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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631361/optimal-right-heart-filling-pressure-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-determined-by-strain-echocardiography
#1
Romel Garcia-Montilla, Faryal Imam, Mi Miao, Kathryn Stinson, Akram Khan, Stephen Heitner
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction is common in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). While preload optimization is crucial in its management, dynamic fluid responsiveness indices lack reliability, and there is no consensus on target central venous pressure (CVP). We analyzed the utility of RV free wall longitudinal strain (RVFWS) in the estimation of optimal RV filling pressure in ARDS. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of clinical data and echocardiograms of patients with ARDS was performed...
June 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597767/increased-mortality-from-complications-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#2
Raj Parikh, Benson Varghese, Huma N Khatoon, Julie A Kovach, Clifford J Kavinsky, Rajive Tandon
Aortic stenosis (AS) leads to pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right ventricle (RV) failure. Our goal was to describe mortality related to postoperative complications in PH patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Ninety-three TAVR patients were analyzed (controls, sPAP < 50 mmHg; cases, sPAP ≥ 50 mmHg). Significant findings in cases included increased mortality (365 days), post-TAVR atrioventricular block (AVB) and acute kidney injury (AKI), and increased mean length of stay (LOS)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567481/analysis-of-sucrose-induced-small-rnas-in-streptococcus-mutans-in-the-presence-of-different-sucrose-concentrations
#3
Shan Shan Liu, Wen Hui Zhu, Qing Hui Zhi, Jia Liu, Yan Wang, Huan Cai Lin
Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the major pathogen contributing to dental caries. Sucrose is an important carbohydrate source for S. mutans and is crucial for dental caries. Small RNAs (sRNAs) are key post-transcriptional regulators of stress adaptation and virulence in bacteria. Here, for the first time, we created three replicate RNA libraries exposed to either 1 or 5% sucrose. The expression levels of sRNAs and target genes (gtfB, gtfC, and spaP) related to virulence were assessed. In addition, some phenotypic traits were evaluated...
May 31, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553693/assessment-of-right-ventricular-longitudinal-strain-by-2d-speckle-tracking-imaging-compared-with-rv-function-and-hemodynamics-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Yidan Li, Yidan Wang, Xiangli Meng, Weiwei Zhu, Xiuzhang Lu
The right ventricular longitudinal strain (RVLS) of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and its relationship with RV function parameters measured by echocardiography and hemodynamic parameters measured by right heart catheterization was investigated. According to the WHO functional class (FC), 66 PH patients were divided into FC I/II (group 1) and III/IV (group 2). RV function parameters were measured by echocardiographic examinations. Hemodynamic parameters were obtained by right heart catheterization. Patients in group 2 had higher systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP; P < 0...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545821/surgical-management-of-severe-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation
#5
Yong Zhang, Dongxu Wang, Yu Liu, Dengshun Tao, Yan Jin, Hui Jiang, Zengwei Wang, Huishan Wang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with mitral valve surgery is undisputed in severe ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) treatment, but the controversy is whether mitral valve replacement (MVR) or mitral valvuloplasty (MVP) should be used. METHODS: Data was collected from 130 cases of severe IMR patients who underwent CABG and MVP or MVR from June 2010 to June 2015 to compare the short-term efficacy of CABG with MVP or MVR in the treatment of severe IMR patients...
May 9, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531295/right-ventricular-vascular-coupling-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pre-vs-post-capillary-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
Thomas M Gorter, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Yoran M Hummel, Carolyn S P Lam, Rolf M F Berger, Joost P van Melle, Elke S Hoendermis
Aims: Many patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) develop post-capillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to increased left-sided filling pressures. However, a subset of patients develops combined post- and pre-capillary PH. We studied the value of echocardiographic right-sided characterization for the discrimination between pre- vs. post-capillary PH in HFpEF, using invasive haemodynamics as gold standard. Methods and results: 102 consecutive HFpEF patients with simultaneous right heart catheterization and echocardiography were identified...
May 22, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530170/k-modulates-genetic-competence-and-the-stress-regulon-of-streptococcus-mutans
#7
Gursonika Binepal, Iwona B Wenderska, Paula Crowley, Richard N Besingi, Dilani B Senadheera, L Jeannine Brady, Dennis G Cvitkovitch
Potassium (K+) is the most abundant cation in dental plaque fluid. Previously, we reported the link between K+ transport via Trk2 in Streptococcus mutans and its two critical virulence attributes: acid tolerance and surface adhesion. Herein, we build further on the intimate link between K+ levels and S. mutans biology. High (>25 mM) versus low (≤5 mM) K+ concentrations in the growth medium affected conformational epitopes of cell surface-localized adhesin P1. At low K+, the expression of stress response elements gcrR and codY, cell-adhesion-associated genes such as spaP and metabolism-associated genes such as bglP was induced at stationary phase (P<0...
May 22, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526785/effects-of-arginine-on-growth-virulence-gene-expression-and-stress-tolerance-by-streptococcus-mutans
#8
Brinta Chakraborty, Robert A Burne
Streptococcus mutans is a common constituent of oral biofilms and a primary etiologic agent of human dental caries. The bacteria associated with dental caries have a potent ability to produce organic acids from dietary carbohydrates and to grow and metabolize in acidic conditions. In contrast, many commensal bacteria produce ammonia through the arginine deiminase system (ADS), which moderates the pH of oral biofilms. Arginine metabolism by the ADS is a significant deterrent to the initiation and progression of dental caries...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526545/obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-right-ventricular-function-a-combined-assessment-by-speckle-tracking-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#9
Agostino Buonauro, Maurizio Galderisi, Ciro Santoro, Angelo Canora, Maria Luisa Bocchino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Maria Lembo, Roberta Esposito, Sabrina Castaldo, Bruno Trimarco, Alessandro Sanduzzi
BACKGROUND: Little is known on right ventricular (RV) involvement in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed at evaluating early RV dysfunction by standard and advanced echocardiography in OSA. METHODS: Fifty-nine OSA patients without heart failure and 29 age-matched controls underwent standard, speckle tracking and real time 3D echocardiography of right ventricle. OSA patients performed lung function tests and overnight cardio-respiratory monitoring with evaluation of apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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
#10
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/28517026/impact-of-severe-tricuspid-regurgitation-on-accuracy-of-systolic-pulmonary-arterial-pressure-measured-by-doppler-echocardiography-analysis-in-an-unselected-patient-population
#11
Beini Fei, Ting Fan, Ling Zhao, Xiaoli Pei, Xianhong Shu, Xiaoyan Fang, Leilei Cheng
Pulmonary arterial pressure is an important index in cardiovascular disorders, especially for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Doppler echocardiography (DE) is widely used as a noninvasive method to assess pulmonary arterial pressure. However, recent studies have found several hemodynamic factors that affect its accuracy in estimating systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (sPAP). But the effect of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has not been investigated. Therefore, our study is aimed to determine whether the severity of TR will affect the accuracy of sPAP measured by DE in an unselected patient population...
May 18, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507310/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-the-bmpr2-gene-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Guillermo Pousada, Vincenzo Lupo, Sheila Cástro-Sánchez, María Álvarez-Satta, Ana Sánchez-Monteagudo, Adolfo Baloira, Carmen Espinós, Diana Valverde
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease that causes the obstruction of precapillary pulmonary arteries and a sustained increase in pulmonary vascular resistance. The aim was to analyze functionally the variants found in the BMPR2 gene and to establish a genotype-phenotype correlation. mRNA expression studies were performed using pSPL3 vector, studies of subcellular localization were performed using pEGFP-N1 vector and luciferase assays were performed using pGL3-Basic vector. We have identified 30 variants in the BMPR2 gene in 27 of 55 patients...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458379/long-term-outcomes-of-suture-vs-ring-tricuspid-annuloplasty-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Hiroki Hata, Tomoyuki Fujita, Sayaka Miura, Yusuke Shimahara, Yuta Kume, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Kizuku Yamashita, Junjiro Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: Whether there is a significant difference in the long-term surgical outcomes between suture annuloplasty and ring annuloplasty for the treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is still controversial. We compared the long-term outcomes of tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) with and without an annuloplasty ring.Methods and Results:From January 1996 to December 2015, we consecutively enrolled 684 patients (mean age, 65.5 years; 60% women) undergoing TAP for functional TR: 312 underwent conventional suture annuloplasty (Group S) and 372 underwent ring annuloplasty (Group R)...
April 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449486/the-prevalence-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Samar Z Nashwan, Mostafa Q Al-Shamiri, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S BaHammam
BACKGROUND: One important cardiovascular morbidity that is associated with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, few studies have assessed PH in OHS patients. Therefore, we prospectively assessed the prevalence of PH in a large sample of OHS patients. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, all consecutive OHS patients referred to the sleep disorders clinic during the study period were included...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380485/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-prior-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#15
Zafer Buyukterzi, Meral Buyukterzi, Ercan Kurtipek, Mehmet Sertac Alpaydin, Sukru Karaarslan
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have indicated that endothelial dysfunction (ED) is common in patients with prior history of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). Based on the established relationship between ED and atherosclerosis, in this study, we aimed to investigate carotid intima- media thickness (cIMT) as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients who had prior history of PTE. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients who had undergone transthoracic echocardiography in Konya Training and Research Hospital, included those that had a history of PTE, and age- and gender- matched patients without any history of PTE, were reviewed and echocardiographic findings and cIMT measurements were recorded...
April 4, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378162/coronary-flow-reserve-in-mitral-stenosis-before-and-after-percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty
#16
Ragab A Mahfouz, Mohammad Gouda, Waleed Elawdy, Ashraf Dewedar
We aimed to evaluate the coronary flow reserve (CFR) before and after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) and its association to clinical events. A prospective study included 45 patients with mitral stenosis candidate for PBMV (age 38 ± 19 years, 27 were females) and 20 with matched age and sex, healthy controls were included in the study. Noninvasive CFR was measured using transthoracic echocardiography and utilizing adenosine stress echocardiography (0...
April 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343949/lactate-and-echocardiography-before-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
#17
Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Paolo Terenzi, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Lactate has been recognised as a prognostic factor in several critical conditions. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a well-established therapy in patients with Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) unresponsive to conventional therapy and echocardiography pre ECMO initiation has been recently reported to help in risk stratifying these patients. METHODS: We assessed whether the detection of hyperlactataemia could be associated with the presence of left ventricle (LV) or right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in 121 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342708/hemodynamic-phenotyping-based-on-exercise-catheterization-predicts-outcome-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
Andreas Rieth, Manuel Jonas Richter, Henning Gall, Werner Seeger, Hossein A Ghofrani, Veselin Mitrovic, Christian W Hamm
BACKGROUND: Exercise right heart catheterization (RHC) unmasks different phenotypes based on hemodynamic response to exertion in patients with heart failure. The prognostic relevance of this approach in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is uncertain. METHODS: We analyzed 167 patients with HFrEF from the Kerckhoff-Klinik Heart Failure Registry who underwent supine exercise RHC with constant external workload between September 2009 and August 2014...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294875/-efficiency-of-operation-trombendarterektomy-from-pulmonary-artery-branches-depending-on-the-degree-of-pulmonary-hypertension-and-duration-of-disease
#19
A M Chernyavskiy, A G Edemskiy, M A Chernyavskiy, V G Efimenko, A R Tarkova, S N Ivanov
AIM: to assess effect of thromboendarterectomy from pulmonary artery branches on clinical functional state of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) in dependence on degree of pulmonary hypertension and disease duration. MATERIAL: Patients (n=152) were divided into 3 groups: (1) with systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) less or equal 50 mm Hg (n=20), (2) with SPAP>50- less or equal 80mm Hg (n=46), (3) with SPAP >80mm Hg (n=86)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283226/differential-impact-of-net-atrioventricular-compliance-on-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-mitral-stenosis-according-to-cardiac-rhythm
#20
In-Jeong Cho, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Soo Yeon Lee, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Namsik Chung
BACKGROUND: Net atrioventricular compliance (Cn), a parameter for the net compliance of the left atrium and left ventricle, is known to be a useful predictor of outcomes in patients with mitral stenosis (MS). The present study aimed to evaluate whether the impact of Cn on symptom status and clinical outcomes, as well as its contribution toward systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP), differed according to cardiac rhythm. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients (N = 308) with rheumatic pure MS...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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