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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221322/recipient-selection-process-and-listing-for-lung-transplantation
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Geert M Verleden, Lieven Dupont, Jonas Yserbyt, Veronique Schaevers, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Arne Neyrinck, Robin Vos
Lung transplantation remains the ultimate treatment option for selected patients with end-stage (cardio) pulmonary disease. Given the current organ shortage, it is without any doubt that careful selection of potential transplant candidates is essential as this may greatly influence survival after the procedure. In this paper, we will review the current guidelines for referral and listing of lung transplant candidates in general, and in more depth for the specific underlying diseases. Needless to state that these are not absolute guidelines, and that decisions depend upon center's activity, waiting list, etc...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219101/health-effects-of-milder-winters-a-review-of-evidence-from-the-united-kingdom
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Shakoor Hajat
Cold-related mortality and morbidity remains an important public health problem in the UK and elsewhere. Health burdens have often reported to be higher in the UK compared to other countries with colder climates, however such assessments are usually based on comparison of excess winter mortality indices, which are subject to biases. Daily time-series regression or case-crossover studies provide the best evidence of the acute effects of cold exposure. Such studies report a 6% increase in all-cause deaths in England & Wales for every 1 °C fall in daily mean temperature within the top 5% of the coldest days...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217664/incidence-diagnosis-and-management-of-qt-prolongation-induced-by-cancer-therapies-a-systematic-review
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Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Cameron Gilbert, Danna Spears, Eitan Amir, Joyce Chan, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular complications of cancer therapeutics are the focus of the burgeoning field of cardio-oncology. A common challenge in this field is the impact of cancer drugs on cardiac repolarization (ie, QT prolongation) and the potential risk for the life-threatening arrhythmia torsades de pointes. Although QT prolongation is not a perfect marker of arrhythmia risk, this has become a primary safety metric among oncologists. Cardiologists caring for patients receiving cancer treatment should become familiar with the drugs associated with QT prolongation, its incidence, and appropriate management strategies to provide meaningful consultation in this complex clinical scenario...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207845/two-episodes-of-trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-a-pan-facial-fracture-surgery-a-rare-phenomenon-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Abhishek Bhattacharjee, Prashanth Rajaram, Abhishek Khatua, K B Rudresh, Pallavi B Krishnamurthy
Trigeminocardiac reflex is a sudden physiologic response due to mechanical manipulation of any of the branches of trigeminal nerve. Trigeminocardiac reflex occurs due to pressure effect or stretching of trigeminal nerve which causes fall in blood pressure and decrease in heart rate. In this reflex arc, the trigeminal nerve serves as afferent pathway and vagus nerve, which is cardio inhibitory in nature, serves as efferent pathway. Two episodes of trigeminocardiac reflex during maxillofacial trauma surgery is not a common phenomenon...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206204/antioxidants-protect-against-arsenic-induced-mitochondrial-cardio-toxicity
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Clare Pace, Ruben Dagda, Jeff Angermann
Arsenic is a potent cardiovascular toxicant associated with numerous biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases in exposed human populations. Arsenic is also a carcinogen, yet arsenic trioxide is used as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of acute promyelotic leukemia (APL). The therapeutic use of arsenic is limited due to its severe cardiovascular side effects. Many of the toxic effects of arsenic are mediated by mitochondrial dysfunction and related to arsenic's effect on oxidative stress. Therefore, we investigated the effectiveness of antioxidants against arsenic induced cardiovascular dysfunction...
December 5, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204249/dietary-polyphenols-in-the-prevention-of-stroke
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A Tressera-Rimbau, S Arranz, M Eder, A Vallverdú-Queralt
Polyphenols have an important protective role against a number of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, brain dysfunction, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide: more people die annually from cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause. The most important behavioural risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and excess alcohol intake. The dietary consumption of polyphenols has shown to be inversely associated with morbidity and mortality by cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203043/-blood-pressure-target-in-2017
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A Yannoutsos, A Bura-Rivière, P Priollet, J Blacher
OBJECTIVE: The issue of how far blood pressure (BP) should be lowered under antihypertensive treatment is still an important matter of scientific debate. The aim of the present review is to consider the clinical relevance of individualized BP goal under treatment in hypertensive patients according to their age, comorbidities or established cardio-vascular (CV) disease. DATA FROM THE LITERATURE: The French and European recommendations propose a systolic BP target between 130 and 139mmHg (<150mmHg after 80 years) and diastolic BP target <90mmHg in hypertensive patients whatever their level of risk...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201269/cardiac-nonmyocyte-cell-functions-and-crosstalks-in-response-to-cardiotoxic-drugs
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Jessica Gambardella, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino, Daniela Sorriento
The discovery of the molecular mechanisms involved in the cardiac responses to anticancer drugs represents the current goal of cardio-oncology research. The oxidative stress has a pivotal role in cardiotoxic responses, affecting the function of all types of cardiac cells, and their functional crosstalks. Generally, cardiomyocytes are the main target of research studies on cardiotoxicity, but recently the contribution of the other nonmyocyte cardiac cells is becoming of growing interest. This review deals with the role of oxidative stress, induced by anticancer drugs, in cardiac nonmyocyte cells (fibroblasts, vascular cells, and immune cells)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197746/proton-therapy-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Emmanuel Kammerer, Jennifer Le Guevelou, Abdulhamid Chaikh, Serge Danhier, Julien Geffrelot, Christelle Levy, Eric Saloux, Jean-Louis Habrand, Juliette Thariat
BACKGROUND: Radiation therapy plays a major role in the management of adjuvant breast cancer with nodal involvement, with an iatrogenic increase of cardio-vascular risk. Photon therapy, even with intensity modulation, has the downsides of high mean heart dose and heterogeneous target coverage, particularly in the case of internal mammary irradiation. This systematic review of the literature aims to evaluate proton therapy in locally advanced breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed was searched for original full-text articles with the following search terms: «Proton Therapy» and «Breast Cancer»...
November 24, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189863/-the-association-of-schizophrenia-with-chronic-non-transmissible-diseases
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Gricel Orellana, Matías Rodríguez, Nicolás González, Eduardo Durán
The life expectancy of patients with schizophrenia (SCH) is 11 to 20 years less than the general population. There is an association between SCH and various diseases and chronic conditions, highlighting the cardio-metabolic diseases. This association has been attributed to the use of antipsychotics, however, evidence has also shown intrinsic susceptibility of schizophrenic patients the development of chronic conditions. This review aims to update knowledge about chronic conditions such as cardiometabolic risk and sleep, bone and kidney disorders related to SCH...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175804/review-medicinal-plants-combating-against-hypertension-a-green-antihypertensive-approach
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Sabira Sultana, Hafiz Muhammad Asif
Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is a medical condition that accounts 9.4 million deaths all over the world every year. It is leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, diffuse atherosclerosis, cognitive impairment and dementia. Clinically, synthetic antihypertensive drugs have been used to treat hypertension. However, the efficacy of these drugs is low and also produces side effects which include dry mouth, dizziness, emotional distress, gastrointestinal disturbance, visual disorders etc...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163185/orthostatic-intolerance-in-older-persons-etiology-and-countermeasures
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Nandu Goswami, Andrew P Blaber, Helmut Hinghofer-Szalkay, Jean-Pierre Montani
Orthostatic challenge produced by upright posture may lead to syncope if the cardiovascular system is unable to maintain adequate brain perfusion. This review outlines orthostatic intolerance related to the aging process, long-term bedrest confinement, drugs, and disease. Aging-associated illness or injury due to falls often leads to hospitalization. Older patients spend up to 83% of hospital admission lying in bed and thus the consequences of bedrest confinement such as physiological deconditioning, functional decline, and orthostatic intolerance represent a central challenge in the care of the vulnerable older population...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149823/olive-oil-related-anti-inflammatory-effects-on-atherosclerosis-potential-clinical-implications
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Tanakal Wongwarawipat, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Bertsias, Gerasimos Siasos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is characterized by a chronic low-grade inflammatory process which can result in atherothrombosis and a number of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It is believed to be caused by multiple processes that involve inflammation and immunity. Mediterranean Diet (MedD) has been discovered to possess anti-inflammatory properties and associated with a reduction in the CVD risk and mortality. Its main component, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), is believed to be largely responsible for these effects and therefore, has been investigated in various studies...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147971/-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulative-strategies-after-surgical-interventional-valve-treatment
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A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142443/oral-health-and-erectile-dysfunction
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Vijendra P Singh, Sunil K Nettemu, Sowmya Nettem, Rajesh Hosadurga, Sangeeta U Nayak
Ample evidence strongly supports the fact that periodontal disease is a major risk factor for various systemic diseases namely cardio-vascular disease, diabetes mellitus, etc. Recently, investigators focussed on exploring the link between chronic periodontitis (CP) and erectile dysfunction (ED) by contributing to the endothelial dysfunction. Both the diseases share common risk factors. Various studies conducted in different parts of the world in recent years reported the evidence linking this relationship as well as improvement in ED with periodontal treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141545/main-isoflavones-found-in-dietary-sources-as-natural-anti-inflammatory-agents
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Corina Danciu, Stefana Avram, Ioana Pavel, Roxana Ghiulai, Cristina Dehelean, Alexa Ersilia, Daliana Minda, Cristina Petrescu, Elena Moaca, Codruta Soica
BACKGROUND: Isoflavones are natural compounds belonging to the class of isoflavonoids, molecules with a chemical structure based on the 3-phenyl chromen-4-one backbone. As a particular element, the isoflavones are called also phytoestrogens, due to the structural similarity with 17-β estradiol, the primary female sex hormone, presenting both estrogen-agonist and estrogen-antagonist properties. This class of secondary plant metabolites has been extensively reported in the literature for a wide range of therapeutic activities including antioxidant, chemopreventive, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, cardio preventive effects...
November 9, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141542/cocoa-polyphenols-evidence-from-epidemiological-studies
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Chisa Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests potential preventive effects of chocolate/cocoa on the risk of cardio vascular disease (CVD). However, cocoa products also contain high levels of sugar and fat, which increase CVD risk factors. Even, the identity of the substance in chocolate/cocoa that has a favorable effect on CVD and CVD risk factors remains unclear, growing evidence from experimental studies suggests that cocoa polyphenols might be a major contributor to cardiovascular-protective effects...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137881/comparison-between-chloral-hydrate-and-propofol-ketamine-as-sedation-regimens-for-pediatric-auditory-brainstem-response-testing
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Kamal Abulebda, Vinit J Patel, Sheikh S Ahmed, Alvaro J Tori, Riad Lutfi, Samer Abu-Sultaneh
INTRODUCTION: The use of diagnostic auditory brainstem response testing under sedation is currently the "gold standard" in infants and young children who are not developmentally capable of completing the test. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to compare a propofol-ketamine regimen to an oral chloral hydrate regimen for sedating children undergoing auditory brainstem response testing. METHODS: Patients between 4 months and 6 years who required sedation for auditory brainstem response testing were included in this retrospective study...
October 28, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135296/-ischaemic-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-questions-and-problems
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Petra Gulácsi-Bárdos, Miklós Szokol, Mária Lódi, Dániel Czuriga, István Czuriga, István Édes, András Nagy, Balázs Sármán
Cardiovascular and oncologic diseases are the causes of more than 50 percent of mortality in Europe. In 2015 oncologic and cardiovascular mortality reached 70 percent in Hungary. Patients who receive anticancer therapies are at a 2- to 7-fold greater long-term risk of acute coronary syndrome; also concomittant oncologic diseases further increase the mortality of myocardial infarction. Unfortunately there is not enough data concerning cardiovascular treatment of oncologic patients because they were excluded from most of the studies and registries...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128160/prone-sleeping-position-in-infancy-implications-for-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-function
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REVIEW
Kelsee L Shepherd, Stephanie R Yiallourou, Rosemary S C Horne, Flora Y Wong
Advances in neonatal care have improved the survival rates of preterm infants, however, the likelihood of brain injury and neurodevelopmental disability remains a significant problem. Whilst the etiology of preterm brain injury is complex, impairments in the cardio- and cerebro-vascular function have been implicated. During infancy, sleep is vital for brain development. However, instabilities in cardio- and cerebro-vascular function are most marked during sleep. Sleeping position is an important part of a safe sleeping environment...
October 13, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
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