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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912925/cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-azithromycin
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Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, Mary C Niu, Caridad M de la Uz, Christina Y Miyake, Brady S Moffett
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of pediatric patients treated with azithromycin compared with penicillin or cephalosporin. We hypothesized that azithromycin use would not be associated with increased cardiac mortality in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study from the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2008 and 2012. Patients <19 years of age with a principal diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia who received an antibiotic were included...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909753/six-minute-walk-test-as-a-predictor-for-outcome-in-children-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-chronic-stable-heart-failure
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Susanna L den Boer, Daniël H K Flipse, Marijke H van der Meulen, Ad P C M Backx, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Arend D J Ten Harkel, Gabriëlle G van Iperen, Lukas A J Rammeloo, Ronald B Tanke, Willem A Helbing, Tim Takken, Michiel Dalinghaus
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is an important tool to predict prognosis in children and adults with heart failure. A much less sophisticated exercise test is the 6 min walk test, which has been shown an independent predictor for morbidity and mortality in adults with heart failure. Therefore, we hypothesized that the 6 min walk test could be predictive for outcome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. We prospectively included 49 children with dilated cardiomyopathy ≥6 years who performed a 6 min walk test...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908464/effects-of-different-duration-exercise-programs-in-children-with-severe-burns
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Robert P Clayton, Paul Wurzer, Clark R Andersen, Ronald P Mlcak, David N Herndon, Oscar E Suman
INTRODUCTION: Burns lead to persistent and detrimental muscle breakdown and weakness. Standard treatment at our institution includes a voluntary 12-week rehabilitative exercise program to limit and reverse the effects of increased muscle catabolism. In the present work, we investigated if different durations of exercise, 6 or 12 weeks, produce comparable improvements in muscle strength, body composition, and cardiopulmonary fitness. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled and randomized patients with ≥30% total body surface area (TBSA) burned to receive 6 or 12 weeks of exercise rehabilitation...
November 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908251/effects-of-an-outpatient-service-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-affected-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bussotti, Paola Gremigni, Roberto Fe Pedretti, Patrycja Kransinska, Silvia Di Marco, Paola Corbo, Giovanni Marchese, Paolo Totaro, Marinella Sommaruga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterised by a severe impairment of functional status and quality of life (QoL). Use of rehabilitative programmes may help to improve outcomes. The aim of this pre/post test case series was to evaluate the impact of a training program, including sessions of aerobic and resistance exercise, inspiratory muscle reinforcement, slow breathing, relaxation, and psychological support, on functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen patients affected by PAH, in World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) II or III and in stable clinical condition, were included in a 4-week cardiorespiratory training programme conducted in outpatient service...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903672/-exertional-dyspnoea-in-copd-the-clinical-utility-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-denis-e-o-donnell-amany-f-elbehairy-azmy-faisal-katherine-a-webb-j-alberto-neder-and-donald-a-mahler-eur-respir-rev-2016-25-333-347
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December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903669/exertional-dyspnoea-in-obesity
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Vipa Bernhardt, Tony G Babb
The purpose of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in the obese person, as in any cardiopulmonary exercise test, is to determine the patient's exercise tolerance, and to help identify and/or distinguish between the various physiological factors that could contribute to exercise intolerance. Unexplained dyspnoea on exertion is a common reason for CPET, but it is an extremely complex symptom to explain. Sometimes obesity is the simple answer by elimination of other possibilities. Thus, distinguishing among multiple clinical causes for exertional dyspnoea depends on the ability to eliminate possibilities while recognising response patterns that are unique to the obese patient...
December 2016: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903541/lifelong-physical-activity-regardless-of-dose-is-not-associated-with-myocardial-fibrosis
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Shuaib M Abdullah, Kyler W Barkley, Paul S Bhella, Jeffrey L Hastings, Susan Matulevicius, Naoki Fujimoto, Shigeki Shibata, Graeme Carrick-Ranson, M Dean Palmer, Nainesh Gandhi, Laura F DeFina, Benjamin D Levine
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have suggested that long-term, intensive physical training may be associated with adverse cardiovascular effects, including the development of myocardial fibrosis. However, the dose-response association of different levels of lifelong physical activity on myocardial fibrosis has not been evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seniors free of major chronic illnesses were recruited from predefined populations based on the consistent documentation of stable physical activity over >25 years and were classified into 4 groups by the number of sessions/week of aerobic activities ≥30 minutes: sedentary (group 1), <2 sessions; casual (group 2), 2 to 3 sessions; committed (group 3), 4 to 5 sessions; and Masters athletes (group 4), 6 to 7 sessions plus regular competitions...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901294/performance-of-functional-fibrinogen-thromboelastography-in-children-undergoing-congenital-heart-surgery
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Nischal K Gautam, Chunyan Cai, Olga Pawelek, Muhammad B Rafique, Davide Cattano, Evan G Pivalizza
BACKGROUND: Functional Fibrinogen assay of the Thromboelastography (FFTEG), a whole blood viscoelastic hemostatic assay, has been used to estimate fibrinogen levels in adult patients undergoing major surgery but its performance in pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery requires evaluation. In this study, we evaluate the correlation between FFTEG parameters and standard laboratory tests for fibrinogen and platelet counts before and after cardiopulmonary bypass in children undergoing repair for congenital heart disease...
November 30, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899540/the-1-minute-sit-to-stand-test-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-correlations-with-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-6-minute-walk-test-and-quadriceps-strength
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Mathieu Gruet, Leonardo Alexandre Peyré-Tartaruga, Laurent Mely, Jean-Marc Vallier
BACKGROUND: Exercise testing is part of the regular assessment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We aimed to evaluate (1) the convergent validity of the 1-min sit-to-stand (STS) test in CF by investigating its relationships with peak oxygen uptake (peak V̇O2 ), quadriceps strength, and quality of life and (2) to compare these associations with those of the 6-min walk test (6MWT). METHODS: Twenty-five adults with CF (FEV1 = 59 ± 24%) performed the STS test, the 6MWT, quadriceps strength assessment, and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)...
December 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895592/effects-of-six-months-training-on-physical-capacity-and-metaboreflex-activity-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Sara Magnani, Sergio Olla, Massimiliano Pau, Girolamo Palazzolo, Filippo Tocco, Azzurra Doneddu, Maura Marcelli, Andrea Loi, Federica Corona, Francesco Corona, Giancarlo Coghe, Maria G Marrosu, Alberto Concu, Eleonora Cocco, Elisabetta Marongiu, Antonio Crisafulli
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR) response during the metaboreflex. It has been hypothesized that this is the consequence of a sedentary lifestyle secondary to MS. The purpose of this study was to discover whether a 6-month training program could reverse this hemodynamic dysregulation. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the following two groups: the intervention group (MSIT, n = 11), who followed an adapted training program; and the control group (MSCTL, n = 10), who continued with their sedentary lifestyle...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895211/improvement-in-aerobic-capacity-during-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-is-there-a-role-for-autonomic-adaptations
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Davide Lazzeroni, Paolo Castiglioni, Matteo Bini, Andrea Faini, Umberto Camaiora, Pietro Tito Ugolotti, Claudio Stefano Centorbi, Lorenzo Brambilla, Valerio Brambilla, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Paolo Coruzzi
BACKGROUND: It has been previously shown in patients with heart failure that exercise-based rehabilitation programmes may improve functional capacity and autonomic response. The aim of this study was to investigate this issue further by evaluating whether an association exists between autonomic adaptations and improvements of aerobic capacity in a general population of coronary artery disease patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS: Ninety consecutive patients (age 60 ± 11 years) attended a rehabilitation programme of moderate continuous training (25 ± 8 sessions, 2-3 sessions/week)...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894249/brief-compression-only-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-training-video-and-simulation-with-homemade-mannequin-improves-cpr-skills
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Gregory K Wanner, Arayel Osborne, Charlotte H Greene
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has traditionally involved classroom-based courses or, more recently, home-based video self-instruction. These methods typically require preparation and purchase fee; which can dissuade many potential bystanders from receiving training. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching compression-only CPR to previously untrained individuals using our 6-min online CPR training video and skills practice on a homemade mannequin, reproduced by viewers with commonly available items (towel, toilet paper roll, t-shirt)...
November 29, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893555/changes-at-mean-platelet-volume-and-platelet-distribution-width-levels-after-septoplasty-and-its-correlation-with-epworth-sleepness-scale
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Murat S Sahin, Deniz Kizilirmak
OBJECTIVE: Nasal septum deviation may affect cardiopulmonary system. Those effects can be determined via blood tests and Epworth sleepness scale (ESS). In this study, it was aimed to measure mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) in patients with nasal septum deviation and to assess changes at their levels after septoplasty. Furthermore, it was purposed to document the correlation between ESS score and MPV, PDW levels. METHODS: Eighty-one patients who underwent septoplasty and 50 healthy controls composed the study group...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891406/amniotic-fluid-embolism-with-isolated-coagulopathy-a-report-of-two-cases
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Chi-Yuan Liao, Fuh-Jinn Luo
Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is a catastrophic complication of pregnancy with high mortality rate. The most common clinical presentation is an abrupt onset of cardiopulmonary collapse. Here, we present an uncommon variant involving isolated disseminated intravascular coagulation that developed without antecedent cardiopulmonary disturbances. Both patients developed symptoms soon after delivery. Blood test was sent at 14 minutes postpartum for the second patient due to suspected amniotic fluid embolism. Fetal components were observed in the uterine veins of the lower uterine segments in both cases...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887692/mechanisms-of-effort-intolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-borderline-ejection-fraction
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Yan Topilsky, Zach Rozenbaum, Shafik Khoury, Gregg S Pressman, Yaniv Gura, Jack Sherez, Avi Man, Jason Shimiaie, Sanford Edwards, Joshua Berookhim, Thierry Le Tourneau, Amir Halkin, Simon Biner, Gad Keren, Galit Aviram
Combining echocardiography and cardiopulmonary stress testing allows noninvasive assessment of hemodynamics, and oxygen extraction (A-VO2 difference). We evaluated mechanisms of effort intolerance in patients with heart failure with borderline (40% to 49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) (HF and Borderline Ejection fraction). We included 89 consecutive patients with HF and Borderline Ejection fraction (n = 25; 63.6 ± 14 years, 64% men), control subjects (n = 22), patients with HF with preserved EF (n = 26; EF ≥50%), and patients with HF with reduced EF (n = 16; <40%)...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884796/can-the-measurement-of-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-for-nitric-oxide-replace-the-measurement-of-pulmonary-diffusing-capacity-for-carbon-monoxide
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Gerald S Zavorsky, Ivo van der Lee
Pulmonary diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO) has been an important pulmonary function test used since the 1950's. It measures the uptake of CO from the alveolar space into pulmonary capillary blood, following the same path as oxygen. It's used to evaluate/follow the progress of various lung diseases. In the eighties, a new test was developed similar to the DLCO test: pulmonary diffusing capacity for nitric oxide (DLNO). About 81-90% of the variance in DLNO is shared by DLCO in patients with cardiopulmonary disease and in healthy subjects...
November 21, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884577/low-pressure-pericardial-tamponade-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brooks M Walsh, Lauren A Tobias
BACKGROUND: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is accurate for determining the presence of a pericardial effusion. Using FoCUS to evaluate for pericardial tamponade, however, is more involved. Many experts teach that tamponade is unlikely if the inferior vena cava (IVC) shows respiratory variation and is not distended. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe orthostatic hypotension, exertional dyspnea, and hypoxia...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884421/interpreting-the-incremental-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test
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Samir Nusair
The incremental cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an increasingly used diagnostic method that serves to evaluate patients with chief complaint of dyspnea during exercise. Performing maximal symptom-limited CPET can show if the tested subject has a reduced exercise capacity and give clues to the mechanism of such exercise capacity reduction, cardiac, pulmonary, or pulmonary vascular source. In this review, it is suggested that the evaluation of the complex results of CPET should be performed by first determining if myocardial/circulatory insufficiency is present and second if there is gas exchange abnormality...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879158/potential-of-lysophosphatidylinositol-as-a-prognostic-indicator-of-cardiac-arrest-using-a-rat-model
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Junhwan Kim, Tai Yin, Koichiro Shinozaki, Joshua W Lampe, Lance B Becker
AIMS: The potential of a lysophosphatidylinositol species, LPI(18:0), as an biomarker of ischaemia was tested using a rat model of cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to asphyxia-induced CA or CA followed by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) resuscitation. Brain, heart, kidney, and liver tissues were harvested from rats after 0, 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 min CA and 30 min CA followed by 60 min CPB resuscitation. Blood samples were collected from inferior vena cava and hepatic veins following 30 min CA...
November 23, 2016: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878925/left-ventricular-deformation-at-rest-predicts-exercise-induced-elevation-in-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-in-patients-with-unexplained-dyspnoea
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Tor Biering-Sørensen, Mário Santos, Jose Rivero, Shane D McCullough, Erin West, Alexander R Opotowsky, Aaron B Waxman, David M Systrom, Amil M Shah
AIMS: Impaired left ventricular (LV) deformation despite preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF) is common and predicts outcomes in heart failure with preserved LVEF. We hypothesized that impaired LV deformation at rest is a marker of impaired cardiac systolic and diastolic reserve, and aimed to determine whether resting longitudinal (LS) and circumferential strain (CS) are associated with invasively measured haemodynamic response to exercise in patients with dyspnoea and a normal LVEF...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
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