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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226431/the-effect-of-dialysis-type-on-left-atrial-functions-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-failure-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Uğur Aksu, Derya Aksu, Oktay Gulcu, Kamuran Kalkan, Selim Topcu, Enbiya Aksakal, Emrah Aksakal, Serdar Sevimli, Ibrahim Halil Tanboga
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread use of both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), there is no study comparing the effects of these dialysis methods on the left atrial (LA) volume and functions. In this study, we investigated the impact of different dialysis methods on the LA volume and function in the patients exposed to chronic pressure overload and volume overload. METHOD: This study was carried out on the patients who received dialysis treatment at our healthcare center between March, 2015 and January, 2016...
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226384/the-impact-of-volume-overload-on-right-heart-function-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Serkan Ünlü, Asife Şahinarslan, Gökhan Gökalp, Özden Seçkin, Selim Turgay Arınsoy, Nuri Bülent Boyacı, Atiye Çengel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of volume overload on echocardiographic parameters used for the assessment of the right ventricle (RV) and right atrium (RA), to determine volume-independent parameters and to noninvasively investigate the physio-mechanics of RV and RA by examining end-stage kidney patients before and after hemodialysis (HD). METHODS: The echocardiographic images were obtained from 67 patients (49.2 ± 17.3 years, 23 f) before and after HD...
December 11, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225188/rosuvastatin-improves-myocardial-hypertrophy-after-hemodynamic-pressure-overload-via-regulating-the-crosstalk-of-nrf2-are-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-pathways-in-rat-heart
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Pengbo Wang, Lin Luo, Qiusheng Shen, Gaoyong Shi, Anaz Mohammed, Songshi Ni, Xiang Wu
Left ventricular hypertrophy is more commonly associated with hemodynamic overload imposed by hypertension or volume overload. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is involved in the cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis of the left ventricle. The fact that TGF-β1 and the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) both become up-regulated upon persistent vessel overload suggests that these two factors may virtually impact on their signaling pathways. In this research, 40 rats were divided into sham group, model group, rosuvastatin low and high dose group...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223725/transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-a-survey-among-dutch-intensive-care-fellows
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R B Klanderman, I Attaye, J J Bosboom, D P Veelo, B F Geerts, A P J Vlaar
OBJECTIVES: Transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) is a severe pulmonary transfusion reaction and leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality in Europe. TACO is of particular importance in critically ill patients, since they often receive blood transfusions and have multiple risk factors for TACO. This study investigates transfusion practices in patients at risk of developing TACO, and furthermore knowledge concerning risk factors, diagnoses and treatment strategies among Dutch intensive care unit (ICU) fellows...
December 6, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223373/adverse-prognostic-factors-for-morbidity-and-mortality-during-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-mobilization-in-patients-with-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Jason C Yeh, Brandon R Shank, Denái R Milton, Muzaffar H Qazilbash
Patients with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis undergoing peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell (PBSC) mobilization for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (auto-HCT) can experience significant morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to describe the adverse events and identify prognostic factors associated with the development of morbidity and mortality in patients with AL amyloidosis who had begun PBSC mobilization for auto-HCT. A retrospective study was performed in 101 consecutive patients with AL amyloidosis who underwent PBSC mobilization for auto-HCT between January 2006 and December 2013...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218917/genedive-a-gene-interaction-search-and-visualization-tool-to-facilitate-precision-medicine
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Paul Previde, Brook Thomas, Mike Wong, Emily K Mallory, Dragutin Petkovic, Russ B Altman, Anagha Kulkarni
Obtaining relevant information about gene interactions is critical for understanding disease processes and treatment. With the rise in text mining approaches, the volume of such biomedical data is rapidly increasing, thereby creating a new problem for the users of this data: information overload. A tool for efficient querying and visualization of biomedical data that helps researchers understand the underlying biological mechanisms for diseases and drug responses, and ultimately helps patients, is sorely needed...
2018: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215470/invasive-assessment-of-microvascular-function-in-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease
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Takeshi Nishi, Hideki Kitahara, Saito Yuichi, Tomoko Nishi, Takashi Nakayama, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Goro Matsumiya, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate microvascular function in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), which causes chronic left ventricular volume and/or pressure overload, therefore change in coronary microvascular hemodynamics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 30 patients with VHD considered for surgery (10 aortic stenosis, 12 aortic regurgitation, and eight mitral regurgitation) and 30 controls. Intracoronary physiological assessments were performed in the unobstructed left anterior descending artery using a pressure-temperature sensor guidewire at rest and hyperemia...
December 5, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213128/complement-5a-receptor-deficiency-does-not-influence-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-after-pressure-overload-in-mice
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Judith J de Haan, Lena Bosch, Anouska Borgman, Marissa Bastemeijer, Maike A D Brans, Sander M van de Weg, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Joost P G Sluijter, Hamid El Azzouzi, Saskia C A de Jager
Hypertension is one of the most common risk factors for the development heart failure in the general population. Inflammation plays a central role in this adverse remodeling and eventually to the development of heart failure. Circulating levels of Complement factor 5a (C5a) are increased in hypertensive patients and the C5a receptor is associated with the presence of cardiac fibrosis and inflammation in an experimental hypertension model. To test if C5aR is involved in adverse cardiac remodeling following pressure-overload, we induced transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in wildtype and C5a receptor deficient mice (C5aR-/-)...
December 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211855/a-rabbit-model-of-progressive-chronic-right-ventricular-pressure-overload
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Sara Roldan Ramos, Guido Pieles, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Andrew N Redington, Mark K Friedberg
OBJECTIVES: Right ventricular (RV) failure from increased pressure loading is a frequent consequence of acquired and congenital heart diseases. However, the mechanisms involved in their pathophysiology are still unclear, and few data exist on RV pressure-loading models and early versus late effects on RV and left ventricular responses. We characterized a rabbit model of chronic RV pressure overload and early-late effects on biventricular function. METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were randomized into 3 groups: (i) sham, (ii) pulmonary artery (PA) banding (PAB) for 3 weeks (PAB3W) and (iii) PAB for 6 weeks (PAB6W)...
December 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208771/advanced-iron-overload-cardiomyopathy-in-a-genetic-murine-model-is-rescued-by-resveratrol-therapy
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Subhash K Das, Pavel Zhabyeyev, Ratnadeep Basu, Vaibhav B Patel, Jason R B Dyck, Zamaneh Kassiri, Gavin Y Oudit
Iron-overload cardiomyopathy is prevalent on a worldwide basis and is a major co-morbidity in patients with genetic hemochromatosis and secondary iron overload. Therapies are limited in part due to lack of a valid pre-clinical model, which recapitulates advanced iron-overload cardiomyopathy. Male hemojuvelin knockout (HJVKO) mice, which lack hemojuvelin (HJV), a bone morphogenetic co-receptor protein required for hepcidin expression and systemic iron homeostasis, were fed a high iron diet starting at 4 weeks of age for a duration of 1 year...
December 5, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204738/the-association-between-myocardial-fibrosis-and-depressed-capillary-density-in-rat-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Ying Xiao, Yinjie Liu, Jiaming Liu, Y James Kang
Myocardial fibrogenesis is initiated once the coordination between oxygen supply and demand is disrupted in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Clinical observations showed that myocardial fibrosis did not evenly occur in the hypertrophic myocardium. The present study was undertaken to specifically address differential vulnerabilities to fibrogenesis of different regions in the myocardium subjected to pressure overload-induced hypertrophy. SD rats were divided into two groups, sham-operated control and ascending artery constriction-induced cardiac hypotrophy...
December 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196344/differential-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-signaling-pathways-in-pressure-versus-volume-overload
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Jieyun You, Jian Wu, Qi Zhang, Yong Ye, Shijun Wang, Jiayuan Huang, Haibo Liu, Xiaoyan Wang, Weijing Zhang, Liping Bu, Jiming Li, Li Lin, Junbo Ge, Yunzeng Zou
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical overload can be classified into pressure overload and volume overload, causing concentric and eccentric cardiac hypertrophy, respectively. Here, we aimed to differentiate the load-mediated signaling pathways involved in pressure versus volume overload cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS: Pressure or volume overload was imposed on C57BL/6J mice by transverse aortic constriction (TAC), or aortic regurgitation (AR), respectively. Two weeks after surgery, left ventricular structure and function were evaluated by echocardiographic, hemodynamic and histological analyses...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195789/responses-of-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-to-cardiac-overloads-on-myocardial-sympathetic-innervation-and-net-expression
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Bing Hu, Jing Zhang, Jing Wang, Bing He, Deshun Wang, Wencheng Zhang, Xin Zhou, He Li
Protein kinase C (PKC) is a key mediator of many diverse physiological and pathological responses. PKC activation play an important regulatory role of cardiac function. The present study was performed to investigate whether there were differential activations of the PKCε and how the activation coupled with norepinephrine transporter (NET) surface expression, sympathetic innervation pattern and extracellular matrix remodeling in different cardiac hemodynamic overloads induced by abdominal aortic constriction or aortocaval fistula...
November 23, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195602/reduction-of-body-iron-in-hfe-related-haemochromatosis-and-moderate-iron-overload-mi-iron-a-multicentre-participant-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sim Y Ong, Lyle C Gurrin, Lara Dolling, Jeanette Dixon, Amanda J Nicoll, Michelle Wolthuizen, Erica M Wood, Gregory J Anderson, Grant A Ramm, Katrina J Allen, John K Olynyk, Darrell Crawford, Louise E Ramm, Paul Gow, Simon Durrant, Lawrie W Powell, Martin B Delatycki
BACKGROUND: The iron overload disorder hereditary haemochromatosis is most commonly caused by HFE p.Cys282Tyr homozygosity. In the absence of results from any randomised trials, current evidence is insufficient to determine whether individuals with hereditary haemochromatosis and moderately elevated serum ferritin, should undergo iron reduction treatment. This trial aimed to establish whether serum ferritin normalisation in this population improved symptoms and surrogate biomarkers. METHODS: This study was a multicentre, participant-blinded, randomised controlled trial done at three centres in Australia...
December 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191713/assessment-of-right-atrial-function-with-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-after-percutaneous-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect
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Onder Ozturk, Unal Ozturk, Sengul Ozturk
INTRODUCTION: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) for two-dimensional (2D) strain analysis is a new tool to assess myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess right atrial (RA) function using STE in patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) before and one month after percutaneous closure. METHODS: We prospectively examined 32 consecutive patients (nine male, 23 female) who underwent percutaneous transcatheter closure of a secundum ASD between June 2013 and December 2015...
November 27, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191615/percutaneous-mitral-valve-technology-what-s-on-the-horizon
#17
Sadip Pant, Kendra J Grubb
Mitral valve disease is common, with mitral regurgitation (MR) the most frequent pathology. The etiology of MR is diverse, but left untreated results in left ventricular (LV) volume overload, leading to remodeling, dilation of the LV, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, and death. Mitral regurgitation is a high risk diagnosis, yet a minority of symptomatic patients are referred for discussion of surgical treatment options. Percutaneous repair options are under development to address this clinical need and emphasize correction of the underlying anatomical pathology to restore mitral valve coaptation...
November 27, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190613/n-terminal-prohormone-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-but-not-c-terminal-pre-pro-vasopressin-copeptin-level-is-associated-with-the-response-to-antihypertensive-therapy-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Katarzyna Wyskida, Joanna Ficek, Rafał Ficek, Dagmara Adamska, Patrycja Jędrzejowska, Jarosław Wajda, Dariusz Klein, Joanna Witkowicz, Sylwia Rotkegel, Urszula Spiechowicz-Zatoń, Joanna Kocemba-Dyczek, Jarosław Ciepał, Andrzej Więcek, Magdalena Olszanecka-Glinianowicz, Jerzy Chudek
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Volume overload, frequently clinically asymptomatic is considered as a causative factor limiting the effectiveness of antihypertensive therapy in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess plasma levels of N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and a C-terminal portion of the precursor of vasopressin (CT-proAVP, copeptin), surrogate markers of volume overload in HD patients in relation to the number of antihypertensive drugs used in the hypertension treatment...
November 30, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173672/acute-valvular-heart-disease
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Varun Maheshwari, Brian Barr, Mukta Srivastava
Valvular heart disease (VHD) is a common clinical entity. Recognition of decompensated VHD is crucial to instituting appropriate workup and management. Initial evaluation focuses on hemodynamics, peripheral perfusion, volume overload, and active myocardial ischemia. Initial therapy is targeted at improving hemodynamics, fluid status, and decreasing myocardial ischemia before intervention. Echocardiography can rapidly identify VHD etiology and severity along with physical examination findings. Owing to improved survival with cardiac surgery over the past several decades, prosthetic valve dysfunction should be recognized and initial treatment understood...
February 2018: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167616/surgical-acute-volume-overload-impacts-early-on-myocardium-an-experimental-study
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Christa Huuskonen, Mari Hämäläinen, Robin Bolkart, Tatu Soininen, Veera Kähönen, Timo Paavonen, Eeva Moilanen, Ari A Mennander
Background: Acute volume-overload (AVO) predisposes to cardiac failure. Global cardiac injury may ensue after acute right-sided distension of the heart due to AVO. We experimentally investigated whether surgical AVO impacts early on the myocardium and some markers of injury. Methods: Thirty-four syngeneic Fisher rats underwent surgical abdominal aortocaval fistula to induce AVO. The hearts were procured for regional and quantitative histology after one and three days...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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