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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383401/establishment-of-a-reference-interval-for-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-in-healthy-adults-from-the-sichuan-area
#1
Shunjun Li, Yue Zuo, Wenfang Huang
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) has been used in the diagnosis and risk stratification of acute myocardial infarction. However, there is no common consensus on an hs-cTnI reference interval for the Chinese population. The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of hs-TnI and establish the 99th percentile reference interval for hs-cTnI in healthy adults from the Sichuan area.Serum specimens were collected from 1485 healthy adults (731 men and 754 women ranging in age from 18 to 85 years) in Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337002/a-case-series-of-trigeminal-nerve-injuries-caused-by-periapical-lesions-of-mandibular-teeth
#2
M Devine, Z Yilmaz, M Hirani, T Renton
Aims Periapical lesions have been implicated in mandibular trigeminal sensory neuropathy. This study aimed to report on a case series of consecutive patients presenting with mandibular division trigeminal nerve injuries (TNI) caused by periapical lesions. Common presenting characteristics and possible strategies for management were also investigated.Materials and methods A retrospective study of 22 patients with TNI caused by periapical lesions. Data were extracted from patient records and analysed using Microsoft Excel and SPSS...
March 24, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333976/early-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-using-high-sensitivity-troponin-i
#3
Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Francisco Ojeda, Thomas Renné, Renate B Schnabel, Tanja Zeller, Mahir Karakas, Stefan Blankenberg, Dirk Westermann
OBJECTIVE: There is a clinical need for early and accurate diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Current European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines recommend diagnosis of non-ST-elevation AMI based on serial troponin measurements. We aimed to challenge the ESC guidelines using 1) a high-sensitivity troponin I (hs-TnI) baseline cutoff, 2) an absolute hs-TnI change after 1 hour and 3) additional application of an ischemic ECG. METHODS: 1,516 patients with suspected AMI presenting to the emergency department were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283847/increased-plasma-concentrations-of-soluble-st2-independently-predict-mortality-but-not-cardiovascular-events-in-stable-coronary-heart-disease-patients-13-year-follow-up-of-the-karola-study
#4
Vanessa Pfetsch, Veronika Sanin, Andrea Jaensch, Dhayana Dallmeier, Ute Mons, Hermann Brenner, Wolfgang Koenig, Dietrich Rothenbacher
PURPOSE: sST2 (soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2), a member of the interleukin-1 family, has been suggested to play a role in cardiac remodeling and inflammatory signaling. We assessed the association between sST2 in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) with multiple cardiovascular outcomes and total mortality, simultaneously controlling for a large number of potential confounders. METHODS: Plasma concentrations of sST2 (ELISA, Critical Diagnostics) were measured at baseline in a cohort of 1081 patients...
March 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275118/modern-management-of-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-lymphoma-patients-low-occurrence-of-cardiotoxicity-with-comprehensive-assessment-and-tailored-substitution-by-nonpegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin
#5
Jacopo Olivieri, Gian Piero Perna, Caterina Bocci, Claudia Montevecchi, Attilio Olivieri, Pietro Leoni, Guido Gini
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines (AC) are still undeniable drugs in lymphoma treatment, despite occasionally causing cardiotoxicity. Liposomal AC may reduce cardiotoxicity while retaining clinical efficacy; also, biomarker monitoring during chemotherapy allows early detection of cardiac damage, enabling strategies to prevent left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) deterioration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational trial in a real-life population of lymphoma patients, combining advanced echocardiography and biomarkers (Troponin I [TnI]) for early detection of cardiotoxicity; we applied a prespecified policy to minimize cardiotoxicity, selecting patients with higher baseline risk to replace doxorubicin with nonpegylated liposomal doxorubicin (NPLD) and starting cardioprotective treatment when subclinical cardiotoxicity was detected...
April 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229985/association-between-n-terminal-prob-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#6
Yan Ren, Jiao Jia, Jian Sa, Li-Xia Qiu, Yue-Hua Cui, Yue-An Zhang, Hong Yang, Gui-Fen Liu
BACKGROUND: While depression and certain cardiac biomarkers are associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the relationship between them remains largely unexplored. We examined the association between depressive symptoms and biomarkers in patients with AMI. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study using data from 103 patients with AMI between March 2013 and September 2014. The levels of depression, N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), and troponin I (TnI) were measured at baseline...
March 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223068/parasite-control-and-skeletal-myositis-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infected-and-exercised-rats
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Rômulo D Novaes, Reggiani V Gonçalves, Arlete R Penitente, Marli C Cupertino, Izabel R S C Maldonado, André Talvani, Antônio J Natali
Non-pharmacological strategies have been rarely described in the treatment of infectious diseases. Although exercise training has been recently incorporated in the clinical management of Chagas disease, the rationale basis that supports this indication is poorly understood. Thus, we investigated the effect of an aerobic exercise on the parasitism, inflammation and oxidative tissue damage in a murine model of Trypanosoma cruzi-induced skeletal myositis. Wistar rats were randomized into four groups: trained not infected (TNI) and infected (TI), sedentary not infected (SNI) and infected (SI)...
February 20, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221913/an-immunoassay-for-quantification-of-contamination-by-raw-meat-juice-on-food-contact-surfaces
#8
Fur-Chi Chen, Sandria Godwin, Edgar Chambers
Raw chicken products often are contaminated with Salmonella and Campylobacter , which can be transmitted from packages to contact surfaces. Raw meat juices from these packages also provide potential media for cross-contamination. There are limited quantitative data on the levels of consumer exposure to raw meat juice during shopping for and handling of chicken products. An exposure assessment is needed to quantify the levels of transmission and to assess the risk. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed and validated for quantitative detection of raw meat juice on hands and various food contact surfaces...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197283/the-impact-of-different-plasma-glucose-levels-on-heart-rate-in-experimental-rats-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#9
Guo-Zhong Pan, Jing Xie, Xiao-Fang Tian, Shi-Wei Yang, Yu-Jie Zhou
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of different plasma glucose levels on heart rate (HR) in experimental rats with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-one male Wistar rats were randomly divided into AMI group (n = 70) and sham-operation group (n = 51). Both groups had low, normal and high glucose levels, respectively. In the former group, hypertonic glucose was injected into the rats to make their blood glucose levels above 16 mmol/L and insulin below 3...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
#10
Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181304/treatment-of-cutaneous-and-or-soft-tissue-manifestations-of-corticosteroids-refractory-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-cgvhd-by-a-total-nodal-irradiation-tni
#11
Guillaume Peyraga, Thibaut Lizee, Pierre Gustin, Karen Clement-Colmou, Christelle Di Bartolo, Stephane Supiot, Marc-Andre Mahe, Sylvie François, Martine Mege
The management of corticosteroids refractory chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) remains controversial. Retrospective analysis of patients treated at the Integrated Center of Oncology by total nodal irradiation (TNI) was performed to evaluate its therapy potency. TNI delivers a dose of 1 Gy in a single session. The delimitation of the fields is clinical (upper limit: external auditory meatus; lower limit: mid-femur). No pre-therapeutic dosimetry scanner was necessary. Evaluation of the efficacy was by clinical measures at 6 months after the treatment...
April 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179611/asymptomatic-cocaine-abuse%C3%A3-myocardial-tissue-characterization-using-cardiac-biomarkers-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ulf K Radunski, Ulrike Fuger, Sebastian Bohnen, Gunnar K Lund, Christian Stehning, Tanja Zeller, Enver Tahir, Maxim Avanesov, Gerhard Adam, Stefan Blankenberg, Jens Reimer, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Use of cocaine is widespread and associated with several cardiovascular diseases. Recent CMR studies indicate frequent myocardial scar/fibrosis in asymptomatic cocaine abusers (CA).Methods and Results:This study used a combination of advanced CMR tissue characterization techniques, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) for focal, and extracellular volume (ECV) imaging for diffuse myocardial injury/fibrosis, with circulating biomarkers for a comprehensive characterization of myocardial injury...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147348/the-association-between-biomarker-profiles-etiology-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-mortality
#13
David Langsford, Mila Tang, Hicham I Cheikh Hassan, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Manish M Sood, Adeera Levin
BACKGROUND: Prognosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) for adverse outcomes differs substantially based on the etiology of CKD. We examined whether the biomarker profile differed based on CKD etiology and whether they were associated with mortality. METHODS: Prospective observational study of 1,157 patients, 663 with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), 273 with glomerulonephritis (GN), and 221 with cystic/interstitial disease (polycystic kidney disease, pyelonephritis or chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis [PCK/TIN]) were identified in the Canadian Study of Prediction of Dialysis, Death and Interim Cardiovascular events over Time cohort...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141699/cardioprotective-effects-of-carvedilol-in-inhibiting-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Maryam Nabati, Ghasem Janbabai, Saideh Baghyari, Maryam Esmaili, Jamshid Yazdani
PURPOSE: Anthracyclines (ANTs) are a class of active anti-neoplastic agents with topoisomerase-interacting activity that are considered the most active agents for the treatment of breast cancer. We investigated the efficacy of carvedilol in the inhibition of ANT-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: In this randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study, 91 women with recently diagnosed breast cancer undergoing ANT therapy were randomly assigned to groups treated with either carvedilol (n=46) or placebo (n=45)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131744/troponin-i-elevation-and-all-cause-mortality-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Roberto Muniz Ferreira, Nelson Albuquerque de Souza E Silva, Lúcia Helena Alvares Salis, Rafael Ramos Mendes da Silva, Paula Dias Maia, Lucas Felipe Bastos Horta, Eliene Ferreira Salles, Henrique Moraes Pinto Nunes, Joana Beatriz Moutinho de Oliveira, Yasminne Pascoal de Sousa Domingues, Clarissa Castrighini Macedo de Sousa
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Although troponin I (TnI) elevation and myocardial injury after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are frequent findings, their prognoses remain controversial. We aimed to determine the association between any or ≥5 times TnI elevation after elective PCI and subsequent one year mortality rates and long term survival. METHODS: Consecutive patients admitted for elective PCI between January 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed by chart review in two hospitals in Rio de Janeiro...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127700/identification-of-newly-established-spodoptera-littoralis-cell-lines-by-two-dna-barcoding-markers
#16
I Ahmed, H Huebner, Y I Mamoori, R Buchholz
Cell line authentication is crucial in determining the identity of cell lines and detecting any cross-contamination. The identity of three newly established Spodoptera littoralis cell lines (Spli-C, Spli-B, and Spli-S) was confirmed by DNA fingerprinting. In this study, we used two universal primers sets to amplify two DNA fragments in different positions in the mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase 1 gene (COI). The PCR reaction succeeded in amplifying two target DNA amplicons. The first amplicon had ~650 bp, while the second had ~410 bp...
January 26, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122223/the-relaxation-properties-of-myofibrils-are-compromised-by-amino-acids-that-stabilize-%C3%AE-tropomyosin
#17
Beatrice Scellini, Nicoletta Piroddi, Alexander M Matyushenko, Dmitrii I Levitsky, Corrado Poggesi, Sherwin S Lehrer, Chiara Tesi
We investigated the functional impact of α-tropomyosin (Tm) substituted with one (D137L) or two (D137L/G126R) stabilizing amino acid substitutions on the mechanical behavior of rabbit psoas skeletal myofibrils by replacing endogenous Tm and troponin (Tn) with recombinant Tm mutants and purified skeletal Tn. Force recordings from myofibrils (15°C) at saturating [Ca(2+)] showed that Tm-stabilizing substitutions did not significantly affect the maximal isometric tension and the rates of force activation (kACT) and redevelopment (kTR)...
January 24, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107745/femtomolar-detection-of-cardiac-troponin-i-using-a-novel-label-free-and-reagent-free-dendrimer-enhanced-impedimetric-immunosensor
#18
Rashida Akter, Bongjin Jeong, Yong-Mi Lee, Jong-Soon Choi, Md Aminur Rahman
A novel highly sensitive dendrimer coupled impedimetric immunosensor was developed for the label-free and reagent-free detection of cardiac troponin I (TnI) in serum samples. The immunosensor probe was fabricated by covalently attaching carboxylic acid-functionalized third generation (G3) poly (amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer (Den) on the 3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethyl benzidine (TMB) modified 6-mercaptohexanoic acid (MHA) self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a gold (Au) electrode. Monoclonal anti-TnI antibody was then covalently immobilized on the Den and TMB attached MHA SAM modified surface...
May 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099361/the-cardiotoxicity-of-cetuximab-as-single-therapy-in-chinese-chemotherapy-refractory-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#19
Xue-Miao Tang, Hao Chen, Yu Liu, Bin-Lian Huang, Xiu-Quan Zhang, Jian-Mei Yuan, Xia He
The cardiac safety of cetuximab, particularly as single approach, has not been investigated extensively. This trial was designed to evaluate the cardiac safety of cetuximab as salvage monotherapy in Chinese chemotherapy-refractory metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients.Cetuximab was administrated at an initial dose of 400 mg/mon day 1 (week 1), followed by a maintenance dose of 250 mg/m on day 1 of each 7-day cycle. Electrocardiograph (ECG), routine laboratory tests, and troponin I (TNI) Ultra were performed at baseline, during, and after the cetuximab therapy...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087371/use-of-the-heart-pathway-with-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponins-a-secondary-analysis
#20
Simon A Mahler, Jason P Stopyra, Fred S Apple, Robert F Riley, Gregory B Russell, Brian C Hiestand, James W Hoekstra, Cedric W Lefebvre, Bret A Nicks, David M Cline, Kim L Askew, David M Herrington, Gregory L Burke, Chadwick D Miller
OBJECTIVES: The HEART Pathway combines a decision aid and serial contemporary cardiac troponin I (cTnI) measures to achieve >99% sensitivity for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) at 30days and early discharge rates >20%. However, the impact of integrating high-sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) measures into the HEART Pathway has yet to be determined. In this analysis we compare test characteristics of the HEART Pathway using hs-cTnI, hs-cTnT, or cTnI. DESIGN & METHODS: A secondary analysis of participants enrolled in the HEART Pathway RCT was conducted...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
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