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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042780/frequencies-of-circulating-b-and-t-lymphocytes-as-indicators-for-stroke-outcomes
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Yanling Wang, Jihong Liu, Xuemei Wang, Zongjian Liu, Fengwu Li, Fenghua Chen, Xiaokun Geng, Zhili Ji, Huishan Du, Xiaoming Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke has high mortality and morbidity. Biomarkers are required for to predict stroke outcomes, which could help clinicians to provide rationale approaches for patient management. The dynamic changes in circulating immune cells have been reported in stroke patients and animal models of stroke. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore biomarkers to predict stroke outcomes by investigating the relationship between the frequencies of circulating immune cells and stroke outcomes...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042430/ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-heterogeneity-across-event-subtypes-and-mediating-effect-of-blood-biomarkers-the-prime-study
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Bamba Gaye, Muriel Tafflet, Dominique Arveiler, Michèle Montaye, Aline Wagner, Jean-Bernard Ruidavets, Frank Kee, Alun Evans, Philippe Amouyel, Jean Ferrieres, Jean-Philippe Empana
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the association between baseline cardiovascular health (CVH) and incident cardiovascular disease differs according to coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke subtypes, and to assess the mediating effect of inflammatory and hemostatic blood biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: The association of ideal CVH with outcomes was derived in 9312 middle-aged men from Northern Ireland and France (whole cohort) in multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032752/association-between-apolipoproteins-ai-and-b-and-ultrasound-indicators-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Zeljko Zivanovic, Ivana Divjak, Mirjana Jovicevic, Tamara Rabi-Zikic, Biljana Radovanovic, Svetlana Ruzicka-Kaloci, Djordje Stevan Popovic, Edita Stokic, Ksenija Gebauer-Bukurov, Katarina Zivanovic-Vujcic, Petar Slankamenac
BACKGROUND: Apolipoproteins A-I and B (apoA-I and apoB) may be better indicators of the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases than conventional risk factors (RFs). The onset of ischemic stroke (IS) may be preceded by the development of atherosclerotic changes in carotid arteries, which can be detected by ultrasound. Only a certain % of patients with IS have an (underlying) carotid etiology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the association between ultrasound indicators of carotid atherosclerosis and the presence of apolipoproteins and other biomarkers in patients with IS...
October 10, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991604/comparisons-of-cardiometabolic-biomarkers-lifestyle-behaviors-and-dietary-sodium-and-potassium-intake-in-a-representative-sample-of-korean-adults-with-and-without-cardio-cerebrovascular-diseases
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JinShil Kim, Eunok Park
PURPOSE: To compare the cardiometabolic condition of obesity, blood pressure (BP), cholesterol, dietary sodium and potassium intake, and lifestyle behaviors of persons with cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, with those who are disease-free in Korea. METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted using a representative sample of Korean adults. RESULTS: Of 10,906 Korean adults (mean age 43.12 ± 0.24 years, women 50.4%), 9,074 were disease-free and 1,520 had hypertension, 137 stroke, and 175 ischemic heart disease...
September 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990089/kinin-b1-receptor-as-a-novel-prognostic-progression-biomarker-for-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Tiantian Liu, Hengfang Liu, Li Feng, Bo Xiao
Stroke caused by atherosclerosis remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, associated with carotid plaque rupture and inflammation progression. However, the inflammatory biomarkers which aid in predicting the future course of plaques are less detailed. The present study investigated the association between plaque vulnerable and inflammatory biomarkers using blood and plaque specimens. Carotid plaque specimens were obtained from 80 patients following stroke, 14 patients suffering from transient ischaemic attack and 17 asymptomatic patients that underwent carotid endarterectomy...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988828/epigenetics-and-cardiovascular-regenerative-medicine-in-the-elderly
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Sarah Costantino, Giovanni G Camici, Shafeeq Ahmed Mohammed, Massimo Volpe, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Paneni
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a recognized age-dependent condition whose incidence is set to increase due to the gradual aging of the population. Moreover, ischemic cardiovascular diseases (i.e. stroke, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia) requiring blood vessel growth are associated with a worse outcome in elderly patients. Therefore, understanding the molecular cues regulating the vascular repair process is of paramount importance to prevent undesirable cardiovascular complications in this setting...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982331/plasma-exosomal-mir-422a-and-mir-125b-2-3p-serve-as-biomarkers-for-ischemic-stroke
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Dong-Bin Li, Jing-Li Liu, Wei Wang, Ru-Ying Li, Dong-Ju Yu, Xiao-Yan Lan, Jin-Pin Li
BACKGROUND: MircroRNA (MiRNA) levels are associated with disease pathophysiology and are high in plasma exosomes. Plasma exosomal miRNAs serve as potential therapeutic targets and diagnosis biomarkers in some diseases but few studies have examined them in ischemic stroke (IS). Therefore, we explored the potential predictive value of plasma exosomal miR-422a and miR-125b-2-3p in different IS phases (acute and subacute phases). METHODS: Fifty-five IS patients and 25 age and sex matched healthy controls were recruited...
October 5, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982330/potential-biomarkers-with-plasma-cortisol-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nitrites-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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S Casas, A F Perez, M Mattiazzi, J Lopez, A Folgueira, G M Gargiulo-Monachelli, M C Gonzalez Deniselle, A F De Nicola
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) represents an economic challenge for health systems all over the globe. Changes of neuroactive steroids have been found in different neurological diseases. We have previously demonstrated that old patients with AIS show changes of plasma cortisol and estradiol concentrations, in that increased steroid levels are associated with a deterioration of neurological status and a worse cognitive decline. OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed in patients with AIS if changes of behavior, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nitrites (NO-2) bear a relationship with the degree of hypercortisolism...
October 5, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950166/leukocyte-telomere-length-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-african-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Stanford Mwasongwe, Yan Gao, Michael Griswold, James G Wilson, Abraham Aviv, Alexander P Reiner, Laura M Raffield
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In European descent populations, shorter leukocyte telomere length (LTL) has been associated with subclinical atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality, while longer LTL has been associated with greater left ventricular hypertrophy. We evaluated the relationship of LTL with subclinical cardiovascular disease indices and incident clinical events and mortality in African Americans (AAs). METHODS: Analyses were restricted to 2518 participants of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS) with LTL measured by Southern blot in baseline blood samples...
September 15, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931617/normobaric-hyperoxia-reduces-blood-occludin-fragments-in-rats-and-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Shuhai Shi, Zhifeng Qi, Qingfeng Ma, Rong Pan, Graham S Timmins, Yongmei Zhao, Wenjuan Shi, Yunzhou Zhang, Xunming Ji, Ke Jian Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Damage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) increases the incidence of neurovascular complications, especially for cerebral hemorrhage after tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator) therapy. Currently, there is no effective method to evaluate the extent of BBB damage to guide tPA use. Herein, we investigated whether blood levels of tight junction proteins could serve as biomarker of BBB damages in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in both rats and patients. We examined whether this biomarker could reflect the extent of BBB permeability during cerebral ischemia/reperfusion and the effects of normobaric hyperoxia (NBO) on BBB damage...
October 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892656/plasma-let-7i-and-mir-15a-expression-are-associated-with-the-effect-of-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Wei Xiang, Canhui Tian, Jingru Lin, Xiaohui Wu, Guanlai Pang, Liang Zhou, Suyue Pan, Zhen Deng
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported as diagnosis biomarkers and predictors in acute ischemic stroke (AIS). However, how the expression of circulating miRNAs changes after recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) treatment in AIS patients is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression of circulating miRNAs in AIS patients receiving rt-PA treatment and those not receiving it. METHODS: Blood samples were collected 24h after onset from 40 AIS patients receiving rt-PA treatment and 46 AIS patients (admission at 8-24h of onset) not receiving rt-PA treatment...
September 5, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875333/circulating-pro-angiogenic-and-anti-angiogenic-microrna-expressions-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-their-association-with-disease-severity
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Fuqiang Jin, Jie Xing
The main objectives of this study are to evaluate 28 selected pro-angiogenic and anti-angiogenic microRNA (miRNA) expressions in plasma of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients and controls and to assess the correlations of these miRNAs with risk and severity of AIS. In the exploring stage, 10 AIS patients and 10 controls with vascular risk factors were enrolled. And in the validating stage, 106 AIS patients and 110 controls with the same eligibility were recruited. Blood samples were collected from participants within 24 h post the onset of symptoms, and plasma levels of miRNAs were evaluated by the qPCR method...
November 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854881/neurogranin-and-tau-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Ann De Vos, Maria Bjerke, Raf Brouns, Naomi De Roeck, Dirk Jacobs, Lien Van den Abbeele, Kaat Guldolf, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Sebastiaan Engelborghs, Eugeen Vanmechelen
BACKGROUND: While neurogranin has no value as plasma biomarker for Alzheimer's disease, it may be a potential blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury. This evokes the question whether there are changes in neurogranin levels in blood in other conditions of brain injury, such as acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We therefore explored neurogranin in paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)/plasma samples of AIS patients (n = 50) from a well-described prospective study...
August 30, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846725/elevated-plasma-homocysteine-upon-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-with-increased-long-term-mortality-in-women
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Ioanna Markaki, Stefanos Klironomos, Konstantinos Kostulas, Christina Sjostrand
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death worldwide, despite preventive and therapeutic advances during the last twenty years. Blood-borne biomarkers have been studied in association to short- and long-term outcome, in order to investigate possible modifiable predictors of disability and death. Increased homocysteine has been associated with increased vascular risk and unfavorable outcome, but homocysteine lowering treatment has not consistently been successful in risk reduction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840579/the-role-of-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-evaluating-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Fei Li, Qian-Xue Chen, Shou-Gui Xiang, Shi-Zhun Yuan, Xi-Zhen Xu
A prognostic biomarker that can provide a good prediction of prognosis in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) would be beneficial in guiding the initial management decisions in the setting of ICH. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a biomarker of prognosis in patients with cardiovascular disease and ischemic stroke. However, the prognostic role of NT-proBNP in patients with spontaneous ICH is still a controversial issue. This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in patients with spontaneous ICH...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814097/prominent-deep-medullary-veins-a-predictive-biomarker-for-stroke-risk-from-transient-ischemic-attack
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Yang Duan, Zhihua Xu, Hongyi Li, Xiaonan Cai, Cancan Chang, Benqiang Yang
Background Deep medullary veins (DMVs) are a biomarker of severity and prognosis in patients with acute cerebral infarction. However, their clinical significance remains unclear in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA). Purpose To determine whether prominent deep medullary veins (PDMVs) are a predictive biomarker for stroke risk after TIA. Material and Methods Clinical and imaging data of 49 patients with TIA and 49 sex- and age-matched controls were studied. PDMVs were defined as DMVs with a score of 3 (TDMVs) or asymmetric DMVs (ADMVs), and the relationship between PDMVs and clinical features was analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796845/improved-early-risk-stratification-of-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-using-a-combination-of-serum-soluble-st2-and-nt-probnp
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Jongwook Yu, Pyung Chun Oh, Minsu Kim, Jeonggeun Moon, Yae Min Park, Kyounghoon Lee, Soon Yong Suh, Seung Hwan Han, Kyunghee Byun, Taehoon Ahn, Woong Chol Kang
BACKGROUND: Although soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) in serum is known to be associated with ischemic heart disease and heart failure, data regarding its prognostic impact in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is limited. We evaluated the prognostic impacts of serum sST2 and other serum biomarkers in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: Consecutive all 323 patients with STEMI that underwent primary PCI were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771209/point-of-care-testing-in-acute-stroke-management-an-unmet-need-ripe-for-technological-harvest
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REVIEW
Dorin Harpaz, Evgeni Eltzov, Raymond C S Seet, Robert S Marks, Alfred I Y Tok
Stroke, the second highest leading cause of death, is caused by an abrupt interruption of blood to the brain. Supply of blood needs to be promptly restored to salvage brain tissues from irreversible neuronal death. Existing assessment of stroke patients is based largely on detailed clinical evaluation that is complemented by neuroimaging methods. However, emerging data point to the potential use of blood-derived biomarkers in aiding clinical decision-making especially in the diagnosis of ischemic stroke, triaging patients for acute reperfusion therapies, and in informing stroke mechanisms and prognosis...
August 3, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758524/transit-time-homogenization-in-ischemic-stroke-a-novel-biomarker-of-penumbral-microvascular-failure
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Thorbjørn S Engedal, Niels Hjort, Kristina D Hougaard, Claus Z Simonsen, Grethe Andersen, Irene Klærke Mikkelsen, Jens K Boldsen, Simon F Eskildsen, Mikkel B Hansen, Hugo Angleys, Sune N Jespersen, Salvador Pedraza, Tae H Cho, Joaquín Serena, Susanne Siemonsen, Götz Thomalla, Norbert Nighoghossian, Jens Fiehler, Kim Mouridsen, Leif Østergaard
Cerebral ischemia causes widespread capillary no-flow in animal studies. The extent of microvascular impairment in human stroke, however, is unclear. We examined how acute intra-voxel transit time characteristics and subsequent recanalization affect tissue outcome on follow-up MRI in a historic cohort of 126 acute ischemic stroke patients. Based on perfusion-weighted MRI data, we characterized voxel-wise transit times in terms of their mean transit time (MTT), standard deviation (capillary transit time heterogeneity - CTH), and the CTH:MTT ratio (relative transit time heterogeneity), which is expected to remain constant during changes in perfusion pressure in a microvasculature consisting of passive, compliant vessels...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729134/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-levels-in-serum-from-patients-with-acute-intracerebral-hemorrhage-potential-contribution-to-prognosis
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Qun Lin, Jian-Yong Cai, Chuan Lu, Jun Sun, Hua-Jun Ba, Mao-Hua Chen, Xian-Dong Chen, Jun-Xia Dai, Jian-Hu Lin
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) pathophysiology involves inflammation. Macrophage migration inhibition factor (MIF), a pro-inflammatory cytokine, is related to prognosis of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate whether serum MIF levels are associated with severity and outcomes in patients with acute ICH. METHODS: We enrolled a total of 120 consecutive ICH patients and 120 healthy controls and sampled blood on admission and at study entry respectively...
July 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
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