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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226983/perspective-imaging-of-flow-in-arterial-model-obtained-with-continuous-wave-doppler-focusing-technique
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Ryo Nagaoka, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Seiichi Zama, Masaaki Nagone, Hiroshi Nagai, Yasuhito Takeuchi, Yoshifumi Saijo, Ryo Nagaoka, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Seiichi Zama, Masaaki Nagone, Hiroshi Nagai, Yasuhito Takeuchi, Yoshifumi Saijo, Yoshifumi Saijo, Hiroshi Nagai, Katsuhiro Sasaki, Masaaki Nagone, Seiichi Zama, Ryo Nagaoka, Yasuhito Takeuchi
Flowing emboli in the circulatory system cause fatal diseases such as stroke or pulmonary embolism. Conventional transcranial Doppler ultrasound for detection of emboli requires precise positioning by experienced examiner. In the present study, an easier emboli detection device by visualizing perspective view of blood vessel is proposed. The perspective image was obtained with continuous wave (CW) Doppler ultrasound from 2-dimensional array probe. CW Doppler signal from each element was focused by novel beam forming algorithm to obtain en face images at arbitrary depth to form perspective image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-non-cardiologists-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco Alcocer Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus non-cardiologists.  OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with SCAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32,468 outpatients with SCAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years follow-up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224110/comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-nitric-oxide-and-prostacyclin-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Martin Albert, Daniel Corsilli, David R Williamson, Marc Brosseau, Patrick Bellemare, Stéphane Delisle, Anne Qn Nguyen, France Varin
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled milrinone in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: Open-label prospective cross-over pilot study where fifteen adult patients with hypoxemic failure meeting standard ARDS criteria and monitored with a pulmonary artery catheter were recruited in an academic 24-bed medico-surgical intensive care unit. Random sequential administration of iNO (20 ppm) or nebulized epoprostenol (10 μg/mL) was done in all patients...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223154/idiopathic-and-systemic-sclerosis-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-comparison-of-demographic-haemodynamic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-and-outcomes
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Sheila Ramjug, Nehal Hussain, Judith Hurdman, Catherine Billings, Athanasios Charampopoulos, Charlie A Elliot, David G Kiely, Ian Sabroe, Smitha Rajaram, Andrew J Swift, Robin Condliffe
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified survival in systemic sclerosis (SSc)-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (SSc-PAH) to be worse than in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). We investigated differences between these conditions by comparing demographic, haemodynamic and radiological characteristics and outcomes in a large cohort of incident patients. METHODS: 651 patients diagnosed with IPAH or SSc-associated pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension were included...
February 18, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221263/use-of-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-to-improve-detection-of-congenital-cardiovascular-anomalies-in-infants-undergoing-free-breathing-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Seth Kligerman, Ferdia Bolster, Jason Mitchell, Travis Henry, Jean Jeudy, Charles S White
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the detection of congenital cardiovascular anomalies (congenital heart disease) in neonates and infants using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) algorithm compared with hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstructions on axial computed tomography (CT) performed at minimum scanner dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 1 year, all CT angiographies performed in infants below 3 months of age with congenital heart disease were assessed retrospectively...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218209/clinical-study-of-acute-vasoreactivity-testing-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Qi-Xia Xu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Jie Geng, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Juan-Ni Gong, Ji-Feng Li, Xiao Tang, Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of acute vasoreactivity testing (AVT) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) remains unclear. We analyzed changes in hemodynamics and oxygenation dynamics indices after AVT in patients with CTEPH using patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as controls. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the results of AVT in 80 patients with PAH and 175 patients with CTEPH registered in the research database of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital between October 2005 and August 2014...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216495/-clinical-value-of-adma-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-combination-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pengfei Chen, Yiyuan Huang, Zhenfei Fang, Xinqun Hu, Xiangqian Shen, Shenghua Zhou
To study the concentration of the asymmetrical dimethyl-L-arginine (ADMA) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) commbination with congenital heart disease (CHD) and its clinical value as a biomaker for diagnosis and prognosis.
 Methods: A total of 100 patients with CHD and 25 healthy adult subjects were recruited. CHD patients were divided into three groups: normal pulmonary arterial pressure group (group A, n=25), mild-to-moderate PAH group (group B, n=25), severe PAH group (group C, n=50)...
January 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216071/antiphospholipid-antibodies-disappearance-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-thrombosis-recurrence
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REVIEW
Gabriela Medina, Eduardo Briones-García, María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Oscar I Flórez-Durante, Luis J Jara
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome after aPL (antiphospholipid antibodies) disappearance in primary APS patients. METHODS: From a cohort of 70 patients with primary APS, we selected patients with positive aPL determinations at onset and ≥2 subsequent negative aPL determinations during the last 5years. To corroborate the immunologic profile, we determined IgG/IgM aCL antibodies, IgG/IgM antiβ2GPl, anti-annexin A5 antibodies and lupus anticoagulant (LA)...
February 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215423/chads2-score-predicts-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-elective-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Svetlana Kotova, Mansen Wang, Katie Lothrop, Gary Grunkemeier, Heather E Merry, John R Handy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) affects 12% to 17% of patients undergoing lobectomy and is associated with increased morbidity. CHADS2 (congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus history, and stroke or transient ischemic attack symptoms previously) is used to predict stroke risk in patients with existing AF. It also has been shown also to predict new-onset PAF. Our objective was to determine whether CHADS2 can predict PAF in patients undergoing lobectomy...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214964/speckle-tracking-in-alcapa-patients-after-surgical-repair-as-predictor-of-residual-coronary-disease
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Biagio Castaldi, Vladimiro Vida, Elena Reffo, Massimo Padalino, Queenette Daniels, Giovanni Stellin, Ornella Milanesi
Surgical re-implantation of the left coronary artery (LCA) is the treatment of choice in anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA). Despite normalization of left ventricular function after surgery, residual coronary lesions or myocardial fibrosis may be found. The aim of this study was to detect regional left ventricular dysfunction predictive of coronary lesions or residual myocardial fibrosis using speckle tracking. We enrolled ten patients treated with surgical re-implantation of LCA for ALCAPA...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
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José Marçalo, Luiz Menezes Falcão
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after episodes of syncope preceded by malaise and diffuse neck and chest discomfort. No family history of cardiac disease was reported. Laboratory workup was within normal limits, including D-dimers, serum troponin I and arterial blood gases. The electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V3. Computed tomography angiography to investigate pulmonary embolism showed no abnormal findings. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) displayed massive enlargement of the right ventricle with intact interatrial septum and no pulmonary hypertension...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213937/targeting-phosphodiesterase-5-as-a-therapeutic-option-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-in-treating-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Sevil Korkmaz-Icöz, Tamás Radovits, Gábor Szabó
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) selectively hydrolyses the second messenger cyclic 3´-5´guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) into 5'-GMP, thereby regulating its intracellular concentrations. Dysregulation of the cGMP-dependent pathway plays a significant role in various cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, its modulation by drugs, such as PDE5 inhibitors, may represent an effective therapeutic approach. There are currently four PDE5 inhibitors available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction: sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, and avanafil...
February 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213467/hypoxia-induces-arginase-ii-expression-and-increases-viable-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cell-numbers-via-ampk%C3%AE-1-signaling
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Jianjing Xue, Leif D Nelin, Bernadette Chen
Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation is one of the hallmark features of hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. With only supportive treatment options available for this life threatening disease, treating and preventing the proliferation of PASMCs is a viable therapeutic option. A key promoter of hypoxia-induced increases in the number of viable human PASMCs is arginase II, with attenuation of viable cell numbers following pharmacologic inhibition or siRNA knockdown of the enzyme. Additionally, increased levels of arginase have been demonstrated in the pulmonary vasculature of patients with pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211168/the-medtronic-micro-vascular-plug%C3%A2-for-vascular-embolization-in-children-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Srinath T Gowda, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multi-center, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing vascular embolization. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter vascular occlusion device that can be delivered through a microcatheter for embolization of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A retrospective review of embolization procedures using the MVP in children with CHD was performed in 3-centers...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210495/reproducibility-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-measurements-by-phase-contrast-mri-using-different-1-5-t-mr-scanners-at-two-institutions
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Rin Iraha, Nanae Tsuchiya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Tae Iwasawa, Sadayuki Murayama
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be beneficial for diagnosis of disease by offering quantitative information. However, reproducibility can be a major problem when there is a numerical threshold in multi-institution, multi-vendor situations. PURPOSE: To measure pulmonary blood flow with phase-contrast (PC) imaging using two different MR scanners (1.5 T) at different institutions in the same participants and to examine the reproducibility of the measurements...
January 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209036/-primary-culture-and-functional-identification-of-distal-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-in-mice
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M C Li, Y Q Chen, C T Zhang, Q Jiang, W J Lu, J Wang
Objective: To establish a method of isolation and primary culture of mice distal pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) and identify the functional properties. Methods: PASMCs were harvested from the distal pulmonary artery (PA) tissue of mice by enzymatic digestion of collagenaseⅠand papain; and the growth characteristics were observed under inverted microscope and identified by Immunofluorescence technique. Effects on the intracellular calcium ion concentration of distal PASMCs were detected by Fura-2-AM fluorescent probe tracer under a fluorescence microscope in Krebs solution containing clopiazonic acid (CPA) and nifedipin (Nif)...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208970/isolated-hypoplasia-of-left-pulmonary-artery-with-agenesis-of-left-lobe-of-thyroid-a-case-report
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Mohammed Abdul Khadir, Ganesh Narayana, Ganavi Ramagopal, Pradeep G Nayar
Isolated Unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of a branch of pulmonary artery is very rare. It is usually seen associated with congenital heart diseases such as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, right aortic arch, truncus arteriosus, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary atresia. It occurs as a result of lack of embryological development of either the left or right sixth aortic arch and has been found to present itself with various clinical manifestations as during childhood it presents as contralateral pulmonary hypertension and in adults as haemoptysis...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207639/predictors-of-waitlist-mortality-in-portopulmonary-hypertension
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Hilary M DuBrock, David S Goldberg, Norman L Sussman, Sonja D Bartolome, Zakiyah Kadry, Reena J Salgia, David C Mulligan, Walter K Kremers, Steven M Kawut, Michael J Krowka, Richard N Channick
BACKGROUND: The current Organ Procurement Transplantation Network (OPTN) policy grants Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) exception points to patients with portopulmonary hypertension (POPH), but potentially important factors, such as severity of liver disease and pulmonary hypertension, are not included in the exception score, and may affect survival. The purpose of this study was to identify significant predictors of waitlist mortality in patients with POPH. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients in the OPTN database with hemodynamics consistent with POPH [defined as mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) >25mmHg and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) ≥240 dynes-s-cm] who were approved for a POPH MELD exception between 2006 and 2014...
February 15, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205373/pulmonary-hypertension-in-connective-tissue-diseases-an-update
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REVIEW
Ramya Aithala, Anoop G Alex, Debashish Danda
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively commoner complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) with estimated prevalence ranging between 8% and 12% as compared to much lower figures in other connective tissue diseases (CTD). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in CTDs. PH is classified into five major groups. CTD-associated PH belongs to group 1 PH, also known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Around 30% of scleroderma-related deaths are due to PAH. Underlying pathogenesis is related to pulmonary vasculopathy involving small vessels...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203096/burden-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-among-hospitalized-patients-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the real-world treatment patterns and burden of suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA pneumonia, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
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