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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717111/usefulness-of-cardiotoxicity-assessment-using-calcium-transient-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Hitoshi Watanabe, Yayoi Honda, Jiro Deguchi, Toru Yamada, Kiyoko Bando
Monitoring dramatic changes in intracellular calcium ion levels during cardiac contraction and relaxation, known as calcium transient, in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) would be an attractive strategy for assessing compounds on cardiac contractility. In addition, as arrhythmogenic compounds are known to induce characteristic waveform changes in hiPSC-CMs, it is expected that calcium transient would allow evaluation of not only compound-induced effects on cardiac contractility, but also compound arrhythmogenic potential...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716039/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Omar Bouamra, Vasudev Pai, Philip Curry, Steven Tsui, Stephen Clark, Stephen Westaby, Nawwar Al-Attar, Vipin Zamvar
BACKGROUND: Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) refractory to inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) occurs rarely but is almost universally fatal without mechanical circulatory support. In this systematic review and meta-analysis we looked at the evidence behind the use of veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) in refractory PCCS from a patient survival rate and determinants of outcome viewpoint. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in January 2017 using PubMed (with no defined time period) using the keywords "postcardiotomy", "cardiogenic shock", "extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" and "cardiac surgery"...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710785/effect-of-thyroid-hormone-on-cardiac-function-following-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-in-piglets
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T K Susheel Kumar, Craig Mathis, Shyam Sathanandam, David Zurakowski, Saradha Subramanian, Jerry Allen, Michael Solimine, Lindsay Berrios, Scott Jackson, Mark Landers, Ryan Sullivan, Stacey Barnett, Mark Rayburn, Christopher Loftis, Lauren Price, James B Tansey, Deepthi Hoskoppal, Christopher Knott-Craig
Studies in adult HT have demonstrated improved cardiac function in the recipient following administration of T3 to the donor. The purpose of this experiment was to assess the effects of T3 on the function of the immature donor heart following HT in a piglet model. A total of 32 piglets were divided into 16 donors and 16 recipients. Following creation of brain death, half of the donor piglets were randomized to receive three doses of T3 (0.2 μg/kg) along with hydrocortisone (1 mg/kg). The donor hearts were then transplanted into the recipient piglets on CPB...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706411/toxic-shock-syndrome-within-24-h-of-an-office-hysteroscopy
#4
Nanak Bhagat, Akilandeshwari Karthikeyan, Sanjaya Kalkur
Office hysteroscopy is now a common procedure performed to look at the endometrial cavity and is relatively free of serious complications. A 68-year-old lady, previously fit and well, presented with abdominal pain, rigors, sweats, and vomiting within 24 h of an outpatient hysteroscopy for postmenopausal bleeding. She was diagnosed with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) due to Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. She was managed in the Intensive Care Unit, with inotropic and antibiotic support. She recovered eventually and was discharged home with oral antibiotics...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704809/istaroxime-inhibits-motility-and-down-regulates-orai1-expression-soce-and-fak-phosphorylation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Matias Julian Stagno, Nefeli Zacharopoulou, Jonas Bochem, Anna Tsapara, Lisann Pelzl, Tamer Al-Maghout, Galatea Kallergi, Saad Alkahtani, Konstantinos Alevizopoulos, Konstantinos Dimas, Theodora Calogeropoulou, Steven W Warmann, Florian Lang, Evi Schmid, Christos Stournaras
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Istaroxime is a validated inotropic Na+/K+ ATPase inhibitor currently in development for the treatment of various cardiac conditions. Recent findings established that this steroidal drug exhibits potent apoptotic responses in prostate tumors in vitro and in vivo, by affecting key signaling orchestrating proliferation and apoptosis, such as c-Myc and caspase 3, Rho GTPases and actin cytoskeleton dynamics. In the present study we examined whether istaroxime is affecting cell motility and analyzed the underlying mechanism in prostate tumor cells...
July 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701839/a-study-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-and-acute-peritoneal-dialysis-in-hemodynamic-unstable-patients
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Ajay Jaryal, Sanjay Vikrant
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the following study was to assess the outcome of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and acute peritoneal dialysis (PD) in dialysis-requiring renal failure in patients with hemodynamic instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all the patients who received CRRT and acute PD over a period of 1 year at our institute, a tertiary care center, was done for diagnosis, type of renal replacement therapy (RRT), and survival outcome...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701597/randomized-comparative-study-of-intravenous-infusion-of-three-different-fixed-doses-of-milrinone-in-pediatric-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension-undergoing-open-heart-surgery
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Neeraj Kumar Barnwal, Sanjeeta Rajendra Umbarkar, Manjula Sudeep Sarkar, Raylene J Dias
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease is a common problem in pediatric patients presenting for open heart surgery. Milrinone has been shown to reduce pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary artery pressure in pediatric patients and neonates postcardiac surgery. We aimed to evaluate the postoperative outcome in such patients with three different fixed maintenance doses of milrinone. METHODOLOGY: Patients were randomized into three groups...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701592/risk-factors-of-postcardiotomy-ventricular-dysfunction-in-moderate-to-high-risk-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery
#8
Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Gabriel Verdon, John Diaper, Tiziano Cassina, Marc Licker
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular dysfunction requiring inotropic support frequently occurs after cardiac surgery, and the associated low cardiac output syndrome largely contributes to postoperative death. We aimed to study the incidence and potential risk factors of postcardiotomy ventricular dysfunction (PCVD) in moderate-to-high risk patients scheduled for open-heart surgery. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, we prospectively enrolled 295 consecutive patients undergoing valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis or coronary artery bypass surgery who presented with Bernstein-Parsonnet scores >7...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697992/pde3-inhibition-by-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-induced-cgmp-enhances-camp-mediated-signaling-in-both-non-failing-and-failing-hearts
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Silja Meier, Kjetil Wessel Andressen, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Ivar Sjaastad, Karina Hougen, Tor Skomedal, Jan-Bjørn Osnes, Eirik Qvigstad, Finn Olav Levy, Lise Román Moltzau
We have previously shown that the natriuretic peptide receptor B (NPR-B) agonist C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) enhances cyclic adenosine 3´,5´-monophosphate (cAMP)-mediated signaling in failing hearts, through cyclic guanosine 3´,5´-monophosphate (cGMP)-mediated phosphodiesterase (PDE) 3 inhibition. As several signaling pathways are importantly changed in failing hearts, it could not be taken for granted that this crosstalk would be the same in non-failing hearts. Thus, we wanted to clarify to which extent this effect of CNP occurred also in non-failing hearts...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697170/critically-ill-children-with-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-a-case-series-of-14-patients
#10
Esther Huimin Leow, Shui Yen Soh, Ah Moy Tan, Yee Hui Mok, Mei Yoke Chan, Jan Hau Lee
Children with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) are at an increased risk of critical illness. In this study, we described the clinical characteristics of critically ill children with HLH and identify factors associated with poor clinical outcomes. Children who were diagnosed with HLH with emergent admission to Children's Intensive Care Unit (CICU) between January 1, 2000 and October 31, 2015 were included. The primary outcome was CICU mortality. Over the 15-year period, there were 14 critically ill patients with HLH with 23 CICU admissions...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692337/a-multidisciplinary-perioperative-strategy-for-attaining-more-physiologic-cardiac-surgery
#11
Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Helena Argiriadou
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is, by definition, a "non-physiologic" intervention associated with systemic adverse effects. Despite advances in surgical technique, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) technology as well as anaesthesia management and patient care, there is still significant morbidity and subsequent mortality. AIM: We consider that the contemporary demand for further improving patient outcome mandates the upgrade from optimal perfusion during the procedure as the gold standard to the concept of a "more physiologic" cardiac surgery...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689804/efficacy-and-safety-of-levosimendan-in-patients-with-acute-right-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Jiayong Qiu, Lei Jia, Yingying Hao, Shenshen Huang, Yaqing Ma, Xiaofang Li, Min Wang, Yimin Mao
AIMS: Right heart failure (RHF), which is caused by a variety of heart and lung diseases, has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Levosimendan is a cardiac inotropic drug and vasodilator. The effect of levosimendan on RHF remains unclear. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with acute RHF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify studies reporting the efficacy and safety of levosimendan for the treatment of RHF...
July 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689254/desensitization-of-the-human-5-ht4-receptor-in-isolated-atria-of-transgenic-mice
#13
Ulrich Gergs, Julia Fritsche, Stephanie Fabian, Josepha Christ, Joachim Neumann
In the human cardiovascular system, serotonin (5-HT) exerts positive inotropic and chronotropic effects mediated by 5-HT4 receptors. Moreover, 5-HT4 receptor stimulation can cause arrhythmias in the human heart. Response to 5-HT can fade due to desensitization of the receptor system and/or activation of phosphodiesterases. In this study, we investigated a potential desensitization of the human 5-HT4(a) receptor expressed in the mouse heart. Therefore, we have used atrial preparations of transgenic (TG) mice with cardiac myocyte-specific overexpression of the human 5-HT4(a) receptor and their non-transgenic littermates (WT)...
July 8, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686108/the-role-of-human-urotensin-ii-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#14
Saman Jumaah, Abuzer Çelekli, Murat Sucu
OBJECTIVE: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic condition with the hallmark feature of left ventricular hypertrophy. Human Urotensin-II (hUT-II) is regarded as a cardiovascular autacoid/hormone, and it has cardiac inotropic and hypertrophic properties. Aims of this study were to elucidate the clinical significance of serum hUT-II levels as a potential new biomarker in patients with HCM. METHODS: This study included 40 HCM patients (60% males and 40% females) and were compared to 30 healthy control subjects (47% males and 53% females...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677877/a-phase-2a-dose-escalation-study-of-the-safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-haemodynamic-effects-of-bms-986231-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Cristina Tita, Edward M Gilbert, Adrian B Van Bakel, Jacek Grzybowski, Garrie J Haas, Mohammad Jarrah, Stephanie H Dunlap, Stephen S Gottlieb, Marc Klapholz, Parag C Patel, Roman Pfister, Tim Seidler, Keyur B Shah, Tomasz Zieliński, Robert P Venuti, Douglas Cowart, Shi Yin Foo, Alexander Vishnevsky, Veselin Mitrovic
AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and haemodynamic effects of BMS-986231, a novel second-generation nitroxyl donor with potential inotropic, lusitropic and vasodilatory effects in patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-six patients hospitalized with decompensated HFrEF were enrolled into four sequential dose-escalation cohorts in this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2a study...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666601/impact-of-a-cardiac-intensivist-on-mortality-in-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
#16
Soo Jin Na, Taek Kyu Park, Ga Yeon Lee, Yang Hyun Cho, Chi Ryang Chung, Kyeongman Jeon, Gee Young Suh, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee C Carriere, Young Bin Song, Jin-Oh Choi, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Jeong Hoon Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the association between high-intensity staffing by a dedicated cardiac intensivist and clinical outcomes in CS. METHODS: We enrolled 2923 consecutive patients admitted to a cardiac care unit (CCU) from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. In January 2013, the CCU changed from a low-intensity to high-intensity staffing unit managed by a dedicated cardiac intensivist. Patients were eligible if they required inotropes or vasopressors to maintain a systolic blood pressure>90mmHg, and had serum lactate≥2...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665499/restoration-of-pharyngeal-dilator-muscle-force-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-mice-following-co-treatment-with-neutralising-il-6-receptor-antibodies-and-urocortin-2
#17
David P Burns, Jane Rowland, Leonie Canavan, Kevin H Murphy, Molly Brannock, Dervla O'Malley, Ken D O'Halloran, Deirdre Edge
The mdx mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) shows evidence of impaired pharyngeal dilator muscle function. We hypothesised that inflammatory and stress-related factors are implicated in airway dilator muscle dysfunction. Six week old mdx (n = 26) and wild-type (WT; n = 26) mice received either saline (0.9% w v(-1) ) or a co-administration of neutralising IL-6 receptor antibodies (xIL-6R; 0.2 mg kg(-1) ) and corticotrophin releasing factor receptor 2 agonist (Urocortin 2; 30 μg kg(-1) ) over 2 weeks...
June 30, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665033/resveratrol-and-polydatin-as-modulators-of-ca-2-mobilization-in-the-cardiovascular-system
#18
REVIEW
Wenjuan Liu, Peiya Chen, Jianxin Deng, Jingzhang Lv, Jie Liu
In the cardiovascular system, Ca(2+) controls cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and vascular contraction and dilation. Disturbances in intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis induce malfunctions of the cardiovascular system, including cardiac pump dysfunction, arrhythmia, remodeling, and apoptosis, as well as hypertension and impairment of vascular reactivity. Therefore, developing drugs and strategies manipulating Ca(2+) handling are highly valued in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Resveratrol (Res) and polydatin (PD), a Res glucoside, have been well established to have beneficial effects on improving cardiovascular function...
June 30, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658197/hydrocortisone-therapy-in-catecholamine-resistant-pediatric-septic-shock-a-pragmatic-analysis-of-clinician-practice-and-association-with-outcomes
#19
Blake Nichols, Sherri Kubis, Jennifer Hewlett, Nadir Yehya, Vijay Srinivasan
OBJECTIVES: The 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign pediatric guidelines recommend stress dose hydrocortisone in children experiencing catecholamine-dependent septic shock with suspected or proven absolute adrenal insufficiency. We evaluated whether stress dose hydrocortisone therapy in children with catecholamine dependent septic shock correlated with random serum total cortisol levels and was associated with improved outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Non-cardiac PICU...
June 27, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658134/treprostinil-for-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-with-early-onset-sepsis-in-preterm-infant-2-case-reports
#20
Bo Young Park, Sung-Hoon Chung
RATIONALE: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a syndrome of failed circulatory adaptation at birth with persisting increased pulmonary vascular resistance that is associated with high mortality rates especially in preterm infants. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported 2 cases of PPHN in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome and early onset sepsis refractory to therapy with vasopressors, inotropes, and inhaled nitric oxide (iNO), in whom treatment with treprostinil was successful...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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