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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635683/blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm-with-pulmonary-involvement-and-atypical-skin-lesion
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Cyndi Myrelle da Silva Barros Romão, Cláudio José Dos Santos Júnior, Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite, Maria Jordana Rocha Gomes Alves, Nathalia Silva Araújo, Anderson F L Castro, Muriel Silva Moura, Vitória Mikaelly da Silva Gomes, Arthur Moacir Costa Sampaio Batinga, João Antonio S Queiroz, Natanael Barbosa Dos Santos
BACKGROUND Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare hematodermic malignancy neoplasm with highly aggressive course and poor prognosis. This disease typically presents with cutaneous involvement as the first manifestation, with subsequent or simultaneous spread to bone marrow and peripheral blood.  CASE REPORT Here, we report the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented a violaceus skin lesion on the lateral region of the right thigh, weight loss, fever, and lymphadenopathies. Computed tomography (CT) displayed thoracic and abdominal lymph node and alveolar bleeding...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633393/outcomes-of-palliative-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-connection-for-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect%C3%A2
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Marien Lenoir, Margaux Pontailler, Régis Gaudin, Sébastien Gerelli, Daniel Tamisier, Damien Bonnet, Bari Murtuza, Pascal R Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: To determine the early, intermediate and long-term outcomes of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) Types I, II and III initially palliated by a right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RVPA) connection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from 2000 to 2014 that included 109 patients with PA/VSD who had undergone an RVPA connection (tetralogy of Fallot and PA/VSD Type IV excluded). The end-points of this strategy were adequate pulmonary artery tree post-palliation, second palliation, biventricular repair, right ventricular pressure post-biventricular repair and late reoperation...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631208/pulmonary-vein-doppler-patterns-in-infants-with-single-right-ventricle-anomalies-after-initial-staged-palliations
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Edward C Kirkpatrick, Jessica Steltzer, Pippa Simpson, Amy Pan, Andrea Dragulescu, Christine B Falkensammer, Sarah Gelehrter, Wyman W Lai, Jami Levine, Stephen Miller, Thomas A Miller, Jay Pruetz, Ritu Sachdeva, Deepika Thacker, Peter Frommelt
The aim of this study was to describe serial changes in echocardiographic Doppler pulmonary vein flow (PVF) patterns in infants with single right ventricle (RV) anomalies enrolled in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial. Measurement of PVF peak systolic (S) and diastolic (D) velocities, velocity time integrals (VTI), S/D peak velocity and VTI ratios, and frequency of atrial reversal (Ar) waves were made at three postoperative time points in 261 infants: early post-Norwood, pre-stage II surgery, and 14 months...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616288/decreased-expression-of-perforin-in-cd8-t-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-and-its-potential-value-as-a-marker-for-efficacy-of-treatment
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Hongbin Jiang, Huili Gong, Qing Zhang, Jin Gu, Li Liang, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cytolytic activity against mycobacteria tuberculosis (MTB) within the infected macrophage is a crucial step in the immunity against TB infection, as MTB is an intracellular bacterium. Cytotoxic molecules such as perforin and granzymes produced by cytolytic T cells directly participate in this process. In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxicity function employing flow cytometry analysis of the level of expression of interferon-γ (IFN-γ), perforin and granzyme B in CD8(+) T cells from patients with active pulmonary TB (PTB), stable PTB and healthy controls, and explored whether MTB antigen (MTB Ag)-stimulated cytotoxic molecules would be useful for monitoring responses to anti-TB treatment...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611413/a-microengineered-model-of-rbc-transfusion-induced-pulmonary-vascular-injury
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Jeongyun Seo, David Conegliano, Megan Farrell, Minseon Cho, Xueting Ding, Thomas Seykora, Danielle Qing, Nilam S Mangalmurti, Dongeun Huh
Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion poses significant risks to critically ill patients by increasing their susceptibility to acute respiratory distress syndrome. While the underlying mechanisms of this life-threatening syndrome remain elusive, studies suggest that RBC-induced microvascular injury in the distal lung plays a central role in the development of lung injury following blood transfusion. Here we present a novel microengineering strategy to model and investigate this key disease process. Specifically, we created a microdevice for culturing primary human lung endothelial cells under physiological flow conditions to recapitulate the morphology and hemodynamic environment of the pulmonary microvascular endothelium in vivo...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611024/platelet-amyloid-precursor-protein-is-a-modulator-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-mice
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Ilaria Canobbio, Caterina Visconte, Stefania Momi, Gianni Francesco Guidetti, Marta Zarà, Jessica Canino, Emanuela Falcinelli, Paolo Gresele, Mauro Torti
The amyloid precursor protein (APP), primarily known as the precursor of amyloid peptides that accumulate in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients, is abundant in platelets but its physiological function remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of APP in hemostasis and thrombosis using APP knockout (KO) mice. Ex vivo aggregation, secretion, and integrin αIIbβ3 inside-out activation induced by several agonists were normal in APP-deficient platelets, but the number of circulating platelets was reduced by about 20%, and their size was slightly increased...
June 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608962/image-based-computational-fluid-dynamics-in-the-lung-virtual-reality-or-new-clinical-practice
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Kelly S Burrowes, Jan De Backer, Haribalan Kumar
The development and implementation of personalized medicine is paramount to improving the efficiency and efficacy of patient care. In the respiratory system, function is largely dictated by the choreographed movement of air and blood to the gas exchange surface. The passage of air begins in the upper airways, either via the mouth or nose, and terminates at the alveolar interface, while blood flows from the heart to the alveoli and back again. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a well-established tool for predicting fluid flows and pressure distributions within complex systems...
June 13, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598919/cardiorespiratory-alterations-following-acute-normovolemic-hemodilution-in-a-pediatric-and-an-adult-porcine-model-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Gergely Albu, Cédric Sottas, Mirko Dolci, Magali Walesa, Ferenc Peták, Walid Habre
BACKGROUND: Acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) is considered as a blood-sparing intervention during the perioperative management. We aimed at comparing the cardiopulmonary consequences of ANH between adult pigs and weaned piglets to establish the effects of lowering hematocrit in these age groups, and thereby testing the hypothesis that difference in the age-related physiological behavior will be reflected in the cardiorespiratory changes following ANH. METHODS: ANH was achieved in anesthetized, mechanically ventilated adult minipigs and 5-week-old weaned piglets by stepwise blood withdrawal (10 mL/kg) with crystalloids replacement...
June 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593177/in-hospital-outcomes-and-long-term-follow-up-after-percutaneous-transcatheter-closure-of-postinfarction-ventricular-septal-defects
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Ruoxi Zhang, Yong Sun, Meng Sun, Hui Zhang, Jingbo Hou, Bo Yu
Postinfarction ventricular septal defects (VSD) represent a devastating complication of acute myocardial infarction and are associated with high mortality. Percutaneous interventional closure of postinfarction VSD has been proposed as a potential alternative to surgery. The study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic safety and efficacy of percutaneous interventional closure of postinfarction ventricular septal defects (VSD). Each patient was assigned to one of two groups, based on whether they died during hospitalization (death group) or survived (survival group) in this retrospective study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592704/the-added-value-of-exhaled-breath-temperature-in-respiratory-medicine
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Todor A Popov, Tanya Kralimarkova, Marina Labor, Davor Plavec
Recognition of the huge economic burden chronic respiratory diseases pose for society motivated fundamental and clinical research leading to insight into the role of airway inflammation in various disease entities and their phenotypes. However, no easy, cheap and patient-friendly methods to assess it have found a place in routine clinical practice. Measurement of exhaled breath temperature (EBT) has been suggested as a non-invasive method to detect inflammatory processes in the airways as a result of increased blood flow within the airway walls...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591467/the-effect-of-impella-cp-on-cardiopulmonary-physiology-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Hoong Sern Lim
Left ventricle (LV) distension is a complication of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support. The effects of Impella on the pulmonary circulatory physiology were studied in a single-center study of six consecutive patients on VA-ECMO support who had LV unloading with Impella. Right ventricular stroke volume, pulmonary hemodynamics, and partial pressure of end-tidal CO2 (PETCO2 ) were measured on echocardiogram, pulmonary artery catheter, and capnography, respectively. The addition of Impella CP increased total blood flow and reduced pulmonary artery wedge pressure...
June 7, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589869/-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-a-consideration-in-patients-with-liver-disease-accompanied-by-dyspnoea-and-hypoxaemia
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P V van Hirtum, G P Bootsma, R A de Man, C Th B M van Deursen, P I Bonta, M D de Kruif
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome is a severe complication of liver disease, with greatly increased mortality. The syndrome is characterized by increased blood-flow, intrapulmonary vasodilatation and angiogenesis, leading to effects including the formation of shunts. This leads to a decrease in arterial oxygen pressure. Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 74-year-old woman with cirrhosis of the liver attended the pulmonary outpatients' clinic with progressive dyspnoea, which worsened if she sat upright from a lying position (platypnoea)...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583413/effect-of-pulmonary-hyperinflation-on-central-blood-volume-an-mri-study
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Tanja Mijacika, Kasper Kyhl, Daria Frestad, F Otto Barak, Ivan Drvis, Niels H Secher, Zeljko Dujic, Per Lav Madsen
Pulmonary hyperinflation attained by glossopharyngeal insufflation (GPI) challenges the circulation by compressing the heart and pulmonary vasculature. Our aim was to determine the amount of blood translocated from the central blood volume during GPI. Cardiac output and cardiac chamber volumes were assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in twelve breath-hold divers at rest and during apnea with GPI. Pulmonary blood volume was determined from pulmonary blood flow and transit times for gadolinium during first-pass perfusion after intravenous injection...
June 3, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580610/acute-and-long-term-effects-of-endovascular-debanding-of-pulmonary-arteries-in-a-swine-model
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Michael Perez, Tk Susheel Kumar, Deepthi Hoskoppal, Yada Akkhawattanangkul, Kimberly Allen, Christopher J Knott-Craig, Benjamin Rush Waller, Shyam Sathanandam
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to demonstrate that pulmonary artery (PA) debanding via cardiac catheterization using balloon angioplasty is feasible and safe in swine. The secondary objectives were to determine the acute and long-term effects of this therapy. DESIGN: This is a chronic survival experimental study in newborn swine. BACKGROUND: PA bands are used in infants for transient palliation of congenital heart defects with excessive pulmonary blood flow...
May 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579068/the-impact-of-age-on-urethroplasty-success
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Mya Levy, Ronak A Gor, Alex J Vanni, Kristian Stensland, Bradley A Erickson, Jeremy B Myers, Bryan B Voelzke, Thomas G Smith, Benjamin N Breyer, Christopher McClung, Nejd F Alsikafi, Yunhua Fan, Sean P Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To determine if age is an independent predictor of surgical success in patients undergoing urethroplasty. Urethroplasty performed by excision and primary anastomosis depends on vascular collateralization. Successful augmented urethroplasty depends on graft neovascularization. Older patients have more comorbid conditions including peripheral vascular disease associated with reduced penile blood flow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of urethroplasties from 11 institutions...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568482/diffusion-limited-pbpk-model-for-predicting-pulmonary-pharmacokinetics-of-florfenicol-in-pig
#16
M R Qian, Q Y Wang, H Yang, G Z Sun, X B Ke, L L Huang, J D Gao, J J Yang, B Yang
For most bacterial lung infections, the concentration of unbound antimicrobial agent in lung interstitial fluid has been thought to be responsible for antimicrobial efficacy. In this study, a diffusion-limited physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model was developed to predict the pulmonary pharmacokinetics of florfenicol (FF) in pigs. The model included separate compartments corresponding to blood, diffusion-limited lung, flow-limited muscle, liver, and kidney and an extra compartment representing the remaining carcass...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566834/the-utility-of-computed-tomographic-angiography-in-a-neonate-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-extreme-cyanosis-after-blalock-taussig-shunt
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Jess D Rames, Minoo N Kavarana, U Joseph Schoepf, Anthony Marcus Hlavacek
A modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) is often employed to provide pulmonary blood flow in neonates that are born with cyanotic congenital heart defects. However, acute shunt thrombosis can occur in the postoperative period, resulting in profound cyanosis. In this case report, we describe the utility of computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in the management of a neonate with extreme cyanosis after placement of a mBTS while on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Using CTA, several small clots were identified in the shunt as well as stenosis of the left pulmonary artery; neither of which were identified with echocardiography...
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566825/catheter-hemodynamic-assessment-of-the-univentricular-circulation
#18
REVIEW
Oliver Stumper, Gemma Penford
Children with very complex congenital heart disease not amenable to biventricular repair are increasingly being considered for a palliative univentricular care pathway. This involves a staged surgical approach culminating in the Fontan circulation with passive pulmonary blood flow and added resistances. The catheter based hemodynamic assessment at all three stages of this palliation is described in detail. Frequent pitfalls, inherent limitations and potential errors are discussed and clinical examples are illustrated...
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559471/gas-exchange-in-the-prone-posture
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Nicholas J Johnson, Andrew M Luks, Robb W Glenny
The prone posture is known to have numerous effects on gas exchange, both under normal conditions and in patients with ARDS. Clinical studies have consistently demonstrated improvements in oxygenation, and a multi-center randomized trial found that, when implemented within 48 h of moderate-to-severe ARDS, placing subjects in the prone posture decreased mortality. Improvements in gas exchange occur via several mechanisms: alterations in the distribution of alveolar ventilation, redistribution of blood flow, improved matching of local ventilation and perfusion, and reduction in regions of low ventilation/perfusion ratios...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550946/reply-to-the-commentary-by-hillman-et-al-on-vascular-distensibilities-have-minor-effects-on-intracardiac-shunt-patterns-in-reptiles-by-filogonio-et-al-2017
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Renato Filogonio, Cléo Alcantara Costa Leite, Tobias Wang
Our meta-analysis (Filogonio et al., 2017) on central vascular blood flows in a snake (Crotalus durissus) and a turtle (Trachemys scripta) was motivated by Hillman et al.'s (2014) analysis on amphibians to investigate whether cardiac shunt patterns depend on cardiac output and vascular distensibilities. In contrast to Hillman et al. (2014), we did not uncover a general trend that supports the notion that cardiac shunts in reptiles are dictated by vascular distensibilities. In addition to our response to the criticism raised by Hillman et al...
May 17, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
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