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Meili Zheng et al.
Medicine, 93(29), e262-e262 (2014-12-30)
Blood pressure (BP) changes with age. We conducted a cross-sectional study in rural Chinese adults to investigate: (1) what is the relationship between age, arterial stiffness, and BP in Chinese men and women; and (2) to what degree can the
Nobuya Inagaki et al.
Journal of diabetes investigation, 6(2), 210-218 (2015-03-25)
Canagliflozin is a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor under development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Our aim was to examine its efficacy and safety as monotherapy or in combination with commonly used oral antihyperglycemic drugs in Japanese patients with
Kyoko Kumagai et al.
Journal of hypertension, 33(2), 323-329 (2014-11-08)
Although central blood pressure (BP) is considered to be more closely associated with large arterial remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes than brachial BP, few studies have investigated these associations with changes in small arteries. As morphological changes in retinal vessels might
Alpesh Mistry et al.
Molecular pharmaceutics, 12(8), 2755-2766 (2015-05-23)
The ability to deliver therapeutically relevant amounts of drugs directly from the nasal cavity to the central nervous system to treat neurological diseases is dependent on the availability of efficient drug delivery systems. Increased delivery and/or therapeutic effect has been
Jinbo Cheng et al.
Autophagy, 16(12), 2193-2205 (2020-02-01)
Microglial activation-induced neuroinflammation is closely associated with the development of Parkinson disease (PD). Macroautophagy/autophagy regulates many biological processes, but the role of autophagy in microglial activation during PD development remains largely unclear. In this study, we showed that deletion of
Viktor Švigelj et al.
Clinical autonomic research : official journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society, 25(6), 383-390 (2015-09-17)
The arterial baroreflex depends on the integrity of the afferent limb, which can be quantified using the baroreceptor's sensitivity (BRS) during the Valsalva maneuver (VM). The aim of this study was to evaluate, using autonomic nervous system tests, the autonomic
Jeong Eun Song et al.
Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 9(11), E98-107 (2013-03-06)
Demineralized bone particle (DBP), which is widely used as a biomaterial in the field of tissue engineering, contains various bioactive molecules, such as cytokines. For this reason, in this study we investigated the effects of injectable DBP gels on cell
Yimin Yao et al.
Journal of hypertension, 33(6), 1249-1260 (2015-03-13)
The effect of angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R) inhibition on the pattern of reflex sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) to multiple target organs in the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat model of chronic kidney disease was determined. Mean arterial pressure
Gordon C C Yang et al.
Journal of hazardous materials, 277, 53-61 (2014-04-08)
This study monitored the occurrence and removal efficiencies of 8 phthalate esters (PAEs) and 13 pharmaceuticals present in the drinking water of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. The simultaneous electrocoagulation and electrofiltration (EC/EF) process was used to remove the contaminants. To this
Myrna Medlej-Hashim et al.
Annals of human genetics, 79(6), 394-401 (2015-09-26)
Bioactive vitamin D is a steroid hormone transported in blood via the vitamin D binding protein (DBP). Our study aimed to investigate the vitamin D status in a young Lebanese population and study the association of hypovitaminosis with levels of
Vivian Wing-Yi Li et al.
The American journal of cardiology, 115(3), 348-353 (2014-12-09)
We assessed the left ventricular (LV) contractile reserve in young adults with repaired coarctation of the aorta and interrupted aortic arch by determination of LV force-frequency relation (FFR). Eighteen (7 men) patients aged 24.2 ± 5.4 years and 20 (9
Thomas B Thornley et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 124(8), 3443-3454 (2014-07-02)
Macrophages characterized as M2 and M2-like regulate immune responses associated with immune suppression and healing; however, the relationship of this macrophage subset to CD169+ tissue-resident macrophages and their contribution to shaping alloimmune responses is unknown. Here we identified a population
Samuel Beck et al.
Nature communications, 5, 5490-5490 (2014-11-19)
Both transcriptional and epigenetic regulations are fundamental for the control of eukaryotic gene expression. Here we perform a compendium analysis of >200 large sequencing data sets to elucidate the regulatory logic of global gene expression programs in mouse embryonic stem
A Bagchi et al.
Journal of viral hepatitis, 22(2), 192-200 (2014-04-30)
This prospective study was designed to evaluate whether early changes in actin-free Gc-globulin levels were associated with complications and outcomes and to identify factors associated with persistent low actin-free Gc-globulin levels in acute liver failure (ALF). Thirty-two consecutive ALF patients
Hannah N Ladenhauf et al.
Pediatric surgery international, 28(8), 805-814 (2012-07-24)
Sodium phosphate-containing laxatives are commonly used as first-line treatment option for constipation in children and adolescents. Hyperphosphatemia is an infrequent, but potentially life-threatening complication of laxative application. We report a case series of three children exhibiting severe hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia
George G S Sandor et al.
International journal of cardiology, 179, 470-475 (2014-12-04)
Patients with Marfan (MFS) and Loeys-Dietz (LDS) syndromes have been shown to have abnormal aortic biophysical properties. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 12-months of therapy with atenolol or losartan on vascular function in young
Arfat Idrees et al.
Acta poloniae pharmaceutica, 71(2), 287-295 (2014-10-03)
This study was aimed to determine effects of penetration enhancers and plasticizers on drug release from rationally designed formulations of flurbiprofen based transdermal drug delivery system. Matrix type transdermal patches were formulated with ethyl cellulose (EC) as a polymer by
Iván Prieto-Potin et al.
BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 16, 226-226 (2015-08-28)
Multinucleated giant cells have been noticed in diverse arthritic conditions since their first description in rheumatoid synovium. However, their role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) still remains broadly unknown. We aimed to study the presence
Sunaro C Ngourn et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(33), 12151-12158 (2012-07-27)
A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor was developed for the quantitation of calcium phosphate mineralization and the assessment of DNA as a template molecule. Inherent advantages of QCM, such as nanogram sensitivity, temporal resolution, surface-based measurements, and flow capabilities, were
Samuel Adler et al.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 76(6), 1170-1174 (2012-10-03)
Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) is a noninvasive technique for the detection of colorectal lesions. However, for CCE to be offered as an out-of-clinic procedure, the system needs to automatically alert the patient when to ingest the laxative (booster). We tested
Alexandros Kasiakogias et al.
Journal of hypertension, 33(2), 393-400 (2014-10-17)
Beneficial effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on both blood pressure (BP) levels and variability have been documented in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We investigated the relevant impact of different dosing times of antihypertensive drugs beyond CPAP
Han-Ching Tseng et al.
Oncotarget, 6(24), 20002-20025 (2015-09-08)
The aim of this study is to establish osteoclasts as key immune effectors capable of activating the function of Natural Killer (NK) cells, and expanding their numbers, and to determine in vivo and in vitro effect of bisphosphonates (BPs) during
Joanna E Kontaraki et al.
Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH, 9(10), 802-810 (2015-09-12)
MicroRNAs regulate several aspects of physiological and pathologic cardiac hypertrophy, and they represent promising therapeutic targets in cardiovascular disease. We assessed the expression levels of the microRNAs miR-1, miR-133a, miR-26b, miR-208b, miR-499, and miR-21, in 102 patients with essential hypertension
Colonoscopy preperations.
The Medical letter on drugs and therapeutics, 55(1408), 6-6 (2013-01-26)
Yuji Sonoda et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0122212-e0122212 (2015-04-11)
The current study aimed to examine whether the levels of TNF receptors 1 and 2 (TNFR1 and TNFR2) in serum and urine were associated with other markers of kidney injury and renal histological findings, including TNFR expression, in IgA nephropathy
Fatal electrolyte abnormalities following enema administration.
Dominika Szoke et al.
Clinical chemistry, 58(11), 1515-1518 (2012-10-30)
Michael Mauer et al.
Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 30(6), 918-923 (2014-09-04)
Studies of structural-functional relationships have improved understanding of the natural history of diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, in order to consider structural end points for clinical trials, the robustness of the resultant models needs to be verified. This study examined whether
Benedict T Costello et al.
American journal of hypertension, 28(4), 480-486 (2014-09-07)
Central blood pressure (BP) can be estimated noninvasively by analyzing brachial artery waveforms. In this study, our aim was to assess the validity of a brachial cuff-based (suprasystolic) technique for estimating central BP (CBPestimated) by comparison with invasive aortic BP
B Arshi et al.
Journal of human hypertension, 29(4), 260-267 (2014-10-31)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether fasting serum insulin levels, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and insulin-to-glucose ratio (IGR) were associated with incident hypertension. In a prospective study, 4093 Iranian participants (1725 men and 2368
Lusliany Josefina Rondón et al.
Magnesium research, 27(3), 113-130 (2015-01-07)
The renin-angiotensin system is critically involved in regulating arterial blood pressure (BP). Inappropriate angiotensin type-1 receptor activation by angiotensin-II (Ang-II) is related to increased arterial BP. Mg has a role in BP; it can affect cardiac electrical activity, myocardial contractility
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