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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346407/relaxin-reverses-inflammatory-and-immune-signals-in-aged-hearts
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Brian Martin, Beth Ann Gabris-Weber, Rajiv Reddy, Guillermo Romero, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Guy Salama
BACKGROUND: 'Healthy' aging drives structural and functional changes in the heart including maladaptive electrical remodeling, fibrosis and inflammation, which lower the threshold for cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Despite mixed results in recent clinical trials, Relaxin-therapy for 2-days could reduce mortality by 37% at 180-days post-treatment, in patients with acute decompensated HF. Relaxin's short life-span (hours) but long-lasting protective actions led us to test the hypothesis that relaxin acts at a genomic level to reverse maladaptive remodeling in aging and HF...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345112/low-nt-probnp-levels-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-do-not-rule-out-a-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Leo F Buckley, Justin M Canada, Marco G Del Buono, Salvatore Carbone, Cory R Trankle, Hayley Billingsley, Dinesh Kadariya, Ross Arena, Benjamin W Van Tassell, Antonio Abbate
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogeneous syndrome that presents clinicians with a diagnostic challenge. The use of natriuretic peptides to exclude a diagnosis of HFpEF has been proposed. We sought to compare HFpEF patients with N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level above and below the proposed cut-off. METHODS: Stable patients (n = 30) with left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction ≥ 50% were eligible if they had a diagnosis of HF according to the European Society of Cardiology diagnostic criteria...
January 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344661/plasma-levels-of-microrna-21-126-and-423-5p-alter-during-clinical-improvement-and-are-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure
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Stéfanie Ingrid Dos Reis Schneider, Daiane Silvello, Nidiane Carla Martinelli, Arthur Garbin, Andréia Biolo, Nadine Clausell, Michael Andrades, Kátia Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luís Eduardo Rohde
MicroRNAs are associated with myocardial damage and heart failure (HF). The present study investigated whether the plasma levels of microRNA (miR)‑21, ‑126 and ‑423‑5p alter according to the (de)compensated state of patients with HF and are associated with all‑cause mortality. In 48 patients with HF admitted to the emergency room for an episode of acute decompensation, blood samples were collected to measure miR and B‑type natriuretic peptide levels within 24 h of hospital admission, at the time of hospital discharge, and a number of weeks post‑discharge (chronic stable compensated state)...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344381/impact-of-nutritional-indices-on-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
Background: Malnutrition is a common condition that is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI), Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and controlling nutritional status (CONUT) have all been used as objective indices for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to clarify the relationship between these nutritional indices and the parameters of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and exercise capacity, as well as to compare the ability of these indexes for predicting mortality...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344375/elevated-serum-levels-of-cardiovascular-biomarkers-are-associated-with-progression-of-renal-cancer
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Takao Kamai, Yuumi Tokura, Toshitaka Uematsu, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Issei Suzuki, Kohei Takei, Takahiro Narimatsu, Tsunehito Kambara, Hideo Yuki, Hironori Betsunoh, Hideyuki Abe, Yoshitatsu Fukabori, Masahiro Yashi, Ken-Ichiro Yoshida
Objective: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a hypervascular tumour due to high constitutive production of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is activated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). Elevated levels of cardiovascular peptides, including brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), have been reported in patients with cancer, regardless of whether they have overt cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that hypoxia stimulates BNP production by an HIF-dependent manner...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344362/development-of-biomarker-combinations-for-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury-via-bayesian-model-selection-in-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Allison Meisner, Kathleen F Kerr, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Francis Perry Wilson, Amit X Garg, Michael G Shlipak, Peter Kavsak, Richard P Whitlock, Steven G Coca, Chirag R Parikh
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of cardiac surgery. We sought prognostic combinations of postoperative biomarkers measured within 6 h of surgery, potentially in combination with cardiopulmonary bypass time (to account for the degree of insult to the kidney). We used data from a large cohort of patients and adapted methods for developing biomarker combinations to account for the multicenter design of the study. Methods: The primary endpoint was sustained mild AKI, defined as an increase of 50% or more in serum creatinine over preoperative levels lasting at least 2 days during the hospital stay...
2018: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344085/synthesis-secretion-function-metabolism-and-application-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Shihui Fu, Ping Ping, Fengqi Wang, Leiming Luo
As a family of hormones with pleiotropic effects, natriuretic peptide (NP) system includes atrial NP (ANP), B-type NP (BNP), C-type NP (CNP), dendroaspis NP and urodilatin, with NP receptor-A (guanylate cyclase-A), NP receptor-B (guanylate cyclase-B) and NP receptor-C (clearance receptor). These peptides are genetically distinct, but structurally and functionally related for regulating circulatory homeostasis in vertebrates. In humans, ANP and BNP are encoded by NP precursor A (NPPA) and NPPB genes on chromosome 1, whereas CNP is encoded by NPPC on chromosome 2...
2018: Journal of Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343950/examining-30-day-copd-readmissions-through-the-emergency-department
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Michael E Rezaee, Charlotte E Ward, Bonita Nuanez, Daniel A Rezaee, Jeffrey Ditkoff, Alexandra Halalau
Background: Thirty-day readmission in COPD is common and costly, but potentially preventable. The emergency department (ED) may be a setting for COPD readmission reduction efforts. Objective: To better understand COPD readmission through the ED, ascertain factors associated with 30-day readmission through the ED, and identify subgroups of patients with COPD for readmission reduction interventions. Patients and methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from January 2009 to September 2015 in patients with COPD of age ≥18 years...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343179/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-for-prediction-of-incident-clinically-significant-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-population-based-prospective-study
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Stefan Acosta, Anders Gottsäter, Gunnar Engström, Olle Melander, Moncef Zarrouk, Peter M Nilsson, J Gustav Smith
Pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate inflammatory and hemodynamic plasma biomarkers as predictors for AAA in the prospective longitudinal cohort of middle-aged individuals from the cardiovascular cohort of the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study ( n=5551; 1991-94). C-reactive protein, cystatin C, copeptin, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (N-BNP), midregional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and conventional risk factors at baseline were measured in patients with incident AAA during follow-up and compared to individuals without a diagnosis of AAA...
January 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343025/-correlation-between-the-parameters-of-acoustic-cardiography-and-bnp-lvef-and-cardiac-function-grading-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Q Xie, F W Zhang, M S Chen, Y X Zhang, L Q Ren, B Xing, D Y Li
Objective: To explore the correlation between the parameters of the new generation of Acoustic Cardiography and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and cardiac function grading in the diagnosis of heart failure. Methods: One hundred and sixty-eight inpatients, who were hospitalized in Department of Cardiology, Haikou People's Hospital from May 2016 to July 2017, were enrolled as heart failure group, including NYHA class Ⅰ(n=29), NYHA class Ⅱ(n=40), NYHA class Ⅲ(n=64), NYHA class Ⅳ (n=35)...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342024/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-heart-failure-can-predict-rehospitalization-and-quality-of-life
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Michele Di Mauro, Renata Petroni, Daniela Clemente, Massimiliano Foschi, Fabrizio Tancredi, Virginia Camponetti, Sabina Gallina, Antonio M Calafiore, Maria Penco, Silvio Romano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify clinical, humoral and echocardiographic variables predicting rehospitalization and poor quality of life (QOL) in patients with reduced or mid-range ejection fraction heart failure. METHODS: From 2009 to 2012, 310 patients were admitted having signs and symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. All the patients were followed by phone, calling the patients or the referring general practitioner...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341466/effects-of-intravenous-home-dobutamine-in-palliative-end-stage-heart-failure-on-quality-of-life-heart-failure-hospitalization-and-cost-expenditure
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Pieter Martens, Jan Vercammen, Wendy Ceyssens, Linda Jacobs, Evert Luwel, Herwig Van Aerde, Peter Potargent, Monique Renaers, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
AIMS: In patients with palliative end-stage heart failure, interventions that could provide symptomatic relief and prevent hospital admissions are important. Ambulatory continuous intravenous inotropes have been advocated by guidelines for such a purpose. We sought to determine the effect of intravenous dobutamine on symptomatic status, hospital stay, mortality, and cost expenditure. METHODS AND RESULTS: All consecutive end-stage heart failure patients not amenable for advanced therapies and discharged with continuous intravenous home dobutamine from a single tertiary centre between April 2011 and January 2017 were retrospectively analysed...
January 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340731/sensitive-cardiac-troponins-could-they-be-new-biomarkers-in-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-congenital-heart-disease
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Seyma Kayali, Ilker Ertugrul, Tamer Yoldas, Ozkan Kaya, Senem Ozgür, Utku A Orün, Selmin Karademir
To analyze the role of sensitive cardiac troponin I (scTnI) and high-sensitive troponin T (hscTnT) in the determination of myocardial injury caused by volume and pressure load due to pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to investigate if these markers may be useful in the management of PH in childhood. Twenty-eight patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) with left to right shunt and PH, 29 patients with CHD with left to right shunt but without PH, and 18 healthy children, in total 75 individuals, were included in the study...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339652/smoking-and-promoter-specific-deoxyribonucleic-acid-methylation-of-the-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-gene-methylation-of-smokers-and-non-smokers-differs-significantly-during-withdrawal
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Alexander Glahn, Mathias Rhein, Helge Frieling, Rilana Schuster, Alain El Aissami, Stefan Bleich, Thomas Hillemacher, Marc Muschler
BACKGROUND: Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is well known in psychiatric disorders to modulate hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity. Disturbances of ANP have been described in early abstinent alcohol-dependent patients. This is the first longitudinal investigation on cytosine-phosphatidyl-guanine (CpG)-island promoter methylation of the ANP gene in the blood of tobacco-dependent patients. METHODS: In a longitudinal approach, we investigated whether changes in ANP serum levels correlated to CpG methylation of the respective gene promoters on days 1, 7, and 14 of tobacco withdrawal...
January 16, 2018: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338146/the-effect-of-various-doses-of-infusion-solutions-on-the-endothelial-glycocalyx-layer-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-patients
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Matija Belavić, Vlatka Sotošek Tokmadžić, Elizabeta Fišić, Antonija Brozovic Krijan, Nedjeljko Strikić, Mirjana Lončarić Katušin, Josip Žunić
BACKGROUND: The endothelial glycocalyx is located on the luminal side of blood vessels and maintains vessel integrity. This study analysed how various dosages of infusion affected the secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and potential glycocalyx damage in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We hypothesised that the liberal administration of Ringer's solution during the operation can cause iatrogenic hypervolemia with releasing of ANP and glycocalyx damage. METHODS: The study included 90 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) class I and II, in good cardiopulmonary health, who were assigned to one of three groups: Restrictive group, which received 1 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively; Low liberal group, which received 5 ml/kg/hr of Ringer's solution intraoperatively and six hours postoperatively and High liberal group, which received 15 ml/kg/hr intraoperatively and 10 ml/kg/hr six hours postoperatively...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337195/secretoneurin-suppresses-cardiac-hypertrophy-through-suppression-of-oxidant-stress
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Hua-Li Chen, Yan Liu, Wei Jiang, Xiao-Xiao Wang, Guo-Lin Yuan, Yi-Lin Zhao, Chao Yu
The neuropeptide secretoneurin (SN) plays protective roles in myocardial ischemia. In the present study, the effect of SN in cardiac hypertrophy was investigated. We observed that, in isoproterenol (ISO) treatment induced cardiac or cardiomyocytes hypertrophy, a marked increase in the expression of endogenous SN in mouse plasma, myocardium and primary-cultured cardiomyocytes occurs. In hypertrophic mice, the heart size, heart weight/body weight (HW/BW) ratio, cardiomyocyte size, and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) expression were significantly higher than those in controls but were effectively suppressed by SN gene therapy...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336389/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-myocardial-protective-effects-of-isoflurane-with-propofol-in-patients-undergoing-elective-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-assessed-by-changes-in-n-terminal-brain-natriuretic-peptide
#17
Balaji Kuppuswamy, Kirubakaran Davis, Raj Sahajanandan, Manickam Ponniah
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to compare the myocardial protective effects of isoflurane with propofol in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the cardio protection been assessed by changes in N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (NT proBNP). Methodology and Design: This study is designed as a participant blinded, prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336068/isatin-an-endogenous-nonpeptide-biofactor-a-review-of-its-molecular-targets-mechanisms-of-actions-and-their-biomedical-implications
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REVIEW
Alexei Medvedev, Olga Buneeva, Oksana Gnedenko, Pavel Ershov, Alexis Ivanov
Isatin (indole-2,3-dione) is an oxidized indole. It is widely distributed in mammalian tissues and body fluids, where isatin concentrations vary significantly from <0.1 to > 10 µM. Isatin output is increased under conditions of stress. Exogenously administered isatin is characterized by low toxicity, mutagenicity, and genotoxicity in vivo. Cytotoxic effects of isatin on various cell cultures are usually observed at concentrations exceeding 100 µM. Binding of [3 H]isatin to rat brain sections is consistent with its physiological concentrations...
January 16, 2018: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335288/prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-in-chronic-heart-failure-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alberto Aimo, James L Januzzi, Giuseppe Vergaro, Andrea Ripoli, Roberto Latini, Serge Masson, Michela Magnoli, Inder S Anand, Jay N Cohn, Luigi Tavazzi, Gianni Tognoni, Jørgen Gravning, Thor Ueland, Ståle H Nymo, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Antoni Bayes Genis, Josep Lupón, Rudolf A de Boer, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yasuchika Takeishi, Michael Egstrup, Ida Gustafsson, Hanna K Gaggin, Kai M Eggers, Kurt Huber, Ioannis Tentzeris, Wai H W Tang, Justin Grodin, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin
BACKGROUND: Most patients with chronic heart failure have detectable troponin concentrations when evaluated by high-sensitivity assays. The prognostic relevance of this finding has not been clearly established so far. We aimed to assess high-sensitivity troponin assay for risk stratification in chronic heart failure through a meta-analysis approach. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus were searched in April 2017 by 2 independent authors. The terms were "troponin" AND "heart failure" OR "cardiac failure" OR "cardiac dysfunction" OR "cardiac insufficiency" OR "left ventricular dysfunction...
January 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335079/-expression-of-plasma-mirna-497-in-children-with-sepsis-induced-myocardial-injury-and-its-clinical-significance
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Zhong-Jing Wu, Ya-Feng Chen, Hai-Dao Wang, Fang-Hong Gao
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of plasma miRNA-497 in children with sepsis-induced myocardial injury and its clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 148 children with sepsis were enrolled. According to the presence or absence of myocardial injury, these children were divided into myocardial injury group (n=58) and non-myocardial injury group (n=90). The two groups were compared in terms of the changes in plasma levels of miRNA-497, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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