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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717105/ephedrine-induced-mitophagy-via-oxidative-stress-in-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Ah Young Lee, Yoonjeong Jang, Seong-Ho Hong, Seung-Hee Chang, Sungjin Park, Sanghwa Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang, Ji-Eun Kim, Myung-Haing Cho
The herb Ephedra sinica (also known as Chinese ephedra or Ma Huang), used in traditional Chinese medicine, contains alkaloids identical to ephedrine and pseudoephedrine as its principal active constituents. Recent studies have reported that ephedrine has various side effects in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. In addition, herbal Ephedra, a plant containing many pharmacologically active alkaloids, principally ephedrine, has been reported to cause acute hepatitis. Many studies reported clinical cases, however, the cellular mechanism of liver toxicity by ephedrine remains unknown...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713910/anti-obesity-effects-of-yellow-catfish-protein-hydrolysate-on-mice-fed-a-45-kcal-high-fat-diet
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Mi-Ryung Kim, Joo-Wan Kim, Jeong Been Park, Yong-Ki Hong, Sae Kwang Ku, Jae-Suk Choi
Obesity contributes to the etiologies of a variety of comorbid conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In the present study, the anti-obesity effects of yellow catfish protein hydrolysate (YPh) were observed in mice fed a 45% kcal high-fat diet (HFD) compared with those of mice treated with simvastatin. The HFD-fed control mice exhibited noticeable increase in body weight, and whole-body and abdominal fat densities, periovarian and abdominal wall-deposited fat pad weight, as well as in the levels of triglycerides (TG), blood total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, and in the fecal TG and TC contents...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713868/21st-century-cardio-oncology-identifying-cardiac-safety-signals-in-the-era-of-personalized-medicine
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Calvin Chen Sheng, Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, Todd Palmby, Thomas Force, Charles C Hong, Joseph C Wu, Kevin Croce, Geoffrey Kim, Javid Moslehi
Cardiotoxicity is a well-established complication of oncology therapies. Cardiomyopathy resulting from anthracyclines is a classic example. In the past decade, an explosion of novel cancer therapies, often targeted and more specific than traditional therapies, has revolutionized oncology therapy and dramatically changed cancer prognosis. However, some of these therapies have introduced an assortment of cardiovascular (CV) complications. At times, these devastating outcomes have only become apparent after drug approval and have limited the use of potent therapies...
August 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713487/moringa-oleifera-seeds-attenuate-vascular-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stresses-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Joseph Iharinjaka Randriamboavonjy, Marc Rio, Pierre Pacaud, Gervaise Loirand, Angela Tesse
Moringa oleifera (MOI) is a tree currently used in traditional medicine in tropical Africa, America, and Asia for therapeutic applications in several disorders including arterial hypertension. We previously described a cardiac protective role of a treatment with MOI seeds in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Here, we investigated the effects of this treatment on oxidative and nitrosative vascular stresses in SHR, with normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats used as controls. Oxidative and nitrosative stresses detected in SHR aortas using the fluorescent dye dihydroethidine and protein nitrotyrosine staining were reduced in MOI-treated SHR aortas...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713203/solvatochromic-fluorescent-probes-for-recognition-of-human-serum-albumin-in-aqueous-solution-insights-into-structure-property-relationship
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Bin Liu, Xiaoman Bi, Lucas McDonald, Yi Pang, Danqing Liu, Chengjun Pan, Lei Wang
Human serum albumin (HSA) as the most abundant protein in human blood plasma, serves many physiological functions. The dysregulation of HSA in serum or in urine is associated with various diseases, such as cirrhosis of liver, multiple myeloma, and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, to quantify HSA in body fluids with high selectivity and sensitivity is of great significance for disease diagnosis and preventive medicine. We herein developed a series of amide-functionalized flavonoids probes, 1-3, for recognition of human serum albumin...
November 29, 2016: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711883/medical-evaluation-of-efficiency-of-optimized-models-for-early-detection-and-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Vyacheslav M Zhdan, Irina A Holovanova, Valentina L Filatova, Maxim V Khorosh
INTRODUCTION: Nowadays cardiovascular disease occupies a leading place in the structure of the prevalence, incidence, disability causes and mortality of the adult population in Ukraine and in the whole world. The prevalence of hypertension in the adult population ranges from 25 - 40%, coronary heart disease is almost 20% of people aged 50-59 years while 24.3% of them have a form of silent coronary artery disease. The feasibility of study is justified by the need to perform health institutions Law of Ukraine dated 07...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710372/phthalide-derivatives-from-angelica-sinensis-decrease-hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity-a-new-allosteric-modulating-mechanism-and-potential-use-as-2-3-bpg-functional-substitutes
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Wei-Ren Chen, Youqing Yu, Muhammad Zulfajri, Ping-Cheng Lin, Chia C Wang
Angelica sinensis (AS), one of the most versatile herbal medicines remains widely used due to its multi-faceted pharmacologic activities. Besides its traditional use as the blood-nourishing tonic, its anti-hypertensive, anti-cardiovascular, neuroprotective and anti-cancer effects have been reported. Albeit the significant therapeutic effects, how AS exerts such diverse efficacies from the molecular level remains elusive. Here we investigate the influences of AS and four representative phthalide derivatives from AS on the structure and function of hemoglobin (Hb)...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707604/chinese-herbal-medicine-for-hyperlipidaemia-a-review-based-on-data-mining-from-1990-to-2016
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Liang Dai, Aiping Lu, Linda L D Zhong, Guang Zheng, Zhaoxiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Many studies have shown that the reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL-C) levels provides cardiovascular protection; therefore LDL-C is considered to be a core therapeutic target in anti-hyperlipidaemia treatment. However, the LDL-C goal attainment is often not satisfied in China with conventional lipid-lowering agents. Many patients seek help from Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM). To further understand the current use of CHM in hyperlipidaemia, we conducted a review based on a systematic literature search and data mining...
July 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707602/ginkgo-biloba-extract-in-vascular-protection-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-applications
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Jinfan Tian, Yue Liu, Keji Chen
Background Leaves of Ginkgo biloba, a "living fossil," have been used as traditional herbal medicine for hundreds of years in China. Currently, its application in vascular protection is gaining much attention. Methods In this manuscript, preclinical studies were reviewed to discuss various mechanisms underlying the vascular protection by Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE). Additionally, we reviewed clinical studies to present the application of GBE in the ischaemic disease. Results GBE, a commonly used as a dietary supplement, has been shown to act as an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger, a membrane stabilizer, an inhibitor of the platelet-activating factor, a vasodilator, and a regulator of metabolism...
July 12, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707593/effects-of-some-indigenous-plants-of-north-karnataka-india-on-cardiovascular-and-glucose-regulatory-systems-in-diabetic-rats
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Kusal K Das, Kailash S Chadchan, R Chandramouli Reddy, M S Biradar, Pallavi S Kanthe, Bheemshetty S Pati, Jeevan G Ambekar, Ishwar B Bagoji, Swastika Das
BACKGROUND: The medicinal plants of north Karnataka, India are always researchers delight as many of these plants are rarely found in elsewhere other than this part of India. Kenaf leaves (Hibiscus cannabinus Linn, Pundi), Chick pea leaves (Cicer arietinum Linn, Chana) and Prickly lettuce leaves (Lactuca scariola Linn, Hattaraki.) are a few of these indigenous plants which are routinely consumed by the people as diet in this part of India. Various studies were done on these plants to find out some potential anti diabetic efficacies but reports are still not encouraging...
July 12, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705320/quality-and-equitable-health-care-gaps-for%C3%A2-women-attributions-to-sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-medicine
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REVIEW
Leslee J Shaw, Carl J Pepine, Joe Xie, Puja K Mehta, Alanna A Morris, Neal W Dickert, Keith C Ferdinand, Martha Gulati, Harmony Reynolds, Sharonne N Hayes, Dipti Itchhaporia, Jennifer H Mieres, Elizabeth Ofili, Nanette K Wenger, C Noel Bairey Merz
The present review synthesizes evidence and discusses issues related to health care quality and equity for women, including minority population subgroups. The principle of "sameness" or women and men receiving equitable, high-quality care is a near-term target, but optimal population health cannot be achieved without consideration of the unique, gendered structural determinants of health and the development of unique care pathways optimized for women. The aim of this review is to promote enhanced awareness, develop critical thinking in sex and gender science, and identify strategic pathways to improve the cardiovascular health of women...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705269/regional-variations-in-medication-usage-for-cardiovascular-diseases-at-the-community-level-in-china-pure-china-study
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Jin Gang Yang, Hong Qiu Gu, Jian Bo, Yang Wang, Wei Li
We investigated the usage of secondary prevention drugs and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) products in individuals with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) at the community level in China. Among 2,407 participants with self-reported coronary heart disease (CHD) and 872 with stroke, nearly 80% of individuals with CHD and 73% of individuals with stroke were not taking any proven secondary prevention drug. However, 32.9% of them took TCM products. Patients with CVDs in rural areas used less secondary prevention treatment, but more TCM products than their counterparts in the urban regions...
June 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705037/saffron-and-its-derivatives-crocin-crocetin-and-safranal-a-patent-review
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Maryam Rameshrad, Bibi Marjan Razavi, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Saffron and its main components have traditionally been used as pharmaceutical agents. Current experimental research projects have also exhibited their applications in a wide spectrum of disorder treatments. Area covered: This review covers the demonstrated findings and patents on therapeutic/pharmaceutical properties of saffron and related derivatives, since 2000 to bold their outstanding merit on human health. An extensive literature review was performed in USP Patent, Patentscope, Espacenet and Google Patent in the field of CNS, cardiovascular, urogenital, dermatological and inflammatory disorders...
July 13, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704598/a-restrictive-use-of-oral-glucocorticoids-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-prevents-damage-without-worsening-long-term-disease-control-an-observational-study
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Ioana Ruiz-Arruza, Jesús Lozano, Ivan Cabezas-Rodriguez, Jose-Alejandro Medina, Amaia Ugarte, José-Gabriel Erdozain, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of two different treatment strategies on general and specific damage accrual in patients with SLE. METHODS: Two cohorts were identified according to the responsible physicians: 1.-patients treated at the Autoimmune Diseases Unit (ADU); 2.-patients treated by other members of the Internal Medicine Department (IM). Members of the ADU worked with a protocol including the universal prescription of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the use of maximum oral prednisone doses ≤30mg/day and maintenance therapy with ≤5mg/day, by using methyl-prednisolone pulses and/or early immunosuppressants (IS)...
July 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702596/characterization-and-cardioprotective-activity-of-anthocyanins-from-nitraria-tangutorum-bobr-by-products
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Ming Zhang, Jianbin Ma, Hongtao Bi, Jiayin Song, Hongxia Yang, Zhenghua Xia, Yuzhi Du, Tingting Gao, Lixin Wei
The Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. fruit is an indigenous berry of the shrub belonging to the Zygophyllaceae family which grows at an altitude of over 3000 m in the Tibetan Plateau, and has been used as a native medicinal food for treating weakness of the spleen, stomach syndrome, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, dizziness, etc. for thousands of years. Nowadays, N. tangutorum industrial juice by-products generated from health food production can be a potential low cost source of some unique bioactive ingredients. In a prior study, we established a simultaneous microwave/ultrasonic assisted enzymatic extraction method for extracting antioxidant ingredients from the industrial by-products of N...
July 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698529/naturally-occurring-compounds-new-potential-weapons-against-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Lorenzo Signorini, Simona Granata, Antonio Lupo, Gianluigi Zaza
Oxidative stress is a well-described imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidant defense system of cells and tissues. The overproduction of free radicals damages all components of the cell (proteins, lipids, nucleic acids) and modifies their physiological functions. As widely described, this condition is a biochemical hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may dramatically influence the progression of renal impairment and the onset/development of major systemic comorbidities including cardiovascular diseases...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698448/-a-case-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-that-developed-fibrous-pericarditis-owing-to-nilotinib-use
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Shogo Miura, Kazuyuki Murase, Akira Sakurada, Kohichi Takada, Satoshi Iyama, Tsutomu Sato, Yasushi Sato, Koji Miyanishi, Masayoshi Kobune, Atsuko Muranaka, Kazutoshi Tachibana, Junji Kato
A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML)in May 2009. He was treated with imatinib and achieved complete cytogenetic response(CCyR)in 2 months. After 4 months of treatment, he developed interstitial pneumonia and became intolerant to imatinib. He was then switched to nilotinib from October of the same year. In June 2013, he was diagnosed with drug-induced pericarditis resulting from nilotinib use, and thus, nilotinib was discontinued. Subsequently, he was followed up without specific treatment for CML...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696250/american-heart-association-s-call-to-action-for-payment-and-delivery-system-reform
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REVIEW
Vincent J Bufalino, Scott A Berkowitz, Timothy J Gardner, Ileana L Piña, Madeleine Konig
The healthcare system is undergoing a transition from paying for volume to paying for value. Clinicians, as well as public and private payers, are beginning to implement alternative delivery and payment models, such as the patient-centered medical home, accountable care organizations, and bundled payment arrangements. Implementation of these new models will necessitate delivery system transformation and will actively involve all fields of medical care, in particular medicine and surgery. This call to action, on behalf of the American Heart Association's Expert Panel on Payment and Delivery System Reform, serves to offer support and direction for further involvement by the American Heart Association...
July 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694777/pharmacological-properties-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-thymol-prospects-for-its-therapeutic-potential-and-pharmaceutical-development
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REVIEW
Mohamed Fizur Nagoor Meeran, Hayate Javed, Hasan Al Taee, Sheikh Azimullah, Shreesh K Ojha
Thymol, chemically known as 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol is a colorless crystalline monoterpene phenol. It is one of the most important dietary constituents in thyme species. For centuries, it has been used in traditional medicine and has been shown to possess various pharmacological properties including antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antitumor activities. The present article presents a detailed review of the scientific literature which reveals the pharmacological properties of thymol and its multiple therapeutic actions against various cardiovascular, neurological, rheumatological, gastrointestinal, metabolic and malignant diseases at both biochemical and molecular levels...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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