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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525506/haptoglobin-administration-in-cardiovascular-surgery-patients-its-association-with-the-risk-of-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury
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Kenta Kubota, Moritoki Egi, Satoshi Mizobuchi
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) often occurs after cardiac surgery. During cardiac surgery, plasma free hemoglobin (fHb) would increase due to hemolysis. Since plasma fHb is thought to be nephrotoxic, haptoglobin, which is an fHb scavenger, may have the potential to prevent postoperative AKI (pAKI). However, there have been few studies in which the association of intraoperative administration of haptoglobin with the incidence of AKI after cardiac surgery was assessed. METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational study to assess the independent association of intraoperative administration of haptoglobin with the incidence pAKI in cardiac surgery patients...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524032/-preoperative-risk-factors-analysis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-crisis-during-perioperative-period-for-caesarean-section-of-woman-with-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Chunlei Zhang, Yaguang Liu, Enming Qing, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To analyze preoperative risk factors of perioperative pulmonary hypertension crisis (PHC) for pregnant woman with severe pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH), and approach its clinical value. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The clinical data from 152 pregnant women with severe PAH underwent cesarean delivery admitted to Beijing Anzhen Hospital from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2016 was collected. The patients were divided into two groups according to with perioperative PHC or not...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521195/diabetes-and-impaired-glucose-metabolism-is-associated-with-more-cold-related-cardiorespiratory-symptoms
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Tiina Maria Ikäheimo, Jari Jokelainen, Juhani Hassi, Liisa Hiltunen, Sirkka Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi, Tiina Laatikainen, Pekka Jousilahti, Markku Peltonen, Leena Moilanen, Juha Saltevo, Simo Näyhä
AIMS: Diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism cause metabolic, neural and circulatory disturbances that may predispose to adverse cooling and related symptoms during the cold season. This study assessed the prevalence of cold-related cardiorespiratory symptoms in the general population according to glycaemic status. METHODS: The study population consisted of 2436 men and 2708 women aged 45-74years who participated in the National FINRISK cold sub-studies in 2002 and 2007...
May 4, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516823/predictors-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-children-with-chronic-heart-disease
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Mandy Niemitz, Diana C M Gunst, Hedwig H Hövels-Gürich, Michael Hofbeck, Renate Kaulitz, Christoph Galm, Felix Berger, Nicole Nagdyman, Brigitte Stiller, Thomas Borth-Bruhns, Ines Konzag, Christian Balmer, Lutz Goldbeck
OBJECTIVE: Chronic paediatric heart disease is often associated with residual symptoms, persisting functional restrictions, and late sequelae for psychosocial development. It is, therefore, increasingly important to evaluate the health-related quality of life of children and adolescents with chronic heart disease. The aim of this study was to determine medical and socio-demographic variables affecting health-related quality of life in school-aged children and adolescents with chronic heart disease...
May 18, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516189/improving-the-rigour-of-vacterl-screening-for-neonates-with-anorectal-malformations
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Richard John England, Bala Eradi, Govind V Murthi, Jonathan Sutcliffe
PURPOSE: Screening investigations for the vertebral, anorectal, cardiac, tracheo-oesophageal, renal and limb (VACTERL) association form an important part of the management of neonates with anorectal malformations (ARMs). We developed a proforma to define investigations and indications for referral. The aim of the current study was to determine if the proforma could improve screening rigour. METHODS: Four centres performed a 3-year retrospective audit of neonates with ARM...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515743/acute-phase-proteins-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-comparison-of-cardioplegia-strategy
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Dariusz Plicner, Jarosław Stoliński, Anna Rzucidło-Hymczak, Bogusław Kapelak, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Several strategies are still being introduced to cardiac surgery techniques to reduce the signs of the inflammatory response and oxidative stress. Many efforts have been made to develop the best possible method for myocardial protection. AIM: To assess the effect of the cardioplegia strategy on the systemic inflammatory response and oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 238 consecutive, elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft patients (CABG; 183 men, aged 64...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514938/characterization-and-standardization-of-cultured-cardiac-fibroblasts-for-ex-vivo-models-of-heart-fibrosis-and-heart-ischemia
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Yue Zhou, Arthur Mark Richards, Peipei Wang
A full understanding of cardiac fibroblast (cFB) biology is essential to study the adverse cardiac remodeling and recovery of myocardium infarction. However, compared to cardiac myocytes, cFB are less well-characterized. Important questions including the variability introduced by cell age (neonatal vs. adult), culture conditions (passage, plate coating and culture medium), and responses to stimuli (e.g. hypoxia and drug treatments) have not been well addressed and standardization of techniques is lacking. This variability invites inconsistency and the confounding of study conclusions...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512598/phytochemical-screening-and-study-of-antioxidant-antimicrobial-antidiabetic-anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-activities-of-extracts-from-stem-wood-of-pterocarpus-marsupium-roxburgh
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Dipak Raj Pant, Narayan Dutt Pant, Dil Bahadur Saru, Uday Narayan Yadav, Dharma Prasad Khanal
AIMS: The main aims of the study were to evaluate the phytochemical constituents and to study the antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activities of extracts from stem wood of Pterocarpus marsupium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanol, acetone and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) (1:1) extracts of stem wood of P. marsupium were subjected to phytochemical screening and analysis of biological activities from August 2015 to January 2016. The antioxidant assay was carried out using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl scavenging method, antimicrobial activity testing by cup diffusion method, antidiabetic test evaluation by oral glucose tolerance test in mice, anti-inflammatory effect was evaluated by hind paw edema method in mice and analgesic test evaluation by a chemical writhing method in mice...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512124/use-of-propranolol-in-a-remote-region-of-rural-guatemala-to-treat-a-large-facial-infantile-haemangioma
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Vera Goldberg, Boris Martinez, Katia Cnop, Peter Rohloff
We present a female infant with a right-sided facial and neck haemangioma, from a remote, resource-poor community in rural Guatemala. She received first-line treatment, propranolol, with marked reduction in tumour size and erythema. Treatment was stopped after 35 weeks due to recurrent diarrhoea and sustained weight loss. Propranolol can be used to safely treat infants with haemangiomas in remote, rural communities if there is adequate follow-up, education and communication. Periocular haemangiomas should be treated promptly to avoid visual impairment...
May 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511984/comparison-of-three-cognitive-exams-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Allison C Koller, Jon C Rittenberger, Melissa J Repine, Patrick W Morgan, Jeffrey Kristan, Clifton W Callaway
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits may detract from quality of life after cardiac arrest. Their pattern and prevalence are not well documented. We used the Computer Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (CAMCI), the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and the 41 Cent Test (41CT) to assess cognitive impairment in cardiac arrest survivors and examine the exams' diagnostic accuracy. We hypothesized that the scores of these exams would indicate the presence of cognitive impairment in arrest survivors, that the overall scores on the three study assessments would correlate with one another, and that the 41CT, MOCA, and executive function element of the CAMCI would vary independently from other non-executive CAMCI components, reflecting executive function impairment after cardiac arrest...
May 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511860/first-trimester-fetal-echocardiography-identification-of-cardiac-structures-for-screening-from-6-to-13%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age
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Darren Hutchinson, Angela McBrien, Lisa Howley, Yuka Yamamoto, Priya Sekar, Tarek Motan, Venu Jain, Winnie Savard, Lisa K Hornberger
BACKGROUND: Early fetal echocardiography (FE), performed at 12 to 16 weeks' gestational age (GA), can be used to screen for fetal heart disease akin to that routinely performed in the second trimester. The efficacy of FE at earlier GAs has not been as well explored, particularly with recent advances in ultrasound technology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of early FE in assessing fetal heart structure, and the added benefit of color Doppler (CD), from as early as 6 weeks through to 13(+6) weeks' GA...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509913/optimization-of-a-polydopamine-pd-based-coating-method-and-polydimethylsiloxane-pdms-substrates-for-improved-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-esc-pluripotency-maintenance-and-cardiac-differentiation
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Jiayin Fu, Yon Jin Chuah, Wee Tong Ang, Nan Zheng, Dong-An Wang
Myocardiocyte derived from pluripotent stem cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs), is a promising cell source for cardiac tissue engineering. Combined with microfluidic technologies, a heart-on-a-chip is very likely to be developed and function as a platform for high throughput drug screening. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) silicone elastomer is a widely-used biomaterial for the investigation of cell-substrate interactions and biochip fabrication. However, the intrinsic PDMS surface hydrophobicity inhibits cell adhesion on the PDMS surface, and PDMS surface modification is required for effective cell adhesion...
May 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509783/the-evaluation-of-adolescent-chest-pain-a-screening-ecg-or-psc-17
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Patricia E Acra, María T Pérez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review offers an update on entities presenting as chest pain in the adolescent population. It discusses recently proposed tools and shared mental models used in primary and urgent care settings to evaluate chest pain, and their focus on identifying life-threatening processes. We consider whether the current practice may be improved by accounting for the increasingly recognized non-life-threatening causes of adolescent chest pain. RECENT FINDINGS: The present experiences and behaviors of adolescents have added new causes of chest pain to the work-up of this disquieting chief complaint...
May 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508439/conventional-and-right-sided-screening-for-subcutaneous-icd-in-a-population-with-congenital-heart-disease-at-high-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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Pau Alonso, Joaquín Osca, Joaquín Rueda, Oscar Cano, Pedro Pimenta, Ana Andres, María José Sancho, Luis Martinez
BACKGROUND: Information regarding suitability for subcutaneous defibrillator (sICD) implantation in tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) and systemic right ventricle is scarce and needs to be further explored. The main objective of our study was to determine the proportion of patients with ToF and systemic right ventricle eligible for sICD with both, standard and right-sided screening methods. Secondary objectives were: (i) to study sICD eligibility specifically in patients at high risk of sudden cardiac death, (ii) to identify independent predictors for sICD eligibility, and (iii) to compare the proportion of eligible patients in a nonselected ICD population...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506913/predicting-determinants-of-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-for-therapy-elucidation-in-patients-at-risk-for-thromboembolic-events-predate-af-study
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Javed M Nasir, William Pomeroy, Adam Marler, Matthew Hann, Tina Baykaner, Ronald Jones, Richard Stoll, Katherine Hursey, Angela Meadows, Jennifer Walker, Steve Kindsvater
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac rhythm disorder. There is considerable interest in screening for AF, as it is a leading cause of stroke, and oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. Improved screening for AF with subsequent treatment may help improve long-term outcomes, but the optimal patient population and screening intensity are unknown. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we prospectively evaluated the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for the prediction of new-onset AF using insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) and examined whether this screening led to the initiation of OAC therapy...
May 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506387/effects-of-atorvastatin-treatment-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-alevent-clinical-trial
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Cho-Kai Wu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Jiun-Yang Chiang, Ting-Tse Lin, Yi-Fan Wu, Chih-Kang Chiang, Tze-Wah Kao, Kuan-Yu Hung, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is common among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Increased levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, predict the development of LVDD. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that PD patients with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels might benefit from statin treatment for LVDD and designed a randomized clinical trial to prove the hypothesis. METHODS: We screened 213 PD patients and randomly assigned 32 men and women with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <130 mg/dL, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels of ≥1...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505706/the-three-vessels-and-trachea-view-3vtv-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-an-additional-tool-in-screening-for-congenital-heart-defects-chd-in-an-unselected-population
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Valentina De Robertis, Georgios Rembouskos, Tiziana Fanelli, Grazia Volpe, Brunella Muto, Paolo Volpe
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of obtaining the 3VTV in an unselected population undergoing first trimester screening for aneuploidy, and to investigate its role in the early detection of CHD. METHODS: Cardiac examination was performed by expert sonographers. Abnormal findings of 3VTV were classified in 3 different subgroups: number, size and spatial relationship of the vessels. RESULTS: We enrolled 6350 consecutive singleton pregnancies and included 5343 cases...
May 15, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505345/cardio-oncology-a-multidisciplinary-approach-for-detection-prevention-and-management-of-cardiac-dysfunction-in-cancer-patients
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Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Cardiac dysfunction that develops during or after completion of cancer therapy is a growing health concern that should be addressed in a multidisciplinary setting. Cardio-oncology is a new discipline that focuses on screening, monitoring and treating cardiovascular disease during and after cancer treatment. A baseline cardiovascular risk assessment is essential. For high-risk patients, a tailored and detailed plan for cardiovascular management throughout treatment and beyond should also be established. Anthracycline and/or trastuzumab-containing chemotherapy and chest-directed radiation therapy are well known cardiotoxic cancer therapies...
May 15, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504326/preoperative-colonization-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-and-its-impact-on-postoperative-infections
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Simona Silvetti, Marco Ranucci, Giuseppe Isgrò, Valentina Villa, Elena Costa
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital heart defects are frequently hospitalized before surgery. This exposes them to a high risk for pathogen colonization. There are limited data on colonization prevalence in the pediatric cardiac population, and limited data concerning its potential role in the risk of developing infections after cardiac surgery. AIM: This study aimed to verify the impact of preoperative colonization on postoperative infections in a population of pediatric cardiac surgery patients coming from Italy and developing countries...
May 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501591/what-you-ask-for-is-what-you-get-a-practical-approach-for-early-cognitive-screening-and-the-potential-for-individualized-support-after-cardiac-arrest
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Gisela Lilja, Erik Blennow Nordström
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May 10, 2017: Resuscitation
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