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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077189/cardiac-haemangioma-associated-with-a-duct-dependent-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-newborn-infant
#1
Stefan A Djordjevic, Sofija Glumac, Jasna Kalanj
Cardiac haemangiomas are exceedingly rare; however, they can cause significant haemodynamic impairment and disturbances in heart rhythm. Rarely, cardiac tumours may also coexist with congenital heart lesions. We present an extremely unusual case of a cardiac haemangioma in the setting of complex transposition of the great arteries that caused functional tricuspid atresia. To our knowledge, this is the first such case described in the literature.
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077182/functional-tricuspid-stenosis-a-rare-presentation-of-suspected-rhabdomyoma-as-congenital-cyanotic-heart-disease
#2
Anishkumar Nair, Gopalan Nair Rajesh, Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev
Cardiac tumours in newborns are often asymptomatic and can be sporadically detected on routine screening unless they result in intractable arrhythmias or haemodynamically significant obstructions causing heart failure. Their presentation as a cause of congenital cyanosis is never anticipated. We report a rare case of a newborn presenting with congenital cyanosis consequent to suspected cardiac rhabdomyoma causing tricuspid inflow obstruction. Our experience with this patient with two large cardiac masses illustrates the significance of its inclusion in the differential diagnosis of perinatal cyanosis, as early detection and surgical management might be the only lifesaving options, if performed well in time...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065908/ticagrelor-but-not-clopidogrel-active-metabolite-displays-antithrombotic-properties-in-the-left-atrial-endocardium
#3
Martin F Reiner, Alexander Breitenstein, Erik W Holy, Martina Glanzmann, Heidi Amstalden, Simon F Stämpfli, Nicole R Bonetti, Volkmar Falk, Stephan Keller, Gianluigi Savarese, Stefano Benussi, Francesco Maisano, Thomas F Lüscher, Jürg H Beer, Jan Steffel, Giovanni G Camici
AIMS: Oral anticoagulation is considered standard therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Endocardial activation triggers expression of pro-thrombotic mediators including tissue factor (TF) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), and contributes to thrombus formation in the left atrial appendage (LAA) of AF patients. Recently, pleiotropic effects of specific P2Y12 receptor antagonists were demonstrated; however, whether these drugs possess antithrombotic effects on LAA endocardial cells currently remains unknown...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059036/reduction-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-nanocarriers-a-review
#4
Michaela Fojtu, Jaromir Gumulec, Tibor Stracina, Martina Raudenska, Anna Skotakova, Marketa Vaculovicova, Vojtech Adam, Petr Babula, Marie Novakova, Michal Masarik
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline antibiotic doxorubicin (DOX) is a very potent and extensively prescribed chemotherapeutic drug. It is widely utilized in the therapy of variety of haematological and solid tumours, although its administration is commonly accompanied with several severe side effects. The most serious one is a development of dose-dependent and cumulative cardiotoxicity. In the course of time, many strategies have been investigated in order to avoid or at least to diminish DOX-induced cardiac dysfunction; these include reduction of toxic effect by co-administration with iron chelators (dexrazoxane), trastuzumab, taxanes, statins, and ACE-inhibitors...
January 5, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056871/lung-adenocarcinoma-expressing-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-with-primary-systemic-al-amyloidosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Shouichi Okamoto, Shinsaku Togo, Ichiro Nagata, Kazue Shimizu, Yoshika Koinuma, Yukiko Namba, Jun Ito, Toshimasa Uekusa, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE), a receptor for amyloids, is constitutively expressed in lungs and generally observed to be downregulated in lung cancer tissues. However, increasing levels of RAGE or serum amyloids is associated with poor outcome in lung cancer patients. We report a rare case of primary systemic amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis in biopsy-proven multiple organs with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that displayed strong staining for RAGE in the tumour tissue...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050148/a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-role-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-colorectal-cancer-disease-survival
#6
C Graham, C Orr, C S Bricks, W M Hopman, N Hammad, R Ramjeesingh
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (ppis) are a commonly used medication. A limited number of studies have identified a weak-to-moderate association between ppi use and colorectal cancer (crc) risk, but none to date have identified an effect of ppi use on crc survival. We therefore postulated that an association between ppi use and crc survival might potentially exist. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 1304 crc patients diagnosed from January 2005 to December 2011 and treated at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario...
December 2016: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036114/does-statins-promote-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#7
Zhimin Chen, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Paolo Parini, Eva Hurt-Camejo, Jonaz Ripsweden, Torkel B Brismar, Peter Barany, Armand Jaminon, Leon J Schurgers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
BACKGROUND: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary artery calcification (CAC) and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins do not improve survival in ESRD patients and their effect on vascular calcification is unclear. We explored associations between CAC, inflammatory biomarkers, statins and mortality in ESRD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 240 ESRD patients (63% males; median age 56 years) from cohorts including 86 recipients of living donor kidney transplant (LD-Rtx), 96 incident dialysis patients and 58 prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients, associations of CAC score (Agatston Units, AUs), interleukin-6 (IL-6) with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), use of statins and all-cause mortality were analysed...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013349/pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-novel-investigational-agent-cantrixil-trx-e-002-1
#8
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Muhammad Wasif Saif, Andrew Heaton, Kimberley Lilischkis, James Garner, David M Brown
PURPOSE: Recurrent, chemo-resistant ovarian cancer is thought to be due to a subgroup of slow-growing, drug-resistant cancer cells with stem-like properties and a high capacity for tumour repair. Cantrixil targets this sub-population of cells and is being developed as an intraperitoneal therapy to be used as first-line therapy in combination with carboplatin for epithelial ovarian cancer. The studies presented here justify further development. METHODS: A GLP dog CV study using a 4 × 4 Latin Square Crossover study was conducted using telemetric ECG recordings from dogs post IP administration to assess for cardiac abnormalities...
December 24, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013046/loss-of-tradd-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-through-regulating-tak1-p38-mapk-signalling-in-mice
#9
Lianpin Wu, Zhiyong Cao, Liqin Mei, Ling Ji, Qike Jin, Jingjing Zeng, Jiafeng Lin, Maoping Chu, Lei Li, Xiangjun Yang
We investigated the role of tumour necrosis factor receptor (TNFR)-associated death domain (TRADD) on pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and the underlying molecular mechanisms by using a TRADD deficiency mice model. 6-8 weeks wild-type and TRADD knockout mice were performed to transverse aorta constriction (TAC) or sham operation (6-8 mice for each group). 14 days after TAC, cardiac function was measured by echocardiography, as well as by pathological and molecular analyses of heart samples. The expressions of cardiac hypertrophic and fibrotic markers were detected by qPCR...
December 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007907/h255y-and-k508r-missense-mutations-in-tumour-suppressor-folliculin-flcn-promote-kidney-cell-proliferation
#10
Hisashi Hasumi, Yukiko Hasumi, Masaya Baba, Hafumi Nishi, Mitsuko Furuya, Cathy D Vocke, Martin Lang, Nobuko Irie, Chiharu Esumi, Maria J Merino, Takashi Kawahara, Yasuhiro Isono, Kazuhide Makiyama, Andrew C Warner, Diana C Haines, Ming-Hui Wei, Berton Zbar, Herbert Hagenau, Lionel Feigenbaum, Keiichi Kondo, Noboru Nakaigawa, Masahiro Yao, Adam R Metwalli, W Marston Linehan, Laura S Schmidt
Germline H255Y and K508R missense mutations in the folliculin (FLCN) gene have been identified in patients with bilateral multifocal (BMF) kidney tumours and clinical manifestations of Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome, or with BMF kidney tumours as the only manifestation; however, their impact on FLCN function remains to be determined. In order to determine if FLCN H255Y and K508R missense mutations promote aberrant kidney cell proliferation leading to pathogenicity, we generated mouse models expressing these mutants using BAC recombineering technology and investigated their ability to rescue the multi-cystic phenotype of Flcn-deficient mouse kidneys...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973353/impact-of-physiological-noise-correction-on-detecting-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-contrast-in-the-breast
#11
Tess E Wallace, Roido Manavaki, Martin J Graves, Andrew J Patterson, Fiona J Gilbert
Physiological fluctuations are expected to be a dominant source of noise in blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) experiments to assess tumour oxygenation and angiogenesis. This work investigates the impact of various physiological noise regressors: retrospective image correction (RETROICOR), heart rate (HR) and respiratory volume per unit time (RVT), on signal variance and the detection of BOLD contrast in the breast in response to a modulated respiratory stimulus. BOLD MRI was performed at 3 T in ten volunteers at rest and during cycles of oxygen and carbogen gas breathing...
January 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942694/atrial-myxoma-a-rare-cause-of-hemiplegia-in-children
#12
Uchenna Onubogu, Boma West, Boma Orupabo-Oyan
BACKGROUND: Atrial myxoma is an uncommon cause of hemiplegia in children. However hemiplegia is the commonest manifestation of atrial myxoma in the paediatric age group. CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old girl presented with left hemiplegia and palpitations. Three months later she had a deepvein thrombosis of the right common iliac vein. MRI of the brain showed a subacute right thalamic infarct, and an ECG showed left atrial and left ventricular hypertrophy. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left atrial myxoma impinging on the mitral valve...
December 12, 2016: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910284/resting-heart-rate-is-an-independent-predictor-of-death-in-patients-with-colorectal-pancreatic-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-results-of-a-prospective-cardiovascular-long-term-study
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Markus S Anker, Nicole Ebner, Bert Hildebrandt, Jochen Springer, Marianne Sinn, Hanno Riess, Stefan D Anker, Ulf Landmesser, Wilhelm Haverkamp, Stephan von Haehling
AIMS: Patients with advanced cancer have been shown to suffer from abnormal cardiac function and impaired exercise capacity that may contribute to their impaired quality of life. As tachycardia is considered as a sign of potential early cardiac damage, we sought to determine whether resting heart rate and other ECG-derived variables have prognostic value. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2005 to 2010, we enrolled 145 patients with histologically confirmed cancer (36 colorectal, 72 pancreatic, and 37 non-small cell lung cancer patients) and 59 healthy controls...
December 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905830/isolated-cardiac-peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report
#14
Chengming Fan, Demiao Kong, Changming Tan, Jinfu Yang
BACKGROUND: Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor isolated in the heart, presenting as a primary cardiac tumor is considered as extremely rare. METHODS: We present a 53-year-old Chinese female with a cardiac tumor which was discovered by CT. RESULTS: A hypo-intense tumorous mass was shown extending from the left ventricle by Cardiac CT, and fused FDG positron emission tomography demonstrated no other abnormal FDG active lesions in the body...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887023/a-case-of-primary-intracardiac-yolk-sac-tumour-with-extracardiac-extension
#15
Moosa Kunhi, Sachin Sanagar, N Jagadeesh, Vadanattathil P Gangadharan, Anand Kumar, Pushpa Mahadevan
Primary cardiac tumour is a rare entity as secondaries in the heart are more common. A 2-year-old child was having repeated respiratory tract infection with poor oral intake and poor activity for 3 months. His symptoms progressed from New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II to IV. On evaluation he had an intracardiac mass with extracardiac extension. Emergency tumour excision under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest was performed with provisional diagnosis of sarcoma. But Serum markers, histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry confirmed diagnosis of yolk sac tumour...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879304/aortic-valve-fibroelastoma-a-rare-cause-of-stroke
#16
Vivek Kumar, Parita Soni, Arsalan Hashmi, Manfred Moskovits
The prevalence of primary cardiac tumours varies from 0.02% to 0.45%. Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (CPF) is a rare tumour diagnosed incidentally on imaging. The clinical manifestations result from thromboembolisation and include transient ischaemic attack, stroke and sudden cardiac death. We present a patient aged 57 years with CPF arising from the aortic valve. The patient presented with right hemiparesis due to acute stroke. He received tissue plasminogen activator with complete resolution of neurological symptoms...
November 22, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873766/incidental-finding-of-giant-pericardial-lipoma
#17
Handi Salim, Dhakshinamurthy Vijay Anand, Richard Watkin, Luke Tapp
We describe a patient with an incidental finding of a large mass adjacent to the heart detected on a screening CT scan. The differential diagnosis included primary and secondary tumours of the heart. Subsequent investigation with trans-thoracic echocardiogram and cardiac MRI confirmed a diagnosis of a giant pericardial lipoma, one of the common benign primary cardiac tumours.
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864249/positive-predictive-value-of-cardiovascular-diagnoses-in-the-danish-national-patient-registry-a-validation-study
#18
Jens Sundbøll, Kasper Adelborg, Troels Munch, Trine Frøslev, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: The majority of cardiovascular diagnoses in the Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR) remain to be validated despite extensive use in epidemiological research. We therefore examined the positive predictive value (PPV) of cardiovascular diagnoses in the DNPR. DESIGN: Population-based validation study. SETTING: 1 university hospital and 2 regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region, 2010-2012. PARTICIPANTS: For each cardiovascular diagnosis, up to 100 patients from participating hospitals were randomly sampled during the study period using the DNPR...
November 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837029/digitalis-like-compounds-facilitate-non-medullary-thyroid-cancer-redifferentiation-through-intracellular-ca2-fos-and-autophagy-dependent-pathways
#19
Marika H Tesselaar, Thomas Crezee, Herman G Swarts, Danny Gerrits, Otto C Boerman, Jan B Koenderink, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Mihai G Netea, Johannes W A Smit, Romana T Netea-Maier, Theo S Plantinga
Up to 20%-30% of patients with metastatic non-medullary thyroid cancer have persistent or recurrent disease resulting from tumor dedifferentiation. Tumor redifferentiation to restore sensitivity to radioactive iodide (RAI) therapy is considered a promising strategy to overcome RAI resistance. Autophagy has emerged as an important mechanism in cancer dedifferentiation. Here, we demonstrate the therapeutic potential of autophagy activators for redifferentiation of thyroid cancer cell lines. Five autophagy-activating compounds, all known as digitalis-like compounds, restored hNIS expression and iodide uptake in thyroid cancer cell lines...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821538/cardiac-mortality-among-200%C3%A2-000-five-year-survivors-of-cancer-diagnosed-at-15-to-39-years-of-age-the-teenage-and-young-adult-cancer-survivor-study
#20
Katherine E Henson, Raoul C Reulen, David L Winter, Chloe J Bright, Miranda M Fidler, Clare Frobisher, Joyeeta Guha, Kwok F Wong, Julie Kelly, Angela B Edgar, Martin G McCabe, Jeremy Whelan, David J Cutter, Sarah C Darby, Mike M Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Survivors of teenage and young adult cancer are acknowledged as understudied. Little is known about their long-term adverse health risks, particularly of cardiac disease that is increased in other cancer populations where cardiotoxic treatments have been used. METHODS: The Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Study cohort comprises 200 945 5-year survivors of cancer diagnosed at 15 to 39 years of age in England and Wales from 1971 to 2006, and followed to 2014...
November 15, 2016: Circulation
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