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Remote ischemic limb

Chunyan Wang, Haobo Li, Sheng Wang, Xiaowen Mao, Dan Yan, Stanley S Wong, Zhengyuan Xia, Michael G Irwin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Protein kinase C(PKC)-ε activation is a mechanism of preconditioning cardioprotection but its role in repeated non-invasive limb ischemic preconditioning (rNLIP) mediated cardioprotection against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in diabetes is unknown. METHODS: Eight-week streptozotocin-induced diabetic and non-diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to I/R without or with rNLIP. In vitro, H9C2 cells were cultured with high glucose (HG) and subjected to hypoxia/re-oxygenation (H/R) without or with PKC-ε or STAT3 gene knock-down in the absence or presence of remote time hypoxia preconditioning (HPC)...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Jian Yang, Cuiying Liu, Xiangnan Du, Menglei Liu, Xunming Ji, Huishan Du, Heng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Limb remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) protects against brain injury induced by stroke, but the underlying protective mechanisms remain unknown. As hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) is neuroprotective in stroke and mediates neuroinflammation, we tested the hypothesis that HIF-1α is a key factor of RIPC against stroke by mediating inflammation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stroke was induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats, and RIPC was conducted in both hind limbs...
February 24, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
Gangling Chen, Mrugesh Thakkar, Christopher Robinson, Sylvain Doré
Novel and innovative approaches are essential in developing new treatments and improving clinical outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke. Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) is a series of mechanical interruptions in blood flow of a distal organ, following end organ reperfusion, shown to significantly reduce infarct size through inhibition of oxidation and inflammation. Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) is what ultimately leads to the irreversible brain damage and clinical picture seen in stroke patients. There have been several reports and reviews about the potential of RIC in acute ischemic stroke; however, the focus here is a comprehensive look at the differences in the three types of RIC (remote pre-, per-, and postconditioning)...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Xue Cheng, Haiping Zhao, Feng Yan, Zhen Tao, Rongliang Wang, Ziping Han, Guangwen Li, Yumin Luo, Xunming Ji
Maladaptive alterations of astrocytic plasticity may cause brain edema in the acute stage of stroke and glial scar formation in the recovery stage. The present study was designed to investigate the potential regulation of limb remote ischemic post-conditioning (RIPC) on astrocytic plasticity in experimental cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury. Cerebral ischemia was induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) for 1 h in C57BL/6 mice, who were treated with RIPC immediately after reperfusion...
February 17, 2018: Brain Research
Hao Guo, Lei Zhao, Bodong Wang, Xia Li, Hao Bai, Haixiao Liu, Liang Yue, Wei Guo, Zhenyuan Bian, Li Gao, Dayun Feng, Yan Qu
Remote limb ischemic postconditioning (RIPoC) is a promising adjunct treatment for cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated yet. The present study aims to investigate potential involvement and regulatory mechanisms of autophagy in RIPoC treatment against cerebral IR injury in mice. Mice were subjected to 2 h middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) then treated with vehicle, 3-methyladenine (3-MA, an autophagy inhibitor), or compound C (an AMPK inhibitor) at the onset of reperfusion...
February 13, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
Viraj Pandit, Muhammad Khan, El Rasheid Zakaria, Tally M Largent-Milnes, Mohammad Hamidi, Terence O'Keeffe, Todd W Vanderah, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: While studies show that single-dose remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) improves outcomes, the effect of continuous (daily) RIC is unknown. Thus, we aimed to investigate the role of continuous-RIC on cognitive and motor function following traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We subjected 24 male C57BL mice to a cortical-controlled TBI. Two-hours after TBI the animals were randomly allocated to the RIC group (n=12) or the Sham group (n=12). RIC was induced by non-invasive external compression of the hind limb using an occlusive band (six 4-min cycles/24 hours) for consecutive 6 days...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Rafael Struck, Maria Wittmann, Stefan Müller, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Müller, Soyhan Bagci
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery commonly threatens the heart and remote organs with ischemia-reperfusion injury. Transient episodes of ischemia to nonvital tissue, known as remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), is thought to help local and remote vital organs to withstand subsequent ischemic insults. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blinded control trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients undergoing elective CPB surgery INTERVENTION: RIPC was achieved via three 5-minute cycles of upper limb ischemia using a blood pressure cuff or control (sham cuff)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Dan Liang, Xi-Biao He, Zheng Wang, Ce Li, Bei-Yao Gao, Jun-Fa Wu, Yu-Long Bai
AIMS: Remote ischemic conditionings, such as pre- and per-conditioning, are known to provide cardioprotection in animal models of ischemia. However, little is known about the neuroprotection effect of postconditioning after cerebral ischemia. In this study, we aim to evaluate the motor function rescuing effect of remote limb ischemic postconditioning (RIPostC) in a rat model of acute cerebral stroke. METHODS: Left middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was performed to generate the rat model of ischemic stroke, followed by daily RIPostC treatment for maximum 21 days...
February 4, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
Kazuo Kitagawa, Moeko Saitoh, Kentaro Ishizuka, Satoru Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) induces protection in focal cerebral ischemia. The conditioning is divided into pre-, per-, and postconditioning. However, the mechanisms of RIC remain unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the most effective subtype of RIC. We also examined involvement of collateral circulation on RIC. METHODS: Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was performed with nylon sutures in adult C57BL/6 mice under the monitoring of cerebral blood flow (CBF)...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Hui Chen, Xin-Yue Jing, Yu-Jun Shen, Tian-Lin Wang, Chen Ou, Sheng-Feng Lu, Yun Cai, Qian Li, Ya-Juan Ding, Xiao-Chun Yu, Bing-Mei Zhu
Aims: To study the protective effects of late remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury and determine whether Stat5 is involved in this protection by using cardiomyocyte-specific Stat5 knockout mice (Stat5-cKO). Methods and results: Mice were exposed to lower limb RIPC or sham ischemia. After 24 hours, the left anterior descending artery (LAD) was ligated for 30 minutes, then reperfused for 180 minutes. The myocardial infarct size, apoptotic rate of cardiomyocytes, and serum myocardial enzymes were measured to evaluate for cardioprotective effects...
January 22, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
Shi-Meng Liu, Wen-Le Zhao, Hai-Qing Song, Ran Meng, Si-Jie Li, Chang-Hong Ren, Bruce Ovbiagele, Xun-Ming Ji, Wu-Wei Feng
BACKGROUND: Acute minor ischemic stroke (AMIS) or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a common cerebrovascular event with a considerable high recurrence. Prior research demonstrated the effectiveness of regular long-term remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) in secondary stroke prevention in patients with intracranial stenosis. We hypothesized that RIC can serve as an effective adjunctive therapy to pharmacotherapy in preventing ischemic events in patients with AMIS/TIA. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of daily RIC in inhibiting cerebrovascular/cardiovascular events after AMIS/TIA...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Andreas Engel Krag, Christine Lodberg Hvas, Birgitte Jul Kiil, Gete Toft Eschen, Tine Engberg Damsgaard, Anne-Mette Hvas
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) administered by non-lethal periods of extremity ischemia and reperfusion attenuates ischemia-reperfusion injury. We aimed to investigate the local and systemic coagulation marker response to flap ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the effects of RIC on coagulation markers following flap ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: A musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap was subjected to 4 h of ischemia followed by 7 h of reperfusion in 16 female Danish Landrace pigs (39 kg)...
January 8, 2018: Microsurgery
Xiaona Zhou, Runzhu Jiang, Yucai Dong, Lifeng Wang
The use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in cardiac surgeries is known to induce pathological changes in vital organs such as lungs. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a protective strategy that has shown to be able to reduce tissue damage related to ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). The current study seeks to evaluate the beneficial effects of limb RIPC on lung tissues and function in a rat CPB model. RIPC, which consisted of three cycles of 5-min ischemia and subsequently 5-min reperfusion, was induced in the hind limbs of the animals via a tourniquet...
2017: PloS One
Ken Chen, Zaicheng Xu, Yukai Liu, Zhen Wang, Yu Li, Xuefei Xu, Caiyu Chen, Tianyang Xia, Qiao Liao, Yonggang Yao, Cindy Zeng, Duofen He, Yongjian Yang, Tao Tan, Jianxun Yi, Jingsong Zhou, Hua Zhu, Jianjie Ma, Chunyu Zeng
Limb remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is an effective means of protection against ischemia/reperfusion (IR)-induced injury to multiple organs. Many studies are focused on identifying endocrine mechanisms that underlie the cross-talk between muscle and RIPC-mediated organ protection. We report that RIPC releases irisin, a myokine derived from the extracellular portion of fibronectin domain-containing 5 protein (FNDC5) in skeletal muscle, to protect against injury to the lung. Human patients with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome show reduced concentrations of irisin in the serum and increased irisin concentrations in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, suggesting transfer of irisin from circulation to the lung under physiologic stress...
November 29, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
Mingli Liu, Jing Chen, Shufan Zhang, Chuancheng Ren
Although it has been proved that remote limb preconditioning (RPC) can exert neurological protection effects after ischemic cerebral stroke (ICS), the underlying mechanisms of RPC still need to be elucidated for its better transformation to clinical application. Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) was upregulated after cerebral ischemia and mediated reperfusion injury in the models of ischemic stroke. So here, we investigated that whether RPC could downregulate the levels of LCN2 protein and its receptor resulting from cerebral ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury...
November 6, 2017: Brain Research
Xiang Hu, Tao Lv, Shao-Feng Yang, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yi-Feng Miao
Hemorrhage‑related neurologic injury is a primary cause of disability and mortality following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect and the possible role of autophagy in limb remote ischemic post‑conditioning (RIPostC) using an endovascular puncture rat model of SAH. RIPostC was induced by three cycles of occlusion (10 min) and release (10 min) in the bilateral femoral artery using an aneurysm clip. Early RIPostC began immediately following SAH, delayed RIPostC began following a 30 min delay and the repeated RIPostC group underwent the protocol every day for 3 days...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Takehiko Fukui, Kazuyoshi Ishida, Yoichi Mizukami, Kiyotaka Shiramoto, Hidenori Harada, Atsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Yamashita, Mishiya Matsumoto
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine the relative potency of direct ischemic preconditioning (DIPC) and remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) for protection against ischemic spinal cord injury in rabbits and to explore the mechanisms involved. METHODS: In experiment 1, we compared the neurological and histopathological outcomes of DIPC, kidney RIPC, and limb RIPC. The DIPC and kidney RIPC groups received two cycles of 5-min occlusion/15-min reperfusion of the abdominal aorta and left renal artery, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
Nicole S Coverdale, Andrew Hamilton, Dimitri Petsikas, R Scott McClure, Paul Malik, Brian Milne, Tarit Saha, David Zelt, Peter Brown, Darrin M Payne
Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) may reduce biomarkers of ischemic injury after cardiovascular surgery. However, it is unclear whether RIPC has a positive impact on clinical outcomes. We performed a blinded, randomized controlled trial to determine if RIPC resulted in fewer adverse clinical outcomes after cardiac or vascular surgery. The intervention consisted of 3 cycles of RIPC on the upper limb for 5 minutes alternated with 5 minutes of rest. A sham intervention was performed on the control group. Patients were recruited who were undergoing (1) high-risk cardiac or vascular surgery or (2) cardiac or vascular surgery and were at high risk of ischemic complications...
September 11, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Yasmin El Dabagh, Line Petersen, Michael Pedersen, Toke Bek
Purpose: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) implies that transient ischemia in a limb can affect perfusion in a target organ elsewhere in the body. The changes in perfusion can be assumed to be paralleled by changes in the vessel diameters in the target organ. It remains to be elucidated whether the diameter of normal retinal vessels can be used as a marker of RIC in vivo. Methods: In 20 normal persons aged 20 to 31 years the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer (DVA) was used to measure the resting diameter and diameter changes during isometric exercise and flicker stimulation before, immediately after, and 1 hour after RIC induced by transient ischemia in the left arm...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Yuan Wang, Ran Meng, Haiqing Song, Gang Liu, Yang Hua, Dehua Cui, Lemin Zheng, Wuwei Feng, David S Liebeskind, Marc Fisher, Xunming Ji
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) in patients with cerebral small-vessel disease. METHODS: Thirty patients with cerebral small-vessel disease-related mild cognitive impairment were enrolled in this prospective, randomized controlled study for 1 year. Besides routine medical treatment, participants were randomized into the experimental group (n=14) undergoing 5 cycles consisting of ischemia followed by reperfusion for 5 minutes on both upper limbs twice daily for 1 year or the control group (n=16) who were treated with sham ischemia-reperfusion cycles...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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