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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432604/phosphate-imbalance-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
E C Christopoulou, T D Filippatos, E Megapanou, M S Elisaf, G Liamis
Patients with heart failure often exhibit electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyponatremia or hypokalemia/hyperkalemia. Although not as common as the other electrolyte disturbances observed in patients with heart failure, phosphate imbalance is also of high importance in this population. The aim of this review is to present the mechanisms of low or high phosphate serum levels in patients with heart failure and its role in the pathogenesis and progression of heart dysfunction. Hypophosphatemia in patients with heart failure may be the result of co-existing electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities, pharmacological treatments, decreased intestinal absorption or secondary to sympathetic nervous system activation and co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus or heavy alcohol consumption...
April 22, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425047/can-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-antibody-reverse-radiation-necrosis-a-preclinical-investigation
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Chong Duan, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Liya Yuan, John A Engelbach, Scott C Beeman, Christina I Tsien, Keith M Rich, Robert E Schmidt, Joseph J H Ackerman, Joel R Garbow
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) antibodies are a promising new treatment for late time-to-onset radiation-induced necrosis (RN). We sought to evaluate and validate the response to anti-VEGF antibody in a mouse model of RN. Mice were irradiated with the Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion™ and then treated with anti-VEGF antibody, beginning at post-irradiation (PIR) week 8. RN progression was monitored via anatomic and diffusion MRI from weeks 4-12 PIR. Standard histology, using haematoxylin and eosin (H&E), and immunohistochemistry staining were used to validate the response to treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417604/rotational-atherectomy-in-the-subadventitial-space-to-allow-safe-and-successful-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-pushing-the-limit-further
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Giuliana Capretti, Mauro Carlino, Antonio Colombo, Lorenzo Azzalini
Dissection and re-entry (DR) techniques have played a key role in the increase of success rates of chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization. DR usually allows wiring complex occlusions, even in case of important calcification. In extreme cases, such as in balloon failure-to-cross, rotational atherectomy (RA) might be decisive. However, according to experts' recommendations, RA should not be performed in dissection planes because of the high risk of perforation and further extending the dissection, so that its use after DR might be limited...
April 18, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416300/pyrophosphate-supplementation-prevents-chronic-and-acute-calcification-in-abcc6-deficient-mice
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Viola Pomozi, Christopher Brampton, Koen van de Wetering, Janna Zoll, Bianca Calio, Kevin Pham, Jesse B Owens, Joel Marh, Stefan Moisyadi, András Váradi, Ludovic Martin, Carolin Bauer, Jeanette Erdmann, Zouhair Aherrahrou, Olivier Le Saux
Soft tissue calcification occurs in several common acquired pathologies, such as diabetes and hypercholesterolemia, or can result from genetic disorders. ABCC6, a transmembrane transporter primarily expressed in liver and kidneys, initiates a molecular pathway inhibiting ectopic calcification. ABCC6 facilitates the cellular efflux of ATP, which is rapidly converted into pyrophosphate (PPi), a major calcification inhibitor. Heritable mutations in ABCC6 underlie the incurable calcification disorder pseudoxanthoma elasticum and some cases of generalized arterial calcification of infancy...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406954/therapeutic-efficacy-of-intra-articular-hyaluronan-derivative-and-platelet-rich-plasma-in-mice-following-axial-tibial-loading
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Xin Duan, Linda J Sandell, Nobuaki Chinzei, Nilsson Holguin, Matthew J Silva, Antonella Schiavinato, Muhammad Farooq Rai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic potential of intra-articular hyaluronan-derivative HYADD® 4-G and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in a mouse model of non-invasive joint injury. METHODS: Non-invasive axial tibial loading was used to induce joint injury in 10-week-old C57BL/6J mice (n = 86). Mice underwent a single loading of either 6 Newton (N) or 9N axial tibial compression. HYADD® 4-G was injected intra-articularly at 8 mg/mL or 15 mg/mL either before or after loading with or without PRP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379216/nicorandil-attenuates-neuronal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-associated-with-murine-model-of-vascular-calcification
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Sriram Ravindran, Krithika Swaminathan, Abhinaya Ramesh, Gino A Kurian
Evidences suggest that the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cerebrovascular diseases related cognitive decline in dialysis patients. As mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated in neurodegenerative disorders, we hypothesized that changes in brain mitochondria occur due to vascular calcification induced by renal failure and the opening of the mitochondrial potassium channel using nicorandil may prevent its dysfunction. Brain tissues from rats with vascular calcification were studied...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345303/arterial-ageing-from-endothelial-dysfunction-to-vascular-calcification
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M Tesauro, A Mauriello, V Rovella, M Annicchiarico-Petruzzelli, C Cardillo, G Melino, N Di Daniele
Complex structural and functional changes occur in the arterial system with advancing age. The aged artery is characterized by changes in microRNA expression patterns, autophagy, smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, and arterial calcification with progressively increased mechanical vessel rigidity and stiffness. With age the vascular smooth muscle cells modify their phenotype from contractile to 'synthetic' determining the development of intimal thickening as early as the second decade of life as an adaptive response to forces acting on the arterial wall...
May 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332248/citrate-attenuates-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-renal-failure-rats
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Yan Ou, Zengying Liu, Shuiqin Li, Xiaojing Zhu, Yan Lin, Jin Han, Zhaoyang Duan, Lining Jia, Baosong Gui
Vascular calcification (VC) is a major contributor of cardiovascular dysfunction in chronic renal failure (CRF). Citrate binds calcium and inhibits the growth of calcium crystals. This present study intends to evaluate the effect of citrate on VC in adenine-induced CRF rats. The rats were randomly divided into five groups: the control group, the citrate control group, model group, model rats with low-dose treatment of citrate (216 mg/kg) and model rats with high-dose treatment of citrate (746 mg/kg). The rats were euthanized at 5 weeks with their blood and aorta in detection...
March 23, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296742/pseudohypoparathyroidism-with-basal-ganglia-calcification-a-case-report-of-rare-cause-of-reversible-parkinsonism
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Cheng-Yuan Song, Zhen-Xiang Zhao, Wei Li, Cong-Cong Sun, Yi-Ming Liu
RATIONALE: Parkinsonism can be secondary to many internal diseases, in some certain conditions, it seems that the clinical manifestations of parkinsonism presenting reversible. We report a case of patient with parkinsonism secondary to pseudohypoparathyroidism, who improved markedly after the supplement of serum calcium. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: A 52-year-old woman with acute parkinsonism was diagnosed as pseudohypoparathyroidism after the conducting of brain computed tomography, laboratory examinations, and gene detection...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292746/robust-generation-of-quiescent-porcine-valvular-interstitial-cell-cultures
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Ana M Porras, Nicole C A van Engeland, Evelyn Marchbanks, Ann McCormack, Carlijn V C Bouten, Magdi H Yacoub, Najma Latif, Kristyn S Masters
BACKGROUND: Valvular interstitial cells (VICs) in the healthy aortic valve leaflet exhibit a quiescent phenotype, with <5% of VICs exhibiting an activated phenotype. Yet, in vitro culture of VICs on tissue culture polystyrene surfaces in standard growth medium results in rapid transformation to an activated phenotype in >90% of cells. The inability to preserve a healthy VIC phenotype during in vitro studies has hampered the elucidation of mechanisms involved in calcific aortic valve disease...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286773/the-strategy-to-prevent-and-regress-the-vascular-calcification-in-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Nai-Ching Chen, Chih-Yang Hsu, Chien-Liang Chen
The high prevalence of arterial calcification in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is far beyond the explanation by common cardiovascular risk factors such as aging, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. The finding relies on the fact that vascular and valvular calcifications are predictors of cardiovascular diseases and mortality in persons with chronic renal failure. In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus and blood pressure control, other ESRD-related risks such as phosphate retention, excess calcium, and prolonged dialysis time also contribute to the development of vascular calcification...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286758/role-of-vitamin-d-in-uremic-vascular-calcification
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REVIEW
Yi-Chou Hou, Wen-Chih Liu, Cai-Mei Zheng, Jing-Quan Zheng, Tzung-Hai Yen, Kuo-Cheng Lu
The risk of cardiovascular death is 10 times higher in patients with CKD (chronic kidney disease) than in those without CKD. Vascular calcification, common in patients with CKD, is a predictor of cardiovascular mortality. Vitamin D deficiency, another complication of CKD, is associated with vascular calcification in patients with CKD. GFR decline, proteinuria, tubulointerstitial injury, and the therapeutic dose of active form vitamin D aggravate vitamin D deficiency and reduce its pleiotropic effect on the cardiovascular system...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260028/gremlin-1-suppression-increases-bmp-2-induced-osteogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Kongzu Hu, Heyan Sun, Binjie Gui, Cong Sui
Previous research focusing on rodent cells and animal models has demonstrated that gremlin-1 antagonizes bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in order to suppress osteogenesis. However, the impact of gremlin‑1 on osteogenesis in human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to test the effects of gremlin-1 on viability and in vitro BMP-2-induced osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Gremlin‑1‑specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) inhibited gremlin‑1 mRNA and protein expression in human MSCs...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259914/dynamics-of-mmp%C3%A2-9-mmp%C3%A2-2-and-timp%C3%A2-1-in-a-rat-model-of-brain-injury-combined-with-traumatic-heterotopic-ossification
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Wei-Zhe Shi, Jin-Yong Ju, Hai-Jun Xiao, Feng Xue, Jiang Wu, Ming-Mang Pan, Wei-Feng Ni
The present study aimed to detect early changes in the concentration of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), matrix metalloproteinase‑2 (MMP‑2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase‑1 (TIMP‑1) in a rat model of brain injury combined with traumatic heterotopic ossification (HO). A total of 132 male Sprague‑Dawley rats were used to establish the experimental and control groups. Anatomy and sample collection were conducted on postoperative days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining were performed for local tissues...
April 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235711/race-ethnic-and-sex-disparities-in-the-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-abdominal-aortic-calcification-association-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Rosemay A Remigio-Baker, Matthew A Allison, Nketi I Forbang, Rohit Loomba, Cheryl A M Anderson, Matthew Budoff, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Roger S Blumenthal, Pamela Ouyang, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study investigated the associations of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) volume and density, and whether these relationships vary by race/ethnicity and/or sex, information that are limited in current literature. METHODS: We studied 1004 adults from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis to assess the relationship between NAFLD (liver-to-spleen ratio <1) and the following measures of AAC: presence (volume score >0, using Poisson regression); change in volume score (increasing vs...
March 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167849/crosstalk-between-vitamins-a-b12-d-k-c-and-e-status-and-arterial-stiffness
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REVIEW
Ioana Mozos, Dana Stoian, Constantin Tudor Luca
Arterial stiffness is associated with cardiovascular risk, morbidity, and mortality. The present paper reviews the main vitamins related to arterial stiffness and enabling destiffening, their mechanisms of action, providing a brief description of the latest studies in the area, and their implications for primary cardiovascular prevention, clinical practice, and therapy. Despite inconsistent evidence for destiffening induced by vitamin supplementation in several randomized clinical trials, positive results were obtained in specific populations...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128382/reproducible-in-vitro-model-for-dystrophic-calcification-of-cardiac-valvular-interstitial-cells-insights-into-the-mechanisms-of-calcific-aortic-valvular-disease
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Heather A Cirka, Johana Uribe, Vivian Liang, Frederick J Schoen, Kristen L Billiar
Calcific aortic valvular disease (CAVD) is the most prevalent valvular pathology in the United States. Development of a pharmacologic agent to slow, halt, or reverse calcification has proven to be unsuccessful as still much remains unknown about the mechanisms of disease initiation. Although in vitro models of some features of CAVD exist, their utility is limited by the inconsistency of the size and time course of the calcified cell aggregates. In this study, we introduce and verify a highly reproducible in vitro method for studying dystrophic calcification of cardiac valvular interstitial cells, considered to be a key mechanism of clinical CAVD...
January 27, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124567/phase-contrast-mri-evaluation-of-haemodynamic-changes-induces-by-a-coeliac-axis-stenosis-in-the-gastroduodenal-artery
#18
Audrey Haquin, Monica Sigovan, Salim Si-Mohamed, Jean-Yves Mabrut, Anne-Frédérique Manichon, Melisa Bakir, Agnès Rode, Loïc Boussel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between the gastroduodenal artery (GDA) haemodynamic changes and the degree of coeliac axis (CA) stenosis using phase-contrast MRI. METHODS: The study was institutional review board approved, and written informed consent was obtained from patients included prospectively. A two-dimensional phase-contrast MRI was performed in 23 patients scheduled for a potential complex supramesocolic surgery, in a plane perpendicular to the GDA, during inspiration and expiration...
April 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123180/magnesium-prevents-phosphate-induced-vascular-calcification-via-trpm7-and-pit-1-in-an-aortic-tissue-culture-model
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Tomohiro Sonou, Masaki Ohya, Mitsuru Yashiro, Asuka Masumoto, Yuri Nakashima, Teppei Ito, Toru Mima, Shigeo Negi, Hiromi Kimura-Suda, Takashi Shigematsu
Previous clinical and experimental studies have indicated that magnesium may prevent vascular calcification (VC), but mechanistic characterization has not been reported. This study investigated the influence of increasing magnesium concentrations on VC in a rat aortic tissue culture model. Aortic segments from male Sprague-Dawley rats were incubated in serum-supplemented high-phosphate medium for 10 days. The magnesium concentration in this medium was increased to demonstrate its role in preventing VC, which was assessed by imaging and spectroscopy...
January 26, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057890/in-vitro-3d-model-and-mirna-drug-delivery-to-target-calcific-aortic-valve-disease
#20
REVIEW
Casper F T van der Ven, Pin-Jou Wu, Mark W Tibbitt, Alain van Mil, Joost P G Sluijter, Robert Langer, Elena Aikawa
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is the most prevalent valvular heart disease in the Western population, claiming 17000 deaths per year in the United States and affecting 25% of people older than 65 years of age. Contrary to traditional belief, CAVD is not a passive, degenerative disease but rather a dynamic disease, where initial cellular changes in the valve leaflets progress into fibrotic lesions that induce valve thickening and calcification. Advanced thickening and calcification impair valve function and lead to aortic stenosis (AS)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
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