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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548283/novel-selective-phosphodiesterase-type-1-inhibitors-cause-vasodilatation-and-lower-blood-pressure-in-rats
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Morten Laursen, Lilliana Beck, Jan Kehler, Claus Tornby Christoffersen, Christoffer Bundgaard, Susie Mogensen, Tomas Mow, Estefano Pinilla, Jakob Schöllhammer Knudsen, Elise Røge Hedegaard, Morten Grunnet, Ulf Simonsen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Phosphodiesterase enzymes (PDE1-11) break down cyclic nucleotides and are important in the regulation of the cardiovascular system. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect on the cardiovascular system of two novel selective PDE1 inhibitors, Lu AF41228 and Lu AF58027. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used rat mesenteric small arteries (internal diameters of 200-300 µm), RT-PCR and measurement of isometric wall tension. The effect of Lu AF41228 and Lu AF58027 on heart rate and blood pressure was assessed in both anesthetized and conscious male rats...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542864/circadian-clustering-of-spontaneous-epileptic-seizures-emerges-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Julika Pitsch, Albert J Becker, Susanne Schoch, Johannes Alexander Müller, Marco de Curtis, Vadym Gnatkovsky
OBJECTIVE: Seizures in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) associated with hippocampal sclerosis are thought to develop with various latency intervals after an initial transient brain insult. To study seizure dynamics after an initial transient precipitating insult in a systematic fashion, we utilized continuous video-electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring after the induction of status epilepticus (SE) in a mouse MTLE model. METHODS: Continuous 24/7 video/telemetric hippocampal EEG recordings in the systemic pilocarpine MTLE mouse model...
May 24, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533325/physiologic-regulation-of-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-involves-connexin-36-containing-gap-junctions
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Varinder K Lall, Gareth Bruce, Larysa Voytenko, Mark Drinkhill, Kerstin Wellershaus, Klaus Willecke, Jim Deuchars, Susan A Deuchars
Chronically elevated sympathetic nervous activity underlies many cardiovascular diseases. Elucidating the mechanisms contributing to sympathetic nervous system output may reveal new avenues of treatment. The contribution of the gap junctional protein connexin 36 (Cx36) to the regulation of sympathetic activity and thus blood pressure and heart rate was determined using a mouse with specific genetic deletion of Cx36. Ablation of the Cx36 protein was confirmed in sympathetic preganglionic neurons of Cx36 knockout (KO) mice...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515884/cooperative-breeding-shapes-post-fledging-survival-in-an-afrotropical-forest-bird
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Dries Van de Loock, Diederik Strubbe, Liesbeth De Neve, Mwangi Githiru, Erik Matthysen, Luc Lens
For avian group living to be evolutionary stable, multiple fitness benefits are expected. Yet, the difficulty of tracking fledglings, and thus estimating their survival rates, limits our knowledge on how such benefits may manifest postfledging. We radio-tagged breeding females of the Afrotropical cooperatively breeding Placid greenbul (Phyllastrephus placidus) during nesting. Tracking these females after fledging permitted us to locate juvenile birds, their parents, and any helpers present and to build individual fledgling resighting datasets without incurring mortality costs or causing premature fledging due to handling or transmitter effects...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490495/exclusion-of-alternative-exon-33-of-cav1-2-calcium-channels-in-heart-is-proarrhythmogenic
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Guang Li, Juejin Wang, Ping Liao, Peter Bartels, Hengyu Zhang, Dejie Yu, Mui Cheng Liang, Kian Keong Poh, Chye Yun Yu, Fengli Jiang, Tan Fong Yong, Yuk Peng Wong, Zhenyu Hu, Hua Huang, Guangqin Zhang, Mary Joyce Galupo, Jin-Song Bian, Sathivel Ponniah, Scott Lee Trasti, Kelvin See, Roger Foo, Uta C Hoppe, Stefan Herzig, Tuck Wah Soong
Alternative splicing changes the CaV1.2 calcium channel electrophysiological property, but the in vivo significance of such altered channel function is lacking. Structure-function studies of heterologously expressed CaV1.2 channels could not recapitulate channel function in the native milieu of the cardiomyocyte. To address this gap in knowledge, we investigated the role of alternative exon 33 of the CaV1.2 calcium channel in heart function. Exclusion of exon 33 in CaV1.2 channels has been reported to shift the activation potential -10...
May 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490242/-telemetry-data-based-on-comparative-study-of-physical-activity-in-patients-with-resynchronization-device
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Csaba Melczer, László Melczer, Ilona Goják, Attila Kónyi, Sándor Szabados, L Bence Raposa, András Oláh, Pongrác Ács
INTRODUCTION: The effect of regular physical activity on health is widely recognized, but several studies have shown its key importance for heart patients. AIM: The present study aimed to define the PA % values, and to convert them into metabolic equivalent values (MET), which describes oxygen consumption during physical activity. METHOD: A total of seventeen patients with heart disease; 3 females and 14 males; age: 57.35 yrs ± 9.54; body mass 98...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489610/invasive-and-noninvasive-means-of-measuring-intracranial-pressure-a-review
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Xuan Zhang, Joshua Medow, Bermans Iskandar, Fa Wang, Mehdi Shokoueinejad, Joyce Koueik, John Webster
Measurement of intracranial pressure (ICP) can be invaluable in the management of critically ill patients. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced by the choroid plexus in the brain ventricles (a set of communicating chambers), after which it circulates through the different ventricles and exits into the subarachnoid space (SAS) around the brain, where it is reabsorbed into the venous system. If the fluid does not drain out of the brain or get reabsorbed, the ICP increases, which may lead to brain damage or death...
May 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457010/evaluation-of-cardiovascular-effects-of-intravenous-robenacoxib-in-dogs
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C Desevaux, A-A Marotte-Weyn, P Champeroux, J N King
The objective of the study was to assess the cardiovascular effects of intravenous (IV) dosing with robenacoxib (Onsior(®) ) in conscious adult healthy beagle dogs. The study employed a randomized, open, placebo-controlled, four-phase Latin square design. A total of eight dogs received a single dose of 2 mg/kg and 4 mg/kg IV robenacoxib (test groups), 2 mg/kg subcutaneous (SC) robenacoxib (reference dose and route), and IV isotonic saline (control). There were no significant differences between groups for clinical observations, buccal mucosal bleeding time or blood hematology, coagulation, and clinical chemistry variables in all eight dogs...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428757/circadian-rhythm-in-kidney-tissue-oxygenation-in-the-rat
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Tonja W Emans, Ben J Janssen, Jaap A Joles, C T Paul Krediet
Blood pressure, renal hemodynamics, electrolyte, and water excretion all display diurnal oscillation. Disturbance of these patterns is associated with hypertension and chronic kidney disease. Kidney oxygenation is dependent on oxygen delivery and consumption that in turn are determined by renal hemodynamics and metabolism. We hypothesized that kidney oxygenation also demonstrates 24-h periodicity. Telemetric oxygen-sensitive carbon paste electrodes were implanted in Sprague-Dawley rats (250-300 g), either in renal medulla (n = 9) or cortex (n = 7)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383431/cardiac-electrophysiological-alterations-and-clinical-response-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-defibrillator-treated-patients-affected-by-metabolic-syndrome
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Celestino Sardu, Matteo Santamaria, Stefania Funaro, Cosimo Sacra, Michelangela Barbieri, Pasquale Paolisso, Raffaele Marfella, Giuseppe Paolisso, Maria Rosaria Rizzo
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a multifactorial disease that can affect clinical outcomes in patients treated by Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-d).Ninety-one patients received a CRT-d. According to clinical diagnosis, the study population was divided into 46 MS (cases) versus 45 no MS (controls) patients. These patients were followed by clinical, instrumental assessment, and device telemetric interrogations at follow-up. The design of the study was to evaluate the functionality of the CRT-d leads, the arrhythmic events, the CRT-d response, and the clinical outcomes at follow-up...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376903/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-babesia-canis-and-theileria-sp-in-free-ranging-grey-wolf-canis-lupus-populations-in-croatia
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Ana Beck, Doroteja Huber, Adam Polkinghorne, Andrea Gudan Kurilj, Valerija Benko, Vladimir Mrljak, Slaven Reljić, Josip Kusak, Irena Reil, Relja Beck
BACKGROUND: Babesia spp. and Theileria spp. are important emerging causes of disease in dogs. Alongside these domesticated hosts, there is increasing recognition that these piroplasms can also be found in a range of wild animals with isolated reports describing the presence of these pathogen in foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and captive grey wolves (Canis lupus). The prevalence and impact of these infections in free-ranging populations of canids are unknown. To gain a better insight into the epidemiology and pathogenesis of piroplasm infections in free-ranging grey wolves, pathological and molecular investigations into captive and free-ranging grey wolves in Croatia were performed...
April 4, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350858/in-vivo-measured-joint-friction-in-hip-implants-during-walking-after-a-short-rest
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Philipp Damm, Alwina Bender, Georg Duda, Georg Bergmann
INTRODUCTION: It has been suspected that friction in hip implants is higher when walking is initiated after a resting period than during continuous movement. It cannot be excluded that such increased initial moments endanger the cup fixation in the acetabulum, overstress the taper connections in the implant or increase wear. To assess these risks, the contact forces, friction moments and friction coefficients in the joint were measured in vivo in ten subjects. Instrumented hip joint implants with telemetric data transmission were used to access the contact loads between the cup and head during the first steps of walking after a short rest...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320855/salt-sensitivity-of-angiogenesis-inhibition-induced-blood-pressure-rise-role-of-interstitial-sodium-accumulation
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Stephanie Lankhorst, David Severs, Lajos Markó, Natalia Rakova, Jens Titze, Dominik N Müller, A H Jan Danser, Anton H van den Meiracker
In response to salt loading, Na(+) and Cl(-) accumulate in the skin in excess of water, stimulating skin lymphangiogenesis via activation of the mononuclear phagocyte system cell-derived vascular endothelial growth factor-C-vascular endothelial growth factor type 3 receptor signaling pathway. Inhibition of this pathway results in salt-sensitive hypertension. Sunitinib is an antiangiogenic, anticancer agent that blocks all 3 vascular endothelial growth factor receptors and increases blood pressure. We explored the salt dependency of sunitinib-induced hypertension and whether impairment of skin lymphangiogenesis is an underlying mechanism...
May 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319145/does-aquatic-exercise-reduce-hip-and-knee-joint-loading-in-vivo-load-measurements-with-instrumented-implants
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Ines Kutzner, Anja Richter, Katharina Gordt, Jörn Dymke, Philipp Damm, Georg N Duda, Reiner Günzl, Georg Bergmann
Aquatic exercises are widely used for rehabilitation or preventive therapies in order to enable mobilization and muscle strengthening while minimizing joint loading of the lower limb. The load reducing effect of water due to buoyancy is a main advantage compared to exercises on land. However, also drag forces have to be considered that act opposite to the relative motion of the body segments and require higher muscle activity. Due to these opposing effects on joint loading, the load-reducing effect during aquatic exercises remains unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281769/long-term-surgical-anaesthesia-with-isoflurane-in-human-habituated-nile-crocodiles
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George F Stegmann, Catherine J A Williams, Craig Franklin, Tobias Wang, Michael Axelsson
A suitable long-term anaesthetic technique was required for implantation of physiological sensors and telemetric devices in sub-adult Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) to allow the collection of physiological data. Five Nile crocodiles with a median body mass of 24 kg were used. After manual capture, they were blindfolded and 0.2 mL (1 mg/mL) medetomidine was administered intramuscularly in four of the animals which had an estimated body mass between 20 kg and 30 kg. One crocodile with an estimated body mass of 50 kg received 0...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278384/characterization-of-the-role-of-endogenous-nitric-oxide-in-myogenic-vascular-oscillations-during-cooling-evoked-hemodynamic-perturbations-of-rats
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Yi-Hsien Lin, Yia-Ping Liu, Yu-Chieh Lin, Po-Lei Lee, Che-Se Tung
Rapid immersion of a rat's limbs into 4 °C water, a model of cold stress, can elicit hemodynamic perturbations (CEHP). We previously reported that CEHP is highly relevant to sympathetic activation and nitric oxide production. This study identifies the role of nitric oxide in CEHP. Conscious rats were pretreated with the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-NAME (N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester) alone or following the removal of sympathetic influences using hexamethonium or guanethidine. Rats were then subjected to a 10 min cold-stress trial...
March 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261878/hemodynamic-and-perioperative-management-in-two-different-preclinical-pig-to-baboon-cardiac-xenotransplantation-models
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Tanja Mayr, Andreas Bauer, Bruno Reichart, Sonja Guethoff, Uwe Schoenmann, Matthias Längin, Alessandro Panelli, Alexander Kind, Paolo Brenner, Jan-Michael Abicht
BACKGROUND: The perioperative phase of preclinical cardiac xenotransplantations significantly affects the experimental outcome. Moderate or even severe hemodynamic and respiratory impairment occurs frequently in baboons after receiving a cardiac transplant. The perioperative management of such postoperative instability is very demanding, especially in the experimental setting. We compared perioperative changes of hemodynamic and laboratory findings during orthotopic and heterotopic thoracic cardiac xenotransplantations and describe our monitoring, treatment and intensive care...
March 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225734/auditory-performance-and-electrical-stimulation-measures-in-cochlear-implant-recipients-with-auditory-neuropathy-compared-with-severe-to-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Joseph Attias, Tally Greenstein, Miriam Peled, David Ulanovski, Jay Wohlgelernter, Eyal Raveh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare auditory and speech outcomes and electrical parameters on average 8 years after cochlear implantation between children with isolated auditory neuropathy (AN) and children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). DESIGN: The study was conducted at a tertiary, university-affiliated pediatric medical center. The cohort included 16 patients with isolated AN with current age of 5 to 12.2 years who had been using a cochlear implant for at least 3...
March 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156130/evaluation-of-various-cooling-systems-after-exercise-induced-hyperthermia
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Pearl M S Tan, Eunice Y N Teo, Noreffendy B Ali, Bryan C H Ang, Iswady Iskandar, Lydia Y L Law, Jason K W Lee
CONTEXT: Rapid diagnosis and expeditious cooling of individuals with exertional heat stroke is paramount for survival. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of various cooling systems after exercise-induced hyperthermia. DESIGN: Crossover study. SETTING: Laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two men (age = 24 ± 2 years, height = 1.76 ± 0.07 m, mass = 70.7 ± 9.5 kg) participated. INTERVENTION(S): Each participant completed a treadmill walk until body core temperature reached 39...
February 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150133/impact-of-age-and-polytherapy-on-fingolimod-induced-bradycardia-a-preclinical-study
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Christian Ritter, Martin K R Svačina, Ilja Bobylev, Abhijeet Joshi, Toni Schneider, Helmar C Lehmann
Fingolimod is a an oral disease modifying drug for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) preventing egress of B and T cells from lymph nodes. Relevant first dose adverse events include bradycardia and atrioventricular conduction slowing. Cardiac side effects of fingolimod and combinational pharmacotherapy including duloxetine and tolterodine were monitored in mice of different age using implantable ECG telemetric systems. Cardiac tissue was assessed for S1P-receptor subtype (1 and 3), and for GIRK1 expression...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
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