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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614115/trafficking-and-regulation-of-the-nkcc2-cotransporter-in-the-thick-ascending-limb
#2
Kerim Mutig
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The kidney Na-K-2Cl cotransporter (NKCC2) is essential for urinary concentration and renal electrolyte handling. Loss of function mutations in the NKCC2 gene cause urinary salt and potassium wasting, whereas excessive NKCC2 function has been linked to high blood pressure. Loop diuretics, targeting the transporter, are instrumental for relieving edema or hypertension. This review focuses on intrinsic mechanisms regulating NKCC2 activity at the posttranslational level, namely its trafficking and phosphorylation...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606851/cardiorespiratory-action-of-opioid-tachykinin-agonist-peptide-hybrid-in-anaesthetized-rats-transduction-pathways
#3
Piotr Wojciechowski, Małgorzata Szereda-Przestaszewska, Andrzej Wojciech Lipkowski
AWL3106 composed of opioid (dermorphin) and tachykinin (substance P7-11) pharmacophores is a new compound with high analgesic potency and markedly reduced ability to induce tolerance and dependence. The present study aimed to determine the respiratory and cardiovascular responses evoked by this peptide in urethane-chloralose anaesthetized, spontaneously breathing rats in the presence or absence of vagal connection. Intravenous injection of AWL3106 at a dose of 0.3μmol/kg in intact rats resulted in apnoea lasting 5...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600088/invasive-hemodynamics-of-pulmonary-disease-and-the-right-ventricle
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David Silber, Justine Lachmann
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) falls into 5 groups, as defined by the World Health Organization. Swan-Ganz catheters determine precapillary versus postcapillary PH. The hemodynamic values of PH at rest and with vasodilatory challenge categorize the etiology of PH and guide treatment. RV maladaptations to increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and the chronicity of the right ventricle's (RV) response to increased PH and/or increased PVR can be understood with pressure-volume (PV) loops constructed with use of conductance catheters...
July 2017: Interventional cardiology clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597590/in-vitro-evaluation-of-pediatric-hollow-fiber-membrane-oxygenators-on-hemodynamic-performance-and-gaseous-microemboli-handling-an-international-multicenter-multidisciplinary-approach
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Shigang Wang, Luiz F Caneo, Marcelo B Jatene, Fábio B Jatene, Idagene A Cestari, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to compare the hemodynamic performances and gaseous microemboli (GME) handling ability of two pediatric oxygenators in a simulated pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) model and the importance of adding an arterial filter in the circuit. The circuit consisted of a Braile Infant oxygenator or a Maquet Quadrox-I Pediatric oxygenator without integrated arterial filter (parallel arrangement), 1/4 in. ID tubing A-V loop, and a 12-Fr arterial cannula, primed with lactated Ringer's solution and packed red blood cells...
June 8, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593869/a-mock-heart-engineered-with-helical-aramid-fibers-for-in-vitro-cardiovascular-device-testing
#6
So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Po-Lin Hsu, Indra Müller, Ulrich Steinseifer, Dirk Abel, Rüdiger Autschbach, Rolf Rossaint, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Mock heart circulation loops (MHCLs) serve as in-vitro platforms to investigate the physiological interaction between circulatory systems and cardiovascular devices. A mock heart (MH) engineered with silicone walls and helical aramid fibers, to mimic the complex contraction of a natural heart, has been developed to advance the MHCL previously developed in our group. A mock aorta with an anatomical shape enables the evaluation of a cannulation method for ventricular assist devices (VADs) and investigation of the usage of clinical measurement systems like pressure-volume catheters...
April 4, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589706/technical-performance-and-clinical-effectiveness-of-drop-type-with-adjustable-concentrator-cell-free-and-concentrated-ascites-reinfusion-therapy
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Yosuke Yamada, Makoto Harada, Akinori Yamaguchi, Yasuko Kobayashi, Takashi Chino, Takashi Minowa, Takashi Kosuge, Wataru Tsukada, Koji Hashimoto, Yuji Kamijo
Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is a very useful treatment method for refractory ascites but is difficult for many hospitals to employ due to its need for specialized equipment. We have therefore developed drop-type with adjustable concentrator CART (DC-CART) that uses a drop-type filtration mechanism and requires only a simple pump and pressure monitor for its concentration process. Easy adjustment of ascites concentration is possible through a recirculation loop, and filter membrane washing is aided by DC-CART's external pressure-type filtration to enable the processing of any quality or quantity of ascites...
June 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588092/stunning-and-right-ventricular-dysfunction-is-induced-by-coronary-balloon-occlusion-and-rapid-pacing-in-humans-insights-from-right-ventricular-conductance-catheter-studies
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Richard G Axell, Joel P Giblett, Paul A White, Andrew Klein, James Hampton-Til, Michael O'Sullivan, Denise Braganza, William R Davies, Nick E J West, Cameron G Densem, Stephen P Hoole
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine whether right ventricular stunning could be detected after supply (during coronary balloon occlusion [BO]) and supply/demand ischemia (induced by rapid pacing [RP] during transcatheter aortic valve replacement) in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten subjects with single-vessel right coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with normal ventricular function were studied in the BO group. Ten subjects undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement were studied in the RP group...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550178/severity-of-structural-and-functional-right-ventricular-remodeling-depends-on-training-load-in-an-experimental-model-of-endurance-exercise
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Maria Sanz-de la Garza, Cira Rubies, Montserrat Batlle, Bart Bijnens, Lluís Mont, Marta Sitges, Eduard Guasch
An arrhythmogenic right ventricle (RV) remodeling has been reported in response to regular training, but it remains unclear how exercise intensity affects the presence and extent of such remodeling. We aimed at assessing the relationship between RV remodeling and exercise load in a long-term endurance training model. Wistar rats were conditioned to run at moderate (MOD, 45 min, 30cm/s) or intense (INT, 60 min, 60cm/s) workloads for 16 weeks; sedentary rats (SED) served as controls. Cardiac remodeling was assessed with standard echocardiographic and tissue Doppler techniques, sensor-tip pressure catheters and pressure-volume loop analyses...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533073/the-impact-of-sevoflurane-on-coupling-of-the-left-ventricular-to-systemic-vasculature-in-rats-with-chronic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Lu Wang, Hui Luo, Gang Qin, Yanan Cao, Xiaowei Gao, Zhong Zhang, Zhi Ye, Junjie Zhang, Qulian Guo, E Wang
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between left ventricular function and afterload has not been investigated as much as the right ventricular function under chronic pulmonary hypertension (PH) during anesthesia. This study was designed to investigate effects of sevoflurane on the intrinsic coupling relationship between the left ventricle and systemic vasculature in the presence of PH. DESIGN: A randomized, controlled study. SETTING: University hospital...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476921/non-invasive-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-elastance-according-to-pressure-volume-curves-modeling-in-arterial-hypertension
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Benjamin Bonnet, Franck Jourdan, Guilhem du Cailar, Pierre Fesler
Background- End systolic left ventricular (LV) elastance (Ees) has been previously calculated and validated invasively using LV pressure-volume (PV) loops. Non invasive methods have been proposed, but clinical application remains complex. The aim of the present study was to 1) estimate Ees according to modeling of LV PV curve during ejection ("Ejection PV Curve" method) and validate our method with existing published LV PV loops data. 2) test clinical applicability to detect non invasively a difference in Ees between normotensive and hypertensive subjects...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475560/hydrodynamic-and-geometric-behavior-of-two-pericardial-prostheses-implanted-in-small-aortic-roots
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Giordano Tasca, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Paola Redaelli, Claudia Romagnoni, Alberto Redaelli, Amando Gamba, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
Hydrodynamic performance of stented bioprostheses is far below that of the native valve. One of the reasons is that the internal diameter of the prosthesis is usually smaller than that of the native valve. However, other valve characteristics are also important in generating the pressure drop. We aimed to assess, in an ex vivo pulsatile mock loop, the hydrodynamic behavior of two bioprostheses, Trifecta and Mitroflow, to ascertain which geometric terms are limiting factors in hydrodynamic performance. At stroke volumes between 30 and 60 ml, Trifecta showed lower pressure drop, energy dissipation and valve resistance, and greater effective orifice area...
May 4, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465251/danshen-injection-prevents-heart-failure-by-attenuating-post-infarct-remodeling
#13
Lingyan Wang, Jiahui Yu, Patrick Asare Fordjour, Xiaoxue Xing, Hui Gao, Yanyan Li, Lingyan Li, Yan Zhu, Xiumei Gao, Guanwei Fan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen Injection (DSI) is a traditional Chinese medicine extracted from Danshen, prepared from the dried root and rhizome of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. Danshen is an ancient antipyretic traditional Chinese medicine which is mostly used to improve blood circulation and dispel blood stasis. Danshen decoction or liquor-fried Danshen (with grain-based liquor) which is cool in nature is traditionally used to 'cool the blood' and reduce the swelling of sores and abscesses...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410262/life-saving-esophageal-intubation-in-neonate-with-undiagnosed-tracheal-agenesis-a-case-report
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Christopher Sattler, Franklin Chiao, David Stein, Denise Murphy
A 3-day-old, 2.2-kg former 34-week premature infant with imperforate anus required loop ileostomy surgery. At delivery, the child had respiratory distress. Endotracheal intubation was "confirmed" by detection of exhaled carbon dioxide with a Pedi-Cap (Covidien, Dublin, Ireland) and subsequent chest x-ray. On arrival to the operating room, the pulse oximeter reading was 100% despite a large leak around the endotracheal tube and high-airway pressures. Packing the throat reduced the leak and increased the tidal volume...
April 13, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402411/impact-of-acute-hypertension-transients-on-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Candelas Pérez Del Villar, Konstantinos Savvatis, Begoña López, Mario Kasner, Pablo Martinez-Legazpi, Raquel Yotti, Arantxa González, Javier Díez, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Carsten Tschöpe, Javier Bermejo
Aim: To address the mechanisms responsible for the increase in LV filling pressures induced by acute hypertension transients in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Methods and results: Multiple-beat pressure-volume loops were recorded during inferior vena cava occlusion in 39 HFpEF patients and 20 controls during handgrip and atrial pacing. We measured the contribution of relaxation, elastic recoil, and stiffness to instantaneous diastolic pressure using a novel processing method...
April 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400369/in-utero-particulate-matter-exposure-produces-heart-failure-electrical-remodeling-and-epigenetic-changes-at-adulthood
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Vineeta Tanwar, Matthew W Gorr, Markus Velten, Clayton M Eichenseer, Victor P Long, Ingrid M Bonilla, Vikram Shettigar, Mark T Ziolo, Jonathan P Davis, Stephen H Baine, Cynthia A Carnes, Loren E Wold
BACKGROUND: Particulate matter (PM; PM2.5 [PM with diameters of <2.5 μm]) exposure during development is strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes at adulthood. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that in utero PM2.5 exposure alone could alter cardiac structure and function at adulthood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female FVB mice were exposed either to filtered air or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 73.61 μg/m(3) for 6 h/day, 7 days/week throughout pregnancy...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375841/a-mock-heart-engineered-with-helical-aramid-fibers-for-in-vitro-cardiovascular-device-testing
#17
So-Hyun Jansen-Park, Po-Lin Hsu, Indra Müller, Ulrich Steinseifer, Dirk Abel, Rüdiger Autschbach, Rolf Rossaint, Thomas Schmitz-Rode
Mock heart circulation loops (MHCLs) serve as in-vitro platforms to investigate the physiological interaction between circulatory systems and cardiovascular devices. A mock heart (MH) engineered with silicone walls and helical aramid fibers, to mimic the complex contraction of a natural heart, has been developed to advance the MHCL previously developed in our group. A mock aorta with an anatomical shape enables the evaluation of a cannulation method for ventricular assist devices (VADs) and investigation of the usage of clinical measurement systems like pressure-volume catheters...
April 1, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375709/a-novel-hands-free-abdominal-compression-device-for-colonoscopy-significantly-decreases-cecal-intubation-time-a-prospective-single-blinded-pilot-study
#18
Allison R Schulman, Marvin Ryou, Walter W Chan
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy outcome is limited by endoscope looping, which leads to patient discomfort, prolonged procedure, and increased sedation requirement. Traditional manual abdominal pressure is imprecise and manually intensive. A hands-free abdominal compression device (ACD) may improve colonoscopy outcome. We aimed to assess the effect of a novel ACD on colonoscopy outcomes compared to manual pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective single-blinded study of patients undergoing outpatient colonoscopy...
June 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373412/ventriculo-arterial-coupling-detects-occult-rv-dysfunction-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-vascular-disease
#19
Richard G Axell, Simon J Messer, Paul A White, Colm McCabe, Andrew Priest, Thaleia Statopoulou, Maja Drozdzynska, Jamie Viscasillas, Elizabeth C Hinchy, James Hampton-Till, Hatim I Alibhai, Nicholas Morrell, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Stephen R Large, Stephen P Hoole
Chronic thromboembolic disease (CTED) is suboptimally defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) <25 mmHg at rest in patients that remain symptomatic from chronic pulmonary artery thrombi. To improve identification of right ventricular (RV) pathology in patients with thromboembolic obstruction, we hypothesized that the RV ventriculo-arterial (Ees/Ea) coupling ratio at maximal stroke work (Ees/Eamax sw) derived from an animal model of pulmonary obstruction may be used to identify occult RV dysfunction (low Ees/Ea) or residual RV energetic reserve (high Ees/Ea)...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372840/restriction-capillaries-as-an-innovative-mixing-unit-for-intermediate-mobile-phase-exchange-in-multidimensional-analysis
#20
Glenn Loos, Konstantin Shoykhet, Monika Dittmann, Deirdre Cabooter
A novel mixing unit is proposed for the serial coupling of orthogonal columns to analyze polar and non-polar compounds in a single run. The principle relies on the isolation of unretained peaks eluting from a first dimension column in a sample loop, before directing them to a second column for separation. Since the mobile phases employed in highly orthogonal separations are not directly compatible, a mixing unit is required to alter the mobile phase composition before executing the second dimension separation...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
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