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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147790/-etomidate-for-intravenous-induction-of-anaesthesia
#1
C Dumps, D Bolkenius, E Halbeck
The pharmacological and historical knowledge about the currently available intravenous induction hypnotics form the basis for the daily work of anesthetists. Side effects of using hypnotic induction agents must be anticipated and adequately treated. Decades of experience with using intravenous induction hypnotics have led to theoretical requirements for an ideal narcotic agent with a best possible side effect profile. In the absence of this optimal hypnotic induction agent, a careful selection of one or a combination of narcotic drugs is necessary to meet the needs of the respective risk constellation of the patient...
November 16, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132918/the-first-in-human-experience-with-a-minimally-invasive-ambulatory-counterpulsation-heart-assist-system-for-advanced-congestive-heart-failure
#2
Valluvan Jeevanandam, Tae Song, David Onsager, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek LaBuhn, Thomas Lammy, Gabriel Sayer, Gene Kim, Sonna Patel-Raman, Nir Uriel
BACKGROUND: The intravascular ventricular assist system (iVAS) is a new, minimally invasive, ambulatory counterpulsation heart assist system delivered via the subclavian artery and powered by a portable driver. It is designed for recovery, bridge to transplantation (BTT) or for prolonging medical therapy. We report the first-in-human (FIH) experience with iVAS. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized single arm, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved early feasibility trial in patients listed for cardiac transplantation...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132429/characterization-of-skin-function-associated-with-obesity-and-specific-correlation-to-local-systemic-parameters-in-american-women
#3
Shinobu Mori, Akiko Shiraishi, Karen Epplen, Desiree Butcher, Daiki Murase, Yuka Yasuda, Takatoshi Murase
BACKGROUND: Obesity is considered problematic not only as a major cause of diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, but also as a risk of intractable dermatosis; however influence of obesity on skin function has not been clarified. To clarify the mechanism of obesity-associated skin disorders, we aimed to characterize the skin function of subjects with obesity, and identify possible influencing factors. METHODS: Complex analyses including instrumental measurement, biochemical and lipidomics were performed for facial skin and physical evaluation in 93 Caucasian women with obesity (OB) and non-obesity (NOB)...
November 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126680/anesthetic-and-perioperative-considerations-for-combined-heart-kidney-transplantation
#4
Santiago Mc Loughlin, Juan C Bianco, Ricardo G Marenchino
OBJECTIVE: To describe detailed perioperative features of combined heart and kidney transplant (HKT). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: All consecutive HKT recipients aged 18 years and older. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: After approval of the Institutional Review Board, the authors studied all consecutive adult patients who underwent HKT between January 2013 and July 2016...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117041/repeated-ramp-tests-on-stable-lvad-patients-reveal-patient-specific-hemodynamic-fingerprint
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Teruhiko Imamura, Daniel Burkhoff, Daniel Rodgers, Sirtaz Adatya, Nitasha Sarswat, Gene Kim, Jayant Raikhelkar, Takeyoshi Ota, Tae Song, Colleen Juricek, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Gabriel Sayer, Nir Uriel
Hemodynamic speed ramp tests are used in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients to guide speed adjustment and medical therapies. However, the reproducibility of these tests is unknown. In this prospective study, clinically stable LVAD patients underwent echocardiography and right heart catheterization ramp tests followed by a repeat test within 2 years as per institutional protocol. Sixteen patients (61.8 ± 10.5 years old, 50% male, eight with HeartMate II and eight with HVAD) underwent repeated ramp testing...
November 7, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114731/association-of-cardiac-hemodynamic-factors-with-severity-of-white-matter-hyperintensities-in-chronic-valvular-heart-disease
#6
Woo-Jin Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Young Jin Ryu, Jeong-Min Kim, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh
Importance: The cerebral white matter hyperintensity (WMH) is frequently noted in patients with chronic heart disease. Long-term alteration of cardiac hemodynamics might have an influence on the mechanism of cerebral WMH. Objective: To investigate the association between chronically altered cardiac hemodynamics and severity of cerebral WMH in patients with chronic valvular heart disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional analysis identified 303 consecutive patients at a tertiary referral center between 2008 and 2016 who were 50 years or older, and diagnosed with severe chronic valvular heart disease and underwent cardiac catherization, echocardiography, and received brain magnetic resonance imaging...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111468/the-therapeutic-value-of-protein-de-nitrosylation-in-experimental-septic-shock
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Patrícia O Benedet, Angela C O Menegatti, Muryel C Gonçalves, Hernán Terenzi, Jamil Assreuy
Cardiovascular dysfunction and organ damage are hallmarks of sepsis and septic shock. Protein S-nitrosylation by nitric oxide has been described as an important modifier of protein function. We studied whether protein nitrosylation/denitrosylation would impact positively in hemodynamic parameters of septic rats. Polymicrobial sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and puncture. Female Wistar rats were treated with increasing doses of DTNB [5,5'-dithio-bis-(2-nitrobenzoic acid)] 30min before or 4 or 12h after sepsis induction...
October 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108929/development-of-a-new-ict-based-multisensor-blood-pressure-monitoring-system-for-use-in-hemodynamic-biomarker-initiated-anticipation-medicine-for-cardiovascular-disease-the-national-impact-program-project
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Kazuomi Kario, Naoko Tomitani, Hiroshi Kanegae, Nobuhiko Yasui, Masafumi Nishizawa, Takeshi Fujiwara, Takeya Shigezumi, Ryozo Nagai, Hiroshi Harada
We have developed a multisensor home and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring system for monitoring 24-hr central and brachial BP variability concurrent with physical activity (PA), temperature, and atmospheric pressure. The new BP monitoring system utilizes our recently developed biological and environmental signal monitoring Information Communication Technology/Internet of Things system, which can simultaneously monitor the environment (temperature, illumination, etc.) of different rooms in a house (entryway, bedroom, living room, bathing room, and toilet), and a wrist-type high-sensitivity actigraph for identifying the location of patients...
November 3, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090260/assessment-of-method-agreement-between-two-minimally-invasive-hemodynamic-measurements-in-septic-shock-patients-on-high-doses-of-vasopressor-drugs-a-preliminary-study
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Oana Antal, Mihai Mărginean, Natalia Hagău
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring is still controversial among the methods used to assess the hemodynamic profile of the septic shock patient. The aim of this study was to test the level of agreement between two different devices. METHODS: We collected 385 data entries during 12-hour intervals from four critically ill patients with septic shock and high doses of vasoactive therapy using two minimally invasive methods at the same time: Vigileo™ device which uses the pulse contour principle, and EV1000™ monitoring platform which uses the transpulmonary thermodilution principle...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081762/a-comparison-of-relative-time-to-peak-and-tmax-for-mismatch-based-patient-selection
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Anke Wouters, Søren Christensen, Matus Straka, Michael Mlynash, John Liggins, Roland Bammer, Vincent Thijs, Robin Lemmens, Gregory W Albers, Maarten G Lansberg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI)/diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) mismatch profile is used to select patients for endovascular treatment. A PWI map of Tmax is commonly used to identify tissue with critical hypoperfusion. A time to peak (TTP) map reflects similar hemodynamic properties with the added benefit that it does not require arterial input function (AIF) selection and deconvolution. We aimed to determine if TTP could substitute Tmax for mismatch categorization...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065350/which-one-is-a-better-predictor-of-icu-mortality-in-septic-patients-comparison-between-serial-serum-lactate-concentrations-and-its-removal-rate
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Ata Mahmoodpoor, Kamran Shadvar, Seied Hadi Saghaleini, Evin Koleini, Hadi Hamishehkar, Zohre Ostadi, Nader D Nader
PURPOSE: To predict 28-day mortality with serum lactate and oxygenation profile in sepsis. METHODS: 82 patients were admitted to the ICU with sepsis. Comorbid disease, hemodynamic and oxygenation parameters were recorded. Serum lactate was measured at T0, T6, T12 and T24 hours of admission. Arterial and venous oxygen saturation levels were also measured. Regression and ROC analyses were used to predict death within 28days. RESULTS: Out of 82 patients, 32 died within 28days of ICU admission...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064872/no-differences-in-renal-function-between-balanced-6-hydroxyethyl-starch-130-0-4-and-5-albumin-for-volume-replacement-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-cystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tobias Kammerer, Florian Brettner, Sebastian Hilferink, Nikolai Hulde, Florian Klug, Judith Pagel, Alexander Karl, Alexander Crispin, Klaus Hofmann-Kiefer, Peter Conzen, Markus Rehm
BACKGROUND: The use of artificial colloids has declined in critical care, whereas they are still used in perioperative medicine. Little is known about the nephrotoxic potential in noncritically ill patients during routine surgery. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the influences of albumin 5% and balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0.4) on renal function and kidney injury. METHODS: One-hundred urologic patients undergoing elective cystectomy were randomly assigned for this prospective, single-blinded, controlled study with two parallel groups to receive either albumin 5% or balanced hydroxyethyl starch 6% (130/0...
October 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064795/the-impact-of-emergent-infections-on-the-fetal-state
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Liudmyla A Vygivska, Iryna O Tuchkina, Violetta B Kalnytska
THE AIM: To study the impact of emergent infections (human herpesvirus type 6) on the fetal state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved examination of 90 pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of gestation (Group 1 (25 pregnant) consisted of patients with a viral infection, CMV carriers, Group 2 (25 pregnant) included women with a viral infection, herpes simplex virus types 1/2, Group 3 amounted for 20 patients with a viral infection, herpes simplex virus type 6, Group 4 comprised 20 patients with normal pregnancy and no signs of infection...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062747/comparison-of-hemodynamic-and-clinical-outcomes-of-transcatheter-and-sutureless-aortic-bioprostheses-how-to-make-the-right-choice-in-intermediate-risk-patients
#14
Augusto D'Onofrio, Assunta Fabozzo, Gino Gerosa
Current surgical treatment options for aortic valve stenosis (AS), as alternatives to that of conventional operation with a midline sternotomy, include sutureless valve replacement (SUAVR) and transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI). Patients with high surgical risk, or those who are judged to be inoperable, are typically good candidates for the TAVI procedure. The best treatment option in patients with an intermediate risk profile, however, the so called "grey zone", is still currently under debate. Sutureless aortic valve replacement has been recently presented as a valid alternative for patients with low- to intermediate-risk...
September 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049327/characteristics-of-pulsatile-flows-in-curved-stenosed-channels
#15
Hyeonji Hong, Eunseop Yeom, Ho Seong Ji, Hyun Dong Kim, Kyung Chun Kim
Spatial and temporal variations of the hemodynamic features occur under pulsatile conditions in complex vessel geometry. Wall shear stress affected by the disturbed flow can result in endothelial cell dysfunction, which leads to atherogenesis and thrombosis. Therefore, detailed understanding of the hemodynamic characteristics in a curved stenosed channel is highly important when examining the pathological effects of hemodynamic phenomena on the progression of atherosclerosis. The present study measures the velocity fields of pulsatile flows with three different Reynolds numbers in 3D curved vessel models with stenosis using time-resolved particle image velocimetry (PIV)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046979/medical-management-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-unclear-and-or-multifactorial-mechanisms-group-5-is-there-a-role-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-medications
#16
REVIEW
Jason Weatherald, Laurent Savale, Marc Humbert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to outline the mechanisms and to review recent literature on pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) medications in group 5 pulmonary hypertension (PH). RECENT FINDINGS: The first steps in management are to understand the mechanisms and hemodynamic profile and to exclude chronic thromboembolic disease. Recent studies in the past 5 years have found that PAH medications may improve hemodynamics in patients with pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension due to sarcoidosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and myeloproliferative disorders with dasatinib-induced PH...
October 18, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035941/arterial-stiffness-and-cardiometabolic-phenotype-of-cameroonian-pygmies-and-bantus
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William Ngatchou, Daniel Lemogoum, Christian Mélot, Virginie Guimfacq, Philippe van de Borne, Jean Claude Wautrecht, Michel P Hermans, Luc Van Bortel, Marc Leeman
BACKGROUND: Pygmies living in the Central African rainforest with a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle have a low incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Because of progressive loss of traditional habitat and ancestral lands, some Pygmies have migrated to urban areas and adopt specific Bantu lifestyles such as increased salt consumption and a sedentary way of life. We tested the hypothesis that migrant Pygmies could present with hemodynamic and metabolic characteristics different from those of traditional in-situ Pygmies and possibly closer to those of Bantu farmers...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021348/early-right-ventricular-assist-device-use-in-patients-undergoing-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-incidence-and-risk-factors-from-the-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support
#18
Michael S Kiernan, E Wilson Grandin, Marshall Brinkley, Navin K Kapur, Duc Thinh Pham, Robin Ruthazer, J Eduardo Rame, Pavan Atluri, Edo Y Birati, Guilherme H Oliveira, Francis D Pagani, James K Kirklin, David Naftel, Robert L Kormos, Jeffrey J Teuteberg, David DeNofrio
BACKGROUND: To investigate preimplant risk factors associated with early right ventricular assist device (RVAD) use in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients in the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support who underwent primary continuous-flow-LVAD surgery were examined for concurrent or subsequent RVAD implantation within 14 days of LVAD. Risk factors for RVAD implantation and the combined end point of RVAD or death within 14 days of LVAD were assessed with stepwise logistic regression...
October 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017485/bidens-pilosa-ethylene-acetate-extract-can-protect-against-l-name-induced-hypertension-on-rats
#19
Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré D Dzeufiet, Léontine Kouakep, Bibi Farouck O Aboubakar, Léonard Tedong, Pierre Kamtchouing, Théophile Dimo
BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension is mainly caused by endothelial dysfunction which results from nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. The present study was design to evaluate the protective effect of Bidens pilosa ethylene acetate extract (Bp) on L-NAME induced hypertension and oxidative stress in rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were used to induce hypertension by the administration of L-NAME (a non-pecific nitric oxide inhibitor) (50 mg/kg/day). The others groups were receiving concomitantly L-NAME plus Bp extract (75 and 150 mg/kg/day) or losartan (25 mg/kg/day)...
October 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993402/exercise-intolerance-in-hfpef-diagnosing-and-ranking-its-causes-using-personalized-o2-pathway-analysis
#20
Nicholas E Houstis, Aaron S Eisman, Paul P Pappagianopoulos, Luke Wooster, Cole S Bailey, Peter D Wagner, Gregory D Lewis
Background -Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a common syndrome with a pressing shortage of therapies. Exercise intolerance is a cardinal symptom of HFpEF, yet its pathophysiology remains uncertain. Methods -We investigated the mechanism of exercise intolerance in each of 134 patients referred for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET): 79 with HFpEF and 55 controls. We performed CPET with invasive monitoring to measure hemodynamics, blood gases, and gas exchange during exercise. We used these measurements to quantify 6 steps of oxygen transport and utilization (the "O2 pathway") in each HFpEF patient, identifying the defective steps that impair each one's exercise capacity (peak VO2)...
October 9, 2017: Circulation
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