Kyle J. Diehl

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CD31(+) T cells, or so-called "angiogenic T cells," have been shown to demonstrate vasculoprotective and neovasculogenic qualities. The influence of age on CD31(+) T-cell number and function is unclear. We tested the hypothesis that circulating CD31(+) T-cell number and migratory capacity are reduced, apoptotic susceptibility is heightened, and telomere(More)
AIM/HYPOTHESIS The experimental aim of this study was to determine whether ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone is elevated in adult humans with impaired fasting blood glucose concentrations, independent of other cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS Forearm blood flow (FBF: plethysmography) responses to intra-arterial infusion of selective ETA receptor(More)
Prehypertension (blood pressure (BP) 120–139/80–89 mm Hg) is associated with an increased risk for future atherothrombotic events. Although the mechanisms underlying this elevated risk are not completely understood, one possibility is that prehypertension is associated with impaired endothelial fibrinolytic capacity. We tested the hypothesis that vascular(More)
UNLABELLED Endothelin-1 (ET-1) plays a major role in the pathophysiology of hypertension and its associated cardiovascular risk. We tested the hypothesis that chronic nebivolol treatment reduces ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone in adult humans with elevated blood pressure (BP). Furthermore, reducing ET-1 vasoconstrictor activity contributes to the(More)
Deficits in endothelial cell repair mechanisms are thought to contribute to the aetiology of endothelial dysfunction and, subsequently, cardiovascular disease (CVD). CD31(+) T cells or so-called "angiogenic T cells" are a newly defined T cell subset that exhibit favourable vascular qualities and show a strong negative relation with atherosclerotic disease(More)
  • Kyle J. Diehl
  • The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
  • 1995
Numerous gastrointestinal and infectious diseases are associated with long-standing and often poorly controlled DM in humans. Although not as well documented in veterinary patients, the veterinary practitioner must always have an index of suspicion for the possibility of these complications. Because the clinical signs of a number of these problems are(More)
BACKGROUND Higher white blood cell (WBC) count is associated with impaired endothelium-dependent vasodilation. However, the influence of higher WBC count on endothelin (ET)-1 vasoconstrictor activity is currently unknown. We tested the hypothesis that adults with elevated WBC count demonstrate enhanced ET-1 system activity. METHODS Thirty-four healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular endothelial fibrinolytic function is impaired in adults with prehypertension and hypertension and plays a mechanistic role in the development of atherothrombotic events. The influence of β-blockers on endothelial fibrinolysis is unknown. This study compared the effects of chronic nebivolol and metoprolol treatment on endothelial(More)
The experimental aims of this study were to determine: (1) whether nitric oxide-mediated endothelium-dependent vasodilation is blunted in adult humans with borderline high plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol compared with adults with optimal/near optimal LDL-cholesterol levels; and, if so: (2) whether the magnitude of impairment in adults with(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to vascular endothelial repair. Endothelin (ET)-1 is associated with endothelial damage and atherogenesis. The experimental aim of this study was to determine, in vitro, the effects of ET-1 on the ability of EPCs to form colonies, migrate, release angiogenic growth factors and resist(More)