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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622982/cardiovascular-disease-and-abo-blood-groups-in-africans-are-blood-group-a-individuals-at-higher-risk-of-ischemic-disease-a-pilot-study
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Djibril Marie Ba, Mamadou Saidou Sow, Aminata Diack, Khadidiatou Dia, Mouhamed Cherif Mboup, Pape Diadie Fall, Moussa Daouda Fall
Background: Since the discovery of the ABO blood group system by Karl Landsteiner in 1901, several reports have suggested an important involvement of the ABO blood group system in the susceptibility to thrombosis. Assessing that non-O blood groups in particular A blood group confer a higher risk of venous and arterial thrombosis than group O.Epidemiologic data are typically not available for all racial and ethnics groups.The purpose of this pilot study was to identify a link between ABO blood group and ischemic disease (ID) in Africans, and to analyze whether A blood group individuals were at higher risk of ischemic disease or not...
December 2017: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614631/simple-chronic-transfusion-therapy-a-crucial-therapeutic-option-for-sickle-cell-disease-improves-but-does-not-normalize-blood-rheology-what-should-be-our-goals-for-transfusion-therapy
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Jon A Detterich
Sickle cell anemia is characterized by a mutation resulting in the formation of an abnormal beta-hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin S polymerizes upon deoxygenation, causing impaired red blood cell deformability and increased blood viscosity at equivalent hematocrits. Thus, sickle cell disease is a hemorheologic disease that results in various pathologic processes involving multiple organ systems including the lungs, heart, kidneys and brain. Red blood cell mechanics and the perturbations on blood flow-endothelial interaction underlie much of the pathology found in sickle cell disease...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570476/patent-foramen-ovale-and-hypoxemia
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Mohammad K Mojadidi, Juan C Ruiz, Jason Chertoff, Muhammad O Zaman, Islam Y Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Mohammad Al-Ani, Akram Y Elgendy, Nimesh K Patel, Ghanshyam Shantha, Jonathan M Tobis, Bernhard Meier
Patent foramen ovale (PFO), an embryonic remnant of the fetal circulation, is present in 20-25% of adults. While recent observational studies and clinical trials have established the link between PFO-mediated right-to-left shunting with cryptogenic stroke and migraine with aura, the role of a PFO in exacerbating hypoxemic medical conditions (i.e., sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, platypnea-orthodeoxia, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, high altitude pulmonary edema, and exercise desaturation) remains poorly evaluated...
March 22, 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523920/diminished-cardiac-performance-and-left-ventricular-dimensions-in-neonates-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Gabriel Altit, Shazia Bhombal, Krisa Van Meurs, Theresa A Tacy
INTRODUCTION: Newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have varying degrees of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH), and there is limited evidence that cardiac dysfunction is present. We sought to study early neonatal biventricular function and performance in these patients by reviewing early post-natal echocardiography (ECHO) measurements and comparing them to normal term newborns. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study reviewing clinical and ECHO data on term newborns with CDH and normal controls born between 2009 and 2016...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473384/five-year-prospective-study-on-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-and-hypotestosterone
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Rosanna Iacona, Vito Bonomo, Mariaconcetta Di Piazza, Angela Sansone, Manuela Usala, Salvatore Novo, Carlo Pavone
OBJECTIVE: Testosterone levels play a role in cardiac and vascular pathology. In the present study we investigated the prognostic significance of this hormone for cardiovascular outcome, in a 5-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our cohort included 802 adult subjects, from 40 to 80 years. Patients were excluded if they had a past history of peripheral or coronary artery disease, and revascularization. A blood sample was drawn to valuate testosterone level, and we considered normal testosterone levels 300 ng/dl...
December 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470156/journal-club-evaluation-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-of-stroke-lesion-with-hemodynamic-and-metabolic-mri-in-a-rodent-model-of-acute-stroke
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Dongshuang Lu, Yinghua Jiang, Yang Ji, Iris Yuwen Zhou, Emiri Mandeville, Eng H Lo, Xiaoying Wang, Phillip Zhe Sun
OBJECTIVE: Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) has emerged as a new acute stroke imaging approach, augmenting routine DWI. Although it has been shown that a diffusion lesion without kurtosis abnormality is more likely to recover after reperfusion, whereas a kurtosis lesion shows poor response, little is known about the underlying pathophysiologic profile of the kurtosis lesion versus the kurtosis lesion-diffusion lesion mismatch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed multiparametric MRI, including arterial spin labeling, pH-sensitive amide proton transfer, and DKI, in a rodent model of acute stroke caused by embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion...
February 22, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460150/ph-modulation-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channels
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Colin H Peters, Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo, Cynthia Gershome, Peter C Ruben
Changes in blood and tissue pH accompany physiological and pathophysiological conditions including exercise, cardiac ischemia, ischemic stroke, and cocaine ingestion. These conditions are known to trigger the symptoms of electrical diseases in patients carrying sodium channel mutations. Protons cause a diverse set of changes to sodium channel gating, which generally lead to decreases in the amplitude of the transient sodium current and increases in the fraction of non-inactivating channels that pass persistent currents...
February 20, 2018: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402060/penumbral-imaging-based-thrombolysis-with-tenecteplase-is-feasible-up-to-24-hours-after-symptom-onset
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Mahesh Kate, Robert Wannamaker, Harsha Kamble, Parnian Riaz, Laura C Gioia, Brian Buck, Thomas Jeerakathil, Penelope Smyth, Ashfaq Shuaib, Kenneth Butcher, Derek Emery
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombolysis >4.5 hours after ischemic stroke onset is unproven. We assessed the feasibility of tenecteplase (TNK) treatment in patients with evidence of an ischemic penumbra 4.5 to 24 hours after onset. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients underwent perfusion computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging. Patients with cerebral blood volume (CBV) or diffusion weighted imaging Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Scores (ASPECTS) >6 and mismatch score >2 (defined as >2 ASPECTS regions with delay on mean transit time maps and normal CBV) were eligible for treatment with TNK (0...
January 2018: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394350/blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Brian A Bergmark, Benjamin M Scirica, Ph Gabriel Steg, Christina L Fanola, Yared Gurmu, Ofri Mosenzon, Avivit Cahn, Itamar Raz, Deepak L Bhatt
Aims: Optimal blood pressure for prevention of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains uncertain and there is concern for increased risk with low diastolic blood pressure (DBP). This study analysed the association between blood pressure and CV outcomes in high-risk patients with T2DM. Methods and results: Patients with T2DM and elevated CV risk were enrolled in the Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in patients with diabetes mellitus-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 53 trial...
January 31, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377071/how-i-manage-red-cell-transfusions-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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David C Rees, Susan Robinson, Jo Howard
Sickle cell disease is one of the commonest serious inherited diseases in the world, and red cell transfusion is still one of the few effective treatments for acute and chronic complications. Transfusion corrects anaemia and dilutes out the number of red cells able to cause vaso-occlusion and vascular damage. Urgent red cell transfusions are used to correct acute anaemia, treat acute chest syndrome and patients with acute neurological symptoms. We use elective transfusions preoperatively for moderate risk surgery, and in some pregnant women...
January 29, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341020/mri-in-the-study-of-animal-models-of-stroke
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Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Daniel Padro
Stroke consists of the loss of cerebral functions resulting from the interruption of blood supply to a region of the brain, and represents the second cause of death and the leading cause of major disability in adults in Europe. Stroke is a very active field of research at preclinical and clinical levels, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most powerful tools that scientist and clinicians have for the study of the onset, evolution and consequences of this devastating disease, as well as for the monitoring of the success of available treatments, or for the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318860/-effect-of-transcutaneous-acupoint-electrical-stimulation-on-hemodynamic-fluctuation-caused-by-loosing-tourniquet-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-knee-joint-replacement
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Han-Sheng Liang, Yi Feng
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES) on hemodynamic fluctuation caused by loosing tourniquet in the elderly patients undergoing knee joint replacement. METHODS: A total of 60 ASA (America Society Anesthesiologist) I or II elderly patients for elective knee joint replacement surgery were randomly divided into control group (30 cases) and TAES group (30 cases). Patients of both groups were treated by intravenous anesthesia, and monitored with bispectral index (BIS, between 45-60) for anesthesia depth, stroke volume variation (SVV) for fluid management, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and cardiac index (CI) for hemodynamic fluctuation evaluation, and with analgesia nociception index (ANI, between 50-70) for remifentanil dosage adjustment...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300776/prevalence-of-relative-systemic-hypertension-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-ghana
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Amma Benneh-Akwasi Kuma, Amma Twumwa Owusu-Ansah, Mary Akua Ampomah, Fredericka Sey, Edeghonghon Olayemi, Mehdi Nouraie, Solomon Fiifi Ofori-Acquah
Individuals with sickle cell disease particularly with the homozygous (SS) genotype historically have relatively low blood pressure. Nonetheless, they develop vasculopathy-associated organ dysfunction and the risk of organ dysfunction increases at blood pressures that are normal in the general population. This phenomenon is termed relative systemic hypertension (RSH) with a systolic blood pressure range of 120-139 mmHg, and diastolic blood pressure range of 70-89 mmHg. The significance of RSH lies in its association with renal insufficiency, pulmonary hypertension, stroke and propensity to progress to systemic hypertension...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237403/isolated-and-repeated-stroke-like-episodes-in-a-middle-aged-man-with-a-mitochondrial-nd3-t10158c-mutation-a-case-report
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Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-Ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono, Tetsuro Ago
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually before the age of 40, in a maternally-inherited manner. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are frequently responsible for MELAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man, who had no family or past history of mitochondrial disorders, suddenly developed bilateral visual field constriction and repeated stroke-like episodes...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217500/peripheral-neuropathy-as-a-complication-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-in-a-child-with-newly-diagnosed-diabetes-type-1-case-report
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Marta Baszyńska-Wilk, Marta Wysocka-Mincewicz, Anna Świercz, Jolanta Świderska, Magdalena Marszał, Mieczysław Szalecki
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications of diabetic ketoacidosis are considered to be very serious clinical problem. The most common complication is cerebral edema. However this group includes also less common syndromes such as ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis or very rare peripheral neuropathy. CASE REPORT: We present a case of 9-year old girl with new onset type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, cerebral edema, multifocal vasogenic brain lesions and lower limbs peripheral paresis...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212289/a-novel-thrombolytic-and-anticoagulant-serine-protease-from-polychaeta-diopatra-sugokai
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Hye Jin Kim, Kyou Hee Shim, Seung Ju Yeon, Hwa Sung Shin
Ischemic stroke can result from blockage of blood vessels, forming fibrin clots in the body and causing irreparable brain damage. Remedial thrombolytic agents or anticoagulants have been studied; however, because the FDA-approved tissue plasminogen activator has low efficacy and side effects, it is necessary to develop safer and more effective treatment candidates. This study aimed at assessing the fibrinolytic and anticoagulation features of a novel serine protease extracted and purified from Diopatra sugokai , a polychaeta that inhabits tidal flats...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
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X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195085/clinical-and-hematological-profile-in-a-newborn-cohort-with-hemoglobin-sc
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Paulo V Rezende, Millane V Santos, Gustavo F Campos, Laura L M Vieira, Maristela B Souza, André R Belisário, Celia M Silva, Marcos B Viana
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin SC is the second most common variant of sickle-cell disease worldwide, after hemoglobin SS. The objectives of the study were to describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of hemoglobin SC disease in children from a newborn screening program and treated at a blood center. METHODOLOGY: This study assessed a cohort of 461 infants born between 01/01/1999 and 12/31/2012 and followed-up until 12/31/2014. Clinical events were expressed as rates for 100 patient-years, with 95% confidence intervals...
November 29, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182658/high-permeability-region-size-on-perfusion-ct-predicts-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-stroke
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Josep Puig, Gerard Blasco, Pepus Daunis-I-Estadella, Cecile van Eendendburg, María Carrillo-García, Carlos Aboud, María Hernández-Pérez, Joaquín Serena, Carles Biarnés, Kambiz Nael, David S Liebeskind, Götz Thomalla, Bijoy K Menon, Andrew Demchuk, Max Wintermark, Salvador Pedraza, Mar Castellanos
OBJECTIVE: Blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability has been proposed as a predictor of hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration; however, the reliability of perfusion computed tomography (PCT) permeability imaging for predicting HT is uncertain. We aimed to determine the performance of high-permeability region size on PCT (HPrs-PCT) in predicting HT after intravenous tPA administration in patients with acute stroke. METHODS: We performed a multimodal CT protocol (non-contrast CT, PCT, CT angiography) to prospectively study patients with middle cerebral artery occlusion treated with tPA within 4...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017981/prolonged-intracisternal-papaverine-toxicity-index-case-description-and-proposed-mechanism-of-action
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Xiaofei Zhou, Vilakshan Alambyan, Thomas Ostergard, Jonathan Pace, Maryo Kohen, Sunil Manjila, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez
BACKGROUND: Intracisternal papaverine (iPPV) is a vasodilator used for prophylaxis of intraoperative vasospasm during aneurysmal clipping. Postoperative side effects of iPPV include transient cranial nerve palsies, most commonly mydriasis owing to oculomotor nerve involvement, with rapid resolution. METHODS: We critically reviewed current literature on the adverse effects of iPPV in aneurysmal surgery with a focus on oculomotor nerve involvement. We also present the index case of prolonged bilateral mydriasis secondary to iPPV irrigation toxicity and its putative underlying mechanism...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
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