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Cardiac disease in cystic fibrosis

Douglas Y Mah, Divya Shakti, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Steven D Colan, Mark E Alexander, Dominic J Abrams, David W Brown
Left atrial (LA) dilation has been shown to be associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) in the adult population, with some studies indicating that larger LAs are more prone to AF recurrence. The relation of LA size to AF in the pediatric and young adult population has not been investigated. In this study, all pediatric patients (aged ≤22 years) who presented to Boston Children's Hospital from January 2002 to December 2012 with AF were reviewed. Patients with significant congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, proven channelopathies, previous cardiac surgery, end-stage renal disease, or severe lung disease/cystic fibrosis were excluded...
September 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Fabien Labombarda, Eric Saloux, Jacques Brouard, Emmanuel Bergot, Paul Milliez
Cystic fibrosis is a complex multi-systemic chronic disease characterized by progressive organ dysfunction with development of fibrosis, possibly affecting the heart. Over the last four decades pathological, experimental, and clinical evidence points towards the existence of a specific myocardial involvement in cystic fibrosis. Multi-modality cardiac imaging, especially recent echocardiographic techniques, evidenced diastolic and/or systolic ventricular dysfunction in cystic fibrosis leading to the concept of a cystic fibrosis-related cardiomyopathy...
September 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Regina El Dib, Huda Gomaa, Raíssa Pierri Carvalho, Samira E Camargo, Rodrigo Bazan, Pasqual Barretti, Fellype C Barreto
BACKGROUND: Anderson-Fabry disease is an X-linked defect of glycosphingolipid metabolism. Progressive renal insufficiency is a major source of morbidity, additional complications result from cardio- and cerebro-vascular involvement. Survival is reduced among affected males and symptomatic female carriers.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2010, and previously updated in 2013. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of enzyme replacement therapy compared to other interventions, placebo or no interventions, for treating Anderson-Fabry disease...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jun Fan, Kun Zhou, Shuangjiang Li, Heng Du, Guowei Che
Postoperative atrial arrhythmia is the most common dysrhythmia seen after lung transplantation. However, risk factors for postoperative atrial arrhythmias and their impact on outcomes were inconsistent. The aim of our study was to conduct a meta-analysis to analyse risk factors of postoperative atrial arrhythmias and the impact of postoperative atrial arrhythmias on outcomes after lung transplantation. All eligible articles from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and the Chinese BioMedical Literature Database (until November 2015) were incorporated into this study...
June 29, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
A Filipovic-Pierucci, A Rigault, A Fagot-Campagna, P Tuppin
BACKGROUND: This study uses healthcare consumption to compare the health status of beneficiaries of the French national health insurance general scheme between individuals living in French overseas territories (FOT) and those living in metropolitan France. METHODS: Data were extracted from the French national health insurance database (Sniiram) for 2012, using algorithms, 56 groups of diseases and 27 groups of hospital activity were isolated. Standardized morbidity ratio for age and sex (SMR) were used to compare FOT to mainland France...
June 2016: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
Victoria Peer, Ramzia Abu Hamad, Sylvia Berman, Shai Efrati
BACKGROUND: Massive DNA destruction/accumulation of cell-free DNA debris is a sensitive biomarker of progressive organ/tissue damage. Deleterious consequences of DNA debris accumulation are evident in cardiac ischemia, thrombosis, auto-inflammatory diseases, SLE-induced lupus nephritis and cystic fibrosis. In case of renal pathologies, degradation and elimination of DNA debris are suppressed, due to downregulated DNAse-I activity within the diseased kidneys. The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether exogenous DNAse-I administration might exert renoprotective effects in the setting of acute kidney injury (AKI or acute renal failure)...
2016: American Journal of Nephrology
Marcela Junqueira Brunelli, Álvaro N Atallah, Edina M K da Silva
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome is a rare genetic disorder caused by the deficiency of arylsulphatase B. The resultant accumulation of dermatan sulphate causes lysosomal damage.The clinical symptoms are related to skeletal dysplasia (i.e. short stature and degenerative joint disease). Other manifestations include cardiac disease, impaired pulmonary function, ophthalmological complications, hepatosplenomegaly, sinusitis, otitis, hearing loss and sleep apnea...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Edina M K da Silva, Maria Wany Louzada Strufaldi, Regis B Andriolo, Laercio A Silva
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis II, also known as Hunter syndrome, is a rare, X-linked disease caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase, which catalyses a step in the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans. The glycosaminoglycans accumulate within tissues affecting multiple organs and physiologic systems. The clinical manifestations include neurologic involvement, severe airways obstruction, skeletal deformities and cardiomyopathy. The disease has a variable age of onset and variable rate of progression...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Azhar Farooqui, Susan Gamal Eldin, Muna Dawood Ali, Ali AlTalhi, Ahmad AlDigheari
Cystic fibrosis (CF) remains the most common hereditary disease in the western population. Its concomitant presence with other congenital abnormalities is a rare phenomenon with very little documentation. In this case report we describe a case of cystic fibrosis in a female infant with cardiac, ocular, and musculoskeletal abnormalities. A brief literature review is also provided.
2015: Case Reports in Pediatrics
P J Smith, J A Blumenthal, E P Trulock, K E Freedland, R M Carney, R D Davis, B M Hoffman, S M Palmer
Lung transplantation has become an increasingly common treatment for patients with end-stage lung disease. Few studies have examined psychosocial risk factors for mortality in transplant recipients, despite evidence suggesting that elevated levels of negative affect are associated with greater mortality following major cardiac surgery. We therefore examined the relationship between negative affect early after lung transplantation and long-term survival in a sample of 132 lung transplant recipients (28 cystic fibrosis, 64 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 26 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, 14 other) followed for up to 13...
January 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Erik H Van Iterson, Stephen R Karpen, Sarah E Baker, Courtney M Wheatley, Wayne J Morgan, Eric M Snyder
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary system dysfunction is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis (CF) disease. In addition to impaired cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein, dysfunctional β2-adrenergic receptors (β2AR) contribute to low airway function in CF. Recent observations suggest CF may also be associated with impaired cardiac function that is demonstrated by attenuated cardiac output (Q), stroke volume (SV), and cardiac power (CP) at both rest and during exercise. However, β2AR regulation of cardiac and peripheral vascular tissue, in-vivo, is unknown in CF...
2015: Respiratory Research
Kai Jiang, Sen Jiao, Megan Vitko, Rebecca Darrah, Chris A Flask, Craig A Hodges, Xin Yu
BACKGROUND: Altered cardiac function has been observed in cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) knockout mice. However, whether this alteration is a direct effect of CFTR disruption in the heart, or is secondary due to systemic loss of CFTR, remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Cardiac function of mice with muscle-specific or global knockout of CFTR was evaluated at baseline and under β-stimulation by MRI in vivo. Myocyte contractility and Ca2+ transients were measured in vitro...
January 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Gábor Mogyorósy, Enikő Felszeghy, Tamás Kovács, Andrea Berkes, László Tóth, György Balla, Ilma Korponay-Szabó
INTRODUCTION: Although long-term outcome studies in large pediatric myocarditis/cardiomyopathy populations have been reported in literature, none of them focused on comorbidities. METHODS: All children and adolescents (age <18 years) treated with myocarditis at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Debrecen, Hungary were followed. Patients suffering from myocarditis during the period 1996-2011 were enrolled. RESULTS: Over the 16-year period, a diagnosis of myocarditis was established in nine children...
December 2014: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
Michael H Smolensky, Francesco Portaluppi, Roberto Manfredini, Ramon C Hermida, Ruana Tiseo, Linda L Sackett-Lundeen, Erhard L Haus
Various medical conditions, disorders, and syndromes exhibit predictable-in-time diurnal and 24 h patterning in the signs, symptoms, and grave nonfatal and fatal events, e.g., respiratory ones of viral and allergic rhinorrhea, reversible (asthma) and non-reversible (bronchitis and emphysema) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, high altitude pulmonary edema, and decompression sickness; cardiac ones of atrial premature beats and tachycardia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, 3rd degree atrial-ventricular block, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular premature beats, ventricular tachyarrhythmia, symptomatic and non-symptomatic angina pectoris, Prinzmetal vasospastic variant angina, acute (non-fatal and fatal) incidents of myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac arrest, in-bed sudden death syndrome of type-1 diabetes, acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema, and heart failure; vascular and circulatory system ones of hypertension, acute orthostatic postprandial, micturition, and defecation hypotension/syncope, intermittent claudication, venous insufficiency, standing occupation leg edema, arterial and venous branch occlusion of the eye, menopausal hot flash, sickle cell syndrome, abdominal, aortic, and thoracic dissections, pulmonary thromboembolism, and deep venous thrombosis, and cerebrovascular transient ischemic attack and hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke...
June 2015: Sleep Medicine Reviews
Melinda White, Nicole Dennis, Rebecca Ramsey, Katie Barwick, Christie Graham, Sarah Kane, Helen Kepreotes, Leah Queit, Annabel Sweeney, Jacinta Winderlich, Denise Wong See, Robyn Littlewood
AIM: Low prevalence rates of malnutrition at 2.5% to 4% have previously been reported in two tertiary paediatric Australian hospitals. The current study is the first to measure the prevalence of malnutrition, obesity and nutritional risk of paediatric inpatients in multiple hospitals throughout Australia. METHODS: Malnutrition, obesity and nutritional risk prevalence were investigated in 832 and 570 paediatric inpatients, respectively, in eight tertiary paediatric hospitals and eight regional hospitals across Australia on a single day...
March 2015: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Richard K Albert, Joseph L Schuller
Randomized, controlled trials have demonstrated that chronic therapy with macrolide antibiotics reduces the morbidity of patients with cystic fibrosis, non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. Lower levels of evidence indicate that chronic macrolides are also effective in treating patients with panbronchiolitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, and rejection after lung transplant. Macrolides are known to cause torsade des pointes and other ventricular arrhythmias, and a recent observational study prompted the FDA to strengthen the Warnings and Precautions section of azithromycin drug labels...
May 15, 2014: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Michael J Parnham, Vesna Erakovic Haber, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Gianpaolo Perletti, Geert M Verleden, Robin Vos
Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic which inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, quorum-sensing and reduces the formation of biofilm. Accumulating effectively in cells, particularly phagocytes, it is delivered in high concentrations to sites of infection, as reflected in rapid plasma clearance and extensive tissue distribution. Azithromycin is indicated for respiratory, urogenital, dermal and other bacterial infections, and exerts immunomodulatory effects in chronic inflammatory disorders, including diffuse panbronchiolitis, post-transplant bronchiolitis and rosacea...
August 2014: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Jason C Young
Protein-folding diseases are an ongoing medical challenge. Many diseases within this group are genetically determined, and have no known cure. Among the examples in which the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are well understood are diseases driven by misfolding of transmembrane proteins that normally function as cell-surface ion channels. Wild-type forms are synthesized and integrated into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane system and, upon correct folding, are trafficked by the secretory pathway to the cell surface...
March 2014: Disease Models & Mechanisms
V Balloy, A Deveaux, D Lebeaux, O Tabary, P le Rouzic, J M Ghigo, P F Busson, P Y Boëlle, J Guez Guez, U Hahn, A Clement, M Chignard, H Corvol, M Burnet, L Guillot
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects. Long-term azithromycin therapy in patients with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis has been associated with increased antimicrobial resistance, emergence of hypermutable strains, ototoxicity and cardiac toxicity. The aim of this study was to assess the anti-inflammatory effects of the non-antibiotic azithromycin derivative CSY0073. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We compared the effects of CSY0073 with those of azithromycin in experiments on bacterial cultures, Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm, lung cells and mice challenged intranasally with P...
April 2014: British Journal of Pharmacology
Edina M K da Silva, Maria Wany Louzada Strufaldi, Régis B Andriolo, Laercio A Silva
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidosis II, also known as Hunter syndrome, is a rare, X-linked disease caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme iduronate-2-sulfatase, which catalyses a step in the catabolism of glycosaminoglycans. The glycosaminoglycans accumulate within tissues affecting multiple organs and physiologic systems. The clinical manifestations include neurologic involvement, severe airways obstruction, skeletal deformities and cardiomyopathy. The disease has a variable age of onset and variable rate of progression...
2014: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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