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Biala A - - 2011
Hypertension is the main risk factor for left ventricular hypertrophy and development of diastolic heart failure. There is no yet treatment, which can effectively reduce mortality in patients suffering from heart failure with preserved systolic function. We tested whether the calcium sensitizer levosimendan and the AT1-receptor antagonist valsartan could protect ...
Khazaei Majid - - 2011
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hypertension and its reverse on serum nitric oxide (NO) concentration and endothelial permeability in two-kidney one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats. 28 male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: 1) 2K1C for 12 weeks; 2) sham-clipped for 12 weeks; 3) ...
Ferens D M - - 2011
Study design:Animal proof of principle study.Objectives:To determine whether capromorelin, a compound that causes defecation by stimulating ghrelin receptors within the lumbosacral defecation centers, is effective after spinal cord injury (SCI), and whether SCI significantly alters sensitivity to the compound.Setting:University of Melbourne and Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.Methods:Rats were subjected to spinal ...
Blasi E - - 2011
Background: Sunitinib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor has demonstrated clinical activity in advanced renal cell carcinoma and imatinib-resistant/intolerant gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It has been associated with manageable hypertension and other unique toxicities. Aims: Two nonclinical studies were conducted to determine if sunitinib has direct/indirect effects on cardiac structure/function that may be ...
Moraes Adriana Nunes - - 2011
  Raloxifene is a selective oestrogen receptor modulator that has been approved for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Studies have revealed several effects of raloxifene on the cardiovascular system, which might contribute with the blood pressure regulatory mechanisms, particularly in the systemic arterial hypertension. Therefore, the ...
Ming Zhi - - 2011
We have previously demonstrated that progressive development of absence of meal-induced insulin sensitization (AMIS) leads to postprandial hyperglycemia, compensatory hyperinsulinemia, resultant hyperlipidemia, increased oxidative stress, and obesity, progressing to syndrome X in aging rats. The present study tested the hypothesis that progressive development of AMIS in aging rats further resulted ...
Raghavan Karthik - - 2011
This paper presents the design, construction and testing of a device to measure pressure-volume loops in the left ventricle of conscious, ambulatory rats. Pressure is measured with a standard sensor, but volume is derived from data collected from a tetrapolar electrode catheter using a novel admittance technique. There are two ...
Vayssettes-Courchay Christine - - 2011
Background: Large artery stiffening is a major risk factor in aging, hypertension and metabolic diseases. Elevated blood pressure (BP) and vascular wall properties participate to arterial stiffening; we aimed to evaluate their respective role by combining echotracking and the spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) treated with low doses of a nitric ...
Zamo F S - - 2011
AIM: To investigate the effects of swimming training on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) during the development of hypertensive disease. MAIN METHODS: Male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) were randomized into: sedentary young (SY), trained young (TY), sedentary adult (SA), and trained adult (TA) groups. Swimming was performed 5 times/wk/8wks. KEY FINDINGS: ...
Waki Hidefumi H Department of Physiology, Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Wakayama 641-8509, Japan. - - 2011
Essential hypertension is idiopathic although it is accepted as a complex polygenic trait with underlying genetic components, which remain unknown. Our supposition is that primary hypertension involves activation of the sympathetic nervous system. One pivotal region controlling arterial pressure set point is nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS). We recently identified that ...
Nocetti L - - 2011
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is characterized by an increased intracranial pressure in the absence of expansive lesions or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation obstructions. Its physiopathology is still not fully understood. The diagnosis is currently established on clinical grounds (Dandy criteria) along with an invasive measurement of CSF dynamic parameters through ...
Baek Changyoon C Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Kyungwon University, Seongnam, Geonggi-do, 461-701, Republic of - - 2011
We propose pretreatment using microneedles to increase perianal skin permeability for locally targeted delivery of phenylephrine (PE), a drug that increases resting anal sphincter pressure to treat fecal incontinence. Microneedle patches were fabricated by micromolding poly-lactic-acid. Pre-treatment of human cadaver skin with microneedles increased PE delivery across the skin by ...
Moinuddin Ghulam - - 2011
We sought to assess the role of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors on systolic blood pressure (BP), endogenous antioxidant enzymes and histopathological changes in pressure-overload rats. Pressure overload was produced in male rats by abdominal aortic banding (AAB) using a blunt 22-gauge needle, as a model of cardiac hypertrophy. After surgery, ...
Shi Z - - 2011
Aim:  This study was to determine the roles of inflammatory cytokines in paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in modulating sympathetic activity, blood pressure and cardiac sympathetic afferent reflex (CSAR). Methods:  Renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were recorded in anaesthetized rats with bilateral sinoaortic denervation and vagotomy. The ...
Gong Guanwen - - 2011
: To develop an animal model in rats and to investigate whether an intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) of 20 mm Hg will lead to a condition comparable with the abdominal compartment syndrome in humans. : Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were used. In the study group, IAP was increased to 20 mm Hg ...
Romero-Ortuno Roman - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To identify morphological orthostatic blood pressure (BP) phenotypes in older people and assess their correlation with orthostatic intolerance (OI), falls, and frailty and to compare the discriminatory performance of a morphological classification with two established orthostatic hypotension (OH) definitions: consensus (COH) and initial (IOH). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Geriatric research ...
Starr J M - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To test whether socio-economic status and disease burden influence blood pressure in older adults. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal cohort study of community-resident people born in 1921 and assessed at mean ages of 79, 83 and 87 years. METHODS: Sitting and standing systolic and diastolic blood pressures (BP) were measured at ...
Wengenmayer Christina - - 2011
<title/> Objectives: Stroke, frequently a consequence of hypertension, is one of the leading causes of death and neurological disabilities worldwide. In the ischemic brain, levels of endothelin-1, one of the most potent vasoconstrictors, are raised. Anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of endothelin antagonists after stroke have been described in literature. Based ...
Zarei Mohammad - - 2011
We investigated coronary angiogenesis and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its soluble receptor-1 (sFlt-1) concentrations in two-kidney one-clip (2K1C) hypertensive rats before and after reversal of hypertension. THE ANIMAL GROUPS WERE: (i) sham-clipped for 12 weeks; (ii) 2K1C for 12 weeks; (iii) sham-clipped for 12 weeks and unclipped ...
Matsuo Junko - - 2011
Pressure ulcers are a common problem, especially in older patients. In Japan, most institutionalized older people are malnourished and show extreme bony prominence (EBP). EBP is a significant factor in the development of pressure ulcers due to increased interface pressure concentrated at the skin surface over the EBP. The use ...
Shah Abdul Jabbar - - 2011
This investigation was aimed to provide pharmacological evidences for the medicinal use of Capparis aphylla in hypertension. In normotensive anesthetized rats, intravenous administration of the crude extract of Capparis aphylla (Ca.Cr; 3-100 mg/kg) caused a fall in mean arterial pressure (MAP), which was partially blocked in the presence of atropine ...
Hu Feng - - 2011
Drag-reducing polymers (DRPs) are blood-soluble macromolecules that can increase blood flow and reduce vascular resistance. The purpose of the present study is to examine the effects of DRPs on microcirculation in rat hind limb during acute femoral artery occlusion. Two groups of 20 male Wistar rats were subjected to either ...
Hlava─Źková Livia - - 2011
Increase of blood pressure is accompanied by functional and morphological changes in the vascular wall. The presented study explored the effects of curcuma and black pepper compounds on increased blood pressure and remodeling of aorta in the rat model of experimental NO-deficient hypertension. Wistar rats were administered for 6 weeks ...
Ardiansyah - - 2011
Amino acids have been reported to act as modulators of various regulatory processes and to provide new therapeutic applications for either the prevention or treatment of metabolic disorders. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the effects of single oral dose administration and a continuous treatment of L-tryptophan ...
Nakagaki Toshiaki - - 2011
Abstract Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) Ang-(1-7) is formed from angiotensin II by angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and modulates the renin-angiotensin system. We evaluated whether the Ang-(1-7)-Mas axis in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) contributes to neural mechanisms of blood pressure (BP) regulation. We microinjected Ang-(1-7), Ang-(1-7)-Mas receptor antagonist A-779, and ACE2 inhibitor ...
Xiong Xuan - - 2011
This study was designed to investigate the effect of pulse width modulation electro-acupuncture (PWM-EA) on cardiovascular remodeling and nitric oxide (NO) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Thirty-four male SHR were randomly divided into control, captopril, and two PWM-EA groups, which were treated with 350 Hz (SHR-350 Hz) and whole audio bandwith electro-acupuncture ...
Liu Bei - - 2011
Estrogen (E) and testosterone (T) are important in the sexually dimorphic pattern of blood pressure (BP) development. The goal was to examine the effects of endogenous E and exogenous T in the development of hypertension in female spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) on a high sodium diet. Female SHR (N = ...
Mohanan Anookh - - 2011
In hypertensive subjects, angiotensin II and endothelin participate in a manner involving closely interwoven pathways in increasing blood pressure (BP) and inducing end organ damage. The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of TRC120038, a novel dual AT(1)/ET(A) receptor blocker on BP, in obese Zucker spontaneously ...
Jing Li - - 2011
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of the extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) inhibitor, PD98059, on high blood pressure and related vascular changes. Blood pressure was recorded, thicknesses of renal small artery walls were measured and ERK1/2 immunoreactivity and erk2 mRNA in renal vascular smooth muscle ...
Tveita Torkjel - - 2011
The purpose of our study was to determine whether hypothermia has any effects on physiological hemodynamic responses to epinephrine (Epi), and whether rewarming reverses these effects. Sprague-Dawley rats were instrumented to measure mean arterial pressure (MAP), and left ventricular (LV) pressure-volume changes were recorded by using a Millar pressure-volume conductance ...
Jaarin Kamsiah - - 2011
The goal of this study was to determine the possible mechanism that is involved in the blood pressure-raising effect of heated vegetable oils. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 11 groups; the control group was fed with rat chow, and the other groups were fed with chow that was ...
Spijkers Léon J A - - 2011
Hypertension is, amongst others, characterized by endothelial dysfunction and vascular remodeling. As sphingolipids have been implicated in both the regulation of vascular contractility and growth, we investigated whether sphingolipid biology is altered in hypertension and whether this is reflected in altered vascular function. In isolated carotid arteries from spontaneously hypertensive ...
Spijkers Léon J A - - 2011
We have previously shown that essential hypertension in humans and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR), is associated with increased levels of ceramide and marked alterations in sphingolipid biology. Pharmacological elevation of ceramide in isolated carotid arteries of SHR leads to vasoconstriction via a calcium-independent phospholipase A(2), cyclooxygenase-1 and thromboxane synthase-dependent release ...
Reddy Madhuri - - 2011
Unrelieved pressure or friction of the skin, particularly over bony prominences, can lead to pressure ulcers in up to one third of people in hospitals or community care, and one fifth of nursing home residents. Pressure ulcers are more likely in people with reduced mobility and poor skin condition, such ...
Aguilar N N Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México City. ab.nade@ - - 2011
The aim of this work was to build up a new monitoring technique for the lung preservation. The medical aside problem is to measure the integrity and functionality of the lung tissue, specifically at cellular preservation level in order to improve the survival time until it is grafted. The Impedance ...
McCubbin James A - - 2010
Shift work with sleep disruption is a systemic stressor that may possibly be associated with blood pressure dysregulation and hypertension. We hypothesize that rotation to a simulated night shift with sleep deprivation will produce blood pressure elevations in persons at risk for development of hypertension. We examined the effects of ...
Menon Vandana - - 2011
Most deaths in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) are attributable to cardiovascular disease (CVD). We examined novel CVD biomarkers in different stages of ADPKD. We recruited 50 hypertensive subjects with ADPKD with estimated GFR (eGFR) of >60 ml/min per 1.73 m(2); 52 hypertensive subjects with ADPKD with eGFR of ...
Korner Paul I - - 2010
Structural changes in the large resistance vessels in hypertension amplify resistance responses in vitro, but their role in vivo has been controversial. To resolve this matter, we re-examined earlier data in Page hypertension. Total peripheral resistance (TPR) and total peripheral conductance (TPC) responsiveness were compared in hypertensive and normotensive rabbits, ...
Koroboki Eleni - - 2010
Clinical practice and research provide evidence indicating the involvement of psychological factors in essential hypertension. Little is known about interoception (i.e. the ability of perceiving bodily signals) in essential hypertension. The present study focused on the assessment of interoceptive awareness in newly diagnosed-untreated hypertensives by means of ambulatory blood pressure ...
Badaruddoza - - 2012
Familial aggregation of blood pressure with respect to anthropometric characteristics was investigated among the Lobana (a tribal origin) population in Punjab, a North Indian state. A total of 505 individuals comprised the study sample, constituting 116 families of 3 generations. The study represents a multivariate model analysis, which includes family ...
Kumagae Shun-ichi - - 2010
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent vasoconstrictor derived from the endothelium. However, most large scale cross-sectional studies in humans have indicated no relationship between plasma ET-1 levels and hypertension. The present study was designed to determine whether high plasma ET-1 levels predict the development of hypertension. A total of 1,492 subjects ...
Okutucu Sercan - - 2010
The aim of the present cross-sectional study was to evaluate heart rate recovery (HRR) in normotensive and hypertensive individuals with either nondipper or dipper type circadian rhythm of blood pressure. Eighty-five patients were divided into 4 groups according to the presence of hypertension and pattern of circadian blood pressure as ...
Xu Tao - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been done on the effects that awareness, treatment, and control have on hypertension among governmental and institutional employees. HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to explore prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension among governmental and institutional employees. METHODS: A total of 80 governmental organizations ...
Yang Ping - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic, rather than hemorrhagic, events represent a major complication of hypertension. This study aims to explore the mechanism of the hypercoagulative state in hypertension and to assess its clinical significance. HYPOTHESIS: The hypercoagulative state and even the prothrombotic state exists in patients with hypertension. This may be attributed to ...
Feldstein Carlos A - - 2010
Our aims were to evaluate the prevalence and outcome of hypertension in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), previously and after follow-up of parathyroidectomy. A group of 46 consecutive patients with sporadic PHPT due to adenoma undergoing surgery were followed an average of 3.5 years (range 36 to 53 months). In ...
Contreras Freddy - - 2010
The objective is to determine cardiovascular and insulin release effects under metoclopramide (MTC) and dopamine (DA) infusion by using an acute comparative design with the intravenous infusion of both drugs. We evaluated 15 normal (normotensive and normoglycemic) subjects, 13 hypertensive, and 15 type 2 diabetic subjects. Subjects were submitted to ...
Wasilewska Anna - - 2010
The purpose of the study was to investigate serum uric acid (SUA), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and mean platelet volume (MPV) in pre-hypertensive (PH) and hypertensive (HT) children and adolescents. The study group consisted of 80 patients aged 10-19 years subdivided into PH and HT groups according to mean daytime ...
Juhász Mária - - 2010
To assess whether a gender difference exists in adolescent hypertension and its target organ damage and to compare potential confounding factors and target organ damage in hypertensive and normotensive adolescent girls. From the Debrecen Hypertension Study, the anthropometric, blood pressure, and laboratory data as well as intima-media thickness (IMT) and ...
Obinata Kaoru - - 2010
We experienced a case of a Japanese boy who developed intractable idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) during growth hormone (GH) treatment. At the age of 4 yr, the boy was diagnosed with idiopathic growth hormone deficiency, and recombinant human GH replacement was initiated. Nine months after initiation of the GH therapy, ...
Sharma P - - 2010
Cirrhosis with arterial hypertension is not uncommon. Haemodynamic alterations in these patients and the effects of beta-blocker on hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and systemic haemodynamics have not been evaluated. To compare the systemic haemodynamic alterations in hypertensive and normotensive cirrhotics, and to investigate the effects of propranolol on these ...
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