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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107627/use-of-tissue-metabolite-analysis-and-enzyme-kinetics-to-discriminate-between-alternate-pathways-for-hydrogen-sulfide-metabolism
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Kristie D Cox Augustyn, Michael R Jackson, Marilyn Schuman Jorns
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenously synthesized signaling molecule that is enzymatically metabolized in mitochondria. The metabolism of H2S maintains optimal concentrations of the gasotransmitter and produces sulfane sulfur (S(0))-containing metabolites that may be functionally important in signaling. Sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase (SQOR) catalyzes the initial 2-electron oxidation of H2S to S(0) using coenzyme Q as electron acceptor in a reaction that requires a third substrate to act as the acceptor of S(0)...
January 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107459/associations-of-health-club-membership-with-physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-health
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Elizabeth C Schroeder, Gregory J Welk, Warren D Franke, Duck-Chul Lee
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluates whether a health club membership is associated with meeting the US physical activity (PA) guidelines and/or favorable cardiovascular health. METHODS: Using cross-sectional data of health club members (n = 204) and non-members (n = 201) from April to August 2013, this is the first study to our knowledge to examine a health club membership in relation to objectively measured cardiovascular health indicators including resting blood pressure, resting heart rate, body mass index, waist circumference, and cardiorespiratory fitness based on a non-exercise test algorithm...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107380/novel-tools-in-determining-the-physiological-demands-and-nutritional-practices-of-ontario-firerangers-during-fire-deployments
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A H Robertson, C Larivière, C R Leduc, Z McGillis, T Eger, A Godwin, M Larivière, S C Dorman
INTRODUCTION: The seasonal profession of wildland fire fighting in Canada requires individuals to work in harsh environmental conditions that are physically demanding. The purpose of this study was to use novel technologies to evaluate the physiological demands and nutritional practices of Canadian FireRangers during fire deployments. METHODS: Participants (n = 21) from a northern Ontario Fire Base volunteered for this study and data collection occurred during the 2014 fire season and included Initial Attack (IA), Project Fire (P), and Fire Base (B) deployments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107340/association-of-diabetes-related-complications-with-heart-rate-variability-among-a-diabetic-population-in-the-uae
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Ahsan H Khandoker, Haitham M Al-Angari, Kinda Khalaf, Sungmun Lee, Wael Almahmeed, Habiba S Al Safar, Herbert F Jelinek
Microvascular, macrovascular and neurological complications are the key causes of morbidity and mortality among type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the alterations of cardiac autonomic function of diabetic patients in relation to three types of diabetes-related complications. ECG recordings were collected and analyzed from 169 T2DM patients in supine position who were diagnosed with nephropathy (n = 55), peripheral neuropathy (n = 64) and retinopathy (n = 106) at two hospitals in the UAE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107204/non-invasive-blood-glucose-detection-system-based-on-conservation-of-energy-method
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Yang Zhang, Jian-Ming Zhu, Yong-Bo Liang, Hong-Bo Chen, Shi-Min Yin, Zhen-Cheng Chen
The most common method used for minimizing the occurrence of diabetes complications is frequent glucose testing to adjust the insulin dose. However, using blood glucose (BG) meters presents a risk of infection. It is of great importance to develop non-invasive BG detection techniques. To realize high-accuracy, low-cost and continuous glucose monitoring, we have developed a non-invasive BG detection system using a mixed signal processor 430 (MSP430) microcontroller. This method is based on the combination of the conservation-of-energy method with a sensor integration module, which collects physiological parameters, such as the blood oxygen saturation (SPO2), blood flow velocity and heart rate...
January 20, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107074/analysis-of-the-normal-electrocardiogram-in-wild-rooks-corvus-frugilegus
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Hossein Hassanpour, Hossein Abbasi Dehkordi, Mehdi Khosravi, Saeid Soltani, Leila Nasiri
To describe the normal electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns and values in unanesthetized rooks ( Corvus frugilegus ), standard bipolar (I, II, and III) and augmented unipolar limb (aVR, aVL, and aVF) lead ECGs were recorded from 10 clinically healthy wild rooks. Wave forms were analyzed in all leads at 50 mm/s and at 10 mm = 1 mV to determine PR, QRS, ST, and QT durations; the net QRS complex; and P and T amplitudes. The polarity of each waveform was tabulated in all leads. The mean electrical axis (MEA) for the frontal plane was counted by using leads II and III...
December 2016: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106832/plaimos-a-remote-mobile-healthcare-platform-to-monitor-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-variables
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Ramses Miramontes, Raúl Aquino, Arturo Flores, Guillermo Rodríguez, Rafael Anguiano, Arturo Ríos, Arthur Edwards
The number of elderly and chronically ill patients has grown significantly over the past few decades as life expectancy has increased worldwide, leading to increased demands on the health care system and significantly taxing traditional health care practices. Consequently, there is an urgent need to use technology to innovate and more constantly and intensely monitor, report and analyze critical patient physiological parameters beyond conventional clinical settings in a more efficient and cost effective manner...
January 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106717/air-embolism-diagnosis-clinical-management-and-outcomes
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Colin J McCarthy, Sasan Behravesh, Sailendra G Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of surgical procedures. Rapid recognition and intervention is critical for reducing morbidity and mortality. We retrospectively characterized our experience with air embolism during medical procedures at a tertiary medical center. Electronic medical records were searched for all cases of air embolism over a 25-year period; relevant medical and imaging records were reviewed. Sixty-seven air embolism cases were identified; the mean age was 59 years (range, 3-89 years)...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106000/left-bundle-branch-block-after-sutureless-transcatheter-and-stented-biological-aortic-valve-replacement-for-aortic-stenosis
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Madelien V Regeer, Lisanne R Merkestein, Arend de Weger, Vasileios Kamperidis, Frank van der Kley, Philippe J van Rosendael, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Robert J M Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado
AIMS: Conventional aortic valve replacement (AVR), sutureless AVR (su-AVR) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe aortic stenosis (AS) are associated with conduction abnormalities. The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of left bundle branch block (LBBB) after su-AVR and TAVI, in comparison to conventional AVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 501 patients (mean age 74±8 years, 53% male) without preoperative cardiac conduction disturbances who underwent AVR or TAVI were included in the study...
January 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105731/liraglutide-effects-on-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-albuminuria-a-sub-analysis-of-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-cross-over-trial
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Bernt Johan von Scholten, Frederik Persson, Signe Rosenlund, Jesper Eugen-Olsen, Tomasz Pielak, Jens Faber, Tine Willum Hansen, Peter Rossing
: We assessed the effects of liraglutide treatment on five cardiovascular risk biomarkers, reflecting different pathophysiology: 1) Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha); 2) Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR); 3) Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM); 4) Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP); and 5) Copeptin, in type 2 diabetes patients with albuminuria. In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial we enrolled patients with type 2 diabetes and persistent albuminuria (urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) > 30 mg/g) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥ 30 mL/min/1...
January 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105119/clinical-observation-on-the-treatment-of-acute-liver-failure-by-combined-non-biological-artificial-liver
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Maoqin Li, Jingxi Sun, Jiaqiong Li, Zaixiang Shi, Jiyuan Xu, Bo Lu, Shuli Cheng, Yanjun Xu, Xiaomeng Wang, Xianjiang Zhang
The clinical efficacy and safety of different combinations of non-bio artificial liver in the treatment of acute liver failure was examined. A total of 61 cases were selected under blood purification treatment from the patients with severe acute liver failure admitted to the severe disease department of the hospital from December, 2010 to December, 2015. Three types of artificial liver combinations were observed, i.e., plasma exchange plus hemoperfusion plus continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (PE+HP+CVVHDF), PE+CVVHDF and HP+CVVHDF...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105111/effect-of-rocuronium-on-the-bispectral-index-under-anesthesia-and-tracheal-intubation
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Hui Yue, Jinyu Han, Ling Liu, Kaiyuan Wang, Jincheng Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of various doses of rocuronium on bispectral index (BIS) responses to propofol induction and tracheal intubation, as well as the role of the non-depolarization muscle relaxant rocuronium on the depth of sedation. A total of 72 patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II) were anaesthetized with propofol using a target-controlled infusion, and randomly divided into two sedation level groups (n=36). The patients were divided into 2 groups according to the BIS value: A normal sedation group (group 1), with a stable BIS value at 40-60, and a deep sedation group (group 2), with a BIS value <20 or with burst suppression...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104770/decline-in-cardiovascular-mortality-possible-causes-and-implications
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REVIEW
George A Mensah, Gina S Wei, Paul D Sorlie, Lawrence J Fine, Yves Rosenberg, Peter G Kaufmann, Michael E Mussolino, Lucy L Hsu, Ebyan Addou, Michael M Engelgau, David Gordon
If the control of infectious diseases was the public health success story of the first half of the 20th century, then the decline in mortality from coronary heart disease and stroke has been the success story of the century's past 4 decades. The early phase of this decline in coronary heart disease and stroke was unexpected and controversial when first reported in the mid-1970s, having followed 60 years of gradual increase as the US population aged. However, in 1978, the participants in a conference convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute concluded that a significant recent downtick in coronary heart disease and stroke mortality rates had definitely occurred, at least in the US Since 1978, a sharp decline in mortality rates from coronary heart disease and stroke has become unmistakable throughout the industrialized world, with age-adjusted mortality rates having declined to about one third of their 1960s baseline by 2000...
January 20, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104622/renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-for-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-without-heart-failure-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Sripal Bangalore, Robert Fakheri, Simon Wandel, Bora Toklu, Jasmin Wandel, Franz H Messerli
OBJECTIVE:  To critically evaluate the efficacy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) in patients with coronary artery disease without heart failure, compared with active controls or placebo. DESIGN:  Meta-analysis of randomized trials. DATA SOURCES:  PubMed, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases until 1 May 2016. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES:  Randomized trials of RASi versus placebo or active controls in patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure (defined as left ventricular ejection fraction ≥40% or without clinical heart failure)...
January 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104273/physiologically-based-predictive-analytics-using-the-heart-rate-to-systolic-ratio-significantly-improves-the-timeliness-and-accuracy-of-sepsis-prediction-compared-to-sirs
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Omar K Danner, Sandra Hendren, Ethel Santiago, Brittany Nye, Prasad Abraham
BACKGROUND: Enhancing the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment of severe sepsis by using physiologically-based, predictive analytical strategies has not been fully explored. We hypothesize assessment of heart-rate-to-systolic-ratio significantly increases the timeliness and accuracy of sepsis prediction after emergency department (ED) presentation. METHODS: We evaluated the records of 53,313 ED patients from a large, urban teaching hospital between January and June 2015...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104126/analysis-of-donor-factors-for-non-heart-beating-donors-with-regard-to-cadaveric-kidney-transplantation-in-the-western-region-of-japan
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N Nakamura, M Tanaka, M Tsukamoto, Y Shimano, M Yasuhira, J Ashikari
BACKGROUND: Kidneys from non-heart-beating donors are thought to be marginal, and careful evaluation is required. Mass analyzed data are limited, and each transplant surgeon must evaluate these organs on the basis of their own experience. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 589 kidneys used for kidney transplantation from 304 non-heart-beating donors from January 2002 through December 2013 at the Japan Organ Transplant Network West Japan Division. The age of the donors, cause of death, and total ischemic time of more than 24 hours were factors that influenced the graft survival of the organs...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104120/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-heart-transplant-recipients-with-transplant-coronary-arterial-vasculopathy
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K Kuroda, H Sunami, Y Matsumoto, S Nakajima, T Sato, O Seguchi, H Hata, M Yanase, T Fujita, J Kobayashi, N Fukushima
BACKGROUND: Transplant coronary arterial vasculopathy (TCAV) is a major cause of death after heart transplantation (HTx). Palliative coronary revascularization has been attempted in patients with severe TCAV; however, the outcome has not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Ninety-six patients who were treated after HTx at our institute between 1999 and 2015 were screened for TCAV. TCAV was defined as >70% stenosis on coronary angiography (CAG) or a maximal intimal thickness of >0...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104114/re-evaluating-cut-off-points-for-the-expansion-of-deceased-donor-criteria-for-kidney-transplantation-in-japan
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Y Nakagawa, M Ikeda, T Ando, M Tasaki, K Saito, K Takahashi, A Aikawa, M Kikuchi, K Akazawa, Y Tomita
BACKGROUND: A shortage of donors poses a serious problem for organ transplantation around the world. In response, the concept of the expanded criteria donor (ECD) has been defined to include donors with traditionally less favorable characteristics. That definition has now been accepted and is being applied in kidney transplantation in the United States and Europe. However, the ECD has not yet been defined for deceased donor kidney transplantation in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed data on graft survival and relevant risk factors in patients who received deceased donor kidney transplants through the East Japan Branch of the Japan Organ Transplant network (n = 1051)...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104071/cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-and-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-20-years-follow-up
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Sunil K Agarwal, Faye L Norby, Eric A Whitsel, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lin Y Chen, Laura R Loehr, Valentin Fuster, Gerardo Heiss, Josef Coresh, Alvaro Alonso
BACKGROUND: Cardiac autonomic perturbations frequently antecede onset of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Interventions that influence autonomic inputs to myocardium may prevent AF. However, whether low heart rate or heart rate variability (HRV), which are noninvasive measures of cardiac autonomic dysfunction, are associated with AF incidence is unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to study the association between HRV and risk of AF. METHODS: This study included 11,715 middle-aged adults in the ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities) cohort with heart rate and HRV measures obtained from 2-min electrocardiogram recordings performed at baseline (1987 to 1989)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103933/quantification-of-myocardial-deformation-in-children-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-feature-tracking-determination-of-reference-values-for-left-ventricular-strain-and-strain-rate
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Florian André, Daniëlle Robbers-Visser, Astrid Helling-Bakki, Angela Föll, Andreas Voss, Hugo A Katus, Willem A Helbing, Sebastian J Buss, Joachim G Eichhorn
BACKGROUND: The objective assessment of global and regional cardiac function in children has shown to be clinically relevant but is challenging to conduct. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a valuable diagnostic modality especially in patients with cardiomyopathy or congenital heart disease. However, data on the normal cardiac deformation in children assessed by CMR is lacking at present. Thus, the aim of this study was to provide reference values for cardiac strain and strain rate in children and adolescents derived from CMR feature tracking (FT) measurements...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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