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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933655/cerebrovascular-reactivity-measurement-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-rationale-and-reproducibility-of-a-protocol-for-mri-acquisition-and-image-processing
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Michael J Thrippleton, Yulu Shi, Gordon Blair, Iona Hamilton, Gordon Waiter, Christian Schwarzbauer, Cyril Pernet, Peter Jd Andrews, Ian Marshall, Fergus Doubal, Joanna M Wardlaw
Background Impaired autoregulation may contribute to the pathogenesis of cerebral small vessel disease. Reliable protocols for measuring microvascular reactivity are required to test this hypothesis and for providing secondary endpoints in clinical trials. Aims To develop and assess a protocol for acquisition and processing of cerebrovascular reactivity by MRI, in subcortical tissue of patients with small vessel disease and minor stroke. Methods We recruited 15 healthy volunteers, testing paradigms using 1- and 3-min 6% CO2 challenges with repeat scanning, and 15 patients with history of minor stroke...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933297/circulating-stem-progenitor-cells-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-macro-and-microvascular-disease-a-narrative-review-of-prospective-observational-studies
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Mauro Rigato, Gian Paolo Fadini
BACKGROUND: Circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are immature cells involved in vascular repair and related to many aspects of macro and microvascular disease. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to review studies reporting the prognostic role of CPCs/EPCs measurement on development of cardiovascular disease and microangiopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed the English language literature for prospective observational studies reporting the future development of cardiovascular disease or microangiopathy in patients having a baseline determination of CPCs/EPCs...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933255/organizational-hierarchy-and-structural-diversity-of-microvascular-pericytes-in-adult-mouse-cortex
#3
Roger I Grant, David A Hartmann, Robert G Underly, Andrée-Anne Berthiaume, Narayan R Bhat, Andy Y Shih
Smooth muscle cells and pericytes, together called mural cells, coordinate many distinct vascular functions. Canonically, smooth muscle cells are ring-shaped and cover arterioles with circumferential processes, whereas pericytes extend thin processes that run longitudinally along capillaries. In between these canonical mural cell types are cells with features of both smooth muscle cells and pericytes. Recent studies suggest that these transitional cells are critical for controlling blood flow to the capillary bed during health and disease, but there remains confusion on how to identify them and where they are located in the brain microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932635/colony-stimulating-factor-1-induced-aif1-expression-in-tumor-associated-macrophages-enhances-the-progression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Hao Cai, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Jian-Yang Ao, Bo-Gen Ye, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Zong-Tao Chai, Cheng-Hao Wang, Wen-Kai Shi, Man-Qing Cao, Xiao-Long Li, Hui-Chuan Sun
M2-polarized (alternatively activated) macrophages play an important role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Allograft inflammatory factor 1 (AIF1) is overexpressed in M2-polarized macrophages. This study explored the role of AIF1 in tumor-associated macrophages in HCC. Macrophages were stimulated with colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF1) to characterize the regulatory pathway of AIF1 in macrophages. The chromatin immunoprecipitation and luciferase reporter gene assay were conducted to examine transcription factors associated with AIF1 expression...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931619/spinal-arteriolosclerosis-is-common-in-older-adults-and-associated-with-parkinsonism
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Aron S Buchman, Sue E Leurgans, Sukriti Nag, Veronique G J M VanderHorst, Alifiya Kapasi, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few studies of spinal microvascular pathologies in older adults. We characterized spinal cord microvascular pathologies and examined their associations with other spinal and brain postmortem indices and parkinsonism in older adults. METHODS: We documented 3 features of microvascular pathologies in spinal cord and brain specimens from 165 deceased older participants. We also measured spinal white matter pallor. Parkinsonian signs were assessed with a modified version of the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale...
September 20, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930919/2017-military-supplement-mini-review-perfluorocarbons-oxygen-transport-and-microcirculation-in-low-flow-states-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
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Ivo P Torres Filho
The in vivo study of microvascular oxygen transport requires accurate and challenging measurements of several mass transfer parameters. Although recommended, blood flow and oxygenation are typically not measured in many studies where treatments for ischemia are tested. Therefore, the aim of this communication is to briefly review cardinal aspects of oxygen transport, and the effects of perfluorocarbon treatment on blood flow and oxygenation based mostly on studies performed in our laboratory. Since physiologically relevant events in oxygen transport take place at the microvascular level, we implemented the phosphorescence quenching technique coupled with non-invasive intravital videomicroscopy for quantitative evaluation of these events in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930839/a-novel-use-of-hill-function-and-utility-of-99mtc-mibi-scintigraphy-to-detect-earlier-lower-extremity-microvascular-perfusion-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Yingsha Li, Qiang Li, Shenju Liang, Xia Liang, Wen Zhou, Hongbo He, Rongbing Jin, Kaifa Wang, Zhiming Zhu, Zhencheng Yan
We use the Hill function to analyze the dynamics of Tc-99m 2 methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (Tc-MIBI) scintigraphy data and to examine the earlier lower extremity microvascular perfusion of diabetic patients without typical clinical symptoms and with the preserved normal ankle-brachial index (ABI).Eighty-eight participants (30 healthy control, 34 diabetic patients, and 24 diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease [PAD]) were recruited and applied Tc-MIBI scintigraphy. Fourteen diabetic patients with PAD also underwent computed tomography angiography (CTA) examination and were performed endovascular interventions...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930571/role-of-pericytes-in-vascular-immunosurveillance
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Konstantin Stark, Kami Pekayvaz, Steffen Massberg
Pericytes build together with endothelial cells the microvascular vessel wall. They have been mainly implicated in angiogenesis and maintenance of the blood brain barrier, but there is accumulating evidence for an immunological function of pericytes. Occupying a strategic position between the blood stream and the interstitial space, pericytes are able to sense environmental cues from both sides in an organ-specific manner and serve as gatekeepers for innate immune cells. In addition, pericytes are able to interact with leukocytes mediated by adhesion molecules as well as chemokines and are involved from the development of leukocytes in the bone marrow to their migration to injured or infected areas in target tissues...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929122/serotonin-and-its-receptor-as-a-new-antioxidant-therapeutic-target-for-diabetic-kidney-disease
#9
REVIEW
Yu Yang, Hui Huang, Zheng Xu, Jun-Kai Duan
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a widespread chronic microvascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affects almost 30-50% of patients, and represents a leading cause of death of DM. Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a multifunctional bioamine that has crucial roles in many physiological pathways. Recently, emerging evidence from experimental and clinical studies has demonstrated that 5-HT is involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic vascular complications. The 5-HT receptor (5-HTR) antagonists exert renoprotective effects by suppressing oxidative stress, suggesting that 5-HTR can be used as a potential target for treating DKD...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928465/endothelial-adenosine-a2a-receptor-mediated-glycolysis-is-essential-for-pathological-retinal-angiogenesis
#10
Zhiping Liu, Siyuan Yan, Jiaojiao Wang, Yiming Xu, Yong Wang, Shuya Zhang, Xizhen Xu, Qiuhua Yang, Xianqiu Zeng, Yaqi Zhou, Xuejiao Gu, Sarah Lu, Zhongjie Fu, David J Fulton, Neal L Weintraub, Ruth B Caldwell, Wenbo Zhang, Chaodong Wu, Xiao-Ling Liu, Jiang-Fan Chen, Aftab Ahmad, Ismail Kaddour-Djebbar, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Qinkai Li, Xuejun Jiang, Ye Sun, Akrit Sodhi, Lois Smith, Mei Hong, Yuqing Huo
Adenosine/adenosine receptor-mediated signaling has been implicated in the development of various ischemic diseases, including ischemic retinopathies. Here, we show that the adenosine A2a receptor (ADORA2A) promotes hypoxia-inducible transcription factor-1 (HIF-1)-dependent endothelial cell glycolysis, which is crucial for pathological angiogenesis in proliferative retinopathies. Adora2a expression is markedly increased in the retina of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Endothelial cell-specific, but not macrophage-specific Adora2a deletion decreases key glycolytic enzymes and reduces pathological neovascularization in the OIR mice...
September 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926162/retinal-vessel-morphology-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-association-with-systemic-inflammation-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Panagiota Anyfanti, Areti Triantafyllou, Eugenia Gkaliagkousi, Nikolaos Koletsos, Georgios Athanasopoulos, Xenophon Zabulis, Vasiliki Galanopoulou, Spyros Aslanidis, Stella Douma
OBJECTIVE: Quantification of retinal vessel morphology has emerged as a marker of cardiovascular health. We examined retinal microvascular diameters in RA, particularly in regard with systemic inflammation, subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. METHODS: Retinal images from RA patients and controls were processed using computerized software, to obtain central retinal arteriolar (CRAE) and venular (CRVE) equivalent and arteriovenous ratio (AVR). Subclinical atherosclerosis was assessed with carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), and 10-year risk of general cardiovascular disease was calculated...
September 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925940/zebrafish-as-a-model-for-the-study-of-microvascular-complications-of-diabetes-and-their-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Karl Heckler, Jens Kroll
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a crucial metabolic disease that leads to severe disorders. These include macrovascular complications such as myocardial infarction, stroke, and peripheral artery disease and microvascular complications including diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy, and retinopathy. Diabetes mellitus, along with its associated organ pathologies, is one of the key problems in today's medicine. Zebrafish is an upcoming disease model organism in diabetes research. Its glucose metabolism and the pathways of reactive metabolite formation are very similar to those of humans...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923905/acute-coronary-syndromes-the-way-forward-from-mechanisms-to-precision-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Filippo Crea, Peter Libby
Well into the 21st century, we still triage acute myocardial infarction on the basis of the presence or absence of ST-segment elevation, a century-old technology. Meanwhile, we have learned a great deal about the pathophysiology and mechanisms of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) at the clinical, pathological, cellular, and molecular levels. Contemporary imaging studies have shed new light on the mechanisms of ACS. This review discusses these advances and their implications for clinical management of the ACS for the future...
September 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923828/attenuated-pdgf-signaling-drives-alveolar-and-microvascular-defects-in-neonatal-chronic-lung%C3%A2-disease
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Prajakta Oak, Tina Pritzke, Isabella Thiel, Markus Koschlig, Daphne S Mous, Anita Windhorst, Noopur Jain, Oliver Eickelberg, Kai Foerster, Andreas Schulze, Wolfgang Goepel, Tobias Reicherzer, Harald Ehrhardt, Robbert J Rottier, Peter Ahnert, Ludwig Gortner, Tushar J Desai, Anne Hilgendorff
Neonatal chronic lung disease (nCLD) affects a significant number of neonates receiving mechanical ventilation with oxygen-rich gas (MV-O2). Regardless, the primary molecular driver of the disease remains elusive. We discover significant enrichment for SNPs in the PDGF-Rα gene in preterms with nCLD and directly test the effect of PDGF-Rα haploinsufficiency on the development of nCLD using a preclinical mouse model of MV-O2 In the context of MV-O2, attenuated PDGF signaling independently contributes to defective septation and endothelial cell apoptosis stemming from a PDGF-Rα-dependent reduction in lung VEGF-A...
September 18, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922877/use-of-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-coated-vascular-plug-for-focal-intracranial-parent-vessel-sacrifice-for-fusiform-aneurysm-treatment
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Andrew P Carlson, Mohammad Abbas, Patricia Hall, Christopher Taylor
BACKGROUND: Fusiform intracranial aneurysms are challenging due to the circumferential nature of the disease. Endovascular parent vessel sacrifice with coils may be a treatment option, but typically requires a long vessel segment to induce complete cessation of flow. OBJECTIVE:   We evaluate early clinical experience with the intracranial use of the microvascular plug (MVP; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) device and to compare to previous coil-only techniques for vertebral artery sacrifice for fusiform vertebral aneurysm...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921256/relation-between-different-measures-of-glycemic-exposure-and-microvascular-and-macrovascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-an-observational-cohort-study
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Rients P T van Wijngaarden, Jetty A Overbeek, Edith M Heintjes, Agata Schubert, Joris Diels, Huub Straatman, Ewout W Steyerberg, Ron M C Herings
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective cohort study investigated the relation between different measures of glycemic exposure and micro- and macrovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The analysis included patients receiving oral antihyperglycemic agents between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2014 from the General Practitioner Database from the PHARMO Database Network. All recorded HbA1c levels during follow-up were used to express glycemic exposure in four ways: index HbA1c, time-dependent HbA1c, exponential moving average (EMA) and glycemic burden...
September 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918934/reconstructive-microsurgical-approach-for-the-treatment-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum
#17
Karl Schwaiger, Elisabeth Russe, Hassan Kholosy, Michaela Hladik, Klemens Heinrich, Laurenz Weitgasser, Thomas Schoeller, Gottfried Wechselberger
INTRODUCTION: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare type of autoimmune disease that results in progressive ulcers with or without previous trauma. However, PG is not well understood to date, and its treatment therefore remains a challenge. Because of the disease's systemic characteristic and the unpredictability of the clinical course, no gold standard treatment is available, especially concerning the surgical procedures to treat pyodermic lesions. Often, PG is not recognized during routine clinical practice, and standard ulcer treatment (conservative wound care, debridement, skin grafting, and local flap coverage) is initiated; this induces an autoinflammatory response, resulting in disastrous ulcers, thereby making free flap coverage necessary...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915818/the-impact-of-cardiovascular-co-morbidities-and-duration-of-diabetes-on-the-association-between-microvascular-function-and-glycaemic-control
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F Casanova, D D Adingupu, F Adams, K M Gooding, H C Looker, K Aizawa, F Dove, S Elyas, J J F Belch, P E Gates, R C Littleford, M Gilchrist, H M Colhoun, A C Shore, F Khan, W D Strain
BACKGROUND: Good glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) protects the microcirculation. Current guidelines suggest glycaemic targets be relaxed in advanced diabetes. We explored whether disease duration or pre-existing macrovascular complications attenuated the association between hyperglycaemia and microvascular function. METHODS: 743 participants with T2DM (n = 222), cardiovascular disease (CVD = 183), both (n = 177) or neither (controls = 161) from two centres in the UK, underwent standard clinical measures and endothelial dependent (ACh) and independent (SNP) microvascular function assessment using laser Doppler imaging...
September 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912211/body-mass-index-is-associated-with-microvascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-treated-metabolic-risk-factors-and-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Dirk J van der Heijden, Maarten A H van Leeuwen, Gladys N Janssens, Mattie J Lenzen, Peter M van de Ven, Etto C Eringa, Niels van Royen
BACKGROUND: Obesity is key feature of the metabolic syndrome and is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity is associated with macrovascular endothelial dysfunction, a determinant of outcome in patients with coronary artery disease. Here, we compared the influence of obesity on microvascular endothelial function to that of established cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and smoking in patients with suspected coronary artery disease...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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