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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160087/glyoxalase-1-modulation-in-obesity-and-diabetes
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Naila Rabbani, Paul J Thornalley
SIGNIFICANCE: Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus are increasing globally. There is also increasing associated complications, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and vascular complications of diabetes. There is currently no licensed treatment for NAFLD and no recent treatments for diabetic complications. New approaches are required, particularly addressing mechanism-based risk factors for health decline and disease progression. Recent advances: Dicarbonyl stress is the abnormal accumulation of reactive dicarbonyl metabolites such as methylglyoxal leading to cell and tissue dysfunction...
November 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159264/the-effects-of-apolipoprotein-e-genotype-%C3%AE-synuclein-deficiency-and-sex-on-brain-synaptic-and-alzheimer-s-disease-related-pathology
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Roni Bar, Anat Boehm-Cagan, Ishai Luz, Yarden Kleper-Wall, Daniel M Michaelson
Introduction: Alzheimer's disease (AD) and synucleinopathies share common pathological mechanisms. Apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4), the most prevalent genetic risk factor for AD, also increases the risk for dementia in pure synucleinopathies. We presently examined the effects of α-synuclein deficiency (α-syn-/-) and sex on apoE4-driven pathologies. Methods: AD-related, synaptic, and vascular markers were analyzed in female and male α-syn-/- and α-syn+/+ apoE4, apoE3, and apoE3/E4 mice...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158187/white-matter-structural-integrity-and-trans-cranial-doppler-blood-flow-pulsatility-in-normal-aging
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Roman Fleysher, Michael L Lipton, Olga Noskin, Tatjana Rundek, Richard Lipton, Carol A Derby
Cerebrovascular diseases underlie many forms of age-related cognitive impairment and the mechanism linking the two is hypothesized to involve adverse changes in white matter (WM) integrity. Despite being systemic, small vessel disease does not uniformly affect WM. We performed voxel-wise analysis of MRI images to examine the association between fractional anisotropy (FA) - a diffusion tensor measure of WM structural integrity - and pulsatility index (PI) - a transcranial Doppler ultrasound measure of abnormal arterial flow - in adults over the age of 70 years who were free of stroke and dementia...
November 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153673/pregnancy-complications-and-later-vascular-ultrasound-measures-a-cohort-study
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Emily W Harville, Markus Juonala, Jorma S A Viikari, Mika Kähönen, Olli T Raitakari
OBJECTIVES: Pregnancy complications predict or even predispose to later cardiovascular disease in the mother. We examined whether pregnancy complications are associated with post-pregnancy measures of endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort; Data for 847 women female participants in the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns study were linked with the national birth registry. Preterm birth (<37weeks), low birthweight (<2500g), small-for-gestational-age (weight <10th percentile for gestational age), and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy were examined as predictors of later vascular measures...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149923/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Tracy M Frech, Diane Mar
Although classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) do not incorporate gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations often present in this disease, the GIT is the most common internal organ involved. Pathophysiology of GIT involvement is thought to be similar to other organs in SSc with fibroproliferative vascular lesions of small arteries and arterioles, increased production of profibrotic growth factors, and alterations of innate, humoral, and cellular immunity. These processes result in neuropathy progressing to myopathy with eventual fibrosis...
February 2018: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148423/non-invasive-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-review-of-the-data-and-future-perspectives
#6
REVIEW
Athanase D Protogerou, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios G Tzioufas
Vascular inflammation in small to large veins and arteries contributes substantially to mortality above that of the general population in Behçet's disease. Recent data verified also the presence of accelerated classical subclinical arterial damage (atheromatosis, arteriosclerosis, arterial hypertrophy) even in patients free of overt vascular complications, and may be complementary to that of vasculitis. Early detection of such vascular damage might provide helpful pathophysiological insight and potentially even guide treatment management...
October 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147477/vanishing-vasculitis-a-case-of-acute-necrotic-skin-findings-without-pathologic-features-of-vasculitis-from-adulterated-cocaine
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Adnan Asif Parvez Ghias, Patrick Brine
While the usage of illicit drugs in itself carries significant health risks and associated toxicities, drugs that are adulterated to give them volume, alter their psychogenic properties, and make them cheaper to produce are to be considered even more dangerous. Cocaine is one of them, and it is now most commonly being adulterated with levamisole. We report a case of a 37-year-old female with the chief complaint of painful skin lesions and wounds on both of her upper and lower extremities for three weeks duration...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145109/cisplatin-induced-acute-mesenteric-ischaemia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shivun Khosla, Lauren Kennedy, Yasser Abdulaal
INTRODUCTION: Cisplatin is a platinum-based chemotherapeutic agent, widely used in cancer therapies for numerous solid tumours. It is becoming more recognised that a potentially life-threatening complication of cisplatin is accelerated arterial and venous thrombosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of a 62year-old with no risk factors for vascular disease who presented with thromboembolic acute mesenteric ischaemia of the small bowel during treatment with cisplatin for head and neck cancer...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144820/pheochromocytoma-a-genetic-and-diagnostic-update
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Leilani B Mercado-Asis, Katherine I Wolf, Ivana Jochmanova, David Taïeb
OBJECTIVE: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGLs) are neuroendocrine tumors derived from adrenal or extra-adrenal locations, respectively. Upon suspicion of PPGL, specific metabolomic, molecular, biochemical, imaging, and histopathological studies are performed to prove, localize, treat, and monitor disease progression. Recently, improved diagnostic tools allow physicians to accurately diagnose PPGL, even in patients presenting with small (less than 1 cm) or biochemically silent tumors, which previously delayed proper detection and treatment...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137048/apatinib-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Zhipeng Zheng, Hanying Wang, Hanliang Jiang, Enguo Chen, Jun Zhang, Xinyou Xie
RATIONALE: Pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (P-EHE) is a rare tumor, with no established standard treatment. Overexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR-2) has been reported in some P-EHE patients. Apatinib, a new small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor that specifically targets VEGFR-2, has therapeutic benefits in some advanced tumors. However, its efficacy in P-EHE cases has not been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we presented a 44-year-old man with recurrent hemoptysis for approximately 9 years...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137019/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy-treated-with-anti-vegf-intravitreal-injections-case-report
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Katarzyna Michalska-Małecka, Anna Heinke Knudsen
PURPOSE: To present optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) features in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) at the baseline and in response to treatment with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections. To investigate the role of OCTA in management of patients with DR. METHODS: Retrospective case series showing primary outcomes of 3 patients with DR and diabetic macular edema. Patients were injected intravitreally a loading phase of 3 monthly 2.0 mg aflibercept, followed by 2 injections bimonthly (5 injections in total)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130973/frequency-aetiology-and-outcome-of-small-cerebellar-infarction
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Zeljka Calic, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Ramesh Cuganesan, Craig S Anderson, Miriam Welgampola, Dennis J Cordato
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Strokes due to small (<2 cm) cerebellar infarction are under-recognised, and their profile and aetiology have not been well characterised. We aimed to determine the frequency, clinical features, aetiology, and outcome of small as compared to large cerebellar infarction. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of clinical and imaging features of a prospectively assessed series of 108 consecutive patients with acute cerebellar infarction admitted to Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia, during 2011-2015...
November 2, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126756/-vascular-dysfunction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-implication-of-microparticules
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REVIEW
W Trzepizur, P Priou, N Meslier, T Urban, M C Martínez, R Andriantsitohaina, F Gagnadoux
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction and stroke and promotes cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes and hypertension. OSA has also been proposed to have a direct proatherogenic effects. Recent studies have investigated the role of microparticles (MPs) in the atherogenic process. MPs are small plasma membrane vesicles that can be released by a variety of vascular or blood cells and that contain membrane and cytosolic elements...
November 7, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126647/popliteal-artery-aneurysm-in-women
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Hans Ravn, Karin Pansell-Fawcett, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Ninety-five per cent of those operated on for popliteal artery aneurysm (PA) are men. Thus, PAs in women are difficult to investigate. The aim was to study the disease in women. METHODS: Women treated for PA in 1987-2012, prospectively registered in the Swedish vascular registry, Swedvasc, supplemented by case records, were compared with the larger male cohort. Survival was determined through cross linkage with the National Population Registry. RESULTS: 1509 patients (men and women), 1872 legs, were identified; of these 74 patients (4...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125808/monocyte-derived-procoagulant-microvesicles-induced-by-high-glucose-can-be-attenuated-by-the-antioxidant-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-partly-through-the-p38-mapk-pathway
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Mingzhen Li, Xiao Zhang, Jing Yu, Xin Wu, Lirong Sun
BACKGROUND: Microvesicles (MVs) are small membrane vesicles that are derived from many different cell types by a process of exocytic budding of the plasma membrane. MVs may be associated with a higher incidence of vascular disease in diabetic patients, but the mechanism of this association is unclear. Diabetic patients also show hypercoagulability and platelet hyperaggregability. In this study, we investigated the generation and activity of high glucose (HG)-induced MVs from monocytes to elucidate the potential mechanism of such MVs in diabetes...
November 10, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124558/development-of-a-simple-device-enabling-percutaneous-flow-regulation-for-a-small-vascular-graft-for-a-blalock-taussig-shunt-capable-of-flow-regulation-complete-translation-of-a-review-article-originally-published-in-pediatric-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Yoshikazu Motohashi, Ryo Shimada, Tomoyasu Sasaki, Takahiro Katsumata, Kazunori Dan, Yasuhiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Nemoto
OBJECTIVES: The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is a cornerstone as initial palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with severely reduced pulmonary blood flow (PBF). The ideal PBF provided by BTS is crucial for an uneventful postoperative course, since excess PBF results in acute distress of the systemic circulation and insufficient PBF requires another BTS surgery. Therefore, the goal of this study was to develop a simple device to control the shunt graft flow percutaneously using a constrictor balloon connected to a subcutaneous port...
November 9, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123522/transcriptome-analysis-of-circulating-immune-cell-subsets-highlight-the-role-of-monocytes-in-zaire-ebola-virus-makona-pathogenesis
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Andrea R Menicucci, Krista Versteeg, Courtney Woolsey, Chad E Mire, Joan B Geisbert, Robert W Cross, Krystle N Agans, Allen Jankeel, Thomas W Geisbert, Ilhem Messaoudi
Existing models of Ebola virus disease (EVD) suggest antigen-presenting cells are initial targets of Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV). In vitro studies have shown that ZEBOV infection of monocytes and macrophages results in the production of inflammatory mediators, which may cause lymphocyte apoptosis. However, these findings have not been corroborated by in vivo studies. In this study, we report the first longitudinal analysis of transcriptional changes in purified monocytes, T-cells, and B-cells isolated from cynomolgus macaques following infection with ZEBOV-Makona...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118394/an-apelin-receptor-antagonist-prevents-pathological-retinal-angiogenesis-with-ischemic-retinopathy-in-mice
#18
Yuki Ishimaru, Fumiya Shibagaki, Akiko Yamamuro, Yasuhiro Yoshioka, Sadaaki Maeda
Pathological retinal angiogenesis is caused by the progression of ischemic retinal diseases and can result in retinal detachment and irreversible blindness. This neovascularization is initiated from the retinal veins and their associated capillaries and involves the overgrowth of vascular endothelial cells. Since expression of the apelin receptor (APJ) is restricted to the veins and proliferative endothelial cells during physiological retinal angiogenesis, in the present study, we investigated the effect of APJ inhibition on pathological retinal angiogenesis in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR)...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117463/vasculitis-and-iga-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-cutaneous-significance
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L Rousset, F Cordoliani, M Battistella, M Jachiet, E Pillebout, M Rybojad, M Bagot, E Oksenhendler, J-D Bouaziz
IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) is a small vessel systemic vasculitis involving IgA immunoglobulin polyclonal activation(1) . Monoclonal gammopathy of cutaneous significance is a subgroup of monoclonal gammopathy with skin disease, without myeloma or lymphoproliferative disorder(2) . We report 3 patients with vasculitis and IgA monoclonal gammopathy of cutaneous significance. Three men, 38, 37 and 50 years old, had a vascular purpura for more than 10 years with partial remission and frequent necrotic flares (Figure 1)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114529/rehabilitation-training-in-artificially-heated-environment
#20
Ping-Chung Leung
Sauna has become a popular club house facility where the dweller enjoys relaxation. Some exercise groups like yoga and Qigong practitioners, are making use of the heated environment to achieve quicker and better results of trainings. Sauna therapy is producing a thermal stress through hyperthermia. The cardiovascular system readily responds by increasing the heart rate which can become double the resting stage within minutes and cardiac output may have a 70% increase. The body's surface response to heat leads to a 40% of decrease in peripheral vascular resistance, thus allowing rapid peripheral blood flow which is responsible for greater heat dispersal directly from the skin...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
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