mixture of heterogeneous molecular variants and is often contaminated by plasma factors that affect clot properties. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To facilitate mechanistic dissection of fibrin nonlinear elasticity, we produced a homogeneous recombinant fibrinogen corresponding to the main variant in human plasma, termed rFib610...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158274/alterations-of-erythrocyte-rheology-and-cellular-susceptibility-in-end-stage-renal-disease-effects-of-peritoneal-dialysis
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Nesrin Zeynep Ertan, Semra Bozfakioglu, Elif Ugurel, Mukaddes Sinan, Ozlem Yalcin
In this study, we investigated the effects of peritoneal dialysis on hemorheological and hematological parameters and their relations with oxidant and antioxidant status of uremic patients. Hemorheological parameters (erythrocyte deformability, erythrocyte aggregation, osmotic deformability, blood and plasma viscosity) were measured in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) and volunteers. Erythrocyte deformability, osmotic deformability and aggregation in both autologous plasma and 3% dextran 70 were measured by laser diffraction ektacytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143595/elevated-blood-viscosity-is-associated-with-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Seung Hoon Song, Jeong Hee Kim, Joon Hwa Lee, Yeo-Min Yun, Dong-Hee Choi, Hahn Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Increased level of blood viscosity, which is one of the major factors that determine blood rheology, has been reported as a risk factor or predictor for cerebrovascular events. We investigated how blood viscosity is associated with acute stroke and chronic radiological manifestations of cerebral small vessel disease, and how blood viscosity changes after stroke. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke. Whole blood viscosities at a low or high shear rate were measured using a scanning capillary tube viscometer, and were referred to as diastolic blood viscosity (DBV) and systolic blood viscosity (SBV), respectively...
January 31, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131944/a-novel-injectable-tissue-adhesive-based-on-oxidized-dextran-and-chitosan
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Biji Balakrishnan, Dawlee Soman, Umashanker Payanam, Alexandre Laurent, Denis Labarre, Athipettah Jayakrishnan
A surgical adhesive that can be used in different surgical situations with or without sutures is a surgeons' dream and yet none has been able to fulfill many such demanding requirements. It was therefore a major challenge to develop an adhesive biomaterial that stops bleeding and bond tissues well, which at the same time is non-toxic, biocompatible and yet biodegradable, economically viable and appealing to the surgeon in terms of the simplicity of application in complex surgical situations. With this aim, we developed an in situ setting adhesive based on biopolymers such as chitosan and dextran...
January 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131788/protective-properties-of-the-arterial-system-against-peripherally-generated-waves
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Marcin Majka, Giacomo Gadda, Angelo Taibi, Mirosław Gałązka, Piotr Zieliński
An anatomically detailed model consisting of a network of electric transmission lines is developed to simulate propagation of the pulse waves in humans. The simulations show that the real arterial tree geometry, together with the elastic and rheological parameters of particular segments, ensure an efficient protection of vital organs against pulse waves generated at peripheral locations. Because locomotive movements are the most obvious source of such disturbances, additional cyclic perturbations are applied to the model femoral arteries...
January 25, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129479/a-microfluidic-platform-to-study-the-effects-of-vascular-architecture-and-oxygen-gradients-on-sickle-blood-flow
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Xinran Lu, Michelle M Galarneau, John M Higgins, David K Wood
OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to develop a model of the microvasculature that would allow us to quantify changes in the rheology of sickle blood as it traverses the varying vessel sizes and oxygen tensions in the microcirculation. METHODS: We designed and implemented a microfluidic model of the microcirculation that comprises a branching microvascular network and physiologic oxygen gradients. We used computational modeling to determine the parameters necessary to generate stable, linear gradients in our devices...
January 27, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129321/noninvasive-quantification-of-blood-flow-in-epicardial-coronary-arteries-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts-and-anastomoses
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T Bruce Ferguson, Cheng Chen, Sunghan Kim, Kenneth Jacobs, Zhiyong Peng, Zhen Zhu, Ashesh N Buch, Jeffery C Basham
OBJECTIVE: Direct flow measurement in native epicardial coronary arteries, bypass conduits, and anastomoses is severely limited by the invasiveness and inaccuracy of existing technologies. As a result, less than 25% of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) worldwide have any intraoperative evaluation performed. A simple, accurate, and noninvasive technology to directly quantify blood flow and rheology surrounding anastomotic sites is a critical unmet need in CABG...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102332/dynamic-modeling-of-uteroplacental-blood-flow-in-iugr-indicates-vortices-and-elevated-pressure-in-the-intervillous-space-a-pilot-study
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Christian J Roth, Eva Haeussner, Tanja Ruebelmann, Franz V Koch, Christoph Schmitz, Hans-Georg Frank, Wolfgang A Wall
Ischemic placental disease is a concept that links intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and preeclampsia (PE) back to insufficient remodeling of uterine spiral arteries. The rheological consequences of insufficient remodeling of uterine spiral arteries were hypothesized to mediate the considerably later manifestation of obstetric disease. However, the micro-rheology in the intervillous space (IVS) cannot be examined clinically and rheological animal models of the human IVS do not exist. Thus, an in silico approach was implemented to provide in vivo inaccessible data...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097791/alpha-thalassaemia-promotes-frequent-vaso-occlusive-crises-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anaemia-through-haemorheological-changes
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Céline Renoux, Philippe Connes, Elie Nader, Sarah Skinner, Camille Faes, Marie Petras, Yves Bertrand, Nathalie Garnier, Daniela Cuzzubbo, Lydia Divialle-Doumdo, Kamila Kebaïli, Cécile Renard, Alexandra Gauthier, Maryse Etienne-Julan, Giovanna Cannas, Cyril Martin, Marie-Dominique Hardy-Dessources, Vincent Pialoux, Marc Romana, Philippe Joly
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a severe hereditary haemoglobinopathy characterised by haemorheological abnormalities, which play a role in the occurrence of several acute and chronic clinical complications. While β(S) -haplotypes and alpha-thalassaemia modulate SCA clinical severity, their effects on blood rheology have been incompletely described. The aim of this study was to test the effects of these genetic modifiers on the haemorheological properties and clinical complication of children with SCA...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092011/microbubble-moving-in-blood-flow-in-microchannels-effect-on-the-cell-free-layer-and-cell-local-concentration
#17
David Bento, Lúcia Sousa, Tomoko Yaginuma, Valdemar Garcia, Rui Lima, João M Miranda
Gas embolisms can hinder blood flow and lead to occlusion of the vessels and ischemia. Bubbles in microvessels circulate as tubular bubbles (Taylor bubbles) and can be trapped, blocking the normal flow of blood. To understand how Taylor bubbles flow in microcirculation, in particular, how bubbles disturb the blood flow at the scale of blood cells, experiments were performed in microchannels at a low Capillary number. Bubbles moving with a stream of in vitro blood were filmed with the help of a high-speed camera...
March 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072733/efficacy-and-safety-of-puerarin-injection-in-curing-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Qing-Hua Zheng, Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Mei, Li Xiong, Qing-Xian Mei, Jin-Feng Wang, Ling-Jing Tan, Song-Bai Yang, Zhi-Tao Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that the puerarin injection has been widely employed in China for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the puerarin injection for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED, EMBASE, SPRINGER LINK, Scopus, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Journals Database, Wanfang database and the China Biological Medicine database before November 2016, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of puerarin injection treating acute ischemic stroke were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069504/ph-sensitive-peptide-hydrogel-for-glucose-responsive-insulin-delivery
#19
Xue Li, Mian Fu, Jun Wu, Chenyu Zhang, Xin Deng, Arvind Dhinakar, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian, Liang Ge
Glucose-responsive system is one of important options for self-regulated insulin delivery to treat diabetes, which has become an issue of great public health concern in the world. In this study, we developed a novel and biocompatible glucose-responsive insulin delivery system using a pH-sensitive peptide hydrogel as a carrier loaded with glucose oxidase, catalase and insulin. The peptide could self-assemble into hydrogel under physiological conditions. When hypoglycemia is encountered, neighboring alkaline amino acid side chains are significantly repulsed due to reduced local pH by the enzymatic conversion of glucose into gluconic acid...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040374/the-rheopathobiology-of-plasmodium-vivax-and-other-important-primate-malaria-parasites
#20
REVIEW
Bruce M Russell, Brian M Cooke
Our current understanding of how malaria parasites remodel their host red blood cells (RBCs) and ultimately cause disease is largely based on studies of Plasmodium falciparum. In this review, we expand our knowledge to include what is currently known about pathophysiological changes to RBCs that are infected by non-falciparum malaria parasites. We highlight the potential folly of making generalizations about the rheology of malaria infection, and emphasize the need for more systematic studies into the erythrocytic biology of non-falciparum malaria parasites...
December 28, 2016: Trends in Parasitology
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