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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931222/the-role-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-vasculopathy-in-the-etiology-of-stroke
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Laura A Benjamin, Theresa J Allain, Henry Mzinganjira, Myles D Connor, Colin Smith, Sebastian Lucas, Elizabeth Joekes, Sam Kampondeni, Karen Chetcuti, Ian Turnbull, Mark Hopkins, Steve Kamiza, Elizabeth L Corbett, Robert S Heyderman, Tom Solomon
Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a recognized risk factor for stroke among young populations, but the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. We studied the clinical, radiologic, and histologic features of HIV-related ischemic stroke to gain insight into the disease mechanisms. Methods: We conducted a prospective, in-depth analysis of adult ischemic stroke patients presenting to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi, in 2011...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931178/the-oral-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-increases-circulating-levels-of-stromal-derived-factor-1-alpha
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Athanasia K Papazafiropoulou, Nikolaos Papanas, Aikaterini Trikkalinou, Evaggelos Fousteris, Andreas Melidonis
Recent studies have demonstrated that stromal derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) is a substrate of dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It has also been shown that SDF-1α shares anti-apoptotic as well as nephroprotective properties and exerts a beneficial effect in the cardiovascular system. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the effect of treatment with the DDP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin on SDF-1α levels in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Overall, 32 patients (16 males) with T2D, mean age (±SD) 67...
September 20, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931044/the-performance-of-a-new-local-false-discovery-rate-method-on-tests-of-association-between-coronary-artery-disease-cad-and-genome-wide-genetic-variants
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Shuyan Mei, Ali Karimnezhad, Marie Forest, David R Bickel, Celia M T Greenwood
The maximum entropy (ME) method is a recently-developed approach for estimating local false discovery rates (LFDR) that incorporates external information allowing assignment of a subset of tests to a category with a different prior probability of following the null hypothesis. Using this ME method, we have reanalyzed the findings from a recent large genome-wide association study of coronary artery disease (CAD), incorporating biologic annotations. Our revised LFDR estimates show many large reductions in LFDR, particularly among the genetic variants belonging to annotation categories that were known to be of particular interest for CAD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931031/reducing-therapeutic-misconception-a-randomized-intervention-trial-in-hypothetical-clinical-trials
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Paul P Christopher, Paul S Appelbaum, Debbie Truong, Karen Albert, Louise Maranda, Charles Lidz
BACKGROUND: Participants in clinical trials frequently fail to appreciate key differences between research and clinical care. This phenomenon, known as therapeutic misconception, undermines informed consent to clinical research, but to date there have been no effective interventions to reduce it and concerns have been expressed that to do so might impede recruitment. We determined whether a scientific reframing intervention reduces therapeutic misconception without significantly reducing willingness to participate in hypothetical clinical trials...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930997/using-in-vivo-and-tissue-and-cell-explant-approaches-to-study-the-morphogenesis-and-pathogenesis-of-the-embryonic-and-perinatal-aorta
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Ashish Misra, Zhonghui Feng, Jiasheng Zhang, Zhi-Yin Lou, Daniel M Greif
The aorta is the largest artery in the body. The aortic wall is composed of an inner layer of endothelial cells, a middle layer of alternating elastic lamellae and smooth muscle cells (SMCs), and an outer layer of fibroblasts and extracellular matrix. In contrast to the widespread study of pathological models (e.g., atherosclerosis) in the adult aorta, much less is known about the embryonic and perinatal aorta. Here, we focus on SMCs and provide protocols for the analysis of the morphogenesis and pathogenesis of embryonic and perinatal aortic SMCs in normal development and disease...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930839/a-novel-use-of-hill-function-and-utility-of-99mtc-mibi-scintigraphy-to-detect-earlier-lower-extremity-microvascular-perfusion-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Yingsha Li, Qiang Li, Shenju Liang, Xia Liang, Wen Zhou, Hongbo He, Rongbing Jin, Kaifa Wang, Zhiming Zhu, Zhencheng Yan
We use the Hill function to analyze the dynamics of Tc-99m 2 methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (Tc-MIBI) scintigraphy data and to examine the earlier lower extremity microvascular perfusion of diabetic patients without typical clinical symptoms and with the preserved normal ankle-brachial index (ABI).Eighty-eight participants (30 healthy control, 34 diabetic patients, and 24 diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease [PAD]) were recruited and applied Tc-MIBI scintigraphy. Fourteen diabetic patients with PAD also underwent computed tomography angiography (CTA) examination and were performed endovascular interventions...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930746/early-assessment-of-the-risk-factors-for-diabetic-retinopathy-can-reduce-the-risk-of-peripheral-arterial-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-type-2-diabetes
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Juan Tang, Tao Li, Pinhong Li, Yuefei Ma, Momo Liu, Qiaoyun Shan, Fengqi Guo, Ting Zhou, Qianping Wei
BACKGROUNDS: There is still a lack of consensus about how to assess the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR). AIMS: We investigated the risk factors for DR and their association with PAD and CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS: A total of 1,421 patients diagnosed with T2D participated in this study. DR stages were classified as non-DR, nonproliferative DR (NPDR), or proliferative DR (PDR)...
September 21, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930596/modified-low-density-lipoproteins-as-biomarkers-in-diabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Andrea Rivas-Urbina, Sonia Benitez, Antonio Perez, Jose Luis Sanchez-Quesada
Cardiovascular disease of atherosclerotic origin is the main cause of death in diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. One of the mechanisms involved in such increased risk is the high incidence of lipoprotein modification in these pathologies. Increased glycosylation, oxidative stress or high non-esterified fatty acid levels in blood, among other factors, promote the modification and subsequent alteration of the properties of lipoproteins. Since the modification of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the triggering factor in the development of atherosclerosis, considerable research has been focused on the quantification of modified LDLs in blood to be used as biomarkers of cardiovascular risk...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930551/uremic-toxins-are-conditional-danger-or-homeostasis-associated-molecular-patterns
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Yu Sun, Candice Johnson, Jun Zhou, Luqiao Wang, Ya-Feng Li, Yifan Lu, Gayani Nanayakkara, Hangfei Fu, Ying Shao, Claudette Sanchez, William Y Yang, Xin Wang, Eric T Choi, Rongshan Li, Hong Wang, Xiao-Feng Yang
We mined novel uremic toxin (UT) metabolomics/gene databases, and analyzed the expression changes of UT receptors and UT synthases in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We made the following observations: 1) UTs represent only 1/80(th) of human serum small-molecule metabolome; 2) Some UTs are increased in CKD and CVD; 3) UTs either induce or suppress the expression of inflammatory molecules; 4) The expression of UT genes is significantly modulated in CKD patients, and coronary artery disease (CAD) patients; 5) The expression of UT genes is upregulated by caspase-1 and TNF-alpha pathways but is inhibited in regulatory T cells...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930549/growth-factors-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Min Qi, Qiuhong Zhou, Weiqi Zeng, Lisha Wu, Shuang Zhao, Wangqing Chen, Chang Luo, Minxue Shen, Jianglin Zhang, Can-E Tang
Foot ulcers affect 15% of patients with diabetes, resulting in a great health burden. The occurrence and development of diabetic foot ulcers is associated with neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and infection. Several growth factors are involved in these processes, including epidermal growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor-beta, fibroblast growth factor, and erythropoietin, which could promote wound healing of patients with diabetes. Thus, this review discusses the role of these growth factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic foot ulcers, aiming to achieve novel insights into the management of diabetic foot ulcers...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930526/inflammatory-biomarkers-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Hongyu Li, Kai Sun, Ruiping Zhao, Jiang Hu, Zhiru Hao, Fei Wang, Yaojun Lu, Fu Liu, Yong Zhang
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. CHD is characterized by formation of arterial plaques which are mainly comprised of lipids, calcium and inflammatory cells. These plaques narrow the lumen of coronary arteries leading to episodic or persistent angina. Rupture of these plaques leads to the formation of thrombus, which as a result of cessation of blood flow, causes myocardial infarct and death. CHD is exacerbated by risk factors including obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930079/epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-and-cardiovascular-risk-indices-among-asymptomatic-women-with-and-without-hiv
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Suman Srinivasa, Michael T Lu, Kathleen V Fitch, Travis R Hallett, Timothy K O'Malley, Lauren A Stone, Amanda Martin, Alexandra J Coromilas, Tricia H Burdo, Virginia A Triant, Janet Lo, Sara E Looby, Tomas G Neilan, Markella V Zanni
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms underlying the heightened myocardial infarction risk among HIV-infected women (versus non-HIV-infected women) remain unclear. Our objectives were to assess epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume and its associations among asymptomatic women with and without HIV. METHODS: Fifty-five HIV-infected and 27 non-HIV-infected women without known cardiovascular disease who underwent cardiac CT and metabolic/immune phenotyping were included. EAT volume derived from CT was compared among women with and without HIV, and within-group EAT associations were assessed...
September 20, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929647/-research-progress-of-guanxin-danshen-formula-and-its-effective-components-in-treating-coronary-artery-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Shi-Min Tang, Xiao-Yan Xing, Xue-Hong Deng, Na-Na Zhao, Guang Li, Rui-Chuang Yang, Gui-Bo Sun, Xiao-Bo Sun
Coronary artery heart disease (CHD) is one of the common cardiovascular diseases in clinical. The morbidity and mortality of CHD recently continue increasing in our country, which has aroused wide attention. Many studies confirm that traditional Chinese medicine has better therapeutic effect on CHD. Guanxin Danshen formula, widely used in the treatment of CHD, consists of Salviae Miltiorrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Notoginseng Radix et Rhizoma and volatile oil from Dalbergiae Odoriferae Lignum, and has the efficacy in promoting blood circulation to resolve stasis, regulating the circulation of Qi and alleviating pain...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929645/-analysis-on-animal-models-of-experimental-hyperlipidemia
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REVIEW
Hui-Ming Hu, Yan-Chen Zhu, Qiao-Qiao Zhu, Feng Shao, Qiang Shi, Min-Xia Pang, Jie Su, Su-Hong Chen, Gui-Yuan Lv
Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for fatty liver, atherosclerosis, hyperviscosily, coronary artery disease and acute myocardial infarction. In recent years, the incidence of hyperlipidemia was gradually increased and showed younger trend. It has been a research hot point to study the etiology and pathogenesis of hyperlipidemia and develop a new drug reduced blood lipid. It is very important to prepare the animal model of hyperlipidemia for displaying the advantage of traditional Chinese medicine characteristic...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929442/the-role-of-methionine-on-metabolism-oxidative-stress-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Yordan Martínez, Xue Li, Gang Liu, Peng Bin, Wenxin Yan, Dairon Más, Manuel Valdivié, Chien-An Andy Hu, Wenkai Ren, Yulong Yin
Methionine is an aliphatic, sulfur-containing, essential amino acid, and a precursor of succinyl-CoA, homocysteine, cysteine, creatine, and carnitine. Recent research has demonstrated that methionine can regulate metabolic processes, the innate immune system, and digestive functioning in mammals. It also intervenes in lipid metabolism, activation of endogenous antioxidant enzymes such as methionine sulfoxide reductase A, and the biosynthesis of glutathione to counteract oxidative stress. In addition, methionine restriction prevents altered methionine/transmethylation metabolism, thereby decreasing DNA damage and carcinogenic processes and possibly preventing arterial, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative diseases...
September 19, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929334/efficacy-of-biolimus-a9-eluting-stent-for-treatment-of-right-coronary-ostial-lesion-with-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-a-multi-center-registry
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Kenya Nasu, Yuji Oikawa, Maoto Habara, Shinichi Shirai, Hidetoshi Abe, Makoto Kadotani, Ryo Gotoh, Hidenari Hozawa, Hiroshi Ota, Takashi Suzuki, Yoshihisa Shibata, Masaki Tanabe, Yuya Nakagawa, Takeshi Serikawa, Shiro Nagasaka, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Yuichi Kobori, Junji Yajima, Tadanori Aizawa, Takahiko Suzuki
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a biolimus A9-eluting stent in patients with a right coronary artery (RCA) ostial lesion. Ostial lesions of the RCA have been a limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention even in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era. However, clinical outcomes after the deployment of a second generation DES to an RCA ostial lesion with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance have not been fully elucidated. From September 2011 to March 2013, 74 patients were enrolled in 17 centers from Japan...
September 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929333/late-iodine-enhancement-computed-tomography-with-image-subtraction-for-assessment-of-myocardial-infarction
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Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Takanori Kouchi, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Teruyoshi Uetani, Natsumi Yamashita, Masao Miyagawa, Teruhito Mochizuki
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of image subtraction in late iodine enhancement CT (LIE-CT) for assessment of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: A comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and late gadolinium enhancement MRI (LGE-MRI) was used to assess coronary artery disease in 27 patients. LIE-CT was performed after stress CT perfusion (CTP) and CT angiography. Subtraction LIE-CT was created by subtracting the mask volume of the left ventricle (LV) cavity from the original LIE-CT using CTP dataset...
September 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929100/advents-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-ischemic-colitis
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REVIEW
Evangelos P Misiakos, Dimitrios Tsapralis, Theodore Karatzas, Irene Lidoriki, Dimitrios Schizas, George S Sfyroeras, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Anastasios Machairas
BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis (IC) is a common type of ischemic insult, resulting from decreased arterial blood flow to the colon. This disease can be caused from either atherosclerotic occlusive vascular disease or non-occlusive disease. The aim of this study is to present the diagnostic methodology and management of this severe disease based on current literature. METHODS: A literature search has been done including articles referring to modern diagnosis and management of IC...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929036/factors-affecting-length-of-stay-following-elective-anterior-and-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Frank J Yuk, Akbar Y Maniya, Jonathan J Rasouli, Alexa M Dessy, Patrick J McCormick, Tanvir F Choudhri
Background Disease of the cervical spine is widely prevalent, most commonly secondary to degenerative disc changes and spondylosis. Objective The goal of the paper was to identify a possible discrepancy regarding the length of stay (LOS) between the anterior and posterior approaches to elective cervical spine surgery and identify contributing factors. Methods A retrospective study was performed on 587 patients (341 anterior, 246 posterior) that underwent elective cervical spinal surgery between October 2001 and March 2014...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928965/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Paulino Alvarez, Wh Wilson Tang
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle leading to abnormal structure or function in the absence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, or valvular or congenital heart disease. Currently, cardiomyopathy is the leading diagnosis of heart transplant patients worldwide. Incorporation of next-generation sequencing strategies will likely revolutionize genetic testing in cardiomyopathy. The use of patient-specific pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling and therapeutic testing has opened a new avenue for precision medicine in cardiomyopathy...
2017: F1000Research
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