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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528237/skin-deformation-during-shoulder-movements-and-upper-extremity-activities
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Weiqing Ge, Alison Sfara, Brittany Hians
BACKGROUND: The necessity of sternal precautions for patients following cardiac surgery with median sternotomy has been questioned by clinicians, researchers, and even patients. The primary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities is compressive or distractive and if there are any significant differences between the skin deformation at different positions during shoulder movements and upper extremity activities. The secondary purpose was to determine if sternal skin deformation is correlated with scapular stabilizer muscle strength...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525896/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-ii-by-am1241-protects-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-oxidative-damage-and-enhances-their-therapeutic-efficacy-in-myocardial-infarction-mice-via-stat3-activation
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Dong Han, Xiang Li, Wen-Si Fan, Jiang-Wei Chen, Tian-Tian Gou, Tao Su, Miao-Miao Fan, Meng-Qi Xu, Ya-Bin Wang, Sai Ma, Ya Qiu, Feng Cao
The poor survival of cells in ischemic sites diminishes the therapeutic efficacy of stem cell therapy. Previously we and others have reported that Cannabinoid receptor type II (CB2) is protective during heart ischemic injury for its anti-oxidative activity. However, whether CB2 activation could improve the survival and therapeutic efficacy of stem cells in ischemic myocardium and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we showed evidence that CB2 agonist AM1241 treatment could improve the functional survival of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) in vitro as well as in vivo...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522298/%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-induces-the-differentiation-of-resident-cardiac-stem-cells-to-cardiomyocytes-through-autophagy
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Xingxing Shi, Wenjing Li, Honghong Liu, Deling Yin, Jing Zhao
Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) have emerged as promising cell candidates to regenerate damaged hearts, because of the potential in differentiating to cardiomyocytes. However, the differentiation is difficult to trigger without inducers. Here we reported that β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) increased the expression of cardiac transcription factors (Nkx2.5 and GATA4), structural proteins (cardiac Troponin T, cTnt), transcriptional enhancer (Mef2c) and induced GATA4 nucleus translocation in adult resident CSCs, thus β-CD could be used to enhance myogenic transition...
May 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512702/an-intracardiac-soft-robotic-device-for-augmentation-of-blood-ejection-from-the-failing-right-ventricle
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Markus A Horvath, Isaac Wamala, Eric Rytkin, Elizabeth Doyle, Christopher J Payne, Thomas Thalhofer, Ignacio Berra, Anna Solovyeva, Mossab Saeed, Sara Hendren, Ellen T Roche, Pedro J Del Nido, Conor J Walsh, Nikolay V Vasilyev
We introduce an implantable intracardiac soft robotic right ventricular ejection device (RVED) for dynamic approximation of the right ventricular (RV) free wall and the interventricular septum (IVS) in synchrony with the cardiac cycle to augment blood ejection in right heart failure (RHF). The RVED is designed for safe and effective intracardiac operation and consists of an anchoring system deployed across the IVS, an RV free wall anchor, and a pneumatic artificial muscle linear actuator that spans the RV chamber between the two anchors...
May 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512680/a-novel-idea-to-improve-cardiac-output-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-by-optimizing-kinetic-energy-transfer-available-in-forward-moving-aortic-blood-flow
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Muhammad B Qureshi, Jacob Glower, Daniel L Ewert, Steven C Koenig
Mechanical circulatory support devices (MCSDs) have gained widespread clinical acceptance as an effective heart failure (HF) therapy. The concept of harnessing the kinetic energy (KE) available in the forward aortic flow (AOF) is proposed as a novel control strategy to further increase the cardiac output (CO) provided by MCSDs. A complete mathematical development of the proposed theory and its application to an example MCSDs (two-segment extra-aortic cuff) are presented. To achieve improved device performance and physiologic benefit, the example MCSD timing is regulated to maximize the forward AOF KE and minimize retrograde flow...
May 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512107/divergent-requirements-for-ezh1-in-heart-development-versus-regeneration
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Shanshan Ai, Xianhong Yu, Yumei Li, Yong Peng, Chen Li, Yanzhu Yue, Ge Tao, Chuan-Yun Li, William T Pu, Aibin He
Rationale: Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is a major epigenetic repressor that deposits methylation on histone H3 on lysine 27 (H3K27me) and controls differentiation and function of many cells, including cardiac myocytes. EZH1 and EZH2 are two alternative catalytic subunits with partial functional redundancy. The relative roles of EZH1 and EZH2 in heart development and regeneration are unknown. Objective: We compared the roles of EZH1 versus EZH2 in heart development and neonatal heart regeneration. Methods and Results: Heart development was normal in Ezh1(-/-) (E1KO) and Ezh2(f/f)::cTNT(-Cre) (E2KO) embryos...
May 16, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508575/upregulation-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-the-ventricular-zone-after-cortical-stroke
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Adrianna N Gunton, Juan C Sanchez-Arias, Esther O Carmona-Wagner, Leigh E Wicki-Stordeur, Leigh Anne Swayne
PURPOSE: After cortical stroke, neural precursor cells (NPCs) in the distal ventricular zone (VZ) proliferate more rapidly and migrate towards the injured cortex. While evidence suggests this can enhance stroke recovery, the underlying molecular mechanisms initiating the response are poorly understood. Here we identified changes in protein expression in the ipsilateral VZ early (4 hours) after stroke to gain insight into the initial mechanisms involved in NPC activation post-stroke. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Four hours after photothrombotic stroke (or sham surgery control) in the sensorimotor cortex, adult mice (10 stroke, 10 sham) were subjected to cardiac perfusion with PBS, and ipsilateral and contralateral VZ tissue was microdissected...
May 15, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508509/investigating-the-inter-subunit-subdomain-interactions-and-motions-relevant-to-disease-mutations-in-the-n-terminal-domain-of-ryanodine-receptors-by-molecular-dynamics-simulation
#8
Wenjun Zheng, Zheng Liu
The ryanodine receptors (RyR) are essential to calcium signaling in striated muscles, and numerous disease mutations have been identified in two RyR isoforms, RyR1 in skeletal muscle and RyR2 in cardiac muscle. A deep understanding of the activation/regulation mechanisms of RyRs has been hampered by the shortage of high-resolution structures and dynamic information for this giant tetrameric complex in different functional states. Toward elucidating the molecular mechanisms of disease mutations in RyRs, we performed molecular dynamics simulation of the N-terminal domain (NTD) which is not only the best-resolved structural component of RyRs, but also a hotspot of disease mutations...
May 15, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507837/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-association-with-cardiac-arrhythmias
#9
REVIEW
Muhammad A Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Abdul M Minhas, Muhammad Rafique, Vikas Bansal, Jonathan Constantin
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a public health burden all over the world. A significant percentage of the patients with NAFLD have a co-existing metabolic syndrome that is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Clinical as well as epidemiological research shows that NAFLD is not simply related to liver-related morbidity and mortality but is also associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), irregularities of cardiac function as well as cardiac structure, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias...
April 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506218/investigation-of-the-pathophysiology-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-using-rodent-extracorporeal-life-support-model
#10
Ru-Wen Chang, Chien-Ming Luo, Hsi-Yu Yu, Yih-Sharng Chen, Chih-Hsien Wang
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) systems are life-saving devices used for treating patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure. In this study, we implemented a rat model of ECLS without the administration of inotropes or vasopressors. METHODS: The rats underwent 5 min of untreated asphyxial cardiac arrest and were resuscitated by ECLS for 30 min. The right external jugular vein and right femoral artery were separately cannulated to the ECLS outflow and inflow, respectively...
May 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503386/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-cardiac-surgery
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Ali S Haider, Prabhat Garg, Ian T Watson, Dean Leonard, Umair Khan, Ahmed Haque, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Ischemic stroke is a rare yet devastating complication that may occur following cardiothoracic surgery. Fibrinolytic treatment is contraindicated due to elevated risk for hemorrhage. Mechanical thrombectomy entails a catheterized approach wherein the thrombus is physically removed from the vessel without the use of fibrinolytics, minimizing the possibility of intracranial hemorrhage. Here, we present two original cases of mechanical thrombectomy as treatment for patients experiencing emergent large vessel occlusion following cardiothoracic surgery...
April 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502744/effect-of-high-dose-sodium-selenite-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-bi-center-trial
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Tanja Schmidt, Hans Pargger, Esther Seeberger, Friedemann Eckhart, Stefanie von Felten, Christoph Haberthür
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cardiac surgery is accompanied by oxidative stress and systemic inflammatory response, which may be associated with organ dysfunction and increased mortality. Selenium and selenoenzymes are important constituents of anti-oxidative defense. We hypothesized that high-dose sodium selenite supplementation can attenuate the postoperative inflammation and might, therefore, improve clinical outcome. METHODS: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, bi-center study on 411 adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500136/percutaneous-mechanical-circulatory-support-devices-in-cardiogenic-shock
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REVIEW
Aditya Mandawat, Sunil V Rao
Despite a high rate of early revascularization and use of intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation therapy, the prognosis of patients with cardiogenic shock has remained poor. In the hopes of improving outcomes, clinicians are increasingly turning to percutaneous left and right mechanical circulatory support devices. Until recently, the evidence base for these devices had consisted only of observational data, meta-analyses, and small feasibility trials. In this article, we describe the contemporary outcomes of patients with cardiogenic shock, the hemodynamics of cardiogenic shock, and hemodynamic effects of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496928/idiopathic-paroxysmal-atrio-ventricular-block-what-is-the-mechanism
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REVIEW
Francisco J Guerrero-Márquez, Eduardo Arana-Rueda, Alonso Pedrote
Idiopathic paroxysmal atrioventricular (AV) block poses a true diagnostic challenge. What is clear about this entity is the confusion about its definition and consequently about its etiology. According to certain sources, the diagnosis of this block requires the lack of a structural cardiac pathology that justifies the observed manifestations and an absence of electrocardiographic disorders prior to an episode. The clinical presentation of idiopathic paroxysmal AV block does not differ from that of another cardiogenic syncope or of a vasovagal syncope with a significant cardioinhibitory component...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495061/high-risk-cardiac-surgery-as-an-alternative-to-transplant-or-mechanical-support-in-patients-with-end-stage-heart-failure
#15
Hiroyuki Kawajiri, Cedric Manlhiot, Heather Ross, Diego Delgado, Filio Billia, Michael McDonald, Vivek Rao
OBJECTIVE: Although the results of cardiac surgery in patients with poor left ventricular function have been widely published, the outcomes in patients with end-stage heart failure who meet criteria for advanced therapies are not well investigated. As access to transplantation and ventricular assist device therapy remains limited, we explored the possibility of conventional surgery as an alternative option for highly selected patients with end-stage heart failure. METHODS: We identified patients with left ventricular ejection fraction <20% and VO2 max <14 mL/min/m(2), who were initially referred for advanced therapies but were instead offered a conventional procedure from 2002 to 2012...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492786/the-brazilian-registry-of-adult-patient-undergoing-cardiovascular-surgery-the-bypass-project-results-of-the-first-1-722-patients
#16
Walter J Gomes, Rita Simone Moreira, Alexandre Cabral Zilli, Luiz Carlos Bettiati, Fernando Augusto Marinho Dos Santos Figueira, Stephanie Steremberg Pires D' Azevedo, Marcelo José Ferreira Soares, Marcio Pimentel Fernandes, Roberto Vito Ardito, Renata Andrea Barberio Bogdan, Valquíria Pelisser Campagnucci, Diana Nakasako, Renato Abdala Karam Kalil, Clarissa Garcia Rodrigues, Anilton Bezerra Rodrigues, Marcelo Matos Cascudo, Fernando Antibas Atik, Elson Borges Lima, Vinicius José da Silva Nina, Renato Albuquerque Heluy, Lisandro Gonçalves Azeredo, Odilon Silva Henrique, José Teles de Mendonça, Katharina Kelly de Oliveira Gama Silva, Marcelo Pandolfo, José Dantas de Lima, Renato Max Faria, Jonas Pereira Dos Santos, Rodrigo Pereira Paez, Guilherme Henrique Biachi Coelho, Sergio Nunes Pereira, Roberta Senger, Enio Buffolo, Guido Marco Caputi, José Amalth do Espírito Santo, Juliana Aparecida Borges de Oliveira, Otavio Berwanger, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Fabio B Jatene
Objective: To report the early results of the BYPASS project - the Brazilian registrY of adult Patient undergoing cArdiovaScular Surgery - a national, observational, prospective, and longitudinal follow-up registry, aiming to chart a profile of patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery in Brazil, assessing the data harvested from the initial 1,722 patients. Methods: Data collection involved institutions throughout the whole country, comprising 17 centers in 4 regions: Southeast (8), Northeast (5), South (3), and Center-West (1)...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492570/-the-use-of-mechanical-chest-compression-devices-for-both-out-of-hospital-and-in-hospital-refractory-cardiac-arrest
#17
Alessandra Russo, Nicola Gasparetto, Luca Favero, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Silvia Orazio, Guido Garzena, Paolo Rosi, Zoran Olivari
The purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation after sudden cardiac arrest is to restore minimal blood flow to provide oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. Chest compressions and external defibrillation are the first line for circulatory support. Although early defibrillation is the main factor influencing survival, cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be characterized by high-quality external chest compressions. Unfortunately, the performance of manual chest compressions decreases during time and in hostile conditions...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490840/toll-like-receptor-9-promotes-survival-in-serca2a-ko-heart-failure-mice
#18
Yangchen Dhondup, Ivar Sjaastad, Øystein Sandanger, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Muhammad Shakil Ahmed, Håvard Attramadal, Alexandra Vanessa Finsen, Lili Zhang, Trine Ranheim, Katrine Alfsnes, Pål Aukrust, Geir Christensen, Arne Yndestad, Leif Erik Vinge
Aim. Inflammation is important in heart failure (HF). The role of the immune receptor toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in HF is not understood and not investigated in diastolic HF. We investigated the role of TLR9 in a murine diastolic HF model caused by cardiomyocyte SERCA2a excision. Methods and Results. We crossed SERCA2a KO and TLR9 KO mice to generate four mouse lines. Tamoxifen-induced cardiomyocyte SERCA2a gene excision was carried out in mice, causing diastolic HF. After 7.6 weeks, cardiac functions and dimensions were analyzed by echocardiography and heart tissues were processed...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489217/intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-cardiogenic-shock-state-of-the-art
#19
Petronio Generoso Thomaz, Leonel Adelino Moura, Giovana Muramoto, Renato Samy Assad
The clinical definition of cardiogenic shock is that of a low cardiac output and evidence of tissue hypoxia in the presence of adequate blood volume. Cardiogenic shock is the main cause of death related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), with a mortality rate of 45-70% in the absence of aggressive and highly specialized technical care. The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is one of the most widely used mechanical assisting devices. During the last two decades, about 42% of patients with AMI who evolved with cardiogenic shock received mechanical circulatory assistance with IABP...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482805/management-of-potentially-life-threatening-emergencies-at-74-primary-level-hospitals-in-mongolia-results-of-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
#20
Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger, Martin W Dünser
BACKGROUND: While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level hospitals. METHODS: In this prospective, observational multicenter study, 74 primary level hospitals of Mongolia were included. We determined the capacities of these hospitals to manage medical emergencies. Furthermore, characteristics of patients presenting with potentially life-threatening emergencies to these hospitals were evaluated during a 6 month period...
May 8, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
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