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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822439/-multisystemic-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Y L Zhou, Y Y Zhang, B L Cheng, D Xu, L F Tang, Z M Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome(MSMDS). Method: Clinical data of a case diagnosed as MSMDS and hospitalized in our hospital in July 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. Literature search was performed at databases of PubMed, Wanfang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and VIP with the key words "multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome" "ACTA2" . The literature retrieval was confined from January 1980 to November 2016...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816110/reduced-beta-amyloid-sensitivity-for-platelet-monocyte-aggregates-in-edta-blood-of-alzheimer-patients
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Michaela Defrancesco, Josef Marksteiner, Christian Humpel
Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is a severe neurodegenerative brain disorder characterized by beta-amyloid plaques, Tau pathology, inflammation, neurodegeneration, and cerebrovascular dysfunction. Besides that, alterations in monocytes and platelets have been reported in the blood of Alzheimer patients. In the present study, we measured circulating levels of platelet-monocyte aggregates in EDTA blood of cognitively healthy participants and 40 AD patients, and examined their changes induced by stimulation with beta-amyloid peptides...
August 17, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809932/rem-sleep-deprivation-induces-endothelial-dysfunction-and-hypertension-in-middle-aged-rats-roles-of-the-enos-no-cgmp-pathway-and-supplementation-with-l-arginine
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Jiaye Jiang, Zhongyuan Gan, Yuan Li, Wenqi Zhao, Hanqing Li, Jian-Pu Zheng, Yan Ke
Sleep loss can induce or aggravate the development of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this phenomenon is poorly understood. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of REM sleep deprivation on blood pressure in rats and the underlying mechanisms of these effects. After Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to REM sleep deprivation for 5 days, their blood pressures and endothelial function were measured. In addition, one group of rats was given continuous access to L-arginine supplementation (2% in distilled water) for the 5 days before and the 5 days of REM sleep deprivation to reverse sleep deprivation-induced pathological changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798076/perivascular-spaces-glymphatic-dysfunction-and-small-vessel-disease
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REVIEW
Humberto Mestre, Serhii Kostrikov, Rupal I Mehta, Maiken Nedergaard
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) range broadly in etiology but share remarkably overlapping pathology. Features of SVD including enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) and formation of abluminal protein deposits cannot be completely explained by the putative pathophysiology. The recently discovered glymphatic system provides a new perspective to potentially address these gaps. This work provides a comprehensive review of the known factors that regulate glymphatic function and the disease mechanisms underlying glymphatic impairment emphasizing the role that aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-lined perivascular spaces (PVSs), cerebrovascular pulsatility, and metabolite clearance play in normal CNS physiology...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791293/differential-effects-of-high-protein-diets-derived-from-soy-and-casein-on-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-wild-type-mice
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Matthew Snelson, John C L Mamo, Virginie Lam, Corey Giles, Ryusuke Takechi
A number of studies report that a diet high in protein influences cognitive performance, but the results are inconsistent. Studies demonstrated that protein from different food sources has differential effects on cognition. It is increasingly recognized that the integrity of cerebrovascular blood-brain barrier (BBB) is pivotal for central nervous system function. However, to date, no studies have reported the effects of high-protein diets on BBB integrity. Therefore, in this study, the effects of diets enriched in casein or soy protein on BBB permeability were investigated...
2017: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776906/association-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-with-immediate-memory-and-other-cognitive-functions
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Lumine Matsumoto, Kazushi Suzuki, Yoshiko Mizuno, Yumiko Ohike, Atsuko Ozeki, Satoshi Ono, Mikio Takanashi, Daigo Sawaki, Toru Suzuki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Shoji Tsuji, Atsushi Iwata
AIM: To clarify whether carotid atherosclerosis and its risk factors are associated with cognitive decline. METHODS: We evaluated 206 individuals who visited our center for health screening. We carried out physical examinations, blood tests, intima-media thickness (IMT) measurement by carotid ultrasonography, brain magnetic resonance imaging scanning and cognitive function assessments. A total of 30 individuals, who had significant cerebrovascular lesions detected in magnetic resonance imaging scans, were excluded...
August 4, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757483/association-of-blood-pressure-control-level-with-left-ventricular-morphology-and-function-and-with-subclinical-cerebrovascular-disease
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Koki Nakanishi, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Mitchell S V Elkind, Tatjana Rundek, Aylin Tugcu, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and subclinical cerebrovascular disease are early manifestations of cardiac and brain target organ damage caused by hypertension. This study aimed to investigate whether intensive office systolic blood pressure (SBP) control has beneficial effects on LV morphology and function and subclinical cerebrovascular disease in elderly patients with hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 420 patients treated for hypertension without history of heart failure and stroke from the CABL (Cardiovascular Abnormalities and Brain Lesions) study...
July 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757259/endotoxemia-induces-lung-brain-coupling-and-multi-organ-injury-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
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Nguyen Mai, Landa Prifti, Aric Rininger, Hannah Bazarian, Marc W Halterman
Post-ischemic neurodegeneration remains the principal cause of mortality following cardiac resuscitation. Recent studies have implicated gastrointestinal ischemia in the sepsis-like response associated with the post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). However, the extent to which the resulting low-grade endotoxemia present in up to 86% of resuscitated patients affects cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury has not been investigated. Here we report that a single injection of low-dose lipopolysaccharide (50μg/kg, IP) delivered after global cerebral ischemia (GCI) induces blood-brain barrier permeability, microglial activation, cortical injury, and functional decline in vivo, compared to ischemia alone...
July 28, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737253/circulating-leukocytes-perpetuate-stroke-induced-aortic-dysfunction
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Shinichi Asano, Grant C O'Connell, Kent C Lemaster, Evan R DeVallance, Kayla W Branyan, James W Simpkins, Jefferson C Frisbee, Taura L Barr, Paul D Chantler
Post-stroke inflammation has been linked to poor stroke outcomes. The vascular endothelium senses and responds to circulating factors, in particular inflammatory cytokines. Although stroke associated local cerebrovascular dysfunction is well reported, the effects of a stroke on conduit artery function are not fully understood. We tested the hypothesis that stroke patients' serum triggers leukocyte-dependent aortic endothelial dysfunction that is associated with elevated cytokines levels. Total leukocytes were isolated from healthy individuals and cells were incubated in control and stroke patients' serum for 6 h...
July 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729755/social-cognition-deficits-current-position-and-future-directions-for-neuropsychological-interventions-in-cerebrovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Progress Njomboro
Neuropsychological assessments of cognitive dysfunction in cerebrovascular illness commonly target basic cognitive functions involving aspects of memory, attention, language, praxis, and number processing. Here, I highlight the clinical importance of often-neglected social cognition functions. These functions recruit a widely distributed neural network, making them vulnerable in most cerebrovascular diseases. Sociocognitive deficits underlie most of the problematic social conduct observed in patients and are associated with more negative clinical outcomes (compared to nonsocial cognitive deficits)...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722196/safety-of-orbital-atherectomy-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Evan Shlofmitz, Perwaiz Meraj, Rajiv Jauhar, Sanjum S Sethi, Richard A Shlofmitz, Michael S Lee
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the angiographic and clinical outcomes in patients with severely calcified lesions and systolic dysfunction who underwent orbital atherectomy (OA). We hypothesized that OA would provide similar outcomes in patients with systolic dysfunction compared with patients with preserved systolic function. BACKGROUND: Systolic dysfunction is associated with an increased risk of adverse clinical events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707482/peripheral-inflammation-apolipoprotein-e4-and-amyloid-%C3%AE-interact-to-induce-cognitive-and-cerebrovascular-dysfunction
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Felecia M Marottoli, Yuriko Katsumata, Kevin P Koster, Riya Thomas, David W Fardo, Leon M Tai
Cerebrovascular dysfunction is rapidly reemerging as a major process of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is, therefore, crucial to delineate the roles of AD risk factors in cerebrovascular dysfunction. While apolipoprotein E4 ( APOE4), Amyloid-β (Aβ), and peripheral inflammation independently induce cerebrovascular damage, their collective effects remain to be elucidated. The goal of this study was to determine the interactive effect of APOE4, Aβ, and chronic repeated peripheral inflammation on cerebrovascular and cognitive dysfunction in vivo...
July 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694612/cerebral-and-coronary-vasculature-in-disease-associations-and-dissociations-in-the-south-indian-population
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Krishnan Srinivasan, Srinivasan Ravikumar, Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Selva Ganapathy, G S Ravi
INTRODUCTION: Cerebrovascular accidents constitute the most common cause of disability all over the world. In India prevalence rate is 545 per 100000 and mortality rate is around 7.5 per thousand. Therefore the authors undertook a study on patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). They were investigated for clinical and/or radiological evidence of cerebrovascular disease (CVD) with the aim to decide on early neurological intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 210 patients who had undergone CABG were evaluated with neck vessel Doppler using high resolution duplex scanner system and computed tomography (CT) scan as well as MR angiogram (MRA) in addition to assessment of co morbid risk factors...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681964/a-shared-comparison-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Mahmoud Morsi, Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Metwally, Omnia Abo-Elmagd, Dina Johar, Larry Bernstein
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is one of the most common diseases in the world population, associated with obesity, pancreatic endocrine changes, cardiovascular disease, renal glomerular disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, neurodegenerative disease, retinal disease, sleep apnea, some of which are bundled into the metabolic syndrome. The main characteristic of this disease is hyperglycemia, and often with albuminuria. Nevertheless, the classic features, with ketoacidosis in the extreme, are only a first layer of description of this condition...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681121/indexes-of-cerebral-autoregulation-do-not-reflect-impairment-in-syncope-insights-from-head-up-tilt-test-of-vasovagal-and-autonomic-failure-subjects
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Pedro Castro, João Freitas, Rosa Santos, Ronney Panerai, Elsa Azevedo
PURPOSE: The study of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA), which adapts cerebral blood flow to arterial blood pressure (ABP) fluctuations, has been limited in orthostatic intolerance syndromes, mainly due to its stationary prerequisites hardly to meet during maneuvers to provoke syncope itself. New techniques of continuous estimates of CA could overcome this pitfall. We aimed to evaluate CA during head-up tilt test in common conditions causing syncope. METHODS: We compared three groups: eight controls; eight patients with autonomic failure due to familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy; eight patients with vasovagal syncope (VVS)...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677497/platelets-their-potential-contribution-to-the-generation-of-beta-amyloid-plaques-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Christian Humpel
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease is a severe neurodegenerative brain disorder, showing severe beta-amyloid depositions in the brain (plaques) and in vessels (cerebral amyloid angiopathy, CAA), tau pathology, neurodegeneration (and loss of acetylcholine), inflammation with reactive astrocytes and microglia and cerebrovascular damage, all resulting in memory loss. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this review I present a hypothesis that chronic vascular lesions and bleedings cause platelet overactivation and repair...
July 5, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666000/dynamic-wheelchair-seating-positions-impact-cardiovascular-function-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jessica A Inskip, Henrike Rianne J C Ravensbergen, Inderjeet S Sahota, Christine Zawadzki, Lowell T McPhail, Jaimie F Borisoff, Victoria E Claydon
BACKGROUND: Innovative wheelchairs allow individuals to change position easily for comfort and social situations. While these wheelchairs are beneficial in multiple ways, the effects of position changes on blood pressure might exacerbate hypotension and cerebral hypoperfusion, particularly in those with spinal cord injury (SCI) who can have injury to autonomic nerves that regulate cardiovascular control. Conversely, cardiovascular benefits may be obtained with lowered seating. Here we investigate the effect of moderate changes in wheelchair position on orthostatic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular reflex control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665933/preventing-harmful-effects-of-epileptic-seizures-on-cerebrovascular-functions-in-newborn-pigs-does-sex-matter
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Jianxiong Liu, Massroor Pourcyrous, Alex L Fedinec, Charles W Leffler, Helena Parfenova
BACKGROUND: The potential contribution of sex-related variables to cerebrovascular functions in neonates remains elusive. Newborn piglets provide a translationally relevant model for studying the effects of seizures in the neonatal brain. The present study investigated whether sex differences contribute to cerebrovascular functions in healthy and epileptic newborn pigs. METHODS: Epileptic seizures were induced in female and male newborn pigs by bicuculline. An antioxidant drug, the carbon monoxide-releasing molecule CORM-A1, was administered enterally before or during seizures...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656320/rho-kinase-and-the-nitric-oxide-pathway-modulate-basilar-arterial-reactivity-to-acetylcholine-and-angiotensin-ii-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Md Zahorul Islam, Cuong Van Dao, Atsushi Miyamoto, Mitsuya Shiraishi
Diabetes mellitus comprises a heterogeneous group of metabolic disorders with underlying hyperglycemia and secondary cardiovascular complications. Growing evidence suggests that vascular dysfunction is among the most important causes of diabetic cardiovascular disease. Therefore, we determined whether streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in mice affects blood pressure and cerebral arterial responsiveness to angiotensin (Ang) II and acetylcholine (ACh), which are important modulators of cerebrovascular autoregulation...
June 27, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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