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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530783/a-rare-case-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-small-bowel-varices-flowing-into-the-inferior-epigastric-vein
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Akira Hoshiai, Junya Tsurukiri, Yasuhiro Sumi
Ectopic varices include all varices except esophageal or gastric varices and comprise large portosystemic venous collaterals that occur anywhere in the abdomen. Ectopic varices are relatively rare; however, approximately 5% are related to gastrointestinal bleeding. Ectopic varices usually occur in the rectum, duodenum, or colon, and portal hypertension is the most common cause. Hemodynamic profiles of ectopic varices remain unknown, and extensive bleeding from these structures occurs because diagnosis and treatment are difficult...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530466/angiotensin-type-1-receptor-a1166c-polymorphism-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-correlation-with-cellular-immunity-and-oxidative-stress-markers
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H Baniamerian, F Bahrehmand, A Vaisi-Raygani, Z Rahimi, T Pourmotabbed
Angiotensin II, one of the rennin-angiotensin system components, is important in the cardiovascular hemodynamic and plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. The angiotensin II, through interaction with angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AGTR1), promotes proliferation, inflammation and fibrosis. The single nucleotide polymorphism of the AGTR1 (dbSNP: rs5186) gene can be associated with development and progression of SLE disease. The aims of this study were to compare the frequency of AGTR1 rs5186 in SLE patients with healthy individuals and to evaluate possible association between AGTR1 A1166C gene polymorphism and serum level of lipids, neopterin and malondialdehyde in SLE patients from a population of West Iran...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527110/a-review-of-the-hemodynamic-factors-believed-to-contribute-to-vascular-access-dysfunction
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Connor V Cunnane, Eoghan M Cunnane, Michael T Walsh
A vascular access (VA) is used to facilitate hemodialysis in patients that suffer from end-stage renal disease. However, they suffer from high failure rates due to non-maturation and venous stenosis, with intimal hyperplasia (IH) the underlying cause of both conditions. Abnormal hemodynamic profiles, which arise following VA creation, are believed to lead to the development of IH. However, the exact physiological response that initiates this process is unknown. This review evaluates the different hemodynamic parameters that are hypothesised to correlate with the development of IH...
May 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520577/the-effects-of-remifentanil-on-hemodynamic-response-attenuation-after-electroconvulsive-therapy-under-sevoflurane-anesthesia
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Feray Erdil, Ulku Ozgul, Mukadder Şanli, Gülay Kayhan, Cemil Çolak, Mahmut Durmuş
PURPOSE: We evaluated the effects of a single loading dose of remifentanil (1 μg/kg) administered as an adjunct to sevoflurane, on the duration of seizure activity, recovery times, and hemodynamic profiles, during electroconvulsive therapy. METHODS: The patients were randomly allocated to receive sevoflurane-saline (Group SS) or sevoflurane-remifentanil (Group SR). Sevoflurane (8%) was initiated for anesthesia induction in both groups until loss of consciousness was achieved...
May 18, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520545/hemodynamic-profile-of-acute-kidney-injury-following-the-fontan-procedure-impact-of-renal-perfusion-pressure
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Taylor Patterson, David A Hehir, Matthew Buelow, Pippa M Simpson, Michael E Mitchell, Liyun Zhang, Mehdi Eslami, Kathleen Murkowski, John P Scott
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common following cardiopulmonary bypass. Fontan completion may result in systemic venous hypertension and low cardiac output, reducing renal perfusion pressure (RPP) and further increasing the risk of AKI. We investigated the incidence and risk factors for post-Fontan AKI. METHODS: Single-center retrospective study of children undergoing Fontan completion from 2005 to 2012. Demographic and hemodynamic variables were assessed for association with AKI...
May 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514325/an-etomidate-analogue-with-less-adrenocortical-suppression-stable-hemodynamics-and-improved-behavioral-recovery-in-rats
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Bin Wang, Jun Yang, Jun Chen, Yi Kang, Ling-Hui Yang, Jin Liu, Wen-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: ET-26 hydrochloride (ET-26HCl) is a novel etomidate analogue designed to alleviate the adrenocortical suppression caused by etomidate while retaining the rapid sedative-hypnotic onset and stable hemodynamic features of etomidate. This study compared the anesthetic effect, hemodynamic stability, and recovery profiles of ET-26HCl, etomidate, and the sedative-hypnotic drug propofol in rats. METHODS: The metabolic half-life of ET-26HCl was determined in vitro using high performance liquid chromatography analysis of samples of rat plasma and liver homogenates taken from 3 animals...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506874/impact-of-acquisition-and-analysis-strategies-on-cortical-depth-dependent-fmri
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Sriranga Kashyap, Dimo Ivanov, Martin Havlicek, Benedikt A Poser, Kâmil Uludağ
Functional MRI at ultra-high magnetic fields (≥ 7T) provides the opportunity to probe columnar and laminar processing in the human brain in vivo at submillimeter spatial scales. However, fMRI data only indirectly reflects the neuronal laminar profile, due to a bias to ascending and pial veins inherent in gradient- and spin-echo BOLD fMRI. In addition, accurate delineation of the cortical depths is difficult, due to the relatively large voxel sizes and lack of sufficient tissue contrast in the functional images...
May 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497259/safety-and-tolerability-of-intravenous-valproic-acid-in-healthy-subjects-a-phase-i-dose-escalation-trial
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Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Tess Bonham, Manjunath P Pai, Celia Tafatia, Ihab Halaweish, Kathleen To, Kuanwong Watcharotone, Aishwarya Parameswaran, Ruijuan Luo, Duxin Sun, Hasan B Alam
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, has beneficial effects in the setting of cancer, neurologic diseases, and traumatic injuries. In animal models of traumatic injury, a single dose of valproic acid has been shown to reduce mortality. The purpose of this trial was to determine the maximum tolerated single dose of intravenous valproic acid in healthy humans. METHODS: A double-blinded, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation trial design was used to identify dose-limiting toxicities in healthy subjects who received a single dose of intravenous valproic acid...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491305/effects-of-carvedilol-on-structural-and-functional-outcomes-and-plasma-biomarkers-in-the-mouse-transverse-aortic-constriction-heart-failure-model
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Caryn Hampton, Raymond Rosa, Daphne Szeto, Gail Forrest, Barry Campbell, Richard Kennan, Shubing Wang, Chin-Hu Huang, Loise Gichuru, Xiaoli Ping, Xiaolan Shen, Kersten Small, Jeffrey Madwed, Joseph J Lynch
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread use of the mouse transverse aortic constriction heart failure model, there are no reports on the characterization of the standard-of-care agent carvedilol in this model. METHODS: Left ventricular pressure overload was produced in mice by transverse aortic constriction between the innominate and left common carotid arteries. Carvedilol was administered at multiple dose levels (3, 10 and 30 mg/kg/day per os; yielding end-study mean plasma concentrations of 0...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487870/volume-related-weight-gain-as-an-independent-indication-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-units
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REVIEW
Tibor Fülöp, Lajos Zsom, Mihály B Tapolyai, Miklos Z Molnar, László Rosivall
Attempts to identify specific therapies to reverse acute kidney injury (AKI) have been unsuccessful in the past; only modifying risk profile or addressing the underlying disease processes leading to AKI proved efficacious. The current thinking on recognizing AKI is compromised by a "kidney function percent-centered" viewpoint, a paradigm further reinforced by the emergence of serum creatinine-based automated glomerular filtration reporting over the last two decades. Such thinking is, however, grossly corrupted for AKI and poorly applicable in critically ill patients in general...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481791/a-comprehensive-safety-evaluation-of-68ga-psma-11-pet-ct-in-prostate-cancer-the-results-of-2-prospective-multicenter-trials
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Julie B Nielsen, Helle D Zacho, Uwe Haberkorn, Karin M Nielsen, Katja Dettmann, Niels C Langkilde, Lars J Petersen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical safety profile of the Ga-PSMA-11 ligand for PET/CT imaging in prospective clinical trials. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients with newly diagnosed or recurrent prostate cancer participated in 2 prospective trials. Safety reporting was identical in the 2 trials. The Ga-PSMA-11 ligand was administered as 2 MBq/kg body weight (mean, 9.2 μg, 9.7 nmol). The reporting of clinical adverse events (AEs) and the measurement of blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were performed prior to injection (baseline); immediately after injection of Ga-PSMA-11 (postinjection); at 1, 10, and 60 minutes after injection; and after acquisition of the PET/CT scan (postscan)...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480694/long-term-high-intensity-sport-practice-modulates-adaptative-changes-in-athletes-heart-and-in-the-autonomic-nervous-system-profile
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Witold Slomko, Joanna Slomko, Tomasz Kowalik, Jacek J Klawe, Malgorzata Tafil-Klawe, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jedrzejewska, Julia L Newton, Pawel Zalewski
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare cardiovascular and autonomic adaptation changes in athletes exposed to high intensity and uninterrupted training for extended periods of time. METHODS: We assessed hemodynamic profile and cardiac function in 22 international master-level athletes, free of cardiovascular disease who experienced particularly intensive and uninterrupted training over a 8- to 21-year-period. RESULTS: One-way ANOVA revealed that in athletes, extreme and uninterrupted strength and endurance training over long periods of time (up to 21 years) causes an increase in resting heart rate (50...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476033/dexmedetomidine-plus-sufentanil-for-pediatric-flexible-bronchoscopy-a-retrospective-clinical-trial
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Xiujing Dang, Weidong Hu, Zhendong Yang, Shiyu Su
Several studies have reported the use of dexmedetomidine (DEX) plus opioids for flexible bronchoscopy in both adults and children. To determine whether DEX plus sufentanil (SF) is safe for children, 142 children undergoing flexible bronchoscopy were assigned to one of three groups, each of which received the same SF loading dose and similar DEX and SF maintenance doses, but different loading doses of DEX: DS1 (DEX 0.5 μg·kg-1), DS2 (DEX 1.0 μg·kg-1), and DS3 (DEX 1.5 μg·kg-1). The Ramsay sedation scale was maintained at 3 in all groups...
April 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471112/immune-recovery-after-fluid-resuscitation-in-rats-with-severe-hemorrhagic-shock
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Feng Yao, Yuan-Qiang Lu, Jiu-Kun Jiang, Lin-Hui Gu, Han-Zhou Mou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of resuscitation with normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HTS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on regulatory T cells (Tregs), helper T 1 (Th1)/Th2 and cytotoxic T 1 (Tc1)/Tc2 profiles in the treatment of hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Rats subjected to severe hemorrhagic shock were resuscitated for 30 min with NS (n=8), HTS (n=8), or HES (n=8); sham (n=8) and naive control (n=8) groups were used for comparison. Following fluid resuscitation, the whole shed blood was reinfused for 30 min, and the rats were observed with continuous hemodynamic monitoring for 120 min...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470996/impact-of-small-prosthesis-size-on-transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-outcomes
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Michael Salna, Omar K Khalique, Codruta Chiuzan, Paul Kurlansky, Michael A Borger, Rebecca T Hahn, Martin B Leon, Craig R Smith, Susheel K Kodali, Isaac George
OBJECTIVES: Determine the comparative impact of small prosthesis size on transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) outcomes. BACKGROUND: Patients with small aortic annuli tend to have worse postoperative outcomes and hemodynamics. We sought to describe surgical outcomes in patients with very small aortic annuli and then compare early hemodynamic and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the smallest available valves to assist in optimal prosthesis selection for this challenging patient population...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467684/cardiac-contractility-motor-function-and-cross-bridge-kinetics-in-n47k-rlc-mutant-mice
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Li Wang, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Chen-Ching Yuan, Sunil Yadav, Masataka Kawai, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
We have investigated the physiology and mechanical profiles of skinned papillary muscle fibers from transgenic mice expressing the N47K mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC), shown to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in humans. The results were compared with wild-type (WT) mice, both expressing the human ventricular RLC. Rate constants of a cross-bridge (XB) cycle were deduced from tension transients induced by sinusoidal length changes during maximal Ca(2+) activation, and were studied as a function of MgATP, MgADP, and Pi concentrations...
May 3, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461796/is-diabetes-mellitus-a-risk-factor-for-poor-outcomes-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-placement
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Burhan Mohamedali, Gardner Yost, Geetha Bhat
Diabetes mellitus is associated with adverse outcomes in patients with cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly used as life-saving therapy for advanced heart failure. The effects of pre-LVAD diabetes on long-term outcomes after LVAD implantation are not well understood. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the effect of existing diabetes on post-LVAD outcomes. Data on 288 LVAD recipients from 2006 through 2013 were reviewed. Patients were stratified in accordance with their histories of diabetes...
April 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459154/improved-cardiovascular-autonomic-modulation-in-transgenic-rats-expressing-an-ang-1-7-producing-fusion-protein
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Daniela Ravizzoni Dartora, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Karina Rabello Casali, Ivana C Moraes-Silva, Mariane Bertagnolli, Michael Bader, Robson Santos
Angiotensin-(1-7) counterbalances Angiotensin II cardiovascular effects. However, it has yet to be determined how cardiovascular autonomic modulation may be affected by chronic and acute elevation of Ang-(1-7). Hemodynamics and cardiovascular autonomic profile were evaluated in male Sprague-Dawley (SD) and transgenic rats (TGR) overexpressing Ang-(1-7) [TGR(A1-7)3292]. Blood pressure (BP) was directly measured while cardiovascular autonomic modulation was evaluated by spectral analysis. TGR received A-779 or vehicle and SD rats received Ang-(1-7) or vehicle and were monitored for 5 hours after i...
April 30, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458514/riociguat-a-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-stimulator-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#19
REVIEW
Tian-Yu Lian, Xin Jiang, Zhi-Cheng Jing
Despite advances in treatments and improved survival, patients with pulmonary hypertension still experience poor exercise and functional capacity, which has a significant detrimental impact on their quality of life. The nitric oxide (NO)-soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC)-cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP) pathway has been shown to play an important role in cardiovascular physiology, especially in vasodilation and pulmonary vascular tone. The oral sGC stimulator riociguat has a dual mode of action on the NO-sGC-cGMP pathway: direct stimulation of sGC independent of NO and indirect simulation via sensitization of sGC to endogenous NO...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452603/effects-of-music-therapy-under-general-anesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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Mohamed Kahloul, Salah Mhamdi, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Ahmed Nadhir Sfeyhi, Mohamed Azzaza, Ajmi Chaouch, Walid Naija
BACKGROUND: Music therapy, an innovative approach that has proven effectiveness in many medical conditions, seems beneficial also in managing surgical patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate its effects, under general anesthesia, on perioperative patient satisfaction, stress, pain, and awareness. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind study conducted in the operating theatre of visceral surgery at Sahloul Teaching Hospital over a period of 4 months...
December 2017: Libyan Journal of Medicine
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