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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340889/quantification-of-myocardial-perfusion-defect-size-in-rats-comparison-between-quantitative-perfusion-spect-and-autoradiography
#1
Hiroshi Wakabayashi, Junichi Taki, Anri Inaki, Tomo Hiromasa, Koichi Okuda, Takayuki Shibutani, Kazuhiro Shiba, Seigo Kinuya
PURPOSE: Ultra-high resolution single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) system, using multiple pinhole collimators, has been applied to the imaging of small rodents. We aimed to compare the myocardial infarction (MI) area on quantitative perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (QPS; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA) with that on high-resolution autoradiography in rat model to determine the accuracy of perfusion defect measurement by QPS. PROCEDURES: After thoracotomy, rats (n = 9) had their left coronary arteries occluded and reperfused before injection with 185 MBq [99mTc] methoxyisobutylisonitrile ([99mTc]MIBI) for SPECT and autoradiography...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339198/cd90-cardiac-fibroblasts-reduce-fibrosis-of-acute-myocardial-injury-in-rats
#2
Yuqiao Chang, Cixia Li, Yangyang Jia, Peng Chen, Yonglong Guo, Airong Li, Zhikun Guo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the differentiation tendency of CD90+ cardiac fibroblast (CFs) into cardiomyogenic cells in vitro and repair functions in acute myocardial infarction rats. METHODS: CD90+ subpopulation was sorted from rat CFs by flow cytometry. 10 μmoL/L of 5-Azacytosine (5-aza) was used to induce differentiation of CFs into cardiomyogenic cells. An acute myocardial infarction model was prepared by ligation of the rat left anterior descending coronary artery...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338983/dipyridamole-plus-triflusal-versus-triflusal-alone-in-infarct-reduction-after-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
#3
Zareen Amtul, Wasimul Haque, David F Cechetto
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The objective of this work is to study the dose-dependent effect of combination therapy with dipyridamole and triflusal over that of triflusal alone on infarct size after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) ischemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were subjected to a permanent MCAO in the right hemisphere. Rats received triflusal alone and with dipyridamole via oral route. Three days after surgery, infarct volumes were measured...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337240/prevention-of-the-severity-of-post-ischemic-inflammation-and-brain-damage-by-simultaneous-knockdown-of-toll-like-receptors-2-and-4
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Koteswara Rao Nalamolu, Nathan J Smith, Bharath Chelluboina, Jeffrey D Klopfenstein, David M Pinson, David Z Wang, Raghu Vemuganti, Krishna Kumar Veeravalli
Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) and TLR4 belong to a family of highly conserved pattern recognition receptors and are well-known upstream sensors of signaling pathways of innate immunity. TLR2 and TLR4 upregulation is thought to be associated with poor outcome in stroke patients. We currently show that transient focal ischemia in adult rats induces TLR2 and TLR4 expression within hours and shRNA-mediated knockdown of TLR2 and TLR4 alone and in combination decreases the infarct size and swelling. We further show that TLR2 and TLR4 knockdown also prevented the induction of their downstream signaling molecules MyD88, IRAK1, and NFκB p65 as well as the pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, and TNFα...
January 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335619/cytokine-mif-enhances-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-impact-for-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke
#5
Yu-Chuan Liu, Yung-Hsu Tsai, Sung-Chun Tang, Houng-Chi Liou, Kai-Hsiang Kang, Horng-Huei Liou, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Wen-Mei Fu
Ischemic stroke is a devastating disease with limited therapeutic options. It is very urgent to find a new target for drug development. Here we found that the blood level of MIF in ischemic stroke patients is upregulated. To figure out the pathological role of MIF in ischemic stroke, both in vitro and in vivo studies were conducted. For in vitro studies, primary cortical neuron cultures and adult rat brain endothelial cells (ARBECs) were subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)/reoxygenation. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) rodent models were used for in vivo studies...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335483/pilot-study-to-assess-visualization-and-therapy-of-inflammatory-mechanisms-after-vessel-reopening-in-a-mouse-stroke-model
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Ebba Beller, Laura Reuter, Anne Kluge, Christine Preibisch, Ute Lindauer, Alexei Bogdanov, Friederike Lämmer, Claire Delbridge, Kaspar Matiasek, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Tobias Boeckh-Behrens, Claus Zimmer, Alexandra S Gersing
After reperfusion therapy in stroke patients secondary inflammatory processes may increase cerebral damage. In this pilot study, effects of anti-inflammatory therapy were assessed in a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) mouse model after reperfusion. 1 hour after MCAO, the artery was reopened and tacrolimus or NaCl were administered intra-arterially. Perfusion-weighted (PWI) and diffusion-weighted images (DWI) were obtained by MRI during MCAO. DWI, T2- and T1-weighted images with and without Bis-5HT-DTPA administration were obtained 24 hours after MCAO...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335333/predictors-of-in-hospital-death-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-analysis-of-a-nationwide-database-swiss-sos-swiss-study-on-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Martin Nikolaus Stienens, Menno Germans, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Marian C Neidert, Christian Fung, David Bervini, Daniel Zumofen, Michel Röthlisberger, Serge Marbacher, Rodolfo Maduri, Thomas Robert, Martin A Seule, Philippe Bijlenga, Karl Schaller, Javier Fandino, Nicolas R Smoll, Nicolai Maldaner, Sina Finkenstädt, Giuseppe Esposito, Bawarjan Schatlo, Emanuela Keller, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To identify predictors of in-hospital mortality in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and to estimate their impact. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospective data from a nationwide multicenter registry on all aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage cases admitted to a tertiary neurosurgical department in Switzerland (Swiss SOS [Swiss Study on Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage]; 2009-2015). Both clinical and radiological independent predictors of in-hospital mortality were identified, and their effect size was determined by calculating adjusted odds ratios (aORs) using multivariate logistic regression...
January 15, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332564/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-intracerebral-haemorrhagic-stroke
#8
Gloria Bedini, Anna Bersano, Elisa R Zanier, Francesca Pischiutta, Eugenio A Parati
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a relatively common fatal disease, with an overall global incidence estimated at 24.6 per 100,000 person-years. Given the high degree of morbidity and mortality associated with ICH, therapies that may have neuroprotective effects are of increasing interest to clinicians. In this last context, cell therapies offer the promise of improving the disease course which cannot be addressed adequately by existing treatments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to evaluate the protective effects and molecular mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on haemorrhagic brain following ICH...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332028/possible-erythrocyte-contributions-to-and-exacerbation-of-the-post-thrombolytic-no-reflow-phenomenon
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Shang-Jen Yu, James P Buerck, Edgar A O'Rear, Thomas L Whitsett
BACKGROUND: Reperfusion injury often occurs with therapeutic intervention addressing the arterial occlusions causing acute myocardial infarction and stroke. The no-reflow phenomenon has been ascribed to leukocyte plugging and blood vessel constriction in the microcirculation. OBJECTIVE: To assess possible red cell contributions to post thrombolytic no-reflow phenomenon. METHODS: Blood clots were formed by recalcifying 1 ml of citrated fresh human venous blood and then lysed by adding 1,000 units of streptokinase (SK) at several intervals within 1 hour...
January 11, 2018: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330085/inflammation-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-multiple-players-dynamic-roles-and-novel-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Sang-Bing Ong, Sauri Hernández-Reséndiz, Gustavo E Crespo-Avilan, Regina T Mukhametshina, Xiu-Yi Kwek, Hector A Cabrera-Fuentes, Derek J Hausenloy
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and the heart failure that often follows, are major causes of death and disability worldwide. As such, new therapies are required to limit myocardial infarct (MI) size, prevent adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling, and reduce the onset of heart failure following AMI. The inflammatory response to AMI, plays a critical role in determining MI size, and a persistent pro-inflammatory reaction can contribute to adverse post-MI LV remodeling, making inflammation an important therapeutic target for improving outcomes following AMI...
January 9, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329279/diosgenin-protects-rats-from-myocardial-inflammatory-injury-induced-by-ischemia-reperfusion
#11
Hong-Wei Wang, Hua-Jin Liu, Hua Cao, Zeng-Yong Qiao, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND Diosgenin, a phytosteroid sapogenin, has anti-inflammatory properties shown to reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI). However, the specific mechanism by which this is achieved is not clear. This study investigated the protective effects of diosgenin on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and the potential anti-inflammatory mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Healthy adult male SD rats, body weight (b.w.) 250-280 g, were used to model ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and were administered diosgenin (50 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg b...
January 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328478/arctigenin-exerts-protective-effects-against-myocardial-infarction-via-regulation-of-inos-cox%C3%A2-2-erk1-2-and-ho%C3%A2-1-in-rats
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Yanmin Zhang, Yong Yang
The present study aimed to determine the protective effects of arctigenin against myocardial infarction (MI), and its effects on oxidative stress and inflammation in rats. Left anterior coronary arteries of Sprague‑Dawley rats were ligated, in order to generate an acute MI (AMI) model. Arctigenin was administered to AMI rats at 0, 50, 100 or 200 µmol/kg. Western blotting and ELISAs were performed to analyze protein expression and enzyme activity. Arctigenin was demonstrated to effectively inhibit the levels of alanine transaminase, creatine kinase‑MB and lactate dehydrogenase, and to reduce infarct size in AMI rats...
January 10, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325945/impact-of-right-sided-aneurysm-rupture-status-and-size-of-aneurysm-on-perforator-infarction-following-microsurgical-clipping-of-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-with-a-distal-transsylvian-approach
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Jun Tanabe, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Junta Moroi, Yoshinori Sakata, Hiromu Hadeishi
BACKGROUND: Posterior communicating artery (PCoA) aneurysms are among the most common aneurysms. Because blockage of the PCoA and perforators can cause adverse outcomes, occlusion of these arteries by surgical clipping should be avoided. The impact of factors on PCoA perforator infarction when using a distal transsylvian approach for PCoA aneurysms was examined. METHODS: A total of 183 patients underwent PCoA aneurysm clipping, excluding application of fenestrated clips...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325368/-the-effects-and-related-mechanism-of-salvianolate-on-rats-with-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
R C Yue, X L Yang, R Y Zhang, S Liu, J Liu, J Zeng, H Liang, W Wang, H X Hu, C Y Zeng
Objective: To investigate the effect and related mechanism of salvianolate on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. Methods: Thirty-six adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups (n=12 each) using random number table method: control group (coronary artery was not ligated) , I/R group (myocardial I/R model was established by ligation and opening of left anterior descending coronary artery) , and salvianolate+I/R group (5 mg/kg of salvianolate was injected through the tail vein at the time of reperfusion) ...
December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
#15
REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321336/neuroimaging-identifies-patients-most-likely-to-respond-to-a-restorative-stroke-therapy
#16
Jessica M Cassidy, George Tran, Erin B Quinlan, Steven C Cramer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patient heterogeneity reduces statistical power in clinical trials of restorative therapies. Valid predictors of treatment responsiveness are needed, and several have been studied with a focus on corticospinal tract (CST) injury. We studied performance of 4 such measures for predicting behavioral gains in response to motor training therapy. METHODS: Patients with subacute-chronic hemiparetic stroke (n=47) received standardized arm motor therapy, and change in arm Fugl-Meyer score was calculated from baseline to 1 month post-therapy...
January 10, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320889/the-cardiovascular-effect-of-incretin-based-therapies-among-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#17
Shanshan Wu, Andrea Cipriani, Zhirong Yang, Jun Yang, Ting Cai, Yang Xu, Xiaochi Quan, Yuan Zhang, Sanbao Chai, Feng Sun, Siyan Zhan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the comparative cardiovascular safety of incretin-based therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library and www.clinicaltrials.gov were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with duration≥12 weeks. Network meta-analysis was performed, followed by subgroup analysis and meta-regression. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system was used to assess the quality of evidence...
January 10, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319132/evaluation-of-changes-in-perfusion-defect-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function-using-tc-99m-tetrofosmin-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-over-3-month-period-in-patients-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-angioplasty
#18
Anil Kumar Avs, P G Kumar, Ajay Swami, Yiteedra Dinker
BACKGROUND: After a primary transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) following AMI (acute myocardial infarction), the perfusion defect and LV (left ventricular) function recover/change over a period of time. The analysis immediately after the procedure may not be true depiction of the exact success of the procedure. There is varying and scanty information available on the natural course of changes in these parameters after a successful PTCA. We hypothesized that majority of change occurs at 3-4 month period...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318850/-effect-of-moxibustion-preconditioning-with-seed-sized-moxa-cones-on-myocardial-infarction-size-and-beclin-1-expression-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-rats
#19
Hua Bai, Sheng-Feng Lu, Wan-Ying Chen, Ze-Hao Zhong, Yi-Huang Gu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of moxibustion (Moxi) preconditioning with seed-sized moxa cones on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MI/RI) at different stages, and to analyze the correlation between this effect and the expression of autophagy related protein Beclin 1. METHODS: This study contains two parts: 1) changes of myocardial pathological injury and percentages of myocardial infarcted area at different time-points after modeling and Moxi intervention, and 2) effect of Moxi on contents of serum cardiac troponin T(cTnT) and expression of myocardial Bcl-2, Bax and Beclin 1 proteins...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317977/stemi-due-to-big-ostial-left-main-thrombus-extending-into-aorta-challenging-situation-with-no-clear-guidelines
#20
Mohammady Shahin, Oliver Gaemperli, Patrick Siegrist, Jasmina Alibegovic
Extensive left main (LM) coronary artery thrombus is a rare and life-threatening angiographic finding with usual dramatic clinical presentation including hemodynamic instability and sudden cardiac death. The proper management of a big LM thrombus extending into aorta remains a challenging issue with no clear guidelines. In the following case report we present a 45-year-old patient with no apparent risk factors for coronary artery disease who presented with acute infero-lateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
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