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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109506/rat-model-of-chronic-tympanic-membrane-perforation-a-longitudinal-histological-evaluation-of-underlying-mechanisms
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Allen Y Wang, Lawrence J Liew, Yi Shen, Jeffrey T Wang, Magnus von Unge, Marcus D Atlas, Rodney J Dilley
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate histologically the progressive development and underlying mechanisms of chronic tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) in a rat model using a two-weeks ventilation tube (VT) treatment combined with topical application of mitomycin C/dexamethasone (VT-M/D), compared with normal tympanic membrane and acute TMPs. METHODS: Fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three experimental groups: a normal control group (n = 5), an acute TMP group (n = 5) (i...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104088/myocardial-wall-thinning-predicts-transmural-substrate-in-patients-with-scar-related-ventricular-tachycardia
#2
Seigo Yamashita, Frédéric Sacher, Darren A Hooks, Benjamin Berte, Jean-Marc Sellal, Antonio Frontera, Nora Al Jefairi, Yuki Komatsu, Sana Amraoui, Arnaud Denis, Nicolas Derval, Maxime Sermesant, François Laurent, Michel Montaudon, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haïssaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Hubert Cochet
BACKGROUND: Scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT) arises from specific substrate according to etiology. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between wall thinning (WT) on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and local abnormal ventricular activity (LAVA) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), postmyocarditis (PMC), and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: Forty-two patients (40 male, age 58 ± 13 years, 22 ICM, 11 PMC, 9 DCM) underwent MDCT before a combined endo-/epicardial VT ablation procedure...
February 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100596/genomic-epidemiology-of-penicillin-non-susceptible-pneumococci-with-non-vaccine-serotypes-causing-invasive-disease-in-the-usa
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Cheryl P Andam, Patrick K Mitchell, Alanna Callendrello, Qiuzhi Chang, Jukka Corander, Chrispin Chaguza, Lesley McGee, Bernard W Beall, William P Hanage
Conjugate vaccination against seven pneumococcal serotypes (PCV7) reduced disease prevalence due to antibiotic resistant strains throughout the 2000s; however, disease caused by resistant non-vaccine type (NVT) strains increased. Some of these emerging strains were derived from vaccine types (VT) that had changed their capsule by recombination. The introduction of vaccine targeting 13 serotypes (PCV13) in 2010 has led to concern that this scenario will repeat itself. We generated high quality draft genomes from 265 isolates of NVT pneumococci not susceptible to penicillin (PNSP) in 2009 and compared them with 581 isolates from 2012-2013, collected by the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096168/sk-channel-enhancers-attenuate-ca2-dependent-arrhythmia-in-hypertrophic-hearts-by-regulating-mito-ros-dependent-oxidation-and-activity-of-ryr
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Tae Yun Kim, Radmila Terentyeva, Karim H F Roder, Weiyan Li, Man Liu, Ian Greener, Shanna Hamilton, Iuliia Polina, Kevin R Murphy, Richard T Clements, Samuel C Dudley, Gideon Koren, Bum-Rak Choi, Dmitry Terentyev
AIM: s: Plasmamembrane small conductance Ca<su2+p>-activated K<su+ p > (SK) channels were implicated in ventricular arrhythmias in infarcted and failing hearts. Recently, SK channels were detected in the mitochondria inner membrane (mSK), and their activation protected from acute ischemia-reperfusion injury by reducing intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). We hypothesized that mSK play an important role in regulating mitochondrial function in chronic cardiac diseases...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095075/a-pilot-study-using-entropy-as-a-non-invasive-assessment-of-running
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Andrew M Murray, Joong Hyun Ryu, John Sproule, Anthony P Turner, Phil Graham-Smith, Marco Cardinale
PURPOSE: Running performance is influenced by the interaction of biomechanical and physiological factors. Miniaturised accelerometers worn by the athlete can be used to quantify mechanical aspects of running and be used as a non-invasive tool to assess training status and progression. The aim of this study was to define and validate a method to assess running regularity and allow the estimation of an individual's V̇O2 and/or blood lactate [La]b based on data collected with accelerometers and heart rate (HR)...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094413/electrical-impedance-tomography-for-lung-ventilation-monitoring-of-the-dog
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Simon Gloning, Korbinian Pieper, Martin Zoellner, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg
BACKGROUND: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a radiation free technique which takes advantage of the different electrical conductivities of different tissues. Its main field of application is lung ventilation monitoring. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility of collecting EIT information on a sample of dogs with different thoracic shapes under clinical conditions by connecting an electrode belt without fur clipping. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen pulmonary healthy dogs were anaesthetized, positioned in sternal recumbency and ventilated in a pressure-controlled mode at three different positive end-expiratory pressure levels (PEEP) of 0, 5 and 10 cmH2O for five breaths each, with a peak inspiratory pressure of 15 cmH2O...
January 17, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088397/antibiotics-in-pregnancy-increase-children-s-risk-of-otitis-media-and-ventilation-tubes
#7
Tine Marie Pedersen, Jakob Stokholm, Jonathan Thorsen, Anna-Rosa Cecilie Mora-Jensen, Hans Bisgaard
OBJECTIVES: To study the association between antibiotic intake in pregnancy and the development of otitis media and placement of ventilation tubes (VTs) in the offspring under the hypothesis that antibiotics in pregnancy may alter the offspring's propensity for disease. STUDY DESIGN: Data from the 700 children in the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood 2010 unselected birth cohort study were used. Information on maternal antibiotic use and other exposures during pregnancy was collected prospectively from interviews and validated in national registries...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079704/modeling-perceived-exertion-during-graded-arm-cycling-exercise-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Jason S Au, Julia O Totosy de Zepetnek, Maureen J MacDonald
PURPOSE: Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) may be useful for exercise testing and prescription in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), though the roles of differentiated central and peripheral fatigue during exercise are not clear. We aimed to model differentiated RPE responses during graded arm cycling in individuals with SCI and describe their relationship to cardiorespiratory outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-six individuals with SCI (13 paraplegia; 23 tetraplegia) completed a maximal graded-arm cycling exercise test to volitional exhaustion (5W/min paraplegia; 10W/min tetraplegia)...
January 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078857/effects-of-sevoflurane-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass
#9
J Zhang, S Wang
The objective of the current study was to investigate effects of sevoflurane on cardiopulmonary function in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this study, 60 cases of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) were selected and randomly divided into the sevoflurane group (group S) and the control group C (group C) with 30 cases in each group. The two groups received intravenous anesthesia. The patients of group C were only given oxygen mask and physiological saline to keep vein open; while the patients of group S were administered with 1% sevoflurane immediately after the beginning of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) until the end of the treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077815/the-j-wave-as-a-predictor-of-life-threatening-arrhythmia-in-icd-patients
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Naruya Ishizue, Shinichi Niwano, Hidehira Fukaya, Hironori Nakamura, Tazuru Igarashi, Tamami Fujiishi, Jun Oikawa, Jun Kishihara, Masami Murakami, Hiroe Niwano, Junya Ako
The J-wave has been reported to be associated with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. However, the clinical implication of the J-wave is still unclear in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).The study population consisted of 170 ICD patients (age, 56 ± 16 years, 79.4% male) treated at Kitasato University Hospital between 2003 and 2014. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) events were documented via ICD interrogation, and the patients were divided into 3 groups: 1) VF event group, 2) VT event group, and 3) No-event group...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077814/life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmia-and-brugada-type-st-segment-elevation-associated-with-acute-ischemia-of-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#11
Rena Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Nishizaki, Kiko Lee, Masato Shimizu, Hiroyuki Fujii, Noriyoshi Yamawake, Harumizu Sakurada, Masayasu Hiraoka, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: Brugada-type ECG (Br-ECG) is occasionally observed during acute myocardial ischemia of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). No studies have explored, however, the association of ventricular tachyarrhythmia and development of Br-ECG due to acute ischemia of the RVOT.Methods and Results:The study included 13 consecutive patients with acute ischemia of the RVOT during coronary catheterization. Patients were divided into 2 groups: those with Br-ECG (group B) and those without (group N)...
January 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073993/daily-goals-formulation-and-enhanced-visualization-of-mechanical-ventilation-variance-improves-mechanical-ventilation-score
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Brian K Walsh, Craig Smallwood, Jordan Rettig, Robert Kacmarek, John Thompson, John H Arnold
BACKGROUND: The systematic implementation of evidence-based practice through the use of guidelines, checklists, and protocols mitigates the risks associated with mechanical ventilation, yet variation in practice remains prevalent. Recent advances in software and hardware have allowed for the development and deployment of an enhanced visualization tool that identifies mechanical ventilation goal variance. Our aim was to assess the utility of daily goal establishment and a computer-aided visualization of variance...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073978/effects-of-bt-corn-and-egg-density-on-western-corn-rootworm-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-adult-emergence-and-estimation-of-effective-bt-dose
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L A Campbell, P L Prasifka, N P Storer, D M Rule, W H Hendrix
Since 2003, rootworm-protected transgenic corn has been commercially deployed in the United States as a principal method of control of western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte. Durability of this technology depends partly on larval mortality ("dose") exerted by the traits, but density-dependent mortality can confound calculations of dose. Research reported here examined the effects of density-dependent mortality on adult emergence and estimates of trait dose. At sites in Illinois and Indiana, western corn rootworm eggs were infested at four densities on non-Bt corn and at a single density on corn hybrids with transgenic events MON 88017 (VT Triple PRO), DAS-59122-7 (Herculex Insect Protection), and MON 88017 × DAS-59122-7 (SmartStax corn)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073660/effectiveness-of-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-testing-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Niccoló Maurizi, Ilaria Tanini, Iacopo Olivotto, Ernesto Amendola, Giuseppe Limongelli, Maria Angela Losi, Giuseppe Allocca, Giovanni Battista Perego, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Paolo De Filippo, Paola Ferrari, Giovanni Quarta, Stefano Viani, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Franco Cecchi
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD) is a promising option for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). However, its effectiveness in terminating ventricular arrhythmias in HCM is yet unresolved. METHODS: Consecutive HCM patients referred for S-ICD implantation were prospectively enrolled. Patients underwent one or two attempts of VF induction by the programmer. Successful conversion was defined as any 65J shock that terminated VF (not requiring rescue shocks)...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072848/physiologic-determinants-of-exercise-capacity-in-pulmonary-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-multidimensional-analysis
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Camille Rolland-Debord, Stephanie Fry, Jonathan Giovannelli, Carole Langlois, Nicolas Bricout, Bernard Aguilaniu, Agnes Bellocq, Olivier Le Rouzic, Stephane Dominique, Alain Delobbe, Geraldine François, Abdellatif Tazi, Benoit Wallaert, Cecile Chenivesse
BACKGROUND: Reduced exercise capacity severely impacts quality of life in pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Ascertaining mechanisms that impair exercise capacity is necessary to identify targets for symptomatic treatments. METHODS: Dyspnea, pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary exercise test were analysed in 62 study participants. Data were compared between subjects with impaired and normal aerobic capacity (V'O2 peak less than 84% versus 84% predicted or more)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072413/decreased-hippocampal-translocator-protein-18%C3%A2-kda-expression-in-alcohol-dependence-a-11-c-pbr28-pet-study
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N J Kalk, Q Guo, D Owen, R Cherian, D Erritzoe, A Gilmour, A S Ribeiro, J McGonigle, A Waldman, P Matthews, J Cavanagh, I McInnes, K Dar, R Gunn, E A Rabiner, A R Lingford-Hughes
Repeated withdrawal from alcohol is clinically associated with progressive cognitive impairment. Microglial activation occurring during pre-clinical models of alcohol withdrawal is associated with learning deficits. We investigated whether there was microglial activation in recently detoxified alcohol-dependent patients (ADP), using [(11)C]PBR28 positron emission tomography (PET), selective for the 18kDa translocator protein (TSPO) highly expressed in activated microglia and astrocytes. We investigated the relationship between microglial activation and cognitive performance...
January 10, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069835/multielectrode-vs-point-by-point-mapping-for-ventricular-tachycardia-substrate-ablation-a-randomized-study
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Juan Acosta, Diego Penela, David Andreu, Mario Cabrera, Alicia Carlosena, Francesca Vassanelli, Francisco Alarcón, David Soto-Iglesias, Viatcheslav Korshunov, Roger Borras, Markus Linhart, Mikel Martínez, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Lluis Mont, Antonio Berruezo
AIMS: Ventricular tachycardia (VT) substrate ablation is based on detailed electroanatomical maps (EAM). This study analyses whether high-density multielectrode mapping (MEM) is superior to conventional point-by-point mapping (PPM) in guiding VT substrate ablation procedures. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a randomized controlled study (NCT02083016). Twenty consecutive ischemic patients undergoing VT substrate ablation were randomized to either group A [n = 10; substrate mapping performed first by PPM (Navistar) and secondly by MEM (PentaRay) ablation guided by PPM] or group B [n = 10; substrate mapping performed first by MEM and second by PPM ablation guided by MEM]...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069327/early-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-is-it-a-real-burden
#18
Elisabeth M J P Mouws, Ameeta Yaksh, Paul Knops, Charles Kik, Eric Boersma, Ad J J C Bogers, Natasja M S de Groot
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ventricular dysrhythmias (VD) [ventricular premature beats (VPBs), ventricular couplets (Vcouplets), ventricular runs (Vruns)] after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has so far not been examined. The goal of this study is to examine characteristics of VD and whether they precede ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTA) during a postoperative follow-up period of 5 days using continuous rhythm registrations. In addition, we determined predictive factors of VD/VTA...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065832/a-novel-method-to-enhance-phenotype-epicardial-functional-substrates-and-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-in-brugada-syndrome
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Fa-Po Chung, Sunu Budhi Raharjo, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Tze-Fan Chao, Jo-Nan Liao, Chin-Yu Lin, Yao-Ting Chang, Yuan Hung, Abigail Te, Shinya Yamada, Hiroshi Tasaka, Shih-Ann Chen, Chin-Tien Wang
BACKGROUND: Fever is associated with the manifestation of Brugada phenotype and ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) in patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS). The thermal effect on the pathogenesis of functional substrates in BrS remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to elucidate the thermal effect on BrS phenotype, VT/VF, and electrophysiological characteristics of epicardial functional substrates in BrS. METHODS: We consecutively studied 15 patients with BrS receiving radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for drug-refractory ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
January 5, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065737/osmoregulatory-role-of-vasotocinergic-and-isotocinergic-systems-in-the-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata-l
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Juan Miguel Mancera, Gonzalo Martínez-Rodríguez, Arleta Krystyna Skrzynska, Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha
Gilthead sea bream, Sparus aurata L., is an important fish species for the Mediterranean aquaculture and is considered a good model for studying the osmoregulatory process, due to its capacity to cope with great changes in environmental salinity (5-60‰). Our group studied the osmoregulatory role of different endocrine systems in this species, focusing on the vasotocinergic and isotocinergic systems over several years. For this purpose, the cDNAs coding for pro-vasotocin (pro-vt), pro-isotocin (pro-it), two arginine vasotocin (AVT) receptors (avtr v1a2- and v2-types) and one IT receptor (itr) were cloned...
January 5, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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