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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801894/increased-apical-rotation-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-assessed-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging
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Maidar Tumenbayar, Kazuto Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Akihiro Endo, Kazuaki Tanabe
BACKGROUND: Two-dimensional (2D) speckle tracking imaging (STI) is a non-invasive method used to assess subtle changes in left ventricular (LV) function such as strain and rotational dynamics. However, 2D methodology is complicated by issues such as the out-of-plane problem inherent in short-axis imaging. In addition, circumferential rotation contributes to three-dimensional (3D) wall deformations and affects tracking accuracy. By using 3D-STI technique, we evaluated LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) and apical rotation in severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients with preserved LV ejection fraction (EF)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800318/mir-513c-suppresses-neuroblastoma-cell-migration-invasion-and-proliferation-through-direct-targeting-glutaminase-gls
#2
Hong-Liang Xia, Yao Lv, Chun-Wei Xu, Ming-Cui Fu, Ting Zhang, Xiang-Ming Yan, Shu Dai, Qian-Wei Xiong, Yun Zhou, Jian Wang, Xu Cao
Neuroblastoma is a brain malignancy of childhood and accounts for 7-10% of childhood cancers, leading to approximately 15% of pediatric cancer deaths. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of short (about 18-25 nucleotides), noncoding and single stranded endogenous RNAs, which complementarily bind to the 3' untranslated regions of their target genes. Recently, glutamine metabolism has been recognized as an important nutrition source for tumor cells, and hence targeting glutamine metabolism could benefit to development of anti-cancer agents...
July 2, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797723/left-ventricular-global-strain-analysis-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-the-learning-curve
#3
Jonathan Chan, Kenji Shiino, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Joseph Hanna, Robert Chamberlain, Andrew Small, Isabel G Scalia, William Scalia, Akira Yamada, Christian R Hamilton-Craig, Gregory M Scalia, Jose Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: The application of left ventricular (LV) global strain by speckle-tracking is becoming more widespread, with the potential for incorporation into routine clinical echocardiography in selected patients. There are no guidelines or recommendations for the training requirements to achieve competency. The aim of this study was to determine the learning curve for global strain analysis and determine the number of studies that are required for independent reporting. METHODS: Three groups of novice observers (cardiology fellows, cardiac sonographers, medical students) received the same standardized training module prior to undertaking retrospective global strain analysis on 100 patients over a period of 3 months...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797105/regulation-of-hepatic-stellate-cell-proliferation-and-activation-by-glutamine-metabolism
#4
Jiang Li, Mohammed Ghazwani, Ke Liu, Yixian Huang, Na Chang, Jie Fan, Fengtian He, Liying Li, Shizhong Bu, Wen Xie, Xiaochao Ma, Song Li
Liver fibrosis is the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins, which is mainly caused by accumulation of activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). The mechanisms of activation and proliferation of HSCs, two key events after liver damage, have been studied for many years. Here we report a novel pathway to control HSCs by regulating glutamine metabolism. We demonstrated that the proliferation of HSCs is critically dependent on glutamine that is used to generate α-ketoglutarate (α-KG) and non-essential amino acid (NEAA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795671/-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging-in-assessing-the-left-ventricular-systolic-function-and-its-dynamic-changes-of-patients-with-septic-shock
#5
Fei Yang, Yong Chen, Ruiqiang Zheng, Yong Ma, Haidi Yu, Wenjuan Zhang, Yang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early and dynamic changes of the left ventricular systolic function of patients with septic shock by two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI), and to provide guidance for treatment and prognosis. METHODS: Fifty-eight septic shock patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Subei People's Hospital from January 2016 to April 2017 were enrolled. The septic shock patients were given early fluid resuscitation. The left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), early diastolic mitral flow velocity/early diastolic mitral annular peak velocity (E/Em) were obtained by conventional echocardiography, and the left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global radial strain (GRS) were obtained by 2D-STI before fluid resuscitation and 1, 3, 7, 14 days after fluid resuscitation...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792139/sarpogrelate-based-triple-antiplatelet-therapy-improved-left-ventricular-systolic-function-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-retrospective-study
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Jae Hyuk Choi, Jung Rae Cho, Sang Min Park, Kunal Bikram Shaha, Floyd Pierres, Tserendavaa Sumiya, Kwang Jin Chun, Min Kyung Kang, Seonghoon Choi, Namho Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the potential benefit of a 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist, sarpogrelate-based triple antiplatelet therapy (TAPT) in comparison with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 119 patients of STEMI were retrospectively assessed. All patients received aspirin and clopidogrel per standard of care...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790928/enhanced-right-chamber-remodeling-in-endurance-ultra-trail-athletes-compared-to-marathon-runners-detected-by-standard-and-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Kristian Ujka, Luca Bastiani, Gennaro D'Angelo, Bruna Catuzzo, Alessandro Tonacci, Simona Mrakic-Sposta, Alessandra Vezzoli, Guido Giardini, Lorenza Pratali
Background: Strenuous and endurance exercise training have been associated with morphological and functional heart remodeling. Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is a novel technique that allows an accurate quantification of global myocardium deformation. Our aim was to evaluate together left and right cardiac remodeling in different long-distance running athletes: marathon runners (42 km) (M) and endurance mountain runners (>300 Km) (UT). Methods: A total of 92 athletes (70 males, 76%) including 47 M [age 45 ± 7 years; training: 18 (9-53) years(*)days/week], 45 UT [age 42 ± 9, training: 30 (15-66) years(*)days/week] underwent conventional echocardiography and STE (Beyond Diogenes 2...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772048/the-effect-of-exercise-training-on-biventricular-myocardial-strain-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Siddhartha S Angadi, Catherine L Jarrett, Moustafa Sherif, Glenn A Gaesser, Farouk Mookadam
AIMS: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) improves peak oxygen uptake and left ventricular diastology in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). However, its effects on myocardial strain in HFpEF remain unknown. We explored the effects of HIIT and moderate-intensity aerobic continuous training (MI-ACT) on left and right ventricular strain parameters in patients with HFpEF. Furthermore, we explored their relationship with peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak )...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770953/microrna-200c-exacerbates-the-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-heart-through-targeting-the-glutaminase-gls-mediated-glutamine-metabolism
#9
F Liu, Y Li, G Liu
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac ischemia and reperfusion, the common pathophysiological processes during cardiovascular surgery, are followed by oxidative stresses during the restoration of blood flow to the tissue, known as ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. microRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of endogenous, short and noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptionally repress their target mRNA expressions. Currently, the roles of microRNAs in the IR are still under investigated. This study will investigate the roles and mechanisms of miRNAs in the ischemia/reperfusion injury of the heart...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770456/detection-of-myocardial-iron-overload-by-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-in-patients-with-beta-thalassaemia-major-a-combined-echocardiographic-and-t2-segmental-cmr-study
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Fausto Pizzino, Antonella Meloni, Anna Terrizzi, Tommaso Casini, Anna Spasiano, Carlo Cosmi, Massimo Allò, Concetta Zito, Scipione Carerj, Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Gianluca Di Bella, Alessia Pepe
We aimed to evaluate the role of two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2DSTI) in detecting early changes of myocardial deformation in patients affected by thalassemia major (TM) and its relation with myocardial iron overload (MIO) detected by T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). We studied 28 TM patients (15 males, 37.4 ± 10 years). All patients underwent CMR and echocardiography in the same day. Segmental and global T2* values were measured. Values of global longitudinal strain (GLS) were derived from the three apical views, while radial and circumferential strain were obtained as average strain from the short axis views at basal, mid and apical level...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758060/early-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-left-ventricle-remodeling-after-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Donato Mele, Marianna Nardozza, Elisabetta Chiodi
BACKGROUND: Prediction of the left ventricular remodeling (LVR) after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients treated with effective myocardial reperfusion is challenging. METHODS: Forty-one consecutive patients (36 males, age 59 ± 10 years) with STEMI who underwent effective (TIMI III) primary coronary angioplasty were enrolled. All patients had an echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) study within 72 h from revascularization...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756436/a-systematic-literature-review-on-evaluation-of-digital-tools-for-authoring-evidence-based-clinical-guidelines
#12
Soudabeh Khodambashi, Øystein Nytrø
To facilitate the clinical guideline (GL) development process, different groups of researchers have proposed tools that enable computer-supported tools for authoring and publishing GLs. In a previous study we interviewed GL authors in different Norwegian institutions and identified tool shortcomings. In this follow-up study our goal is to explore to what extent GL authoring tools have been evaluated by researchers, guideline organisations, or GL authors. This article presents results from a systematic literature review of evaluation (including usability) of GL authoring tools...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754308/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-fragmented-qrs-complexes-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Adil Bayramoğlu, Hakan Taşolar, Osman Bektaş, Mehmet Yaman, Yasemin Kaya, Muhammet Özbilen, Ahmet Kaya
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is an endocrinological disease with both metabolic and physiological components. Previous studies have shown a relationship between MetS and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. A fragmented QRS (fQRS) is a reliable electrocardiogram (ECG) finding with the importance of an indicator of myocardial fibrosis and scarring. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in MetS patients with fQRS...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741989/mithramycin-has-inhibitory-effects-on-gliostatin-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-induced-by-gliostatin-in-rheumatoid-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Naoe Tatematsu, Yuko Waguri-Nagaya, Yohei Kawaguchi, Yusuke Oguri, Kenji Ikuta, Masaaki Kobayashi, Masahiro Nozaki, Kiyofumi Asai, Mineyoshi Aoyama, Takanobu Otsuka
OBJECTIVES: Gliostatin (GLS) has angiogenic and arthritogenic activities and enzymatic activity as thymidine phosphorylase. Aberrant GLS production has been observed in the synovial membranes of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in joint destruction. Promoters of GLS and some MMP genes contain Sp1 binding sites. We examined the inhibitory effect of the Sp1 inhibitor mithramycin on GLS-induced GLS and MMP expression in cultured fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs)...
July 25, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738164/the-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-heart-failure-the-value-of-considering-both-global-longitudinal-left-ventricular-strain-and-mechanical-dispersion
#15
Cristian Mornoş, Danina M Muntean, Aniko Mornos, Simina Crisan, Lucian Petrescu, Adina Ionac, Raluca Sosdean, Dragos Cozma
In previous studies mechanical dispersion (MD) predicted ventricular arrhythmias independently of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Moreover the combination of MD and global longitudinal strain (GLS) increased the prediction of arrhythmic events. We investigated the prognostic value of a new 2D-strain index, GLS/MD, in patients with heart failure (HF). We analysed 340 consecutive HF outpatients in sinus rhythm. Echocardiography was performed at 1.6±0.4 months after hospital discharge. The end point included sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation and sustained ventricular tachycardia (SCD/VA)...
July 24, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732144/influence-of-high-latitude-light-conditions-on-sensory-quality-and-contents-of-health-and-sensory-related-compounds-in-swede-roots-brassica-napus-l-ssp-rapifera-metzg
#16
Jørgen A B Mølmann, Sidsel Fiskaa Hagen, Gunnar B Bengtsson, Tor J Johansen
BACKGROUND: Vegetable growers in Arctic areas usually must rely on market strategies based on regional origin and product quality. Swede roots (rutabaga) were grown in a phytotron to investigate the effect of high latitude light conditions on sensory quality and some health and sensory-related compounds. Experimental treatments included modifications of 24 h natural day length (69° 39' N), by moving plants at daily intervals to dark chambers with either no light, fluorescent growth light and/or low intensity photoperiod extension...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728485/factors-associated-with-global-longitudinal-strain-decline-in-hypertensive-patients-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#17
Nabila Soufi Taleb Bendiab, Abderrahim Meziane-Tani, Souhila Ouabdesselam, Nadera Methia, Samia Latreche, Latefa Henaoui, Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Salim Benkhedda
Background Early detection of risk factors for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may be useful in patients with high blood pressure (HBP). Methods Patient from an outpatient HBP clinic underwent a two-dimensional Doppler-coupled echocardiography with determination of LV global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle-tracking. Results Among 200 patients (mean age 61.7 ± 9.7 years), 155 were overweight, 93 had diabetes, 83 had dyslipidemia, and 109 had uncontrolled HBP. LV hypertrophy (LVH) was found in 136 patients (68%), including concentric ( n = 106) and eccentric ( n = 30) LVH...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716430/non-invasive-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-with-real-time-3-d-echocardiography
#18
Ran Chen, Meihua Zhu, Kacie Amacher, Xia Wu, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of real-time 3-D echocardiography (3-DE) in assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function. A latex balloon was inserted into the right ventricle of 20 freshly harvested pig hearts which were then passively driven by a pulsatile pump apparatus. The RV global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global area strain (GAS) and RV ejection fraction (RVEF), derived from 3-DE, as well as the RVEF obtained from 2-D echocardiography (2-DE) were quantified at different stroke volumes (30-70 mL) and compared with sonomicrometry data...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703403/utilizing-pretreatment-and-fungal-incubation-to-enhance-the-nutritional-value-of-canola-meal
#19
J R Croat, B Karki, M Berhow, L Iten, K Muthukumarappan, W R Gibbons
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the optimal pretreatment and fungal strain to reduce glucosinolates (GLS), fibre and residual sugars while increasing the nutritional value of canola meal. METHODS AND RESULTS: Submerged incubation conditions were used to evaluate four pretreatment methods (extrusion, hot water cook, dilute acid and dilute alkali) and three fungal cultures (Aureobasidium pullulans Y-2311-1, Fusarium venenatum NRRL-26139 and Trichoderma reesei NRRL-3653) in hexane-extracted (HE) and cold-pressed (CP) canola meal...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691201/combined-myocardial-deformation-to-predict-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-response-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#20
Ning Yang, Zhao-Guang Liang, Zhao-Jun Wang, Hui Liu, Chao Chi, Yan-Feng Tian, Shu-Han Qi, Bi-Yu Wang, Wei Han
BACKGROUND: 20-30% of patients do not benefit from CRT when the established selection criteria were applied. We hypothesized that a combined assessment of mechanical dyssynchrony, myocardial deformation and diastolic function would identify patients who would benefit most from CRT. METHOD: In 36 CRT patients, clinical evaluation and echocardiography were performed before and after CRT. Patients were classified into 3 subgroups according to their amount of response: echocardiographic responders, clinical responders, and nonresponders...
July 10, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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