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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793014/calf-muscle-oxygen-saturation-during-six-minute-walk-test-and-its-relationship-with-walking-impairment-in-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Aluísio Andrade-Lima, Gabriel G Cucato, Wagner J R Domingues, Antônio H Germano-Soares, Bruno R Cavalcante, Marilia A Correia, Glauco F Saes, Nelson Wolosker, Andrew W Gardner, Antônio E Zerati, Raphael M Ritti-Dias
OBJECTIVE: Impaired microcirculation is associated with poor walking capacity in symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients during treadmill test, however, this test does not simulate the efforts of daily walking of these patients. Thus, the aim of the study was to describe the microcirculation responses during six-minute walk test (6MWT) and to analyze the relationship between microcirculation indicators and walking impairment in symptomatic PAD patients. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were included (mean age = 67...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792748/portal-vein-thrombosis-imaging-the-spectrum-of-disease-with-an-emphasis-on-mri-features
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Reena C Jha, Satinderpal Singh Khera, Amit Dinesh Kalaria
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the classic and uncommon imaging findings of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) (acute, chronic, congenital, and septic thrombus) as visualized on multiple modalities, with an emphasis on MRI findings. Additional aims are to understand the imaging of obliterative portal venopathy and its clinical significance, appreciate morphologic changes of the biliary system that may accompany PVT, and recognize changes in liver enhancement patterns seen with PVT related to the hepatic arterial buffer response...
May 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792299/a-simple-evidence-based-approach-to-help-guide-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Yogesh N V Reddy, Rickey E Carter, Masaru Obokata, Margaret M Redfield, Barry A Borlaug
Background -Diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging in euvolemic patients with dyspnea, and no evidence-based criteria are available. We sought to develop and then validate non-invasive diagnostic criteria that could be used to estimate the likelihood that HFpEF is present among patients with unexplained dyspnea in order to guide further testing. Methods -Consecutive patients with unexplained dyspnea referred for invasive hemodynamic exercise testing were retrospectively evaluated...
May 23, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792118/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-individuals-with-thoracic-insufficiency
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Shelley Hancock, Curtis Froehlich, Veronica Armijo-Garcia, Andrew D Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory failure is the leading cause of mortality in individuals with congenital spine and rib deformities. We present a case report of a child with Jeune syndrome surviving respiratory failure using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We also summarize thoracic insufficiency syndrome cases reported in the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) registry. CASE REPORT: A two-year-old male with a chest circumference less than a third percentile for age was admitted with influenza pneumonia developing a peak oxygenation index of 103...
May 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791657/estimated-costs-of-hospitalization-due-to-coronary-artery-disease-attributable-to-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-the-brazilian-public-health-system
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Luciana R Bahia, Roger S Rosa, Raul D Santos, Denizar V Araujo
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Brazil, imposing substantial economic burden on the health care system. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is known to greatly increase the risk of premature coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to estimate the economic impact of hospitalizations due to CAD attributable to FH in the Brazilian Unified Health Care System (SUS). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of data obtained from the Hospital Information System of the SUS (SIHSUS)...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791609/association-between-multidrug-resistance-1-c3435t-gene-polymorphism-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-cross-sectional-study
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Oğuzhan Yücel, Hakan Güneş, Hasan Yücel, Ali Zorlu
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction may develop over the course of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is an important predictor of morbidity and mortality. Polymorphism of the multidrug resistance-1 (MDR-1) gene has been correlated with worse clinical findings among patients with COPD. Our aim here was to investigate the relationship between MDR-1 C3435T gene polymorphism and RV dysfunction in COPD patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a cross-sectional study investigating the relationship between RV dysfunction and genetic defects in COPD patients...
March 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791515/comparison-of-oscillometric-doppler-and-invasive-blood-pressure-measurement-in-anesthetized-goats
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Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Michał Czopowicz, Agata Moroz, Marcin Mickiewicz, Magdalena Garncarz, Emilia Bagnicka, Tadeusz Frymus, Jarosław Kaba
Arterial blood pressure (BP) can be measured directly using an invasive intra-arterial method. This method is considered a gold standard, however it is potentially hazardous and requires expensive equipment and professional skills. Therefore, two non-invasive methods-Doppler ultrasonic sphygmomanometry and oscillometry-have been introduced in veterinary medicine. Their accuracy has so far been reliably evaluated in various animal species, however only one study included a small group of goats. Therefore, we carried out a large-scale study which aimed to evaluate agreement between the two non-invasive methods and invasive intra-arterial BP measurement in anesthetized goats at various age...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791508/does-arterial-hypertension-influence-the-onset-of-huntington-s-disease
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Leire Valcárcel-Ocete, Asier Fullaondo, Gorka Alkorta-Aranburu, María García-Barcina, Raymund A C Roos, Lena E Hjermind, Carsten Saft, Marina Frontali, Ralf Reilmann, Hugh Rickards, Ana M Zubiaga, Ana Aguirre
Huntington's disease (HD) age of onset (AO) is mainly determined by the length of the CAG repeat expansion in the huntingtin gene. The remaining AO variability has been attributed to other little-known factors. A factor that has been associated with other neurodegenerative diseases is arterial hypertension (AHT). The aim of this study is to evaluate the contribution of AHT to the AO of HD. We used data from a cohort of 630 European HD patients with adult onset collected by the REGISTRY project of the European Huntington's Disease Network...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791321/innovative-multi-site-photoplethysmography-measurement-and-analysis-demonstrating-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-paediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Emma J Sharkey, Costanzo Di Maria, Annette Klinge, Alan Murray, Dingchang Zheng, John O'Sullivan, John Allen
OBJECTIVE: It has been documented that heart transplantation in children is often complicated by arterial hypertension and increased arterial stiffness. AIM: to use innovative multi-site photoplethysmography (MPPG) pulse measurement and analysis technology to assess arterial stiffness change in paediatric heart transplant recipients (HTR) in comparison with healthy control (HC) children. 
 
 Approach: 20 heart transplant (median age 13.5 years old) (8 male) recipients were compared to an overall age- and gender-matched group of 161 healthy controls (11...
May 23, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791320/modelling-the-cerebral-haemodynamic-response-in-the-physiological-range-of-paco-sub-2-sub
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Jatinder Singh Minhas, Ronney B Panerai, Thompson G Robinson
Objective
 Arterial CO<sub>2</sub> (PaCO<sub>2</sub>) has a strong effect on cerebral blood flow (CBF), but its influence on CBF regulatory mechanisms and circulatory systemic variables has not been fully described over the entire physiological range of PaCO<sub>2</sub>. 
 
 Approach
 CBF velocity (CBV, transcranial Doppler), blood pressure (BP, Finometer) and end-tidal CO<sub>2</sub> (EtCO<sub>2</sub>, capnography) were measured in 45 healthy volunteers (19 male, mean age 37...
May 23, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791055/high-birth-weight-was-associated-with-increased-radial-artery-intima-thickness-but-not-with-other-investigated-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adulthood
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I W Johnsson, T Naessén, F Ahlsson, J Gustafsson
AIM: This study investigated whether a high birth weight was associated with increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease when Swedish adults reached 34-40. METHODS: We studied 27 subjects born at Uppsala University Hospital in 1975-1979, weighing at least 4,500g, and compared them with 27 controls selected by the Swedish National Board of welfare with birth weights within ±1 standard deviations scores and similar ages and gender. The study included body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, lipid profile, haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), C-reactive protein (CRP) and high frequency ultrasound measurements of intima-media thickness, intima thickness and intima:media ratio of the carotid and radial arteries...
May 23, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790978/mobilization-of-the-anterior-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-on-the-cerebellar-surface-in-microvascular-decompression-surgery-for-hemifacial-spasm-potential-effect-on-hearing-preservation
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Saiko Watanabe, Atushi Hosono, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
BACKGROUND: The infrafloccular approach in microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) reduces the risk of postoperative hearing impairment. However, location of the anterior/posterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA/PICA) on the cerebellar surface in the surgical route requires mobilization to maintain the approach direction for the protection of hearing function. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of mobilization of the AICA/PICA on the cerebellar surface in the surgical route...
May 22, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790794/association-of-morning-blood-pressure-surge-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-cardiac-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x
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Ragab A Mahfouz, Mohammad Goda, Islam Galal, Mohamed S Ghareb
Background & hypothesis: We hypothesized that exaggerated morning blood pressure surge, may contribute in cardiac dysfunction and arterial stiffness in patients with cardiac syndrome X. Thus we investigated the impact of morning blood pressure surge on cardiac function and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with cardiac syndrome X. METHODS: We studied patients with cardiac syndrome X using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and investigated the association of morning blood pressure surge with carotid intima thickness, left atrial volume index and left ventricular filling (E/e')...
May 23, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790793/increased-arterial-stiffness-similar-findings-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-without-prior-hypertension-or-diabetes-and-in-patients-with-well-controlled-hypertension
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Radovan Prijić, Vedran Premužić, Marko Brinar, Željko Krznarić, Bojan Jelaković, Silvija Čuković-Čavka
PURPOSE: Chronic inflammatory diseases are related with earlier onset of atherosclerosis. We hypothesized that inflammatory bowel disease patients with chronic, systemic inflammation have an increased arterial stiffness associated with the disease duration. Also, we wanted to compare arterial stiffness markers between inflammatory bowel disease and well-controlled hypertension patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 89 inflammatory bowel disease patients (60 patients with Crohn's disease and 29 patients with ulcerative colitis, age range 20-64 years) without history of arterial hypertension or diabetes were enrolled and age matched with a control group of patients (73 patients, age range 25-69 years, 41 (56...
May 23, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790570/-%C3%A2-man-in-the-barrel%C3%A2-syndrome-atypical-manifestation-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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Y Calle-Lopez, A F Fernandez-Ramirez, E Franco-Dager, J G Gomez-Lopera, A L Vanegas-Garcia
INTRODUCTION: «Man-in-the-barrel» syndrome refers to diplegia of the upper extremities in which mobility of the head and lower limbs is preserved. Brachial plexitis that presents as «man-in-the-barrel» syndrome is an unusual manifestation of giant cell arteritis. We report a case of C5-C6 plexitis as part of the clinical features of a patient with giant cell arteritis. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old male with a two-month history of weight loss, headache, facial pain and jaw claudication, associated with a persistent elevation of acute phase reactants and bilateral brachial plexopathy, with no evidence of neck or brain injuries or occult neoplasm and with negative autoimmunity tests...
June 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789902/association-of-plasma-pentraxin-3-levels-with-coronary-risk-factors-and-the-lipid-profile-a-cross-sectional-study-in-japanese-patients-with-stable-angina-pectoris
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Tetsuji Morishita, Hiroyasu Uzui, Akira Nakano, Yoshitomo Fukuoka, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Naoki Amaya, Kenichi Kaseno, Kentaro Ishida, Jong-Dae Lee, Hiroshi Tada
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among the traditional risk factors, lipid profile, and pentraxin-3 in stable angina (SAP). Plasma pentraxin-3 and serum LDL, HDL, and high-sensitivity CRP levels were measured in 163 SAP and 28 non-coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. Their relationships with five risk factors, hypertension (HT), dyslipidemia (DL), diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity (body mass index: BMI > 25 kg/m2 ), and high age (> 75 years), were evaluated. No significant difference was observed in the pentraxin-3 level between patients in SAP and in non-CAD [2...
May 22, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789692/pulse-pressure-amplification-and-cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Ioanna Eleftheriadou, George C Drosos, Anastasios Tentolouris, Konstantonis George, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios D Protogerou, Nikolaos Tentolouris
The main aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between pulse pressure amplification (PPA) and cardiac autonomic activity (baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and heart rate variability (HRV)) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition, we examined the association between cardiac autonomic activity and central hemodynamic parameters that may affect PPA such as augmentation index (AIx), aortic stiffness (pulse wave velocity (PWV)), and common carotid artery stiffness distensibility coefficient (DC)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789596/cervical-vagus-nerve-morphometry-and-vascularity-in-the-context-of-nerve-stimulation-a-cadaveric-study
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Niels Hammer, Sabine Löffler, Yusuf Ozgur Cakmak, Benjamin Ondruschka, Uwe Planitzer, Michael Schultz, Dirk Winkler, David Weise
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has become a well-established therapy for epilepsy and depression, and is emerging to treat inflammatory disease, with the cervical vagus nerve (CVN) as major stimulation site. CVN morphometries are missing for VNS, considering its variability. Morphometric data were obtained from CVNs in 27 cadavers, including branching patterns and histology. Cross-sectional area, greater and lesser diameters averaged 7.2 ± 3.1 mm2 , 5.1 ± 1.5 and 4.1 ± 1.3 mm, and were ≤11...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789348/gestational-low-protein-intake-enhances-whole-kidney-mir-192-and-mir-200-family-expression-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-rat-adult-male-offspring
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Letícia B Sene, Victor Hugo Gonçalves Rizzi, José A R Gontijo, Patricia A Boer
Studies have shown that adult offspring of mothers fed a protein-restricted diet during pregnancy present a pronounced reduction of nephron number associated with decreased fractional urinary sodium excretion and arterial hypertension. Additionally, recent advances in our understanding of the molecular pathways that govern the association of gestational nutritional restriction, intrauterine growth retardation and inflammation with impaired nephrogenesis, nephron underdosing and kidney fibrosis point to the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) as a common factor...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789335/prediction-of-thrombotic-and-bleeding-events-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-credo-kyoto-thrombotic-and-bleeding-risk-scores
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Masahiro Natsuaki, Takeshi Morimoto, Kyohei Yamaji, Hirotoshi Watanabe, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Hiroki Shiomi, Yoshihisa Nakagawa, Yutaka Furukawa, Kazushige Kadota, Kenji Ando, Takashi Akasaka, Keiichi Igarashi Hanaoka, Ken Kozuma, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiya Muramatsu, Takeshi Kimura
BACKGROUND: Prediction of thrombotic and bleeding risk is important to optimize antithrombotic therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: We developed the prediction rules for thrombotic and bleeding events separately in Japanese patients. Derivation and validation cohorts consisted of 4778 patients from CREDO-Kyoto (Coronary Revascularization Demonstrating Outcome Study in Kyoto) registry cohort 2 and 4669 patients from RESET (Randomized Evaluation of Sirolimus-Eluting Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial) and NEXT (Nobori Biolimus-Eluting Versus Xience/Promus Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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