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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088349/stroke-biomarkers-in-clinical-practice-a-critical-appraisal
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Geelyn J L Ng, Amy M L Quek, Christine Cheung, Thiruma V Arumugam, Raymond C S Seet
Biomarkers provide critical mechanistic insights to key biologic processes that occur during cerebral ischemia which, when carefully applied, can improve clinical decision-making in acute stroke management. The translation of a blood-based biomarker in ischemic stroke to clinical practice is challenging, in part, due to the complexity of ischemic stroke pathogenesis and the presence of a blood-brain barrier that restricts the release of brain-specific markers into the circulation. The pathologic and clinical aspects of ischemic stroke are described in this review, where a non-exhaustive list of biomarkers that interrogate different aspects of ischemic stroke such as oxidative damage, inflammation, thrombus formation, cardiac function and brain injury are described...
January 11, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079884/lack-of-collagen-xv-is-protective-after-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Hiramani Dhungana, Mikko T Huuskonen, Taina Pihlajaniemi, Ritva Heljasvaara, Denis Vivien, Katja M Kanninen, Tarja Malm, Jari Koistinaho, Sighild Lemarchant
Collagens are key structural components of basement membranes, providing a scaffold for other components or adhering cells. Collagens and collagen-derived active fragments contribute to biological activities such as cell growth, differentiation and migration. Here, we report that collagen XV knock-out (ColXV KO) mice are resistant to experimental ischemic stroke. Interestingly, the infarcts of ColXV KO mice were as small as those of wild-type (WT) mice thrombolysed with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), the actual treatment for ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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/28072733/efficacy-and-safety-of-puerarin-injection-in-curing-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Qing-Hua Zheng, Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Mei, Li Xiong, Qing-Xian Mei, Jin-Feng Wang, Ling-Jing Tan, Song-Bai Yang, Zhi-Tao Feng
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that the puerarin injection has been widely employed in China for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. We aim to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the puerarin injection for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED, EMBASE, SPRINGER LINK, Scopus, Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), VIP Journals Database, Wanfang database and the China Biological Medicine database before November 2016, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of puerarin injection treating acute ischemic stroke were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043434/aortic-root-surgery-does-high-surgical-volume-and-a-consistent-perioperative-approach-improve-outcome
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Rajdeep Bilkhu, Pouya Youssefi, Gopal Soppa, Rajan Sharma, Anne Child, Mark Edsell, Jean-Pierre van Besouw, Marjan Jahangiri
There is evidence that high surgical volume and team consistency improve outcomes. Mortality of 4%-12% for aortic root surgery has been reported in the United States and UK. We aim to assess outcomes of patients undergoing aortic root surgery by a consistent, high-volume team. Data on patients undergoing elective or urgent aortic root replacement (ARR) were collected prospectively. Patients undergoing emergency surgery were excluded. A standardized perioperative approach was maintained and was achieved by delivering training to team members, including surgical trainees, anesthetic, nursing, and perfusion staff, whenever there was a change of team...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042767/advantages-of-structure-based-drug-design-approaches-in-neurological-disorders
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Murali Aarthy, Umesh Panwar, Chandrabose Selvaraj, Sanjeev Kumar Singh
The nerve impulse that function during abnormal or due in illness may due to several genetic factors, metabolic, biological conditions or environmental components denominated as Neuro-biological disorders. This illness occurs mostly due to the innumerable biological modifications that alters the mechanistic condition of the brain. As per current update, more than a millions of people around the world are suffering through various kinds of neurological disorders. In case, 50 million people with Epilepsy, 35 million with dementia, mainly included Alzheimer's disease and the rest of other cases with Parkinson's, Migraine and Stroke...
2, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041720/atrial-fibrillation-is-a-major-cause-of-stroke-in-apneic-patients-a-prospective-study
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M Poli, P Philip, J Taillard, S Debruxelles, P Renou, J M Orgogozo, F Rouanet, I Sibon
OBJECTIVES: Large prospective studies have established that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Heterogeneous results have been published about SDB and ischaemic stroke mechanism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between poststroke apneic syndrome and stroke aetiologies according to the ASCO classification. METHODS: A total of 134 patients with acute ischaemic cerebrovascular events were prospectively included...
March 4, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009855/tetramethyl-pyrazine-protects-hippocampal-neurons-against-anoxia-reoxygenation-injury-through-inhibiting-apoptosis-mediated-by-jnk-mark-signal-pathway
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Ming Zhong, Wuhua Ma, Xiong Zhang, Yong Wang, Xiaoqiu Gao
BACKGROUND Tetramethyl pyrazine (TMP) is a typical biologically active alkaloid isolated from the Chinese herb Ligusticum walliichi. It has been reported that TMP shows neuroprotective and stroke injury reductive properties in cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) animal models. In the present study we sought to investigate the effect and potential intervention mechanism of TMP in anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) rat hippocampal neurons. MATERIAL AND METHODS After being cultured for 7 days, primary hippocampal neurons were randomly assigned into a normal control group (N), a TMP group (C: 0 ug/ml, L: 60 ug/ml, M: 200ug/ml and H: 800 ug/ml), and a JNK inhibitor group (S: SP600125, 10 μmol/L)...
December 23, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004006/the-different-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-pravastatin-on-cell-death-and-parp-activity-in-pancreatic-nit-1-cells
#10
Ya-Hui Chen, Yi-Chun Chen, Chin-San Liu, Ming-Chia Hsieh
Statins have been widely used drugs for lowering low-density lipoprotein and for preventing heart attack and stroke. However, the increased risk for developing diabetes during extended stain use and the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The objective of this study was to elucidate the signaling pathway and biological function between necrosis and autophagy induced by atorvastatin (AS) and pravastatin (PS). Here we observed that atorvastatin (AS) can increase intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and induce necrotic cell death and autophagy in NIT-1 cells, whereas pravastatin (PS) does not cause ROS and cell death but also induces autophagy...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990033/ptsd-related-cardiovascular-disease-and-accelerated-cellular-aging
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Erika J Wolf, Paula P Schnurr
We reviewed the literature from 2010 to 2016 on the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cardiometabolic health conditions, including metabolic syndrome, coronary artery disease, stroke, and myocardial infarction, among others. Collectively, PTSD was associated with increased risk of cardiometabolic health problems, with pre-clinical and clinical studies offering evidence of behavioral (e.g., poor sleep, cigarette use, poor diet and insufficient exercise) and biological (e.g., autonomic reactivity, inflammation) mediators of these associations...
2016: Psychiatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989055/anticoagulation-after-biological-aortic-valve-replacement-is-there-an-optimal-regimen
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Tamer Owais, Mina Rouman, Martin Breuer, Lars Hüter, Jürgen Fuchs, Bernward Lauer, Thomas Kuntze
BACKGROUND: The anticoagulation of biological heart valves remains a 'hot spot' of discussion in various domains due to the risk of developing valve thrombosis and arterial thromboembolism. The situation has always been controversial, especially during the early postoperative phase. The American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology guidelines recommend the use of warfarin for the first three months after biological aortic valve replacement (BAVR), although the American College of Chest Physicians guidelines suggest that these recommendations are experience-based and that the risk/benefit is unclear...
March 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981499/direct-conversion-of-somatic-cells-into-induced-neurons
#13
REVIEW
Na An, Huiming Xu, Wei-Qiang Gao, Hao Yang
The progressive loss and degeneration of neurons in the central nervous system (CNS), as a result of traumas or diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, stroke, and traumatic injury to the brain and spinal cord, can usually have devastating effects on quality of life. The current strategies available for treatments are described including drug delivery, surgery, electrical stimulation, and cell-based tissue engineering approaches. However, apart from cell-based therapy, other attempts are limited in improving clinical outcomes...
December 16, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980126/prevention-of-stroke-in-patients-with-silent-cerebrovascular-disease-a-scientific-statement-for-healthcare-professionals-from-the-american-heart-association-american-stroke-association
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Eric E Smith, Gustavo Saposnik, Geert Jan Biessels, Fergus N Doubal, Myriam Fornage, Philip B Gorelick, Steven M Greenberg, Randall T Higashida, Scott E Kasner, Sudha Seshadri
Two decades of epidemiological research shows that silent cerebrovascular disease is common and is associated with future risk for stroke and dementia. It is the most common incidental finding on brain scans. To summarize evidence on the diagnosis and management of silent cerebrovascular disease to prevent stroke, the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association convened a writing committee to evaluate existing evidence, to discuss clinical considerations, and to offer suggestions for future research on stroke prevention in patients with 3 cardinal manifestations of silent cerebrovascular disease: silent brain infarcts, magnetic resonance imaging white matter hyperintensities of presumed vascular origin, and cerebral microbleeds...
December 15, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979856/2016-russell-ross-memorial-lecture-in-vascular-biology-molecular-cellular-mechanisms-in-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis
#15
REVIEW
Ira Tabas
Atherosclerosis is initiated by the subendothelial accumulation of apoB-containing lipoproteins, which initiates a sterile inflammatory response dominated by monocyte-macrophages but including all classes of innate and adaptive immune cells. These inflammatory cells, together with proliferating smooth muscle cells and extracellular matrix, promote the formation of subendothelial lesions or plaques. In the vast majority of cases, these lesions do not cause serious clinical symptoms, which is due in part to a resolution-repair response that limits tissue damage...
December 15, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965531/fatty-acid-biosynthesis-inhibition-increases-reduction-potential-in-neuronal-cells-under-hypoxia
#16
Stephen A Brose, Svetlana A Golovko, Mikhail Y Golovko
Recently, we have reported a novel neuronal specific pathway for adaptation to hypoxia through increased fatty acid (FA) biosynthesis followed by esterification into lipids. However, the biological role of this pathway under hypoxia remains to be elucidated. In the presented study, we have tested our hypothesis that activation of FA synthesis maintains reduction potential and reduces lactoacidosis in neuronal cells under hypoxia. To address this hypothesis, we measured the effect of FA synthesis inhibition on [Formula: see text]/NAD(+) and [Formula: see text]/NADP(+) ratios, and lactic acid levels in neuronal SH-SY5Y cells exposed to normoxic and hypoxic conditions...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964703/implications-of-epigenetic-mechanisms-and-their-targets-in-cerebral-ischemia-model
#17
Priya Jhelum, Bhanu Chandra Karisetty, Arvind Kumar, Sumana Chakravarty
Understanding the complexities associated with ischemic condition and identifying therapeutic targets in ischemia is a continued challenging in stroke biology. Emerging evidence reveals potential involvement of epigenetic mechanisms in the incident and outcome of stroke, suggesting novel therapeutic options of targeting different molecules related to epigenetic regulation. This review summarizes our current understanding of ischemia pathophysiology, describes various in vivo and in vitro models of ischemia, and examines epigenetic modifications associated with ischemic condition...
December 13, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956620/nogo-receptor-blockade-overcomes-remyelination-failure-after-white-matter-stroke-and-stimulates-functional-recovery-in-aged-mice
#18
Elif G Sozmen, Shira Rosenzweig, Irene L Llorente, David J DiTullio, Michal Machnicki, Harry V Vinters, Lief A Havton, Roman J Giger, Jason D Hinman, S Thomas Carmichael
White matter stroke is a distinct stroke subtype, accounting for up to 25% of stroke and constituting the second leading cause of dementia. The biology of possible tissue repair after white matter stroke has not been determined. In a mouse stroke model, white matter ischemia causes focal damage and adjacent areas of axonal myelin disruption and gliosis. In these areas of only partial damage, local white matter progenitors respond to injury, as oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPCs) proliferate. However, OPCs fail to mature into oligodendrocytes (OLs) even in regions of demyelination with intact axons and instead divert into an astrocytic fate...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956400/complement-peptide-c3a-stimulates-neural-plasticity-after-experimental-brain-ischaemia
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Anna Stokowska, Alison L Atkins, Javier Morán, Tulen Pekny, Linda Bulmer, Michaela C Pascoe, Scott R Barnum, Rick A Wetsel, Jonas A Nilsson, Mike Dragunow, Marcela Pekna
Ischaemic stroke induces endogenous repair processes that include proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells and extensive rewiring of the remaining neural connections, yet about 50% of stroke survivors live with severe long-term disability. There is an unmet need for drug therapies to improve recovery by promoting brain plasticity in the subacute to chronic phase after ischaemic stroke. We previously showed that complement-derived peptide C3a regulates neural progenitor cell migration and differentiation in vitro and that C3a receptor signalling stimulates neurogenesis in unchallenged adult mice...
December 12, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956075/natural-product-htp-screening-for-attenuation-of-cytokine-induced-neutrophil-chemo-attractants-cincs-and-no2-in-lps-ifn%C3%AE-activated-glioma-cells
#20
Elizabeth A Mazzio, David Bauer, Patricia Mendonca, Equar Taka, Karam F A Soliman
Chronic and acute central nervous system (CNS) inflammation are contributors toward neurological injury associated with head trauma, stroke, infection, Parkinsons or Alzheimers disease. CNS inflammatory illnesses can also contribute toward risk of developing glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). With growing public interest in complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), we conduct a high throughput (HTP) screening of >1400 natural herbs, plants and over the counter (OTC) products for anti-inflammatory effects on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/interferon gamma (IFNγ) activated C6 glioma cells...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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