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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165051/a-structure-function-analysis-in-patients-with-prekallikrein-deficiency
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Antonio Girolami, Silvia Ferrari, Elisabetta Cosi, Anna Maria Lombardi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the structure-function relation in prekallikrein (PK) deficiency. PK is one of the proteins of the contact phase of blood coagulation which at the present time is the object of a revival of interest. METHODS: All patients with PK deficiency who had been investigated by molecular biology techniques are the object of the present investigation. Details of patients were obtained from personal files and a time-unlimited PubMed search. Only cases with a molecular-biology-based diagnosis were included...
November 22, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141503/association-of-the-genetic-and-traditional-risk-factors-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-with-stemi-and-nstemi-development
#2
Diana Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, Vaiva Lesauskaitė, Rasa Liutkevičienė, Vytenis Tamakauskas, Vilius Kviesulaitis, Giedrė Šinkūnaitė-Maršalkienė, Sandrita Šimonytė, Simonita Mačiulskytė, Eglė Tamulevičiūtė-Prascienė, Olivija Gustienė, Abdonas Tamošiūnas, Remigijus Žaliūnas
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the influence of traditional risk factors of ischaemic heart disease and genetic factors to predict different types of acute coronary syndromes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and twenty-three patients with acute coronary syndromes (393 with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 130 with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)) comprised the study group. The control group consisted of 645 subjects free from symptoms of ischaemic heart disease and stroke...
October 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113826/ghrelin-suppresses-cardiac-fibrosis-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure-rats-by-adjusting-the-activin-a-follistatin-imbalance
#3
Chunyan Yang, Jinsha Liu, Kai Liu, Beibei Du, Kaiyao Shi, Mei Ding, Bing Li, Ping Yang
Ghrelin, a growth hormone-releasing peptide, potentially improves cardiac function, but the mechanisms remain unclear. In the study, the rat heart failure (HF) model was established by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and treated with ghrelin (100μg/kg, subcutaneous injection, bid); neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were cultured and stimulated with Ang II (0.1μM) and ghrelin(0.1μM) to explore the underlying mechanism of ghrelin in myocardial remodeling. Hemodynamic changes and serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations were measured to assess cardiac function...
November 4, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110132/novel-mesenchymal-stem-cell-strategy-in-alleviating-toll-like-receptor-4-p53-and-nrf2-signaling-in-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rat-model
#4
Mai O Kadry, Rehab M Abdel-Megeed
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells that merit the differentiation into various cell types. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that the cardioprotective effect of MSCs transplantation and digoxin treatment is mediated via the regulation of messenger RNA gene expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and apoptotic markers. Myocardial infarction was induced in Wistar rats via isoproterenol injection in a dose of (85 mg/kg, subcutaneously, twice at an interval of 24 h)...
November 6, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099543/vitamin-d-supplementation-for-chronic-liver-diseases-in-adults
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REVIEW
Goran Bjelakovic, Dimitrinka Nikolova, Marko Bjelakovic, Christian Gluud
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is often reported in people with chronic liver diseases. Therefore, improving vitamin D status could have a beneficial effect on people with chronic liver diseases. OBJECTIVES: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of vitamin D supplementation in people with chronic liver diseases. SEARCH METHODS: We searched The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science...
November 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068929/effect-of-compound-21-a-selective-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-agonist-in-a-murine-xenograft-model-of-dupuytren-disease
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Jessica Chisholm, Alison J Gareau, Stephanie Byun, Justin L Paletz, David Tang, Jason Williams, Terry LeVatte, Michael Bezuhly
BACKGROUND: Although surgical excision and intralesional collagenase injection are mainstays in Dupuytren disease treatment, no effective medical therapy exists for recurrent disease. Compound 21, a selective agonist of the angiotensin II type 2 receptor, has been shown to protect against fibrosis in models of myocardial infarction and stroke. The authors investigated the potential use of compound 21 in the treatment of Dupuytren disease. METHODS: Human dermal fibroblasts were treated in vitro with compound 21 and assessed for viability using a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, migration by means of scratch assay, and profibrotic gene transcription by means of quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064177/microrna-499-gene-expression-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-with-cardiovascular-complications
#7
Magdi El Sharkawy, Amr Mohab, Haitham Ezzat
BACKGROUND: MicroRNA (miRNA) 499 is an evolutionarily conserved muscle-specific miRNA that is encoded by an intron of the myh7 gene and is likely to play a role in myosin gene regulation. It has been shown to be involved in inhibiting apoptosis and myocardial infarction induced by ischemia and anoxia. It is unknown whether levels of miRNAs are affected in patients undergoing hemodialysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess circulating levels of miRNA 499 in hemodialysis patients and whether the levels are affected by dialyzer membranes (high flux vs...
October 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040268/benefit-and-harm-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-derivation-and-validation-of-risk-models-using-data-from-the-sprint-and-accord-trials
#8
Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Joseph Rigdon, Lauren Steimle, Brian T Denton, Rodney A Hayward
BACKGROUND: Intensive blood pressure (BP) treatment can avert cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but can cause some serious adverse events. We sought to develop and validate risk models for predicting absolute risk difference (increased risk or decreased risk) for CVD events and serious adverse events from intensive BP therapy. A secondary aim was to test if the statistical method of elastic net regularization would improve the estimation of risk models for predicting absolute risk difference, as compared to a traditional backwards variable selection approach...
October 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029396/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-ii-by-am1241-protects-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-oxidative-damage-and-enhances-their-therapeutic-efficacy-in-myocardial-infarction-mice-via-stat3-activation
#9
Dong Han, Xiang Li, Wen-Si Fan, Jiang-Wei Chen, Tian-Tian Gou, Tao Su, Miao-Miao Fan, Meng-Qi Xu, Ya-Bin Wang, Sai Ma, Ya Qiu, Feng Cao
The poor survival of cells in ischemic sites diminishes the therapeutic efficacy of stem cell therapy. Previously we and others have reported that Cannabinoid receptor type II (CB2) is protective during heart ischemic injury for its anti-oxidative activity. However, whether CB2 activation could improve the survival and therapeutic efficacy of stem cells in ischemic myocardium and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we showed evidence that CB2 agonist AM1241 treatment could improve the functional survival of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in vitro as well as in vivo...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989914/which-components-of-metabolic-syndrome-have-a-greater-effect-on-mortality-cva-and-myocardial-infarction-hyperglycemia-high-blood-pressure-or-both
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Alireza Khosravi, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Mehrzad Barghikar
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the incidence of stroke, ischemic heart disease (IHD), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in clusters containing hypertension (HTN), clusters containing diabetes (diabetes mellitus [DM]), cluster with both HTN, DM, and cluster without HTN, DM in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The association between MetS and outcomes was examined in 2257 patients with MetS that were divided into four groups includes patients with MetS with hyperglycemia (Cluster 1), patients with MetS with HTN (Cluster 2), patients with MetS with HTN and hyperglycemia (Cluster 3) and patients with MetS without HTN and hyperglycemia (Cluster 4)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982370/effect-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-on-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chenhui Tai, Tianyi Gan, Liling Zou, Yuxi Sun, Yi Zhang, Wei Chen, Jue Li, Jian Zhang, Yawei Xu, Huihe Lu, Dachun Xu
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Multiple trials over the past several years have examined the effects of both angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) in the treatment of left ventricular dysfunction, both acutely after myocardial infarction and in chronic heart failure. Yet, there is still confusion regarding the relative efficacy of rennin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibition...
October 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981240/-recent-progresses-in-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia
#12
P van de Borne
There is a linear relationship between LDLcholesterol plasma concentration and coronary events, both in patients with stable angina pectoris and after an acute event. All medications that affect the lipid profile do not have a favorable effect on cardiovascular events (i.e. niacin, inhibitors of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein). Statins increase slightly the risk of type II diabetes in subjects at risk. We have also learnt that statins activate a transcription factor that increases LDL-cholesterol receptors, as well as a protein named " PCSK9 "...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947229/effect-of-postoperative-anemia-and-baseline-cardiac-risk-on-serious-adverse-outcomes-after-major-vascular-interventions
#13
Panos Kougias, Sherene Sharath, Neal R Barshes, Millie Chen, Joseph L Mills
OBJECTIVE: Published data suggest that permissive anemia strategies that allow nadir hemoglobin (nHb) values of 7 g/dL or lower are safe in a variety of clinical settings. The appropriateness of these strategies in patients at high risk for adverse postoperative cardiac events remains unclear. We sought to determine the combined effect of postoperative nHb and cardiac risk status on major complications after vascular surgical interventions. METHODS: This was a single-institution retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent elective open procedures for occlusive vascular disease and aneurysm repair, either open or endovascular...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945004/tlr3-contributes-to-persistent-autophagy-and-heart-failure-in-mice-after-myocardial-infarction
#14
Ting Gao, Shao-Ping Zhang, Jian-Fei Wang, Li Liu, Yin Wang, Zhi-Yong Cao, Qi-Kuan Hu, Wen-Jun Yuan, Li Lin
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are essential immunoreceptors involved in host defence against invading microbes. Recent studies indicate that certain TLRs activate immunological autophagy to eliminate microbes. It remains unknown whether TLRs regulate autophagy to play a role in the heart. This study examined this question. The activation of TLR3 in cultured cardiomyocytes was observed to increase protein levels of autophagic components, including LC3-II, a specific marker for autophagy induction, and p62/SQSTM1, an autophagy receptor normally degraded in the final step of autophagy...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943106/at2-receptor-agonist-compound-21-a-silver-lining-for-diabetic-nephropathy
#15
REVIEW
Anuradha Pandey, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
The currently available therapies for diabetic nephropathy, one of the leading causes of renal failure globally are based on inhibition of renin angiotensin system. However, recently, the focus has shifted towards activation of its protective arm rather than the inhibition of deteriorative axis, using specific agonists. Compound 21 (C21), a novel non-peptide Angiotensin II type 2 receptor (AT2) agonist, recently granted orphan drug status for the treatment of a rare disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has also shown a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic potential in various diseases including heart failure, myocardial infarction, chronic inflammatory diseases, and neurological diseases such as ischemic stroke...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943000/histological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-cardiac-telocytes-in-a-rat-model-of-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-with-a-reference-to-the-effect-of-grape-seed-extract
#16
Mai Salah Nour, Nahla Reda Sarhan, Shireen A Mazroa, Salwa A Gawish
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac telocytes (TCs) represent a unique type of cells that make a supportive network for stem cells that contribute in cardiac renewal, but their role during myocardial infarction (MI) is not clear. Grape seed extract (GSE) is a powerful natural antioxidant. AIM OF THE WORK: Quantitative study of cardiac TCs in a rat model of Isoproterenol (ISO)-induced MI, and to evaluate the effect of GSE on TCs and MI progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy adult male albino rats were assigned into 4 groups; group I; control rats, group II received GSE (100mg/kg/day) dissolved in distilled water orally, group III received 2 intra-peritoneal injections of 85mg/kg ISO dissolved in saline on 14th and 15th day to induce MI, and group IV received GSE and ISO...
September 21, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941985/stimulation-of-ganglionated-plexus-attenuates-cardiac-neural-remodeling-and-heart-failure-progression-in-a-canine-model-of-acute-heart-failure-post-myocardial-infarction
#17
Da Luo, Huihui Hu, Zhiliang Qin, Shan Liu, Xiaomei Yu, Ruisong Ma, Wenbo He, Jing Xie, Zhibing Lu, Bo He, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with autonomic dysfunction. Vagus nerve stimulation has been shown to improve cardiac function both in HF patients and animal models of HF. The purpose of this present study is to investigate the effects of ganglionated plexus stimulation (GPS) on HF progression and autonomic remodeling in a canine model of acute HF post-myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen adult mongrel male dogs were randomized into the control (n=8) and GPS (n=10) groups...
September 18, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939719/clinical-characteristics-and-management-of-coronary-artery-perforations-a-single-center-11-year-experience-and-practical-overview
#18
Miguel E Lemmert, Rutger J van Bommel, Roberto Diletti, Jeroen M Wilschut, Peter P de Jaegere, F Zijlstra, Joost Daemen, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a potentially lethal complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. We report on the incidence, clinical characteristics, and management of iatrogenic coronary perforations based on an 11-year single-center experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: From February 9, 2005, through November 20, 2016, 150 CAP cases were identified from our percutaneous coronary intervention database of 21 212 procedures (0.71%). Mean age of CAP patients was 66±11 years, and 62...
September 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916239/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-clinical-events-after-acute-coronary-syndromes
#19
Pablo Lamelas, Jon-David Schwalm, Ibrahim Quazi, Shamir Mehta, P J Devereaux, Sanjit Jolly, Salim Yusuf
The association between body mass index (BMI) and major clinical events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains controversial. We investigated the impact of BMI on major clinical events after ACS in a large individual patient data meta-analysis. Data on 81,553 patients from 45 different countries with ACS enrolled in 8 large randomized clinical trials were included, followed up for a median of 171 days. The mean age was 63.4 ± 11.7, 70% were male, and the mean BMI was 27.3 ± 4.7 kg/m(2). Compared with upper-normal-weight participants (BMI 21...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916127/editor-s-choice-open-thoracic-and-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-repair-in-patients-with-connective-tissue-disease
#20
Paula R Keschenau, Drosos Kotelis, Jeroen Bisschop, Mohammad E Barbati, Jochen Grommes, Barend Mees, Alexander Gombert, Arnoud G Peppelenbosch, Geert Willem H Schurink, Johannes Kalder, Michael J Jacobs
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim is to present current results of open complex aortic repair in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-border, single centre study. From February 2000 to April 2016 72 aortic operations were performed on 65 patients with CTD (41 male, median age 41 years [range 19-70 years]). Fifty-six patients (86%) underwent at least one previous aortic repair (71 open, four endovascular), including 33 patients (51%) operated before at the site of the procedure reported here...
November 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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