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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430115/a-systematic-review-of-3-d-printing-in-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases
#1
Zhonghua Sun, Shen Yuan Lee
OBJECTIVE: The application of 3-D printing has been increasingly used in medicine, with research showing many applications in cardiovascular disease. This systematic review analyzes those studies published about the applications of 3-D printed, patient-specific models in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS: A search of PubMed/Medline and Scopus databases was performed to identify studies investigating the 3-D printing in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427321/in-silico-assessment-of-biomedical-products-the-conundrum-of-rare-but-not-so-rare-events-in-two-case-studies
#2
Marco Viceconti, Claudio Cobelli, Tarek Haddad, Adam Himes, Boris Kovatchev, Mark Palmer
In silico clinical trials, defined as "The use of individualized computer simulation in the development or regulatory evaluation of a medicinal product, medical device, or medical intervention," have been proposed as a possible strategy to reduce the regulatory costs of innovation and the time to market for biomedical products. We review some of the the literature on this topic, focusing in particular on those applications where the current practice is recognized as inadequate, as for example, the detection of unexpected severe adverse events too rare to be detected in a clinical trial, but still likely enough to be of concern...
May 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427040/cortex-mori-radicis-extract-attenuates-myocardial-damages-in-diabetic-rats-by-regulating-ers
#3
Jiangfang Lian, Jiayuan Chen, Yanyan Yuan, Jiayi Chen, M Daud M Sayed, Lin Luo, Yabing Zhu, Song Li, Shizhong Bu
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is diagnosed when patients with diabetes develop ventricular dysfunction but do not exhibit coronary atherosclerosis or hypertension. Cortex Mori (CM) Radicis,he epidermis of the root of Morus alba L, has been traditionally used for cough treatment in oriental medicine. In this study, we investigated the protection of myocardium by CM in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats and the underlying mechanisms. Diabetes was induced in rats by an injection of STZ at 25mg/kg. The animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, diabetes, diabetes with CM treatment, diabetes with CM preventative treatment...
April 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426162/motion-corrected-simultaneous-cardiac-positron-emission-tomography-and-coronary-mr-angiography-with-high-acquisition-efficiency
#4
Camila Munoz, Radhouene Neji, Gastão Cruz, Andrew Mallia, Sami Jeljeli, Andrew J Reader, Rene M Botnar, Claudia Prieto
PURPOSE: Develop a framework for efficient free-breathing simultaneous whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) and cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) on a 3 Tesla PET-MR system. METHODS: An acquisition that enables nonrigid motion correction of both CMRA and PET has been developed. The proposed method estimates translational motion from low-resolution 2D MR image navigators acquired at each heartbeat and 3D nonrigid respiratory motion between different respiratory bins from the CMRA data itself...
April 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426026/generation-of-multipotent-induced-cardiac-progenitor-cells-from-mouse-fibroblasts-and-potency-testing-in-ex-vivo-mouse-embryos
#5
Pratik A Lalit, Adriana M Rodriguez, Karen M Downs, Timothy J Kamp
Here we describe a protocol to generate expandable and multipotent induced cardiac progenitor cells (iCPCs) from mouse adult fibroblasts using forced expression of Mesp1, Tbx5, Gata4, Nkx2.5 and Baf60c (MTGNB) along with activation of Wnt and JAK/STAT signaling. This method does not use iPS cell factors and thus differs from cell activation and signaling-directed (CASD) reprogramming to cardiac progenitors. Our method is specific to direct CPC reprogramming, whereas CASD reprogramming can generate various cell types depending on culture conditions and raises the possibility of transitioning through a pluripotent cell state...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418441/an-integrated-anti-arrhythmic-target-network-of-a-chinese-medicine-compound-wenxin-keli-revealed-by-combined-machine-learning-and-molecular-pathway-analysis
#6
Taiyi Wang, Ming Lu, Qunqun Du, Xi Yao, Peng Zhang, Xiaonan Chen, Weiwei Xie, Zheng Li, Yuling Ma, Yan Zhu
Wenxin Keli (WK), a Chinese patent medicine, is known to be effective against cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. Although a number of electrophysiological findings regarding its therapeutic effect have been reported, the active components and system-level characterizations of the component-target interactions of WK have yet to be elucidated. In the current study, we present the first report of a new protective effect of WK on suppressing anti-arrhythmic-agent-induced arrhythmias. In a model of isolated guinea pig hearts, rapid perfusion of quinidine altered the heart rate and prolonged the Q-T interval...
April 18, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416208/fetal-and-perinatal-stem-cells-in-cardiac-regeneration-moving-forward-to-the-paracrine-era
#7
C Balbi, S Bollini
Cardiovascular disease (CD) is a major burden for Western society. Regenerative medicine has provided encouraging results, yet it has not addressed the focal defects causing CD and mainly related to the inefficient repair programme of the heart. In this scenario, stem cells have been broadly investigated and their paracrine effect proposed as a possible working strategy to boost endogenous mechanisms of repair and regeneration from within the cardiac tissue. The scientific community is now focusing on identifying the most effective stem cell secretome, as the whole of bioactive factors and extracellular vesicles secreted by stem cells and endowed with regenerative potential...
April 12, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416028/attitudes-and-perceptions-of-pregnant-women-with-chd-results-of-a-single-site-survey
#8
Aarthi Sabanayagam, David Briston, Ali N Zaidi
Introduction CHD occurs in about 1% of the United States population, and is now the most common cardiac condition affecting women during pregnancy. METHODS: An anonymous, single-site, cross-sectional, 50-question survey was performed at a national Adult Congenital Heart Disease conference to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding cardiac care during pregnancy in women with CHD. RESULTS: A total of 77 women completed the survey. Among them, 50% (n=39) had moderate and 38% (n=29) had severely complex disease; 30% (n=23) of women were told that pregnancy was contraindicated given their underlying cardiac condition...
April 18, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414815/isolation-of-human-explant-derived-cardiac-stem-cells-from-cryopreserved-heart-tissue
#9
Robyn Jackson, Seth Mount, Bin Ye, Audrey E Mayfield, Vincent Chan, Munir Boodhwani, Ross A Davies, Haissam Haddad, Darryl R Davis
The value of preserving high quality bio specimens for fundamental research is significant as linking cellular and molecular changes to clinical and epidemiological data has fueled many recent advances in medicine. Unfortunately, storage of traditional biospecimens is limited to fixed samples or isolated genetic material. Here, we report the effect of cryopreservation of routine myocardial biopsies on explant derived cardiac stem cell (EDC) culture outcomes. We demonstrate that immediate cryopreservation or delayed cryopreservation after suspension within cardioplegia for 12 hours did not alter EDC yields, proliferative capacity, antigenic phenotype or paracrine signature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414112/binding-of-erucic-acid-with-human-serum-albumin-using-a-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-study
#10
Gulam Rabbani, Mohammad Hassan Baig, Arif Tasleem Jan, Eun Ju Lee, Mohsin Vahid Khan, Masihuz Zaman, Abd-ElAziem Farouk Gad, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Inho Choi
Erucic acid (EA) is one of the key fatty acids usually found in canola oil, mustard oil and rapeseed oil. Consumption of EA in primates was found to cause myocardial lipidosis and cardiac steatosis. To have an insight of the effect of EA in humans, we performed in vitro interaction studies of EA with the primary plasma protein, human serum albumin (HSA). Spectroscopic (UV-vis and fluorescence) analysis of the EA-HSA interaction revealed a static mode of quenching, with binding constant Kb ∼10(4) reflecting high affinity of EA for HSA...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402148/should-modulation-of-p50-be-a-therapeutic-target-in-the-critically-ill
#11
Amudan J Srinivasan, Clare Morkane, Daniel S Martin, Ian J Welsby
A defining feature of human hemoglobin is its oxygen binding affinity, quantified by the partial pressure of oxygen at which hemoglobin is 50% saturated (p50), and the variability of this parameter over a range of physiological and environmental states. Modulation of this property of hemoglobin can directly affect the degree of peripheral oxygen offloading and tissue oxygenation. Areas covered: This review summarizes the role of hemoglobin oxygen affinity in normal and abnormal physiology and discusses the current state of the literature regarding artificial modulation of p50...
April 12, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401682/guideline-based-intervention-to-reduce-telemetry-rates-in-a-large-tertiary-centre
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Satish Ramkumar, Edward H Tsoi, Ajay Raghunath, Floyd F Dias, Christopher Li Wai Suen, Andrew H Tsoi, Darren R Mansfield
BACKGROUND: Inappropriate cardiac telemetry use is associated with reduced patient flow and increased health care costs. AIM: To evaluate the outcomes of guideline-based application of cardiac telemetry. METHODS: Phase I involved a prospective audit(03-09/2011) of telemetry use at a tertiary hospital. Data was collected on indication for telemetry and clinical outcomes. Phase II prospectively included patients > 18yrs under general medicine requiring ward based telemetry...
April 12, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399414/laboratory-and-clinical-predictors-of-30-day-survival-for-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-8-year-experience-at-albert-einstein-college-of-medicine-montefiore-medical-center
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Ivo M B Francischetti, James Szymanski, Daniel Rodriguez, Moonseong Heo, Lucia R Wolgast
PURPOSE: Survival of patients on ECMO has remained stable in every population. Laboratory values predictors of survival are required to improve patient care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical Looking Glass software was used to assess Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) of patients at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center (2007-2014). RESULTS: Our population comprises of 166 adults and was divided in survivors and non-survivors, within 30days...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396229/troponin-testing-in-patients-without-chest-pain-or-electrocardiographic-ischemic-changes
#14
Zvi Shimoni, Rossina Arbuzov, Paul Froom
BACKGROUND: Although often recommended by experts, it is unclear if elevated troponin measurements have clinical utility in patients without chest pain or ischemic electrocardiographic changes. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine clinical utility, and downstream testing in patients with elevated troponin values but without chest pain or electrocardiographic changes. METHODS: We selected all patients aged 30-100 years hospitalized in cardiology and internal medicine departments from July 1, 2013 until July 31, 2016...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396082/pregnancy-related-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a%C3%A2-case-series-and-literature-review
#15
Emily Rose, Maheedhar Gedela, Nathan Miller, Paul L Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Cardiac emergencies during pregnancy are rare but have significant associated morbidity and mortality when they do occur. The emergency physician must not only be aware of potentially life-threatening conditions in the pregnant woman, but also know the emergent management and treatment of these conditions to avoid worsening of the underlying condition. Pregnancy-related spontaneous coronary artery dissection has been described in the cardiology literature, but is not well-known in emergency medicine literature...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395423/-a-pilot-study-to-explore-a-registry-method-for-acute-cardiovascular-events
#16
L Hou, W Han, Y Tang, F Xue, S H Liang, W Z Wang, B Zhang, H Y Pang, Y Y Wang, Z X Wang, Y D Hu, L Wang, M T Zhang, J M Jiang
Objective: To explore a registry method for acute cardiovascular events in large-scale fields across China. Methods: This study was based on a community-based Kazakh cohort, including 1 668 persons with complete baseline data, conducted in Altay, Xinjiang. Acute cardiovascular events included acute myocardial infarction(ICD-10: I21-I22), sudden cardiac death (I46.1), and incident stroke (I60-I64) that occurred during the period from Oct 1, 2012 to Jun 30, 2016. There were three stages, a hospital-based search for checking medical records of inpatients in all four local hospitals, a community-based supplementary registry, and an extra survey for reducing false negatives, to complete this registry...
April 4, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390761/the-aav-mediated-and-rna-guided-crispr-cas9-system-for-gene-therapy-of-dmd-and-bmd
#17
REVIEW
Jing-Zhang Wang, Peng Wu, Zhi-Min Shi, Yan-Li Xu, Zhi-Jun Liu
Mutations in the dystrophin gene (Dmd) result in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), which afflict many newborn boys. In 2016, Brain and Development published several interesting articles on DMD treatment with antisense oligonucleotide, kinase inhibitor, and prednisolone. Even more strikingly, three articles in the issue 6271 of Science in 2016 provide new insights into gene therapy of DMD and BMD via the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9)...
April 5, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388764/friedrich-mohr-from-the-cardiologist-s-view-a-visionary-leader-in-cardiac-medicine
#18
Christian W Hamm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387893/regenerative-medicine-in-cardiovascular-diseases-an-update
#19
Y Cao, P-Y Zhang
The unique ability of regenerative medicine to differentiate into any cell of the three germ layers (endoderm, ectoderm, and mesoderm) is of immense clinical importance. They have an unique capacity for unlimited self-renewal. Furthermore, pluripotent stem cells (PSC), including human embryonic (hESC) and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), hold great potential as an unlimited source of functional as well as transplantable cells applications. Specifically, in the context of cardiovascular and ischemic diseases, it is believed that hESC-derived endothelial cells (hESC- ECs) could be used to stimulate angiogenesis or vasculogenesis in ischemic tissues, thereby restoring blood supply to the affected area...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386582/preliminary-phytochemical-screening-quantitative-analysis-of-alkaloids-and-antioxidant-activity-of-crude-plant-extracts-from-ephedra-intermedia-indigenous-to-balochistan
#20
Rahman Gul, Syed Umer Jan, Syed Faridullah, Samiullah Sherani, Nusrat Jahan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity, screening the phytogenic chemical compounds, and to assess the alkaloids present in the E. intermedia to prove its uses in Pakistani folk medicines for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis. Antioxidant activity was analyzed by using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl-hydrate assay. Standard methods were used for the identification of cardiac glycosides, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, anthraquinones, and alkaloids. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used for quantitative purpose of ephedrine alkaloids in E...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
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