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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303766/no-additional-value-of-conventional-and-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-over-clinical-scoring-systems-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-type-1-versus-type-2-myocardial-infarction
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Luciano Consuegra-Sánchez, Juan José Martínez-Díaz, Luis García de Guadiana-Romualdo, Samantha Wasniewski, Patricia Esteban-Torrella, Francisco Guillermo Clavel-Ruipérez, Alfredo Bardají, Juan Antonio Castillo-Moreno, Juan Carlos Kaski
BACKGROUND: The distinction of type 1 and type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) is of major clinical importance. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic ability of absolute and relative conventional cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in the distinction between type 1 and type 2 MI in patients presenting at the emergency department with non-ST-segment elevation acute chest pain within the first 12 h. METHODS: We measured cTnI (Dimension Vista) and hs-cTnT (Cobas e601) concentrations at presentation and after 4 h in 200 patients presenting with suspected acute MI...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278630/predictive-value-of-high-sensitive-troponin-i-assay-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-compared-to-classic-biochemical-markers
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Tomislav Čolak, Ivanka Mikulić, Kristina Landeka, Ana Sesar, Marija Vranješ, Ivanka Mikulić
The aims of this study were to compare predictive values of hsTroponin I assay with contemporary assays and its usefulness in diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We also aimed to determine reference values of the assay and the possibility of fast ACS diagnosis using hsTnI. The study included 26 patients with ongoing chest pains and suspected ACS. ACS diagnosis was determined using electrocardiographic changes and international guidelines. Biochemical parameters were measured using standard tests which included Troponin I, hsTroponin I, CK, CK-MB and CRP...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260160/validating-an-optimized-gaff-force-field-for-liquid-crystals-tni-predictions-for-bent-core-mesogens-and-the-first-atomistic-predictions-of-a-dark-conglomerate-phase
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Nicola Jane Boyd, Mark R Wilson
The GAFF-LCFF force field [N. J. Boyd et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 24851] is tested and further improved for use in the simulation of bent-core liquid crystal mesogens. Atomistic simulations are carried out on four systems of bent-core nematogens based on a central bis-(phenyl)oxadiazole (ODBP) motif, providing excellent agreement with experimental, TNI, transition temperatures. Simulations of one bent-core system (C5-Ph-ODBP-Ph-OC12) indicate the presence of a dark conglomerate (DC) phase, with the prediction of a highly unusual nematic to DC phase transition...
December 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222133/gdf-15-growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-associated-with-lack-of-ventricular-recovery-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Juyong Brian Kim, Yukari Kobayashi, Kegan J Moneghetti, Daniel A Brenner, Ryan O'Malley, Ingela Schnittger, Joseph C Wu, Gillian Murtagh, Agim Beshiri, Michael Fischbein, D Craig Miller, David Liang, Alan C Yeung, Francois Haddad, William F Fearon
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that circulating biomarkers may predict outcome in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We examined the association between inflammatory, myocardial, and renal biomarkers and their role in ventricular recovery and outcome after TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 112 subjects undergoing TAVR were included in the prospective registry. Plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide, hs-TnI (high-sensitivity troponin I), CRP (C-reactive protein), GDF-15 (growth differentiation factor 15), GAL-3 (galectin-3), and Cys-C (cystatin-C) were assessed before TAVR and in 100 sex-matched healthy controls...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212594/-false-positive-troponin-i-due-to-heterophile-antibodies
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Henrik Nørlund, Ann Bovin
The troponin I (TnI) level is essential in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, but may be elevated by other cardial and non-cardial causes. We report a 32-year-old pregnant woman admitted to hospital because of chest pain and dyspnoea. TnI levels were significantly elevated, although there was no suspicion of acute coronary syndrome or myocarditis, and supplementary diagnostics excluded pulmonary embolism. The TnI level was found to be falsely elevated due to immunoassay interference. We stress the need to be aware of the possibility of false positive TnI, especially during pregnancy...
December 4, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210794/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-outcomes-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-studies
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Jianfeng Xie, Xiwen Zhang, Jingyuan Xu, Zhongheng Zhang, Nathan J Klingensmith, Songqiao Liu, Chun Pan, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has been demonstrated to prevent organ dysfunction in cardiac surgery patients. However, recent large, prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) had controversial results. Thus, a meta-analysis of RCTs was performed to investigate whether RIPC can reduce the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute kidney injury (AKI), and mortality in adult cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Study data were collected from Medline, Elsevier, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science databases...
November 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197871/carvedilol-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-dialysis-patients-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matthew A Roberts, Darsy Darssan, Sunil V Badve, Robert P Carroll, Magid A Fahim, Brian A Haluska, Carmel M Hawley, Nicole M Isbel, Mark R Marshall, Elaine M Pascoe, Eugenie Pedagogos, Helen L Pilmore, Paul Snelling, Tony Stanton, Ken-Soon Tan, Andrew M Tonkin, Liza A Vergara, Francesco L Ierino
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiac biomarkers are associated with cardiac abnormalities and adverse outcomes in dialysis patients. Our aim was to report the effect of the beta-blocker carvedilol on cardiac biomarkers in adult dialysis patients. METHODS: The Beta-Blocker to Lower Cardiovascular Dialysis Events Feasibility Study was a randomized controlled trial comparing carvedilol to placebo. Serum and plasma were collected before the run-in, then 6 and 12 months post-randomization to measure B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP), N-terminal BNP (NT-ProBNP), high-sensitivity cardiac troponins I (hs-TnI) and T (hs-TnT), and galectin-3...
December 4, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194090/the-association-between-uric-acid-levels-and-different-clinical-manifestations-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Trine R Larsen, Oke Gerke, Axel C P Diederichsen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Flemming H Steffensen, Niels P Sand, Lotte Saaby, Steen Antonsen, Hans Mickley
AIMS: Uric acid (UA) has been associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease. To further assess the role of UA role in coronary artery disease, we investigated UA levels in both healthy asymptomatic middle-aged individuals and in different subgroups of hospitalized patients with suspected or definite myocardial infarction (MI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The severity of coronary artery calcification (CAC) was examined in asymptomatic individuals (n=1039) using a noncontrast computed tomography scan...
November 29, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182678/diagnostic-performance-of-point-of-care-and-central-laboratory-cardiac-troponin-assays-in-an-emergency-department
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Petra Wilke, Annette Masuch, Oliver Fahron, Stephanie Zylla, Tobias Leipold, Astrid Petersmann
Early diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI) with cardiac troponin (cTn) assays at the point-of-care (POC) is suggested to shorten turn-around-time in the emergency department (ED). The present study aimed at comparing the diagnostic performance of two POC cTn assays with that of a central laboratory high-sensitivity (hs) method, under routine ED conditions. In 2,163 non-selected ED patients suspected for MI, the diagnostic performance of the POC troponin I (TnI), troponin T (TnT), and hs-TnT assay for the prediction of MI was evaluated based on receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyses and compared with the performance based on the manufacturers' cut-offs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174687/membrane-anchored-stalk-domain-of-influenza-ha-enhanced-immune-responses-in-mice
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Dandan Gao, Yan Chen, Dong Han, Qiulan Qi, Xianliang Sun, Han Zhang, Hao Feng, Min Wang
Current strategies for influenza virus vaccines primarily aim to elicit immune responses towards the globular head domain of the hemagglutinin (HA) protein so that binding of the virus to membrane receptors on the host cells is inhibited. In the present study, we show a novel strategy to generate immunity against the highly conserved region of the influenza virus. The globular head domain was replaced by different linkers to generate a headless HA (stalk domain) and then coexpressed with influenza M1 proteinin Tni insect cells...
November 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171086/a-randomized-study-of-prourokinase-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Wei Geng, Qi Zhang, Jingmin Liu, Xiang Tian, Libo Zhen, Da Song, Ying Yang, Haiyun Meng, Yafang Wang, Jianjun Chen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intracoronary administration of prourokinase via balloon catheter during primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: Acute STEMI patients underwent primary PCI were randomly divided into two groups: intracoronary prourokinase (IP) group (n = 118) and control group (n = 112). During primary PCI, prourokinase or saline were injected to the distal end of the culprit lesion via balloon catheter after balloon catheter dilatation...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142970/cardiovascular-disease-biomarkers-and-supar-in-predicting-decline-in-renal-function-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Salim S Hayek, Yi-An Ko, Mosaab Awad, Hina Ahmed, Brandon Gray, Kareem Mohammed Hosny, Hiroshi Aida, Melissa J Tracy, Changli Wei, Sanja Sever, Jochen Reiser, Arshed A Quyyumi
Introduction: Soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) strongly predicts outcomes and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether the association between suPAR and CKD is a reflection of its overall association with chronic inflammation and poor CVD outcomes is unclear. We examined whether CVD biomarkers, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrin-degradation products (FDPs), heat-shock protein 70 (HSP-70), and high-sensitivity troponin I (hs-TnI) were associated with a decline in kidney function in the Emory Cardiovascular Biobank cohort, in which suPAR levels were shown to be predictive of both incident CKD and CVD outcomes...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118720/altered-right-ventricular-mechanical-properties-are-afterload-dependent-in-a-rodent-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Jitandrakumar R Patel, Gregory P Barton, Rudolf K Braun, Kara N Goss, Kristin Haraldsdottir, Alexandria Hopp, Gary Diffee, Timothy A Hacker, Richard L Moss, Marlowe W Eldridge
Infants born premature are at increased risk for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), pulmonary hypertension (PH), and ultimately right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, which together carry a high risk of neonatal mortality. However, the role alveolar simplification and abnormal pulmonary microvascular development in BPD affects RV contractile properties is unknown. We used a rat model of BPD to examine the effect of hyperoxia-induced PH on RV contractile properties. We measured in vivo RV pressure as well as passive force, maximum Ca(2+) activated force, calcium sensitivity of force (pCa50) and rate of force redevelopment (ktr) in RV skinned trabeculae isolated from hearts of 21-and 35-day old rats pre-exposed to 21% oxygen (normoxia) or 85% oxygen (hyperoxia) for 14 days after birth...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040663/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-and-highly-sensitive-troponin-t-hstnt-as-markers-of-myocardial-injury-and-cardiovascular-events-in-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci
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M Connolly, J Shand, M Kinnin, I Menown, M J Kurth, J Lamont, D Mc Eneaney
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic value of biomarkers of myocardial injury following elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Type 4a myocardial infarction (MI) occurs when myocardial injury is combined with either symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischaemia, new left bundle branch block, angiographic loss of patency of a major artery or imaging suggestive of new loss of myocardium. Myocardial injury is defined as a rise of > 5 x 99th upper reference limit (URL) of 14ng/L (i...
October 10, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033166/early-peripheral-endothelial-dysfunction-predicts-myocardial-infarct-extension-and-microvascular-obstruction-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Sérgio Bravo Baptista, Mariana Faustino, Luís Brizida, José Loureiro, João Augusto, João Abecasis, Célia Monteiro, Paulo Leal, Maura Nédio, Pedro Farto E Abreu, Victor Gil, Carlos Morais
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The role of endothelial dysfunction (ED) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is poorly understood. Peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) allows non-invasive evaluation of ED, but has never been used for this purpose early after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI). Our purpose was to analyze the relation between ED assessed by PAT and both the presence of microvascular obstruction (MVO) and infarct extension in STEMI patients...
October 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941350/evaluation-of-analytical-performance-of-a-new-high-sensitivity-immunoassay-for-cardiac-troponin-i
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Silvia Masotti, Concetta Prontera, Veronica Musetti, Simona Storti, Rudina Ndreu, Gian Carlo Zucchelli, Claudio Passino, Aldo Clerico
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to evaluate and compare the analytical performance of the new chemiluminescent immunoassay for cardiac troponin I (cTnI), called Access hs-TnI using DxI platform, with those of Access AccuTnI+3 method, and high-sensitivity (hs) cTnI method for ARCHITECT platform. METHODS: The limits of blank (LoB), detection (LoD) and quantitation (LoQ) at 10% and 20% CV were evaluated according to international standardized protocols. For the evaluation of analytical performance and comparison of cTnI results, both heparinized plasma samples, collected from healthy subjects and patients with cardiac diseases, and quality control samples distributed in external quality assessment programs were used...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930548/l-name-improves-doxycycline-and-ml-7-cardioprotection-from-oxidative-stress
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Iwona Bil-Lula, Anna Krzywonos-Zawadzka, Jolanta Sawicka, Dariusz Bialy, Magdalena Wawrzynska, Mieczyslaw Wozniak, Grzegorz Sawicki
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) mediated degradation of myosin light chain 1 (MLC1) and troponin I (TnI) contributes to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Modifications of MLC1 triggered by oxidative stress are mediated by myosin light chain kinase (MLCK), nitric oxide synthase (NOS), and MMP-2. Previous studies have shown that inhibiting both MLCK and MMP-2 protects against I/R injury. Here, we hypothesized that the addition of NOS inhibitor (L-NAME) at subprotective concentration to the mixture of subprotective concentrations of ML-7 and doxycycline (Doxy), will increase a synergistic cardioprotection of Doxy and ML-7 during I/R...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930352/liquid-crystal-order-during-synthesis-affects-main-chain-liquid-crystal-elastomer-behavior
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N A Traugutt, R H Volpe, M S Bollinger, M O Saed, A H Torbati, K Yu, Natalia Dadivanyan, C M Yakacki
This study presents the first direct comparison of the influence of liquid-crystal order during synthesis on the thermo-mechanical behaviors of main-chain liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) in thiol-acrylate networks. Six polydomain nematic elastomer (PNE) chemistries were compared directly by synthesizing with the mesogens in either an isotropic state (i-PNE) or a nematic state (n-PNE). The i-PNE networks were created in the presence of solvent, which disrupted any liquid-crystal order during network formation...
October 11, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923663/modulation-of-the-picosecond-dynamics-of-troponin-by-the-cardiomyopathy-causing-mutation-k247r-of-troponin-t-observed-by-quasielastic-neutron-scattering
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Tatsuhito Matsuo, Taiki Tominaga, Fumiaki Kono, Kaoru Shibata, Satoru Fujiwara
Troponin (Tn), consisting of three subunits (TnC, TnI, and TnT), regulates cardiac muscle contraction in a Ca(2+)-dependent manner. Various point mutations of human cardiac Tn are known to cause familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy due to aberration of the regulatory function. In this study, we investigated the effects of one of these mutations, K247R of TnT, on the picosecond dynamics of the Tn core domain (Tn-CD), consisting of TnC, TnI and TnT2 (183-288 residues of TnT), by carrying out the quasielastic neutron scattering measurements on the reconstituted Tn-CD containing either the wild-type TnT2 (wtTn-CD) or the mutant TnT2 (K247R-Tn-CD) in the absence and presence of Ca(2+)...
September 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920468/annals-express-macrocomplexes-and-discordant-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-concentrations
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Pete Kavsak, Chantele Roy, Paul Malinowski, Ching-Tong Mark, Terry Scott, Lorna Clark, Shana Lamers, Craig Ainsworth
BACKGROUND: Analytical comparisons between different high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays are important for reassurance of results performed with different methodologies and to identify potential interferences or confounders to result interpretation. Our objective in the present study was to compare Beckman Coulter's latest hs-cTnI assay to Abbott's hs-cTnI assay and to assess agreement between results. METHODS: Two hundred EDTA plasma samples that had clinically reported hs-cTnI results from the Abbott ARCHITECTi2000 that spanned the analytical range were stored (median=4h), re-centrifuged and retested for hs-cTnI on the Abbott ARCHITECTi1000 and Beckman Coulter Access2 analyzers...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
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