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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049818/dor-procedure-for-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum-in-an-infant
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Yoonjin Kang, Jae Gun Kwak, Eung Rae Kim, Woong-Han Kim
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and right ventricle-dependent coronary circulation confers a high risk for myocardial infarction and complications of ischaemia, including left ventricle aneurysms. We describe an infant with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and right ventricle-dependent coronary circulation and a left ventricle apical aneurysm who successfully underwent the Dor procedure and a subsequent Fontan operation. Surgery for postinfarction left ventricle aneurysm can be considered in infants...
September 2, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049750/spontaneous-intra-abdominal-haemorrhage-due-to-segmental-arterial-mediolysis-following-oesophagocolojejunostomy
#2
Jonggeun Lee, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Hoseok I, Chang Won Kim
Segmental arterial mediolysis is a rare vascular disease that leads to spontaneous intra-abdominal haemorrhage, which causes shock and bowel ischaemia, and is associated with a high mortality rate. Here, we present a case of spontaneous intra-abdominal haemorrhage due to segmental arterial mediolysis in a patient who underwent oesophagocolojejunostomy for synchronous triple primary cancer, which was treated successfully by coil embolization. We conclude that a preoperative angiogram is necessary to detect vascular abnormalities, and in cases with severe haemorrhage, an urgent endovascular procedure is the treatment of choice...
July 20, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049617/survival-results-of-postoperative-coronary-angiogram-for-treatment-of-perioperative-myocardial-ischaemia-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-single-centre-experience
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Maximilian J Preußer, Jan Landwehrt, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Fausto Biancari, Abdul R Dakkak, Mosab Alshakaki, Sven Martens, Angelo M Dell'Aquila
OBJECTIVES: Although perioperative myocardial ischaemia (PMI) is a well-known complication following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), standard strategies for its diagnosis and treatment are so far not defined. In this study, we sought to evaluate the impact on survival of postoperative coronary angiogram for management of patients with PMI after CABG. METHODS: Overall, 4028 patients underwent isolated CABG in a single-centre institution between January 2006 and September 2013...
September 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049608/acute-administration-of-oestradiol-or-progesterone-in-a-spinal-cord-ischaemia-reperfusion-model-in-rats
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Leonardo Pessoa Cavalcante, Sueli Gomes Ferreira, Daniel Romano Pereira, Sergio Rodrigues de Moraes, Rafael Simas, Paulina Sannomiya, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira
OBJECTIVES: Despite research into protective pharmacological adjuncts, paraplegia persists as a dreaded complication after thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic interventions. Reports on gender-related neurological outcomes after ischaemic and traumatic brain injuries have led to increased interest in hormonal neuroprotective effects and have generated other studies seeking to prove the neuroprotective effects of the therapeutic administration of 17β-oestradiol and of progesterone. We hypothesised that acute administration of oestradiol or progesterone would prevent or attenuate spinal cord ischaemic injury induced by occlusion of the descending thoracic aorta...
September 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047088/lung-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-the-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Oleg Pak, Akylbek Sydykov, Djuro Kosanovic, Ralph T Schermuly, Alexander Dietrich, Katrin Schröder, Ralf P Brandes, Thomas Gudermann, Natascha Sommer, Norbert Weissmann
Lung ischaemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) occurs in many lung diseases and during surgical procedures such as lung transplantation. The re-establishment of blood flow and oxygen delivery into the previously ischaemic lung exacerbates the ischaemic injury and leads to increased microvascular permeability and pulmonary vascular resistance as well as to vigorous activation of the immune response. These events initiate the irreversible damage of the lung with subsequent oedema formation that can result in systemic hypoxaemia and multi-organ failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046974/stress-echocardiography-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Sothinathan Gurunathan, Roxy Senior
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stress echocardiography (SE) is a well-established technique for the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). This review article summarizes the status of SE in CAD, including testing protocols, clinical efficacy and current use of newer technologies: myocardial perfusion, strain imaging, three-dimensional echocardiography and adjunctive carotid ultrasonography. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent major findings in SE include the clinical value of myocardial perfusion imaging in multicentre studies, as well as when added to left ventricular (LV) wall motion assessment in clinical service...
October 18, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045576/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-is-involved-in-protection-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-ischaemic-tolerance-induced-by-isoflurane-preconditioning
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M Cai, Q Yang, G Li, S Sun, Y Chen, L Tian, H Dong
Background: Isoflurane preconditioning (IPC) induces cerebral ischaemic tolerance, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine changes in mitochondrial function in the brain after IPC, and whether the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) could be involved in the mechanism of mitochondrial protection mediated by IPC. Methods: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with isoflurane 2% for 1 h day-1, for 5 days consecutively, and then subjected to 120 min right middle cerebral artery occlusion...
October 13, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045568/loss-of-protein-kinase-novel-1-pkn1-is-associated-with-mild-systolic-and-diastolic-contractile-dysfunction-increased-phospholamban-thr17-phosphorylation-and-exacerbated-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury
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Asvi A Francois, Kofo Obasanjo-Blackshire, James E Clark, Andrii Boguslavskyi, Mark R Holt, Peter Parker, Michael S Marber, Richard J Heads
Aims: PKN1 is a stress-responsive protein kinase acting downstream of small GTP-binding proteins of the Rho/Rac family. The aim was to determine its role in endogenous cardioprotection. Methods and Results: Hearts from PKN1 knockout (KO) or wild type (WT) littermate control mice were perfused in Langendorff mode and subjected to global ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Myocardial infarct size was doubled in PKN1 KO hearts compared to WT hearts. PKN1 was basally phosphorylated on the activation loop Thr778 PDK1 target site which was unchanged during I/R...
October 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045248/the-evolution-of-donation-after-circulatory-death-donor-kidney-repair-in-the-united-kingdom
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Sarah A Hosgood, Michael L Nicholson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing reliance on marginal donors has driven research to investigate ways to repair and improve the quality of kidneys for transplantation. Normothermic perfusion technologies provide an opportunity for improved preservation, organ assessment and resuscitation/repair of damaged kidneys. This review describes the evolution of normothermic perfusion in kidney transplantation in the United Kingdom. RECENT FINDINGS: One hour of normothermic perfusion can be used to restore function and improve early graft function of extended criteria donor kidneys...
October 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042382/drugs-and-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmia-risk-results-from-the-dare-study-cohort
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Abigail L Coughtrie, Elijah R Behr, Deborah Layton, Vanessa Marshall, A John Camm, Saad A W Shakir
OBJECTIVES: To establish a unique sample of proarrhythmia cases, determine the characteristics of cases and estimate the contribution of individual drugs to the incidence of proarrhythmia within these cases. SETTING: Suspected proarrhythmia cases were referred by cardiologists across England between 2003 and 2011. Information on demography, symptoms, prior medical and drug histories and data from hospital notes were collected. PARTICIPANTS: Two expert cardiologists reviewed data for 293 referred cases: 130 were included...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040663/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-and-highly-sensitive-troponin-t-hstnt-as-markers-of-myocardial-injury-and-cardiovascular-events-in-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
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M Connolly, J Shand, M Kinnin, I Menown, M J Kurth, J Lamont, D Mc Eneaney
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic value of biomarkers of myocardial injury following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Type 4a myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when myocardial injury is combined with either symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischaemia, new left bundle branch block, angiographic loss of patency of a major artery or imaging suggestive of new loss of myocardium. Myocardial injury is defined as a rise of > 5 x 99th upper reference limit (URL) of 14ng/L (i...
October 10, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039548/-corrigendum-farnesoid-x-receptor-deletion-improves-cardiac-function-structure-and-remodeling-following-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Jianshu Gao, Xiaoqiang Liu, Bingjian Wang, Haiyan Xu, Qiang Xia, Tianfei Lu, Fang Wang
Following the publication of this article, an interested reader drew to our attention that we had incorrectly reported (in the Materials and methods section, 'Western blot analysis', on p. 674) that the anti-farnesoid X receptor (FXR) antibody of Cell Signalling Technology, Inc., cat. no. #12295, had been used in this study to probe for FXR. In fact, the antibodies used in the above-mentioned study were a gift from the group of Dr Xin-Liang Ma at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA, USA), as referenced in the following article: [Pul J, Yuan A, Shan P, Gao E, Wang X, Wang Y, Lau WB, Koch W, Xin-Ma XL and He B: Cardiomyocyte-expressed farnesoid-X-receptor is a novel apoptosis mediator and contributes to myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury...
October 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038197/obstructive-coronary-artery-disease-in-patient-with-acute-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#13
Szymon L Wiernek, Xuming Dai
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) affects essentially all organ systems. Myocardial injury in TTP is often attributed to microthrombi formation. We present the first case report in the literature of an acute TTP patient with concomitant obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and acute myocardial infarction who underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). A 70-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with acute TTP required plasma exchange. The patient also experienced episodes of angina pectoris, elevated cardiac enzymes and global ST segment depressions on ECG...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034840/non-anaesthetic-effects-of-volatile-anaesthetics-a-short-trip-on-the-sea-of-translational-medicine
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Lukasz J Krzych, Anna J Szczepanska
BACKGROUND: Volatile anaesthetics (VA) are commonly used worldwide for induction and/or maintenance of general anaesthesia. They act in the central nervous system to reduce sensation and motor response during surgical and invasive diagnostic procedures. VAs also have some non-anaesthetic properties in the brain when administrated to patients at the extremes of age. Their biological impact on other organs should be taken into account during administration of anaesthesia. OBJECTIVE: In this review we summarize the recent knowledge on the non-anaesthetic effects of inhaled halogenic ethers on cells and tissues...
October 13, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033336/open-abdomen-therapy-with-vacuum-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-after-aortic-repair-an-international-multicentre-study
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Stefan Acosta, Arne Seternes, Maarit Venermo, Leena Vikatmaa, Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mats Svensson, Khatereh Djavani, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Open abdomen therapy may be necessary to prevent or treat abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). The aim of the study was to analyse the primary delayed fascial closure (PDFC) rate and complications after open abdomen therapy with vacuum and mesh mediated fascial traction (VACM) after aortic repair and to compare outcomes between those treated with open abdomen after primary versus secondary operation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort, multicentre study in Sweden, Finland, and Norway, including consecutive patients treated with open abdomen and VACM after aortic repair at six vascular centres in 2006-2015...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032362/simple-six-item-clinical-score-improves-risk-prediction-capability-of-stress-echocardiography
#16
Lauro Cortigiani, Clara Carpeggiani, Rosa Sicari, Claudio Michelassi, Francesco Bovenzi, Eugenio Picano
OBJECTIVES: To assess the value of a simple score integrating non-ischaemia-related variables in expanding the wall motion abnormalities risk power during stress echocardiography (SE). METHODS: Study includes 14 279 patients who underwent SE for evaluation of coronary artery disease. All-cause death was the end point. Patients were randomly divided into the modelling and validation group of equal size. In the modelling group, multivariate analysis was conducted using clinical, rest and SE data, and a score was obtained from the number of non-ischaemia-related independent prognostic predictors...
October 14, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032106/effect-of-monoamine-oxidase-inhibitors-on-ischaemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
#17
Hidenobu Tsutsui, Takaomi Shimokawa, Takeshi Miura, Masashi Takama, Toru Nishinaka, Tomoyuki Terada, Masayo Yamagata, Tokihito Yukimura
Increases in renal sympathetic nerve activity during ischaemia and renal venous norepinephrine levels after reperfusion play important roles in the development of ischaemia/reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury. In the present study, we examined the effect of isatin, an endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitor, on renal venous norepinephrine levels, superoxide production after reperfusion, and ischaemia/reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury. Ischaemia/reperfusion-induced acute kidney injury was accomplished by clamping the left renal artery and vein for 45min, followed by reperfusion, 2 weeks after contralateral nephrectomy...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030424/stable-coronary-syndromes-pathophysiology-diagnostic-advances-and-therapeutic-need
#18
REVIEW
Thomas J Ford, David Corcoran, Colin Berry
The diagnostic management of patients with angina pectoris typically centres on the detection of obstructive epicardial CAD, which aligns with evidence-based treatment options that include medical therapy and myocardial revascularisation. This clinical paradigm fails to account for the considerable proportion (approximately one-third) of patients with angina in whom obstructive CAD is excluded. This common scenario presents a diagnostic conundrum whereby angina occurs but there is no obstructive CAD (ischaemia and no obstructive coronary artery disease-INOCA)...
October 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030420/new-biomarker-for-acute-ischaemic-stroke-plasma-glycogen-phosphorylase-isoenzyme-bb
#19
Kwang-Yeol Park, Ilknur Ay, Ross Avery, Juan Alfredo Caceres, Matthew S Siket, Octavio M Pontes-Neto, Hui Zheng, Natalia S Rost, Karen L Furie, Alma Gregory Sorensen, Walter J Koroshetz, Hakan Ay
BACKGROUND: Glycogen phosphorylase is the key enzyme that breaks down glycogen to yield glucose-1-phosphate in order to restore depleted energy stores during cerebral ischaemia. We sought to determine whether plasma levels of glycogen phosphorylase BB (GPBB) isoform increased in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: We studied plasma GPBB levels within 12 hours and again at 48±24 hours of symptom onset in 172 patients with imaging-confirmed AIS and 133 stroke-free individuals...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026631/salmonella-typhimurium-gastroenteritis-leading-to-chronic-prosthetic-vascular-graft-infection
#20
Milo Cullinan, Michael Clarke, Tim Dallman, Steven Peart, Deborah Wilson, Daniel Weiand
Introduction. It is estimated up to 6 % of prosthetic vascular grafts become infected. Staphylococcus aureus is predominant in early infection and coagulase-negative staphylococci are predominant in late infections. Enterobacteriaceae cause 14-40 % of prosthetic vascular graft infections. This is, to our knowledge the first reported case of Salmonella gastroenteritis causing chronic prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI). Case presentation. A 57 years old lady presented with signs and symptoms of prosthetic vascular graft infection...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
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