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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944999/systemic-redistribution-of-the-intramyocardially-injected-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-repeated-remote-ischaemic-post-conditioning
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Qin Jiang, Tao Yu, Keli Huang, Hao Zhang, Zhe Zheng, Shengshou Hu
We investigated the effect of repeated remote ischaemic post-conditioning (RIPoC) on the organ distribution of the intramyocardially injected MSCs in rat myocardial ischemia model. Myocardial ischemia of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats was induced by 30-min. obstruction of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Repeated RIPoC was induced after ischemia with three cycles of 5-min. occlusion and reperfusion of the limb with the frequency of half a day, 1 or 2 days, respectively. Compared with that by single RIPoC, repeated RIPoC transiently reduced oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and inflammation in ischaemic myocardium; the gene expression of stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha (SDF-1α) was consistently induced by repeated RIPoC procedures...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932397/undiagnosed-and-diagnosed-diabetes-mellitus-among-hospitalised-acute-heart-failure-patients-in-botswana
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Julius Chacha Mwita, Mgaywa Gilbert Mjungu Damas Magafu, Bernard Omech, Billy Tsima, Matthew J Dewhurst, Monkgogi Goepamang, Yohana Mashalla
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients hospitalised with acute heart failure in Botswana. METHODS: The study enrolled 193 consecutive patients admitted with acute heart failure to the medical wards at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone. Patients were classified as previously known diabetics, undiagnosed diabetics (glycated haemoglobin ≥ 6.5%) or as non-diabetics (glycated haemoglobin < 6...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932276/contemporary-best-practice-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-stuttering-priapism
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Georgios Kousournas, Asif Muneer, David Ralph, Evangelos Zacharakis
Stuttering priapism is rare and under-investigated clinical entity. Although it shares similarities with ischaemic priapism, by definition, stuttering priapism has distinct characteristics that advocate for a different management in the clinical setting. Therefore, the management of stuttering priapism aims primarily to prevent recurrence rather than the resolution of spontaneous attacks. A multimodal approach and the individualization of each case are essential because of the diversity of the condition and the plethora of proposed therapeutic strategies...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925023/fibrinolysis-from-blood-to-the-brain
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Robert L Medcalf
We all know about classical fibrinolysis, how plasminogen activation by either tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) or urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA) promotes fibrin breakdown, and how this process was harnessed for the therapeutic removal of blood clots. While this is still perfectly true and still applicable to thromboembolic conditions today, another dimension to this system came to light over two decades ago that implicated the plasminogen activating system in a context far removed from the dissolution of blood clots...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919116/global-regional-and-national-age-sex-specific-mortality-for-264-causes-of-death-1980-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: Monitoring levels and trends in premature mortality is crucial to understanding how societies can address prominent sources of early death. The Global Burden of Disease 2016 Study (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of cause-specific mortality for 264 causes in 195 locations from 1980 to 2016. This assessment includes evaluation of the expected epidemiological transition with changes in development and where local patterns deviate from these trends. METHODS: We estimated cause-specific deaths and years of life lost (YLLs) by age, sex, geography, and year...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915160/current-insights-in-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Karen Schreiber, Massimo Radin, Savino Sciascia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as the association of thrombotic events and/or obstetric morbidity in patients persistently positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). In this review, we will highlight the most important clinical presentations of APS with a focus on the obstetric morbidity, the current management strategies and the outlook for the future. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of aspirin and heparin has improved the pregnancy outcome in obstetric APS and approximately 70% of pregnant women with APS have a successful pregnancy outcome...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906529/the-effect-of-iloprost-and-sildenafil-alone-and-in-combination-on-myocardial-ischaemia-and-nitric-oxide-and-irisin-levels
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Suna Aydin, Tuncay Kuloglu, Suleyman Aydin, Meltem Yardim, Davut Azboy, Zeki Temizturk, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Mehmet Nesimi Eren
AIM: Insufficient oxygen supply to organs and tissues due to reduced arterial or venous blood flow results in ischaemia, during which, although ATP production stops, AMP and adenosine continue to be produced from ATP. The fate of irisin, which causes the production of heat instead of ATP during ischaemia, is unknown. Iloprost and sildenafil are two pharmaceutical agents that mediate the resumption of reperfusion (blood supply) via vasodilatation during ischaemic conditions. Our study aimed to explore the effects of iloprost and sildenafil on irisin levels in the heart, liver and kidney tissues and whether these pharmaceutical agents had any impact on serum irisin and nitric oxide levels in rats with induced experimental myocardial ischaemia...
August 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892750/neuropathology-and-brain-weight-in-traumatic-crush-asphyxia
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Safa Al-Sarraj, Ross Laxton, Ben Swift, Alexander J Kolar, Rob C Chapman, Ashley W Fegan-Earl, Nat R B Cary
Traumatic (crush) asphyxia is a rare condition caused by severe compression of the chest and trunk leading to often extreme so-called asphyxial signs, including cyanosis in head and neck regions, multiple petechiae, and subconjunctival haemorrhage as well as neurological manifestations. AIMS: To investigate the neuropathology and brain weight in traumatic asphyxia caused by different accidents such as industrial accidents and road traffic collision. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Post mortem records of 20 cases of traumatic asphyxia (TA) resulting from different causes of which four brains are available for comprehensive neuropathological examination...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882931/livedoid-eruption-in-a-patient-affected-by-t-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-large-granular-lymphocyte-leukaemia
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Giulia Biolo, Giorgia Sacco, Irene Russo, Mauro Alaibac
Livedo is an ischaemic dermopathy characterised by a reddish-blue to violaceous mottling of the skin with a net-like reticular appearance. Livedo has been described in association with several medical conditions including lymphoproliferative disorders. Here, we describe the case of a 60-year-old woman who was presented with asymptomatic and persistent livedoid eruption on her trunk, lower and upper extremities as manifestation of an indolent form of T-γδ large granular lymphocyte leukaemia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report describing the association between livedo reticularis and T-γδ large granular lymphocyte leukaemia...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869044/stroke-and-temporal-arteritis-a-study-of-6-cases
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A Lago, J I Tembl, G Fortea, L Morales, C Nieves, M Campins, F Aparici
INTRODUCTION: Though uncommon, ischaemic stroke due to temporal arteritis carries serious difficulties for diagnosis and subsequent management and requires a high level of suspicion. METHODS: We analysed a series of 6 patients with biopsy-proven temporal arteritis presenting with ischaemic stroke. We discuss clinical characteristics, difficulties of assessment, short- and long-term progression, treatment, and the usefulness of new diagnostic techniques. RESULTS: Our sample of 6 patients had a mean age of 68...
August 28, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868599/diving-with-pre-existing-medical-conditions
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John Lippmann, David McD Taylor, Christopher Stevenson, Jo Williams, Simon J Mitchell
INTRODUCTION: This is the second report based on a survey of Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific (DAN AP) members who dive with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and diabetes. It examines the medical management of the divers' conditions, any diving modifications used to mitigate the risk and outcomes. METHODOLOGY: An online cross-sectional survey was sent to 833 divers who had declared a targeted medical condition when applying for DAN AP membership between July 2009 and August 2013...
September 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859292/exosomes-secreted-by-cardiomyocytes-subjected-to-ischaemia-promote-cardiac-angiogenesis
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Teresa M Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Tiago L Laundos, Rita Pereira-Carvalho, Daniela Batista-Almeida, Ricardo Pereira, Vanessa Coelho-Santos, Ana P Silva, Rosa Fernandes, Monica Zuzarte, Francisco J Enguita, Marina C Costa, Perpetua Pinto-do-Ó, Marta T Pinto, Pedro Gouveia, Lino Ferreira, Justin C Mason, Paulo Pereira, Brenda R Kwak, Diana S Nascimento, Henrique Girão
Aims: Myocardial infarction (MI) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and results from an obstruction in the blood supply to a region of the heart. In an attempt to replenish oxygen and nutrients to the deprived area, affected cells release signals to promote the development of new vessels and confer protection against MI. However, the mechanisms underlying the growth of new vessels in an ischaemic scenario remain poorly understood. Here, we show that cardiomyocytes subjected to ischaemia release exosomes that elicit an angiogenic response of endothelial cells (ECs)...
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844055/what-is-mr-spectroscopy
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Karen Angela Manias, Andrew Peet
(1)H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) is a novel advanced imaging technique used as an adjunct to MRI to reveal complementary non-invasive information about the biochemical composition of imaged tissue. Clinical uses in paediatrics include aiding diagnosis of brain tumours, neonatal disorders such as hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, inherited metabolic diseases, traumatic brain injury, demyelinating conditions and infectious brain lesions. MRS has potential to improve diagnosis and treatment monitoring of childhood brain tumours and other CNS diseases, facilitate biopsy and surgical planning, and provide prognostic biomarkers...
August 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842125/the-role-of-mir-214-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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Yanfang Zhao, Murugavel Ponnusamy, Lei Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Cuiyun Liu, Wanpeng Yu, Kun Wang, Peifeng Li
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death throughout the world. The increase in new patients every year leads to a demand for the identification of valid and novel prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical endogenous small noncoding RNAs that negatively modulate gene expression by regulating its translation. miRNAs are implicated in most physiological processes of the heart and in the pathological progression of cardiovascular diseases...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840975/cardioprotection-mediated-by-exosomes-is-impaired-in-the-setting-of-type-ii-diabetes-but-can-be-rescued-by-the-use-of-non-diabetic-exosomes-in-vitro
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Sean M Davidson, Jaime A Riquelme, Kaloyan Takov, Jose M Vicencio, Claire Boi-Doku, Vanessa Khoo, Christian Doreth, Dina Radenkovic, Sergio Lavandero, Derek M Yellon
Many patients with ischaemic heart disease also have diabetes. As myocardial infarction is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients, treatments that increase cell survival in response to ischaemia and reperfusion are needed. Exosomes-nano-sized, lipid vesicles released from cells-can protect the hearts of non-diabetic rats. We previously showed that exosomal HSP70 activates a cardioprotective signalling pathway in cardiomyocytes culminating in ERK1/2 and HSP27 phosphorylation. Here, we investigated whether the exosomal cardioprotective pathway remains intact in the setting of type II diabetes...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834227/hypoxia-induced-activin-a-diminishes-endothelial-cell-vasculogenic-activity
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Stephanie Merfeld-Clauss, Hongyan Lu, Xue Wu, Keith L March, Dmitry O Traktuev
Acute ischaemia causes a significant loss of blood vessels leading to deterioration of organ function. Multiple ischaemic conditions are associated with up-regulation of activin A, but its effect on endothelial cells (EC) in the context of hypoxia is understudied. This study evaluated the role of activin A in vasculogenesis in hypoxia. An in vitro vasculogenesis model, in which EC were cocultured with adipose stromal cells (ASC), was used. Incubation of cocultures at 0.5% oxygen led to decrease in EC survival and vessel density...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804861/trends-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-amenable-mortality-in-switzerland-with-international-comparisons
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Anita Feller, Kurt Schmidlin, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
BACKGROUND: Amenable mortality is a composite measure of deaths from conditions that might be avoided by timely and effective healthcare. It was developed as an indicator to study health care quality. METHODS: We calculated mortality rates for the population aged 0-74 years for the time-period 1996-2010 and the following groups of causes of death: amenable conditions, ischaemic heart diseases (IHD, defined as partly amenable) and remaining conditions. We compared the Swiss results with those published for 16 other high-income countries...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804120/mitochondrial-energetics-in-the-kidney
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REVIEW
Pallavi Bhargava, Rick G Schnellmann
The kidney requires a large number of mitochondria to remove waste from the blood and regulate fluid and electrolyte balance. Mitochondria provide the energy to drive these important functions and can adapt to different metabolic conditions through a number of signalling pathways (for example, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathways) that activate the transcriptional co-activator peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ co-activator 1α (PGC1α), and by balancing mitochondrial dynamics and energetics to maintain mitochondrial homeostasis...
October 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798316/the-proton-sensing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-t-cell-death-associated-gene-8-tdag8-shows-cardioprotective-effects-against-myocardial-infarction
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Akiomi Nagasaka, Chihiro Mogi, Hiroki Ono, Toshihide Nishi, Yuma Horii, Yuki Ohba, Koichi Sato, Michio Nakaya, Fumikazu Okajima, Hitoshi Kurose
Myocardial infarction (MI) is an ischaemic heart condition caused by the occlusion of coronary arteries. Following MI, lactic acid from anaerobic glycolysis increases and infiltrating immune cells produce severe inflammation, which leads to acidosis in the ischaemic heart. However, the physiological implication of this pH reduction remains largely unknown. T-cell death-associated gene 8 (TDAG8) is a proton-sensing G protein-coupled receptor found on cardiac macrophages that recognise increases in extracellular protons...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770888/spectrum-of-interstitial-lung-disease-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi
#20
Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Maryam Hassan, Talha Shahzad, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Huzaifa Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features and patterns of interstitial lung disease. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease from January 2005 to December 2015. All patients aged 16 years and above diagnosed with interstitial lung disease on the basis of clinical features, radiological features on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest, and lung biopsies were included...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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