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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631077/noninvasive-evaluation-of-reverse-atrial-remodeling-after-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-by-p-wave-dispersion
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Yuhi Fujimoto, Kenji Yodogawa, Kenta Takahashi, Ippei Tsuboi, Hiroshi Hayashi, Shunsuke Uetake, Yu-Ki Iwasaki, Meiso Hayashi, Yasushi Miyauchi, Wataru Shimizu
Atrial fibrillation (AF) itself creates structural and electrophysiological changes such as atrial enlargement, shortening of refractory period and decrease in conduction velocity, called "atrial remodeling", promoting its persistence. Although the remodeling process is considered to be reversible, it has not been elucidated in detail. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of P wave dispersion in the assessment of reverse atrial remodeling following catheter ablation of AF. Consecutive 126 patients (88 males, age 63...
June 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629818/corydalis-hendersonii-hemsl-protects-against-myocardial-injury-by-attenuating-inflammation-and-fibrosis-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathways
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Ruifeng Bai, Xu Yin, Xiao Feng, Yuan Cao, Yan Wu, Zhixiang Zhu, Chun Li, Pengfei Tu, Xingyun Chai
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Corydalis hendersonii Hemsl. (CH) with heat clearing and detoxifying effects are well described in Tibetan folk medicine. It has been used for centuries in China largely for the treatment of high altitude polycythemia, a pathophysiological condition referred to "plethora" in Tibetan medicine, hypertension, hepatitis, edema, gastritis, and other infectious diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the cardioprotective effects of Corydalis hendersonii extract in an ICR mouse model of myocardial ischemic injury...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625237/-study-on-mechanisms-and-myocardial-protective-effect-of-qishen-yiqi-dropping-pills-on-rats-with-myocardial-infarction
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Quan Yang, Yunshan Cao
OBJECTIVE: To approach the mechanisms and myocardial protective effect of Qishen Yiqi dropping pills on rats with myocardial infarction. METHODS: Sixty clean healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into sham operation group, model group and observation group (each n = 20). The rat model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was established by ligation of left anterior descent (LAD) branch of coronary artery. After modeling, the rats in observation group were given 0...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624812/extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-attenuated-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-remodeling-in-mini-pig-with-cardiorenal-syndrome
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Jiunn-Jye Sheu, Hani E E Ali, Ben-Chung Cheng, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Pei-Hsun Sung, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, John Y Chiang, Pao-Yuan Lin, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Sheng-Ying Chung, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hon-Kan Yip
This study tested the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave (ECSW) treatment can improve ischemia-induced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in mini-pig with co-existing chronic kidney disease (CKD). LV ischemia in mini-pigs was induced by applying an ameroid constrictor over mid-left anterior descending artery (LAD), while model of CKD was established by right nephrectomy with partial ligation of left renal arterioles 2 weeks before LAD constriction. Thirty mini-pigs were randomly divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (LV-ischemia), group 3 (LV-ischemia + CKD), Group 4 [LV-ischemia + ECSW (applied 1200 shots at 0...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622581/assessment-of-atherosclerotic-luminal-narrowing-of-coronary-arteries-based-on-morphometrically-generated-visual-guides
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Rolf F Barth, David A Kellough, Patricia Allenby, Luke E Blower, Scott H Hammond, Greg M Allenby, L Maximilian Buja
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Determination of the degree of stenosis of atherosclerotic coronary arteries is an important part of postmortem examination of the heart, but, unfortunately, estimation of the degree of luminal narrowing can be imprecise and tends to be approximations. Visual guides can be useful to assess this, but earlier attempts to develop such guides did not employ digital technology. Using this approach, we have developed two computer-generated morphometric guides to estimate the degree of luminal narrowing of atherosclerotic coronary arteries...
May 30, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620884/kinetic-pharmacodynamic-model-of-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-treated-with-paclitaxel-nab-paclitaxel-or-ixabepilone-calgb-40502-alliance
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Shailly Mehrotra, Manish R Sharma, Elizabeth Gray, Kehua Wu, William T Barry, Clifford Hudis, Eric P Winer, Alan P Lyss, Deborah L Toppmeyer, Alvaro Moreno-Aspitia, Thomas E Lad, Mario Valasco, Beth Overmoyer, Hope Rugo, Mark J Ratain, Jogarao V Gobburu
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a dose-limiting toxicity caused by several chemotherapeutic agents. Currently, CIPN is managed by empirical dose modifications at the discretion of the treating physician. The goal of this research is to quantitate the dose-CIPN relationship to inform the optimal strategies for dose modification. Data were obtained from the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 40502 trial, a randomized phase III trial of paclitaxel vs. nab-paclitaxel vs. ixabepilone as first-line chemotherapy for locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer...
June 15, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617648/increasing-morbidity-with-extent-of-lymphadenectomy-for-primary-malignant-melanoma
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Philipp Renner, Maria Torzewski, Florian Zeman, Philipp Babilas, Alexander Kroemer, Hans J Schlitt, Marc H Dahlke
BACKGROUND: According to current guidelines, complete lymphadenectomy (LAD) is indicated in melanoma patients with a positive sentinel lymph node. Whereas there is little evidence from randomized trials for a survival benefit of this procedure, its morbidity is not trivial. We aimed to assess clinical associations between risk factors and complications of LAD to guide decision making about this aspect of melanoma management. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cohort of 174 patients who had undergone LAD for primary melanoma was retrospectively analyzed, and multivariable logistic regression models were used to correlate patient risk factors, tumor characteristics, number of excised lymph nodes, and procedural details with the incidence of complications...
June 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616762/a-systematic-comparison-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-high-resolution-histological-fibrosis-quantification-in-a-chronic-porcine-infarct-model
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Johannes M I H Gho, René van Es, Frebus J van Slochteren, Sanne J Jansen Of Lorkeers, Allard J Hauer, Joep W M van Oorschot, Pieter A Doevendans, Tim Leiner, Aryan Vink, Folkert W Asselbergs, Steven A J Chamuleau
The noninvasive reference standard for myocardial fibrosis detection on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). Currently there is no consensus on the preferred method for LGE quantification. Moreover myocardial wall thickening (WT) and strain are measures of regional deformation and function. The aim of this research was to systematically compare in vivo CMR parameters, such as LGE, WT and strain, with histological fibrosis quantification. Eight weeks after 90 min ischemia/reperfusion of the LAD artery, 16 pigs underwent in vivo Cine and LGE CMR...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616608/gastric-cancer-treatment-in-the-world-germany
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Seung-Hun Chon, Felix Berlth, Patrick Sven Plum, Till Herbold, Hakan Alakus, Robert Kleinert, Stefan Paul Moenig, Christiane Josephine Bruns, Arnulf Heinrich Hoelscher, Hans-Joachim Meyer
Epidemiologically, around 15,500 persons per year contract gastric cancer with continuously decreasing incidence and a 5-year survival rate of only 30% to 35%. Contrary to the Asian countries, there are no prevention programs for gastric cancer in Germany, which leads to the disease frequently being diagnosed in locally advanced stages and predominantly being treated with multimodal therapy concepts. Complete (R0) resection is the therapy of choice for resectable gastric cancer. Special forms of gastric cancer that are limited to the mucosa can be endoscopically resected with a curative intent...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614245/wellens-syndrome-in-hiv-infected-patients-two-case-reports
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Bowei Tan, Carlos Morales-Mangual, Dan Zhao, Abdullah Khan, Hal Chadow
BACKGROUND: Wellens syndrome is a pattern of electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in the context of unstable angina characterized with deep inverted T-waves or biphasic T-waves in the precordial leads. These specific ECG changes are highly suggestive of stenosis in the left anterior descending artery (LAD), which can result in acute myocardial infarction, left ventricular dysfunction, or death. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is known as an independent risk factor for the cardiovascular disease...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612230/right-atrial-diameter-and-outcome-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Song -Nan Wen, Nian Liu, Rong Bai, Ri-Bo Tang, Rong-Hui Yu, De-Yong Long, Cai-Hua Sang, Chen-Xi Jiang, Song-Nan Li, Jia-Hui Wu, Yan-Fei Ruan, Rong Hu, Xin Du, Xiao-Hui Liu, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
PURPOSE: While AF is considered more like a left atrial (LA) disease, to what extent the right atrium contributes to the pathogenesis and ablation outcome of AF remains unclear. This study aimed to identify if right atrial diameter (RAD) could predict arrhythmia recurrence after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Four hundred and seventy patients with drug-resistant AF [paroxysmal AF (PAF) 196; non-PAF 274] who underwent primary catheter ablation were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606833/impact-of-physiological-breathing-motion-for-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-with-proton-beam-scanning-an-in-silico-study
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Anna M Flejmer, Behnaz Chehrazi, Dan Josefsson, Iuliana Toma-Dasu, Alexandru Dasu
This study investigates the impact of breathing motion on proton breast treatment plans. Twelve patients with CT datasets acquired during breath-hold-at-inhalation (BHI), breath-hold-at-exhalation (BHE) and in free-breathing (FB) were included in the study. Proton plans were designed for the left breast for BHI and subsequently recalculated for BHE or designed for FB and recalculated for the extreme breath-hold phases. The plans were compared from the point of view of their target coverage and doses to organs-at-risk...
June 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604999/percutaneous-cardiac-support-during-myocardial-infarction-drastically-reduces-mortality-perspectives-from-a-swine-model
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Maria Giovanna Trivella, Alessandra Piersigilli, Fabio Bernini, Gualtiero Pelosi, Silvia Burchielli, Stefano Puzzuoli, Claudia Kusmic, Antonio L'Abbate
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with cardiogenic shock (CS) remains the leading cause of in-hospital death in acute coronary syndromes. In the AMI-CS pig model we tested the efficacy of temporary percutaneous cardiorespiratory assist device (PCRA) in rescuing the failing heart and reducing early mortality. METHODS: In open-chest pigs we induced AMI by proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation. Eight animals without PCRA (C group) were compared with 12 animals otherwise treated with PCRA (T group), starting approximately at 60 minutes post-occlusion and lasting 120-180 minutes...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603725/multi-vessel-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-an-elderly-female
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Rami N Khouzam, Jonathan D Gardner, Ritin Bomb, Anthony A Holden
Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is a rare anomaly. The right coronary artery is the most commonly affected, followed by the left circumflex (LCX), or the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Three-vessel disease or left main (LM) involvement is extremely rare. A giant coronary artery aneurysm (GCAA) has an extremely low incidence and refers to an aneurysm that is 20 mm or greater in size. Most CAAs occur as a consequence of atherosclerosis. Most patients with CAA are males, have three-vessel disease, and a history of myocardial infarction (MI)...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603501/cardiac-remodeling-from-middle-age-to-senescence
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Mikko J Möttönen, Olavi Ukkola, Jarmo Lumme, Y Antero Kesäniemi, Heikki V Huikuri, Juha S Perkiömäki
Background: The data on cardiac remodeling outside the scope of myocardial infarction and heart failure are limited. Methods: A cohort of middle-aged hypertensive subjects with age- and gender-matched control subjects without hypertension (n = 1,045, aged 51 ± 6 years) were randomly selected for the OPERA study (Oulu Project Elucidating Risk of Atherosclerosis study). The majority of those who were still alive after more than 20 years of follow-up underwent thorough re-examinations. Results: Left ventricular mass index (LVMI) increased significantly from 106...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600629/knockdown-of-long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-depressed-chemoresistance-to-paclitaxel-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Kaiming Ren, Ran Xu, Jingshan Huang, Jungang Zhao, Wenjun Shi
Lung cancer, with the highest morbidity and second highest death rates, is one of the most common cancers in both males and females worldwide. Lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) is the main lung cancer class. KCNQ1 Opposite Strand/Antisense Transcript 1 (KCNQ1OT1) gene is an lncRNA which had been reported high-expression in colorectal cancer. In this study, the expression of KCNQ1OT1 was confirmed to be highly expressed in LAD tissues and cells contrast to control tissues and cells, and high KCNQ1OT1 expression correlated to malignant behaviors of LAD, including big tumor size, poor differentiation, positive lymphatic metastasis and high TNM stages...
June 9, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596664/bullous-pyoderma-gangrenosum-associated-with-hairy-cell-leukemia-and-its-complete-response-to-cladribine-therapy
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Ankur Jain, Deepesh Lad, Gaurav Prakash, Alka Khadwal, Pankaj Malhotra, Amanjit Bal, Nabhajit Mallik, Narendar Kumar, Subhash Varma
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare neutrophilic dermatosis seen in association with systemic disorders including hematologic malignancies. Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) however, is an unusual association of PG. We describe a 49-year old lady who presented to our hematology clinic with easy fatiguability and ulcerative skin lesions of 6 months duration. Examination revealed pallor and massive splenomegaly. Indurated, ulcerated lesion with undermined edges and necrotic base was observed on left thigh. Investigations revealed pancytopenia and bone marrow examination identified typical hairy cells...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596649/use-of-surrogate-samples-to-monitor-ph-during-high-dose-methotrexate-therapy
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Uday Yanamandra, Pooja Chauhan, Deepesh Lad, Alka Khadwal, Gaurav Prakash, Subhash Varma, Pankaj Malhotra
High dose methotrexate (Mtx) therapy is commonly used in hemato-oncological practice. Alkalization of urine is a part of high dose methotrexate therapy for preventing crystallization in urine to avert renal insufficiency. Alkalization is monitored by urine pH at regular intervals. Oral pH has occasionally been used as a surrogate for oral mucositis. To compare and correlate pH of various body secretions (venous blood, oral salivary, lacrimal and urine) among patients undergoing alkalization with intravenous sodium bicarbonate during high dose methotrexate therapy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595219/-hybrid-coronary-revascularization-of-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-patient-with-left-main-coronary-stenosis
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Yujiro Kawai, Hirokazu Niitsu, Takashi Yanagisawa, Masayuki Ogihara, Gentaku Hama, Yasuyuki Toyoda, Hikaru Kimura, Miki Horigome, Yasutoshi Tsuda, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Takahiro Takemura
We report a successful case of hybrid coronary revascularization of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting( MICS-CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI). The patient was a 78-year-old man with angina pectoris due to left main trunk (LMT) lesion, and had a history of repeated PCI to the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the left circumflex artery (LCX) for angina pectoris. He presented with a chest pain on effort in June, 2015. A coronary angiogram showed a severe stenosis in the LMT extending to LAD and LCX...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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