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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432576/clinical-benefit-of-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-the-avoidance-of-pneumonectomy-assessment-in-12-consecutive-centrally-located-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
#1
Keizo Misumi, Hiroaki Harada, Norifumi Tsubokawa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Kotaro Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Miyata, Yoshinori Yamashita, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: Considering that pneumonectomy itself is a disease, avoidance of pneumonectomy needs to be deliberated. Herein, we evaluated the role of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for avoidance of pneumonectomy in patients with centrally located locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: Patients who underwent neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy after being judged to require pneumonectomy by cancer board between 1997 and 2011 were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: Twelve patients, including 10 males and 2 females with median age 63...
April 21, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431936/galectin-3-mediates-the-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-induced-right-ventricular-remodeling-through-interacting-with-nadph-oxidase-4
#2
Jingni He, Xiaohui Li, Hui Luo, Tangzhiming Li, Lin Zhao, Qiangqiang Qi, Yuwei Liu, Zaixin Yu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disorder that affects both pulmonary vasculature and the heart. The response of the right ventricle (RV) to the increased afterload is an important determinant of the PAH final outcome. Galectin-3 (Gal-3), a novel biomarker in left cardiac remodeling, takes part in multiple pathophysiological processes including the inflammation, fibrosis, immunity, and oxidative stress. The levels of Gal-3 are elevated in PAH patients, although the exact mechanisms underlie the PAH-induced right ventricular structural changes remain unclear...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431865/statin-use-and-other-factors-associated-with-mortality-after-major-lower-extremity-amputation
#3
Charles DeCarlo, Larry Scher, Saadat Shariff, John Phair, Evan Lipsitz, Karan Garg
OBJECTIVE: Above-knee amputations (AKAs) and below-knee amputations (BKAs) are associated with high postoperative mortality rates. In this study, we examined factors associated with 30-day, 90-day, and 1-year mortality in patients who underwent a major lower extremity amputation. METHODS: We queried a prospectively collected institutional database for all patients who underwent AKA or BKA with primary or secondary closure, during a 5-year period, between November 2009 and November 2014...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431732/retrograde-pulmonary-embolectomy-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism-a-simplified-technique
#4
Syed T Hussain, John R Bartholomew, Marzia Leacche, Michael Zhen-Yu Tong
Surgical embolectomy in acute pulmonary embolism is usually reserved for patients with massive pulmonary embolism presenting with cardiogenic shock, or for whom thrombolysis is absolutely contraindicated or has failed. Incomplete removal of thrombotic material lodged in the distal pulmonary arterial bed is considered an important cause of persistent pulmonary hypertension. Retrograde pulmonary embolectomy is an adjunct to conventional pulmonary embolectomy, resulting in more complete embolectomy, specifically of material lodged in the distal pulmonary arterial bed...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431731/pericardial-conduit-for-pulmonary-artery-reconstruction-by-surgical-stapling
#5
Noriyuki Matsutani, Eiichi Kanai, Ryutaro Hanawa, Yusuke Takahashi, Hirofumi Uehara, Hisae Iinuma, Masafumi Kawamura
Pulmonary artery reconstruction in lung cancer surgery is an effective surgical method to avoid pneumonectomy that leads to longer survival times with few adverse effects. The pericardium is often used for the interposition of a prosthetic conduit. A pericardial conduit can be easily and precisely constructed by surgical stapling, which facilitates pulmonary artery reconstruction. In this report, the process and pitfalls of surgical stapling are described.
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431421/sevoflurane-posttreatment-attenuates-lung-injury-induced-by-oleic-acid-in-dogs
#6
Guizhi Du, Shurong Wang, Zhuo Li, Jin Liu
BACKGROUND: In animal models, both sevoflurane and propofol protect against acute lung injury (ALI), especially when administered prior to ALI onset. We hypothesized that when compared to propofol, sevoflurane administration after the onset of acute respiratory distress syndrome would mitigate oleic acid (OA)-induced ALI in dogs. METHODS: Dogs were randomly assigned to receive intravenous OA to induce ALI (n = 7 for each OA group) or saline as an OA control (n = 6 for each control)...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431186/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-avoiding-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-postoperative-patients
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REVIEW
Daniela R Junqueira, Liliane M Zorzela, Edson Perini
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction presenting as a prothrombotic disorder related to antibody-mediated platelet activation. It is a paradoxical immune reaction resulting in thrombin generation in vivo, which leads to a hypercoagulable state and the potential to initiate venous or arterial thrombosis. A number of factors are thought to influence the incidence of HIT including the type and preparation of heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) and the heparin-exposed patient population, with the postoperative patient population at higher risk...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430879/role-of-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pten-in-hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction
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Adrienn Krauszman, Tak Mak, Katalin Szaszi, Wolfgang M Kuebler
AIMS: Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) redistributes blood flow from poorly ventilated to better aerated areas in the lung, thereby optimizing ventilation-perfusion ratio (V/Q). Pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell (PASMC) contraction in response to hypoxia is triggered by Ca2+ influx via transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) cation channels that have translocated to caveolae in the plasma membrane. Since phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was suggested to regulate TRPC6 in endothelial cells, we aimed to define its role in the hypoxic response of PASMCs and as a putative mediator of HPV...
April 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430738/three-dimensional-fractal-analysis-of-99mtc-maa-spect-images-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-for-evaluation-of-response-to-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-association-with-pulmonary-arterial-pressure
#9
Yasuhiro Maruoka, Michinobu Nagao, Shingo Baba, Takuro Isoda, Yoshiyuki Kitamura, Yuzo Yamazaki, Koichiro Abe, Masayuki Sasaki, Kohtaro Abe, Hiroshi Honda
OBJECTIVE: Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is used for inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but its effect cannot be evaluated noninvasively. We devised a noninvasive quantitative index of response to BPA using three-dimensional fractal analysis (3D-FA) of technetium-99m-macroaggregated albumin (Tc-MAA) single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty CTEPH patients who underwent pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) measurement by right heart catheterization before and after BPA were studied...
April 20, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430622/serious-adverse-events-of-cell-therapy-for-respiratory-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Runzhen Zhao, Zhenlei Su, Jing Wu, Hong-Long Ji
BACKGROUND: Cell therapy holds the most promising for acute and chronic deleterious respiratory diseases. However, the safety and tolerance for lung disorders are controversy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analyses of all 23 clinical studies of cell therapy. The outcomes were odds ratio (OR), risk difference (RD), Peto OR, relative risk, and mean difference of serious adverse events. RESULTS: 342 systemic infusions and 57 bronchial instillations (204 recipients) of cells were analyzed for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary arterial hypertension, silicosis, sarcoidosis, extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430391/analysis-of-pulmonary-embolus-size-at-the-time-of-recurrence-compared-with-presentation-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
#11
W Thomas, O Firth, M Besser, M Beveridge, T Baglin
BACKGROUND: the size of recurrent pulmonary embolus (PE) in relation to a prior event could be a factor in deciding whether to continue anticoagulation. There is no published data on this subject to help with counselling patients. OBJECTIVES: to determine whether size of a first PE predicts the size at recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients over 25 months, at a single tertiary centre, with recurrent PE...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429692/pulmonary-artery-and-right-ventricle-function-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Çetin Geçmen, Gamze Babür Güler, Suzan Hatipoğlu, Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Murat Çap, Servet İzci, Çağatay Önal, Emrah Erdoğan, Aykun Hakgör, Özkan Candan, Arzu Kalaycı, Tuba Unkun, İbrahim Akın İzgi
OBJECTIVE: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a complex developmental anomaly caused by abnormal aortic leaflet formation during valvulogenesis. The present study is an assessment of the effects of BAV disease on the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery (PA), and an evaluation of the consequences for systolic and diastolic functioning of the left and right ventricles. METHODS: Total of 66 patients were eligible for inclusion. Pulmonary artery maximum diameter (PAD) was obtained 1 cm distal to the pulmonary annulus...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429083/intravenous-treprostinil-infusion-via-a-fully-implantable-pump-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ralf Ewert, Manuel J Richter, Regina Steringer-Mascherbauer, Ekkehard Grünig, Tobias J Lange, Christian F Opitz, Christian Warnke, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
OBJECTIVES: Parenteral prostanoids infused via external pumps are well-established pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatments. However, local side-effects and systemic infections restrict their use. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of a fully implantable treprostinil infusion pump (LENUS Pro(®)) in patients with PAH. METHODS: Thirty patients with PAH undergoing pump implantation (with stable PAH therapy for ≥3 weeks pre-implantation) were included in this prospective, multicenter, observational study (NCT01979822)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428963/quercetin-inhibits-pulmonary-arterial-endothelial-cell-transdifferentiation-possibly-by-akt-and-erk1-2-pathways
#14
Shian Huang, Xiulong Zhu, Wenjun Huang, Yuan He, Lingpin Pang, Xiaozhong Lan, Xiaorong Shui, Yanfang Chen, Can Chen, Wei Lei
This study aimed to investigate the effects and mechanisms of quercetin on pulmonary arterial endothelial cell (PAEC) transdifferentiation into smooth muscle-like cells. TGF-β1-induced PAEC transdifferentiation models were applied to evaluate the pharmacological actions of quercetin. PAEC proliferation was detected with CCK8 method and BurdU immunocytochemistry. Meanwhile, the identification and transdifferentiation of PAECs were determined by FVIII immunofluorescence staining and α-SMA protein expression...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428470/effects-of-valsalva-maneuver-by-different-breath-holding-techniques-to-detect-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-a-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-examination
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Chiaki Suzuki, Kenji Fujisaki, Yuusuke Atsumi, Miki Takemura, Kouichi Mizuno, Takeki Nagamine, Tomoyasu Amano, Hideo Yamamoto, Mamoru Takahashi
The purpose of this study is to measure the hemodynamics on the effect of Valsalva maneuver aiming at pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) using 2-dimensional (2D) phase contrast imaging of magnetic resonance image (MRI), Philips Ingenia 3.0-tesla (T). The maximal inspiration reduced the blood flow rate in various degrees at all measurement positions, superior vena cava (SVC), inferior vena cava (IVC), pulmonary artery (PA), ascending aorta (AA), and descending aorta (DA). This result suggests that the contrast effect in the PA might become weak during general PA phase to give a substantial influence of Valsalva maneuver in the condition after maximum inspiration...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427867/outcomes-from-anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-repair-long-term-complications-in-relation-to-residual-myocardial-abnormalities
#16
Miki Kanoh, Kei Inai, Tokuko Shinohara, Hirofumi Tomimatsu, Toshio Nakanishi
BACKGROUND: Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary artery irregularity. This study aimed to clarify the long-term postoperative outcomes in ALCAPA patients, and to compare the infantile and adult types. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data from 33 patients with ALCAPA who underwent surgical repairs after 1980. The patients were grouped based on whether presentation occurred before (infantile type: n=14) or after (adult type: n=19) 1 year of age...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427554/clinical-and-hemodynamic-improvements-after-adding-ambrisentan-to-background-pde5i-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exhibiting-a-suboptimal-therapeutic-response-athena-1
#17
Shelley Shapiro, Fernando Torres, Jeremy Feldman, Anne Keogh, Martine Allard, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, James Tislow, Ronald J Oudiz
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition which may lead to right ventricular failure and premature death. While recent data supports the initial combination of ambrisentan (a selective ERA) and tadalafil (a PDE5i) in functional class II or III patients, there is no published data describing the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan when added to patients currently receiving a PDE5i and exhibiting a suboptimal response. The ATHENA-1 study describes the safety and efficacy of the addition of ambrisentan in this patient population...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427470/pulmonary-hypertension-in-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-prevalence-severity-and-the-role-of-carbon-monoxide-diffusion-capacity-as-a-screening-method
#18
Carolina S G Freitas, Bruno G Baldi, Carlos Jardim, Mariana S Araujo, Juliana Barbosa Sobral, Gláucia I Heiden, Ronaldo A Kairalla, Rogério Souza, Carlos R R Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is included within group 5 of the current PH classification (unclear multifactorial mechanisms). However, data regarding the occurrence of PH in LAM are scarce. The aims of the study were to describe the prevalence and characteristics of PH in a large cohort of LAM patients with different levels of severity, and to evaluate the role of echocardiography and carbon monoxide diffusion capacity (DLCO) as screening methods for PH in LAM. METHODS: One hundred five LAM patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
April 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427378/assessment-of-cardiac-function-in-children-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-a-case-control-study-in-cameroon
#19
J Tony Nengom, S Sap Ngo Um, D Chelo, R Mbono Betoko, J Boombhi, F Mouafo Tambo, A Chiabi, S Kingue, P Koki Ndombo
BACKGROUND: High level of androgens found in congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) seems to have a deleterious effect on heart function. We therefore evaluate cardiac function of children with CAH in comparison with a healthy group. METHODS: We carried out a case-control study in the single endocrinology unit of the Mother and Child Center of Chantal Biya's Foundation. Cases were matched for age and genotypic sex to 2 healthy controls. We analyzed the ejection fraction (LVEF), fractional shortening and left ventricular mass; output and cardiac index; E and A waves velocities, E/A ratio and the mitral deceleration time and diameter of the left atrium; tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and pulmonary artery systolic pressure were also measured...
April 20, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426728/pulmonary-vascular-volume-impaired-left-ventricular-filling-and-dyspnea-the-mesa-lung-study
#20
Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joao A C Lima, Steven M Kawut, Alain G Bertoni, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Mohammadali Habibi, Katja Hueper, David R Jacobs, Ravi Kalhan, Erin D Michos, Wendy S Post, Martin R Prince, Benjamin M Smith, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Chia-Ying Liu, Filip Zemrak, Karol E Watson, Matthew Budoff, David A Bluemke, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of impaired left ventricular (LV) filling has focused on intrinsic causes of LV dysfunction; however, pulmonary vascular changes may contribute to reduced LV filling and dyspnea. We hypothesized that lower total pulmonary vascular volume (TPVV) on computed tomography (CT) would be associated with dyspnea and decrements in LV end-diastolic volume, particularly among ever-smokers. METHODS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis recruited adults without clinical cardiovascular disease in 2000-02...
2017: PloS One
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