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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222291/evolving-treatment-paradigms-in-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Ramasamy Jagadeeswaran, Angela Rivers
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inheritable hemoglobinopathy characterized by polymerization of hemoglobin S in red blood cells resulting in chronic hemolytic anemia, vaso-occlusive painful crisis, and multiorgan damage. In SCD, an increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation occurs both inside the red blood cells and inside the vascular lumen, which augment hemolysis and cellular adhesion. This review discusses the evolving body of literature on the role of ROS in the pathophysiology of SCD as well as some emerging therapeutic approaches to SCD with a focus on the reduction of ROS...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219795/-platelet-function-tests-tailored-antiplatelet-therapy-for-vascular-patients
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A R T Brand, S J A Korporaal, R T Urbanus, G Pasterkamp, G J de Borst
- Platelet aggregation inhibitors, also known as antiplatelet therapy (APT), are prescribed for the prevention of secondary cardiovascular events (CVE) after endovascular revascularization procedures.- Platelet aggregation inhibitors are not equally effective in all patients. The phenomenon of high residual platelet reactivity despite APT is called 'high on-treatment platelet reactivity' (HTPR); it bears an increased risk of secondary CVE.- Platelet function tests (PFT) can be used to diagnose HTPR. There are various tests available; of those, light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is considered the gold standard...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218257/pulmonary-tuberculosis-versus-recurrent-chemotherapy-induced-pneumonitis-a-clinical-dilemma
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Gulrayz Ahmed, Muhammad W Saif
Chemotherapy-induced lung toxicity can affect pulmonary parenchyma, pleura, airways, pulmonary vascular system, mediastinum or the neuromuscular system that is responsible for respiration. Chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity is a diagnosis of exclusion. When the patients with malignancies develop pulmonary toxicity such as pneumonitis and distinguishing it from alternative diseases such as infectious, thrombotic, cardiac, malignant or exacerbation of chronic lung conditions can be difficult. Moreover, such patients are often immunosuppressed, physically stressed from the underlying disease and the cancer treatment and hence, more susceptible to usual and unusual or opportunistic infections...
October 4, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218056/respiratory-burst-oxidase-homolog-gene-a-is-crucial-for-rhizobium-infection-and-nodule-maturation-and-function-in-common-bean
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Manoj-Kumar Arthikala, Jesús Montiel, Rosana Sánchez-López, Noreide Nava, Luis Cárdenas, Carmen Quinto
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by respiratory burst oxidase homologs (RBOHs) regulate numerous plant cell processes, including the symbiosis between legumes and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Rapid and transient ROS production was reported after Phaseolus vulgaris root hairs were treated with Nod factors, indicating the presence of a ROS-associated molecular signature in the symbiosis signaling pathway. Rboh is a multigene family containing nine members (RbohA-I) in P. vulgaris. RNA interference of RbohB suppresses ROS production and attenuates rhizobial infection thread (IT) progression in P...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217959/periodontal-therapy-with-0-25-lemongrass-oil-mouthwash-in-reducing-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-a-3-arm-prospective-parallel-experimental-study
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Dany S Subha, Tangde Pradeep
Background: Periodontal disease is associated with cardiovascular diseases because of its role in host immune-inflammatory response. Serum lipids are the commonest risk factors between periodontal disease and cardiovascular diseases. Materials and Method: A double blinded randomised clinical trial was carried out among 45 subjects with generalised severe periodontitis. They were divided into 3-groups of 15 subjects each. Group A: 0.25% lemongrass oil mouthwash, Group B: 0...
September 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217405/a-novel-perspective-to-calibrate-temporal-delays-in-cerebrovascular-reactivity-using-hypercapnic-and-hyperoxic-respiratory-challenges
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Allen A Champagne, Alex A Bhogal, Nicole S Coverdale, Clarisse I Mark, Douglas J Cook
Redistribution of blood flow across different brain regions, arising from the vasoactive nature of hypercapnia, can introduce errors when examining cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) response delays. In this study, we propose a novel analysis method to characterize hemodynamic delays in the blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) response to hypercapnia, and hyperoxia, as a way to provide insight into transient differences in vascular reactivity between cortical regions, and across tissue depths. A pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling sequence was used to acquire BOLD and cerebral blood flow simultaneously in 19 healthy adults (12 F; 20 ± 2 years) during boxcar CO2 and O2 gas inhalation paradigms...
December 4, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217303/castleman-disease-and-rosai-dorfman-disease
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REVIEW
Miguel A Piris, Elena Aguirregoicoa, Santiago Montes-Moreno, Catuxa Celeiro-Muñoz
This chapter describes the main features of two different diseases, Castleman Disease (CD) and Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD). Castleman disease (CD) is a clinical and histopathologically heterogeneous lymphoproliferative disorder that encompasses at least three distinct entities with some common overlapping morphological features: Hyaline Vascular CD (HVCD), Unicentric Plasma Cell CD and Multicentric CD. The most important feature of HVCD is the presence of abnormal germinal centers with hyaline-vascular transformation, sometimes showing multiple germinal centers within a single reactive lymphoid follicle, this outlining HVCD as a disorder of follicular dendritic cells...
December 2, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215790/inhibition-of-fucosylation-in-human-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-reduces-e-selectin-ligand-expression-cell-proliferation-and-erk1-2-and-p38-mapk-activation
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M A Carrascal, M Silva, J S Ramalho, C Pen, M Martins, C Pascoal, C Amaral, I Serrano, M J Oliveira, R Sackstein, P A Videira
Breast cancer tissue overexpresses fucosylated glycans, such as sialyl-Lewis X/A (sLeX/A ), and α-1,3/4-fucosyltransferases in relation to increased disease progression and metastasis. These glycans in tumor circulating cells mediate binding to vascular E-selectin, initiating tumor extravasation. However, their role(s) in breast carcinogenesis is still unknown. Here, we aimed to define the contribution of the fucosylated structures, including sLeX/A , to cell adhesion, cell signaling and proliferation in invasive ductal carcinomas (IDC), the most frequent type of breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215059/protective-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-pressure-ulcer-formation-by-the-regulation-of-oxidative-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Sei-Ichiro Motegi, Akiko Sekiguchi, Akihiko Uchiyama, Akihito Uehara, Chisako Fujiwara, Sahori Yamazaki, Buddhini Perera, Hideharu Nakamura, Sachiko Ogino, Yoko Yokoyama, Ryoko Akai, Takao Iwawaki, Osamu Ishikawa
Cutaneous ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is associated with the early pathogenesis of cutaneous pressure ulcers (PUs). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) injection on the formation of PUs after I/R injury and determine the underlying mechanisms. We found that the subcutaneous injection of MSCs into areas of I/R injured skin significantly suppressed the formation of PUs. I/R-induced vascular damage, hypoxia, oxidative DNA damage, and apoptosis were decreased by MSCs injection...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215036/proteomics-and-antivenomics-of-echis-carinatus-carinatus-venom-correlation-with-pharmacological-properties-and-pathophysiology-of-envenomation
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Aparup Patra, Bhargab Kalita, Abhishek Chanda, Ashis K Mukherjee
The proteome composition of Echis carinatus carinatus venom (ECV) from India was studied for the first time by tandem mass spectrometry analysis. A total of 90, 47, and 22 distinct enzymatic and non-enzymatic proteins belonging to 15, 10, and 6 snake venom protein families were identified in ECV by searching the ESI-LC-MS/MS data against non-redundant protein databases of Viperidae (taxid 8689), Echis (taxid 8699) and Echis carinatus (taxid 40353), respectively. However, analysis of MS/MS data against the Transcriptome Shotgun Assembly sequences (87 entries) of conger E...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214780/mismatch-between-tof-mr-angiography-and-ct-angiography-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery-may-be-a-critical-sign-in-cerebrovascular-dynamics
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Keiji Igase, Michiya Igase, Ichiro Matsubara, Kazuhiko Sadamoto
PURPOSE: Although time-of-flight (TOF)-magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) can clearly depict intracranial arteries, the arterial flow of middle cerebral artery (MCA) is occasionally not detected. We evaluated this phenomenon with reference to cerebrovascular dynamics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients with suspected occlusion of MCA or internal carotid artery on TOF-MRA were enrolled. All patients underwent CT angiography (CTA) and quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) examination for measurement of resting CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR)...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212831/impaired-pulmonary-arterial-vasoconstriction-and-nitric-oxide-mediated-relaxation-underlie-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model
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Helen Christou, Hannes Hudalla, Zoe Michael, Evgenia Filatava, Jun Li, Minglin Zhu, Jose Possomato-Vieira, Carlos Dias-Junior, Stella Kourembanas, Raouf A Khalil
Pulmonary vasoreactivity could determine the responsiveness to vasodilators and in turn the prognosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized that pulmonary vasoreactivity is impaired, and examined the underlying mechanisms, in the sugen-hypoxia rat model of severe PH. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with sugen (20 mg/kg sc) and exposed to hypoxia (9% O2) for 3 weeks followed by 4 weeks in normoxia (Su/Hx), or treated with sugen alone (Su) or hypoxia alone (Hx) or neither (Nx). After hemodynamic measurements, the heart was assessed for right ventricular hypertrophy (Fulton's Index), the pulmonary artery, aorta and mesenteric arteries were isolated for vascular function studies, and contractile markers were measured in pulmonary artery using quantitative PCR...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211557/acoustophoretic-purification-of-platelets-feasibility-and-impact-on-platelet-activation-and-function
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Pierre Bohec, Jérémie Gachelin, Véronique Ollivier, Thibaut Mutin, Xavier Télot, Benoît Ho-Tin-Noé, Sandra Sanfilippo
Purity, limited platelet activation, and preservation of platelet function are important stakes of preparation of platelet concentrates (PC) for clinical use. In fact, contaminating red blood cells and leukocytes, as well as activated and/or poorly functional platelets in PC, represents a risk of poor efficiency and adverse side effects during platelet transfusion. Therefore, optimization of preparation and storage of PC is still an active field of research. Shear-induced platelet activation is an unwanted side effect of the hard-spin (up to 5000g) step of centrifugation-based methods currently used in blood banks to prepare PC from whole blood samples...
December 6, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210417/reactive-oxygen-species-ros-responsive-nanomedicine-for-rnai-based-cancer-therapy
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Yang Li, Hongzhen Bai, Hebin Wang, Youqing Shen, Guping Tang, Yuan Ping
Although much effort has been dedicated to the development of efficient siRNA delivery for cancer therapy, delivery nanomaterials that can particularly respond to reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are overproduced in the tissue and mitochondria of cancer cells, are still rare for the clinical translation of RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapy. To this end, we developed a ROS-responsive boronic vehicle with a lipid envelope for systemic vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) siRNA delivery so as to improve RNAi cancer therapy...
December 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209827/hemostasis-endothelial-stress-inflammation-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Gerald Grandl, Christian Wolfrum
Obesity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) are two of the pressing healthcare problems of our time. The MS is defined as increased abdominal obesity in concert with elevated fasting glucose levels, insulin resistance, elevated blood pressure, and plasma lipids. It is a key risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and for cardiovascular complications and mortality. Here, we review work demonstrating that various aspects of coagulation and hemostasis, as well as vascular reactivity and function, become impaired progressively during chronic ingestion of a western diet, but also acutely after meals...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209775/effect-of-aggressive-lipid-lowering-treatment-with-rosuvastatin-on-vascular-endothelium-function-evaluation-of-vascular-endothelium-function-earth-study
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Tadateru Takayama, Takafumi Hiro, Shunichi Yoda, Daisuke Fukamachi, Hironori Haruta, Takaaki Kogo, Takashi Mineki, Hironobu Murata, Toru Oshima, Atsushi Hirayama
Vascular endothelial dysfunction plays an important role in the process of atherosclerosis up to the final stage of plaque rupture. Vascular endothelial dysfunction is reversible, and can be recovered by medications and life-style changes. Improvement in endothelial function may reduce cardiovascular events and improve long-term prognosis. A total of 50 patients with stable angina and dyslipidemia were enrolled, including patients who had not received prior treatment with statins and had serum LDL-C levels ≥ 100 mg/dL, and patients who had previously received statin treatment...
December 5, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207649/sulodexide-recovers-endothelial-function-through-reconstructing-glycocalyx-in-the-balloon-injury-rat-carotid-artery-model
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Tianjia Li, Xinnong Liu, Zhewei Zhao, Leng Ni, Changwei Liu
Disruption of endothelial cell function is a principle event in cardiovascular disease. Accordingly, therapies have mostly focused on repairing the endothelium, but little attention has been paid to the reconstruction of glycocalyx, which covers the endothelium and protects the function of endothelial cells. Sulodexide has a similar glycosaminoglycan structure to glycocalyx, so it is assumed to be effective in remodeling the glycocalyx following damage. We assessed the effect of sulodexide on glycocalyx remodeling and endothelial function in the balloon-injury rat carotid artery model...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207644/protection-by-simvastatin-on-hyperglycemia-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-through-inhibiting-nlrp3-inflammasomes
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Zhen-Huan Lv, Trinh Anh Phuong, Shi-Jie Jin, Xiao-Xue Li, Ming Xu
Recent studies have demonstrated that NLRP3 inflammasome complex acts as pivotal elements to initiate inflammatory responses and plays an important role in the dysfunction of cardiovascular complications. Meanwhile, simvastatin prevents vascular endothelial dysfunction from inflammasome invasion contributing to reduce cardiovascular risk. However, Whether or not the simvastatin improves vascular endothelial barrier function through inhibiting the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome pathway remains unknown. Here, we explored the role and mechanisms of simvastatin in the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome which are involved in vascular endothelial hyperpermeability causing by the disruption of tight junction protein ZO-1 and adherens junction protein VE-Cadherin, an early initiation of cardiovascular complication...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206849/cilostazol-attenuates-intimal-hyperplasia-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Wiwat Chancharoenthana, Asada Leelahavanichkul, Sujittra Taratummarat, Jutamas Wongphom, Khajohn Tiranathanagul, Somchai Eiam-Ong
Intimal hyperplasia (IH) is a common cause of vasculopathy due to direct endothelial damage (such as post-coronary revascularization) or indirect injury (such as chronic kidney disease, or CKD). Although the attenuation of coronary revascularization-induced IH (direct-vascular-injury-induced IH) by cilostazol, a phosphodiesterase III inhibitor, has been demonstrated, our understanding of the effect on CKD-induced IH (indirect-vascular-injury-induced IH) is limited. Herein, we tested if cilostazol attenuated CKD-induced IH in a mouse model of ischemic-reperfusion injury with unilateral nephrectomy (Chr I/R), a normotensive non-proteinuria CKD model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204277/cytomegalovirus-mononucleosis-induced-thyroiditis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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V Larouche, M Tamilia
Enteroviruses, including coxsackieviruses and Echovirus, are well known pathogens responsible for the development of thyroiditis. We describe the case of a 49-year-old woman with no personal or family history of thyroid disease who presented to the emergency room with a two-week history of daily fevers up to 39°C, a sore throat, occasional palpitations and diaphoresis, decreased appetite and an unintentional 10 kg weight loss over the same time course Physical examination revealed mild tachycardia, an intention tremor and a normal-sized, nontender thyroid gland without palpable nodules...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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