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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716046/blood-volume-monitored-regulation-of-ultrafiltration-to-decrease-the-dry-weight-in-fluid-overloaded-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marlies Antlanger, Peter Josten, Michael Kammer, Isabella Exner, Katharina Lorenz-Turnheim, Manfred Eigner, Gernot Paul, Renate Klauser-Braun, Gere Sunder-Plassmann, Marcus D Säemann, Manfred Hecking
BACKGROUND: Because chronic fluid volume overload is associated with higher mortality, we tested whether blood-volume monitored regulation of ultrafiltration and dialysate conductivity (UCR) and/or regulation of ultrafiltration and temperature (UTR) would facilitate dry weight reduction, in comparison to conventional dialysis (CONV). METHODS: We carried out a multicenter, 4-week, randomized controlled trial in hemodialysis patients ≥15% above normal extracellular fluid volume (ECV), per bioimpedance spectroscopy, who were randomized 1:1:1...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689871/cd101-a-long-acting-echinocandin-and-comparator-antifungal-agents-tested-against-a-global-collection-of-invasive-fungal-isolates-in-the-sentry-2015-antifungal-surveillance-program
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
CD101 is a novel echinocandin with exceptional chemical stability and long-acting pharmacokinetics. The activity of CD101 and comparators was evaluated using CLSI broth microdilution methods against 713 invasive fungal isolates, including 589 Candida spp. (6 species), 14 C. neoformans, 97 A. fumigatus and 13 A. flavus species complex collected worldwide during 2015. All C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. dubliniensis, 99.7% of C. albicans and 98.3% of C. glabrata were inhibited by ≤0.12 µg/mL of CD101, and these isolates were susceptible/wild type to other echinocandins using CLSI clinical breakpoint and epidemiological cutoff value (ECV) interpretive criteria...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679323/the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-is-strongly-correlated-with-extracellular-volume-a-measure-of-myocardial-fibrosis-and-subclinical-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, Qiang Guo, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
Background Extracellular volume (ECV) has been histologically validated as a non-invasive quantitative index of myocardial fibrosis that does not require the use of contrast, which is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency. Purpose To evaluate the correlation between the contrast-free apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and ECV, an index of fibrosis. Material and Methods Twenty-four patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), who were predominantly women (mean age = 36 ± 12 years) and 12 normal participants (mean age = 38 ± 10 years) underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) via 3...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-vs-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-post-closure-cardioversion
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Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA)-occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice-flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA-occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674085/acute-infarct-extracellular-volume-mapping-to-quantify-myocardial-area-at-risk-and-chronic-infarct-size-on-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Pankaj Garg, David A Broadbent, Peter P Swoboda, James R J Foley, Graham J Fent, Tarique A Musa, David P Ripley, Bara Erhayiem, Laura E Dobson, Adam K McDiarmid, Philip Haaf, Ananth Kidambi, Rob J van der Geest, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging overestimates acute infarct size. The main aim of this study was to investigate whether acute extracellular volume (ECV) maps can reliably quantify myocardial area at risk (AAR) and final infarct size (IS). METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty patients underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging acutely (24-72 hours) and at convalescence (3 months). The cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol included cines, T2-weighted imaging, native T1 maps, 15-minute post-contrast T1 maps, and LGE...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672988/ascorbate-ameliorates-echis-coloratus-venom-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-fibroblasts
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Yazeed A Al-Sheikh, Hazem K Ghneim, Feda S Aljaser, Mourad A M Aboul-Soud
Reports related to the effects of Echis coloratus venom (EcV) on the antioxidant capacity of human tissues is very scarce. The present study was undertaken to investigate the activities and gene expression levels of glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione reductase (GR), glutathione S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT), as well as the levels of reduced glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and the generation rates of superoxide anions (SOA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and lipid peroxides (LPO) in cultured human fibroblasts incubated with EcV, ascorbate (Asc) and EcV plus Asc at concentrations and incubation periods that maintained cell viability...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662483/intensity-of-anticoagulation-and-risk-of-thromboembolism-after-elective-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Tapio Hellman, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Ilpo Nuotio, Tuija Vasankari, Juha Hartikainen, Gregory Y H Lip, K E Juhani Airaksinen
BACKGROUND: Elective cardioversion (ECV) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a relatively low risk of thromboembolic complications. However, the optimal intensity of anticoagulation for ECV is unknown. We sought to assess the risk of thromboembolism in low (INR 2.0-2.4) vs. high (INR≥2.5) therapeutic range in a large retrospective cohort study. METHODS: This multi-centre "real world" study included 1424 ECVs in 1021 patients. The primary outcome was a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a systemic embolus during the 30-day follow-up after ECV...
June 22, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658049/high-emotion-control-value-reduces-error-detection-impairment-following-emotion-suppression-an-event-related-potential-study
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Nianqu Chen, Jiamei Lu, Li Jin, Xu Li
The present study investigated whether individuals characterized by different emotion-control values (ECV) differed in their cognitive effort after being required to suppress emotions. Emotions of sadness were induced using a video clip and individuals were instructed to suppress their emotional expression. Behavioral measures of an event-related potentials related to Stroop task performance following suppression were obtained. Results show that whereas suppression led to attenuated error or conflict monitoring in low-ECV participants, as indicated by significantly lower error-related negativity amplitudes compared with ECV-matched controls, participants high in ECV did not differ from the controls...
August 16, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644903/changes-in-remote-myocardial-tissue-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-a-cmr-t1-mapping-study
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P Stefan Biesbroek, Raquel P Amier, Paul F A Teunissen, Mark B M Hofman, Lourens F H J Robbers, Peter M van de Ven, Aernout M Beek, Albert C van Rossum, Niels van Royen, Robin Nijveldt
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the temporal alterations in native T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) of remote myocardium after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to explore their relation to left ventricular (LV) remodeling. METHODS: Forty-two patients with AMI successfully treated with primary PCI underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance after 4-6 days and 3 months. Cine imaging, late gadolinium enhancement, and T1-mapping (MOLLI) was performed at 1.5T. T1 values were measured in the myocardial tissue opposite of the infarct area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624408/native-t1-mapping-and-extracellular-volume-mapping-for-the-assessment-of-diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-in-dilated%C3%A2-cardiomyopathy
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Shiro Nakamori, Kaoru Dohi, Masaki Ishida, Yoshitaka Goto, Kyoko Imanaka-Yoshida, Taku Omori, Itaru Goto, Naoto Kumagai, Naoki Fujimoto, Yasutaka Ichikawa, Kakuya Kitagawa, Norikazu Yamada, Hajime Sakuma, Masaaki Ito
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the histological correlation of native myocardial T1 and extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measurement at 3-T for the assessment of diffuse pathological changes in the myocardial tissue, including myocardial fibrosis and extracellular space in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance T1 techniques allow the quantification of diffuse myocardial fibrosis. However, there are no definitive head-to-head studies of native T1 versus ECV for the detection, quantification, and characterization of pathological changes in the myocardial tissue in DCM by using histological samples for confirmation...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623475/t1-mapping-in-cardiac-mri
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REVIEW
Dina Radenkovic, Sebastian Weingärtner, Lewis Ricketts, James C Moon, Gabriella Captur
Quantitative myocardial and blood T1 have recently achieved clinical utility in numerous pathologies, as they provide non-invasive tissue characterization with the potential to replace invasive biopsy. Native T1 time (no contrast agent), changes with myocardial extracellular water (edema, focal or diffuse fibrosis), fat, iron, and amyloid protein content. After contrast, the extracellular volume fraction (ECV) estimates the size of the extracellular space and identifies interstitial disease. Spatially resolved quantification of these biomarkers (so-called T1 mapping and ECV mapping) are steadily becoming diagnostic and prognostically useful tests for several heart muscle diseases, influencing clinical decision-making with a pending second consensus statement due mid-2017...
July 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620681/cardiac-t1-mapping-in-congenital-heart-disease-bolus-vs-infusion-protocols-for-measurements-of-myocardial-extracellular-volume-fraction
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Nadya Al-Wakeel-Marquard, Sanaz Rastin, Frédéric Muench, Darach O H-Ici, Sevim Yilmaz, Felix Berger, Titus Kuehne, Daniel R Messroghli
Myocardial extracellular volume fraction (ECV) reflecting diffuse myocardial fibrosis can be measured with T1 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) before and after the application of a gadolinium-based extracellular contrast agent. The equilibrium between blood and myocardium contrast concentration required for ECV measurements can be obtained with a primed contrast infusion (equilibrium contrast-CMR). We hypothesized that equilibrium can also be achieved with a single contrast bolus to accurately measure diffuse myocardial fibrosis in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD)...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616729/prediction-of-the-estimated-5-year-risk-of-sudden-cardiac-death-and-syncope-or-non-sustained-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-using-late-gadolinium-enhancement-and-extracellular-volume-cmr
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Maxim Avanesov, Julia Münch, Julius Weinrich, Lennart Well, Dennis Säring, Christian Stehning, Enver Tahir, Sebastian Bohnen, Ulf K Radunski, Kai Muellerleile, Gerhard Adam, Monica Patten, Gunnar Lund
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and mapping cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) including native T1 and global extracellular volume (ECV) to identify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) and to predict syncope or non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT). METHODS: A 1.5-T CMR was performed in 73 HCM patients and 16 controls. LGE size was quantified using the 3SD, 5SD and full width at half maximum (FWHM) method...
June 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608328/towards-accurate-and-precise-t-1-and-extracellular-volume-mapping-in-the-myocardium-a-guide-to-current-pitfalls-and-their-solutions
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REVIEW
Donnie Cameron, Vassilios S Vassiliou, David M Higgins, Peter D Gatehouse
Mapping of the longitudinal relaxation time (T 1) and extracellular volume (ECV) offers a means of identifying pathological changes in myocardial tissue, including diffuse changes that may be invisible to existing T 1-weighted methods. This technique has recently shown strong clinical utility for pathologies such as Anderson-Fabry disease and amyloidosis and has generated clinical interest as a possible means of detecting small changes in diffuse fibrosis; however, scatter in T 1 and ECV estimates offers challenges for detecting these changes, and bias limits comparisons between sites and vendors...
June 12, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608326/identification-of-myocardial-diffuse-fibrosis-by-11-heartbeat-molli-t-1-mapping-averaging-to-improve-precision-and-correlation-with-collagen-volume-fraction
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Vassilios S Vassiliou, Katharina Wassilew, Donnie Cameron, Ee Ling Heng, Evangelia Nyktari, George Asimakopoulos, Anthony de Souza, Shivraman Giri, Iain Pierce, Andrew Jabbour, David Firmin, Michael Frenneaux, Peter Gatehouse, Dudley J Pennell, Sanjay K Prasad
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives involved identifying whether repeated averaging in basal and mid left ventricular myocardial levels improves precision and correlation with collagen volume fraction for 11 heartbeat MOLLI T 1 mapping versus assessment at a single ventricular level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For assessment of T 1 mapping precision, a cohort of 15 healthy volunteers underwent two CMR scans on separate days using an 11 heartbeat MOLLI with a 5(3)3 beat scheme to measure native T 1 and a 4(1)3(1)2 beat post-contrast scheme to measure post-contrast T 1, allowing calculation of partition coefficient and ECV...
June 12, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607016/drug-sensitivity-and-resistance-mechanism-in-aspergillus-section-nigri-strains-from-japan
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Aki Hashimoto, Daisuke Hagiwara, Akira Watanabe, Maki Yahiro, Alimu Yikelamu, Takashi Yaguchi, Katsuhiko Kamei
Aspergillus niger and its related species, known as Aspergillus section Nigri, are ubiquitously distributed across the globe and are often isolated from clinical specimens. In Japan, Aspergillus section Nigri is the second-most often isolated from clinical specimens following A. fumigatus. We determined the species of Aspergillus section Nigri isolated in Japan by DNA sequencing of partial β-tubulin genes and investigated drug susceptibility by CLSI M38-A2 method. The collection contained 20 A. niger, 59 A...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600050/labor-induction-just-after-external-cephalic-version-with-epidural-analgesia-at-term
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Marcos J Cuerva, Carlos S Piñel, Javier Caceres, Jose A Espinosa
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the benefits of external cephalic version (ECV) with epidural analgesia at term and labor induction just after the procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study with patients who did not want trying a breech vaginal delivery and decided trying an ECV with epidural analgesia at term and wanted labor induction or cesarean section after the procedure. We present the results of 40 ECV with epidural analgesia at term and labor induction or cesarean section just after the ECV...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592382/incidence-of-mri-detected-brain-lesions-and-neurocognitive-function-after-electrical-cardioversion-in-anticoagulated-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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B Bellmann, J B Fiebach, S Guttmann, T Lin, K G Haeusler, R Bathe-Peters, L Köhler, D Steffens, M Kasner, V Tscholl, P Nagel, M Roser, U Landmesser, A Rillig
BACKGROUND: After electrical cardioversion (eCV) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk for clinically apparent cerebral thromboembolism is increased in the subsequent weeks. To date, there is little evidence on the incidence of acute brain lesions (ABL) detected with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after eCV, in particular in patients treated with the Non-Vitamin K Antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC). AIMS: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the incidence of MRI-detected ABL, as well as the neuro-cognitive function after eCV in patients with persistent AF using NOACs as compared to phenprocoumon...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589482/sasha-versus-shmolli-a-comparison-of-t1-mapping-methods-in-health-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Benedict T Costello, Fabian Springer, James L Hare, Andre La Gerche, Leah Iles, Andris H Ellims, Benjamin Schmitt, Andrew J Taylor
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance derived T1 mapping parameters are a non-invasive method of estimating diffuse myocardial fibrosis. This study aims to to determine the native T1 time, post contrast T1 time and extracellular volume (ECV) derived from T1 mapping and to evaluate the ability of T1 mapping techniques to discriminate healthy myocardium from dilated cardiomyopathy. Seventy-nine participants underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Fifty-seven healthy volunteers and twenty-two patients with Dilated cardiomyopathy were included in the study...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574157/diffuse-myocardial-fibrosis-among-healthy-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients-correlation-of-histology-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-and-clinical-phenotype
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Brian Feingold, Cláudia M Salgado, Miguel Reyes-Múgica, Stacey E Drant, Susan A Miller, Mark Kennedy, Peter Kellman, Erik B Schelbert, Timothy C Wong
Fibrosis is commonly described in heart allografts lost late after transplantation. CMR-derived ECV is a validated measure of DMF in native adult hearts that may predict heart failure and mortality. We explored associations of ECV with histologic myocardial fibrosis and clinical features after pediatric heart transplantation. Twenty-five recipients (7.0±6.3 years at transplant and 10.7±6.5 years post-transplant) were prospectively recruited for CMR and BNP measurement at the time of surveillance biopsy...
August 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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