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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398233/therapeutic-potential-of-targeting-the-ghrelin-pathway
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REVIEW
Gustav Colldén, Matthias H Tschöp, Timo D Müller
Ghrelin was discovered in 1999 as the endogenous ligand of the growth-hormone secretagogue receptor 1a (GHSR1a). Since then, ghrelin has been found to exert a plethora of physiological effects that go far beyond its initial characterization as a growth hormone (GH) secretagogue. Among the numerous well-established effects of ghrelin are the stimulation of appetite and lipid accumulation, the modulation of immunity and inflammation, the stimulation of gastric motility, the improvement of cardiac performance, the modulation of stress, anxiety, taste sensation and reward-seeking behavior, as well as the regulation of glucose metabolism and thermogenesis...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350050/role-of-autophagy-in-advanced-atherosclerosis-review
#2
Yu-Ning Zhu, Wen-Jing Fan, Chi Zhang, Fang Guo, Wei Li, Yu-Fei Wang, Zhi-Sheng Jiang, Shun-Lin Qu
Atherosclerosis (AS) remains the leading cause for global cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, and a major cause of cardiopathy, myocardial infarction and peripheral vascular diseases. Macrophages serve a critical role in atherosclerotic plaque stabilization and rupture, and the selective removal of macrophages may be beneficial in improving plaque stability. Autophagy is a process of self‑feeding, during which cytoplasmic proteins or organelles are packaged into vesicles and fused with the lysosome to form an autophagosome...
March 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349937/biodegradable-polymeric-nanocapsules-prevent-cardiotoxicity-of-anti-trypanosomal-lychnopholide
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Renata Tupinambá Branquinho, Jérôme Roy, Charlotte Farah, Giani Martins Garcia, Franck Aimond, Jean-Yves Le Guennec, Dênia Antunes Saude-Guimarães, Andrea Grabe-Guimaraes, Vanessa Carla Furtado Mosqueira, Marta de Lana, Sylvain Richard
Chagas disease is a neglected parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. New antitrypanosomal options are desirable to prevent complications, including a high rate of cardiomyopathy. Recently, a natural substance, lychnopholide, has shown therapeutic potential, especially when encapsulated in biodegradable polymeric nanocapsules. However, little is known regarding possible adverse effects of lychnopholide. Here we show that repeated-dose intravenous administration of free lychnopholide (2...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337901/cardiopathy-and-osteoporosis-the-epidemiology-in-a-region-of-italy
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A Notarnicola, G Maccagnano, L Moretti, S Tafuri, B Moretti
Cardiopathies and osteoporosis are inter-related due to pathogenetic, hormonal, genetic features as well as an increased risk of fragility. An important feature is attributed to the process of atherosclerosis, which is responsible for an osteopenia effect and degeneration of vascular walls. To date the study populations have been limited. To verify the incidence of cardio-vascular disease in a larger osteoporotic population, we designed a retrospective clinical study analyzing the “Hospital Discharge Data” (HDD) in Apulia between 2006 and 2010...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320124/the-p-wave-terminal-force-in-embolic-strokes-of-undetermined-source
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Simona Lattanzi, Claudia Cagnetti, Alessandra Pulcini, Marco Morelli, Simone Maffei, Leandro Provinciali, Mauro Silvestrini
BACKGROUND: The Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (ESUS) is a recently developed clinical construct which describes stroke patients for whom the embolic source remains undetermined despite recommended investigations. The aim of the study was to characterize the ESUS population according to the abnormality in the P-wave terminal force in lead V1 (PTFV1). METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke who met the ESUS diagnostic criteria...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317613/retrospective-study-2009-2014-perineal-hernias-and-related-comorbidities-in-bitches
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Ayne Murata Hayashi, Sandra Aparecida Rosner, Thais Cristine Alves de Assumpção, Angelo João Stopiglia, Julia Maria Matera
Retrospective study based on data extracted from medical records of dogs diagnosed with perineal hernia between 2009 and 2014; medical records of bitches were selected for further analysis to determine the prevalence of perineal hernias in bitches and to investigate potential comorbidities. Perineal hernia was diagnosed in 182 dogs (174 males and 8 females; 96% and 4%, respectively). Surgical correction was performed in 6 bitches. Surgical procedures corresponded to internal obturator muscle transposition with or without polypropylene mesh reinforcement (n = 5) and semitendinosus muscle transposition flap (n = 1)...
December 2016: Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237125/biomarkers-of-atrial-cardiopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-detection-on-mobile-outpatient-continuous-telemetry-after-embolic-stroke-of-undetermined-source
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Denise Sebasigari, Alexander Merkler, Yang Guo, Gino Gialdini, Benjamin Kummer, Morgan Hemendinger, Christopher Song, Antony Chu, Shawna Cutting, Brian Silver, Mitchell S V Elkind, Hooman Kamel, Karen L Furie, Shadi Yaghi
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers of atrial dysfunction or "cardiopathy" are associated with embolic stroke risk. However, it is unclear if this risk is mediated by undiagnosed paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF). We aim to determine whether atrial cardiopathy biomarkers predict AF on continuous heart-rhythm monitoring after embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS). METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study including all patients with ESUS undergoing 30 days of ambulatory heart-rhythm monitoring to look for AF between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185294/coexistence-of-subdural-hematoma-and-a-rare-cardiopathy-in-an-infant-etiological-and-french-medicolegal-discussion
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Lucile Tuchtan, Catherine Lebreton-Chakour, Barthélemy Tosello, Marjolaine Oger, Marie-Dominique Piercecchi-Marti, Christophe Bartoli
During legal proceedings following the unexpected death of an infant, the magistrate calls on an expert to clarify the causes of death and to decide on the course to be taken. A report was made following the death of a 7-month-old baby girl after recovery from cardiac arrest when investigations of the cause revealed a subdural hematoma (SDH). We discuss the interconnection of these two entities and their role in the lethal process. In this infant, two distinct lesions with medicolegal implications were simultaneously present: on the one hand histiocytoid cardiopathy, and on the other hand SDH, which could result from ill-treatment...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163146/the-subcutaneous-icd-as-an-alternative-to-the-conventional-icd-system-initial-experience-in-greece-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Skevos Sideris, Stefanos Archontakis, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Aristotelis Anastasakis, Ilias Sotiropoulos, Petros Arsenos, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Dimitrios Terentes, Konstantinos Trachanas, Eleftherios Paschalidis, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Ioannis Kallikazaros
The introduction of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in clinical practice has revolutionized our therapeutic approach for sudden cardiac death (SCD) both in the context of primary and secondary prevention, since it has proven to be superior to medical therapy in treating potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, resulting in reduced mortality rates. However, conventional ICDs' implantation carries a not negligible risk of periprocedural and long-term complications associated with the transvenous ICD leads...
February 2, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154102/cryptogenic-stroke-research-and-practice
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Shadi Yaghi, Richard A Bernstein, Rod Passman, Peter M Okin, Karen L Furie
BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic stroke accounts for 30% to 40% of ischemic stroke. It is essential to determine the possible culprit because this will improve secondary stroke prevention strategies. METHODS: We performed a narrative nonsystematic review of the literature that included randomized trials, exploratory comparative studies, and case series on cryptogenic stroke. RESULTS: There are several possible mechanisms implicated in cryptogenic stroke, including occult paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, patent foramen ovale, aortic arch atherosclerosis, atrial cardiopathy, and substenotic atherosclerosis...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153548/neonatal-and-maternal-outcomes-of-pregnancy-with-maternal-cardiac-disease-the-normandy-study-%C3%A2-years-2000-2014
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Vincent Bonnet, Thérèse Simonet, Fabien Labombarda, Patricia Dolley, Paul Milliez, Michel Dreyfus, Jean-Luc Hanouz
Pregnancies complicated by congenital or acquired heart diseases are at high risk of maternal, obstetrical and neonatal poor outcomes. During the period 2000-2014, 197 pregnancies occurring in 147 women with heart disease were managed in our institution. A maternal cardiac event complicated 13 pregnancies. Obstetrical and neonatal complications occurred respectively in 35.0% (95% CI [28.3-41.7]) and 37.0% (95% CI [30.3-43.7]) of pregnancies. All complications were more frequent amongst cardiomyopathies or obstructive and conotruncal lesions, whereas left-to-right shunts were less prone to present with complications...
January 30, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074994/-normoglycemic-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-pregnancy-report-of-one-case
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Margarita Rivas M, Pamela Belmar Z, Pilar Durruty A, Lilian Sanhueza M, Gloria López S
Normoglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis should be suspected in pregnant women presenting nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and anorexia. We report a 39 years old woman with a 32 weeks pregnancy who sought emergency care due to hyperemesis. She was hospitalized with the following diagnoses: pregnancy hypertension syndrome, gestational diabetes, morbid obesity and poor prenatal control. The evaluation of the feto-placental unit showed perception of fetal movements, non-reactive non-stress baseline record and a biophysical profile of 6/8...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869075/-cell-therapies-for-cardiopathies-the-shift-of-paradigms
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Jean-Thomas Vilquin, Jessy Etienne
Heart failure is a major concern for public health systems, and several approaches of cellular therapy are being investigated with the goal of improving the function of these failing hearts. Many cell types have been used (skeletal myoblasts, hematopoietic, endothelial or mesenchymal progenitors, cardiac cells…), most often in the indication of post-ischemic heart failure rather than in the indication of genetic dilated cardiomyopathy. It is easier, indeed, to target a restricted area than the whole myocardium...
November 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865960/identification-of-inonotus-obliquus-polysaccharide-with-broad-spectrum-antiviral-activity-against-multi-feline-viruses
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Jin Tian, Xiaoliang Hu, Dafei Liu, Hongxia Wu, Liandong Qu
Inonotus obliquus polysaccharides (IOPs) are a potential drug for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiopathy, diabetes, AIDs, pancreatitis and other diseases. In this study, we found that IOP can act as a broad-spectrum antiviral drug against feline viruses in the in vitro experiment. Using cell models of feline calicivirus (FCV), we demonstrated that IOP treatment was capable of exhibiting anti-FCV strain F9 activity in cell-based assays and also showed low cytotoxicity. Investigation of the mechanism of action of the compound revealed that IOP treatment induces its inhibitory actions directly on virus particles through blocking viral binding/absorpting...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847992/-esc-guidelines-on-atrial-fibrillation-2016-summary-of-the-most-relevant-recommendations-and-modifications
#15
L Eckardt, K G Häusler, U Ravens, M Borggrefe, P Kirchhof
The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) were published in August 2016. These guidelines replace the revised guidelines from 2012 and contain some interesting new aspects. The topics range from the pathophysiology through diagnostics, therapy and stroke prevention up to special clinical situations, such as atrial fibrillation in cardiopathy, sport and pregnancy. Early screening, patient informed consent, individualized therapy and the modification of factors promoting atrial fibrillation are of particular importance...
December 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836002/cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-incidence-risk-factors-and-effects-of-fluid-removal
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Jinglun Liu, Feng Shen, Jean-Louis Teboul, Nadia Anguel, Alexandra Beurton, Nadia Bezaz, Christian Richard, Xavier Monnet
BACKGROUND: Weaning-induced pulmonary oedema (WiPO) is a well-recognised cause of failure of weaning from mechanical ventilation, but its incidence and risk factors have not been reliably described. We wanted to determine the incidence and risk factors in a population of critically ill patients. In addition, we wanted to describe the effects of diuretics when they are administered in this context. METHODS: We monitored 283 consecutive spontaneous breathing trials (SBT; T-piece trial) performed in 81 patients...
November 12, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828594/-rural-endemic-diseases-health-and-development-emmanuel-dias-and-the-construction-of-a-network-of-allies-against-chagas-disease
#17
Simone Petraglia Kropf
The scope of this article is to analyze the trajectory of Emmanuel Dias (1908-1962), a researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (OCI) and director of the Center for Studies and Prophylaxis of Chagas Disease (OCI outpost established in 1943 in the city of Bambuí, Minas Gerais), as a key actor in the acknowledgement of Chagas disease as a public health problem in Brazil and the Americas. It seeks to show that the conquest of this acknowledgement, the cornerstone of which was the staging of the first campaign to combat the disease in Brazil in 1950, was made possible by the intense political mobilization of Dias together with the various social groups, such as physicians, politicians and residents of rural areas, public health officials, governments and international organizations...
November 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730332/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-as-a-possible-biomarker-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#18
H Gutiérrez-Leonard, E Martínez-Lara, A E Fierro-Macías, V M Mena-Burciaga, M D Ronquillo-Sánchez, E Floriano-Sánchez, N Cárdenas-Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world, and a major cause of this disease is atherosclerosis. Research has demonstrated that pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) plays a role in cardiovascular disease, as evidenced by the association between PAPP-A and severity of heart damage. AIM: The aim of this work was to investigate the correlation between PAPP-A concentrations in coronary and peripheral blood and certain clinicopathological factors and antioxidant enzyme activities in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease...
October 11, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720444/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-serine-protein-kinase-cask-modulates-the-l-type-calcium-current
#19
Sabine Nafzger, Jean-Sebastien Rougier
AIM: The L-type voltage-gated calcium channel Cav1.2 mediates the calcium influx into cells upon membrane depolarization. The list of cardiopathies associated to Cav1.2 dysfunctions highlights the importance of this channel in cardiac physiology. Calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine protein kinase (CASK), expressed in cardiac cells, has been identified as a regulator of Cav2.2 channels in neurons, but no experiments have been performed to investigate its role in Cav1.2 regulation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Full length or the distal C-terminal truncated of the pore-forming Cav1...
January 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582136/incremental-peritoneal-dialysis-a-10-year-single-centre-experience
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Massimo Sandrini, Valerio Vizzardi, Francesca Valerio, Sara Ravera, Luigi Manili, Roberto Zubani, Bernardo J A Lucca, Giovanni Cancarini
INTRODUCTION: Incremental dialysis consists in prescribing a dialysis dose aimed towards maintaining total solute clearance (renal + dialysis) near the targets set by guidelines. Incremental peritoneal dialysis (incrPD) is defined as one or two dwell-times per day on CAPD, whereas standard peritoneal dialysis (stPD) consists in three-four dwell-times per day. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-centre cohort study. Enrollement period: January 2002-December 2007; end of follow up (FU): December 2012...
December 2016: Journal of Nephrology
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