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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042470/comparison-between-prone-and-upright-imaging-of-the-inferior-wall-using-201-tlcl-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Koji Nakaya, Masahisa Onoguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimua, Keisuke Kiso, Hideki Otsuka, Yoshifumi Nouno, Takayuki Shibutani, Eisuke Yasuda
Background: Prone single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is suitable for evaluating the cardiac inferior wall as it suppresses attenuation artifacts from the diaphragm. The solid-state dedicated cardiac camera (D-SPECT) allows upright imaging, which can also be used to avoid attenuation artifacts from the diaphragm. We compared prone and upright imaging for inferior wall evaluation using (201)TlCl myocardial perfusion SPECT. Methods: The study targeted 45 patients. The prone imaging group included 23 subjects who underwent additional prone imaging because supine imaging indicated that the inferior wall had reduced uptake...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037221/high-flow-oxygen-via-nasal-cannulae-in-patients-with-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Murdoch Leeies, Eric Flynn, Alexis F Turgeon, Bojan Paunovic, Hal Loewen, Rasheda Rabbani, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Niall D Ferguson, Ryan Zarychanski
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-flow oxygen via nasal cannulae (HFNC) compared to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and/or standard oxygen in patients with acute, hypoxemic respiratory failure. METHODS: We reviewed randomized controlled trials from CENTRAL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Scopus and the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (inception to February 2016), conference proceedings, and relevant article reference lists...
October 16, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034144/exercise-treatments-for-psychosis-a-review
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Vijay A Mittal, Teresa Vargas, K Juston Osborne, Derek Dean, Tina Gupta, Ivanka Ristanovic, Christine I Hooker, Stewart A Shankman
Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness that has profound effects on a person's health and quality of life. Exercise represents a promising new treatment option that may supplement current psychosocial and pharmacological interventions for psychosis. A large body of work suggests that exercise can improve cardio-metabolic and health behavior and facilitate neurogenesis in areas of the brain that are notably impacted by psychosis. Recent efforts to incorporate exercise as either stand-alone or adjunctive treatment for individuals with schizophrenia range from yoga and light stretching to moderately intense walking, bike riding, or team sports...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029990/2017-eacts-eacta-guidelines-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Christa Boer, Michael I Meesters, Milan Milojevic, Umberto Benedetto, Daniel Bolliger, Christian von Heymann, Anders Jeppsson, Andreas Koster, Ruben L Osnabrugge, Marco Ranucci, Hanne Berg Ravn, Alexander B A Vonk, Alexander Wahba, Domenico Pagano, Moritz W V Wyler von Ballmoos, Mate Petricevic, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Georg Trummer, Peter M Rosseel, Michael Sander, Pascal Colson, Adrian Bauer
Authors/Task Force Members: Christa Boer (EACTA Chairperson)(Netherlands), Michael I. Meesters (Netherlands), Milan Milojevic (Netherlands), Umberto Benedetto (UK), Daniel Bolliger (Switzerland), Christian von Heymann (Germany), Anders Jeppsson (Sweden), Andreas Koster (Germany), Ruben L. Osnabrugge (Netherlands), Marco Ranucci (Italy), Hanne Berg Ravn (Denmark), Alexander B.A. Vonk (Netherlands), Alexander Wahba (Norway), Domenico Pagano (EACTS Chairperson)(UK), Document Reviewers: Moritz W.V. Wyler von Ballmoos (USA), Mate Petricevic (Croatia), Arie Pieter Kappetein (Netherlands), Miguel Sousa-Uva (Portugal), Georg Trummer (Germany), Peter M...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029100/2017-eacts-eacta-guidelines-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery-the-task-force-on-patient-blood-management-for-adult-cardiac-surgery-of-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts-and-the-european-association-of-cardiothoracic
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Domenico Pagano, Milan Milojevic, Michael I Meesters, Umberto Benedetto, Daniel Bolliger, Christian von Heymann, Anders Jeppsson, Andreas Koster, Ruben L Osnabrugge, Marco Ranucci, Hanne Berg Ravn, Alexander B A Vonk, Alexander Wahba, Christa Boer, Moritz W V Wyler von Ballmoos, Mate Petricevic, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Georg Trummer, Peter M Rosseel, Michael Sander, Pascal Colson, Adrian Bauer
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October 3, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024308/does-remote-monitoring-change-osa-management-and-cpap-adherence
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REVIEW
Jean L Pépin, Renaud Tamisier, Dennis Hwang, Suresh Mereddy, Sairam Parthasarathy
It is increasingly recognized that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and its associated cardio-metabolic morbidities make OSA a burden for society. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the gold standard treatment, needs to be used for more than 4 h/night to be effective, but suffers from relatively poor adherence. Furthermore, CPAP is likely to be more effective if combined with lifestyle changes. Thus, the remote telemonitoring (TM) of OSA patients in terms of CPAP use, signalling of device problems, following disease progression, detection of acute events and monitoring of daily physical activity is an attractive option...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022502/pathophysiological-role-of-mitochondrial-potassium-channels-and-their-modulation-by-drugs
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Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Alma Martelli, Maria Cristina Breschi, Lara Testai
Mitochondria play a central role in ATP-generating processes. Indeed, in mammalian tissues, up to 90% of ATP is generated by mitochondria through the process of oxidative phosphorylation; furthermore, mitochondria are involved in multiple signal transduction pathways. A rapidly expanding body of literature has confirmed that mitochondria play a pivotal role in apoptosis, cardio- and neuro-protection, and various neurodegenerative disorders, ranging from Parkinson's to Alzheimer's disease. It is evident that mitochondria are also the targets of multiple drugs; some of these are exactly designed to influence mitochondrial function, while others have primary targets in other cellular locations but may interact with mitochondria because of the presence of numerous targets on this organelle...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020409/gut-microbe-generated-metabolite-trimethylamine-n-oxide-as-cardiovascular-risk-biomarker-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis
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Gabriele Giacomo Schiattarella, Anna Sannino, Evelina Toscano, Giuseppe Giugliano, Giuseppe Gargiulo, Anna Franzone, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Cinzia Perrino
Aims: Gut microbiota-derived metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is emerging as a new potentially important cause of increased cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically estimate and quantify the association between TMAO plasma levels, mortality, and major adverse cardio and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). Methods and results: MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, and SCOPUS databases were searched for ad hoc studies published up to April 2017...
July 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984702/current-assessment-of-heart-rate-variability-and-qtc-interval-length-in-hiv-aids
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Roger C McIntosh, Judith D Lobo, Barry E Hurwitz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The increasing prevalence of cardiovascular disease comorbidity in persons infected with the HIV has become a global concern. The electrocardiogram (ECG) is increasingly being utilized to provide clinically relevant information regarding cardiac arrhythmias and cardio-autonomic dysfunction. The purpose of this review is to summarize the latest research comparing QT and R-to-R interval length as a function of HIV+ status or antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen. RECENT FINDINGS: Prolongation of the corrected QTc interval may be acquired in HIV+ ART-naive individuals, exacerbated by various classes of ART drugs, and is generally predictive of lethal cardiac arrhythmias, with effects observed from childhood to adulthood...
November 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984071/type-2-diabetes-does-pancreatic-fat-really-matter
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REVIEW
V Guglielmi, P Sbraccia
With obesity increasing prevalence, the interest of research in non alcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) is grown. Even though the pancreas appears more susceptible to lipid accumulation compared to the liver, NAFPD has been less investigated due to the limits in detecting techniques. Several definitions and synonyms for NAFPD are used by authors and can be misleading. This, together with differences in methodology and ethnicity population, makes the integration and comparison of studies on this topic challenging...
October 5, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965098/study-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-rape-on-women-s-health-and-their-use-of-health-services-in-south-africa
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Naeemah Abrahams, Soraya Seedat, Carl Lombard, Andre P Kengne, Bronwyn Myers, Alesha Sewnath, Shibe Mhlongo, Gita Ramjee, Nasheeta Peer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Rachel Jewkes
INTRODUCTION: South Africa is a country known for its high levels of HIV infection and sexual violence. Although the interface between gender-based violence, HIV and mental health has been described, there are substantial gaps in knowledge of the medium-term and long-term health impact. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease study excluded many health outcomes associated with rape and other forms of gender-based violence because systematic reviews revealed huge gaps in data and poor evidence of health effects...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956668/biomarkers-of-diabetic-nephropathy-a-2017-update
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Nektaria Papadopoulou-Marketou, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, Nikolaos Marketos, George P Chrousos, Ioannis Papassotiriou
Diabetic nephropathy (DN), also named diabetic kidney disease (DKD), is a devastating complication in patients with both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (T1D and T2D) and its diagnosis has been traditionally based on the presence of micro-albuminuria (MA). The aim of this article is to update, through review of the relevant medical literature, the most promising biomarkers for early DKD detection. MA has historically been employed as an early marker of microvascular complications, indicating risk for advanced CKD...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954707/a-systematic-review-on-the-relations-between-pasta-consumption-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors
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REVIEW
M Huang, J Li, M-A Ha, G Riccardi, S Liu
AIMS: The traditional Italian dish pasta is a major food source of starch with low glycemic index (GI) and an important low-GI component of the Mediterranean diet. This systematic review aimed at assessing comprehensively and in-depth the potential benefit of pasta on cardio-metabolic disease risk factors. DATA SYNTHESIS: Following a standard protocol, we conducted a systematic literature search of PubMed, CINAHL, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled dietary intervention trials that examined pasta and pasta-related fiber and grain intake in relation to cardio-metabolic risk factors of interest...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950815/a-review-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-heart-failure
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Yong Wang, Qiyan Wang, Chun Li, Linghui Lu, Qian Zhang, Ruixin Zhu, Wei Wang
Heart failure is one of the major causes of mortality worldwide and it is the end stage of several cardiovascular diseases. Traditional Chinese medicine has been used in the management of heart failure for a long time. Only until recently, well-designed clinical trials have been put into practice to study the efficacies of Chinese herbs. Extensive studies have also been carried out to explore the underlying mechanisms of pharmaceutical actions of Chinese herbs. In this study, we will summarize the frequently used Chinese herbs, formulae and patent Chinese drugs in treating patients with heart failure and review published clinical evaluations of Chinese herbs in treating cardiovascular diseases...
September 25, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941563/the-role-of-cardio-oncology-in-the-interprofessional-care-of-adult-patients-receiving-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Edith Pituskin, Ian Paterson, Nanette Cox-Kennett, Derek Rothe, Melissa Perri, Harald Becher
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the toxic effects of therapy to the structure and function of the cardiovascular system and the role of the cardio-oncology team in the interprofessional care of adult patients, including current approaches, research findings, and future endeavors DATA SOURCE: Published articles and international cardiology and oncology association guidance documents. CONCLUSION: Although a new field of study, cardio-oncology is a rapidly expanding area of great clinical need...
September 20, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929340/sleep-and-cardio-metabolic-disease
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REVIEW
Francesco P Cappuccio, Michelle A Miller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarises and discusses the epidemiological evidence suggesting a causal relationship between sleep duration and cardio-metabolic risk and outcomes in population. RECENT FINDINGS: Sleep duration is affected by a variety of cultural, social, psychological, behavioural, pathophysiological and environmental influences. Changes in modern society-like longer working hours, more shift-work, 24/7 availability of commodities and 24-h global connectivity-have been associated with a gradual reduction in sleep duration and sleeping patterns across westernised populations...
September 19, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915215/mechanisms-involved-in-secondary-cardiac-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-trauma-and-hemorrhagic-shock
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Nick M Wilson, Johanna Wall, Veena Naganathar, Karim Brohi, Henry D De'Ath
Clinical evidence reveals the existence of a trauma-induced secondary cardiac injury (TISCI) that is associated with poor patient outcomes. The mechanisms leading to TISCI in injured patients are uncertain. Conversely, animal models of trauma hemorrhage have repeatedly demonstrated significant cardiac dysfunction following injury, and highlighted mechanisms through which this might occur. The aim of this review was to provide an overview of the animal studies describing TISCI and its pathophysiology.Basic science models of trauma show evidence of innate immune system activation via Toll-like receptors, the exact protagonists of which remain unclear...
October 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915069/facilitators-and-barriers-to-positive-airway-pressure-adherence-for-adolescents-a-qualitative-study
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Zahra Alebraheem, Alene Toulany, Adele Baker, Jennifer Christian, Indra Narang
RATIONALE: Low adherence to positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment for adolescents with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can have long-term cardio-metabolic and developmental impact. OBJECTIVES: To explore the facilitators and barriers to PAP use in adolescents with OSA. METHODS: We conducted a qualitative study using a descriptive thematic analysis approach. A total of 21 interviews were conducted in the clinical setting with adolescents prescribed PAP to treat OSA within the previous 12 months...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911540/extraction-bioavailability-and-bioefficacy-of-capsaicinoids
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REVIEW
Muwen Lu, Chi-Tang Ho, Qingrong Huang
Capsaicinoids are active constituents responsible for the pungent and spicy flavor in chili peppers. During the past few decades, various extraction methods of capsaicinoids from peppers have been developed with high yields. Through biological studies, pharmacological benefits have been reported such as pain relief, antiinflammation, anticancer, cardio-protection, as well as weight loss. In this paper, the extraction methods and bioavailability of capsaicinoids are reviewed and discussed. In addition, the pharmacological effects and their underlying mechanisms are also studied...
January 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911261/out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-and-cardiovascular-toxicity-following-cancer-therapy
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Nicole S Klee, Cameron G McCarthy, Patricia Martinez-Quinones, R Clinton Webb
Cardio-oncology is a new and rapidly expanding field that merges cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is an omnipresent side effect of cancer therapy; in fact, it is the second leading cause of death in cancer survivors after recurrent cancer. It has been well documented that many cancer chemotherapeutic agents cause cardiovascular toxicity. Nonetheless, the underlying cause of cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular toxicity is largely unknown. In this review, we discuss the potential role of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) as an underlying contributor to cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular toxicity...
September 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
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