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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644566/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-liver-transplantation-for-alagille-syndrome-in-children
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Tao Zhou, Jianjun Zhang, Yi Luo, Yuan Liu, Sy Zhuang, Feng Xue, Longzhi Han, Qiang Xia
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze clinical characteristics and outcome of liver transplantation for Alagille syndrome in children. METHOD: By retrospectively reviewing the medical records of 9 Alagille syndrome patients(AGS) with liver transplantation(LT) in Renji Hospital between 2006 and 2015,After operative,the height and weight Z score were compared with preoperative. RESULT: There were 9 patients included in the study; cholestasis and peculiar faces were seen in all of the patients (100%), heart defect in 8 patients (88...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642732/autonomic-function-impairment-and-brain-perfusion-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Wei-Che Lin, Pei-Chin Chen, Chih-Cheng Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chen Wang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic disorders have been recognized as important Parkinson's disease (PD) components. Some vulnerable structures are related to the central autonomic network and have also been linked to autonomic function alterations. The aims of the study are to evaluate the severity of the autonomic dysfunction and the cortical hypoperfusion using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. And then, possible relationships of significant between-group differences in perfusion pattern to clinical variables and autonomic functions were examined to determine the pharmaceutical effects of dopaminergic treatment on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641496/guanfacine-attenuates-adverse-effects-of-dronabinol-thc-on-working-memory-in-adolescent-onset-heavy-cannabis-users-a-pilot-study
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David S Mathai, Manuela Holst, Christopher Rodgman, Colin N Haile, Jake Keller, Mariyah Z Hussain, Thomas R Kosten, Thomas F Newton, Christopher D Verrico
The cannabinoid-1 receptor (CB1R) agonist Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis, adversely effects working memory performance in humans. The α2A-adrenoceptor (AR) agonist guanfacine improves working memory performance in humans. The authors aimed to determine the effects of short-term (6 days) treatment with guanfacine on adverse cognitive effects produced by THC. Employing a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design, the cognitive, subjective, and cardiovascular effects produced by oral THC (20 mg) administration were determined twice in the same cannabis users: once after treatment with placebo and once after treatment with guanfacine (3 mg/day)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640770/physiological-responses-and-time-motion-analysis-of-small-combat-games-in-kickboxing-impact-of-ring-size-and-number-of-within-round-sparring-partners
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Ibrahim Ouergui, Nizar Houcine, Hamza Marzouki, Philip Davis, Emerson Franchini, Nabil Gmada, Ezzedine Bouhlel
Ouergui, I, Houcine, N, Marzouki, H, Davis, P, Franchini, E, Gmada, N, and Bouhlel, E. Physiological responses and time-motion analysis of small combat games in kickboxing: impact of ring size and number of within-round sparring partners. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1840-1846, 2017-The study aimed to investigate the physiological responses and time-structure of small combat games (SCGs) in kickboxing according to ring sizes and number of sparring partners. Twenty athletes from regional (n = 13) and national levels (n = 7) participated in the study (mean ± SD, age: 20...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639533/comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-among-remifentanil-nicardipine-and-remifentanil-plus-nicardipine-continuous-infusion-for-hypotensive-anesthesia-during-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Joon Yub Kim, Seong Hun Song, Jae Ho Cho, Hyung Rae Cho
PURPOSE: Hypotensive anesthesia is crucial during arthroscopic shoulder surgery to reduce bleeding and allow for clear visibility. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of continuous infusion of remifentanil, nicardipine, and remifentanil plus nicardipine to control hypotensive anesthesia in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. METHODS: For this study, we enrolled 45 consecutive patients who were scheduled to have arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery and randomly allocated them into remifentanil (group R, n = 15), nicardipine (group N, n = 15), and remifentanil plus nicardipine (group RN, n = 15) groups...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639400/motion-estimation-for-cardiac-functional-analysis-using-two-x-ray-computed-tomography-scans
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George S K Fung, Luisa Ciuffo, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Katsuyuki Taguchi
PURPOSE: This work concerns computed tomography (CT)-based cardiac functional analysis (CFA) with a reduced radiation dose. As CT-CFA requires images over the entire heartbeat, the scans are often performed at 10-20% of the tube current settings that are typically used for coronary CT angiography. A large image noise then degrades the accuracy of motion estimation. Moreover, even if the scan was performed during the sinus rhythm, the cardiac motion observed in CT images may not be cyclic with patients with atrial fibrillation...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637780/sex-based-differences-in-the-performance-of-the-heart-score-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-chest-pain
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Ingrid E M Bank, Vince C de Hoog, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Gerard Pasterkamp, Pieter A Doevendans, Hester M den Ruijter, Geertje Dalmeijer, Thierry X Wildbergh, Arend Mosterd, Leo Timmers
BACKGROUND: Sex-based differences in clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and outcomes of patients with acute chest pain are increasingly being recognized, but are not implemented in guidelines and clinical prediction tools. We evaluated the performance of the HEART score in women versus men, because sex-based differences may exist among the algorithm's components: history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and admission troponin level. METHODS AND RESULTS: The HEART score was retrospectively assessed in 831 women and 1084 men presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain, assigning patients to the low-, intermediate-, or high-risk category for the occurrence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 6 weeks...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637777/the-american-heart-association-ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-among-blacks-the-jackson-heart-study
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Valery S Effoe, Mercedes R Carnethon, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Haiying Chen, Joshua J Joseph, Arnita F Norwood, Alain G Bertoni
BACKGROUND: The concept of ideal cardiovascular health (CVH), defined by the American Heart Association primarily for coronary heart disease and stroke prevention, may apply to diabetes mellitus prevention among blacks. METHODS AND RESULTS: Our sample included 2668 adults in the Jackson Heart Study with complete baseline data on 6 of 7 American Heart Association CVH metrics (body mass index, healthy diet, smoking, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and physical activity)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637497/influence-of-low-flow-time-on-survival-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-ecpr
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Tobias Wengenmayer, Stephan Rombach, Florian Ramshorn, Paul Biever, Christoph Bode, Daniel Duerschmied, Dawid L Staudacher
BACKGROUND: Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support under extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) is the last option and may be offered to selected patients. Several factors predict outcome in these patients, including initial heart rhythm, comorbidities, and bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We evaluated outcomes of all VA-ECMO patients treated within the last 5 years at our center in respect to low-flow duration during CPR. METHODS: We report retrospective registry data on all patients with eCPR treated at a university hospital between October 2010 and May 2016...
June 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636620/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-after-atrial-fibrillation-diagnosis-a-national-sample-cohort
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Mi Kyoung Son, Nam-Kyoo Lim, Hyung Woo Kim, Hyun-Young Park
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke and associated with a 5-fold higher risk of stroke. In this retrospective cohort study, the incidence of and risk factors for ischemic stroke in patients with AF were identified. All patients (≥30 years old) without previous stroke who were diagnosed with AF in 2007-2013 were selected from the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort. To identify factors that influenced ischemic stroke risk, Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was conducted...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634863/high-tech-acupuncture-for-prevention-of-lifestyle-diseases-a-sino-austrian-cooperation-research-protocol-on-heart-rate-variability
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Feng-Xia Liang, Ze-Bin Chen, Song Wu, Jian-Min Liu, Jing-Zhi Wang, Ji-Dong Lu, Lu-Shan Wang, Li Chen, Qing Shu, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Hua Wang, Gerhard Litscher
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture can not only be used for well-known diseases, but also for so-called modern lifestyle-related diseases. Using innovative methods like e.g. new analyses of heart rate variability (HRV), it is also possible to investigate diseases like burnout syndrome, ie., qi defificiency in Chinese medicine (CM). OBJECTIVE: The main object of this research protocol is to perform research on the relationship of burnout syndrome and heart rate (HR) and HRV...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633223/primary-pulmonary-vein-stenosis-outcomes-risk-factors-and-severity-score-in-a-multicentric-study
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David Kalfa, Emre Belli, Emile Bacha, Virginie Lambert, Duccio di Carlo, Martin Kostolny, Jukka Salminen, Matej Nosal, Alain Poncelet, Jurgen Horer, Hakan Berggren, Illya Yemets, Mark Hazekamp, Bohdan Maruszewski, George Sarris, Marco Pozzi, Tjark Ebels, François Lacour-Gayet
BACKGROUND: Primary pulmonary vein stenosis (PPVS) still carries a poor prognosis, and prognostic factors remain controversial. The aim of this study was to determine outcomes and prognostic factors after PPVS repair in the current era. METHODS: Thirty patients with PPVS and a normal pulmonary vein (PV) connection operated on in 10 European/North American centers (2000-2012) were included retrospectively. A specific PVS severity score was developed based on the assessment of each PV...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632593/functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-growth-sparing-management-of-early-onset-scoliosis
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Charles E Johnston, Dong-Phuong Tran, Anna McClung
BACKGROUND: In this study, we sought to evaluate radiographic, functional, and quality-of-life outcomes of patients who have completed growth-sparing management of early-onset scoliosis. METHODS: This prospective study involved patients with early-onset scoliosis who underwent growth-sparing treatment and either "final" fusion or observation for ≥2 years since the last lengthening procedure. Demographics, radiographic parameters, pulmonary function test (PFT) values, and scores of patient-reported assessments (Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire [EOSQ] and Scoliosis Research Society [SRS]-30) were obtained...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631509/comparison-of-quince-with-vitamin-b6-for-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Effat Jafari-Dehkordi, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Jaleh Aliasl, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Omid Sadeghpour, Farnaz Sohrabvand, Bagher Minaei, Roshanak Ghods
This trial was performed to compare quince (Cydonia oblonga) fruit with vitamin B6 on 76 pregnant women with a gestational age of 6-14 weeks and mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting (NVP) (40 in the quince and 36 in the B6 group). The 'Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis' (PUQE-24) scale was used to examine the severity of NVP. The quince syrup (1 tablespoon/TDS) or vitamin B6 tablets (20 mg/TDS) were used as intervention for 1 week. The mean (±SD) age was 27.5 (±5.2) years. The score of the PUQE was decreased from 9...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631088/etiologies-diagnostic-work-up-and-outcomes-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-with-no-common-risk-factor-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Nicolas de Prost, Tài Pham, Guillaume Carteaux, Armand Mekontso Dessap, Christian Brun-Buisson, Eddy Fan, Giacomo Bellani, John Laffey, Alain Mercat, Laurent Brochard, Bernard Maître
BACKGROUND: Patients meeting the Berlin definition for the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) might lack exposure to one or more "common" risk factors and exhibit different clinical phenotype and outcomes. We aimed to compare the clinical presentation and outcome of ARDS patients with or without risk factors, the impact on hospital mortality, and to assess the diagnostic work-up performed. The current study is an ancillary analysis of an international, multicenter, prospective cohort study (the Large Observational Study to Understand the Global Impact of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure, LUNG SAFE)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629561/multi-contrast-and-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-aortic-wall-using-3t-mri
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Thomas Wehrum, Iulius Dragonu, Christoph Strecker, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Harloff
OBJECTIVES: To develop a 3D-multi-contrast MRI protocol allowing for high resolution imaging of the wall and of atheroma in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: Eleven healthy volunteers and eleven acute stroke patients with aortic plaques detected by TEE underwent MRI at 3T. The MRI-protocol consisted of a T1w-bright-blood, a T2w- and a PDw-black-blood sequence (spatial resolution=1.15mm(3)). Image quality was assessed by two blinded investigators using a 3-point score and intra- and inter-rater agreement was tested...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628920/predictive-effects-of-circulating-mir-221-mir-130a-and-mir-155-for-coronary-heart-disease-a-multi-ethnic-study-in-china
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Qiao-Wei Jia, Zhao-Hong Chen, Xiao-Qing Ding, Jie-Yin Liu, Peng-Cheng Ge, Feng-Hui An, Li-Hua Li, Lian-Sheng Wang, Wen-Zhu Ma, Zhi-Jian Yang, En-Zhi Jia
BACKGROUND: Differences in microRNA (miRNA) profiles between patients with and without coronary heart disease (CHD)have not been fully determined. The purpose of the study was to evaluate in a multi-ethnic population in China the predictive value of miRNAs previously suggested to have a role in CHD. SUBJECT AND METHOD: 932 participants were included, and plasma samples obtained. A quantitative reverse-transcription PCR(RT-qPCR) assay was conducted to confirm the concentration of plasma miRNAs...
June 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628137/-antagonistic-effect-of-quercetin-on-pm2-5-toxicity-in-the-rat-s-embryonic-development-in-vitro
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A Q Fan, J Q Feng, W Liu, M J Zhang, T Liu, Y L Zhou, Y J Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the antagonistic effect of quercetin on fine particulate matter (PM2.5)-induced embryonic developmental toxicity in vitro. METHODS: PM2.5 was collected on glass fiber filters by PM2.5 samplers during the heating period of Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 in an area of Haidian District, Beijing City. The sampled filters were cut into 1 cm×3 cm pieces followed by sonication. The PM2.5 suspension was filtered into a 10 cm glass dish through 8 layers of sterile carbasus and stored at -80 °C until freeze drying...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627346/-study-on-rac1-mapk-erk-pathway-mediated-mechanism-and-role-in-rats-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Guanghua Tao, Linghui Pan, Ren Jing, Fei Lin, Huijun Dai, Wanyun Ge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1/mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Rac1/MAPK/ERK) signal pathway in rats with ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) and its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into spontaneous respiration group, normal tidal volume (VT) group and high VT group with 10 rats in each group. The rats in spontaneous respiration group were kept their spontaneous breathing...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625382/impact-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-and-oxygen-on-health-status-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-heart-biomarker-evaluation-in-apnea-treatment-heartbeat-analysis
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Eldrin F Lewis, Rui Wang, Naresh Punjabi, Daniel J Gottlieb, Stuart F Quan, Deepak L Bhatt, Sanjay R Patel, Reena Mehra, Roger S Blumenthal, Jia Weng, Michael Rueschman, Susan Redline
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL). Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has variable impacts on HRQL, and this may be influenced by patient's tolerance of therapy. The objective is to determine the impact of nocturnal supplemental oxygen (NSO) and CPAP on HRQL compared with healthy lifestyle education (HLSE) in individuals with OSA. METHODS: Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) or at least 3 major CHD risk factors with apnea-hypopnea index of 15 to 50 events/h were randomized to CPAP, NSO, or HLSE...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
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