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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689804/efficacy-and-safety-of-levosimendan-in-patients-with-acute-right-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
#1
Jiayong Qiu, Lei Jia, Yingying Hao, Shenshen Huang, Yaqing Ma, Xiaofang Li, Min Wang, Yimin Mao
AIMS: Right heart failure (RHF), which is caused by a variety of heart and lung diseases, has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Levosimendan is a cardiac inotropic drug and vasodilator. The effect of levosimendan on RHF remains unclear. We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with acute RHF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and ClinicalTrials.gov to identify studies reporting the efficacy and safety of levosimendan for the treatment of RHF...
July 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678148/effects-of-levosimendan-in-patients-with-severe-functional-mitral-regurgitation-undergoing-mitraclip-implantation
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Cristina Giannini, Anna S Petronio, Francesca Fiorelli, Riccardo Liga, Paolo Spontoni, Marco De Carlo, Emilia Marraccini, Andrea Pieroni, Fabio Guarracino
AIM: Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) with a MitraClip device has been recently introduced as a valuable therapy in high surgical risk patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) who are not responding to currently available medical treatments. Our aim was to assess the clinical, functional and prognostic impact of periprocedural levosimendan administration in patients with end-stage heart failure and FMR undergoing PMVR. METHODS: Between December 2009 and August 2016, 94 consecutive high-risk patients with symptomatic FMR who underwent PMVR with the MitraClip System at our center were enrolled in a prospective registry...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641880/high-effectiveness-of-repeated-levosimendan-cycles-in-a-patient-with-advanced-heart-failure
#3
Miguel Rodríguez-Santamarta, Inés Sayago, Javier López
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640039/levosimendan-prevents-and-reverts-right-ventricular-failure-in-experimental-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mona Sahlholdt Hansen, Asger Andersen, Sarah Holmboe, Jacob Gammelgaard Schultz, Steffen Ringgaard, Ulf Simonsen, Chris Happé, Harm Jan Bogaard, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether chronic levosimendan treatment can prevent and revert right ventricular (RV) failure and attenuate pulmonary vascular remodelling in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). METHODS AND RESULTS: PAH was induced in rats by exposure to SU5416 and hypoxia (SuHx). The rats were randomized to levosimendan (3 mg/kg/day) initiated before SuHx (n=10, PREV), levosimendan started 6 weeks after SuHx (n=12, REV), or vehicle treatment (n=10, VEH)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603411/effect-of-small-dose-levosimendan-on-mortality-rates-and-organ-functions-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
#5
Xin Wang, Shikui Li
AIM: As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection. This study was designed to assess the effect of small-dose levosimendan without a loading dose on mortality rates and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Following a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded design, 240 Chinese elderly patients with sepsis shock were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601936/acute-kidney-injury-emerging-pharmacotherapies-in-current-clinical-trials
#6
Stefanie Woolridge Benoit, Prasad Devarajan
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients, affecting more than one quarter of critically ill children. Despite significant need, there are no targeted therapies to reliably prevent or treat AKI. Recent advances in our understanding of renal injury and repair signaling pathways have enabled the development of several targeted pharmaceuticals. Here we review emerging pharmacotherapies for AKI that are currently in clinical trials. Categorized by their general mechanism of action, the therapies discussed include anti-inflammatory agents (recAP, AB103, ABT-719), antioxidants (iron chelators, heme arginate), vasodilators (levosimendan), apoptosis inhibitors (QPI-1002), and repair agents (THR-184, BB-3, mesenchymal stem cells)...
June 10, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597399/effects-of-levosimendan-on-patients-with-heart-failure-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Guokai Shang, Xinyan Yang, Daijun Song, Yun Ti, Yuanyuan Shang, Zhihao Wang, Mengxiong Tang, Yun Zhang, Wei Zhang, Ming Zhong
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF), including cardiogenic shock (CS), complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains poor. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review the relevant literature and evaluate whether levosimendan was associated with better clinical outcomes in these patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases for randomized controlled trials that investigated levosimendan compared with any control in patients with HF/CS complicating ACS...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577069/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-protection-of-renal-function-in-the-intensive-care-unit-update-2017-expert-opinion-of-the-working-group-on-prevention-aki-section-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine
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M Joannidis, W Druml, L G Forni, A B J Groeneveld, P M Honore, E Hoste, M Ostermann, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, M Schetz
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES: To determine and update previous recommendations for the prevention of AKI, specifically the role of fluids, diuretics, inotropes, vasopressors/vasodilators, hormonal and nutritional interventions, sedatives, statins, remote ischaemic preconditioning and care bundles. METHOD: A systematic search of the literature was performed for studies published between 1966 and March 2017 using these potential protective strategies in adult patients at risk of AKI...
June 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571618/repetitive-use-of-levosimendan-in-advanced-heart-failure-need-for-stronger-evidence-in-a-field-in-dire-need-of-a-useful-therapy
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Gerhard Pölzl, Johann Altenberger, Loant Baholli, Paola Beltrán, Attila Borbély, Josep Comin-Colet, Juan F Delgado, Francesco Fedele, Antonella Fontana, Friedrich Fruhwald, Gregory Giamouzis, George Giannakoulas, Martín J Garcia-González, Finn Gustafsson, Kari Kaikkonen, Matti Kivikko, Jacek Kubica, Dirk von Lewinski, Ida Löfman, Gabriella Malfatto, Nicolás Manito, Martin Martínez-Sellés, Josep Masip, Bela Merkely, Fabrizio Morandi, Henning Mølgaard, Fabrizio Oliva, Emil Pantev, Zoltán Papp, Gian Piero Perna, Roman Pfister, Vito Piazza, Ramón Bover, Diego Rangel-Sousa, Alejandro Recio-Mayoral, Alexander Reinecke, Andreas Rieth, Toni Sarapohja, Gunter Schmidt, Mirko Seidel, Stefan Störk, Bojan Vrtovec, Gerhard Wikström, Patrik Yerly, Piero Pollesello
Patients in the latest stages of heart failure are severely compromised, with poor quality of life and frequent hospitalizations. Heart transplantation and left ventricular assist device implantation are viable options only for a minority, and intermittent or continuous infusions of positive inotropes may be needed as a bridge therapy or as a symptomatic approach. In these settings, levosimendan has potential advantages over conventional inotropes (catecholamines and phosphodiesterase inhibitors), such as sustained effects after initial infusion, synergy with beta-blockers, and no increase in oxygen consumption...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538112/levosimendan-for-the-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-after-cardiac-surgery
#10
EDITORIAL
Akshay S Desai, John A Jarcho
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 376, Issue 21, Page 2076-2078, May 2017.
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536187/question-2-is-levosimendan-better-than-milrinone-in-preventing-post-operative-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-improving-cardiac-function-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#11
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494911/levosimendan-does-not-provide-mortality-benefit-over-dobutamine-in-adult-patients-with-septic-shock-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Kapil D Soni, Souvik Maitra, Dalim K Baidya
OBJECTIVES: Despite of advancement in intensive care medicine, sepsis and septic shock carry a high mortality. Levosimendan, an inodilator, may be promising for septic shock patients with myocardial dysfunction; however, firm evidence is lacking. In this meta- analysis of randomized controlled trials, levosimendan has been compared with dobutamine in adult patients with sepsis and septic shock. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Intensive-care unit...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479018/levosimendan-mitigates-coagulopathy-and-organ-dysfunction-in-rats-with-endotoxemia
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Hsieh-Chou Huang, Hsin-Jung Tsai, Chao-Chun Wang, Cheng-Ming Tsao, Shuk-Man Ka, Wen-Jinn Liaw, Chin-Chen Wu
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe sepsis, pro-inflammatory cytokines and subsequent activation of tissue factors trigger a cascade of events that lead to coagulation dysfunction and multiple organ failure. It has been shown that levosimendan has protective effects against tissue injury caused by endotoxin. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of levosimendan on consumptive coagulopathy and organ dysfunction in an endotoxemic animal model induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
July 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397845/surgery-neutral-results-for-levosimendan-in-cardiac-surgery
#14
Irene Fernández-Ruiz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393796/modified-blalock-taussig-shunt-and-levosimendan-for-left-ventricular-preparation-in-a-child-with-transposition-of-great-arteries-and-regressed-ventricle-undergoing-rapid-2-stage-arterial-switch-operation
#15
Manoj Kumar Sahu, Anish Gupta, Intekhab Alam, Sarvesh Pal Singh, Ramesh Menon, V Devagouru
Rapid two-stage arterial switch operation (ASO) is very relevant as many patients of transposition of great arteries (TGA) present late to the hospital when primary switch either is not possible or carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Hence, other means apart from the traditional methods of left ventricle preparedness should be tried to help this category of patients, who are to undergo rapid two-stage ASO. We successfully used levosimendan and continuous positive airway pressure after 1st stage operation in a patient with dTGA and regressed ventricle, which helped in left ventricular preparedness, and the child underwent rapid two-stage ASO uneventfully...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393781/comparison-of-levosimendan-versus-dobutamine-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-prospective-study
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Ashok Kandasamy, Hariharan Antony Simon, P Murthy, Mahalakshmi Annadurai, Mushkath Mohamed Ali, Gayathri Ramanathan
CONTEXT: Recent upsurge in referral of patients with compromised left ventricular (LV) function for cardiac surgery has led to an increasing use inotropes to achieve improvement of tissue perfusion in the perioperative period. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the hemodynamic effects and immediate postoperative outcomes with levosimendan and dobutamine in patients with moderate to severe LV dysfunction undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: University teaching hospital, randomized control study...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320259/levosimendan-for-hemodynamic-support-after-cardiac-surgery
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir V Lomivorotov, Gabriele Alvaro, Rosetta Lobreglio, Antonio Pisano, Fabio Guarracino, Maria G Calabrò, Evgeny V Grigoryev, Valery V Likhvantsev, Marcello F Salgado-Filho, Alessandro Bianchi, Vadim V Pasyuga, Massimo Baiocchi, Federico Pappalardo, Fabrizio Monaco, Vladimir A Boboshko, Marat N Abubakirov, Bruno Amantea, Rosalba Lembo, Luca Brazzi, Luigi Verniero, Pietro Bertini, Anna M Scandroglio, Tiziana Bove, Alessandro Belletti, Maria G Michienzi, Dmitriy L Shukevich, Tatiana S Zabelina, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: Acute left ventricular dysfunction is a major complication of cardiac surgery and is associated with increased mortality. Meta-analyses of small trials suggest that levosimendan may result in a higher rate of survival among patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving patients in whom perioperative hemodynamic support was indicated after cardiac surgery, according to prespecified criteria...
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316276/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rajendra H Mehta, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sean van Diepen, James Meza, Alice Wang, Rachael Jankowich, Robert W Harrison, Douglas Hay, Stephen Fremes, Andra Duncan, Edward G Soltesz, John Luber, Soon Park, Michael Argenziano, Edward Murphy, Randy Marcel, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Dave Nagpal, John Bozinovski, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Shaun G Goodman, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, Kevin J Anstrom, John H Alexander
BACKGROUND: Levosimendan is an inotropic agent that has been shown in small studies to prevent or treat the low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery. METHODS: In a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less who were undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous levosimendan (at a dose of 0...
May 25, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262914/prophylactic-levosimendan-for-the-prevention-of-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-and-mortality-in-paediatric-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-congenital-heart-disease
#19
REVIEW
Johanna Hummel, Gerta Rücker, Brigitte Stiller
BACKGROUND: Low cardiac output syndrome remains a serious complication, and accounts for substantial morbidity and mortality in the postoperative course of paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Standard prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for low cardiac output syndrome are based mainly on catecholamines, which are effective drugs, but have considerable side effects. Levosimendan, a calcium sensitiser, enhances the myocardial function by generating more energy-efficient myocardial contractility than achieved via adrenergic stimulation with catecholamines...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225678/levosimendan-in-sepsis
#20
LETTER
Olfa Hamzaoui, Jean-Louis Teboul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
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