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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333981/lipopolysaccharide-induced-endotoxemia-in-corn-oil-preloaded-mice-causes-an-extended-course-of-lung-injury-and-repair-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-translational-mouse-model-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Chaomin Wu, Colin E Evans, Zhiyu Dai, Xiaojia Huang, Xianming Zhang, Hua Jin, Guochang Hu, Yuanlin Song, You-Yang Zhao
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is characterized by acute hypoxemia respiratory failure, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and pulmonary edema of non-cardiac origin. Effective treatments for ARDS patients may arise from experimental studies with translational mouse models of this disease that aim to delineate the mechanisms underlying the disease pathogenesis. Mouse models of ARDS, however, can be limited by their rapid progression from injured to recovery state, which is in contrast to the course of ARDS in humans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329369/long-term-results-up-to-14-years-of-the-clover-technique-for-the-treatment-of-complex-tricuspid-valve-regurgitation%C3%A2
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Michele De Bonis, Elisabetta Lapenna, Stefania Di Sanzo, Benedetto Del Forno, Federico Pappalardo, Alessandro Castiglioni, Luca Vicentini, Alberto Pozzoli, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Azeem Latib, Davide Schiavi, Giovanni La Canna, Ottavio Alfieri
OBJECTIVES: To report the long-term results of the clover technique for the treatment of complex forms of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive patients (mean age 60 ± 16.4, left ventricular ejection fraction 58 ± 8.8%) with severe or moderately-severe TR due to important leaflets prolapse/flail (81 patients), tethering (13 patients) or mixed (2 patients) lesions underwent clover repair combined with annuloplasty. The aetiology of TR was degenerative in 74 cases (77...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329163/determinants-and-clinical-outcome-of-uptitration-of-ace-inhibitors-and-beta-blockers-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-prospective-european-study
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W Ouwerkerk, A A Voors, S D Anker, J G Cleland, K Dickstein, G Filippatos, P van der Harst, H L Hillege, C C Lang, J M Ter Maaten, L L Ng, P Ponikowski, N J Samani, D J van Veldhuisen, F Zannad, M Metra, A H Zwinderman
Introduction: Despite clear guidelines recommendations, most patients with heart failure and reduced ejection-fraction (HFrEF) do not attain guideline-recommended target doses. We aimed to investigate characteristics and for treatment-indication-bias corrected clinical outcome of patients with HFrEF that did not reach recommended treatment doses of ACE-inhibitors/Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and/or beta-blockers. Methods and results: BIOSTAT-CHF was specifically designed to study uptitration of ACE-inhibitors/ARBs and/or beta-blockers in 2516 heart failure patients from 69 centres in 11 European countries who were selected if they were suboptimally treated while initiation or uptitration was anticipated and encouraged...
March 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321775/presence-and-extent-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-angiography-defined-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-presenting-with-syncope
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S Altintas, T Dinh, N G H M Marcks, M Kok, A J J Aerts, B Weijs, Y Blaauw, J E Wildberger, M Das, B L J H Kietselaer, H J G M Crijns
BACKGROUND: In syncope patients, presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with poor prognosis. However, data concerning CAD prevalence in syncope patients without known cardiovascular disease are lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate presence and extent of CAD in syncope patients. METHODS: We included 142 consecutive patients presenting with syncope at the outpatient cardiology clinic who underwent coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography...
March 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318856/balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-the-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-era-a-single-center-registry
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Ana Rita G Francisco, Miguel Nobre Menezes, Pedro Carrilho Ferreira, Cláudia Jorge, Doroteia Silva, Eduardo Infante de Oliveira, Fausto J Pinto, Pedro Canas da Silva
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been limited by the risk of complications and restenosis. However, growing use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has revived interest in this technique. We analyzed the current indications for BAV and outcomes in a single center. METHODS: Acute results and long-term outcomes were analyzed in a retrospective single-center registry of patients undergoing BAV between January 2013 and January 2016...
March 16, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318659/cardiovascular-and-general-health-status-of-adults-with-trisomy-21
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Samuel A Hayes, Shelby Kutty, Joshua Thomas, Joyce T Johnson, Anji T Yetman
BACKGROUND: Patients with Trisomy 21 are now living well into adulthood. Little data exists to assist the cardiologist in the care of these patients. We sought to examine the cardiac and general health status of adults with Trisomy 21 undergoing cardiac evaluation. METHODS & RESULTS: A retrospective review of all affected adults >21years followed at 2 tertiary care institutions was performed. Of 193 patients identified, median age was 31 (range 21.1-60.5) years...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317478/homocysteine-and-non-cardiac-vascular-disease
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Niki Katsiki, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hyperhomocysteinemia has also been associated with total and CVD mortality. However, whether Hcy is just a marker or plays a causal role in CVD remains to be elucidated. In this narrative review, we discuss the associations between Hcy and non-cardiac vascular diseases, namely stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300293/coronary-artery-calcification-is-common-on-nongated-chest-computed-tomography-imaging
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Revathi Balakrishnan, Brian Nguyen, Roy Raad, Robert Donnino, David P Naidich, Jill E Jacobs, Harmony R Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification as assessed by computed tomography (CT) is a validated predictor of cardiovascular risk, whether identified on a dedicated cardiac study or on a routine non-gated chest CT. The prevalence of incidentally detected coronary artery calcification on non-gated chest CT imaging and consistency of reporting have not been well characterized. HYPOTHESIS: Coronary calcification is present on chest CT in some patients not taking statin therapy and may be under-reported...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275420/non-cardiovascular-computed-tomography-incidental-findings-in-patients-who-underwent-transaortic-valve-implantation-procedure
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Ahmed Fathala, Mnahi Bin Saeedan, Ali Zulfiqar, Hani Al Sergani
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a new treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis. Pre-TAVI procedure workup includes computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the heart and aorta from aortic annulus to the iliofemoral arteries. Frequently, there are a number of incidental non-cardiac findings (INCFs) in pre-TAVI CTA. However, the frequency and clinical significance of these INCFs are unknown. The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of INCFs and their clinical significance...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267942/a-pilot-study-using-preoperative-cerebral-tissue-oxygen-saturation-to-stratify-cardiovascular-risk-in-major-non-cardiac-surgery
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Syb Wen, Azy Peng, S Boyle, S Cai, L Pope, M T Tran, T G Short, A Aneman, M Jaeger, A Chuan
This prospective pilot study evaluated whether low preoperative cerebral tissue oxygen saturation is associated with unfavourable outcomes after major elective non-cardiac surgery. Eighty-one patients over 60 years of age, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 3 or 4, were recruited. Resting cerebral tissue oxygen saturation was recorded on room air, and after oxygen supplementation, using cerebral oximetry. The primary outcome was 30-day major adverse event of combined mortality or severe morbidity, and the secondary outcome was 30-day new disability...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267617/effect-of-prehospital-advanced-airway-management-for-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Naoko Ohashi-Fukuda, Tatsuma Fukuda, Kent Doi, Naoto Morimura
BACKGROUND: Respiratory care may be important in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to the asphyxial nature of the majority of events. However, evidence of the effect of prehospital advanced airway management (AAM) for pediatric OHCA is scarce. METHODS: This was a nationwide population-based study of pediatric OHCA in Japan from 2011 to 2012 based on data from the All-Japan Utstein Registry. We included pediatric OHCA patients aged between 1 and 17 years old...
March 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262349/trends-in-heart-failure-hospitalizations-patient-characteristics-in-hospital-and-1-year-mortality-a-population-study-from-2000-to-2012-in-lombardy
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Maria Frigerio, Cristina Mazzali, Anna Maria Paganoni, Francesca Ieva, Pietro Barbieri, Mauro Maistrello, Ornella Agostoni, Cristina Masella, Simonetta Scalvini
BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to evaluate trends in heat failure hospitalizations (HFHs) and 1-year mortality of HFH in Lombardy, the largest Italian region, from 2000 to 2012. METHODS: Hospital discharge forms with HF-related ICD-9 CM codes collected from 2000 to 2012 by the regional healthcare service (n=699797 in 370538 adult patients), were analyzed with respect to in-hospital and 1-year mortality; Group (G) 1 included most acute HF episodes with primary cardiac diagnosis (70%); G2 included cardiomyopathies without acute HF codes (17%); and G3 included non-cardiac conditions with HF as secondary diagnosis (13%)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260354/overlap-of-gerd-and-gastrointestinal-functional-disorders
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Nicola De Bortoli, Veronica Natali, Sara Melissari, Natalia Simonetti, Gherardo Tapete, Santino Marchi
The functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common conditions with an overall prevalence burden estimated at approximately one-third of the population. These represent a heterogeneous group of conditions which may include both abnormal symptom perception and functional causes and seems to share similar trigger factors as food, lifestyle and psychological factor. GERD develops when the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus leads to troublesome symptoms, with or without mucosal involvement. Functional heartburn represents a subcategory of patients who refers with heartburn but without abnormal esophageal acid exposure, abnormal number of reflux events or any temporal correlation between symptoms and reflux events, on the same hands these patients do not report any symptom relief during antisecretory treatment with proton pump inhibitors...
March 3, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242326/therapeutic-hypothermia-attenuates-global-cerebral-reperfusion-induced-mitochondrial-damage-by-suppressing-dynamin-related-protein-1-activation-and-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-in-a-cardiac-arrest-rat-model
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Jingjing Fan, Shenquan Cai, Hao Zhong, Liangbin Cao, Kangli Hui, Miaomiao Xu, Manlin Duan, Jianguo Xu
Therapeutic hypothermia is effective to attenuate brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury after cardiac arrest, and multiple mechanisms have been proposed. Dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a large GTPases of dynamin superfamily, predominantly controls mitochondrial fission and is related to IR-induced Cyt C release and apoptosis. However, the effect of therapeutic hypothermia on Drp1 and mitochondrial fission after cardiac arrest remains still unclear. In this study, non-cardiac arrest and post-cardiac arrest rats received 6-h normothermia (37-38°C) or therapeutic hypothermia (32-34°C), and the hippocampus was harvested at 6h and 72h after cardiac arrest...
February 24, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241134/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-is-increased-up-to-90-days-after-non-carotid-and-non-cardiac-surgery
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Armin J Grau, Martin Eicke, Christoph Burmeister, Roland Hardt, Eberhard Schmitt, Sieghard Dienlin
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke after cardiac and carotid surgery is well established. In contrast, stroke risk in association with non-cardiac and non-carotid surgery and its time course are insufficiently known. We investigated the prevalence of recent and planned surgery among patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), time dependency of stroke risk, stroke etiology, and interruption of antithrombotic medication in association with surgery. METHODS: Data on type and date of surgery and similar interventions within the last year or planned for the next 2 weeks were anonymously collected together with demographic data, vascular risk factors, stroke severity, handicap before stroke and stroke etiology within a state-wide, mandatory, hospital-based acute stroke care quality monitoring project (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for 1 year (2010)...
February 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240702/utility-of-genetic-testing-in-elite-volleyball-players-with-aortic-root-dilation
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Nicole Herrick, Christopher Davis, Lisa Vargas, Hal Dietz, Paul Grossfeld
Basketball and volleyball attract individuals with a characteristic biophysical profile, mimicking features of Marfan Syndrome (MFS). Consequently, identification of these abnormalities can be lifesaving. PURPOSE: To determine how physical examination, echocardiography, and genetic screening can identify elite volleyball players with a previously undiagnosed aortopathy. METHODS: We have performed cardiac screening on 90 US Volleyball National Team members and identified four individuals with dilated sinuses of Valsalva...
February 25, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239802/anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-noncardiac-surgery
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C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu
Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic management are important in patients with DCM. This review describes the preoperative evaluation and anesthesia considerations of patients with DCM undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Patient pathophysiology and clinical status, such as ventricular function, degree of myocardial fibrosis, resting heart rate and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein can affect survival rates...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237370/perioperative-management-of-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices
#18
R Poveda-Jaramillo, H D Castro-Arias, C Vallejo-Zarate, L F Ramos-Hurtado
The use of implantable cardiac devices in people of all ages is increasing, especially in the elderly population: patients with pacemakers, cardioverter-defibrillators or cardiac resynchronization therapy devices regularly present for surgery for non-cardiac causes. This review was made in order to collect and analyze the latest evidence for the proper management of implantable cardiac devices in the perioperative period. Through a detailed exploration of PubMed, Academic Search Complete (EBSCO), ClinicalKey, Cochrane (Ovid), the search software UpToDate, textbooks and patents freely available to the public on Google, we selected 33 monographs, which matched the objectives of this publication...
February 22, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228314/pre-hospital-acute-coronary-syndrome-care-in-kerala-india-a-qualitative-analysis
#19
Amisha Patel, P P Mohanan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark D Huffman
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India. Many of these deaths are due to acute coronary syndromes (ACS), which require prompt symptom recognition, care-seeking behavior, and transport to a treatment facility in the critical pre-hospital period. In India, little is known about pre-hospital management of individuals with ACS. We aim to understand the facilitators, barriers, and context of optimal pre-hospital ACS care to provide opportunities to reduce pre-hospital delays and improve acute cardiovascular care...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218392/acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-1-year-after-major-non-cardiac-surgery
#20
M E O'Connor, R W Hewson, C J Kirwan, G L Ackland, R M Pearse, J R Prowle
BACKGROUND: Even mild and transient acute kidney injury (AKI), defined by increases in serum creatinine level, has been associated with adverse outcomes after major surgery. However, characteristic decreases in creatinine concentration during major illness could confound accurate assessment of postoperative AKI. METHODS: In a single-hospital, retrospective cohort study of non-cardiac surgery, the association between postoperative AKI, defined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria, and 1-year survival was modelled using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards analysis...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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