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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
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Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205373/pulmonary-hypertension-in-connective-tissue-diseases-an-update
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Ramya Aithala, Anoop G Alex, Debashish Danda
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively commoner complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with estimated prevalence ranging between 8% and 12% as compared to much lower figures in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in CTDs. PH is classified into five major groups. CTD-associated PH belongs to group 1 PH, also known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Around 30% of scleroderma-related deaths are due to PAH. Underlying pathogenesis is related to pulmonary vasculopathy involving small vessels...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202869/treatment-of-vasodilator-resistant-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-with-glucocorticoid-and-cyclophosphamide
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Eri Sugawara, Masaru Kato, Ryo Hisada, Kenji Oku, Toshiyuki Bohgaki, Tetsuya Horita, Shinsuke Yasuda, Tatsuya Atsumi
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD), in contrast to other types of PAH, may respond to immunosuppressive therapy. Most PAH cases with an immunosuppressant response were in the early stages of the disease (WHO functional class III or less). The present case was a 34-year-old woman with MCTD-associated PAH (WHO functional class IV) who was resistant to a combination of three vasodilators. Afterwards, she was treated with glucocorticoid and cyclophosphamide...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197417/basal-and-activated-calcium-sensitization-mediated-by-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway-in-rats-with-genetic-and-salt-hypertension
#4
Michal Behuliak, Michal Bencze, Ivana Vaněčková, Jaroslav Kuneš, Josef Zicha
Calcium sensitization mediated by RhoA/Rho kinase pathway can be evaluated either in the absence (basal calcium sensitization) or in the presence of endogenous vasoconstrictor systems (activated calcium sensitization). Our aim was to compare basal and activated calcium sensitization in three forms of experimental hypertension with increased sympathetic tone and enhanced calcium entry-spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), heterozygous Ren-2 transgenic rats (TGR), and salt hypertensive Dahl rats. Activated calcium sensitization was determined as blood pressure reduction induced by acute administration of Rho kinase inhibitor fasudil in conscious rats with intact sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and renin-angiotensin system (RAS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193613/apparent-aortic-stiffness-in-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-existence-of-vascular-interdependency
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Michal Schäfer, D Dunbar Ivy, Steven H Abman, Alex J Barker, Lorna P Browne, Brian Fonseca, Vitaly Kheyfets, Kendall S Hunter, Uyen Truong
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular dysfunction, mediated by ventricular interdependence, has been associated with negative outcomes in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Considering the dilation of the pulmonary arteries as a paramount sign of PAH, we hypothesized that the ascending aorta will present signs of apparent stiffness in children with PAH and that this effect may be because of mechanical interaction with the dilated main pulmonary artery (MPA). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-two children with PAH and 26 age- and size-matched controls underwent comprehensive cardiac magnetic resonance evaluation...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191323/autonomic-imbalance-captures-maternal-and-fetal-circulatory-response-to-pre-eclampsia
#6
Igor Lakhno
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a gestational disease featured by hypertension, arterial systemic vasculopathy, multiple organ failure and fetal compromise. The aim of the investigation was to determine the role of maternal respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) in regulation of the fetal circulatory system in case of healthy pregnancy and in PE. METHODS: The investigation of maternal and fetal HRV and fetal CTG variables in 106 patients at 34-40 weeks of gestation was performed...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190787/comparison-of-hemodynamic-parameters-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-pre-treated-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-randomized-phase-iii-patent-1-study
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Nazzareno Galiè, Friedrich Grimminger, Ekkehard Grünig, Marius M Hoeper, Marc Humbert, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Anne M Keogh, David Langleben, Lewis J Rubin, Arno Fritsch, Neil Davie, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
BACKGROUND: Detailed hemodynamic data from the phase III PATENT-1 study of riociguat in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) were investigated. METHODS: Patients with PAH who were treatment naïve or pre-treated with endothelin receptor antagonists or non-intravenous prostanoids were randomly assigned to riociguat up to 2.5 mg 3 times a day or placebo. Hemodynamic parameters were assessed at baseline and week 12. RESULTS: Riociguat significantly decreased pulmonary vascular resistance in treatment-naïve (n = 221; least squares [LS] mean difference -266 dyne∙sec∙cm(-5) [95% confidence interval (CI) -357 to -175; p < 0...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187460/effects-of-renal-denervation-on-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-remodeling
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Qian Liu, Jiyang Song, Dasheng Lu, Jie Geng, Zhixin Jiang, Kai Wang, Bin Zhang, Qijun Shan
Pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) is a rapidly progressive disorder, which leads to right heart failure and even death. Overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and sympathetic nervous system accounts for the development and progression of PAH. The role of renal denervation (RDN) in different periods of PAH has not been fully elucidated. A single intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline (MCT, 60 mg/kg) was used to induce pulmonary remodeling in male Sprague Dawley rats (n = 40). After 24-hour of MCT administration, a subset of rats underwent RDN (RDN24h, n = 10); after 2-week of MCT injection, another ten rats received RDN treatment (RDN2w, n = 10) and the left 20 rats were divided to MCT group with sham RDN operation (MCT, n = 20)...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185800/inhaled-sildenafil-as-an-alternative-to-oral-sildenafil-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-pah
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Jahidur Rashid, Brijeshkumar Patel, Eva Nozik-Grayck, Ivan F McMurtry, Kurt R Stenmark, Fakhrul Ahsan
The practice of treating PAH patients with oral or intravenous sildenafil suffers from the limitations of short dosing intervals, peripheral vasodilation, unwanted side effects, and restricted use in pediatric patients. In this study, we sought to test the hypothesis that inhalable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) particles of sildenafil prolong the release of the drug,produce pulmonary specific vasodilation, reduce the systemic exposure of the drug, and may be used as an alternative to oral sildenafil in the treatment of PAH...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179050/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-in-stroke-medicine
#10
Frank Block, Manuel Dafotakis
BACKGROUND: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a degenerative vasculopathy that is classically associated with lobar intracerebral or sulcal hemorrhage. Its prevalence is estimated at 30% in the seventh decade and 50% in the eighth and ninth decades. In this review, we summarize the risks linked to CAA with respect to the treatment and prevention of stroke. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search employing the terms "amyloid cerebral angiopathy," "stroke," "intra - cerebral bleeding," and "acute stroke therapy...
January 20, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178968/imatinib-relaxes-the-pulmonary-venous-bed-of-guinea-pigs
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Nina A Maihöfer, Said Suleiman, Daniela Dreymüller, Paul W Manley, Rolf Rossaint, Stefan Uhlig, Christian Martin, Annette D Rieg
BACKGROUND: Recently, the IMPRES study revealed that systemic imatinib improves exercise capacity in patients with advanced pulmonary arterial hypertension. Imatinib blocks the tyrosine kinase activity of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-receptor (PDGFR), acts antiproliferative and relaxes pulmonary arteries. However so far, the relaxant effects of imatinib on pulmonary veins (PVs) and on the postcapillary resistance are unknown, although pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease (LHD) is most common and primarily affects PVs...
February 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177278/does-spontaneous-remission-occur-in-polyarteritis-nodosa-%C3%A2
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Simon Beyaert, Menno Pruijm, Salah Dine Qanadli, Peter Vollenweider, Matthieu Halfon
BACKGROUND: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis involving mainly medium-sized arteries and, rarely, small-sized arteries. The diagnosis is principally based on clinical exams, biopsy of an affected organ, and/or arteriography of renal or mesenteric arteries. Once diagnosed, immunosuppressive agents, such as glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide, are generally introduced as soon as possible. Whether spontaneous remission of PAN occurs is therefore largely unknown. PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented with a 4-day-history of intense pain in her left flank, hypertension, fever, microscopic hematuria, and acute renal failure...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175924/morbidity-and-causes-of-death-in-patients-with-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-in-finland
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Liisa Väkevä, Tuomas Lipsanen, Harri Sintonen, Annamari Ranki
Cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL), especially mycosis fungoides, can be considered as a state of longstanding low-grade systemic inflammation. Many studies have focused on secondary cancers with CTCL, but information about comorbidities is limited. A total of 144 patients with CTCL at Helsinki University Central Hospital during 2005 to 2015 were studied to determine associated comorbidities and causes of death in this cohort. Compared with an age-standardized control population, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus was increased among patients with CTCL with no link to obesity...
February 8, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165823/nanocarriers-as-treatment-modalities-for-hypertension
#15
Tausif Alam, Saba Khan, Bharti Gaba, Md Faheem Haider, Sanjula Baboota, Javed Ali
Hypertension, a worldwide epidemic at present, is not a disease in itself rather it is an important risk factor for serious cardiovascular disorders including myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease. Though numerous drugs acting via different mechanism of action are available in the market as conventional formulations for the treatment of hypertension but they face substantial challenges regarding their bioavailability, dosing and associated adverse effects which greatly limit their therapeutic efficacies...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165252/cocktail-of-superoxide-dismutase-and-fasudil-encapsulated-in-targeted-liposomes-slows-pah-progression-at-a-reduced-dosing-frequency
#16
Nilesh Gupta, Jahidur Rashid, Eva Nozik-Grayck, Ivan F McMurtry, Kurt R Stenmark, Fakhrul Ahsan
Currently, two or more pulmonary vasodilators are used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), but conventional vasodilators alone cannot reverse disease progression. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a combination therapy comprising a vasodilator plus a therapeutic agent that slows pulmonary arterial remodeling and right heart hypertrophy is an efficacious alternative to current vasodilator-based PAH therapy. Thus, we encapsulated a cocktail of superoxide dismutase (SOD), a superoxide scavenger, and fasudil, a specific rho-kinase inhibitor, into a liposomal formulation equipped with a homing peptide, CAR...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164513/baseline-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-correlates-with-disease-activity-and-therapeutic-outcomes-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-irrespective-of-anemia-status
#17
Xing-Li Zou, Xiao-Jing Lin, Xun Ni, Jing Wang, Wen Liu, Jin Wei
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been recently found to reflect systemic inflammation in addition to anisocytosis, and its value for assessing disease activity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been addressed in two studies, but its correlation with therapeutic outcomes and disease flare has not been evaluated. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-six newly diagnosed patients with SLE (all-SLE), including 105 non-anemic patients (na-SLE) and 91 patients with anemia (a-SLE) were prospectively studied...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164361/in-vivo-quantification-of-aortic-stiffness-using-mr-elastography-in-hypertensive-porcine-model
#18
Huiming Dong, Ria Mazumder, Venkata Sita Priyanka Illapani, Xiaokui Mo, Richard D White, Arunark Kolipaka
PURPOSE: Aortic stiffness plays an important role in evaluating and predicting the progression of systemic arterial hypertension (SAH). The aim of this study is to determine the stiffness of aortic wall using MR elastography (MRE) in a hypertensive porcine model and compare it against invasive aortic pressure measurements. METHODS: Renal wrapping surgery was performed on eight pigs to induce SAH. Aortic MRE was performed at baseline and 2 months postsurgery using a retrospectively pulse-gated gradient-echo MRE sequence on a 1...
February 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163434/aortic-and-pulmonary-artery-calcification-an-unusual-manifestation-of-twin-to-twin-transfusion-syndrome
#19
Sumitra Venkatesh, J Sanyukta, S Jain, S S Prabhu, S Kulkarni
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) at times complicates monochorionic twin gestations, resulting in conditions ranging from discordant sizes to fetal demise of one baby. Various types of cardiac defects have been described in the recipient twin of this syndrome. Isolated great artery calcification, i.e. aortic and pulmonary artery calcification is one such uncommon condition associated with TTTS. Calcification of the walls of great vessels may be due to chronic vascular injury sustained as a result of circulatory volume overload in the recipient twin...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160049/prolylcarboxypeptidase-deficiency-is-associated-with-increased-blood-pressure-glomerular-lesions-and-cardiac-dysfunction-independent-of-altered-circulating-and-cardiac-angiotensin-ii
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Christoph Maier, Ines Schadock, Philipp K Haber, Jan Wysocki, Minghao Ye, Yashpal Kanwar, Christopher A Flask, Xin Yu, Brian D Hoit, Gregory N Adams, Alvin H Schmaier, Michael Bader, Daniel Batlle
: Prolylcarboxypeptidase (PRCP) is a carboxypeptidase that cleaves angiotensin II (AngII) forming Ang(1-7). The impact of genetic PRCP deficiency on AngII metabolism, blood pressure (BP), kidney histology, and cardiac phenotype was investigated in two lines of PRCP-deficient mice: KST302 derived in C57BL/6 background and GST090 derived in FVB/N background. The GST090 line had increased mean arterial pressure (MAP) (113.7 ± 2.07 vs. WT 105.0 ± 1.23 mmHg; p < 0.01) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) (ratio of diastolic left ventricular posterior wall dimension to left ventricular diameter 0...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
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