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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087409/thioredoxin-a-novel-biomarker-of-post-injury-sepsis
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Jesper Eriksson, Andreas Gidlöf, Mikael Eriksson, Emma Larsson, Olof Brattström, Anders Oldner
BACKGROUND: Thioredoxin (TRX), an endogenous anti-oxidant protein induced in inflammatory conditions, has been shown to increase in plasma and to be associated with outcome in septic patients. This biomarker has never been studied in a trauma setting. We hypothesized that TRX would be increased after trauma and associated with post-injury sepsis. METHODS: Single-centre prospective observational study conducted at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, a level-1 trauma centre...
January 10, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086966/predictive-value-of-non-fasting-remnant-cholesterol-for-short-term-outcome-of-diabetics-with-new-onset-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Feng Hong, Xiao-Ni Yan, Zhen-Hua Lu, Ying Fan, Fei Ye, Qiong Wu, Song-Hui Luo, Bo Yang, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The relationship between non-fasting remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular outcome in the era of potent statin therapy remained to be elucidated. METHODS: A cohort study of three hundred and twenty eight diabetics diagnosed with new-onset stable coronary artery disease (CAD) by coronary angiography were enrolled. All cases were followed up for an average duration of twelve months. The association between baseline remnant cholesterol levels and major cardiovascular outcomes were evaluated using the receivers operating characteristic (ROC) curves and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis...
January 13, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069837/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-as-a-novel-predictor-for-recurrence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation
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Koki Nakanishi, Shota Fukuda, Hajime Yamashita, Toshifumi Hasegawa, Michihiko Kosaka, Naoya Shirai, Kenei Shimada, Junichi Yoshikawa, Atsushi Tanaka
AIMS: We aimed to determine whether elevated serum high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) levels predict atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 125 consecutive patients with AF (paroxysmal, n = 79; persistent, n = 46) who underwent first-time PVI. Serum hs-TnT, high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), atrial natriuretic peptide, and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels were measured in venous samples collected before PVI...
January 8, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064233/clozapine-associated-with-autoimmune-reaction-fever-and-low-level-cardiotoxicity-a-case-report
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Charilaos Gerasimou, Georgia Phaedra Vitali, George D Vavougios, Charalabos Papageorgiou, Athanasios Douzenis, Styliani I Kokoris, Ioannis Liappas, Emmanouil Rizos
BACKGROUND: Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic drug used in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Fever induced by clozapine is a rather frequent side-effect which usually occurs in the first 4 weeks of treatment. Despite its effectiveness, there are potentially life-threatening adverse effects, such as cardiotoxicity. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 31-year-old caucasian male with refractory schizophrenia who developed benign fever, increase of C-reactive protein and high troponin levels, without presenting any other signs to myocarditis, on the 13th day under clozapine treatment, which declined progressively upon discontinuation of the drug...
January 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062625/high-sensitivity-troponin-i-in-stable-patients-with-atherosclerotic-disease-in-the-tra-2%C3%A2-p-timi-50-trial
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Alon Eisen, Marc P Bonaca, Petr Jarolim, Benjamin M Scirica, Harvey D White, Michal Tendera, Mikael Dellborg, Jose C Nicolau, Joao Morais, Keith A A Fox, Erin A Bohula, Sabina A Murphy, Eugene Braunwald, David A Morrow
BACKGROUND: Cardiac troponin I, measured with a high-sensitivity assay (hs-TnI), is well-established for risk prediction in acute coronary syndromes. However, its prognostic role in stable atherosclerotic disease, particularly for future myocardial infarction (MI), is less well defined. METHODS: We measured hs-TnI (Abbott ARCHITECT) in 15833 patients with prior MI, ischemic stroke, or peripheral arterial disease from the placebo-controlled Thrombin Receptor Antagonist in Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Ischemic Events (TRA 2°P)-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 50 trial of the platelet inhibitor vorapaxar, excluding patients with recent MI (<30 days)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062617/growth-differentiation-factor-15-as-a-biomarker-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kai C Wollert, Tibor Kempf, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is expressed and secreted in response to inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, telomere erosion, and oncogene activation. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major driver of GDF-15 production. GDF-15 has favorable preanalytic characteristics and can be measured in serum and plasma by immunoassay. CONTENT: In community-dwelling individuals higher concentrations of GDF-15 are associated with increased risks of developing CV disease, chronic kidney disease, and cancer, independent of traditional CV risk factors, renal function, and other biomarkers (C-reactive protein, B-type natriuretic peptide, cardiac troponin)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052754/the-burden-of-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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I-Ting Tsai, Chao-Ping Wang, Yung-Chuan Lu, Wei-Chin Hung, Cheng-Ching Wu, Li-Fen Lu, Fu-Mei Chung, Chia-Chang Hsu, Yau-Jiunn Lee, Teng-Hung Yu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at high risk of developing secondary major adverse cardiac events (MACE). This study aimed to identify independent predictors of MACE after hospital admission which could be used to identify of high-risk patients who may benefit from preventive strategies. METHODS: This study included 1,520 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) (654 with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and 866 with elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients) who received PCI and/or stenting...
January 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043678/associations-between-blood-coagulation-markers-nt-probnp-and-risk-of-incident-heart-failure-in-older-men-the-british-regional-heart-study
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S Goya Wannamethee, Peter H Whincup, Olia Papacosta, Lucy Lennon, Gordon D Lowe
AIMS: Chronic heart failure (HF) is associated with activation of blood coagulation but there is a lack of prospective studies on the association between coagulation markers and incident HF in general populations. We have examined the association between the coagulation markers fibrinogen, von Willebrand Factor (VWF), Factors VII, VIII and IX, D-dimer, activated protein C (APC) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPPT) with NT-proBNP and incident HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective study of 3366 men aged 60-79years with no prevalent HF, myocardial infarction or venous thrombosis and who were not on warfarin, followed up for a mean period of 13years, in whom there were 203 incident HF cases...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038813/dipstick-proteinuria-is-a-prognostic-indicator-of-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuanhan Chen, Lu Cai, Zhiming Du, Jiaqi Xu, Ning Tan, Zhiming Ye, Shuangxin Liu, Wei Dong, Wei Shi, Xinling Liang
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is common in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). This study investigated the relationship between proteinuria and short-term mortality among patients hospitalized for AHF at two university hospitals. METHODS: The death risk was assessed using a 30-day mortality risk score. Of the 1058 eligible patients with AHF, 583 (55.1%) exhibited proteinuria. The degree of proteinuria was positively correlated with poor AHF prognostic indicators (C-reactive protein and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide) and negatively correlated with protective indicators (basal estimated glomerular filtration rate, haemoglobin, and serum albumin)...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038809/prognostic-impact-of-intestinal-wall-thickening-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuki Ikeda, Shunsuke Ishii, Teppei Fujita, Yuichiro Iida, Toyoji Kaida, Takeru Nabeta, Emi Maekawa, Tomoyoshi Yanagisawa, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Takayuki Inomata, Junya Ako
BACKGROUND: Intestine-cardiovascular relationship has been increasingly recognized as a key factor in patients with heart disease. We aimed to identify the relationships among intestinal wall edema, cardiac function, and adverse clinical events in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Abdominal computed tomographic images of 168 hospitalized HF patients were retrospectively investigated for identification of average colon wall thickness (CWT) from the ascending to sigmoid colon...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038718/preoperative-values-of-inflammatory-markers-predict-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-cabg-regardless-of-the-use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Dariusz Plicner, Jarosław Stoliński, Marcin Wąsowicz, Bugusław Gawęda, Hubert Hymczak, Bogusław Kapelak, Rafał Drwiła, Anetta Undas
OBJECTIVE: The impact of systemic inflammation on clinical outcomes after CABG surgery is still controversial. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the markers of inflammation, endothelial damage and platelet activation on clinical outcomes after on- and off-pump CABG. METHODS: A group of 191 consecutive on- and off-pump CABG patients were prospectively studied. Blood samples were drawn before surgery, 18-36h after the procedure and 5-7 days postoperatively and analyzed for 8-iso-prostaglandin F2α (8-iso-PGF2α), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and β-thromboglobulin (β-TG)...
December 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036114/does-statins-promote-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Zhimin Chen, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Paolo Parini, Eva Hurt-Camejo, Jonaz Ripsweden, Torkel B Brismar, Peter Barany, Armand Jaminon, Leon J Schurgers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
BACKGROUND: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary artery calcification (CAC) and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins do not improve survival in ESRD patients and their effect on vascular calcification is unclear. We explored associations between CAC, inflammatory biomarkers, statins and mortality in ESRD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 240 ESRD patients (63% males; median age 56 years) from cohorts including 86 recipients of living donor kidney transplant (LD-Rtx), 96 incident dialysis patients and 58 prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients, associations of CAC score (Agatston Units, AUs), interleukin-6 (IL-6) with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), use of statins and all-cause mortality were analysed...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028723/shenfu-injection-inhibits-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiac-shock
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Yan-Yan Jin, Hai Gao, Xin-Yong Zhang, Hui Ai, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of Shenfu Injection (, SFI) on inflammatory factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) treated with and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). METHODS: This study enrolled 60 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by CS. Patients underwent IABP and emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly divided into two groups by random number table with 30 cases in each group, one given SFI treatment (100 mL/24 h), one not...
December 27, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024933/a-preoperative-multimarker-approach-to-evaluate-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Tone B Enger, Hilde Pleym, Roar Stenseth, Guri Greiff, Alexander Wahba, Vibeke Videm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a multimarker strategy combining preoperative biomarkers representing distinct pathophysiologic pathways enhances preoperative risk assessment of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery (CSA-AKI) and increases knowledge of underlying pathogenesis. DESIGN: Prospective, cohort study. SETTING: Single-center tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 1,015 adults undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005031/-follow-up-of-patients-with-ixodes-tick-borne-borrelioses-caused-by-borrelia-miyamotoi-or-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato
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L I Bagautdinova, A E Platonov, D S Sarksyan, O V Stukolova, G A Shipulin, V V Maleev, M V Dudarev
: Ixodes tick-borne borrelioses (ITBB) are caused by two different spirochetes: Borrelia from the group of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the agents of the classic Lyme borreliosis (LB), and Borrelia miyamotoi that belongs to the group of Borrelia causing tick-borne relapsing fevers. ITBB caused by B. miyamotoi (BM-ITBB) is a previously unknown infectious disease discovered in Russia. It is known that the LB sequelae may reduce the long-term life guality of convalescents. AIM: To study the follow-up of those who have recovered from new BM-ITBB infection in comparison with persons who have had LB...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998861/-risk-factors-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-following-surgeries-for-pediatric-critical-and-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Shu-Rong Gong, Ying-Rui Zhang, Rong-Guo Yu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the risk factors for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children receiving surgeries for critical and complex congenital heart disease (CCHD). METHODS: According to the 2011's Berlin definition of ARDS, the clinical data were collected from 75 children without ARDS (group I) and 80 children with ARDS (group II) following surgeries for CCHD performed in the Department of Cardiac Surgery of our hospital from January, 2009 to May, 2014...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993631/infectious-complications-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-comparison-between-two-target-temperatures
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Josef Dankiewicz, Niklas Nielsen, Adam Linder, Michael Kuiper, Matthew P Wise, Tobias Cronberg, David Erlinge, Yvan Gasche, Matthew B Harmon, Christian Hassager, Janneke Horn, Jesper Kjaergaard, Tommaso Pellis, Pascal Stammet, Johan Undén, Michael Wanscher, Jørn Wetterslev, Anders Åneman, Susann Ullén, Nicole P Juffermans, Hans Friberg
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that target temperature management (TTM) increases the probability of infectious complications after cardiac arrest. We aimed to compare the incidence of pneumonia, severe sepsis and septic shock after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in patients with two target temperatures and to describe changes in biomarkers and possible mortality associated with these infectious complications. METHODS: Post-Hoc analysis of the TTM-trial which randomized patients resuscitated from OHCA to a target temperature of 33 °C or 36 °C...
December 16, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987397/prophylactic-versus-clinically-driven-antibiotics-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Suada Filekovic Ribaric, Matjaz Turel, Rihard Knafelj, Vojka Gorjup, Rade Stanic, Primoz Gradisek, Ognjen Cerovic, Tomislav Mirkovic, Marko Noc
AIM: To investigate benefits of prophylactic antibiotics in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Patients without evidence of tracheobronchial aspiration on admission bronchoscopy were randomized to prophylactic Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid 1.2g every 8h (P) or clinically-driven antibiotics (C) administered if signs of infection developed during initial 7days of intensive care unit (ICU) stay. RESULTS: Among 83 patients enrolled between September 2013 and February 2015, tracheobronchial aspiration was documented in 23 (28%)...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984333/vitamin-c-deficiency-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-cardiac-event-free-survival-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Eun Kyeung Song, Seok-Min Kang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin C is related to lower levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an inflammatory biomarker that predicts cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin C deficiency is associated with hsCRP and cardiac events in heart failure (HF) patients has not been examined. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine the relationships among vitamin C intake, serum levels of hsCRP, and cardiac events. METHODS: A total of 200 HF patients completed a 3-day food diary to determine vitamin C deficiency and provided blood to measure serum levels of hsCRP...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979879/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-as-novel-biomarker-for-early-risk-stratification-after-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Martin Reindl, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Hans-Josef Feistritzer, Lukas Mueller, Constantin Koch, Agnes Mayr, Markus Theurl, Rudolf Kirchmair, Gert Klug, Bernhard Metzler
OBJECTIVE: Adverse left ventricular (LV) remodelling is the major determinant of heart failure and mortality in survivors of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The role of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) for LV remodelling prediction after STEMI is unknown. We therefore aimed to investigate the relation between circulating FGF-23 and LV remodelling following revascularised STEMI. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, we included 88 consecutive patients with STEMI treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention...
December 15, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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