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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096864/feline-dirofilariosis-due-to-dirofilaria-immitis-in-meshkin-shahr-district-northwestern-iran
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Mahya Khodabakhsh, Abdolali Malmasi, Mehdi Mohebali, Zabihollah Zarei, Eshrat Beigom Kia, Amrollah Azarm
BACKGROUND: Dirofilaria immitis is a common nematode of the cardiovascular system, which infects carnivores all over the world. The infection is prevalent in dogs, but in cats and human is rare. Dirofilariosis is transmitted by mosquitoes. Cats are accidental hosts and are naturally resistant to the infection, compared to the dogs. Mild infection can cause severe illness in cats and may lead to death, so it is clinically important to diagnose the disease. METHODS: In the present study, 103 stray cats were collected from Meshkin Shahr district, Aradabil Province, northwestern Iran that is an endemic area for canine dirofilariosis...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095511/epidemiology-and-molecular-typing-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-naturally-infected-hound-dogs-and-associated-triatomine-vectors-in-texas-usa
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Rachel Curtis-Robles, Karen F Snowden, Brandon Dominguez, Lewis Dinges, Sandy Rodgers, Glennon Mays, Sarah A Hamer
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi is the etiologic agent of Chagas disease throughout the Americas. Few population-level studies have examined the epidemiology of canine infection and strain types of T. cruzi that infect canines in the USA. We conducted a cross-sectional study of T. cruzi infection in working hound dogs in south central Texas, including analysis of triatomine vectors collected within kennel environments. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPLE FINDINGS: Paired IFA and Chagas Stat-Pak serological testing showed an overall seroprevalence of 57...
January 17, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086779/the-effect-of-electrical-conductivity-of-myocardium-on-cardiac-pumping-efficacy-a-computational-study
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Ana Rahma Yuniarti, Ki Moo Lim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The existence of non-excitable cells in the myocardium leads to the increasing conduction non-uniformity and decreasing myocardial electrical conductivity. Slowed myocardial conduction velocity (MCV) believed to enhance the probability of cardiac arryhthmia and alter the cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, even in sinus rhythm. Though several studies on the correlation between MCV and cardiac electrical instabilities exist, there has been no study concerning correlation or causality between MCV and cardiac mechanical pumping efficacy, due to the limitation in clinical methods to document and evaluate cardiac mechanical responses directly...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079862/extra-neuronal-pathology-in-a-canine-model-of-cln2-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-after-intracerebroventricular-gene-therapy-that-delays-neurological-disease-progression
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M L Katz, G C Johnson, S B Leach, B G Williamson, J R Coates, R E H Whiting, D P Vansteenkiste, M S Whitney
CLN2 neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis is a hereditary lysosomal storage disease with primarily neurological signs that results from mutations in TPP1 which encodes the lysosomal enzyme tripeptidyl peptidase-1 (TPP1). Studies using a canine model for this disorder demonstrated that delivery of TPP1 enzyme to the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by intracerebroventricular administration of an AAV-TPP1 vector resulted in substantial delays in the onset and progression of neurological signs and prolongation of lifespan...
January 12, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070608/xuebijing-injection-treatment-inhibits-vasopermeability-and-reduces-fluid-requirements-in-a-canine-burn-model
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F-B Tang, Y-L Dai, S Hu, L-Q Ma, J-Y Li, H-P Zhang, W-H Zhang, Y-G Li, H-B Wang, H-Y Lin, Q Hu, L Li
OBJECTIVE: High vasopermeability and excessive inflammation following severe burns may result in tissue edema, organ dysfunction and the loss of circulatory plasma volume, which can influence the doctor to do the prognosis to the patients. The study aims to examine whether Xuebijing injection (XBJ), an extracts of a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat sepsis in clinic, can reduces fluid requirements by inhibiting vasopermeability and tissue edema in a canine model after burn injury...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046380/we-fg-202-06-the-use-of-hybrid-pet-mri-for-identifying-the-presence-of-cardiac-inflammation-following-external-beam-irradiation
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O El-Sherif, I Xhaferllari, J Sykes, J Butler, J Battista, G Wisenberg, F Prato, S Gaede
PURPOSE: To monitor the evolution of radiation-induced cardiac inflammation in a canine model using hybrid positron emission tomography (PET/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Research ethics approval was obtained for a longitudinal imaging study of 5 canines after cardiac irradiation. Animals were imaged at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months post cardiac irradiation using a hybrid PET-MRI system (Biograph mMR, Siemens Healthcare). The imaging protocol was designed to assess changes in cardiac inflammation using (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) PET tracer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032399/increased-leptin-and-leptin-receptor-expression-in-dogs-with-gallbladder-mucocele
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S Lee, O-K Kweon, W H Kim
BACKGROUND: Leptin and its receptor play a role in several disease processes such as pancreatitis and heart disease. However, their association with gallbladder mucocele (GBM) in dogs has not been reported. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate differences in the expression of leptin and leptin receptor between dogs with and without GBM. ANIMALS: Twenty-five healthy dogs, including 9 laboratory beagle dogs, and 22 client-owned dogs with GBM. METHODS: Serum leptin concentration was determined in blood samples of all dogs by ELISA...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030338/lethal-angiostrongylus-vasorum-infection-in-a-hungarian-dog
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Tibor Benda, Ágnes Csivincsik, Csaba Nemes, Janka Turbók, Attila Zsolnai, Erika Simonyai, Gábor Majoros, Gábor Nagy
During post-mortem examination of lungs and heart of a 7-month-old female French bulldog, 158 worms were collected from the lung vessels and they proved Angiostrongylus vasorum by their morphological and genetic identification by PCR. The histopathological investigation found a multifocal interstitial inflammation characterized by numerous lymphocytes and a smaller number of plasma cells and eosinophils whilst L1 stage larvae could be seen inside dilated alveoli. We suggested a lethal angiostrongylosis supposed to lead to a fatal effect...
March 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977466/extremely-small-pseudoparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-as-a-novel-blood-pool-t1-magnetic-resonance-contrast-agent-for-3-t-whole-heart-coronary-angiography-in-canines-comparison-with-gadoterate-meglumine
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Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee, Young Ho So, Yun-Sang Lee, Bong-Sik Jeon, Kyu Sung Choi, Eung-Gyu Kim, Wan-Jae Myeong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an extremely small pseudoparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle (ESPIO), KEG3, as a potential blood pool agent in 3 T coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in canine models and compare its efficacy to that of a gadolinium-based contrast agent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine mongrel dogs were subjected to whole-heart coronary MRA in 2 separate sessions at 7-day intervals with a 3 T scanner using the FLASH sequence with either gadoterate meglumine (Gd-DOTA) or the ESPIO (KEG3)...
February 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906545/temperature-dependent-inotropic-and-lusitropic-indices-based-on-half-logistic-time-constants-for-four-segmental-phases-in-isovolumic-left-ventricular-pressure-time-curve-in-excised-cross-circulated-canine-heart
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Ju Mizuno, Satoshi Mohri, Takeshi Yokoyama, Mikiya Otsuji, Hideko Arita, Kazuo Hanaoka
Varying temperature affects cardiac systolic and diastolic function and the left ventricular (LV) pressure-time curve (PTC) waveform that includes information about LV inotropism and lusitropism. Our proposed half-logistic (h-L) time constants obtained by fitting using h-L functions for four segmental phases (Phases I-IV) in the isovolumic LV PTC are more useful indices for estimating LV inotropism and lusitropism during contraction and relaxation periods than the mono-exponential (m-E) time constants at normal temperature...
September 5, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906096/biological-and-functional-evaluation-of-a-novel-pyrolytic-carbon-implant-for-the-treatment-of-focal-osteochondral-defects-in-the-medial-femoral-condyle-assessment-in-a-canine-model
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Samantha L Salkeld, Laura P Patron, Joan C Lien, Stephen D Cook, Deryk G Jones
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral defects continue to be a clinical treatment challenge, and when left untreated, may cause pain and functional impairment. Pyrolytic carbon is a unique isotropic biomaterial used in heart valve and small joint replacements due to its excellent wear properties and biocompatibility with bone and articular cartilage. Therefore, a proposed solution is to utilize a focal pyrolytic carbon hemiarthroplasty implant as an alternative resurfacing treatment strategy for isolated cartilage lesions...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891565/expression-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-two-different-aldosterone-receptors-in-both-healthy-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-dog-heart-tissue
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Alejandro R Reynoso Palomar, Moncerrat Rodriguez Bravo, Abel E Villa Mancera, Carlos J Mucha
Recently, replicates of the aldosterone receptor expression have been done in healthy heart dog tissues through immunohistochemistry, showing an apparent heterogeneous distribution in the four chambers. Recent studies have also identified immediate effects of aldosterone, suggesting aldosterone also produces non-genomic effects caused by an unidentified receptor. In order to study the molecular and quantitative expression characteristics of aldosterone binding receptors in the canine heart, we conducted studies, using Western Blot, in the heart from both healthy animals and animals with dilated cardiomyopathy...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876986/prevalence-and-pathological-lesions-of-ovine-cysticercosis-in-slaughtered-sheep-in-western-iran
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Mohammad Hashemnia, Yasser Shahbazi, Ghasem Frajani Kish
Cysticercusovis, the intermediate stage of a canine tapeworm, Taenia ovis, produces cystic lesions in the skeletal and cardiac muscle of sheep which, if numerous, will result in the condemnation of an entire carcass. This study was carried out between March 2013 and March 2014 to estimate the prevalence of Taenia oviscysticercosis in sheep slaughtered at the Kermanshah municipal abattoir, in western Iran. Of 69,198 sheep examined, 833 (1.27 %) were infected with cysticerci of Taenia ovis. The prevalence of C...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853102/cardiac-safety-profile-of-sildenafil-chronotropic-inotropic-and-coronary-vasodilator-effects-in-the-canine-isolated-blood-perfused-heart-preparations
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Nur Jaharat Lubna, Yuji Nakamura, Xin Cao, Takeshi Wada, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsushi Sugiyama
Sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor. We evaluated the effects of sildenafil on the sinoatrial rate, developed tension of the papillary muscle and coronary blood flow by using the canine isolated, blood-perfused sinoatrial node and papillary muscle preparations. The former preparation had a regular automaticity rate of 106 ± 1 beats/min (n = 4), whereas the latter showed a developed tension of 22 ± 4 mN (n = 4) and a coronary blood flow of 3.9 ± 0.1 mL/min (n = 4). Intracoronary injection of 10, 30 and 100 µg of sildenafil, which would provide about 20 to 200 times higher plasma drug concentrations than its therapeutic level, increased the automaticity rate by 4, 12 and 22%, the developed tension by 19, 55 and 118% and the coronary blood flow by 42, 95 and 142%, respectively...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831864/3d-myocardial-elastography-in-vivo
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Clement Papadacci, Ethan A Bunting, Elaine Y Wan, Pierre Nauleau, Elisa E Konofagou
Strain evaluation is of major interest in clinical cardiology as it can quantify the cardiac function. Myocardial elastography, a radio-frequency (RF)-based cross-correlation method, has been developed to evaluate the local strain distribution in the heart in vivo. However, inhomogeneities such as RF ablation lesions or infarction require a three-dimensional approach to be measured accurately. In addition, acquisitions at high volume rate are essential to evaluate the cardiac strain in three dimensions. Conventional focused transmit schemes using 2D matrix arrays, trade off sufficient volume rate for beam density or sector size to image rapid moving structure such as the heart, which lowers accuracy and precision in the strain estimation...
November 1, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818454/vidarabine-an-anti-herpes-virus-agent-protects-against-the-development-of-heart-failure-with-relatively-mild-side-effects-on-cardiac-function-in-a-canine-model-of-pacing-induced-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Takashi Nakamura, Takayuki Fujita, Megumi Kishimura, Kenji Suita, Yuko Hidaka, Wenqian Cai, Masanari Umemura, Utako Yokoyama, Masami Uechi, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
BACKGROUND: In heart failure patients, chronic hyperactivation of sympathetic signaling is known to exacerbate cardiac dysfunction. In this study, the cardioprotective effect of vidarabine, an anti-herpes virus agent, which we identified as a cardiac adenylyl cyclase inhibitor, in dogs with pacing-induced dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was evaluated. In addition, the adverse effects of vidarabine on basal cardiac function was compared to those of the β-blocker, carvedilol.Methods and Results:Vidarabine and carvedilol attenuated the development of pacing-induced systolic dysfunction significantly and with equal effectiveness...
November 5, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816306/intravenous-electrical-vagal-nerve-stimulation-prior-to-coronary-reperfusion-in-a-canine-ischemia-reperfusion-model-markedly-reduces-infarct-size-and-prevents-subsequent-heart-failure
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Takahiro Arimura, Keita Saku, Takamori Kakino, Takuya Nishikawa, Takeshi Tohyama, Takafumi Sakamoto, Kazuo Sakamoto, Takuya Kishi, Tomomi Ide, Kenji Sunagawa
BACKGROUND: Reducing myocardial damage is a prerequisite to prevent chronic heart failure after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Although vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) has been repeatedly demonstrated to have potent anti-infarct effect, technical difficulties have precluded its clinical application. We developed a novel therapeutic strategy of intravenous VNS (iVNS) and examined whether iVNS administered prior to coronary reperfusion in a canine AMI model reduces infarct size and prevents heart failure...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807888/uterine-haemodynamic-vascularization-and-blood-pressure-changes-along-the-oestrous-cycle-in-bitches
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I B Nogueira, L L Almeida, Dsr Angrimani, M M Brito, R A Abreu, C I Vannucchi
Characterization of the bitch's reproductive physiology is of utmost importance for the development of new reproductive techniques and the diagnosis of reproductive diseases. In this respect, uterine B-mode ultrasonography has been employed in several studies; however, the focus on haemodynamic changes along the oestrous cycle is yet to be described. Thus, the aim of this study was to characterize haemodynamic changes (uterine vascularization, systemic arterial blood pressure and heart rate) throughout the oestrous cycle in bitches...
November 3, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782003/electromechanical-wave-imaging-ewi-validation-in-all-four-cardiac-chambers-with-3d-electroanatomic-mapping-in-canines-in-vivo
#19
Alexandre Costet, Elaine Wan, Ethan Bunting, Julien Grondin, Hasan Garan, Elisa Konofagou
Characterization and mapping of arrhythmias is currently performed through invasive insertion and manipulation of cardiac catheters. Electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) is a non-invasive ultrasound-based imaging technique, which tracks the electromechanical activation that immediately follows electrical activation. Electrical and electromechanical activations were previously found to be linearly correlated in the left ventricle, but the relationship has not yet been investigated in the three other chambers of the heart...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779469/dose-dependent-electrophysiological-effects-of-the-myosin-activator-omecamtiv-mecarbil-in-canine-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
#20
N Szentandrassy, B Horvath, K Vaczi, K Kistamas, L Masuda, J Magyar, T Banyasz, Z Papp, P P Nanasi
Omecamtiv mecarbil (OM) is a myosin activator agent recently developed for treatment of heart failure. Although its action on extending systolic ejection time and increasing left ventricular ejection fraction is well documented, no data is available regarding its possible side-effects on cardiac ion channels. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the effects of OM on action potential morphology and the underlying ion currents in isolated canine ventricular myocytes using sharp microelectrodes, conventional patch clamp, and action potential voltage clamp techniques...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
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