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Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking (2010)
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Mockford, K. A., Vanicek, N., Jordan, A., Chetter, I. C., & Coughlin, P. A. (2010). Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking. Gait and Posture, 32(3), 395-399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.06.021

Intermittent claudication has been associated with impaired gait and balance. The study aim was to compare gait adaptations over time between claudicants classified with good versus poor balance. Kinematic data were collected from 24 claudicants duri... Read More about Kinematic adaptations to ischemic pain in claudicants during continuous walking.

Energy delivery during 810 nm endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins and post-procedural morbidity (2010)
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Carradice, D., Mazari, F. A., Mekako, A., Hatfield, J., Allgar, V., & Chetter, I. (2010). Energy delivery during 810 nm endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins and post-procedural morbidity. European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery, 40(3), 393-398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2010.04.010

Aim: The durability of occlusion post endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is linked to the magnitude of energy delivered to the vein and consequently increasing amounts of energy are employed. The aim of this study is to establish whet... Read More about Energy delivery during 810 nm endovenous laser ablation of varicose veins and post-procedural morbidity.

A hypoplastic model of skeletal muscle development displaying reduced foetal myoblast cell numbers, increased oxidative myofibres and improved specific tension capacity (2010)
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Otto, A., Macharia, R., Matsakas, A., Valasek, P., Mankoo, B. S., & Patel, K. (2010). A hypoplastic model of skeletal muscle development displaying reduced foetal myoblast cell numbers, increased oxidative myofibres and improved specific tension capacity. Developmental Biology, 343(1-2), (51-62). doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2010.04.014. ISSN 1095-564X

The major component of skeletal muscle is the myofibre. Genetic intervention inducing over-enlargement of myofibres beyond a certain threshold through acellular growth causes a reduction in the specific tension generating capacity of the muscle. Howe... Read More about A hypoplastic model of skeletal muscle development displaying reduced foetal myoblast cell numbers, increased oxidative myofibres and improved specific tension capacity.

Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery (2009)
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Mekako, A. I., Chetter, I. C., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & McCollum, P. T. (2010). Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery. British journal of surgery : BJS, 97(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6849

Background: Wound infection rates of up to 16 per cent are reported following varicose vein surgery and the value of antibiotic prophylaxis in clean surgery remains unclear. Methods: Some 443 patients undergoing varicose vein surgery randomly receive... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of co-amoxiclav versus no antibiotic prophylaxis in varicose vein surgery.

Nitric oxide inhibits von Willebrand factor-mediated platelet adhesion and spreading through regulation of integrin α IIbβ 3 and myosin light chain (2009)
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Roberts, W., Michno, A., Aburima, A., & Naseem, K. M. (2009). Nitric oxide inhibits von Willebrand factor-mediated platelet adhesion and spreading through regulation of integrin α IIbβ 3 and myosin light chain. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 7(12), 2106-2115. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2009.03619.x

Background: von Willebrand factor (VWF)-mediated platelet adhesion and spreading at sites of vascular injury is a critical step in hemostasis. This process requires two individual receptors: glycoprotein Ib (GPIb)-V-IX and integrin αIIbβ3.... Read More about Nitric oxide inhibits von Willebrand factor-mediated platelet adhesion and spreading through regulation of integrin α IIbβ 3 and myosin light chain.

Lack of diastolic reserve in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (2009)
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Chattopadhyay, S., Alamgir, M. F., Nikitin, N. P., Rigby, A. S., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. F. (2010). Lack of diastolic reserve in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction. Circulation. Heart failure, 3(1), 35-43. doi:10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.108.824888

Background-The genesis of symptoms in patients with heart failure (HF) and normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) is unclear. Most investigations of HFNEF have focused on cardiac function at rest although most of these patients are breathless only on exerc... Read More about Lack of diastolic reserve in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction.

Impact of different diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and prognostic significance of exertional oscillatory ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure (2009)
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Ingle, L., Isted, A., Witte, K. K., Cleland, J. G., & Clark, A. L. (2009). Impact of different diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and prognostic significance of exertional oscillatory ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure. European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, 16(4), 451-456. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJR.0b013e32832a4f54

INTRODUCTION: Exertional oscillatory ventilation (EOV) occurs in many patients with chronic heart failure. Two different definitions of EOV have been proposed by Corrá and Leite. We aimed to compare the prevalence of EOV and its prognostic significan... Read More about Impact of different diagnostic criteria on the prevalence and prognostic significance of exertional oscillatory ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure.

Muscle hypertrophy driven by myostatin blockade does not require stem/precursor-cell activity (2009)
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Amthor, H., Otto, A., Vulin, A., Rochat, A., Dumonceaux, J., Garcia, L., …Partridge, T. (2009). Muscle hypertrophy driven by myostatin blockade does not require stem/precursor-cell activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(18), 7479-7484. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0811129106

Myostatin, a member of the TGF-β family, has been identified as a powerful inhibitor of muscle growth. Absence or blockade of myostatin induces massive skeletal muscle hypertrophy that is widely attributed to proliferation of the population of muscle... Read More about Muscle hypertrophy driven by myostatin blockade does not require stem/precursor-cell activity.

Prognostic Significance of the Double Pressure Reserve in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure (2009)
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Ingle, L., & Clark, A. (2009). Prognostic Significance of the Double Pressure Reserve in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Open Heart Failure Journal, 2, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.2174/1876535100902010001

Abstract: Introduction: The double pressure reserve (DPR) has recently been shown to have greater prognostic power than metabolic equivalents, heart rate indices, and systolic blood pressure in healthy subjects. It is unclear whether DPR offers any... Read More about Prognostic Significance of the Double Pressure Reserve in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.

Plastin 1 binds to keratin and is required for terminal web assembly in the intestinal epithelium (2009)
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Grimm-Gunter, E. M. S., Grimm-Guenter, E. S., Ferrary, E., Grimm-Günter, E. S., Hurbain, I., Louvard, D., …Smyth, N. (2009). Plastin 1 binds to keratin and is required for terminal web assembly in the intestinal epithelium. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 20(10), 2549-2562. https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.e08-10-1030

Plastin 1 (I-plastin, fimbrin) along with villin and espin is a prominent actin-bundling protein of the intestinal brush border microvilli. We demonstrate here that plastin 1 accumulates in the terminal web and interacts with keratin 19, possibly con... Read More about Plastin 1 binds to keratin and is required for terminal web assembly in the intestinal epithelium.

Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins (2009)
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Carradice, D., Mekako, A. I., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), 369-375. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.6556

Background: The management of residual varicosities following endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins is contentious. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed concomitantly with the initial EVLT, or sequentially as a secondary procedure. Th... Read More about Randomized clinical trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy after endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins.

The effect of atorvastatin in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study (2009)
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Sathyapalan, T., Kilpatrick, E. S., Coady, A. M., & Atkin, S. L. (2009). The effect of atorvastatin in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 94(1), (103-108). doi:10.1210/jc.2008-1750. ISSN 0021-972x

CONTEXT: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity, whereas statins are proven to reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity through lipid-lowering and perhaps through their pleiotropic effects.... Read More about The effect of atorvastatin in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.

Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading (2008)
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Calaminus, S. D. J., Thomas, S., McCarty, O. J. T., Machesky, L. M., & Watson, S. P. (2008). Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 6(11), 1944-1952. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03141.x

During platelet spreading, the actin cytoskeleton undergoes marked changes, forming filopodia, lamellipodia and stress fibres. In the present study, we report the identification of a novel actin-rich structure, termed an actin nodule, which appears p... Read More about Identification of a novel, actin-rich structure, the actin nodule, in the early stages of platelet spreading.

Quality of life in patients with lower limb ischemia; revised suggestions for analysis (2008)
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Gulati, S., Coughlin, P. A., Hatfield, J., & Chetter, I. C. (2009). Quality of life in patients with lower limb ischemia; revised suggestions for analysis. Journal of vascular surgery, 49(1), 122-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2008.08.011

Background: Quality of life (QoL) is a crucial outcome measure in patients with lower limb ischemia (LLI). The Short Form 36 (SF36) has been proposed as the gold standard instrument for generic QoL analysis in patients with LLI. The Short Form 8 (SF8... Read More about Quality of life in patients with lower limb ischemia; revised suggestions for analysis.

Globular adiponectin increases cGMP formation in blood platelets independently of nitric oxide (2008)
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Riba, R., Patel, B., Aburima, A., & Naseem, K. M. (2008). Globular adiponectin increases cGMP formation in blood platelets independently of nitric oxide. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 6(12), 2121-2131. doi:10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03179.x

Background: Platelet-derived nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to play conflicting roles in platelet function, although it is accepted that NO mediates its actions through soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC). This confusion concerning the roles of platelet... Read More about Globular adiponectin increases cGMP formation in blood platelets independently of nitric oxide.

Predictors of short term mortality in heart failure - insights from the Euro Heart Failure survey (2008)
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Velavan, P., Khan, N. K., Goode, K., Rigby, A. S., Loh, P. H., Komajda, M., …Cleland, J. G. (2010). Predictors of short term mortality in heart failure - insights from the Euro Heart Failure survey. International journal of cardiology, 138(1), 63-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.08.004

Objective: To identify factors associated with short term mortality in hospitalised patients with heart failure. Background: Hospitalisation is frequent in patients with heart failure and is associated with a high mortality. Methods: The Euro Heart F... Read More about Predictors of short term mortality in heart failure - insights from the Euro Heart Failure survey.

Monocyte functional responsiveness after PSGL-1-mediated platelet adhesion is dependent on platelet activation status (2008)
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Bournazos, S., Rennie, J., Hart, S. P., Fox, K. A. A., & Dransfield, I. (2008). Monocyte functional responsiveness after PSGL-1-mediated platelet adhesion is dependent on platelet activation status. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 28(8), (1491-1498). doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.108.167601. ISSN 1079-5642

OBJECTIVE: Acute coronary diseases are characterized by elevated levels of circulating platelet-leukocyte complexes, raising the possibility that proinflammatory processes might be initiated in leukocytes after platelet adhesion. Here we examined the... Read More about Monocyte functional responsiveness after PSGL-1-mediated platelet adhesion is dependent on platelet activation status.

Perception of symptoms is out of proportion to cardiac pathology in patients with "diastolic heart failure" (2008)
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Ingle, L., Cleland, J. G., & Clark, A. L. (2008). Perception of symptoms is out of proportion to cardiac pathology in patients with "diastolic heart failure". Heart, 94(6), 748-753. https://doi.org/10.1136/hrt.2007.131144

Background: Epidemiological studies suggest that "diastolic heart failure" (DHF) is common and has a prognosis similar to that of systolic heart failure (SHF). We wanted to assess whether patients with breathlessness who were being treated for DHF ha... Read More about Perception of symptoms is out of proportion to cardiac pathology in patients with "diastolic heart failure".