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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633352/aortopulmonary-window-results-of-repair-beyond-infancy%C3%A2
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Sachin Talwar, Bharat Siddharth, Saurabh Kumar Gupta, Shiv Kumar Choudhary, Shyam Sunder Kothari, Rajnish Juneja, Anita Saxena, Balram Airan
OBJECTIVES: To study the anatomic and haemodynamic data and results of surgery in patients undergoing surgical repair of aortopulmonary window beyond infancy. METHODS: Between July 2005 and December 2015, 23 patients, older than 1 year undergoing surgery for aortopulmonary window were analysed retrospectively. Postoperative clinical and echocardiography follow-up were performed. RESULTS: Median age and weight at repair was 4 years (range 14 months-12 years) and 12 kg (range 3...
June 13, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630606/clinical-characteristics-target-organ-damage-and-associate-risk-factors-of-resistant-hypertension-determined-by-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-80-years
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Zhi-Ru Liang, Ling-Gen Gao, Jian Cao, Hua Cui, Li Fan, De-Wei Gao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical characteristics, target organ damage, and the associated risk factors of the patients aged ≥ 80 years with true resistant hypertension (RH). METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 80 years with hypertension (n = 1163) were included in this study. The included participants attended a structured clinical examination and an evaluation of RH was carried out. The prevalence, clinical characteristics and target organ damage of patients with RH were assessed...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626080/cyp2c44-mediated-decrease-of-15-hete-exacerbates-pulmonary-hypertension
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Gábor Á Fülöp, Andriy Yabluchanskiy
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disease characterized by elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. According to latest estimations, a PH incidence accounts for 1% of total global population (up to 5 million people) and the median survival rate for patients diagnosed with PH is predicted at 2.8 years. Emerging evidence suggests an important role for cytochrome P450 in the development and progression of PH, as a newer member of cytochrome family Cyp2c44 has been recently implicated in mediating hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery remodeling...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624040/hyperglycemia-attenuates-receptor-activator-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ligand-induced-macrophage-activation-by-suppressing-insulin-signaling
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Chitaru Kurihara, Teruyoshi Tanaka, Dai Yamanouchi
BACKGROUND: Although male gender, aging, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking are common risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm, diabetes mellitus is an independent negative risk factor. In aneurysm tissue, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) expressed by activated macrophages degrades extracellular matrix proteins. In our previous experimental study, we demonstrated that the aneurysmal formation and macrophage activity were suppressed by inhibiting mimicking hyperglycemia (HG) through upregulation of glucose-sensing nuclear receptor, Nr1h2...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622477/an-examination-of-factors-affecting-the-length-of-stay-in-a-palliative-care-center
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Metin Dincer, Kadriye Kahveci, Cihan Doger
BACKGROUND: With the increase in elderly population, life-threatening chronic diseases are increasing, simultaneously increasing the need for palliative care centers (PCCs). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the factors affecting the length of stay (LOS) and discharge of patients from a PCC. METHODS: A retrospective scan was made of the records of patients followed up in the PCC between January 2013 and March 2016. A record was made of patient age, gender, diagnosis, conditions/comorbidities, Glasgow Coma Scale, Karnofsky Performance Scale, LOS, prognosis (exitus or surviving), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), tracheostomy, mechanical ventilator, nutrition (total parenteral nutrition [TPN] or enteral nutrition), and the results of cultures taken during stay in PCCs (blood, tracheal aspirate, urine, rectal swab, wound)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622156/aerobic-versus-isometric-handgrip-exercise-in-hypertension-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nikolaos Pagonas, Stergios Vlatsas, Frederic Bauer, Felix S Seibert, Walter Zidek, Nina Babel, Peter Schlattmann, Timm H Westhoff
OBJECTIVES: Aerobic dynamic exercise reduces blood pressure (BP) and is broadly recommended by current American and European hypertension guidelines. Isometric exercise is currently not recommended, since data from only a few studies are available. We compare for the first time the effects of isometric handgrip training and aerobic exercise in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: A total of 75 hypertensive patients were randomized to one of the following 12-week programmes: Isometric handgrip training five times weekly (two contractions of 2 min at 30% of maximal power with each arm); 'Sham-handgrip training' five times weekly (two contractions of 2 min at 5% of maximal power with each arm); Aerobic exercise training of 30 min three to five times per week...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618991/effects-of-polyphenolic-derivatives-on-heme-oxygenase-system-in-metabolic-dysfunctions
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Valeria Pittala, Luca Vanella, Loredana Salerno, Giuseppe Romeo, Agostino Marrazzo, Claudia Di Giacomo, Valeria Sorrenti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this review is to summarize the effects of various naturally occurring polyphenols in the management of metabolic dysfunctions. This cluster of metabolic abnormalities comprises insulin resistance, increased levels of free fatty acids, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, hyperglycemia and hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1 (T1DM) and type 2 (T2DM) along with DM-induced complications. Most of them are included in the well-known metabolic syndrome (MS). These metabolic dysfunctions in turn are tightly associated to a high risk of development of cardiovascular diseases...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615420/insulin-resistance-among-obese-middle-aged-is-associated-with-decreased-cerebrovascular-reactivity
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Olivia H Frosch, Po Lai Yau, Ricardo S Osorio, Henry Rusinek, Pippa Storey, Antonio Convit
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) to mild hypercapnia in obese/overweight individuals with and without insulin resistance (IR) compared to comparable lean controls. METHODS: A total of 60 cognitively normal participants (20 lean controls and 24 obese/overweight individuals with and 16 without IR) were evaluated using a high spatial resolution arterial spin labeling MRI technique at rest and during mild hypercapnia. We analyzed group differences in CVR in cerebral cortex and ascertained the relationships between CVR, IR, and body mass index (BMI)...
June 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615046/the-association-of-insertions-deletions-indels-and-variable-number-tandem-repeats-vntrs-with-obesity-and-its-related-traits-and-complications
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BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that insertions/deletions (INDELs) are the second most common type of genetic variations and variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) represent a large portion of the human genome, they have received far less attention than single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and larger forms of structural variation like copy number variations (CNVs), especially in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of complex diseases like polygenic obesity. This is exemplified by the vast amount of review papers on the role of SNPs and CNVs in obesity, its related traits (like anthropometric measurements, biochemical variables, and eating behavior), and its related complications (like hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, and insulin resistance-collectively known as metabolic syndrome)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614093/central-diastolic-pressure-decay-mediates-the-relationship-between-aortic-stiffness-and-myocardial-viability-potential-implications-for-aortosclerosis-induced-myocardial-ischemia
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Junichiro Hashimoto, Sadayoshi Ito
OBJECTIVE: Stiffening of the aorta often precedes coronary events, but little is known about the aetiological mechanism. We hypothesized that the predisposition to myocardial ischemia could be attributable to aortosclerosis-induced alterations in the central haemodynamics during diastole. METHODS: Using noninvasive tonometry and ultrasonography, we investigated the arterial pressure pulse waveforms, pulse wave velocities (PWVs) and compliance in 222 patients with hypertension...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613369/-hypertension-en-orthostatic-hypotension-during-use-of-monoamine-oxidase-mao-inhibitors
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W T Zandee, J Alsma, T K Birkenhäger, A H VAN den Meiracker, M van Hoek, J Versmissen
Monoamine oxidase (mao) inhibitors are antidepressants with potentially severe side-effects. For this reason, the registration of this drug was suspended for some time when safer alternatives became available. However, mao inhibitors can be very effective in cases where depression has proved to be treatment resistant. Consequently, last year tranylcypromine was re-registered for use in the Netherlands. Since mao inhibitors have been used only sporadically in the Netherlands over the last few years, health professionals have only limited knowledge about the side-effects...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613222/laboratory-evaluation-of-hypercoagulable-states-in-patients-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-who-are-less-than-56-years-of-age
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Qingyun Liu, J Michael Lahey, Rachel Karlen, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the results of early tests for hypercoagulability are correlated with the development of central retinal vein occlusion risk factors later in life and to evaluate the necessity of these tests in younger patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series. From January 1995 to December 2014, 55 patients aged below 56 years with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) were enrolled in the study. Laboratory evaluations for homocysteine, activated protein C resistance, protein C activity, protein S activity, antithrombin III activity, antiphospholipid antibodies, and anticardiolipin antibodies were obtained at the onset of CRVO...
April 24, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613081/maintenance-of-negative-fluid-balance-can-improve-endothelial-and-cardiac-functions-in-primary-hypertensive-patients
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Ali Yeşiltepe, Oguzhan Sıtkı Dizdar, Hasan Gorkem, Engin Dondurmacı, Eyup Ozkan, Ali Koç, Ahmet Oguz Baktır, Ali Ihsan Gunal
PURPOSE: The issue of unidentified volume expansion is well recognized as a cause for resistance to antihypertensive therapy. The aim of study is to identify contribution of negative fluid balance to hypertension control and impact on endothelial and cardiac functions among primary hypertensive patients who do not have kidney failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective interventional study with one-year follow-up. Preceded by volume status measurements were performed by a body composition monitor (BCM), the patients were put on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for 24 hours...
June 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612673/can-flavonoid-rich-chocolate-modulate-arterial-elasticity-and-pathological-uterine-artery-doppler-blood-flow-in-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
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Emma von Wowern, Per Olofsson
INTRODUCTION: Dark chocolate has shown beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and might also modulate hypertensive complications in pregnancy and uteroplacental blood flow. Increased uteroplacental resistance is associated with systemic arterial stiffness. We aimed to investigate the short-term effect of flavonoid-rich chocolate on arterial stiffness and Doppler blood flow velocimetry indexes in pregnant women with compromised uteroplacental blood flow. METHODS: Doppler blood flow velocimetry and digital pulse wave analysis (DPA) were performed in 25 women pregnant in the second and third trimesters with uterine artery (UtA) score (UAS) 3-4, before and after 3 days of ingestion of chocolate with high flavonoid and antioxidant contents...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611687/the-effect-of-renal-denervation-on-plasma-adipokine-profile-in-patients-with-treatment-resistant-hypertension
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Nina Eikelis, Dagmara Hering, Petra Marusic, Jacqueline Duval, Louise J Hammond, Antony S Walton, Elisabeth A Lambert, Murray D Esler, Gavin W Lambert, Markus P Schlaich
Background: We previously demonstrated the effectiveness of renal denervation (RDN) to lower blood pressure (BP) at least partially via the reduction of sympathetic stimulation to the kidney. A number of adipocyte-derived factors are implicated in BP control in obesity. Aim: The aim of this study was to examine whether RDN may have salutary effects on the adipokine profile in patients with resistant hypertension (RH). Methods: Fifty seven patients with RH undergoing RDN program have been included in this study (65% males, age 60...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611649/a-case-of-diabetic-macular-edema-with-prominent-chorioretinal-folds
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Takaki Sato, Ryohsuke Kohmoto, Masanori Fukumoto, Seita Morishita, Daisaku Kimura, Kensuke Tajiri, Takatoshi Kobayashi, Teruyo Kida, Shota Kojima, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To report a case of diabetic macular edema with prominent chorioretinal folds. CASE REPORT: This study involved a 55-year-old male with untreated bilateral diabetic retinopathy who had undergone cataract surgery at another clinic. Following that surgery, diabetic macular edema rapidly exacerbated, accentuating marked cystoid macular edema and radial chorioretinal folds in the macula. Investigation of his medical history revealed that in addition to diabetes, he had uncontrolled hypertension and severe diabetic nephropathy...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609431/polymorphisms-in-urea-cycle-enzyme-genes-are-associated-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
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Dinushan C Kaluarachchi, Caitlin J Smith, Jonathan M Klein, Jeffrey C Murray, John M Dagle, Kelli K Ryckman
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Endogenous nitric oxide is critical for regulation of pulmonary vascular resistance. Nitric oxide is generated from L -arginine, supplied by the urea cycle (UC). We hypothesized that polymorphisms in UC enzyme genes and low concentrations of UC intermediates are associated with PPHN. METHODS: We performed a family based candidate gene analysis to study 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 UC enzyme genes...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608635/cardiac-and-metabolic-variables-in-obese-dogs
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M Tropf, O L Nelson, P M Lee, H Y Weng
BACKGROUND: The etiology of obesity-related cardiac dysfunction (ORCD) is linked to metabolic syndrome in people. Studies have indicated that obese dogs have components of metabolic syndrome, warranting evaluation for ORCD in obese dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cardiac structure and function and metabolic variables in obese dogs compared to ideal weight dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-six healthy, small-breed (<25 pounds), obese dogs (n = 29) compared to ideal weight dogs (n = 17)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607124/placental-vesicles-carry-active-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-their-activity-is-reduced-in-preeclampsia
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Carolina Motta-Mejia, Neva Kandzija, Wei Zhang, Vuyane Mhlomi, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Alexandra Burdujan, Dionne Tannetta, Rebecca Dragovic, Ian L Sargent, Christopher W Redman, Uday Kishore, Manu Vatish
Preeclampsia, a multisystem hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. Placentae from patients with preeclampsia have reduced levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and, thus, less nitric oxide (NO). Syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles (STBEV), comprising microvesicles (STBMV) and exosomes, carry signals from the syncytiotrophoblast to the mother. We hypothesized that STBEV-bound eNOS (STBEV-eNOS), capable of producing NO, are released into the maternal circulation...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604611/eplerenone-resistant-salt-sensitive-hypertension-in-nedd4-2-c2-ko-mice
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Tabito Kino, Tomoaki Ishigami, Tsumugi Murata, Hiroshi Doi, Rie Nakashima-Sasaki, Lin Chen, Michiko Sugiyama, Kengo Azushima, Hiromichi Wakui, Shintaro Minegishi, Kouichi Tamura
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) plays critical roles in maintaining fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and is located in the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN). We previously found that Nedd4-2 C2 knockout (KO) mice showed salt-sensitive hypertension with paradoxically enhanced ENaC gene expression in ASDN under high oral salt intake. Eplerenone (EPL), a selective aldosterone blocker, is a promising therapeutic option for resistant or/and salt-sensitive hypertension. We examined the effect of EPL on Nedd4-2 C2 KO mice with respect to blood pressure, metabolic parameters, and molecular level changes in ASDN under high oral salt intake...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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