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Yuka Terada, Kyoichi Wada, Sachi Matsuda, Takeshi Kuwahara, Atsufumi Kawabata, Mitsutaka Takada, Takuya Watanabe, Seiko Nakajima, Takuma Sato, Osamu Seguchi, Masanobu Yanase, Norihide Fukushima, Takeshi Nakatani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate circadian changes in everolimus (EVL) pharmacokinetics and to identify the time point of blood sampling with the strongest correlation with the area under the blood concentration-time curve (AUC) of EVL in heart transplant patients. METHODS: Heart transplant patients receiving the same dose of EVL twice a day were reviewed. In 28 patients enrolled, whole blood samples were collected before (C0), and 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 hours after each administration of EVL...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Aleksei A Filippov, Pedro J Del Nido, Nikolay V Vasilyev
In recent decades, significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and management of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA). Nevertheless, gradual dysfunction and failure of the right ventricle (RV) in the systemic circulation remain the main contributors to mortality and disability for patients with ccTGA, especially after adolescence. Anatomic repair of ccTGA effectively resolves the problem of failure of the systemic RV and has good early and midterm results. However, this strategy is applicable primarily in infants and children up to their teens and has associated risks and limitations, and new challenges can arise in the late postoperative period...
October 25, 2016: Circulation
T Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids and the related strategies: multiple and rescue courses. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Antenatal administration of a single course of corticosteroids before 34 weeks of gestation is associated in the neonatal period with a significant reduction of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH), necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and death (LE1), and in possibly childhood with a reduction of cerebral palsy and increased psychomotor development index and intact survival (LE3)...
October 21, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Nadera Methia, Samia Latreche, Omar Ait Mokhtar, Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Salim Benkhedda
BACKGROUND: Prognosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc) is affected by pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). METHODS: Among 202 patients (mean age: 46.1 ± 13.3 years; 177 women) with SSc, those with a tricuspid regurgitation (TR) jet maximal velocity at 2D-echocardiography (2DE) < 2.8m/second were not considered at high risk for PAH, whereas those with a TR velocity >3m/second or between 2.8 and 3m/second and associated with dyspnea were. RESULTS: Among 22 patients at risk, 15 (mean age: 50...
October 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Sezin Unal, Ebru Ergenekon, Selma Aktas, Serdar Beken, Nilgun Altuntas, Ebru Kazanci, Ferit Kulali, Ibrahim M Hirfanoglu, Esra Onal, Canan Turkyilmaz, Esin Koc, Yildiz Atalay
BACKGROUND: Perfusion index (PI) is becoming a part of clinical practice in neonatology to monitor peripheral perfusion noninvasively. Hemodynamic and respiratory changes occur in newborns during the transition period after birth in which peripheral perfusion may be affected. Tachypnea is a frequent symptom during this period. While some tachypneic newborns get well in less than 6 h and diagnosed as "delayed transition", others get admitted to intensive care unit which transient tachypnea of newborn (TTN) being the most common diagnosis among them...
October 7, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
Yongfeng Fan, Daguo Zhang, Daokang Xiang
The present study aimed to investigate the delayed protective effect of telmisartan on lung ischemic/reperfusion injury in patients undergoing heart valve replacement operations. In total, 180 patients diagnosed with rheumatic valve diseases were randomly divided into the telmisartan (T), captopril (C) and placebo (P) groups. In the telmisartan group, the patients were pretreated with telmisartan (1 mg/kg/day), at the time period 96-48 h before the operation, whereas in the C group, the patients were treated with captopril (1 mg/kg/day) at the time period 96-48 h prior to the operation control group...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Qin Xu, Shuo Wang, Yuming Guo, Chao Wang, Fangfang Huang, Xia Li, Qi Gao, Lijuan Wu, Lixin Tao, Jin Guo, Wei Wang, Xiuhua Guo
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution outbreaks have recently occurred frequently in China. However, evidence of the associations between short-term exposure to PM2.5 and cardiovascular morbidity is still limited in China. This study aimed to evaluate the associations between PM2.5 and hospital emergency room visits (ERVs) for cardiovascular diseases in urban areas in Beijing. Daily counts of cardiovascular ERVs were collected from ten large general hospitals from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2013. Air pollution data were obtained from the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau including 17 monitoring stations...
September 30, 2016: Environmental Pollution
Victoria Vaughan Dickson, Christopher S Lee, Karen S Yehle, Ana Mola, Kenneth M Faulkner, Barbara Riegel
Although coronary heart disease (CHD) requires a significant amount of self-care, there are no instruments available to measure self-care in this population. The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Self-Care of Coronary Heart Disease Inventory (SC-CHDI). Using the Self-Care of Chronic Illness theory, we developed a 22-item measure of maintenance, management, and confidence appropriate for persons with stable CHD and tested it in a convenience sample of 392 adults (62% male, mean age 61...
September 30, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
A Boswood, J Häggström, S G Gordon, G Wess, R L Stepien, M A Oyama, B W Keene, J Bonagura, K A MacDonald, M Patteson, S Smith, P R Fox, K Sanderson, R Woolley, V Szatmári, P Menaut, W M Church, M L O'Sullivan, J-P Jaudon, J-G Kresken, J Rush, K A Barrett, S L Rosenthal, A B Saunders, I Ljungvall, M Deinert, E Bomassi, A H Estrada, M J Fernandez Del Palacio, N S Moise, J A Abbott, Y Fujii, A Spier, M W Luethy, R A Santilli, M Uechi, A Tidholm, P Watson
BACKGROUND: Pimobendan is effective in treatment of dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF) secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Its effect on dogs before the onset of CHF is unknown. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Administration of pimobendan (0.4-0.6 mg/kg/d in divided doses) to dogs with increased heart size secondary to preclinical MMVD, not receiving other cardiovascular medications, will delay the onset of signs of CHF, cardiac-related death, or euthanasia...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Christopher Rabender, Eleonora Mezzaroma, Adolfo G Mauro, Ramesh Mullangi, Antonio Abbate, Mitchell Anscher, Barry Hart, Ross Mikkelsen
There is an ongoing and significant need for radiation countermeasures to reduce morbidities and mortalities associated with exposure of the heart and lungs from a radiological or nuclear incidents. Radiation-induced late effects occur months to years after exposure, stemming from significant tissue damage and remodeling, resulting in fibrosis and loss of function. TGF-β is reported to play a role in both pulmonary and cardiac fibrosis. We investigated the ability of a small molecule TGF-β receptor 1 inhibitor, IPW-5371, to mitigate the effects of thoracic irradiation in C57L/J mice, a murine model that most closely resembles that observed in humans in the induction of fibrosis and dose response...
September 19, 2016: Radiation Research
Arthur N Westover, Paul A Nakonezny, Bryon Adinoff, Edson Sherwood Brown, Ethan A Halm
OBJECTIVES: Inappropriately decreased heart rate (HR) during peak exercise and delayed heart rate recovery (HRR) has been observed in adult users of stimulant medications who underwent exercise testing, suggesting autonomic adaptation to chronic stimulant exposure. In the general population, this pattern of hemodynamic changes is associated with increased mortality risk. Whether the same pattern of hemodynamic changes might be observed in adolescent stimulant medication users undergoing exercise testing is unknown...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Sifa Turan, Joshua I Rosenbloom, Mostafa Hussein, Christoph Berg, Ulrich Gembruch, Ahmet A Baschat, Ozhan M Turan
PURPOSE: Fetal head and somatic growth dynamics differs in fetuses with congenital heart defects (CHD). We longitudinally characterized fetal head and somatic growth in relation to the type of CHD. METHODS: Four hundred eleven exams from isolated CHD were compared with 1,219 controls. Head and somatic growth was assessed using head circumference (HC), brain volume (BrV = 1/6 × π × (HC/π)3)/2), fetal cephalization index (FCI = BrV/[estimated fetal weight]), and growth percentile...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Kaustav Bandyopadhyay, Orhan Uluçay, Muhammet Şakiroğlu, Michael K Udvardi, Jerome Verdier
Legume seeds are important as protein and oil source for human diet. Understanding how their final seed size is determined is crucial to improve crop yield. In this study, we analyzed seed development of three accessions of the model legume, Medicago truncatula, displaying contrasted seed size. By comparing two large seed accessions to the reference accession A17, we described mechanisms associated with large seed size determination and potential factors modulating the final seed size. We observed that early events during embryogenesis had a major impact on final seed size and a delayed heart stage embryo development resulted to large seeds...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Sandra Staveski, Claire Abrajano, May Casazza, Ellen Bair, Hanson Quan, Emily Dong, Amy Petty, Katie Felix, Stephen J Roth
BACKGROUND: The consequences of surgical site infections can be severe and range from short-term delays in discharge from the hospital to life-threatening infections such as mediastinitis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of silver-impregnated dressings in decreasing surgical site infections in children after cardiac surgery. METHODS: A randomized, controlled trial was used to compare silver-impregnated dressings (59 participants) with standard dressings (58 participants)...
September 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Nadia Ouerdiane, Nihel Tlili, Kaouther Othmani, Walid Daaloul, Abdelwaheb Masmoudi, Sonia Ben Hamouda, Badreddine Bouguerra
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of vaginal misoprostol for term labour induction. A prospective study conducted at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology B of hospital Charles Nicolle, Tunis, over a period of 4 months. The group of subjects, selected to represent the population of interest, were pregnant patients at term undergoing cervical ripening. Patients received 50 mcg vaginal misoprostol every 12 hours. The parameters studied were: contractile abnormalities, abnormalities of fetal heart rate (FHR), mode of delivery, delayed delivery and neonatal status...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Scott A Sands, Yoseph Mebrate, Bradley A Edwards, Shamim Nemati, Charlotte H Manisty, Akshay S Desai, Andrew Wellman, Keith Willson, Darrel P Francis, James P Butler, Atul Malhotra
RATIONALE: In patients with chronic heart failure, daytime oscillatory breathing at rest is associated with high mortality risk. Experimental evidence, including exaggerated ventilatory responses to carbon dioxide (CO2) and prolonged circulation time, implicates the ventilatory control system and suggests feedback instability (loop gain>1) is responsible. However, daytime oscillatory patterns often appear remarkably irregular versus classical instability (Cheyne-Stokes respiration), suggesting our mechanistic understanding is limited...
August 25, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
E V Lopatina, A V Kipenko, V A Penniyaynen, N A Pasatetckaia, V A Tsyrline
Literature and our data suggest the regulatory action of a number of biologically active substances (catecholamines, cardiac glycosides, β-blockers, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor) on the growth and proliferation of heart cells. By using of organotypic tissue culture has proved that the basis of this regulation is the ability of test substances, receptor- or transducer-mediated signaling to modulate the function of Na⁺, K⁺-ATPase. There is a delay in the development of vascular smooth muscle in the late postnatal period in rats with the blockade of the sympathetic nervous system in the prenatal period...
April 2016: Uspekhi Fiziologicheskikh Nauk
Arvind Thakkar, Sushma Chenreddy, Astrid Thio, Wael Khamas, Jeffrey Wang, Sunil Prabhu
Our previous studies have established the efficacy of chemopreventive regimens of aspirin and curcumin (CUR) encapsulated within solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) in combination with free sulforaphane (ACS combination) to prevent or delay the initiation and progression of pancreatic cancer, classified as one of the deadliest diseases with very low chances of survival upon diagnosis. Although toxicity of individual drugs and SLN has been studied previously, there are no studies in current literature that evaluate the potential toxicity of a combined regimen of ACS, especially when encapsulated within chitosan-SLNs (c-SLNs)...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Cihangir Kaymaz, Selçuk Öztürk, Özgür Akbal, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa, Fatih Yılmaz, Nertila Poçi, Sevim Türkday, Aykun Hakgör, Canan Yildiz, Tugba Aktemur, Nihal Özdemir, Stavros Konstantinides
We present our single-center results on ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis (USAT) in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) at intermediate high risk (IHR) and high risk (HR). Our study consisted of 75 patients with PE who underwent USAT (60 at IHR and 15 at HR). The median time delay from symptoms to USAT was 5 days. Ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis resulted in improvements in tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion; pulmonary artery (PA) systolic and mean pressures; Qanadli score; right to left ventricle diameter ratio and right to left atrial diameter ratio; and diameters of main, right, and left PA regardless of the baseline risk status (P < ...
August 1, 2016: Angiology
Michal Zeman, Lubos Molcan, Iveta Herichova, Monika Okuliarova
Disturbances in regular circadian oscillations can have negative effects on cardiovascular function, but epidemiological data are inconclusive and new data from animal experiments elucidating critical biological mechanisms are needed. To evaluate the consequences of chronic phase shifts of the light/dark (LD) cycle on hormonal and cardiovascular rhythms, two experiments were performed. In Experiment 1, male rats were exposed to either a regular 12:12 LD cycle (CONT) or rotating 8-h phase-delay shifts of LD every second day (SHIFT) for 10 weeks...
2016: Chronobiology International
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