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V V Muthusamy
Cardiovascular disease burden is increasing all over the world. The diagnosis of hypertension is considered when a person has persistently elevated BP (Systolic BP more than 140 mmHg and/or Diastolic BP more than 90 mmHg). Dyslipidemia denotes abnormal levels of lipids in the blood (Total Cholesterol >200 mg%, Low density lipoprotein (LDL) >100 mg%, Triglycerides (TGL) >150 mg% and High density lipoprotein (HDL) <40 mg in men and < 50 mg in women. Hypertension and Dyslipidemia constitute the important components of metabolic syndrome as per the definition of NCEP Guidelines-Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
A J Mitchell, N L Mills, D E Newby, N L M Cruden
AIMS: To determine the reproducibility of flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and nitrate-mediated dilation (NMD) in the assessment of radial artery vasomotor function, and to examine the effect of transradial catheterisation on radial artery injury and recovery. METHODS: Radial artery FMD and NMD were examined in 20 volunteers and 20 patients on four occasions (two visits at least 24 hours apart, with two assessments at each visit). In a further 10 patients, radial artery FMD was assessed in the catheterised arm prior to, at 24 hours and 3 months following cardiac catheterisation...
2016: Open Heart
Weifeng Luo, Christy M Guth, Olukemi Jolayemi, Craig L Duvall, Colleen Marie Brophy, Joyce Cheung-Flynn
Vascular stretch injury is associated with blunt trauma, vascular surgical procedures, and harvest of human saphenous vein for use in vascular bypass grafting. A model of subfailure overstretch in rat abdominal aorta was developed to characterize surgical vascular stretch injury. Longitudinal stretch of rat aorta was characterized ex vivo. Stretch to the haptic endpoint, where the tissues would no longer lengthen, occurred at twice the resting length. The stress produced at this length was greater than physiologic mechanical forces but well below the level of mechanical disruption...
2016: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Chia-Ying Li, Mei-Ling Chen
Chemotherapy is a common adjuvant therapy for breast cancer that improves survival rates by killing residual cancer cells. However, this intervention may damage the germ cells within the ovary and interrupt the menstrual cycle, ultimately leading to chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea (CIA). The incidence of CIA depends on how broadly this term is defined. Around 75% of premenopausal breast cancer women treated with chemotherapy will develop CIA. Age, having a relatively long chemotherapy cycle duration, being estrogen-receptor positive, and using Tamoxifen all increase the risk of CIA...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Vincent A Jourdain, Chris C Tang, Florian Holtbernd, Christian Dresel, Yoon Young Choi, Yilong Ma, Vijay Dhawan, David Eidelberg
Levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) is the most common, disruptive complication of Parkinson's disease (PD) pharmacotherapy, yet despite decades of research, the changes in regional brain function underlying LID remain largely unknown. We previously found that the cerebral vasomotor and metabolic responses to levodopa are dissociated in PD subjects. Nonetheless, it is unclear whether levodopa-mediated dissociation is exaggerated in LID or distinguishes LID from non-LID subjects. To explore this possibility, we used dual-tracer positron emission tomography to quantify regional cerebral blood flow and metabolic activity in 28 PD subjects (14 LID, 14 non-LID), scanned before and during intravenous levodopa infusion...
September 22, 2016: JCI Insight
Rebecca C Thurston, B Delia Johnson, Chrisandra L Shufelt, Glenn D Braunstein, Sarah L Berga, Frank Z Stanczyk, Carl J Pepine, Vera Bittner, Steven E Reis, Diane V Thompson, Sheryl F Kelsey, George Sopko, C Noel Bairey Merz
OBJECTIVE: Studies have linked vasomotor symptoms (VMS) to markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, yet few have considered clinical cardiovascular events. Data suggest that associations may depend upon the age that symptoms occur. We examined associations between VMS and cardiovascular events and endothelial function, considering age of symptom onset. METHODS: The Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation enrolled women referred for coronary angiography for suspected myocardial ischemia...
September 26, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
David F Archer, Ellen W Freeman, Barry S Komm, Kelly A Ryan, Ching-Ray Yu, Sebastian Mirkin, JoAnn V Pinkerton
OBJECTIVES: Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA) reduced menopause-related hot flashes (HFs) in the Selective estrogens, Menopause, And Response to Therapy (SMART) trials. This post hoc pooled analysis of SMART-1 and -2 further characterized effects of CE/BZA on HFs in the overall population and patient subgroups. METHODS: Data from two randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled, phase 3 studies were pooled for nonhysterectomized postmenopausal women with moderate/severe HFs given CE 0...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
M F Garrido-Oyarzún, C Castelo-Branco
The increase in cancer incidence in younger people and the significant improvement in long and permanent remission have brought concern about their reproductive future and quality of life. Up to two-thirds of adult female patients undergoing chemotherapy for malignancies eventually develop premature ovarian failure. This condition is related to many complaints including vasomotor symptoms, osteoporosis, increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Therefore, protection against iatrogenic infertility and loss of endocrine ovarian function caused by chemotherapy is currently of high priority...
September 17, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
V V Muthusamy
Cardiovascular disease burden is increasing all over the world. The diagnosis of hypertension is considered when a person has persistently elevated BP (Systolic BP more than 140 mmHg and/or Diastolic BP more than 90 mmHg). Dyslipidemia denotes abnormal levels of lipids in the blood (Total Cholesterol >200 mg%, Low density lipoprotein (LDL) >100 mg%, Triglycerides (TGL) >150 mg% and High density lipoprotein (HDL) <40 mg in men and < 50 mg in women. Hypertension and Dyslipidemia constitute the important components of metabolic syndrome as per the definition of NCEP Guidelines-Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
P Hadji, K A Ryan, C-R Yu, S Mirkin, Barry S Komm
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene (CE/BZA) on bone mineral density (BMD), bone turnover markers (BTM), and menopause-specific quality of life (MENQOL) in European women. METHODS: Data through 12 months were pooled from two double-blind, randomized, controlled trials in non-hysterectomized postmenopausal women who received CE/BZA or placebo. Women from European study sites with evaluable BMD (n = 60), BTM (n = 56), and MENQOL questionnaire (n = 236) data were included and compared with 1523 women from US study sites (n = 730 with evaluable data for bone outcomes)...
October 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Fiorentina Roviezzo, Vincenzo Brancaleone, Valentina Mattera Iacono, Antonio Bertolino, Giovanna De Cunto, Valentina Vellecco, Giuseppe Lungarella, Monica Lucattelli, Giuseppe Cirino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The majority of the severe vascular complications in fibrosis are a consequence of a deregulated activity of mediators controlling vasomotor tone. One of the most important of these mediators is endothelin-1 (ET-1). Here, we have investigated the role of proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) in the vascular dysfunction in a model of fibrosis, using tight-skin (Tsk) mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Aortas were collected from Tsk, transgenic over-expressing PAR2 (TgPAR2), PAR2 deficient (PAR2(-/-) ) or the corresponding WT mice...
September 14, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Jacek Bil, Robert J Gil
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have emerged as an interesting alternative since the presence of the prosthesis in the coronary artery is transient. This technology enables to restore the normal vasomotor tone and allows positive remodeling, simultaneously reducing the trigger for persistent inflammation and facilitating further interventions by percutaneous or surgical means. Absorb BVS(®) is the first generation everolimus-eluting poly-L-lactide (PLLA) bioresorbable scaffold. In recent meta-analyses Absorb BVS(®) was definitely proved to be safe and effective device in the treatment of symptomatic coronary artery disease...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Shinichi Otani, Taiji Nagaoka, Tsuneaki Omae, Ichiro Tanano, Takayuki Kamiya, Shinji Ono, Travis W Hein, Lih Kuo, Akitoshi Yoshida
PURPOSE: Although endothelium-dependent nitric oxide (NO)-mediated dilation of retinal arterioles has been well described, the role of endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF) in the retinal arteriolar response remains unclear. In the current study, we examined the contribution of EDHF to the retinal arteriolar dilation to the inflammatory agent histamine and investigated the signaling mechanisms underlying this vasomotor activity. METHODS: Porcine retinal arterioles were isolated, cannulated, and pressurized without flow for functional study by using video microscopic techniques...
September 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Michael R Pinsky
The primary role of the right ventricle (RV) is to deliver all the blood it receives per beat into the pulmonary circulation without causing right atrial pressure to rise. To the extent that it also does not impede left ventricular (LV) filling, cardiac output responsiveness to increased metabolic demand is optimized. Since cardiac output is a function of metabolic demand of the body, during stress and exercise states the flow to the RV can vary widely. Also, instantaneous venous return varies widely for a constant cardiac output as ventilatory efforts alter the dynamic pressure gradient for venous return...
September 10, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Timo Siepmann, Elka Frenz, Ana Isabel Penzlin, Susan Goelz, Wagner Zago, Ingeborg Friehs, Marie Luise Kubasch, Miriam Wienecke, Matthias Löhle, Wiebke Schrempf, Kristian Barlinn, Joachim Siegert, Alexander Storch, Heinz Reichmann, Ben Min-Woo Illigens
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic nervous system disturbances including sweating abnormalities and cardiovascular symptoms are frequent in Parkinson's disease (PD) and often precede motor involvement. Cholinergic vasomotor and sudomotor skin nerves are impaired in patients with PD even at early disease stages. We hypothesized that adrenergic pilomotor nerve function is similarly impaired in early PD and might constitute a novel diagnostic target. METHODS: We conducted a study in 12 PD patients (Hoehn&Yahr 1-2) and 12 healthy control subjects...
October 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Na-Na Ping, Yan-Ni Mi, Dong-Zheng Liu, Sai Zhang, Jing-Guo Chen, Yong-Xiao Cao
Cyclosporine A (CsA) induces hypertension after transplantation. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) was found to have hypotensive/vasoprotective effects in the cardiovascular system. The present study aims to investigate the role of H2S on CsA-induced vascular function disorder in rats. Rats were subcutaneously injected with CsA 25 mg/kg for 21 days. Blood pressure was measured by the tail-cuff method. Vasomotion was determined using a sensitive myograph. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to quantify the protein expression of endothelin type A (ETA) receptor and essential MAPK pathway molecules...
August 27, 2016: Cardiovascular Toxicology
Sammy Sinno, Karan Mehta, Z-Hye Lee, Sarah Kidwai, Pierre B Saadeh, Michael R Lee
BACKGROUND: Inferior turbinate hypertrophy is often encountered by plastic surgeons who perform rhinoplasty. Many treatment options are available to treat the inferior turbinate. The objective of this study was to systematically review outcomes of available techniques and provide guidance to surgical turbinate management. METHODS: A MEDLINE search was performed for means of treating inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Studies selected focused on treatment of the inferior turbinate in isolation and excluding patients with refractory allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, or hypertrophic rhinitis...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Donald G Puro, Ryohsuke Kohmoto, Yasushi Fujita, Thomas W Gardner, Dolly A Padovani-Claudio
Pathological angiogenesis, as seen in many inflammatory, immune, malignant, and ischemic disorders, remains an immense health burden despite new molecular therapies. It is likely that further therapeutic progress requires a better understanding of neovascular pathophysiology. Surprisingly, even though transmembrane voltage is well known to regulate vascular function, no previous bioelectric analysis of pathological angiogenesis has been reported. Using the perforated-patch technique to measure vascular voltages in human retinal neovascular specimens and rodent models of retinal neovascularization, we discovered that pathological neovessels generate extraordinarily high voltage...
August 30, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Steven I Present, Jerome H Check
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is a common disorder of the oral mucosa. The symptoms can range from a minor nuisance to severe forms that can be extremely debilitating. Two cases of chronic aphthous stomatitis are described. The patients sought help to ameliorate vasomotor symptoms. A diagnosis of sympathetic nervous system hypofunction was established. Treatment was aimed at restoring normal sympathetic function by the administration of dextroamphetamine sulfate. Since the patients have been on the amphetamine salts, neither their vasomotor symptoms nor their aphthous lesions have returned...
June 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Ebbe Boedtkjer, Vladimir V Matchkov, Donna M B Boedtkjer, Christian Aalkjaer
Cl(-) and HCO3 (-) are the most prevalent membrane-permeable anions in the intra- and extracellular spaces of the vascular wall. Outwardly directed electrochemical gradients for Cl(-) and HCO3 (-) permit anion channel opening to depolarize vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells. Transporters and channels for Cl(-) and HCO3 (-) also modify vascular contractility and structure independently of membrane potential. Transport of HCO3 (-) regulates intracellular pH and thereby modifies the activity of enzymes, ion channels, and receptors...
September 2016: Physiology
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