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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220142/absence-of-an-n-linked-glycosylation-motif-in-the-glycoprotein-of-the-live-attenuated-argentine-hemorrhagic-fever-vaccine-candid-1-results-in-its-improper-processing-and-reduced-surface-expression
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John T Manning, Alexey V Seregin, Nadezhda E Yun, Takaaki Koma, Cheng Huang, José Barral, Juan C de la Torre, Slobodan Paessler
Junin virus (JUNV), a highly pathogenic New World arenavirus, is the causative agent of Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF). The live-attenuated Candid #1 (Can) strain currently serves as a vaccine for at-risk populations. We have previously shown that the Can glycoprotein (GPC) gene is the primary gene responsible for attenuation in a guinea pig model of AHF. However, the mechanisms through which the GPC contributes to the attenuation of the Can strain remain unknown. A more complete understanding of the mechanisms underlying the attenuation and immunogenicity of the Can strain will potentially allow for the rational design of additional safe and novel vaccines...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217307/worse-prognosis-of-real-world-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-from-the-czech-ahead-registry-in-comparison-to-patients-from-the-relax-ahf-trial
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Jindrich Spinar, Jiri Jarkovsky, Lenka Spinarova, Jiri Vitovec, Ales Linhart, Petr Widimsky, Roman Miklik, Kamil Zeman, Jan Belohlavek, Filip Malek, Cestmir Cihalik, Jiri Spac, Marian Felsoci, Petr Ostadal, Ladislav Dusek, Jiri Kettner, Jan Vaclavik, Simona Littnerova, Zdeněk Monhart, Josef Malek, Jiri Parenica
AIMS: The randomized clinical trial RELAX-AHF demonstrated a positive effect of vasodilator therapy with serelaxin in the treatment of AHF patients. The aim of our study was to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients from the AHEAD registry who met criteria of the RELAX-AHF trial (relax-comparable group) with the same characteristics and outcomes of patients from the AHEAD registry who did not meet those criteria (relax-non-comparable group), and finally with characteristics and outcomes of patients from the RELAX-AHF trial...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214846/circulating-mir-30d-predicts-survival-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#3
Junjie Xiao, Rongrong Gao, Yihua Bei, Qiulian Zhou, Yanli Zhou, Haifeng Zhang, Mengchao Jin, Siqi Wei, Kai Wang, Xuejuan Xu, Wenming Yao, Dongjie Xu, Fang Zhou, Jingfa Jiang, Xinli Li, Saumya Das
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Identification of novel biomarkers to identify acute heart failure (AHF) patients at high risk of mortality is an area of unmet clinical need. Recently, we reported that the baseline level of circulating miR-30d was associated with left ventricular remodeling in response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in advanced chronic heart failure patients. However, the role of circulating miR-30d as a prognostic marker of survival in patients with AHF has not been explored...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193580/astaxanthin-inhibits-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-the-liver-and-adipose-tissue-of-mouse-models-of-diet-induced-obesity-and-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Bohkyung Kim, Callie Farruggia, Chai Siah Ku, Tho X Pham, Yue Yang, Minkyung Bae, Casey J Wegner, Nicholas J Farrell, Ellen Harness, Young-Ki Park, Sung I Koo, Ji-Young Lee
The objective of this study was to determine if astaxanthin (ASTX), a xanthophyll carotenoid, can prevent obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities, inflammation and fibrosis in diet-induced obesity (DIO) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) mouse models. Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a low-fat (6% fat, w/w), a high-fat/high-sucrose control (HF/HS; 35% fat, 35% sucrose, w/w), or a HF/HS containing ASTX (AHF/HS; 0.03% ASTX, w/w) for 30 weeks. To induce NASH, another set of mice was fed a HF/HS diet containing 2% cholesterol (HF/HS/HC) a HF/HS/HC with 0...
March 2, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188268/design-and-rationale-of-a-randomized-trial-of-a-care-transition-strategy-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-guided-hf-get-with-the-guidelines-in-emergency-department-patients-with-heart-failure
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Gregory J Fermann, Phillip D Levy, Peter Pang, Javed Butler, S Imran Ayaz, Douglas Char, Patrick Dunn, Cathy A Jenkins, Christy Kampe, Yosef Khan, Vijaya A Kumar, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Dandan Liu, Karen Miller, W Frank Peacock, Samaa Rizk, Chad Robichaux, Russell L Rothman, Jon Schrock, Adam Singer, Sarah A Sterling, Alan B Storrow, Cheryl Walsh, John Wilburn, Sean P Collins
: GUIDED-HF (Get With the Guidelines in Emergency Department Patients With Heart Failure) is a multicenter randomized trial of a patient-centered transitional care intervention in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) who are discharged either directly from the emergency department (ED) or after a brief period of ED-based observation. To optimize care and reduce ED and hospital revisits, there has been significant emphasis on improving transitions at the time of hospital discharge for patients with HF...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181125/different-trajectories-and-significance-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-congestion-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#6
Matteo Beltrami, Gaetano Ruocco, Aladino Ibrahim, Barbara Lucani, Beatrice Franci, Ranuccio Nuti, Alberto Palazzuoli
The exact relationship existing among congestion status, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) changes and acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been elucidated in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). The aims of this study are: to investigate the relation and prognostic role of BNP, AKI and clinical congestion after discharge; to define the exact BNP cut off value or a BNP in-hospital reduction to identify patients with higher risk during vulnerable post-discharge phase. We consecutively enrolled 157 patients with a diagnosis of AHF...
February 8, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178959/il-8-predicts-early-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-treated-with-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
#7
Brynja Jónsdóttir, Åsa Jaworowski, Carmen San Miguel, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND: Patients with Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF) who are unresponsive to appropriate medical treatment, are often treated with Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV). Clinical predictors of the outcome of this treatment are scarce. Therefore, we evaluated the role of the biomarkers IL-8 and GDF-15 in predicting 28-day mortality in patients with AHRF who receive treatment with NPPV. METHODS: The study population were 46 patients treated with NPPV for AHRF...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161130/pharmacological-reasons-that-may-explain-why-randomized-clinical-trials-have-failed-in-acute-heart-failure-syndromes
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REVIEW
Juan Tamargo, Giuseppe M C Rosano, Eva Delpón, Luis Ruilope, Jose López-Sendón
Acute heart failure (AHF) represents a clinical challenge as it encloses a heterogeneous group of syndromes (AHFS) with different pathophysiology, clinical presentations, prognosis and response to therapy. In the last 25years multiple therapeutic targets have been identified and numerous new drugs were evaluated but, up to now, all failed to demonstrate a consistent benefit on clinical outcomes. Moreover, a repeated finding has been the poor correlation between the encouraging results of preclinical and early clinical trials and the lack of effect on outcomes observed in phase III trials...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150186/serelaxin-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-and-without-atrial-fibrillation-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-relax-ahf-trial
#9
Gerasimos Filippatos, Dimitrios Farmakis, Marco Metra, Gad Cotter, Beth A Davison, G Michael Felker, Barry H Greenberg, Tsushung A Hua, Peter S Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Min Qian, Thomas A Severin, Adriaan A Voors, John R Teerlink
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common comorbidity in HF and affects patients' outcome. We sought to assess the effects of serelaxin in patients with and without AFib. METHODS: In a post hoc analysis of the RELAX-AHF trial, we compared the effects of serelaxin on efficacy end points, safety end points and biomarkers in 1161 patients with and without AFib on admission electrocardiogram. RESULTS: AFib was present in 41.3% of patients...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148262/demographic-factors-associated-with-dietary-supplement-prescriptions-filled-by-united-states-military-service-members-2005-2013
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Joseph J Knapik, Rosenie T Jean, Krista G Austin, Ryan A Steelman, Emily K Farina, Harris R Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Dietary supplements (DSs) can be purchased over-the-counter but may also be prescribed by medical personnel for specific therapeutic reasons. Few studies have examined this latter source of DSs despite the fact that 79% of physicians and 82% of nurses have recommended DSs to their patients. This investigation examined demographic factors associated with temporal trends in oral DS prescriptions filled by all United States (US) service members (SMs) from 2005 to 2013 (n = 1,427,080 ± 22,139, mean ± standard deviation per year)...
January 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133908/a-multimarker-multi-time-point-based-risk-stratification-strategy-in-acute-heart-failure-results-from-the-relax-ahf-trial
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Biniyam G Demissei, Gad Cotter, Margaret F Prescott, G Michael Felker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Barry H Greenberg, Peter S Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Thomas M Severin, Yi Wang, Min Qian, John R Teerlink, Marco Metra, Beth A Davison, Adriaan A Voors
AIMS: We evaluated the added prognostic value of a multi-time point-based multimarker panel of biomarkers in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven circulating biomarkers [NT-proBNP, high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), soluble ST2 (sST2), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), cystatin-C, galectin-3, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)] were measured at baseline and on days 2, 5, 14, and 60 in 1161 patients enrolled in the RELAX-AHF trial...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133864/urinary-levels-of-novel-kidney-biomarkers-and-risk-of-true-worsening-renal-function-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Mateusz Sokolski, Robert Zymliński, Jan Biegus, Paweł Siwołowski, Sylwia Nawrocka-Millward, John Todd, Malli Rama Yerramilli, Joel Estis, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Recent studies indicate the need to redefine worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure (AHF), linking a rise in creatinine with clinical status to identify patients who develop 'true WRF'. We evaluated the usefulness of serial assessment of urinary levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (uKIM-1), and cystatin C (uCysC) for prediction of 'true WRF'. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 132 patients with AHF, uNGAL, uKIM-1, and uCysC were measured using a highly sensitive immunoassay based on a single-molecule counting technology (Singulex, Alameda, CA, USA) at baseline, day 2, and day 3...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128065/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-n-l-and-platelet-to-lymphocyte-p-l-ratios-in-differentiating-acute-heart-failure-from-respiratory-infection
#13
Eftychios E Siniorakis, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Christina Tsitsimpikou, Theodora Ch Batila, Stamatia Panta, Konstantinos G Zampelis, Elias Rentoukas, Filippos Triposkiadis, Sotiria J Limberi
BACKGROUND: The clinical manifestations of acute heart failure (AHF) and respiratory infection (RI) frequently overlap in patients presenting with dyspnoea at the emergency department (ED). The neutrophil to lymphocyte (N/L) and platelet to lymphocyte (P/L) ratios have been proposed as diagnostic and prognostic indices in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of N/L and P/L ratios to discriminate the cause of dyspnoea in patients admitted with an initial diagnosis of AHF-RI...
January 26, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126381/the-effect-of-a-short-stay-unit-on-hospital-admission-and-length-of-stay-in-acute-heart-failure-reduce-ahf-study
#14
Òscar Miró, Virginia Carbajosa, W Frank Peacock, Pere Llorens, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Sean P Collins, Cristina Fernández, Antoni Juan Pastor, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of a short-stay unit(SSU) in a hospital influences the percentage of admissions, length of hospital stay(LOS) and outcomes in emergency department(ED) patients with acute heart failure(AHF). METHOD: Retrospective analysis of AHF patients presenting to one of 34 Spanish ED included in EAHFE registry. Baseline and ED data of patients were collected. Patients were classified into two groups in function of being attended at hospitals with or without a SSU...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120034/prognostic-impact-of-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-score-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-referred-to-a-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Ryosuke Itani, Yuichiro Minami, Shintaro Haruki, Erisa Watanabe, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
Thrombosis within the vascular system in relation to inflammation and stasis is potentially associated with poor prognosis in patients with heart failure. The aim of this study was to clarify the association between disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) score, a scoring system for microvascular thrombosis and multiple organ dysfunction, and outcome in hospitalized patients with acute heart failure (AHF). We retrospectively evaluated 160 AHF patients referred to a cardiac intensive care unit who had their DIC score measured according to the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM) DIC scoring system on admission...
January 24, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105769/renal-tubular-resistance-is-the-primary-driver-for-loop-diuretic-resistance-in-acute-heart-failure
#16
Jozine M Ter Maaten, Veena S Rao, Jennifer S Hanberg, F Perry Wilson, Lavanya Bellumkonda, Mahlet Assefa, J Sam Broughton, Julie D'Ambrosi, W H Wilson Tang, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, David H Ellison, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretic resistance is a common barrier to effective decongestion in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with poor outcome. Specific mechanisms underlying diuretic resistance are currently unknown in contemporary AHF patients. We therefore aimed to determine the relative importance of defects in diuretic delivery vs. renal tubular response in determining diuretic response (DR) in AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty AHF patients treated with intravenous bumetanide underwent a 6-h timed urine collection for sodium and bumetanide clearance...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096039/the-impact-of-emergency-medical-services-in-acute-heart-failure
#17
Pia Harjola, James Boyd, Tuukka Tarvasmäki, Juho Mattila, Reijo Koski, Markku Kuisma, Veli-Pekka Harjola
BACKGROUND: Real-life data on the role of emergency medical services (EMS) in acute heart failure (AHF) are scarce. Our aim was to describe prehospital treatment of AHF and to compare patients using EMS with self-presented, non-EMS patients. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from three university hospitals in Helsinki metropolitan area between July 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. According to the use of EMS, patients were divided into EMS and non-EMS groups...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087182/multimorbidity-and-acute-heart-failure-in-internal-medicine
#18
F Martínez, L Martínez-Ibañez, G Pichler, A Ruiz, J Redon
AIMS: To analyse the characteristics of hospitalized patients for AHF, with special attention to the clustering of morbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical records of patients, admitted in Internal Medicine due to AHF, during three years, were reviewed. The characteristics of patients-episodes were registered and key indicators of performance. Multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) was used to assess the distribution of morbidities. LR models were used to study clinical variables related with death or readmission...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069402/predictive-capacity-of-a-multimarker-strategy-to-determine-short-term-mortality-in-patients-attending-a-hospital-emergency-department-for-acute-heart-failure-bio-eahfe-study
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Pablo Herrero-Puente, Belén Prieto-García, María García-García, Javier Jacob, F Javier Martín-Sánchez, Domingo Pascual-Figal, Héctor Bueno, Victor Gil, Pere Llorens, Joaquin Vázquez-Alvarez, Rodolfo Romero-Pareja, Marta Sanchez-Gonzalez, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVE: A multimarker strategy may help determine the prognosis of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MRproADM), copeptin and interleukin-6 (IL-6) combined with conventional clinical and biochemical markers to predict the 30-day mortality of patients with AHF. METHODS: We performed an observational, multicenter, prospective study of patients attended in the emergency department (ED) for AHF...
January 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069251/elevated-troponin-i-level-assessed-by-a-new-high-sensitive-assay-and-the-risk-of-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#20
R Zymliński, M Sokolski, P Siwolowski, J Biegus, S Nawrocka, E A Jankowska, J Todd, R Yerramilli, J Estis, W Banasiak, P Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: The interpretation and clinical usefulness of elevated levels of cardiac troponins in acute heart failure (AHF) remain controversial. We aimed to characterize the relationship between changes in cardiac troponin I (measured using a new high-sensitive immunoassay by single-molecule counting technology, Singulex, Alameda, USA; hs-TnI) during first 48h of hospital stay and patients' characteristics and the outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured hs-TnI at baseline, after 24 and 48h in 130 AHF patients (mean age: 65±13years, 77% men)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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