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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928115/rice-bran-extract-reduces-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-post-menopausal-vietnamese-women
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Bui Thi Nhung, Le Danh Tuyen, Vu Anh Linh, Nguyen Do Van Anh, Tran Thuy Nga, Vu Thi Minh Thuc, Kei Yui, Yukihiko Ito, Yuri Nakashima, Shigeru Yamamoto
We investigated whether pre-germinated brown rice bran extract containing acylated steryl glucosides (PSG) reduces the risk of atherosclerosis in post-menopausal Vietnamese women. A total of 60 post-menopausal Vietnamese women (45-65 y old) with high LDL cholesterol levels (over 140 mg/dL) were randomly divided into PSG (n=30) and placebo (n=30) groups. The subjects in the PSG group were assigned a daily intake of 6 capsules containing 50 mg PSG, and the subjects in the placebo group were assigned a daily intake of 6 capsules containing corn oil for 6 mo...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923974/acute-vascular-effects-of-carbonated-warm-water-lower-leg-immersion-in-healthy-young-adults
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Shigehiko Ogoh, Ryohei Nagaoka, Takamasa Mizuno, Shohei Kimura, Yasuhiro Shidahara, Tomomi Ishii, Michinari Kudoh, Erika Iwamoto
Endothelial dysfunction is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity; however, this dysfunction may be ameliorated by several therapies. For example, it has been reported that heat-induced increases in blood flow and shear stress enhance endothelium-mediated vasodilator function. Under these backgrounds, we expect that carbon dioxide (CO2)-rich water-induced increase in skin blood flow improves endothelium-mediated vasodilation with less heat stress. To test our hypothesis, we measured flow-mediated dilation (FMD) before and after acute immersion of the lower legs and feet in mild warm (38°C) normal or CO2-rich tap water (1000 ppm) for 20 min in 12 subjects...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917386/transmission-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-during-the-incubation-period-in-pigs
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Carolina Stenfeldt, Juan M Pacheco, Barbara P Brito, Karla I Moreno-Torres, Matt A Branan, Amy H Delgado, Luis L Rodriguez, Jonathan Arzt
Understanding the quantitative characteristics of a pathogen's capability to transmit during distinct phases of infection is important to enable accurate predictions of the spread and impact of a disease outbreak. In the current investigation, the potential for transmission of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) during the incubation (preclinical) period of infection was investigated in seven groups of pigs that were sequentially exposed to a group of donor pigs that were infected by simulated-natural inoculation...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915406/a-new-era-for-drinking-epidemiological-evidence-on-adolescent-male-female-differences-in-drinking-incidence-in-the-united-states-and-europe
#4
Hui G Cheng, James C Anthony
PURPOSE: We seek answers to three questions about adolescent risk of starting to drink alcoholic beverages: (1) in new United States (US) data, can we reproduce a recently discovered female excess risk? (2) has a female excess risk emerged in European countries? and (3) might the size of country-level female-male differences (FMD) be influenced by macro-level gender equality and development processes? METHODS: Estimates are from US and European surveys of adolescents, 2010-2014...
December 3, 2016: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915246/neutrophil-dependent-pentraxin-3-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production-modulate-endothelial-dysfunction-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Maria Pia dell'Oglio, Simona Simone, Marco Ciccone, Roberto Corciulo, Michele Gesualdo, Annapaola Zito, Francesca Cortese, Giuseppe Castellano, Margherita Gigante, Loreto Gesualdo, Giuseppe Grandaliano, Giovanni Battista Pertosa
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate neutrophil activation and its role in long pentraxin-3 (PTX3) release and oxidative stress generation during haemodialysis (HD) and to correlate neutrophil PTX3 and oxidant expression with endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: Forty-seven uraemic patients on stable HD, 12 healthy subjects and 15 patients with congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association classes III and IV) were enrolled. Neutrophil PTX3 protein expression was evaluated by confocal microscopy...
December 3, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913700/clinical-decision-making-in-functional-and-hyperkinetic-movement-disorders
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Sandra M A van der Salm, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar, Daniëlle C Cath, Rob J de Haan, Johannes H T M Koelman, Marina A J Tijssen
OBJECTIVE: Functional or psychogenic movement disorders (FMD) present a diagnostic challenge. To diagnose FMD, clinicians must have experience with signs typical of FMD and distinguishing features from other hyperkinetic disorders. The aim of this study was to clarify the decision-making process of expert clinicians while diagnosing FMD, myoclonus, and tics. METHODS: Thirty-nine movement disorders experts rated 60 patients using a standardized web-based survey resembling clinical practice...
December 2, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909229/vascular-function-and-endothelin-1-tipping-the-balance-between-vasodilation-and-vasoconstriction
#7
Steven K Nishiyama, Jia Zhao, D Walter Wray, Russell S Richardson
Endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor secreted by vascular endothelial cells, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of numerous cardiovascular diseases, yet the direct impact of ET-1 on vascular function remains unclear. Therefore, in seven young (23 ± 1 years) healthy subjects, we investigated the effect of an intra-arterial infusion of ET-1 on reactive hyperemia (RH) and flow-mediated dilation (FMD) in the popliteal artery following 5-min of suprasystolic cuff occlusion. ET-1 infusion significantly attenuated basal leg blood flow (Control: 62 ± 4 ml/min, ET-1: 47 ± 9 ml/min), RH (area-under-curve, AUC) (Control: 162 ± 15 ml, ET-1: 104 ± 16 ml), and peak RH (Control: 572 ± 51 ml/min, ET-1: 412 ± 32 ml/min) (P < 0...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899529/short-term-effects-of-trans-fatty-acids-from-ruminant-and-industrial-sources-on-surrogate-markers-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-healthy-men-and-women-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Thomas Radtke, Alexandra Schmid, Anja Trepp, Frieda Dähler, Michael Coslovsky, Prisca Eser, Matthias Wilhelm, Hugo Saner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine short-term effects of trans fatty acid (TFA) intake from ruminant and industrial sources on surrogate markers of cardiovascular risk in the context of a balanced diet with 30-36% of daily energy from fat. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind, parallel-design study. METHODS: In this study, 142 healthy volunteers aged 45 to 69 years were randomly allocated to three different diets: either a diet enriched with 2% of daily energy intake from ruminant TFA (rTFA) or with industrial TFA (iTFA), or a diet without TFA (wTFA), for a duration of four weeks...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899079/vasopressin-related-copeptin-is-a-novel-predictor-of-early-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-adult-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Ismail Kocyigit, Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, Ozkan Gungor, Eray Eroglu, Aydin Unal, Ozcan Orscelik, Bulent Tokgoz, Murat Sipahioglu, Ahmet Sen, Juan Jesús Carrero, Oktay Oymak, Jonas Axelsson
BACKGROUND: In this study, we examined the relative usefulness of serum copeptin levels as a surrogate marker of vasopressin (AVP) in adult polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) by correlating it with baseline and longitudinal changes in markers of both renal function and common CVD manifestations (hypertensive vascular disease, atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction) that accompany the progression of this disease. METHODS: We studied a cohort of young and otherwise healthy ADPKD patients (n = 235) and measured cardiovascular function using flow-mediation dilatation (FMD), carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), as well as serum copeptin (commercial ELISA, a stable marker of AVP activity)...
November 30, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894355/generation-of-mabs-to-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotype-a-and-application-in-a-competitive-elisa-for-serodiagnosis
#10
Ming Yang, Wanhong Xu, Hilary Bittner, Jacquelyn Horsington, Wilna Vosloo, Melissa Goolia, Diana Lusansky, Charles Nfon
BACKGROUND: Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an economically devastating disease that severely limits international trade of animals. Of the seven FMD virus (FMDV) serotypes, serotype A is one of the most widespread cross the world. Currently antibodies to FMDV are detected in animals using the virus neutralization test (VNT) and the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The VNT is laborious, time-consuming and reliant on live virus and cell cultures, while ELISA has the advantage of using inactivated antigens and often provides more reproducible results...
November 28, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894299/evolutionary-phylodynamics-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-serotypes-o-and-a-circulating-in-vietnam
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Van Phan Le, Thi Thu Hang Vu, Hong-Quan Duong, Van Thai Than, Daesub Song
BACKGROUND: Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is one of the highest risk factors that affects the animal industry of the country. The virus causes production loss and high ratio mortality in young cloven-hoofed animals in Vietnam. The VP1 coding gene of 80 FMDV samples (66 samples of the serotype O and 14 samples of the serotype A) collected from endemic outbreaks during 2006-2014 were analyzed to investigate their phylogeny and genetic relationship with other available FMDVs globally...
November 29, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893465/accelerated-resolution-of-inflammation-underlies-sex-differences-in-inflammatory-responses-in-humans
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Krishnaraj S Rathod, Vikas Kapil, Shanti Velmurugan, Rayomand S Khambata, Umme Siddique, Saima Khan, Sven Van Eijl, Lorna C Gee, Jascharanpreet Bansal, Kavi Pitrola, Christopher Shaw, Fulvio D'Acquisto, Romain A Colas, Federica Marelli-Berg, Jesmond Dalli, Amrita Ahluwalia
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease occurs at lower incidence in premenopausal females compared with age-matched males. This variation may be linked to sex differences in inflammation. We prospectively investigated whether inflammation and components of the inflammatory response are altered in females compared with males. METHODS: We performed 2 clinical studies in healthy volunteers. In 12 men and 12 women, we assessed systemic inflammatory markers and vascular function using brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891375/flow-mediated-dilatation-carotid-intima-media-thickness-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-and-pulse-pressure-in-young-male-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-in-india
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Nikhil Gupta, Subhash Giri, Vinita Rathi, Gajender Singh Ranga
INTRODUCTION: Due to increase in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) at a younger age, we should try to diagnose atherosclerotic process and population at risk, at the earliest. Flow Mediated Dilatation (FMD), Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) and Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index (ABI) are probable markers for early atherosclerosis and may be useful in coronary risk stratification. AIM: To compare and correlate the FMD, CIMT, ABI and Pulse Pressure (PP) in young male patients of Myocardial Infarction (MI) with age and sex matched healthy controls...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889551/endothelial-dysfunction-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-survivors
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Paola Giordano, Paola Muggeo, Maurizio Delvecchio, Santa Carbonara, Alberto Romano, Maria Altomare, Gabriella Ricci, Federica Valente, Annapaola Zito, Pietro Scicchitano, Luciano Cavallo, Marco Matteo Ciccone, Nicola Santoro, Maria Felicia Faienza
BACKGROUND: Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors have increased risk of obesity, metabolic alterations and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Vascular endothelial function has been studied in adult cancers. Limited data exist regarding CVD risk factors among childhood ALL survivors. We aimed to assess endothelial function, metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in young survivors of childhood ALL. METHODS: Auxological parameters, blood pressure, glucose, lipid profile, hemostatic markers (total adiponectin and high-molecular-weight subfraction, endothelin-1, von Willebrand factor antigen, thrombin-antithrombin complex, D-dimers, fibrinogen), high sensitive C-reactive protein and ultrasound parameters of endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation-FMD, common carotid intima-media thickness-C-IMT, and antero-posterior diameter of infra-renal abdominal aorta-APAO) were assessed in 52 ALL survivors and 34 sex and age-matched controls...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884955/effect-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-on-vascular-function-and-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-deoxygenation
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Jacob T Caldwell, Garrett C Wardlow, Patrece A Branch, Macarena Ramos, Christopher D Black, Carl J Ade
This paper investigated the effects of unaccustomed eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) on macro- and microvascular function. We tested the hypotheses that resting local and systemic endothelial-dependent flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and microvascular reactivity would decrease, V˙O2max would be altered, and that during ramp exercise, peripheral O2 extraction, evaluated via near-infrared-derived spectroscopy (NIRS) derived deoxygenated hemoglobin + myoglobin ([HHb]), would be distorted following EIMD In 13 participants, measurements were performed prior to (Pre) and 48 h after a bout of knee extensor eccentric exercise designed to elicit localized muscle damage (Post)...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882414/systemic-endothelial-function-measured-by-flow-mediated-dilation-is-impaired-in-patients-with-urolithiasis
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Esin Yencilek, Hakan Sarı, Faruk Yencilek, Ezgi Yeşil, Hasan Aydın
Some in vitro and animal studies have shown endothelial dysfunction in hyperoxaluria models indicating its role in pathogenesis of urolithiasis and relation to CVD. The aim of this study was to investigate endothelial function in patients with urolithiasis in relation to urinary stone risk factors and metabolic parameters. A total of 120 subjects without any known CVD (60 with urolithiasis and 60 healthy subjects) were included into study. Fasting blood and 24-h urine samples were collected to study metabolic parameters (glucose and lipids) and urine stone risk factors (oxalate, citrate, uric acid, and calcium, pH)...
November 23, 2016: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881395/diet-induced-weight-loss-improves-not-only-cardiometabolic-risk-markers-but-also-markers-of-vascular-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-abdominally-obese-men
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Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat, Yvo Ham Kusters, Alfons Jhm Houben, Coen DA Stehouwer, Casper G Schalkwijk, Ronald P Mensink
BACKGROUND: Many trials assessing effects of dietary weight loss on vascular function have been performed without no-weight loss control groups and in individuals with obesity-related morbidities. Usually a limited set of vascular function markers has been investigated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine effects of diet-induced weight loss on various vascular function markers and differences between normal-weight and abdominally obese men at baseline and after weight reduction...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876815/variable-expressivity-and-genetic-heterogeneity-involving-dpt-and-sema3d-genes-in-autosomal-dominant-familial-meniere-s-disease
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Carmen Martín-Sierra, Alvaro Gallego-Martinez, Teresa Requena, Lidia Frejo, Angel Batuecas-Caletrío, Jose A Lopez-Escamez
Autosomal dominant (AD) familial Meniere's disease (FMD) is a rare disorder involving the inner ear defined by sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus and episodic vertigo. Here, we have identified two novel and rare heterozygous variants in the SEMA3D and DPT genes segregating with the complete phenotype that have variable expressivity in two pedigrees with AD-FMD. A detailed characterization of the phenotype within each family illustrates the clinical heterogeneity in the onset and progression of the disease...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872233/effects-of-percutaneous-transluminal-renal-angioplasty-on-office-and-home-blood-pressure-and-home-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertensive-patients-with-renal-artery-stenosis
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Yoshio Iwashima, Tetsuya Fukuda, Hiroshi Kusunoki, Shin-Ichiro Hayashi, Masatsugu Kishida, Fumiki Yoshihara, Satoko Nakamura, Kei Kamide, Takeshi Horio, Yuhei Kawano
This study included 126 hypertensive patients with renal artery stenosis (mean age, 63 years; 22.2% fibromuscular dysplasia [FMD]) and investigated the effects of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty on office and home blood pressure (BP), and BP variability estimates derived from home BP, both at baseline and up to 12 months after angioplasty. Home BP was measured for 7 consecutive days, and the threshold defining uncontrolled home BP was ≥135/85 mm Hg. In both the FMD and atherosclerotic stenosis (ARAS) groups, office and home BP decreased significantly after angioplasty (all P<0...
November 21, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871219/relationship-between-endothelial-function-of-micro-and-macrocirculation-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Pavel Poredoš, Hana Bešič, Luka Jeraj
BACKGROUND: In the pathogenesis of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAD), different risk factors of atherosclerosis are involved which stimulate the development of the functional and morphological deterioration of vessel walls in macro- and microcirculation. The endothelial dysfunction (ED) of macrovessels has been proven, however, data on ED in microcirculation are sparse. Therefore, we have studied the relationship between micro- and macrocirculation in PAD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 85 participants: 30 patients had PAD without diabetes mellitus, 30 patients had PAD and diabetes mellitus type 2, and 25 were healthy controls...
November 24, 2016: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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