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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542732/impact-of-subsequent-metastases-on-costs-and-medical-resource-use-for-prostate-cancer-patients-initially-diagnosed-with-localized-disease
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Tracy T Li, Neal D Shore, Maneesha Mehra, Mary B Todd, Ryan Saadi, Gaetan Leblay, Jyoti Aggarwal, Robert I Griffiths
BACKGROUND: The impact of subsequent metastases on costs and medical resource use (MRU) for prostate cancer (PC) patients initially diagnosed with localized disease was estimated. METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data, linked to Medicare (1999-2012), were used to identify 7482 patients diagnosed with subsequent metastases 12 months or more after the initial diagnosis of localized PC (cases), and they were matched to 25,709 localized PC patients without subsequent metastases (controls)...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541470/progressive-increase-of-the-tpeak-tend-interval-is-associated-with-ischaemia-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-porcine-myocardial-infarction-model
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Jan E Azarov, Marina M Demidova, Sasha Koul, Jesper van der Pals, David Erlinge, Pyotr G Platonov
Aims: Repolarization indices of ECG have been widely assessed as predictors of ventricular arrhythmias. However, little is known of the dynamic changes of these parameters during continuous monitoring in acute ischaemic episodes. The objective of the study was to evaluate repolarization-related predictors of ventricular fibrillation (VF) during progression of experimental myocardial infarction. Methods and results: Myocardial infarction was induced in 27 pigs by 40-min balloon inflation in the left anterior descending coronary artery, and 12-lead ECG was continuously recorded...
May 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515827/transient-left-bundle-branch-block-due-to-severe-hyperkalemia
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Kishore Kumar, Madhavi Biyyam, Amandeep Singh, Bharat Bajantri, Hassan Tariq, Suresh Kumar Nayudu, Sridhar Chilimuri
Hyperkalemia is a potentially life-threatening electrolyte imbalance that can lead to sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias and asystole. We present a case of transient left bundle branch block pattern on an electrocardiogram (ECG) secondary to hyperkalemia in a patient with history of end-stage renal disease. A 52-year-old man presented to the emergency room (ER) with chief complaints of weakness and lethargy after missing his regularly scheduled session of hemodialysis. A 12-lead ECG in the ER showed sinus tachycardia at 118 beats/min, wide QRS complexes, peaked T waves and left bundle branch block-like pattern...
April 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457827/ventilation-distribution-assessed-with-electrical-impedance-tomography-and-the-influence-of-tidal-volume-recruitment-and-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-dogs
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Aline M Ambrosio, Tatiana P A Carvalho-Kamakura, Keila K Ida, Barbara Varela, Felipe S R M Andrade, Lara L Facó, Denise T Fantoni
OBJECTIVE: To examine the intrapulmonary gas distribution of low and high tidal volumes (VT) and to investigate whether this is altered by an alveolar recruitment maneuver (ARM) and 5 cmH2O positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) during anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical study. ANIMALS: Fourteen client-owned bitches weighing 26 ± 7 kg undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. METHODS: Isoflurane-anesthetized dogs in dorsal recumbency were ventilated with 0 cmH2O PEEP and pressure-controlled ventilation by adjusting the peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) to achieve a low (7 mL kg(-1); n = 7) or a high (12 mL kg(-1); n = 7) VT...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455103/transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography-in-the-assessment-of-neurovascular-coupling-responses-to-cognitive-examination-in-healthy-controls-a-feasibility-study
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C A L Williams, R B Panerai, T G Robinson, V J Haunton
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that paradigms from the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), including those that had not been studied using TCD previously (novel) versus those which had been (established), would elicit changes in CBF velocity (CBFv). NEW METHOD: Healthy subjects were studied with bilateral transcranial Doppler (TCD), beat-to-beat blood pressure (Finapres), continuous electrocardiogram (ECG), and end-tidal CO2 (nasal capnography)...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449908/association-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-disturbed-cardiac-repolarization-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Christoph Fisser, Alina Marcinek, Andrea Hetzenecker, Kurt Debl, Andreas Luchner, Ulrich Sterz, Jörg Priefert, Florian Zeman, Malcolm Kohler, Lars S Maier, Stefan Buchner, Michael Arzt
OBJECTIVE: In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), disturbed cardiac repolarization before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a risk factor for malignant ventricular arrhythmia. We tested the hypothesis that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with STEMI is associated with disturbed cardiac repolarization. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with STEMI who underwent PCI were prospectively enrolled. To assess cardiac repolarization, the heart-rate corrected interval from the peak of the T wave to the end of the T wave (TpTec) and QTc intervals were assessed with 12-lead electrocardiography before PCI, within 24 h after PCI, and 12 weeks after PCI...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444930/does-postexercise-modelled-capillary-blood-flow-accurately-reflect-cardiovascular-effects-by-different-exercise-intensities
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F Stöcker, C Von Oldershausen, F K Paternoster, T Schulz, R Oberhoffer
Blood flow (BF) in exercising muscles is an important factor for exercise capacity. Recently, a non-invasive method to estimate capillary BF (Qcap ) was introduced. Using this method, the Fick principle is re-arranged by using relative differences in deoxygenated haemoglobin (ΔHHb) as a surrogate for arteriovenous O2 difference and pulmonary oxygen uptake (VO2 ) instead of muscular oxygen uptake. The aim of this study was to examine (I) the relationship between Qcap and exercise intensity during and following exercise, and (II) to critically reflect the Qcap approach...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429806/control-of-structural-transition-in-fese1-xtex-thin-films-by-changing-substrate-materials
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Yoshinori Imai, Yuichi Sawada, Fuyuki Nabeshima, Daisuke Asami, Masataka Kawai, Atsutaka Maeda
Iron chalcogenide superconductors FeSe1-xTex are important materials for investigating the relation be-tween the superconductivity and the orbital and/or electronic nematic order, because the end member material FeSe exhibits a structural transition without a magnetic phase transition. However, the phase separation occurs in the region of 0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.4 for bulk samples, and it prevents the complete understanding of this system. Here, we report the successful fabrication of epitaxial thin films of FeSe1-xTex with 0 ≤ x ≤ 0...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424059/insight-into-human-pubertal-growth-by-applying-the-qeps-growth-model
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Anton Holmgren, Aimon Niklasson, Lars Gelander, A Stefan Aronson, Andreas F M Nierop, Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland
BACKGROUND: Computerized mathematical models describing absolute and relative individual growth during puberty in both cm and standard deviation (SD)-scores are lacking. The present study aimed to fill this gap, by applying the QEPS-model that delineates mathematically the specific pubertal functions of the total growth curve. METHODS: Study population used was the individual growth curves of the longitudinally followed cohort GrowUp1974 Gothenburg (n = 2280)...
April 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419026/the-gas-sampling-interval-effect-on-vo2peak-is-independent-of-exercise-protocol
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Cory M Scheadler, Matthew J Garver, Nicholas J Hanson
INTRODUCTION: There is a plethora of gas sampling intervals available during cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) testing to measure peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak). Different intervals can lead to altered VO2peaks. Whether differences are affected by the exercise protocol or subject sample is not clear. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether VO2peak differed due to manipulation of sampling intervals and whether differences were independent of the protocol and subject sample...
April 18, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416375/automatic-and-manual-doppler-velocimetry-measurements-of-the-uterine-artery-in-pregnant-ewes
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Renato Travassos Beltrame, Lucas Buss Littig, Carolina Covre, Amanda de Barros Martins, Celia Raquel Quirino, R L D Costa
We aimed to compare measurements of speed and blood flow parameters obtained manually and automatically in the uterine arteries of pregnant ewes. Eighteen Santa Inês ewes, confirmed to be pregnant, were followed every 2 weeks until parturition. The systolic peak (PS), end diastolic velocity (ED), maximum and average speed in the cardiac cycle (TAMAX and TAMEAN, respectively), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI) and the systole/diastole (S/D) ratio and body flow volume (BFV) was measured. We began the wave evaluation automatically, then the observer manually marked the beginning and end of the wave...
March 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400369/in-utero-particulate-matter-exposure-produces-heart-failure-electrical-remodeling-and-epigenetic-changes-at-adulthood
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Vineeta Tanwar, Matthew W Gorr, Markus Velten, Clayton M Eichenseer, Victor P Long, Ingrid M Bonilla, Vikram Shettigar, Mark T Ziolo, Jonathan P Davis, Stephen H Baine, Cynthia A Carnes, Loren E Wold
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM; PM2.5 [PM with diameters of <2.5 μm]) exposure during development is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes at adulthood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in utero PM2.5 exposure alone could alter cardiac structure and function at adulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female FVB mice were exposed either to filtered air or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 73.61 μg/m(3) for 6 h/day, 7 days/week throughout pregnancy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400368/relationship-between-peak-troponin-values-and-long-term-ischemic-events-among-medically-managed-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Sarah A Goldstein, L Kristin Newby, Derek D Cyr, Megan Neely, Thomas F Lüscher, Eileen B Brown, Harvey D White, E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, Christian W Hamm
BACKGROUND: The relationship between troponin level and outcomes among patients with non-ST-segment elevation ACS is established, but the relationship of troponin level with long-term outcomes among medically managed non-ST-segment elevation ACS patients receiving contemporary antiplatelet therapy is inadequately defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 6763 medically managed non-ST-segment elevation ACS patients randomized in TRILOGY ACS (Targeted Platelet Inhibition to Clarify the Optimal Strategy to Medically Manage Acute Coronary Syndromes) (prasugrel versus clopidogrel), we examined relationships between categories of peak troponin/upper limit of normal (ULN) ratio within 48 hours of the index ACS event (≈4...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394402/dual-hypothermic-oxygenated-machine-perfusion-in-liver-transplants-donated-after-circulatory-death
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R van Rijn, N Karimian, A P M Matton, L C Burlage, A C Westerkamp, A P van den Berg, R H J de Kleine, M T de Boer, T Lisman, R J Porte
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies have suggested that end-ischaemic dual hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (DHOPE) may restore hepatocellular energy status and reduce reperfusion injury in donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver grafts. The aim of this prospective case-control study was to assess the safety and feasibility of DHOPE in DCD liver transplantation. METHODS: In consecutive DCD liver transplantations, liver grafts were treated with end-ischaemic DHOPE...
April 10, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394258/large-scale-genome-wide-analysis-identifies-genetic-variants-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-function
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Philipp S Wild, Janine F Felix, Arne Schillert, Alexander Teumer, Ming-Huei Chen, Maarten J G Leening, Uwe Völker, Vera Großmann, Jennifer A Brody, Marguerite R Irvin, Sanjiv J Shah, Setia Pramana, Wolfgang Lieb, Reinhold Schmidt, Alice V Stanton, Dörthe Malzahn, Albert Vernon Smith, Johan Sundström, Cosetta Minelli, Daniela Ruggiero, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Daniel Tiller, J Gustav Smith, Claire Monnereau, Marco R Di Tullio, Solomon K Musani, Alanna C Morrison, Tune H Pers, Michael Morley, Marcus E Kleber, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Joshua C Bis, Egbert Bisping, Ulrich Broeckel, Susan Cheng, Jaap W Deckers, Fabiola Del Greco M, Frank Edelmann, Myriam Fornage, Lude Franke, Nele Friedrich, Tamara B Harris, Edith Hofer, Albert Hofman, Jie Huang, Alun D Hughes, Mika Kähönen, Knhi Investigators, Jochen Kruppa, Karl J Lackner, Lars Lannfelt, Rafael Laskowski, Lenore J Launer, Margrét Leosdottir, Honghuang Lin, Cecilia M Lindgren, Christina Loley, Calum A MacRae, Deborah Mascalzoni, Jamil Mayet, Daniel Medenwald, Andrew P Morris, Christian Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Stefania Nappo, Peter M Nilsson, Sebastian Nuding, Teresa Nutile, Annette Peters, Arne Pfeufer, Diana Pietzner, Peter P Pramstaller, Olli T Raitakari, Kenneth M Rice, Fernando Rivadeneira, Jerome I Rotter, Saku T Ruohonen, Ralph L Sacco, Tandaw E Samdarshi, Helena Schmidt, Andrew S P Sharp, Denis C Shields, Rossella Sorice, Nona Sotoodehnia, Bruno H Stricker, Praveen Surendran, Simon Thom, Anna M Töglhofer, André G Uitterlinden, Rolf Wachter, Henry Völzke, Andreas Ziegler, Thomas Münzel, Winfried März, Thomas P Cappola, Joel N Hirschhorn, Gary F Mitchell, Nicholas L Smith, Ervin R Fox, Nicole D Dueker, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Olle Melander, Martin Russ, Terho Lehtimäki, Marina Ciullo, Andrew A Hicks, Lars Lind, Vilmundur Gudnason, Burkert Pieske, Anthony J Barron, Robert Zweiker, Heribert Schunkert, Erik Ingelsson, Kiang Liu, Donna K Arnett, Bruce M Psaty, Stefan Blankenberg, Martin G Larson, Stephan B Felix, Oscar H Franco, Tanja Zeller, Ramachandran S Vasan, Marcus Dörr
BACKGROUND: Understanding the genetic architecture of cardiac structure and function may help to prevent and treat heart disease. This investigation sought to identify common genetic variations associated with inter-individual variability in cardiac structure and function. METHODS: A GWAS meta-analysis of echocardiographic traits was performed, including 46,533 individuals from 30 studies (EchoGen consortium). The analysis included 16 traits of left ventricular (LV) structure, and systolic and diastolic function...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389968/predictors-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Tom Hendriks, Minke H T Hartman, Pieter J J Vlaar, Niek H J Prakken, Yldau M Y van der Ende, Chris P H Lexis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Iwan C C van der Horst, Erik Lipsic, Robin Nijveldt, Pim van der Harst
Adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with morbidity and mortality. We studied clinical, biochemical and angiographic determinants of LV end diastolic volume index (LVEDVi), end systolic volume index (LVESVi) and mass index (LVMi) as global LV remodeling parameters 4 months after STEMI, as well as end diastolic wall thickness (EDWT) and end systolic wall thickness (ESWT) of the non-infarcted myocardium, as compensatory remote LV remodeling parameters...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389293/smoking-cessation-counseling-improves-quality-of-care-and-surgical-outcomes-with-financial-gain-for-a-vascular-practice
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D A Moses, J H Mehaffey, D V Strider, M C Tracci, J A Kern, G R Upchurch
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is strongly associated with atherosclerotic disease. It is incumbent on vascular surgeons to provide smoking cessation counseling (SCC) to their patients. The objective of this study was to determine the association of SCC and improvement in quality of care. METHODS: As a quality project using retrospective data, the study received institutional review board exemption status. A retrospective review of prospectively maintained database from April 2014 through March 2015 of outpatient encounters in a vascular surgery clinic was performed of current smokers...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382699/washout-ratio-in-the-hepatic-vein-measured-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-to-distinguish-between-inflammatory-and-noninflammatory-hepatic-disorders-in-dogs
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K Morishita, A Hiramoto, A Michishita, S Takagi, T Osuga, S Y Lim, K Nakamura, N Sasaki, H Ohta, M Takiguchi
BACKGROUND: Perflubutane microbubbles, a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent, are phagocytized by Kupffer cells. This characteristic may be useful to differentiate diffuse hepatic diseases in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the washout ratio in the hepatic vein (HV) measured by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) can distinguish between inflammatory and noninflammatory hepatic disorders in dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-one client-owned dogs with hepatic disorders including 14 with hepatitis, 7 with primary hypoplasia of the portal vein (PHPV), 9 with congenital portosystemic shunt (cPSS), and 11 with other hepatopathy were enrolled...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378841/%C3%AE-msh-and-melanocortin-receptors-at-early-ontogeny-in-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-l
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A Tsalafouta, M Gorissen, T N M Pelgrim, N Papandroulakis, G Flik, M Pavlidis
Temporal patterns of whole-body α-MSH concentrations and of transcripts of melanocortin receptors during early development as well as the endocrine response (α-MSH, cortisol, MCR mRNAs) to stress at the end of the larval period were characterized in Dicentrarchus labrax. Immunohistochemistry showed α-MSH positive cells in the pituitary pars intermedia in all stages examined. As development proceeds, α-MSH content gradually increases; mRNA levels of mc2r and mc4r remain low until first feeding where peak values are observed...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377930/potential-role-of-carvedilol-in-the-cardiac-immune-response-induced-by-experimental-infection-with-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Aline Luciano Horta, Ana Luisa Junqueira Leite, G Paula Costa, Vivian Paulino Figueiredo, André Talvani
Trypanosoma cruzi causes a cardiac infection characterized by an inflammatory imbalance that could become the inciting factor of the illness. To this end, we evaluated the role of carvedilol, a beta-blocker with potential immunomodulatory properties, on the immune response in C57BL/6 mice infected with VL-10 strain of T. cruzi in the acute phase. Animals (n = 40) were grouped: (i) not infected, (ii) infected, (iii) infected + carvedilol, and (iv) not infected + carvedilol. We analyzed parameters related to parasitemia, plasma levels of TNF, IL-10, and CCL2, and cardiac histopathology after the administration of carvedilol for 30 days...
2017: BioMed Research International
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