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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243511/acute-stress-disorder-and-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Hannes Bielas, Rebecca E Meister-Langraf, Jean-Paul Schmid, Jürgen Barth, Hansjörg Znoj, Ulrich Schnyder, Mary Princip, Roland von Känel
Background Myocardial infarction-triggered acute stress disorder (ASD) and subclinical inflammation associate with the development of posttraumatic stress disorder, and worsen the prognosis of myocardial infarction patients. We examined the relationship between ASD severity and C-reactive protein levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Methods We assessed 190 patients (median age 59 years; 83% men) with a verified myocardial infarction within 48 h of an acute coronary intervention. Circulating levels of C-reactive protein were categorized according to their prognostic risk for cardiovascular disease: 0 to <5, 5 to <10, 10 to <20, and ≥ 20 mg/l...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215340/a-report-of-brugada-syndrome-presenting-with-cardiac-arrest-triggered-by-verapamil-intoxication
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Kahraman Yakut, İlkay Erdoğan, Birgül Varan, İlyas Atar
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome is a disease characterized by a specific electrocardiographic pattern and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. We present this case with the updated literature to emphasise the need to consider the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome in patients admitted to the emergency ward with sudden cardiac arrest. CASE REPORT: A 16-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency ward with complaints of weakness and abdominal pain, and she had four cardiac arrests during her evaluation period...
December 1, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205940/relation-of-serum-adma-apelin-13-and-lox-1-levels-with-inflammatory-and-echocardiographic-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ibrahim Dogan, Tolga Dogan, Mucahit Yetim, Huseyin Kayadibi, Mehmet B Yilmaz, Baris Eser, Macit Kalcik, Yusuf Karavelioglu
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nitric oxide has a critical role in both endothelial dysfunction and the atherosclerosis process. We aimed to investigate the relationships between serum asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), LOX-1, and Apelin-13 levels, which are known to act over nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and cardiac morphology as well as with each other in hemodialysis patients. The study comprised a total of 120 patients (53 females and 67 males) receiving hemodialysis three times a week for at least 6 months and an age-gender matched control group (55 females and 58 males)...
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197387/liraglutide-and-metformin-alone-or-combined-therapy-for-type-2-diabetes-patients-complicated-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ying Liu, Xia Jiang, Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: This study is to compare the effects of Liraglutide and Metformin alone or combined treatment on the cardiac function in T2DM patients complicated with CAD. METHODS: 120 T2DM patients were included at Endocrinology Department of Tianjin First Center Hospital (Tianjin, China) from April 2012 to September 2013. The study contained two sections. Section 1: 30 patients in group 1 was treated with Liraglutide (Novo Nordisk) (1.2 mg/d), and 30 patients in group 2 with Metformin (Shiguibao) (1500 mg/d) for 24 weeks...
December 2, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197340/clinical-significance-and-risk-factors-for-new-onset-and-recurring-atrial-fibrillation-following-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-data-analysis
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Hristo Todorov, Inka Janssen, Stefanie Honndorf, Daniela Bause, Antje Gottschalk, Silke Baasner, Thomas Volkert, Valentin Faerber, John F Stover, Martin Westphal, Björn Ellger
BACKGROUND: Although mortality after cardiac surgery has significantly decreased in the last decade, patients still experience clinically relevant postoperative complications. Among others, atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common consequence of cardiac surgery, which is associated with prolonged hospitalization and increased mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery or a combination of both at the University Hospital Muenster between April 2014 and July 2015...
December 2, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181397/preoperative-c-reactive-protein-as-a-risk-factor-for-postoperative-delirium-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-surgery-for-colon-carcinoma
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Dong Xiang, Hailin Xing, Huiyu Tai, Guozhu Xie
Background: Postoperative delirium (POD) is a very common complication in operative disciplines, especially in those elderly patients after cardiac surgery. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP) and POD in elderly patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for colon carcinoma. Methods: 160 elderly patients scheduled to undergo selective laparoscopic surgery for colon carcinoma were prospectively recruited in this present study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181354/central-chest-pain-an-atypical-first-presentation
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Rahul Pankhania, Ashish Narang, Rohi Shah, Shyamsundar Srinivasan
Introduction: The diagnosis of thoracic spondylodiscitis is challenging, given that it is a rare entity in itself and when unusual symptoms such as central chest pain predominate on presentation, it may pose a serious diagnostic challenge. Case Report: A 54-year-old patient presented to accident and emergency with central chest pain and elevated inflammatory markers (C- reactive protein [CRP]: 21 mg/L). Following exclusion of life-threatening cardiac causes, he was discharged home with analgesia and no formal diagnosis...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179592/elevated-plasma-procalcitonin-level-predicts-poor-prognosis-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-asian-elderly
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Junru Dai, Bangbo Xia, Xiaomiao Wu
Previous studies have focused on relationship between plasma procalcitonin level and myocardial infarction risk, but this relationship in Asian elderly has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to reveal the association of peripheral procalcitonin concentration (both immediate and average levels) with myocardial infarction prognosis in Asian elderly. A total of 400 ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients, 400 unstable angina patients and 400 controls were included. Plasma levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and procalcitonin were measured using commercially available kits...
November 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178250/sublingual-functional-capillary-rarefaction-in-chronic-heart-failure
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Patricia P Wadowski, Martin Hülsmann, Christian Schörgenhofer, Irene M Lang, Raphael Wurm, Thomas Gremmel, Renate Koppensteiner, Barbara Steinlechner, Michael Schwameis, Bernd Jilma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Microcirculatory changes contribute to clinical symptoms and disease progression in chronic heart failure (CHF). A depression of coronary flow reserve is associated with a lower myocardial capillary density in biopsies. We hypothesized that changes in cardiac microcirculation might also be reflected by a systemic reduction of capillaries and visualized by sublingual videomicroscopy. The aim was to study in vivo capillary density and glycocalyx dimensions in patients with CHF vs...
November 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176018/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-presepsin-vs-established-biomarkers-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-or-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Helena Brodska, Jiri Valenta, Kveta Pelinkova, Zdenek Stach, Robert Sachl, Martin Balik, Tomas Zima, Tomas Drabek
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory biomarkers may aid to distinguish between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) vs. sepsis. We tested the hypotheses that (1) presepsin, a novel biomarker, can distinguish between SIRS and sepsis, and (2) higher presepsin levels will be associated with increased severity of illness and (3) with 28-day mortality, outperforming traditional biomarkers. METHODS: Procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), presepsin, and lactate were analyzed in 60 consecutive patients (sepsis and SIRS, n=30 per group) on day 1 (D1) to D3 (onset sepsis, or after cardiac surgery)...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172653/assessment-of-relationship-between-c-reactive-protein-to-albumin-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease-severity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Metin Çağdaş, Ibrahim Rencüzoğullari, Süleyman Karakoyun, Yavuz Karabağ, Mahmut Yesin, Inanç Artaç, Doğan Iliş, Öznur Sadioğlu Çağdaş, Aysu Hayriye Tezcan, Halil Ibrahim Tanboğa
The association of coronary artery disease (CAD) severity with increased C-reactive protein (CRP) and decreased albumin levels has been reported. However, to our knowledge, no study has investigated the usefulness of the CRP to albumin ratio (CAR) in predicting intermediate-high SYNergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with TAXus and cardiac surgery (SYNTAX) score (SS) and high SS II. Consecutive patients (n = 344) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention comprised the study population. The study population was divided into 2 groups according to SS >22 and mean SS II values, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169753/trends-and-predictors-of-non-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-heart-failure
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Kohei Wakabayashi, Naoko Ikeda, Katsuya Kajimoto, Yuichiro Minami, Takehiko Keida, Kuniya Asai, Ryo Munakata, Koji Murai, Yasushi Sakata, Hiroshi Suzuki, Teruo Takano, Naoki Sato
BACKGROUND: Little information is available on non-cardiovascular (CV) death in acute heart failure (AHF) patients. The present study determined the incidence, time course, and factors associated with long-term non-CV death in AHF patients in a real-world setting. METHODS: The ATTEND registry, a nationwide, prospective observational multicenter cohort study, included 4842 consecutive patients hospitalized for AHF. The primary endpoint of the present study was non-CV death...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167299/correlates-and-assessment-of-excess-cardiovascular-risk-in-bronchiectasis
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Aarash D Saleh, Bessie Kwok, Jeremy S Brown, John R Hurst
Patients with bronchiectasis are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to identify factors associated with elevated cardiovascular risk in bronchiectasis, measured using aortic stiffness and cardiac biomarkers. In addition, we sought to compare these direct measures against calculated QRISK2 scores.Aortic stiffness, cardiac biomarkers and systemic inflammation were measured in 101 adults with stable bronchiectasis. In addition, clinical and demographic data were collected to allow calculation of QRISK2 score and the bronchiectasis severity index (BSI) for each patient...
November 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166922/herpes-simplex-type-1-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphatic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Miriam Luginbuehl, Alexander Imhof, Alexander Klarer
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pathogenicity of herpes simplex virus type 1 in patients in intensive care without classic immunosuppression as well as the necessity of antiviral treatment in the case of herpes simplex virus detection in respiratory specimens in these patients is controversial. We present a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with stable chronic lymphatic leukemia not requiring treatment, in whom we diagnosed herpes simplex virus type 1 bronchopneumonitis based on herpes simplex virus type 1 detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and clinical response to antiviral treatment...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161368/management-of-cardiac-tamponade-in-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-single-centre-15%C3%A2-year-experience-on-5222-procedures
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Rikuta Hamaya, Shinsuke Miyazaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Shigeki Kusa, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Hachiya, Takatsugu Kajiyama, Tomonori Watanabe, Miyako Igarashi, Kenzo Hirao, Yoshito Iesaka
Aims: Cardiac tamponade during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is infrequent but potentially fatal. This study aimed to retrospectively investigate the incidence, management, and outcomes of tamponade in large patient series. Methods and results: The study analysed 5222 AF ablation procedures in 3483 patients between 2002 and 2016 under a heparin-bridge anticoagulation protocol. Cardiac tamponade occurred in 51 procedures/patients, and the incidence was 0...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158437/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-myocarditis-reveals-persistent-disease-activity-despite-normalization-of-cardiac-enzymes-and-inflammatory-parameters-at-3-month-follow-up
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Jan Berg, Jan Kottwitz, Nora Baltensperger, Christine K Kissel, Marina Lovrinovic, Tarun Mehra, Frank Scherff, Christian Schmied, Christian Templin, Thomas F Lüscher, Bettina Heidecker, Robert Manka
BACKGROUND: There is a major unmet need to identify high-risk patients in myocarditis. Although decreasing cardiac and inflammatory markers are commonly interpreted as resolving myocarditis, this assumption has not been confirmed as of today. We sought to evaluate whether routine laboratory parameters at diagnosis predict dynamic of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) as persistent LGE has been shown to be a risk marker in myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Myocarditis was diagnosed based on clinical presentation, high-sensitivity troponin T, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, after exclusion of obstructive coronary artery disease by angiography...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154418/measuring-non-polyaminated-lipocalin-2-for-cardiometabolic-risk-assessment
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Kangmin Yang, Han-Bing Deng, Andy W C Man, Erfei Song, Jialiang Zhang, Cuiting Luo, Bernard M Y Cheung, Kwok-Yung Yuen, Pia Søndergaard Jensen, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Atlanta G I M Elie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Aimin Xu, Jo G R De Mey, Yu Wang
AIMS: Lipocalin-2 is a pro-inflammatory molecule characterized by a highly diversified pattern of expression and structure-functional relationships. In vivo, this molecule exists as multiple variants due to post-translational modifications and/or protein-protein interactions. Lipocalin-2 is modified by polyamination, which enhances the clearance of this protein from the circulation and prevents its excessive accumulation in tissues. On the other hand, animal studies suggest that non-polyaminated lipocalin-2 (npLcn2) plays a causal role in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated medical complications...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146277/lowering-ldl-cholesterol-reduces-cardiovascular-risk-independently-of-presence-of-inflammation
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Benjamin C Storey, Natalie Staplin, Richard Haynes, Christina Reith, Jonathan Emberson, William G Herrington, David C Wheeler, Robert Walker, Bengt Fellström, Christoph Wanner, Martin J Landray, Colin Baigent
Markers of inflammation, including plasma C-reactive protein (CRP), are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and it has been suggested that this association is causal. However, the relationship between inflammation and cardiovascular disease has not been extensively studied in patients with chronic kidney disease. To evaluate this, we used data from the Study of Heart and Renal Protection (SHARP) to assess associations between circulating CRP and LDL cholesterol levels and the risk of vascular and non-vascular outcomes...
November 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140804/exploration-of-predictive-biomarkers-for-sudden-unexplained-cardiac-death-in-nonelderly-people-a-case-control-study-with-biochemical-parameters-related-to-heart-failure
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Sakai Kentaro, Iwadate Kimiharu, Matsumoto Sari, Takasu Shojiro, Kanto Yuko
Sudden unexplained cardiac death (SUCD) can occasionally occur in nonelderly patients with epilepsy, psychiatric disorders, or no medical history. This study was conducted to aim to analyze whether values of the biomarkers for heart failure are associated with the SUCD. Serum concentrations of N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and tumor necrosis factor α were analyzed in 57 nonelderly patients with SUCD who was diagnosed at medicolegal autopsy. The subjects were divided into 3 subgroups according to the medical history: (1) epilepsy, (2) psychiatric disorders, and (3) no specific medical history...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132699/is-endocan-a-diagnostic-marker-for-pneumonia-after-cardiac-surgery-the-endolung-study
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Andréa Perrotti, Camille Chenevier-Gobeaux, Fiona Ecarnot, Karine Bardonnet, Benoit Barrucand, Guillaume Flicoteaux, Philippe Lassalle, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pneumonia is frequent after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We tested the hypothesis that endocan is an early biomarker for the detection of pneumonia after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between January and May 2016, 155 patients scheduled to undergo elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were prospectively included in the study. Serum level of endocan was measured at five timepoints (preoperative, and at 6, 24, 48, and 72 hours after the end of surgery)...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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