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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809956/natural-reversal-of-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-and-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-su5416-hypoxia-treated-sprague-dawley-rats
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Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Nataliia V Shults, Oleksiy Melnyk, Yuichiro J Suzuki
AIMS: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lethal disease and improved therapeutic strategies are needed. Increased pulmonary arterial pressure, due to vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, causes right ventricle (RV) failure and death in patients. The treatment of Sprague-Dawley rats with SU5416 injection and exposure to chronic hypoxia for three weeks followed by maintenance in normoxia promote progressive and severe PAH with pathologic features that resemble human PAH. At 5-17 weeks after the SU5416 injection, PAH is developed with pulmonary vascular remodeling as well as RV hypertrophy and fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799316/mirror-aneurysm-with-right-frontal-ich-in-a-patient-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Vijay Sardana, Sumit Kamble, Sunil K Sharma, Dilip Maheshwari, Bharat Bhushan
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that occur owing to the abnormalities in type 1 collagen, and is characterized by increased bone fragility and other extraskeletal manifestations. OI may be associated with vascular complications such as aortic and cervical artery dissection, carotid cavernous fistula, and coronary artery aneurysms but unlike other connective tissue diseases, the cerebrovascular system is less frequently involved. We report rare case of 50 year female patient who was diagnosed with OI following right frontal haemorrhage secondary to a ruptured middle cerebral artery mirror aneurysm...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799006/multiple-sclerosis-and-environmental-risk-factors-a-case-control-study-in-iran
#3
Maryam Abbasi, Seyed Massood Nabavi, Seyed Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Nikan Zerafat Jou, Iman Ansari, Vahid Shayegannejad, Seyed Ehsan Mohammadianinejad, Mahdi Farhoudi, Abbas Noorian, Nazanin Razazian, Mahmoud Abedini, Fardin Faraji
Studies have shown an increase in the incidence of MS in Iran. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between environmental exposure and MS in Iran. This case-control study was conducted on 660 MS patients and 421 controls. Many environmental factors are compared between the two groups. Our findings demonstrated that prematurity ([OR = 4.99 (95% CI 1.34-18.68), P = 0.017]), history of measles and mumps ([OR = 1.60 (95% CI 1.05-2.45), P = 0.029; OR = 1.85 (95% CI 1.22-2.78), P = 0...
August 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793833/synergistic-therapeutic-effect-of-three-dimensional-stem-cell-clusters-and-angiopoietin-1-on-promoting-vascular-regeneration-in-ischemic-region
#4
Jungmi Kang, Jeong-Kee Yoon, Seung Ja Oh, Byung-Soo Kim, Sang-Heon Kim
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an ischemic disease characterized by reduced blood flow to the legs, feet, and hands. Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source to treat PAD in regenerative medicine. However, in clinical applications, the use of adult stem cells has several limitations, such as low cell viability and low therapeutic efficiency. In the present study, we described an innovative method of culturing three-dimensional stem cell clusters (AngioclusterTM, AC), demonstrated the potential for ACs to differentiate into vascular cells, and assessed the synergistic effects of ACs and angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) on angiogenesis in ischemic animal models...
August 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769083/human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-seeded-into-a-collagen-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-promote-bone-augmentation-after-implantation-in-the-mouse
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Giovanna Calabrese, Raffaella Giuffrida, Stefano Forte, Claudia Fabbi, Elisa Figallo, Lucia Salvatorelli, Lorenzo Memeo, Rosalba Parenti, Massimo Gulisano, Rosario Gulino
Traumatic injury or surgical excision of diseased bone tissue usually require the reconstruction of large bone defects unable to heal spontaneously, especially in older individuals. This is a big challenge requiring the development of biomaterials mimicking the bone structure and capable of inducing the right commitment of cells seeded within the scaffold. In particular, given their properties and large availability, the human adipose-derived stem cells are considered as the better candidate for autologous cell transplantation...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765945/platelet-rich-plasma-exhibits-beneficial-effects-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-mice-by-suppressing-inflammatory-factors
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Shichao Tong, Changqing Zhang, Ji Liu
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a multifunctional blood product containing highly concentrated platelets, and various cell growth factors which promote cell proliferation and differentiation. PRP exhibited benefits in injurious articular cartilage repair and the removal of inflammatory factors in clinical studies. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease manifesting primarily as inflammatory arthritis, which is associated with notable morbidity in humans. In the present study, the therapeutic effects and primary mechanism of PRP on a type II collagen‑induced arthritis (CIA) mouse model was investigated...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765881/identification-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-in-knee-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tissues-surgically-removed-from-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#7
Bin Li, Lunhao Bai, Peng Shen, Yue Sun, Zhizuo Chen, Yu Wen
The degradation of cruciate ligaments is frequently observed in degenerative joint diseases, such as osteo-arthritis (OA). The present study aimed to identify the differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) in knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tissues derived from patients with OA and in health subjects (non-OA). By using Affymetrix miRNA 4.0 microarrays, a total of 22 miRNAs (including let-7f-5p, miR-26b-5p and miR-146a-5p) were found to be upregulated, while 17 (including miR-18a-3p, miR-138-5p and miR-485-3p) were downregulated in the osteoarthritic ACL tissues (fold change ≥2, P-value <0...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759425/managing-cutaneous-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#8
Bettina M Brown-Gallardo
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a prevalent disease worldwide; an estimated one third of the world's population is infected and 2015 data from the World Health Organization show 10 million people had an active infection. Although TB often is cited as a disease that most commonly occurs in underdeveloped countries, the evolution of drug-resistant forms of TB and infection sensitivity of immunocompromised individuals have made this disease a focal point for indus- trialized countries as well. When TB is spread, it commonly affects the lungs, but it can infect any organ of the body...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753957/the-uremic-toxin-indoxyl-sulfate-accelerates-thrombotic-response-after-vascular-injury-in-animal-models
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Malgorzata Karbowska, Tomasz W Kaminski, Natalia Marcinczyk, Tomasz Misztal, Tomasz Rusak, Lukasz Smyk, Dariusz Pawlak
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are at high risk for thrombotic events. Indoxyl sulfate (IS) is one of the most potent uremic toxins that accumulates during CKD. Even though IS is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, its impact on thrombotic events still remains not fully understood. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the direct effect of IS on thrombotic process. We examined the impact of acute exposure to IS on thrombus development induced by electric current in Wistar rats, intravital thrombus formation after laser-induced injury in the mice endothelium, coagulation profile, clot formation dynamics, platelet aggregations, and erythrocyte osmotic resistance...
July 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753105/the-vascular-basement-membrane-in-the-healthy-and-pathological-brain
#10
Maj S Thomsen, Lisa J Routhe, Torben Moos
The vascular basement membrane contributes to the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is formed by brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs). The BCECs receive support from pericytes embedded in the vascular basement membrane and from astrocyte endfeet. The vascular basement membrane forms a three-dimensional protein network predominantly composed of laminin, collagen IV, nidogen, and heparan sulfate proteoglycans that mutually support interactions between BCECs, pericytes, and astrocytes. Major changes in the molecular composition of the vascular basement membrane are observed in acute and chronic neuropathological settings...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751194/biaxial-loading-of-arterial-tissues-with-3d-in-situ-observations-of-adventitia-fibrous-microstructure-a-method-coupling-multi-photon-confocal-microscopy-and-bulge-inflation-test
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Cristina Cavinato, Clementine Helfenstein-Didier, Thomas Olivier, Sabine Rolland du Roscoat, Norbert Laroche, Pierre Badel
Disorders in the wall microstructure underlie all forms of vascular disease, such as the aortic aneurysm, the rupture of which is necessarily triggered at the microscopic level. In this context, we developed an original experimental approach, coupling a bulge inflation test to multiphoton confocal microscopy, for visualizing the 3D micro-structure of porcine, human non-aneurysmal and aneurysmal aortic adventitial collagen under increasing pressurization. The experiment complexity on such tissues led to deeply address the acquisition major hurdles...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740980/micro-engineered-perfusable-3d-vasculatures-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#12
Nishanth Venugopal Menon, Hui Min Tay, Soon Nan Wee, King Ho Holden Li, Han Wei Hou
Vessel geometries in microengineered in vitro vascular models are important to recapitulate a pathophysiological microenvironment for the study of flow-induced endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. Herein, we present a simple and novel extracellular matrix (ECM) hydrogel patterning method to create perfusable vascularized microchannels of different geometries based on the concept of capillary burst valve (CBV). No surface modification is necessary and the method is suitable for different ECM types including collagen, matrigel and fibrin...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732837/immune-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-clinical-presentation-and-outcome
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Silvia Quadrelli, Diana Dubinsky, Marco Solis, Demelza Yucra, Marcos Hernández, Hugo Karlen, Alejandro Brigante
BACKGROUND: Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) is a manifestation of several immune and nonimmune diseases. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients with immune-mediated DAH requiring hospital admission. METHODS: A retrospective study from December 2010 to December 2015, was conducted by analyzing the clinical records of 39 patients with DAH with a proven immunological origin...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722365/-segmental-arterial-mediolysis-a-differential-diagnosis-of-vasculitis
#14
Yassaman Alipour Tehrany, Sylvain Terraz, Jörg D Seebach
Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is a rare non-atherosclerotic, non-inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology mostly affecting medium-sized arteries of the splanchnic circulation. Histologically, SAM is characterized by vacuolization and lysis of the arterial media leading to dissection, stenosis/occlusion or aneurysms. Symptoms vary from unspecific abdominal pain to hemorrhagic shock due to vessel rupture. The clinical and radiological presentation can mimic vasculitis, fibromuscular dysplasia or collagen vascular diseases...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715511/endovascular-treatment-of-genetically-linked-aortic-diseases
#15
D Böckler, K Meisenbacher, A S Peters, C Grond-Ginsbach, M S Bischoff
BACKGROUND: The most important structural proteins of the vascular wall are collagen and elastin. Genetically linked connective tissue diseases lead to degeneration, aneurysm formation and spontaneous dissection or rupture of arteries. The most well-known are Marfan syndrome, vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type IV), Loeys-Dietz syndrome and familial aortic aneurysms and dissections. OBJECTIVE: This review article addresses the current status of endovascular treatment options for important connective tissue diseases...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713850/collagen-and-heparan-sulfate-coatings-differentially-alter-cell-proliferation-and-attachment-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#16
Christopher M Walthers, Chase J Lyall, Alireza K Nazemi, Puneet V Rana, James C Y Dunn
Tissue engineering is an innovative field of research applied to treat intestinal diseases. Engineered smooth muscle requires dense smooth muscle tissue and robust vascularization to support contraction. The purpose of this study was to use heparan sulfate (HS) and collagen coatings to increase the attachment of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) to scaffolds and improve their survival after implantation. SMCs grown on biologically coated scaffolds were evaluated for maturity and cell numbers after 2, 4 and 6 weeks in vitro and both 2 and 6 weeks in vivo...
September 2016: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704913/treatment-of-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-the-pulmonologist-s-point-of-view
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So-My Koo, Soo-Taek Uh
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) occurs in 15% of patients with collagen vascular disease (CVD), referred to as connective tissue disease (CTD). Despite advances in management strategies, ILD continues to be a significant cause of mortality in patients with CVD-associated ILD (CTD-ILD). There is a lack of randomized, clinical trials assessing pharmacological agents for CTD-ILD, except in cases of ILD-associated systemic sclerosis (SSc). This may be due to the lack of CTD cases available, the difficulty of histological confirmation of ILD, and the various types of CTD and ILD...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702876/cardiovascular-histopathology-of-a-11-year-old-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-vii-demonstrates-fibrosis-macrophage-infiltration-and-arterial-luminal-stenosis
#18
Valerie Lew, Louis Pena, Robert Edwards, Raymond Y Wang
Mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPS VII) is caused by β-glucuronidase deficiency, resulting in lysosomal accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and multisystemic disease. We present cardiovascular gross and histopathology findings from a 11-year-old MPS VII male, who expired after developing ventricular fibrillation following anesthesia induction. Gross anatomic observations were made at autopsy; postmortem formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of the carotid artery, aorta, myocardium, and valves were sectioned and stained with hematoxylin-eosin, Verhoeff-Van Gieson, CD68, and trichrome stains...
July 13, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701885/panax-ginseng-total-protein-promotes-proliferation-and-secretion-of%C3%A2-collagen-in-nih-3t3-cells-by-activating-extracellular-signal-related-kinase-pathway
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Xuenan Chen, Manying Wang, Xiaohao Xu, Jianzeng Liu, Bing Mei, Pingping Fu, Daqing Zhao, Liwei Sun
BACKGROUND: Recently, protein from ginseng was studied and used for the treatment of several kinds of diseases. However, the effect of ginseng total protein (GTP) on proliferation and wound healing in fibroblast cells remains unclear. METHODS: In this study, cell viability was analyzed using the MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] assay. Cell cycle distribution was analyzed by flow cytometer. The levels of transforming growth factor β1, vascular endothelial growth factor, and collagens were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunofluorescence staining...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698285/therapeutic-antibody-targeting-of-notch3-signaling-prevents-mural-cell-loss-in-cadasil
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Arturo I Machuca-Parra, Alexander A Bigger-Allen, Angie V Sanchez, Anissa Boutabla, Jonathan Cardona-Vélez, Dhanesh Amarnani, Magali Saint-Geniez, Christian W Siebel, Leo A Kim, Patricia A D'Amore, Joseph F Arboleda-Velasquez
Cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a neurological syndrome characterized by small vessel disease (SVD), stroke, and vascular cognitive impairment and dementia caused by mutations in NOTCH3 No therapies are available for this condition. Loss of mural cells, which encompass pericytes and vascular smooth muscle cells, is a hallmark of CADASIL and other SVDs, including diabetic retinopathy, resulting in vascular instability. Here, we showed that Notch3 signaling is both necessary and sufficient to support mural cell coverage in arteries using genetic rescue in Notch3 knockout mice...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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