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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530211/-pulse-wave-velocity-as-an-early-marker-of-diastolic-heart-failure-in-patients-with-hypertension
#1
Beata Moczulska, Monika Kubiak, Anna Bryczkowska, Ewa Malinowska
According to the WHO, hypertension is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It leads to a number of severe complications. Diastolic heart failure, that is heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), is especially common. New, but simple, indices for the early detection of patients who have not yet developed complications or are in their early developmental stages are still searched for. AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the correlation between pulse wave velocity (PWV) and markers of diastolic heart failure (DHF) assessed in echocardiography in patients with hypertension and no symptoms of heart failure...
April 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527847/self-repaired-process-of-a-traumatized-maxillary-central-incisor-with-pulp-infarct-after-horizontal-root-fracture-monitored-by-laser-doppler-flowmetry-combined-with-tissue-oxygen-monitor
#2
Qian Liao, Wenjun Ye, Junli Yue, Xiaoxi Zhao, Ling Zhang, Lan Zhang, Dingming Huang, Qinghua Zheng
Achieving a precise diagnosis of the pulp status of traumatized teeth is difficult. The time to interfere through endodontic treatment for these teeth is greatly dependent on the doctor's experience. A 24-year-old male patient suffered a traumatic injury to tooth #9 that resulted in an apical root horizontal fracture 3 days before he came to the hospital. The injured tooth showed no response to pulp sensitivity testing at the first visit and was discolored 1 week later. Tooth #9 was immobilized to its adjacent teeth for 4 weeks by a composite splint...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527195/changes-in-sternal-perfusion-following-internal-mammary-artery-bypass-surgery
#3
Christian D Taeger, Konstantin Klein, Raymund E Horch, Michael Weyand, Justus P Beier
BACKROUND: Coronary bypass surgery using the internal mammary artery (IMA) is among the most commonly performed procedures in treatment of advanced coronary vessel disease. Further, bilateral harvesting of the IMA is associated with increased rates of sternal wound infections. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore changes in sternal perfusion, following left internal mammary artery (LIMA) harvesting. METHODS: 60 patients were divided equally into intervention- and control cohorts and underwent assessment of oxygen saturation (sO2) and relative blood flow (RBF) by laser doppler flowmetry remission spectroscopy preoperatively, 24 h and 72 h postoperatively...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522095/the-reduction-of-central-sleep-apnoea-severity-in-the-left-lateral-position-is-not-due-to-an-improvement-in-cardiac-haemodynamics-in%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#4
Egidio Traversi, Davide Rossi, Roberto Maestri, Francesca Olmetti, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Gian Domenico Pinna
OBJECTIVE: The severity of central sleep apnoea (CSA), a common comorbidity in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and reduced ejection fraction, markedly decreases from the supine to the lateral sleeping position, with no difference between the left and right positions. The mechanisms responsible for this beneficial effect have not yet been elucidated. METHODS: We tested the hypothesis that CSA attenuation in the left lateral position is due, at least in part, to an improvement in cardiac haemodynamics...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521901/noninvasive-imaging-analysis-of-biological-tissue-associated-with-laser-thermal-injury
#5
Cheng-Jen Chang, De-Yi Yu, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Kuang-Hua Ho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to use a noninvasive tomographic imaging technique with high spatial resolution to characterize and monitor biological tissue responses associated with laser thermal injury. METHODS: Optical doppler tomography (ODT) combines laser doppler flowmetry (LDF) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain high resolution tomographic velocity and structural images of static and moving constituents in highly scattering biological tissues...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517999/venous-gas-emboli-and-ambulation-at-4-3-psia
#6
Johnny Conkin, Neal W Pollock, Michael J Natoli, Stefanie D Martina, James H Wessel, Michael L Gernhardt
INTRODUCTION: Ambulation during extravehicular activity on Mars may increase the risk of decompression sickness through enhanced bubble formation in the lower body. HYPOTHESES: walking effort (ambulation) before an exercise-enhanced denitrogenation (prebreathe) protocol at 14.7 psia does not increase the incidence of venous gas emboli (VGE) at 4.3 psia, but does increase incidence if performed after tissues become supersaturated with nitrogen at 4.3 psia. METHODS: VGE results from 45 control subjects who performed exercise prebreathe without ambulation before or during a 4-h exposure to 4...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514395/-impact-of-shock-wave-therapy-on-the-clinical-and-functional-status-of-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
#7
S T Matskeplishvili, B M Borbodoeva, E U Asymbekova, A Z Rakhimov, N K Akhmedyarova, K B Kataeva, Yu I Buziashvili
AIM: To study of the impact of shock-wave therapy (SWT) on the functional status of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-four CHD patients (including 33 men) with left ventricular (LV) asynergic segments, as evidenced by echocardiography (EchoCG), were examined. Their mean age was 60.1±1.76 years. All the patients received a SWT cycle according to the standard scheme. The patient examination protocol involved EchoCG, dobutamine EchoCG, treadmill exercise EchoCG, and tissue Doppler EchoCG, which were performed at baseline, immediately and one month after the end of a SWT cycle...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514296/clinicopathological-features-and-differential-diagnosis-of-aggressive-angiomyxoma-of-the-female-pelvis-5-case-reports-and-literature-review
#8
Hong Chen, Hongyan Zhao, Yan Xie, Mulan Jin
Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that usually occurs in the pelvis and perineum of young females. AAM can simulate Bartholin's gland cyst, abscess, lipoma, simple labial cyst, or other pelvic soft tissue tumors. Here we present five cases of AAM with mean age of 42. The patients mainly presented slow-growing mass in the abdomen and perineum (3 cases in the pelvis, 1 in the vulva, and 1 in the buttock). Color Doppler flow imaging revealed blood flow for the 3 pelvic lesions. Enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the other 2 cases showed the typical "swirled" or "layered" structure characteristic...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511151/peripheral-arteriovenous-fistula-as-vascular-access-for-long-term-chemotherapy
#9
Oleksiy O Kovalyov, Oleksandr G Kostyuk, Tetyana V Tkachuk
INTRODUCTION: To provide long-term vascular access in clinical oncology peripheral forearm veins (up to 95% of patients in Ukraine), central venous access and "complete implanted vascular systems" are used most often. Many oncology patients have contraindications to catheterization of superior vena cava. Besides, exploitation of central veins is associated with potential technical and infectious complications. The aim - to study short-term and long-term results of arteriovenous fistula exploitation as vascular access for continuous anticancer therapy...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509699/penis-transplantation-first-us-experience
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Curtis L Cetrulo, Kai Li, Harry M Salinas, Matthew D Treiser, Ilse Schol, Glen W Barrisford, Francis J McGovern, Adam S Feldman, Michael T Grant, Cigdem Tanrikut, Jeffrey H Lee, Richard J Ehrlichman, Paul W Holzer, Garry M Choy, Raymond W Liu, Zhi Yang Ng, Alexandre G Lellouch, Josef M Kurtz, William G Austen, Jonathan M Winograd, Branko Bojovic, Kyle R Eberlin, Ivy A Rosales, Robert B Colvin, Dicken S C Ko
OBJECTIVE: We describe the first successful penis transplant in the United States in a patient with a history of subtotal penectomy for penile cancer. BACKGROUND: Penis transplantation represents a new paradigm in restoring anatomic appearance, urine conduit, and sexual function after genitourinary tissue loss. To date, only 2 penis transplants have been performed worldwide. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, extensive medical, surgical, and radiological evaluations of the patient were performed...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506387/effects-of-atorvastatin-treatment-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-alevent-clinical-trial
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Cho-Kai Wu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Jiun-Yang Chiang, Ting-Tse Lin, Yi-Fan Wu, Chih-Kang Chiang, Tze-Wah Kao, Kuan-Yu Hung, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is common among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Increased levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, predict the development of LVDD. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that PD patients with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels might benefit from statin treatment for LVDD and designed a randomized clinical trial to prove the hypothesis. METHODS: We screened 213 PD patients and randomly assigned 32 men and women with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <130 mg/dL, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels of ≥1...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505080/first-insights-into-human-fingertip-regeneration-by-echo-doppler-imaging-and-wound-microenvironment-assessment
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Paris Jafari, Camillo Muller, Anthony Grognuz, Lee Ann Applegate, Wassim Raffoul, Pietro G di Summa, Sébastien Durand
Fingertip response to trauma represents a fascinating example of tissue regeneration. Regeneration derives from proliferative mesenchymal cells (blastema) that subsequently differentiate into soft and skeletal tissues. Clinically, conservative treatment of the amputated fingertip under occlusive dressing can shift the response to tissue loss from a wound repair process towards regeneration. When analyzing by Immunoassay the wound exudate from occlusive dressings, the concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were higher in fingertip exudates than in burn wounds (used as controls for wound repair versus regeneration)...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503785/novel-technique-for-measurement-of-fetal-right-myocardial-performance-index-using-dual-gate-pulsed-wave-doppler
#13
Mi-Young Lee, Hye-Sung Won, Jae-Yoon Shim, Pil-Ryang Lee, Ahm Kim, Eun-Mi Kil, Min-Ju Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reproducibility of the fetal right myocardial performance index determined by simultaneous recording of inflow and outflow using a dual gate pulsed-wave Doppler (DD). METHODS: This was a prospective study of 39 normal singleton fetuses. Two experienced operators each measured the right myocardial performance index in three ways, twice: (1) separate recording of the inflow and outflow using single-gate pulsed-wave Doppler (PD), (2) simultaneous recordings of the inflow and outflow using tissue Doppler (TD), and (3) simultaneous recordings of the inflow and outflow using DD...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497844/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-the-traditional-and-innovative-approach
#14
Dorota Smolarek, Marcin Gruchała, Wojciech Sobiczewski
Estimation of right ventricular (RV) performance still remains technically challenging due to its anatomical and functional distinctiveness. The current guidelines for the echocardiographic quantification of RV function recommend using multiple indices to describe the RV in a thorough and comprehensive manner, such as RV index of myocardial performance, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, fractional area change, Doppler tissue imaging-derived tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S'-wave), three-dimensional RV ejection fraction (3D RVEF), longitudinal strain (RVLS)/strain rate by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497191/evaluation-of-the-coronary-circulation-and-calcification-in-children-on-regular-hemodialysis
#15
Mohammed Al-Biltagi, Maher Ahmed Abd ElHafez, Doaa Mohamed El Amrousy, Mohamed El-Gamasy, Hesham El-Serogy
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the coronary circulation and calcification in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. METHODS: A total of 50 children with ESRD and 50 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Cardiac functions and coronary blood flow were evaluated with conventional and tissue Doppler echocardiography. Coronary artery calcification (CAC) was evaluated using high-resolution multidetector computed tomography (CT)...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495181/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-with-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#16
Isa Oner Yüksel, Sakir Arslan, Goksel Cagirci, Erkan Koklu, Cagin M Ureyen, Nermin Bayar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Gorkem Kus, Ramazan Guven
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging minimally invasive treatment modality in high surgical risk or inoperable patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of TAVI on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in high surgical risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients were included in our retrospective study...
May 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493799/shear-wave-elastography-basic-physics-and-musculoskeletal-applications
#17
Mihra S Taljanovic, Lana H Gimber, Giles W Becker, L Daniel Latt, Andrea S Klauser, David M Melville, Liang Gao, Russell S Witte
In the past 2 decades, sonoelastography has been progressively used as a tool to help evaluate soft-tissue elasticity and add to information obtained with conventional gray-scale and Doppler ultrasonographic techniques. Recently introduced on clinical scanners, shear-wave elastography (SWE) is considered to be more objective, quantitative, and reproducible than compression sonoelastography with increasing applications to the musculoskeletal system. SWE uses an acoustic radiation force pulse sequence to generate shear waves, which propagate perpendicular to the ultrasound beam, causing transient displacements...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
#18
Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485316/left-ventricular-longitudinal-systolic-function-in-septic-shock-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction-a-case-control-study
#19
Hong-Min Zhang, Xiao-Ting Wang, Li-Na Zhang, Wei He, Qing Zhang, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Septic cardiomyopathy is a common finding in septic shock patients. The accepted definition of septic cardiomyopathy is often based on the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The aim of this study was to determine whether the left ventricular longitudinal systolic function was more sensitive than the LVEF in heart function appraisal of septic shock patients. METHODS: This was a case-control study conducted at a 40-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485132/robust-numerical-phase-stabilization-for-long-range-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Shaozhen Song, Jingjiang Xu, Shaojie Men, Tueng T Shen, Ruikang K Wang
A novel phase stabilization technique is demonstrated with significant improvement in the phase stability of a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) based swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system. Without any requirements of hardware modifications, the new fully numerical phase stabilization technique features high tolerance to acquisition jitter, and significantly reduced budget in computational effort. We demonstrate that when measured with biological tissue, this technique enables a phase sensitivity of 89 mrad in highly scattering tissue, with image ranging distance of up to 12...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
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