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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705908/importance-of-kynurenine-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Bence M Nagy, Chandran Nagaraj, Andreas Meinitzer, Neha Sharma, Rita Papp, Vasile Foris, Bahil Ghanim, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Gabor Kovacs, Walter Klepetko, Thomas R Pieber, Harald Mangge, Horst Olschewski, Andrea Oslchewski
The tryptophan metabolite kynurenine is significantly increased in pulmonary arterial hyper-tension (PAH) patients, and it is a potent vasodilator of systemic arteries. Our aim was to in-vestigate the role of kynurenine in the pulmonary circulation. Serum tryptophan, kynurenine and kynurenic-acid levels were measured in 20 idiopathic PAH (IPAH) patients, 20 healthy controls and 20 patients with chronic lung disease or meta-bolic syndrome without-PH. Laser-dissected pulmonary arteries from IPAH and control lungs were tested for the expression of IDO, the rate-limiting enzyme for the conversion from tryptophan to kynurenine...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705815/sigmoid-sinus-diverticulum-dehiscence-and-venous-sinus-stenosis-potential-causes-of-pulsatile-tinnitus-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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J A Lansley, W Tucker, M R Eriksen, P Riordan-Eva, S E J Connor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulsatile tinnitus is experienced by most patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The pathophysiology remains uncertain; however, transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence have been proposed as potential etiologies. We aimed to determine whether the prevalence of transverse sinus stenosis and sigmoid sinus diverticulum/dehiscence was increased in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and pulsatile tinnitus relative to those without pulsatile tinnitus and a control group...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699986/diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-aldosteronism
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Leticia A P Vilela, Madson Q Almeida
Primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common form of secondary hypertension (HTN), with an estimated prevalence of 4% of hypertensive patients in primary care and around 10% of referred patients. Patients with PA have higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than age- and sex-matched patients with essential HTN and the same degree of blood pressure elevation. PA is characterized by an autonomous aldosterone production causing sodium retention, plasma renin supression, HTN, cardiovascular damage, and increased potassium excretion, leading to variable degrees of hypokalemia...
May 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690220/-investigation-and-analysis-for-current-situation-and-pathogenesis-relevant-to-pulmonary-hypertension
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Si Lei, Doudou Tang, Nianru Xu, Shangjie Wu
To investigate the demographic characteristics and the causes for pulmonary hypertension (PH) in adult patients.
 Methods: A total of 2 508 adult patients diagnosed as PH, who came from the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University from January 2010 to December 2014, were retrospectively investigated. All subjects underwent the clinical diagnosis, or the echocardiographic diagnosis, or thetraditional hemodynamic criteria by right heart catheterization (RHC). The patient's data including hospital numbers, gender, ages, primary diseases, etc, are collected and analyzed...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688632/ecmo-support-in-lung-transplantation-a-contemporary-analysis-of-hospital-charges-in-the-united-states
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J W Awori Hayanga, Norihisa Shigemura, Jonathan K Aboagye, Chris Ensor, Mary Amanda Dew, Heather K Hayanga, Stephen A Esper, Kyla Joubert, Matthew R Morrell, Jonathan D'Cunha
BACKGROUND: There is little in the literature pertaining to cost associated with the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in lung transplantation. We sought to evaluate charges associated with the index hospitalization among recipients of a lung transplant who required ECMO to identify factors that increase hospital charges in these patients. METHODS: With the use of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we reviewed data pertaining to patients who received a lung transplant between 2000 and 2011 and stratified them into ECMO and non-ECMO groups based on use of ECMO...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688167/inhibition-of-hyaluronan-synthesis-attenuates-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-lung-fibrosis
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Scott D Collum, Ning-Yuan Chen, Adriana M Hernandez, Ankit Hanmandlu, Heather Sweeney, Tinne C J Mertens, Tingting Weng, Fayong Luo, Jose G Molina, Jonathan Davies, Ian P Horan, Nick W Morrell, Javier Amione-Guerra, Odeaa Al-Jabbari, Keith Youker, Wenchao Sun, Jayakumar Rajadas, Paul L Bollyky, Bindu H Akkanti, Soma Jyothula, Neeraj Sinha, Ashrith Guha, Harry Karmouty-Quintana
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Group III Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a highly lethal and widespread lung disorder that is a common complication in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) where it is considered to be the single most significant predictor of mortality. While increased levels of hyaluronan have been observed in IPF patients, hyaluronan-mediated vascular remodelling and the hyaluronan-mediated mechanisms promoting PH associated with IPF are not fully understood. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Explanted lung tissue from patients with IPF with and without a diagnosis of PH was used to identify increased levels of hyaluronan...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679427/comparison-of-the-sagittal-sinus-cross-sectional-area-between-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-hydrocephalus-intracranial-hypertension-and-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-a-surrogate-marker-of-venous-transmural-pressure
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Grant A Bateman, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Ross Copping, Christopher Moeskops, Swee Leong Yap
There is evidence that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and hydrocephalus share some common pathophysiological mechanisms. Alterations in CSF pressure are known to affect cerebral venous sinus geometry. To further explore these mechanisms, we measured the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) cross-sectional area 3 cm above the torcular using T2 images in 20 MS, 10 spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH), 21 hydrocephalus and 20 idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) patients and compared with 20 matched controls...
July 6, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678218/idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-males
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Hissah K Al Abdulsalam, Abdulrazag M Ajlan
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a neurological condition characterized by increased intracranial pressure without an underlying intracranial pathology. This condition is rarely encountered in men and it predominantly affects obese women of childbearing age. We present an interesting case of IIH in a male patient who presented with acute severe vision loss over 2 weeks and was successfully treated via surgery. Although IIH is less common in men than in women, men are more likely to develop vision loss, which is usually severe and less likely to respond to medical treatment...
July 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668810/an-mif-promoter-polymorphism-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-diffuse-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis
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Lara Bossini-Castillo, Diana Campillo-Davó, Elena López-Isac, Francisco David Carmona, Carmen P Simeon, Patricia Carreira, José Luis Callejas-Rubio, Iván Castellví, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Manel Rubio-Rivas, Francisco J García-Hernández, Ana Belén Madroñero, Lorenzo Beretta, Alessandro Santaniello, Claudio Lunardi, Paolo Airó, Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Alexander Kreuter, Gabriela Riemekasten, Torsten Witte, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Madelon C Vonk, Alexandre E Voskuyl, J de Vries-Bouwstra, Paul Shiels, Ariane Herrick, Jane Worthington, Timothy R D J Radstake, Javier Martin
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a fibrotic immune-mediated disease of unknown etiology. Among its clinical manifestations, pulmonary involvement is the leading cause of mortality in patients with SSc. However, the genetic factors involved in lung complication are not well defined. We aimed to review the association of the MIF gene, which encodes a cytokine implicated in idiopathic pulmonary hypertension among other diseases, with the susceptibility and clinical expression of SSc, in addition to testing the association of this polymorphism with SSc-related pulmonary involvement...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663268/increased-curvature-of-the-tentorium-cerebelli-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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P P Morris, N Lachman, D F Black, R A Carter, J Port, N Campeau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transverse sinus effacement is detectable on MRV examinations in almost all patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. This effacement of the transverse sinus is presumed to be mediated by elevation of intracranial pressure, resulting in compression and inward collapse of the dural margins of the sinus. We sought to establish whether supratentorial broad-based downward deformity of the tentorium might explain transverse sinus effacement in idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
June 29, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655554/t-type-ca-2-channels-elicit-pro-proliferative-and-anti-apoptotic-responses-through-impaired-pp2a-akt1-signaling-in-pasmcs-from-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Safietou Sankhe, Sevasti Manousakidi, Fabrice Antigny, Jennifer Arthur Ataam, Sana Bentebbal, Yann Ruchon, Florence Lecerf, Jessica Sabourin, Laura Price, Elie Fadel, Peter Dorfmüller, Saadia Eddahibi, Marc Humbert, Frédéric Perros, Véronique Capuano
Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (iPAH) is characterized by obstructive hyperproliferation and apoptosis resistance of distal pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). T-type Ca(2+) channel blockers have been shown to reduce experimental pulmonary hypertension, although the impact of T-type channel inhibition remains unexplored in PASMCs from iPAH patients. Here we show that T-type channels Cav3.1 and Cav3.2 are present in the lung and PASMCs from iPAH patients and control subjects. The blockade of T-type channels by the specific blocker, TTA-A2, prevents cell cycle progression and PASMCs growth...
June 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652456/lung-cancer-in-patients-with-severe-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-critical-aspects
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Elena Bargagli, Viola Bonti, Katia Ferrari, Elisabetta Rosi, Alessandra Bindi, Maurizio Bartolucci, Moroni Chiara, Luca Voltolini
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare interstitial lung disease limited to the lung with an undefined etiopathogenesis and a very short life expectancy (less than 5 years). IPF susceptibility has been associated with several genetic and environmental risk factors and the prognosis is conditioned by comorbidities such as gastro-esophageal reflux, depression, venous thromboembolism, pulmonary hypertension and lung cancer. At 5 years follow-up, 15% of IPF patients develop lung cancer, which can significantly reduce their survival...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642014/acute-hemodynamic-effects-of-intravenous-adenosine-in-patients-with-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-comparison-with-intravenous-epoprostenol
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Rosario Rossi, Francesca Coppi, Fabio Sgura, Daniel Monopoli, Giuseppe Boriani
Exogenous intravenous (IV) adenosine and epoprostenol are effective vasodilator agents, causing a substantial reduction in pulmonary vascular resistance in patients affected by idiopathic pulmonary arteriolar hypertension (PAH). Their action, in patients with PAH associated with other pathological conditions, is not well defined. In the present paper the authors retrospectively analyzed the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous adenosine and epoprostenol in 30 consecutive patients (mean age: 58 ± 15 years; 21 females, and 9 males) affected by PAH associated with other pathological conditions, as determined by changes from baseline in systemic and pulmonary hemodynamic parameters...
June 19, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638005/sclerosing-mesenteritis-causing-chylous-ascites-and-small-bowel-perforation
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Huei-Wen Lim, Keith S Sultan
BACKGROUND Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare idiopathic inflammation and fibrosis of the mesentery. Its etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear. It has been linked to abdominal trauma related to peritoneal dialysis, recent abdominal surgery, idiopathic inflammatory disorder, paraneoplastic syndrome, ischemia/infection, and autoimmunity. Abdominal CT is the most sensitive imaging modality, and diagnosis is usually confirmed by surgical biopsy. Patients most often present with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss, and less commonly with chylous ascites and small bowel obstruction...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637822/pattern-of-pressure-gradient-alterations-after-venous-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-predicts-stent-adjacent-stenosis-a-proposed-classification-system
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Daniel Raper, Thomas J Buell, Dale Ding, Ching-Jen Chen, Robert M Starke, Kenneth C Liu
OBJECTIVE: Venous sinus stenting (VSS) is a safe and effective treatment for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) with angiographic venous sinus stenosis. However, predictors of stent-adjacent stenosis (SAS) remain poorly defined. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 47 patients with IIH and intracranial venous stenosis who underwent VSS with pre- and post-stent venography. Patient characteristics, treatments and outcomes were reviewed. Changes in pressure gradient after VSS were classified according to pattern of gradient resolution into types I-III...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632001/vasodilator-responsiveness-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-identifying-a-distinct-phenotype-with-distinct-physiology-and-distinct-prognosis
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David Langleben, Stylianos Orfanos
Within the cohort of patients suffering from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a group that responds dramatically (VR-PAH) to an acute vasodilator challenge and that has excellent long-term hemodynamic improvement and prognosis on high dose calcium channel blockers compared with vasodilator non-responders (VN-PAH). For the purposes of diagnosing VR-PAH, there is to date no test to replace the acute vasodilator challenge. However, recent studies have identified markers that may aid in the identification of VR-PAH, including peripheral blood lymphocyte RNA expression levels of desmogelin-2 and Ras homolog gene family member Q, and plasma levels of provirus integration site for Moloney murine leukemia virus...
June 20, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629920/pulmonary-hypertension-in-parenchymal-lung-diseases-any-future-for-new-therapies
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Sergio Harari, Davide Elia, Marc Humbert
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to chronic lung diseases is associated with a poor prognosis, regardless of the underlying respiratory condition. Updated PH guidelines recommend optimal treatment of the underlying lung disease, including long-term oxygen therapy, in patients with chronic hypoxaemia despite the lack of randomized controlled clinical trials supporting this statement. So far, randomized controlled trials on drugs approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have yielded discouraging results in both interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) with PH...
June 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625338/acute-diplopia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-a-cohort-multicenter-italian-study
#18
Umberto Raucci, Pasquale Parisi, Nicola Vanacore, Francesco La Penna, Valentina Ferro, Lucia Calistri, Claudia Bondone, Fabio Midulla, Agnese Suppiej, Raffaele Falsaperla, Duccio Maria Cordelli, Antonella Palmieri, Alberto Verrotti, Sabrina Becciani, Sonia Aguzzi, Mario Mastrangelo, Federica Pelizza, Filippo Greco, Giulia Carbonari, Ramona Tallone, Gabriella Bottone, Italo Trenta, Stefano Masi, Maria Pia Villa, Antonino Reale
BACKGROUND: Acute diplopia (AD) is an uncommon and distressing symptom of numerous ocular and neurological conditions, with potentially serious sequelaes. No data are present in pediatrics on the presentation and management of AD. AIM: This study investigated characteristics, etiology and health care utilization of the pediatric population with AD accessed to pediatric Emergency Departments (ED), trying to identify "red flags" associated with potentially life-threatening (LT) conditions...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624000/aneurysms-of-the-azygos-vein
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REVIEW
Maximilian Kreibich, Matthias Siepe, Jochen Grohmann, Gregor Pache, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
OBJECTIVE: Azygos vein aneurysms (AVAs) are uncommon and infrequently diagnosed. When confronted with a patient presenting with an AVA, physicians can rely on only a few case reports after an extensive literature search. To date, no guideline, no rule, and no review on the optimal treatment strategy for these patients exist. METHODS: A PubMed and MEDLINE database search for papers and case reports describing AVA was performed. Cases from our own institutions were also reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619995/codependence-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-2-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-elastic-fiber-assembly-and-its-perturbation-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Nancy F Tojais, Aiqin Cao, Ying-Ju Lai, Lingli Wang, Pin-I Chen, Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar, Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Rachel K Hopper, Christopher J Rhodes, Matthew A Bill, Lynn Y Sakai, Marlene Rabinovitch
OBJECTIVE: We determined in patients with pulmonary arterial (PA) hypertension (PAH) whether in addition to increased production of elastase by PA smooth muscle cells previously reported, PA elastic fibers are susceptible to degradation because of their abnormal assembly. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Fibrillin-1 and elastin are the major components of elastic fibers, and fibrillin-1 binds bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and the large latent complex of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1)...
June 15, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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