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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910583/robust-analysis-of-trends-in-noisy-tokamak-confinement-data-using-geodesic-least-squares-regression
#2
G Verdoolaege, A Shabbir, G Hornung
Regression analysis is a very common activity in fusion science for unveiling trends and parametric dependencies, but it can be a difficult matter. We have recently developed the method of geodesic least squares (GLS) regression that is able to handle errors in all variables, is robust against data outliers and uncertainty in the regression model, and can be used with arbitrary distribution models and regression functions. We here report on first results of application of GLS to estimation of the multi-machine scaling law for the energy confinement time in tokamaks, demonstrating improved consistency of the GLS results compared to standard least squares...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909859/sofa-score-and-left-ventricular-systolic-function-as-predictors-of-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-sepsis
#3
Francesca Innocenti, Vittorio Palmieri, Aurelia Guzzo, Valerio Teodoro Stefanone, Chiara Donnini, Riccardo Pini
In a group of septic patients, we assess the short-term prognostic value of LV systolic performance, evaluated through conventional left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular global longitudinal strain (LV GLS). One hundred forty-seven patients with sepsis were recruited; LVEF by planimetry and peak GLS by 2D speckle tracking could be assessed within 24 h. The study population was stratified according to SOFA tertiles assessed at the time of the echocardiogram (G1: SOFA score <5; G2: SOFA score 5-7; G3: SOFA score >7)...
December 1, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902968/selenite-inhibits-glutamine-metabolism-and-induces-apoptosis-by-regulating-gls1-protein-degradation-via-apc-c-cdh1-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#4
Junzhang Zhao, Rui Zhou, Kaiyuan Hui, Yang Yang, QiuYue Zhang, Yali Ci, Lei Shi, Caimin Xu, Fang Huang, Yu Hu
Glutaminolysis is important for metabolism and biosynthesis of cancer cells, and GLS is essential in the process. Selenite is widely regarded as a chemopreventive agent against cancer risk. Emerging evidence suggests that it also has chemotherapeutic potential in various cancer types, but the mechanism remains elusive. We demonstrate for the first time that supranutritional dose of selenite suppresses glutaminolysis by promoting GLS1 protein degradation and apoptosis. Mechanistically, selenite promotes association of APC/C-CDH1 with GLS1 and leads to GLS1 degradation by ubiquitination, this process is related to induction of PTEN expression...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886611/inter-and-intraobserver-consistency-in-lv-myocardial-strain-measurement-using-a-novel-multi-layer-technique-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-and-preserved-lv-ejection-fraction
#5
Koya Ozawa, Nobusada Funabashi, Tomoko Kamata, Yoshio Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: A new transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) technique allows multi-layer measurement of left ventricular (LV), endocardial, epicardial, and whole layer myocardial strain. We evaluated interobserver and intraobserver TTE reproducibility for 2D LV global longitudinal (GLS) and circumferential strain (GCS) estimates using data from severe aortic stenosis (AS) subjects with preserved LV ejection fraction (EF). METHODS: Twenty severe AS subjects (11 male; mean age, 75±7years; LV EF >50%) underwent TTE (Vivid E9, GE Healthcare)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883973/left-ventricular-adaptation-after-tavi-evaluated-by-conventional-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#6
Zisis Dimitriadis, Smita Scholtz, Stephan Ensminger, Marcus Wiemer, Thomas Fischbach, Werner Scholtz, Cornelia Piper, Jochen Börgermann, Thomas Bitter, Dieter Horstkotte, Lothar Faber
OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to evaluate myocardial adaption and outcome after transfemoral aortic valve implantation (TAVI TF) for severe aortic stenosis by LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and speckle tracking analysis. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 168 patients who underwent TAVI TF between 2010 and 2013 in our institution, n=95 with a follow-up period ≥3months were included and grouped (G) according to baseline left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF; G1: LVEF<40%, G2: 40%-55%, G3: >55%)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878628/global-deformation-parameters-response-to-exercise-in-adolescents-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
#7
Timur Mese, Baris Guven, Murat Muhtar Yilmazer, Mustafa Demirol, Şenay Çoban, Cem Karadeniz
Exercise stress echocardiography is rarely used in the follow-up of children with congenital heart disease following surgical repair. There are no data on global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global circumferential strain (GCS) during exercise in adolescents with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate GLS and GCS using speckle tracking two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-STE) at rest and during exercise in adolescents with repaired TOF. Twenty patients with repaired TOF and 20 controls were included...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878406/diagnostic-value-of-layer-specific-global-longitudinal-strain-during-adenosine-stress-in-patients-suspected-of-coronary-artery-disease
#8
June A Ejlersen, Steen H Poulsen, Jesper Mortensen, Ole May
Speckle tracking global longitudinal strain (GLS) from dobutamine stress echocardiography (SE) predicts coronary artery disease (CAD). The diagnostic value of GLS from vasodilator SE and the additional value of layer-specific speckle tracking analysis are unclear. We explored the usefulness of layer-specific GLS and non-layer-specific strain (automated functional imaging, AFI) from adenosine SE. The included 132 patients (67% male, 62.6 (9.0) years), of which 46 (35%) had CAD defined as ≥1 stenosis ≥70% (≥50% in the left main), underwent adenosine SE and invasive coronary angiography...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873127/radiotherapy-induced-global-and-regional-differences-in-early-stage-left-sided-versus-right-sided-breast-cancer-patients-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Suvi Sirkku Tuohinen, Tanja Skyttä, Tuija Poutanen, Heini Huhtala, Vesa Virtanen, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pekka Raatikainen
Radiotherapy (RT) to the thoracic region increases late cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The impact of breast cancer laterality on cardiac function is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to compare RT-induced changes in left-sided and right-sided breast cancer patients using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). Sixty eligible patients with left-sided breast cancer and 20 with right-sided breast cancer without chemotherapy were evaluated prospectively before and early after RT. A comprehensive echocardiographic examination included three dimensional measurements and STE of the left ventricle (LV)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866031/aortopathy-in-adults-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-has-a-negative-impact-on-the-left-ventricle
#10
Yumi Shiina, Tomoaki Murakami, Naoto Kawamatsu, Koichiro Niwa
BACKGROUND: Aortic pressure wave reflection is significantly elevated in patients with congenital heart disease, even in children. Excessive aortic pressure wave reflection provokes cardiovascular events. AIM: To assess the influences of the enhanced pressure wave reflection on the left ventricle (LV) in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: Prospectively, 51 consecutive adults with repaired TOF (35.5±11.6yrs., 25 males) were enrolled and non-invasively assessed the pressure wave reflection using HEM 9000AI...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865184/changes-of-left-ventricular-mechanics-after-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-for-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-tissue-tracking-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
#11
Gaetano Nucifora, John-Paul Tantiongco, Gareth Crouch, Jayme Bennetts, Ajay Sinhal, Phillip J Tully, Craig Bradbrook, Robert A Baker, Joseph B Selvanayagam
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) mechanics are impaired in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). The aim of the present study was to assess their changes early and late after trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) tissue-tracking imaging. METHODS: In 59 patients with severe AS undergoing either TAVI (n=35) or surgical AVR (n=24), CMR with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging was performed before and early post-procedure to evaluate LV function and mass, and presence/extent of LGE...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862526/systems-genetics-reveals-a-transcriptional-network-associated-with-susceptibility-in-the-maize-gray-leaf-spot-pathosystem
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Nanette Christie, Alexander A Myburg, Fourie Joubert, Shane L Murray, Maryke Carstens, Yao-Cheng Lin, Jacqueline Meyer, Bridget G Crampton, Shawn A Christensen, Jean F Ntuli, Sara S Wighard, Yves Van de Peer, Dave K Berger
We used a systems genetics approach to elucidate molecular mechanisms of maize responses to gray leaf spot (GLS) disease, caused by Cercospora zeina, a threat to maize production globally. Expression analysis of earleaf samples in a sub-tropical maize RIL population (CML444 X SC Malawi) subjected in field to C. zeina infection allowed detection of 20,206 expression QTLs (eQTL). Four trans-eQTL hotspots coincided with GLS disease QTLs mapped in the same field experiment. Co-expression network analysis identified three expression modules correlated with GLS disease scores...
November 12, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858487/probing-for-the-presence-of-glucosinolates-in-three-drypetes-spp-drypetes-euryodes-hiern-hutch-drypetes-gossweileri-s-moore-drypetes-laciniata-hutch-and-two-rinorea-spp-rinorea-subintegrifolia-o-ktze-and-rinorea-woermanniana-b%C3%A3-ttner-engl-from-gabon
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Sabine Montaut, Gina R De Nicola, Huguette Agnaniet, Yves Issembe, Patrick Rollin, Chantal Menut
Drypetes euryodes (Hiern) Hutch., Drypetes gossweileri S. Moore, Drypetes laciniata Hutch. (Putranjivaceae), Rinorea subintegrifolia O. Ktze, and Rinorea woermanniana (Büttner) Engl. (Violaceae) from Gabon were probed for the presence of glucosinolates (GLs). When present, the GLs were identified and quantified by HPLC analysis. 2-Hydroxy-2-methyl GL (1) was the major GL in the cork of D. euryodes. Moreover, 4-hydroxybenzyl GL (2) was the major GL in the seed of D. gossweileri whereas the bark contained 2 as the minor GL and benzyl GL (3) was the major one...
February 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848154/jasmonic-acid-and-ethylene-signaling-pathways-regulate-glucosinolate-levels-in-plants-during-rhizobacteria-induced-systemic-resistance-against-a-leaf-chewing-herbivore
#14
Nurmi Pangesti, Michael Reichelt, Judith E van de Mortel, Eleni Kapsomenou, Jonathan Gershenzon, Joop J A van Loon, Marcel Dicke, Ana Pineda
Beneficial soil microbes can promote plant growth and induce systemic resistance (ISR) in aboveground tissues against pathogens and herbivorous insects. Despite the increasing interest in microbial-ISR against herbivores, the underlying molecular and chemical mechanisms of this phenomenon remain elusive. Using Arabidopsis thaliana and the rhizobacterium Pseudomonas simiae WCS417r (formerly known as P. fluorescens WCS417r), we here evaluate the role of the JA-regulated MYC2-branch and the JA/ET-regulated ORA59-branch in modulating rhizobacteria-ISR to Mamestra brassicae by combining gene transcriptional, phytochemical, and herbivore performance assays...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Chemical Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848133/sociopolitical-and-economic-elements-to-explain-the-environmental-performance-of-countries
#15
Thiago Alexandre das Neves Almeida, Isabel-María García-Sánchez
The present research explains environmental performance using an ecological composite index as the dependent variable and focusing on two national dimensions: sociopolitical characteristics and economics. Environmental performance is measured using the Composite Index of Environmental Performance (CIEP) indicator proposed by García-Sánchez et al. (2015). The first model performs a factor analysis to aggregate the variables according to each analyzed dimension. In the second model, the estimation is run using only single variables...
November 15, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845956/the-association-of-night-time-systolic-blood-pressure-with-ultrasound-markers-of-subclinical-cardiac-and-vascular-disease
#16
Anne Marie O'Flynn, Emily Ho, Eamon Dolan, Ronan J Curtin, Patricia M Kearney
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to examine the association of night-time systolic blood pressure (BP) with subclinical cardiac dysfunction measured by global longitudinal strain (GLS) and subclinical vascular damage measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and carotid plaques. METHODS: GLS was measured by speckle-tracking analysis of echocardiogram images. CIMT was measured at the distal 1 cm of the common carotid artery. The presence of carotid plaques was recorded...
November 11, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836307/early-detection-of-cardiac-involvement-in-sarcoidosis-with-2-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#17
Elie-Dan Schouver, Pamela Moceri, Denis Doyen, Nathalie Tieulie, Viviane Queyrel, Delphine Baudouy, Pierre Cerboni, Pierre Gibelin, Sylvie Leroy, Jean-Gabriel Fuzibet, Emile Ferrari
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is associated with high morbidity and sudden death. The absence of specific symptoms and lack of diagnostic gold standard technique is challenging. New imaging methods could improve the diagnosis of CS. The aim of our study was to assess the role of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and circumferential strain as estimated by 2D speckle-tracking imaging in patients with diagnosed sarcoidosis without cardiac involvement according to the current guidelines...
October 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831645/inhibition-of-mir-23-protects-myocardial-function-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-restoration-of-glutamine-metabolism
#18
Y Kou, W-T Zheng, Y-R Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial disorders caused by ischemia/reperfusion (IR) continue to be among the most frequent causes of debilitating disease and death. The contribution of cellular metabolism through the production of metabolic intermediates during IR has been increasingly investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, by using a rat IR injury model, we reported that the expression of microRNA miR-23 was induced by IR. In contrast, the glutamine metabolism was suppressed during IR...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825779/glutamine-is-required-for-red-spotted-grouper-nervous-necrosis-virus-replication-via-replenishing-the-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle
#19
Muhammad Asim, Sanjie Jiang, Lizhu Yi, Wenjie Chen, Lindan Sun, Lijuan Zhao, Muhammad Nasir Khan Khattak, Jiagang Tu, Li Lin
Glutamine, one of the most important nutrients, plays a vital role in carbon metabolic pathway and has been reported to be required for the replication of several human DNA viruses. However, whether glutamine is required for RNA virus replication and the related mechanism remains elusive. Nervous necrosis virus (NNV), a positive-stranded RNA virus, can infect a number of important aquatic species and has caused great economic losses in aquaculture industry worldwide. In this study, the effects of glutamine on red-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (RGNNV) replication were investigated...
January 2, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817249/a-prospective-examination-of-the-impact-of-high-levels-of-exercise-training-on-sedentary-behaviour
#20
Ann M Swartz, Nora E Miller, Young Ik Cho, Whitney A Welch, Scott J Strath
: The aim of this study is to determine changes in sedentary behaviour in response to extensive aerobic exercise training. Participants included adults who self-selected to run a marathon. Sedentary behaviour, total activity counts and physical activity (PA) intensity were assessed (Actigraph GT3X) for seven consecutive days during seven assessment periods (-3, -2, and -1 month prior to the marathon, within 2 weeks of the marathon, and +1, +2, and +3 months after the marathon). Models were fitted with multiple imputation data using the STATA mi module...
November 7, 2016: European Journal of Sport Science
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