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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664356/2016-annual-report-from-the-italian-vats-group
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Piergiorgio Solli, Luca Bertolaccini, Andrea Droghetti, Alessandro Bertani, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Mario Nosotti, Marcello Migliore, Roberto Crisci, Italian Vats Group
This report highlights the results of the Italian video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) Group, launched in mid 2013, which now has a website and an established database with over 4000 VATS lobectomy cases recruited from 67 thoracic surgery units across Italy. The year 2016 has been crucial for the following steps: inclusion of a dedicated biostatistician and a 'Survey Analysis & Data Quality Check'; the First Consensus Meeting with statements consequently adopted as Recommendations for the Italian Thoracic Surgery Society and published in a peer-reviewed journal; two papers published under the logo Italian VATS Group and seven abstracts accepted at annual international meetings (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, European Lung Cancer Conference and European Respiratory Society); the institution of a Master Course on VATS lobectomy; the partnership with AME Publishing Company...
March 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659479/oral-dysbiotic-communities-and-their-implications-in-systemic-diseases
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REVIEW
Preethi Sudhakara, Abishek Gupta, Anshumouli Bhardwaj, Aruni Wilson
The human body supports the growth of a wide array of microbial communities in various niches such as the oral cavity, gastro-intestinal and urogenital tracts, and on the surface of the skin. These host associated microbial communities include yet-un-cultivable bacteria and are influenced by various factors. Together, these communities of bacteria are referred to as the human microbiome. Human oral microbiome consists of both symbionts and pathobionts. Deviation from symbiosis among the bacterial community leads to “dysbiosis”, a state of community disturbance...
April 16, 2018: Dentistry journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656704/phenomenon-of-moral-distress-through-the-aspect-of-interpretive-interactionism
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Hsun-Kuei Ko, Chi-Chun Chin, Min-Tao Hsu, Shu-Li Lee
BACKGROUND: Most previous studies on moral distress focused on the factors that cause moral distress, paying inadequate attention to the moral conflict of nurses' values, the physician-nurse power hierarchy, and the influence of the culture. RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: To analyze the main causes for moral distress with interpretive interactionism. RESEARCH DESIGN: A qualitative study was adopted. PARTICIPANTS: Through purposeful sampling, 32 nurses from 12 different departments were chosen as the samples...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653065/tet2-a-novel-epigenetic-regulator-and-potential-intervention-target-for-atherosclerosis
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Yami Liu, Wen Peng, Kai Qu, Xiaolong Lin, Zhaolin Zeng, Jiaojiao Chen, Dangheng Wei, Zuo Wang
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of cardio-cerebrovascular disease. However, the mechanisms of atherosclerosis are still unclear. The modification of DNA methylation has an important role in atherosclerosis development. As a member of the Ten-eleven translocation (TET) family, TET methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) can modify DNA methylation by catalyzing 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and mediate DNA demethylation. Recent findings suggest that TET2 is related to the phenotype transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells, endothelial dysfunction, and inflammation of macrophage, the key factors of atherosclerosis...
April 13, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644228/how-are-countries-dealing-with-their-current-cardio-vascular-disease-burden-a-snapshot-from-the-who-eastern-mediterranean-region-emr
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EDITORIAL
Asmus Hammerich
In recent years, a number of global commitments have been made in the area of noncommunicable diseases (NCD). These include the UN NCD Political Declaration in 2011, and the UN Comprehensive Review on NCDs and Outcome Document in 2014. Nine global targets have been agreed in the area of NCDs, and NCDs have been addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Another UN high-level meeting will take place in September 2018 to assess country progress across the globe. At the regional level, a number of initiates have taken place to deliver on these global commitments...
March 14, 2018: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629020/diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-toxicity-related-to-anti-cancer-treatment-in-clinical-practice-an-opinion-paper-from-the-working-group-on-cardio-oncology-of-the-korean-society-of-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Hyungseop Kim, Woo-Baek Chung, Kyoung Im Cho, Bong-Joon Kim, Jeong-Sook Seo, Seong-Mi Park, Hak Jin Kim, Ju-Hee Lee, Eun Kyoung Kim, Ho-Joong Youn
Cardiovascular (CV) toxicity associated with anti-cancer treatment is commonly encountered and raises critical problems that often result in serious morbidity or mortality. Most cardiac toxicities are related to the cumulative dose of chemotherapy; however, the type of chemotherapy, concomitant agents, and/or conventional CV risk factors have been frequently implicated in CV toxicity. Approximately half of the patients exhibiting CV toxicity receive an anthracycline-based regimen. Therefore, serologic biomarkers or cardiac imagings are important during anti-cancer treatment for early detection and the decision of appropriate management of cardiotoxicity...
March 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627145/influence-of-hypoxia-induced-by-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-case-of-hypertension-and-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Shin-Ichi Ando
Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) has been recognized as one of the important causes or factors of worsening for various cerebro- and cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, a recent large randomized study and meta-analysis about the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) indicated no or only minor effects to improve the outcome of SDB patients. Accumulating evidence has indicated that the key factor of the link between SDB and cardiovascular diseases might be hypoxia caused during repetitive long apneic episodes...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617330/fermented-food-and-non-communicable-chronic-diseases-a-review
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REVIEW
Doreen Gille, Alexandra Schmid, Barbara Walther, Guy Vergères
Fermented foods represent a significant fraction of human diets. Although their impact on health is positively perceived, an objective evaluation is still missing. We have, therefore, reviewed meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCT) investigating the relationship between fermented foods and non-transmissible chronic diseases. Overall, after summarizing 25 prospective studies on dairy products, the association of fermented dairy with cancer was found to be neutral, whereas it was weakly beneficial, though inconsistent, for specific aspects of cardio-metabolic health, in particular stroke and cheese intake...
April 4, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596308/ep4-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-aggressive-human-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Mousumi Majumder, Pinki Nandi, Ahmed Omar, Kingsley Chukwunonso Ugwuagbo, Peeyush K Lala
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs, also called seven-transmembrane or heptahelical receptors) are a superfamily of cell surface receptor proteins that bind to many extracellular ligands and transmit signals to an intracellular guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G-protein). When a ligand binds, the receptor activates the attached G-protein by causing the exchange of Guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP) for guanosine diphosphate (GDP). They play a major role in many physiological functions, as well as in the pathology of many diseases, including cancer progression and metastasis...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593831/minimally-invasive-surgical-mitral-valve-repair-state-of-the-art-review
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Karel M Van Praet, Christof Stamm, Simon H Sündermann, Alexander Meyer, Axel Unbehaun, Matteo Montagner, Timo Z Nazari Shafti, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk, Jörg Kempfert
Minimally invasive surgical mitral valve repair (MVRepair) has become routine for the treatment of mitral valve regurgitation, and indications have been expanded to include reoperations. Current European Society of Cardiology/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease recommended standards in terms of mitral valve disease differentiation, timing of intervention and surgical techniques to improve patient care. Numerous minimally invasive techniques to lessen the invasiveness have been described, such as the minimal-access J-sternotomy (ministernotomy), the parasternal incision, the port-access technique and the right minithoracotomy...
January 2018: Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587811/angiostrongylus-vasorum-and-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus-neglected-and-underestimated-parasites-in-south-america
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REVIEW
Felipe Penagos-Tabares, Malin K Lange, Jenny J Chaparro-Gutiérrez, Anja Taubert, Carlos Hermosilla
The gastropod-borne nematodes Angiostrongylus vasorum and Aelurostrongylus abstrusus are global causes of cardio/pulmonary diseases in dogs and cats. In the last decade, the number of reports on canine and feline lungworms has increased in several areas of Europe and North America. The unspecific clinical signs and prolonged course of these diseases often renders diagnosis challenging. Both infections are considered as emerging and underestimated causes of disease in domestic pets. In South America, little information is available on these diseases, apart from occasional reports proving the principle presence of A...
March 27, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574060/radiculomegaly-a-case-report-of-this-rare-dental-finding-with-review-of-the-associated-oculo-facio-cardio-dental-syndrome
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Molly Housley Smith, Donald M Cohen, Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Nadim M Islam, Deeba Kashtwari
BACKGROUND: Radiculomegaly, or root gigantism, is a rare dental abnormality with important clinical implications. It is highly specific for oculo-facio-cardio-dental (OFCD) syndrome, which places dentists at the forefront of diagnosis of this syndrome. Only 1 case of nonsyndromic radiculomegaly has been reported in the literature since the description of OFCD syndrome in 1996. We present the second confirmed, nonsyndromic/nonfamilial case and review the literature for dental treatments in patients with this dental finding...
February 28, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564974/the-impact-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-atherosclerosis-and-arterial-stiffness-an-overview-of-their-actions
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Alexios Verveniotis, Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Marina Zaromitidou, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Georgios Marinos, Spyridon Deftereos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Fatty acids are common dietary nutrients particularly in economically developed countries. Research has revealed that omega-3fatty acids exert beneficial effects in the progression of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Moreover, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid possess a number of biological actions which improve cardio-metabolic health. Omega-3 fatty acids display remarkable anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic and anti-arrythmogenic actions...
March 20, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563868/glycerophospholipid-supplementation-as-a-potential-intervention-for-supporting-cerebral-structure-in-older-adults
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Jeffery M Reddan, David J White, Helen Macpherson, Andrew Scholey, Andrew Pipingas
Modifying nutritional intake through supplementation may be efficacious for altering the trajectory of cerebral structural decline evident with increasing age. To date, there have been a number of clinical trials in older adults whereby chronic supplementation with B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, or resveratrol, has been observed to either slow the rate of decline or repair cerebral tissue. There is also some evidence from animal studies indicating that supplementation with glycerophospholipids (GPL) may benefit cerebral structure, though these effects have not yet been investigated in adult humans...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563831/serotonin-receptor-agonists-in-the-acute-treatment-of-migraine-a-review-on-their-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
Andrea Negro, Angela Koverech, Paolo Martelletti
Migraine is an important socioeconomic burden and is ranked the sixth cause of years of life lost because of disability in the general population and the third cause of years of life lost in people younger than 50 years. The cornerstone of pharmacological treatment is represented by the acute therapy. The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) receptor subtype 1B /1D agonists, called triptans, are nowadays the first-line acute therapy for patients who experience moderate-to-severe migraine attacks. Unfortunately, a high percentage of patients are not satisfied with this acute treatment, either for lack of response or side effects...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549728/cardio-supportive-devices-vrd-dcc-device-and-patches-for-advanced-heart-failure-a-review-summary-of-state-of-the-art-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Muhammad Naveed, Lei Han, Ghulam Jilany Khan, Sufia Yasmeen, Reyaj Mikrani, Muhammad Abbas, Li Cunyu, Zhou Xiaohui
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a complicated pathophysiological syndrome, leading cause of hospitalization as well as mortalities in developed countries wherein an irregular function of the heart leads to the insufficient blood supply to the body organs. It is an accumulative slackening of various complications including myocardial infarction (MI), coronary heart disease (CAD), hypertension, valvular heart disease (VHD) and cardiomyopathy; its hallmarks include hypertrophy, increased interstitial fibrosis and loss of myocytes...
March 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547983/electronic-health-records-the-next-wave-of-complex-disease-genetics
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Brooke N Wolford, Cristen J Willer, Ida Surakka
The combination of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) with genetic data has ushered in the next wave of complex disease genetics. Population-based biobanks and other large cohorts provide sufficient sample sizes to identify novel genetic associations across the hundreds to thousands of phenotypes gleaned from EHRs. In this review we summarize the current state of these EHR-linked biobanks, explore ongoing methods development in the field, and highlight recent discoveries of genetic associations. We enumerate the many existing biobanks with EHRs linked to genetic data, many of which are available to researchers via application and contain sample sizes > 50,000...
March 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542112/laryngeal-mask-airway-versus-bag-mask-ventilation-or-endotracheal-intubation-for-neonatal-resuscitation
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REVIEW
Mosarrat J Qureshi, Manoj Kumar
BACKGROUND: Providing effective positive pressure ventilation is considered to be the single most important component of successful neonatal resuscitation. Ventilation is frequently initiated manually with bag and face mask (BMV) followed by endotracheal intubation if respiratory depression continues. These techniques may be difficult to perform successfully resulting in prolonged resuscitation or neonatal asphyxia. The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) may achieve initial ventilation and successful resuscitation faster than a bag-mask device or endotracheal intubation...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538748/european-journal-of-cardio-thoracic-surgery-2017-reviewers
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April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538527/genetic-syndromes-associated-with-congenital-cardiac-defects-and-ophthalmologic-changes-systematization-for-diagnosis-in-the-clinical-practice
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Priscila H A Oliveira, Beatriz S Souza, Eimi N Pacheco, Michele S Menegazzo, Ivan S Corrêa, Paulo R G Zen, Rafael F M Rosa, Claudia C Cesa, Lucia C Pellanda, Manuel A P Vilela
BACKGROUND: Numerous genetic syndromes associated with heart disease and ocular manifestations have been described. However, a compilation and a summarization of these syndromes for better consultation and comparison have not been performed yet. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work is to systematize available evidence in the literature on different syndromes that may cause congenital heart diseases associated with ocular changes, focusing on the types of anatomical and functional changes...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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