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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337437/bioengineering-approaches-to-mature-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Xuetao Sun, Sara S Nunes
Human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CM) represent a potential unlimited cell supply for cardiac tissue engineering and possibly regenerative medicine applications. However, hPSC-CMs produced by current protocols are not representative of native adult human cardiomyocytes as they display immature gene expression profile, structure and function. In order to improve hPSC-CM maturity and function, various approaches have been developed, including genetic manipulations to induce gene expression, delivery of biochemical factors, such as triiodothyronine and alpha-adrenergic agonist phenylephrine, induction of cell alignment in 3D tissues, mechanical stress as a mimic of cardiac load and electrical stimulation/pacing or a combination of these...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334715/potassium-channel-independent-relaxing-influence-of-adipose-tissue-on-mouse-carotid-artery
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Marta Laskowski, Cathrin Andersson, Emilie Eliasson, Veronika Golubinskaya, Holger Nilsson
Since the cardiovascular consequences of obesity reportedly vary in different types of obesity, we investigated the influence of adipose tissue from different locales on the phenylephrine-induced tone of the mouse carotid artery. Vessels were mounted in a Mulvany-Halpern-type wire myograph, and adipose tissue, from the back (brown) or mesenteric or inguinal subcutaneous (white), was placed around the artery. Contractile responses to phenylephrine were not affected by brown adipose tissue but were reduced (p < 0...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332265/antidiuretic-and-antinatriuretic-response-to-high-salt-load-in-normotensive-wistar-kyoto-rats-role-of-alpha-1a-adrenoreceptors
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R N Kazi, M A Sattar, E J Johns
Altered renal adrenergic responses have been recognized as pathophysiological responses to high salt intake. This study aims to investigate the influence of 6 weeks of high salt diet on α1A -adrenoceptor regulation of renal tubular antinatriuretic and antidiuretic response in normal Wistar Kyoto rats. To achieve the above objective, antinatriuretic and antidiuretic response to phenylephrine was measured in the absence and presence of 5-methylurapidil (5-MeU) using the inulin clearance method. Systemic mean arterial blood pressure and renal haemodynamics were also measured simultaneously...
January 2017: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331064/maternal-separation-diminishes-alpha-adrenergic-receptors-density-and-function-in-renal-vasculature-from-male-wistar-kyoto-rats
#4
Analia S Loria, Jeffrey L Osborn
Adult rats exposed to maternal separation (MatSep) are normotensive but display lower glomerular filtration rate and increased renal neuroadrenergic drive. The aim of this study was to determine the renal alpha-adrenergic receptor density and the renal vascular responsiveness to adrenergic stimulation in male rats exposed to MatSep. In addition, baroreflex sensitivity was assessed to determine a component of neural control of the vasculature. Using tissue collected from 4-month-old MatSep and control rats, alpha 1-adrenergic receptors (α1-ARs) were measured in renal cortex and isolated renal vasculature using receptor binding assay, and the α-AR subtype gene expression was determined by RT-PCR...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322415/association-between-us-norepinephrine-shortage-and-mortality-among-patients-with-septic-shock
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Emily Vail, Hayley B Gershengorn, May Hua, Allan J Walkey, Gordon Rubenfeld, Hannah Wunsch
Importance: Drug shortages in the United States are common, but their effect on patient care and outcomes has rarely been reported. Objective: To assess changes to patient care and outcomes associated with a 2011 national shortage of norepinephrine, the first-line vasopressor for septic shock. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of 26 US hospitals in the Premier Healthcare Database with a baseline rate of norepinephrine use of at least 60% for patients with septic shock...
March 21, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319954/comparison-of-initial-vasopressors-used-for-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Bhaskar Roy, Louise D McCullough, Rajat Dhar, James Grady, Yu-Bo Wang, Robert J Brown
BACKGROUND: The main reason for morbidity after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI). The mainstay of medical therapy for treating DCI is induced hypertension with vasopressors to restore cerebral perfusion. Both phenylephrine (PE) and norepinephrine (NE) are commonly used for induced hypertension, but the impact of the initial choice of vasopressor on the efficacy, adverse effects, or outcome after hemodynamic therapy for DCI is unknown. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with aSAH between January 2012 and October 2014, who developed DCI (defined as new focal deficit or decline in Glasgow Coma Score) and in which PE (n = 45) or NE (n = 18) treatment was initiated were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319651/mediterranean-tomato-based-sofrito-protects-against-vascular-alterations-in-obese-zucker-rats-by-preserving-no-bioavailability
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Rosalia Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Francesc Jiménez-Altayó, Laia Alsina, Yara Onetti, Jose F de Alvarenga, Carmen Claro, Elena Ogalla, Nuria Casals, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventos
SCOPE: Sofrito, a key component of the Mediterranean diet, provides nutritional interest due to its high content in bioactive compounds from tomato and olive oil, and especially to the lipid matrix in which these compounds are found. In this study, the potential beneficial effects of dietary intake of sofrito on obesity-related vascular alterations were explored in obese Zucker rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Obese and lean rats were fed a control diet supplemented or not with 2% (w/w) sofrito for 8 weeks...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315343/inhibition-of-agonist-induced-smooth-muscle-contraction-by-picotamide-in-the-male-human-lower-urinary-tract-outflow-region
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Martin Hennenberg, Alexander Tamalunas, Yiming Wang, Patrick Keller, Melanie Schott, Frank Strittmatter, Annika Herlemann, Qingfeng Yu, Beata Rutz, Anna Ciotkowska, Christian G Stief, Christian Gratzke
Male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to bladder outlet obstruction are characterized by abnormal smooth muscle contractions in the lower urinary tract. Alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists may induce smooth muscle relaxation in the outflow region and represent the current goldstandard of medical treatment. However, results may be unsatisfactory or inadequate. Apart from α1-adrenoceptor agonists, smooth muscle contraction in the outflow region may be induced by thromboxane A2 (TXA2), endothelins, or muscarinic receptor agonists...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306633/race-and-sex-differences-in-cardiovascular-%C3%AE-adrenergic-and-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-responsiveness-in-men-and-women-with-high-blood-pressure
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Andrew Sherwood, LaBarron K Hill, James A Blumenthal, Kristy S Johnson, Alan L Hinderliter
OBJECTIVE: Hypertension is associated with unfavorable changes in adrenergic receptor responsiveness, but the relationship of race and sex to adrenergic receptor responsiveness in the development of cardiovascular disease is unclear. This study examined α-adrenergic and ß-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in African-American and white men and women with untreated high blood pressure (BP) (HBP) and with normal BP. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study sample comprised 161 African-American and white men and women in the age range 25-45 years...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302533/strabismus-measurements-in-adults-before-and-after-pupil-dilation
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Sean S Rivera, Michael S Lee, Scott Lunos, Jill S Anderson, Erick D Bothun
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of dilating drops on strabismus measurements in adults. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study METHODS: Patients age 18 and older with strabismus underwent a standard evaluation of ocular motility, stereopsis, and ocular alignment with alternate prism cover test by a certified orthoptist. After pupil dilation with 2.5% phenylephrine and 1% tropicamide, ocular alignment was re-measured in primary gaze at 6 meters, at 1/3 meter and at 1/3 meter with a +3...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302226/severe-anaphylactic-reaction-to-preoperative-aspiration-prophylaxis
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Faraz Shafiq, Muhammad Irfan -Ul- Haq, Muhammad Sohaib
It is a case of severe anaphylactic reaction in a young female who had received aspiration prophylaxis preoperatively. Patient required intensive care and developed severe lactic acidosis. She responded very well to fluid and phenylephrine boluses and later on norepinephrine infusion.
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298655/dual-nep-ece-inhibition-improves-endothelial-function-in-mesenteric-resistance-arteries-of-32-week-old-shr
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Pieter Lemkens, Leon Ja Spijkers, Merlijn J Meens, Jelly Nelissen, Ben Janssen, Stephan Lm Peters, Paul Mh Schiffers, Jo Gr De Mey
Endothelin 1 (ET-1), a potent vasoconstrictor, pro-mitogenic and pro-inflammatory peptide, may promote development of endothelial dysfunction and arterial remodeling. ET-1 can be formed through cleavage of big-ET-1 by endothelin-converting enzyme (ECE) or neutral endopeptidase (NEP). We investigated whether chronic treatment with the novel dual NEP/ECE inhibitor SOL1 improves functional and structural properties of resistance-sized arteries of 32-week-old male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). SHR received a chronic 4-week treatment with SOL1, losartan or hydralazine...
March 16, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298357/how-important-is-the-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-in-primate-and-rodent-proximal-urethra-sex-differences-in-the-contribution-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-to-urethral-contractility
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Eduardo C Alexandre, Mariana G de Oliveira, Rafael Campos, Luiz Ricardo A Kiguti, Fabiano B Calmasini, Fábio H Silva, Andrew D Grant, Naoki Yoshimura, Edson Antunes
Urethral smooth muscle (USM) contributes to urinary continence by contracting during the urine storage phase, which is mainly mediated by activation of post-junctional α1-adrenoceptors. Males and females show differences in the functioning of the lower urinary tract and the most common urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). LUTS in men typically occur in association with bladder outlet obstruction, whereas in women urinary urge-incontinence symptoms are more common. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate sex differences in α1-adrenoceptor subtype expression and their importance in proximal urethra contraction in mouse (C57BL6/J) and marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298072/the-anti-osteoporotic-and-anti-atherogenic-effects-of-alendronate-and-simvastatin-in-ovariectomized-rats-fed-high-fat-diet-a-comparative-study-of-combination-therapy-versus-monotherapy
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Maha Tarek Mohamed, Sally A Abuelezz, Suzi Sobhy Atalla, Lobna Fouad Abd El Aziz, Sonia Salib Gorge
AIM: Epidemiological studies suggest a possible link between osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Mevalonate pathway was pointed to as a part of this link. This study was done to investigate the effects of Alendronate (Al) and Simvastatin (Sim), both act on the mevalonate pathway, on osteoporosis, dyslipidemia and atherosclerotic changes in ovariectomized (OVX) rats fed high fat diet (HFD). MAIN METHODS: 60 female albino rats were equally divided into 5 groups: control sham, OVX-HFD untreated, OVX -HFD treated with Al (3mg/kg/d) or/and Sim (6mg/kg/d)...
March 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296232/inhibitors-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-minimize-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiac-damage-in-normal-hypertensive-and-diabetic-rats
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Oliul Islam, Prashanth Patil, Sumanta K Goswami, Rema Razdan, Mohammed N Inamdar, Mohammed Rizwan, Jubin Mathew, Bora Inceoglu, Kin S Stephen Lee, Sung H Hwang, Bruce D Hammock
AIM: We designed a study to evaluate the cardioprotective effect of two soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitors, 1-(1-propanoylpiperidin-4-yl)-3-(4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)urea (TPPU) and trans-4-{4-[3-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)-ureido]cyclohexyloxy}benzoic acid (t-TUCB), in ischemia-reperfusion (IR) model. METHODS: Cardioprotective effects of the sEH inhibitors were evaluated against IR-induced myocardial damage in hearts from normal, hypertensive and diabetic rats using Langendorff's apparatus...
March 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287882/endothelium-independent-vasorelaxant-activity-of-trachyspermum-ammi-essential-oil-on-rat-aorta
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G Sargazi Zadeh, N Panahi
Several pharmacological activities of the essential oil of Trachyspermum ammi seeds (TAEO) have been previously studied. These include antitussive, antihypertensive, and antispasmodic effects. However, its action on isolated aorta has not yet been studied. This study was aimed to investigate the vasorelaxant activity of TAEO and characterize its mechanism of action. Extraction of TAEO was performed using Clevenger-type apparatus with the final content of 4.5% (v/w). To evaluate some probable mechanisms of action of TAEO, the action isometric tension was then measured in the aortic rings from Wistar rats which were precontracted with phenylephrine (PHE) (1 µM) or KCl (60 mM)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277985/indoxyl-sulfate-potentiates-endothelial-dysfunction-via-reciprocal-role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-and-rhoa-rock-signaling-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Shuang Chu, Xiaodong Mao, Hengjiang Guo, Li Wang, Zezheng Li, Yang Zhang, Yunman Wang, Hao Wang, Xuemei Zhang, Wen Peng
Accumulative indoxyl sulfate (IS) retained in chronic kidney disease (CKD) can potentiate vascular endothelial dysfunction, and herein, we aim at elucidating the underlying mechanisms from the perspective of possible association between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and RhoA/ROCK pathway. IS-treated nephrectomized rats are administered with antioxidants including NADPH oxidase inhibitor apocynin, SOD analog tempol, and mitochondrion-targeted SOD mimetic mito-TEMPO to scavenge ROS, or ROCK inhibitor fasudil to obstruct RhoA/ROCK pathway...
March 13, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277383/the-use-of-vasopressors-during-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section
#18
Warwick D Ngan Kee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypotension remains one of the most researched subjects in obstetric anaesthesia. The purpose of this study is to review the most recent published articles on the use of vasopressors during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite continued research indicating advantages of phenylephrine over ephedrine, practitioners in some countries continue to favour ephedrine. Recent research has continued to compare the two drugs with some work emerging on high-risk patients...
March 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270944/ischaemic-priapism-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Joanne Ridgley, Nicholas Raison, M Iqbal Sheikh, Prokar Dasgupta, M Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Ischaemic priapism is a rare condition characterised by little or no cavernosal blood flow, pain and rigidity of the penis. Immediate intervention is required to restore blood flow, prevent necrosis and erectile dysfunction. This review was conducted to determine the best course of treatment and identify areas in current guidelines to which improvements could be made. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, Ovid, MEDLINE (1946-December 2016) and the Cochrane Library were searched as sources for literature...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270141/pharmacological-basis-for-the-medicinal-use-of-polyherbal-formulation-and-its-ingredients-in-cardiovascular-disorders-using-rodents
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Abdul Malik, Malik Hassan Mehmood, Hajra Channa, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Anwarul-Hassan Gilani
BACKGROUND: A compound herbal formulation (POL4) has been used in the indigenous system of medicine to treat cardiometabolic disorders like diabetes and associated hypertension. POL4 and most of its constituents have not been studied widely for its therapeutic use in hypertension. This study is aimed to determine the efficacy and possible insight into mechanism(s) for the medicinal use of POL4 and its ingredients in hypertension. METHODS: The aqueous methanolic extracts of POL4 (POL4...
March 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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