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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647478/embolization-of-ovarian-vein-for-pelvic-congestion-syndrome-with-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer-onyx-%C3%A2
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C Marcelin, J Izaaryene, M Castelli, P A Barral, A Jacquier, V Vidal, J M Bartoli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of pelvic embolization using ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx(®)) for pelvic congestion syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between March 2012 to September 2016, 17 women (mean age, 44.7± 12.2 (SD) years; range: 34-71years) presenting with pelvic congestion syndrome were evaluated for transvenous embolization with Onyx(®). Pelvic congestion syndrome was initially diagnosed by clinical examination and the results of transvaginal Doppler ultrasound and further confirmed by pelvic venography...
June 21, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647113/feline-congestive-heart-failure-current-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Etienne Côté
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a well-known disorder in feline practice, having been recognized as the most common clinical syndrome in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, for example. This article identifies the reasons that an accurate diagnosis of CHF is important and the means by which to obtain one; pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic methods for controlling signs of CHF; and recommendations for follow-up evaluations, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
June 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646734/investigating-articulated-heavy-vehicle-crashes-in-western-australia-using-a-spatial-approach
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Ori Gudes, Richard Varhol, Qian Chayn Sun, Lynn Meuleners
BACKGROUND: Recent developments in Western Australia's economy including widespread traffic congestion as well as road safety issues are increasingly becoming prominent. Previous studies relied on traditional statistical methods to investigate patterns and characteristics of motor vehicle crashes. Although useful, statistical analysis alone is incapable of providing a spatial context and is therefore unable to associate existing crash characteristics with a spatial distribution. AIMS: To identify concentrations or "hotspots" of articulated heavy vehicle crashes in WA between the years 2001-2013, by using a spatial analysis approach...
June 21, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646487/immunotoxic-effects-of-thymus-in-mice-following-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2
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Fashui Hong, Yaoming Zhou, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively used in industry, medicine, and daily life, and have shown potential toxic effects for animals or humans. We noted that the effects of TiO2 NPs on the immune system and its mechanism of action in animals or humans have not been elucidated. Thus, mice were exposed to the TiO2 NPs (0, 1.25, 2.5, or 5 mg kg(-1) body weight) for 9 consecutive months. Exposure to TiO2 NPs was accumulated in the thymus, leading to a decrease in body weight and increases in the weight of the thymus or thymus indices...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645834/left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-for-destination-therapy-is-less-invasive-surgery-a-safe-alternative
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Sebastian V Rojas, Jasmin S Hanke, Murat Avsar, Philipp R Ahrens, Ove Deutschmann, Kirstin A Tümler, Aitor Uribarri, Sara Rojas-Hernández, Pedro L Sánchez, José M González-Santos, Axel Haverich, Jan D Schmitto
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The number of older patients with congestive heart failure has dramatically increased. Because of stagnating cardiac transplantation, there is a need for an alternative therapy, which would solve the problem of insufficient donor organ supply. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have recently become more commonly used as destination therapy (DT). Assuming that older patients show a higher risk-profile for LVAD surgery, it is expected that the increasing use of less invasive surgery (LIS) LVAD implantation will improve postoperative outcomes...
June 20, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645823/recombinant-human-soluble-thrombomodulin-prevents-acute-lung-injury-in-a-rat-cardiopulmonary-bypass-model
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Shingo Hirao, Kenji Minakata, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Tadashi Ikeda, Kenji Minatoya, Ryuzo Sakata
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may induce systemic inflammatory responses causing acute lung injury. Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rTM) is reported to attenuate the secretion of inflammatory cytokines and the high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, which is critical in controlling systemic inflammation and apoptosis. We investigated the protective effects of rTM on CPB-induced lung injury in a rat model. METHODS: Eighteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: sham, control (CPB alone), and rTM (CPB + rTM)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643816/-budd-chiari-syndrome-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-an-adolescent
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Federico Marchetti, Martina Mainetti, Michela Giovannini, Cristina Morelli
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) there is an increased incidence of thromboembolic events. We report a case of a female, age 14, with a 6 months history of diarrhea with occasional presence of red blood and with a very distended abdomen with evident ascites. The diagnosis was Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Therapy with subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin, methylprednisolone, mesalazine was started. Clinical and radiological features quickly improved. No thrombophilia abnormality nor other risk factor for thrombosis were detected...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641794/time-to-furosemide-treatment-and-mortality-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-heart-failure
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Yuya Matsue, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Kuroda, Takahiro Okumura, Keisuke Kida, Atsushi Mizuno, Shogo Oishi, Yasutaka Inuzuka, Eiichi Akiyama, Ryuichi Matsukawa, Kota Kato, Satoshi Suzuki, Takashi Naruke, Kenji Yoshioka, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Yuichi Baba, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Koji Murai, Kazuo Mizutani, Kazuki Yoshida, Takeshi Kitai
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a life-threatening disease requiring urgent treatment, including a recommendation for immediate initiation of loop diuretics. OBJECTIVES: The authors prospectively evaluated the association between time-to-diuretic treatment and clinical outcome. METHODS: REALITY-AHF (Registry Focused on Very Early Presentation and Treatment in Emergency Department of Acute Heart Failure) was a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study that primarily aimed to assess the association between time to loop diuretic treatment and clinical outcome in patients with AHF admitted through the emergency department (ED)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641607/the-use-of-nesiritide-in-patients-with-critical-cardiac-disease
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Ronald A Bronicki, Michele Domico, Paul A Checchia, Curtis E Kennedy, Ayse Akcan-Arikan
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the use of nesiritide in children with critical CHD, pulmonary congestion, and inadequate urine output despite undergoing conventional diuretic therapy. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 11 patients with critical CHD, comprising 18 infusions, each of which occurred during separate hospitalisations. Haemodynamic parameters were assessed, and the stage of acute kidney injury was determined before and throughout the duration of therapy using a standardised definition of acute kidney injury - The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria...
June 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641522/advances-on-ppar%C3%AE-research-in-the-emerging-era-of-precision-medicine
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Pinyi Lu, Zhongming Zhao
BACKGROUND: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) is a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily that functions as a ligand-inducible transcription factor. It regulates glucose and lipid metabolism, immunity, and cellular growth and differentiation. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are potent insulin sensitizers that function by activating PPARs, with a high specificity for PPARγ. Due to their ability to preserve pancreatic beta cell function and reduce insulin resistance, TZDs have become one of the most prescribed classes of medications for type 2 diabetes (T2D) since their approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and initial use in 1997...
June 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640148/restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-after-hip-or-knee-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tianli Mao, Fuqiang Gao, Jun Han, Wei Sun, Wanshou Guo, Zirong Li, Weiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are commonly used in surgical patients, but accompanied by many risks such as metabolic derangement, and allergic and febrile reactions. Indications for transfusion in patients after hip or knee surgery have not been definitively evaluated and remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the benefits and harms of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies in patients after hip or knee surgery. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant studies through September 2015...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639874/compression-treatment-of-pelvic-congestion-syndrome
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S G Gavrilov, A V Karalkin, O O Turischeva
Aim To study the influence of compression treatment on clinical manifestations and venous hemodynamics of the pelvis in patients with pelvic congestion syndrome. Materials and methods A prospective study of the various options and modes of compression treatment was carried out and included 74 patients with pelvic congestion syndrome in 2008-2015. The patients were divided into three groups. The first group consisted of 48 patients with symptoms of pelvic congestion syndrome and chronic pelvic pain. They used Class II compression shorts...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638891/effect-of-astragaloside-on-vitamin-d-receptor-expression-after-endothelin-1-induced-cardiomyocyte-injury
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Chen Yunzhi, Chen Jiaxu, Gao Jie, Chai Yihui, Li Wen, Qin Zhong
BACKGROUND: Astragaloside, which is one of the main components of Astragalus membranaceus, has been widely used in the treatment of congestive heart failure in China, and it can protect cardiomyocytes. Its mechanism of action remains unclear. Therefore, the present study was carried out to investigate the influence of astragaloside on rat cardiomyocytes stimulated with endothelin-1 (ET-1), and explored the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ET-1 was used to stimulate primary rat cardiomyocytes and establish a cardiomyocyte hypertrophy model...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638571/prevalence-of-qt-prolongation-and-associated-lvef-changes-in-diabetic-patients-over-a-four-year-retrospective-time-period
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Zhongju Lu, Lloyd Lense, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Shah, Ying Luu, Lucien Cardinal, Joan Faro, Alan Kaell
Aim: To evaluate the prevalence and longitudinal changes of prolonged QTc in DM patients admitted to our community hospital, and to determine, if any, its correlation with changes of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients with Type 1 (T1DM) and Type 2 (T2DM) with at least two admissions during a four-year period was performed to identify QTc interval, and LVEF, as measured on transthoracic echocardiogram. Changes in QTc and LVEF between patient hospital admissions were compared...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637706/endothelial-mineralocorticoid-receptor-contributes-to-systolic-dysfunction-induced-by-pressure-overload-without-modulating-cardiac-hypertrophy-or-inflammation
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Ane M Salvador, M Elizabeth Moss, Mark Aronovitz, Kathleen B Mueller, Robert M Blanton, Iris Z Jaffe, Pilar Alcaide
Heart Failure (HF) is associated with increased circulating levels of aldosterone and systemic inflammation. Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonists block aldosterone action and decrease mortality in patients with congestive HF However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of MR antagonists remain unclear. MR is expressed in all cell types in the heart, including the endothelial cells (EC), in which aldosterone induces the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1)...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637002/associations-of-high-altitude-polycythemia-with-polymorphisms-in-epha2-and-agt-in-chinese-han-and-tibetan-populations
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Lijun Liu, Yao Zhang, Zhiying Zhang, Yiduo Zhao, Xiaowei Fan, Lifeng Ma, Yuan Zhang, Haijin He, Longli Kang
High altitude polycythemia (HAPC) refers to the long-term living in the plateau of the hypoxia environment is not accustomed to cause red blood cell hyperplasia. The pathological changes are mainly the various organs and tissue congestion, blood stasis and hypoxia damage. Although chronic hypoxia is the main cause of HAPC, the related molecular mechanisms remain largely unclear. This study aims to explore the genetic basis of HAPC in the Chinese Han and Tibetan populations. We enrolled 100 patients (70 Han, 30 Tibetan) with HAPC and 100 healthy control subjects (30 Han, 70 Tibetan)...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636749/annual-direct-medical-costs-associated-with-diabetes-related-complications-in-the-event-year-and-in-subsequent-years-in-hong-kong
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F Jiao, C K H Wong, S C W Tang, C S C Fung, K C B Tan, S McGhee, R Gangwani, C L K Lam
AIM: To develop models to estimate the direct medical costs associated with diabetes-related complicationsin the event year and in subsequent years. METHODS: The public direct medical costs associated with 13 diabetes-related complications were estimated among a cohort of 128 353 people with diabetes over 5 years. Private direct medical costs were estimated from a cross-sectional survey among 1825 people with diabetes. We used panel data regression with fixed effects to investigate the impact of each complication on direct medical costs in the event year and subsequent years, adjusting for age and co-existing complications...
June 21, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636737/is-there-an-association-between-migraine-and-allergic-rhinitis
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Işıl Adadan Güvenç, Mustafa Acar, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Nagehan Erdogmus Kucukcan, Cemal Cingi
We conducted a prospective study to evaluate nasal signs and symptoms and to perform allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing to investigate the relationship between migraine and allergic rhinitis. Our study group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed with migraine-22 men and 18 women, aged 21 to 38 years (mean: 25.7). We compared their findings with a control group of 40 healthy adults-15 men and 25 women, aged 19 to 36 years (mean: 25.1). Allergen-specific IgE measurements were obtained with six groups of allergens: fungi, grass pollens, tree pollens, wild herbs, house dust mite 1, and house dust mite 2...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635208/association-of-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-presenting-with-influenza-like-illness-or-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-with-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Jawad Khan, Usama Usama
Clinical judgement and suspicion of influenza based on signs and symptoms of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory illness are critical for better patient outcome. Whether clinical characteristics of patients are associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and PCR positivity of samples was the aim of this study. We included all patients (n=37) presenting with influenza like illness (ILI) or severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) to a tertiary care hospital in northwest Pakistan during December 2015 until the end of January 2016...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633877/epithelial-proteome-profiling-suggests-essential-role-of-interferon-inducible-proteins-in-allergic-rhinitis
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Joseph Ndika, Liisa Airaksinen, Hille Suojalehto, Piia Karisola, Nanna Fyhrquist, Anne Puustinen, Harri Alenius
BACKGROUND: Seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) as a result of intermittent exposure to seasonal pollen, causes itching, nasal congestion and repeated sneezing, with profound effects on the quality of life, work productivity and school performance. While both the genotype and environmental factors may contribute to the immunological basis of allergic reactions, the molecular underpinnings associated with the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis are not entirely clear. METHODS: To address these questions, nasal epithelial brushings were collected from 29 SAR and 31 Control individuals during and after the pollen season...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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