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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319824/effect-of-long-term-remote-ischaemic-conditioning-on-platelet-function-and-fibrinolysis-in-patients-with-chronic-ischaemic-heart-failure
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Kasper Pryds, Jacobina Kristiansen, Søs Neergaard-Petersen, Roni R Nielsen, Michael R Schmidt, Jens Refsgaard, Steen D Kristensen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Anne-Mette Hvas, Erik L Grove
INTRODUCTION: Remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) protects against ischaemia-reperfusion injury through cellular protective pathways, but may also modulate haemostasis. We aimed to investigate the effect of long-term RIC on platelet function and fibrinolysis in patients with chronic ischaemic heart failure (CIHF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a prospective, outcome-assessor blinded, paired study, 16 patients with CIHF and 21 age- and gender-matched controls without ischaemic heart disease (IHD) were treated with RIC once daily for 28±4days...
March 10, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300651/sleep-fragmentation-hypersensitizes-healthy-young-women-to-deep-and-superficial-experimental-pain
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Stella Iacovides, Kezia George, Peter Kamerman, Fiona C Baker
The effect of sleep deprivation on pain sensitivity has typically been studied using total and partial sleep deprivation protocols. These protocols do not mimic the fragmented pattern of sleep disruption usually observed in individuals with clinical pain conditions. Therefore, we conducted a controlled-experiment to investigate the effect of sleep fragmentation on pain perception (deep pain: forearm muscle ischaemia, and superficial pain: graded pin-pricks applied to the skin) in 11 healthy young women following two consecutive nights of sleep fragmentation, compared with a normal night of sleep...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299795/interruption-to-antiplatelet-therapy-early-after-acute-ischaemic-stroke-a-nested-case-control-study
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Wardati Mazlan-Kepli, Rachael L MacIsaac, Matthew Walters, Philip Michael William Bath, Jesse Dawson
AIMS: Antiplatelet drugs are often discontinued early after ischaemic stroke, either because of poor compliance, complications or withdrawal of care. It is unclear whether this places patients at increased risk of recurrence. We explored the association between cardiovascular event rate and persistence with prescribed antiplatelet drugs. METHODS: We used a matched case-control design using the Virtual International Stroke Trials Archive (VISTA). Cases were patients who had an acute coronary syndrome, recurrent stroke or transient ischaemic attack within 90 days post-stroke and were matched for age ±10 years and sex with up to four controls...
March 16, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270944/ischaemic-priapism-a-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Joanne Ridgley, Nicholas Raison, M Iqbal Sheikh, Prokar Dasgupta, M Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Ischaemic priapism is a rare condition characterised by little or no cavernosal blood flow, pain and rigidity of the penis. Immediate intervention is required to restore blood flow, prevent necrosis and erectile dysfunction. This review was conducted to determine the best course of treatment and identify areas in current guidelines to which improvements could be made. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, Ovid, MEDLINE (1946-December 2016) and the Cochrane Library were searched as sources for literature...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258592/neonatal-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-persist-during-hypothermia
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Päivi Nevalainen, Leena Lauronen, Marjo Metsäranta, Tuula Lönnqvist, Eero Ahtola, Sampsa Vanhatalo
AIM: Treatment with therapeutic hypothermia has challenged the use of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography in predicting outcomes after perinatal asphyxia. In this study, we assessed the feasibility and gain of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) during hypothermia. METHODS: This retrospective study comprised neonates from 35+6 to 42+2 gestational weeks and treated for asphyxia or hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy at Helsinki University Hospital between 14 February 2007 and 23 December 2009...
March 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251827/muscle-wasting-in-young-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Marjan Hajahmadi, Sara Shemshadi, Ehsan Khalilipur, Ahmad Amin, Sepideh Taghavi, Majid Maleki, Hadi Malek, Nasim Naderi
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting can be accelerated by chronic diseases such as heart failure and is one of the major causes of disability, morbidity, and mortality in this population. We aimed to investigate the incidence of muscle wasting and its associated factors in dilated cardiomyopathy patients younger than 55 years of age. METHODS: Between April 2014 and December 2015, all symptomatic patients with a diagnosis of non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy who were referred to heart failure clinic were included in our study...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240506/transvaginal-small-bowel-evisceration
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M A Noorbhai, T E Madiba
We report on the rare entity of transvaginal small bowel herniation following a transvaginal hysterectomy. The risk factors, presentation, initial management and various surgical approaches are discussed. It is a condition that requires prompt surgical intervention. This report serves to highlight awareness of the condition, and how knowledge of the various methods of addressing an ischaemic bowel and a ruptured vaginal vault can result in a favourable outcome.
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240322/influence-of-extracellular-zinc-on-m1-microglial-activation
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Youichirou Higashi, Takaaki Aratake, Shogo Shimizu, Takahiro Shimizu, Kumiko Nakamura, Masayuki Tsuda, Toshio Yawata, Tetuya Ueba, Motoaki Saito
Extracellular zinc, which is released from hippocampal neurons in response to brain ischaemia, triggers morphological changes in microglia. Under ischaemic conditions, microglia exhibit two opposite activation states (M1 and M2 activation), which may be further regulated by the microenvironment. We examined the role of extracellular zinc on M1 activation of microglia. Pre-treatment of microglia with 30-60 μM ZnCl2 resulted in dose-dependent increases in interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) secretion when M1 activation was induced by lipopolysaccharide administration...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220742/calcific-uraemic-arteriolopathy-calciphylaxis-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy
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S Sebastian, H F Jordaan, J W Schneider, M R Moosa, M R Davids
BACKGROUND: Calcific uraemic arteriolopathy (calciphylaxis) is an unusual and potentially fatal condition characterised by small-vessel calcification and ischaemic skin necrosis. It mainly affects patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on haemodialysis, but may rarely occur in the absence of ESRD in conditions such as primary hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, alcoholic liver disease and connective tissue disease. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients diagnosed with calciphylaxis while on renal replacement therapy at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between 1990 and 2014, to describe its presentation, course and final outcome...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220472/renal-denervation-for-resistant-hypertension
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REVIEW
Giuseppe Coppolino, Anna Pisano, Laura Rivoli, Davide Bolignano
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is highly prevalent among the general hypertensive population and the clinical management of this condition remains problematic. Different approaches, including a more intensified antihypertensive therapy, lifestyle modifications, or both, have largely failed to improve patients' outcomes and to reduce cardiovascular and renal risk. As renal sympathetic hyperactivity is a major driver of resistant hypertension, renal sympathetic ablation (renal denervation) has been recently proposed as a possible therapeutic alternative to treat this condition...
February 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207997/chronically-elevated-bilirubin-protects-from-cardiac-reperfusion-injury-in-the-male-gunn-rat
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Bhavisha Bakrania, Eugene F Du Toit, Kevin J Ashton, Karl-Heinz Wagner, John P Headrick, Andrew C Bulmer
AIMS: Bilirubin is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as evidenced in conditions of mild hyperbilirubinaemia (Gilbert's Syndrome). Little is known regarding myocardial stress-resistance in hyperbilirubinemic conditions or whether life-long exposure modifies cardiac function, which might contribute to protection from cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Hyperbilirubinemic rats and littermate controls underwent echocardiography at 3, 6 and 12 mo of age, with hearts subsequently assessed for resistance to 30 min of ischaemia...
February 16, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204828/tieg1-deficiency-confers-enhanced-myocardial-protection-in-the-infarcted-heart-by-mediating-the-pten-akt-signalling-pathway
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Mingqiu Cen, Pengfei Hu, Zhaobin Cai, Tianfu Fang, Jiancheng Zhang, Ming Lu
The transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-inducible early gene-1 (TIEG1) plays a crucial role in modulating cell apoptosis and proliferation in a number of diseases, including pancreatic cancer, leukaemia and osteoporosis. However, the functional role of TIEG1 in the heart has not been fully defined. In this study, we first investigated the role of TIEG1 in ischaemic heart disease. For in vitro experiments, cardiomyocytes were isolated from both TIEG1 knockout (KO) and wile-type (WT) mice, and the apoptotic ratios were evaluated after a 48‑h ischaemic insult...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193213/a-case-report-of-spontaneous-umbilical-enterocutaneous-fistula-resulting-from-an-incarcerated-richter-s-hernia-with-a-brief-literature-review
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Wei Chen, Lei Liu, Hui Huang, Mianxu Jiang, Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Richter's hernia is a high-risk ischaemic gastrointestinal disorder that is typically diagnosed in a delayed manner due to a lack of obvious symptoms. Spontaneous umbilical enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) resulting from an incarcerated Richter's hernia is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old female presented with a chief complaint of recurrent umbilical region infection for the preceding 20 months with no symptoms of ileus. Preoperative CT and fistulography revealed an incarcerated Richter's hernia complicated by an ECF...
February 13, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192894/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-cardiac-anesthesia-a-review-focusing-on-translation
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Christian Stoppe, Patrick Meybohm, Carina Benstoem, Andreas Goetzenich
INTRODUCTION: Remote Ischaemic Conditioning (RIC) is a powerful cardioprotective strategy. Its clinical application is simple, cheap and so far free from secondary side effects. Given the heterogeneous results of recent large-scale clinical trials, its clinical relevant benefit is still doubted. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Following a MEDLINE-based search on all publications concerning RIC in experimental or clinical settings, this review focuses on the translation from bench to bedside...
February 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186163/label-free-detection-of-myocardial-ischaemia-in-the-perfused-rat-heart-by-spontaneous-raman-spectroscopy
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Suguru Ohira, Hideo Tanaka, Yoshinori Harada, Takeo Minamikawa, Yasuaki Kumamoto, Satoaki Matoba, Hitoshi Yaku, Tetsuro Takamatsu
Raman spectroscopy, which identifies intrinsic molecular constituents, has a potential for determining myocardial viability under label-free conditions. However, its suitability for evaluating myocardial ischaemia is undetermined. Focusing on cytochromes, i.e., representative molecules reflecting mitochondrial activity, we tested whether Raman spectroscopy is applicable for evaluating myocardial ischaemia especially during early ischaemic phase. We obtained spontaneous Raman spectra of the subepicardial myocardium in the Langendorff-perfused rat heart upon 532-nm excitation before and during the "stopped-flow," global ischaemia...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185801/lived-experience-of-having-a-child-with-stroke-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study
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Syrine Soufi, Stéphane Chabrier, Laurent Bertoletti, Silvy Laporte, Stéphane Darteyre
OBJECTIVE: To assess the lived experience of parents whose child has suffered a stroke. METHODS: A qualitative study model was chosen, comprising in-depth interviews with parents separately or altogether. A semi-structured interview guide was used. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using constant comparison and content analysis. Participant checking was performed. Thirteen families of children aged 1 month to 17 years, having suffered ischaemic or haemorrhagic arterial stroke within one to five years, were recruited...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176472/suspected-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-in-two-post-partum-patients-with-foetal-death-in-utero-responding-to-eculizumab
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REVIEW
Justin Chua, Kathy Paizis, Simon Z He, Peter Mount
BACKGROUND: Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare condition with the triad of microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and acute kidney injury. Other conditions that present in a similar manner peri-partum include thrombotic thrombocytopaenic purpura, and pregnancy associated conditions including HELLP syndrome (haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets), severe pre-eclampsia and less commonly acute fatty liver of pregnancy. CASE REPORTS: We describe two cases of suspected aHUS, who presented post-partum with foetal death-in-utero at 33 and 37 weeks respectively...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169020/description-of-stroke-mimics-after-complete-neurovascular-assessment
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C Avellaneda-Gómez, A Rodríguez Campello, E Giralt Steinhauer, A Gómez González, M Serra Martínez, P de Ceballos Cerrajería, A Zabalza de Torres, E Cuadrado-Godia, A Ois Santiago, J Jiménez-Conde, J Roquer
INTRODUCTION: A considerable percentage of events initially diagnosed as ischaemic stroke have non-cerebrovascular causes; these are called stroke mimics (SM). Currently available evidence about these events is heterogeneous and comes from studies with small samples. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to identify conditions that may present as SM, define their epidemiological and clinical characteristics, and determine the percentage of cases of SM treated with intravenous fibrinolysis...
February 4, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167486/removal-of-all-ovarian-tissue-versus-conserving-ovarian-tissue-at-time-of-hysterectomy-in-premenopausal-patients-with-benign-disease-study-using-routine-data-and-data-linkage
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Jemma Mytton, Felicity Evison, Peter J Chilton, Richard J Lilford
OBJECTIVE:  To conduct a nationwide study of associations between removal of all ovarian tissue versus conservation of at least one ovary at the time of hysterectomy and important health outcomes (ischaemic heart disease, cancer, and all cause mortality). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING:  Retrospective analysis of the English Hospital Episode Statistics database linked to national registers of deprivation indices and of deaths. PARTICIPANTS:  113 679 patients aged 35-45 who had had a hysterectomy for benign conditions between April 2004 and March 2014...
February 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164802/the-clinical-use-of-stress-echocardiography-in-non-ischaemic-heart-disease-recommendations-from-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-and-the-american-society-of-echocardiography
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Patrizio Lancellotti, Patricia A Pellikka, Werner Budts, Farooq A Chaudhry, Erwan Donal, Raluca Dulgheru, Thor Edvardsen, Madalina Garbi, Jong Won Ha, Garvan C Kane, Joe Kreeger, Luc Mertens, Philippe Pibarot, Eugenio Picano, Thomas Ryan, Jeane M Tsutsui, Albert Varga
A unique and highly versatile technique, stress echocardiography (SE) is increasingly recognized for its utility in the evaluation of non-ischaemic heart disease. SE allows for simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and haemodynamics under physiological or pharmacological conditions. Due to its diagnostic and prognostic value, SE has become widely implemented to assess various conditions other than ischaemic heart disease. It has thus become essential to establish guidance for its applications and performance in the area of non-ischaemic heart disease...
February 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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