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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914979/systemic-evaluation-of-vascular-dysfunction-by-high-resolution-sonography-in-an-n%C3%AF-nitro-l-arginine-methyl-ester-hydrochloride-induced-mouse-model-of-preeclampsia-like-symptoms
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Ying Zhao, Ning Yang, Hanying Li, Wei Cai, Xin Zhang, Yongqiang Ma, Xiulong Niu, Guohong Yang, Xin Zhou, Yuming Li
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate vascular function, including arterial resistance and endothelial function, by high-resolution sonography in an Nω -nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (l-NAME)-induced mouse model of preeclampsia-like symptoms. METHODS: Pregnant mice were subcutaneously injected with a saline solution (control; n = 10) or l-NAME (n = 10) between the 7th and 18th days of gestation. The resistive index and pulsatility index (RI and PI, indicators of arterial resistance) of the uteroplacental, umbilical, femoral, and common carotid arteries and the flow-mediated dilatation (index of endothelial function) of the femoral artery were measured by high-frequency sonography in both groups...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904082/a-relative-l-arginine-deficiency-contributes-to-endothelial-dysfunction-across-the-stages-of-the-menopausal-transition
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Jelena Klawitter, Kerry L Hildreth, Uwe Christians, Wendy M Kohrt, Kerrie L Moreau
Vascular endothelial function declines across the menopause transition in women. We tested the hypothesis that reduced availability of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase [eNOS] substrate L-arginine is an underlying mechanism to vascular endothelial dysfunction across menopause stages. Endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation [FMD]) and plasma markers of L-arginine metabolism (citrulline, N(G)-mono-methyl-ւ-arginine [L-NMMA] asymmetric dimethylarginine [ADMA] and N(G)-N('G)-dimethyl-l-arginine [SDMA]), were measured in 129 women: 36 premenopausal (33 ± 7 years), 16 early- (49 ± 3 years) or 21 late- (50 ± 4 years) perimenopausal, and 21 early- (55 ± 3 years) or 35 late- (61 ± 4 years) postmenopausal...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903936/aortic-valve-stenosis-alters-expression-of-regional-aortic-wall-shear-stress-new-insights-from-a-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-571-subjects
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Pim van Ooij, Michael Markl, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Cynthia Rigsby, Robert O Bonow, S Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, Paul W M Fedak, Alex J Barker
BACKGROUND: Wall shear stress (WSS) is a stimulus for vessel wall remodeling. Differences in ascending aorta (AAo) hemodynamics have been reported between bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, but the confounding impact of aortic valve stenosis (AS) is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five hundred seventy-one subjects underwent 4-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging in the thoracic aorta (210 right-left BAV cusp fusions, 60 right-noncoronary BAV cusp fusions, 245 tricuspid aortic valve patients with aortic dilatation, and 56 healthy controls)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901662/acute-hypoxemia-and-vascular-function-in-healthy-humans
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N C S Lewis, A R Bain, K W Wildfong, D J Green, P N Ainslie
Endothelium-dependent flow mediated dilation (FMD) and endothelium-independent dilation (GTN) are impaired at high altitude (5050 m), and FMD is impaired following acute exposure (<60-minutes) to normobaric hypoxia equivalent to ∼5050 m (∼FI O2  = 0.11). Whether glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)-induced dilation is impaired acutely, and whether FMD is impaired during milder hypoxia is unknown. Therefore, we assessed brachial FMD at baseline and following 30-minutes of mild (74 ± 2 mmHg PET O₂) and moderate (50 ± 3 mmHg PET O₂) normobaric hypoxia (n = 12) or normoxia (time-control trial; n = 10)...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889234/peripheral-arterial-tonometry-in-pulmonary-vasculitis
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A Falkowski, K A Wardyn, K Życińska
Vascular wall inflammation in primary vasculitides results in diminished vessel dilation and finally impaired blood flow, causing multiple organs dysfunction and ultimate damage. In granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), the inflammatory process concerns small and medium sized vessels and its pulmonary location is often predominant. The pivotal role in the development of that pathology plays vascular endothelium. Endothelial vasodilatory function strongly depends on the instant production and release of nitrogen oxide (NO), a potent local factor controlling vascular tonus...
September 10, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887562/metformin-improves-endothelial-function-and-reduces-blood-pressure-in-diabetic-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats-independent-from-glycemia-control-comparison-to-vildagliptin
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Mahdi Hamidi Shishavan, Robert H Henning, Azuwerus van Buiten, Maaike Goris, Leo E Deelman, Hendrik Buikema
Metformin confers vascular benefits beyond glycemia control, possibly via pleiotropic effects on endothelial function. In type-1-diabetes-mellitus (T1DM-)patients metformin improved flow-mediated dilation but also increased prostaglandin(PG)-F2α, a known endothelial-contracting factor. To explain this paradoxical finding we hypothesized that metformin increased endothelial-vasodilator mediators (e.g. NO and EDHF) to an even larger extent. Spontaneously-hypertensive-rats (SHR) display impaired endothelium-dependent relaxation (EDR) involving contractile PGs...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886599/associations-between-greenness-impervious-surface-area-and-nighttime-lights-on-biomarkers-of-vascular-aging-in-chennai-india
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Kevin J Lane, Eleanor C Stokes, Karen C Seto, Sadagopan Thanikachalam, Mohan Thanikachalam, Michelle L Bell
BACKGROUND: India is undergoing rapid urbanization with simultaneous increases in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). As urban areas become home to an increasing share of the world's population, it is important to understand relationships between the built environment and progression towards CVD. OBJECTIVE: We assessed associations between multiple measures of the built environment and biomarkers of early vascular aging (EVA) in the Population Study of Urban, Rural and Semiurban Regions for the Detection of Endovascular Disease and Prevalence of Risk Factors and Holistic Intervention Study (PURSE-HIS) in Chennai, India...
August 2, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883048/corp-ultrasound-assessment-of-vascular-function-with-the-passive-leg-movement-technique
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Jayson R Gifford, Russell S Richardson
As dysfunction of the vascular system is an early, modifiable step in the progression of many cardiovascular diseases, there is demand for methods to non-invasively monitor the health of the vascular system in clinical and research settings. Validated by very good agreement with more technical assessments of vascular function, like intra-arterial drug infusions and flow mediated dilation (FMD), the passive leg movement (PLM) technique has emerged as a powerful, yet relatively simple, test of peripheral vascular function...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880921/urinary-proteomics-in-predicting-heart-transplantation-outcomes-uprophet-rationale-and-database-description
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Qi-Fang Huang, Sander Trenson, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Wen-Yi Yang, Lucas Van Aelst, Esther Nkuipou-Kenfack, Fang-Fei Wei, Blerim Mujaj, Lutgarde Thijs, Agnieszka Ciarka, Jerome Zoidakis, Walter Droogné, Antonia Vlahou, Stefan Janssens, Johan Vanhaecke, Johan Van Cleemput, Jan A Staessen
OBJECTIVES: Urinary Proteomics in Predicting Heart Transplantation Outcomes (uPROPHET; NCT03152422) aims: (i) to construct new multidimensional urinary proteomic (UP) classifiers that after heart transplantation (HTx) help in detecting graft vasculopathy, monitoring immune system activity and graft performance, and in adjusting immunosuppression; (ii) to sequence UP peptide fragments and to identify key proteins mediating HTx-related complications; (iii) to validate UP classifiers by demonstrating analogy between UP profiles and tissue proteomic signatures (TP) in diseased explanted hearts, to be compared with normal donor hearts; (iv) and to identify new drug targets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879650/vascular-and-cardiac-function-in-young-adults-with-classical-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Joanna Wierzbicka-Chmiel, Artur Chmiel, Sławomir Rychlik, Monika Ogrodowczyk-Bobik, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk
INTRODUCTION: Patients with classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) have increased cardiovascular risk, but the vascular and cardiac function during longitudinal corticoids replacement therapy is not known thoroughly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 19 Caucasian adults with CAH (age 23.7 ± 3.8 years; twelve males) compared to 20 healthy volunteers matched for origin, sex, age, and body mass index (BMI). All of the participants were assessed for flow mediated dilatation of the brachial artery (FMD), intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (cIMT) and common femoral artery (fIMT), standard echocardiography, and global longitudinal left ventricular function using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (LSTE)...
September 7, 2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876129/relationship-between-occupational-physical-activity-and-subclinical-vascular-damage-in-moderate-altitude-dwellers
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Kristian Ujka, Rosa Maria Bruno, Luca Bastiani, Eva Bernardi, Paolo Sdringola, Nenad Dikic, Bikash Basyal, Sanjeeb Sundarshan Bhandari, Buddha Basnyat, Annalisa Cogo, Lorenza Pratali
Ujka, Kristian, Rosa Maria Bruno, Luca Bastiani, Eva Bernardi, Paolo Sdringola, Nenad Dikic, Bikash Basyal, Sanjeeb Sundarshan Bhandari, Buddha Basnyat, Annalisa Cogo, and Lorenza Pratali. Relationship between occupational physical activity and subclinical vascular damage in moderate-altitude dwellers. High Alt Med Biol. 18:249-257, 2017. BACKGROUND: Occupational physical activity (OPA) has been associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) events. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between OPA and markers of subclinical vascular damage among a moderate-altitude population living in the rural village of Chaurikharka (Nepal; 2600 m sea level)...
September 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870545/arterial-stiffness-and-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Xiaoxuan Li, Peiyuan Lyu, Yanyan Ren, Jin An, Yanhong Dong
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is one of the earliest indicators of changes in vascular wall structure and function and may be assessed using various indicators, such as pulse-wave velocity (PWV), the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), the ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse pressure (PP), the augmentation index (AI), flow-mediated dilation (FMD), carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and arterial stiffness index-β. Arterial stiffness is generally considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870114/alleviating-mechanical-allodynia-and-modulating-cellular-immunity-contribute-to-electroacupuncture-s-dual-effect-on-bone-cancer-pain
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Yi Liang, Jun-Ying Du, Jun-Fan Fang, Ruo-Yi Fang, Jie Zhou, Xiao-Mei Shao, Yong-Liang Jiang, Yi-Tian Chen, Jian-Qiao Fang
HYPOTHESIS: Electroacupuncture (EA) has been used as an alternative analgesic therapy for hundreds of years, yet its analgesic potency and therapeutic advantage against bone cancer pain (BCP) in comparison with morphine remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effects of EA on mechanical allodynia and cellular immunity of BCP rats, and to further explore the potential mechanism. METHODS: The BCP model was established by implanting Walker 256 mammary gland carcinoma cells into the left tibia of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats...
September 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868988/effects-of-resistance-guided-high-intensity-interval-functional-electrical-stimulation-cycling-on-an-individual-with-paraplegia-a-case-report
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David R Dolbow, Daniel P Credeur
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) are more than twice as likely to develop and die from cardio-metabolic diseases as compared to able-bodied. This increased risk is thought to be in part due to accelerated muscle atrophy and reduced blood flow through sublesional arteries. Thus, strategies to recondition paralyzed skeletal muscles may help reduce cardio-metabolic disease risk. The purpose of this case report was to examine the impact of a novel, resistance-guided, high intensity interval training functional electrical stimulation (RG-HIIT-FES) cycling program on cardio-metabolic health in people with chronic SCI...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867451/postprandial-triglyceride-responses-and-endothelial-function-in-prediabetic-first-degree-relatives-of-patients-with-diabetes
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Srivenkata Madhu, Bineet Sinha, Mohammad Aslam, Gopesh Mehrotra, Shridhar Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies have reported on postprandial lipid responses and endothelial function in prediabetic subjects. None of the study has compared role of familial predisposition in determining postprandial endothelial dysfunction and postprandial hypertriglyceridemia in subjects with prediabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to study the postprandial triglyceride (PPTG) responses and endothelial function in prediabetic first-degree relatives of patients with diabetes...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866675/save-amd-safety-of-vegf-inhibitors-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Frank Enseleit, Stephan Michels, Isabella Sudano, Marc Stahel, Sandrine Zweifel, Oliver Schlager, Matthias Becker, Stephan Winnik, Matthias Nägele, Andreas J Flammer, Michel Neidhart, Nicole Graf, Christian M Matter, Burkhardt Seifert, Thomas F Lüscher, Frank Ruschitzka
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether intraocular treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors change systemic endothelial function (EF) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, 2-center, double-masked controlled interventional trial, patients with neovascular and dry AMD were enrolled. Eligible neovascular AMD patients received 2 intravitreal loading doses of either ranibizumab 0...
September 2, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862065/adiposity-but-not-obesity-is-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-young-nulliparous-women
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Julie Phillips, Carole A McBride, Erin Morris, Abigail M Crocker, Ira Bernstein
Subclinical vascular dysfunction is increasingly recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The evidence linking indices of obesity and vascular dysfunction is mixed. As an example, some data suggest that adiposity may be a better predictor of endothelial dysfunction than body mass index (BMI). The aim of the current study is to compare the association of obesity, as evaluated by BMI, and a direct measure of body fat to biophysical parameters of vascular function including flow-mediated vasodilation and pulse wave velocity (PWV) in healthy nulliparous reproductive-age women...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860174/ubc-nepal-expedition-acute-alterations-in-sympathetic-nervous-activity-do-not-influence-brachial-artery-endothelial-function-at-sea-level-and-high-altitude
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Michael M Tymko, Joshua C Tremblay, Craig D Steinback, Jonathan P Moore, Alex B Hansen, Alexander Patrician, Connor A Howe, Ryan L Hoiland, Daniel J Green, Philip N Ainslie
Evidence indicates that increases in sympathetic nervous activity (SNA), and acclimatization to high-altitude (HA), may reduce endothelial function as assessed by brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation (FMD); however, it is unclear whether such changes in FMD are due to direct vascular constraint, or consequential altered hemodynamics (e.g. shear stress) associated with increased SNA as a consequence of exposure to HA. We hypothesized that: 1) at rest, SNA would be elevated and FMD would be reduced at HA compared to sea-level (SL); and 2) at SL and HA, FMD would be reduced when SNA was acutely increased, and elevated when SNA was acutely decreased...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859786/effect-of-losartan-on-mitral-valve-changes-after-myocardial-infarction
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Philipp E Bartko, Jacob P Dal-Bianco, J Luis Guerrero, Jonathan Beaudoin, Catherine Szymanski, Dae-Hee Kim, Margo M Seybolt, Mark D Handschumacher, Suzanne Sullivan, Michael L Garcia, James S Titus, Jill Wylie-Sears, Whitney S Irvin, Emmanuel Messas, Albert A Hagège, Alain Carpentier, Elena Aikawa, Joyce Bischoff, Robert A Levine
BACKGROUND: After myocardial infarction (MI), mitral valve (MV) tethering stimulates adaptive leaflet growth, but counterproductive leaflet thickening and fibrosis augment mitral regurgitation (MR), doubling heart failure and mortality. MV fibrosis post-MI is associated with excessive endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), driven by transforming growth factor (TGF)-β overexpression. In vitro, losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition reduces EMT of MV endothelial cells. OBJECTIVES: This study tested the hypothesis that profibrotic MV changes post-MI are therapeutically accessible, specifically by losartan-mediated TGF-β inhibition...
September 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858387/effect-of-combination-therapy-of-ezetimibe-and-atorvastatin-on-remnant-lipoprotein-versus-double-atorvastatin-dose-in-egyptian-diabetic-patients
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Mona Mohammed El-Tamalawy, Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, Timour Mostafa Hassan, Ali Ali El-Barbari
A high level of remnant lipoprotein cholesterol (RLP-C) is a predominant feature in diabetic patients with atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ezetimibe added to statin therapy compared to doubling standard statin dose. Sixty-five eligible patients were recruited then prospectively randomized to receive ezetimibe 10 mg/day plus their 40 mg daily atorvastatin dose (group 1) or atorvastatin 80 mg/day (group 2) for 3 months. Efficacy was evaluated using plasma levels of RLP-C, apolipoprotein B, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL), percentage of brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, and lipid profile...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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