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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418689/an-official-american-thoracic-society-workshop-report-chemical-inhalational-disasters-biology-of-lung-injury-development-of-novel-therapeutics-and-medical-preparedness
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Eleanor M Summerhill, Gary W Hoyle, Sven-Eric Jordt, Bronwen J Jugg, James G Martin, Sadis Matalon, Steven E Patterson, David J Prezant, Alfred M Sciuto, Erik R Svendsen, Carl W White, Livia Veress
This report is based upon the proceedings from the Inhalational Lung Injury Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the National Institute of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) program on May 21, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The CounterACT program facilitates research leading to the development of new and improved medical countermeasures for chemical threat agents. The workshop was initiated by the Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters (TID) Section of the Environmental, Occupational, and Population Health Assembly (EOPH) of the ATS...
April 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414101/autophagy-in-hemorrhagic-stroke-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Haiying Li, Jiang Wu, Haitao Shen, Xiyang Yao, Chenglin Liu, S Pianta, J Han, C V Borlongan, Gang Chen
Accumulating evidence advances the critical role of autophagy in brain pathology after stroke. Investigations employing autophagy induction or inhibition using pharmacological tools or autophagy-related gene knockout mice have recently revealed the biological significance of intact and functional autophagy in stroke. Most of the reported cases attest to a pro-survival role for autophagy in stroke, by facilitating removal of damaged proteins and organelles, which can be recycled for energy generation and cellular defenses...
April 13, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408189/genetic-effects-on-the-correlation-structure-of%C3%A2-cvd-risk-factors-exome-wide-data-from-a-ghanaian-population
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REVIEW
Nuri Kodaman, Rafal S Sobota, Folkert W Asselbergs, Matthew T Oetjens, Jason H Moore, Nancy J Brown, Melinda C Aldrich, Scott M Williams
Plasma concentration of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) is highly correlated with several cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. It also plays a direct role in CVD, including myocardial infarction and stroke, by impeding the dissolution of thrombi in the blood. Insofar as PAI-1 links CVD's risk factors to its endpoints, genetic variants modulating the relationship between PAI-1 and risk factors may be of particular clinical and biological interest. The high heritability of PAI-1, which has not been explained by genetic association studies, may also, in large part, be due to this relationship with CVD risk factors...
April 10, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393267/charting-the-perfect-storm-emerging-biological-interfaces-between-stress-and-stroke
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REVIEW
G Kronenberg, J Schöner, C Nolte, A Heinz, M Endres, Karen Gertz
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that psychosocial stress is an important and often underestimated risk factor for cardiovascular disease such as myocardial infarction and stroke. In this article, we map out major biological interfaces between stress, stress-related psychiatric disorders, and stroke, placing special emphasis on the fact that stress and psychiatric disorders may be both cause and consequence of cardiovascular disease. Apart from high-risk lifestyle habits such as smoking and lack of exercise, neuroendocrine dysregulation, alterations of the hemostatic system, increased oxidative stress, and inflammatory changes have been implicated in stress-related endothelial dysfunction...
April 9, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387015/the-factors-related-to-early-onset-depression-after-first-stroke
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Kadir Karakus, Refik Kunt, Cagdas O Memis, Duygu A Kunt, Bilge Dogan, Filiz Ozdemiroglu, Levent Sevincok
BACKGROUND: The biological and psychological aspects of post-stroke depression (PSD) may vary based on the time since stroke onset. The sociodemographic and clinical correlates of early-onset PSD are not yet well understood. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the clinical correlates of early-onset depression following first stroke. We hypothesized that the severity of a stroke or disability (other than lesion characteristics) would likely be related to PSD in a sample of first stroke patients with single and unilateral lesions...
April 7, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384359/a-mechanistic-model-for-atherosclerosis-and-its-application-to-the-cohort-of-mayak-workers
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Cristoforo Simonetto, Tamara V Azizova, Zarko Barjaktarovic, Johann Bauersachs, Peter Jacob, Jan Christian Kaiser, Reinhard Meckbach, Helmut Schöllnberger, Markus Eidemüller
We propose a stochastic model for use in epidemiological analysis, describing the age-dependent development of atherosclerosis with adequate simplification. The model features the uptake of monocytes into the arterial wall, their proliferation and transition into foam cells. The number of foam cells is assumed to determine the health risk for clinically relevant events such as stroke. In a simulation study, the model was checked against the age-dependent prevalence of atherosclerotic lesions. Next, the model was applied to incidence of atherosclerotic stroke in the cohort of male workers from the Mayak nuclear facility in the Southern Urals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382610/the-role-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-in-neuropathology-and-neurodegeneration
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Che-Hong Chen, Amit U Joshi, Daria Mochly-Rosen
Aldehydes-induced toxicity has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to reactive aldehydes from (1) alcohol and food metabolism; (2) environmental pollutants, including car, factory exhausts, smog, pesticides, herbicides; (3) metabolism of neurotransmitters, amino acids and (4) lipid peroxidation of biological membrane from excessive ROS, all contribute to 'aldehydic load' that has been linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the α, β-unsaturated aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), DOPAL (MAO product of dopamine), malondialdehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde, all readily form chemical adductions with proteins, DNA and lipids, thus causing neurotoxicity...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373915/assessed-and-emerging-biomarkers-in-stroke-and-training-mediated-stroke-recovery-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Marialuisa Gandolfi, Nicola Smania, Antonio Vella, Alessandro Picelli, Salvatore Chirumbolo
Since the increasing update of the biomolecular scientific literature, biomarkers in stroke have reached an outstanding and remarkable revision in the very recent years. Besides the diagnostic and prognostic role of some inflammatory markers, many further molecules and biological factors have been added to the list, including tissue derived cytokines, growth factor-like molecules, hormones, and microRNAs. The literatures on brain derived growth factor and other neuroimmune mediators, bone-skeletal muscle biomarkers, cellular and immunity biomarkers, and the role of microRNAs in stroke recovery were reviewed...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373350/social-integration-and-reduced-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-women-the-role-of-lifestyle-behaviors
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Shun-Chiao Chang, Maria Glymour, Marilyn Cornelis, Stefan Walter, Eric Rimm, Eric T Tchetgen, Ichiro Kawachi, Laura D Kubzansky
Rationale: Higher social integration is associated with lower cardiovascular mortality; however, whether it is associated with incident coronary heart disease (CHD), especially in women, and if associations differ by case fatality is unclear. Objective: This study sought to examine the associations between social integration and risk of incident CHD in a large female prospective cohort. Methods and Results: 76,362 women in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS), free of CHD and stroke at baseline (1992), were followed until 2014...
April 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373349/methodological-rigor-in-preclinical-cardiovascular-studies-targets-to-enhance-reproducibility-and-promote-research-translation
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F Daniel Ramirez, Pouya Motazedian, Richard G Jung, Pietro Di Santo, Zachary D MacDonald, Robert Moreland, Trevor Simard, Aisling A Clancy, Juan Russo, Vivian A Welch, George A Wells, Benjamin Hibbert
Rationale: Methodological sources of bias and suboptimal reporting contribute to irreproducibility in preclinical science and may negatively impact research translation. Randomization, blinding, sample size estimation, and considering sex as a biological variable are deemed crucial study design elements to maximize the quality and predictive value of preclinical experiments. Objective: To examine the prevalence and temporal patterns of recommended study design element implementation in preclinical cardiovascular research...
April 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372935/synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-novel-tert-amylphenoxyalkyl-homo-piperidine-derivatives-as-histamine-h3r-ligands
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Kamil J Kuder, Dorota Łażewska, Maria Kaleta, Gniewomir Latacz, Tim Kottke, Agnieszka Olejarz, Tadeusz Karcz, Andrzej Fruziński, Katarzyna Szczepańska, Janina Karolak-Wojciechowska, Holger Stark, Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz
As a continuation of our search for novel histamine H3 receptor ligands a series of twenty new tert-amyl phenoxyalkylamine derivatives (2-21) was synthesized. Compounds of four to eight carbon atoms spacer alkyl chain were evaluated on their binding properties at human histamine H3 receptor (hH3R). The highest affinities were observed for pentyl derivatives 6-8 (Ki=8.8-23.4nM range) and among them piperidine derivative 6 with Ki=8.8nM. Structures 6, 7 were also classified as antagonists in cAMP accumulation assay (with EC50=157 and 164nM, respectively)...
May 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366071/vessel-wall-signal-enhancement-on-3-t-mri-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy
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Peter Abraham, J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Vincent Cheung, Jeffrey Steinberg, Arvin Wali, Mihir Gupta, Robert C Rennert, Roland R Lee, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated histological evidence of iatrogenic endothelial injury after stent retriever thrombectomy. However, noncontrast vessel wall (VW)-MRI is insufficient to demonstrate vessel injury. Authors of this study prospectively evaluated iatrogenic endothelial damage after stent retriever thrombectomy in humans by utilizing high-resolution contrast-enhanced VW-MRI. Characterization of VW-MRI changes in vessels subject to mechanical injury from thrombectomy may allow better understanding of the biological effects of this intervention...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366066/neuroprotective-strategies-and-the-underlying-molecular-basis-of-cerebrovascular-stroke
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Michael Karsy, Andrea Brock, Jian Guan, Phillip Taussky, M Yashar S Kalani, Min S Park
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the US. Although there has been significant progress in the area of medical and surgical thrombolytic technologies, neuroprotective agents to prevent secondary cerebral injury and to minimize disability remain limited. Only limited success has been reported in preclinical and clinical trials evaluating a variety of compounds. In this review, the authors discuss the most up-to-date information regarding the underlying molecular biology of stroke as well as strategies that aim to mitigate this complex signaling cascade...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363729/independent-correlates-of-chronic-kidney-disease-awareness-among-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ndidiamaka O Obadan, Rebekah J Walker, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is usually silent until advanced stages. Awareness of CKD is important to mitigate poorer outcomes. This study aims to understand the relationship(s) between CKD self-awareness and diagnosed CKD. METHODS: The study included 345 adults with type 2 diabetes from two primary care settings. Participants completed surveys assessing demographic information, self-care behaviors and co-morbidities. Biological data were taken from medical records...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360086/potential-impact-and-study-considerations-of-metabolomics-in-cardiovascular-health-and-disease-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Susan Cheng, Svati H Shah, Elizabeth J Corwin, Oliver Fiehn, Robert L Fitzgerald, Robert E Gerszten, Thomas Illig, Eugene P Rhee, Pothur R Srinivas, Thomas J Wang, Mohit Jain
Through the measure of thousands of small-molecule metabolites in diverse biological systems, metabolomics now offers the potential for new insights into the factors that contribute to complex human diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Targeted metabolomics methods have already identified new molecular markers and metabolomic signatures of cardiovascular disease risk (including branched-chain amino acids, select unsaturated lipid species, and trimethylamine-N-oxide), thus in effect linking diverse exposures such as those from dietary intake and the microbiota with cardiometabolic traits...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351960/pathogenesis-of-white-matter-changes-in-cerebral-small-vessel-diseases-beyond-vessel-intrinsic-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Anne Joutel, Hugues Chabriat
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) are a leading cause of age and hypertension-related stroke and dementia. The salient features of SVDs visible on conventional brain magnetic resonance images include white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) on T2-weighted images, small infarcts, macrohemorrhages, dilated perivascular spaces, microbleeds and brain atrophy. Among these, WMHs are the most common and often the earliest brain tissue changes. Moreover, over the past two decades, large population- and patient-based studies have established the clinical importance of WMHs, notably with respect to cognitive and motor disturbances...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345593/microstructural-tissue-engineering-in-the-rachis-and-barbs-of-bird-feathers
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Theagarten Lingham-Soliar
Feathers do not have to be especially strong but they do need to be stiff and at the same time resilient and to have a high work of fracture. Syncitial barbule fibres are the highest size-class of continuous filaments in the cortex of the rachis of the feather. However, the rachis can be treated as a generalized cone of rapidly diminishing volume. This means that hundreds of syncitial barbule fibres of the rachis may have to be terminated before reaching the tip - creating potentially thousands of inherently fatal crack-like defects...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343073/breviscapine-confers-a-neuroprotective-efficacy-against-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-attenuating-neuronal-and-astrocytic-autophagy-in-the-penumbra
#18
Zhang Pengyue, Guo Tao, He Hongyun, Yang Liqiang, Deng Yihao
Breviscapine is a flavonoid derived from a traditional Chinese herb Erigerin breviscapus (Vant.) Hand-Mazz, and has been extensively used in clinical treatment for cerebral stroke in China, but the underlying pharmacological mechanisms are still unclear. In present study, we investigated whether breviscapine could confer a neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia injury by targeting autophagy mechanisms. A cerebral stroke model in Sprague-Dawley rats was prepared by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), rats were then randomly divided into 5 groups: MCAO+Bre group, rats were treated with breviscapine; MCAO+Tat-Beclin-1 group, animals were administrated with specific autophagy inducer Tat-Beclin-1; MCAO+Bre+Tat-Beclin-1 group, rats were treated with both breviscapine and Tat-Beclin-1, MCAO+saline group, rats received the same volume of physiological saline, and Sham surgery group...
March 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341754/proportional-recovery-from-lower-limb-motor-impairment-after-stroke
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Marie-Claire Smith, Winston D Byblow, P Alan Barber, Cathy M Stinear
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In people with preserved corticospinal tract (CST) function after stroke, upper limb impairment resolves by ≈70% within 3 months. This is known as the proportional recovery rule. Patients without CST function do not fit this rule and have worse upper limb outcomes. This study investigated resolution of motor impairment in the lower limb (LL). METHODS: Patients with stroke and LL weakness were assessed 3 days and 3 months after stroke with the LL Fugl-Meyer...
March 24, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340785/an-automatic-chemiluminescence-method-based-on-the-multi-pumping-flow-system-coupled-with-the-fluidized-reactor-and-direct-injection-detector-determination-of-uric-acid-in-saliva-samples
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Christina Vakh, Stanislawa Koronkiewicz, Slawomir Kalinowski, Leonid Moskvin, Andrey Bulatov
A novel approach for the automatic chemiluminescence (CL) analysis of the complex samples is proposed. A multi-pumping flow system was successfully combined with fluidized reactor and direct-injection CL detector. The possibility of the approach was demonstrated on the determination of uric acid in saliva samples. Uric acid is clinically important analyte and its determination in biological fluids is related to human organism dysfunctions, such as gout. For the first time, the fast luminol - N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) reaction in an alkaline medium was used for the CL determination of uric acid in saliva samples...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
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