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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817465/new-insights-into-the-recognition-classification-and-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
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Christopher J Mullin, Stephen C Mathai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pulmonary hypertension is a common complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc), and remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. We will review recent developments in the recognition, classification and treatment of pulmonary hypertension in SSc. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and use of exercise haemodynamics may help to identify pulmonary vascular disease earlier in SSc. Recent studies have led to changes in recommendations for adjunct therapy and selection of pulmonary vasodilators for the treatment of SSc-associated PAH...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816418/hypoxia-induced-microrna-26b-inhibition-contributes-to-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension-via-ctgf
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Sijing Zhou, Li Sun, Chao Cao, Peipei Wu, Min Li, Gengyun Sun, Guanghe Fei, Xing Ding, Ran Wang
The objective of this study was to explore the role of miRNAs in the control of HPH as well as molecular mechanism underlying. Computational analysis and luciferase assay were carried out to search the target gene of miR-26b. Luciferase assay, RT-PCR and western-blot analysis was performed to test interaction among hypoxia, miR-26b, SRF and CTGF. MiR-26b was significantly downregulated; meanwhile, CTGF and SRF were significantly upregulated in HPH rat model. Using computational analysis, CTGF was found to be a virtual target gene of miR-26b, and only cell transfected with vectors containing wild-type CTGF 3'UTR and miR-26b showed a lower luciferase activity than scramble control...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816352/pulmonary-artery-wave-propagation-and-reservoir-function-in-conscious-man-impact-of-pulmonary-vascular-disease-respiration-and-dynamic-stress-tests
#3
Junjing Su, Charlotte Manisty, Ulf Simonsen, Luke S Howard, Kim H Parker, Alun D Hughes
Detailed hemodynamic analysis may provide novel insights into the pulmonary circulation. Therefore, wave intensity and reservoir-excess pressure analyses were applied in the pulmonary artery to characterise changes in wave propagation and reservoir function during spontaneous respiration and dynamic stress tests. Right heart catheterisation was performed using a pressure and Doppler flow sensor tipped guidewire to obtain simultaneous pressure and flow velocity measurements in the pulmonary artery in control subjects and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) at rest...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816096/management-of-severe-pulmonary-hemorrhage-in-a-neonate-on-veno-arterial-ecmo-by-the-temporary-clamping-of-the-endotracheal-tube-a-case-report
#4
Vaclab Vobruba, Tomas Grus, Frantisek Mlejnsky, Jan Belohlavek, Jan Hridel, Lukas Lambert
Severe pulmonary hemorrhage in the newborn is an infrequent, but life-threatening, event. A newborn with persistent pulmonary hypertension and a large persistent ductus arteriosus and open foramen ovale presented with hypoxemia and progressive right heart failure shortly after birth, requiring veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Twenty minutes after the initiation of ECMO, the patient developed severe pulmonary hemorrhage refractory to conventional treatment. As a last resort, the endotracheal tube was clamped...
August 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814664/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-treatment-with-carvedilol-for-heart-failure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Samar Farha, Didem Saygin, Margaret M Park, Hoi I Cheong, Kewal Asosingh, Suzy Aa Comhair, Olivia R Stephens, Emir C Roach, Jacqueline Sharp, Kristin B Highland, Frank P DiFilippo, Donald R Neumann, W H Wilson Tang, Serpil C Erzurum
BACKGROUND: Right-sided heart failure is the leading cause of death in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Similar to left heart failure, sympathetic overactivation and β-adrenoreceptor (βAR) abnormalities are found in PAH. Based on successful therapy of left heart failure with β-blockade, the safety and benefits of the nonselective β-blocker/vasodilator carvedilol were evaluated in PAH. METHODS: PAH Treatment with Carvedilol for Heart Failure (PAHTCH) is a single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814429/nintedanib-macrophage-activation-and-ameliorates-vascular-and-fibrotic-manifestations-in-the-fra2-mouse-model-of-systemic-sclerosis
#6
Jingang Huang, Christiane Maier, Yun Zhang, Alina Soare, Clara Dees, Christian Beyer, Ulrike Harre, Chih-Wei Chen, Oliver Distler, Georg Schett, Lutz Wollin, Jörg H W Distler
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib is an inhibitor targeting platelet-derived growth factor receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases that has recently been approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of nintedanib in the fos-related antigen-2 (Fra2) mouse model of systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: The effects of nintedanib on pulmonary arterial hypertension with proliferation of pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells (PVSMCs) and luminal occlusion, on microvascular disease with apoptosis of microvascular endothelial cells (MVECs) and on fibroblast activation with myofibroblast differentiation and accumulation of extracellular matrix were analysed...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814329/severe-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-and-dysmorphic-features-in-neonate-with-a-deletion-involving-twist1-and-phf14-a-case-report
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Carina Schinagl, Guro Reinholt Melum, Olaug Kristin Rødningen, Kathrine Bjørgo, Jannicke Hanne Andresen
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension is a well-known disease of the newborn that in most cases responds well to treatment with nitric oxide and treatment of any underlying causes. Genetic causes of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn are rare. The TWIST1 gene is involved in morphogenetics, and deletions are known to cause Saethre-Chotzen syndrome. Deletions of PHF14 have never been reported in neonates, but animal studies have shown a link between severe defects in lung development and deletions of this gene...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
#8
Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813206/levamisole-in-illicit-trafficking-cocaine-seized-a-one-year-study
#9
Simona Martello, Massimo Pieri, Cristiano Ialongo, Stefano Pignalosa, Gianluca Noce, Francesca Vernich, Carmelo Russo, Federico Mineo, Sergio Bernardini, Luigi Tonino Marsella
Cocaine use is increasing around the world and its purity is frequently altered through dilution, substitution, contamination, and adulteration. Sugars, talc, starch, and carbonates represent the principal diluents of cocaine, while phenacetin, levamisole, caffeine, and lidocaine are its major adulterants in Europe. Levamisole is used because it is an odorless powder, with physical properties similar to cocaine, and it has reasonable cost and availability, being widely used in veterinary medicine. For this study, we analyzed 88 cocaine samples...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811987/early-complications-and-outcomes-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-an-nsqip-study-based-on-5803-patients
#10
Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Jun S Kim, John I Shin, Kevin Phan, John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Dante M Leven, Javier Z Guzman, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence, impact, and risk factors for short-term postoperative complications following elective adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. METHODS: Current Procedural Terminology codes were used to query the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) for adults who underwent spinal deformity surgery from 2010 to 2014...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810603/intratracheal-administration-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-improves-pulmonary-artery-pressure-and-ventricular-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-following-myocardial-infarction
#11
Xuelian Wang, Qingqing Xu, Tianqi Li, Yaocong Rong, Weilin Hong, Yan Huang, Xingui Guo
Pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease is associated with poor outcomes. This study investigated the beneficial effects of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) inhalation on pulmonary pressure and ventricular remodeling in a rat model of heart failure (HF) following myocardial infarction (MI). To assess the effect of ISDN on pulmonary pressure, 20 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomized to four groups: Normal saline (NS) 1 ml/kg, ISDN 1 mg/kg, NS 3 ml/kg or ISDN 3 mg/kg following coronary ligation. Assessments included pulmonary and systemic artery pressure alterations, lung weight/body weight and plasma nitric oxide (NO) concentration...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810598/differentially-methylated-regions-in-patients-with-rheumatic-heart-disease-and-secondary-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Dawei Zheng, Xiaoying Chen, Ni Li, Lebo Sun, Qingyun Zhou, Huoshun Shi, Guodong Xu, Jing Liu, Limin Xu, Shiwei Duan, Guofeng Shao
The aim of the present study was to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in patients with rheumatic heart disease and secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension (RHD-PAH). A genome-wide DNA methylation assay was performed between 6 patients with RHD-PAH and 6 healthy controls using an Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip kit. The Limma software package was subsequently used to identify significant DMRs. A total of 40 hypome-thylated and 64 hypermethylated CpG sites were identified between the RHD-PAH group and the control group...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810584/evaluation-of-two-dimensional-strain-echocardiography-for-quantifying-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yong Liu, Yong Wang, Yingying Wang, Zhe Wen
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the use of two-dimensional strain echocardiography (2DS) in quantifying right ventricular (RV) function in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). A total of 41 patients with PAH and 40 healthy control patients were recruited to the study. 2DS was used to determine the strain (ε) and strain rate (SR) of basal, middle and apical segments of the RV free wall. The aforementioned indicators were compared with measurements of RV function taken by conventional ultrasound and right heart catheterization...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810235/obesity-as-a-conditioning-factor-for-high-altitude-diseases
#14
Rocío San Martin, Julio Brito, Patricia Siques, Fabiola León-Velarde
Obesity, a worldwide epidemic, has become a major health burden because it is usually accompanied by an increased risk for insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and even some kinds of cancer. It also results in associated increases in healthcare expenditures and labor and economic consequences. There are also other fields of medicine and biology where obesity or being overweight play a major role, such as high-altitude illnesses (acute mountain sickness, hypoxic pulmonary hypertension, and chronic mountain sickness), where an increasing relationship among these two morbid statuses has been demonstrated...
August 16, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809956/natural-reversal-of-pulmonary-vascular-remodeling-and-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-su5416-hypoxia-treated-sprague-dawley-rats
#15
Makhosazane Zungu-Edmondson, Nataliia V Shults, Oleksiy Melnyk, Yuichiro J Suzuki
AIMS: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a lethal disease and improved therapeutic strategies are needed. Increased pulmonary arterial pressure, due to vasoconstriction and vascular remodeling, causes right ventricle (RV) failure and death in patients. The treatment of Sprague-Dawley rats with SU5416 injection and exposure to chronic hypoxia for three weeks followed by maintenance in normoxia promote progressive and severe PAH with pathologic features that resemble human PAH. At 5-17 weeks after the SU5416 injection, PAH is developed with pulmonary vascular remodeling as well as RV hypertrophy and fibrosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809670/cardio-pulmonary-stethoscope-clinical-validation-with-heart-failure-and-hemodialysis-patients
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Magdy F Iskander, Todd B Seto, Ruthsenne Rg Perron, Eunjung Lim, Farhan Qazi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of a noninvasive radiofrequency-based device, the Cardio-Pulmonary Stethoscope (CPS), to monitor heart and respiration rates and detect changes in lung water content in human experiments and clinical trials. METHODS: Three human populations (healthy subjects (n=4), heart failure (n=12) and hemodialysis (n=13) patients) were enrolled in this study. The study was conducted at the University of Hawaii and The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, HI...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809080/congenital-complete-atrioventricular-block-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#17
Akiko Komori, Mamoru Ayusawa, Masataka Kato, Takahiro Nakamura, Shori Takahashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808759/life-threatening-bleeding-episodes-in-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-a-single-center-retrospective-study-of-169-inpatients
#18
Hiroyuki Tsuda, Takahiro Tsuji, Mayumi Tsuji, Hiroshi Yamasaki
Bleeding is the most important clinical outcome in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and the goal of therapy in such cases is to treat or prevent bleeding. The frequency of and risk factors for bleeding events in ITP have only recently been identified in several large-scale studies. However, there is little published information about severe life-threatening bleeding in ITP. To clarify the clinical features of life-threatening bleeding in patients with primary ITP, we systematically reviewed the medical records of all ITP patients that were admitted to our hospital between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 2015...
August 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808495/the-most-frequent-abca3-nonsense-mutation-p-tyr1515-y1515x-causing-lethal-neonatal-respiratory-failure-in-a-term-neonate
#19
AlNashmi AlAnazi, Ralph Epaud, Humariya Heena, Alix de Becdelievre, Abeer Mohammad Miqdad, Pascale Fanen
Defects in the surfactant biosynthesis are associated with respiratory distress syndrome, commonly occurring in premature infants due to lung immaturity. However, interstitial lung diseases have also been observed in full-term infants with mutations in the SFTPC, SFTPB, NKX2-1, or ABCA3 genes, involved in the surfactant metabolism. Herein, we report a newborn baby with neonatal respiratory distress and diffuse lung disease caused by ABCA3 mutation. The baby died at 5 weeks of age after developing pulmonary hypertension...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806628/complete-step-section-microscopic-study-of-a-swan-ganz-catheter-related-pulmonary-artery-rupture-a-frequently-lethal-complication-that-to-our-knowledge-has-not-had-a-comprehensive-microscopic-examination-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Ya Xu, L Clarke Stout
BACKGROUND: Introduced in 1970, the Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) soon became widely used because of its unique usefulness in managing intensive care patients. Unfortunately, SGC usage was complicated by pulmonary artery rupture (PAR) with a 50% mortality rate that led to a near banning of the SCG in the late 1980s. Increasing knowledge and decreasing incidence of SGC-related PARs (SGPARs) led to the current feeling that the present SGPAR incidence is now low enough to tolerate given the lives saved by SGC usage...
July 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
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