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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217026/atrial-arrhythmias-and-scintigraphic-d-shape-sign-in-pulmonary-artery-hypertension
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Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto, Roberto Ricca-Mallada, Valentina Selios, Rodolfo Ferrando
Pulmonary hypertension significantly changes biventricular anatomy and physiology, frequently evolving to clinical deterioration and right ventricular failure. The case of a woman developing atrial arrhythmias complicating dipyridamole stress in concomitance with scintigraphic "D-shaped" left ventricle is briefly reported. Although rare, our finding may suggest that nonselective vasodilators should be used with caution in this clinical setting.
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213449/optimal-adenosine-stress-for-maximum-stress-perfusion-coronary-flow-reserve-and-pixel-distribution-of-coronary-flow-capacity-by-kolmogorov-smirnov-analysis
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Danai Kitkungvan, Dejian Lai, Hongjian Zhu, Amanda E Roby, Nils P Johnson, Derek D Steptoe, Monica B Patel, Richard Kirkeeide, K Lance Gould
BACKGROUND: Different adenosine stress imaging protocols have not been systemically validated for absolute myocardial perfusion and coronary flow reserve (CFR) by positron emission tomography, where submaximal stress precludes assessing physiological severity of coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 127 volunteers, serial rest-stress positron emission tomography scans using rubidium-82 with various adenosine infusion protocols identified (1) the protocol with maximum stress perfusion and CFR, (2) test-retest precision in same subject, (3) stress perfusion and CFR after adenosine compared with dipyridamole, (4) heterogeneity of coronary flow capacity combining stress perfusion and CFR, and (5) potential relevance for patients with risk factors or coronary artery disease...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209616/octn1-is-a-high-affinity-carrier-of-nucleoside-analogs
#3
Christina Drenberg, Alice A Gibson, Stanley Pounds, Lei Shi, Dena Rhinehart, Lie Li, Shuiying Hu, Guoqing Du, Anne T Nies, Matthias Schwab, Navjotsingh Pabla, William Blum, Tanja A Gruber, Sharyn D Baker, Alex Sparreboom
Resistance to xenobiotic nucleosides used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers remains a major obstacle to clinical management. One process suggested to participate in resistance is reduced uptake into tumor cells via nucleoside transporters, although precise mechanisms are not understood. Through transcriptomic profiling, we determined that low expression of the ergothioneine transporter OCTN1 (SLC22A4; ETT) strongly predicts poor event-free survival and overall survival in multiple cohorts of AML patients receiving treatment with the cytidine nucleoside analog cytarabine...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150082/relationship-between-gated-myocardial-perfusion-spect-findings-and-hemodynamic-electrocardiographic-and-heart-rate-changes-after-dipyridamole-infusion
#4
Arash Gholoobi, Narjess Ayati, Alireza Baghyari, Mohsen Mouhebati, Baharak Atar, Vahid Reza Dabbagh Kakhki
After dipyridamole infusion, electrocardiographic (ECG), blood pressure and heart rate (HR) changes were seen. We tried to investigate whether there is a relationship between hemodynamic, ECG and HR changes after dipyridamole infusion and gated myocardial perfusion SPECT findings. We studied 206 consecutive patients which underwent a 2-day protocol Dipyridamole Stress/Rest Tc99m-Sestamibi gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), HR and ECG were recorded...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079785/antiplatelet-agents-and-the-prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Elvira O G van Vliet, Lisa A Askie, Ben W J Mol, Martijn A Oudijk
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous preterm birth is an important cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. An increasing body of evidence suggests that uteroplacental ischemia plays an important role in the etiology of spontaneous preterm birth. We aimed to study whether antiplatelet agents reduce the risk of spontaneous preterm birth. DATA SOURCES: We included data from an individual participant data meta-analysis of studies that had evaluated the effect of antiplatelet agents to reduce preeclampsia (Perinatal Antiplatelet Review of International Studies Individual Participant Data)...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050630/myocardial-blood-flow-and-left-ventricular-functional-reserve-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-13-nh3-gated-pet-study
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Roberto Sciagrà, Raffaella Calabretta, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Passeri, Angelo Castello, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Alberto Pupi
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), which is detected by measuring myocardial blood flow (MBF) with PET. Whether CMD may be associated with ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is unclear. We therefore assessed LV ejection fraction (EF) reserve in HCM patients undergoing dipyridamole (Dip) PET. METHODS: Resting and stress (13)NH3 dynamic as well as gated PET were performed in 34 HCM patients...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041785/a-semi-quantitative-translational-pharmacology-analysis-to-understand-the-relationship-between-in-vitro-ent1-inhibition-and-the-clinical-incidence-of-dyspnoea-and-bronchospasm
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Lyn Rosenbrier Ribeiro, R Ian Storer
Adenosine contributes to the pathophysiology of respiratory disease, and adenosine challenge leads to bronchospasm and dyspnoea in patients. The equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) terminates the action of adenosine by removal from the extracellular environment. Therefore, it is proposed that inhibition of ENT1 in respiratory disease patients leads to increased adenosine concentrations, triggering bronchospasm and dyspnoea. This study aims to assess the translation of in vitro ENT1 inhibition to the clinical incidence of bronchospasm and dyspnoea in respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and healthy volunteer populations...
December 29, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035425/myocardial-stress-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-initial-experience-in-a-pediatric-and-young-adult-population-using-regadenoson
#8
Cory V Noel, Ramkumar Krishnamurthy, Brady Moffett, Rajesh Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND: Dipyridamole and adenosine are traditional pharmacological stressors for myocardial perfusion. Regadenoson, a selective adenosine A2A agonist, has a lower side effect profile with lower incidence of bronchospasm and bradycardia. There is a growing need for myocardial perfusion assessment within pediatrics. There is no report on the utility of regadenoson as a stress agent in children. OBJECTIVE: To observe the safety and feasibility of regadenoson as a pharmacologic stressor for perfusion cardiac MR in a pilot cohort of pediatric patients weighing more than 40 kg who have congenital heart disease and pediatric acquired heart disease...
December 29, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017383/routine-clinical-quantitative-rest-stress-myocardial-perfusion-for-managing-coronary-artery-disease-clinical-relevance-of-test-retest-variability
#9
Danai Kitkungvan, Nils P Johnson, Amanda E Roby, Monika B Patel, Richard Kirkeeide, K Lance Gould
OBJECTIVES: Positron emission tomography (PET) quantifies stress myocardial perfusion (in cc/min/g) and coronary flow reserve to guide noninvasively the management of coronary artery disease. This study determined their test-retest precision within minutes and daily biological variability essential for bounding clinical decision-making or risk stratification based on low flow ischemic thresholds or follow-up changes. BACKGROUND: Randomized trials of fractional flow reserve-guided percutaneous coronary interventions established an objective, quantitative, outcomes-driven standard of physiological stenosis severity...
December 21, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000002/stress-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-coronary-artery-lesions-in-children
#10
Chodchanok Vijarnsorn, Michelle Noga, Daryl Schantz, Dion Pepelassis, Edythe B Tham
BACKGROUND: Stress perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is used widely in adult ischemic heart disease, but data in children is limited. We sought to evaluate feasibility, accuracy and prognostic value of stress CMR in children with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Stress CMR was reviewed from two pediatric centers over 5 years using a standard pharmacologic protocol. Wall motion abnormalities, perfusion deficits and late enhancement were correlated with coronary angiogram (CAG) when available, and clinical status at 1 year follow-up for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; coronary revascularization, non-fatal myocardial infarction and death due to CAD) was recorded...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993652/effects-of-pre-and-post-treatments-with-dipyridamole-in-gentamicin-induced-acute-nephrotoxicity-in-the-rat
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Pitchai Balakumar, Wei Ern WitnessKoe, Yi Syen Gan, Soo Mei JemayPuah, Subramaniam Kuganesswari, Sunil Kumar Prajapati, Rajavel Varatharajan, Sam Annie Jayachristy, Karupiah Sundram, Mohd Baidi Bahari
This study investigated the pretreatment and post-treatment effects of dipyridamole (20 mg/kg/day, p.o.) in gentamicin-induced acute nephrotoxicity in rats. Rats were administered gentamicin (100 mg/kg/day, i.p.) for 8 days. Gentamicin-administered rats exhibited renal structural and functional changes as assessed in terms of a significant increase in serum creatinine and urea and kidney weight to body weight ratio as compared to normal rats. Renal histopathological studies revealed a marked incidence of acute tubular necrosis in gentamicin-administered rats...
December 18, 2016: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989579/plasma-palmitoylethanolamide-pea-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-impaired-coronary-function
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Alessandra Quercioli, Federico Carbone, Aldo Bonaventura, Luca Liberale, Zoltan Pataky, Aurélien Thomas, Sébastien Lenglet, Estelle Lauer, Alain Golay, Franco Dallegri, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Thomas H Schindler, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: Among endocannabinoid (EC)-related mediators, Oleoyl-ethanolamide (OEA) and Palmitoyl-ethanolamide (PEA), two endogenous PPARα agonists with lipolytic and anti-inflammatory action, respectively, are being actively investigated. Here, we assessed the potential association between plasma levels of PEA and OEA and coronary function in a cohort including normal, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese (MOB) individuals. METHODS: Myocardial perfusion and endothelium-related myocardial blood flow (MBF) responses to cold pressor test (CPT) and during pharmacological vasodilation with dipyridamole were measured with (13)N-ammonia positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987028/left-ventricular-function-in-response-to-dipyridamole-stress-head-to-head-comparison-between-82-rubidium-pet-and-99m-tc-sestamibi-spect-ecg-gated-myocardial-perfusion-imaging
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Maria Clementina Giorgi, Jose Claudio Meneghetti, Jose Soares, Marisa Izaki, Andréa Falcão, Rodrigo Imada, William Chalela, Marco Antonio de Oliveira, Cesar Nomura, Hein J Verberne
PURPOSE: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with (99m)Tc-sestamibi (sestamibi) SPECT and rubidium-82 ((82)Rb) PET both allow for combined assessment of perfusion and left ventricular (LV) function. We sought to compare parameters of LV function obtained with both methods using a single dipyridamole stress dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 221 consecutive patients (65.2 ± 10.4 years, 52.9% male) underwent consecutive sestamibi and (82)Rb MPI after a single dipyridamole stress dose...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969869/tct-506-coronary-sinus-reduction-improves-myocardial-perfusion-reserve-index-assessed-by-dipyridamole-stress-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Francesco Giannini, Andrea Aurelio, Antonio Esposito, Anna Palmisano, Richard Jabbour, Damiano Regazzoli, Roberto Spoladore, Massimo Slavich, Annarita Botta, Alessia Faccini, Marco Ancona, Antonio Mangieri, Matteo Montorfano, Azeem Latib, Alaide Chieffo, Francesco De Cobelli, Antonio Colombo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909712/myocardial-perfusion-spect-2015-in-germany-results-of-the-7th-survey
#15
Oliver Lindner, Wolfgang Burchert, Wolfgang Schäfer, Marcus Hacker
AIM: The working group Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine presents the results of the 7th survey of myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) of the reporting year 2015. METHOD: 268 questionnaires (173 practices [PR], 67 hospitals [HO], 28 university hospitals [UH]) were evaluated. Results of the last survey from 2012 are set in squared brackets. RESULTS: MPS of 121 939 [105 941] patients were reported. 98 % [95 %] of all MPS were performed with Tc-99m radiopharmaceuticals and 2 % [5 %] with Tl-201...
December 2, 2016: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889266/the-effect-anticoagulation-status-on-geriatric-fall-trauma-patients
#16
Julia Coleman, Mustafa Baldawi, David Heidt
BACKGROUND: This research study aims to identify the effect of anticoagulation status on hospital course, complications, and outcomes among geriatric fall trauma patients. METHODS: The study design is a retrospective cohort study, looking at fall trauma among patients aged 60 to 80 years from 2009 to 2013 at a university hospital in the United States. The statistical analysis, conducted with SPSS software with a threshold for statistical significance of P < ...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870973/transthoracic-doppler-echocardiography-compared-with-positron-emission-tomography-for-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-the-ipower-study
#17
Marie Mide Michelsen, Naja Dam Mygind, Adam Pena, Rasmus Huan Olsen, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Ida Gustafsson, Peter Riis Hansen, Henrik Steen Hansen, Nis Høst, Jens Kastrup, Eva Prescott
BACKGROUND: Coronary microvascular function can be assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography as a coronary flow velocity reserve (TTDE CFVR) and by positron emission tomography as a myocardial blood flow reserve (PET MBFR). PET MBFR is regarded the noninvasive reference standard for measuring coronary microvascular function but has limited availability. We compared TTDE CFVR with PET MBFR in women with angina pectoris and no obstructive coronary artery disease and assessed repeatability of TTDE CFVR...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843105/dual-imaging-stress-echocardiography-for-prognostic-assessment-of-high-risk-asymptomatic-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Lauro Cortigiani, Sonia Gherardi, Michela Faggioni, Francesco Bovenzi, Eugenio Picano, Christina Petersen, Sabrina Molinaro, Rosa Sicari
BACKGROUND: In patients with diabetes, the utility of diagnostic screening cardiac tests in subjects without clinical coronary artery disease remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic meaning of dual-imaging stress echocardiography (conventional wall motion analysis and Doppler-derived coronary flow velocity reserve [CFVR] of the left anterior descending coronary artery) in high-risk asymptomatic individuals with diabetes. METHODS: This was a prospective analysis of 230 asymptomatic patients with diabetes (128 men; mean age, 66 ± 9 years) with no clinical evidence of coronary artery disease, no Q waves or deep negative waves on the electrocardiogram, and no wall motion abnormalities on resting echocardiography...
November 11, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816341/stroke-prevention
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REVIEW
Clothilde Isabel, David Calvet, Jean-Louis Mas
Patients who have had a stroke are at high risk for recurrent stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death. Prevention of these events should be initiated promptly after stroke, because many recurrent events occur early, and should be tailored to the precise cause of stroke, which may require specific treatment. Lifestyle advice including abstinence from smoking, regular exercise, Mediterranean-style diet, and reduction of salt intake and alcohol consumption are recommended for all patients with stroke...
December 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811309/baseline-characteristics-of-the-3096-patients-recruited-into-the-triple-antiplatelets-for-reducing-dependency-after-ischemic-stroke-trial
#20
Philip Mw Bath, Jason P Appleton, Maia Beridze, Hanne Christensen, Robert A Dineen, Lelia Duley, Timothy J England, Stan Heptinstall, Marilyn James, Kailash Krishnan, Hugh S Markus, Stuart Pocock, Annemarei Ranta, Thompson G Robinson, Katie Flaherty, Polly Scutt, Graham S Venables, Lisa J Woodhouse, Nikola Sprigg
BACKGROUND: The risk of recurrence following ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack is highest immediately after the event. Antiplatelet agents are effective in reducing the risk of recurrence and two agents are superior to one in the early phase after ictus. DESIGN: The triple antiplatelets for reducing dependency after ischemic stroke trial was an international multicenter prospective randomized open-label blinded-endpoint trial that assessed the safety and efficacy of short-term intensive antiplatelet therapy with three agents (combined aspirin, clopidogrel and dipyridamole) as compared with guideline treatment in acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
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