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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735342/cataract-in-the-chronically-exposed-residents-of-the-techa-riverside-villages
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L D Mikryukova, A V Akleyev
The present study is based on a retrospective analysis of archive data of the Clinical Department of the Urals Research Center for Radiation Medicine that has been established to examine and treat accidentally exposed residents of the Urals Region. All individuals included in this study were examined by an ophthalmologist. The study of cataract incidence has been conducted retrospectively for the period from 1951 till 2000 among chronically exposed residents of the Techa riverside villages (6343 persons). Individual accumulated absorbed doses to soft tissues (analogue of eye dose) reached 1...
July 22, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735256/comparison-of-multimodal-intra-arterial-treatment-versus-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-hypertensive-patients-with-severe-large-vessel-cerebral-infarction
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Zuojun Tian, Geng Liao, Shaoming Li, Yuechun Shen, Changbing Chen, Lei Liu, Yiheng Li
Since intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) is often associated with poor outcomes in hypertensive patients with severe acute cerebral infarction (ACI) due to occlusions of the internal carotid, basilar, or proximal middle cerebral artery, we evaluated whether multimodal intra-arterial treatment (IAT) might improve functional outcomes in this patient population. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of eligible patients who underwent multimodal IAT including intra-arterial thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, balloon and/or stent angioplasty (IAT group) or IVT alone (IVT group)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735142/bifurcation-location-and-growth-of-aneurysm-size-are-significantly-associated-with-an-irregular-shape-of-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Xin Feng, Baorui Zhang, Erkang Guo, Luyao Wang, Zenguhi Qian, Peng Liu, Xiaolong Wen, Wenjuan Xu, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li, Zhongxue Wu, Aihua Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Previous studies firmly proved that an irregular aneurysmal shape was strongly associated with intracranial aneurysm (IA) rupture, but it is unclear how irregularly shaped intracranial aneurysms (IAs) form. We aimed to identify the factors related to irregular shape of IAs. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed of consecutive patients evaluated or treated for IA at our institution from June 2015 to July 2016. According to the imaging morphology of aneurysm, the enrolled patients are divided into irregular and regular group...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735030/effect-of-bosentan-therapy-in-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#4
Gunlawadee Maneenil, Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Waricha Janjindamai, Supaporn Dissaneevate
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) contributes to neonatal hypoxemia and is associated with a high mortality. Some PPHN patients are unresponsive to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). Bosentan, an oral endothelin-1 receptor antagonist, reduces pulmonary vascular resistance and hence may play a role in the treatment of PPHN. METHODS: A retrospective medical records review was performed in newborns who received oral bosentan as an adjunctive therapy for treatment of PPHN between January 2013 and February 2016 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Songklanagarind Hospital...
July 11, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734853/the-impact-of-mk-467-on-sedation-heart-rate-and-arterial-blood-pressure-after-intramuscular-coadministration-with-dexmedetomidine-in-conscious-cats
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Juhana Honkavaara, Bruno Pypendop, Jan Ilkiw
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of MK-467, a peripheral α2-adrenoceptor antagonist, on sedation, heart rate and blood pressure after intramuscular (IM) coadministration with 25 μg kg(-1) of dexmedetomidine in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded, cross-over, experimental study. ANIMALS: A total of eight healthy, adult, neutered male cats. METHODS: Cats were administered five IM treatments at least 2 weeks apart, consisting of dexmedetomidine 25 μg kg(-1) (D25), MK-467 600 μg kg(-1) (M600) and D25 combined with 300, 600 and 1200 μg kg(-1) of MK-467 (D25M300, D25M600 and D25M1200, respectively)...
March 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734848/liver-resection-versus-radiofrequency-ablation-plus-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-solitary-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Antonio Saviano, Roberto Iezzi, Felice Giuliante, Lucia Salvatore, Caterina Mele, Alessandro Posa, Francesco Ardito, Anna Maria De Gaetano, Maurizio Pompili
PURPOSE: To compare liver resection (LR) with single-step, balloon-occluded RF ablation plus drug-eluting embolics transarterial chemoembolization in cirrhotic patients with single hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) ≥ 3 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 to 2014, 25 patients with compensated cirrhosis and single HCC ≥ 3 cm (median size 4.5 cm; range, 3.0-6.8 cm) not suitable for LR or liver transplantation were treated with RF ablation plus transarterial chemoembolization in a prospective observational single-center pilot study; all patients had complete tumor necrosis after treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734244/renal-denervation-attenuates-hypertension-and-renal-dysfunction-in-a-model-of-cardiovascular-and-renal-disease-which-is-associated-with-reduced-nadph-and-xanthine-oxidase-activity
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Maria Peleli, Peter Flacker, Zhengbing Zhuge, Cristina Gomez, Craig E Wheelock, A Erik G Persson, Mattias Carlstrom
Oxidative stress is considered a central pathophysiological event in cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. Early age reduction in renal mass is associated with hypertension and oxidative stress in later life, which is aggravated by increased salt intake. The aim of the present study was to examine if renal sympathetic denervation can exert blood pressure lowering effects in uninephrectomized (UNX) rats (3-week old) fed with high salt (HS, 4%; w/w) diet for 4 weeks. Moreover, we investigated if renal denervation is associated with changes in NADPH and xanthine oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species...
July 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733923/cardiovascular-mechanics-in-the-early-stages-of-pulmonary-hypertension-a-computational-study
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Sebastián Acosta, Charles Puelz, Béatrice Rivière, Daniel J Penny, Ken M Brady, Craig G Rusin
We formulate and study a new mathematical model of pulmonary hypertension. Based on principles of fluid and elastic dynamics, we introduce a model that quantifies the stiffening of pulmonary vasculature (arteries and arterioles) to reproduce the hemodynamics of the pulmonary system, including physiologically consistent dependence between compliance and resistance. This pulmonary model is embedded in a closed-loop network of the major vessels in the body, approximated as one-dimensional elastic tubes, and zero-dimensional models for the heart and other organs...
July 21, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733725/carotid-artery-intimal-medial-thickness-and-carotid-artery-plaques-in-hypertensive-patients-with-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Wenhui Zhu, Tingting Chen, Ling Jin, Haoyu Wang, Fengjuan Yao, Congyao Wang, Qi Wang, Nathan Congdon
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation of carotid artery intimal medial thickness (C-IMT) and carotid artery plaque score (CPS) of the common carotid artery with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This case-control study recruited 192 subjects. Forty-eight patients had NAION with systemic hypertension, 46 had hypertension without visual complaints, and 98 were normal controls. C-IMT and common carotid arterial plaque were measured by high-resolution vascular ultrasonography...
July 22, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733583/activation-of-lxr%C3%AE-improves-cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-pulmonary-artery-hypertension-in-rats
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Yibo Gong, Yifeng Yang, Qin Wu, Ge Gao, Yin Liu, Yaoyao Xiong, Can Huang, Sijie Wu
Inflammatory factors regulated by NF-κB play a significant role in PAH and myocardial hypertrophy. LXR activation may inhibit myocardial hypertrophy via suppressing inflammatory pathways; it is unknown whether LXR is also involved in PAH-induced myocardial hypertrophy or remodeling. To further explore the protective effect of LXR in PAH-induced cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling, a PAH model was developed, and T0901317, an agonist of LXR, was used to examine the effect of LXR activation. PAH rats demonstrated obvious cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling in the right ventricle, but significant improvement of cardiac hypertrophy and remodeling was observed in PAH rats treated with T0901317...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733452/chronic-hypertension-increases-aortic-endothelial-hydraulic-conductivity-by-upregulating-endothelial-aquaporin-1-expres-sion
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Jimmy Deon Toussaint, Chirag Bharavi Raval, Tieuvi Nguyen, Hadi Fadaifard, Shripad Joshi, George Wolberg, Steven Quarfordt, Kung-Ming Jan, David S Rumschitzki
Numerous studies examine aquaporins' role in osmotic water transport in various systems but virtually none focus on aquaporins' role in hydrostatically-driven water transport involving mammalian cells save for our laboratory's recent study of aortic endothelial cells. Here we inves-tigate aquaporin-1 expression and function in the aortic endothelium in two high-renin rat mod-els of hypertension, the spontaneously hypertensive genetically altered Wystar-Kyoto rat variant and Sprague-Dawley rats made hypertensive by two kidney, one clip Goldblatt surgery...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733447/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-attenuate-exaggerated-exercise-pressor-reflex-responses-in-hypertensive-rats
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Ryan M Downey, Masaki Mizuno, Jere Holloway Mitchell, Wanpen Vongpatanasin, Scott A Smith
Exaggerated heart rate (HR) and blood pressure responses to exercise in hypertension are mediated, in part, by overactivity of the exercise pressor reflex (EPR). The mechanisms underlying this EPR dysfunction have not been fully elucidated. Previous studies have shown that stimulation of mineralocorticoid receptors (MR) with exogenous administration of aldosterone in normal, healthy rats reproduces the EPR overactivity characteristic of hypertensive animals. Conversely, the purpose of this study was to examine whether antagonizing MR with spironolactone (SPIR) or eplerenone (EPL) in decerebrated hypertensive rats ameliorates abnormal EPR function...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733311/regional-septal-hinge-point-injury-contributes-to-adverse-biventricular-interactions-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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Eva Amalie Nielsen, Kenichi Okumura, Mei Sun, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
Death and morbidity in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are often due to right ventricular (RV) failure and associated left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We investigated regional myocardial remodeling and function as the basis for adverse ventricular-ventricular interactions in experimental chronic RV pressure overload. Two distinct animal models were studied: A rabbit model of increased RV pressure-load through progressive pulmonary artery banding A rat model of monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733069/pulmonary-hypertension-and-clinical-correlates-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Maria Beatrice Musumeci, Vittoria Mastromarino, Matteo Casenghi, Giacomo Tini, Pietro Francia, Antonello Maruotti, Antonella Romaniello, Damiano Magrì, Rosa Lillo, Carmen Adduci, Massimo Volpe, Camillo Autore
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has been investigated in a small number of studies. Purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and its association with outcome in a population of consecutive HCM outpatients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of 361 consecutive HCM outpatients in whom echocardiographic measurements of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) were available at initial and most recent evaluation...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731929/impact-of-aortic-rather-than-brachial-pulsatile-haemodynamics-on-variations-in-end-organ-measures-across-the-full-adult-blood-pressure-range
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Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
AIMS: To determine the extent to which the adverse effects of blood pressure (BP) are mediated by pulsatile haemodynamic changes across the normotensive as compared with the hypertensive adult brachial BP range, and whether aortic rather than brachial pulsatile changes best index these effects. METHODS: In 1307 community participants, the contribution of pulsatile haemodynamics (applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software) to variations in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography) (n = 920), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) (n = 712) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (n = 1164) were assessed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731195/inhibition-of-arc-promoting-the-apoptosis-of-rat-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-after-serum-deprivation-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Jie Zhang, Zeyu Wu, Ming Guan, Hongyan Lu, Xuming Mo
Apoptosis has important pathophysiological consequences contributing to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the mechanism underlying apoptosis in PAH remains unknown. Apoptosis repressor with caspase recruitment domain (ARC) is an essential factor in cell apoptosis, and regulates intrinsic and extrinsic apoptosis signaling pathways. It is hypothesized that ARC may be involved in the apoptotic responses of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) following mild chronic injury. In the present study, serum deprivation (SD) was used to induce apoptosis of PASMCs...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730927/express-pathways-to-experiencing-mental-problems-and-need-for-mental-support-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#17
Anna Dt Muntingh, Sylvia Gerritsen, Neeltje M Batelaan, Harm Jan Bogaard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730919/an-update-on-biomarker-discovery-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
#18
Takashi Matsushita, Kazuhiko Takehara
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by excessive extracellular matrix deposition in the skin and internal organs. Three major abnormalities, autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis, are considered to play important roles in the pathophysiology of SSc. SSc is a heterogeneous disease with clinical features, disease progress, therapeutic response, and prognosis. Therefore, identification of biomarkers, which can predict the course of the disease, is required for the progress of clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730400/evaluation-of-retrobulbar-blood-flow-and-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Ali Kal, Enes Duman, Almila Sarıgül Sezenöz, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Öznur Kal
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether retrobulbar blood flow and choroidal thickness (CT) are affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the relationship between these values. METHODS: We evaluated 40 eyes of 20 RA patients and 40 eyes of 20 healthy controls. The enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, color Doppler imaging, was held. Statistical analysis was performed. RESULTS: Peak systolic velocity (PSV) of ophthalmic (OA) and central retinal artery (CRA) were significantly higher in RA...
July 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730163/brain-strokes-related-to-aortic-aneurysma-the-analysis-of-three-cases
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Żanna Pastuszak, Adam Stępień, Joanna Kordowska, Agnieszka Rolewska, Dariusz Galbarczyk
Brain stroke connected with aortic blood flow disturbances is a rare disease and its incidence is difficult to assume. Nevertheless, 10-50% of patients with aortic dissection may not experience any pain. In case of 18-30% patients with aortic dissection neurological signs are first disease presentation and among them ischemic stroke is the most common. The most popular aortic dissection classification is with use of Stanford system. Type A involves the ascending aorta and type B is occurring distal to the subclavian artery...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
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