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Dynamic risk stratification using serial measurements of plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure (2018)
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Zhang, J., Pellicori, P., Pan, D., Dierckx, R., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. (2018). Dynamic risk stratification using serial measurements of plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 269, 196-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.06.070

Background Prognostic models for patients with chronic heart failure are generally based on a single assessment but treatment is often given with the intention of changing risk; re- evaluation of risk is an important aspect of care. The prognostic va... Read More about Dynamic risk stratification using serial measurements of plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure.

Is cardiorespiratory fitness related to cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease? A CARE CR study (2018)
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Nichols, S., Taylor, C., Page, R., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Nation, F., Goodman, T., …Ingle, L. (2018). Is cardiorespiratory fitness related to cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease? A CARE CR study. Sports Medicine - Open, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-018-0138-z

© 2018, The Author(s). Background: Higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with lower morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). The mechanisms for this are not fully understood. A more favourable cardiometabo... Read More about Is cardiorespiratory fitness related to cardiometabolic health and all-cause mortality risk in patients with coronary heart disease? A CARE CR study.

Validation of U.S. mortality prediction models for hospitalized heart failure in the United Kingdom and Japan: Validation of risk models in decompensated heart failure (2018)
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Nagai, T., Sundaram, V., Shoaib, A., Shiraishi, Y., Kohsaka, S., Rothnie, K. J., …Cleland, J. G. (2018). Validation of U.S. mortality prediction models for hospitalized heart failure in the United Kingdom and Japan: Validation of risk models in decompensated heart failure. European journal of heart failure, 20(8), 1179-1190. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.1210

Aims: Prognostic models for hospitalised heart failure (HHF) were developed predominantly for patients of European origin in the United States of America; it is unclear whether they perform similarly in other health-care systems or for different ethn... Read More about Validation of U.S. mortality prediction models for hospitalized heart failure in the United Kingdom and Japan: Validation of risk models in decompensated heart failure.

Soy isoflavones improve cardiovascular disease risk markers in women during 1 the early menopause 2 1 (2018)
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Sathyapalan, T., Aye, M., Rigby, A. S., Thatcher, N. J., Dargham, S. R., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2018). Soy isoflavones improve cardiovascular disease risk markers in women during 1 the early menopause 2 1. Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD, 28(7), 691-697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2018.03.007

Background Hormone replacement therapy may be beneficial for cardiovascular disease risk (CVR) in post-menopausal women. Soy isoflavones may act as selective estrogen receptor modulators. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether soy isoflavones... Read More about Soy isoflavones improve cardiovascular disease risk markers in women during 1 the early menopause 2 1.

Clinical and prognostic relationships of pulmonary artery to aorta diameter ratio in patients with heart failure: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study (2018)
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Pellicori, P., Urbinati, A., Zhang, J., Joseph, A. C., Costanzo, P., Lukaschuk, E., …Clark, A. L. (2018). Clinical and prognostic relationships of pulmonary artery to aorta diameter ratio in patients with heart failure: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study. Clinical cardiology, 41(1), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22840

Background The pulmonary artery (PA) distends as pressure increases. Hypothesis The ratio of PA to aortic (Ao) diameter may be an indicator of pulmonary hypertension and consequently carry prognostic information in patients with chronic heart failur... Read More about Clinical and prognostic relationships of pulmonary artery to aorta diameter ratio in patients with heart failure: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.

Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review (2017)
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Shah, P. M., Pellicori, P., Macnamara, A., Urbinati, A., & Clark, A. L. (2017). Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review. Cardiology in review, 25(6), 321-325. https://doi.org/10.1097/CRD.0000000000000154

It is not clear whether swimming is safe in patients with chronic heart failure. Ten studies examining the hemodynamic effects of acute water immersion (WI) (155 patients; average age 60 years; 86% male; mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)... Read More about Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review.

“Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program (2017)
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Harwood, A., Broadbent, E., Totty, J. P., Smith, G. E., & Chetter, I. C. (2017). “Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 35(3), 131-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2017.03.001

© 2017 Society for Vascular Nursing, Inc. Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition which has severe impacts on quality of life, physical function, and mental health. Supervised exercise is the recommended first-line treatment for patients... Read More about “Intermittent claudication a real pain in the calf”—Patient experience of diagnosis and treatment with a supervised exercise program.

Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial (2017)
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Collett, L., Howard, D. R., Munir, T., McParland, L., Oughton, J. B., Rawstron, A. C., …Hillmen, P. (2017). Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2138-6

Background Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) has seen a substantial improvement over the last few years. Combination immunochemotherapy, such as fludarabine, cyclophosphamide and rituximab (FCR), is now standard first-line therapy. How... Read More about Assessment of ibrutinib plus rituximab in front-line CLL (FLAIR trial): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial.

A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma (2017)
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Pratt, G., Yap, C., Oldreive, C., Slade, D., Bishop, R., Griffiths, M., …Stankovic, T. (2018). A multi-centre phase I trial of the PARP inhibitor olaparib in patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, T-prolymphocytic leukaemia or mantle cell lymphoma. British journal of haematology, 182(3), 429-433. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjh.14793

The effect of caloric restriction on the forelimb skeletal muscle fibers of the hypertrophic myostatin null mice (2017)
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Elashry, M. I., Matsakas, A., Wenisch, S., Arnhold, S., & Patel, K. (2017). The effect of caloric restriction on the forelimb skeletal muscle fibers of the hypertrophic myostatin null mice. Acta Histochemica, 119(5), 582-591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acthis.2017.06.002

Skeletal muscle mass loss has a broad impact on body performance and physical activity. Muscle wasting occurs due to genetic mutation as in muscular dystrophy, age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) as well as in chronic wasting disorders as in cancer... Read More about The effect of caloric restriction on the forelimb skeletal muscle fibers of the hypertrophic myostatin null mice.

Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) (2017)
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Vancauwenberghe, E., Noyer, L., Derouiche, S., Lemonnier, L., Gosset, P., Sadofsky, L. R., …Roudbaraki, M. (2017). Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF). Molecular Carcinogenesis, 56(8), 1851-1867. https://doi.org/10.1002/mc.22642

Previous studies showed the effects of resveratrol (RES) on several cancer cells, including prostate cancer (PCa) cell apoptosis without taking into consideration the impact of the tumor microenvironment (TME). The TME is composed of cancer cells, en... Read More about Activation of mutated TRPA1 ion channel by resveratrol in human prostate cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF).

Heart rate and rhythm and the benefit of beta-blockers in patients with heart failure (2017)
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Kotecha, D., Flather, M. D., Altman, D. G., Holmes, J., Rosano, G., Wikstrand, J., …Cleland, J. G. (2017). Heart rate and rhythm and the benefit of beta-blockers in patients with heart failure. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 69(24), 2885-2896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2017.04.001

Background The relationship between mortality and heart rate remains unclear for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in either sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation (AF). Objectives This analysis explored the prognostic importan... Read More about Heart rate and rhythm and the benefit of beta-blockers in patients with heart failure.

Genistein crosses the bioartificial oviduct and alters secretion composition (2017)
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Simintiras, C. A., & Sturmey, R. G. (2017). Genistein crosses the bioartificial oviduct and alters secretion composition. Reproductive Toxicology, 71, (63-70). doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2017.04.010. ISSN 0890-6238

The dietary derived isoflavone and oestrogen analogue, genistein, is known to perturb fundamental reproductive events such as implantation and embryo cleavage. However the question of whether genistein is able to traverse the oviduct epithelial monol... Read More about Genistein crosses the bioartificial oviduct and alters secretion composition.

Bisoprolol compared with carvedilol and metoprolol succinate in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure (2017)
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Fröhlich, H., Torres, L., Täger, T., Schellberg, D., Corletto, A., Kazmi, S., …Frankenstein, L. (2017). Bisoprolol compared with carvedilol and metoprolol succinate in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 106(9), 711-721. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00392-017-1115-0

© 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Aims: Beta-blockers are recommended for the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF). However, it is disputed whether beta-blockers exert a class effect or whether there are differences in efficacy between a... Read More about Bisoprolol compared with carvedilol and metoprolol succinate in the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure.

Statins attenuate but do not eliminate the reverse epidemiology of total serum cholesterol in patients with non-ischemic chronic heart failure (2017)
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Fröhlich, H., Raman, N., Täger, T., Schellberg, D., Goode, K. M., Kazmi, S., …Frankenstein, L. (2017). Statins attenuate but do not eliminate the reverse epidemiology of total serum cholesterol in patients with non-ischemic chronic heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 238, 97-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.03.028

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Background In patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) increasing levels of total serum cholesterol are associated with improved survival – while statin usage is not. The impact of statin treatment on the “reverse epidemiology”... Read More about Statins attenuate but do not eliminate the reverse epidemiology of total serum cholesterol in patients with non-ischemic chronic heart failure.

Maternal metabolic stress may affect oviduct gatekeeper function (2017)
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Jordaens, L., van Hoeck, V., Maillo, V., Gutiérrez-Adán, A., Marei, W., Vlaeminck, B., …Leroy, J. L. M. R. (2017). Maternal metabolic stress may affect oviduct gatekeeper function. Reproduction, 153(6), (759-773). doi:10.1530/rep-16-0569. ISSN 1470-1626

We hypothesized that elevated non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) modify in vitro bovine oviduct epithelial cell (BOEC) metabolism and barrier function. Hereto, BOECs were studied in a polarized system with 24h-treatments at day 9: 1) CONTROL (0µM NEFA... Read More about Maternal metabolic stress may affect oviduct gatekeeper function.

TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men (2017)
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Sadofsky, L. R., Cantero-Recasens, G., Wright, C., Valverde, M. A., & Morice, A. H. (2017). TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men. Journal of thoracic disease, 9(3), 839-840. doi:10.21037/jtd.2017.03.50

Capsaicin, the hot component of chilli peppers, is a well-known tussive agent, which is regularly used as a tool to study cough and antitussives (1). Capsaicin is known to activate the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) cation channel w... Read More about TRPV1 polymorphisms influence capsaicin cough sensitivity in men.

Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci (2017)
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Law, P. J., Sud, A., Mitchell, J. S., Henrion, M., Orlando, G., Lenive, O., …Houlston, R. S. (2017). Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci. Scientific reports, 7, 41071. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41071

B-cell malignancies (BCM) originate from the same cell of origin, but at different maturation stages and have distinct clinical phenotypes. Although genetic risk variants for individual BCMs have been identified, an agnostic, genome-wide search for s... Read More about Genome-wide association analysis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma identifies pleiotropic risk loci.

Determination of deoxynivalenol in the urine of pregnant women in the UK (2016)
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Rigby, A., Sathyapalan, T., Wells, L., Atkin, S., Brera, C., De Santis, B., …Williams, C. (2016). Determination of deoxynivalenol in the urine of pregnant women in the UK. Toxins, 8(11), (306). doi:10.3390/toxins8110306. ISSN 2072-6651

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most commonly occurring trichothecenes, produced mainly by Fusarium graminearum. Little is known about the effect of DON exposure or the levels of DON exposure that occur during pregnancy. The project aimed to provi... Read More about Determination of deoxynivalenol in the urine of pregnant women in the UK.

The repeatability of the abbreviated (4-h) Oral Fat Tolerance Test and influence of prior acute aerobic exercise (2016)
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O’Doherty, A. F., Sathyapalan, T., Rigby, A. S., Ingle, L., & Carroll, S. (2018). The repeatability of the abbreviated (4-h) Oral Fat Tolerance Test and influence of prior acute aerobic exercise. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(1), 309-318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1320-z

© 2016 The Author(s) Purpose: The Oral Fat Tolerance Test (OFTT) is regarded as a repeatable measure used to assess postprandial triglyceride (TAG) levels, with higher levels observed in cardio-metabolic disorders. Acute aerobic exercise intervention... Read More about The repeatability of the abbreviated (4-h) Oral Fat Tolerance Test and influence of prior acute aerobic exercise.