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Stefan Frantz, Ines Falcao-Pires, Jean-Luc Balligand, Johann Bauersachs, Dirk Brutsaert, Michele Ciccarelli, Dana Dawson, Leon J de Windt, Mauro Giacca, Nazha Hamdani, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Emilio Hirsch, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Manuel Mayr, Thomas Thum, Carlo G Tocchetti, Jolanda van der Velden, Gilda Varricchi, Stephane Heymans
Activation of the immune system in heart failure (HF) has been recognized for over 20 years. Initially, experimental studies demonstrated a maladaptive role of the immune system. However, several phase III trials failed to show beneficial effects in HF with therapies directed against an immune activation. Preclinical studies today describe positive and negative effects of immune activation in HF. These different effects depend on timing and aetiology of HF. Therefore, herein we give a detailed review on immune mechanisms and their importance for the development of HF with a special focus on commonalities and differences between different forms of cardiomyopathies...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332917/significance-of-sarcopenia-evaluation-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Keiichi Tsuchida, Yuki Fujihara, Jiro Hiroki, Takahiro Hakamata, Ryohei Sakai, Kota Nishida, Koji Sudo, Komei Tanaka, Yukio Hosaka, Kazuyoshi Takahashi, Hirotaka Oda
In patients with chronic heart failure (HF), the clinical importance of sarcopenia has been recognized in relation to disease severity, reduced exercise capacity, and adverse clinical outcome. Nevertheless, its impact on acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is still poorly understood. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a technique for quantitatively analyzing muscle mass and the degree of sarcopenia. Fat-free mass index (FFMI) is a noninvasive and easily applicable marker of muscle mass.This was a prospective observational cohort study comprising 38 consecutive patients hospitalized for ADHF...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332911/impact-of-continuous-administration-of-tolvaptan-on-preventing-medium-term-worsening-renal-function-and-long-term-adverse-events-in-heart-failure-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yusuke Nakano, Tomofumi Mizuno, Toru Niwa, Kentaro Mukai, Hirokazu Wakabayashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Hirohiko Ando, Hiroaki Takashima, Kenta Murotani, Katsuhisa Waseda, Tetsuya Amano
Tolvaptan (TLV) has an inhibiting effect for worsening renal function (WRF) in acute decompensated heart failure (HF) patients. However, there are limited data regarding the effect of continuous TLV administration on medium-term WRF.This was a retrospective observational study in hospitalized HF patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). TLV was administered to those patients with fluid retention despite standard HF therapy. We compared 34 patients treated with TLV (TLV group) to 33 patients treated with conventional HF therapy with high-dose loop diuretics (furosemide ≥ 40 mg) (Loop group)...
January 15, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330424/metagenomic-and-metabolomic-analyses-unveil-dysbiosis-of-gut-microbiota-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Xiao Cui, Lei Ye, Jing Li, Ling Jin, Wenjie Wang, Shuangyue Li, Minghui Bao, Shouling Wu, Lifeng Li, Bin Geng, Xin Zhou, Jian Zhang, Jun Cai
Previous studies suggested a possible gut microbiota dysbiosis in chronic heart failure (CHF). However, direct evidence was lacking. In this study, we investigated the composition and metabolic patterns of gut microbiota in CHF patients to provide direct evidence and comprehensive understanding of gut microbiota dysbiosis in CHF. We enrolled 53 CHF patients and 41 controls. Metagenomic analyses of faecal samples and metabolomic analyses of faecal and plasma samples were then performed. We found that the composition of gut microbiota in CHF was significantly different from controls...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330063/risk-of-ischemic-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ju-Yeun Lee, Kyung-Ah Park, Sei Yeul Oh
PURPOSE: To investigate the risk of acute tubular necrosis (ATN) in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). DESIGN: Population-based cohort study METHODS: This is a nationwide, population-based, retrospective study using data from the Korean national health claims database from 2011 through 2015. Patients with NAION and randomly selected control subjects from the entire Korean population were enrolled. A log rank analysis was used to evaluate a risk of ATN in the group of patients with NAION (study group) compared to an age-, sex-, and comorbidities-matched control group...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329993/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-four-patients-treated-by-leflunomide
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Valentin Coirier, Alain Lescoat, Céline Chabanne, Maxime Fournet, Guillaume Coiffier, Stéphane Jouneau, Elisabeth Polard, Patrick Jégo
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disorder that can be drug-induced, mostly following treatment by appetite-suppressant drugs. We report four cases of patients who developed PAH following a treatment by leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or undetermined connective tissue disease. All patients described a progressive dyspnea from grade II to IV of NYHA classification; clinical examination found signs of heart failure. PAH was finally diagnosed and confirmed by right heart catheterisation...
January 9, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327942/efficient-selective-screening-for-heart-failure-in-elderly-men-and-women-from-the-community-a-diagnostic-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Rogier F Kievit, Aisha Gohar, Arno W Hoes, Michiel L Bots, Evelien Es van Riet, Yvonne van Mourik, Loes Cm Bertens, Leandra Jm Boonman-de Winter, Hester M den Ruijter, Frans H Rutten
Background Prevalence of undetected heart failure in older individuals is high in the community, with patients being at increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to the chronic and progressive nature of this complex syndrome. An essential, yet currently unavailable, strategy to pre-select candidates eligible for echocardiography to confirm or exclude heart failure would identify patients earlier, enable targeted interventions and prevent disease progression. The aim of this study was therefore to develop and validate such a model that can be implemented clinically...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326279/gut-microbiota-in-cardiovascular-disease-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Takeshi Kitai, W H Wilson Tang
Accumulating evidence supports a relationship between the complexity and diversity of the gut microbiota and host diseases. In addition to alterations in the gut microbial composition, the metabolic potential of gut microbiota has been identified as a contributing factor in the development of diseases. Recent technological developments of molecular and biochemical analyses enable us to detect and characterize the gut microbiota via assessment and classification of its genomes and corresponding metabolites. These advances have provided emerging data supporting the role of gut microbiota in various physiological activities including host metabolism, neurological development, energy homeostasis, and immune regulation...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325804/heart-failure-in-numbers-estimates-for-the-21st-century-in-portugal
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Cândida Fonseca, Daniel Brás, Inês Araújo, Fátima Ceia
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Heart failure is a major public health problem that affects a large number of individuals and is associated with high mortality and morbidity. This study aims to estimate the probable scenario for HF prevalence and its consequences in the short-, medium- and long-term in Portugal. METHODS: This assessment is based on the EPICA (Epidemiology of Heart Failure and Learning) project, which was designed to estimate the prevalence of chronic heart failure in mainland Portugal in 1998...
January 8, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325796/lcz696-sacubitril-valsartan-an-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-fibrosis-and-vasculopathy-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Yasunori Suematsu, Wanghui Jing, Ane Nunes, Moti L Kashyap, Mahyar Khazaeli, Nosratola D Vaziri, Hamid Moradi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. LCZ696 (Sacubitril/valsartan) is a promising agent which has shown significant potential in treatment of heart failure. We hypothesized that LCZ696 is more effective than valsartan alone in treatment of cardiovascular abnormalities associated with experimental CKD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Sprague Dawley rats underwent 5/6 nephrectomy and were subsequently randomized to no treatment (CKD), 30 mg/kg valsartan (VAL), or 60 mg/kg LCZ696 (LCZ)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325373/-the-practice-of-inter-professional-team-approach-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322217/-functional-diagnostics-in-pneumology
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REVIEW
M Held, S Baron, B Jany
Alongside imaging techniques, pulmonary function testing helps in the diagnosis of underlying disorders such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or fibrosing lung disease. However, disease severity grading is also important, as well as disease follow-up under therapy. The value of spirometry as a first-line diagnostic test, whole-body plethysmography in advanced diagnostics, the measurement of transfer factor, as well as blood gas analysis are outlined. The importance of spiroergometry, echocardiography, and right-heart catheterization, particularly in the functional assessment of pulmonary vascular disorders, is described...
January 10, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320517/explaining-the-decline-in-coronary-heart-disease-mortality-rates-in-the-slovak-republic-between-1993-2008
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Marek Psota, Piotr Bandosz, Eva Gonçalvesová, Mária Avdičová, Mária Bucek Pšenková, Martin Studenčan, Jarmila Pekarčíková, Simon Capewell, Martin O'Flaherty
OBJECTIVE: Between the years 1993 and 2008, mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Slovak Republic have decreased by almost one quarter. However, this was a smaller decline than in neighbouring countries. The aim of this modelling study was therefore to quantify the contributions of risk factor changes and the use of evidence-based medical therapies to the CHD mortality decline between 1993 and 2008. METHODS: We identified, obtained and scrutinised the data required for the model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320510/adipose-tissue-atgl-modifies-the-cardiac-lipidome-in-pressure-overload-induced-left-ventricular-failure
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Janek Salatzki, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Kajetan Bentele, Annelie Blumrich, Elia Smeir, Zsofia Ban, Sarah Brix, Jana Grune, Niklas Beyhoff, Robert Klopfleisch, Sebastian Dunst, Michal A Surma, Christian Klose, Michael Rothe, Frank R Heinzel, Alexander Krannich, Erin E Kershaw, Dieter Beule, P Christian Schulze, Nikolaus Marx, Ulrich Kintscher
Adipose tissue lipolysis occurs during the development of heart failure as a consequence of chronic adrenergic stimulation. However, the impact of enhanced adipose triacylglycerol hydrolysis mediated by adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) on cardiac function is unclear. To investigate the role of adipose tissue lipolysis during heart failure, we generated mice with tissue-specific deletion of ATGL (atATGL-KO). atATGL-KO mice were subjected to transverse aortic constriction (TAC) to induce pressure-mediated cardiac failure...
January 10, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319747/effect-of-an-orientation-group-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cristina Silva Arruda, Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira, Lyvia da Silva Figueiredo, Bruna Dos Santos Scofano, Paula Vanessa Peclat Flores, Ana Carla Dantas Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the orientation group on therapeutic adherence and self-care among patients with chronic heart failure. METHOD: Randomized controlled trial with 27 patients with chronic heart failure. The intervention group received nursing consultations and participated in group meetings with the multi-professional team. The control group only received nursing consultations in a period of four months. Questionnaires validated for use in Brazil were applied in the beginning and in the end of the study to assess self-care outcomes and adherence to treatment...
January 8, 2018: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319365/the-prognostic-value-of-mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea
#16
Justin J Choi, Matthew W McCarthy
Acute dyspnea is a common chief complaint among patients who visit an emergency room and presents diagnostic challenges for clinicians in both identifying the etiology and determining the clinical severity. The study of biomarkers in the prognostication and risk stratification of these patients has been increasing, including the investigation of the prognostic value for mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM). Areas Covered: In this review, the authors cover what is known about MR-proADM testing in patients presenting with acute dyspnea and the supporting evidence of its prognostic value in common conditions in medical patients with acute dyspnea, including acute heart failure, community acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute pulmonary embolism...
January 10, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318439/mind-the-gap-mismatches-between-clinicians-and-patients-in-heart-failure-medication-management
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Ken Lee Chin, Marina Skiba, Christopher M Reid, Andrew Tonkin, Ingrid Hopper, Justin A Mariani, Danny Liew
PURPOSE: Previous studies on the 'treatment gap' in patients with heart failure (HF) have focused either on prescribing or patients' adherence to prescribed treatment. This study sought to determine whether or not recent initiatives to close the gap have also minimised any mismatches between physicians' expectation of their patients' medications, medications in the patients' possession and their actual medication use. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational survey was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 in The Alfred Hospital HF clinic in Melbourne, Australia...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317401/acute-and-chronic-increases-of-circulating-fstl1-normalize-energy-substrate-metabolism-in-pacing-induced-heart-failure
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Mitsuru Seki, Jeffery C Powers, Sonomi Maruyama, Maria A Zuriaga, Chia-Ling Wu, Clara Kurishima, Lydia Kim, Jesse Johnson, Anthony Poidomani, Tao Wang, Eric Muñoz, Sudarsan Rajan, Joon Y Park, Kenneth Walsh, Fabio A Recchia
BACKGROUND: FSTL1 (follistatin-like protein 1) is an emerging cardiokine/myokine that is upregulated in heart failure (HF) and is found to be cardioprotective in animal models of cardiac injury. We tested the hypothesis that circulating FSTL1 can affect cardiac function and metabolism under baseline physiological conditions and in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: FSTL1 was acutely (10 minutes) or chronically (2 weeks) infused to attain clinically relevant blood levels in conscious dogs with cardiac tachypacing-induced HF...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316896/substitution-of-care-for-chronic-heart-failure-from-the-hospital-to-the-general-practice-patients-perspectives
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J A Wildeboer, A R T van de Ven, D de Boer
BACKGROUND: Shifting care from the secondary to the primary system may present an opportunity to ensure that the increasing number of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) receive high-quality care while containing costs. However, shifting from secondary to primary care might seem radical to patients. A qualitative insight into patients' issues, preferences, expectations and needs may help arrange a smooth transition from secondary to primary care for CHF patients. The aim of this exploratory study is therefore to gain insights into the way CHF patients in secondary care perceive the possibility of substitution of CHF care from secondary to primary care...
January 9, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316267/elderly-patients-with-suspected-chronic-digoxin-toxicity-a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-receiving-and-not-receiving-digoxin-fab
#20
Hooman Arbabian, Hwee Min Lee, Andis Graudins
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare clinical features of patients with elevated serum digoxin concentrations who were treated with digoxin-Fab with those where the immunotherapy was not given by a tertiary hospital toxicology service. METHODS: This was a retrospective series of patients with supratherapeutic serum digoxin concentrations referred to the toxicology service from August 2013 to October 2015. Data collected included demographics, presenting complaint, digoxin dose, other medications taken, serum digoxin, potassium and creatinine concentration on presentation and initial and post-digoxin-Fab heart rate...
January 8, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
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