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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106465/evaluation-of-99m-tc-mibi-in-thyroid-gland-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-and-classification-of-amiodarone-induced-thyrotoxicosis
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Junqi Wang, Ruiguo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is caused by aminodaroneas a side effect of cardiovascular disease treatment. Based on the differences in their pathological and physiological mechanisms, many methods have been developed so far to differentiate AIT subtypes such as color flow Doppler sonography (CFDS)and 24 h radioiodine uptake (RAIU). However, these methods suffer from inadequate accuracy in distinguishing different types of AITs and sometimes lead to misdiagnosis and delayed treatments...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104771/circulating-noncoding-rnas-as-biomarkers-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-injury
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REVIEW
Janika Viereck, Thomas Thum
The discovery of thousands of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) has expanded our view on mammalian genomes and transcriptomes, as well as their organization and regulation. Accumulating evidence on aberrantly regulated ncRNAs, including short microRNAs, long ncRNAs and circular RNAs, across various heart diseases indicates that ncRNAs are critical contributors to cardiovascular pathophysiology. In addition, ncRNAs are released into the circulation where they are present in concentration levels that differ between healthy subjects and diseased patients...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104764/long-noncoding-rnas-in-pathological-cardiac-remodeling
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Janika Viereck, Thomas Thum
A novel long noncoding RNA Chaer acts as noncoding epigenetic regulator at the onset of cardiac hypertrophy and enables an improved understanding about the complex mechanisms in cardiovascular disease.
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103807/relationship-key-factor-of-inflammation-and-the-development-of-complications-in-the-late-period-of-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-visceral-obesity
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Olga Gruzdeva, Evgenya Uchasova, Yulia Dyleva, Olga Akbasheva, Vera Matveeva, Victoria Karetnikova, Alexander Kokov, Olga Barbarash
BACKGROUND: Cytokines play an significant role in regulating non-specific inflammatory response involved in many pathological processes. The current study tested the hypothesis that myocardial infarction in patients with obesity can lead to increased production of proinflammatory cytokines and unfavorable course of the pathological process. METHODS: The study recruited 232 male patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction. The mean age of the patients was 58...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102737/platelet-microvesicles-in-health-and-disease
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Imene Melki, Nicolas Tessandier, Anne Zufferey, Eric Boilard
Interest in cell-derived extracellular vesicles and their physiological and pathological implications is constantly growing. Microvesicles, also known as microparticles, are small extracellular vesicles released by cells in response to activation or apoptosis. Among the different microvesicles present in the blood of healthy individuals, platelet-derived microvesicles (PMVs) are the most abundant. Their characterization has revealed a heterogeneous cargo that includes a set of adhesion molecules. Similarly to platelets, PMVs are also involved in thrombosis through support of the coagulation cascade...
January 19, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101187/severe-pneumonia-due-to-infection-with-candida-krusei-in-a-case-of-suspected-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mingming Tan, Junwei Wang, Peiyang Hu, Bin Wang, Wanghua Xu, Jiao Chen
Candida krusei (C. krusei) pneumonia is a rare infection that is frequently associated with a poor outcome. The present study reports an unusual case of C. krusei pneumonia that was initially suspected to be a Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) case. A 64-year-old Saudi Arabian male patient was admitted to our hospital with complaints of cough and dyspnea that persisted for 6 days. The patient presented fever (oral temperature, 38.5°C) and slight tachypnea (25 respirations/min). A chest computerized tomography demonstrated unclear lung fields, diffuse pathological changes in the two lungs and multiple lymphadenectasis in the retrocaval and para-aortic arch area...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101167/protective-approaches-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Xianchi Li, Min Liu, Rongrong Sun, Yi Zeng, Shuang Chen, Peiying Zhang
Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion is the leading cause for the events of cardiovascular disease, and is considered as a major contributor to the morbidity and mortality associated with coronary occlusion. The myocardial damage caused by ischemia-reperfusion injury constitutes the primary pathological manifestation of coronary artery disease. It results from the interaction between the substances that accumulate during ischemia and those that are delivered on reperfusion. The level of this damage can range from a small insult resulting in limited myocardial damage to a large injury culminating in myocyte death...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100847/genetic-background-of-aberrant-thermogenin-expression-ucp1-in-obesity-leading-to-metabolic-syndrome
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Małgorzata Stosio, Agata Witkowicz, Anna Kowalska, Lidia Karabon
Cardiovascular and metabolic disturbances individually and interdependently lead to chronic pathological conditions observed in cardio-metabolic diseases (CMDs). In Europe, the morbidity and mortality caused by cardiovascular disease are the highest among all diseases. Therefore, it seems important to search for new and alternative therapies for obesity, which is the main cause of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CD). Great attention has been paid to the role of brown adipose tissue in fat burning and the possibility of transformation of the white adipose tissue to cells with brown adipose tissue function as a potential form of treatment of obesity...
December 31, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100008/is-moderate-alcohol-use-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-good-or-bad-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
Veeral H Ajmera, Norah A Terrault, Stephen A Harrison
Moderate alcohol consumption in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is common, yet the effects on cardiovascular and liver health are unclear. Moderate alcohol use is associated with improved insulin sensitivity and decreased cardiovascular mortality in the general population but whether similar benefits are seen in persons with NAFLD is largely unstudied. There is significant overlap in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and NAFLD although studies of ALD have focused on pathologic alcohol intake and few mechanistic studies of moderate alcohol use in NAFLD exist...
January 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096184/the-modern-role-of-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-assessment-of-valvular-pathologies
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REVIEW
Malgorzata Wamil, Sacha Bull, James Newton
Despite significant advancements in the field of cardiovascular imaging, transoesophageal echocardiography remains the key imaging modality in the management of valvular pathologies. This paper provides echocardiographers with an overview of the modern role of TOE in the diagnosis and management of valvular disease. We describe how the introduction of 3D techniques has changed detection and grading of valvular pathologies and concentrate on its role as a monitoring tool in interventional cardiology. In addition, we focus on the echocardiographic and Doppler techniques used in the assessment of prosthetic valves, and provide guidance for evaluation of prosthetic valves...
January 17, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096044/use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-contrast-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-masses
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Hongmei Xia, Ling Gan, Yan Jiang, Qi Tang, Ping Zhang, Xuefeng Tang, Li Wen, Zheng Liu, Yunhua Gao
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the combination of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and contrast echocardiography (CE) accurately diagnose suspected cardiac masses using large sample data. METHODS: Patients with cardiac masses undergoing surgical treatment were enrolled in this study. Routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and TEE examinations were carried out, and CE examinations were carried out when needed. All patients' clinical data and imaging features were retrospectively reviewed...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093357/are-the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-systems-setting-hypertension-on-fire
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REVIEW
Gisele F Bomfim, Fernanda Luciano Rodrigues, Fernando S Carneiro
Hypertension is the most common chronic cardiovascular disease and is associated with several pathological states, being an important cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Low-grade inflammation plays a key role in hypertension and the innate and adaptive immune systems seem to contribute to hypertension development and maintenance. Hypertension is associated with vascular inflammation, increased vascular cytokines levels and infiltration of immune cells in the vasculature, kidneys and heart. However, the mechanisms that trigger inflammation and immune system activation in hypertension are completely unknown...
January 13, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092504/wall-shear-rate-measurement-validation-of-a-new-method-through-multiphysics-simulations
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Stefano Ricci, Abigail Swillens, Alessandro Ramalli, Patrick Segers, Piero Tortoli
Wall shear stress is known to affect the vessel endothelial function and to be related to important pathologies like the development of atherosclerosis. It is defined as the product of the blood viscosity by the blood velocity gradient at the wall position, i.e., the wall shear rate (WSR). The WSR measurement is particularly challenging in important cardiovascular sites, like the carotid bifurcation, because of the related complex flow configurations characterized by high spatial and temporal gradients, wall movement, and clutter noise...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091429/chronic-kidney-disease-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-survey
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F Pei, Z Zhou, Y Li, Y Ren, X Yang, G Liu, Q Xia, Z Hu, L Zhang, M Zhao, H Wang
INTRODUCTION: Despite advances in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), there is ongoing uncertainty regarding the prevalence of CKD in postmenopausal women. This study was designed to investigate both CKD prevalence and related risk factors in a cohort of postmenopausal Chinese women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was administered to a nationally representative sample of female Chinese participants, including a total of 47,204 subjects, among whom were 8573 self-reported postmenopausal women...
February 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090634/dietary-interventions-for-fetal-growth-restriction-therapeutic-potential-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-in-pregnancy
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Elizabeth Cottrell, Teresa Tropea, Laura Ormesher, Susan Greenwood, Mark Wareing, Edward Johnstone, Jenny Myers, Colin Sibley
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects around 5% of pregnancies and is associated with significant short- and long-term adverse outcomes. A number of factors can increase the risk of FGR, one of which is poor maternal diet. In terms of pathology, both clinically and in many experimental models of FGR, impaired uteroplacental vascular function is implicated, leading to a reduction in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus. Whilst mechanisms underpinning impaired uteroplacental vascular function are not fully understood, interventions aimed at enhancing nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability remain a key area of interest in obstetric research...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081009/influence-of-wall-thickness-and-diameter-on-arterial-shear-wave-elastography-a-phantom-and-finite-element-study
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Elira Maksuti, Fabiano Bini, Stefano Fiorentini, Giulia Blasi, Matthew Urban, Franco Marinozzi, Matilda Larsson
Quantitative, non-invasive and local measurements of arterial mechanical properties could be highly beneficial for early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and follow up of treatment. Arterial Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) and wave velocity dispersion analysis have previously been applied to measure arterial stiffness. Arterial wall thickness (h) and inner diameter (D) vary with age and pathology and may influence the shear wave propagation. Nevertheless, the effect of arterial geometry in SWE has not yet been systematically investigated...
January 12, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079007/novel-therapies-targeting-cardioprotection-and-regeneration
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Valeria Garrido, Evelyn Mendoza-Torres, Jaime A Riquelme, Ariel Díaz, Marcela Pizarro, Mario Bustamante, Myra N Chavez, María Paz Ocaranza, Rosemarie Mellado, Ramon Corbalan, Miguel L Allende, Sergio Lavandero
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The heart is susceptible to pathologies that impact the myocardium directly, such myocardial infarction and consequent heart failure, as well as conditions with indirect cardiac effects, such cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity. As the contractile cells of the heart, cardiomyocytes are essential for normal cardiac function. Various stress stimuli may result in transient damage or cell death in cardiomyocytes through apoptosis, necrosis or maladaptive autophagy...
January 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078981/resilience-to-alzheimer-s-disease-the-role-of-physical-activity
#18
Pedrinolla Anna, Schena Federico, Venturelli Massimo
BACKGROUND: Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative pathology characterized by accumulation of β-amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles at cerebral level, recent studies highlighted that AD might be the result of many altered physiological processes occurring at whole-organism level. The ability to adapt to stressors by "bending" but not "breaking" can be considered as "resilience". Individuals incline to withstand such pathophysiological challenges, can be considered more resilient than those that do not...
January 11, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075340/bioactive-nutrients-and-nutrigenomics-in-age-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Tania Rescigno, Luigina Micolucci, Mario F Tecce, Anna Capasso
The increased life expectancy and the expansion of the elderly population are stimulating research into aging. Aging may be viewed as a multifactorial process that results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors, which include lifestyle. Human molecular processes are influenced by physiological pathways as well as exogenous factors, which include the diet. Dietary components have substantive effects on metabolic health; for instance, bioactive molecules capable of selectively modulating specific metabolic pathways affect the development/progression of cardiovascular and neoplastic disease...
January 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074336/small-heat-shock-proteins-in-ageing-and-age-related-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Nikolaos Charmpilas, Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Nektarios Tavernarakis
Small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are gatekeepers of cellular homeostasis across species, preserving proteome integrity under stressful conditions. Nonetheless, recent evidence suggests that sHSPs are more than molecular chaperones with merely auxiliary role. In contrast, sHSPs have emerged as central lifespan determinants, and their malfunction has been associated with the manifestation of neurological disorders, cardiovascular disease and cancer malignancies. In this review, we focus on the role of sHSPs in ageing and age-associated diseases and highlight the most prominent paradigms, where impairment of sHSP function has been implicated in human pathology...
January 10, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
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