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Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Martin Reindl, Gert Klug, Agnes Mayr, Johannes Mair, Werner Jaschke, Bernhard Metzler
OBJECTIVE: The utility of different biomarkers for the prediction of left ventricular remodelling (LVR) following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been evaluated in several studies. However, very few data exist on the prognostic value of combined biomarkers. The aim of this study was to comprehensively investigate the prognostic value for LVR of routinely available biomarkers measured after reperfused STEMI. METHODS: Serial measurements of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) were performed in 123 patients with STEMI treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention in this prospective observational study...
2016: Open Heart
Gary Tse, Bryan P Yan
Sudden cardiac death, frequently due to ventricular arrhythmias, is a significant problem globally. Most affected individuals do not arrive at hospital in time for medical treatment. Therefore, there is an urgent need to identify the most-at-risk patients for insertion of prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Clinical risk markers derived from electrocardiography are important for this purpose. They can be based on repolarization, including corrected QT (QTc) interval, QT dispersion (QTD), interval from the peak to the end of the T-wave (Tpeak - Tend), (Tpeak - Tend)/QT, T-wave alternans (TWA), and microvolt TWA...
October 4, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Konstantinos T Tsaousis, Liliana Werner, Jesus Paulo Perez, He J Li, Nicholas Reiter, Jia J Guan, Nick Mamalis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the elemental composition of phacoemulsification tips and their surface roughness in the microscale. SETTING: John A. Moran Eye Center and Utah Nanofab, College of Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Seven types of phacoemulsification tips were studied. The phaco tips were examined through energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for elemental composition...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Chandler A Long, Lucas H Timmins, Panagiotis Koutakis, Traci T Goodchild, David J Lefer, Iraklis I Pipinos, George P Casale, Luke P Brewster
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a significant age-related medical condition with limited pharmacologic options. Severe PAD, termed critical limb ischemia, can lead to amputation. Skeletal muscle is the end organ most affected by PAD, leading to ischemic myopathy and debility of the patient. Currently, there are not any therapeutics to treat ischemic myopathy, and proposed biologic agents have not been optimized owing to a lack of preclinical models of PAD. Because a large animal model of ischemic myopathy may be useful in defining the optimal dosing and delivery regimens, the objective was to create and to characterize a swine model of ischemic myopathy that mimics patients with severe PAD...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
F Birettoni, D Caivano, V Patata, N S Moïse, C Guglielmini, M Rishniw, F Porciello
OBJECTIVES: The size of the pulmonary veins (PVs) and pulmonary arteries (PAs) changes in response to hemodynamic alterations caused by physiological events and disease. We sought to create standardized echocardiographic methods for imaging the right ostium of the pulmonary veins (RPVs) and the right pulmonary artery (RPA) using specific landmarks and timing to quantify vessel diameters and phasic changes during the cardiac cycle. ANIMALS: Fifty client-owned healthy dogs prospectively recruited...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
John R Harry, Leland A Barker, John A Mercer, Janet S Dufek
There is a wealth of research on impact force characteristics when landing from a jump. However, there are no data on impact forces during landing from a jump with an airborne rotation about the vertical axis. We examined impact force parameters in the vertical and horizontal axes during vertical jump (VJ) landings and vertical jump landings with a 180-degree rotation (VJR). Twenty-four Division 1 male soccer players performed three VJ and VJR landings on a dual-force platform system. Paired-samples t-tests (α=0...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Samy A Abdelghani, Todd M Rosenthal, Daniel P Morin
BACKGROUND: Heart disease is a major cause of death in industrialized nations, with approximately 50% of these deaths attributable to sudden cardiac arrest. If patients at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest can be identified, their odds of surviving fatal arrhythmias can be significantly improved through prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. This review summarizes the current knowledge pertaining to surface electrocardiogram (ECG) predictors of sudden cardiac arrest...
2016: Ochsner Journal
Murray Hinder, Pranav Jani, Archana Priyadarshi, Alistair McEwan, Mark Tracy
BACKGROUND: The T-piece resuscitator (TPR) is in common use worldwide to deliver positive pressure ventilation during resuscitation of infants <10 kg. Ease of use, ability to provide positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), availability of devices inbuilt into resuscitaires and cheaper disposable options have increased its popularity as a first-line device for term infant resuscitation. Research into its ventilation performance is limited to preterm infant and animal studies. Efficacy of providing PEEP and the use of TPR during term infant resuscitation are not established...
September 19, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Marc R Mendler, Claudia Weber, Mohammad A Hassan, Li Huang, Benjamin Mayer, Helmut D Hummler
BACKGROUND: There are few data available on the interaction of inflations, chest compressions (CC), and delivery of tidal volumes in newborn infants undergoing resuscitation in the presence of endotracheal tube (ET) leaks. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of different respiratory support strategies along with CC on changes in tidal volume and ET leaks in hypoxic newborn piglets with cardiac arrest. METHODS: Asphyxiated newborn piglets, intubated with weight-adapted uncuffed ET, were randomized into three groups and resuscitated according to ILCOR 2010 guidelines: (1) T-piece resuscitator (TPR) group = peak inspiratory pressure (PIP)/positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) 25/5 cm H2O, rate 30/min, inflations interposed between CC (3:1 ratio); (2) self- inflating bag (SIB) group = PIP 25 cm H2O without PEEP, rate 30/min, inflations interposed between CC (3:1 ratio), and (3) ventilator group = PIP/PEEP of 25/5 cm H2O, rate 30/min...
September 20, 2016: Neonatology
Naser Aslanabadi, Sirous Vosooghi Moghadam, Babak Kazemi, Daniel Fadaei Fouladi, Golnaz Vaseghi, Azadeh Eshraghi, Mehran Mahmoodian, Sarvnaz Tutunchi
INTRODUCTION: There are no reliable non-invasive markers of restenosis after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). The aim of our study was to measure changes incorrected QT interval (QTc), corrected QT dispersion (QTcd), corrected T wave peak to end interval (TPEc) and corrected TPE dispersion (TPEcd) after PCI and to determine whether restenosis subsequently affects these indices. METHODS: From 211 patients, who underwent successful PCI, 202 patients were referred for repeated coronary angiography in order to exclusion of coronary restenosis and included in this analysis...
September 16, 2016: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
Elnur Alizade, Mahmut Yesin, Mehmet Vefik Yazicioğlu, Ekrem Bilal Karaayvaz, Adem Atici, Şükrü Arslan, Anıl Avci, Göksel Acar, Mustafa Tabakci, Servet Izci, Selçuk Pala
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is characterized by progressive replacement of ventricular myocytes with variable amounts of fibrous and adipose tissue. Several studies have suggested that the interval from the peak to the end of the electrocardiographic T wave (Tp-e) may correspond to the transmural dispersion of repolarization and that increased Tp-e interval and Tp-e/QT ratio are associated with malignant ventricular arrhythmias. The aim of this study was to evaluate repolarization dispersion measured from the 12-lead surface electrocardiogram (including Tp-e interval, Tp-e/QT, and Tp-e/QTc ratio) in asymptomatic ARVD patients METHODS: We selected 27 patients with asymptomatic ARVD and 27 age- and gender-match young, healthy volunteers...
March 28, 2016: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Charles A S Banks, Gina Boanca, Zachary T Lee, Cassandra G Eubanks, Gaye L Hattem, Allison Peak, Lauren E Weems, Juliana J Conkright, Laurence Florens, Michael P Washburn
The NF-κB family of transcription factors is pivotal in controlling cellular responses to environmental stresses; abnormal NF-κB signaling features in many autoimmune diseases and cancers. Several components of the NF-κB signaling pathway have been reported to interact with the protein TNIP2 (also known as ABIN2), and TNIP2 can both positively and negatively regulate NF-κB- dependent transcription of target genes. However, the function of TNIP2 remains elusive and the cellular machinery associating with TNIP2 has not been systematically defined...
September 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
I E Panova, E M Ermak, T A Shaimova, V A Shaimova
UNLABELLED: Ocular circulation disorders are an important factor in the development of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). To date, however, there have been no studies on choroidal blood flow peculiarities in case of concurrent AMD and POAG. AIM: to determine distinctive features of choroidal blood flow characteristic of concurrent AMD and POAG and to assess their role in disease pathogenesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Macular choroidal blood flow, including blood supply, was assessed in 54 patients (102 eyes) by means of Doppler ultrasound...
July 2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Betül Kaskan, Koosha Ramezani, Alon Harris, Brent Siesky, Carine Olinde, Darrell WuDunn, Jennifer Eikenberry, Leslie A Tobe, Lyne Racette
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in ocular blood flow between people of African descent (AD) and European descent (ED) with healthy eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrobulbar and retinal capillary blood flow was assessed in 1 eye of 58 participants (24 AD, 34 ED) with healthy eyes with systemic blood pressure lower than 140/90. Retrobulbar blood flow was measured in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), nasal posterior ciliary artery (NPCA) and temporal posterior ciliary artery (TPCA)...
September 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Hidetoshi Uchida, Miki Nishio, Yumi Omeki, Yuka Takeuchi, Rina Nagata, Shota Oikawa, Arisa Nagatani, Yoshihiko Eryu, Tadayoshi Hata, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
: In patients with a ventricular septal defect, left-to-right shunting increases the left ventricular preload. This pathological change affects myocardial depolarization and repolarization and has the potential to evoke arrhythmogenic substrates. We examined the effect of ventricular septal defects on myocardial repolarization by investigating the variability in the repolarization interval. This retrospective study included 19 patients (mean age, 1.8 ± 2.1 years) who underwent surgical closure (mean left-to-right shunt ratio, 2...
August 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
A T Jackson, H T Yates, J H Scrivens, M R Green, R H Bateman
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-collision induced dissociation (MALDI-CID) has been employed for the analysis of poly(styrene) in a tandem hybrid sector-time of flight instrument. Spectra are shown for adducts of poly(styrene) with copper and silver ions. The distributions of fragment ion peaks were found to be consistent from precursor ions containing both metal ions. It is shown how the masses of the end groups of the polymer may be inferred from the mass-to-charge ratios of two of the series of ion peaks that are seen in the MALDI-CID spectra...
April 1998: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
P Wu, Z Y Yang, Y Liu, Y Li, Y H Tan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of maxillofacial injury on skull base. METHODS: A three-dimensional(3D)finite-element model of cranio-maxillofacial bone was established by CT scan data. A lead cylinder in base diameter of 3 cm was designed as an impactor. There regions(upper right maxilla, left infraorbital margin and left zygomatic body)subjected to an impact at the speed of 8.6 m/s(about 30 km/h)was simulated. Thirteen landmarks at the skull base were selected...
August 2016: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
Chadin Kulsing, Andras Z Komaromy, Reinhard I Boysen, Milton T W Hearn
This study documents the use of an integrated approach, involving on-line hydrophobic interaction chromatography interfaced with Small Angle X-ray Scattering (HIC-SAXS) measurements, to monitor the conformational status of proteins immediately upon elution from a chromatographic column operated at different temperatures. Moreover, this approach provides an additional avenue to interrogate the changes in protein shape that may occur across the eluted chromatographic peak. To this end, radii of gyration were extrapolated from the Guinier approximation with the HIC-SAXS data, whilst pair distribution functions and bead model simulations were generated by using the indirect transform program GNOM and ab initio reconstruction with GASBOR to provide further insight into protein conformational changes that occur during hydrophobic interaction chromatography...
October 21, 2016: Analyst
Marios Kolios, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Antonios P Vlahos, Eleni Kapsali, Evangelos Briasoulis, John A Goudevenos
BACKGROUND: There seems to be a significant arrhythmia burden in β-thalassemia major (TM) patients without overt cardiomyopathy. Apart from conventional electrocardiographic (ECG) and arrhythmic risk markers we studied novel markers of ventricular repolarization and autonomic imbalance both at rest and after exercise testing. METHODS: We studied 47 adult TM patients without systolic heart failure and 47 age and sex-matched healthy control subjects. The median age of the studied population was 36 [32-43] years, 57% men...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
John T Kim, Benjamin M Kasukonis, Lemuel A Brown, Tyrone A Washington, Jeffrey C Wolchok
Termed volumetric muscle loss (VML), the bulk loss of skeletal muscle tissue either through trauma or surgery overwhelms the capacity for repair, leading to the formation of non-contractile scar tissue. The myogenic potential, along with other factors that influence wound repair are known to decline with age. In order to develop effective treatment strategies for VML injuries that are effective across a broad range of patient populations, it is necessary to understand how the response to VML injury is affected by aging...
October 2016: Experimental Gerontology
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