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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709412/study-protocol-safety-and-efficacy-of-propranolol-0-2-eye-drops-in-newborns-with-a-precocious-stage-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-drop-rop-0-2-a-multicenter-open-label-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
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Luca Filippi, Giacomo Cavallaro, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Gabriella Araimo, Giulia Regiroli, Valentina Bozzetti, Chiara De Angelis, Paolo Tagliabue, Barbara Tomasini, Giuseppe Buonocore, Massimo Agosti, Angela Bossi, Gaetano Chirico, Salvatore Aversa, Roberta Pasqualetti, Pina Fortunato, Silvia Osnaghi, Barbara Cavallotti, Maurizio Vanni, Giulia Borsari, Simone Donati, Giuseppe Nascimbeni, Giancarlo la Marca, Giulia Forni, Silvano Milani, Ivan Cortinovis, Paola Bagnoli, Massimo Dal Monte, Anna Maria Calvani, Alessandra Pugi, Eduardo Villamor, Gianpaolo Donzelli, Fabio Mosca
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) still represents one of the leading causes of visual impairment in childhood. Systemic propranolol has proven to be effective in reducing ROP progression in preterm newborns, although safety was not sufficiently guaranteed. On the contrary, topical treatment with propranolol eye micro-drops at a concentration of 0.1% had an optimal safety profile in preterm newborns with ROP, but was not sufficiently effective in reducing the disease progression if administered at an advanced stage (during stage 2)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707302/dialysate-sodium-and-intradialytic-hypotension
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Wael F Hussein, Brigitte Schiller
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is a common complication in hemodialysis, particularly with the time and frequency constraints of standard session delivery in contemporary practice. High intradialytic weight gain (IDWG), high ultrafiltration rates (UFR), and frequent IDH are highly interlinked, and separately or together contribute to the high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality observed in the hemodialysis population. Using a lower concentration of sodium in the dialysate (D-Na) reduces sodium delivery to the patient during dialysis, and several studies reported the beneficial effect in controlling IDWG, UFR, and hypertension...
July 13, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694489/high-frequency-components-of-hemodynamic-shear-stress-profiles-are-a-major-determinant-of-shear-mediated-platelet-activation-in-therapeutic-blood-recirculating-devices
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Filippo Consolo, Jawaad Sheriff, Silvia Gorla, Nicolò Magri, Danny Bluestein, Federico Pappalardo, Marvin J Slepian, Gianfranco B Fiore, Alberto Redaelli
We systematically analyzed the relative contributions of frequency component elements of hemodynamic shear stress waveforms encountered in cardiovascular blood recirculating devices as to overall platelet activation over time. We demonstrated that high frequency oscillations are the major determinants for priming, triggering and yielding activated "prothrombotic behavior" for stimulated platelets, even if the imparted shear stress has low magnitude and brief exposure time. Conversely, the low frequency components of the stress signal, with limited oscillations over time, did not induce significant activation, despite being of high magnitude and/or exposure time...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692817/complications-of-hematopoietic-stem-transplantation-bacterial-infections
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REVIEW
Ali S Omrani, Reem S Almaghrabi
Bacterial infections remain a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), especially in the pre-engraftment phase. The risk of bacterial infections is mainly related to neutropenia, mucositis, and the presence of vascular lines. Most parts of the world have witnessed a shift in epidemiology toward Gram-negative bacteria; a large proportion of which are resistant to fluoroquinolones, extended-spectrum beta-lactams, carbapenems, and in some units even colistin. Meticulous infection control practices are essential for prevention of bacterial infections in HSCT...
July 3, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687937/short-term-effects-of-a-combined-nutraceutical-on-lipid-level-fatty-liver-biomarkers-hemodynamic-parameters-and-estimated-cardiovascular-disease-risk-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-clinical-trial
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Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Marilisa Bove, Maddalena Veronesi, Manfredi Rizzo, Marina Giovannini, Claudio Borghi
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing interest in nutraceuticals improving cardiovascular risk factor levels and related organ damage. METHODS: This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial aims to compare the effect of a combined nutraceutical containing red yeast rice (10 mg), phytosterols (800 mg), and L-tyrosol (5 mg) on lipid profile, blood pressure, endothelial function, and arterial stiffness in a group of 60 patients with polygenic hypercholesterolemia resistant to Mediterranean diet...
July 7, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680875/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Romaine Arlettaz
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is part of the typical morbidity profile of the preterm infant, with a high incidence of 80-90% in extremely low birth weight infants born before 26 weeks of gestation. Whereas spontaneous closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) is likely in term infants, it is less so in preterm ones. PDA is associated with increased mortality and various comorbidities including cardiac failure, need for respiratory support, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pulmonary or intracranial hemorrhage, and necrotizing enterocolitis; however, there is no proven causality between these morbidities and the presence of DA...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680580/plasma-acylcarnitines-are-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Nancy Luo, Damian Craig, Olga Ilkayeva, Michael Muehlbauer, William E Kraus, Christopher B Newgard, Svati H Shah, Sudarshan Rajagopal
Quantifying metabolic derangements in pulmonary hypertension (PH) by plasma metabolomics could identify biomarkers useful for diagnosis and treatment. The objective of this paper is to test the hypotheses that circulating metabolites are differentially expressed in PH patients compared with controls and among different hemodynamic subtypes of PH associated with left heart disease. We studied patients enrolled in the CATHGEN biorepository with PH (right heart catheterization mPAP ≥ 25 mmHg; n = 280)...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673664/on-the-choice-of-outlet-boundary-conditions-for-patient-specific-analysis-of-aortic-flow-using-computational-fluid-dynamics
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S Pirola, Z Cheng, O A Jarral, D P O'Regan, J R Pepper, T Athanasiou, X Y Xu
Boundary conditions (BCs) are an essential part in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of blood flow in large arteries. Although several studies have investigated the influence of BCs on predicted flow patterns and hemodynamic wall parameters in various arterial models, there is a lack of comprehensive assessment of outlet BCs for patient-specific analysis of aortic flow. In this study, five different sets of outlet BCs were tested and compared using a subject-specific model of a normal aorta. Phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) was performed on the same subject and velocity profiles extracted from the in vivo measurements were used as the inlet boundary condition...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667492/inflammation-cause-or-consequence-of-heart-failure-or-both
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REVIEW
Sophie Van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the intention to summarize the currently available evidence on the pathophysiological relevance of inflammation in heart failure, this review addresses the question whether inflammation is a cause or consequence of heart failure, or both. RECENT FINDINGS: This review discusses the diversity (sterile, para-inflammation, chronic inflammation) and sources of inflammation and gives an overview of how inflammation (local versus systemic) can trigger heart failure...
June 30, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666570/dead-space-ventilation-is-linked-to-exercise-capacity-and-survival-in-distal-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Laurent Godinas, Caroline Sattler, Edmund M Lau, Xavier Jaïs, Yu Taniguchi, Mitja Jevnikar, Jason Weatherald, Olivier Sitbon, Laurent Savale, David Montani, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert, Pierantonio Laveneziana, Gilles Garcia
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is frequently used for the evaluation of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Non-operable distal chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) represents a unique subgroup of PH where microvascular disease resembling pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may predominate and efficacious medical therapy is now available. However, little is known regarding the detailed CPET profile of patients with distal CTEPH, and whether ventilation and gas exchange responses are different from PAH...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663627/efficacy-of-low-dose-ketamine-as-sole-analgesic-agent-in-maintaining-analgesia-and-intraoperative-hemodynamics-during-laparoscopic-gynecological-surgeries
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Dipti Saxena, Atul Dixit, Naina Kumar, Bipin Arya, Sadhana Sanwatsarkar, Shilpa Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Ketamine, in low doses, is known to possess intense analgesic properties. The available literature shows wide variation regarding the time and dose of administration of ketamine during surgery. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intraoperative administration of ketamine when used as sole analgesic in low doses, on hemodynamics and postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic gynecological surgery and compared on the basis of duration of surgery...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660793/pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-invasive-hemodynamic-etiology-and-outcomes
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Jared M O'Leary, Tufik R Assad, Meng Xu, Kelly A Birdwell, Eric Farber-Eger, Quinn S Wells, Anna R Hemnes, Evan L Brittain
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and associated with increased mortality but the hemodynamic profiles, clinical risk factors, and outcomes have not been well characterized. Our objective was to define the hemodynamic profile and related risk factors for PH in CKD patients. We extracted clinical and hemodynamic data from Vanderbilt's de-identified electronic medical record on all patients undergoing right heart catheterization during 1998-2014. CKD (stages III-V) was defined by estimated glomerular filtration rate thresholds...
June 29, 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660410/effect-of-fetal-hypothyroidism-on-myomir-network-and-its-target-gene-expression-profiles-in-heart-of-offspring-rats
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Nasibeh Yousefzadeh, Sajad Jeddi, Rafighe Ghiasi, Mohammad Reza Alipour
Thyroid hormone deficiency during fetal life (fetal hypothyroidism) causes intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Fetal hypothyroidism (FH) could attenuate normal cardiac functions in the later life of the offspring rats. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of myomiR network and its target gene expression in cardiac dysfunction in fetal hypothyroid rats. Six Pregnant female rats were divided into two groups: Control consumed tap water, and the hypothyroid group received water containing 0...
June 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658842/a-case-series-of-young-patients-with-completely-reversed-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aniketh Vijay Balegadde, Vikrant Vijan, Rajesh Thachathodiyl
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a progressive symptomatic disorder, which may ultimately lead to death if left untreated. Although majority of PAH cases are idiopathic, pulmonary hypertension resulting due to certain underlying conditions are also observed frequently. In such cases, it becomes essential to identify any potentially treatable or reversible causes for PAH. There have been significant advances in the medical management of PAH and various medicines have been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for various stages of PAH...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658076/recovery-time-profiling-after-short-middle-and-long-distance-swimming-performance
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Alessandro Piras, Matteo Cortesi, Francesco Campa, Monica Perazzolo, Giorgio Gatta
We investigated cardiac autonomic responses and hemodynamic parameters on recovery time following short-, middle- and long-swimming performance. Ten male regional-level swimmers were tested to estimate time and frequency domains of arterial baroreflex sensitivity and heart rate variability after 100-, 200-, and 400-m of front crawl. We found a BRS reduction for 90 min after a maximal 100- and 200-m front crawl event, meanwhile the reflex was restored back to the baseline value about 70 min after 400-m. The vagally mediated HF power of R-R intervals was significantly reduced for 30 min after 400-m, and more than 90 min after 100- and 200-m, with a concomitant increase of sympathetic modulation...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645696/exercise-training-improves-functional-status-in-hypertensive-older-adults-under-angiotensin-converting-enzymes-inhibitors-medication
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Liliana C Baptista, Aristides M Machado-Rodrigues, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo, Raul A Martins
BACKGROUND: The study aims to analyze the effect of three types of treatment on functional status, and cardiovascular risk outcomes in hypertensive older adults with comorbidities. METHODS: Participants (n=418) underwent one of the following 3 conditions: i) multicomponent exercise training 3times/week (MEX; n=116); ii) angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors used mono-dose daily (ACEi; n=70); iii) combined exercise and ACEi drugs (ACEiMEX; n=232). The trial was completed by 82% of the participants (n=342): MEX (n=90); ACEi (n=66); ACEiMEX (n=186)...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643218/empagliflozin-improves-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-a-genetic-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Nadjib Hammoudi, Dongtak Jeong, Rajvir Singh, Ahmed Farhat, Michel Komajda, Eric Mayoux, Roger Hajjar, Djamel Lebeche
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) represent an enormous burden with high mortality and morbidity. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have recently emerged as a new antidiabetic class that improves glucose control, as well as body weight and blood pressure with no increased risk of hypoglycemia. The first CV outcome study terminated with empagliflozin, a specific SGLT2 inhibitor, has shown a reduction in CV mortality and in heart failure hospitalization, suggesting a beneficial impact on cardiac function which remains to be demonstrated...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641681/the-effects-of-training-on-anxiety-and-task-performance-in-simulated-suborbital-spaceflight
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Rebecca S Blue, Frederick Bonato, Kimberly Seaton, Andrea Bubka, Johnené L Vardiman, Charles Mathers, Tarah L Castleberry, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: In commercial spaceflight, anxiety could become mission-impacting, causing negative experiences or endangering the flight itself. We studied layperson response to four varied-length training programs (ranging from 1 h-2 d of preparation) prior to centrifuge simulation of launch and re-entry acceleration profiles expected during suborbital spaceflight. We examined subject task execution, evaluating performance in high-stress conditions. We sought to identify any trends in demographics, hemodynamics, or similar factors in subjects with the highest anxiety or poorest tolerance of the experience...
July 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632583/incremental-balloon-deflation-following-complete-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-results-in-steep-inflection-of-flow-and-rapid-reperfusion-in-a-large-animal-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
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Anders J Davidson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley E Ferencz, Jeremy W Cannon, Todd E Rasmussen, Lucas P Neff, M Austin Johnson, Timothy K Williams
INTRODUCTION: To avoid potential cardiovascular collapse after resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), current guidelines recommend methodically deflating the balloon for 5 minutes to gradually reperfuse distal tissue beds. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that this approach may still result in unpredictable aortic flow rates and hemodynamic instability. We sought to characterize aortic flow dynamics following REBOA as the balloon is deflated in accordance with current practice guidelines...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629292/increased-blood-pressures-in-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Ehsan Moazen-Zadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Farhad Avakh, Arash Rahmani
Objective Veterans of war affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. We aimed to compare brachial and central blood pressures between veterans with PTSD and controls. Method In this case-control study on veterans of Iran-Iraq war, 50 veterans with PTSD and 50 veterans as controls were selected from an outpatient clinic and matched for age ±3 years. Exclusion criteria were malignancies, severe anatomical defects such as amputated extremities, history of PTSD before serving in war, comorbid psychiatric disorders other than anxiety or depressive disorders...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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