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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717380/response-of-local-nitric-oxide-release-to-manual-acupuncture-and-electrical-heat-in-humans-effects-of-reinforcement-methods
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Sheng-Xing Ma, Paul C Lee, Thomas L Anderson, Xi-Yan Li, Isabelle Z Jiang
This study was to examine the influences of manual acupuncture (MA) and electrical heat corresponding to reinforcing methods on nitric oxide (NO) release over the skin regions in humans. A device with collecting solution was taped to the skin surface along pericardium (PC) or lung (LU) meridian. Acupuncture needles were gently inserted into PC 4 with reinforcing stimulation (low force/rate) for 20 minutes in the MA group. LU11 on the finger was heated (43-44°C) by electrical heat for 20 minutes. Biocapture was consecutively conducted for two 20-minute intervals during and after each treatment...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713722/using-pericardium-allograft-in-closing-tracheal-fistula-after-removing-tracheotomy-tube
#2
Shahrokh Attarian, Fereidoon Sirati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712577/bacterial-adherence-to-graft-tissues-in-static-and-flow-conditions
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Tiago Rafael Veloso, Jorien Claes, Soetkin Van Kerckhoven, Bartosz Ditkowski, Luis G Hurtado-Aguilar, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Petra Mela, Ramadan Jashari, Marc Gewillig, Marc F Hoylaerts, Bart Meyns, Ruth Heying
BACKGROUND: Various conduits and stent-mounted valves are used as pulmonary valve graft tissues for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction with good hemodynamic results. Valve replacement carries an increased risk of infective endocarditis (IE). Recent observations have increased awareness of the risk of IE after transcatheter implantation of a stent-mounted bovine jugular vein valve. This study focused on the susceptibility of graft tissue surfaces to bacterial adherence as a potential risk factor for subsequent IE...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711822/extended-thymectomy-left-pneumonectomy-pericardiectomy-and-partial-pleurectomy-for-a-large-thymoma-using-only-a-median-sternotomy
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Jorge Cruz, André Sena, Catarina Carvalheiro, Ricardo Ferreira
We present a case of a large thymoma with invasion to the hilum of the lung and pleural dissemination. A 58-year-old woman was diagnosed with a type B2 thymoma, with suspected pericardium, pulmonary artery and left lung invasion and pleural metastasis (Masaoka-Koga stage IVb). A radical resection was planned after systemic chemotherapy. Through a median sternotomy, we resected the tumour, and after confirmation of pericardium and left lung invasion, we also performed resection of the pericardium, of the lung and of the pleural metastasis...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708926/comparison-of-two-porcine-collagen-membranes-combined-with-rhbmp-2-and-rhbmp-9-on-osteoblast-behavior-in-vitro
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Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Benoit Schaler, Yoshinori Shirakata, Toshiaki Nakamura, Kazuyuki Noguchi, Yufeng Zhang, Richard J Miron
PURPOSE: To investigate the bone-inducing properties of two types of collagen membranes in combination with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP)-2 and rhBMP-9 on osteoblast behavior. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Porcine pericardium collagen membranes (PPCM) and porcine dermis-derived collagen membranes (PDCM) were coated with either rhBMP-2 or rhBMP-9. The adsorption and release abilities were first investigated via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay up to 10 days...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705054/radiofrequency-perforation-of-the-pulmonary-valve-an-efficient-low-cost-solution
#6
Stephen C Brown, Bjorn Cools, Derize Boshoff, Ruth Heying, Benedicte Eyskens, Marc Gewillig
Objective The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of using commonly available catheterization laboratory equipment for radiofrequency perforation of the pulmonary valve in patients with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum. Methods The system (off-label use for all items) is made up of a co-axial telescopic arrangement consisting of a 0.014" PT 2 ™ coronary guidewire, for insulation inside a 2.7-F microcatheter which has an inner lumen of 0.021". The microcatheter was passed via a standard 4-F right coronary catheter to just below the atretic pulmonary valve...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700900/nanoparticles-administered-intrapericardially-enhance-payload-myocardial-distribution-and-retention
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Victor Segura-Ibarra, Francisca E Cara, Suhong Wu, David A Iruegas-Nunez, Sufen Wang, Mauro Ferrari, Arturas Ziemys, Miguel Valderrabano, Elvin Blanco
Pharmacological therapies for cardiovascular diseases are limited by short-term pharmacokinetics and extra-cardiac adverse effects. Improving delivery selectivity specifically to the heart, wherein therapeutic drug levels can be maintained over time, is highly desirable. Nanoparticle (NP)-based pericardial drug delivery could provide a strategy to concentrate therapeutics within a unique, cardiac-restricted compartment to allow sustained drug penetration into the myocardium. Our objective was to explore the kinetics of myocardial penetration and retention after pericardial NP drug delivery...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698838/tuberculosis-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-case-series
#8
Manish Anand, Ekta Nayyar, Beatrice Concepcion, Megha Salani, Heidi Schaefer
Solid organ transplant recipients have an elevated risk of tuberculosis (TB) with high mortality. Data about TB in this population in the United States is sparse. We present four cases of active tuberculosis in kidney transplant recipients at our center. All patients had possible TB exposure prior to transplant and all were diagnosed with active TB within the first year of transplant. Disseminated TB was seen in half of the patients with extra-pulmonary TB being more common affecting lymph nodes, pericardium, and the kidney allograft...
June 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698448/-a-case-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-that-developed-fibrous-pericarditis-owing-to-nilotinib-use
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Shogo Miura, Kazuyuki Murase, Akira Sakurada, Kohichi Takada, Satoshi Iyama, Tsutomu Sato, Yasushi Sato, Koji Miyanishi, Masayoshi Kobune, Atsuko Muranaka, Kazutoshi Tachibana, Junji Kato
A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML)in May 2009. He was treated with imatinib and achieved complete cytogenetic response(CCyR)in 2 months. After 4 months of treatment, he developed interstitial pneumonia and became intolerant to imatinib. He was then switched to nilotinib from October of the same year. In June 2013, he was diagnosed with drug-induced pericarditis resulting from nilotinib use, and thus, nilotinib was discontinued. Subsequently, he was followed up without specific treatment for CML...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697621/undiagnosed-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-hiv-infection-who-present-with-severe-anaemia-at-a-district-hospital
#10
Mbulelo Mntonintshi, Don O'Mahony, Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, Kakia A F Namugenyi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of severe anaemia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in South Africa. However, TB can be difficult to diagnose as it may be extra pulmonary and paucibacillary. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate undiagnosed TB in patients with HIV infection and severe anaemia and to identify the optimal investigations for diagnosing TB. SETTING: Mthatha General Hospital, a district hospital...
June 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687077/joint-analysis-of-left-ventricular-expression-and-circulating-plasma-levels-of-omentin-after-myocardial-ischemia
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Louis A Saddic, Sarah M Nicoloro, Olga T Gupta, Michael P Czech, Joshua Gorham, Stanton K Shernan, Christine E Seidman, Jon G Seidman, Sary F Aranki, Simon C Body, Timothy P Fitzgibbons, Jochen D Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Omentin-1, also known as Intelectin-1 (ITLN1), is an adipokine with plasma levels associated with diabetes, obesity, and coronary artery disease. Recent studies suggest that ITLN1 can mitigate myocardial ischemic injury but the expression of ITLN1 in the heart itself has not been well characterized. The purpose of this study is to discern the relationship between the expression pattern of ITLN1 RNA in the human heart and the level of circulating ITLN1 protein in plasma from the same patients following myocardial ischemia...
July 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686356/relaxing-responses-to-hydrogen-peroxide-and-nitric-oxide-in-human-pericardial-resistance-arteries-stimulated-with-endothelin-1
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Thomas M Leurgans, Maria Bloksgaard, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Lars P Riber, Jo G R De Mey
In human pericardial resistance arteries, effects of the endothelium-dependent vasodilator bradykinin are mediated by NO during contraction induced by K(+) or the TxA2 analogue U46619 and by H2 O2 during contraction by endothelin-1 (ET-1), respectively. We tested the hypotheses that ET-1 reduces relaxing effects of NO and increases those of H2 O2 in resistance artery smooth muscle of patients with cardiovascular disease. Arterial segments, dissected from the parietal pericardium of 39 cardiothoracic surgery patients, were studied by myography during amplitude-matched contractions induced by K(+) , the TXA2 analogue U46619 or ET-1...
July 7, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671499/focal-intramural-pericardial-effusion-and-cardiac-tamponade-associated-with-necrotic-adipose-tissue-in-a-dog
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Terence A Krentz, Robert J Schutrumpf, Julie C Zitz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 1-year-old castrated male German Shepherd Dog was examined because of an acute onset of lethargy, tachypnea, and inappetence. CLINICAL FINDINGS On initial physical examination, the dog was tachypneic with muffled heart sounds on thoracic auscultation and a palpable abdominal fluid wave. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed focal intramural pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME The patient underwent emergency therapeutic pericardiocentesis, followed by right lateral intercostal thoracotomy and subtotal pericardiectomy...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665547/effects-of-different-intensity-laser-acupuncture-at-two-adjacent-same-meridian-acupoints-on-nitric-oxide-and-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-releases-in-human
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Wan-Ling Jiang, Hua-Jiang Wei, Zhou-Yi Guo, Yi-Rong Ni, Hong-Qin Yang, Shu-Sen Xie
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to detect the influences of laser acupuncture (LA) at non-acupoint and two adjacent acupoints of pericardium meridian on the releases of nitric oxide (NO) and soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) in 20 healthy subjects. METHODS: Different intensities (12 mW, 24 mW, 48 mW) infrared laser were used for irradiating Jianshi (PC5), Ximen (PC4) acupoints and non-acupoint for 20 min, 40 min, respectively. Semi-circular tubes were taped to the skin surface and filled with NO-scavenging compound for 20 min to capture NO and sGC which were measured using spectrophotometry in a blinded fashion...
June 30, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656619/an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain-an-isolated-huge-cardiac-hydatid-cyst
#15
Begum Uygur, Fethi Emre Ustabasioglu, Huseyin Karakurt, Okan Akinci, Omer Celik
Hydatid disease is a human parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. The most common locations for hydatid cysts are the liver and lungs. Cardiac involvement is rare, and isolated cardiac hydatid cysts are even more unusual. We report the case a 48-year-old female patient with an isolated huge cardiac hydatid cyst involving both the left ventricular free wall and the pericardium, and presenting with atypical chest pain. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652438/a-head-to-head-comparison-between-surgimend%C3%A2-fetal-bovine-acellular-dermal-matrix-and-tutomesh%C3%A2-a-bovine-pericardium-collagen-membrane-in-breast-reconstruction-in-45-cases
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Christian Eichler, Jeria Efremova, Klaus Brunnert, Christian M Kurbacher, Oleg Gluz, Julian Puppe, Mathias Warm
BACKGROUND/AIM: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) has become a widely used option in breast reconstruction. A great deal of literature is available, totaling over 3,200 ADM reconstructions. Head-to-head comparisons between SurgiMend® and Tutomesh® are not yet reported. These are the first comparative clinical data reported on the use of Tutomesh® in breast reconstruction. Postoperative complication rates and costs for these devices were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a 2-year experience with both SurgiMend® - fetal bovine acellular dermal matrix and Tutomesh® - a bovine pericardium collagen membrane in breast reconstruction in 45 cases from 2014-2015...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648432/importance-of-the-heart-borders-as-a-fluoroscopic-clue-for-cardiac-tamponade
#17
Halil Lutfi Kisacik, Sefa Unal, Burak Acar, Hande Cetin, Ozcan Ozeke
Every catheter laboratory is equipped with an X-ray system designed to provide fluoroscopic imaging of the heart. Although cardiac catheters are well visualized in all X-ray imaging, the soft tissue of myocardium is not. Therefore the imaging of the cardiac chambers is indirect through relation to the cardiac silhouette. However, fluoroscopy can be used to detect complications from the invasive procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, such as cardiac tamponade where the excursion of the cardiac silhouette decreases, and visceral and parietal pericardium are seen separated by the blood of accumulation in the pericardial cavity...
May 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643111/thymic-carcinoma-initially-presented-with-geographic-destruction-of-scapula-in-a-child
#18
Won-Jong Bahk, An-Hi Lee, Eun-Deok Chang, Dong-Wook Min, Yong-Koo Kang
As the conventional histopathologic examination of thymic carcinoma (TC) is nonspecific, immunohistochemical studies along with correlative radiographic investigations are needed for its correct diagnosis. TC commonly occurs in the late 5th to early 6th decades of life but is extremely rare in childhood. It may be incidentally detected from chest radiographs taken as routine or for other reasons. However, most patients present with symptoms such as chest pain, cough, shortness of breath, dysphagia and hoarseness, which are directly attributable to the mediastinal mass...
June 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641394/reoperative-analysis-after-mitral-valve-repair-with-glutaraldehyde-treated-autologous-pericardium
#19
Naoto Fukunaga, Ryuzo Sakata, Tadaaki Koyama
OBJECTIVES: We reviewed reoperations following mitral valve repair (MVR) that used glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium for mitral regurgitation (MR) to analyse the durability and risk factors for reoperation. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed 144 patients (mean age 57.9 years) who underwent MVR using glutaraldehyde-treated pericardium from March 1992 to December 2011. A total of 19 reoperations were necessary during the follow-up period (mean 6.9 years)...
June 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638918/-generation-of-tnnt2a-knock-out-zebrafish-via-crispr-cas9-and-phenotypic-analysis
#20
Lian Liu, Ran-Ran Zhang, Qian Yang, Xu Wang, Yong-Hao Gui
Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) serves as a structural protein of myocardial fiber, and participates in heart excitation-contraction coupling process. Here, we generated tnnt2a (cTnT-coding gene) deletion mutant zebrafish via CRISPR/Cas9 technique, and performed phenotypic analysis of the identified tnnt2a mutants. We observed that there was no significant difference between heterozygous mutant and wild type zebrafish, and the homozygous mutants displayed significant malformations in heart, including cardiac arrest, atrium and ventricle enlargement, pericardium effusion, and the individuals usually died before 7 day post fertilization (dpf)...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
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