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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810641/allicin-improves-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-with-hyperhomocysteinemia
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De-Shan Liu, Shu-Li Wang, Jun-Mei Li, Er-Shun Liang, Ming-Zhong Yan, Wei Gao
Homocysteine (Hcy) is an important and independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary artery disease and ischemic cerebrovascular disease. Increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) is a non-invasive marker of systemic atherosclerosis. Allicin treatment may decrease serum Hcy levels and improve impaired endothelial function in rats with hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy). The present study hypothesized that allicin has an anti-atherosclerotic effect in coronary heart disease and tested the effects of allicin treatment on carotid artery IMT and plasma Hcy levels in coronary heart disease patients with HHcy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810593/carotid-atherosclerosis-promotes-the-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-three-year-prospective-study
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Jing Xiang
Although cerebrovascular diseases have been considered as risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia, the associations between atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease (AD) have not been fully examined and remain controversial. The aim of this three-year prospective study was to investigate whether arotid artery atherosclerosis accelerates cognitive impairment in AD patients. The association of carotid intimal medial thickness (IMT) with prospective trajectories of cognitive function was assessed among 521 patients with light to moderate AD, and 437 AD patients were followed up annually for 3 years...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807459/rapidly-progressive-atherosclerosis-after-domino-liver-transplantation-from-a-teenage-donor-with-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Jessica R Golbus, Linda Farhat, Robert J Fontana, Melvyn Rubenfire
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by impaired clearance of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Given limitations in pharmacologic therapy and the significant morbidity and mortality associated with this disease, liver transplantation may be offered to select homozygous FH patients in childhood in an effort to slow progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In rare cases, domino liver transplantation can be performed, transplanting the livers of patients with various metabolic disorders into elderly recipients whose projected survival precludes prolonged waiting on the transplant list...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795494/an-extended-high-frequency-ultrasound-protocol-for-detection-of-vessel-wall-inflammation
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H Zachrisson, C Svensson, A Dremetsika, P Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an extended protocol of the large vessels using high-frequency duplex ultrasound (DUS) for detection of vessel wall inflammation. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients performed a DUS examination where arteritis could not be excluded. All DUS examinations were performed using ACUSON S2000 TM ultrasound system (Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.). High-frequency linear transducers were used (18L6 MHz, 9L4MHz) or curve linear for the aortic arch (6C2 MHz)...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794054/cardiovascular-event-prediction-by-machine-learning-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Xiaoying Yang, Colin O Wu, Kiang Liu, W G Hundley, Robyn L McClelland, Antoinette S Gomes, Aaron R Folsom, Steven Shea, Eliseo Guallar, David A Bluemke, João A Lima
Rationale: Machine learning may be useful to characterize cardiovascular risk, predict outcomes and identify biomarkers in population studies. Objective: To test the ability of random survival forests (RF), a machine learning technique, to predict six cardiovascular outcomes in comparison to standard cardiovascular risk scores. Methods and Results: We included participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Baseline measurements were used to predict cardiovascular outcomes over 12 years of follow-up...
August 9, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792167/study-of-carotid-artery-intimomedial-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-co-relation-with-severity-of-the-disease
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L A Gauri, Q Fatima, S Diggi, A Khan, A Liyakat, K Nagar
INTRODUCTION: RA is a chronic inflammatory state, predisposing for atherosclerosis as it is an immunoinflammatory process. This study focuses on use of Carotid artery intimomedial thickness (CIMT) as a marker for subclinical atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE: To study the assessment of atherosclerosis by Carotid Intimo-Medial Thickness (CIMT) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Correlation of ultrasonographic findings with severity of disease (using DAS-28 score)...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791822/a-coronary-proatherosclerotic-marker-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-its-association-with-coronary-calcium-score-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Abdullah Guven, Bora Demircelik, Ozgul Malcok Gurel, Okan Er, Halil Ibrahim Aydin, Alper Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the arteries, is responsible for the greatest number of deaths in westernized societies, with numbers increasing at a marked rate in developing countries. Coronary calcium score (CCS), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) are predictors for the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between CCS, CIMT and PAPP-A for earlier diagnosis of atherosclerosis...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790536/comparison-of-results-classical-and-eversion-carotid-endarterectomy
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Muhamed Djedovic, Emir Mujanovic, Amel Hadzimehmedagic, Dragan Totic, Haris Vukas, Haris Vranic
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis blood vessels, be it on extra-cranial or intra-cranial circulation, the most common cause of incidents such as cerebro-vascular insult (ICV). Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a preventive operation to reduce the risk of stroke and it can be performed by eversion carotid endarterectomy (E-CEA) or a classical carotid endarterectomy (C-CEA). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the used techniques in basic perioperative results and the incidence of postoperative complications...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782610/anti-connective-tissue-growth-factor-detects-and-reduces-plaque-inflammation-in-early-stage-carotid-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Yuyu Yao, Bing Li, Fu Cong, Gaojun Teng, Genshan Ma, Naifeng Liu
This study explored connective tissue growth factor (CTGF)-targeted ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxides (USPIOs) for noninvasive MRI of CTGF within carotid atherosclerotic lesions in apoE-deficient (apoE(-/-)) mice. Anti-CTGF polyclonal and nonspecific IgG antibodies were conjugated to polyethylene glycol-coated USPIOs, and apoE(-/-) carotid partial ligation-model mice were imaged via MRI before and after contrast administration. ApoE(-/-) mice were treated with CTGF-neutralizing antibodies for 3weeks...
August 3, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782187/sensitive-three-dimensional-ultrasound-assessment-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-by-weighted-average-of-local-vessel-wall-and-plaque-thickness-change
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Jieyu Cheng, Eranga Ukwatta, Shadi Shavakh, Tommy W S Chow, Grace Parraga, J David Spence, Bernard Chiu
PURPOSE: Vitamin B deficiency has been identified as a risk factor for vascular events. However, the reduction of vascular events was not shown in large randomized controlled trials evaluating B-Vitamin therapy. There is an important requirement to develop sensitive biomarkers to be used as efficacy targets for B-Vitamin therapy as well as other dietary treatments and lifestyle regimes that are being developed. Carotid vessel-wall-plus-plaque thickness change (VWT-Change) measured from 3D ultrasound has been shown to be sensitive to atorvastatin therapies in previous studies...
August 7, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778046/desalted-salicornia-europaea-extract-attenuated-vascular-neointima-formation-by-inhibiting-the-mapk-pathway-mediated-migration-and-proliferation-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Kyung Jong Won, Kang Pa Lee, Suji Baek, Long Cui, Mee-Hyang Kweon, Seung Hyo Jung, Yun-Kyoung Ryu, Jung Min Hong, Eun-Ah Cho, Hwa-Sup Shin, Bokyung Kim
Salicornia europaea L. (SE) has been used as folk medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cancer. However, its effects on atherosclerotic events in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) remain unknown. The present study explored the effects of the ethyl acetate fraction of desalted SE hot water extract (SEWEAF) on atherosclerotic responses (especially migration and proliferation) in VSMCs and vascular neointima formation. Treatment with the SEWEAF significantly suppressed the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB-induced VSMC migration and proliferation as well the phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) such as the p38 MAPK and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2...
August 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771437/carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-a-girl-with-sitosterolemia-carrying-a-homozygous-mutation-in-the-abcg5-gene
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Hideaki Yagasaki, Takaya Nakane, Takako Toda, Kisho Kobayashi, Kouki Aoyama, Takeshi Ichikawa, Kanji Sugita
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia is a rare lipid metabolism disorder that involves storage of plant sterols. This disease is associated with atherosclerosis, but detailed vascular endothelial assessment is difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 5-year-old girl with sitosterolemia who presented with xanthomas at 23 months of age. Her total cholesterol was 868 mg/dL, and her plasma sitosterol level was 9.48 mg/dL. Direct sequencing detected a homozygous mutation in gene ABCG5 (p...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765740/aortic-flow-propagation-velocity-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-an-observational-study
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Kayihan Karaman, Arif Arisoy, Aysegul Altunkas, Ertugrul Erken, Ahmet Demirtas, Mustafa Ozturk, Metin Karayakali, Safak Sahin, Atac Celik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Systemic inflammation has an important role in the initiation of atherosclerosis, which is associated with arterial stiffness (AS). Aortic flow propagation velocity (APV) is a new echocardiographic parameter of aortic stiffness. The relationship between systemic inflammation and AS has not yet been described in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). We aimed to investigate the early markers of AS in patients with FMF by measuring APV and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT)...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
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Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763875/-a-clinical-study-on-the-effect-of-nattokinase-on-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-hyperlipidaemia
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N N Ren, H J Chen, Y Li, G W Mcgowan, Y G Lin
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of oral nattokinase (NK) in the reduction of common carotid artery intimal medial thickness (CCA-IMT) and carotid artery plaque size and in lowering blood lipids, and to explore the underlying mechanism of actions of NK and its potential clinical use. Methods: All enrolled patients were from the Out-Patient Clinic of the Department of TCM at the 3(rd) Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Using randomised picking method, all patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups, NK and Statin (ST) group...
July 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762925/-angina-recurrence-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-caused-by-the-coronary-subclavian-steal-syndrome
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E R Carchyan, A B Stepanenko, A P Gens, V A Panfilov, Yu V Belov
We present two cases of surgical treatment of patients with coronary artery steal syndrom and multifocal atherosclerosis, who previously underwent coronary artery bypass grafting using left internal mammary artery. In both cases carotid-subclavian bypass was performed through supraclavicular access using synthetic prosthesis. This method allowed to restore blood flow in the left internal mammary artery, eliminate recurrent angina pectoris, and improve patients quality of life. The article also contains descriptions of possible methods of surgical correction of this pathology, their advantages and disadvantages...
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762907/-subpopulation-composition-of-cd4-t-lymphocytes-as-factor-contributing-to-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-of-carotid-arteries
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A Yu Filatova, E A Pylaeva, A V Potekhina, A K Osokina, O A Pogorelova, M I Tripoten, T V Balakhonova, S I Provatorov, E A Noeva, E A Klesareva, O I Afanasieva, T I Arefieva
AIM: to assess prognostic significance of blood content of regulatory and effector T-lymphocytes for progression of atherosclerosis (AS) of carotid arteries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We enrolled in this study 33 men with various severity of carotid AS. Carotid artery duplex scan was done at admission and in 1 year after enrollment. AS progression was defined as appearance of novel stenosis in common or internal carotid artery or more or equal 5% increase of preexisting stenosis...
April 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755660/computational-and-experimental-assessment-of-influences-of-hemodynamic-shear-stress-on-carotid-plaque
#18
Hui Zhou, Long Meng, Wei Zhou, Lin Xin, Xiangxiang Xia, Shuai Li, Hairong Zheng, Lili Niu
BACKGROUND: Studies have identified hemodynamic shear stress as an important determinant of endothelial function and atherosclerosis. In this study, we assess the influences of hemodynamic shear stress on carotid plaques. METHODS: Carotid stenosis phantoms with three severity (30, 50, 70%) were made from 10% polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) cryogel. The phantoms were placed in a pulsatile flow loop with the same systolic/diastolic phase (35/65) and inlet flow rate (16 L/h)...
July 29, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755577/flavonoids-from-carya-cathayensis-sarg-leaves-inhibit-carotid-artery-lesion-formation-induced-by-low-blood-flow
#19
Jin Bo, Ding Zhishan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of the total flavonoids (TFs) from the leaves of Carya cathayensis Sarg. against early development of atherosclerosis. An in vivo model of carotid arterial partial ligation was established in mice, and the effects of TFs were investigated by morphometric measurements, Cell proliferation measurement and immunohistochemistry. The results showed that TFs could reduce neointima area by 41%, and the adventitial thickening induced by partial ligation was remarkable inhibited by TFs treatment...
July 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754224/residual-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-statin-treated-adults-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nathan D Wong, Yanglu Zhao, Ruben G W Quek, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Mary Cushman, Parveen Garg, Veit Sandfort, Michael Tsai, J Antonio G Lopez
BACKGROUND: Residual atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in statin-treated US adults without known ASCVD is not well described. OBJECTIVE: To quantitate residual ASCVD risk and its predictors in statin-treated adults. METHODS: We studied 1014 statin-treated adults (53.3% female, mean 66.0 years) free of clinical ASCVD in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. We examined ASCVD event rates by National Lipid Association risk groups over 11-year follow-up and the relation of standard risk factors, biomarkers, and subclinical atherosclerosis measures with residual ASCVD event risk...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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