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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227343/application-of-a-new-robust-ecg-t-wave-delineation-algorithm-for-the-evaluation-of-the-autonomic-innervation-of-the-myocardium
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Matteo Cesari, Jesper Mehlsen, Anne-Birgitte Mehlsen, Helge Bjarup Dissing Sorensen, Matteo Cesari, Jesper Mehlsen, Anne-Birgitte Mehlsen, Helge Bjarup Dissing Sorensen, Jesper Mehlsen, Helge Bjarup Dissing Sorensen, Matteo Cesari, Anne-Birgitte Mehlsen
T-wave amplitude (TWA) is a well know index of the autonomic innervation of the myocardium. However, until now it has been evaluated only manually or with simple and inefficient algorithms. In this paper, we developed a new robust single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) T-wave delineation algorithm that is able to detect the T-wave with a wavelet based method and automatically calculate the TWA. We evaluated the algorithm on the QT database, achieving a sensitivity of 99.92% for the T wave peak and 99.38% for the T wave end...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225309/anabolic-bone-window-with-weekly-teriparatide-therapy-in-post-menopausal-osteoporosis-a-pilot-study
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Vinaya Gopalaswamy, Deba Prasad Dhibar, Vipin Gupta, Ashutosh Kumar Arya, Niranjan Khandelwal, Anil Bhansali, Sudhir Kumar Garg, Neelam Agarwal, Sudhaker D Rao, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a major public health problem, which reduces bone strength and increases risk of fracture. Teriparatide is an established and the only currently available anabolic therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) with recommended daily dose of 20 μg subcutaneously. However data regarding the long term effect of once-weekly teriparatide therapy on bone mineral density (BMD), bone turnover markers (BTMs) and anabolic bone window is limited. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 26 patients with PMO were treated with weekly teriparatide therapy (60 μg) for 2 years...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224424/dynamic-characteristic-mechanism-of-atrial-septal-defect-using-real-time-three-dimensional-echocardiography-and-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-functions
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Gao-Wa Sharen, Jun Zhang, Chuan Qin, Qing Lv
The dynamic characteristics of the area of the atrial septal defect (ASD) were evaluated using the technique of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT 3DE), the potential factors responsible for the dynamic characteristics of the area of ASD were observed, and the overall and local volume and functions of the patients with ASD were measured. RT 3DE was performed on the 27 normal controls and 28 patients with ASD. Based on the three-dimensional data workstations, the area of ASD was measured at P wave vertex, R wave vertex, T wave starting point, and T wave terminal point and in the T-P section...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223927/effects-of-stroke-on-ipsilesional-end-effector-kinematics-in-a-multi-step-activity-of-daily-living
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Philipp Gulde, Charmayne Mary Lee Hughes, Joachim Hermsdörfer
Background: Stroke frequently impairs activities of daily living (ADL) and deteriorates the function of the contra- as well as the ipsilesional limbs. In order to analyze alterations of higher motor control unaffected by paresis or sensory loss, the kinematics of ipsilesional upper limb movements in patients with stroke has previously been analyzed during prehensile movements and simple tool use actions. By contrast, motion recording of multi-step ADL is rare and patient-control comparisons for movement kinematics are largely lacking...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222749/the-impact-of-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement-induced-left-bundle-branch-block-on-cardiac-reverse-remodeling
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Laura E Dobson, Tarique A Musa, Akhlaque Uddin, Timothy A Fairbairn, Owen J Bebb, Peter P Swoboda, Philip Haaf, James Foley, Pankaj Garg, Graham J Fent, Christopher J Malkin, Daniel J Blackman, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
BACKGROUND: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is common following trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and has been linked to increased mortality, although whether this is related to less favourable cardiac reverse remodeling is unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of TAVR induced LBBB on cardiac reverse remodeling. METHODS: 48 patients undergoing TAVR for severe aortic stenosis were evaluated. 24 patients with new LBBB (LBBB-T) following TAVR were matched with 24 patients with a narrow post-procedure QRS (nQRS)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222005/a-modular-low-complexity-ecg-delineation-algorithm-for-real-time-embedded-systems
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Jose Manuel Bote, Joaquin Recas, Francisco Rincon, David Atienza, Roman Hermida
This work presents a new modular and lowcomplexity algorithm for the delineation of the different ECG waves (QRS, P and T peaks, onsets and end). Involving a reduced number of operations per second and having a small memory footprint, this algorithm is intended to perform realtime delineation on resource-constrained embedded systems. The modular design allows the algorithm to automatically adjust the delineation quality in run time to a wide range of modes and sampling rates, from a Ultra-low power mode when no arrhythmia is detected, in which the ECG is sampled at low frequency, to a complete High-accuracy delineation mode in which the ECG is sampled at high frequency and all the ECG fiducial points are detected, in case of arrhythmia...
February 17, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213374/diurnal-differences-in-risk-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-during-spontaneous-hypoglycemia-in-young-people-with-type-1-diabetes
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Peter Novodvorsky, Alan Bernjak, Elaine Chow, Ahmed Iqbal, Lianne Sellors, Scott Williams, Robert A Fawdry, Bhavin Parekh, Richard M Jacques, Jefferson L B Marques, Paul J Sheridan, Simon R Heller
OBJECTIVE: Hypoglycemia may exert proarrhythmogenic effects on the heart via sympathoadrenal stimulation and hypokalemia. Hypoglycemia-induced cardiac dysrhythmias are linked to the "dead-in-bed syndrome," a rare, but devastating, condition. We examined the effect of nocturnal and daytime clinical hypoglycemia on electrocardiogram (ECG) in young people with type 1 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Thirty-seven individuals with type 1 diabetes underwent 96 h of simultaneous ambulatory ECG and blinded continuous interstitial glucose monitoring (CGM) while symptomatic hypoglycemia was recorded...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211883/the-inflammatory-state-provokes-sexual-dimorphism-in-left-ventricular-and-electrocardiographic-effects-of-chronic-cyclosporine-in-rats
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Hany M El-Bassossy, Zainy M Banjar, Mahmoud M El-Mas
Although cardiotoxicity has been recognized as an adverse effect of cyclosporine A (CSA), no information exists regarding sex specificity of CSA cardiotoxicity. We tested the hypothesis that left ventricular (LV) and electrocardiographic (ECG) effects of CSA and related inflammatory/histopathological derangements are sex related. CSA reduced the LV slope of end-systolic pressure volume relationship and increased isovolumic relaxation constant. These effects were more pronounced in male compared to female rats, suggesting LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204865/prediction-of-human-sensory-irritation-due-to-ethyl-acrylate-the-appropriateness-of-time-weighted-average-concentration%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-time-models-for-varying-concentrations
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Stefan Kleinbeck, Michael Schäper, Anna Zimmermann, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, Thomas Brüning, Christoph van Thriel
Human data about the potency of ethyl acrylate to evoke sensory irritation is currently not available. Therefore, we conducted an experimental exposure study and the magnitude of chemosensory effects in healthy human volunteers was mathematically modeled by combining the factors current concentration (c) and duration/time (t). In a repeated-measures design, 19 subjects were exposed for 4 h to constant and varying concentrations (including peaks of 5 and 10 ppm) of ethyl acrylate with either a 2.5 or 5 ppm time-weighted average (TWA) concentration...
February 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194135/inaccurate-saccades-and-enhanced-vestibulo-ocular-reflex-suppression-during-combined-eye-head-movements-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-possible-implications-for-cervical-vertigo
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Janine L Johnston, Pierre M Daye, Glen T D Thomson
BACKGROUND: The primate ocular motor system is designed to acquire peripheral targets of interest by coordinating visual, vestibular, and neck muscle activation signals. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is greatly reduced at the onset of large eye-head (gaze) saccades and resumes before the end of the saccades to stabilize eye-in-orbit and ensure accurate target acquisition. Previous studies have relied on manipulating head movements in normal individuals to study VOR suppression and gaze kinematics...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178614/geraniol-alleviates-diabetic-cardiac-complications-effect-on-cardiac-ischemia-and-oxidative-stress
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Hany M El-Bassossy, Hanna Ghaleb, Ahmed A Elberry, Khadijah S Balamash, Salah A Ghareib, Ahmad Azhar, Zainy Banjar
The present study was planned to assess the possible protective effect of geraniol on cardiovascular complications in an animal model with diabetes. Diabetes was induced in rats by a single streptozotocin injection. In the treated group, geraniol (150mgkg(-1)day(-1)) was administered orally starting from the 15th day after induction of diabetes, and ending after 7 weeks; diabetic control rats were given vehicle for the same period. At the end of the study, cardiac contractility was assessed by using a Millar microtip catheter in anesthetised rats, and cardiac conductivity determined by a surface ECG...
February 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167559/anti-trypanosomal-activity-of-sterol-14%C3%AE-demethylase-cyp51-inhibitors-vni-and-vfv-in-the-swiss-mouse-models-of-chagas-disease-induced-by-the-y-strain-trypanosoma-cruzi
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F H Guedes-da-Silva, D G J Batista, C F Da Silva, J S De Araújo, B P Pavão, M R Simões-Silva, M B Meuser, K C Demarque, O C Moreira, C Britto, G I Lepesheva, M N C Soeiro
Chagas disease is a life-threatening infection caused by a variety of genetically diverse strains of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi The current treatment (benznidazole and nifurtimox) is unsatisfactory, and potential alternatives include inhibitors of sterol 14α-demethylase (CYP51), the cytochrome P450 enzyme essential for biosynthesis of sterols in eukaryotes and the major target for clinical and agricultural antifungals. Here we performed a comparative investigation of two protozoa-specific CYP51 inhibitors, VNI and its CYP51 structure-based derivative VFV, in the murine models of infection caused by the Y strain T...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159367/selective-chromatographic-separation-of-polycarbonate-according-to-hydroxyl-end-groups-using-a-porous-graphitic-carbon-column
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N Apel, E Uliyanchenko, S Moyses, S Rommens, C Wold, T Macko, K Rode, R Brüll
Porous graphitic carbon (PGC) has shown unique separation efficiency in liquid chromatography for a wide range of substance classes. In the characterization of polymers PGC has particularly been used for analysis of polyolefins. Its retention mechanisms differ dramatically from those of silica-based stationary phases and therefore allow interesting applications. Due to its unprecedented retention mechanisms PGC does not only promise good separation performance for polyolefins but also for more polar polymers such as Polycarbonate (PC)...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121344/impact-of-myocardial-blush-grade-on-tpe-interval-and-tpe-qt-ratio-after-successful-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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P T Duyuler, S Duyuler, M Demir
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial perfusion, when assessed by myocardial blush grade (MBG) is an independent predictor of major adverse cardiac outcomes. The terminal part of repolarization, measured as the interval from the peak to the end of the T wave (Tpe), is a relatively novel indicator of ventricular arrhythmias. The relations between MBG and Tpe interval have not been examined before. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between MBG and Tpe and Tpe/QT ratio after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117492/exploratory-assessment-of-left-ventricular-strain-volume-loops-in-severe-aortic-valve-diseases
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Hugo G Hulshof, Arie P van Dijk, Keith P George, Maria T E Hopman, Dick H J Thijssen, David L Oxborough
Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine left ventricular (LV) strain (ԑ)-volume loops to provide novel insight into the haemodynamic cardiac consequences of aortic valve stenosis (AS) and aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Methods 27 participants were retrospectively recruited: AR (n = 7), AS (n = 10) and controls (n = 10). Standard transthoracic echocardiography was utilised to obtain apical 4 chamber images to construct ԑ-volume relationships were assessed by: Early systolic ԑ (ԑ_ES), slope of ԑ-volume relation during systole (Sslope), End-systolic peak ԑ (peak ԑ), Diastolic uncoupling (systolic ԑ-diastolic ԑ at same volume) during early diastole (UNCOUP_ED) and late diastole (UNCOUP_LD)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114163/doppler-ultrasonography-of-the-central-retinal-vessels-in-children-with-brain-death
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Becky J Riggs, Joanna S Cohen, Bhavana Shivakumar, Carmelina Trimboli-Heidler, Jason T Patregnani, Marijean M Miller, Michael C Spaeder, Nathan P Dean
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this observational study is to explore if bedside Doppler ultrasonography of the central retinal vessels has the potential to become an ancillary study to support the timely diagnosis of brain death in children. DESIGN: Seventeen-month prospective observational cohort. SETTING: Forty-four bed pediatric medical and surgical ICU in an academic teaching hospital. PATIENTS: All children 0-18 years old who were clinically evaluated for brain death at Children's National Health Systems were enrolled and followed until discharge or death...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110482/the-evaluation-of-a-new-marker-of-transmyocardial-repolarization-parameters-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-t-peak-t-end-t-p-e-t-p-e-qtc
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Emine Emektar, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Osman Korucu, Selma Ramadan, Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Eda Kan, Yunsur Çevik
The cardiovascular manifestations of acute ischemic stroke have been well known. Several electrocardiography (ECG) abnormalities have been reported in patients following acute stroke, including QT interval prolongation, ST segment deviation and T-wave changes. This study aimed to investigate the changes in transmyocardial repolarization parameters, in ischemic stroke patients. The study is a prospective, blind, and controlled clinical study. The patients without cardiac disease who received ischemic stroke diagnoses were included in the study...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100427/the-possible-role-of-propofol-in-drug-induced-torsades-de-pointes-a-real-world-single-center-analysis
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Victor A Abrich, Harish Ramakrishna, Arjun Mehta, Farouk Mookadam, Komandoor Srivathsan
BACKGROUND: Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with QT prolongation. Propofol is a sedative-anesthetic with proarrhythmic effects on cardiac myocytes. We performed a retrospective study to determine the incidence of TdP following propofol exposure at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from 08/11/1998-11/20/2015. METHODS: We queried our database using key search terms to identify patients exposed to propofol who developed TdP perioperatively or during non-surgical sedation...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100360/-end-tidal-pco-2-for-evaluation-of-severity-of-disease-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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X Shi, G L Yang, Y Chen, J Guo, W L Yang, P Yuan, S G Gong, R Jiang, Q H Zhao, L Wang, J He, T X Chen, J M Liu
Objective: To explore the difference in end tidal PCO(2) (P(ET)CO(2)) between idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), and to analyze the correlation between P(ET)CO(2) and the indexes of disease severity in IPAH and CTEPH patients. Methods: Data were retrieved from 68 IPAH patients and 52 CTEPH patients who all had received right-heart catheterization, pulmonary function test and cardiopulmonary exercise testing at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital from October 2011 to October 2014...
January 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099164/investigation-of-time-resolved-proton-radiography-using-x-ray-flat-panel-imaging-system
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K-W Jee, R Zhang, E H Bentefour, P J Doolan, E Cascio, G Sharp, J Flanz, H-M Lu
Proton beam therapy benefits from the Bragg peak and delivers highly conformal dose distributions. However, the location of the end-of-range is subject to uncertainties related to the accuracy of the relative proton stopping power estimates and thereby the water-equivalent path length (WEPL) along the beam. To remedy the range uncertainty, an in vivo measurement of the WEPL through the patient, i.e. a proton-range radiograph, is highly desirable. Towards that goal, we have explored a novel method of proton radiography based on the time-resolved dose measured by a flat panel imager (FPI)...
March 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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