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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721542/molecular-characterization-modeling-in-silico-analysis-of-equine-pituitary-gonadotropin-alpha-subunit-and-docking-interaction-studies-with-ganirelix
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Anuradha Bhardwaj, Varij Nayan, Parvati Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Yash Pal, Jitender Singh
Equine pituitary gonadotropins (eLH, eFSH, eCG) are heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones with alpha (α) and beta (β) subunits. It is responsible for maintenance of pregnancy in mares during early gestation and fairly valuable for inducing superovulation in animals other than equines. The alpha subunit is common, while beta subunit is species-specific in all glycoprotein hormones. In the present investigation, molecular cloning and in silico characterization including homology modeling and molecular docking analysis of the equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) alpha subunit was carried out for gaining structural and functional insights into the eCG alpha subunit and its possible interaction with ganirelix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist...
December 2016: In Silico Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711633/novel-measure-of-autonomic-remodeling-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-diabetes
#2
Yang Yang, Aapo L Aro, Sandeep G Nair, Reshmy Jayaraman, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Hirad Yarmohammadi, Jonathan Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is independently associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), with a need to identify novel methods for risk stratification. Diabetics can develop autonomic dysfunction which has been associated with increased risk of ventricular arrhythmogenesis, and manifests as reduced heart rate variability (HRV). However, previously published studies have not accounted for resting heart rate (HR), important from both pathophysiologic and prognosticating standpoints...
July 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708228/clinical-and-subclinical-cardiac-late-effects-in-pediatric-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-survivors
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Carlo Materazzo, Maura Massimino, Elisabetta Schiavello, Marta Podda, Lorenza Gandola, Graziella Cefalo, Serena Catania, Cristina Meazza, Ivan Moschetti, Monica Terenziani
PURPOSE: Cardiac late effects are responsible for a significant burden of mortality and morbidity among pediatric Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors (HLS). The aim of our study was to assess clinical and subclinical cardiac sequelae in a cohort of childhood HLS treated in the 1980s with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (the ABVD regimen) and limited-field radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: We retrospectively examined a series of HLS treated from 1979 to 1989...
July 8, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701672/the-shortest-qrs-duration-of-an-electrocardiogram-might-be-an-optimal-electrocardiographic-predictor-for-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#4
Jan-Yow Chen, Kuo-Hung Lin, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Che-Yi Chou
QRS duration has been associated with the response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, the methods for defining QRS duration to predict the outcome of CRT have discrepancies in previous reports. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal measurement of QRS duration to predict the response to CRT.Sixty-one patients who received CRT were analyzed. All patients had class III-IV heart failure, left ventricular ejection fraction not more than 35%, and complete left bundle branch block. The shortest, longest, and average QRS durations from the 12 leads of each electrocardiogram (ECG) were measured...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701321/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-drives-cardiorespiratory-responses-to-heat-stress-in-neonatal-mice
#5
Karlene T Barrett, John Andrew Daubenspeck, Richard J A Wilson
The neuropeptide, pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP), has emerged as a principal and rate-limiting regulator of physiological stress responses in adult rodents and has been implicated in SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Recent studies show that PACAP plays a role in neonatal cardiorespiratory responses to hypoxia, hypercapnia and hypothermia, but not hyperthermia, which is often associated with SIDS. Here we tested the hypothesis that, consistent with a role in SIDS, PACAP is involved in regulating the neonatal cardiorespiratory responses to severe heat...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697825/-screening-and-follow-up-for-congenital-heart-disease-in-children-aged-0-3-years-in-rural-areas-of-chongqing-china
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Lei Zhang, Mei-Yu An, Bing Zhu, Wan-Dong Shen, Shu-Jiang Tan, Xiao-Juan Ji, Jie Tian, Xiao-Yan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence of congenital heart disease (CHD) in children aged 0-3 years in the rural areas of Chongqing, and to determine the suitable "screening-diagnosis-follow-up" system and screening indicators for CHD in these areas. METHODS: Children aged 0-3 years from rural areas of the Fuling Disctrict of Chongqing were selected by cluster sampling. Using the "screening-diagnosis-evaluation system" employed at the levels of village/town, district/county, and province/city, the children were screened for seven indicators, i...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691853/assessment-of-cardiac-autonomic-tone-following-long-sudarshan-kriya-yoga-in-art-of-living-practitioners
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Lakshmi Bhaskar, Chhaya Kharya, K K Deepak, Vinod Kochupillai
OBJECTIVE: The breathing processes are known to modulate cardiac autonomic tone and improve psychological status. We investigated cardiac autonomic tone following long Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) using heart rate variability (HRV) and skin conductance level (SCL). METHODS: Thirty healthy volunteers (age 28.3 ± 8.4 years; 23 M: 7 F) participated in the study. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and SCL were recorded for 5 min each, before and after long SKY. Long SKY is a combination of pranayama and cyclic rhythmic breathing and is performed by following the guided audio instructions...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691349/ovsynch-plus-protocol-improves-ovarian-response-in-anovular-murrah-buffaloes-in-low-breeding-season
#8
R K Sharma, S K Phulia, A Jerome, I Singh
The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of ovarian response and pregnancy rate in anovular buffaloes following Ovsynch and Ovsynch Plus protocols. Buffaloes (n = 55) were divided into two groups: Ovsynch group (n = 26): GnRH (10 μg, GnRH1) on Day 0, PGF2 α (25 mg) on Day 7, GnRH (10 μg, GnRH2) on Day 9; Ovsynch Plus group (n = 29): 500 IU equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) 72 hr (day -3) prior to Ovsynch protocol, followed by fixed timed artificial insemination (FTAI) 6 and 24 hr after GnRH2 injection in bot groups...
July 9, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685440/age-related-changes-in-physiological-reactivity-to-a-stress-task-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study
#9
A Brugnera, C Zarbo, R Adorni, A Gatti, A Compare, K Sakatani
Aging is associated with changes in biological functions, such as reduced cardiovascular responses to stressful tasks. However, less is known about the influence of age on the reactivity of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) to acute stressors. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effects of a computerized-controlled stress task on the PFC and autonomic system activity in a sample of older and younger adults. We recruited a total of 55 healthy, right-handed persons (26 older adults with mean age 69.5, SD 5...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685436/cortical-and-autonomic-stress-responses-in-adults-with-high-versus-low-levels-of-trait-anxiety-a-pilot-study
#10
A Brugnera, C Zarbo, R Adorni, A Compare, K Sakatani
Stress responses are mediated by complex patterns of cortical and autonomic activity. Earlier studies showed increased recruitment of the right prefrontal cortex (PFC) and parasympathetic withdrawal during a stress task; however, it remains unclear whether these responses change in relation to different levels of psychopathological symptoms, such as trait anxiety. The present study examines the effect of a mathematical task (with a control condition and a stressful/experimental condition) on the PFC and autonomic activity, using a two-channel near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and an ECG monitoring system...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681408/role-of-peripheral-vascular-resistance-as-an-indicator-of-cardiovascular-abnormalities-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Monika Zawadka-Kunikowska, Joanna Słomko, Małgorzata Tafil-Klawe, Jacek J Klawe, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska, Julia L Newton, Paweł Zalewski
The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiovascular autonomic modulation in response to an orthostatic stress in healthy subjects and Parkinson's disease (PD). The study included 47 controls and 56 PD patients divided into groups (vasoconstrictor PD, vasodilator PD, control) according to vasodilation/vasoconstriction response during 70° head up tilt test. Using Impedance cardiography (ICG) and electrocardiography (ECG) we measured stroke volume, cardiac output, left ventricular work index, left ventricular ejection time, acceleration index, index of contractility, Heather index, thoracic fluid content, total peripheral resistance, total arterial compliance...
July 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669088/vasovagal-syncope-with-asystole-the-role-of-cardiac-pacing
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Michele Brignole, Marco Tomaino, Alessio Gargaro
Whereas cardiac pacing has a very limited role overall in patients with vasovagal syncope (VVS), there are three reasons which support pacing efficacy in tilt-induced asystolic VVS. These are: (1) contrary to mixed and vasodepressor forms, an asystolic tilt response is specific, i.e., diagnostic, of VVS and is unlikely to occur in control patients without history of syncope and in patients with cardiac syncope; (2) contrary to mixed and vasodepressor forms, an asystolic tilt response predicts a similar asystolic event during prolonged ECG monitoring with a positive predictive value of 86%; (3) the available evidence from trials supports the efficacy of dual-chamber pacing with a low recurrence rate of syncope after pacing ranging from 6% up to 23% during 3 years of follow-up...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663305/application-of-linear-mixed-effects-model-with-lasso-to-identify-metal-components-associated-with-cardiac-autonomic-responses-among-welders-a-repeated-measures-study
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Jinming Zhang, Jennifer M Cavallari, Shona C Fang, Marc G Weisskopf, Xihong Lin, Murray A Mittleman, David C Christiani
BACKGROUND: Environmental and occupational exposure to metals is ubiquitous worldwide, and understanding the hazardous metal components in this complex mixture is essential for environmental and occupational regulations. OBJECTIVE: To identify hazardous components from metal mixtures that are associated with alterations in cardiac autonomic responses. METHODS: Urinary concentrations of 16 types of metals were examined and 'acceleration capacity' (AC) and 'deceleration capacity' (DC), indicators of cardiac autonomic effects, were quantified from ECG recordings among 54 welders...
June 29, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659249/response-to-ecg-june-2017
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Julián Palacios-Rubio, Virginia Ruiz-Pizarro, Diego Valdivia-Miranda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659193/feasibility-of-a-prototype-newborn-resuscitation-monitor-to-study-transition-at-birth-measuring-heart-rate-and-ventilator-parameters-an-animal-experimental-study
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Jørgen E Linde, Joar Eilevstjønn, Knut Øymar, Hege L Ersdal
BACKGROUND: Every year, an estimated 10 million babies are born, non-breathing and in need of resuscitation. Advances in management have been made over the past decades, however, approximately 700.000 yearly deaths result from this global problem. A prototype newborn resuscitation monitor (NRM) (Laerdal Global Health, Stavanger, Norway) has been developed with the purpose of studying newborn resuscitation. The monitor has the ability to continuously display HR using dry electrode ECG technology, to measure tidal volume, pressure and end tidal CO2, and to store the results for later analysis...
June 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657491/novel-noninvasive-method-of-cerebrovascular-blood-volume-assessment-using-brain-bioimpedance
#16
Mohamad Hakam Tiba, Brendan M McCracken, Sardar Ansari, Ashwin Belle, Brandon C Cummings, Venkatakrishna Rajajee, Parag G Patil, Hasan B Alam, Kevin R Ward
Cerebro-vascular autoregulation (CAR) is the ability of vessels to modulate their tone in response to changes in pressure. CAR, as an auto-protective mechanism is critical in preventing secondary brain injury post trauma. Monitoring of changes in cerebral blood volume might be valuable in evaluating CAR and response to various therapies. In this study, we utilized an ocular-brain bioimpedance interface to assess real time changes in cerebral blood volume in response to a number of physiologic challenges. We hypothesize that changes in brain bioimpedance (dz) would track changes in cerebral blood volume...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651598/protective-effects-of-xinji-erkang-on-myocardial-infarction-induced-cardiac-injury-in-mice
#17
Juan Hu, Yong-Xue Zhang, Li Wang, Ling Ding, Guang-Yao Huang, Guo-Wei Cai, Shan Gao
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major risk factor responsible for morbidity and mortality. Xinji'erkang (XJEK) has been clinically used as an effective medication in the treatment of coronary heart disease and myocarditis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the cardioprotective effect of Xinji'erkang on MI mice. METHODS: Forty male mice were randomly assigned into four groups as follows (n = 10): sham, model, MI with administration of XJEK and fosinopril for four weeks...
June 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642891/safety-tolerability-of-the-anti-semaphorin-4d-antibody-vx15-2503-in-a-randomized-phase-1-trial
#18
Christopher LaGanke, Lawrence Samkoff, Keith Edwards, Lily Jung Henson, Pavle Repovic, Sharon Lynch, Lael Stone, David Mattson, Aaron Galluzzi, Terrence L Fisher, Christine Reilly, Laurie A Winter, John E Leonard, Maurice Zauderer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of VX15/2503 in a randomized, single-dose, dose-escalation, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolling adult patients with MS. METHODS: Single IV doses of VX15/2503 or placebo were administered. Ten patients each were randomized (4:1 randomization ratio) into 5 ascending dose cohorts of 1, 3, 6, 10, or 20 mg/kg. Safety, immunogenicity, PK/PD, MRI, ECG, and lymphocyte subset levels were evaluated...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633169/untapped-potential-performance-of-procedural-skills-in-the-family-medicine-clerkship
#19
Martina Kelly, Kelly M Everard, Lara Nixon, Alexander Chessman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While family medicine residency directors have expressed concern about low procedural skills proficiency among incoming residents, curricular recommendations do not provide widely accepted guidance. This study was designed to describe requirements and experiences in procedural skill training during the family medicine clerkship and test the hypothesis that more rural placements may support this training. METHODS: The survey was conducted as part of the CAFM Educational Research Alliance (CERA) Family Medicine Clerkship Director (CD) 2013 survey...
June 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630171/distinctive-left-ventricular-activations-associated-with-ecg-pattern-in-heart-failure-patients
#20
Nicolas Derval, Josselin Duchateau, Saagar Mahida, Romain Eschalier, Frederic Sacher, Joost Lumens, Hubert Cochet, Arnaud Denis, Xavier Pillois, Seigo Yamashita, Yuki Komatsu, Sylvain Ploux, Sana Amraoui, Adlane Zemmoura, Philippe Ritter, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haissaguerre, Pierre Jaïs, Pierre Bordachar
BACKGROUND: In contrast to patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB), heart failure patients with narrow QRS and nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay (NICD) display a relatively limited response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. We sought to compare left ventricular (LV) activation patterns in heart failure patients with narrow QRS and NICD to patients with LBBB using high-density electroanatomic activation maps. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two heart failure patients (narrow QRS [n=18], LBBB [n=11], NICD [n=23]) underwent 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping with a high density of mapping points (387±349 LV)...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
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