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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
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REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634593/carcinoid-heart-disease-starting-from-heart-failure
#2
Nicole Bertin, Serena Favretto, Francesco Pelizzo, Lucio Mos, Franco Pertoldi, Olga Vriz
Carcinoid syndrome is the constellation of symptoms mediated by humoral factors produced by some carcinoid tumors. It consists primarily of vasomotor symptoms, gastrointestinal hypermotility, hypotension, and bronchospasm, due to the production and release of vasoactive substances. Carcinoid heart disease occurs in more than 50% of patients with carcinoid syndrome; in some cases, it represents the initial manifestation of the disease. We report the case of a 75-year-old woman with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor admitted to the emergency room for fatigue and heart failure...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627349/-clinical-application-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-in-emergency-treatment
#3
Jie Wang, Guolan Wu, Ronghua Yang, Yonghong Wang, Shunping Wang, Honglin Li, Shouhui Wang, Manguo Zhao, Xusheng Li, Yan Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical value of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with abdominal lifting and compression on patients with breathing and cardiac arrest induced by severe chest trauma. METHODS: Sixty-six breathing and cardiac arrest patients induced by severe chest trauma admitted to the General Hospital of Jingyuan Coal Industry Group Company from October 2011 to October 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into abdominal lifting and compression group (n = 32) and unarmed abdominal compression group (n = 34) by random number table...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626572/optical-control-of-a-receptor-linked-guanylyl-cyclase-using-a-photoswitchable-peptidic-hormone
#4
Tom Podewin, Johannes Broichhagen, Christina Frost, Dieter Groneberg, Julia Ast, Helena Meyer-Berg, Nicholas H F Fine, Andreas Friebe, Martin Zacharias, David J Hodson, Dirk Trauner, Anja Hoffmann-Röder
The optical control over biological function with small photoswitchable molecules has gathered significant attention in the last decade. Herein, we describe the design and synthesis of a small library of photoswitchable peptidomimetics based upon human atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), in which the photochromic amino acid [3-(3-aminomethyl)phenylazo]phenylacetic acid (AMPP) is incorporated into the peptide backbone. The endogeneous hormone ANP signals via the natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPR-A) through raising intracellular cGMP concentrations, and is involved in blood pressure regulation and sodium homeostasis, as well as lipid metabolism and pancreatic function...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625390/dopamine-protects-cerebral-autoregulation-and-prevents-hippocampal-necrosis-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-block-of-erk-mapk-in-juvenile-pigs
#5
Victor Curvello, Hugh Hekierski, Philip Pastor, Monica S Vavilala, William M Armstead
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to morbidity in children, and more boys experience TBI. Cerebral autoregulation is impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (CPP) is often normalized by use of vasoactive agents to increase mean arterial pressure (MAP). In prior studies of newborn and juvenile pigs, vasoactive agent choice influenced outcome after TBI as a function of age and sex, with none protecting cerebral autoregulation in both ages and sexes. Dopamine (DA) prevents impairment of cerebral autoregulation in male and female newborn pigs via inhibition of upregulation of ERK mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) after fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625139/targeting-cholinergic-system-to-modulate-liver-injury
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Ravirajsinh N Jadeja, Vikrant P Rachakonda, Sandeep Khurana
Over the past few decades, evidence accumulated to indicate that parasympathetic innervation regulates liver injury and regeneration. Liver derives its parasympathetic input via vagus nerve. In animal models, vagus nerve stimulation and transection are frequently used to determine the impact of parasympathetic input on liver injury responses. Such strategies provide limited understanding of post-neuronal mechanisms involved in regulation of liver injury. The hepatic branch of vagus nerve releases acetylcholine (ACh), which activates muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in hepatocytes as well as non-parenchymal cells to modulate cellular functions...
June 18, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623974/increased-placental-phospholipase-a2-gene-expression-and-free-f2-isoprostane-levels-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-preeclampsia
#7
M Brien, J Larose, K Greffard, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Vasoactive eicosanoids such as thromboxane (TX) A2 and F2-isoprostanes (F2-isoPs) were shown to be increased in the preeclamptic placenta. Only one of the 64 possible isomers of F2-isoPs derived from the oxidation of arachidonic acid was investigated in the placenta so far. F2-isoPs are released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipases A2 (PLA2) and were shown to act on the TXA2 receptor (TBXA2R). However, the PLA2 deregulated in preeclampsia (PE) remains to be determined. In this study, we analyzed the concentrations of six isomers of F2-isoPs; 8-iso-PGF2α, 8-iso-15(R)-PGF2α, 15(R)-PGF2α, iPF2α-IV, iPF2α-VI, 5-iPF2α-VI and the concentrations of the stable metabolites of TXA2, TXB2, by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry in placentas of PE (n = 17) and normotensive (n = 15) pregnancies according to the biopsy site: peri-insertion or periphery...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622004/six-month-morbidity-and-mortality-among-icu-patients-receiving-life-sustaining-therapy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Michael E Detsky, Michael O Harhay, Dominique F Bayard, Aaron M Delman, Anna E Buehler, Saida A Kent, Isabella V Ciuffetelli, Elizabeth Cooney, Nicole B Gabler, Sarah J Ratcliffe, Mark E Mikkelsen, Scott D Halpern
RATIONALE: Understanding long-term outcomes of critically ill patients may inform shared decision making in the ICU. OBJECTIVE: To quantify six-month functional outcomes of general ICU patients, and develop a multivariable model comprising factors present during the first ICU day to predict which patients will return to their baseline function 6 months later. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study in three medical ICUs and two surgical ICUs in three hospitals...
June 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621447/metformin-prevents-vascular-prostanoid-release-alterations-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet-in-rats
#9
H J Lee, S M Cantú, A S Donoso, M R Choi, H A Peredo, A M Puyó
Perivascular adipose tissue dysfunction induced by high-fat feeding leads to alterations in the modulation of inflammation, contractile activity of the vascular smooth muscle and endothelial function, all risk factors in the development of hypertension. Metformin, an activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), is currently the first-line drug treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome. Besides its glucose-lowering effect, there is an interest in actions of this drug with potential relevance in cardiovascular diseases...
June 16, 2017: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620355/role-of-the-vasopressin-apelin-balance-and-potential-use-of-metabolically-stable-apelin-analogs-in-water-metabolism-disorders
#10
REVIEW
Adrien Flahault, Pierre Couvineau, Rodrigo Alvear-Perez, Xavier Iturrioz, Catherine Llorens-Cortes
Apelin, a (neuro)vasoactive peptide, plays a prominent role in controlling body fluid homeostasis and cardiovascular functions. In animal models, experimental data demonstrate that intracerebroventricular injection of apelin into lactating rats inhibits the phasic electrical activity of arginine vasopressin (AVP) neurons, reduces plasma AVP levels, and increases aqueous diuresis. In the kidney, apelin increases diuresis by increasing the renal microcirculation and by counteracting the antidiuretic effect of AVP at the tubular level...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619367/the-vasoprotective-axes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-physiological-relevance-and-therapeutic-implications-in-cardiovascular-hypertensive-and-kidney-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Xiao C Li, Jianfeng Zhang, Jia L Zhuo
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is undisputedly one of the most prominent endocrine (tissue-to-tissue), paracrine (cell-to-cell) and intracrine (intracellular/nuclear) vasoactive systems in the physiological regulation of neural, cardiovascular, blood pressure, and kidney function. The importance of the RAS in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular, hypertensive and kidney diseases has now been firmly established in clinical trials and practice using renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, type 1 (AT1) angiotensin II (ANG II) receptor blockers (ARBs), or aldosterone receptor antagonists as major therapeutic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617763/short-term-peripheral-vasoactive-infusions-in-pediatrics-where-is-the-harm
#12
Jason T Patregnani, Anthony A Sochet, Darren Klugman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric shock represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Standardization of treatment such as volume resuscitation and vasoactive administration has resulted in improved patient outcomes. Vasoactives have been anecdotally associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation. There is a paucity of evidence in pediatrics to determine the ideal route of vasoactive infusions and what, if any, risk factors and harm are associated with peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation...
June 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615126/unveiling-the-participation-of-avian-kinin-ornithokinin-and-its-receptors-in-the-chicken-inflammatory-response
#13
Rodrigo Guabiraba, Damien Garrido, Geoffrey Bailleul, Angélina Trotereau, Mélanie Pinaud, Anne-Christine Lalmanach, Nathalie K Chanteloup, Catherine Schouler
Vasoactive peptides are key early mediators of inflammation released through activation of different enzymatic systems. The mammalian kinin-kallikrein (K-KLK) system produces bradykinin (BK) through proteolytic cleavage of a kininogen precursor by enzymes named kallikreins. BK acts through specific ubiquitous G-protein coupled receptors (B1R and B2R) to participate in physiological processes and inflammatory responses, such as activation of mononuclear phagocytes. In chickens, the BK-like nonapeptide ornithokinin (OK) has been shown to promote intracellular calcium increase in embryonic fibroblasts and to be vasodilatory in vivo...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612106/the-kynurenine-tryptophan-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-individuals-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Eirik W Rebnord, Elin Strand, Øivind Midttun, Gard F T Svingen, Monika H E Christensen, Per M Ueland, Gunnar Mellgren, Pål R Njølstad, Grethe S Tell, Ottar K Nygård, Eva R Pedersen
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The tryptophan metabolite kynurenine has potent immune modulatory and vasoactive properties. Experimental data implicate kynurenine in obesity-related morbidities. Epidemiological studies are, however, sparse. We evaluated associations of the plasma and urine kynurenine:tryptophan ratio (KTR) to incident type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We followed 2519 individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD; 73.1% men) without diabetes at baseline for a median of 7...
June 13, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611654/age-related-gene-expression-in-the-frontal-cortex-suggests-synaptic-function-changes-in-specific-inhibitory-neuron-subtypes
#15
Leon French, TianZhou Ma, Hyunjung Oh, George C Tseng, Etienne Sibille
Genome-wide expression profiling of the human brain has revealed genes that are differentially expressed across the lifespan. Characterizing these genes adds to our understanding of both normal functions and pathological conditions. Additionally, the specific cell-types that contribute to the motor, sensory and cognitive declines during aging are unclear. Here we test if age-related genes show higher expression in specific neural cell types. Our study leverages data from two sources of murine single-cell expression data and two sources of age-associations from large gene expression studies of postmortem human brain...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610434/isoflavones-and-gastrointestinal-infection-two-potential-triggers-for-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#16
Björn Machner, Tobias Boppel, Thomas Münte
Background Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an important differential diagnosis of singular or recurrent thunderclap headache. Prognosis is generally good, however complications of the transient segmental vasospasms of cerebral arteries such as stroke, subarachnoidal hemorrhage and brain edema may worsen the clinical outcome. Although the exact pathomechanism is still unclear, various vasoactive substances and conditions (e.g. post partum) have been identified as triggering RCVS. Cases We report on the clinical course and management of two cases of typical RCVS that were associated with two different precipitants previously not described: A gastrointestinal infection and isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607130/s1pr1-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling-regulates-blood-flow-and-pressure
#17
Anna Cantalupo, Antonella Gargiulo, Elona Dautaj, Catherine Liu, Yi Zhang, Timothy Hla, Annarita Di Lorenzo
Nitric oxide is one of the major endothelial-derived vasoactive factors that regulate blood pressure (BP), and the bioactive lipid mediator S1P (sphingosine-1-phosphate) is a potent activator of endothelial nitric oxide synthase through G protein-coupled receptors. Endothelial-derived S1P and the autocrine/paracrine activation of S1PR (S1P receptors) play an important role in preserving vascular functions and BP homeostasis. Furthermore, FTY720 (fingolimod), binding to 4 out of 5 S1PRs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat autoimmune conditions, induces a modest and transient decrease in heart rate in both animals and humans, suggesting that drugs targeting sphingolipid signaling affect cardiovascular functions in vivo...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606962/endothelin-1-promotes-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-across-the-artery-wall-a-mechanism-contributing-to-vascular-remodelling-and-intimal-hyperplasia-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#18
Ester Planas-Rigol, Nekane Terrades-Garcia, Marc Corbera-Bellalta, Ester Lozano, Marco A Alba, Marta Segarra, Georgina Espígol-Frigolé, Sergio Prieto-González, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Sara Preciado, Rodolfo Lavilla, Maria C Cid
BACKGROUND: Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory disease of large/medium-sized arteries, frequently involving the temporal arteries (TA). Inflammation-induced vascular remodelling leads to vaso-occlusive events. Circulating endothelin-1 (ET-1) is increased in patients with GCA with ischaemic complications suggesting a role for ET-1 in vascular occlusion beyond its vasoactive function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether ET-1 induces a migratory myofibroblastic phenotype in human TA-derived vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) leading to intimal hyperplasia and vascular occlusion in GCA...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606240/-effects-of-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-on-airway-inflammation-and-th17-treg-balance-in-asthmatic-mice
#19
Li-Qin Ke, Feng-Mei Wang, Yun-Chun Luo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) on the airway inflammation and its regulatory effect on Th17/Treg imbalance in asthmatic mice. METHODS: A total of 30 BALB/c mice were equally and randomly divided into three groups: control, asthma, and VIP. An acute asthmatic mouse model was established by sensitization and challenge with ovalbumin (OVA). The control group received normal saline instead of OVA. Before the challenge with OVA, the VIP group was administered VIP (20 μg/mL) by aerosol inhalation for 30 minutes...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602068/radiographic-changes-of-the-nasal-septal-body-among-patients-with-sinonasal-diseases
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January E Gelera, Devendra Ojar, Jae Hyun Lim, Jee Hye Wee, Jeong-Whun Kim, Chae-Seo Rhee
Objectives: This study aims to determine the anatomical changes occurring in the nasal septal body (NSB) among patients with sinonasal disease and compares the measurements obtained from patients without sinonasal disease. Methods: This was a retrospective study involving review of 405 (93 without and 212 with sinonasal disease) plain paranasal sinus computed tomography (PNS CT) on coronal view at a tertiary training hospital, which was done consecutively from January 2014 to December 2015...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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