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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438764/neurogenic-hypertension-and-the-secret-of-respiration
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Benedito H Machado, Daniel B Zoccal, Davi J A Moraes
In spite of recent advances on the knowledgement of the neural control of cardiovascular function, the cause of sympathetic overactivity in neurogenic hypertension remains unknown. Studies from our laboratory point out that rats submitted to chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), an experimental model of neurogenic hypertension, present changes in the central respiratory network that impact the pattern of sympathetic discharge and the levels of arterial pressure. In addition to the fine coordination of respiratory muscle contraction and relaxation, essential for O2 and CO2 pulmonary exchanges, neurons of the respiratory network are precisely connected to the neurons controlling the sympathetic activity in the brainstem...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437280/inhibition-of-rho-kinase-attenuates-left-ventricular-remodeling-caused-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-rats-via-suppressing-myocardial-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#2
Zhi-Hua Wang, Die Zhu, Sheng Xie, Yan Deng, Yueying Pan, Jie Ren, Hui-Guo Liu
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the hallmark of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), has been reported to play a key role in the development of OSAS-associated cardiovascular diseases including cardiac remodeling. RhoA/Rho-kinase (ROCK) pathway has also been implicated in myocardial remodeling, but the exact mechanisms are not fully elucidated. The current study's purpose is to investigate the influence of fasudil, a selective ROCK inhibitor, on CIH-induced left ventricular remodeling in rats and its possible mechanisms...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434469/the-north-american-yoga-therapy-workforce-survey
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Marlysa Sullivan, Matthew Leach, James Snow, Steffany Moonaz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the personal, professional, practice, service and consumer characteristics of the North American yoga therapy workforce. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive survey developed and informed by the contemporary workforce literature. A link to the e-survey was distributed to members of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. RESULTS: 367 members responded (∼20% of eligible participants). Most were aged 40-69 years (88%) and female (91%)...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423693/enhanced-anti-tumor-therapeutic-efficacy-of-dna-vaccine-by-fusing-the-e7-gene-to-baff-in-treating-human-papillomavirus-associated-cancer
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Chao-Chih Wu, Fang-Cih Wu, Yun-Tin Hsu, Yu-Chia Hsiao, Yuh-Cheng Yang, C Allen Chang, Chih-Long Chang
B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) belongs to the tumor necrosis factor family that not only stimulates B and T cells but also counteracts immune tolerance. BAFF is also a type II membrane protein, which is secreted through the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-Golgi apparatus pathway. Fusing an antigen to BAFF might enhance the presentation of major histocompatibility complex class I molecules. These characteristics represent an opportunity to enhance the antitumor effects of DNA vaccines. Therefore, we fused BAFF to human papillomavirus type 16 E7 as a DNA vaccine and evaluated its antitumor effects...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400950/economics-in-global-health-2035-a-sensitivity-analysis-of-the-value-of-a-life-year-estimates
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Angela Y Chang, Lisa A Robinson, James K Hammitt, Stephen C Resch
BACKGROUND: In "Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation," The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) adds the value of increased life expectancy to the value of growth in gross domestic product (GDP) when assessing national well-being. To value changes in life expectancy, the CIH relies on several strong assumptions to bridge gaps in the empirical research. It finds that the value of a life year (VLY) averages 2.3 times GDP per capita for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) assuming the changes in life expectancy they experienced from 2000 to 2011 are permanent...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395476/photoexcited-properties-of-tin-sulfide-nanosheet-decorated-zno-nanorod-heterostructures
#6
Yuan-Chang Liang, Tsai-Wen Lung, Nian-Cih Xu
In this study, ZnO-Sn2S3 core-shell nanorod heterostructures were synthesized by sputtering Sn2S3 shell layers onto ZnO rods. The Sn2S3 shell layers consisted of sheet-like crystallites. A structural analysis revealed that the ZnO-Sn2S3 core-shell nanorod heterostructures were highly crystalline. In comparison with ZnO nanorods, the ZnO-Sn2S3 nanorods exhibited a broadened optical absorption edge that extended to the visible light region. The ZnO-Sn2S3 nanorods exhibited substantial visible photodegradation efficiency of methylene blue organic dyes and high photoelectrochemical performance under light illumination...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379576/examining-gender-as-a-correlate-of-self-reported-pain-treatment-use-among-recent-service-veterans-with-deployment-related-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Mary A Driscoll, Diana Higgins, Andrea Shamaskin-Garroway, Amanda Burger, Eugenia Buta, Joseph L Goulet, Alicia Heapy, Robert D Kerns, Cynthia A Brandt, Sally G Haskell
Objective. : Women veterans with chronic pain utilize health care with greater frequency than their male counterparts. However, little is known about gender differences in the use of specialty pain care in this population. This investigation examined gender differences in self-reported use of opioids, interventional pain treatments, rehabilitation therapies, and complementary and integrative health (CIH) services for chronic pain treatment both within and outside of the Veterans Health Administration in a sample of veterans who served in support of recent conflicts...
March 31, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375587/the-impact-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-vaccination-on-the-development-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#8
Cih-En Huang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yi-Yang Chen, Jung-Jung Chang, Ko-Jung Chen, Chang-Hsien Lu, Kuan-Der Lee, Pau-Chung Chen, Chih-Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection has been documented as a risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). However, there are few large cohort studies, and there is no report about the impact of HBV vaccination. We conducted this study to evaluate these issues. METHODS: We used the nationwide cohort of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for 1997-2013. We compared the incidence and the risk of developing NHL and CD20(+) aggressive lymphoma between HBV and non-HBV cohorts...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337282/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-affects-endogenous-serotonergic-inputs-and-expression-of-synaptic-proteins-in-rat-hypoglossal-nucleus
#9
Xu Wu, Huan Lu, Lijuan Hu, Wankun Gong, Juan Wang, Cuiping Fu, Zilong Liu, Shanqun Li
Evidence has shown that hypoxic episodes elicit hypoglossal neuroplasticity which depends on elevated serotonin (5-HT), in contrast to the rationale of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that deficient serotonergic input to HMs fails to keep airway patency. Therefore, understanding of the 5-HT dynamic changes at hypoglossal nucleus (HN) during chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) will be essential to central pathogenic mechanism and pharmacological therapy of OSA. Moreover, the effect of CIH on BDNF-TrkB signaling proteins was quantified in an attempt to elucidate cellular cascades/synaptic mechanisms following 5-HT alteration...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332205/evidence-that-5-ht-stimulates-intracellular-ca-2-signalling-and-activates-pannexin-1-currents-in-type-ii-cells-of-the-rat-carotid-body
#10
Sindhubarathi Murali, Min Zhang, Colin A Nurse
Carotid body (CB) chemoreceptor (type I) cells can synthesize and release 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and increased autocrine-paracrine 5-HT2 receptor signalling contributes to sensory long-term facilitation during chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). However, recent studies suggest that adjacent glial-like type II cells can respond to CB paracrine signals by elevating intracellular calcium (Δ[Ca(2+) ]i ) and activating carbenoxolone-sensitive, ATP-permeable, pannexin-1 (Panx-1)-like channels. Here, using dissociated rat CB cultures, we found that 5-HT induced Δ[Ca(2+) ]i responses in a subpopulation of type I cells, and in most (∼67%) type II cells identified by their sensitivity to the P2Y2 receptor agonist, UTP...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240319/aorta-macrophage-inflammatory-and-epigenetic-changes-in-a-murine-model-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-potential-role-of-cd36
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Rene Cortese, Alex Gileles-Hillel, Abdelnaby Khalyfa, Isaac Almendros, Mahzad Akbarpour, Ahamed A Khalyfa, Zhuanghong Qiao, Tzintzuni Garcia, Jorge Andrade, David Gozal
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 8-10% of the population, is characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), and causally associates with cardiovascular morbidities. In CIH-exposed mice, closely mimicking the chronicity of human OSA, increased accumulation and proliferation of pro-inflammatory metabolic M1-like macrophages highly expressing CD36, emerged in aorta. Transcriptomic and MeDIP-seq approaches identified activation of pro-atherogenic pathways involving a complex interplay of histone modifications in functionally-relevant biological pathways, such as inflammation and oxidative stress in aorta macrophages...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219135/-effects-of-prescription-yiqi-huatan-quyu-on-oxidative-stress-level-and-pathological-changes-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rat-liver
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X R He, Q C Lin, Q Chen
Objective: To investigate the effects of Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription on oxidative stress and pathological changes in chronic intermittent hypoxia rats liver. Methods: A total of 24 male SD rats aged eight weeks were randomly divided into 3 groups by the random number table: normal control group (NC), chronic intermittent hypoxia group (CIH) and chronic intermittent hypoxia plus Yiqi Huatan Quyu prescription supplement group (Chinese medicine group, CM)(n=8 each). The CIH group and CIHN group were exposed to intermittent hypoxia every day for 8 consecutive weeks...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218220/establishment-of-a-rabbit-model-of-chronic-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-application-in-cardiovascular-consequences
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Li-Fang Xu, Xiu-Fang Zhou, Ke Hu, Si Tang, Yu-Chuan Luo, Wen Lu
BACKGROUND: Although obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been recognized as a major risk factor for cardiovascular complications and its clinical features are well characterized, it is difficult to replicate the OSA hypoxic model in humans. We aimed to establish an experimental rabbit model for chronic OSA and to explore its application to measure blood pressure (BP), myocardial systolic function, and oxidative stress. METHODS: The rabbit model for OSA was established by repeatedly closing the airway and then reopening it...
February 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177762/chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-disturbs-insulin-secretion-and-causes-pancreatic-injury-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
#14
Yeying Wang, Bing Hai, Xiaoqun Niu, Li Ai, Yu Cao, Ran Li, Yongxia Li
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a breath disorder during sleep with a most prominent character of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), inducing the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to damage multiple tissues and cause metabolism disorders. In this study, we established rat varying OSA model by graded concentration of CIH (12.5% O2, 10% O2, 7.5%O2 and 5% O2) for 12 weeks, and found that CIH stimulated insulin secretion, reduced the insulin/proinsulin ratio in the pancreatic tissue, and caused pancreatic tissue lesions and cells apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner...
November 28, 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078487/the-role-of-the-nox4-derived-ros-mediated-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway-in-rat-hypertension-induced-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
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Wen Lu, Jing Kang, Ke Hu, Si Tang, Xiufang Zhou, Lifang Xu, Yuanyuan Li, Shuhui Yu
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, which is a risk factor for resistant hypertension, is characterized by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) and is associated with many cardiovascular diseases. CIH elicits systemic oxidative stress and sympathetic hyperactivity, which lead to hypertension. Rho kinases (ROCKs) are considered to be major effectors of the small GTPase RhoA and have been extensively studied in the cardiovascular field. Upregulation of the RhoA/ROCK signaling cascade is observed in various cardiovascular disorders, such as atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, and stroke...
January 11, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076452/angiotensin-1-7-relieved-renal-injury-induced-by-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-rats-by-reducing-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis
#16
W Lu, J Kang, K Hu, S Tang, X Zhou, S Yu, L Xu
We aimed to study the renal injury and hypertension induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) and the protective effects mediated by angiotensin 1-7 [Ang(1-7)]. We randomly assigned 32 male Sprague-Dawley rats (body weight 180-200 g) to normoxia control, CIH, Ang(1-7)-treated normoxia, and Ang(1-7)-treated CIH groups. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was monitored at the start and end of each week. Renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) was recorded. CTGF and TGF-β were detected by immunohistochemistry and western blotting...
January 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057852/endothelin-1-and-et-receptors-impair-left-ventricular-function-by-mediated-coronary-arteries-dysfunction-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rats
#17
Jin-Wei Wang, Ai-Ying Li, Qiu-Hong Guo, Ya-Jing Guo, James W Weiss, En-Sheng Ji
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in cardiac dysfunction and vascular endothelium injury. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the main characteristic of OSAS, is considered to be mainly responsible for cardiovascular system impairment. This study is aimed to evaluate the role of endothelin-1(ET-1) system in coronary injury and cardiac dysfunction in CIH rats. In our study, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIH (FiO2 9% for 1.5 min, repeated every 3 min for 8 h/d, 7 days/week for 3 weeks). After 3 weeks, the left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) and coronary resistance (CR) were measured with the langendorff mode in isolated hearts...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057739/aberrant-let7a-hmga2-signaling-activity-with-unique-clinical-phenotype-in-jak2-mutated-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#18
Chih-Cheng Chen, Jie-Yu You, Jrhau Lung, Cih-En Huang, Yi-Yang Chen, Yu-Wei Leu, Hsing-Ying Ho, Chian-Pei Li, Chang-Hsien Lu, Kuan-Der Lee, Chia-Chen Hsu, Jyh-Pyng Gau
High mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is an architectural transcriptional factor that is negatively regulated by Let-7 microRNA through binding to its 3-untranslated region (3-UTR). Transgenic mice expressing HMGA2 with a truncation of its 3-UTR has been shown to exhibit a myeloproliferative phenotype. To decipher the Let-7-HMGA2 axis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), we employed an in vitro model supplemented with clinical correlation. Ba/F3 cells with inducible JAK2V617F expression (Ton.JAK2.V617F cells) showed up-regulation of HMGA2 with concurrent let-7a repression...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055223/claim-assessment-profile-a-method-for-capturing-healthcare-evidence-in-the-scientific-evaluation-and-review-of-claims-in-health-care-search
#19
Lara Hilton, Wayne B Jonas
BACKGROUND: Grounding health claims in an evidence base is essential for determining safety and effectiveness. However, it is not appropriate to evaluate all healthcare claims with the same methods. "Gold standard" randomized controlled trials may skip over important qualitative and observational data about use, benefits, side effects, and preferences, issues especially salient in research on complementary and integrative health (CIH) practices. This gap has prompted a move toward studying treatments in their naturalistic settings...
February 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050773/the-effect-of-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-on-respiratory-sensitivity-to-morphine-in-rats
#20
Jian Wu, Peng Li, Xiuying Wu
PURPOSE: Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is a characteristic of obstructive sleep apnea syndromes (OSAs). Recurrent hypoxia during the developmental period increases respiratory sensitivity to subsequent administration of opioids. However, it is unknown whether CIH affects respiratory sensitivity to opioids in adults. Our study aimed to assess the changes in respiratory sensitivity to morphine (MOR) under CIH and to explore the possible mechanisms in an adult rat model. METHODS: We applied CIH in adult Sprague-Dawley rats to simulate the hypoxia condition caused by OSAs...
January 3, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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