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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331529/effect-of-acids-produced-from-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-cryoprotectants-on-the-viability-of-freeze-dried-lactobacillus-and-prediction-of-optimal-initial-cell-concentration
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Shumao Cui, Feng Hang, Xiaoming Liu, Zhiyuan Xu, Zhenmin Liu, Jianxin Zhao, Hao Zhang, Wei Chen
For the industrial production of probiotics powder, various sugars have been used as cryoprotectants to preserve probiotics during freeze-drying. Some of these sugars can be metabolized by Lactobacillus with the production of acids during the mix. In this study, we investigated the effect of acids on ATPase, β-galactosidase, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), integrity and fluidity of cell membrane and the survival rate of Lactobacillus during freeze-drying. In the presence of Lactobacillus, acids were produced from cryoprotectants containing fermentable sugars before freezing, resulting in a decrease in the pH of the bacterial suspension to below 5...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330130/perioperative-electrophysiology-study-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-patients-undergoing-pulmonary-valve-replacement-will-identify-those-at-high-risk-for-subsequent-ventricular-tachycardia
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Amneet Sandhu, Emily Ruckdeschel, William H Sauer, Kathryn K Collins, Joseph Kay, Amber Khanna, James Jaggers, David Campbell, Max Mitchell, Duy T Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VAs) are the most common cause of death in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), but predicting those at risk remains a challenge. Electrophysiological study (EPS) has been proposed to risk stratify TOF patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate a perioperative EPS-guided approach to risk stratify TOF patients undergoing PVR and guide concomitant cryoablation. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of TOF patients undergoing EPS at time of PVR from 2006-present was conducted at 2 centers...
January 9, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326839/can-we-select-patients-for-prophylactic-vt-ablation
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December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326362/-18f-pbr111-pet-imaging-in-healthy-controls-and-schizophrenia-test-retest-reproducibility-and-quantification-of-neuroinflammation
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Julie Ottoy, Livia De Picker, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Steven Deleye, Leonie Wyffels, Lauren Kosten, Bernard Sabbe, Violette Coppens, Maarten Timmers, Luc Van Nueten, Sarah Ceyssens, Sigrid Stroobants, Manuel Morrens, Steven Staelens
Activated microglia express the translocator protein (TSPO) on the outer mitochondrial membrane. 18F-PBR111 is a second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) ligand that specifically binds the TSPO, allowing in-vivo visualization and quantification of neuroinflammation. The aim of this study is to evaluate if the test-retest variability of 18F-PBR111 in healthy controls is acceptable to detect a psychosis-associated neuroinflammatory signal in schizophrenia. Methods: Dynamic 90-min 18F-PBR111 scans were obtained in 17 healthy male controls (HC) and 11 male schizophrenia patients during a psychotic episode (SP)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325974/fast-nonclinical-ventricular-tachycardia-inducible-after-ablation-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease-definition-and-clinical-implications
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Masaya Watanabe, Marta de Riva, Sebastiaan R D Piers, Olaf M Dekkers, Micaela Ebert, Jeroen Venlet, Serge A Trines, Martin J Schalij, Daniël A Pijnappels, Katja Zeppenfeld
BACKGROUND: Noninducibility of ventricular tachycardia (VT) with an equal or longer cycle length (CL) than the clinical VT is considered the minimum ablation endpoint in patients with structural heart disease (SHD). Since their clinical relevance remains unclear, fast nonclinical VTs are often not targeted. However, an accepted definition for fast VT is lacking. The shortest possible CL of a monomorphic reentrant VT is determined by the ventricular refractory period (VRP). OBJECTIVES: We propose a patient-specific definition for fast VT based on the individual VRP (fVTVRP) and assess the prognostic significance of persistent inducibility after ablation of fVTVRP for VT recurrence...
January 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324986/the-impact-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-on-pneumococcal-carriage-in-the-community-acquired-pneumonia-immunization-trial-in-adults-capita-study
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Anna M M van Deursen, Marlies A van Houten, Chris Webber, Michael Patton, Daniel Scott, Scott Patterson, Qin Jiang, William C Gruber, Beate Schmoele-Thoma, Diederick E Grobbee, Marc J M Bonten, Elisabeth A M Sanders
Background: The impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on the prevalence of nasopharyngeal carriage with pneumococci and other bacteria in adults is unknown. The direct effects of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in community dwelling older adults was investigated as part of the randomized controlled Community Acquired Pneumonia immunization Trial in Adults (CAPiTA). Methods: We determined the carriage of S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, H. influenzae, and M...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318626/trends-and-predictors-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest-insight-from-the-national-inpatient-sample
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Muhammad Bilal Munir, Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Ashwin Bhirud, Sujal Modi, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has a class IA indication in survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) provided no reversible cause is identified. We sought to determine trends and predictors of ICD implant in SCA patients from a national sample of United States population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data was gathered from National Inpatient Sample (NIS) from January 2003 to December 2014. All patients ≥ 18 years of age with a primary discharge diagnosis of SCA, ventricular fibrillation (VF), ventricular flutter, and ventricular tachycardia (VT) were included...
January 9, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317972/high-density-mapping-in-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-a-pentaray%C3%A2-study
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Petra Maagh, Arnd Christoph, Henning Dopp, Markus Sebastian Mueller, Gunnar Plehn, Axel Meissner
Background: High-density mapping of ventricular tachycardia (VT) with PentaRay® (Biosense-Webster) provides high resolution with discrimination of local abnormal electrograms and slow conducting channels. We evaluate the feasibility of PentaRay® to characterize the anatomical substrate and assume an influence of the outcome despite limitations. Methods: Over a 24-month period, 26 endocardial and four epicardial maps were obtained of 26 VT patients (18 ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM, 69...
December 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317414/innovative-stroke-interactive-virtual-therapy-strive-online-platform-for-community-dwelling-stroke-survivors-a-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
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Liam Johnson, Marie-Louise Bird, Makii Muthalib, Wei-Peng Teo
INTRODUCTION: The STRoke Interactive Virtual thErapy (STRIVE) intervention provides community-dwelling stroke survivors access to individualised, remotely supervised progressive exercise training via an online platform. This trial aims to determine the clinical efficacy of the STRIVE intervention and its effect on brain activity in community-dwelling stroke survivors. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: In a multisite, assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial, 60 stroke survivors >3 months poststroke with mild-to-moderate upper extremity impairment will be recruited and equally randomised by location (Melbourne, Victoria or Launceston, Tasmania) to receive 8 weeks of virtual therapy (VT) at a local exercise training facility or usual care...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315941/thromboembolic-prophylaxis-protocol-with-warfarin-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-infarct-related-ventricular-tachycardia
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Konstantinos C Siontis, Sina Jamé, Ghaith Sharaf Dabbagh, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Krit Jongnarangsin, Fred Morady, Frank M Bogun
INTRODUCTION: Ablation in the left ventricle (LV) is associated with a risk of thromboembolism. There are limited data on the use of specific thromboembolic prophylaxis strategies post-ablation. We aimed to evaluate a thromboembolic prophylaxis protocol after ventricular tachycardia (VT) ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: The index procedures of 217 patients undergoing ablation for infarct-related VT with open irrigated-tip catheters were included. Patients with large LV endocardial ablation area (> 3 cm between ablation lesions) were started on low-dose, slowly escalating unfractionated heparin (UFH) infusion 8 hours after access hemostasis, followed by 3 months of anticoagulation...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315563/kinetic-modeling-of-18-f-vat-a-novel-radioligand-for-pet-imaging-vesicular-acetylcholine-transporter-vacht-in-nonhuman-primate-brain
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Hongjun Jin, Xuyi Yue, Hui Liu, Junbin Han, Hubert Flores, Yi Su, Stanley M Parsons, Joel S Perlmutter, Zhude Tu
Molecular imaging of vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT) in the brain provides an important cholinergic biomarker for the pathophysiology and treatment of dementias including Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, kinetics modeling methods were applied and compared for quantifying regional brain uptake of the VAChT-specific PET radiotracer, ((-)-(1-(-8-(2-fluoroethoxy)-3-hydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)piperidin-4-yl)(4-fluorophenyl)-methanone) ([18 F]VAT) in macaques. Total volume distribution (VT ) estimates were compared for one-tissue compartment model (1TCM), two-tissue compartment model (2TCM), Logan graphic analysis (LoganAIF) and multiple linear analysis (MA1) with arterial blood input function using data from three macaques...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314443/ryanodine-receptor-inhibition-by-dantrolene-effectively-suppresses-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-an-ex-vivo-model-of-long-qt-syndrome
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Julius Krawczyk, Christian Ellermann, Nils Bögeholz, Simon Kochhäuser, Dirk G Dechering, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
AIMS: A significant antiarrhythmic potential of ryanodine receptor inhibition was reported in experimental studies. The aim of the present study was to assess potential antiarrhythmic effects of dantrolene in an experimental whole-heart model of drug-induced long-QT syndrome (LQTS). METHODS: In 12 isolated rabbit hearts long-QT-2-syndrome was simulated by infusion of erythromycin (300μM). 12 rabbit hearts were treated with veratridine (0.5μM) to mimic long-QT-3-syndrome...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312750/mitral-valve-prolapse-an-underestimated-cause-of-sudden-cardiac-death-a-current-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Spartalis, Eleni Tzatzaki, Eleftherios Spartalis, Antonios Athanasiou, Demetrios Moris, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Vassilis Voudris
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a common valve abnormality in general population. Despite the general belief of a benign disorder, several articles since the 1980s report sudden cardiac death (SCD) in MVP patients, with a substantial percentage of asymptomatic young individuals. The problem is to detect those patients at increased risk and implement methods that are suitable to prevent cardiac arrest. This review investigates the correlation between MVP and SCD, the understanding of the pathophysiology, the strategies for detecting those at risk and treatment options...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312717/predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-occurring-late-after-intracardiac-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-combination-of-qrs-duration-change-rate-and-tricuspid-regurgitation-pressure-gradient
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Shuichi Shiraishi, Masashi Takahashi, Ai Sugimoto, Masanori Tsuchida
Background: To determine potential predictors of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurring late after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Methods: Since 1964, 415 patients had undergone total repair for TOF at Niigata University Hospital. Of these, 89 patients who were followed for more than 10 years at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Results: The mean follow-up period was 24.3 years. During the study period, one patient died of cerebral bleeding, and two patients had SCD...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309601/different-responses-to-exercise-between-andersen-tawil-syndrome-and-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Yuko Y Inoue, Takeshi Aiba, Hiro Kawata, Tomoko Sakaguchi, Wataru Mitsuma, Hiroshi Morita, Takashi Noda, Hiroshi Takaki, Keiko Toyohara, Yoshiaki Kanaya, Toshiyuki Itoi, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Naokata Sumitomo, Yongkeun Cho, Satoshi Yasuda, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Minoru Horie, Wataru Shimizu
Aims: Andersen-Tawil Syndrome (ATS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) are both inherited arrhythmic disorders characterized by bidirectional ventricular tachycardia (VT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of exercise stress tests for differentiating between ATS and CPVT. Methods and results: We included 26 ATS patients with KCNJ2 mutations from 22 families and 25 CPVT patients with RyR2 mutations from 22 families...
December 22, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308751/-role-and-mechanism-of-mitochondrial-dna-mediated-toll-like-receptor-9-myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-signaling-pathway-activation-in-rats-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Jinyuan Lin, Ren Jing, Linghui Pan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role and mechanism of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in rats with ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) via Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9)-myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) signaling pathway. METHODS: Thirty adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups (each n = 10): spontaneous breathing group, normal tidal volume (VT) group (NVT group, VT = 8 mL/kg), and high VT group (HVT group, VT = 40 mL/kg). Rats in the NVT group and HVT group were ventilated mechanically with a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 0 and the fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) at 0...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308750/-changes-in-circulating-microparticles-in-mice-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Yingjie Yin, Shouqin Zhang, Sanqiang Wang, Hu Long, Chengjin Gao, Xiangyu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in serum level of microparticles (EMPs) in mice with ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), and explore its significance in VILI. METHODS: Forty-eight grade SPF male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into two groups, with 24 mice in each group: the mice in mechanical ventilation (MV) group were given high tidal volume (VT 30 mL/kg) MV for 4 hours after tracheal intubation, and those in spontaneous breathing group were spontaneously breathed for 4 hours...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307865/real-time-analysis-of-the-heart-rate-variability-during-incremental-exercise-for-the-detection-of-the-ventilatory-threshold
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Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Yoshinori Katsumata, Taketaro Sadahiro, Koichiro Azuma, Keitaro Akita, Sarasa Isobe, Fumiaki Yashima, Kazutaka Miyamoto, Takahiko Nishiyama, Yuichi Tamura, Takehiro Kimura, Nobuhiro Nishiyama, Yoshiyasu Aizawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Seiji Takatsuki
BACKGROUND: It has never been possible to immediately evaluate heart rate variability (HRV) during exercise. We aimed to visualize the real-time changes in the power spectrum of HRV during exercise and to investigate its relationship to the ventilatory threshold (VT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty healthy subjects (29.1±5.7 years of age) and 35 consecutive patients (59.0±13.2 years of age) with myocardial infarctions underwent cardiopulmonary exercise tests with an RAMP protocol ergometer...
January 7, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307724/the-effect-of-metabolic-alkalosis-on-the-ventilatory-response-in-healthy-subjects
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E Oppersma, J Doorduin, J G van der Hoeven, P H Veltink, H W H van Hees, L M A Heunks
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute respiratory failure may develop respiratory acidosis. Metabolic compensation by bicarbonate production or retention results in posthypercapnic alkalosis with an increased arterial bicarbonate concentration. The hypothesis of this study was that elevated plasma bicarbonate levels decrease respiratory drive and minute ventilation. METHODS: In an intervention study in 10 healthy subjects the ventilatory response using a hypercapnic ventilatory response (HCVR) test was assessed, before and after administration of high dose sodium bicarbonate...
January 4, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306522/visceral-thromboses-in-pancreas-adenocarcinoma-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Angel Mier Hicks, Antonio DeRosa, Michael Raj, Richard Do, Kenneth H Yu, Maeve A Lowery, Anna Varghese, Eileen M O'Reilly
Within gastrointestinal malignancies, primary hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are frequently associated with visceral thromboses (VT). Thrombus formation in the portal (PVT), mesenteric (MVT), or splenic vein (SVT) system leads to portal hypertension and intestinal ischemia. VT in PDAC may convey a risk of increased distal thrombosis and poses therapeutic uncertainty regarding the role of anticoagulation. An increasing number of reports describe VT associated with PDAC. It is possible that early diagnosis of these events may help reduce morbidity and speculatively improve oncologic outcomes...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
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