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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930524/hypertension-and-cardiometabolic-disease
#1
Ivan Tasic, Dragan Lovic
Hypertension has  a central role in cardiometabolic disease and is usually associated with  metabolic disorders, such as insulin resistance, obesity, and dyslipidemia. Hyperinsulinemia may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk through its promotion of hypertension, which is possibly a result of chronic enhancement of sympathetic nervous system activity, stimulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system leading to increased renal tubular sodium reabsorption, modulating cation transport, or inducing vascular smooth muscle cell hypertrophy...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926842/pharmacotherapy-with-thymoquinone-improved-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-integrity-and-functional-activity-enhanced-islets-revascularization-and-alleviated-metabolic-and-hepato-renal-disturbances-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Adel Galal El-Shemi, Osama Adnan Kensara, Aiman Alsaegh, Mohammed Hasan Mukhtar
AIMS: This study is aimed at evaluating the antidiabetic effects of thymoquinone (TQ) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats, and exploring the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in adult male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal injection of freshly prepared STZ (65 mg/kg). After disease induction, 42 rats were equally assigned to: controls, STZ-diabetic group, and STZ-diabetic group treated with oral TQ (35 mg/kg/day) for 5 weeks...
September 20, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886733/radix-puerariae-and-fructus-crataegi-mixture-inhibits-renal-injury-in-type-2-diabetes-via-decreasing-of-akt-pi3k
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Zhengyue Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Xinrong Zou, Mengqi Hong, Ming Zhao, Yu Zhao, Yuanping Liu, Guofu Li, Yabin Zhu, Lin Luo, Beiyan Bao, Shizhong Bu
BACKGROUND: Radix puerariae (RP) is a herbal medicines for diabetes, mainly because of anti-oxidative, insulin resistance and hypoglycemic effect. Fructus crataegi (FC) also possesses strong antioxidant activity in vitro. This study focused on the effects of herbal mixture of RP and FC (RPFC) on renal protection through a diabetic rat model. METHODS: Type 2 Diabetic model was established with high fat diet followed by injecting rats a low dose of STZ (25 mg/kg body weight)...
September 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883542/longitudinal-micro-ultrasound-assessment-of-the-ob-ob-mouse-model-evaluation-of-cardiovascular-renal-and-hepatic-parameters
#4
N Di Lascio, C Kusmic, F Stea, F Lenzarini, C Barsanti, A Leloup, F Faita
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions and is associated with increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Leptin-deficient mice (ob/ob) are widely employed to investigate obesity. Aim of this study was to provide a micro-ultrasound (μUS) longitudinal evaluation of the ob/ob mouse model in terms of cardiovascular effects, consequences for renal microcirculation and liver fat accumulation. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Sixteen wild-type (wt) and eleven ob/ob male mice were studied at 8 (T0) and 25 (T1) weeks of age with a μUS system (Vevo2100) and B-mode and Doppler images were acquired...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868099/relationship-between-hemorheology-assessed-using-microchannel-array-flow-analyzer-and-kidney-function-in-hypertensive-patients
#5
Takashi Hitsumoto
BACKGROUND: Kidney function is known to be closely associated with the pathogenesis of hypertension. In contrast, hemorheology assessed using microchannel array flow analyzer (MC-FAN) has demonstrated the significance of cardiovascular risk factors in recent clinical studies. The present cross-sectional study aimed to clarify the relationship between hemorheology assessed by MC-FAN and kidney function in hypertensive patients from the perspective of primary prevention of cardiovascular events...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858538/screening-for-transplant-renal-artery-stenosis-ultrasound-based-stenosis-probability-stratification
#6
Ghaneh Fananapazir, John P McGahan, Michael T Corwin, Susan L Stewart, Catherine T Vu, Luke Wright, Christoph Troppmann
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate which spectral Doppler ultrasound parameters are useful in patients with clinical concern for transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) and create mathematically derived prediction models that are based on these parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study subjects included 120 patients with clinical signs of renal dysfunction who had undergone ultrasound followed by angiography (either digital subtraction angiography or MR angiography) between January 2005 and December 2015...
August 31, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830251/the-effect-of-renal-denervation-on-arterial-stiffness-central-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-variability-in-treatment-resistant-essential-hypertension-a-substudy-of-a-randomized-sham-controlled-double-blinded-trial-the-reset-trial
#7
Christian Daugaard Peters, Ole Norling Mathiassen, Henrik Vase, Jesper Bech Nørgaard, Kent Lodberg Christensen, Anne Pauline Schroeder, Hans Joachim von Hofe Rickers, Ulla Kampmann Opstrup, Per Løgstrup Poulsen, Sten Langfeldt, Gratien Andersen, Klavs Würgler Hansen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Engholm, Jannik Buus Bertelsen, Erling Bjerregaard Pedersen, Anne Kaltoft, Niels Henrik Buus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate, whether renal denervation (RDN) improves arterial stiffness, central blood pressure (C-BP) and heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with treatment resistant hypertension. METHODS: ReSET was a randomized, sham-controlled, double-blinded trial (NCT01459900). RDN was performed by a single experienced operator using the Medtronic unipolar Symplicity Flex(TM) catheter. C-BP, carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), and HRV were obtained at baseline and after six months with the SphygmoCor(®)-device...
August 23, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817492/should-renal-color-doppler-ultrasonography-be-a-routine-test-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertensive-patient
#8
Costas Tsioufis, Ioannis Andrikou, Menno Pruijm, Belén Ponte, Pantelis Sarafidis, Andreas Koureas, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Giuseppe Mancia, Michel Burnier
: European Society of Hypertension/European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend calculation of estimated glomerular filtration rate and evaluation of urinary albumin excretion rate as routine tests in the initial evaluation and during the follow-up of all hypertensive patients. However, from a clinical point of view, renal ultrasound - a noninvasive, readily available and cheap imaging modality - could contribute to the better evaluation of a hypertensive patient by identifying common causes of secondary hypertension (HTN) originating from the kidney and more recently by detecting renal injury in severe or long-standing essential HTN by measuring renal resistive indexes...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817218/bmi-nephroangiosclerosis-and-glomerulonephritis-is-there-any-meeting-point
#9
Antonietta Gigante, Konstantinos Giannakakis, Francesca Di Mario, Biagio Barbano, Edoardo Rosato, Riccardo Pofi, Marcello Di Paolo, Anna Rachele Rocca, Rosario Cianci
BACKGROUND: Overweight has been related to renal arteriolosclerosis and is able to modify intrarenal hemodynamics. Increasing evidences suggest an association between weight excess and primary glomerulonephritis (GN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status and intrarenal arterial stiffness in primary GN associated to arteriolosclerosis. We have considered the glomerular diameter (GD) as morphological parameter in overweight and obese patients...
August 17, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805266/hypothermic-pulsatile-preservation-of-kidneys-from-uncontrolled-deceased-donors-after-cardiac-arrest
#10
Xavier Matillon, Fabrice Danjou, Palmina Petruzzo, Olivier Thaunat, Thomas Rimmele, Claire Delsuc, Alexandre Faure, Maud Rabeyrin, Vannary Meas Yedid, William Hanf, Emmanuel Morelon, Lionel Badet, Ricardo Codas
Kidneys from uncontrolled donors after cardiac arrest (uDCD) suffer from a period of warm ischemia between cardiac arrest and cold flushing. Aim of the study was to evaluate renal outcomes of uDCD kidneys selected on the basis of renal Resistance Index (RI) and its influence on graft function and survival. The study included 44 kidneys procured from 26 uDCD starting 1.1.2006 until 31.12.2013. The donors (Maastricht category II) underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation by assisted ventilation and chest compression; the organs were preserved with "in situ" cold perfusion or a normothermic regional perfusion...
August 14, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803687/predictors-of-asymptomatic-radiation-induced-abdominal-atherosclerosis
#11
L Cella, R Liuzzi, P Romanelli, M Conson, V D'Avino, M Ottaviano, V Damiano, G Palmieri, R Pacelli, M Mancini
AIMS: To identify predictors of asymptomatic radiation-induced abdominal atherosclerosis in patients treated with radiotherapy and evaluated by abdominal vascular ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two testicular classic seminoma patients (median age 34 years, range 16-56) undergoing radical inguinal orchiectomy were analysed. Twenty-six patients underwent post-surgery radiotherapy (median total dose 25 Gy, range 25-43), two of them also received chemotherapy (CHT) and 16 patients were treated with surgery alone or by surgery followed by CHT (control group)...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792166/evaluation-of-effect-of-ascorbic-acid-on-ferritin-and-erythropoietin-resistance-in-patients-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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N Nand, A R Deshmukh, R Mittal
OBJECTIVE: This study was planned to evaluate the effect of short term intravenous ascorbic acid on reducing ferritin and erythropoietin resistance in patients of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on maintenance haemodialysis (MHD). METHODS: Forty adult patients [20 patients in group A with increased serum ferritin level (>500 ng/ml), transferrin saturation (TSAT) ≤20% and 20 patients in group B with normal serum ferritin level (<200 ng/ml), TSAT ≤20%] of end stage renal disease (ESRD) with erythropoietin hyporesponsiveness undergoing maintenance hemodialysis were included in the study...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789663/inorganic-nitrate-as-a-treatment-for-acute-heart-failure-a-protocol-for-a-single-center-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-and-feasibility-study
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Roman Falls, Michael Seman, Sabine Braat, Joshua Sortino, Jason D Allen, Christopher J Neil
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a frequent reason for hospitalization worldwide and effective treatment options are limited. It is known that AHF is a condition characterized by impaired vasorelaxation, together with reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, an endogenous vasodilatory compound. Supplementation of inorganic sodium nitrate (NaNO3) is an indirect dietary source of NO, through bioconversion. It is proposed that oral sodium nitrate will favorably affect levels of circulating NO precursors (nitrate and nitrite) in AHF patients, resulting in reduced systemic vascular resistance, without significant hypotension...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770954/assessment-of-obestatin-and-arginine-vasopressin-avp-levels-in-acute-renal-failure-and-acute-heart-failure
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X-Y Miao, Z Li, Z Hui, F Liu, X-W Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We conducted this study to assess the clinical application of obestatin and arginine vasopressin (AVP) levels in cases of acute renal failure (ARF) and acute heart failure (AHF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 30 cases of ARF, 30 cases of AHF, 30 cases of ARF complicated with AHF, and 30 cases of healthy subjects (control group) were successively selected. An ELISA test was conducted to detect levels of obestatin and AVP. Routine biochemistry testing was applied to detect the levels of serum creatinine and calculate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753077/low-dose-cyclosporine-a-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-proliferative-lupus-nephritis
#15
Marjan Sheikholeslami, Mehrzad Hajialilo, Seyed Sadreddin Rasi Hashemi, Aida Malek Mahdavi, Morteza Gojazadeh, Alireza Khabbazi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate long-term efficacy of low dose cyclosporine A (CsA) in the treatment of resistant proliferative lupus nephritis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients with biopsy proven proliferative lupus nephritis who were unresponsive to combination therapy with steroid plus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or cyclophosphamide (CYC) and had been treated with CsA were included. Efficacy monitoring was based on the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease activity index, dose of prednisolone, serum complement, anti-double stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) titration, urine analysis, proteinuria, creatinine clearance, remission of the renal disease, renal survival and involvement of other organs...
July 28, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747155/indole-3-acetic-acid-indoxyl-sulfate-and-paracresyl-sulfate-do-not-influence-anemia-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
#16
Stanislas Bataille, Marion Pelletier, Marion Sallée, Yvon Berland, Nathalie McKay, Ariane Duval, Stéphanie Gentile, Yosra Mouelhi, Philippe Brunet, Stéphane Burtey
BACKGROUND: The main reason for anemia in renal failure patients is the insufficient erythropoietin production by the kidneys. Beside erythropoietin deficiency, in vitro studies have incriminated uremic toxins in the pathophysiology of anemia but clinical data are sparse. In order to assess if indole 3-acetic acid (IAA), indoxyl sulfate (IS), and paracresyl sulfate (PCS) -three protein bound uremic toxins- are clinically implicated in end-stage renal disease anemia we studied the correlation between IAA, IS and PCS plasmatic concentrations with hemoglobin and Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) use in hemodialysis patients...
July 26, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743964/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-macrophage-mediated-inflammation-in-hypertensive-kidney
#17
Sathnur Pushpakumar, Lu Ren, Sourav Kundu, Alejandra Gamon, Suresh C Tyagi, Utpal Sen
Oxidative stress and inflammation are integral to hypertension-induced renal injury. A unifying feature for the two components is Toll-like receptors (TLR), which are key regulators of the innate immune system. Recent studies implicate TLR4 activation and oxidative stress in cardiovascular diseases and also as a link between inflammation and hypertension. However, its role in hypertension induced renal injury remains unexplored. In the present study, we investigated whether TLR-4 deficiency reduces Ang-II-induced renal injury and fibrosis by attenuating reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammation...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#18
Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711449/intrarenal-flow-alterations-during-transition-from-euvolemia-to-intravascular-volume-expansion-in-heart-failure-patients
#19
Petra Nijst, Pieter Martens, Matthias Dupont, W H Wilson Tang, Wilfried Mullens
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess: 1) the intrarenal flow in heart failure (HF) patients during the transition from euvolemia to intravascular volume overload; and 2) the relationship between intrarenal flow and diuretic efficiency. BACKGROUND: Intrarenal blood flow alterations may help to better understand impaired volume handling in HF. METHODS: Resistance index (RI) and venous impedance index (VII) were assessed in 6 healthy subjects, 40 euvolemic HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and 10 HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
July 6, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706180/serum-uric-acid-and-arterial-function-after-renal-transplantation
#20
Frederic Bauer, Nikolaos Pagonas, Felix S Seibert, Walter Zidek, Richard Viebahn, Nina Babel, Timm H Westhoff
BACKGROUND Hyperuricemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic allograft nephropathy after renal transplantation. It has recently been demonstrated that treatment of asymptomatic hyperuricemia is associated with improved patient and graft survival; although, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. The present study investigated the association of serum uric acid (SUA) and systemic arterial function after renal transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a cross-sectional study, arterial function was analyzed in 54 renal transplant recipients by means of pulse wave analysis...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
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