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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434374/cardiac-amyloid-imaging-with-18-f-florbetaben-positron-emission-tomography-a-pilot-study
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W Phillip Law, William Wang, Peter Moore, Peter Mollee, Arnold Ng
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March 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434267/amyloid-in-bone-marrow-smears-in-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Christoph Kimmich, Stefan Schönland, Sandra Kräker, Mindaugas Andrulis, Anthony D Ho, Gudrun Mayer, Tobias Dittrich, Michael Hundemer, Ute Hegenbart
We performed a prospective sensitivity analysis to detect amyloid in bone marrow (BM) smears stained with Congo red (CR) and according to Pappenheim of patients with systemic light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. Results were directly compared to routine BM histology and fat aspiration. We analysed 198 BM smears from patients with the diagnosis or suspicion of systemic AL amyloidosis. Ultimately, the diagnosis could be established for 168 patients. Amyloid was detected on BM smears with CR in 33% (56/168). All patients suspicious for amyloid on Pappenheim staining (n = 39) showed substantial amyloid infiltration on CR...
April 23, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433439/cardiac-amyloidosis-shows-decreased-diastolic-function-as-assessed-by-echocardiographic-parameterized-diastolic-filling
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Katrin Salman, Peter A Cain, Benjamin T Fitzgerald, Martin G Sundqvist, Martin Ugander
Cardiac amyloidosis is a rare but serious condition with poor survival. One of the early findings by echocardiography is impaired diastolic function, even before the development of cardiac symptoms. Early diagnosis is important, permitting initiation of treatment aimed at improving survival. The parameterized diastolic filling (PDF) formalism entails describing the left ventricular filling pattern during early diastole using the mathematical equation for the motion of a damped harmonic oscillator. We hypothesized that echocardiographic PDF analysis could detect differences in diastolic function between patients with amyloidosis and controls...
April 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428194/detrimental-effects-of-centrally-administered-angiotensin-ii-are-enhanced-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-disease-independently-of%C3%A2-blood-pressure
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Koki Takane, Yu Hasegawa, Bowen Lin, Nobutaka Koibuchi, Cheng Cao, Takashi Yokoo, Shokei Kim-Mitsuyama
BACKGROUND: The significance of brain angiotensin II in Alzheimer disease (AD) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: To examine the role of brain angiotensin II in AD, intracerebroventricular angiotensin II infusion was performed on 5XFAD mice, a mouse model of AD, and wild-type mice, and the detrimental effects of brain angiotensin II was compared between the 2 strains of mice. Intracerebroventricular angiotensin II infusion significantly impaired cognitive function in 5XFAD mice but not in wild-type mice...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425041/familial-amyloid-cardiomyopathy-masquerading-as-chronic-guillain-barre-syndrome-things-are-not-always-what-they-seem
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Die Hu, Ling Liu, Shuguang Yuan, Yuhong Yi, Daoquan Peng
Familial amyloid cardiomyopathy is a challenging condition that mimics many other diseases, particularly in patients with pronounced neurological presentations and unexplained or equivocal cardiac abnormalities. In this case, a 57-year-old man was admitted for outpatient cardiological evaluation of progressive right heart failure and limb paraesthesias. The patient presented with hypertension, chronic Guillain-Barre syndrome, and sick sinus syndrome. Transthoracic echocardiograms showed a thickened ventricular wall and enlarged atrium...
April 19, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418521/evaluation-of-amyloid-protective-factors-and-alzheimer-disease-neurodegeneration-protective-factors-in-elderly-individuals
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Prashanthi Vemuri, David S Knopman, Timothy G Lesnick, Scott A Przybelski, Michelle M Mielke, Jonathan Graff-Radford, Melissa E Murray, Rosebud O Roberts, Maria Vassilaki, Val J Lowe, Mary M Machulda, David T Jones, Ronald C Petersen, Clifford R Jack
Importance: While amyloid and neurodegeneration are viewed together as Alzheimer disease pathophysiology (ADP), the factors that influence amyloid and AD-pattern neurodegeneration may be considerably different. Protection from these ADP factors may be important for aging without significant ADP. Objective: To identify the combined and independent protective factors for amyloid and AD-pattern neurodegeneration in a population-based sample and to test the hypothesis that "exceptional agers" with advanced ages do not have significant ADP because they have protective factors for amyloid and neurodegeneration...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395866/cardiac-amyloidosis-phenotype-associated-with-a-glu89lys-transthyretin-mutation
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Pierre R Bourque, Arleigh R McCurdy, Lisa M Mielniczuk, Carole Dennie, John P Veinot, Jodi Warman Chardon
We report a 45-year-old man with rapidly progressive cardiac amyloidosis, who required heart transplantation within 2 years of symptomatic onset. Hematologic testing and initial tissue biopsy results confirmed amyloid infiltration but were inconclusive for the amyloidogenic protein source. Mass spectroscopy and transthyretin (TTR) sequencing were required to reach a diagnosis of TTR amyloidosis resulting from a Glu89Lys mutation. Although a predominantly neuropathic phenotype has previously been described with this mutation, the present kinship documents a primarily cardiac presentation...
February 3, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383130/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-with-light-chain-deposition-disease
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Meera Mohan, Amy Buros, Pankaj Mathur, Neriman Gokden, Manisha Singh, Sandra Susanibar, Jorge Jo Kamimoto, Shadiqul Hoque, Muthukumar Radhakrishnan, Aasiya Matin, Cynthia Davis, Monica Grazziutti, Sharmilan Thanendrarajan, Frits van Rhee, Maurizio Zangari, Faith Davies, Gareth Morgan, Joshua Epstein, Bart Barlogie, Carolina Schinke
Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) is characterized by monotypic immunoglobulin depositions which will eventually lead to loss of organ function if left untreated. While the kidney is almost always affected, the presence and degree of LCDD in other organs vary. Ten to 30% of LCDD patients have underlying Multiple Myeloma (MM), yet outcome and prognostic markers in this particular patient group are still lacking. Here, we analyzed 69 patients with MM and biopsy proven LCDD and report on renal and extra-renal involvement and its impact on prognosis as well as renal response depending on hematologic response...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367859/identification-and-assessment-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-by-myocardial-strain-analysis-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Seitaro Oda, Daisuke Utsunomiya, Takeshi Nakaura, Hideaki Yuki, Masafumi Kidoh, Kosuke Morita, Seiji Takashio, Megumi Yamamuro, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Kyoko Hirakawa, Toshifumi Ishida, Kenichi Tsujita, Mitsuharu Ueda, Taro Yamashita, Yukio Ando, Hiroyuki Hata, Yasuyuki Yamashita
BACKGROUND: We explored the usefulness of myocardial strain analysis on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) scans for the identification of cardiac amyloidosis.Methods and Results:The 61 patients with systemic amyloidosis underwent 3.0-T CMR, including CMR tagging and late-gadolinium enhanced (LGE) imaging. The circumferential strain (CS) of LGE-positive and LGE-negative patients was measured on midventricular short-axis images and compared. Logistic regression modeling of CMR parameters was performed to detect patients with LGE-positive cardiac amyloidosis...
March 31, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326465/pet-ct-evaluation-of-amyloid-systemic-involvement-with-18-f-florbetaben-in-patient-with-proved-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-case-report
#10
Dario Genovesi, Giuseppe Vergaro, Michele Emdin, Assuero Giorgetti, Paolo Marzullo
BACKGROUND: One of the most frequent disorders which lead to cardiac amyloidosis is transthyretin-related amyloidosis (ATTR). Some PET radio-pharmaceuticals for the detection of beta-amyloid deposits within the brain have shown to be able to detect also cardiac amyloid deposits. We present a case of a man with ATTR studied with [(18)F]-florbetaben PET-CT. RESULTS: Total-body scan showed a moderate uptake in the bone marrow, especially in correspondence of the vertebral column, while no significant myocardial uptake was present...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315122/cardio-oncology-the-nuclear-option
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REVIEW
Jorge A Alvarez, Raymond R Russell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardio-oncology focuses increased effort to decrease cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity while continuing to improve outcomes. We sought to synthesize the latest in nuclear cardiology as it pertains to the assessment of left ventricular function in preventative guidelines and comparison to other modalities, novel molecular markers of pre-clinical cardiotoxicity, and its role in cardiac amyloid diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Planar ERNA (equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography) provides a reliable and proven means of monitoring and preventing anthracycline cardiotoxicity, and SPECT ERNA using solid-state gamma cameras may provide reproducible assessments of left ventricular function with reduced radiation exposure...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291027/estrogen-and-dpp-4-inhibitor-share-similar-efficacy-in-reducing-brain-pathology-caused-by-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-both-lean-and-obese-estrogen-deprived-rats
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Wasana Pratchayasakul, Sivaporn Sivasinprasasn, Piangkwan Sa-Nguanmoo, Cicely Proctor, Sasiwan Kerdphoo, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R) caused an oxidative burst, increased beta-amyloid production, and decreased dendritic spine density in the brain. However, the effect of cardiac I/R in the brain of estrogen-deprived rats who were or were not obese have not been investigated. Moreover, the benefits of estrogen or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitor therapies in those conditions have never been determined. We hypothesized that cardiac I/R aggravates brain pathology in estrogen-deprived obese rats, to a greater extent when compared with estrogen-deprived lean rats, and treatment with either estrogen or a DPP-4 inhibitor attenuates those adverse effects...
March 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290973/total-artificial-heart-implantation-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplantation-in-an-active-duty-service-member-with-amyloid-cardiomyopathy
#13
Michael S Scully, Dylan E Wessman, James M McKee, Gregory M Francisco, Keshav R Nayak, Jon A Kobashigawa
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac involvement by light-chain (AL) amyloid occurs in up to 50% of patients with primary AL amyloidosis. The prognosis of amyloid heart disease is poor with 1-year survival rates of 35 to 40%. Historically, heart transplantation was considered controversial for patients with AL amyloid cardiomyopathy (CM) given the systemic nature of the disease and poor survival. We present a case report of an active duty service member diagnosed with advanced cardiac amyloid who underwent total artificial heart transplant as a bridge to heart transplant and eventual autologous stem cell transplant...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281017/heart-transplantation-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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REVIEW
Matthew Sousa, Gregory Monohan, Navin Rajagopalan, Alla Grigorian, Maya Guglin
"Cardiac amyloidosis" is the term commonly used to reflect the deposition of abnormal protein amyloid in the heart. This process can result from several different forms, most commonly from light-chain (AL) amyloidosis and transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, which in turn can represent wild-type (ATTRwt) or genetic form. Regardless of the origin, cardiac involvement is usually associated with poor prognosis, especially in AL amyloidosis. Although several treatment options, including chemotherapy, exist for different forms of the disease, cardiac transplantation is increasingly considered...
March 9, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256403/the-utility-of-99m-tc-dpd-scintigraphy-in-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-an-australian-experience
#15
Peter T Moore, Matthew K Burrage, Emily Mackenzie, W Philip Law, Dariusz Korczyk, Peter Mollee
BACKGROUND: The uptake of bone-seeking radiotracers in the amyloid heart is well recognised. 99(m)Tc-DPD has been shown to be highly sensitive for cardiac transthyretin (ATTR) amyloid in an overseas population, but is not registered for use in Australia. We explored its utility as a diagnostic tool within our population. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AL and ATTR (wild-type and inherited) cardiac amyloidosis were prospectively recruited from the Princess Alexandra Hospital Amyloidosis Centre...
February 16, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255101/amyloid-heart-disease-genetics-translated-into-disease-modifying-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Brett W Sperry, W H Wilson Tang
Given increased awareness and improved non-invasive diagnostic tools, cardiac amyloidosis has become an increasingly recognised aetiology of increased ventricular wall thickness and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Once considered a rare disease with no treatment options, translational research has harnessed novel pathways and led the way to promising treatment options. Gene variants that contribute to amyloid heart disease provide unique opportunities to explore potential disease-modifying therapeutic strategies...
March 2, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237549/il-37-increased-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-associated-with-a-worse-clinical-outcome-after-st-segment-elevation-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Kun Liu, Qiang Tang, Xinyuan Zhu, Xinchun Yang
BACKGROUND: IL-37 emerges as a natural suppressor of inflammatory responses. The potential role of IL-37 in the pathology of atherosclerosis is unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess IL-37 profile in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the prognostic role of this cytokine in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). METHODS: In a case-control study, we prospectively enrolled 216 patients undergoing the first coronary angiography, which consisted of 5 groups: normal (n=57), stable angina (SAP, n=36), unstable angina (UAP, n=42), non-STEMI (n=36), STEMI (n=45)...
February 24, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236336/cardiac-mr-elastography-for-quantitative-assessment-of-elevated-myocardial-stiffness-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
#18
Arvin Arani, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Ian C Y Chang, Francis Baffour, Phillip J Rossman, Kevin J Glaser, Joshua D Trzasko, Kiaran P McGee, Armando Manduca, Martha Grogan, Angela Dispenzieri, Richard L Ehman, Philip A Araoz
PURPOSE: To evaluate if cardiac magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) can measure increased stiffness in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. Myocardial tissue stiffness plays an important role in cardiac function. A noninvasive quantitative imaging technique capable of measuring myocardial stiffness could aid in disease diagnosis, therapy monitoring, and disease prognostic strategies. We recently developed a high-frequency cardiac MRE technique capable of making noninvasive stiffness measurements...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219562/isolated-pericardial-infiltration-without-myocardial-involvement-in%C3%A2-light-chain-related-amyloidosis
#19
Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Aziz Guellich, Jean-François Deux, David Buob, Thibaud Damy
Light-chain-related amyloidosis is a systemic disease characterized by continuous accumulation of insoluble fibrillar proteins in different organs. Cardiac involvement is frequent in this condition. However, atypical presentations and unusual amyloid deposits localization may be encountered making the diagnosis challenging. We present here a case of a light-chain-related pericardial amyloidosis without evidence of myocardial involvement and emphasize the difficulty and importance of amyloidosis typing before starting treatment...
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210211/app-as-a-protective-factor-in-acute-neuronal-insults
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REVIEW
Dimitri Hefter, Andreas Draguhn
Despite its key role in the molecular pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the physiological function of amyloid precursor protein (APP) is unknown. Increasing evidence, however, points towards a neuroprotective role of this membrane protein in situations of metabolic stress. A key observation is the up-regulation of APP following acute (stroke, cardiac arrest) or chronic (cerebrovascular disease) hypoxic-ischemic conditions. While this mechanism may increase the risk or severity of AD, APP by itself or its soluble extracellular fragment APPsα can promote neuronal survival...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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