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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819713/plasma-growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-pediatric-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Gang Li, Yan Li, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Peng Jia, Jian Zhao, Dong Liu, Ting Wang, Bin Liu
We aimed to investigate plasma growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) levels in pediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension secondary to congenital heart disease (PAH-CHD), and assess the association with hemodynamic parameters. Plasma GDF-15 levels were measured in children with PAH-CHD (n = 46) and compared to children with CHD without PAH (n = 39). Normal individuals (n = 30) served as health control group. Plasma GDF-15 levels were significantly elevated in patients with PAH-CHD compared with those with CHD without PAH (median 1415 ng/L, interquartile range [IQR] 926...
August 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818484/the-physiology-of-submaximal-exercise-the-steady-state-concept
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REVIEW
Guido Ferretti, Nazzareno Fagoni, Anna Taboni, Paolo Bruseghini, Giovanni Vinetti
The steady state concept implies that the oxygen flow is invariant and equal at each level along the respiratory system. The same is the case with the carbon dioxide flow. This condition has several physiological consequences, which are analysed. First, we briefly discuss the mechanical efficiency of exercise and the energy cost of human locomotion, as well as the roles played by aerodynamic work and frictional work. Then we analyse the equations describing the oxygen flow in lungs and in blood, the effects of ventilation and of the ventilation - perfusion inequality, and the interaction between diffusion and perfusion in the lungs...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814489/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-stent-versus-bt-shunt-palliation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Daniel Quandt, Bharat Ramchandani, Gemma Penford, John Stickley, Vinay Bhole, Chetan Mehta, Timothy Jones, David James Barron, Oliver Stumper
OBJECTIVE: This study sets out to compare morbidity, mortality and reintervention rates after stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) for palliation in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF)-type lesions. METHODS: Retrospective case review study evaluating 101 patients (64 males) with ToF lesions who underwent palliation with either mBTS (n=41) or RVOT stent (n=60) to augment pulmonary blood flow over a 10-year period...
August 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808493/pulmonary-consequences-of-hypothyroidism
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Samiaa Hamdy Sadek, Walaa Anwar Khalifa, Ahmad Metwally Azoz
BACKGROUND: Although hypothyroidism has an insidious onset and relatively asymptomatic, exertional dyspnea and fatigue can be the presenting complaints. OBJECTIVES: The aim is to assess functional lung impairment in hypothyroid patients both at rest and during exercise. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out on 42 patients with newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and 12 control subjects. Hypothyroidism was diagnosed based on high value of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) ≥6 μIU/ml, and low value of free thyroxin (FT4) ≤0...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804627/effect-of-rapamycin-on-early-stage-apoptosis-of-neutrophils-in-sprague-dawley-rats-with-acute-lung-injury
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Liwei Li, Changtai Zhu, Ye Yuan, Zhiqiang Li
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a serious complication characterized by the acute onset of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema following transfusion of blood products. It is not known whether rapamycin has an effect on TRALI that is caused by blood transfusion. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of rapamycin on early stage apoptosis of neutrophils in Sprague-Dawley rats with acute lung injury. Animal models of TRALI and acute pancreatitis-associated lung injury (APALI) were prepared using Sprague-Dawley rats and histopathological examination of lung tissues was used to validate acute lung injury models...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802790/vascular-air-embolism-a-silent-hazard-to-patient-safety
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Sorin J Brull, Richard C Prielipp
PURPOSE: To narratively review published information on prevention, detection, pathophysiology, and appropriate treatment of vascular air embolism (VAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Register and Google Scholar databases were searched for data published through October 2016. The Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database was queried for "air embolism" reports (years 2011-2016). RESULTS: VAE may be introduced through disruption in the integrity of the venous circulation that occurs during insertion, maintenance, or removal of intravenous or central venous catheters...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798849/a-small-scale-rolled-membrane-microfluidic-artificial-lung-designed-towards-future-large-area-manufacturing
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A J Thompson, L H Marks, M J Goudie, A Rojas-Pena, H Handa, J A Potkay
Artificial lungs have been used in the clinic for multiple decades to supplement patient pulmonary function. Recently, small-scale microfluidic artificial lungs (μAL) have been demonstrated with large surface area to blood volume ratios, biomimetic blood flow paths, and pressure drops compatible with pumpless operation. Initial small-scale microfluidic devices with blood flow rates in the μl/min to ml/min range have exhibited excellent gas transfer efficiencies; however, current manufacturing techniques may not be suitable for scaling up to human applications...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798199/human-cerebral-blood-flow-control-during-hypoxia-focus-on-chronic-pulmonary-obstructive-disease-copd-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa
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Andrew E Beaudin, Sara E Hartmann, Matiram Pun, Marc J Poulin
The brain is a vital organ that relies on a constant and adequate blood flow to match oxygen and glucose delivery with the local metabolic demands of active neurons. Thus, exquisite regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) is particularly important under hypoxic conditions to prevent a detrimental decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen within the brain tissues. Cerebrovascular sensitivity to hypoxia, assessed as the change in CBF during a hypoxic challenge, represents the capacity of cerebral vessels to respond to, and compensate for, a reduced oxygen supply, and has been shown to be impaired or blunted in a number of conditions...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795334/mathematical-modeling-of-extracorporeal-co2-removal-therapy-a-validation-carried-out-on-ten-pigs
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Simon Habran, Thomas Desaive, Philippe Morimont, Bernard Lambermont, Pierre Dauby
The extracorporeal CO2 removal device (ECCO2RD) is used in clinics to treat patients suffering from respiratory failures like acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this device is to decarboxylate blood externally with low blood flow. A mathematical model is proposed to describe protective ventilation, ARDS, and an extracorporeal CO2 removal therapy (ECCO2RT). The simulations are compared with experimental data carried out on ten pigs. The results show a good agreement between the mathematical simulations and the experimental data, which provides a nice validation of the model...
August 9, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790291/-management-of-fluid-and-nutrition-after-lung-resection-to-prevent-complications
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Yukio Sato
It is necessary to understand the biological response and characteristic points for the appropriate management in the fluid and nutrition after lung resection. The characteristic points in the management of lung resection are the decrease of pulmonary vascular bed and the existence of bronchial stump. Due to the decrease of pulmonary vascular bed, the pressures of pulmonary artery and pulmonary microvasculature tend to rise, which could cause pulmonary edema. Therefore, the amount of fluid infusion should be less compared to ordinal management in the management after lung resection, especially pneumonectomy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782911/simulation-of-aortopulmonary-collateral-flow-in-fontan-patients-for-use-in-prediction-of-interventional-outcomes
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Petter Frieberg, Pia Sjöberg, Johan Revstedt, Einar Heiberg, Petru Liuba, Marcus Carlsson
PURPOSE: Patients with complex congenital heart disease may need to be converted to a Fontan circulation with systemic venous return surgically connected to the pulmonary circulation. These patients frequently form aortopulmonary collaterals (APC), that is arterial inflows to the pulmonary artery vascular tree. The aim of this study was to develop a method to calculate the effect of APC on the pulmonary flow distribution based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements and computational fluid dynamics simulations in order to enable prediction of interventional outcomes in Fontan patients...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775071/the-acute-effects-of-long-acting-bronchodilators-on-small-airways-detected-in-copd-patients-by-single-breath-n2-test-and-lung-p-v-curve
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Matteo M Pecchiari, Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Edgardo Giacomo D'Angelo
Small airways represent the key factor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathophysiology. The effect of different classes of bronchodilators on small airways is still poorly understood and difficult to assess. Hence, the acute effects of tiotropium (18 µg) and indacaterol (150 µg) on closing volume (CV) and ventilation inhomogeneity were investigated and compared in 51 stable patients (mean age (SD): 70±7 years; 82% males) with moderate to very severe COPD. Patients underwent body-plethysmography, arterial blood gas-analysis, tidal expiratory flow limitation (EFL), dyspnea assessment, and simultaneous recording of single breath nitrogen test (SBN) and transpulmonary pressure-volume curve (PL-V), before and one hour after drug administration...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774381/first-in-human-closed-chest-transcatheter-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis
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Kanishka Ratnayaka, John W Moore, Rodrigo Rios, Robert J Lederman, Sanjeet R Hegde, Howaida G El-Said
BACKGROUND: In the care of patients with congenital heart disease, percutaneous interventional treatments have supplanted many surgical approaches for simple lesions, such as atrial septal defect. By contrast, complex congenital heart defects continue to require open-heart surgery. In single-ventricle patients, a staged approach is employed, which requires multiple open-heart surgeries and significant attendant morbidity and mortality. A nonsurgical transcatheter alternative would be attractive...
August 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771211/the-fetus-can-teach-us-oxygen-and-the-pulmonary-vasculature
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REVIEW
Payam Vali, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Neonates suffering from pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) continue to represent an important proportion of patients requiring intensive neonatal care, and have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The human fetus has evolved to maintain a high pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) in utero to allow the majority of the fetal circulation to bypass the lungs, which do not participate in gas exchange, towards the low resistance placenta. At birth, oxygen plays a major role in decreasing PVR to enhance pulmonary blood flow and establish the lungs as the organ of gas exchange...
August 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757538/the-roles-of-hypoxia-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Hajime Abe, Hiroaki Semba, Norihiko Takeda
The circulatory system distributes blood flow to each tissue and transports oxygen and nutrients. Peripheral circulation is required to maintain the physiological function in each tissue. Disturbance of circulation, therefore, decreases oxygen delivery, leading to tissue hypoxia which takes place in several cardiovascular disorders including atherosclerosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure. While tissue hypoxia can be induced because of cardiovascular disorders, hypoxia signaling itself has a potential to modulate tissue remodeling processes or the severity of the cardiovascular disorders...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750686/carbon-dioxide-narcosis-due-to-inappropriate-oxygen-delivery-a-case-report
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Thomas Herren, Eva Achermann, Thomas Hegi, Adrian Reber, Max Stäubli
BACKGROUND: Oxygen delivery to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be challenging because of their potential hypoxic ventilatory drive. However, some oxygen delivery systems such as non-rebreathing face masks with an oxygen reservoir bag require high oxygen flow for adequate oxygenation and to avoid carbon dioxide rebreathing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Caucasian man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to the emergency department because of worsening dyspnea and an oxygen saturation of 81% measured by pulse oximetry...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749256/echocardiographic-findings-of-bidimensional-mode-m-mode-and-doppler-of-clinically-normal-black-rumped-agouti-dasyprocta-prymnolopha-wagler-1831
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Anaemilia das Neves Diniz, Gerson Tavares Pessoa, Laecio da Silva Moura, André Braga de Sousa, Francisco das Chagas Araújo Sousa, Renan Paraguassu de Sá Rodrigues, Maria Angélica Parente da Silva Barbosa, Hatawa Melo de Almeida, Larisse Danielle Silva Freire, Marina Pinto Sanches, Antônio Augusto Nascimento Machado Júnior, Porfírio Candanedo Guerra, Willams Costa Neves, João Macedo de Sousa, Luiz Bolfer, Robson Fortes Giglio, Flávio Ribeiro Alves
The black-rumped agouti ( Dasyprocta prymnolopha , Wagler 1831) is currently under intense ecologic pressure, which has resulted in its disappearance from some regions of Brazil. Echocardiography is widely used in veterinary medicine but it is not yet part of the clinical routine for wild animals. The objective of the present study was to assess the applicability of the echocardiographic exam in nonanesthetized agouti and to establish normal reference values for echocardiographic measurements in bidimensional mode (2D), M-mode, and Doppler for this species, and a lead II electrocardiogram was simultaneously recorded...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742524/early-postnatal-echocardiographic-assessment-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-in-newborns-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Florian Kipfmueller, Katrin Heindel, Lukas Schroeder, Christoph Berg, Oliver Dewald, Heiko Reutter, Peter Bartmann, Andreas Mueller
OBJECTIVE: Echocardiography is the most important tool to assess infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) for pulmonary hypertension (PH). The pattern of blood flow in the pulmonary artery [described as time to peak velocity (TPV)/right ventricular ejection time (RVET) ratio] provides distinct information about pulmonary arterial pressure. The aim of our study was to investigate the correlation of TPV/RVET measurements with the most commonly used classification system for PH in CDH newborns and the association of these measurements with outcome parameters...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742434/use-of-regional-anesthesia-techniques-analysis-of-institutional-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-for-colorectal-surgery
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Erik M Helander, Michael P Webb, Meghan Bias, Edward E Whang, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Principles of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS(®)) protocols are well established, with the primary goal of optimizing perioperative care and recovery. The use of multimodal analgesia is a key component of these protocols, including regional analgesia techniques such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), transversus abdominis plane (TAP), rectus sheath blocks or continuous wound infiltration (CWI)/catheters, and spinal anesthesia. We compare and contrast regional anesthesia approaches in different institutional colorectal surgery ERAS protocols...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741664/in-vitro-evaluation-of-an-immediate-response-starling-like-controller-for-dual-rotary-blood-pumps
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Andrew F Stephens, Michael C Stevens, Shaun D Gregory, Matthias Kleinheyer, Robert F Salamonsen
Rotary ventricular assist devices (VADs) are used to provide mechanical circulatory support. However, their lack of preload sensitivity in constant speed control mode (CSC) may result in ventricular suction or venous congestion. This is particularly true of biventricular support, where the native flow-balancing Starling response of both ventricles is diminished. It is possible to model the Starling response of the ventricles using cardiac output and venous return curves. With this model, we can create a Starling-like physiological controller (SLC) for VADs which can automatically balance cardiac output in the presence of perturbations to the circulation...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
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