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Dr. Zhenhuan Chen Md

901 E 5Th St
Washington MO 63090
636 398-8301
Medical School: Other - 1986
Accepts Medicare: Yes
Participates In eRX: No
Participates In PQRS: No
Participates In EHR: No
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HCPCS Code:00910 Description:Anesth bladder surgery Average Price:$792.08 Average Price Allowed
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HCPCS Code:64450 Description:N block other peripheral Average Price:$196.09 Average Price Allowed
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HCPCS Code:64447 Description:N block inj fem single Average Price:$187.14 Average Price Allowed
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Injection, anesthetic agent; femoral nerve, single
Injection, anesthetic agent; other peripheral nerve or branch

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Acute hyperglycemia suppresses left ventricular diastolic function and inhibits autophagic flux in mice under prohypertrophic stimulation. - Cardiovascular diabetology
Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is closely associated with LV hypertrophy or diabetes, as well as insufficient autophagic flux. Acute or chronic hyperglycemia is a prognostic factor for patients with myocardial infarction. However, the effect of acute hyperglycemia on LV dysfunction of the hypertrophic heart and the mechanisms involved are still unclear. This study aimed to confirm our hypothesis that either acute or chronic hyperglycemia suppresses LV diastolic function and autophagic flux.The transverse aortic constriction (TAC) model and streptozocin-induced type 1 diabetic mellitus mice were used. LV function was evaluated with a Millar catheter. Autophagic levels and autophagic flux in the whole heart and cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes in response to hyperglycemia were examined by using western blotting of LC3B-II and P62. We also examined the effect of an autophagic inhibitor on LC3B-II and P62 protein expression and LC3 puncta.In mice with TAC, we detected diastolic dysfunction as early as 30 min after TAC. This dysfunction was indicated by a greater LV end-diastolic pressure and the exponential time constant of LV relaxation, as well as a smaller maximum descending rate of LV pressure in comparison with sham group. Similar results were also obtained in mice with TAC for 2 weeks, in addition to increased insulin resistance. Acute hyperglycemic stress suppressed diastolic function in mice with myocardial hypertrophy, as evaluated by invasive LV hemodynamic monitoring. Mice with chronic hyperglycemia induced by streptozocin showed myocardial fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction. In high glucose-treated cardiomyocytes and streptozocin-treated mice, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator 1α was downregulated, while P62 was upregulated. Autophagic flux was also significantly inhibited in response to high glucose exposure in angiotensin-II treated cardiomyocytes.Acute hyperglycemia suppresses diastolic function, damages mitochondrial energy signaling, and inhibits autophagic flux in prohypertrophic factor-stimulated cardiomyocytes.
FGF23 promotes myocardial fibrosis in mice through activation of β-catenin. - Oncotarget
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) has been reported to induce left ventricular hypertrophy, but it remains unclear whether FGF23 plays a role in cardiac fibrosis. This study is attempted to investigate the role of FGF23 in post-infarct myocardial fibrosis in mice. We noted that myocardial and plasma FGF23 and FGF receptor 4 were increased in mice with heart failure as well as in cultured adult mouse cardiac fibroblasts (AMCFs) exposed to angiotensin II, phenylephrine, soluble fractalkine. Recombinant FGF23 protein increased active β-catenin , procollagen I and procollagen III expression in cultured AMCFs. Furthermore, intra-myocardial injection of adeno-associated virus-FGF23 in mice significantly increased left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and myocardial fibrosis, and markedly upregulated active β-catenin, transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), procollagen I and procollagen III in both myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemia/reperfusion (IR) mice, while β-catenin inhibitor or silencing of β-catenin antagonized the FGF23-promoted myocardial fibrosis in vitro and in vivo. These findings indicate that FGF23 promotes myocardial fibrosis and exacerbates diastolic dysfunction induced by MI or IR, which is associated with the upregulation of active β-catenin and TGF-β.
HMGB1-RAGE Axis Makes No Contribution to Cardiac Remodeling Induced by Pressure-Overload. - PloS one
High-mobility group box1 (HMGB1) exerts effects on inflammation by binding to receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) or Toll-like receptor 4. Considering that inflammation is involved in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy, we herein attempted to investigate whether HMGB1 plays a role in myocardial hypertrophy in RAGE knockout mice as well as in the growth and apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. The myocardial expression of RAGE was not significantly changed while TLR4 mRNA was upregulated in response to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) for 1 week. The myocardial expression of HMGB1 protein was markedly increased in TAC group when compared to the sham group. Heart weight to body weight ratio (HW/BW) and lung weight to body weight ratio (LW/BW) were evaluated in RAGE knockout (KO) and wild-type (WT) mice 1 week after TAC. Significant larger HW/BW and LW/BW ratios were found in TAC groups than the corresponding sham groups, but no significant difference was found between KO and WT TAC mice. Similar results were also found when TAC duration was extended to 4 weeks. Cultured neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were treated with different concentrations of recombinant HMGB1, then cell viability was determined using MTT and CCK8 assays and cell apoptosis was determined by Hoechst staining and TUNEL assay. The results came out that HMGB1 exerted no influence on viability or apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. Besides, the protein expression levels of Bax and Bcl2 in response to different concentrations of HMGB1 were similar. These findings indicate that HMGB1 neither exerts influence on cardiac remodeling by binding to RAGE nor induces apoptosis of cardiomyocytes under physiological condition.

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