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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344381/impact-of-nutritional-indices-on-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yuki Kanno, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Satoshi Abe, Makiko Miyata, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Takayoshi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Takafumi Ishida, Yasuchika Takeishi
Background: Malnutrition is a common condition that is associated with adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). The Prognostic Nutritional Index (PNI), Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) and controlling nutritional status (CONUT) have all been used as objective indices for evaluating nutritional status. We aimed to clarify the relationship between these nutritional indices and the parameters of inflammatory markers, cardiac function and exercise capacity, as well as to compare the ability of these indexes for predicting mortality...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341061/pericardial-effusion-unrelated-to-surgery-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-heart-transplant-patients
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Simon F Stämpfli, Tardu Özkartal, Niels Hagenbuch, Stephan Bernhart, Andreas J Flammer, Alessandra Vecchiati, Georg M Fröhlich, Frank Ruschitzka, Leonhard Held, Felix C Tanner
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamically irrelevant pericardial effusion (PeEf) is a predictor of adverse outcome in heart failure patients. The clinical relevance of a PeEf unrelated to surgery in heart transplant patients remains unknown. This study assesses the prognostic value of PeEf occurring later than one year after transplantation. METHODS: All patients undergoing heart transplantation in Zurich between 1989 and 2012 were screened. Cox proportional hazard models were used to analyse mortality (primary) and hospitalization (secondary endpoint)...
January 17, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316134/dosimetric-benefit-of-adaptive-radiotherapy-in-the-neoadjuvant-management-of-canine-and-feline-thymoma-an-exploratory-case-series
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C Rohrer Bley, V Meier, U Schneider
While surgery is the treatment of choice for thymomas, complete excision is not possible in a significant proportion of cases. For these patients, radiotherapy can be used as neoadjunctive, post-operative adjunctive or sole therapy. During radiotherapy, rapid biological clearance of tumour cells is often observed, requiring adaptation of the treatment plan. Adaptive radiation therapy (RT) is a dynamic process, whereby the treatment plan is altered throughout the treatment course due to changes in morphologic, functional or positioning changes...
January 8, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287998/infant-heart-tumour
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Pedro Epifânio, Maria Emanuel Amaral, Natália Noronha, Andreia Francisco, Dina Rodrigues, António Pires, Eduardo Castela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 26, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277546/inhibition-of-apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-attenuates-myocyte-hypertrophy-and-fibroblast-collagen-synthesis
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Wendi Yang, Bing Hui Wang, Ian Wang, Li Huang, Feby Savira, Andrew Kompa, Beat M Jucker, Robert N Willette, Darren Kelly, Henry Krum, Zhiliang Li, Qian Fu
BACKGROUND: Cardiac remodelling is a dynamic process whereby structural and functional changes occur within the heart in response to injury or inflammation. Recent studies have demonstrated reactive oxygen species sensitive MAPK, apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) plays a critical role in cardiac remodelling. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of small molecule ASK1 inhibitors on these processes and their therapeutic potential. METHODS: Neonatal rat cardiac fibroblasts (NCF) were pre-treated with ASK1 inhibitors, G2261818A (G226) and G2358939A (G235), for 2hours before stimulated with 100nM angiotensin II (AngII), 10μM indoxyl sulphate (IS) or 10ng/ml transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) for 48hours...
December 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275344/effects-of-a-12-week-cardiovascular-rehabilitation-programme-on-systemic-inflammation-and-traditional-coronary-artery-disease-risk-factors-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-cardia-trial-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Heinze-Milne, Volodko Bakowsky, Nicholas Giacomantonio, Scott A Grandy
INTRODUCTION: Patients with systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) above the baseline risk attributable to traditional CVD risk factors seen in the general population. Exercise in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is designed specifically for high-risk primary prevention and those with established CVD. Even though the European League Against Rheumatism guidelines state that exercise is safe for individuals with RA and exercise can reduce CVD risk, patients with RA rarely participate in CR...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242041/long-term-outcomes-for-neoadjuvant-versus-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-early-breast-cancer-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data-from-ten-randomised-trials
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(no author information available yet)
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for early breast cancer can make breast-conserving surgery more feasible and might be more likely to eradicate micrometastatic disease than might the same chemotherapy given after surgery. We investigated the long-term benefits and risks of NACT and the influence of tumour characteristics on outcome with a collaborative meta-analysis of individual patient data from relevant randomised trials. METHODS: We obtained information about prerandomisation tumour characteristics, clinical tumour response, surgery, recurrence, and mortality for 4756 women in ten randomised trials in early breast cancer that began before 2005 and compared NACT with the same chemotherapy given postoperatively...
December 11, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233497/early-and-late-survival-of-on-pump-cardiac-surgery-patients-formerly-affected-by-lymphoma
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Giuseppe Gatti, Oscar Maraldo, Bernardo Benussi, Rossana Bussani, Gianluca Castaldi, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
BACKGROUND: Survival after cardiac surgery of patients formerly affected by lymphoma has not been well defined. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients having prior Hodgkin's (HL patients, n=26) or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (non-HL patients, n=19) underwent on-pump cardiac surgery at the authors' institution (2001-2016). Ischaemic, valvular, and ischaemic plus valvular heart disease were present in 14, 13, and 18 patients, respectively. Concomitant aortic disease was treated in three cases...
November 28, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154802/microrna-profiling-in-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cell-exposed-to-the-phaleria-macrocarpa-boerl-fruit-ethyl-acetate-fraction-pmeaf-through-iilumina-hi-seq-technologies-and-various-in-silico-bioinformatics-tools
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Nowroji Kavitha, Soundararajan Vijayarathna, Shanmugapriya, Chern Ein Oon, Yeng Chen, Jagat R Kanwar, Vasu Punj, Sreenivasan Sasidharan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff) Boerl, is a famous traditional medicinal plant which exhibited cytotoxicity against various cancerous cells. Traditionally, P. macrocarpa has been used to control cancer, impotency, hemorrhoids, diabetes mellitus, allergies, liver and heart disease, kidney disorders, blood diseases, acne, stroke, migraine, and various skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: Recent studies have demonstrated a potent anticancer potential of P...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146945/maraba-virus-vectored-cancer-vaccines-represent-a-safe-and-novel-therapeutic-option-for-cats
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Jeff Hummel, Dorothee Bienzle, Annette Morrison, Michelle Cieplak, Kyle Stephenson, Josepha DeLay, J Paul Woods, Brian D Lichty, Byram W Bridle
Direct killing of malignant cells combined with induction of tumour-specific immune responses makes oncolytic vaccines attractive for cancer therapy. We previously developed a heterologous cancer immunization strategy that utilized a replication-defective adenovirus-vectored primary vaccine encoding a tumour antigen followed by boosting with a replication-competent Maraba virus expressing the same antigen. To assess the safety of oncolytic Maraba virus-based booster vaccines and inform the design of clinical trials, we conducted translational studies in cats, which have immune systems that are similar to people and spontaneously develop cancers of comparable types and etiologies...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114876/translating-carotid-body-function-into-clinical-medicine
#12
Rodrigo Iturriaga
The carotid body (CB) is considered the main O2 chemoreceptor, which contributes to the cardiorespiratory homeostasis and ventilatory acclimatization. In clinical medicine, the most common pathology associated with the CB are tumours. However, a growing body of evidences supports the novel idea that an enhanced CB chemosensory discharge contributes to the autonomic dysfunction and pathological consequences in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), hypertension, systolic heart failure (HF) and cardiometabolic diseases...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108876/a-fine-balancing-act-a-delicate-kinase-phosphatase-equilibrium-that-protects-against-chromosomal-instability-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Marilia Henriques Cordeiro, Richard John Smith, Adrian Thomas Saurin
Cancer cells rewire signalling networks to acquire specific hallmarks needed for their proliferation, survival, and dissemination throughout the body. Although this is often associated with the constitutive activation or inactivation of protein phosphorylation networks, there are other contexts when the dysregulation must be much milder. For example, chromosomal instability is a widespread cancer hallmark that relies on subtle defects in chromosome replication and/or division, such that these processes remain functional, but nevertheless error-prone...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104763/cardiotoxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Gilda Varricchi, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Giancarlo Marone, Gjada Criscuolo, Maria Triassi, Domenico Bonaduce, Gianni Marone, Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti
Cardiac toxicity after conventional antineoplastic drugs (eg, anthracyclines) has historically been a relevant issue. In addition, targeted therapies and biological molecules can also induce cardiotoxicity. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a novel class of anticancer drugs, distinct from targeted or tumour type-specific therapies. Cancer immunotherapy with immune checkpoint blockers (ie, monoclonal antibodies targeting cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligand (PD-L1)) has revolutionised the management of a wide variety of malignancies endowed with poor prognosis...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097110/role-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-converting-enzyme-tace-adam17-and-associated-proteins-in-coronary-artery-disease-and-cardiac-events
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REVIEW
Melody Chemaly, Victoria McGilligan, Mark Gibson, Matthias Clauss, Steven Watterson, H Denis Alexander, Anthony John Bjourson, Aaron Peace
Tumour necrosis factor alpha converting enzyme (TACE/ADAM17) is a member of the A disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM) family of ectodomain shedding proteinases. It regulates many inflammatory processes by cleaving several transmembrane proteins, including tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and its receptors tumour necrosis factor alpha receptor 1 and tumour necrosis factor alpha receptor 2. There is evidence that TACE is involved in several inflammatory diseases, such as ischaemia, heart failure, arthritis, atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer as well as neurological and immune diseases...
October 30, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089812/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-boy-with-familial-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-attributable-to-a-tsc2-deletion-a-case-report
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M Flader, P Kurzawa, J Maldyk, J Sygut, J Harasymczuk, A Kropinska, D Handkiewicz-Junak, B Jarzab, K Kotulska, M Niedziela
Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc), a phacomatosis, is a rare genetic disease (autosomal dominant; incidence: 1 in 6,800-17,300) associated with mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 genes, 70% of which are sporadic. The disease causes benign tumours in the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and eyes; thyroid lesions are extremely rare. A 13-year-old euthyroid boy with a hereditary form of tsc (del 4730G in TSC2, also seen in 2 sisters and the father) was admitted to hospital with a thyroid nodule. Physical examination revealed a nodular left lobe with increased consistency...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070130/-establishment-of-a-myelodysplastic-syndrome-transformed-to-leukemia-cell-line-stably-expressing-green-fluorescent-protein
#17
Lin Zhuang, Yan Ma, Qian Wang, Xiao-Ping Xu, Jing Zhang, Chen Zhu, Jing-Wen Gu, Wen-Jiao Qin
OBJECTIVE: To establish a myelodysplastic syndrome transformed to leukemia cell line stably expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP), and to evaluate its biological characteristics and applications. METHODS: SKM-1 cells were transfected by lentiviral particles with vector of GFP. The GFP positive single cell clone was isolated by limiting dilution and continued being cultured. The cells were injected into mice subcutaneously and were screened in vivo. Then SKM-1/GFP cells were obtained after tumour plaque was separated and cultivated...
October 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066637/transcatheter-valve-implantation-to-inferior-vena-cava-to-control-carcinoid-symptoms
#18
Vandana M Sagar, Richard P Steeds, Sagar N Doshi, Tahir Shah
Severe carcinoid syndrome and carcinoid heart disease in neuroendocrine tumours can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We present a novel approach to managing a patient with medically uncontrollable carcinoid syndrome. Inferior and superior vena cava placement of transcatheter heart valves has been used to treat patients with right heart failure due to severe tricuspid and pulmonary regurgitation. However, this procedure has not been attempted to specifically reduce hormone secretion, primarily from the liver, in order to control carcinoid syndrome symptoms...
October 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065787/preconditioning-potential-of-purmorphamine-a-hedgehog-activator-against-ischaemic-reperfusion-injury-in-ovariectomised-rat-heart
#19
Shweta Sharma, Avileen Kaur, Saurabh Sharma
OBJECTIVE: The present study was been designed to investigate the role and pharmacological potential of hedgehog in oestrogen-deficient rat heart. METHODS: Oestrogen deficiency was produced in female Wistar rats by the surgical removal of both ovaries and these animals were used four weeks later. Isolated rat heart was subjected to 30 min ischaemia followed by 120 min of reperfusion (I/R). The heart was subjected to pharmacological preconditioning with the hedgehog agonist purmorphamine (1μM) and GDC-0449, a hedgehog antagonist, in the last episode of reperfusion before I/R...
October 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061338/ctrp3-protected-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-inflammation-and-cell-death-via-activation-of-sirt1
#20
Yu-Pei Yuan, Zhen-Guo Ma, Xin Zhang, Si-Chi Xu, Xiao-Feng Zeng, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
BACKGROUND: Inflammation and myocytes apoptosis play critical roles in the development of doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity. Our previous study found that C1q/tumour necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) could inhibit cardiac inflammation and apoptosis of myocytes but its role in DOX-induced heart injury remains largely unknown. Our study aimed to investigate whether CTRP3 protected against DOX-induced heart injury and the underlying mechanism. METHODS: We overexpressed CTRP3 in the hearts using an adeno-associated virus system...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
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