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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722077/invasive-haemodynamic-evaluation-of-the-pulmonary-circulation-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#1
Alberto Pagnamenta, Andrea Azzola, Maurice Beghetti, Frédéric Lador, On Behalf Of The Swiss Society Of Pulmonary Hypertension
The term pulmonary hypertension refers to a serious condition characterised by high pulmonary vascular pressure, mainly as a consequence of various cardiac and respiratory diseases. Current clinical classification of pulmonary hypertension considers five distinct groups. Transthoracic echocardiography represents the first and most important noninvasive screening tool for estimating the probability of pulmonary hypertension. The diagnostic approach to pulmonary hypertension is supported by a proposed algorithm, which identifies the underlying cause...
July 19, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720675/the-effect-of-nebulizer-position-on-aerosolized-epoprostenol-delivery-in-an-adult-lung-model
#2
Allison C Anderson, Meagan N Dubosky, Kelly A Fiorino, Vanessa Quintana, Carl A Kaplan, David L Vines
BACKGROUND: Aerosolized epoprostenol is an alternative for inhaled nitric oxide in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension and possibly acute hypoxemia. Our objective was to determine differences in drug deposition based on different nebulizer positions in the ventilator circuit, using a vibrating mesh nebulizer. METHODS: An 8.0-mm inner diameter endotracheal tube (ETT) was connected to a training test lung, compliance of 30 mL/cm H2O, with a collecting filter placed at the ETT-test lung junction...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720600/is-the-mechanism-of-re-expansion-pulmonary-oedema-in-a-heart-lung-interaction
#3
Candy Masego Mokotedi, Martin Balik
The mechanism of re-expansion pulmonary oedema (Re-PE) is unclear. There are multiple variables in play when evaluating the response to evacuation of pleural fluid. We present an educational case of a critically ill patient admitted for respiratory failure who was fully dependent on ventricular pacing set at a constant rate throughout the episode of Re-PE. The transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed an ejection fraction of 38%, moderate mitral regurgitation (MR), mildly dilated right ventricle and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719755/clinical-risk-factors-and-prognostic-model-for-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Mary K Porteous, James C Lee, David J Lederer, Scott M Palmer, Edward Cantu, Rupal J Shah, Scarlett L Bellamy, Vibha N Lama, Sangeeta M Bhorade, Maria M Crespo, John F McDyer, Keith M Wille, A Russell Localio, Jonathan B Orens, Pali D Shah, Ann B Weinacker, Selim Arcasoy, David S Wilkes, Lorraine B Ware, Jason D Christie, Steven M Kawut, Joshua M Diamond
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hypertension from pulmonary arterial hypertension or parenchymal lung disease is associated with an increased risk of primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the clinical determinants of severe primary graft dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension and developed and validated a prognostic model. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients in the multi-center Lung Transplant Outcomes Group with pulmonary hypertension at transplant listing...
July 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717116/novel-predictor-of-lung-injury-after-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#5
Satoshi Akagi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
#6
Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713578/retrospective-evaluation-of-pimobendan-and-sildenafil-therapy-for-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-lung-disease-and-hypoxia-in-28-dogs-2007-2013
#7
Lisa A Murphy, Nicholas Russell, Domenico Bianco, Reid K Nakamura
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is the persistent abnormal increase in pulmonary artery (PA) pressure and in dogs is usually secondary to congenital disease causing pulmonary over circulation, chronic respiratory disease and elevated left atrial pressure. Sildenafil (SF) is a phosphodiesterase (PDE) V inhibitor that causes pulmonary artery (PA) vasodilation by increasing pulmonary vascular concentrations of cyclic guanosine monophosphate which subsequently increases the activity of endogenous nitric oxide. Pimobendan (PB) is a PDE III inhibitor with calcium sensitizing effects thereby exerting positive inotropy and vasodilation...
May 2017: Veterinary Medicine and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711939/baicalin-attenuates-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-bone-morphogenetic-protein-signaling-pathway
#8
Zhaohua Zhang, Luan Zhang, Chao Sun, Feng Kong, Jue Wang, Qian Xin, Wen Jiang, Kaili Li, Ou Chen, Yun Luan
Baicalin, a flavonoid compound extracted from roots of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (huang qin), it has been shown to effectively attenuates pulmonary hypertension (PH), however, the potential mechanism remains unexplored. In this study, we investigated the potential mechanism of baicalin on monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH in rats. The results showed that baicalin attenuated lung damage in PH rat model through inhibiting the pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell proliferation and induction of cells apoptosis...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706139/a-phase-i-study-of-foretinib-plus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-canadian-cancer-trials-group-ind-196
#9
Natasha B Leighl, Ming-Sound Tsao, Geoffrey Liu, Dongsheng Tu, Cheryl Ho, Frances A Shepherd, Nevin Murray, John R Goffin, Garth Nicholas, Shingo Sakashita, Zhuo Chen, Lucia Kim, Jean Powers, Lesley Seymour, Glenwood Goss, Penelope A Bradbury
PURPOSE: MET and AXL mediate resistance to EGFR TKI in NSCLC. Foretinib, a MET/RON/AXL/TIE-2/VEGFR kinase inhibitor may overcome EGFR kinase resistance. This dose escalation study combined foretinib and erlotinib in advanced pretreated NSCLC patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The primary endpoint was to define the RP2D of foretinib plus erlotinib as continuous oral daily dosing. Secondary objectives included safety, pharmacokinetics, response and potential biomarkers of response including EGFR, KRAS genotype, MET, AXL expression, and circulating HGF levels...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705908/importance-of-kynurenine-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#10
Bence M Nagy, Chandran Nagaraj, Andreas Meinitzer, Neha Sharma, Rita Papp, Vasile Foris, Bahil Ghanim, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Gabor Kovacs, Walter Klepetko, Thomas R Pieber, Harald Mangge, Horst Olschewski, Andrea Oslchewski
The tryptophan metabolite kynurenine is significantly increased in pulmonary arterial hyper-tension (PAH) patients, and it is a potent vasodilator of systemic arteries. Our aim was to in-vestigate the role of kynurenine in the pulmonary circulation. Serum tryptophan, kynurenine and kynurenic-acid levels were measured in 20 idiopathic PAH (IPAH) patients, 20 healthy controls and 20 patients with chronic lung disease or meta-bolic syndrome without-PH. Laser-dissected pulmonary arteries from IPAH and control lungs were tested for the expression of IDO, the rate-limiting enzyme for the conversion from tryptophan to kynurenine...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705377/load-adaptability-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#11
Myriam Amsallem, David Boulate, Marie Aymami, Julien Guihaire, Mona Selej, Jennie Huo, Andre Y Denault, Michael V McConnell, Ingela Schnittger, Elie Fadel, Olaf Mercier, Roham T Zamanian, Francois Haddad
Right ventricular (RV) adaptation to pressure overload is a major prognostic factor in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The objectives were first to define the relation between RV adaptation and load using allometric modeling, then to compare the prognostic value of different indices of load adaptability in PAH. Both a derivation (n = 85) and a validation cohort (n = 200) were included. Load adaptability was assessed using 3 approaches: (1) surrogates of ventriculo-arterial coupling (e...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701673/pulmonary-artery-diameter-predicts-lung-injury-after-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
#12
Koichi Sugimoto, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Nobuo Sakamoto, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Yasuchika Takeishi
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) has been an attractive strategy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), even though it occasionally causes lung injury. However, predictive factors of lung injury after BPA have not been established. Pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation is often observed in patients with pulmonary hypertension. We investigated the association between PA diameter and complications after BPA.The subjects were 19 CTEPH patients who underwent BPA. Patients were divided into two groups: patients with lung injury including asymptomatic lung infiltration on computed tomography (CT) images or mild hemoptysis (group L, n = 9) and no complications (group N, n = 10)...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701189/stromal-derived-factor-1-mediates-the-lung-regenerative-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rodent-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
#13
Joel Reiter, Shelley Drummond, Ibrahim Sammour, Jian Huang, Victoria Florea, Polliana Dornas, Joshua M Hare, Claudia O Rodrigues, Karen C Young
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) attenuate lung injury in experimental models of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Stromal derived factor-1 (SDF-1), a chemokine secreted by MSCs, modulates angiogenesis and stem cell recruitment. Here we tested the hypothesis that SDF-1 mediates MSC protective effects in experimental BPD by modulating angiogenesis. METHODS: SDF-1 was knocked down in MSCs using lentiviral vectors carrying anti-SDF-1 short hairpin RNA (MSC-SDF KD)...
July 12, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699322/a-respiratory-marker-derived-from-left-vagus-nerve-signals-recorded-with-implantable-cuff-electrodes
#14
Cristian Sevcencu, Thomas N Nielsen, Benedict Kjaergaard, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: Left vagus nerve (LVN) stimulation (LVNS) has been tested for lowering the blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension (RH). Whereas, closed-loop LVNS (CL-LVNS) driven by a BP marker may be superior to open-loop LVNS, there are situations (e.g., exercising) when hypertension is normal. Therefore, an ideal anti-RH CL-LVNS system requires a variable to avoid stimulation in such conditions, for example, a respiratory marker ideally extracted from the LVN. As the LVN conducts respiratory signals, this study aimed to investigate if such signals can be recorded using implantable means and if a marker to monitor respiration could be derived from such recordings...
July 11, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699175/long-term-health-outcomes-of-adults-with-mccune-albright-syndrome
#15
S C Wong, M Zacharin
CONTEXT: McCune Albright Syndrome (MAS) is associated with numerous health problems. Comprehensive long term health problems of adults with MAS are less well defined in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to report comprehensive health outcomes of adults with MAS (> 18 years). DESIGN: Retrospective case note review of 16 adults with MAS managed by one clinician. Results expressed as median (range) RESULTS: The study included 16 adults (7 males) with MAS...
July 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698228/perturbations-to-lysyl-oxidase-expression-broadly-influence-the-transcriptome-of-lung-fibroblasts
#16
Ivana Mižíková, Francesco Palumbo, Tamás Tábi, Susanne Herold, István Vadász, Konstantin Mayer, Werner Seeger, Rory E Morty
Lysyl oxidases are credited with pathogenic roles in lung diseases, including cancer, fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Lysyl oxidases facilitate the covalent intra- and inter-molecular cross-linking of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby imparting tensile strength to the extracellular matrix (ECM). Alternative ECM-independent roles have recently been proposed for lysyl oxidases, including regulation of growth factor signaling, chromatin remodeling, and transcriptional regulation; all of which impact cell phenotype...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697925/variable-expressivity-of-a-founder-mutation-in-the-eif2ak4-gene-in-hereditary-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-and-its-impact-on-survival
#17
Paula Navas Tejedor, Julián Palomino Doza, Jair Antonio Tenorio Castaño, Ana Belén Enguita Valls, José Julián Rodríguez Reguero, Amaya Martínez Meñaca, Ignacio Hernández González, Héctor Bueno Zamora, Pablo Daniel Lapunzina Badía, Pilar Escribano Subías
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Hereditary pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) has been associated with biallelic mutations in EIF2AK4 with the recent discovery of a founder mutation in Iberian Romani patients with familial PVOD. The aims of this study were phenotypical characterization and survival analysis of Iberian Romani patients with familial PVOD carrying the founder p.Pro1115Leu mutation in EIF2AK4, according to their tolerance to pulmonary vasodilators (PVD). Familial genetic screening was conducted, as well as assessment of sociocultural determinants with a potential influence on disease course...
July 8, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694401/type-1-neurofibromatosis-complicated-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-case-report
#18
Murathan Küçük, Can Ramazan Öncel, Mustafa Uçar, Aytül Belgi Yıldırım
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in the NF1 gene, which encodes the tumor suppressor neurofibromin. Precapillary pulmonary hypertension is a severe complication of NF1, initially described in patients with advanced parenchymal lung disease, which may complicate the course of NF1. Presently described is a case of neurofibromatosis complicated by pulmonary hypertension.
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694128/microrna-221-3p-promotes-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-proliferation-by-targeting-axin2-during-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Xiaowei Nie, Yuan Chen, Jianxin Tan, Youai Dai, Wenjun Mao, Guowei Qin, Shugao Ye, Jie Sun, Zhenkun Yang, Jingyu Chen
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a pathological condition characterized by excessive cell proliferation and migration of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC). PAH pathogenesis shares similarities with cancers such as excessive cell proliferation and apoptosis resistance. A previous study by our group revealed that decreased expression of a tumor suppressor-AXIN2 (Axis inhibition protein 2) was responsible for enhanced PASMC proliferation and suppressed apoptosis. Nevertheless, the mechanisms that regulate the downregulation of AXIN2 in PAH remain elusive...
July 7, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690295/high-frequency-of-acute-adverse-cardiovascular-events-after-lung-transplantation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-receiving-preoperative-long-term-intravenous-prostacyclin
#20
Satoshi Akagi, Takahiro Oto, Motomu Kobayashi, Kentaroh Miyoshi, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Masaomi Yamane, Kazufumi Nakamura, Toshihiro Sarashina, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Hiroshi Ito
Adverse cardiovascular events after lung transplantation (LT) increase the mortality in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Long-term intravenous prostacyclin is the usual treatment in severe patients with PAH, but it may increase the risk of hemorrhage due to its antiplatelet aggregation effect or thrombocytopenia. We investigated the impact of length of intravenous prostacyclin therapy on acute adverse cardiovascular events including hemorrhagic complication after LT. We retrospectively compared the incidence of adverse events (death, intrathoracic hematoma and bleeding, cardiac congestion or shock, cerebral infarction and pulmonary embolism) within 30 days after LT between no/short-term (median 0...
July 10, 2017: International Heart Journal
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