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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327582/real-time-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-guidance-using-combined-ultrasound-photoacoustic-fluorescence-imaging-in-vivo-proof-of-principle-and-validation-with-nodal-obstruction
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Jeeun Kang, Jin Ho Chang, Sun Mi Kim, Hak Jong Lee, Haemin Kim, Brian C Wilson, Tai-Kyong Song
Precise sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification is crucial not only for accurate diagnosis of micro-metastases at an early stage of cancer progression but also for reducing the number of SLN biopsies (SLNB) to minimize their severe side effects. Furthermore, it is desirable that an SLNB guidance should be as safe as possible in routine clinical use. Although there are currently various SLNB guidance methods for pre-operative or intra-operative assessment, none are ideal. We propose a real-time SLNB guidance method using contrast-enhanced tri-modal images (i...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323971/n-acetylcysteine-prevents-low-t3-syndrome-and-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-in-a-male-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#2
Tatiana Ederich Lehnen, Marcus Vinicius Santos, Adrio Lima, Ana Luiza Maia, Simone Magagnin Wajner
Nonthyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) affects patients with myocardial infarction (MI). Oxidative stress has been implicated as a causative factor of NTIS, and reversed via N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Male Wistar rats submitted to left anterior coronary artery occlusion received NAC or placebo. Decreases in T3 levels were noted in MI-placebo at 10 and 28 days post-MI, but not in MI-NAC. Groups exhibited similar infarct areas whereas MI-NAC exhibited higher ejection fraction (EF) than MI-placebo. Left ventricular systolic (LVSd) and diastolic (LVDd) diameters were also preserved in MI-NAC, but not in MI-placebo...
February 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323876/pim1-minicircle-as-a-therapeutic-treatment-for-myocardial-infarction
#3
Nan Liu, Bingyan J Wang, Kathleen M Broughton, Roberto Alvarez, Sailay Siddiqi, Rebeca Loaiza, Nicky Nguyen, Pearl Quijada, Natalie Gude, Mark A Sussman
PIM1, a pro-survival gene encoding a serine/ threonine kinase, influences cell proliferation and survival. Modification of cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) or cardiomyocytes with PIM1 using a lentivirus-based delivery method showed long-term improved cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). However, lentivirus based delivery methods have stringent FDA regulation with respect to clinical trials. To provide an alternative and low risk PIM1 delivery method, this study examined the use of a non-viral modified plasmid-minicircle (MC) as a vehicle to deliver PIM1 into mouse CPCs (mCPCs) in vitro and the myocardium in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297585/electromechanical-conditioning-of-adult-progenitor-cells-improves-recovery-of-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction
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Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Carolina Soler-Botija, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Santiago Roura, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Isaac Perea-Gil, Benjamin Sanchez, Ramon Bragos, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Cardiac cells are subjected to mechanical and electrical forces, which regulate gene expression and cellular function. Therefore, in vitro electromechanical stimuli could benefit further integration of therapeutic cells into the myocardium. Our goals were (a) to study the viability of a tissue-engineered construct with cardiac adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells (cardiac ATDPCs) and (b) to examine the effect of electromechanically stimulated cardiac ATDPCs within a myocardial infarction (MI) model in mice for the first time...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296942/co-ingestion-of-carbohydrate-and-whey-protein-increases-fasted-rates-of-muscle-protein-synthesis-immediately-after-resistance-exercise-in-rats
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Wanyi Wang, Zhenping Ding, Geoffrey J Solares, Soon-Mi Choi, Bo Wang, Aram Yoon, Roger P Farrar, John L Ivy
The objective of the study was to investigate whether co-ingestion of carbohydrate and protein as compared with protein alone augments muscle protein synthesis (MPS) during early exercise recovery. Two months old rats performed 10 repetitions of ladder climbing with 75% of body weight attached to their tails. Placebo (PLA), whey protein (WP), or whey protein plus carbohydrate (CP) was then given to rats by gavage. An additional group of sedentary rats (SED) was used as controls. Blood samples were collected immediately and at either 1 or 2 h after exercise...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292507/opioid-exit-plan-a-pharmacist-s-role-in-managing-acute-postoperative-pain
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Cheryl Genord, Timothy Frost, Deeb Eid
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of a pharmacist's involvement in medication reconciliation and discharge counseling are well documented in the literature as improving patient outcomes. In contrast, no studies have focused on the initiation of a pharmacist-led opioid exit plan (OEP) for acute postoperative pain management. This paper summarizes a pharmacist-led OEP practice model and the potential role that pharmacists and student pharmacists can have at the point of admission, during postoperative recovery, and on discharge in acute pain management patients...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286014/proteomics-based-network-analysis-characterizes-biological-processes-and-pathways-activated-by-preconditioned-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cardiac-repair-mechanisms
#7
Dario Di Silvestre, Francesca Brambilla, Giovanni Scardoni, Pietro Brunetti, Sara Motta, Marco Matteucci, Carlo Laudanna, Fabio A Recchia, Vincenzo Lionetti, Pierluigi Mauri
BACKGROUND: We have demonstrated that intramyocardial delivery of human mesenchymal stem cells preconditioned with a hyaluronan mixed ester of butyric and retinoic acid (MSCp(+)) is more effective in preventing the decay of regional myocardial contractility in a swine model of myocardial infarction (MI). However, the understanding of the role of MSCp(+) in proteomic remodeling of cardiac infarcted tissue is not complete. We therefore sought to perform a comprehensive analysis of the proteome of infarct remote (RZ) and border zone (BZ) of pigs treated with MSCp(+) or unconditioned stem cells...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285594/defining-left-ventricular-remodeling-following-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-using-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Heerajnarain Bulluck, Yun Yun Go, Gabriele Crimi, Andrew J Ludman, Stefania Rosmini, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Anish N Bhuva, Thomas A Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Silvia Pica, Claudia Raineri, Alex Sirker, Anna S Herrey, Charlotte Manisty, Ashley Groves, James C Moon, Derek J Hausenloy
BACKGROUND: The assessment of post-myocardial infarction (MI) left ventricular (LV) remodeling by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) currently uses criteria defined by echocardiography. Our aim was to provide CMR criteria for assessing LV remodeling following acute MI. METHODS: Firstly, 40 reperfused ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with paired acute (4 ± 2 days) and follow-up (5 ± 2 months) CMR scans were analyzed by 2 independent reviewers and the minimal detectable changes (MDCs) for percentage change in LV end-diastolic volume (%ΔLVEDV), LV end-systolic volume (%ΔLVESV), and LV ejection fraction (%ΔLVEF) between the acute and follow-up scans were determined...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284757/c-kit-positive-cardiac-stem-cells-and-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-synergistically-enhance-angiogenesis-and-improve-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-paracrine-manner
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Luer Bao, Qingshu Meng, Yuan Li, Shengqiong Deng, Zuoren Yu, Zhongmin Liu, Lin Zhang, Huimin Fan
BACKGROUND: Stem cell transplantation offers a promising treatment for heart failure. Recent studies show that both c-kit positive cardiac stem cells (CSCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are good candidates for stem cell therapy to treat heart failure. However, the exact mechanism of stem cell therapy in improving cardiac function of ischemic cardiomyopathy is not fully known. Our objective was to test our hypothesis that CSCs and/or BM-MSCs repair the damaged heart by boosting post-myocardial infarction (MI) angiogenesis in a paracrine manner...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284508/geographical-differences-in-thromboembolic-and-bleeding-risks-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-an-ancillary-analysis-from-the-sportif-trials
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Marco Proietti, Gregory Yh Lip
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of stroke, and the use of oral anticoagulation reduces stroke and all-cause mortality. Geographical differences may exist in AF risk factors, risk stratification and treatment strategies. METHODS: A post-hoc subgroup analysis derived from randomized controlled trials, the SPORTIF III and V trials, studying differences between European and North American warfarin-assigned non-valvular AF patients...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279225/allogenic-adipose-derived-stem-cell-therapy-overcomes-ischemia-induced-microvessel-rarefaction-in-the-myocardium-systems-biology-study
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Gemma Vilahur, Blanca Oñate, Judit Cubedo, Maria Teresa Béjar, Gemma Arderiu, Esther Peña, Laura Casaní, Manuel Gutiérrez, Antoni Capdevila, Guillem Pons-Lladó, Francesc Carreras, Alberto Hidalgo, Lina Badimon
BACKGROUND: Myocardial microvascular loss after myocardial infarction (MI) remains a therapeutic challenge. Autologous stem cell therapy was considered as an alternative; however, it has shown modest benefits due to the impairing effects of cardiovascular risk factors on stem cells. Allogenic adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) may overcome such limitations, and because of their low immunogenicity and paracrine potential may be good candidates for cell therapy. In the present study we investigated the effects of allogenic ASCs and their released products on cardiac rarefaction post MI...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277861/state-transition-model-vorapaxar-added-to-standard-antiplatelet-therapy-to-prevent-thrombosis-post-myocardial-infarction-or-peripheral-artery-disease
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Mark Du, Monica Chase, Mustafa Oguz, Glenn Davies
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term health benefits and risks of adding vorapaxar (VOR) to the standard care antiplatelet therapy (SC) of aspirin and/or clopidogrel, among a population with a recent myocardial infarction (MI) and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In a state-transition model, patients transition between health states (event-free, recurrent MI, stroke, death), while at risk of experiencing non-transition-related revascularization and non-fatal bleeding events...
March 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274146/optimizing-the-host-substrate-environment-for-cardiac-angiogenesis-arteriogenesis-and-myogenesis
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Kay Maeda, Emilio I Alarcon, Erik J Suuronen, Marc Ruel
The diseased host milieu, such as endothelial dysfunction (ED), decreased NO bioavailability, and ischemic/inflammatory post-MI environment, hamper the clinical success of existing cardiac regenerative therapies. Area covered: In this article, current strategies including pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches for improving the diseased host milieu are reviewed. Specifically, the authors provide focus on: i) the mechanism of ED in patients with cardiovascular diseases, ii) the current results of ED improving strategies in pre-clinical and clinical studies, and iii) the use of biomaterials as a novel modulator in damaged post-MI environment...
April 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273723/effects-of-a-72-hours-fasting-on-brain-metabolism-in-healthy-women-studied-in%C3%A2-vivo-with-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging
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Xiao-Qi Ding, Andrew A Maudsley, Ulrich Schweiger, Birte Schmitz, Ralf Lichtinghagen, Stefan Bleich, Heinrich Lanfermann, Kai G Kahl
Adaptive response of human brain to stress plays a key role in maintaining health. Knowledge about how stress affects neurometabolism may help to understand adaptive stress responses, and distinguish maladaptation in neuropsychiatric disorders. In this study, neurometabolic responses to fasting stress in healthy women were investigated. Fifteen healthy females were examined for mood and cognition and using whole-brain MR spectroscopic imaging before and immediately after a 72-h fasting. Results were compared to 15 age-matched healthy females who did not taken part in fasting (non-fasting)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272448/aggravated-myocardial-infarction-induced-cardiac-remodeling-and-heart-failure-in-histamine-deficient-mice
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Jinmiao Chen, Tao Hong, Suling Ding, Long Deng, Mieradilijiang Abudupataer, Weiwei Zhang, Minghong Tong, Jianguo Jia, Hui Gong, Yunzeng Zou, Timothy C Wang, Junbo Ge, Xiangdong Yang
Histamine has pleiotropic pathophysiological effects, but its role in myocardial infarction (MI)-induced cardiac remodeling remains unclear. Histidine decarboxylase (HDC) is the main enzyme involved in histamine production. Here, we clarified the roles of HDC-expressing cells and histamine in heart failure post-MI using HDC-EGFP transgenic mice and HDC-knockout (HDC(-/-)) mice. HDC(+)CD11b(+) myeloid cell numbers markedly increased in the injured hearts, and histamine levels were up-regulated in the circulation post-MI...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268087/longer-term-oral-antiplatelet-use-in-stable-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-insights-from-the-long-term-risk-clinical-management-and-healthcare-resource-utilization-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-tigris-observational-study
#16
Shaun G Goodman, Jose C Nicolau, Gema Requena, Andrew Maguire, Stefan Blankenberg, Ji Yan Chen, Christopher B Granger, Richard Grieve, Stuart J Pocock, Tabassome Simon, Satoshi Yasuda, Ana Maria Vega, David Brieger
OBJECTIVE: To describe contemporary patient characteristics and treatment patterns, including antithrombotic management, of post-myocardial infarction (MI) stable coronary artery disease (CAD) patients at high atherothrombotic risk from different geographical regions. METHODS: Patients ≥50years with prior MI 1-3years ago and ≥1 risk factor (age ≥65years, diabetes, 2nd prior MI >1yr ago, multivessel CAD, creatinine clearance 15-<60ml/min) were enrolled by 369 physicians (96% cardiologists) in 25 countries (2013-14) in the prospective TIGRIS study (NCT01866904)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266659/sequential-activation-of-different-pathway-networks-in-ischemia-affected-and-non-affected-myocardium-inducing-intrinsic-remote-conditioning-to-prevent-left-ventricular-remodeling
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Noemi Pavo, Dominika Lukovic, Katrin Zlabinger, Abelina Zimba, David Lorant, Georg Goliasch, Johannes Winkler, Dietmar Pils, Katharina Auer, Hendrik Jan Ankersmit, Zoltán Giricz, Tamas Baranyai, Márta Sárközy, András Jakab, Rita Garamvölgyi, Maximilian Y Emmert, Simon P Hoerstrup, Derek J Hausenloy, Péter Ferdinandy, Gerald Maurer, Mariann Gyöngyösi
We have analyzed the pathway networks of ischemia-affected and remote myocardial areas after repetitive ischemia/reperfusion (r-I/R) injury without ensuing myocardial infarction (MI) to elaborate a spatial- and chronologic model of cardioprotective gene networks to prevent left ventricular (LV) adverse remodeling. Domestic pigs underwent three cycles of 10/10 min r-I/R by percutaneous intracoronary balloon inflation/deflation in the mid left anterior descending artery, without consecutive MI. Sham interventions (n = 8) served as controls...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266578/a-peptide-vaccine-targeting-angiotensin-ii-attenuates-the-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-myocardial-infarction
#18
Ryo Watanabe, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Kouji Wakayama, Yasuhiro Maejima, Munehisa Shimamura, Hiroshi Koriyama, Hironori Nakagami, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Ryuichi Morishita, Issei Komuro, Mitsuaki Isobe
A peptide vaccine targeting angiotensin II (Ang II) was recently developed as a novel treatment for hypertension to resolve the problem of noncompliance with pharmacotherapy. Ang II plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI), which causes heart failure. In the present study, we examined whether the Ang II vaccine is effective in preventing heart failure. The injection of the Ang II vaccine in a rat model of MI attenuated cardiac dysfunction in association with an elevation in the serum anti-Ang II antibody titer...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264765/a-functional-connectivity-comparison-between-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder-in-medication-na%C3%A3-ve-adolescents-with-mood-fluctuation-and-attention-problems
#19
Young Don Son, Doug Hyun Han, Sun Mi Kim, Kyung Joon Min, Perry F Renshaw
In order to compare patterns of connectivity between affective and attention networks in adolescents with bipolar disorder (BD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), we investigated differences in resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) between these populations. Study participants were medication-naïve adolescents (aged 13-18 years) with BD (N=22) or ADHD (N=25) and age- and sex-matched healthy adolescents (healthy controls [HC]) (N=22). Forty-seven adolescents with mood fluctuation and attention problems showed increased functional correlation (FC) between two pairs of regions within the affective network (AFN), compared to 22 HC: the left orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) to the left thalamus and the left OFC to the right thalamus...
February 17, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264044/evolution-of-impedance-field-telemetry-after-one-day-of-activation-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
#20
Hao-Chun Hu, Joshua Kuang-Chao Chen, Chia-Mi Tsai, Hsing-Yi Chen, Tao-Hsin Tung, Lieber Po-Hung Li
OBJECTIVES: Changes in impedance between 24 hours and one month after cochlear implantation have never been explored due to the inability to switch on within one day. This study examined the effect of early activation (within 24 hours) on the evolution of electrode impedance with the aim of providing information on the tissue-to-electrode interface when electrical stimulation was commenced one day post implantation. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review at a single institution...
2017: PloS One
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