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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732246/inspiration-from-heart-development-biomimetic-development-of-functional-human-cardiac-organoids
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Dylan J Richards, Robert C Coyle, Yu Tan, Jia Jia, Kerri Wong, Katelynn Toomer, Donald R Menick, Ying Mei
Recent progress in human organoids has provided 3D tissue systems to model human development, diseases, as well as develop cell delivery systems for regenerative therapies. While direct differentiation of human embryoid bodies holds great promise for cardiac organoid production, intramyocardial cell organization during heart development provides biological foundation to fabricate human cardiac organoids with defined cell types. Inspired by the intramyocardial organization events in coronary vasculogenesis, where a diverse, yet defined, mixture of cardiac cell types self-organizes into functional myocardium in the absence of blood flow, we have developed a defined method to produce scaffold-free human cardiac organoids that structurally and functionally resembled the lumenized vascular network in the developing myocardium, supported hiPSC-CM development and possessed fundamental cardiac tissue-level functions...
July 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731559/association-between-anthropometric-measures-of-regional-fat-mass-and-heart-rate-variability-in-obese-women
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Marina Rastović, Biljana Srdić-Galić, Oto Barak, Edita Stokić
AIM: Impaired autonomic function could be the mechanism for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in obesity. Hence, simple anthropometric measures of overall and central obesity could be screening markers for autonomic imbalance. We analysed the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) parameters and obesity indicators. METHODS: Sixty-three obese women underwent blood pressure, lipids and anthropometric measurements, body composition assessment, HOMA (homeostasis model assessment) index calculation and short-term HRV analysis...
February 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729206/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital-a-six-year-study
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Shima Mahmoudi, Masoumeh Mahzari, Maryam Banar, Babak Pourakbari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Mohsen Mohammadi, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are considered as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children all over the world. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) in children admitted to the Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data of the patients with positive blood cultures was collected from March 2011 to September 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728756/circulating-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-levels-and-peripheral-arterial-disease-outcomes
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Ayman Samman Tahhan, Salim S Hayek, Pratik Sandesara, Jamal Hajjari, Muhammad Hammadah, Wesley T O'Neal, Heval M Kelli, Ayman Alkhoder, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Yi-An Ko, Hiroshi Aida, Mohamad Mazen Gafeer, Naser Abdelhadi, Kareem Hosny Mohammed, Keyur Patel, Shipra Arya, Jochen Reiser, Viola Vaccarino, Laurence Sperling, Arshed Quyyumi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Circulating soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a marker of immune activation associated with atherosclerosis. Whether suPAR levels are associated with prevalent peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and its adverse outcomes remains unknown and is the aim of the study. METHODS: SuPAR levels were measured in 5810 patients (mean age 63 years, 63% male, 77% with obstructive coronary artery disease [CAD]) undergoing cardiac catheterization...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728711/cardiac-screening-in-the-noncardiac-surgery-patient
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REVIEW
Waseem Chaudhry, Mylan C Cohen
This article will address common cardiac conditions that require evaluation prior to noncardiac surgery, characterization of urgency and the risk associated with surgical procedures, calculation of preoperative risk assessment, indications for diagnostic testing to quantify cardiac risk, and perioperative strategies to minimize the risk of cardiac complications.
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727807/digoxin-reveals-a-functional-connection-between-hiv-1-integration-preference-and-t-cell-activation
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Alexander Zhyvoloup, Anat Melamed, Ian Anderson, Delphine Planas, Chen-Hsuin Lee, Janos Kriston-Vizi, Robin Ketteler, Andy Merritt, Jean-Pierre Routy, Petronela Ancuta, Charles R M Bangham, Ariberto Fassati
HIV-1 integrates more frequently into transcribed genes, however the biological significance of HIV-1 integration targeting has remained elusive. Using a selective high-throughput chemical screen, we discovered that the cardiac glycoside digoxin inhibits wild-type HIV-1 infection more potently than HIV-1 bearing a single point mutation (N74D) in the capsid protein. We confirmed that digoxin repressed viral gene expression by targeting the cellular Na+/K+ ATPase, but this did not explain its selectivity. Parallel RNAseq and integration mapping in infected cells demonstrated that digoxin inhibited expression of genes involved in T-cell activation and cell metabolism...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
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Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725491/ds16570511-is-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter
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Naohiro Kon, Michiko Murakoshi, Aya Isobe, Katsuji Kagechika, Naoki Miyoshi, Takahiro Nagayama
In cardiac myocytes, regulation of mitochondrial Ca(2+) is important for cellular signaling and cardiac contraction. Ca(2+) entry into the mitochondria is mediated by a highly selective Ca(2+) channel called the mitochondrial calcium uniporter, which consists of a pore-forming subunit MCU and regulatory subunits such as MICU1. Although pharmacological regulation of the mitochondrial Ca(2+) influx is a promising approach to controlling the cellular functions, a cell-permeable and specific inhibitor of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter has not yet been developed...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723764/increased-nuchal-translucency-in-fetuses-with-a-normal-karyotype-diagnosis-and-management-an-observational-study
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Demetra Socolov, Razvan Socolov, Vlad Eusebiu Gorduza, Tudor Butureanu, Ruxandra Stanculescu, Alexandru Carauleanu, Ioana Pavaleanu
The use of nuchal translucency (NT) in 1992 by Nicolaides et al was a major breakthrough in screening for chromosomal aneuploidies at the end of the first trimester. However, pathological conditions other than chromosomal aneuploidies are also associated with increased NT, which can also be detected in normal fetuses. This study sought to evaluate the causes of this ultrasound sign in a group of patients from Iasi, Romania.During the decade-long study period, there were 71 certified cases involving increased NT; the patients in these cases underwent diagnostic amniocentesis and karyotyping...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723748/clinical-characteristics-and-mutation-spectrum-of-gla-in-korean-patients-with-fabry-disease-by-a-nationwide-survey-underdiagnosis-of-late-onset-phenotype
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Jin-Ho Choi, Beom Hee Lee, Sun Hee Heo, Gu-Hwan Kim, Yoo-Mi Kim, Dae-Seong Kim, Jung Min Ko, Young Bae Sohn, Yong Hee Hong, Dong-Hwan Lee, Hoon Kook, Han Hyuk Lim, Kyung Hee Kim, Woo-Shik Kim, Geu-Ru Hong, Su-Hyun Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Chan-Duck Kim, So Mi Kim, Jeong-Sook Seo, Han-Wook Yoo
Fabry disease is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by an α-galactosidase A deficiency. The progressive accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) results in life-threatening complications, including renal, cardiac, and cerebrovascular diseases. This study investigated the phenotypic and molecular spectra of GLA mutations in Korean patients with Fabry disease using a nationwide survey.This study included 94 patients from 46 independent pedigrees: 38 adult males, 46 symptomatic females, and 10 pediatric males...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722077/invasive-haemodynamic-evaluation-of-the-pulmonary-circulation-in-pulmonary-hypertension
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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/28719490/identification-of-hypotensive-emergency-department-patients-with-cardiogenic-etiologies
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Daniel J Henning, Kathleen E Kearney, M Kennedy Hall, Claudius Mahr, Nathan I Shapiro, Graham Nichol
OBJECTIVE: Identify predictors of cardiogenic etiology among Emergency Department (ED) patients with hypotension, and use these predictors to create a clinical tool to discern cardiogenic etiology of hypotension. METHODS: This secondary analysis evaluated a prospective cohort of consecutive patients with hypotension in an urban, academic, tertiary care ED from November 2012 to September 2013. We included adults with hypotension, defined as a new vasopressor requirement, systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 90 mmHg after at least 1L of crystalloid or 2 units packed red blood cells, or SBP < 90 mmHg and fluids withheld due to concern for fluid overload...
July 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718622/graphene-sheet-induced-global-maturation-of-cardiomyocytes-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jiaxian Wang, Chang Cui, Haiyan Nan, Yuanfang Yu, Yini Xiao, Ellen Poon, Gang Yang, Xijie Wang, Chenchen Wang, Lingsong Li, Kenneth Richard Boheler, Xu Ma, Xin Cheng, Zhenhua Ni, Minglong Chen
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) can proliferate infinitely. Their ability to differentiate into cardiomyocytes provides abundant sources for disease modeling, drug screening and regenerative medicine. However, hiPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) display a low degree of maturation and fetal-like properties. Current in vitro differentiation methods do not mimic the structural, mechanical, and physiological properties of the cardiogenesis niche. Recently, we present an efficient cardiac maturation platform that combines hiPSCs monolayer cardiac differentiation with graphene substrate which is a biocompatible and superconductive material...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717008/the-cardiac-z-disc-protein-cefip-regulates-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-by-modulating-calcineurin-signaling
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Franziska Dierck, Christian Kuhn, Claudia Rohr, Susanne Hille, Julia Braune, Samuel Sossalla, Sibylle Molt, Peter F M van der Ven, Dieter O Fürst, Norbert Frey
The z-disc is a structural component at the lateral borders of the sarcomere and is important for mechanical stability and contractility of both cardiac and skeletal muscles. Of note, the sarcomeric z-disc also represents a nodal point in cardiomyocyte function and signaling. Mutations of numerous z-disc proteins are associated with cardiomyopathies and muscle diseases. To identify additional z-disc proteins that might contribute to cardiac disease, we employed an in silico screen for cardiac-enriched cDNAs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715281/admission-for-copd-exacerbation-is-associated-with-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-hypertension-results-from-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study-of-a-veteran-population
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Sarah K Medrek, Amir Sharafkhaneh, Andrew M Spiegelman, Arnav Kak, Lavannya M Pandit
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary hypertension (PH-COPD) have an increased risk of hospitalizations and death compared to COPD alone. Identifying PH in COPD is challenging because performing right heart catheterization, the gold standard for PH diagnosis, is invasive and not routinely performed. Clinical characterization of COPD patients at risk who are progressing toward PH will aid therapeutic development at earlier stages of progressively fatal PH-COPD. We studied the records of 5,45,086 patients in a large Veterans Affairs healthcare network (2000-2012) with a primary discharge diagnosis of COPD based on encounters' ICD-9 codes and further stratified into those who received an additional ICD-9 code for a PH diagnosis...
July 17, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713868/21st-century-cardio-oncology-identifying-cardiac-safety-signals-in-the-era-of-personalized-medicine
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Calvin Chen Sheng, Laleh Amiri-Kordestani, Todd Palmby, Thomas Force, Charles C Hong, Joseph C Wu, Kevin Croce, Geoffrey Kim, Javid Moslehi
Cardiotoxicity is a well-established complication of oncology therapies. Cardiomyopathy resulting from anthracyclines is a classic example. In the past decade, an explosion of novel cancer therapies, often targeted and more specific than traditional therapies, has revolutionized oncology therapy and dramatically changed cancer prognosis. However, some of these therapies have introduced an assortment of cardiovascular (CV) complications. At times, these devastating outcomes have only become apparent after drug approval and have limited the use of potent therapies...
August 2016: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713835/rapid-detection-of-the-mt3243a%C3%A2-%C3%A2-g-mutation-using-urine-sediment-in-elderly-chinese-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Yinan Zhang, Xiujuan Du, Xinqian Geng, Chen Chu, Huijuan Lu, Yixie Shen, Ruihua Chen, Pingyan Fang, Yanmei Feng, Xiaojie Zhang, Yan Chen, Yanping Zhou, Congrong Wang, Weiping Jia
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to identify mt3243A > G mutation carriers in a group of Chinese elderly type 2 diabetic patients by a rapid and noninvasive diagnostic system. METHODS: DNA was extracted from blood, saliva, and urine sediment samples. The mutation screening and quantitation of heteroplasmy were performed by high-resolution melting (HRM) curve and pyrosequencing, respectively. Patients with mt3243A > G mutation underwent a detailed audiometric, ophthalmologic, neurological, and cardiac examination...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712187/utility-of-heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-point-of-care-test-in-the-early-hours-of-stemi-compared-with-troponin-i-in-pakistani-population
#18
Walid Ahmad Abbasi, Muhammad Saleem, Shahid Rasheed, Azhar Mahmood Kiyani
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome remains a dominant cause of high morbidity and mortality despite advancements in treatment This study was conducted to examine the utility of point-of-care test of heart-type fatty-acid binding protein (h-FABP) and compare it with the point-of-care test of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in the first 06 hours of STEMI. METHODS: This cross-sectional, comparative study which was conducted in Rawalpindi institute of cardiology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from January to June 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711314/independent-predictors-of-the-duration-and-overall-burden-of-postoperative-delirium-after-cardiac-surgery-in-adults-an-observational-cohort-study
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Christian Cereghetti, Martin Siegemund, Sabine Schaedelin, Jens Fassl, Manfred D Seeberger, Friedrich S Eckstein, Luzius A Steiner, Nicolai Goettel
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a common complication after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for long duration and overall burden of POD after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: One-year, single-center, retrospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in 2013...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706590/entirely-subcutaneous-defibrillator-and-complex-congenital-heart-disease-data-on-long-term-clinical-follow-up
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Paolo Ferrero, Hussam Ali, Palash Barman, Sara Foresti, Pierpaolo Lupo, Emilia D'Elia, Riccardo Cappato, Alan Graham Stuart
AIM: To describe the long-term follow-up of patients with complex congenital heart disease who underwent subcutaneous implantable cardiac defibrillator (S-ICD), focusing on local complications, appropriate and inappropriate shocks. METHODS: Patients with complex congenital heart disease underwent S-ICD implant in two centers with the conventional technique. Data at follow-up were retrieved from clinical notes and institutional database. RESULTS: Eight patients were implanted in two centres between 2010 and 2016...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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