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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513513/electrocardiographic-changes-and-troponin-t-levels-in-children-with-severe-malaria-anemia-and-heart-failure
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W E Sadoh, J O Uduebor
BACKGROUND: Severe malaria anemia is a major cause of childhood heart failure in malaria endemic countries. The resulting hypoxic-ischemic injuries may cause myocardial damage detectable by electrocardiogram (ECG) and elevated troponin T (cTnT) levels. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the ECG changes and cTnT levels in children with severe malaria anemia compared with those who had uncomplicated malaria without anemia. METHODS: Consecutive children with severe malaria anemia were recruited as subjects while controls were age- and gender-matched children with uncomplicated malaria without anemia...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511997/thorough-qt-tqt-studies-concordance-with-torsadogenesis-and-an-evolving-cardiac-safety-testing-paradigm
#2
Barbara Wiśniowska, Zofia Tylutki, Sebastian Polak
Since 2005, when the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E14 guideline was adopted, no drug has been withdrawn because of QTc prolongation or torsade de pointes arrhythmia. There are, however, costs associated with this success. In addition to the time and money invested, thorough QT (TQT) studies have limited the efficiency of the drug development pipeline. In this paper, we discuss the relevance of TQT trials as a tool for proarrhythmic risk prediction as a part of the debate regarding their usefulness...
May 13, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510787/a-phase-ii-trial-of-arsenic-trioxide-and-temozolomide-in-combination-with-radiation-therapy-for-patients-with-malignant-gliomas
#3
Priya Kumthekar, Sean Grimm, James Chandler, Minesh Mehta, Maryanne Marymont, Robert Levy, Kenji Muro, Irene Helenowski, Katie McCarthy, Leanne Fountas, Jeffrey Raizer
Standard treatment for GBM is radiation (RT) and temozolomide (TMZ). Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is synergistic with RT based on several mechanisms of action previously identified, however not tested herein. The MTD of ATO, RT and TMZ was determined in a Phase I trial. We now present the combined Phase I/II data. Patients with newly diagnosed malignant gliomas were eligible for treatment. Patients were treated with RT (60 GY), TMZ (75 mg/m(2) daily × 42 days) and ATO 0.20 mg/kg daily in week 1 then twice a week ×5 weeks, after completing RT they were treated with TMZ 5/28 for up to 12 months...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507628/does-vitamin-d-deficiency-effect-heart-rate-variability-in-low-cardiovascular-risk-population
#4
Ahmet Nalbant, Mehmet Bulent Vatan, Perihan Varım, Ceyhun Varım, Tezcan Kaya, Ali Tamer
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the cardiac autonomic dysfunction and the cardiac arrhythmia risk using heart rate variability parameters in subjects with vitamin D deficiency and low cardiovascular risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred five consecutive individuals, 54 patients with low vitamin D status and 51 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. The overall cardiac autonomic tone was quantified by using various heart rate variability parameters included mean RR interval, mean Heart Rate, mean of standard deviations of intervals for 24 hours (SDNN), standard deviation of averages of intervals (SDANN), mean of standard deviation of intervals for 5 minutes (SDNNI), root mean square of difference of successive intervals (rMSSD) and the proportion of intervals differing more than 50 ms (pNN50) values...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502326/k-and-mg-2-dyshomeostasis-in-acute-hyperadrenergic-stressor-states
#5
Mannu Nayyar, Jawwad Yusuf, M Usman Khan, Karl T Weber
Acute stressor states are linked to neurohormonal activation that includes the adrenergic nervous system. Elevations in circulating epinephrine and norepinephrine unmask an interdependency that exists between K(+) and Mg(2+) based on their regulation of a large number of Mg(2+)-dependent Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase pumps present in skeletal muscle. The hyperadrenergic state accounts for a sudden translocation of cations into muscle with the rapid appearance of hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia. The resultant hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia will cause a delay in myocardial repolarization and electrocardiographic QTc prolongation raising the propensity for supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497941/antiarrhythmic-effects-of-ranolazine-used-both-alone-for-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-as-an-add-on-to-intravenous-amiodarone-for-its-pharmacological-cardioversion-a-meta-analysis
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Renato DE Vecchis, Carmelina Ariano, Anna Giasi, Carmela Cioppa
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence from relatively small randomized controlled trials would seem to support a useful role of ranolazine for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). The present study is aimed at providing information about the possible beneficial anti-arrhythmic properties of ranolazine. In particular, the meta-analysis carried out in this study focuses on the application of ranolazine to prophylaxis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Both randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non randomized observational studies concerning the effects of ranolazine on AF were included in the meta-analysis...
May 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496926/novel-ventricular-repolarization-indices-in-patients-with-coronary-slow-flow
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Murat Sucu, Berzal Ucaman, Orhan Ozer, Yakup Altas, Esra Polat
Background: Coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon is described angiographically as delayed progression of the injected contrast agents through the coronary arteries. Aim of this study was to analyze ventricular repolarization in CSF patients by using Tpeak-Tend interval, Tpeak-Tend/QT ratio, Tpeak-Tend/QTc ratio and other repolarization parameters since these parameters are used as predictors for ventricular arrhythmogenesis. Materials and Methods: We have retrospectively analyzed diagnostic coronary angiography results of 160 patients between 2010 and 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495651/percentile-categorization-of-qt-interval-as-an-approach-for-identifying-adult-patients-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-death
#8
Reza Mohebi, Ayesha Jehan, Aaron Grober, Victor Froelicher
BACKGROUND: The results from studies of the association of QT prolongation with CVD have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: To compare the major correction formulas to percentile values of QT for heart rate ranges as to their ability to remove the relationship of QT to heart rate and to predict cardiovascular death(CVD). METHODS: Participants were 16,531 veterans who had an initial ECG at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Palo Alto between March 31, 1987, and December 20, 1999 and were followed for CVD...
May 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490617/systemic-inflammation-as-a-novel-qt-prolonging-risk-factor-in-patients-with-torsades-de-pointes
#9
Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Iacopo Bertolozzi, Gabriella Morozzi, Sauro Lorenzini, Antonella Simpatico, Enrico Selvi, Maria Romana Bacarelli, Francesco Finizola, Francesca Vanni, Deana Lazaro, Ademuyiwa Aromolaran, Nabil El Sherif, Mohamed Boutjdir, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence indicates systemic inflammation as a new potential cause of acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS), via cytokine-mediated changes in cardiomyocyte ion channels. Torsade de pointes (TdP) is a life-threatening polymorphic ventricular tachycardia occurring in patients with LQTS, usually when multiple QT-prolonging factors are simultaneously present. Since classical risk factors cannot fully explain TdP events in a number of patients, we hypothesised that systemic inflammation may represent a currently overlooked risk factor contributing to TdP development in the general population...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489458/toxicokinetics-of-ibogaine-and-noribogaine-in-a-patient-with-prolonged-multiple-cardiac-arrhythmias-after-ingestion-of-internet-purchased-ibogaine
#10
Marieke Henstra, Liza Wong, Abdel Chahbouni, Noortje Swart, Cor Allaart, Ferdi Sombogaard
BACKGROUND: Ibogaine is an agent that has been evaluated as an unapproved anti-addictive agent for the management of drug dependence. Sudden cardiac death has been described to occur secondary to its use. We describe the clinical effects and toxicokinetics of ibogaine and noribogaine in a single patient. For this purpose, we developed a LC-MS/MS-method to measure ibogaine and noribogaine plasma-concentrations. We used two compartments with first order absorption. CASE DETAILS: The maximum concentration of ibogaine was 1...
July 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486916/are-markers-of-cardiac-dysfunction-useful-in-the-assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-dialysis-patients
#11
Beata Franczyk, Anna Gluba-Brzózka, Piotr Bartnicki, Maciej Banach, Jacek Rysz
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality of dialysis patients is a major problem in this group. The purpose of this study was also to evaluate whether any of studied markers are better than troponin in early detection of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias and prolongation of QT interval. This study included 45 patients undergoing haemodialysis. ECG Holter and echocardiographic examination were performed before and after dialysis. The concentration of markers: copeptin, GDF-15, HFABP and troponin were measured with the use of ELISA tests...
May 8, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479515/phase-contrast-magnet-resonance-imaging-reveals-regional-transmural-and-base-to-apex-dispersion-of-mechanical-dysfunction-in-long-qt-syndrome-patients
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Johannes Brado, Markus J Dechant, Marius Menza, Adriana Komancsek, Corinna N Lang, Heiko Bugger, Daniela Foell, Bernd A Jung, Brigitte Stiller, Christoph Bode, Katja E Odening
BACKGROUND: Regional dispersion of prolonged repolarization is a hallmark of long QT syndrome (LQTS). We have revealed regional heterogeneities also in mechanical dysfunction in transgenic LQTS rabbit models. OBJECTIVE: In this clinical pilot study, we investigated whether LQTS patients exhibit dispersion of mechanical/diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: 9 pediatric patients with genotyped LQTS (12.2±3.3y) and 9 age- and sex-matched healthy controls (10...
May 4, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475803/multicentre-study-of-posaconazole-delayed-release-tablet-serum-level-and-association-with-hepatotoxicity-and-qtc-prolongation
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Natasha N Pettit, Marisa H Miceli, Christina G Rivera, Prasanna P Narayanan, Anthony J Perissinotti, Meier Hsu, Jennifer Delacruz, Zivile Gedrimaite, Zhe Han, Jennifer Steinbeck, Jennifer Pisano, Susan K Seo, Alla Paskovaty
Objectives: The association of posaconazole serum concentrations and toxicity is unclear. An assessment of whether levels obtained with the delayed-release tablet (DRT) formulation are correlated with abnormal liver function test (LFT) results and/or QTc prolongation was undertaken. Methods: This was a multicentre, retrospective, observational study of adult patients with cancer between 26 November 2013 and 14 November 2014. Patients were included if they received posaconazole DRT with a posaconazole level obtained between days 5 and 14...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474970/ellagic-acid-protects-against-arsenic-trioxide-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rat
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A A Hemmati, S Olapour, H Najafzadeh Varzi, M J Khodayar, M Dianat, B Mohammadian, H Yaghooti
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is utilized for treating patients suffering from hematological malignancies particularly acute promyelocytic leukemia. Unfortunately, the extensive application of this chemotherapeutic agent has been limited due to its adverse effects such as cardiotoxicity. Ellagic acid, as a phenolic compound, has shown to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, and antiatherogenic properties. It is also capable of protecting against drug toxicity. In this study, we evaluated whether ellagic acid can protect against As2O3-induced heart injury in rats...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470875/prolonged-corrected-qt-interval-in-the-donor-heart-is-there-a-risk
#15
Derek Leong, Tamar Aintablian, Michelle Kittleson, Michael Olymbios, Jignesh Patel, David H Chang, Jon Kobashigawa
BACKGROUND: Assessing the QT interval in donors is important to exclude long QT syndrome as the cause of death. A donor heart with a corrected QT (QTc)>500 msec is often concerning. We sought to evaluate first-year outcomes for donors with a QTc interval > 500 msec. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, we assessed 257 donor hearts for QTc interval > 500msec. Post-transplant outcomes included 1-year survival, 1-year freedom from any-treated rejection, 1- year freedom from CAV defined as stenosis ≥ 30% by angiography, and 1-year freedom from Non-Fatal Major Adverse Cardiac Events...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453898/electrophysiological-effects-of-anthracyclines-in-adult-survivors-of-pediatric-malignancy
#16
Timothy M Markman, Kathryn Ruble, David Loeb, Allen Chen, Yiyi Zhang, Gary S Beasley, W Reid Thompson, Saman Nazarian
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline use is limited by cardiotoxicity, including arrhythmias and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We aim to characterize the association between electrophysiological changes and LV dysfunction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted, including all 147 pediatric cancer survivors at our institution over 18 years of age and treated with an anthracycline. One hundred thirty-four patients who had at least one electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram were analyzed...
April 28, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452189/qt-prolongation-by-dexamphetamine-does-experience-matter
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Anouk Schrantee, Lena Václavů, Liesbeth Reneman, Hein J Verberne, Jan Booij, Hanno L Tan
INTRODUCTION: Case reports of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) among amphetamine users have raised serious concerns about the cardiac safety of this class of drugs. This is important in light of the high prevalence of dexamphetamine (dAMPH) prescription for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and its rising use as a recreational drug. The objective was to investigate electrocardiogram (ECG) parameters upon intravenous administration of a single dAMPH dose in habitual recreational dAMPH users (users) and healthy gender/age/IQ-matched controls (non-users)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449908/association-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-disturbed-cardiac-repolarization-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#18
Christoph Fisser, Alina Marcinek, Andrea Hetzenecker, Kurt Debl, Andreas Luchner, Ulrich Sterz, Jörg Priefert, Florian Zeman, Malcolm Kohler, Lars S Maier, Stefan Buchner, Michael Arzt
OBJECTIVE: In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), disturbed cardiac repolarization before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a risk factor for malignant ventricular arrhythmia. We tested the hypothesis that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with STEMI is associated with disturbed cardiac repolarization. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with STEMI who underwent PCI were prospectively enrolled. To assess cardiac repolarization, the heart-rate corrected interval from the peak of the T wave to the end of the T wave (TpTec) and QTc intervals were assessed with 12-lead electrocardiography before PCI, within 24 h after PCI, and 12 weeks after PCI...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449209/the-frequency-of-qtc-prolongation-among-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-receiving-methadone-for-cancer-pain
#19
Kevin Madden, Minjeong Park, Diane Liu, Eduardo Bruera
INTRODUCTION: A prolonged corrected QT (QTc) interval in pediatric patients is defined as ≥470 msec. Methadone can cause a prolonged QTc interval that can lead to ventricular arrhythmias. The risk of methadone-induced prolongation of the QTc interval in children and young adults is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine the frequency of QTc prolongation among pediatric and young adult patients with cancer pain on methadone treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data for all patients on methadone during the study period...
April 27, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438924/analysis-of-the-effects-on-the-qt-interval-of-a-gatifloxacin-containing-regimen-versus-standard-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#20
Piero L Olliaro, Corinne Merle, Thuli Mthiyane, Boubacar Bah, Ferdinand Kassa, Evans Amukoye, Alimatou N' Diaye, Christian Perronne, Christian Lienhardt, Helen Mcilleron, Katherine Fielding
Background: The effects on ventricular repolarisation - recorded on the ECG as lengthening of the QT interval - of acute tuberculosis and those of standard and alternative anti-tuberculosis regimens are under-documented. A correction factor (QTc) is introduced to make the QT independent of the heart rate, translating into the slope of the regression line between QT and heart rate being close to zero.Methods: ECGs were performed pre- and 1-5 hours post-dosing (month 1, 2, end of treatment) around drugs' peak concentration time in tuberculosis patients treated with either the standard 6-month treatment (rifampicin and isoniazid for 6 months, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for 2 months; "control") or a test regimen with gatifloxacin, rifampicin and isoniazid given for 4 months (pyrazinamide for the first 2 months) as part of the OFLOTUB study, a randomized controlled trial conducted in five African countries...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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