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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437263/a-randomised-trial-to-evaluate-preoperative-oral-carbohydrate-administration-on-insulin-resistance-in-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-patients
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Bora Lee, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Ha Y Kim, Hyelin Lee, Young-Lan Kwak
BACKGROUND: In fasting cardiac surgery patients, preoperative carbohydrate (CHO) drink intake attenuated insulin resistance and improved cardiac metabolism, although its beneficial effects were not evident after cardiac surgery possibly due to cardiopulmonary bypass-related extreme systemic inflammation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate whether preoperative CHO intake affected insulin resistance and free-fatty acid (FFA) concentrations in off-pump coronary revascularisation...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432842/low-grade-inflammation-and-tryptophan-kynurenine-pathway-activation-are-associated-with-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-the-epath-trial
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Nicolas Verheyen, Andreas Meinitzer, Martin Robert Grübler, Klemens Ablasser, Ewald Kolesnik, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer, Evgeny Belyavskiy, Christian Trummer, Verena Schwetz, Elisabeth Pieske-Kraigher, Jakob Voelkl, Ioana Alesutan, Cristiana Catena, Leonardo Alberto Sechi, Helmut Brussee, Dirk von Lewinski, Winfried März, Burkert Pieske, Stefan Pilz, Andreas Tomaschitz
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) is associated with low-grade inflammation, left ventricular hypertrophy and increased cardiovascular mortality, but the association between inflammatory markers and parameters of adverse cardiac remodeling is unknown. We investigated the relationship between C-reactive protein (CRP), the essential amino acid tryptophan and its pro-inflammatory derivatives kynurenine and quinolinic acid (QUIN) with echocardiographic parameters. METHODS: Cross-sectional baseline data from the "Eplerenone in Primary Hyperparathyroidism" trial were analyzed...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431809/pilot-study-of-changes-in-presepsin-concentrations-compared-with-changes-in-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Junichi Saito, Eiji Hashiba, Akio Mikami, Tomoyuki Kudo, Hidetomo Niwa, Kazuyoshi Hirota
OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the presepsin-concentration profile after cardiac surgery compared with those of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). DESIGN: A single-center, prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING: Hirosaki University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery without preoperative infection and end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. The patients also were subdivided into 2 groups with respect to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430117/fluvastatin-therapy-could-not-decrease-progression-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-non-valvular-disease-patients
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Qiang Tan, Shuangyue Zhang, Xiaoyi Zou, Jun Zhao, Jia Hao, Qian Sun
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate whether fluvastatin therapy could decrease the probability of atrial fibrillation (AF) progression from paroxysmal AF to permanent AF and decrease the recurrence frequency of AF. METHODS: Analyses were performed using two-tailed Student's t test or Mann-Whitney U tests. Categorical variables were compared with the χ2 statistics or Fisher's exact test. Patients with paroxysmal AF were randomized case-control, prospective into either the fluvastatin group (n=61) or control group (n=57)...
April 10, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428450/independent-and-combined-effects-of-serum-albumin-and-c-reactive-protein-on-long-term-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Hideki Wada, Tomotaka Dohi, Katsumi Miyauchi, Shinichiro Doi, Ryo Naito, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Takatoshi Kasai, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Satoru Suwa, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Both inflammation and malnutrition have been reported to be closely linked to atherosclerosis, especially in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The combined effects of serum albumin and C-reactive protein (CRP) on clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were investigated.Methods and Results:A total of 2,164 all-comer patients with coronary artery disease who underwent their first PCI and had data available for preprocedural serum albumin and hs-CRP levels between 2000 and 2011 were studied...
April 19, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413495/perioperative-application-of-salvianolate-on-oxidative-stress-and-plasma-imd-adm2-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-pci
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Qiang Zhang, Fengjun Jiao, Chongjun Hua
The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of salvianolate on perioperative oxidative stress and plasma Intermedin/adrenomedullin 2 (IMD/ADM2) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The clinical data of 108 patients with AMI treated by PCI were retrospectively analyzed. According to the use of salvianolate in perioperative period, the patients were divided into the study group (n=62) and the control group (n=46). The control group was given routine treatment while the study group was given routine treatment combined with intravenous infusion of salvianolate (200 mg administered once at 24 h before operation, once/day after operation, 1 week later, the curative effect was observed)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407211/long-term-alterations-in-monocyte-function-after-elective-cardiac-surgery
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M Zawadka, J Wahome, H Oszkiel, W Y Szeto, B Cobb, K Laudanski
Optimal immunological homoeostasis determines the long-term recovery of patients in the postoperative period. The functional adaptability of monocytes plays a pivotal role in adjusting the host's response to an insult, immunostasis and long-term health, and may help to determine successful recovery. We undertook a longitudinal analysis of the functional adaptability of monocytes in 20 patients undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, as a model of severe stress. Using each patient's pre-cardiopulmonary bypass data as a baseline, we investigated the characteristics of peripheral blood monocytes' functional plasticity in-vitro before elective bypass, and three months afterwards...
April 13, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396861/non-invasive-investigations-for-the-diagnosis-of-fontan-associated-liver-disease-in-pediatric-and-adult-fontan-patients
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Amyna Fidai, Frederic Dallaire, Nanette Alvarez, Yvonne Balon, Robin Clegg, Michael Connelly, Frank Dicke, Deborah Fruitman, Joyce Harder, Kimberley Myers, David J Patton, Tim Prieur, Erika Vorhies, Robert P Myers, Steven R Martin, Steven C Greenway
Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is a serious complication related to the chronically elevated venous pressure and low cardiac output of this abnormal circulation. However, diagnostic markers for this condition are limited. We hypothesized that specific tests for fibrosis developed for other chronic liver diseases would identify a higher prevalence of FALD than ultrasound and standard laboratory tests and that identified abnormalities would correlate with time post-Fontan. In this cross-sectional study, we assessed 19 children (average age 8...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396734/low-lean-tissue-mass-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-patients-with-stages-4-and-5-non-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
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Almudena Vega, Soraya Abad, Nicolás Macías, Inés Aragoncillo, Alba Santos, Isabel Galán, Santiago Cedeño, Juan Manuel López-Gómez
Background: Mortality in patients with stages 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher than in the general population. Body composition predicts mortality. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of body composition on mortality in patients with stages 4 and 5 non-dialysis CKD. Methods: We performed a prospective study of 356 patients with stages 4 and 5 non-dialysis CKD. At baseline, we recorded general characteristics, history of cardiovascular events, body composition, serum inflammatory markers, nutrition and cardiac biomarkers...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395980/long-term-outcome-and-risk-assessment-in-premature-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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Max-Paul Winter, Hermann Blessberger, Arman Alimohammadi, Noemi Pavo, Kurt Huber, Johann Wojta, Irene M Lang, Franz Wiesbauer, Georg Goliasch
BACKGROUND: Premature acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a rare disease carrying significant morbidity and mortality. Existing data on outcome in these patients is based on retrospective analysis of angiographic reports or refer to time periods with incomparable treatment regimes, making them unusable for risk assessment in times of widespread use of reperfusion therapy. Aim of this study was to assess the outcome of premature AMI in a prospectively recruited study population enrolled in the times of modern reperfusion therapy...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395665/retinal-arterial-blood-flow-and-retinal-changes-in-patients-with-sepsis-preliminary-study-using-fluorescein-angiography
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Kristo Erikson, Janne Henrik Liisanantti, Nina Hautala, Juha Koskenkari, Remi Kamakura, Karl Heinz Herzig, Hannu Syrjälä, Tero Ilmari Ala-Kokko
BACKGROUND: Although tissue perfusion is often decreased in patients with sepsis, the relationship between macrohemodynamics and microcirculatory blood flow is poorly understood. We hypothesized that alterations in retinal blood flow visualized by angiography may be related to macrohemodynamics, inflammatory mediators, and retinal microcirculatory changes. METHODS: Retinal fluorescein angiography was performed twice during the first 5 days in the intensive care unit to observe retinal abnormalities in patients with sepsis...
April 10, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388306/premature-ventricular-complex-is-more-prevalent-during-acute-exacerbated-than-stable-states-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-is-related-to-cardiac-troponin-t
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Gunnar Einvik, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nils Henrik Holmedahl, Anke Neukamm, Torbjørn Omland, Vidar Søyseth
During acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), myocardial stress may be aggravated. Sparse data exist concerning the prevalence and correlates of cardiac arrhythmias in the stable and exacerbated states of COPD. We hypothesized that AECOPD is associated with increased prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias independent of COPD-severity and co-morbidity, and explored possible mechanisms. A 24-hour Holter recording was obtained in 74 patients with stable COPD and 45 patients with AECOPD (mean age 54 years, 56% women)...
April 7, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382661/pre-operative-haemoglobin-levels-and-iron-status-in-a-large-multicentre-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-major-elective-surgery
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M Muñoz, M J Laso-Morales, S Gómez-Ramírez, M Cadellas, M J Núñez-Matas, J A García-Erce
Pre-operative anaemia in patients undergoing major surgical procedures has been linked to poor outcomes. Therefore, early detection and treatment of pre-operative anaemia is recommended. However, to effectively implement a pre-operative anaemia management protocol, an estimation of its prevalence and main causes is needed. We analysed data from 3342 patients (44.5% female) scheduled for either: elective orthopaedic surgery (n = 1286); cardiac surgery (n = 691); colorectal cancer resection (n = 735); radical prostatectomy (n = 362); gynaecological surgery (n = 203) or resection of liver metastases (n = 122)...
April 6, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379623/on-pump-cardiac-surgery-enhances-platelet-renewal-and-impairs-aspirin-pharmacodynamics-effects-of-improved-dosing-regimens
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V Cavalca, B Rocca, F Veglia, G Petrucci, B Porro, V Myasoedova, R De Cristofaro, L Turnu, A Bonomi, P Songia, L Cavallotti, M Zanobini, M Camera, F Alamanni, A Parolari, C Patrono, E Tremoli
On-pump cardiac surgery may trigger inflammation and accelerate platelet cyclooxygenase-1 renewal, thereby modifying low-dose aspirin pharmacodynamics. Thirty-seven patients on standard aspirin 100mg once-daily were studied before surgery and randomized within 36 hours post-surgery to 100mg once-daily, 100mg twice-daily or 200mg once-daily for 90 days. On day 7 post-surgery, immature and mature platelets, platelet mass, thrombopoieitin, glycocalicin, leukocytes, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 significantly increased...
April 5, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365582/the-relationship-between-cardiac-conduction-times-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-inflammation-in-patients-with-early-arthritis
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Samina A Turk, Sjoerd C Heslinga, Jill Dekker, Linda Britsemmer, Véronique van der Lugt, Willem F Lems, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg, Michael T Nurmohamed
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of conduction disorders in patients with early arthritis and the relationship with inflammation and traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. METHODS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a 2-fold higher risk of sudden cardiac death, possibly owing to conduction disorders. This increased risk might already be present at the clinical onset of arthritis. Therefore, we assessed electrocardiography, blood pressure, 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28), lipid profile, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP) level in 480 patients with early arthritis at baseline and after 1 year...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360225/biomarker-profiles-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Jasper Tromp, Mohsin A F Khan, IJsbrand T Klip, Sven Meyer, Rudolf A de Boer, Tiny Jaarsma, Hans Hillege, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Peter van der Meer, Adriaan A Voors
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers may help us to unravel differences in the underlying pathophysiology between heart failure (HF) patients with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Therefore, we compared biomarker profiles to characterize pathophysiological differences between patients with HFrEF and HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analyzed 33 biomarkers from different pathophysiological domains (inflammation, oxidative stress, remodeling, cardiac stretch, angiogenesis, arteriosclerosis, and renal function) in 460 HF patients (21% HFpEF, left ventricular ejection fraction ≥45%) measured at discharge after hospitalization for acute HF...
March 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356068/a-randomized-trial-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-and-control-treatment-for-cardioprotection-in-sevoflurane-anesthetized-cabg-patients
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Rianne Nederlof, Nina C Weber, Nicole P Juffermans, Bas A M J de Mol, Markus W Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel, Coert J Zuurbier
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) efficacy is debated. Possibly, because propofol, which has a RIPC-inhibiting action, is used in most RIPC trials. It has been suggested that clinical efficacy is, however, present with volatile anesthesia in the absence of propofol, although this is based on one phase 1 trial only. Therefore, in the present study we further explore the relation between RIPC and cardioprotection with perioperative anesthesia restricted to sevoflurane and fentanyl, in CABG patients without concomitant procedures...
March 29, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341375/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Lijie Ma, Sumei Zhao
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists regarding the factors influencing mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the impact of various patient characteristics on the risk of mortality in such patients. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Central were searched for studies evaluating the risk factors for mortality in patients undergoing HD. The factors included age, gender, diabetes mellitus (DM), body mass index (BMI), previous cardiovascular disease (CVD), HD duration, hemoglobin, albumin, white blood cell, C-reactive protein (CRP), parathyroid hormone, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), iron, ln ferritin, adiponectin, apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1), ApoA2, ApoA3, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), serum phosphate, troponin T (TnT), and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306174/the-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-alpha-subunit-is-a-target-for-direct-redox-modification-during-oxidative-stress-the-role-of-cysteine-residues-in-the-alpha-interacting-domain
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Padmapriya Muralidharan, Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Evan Ingley, Livia C Hool
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world. The incidence of cardiovascular disease is predicted to further rise with the increase in obesity and diabetes and with the ageing population. Even though the survival rate from ischemic heart disease has improved over the past 30 years, many patients progress to a chronic pathological condition, known as cardiac hypertrophy that is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium play an essential role in mediating cardiac hypertrophy...
March 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297813/-clinical-application-and-evaluation-of-an-early-non-sedation-protocol-for-critically-ill-respiratory-patients
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J B Huang, C Q Lan, H Y Li, L Chen, J G Pan, L L Chen, H Weng, Y M Zeng
Objective: To study the value of an early (mechanical ventilation after 24 h) non-sedation protocol for intubated, mechanically ventilated patients in the respiratory intensive care unit (RICU). Methods: Seventy intubated, mechanically ventilated patients were prospectively enrolled and randomly assigned to management with early non-sedation (intervention group; n=35) or with daily interruption of sedation (DIS) (control group; n=35). The duration of mechanical ventilation, length of the RICU and hospital stay, RICU and hospital mortality, drug consumption, RICU and hospitalization expenses, incidence of complications and adverse events and serum levels of vital organ damage and inflammatory markers after mechanical ventilation for 48 h were recorded and compared...
March 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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