Victor Skrinska

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Mesenteric traction syndrome consists of sudden tachycardia, hypotension, and cutaneous hyperemia, and frequently occurs during mesenteric traction in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) reconstructive surgery. The etiology and clinical impact of this phenomenon are unknown, but the symptoms suggest a release of vasoactive materials from the(More)
The relationship of the reduced glutathione (GSH) content in unstimulated platelets and their capacity to synthesize thromboxane A2 (TXA2), measured by radioimmunoassay of TXB2, was investigated in diabetic and matched control subjects. The GSH content in platelets from diabetic subjects (6.52 +/- 0.73 microgram/10(9) platelets, mean +/- SD) was(More)
BACKGROUND Neointimal hyperplasia following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is one of the major components of the process of restenosis. We evaluated the long-term impact of local delivery of c-myc neutrally charged antisense oligonucleotides (Resten-NG) upon neointimal formation following PTCA in a rabbit model. METHODS PTCA was(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects of a selective thromboxane A2 (TXA2) synthetase inhibitor (TSI) upon the evolution of cerebral infarction in the cat. Adult cats, lightly anesthetized with nitrous oxide, underwent right middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion for 4 hours followed by a 2-hour period of reperfusion before sacrifice.(More)
The object of this investigation was to study the effects of prostacyclin (PGI2) upon the evolution of acute focal cerebral ischemia in the cat. Twenty-five fasted adult cats, lightly anesthetized with nitrous oxide, underwent right middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. Eleven cats received an intracarotid infusion of PGI2 in buffered saline pH 10.5 (100(More)
Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) synthesis in rabbit and human platelet rich plasma (PRP) was inhibited in a dose-dependent manner by UK-38485 (dazmegrel) when the PRP was aggregated with collagen, arachidonic acid and ADP. The level of inhibition was time-dependent. That is, the dose-response curves shifted to lower concentrations with increasing incubation times(More)
Hypercholesterolemia induces adhesion of blood-borne monocytes to vascular endothelium and their subsequent migration into the intima, where foam cell lesions subsequently develop. The regulating mechanisms for the adhesion and migration are unclear. In this study, a specific thromboxane A2 (TXA2) synthetase inhibitor, UK-38485, was used to treat rabbits(More)
BACKGROUND Aortocoronary vein bypass grafts are vulnerable to late atherosclerotic occlusion. Conventional platelet inhibitor therapy provides early but not persistent protection against graft failure. Evidence suggests that consumption of marine foods may reduce cardiovascular disease, possibly because of the unique long-chain unsaturated omega-3 fatty(More)