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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458073/establishment-and-validation-of-a-prediction-model-for-ischemic-stroke-risks-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Tsai-Chung Li, Hsiang-Chi Wang, Chia-Ing Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Chih-Hsueh Lin, Sing-Yu Yang, Cheng-Chieh Lin
AIMS: A risk scoring system for predicting ischemic stroke incidence may identify type 2 diabetes patients at high risk for ischemic stroke who can benefit from preventive intervention programs. Such a risk scoring system can serve as a benchmark to test novel putative risk factors. METHODS: The study adopted a retrospective cohort, including 28,124 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes aged 30-84 years during 2001-2004. Participants were randomly assigned to the derivation and validation sets at a 2:1 ratio...
February 16, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457805/urinary-metabolomic-study-of-the-antagonistic-effect-of-p-ginseng-in-rats-with-estrogen-decline-using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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He Lin, Zhongying Liu, Zifeng Pi, Lihui Men, Weijia Chen, Zhiqiang Liu
Estrogens are biologically active steroid hormones mainly released from the ovary by ovarian secretion of estrogen into the circulating blood to regulate or function at the distal target. Estrogens play an important role in the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and immune system, especially for post-menopausal women. Panax ginseng Mayer has been reported to relieve women's menopausal symptoms and affect estrogen activities. However, the mechanism of its estrogen regulation has not yet been clearly investigated...
February 19, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457360/neglected-areas-on-thorax-computed-tomography-evaluation-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-paravertebral-muscles-and-para-aortic-adipose-tissue
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Mustafa Resorlu, Ozan Karatag, Canan A Toprak, Muhsin O Ozturk
INTRODUCTION: This study, investigated the para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area, a novel predictor of cardiovascular diseases and degenerative changes in the paravertebral muscles, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD: One hundred cases diagnosed as COPD and 50 healthy individuals with similar demographic characteristics were evaluated. Para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area (mm2 ), subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness (mm), paravertebral muscle area (mm2 ) and fat deposition in muscle tissue were assessed radiologically...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456889/a-bibliometric-analysis-in-gene-research-of-myocardial-infarction-from-2001-to-2015
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Huaqiang Zhou, Wulin Tan, Zeting Qiu, Yiyan Song, Shaowei Gao
Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods: Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between 2001 and 2015 were retrieved from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC). We used the bibliometric method and Citespace V to analyze publication years, journals, countries, institutions, research areas, authors, research hotspots, and trends...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456510/sodium-tanshinone-ii-a-sulfonate-ds-201-induces-vasorelaxation-of-rat-mesenteric-arteries-via-inhibition-of-l-type-ca-2-channel
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Xiao-Dong Zhang, Chun-Xia He, Jun Cheng, Jing Wen, Peng-Yun Li, Na Wang, Guang Li, Xiao-Rong Zeng, Ji-Min Cao, Yan Yang
Background: We previously have proved that sodium tanshinone II-A sulfonate (DS-201), a derivative of traditional Chinese medicinal herb Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), is an opener and vasodilator of BKCa channel in the vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Vascular tension is closely associated with Ca2+ dynamics and activation of BKCa channel may not be the sole mechanism for the relaxation of the vascular tension by DS-201. Therefore, we hypothesized that the vasorelaxing effect of DS-20 may be also related to Ca2+ channel and cytoplasmic Ca2+ level in the VSMCs...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456183/modeling-human-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Ekaterina Ovchinnikova, Martijn Hoes, Kirill Ustyantsev, Nils Bomer, Tristan V de Jong, Henny van der Mei, Eugene Berezikov, Peter van der Meer
Cardiac hypertrophy accompanies many forms of cardiovascular diseases. The mechanisms behind the development and regulation of cardiac hypertrophy in the human setting are poorly understood, which can be partially attributed to the lack of a human cardiomyocyte-based preclinical test system recapitulating features of diseased myocardium. The objective of our study is to determine whether human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs) subjected to mechanical stretch can be used as an adequate in vitro model for studying molecular mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy...
February 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455950/sex-differences-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Marc W Deyell, Andrea Y K Lee, Laurent Macle
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions. It remains the most common sustained arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, and represents a major burden to health care systems. Similar to other cardiovascular conditions, significant sex-specific differences have been observed in the epidemiology (lower rate of prevalence in women, women present at a later age), pathophysiology (sex-related differences in AF triggers and substrate), clinical presentation (women are more likely symptomatic, with relatively more severe symptoms), and natural history...
December 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455549/multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-2a-men-2a-syndrome
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J Breza, J Breza
INTRODUCTION: In the MEN 2A syndrome, which is the most common of the three types of MEN, three endocrine systems are affected simultaneously or subsequently by the development of tumours manifested by medullary thyroid gland carcinoma, pheochromocytoma (often bilateral) and hyperparathyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 27 patients from 3 families affected by MEN 2A syndrome were examined clinically (by detecting the effects of catecholamine overproduction), biochemically (screening for metanephrine and normetanephrine in the serum), visualization (CT, MRI, MIBG, PET CT) and some of them also genetically (DNA fragment analysis obtained by PCR amplification)...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455452/cannabinoids-in-arterial-pulmonary-and-portal-hypertension-mechanisms-of-action-and-potential-therapeutic-significance
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REVIEW
Barbara Malinowska, Marek Toczek, Anna Pędzińska-Betiuk, Eberhard Schlicker
The endocannabinoid system is overactivated in arterial, pulmonary and portal hypertension. In this paper, we present limited clinical data concerning the role of cannabinoids in human hypertension including polymorphism of endocannabinoid system components. We underline differences between the acute cannabinoid administration and their potential hypotensive effect after chronic application in experimental hypertension. We discuss pleiotropic effects of cannabinoids on the cardiovascular system mediated via numerous neuronal and non-neuronal mechanisms both in normo- and in hypertension...
February 18, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455427/variation-in-cardiac-markers-and-electrocardiographic-alterations-in-young-calves-naturally-infected-with-bovine-tropical-theileriosis
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Kapil Kumar Gupta, Mukesh Srivastava, Vikrant Sudan, Shanker Kumar Singh, Soumen Choudhury, Daya Shanker
The present study was designed to assess the deleterious effects of bovine tropical theileriosis on the cardiovascular system and the consequent myocardial involvement in young calves. Myocardial effects in parasitic diseases are often neglected. Hemolytic anemia, associated secondary hypoxia, and vasculitis are cardinal features of bovine theileriosis. In the present study, electrocardiogram (ECG) alongside serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and creatinine phosphokinase-myocardial band (CPK-MB) concentrations were analyzed in infected, treated, and control groups of young calves...
February 17, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455364/hyperirisinemia-is-independently-associated-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism-correlations-with-cardiometabolic-biomarkers-and-risk-factors
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Theodora Stratigou, Maria Dalamaga, Georgios Antonakos, Ioanna Marinou, Evaggelos Vogiatzakis, Gerasimos Socrates Christodoulatos, Irene Karampela, Athanasios G Papavassiliou
PURPOSE: Irisin, a newly discovered adipo-myokine, is implicated in the modulation of the adipose phenotype, increasing energy expenditure and ameliorating systemic metabolism. Our aim was to investigate circulating irisin in subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) and study its associations with cardiometabolic risk factors. METHODS: In a large case-control study, serum irisin, insulin resistance and lipid parameters, classic adipokines, inflammatory and hepatic biomarkers, and cardiovascular risk factors were determined in 120 consecutive patients with SH and 120 healthy controls matched on age, gender, and date of blood draw...
February 17, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455258/effects-of-capsaicin-on-ovarian-granulosa-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
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Sabire Güler, Berrin Zik
Capsaicin is the pungent ingredient in red peppers. Due to the effects on the sensory nerve fibers, capsaicin has been used to treat pain and inflammation associated with a variety of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and diabetic neuropathy, obesity, and cardiovascular and gastrointestinal conditions. Despite the extensive publications on different systems, the studies of the effects on the ovary are very limited. The present study was conducted to examine the possible proliferative and/or apoptotic effects of various doses of capsaicin on primarily derived granulosa cells...
February 17, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454838/analysis-of-cocaine-adulterants-in-human-brain-in-cases-of-drug-related-death
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Marianne Knuth, Oliver Temme, Thomas Daldrup, Evelyn Pawlik
For different reasons, street cocaine is often diluted with pharmacologically active substances, the so-called adulterants such as levamisole or hydroxyzine. A controversial debate exists currently on the uptake of adulterants from cocaine preparations and drug-related death. Previous research convincingly argues that serious adverse side effects that affect the central nervous and cardiovascular systems can be a consequence of adulterated cocaine. AIMS: Having identified the presence of adulterants in lung tissue and blood, the concentrations of these substances in brain, an important target location, was of interest...
February 10, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453696/interrelationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-heart-failure-the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-left-ventricle-performance
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REVIEW
Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Petros Fountoulakis, Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Alexis Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamadris, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) is a common cardiac syndrome, whose pathophysiology involves complex mechanisms, some of which remain unknown. Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes not only a glucose metabolic disorder accompanied by insulin resistance but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and HF. During the last years though emerging data set up, a bidirectional interrelationship between these two entities. In the case of DM impaired calcium homeostasis, free fatty acid metabolism, redox state, and advance glycation end products may accelerate cardiac dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453595/cardio-oncology-conflicting-priorities-of-anticancer-treatment-and-cardiovascular-outcome
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REVIEW
Lisa M Tilemann, Markus B Heckmann, Hugo A Katus, Lorenz H Lehmann, Oliver J Müller
BACKGROUND: This article about the emerging field of cardio-oncology highlights typical side effects of oncological therapies in the cardiovascular system, cardiovascular complications of malignancies itself, and potential preventive or therapeutic modalities. METHODS: We performed a selective literature search in PubMed until September 2016. RESULTS: Cardiovascular events in cancer patients can be frequently attributed to oncological therapies or to the underlying malignancy itself...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453534/nanoparticles-caused-oxidative-imbalance
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Mariusz Zuberek, Agnieszka Grzelak
Application of nanomaterials in nearly every single branch of industry results in their accumulation in both abiotic environment and tissues of living organisms. Despite the common use of nanomaterials, we are not able to precisely define their toxicity towards humans and surrounding biota. Although we were able to determine final effects of chronic exposure to nanoparticles which consist of many pathologies such as respiratory diseases, allergies, diseases of cardiovascular system, disorders in embryonic life differentiation and growth disorders, toxic effects on the immune system and cancers...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452856/generalized-cardiovascular-disease-on-a-preoperative-ct-scan-is-predictive-for-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Alicia S Borggreve, Lucas Goense, Peter S N van Rossum, Richard van Hillegersberg, Pim A de Jong, Jelle P Ruurda
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrated that calcification of arteries supplying the gastric tube is associated with anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy. However, it remains unclear whether this association only derives from local flow limitations, or generalized vascular disease as well. The purpose of this study was to determine whether calcification throughout the entire cardiovascular system is associated with anastomotic leakage. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent an esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction and cervical anastomosis for esophageal cancer were analyzed...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452775/the-link-between-depression-and-atherosclerosis-through-the-pathways-of-inflammation-and-endothelium-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Christina Chrysohoou, Natasa Kollia, Dimitris Tousoulis
A large body of evidence suggests that depression increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The elevated risk associated with depression is not limited to clinical major depressive disorder but also extends to sub-syndromal depressive symptoms and constructs with overlapping characteristics, such as vital exhaustion. Multiple pathophysiological pathways are involved in the relationship between depressive symptoms and atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations and progression. These underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood and need further clarification...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452699/hypolipidemic-components-from-medicine-food-homology-species-used-in-china-pharmacological-and-health-effects
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REVIEW
De-Xing Song, Jian-Guo Jiang
Hyperlipidemia is a systemic disease caused by abnormal human lipid metabolism. Dietary control and treatment on hyperlipidemia is now a popular therapy pathway. This paper focuses on the medicine food homology (MFH) species used in China with hypolipidemic function, and emphasizes on the active ingredients and their pharmacological effect. The single herbal and its hypolipidemic active ingredients are summarized through reviewing the relevant literatures published in the past twenty years. The ingredients are divided into polysaccharides, flavonoids, steroidal saponins, quinones, alkaloids and others, of which the related researches are described from the aspects of sources, model and method, result and mechanisms, respectively...
February 13, 2018: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452596/relationship-between-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-composition-in-serum-phospholipids-systemic-low-grade-inflammation-and-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Malgorzata Poreba, Pawel Rostoff, Aleksander Siniarski, Magdalena Mostowik, Renata Golebiowska-Wiatrak, Jadwiga Nessler, Anetta Undas, Grzegorz Gajos
BACKGROUND: There are inconsistent data about the role of serum phospholipid fatty acid composition in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between serum phospholipid fatty acid composition, systemic low-grade inflammation, and glycemic control in high-risk T2DM patients. METHODS: Seventy-four patients (26% women, mean age 65.6 ± 6.8 years) with T2DM (median diabetes duration 10 years) and documented ASCVD (74 with coronary artery disease, 26 with peripheral arterial disease) were enrolled in the study...
February 16, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
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