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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783269/adding-paracetamol-to-ibuprofen-for-the-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-pilot-study
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Ori Hochwald, Gur Mainzer, Liron Borenstein-Levin, Huda Jubran, Gil Dinur, Meirav Zucker, Malka Mor, Asaad Khoury, Amir Kugelman
OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to compare the closure rate of hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) of intravenous ibuprofen + paracetamol (acetaminophen) versus ibuprofen + placebo, in preterm infants of 24 to 316/7 weeks postmenstrual age. STUDY DESIGN:  This is a single-center, double-blind, randomized controlled pilot study. Infants were assigned for treatment with either intravenous ibuprofen + paracetamol ( n  = 12) or ibuprofen + placebo ( n  = 12)...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782639/sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-and-the-value-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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REVIEW
Sophie I Mavrogeni, Flora Bacopoulou, Despoina Apostolaki, George P Chrousos
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the non-traumatic death, due to loss of heart function that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly within 6 hours of a previously normal state of health. It is related to intense competitive sports promoting ventricular tachycardia (VT)/ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the presence of underlying abnormal substrate. A serial evaluation of cardiac physiologic changes taking place during training will allow the better understanding of athlete's heart and will facilitate its discrimination from other gray-zone cardiomyopathies...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782425/increased-arterial-stiffness-in-a-cohort-of-pediatric-takayasu-arteritis-patients-in-toronto-adversely-affects-left-ventricular-mechanics
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Florence A Aeschlimann, Wei Hui, Cameron Slorach, Rae S M Yeung, Susanne M Benseler, Timothy J Bradley, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Takayasu arteritis (TA) is characterized by extensive aortic, large and midsize arterial wall inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological and elastic properties of the aorta and large arteries and the impact on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in children with TA. METHODS: Seven pediatric TA patients (6 female patients, 13.8 ± 3.2 years) were assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, vascular ultrasound, applanation tonometry, and echocardiography from February 2015 until July 2017 and compared with 7 age- and sex-matched controls...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782307/cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
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Mirjana Bakić, Marina Ratković, Branka Gledović, Balsa Vujović, Danilo Radunović, Vera Babić, Vladimir Prelević
Dear Editor, Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is an autosomal dominant multisystem disease, which occurs due to genetically determined hyperplasia of ectodermal and mesodermal cells. Clinical manifestations present on the skin and in the nervous system, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Recent studies estimate the incidence of TS at 1/6000 to 1/10,000 live births, and a prevalence in the general population of approximately 1 in 20,000 (1). There are two different genetic loci responsible for TS: 9q34 (TSC1-hamartin) and 16p13...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782286/-ngal-as-a-marker-for-some-extrarenal-complications-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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M A Shalenkova, Z D Mikhailova, P F Klimkin
AIM: To study the role of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as a marker for extrarenal complications in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 110 patients with ACS on days 1-3 of hospitalization, concentrations of NGAL, serum (s-NGAL) and urinary (u-NGAL) NGAL, and N-terminal fragment of pro-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were measured, and transthoracic echocardiography was performed. Incidence of cardiovascular complications was determined during the stay in the hospital; hemodynamic parameters (systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate) were measured on admission...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782283/-heart-failure-with-preserved-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-epidemiology-patient-%C3%A2-portrait%C3%A2-clinic-and-diagnostics
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S V Gavryushina, F T Ageev
The article focuses on current aspects of epidemiology, clinical picture, and diagnostics of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) associated with preserved left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Heart failure with preserved LV ejection fraction (HFpEF) is shown to be prevalent in a population that accounts for more than a half of all CHF cases. The group at risk for HFpEF consists primarily of older women with arterial hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and atrial fibrillation. The article presents algorithms for diagnosis of HFpEF based on classic and tissue Doppler echocardiography and measurement of natriuretic peptides...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782280/-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-young-subjects-with-marfanoid-habitus
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E V Timofeev, E G Malev, E V Zemtsovskiy
BACKGROUND: In Marfan syndrome early impairment of left ventricular systolic function has been reported. Our aim was to evaluate the left ventricular systolic function in young adults with Marfanoid habitus (MH) (includes arachnodactylia, dolichostenomelia, high palate, deformations of the thorax). METHODS: We studied 137 young subjects (mean age 21.3±1.5) - 58 male, 79 female. Transthoracic echocardiography (Vivid 7 Dimension, GE) was performed in 24 asymptomatic MH with excluded Marfan syndrome and 42 healthy control subjects...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782279/-response-predictors-for-physical-training-hfref-patients
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V L Galenko, T A Lelyavina, M Y Sitnikova
PURPOSE: To identify different types and possible predictors of physical rehabilitation (PR) response in reduced ejection fraction heart failure (HFrEF) patients, selected on the basis of achievement the lactate threshold during cardiopulmonary exercising test (CPET). METHODS: 64 patients, chronic heart failure (CHF) NYHA II-III functional class were included in our study. Mean age 54±12,5 years, body mass index (BMI) 26,5±6,4 kg/m2, ejection fraction (EF) 26,4±1,4 %, NYHA II: III (67 %: 33 % patients)...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782266/-the-association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-9-12-and-20-and-collagen-type-i-degradation-products-with-the-remodeling-of-the-left-ventricle-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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N A Sokolova, M S Danshova, A V Govorin, D N Zaytsev, Y N Smolyakov
OBJECTIVE: to study associations of polymorphism of the genes MMP9 rs17576, MMP12 rs2276109, MMP20 rs2245803, COL1A1 rs1800012, COL1A1 rs1107946 with remodeling of the left ventricle in patients with acute myocardial infarction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 84 patients with myocardial infarction (MI). Type of early postinfarction left ventricular (LV) remodeling was determined by echocardiography on the third day of the disease. Concentration of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) was measured by enzyme immunoassay using commercial kits; content of C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type I degradation products (ICTP) was measured by chemiluminescent immunoassay...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782259/-relationship-of-remodeling-of-carotid-arteries-and-left-ventricular-geometry-in-patients-with-chronic-glomerulonephritis
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I T Murkamilov, K A Aitbaev, A S Sarybaev, V V Fomin, I G Gordeev, Z R Rayimzhanov, N A Redjapova, F A Yusupov
PURPOSE: to study clinical-functional features of remodeling of carotid arteries and its relation to restructuring of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis at pre-dialysis stage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined 269 patients (189 men, 80 women) with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN) aged 17-71 years, at pre-dialysis stages of the disease. We analyzed biochemical parameters of peripheral blood with the determination of daily proteinuria and glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782258/-contractile-function-of-isolated-hearts-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-vivo
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V L Lakomkin, A A Abramov, V V Gramovich, O N Vyborov, I M Studneva, O I Pisarenko, V I Kapelko
The aim of the study was comparison of contractile function of isolated hearts of rats with doxorubicin-induced myocardial injury which were tentatively divided according to the level of ejection fraction determined by echocardiography in vivo. After 4 weeks of doxorubicin administration (2 mg/kg subcutaneously once a week) about half of animals had normal (86±1 %) and the other half reduced (61±4 %) ejection fraction. The first group was defined as diastolic heart failure (DHF) and the other as systolic (SHF)...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781842/application-of-echocardiographic-data-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ruth F Dubin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at a high risk for cardiovascular events and mortality, particularly heart failure. Echocardiography is the most commonly used diagnostic imaging modality for heart failure. The purpose of this review is to summarize recent literature that demonstrates how echocardiography may be used to define cardiac structure and function in the CKD population and to identify echocardiographic abnormalities that have utility in predicting clinical outcomes in this population...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781816/percutaneous-pulmonary-vein-stent-placement-guided-by-2-and-3-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Daisuke F Nonaka, Sarah K Gualano, Alan W Nugent, Amanda A Fox
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January 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781568/diastolic-dysfunction-is-associated-with-exercise-impairment-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Tarek Alsaied, Omar Niss, Adam W Powell, Robert J Fleck, James F Cnota, Clifford Chin, Punam Malik, Charles T Quinn, Michael D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (DD) is an independent risk factor for mortality in sickle cell anemia (SCA) and is associated with increased extracellular volume (ECV) on cardiac MRI (CMR). Exercise impairment is common in SCA, but its causes and prognostic value are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of DD and ECV on cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) in patients with SCA. METHODS AND RESULTS: As part of a prospective study to characterize the cardiomyopathy of SCA (NCT02410811), 20 children and adults with SCA underwent CMR, echocardiography, and cycle ergometer CPET (age range 8-43 years)...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781184/pre-operative-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-in-patients-undergoing-orthotopic-liver-transplantation
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Krishna K Patel, Laura Young, William Carey, Kathryn A Kohn, Richard A Grimm, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Brian P Griffin, Milind Y Desai
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with increased mortality in patients that undergo orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Due to chronic vasodilatory state and poor exercise tolerance in patients with end stage liver disease, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is preferred for preoperative evaluation of CAD prior to OLT. We sought to a) study the incidence of positive DSE results and b) test whether there is an association between DSE results and perioperative and longer-term events...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781108/an-exploratory-study-of-sectra-table-visualization-improves-the-effectiveness-of-emergency-bedside-echocardiography-training
#16
Di Shi, Joseph H Walline, Jihai Liu, Xuezhong Yu, Jun Xu, Priscilla P Song, Huadong Zhu, John M O'Donnell
OBJECTIVES: Echocardiography is an essential tool in emergency medicine, and its training is the most challenging of all types of bedside ultrasound (US) training. This study investigated the effectiveness of the Sectra Table (Sectra AB, Linköping, Sweden), an anatomy visualization and collaboration tool, in improving the quality of echocardiography training for emergency medicine physicians. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory prospective observational study from 2015 to 2017 and enrolled 66 trainees who participated in a 2...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780642/prenatally-diagnosed-isolated-coronary-arterial-fistula-leading-to-severe-complications-at-birth
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A Wacker-Gussmann, T Esser, S M Lobmaier, M O Vogt, E Ostermayer, R Oberhoffer
Prenatal diagnosis of a huge coronary artery fistula between the left coronary artery and the right ventricle was made by Doppler echocardiography at 22 weeks of gestation. Progression of the dilated fistula was monitored throughout pregnancy. The size of the fistula increased enormously up to 11 mm. Death occurred at birth. Monitoring of these fetuses is essential as severe complications can occur during pregnancy or at birth.
2018: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780143/improvement-of-the-left-ventricular-function-after-tricuspid-valve-plasty-for-traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
#18
Taiji Okada, Kaori Mogi, Akihiro Endo, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Teiji Oda, Kazuaki Tanabe
Traumatic tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a rare cardiovascular complication in chest trauma. Changes in the left ventricle (LV) function after operation are unclear. A 61-year-old woman who had been involved in a traffic accident 1 month earlier presented with exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) accompanied by LV dysfunction due to anterior leaflet prolapse with papillary muscle rupture. After tricuspid plasty, the LV function improved, as evidenced by TTE and speckle tracking echocardiography...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779973/impact-of-device-host-interaction-on-paravalvular-aortic-regurgitation-with-different-transcatheter-heart-valves
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Ramón Rodríguez-Olivares, Nahid El Faquir, Zouhair Rahhab, Lennart van Gils, Ben Ren, Rafi Sakhi, Marcel L Geleijnse, Ron van Domburg, Peter P T de Jaegere, Jose L Zamorano Gómez, Nicolas M Van Mieghem
AIMS: We sought to evaluate the interaction of different aortic root phenotypes with self-expanding (SEV), balloon-expandable (BEV) and mechanically expanded (MEV) and the impact on significant aortic regurgitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 392 patients with a SEV (N = 205), BEV (N = 107) or MEV (N = 80). Aortic annulus eccentricity index and calcification were measured by multi-slice CT scan. Paravalvular aortic regurgitation was assessed by contrast aortography (primary analysis) and transthoracic echocardiography (secondary analysis)...
May 6, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779892/-cardiac-compression-of-hydatid-origin
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I Bouassida, C Pricopi, G Mangiameli, A Arame, J B Auliac, B Gorbatai, M Riquet, F Le Pimpec Barthes
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac hydatid disease is uncommon and occurs in 0.5 to 2% of patients with hydatidosis. Isolated intrapericardial hydatid cystic disease is extremely rare. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a young woman with cardiac compression due to multiple primary intrapericardial hydatid cysts. Since 1 year, she had gradual general health deterioration including dyspnoea, sweats and weight loss of 8kg. A widening of the mediastinum was observed on chest X-ray...
May 17, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
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