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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822518/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-who-underwent-ffr-evaluation-of-intermediate-coronary-lesions-coffrs-study
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Srinivasa Prasad, S Harikrishnan, G Sanjay, S P Abhilash, S Bijulal, M Krishna Kumar, Jaganmohan Tharakan, V K Ajit Kumar
BACKGROUND: We undertook this study to validate the impact of FFR-guided coronary interventions among Indian patients, which is not readily available as of date. Our patients differ from their western counterparts, both in terms of risk profile (younger, more metabolic syndrome, lipid rich diet) as well as their coronary size. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 282 patients with intermediate stenosis in their coronary arteries, who underwent FFR to assess the functional severity of the lesion...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801046/con4ei-short-time-exposure-ste-test-method-for-hazard-identification-and-labelling-of-eye-irritating-chemicals
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E Adriaens, J A Willoughby, B R Meyer, L C Blakeman, N Alépée, P Fochtman, R Guest, H Kandarova, S Verstraelen, A R Van Rompay
Assessment of ocular irritancy is an international regulatory requirement in the safety evaluation of industrial and consumer products. Although many in vitro ocular irritation assays exist, alone they are incapable of fully categorizing chemicals. Therefore, the CEFIC-LRI-AIMT6-VITO CON4EI consortium was developed to assess the reliability of eight in vitro test methods and establish an optimal tiered-testing strategy. One assay selected was the Short Time Exposure (STE) assay. This assay measures the viability of SIRC rabbit corneal cells after 5min exposure to 5% and 0...
August 8, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799978/role-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Abdul Hakeem, Ahmed Almomani, Barry F Uretsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to appraise the clinical and prognostic value and pitfalls of FFR across different spectra of ACS presentations and lesion subsets. RECENT FINDINGS: Preponderance of evidence on this subject is from observational nonrandomized studies with conflicting results and short-term outcomes. Multiple recent studies evaluating the role of FFR-based deferral in non-STE ACS from a potentially culprit lesion have demonstrated poor long-term prognosis as related to future risk of target vessel failure (myocardial infarction/revascularization)...
August 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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/28780157/evaluation-of-ocular-irritancy-of-coal-tar-dyes-used-in-cosmetics-employing-reconstructed-human-cornea-like-epithelium-and-short-time-exposure-tests
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Miri Lee, Ki Taek Nam, Jungah Kim, Song E Lim, Sang Hyeon Yeon, Buhyun Lee, Joo Young Lee, Kyung-Min Lim
Coal-tar dyes in cosmetics may elicit adverse effects in the skin and eyes. Countries, like the US, have banned the use of coal-tar dyes in cosmetics for the eye area due to the potential for ocular irritation. We evaluated the eye irritation potential of 15 coal-tar dyes permitted as cosmetic ingredients in reconstructed human cornea-like epithelium (RhCEs [EpiOcular™ and MCTT HCE™]) tests and the short time exposure (STE) test. Eosin YS, phloxine B, tetrachlorotetrabromofluorescein, and tetrabromofluorescein were identified as irritants in RhCEs; dibromofluorescein and uranine yielded discrepant results...
August 3, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776114/quantitative-evaluation-of-longitudinal-strain-in-layer-specific-myocardium-in-patients-with-preeclampsia
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Juan Cong, Yong Lee, Xiuxiu Fu, Zhibin Wang, Wugang Wang, Junfang Lee
Preeclampsia (PE) remains a main cause of maternal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Vascular spasm and ischemic damage play the primary role in the presentation of PE. The aim of this study was to assess the longitudinal strain (LS) in each of the three myocardial layers in patients with PE using the layer-specific strain. Forty-five PE women and forty-one normotensive pregnant women were included. Layer-specific LS were assessed in endocardium, mid-myocardium, and epicardium by 2-dimensional (2D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768478/left-ventricular-systolic-function-changes-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-patients-detected-by-the-strain-of-different-myocardium-layers-and-longitudinal-rotation
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Jun Huang, Zi-Ning Yan, Li Fan, Yi-Fei Rui, Xiang-Ting Song
BACKGROUND: Impairment of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function has an important role in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This research investigated an association between the longitudinal strain of different myocardial layers, longitudinal rotation and the LV systolic function of HCM patients. METHODS: The research was performed on 36 HCM patients and 36 healthy subjects. The peak systolic longitudinal strain of the subendocardial, midmyocardial, and subepicardial layers was measured using 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE)...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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/28755868/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-in-healthy-great-danes-and-in-great-danes-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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B Pedro, H Stephenson, C Linney, P Cripps, J Dukes-McEwan
OBJECTIVES: Assess global circumferential and radial systolic and diastolic myocardial function with speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in healthy Great Danes (GD) and in GD diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). ANIMALS: Eighty-nine GD were included in the study: 39 healthy (normal group [NORMg]) and 50 diagnosed with DCM (DCMg). METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Signalment and echocardiographic diagnosis were obtained from the medical records of GD assessed between 2008 and 2012...
August 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
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/28753548/assessment-of-strain-and-dyssynchrony-in-normal-fetuses-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-comparison-of-three-different-ultrasound-probes
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Daniel Rolf, Rene Schmidt, Mareike Möllers, Kathrin Oelmeier de Murcia, Janina Braun, Kerstin Hammer, Walter Klockenbusch, Ralf Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate segmental left (LV-S) and right (RV-S) ventricular strain as well as longitudinal mechanical myocardial dyssynchrony as a time difference between peaks in strain of both ventricles in fetuses (two-chamber-dyssynchrony, 2C-DYS) using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of data acquisition on the results of STE measurement using different ultrasound probes. METHODS: We prospectively recorded cardiac cycles of four-chamber views of 56 normal fetuses with three different ultrasound probes and analyzed them offline with speckle tracking imaging software...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752570/a-preliminary-comparison-of-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-pressure-volume-loop-analysis-in-patients-with-fontan-physiology-the-role-of-ventricular-morphology
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David Steflik, Ryan J Butts, George H Baker, Varsha Bandisode, Andrew Savage, Andrew M Atz, Shahryar M Chowdhury
OBJECTIVE: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may be a useful modality for assessing ventricular performance in patients with single ventricle physiology. However, STE's ability to accurately assess ventricular performance in this population is unknown. The objective of this study was to perform a preliminary comparison of STE measures of myocardial deformation to reference standard measures of function derived from pressure-volume loop (PVL) analysis. DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective study investigating PVLs in patients with Fontan physiology...
July 28, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752400/normal-references-of-right-ventricular-strain-values-by-two-dimensional-strain-echocardiography-according-to-the-age-and-gender
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Jae-Hyeong Park, Jin-Oh Choi, Seung Woo Park, Goo-Yeong Cho, Jin Kyung Oh, Jae-Hwan Lee, In-Whan Seong
Right ventricular (RV) strain values by 2-dimensional strain echocardiography (STE) can be used as objective markers of RV systolic function. However, there is little data about normal reference RV strain values according to age and gender. We measured normal RV strain values by STE. RV strain values were analyzed from the digitally stored echocardiographic images from NORMAL (Normal echOcardiogRaphic diMensions and functions in KoreAn popuLation) study for the measurement of normal echocardiographic values performed in 23 Korean university hospitals...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746924/cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-p21waf1-cip1-facilitates-the-development-of-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Yang-Fei Tong, Yan Wang, Yuan-Yuan Ding, Jing-Mei Li, Xi-Chun Pan, Xiao-Lan Lu, Xiao-Hong Chen, Ya Liu, Hai-Gang Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adult cardiomyocytes can re-enter cell cycle as stimulated by prohypertrophic factors although they withdraw from cell cycle soon after birth. p21WAF1/CIP1, a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, has been implicated in cardiac hypertrophy, however, its precise contribution to this process remains largely unclear. METHODS: The gene expression profile in left ventricle (LV) of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats was determined using quantitative PCR array and verified by real-time PCR and Western blotting...
July 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745881/tunable-white-light-emission-in-single-cation-templated-three-layered-2d-perovskites-ch3ch2nh3-4pb3br10-xclx
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Lingling Mao, Yilei Wu, Constantinos C Stoumpos, Boubacar Traore, Claudine Katan, Jacky Even, Michael R Wasielewski, Mercouri G Kanatzidis
Two-dimensional (2D) hybrid halide perovskites come as a family (B)2(A)n-1PbnX3n+1 (B and A= cations; X= halide). These perovskites are promising semiconductors for solar cells and optoelectronic applications. Among the fascinating properties of these materials is white-light emission, which has been mostly observed in single-layered 2D lead bromide or chloride systems (n = 1), where the broad emission comes from the transient photoexcited states generated by self-trapped excitons (STEs) from structural distortion...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730843/clinical-value-of-st-segment-change-after-return-of-spontaneous-cardiac-arrest-and-emergent-coronary-angiography-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-importance-of-vasospastic-angina
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Kazuya Tateishi, Daisuke Abe, Tooru Iwama, Yuichi Hamabe, Kazutaka Aonuma, Akira Sato
BACKGROUND: We investigated the association between initial ST-segment change after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and the incidence of acute coronary lesions in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and clinical outcomes of patients with OHCA caused by vasospastic angina pectoris (VSA). METHODS: Among 2779 OHCA patients in our institution, all patients with ROSC underwent emergent coronary angiography (CAG) except for those with an obvious extra-cardiac cause of OHCA...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714978/%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-orchestrates-macrophage-activation-through-metabolic-and-epigenetic-reprogramming
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Pu-Ste Liu, Haiping Wang, Xiaoyun Li, Tung Chao, Tony Teav, Stefan Christen, Giusy Di Conza, Wan-Chen Cheng, Chih-Hung Chou, Magdalena Vavakova, Charlotte Muret, Koen Debackere, Massimiliano Mazzone, Hsien-Da Huang, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Julijana Ivanisevic, Ping-Chih Ho
Glutamine metabolism provides synergistic support for macrophage activation and elicitation of desirable immune responses; however, the underlying mechanisms regulated by glutamine metabolism to orchestrate macrophage activation remain unclear. Here we show that the production of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) via glutaminolysis is important for alternative (M2) activation of macrophages, including engagement of fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and Jmjd3-dependent epigenetic reprogramming of M2 genes. This M2-promoting mechanism is further modulated by a high αKG/succinate ratio, whereas a low ratio strengthens the proinflammatory phenotype in classically activated (M1) macrophages...
July 17, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708502/temporal-effect-of-maternal-heat-stress-during-gestation-on-the-fertility-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentration-of-offspring-in-bovine
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V Akbarinejad, F Gharagozlou, M Vojgani
Ovarian reserve has been suggested as an important contributing factor of reproductive success in bovine. Size of ovarian reserve is determined during fetal period and it could be altered by environmental factors, with which the dam is exposed. Maternal heat stress could impair placental function and fetal development; however, there is limited information on the impact of prenatal heat stress on fertility and ovarian reserve in the offspring. Therefore, a retrospective study was conducted, in which fertility parameters and AMH concentration, as a reliable marker of ovarian reserve in bovine, were studied in the offspring of dams that had been exposed to heat stress during the first (FTE), second (STE) or third (TTE) trimester of gestation and the offspring of dams unexposed to heat stress (US)...
May 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708037/greater-sensitivity-of-oral-fibroblasts-to-smoked-vs-smokeless-tobacco
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Thomas E Lallier, John T Moylan, Erin Maturin
OBJECTIVE: Smokers have an increased incidence and severity of periodontal disease. While cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical components that could affect periodontal tissues, less is understood about the effect of smokeless tobacco. Therefore, this study compared the effects of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to smokeless tobacco extract (STE) on cell survival and motility of periodontal ligament (PDL) and gingival fibroblasts in vitro. METHODS: PDL and gingival fibroblasts were exposed to varying concentrations of CSE, STE or nicotine alone...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
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