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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644052/a-little-dab-will-do-ya-in-a-case-report-of-neuro-and-cardiotoxicity-following-use-of-cannabis-concentrates
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Shannon S Rickner, Dazhe Cao, Kurt Kleinschmidt, Steven Fleming
CONTEXT: The use of marijuana and cannabis concentrates is increasing, especially following decriminalization in several states. Psychosis and cardiotoxicity have been reported following cannabis use; however, myocardial injury from "dabbing" has not yet been reported. We report a case of hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypertension, severe agitation, neuro-, and cardiotoxicity following the use of "dabs" where there is concomitant confirmatory biological and sample testing. CASE DETAILS: A 17-year-old athletic man developed agitation requiring sedation and intubation for safety, with peak systolic blood pressures in the 190s and hyperthermia (to 102 °F)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640813/identification-of-a-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-susceptibility-locus-at-oas1-that-influences-isoform-switching-protein-expression-and-responsiveness-to-type-i-interferons
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He Li, Tove Ragna Reksten, John A Ice, Jennifer A Kelly, Indra Adrianto, Astrid Rasmussen, Shaofeng Wang, Bo He, Kiely M Grundahl, Stuart B Glenn, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Simon Bowman, Sue Lester, Per Eriksson, Maija-Leena Eloranta, Johan G Brun, Lasse G Gøransson, Erna Harboe, Joel M Guthridge, Kenneth M Kaufman, Marika Kvarnström, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Ketan Patel, Adam J Adler, A Darise Farris, Michael T Brennan, James Chodosh, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel J Wallace, Kimberly S Hefner, Glen D Houston, Andrew J W Huang, Pamela J Hughes, David M Lewis, Lida Radfar, Evan S Vista, Contessa E Edgar, Michael D Rohrer, Donald U Stone, Timothy J Vyse, John B Harley, Patrick M Gaffney, Judith A James, Sean Turner, Ilias Alevizos, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Nelson L Rhodus, Barbara M Segal, Courtney G Montgomery, R Hal Scofield, Susan Kovats, Xavier Mariette, Lars Rönnblom, Torsten Witte, Maureen Rischmueller, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common, autoimmune exocrinopathy distinguished by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Patients frequently develop serious complications including lymphoma, pulmonary dysfunction, neuropathy, vasculitis, and debilitating fatigue. Dysregulation of type I interferon (IFN) pathway is a prominent feature of SS and is correlated with increased autoantibody titers and disease severity. To identify genetic determinants of IFN pathway dysregulation in SS, we performed cis-expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses focusing on differentially expressed type I IFN-inducible transcripts identified through a transcriptome profiling study...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620310/abdominal-binding-improves-neuromuscular-efficiency-of-the-human-diaphragm-during-exercise
#3
Sara J Abdallah, David S Chan, Robin Glicksman, Cassandra T Mendonca, Yuanming Luo, Jean Bourbeau, Benjamin M Smith, Dennis Jensen
We tested the hypothesis that elastic binding of the abdomen (AB) would enhance neuromuscular efficiency of the human diaphragm during exercise. Twelve healthy non-obese men aged 24.8 ± 1.7 years (mean ± SE) completed a symptom-limited constant-load cycle endurance exercise test at 85% of their peak incremental power output with diaphragmatic electromyography (EMGdi) and respiratory pressure measurements under two randomly assigned conditions: unbound control (CTRL) and AB sufficient to increase end-expiratory gastric pressure (Pga,ee) by 5-8 cmH2O at rest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616803/amitriptyline-may-have-possibility-to-induce-brugada-syndrome-rather-than-long-qt-syndrome
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Nur Jaharat Lubna, Takeshi Wada, Yuji Nakamura, Koki Chiba, Xin Cao, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsuhiko T Naito, Yoshioki Satoh, Atsushi Sugiyama
Amitriptyline has been reported to induce long QT syndrome in addition to Brugada syndrome. We qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed the potential of amitriptyline to induce these lethal syndromes by using the halothane-anesthetized dogs (n = 6). Amitriptyline was intravenously administered in doses of 0.1, 1 and 10 mg/kg over 10 min every 20 min, which would provide approximately 1, 10 and 100 times higher plasma concentrations than a therapeutic one, respectively. The low dose hardly altered any of the cardiovascular variables...
June 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616394/new-method-of-sudomotor-function-measurement-to-detect-microvascular-disease-and-sweat-gland-nerve-or-unmyelinated-c-fiber-dysfunction-in-adults-with-retinopathy
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John E Lewis, Steven E Atlas, Ammar Rasul, Ashar Farooqi, Laura Lantigua, Oscar L Higuera, Andrea Fiallo, Lianette Laria, Renata Picciani, Ken Wals, Zohar Yehoshua, Armando Mendez, Janet Konefal, Sharon Goldberg, Judi Woolger
BACKGROUND: Diabetes-associated microvascular complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy often lead to end-organ and tissue damage. Impaired skin microcirculation often precedes the detection of other advanced diabetic complications. The ANS-1 system contains a redesigned sympathetic skin response (ANS-1 SSR) device that measures sudomotor function, a photoplethysmography sensor, and a blood pressure device to comprehensively assess cardiac autonomic neuropathy and endothelial dysfunction...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613240/an-isoform-of-nedd4-2-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-electrophysiological-cardiac-abnormalities
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Shintaro Minegishi, Tomoaki Ishigami, Hisho Kawamura, Tabito Kino, Lin Chen, Rie Nakashima-Sasaki, Hiroshi Doi, Kengo Azushima, Hiromichi Wakui, Yumi Chiba, Kouichi Tamura
We have previously shown that neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally downregulated gene 4-2 (Nedd4-2) isoforms with a C2 domain are closely related to ubiquitination of epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), resulting in salt-sensitive hypertension by Nedd4-2 C2 targeting in mice. The sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 5 (SCN5A) gene encodes the α subunit of the human cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel (I Na), and the potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily H member 2 (KCNH2) gene encodes rapidly activating delayed rectifier K channels (I Kr)...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612277/3-0%C3%A2-t-magnetic-resonance-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-for-semi-quantitative-evaluation-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Liang Yin, Hai-Yan Xu, Sui-Sheng Zheng, Ying Zhu, Jiang-Xi Xiao, Wei Zhou, Si-Si Yu, Liang-Geng Gong
This study aimed to assess coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) differences in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) first-pass perfusion and late gadolinium enhancement imaging. Forty-seven patients with HCM and twenty-one healthy volunteers underwent CMR at rest. Imaging protocols included short axis cine, first-pass myocardial perfusion, and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). Left ventricular end-diastolic wall thickness (EDTH), LGE, time to peak (Tpeak), maximal up-slope (Slopemax), and peak signal intensity (SIpeak) were assessed for each myocardial segment...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606283/-assessment-of-the-radial-and-ulnar-arteries-hemodynamic-changes-by-ultrasound-in-patients-with-primary-palmar-hyperhidrosis-after-thoracic-sympathetic-block
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Y Fei, M M Xu, B Huang, K Y Xie, H D Ni, L Zhang, H P Zhang, M Yao
Objective: To evaluate the value of radial and ulnar arteries hemodynamic changes by ultrasound in patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis after thoracic sympathetic block. Methods: This was a prospective study, from January 2016 to September 2016, 23 patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis were admitted to the First Hospital of Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, 92 arteries of these patients who underwent thoracic sympathetic block were enrolled into this study. Diameters, peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV) and resistive index (RI) of the radial and ulnar arteries were examined one day before and after the operation by color Doppler ultrasound...
June 13, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592591/identification-of-high-risk-patients-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-comparison-between-angiographic-and-magnetic-resonance-parameters
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alessandro Durante, Alessandra Laricchia, Giulia Benedetti, Antonio Esposito, Alberto Margonato, Ornella Rimoldi, Francesco De Cobelli, Antonio Colombo, Paolo G Camici
BACKGROUND: The incidence of angiographic no reflow (NR) and microvascular obstruction (MVO) at cardiac magnetic resonance is significantly different. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of NR and MVO in a cohort of consecutive patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary interventions. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this prospective study, 88 consecutive ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients were enrolled within 12 hours from symptoms onset...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589334/are-there-differences-in-gait-mechanics-in-patients-with-a-fixed-versus-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty-a-randomized-trial
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Robin M Queen, Christopher T Franck, Daniel Schmitt, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is an alternative to arthrodesis, but no randomized trial has examined whether a fixed bearing or mobile bearing implant provides improved gait mechanics. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We wished to determine if fixed- or mobile-bearing TAA results in a larger improvement in pain scores and gait mechanics from before surgery to 1 year after surgery, and to quantify differences in outcomes using statistical analysis and report the standardized effect sizes for such comparisons...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586529/reproducibility-of-the-plasma-glucose-response-to-moderate-intensity-exercise-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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M B Abraham, R J Davey, M N Cooper, N Paramalingam, M J O'Grady, T T Ly, T W Jones, P A Fournier, E A Davis
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the plasma glucose response to moderate-intensity exercise performed on different days under controlled conditions in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Eight adolescents with Type 1 diabetes on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion completed two exercise sessions, each on two separate days, under basal insulin and fasting conditions. On each day, participants cycled twice for 30 min at 55% of their peak rate of oxygen consumption, with each exercise session separated by a 30-min rest...
June 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558079/prognostic-value-of-a-new-marker-of-ventricular-repolarization-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Angelo Antunes Salgado, Paulo Roberto Benchimol Barbosa, Alinne Gimenez Ferreira, Camila Aparecida de Souza Segrégio Reis, Carlos Terra
BACKGROUND: There is still debate about the relationship between changes in ventricular repolarization on the surface electrocardiogram and cirrhosis severity. OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between variables related to ventricular repolarization and the clinical severity of the cirrhotic disease. METHODS: We selected 79 individuals with hepatic cirrhosis, classified according to the Child-Pugh-Turcotte criteria (Child A, B, and C). We measured the QT and corrected QT (QTc) intervals, and the interval between the peak and the end of the T wave (TpTe), and we identified their minimum, maximum, and mean values in the 12-lead electrocardiogram...
December 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549665/effects-of-supervised-exercise-and-dietary-nitrate-in-older-adults-with-controlled-hypertension-and-or-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hossam A Shaltout, Joel Eggebeen, Anthony P Marsh, Peter H Brubaker, Paul J Laurienti, Jonathan H Burdette, Swati Basu, Ashley Morgan, Patricia C Dos Santos, James L Norris, Timothy M Morgan, Gary D Miller, W Jack Rejeski, Amret T Hawfield, Debra I Diz, J Thomas Becton, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro, Dalane W Kitzman
Aerobic exercise training is an effective therapy to improve peak aerobic power (peak VO2) in individuals with hypertension (HTN, AHA/ACC class A) and heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). High nitrate containing beetroot juice (BRJ) also improves sub-maximal endurance and decreases blood pressure in both HTN and HFpEF. We hypothesized that combining an aerobic exercise and dietary nitrate intervention would result in additive or even synergistic positive effects on exercise tolerance and blood pressure in HTN or HFpEF...
May 23, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548976/effect-of-prior-injury-on-changes-to-biceps-femoris-architecture-across-an-afl-season
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Ryan G Timmins, Matthew N Bourne, Jack T Hickey, Nirav Maniar, Paul J Tofari, Morgan D Williams, David A Opar
PURPOSE: To assess in-season alterations of biceps femoris long head (BFlh) fascicle length in elite Australian footballers with and without a history of HSI. METHODS: Thirty elite Australian football players were recruited. Twelve had a history of unilateral HSI. Eighteen had no HSI history. All had their BFlh architecture assessed at approximately monthly intervals, six times across a competitive season. RESULTS: The previously injured limb's BFlh fascicles increased from the start of the season and peaked at week 5...
May 25, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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
#16
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...
March 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
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