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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779870/effect-of-monocyte-to-lymphocyte-ratio-on-heart-failure-characteristics-and-hospitalizations-in-a-coronary-angiography-cohort
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Crystel M Gijsberts, Guilielmus H J M Ellenbroek, Maarten J Ten Berg, Albert Huisman, Wouter W van Solinge, Carolyn S Lam, Folkert W Asselbergs, Hester M den Ruijter, Gerard Pasterkamp, Imo E Hoefer, Dominique P de Kleijn
Inflammation is a shared mechanism in coronary artery disease (CAD) and subsequent heart failure (HF), and circulating monocyte and lymphocyte counts predict CAD severity and outcomes. We investigated whether the monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR) correlates with biomarkers of HF and extent of CAD, as well as future HF hospitalizations in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Therefore, we studied 1754 patients undergoing coronary angiography for stable CAD, unstable angina, or myocardial infarction. MLR was determined at blood draw before angiography and related cross-sectionally to HF biomarkers (ejection fraction, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide [NTproBNP] levels) and CAD severity, as well as longitudinally with risk of HF hospitalizations during follow-up...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757119/low-plasma-testosterone-is-associated-with-elevated-cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers
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Alexander W Pastuszak, Taylor P Kohn, Joel Estis, Larry I Lipshultz
BACKGROUND: The relation between testosterone (T) plasma concentration and cardiovascular (CV) risk is unclear, with evidence supporting increased risk in men with low and high T levels. Few studies have assessed CV risk as a function of plasma T levels using objective biomarkers. AIM: To determine the relation between T levels and high-sensitivity CV risk biomarkers. METHODS: Ten thousand forty-one male patients were identified in the database of a commercial clinical laboratory performing biomarker testing...
September 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738027/n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-urinary-concentrations-and-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Christoph Bührer, Ömer Erdeve, Anton van Kaam, Angelika Berger, Evelyn Lechner, Benjamin Bar-Oz, Karel Allegaert, Tom Stiris, İstemi Han Çelik, Janet Berrington
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To validate findings of a single-center pilot study showing elevated urinary N-terminal B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) concentrations in preterm infants subsequently developing severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a multicenter setting across 8 European and Middle East countries. METHODS: Prospective observational study in 967 preterm infants<30 weeks gestational age assessing the capacity of urinary NTproBNP on day of life (DOL) 14 and 28 to predict ROP requiring treatment...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709699/strategy-to-identify-subjects-with-diabetes-mellitus-more-suitable-for-selective-echocardiographic-screening-the-david-berg-study
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Mauro Gori, Paolo Canova, Alice Calabrese, Giovanni Cioffi, Roberto Trevisan, Renata De Maria, Aurelia Grosu, Attilio Iacovoni, Alessandra Fontana, Paola Ferrari, Stephen J Greene, Mihai Gheorghiade, Gianfranco Parati, Antonello Gavazzi, Michele Senni
BACKGROUND: Despite the burden of pre-clinical heart failure (HF) among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, routine screening echocardiography is not currently recommended. We prospectively assessed risk prediction for HF/death of a screening strategy combining clinical data, electrocardiogram, NTproBNP, and echocardiogram, aiming to identify DM patients more suitable for selective echocardiography. METHODS: Among 4047 screened subjects aged≥55/≤80years, the DAVID-Berg Study prospectively enrolled 623 outpatients with DM, or hypertension, or known cardiovascular disease but with no HF history/symptoms...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704534/short-term-variation-in-ntprobnp-after-lifestyle-intervention-in-severe-obesity
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Debora Fedele, Virginia Bicchiega, Alessandro Collo, Federica Barutta, Erika Pistone, Gabriella Gruden, Graziella Bruno
AIM: Natriuretic peptides are not only involved in cardiovascular adaption to various conditions, but also in metabolic diseases. We performed this study to assess the effect of a very short time of lifestyle inpatient intervention on NTproBNP values in normotensive subjects with severe obesity and normal cardiac function. METHODS: We recruited 14 consecutive obese normotensive subjects with normal cardiac function who were aged 30 years and more and were referred to inpatient rehabilitation in an academic clinic over a two months period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663381/a-study-of-clinical-and-physiological-relations-of-daily-physical-activity-in-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
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Marios Panagiotou, Martin Kevin Johnson, Zafeiris Louvaris, Julien Steven Baker, Alistair Colin Church, Andrew J Peacock, Ioannis Vogiatzis
Daily physical activity is reduced in precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) but the underlying mechanisms are inadequately explored. We sought to investigate clinical and physiological relations of daily physical activity and profile differences between less and more active patients with precapillary PH. A prospective, cross-sectional study of 20 patients with precapillary PH who undertook a) a comprehensive clinical assessment, b) a preliminary treadmill test, c) 7-day monitoring of daily walking intensity with triaxial accelerometry and d) a personalized treadmill test corresponding to the individual patient mean daily walking intensity with real-time physiological measurements...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633141/interaction-of-soluble-cxc-ligand-16-and-cardiac-injury-markers-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Wenjin Liu, Lulu Wang, Yongyue Wei, Xiurong Li, Chaoqing Gao, Jianmei Zhou, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Hong Chu, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that there is a pathogenic role for CXC ligand 16 (CXCL16) in cardiovascular diseases. Little is known about circulating CXCL16 in patients with kidney dysfunction. We explored the relationships of plasma CXCL16 with cardiac injury markers in a group of dialysis patients. METHODS: Plasma CXCL16 and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in 366 patients who were on maintenance hemodialysis. Cardiac injury was evaluated via measurements of the circulating B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT proBNP), Troponin I (TnI), and Troponin T (TnT)...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606655/mortality-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-due-to-congenital-heart-disease-serial-changes-improve-prognostication
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M T U Schuijt, I M Blok, A H Zwinderman, A C M J van Riel, M J Schuuring, R J de Winter, A L Duijnhouwer, A P J van Dijk, B J M Mulder, B J Bouma
BACKGROUND: Adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension due to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD) suffer from high mortality. This underlines the importance of adequate risk stratification to guide treatment decisions. Several baseline parameters are associated with mortality, however, their prognostic value may weaken after years of follow-up. Therefore we investigated the prognostic value of serial changes in standard clinical parameters in PAH-CHD. METHODS: In this prospective observational cohort study we included consecutive PAH-CHD adults, between 2005 and 2016...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524699/comparison-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-lowering-effects-of-higher-doses-of-different-calcium-antagonists-in-uncontrolled-hypertension-the-calcium-antagonist-controlled-release-high-dose-therapy-in-uncontrolled-refractory-hypertensive-patients-carillon-study
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Hiroyuki Mizuno, Satoshi Hoshide, Naoko Tomitani, Kazuomi Kario
BACKGROUND: Data are sparse regarding ambulatory blood pressure (BP) reduction of up-titration from a standard dose to a high dose in both nifedipine controlled-release (CR) and amlodipine. This was a prospective, randomized, multicenter, open-label trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one uncontrolled hypertensives medicated by two or more antihypertensive drugs including a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor and a calcium antagonist were randomly assigned to either the nifedipine CR (80 mg)/candesartan (8 mg) group or the amlodipine (10 mg)/candesartan (8 mg) group...
May 19, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464911/impact-of-high-intensity-niv-on-the-heart-in-stable-copd-a-randomised-cross-over-pilot-study
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Marieke Leontine Duiverman, Petra Maagh, Friederike Sophie Magnet, Claudia Schmoor, Maria Paola Arellano-Maric, Axel Meissner, Jan Hendrik Storre, Peter Jan Wijkstra, Wolfram Windisch, Jens Callegari
BACKGROUND: Although high-intensity non-invasive ventilation has been shown to improve outcomes in stable COPD, it may adversely affect cardiac performance. Therefore, the aims of the present pilot study were to compare cardiac and pulmonary effects of 6 weeks of low-intensity non-invasive ventilation and 6 weeks of high-intensity non-invasive ventilation in stable COPD patients. METHODS: In a randomised crossover pilot feasibility study, the change in cardiac output after 6 weeks of each NIV mode compared to baseline was assessed with echocardiography in 14 severe stable COPD patients...
May 2, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439738/prospective-open-uncontrolled-phase-i-study-to-define-a-well-tolerated-dose-of-oral-artesunate-as-add-on-therapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-artic-m33-2
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Cornelia von Hagens, Ingeborg Walter-Sack, Maren Goeckenjan, Julia Osburg, Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher, Serkan Sertel, Michael Elsässer, Bjoern Andrew Remppis, Lutz Edler, Judith Munzinger, Thomas Efferth, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Strowitzki
PURPOSE: The antimalarial drug artesunate (ART) is a promising candidate for cancer treatment as it displays anticancer effects in various models. While in short-term treatment of malaria, an excellent safety profile has been found for ART, the potential long-term treatment of cancer patients demands a phase I dose-finding clinical trial determining the daily ART dose which would be well tolerated as add-on therapy. METHODS: Patients with metastatic breast cancer were to receive either 100 or 150 or 200 mg oral ART daily as add-on to their guideline-based oncological therapy for a study period of four weeks with frequent clinical and laboratory monitoring until 4-8 weeks thereafter...
April 24, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379039/elevated-serum-il-39-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-was-related-with-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Yu Luo, Feng Liu, Huadong Liu, Hongdan Chen, Wenfei Cheng, Shaohong Dong, Wei Xiong
AIM: To investigate the changes and significance of circulating IL-39 in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). PATIENTS & METHODS: Serum IL-39 levels in ACS patients and normal coronary arteries were measured. The correlations of IL-39 with high-sensitivity CRP, cTnI, N-terminal of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) and left ventricular ejection fraction were investigated. RESULTS: The serum levels of IL-39 in ACS patients were significantly increased...
April 5, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341782/predictive-properties-of-biomarkers-gdf-15-ntprobnp-and-hs-tnt-on-morbidity-and-mortality-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-nephropathy
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Arash Bidadkosh, Sebastiaan P H Lambooy, Hiddo J Heerspink, Michelle J Pena, Robert H Henning, Hendrik Buikema, Leo E Deelman
OBJECTIVE: Although type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with nephropathy are at high risk for renal and cardiovascular complications, relevant biomarkers have been poorly identified. Because renal impairment may increase biomarker levels, this potentially confounds associations between biomarker levels and risk. To investigate the predictive value of a biomarker in such a setting, we examined baseline levels of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), N-terminal prohormone of B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP), and high-sensitivity troponin-T (hs-TnT) in relation to renal and cardiovascular risk in T2D patients with nephropathy...
March 24, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302926/long-term-effect-of-sildenafil-on-echocardiographic-parameters-in-dogs-with-asymptomatic-myxomatous-mitral-valve-degeneration
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Anusak Kijtawornrat, Siripen Komolvanich, Nakkawee Saengklub, Prapawadee Pirintr, Pakit Boonpala, Chollada Buranakarl
Sildenafil is a selective phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor that has been demonstrated to delay ventricular remodeling in humans and experimental animals. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the chronic effects of sildenafil administration on echocardiographic indices and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in dogs with naturally occurring, asymptomatic myxomatous mitral valve degeneration. Thirty client-owned dogs with ACVIM class B1 or B2 were enrolled. Dogs were randomly assigned to treatment (sildenafil 1-3 mg/kg, PO, BID for 180 days) or control groups...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302319/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-and-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-adults-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Ewa Kowalik, Anna Klisiewicz, Justyna Rybicka, Elżbieta K Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: High sensitive troponin T (hsTnT), a marker of myocardial injury, appears to be a promising diagnostic tool in patients with congenital heart disease. However, little is known about its distribution among adults with systemic right ventricle (sRV). We aimed to assess the distribution of hsTnT concentrations in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) and to evaluate its relationship with sRV function and NT-proBNP. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of adults with ccTGA was conducted...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239753/six-minute-walk-test-in-evaluation-of-children-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Malgorzata Zuk, Anna Migdal, Dorota Jagiellowicz-Kowalska, Katarzyna Mazurkiewicz, Anna Sadel-Wieczorek, Grazyna Brzezinska-Rajszys
Six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a submaximal exercise test applied for evaluation of adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It was widely used as an endpoint in the clinical trials. The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of 6MWT in management of children with PAH and to establish correlations with other clinical features. 164 6MWT were performed in 15 children between 5 and 18 years with PAH confirmed by right heart catheterization (102 in patients with shunt, 62 without shunt). Distance in 6MWT (6MWD)-% of predicted for age and gender, desaturation at the maximum effort, peak heart rate (HR)-% of maximal HR, were compared to the level of NTproBNP, WHO-FC, echocardiography parameters, and events of PAH treatment intensification...
April 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238244/nt-probnp-as-a-potential-marker-of-left-atrial-dysfunction-in-rheumatic-mitral-stenosis-correlation-with-left-atrial-function-after-pbmv
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Rashi Khare, Sudhanshu Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease is a common reason for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Plasma levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are known to rise in patients with MS, but the role of this compound as a non-invasive marker of left atrial (LA) dysfunction is yet to be established. The study aim was to correlate levels of NT-proBNP in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS), with echocardiographic parameters of LA function including tissue Doppler-derived strain/strain rate (S/Sr) indices, hemodynamic parameters of LA function, before and after percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (PBMV) for a follow up of one year...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204965/prognostic-value-of-simple-frailty-and-malnutrition-screening-tools-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-due-to-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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S Sze, J Zhang, P Pellicori, D Morgan, A Hoye, A L Clark
BACKGROUND: Frailty and malnutrition are common in patients with heart failure (HF), and are associated with adverse outcomes. We studied the prognostic value of three malnutrition and three frailty indices in patients admitted acutely to hospital with HF. METHODS: 265 consecutive patients [62% males, median age 80 (interquartile range (IQR): 72-86) years, median NTproBNP 3633 (IQR: 2025-6407) ng/l] admitted with HF between 2013 and 2014 were enrolled. Patients were screened for frailty using the Derby frailty index (DFI), acute frailty network (AFN) frailty criteria, and clinical frailty scale (CFS) and for malnutrition using the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI), controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score and prognostic nutritional index (PNI)...
July 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164518/meta-analysis-diagnostic-value-of-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-for-kawasaki-disease
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Jing Yu, Hong-Hao Li, Li Dong
BACKGROUND: Some studies have estimated the diagnostic value of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) for Kawasaki Disease (KD), but the results are not always consistent. The aim of this study was to ascertain the diagnostic value of NT-proBNP for KD. METHODS: EMBSAE and PubMed were searched up to June 30, 2015, to identify eligible studies that evaluated the diagnostic value of NT-proBNP for KD. The quality of the eligible studies was evaluated using the revised Quality Assessment for Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy (QUADAS-2) tools...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156007/acute-effects-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-on-biomarkers-of-myocardial-injury-apoptosis-heart-failure-and-systemic-inflammation
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Jordan Brewster, Travis Sexton, Gary Dhaliwal, Richard Charnigo, Gustavo Morales, Kevin Parrott, Yousef Darrat, John Gurley, Susan Smyth, Claude S Elayi
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks are potentially associated with myocardial injury, altered hemodynamics, apoptosis, and inflammatory signaling. Their precise cellular impact can be explored after defibrillation testing (DFT) via biomarkers. We evaluated changes in biomarkers after ICD shocks during DFT. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled outpatients presenting for first implantation of a cardiac device. Biomarkers indicative of myocardial injury, inflammation, and apoptosis were measured before and after implantation, and compared between patients receiving DFT (DFT+) to those not (DFT-)...
April 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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