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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777715/association-between-plasma-ceramides-and-inducible-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-established-or-suspected-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Alessandro Mantovani, Stefano Bonapace, Gianluigi Lunardi, Matteo Salgarello, Clementina Dugo, Guido Canali, Christopher D Byrne, Stefania Gori, Enrico Barbieri, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have suggested that specific plasma ceramides are independently associated with major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but it is currently unknown whether plasma ceramide levels are associated with stress-induced reversible myocardial ischemia. METHODS: We measured six previously identified high-risk plasma ceramide molecules [Cer(d18:1/16:0), Cer(d18:1/18:0), Cer(d18:1/20:0), Cer(d18:1/22:0), Cer(d18:1/24:0), and Cer(d18:1/24:1)] in 167 consecutive patients with established or suspected CAD who underwent either exercise or dypiridamole myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) for various clinical indications...
May 16, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777409/hemodynamic-heterogeneity-of-connective-tissue-disease-patients-with-borderline-mean-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-its-distinctive-characters-from-those-with-normal-pulmonary-artery-pressure-a-retrospective-study
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Yusa Asari, Yoshioki Yamasaki, Kosei Tsuchida, Kengo Suzuki, Yoshihiro J Akashi, Takahiro Okazaki, Shoichi Ozaki, Hidehiro Yamada, Kimito Kawahata
To clarify whether patients with connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated borderline mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) have distinctive hemodynamic characteristics from those with normal mPAP and whether pathogenesis is as heterogeneous as manifest pulmonary hypertension (PH). Seventy-five CTD patients who underwent right heart catheterization (RHC) from 2008 through 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. We compared between-group differences in clinical and hemodynamic findings: normal mPAP (n = 35), borderline mPAP (n = 15), and PH (n = 25)...
May 18, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777353/intestinal-histopathological-changes-in-a-porcine-model-of-pneumoperitoneum-induced-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Ester Párraga Ros, Laura Correa-Martín, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo, Irma Eugenia Candanosa-Aranda, Manu L N G Malbrain, Robert Wise, Rafael Latorre, Octavio López Albors, Gregorio Castellanos
BACKGROUND: Low splanchnic perfusion is an immediate effect of pneumoperitoneum-induced intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Anatomical structure results in the intestinal mucosa being the area most sensitive to hypoperfusion. The relationship between intestinal injury and clinical parameters of tissue perfusion [abdominal perfusion pressure (APP), gastric intramucosal pH (pHi ) and lactic acid (Lc)] has not been previously studied. This study aimed to monitorize intestinal pathogenesis through sequential ileal biopsies and to measure APP, pHi , and Lc levels at different pneumoperitoneum-induced intra-abdominal pressures (20, 30, and 40 mmHg) to evaluate the potential relationships between them...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777244/evaluation-of-community-based-hypertension-control-programme-in-south-korea
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Sun Mi Lim, Yoon Hyung Park, Won Gi Jhang, Young Taek Kim, Eun Mi Ahn, Ga Hyun Kim, Young Hwangbo
INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to provide an overview of the community-based hypertension and diabetes control programme of 19 cities in Korea and to evaluate its effectiveness in controlling hypertension at the community level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this longitudinal observational study, we analysed the data of 117,264 hypertensive patients aged ≥65 years old from the time of their first enrolment in July 2012 to October 2013 (up to their 2-year follow-up)...
April 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777021/serum-6-bromotryptophan-levels-identified-as-a-risk-factor-for-ckd-progression
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Adrienne Tin, Girish Nadkarni, Anne M Evans, Cheryl A Winkler, Erwin Bottinger, Casey M Rebholz, Mark J Sarnak, Lesley A Inker, Andrew S Levey, Michael S Lipkowitz, Lawrence J Appel, Dan E Arking, Josef Coresh, Morgan E Grams
Background Metabolite levels reflect physiologic homeostasis and may serve as biomarkers of disease progression. Identifying metabolites associated with APOL1 risk alleles-genetic variants associated with CKD risk commonly present in persons of African descent-may reveal novel markers of CKD progression relevant to other populations. Methods We evaluated associations between the number of APOL1 risk alleles and 760 serum metabolites identified via untargeted profiling in participants of the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) ( n =588; Bonferroni significance threshold P <6...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777016/clinical-utility-of-electronic-alberta-stroke-program-early-computed-tomography-score-software-in-the-enchanted-trial-database
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Simon Nagel, Xia Wang, Cheryl Carcel, Thompson Robinson, Richard I Lindley, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical utility of electronic Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (e-ASPECTS), an automated system for quantifying signs of infarction, was evaluated in a large database of thrombolyzed patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: All baseline noncontrast computed tomographic scans of patients with anterior circulation acute ischemic stroke who participated in the alteplase dose arm of the randomized controlled trial ENCHANTED (Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study) were reviewed; poor quality and large (>6 mm) slice thickness were excluded...
May 18, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776964/arrhythmias-in-adult-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Maria Drakopoulou, Heba Nashat, Aleksander Kempny, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Lorna Swan, Stephen J Wort, Laura C Price, Colm McCabe, Tom Wong, Michael A Gatzoulis, Sabine Ernst, Konstantinos Dimopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 5%-10% of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) develop pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), which affects life expectancy and quality of life. Arrhythmias are common among these patients, but their incidence and impact on outcome remains uncertain. METHODS: All adult patients with PAH associated with CHD (PAH-CHD) seen in a tertiary centre between 2007 and 2015 were followed for new-onset atrial or ventricular arrhythmia. Clinical variables associated with arrhythmia and their relation to mortality were assessed using Cox analysis...
May 18, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776901/a-moderated-e-forum-for-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease-usability-study
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Rika Tanaka, Anita Banerjee, Jelena Surikova, Jacqueline Tracey, Ada Payne, Heather Ross, Robert Nolan
BACKGROUND: Self-care behaviors are commonly prescribed to manage both cardiovascular disease and hypertension to reduce modifiable risk factors and improve quality of life. Nevertheless, long-term adherence to self-care recommendations for cardiac patients has been problematic. In cardiac patients, moderated online forums have been found to be particularly useful in supporting maintenance of heart-healthy diet and fewer hospital visits. As such, we developed the e-Forum, a Web-based moderated forum designed to promote continued user engagement and long-term self-care adherence...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776563/chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-reversal-of-pulmonary-hypertension-but-not-sleep-disordered-breathing-following-pulmonary-endarterectomy
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Maria Teresa La Rovere, Francesco Fanfulla, Anna Eugenia Taurino, Claudio Bruschi, Roberto Maestri, Elena Robbi, Rita Maestroni, Caterina Pronzato, Maurizio Pin, Andrea M D'Armini, Gian Domenico Pinna
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) may trigger sleep disordered breathing (SDB). In patients with chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH), pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is potentially effective to improve PH. We assessed the pre- and post-operative prevalence of SDB in CTEPH patients submitted to PEA and the relationship between SDB and clinical, pulmonary and hemodynamic factors. METHODS: Unattended cardiorespiratory recording was performed the night before and one month after elective PEA in 50 patients...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776560/large-animal-model-of-acute-right-ventricular-failure-with-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Marcin Malinowski, Alistair G Proudfoot, Lenora Eberhart, Hans Schubert, Jeremy Wodarek, David Langholz, Manuel K Rausch, Tomasz A Timek
BACKGROUND: Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) commonly arises secondary to conditions affecting the left heart and is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid annular dilatation. We set out to establish an animal model of acute RV failure (RVF) with FTR resembling the clinical features. METHODS: Ten adult sheep had pressure sensors placed in the LV, RV, and right atrium while sonomicrometry crystals were implanted around tricuspid annulus and on the RV...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776016/psoriasis-area-and-severity-index-pasi-response-in-moderate-severe-psoriatic-patients-switched-to-adalimumab-results-from-the-oppsa-study
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M Talamonti, M Galluzzo, N Bernardini, G Caldarola, S Persechino, F Cantoresi, C G Egan, C Potenza, K Peris, L Bianchi
BACKGROUND: Few studies have compared the efficacy of switching to adalimumab in the real-life setting in plaque psoriasis patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of adalimumab in psoriasis patients previously treated with other biologics. METHODS: In this multicentre study, psoriasis patients (N=262) treated with an anti-TNF alpha agent, ustekinumab or naïve to biologics then switched to adalimumab were included. Disease severity was assessed by the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) at baseline and after 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months...
May 18, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776007/development-and-psychometric-evaluation-of-the-swedish-propensity-to-achieve-healthy-lifestyle-scale-in-patients-with-hypertension
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Anders Broström, A H Pakpour, Martin Ulander, Per Nilsen
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a Swedish questionnaire to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction in patients with hypertension. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. METHODS: A total of 270 consecutive patients with hypertension diagnosed at 4 primary care centres in Sweden were included. The 6-item Swedish version of the Propensity to Achieve Healthy Lifestyle Scale (PAHLS) was developed to measure propensity for behaviour change regarding food habits, physical activity and weight reduction...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775917/difficulties-in-interpretation-when-assessing-prolonged-and-subacute-exposure-to-the-toxic-effects-of-chlorine
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Marek Wiergowski, Ireneusz Sołtyszewski, Jacek Sein Anand, Michał Kaliszan, Jolanta Anita Wilmanowska, Zbigniew Jankowski, Marcin Łukasik
The purpose of this study was a toxicological interpretation of exposure to chlorine with unusual course. Medical, clinical and court records, as well as reviews of the literature, served as the basis for this interpretation. The first case of poisoning concerns a 52-year-old man who for a short time (probably several hours), during the industrial cleaning of facilities with sodium hypochlorite, was exposed to chlorine in a presumed high concentration. The man was obese and suffered from hypertension and moderate atherosclerosis, and therefore could be more susceptible to the toxic effects of chlorine...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775442/-copeptin-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Piotr Skrzypczyk, Magdalena Okarska-Napierała, Elżbieta Górska, Anna Stelmaszczyk-Emmel, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
Studies in adult patients suggest that copeptin (C-terminal fragment of antidiuretin propeptide) is related to kidney and cardiovascular diseases. AIM: The aim was to assess copeptin concentration in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a group of 38 children with CKD (age: from 4.70 to 18.00 mean 12.23±4.19 years) we evaluated: serum copeptin concentration [ng/mL], age, sex, etiology of CKD, presence of arterial hypertension (AH), medications, glomerular filtration rate (GFR), hemoglobin, calcium-phosphorus metabolism parameters, and lipids...
April 23, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774601/the-impact-of-mitral-stenosis-on-outcomes-of-aortic-valve-stenosis-patient-undergoing-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-or-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Yasser Al-Khadra, Fahed Darmoch, Motaz Baibars, Amir Kaki, Zaher Fanari, M Chadi Alraies
BACKGROUND: The concomitant presence of mitral stenosis (MS) in the setting of symptomatic aortic stenosis represent a clinical challenge. Little is known regarding the outcome of mitral stenosis (MS) patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Therefore, we sought to study the outcome of MS patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHOD: Using weighted data from the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database between 2011 and 2014, we identified patients who were diagnosed with MS...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774219/effect-and-safety-of-sorafenib-in-patients-with-intermediate-hepatocellular-carcinoma-who-received-transarterial-chemoembolization-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Xue-Fen Lei, Yang Ke, Tian-Hao Bao, Hao-Ran Tang, Xue-Song Wu, Zhi-Tian Shi, Jie Lin, Zhi-Xian Zhang, Hou Gu, Lin Wang
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib plus transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) treatment for intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with intermediate-stage [Barcelona Clinic liver cancer stage B (BCLC-B)] HCC who were treated with sorafenib plus TACE or TACE alone between 2009 and 2011 were included in the study. Follow-up was until 2014 or patient death. Two groups were defined in the experiment: The experimental group, treated with sorafenib plus TACE, and the control group, treated with standard TACE alone...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773863/low-prevalence-of-argininosuccinate-lyase-deficiency-among-inherited-urea-cycle-disorders-in-korea
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Dahye Kim, Jung Min Ko, Yoon-Myung Kim, Go Hun Seo, Gu-Hwan Kim, Beom Hee Lee, Han-Wook Yoo
Argininosuccinic aciduria (ASA), which is considered to be the second most common urea cycle disorder (UCD), is caused by an argininosuccinate lyase deficiency and is biochemically characterized by elevation of argininosuccinic acid and arginine deficiency. In addition to hyperammonemia, other characteristic features of ASA include hepatic fibrosis, hypertension, neurocognitive deficiencies, and trichorrhexis nodosa. Herein, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical findings, biochemical profiles, and genotypic characteristics of five Korean patients with ASA, who showed typical phenotypes and biochemical findings of the disease...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773842/systemic-vascular-risk-factors-for-multiple-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-defects
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Kyoung In Jung, Seon Joo Kim, Chan Kee Park
Multiple retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects develop uncommonly, even though glaucomatous RNFL loss is typically observed as one RNFL defect in each quadrant. We investigated the risk factors associated with multiple RNFL defects to increase our understanding of the nature and pathogenesis of various RNFL defect patterns. Data from subjects with multiple RNFL defects (28 patients) and glaucoma patients without multiple RNFL defects (194 patients) were analyzed. The term "multiple RNFL defects" refers to three or more isolated defects separated by a comparatively normal area...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773606/optimising-experimental-research-in-respiratory-diseases-an-ers-statement
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Philippe Bonniaud, Aurélie Fabre, Nelly Frossard, Christophe Guignabert, Mark Inman, Wolfgang M Kuebler, Tania Maes, Wei Shi, Martin Stampfli, Stefan Uhlig, Eric White, Martin Witzenrath, Pierre-Simon Bellaye, Bruno Crestani, Oliver Eickelberg, Heinz Fehrenbach, Andreas Guenther, Gisli Jenkins, Guy Joos, Antoine Magnan, Bernard Maitre, Ulrich A Maus, Petra Reinhold, Juanita H J Vernooy, Luca Richeldi, Martin Kolb
Experimental models are critical for the understanding of lung health and disease and are indispensable for drug development. However, the pathogenetic and clinical relevance of the models is often unclear. Further, the use of animals in biomedical research is controversial from an ethical perspective.The objective of this task force was to issue a statement with research recommendations about lung disease models by facilitating in-depth discussions between respiratory scientists, and to provide an overview of the literature on the available models...
May 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773206/concurrent-insomnia-and-habitual-snoring-are-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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Michele L Okun, Louise M O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: Pregnant women report disturbed sleep, including habitual snoring and insomnia. The co-occurrence among non-pregnant cohorts is 30%-50% with increased risk for adverse health outcomes. To date, no study has examined the comorbid status or impact in pregnant women. METHODS: The prevalence of insomnia (INS) and habitual snoring (HS) were examined in 439 women in the third trimester (34.1 ± 3.7 weeks). Habitual snoring (snoring ≥3 times/week) was self-reported...
June 2018: Sleep Medicine
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