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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340040/impaired-ability-to-grow-colonies-of-endothelial-stem-cells-could-be-the-mechanism-explaining-the-high-cardiovascular-morbidity-mortality-of-patients-with-depression
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Blum Arnon, Pastukh Nina, Zaroura Imad, Jonathan Rotem, Farhat Kamal
Background: Subjects with depression are more prone to develop cardiovascular complications. Severity of depression is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Several mechanisms were suggested including accelerated atherosclerosis, alteration of the cardiac autonomic response with a decrease in heart rate variability. There is evidence that circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are decreased in patients with major depression. Our hypothesis was that patients with depression would have an impaired ability to build colonies of endothelial progenitor cells...
March 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324341/beta-amyloid-deposition-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-with-differing-levels-of-treatment-resistance-a-pilot-study
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Peng Li, Ing-Tsung Hsiao, Chia-Yih Liu, Chia-Hsiang Chen, She-Yao Huang, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kuan-Yi Wu, Kun-Ju Lin
BACKGROUND: Lack of treatment response in patients with late-life depression is common. The role of brain beta-amyloid (Aβ) deposition in treatment outcome in subjects with late-life depression remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate brain Aβ deposition in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with differing treatment outcomes in vivo using (18)F-florbetapir imaging. This study included 62 MDD patients and 18 healthy control subjects (HCs).We first employed the Maudsley staging method (MSM) to categorize MDD patients into two groups according to treatment response: mild treatment resistance (n = 29) and moderate-to-severe treatment resistance (n = 33)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322777/preeclampsia-and-cognitive-impairment-later-in-life
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Julie A Fields, Vesna D Garovic, Michelle M Mielke, Kejal Kantarci, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Wendy M White, Alissa M Butts, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Brian D Lahr, Kent R Bailey, Virginia M Miller
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment. Women who suffer hypertensive episodes during pregnancy report variable neurocognitive changes within the first decade following the affected pregnancy. However, long-term follow-up of these women into their post-menopausal years has not been conducted. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine whether women with a history of preeclampsia were at increased risk of cognitive decline 35-40 years after the affected pregnancy...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315005/effect-of-nitric-oxide-on-renal-autoregulation-during-hypothermia-in-the-rat
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Lars Mikael Broman, Mattias Carlström, Örjan Källskog, Mats Wolgast
Hypothermia-induced reduction of metabolic rate is accompanied by depression of both glomerular perfusion and filtration. The present study investigated whether these changes are linked to changes in renal autoregulation and nitric oxide (NO) signalling. During hypothermia, renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were reduced and urine production was increased, and this was linked with reduced plasma cGMP levels and increased renal vascular resistance. Although stimulation of NO production decreased vascular resistance, blood pressure and urine flow, intravenous infusion of the NO precursor L-arginine or the NO donor sodium nitroprusside did not alter RBF or GFR...
March 17, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302534/experience-of-anti-vegf-treatment-and-clinical-levels-of-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Hugo Senra, Konstantinos Balaskas, Neda Mahmoodi, Tariq Aslam
PURPOSE: To investigate detailed patient experiences specific to receiving vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF) for wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wAMD), and to acquire a snapshot of the frequency of clinically significant levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress among patients and levels of burden in patients' carers. DESIGN: Observational cross-sectional mixed-methods study METHODS: 300 patients with wAMD receiving anti-VEGF treatment and 100 patient carers were recruited...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292683/lower-inflammatory-markers-in-women-with-antenatal-depression-brings-the-m1-m2-balance-into-focus-from-a-new-direction
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Åsa Edvinsson, Emma Bränn, Charlotte Hellgren, Eva Freyhult, Richard White, Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, Jocelien Olivier, Jonas Bergquist, Adrian E Boström, Helgi B Schiöth, Alkistis Skalkidou, Janet L Cunningham, Inger Sundström-Poromaa
BACKGROUND: Antenatal depression and use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) in pregnancy have both been associated with an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and impaired fetal growth. While the underlying biological pathways for these complications are poorly understood, it has been hypothesized that inflammation may be a common physiological pathway. The aim of the present study was to assess peripheral inflammatory markers in healthy women, women with antenatal depression, and in women using SSRI during pregnancy...
February 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291299/-neurosyphilis-in-psychiatric-settings-three-case-reports
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Erhan Akıncı, Fatih Öncü, Barış Topçular
Syphilis is a generally sexually transmitted and multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. All of the organs of the body may be involved during the course of the disease. Neurosyphilis is a clinical form of syphilis with the central nervous system (CNS) involvement. While primarily meningeal and vascular structures are involved in early neurosyphilis, a parenchymal affection of the brain and spinal cord emerges at later stages of neurosyphilis. It presents with symptoms of meningitis, meningovasculitis and parenchymal neurosyphilis (presenting as tabes dorsalis and general paresis)...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290908/-coronary-angioplasty-and-stenting-in-patients-older-than-80-years-immediate-and-long-term-results
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A M Babunashvili, D P Dundua, D S Kartashov, A A Bazarnova, A Yu Korenevich, M E Vetluzhskikh
AIM: to assess immediate and long-term results of coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients older than 80 years - a high risk group in view of the severity of concomitant pathology and extent of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted retrospective analysis of data from 167 patients older than 80 years (mean age 81.43+/-2.14 years) subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention from 2006 to 2013 (3.2% from total number of patients). Multivessel involvement was present in 128 patients (76...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288686/outcomes-of-dysvascular-partial-foot-amputation-and-how-these-compare-to-transtibial-amputation-a-systematic-review-for-the-development-of-shared-decision-making-resources
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Michael P Dillon, Matthew Quigley, Stefania Fatone
BACKGROUND: Dysvascular partial foot amputation (PFA) is a common sequel to advanced peripheral vascular disease. Helping inform difficult discussions between patients and practitioners about the level of PFA, or the decision to have a transtibial amputation (TTA) as an alternative, requires an understanding of the current research evidence on a wide range of topics including wound healing, reamputation, quality of life, mobility, functional ability, participation, pain and psychosocial outcomes, and mortality...
March 14, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284350/ketamine-upregulates-enos-expression-in-human-astroglial-a172-cells-possible-role-in-its-antidepressive-properties
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Yael Yuhas, Shai Ashkenazi, Eva Berent, Abraham Weizman
Ketamine is a potent anti-depressive agent. Nitric oxide plays an essential role in neuronal transmission and cerebral blood flow and has been implicated in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder as well as cardiovascular functioning. We investigated the effect of ketamine on eNOS expression in human A172 astroglial cells. Ketamine (50-500μM) increased eNOS expression at 4-24h in a concentration-dependent manner. This effect was mediated by NMDA receptor, Akt inhibition and ERK1/2 activation and was synergistically augmented by rapamycin...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284097/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-risk-of-incident-depression-throughout-adulthood-among-men-the-johns-hopkins-precursors-study
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Nicole M Armstrong, Lucy A Meoni, Michelle C Carlson, Qian-Li Xue, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Joseph J Gallo, Alden L Gross
BACKGROUND: Modifiable cardiovascular risk factors elevate risk of subsequent depression in older adults, but the effect of their onset before or after age 65 on incident depression is unclear. METHODS: Participants were 1190 male medical students without a diagnosis of depression, who matriculated in 1948-1964 and followed through 2011. Cox proportional hazards models were used to assess associations of vascular risk-factor burden, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking status, and overweight/obese status with onset of incident depression...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283957/migraine-and-stroke-what-s-the-link-what-to-do
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Anna Gryglas, Robert Smigiel
Migraine and stroke are common, disabling neurologic disorders, with a high socioeconomic burden. A link between them has been proposed years ago, and various theories have been proposed to explain this bidirectional relation. However, the precise causes remain unclear. We briefly summarize existing hypotheses of this correlation seeking for recommendations for stroke prevention in migraineurs, if any exist. Among the strongest suggested theories of migraine-stroke association are cortical spreading depression, endovascular dysfunction, vasoconstriction, neurogenic inflammation, hypercoagulability, increased prevalence of vascular risk factors, shared genetic defects, cervical artery dissection, and patent foramen ovale...
March 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271543/associations-between-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-learning-and-memory-in-late-life-depression-and-healthy-aging
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Rebecca A Charlton, Melissa Lamar, Aifeng Zhang, Xinguo Ren, Olusola Ajilore, Ghanshyam N Pandey, Anand Kumar
OBJECTIVES: Pro-inflammatory cytokines may play a role in learning and memory difficulties and may be exacerbated in late-life depression (LLD), where pro-inflammatory markers are already elevated because of aging and age-related vascular risk. METHODS: Learning and memory, and pro-inflammatory cytokines-Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) were measured in 24 individuals with LLD and 34 healthy older adults (HOA)...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271496/genetics-of-migraine-insights-into-the-molecular-basis-of-migraine-disorders
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REVIEW
Heidi G Sutherland, Lyn R Griffiths
Migraine is a complex, debilitating neurovascular disorder, typically characterized by recurring, incapacitating attacks of severe headache often accompanied by nausea and neurological disturbances. It has a strong genetic basis demonstrated by rare migraine disorders caused by mutations in single genes (monogenic), as well as familial clustering of common migraine which is associated with polymorphisms in many genes (polygenic). Hemiplegic migraine is a dominantly inherited, severe form of migraine with associated motor weakness...
March 8, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267147/vegf-related-polymorphisms-identified-by-gwas-and-risk-for-major-depression
#16
T Xie, M G Stathopoulou, F de Andrés, G Siest, H Murray, M Martin, J Cobaleda, A Delgado, J Lamont, E Peñas-LIedó, A LLerena, S Visvikis-Siest
Depression is a common, severe, disabling mental disease that affects millions of people of all ages worldwide. Various studies have shown that neurotrophic/growth factors have a key role in depression and, more specifically, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is implicated in the pathogenesis of depression. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential links between four VEGF-related single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), previously identified through a genome-wide association study (GWAS) and depression...
March 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263374/determinants-of-dropout-and-nonadherence-in-a-dementia-prevention-randomized-controlled-trial-the-prevention-of-dementia-by-intensive-vascular-care-trial
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Cathrien R L Beishuizen, Nicola Coley, Eric P Moll van Charante, Willem A van Gool, Edo Richard, Sandrine Andrieu
OBJECTIVES: To explore and compare sociodemographic, clinical, and neuropsychiatric determinants of dropout and nonadherence in older people participating in an open-label cluster-randomized controlled trial-the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular care (preDIVA) trial-over 6 years. DESIGN: Secondary analysis. SETTING: One hundred sixteen general practices in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling individuals aged 70 to 78 (N = 2,994)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262343/pedf-improves-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability-by-inhibiting-macrophage-inflammation-response
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Hao Wen, Minghao Liu, Zhaoqiang Liu, Xiaoyan Yang, Xiaoling Liu, Mei Ni, Mei Dong, Xiaorong Luan, Yan Yuan, Xinsheng Xu, Huixia Lu
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease with plaque formation and growth. Instable plaque with chronic inflammation is closely related to adverse cardiac outcomes. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous multifunctional cytokine that possesses the ability of anti-inflammation. The aim of this study is to detect whether PEDF has protective effect on the stability of atherosclerotic plaque and to explore whether the effect of anti-inflammation involved. METHODS AND RESULTS: ApoE(-/-) mice fed with high fat diet and RAW264...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261108/exercise-influence-on-hippocampal-function-possible-involvement-of-orexin-a
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REVIEW
Sergio Chieffi, Giovanni Messina, Ines Villano, Antonietta Messina, Maria Esposito, Vincenzo Monda, Anna Valenzano, Fiorenzo Moscatelli, Teresa Esposito, Marco Carotenuto, Andrea Viggiano, Giuseppe Cibelli, Marcellino Monda
In the present article, we provide a brief review of current knowledge regarding the effects induced by physical exercise on hippocampus. Research involving animals and humans supports the view that physical exercise, enhancing hippocampal neurogenesis and function, improves cognition, and regulates mood. These beneficial effects depend on the contribute of more factors including the enhancement of vascularization and upregulation of growth factors. Among these, the BDNF seems to play a significant role. Another putative factor that might contribute to beneficial effects of exercise is the orexin-A...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261061/molecular-mechanisms-of-bipolar-disorder-progress-made-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Yeni Kim, Renata Santos, Fred H Gage, Maria C Marchetto
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic and progressive psychiatric illness characterized by mood oscillations, with episodes of mania and depression. The impact of BD on patients can be devastating, with up to 15% of patients committing suicide. This disorder is associated with psychiatric and medical comorbidities and patients with a high risk of drug abuse, metabolic and endocrine disorders and vascular disease. Current knowledge of the pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms causing BD is still modest. With no clear biological markers available, early diagnosis is a great challenge to clinicians without previous knowledge of the longitudinal progress of illness...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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