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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534298/formulation-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-bioactive-mesoporous-silica-with-doxorubicin-and-metronidazole-intended-for-bone-treatment-and-regeneration
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Katarzyna Czarnobaj, Magdalena Prokopowicz, Wiesław Sawicki
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surface mineralization activity and in vitro drug behavior potential of two forms of mesoporous silica: powder and granulate. Ordered mesoporous SiO2 powder was synthesized by surfactant-assisted sol-gel process using tetraethoxysilane as a silica precursor and hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide as the structure-directing agent. The granulate was prepared using silica powder and ethyl cellulose as a binding agent. Metronidazole (MT)-an anti-inflammatory substance and doxorubicin hydrochloride (ChD)-an anti-cancer drug were chosen as drug models for delivery studies...
May 22, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534241/a-genetic-variant-in-fign-gene-reduces-the-risk-of-congenital-heart-disease-in-han-chinese-populations
#2
Dan Wang, Maoping Chu, Feng Wang, Aihua Zhou, Miaohua Ruan, Yiming Chen
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common birth anomalies worldwide. Folate deficiency is an independent risk factor for CHD. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) revealed that human folate level could be significantly influenced by fidgetin (FIGN), methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), prickle homolog 2 (PRICKLE2), synaptotagmin 9 (SYT9), gamma-aminobutyric acid B receptor 2 (GABBR2), and alkaline phosphatase (ALPL) genes. The association between the above-mentioned six variants and CHD was examined in the two independent case-control studies in a total of 868 CHD patients and 931 healthy controls...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534022/mental-health-problems-in-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#3
REVIEW
Gerasimos A Kolaitis, Maya G Meentken, Elisabeth M W J Utens
This review will provide a concise description of mental health problems in parents of children with a (non-syndromic) congenital heart disease (CHD) during different stressful periods. Predictors of these problems and also implications for clinical practice will be mentioned. Having a child with CHD can be very stressful for parents, who have to face overwhelming emotions and also extra physical, financial, and other practical challenges. Parental distress has been reported in 30-80% of parents and appears not to be related to severity of CHD...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533432/the-atp-dependent-chromatin-remodeling-enzymes-chd6-chd7-and-chd8-exhibit-distinct-nucleosome-binding-and-remodeling-activities
#4
Benjamin J Manning, Timur Yusufzai
Proper chromatin regulation is central to genome function and maintenance. The group III CHD family of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes--comprising CHD6, CHD7, CHD8, and CHD9--has well-documented roles in transcription regulation impacting both organism development and disease etiology. These four enzymes are similar in their constituent domains, yet these enzymes fill surprisingly non-redundant roles in the cell, with deficiencies in individual enzymes leading to dissimilar disease states such as CHARGE syndrome or autism spectrum disorders...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533195/de-novo-8p23-1-deletion-in-a-patient-with-absence-epilepsy
#5
Nihan Hande Akcakaya, Özlem Yalcin Capan, Herbert Schulz, Thomas Sander, Server Hande Caglayan, Zuhal Yapıcı
The 8p23.1 deletion syndrome is a rare multisystem disorder with high penetrance and a variable phenotypic spectrum that includes congenital heart disease (CHD), intellectual disability, behavioural problems, microcephalia, and sometimes epilepsy. Genomic copy number variations (CNVs) constitute an important genetic risk factor for common genetic generalised epilepsy syndromes (GGEs) and absence seizures. These variations, resulting either from copy loss (microdeletion) or copy gain (duplications), disrupt genes associated with neuronal development...
May 22, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532774/genotype-positive-long-qt-syndrome-in-patients-with-coexisting-congenital-heart-disease
#6
Mohammed A Ebrahim, Matthew R Williams, Suzanne Shepard, James C Perry
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterized by QT prolongation with predisposition to life-threatening arrhythmia. There have been sporadic reports of LQTS coexisting with more common forms of congenital heart disease (CHD). However, the diagnosis of LQTS when CHD is present may be confounded by several common variables including postoperative electromechanical factors predisposing to ventricular arrhythmia, intrinsic, and postoperative QRS abnormalities. This report documents a single-center experience with patients who have both genetically confirmed LQTS and CHD to examine their modes of presentation and factors associated with making the diagnosis of LQTS in this patient population, as well as potential confounding variables that may mask or delay both LQTS diagnosis and initiation of therapy...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530678/the-complex-genetics-of-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#7
Xiaoqin Liu, Hisato Yagi, Shazina Saeed, Abha S Bais, George C Gabriel, Zhaohan Chen, Kevin A Peterson, You Li, Molly C Schwartz, William T Reynolds, Manush Saydmohammed, Brian Gibbs, Yijen Wu, William Devine, Bishwanath Chatterjee, Nikolai T Klena, Dennis Kostka, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, Madhavi K Ganapathiraju, Phillip Dexheimer, Linda Leatherbury, Omar Khalifa, Anchit Bhagat, Maliha Zahid, William Pu, Simon Watkins, Paul Grossfeld, Stephen A Murray, George A Porter, Michael Tsang, Lisa J Martin, D Woodrow Benson, Bruce J Aronow, Cecilia W Lo
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects up to 1% of live births. Although a genetic etiology is indicated by an increased recurrence risk, sporadic occurrence suggests that CHD genetics is complex. Here, we show that hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a severe CHD, is multigenic and genetically heterogeneous. Using mouse forward genetics, we report what is, to our knowledge, the first isolation of HLHS mutant mice and identification of genes causing HLHS. Mutations from seven HLHS mouse lines showed multigenic enrichment in ten human chromosome regions linked to HLHS...
May 22, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529889/a-surviving-24-month-old-patient-with-neonatal-onset-carnitine-palmitoyltransferase-ii-deficiency
#8
Naohiro Ikeda, Shinsuke Maruyama, Kanna Nakano, Ryo Imakiire, Yumiko Ninomiya, Shunji Seki, Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuyuki Kakihana, Keiichi Hara, Go Tajima, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Yoshifumi Kawano
The early-onset form of carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) II deficiency has severe outcomes; patients typically die during the newborn period. We report a case of neonatal-onset CPT II deficiency with prolonged survival, exceeding 24 months. The patient was successfully treated by continuous hemodialysis (CHD), which enabled her to overcome repeated crises. We suggest that early intensive treatment, including CHD, is a key for prolonged survival in patients with neonatal-onset CPT II deficiency.
June 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526025/the-effect-of-replacing-saturated-fat-with-mostly-n-6-polyunsaturated-fat-on-coronary-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
#9
REVIEW
Steven Hamley
BACKGROUND: A cornerstone of conventional dietary advice is the recommendation to replace saturated fatty acids (SFA) with mostly n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Many clinical trials aimed to test this advice and have had their results pooled in several meta-analyses. However, earlier meta-analyses did not sufficiently account for major confounding variables that were present in some of those trials. Therefore, the aim of the study was to account for the major confounding variables in the diet heart trials, and emphasise the results from those trials that most accurately test the effect of replacing SFA with mostly n-6 PUFA...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525297/association-analysis-of-nonsyndromic-congenital-heart-disease-and-tag-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-of-tbx20-and-genes-in-the-ras-mapk-pathway
#10
Zhiling Luo, Yan Shen, Wei Chen, Xuejuan Ma, Liping Liu, Xiaoqin Huang, Zhaoqing Yang, Hao Sun
AIMS: The present study was performed to determine whether there are variants in TBX20 and genes of the Ras-MAPK pathway associated with nonsyndromic congenital heart disease (ns-CHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 223 ns-CHD patients and 273 healthy controls from China were selected as study subjects to perform an association analysis using 22 tag single-nucleotide polymorphisms (tag SNPs) located either in one of three genes in the Ras-MAPK pathway (MAP2K2, BRAF, and RAF1) or the TBX20 gene that have previously been associated with syndromic congenital heart disease...
May 19, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523852/preparing-adolescents-with-heart-problems-for-transition-to-adult-care-2009-2010-national-survey-of-children-with-special-health-care-needs
#11
Karrie F Downing, Matthew E Oster, Sherry L Farr
OBJECTIVE: A substantial percentage of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) fail to transfer to adult care, resulting in increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Transition planning discussions with a provider may increase rates of transfer, yet little is known about frequency and content of these discussions. We assessed prevalence and predictors of transition-related discussions between providers and parents of children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) and heart problems, including CHD...
May 19, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518177/genetics-smoking-reduces-genetic-protection-against-chd
#12
Gregory B Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517030/gerbode-defect-and-multivalvular-dysfunction-complex-complications-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
#13
Catarina Ruivo, Joana Guardado, Fernando Montenegro Sá, Fátima Saraiva, Alexandre Antunes, Joana Correia, João Morais
We report a clinical case of a 40-year-old male with surgically corrected congenital heart disease (CHD) 10 years earlier: closure of ostium primum, mitral annuloplasty, and aortic valve and root surgery. The patient was admitted with acute heart failure. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed a dysmorphic and severely incompetent aortic valve, a partial tear of the mitral valve cleft repair and annuloplasty ring dehiscence. A true left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt confirmed a direct Gerbode defect...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516090/lower-aorto-iliac-bifurcation-position-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-a-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
#14
Nketi I Forbang, Matthew A Allison, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND: With increasing age, a downward shift of the aorto-iliac bifurcation relative to the lumbar spine occurs. A lower bifurcation position is an independent marker for adverse vascular aging and is associated with increased burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors; however, the associations between lower bifurcation position and CVD events remain unknown. METHODS: Abdominal computed tomography scans were used to measure the aorto-iliac bifurcation distance (AIBD, distance from the aorto-iliac bifurcation to the L5/S1 disc space)...
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515068/low-fat-dietary-pattern-and-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Ross L Prentice, Aaron K Aragaki, Linda Van Horn, Cynthia A Thomson, Shirley Aa Beresford, Jennifer Robinson, Linda Snetselaar, Garnet L Anderson, JoAnn E Manson, Matthew A Allison, Jacques E Rossouw, Barbara V Howard
Background: The influence of a low-fat dietary pattern on the cardiovascular health of postmenopausal women continues to be of public health interest.Objective: This report evaluates low-fat dietary pattern influences on cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality during the intervention and postintervention phases of the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial.Design: Participants comprised 48,835 postmenopausal women aged 50-79 y; 40% were randomly assigned to a low-fat dietary pattern intervention (target of 20% of energy from fat), and 60% were randomly assigned to a usual diet comparison group...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515044/exploring-the-causal-pathway-from-telomere-length-to-coronary-heart-disease-a-network-mendelian-randomization-study
#16
Yiqiang Zhan, Ida K Karlsson, Robert Karlsson, Annika Tillander, Chandra A Reynolds, Nancy L Pedersen, Sara Hägg
Rationale: Observational studies have found shorter leukocyte telomere length to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), and more recently the association was suggested to be causal. However, the relationship between telomere length and common metabolic risk factors for CHD is not well understood. Whether these risk factors could explain pathways from telomere length to CHD warrants further attention. Objective: To examine if metabolic risk factors for CHD mediate the causal pathway from short telomere length to increased risk of CHD using a network Mendelian randomization (MR) design...
May 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514697/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-and-risks-of-coronary-heart-disease-and-ischemic-stroke-in-the-general-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Dongze Li, Wei Wei, Xun Ran, Jing Yu, Hui Li, Lizhi Zhao, Honglian Zeng, Yu Cao, Zhi Zeng, Zhi Wan
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the associations between lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) and the risks of coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS) in the general population. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases were searched for prospective cohort studies published prior to June 2016. Multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for CHD and IS risks according to Lp-PLA2 activity or mass were extracted, pooled, and weighted using random-effects modeling...
May 14, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514398/-structural-features-of-the-lipid-bilayer-of-the-red-blood-cell-membrane-in-people-with-isolated-hypercholesterolemia-without-coronary-artery-disease-and-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#18
A P Vasilev, N N Streltsova, N L Lystsova
AIM: To identify the specific features of modifying the lipid composition of the red blood cell membrane in people with isolated hypercholesterolemia without coronary heart disease (CHD) and in CHD patients with different functional classes of angina pectoris. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 92 men with Functional Class II-IV stable angina, 22 men with isolated hypercholesterolemia (HC) without CHD, and 18 healthy men with normal cholesterol levels were examined. Blood plasma cholesterol levels were determined in all the examinees...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514395/-impact-of-shock-wave-therapy-on-the-clinical-and-functional-status-of-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#19
S T Matskeplishvili, B M Borbodoeva, E U Asymbekova, A Z Rakhimov, N K Akhmedyarova, K B Kataeva, Yu I Buziashvili
AIM: To study of the impact of shock-wave therapy (SWT) on the functional status of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-four CHD patients (including 33 men) with left ventricular (LV) asynergic segments, as evidenced by echocardiography (EchoCG), were examined. Their mean age was 60.1±1.76 years. All the patients received a SWT cycle according to the standard scheme. The patient examination protocol involved EchoCG, dobutamine EchoCG, treadmill exercise EchoCG, and tissue Doppler EchoCG, which were performed at baseline, immediately and one month after the end of a SWT cycle...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514394/-the-diagnostic-value-of-measuring-the-momentary-blood-flow-reserve-versus-non-invasive-methods-to-detect-myocardial-ischemia-in-assessing-the-functional-significance-of-borderline-coronary-artery-stenoses
#20
D I Darensky, V V Gramovich, E A Zharova, A A Ansheles, V B Sergienko, M G Mitroshkin, R V Atanesyan, Yu G Matchin
AIM: To estimate the diagnostic value of measuring the momentary blood flow reserve (MBFR) versus the surrogate non-invasive standard (SNS) for myocardial ischemia verification (MIV) (a combination of stress echocardiography and single-photon emission computed tomography). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The investigation enrolled 50 patients with stable angina in the presence of chronic coronary heart disease (CHD) or suspected CHD, in whom coronary angiography (CA) revealed borderline coronary stenoses (50-70% lumen diameters)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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