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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330660/theobromine-consumption-does-not-improve-fasting-and-postprandial-vascular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Lotte Smolders, Ronald P Mensink, Jose J van den Driessche, Peter J Joris, Jogchum Plat
BACKGOUND: Theobromine, a component of cocoa, may favorably affect conventional lipid-related cardiovascular risk markers, but effects on flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and other vascular function markers are not known. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of 4-week theobromine consumption (500 mg/day) on fasting and postprandial vascular function markers. DESIGN: In a randomized, double-blind crossover study, 44 apparently healthy overweight (N = 30) and obese (N = 14) men and women with low HDL-C concentrations, consumed daily 500 mg theobromine or placebo for 4 weeks...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329924/effects-of-dark-chocolate-on-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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L Loffredo, F Baratta, P Ludovica, S Battaglia, R Carnevale, C Nocella, M Novo, G Pannitteri, F Ceci, F Angelico, F Violi, M Del Ben
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in inducing endothelial dysfunction and progression from simple fatty liver steatosis (FLD) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Polyphenols could reduce oxidative stress and restore endothelial function by inhibiting the nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate (NADPH) oxidase isoform Nox2. The aim of this study was to assess endothelial function and oxidative stress in a population affected by simple FLD and NASH. Furthermore, we analysed the effect of high vs low content of cocoa polyphenols on endothelial function and oxidative stress in patients with NASH...
November 13, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325034/ghrelin-preserves-ischemia-induced-vasodilation-of-male-rat-coronary-vessels-following-beta-adrenergic-receptor-blockade
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James T Pearson, Nicola Collie, Regis R Lamberts, Tadakatsu Inagaki, Misa Yoshimoto, Keiji Umetani, Philip Davis, Gerard Wilkins, Pete P Jones, Mikiyasu Shirai, Daryl O Schwenke
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) triggers an adverse increase in cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). While β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR)-blockers are routinely used for the management of MI, they may also counter β-AR-mediated vasodilation of coronary vessels. We have reported that ghrelin prevents sympathetic activation following MI. Whether ghrelin modulates coronary vascular tone following MI, either through the modulation of SNA, or directly as a vasoactive mediator, has never been addressed.We utilized synchrotron microangiography to image coronary perfusion and vessel internal diameter (ID) in anesthetized Sprague Dawley rats before, and then again 30 mins after induction of an MI (left coronary artery ligation)...
January 9, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317853/real-time-observation-of-pathophysiological-processes-during-murine-experimental-schistosoma-japonicum-infection-using-high-resolution-ultrasound-imaging
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Katsumi Maezawa, Rieko Furushima-Shimogawara, Akio Yasukawa, Nobuo Ohta, Shiro Iwanaga
Background: Hepatosplenic lesion formation is one of the typical clinical symptoms of schistosomiasis japonica. Although it is established that circum-oval granuloma formation mediated by T lymphocytes is the key event triggering the formation of hepatic lesions, the time-course kinetics of disease progression remains to be fully elucidated. Methods: The real-time process of the pathophysiology of schistosomiasis japonica from the early to late clinical phase was non-invasively observed in a murine experimental infection model using high-resolution ultrasonography...
2018: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311754/correlation-between-cerebral-hemodynamic-and-perfusion-pressure-changes-in-non-human-primates
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A Ruesch, M A Smith, G Wollstein, I A Sigal, S Nelson, J M Kainerstorfer
The mechanism that maintains a stable blood flow in the brain despite changes in cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), and therefore guaranties a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to the neurons, is known as cerebral autoregulation (CA). In a certain range of CPP, blood flow is mediated by a vasomotor adjustment in vascular resistance through dilation of blood vessels. CA is known to be impaired in diseases like traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, stroke, hydrocephalus and others. If CA is impaired, blood flow and pressure changes are coupled and the oxygen supply might be unstable...
February 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310645/effects-of-6-month-treatment-with-the-glucagon-like-peptide-1-analogue-liraglutide-on-arterial-stiffness-left-ventricular-myocardial-deformation-and-oxidative-stress-in-subjects-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Vaia Lambadiari, George Pavlidis, Foteini Kousathana, Maria Varoudi, Dimitrios Vlastos, Eirini Maratou, Dimitrios Georgiou, Ioanna Andreadou, John Parissis, Helen Triantafyllidi, John Lekakis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, George Dimitriadis, Ignatios Ikonomidis
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based therapies are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity. We investigated the changes in arterial stiffness and left ventricular (LV) myocardial deformation after 6-month treatment with the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide in subjects with newly diagnosed T2DM. METHODS: We randomized 60 patients with newly diagnosed and treatment-naive T2DM to receive either liraglutide (n = 30) or metformin (n = 30) for 6 months...
January 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309832/vascular-function-and-cholecalciferol-supplementation-in-ckd-a-self-controlled-case-series
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Vivek Kumar, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Manphool Singhal, Vinod Kumar, Anupam Lal, Debasish Banerjee, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
Vitamin D deficiency is common and associated with mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the commonest cause of mortality in CKD patients. In a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial, we have recently reported favorable effects of vitamin D supplementation on vascular & endothelial function and inflammatory biomarkers in vitamin D deficient patients with non-diabetic stage 3-4 CKD (J Am Soc Nephrol 28: 3100-3108, 2017). Subjects in the placebo group who had still not received vitamin D after completion of the trial received two oral doses 300000 IU of oral cholecalciferol at 8 weeks interval followed by flow mediated dilatation (FMD), pulse wave velocity (PWV), circulating endothelial and inflammatory markers (E-Selectin, vWF, hsCRP and IL-6), 1,25 (OH)2D, iPTH and iFGF-23 assessment at 16 weeks...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306901/cardiometabolic-health-among-adult-offspring-of-hypertensive-pregnancies-the-cardiovascular-risk-in-young-finns-study
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Robyn J Tapp, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Tien Yin Wong, Nicholas Witt, Terho Lehtimäki, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Pinki Sahota, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari
BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic health among adult offspring of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is relatively unknown. We hypothesized that offspring of HDP would have abnormalities in the retinal microvasculature and cardiac structure by midadulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study included randomly selected children from 5 Finnish university cities. The mean age of participants was 40 years (range 34-49 years) at the time of retinal photography and cardiac assessment...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297976/platelet-responses-to-pharmacological-and-physiological-interventions-in-middle-aged-men-with-different-habitual-physical-activity-levels
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M H Lundberg Slingsby, L Gliemann, M Thrane, N Rytter, J Egelund, M V Chan, P C Armstrong, T D Warner, Y Hellsten
The current guidelines following an acute coronary syndrome recommend dual anti-platelet therapy (aspirin plus a P2Y12 antagonist) alongside lifestyle modifications, including more regular physical activity. It is currently unknown if regular exercise affects the pharmacology of dual anti-platelet therapy. AIM: To explore how exercise-induced improvements in vascular and platelet function affect the efficacy of dual anti-platelet therapy, in a cross-sectional study of men with different physical activity level (training status)...
January 3, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288864/assessment-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pauline Henrot, Jennifer Foret, Thomas Barnetche, Estibaliz Lazaro, Pierre Duffau, Julien Seneschal, Thierry Schaeverbeke, Marie-Elise Truchetet, Christophe Richez
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether subclinical atherosclerosis is increased in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared to healthy individuals, using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), carotid plaque (CP) presence or flow-mediated dilatation (FMD). METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using MedLine, Embase and Cochrane databases. Two reviewers independently screened the articles to identify studies that compared the rates of atherosclerosis in SLE patients versus healthy controls...
December 27, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288632/association-of-vascular-indices-with-novel-circulating-biomarkers-as-prognostic-factors-for-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Katerina K Naka, Katerina Papathanassiou, Aris Bechlioulis, Konstantinos Pappas, Stelios Tigas, Dimitrios Makriyiannis, Sophia Antoniou, Nikolaos Kazakos, Alexandra Margeli, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Agathocles Tsatsoulis, Lampros K Michalis
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is multifactorial. The association of vascular indices with circulating biomarkers of inflammation and insulin resistance and their role in the long-term cardiovascular prognosis in T2DM patients were currently investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with T2DM and poor glycemic control without known cardiovascular diseases (n=119) at baseline were enrolled and followed for about 9years...
December 27, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283006/regional-arterial-stiffness-in-central-and-peripheral-arteries-is-differentially-related-to-endothelial-dysfunction-assessed-by-brachial-flow-mediated-dilation-in-metabolic-syndrome
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Smriti Badhwar, Dinu S Chandran, Ashok Kumar Jaryal, Rajiv Narang, Kishore Kumar Deepak
The interrelationship between endothelial function and arterial stiffness may be different for central and peripheral arteries due to their structural and functional differences. The study aims to assess the interrelationship between central and peripheral vascular function and haemodynamics in metabolic syndrome. Thirty-seven patients [63.0 (57.5-66.0) years, 68.4% males] of metabolic syndrome (National Cholesterol Education Program - Adult Treatment Panel-III criteria) were studied. Carotid-femoral, carotid-radial pulse wave velocity and augmentation index (AIx@75) were assessed using applanation tonometry...
December 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281189/influence-of-hyperoxia-on-diastolic-myocardial-and-arterial-endothelial-function
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T Wunderlich, N Frey, W Kähler, M Lutz, P Radermacher, S Klapa, I Koch, F Tillmans, J Witte, A Koch
OBJECTIVE: Hyperoxia is known to influence cardiovascular and endothelial function, but it is unknown if there are differences between younger and older persons. The aim of this study was to monitor changes in myocardial diastolic function and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in younger and elderly volunteers, before and after exposure to relevant hyperbaric hyperoxia. METHODS: 51 male patients were separated into two groups for this study. Volunteers in Group 1 (n=28, mean age 26 ±6, "juniors") and Group 2 (n=23, mean age 53 ±9, "seniors") received standard HBO₂ protocol (240kPa oxygen)...
November 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272958/reduced-neural-baroreflex-sensitivity-is-related-to-enhanced-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease
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Adrienn Sárközi, Domonkos Cseh, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Márk Kollai
OBJECTIVES: Reduced baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) is a frequent complication in end-stage liver disease, but the underlying mechanism is unknown. We investigated the mechanical and neural components of BRS. Increased nitric oxide (NO) production has been reported in end-stage liver failure. Based on earlier experiments, we hypothesised that enhanced endothelial function might affect baroreflex function. Therefore, we explored the relation between endothelial function and the components of BRS...
December 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262409/early-markers-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Silvia Lai, Daniela Mastroluca, Silvia Matino, Valeria Panebianco, Antonio Vitarelli, Lidia Capotosto, Irene Turinese, Paolo Marinelli, Marco Rossetti, Alessandro Galani, Pia Baiocchi, Anna R D'Angelo, Paolo Palange
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) patients, often before the onset of renal failure, and the pathogenetic mechanism is not yet well elucidated. The aim of the study was to identify early and noninvasive markers of cardiovascular risk in young ADPKD patients, in the early stages of disease. METHODS: A total of 26 patients with ADPKD and 24 control group, matched for age and sex, were enrolled, and we have assessed inflammatory indexes, mineral metabolism, metabolic state and markers of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction (carotid intima media thickness (IMT), ankle brachial index (ABI), flow mediated dilation (FMD), renal resistive index (RRI), left ventricular mass index (LVMI)) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), maximal O2 uptake (V'O2max), and O2 uptake at lactic acid threshold (V'O2@LT)...
December 15, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249976/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-development-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-what-is-the-role-of-endothelial-cells
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Vera van de Pol, Kondababu Kurakula, Marco C DeRuiter, Marie-José Goumans
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital cardiac malformation. Patients with a BAV have a predisposition for the development of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA). This pathological aortic dilation may result in aortic rupture, which is fatal in most cases. The abnormal aortic morphology of TAAs results from a complex series of events that alter the cellular structure and extracellular matrix (ECM) composition of the aortic wall. Because the major degeneration is located in the media of the aorta, most studies aim to unravel impaired smooth muscle cell (SMC) function in BAV TAA...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247656/mrna-expression-of-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-pafr-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-albuminuria-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Mihoko Kurano, Sahar Ghavidel Darestani, Atsushi Shinnakasu, Kiyoaki Yamamoto, Yukari Dochi, Kayo Uemura, Yuko Ikeda, Akira Kikuchi, Hiroshi Hashiguchi, Takahisa Deguchi, Yoshihiko Nishio
AIMS: Renal dysfunction in addition to diabetes is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that some of the changes in gene expression in blood cells cause renal dysfunction and macrovascular disease through impaired endothelial function. This study aimed to define which changes in gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) are related to renal function parameters and endothelial function of large arteries in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
December 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247493/the-yin-and-yang-of-kv-channels-in-cerebral-small-vessel-pathologies
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Masayo Koide, Arash Moshkforoush, Nikolaos M Tsoukias, David C Hill-Eubanks, George C Wellman, Mark T Nelson, Fabrice Dabertrand
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) encompass a group of genetic and sporadic pathological processes leading to brain lesions, cognitive decline, and stroke. There is no specific treatment for SVDs, which progress silently for years before becoming clinically symptomatic. Here, we examine parallels in the functional defects of parenchymal arterioles in CADASIL, a monogenic form of SVD, and in response to subarachnoid hemorrhage, a common type of hemorrhagic stroke that also targets the brain microvasculature...
December 15, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243995/the-relationship-of-erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chukwuemeka U Osondu, Bryan Vo, Ebenezer T Oni, Michael J Blaha, Emir Veledar, Theodore Feldman, Arthur S Agatston, Khurram Nasir, Ehimen C Aneni
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD mortality. However, the relationship between ED and subclinical CVD is less clear. We synthesized the available data on the association of ED and measures of subclinical CVD. We searched multiple databases for published literature on studies examining the association of ED and measures of subclinical CVD across four domains: endothelial dysfunction measured by flow-mediated dilation (FMD), carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), coronary artery calcification (CAC), and other measures of vascular function such as the ankle-brachial index, toe-brachial index, and pulse wave velocity...
December 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242843/systemic-oxidoreductive-balance-and-vascular-function-in-individuals-without-clinical-manifestation-of-atherosclerosis
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Marcin Majer, Daniel Gackowski, Rafał Różalski, Agnieszka Siomek-Górecka, Ryszard Oliński, Jacek Budzyński
Introduction: Endothelial dysfunction is recognized as the earliest disorder in the development of atherosclerosis, in the pathogenesis of which oxidative stress plays a crucial role. The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between non-invasive parameters of vascular dysfunction and oxidative stress. Material and methods: Forty-eight individuals without clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis were studied. The plasma concentrations of the following were determined in all 48 subjects: retinol, ascorbic acid, α-tocopherol and uric acid, as well as the products of oxidative DNA damage repair: 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) in blood leukocytes and urine, and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua) in urine...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
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