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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772330/translation-and-validation-of-the-brazilian-portuguese-short-version-of-vascular-quality-of-life-questionnaire-in-peripheral-artery-disease-patients-with-intermittent-claudication-symptoms
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Marilia de Almeida Correia, Aluísio Andrade-Lima, Paulo Longano Mesquita de Oliveira, Rômulo Martins Domiciano, Wagner Jorge Ribeiro Domingues, Nelson Wolosker, Pedro Puench-Leão, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, Gabriel Grizzo Cucato
BACKGROUND: The vascular quality of life questionnaire (VascuQoL-6) was proposed to evaluate specific quality of life in peripheral arterial disease patients (PAD). However, there is no Brazilian-Portuguese version available, blunting its use in Brazilian patients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the psychometric properties of a translated Brazilian-Portuguese version of VascuQoL-6 in Brazilian patients with PAD with intermittent claudication symptoms. METHODS: One hundred and eleven patients with PAD participated in the study...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722625/micro-vascularisation-is-not-a-limiting-factor-for-exercise-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Ida Torp Andersen, Adrian Harrison, Rikke Broholm, Anja Harder, Jens Bo Nielsen, Jens Bülow, Jessica Pingel
OBJECTIVES: Muscle contractures are a common complication in patients with central nervous system (CNS) lesions which limit range of movement and cause joint deformities. Furthermore, it has previously been shown that muscles with contractures have a reduced number of capillaries, indicating decreased tissue vascularization. The aim of the present study was to investigate the microvascular volume (MV) at rest and after acute exercise in the muscle tissue of individuals with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and healthy control individuals...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704099/usefulness-of-scoring-right-ventricular-function-for-assessment-of-prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yoshihiro Kamimura, Naoki Okumura, Shiro Adachi, Shigetake Shimokata, Fumitaka Tajima, Yoshihisa Nakano, Akihiro Hirashiki, Toyoaki Murohara, Takahisa Kondo
Right ventricular (RV) function is associated with prognosis in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). This study aimed to establish an RV dysfunction score using RV echocardiographic parameters to clarify the clinical characteristics in patients with CTEPH and to compare RV dysfunction score with parameters such as World Health Organization (WHO) functional class, hemodynamics, exercise capacity, and plasma BNP level. We enrolled 35 inpatients with CTEPH (mean age, 62 ± 15 years, 15 males)...
April 27, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656614/6-minute-walk-test-predicts-prolonged-hospitalization-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-mitral-valve-repair-by-mitraclip
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Mike Saji, Marc R Katz, Gorav Ailawadi, Timothy S Welch, Dale E Fowler, Jamie L W Kennedy, James D Bergin, Ivandito Kuntjoro, John M Dent, Michael Ragosta, D Scott Lim
BACKGROUND: The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple functional test that can predict exercise capacity and is widely employed to assess treatment outcomes. Although mortality with transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVr) using the MitraClip (Abbott Vascular, Menlo Park, CA) is significantly less than for open mitral valve surgery in high-risk patients, identifying which patient will benefit the most from TMVr remains a concern. There are limited prognostic metrics guiding patient selection and, no studies have reported relationship between prolonged hospitalization and 6MWT...
April 15, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650343/safety-efficacy-and-management-of-subcutaneous-treprostinil-infusions-in-the-treatment-of-severe-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension
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Marilyne Levy, Maria-Jesus Del Cerro, Sophie Nadaud, Karunakar Vadlamudi, Elizabeth Colgazier, Jeff Fineman, Damien Bonnet, Ian Adatia
BACKGROUND: Continuous intravenous epoprostenol was the first treatment approved for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) but administration through a central venous line carries risks of thrombosis and sepsis, particularly in children. We sought to evaluate the safety, efficacy and management of subcutaneous (SC) treprostinil in children with PAH. METHODS: Fifty-six children (median age 65, range 1-200 months) were treated with SC treprostinil. Clinical status, echocardiography, NT-proBNP, and site pain and infection were evaluated...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627967/supervised-exercise-therapy-versus-home-based-exercise-therapy-versus-walking-advice-for-intermittent-claudication
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David Hageman, Hugo Jp Fokkenrood, Lindy Nm Gommans, Marijn Ml van den Houten, Joep Aw Teijink
BACKGROUND: Although supervised exercise therapy (SET) provides significant symptomatic benefit for patients with intermittent claudication (IC), it remains an underutilized tool. Widespread implementation of SET is restricted by lack of facilities and funding. Structured home-based exercise therapy (HBET) with an observation component (e.g., exercise logbooks, pedometers) and just walking advice (WA) are alternatives to SET. This is the second update of a review first published in 2006...
April 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626613/comparing-the-effects-of-dual-task-gait-testing-in-new-and-established-ambulators-with-lower-extremity-amputations
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Courtney Frengopoulos, Michael Wc Payne, Jeffrey D Holmes, Ricardo Viana, Susan W Hunter
BACKGROUND: Gait is a complex process that involves coordinating motor and sensory systems through higher-order cognitive processes. Walking with a prosthesis after lower extremity amputation challenges these processes. However, the factors that influence the cognitive-motor interaction in gait among lower extremity amputees has not been evaluated. To assess the interaction of cognition and mobility, individuals must be evaluated using the dual-task paradigm. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of etiology and time with prosthesis on dual-task performance in those with lower extremity amputations...
April 4, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615545/pulmonary-endarterectomy-for-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-disease
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Şehnaz Olgun Yıldızeli, Alper Kepez, Serpil Taş, Mehmed Yanartaş, Ali Fuad Durusoy, Atakan Erkılınç, Bülent Mutlu, Cihangir Kaymaz, Hasan Sunar, Bedrettin Yıldızeli
OBJECTIVE: Chronic thromboembolic disease (CTED) is characterized by persistent pulmonary thromboembolic occlusions without pulmonary hypertension. Early surgical treatment by performing pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) may improve symptoms. The goal of the study was to review our experience and early outcome of PEA in patients with CTED. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on all patients who underwent PEA between 2011 and 2015. Patients with CTED and a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) of <25 mm Hg were identified...
April 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605901/right-ventricular-septomarginal-trabeculation-hypertrophy-is-associated-with-disease-severity-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Yang Dong, Jiayu Sun, Dan Yang, Juan He, Wei Cheng, Ke Wan, Hong Liu, Andreas Greiser, Xiaoyue Zhou, Yuchi Han, Yucheng Chen
To characterize the morphological change in the right ventricle (RV) of patients with pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) and further explore the correlation between septomarginal trabeculation (SMT) and right ventricular (RV) function, myocardial fibrosis, and exercise capacity in patients with PAH. Sixty untreated PAH patients were prospectively included from May 2016 to April 2017. All patients underwent comprehensive clinical evaluation and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). The area and diameter of the basal segment of SMT, and the mass of SMT were measured on cine SSFP images...
March 31, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589060/associations-between-objectively-measured-physical-activity-body-composition-and-sarcopenia-findings-from-the-hertfordshire-sarcopenia-study-hss
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Leo D Westbury, Richard M Dodds, Holly E Syddall, Alicja M Baczynska, Sarah C Shaw, Elaine M Dennison, Helen C Roberts, Avan Aihie Sayer, Cyrus Cooper, Harnish P Patel
Regular physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced risk of the development and progression of musculoskeletal, metabolic and vascular disease. However, PA declines with age and this can contribute to multiple adverse outcomes. The aims of this study were to describe the relationship between accelerometer-determined PA, body composition and sarcopenia (the loss of muscle mass and function with age). Seven-day PA was measured using the GENEactiv accelerometer among 32 men and 99 women aged 74-84 years who participated in the Hertfordshire Sarcopenia Study...
March 27, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580833/association-between-physical-activity-and-walking-capacity-with-cognitive-function-in-peripheral-artery-disease-patients
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Bruno Remigio Cavalcante, Antonio H Germano-Soares, Aline M Gerage, Anthony Leicht, Rafael M Tassitano, Henrique Bortolotti, Fábio Gazelato de Mello Franco, Nelson Wolosker, Gabriel G Cucato, Raphael M Ritti-Dias
OBJECTIVE: To identify the association between objectively measured physical activity and walking capacity with cognitive function in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease. METHODS: This was an observational, cross sectional study. One hundred and thirty patients (age 67 ± 8 years) were recruited at a tertiary centre specializing in vascular disease. Cognitive function (global, memory, executive function and attention) was evaluated using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment tool...
March 23, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551943/repair-of-bone-defect-of-the-lateral-forefoot-by-double-segment-triangular-fibula-flap-with-vascular-pedicle-a-case-report
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Ruifu Yang, Mingwu Zhou, Chaofeng Xing, Shimin Li, Li Song, Jia Chen, Yingjie Xiong, Kai Zhang
Objective: To expound the clinical effect of a new operation by transplanting double segment triangular fibula flap with vascular pedicle to repair the forefoot with lateral bone defect, and to study how to improve the operation method in the following stage. Methods: The inclusion criteria: More than 2 phalangeal and metatarsal bones defects of the lateral forefoot, widespread skin and soft tissue defects on pelma and dorsal foot, and destruction of the anterior aspect of foot arch, which seriously affects the foot function...
December 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518253/endovascular-revascularisation-versus-conservative-management-for-intermittent-claudication
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REVIEW
Farzin Fakhry, Hugo Jp Fokkenrood, Sandra Spronk, Joep Aw Teijink, Ellen V Rouwet, M G Myriam Hunink
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is the classic symptomatic form of peripheral arterial disease affecting an estimated 4.5% of the general population aged 40 years and older. Patients with IC experience limitations in their ambulatory function resulting in functional disability and impaired quality of life (QoL). Endovascular revascularisation has been proposed as an effective treatment for patients with IC and is increasingly performed. OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this systematic review is to summarise the (added) effects of endovascular revascularisation on functional performance and QoL in the management of IC...
March 8, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517668/the-efficiency-of-endothelin-receptor-antagonist-bosentan-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hong-Yu Kuang, Yu-Hao Wu, Qi-Jian Yi, Jie Tian, Chun Wu, We Nian Shou, Tie-Wei Lu
BACKGROUND: Oral bosentan has been widely applied in pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD). A systemic review and meta-analysis was conducted for a therapeutic evaluation of oral bosentan in both adult and pediatric patients with PAH-CHD. The acute responses and a long-term effect were respectively assessed in a comparison with baseline characteristics, and the improvement of exercise tolerance was analyzed. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of clinical controlled trails or observational studies have been searched for a recording of bosentan effects on the PAH-CHD participants...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515458/exercise-arterial-crosstalk-modulation-and-inflammation-in-an-aging-population-the-examin-age-study
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Lukas Streese, Arne Deiseroth, Juliane Schäfer, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Henner Hanssen
Background: Age is a key determinant for the development of cardiovascular disease and higher age coincides with an increased prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity. The study examines the influence of physical activity on aging processes of physiological systems focusing on the mechanisms of vascular aging. Methods/Design: The study consists of two parts. The cross-sectional approach aims at examining the association of physical fitness and cardiovascular risk with large and small artery function in healthy older active (HOA, n = 40) and sedentary (HOS, n = 40) persons as well as older sedentary individuals with increased cardiovascular risk (OSR, n = 80) aged 50-80 years...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488084/pulmonary-arterial-stiffening-in-copd-and-its-implications-for-right-ventricular-remodelling
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Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Patrick Sk Liu-Shiu-Cheong, Allan D Struthers, Brian J Lipworth, J Graeme Houston
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pulse wave velocity (PWV) allows the non-invasive measurement of pulmonary arterial stiffening, but has not previously been assessed in COPD. The aim of the current study was to assess PWV in COPD and its association with right ventricular (RV) remodelling. METHODS: Fifty-eight participants with COPD underwent pulmonary function tests, 6-min walk test and cardiac MRI, while 21 healthy controls (HCs) underwent cardiac MRI. Thirty-two COPD patients underwent a follow-up MRI to assess for longitudinal changes in RV metrics...
February 27, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466196/-issues-of-adipokine-regulation-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-systemic-osteopenia
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E A Kochetkova, V A Nevsorova, L G Ugay, Y V Maystrovskaya, T A Brodskaya
PURPOSE: to determine the role of adipokines and vascular remodeling in formation of osteoporosis in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Functional and hemodynamic parameters, bone mineral density (BMD) T-score in lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN), blood serum levels of leptin, adiponectin, visfatin and endothelin-1 were measured in 27 patients with severe IPAH and 30 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Half of IPAH patients had osteoporosis...
February 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466169/-selection-of-optimal-therapy-at-correction-of-the-anemic-syndrome-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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K K Zahidova
PURPOSE: to study efficacy of various schemes of therapy of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and anemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included in this study 208 patients with CHF of ishemic etiology (mean age 60.6±1.4 years, 174 with and 34 without anemia). According to therapeutic regimen of the use of methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta (MEB, 0.60 mсg/kg) and intravenous (IV) iron hydroxide sucrose complex all patients were divided into 4 groups. In all patients before and after treatment we determined Hb, Ht, plasma levels of ferritin, erythropoietin (EPO), NT-proBNP, IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α, transferrin saturation (TS), total vascular peripheral resistance, and parameters of systolic and diastolic function of left ventricular (LV) myocardium (by echocardiography and doppler echocardiography)...
January 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458386/functional-improvements-in-patients-with-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-after-sirolimus-an-observational-study
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Yongzhong Zhan, Lisha Shen, Wenshuai Xu, Xiuxiu Wu, Weihong Zhang, Jun Wang, Xue Li, Yanli Yang, Xinlun Tian, Kai-Feng Xu
BACKGROUND: Sirolimus has been shown to be effective in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). We wish to summarize our experience using sirolimus and its effectiveness in LAM patients. METHODS: We analyzed data from 98 patients who were diagnosed with definite or probable sporadic LAM based on the European Respiratory Society diagnosis criteria for LAM in 2010 at Peking Union Medical College Hospital and who had received sirolimus during January 2007 to June 2015...
February 20, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444773/lung-function-inflammation-and-endothelin-1-in-congenital-heart-disease-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Andrew Low, Sarah George, Luke Howard, Nicholas Bell, Ann Millar, Robert M R Tulloh
BACKGROUND: Breathlessness is the most common symptom in people with pulmonary arterial hypertension and congenital heart disease (CHD-APAH), previously thought to be caused by worsening PAH, but perhaps also by inflammation and abnormalities of lung function. We studied lung function and airway inflammation in patients with CHD-APAH and compared the results with controls. METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty people were recruited into the study: 20 CHD-APAH, 20 CHD controls, and 20 healthy controls...
February 14, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
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