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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150492/predictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-ischemic-cardiomyopathy-undergoing-surgical-mitral-valve-intervention
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Kenya Kusunose, Nancy A Obuchowski, Marc Gillinov, Zoran B Popovic, Scott D Flamm, Brian P Griffin, Deborah H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Ischemic mitral regurgitation is associated with substantial risk of death. Although surgical mitral valve intervention (MVi) may improve symptoms, it has not been shown to improve survival. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of mortality in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation and MVi. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated 117 consecutive patients (age, 65±10 years) with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance and subsequent MVi between January 1, 2002 and January 1, 2012...
November 17, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150407/disease-trends-over-time-and-cd4-ccr5-t-cells-expansion-predict-carotid-atherosclerosis-development-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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A Baragetti, G A Ramirez, M Magnoni, K Garlaschelli, L Grigore, M Berteotti, I Scotti, E Bozzolo, A Berti, P G Camici, A L Catapano, A A Manfredi, E Ammirati, G D Norata
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) present increased cardiovascular mortality compared to the general population. Few studies have assessed the long-term development and progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaque in SLE patients. Our aim was to investigate the association of clinical and laboratory markers of disease activity and classical cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) with carotid atherosclerosis development in SLE patients in a prospective 5-year study...
September 18, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150277/the-vegf-paradox-does-diabetic-retinopathy-protect-from-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mario Saravia, Luis Zeman, Mariana Ingolotti, Ariel Schlaen
Age-related macular disease (AMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) are prevalent diseases. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) related retinal neovascularization is a common feature in both. Consequently, both pathologies are treated with anti-VEGF therapy. We have previously reported a lower incidence of AMD in patients with DR compared to controls. The present study hypothesizes that DR in stages in which the concentration of intravitreal VEGF is increased, might have a protective role for both the onset and development of AMD...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150207/carotid-and-femoral-atherosclerosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-equivalent-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-case-control-study
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Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nikolas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Maria G Tektonidou
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may carry a worse prognosis for vascular complications when co-existing with subclinical atherosclerosis; however, the association between the two conditions remains ambiguous. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasonographic markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in carotid and femoral arteries of 86 patients with thrombotic APS [43 primary APS (PAPS), 43 systemic lupus erythematosus-associated APS (SLE/APS)], 86 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 86 healthy controls, individually matched for age and gender, and investigated their associations with traditional and disease-related factors in APS...
October 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150159/diagnostic-performance-of-pulmonary-capacitance-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Pankaj Jain, Sriram Rao, Peter Macdonald, Eugene Kotlyar, Andrew Jabbour, Christopher Hayward, Anne Keogh
BACKGROUND: Reliable markers of early disease are needed in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). As measures of the contribution of abnormal vascular compliance to overall vascular resistance, resting and exercise pulmonary capacitance-defined as the stroke volume divided by the change in pulmonary pulse pressure-may be sensitive markers of early disease. METHODS: We examined all patients in our pulmonary hypertension database with idiopathic PAH, who had undergone rest and exercise right heart catheterisation in one sitting...
November 8, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149261/glut10-maintains-the-integrity-of-major-arteries-through-regulation-of-redox-homeostasis-and-mitochondrial-function
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Yu-Wei Syu, Hao-Wen Lai, Chung-Lin Jiang, Hong-Yuan Tsai, Chung-Chih Lin, Yi-Ching Lee
Glucose transporter 10 (GLUT10) is a member of the GLUT family of membrane transporters, and mutations in this gene cause arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS). However, the physiological role and regulation of GLUT10 in arteries remains unclear. To further understand its physiological roles in major arteries, we examined the regulatory mechanisms of GLUT10 in ASMCs and aortic tissues. Interestingly, we find that targeting of GLUT10 to mitochondria is increased in ASMCs under both stress and aging conditions, which enhances dehydroascorbic acid (DHA) uptake and maintains intracellular ascorbic acid (AA) levels...
November 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148533/identifying-characteristic-features-of-the-retinal-and-choroidal-vasculature-in-choroideremia-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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A Abbouda, A M Dubis, A R Webster, M Moosajee
PurposeUsing optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to investigate the area with flow in the superficial retinal vessel network (SVRN) and choriocapillaris (CC) layer among male subjects with choroideremia (CHM), female carriers, and normal controls to identify vascular changes.Patients and methodsImages of SRVN and CC layer were acquired in 9 affected males, 5 female carriers, and 14 age- and gender-matched controls using the Angiovue software of the RTVue XR Avanti.ResultsThe mean age was 33 years for affected male CHM patients (median 30 years), 46 years for female carriers (median 53 years), and 39 years for controls (median 38...
November 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148424/effect-of-the-metabolic-syndrome-on-organ-damage-and-mortality-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Chi Chiu Mok, Sau Mei Tse, Kar Li Chan, Ling Yin Ho
OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) on organ damage and mortality in patients with SLE. METHODS: Consecutive patients who fulfilled ≥4 ACR criteria for SLE were assessed for the MetS in October 2010. The MetS was defined by the updated joint consensus criteria, using the Asian criteria for central obesity. Longitudinal data on organ damage and mortality were retrieved. The association between MetS and new damage and mortality was studied by logistic regression...
October 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148179/clinical-implications-of-de-barsy-syndrome
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Lindsay L Warner, David A Olsen, Hugh M Smith
BACKGROUND: De Barsy syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by cutis laxa, progeroid appearance, ophthalmic opacification, skeletal malformations, growth delays, and intellectual disability. AIMS: The aim of this case series is to identify the anesthetic considerations in the clinical management of patients with de Barsy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective case review from 1968 to 2016 was performed at a single tertiary medical center to identify patients with de Barsy syndrome who underwent anesthesia for diagnostic and surgical procedures...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148027/sequential-tissue-plasminogen-activator-pneumatic-displacement-and-anti-vegf-treatment-for-submacular-hemorrhage
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Handan Bardak, Yavuz Bardak, Yeşim Erçalık, Burak Erdem, Gökhan Arslan, Semrin Timlioglu
PURPOSE: To report the results of our sequential intravitreal (IV) tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), pneumatic displacement (PD), and IV anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)-related submacular hemorrhage (SMH). METHODS: A total of 16 eyes of 16 patients with SMH of less than 15 days duration were included in this retrospective pilot study. The tPA was applied on the day of diagnosis, and PD was performed the following day...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146755/ocular-findings-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome
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Catharina Busch, Robert Voitl, Barbara Goergen, Tomasz Zemojtel, Petra Gehle, Daniel J Salchow
BACKGROUND: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), an autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder, is characterised by systemic manifestations including arterial aneurysm and craniofacial dysmorphologies. Although ocular involvement in LDS has been reported, detailed information on those manifestations is lacking. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with diagnosed LDS and comparison with age-matched control patients. RESULTS: Mean age was 37...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146553/impact-of-marital-status-on-outcomes-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Moo Hyun Kim, Kwang Min Lee, Soo Jin Kim, So Yeon Kim, Jong Seong Park, Young Rak Cho, Kyungil Park, Tae Ho Park, Young Dae Kim, Victor Serebruany
BACKGROUND: Mood disorders, depression, and loneliness are established risk factors for thrombotic occlusions. Social relationships in general, and marital status in particular may play a role in predicting cardiovascular outcomes and survival after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but the evidence is inconclusive especially in Asians. METHODS: The Korean patients presented with STEMI (n=980) constituted married (n=780); or widowed, divorced, or single (WDS, n=200) groups...
July 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146306/real-world-vision-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients-treated-with-single-anti-vegf-drug-type-for-1-year-in-the-iris-registry
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Prethy Rao, Flora Lum, Kevin Wood, Craig Salman, Bhavya Burugapalli, Rebecca Hall, Sukhminder Singh, David W Parke, George A Williams
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare real-world visual acuity (VA) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) treated with a single anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug monotherapy for 1 year from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry. DESIGN: Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative study. PARTICIPANTS: IRIS Registry patients with nAMD who received bevacizumab, ranibizumab, or aflibercept only for 1 year between 2013-2016...
November 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146054/lymphocytic-thrombophilic-arteritis-a-distinct-inflammatory-type-i-interferon-and-c5b-9-mediated-subcutaneous-endovasculitis
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Cynthia M Magro, Jad Saab
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis is a recently recognized subcuticular larger vessel vasculitis characterized by striking vascular luminal thrombosis. METHODS: The clinical features, histopathology and phenotypic profile of ten patients with lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis were explored in an attempt to better define the entity from a clinical and pathophysiologic perspective. RESULTS: The patients were all female (mean age of 43) presenting with generally asymptomatic lower and upper extremity hyperpigmented macules...
December 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146022/performance-of-j-cto-and-progress-cto-scores-in-predicting-angiographic-success-and-long-term-outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-for-chronic-total-occlusions
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Farshad Forouzandeh, Jon Suh, Eric Stahl, Yi-An Ko, Suegene Lee, Udit Joshi, Nitin Sabharwal, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Rounak Gandhi, Hee Su Lee, Sung Gyun Ahn, Bill D Gogas, John S Douglas, Gregory Robertson, Wissam Jaber, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Emmanouil S Brilakis, William J Nicholson, Spencer B King, Habib Samady
Patient selection for and predicting clinical outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain challenging. We hypothesized that both J-CTO (Multicenter Chronic Total Occlusion Registry of Japan) and PROGRESS CTO (Prospective Global Registry for the Study of Chronic Total Occlusion Intervention) scores will predict not only angiographic success but also long-term clinical outcomes of the patients who underwent PCI of CTO. Of 325 CTO PCIs performed at 2 Emory University hospitals from January 2012 to August 2015, 249 patients with complete baseline clinical, angiographic and follow-up data, were included in this analysis...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145889/quality-of-life-in-children-with-infantile-hemangioma-a-case-control-study
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Chuan Wang, Yanan Li, Bo Xiang, Fei Xiong, Kai Li, Kaiying Yang, Siyuan Chen, Yi Ji
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangioma (IH) is the most common vascular tumor in children. It is controversial whether IHs has effects on the quality of life (QOL) in patients of whom IH poses no threat or potential for complication. Thus, we conducted this study to evaluate the q QOL in patients with IH and find the predictors of poor QOL. METHODS: The PedsQL 4.0 Genetic Core Scales and the PedsQL family information form were administered to parents of children with IH and healthy children both younger than 2-year-old...
November 16, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145824/observations-on-significant-hemodynamic-changes-caused-by-a-high-concentration-of-epidurally-administered-ropivacaine-correlation-and-prediction-study-of-stroke-volume-variation-and-central-venous-pressure-in-thoracic-epidural-anesthesia
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Jeong-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Young-Jae Oh, Ah Rhem Cho, Hyae Jin Kim, Do-Won Lee, Wang-Seok Do, Jae-Young Kwon, Haekyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) exacerbates hypotension due to peripheral vasodilator effects following the use of general anesthetics. This study aimed to compare the hemodynamic changes caused by three different concentrations of epidural ropivacaine and to evaluate the performance of the stroke-volume variation (SVV) and central venous pressure (CVP) during TEA with general anesthesia. METHODS: A total of 120 patients were administered 8 mL of ropivacaine solution via epidural injection, following randomization into one of three groups based on the concentration of ropivacaine in the study solution: 0...
November 16, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145197/inflammatory-and-angiogenic-factors-linked-to-longitudinal-microvascular-changes-in-hemodialysis-patients-irrespective-of-treatment-dose-intensity
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Nicos Mitsides, Tom Cornelis, Natascha J H Broers, Nanada M P Diederen, Paul Brenchley, Nicole Heitink-Ter Braak, Frank M van der Sande, Casper G Schalkwijk, Jeroen P Kooman, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to the poor outcomes observed in hemodialysis. We investigated the relationship between hemodialysis intensity and vascular parameters in high-dose (HDHD; >12hrs/week) and Conventional (CHD; ≤12hrs/week) hemodialysis intensity over a 6-month period. METHODS: We present the 6-month longitudinal analysis of a 2-year multicenter study investigating the effects of HDHD on cardiovascular parameters. We used pulse wave velocity, 24hr ambulatory blood pressure and sublingual dark field capillaroscopy measurements to assess macro- and microcirculation on 6-monthly basis...
November 16, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144802/lipid-accumulation-product-visceral-adiposity-index-and-chinese-visceral-adiposity-index-as-markers-of-cardiometabolic-risk-in-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Xin Xie, Qing Li, Lingmin Zhang, Wei Ren
OBJECTIVE: Adult growth hormone deficiency (AGHD) is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors. Given that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the AGHD population, there is a need for alternative, non-invasive methods of assessing cardiometabolic risk in this population. Chinese visceral adiposity index (CVAI) is a new marker of visceral fat dysfunction that is based on age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and metabolic parameters...
November 16, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144514/catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-elderly-population
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Josef Kautzner, Petr Peichl, Marek Sramko, Robert Cihak, Bashar Aldhoon, Dan Wichterle
Background: Although elderly patients have been included in published series of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF), clinical benefit and safety remain still less defined in this population. A retrospective analysis of the results of catheter ablation for AF in a large volume center focused on comparison of elderly patients with the rest of the patient cohort was conducted in this study. Methods: Consecutive patients who underwent catheter ablation for AF between January 2001 and December 2016 were analysed...
September 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
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