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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
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Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639223/imaging-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-a-practical-utility-for-differential-diagnosis-and-assessment-of-disease-severity
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REVIEW
Toru Kubo, Hiroaki Kitaoka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is often encountered in clinical practice, and it is a risk factor for cardiac mortality and morbidity. Determination of the etiology and disease severity is important for the management of patients with LVH. The aim of this review is to show the remarkable progress in cardiac imaging and its importance in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: This review focuses on clinical features and characteristic cardiac imaging in LVH caused by various diseases including hypertension, aortic valve stenosis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and secondary cardiomyopathies...
August 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631378/runx2-i-is-an-early-regulator-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-cell-transition-in-the-chick-embryo
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Andre L P Tavares, Jessie A Brown, Emily C Ulrich, Katerina Dvorak, Raymond B Runyan
BACKGROUND: Though normally linked to bone and cartilage development, the Runt-related transcription factor, RUNX2, was reported in the mouse heart during development of the valves. We examined RUNX2 expression and function in the developing avian heart as it related to the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the atrioventricular canal. EMT can be separated into an activation stage involving hypertrophy and cell separation and an invasion stage where cells invade the extracellular matrix...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631145/biaxial-mechanical-properties-of-bovine-jugular-venous-valve-leaflet-tissues
#4
Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, Jiaqi Lu
Venous valve incompetence has been implicated in diseases ranging from chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) to intracranial venous hypertension. However, while the mechanical properties of venous valve leaflet tissues are central to CVI biomechanics and mechanobiology, neither stress-strain curves nor tangent moduli have been reported. Here, equibiaxial tensile mechanical tests were conducted to assess the tangent modulus, strength and anisotropy of venous valve leaflet tissues from bovine jugular veins. Valvular tissues were stretched to 60% strain in both the circumferential and radial directions, and leaflet tissue stress-strain curves were generated for proximal and distal valves (i...
June 19, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626538/septic-thrombophlebitis-with-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-de-novo-resistance-to-vancomycin-and-daptomycin
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Yael Koton, Zafrir Or, Naiel Bisharat
Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with significant risk of mortality, especially when it occurs while on appropriate antimicrobial therapy. We herein describe an unusual case of a patient with prosthetic aortic tissue valve, who suffered from central venous catheter related MRSA bacteremia with septic thrombus formation in the superior vena cava. MRSA bacteremia persisted despite removal of the catheter and appropriate antimicrobial therapy including vancomycin, rifampin, and daptomycin...
May 31, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623907/dna-methylation-dysregulations-in-rheumatic-heart-valve-disease
#6
Kangjun Shen, Hui Liu, Ran Jing, Jiangfeng Yi, Xinmin Zhou
BACKGROUND: The epigenetic changes underlying the development of rheumatic heart valve disease (RHVD) remain incompletely understood. Limited evidence suggests that abnormal DNA methylation might be involved in the pathogenesis of RHVD. In the present study, we evaluated the DNA methylation dysregulations from myocardial tissue in RHVD patients systematically. METHODS: Right atrial myocardial tissue obtained from rheumatic valvular patients who had undergone valve replacements surgery (n = 73) and were compared to healthy controls (n = 4)...
June 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623658/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normalgeriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). Thenormal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode,spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations betweenthe echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
June 16, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612918/morphology-of-the-atrioventricular-valves-and-related-intraventricular-structures-in-the-wild-pig-sus-scrofa
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Sevinç Ateş, Emine Karakurum, Lutfi Takcı, Feyza Başak, İbrahim Kürtül
Morphology of the atrioventricular valves and the intraventricular related structures were observed and the findings were compared broadly to the literature, in the 7 hearts of the wild pigs (Sus scrofa) by applying macroscopic and microscopic techniques. In all hearts examinated, the tricuspid and mitral valves were precise, composing three and two cusps resepectively. The papillary muscles observed in mammalian heart in general were found in both the ventricles, additionaly there were small unnamed papillary muscles in the left ventricle of the three samples...
June 14, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612558/-significance-and-expressions-of-mmp-1-timp-1-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-valve-tissue-of-rheumatic-heart-disease
#9
Yi Yu, Zeng-Qi Li, Kun Chen, Ping Zhan, Jian Liao, Qin-Yun Ruan
OBJECTIVES: To explore expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in valve tissue of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), and to analyzed their roles in RHD. METHODS: The expressions of MMP-1, TIMP-1 and TGF-β1 proteins and mRNAs were tested by Western blot and RT-PCR methods in valve tissues in participants with (experimental group, n=30) and without RHD (control group, n=15)...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610762/early-trifecta-valve-failure-report-of-a-cluster-of-cases-from-a-tertiary-care-referral-center
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Ankur Kalra, Hasan Rehman, Mahesh Ramchandani, Colin M Barker, Gerald M Lawrie, Ross M Reul, Michael J Reardon, Neal S Kleiman
BACKGROUND: The Trifecta valve (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) was approved for commercial use by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011. Several isolated cases have been reported since then, describing early structural valve deterioration. We report a case series of 8 Trifecta valve failures, describing patients' clinical substrate and management, and the pathologic characteristics of the explanted valves. METHODS: Trifecta valve failure occurred in 7 patients (8 valves) receiving 19-mm (n = 2), 21-mm (n = 3), 23-mm (n = 1), and 25-mm (n = 2) valves...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608799/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-of-alar-nasal-cartilage-using-autologous-micro-grafts-the-use-of-the-rigenera-%C3%A2-protocol-in-the-treatment-of-an-osteochondral-lesion-of-the-nose
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Gabriele Ceccarelli, Pietro Gentile, Marco Marcarelli, Martina Balli, Flavio Lorenzo Ronzoni, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella De Angelis
Cartilage defects represent a serious problem due to the poor regenerative properties of this tissue. Regarding the nose, nasal valve collapse is associated with nasal blockage and persistent airway obstruction associated with a significant drop in the quality of life for patients. In addition to surgical techniques, several cell-based tissue-engineering strategies are studied to improve cartilage support in the nasal wall, that is, to ameliorate wall insufficiency. Nevertheless, there are no congruent data available on the benefit for patients during the follow-up time...
June 13, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605496/validation-of-microbiological-testing-in-cardiovascular-tissue-banks-results-of-a-quality-round-trial
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Theo M M H de By, Carl McDonald, Susanne Süßner, Jill Davies, Wee Ling Heng, Ramadan Jashari, Ad J J C Bogers, Pieter Petit
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons needing human cardiovascular tissue for implantation in their patients are confronted with cardiovascular tissue banks that use different methods to identify and decontaminate micro-organisms. To elucidate these differences, we compared the quality of processing methods in 20 tissue banks and 1 reference laboratory. We did this to validate the results for accepting or rejecting tissue. We included the decontamination methods used and the influence of antibiotic cocktails and residues with results and controls...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605428/the-commence-trial-2-year-outcomes-with-an-aortic-bioprosthesis-with-resilia-tissue%C3%A2
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John D Puskas, Joseph E Bavaria, Lars G Svensson, Eugene H Blackstone, Bartley Griffith, James S Gammie, David A Heimansohn, Jerzy Sadowski, Krzysztof Bartus, Douglas R Johnston, Jacek Rozanski, Todd Rosengart, Leonard N Girardi, Charles T Klodell, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Hiroo Takayama, Michael Halkos, Vaughn Starnes, Percy Boateng, Tomasz A Timek, William Ryan, Shuab Omer, Craig R Smith
OBJECTIVES: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel bioprosthetic tissue for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT™ Magna Ease™ aortic valve with RESILIA™ tissue (Model 11000A) in a prospective, multinational, multicentre ( n  = 27), single-arm, FDA Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an independent Clinical Events Committee; echocardiograms were analysed by an independent Core Laboratory...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601321/lysophosphatidylcholine-activates-the-akt-pathway-to-upregulate-extracellular-matrix-protein-production-in-human-aortic-valve-cells
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Hui Cheng, Qingzhou Yao, Rui Song, Yufeng Zhai, Wei Wang, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
BACKGROUND: Overproduction of extracellular matrix (ECM) protein by aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) plays an important role in valvular sclerosis (thickening) associated with the early pathobiology of aortic stenosis. Accumulation of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is observed in sclerotic aortic valve and may have a mechanistic role in valvular disease progression. Lysophosphatidylcholine (LysoPC) is a component of oxLDL and has multiple biological activities. This study was to test the hypothesis that oxLDL and LysoPC upregulate ECM protein production in human AVICs...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599369/biochemical-impacts-of-hg-in-mytilus-galloprovincialis-under-present-and-predicted-warming-scenarios
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Francesca Coppola, Ângela Almeida, Bruno Henriques, Amadeu M V M Soares, Etelvina Figueira, Eduarda Pereira, Rosa Freitas
The interest in the consequences of climate change on the physiological and biochemical functioning of marine organisms is increasing, but the indirect and interactive effects resulting from warming on bioconcentration and responsiveness to pollutants are still poorly explored, particularly in terms of cellular responses. The present study investigated the impacts of Hg in Mytilus galloprovincialis under control (17°C) and warming (21°C) conditions, assessing mussels Hg bioconcentration capacity, metabolic and oxidative status after 14 and 28days of exposure...
June 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595227/-aortic-valve-replacement-and-mitral-valve-plasty-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-noncompaction-associated-with-aortic-regurgitation-and-mitral-regurgitation-report-of-a-case
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Bun Nakamura, Toshiya Tokui, Yasumi Maze, Koji Hirano, Taro Fujii, Masahiro Inagaki, Ryosai Inoue
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is believed to represent an arrest in the normal process of myocardial compaction, resulting in persistence of both hyper-trabeculation and intra-trabecular recess within the left ventricle. The clinical features of this disease are left ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction, which carry a high mortality. Most patients die in infancy, but some cases of LVNC in adults have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases of LVNC with valvular heart disease in adults have recently been operated...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594865/gender-linked-impact-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-in-patients-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-or-non-coronary-valve-surgery
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Gulinu Maimaituxun, Michio Shimabukuro, Hotimah Masdan Salim, Minoru Tabata, Daisuke Yuji, Yoshihisa Morimoto, Takeshi Akasaka, Tomomi Matsuura, Shusuke Yagi, Daiju Fukuda, Hirotsugu Yamada, Takeshi Soeki, Takaki Sugimoto, Masashi Tanaka, Shuichiro Takanashi, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Traditional and non-traditional risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) are different between men and women. Gender-linked impact of epicardial adipose tissue volume (EATV) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains unknown. METHODS: Gender-linked impact of EATV, abdominal fat distribution and other traditional ASCVD risk factors were compared in 172 patients (men: 115; women: 57) who underwent CABG or non-coronary valvular surgery (non-CABG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589644/endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transformation-is-induced-by-altered-extracellular-matrix-in-aortic-valve-endothelial-cells
#18
Sudip Dahal, Peter Huang, Bruce T Murray, Gretchen J Mahler
Alterations in shear stress, mechanical deformation, extracellular matrix (ECM) composition and exposure to inflammatory conditions are known to cause endothelial to mesenchymal transformation (EndMT). This change in endothelial phenotype has only recently been linked to adult pathologies such as cancer progression, organ fibrosis, and calcific aortic valve disease; and its function in adult physiology, especially in response to tissue mechanics, has not been rigorously investigated. EndMT is a response to mechanical and biochemical signals that results in the remodeling of underlying tissues...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586598/an-unusual-pathogen-causing-native-valve-endocarditis
#19
Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil
We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus from the abscess as well as the valve tissue grew Propionibacterium acnes after holding the cultures long. The patient was treated with IV ceftriaxone with good response to therapy. While Propionibacterium acnes is known to cause prosthetic valve infections there are rare case reports with native valves...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582512/minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-repair-in-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#20
Isabella Tagliasacchi, Luigi Martinelli, Leopoldo Bardaro, Sergio Chierchia
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a disorder of the connective tissue that affects several structures including heart valves. However, cardiac surgery is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. In a 48-year-old man with osteogenesis imperfecta and mitral valve prolapse, we performed the first successful mitral valve repair by right anterior mini-thoracotomy. At the 1-year follow-up, he was asymptomatic and echocardiography confirmed the initial success.
June 5, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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