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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730947/safety-of-nitric-oxide-added-to-the-ecmo-circuit-a-pilot-study-in-children
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Roberto Chiletti, Steve Horton, Andrzej Bednarz, Robert Bartlett, Warwick Butt
We describe our experience of 30 consecutive children supported with ECMO and receiving 20 ppm of nitric oxide in the oxygenator of the ECMO circuit. Administration of nitric oxide into the ECMO circuit is safe and could potentially mitigate ischaemia reperfusion injury and end-organ dysfunction of children requiring mechanical support.
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730895/incidence-treatment-strategies-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-and-without-ongoing-myocardial-ischaemia-results-from-the-czech-3-registry
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Petr Tousek, Klara Staskova, Anna Mala, Martin Sluka, Alexandra Vodzinska, Radek Jancar, Denisa Maluskova, Jiri Jarkovsky, Petr Widimsky
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome with signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia at first medical contact should be indicated for immediate invasive treatment. AIM: To assess the incidence, treatment strategies and outcomes of acute coronary syndrome in a large unselected cohort of patients with respect to the signs of ongoing myocardial ischaemia. METHODS: The CZECH-3 registry included 1754 consecutive patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome to 43 hospitals during a 2-month period in the autumn of 2015...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730645/effect-of-metformin-on-germ-cell-specific-apoptosis-oxidative-stress-and-epididymal-sperm-quality-after-testicular-torsion-detorsion-in-rats
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M Ghasemnejad-Berenji, M Ghazi-Khansari, I Yazdani, M Nobakht, A Abdollahi, H Ghasemnejad-Berenji, J Mohajer Ansari, S Pashapour, A R Dehpour
The study was designed to evaluate the effects of metformin on apoptosis and epididymal sperm quality in a rat testicular ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model. A total of 72 male rats were divided into four groups (n = 18 for each group): group 1 (sham-operated group), group 2 (metformin group), group 3 (torsion/detorsion [T/D] + saline) and group 4 (T/D + 300 mg kg(-1) metformin). Testicular torsion was achieved by rotating the right testis 720° in a clockwise direction for 1 hr. Tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) level and caspase-3 activity increased and the activities of catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase decreased in comparison with sham-operated group 4 hr after detorsion (p < ...
July 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716153/a-nested-mechanistic-sub-study-into-the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-versus-placebo-on-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-cerebral-ischaemia-in-isolated-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-crash-3-trial-intracranial-bleeding-mechanistic
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Abda Mahmood, Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur
BACKGROUND: Tranexamic acid prevents blood clots from breaking down and reduces bleeding. However, it is uncertain whether tranexamic acid is effective in traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial is a randomised controlled trial that will examine the effect of tranexamic acid (versus placebo) on death and disability in 13,000 patients with traumatic brain injury. The CRASH-3 trial hypothesizes that tranexamic acid will reduce intracranial haemorrhage, which will reduce the risk of death...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712882/perfusion-of-muscle-flaps-independent-of-the-anatomical-vascular-pedicle-pedicle-autonomy
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K Bradshaw, M Wagels
INTRODUCTION: Free muscle flaps are being used more commonly for complex lower limb reconstruction. Up to 33% of flaps used to reconstruct lower limb trauma will require an orthopaedic procedure after reconstruction. To date there have been only case reports detailing the variable survival of muscle flaps after actual or simulated pedicle injury and the process and timeframe of neovascularisation remains undefined. We aim to show that perfusion of a muscle flap is possible after injury to its anatomical vascular pedicle...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711979/acute-kidney-injury-and-critical-limb-ischaemia-associated-with-the-use-of-the-so-called-legal-high-3-fluorophenmetrazine
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Michael Fawzy, Wei San Wong-Morrow, Anthony Beaumont, Chris K T Farmer
Until the law in the United Kingdom (UK) changed in May 2016 so called "legal highs" or "new psychoactive substances" were freely available in high street shops across the UK. Following prohibition these drugs are still easily purchased illegally via the internet. We report a case of a patient who self-administered 3-fluorophenmetrazine intravenously with catastrophic consequences. Adverse effects were almost immediate with symptoms of malaise and tachycardia. Two days post administration he was transferred to the intensive therapy unit with acute kidney injury and irreversible four limb ischaemia...
July 15, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710488/pathological-effect-of-arterial-ischaemia-and-venous-congestion-on-rat-testes
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Shuichi Hirai, Naoyuki Hatayama, Munekazu Naito, Kenta Nagahori, Shinichi Kawata, Shogo Hayashi, Ning Qu, Hayato Terayama, Sunao Shoji, Masahiro Itoh
Many studies on various organs have concluded that venous congestion (VC) causes severe organ dysfunction with elevation of oxidative stress relative to that of arterial ischaemia (AI). However, a comparison of the pathological effects of AI and VC on the testes has not been conducted. In this study, models of AI and VC and their reperfusion in rat testes, respectively, were developed and analysed. Testicular arteries or veins were interrupted for 6 h, re-perfused and kept for 4 weeks; the effects on the testes were then evaluated...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709962/the-role-of-macrophages-in-the-development-of-biliary-injury-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-aggravated-hepatic-ischaemia-reperfusion-model
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REVIEW
J Reiling, K R Bridle, F G Schaap, L Jaskowski, N Santrampurwala, L J Britton, C M Campbell, P L M Jansen, S W M Olde Damink, D H G Crawford, C H C Dejong, J Fawcett
INTRODUCTION: Endotoxins, in the form of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), are potent inducers of biliary injury. However the mechanism by which injury develops remains unclear. We hypothesized that hepatic macrophages are pivotal in the development of endotoxin-induced biliary injury and that no injury would occur in their absence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clodronate liposomes were used to deplete macrophages from the liver. Forty-eight rats were equally divided across six study groups: sham operation (sham), liposome treatment and sham operation (liposomes+sham), 1mg/kg LPS i...
July 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708111/an-evaluation-of-ischaemic-preconditioning-as-a-method-of-reducing-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-in-liver-surgery-and-transplantation
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REVIEW
Francis P Robertson, Barry J Fuller, Brian R Davidson
Liver Ischaemia Reperfusion (IR) injury is a major cause of post-operative liver dysfunction, morbidity and mortality following liver resection surgery and transplantation. There are no proven therapies for IR injury in clinical practice and new approaches are required. Ischaemic Preconditioning (IPC) can be applied in both a direct and remote fashion and has been shown to ameliorate IR injury in small animal models. Its translation into clinical practice has been difficult, primarily by a lack of knowledge regarding the dominant protective mechanisms that it employs...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707739/angiotensin-ii-preconditioning-is-associated-with-increased-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-pkc%C3%AE-ratio-and-prosurvival-kinases-in-mitochondria
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Rebeca E Nuñez, Sabzali Javadov, Nelson Escobales
Angiotensin II preconditioning (APC) has been shown to reproduce the cardioprotective effects of ischaemic preconditioning (IPC), however, molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of APC remain unknown. In this study, Langendorff-perfused rat hearts were subjected to IPC, APC or both (IPC/APC) followed by ischaemia-reperfusion (IR), to determine translocation of PKCε, PKCδ, Akt, Erk1/2, JNK, p38 MAPK and GSK-3β to mitochondria as an indicator of activation of the protein kinases. In agreement with previous observations, IPC, APC and IPC/APC increased the recovery of left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP), reduced infarct size (IS) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release, compared to controls...
July 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707510/outcomes-of-sympathectomy-and-vascular-bypass-for-digital-ischaemia-in-connective-tissue-disorders
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R L Shammas, B H Hwang, L S Levin, M J Richard, D S Ruch, S K Mithani
All patients (36 hands) with connective tissue disorders who underwent periarterial sympathectomy of the hand alone or in conjunction with vascular bypass at our institution between 1995-2013 were reviewed. The durable resolution of ulcers was significantly higher in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy and bypass than in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy alone. Although there were more digital amputations in patients treated by periarterial sympathectomy alone, the difference was not statistically significant...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706581/early-acute-kidney-injury-after-liver-transplantation-predisposing-factors-and-clinical-implications
#13
Suehana Rahman, Brian R Davidson, Susan V Mallett
AIM: To investigate the additional clinical impact of hepatic ischaemia reperfusion injury (HIRI) on patients sustaining acute kidney injury (AKI) following liver transplantation. METHODS: This was a single-centre retrospective study of consecutive adult patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) between January 2013 and June 2014. Early AKI was identified by measuring serum creatinine at 24 h post OLT (> 1.5 × baseline) or by the use of continuous veno-venous haemofiltration (CVVHF) during the early post-operative period...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705045/percutaneous-coronary-interventions-of-chronic-total-occlusions-a-review-of-clinical-indications-treatment-strategy-and-current-practice
#14
Johan Bennett, Peter Kayaert, Yoann Bataille, Jo Dens
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are commonly encountered in patients undergoing coronary angiography, but percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO is currently infrequently performed owing to the perception of limited clinical benefit, high complexity and cost of intervention, and perceived risk of complications. Numerous observational studies have demonstrated that successful CTO revascularization is associated with better cardiovascular outcomes and enhanced quality of life (QOL). However, in the absence of randomized trials, its prognostic benefit remains debated...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703036/an-unusual-presentation-of-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-as-p2-prolapse
#15
David S Thompson, Prakash P Punjabi
A 54-year-old gentleman presented with pulmonary oedema secondary to anterolateral papillary muscle (PPM) rupture and acute mitral regurgitation subsequent to myocardial ischaemia (MI). Angiography revealed complete occlusion of the first obtuse marginal (OM1) branch of the circumflex coronary artery and a 70% occlusion of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Operatively, unusual anatomy was noted; an accessory head was attached superiorly to the anterior lateral PPM. This gave rise to chordae that were subsequently attached to the posterior second (P2) scallop...
July 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702857/protein-kinase-c-and-cardiac-dysfunction-a-review
#16
REVIEW
Raphael M Singh, Emanuel Cummings, Constantinos Pantos, Jaipaul Singh
Heart failure (HF) is a physiological state in which cardiac output is insufficient to meet the needs of the body. It is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired ability of the left ventricle to either fill or eject blood efficiently. HF is a disease of multiple aetiologies leading to progressive cardiac dysfunction and it is the leading cause of deaths in both developed and developing countries. HF is responsible for about 73,000 deaths in the UK each year. In the USA, HF affects 5.8 million people and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed annually...
July 12, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701057/treatment-of-serious-complications-following-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-type-b-thoracic-aortic-dissection
#17
Zhao Liu, Yepeng Zhang, Chen Liu, Dian Huang, Ming Zhang, Feng Ran, Wei Wang, Tao Shang, Tong Qiao, Min Zhou, Changjian Liu
Objective This study aimed to describe treatment of serious complications after primary thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in type B aortic dissection. Methods From June 2008 to March 2016, serious complications occurred in 58 patients without Marfan syndrome who received TEVAR for type B aortic dissection. Results Complications included endoleak, distal true lumen collapse, retrograde dissection, stroke, stent-graft (SG) migration and mistaken deployment, lower limb ischaemia, and SG fracture. Treatment included endovascular repair, surgical procedures, or conservative medication...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699152/-characteristics-of-structural-injuries-in-pediatric-patients-with-focal-epilepsy-in-a-honduran-hospital
#18
A Ramirez-Izcoa, D Varela-Gonzalez, M I Fonseca
INTRODUCTION: Epilepsy is the most commonly occurring neurological disorder in the world. The study of structural brain lesions is important to understand the secondary complications. In Honduras there is little information on this topic. AIM: To determine the characteristics and proportion of structural brain lesions in paediatric patients with focal epilepsy at the Hospital Escuela Universitario. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective-prospective study...
August 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698784/albumin-cobalt-binding-or-ischaemia-modified-albumin-a-test-of-great-prognostic-value-in-malaria
#19
Kinjalka Ghosh, M G Muddeshwar, Manoj Lokhande, Kanjaksha Ghosh
BACKGROUND: We evaluated albumin cobalt binding (ACB) assay also known as Ischaemia Modified Albumin (IMA) assay as a prognostic marker for severe malaria in a medical college setting. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients admitted with both vivax and falciparum malaria were evaluated with ACB assay at the time of admission. Detailed work up and individual patient directed management were instituted in addition to immediate artemisin based antimalarial therapy. RESULTS: 100 consecutive patients (50 with vivax and 50 with falciparum malaria) were evaluated...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698323/performance-of-highly-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-assay-to-detect-ischaemia-at-pet-ct-in-low-risk-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Beata Morawiec, Stephane Fournier, Maxime Tapponnier, John O Prior, Pierre Monney, Vincent Dunet, Nathalie Lauriers, Frederique Recordon, Catalina Trana, Juan-Fernando Iglesias, Damian Kawecki, Olivier Boulat, Daniel Bardy, Sabine Lamsidri, Eric Eeckhout, Olivier Hugli, Olivier Muller
BACKGROUND: Highly sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT) assay has improved clinical decision-making for patients admitted with chest pain. However, this assay's performance in detecting myocardial ischaemia in a lowrisk population has been poorly documented. PURPOSE: To assess hs-TnT assay's performance to detect myocardial ischaemia at positron emission tomography/CT (PET-CT) in low-risk patients admitted with chest pain. METHODS: Patients admitted for chest pain with a nonconclusive ECG and negative standard cardiac troponin T results at admission and after 6 hours were prospectively enrolled...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
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