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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350771/recombinant-relaxin-protects-liver-transplants-from-ischemia-damage-via-hepatocyte-glucocorticoid-receptor-from-bench-to-bedside
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Shoichi Kageyama, Kojiro Nakamura, Takehiro Fujii, Bibo Ke, Rebecca A Sosa, Elaine F Reed, Nakul Datta, Ali Zarrinpar, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) represents a major risk factor of early graft dysfunction and acute/chronic rejection as well as a key obstacle to expanding the donor pool in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Although glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling may enhance cytoprotective programs, clinical use of glucocorticoid is limited due to adverse effects, while clinical relevance of GR-facilitated cytoprotection in OLT remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate the significance of hepatic GR in clinical OLT and verify the impact of recombinant human relaxin (rhRLX), which may function as GR agonist in tissue/disease-specific manner...
January 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350546/-we-re-like-a-gang-we-stick-together-experiences-of-ventricular-assist-device-communities
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Holly C Standing, Catherine Exley, Guy A MacGowan, Tim Rapley
BACKGROUND: Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are a relatively new development in the management of advanced heart failure. In the UK, VAD recipients comprise a unique group of less than 200 patients. This is the first paper to explore the experience of VAD communities, the extent to which communities are developed around the device, and how these influence the experience of living with the VAD. METHODS: Qualitative interviews were conducted with 20 VAD recipients (implanted as a bridge to transplantation), 11 interviews also included the VAD recipients' partners...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350382/risk-factors-for-adverse-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-single-center-experience-in-long-term-follow-up-of-treated-patients
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Marcin Grabowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski, Renata Główczyńska, Monika Gawałko, Paweł Balsam, Andrzej Cacko, Zenon Huczek, Grzegorz Karpiński, Robert Kowalik, Franciszek Majstrak, Janusz Kochman
BACKGROUND: For patients experiencing an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a crucial time to assess their prognosis and future management is at discharge from hospital. AIM: To identify patients' risk factors of mortality during post-discharge period following an ACS hospitalization. METHODS: We studied 672 consecutive ACS patients hospitalized and discharged alive between 2002 and 2004. The analysis was done in respect of the type of ACS, i...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348027/implications-of-underlying-mechanisms-for%C3%A2-the-recognition-and-management-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Thomas H Marwick, Rebecca Ritchie, Jonathan E Shaw, David Kaye
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, the incidence and prevalence of which is increased in diabetes mellitus, pre-diabetes, and obesity. Although this may arise from underlying coronary artery disease, it often occurs in the absence of significant major epicardial coronary disease, and most commonly manifests as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Despite epidemiological evidence linking diabetes to heart failure incidence and outcome, the presence of a distinct primary "diabetic" cardiomyopathy has been difficult to prove, because the link between diabetes and heart failure is confounded by hypertension, microvascular dysfunction, and autonomic neuropathy...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345584/mechanical-support-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome-ready-for-prime-time
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Guillaume Schurtz, Marc Laine, Clement Delmas, Francois Kerbaul, Etienne Puymirat, Gilles Lemesle, Laurent Bonello
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a major challenge in current cardiology. Over the last decade, cardiogenic shock mortality has decreased somewhat, but it still remains high, particularly when associated with ischaemic heart disease. The challenges are numerous and include prevention, accurate diagnosis, prompt management and effective therapies to support a failing heart and prevent multi-organ failure. Despite improvements in the care of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), it remains the most common cause of CS. In addition to existing medical therapy, mechanical circulatory support has been proposed for the management of ventricular failure...
January 16, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344950/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-left-ventricular-endocardial-pacing-in-advanced-heart-failure-clinically-efficacious-but-at-what-cost
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Adam Graham, Rui Providenica, Shohreh Honarbakhsh, Neil Srinivasan, Vinit Sawhney, Ross Hunter, Pier Lambiase
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac resynchronization using a left ventricular (LV) epicardial lead placed in the coronary sinus is now routinely used in management of heart failure patients. LV endocardial pacing is an alternative when this is not feasible, with outcomes data sparse. OBJECTIVE: To review the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of endocardial LV pacing via meta-analysis. METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE and COCHRANE databases with the search term "endocardial biventricular pacing" or "endocardial cardiac resynchronization" or "left ventricular endocardial" or "endocardial left ventricular"...
January 18, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344827/molecular-imaging-of-cardiac-remodelling-after-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Daniel Curley, Begoña Lavin Plaza, Ajay M Shah, René M Botnar
Myocardial infarction and subsequent heart failure is a major health burden associated with significant mortality and morbidity in western societies. The ability of cardiac tissue to recover after myocardial infarction is affected by numerous complex cellular and molecular pathways. Unbalance or failure of these pathways can lead to adverse remodelling of the heart and poor prognosis. Current clinical cardiac imaging modalities assess anatomy, perfusion, function, and viability of the myocardium, yet do not offer any insight into the specific molecular pathways involved in the repair process...
January 17, 2018: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344376/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-s-intervention-in-the-management-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Stefano Omboni, Marina Caserini
The pharmacist may play a relevant role in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, mainly through patient education and counselling, drug safety management, medication review, monitoring and reconciliation, detection and control of specific cardiovascular risk factors (eg, blood pressure, blood glucose, serum lipids) and clinical outcomes. Systematic reviews of randomised controlled and observational studies have documented an improved control of hypertension, dyslipidaemia or diabetes, smoking cessation and reduced hospitalisation in patients with heart failure, following a pharmacist's intervention...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343672/applying-the-seattle-heart-failure-model-in-the-office-setting-in-the-era-of-electronic-medical-records
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Brent A Williams, Shikhar Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Prediction models such as the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM) can help guide management of heart failure (HF) patients, but the SHFM has not been validated in the office environment. This retrospective cohort study assessed the predictive performance of the SHFM among patients with new or pre-existing HF in the context of an office visit.Methods and Results:SHFM elements were ascertained through electronic medical records at an office visit. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality...
January 18, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343659/cardiac-mr-imaging-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-techniques-findings-and-clinical-relevance
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Yasuo Amano, Mitsunobu Kitamura, Hitoshi Takano, Fumi Yanagisawa, Masaki Tachi, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Shinichiro Kumita, Morimasa Takayama
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a relatively common myocardial genetic disease having a wide variety of symptoms and prognoses. The most serious complications of HCM are sudden cardiac death induced by ventricular arrhythmia or inappropriate changes in blood pressure, and heart failure. Cardiac MR imaging is a valuable imaging method for detecting HCM because of its accurate measurement of wall thickness and myocardial mass without limited view and the unique ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) to identify myocardial fibrosis related to the prognosis of HCM...
January 18, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343541/immune-monitoring-of-infectious-complications-in-transplant-patients-an-important-step-towards-improved-clinical-management
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Rajiv Khanna
Immune reconstitution following organ transplantation is absolutely critical in preventing infectious complications. However, understanding the kinetics of immune reconstitution and its potential impact on the clinical management of transplant patients remains a significant challenge. Over the last decade, various platform technologies have emerged which have provided important insights into the immune reconstitution kinetics in transplant patients. However, many of these technologies are too complicated and cumbersome to implement in a clinical setting...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343463/the-impact-of-mhealth-interventions-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343412/implementing-genome-driven-personalized-cardiology-in-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Ares Pasipoularides
Genomics designates the coordinated investigation of a large number of genes in the context of a biological process or disease. It may be long before we attain comprehensive understanding of the genomics of common complex cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as inherited cardiomyopathies, valvular diseases, primary arrhythmogenic conditions, congenital heart syndromes, hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertensive syndromes, and heart failure with preserved/reduced ejection fraction. Nonetheless, as genomics is evolving rapidly, it is constructive to survey now pertinent concepts and breakthroughs...
January 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339348/evaluation-criteria-of-noninvasive-telemonitoring-for-patients-with-heart-failure-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Troskah Farnia, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Olivier Steichen
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring can improve heart failure (HF) management, but there is no standardized evaluation framework to comprehensively evaluate its impact. OBJECTIVE: Our objectives were to list the criteria used in published evaluations of noninvasive HF telemonitoring projects, describe how they are used in the evaluation studies, and organize them into a consistent scheme. METHODS: Articles published from January 1990 to August 2015 were obtained through MEDLINE, Web of Science, and EMBASE...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338475/advances-in-atrioventricular-and-interventricular-optimization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-what-s-the-gold-standard
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Matthew K Rowe, Gerald C Kaye
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is one of the most important advances in heart failure management in the last twenty years. Approximately one-third of patients appear not to respond to therapy. Although there are a number of possible mechanisms for non-response, an important factor is suboptimal atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular (VV) timing intervals. There remains controversy over whether routinely optimizing intervals is necessary and there is no agreed gold standard methodology. Optimization has classically been performed using echocardiography which has limits related to resource use, time-cost and variable reproducibility...
January 16, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337636/new-onset-cardiovascular-morbidity-in-older-adults-with-stage-i-to-iii-colorectal-cancer
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Kelly M Kenzik, Courtney Balentine, Joshua Richman, Meredith Kilgore, Smita Bhatia, Grant R Williams
Purpose We sought to determine the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-stroke and myocardial infarction-and congestive heart failure (CHF) in older patients with colorectal cancer, as well as to understand the roles that preexisting comorbidities and cancer therapy play in increasing this risk. Patients and Methods We evaluated individuals from the SEER-Medicare database with incident stage I to III colorectal cancer at age older than 65 years between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2011 (n = 72,408) and compared these patients with a matched cohort of Medicare patients without cancer (n = 72,408)...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336397/large-inferolateral-left-ventricular-aneurysm
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Benjamin Flam, Anders Albåge
The majority of cardiac left ventricular aneurysms involve the anterior and/or apical wall. We present a case of a 50-year-old man with heart failure caused by a large inferolateral left ventricular aneurysm and associated mitral regurgitation, managed by aneurysmectomy, mitral valvuloplasty, and surgical revascularization.
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334508/practical-valvular-issues-in-patients-requiring-ventricular-assist-devices
#18
Mitesh Badiwala, Terrence Yau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As ventricular assist device (VAD) therapy in patients with advanced heart failure continues to grow, experience with concomitant valvular diseases present either before or after VAD implantation continues to accrue. In this review, we discuss recent data and current practice as it pertains to the subject of concomitant valvular disease in patients requiring VADs. RECENT FINDINGS: Persistent aortic valve closure has been identified as a potential contributor to aortic valve 'disuse atrophy' resulting in valve degeneration...
January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333094/left-ventricular-diastolic-and-systolic-dyssynchrony-and-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-a-narrow-qrs-complex
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Shuang Liu, Zhengyu Guan, Xuanyi Jin, Pingping Meng, Yonghuai Wang, Xianfeng Zheng, Dalin Jia, Chunyan Ma, Jun Yang
Aims: Mechanical dyssynchrony has been reported in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), with a majority of patients having a narrow QRS complex; however, whether any benefit is observed with restoration of dyssynchrony remains unclear. We sought to assess left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony and function in HFpEF and elucidate the underlying mechanisms that may account for HFpEF. Methods: Seventy-eighty patients with a narrow QRS complex including 47 with HFpEF, 31 with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients, and 29 with asymptomatic left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) were recruited...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332090/impaired-value-of-99m-tc-gsa-scintigraphy-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-posthepatectomy-liver-failure-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Ikuo Nakamura, Yuji Iimuro, Seikan Hai, Yuichi Kondo, Etsuro Hatano, Jiro Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) was recently defined with the corresponding recommendations as follows: grade A, no change in clinical management; grade B, clinical management with noninvasive treatment; and grade C, clinical management with invasive treatment. In this study, we identified the risk factors for grade B and C PHLF in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Of 339 HCC patients who underwent curative hepatic resection, 218 were included for analysis...
January 12, 2018: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
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