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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453682/persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-and-histologic-chorioamnionitis-in-preterm-infants-controlled-study
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N Katz, Y Bar-Or, A Raucher-Sterrnfeld, A Tamir, D Kohelet
Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) of the newborn is one of the most challenging acute disorders of postnatal transition with substantial morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to find if there is an association between persistent pulmonary hypertension and histologic chorioamnionitis in preterm infants. 27 preterm infants with echocardiographic evidence of PPHN within the first 3 days of life were eligible for the study. A matched control group of 27 patients was chosen according to gestational age, date of birth, and gender...
February 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451844/pulmonary-delivery-of-therapeutic-and-diagnostic-gases
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Warren M Zapol, H Cecil Charles, Andrew R Martin, Rui C Sá, Binglan Yu, Fumito Ichinose, Neil MacIntyre, Joseph Mammarappallil, Richard Moon, John Z Chen, Eric T Geier, Chantal Darquenne, G Kim Prisk, Ira Katz
The 21st Congress for the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine included, for the first time, a session on Pulmonary Delivery of Therapeutic and Diagnostic Gases. The rationale for such a session within ISAM is that the pulmonary delivery of gaseous drugs in many cases targets the same therapeutic areas as aerosol drug delivery, and is in many scientific and technical aspects similar to aerosol drug delivery. This article serves as a report on the recent ISAM congress session providing a synopsis of each of the presentations...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431520/beneficial-effects-of-acute-trans-resveratrol-supplementation-in-treated-hypertensive-patients-with-endothelial-dysfunction
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B C A A Marques, M Trindade, J C F Aquino, A R Cunha, R O Gismondi, M F Neves, W Oigman
Endothelial dysfunction is a surrogate marker of cardiovascular risk. Resveratrol is known to improve endothelial function in animals, however, clinical trials are limited. We hypothesized that the acute trans-resveratrol supplementation improves endothelial function in treated hypertensive patients with endothelial dysfunction. Twenty-four hypertensive patients between 45 and 65 years-old with baseline endothelial dysfunction were enrolled in a randomized, cross-over, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
February 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424564/oxidative-stress-impairs-cgmp-dependent-protein-kinase-activation-and-vasodilator-stimulated-phosphoprotein-serine-phosphorylation
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Anees A Banday, Mustafa F Lokhandwala
Reactive oxygen species induce vascular dysfunction and hypertension by directly interacting with nitric oxide (NO) which leads to NO inactivation. In addition to a decrease in NO bioavailability, there is evidence that oxidative stress can also modulate NO signaling during hypertension. Here, we investigated the effect of oxidative stress on NO signaling molecules cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) and vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) which are known to mediate vasodilatory actions of NO. Male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were provided with tap water (control), 30 mM L-buthionine sulfoximine (BSO, a pro-oxidant), 1 mM tempol (T, an antioxidant) and BSO + T for 3 wks...
February 9, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419603/characteristics-of-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-who-need-follow-up-of-pulmonary-hypertension
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Ulrike S Kraemer, Lisette Leeuwen, Thomas B Krasemann, René M H Wijnen, Dick Tibboel, Hanneke IJsselstijn
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary hypertension is one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Currently, it is unknown whether pulmonary hypertension persists or recurs during the first year of life. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal follow-up study. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS: Fifty-two congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients admitted between 2010 and 2014...
February 6, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313304/essential-hypertension-and-functional-microvascular-ageing
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REVIEW
Rosa Maria Bruno, Stefano Masi, Marco Taddei, Stefano Taddei, Agostino Virdis
In healthy conditions, the endothelium plays a pivotal role in maintaining vascular homeostasis, mainly by the production of the relaxing factor nitric oxide (NO), which protects the vessel wall from those mechanisms favouring the development of vascular atherosclerosis. Aging is a powerful cardiovascular risk factors associated with endothelial dysfunction. In details, an alteration in the NO substrate L-arginine is the major factor responsible for endothelial dysfunction with advancing age, while reactive oxygen species (ROS) excess generation, which in turn reduce NO availability, plays a role in oldest individuals only...
January 9, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296095/free-radical-scavenging-reverses-fructose-induced-salt-sensitive-hypertension
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Zachary P Zenner, Kevin L Gordish, William H Beierwaltes
We have previously reported that a moderate dietary supplementation of 20% fructose but not glucose leads to a salt-sensitive hypertension related to increased proximal sodium-hydrogen exchanger activity and increased renal sodium retention. We also found that while high salt increased renal nitric oxide formation, this was retarded in the presence of fructose intake. We hypothesized that at least part of the pathway leading to fructose-induced salt-sensitive hypertension could be due to fructose-induced formation of reactive oxygen species and inappropriate stimulation of renin secretion, all of which would contribute to an increase in blood pressure...
2018: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219011/meconium-aspiration-syndrome-risk-factors-and-predictors-of-severity
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Cláudia Patrícia Lourenço Oliveira, Filipa Flôr-de-Lima, Gustavo Marcondes Duarte Rocha, Ana Paula Machado, Maria Hercília Ferreira Guimarães Pereira Areias
PURPOSE: To identify risk factors and predictors of severity associated with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) in the patients admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study including newborns admitted, between 2005 and 2015, with a diagnosis of MAS. RESULTS: Of the newborns admitted to the NICU, 0.66% were diagnosed with MAS. These had higher prevalence of caesarean delivery (p < .001), nonreassuring or abnormal cardiotocography (CTG) (p < ...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209510/milrinone-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-randomized-pilot-trial-study-protocol-review-of-literature-and-survey-of-current-practices
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REVIEW
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Martin Keszler, Haresh Kirpalani, Krisa Van Meurs, Patricia Chess, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Bradley Yoder, Maria V Fraga, Holly Hedrick, Kevin P Lally, Leif Nelin, Michael Cotten, Jonathan Klein, Stephanie Guilford, Ashley Williams, Aasma Chaudhary, Marie Gantz, Jenna Gabrio, Dhuly Chowdhury, Kristin Zaterka-Baxter, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
Background: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is commonly associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH associated with CDH (CDH-PH) is frequently resistant to conventional pulmonary vasodilator therapy including inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) possibly due to right and left ventricular dysfunction. Milrinone is an intravenous inotrope and lusitrope with pulmonary vasodilator properties and has been shown anecdotally to improve oxygenation in PH. We developed this pilot study to determine if milrinone infusion would improve oxygenation in neonates ≥36 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) with CDH...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197078/cardiopulmonary-anomalies-in-incontinentia-pigmenti-patients
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Giuliana Onnis, Andrea Diociaiuti, Paola Zangari, Patrizia D'Argenio, Caterina Cancrini, Lorenzo Iughetti, May El Hachem
BACKGROUND: Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare inherited genodermatosis that usually involves the skin, and also teeth, oral cavity, central nervous system, eyes, blood with eosinophilia, and rarely skeletal system, breast, heart, and lungs. Skin lesions usually appear early, at birth or within the first 2 weeks of life, with four different phases tending to follow Blaschko lines that may overlap. CASE REPORT: We report a rare case of a neonate with transient reversible pulmonary hypertension that presented at day 9 of life...
December 2, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196781/acute-pulmonary-vasodilator-testing-and-long-term-clinical-course-in-segmental-pulmonary-vascular-disease
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Liezl Domingo, H Sonali Magdo, Ronald W Day
Results of acute pulmonary vasodilator testing (AVT) and the outcome of medical therapy have not been described in patients with segmental pulmonary vascular disease (SPVD). We sought to compare the pulmonary vasodilatory effects of oxygen, oxygen with nitric oxide, and diltiazem, and to describe the clinical course of patients with SPVD and pulmonary hypertension. A retrospective review of 16 patients with pulmonary hypertension and SPVD involving 2-3 major lung segments who underwent AVT between January 2000 and December 2015 was performed...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186034/cellular-and-oxidative-mechanisms-associated-with-interleukin-6-signaling-in-the-vasculature
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REVIEW
Sean P Didion
Reactive oxygen species, particularly superoxide, promote endothelial dysfunction and alterations in vascular structure. It is increasingly recognized that inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), contribute to endothelial dysfunction and vascular hypertrophy and fibrosis. IL-6 is increased in a number of cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension. IL-6 is also associated with a higher incidence of future cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. Both immune and vascular cells produce IL-6 in response to a number of stimuli, such as angiotensin II...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167164/nrf2-prevents-hypertension-increased-adma-microvascular-oxidative-stress-and-dysfunction-in-mice-with-two-weeks-of-angiotensin-ii-infusion
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Cheng Wang, Zaiming Luo, Gabriella Carter, Anton Wellstein, Pedro A Jose, James Tomlinson, James Leiper, William J Welch, Christopher S Wilcox, Dan Wang
Nuclear factor erythyroid factor 2 (Nrf2) transcribes genes in cultured endothelial cells that reduce reactive oxygen species (ROS) and generate nitric oxide (NO) or metabolize asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) that inhibits NO synthase (NOS). Therefore, we undertook a functional study to test the hypothesis that activation of Nrf2 by tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) preserves microvascular endothelial function during oxidative stress. Wild-type CB57Bl/6 (wt), Nrf2 wt (+/+), or knockout (-/-) mice received vehicle (Veh) or tBHQ (0...
November 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140729/gene-expression-and-gene-associations-during-the-development-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-the-dahl-salt-sensitive-model-of-hypertension
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Jeffrey Yim, Hyokeun Cho, Simon W Rabkin
Gene expression and associations were examined in a model of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a condition with minimal effective treatment. Genes with at least two studies showing significant changes in Dahl rat with heart failure were examined by meta-analysis. Significantly increased in expression were iNOS, p47phox, ADM, ANP, OPN, ACE, MCP-1, GP91PHOX, ICAM-1, TGF-β1, CTGF, ET-1, p22phox, ETB, BNP, ETA, MMP13, Col1a1, MMP2, TIMP1, Col3a1, Il-1β, β-MHC, ECE1, MMP14, AGT, and MMP9...
November 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112106/mechanisms-of-toxicity-and-modulation-of-hemoglobin-based-oxygen-carriers-hbocs
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Abdu I Alayash
Several adverse events have been associated with the infusion of hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) including transient hypertension, gastrointestinal, pancreatic/liver enzyme elevation, and cardiac/renal injury in humans. Although several mechanisms have been suggested, the basis of HBOC toxicity is still poorly understood. Scavenging of vascular endothelial nitric oxide (NO) and heme-mediated oxidative side reactions are thought to be the major causes of toxicity. However, based on more recent preclinical studies, oxidative pathways (driven by the heme prosthetic group) appear to play a more prominent role in the overall toxicity of free Hb or HBOCs...
November 3, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104545/the-adenosine-hypothesis-revisited-modulation-of-coupling-between-myocardial-perfusion-and-arterial-compliance
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Geoffrey P Dobson, Aryadi Arsyad, Hayley L Letson
For over four decades the thoracic aortic ring model has become one of the most widely used methods to study vascular reactivity and electromechanical coupling. A question that is rarely asked, however, is what function does a drug-mediated relaxation (or contraction) in this model serve in the intact system? The physiological significance of adenosine relaxation in rings isolated from large elastic conduit arteries from a wide range of species remains largely unknown. We propose that adenosine relaxation increases aortic compliance in acute stress states and facilitates ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling, and thereby links compliance and coronary artery perfusion to myocardial energy metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097777/low-dose-nitrite-improves-reoxygenation-following-renal-ischemia-in-rats
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Kathleen Cantow, Bert Flemming, Mechthild Ladwig-Wiegard, Pontus B Persson, Erdmann Seeliger
In hypoxic and acidic tissue environments, nitrite is metabolised to nitric oxide, thus, bringing about novel therapeutic options in myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease, stroke, and hypertension. Following renal ischemia, reperfusion of the kidney remains incomplete and tissue oxygenation is reduced for several minutes to hours. Thus, in renal ischemia-reperfusion injury, providing nitrite may have outstanding therapeutic value. Here we demonstrate nitrite's distinct potential to rapidly restore tissue oxygenation in the renal cortex and medulla after 45 minutes of complete unilateral kidney ischemia in the rat...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058384/nitric-oxide-for-the-treatment-of-preterm-infants-with-severe-rds-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Carlo Dani, Iuri Corsini, Jessica Cangemi, Venturella Vangi, Simone Pratesi
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) cannot be recommended for the routine treatment of respiratory failure in premature neonates, but it has been suggested that the effectiveness of iNO therapy should be further studied in more select preterm infants, such as those with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of PPHN in very preterm infants with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), to assess the effectiveness of iNO in these patients, and to individuate possible predictive factors for the response to iNO in preterm infants with RDS...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048404/association-of-unit-wide-oxygen-saturation-target-on-incidence-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-very-low-birthweight-premature-infants
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U Kanaan, B Srivatsa, J Huckaby, M Kelleman
OBJECTIVE: Assess the effect of increasing pulse oximetry targets on incidence of pulmonary hypertension in very low birthweight premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study comparing pulmonary hypertension incidence among three cohorts of premature infants exposed to varying oxygen saturation targets (Cohort 1: n=459, 1 May 2009 to 30 April 2011, 85-94%; Cohort 2: n=474, 1 May 2011 to 31 May 2013, 88-94%; Cohort 3: n=387, 1 June 2013 to 31 May 2015, 90-95%)...
February 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047089/redox-mechanisms-influencing-cgmp-signaling-in-pulmonary-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology
#20
Dhara Patel, Anand Lakhkar, Michael S Wolin
The soluble form of guanylate cyclase (sGC) and cGMP signaling are major regulators of pulmonary vasodilation and vascular remodeling that protect the pulmonary circulation from hypertension development. Nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species, thiol and heme redox, and heme biosynthesis control mechanisms regulating the production of cGMP by sGC. In addition, a cGMP-independent mechanism regulates protein kinase G through thiol oxidation in manner controlled by peroxide metabolism and NADPH redox. Multiple aspects of these regulatory processes contribute to physiological and pathophysiological regulation of the pulmonary circulation, and create potentially novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of pulmonary vascular disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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