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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748885/cardiac-status-in-children-with-acute-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
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Tushar Idhate, Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is the most common type of glomerulonephritis seen in children. It can affect multiple organs with heart being frequently involved. Yet, there are very few studies on cardiac status in children with PSGN and hence this study was conducted. All consecutive children from 1 month to 12 years of age, admitted over a two-year period with a diagnosis of PSGN, were included in the study. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and two-dimensional echocardiogram were performed in all patients on admission and repeated at six and 12 weeks, if abnormal...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744930/what-endocardial-right-ventricular-pacing-site-shows-better-contractility-and-synchrony-in-children-and-adolescents
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Massimo Stefano Silvetti, Antonio Ammirati, Rosalinda Palmieri, Vincenzo Pazzano, Silvia Placidi, Lucilla Ravà, Romolo Remoli, Fabio Anselmo Saputo, Letizia Verticelli, Fabrizio Drago
AIMS: Right ventricular apical pacing (RVA) can induce left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony, remodelling and dysfunction in children with complete atrioventricular block (CAVB). We compared the functional outcome of RVA with RV alternative pacing sites (RVAPS), including parahisian, septal, and outflow tract sites. METHODS: This is a single-centre, retrospective study. Data were collected before pacemaker implantation (transvenous leads), postoperatively, at 6 months and at 1-2-3-4 years...
July 25, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739492/efficacy-and-safety-of-citalopram-compared-to-atypical-antipsychotics-on-agitation-in-nursing-home-residents-with-alzheimer-dementia
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Giovanni Viscogliosi, Iulia Maria Chiriac, Evaristo Ettorre
OBJECTIVE: To assess efficacy and safety of citalopram compared to quetiapine and olanzapine for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). DESIGN: Longitudinal, 6-month study. SETTING: Nursing home (NH). PARTICIPANTS: 75 NH residents with AD and agitation, randomized to citalopram (n = 25), quetiapine (n = 25), or olanzapine (n = 25). MEASUREMENTS: Changes in Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) agitation subscale score and the modified Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change (mADCS-CGIC) were used to assess treatment efficacy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739032/comparison-and-validation-of-recommended-qt-interval-correction-formulas-for-predicting-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-and-cardiac-resynchronization-devices
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Diego Iglesias-Álvarez, Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Francisco Javier García-Seara, Omar Kreidieh, José Luis Martínez-Sande, Belén Álvarez-Álvarez, Xesús Alberte Fernández-López, Laila González-Melchor, Ricardo Lage-Fernández, Isabel Moscoso-Galán, José Ramón González-Juanatey
QT interval prolongation is an important marker for the development of cardiac arrhythmias (CAs). Optimal methods to estimate QT/QTc intervals in patients with ventricular pacing (VP) and its correlation with CA have not been widely investigated. We aimed to validate the currently available formulas for QT determination during VP and to compare their abilities in predicting the occurrence of CA (atrial fibrillation [AF] and malignant ventricular arrhythmias [VAs] in patients with advanced heart failure and cardiac resynchronization therapy)...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725029/prominent-differences-in-left-ventricular-performance-and-myocardial-properties-between-right-ventricular-and-left-ventricular-based-pacing-modes-in-rats
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Wesam Mulla, Sharon Etzion, Sigal Elyagon, Roni Gillis, Michael Murninkas, Yuval Konstantino, Ingra Mannhardt, Thomas Eschenhagen, Noah Liel-Cohen, Yoram Etzion
Biventricular pacing is an important modality to improve left ventricular (LV) synchronization and long-term function. However, the biological effects of this treatment are far from being elucidated and existing animal models are limited and demanding. Recently, we introduced an implanted device for double-site epicardial pacing in rats and echocardiographically demonstrated favorable effects of LV and biventricular (LV-based) pacing modes typically observed in humans. Here, this new animal model was further characterized...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713157/population-pharmacokinetics-of-moxifloxacin-and-its-concentration-qt-interval-relationship-modeling-in-chinese-healthy-volunteers
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Feng-Yan Xu, Ji-Han Huang, Ying-Chun He, Li-Yu Liang, Lu-Jin Li, Juan Yang, Fang Yin, Ling Xu, Qing-Shan Zheng, Kun Wang
Moxifloxacin (MX) is an 8-methoxyquinolone antimicrobial drug, which is often used as a positive control in thorough QT (TQT) studies. In the present study we established the population pharmacokinetics model of MX and the relationship of MX concentrations with the QT and various corrected QT (QTc) intervals, and compared the results with other ethnicities. The MX data used for modeling were obtained from a published TQT interval prolongation study of antofloxacin with MX as the positive control. In this four-period crossover study, 24 adult Chinese healthy volunteers received either 200 or 400 mg of oral antofloxacin once daily, 400 mg of MX, or a placebo...
July 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712527/clinical-presentation-to-the-emergency-department-predicts-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-associated-myocardial-injury
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Khalil M Yousef, Elizabeth Crago, Theodore F Lagattuta, Marilyn Hravnak
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is frequently seen in emergency departments. Secondary injury, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage-associated myocardial injury (SAHMI), affects one third of survivors and contributes to poor outcomes. SAHMI is not attributed to ischemia from myocardial disease but can result in hypotension and arrhythmias. It is important that emergency nurses recognize which clinical presentation characteristics are predictive of SAHMI to initiate proper interventions...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712169/analytic-study-in-patients-presenting-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-regarding-the-artemether-lumefantrine-induced-qtc-interval-changes-in-ecg
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Aliena Badshah, Iqbal Haider, Shams Suleman
BACKGROUND: Malaria is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in our part of the world. Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) Combination therapy is widely used for the treatment of malaria both in outpatients and inpatients hospital settings. Some of the previous anti-malarial were associated with prolongation of QTc interval. Similar query was raised about AL therapy. This study was conducted to determine the risk of QTc interval prolongation in ECG of patients with Falciparum malaria using oral Artemether-Lumefantrine (AL) combination therapy...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705742/an-acute-oral-intoxication-with-haloperidol-decanoate-a-case-report
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Bart G J Dekkers, Ruben J Eck, Jan C Ter Maaten, Daniël J Touw
Haloperidol decanoate is a typical antipsychotic drug used as maintenance therapy for schizophrenia and mood disorders formulated as an ester for intramuscular injection. Cases of oral haloperidol decanoate intoxications have not been described in literature. In this report, we present for the first time a case of an oral ingestion of haloperidol decanoate of a young woman who presented to the emergency department following an intentional oral ingestion of 1 ampoule of haloperidol decanoate 100mg. At presentation, she had a bilateral rest tremor of both hands and mild hypothermia...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703024/safety-and-effectiveness-of-physostigmine-a-10-year-retrospective-review
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Ann M Arens, Krishna Shah, Suad Al-Abri, Kent R Olson, Tom Kearney
BACKGROUND: Physostigmine has long been recognized as an antidote to reverse anticholinergic delirium. However, its effectiveness, safety profile, and dosing have been disputed. OBJECTIVES: To describe effectiveness, adverse events, and dosing associated with the use of physostigmine to reverse anticholinergic delirium. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of hospitalized patients reported to a regional poison center system between 2003 and 2012 who received physostigmine to reverse an anticholinergic toxidrome...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695724/contribution-of-medications-and-risk-factors-to-qtc-interval-lengthening-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Khalid A Alburikan, Ahmed Aldemerdash, Samuel T Savitz, James E Tisdale, Eric A Whitsel, Elsayed Z Soliman, Emily M Thudium, Carla A Sueta, Anna M Kucharska-Newton, Sally C Stearns, Jo E Rodgers
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The association between QTc interval-prolonging medications (QTPMs) and risk factors with magnitude of QTc interval lengthening is unknown. We examined the contribution of risk factors alone and in combination with QTPMs to QTc interval lengthening. METHOD: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study assessed 15 792 participants with a resting, standard 12-lead electrocardiogram and ≥1 measure of QTc interval over 4 examinations at 3-year intervals (1987-1998)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694782/evaluation-of-abdominal-fetal-electrocardiography-in-early-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Clarissa L Velayo, Kiyoe Funamoto, Joyceline Noemi I Silao, Yoshitaka Kimura, Kypros Nicolaides
Objectives: This descriptive study was performed to evaluate the capability of a non-invasive transabdominal electrocardiographic system to extract clear fetal electrocardiographic (FECG) measurements from intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses and to assess whether abdominal FECG parameters can be developed as markers for evaluating the fetal cardiac status in IUGR. Methods: Transabdominal FECG was attempted in 20 controls and 15 IUGR singleton pregnancies at 20+0-33+6 weeks gestation. Standard ECG parameters were compared between the study groups and evaluated for their correlation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694394/assessment-of-electrocardiographic-parameters-in-adult-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy
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Gündüz Durmuş, Muhsin Kalyoncuoğlu, Mehmet Baran Karataş, Yiğit Çanga, Semi Öztürk, Ender Özal, Yasin Çakıllı, Tuncay Kırış, Barış Güngör, Ahmet Taha Alper, Mehmet Mustafa Can, Osman Bolca
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a safe and effective treatment for urinary tract calculi. While serious side effects are rare, transient cardiac arrhythmias may occur. New electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters, such as P wave dispersion (PWD), QT dispersion (QTd), T peak to T end (Tp-e) interval, Tp-e interval/QT ratio, and Tp-e interval/corrected QT ratio have been defined to help predict atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. However, effect of ESWL on these ECG parameters has not been previously investigated...
July 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693429/plasma-homocysteine-levels-associated-with-a-corrected-qt-interval
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Zhao Li, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun, Yamin Liu, Maria Roselle Abraham
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between homocysteine (Hcy) levels and the QT interval. We examined the association of different Hcy levels with corrected QT (QTc) intervals in a general population. METHODS: Plasma levels of Hcy were assessed in a population-based study of 7002 participants 35 years of age and older from 2012 to 2013. Twelve-lead ECGs were performed on all participants and analyzed automatically. RESULTS: The distribution of Hcy levels was determined for an entire population after the data were grouped into quartiles (Q1: <=11...
July 11, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687944/prolonged-qtc-indicates-the-clinical-severity-and-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-isolated-left-ventricular-non-compaction
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Hongmei Zhou, Xue Lin, Ligang Fang, Wenlin Zhu, Xihai Zhao, Haiyan Ding, Meng Jiang, Heng Ge, Quan Fang, Ben He
Isolated left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) is a rare cardiomyopathy that leads to severe clinical complications. This study is to investigate whether or not prolonged QTc is a good indicator for evaluating the severity of fibrosis and predicting the prognosis of LVNC, and if native T1 can be used to quantify the fibrosis. 32 LVNC patients and 14 healthy controls with matched age and sex were examined by CMR and ECG to acquire native T1, QTc interval, and ECG abnormalities. 18 LVNC patients had normal QTc and 14 LVNC patients had prolonged QTc...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680841/hepatic-encephalopathy-in-liver-cirrhosis
#16
Herbert Djiambou-Nganjeu
Liver cirrhosis is a worldwide gastroenterological condition, characterized by a slow, progressive and irreversible replacement of liver cells by fibrous tissue (scar) that prevents liver function. This condition often leads to the development of other syndromes. Cardiac complications can be indicated through abnormal QTc interval and arrhythmias, thereby their analysis aids in the prevention of cardiovascular events. Most cirrhotic cases have abnormal laboratory values (bilirubin, albumin, AST, ALT, AST/ALT, INR) indicating the presence of concomitant infection, inflammation and coagulopathy...
March 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679017/a-comparison-of-qtc-intervals-in-alcohol-withdrawal-patients-versus-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients
#17
Timothy Chu, Keith Azevedo, Amy A Ernst, Dusadee Sarangarm, Steven J Weiss
OBJECTIVES: Patients with an alcohol use disorder experiencing acute intoxication or withdrawal may be at risk for electrocardiograph (ECG) abnormalities, including prolongation of repolarization (long QTc [corrected QT]) that may contribute to arrhythmias and may be associated with a threefold increase in the likelihood of sudden cardiac events. Patients with acute coronary syndrome may have prolonged QTc as well. To our knowledge, no previous studies have compared the QTc of ACS with acute ethanol (EtOH) withdrawal syndromes in the emergency department (ED)...
July 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668627/vigabatrin-lacks-proarrhythmic-potential-results-from-a-thorough-qt-qtc-study-in-healthy-volunteers
#18
Dwain Tolbert, Susan Reid, Stuart Harris, Ihor Bekersky
PURPOSE: A thorough QT study was performed to assess the proarrhythmic potential of vigabatrin, an antiepileptic drug approved in the United States for the treatment of infantile spasms and refractory complex partial seizures. METHODS: In this Phase I, randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active-controlled (moxifloxacin), 4-sequence, crossover study conducted at a single center, healthy participants received 1 of 4 randomly assigned treatments: 3.0g vigabatrin solution (therapeutic dose) and 1 moxifloxacin placebo tablet; 6...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667743/hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-electrocardiographic-changes-a-cross-sectional-population-study
#19
C R Juhl, I M Miller, G B Jemec, J K Kanters, C Ellervik
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease, recently associated with metabolic syndrome, subclinical atherosclerosis and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the hitherto unknown electrocardiographic changes associated with HS, which recently have been associated with significant cardiovascular burden. METHODS: Data were derived from the cross-sectional population study, The Danish General Population Study (GESUS)...
July 1, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667054/analysis-of-decreases-in-systemic-arterial-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-response-to-the-hydrogen-sulfide-donor-sodium-sulfide
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Kevin W Swan, Bryant Minkyu Song, Allen L Chen, Travis J Chen, Ryan A Chan, Bradley T Guidry, Prasad V G Katakam, Edmund K Kerut, Thomas D Giles, Philip Kadowitz
The actions of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on the heart and vasculature have been extensively reported. However, the mechanisms underlying the effects of H2S are unclear in the anesthetized rat. The objective of the current study is to investigate the effect of H2S on the electrocardiogram and examine the relationship between H2S-induced changes in heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and respiratory function. Intravenous (iv) administration of the H2S donor sodium sulfide (Na2S) in the anesthetized Sprague-Dawley (SD) rat decreased MAP and HR and produced changes in respiratory function...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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