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March 2018: Journal of Addiction Medicine
Timothy L Surman, Robert G Stuklis, Justin C Chan
BACKGROUND: Multiple case studies have suggested that video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) reduces the occurrence and frequency of symptoms in long QT syndrome (LQTS) [1,2,3]. To date there has not been a literature review to report on the short-term and long-term outcomes of this procedure. Our primary aims are to review the literature findings on the clinical outcomes of VATS sympathectomy for long QT and present a local centre case report on the outcomes of T2-T5 sympathectomy...
February 13, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Ying-Zi Shen, Ke Peng, Juan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Meng, Fuhai Ji
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate whether or not the use of haloperidol could reduce the incidence of delirium in adult patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Elsevier, Wiley, and Ovid were searched for randomized controlled trials and prospective interventional cohort studies that compared haloperidol with placebo for delirium prophylaxis or with second generation antipsychotics for delirium treatment...
March 8, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
Salma I Patel, Michael J Ackerman, Fadi E Shamoun, Jeffrey B Geske, Steve R Ommen, William T Love, Stephen S Cha, Johan M Bos, Steven J Lester
INTRODUCTION: Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remains complex. The goal of this study was to assess electrocardiogram (ECG)-derived risk factors on SCD in a large HCM population Methods: Retrospective review of adults with HCM evaluated at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN from 1 December 2002 to 31 December 2012 was performed. Data inclusive of ECG and 24-hour ambulatory Holter monitor were assessed. SCD events were documented by ventricular fibrillation (VF) noted on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), or appropriate VT or VF-terminating ICD shock...
March 7, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
Morgayn I Read, Rebecca N Millen, Dominic M McCann, Joanne C Harrison, Douglas S Kerr, Ivan A Sammut
OBJECTIVE: Altered autonomic activity has been implicated in the development of cardiac dysfunction during seizures. This study investigates whether intervening in seizure progression with diazepam will reduce seizure-induced cardiomyopathy. Second, this study examines the hypothesis that combining atenolol with diazepam, as an intervention after seizure onset, will combat cardiac injury during status epilepticus. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were implanted with electroencephalographic/electrocardiographic electrodes to allow simultaneous recordings during seizures induced by intrahippocampal (2 nmol, 1 μL) kainic acid (KA)...
March 7, 2018: Epilepsia
Peter Manu, Yevgeniya Lapitskaya, Atef Shaikh, Jimmi Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Clozapine is widely prescribed for treatment-refractory schizophrenia, but its use is limited by many potentially life-threatening adverse effects. The risk of rechallenge after these complications has never been comprehensively assessed in controlled studies. Thus, clinical guidelines must rely on the published case reports. The number of such reports is likely to increase over time, and updated analyses of larger samples are needed, as they may lead to changes in clinical guidelines...
March 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
Nam Nhut Phan, Kuan-Lun Li, Yen-Chang Lin
BACKGROUND: Arsenic has been shown to cause various diseases (such as blackfoot disease, cardiovascular diseases, bladder cancer and skin cancer) in many areas of the world. However, the effects of arsenic on cardiac rhythm functions still lack investigation. METHODS: In this study, different concentrations of arsenic were orally applied to Sprague Dawley rats in order to examine the relationship between arsenic and cardiovascular rhythm (i.e. long QT) via electrocardiography measurement...
March 2, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Kathleen T Hickey, Robert R Sciacca, Belinda Chen, Barbara J Drew, David Pickham, Erik V Carter, Carmen Castillo, Lynn V Doering
BACKGROUND: Acute allograft rejection appears to be associated with increases in QT/QTc intervals. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between acute allograft rejection and electrocardiogram changes in patients undergoing an orthotopic heart transplant. METHODS: The study population comprised 220 adult patients undergoing heart transplant and enrolled in the NEW HEART study. Electrocardiograms obtained within 72 hours of endomyocardial biopsy were analyzed; electrocardiograms obtained fewer than 10 days after transplant surgery were excluded...
March 2018: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Semi Ozturk, Ahmet Seyfeddin Gurbuz, Suleyman Cagan Efe, Raim Iliaz, Mutse Banzragch, Kadir Demir
Background Neurologic and liver involvement in Wilson's disease (WD) is well-documented, however, few reports demonstrated cardiac involvement. Tpe and Tpe/QT are new measures of ventricular repolarization which were recently suggested as predictor of arrythmogenesis. We aimed to evaluate ventricular depolarization and repolarization parameters including QT, QTc, Tpe intervals, Tpe/QT, Tpe/QTc ratios, and QT dispersion (QTd) in patients with WD. Materials and methods Thirty-five patients with WD and 30 healthy controls were included in the study...
March 1, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
Jörg Täubel, Ulrike Lorch, Simon Coates, Sara Fernandes, Paul Foley, Georg Ferber, Jean-Pierre Gotteland, Oliver Pohl
OBE022, a new orally active prostaglandin F2α  receptor antagonist (OBE022) with myometrial selectivity is being developed to reduce uterine contractions during preterm labor. This first-in-human study evaluated the effect of OBE022 following multiple doses on the QT interval in 23 healthy postmenopausal women, using the effect of a meal on QTc to demonstrate assay sensitivity. We report the cardiac safety outcome performed during the multiple ascending part of this trial. OBE022 was administered after a standardized breakfast on day 1 and in the fasted state from day 3 to day 9 wth a standardized lunch 4 hours after administration...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
Elias Tsiompanidis, Spyros I Siakavellas, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Stamatia Chorepsima, Anastasios Manolakis, Konstantinos Oikonomou, Nikolaos Tentolouris
AIM: To examine the impact of liver cirrhosis on QT interval and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN). METHODS: A total of 51 patients with cirrhosis and 51 controls were examined. Standard 12-lead electrocardiogram recordings were obtained and QT as well as corrected QT interval (QTc) and their dispersions (dQT, dQTc) were measured and calculated using a computer-based program. The diagnosis of CAN was based upon the battery of the tests proposed by Ewing and Clarke and the consensus statements of the American Diabetes Association...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
Bharath Yarlagadda, Venkat Vuddanda, Tawseef Dar, Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, Valay Parikh, Mohit K Turagam, Madhav Lavu, Sindhu Reddy Avula, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Madhu Reddy Yeruva, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
Background: We sought to investigate and compare the safety and efficacy of two commonly used antiarrhythmic drugs, Dofetilide (DF) and Sotalol (SL), during inpatient drug initiation in patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: We performed a single center retrospective study of consecutive patients, admitted for initiation of either DF or SL, for AF between 2012 and 2015. Rates of successful cardioversion, QT interval prolongation, adverse events and drug discontinuations were calculated and compared...
December 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Yoshifusa Aizawa, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ken Okumura
Electrocardiograms (ECGs) have been employed to medically evaluate participants in population-based studies, and ECG-derived predictors have been reported for incident atrial fibrillation (AF). Here, we reviewed the status of ECG in predicting new-onset AF. We surveyed population-based studies and revealed ECG variables to be risk factors for incident AF. When available, the predictive values of each ECG risk marker were calculated. Both the atrium-related and ventricle-related ECG variables were risk factors for incident AF, with significant hazard risks (HRs) even after multivariate adjustments...
December 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Fatma Yilmaz Coşkun, Gülçin Elboğa, Gökhan Altunbaş, Ertan Vuruşkan, Berna Kaya Uğur, Murat Sucu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of electrical stimulation transmitted through the body during electroconvulsive therapy on traditional and relatively new ventricular repolarization parameters (Rate corrected QT interval (QTc), QT dispersion (QTd), rate corrected JT interval (JTc), JT dispersion (JTd), T-peak to T-end interval (Tp-e) and Tp-e/QTc ratio) under propofol anaesthesia. METHODS: Twenty-two patients (aged 18-50 years) who were each scheduled for ECT for major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia enrolled to the study...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
Frederik Marmé, Carlos Gomez-Roca, Kristina Graudenz, Funan Huang, John Lettieri, Carol Peña, Zuzana Jirakova Trnkova, Jan Eucker
Combining sorafenib and eribulin mesylate may provide synergistic antitumor activities with limited overlapping toxicities. This phase 1b, open-label, dose-escalation study evaluated safety, pharmacokinetics, maximum tolerated dose/recommended phase 2 dose (MTD/RP2D), and preliminary efficacy of sorafenib plus standard-dose eribulin mesylate in patients with advanced, metastatic, or refractory tumors. Patients received sorafenib 200 mg twice daily (BID; n = 5), 600 mg/day (n = 8), and 400 mg BID (MTD; n = 27)...
February 21, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Marc Weiner, Jon Gelfond, Teresa L Johnson-Pais, Melissa Engle, Charles A Peloquin, John L Johnson, Erin E Sizemore, William R Mac Kenzie
Moxifloxacin exhibits concentration-dependent prolongation of human QTc intervals and bactericidal activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis However, moxifloxacin plasma concentrations are variable between patients. We evaluated whether human gene polymorphisms affect moxifloxacin plasma concentrations in tuberculosis patients from two geographic regions. We enrolled a convenience sample of 49 adults with drug-sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis from Africa and the United State s enrolled in two treatment trials of moxifloxacin as part of multidrug therapy...
February 20, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Christina Schmidleitner, Michael Arzt, Maria Tafelmeier, Sarah Ripfel, Miriam Fauser, Teresa Weizenegger, Bernhard Flörchinger, Daniele Camboni, Sigrid Wittmann, Florian Zeman, Christof Schmid, Lars S Maier, Stefan Wagner, Christoph Fisser
BACKGROUND: The development of malignant ventricular arrhythmias due to abnormal cardiac repolarization is a major complication after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is linked to prolonged cardiac repolarization in non-surgical patients. This study evaluates cardiac repolarization in patients with and without SDB who underwent CABG. METHODS: 100 patients who had received CABG (84% men, age 68 ± 10 years, body-mass-index [BMI] 28...
February 2018: Sleep Medicine
Gabriella Ferlazzo, Erika Mohr, Chinmay Laxmeshwar, Catherine Hewison, Jennifer Hughes, Sylvie Jonckheere, Naira Khachatryan, Virginia De Avezedo, Lusine Egazaryan, Amir Shroufi, Stobdan Kalon, Helen Cox, Jennifer Furin, Petros Isaakidis
BACKGROUND: Bedaquiline and delamanid have been approved for treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in the past 5 years. Because of theoretical safety concerns, patients have been unable to access the two drugs in combination. Médecins Sans Frontières has supported the use of combination bedaquiline and delamanid for people with few treatment options since 2016. We describe early safety and efficacy of regimens containing the bedaquiline and delamanid combination in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Yerevan, Armenia; Mumbai, India; and Khayelitsha, South Africa...
February 13, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Jessica Morand, Claire Arnaud, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot
We investigated the effects of intermittent hypoxia (IH), such as that encountered in severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, on the development and severity of myocardial ischemia-related ventricular arrhythmias. Rats were exposed to 14 days of IH (30 s at 5%O 2 and 30 s at 21%O 2 , 8 h·day -1 ) or normoxia (N, similar air-air cycles) and submitted to a 30-min coronary ligature. Arterial blood pressure (BP) and ECG were recorded for power spectral analysis, ECG interval measurement and arrhythmia quantification...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Leslie S Zun
BACKGROUND: The management of acute agitation in the emergency department often requires the administration of rapid-acting antipsychotic agents. However, there are few comparative studies and little guidance regarding the risks associated with use of such drugs in the acute setting. OBJECTIVE: This structured evidence-based review compared the safety of antipsychotic pharmacotherapies for acute agitation using data from randomized controlled trials identified by a literature search of the PubMed database...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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