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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286493/twenty-five-years-of-the-national-academy-of-medical-sciences-of-ukraine-progress-and-priorities-for-future-of-radiation-medicine-and-biology
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D Bazyka
After the creation of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 the Research Center for Radiation Medicine was among the first institutions to join the Academy (fig. 1). Estab lishing the Academy was among the first steps of the independent Ukrainian government and aimed to provide a high level health care for population. It was extremely needed for the minimization of Chornobyl medical consequences. This choice was related to a growing recognition of the scientific research in fulfilling the Сenter's mission - study of the effects of low dose radiation on human body and radiation protection of the exposed population...
December 2017: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251671/heart-failure-following-oncological-treatment
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James Marangou, Andrew Redfern, Tony Haddad, James M Rankin, Girish Dwivedi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to give the reader an up-to-date overview of the progress made in the burgeoning field of cardio-oncology, encompassing oncological treatments conferring risk, prediction strategies to identify patients at risk, imaging and biomarker monitoring for emergent or subclinical toxicity and prevention in primary and secondary settings with a focus on heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: The rapid recent advances in cancer management, particularly with the expansion of targeted and immunotherapies, have led to substantial improvements in outcome, but have also added to the potential causes of cardiac toxicity, which can lead to heart failure...
December 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217664/incidence-diagnosis-and-management-of-qt-prolongation-induced-by-cancer-therapies-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Andreu Porta-Sánchez, Cameron Gilbert, Danna Spears, Eitan Amir, Joyce Chan, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan
BACKGROUND: The cardiovascular complications of cancer therapeutics are the focus of the burgeoning field of cardio-oncology. A common challenge in this field is the impact of cancer drugs on cardiac repolarization (ie, QT prolongation) and the potential risk for the life-threatening arrhythmia torsades de pointes. Although QT prolongation is not a perfect marker of arrhythmia risk, this has become a primary safety metric among oncologists. Cardiologists caring for patients receiving cancer treatment should become familiar with the drugs associated with QT prolongation, its incidence, and appropriate management strategies to provide meaningful consultation in this complex clinical scenario...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211884/impact-of-current-and-past-cancer-history-on-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-kumamoto-university-malignancy-and-atherosclerosis-kuma-study
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Noriaki Tabata, Daisuke Sueta, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Seiji Takashio, Yuichiro Arima, Satoshi Araki, Kenshi Yamanaga, Masanobu Ishii, Kenji Sakamoto, Hisanori Kanazawa, Koichiro Fujisue, Shinsuke Hanatani, Hirofumi Soejima, Seiji Hokimoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Sunao Kojima, Hiroshige Yamabe, Koichi Kaikita, Kenichi Tsujita
Background: As progress is made in successfully treating cancer, there is increasing need to focus on the risk and complexity of treating cardiovascular events in cancer survivors - thus, the field of onco-cardiology/cardio-oncology has emerged. We examined the differential incidence of cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with or without cancer. Methods and Results: Participants were divided into a non-cancer group and a cancer group, which consisted of patients who were receiving or had ever received cancer treatment...
December 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208517/selection-of-the-best-of-2017-on-cardio-oncology-what-should-we-know
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Teresa López-Fernández, Ana Martin-García, Sonia Velasco Del Castillo, Cristina Mitroi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203166/current-status-of-cardio-oncology-in-spain-a-national-multidisciplinary-survey
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Ana Martín-García, Cristina Mitroi, Ramón García Sanz, Ana Santaballa Bertrán, Meritxell Arenas, Teresa López-Fernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201269/cardiac-nonmyocyte-cell-functions-and-crosstalks-in-response-to-cardiotoxic-drugs
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REVIEW
Jessica Gambardella, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino, Daniela Sorriento
The discovery of the molecular mechanisms involved in the cardiac responses to anticancer drugs represents the current goal of cardio-oncology research. The oxidative stress has a pivotal role in cardiotoxic responses, affecting the function of all types of cardiac cells, and their functional crosstalks. Generally, cardiomyocytes are the main target of research studies on cardiotoxicity, but recently the contribution of the other nonmyocyte cardiac cells is becoming of growing interest. This review deals with the role of oxidative stress, induced by anticancer drugs, in cardiac nonmyocyte cells (fibroblasts, vascular cells, and immune cells)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191247/the-implication-of-the-shortage-of-health-workforce-specialist-on-universal-health-coverage-in-kenya
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Mumbo Hazel Miseda, Samuel Odhiambo Were, Cirindi Anne Murianki, Milo Peter Mutuku, Stephen N Mutwiwa
BACKGROUND: Globally, there is an acute shortage of human resources for health (HRH), and the greatest burden is borne by low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa and some parts of Asia. This shortage has not only considerably constrained the achievement of health-related development goals but also impeded accelerated progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). Like any other low-income country, Kenya is experiencing health workforce shortage particularly in specialized healthcare workers to cater for the rapidly growing need for specialized health care (MOH Training Needs Assessment report (2015))...
December 1, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172746/pazopanib-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-leads-to-elevated-mean-arterial-pressures-in-a-murine-model
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Amber Kempton, Cody Justice, Aaron Guo, Matthew Cefalu, Michael Makara, Paul Janssen, Thai H Ho, Sakima A Smith
BACKGROUND: In the setting of metastatic RCC (mRCC), pazopanib is approved as first line therapy. Unfortunately treatment may lead to cardiotoxicity such as hypertension, heart failure, and myocardial ischemia. OBJECTIVE: Define the in vivo role of pazopanib in the development of cardiotoxicity. METHODS: Wild type mice were dosed for 42 days via oral gavage, and separated into control and treatment (pazopanib) groups. Baseline ECG's, echocardiograms, and blood pressures were recorded...
November 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158212/cardiac-toxicity-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-cardio-oncology-meets-immunology
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Gilda Varricchi, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Carlo G Tocchetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135296/-ischaemic-heart-disease-in-cancer-patients-questions-and-problems
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Petra Gulácsi-Bárdos, Miklós Szokol, Mária Lódi, Dániel Czuriga, István Czuriga, István Édes, András Nagy, Balázs Sármán
Cardiovascular and oncologic diseases are the causes of more than 50 percent of mortality in Europe. In 2015 oncologic and cardiovascular mortality reached 70 percent in Hungary. Patients who receive anticancer therapies are at a 2- to 7-fold greater long-term risk of acute coronary syndrome; also concomittant oncologic diseases further increase the mortality of myocardial infarction. Unfortunately there is not enough data concerning cardiovascular treatment of oncologic patients because they were excluded from most of the studies and registries...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119374/review-of-cardiovascular-imaging-in-the-journal-of-nuclear-cardiology-2017-part-1-of-2-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance
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Wael A AlJaroudi, Fadi G Hage
Several original articles and editorials have been published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology in 2017. It has become a tradition at the beginning of each year to summarize some of these key articles in 2 sister reviews. In this first part one, we will discuss some of the progress made in the field of heart failure (cardio-oncology, myocardial blood flow, viability, dyssynchrony, and risk stratification), inflammation, molecular and hybrid imaging using advancement in positron emission tomography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111106/2017-comprehensive-update-of-the-canadian-cardiovascular-society-guidelines-for-the-management-of-heart-failure
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Justin A Ezekowitz, Eileen O'Meara, Michael A McDonald, Howard Abrams, Michael Chan, Anique Ducharme, Nadia Giannetti, Adam Grzeslo, Peter G Hamilton, George A Heckman, Jonathan G Howlett, Sheri L Koshman, Serge Lepage, Robert S McKelvie, Gordon W Moe, Miroslaw Rajda, Elizabeth Swiggum, Sean A Virani, Shelley Zieroth, Abdul Al-Hesayen, Alain Cohen-Solal, Michel D'Astous, Sabe De, Estrellita Estrella-Holder, Stephen Fremes, Lee Green, Haissam Haddad, Karen Harkness, Adrian F Hernandez, Simon Kouz, Marie-Hélène LeBlanc, Frederick A Masoudi, Heather J Ross, Andre Roussin, Bruce Sussex
Since the inception of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society heart failure (HF) guidelines in 2006, much has changed in the care for patients with HF. Over the past decade, the HF Guidelines Committee has published regular updates. However, because of the major changes that have occurred, the Guidelines Committee believes that a comprehensive reassessment of the HF management recommendations is presently needed, with a view to producing a full and complete set of updated guidelines. The primary and secondary Canadian Cardiovascular Society HF panel members as well as external experts have reviewed clinically relevant literature to provide guidance for the practicing clinician...
November 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105670/-application-of-a-shared-interdisciplinary-and-multiprofessional-cardio-oncology-in-hospital-pathway
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Maria Laura Canale, Andrea Camerini, Massimo Magnacca, Jacopo Del Meglio, Alessio Lilli, Sara Donati, Lucia Belli, Stefania Lencioni, Domenico Amoroso, Giancarlo Casolo
The burden of cardiac side effects in oncology patients will dramatically increase in the near future as a result of the widespread use of anticancer agents affecting the cardiovascular system, the general population aging, the heightened attention in the detection of cardiac toxicity and the absolute gain in terms of overall survival. The relationship between cardiologists and oncologists should therefore be closer leading to the definition of cardio-oncology. The increased number of such patients requires the creation of a dedicated patient assistance program in order to guarantee every patient the possibility of an interdisciplinary and multiprofessional approach...
November 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022502/pathophysiological-role-of-mitochondrial-potassium-channels-and-their-modulation-by-drugs
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Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Alma Martelli, Maria Cristina Breschi, Lara Testai
Mitochondria play a central role in ATP-generating processes. Indeed, in mammalian tissues, up to 90% of ATP is generated by mitochondria through the process of oxidative phosphorylation; furthermore, mitochondria are involved in multiple signal transduction pathways. A rapidly expanding body of literature has confirmed that mitochondria play a pivotal role in apoptosis, cardio- and neuro-protection, and various neurodegenerative disorders, ranging from Parkinson's to Alzheimer's disease. It is evident that mitochondria are also the targets of multiple drugs; some of these are exactly designed to influence mitochondrial function, while others have primary targets in other cellular locations but may interact with mitochondria because of the presence of numerous targets on this organelle...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941563/the-role-of-cardio-oncology-in-the-interprofessional-care-of-adult-patients-receiving-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Edith Pituskin, Ian Paterson, Nanette Cox-Kennett, Derek Rothe, Melissa Perri, Harald Becher
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the toxic effects of therapy to the structure and function of the cardiovascular system and the role of the cardio-oncology team in the interprofessional care of adult patients, including current approaches, research findings, and future endeavors DATA SOURCE: Published articles and international cardiology and oncology association guidance documents. CONCLUSION: Although a new field of study, cardio-oncology is a rapidly expanding area of great clinical need...
November 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934410/approach-to-cardio-oncologic-patients-with-special-focus-on-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-planned-for-radiotherapy-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Tatjana S Potpara, Kristina H Haugaa, Jean-Claude Deharo, Antonio Hernandez-Madrid, Maria Del Carmen Exposito Pineda, Marek Kiliszek, Nikolaos Dagres
The aim of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) survey was to evaluate clinical practice regarding cardio-oncologic patients, with special focus on patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) planned for anticancer radiotherapy (RT), among members of the EHRA electrophysiology research network. Of the 36 responding centres, 89% managed patients who were diagnosed or treated oncologically, and this diagnosis affected 1-5% of cardiovascular patients in majority of centres (57%). The main side effects of anticancer therapy in patients treated by cardiologists were thromboembolic complications and left ventricular dysfunction (both reported as 'frequent' by 43% of the centres)...
September 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929270/mode-of-treatment-governs-curcumin-response-on-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity-in-cardiomyoblasts
#18
Aditi Jain, Vibha Rani
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anti-cancer drug with severe reported cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular risks associated with present cancer therapeutics demand urgent attention. There has been a growing interest in naturally occurring compounds to improve the therapeutic index as well as prevent non-tumour tissues from sustaining chemotherapy-induced damages. In the present study, the effects of curcumin, a polyphenol isolated from Curcuma longa and well known for its anti-oxidative, anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory properties, was studied in relation to the Dox-induced cardiotoxicity...
September 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911261/out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire-damage-associated-molecular-patterns-and-cardiovascular-toxicity-following-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Nicole S Klee, Cameron G McCarthy, Patricia Martinez-Quinones, R Clinton Webb
Cardio-oncology is a new and rapidly expanding field that merges cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is an omnipresent side effect of cancer therapy; in fact, it is the second leading cause of death in cancer survivors after recurrent cancer. It has been well documented that many cancer chemotherapeutic agents cause cardiovascular toxicity. Nonetheless, the underlying cause of cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular toxicity is largely unknown. In this review, we discuss the potential role of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) as an underlying contributor to cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular toxicity...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894045/neopterin-as-a-marker-of-cellular-immunological-response
#20
Łukasz Michalak, Magdalena Bulska, Karolina Strząbała, Piotr Szcześniak
Neopterin is a pyrazino-pyrimidine compound that belongs to the pteridine group. It is known to be a biochemical marker associated with cell-mediated immunity. It is produced by human monocytes/macrophages and dendritic cells from guanosine triphosphate (GTP) upon stimulation with interferon gamma (IFNγ), which is released by activated limphocytes Th. Neopterin is a very important clinic parameter, though the physiological role has not been exactly definited thus far. The level of neopterin reflects the stage of activation of the cellular immune system, which is important in the pathogenesis and progression of various diseases...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
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