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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318612/transplanted-human-thymus-slices-induce-and-support-t-cell-development-in-mice-after-cryopreservation
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Susan Ross, Melissa Cheung, Ching-In Lau, Neil Sebire, Michael Burch, Peter Kilbride, Barry Fuller, G John Morris, E Graham Davies, Tessa Crompton
Here we show that slices of human thymus tissue that have been frozen and thawed can induce and support T-cell development when transplanted into nude mice. Babies born without a thymus require urgent treatment to reconstitute T-cell immunity. Thymus tissue is removed from infants during cardiac surgery, to allow access to the heart. This discarded thymus tissue can be transplanted into athymic infants to reconstitute T-cell immunity. Slices of thymus tissue are transplanted into the thigh, after a two-three week culture period to deplete thymocytes...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310742/utility-of-arterial-stiffness-assessment-in-children
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Chaitanya Panchangam, Eric Dean Merrill, Geetha Raghuveer
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and the atherosclerotic process begins in childhood. Prevention or containment of risk factors that accelerate atherosclerosis can delay the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Although current recommendations are to periodically screen for commonly prevailing risk factors for atherosclerosis in children, a single test that could quantify the cumulative effect of all risk factors on the vasculature, thus assessing arterial health, would be helpful in further stratifying risk...
January 9, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274911/selective-implantation-of-durable-left-ventricular-assist-devices-as-primary-therapy-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock
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Amit Pawale, Yosef Schwartz, Shinobu Itagaki, Sean Pinney, David H Adams, Anelechi C Anyanwu
OBJECTIVE: Surgical therapy for refractory primary cardiogenic shock is largely based on emergent placement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or short-term ventricular assist devices. We have adopted a strategy of routine implantation of durable left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as initial therapy for refractory cardiogenic shock, in patients who are potential candidates for heart transplantation, and report our experience. METHODS: Retrospective review of 43 consecutive patients with refractory shock caused by acute myocardial infarction (n = 21) or acute decompensated heart failure (n = 22) who were treated with primary implantation of a durable LVAD in a single institution...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250690/difficulty-in-positive-diagnosis-of-ascites-and-in-differential-diagnosis-of-a-pulmonary-tumor
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Mircea Cătălin ForŢofoiu, Dragoş Marian Popescu, Vlad Pădureanu, Aurelian Constantin Dobrinescu, Adrian Gabriel Dobrinescu, Adrian Mită, Maria Camelia Foarfă, Violeta Serenada Bălă, Anca Emanuela Muşetescu, Nina Ionovici, Maria ForŢofoiu
Ascites is the most frequent complication of cirrhosis and occurs only when the portal hypertension has already installed but ascites is caused by neoplasms, heart failure, tuberculosis, pancreatic illnesses, as well as other kind of affections. We describe the case of a 67-year-old patient, a retired person, without significant personal or familial history, nonsmoker, infrequent alcohol and coffee consumer with following chief complaints at onset: loss of appetite, weight loss, serious physical asthenia, delayed intestinal transit, diffuse abdominal pain and increase of abdominal circumference...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228720/gastric-myoelectric-activity-during-cisplatin-induced-acute-and-delayed-emesis-reveals-a-temporal-impairment-of-slow-waves-in-ferrets-effects-not-reversed-by-the-glp-1-receptor-antagonist-exendin-9-39
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Zengbing Lu, Man P Ngan, Ge Lin, David T W Yew, Xiaodan Fan, Paul L R Andrews, John A Rudd
Preclinical studies show that the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor antagonist, exendin (9-39), can reduce acute emesis induced by cisplatin. In the present study, we investigate the effect of exendin (9-39) (100 nmol/24 h, i.c.v), on cisplatin (5 mg/kg, i.p.)-induced acute and delayed emesis and changes indicative of 'nausea' in ferrets. Cisplatin induced 37.2 ± 2.3 and 59.0 ± 7.7 retches + vomits during the 0-24 (acute) and 24-72 h (delayed) periods, respectively. Cisplatin also increased (P<0...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184968/hippocratic-method-for-reduction-of-chronic-locked-anterior-shoulder-dislocations
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Hao Su, Hongzhi Liu, Kang Sun, Xin Wang
PURPOSE: Old shoulder dislocations are usually treated by a variety of surgical approaches. Closed reduction of chronic unreduced dislocation is less widely reported. This study was to evaluate the outcome of reduction of old anterior shoulder dislocations using the Hippocratic method. METHODS: Between January 2008 and July 2016, patients with unilateral old shoulder dislocations included 10 women and three men with an average age of 60.00 ± 2.83 years. Eight dislocations involved the right shoulder and five the left shoulder...
November 28, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184740/can-friedberg-s-triad-solve-persistent-anesthesia-problems-over-medication-pain-management-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting
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Barry L Friedberg
Friedberg's Triad is (1) measure the brain; (2) preempt the pain; (3) emetic drugs abstain. Persistent anesthesia problems include over- and under-medication, postoperative pain management, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Inspired by Vinnik's diazepam-ketamine paradigm, Friedberg's propofol ketamine paradigm was first published in 1993. The 1997 addition of the bispectral (BIS) index brain monitor made the propofol ketamine paradigm numerically reproducible. The 1998 addition of the frontalis electromyogram (EMG) as a secondary trend to the BIS transformed the time-delayed BIS monitor into a real-time, extremely useful device...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183646/a-risk-score-to-predict-the-absence-of-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-implications-for-the-timing-of-icd-implantation-in-primary-prevention
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Jordi Pérez-Rodon, Enrique Galve, Carmen Pérez-Bocanegra, Teresa Soriano-Sánchez, Jesús Recio-Iglesias, Eva Domingo-Baldrich, Mila Alzola-Guevara, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Josep Ramon Marsal, Aida Ribera-Solé, Laura Gutierrez García-Moreno, Luz María Cruz-Carlos, Nuria Rivas-Gandara, Ivo Roca-Luque, Jaume Francisco-Pascual, Artur Evangelista-Masip, Àngel Moya-Mitjans, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: A prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) is only indicated when left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) reassessment remains ≤35% after 3-6 months on optimal pharmacological therapy. However, LVEF may not improve during this period and the patient may be exposed to an unnecessary risk of sudden cardiac death. This study aimed to determine the incidence and predictors of the absence of left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) after pharmacological treatment optimization in patients with HFrEF to design a risk score of absence of LVRR...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176040/characteristic-impedance-frequency-or-time-domain-approach
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Muhammad Umar Qureshi, Mitchel Colebank, David Schreier, Diana Marcela Tabima Martinez, Mansoor A Haider, Naomi C Chesler, Mette S Olufsen
Characteristic impedance (Zc) is an important component in the theory of hemodynamics. It is a commonly used metric of proximal arterial stiffness and pulse wave velocity. Calculated using simultaneously measured dynamic pressure and flow data, estimates of Zc can be obtained using methods based on frequency or time domain analysis. Applications of these methods under different physiological and pathological conditions in species with different body sizes and heart rates show that the two approaches do not always yield the same result...
November 27, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174599/strategy-of-delayed-surgery-for-ventricular-septal-perforation-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Masato Furui, Takeshi Yoshida, Bunpachi Kakii, Gaku Uchino, Hiroaki Nishioka
BACKGROUND: The timing of surgical repair for ventricular septal perforation (VSP) is important because patients are susceptible to bleeding from fragile myocardial tissue or residual shunt during the acute phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aimed to assess the results of delayed surgery for VSP performed 2 weeks after AMI. METHODS: In total, 24 consecutive postinfarction patients with VSP (mean age: 72.6±10.4 years; 13 males) underwent operation between May 2003 and June 2016...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169973/-maternal-death-by-venous-thromboembolic-disease
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M Rossignol, E Morau, M Dreyfus
Pregnancy and postpartum are very high-risk periods for venous thromboembolism events (TEE), which seems to extend far beyond the classical 6-8 weeks after childbirth. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the 3 main causes of direct maternal death in western countries. Between 2010 an 2012 in France, 24 deaths were related to PE giving a maternal mortality ratio of 1/100,000, which is not different from the former report (2007-2009). PE is responsible of 9% of maternal deaths, in equal position with postpartum hemorrhage and amniotic fluid embolism...
November 20, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162633/use-of-prostaglandins-in-duct-dependent-congenital-heart-conditions
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Yogen Singh, Paraskevi Mikrou
Congenital heart disease (CHD) remains a leading cause of infant mortality, which is even higher in infants with undiagnosed duct-dependent CHDs. Up to 39%-50% of infants with critical CHD are being discharged undiagnosed from the hospital. Infants with duct-dependent critical CHD remain well during the fetal period and may deteriorate when the ductus arteriosus (commonly called 'duct') closes after birth. It is critical to open or maintain ductus arteriosus patent in infants with duct-dependent CHDs. Prostaglandin E1 (alprostadil marketed as 'Prostin VR ') and prostaglandin E2 (dinoprostone) are used to maintain a patent ductus arteriosus and the dose of medication depends on the clinical presentation...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156723/effects-of-pharmacological-gap-junction-and-sodium-channel-blockade-on-s1s2-restitution-properties-in-langendorff-perfused-mouse-hearts
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Gary Tse, Tong Liu, Guangping Li, Wendy Keung, Jie Ming Yeo, Yin Wah Fiona Chan, Bryan P Yan, Yat Sun Chan, Sunny Hei Wong, Ronald A Li, Jichao Zhao, William K K Wu, Wing Tak Wong
Gap junctions and sodium channels are the major molecular determinants of normal and abnormal electrical conduction through the myocardium, however, their exact contributions to arrhythmogenesis are unclear. We examined conduction and recovery properties of regular (S1) and extrasystolic (S2) action potentials (APs), S1S2 restitution and ventricular arrhythmogenicity using the gap junction and sodium channel inhibitor heptanol (2 mM) in Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts (n=10). Monophasic action potential recordings obtained during S1S2 pacing showed that heptanol increased the proportion of hearts showing inducible ventricular tachycardia (0/10 vs...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154421/haemodynamic-monitoring-of-cardiac-status-using-heart-sounds-from-an-implanted-cardiac-device
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Pramodsingh H Thakur, Qi An, Lynne Swanson, Yi Zhang, Roy S Gardner
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the haemodynamic correlates of heart sound (HS) parameters such as third HS (S3), first HS (S1), and HS-based systolic time intervals (HSTIs) from an implantable cardiac device. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two unique animal models (10 swine with myocardial ischaemia and 11 canines with pulmonary oedema) were used to evaluate haemodynamic correlates of S1, S3, and HSTIs, namely, HS-based pre-ejection period (HSPEP), HS-based ejection time (HSET), and the ratio HSPEP/HSET during acute haemodynamic perturbations...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153107/interictal-cardiac-autonomic-nervous-system-disturbances-in-dogs-with-idiopathic-epilepsy
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M Musteata, D Mocanu, G D Stanciu, M Armasu, G Solcan
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity in the interictal period (InIp) in dogs with presumed idiopathic epilepsy (pIE) was assessed using heart rate variability (HRV) analysis. The HRVs obtained from 28 pIE dogs with interictal epileptic discharges (InIEd; 11 with treatment and 17 without treatment) detected on electroencephalography (EEG) were compared with those obtained from 13 healthy dogs. On electrocardiographic (ECG) study, the P wave dispersion (PWD; P<0.001), P max (P=0.004) and corrected QT interval (QTc; P=0...
October 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147786/risk-factors-for-development-of-ectopic-atrial-tachycardia-in-post-operative-congenital-heart-disease
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Bradley C Clark, John T Berger, Charles I Berul, Richard A Jonas, Jonathan R Kaltman, Julianne Lapsa, Dilip S Nath, Elizabeth D Sherwin, Pranava Sinha, David Zurakowski, Jeffrey P Moak
Ectopic atrial tachycardia (EAT) is common in surgically repaired congenital heart disease (CHD) and carries the potential for significant hemodynamic compromise. Our objective was to determine the incidence, and risk factors of EAT after CHD surgery. Prospective study of patients that underwent surgery for CHD from February to October 2016 was performed. Demographic, perioperative and electrophysiologic data were collected. Sustained EAT (> 30 s) was documented by telemetry or electrocardiogram and confirmed by a pediatric electrophysiologist...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139031/in-vivo-analysis-of-the-anti-atrial-fibrillatory-proarrhythmic-and-cardiodepressive-profiles-of-dronedarone-as-a-guide-for-safety-pharmacological-evaluation-of-antiarrhythmic-drugs
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Yoshiyuki Motokawa, Yuji Nakamura, Mihoko Hagiwara-Nagasawa, Ai Goto, Koki Chiba, Nur Jaharat Lubna, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsuhiko T Naito, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Atsushi Sugiyama
Anti-atrial fibrillatory, proarrhythmic and cardiodepressive profiles of dronedarone were analyzed using the halothane-anesthetized beagle dogs (n = 4) to create a standard protocol for clarifying both efficacy and adverse effects of anti-atrial fibrillatory drugs. Intravenous administration of dronedarone hydrochloride in doses of 0.3 and 3 mg/kg over 30 s attained the peak plasma concentrations of 61 and 1248 ng/mL, respectively, reflecting sub- to supra-therapeutic ones. The low dose decreased the left ventricular contraction and mean blood pressure, which were enhanced at the high dose...
November 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138656/-hyperthyroidism-in-children-at-the-university-hospital-in-dakar-senegal
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Djibril Boiro, Demba Diédhiou, Babacar Niang, Djiby Sow, Mandiaye Mbodj, Anna Sarr, Aliou Abdoulaye Ndongo, Aliou Thiongane, Modou Guèye, Lamine Thiam, Ndiogou Seck, Yaay Joor Dieng, Abou Ba, Idrissa Demba Ba, Ibrahima Mané Diallo, Ousmane Ndiaye, Said Nourou Diop
Introduction: Hyperthyroidism in children is rare and constitutes a problem because of its psychosomatic impact. This study aimed to present an overview of the state of knowledge on these aspects in children from Dakar. Methods: We conducted a multicenter, descriptive study over a period of 15 years. We evaluated the epidemiological, clinical and etiologic aspects of hyperthyroidism in children. Results: 239 patients were included in the study with a prevalence of 2...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132775/-maternal-deaths-due-to-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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D Chassard, E Verspyck
Between 2010 and 2012, 29 maternal deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, i.e. an overall maternal mortality ratio of 1.2 per 100,000 live births. Deaths occurred in pre-existing heart disease (n=19), peripartum cardiomyopathy (n=5), or arterial rupture (n=5). Care was considered non-optimal in three of five patients with congenital heart disease and due to delayed management by specialized teams. Pregnant patients with heart disease should be considered to be at high risk of mortality or severe cardiovascular complications and therefore reoriented as soon as possible to a perinatal center with the expertise of these pathologies...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125713/outbreak-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-heart-transplant-recipients-the-role-of-screening-computed-tomography-scans-in-asymptomatic-patients-and-universal-antifungal-prophylaxis
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Dima Kabbani, Livia Goldraich, Heather Ross, Coleman Rotstein, Shahid Husain
BACKGROUND: Delays in diagnosing pulmonary invasive aspergillosis (IA), a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among heart transplant recipients (HTRs), may impact on successful treatment. The appropriate screening strategy for IA in these patients remains undefined, particularly in the setting of nosocomial outbreaks. We describe our experience employing chest computed tomography (CT) scans as a screening method for IA. In addition, we comment on antimicrobial prophylaxis in HTRs in the setting of an outbreak...
November 10, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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