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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775406/phrase-mining-of-textual-data-to-analyze-extracellular-matrix-protein-patterns-across-cardiovascular-disease
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David Alexandre Liem, Sanjana Murali, Dibakar Sigdel, Yu Shi, Xuan Wang, Jiaming Shen, Howard Choi, J Harry Caufield, Wei Wang, Peipei Ping, Jiawei Han
Extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins have been shown to play important roles regulating multiple biological processes in an array of organ systems, including the cardiovascular system. By using a novel bioinformatics text-mining tool, we studied six categories of cardiovascular disease (CVD), namely ischemic heart disease (IHD), cardiomyopathies (CM), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), congenital heart disease (CHD), arrhythmias (ARR), and valve disease (VD), anticipating novel ECM protein-disease and protein-protein relationships hidden within vast quantities of textual data...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752197/panophthalmitis-caused-by-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Hideharu Hagiya, Takuya Semba, Takeshi Morimoto, Norihisa Yamamoto, Hisao Yoshida, Kazunori Tomono
Lancefield group G β-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has become a leading causative pathogen of invasive streptococcal infection. In this report, we describe a case of disseminated SDSE infection complicated by endogenous endophthalmitis, resulting in panophthalmitis and blindness. A 65-year-old man who underwent mitral valve replacement surgery two months previously was hospitalized due to high fever and right visual loss. A systemic investigation revealed endophthalmitis complicated by mediastinal abscess, prosthetic infective endocarditis, cerebral emboli and hemorrhage, and multiple arthritis...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724358/valvular-heart-disease-in-patients-%C3%A2-80-years-of-age
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REVIEW
Susheel K Kodali, Poonam Velagapudi, Rebecca T Hahn, Dawn Abbott, Martin B Leon
In the United States, the octogenarian population is projected to triple by 2050. With this aging population, the prevalence of valvular heart disease (VHD) is on the rise. The etiology, approach to treatment, and expected outcomes of VHD are different in the elderly compared with younger patients. Both stenotic and regurgitant lesions are associated with unfavorable outcomes if left untreated. Surgical mortality remains high due to multiple co-morbidities, and long-term survival benefit is dependent on many variables including valvular pathology...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709503/a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-versus-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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REVIEW
Sung Ho Shinn, Salah E Altarabsheh, Salil V Deo, Joseph H Sabik, Alan H Markowitz, Soon J Park
BACKGROUND: Suture-less and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation are increasingly adopted methods to treat high risk patients with severe aortic valve stenosis. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the clinical outcomes between the two recent methods to treat aortic valve disease. METHODS: We systematically searched multiple databases (January 2000-October 2016) to identify original studies comparing clinical outcome between suture-less (SU-AVR) and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705358/abdominal-pain-of-cardiovascular-origin
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Pedro Epifânio, Maria Emanuel Amaral, Natália Noronha, Paula Martins, Dina Rodrigues, António Pires, Eduardo Castela
Infective endocarditis is a microbial infection of the endocardium and it is rare in the pediatric population. In children, congenital heart disease is one of the most important risk factors for developing infective endocarditis and can involve other structures in addition to cardiac valves. The prognosis is generally better than in other forms of endocarditis, although the average mortality rate in the pediatric population is 15-25%. Clinical manifestations can mimic other diseases such as meningitis and collagen-vascular disease or vasculitis...
April 25, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701349/pulmonary-hypertension-in-valvular-heart-disease-surgery-risk-and-prognosis
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Márcio Madeira, Sara Ranchordás, Paulo Oliveira, Tiago Nolasco, Marta Marques, Luis Bruges, José Calquinha, Miguel Sousa Uva, Miguel Abecasis, José Pedro Neves
INTRODUCTION: Left heart disease is the most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH), and when present is associated with higher surgical risk. OBJECTIVES: Analyze the effect of PH severity on morbidity, early and late mortality in patients with pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) over 30mmHg that underwent valvular heart surgery. METHODS: Retrospective observational study including all patients with PH, defined as PASP>30 mmHg that underwent isolated valvular heart surgery, between 2007 and 2016...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692760/the-road-to-infection-host-microbe-interactions-defining-the-pathogenicity-of-streptococcus-bovis-streptococcus-equinus-complex-members
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REVIEW
Christoph Jans, Annemarie Boleij
The Streptococcus bovis/Streptococcus equinus complex (SBSEC) comprises several species inhabiting the animal and human gastrointestinal tract (GIT). They match the pathobiont description, are potential zoonotic agents and technological organisms in fermented foods. SBSEC members are associated with multiple diseases in humans and animals including ruminal acidosis, infective endocarditis (IE) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Therefore, this review aims to re-evaluate adhesion and colonization abilities of SBSEC members of animal, human and food origin paired with genomic and functional host-microbe interaction data on their road from colonization to infection...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661934/nut-consumption-and-incidence-of-seven-cardiovascular-diseases
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Susanna C Larsson, Nikola Drca, Martin Björck, Magnus Bäck, Alicja Wolk
BACKGROUND: Nut consumption has been found to be inversely associated with cardiovascular disease mortality, but the association between nut consumption and incidence of specific cardiovascular diseases is unclear. We examined the association between nut consumption and incidence of seven cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: This prospective study included 61 364 Swedish adults who had completed a Food Frequency Questionnaire and were followed up for 17 years through linkage with the Swedish National Patient and Death Registers...
April 16, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655572/3d-modelling-and-printing-technology-to-produce-patient-specific-3d-models
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Nicolette S Birbara, James M Otton, Nalini Pather
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive knowledge of mitral valve (MV) anatomy is crucial in the assessment of MV disease. While the use of three-dimensional (3D) modelling and printing in MV assessment has undergone early clinical evaluation, the precision and usefulness of this technology requires further investigation. This study aimed to assess and validate 3D modelling and printing technology to produce patient-specific 3D MV models. METHODS: A prototype method for MV 3D modelling and printing was developed from computed tomography (CT) scans of a plastinated human heart...
November 10, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627180/transatrial-implantation-of-a-transcatheter-heart-valve-for-severe-mitral-annular-calcification
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Fabien Praz, Omar K Khalique, Raymond Lee, Ramesh Veeragandham, Hyde Russell, Mayra Guerrero, Ashequl M Islam, David W Deaton, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Susheel K Kodali, Martin B Leon, Vinayak Bapat, Hiroo Takayama, Michael A Borger, Isaac George
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of transatrial implantation of a transcatheter heart valve (THV) for the treatment of mitral valve disease with severe mitral annular calcification (MAC). METHODS: Implantation of a balloon-expandable THV was performed on cardiopulmonary bypass via left atrial exposure in patients considered at risk for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. The anterior mitral valve leaflet was systematically resected and pledgeted sutures were placed to enhance stability and reduce paravalvular leak...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623986/transcatheter-mitral-valve-intervention-an-emerging-treatment-for-mitral-regurgitation
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Ryan Markham, Stephen Kyranis, Nicholas Aroney, Katherine Lau, Karl Poon, Gregory Scalia, Darren Walters
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a valvular heart disease associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Transcatheter mitral valve intervention (TMVI) repairs or replaces the mitral valve through small arterial and venous entry sites and so avoids risks associated with open heart surgery. Transcatheter devices targeting components of the mitral apparatus are being developed to repair or replace it. Numerous challenges remain including developing more adaptable devices and correction of multiple components of the mitral annulus to attain durable results...
April 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619932/mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta-in-denmark
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Lars Folkestad
Ostegenesis imperfecta (OI) is a hereditary disease of the connective tissue caused by mutations to, mainly, the genes that are involved in the biosynthesis of collagen type 1. Patients are grouped according to clinical severity and mode of inheritance according to Sillence's classification (originally 1979, updated 2014). According to our data, the population prevalence of OI in Denmark was 10.3 per 100,000, with 575 patients registered with an OI diagnosis in the National Patient Register and alive at the end of 2012 out of a total population of 5,602,628 persons...
April 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607478/a-rare-case-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-with-stenosis-and-incompetence-of-three-valves-in-a-nigerian-woman
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B N Okeahialam
BACKGROUND: Though valve disease resulting from rheumatic heart disease is common, triple valve involvement is uncommon; with a bleak survival outlook Objective: To report a 38-year-old patient with both stenosis and incompetence of 3 valves, who lived till adulthood and went into heart failure after child-birth. No such report has come from Nigeria Methods: Case report of a Nigerian woman who lived with multiple valve disease up to adulthood when after delivery she developed hypertension and went into heart failure...
January 2018: West African Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597142/programmable-prostate-palpation-simulator-using-property-changing-pneumatic-bladder
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Aishwari Talhan, Seokhee Jeon
The currently available prostate palpation simulators are based on either a physical mock-up or pure virtual simulation. Both cases have their inherent limitations. The former lacks flexibility in presenting abnormalities and scenarios because of the static nature of the mock-up and has usability issues because the prostate model must be replaced in different scenarios. The latter has realism issues, particularly in haptic feedback, because of the very limited performance of haptic hardware and inaccurate haptic simulation...
March 17, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589668/a-review-of-percutaneous-tricuspid-valve-replacement-orthotopic-and-heterotopic-valves
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Kimberly Atianzar, Ming Zhang, Sameer Gafoor
The tricuspid valve has long been described as the "forgotten valve", leaving tricuspid valve disease relatively neglected. However, the number of people in the United States affected by severe tricuspid regurgitation is growing. Isolated surgery for severe tricuspid regurgitation in the setting of right ventricular heart failure carries a high mortality risk, and therefore, attention to corrective therapies has increased. Because of the different etiologies for tricuspid regurgitation, multiple percutaneous transcatheter options for tricuspid valve repair for severe regurgitation are being studied and have been developed, including annuloplasty systems, leaflet and coaptation devices, vena caval (heterotopic) valve implantations, and tricuspid valve (orthotopic) replacement...
March 28, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588317/spatiotemporal-multi-omics-mapping-generates-a-molecular-atlas-of-the-aortic-valve-and-reveals-networks-driving-disease
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Florian Schlotter, Arda Halu, Shinji Goto, Mark C Blaser, Simon C Body, Lang H Lee, Hideyuki Higashi, Daniel M DeLaughter, Joshua D Hutcheson, Payal Vyas, Tan Pham, Maximillian A Rogers, Amitabh Sharma, Christine E Seidman, Joseph Loscalzo, Jonathan G Seidman, Masanori Aikawa, Sasha A Singh, Elena Aikawa
Background -No pharmacological therapy exists for calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), which confers a dismal prognosis without invasive valve replacement. The search for therapeutics and early diagnostics is challenging since CAVD presents in multiple pathological stages. Moreover, it occurs in the context of a complex, multi-layered tissue architecture, a rich and abundant extracellular matrix phenotype, and a unique, highly plastic and multipotent resident cell population. Methods -A total of 25 human stenotic aortic valves obtained from valve replacement surgeries were analyzed by multiple modalities, including transcriptomics and global unlabeled and label-based tandem-mass-tagged proteomics...
March 27, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563819/a-case-of-brucella-melitensis-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
#17
Wasl Al-Adsani, Ali Ahmad, Mohammad Al-Mousa
Background: Brucellosis is a bacterial infection, caused by the nonmotile gram-negative aerobic coccobacilli. The clinical manifestation of brucellosis is variable, ranging from mild disease to severe disease. The gold standard test to confirm the diagnosis of brucellosis is assaying blood, bone marrow, or other body fluids or by tissue culture. Preferred first-line treatment in adults with uncomplicated, nonlocalized disease consists of doxycycline-aminoglycoside combination. The recommended duration of treatment is 6 weeks...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543640/anesthesia-for-percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-a-case-series
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Rafael Arboleda Salazar, Jane Heggie, Piotr Wolski, Eric Horlick, Mark Osten, Massimiliano Meineri
BACKGROUND: Twenty percent of patients born with congenital heart disease present with right ventricular outflow tract abnormalities. These patients require multiple surgical procedures in their lifetime. Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has become a viable alternative to conventional pulmonary valve and right ventricular outflow tract surgery in pediatric and adult populations. In this retrospective review, we analyze the perioperative management of adult patients who underwent TPVR in our center...
March 14, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501184/simultaneous-accurate-quantification-of-ho-1-cd39-and-cd73-in-human-calcified-aortic-valves-using-multiple-enzyme-digestion-filter-aided-sample-pretreatment-med-fasp-method-and-targeted-proteomics
#19
Mariola Olkowicz, Patrycja Jablonska, Jan Rogowski, Ryszard T Smolenski
Several proteins such as membrane-associated ectonucleotidases: ecto-5'-nucleotidase (E5NT/CD73) and ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (ENTPD1/CD39), and intracellular heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) may contribute to protection from inflammation-related diseases such as calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAS). Accurate quantification of these proteins could contribute to better understanding of the disease mechanisms and identification of biomarkers. This report presents development and validation of quantification method for E5NT/CD73, ENTPD1/CD39 and HO-1...
May 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496799/endocardial-cell-plasticity-in-cardiac-development-diseases-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Hui Zhang, Kathy O Lui, Bin Zhou
Endocardial cells are specialized endothelial cells that form the innermost layer of the heart wall. By virtue of genetic lineage-tracing technology, many of the unexpected roles of endocardium during murine heart development, diseases, and regeneration have been identified recently. In addition to heart valves developed from the well-known endothelial to mesenchymal transition, recent fate-mapping studies using mouse models reveal that multiple cardiac cell lineages are also originated from the endocardium...
March 2, 2018: Circulation Research
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