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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424078/interleukin-6-displays-lung-anti-inflammatory-properties-and-exerts-protective-hemodynamic-effects-in-a-double-hit-murine-acute-lung-injury
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Guillaume Voiriot, Keyvan Razazi, Valérie Amsellem, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Shariq Abid, Serge Adnot, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Bernard Maitre
BACKGROUND: Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a predictive factor of poor prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, its acute pulmonary hemodynamic effects and role in lung injury have not been investigated in a clinically relevant murine model of ARDS. METHODS: We used adult C57Bl6 wild-type (WT) and IL-6 knock-out (IL-6KO) mice. The animals received intravenous recombinant human IL-6 (rHuIL-6) or vehicle followed by intratracheal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or saline before undergoing low tidal volume mechanical ventilation (MV) for 5 h...
April 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
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Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407819/-association-between-fluid-overload-and-acute-renal-injury-after-congenital-heart-disease-surgery-in-infants
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De-Qiang Luo, Zi-Li Chen, Wei Dai, Feng Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between fluid overload and acute kidney injury (AKI) after congenital heart disease surgery in infants. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 88 infants aged less than 6 months who underwent a radical surgery for congenital heart disease. The treatment outcomes were compared between the infants with AKI after surgery and those without. The effect of cumulative fluid overload on treatment outcomes 2 days after surgery was analyzed...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407126/mitral-valve-replacement-in-severely-calcified-mitral-valve-annulus-a-10-year-experience
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Kareem Salhiyyah, Hassan Kattach, Ahmed Ashoub, Diana Patrick, Szabolcs Miskolczi, Geoffrey Tsang, Sunil K Ohri, Clifford W Barlow, Theodore Velissaris, Steve Livesey
OBJECTIVES: Severe calcification in the mitral valve annulus is a challenging problem during mitral valve surgery. We describe our experience with mitral valve replacement in severely calcified mitral valve without decalcification of the annulus. METHODS: Between April 2001 and July 2011, 61 patients underwent mitral valve replacement with severe mitral annulus calcification without decalcification of the annulus. This retrospective study was performed to assess the surgical and the long-term postoperative outcomes in this group...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406485/cardiac-hemodynamics-before-during-and-after-elective-cesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia-in-low-risk-women
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M Ram, A Lavie, S Lev, Y Blecher, U Amikam, Y Shulman, T Avnon, E Weiner, A Many
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe maternal central hemodynamic parameters before and during delivery as well at the early puerperium in healthy women undergoing elective cesarean section (CS) at term. STUDY DESIGN: The noninvasive Cardiac System (NICaS, NI Medical, Petah-Tikva, Israel) is a regional impedance device that measures cardiac output (CO) and its derivatives with a good correlation with the gold standard Swan-Ganz catheter. We performed a prospective longitudinal study of healthy women with a singleton pregnancy at term...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400398/multi-imaging-method-to-assay-the-contractile-mechanical-output-of-micropatterned-human-ipsc-derived-cardiac-myocytes
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Alexandre J Ribeiro, Olivier Schwab, Mohammad A Mandegar, Yen-Sin Ang, Bruce R Conklin, Deepak Srivastava, Beth L Pruitt
Rationale: During each beat, cardiac myocytes generate the mechanical output necessary for heart function through contractile mechanisms that involve shortening of sarcomeres along myofibrils. Human induced pluripotent stem cells can be differentiated into cardiac myocytes that model cardiac contractile mechanical output more robustly when micropatterned into physiological shapes. Quantifying the mechanical output of these cells enables us to assay cardiac activity in a dish. Objective: We sought to develop a computational platform that integrates analytical approaches to quantify the mechanical output of single micropatterned cardiac myocytes from microscopy videos...
April 11, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398001/an-update-on-carbon-nanotube-enabled-x-ray-sources-for-biomedical-imaging
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Connor Puett, Christina Inscoe, Allison Hartman, Jabari Calliste, Dora K Franceschi, Jianping Lu, Otto Zhou, Yueh Z Lee
A new imaging technology has emerged that uses carbon nanotubes (CNT) as the electron emitter (cathode) for the X-ray tube. Since the performance of the CNT cathode is controlled by simple voltage manipulation, CNT-enabled X-ray sources are ideal for the repetitive imaging steps needed to capture three-dimensional information. As such, they have allowed the development of a gated micro-computed tomography (CT) scanner for small animal research as well as stationary tomosynthesis, an experimental technology for large field-of-view human imaging...
April 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396861/non-invasive-investigations-for-the-diagnosis-of-fontan-associated-liver-disease-in-pediatric-and-adult-fontan-patients
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Amyna Fidai, Frederic Dallaire, Nanette Alvarez, Yvonne Balon, Robin Clegg, Michael Connelly, Frank Dicke, Deborah Fruitman, Joyce Harder, Kimberley Myers, David J Patton, Tim Prieur, Erika Vorhies, Robert P Myers, Steven R Martin, Steven C Greenway
Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is a serious complication related to the chronically elevated venous pressure and low cardiac output of this abnormal circulation. However, diagnostic markers for this condition are limited. We hypothesized that specific tests for fibrosis developed for other chronic liver diseases would identify a higher prevalence of FALD than ultrasound and standard laboratory tests and that identified abnormalities would correlate with time post-Fontan. In this cross-sectional study, we assessed 19 children (average age 8...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394880/the-variation-of-hemodynamic-parameters-through-picco-in-the-early-stage-after-severe-burns
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Chen Gong, Fang Zhang, Lei Li, Fang He, Gong-Cheng Liu, Shi-Hui Zhu, Guang-Yi Wang, Zhao-Fan Xia
To investigate early hemodynamics of severely burned patients via PiCCO and to discuss clinical significance of hemodynamic monitoring for burn shock resuscitation, 55 extensive burn patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. The fluid resuscitation was guided according to Chinese General Formula and adjusted with urinary output of 0.5-1.0 ml/h/kg as a resuscitation goal. All patients were diagnosed within a relatively stable condition during burn shock stage, and they received PiCCO monitoring within 6 hours after burn...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393776/serial-semi-invasive-hemodynamic-assessment-following-pericardiectomy-for-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis
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Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Adil Rizvi, Vishwas Malik, Sandeep Seth, Rajiv Narang, Mani Kalaivani, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Sathiya Selvam
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to prospectively investigate the effects of pericardiectomy via median sternotomy on intra- and postoperative hemodynamics by a new semi-invasive device (Flotrac/VigileoTM monitor) using arterial pressure waveform analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients aged 15 to 55 years (mean+SD, 31.73 + 13.53 years), who had undergone total pericardiectomy via median sternotomy underwent serial hemodynamic evaluation. FlotracTM Sensor - derived stroke volume, stroke volume variation, systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI), cardiac index and right atrial pressure were measured just before and after pericardiectomy, at 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and at discharge postoperatively...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389218/walking-training-at-the-heart-rate-of-pain-threshold-improves-cardiovascular-function-and-autonomic-regulation-in-intermittent-claudication-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marcel Chehuen, Gabriel G Cucato, Celso Ricardo F Carvalho, Raphael M Ritti-Dias, Nelson Wolosker, Anthony S Leicht, Cláudia Lúcia M Forjaz
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effects of walking training (WT) on cardiovascular function and autonomic regulation in patents with intermittent claudication (IC). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Forty-two male patients with IC (≥50years) were randomly allocated into two groups: control (CG, n=20, 30min of stretching exercises) and WT (WTG, n=22, 15 bouts of 2min of walking interpolated by 2min of upright rest-walking intensity was set at the heart rate of pain threshold)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384188/baroreflex-sensitivity-and-outcomes-following-coronary-surgery
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Marco Ranucci, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Valeria Pistuddi, Maria Teresa La Rovere
Postoperative atrial fibrillation, acute kidney dysfunction and low cardiac output following coronary surgery are associated with morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study is to determine if the preoperative autonomic control is a determinant of these postoperative complications. This is a prospective cohort study on 150 adult patients undergoing surgical coronary revascularization with cardiopulmonary bypass. The patients received an autonomic control assessment after the induction of anesthesia. Baroreflex sensitivity was computed by spectral analysis and expressed as BRSαHF and BRSαLF for measure respectively in the high and low frequency domains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382613/reduced-internal-carotid-artery-flow-in-color-coded-carotid-duplex-sonography
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Fu-Yi Yang, Po-Ren Hsu, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Reduced flow in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is related to cerebral ischemia. We established a classification of reduced ICA flow through color-coded carotid duplex (CCD) sonography. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25,000 CCD images in sonography laboratory. RESULTS: Reduced ICA flow [flow volume (FV) less than 100 mL/min] was found in 1.2% of all studies, and 270 patients were enrolled. We included 8% patients with lesions proximal to the ICA in Group A, 27% with lesions at the proximal ICA in Group B, 49% with lesions distal to the visible ICA in Group C, and 16% with unknown causes in Group D...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381328/long-term-effect-of-a-chronic-low-protein-multideficient-diet-on-the-heart-hypertension-and-heart-failure-in-chronically-malnourished-young-adult-rats
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Luiza V P Mendes, Sabrina R Gonsalez, Leonardo M Oliveira-Pinto, Amaury Pereira-Acácio, Christina M Takiya, José H M Nascimento, Marcelo Einicker-Lamas, Adalberto Vieyra, Valéria M N Cunha, Lucienne S Lara
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether a chronic low-protein multideficient diet (BRD) from weaning turns on cardiovascular adaptive responses that could culminate in hypertension and heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Systolic pressure (SP) and heart rate (HR) were determined in CTRL (normal diet) and BRD rats. Plasma albumin, plasma urea and urinary urea excretion decreased in BRD rats. In this group, echocardiography and the Langendorff technique showed: (i) increased HR and hypertension; (ii) decreased LVDP, dP/dtmax, dP/dtmin, cardiac output, ejection fraction, stroke volume and left ventricular diameter...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373412/ventriculo-arterial-coupling-detects-occult-rv-dysfunction-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-vascular-disease
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Richard G Axell, Simon J Messer, Paul A White, Colm McCabe, Andrew Priest, Thaleia Statopoulou, Maja Drozdzynska, Jamie Viscasillas, Elizabeth C Hinchy, James Hampton-Till, Hatim I Alibhai, Nicholas Morrell, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Stephen R Large, Stephen P Hoole
Chronic thromboembolic disease (CTED) is suboptimally defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) <25 mmHg at rest in patients that remain symptomatic from chronic pulmonary artery thrombi. To improve identification of right ventricular (RV) pathology in patients with thromboembolic obstruction, we hypothesized that the RV ventriculo-arterial (Ees/Ea) coupling ratio at maximal stroke work (Ees/Eamax sw) derived from an animal model of pulmonary obstruction may be used to identify occult RV dysfunction (low Ees/Ea) or residual RV energetic reserve (high Ees/Ea)...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369431/elective-surgery-for-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-in-the-elderly-should-there-be-an-age-cut-off
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Sven Peterss, Ahmed M Mansour, Mohammad A Zafar, Kabir Thombre, John A Rizzo, Bulat A Ziganshin, Umer M Darr, John A Elefteriades
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to retrospectively analyse surgical outcomes in patients aged 75-79, and 80 and above. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 108 patients aged 75-79 (G 75 , mean age 76.9 ± 1.5years) and 72 patients aged 80 and above (G 80 , mean age 82.2 ± 2.1years) underwent elective aneurysm repair. Operative outcome and survival was compared with 727 contemporary younger counterparts aged <75 years (G Ctrl , mean age 56.6 ± 11...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346013/the-physiology-of-blood-loss-and-shock-new-insights-from-a-human-laboratory-model-of-hemorrhage
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Alicia M Schiller, Jeffrey T Howard, Victor A Convertino
The ability to quickly diagnose hemorrhagic shock is critical for favorable patient outcomes. Therefore, it is important to understand the time course and involvement of the various physiological mechanisms that are active during volume loss and that have the ability to stave off hemodynamic collapse. This review provides new insights about the physiology that underlies blood loss and shock in humans through the development of a simulated model of hemorrhage using lower body negative pressure. In this review, we present controlled experimental results through utilization of the lower body negative pressure human hemorrhage model that provide novel insights on the integration of physiological mechanisms critical to the compensation for volume loss...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329138/small-intestinal-submucosa-tricuspid-valve-tube-graft-shows-growth-potential-remodelling-and-physiological-valve-function-in-a-porcine-model%C3%A2
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Diana M Ropcke, Christine Ilkjaer, Marcell J Tjornild, Soren N Skov, Steffen Ringgaard, Vibeke E Hjortdal, Sten L Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Tricuspid valve reconstruction using small intestinal submucosal extracellular matrix (ECM) designed as a tube graft is possible in severe valve pathology. Using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital photograph imaging, valves were evaluated after 6 months in a porcine model. METHODS: Ten 60 kg pigs received a tricuspid valve tube graft. A baseline MRI was performed after 2 weeks ( n  = 8). A follow-up MRI was performed in three of five 6 months' survivors to assess function and haemodynamics of the tricuspid tube graft...
February 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327076/myocardial-protection-during-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery-through-right-mini-thoracotomy
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Micaela De Palo, Pietro Guida, Florinda Mastro, Daniela Nanna, Teresa A P Quagliara, Ruggiero Rociola, Giosuè Lionetti, Domenico Paparella
BACKGROUND: Myocardial damage is an independent predictor of adverse outcome following cardiac surgery and myocardial protection is one of the key factors to achieve successful outcomes. Cardioplegia with Custodiol is currently the most used cardioplegia during minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Different randomized controlled trials compared blood and Custodiol cardioplegia in the context of traditional cardiac surgery. No data are available for MICS. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cold blood versus Custodiol cardioplegia during MICS...
April 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324986/electrocardiographic-waveforms-fitness-check-device-technique-for-sudden-cardiac-death-risk-screening
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O J Escalona, M Mendoza
A novel cardiac health device technique development for reliable, non-invasive and cost-effective heart screening in preventive cardiovascular healthcare is presented. In particular, identification of apparently healthy individuals involved in sports activities (particularly in the young, age <; 35 years) who may be at-risk of sudden-cardiac-death (SCD) is mainly focused here. Nevertheless, the same device technique may be prospectively extended for detecting cardiovascular abnormalities in children and adolescents with type1-diabetes, and also in detecting patients with Brugada syndrome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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