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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741841/pulmonary-valve-opening-with-two-rotary-left-ventricular-assist-devices-for-biventricular-support
#1
Eric L Wu, Frank Nestler, Matthias Kleinheyer, Michael C Stevens, Jo P Pauls, John F Fraser, Shaun D Gregory
Right ventricular failure is a common complication associated with rotary left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. Currently, there is no clinically approved long-term rotary right ventricular assist device (RVAD). Instead, clinicians have implanted a second rotary LVAD as RVAD in biventricular support. To prevent pulmonary hypertension, the RVAD must be operated by either reducing pump speed or banding the outflow graft. These modes differ in hydraulic performance, which may affect the pulmonary valve opening (PVO) and subsequently cause fusion, valvular insufficiency, and thrombus formation...
July 25, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741664/in-vitro-evaluation-of-an-immediate-response-starling-like-controller-for-dual-rotary-blood-pumps
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741094/systolic-function-of-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-is-a-better-predictor-to-exercise-performance-after-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
#3
Jianhua Li, Shuhua Luo, Fei Liu, Qi An
Debate on the proper timing of pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot is still continuing. We aim to clarify how the different components of right ventricle (RV) changed with relieved volume overload in the remodeling process after pulmonary valve replacement and gain a clear idea of the relationship between different right ventricle components function and exercise capacity after PVR in these patients. The medical records and results of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and cardiopulmonary exercise testing of 25 consecutive eligible patients were reviewed...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740625/pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-corrected-tetralogy-of-fallot
#4
Fotios M Mitropoulos, Meletios A Kanakis, Christos Ntellos, Constantinos Loukas, Periklis Davlouros, Theophili Kousi, Andrew C Chatzis
Introduction: Development of pulmonary insufficiency in patients with surgically corrected tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) may lead to severe right heart failure with serious consequences. We herein present our experience with pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in these patients. Methods: From 2005-2013, 99 consecutive patients (71 males/28 females, mean age 38±8 years), underwent PVR after 7 to 40 (mean 29 ± 8) years from the initial correction. Seventy nine of the symptomatic patients presented in NYHA II, 14 in III and 2 in IV...
2017: Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736291/clinical-and-hemodynamic-correlates-and-prognostic-value-of-ve-vco2-slope-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
#5
Sebastiaan H C Klaassen, Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Kevin Damman, P van der Meer, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis, Dirk J van Veldhuisen
BACKGROUND: Impaired exercise capacity is one of the hallmarks of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), but the clinical and hemodynamic correlates and prognostic value of exercise testing in patients with HFpEF is unknown. METHODS: Patients with HFpEF (Left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≥ 45%) and pulmonary hypertension, underwent cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPX) to measure maximal (peak VO2) and sub maximal (ventilatory equivalent for carbon dioxide [VE/VCO2] slope) exercise capacity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733445/enhanced-no-dependent-pulmonary-vasodilation-limits-increased-vasoconstrictor-sensitivity-in-neonatal-chronic-hypoxia
#6
Joshua R Sheak, Laura Weise-Cross, Ray J deKay, Benjimen R Walker, Nikki L Jernigan, Thomas C Resta
Augmented vasoconstrictor reactivity is thought to play an important role in the development of chronic hypoxia (CH)-induced neonatal pulmonary hypertension (pHTN). However, whether this response to CH results from pulmonary endothelial dysfunction and reduced NO-mediated vasodilation is not well understood. We hypothesized that neonatal CH enhances basal tone and pulmonary vasoconstrictor sensitivity by limiting NO-dependent pulmonary vasodilation. To test this hypothesis, we assessed effects of the NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor N(w)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) on baseline pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and vasoconstrictor sensitivity to the thromboxane mimetic U-46619 in saline-perfused lungs (in situ) from 2-wk-old control and CH (12 day exposure, 0...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729396/acute-volume-loading-exacerbates-direct-ventricular-interaction-in-a-model-of-copd
#7
William Spencer Cheyne, Alexandra Mackenzie Williams, Megan I Harper, Neil Derek Eves
Volume loading increases left ventricular (LV) stroke volume (LVSV) through series interaction but may paradoxically reduce LVSV in the presence of large increases in right ventricular (RV) afterload due to direct ventricular interaction (DVI). RV afterload is often increased in COPD as a result of pathological changes to respiratory mechanics, namely increased negative intrathoracic pressure (nITP), dynamic lung hyperinflation (DH) and increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). These hallmarks of COPD negatively impact LV hemodynamics in normovolemia...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723368/definition-of-success-after-surgery-for-female-stress-incontinence-or-voiding-dysfunction-an-attempt-at-standardization
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Maude E Carmel, Donna Y Deng, Tamsin J Greenwell, Philippe E Zimmern
CONTEXT: There is currently no standardized definition of success for surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and voiding dysfunction (VD) in women. OBJECTIVE: To review the use of outcome measures (OMs) and definitions of success in the literature on SUI and VD surgery in women in an attempt to provide recommendations for future publications. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A PubMed search of all English language full-text articles on SUI and VD surgery in women published between 2010 and 2015 was performed...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721481/changes-in-voiding-function-after-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy-for-advanced-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-cohort-study-of-76-cases
#9
Xiao-Chen Song, Lan Zhu, Shuo Liang, Tao Xu
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We evaluated changes in voiding function at 3 months after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) for advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) patients and identified risk predictors for postoperative voiding dysfunction. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with advanced POP who underwent LSC were enrolled in this retrospective cohort study. Pre- and postoperative objective voiding function was assessed by uroflowmetry plus postvoid residual (PVR) volumes...
July 18, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721281/safety-and-efficacy-of-tamsulosin-alfuzosin-or-silodosin-as-monotherapy-for-luts-in-bph-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
#10
Chikka Moga Siddaiah Manohar, Mahadevappa Nagabhushana, Vilvapathy Senguttuvan Karthikeyan, Ramachandra Pudakalkatti Sanjay, Ananth Janardhan Kamath, Ramaiah Keshavamurthy
INTRODUCTION: Currently alpha1-adrenoceptor blockers (AB) are widely used as first-line therapy to improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We compared the efficacy and safety profile of tamsulosin, alfuzosin and silodosin in LUTS due to BPH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive consenting male patients (N = 269) undergoing medical management of BPH with AB from February 2012 to October 2015 were enrolled. Patients were randomized to a 0...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719670/suppressive-effect-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#11
Ryo Matoba, Yuki Morizane, Yusuke Shiode, Masayuki Hirano, Shinichiro Doi, Shinji Toshima, Ryoichi Araki, Mika Hosogi, Tomoko Yonezawa, Fumio Shiraga
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells plays a central role in the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key regulator of energy homeostasis, on the EMT in RPE cells. In this study, EMT-associated formation of cellular aggregates was induced by co-stimulation of cultured ARPE-19 cells with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α (10 ng/ml) and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2 (5 ng/ml)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717881/a-retrospective-comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-and-iloprost-in-post-bypass-pulmonary-hypertension
#12
Kassiani Theodoraki, Apostolos Thanopoulos, Panagiota Rellia, Evangelos Leontiadis, Dimitrios Zarkalis, Konstantinos Perreas, Theophani Antoniou
During cardiac operations, weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may prove challenging as a result of superimposed acute right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effect of inhaled milrinone versus inhaled iloprost in patients with persistent pulmonary hypertension following discontinuation of CPB. Eighteen patients with elevated PVR post-bypass were administered inhaled milrinone at a cumulative dose of 50 μg kg(-1)...
July 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717543/outcome-analysis-of-transurethral-resection-versus-potassium-titanyl-phosphate-photo-selective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-for-the-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-4-years-follow-up
#13
Bimalesh Purkait, Rahul Janak Sinha, Krishna Swamy A Srinivas, Ankur Bansal, Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Vishwajeet Singh
OBJECTIVE: Photovaporization of prostate (PVP) is a newer surgical modality of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is gaining importance recently. There are a few randomized controlled trials that showed safety and efficacy of PVP in comparison with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) with limited follow-up period (<2 years). Here, we are presenting a comparative study performed on potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) PVP laser versus TURP for the treatment of BPH with long-term follow-up period...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715581/incidence-and-factors-influencing-retinal-displacement-in-eyes-treated-for-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-with-vitrectomy-and-gas-or-silicone-oil
#14
Roberto dell'Omo, Andrea Scupola, Davide Viggiano, Maria Grazia Sammarco, Serena De Turris, Mario R Romano, Gabriela Grimaldi, Ermanno dell'Omo, Ciro Costagliola
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to study the incidence and factors influencing retinal displacement in eyes treated for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and gas or silicone oil. Methods: This was a prospective observational case series. One hundred twenty-five eyes with macula-off RRD from 125 patients underwent 25-gauge PPV at two vitreoretinal institutional practices. Eyes without proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) or PVR grade A were tamponated with sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas, whereas eyes with PVR grade B received 1000 centistokes silicone oil (SO)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714905/effects-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-epa-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-on-fetal-pulmonary-circulation-an-experimental-study-in-fetal-lambs
#15
Dyuti Sharma, Estelle Aubry, Thavarak Ouk, Ali Houeijeh, Véronique Houfflin-Debarge, Rémi Besson, Philippe Deruelle, Laurent Storme
Background: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) causes significant morbidity and mortality in neonates. n-3 Poly-unsaturated fatty acids have vasodilatory properties in the perinatal lung. We studied the circulatory effects of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fetal sheep and in fetal pulmonary arterial rings. Methods: At 128 days of gestation, catheters were placed surgically in fetal systemic and pulmonary circulation, and a Doppler probe around the left pulmonary artery (LPA)...
July 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708591/an-improved-nerve-sparing-radical-hysterectomy-technique-for-cervical-cancer-using-the-paravesico-vaginal-space-as-a-new-surgical-landmark
#16
Yuqin Zhang, Tingyan Shi, Sheng Yin, Sining Ma, Di Shi, Jun Guan, Libing Xiang, Yang Liu, Yulan Ren, Deyan Tan, Rongyu Zang
Bladder dysfunction remains a major postoperative challenge for early stage cervical cancer patients. The present prospective phase 2 trial in patients with stage IB1 and IIA1 cervical cancer follows up on our previous, unpublished work describing a new surgical landmark, the paravesico-vaginal space. We describe a novel nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy (NSRH) approach to treat early stage cervical cancer without compromising local control rate or survival. Between September 2015 and August 2016, 49 patients were enrolled to receive NSRH...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706757/biological-involvement-of-micrornas-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
#17
REVIEW
Hiroki Kaneko, Hiroko Terasaki
Even with a high surgical success rate for retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) supported by the robust improvement in vitrectomy surgery and its related devices, certain questions still remain for the pathogenesis and treatment of PVR. One of the important biological events in PVR is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. MicroRNAs are noncoding, small, single-strand RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression and have essential roles in homeostasis and pathogenesis in many diseases...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705306/riociguat-for-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-usefulness-of-transitioning-from-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitor
#18
Keiko Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Tanabe, Rika Suda, Akane Sasaki, Akane Matsumura, Ryogo Ema, Hajime Kasai, Fumiaki Kato, Ayumi Sekine, Rintaro Nishimura, Takayuki Jujo, Toshihiko Sugiura, Ayako Shigeta, Seiichiro Sakao, Koichiro Tatsumi
BACKGROUND: Riociguat, the first approved drug for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), is a soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) Stimulator. It directly stimulates sGC independently of nitric oxide (NO) and increases sGC sensitivity for NO. The safety and efficacy of transitioning from a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) to riociguat is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-three patients were prospectively enrolled: 8 symptomatic patients with inadequate clinical responses to PDE5i were changed to riociguat (transitioned group); 15 started riociguat anew (new or add-on group)...
July 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702716/can-the-pulmonary-artery-wedge-pressure-be-used-reliably-as-a-surrogate-for-the-left-atrial-mean-pressure-in-pre-fontan-evaluation
#19
Bassel Mohammad Nijres, Ra-Id Abdulla, Sawsan Awad, Joshua Murphy
The correlation between mean pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) and left atrial mean pressure (LAMP) has been poorly studied in patients with single ventricle (SV) physiology (Bernstein et al. in Pediatr Cardiol 33: 15-20 2012). The aim of this study is to determine if the PAWP can be used safely as a surrogate to the LAMP to calculate the pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) during the pre-Fontan evaluation. Also, we aimed to understand if the presence of significant systemic-to-pulmonary collaterals (SPCs) is a confounding factor for accurate estimation of the LAMP...
July 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697893/mechanical-valves-in-the-pulmonary-position-an-international-retrospective-analysis
#20
Hanna Pragt, Joost P van Melle, Hoda Javadikasgari, Dong Man Seo, John M Stulak, Igor Knez, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Muñoz-Guijosa, Mahyar G Dehaki, Hong Ju Shin, Joseph A Dearani, Maziar G Dehaki, Petronella G Pieper, Christine Eulenburg, Laura Dos, Tjark Ebels
OBJECTIVE: Life expectancy of patients with congenital heart disease has improved over the past decades, increasing the need for a durable pulmonary prosthetic valve. Biological valves in various forms have become the valve of choice for pulmonary valve replacement (PVR), but structural valve deterioration is unavoidable in the long term. Use of a mechanical valve could be an alternative, but data on long-term outcomes are sparse. METHODS: We retrospectively collected and analyzed data on 364 patients with mechanical valves implanted in the pulmonary position between 1965 and 2014...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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