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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926602/autoimmune-disease-mouse-model-exhibits-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Koichi Sugimoto, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Akihiko Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Takeshi Machida, Shu-Ichi Saitoh, Hideharu Sekine, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension is often associated with connective tissue disease. Although there are some animal models of pulmonary hypertension, an autoimmune disease-based model has not yet been reported. MRL/lpr mice, which have hypergammaglobulinemia, produce various autoimmune antibodies, and develop vasculitis and nephritis spontaneously. However, little is known about pulmonary circulation in these mice. In the present study, we examined the pulmonary arterial pressure in MRL/lpr mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925655/pleuritic-chest-pain-sorting-through-the-differential-diagnosis
#2
Brian V Reamy, Pamela M Williams, Michael Ryan Odom
Pleuritic chest pain is characterized by sudden and intense sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the chest when inhaling and exhaling. Pulmonary embolism is the most common serious cause, found in 5% to 21% of patients who present to an emergency department with pleuritic chest pain. A validated clinical decision rule for pulmonary embolism should be employed to guide the use of additional tests such as d-dimer assays, ventilation-perfusion scans, or computed tomography angiography. Myocardial infarction, pericarditis, aortic dissection, pneumonia, and pneumothorax are other serious causes that should be ruled out using history and physical examination, electrocardiography, troponin assays, and chest radiography before another diagnosis is made...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925053/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-can-save-lives-in-children-with-heart-or-lung-failure-after-liver-transplantation
#3
Sandrine Jean, Christophe Chardot, Mehdi Oualha, Carmen Capito, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Pouard, Sylvain Renolleau, Florence Lacaille, Laurent Dupic
The risk of cardiac or lung failure after liver transplantation (LT) is significant. In rare cases, the usual intensive care techniques fail to maintain organ oxygenation with a risk of multiorgan dysfunction. Although extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a difficult and risky procedure, it can be proposed as life-saving. Four children with either acute pulmonary (three) or cardiac (one) failure after LT, and the criteria that decided the use of ECMO (level of ventilation and results, dosage of inotropic drugs, cardiac ultrasound, blood lactate) were retrospectively reported...
September 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922964/oral-treprostinil-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#4
Jeremy Feldman, Naomi Habib, John Radosevich, Mohan Dutt
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease resulting in progressive remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature and eventual right ventricular failure. Despite the development of 13 therapies for PAH since 2000, the use of continuously infused prostanoids retains a special role. Infused medications present unique challenges, and the search for an efficacious oral prostanoid culminated in the FDA approval of oral treprostinil - a first in class oral prostanoid medication approved to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
September 19, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922886/intracranial-bypass-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms-indications-technical-aspects-and-clinical-outcomes
#5
David J Bonda, Mohamad Labib, Jeffrey M Katz, Rafael A Ortiz, David Chalif, Avi Setton, David J Langer, Amir R Dehdashti
BACKGROUND: For some posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms, there is no constructive endovascular or direct surgical clipping option. Intracranial bypass is an alternative to a deconstructive technique. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, surgical techniques, and outcome of PICA aneurysms treated with bypass and obliteration of the diseased segment. METHODS: Retrospective review of PICA aneurysms treated via intracranial bypass was performed...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915968/magnesium-to-counteract-elastin-degradation-and-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#7
Rob Janssen
Accelerated elastin degradation is an important pathogenic mechanism in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leading to irreversible lung function loss and cardiovascular comorbidities. The rate of elastin breakdown is a predictor of mortality in patients with COPD. Decelerating elastinolysis might be an attractive therapeutic target in this debilitating condition. Vascular calcification starts in the elastin network of the arterial wall and is enhanced in patients with COPD. Elastin calcification is accompanied by an upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase gene expression and consequently a shift in the elastase/anti-elastase balance towards degradation...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915063/twist1-in-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-through-tgf%C3%AE-smad-signaling
#8
Tadanori Mammoto, Megan Muyleart, G Ganesh Konduri, Akiko Mammoto
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a devastating pulmonary vascular disease characterized by aberrant muscularization of the normally non-muscularized distal pulmonary arterioles. The expression of the transcription factor, Twist1, increases in the lungs of pulmonary arterial hypertension patients. However, the mechanisms by which Twist1 controls the pathogenesis of PH remain unclear. It is becoming clear that endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contributes to various vascular pathologies including PH; Twist1 is known to mediate EndMT...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914858/-bosentan-use-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-russian-and-foreign-experience
#9
Z S Valieva, T V Martynyuk, I E Chazova
The results of evaluating the efficacy and safety of bosentan in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as shown by the data of foreign randomized controlled trials and the authors' own experience, convincingly demonstrate that the introduction of the drug into clinical practice has led to a significant improvement of the possibilities of drug therapy in patients with this serious illness. Bosentan substantially improves physical activity in patients, reduces the severity of clinical symptoms, slows down the rates of disease progression, and prolongs survival in patients with different forms of PAH...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914424/new-perspectives-in-nanotherapeutics-for-chronic-respiratory-diseases
#10
Adriana Lopes da Silva, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Patricia Rieken Macedo Roccco, Marcelo Marcos Morales
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hundreds of millions of people of all ages and in all countries suffer from chronic respiratory diseases, with particular negative consequences such as poor health-related quality of life, impaired work productivity, and limitations in the activities of daily living. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, occupational lung diseases (such as silicosis), cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension are the most common of these diseases, and none of them are curable with current therapies...
September 15, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912665/multimodal-approach-of-pulmonary-artery-intimal-sarcoma-a-single-institution-experience
#11
S Secondino, V Grazioli, F Valentino, M Pin, A Pagani, A Sciortino, C Klersy, M G Callegari, P Morbini, R Dore, M Paulli, P Pedrazzoli, A M D'armini
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare tumor, whose therapeutic approach is mainly based on surgery, either pneumonectomy or pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). The prognosis reported in published series is very poor, with survival of 1.5 months without any kind of treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2016, 1027 patients were referred to our hospital for symptoms of acute or chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease. Twelve patients having a confirmed diagnosis of PAS underwent PEA...
2017: Sarcoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912263/hemodynamic-phenotyping-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-left-heart-failure
#12
REVIEW
Robert Naeije, Mario Gerges, Jean-Luc Vachiery, Sergio Caravita, Christian Gerges, Irene M Lang
Increased pulmonary venous pressure secondary to left heart disease is the most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH). The diagnosis of PH due to left heart disease relies on a clinical probability assessment followed by the invasive measurements of a mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) ≥25 mm Hg and mean wedged PAP (PAWP) >15 mm Hg. A combination of mean PAP and mean PAWP defines postcapillary PH. Postcapillary PH is generally associated with a diastolic pulmonary pressure gradient (diastolic PAP minus mean PAWP) <7 mm Hg, a transpulmonary pressure gradient (mean PAP minus mean PAWP) <12 mm Hg, and pulmonary vascular resistance ≤3 Wood units (WU)...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912262/diastolic-pressure-difference-to-classify-pulmonary-hypertension-in-the-assessment-of-heart-transplant-candidates
#13
Stephen P Wright, Yasbanoo Moayedi, Farid Foroutan, Suhail Agarwal, Geraldine Paradero, Ana C Alba, Jay Baumwol, Susanna Mak
BACKGROUND: The diastolic pressure difference (DPD) is recommended to differentiate between isolated postcapillary and combined pre-/postcapillary pulmonary hypertension (Cpc-PH) in left heart disease (PH-LHD). However, in usual practice, negative DPD values are commonly calculated, potentially related to the use of mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). We used the ECG to gate late-diastolic PAWP measurements. We examined the method's impact on calculated DPD, PH-LHD subclassification, hemodynamic profiles, and mortality...
September 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911936/exercise-training-in-patients-with-pulmonary-and-systemic-hypertension-a-unique-therapy-for-two-different-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini
Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening condition. Given its evolving definition, the incidence and prevalence of the disease is difficult to define, but registries suggest an increased global awareness. The management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension is highly specialised and requires multi-disciplinary input from a range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians and cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910144/ask1-inhibition-halts-disease-progression-in-preclinical-models-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#15
Grant R Budas, Mario Boehm, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Gayathri Viswanathan, Xia Tian, Swathi Veeroju, Tatyana Novoyatleva, Friedrich Grimminger, Ford Hinojosa-Kirschenbaum, Hossein A Ghofrani, Norbert Weissmann, Werner Seeger, John T Liles, Ralph T Schermuly
RATIONALE Progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with pathologic remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature and the right ventricle (RV). Oxidative stress drives the remodeling process through activation of mitogenactivated protein kinases (MAPKs) which stimulate apoptosis, inflammation and fibrosis. OBJECTIVES We investigated whether pharmacological inhibition of the redoxsensitive apical MAPK Apoptosis Signal-Regulating Kinase 1 (ASK1) can halt the progression of pulmonary vascular and RV remodeling...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906388/retrospective-cause-analysis-of-troponin-i-elevation-in-non-cad-patients-special-emphasis-on-sepsis
#16
Chien-Wen Yang, Huijun Li, Lisa Thomas, Manuel Ramos, Po-Hong Liu, Thomas Roe, Ravinder Valadri, Michael C Kiel, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Qi Shi
BACKGROUND: Troponin I is one of the most commonly tested biochemical markers in the emergency room (ER) and in the hospital setting. Besides coronary artery disease (CAD), demand ischemia with underlying tachycardia, anemia, hypertensive emergency, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism have also been reported to cause troponin I elevations. Few reports have excluded patients with CAD, and no study has summarized the proportion of these factors relative to an increased troponin I level...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905390/validation-of-the-gatortail-method-for-accurate-sizing-of-pulmonary-vessels-from-3d-medical-images
#17
Walter G O'Dell, Anne K Gormaley, David A Prida
PURPOSE: Detailed characterization of changes in vessel size is crucial for the diagnosis and management of a variety of vascular diseases. Because clinical measurement of vessel size is typically dependent on the radiologist's subjective interpretation of the vessel borders, it is often prone to high inter- and intra-user variability. Automatic methods of vessel sizing have been developed for two-dimensional images but a fully three-dimensional (3D) method suitable for vessel sizing from volumetric X-ray computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging has heretofore not been demonstrated and validated robustly...
September 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905364/a-clinical-risk-score-for-pulmonary-artery-thrombosis-during-acute-chest-syndrome-in-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
#18
Anaïs Winchenne, Jérôme Cecchini, Jean-François Deux, Nicolas De Prost, Keyvan Razazi, Guillaume Carteaux, Frederic Galacteros, Anoosha Habibi, Pablo Bartolucci, Giovanna Melica, Mehdi Khellaf, Marc Michel, Bernard Maitre, Armand Mekontso Dessap
Pulmonary artery thrombosis (PAT) is involved in lung vascular dysfunction during acute chest syndrome (ACS) complicating sickle cell disease (SCD). No clinical score is available to identify patients eligible for multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) angiography during ACS. This retrospective study aimed to develop a risk score for PAT during ACS (PAT-ACS risk score). Patients with SCD were investigated by MDCT during ACS. A logistic regression was performed to determine independent risks factors for PAT and to build the PAT-ACS risk score...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904690/-mixed-connective-tissue-disease-prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-in-african-black-study-of-7-cases-in-gabon-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Landry Missounga, Josaphat Iba Ba, Ingrid Rosalie Nseng Nseng Ondo, Maria Ines Carine Nziengui Madjinou, Doris Malekou, Emeline Gracia Mouendou Mouloungui, Emmanuel Ecke Nzengue, Jean Bruno Boguikouma, Moussavou Kombila
The literature reports that mixed connective tissue disease seems more frequent in the black population and among Asians. This study aims to determine the prevalence of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) among connective tissue disorders and all rheumatologic pathologies in a hospital population in Gabon as well as to describe the clinical features of this disease. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients treated for mixed connective tissue disease (Kasukawa criteria) and other entities of connective tissue disorders (ACR criteria) in the Division of Rheumatology at the University Hospital in Libreville between January 2010 and December 2015...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904266/clinical-impact-of-main-pulmonary-artery-dilatation-on-outcome-in-pediatric-idiopathic-and-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Satoshi Ikehara, Shinichi Takatsuki, Tomotaka Nakayama, Kazuyuki Naoi, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Tsutomu Saji
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the clinical impact of pulmonary artery (PA) dilatation on outcomes in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).Methods and Results:This study investigated the clinical outcomes of idiopathic or heritable PAH in 66 children aged <18 years at diagnosis. Main PA/thorax (MPA/T) ratio was measured on chest radiography in PAH patients. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on MPA/T ratio, and compared with a control group of 166 age- and gender-matched healthy children...
September 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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