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Ruth María Sánchez Soriano, Carlos Israel Chamorro Fernández, Juan Miguel Ruiz Nodar, Antonio Javier Chamorro Fernández, Guillermo Grau Jornet, Julio Nuñez Villota
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dronedarone and flecainide are the first pharmacological choice to reduce recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, there are no studies comparing them. A study was performed to compare the efficacy in terms of recurrence of AF and safety of both drugs. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted that included 123 consecutive patients treated with flecainide or dronedarone due to paroxysmal AF (76.4%) or persistent AF (23...
August 30, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Monica Baciu, Audrey Acher, Louise Kauffmann, Emilie Cousin, Claire Boilley, Thomas Hueber, Pierre Badin, Pascal Perrier, Diandra Fabre, Assia Jaillard, Olivier Detante, Dominique Perennou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of Visual Feedback (VF) on language recovery and plasticity in three chronic non-fluent aphasic patients. VF is based on language-action interaction, thus, language skills are improved by rehabilitation strategies based on execution and observation of motor actions. VF is an ultrasound system coupled with video images, allowing patients to 'see their own lips and tongue at work' during speech and improve their awareness of their lingual and labial movements and their ability to coordinate and combine phonemes and syllables...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Henrica N A M van Breugel, Orlando Parise, Fred H M Nieman, Ryan E Accord, Fabiana Lucà, Pieter Lozekoot, Narendra Kumar, Ghislaine A P G van Mastrigt, Jan F M A Nijs, Ries Vrakking, Jos G Maessen, Mark La Meir, Sandro Gelsomino
BACKGROUND: We investigated the impact and the predictive value of sinus rhythm at 12 months (SR12) on subscales of three different HrQoL questionnaires: SF-36., EuroQoL and MFI 20. METHODS: Data of 125 cardiac surgery patients with pre-operative AF from our previous randomized trial were used. Based on their rhythm outcome patients were divided in two groups: SR12 or AF at 12 months follow up (non-SR12). All questionnaires were self-administered pre-operatively and at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after surgery...
May 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
A N Serkov, K B Lebedeva-Georgievskaia, V I Maĭorov
The results of the present study show the augmentation of hippocampal-cortical coherence and phase synchronization in theta-frequency and wider (1-15 Hz) low frequency range, during the time-period of LTP of monosynaptic prefrontal cortex focal potentials. The augmentation was detectable only in that activity segments with low to near-zero hippocampal theta frequency power. No definite changes in amplitude correlation of theta-rhytm envelops has been established.
September 2014: Zhurnal Vyssheĭ Nervnoĭ Deiatelnosti Imeni I P Pavlova
Jakub Parak, Ilkka Korhonen
Wearable monitoring of heart rate (HR) during physical activity and exercising allows real time control of exercise intensity and training effect. Recently, technologies based on pulse plethysmography (PPG) have become available for personal health management for consumers. However, the accuracy of these monitors is poorly known which limits their application. In this study, we evaluated accuracy of two PPG based (wrist i.e. Mio Alpha vs forearm i.e. Schosche Rhythm) commercially available HR monitors during exercise...
2014: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Mia Son, Juhon Sung, Myunggul Yum, Jung Ok Kong, Hye Un Lee, In A Kim, Jung Yeon Kim
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to compare the circadian patterns of heart rate variability assessed by 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic (ECG) recordings during day shift and night shift among the workers in the 5 days-concecutive- 12-hour shift in an automobile factory in Korea. METHODS: The study population consisted 300 workers, who were randomly selected among the 8700 total workers in one car factory. To analyse circadian variation, the 24-hour ECG recordings (Marquette) were measured during day shift (08: 00-20: 00 h) and night shift (20: 00-08: 00 h)...
May 2004: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
Hasan Demir, Arzu Denizbasi, Ozge Onur
Background. The "grayanotoxin (mad honey)" poisoning is not known commonly, there are some case series and case reports in the medical literature about it, especially in Turkey. The aim of this study was to describe the presentation of 21 natural honey intoxication cases and to review the literature. Material and Method. This study is retrospective analysis of twenty one patients who were admitted to the emergency department due to honey poisoning. Results. Median age of 21 patients was 55. The mean length of delay after consumption is 3...
2011: ISRN Toxicology
Najam Ud Din, Mohammad Arif, Timothy Ford
SESSION TYPE: Cardiovascular Student/Resident Case Report Posters IPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Cardiac involvement is seen in 5% of patients with sarcoidosis [1] and is found in 20-30 percent cases of sarcoidosis at autopsy [2]. In some cases the initial presentation of sarcoidosis may be cardiac arrest.CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient was a 54 years old Caucasian woman who presented with sudden cardiac death. The patient was revived with ACLS protocol and was air-transported to our hospital from a community hospital to which she was initially admitted...
October 1, 2012: Chest
Jose B García-Bengochea, Angel L Fernández, Daniel Sánchez Calvelo, Julian Alvarez Escudero, Francisco Gude, José R González Juanatey
BACKGROUND: To evaluate, with different pacing modes, acute changes in left ventricular systolic function, obtained by continuous cardiac output thermodilution in various subsets of patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Increments of mean arterial pressure and cardiac output were considered the end point. METHODS: Fifty cases electively submitted to cardiac surgery were analyzed. Isolated valve surgery 62%, coronary revascularization 30% and 8% mixed disease...
2012: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
T K Kruchina, E S Vasichkina, D F Egorov, B A Tatarskiĭ
Results of long term clinic-electrophysiological follow-up of a large group of children with Wolf-Parkinson-White (WPW) phenomenon are present. From 1993 to 2011 we examined 176 children - 117 boys (66,5%) and 59 girls (33,5%) - with manifesting type of WPW. Age at first examination was 12.5+/-3.2 ( 0.1 18 ). In 66.5% of children WPW phenomenon was present in the age from 10 to 18 . Hundred fifty nine children (104 [65.4%] boys and 55 [34.6%] girls) were followed up for 0.5-17 years (mean 7.4+/-4.5 years). During follow-up spontaneous attacs of atrioventricular reciprocal tachycardia appeared in 13 children (8...
2012: Kardiologiia
Nico De Paola, Santina Ermito, Antonella Nahom, Angela Dinatale, Elisa Maria Pappalardo, Sabina Carrara, Alessandro Cavaliere, Cristiana Brizzi
OBJECTIVE: Left isomerism, also called polysplenia, is a laterality disturbance associated with with paired leftsidedness viscera and multiple small spleens. Left isomerism, heart congenital abnormalities and gastrointestinal malformation are strongly associated. METHODS: We present a case of prenatal diagnosis of left isomerism in a fetus with a structurally normal heart. CONCLUSION: Left isomerism syndrone may coesist with a structurally normal heart...
July 2009: Journal of Prenatal Medicine
Janos Kálmán, Sára Kálmán
Chronobiological problems are always present as aetiological or pathoplastic conditions almost in all psychiatric disorders and considered as the greatest contributors to the mood and sleep disorders associated problems. The present review summarise the recent advances in the chronobiology research from the point of the clinician with particular emphasis on the psychobiology and pharmacotherapy of the depression. Human behaviour builds up from different length of circadian, ultradian and seasonal rhytms, strictly controlled by a hierarchical organisation of sub-cellullar, cellular, neuro-humoral and neuro-immunological clock systems...
June 2009: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
I H Kushnir, H I Kokoshchuk
In experiments on the white rats it was established that the citalopram in dose 5 mg/kg significantly affects the circadian rhytms of excretory function of kidneys, especially at night. We conclude that serotonin, which content is increased by citalopram, may serve as a neurotransmitter in circadian rhytms regulation.
2009: Fiziolohichnyĭ Zhurnal
Beata Wozakowska-Kapłon, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Assessment of endocrine profile in patients with cardiovascular diseases has become increasingly important during the last decade. Plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels have been used as a marker of left ventricular dysfunction. However, the role of BNP in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and normal left ventricular function has not yet been determined. AIM: To examine changes in the secretion of natriuretic peptides (atrial natriuretic peptide - ANP and BNP) during exercise in patients with persistent or permanent AF...
March 2009: Kardiologia Polska
V Lafay, M Diarra, S Coulibaly, S Coulibaly, D Desplats
In view of the rising prevalence of arterial hypertension and its complications throughout sub-Saharan Africa including in rural areas, the Association of the Rural Doctors of Mali asked its NGO partner, Sant6 Sud, for assistance in setting up a medical network dedicated to hypertension. This report describes the implementation of the Mali Hypertension Network (French acronym, RHYTM) that involved three stages, i.e., physician training, development of appropriate protocols and field trials. The physician training stage was carried out over a one-week period and covered all the aspects of hypertension...
October 2006: Médecine Tropicale: Revue du Corps de Santé Colonial
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October 12, 1962: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Gregory F Oxenkrug, Pura J Requintina
What is the effect of melatonin on jet lag syndrome? Jet lag desynchronizes the internal sleep-wakefulness cycle with the environmental light/dark cycle. Advance (but not delay) of light onset is known to abolish pineal N-acetyltransferase activity and urine excretion of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin. Measurements of pineal serotonin, the substrate of melatonin biosynthesis; N-acetylserotonin (NAS), the immediate melatonin precursor; and melatonin (high-performance liquid chromatography-fluorimetric method) in the animal (rat) model of jet lag revealed that prolonged delay of dark-phase onset disrupted the rhytms in comparable ways as the advance of light-phase onset...
February 2003: CNS Spectrums
M Namihira, S Honma, H Abe, Y Tanahashi, M Ikeda, K Honma
Circadian expression and light-responsiveness of the mammalian clock genes, Clock and BMAL1, in the rat retina were examined by in situ hydbribization under constant darkness. A small but significant daily variation was detected in the Clock transcript level, but not in BMAL1. Light increased the Clock and BMAL1 expressions significantly when examined 60 min after exposure. The light-induced gene expression was phase-dependent for Clock and peaked at ZT2, while rather constant throughout the day for BMAL1. These findings suggest that Clock and BMAL1 play different roles in the generation of circadian rhytm in the retina from those in the suprachiasmatic nucleus...
August 13, 1999: Neuroscience Letters
F Boesen, E B Andersen, E K Jensen, S D Ladefoged
3 cases of carbamazepine (CBZ)-induced Stokes-Adams attacks caused by intermittent total atrioventricular block, sino-atrial block with junctional escapade-rhytm and intermittent asystolia are reported. After cessation of CBZ treatment, the cardiac conduction disturbances disappeared. In 2 of the patients, the diagnosis was confirmed by resumption of treatment with CBZ after insertion of a demand pacemaker. If syncopes or changes in seizure-type occur in patients treated with CBZ, evaluation of cardiac conduction is recommended...
July 1983: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
L Rensing
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March 1971: Endocrinologia Experimentalis
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