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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906477/blood-pressure-measurements-in-780-apparently-healthy-cats
#1
J R Payne, D C Brodbelt, V Luis Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Mean systolic blood pressure in apparently healthy cats has been reported as approximately 125 mmHg using direct assessment, but there is greater variability in reported values using indirect assessment. Increasing age and the white-coat effect are associated with increased systolic blood pressure. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To report Doppler-derived blood pressure measurements from a large population of apparently healthy cats and to assess epidemiologic factors associated with recorded blood pressures...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905341/heidenhain-variant-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-in-a-patient-who-had-bovine-bioprosthetic-valve-implantation
#2
Jehard Hashoul, Waleed Saliba, Irina Bloch, Haneen Jabaly-Habib
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rapidly progressing dementia, general neurologic deterioration, and death. When the leading symptoms are visual disturbances, it is termed as the Heidenhain variant of CJD (HvCJD). CJD was reported following prion-contaminated pericardium transplants but never after bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve. In this case report, we describe HvCJD in a patient who had a bovine bioprosthetic cardiac valve implant. An 82-year-old-woman was referred to neuro-ophthalmology clinic for unexplained visual loss that started 1 month previously...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904259/profile-and-outcome-of-sudden-cardiac-arrests-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Gautham Raja Pandian, Suma Mary Thampi, Nilanchal Chakraborty, Deepthi Kattula, Paul Prabhakar Abhilash Kundavaram
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the common emergencies encountered in the emergency department (ED) of any hospital. Although several studies have reported the predictors of CPR outcome in general, there are limited data from the EDs in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients above 18 years with SCA who were resuscitated in the ED of a tertiary care hospital with an annual census of 60,000 patients between August 2014 and July 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903458/cardiac-arrest-among-patients-with-infections-causes-clinical-practice-and-research-implications
#4
REVIEW
Davide Leoni, Jordi Rello
The incidence of sepsis is increasing, and the condition is now the leading cause of death in general intensive care units (ICUs). Our review failed to identify studies of the causes of cardiac arrest among infected patients, even though non-cardiac causes represent 15% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and though one-third of events have positive blood cultures. Sudden cardiac arrest is the result of local damage to the heart and of the impact of systemic and pulmonary conditions on cardiac performance, and its danger is underestimated...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903393/-a-multi-center-study-on-the-long-term-mortality-and-related-risk-factors-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-receiving-resynchronization-therapy
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S Y Qi, D M Wang, H B Yu, C Ding, F L Tian, L S Ru, J Li, B Zhang, Y L Han
Objective: To analyze long-term mortality and patients characteristics of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for patients with chronic heart failure. Methods: In-patients with chronic heart failure who received CRT in the three medical centers(Bethune International Peace Hospital, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command of Chinese People's Liberation Army, and 251 Hospital of People's Liberation Army)from March 2001 to June 2013 were included.Mortality and related causes, echocardiographic parameters were analyzed...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899940/staged-versus-one-time-multivessel-intervention-in-elderly-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Xiao-Fan Yu, Yi Li, Qian-Cheng Wang, Xiao-Zeng Wang, Ming Liang, Xin Zhao, Kai Xu, Ya-Ling Han
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of "one-time" versus staged multivessel stenting in elderly (≥ 60 years) patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) and multivessel disease (MVD). METHODS: We analyzed data of consecutive NSTE-ACS patients with multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) who were enrolled in General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region between 2008 and 2012. A total of 1090 eligible patients aged ≥ 60 were further categorized into "one-time" group (n = 623) and staged PCI group (n = 467) according to intervention strategy...
September 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899485/circulating-microrna-122-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-new-onset-metabolic-syndrome-and-type-2-diabetes
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Peter Willeit, Philipp Skroblin, Alexander R Moschen, Xiaoke Yin, Dorothee Kaudewitz, Anna Zampetaki, Temo Barwari, Meredith Whitehead, Cristina M Ramírez, Leigh Goedeke, Noemi Rotllan, Enzo Bonora, Alun D Hughes, Peter Santer, Carlos Fernández-Hernando, Herbert Tilg, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Manuel Mayr
MicroRNA-122 (miR-122) is abundant in the liver and involved in lipid homeostasis, but its relevance to the long-term risk of developing metabolic disorders is unknown. We therefore measured circulating miR-122 in the prospective population-based Bruneck Study (n=810; survey year: 1995). Circulating miR-122 was associated with prevalent insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, and an adverse lipid profile. Among 92 plasma proteins and 135 lipid subspecies quantified with mass spectrometry, it correlated inversely with zinc-alpha-2-glycoprotein and positively with afamin, complement-factor H, VLDL-associated apolipoproteins, and lipid subspecies containing monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids...
November 29, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896132/divergent-clinical-outcomes-of-alpha-glucosidase-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-two-siblings-with-infantile-onset-pompe-disease-treated-in-the-symptomatic-or-pre-symptomatic-state
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Takashi Matsuoka, Yoshiyuki Miwa, Makiko Tajika, Madoka Sawada, Koichiro Fujimaki, Takashi Soga, Hideshi Tomita, Shigeru Uemura, Ichizo Nishino, Tokiko Fukuda, Hideo Sugie, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama, Yoh Umeda
Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive, lysosomal glycogen storage disease caused by acid α-glucosidase deficiency. Infantile-onset Pompe disease (IOPD) is the most severe form and is characterized by cardiomyopathy, respiratory distress, hepatomegaly, and skeletal muscle weakness. Untreated, IOPD generally results in death within the first year of life. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with recombinant human acid alpha glucosidase (rhGAA) has been shown to markedly improve the life expectancy of patients with IOPD...
December 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895211/improvement-in-aerobic-capacity-during-cardiac-rehabilitation-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-is-there-a-role-for-autonomic-adaptations
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Davide Lazzeroni, Paolo Castiglioni, Matteo Bini, Andrea Faini, Umberto Camaiora, Pietro Tito Ugolotti, Claudio Stefano Centorbi, Lorenzo Brambilla, Valerio Brambilla, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Paolo Coruzzi
BACKGROUND: It has been previously shown in patients with heart failure that exercise-based rehabilitation programmes may improve functional capacity and autonomic response. The aim of this study was to investigate this issue further by evaluating whether an association exists between autonomic adaptations and improvements of aerobic capacity in a general population of coronary artery disease patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS: Ninety consecutive patients (age 60 ± 11 years) attended a rehabilitation programme of moderate continuous training (25 ± 8 sessions, 2-3 sessions/week)...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895044/polymorphisms-in-the-gnas-gene-as-predictors-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmias-and-sudden-cardiac-death-results-from-the-discovery-trial-and-oregon-sudden-unexpected-death-study
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Heinrich Wieneke, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Jeffrey Lande, Sebastian Spencker, Juan Gabriel Martinez, Bernhard Strohmer, Lauri Toivonen, Hervé Le Marec, F Javier Garcia-Fernandez, Domenico Corrado, Adriana Huertas-Vazquez, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Carmen Rusinaru, Kyndaron Reinier, Csaba Foldesi, Wieslaw Hulak, Sumeet S Chugh, Winfried Siffert
BACKGROUND: Population-based studies suggest that genetic factors contribute to sudden cardiac death (SCD). METHODS AND RESULTS: In the first part of the present study (Diagnostic Data Influence on Disease Management and Relation of Genetic Polymorphisms to Ventricular Tachy-arrhythmia in ICD Patients [DISCOVERY] trial) Cox regression was done to determine if 7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 3 genes coding G-protein subunits (GNB3, GNAQ, GNAS) were associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) in 1145 patients receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894284/proarrhythmic-risk-and-determinants-of-cardiac-autonomic-dysfunction-in-collagen-induced-arthritis-rats
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Ting-Tse Lin, Yen-Ling Sung, Chih-En Wu, Hong Zhang, Yen-Bin Liu, Shien-Fong Lin
BACKGROUNDS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), which is two-fold higher than general population. The driving cause of SCD was considered due to lift-threatening arrhythmia where systemic inflammation acts as the pathophysiological basis linking RA to autonomicdysfunction. METHODS: To assess the sympathetic over-activity of "inflammatory reflex", we measured heart rate variability (HRV) in a rat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model, whose arthritis is induced in Lewis rats by intradermal injection of emulsion of type II collagen...
November 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894023/persistent-generalized-periodic-discharges-a-specific-marker-of-fatal-outcome-in-cerebral-hypoxia
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Roland Renzel, Christian R Baumann, Ian Mothersill, Rositsa Poryazova
OBJECTIVES: Electroencephalography (EEG) is one of the methods used in predicting the outcome after cerebral hypoxia. In this study we aim to evaluate the significance of generalized periodic discharges (GPD) as a prognostic marker. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical histories of patients, who underwent an EEG after cardiac arrest during the time period from 2005 to 2013 at the University Hospital Zurich. All EEGs were re-interpreted using the 2012 American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) classification for intensive care unit (ICU) EEGs...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893988/endothelin-signaling-in-bone
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REVIEW
Jasmin Kristianto, Michael G Johnson, Rafia Afzal, Robert D Blank
The endothelin (ET) system includes 3 small peptide hormones and a pair of G protein-coupled receptors. All 3 ETs are secreted as biologically inert precursors that must be activated by proteolytic cleavage after secretion. This reaction can be catalyzed by a pair of specific, membrane-bound extracellular ET converting enzymes or by nonspecific tissue proteases. The ET1/EDNRA axis is essential in development, with knockout mice for either displaying a similar phenotype featuring multiple defects of the craniofacial skeleton and cardiac outflow tract...
November 11, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890777/psychological-wellbeing-in-survivors-of-cardiac-arrest-and-its-relationship-to-neurocognitive-function
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Siân E Davies, Megan Rhys, Sarah E Voss, Rosemary Greenwood, Matthew Thomas, Jonathan R Benger
OBJECTIVE: To characterise psychological wellbeing in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and examine its relationship to cognitive function. PATIENTS: Forty-one highly functioning cardiac arrest survivors were drawn from the follow-up cohort of a randomised controlled trial of initial airway management in OHCA (ISRCTN:18528625). DESIGN: Psychological wellbeing was assessed with a self-report questionnaire (the Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale; DASS) and cognitive function was examined using the Delayed Matching to Samples (DMS) test from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
November 24, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890138/individual-differences-in-cardiorespiratory-measures-of-mental-workload-an-investigation-of-negative-affectivity-and-cognitive-avoidant-coping-in-pilot-candidates
#15
Mariel Grassmann, Elke Vlemincx, Andreas von Leupoldt, Omer Van den Bergh
Cardiorespiratory measures provide useful information in addition to well-established self-report measures when monitoring operator capacity. The purpose of our study was to refine the assessment of operator load by considering individual differences in personality and their associations with cardiorespiratory activation. Physiological and self-report measures were analyzed in 115 pilot candidates at rest and while performing a multiple task covering perceptual speed, spatial orientation, and working memory...
March 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889458/transcatheter-device-closure-of-postmyocardial-infarction-ventricular-septal-defect
#16
You-Lin Nie, Ming-Chih Lin, Wei-Wen Lin, Chung-Chi Wang, Ching-Pei Chen, Chia-Hsun Lin, Tsung-Cheng Shyu, Yeak-Wun Quek, Sheng-Ling Jan, Yun-Ching Fu
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter device closure of postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect (PMIVSD) is less invasive than surgical repair. However, its feasibility, timing, outcome, and prognostic factors remain unclear. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Between February 2012 and July 2015, a total of 10 (8 male and 2 female) patients with PMIVSD undergoing attempted device closure were enrolled retrospectively. The procedures were performed under general anesthesia with fluoroscopic and transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
November 23, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889278/safety-and-efficacy-of-nepa-an-oral-fixed-combination-of-netupitant-and-palonosetron-in-older-patients
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Matti Aapro, Karin Jordan, Richard J Gralla, Giada Rizzi, Giorgia Rossi, Marco Palmas, Anna V Alyasova, Alla S Lisyanskaya, Snežana M Bošnjak, Paul J Hesketh
OBJECTIVES: Prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is critical in older cancer patients. NEPA is an oral fixed combination of netupitant 300mg, a new NK1 receptor antagonist (RA), and palonosetron 0.5mg, a pharmacologically distinct 5-HT3 RA. This retrospective analysis evaluated the efficacy and safety of NEPA in older patients. METHODS: Patients aged ≥65 and ≥70years from one phase II and two phase III trials were considered. Chemotherapy-naive patients with malignant tumors were treated with anthracycline-cyclophosphamide (AC), non-AC-based moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (non-AC MEC), or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888764/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-young-women-and-men-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
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Qinghua Ma, Jinwen Wang, Jing Jin, Ming Gao, Fang Liu, Shanshan Zhou, Feng Tian, Jie Liu, Yuqi Liu, Yundai Chen
OBJECTIVES: The clinical characteristics and prognosis of young women (≤50years) with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are still unclear. METHODS: A total of 5196 patients with ACS were enrolled from the cardiac center of Chinese PLA General Hospital and Anzhen Hospital. The clinical characteristics of these patients were analyzed. Then the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials electronic databases were searched from January 2001 to July 2016...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888503/anti-hypercholesterolemic-influence-of-the-spice-cardamom-elettaria-cardamomum-in-experimental-rats
#19
Shamarao Nagashree, Kottangada K Archana, Pullabhatla Srinivas, Krishnapura Srinivasan, Halagur B Sowbhagya
BACKGROUND: Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is an aromatic seed spice grown extensively in India and used as a flavoring in sweets. The anti-hypercholesterolemic effect of cardamom was evaluated in Wistar rats by inducing hypercholesterolemia with a high cholesterol diet for 8 weeks. Dietary interventions were made with (a) Cardamom powder (50 g.kg(-1) ), (b) Cardamom oil (3 g.kg(-1) ) (equivalent to 50 g.kg(-1) cardamom), and (c) de-oiled cardamom powder (50 g.kg(-1) ). RESULTS: Significant reduction in the blood total cholesterol (31%) and LDL cholesterol (44%) was observed by oral administration of cardamom oil in hypercholesterolemic rats accompanied by a marked decrease in serum triglycerides by 42%...
November 26, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888470/mutation-of-the-ser18-phosphorylation-site-on-the-sole-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ucs-protein-she4-can-compromise-high-temperature-survival
#20
Susana Gomez-Escalante, Peter W Piper, Stefan H Millson
Folding of the myosin head often requires the joint actions of Hsp90 and a dedicated UNC45, Cro1, She4 (UCS) domain-containing cochaperone protein. Relatively weak sequence conservation exists between the single UCS protein of simple eukaryotes (She4 in budding yeast) and the two UCS proteins of higher organisms (the general cell and smooth muscle UNC45s; UNC45-GC and UNC45-SM respectively). In vertebrates, UNC45-GC facilitates cytoskeletal function whereas the 55% identical UNC45-SM assists in the assembly of the contractile apparatus of cardiac and skeletal muscles...
November 25, 2016: Cell Stress & Chaperones
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