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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738405/peripheral-vascular-disease-and-death-in-southern-european-kidney-transplant-candidates-a-competing-risk-modeling-approach-erratum
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August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738366/neuroanatomical-correlates-of-hypophonia-in-subcortical-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Ji Hye Yoon, Yisuh Ahn, Sook Hui Kim, Juhee Chin, Seongbeom Park, Duk L Na
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Early detection and intervention may alter the disease course of subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). Patients with SVCI have white matter ischemia that disrupts connections between the cortex and subcortical gray matter and therefore manifest various symptoms such as motor disturbances and behavioral/cognitive dysfunction. Reduced vocal loudness, or hypophonia, is one of the common motor symptoms of SVCI, but few studies have systematically investigated it in this patient population...
July 24, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738273/factors-influencing-warfarin-control-in-australia-and-singapore
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Nijole Bernaitis, Chi Keong Ching, Siew Chong Teo, Liping Chen, Tony Badrick, Andrew K Davey, Julia Crilly, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is widely used for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Variations in warfarin control, as measured by time in therapeutic range (TTR), have been reported across different regions and ethnicities, particularly between Western and Asian countries. However, there is limited data on comparative factors influencing warfarin control in Caucasian and Asian patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine warfarin control and potential factors influencing this in patients with NVAF in Australia and Singapore...
July 14, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737601/new-ways-to-detect-pediatric-sickle-cell-retinopathy-a-comprehensive-review
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Daniel A Pahl, Nancy S Green, Monica Bhatia, Royce W S Chen
Sickle retinopathy reflects disease-related vascular injury of the eye, which can potentially result in visual loss from vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment. Here we review sickle retinopathy among children with sickle cell disease, describe the epidemiology, pediatric risk factors, pathophysiology, ocular findings, and treatment. Newer, more sensitive ophthalmological imaging modalities are available for retinal imaging, including ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736978/cxcl8-promotes-the-invasion-of-human-osteosarcoma-cells-by-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Hai Jiang, Xiaowei Wang, Wusheng Miao, Bing Wang, Yusheng Qiu
Chemokine cysteine-X-cysteine motif ligand 8 (CXCL8) is up-regulated in many malignancies, indicating that CXCL8 takes part in tumor progression. However, the expression and function of CXCL8 in osteosarcoma remained not fully elucidated. In this study, expressions of 12 cytokines and chemokines were measured in the serum from 12 of normal controls (NCs) and 25 of osteosarcoma patients. The human osteosarcoma cell line MG-63 was stimulated by recombinant CXCL8 to further analyze invasion, proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycles, cytokine secretions, and signaling pathways...
July 24, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736761/phase-ii-study-of-dovitinib-in-patients-progressing-on-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy
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Thomas J Semrad, Edward J Kim, Michael S Tanaka, Jacob Sands, Chris Roberts, Rebekah A Burich, Yu Li, David R Gandara, Primo Lara, Philip C Mack
BACKGROUND: Prior work identified the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) pathway as a mediator of resistance to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy. We tested dovitinib, an inhibitor of both FGF and VEGF receptors, in patients progressing on anti-VEGF treatment. METHODS: Patients with measurable advanced colorectal or non-small cell lung cancer with progression despite anti-VEGF treatment within 56 days, good performance status and adequate organ function were eligible...
2017: Cancer Treat Res Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736676/label-free-photoacoustic-imaging-of-the-cardio-cerebrovascular-development-in-the-embryonic-zebrafish
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Qian Chen, Tian Jin, Weizhi Qi, Xianming Mo, Lei Xi
Zebrafish play an important role in biology, pharmacology, toxicology, and medicine. The cardio-cerebrovascular development of zebrafish is particularly critical to understand both brain disorders and cardiovascular diseases in human. In this paper, we applied optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy (ORPAM) to image the whole-body vasculature of the embryonic zebrafish with a special focus on the development of the cardio-cerebrovascular system. Using the intrinsic optical absorption contrast of the embryo, we successfully visualized the formation of the cardio-cerebrovascular network in high-resolution using a 10 × objective, and monitored the whole-body vascular development using a 4 × objective...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736671/noninvasive-in-vivo-monitoring-of-collagenase-induced-intracerebral-hemorrhage-by-photoacoustic-tomography
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Dan Wu, Jinge Yang, Guang Zhang, Huabei Jiang
Photoacoustic tomography (PAT) is an emerging noninvasive biomedical imaging modality that can be used for visualizing the structure and function of brain in high resolution. Here we report an application of PAT to imaging intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in a mouse model. In vivo photoacoustic images were obtained in mice with right basal ganglia hemorrhage induced by microinjection of collagenase. With multi-spectral light excitation, cortical vascular network was clearly revealed at 532 nm, and ICH associated hematoma lesions and perihemmatoma regions were accurately mapped over time at 750 nm and 875 nm, respectively...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736649/neoadjuvant-transarterial-radiation-lobectomy-for-colorectal-hepatic-metastases-a-small-cohort-analysis-on-safety-efficacy-and-radiopathologic-correlation
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Jehan L Shah, Ivan R Zendejas-Ruiz, Linday M Thornton, Brian S Geller, Joseph R Grajo, Amy Collinsworth, Thomas J George, Beau Toskich
Colorectal cancer patients have a high incidence of liver metastasis (ml-CRC). Surgical resection is the gold standard for treatment of hepatic metastasis but only a small percent of patients are traditional candidates based on disease extent and adequate size of the future liver remnant (FLR). Interventions such as portal vein embolization (PVE) and associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) are performed to increase FLR for operative conversion. Limitations to PVE include intrahepatic disease progression, portal vascular invasion, and utilization with concurrent chemotherapy...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736633/biologics-in-gastrointestinal-and-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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REVIEW
Iris H Liu, Pamela L Kunz
The development of biologic agents has ushered in a new era of precision medicine, opening the door to new therapeutic options designed to intelligently target cancer cells and their promoting factors, while leaving normal cells relatively unharmed. Biologics for the treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) have followed in the footsteps of regimens targeting pathways upregulated in other cancers, including the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Through a number of clinical trials, the mTOR inhibitor everolimus and the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor sunitinib were recently approved for NETs...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736629/biologic-therapy-in-esophageal-and-gastric-malignancies-current-therapies-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Pamela Samson, A Craig Lockhart
Biologic agents, including targeted antibodies as well as immunomodulators, are demonstrating unparalleled development and study across the entire spectrum of human malignancy. This review summarizes the current state of biologic therapies for esophageal, esophagogastric, and gastric malignancies, including those that target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), c-Met, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and immunomodulators...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736435/extracellular-vesicles-in-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Diana Karpman, Anne-Lie Ståhl, Ida Arvidsson
Extracellular vesicles, such as exosomes and microvesicles, are host cell-derived packages of information that allow cell-cell communication and enable cells to rid themselves of unwanted substances. The release and uptake of extracellular vesicles has important physiological functions and may also contribute to the development and propagation of inflammatory, vascular, malignant, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases. This Review describes the different types of extracellular vesicles, how they are detected and the mechanisms by which they communicate with cells and transfer information...
July 24, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736388/physical-activity-and-characteristics-of-the-carotid-artery-wall-in-high-risk-patients-the-smart-second-manifestations-of-arterial-disease-study
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H Myrthe Boss, Yolanda van der Graaf, Frank L J Visseren, Renske M Van den Berg-Vos, Michiel L Bots, Gert Jan de Borst, Maarten J Cramer, L Jaap Kappelle, Mirjam I Geerlings
BACKGROUND: Physical activity reduces the risk of vascular disease. This benefit is not entirely explained through an effect on vascular risk factors. We examined the relationship of physical activity and characteristics of the carotid artery wall in patients with vascular disease or risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cross-sectional analyses were performed in 9578 patients from the SMART (Second Manifestations of Arterial Disease) study, a prospective cohort study among patients with vascular disease or risk factors...
July 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736291/clinical-and-hemodynamic-correlates-and-prognostic-value-of-ve-vco2-slope-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Sebastiaan H C Klaassen, Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Kevin Damman, P van der Meer, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen
BACKGROUND: Impaired exercise capacity is one of the hallmarks of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), but the clinical and hemodynamic correlates and prognostic value of exercise testing in patients with HFpEF is unknown. METHODS: Patients with HFpEF (Left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≥ 45%) and pulmonary hypertension, underwent cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPX) to measure maximal (peak VO2) and sub maximal (ventilatory equivalent for carbon dioxide [VE/VCO2] slope) exercise capacity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736262/bdnf-a-key-player-in-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Bogusław Machaliński
Neurotrophins (NTs) were first identified as target-derived survival factors for neurons of the central and peripheral nervous system (PNS). They are known to control neural cell fate, development and function. Independently of their neuronal properties, NTs exert unique cardiovascular activity. The heart is innervated by sensory, sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons, which require NTs during early development and in the establishment of mature properties, contributing to the maintenance of cardiovascular homeostasis...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736253/selective-er-%C3%AE-agonist-alleviates-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-ovariectomized-type-2-diabetic-rats
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Seema Bansal, Kanwaljit Chopra
Postmenopausal diabetic women represent a specific risk group with a greater incidence of vascular deficits as compared with age-matched men or non-diabetic women. 17β-estradiol is the mainstay therapy for menopause and associated complications; however, its vasculoprotective effect is lost in women with diabetes. Although, exact mechanism of dichotomous effect of estrogen has not been delineated but it may be due to, differential activation of ER-α and β during disease conditions such as diabetes. Thus main objective of our study was to characterize the specific estrogen receptor which could be selectively targeted to achieve vasculoprotection in postmenopausal diabetic situation...
July 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735994/kidney-transplantation-using-gonadal-vein-for-venous-anastomosis-in-patients-with-iliac-vein-thrombosis-or-stenosis-a-series-of-cases
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J B G de Cerqueira, C M C de Oliveira, B G B Silva, L C O Santos, A G Fernandes, P F C B C Fernandes, E L Maia
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. The standard surgery uses the recipient's iliac vessels for vascular anastomosis. Thrombosis and/or stenosis of the iliac vein, which are possible complications of multiple vascular access points for dialysis, can be detected intraoperatively, constituting a surgical challenge. An infrequently reported option is the use of the gonadal vein. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of venous anastomosis in the gonadal vein in patients with iliac vein thrombosis and/or stenosis submitted to kidney transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735951/presentation-clinical-features-and-results-of-intervention-in-upper-extremity-fibromuscular-dysplasia
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Nancy Nguyen, Aditya Sharma, Jonathan K West, Maya Serhal, Ellen Brinza, Heather L Gornik, Esther S H Kim
BACKGROUND: We present a case series of upper extremity fibromuscular dysplasia (UE FMD) consisting of 22 patients from two tertiary referral centers focusing on clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, and interventional outcomes. FMD is a noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic arteriopathy that has a predisposition for middle-aged women. Involvement of the UE is thought to be rare. Patients with UE FMD can present with claudication or ischemia, or they can be incidentally diagnosed...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735838/cardiovascular-effects-of-air-pollution
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REVIEW
Thomas Bourdrel, Marie-Abèle Bind, Yannick Béjot, Olivier Morel, Jean-François Argacha
Air pollution is composed of particulate matter (PM) and gaseous pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and ozone. PM is classified according to size into coarse particles (PM10), fine particles (PM2.5) and ultrafine particles. We aim to provide an original review of the scientific evidence from epidemiological and experimental studies examining the cardiovascular effects of outdoor air pollution. Pooled epidemiological studies reported that a 10μg/m(3) increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 was associated with an 11% increase in cardiovascular mortality...
July 20, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735646/hyperhomocysteinemia-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-and-pyroptosis-a-proposal
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Mahavir Singh, Suresh C Tyagi
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and pyroptosis cause irreversible vascular changes in the eyes leading to central vision loss in patients. It is the most common eye disease affecting millions of people aged 50years or older, and is slowly becoming a major health problem worldwide. The disease mainly affects macula lutea, an oval-shaped pigmented area surrounding fovea near the center of retina, a region responsible for visual acuity. It is fairly a complex disease as genetics of patients, environmental triggers as well as risk factors such as age, family history of CVDs, diabetes, gender, obesity, race, hyperopia, iris color, smoking, diabetes, exposure to sun light and pyroptosis have all been clubbed together as probable causes of macular degeneration...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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