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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925430/pulmonary-hypertension-as-estimated-by-doppler-echocardiography-in-adolescent-and-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-and-their-relationship-with-clinical-lung-function-and-sleep-findings
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Bruna Ziegler, Christiano Perin, Fernanda Cano Casarotto, Simone Chaves Fagondes, Sérgio Saldanha Menna-Barreto, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
BACKGROUND: In cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, end stage of pulmonary disease is characterized by pulmonary hypertension (PH), hypoxemia, decrease in exercise tolerance and sleep quality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between clinical, lung function, sleep quality and polysomnographic variables with PH in CF patients aged 16 years or older. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 51 clinically stable CF patients underwent a clinical evaluation, an overnight polysomnography and answered sleep questionnaires (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index - PSQI and Epworth sleepiness scale - ESS)...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920514/usefulness-of-the-6-minute-walk-test-as-a-screening-test-for-pulmonary-arterial-enlargement-in-copd
#2
Yutaro Oki, Masahiro Kaneko, Yukari Fujimoto, Hideki Sakai, Shogo Misu, Yuji Mitani, Takumi Yamaguchi, Hisafumi Yasuda, Akira Ishikawa
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension and exercise-induced oxygen desaturation (EID) influence acute exacerbation of COPD. Computed tomography (CT)-detected pulmonary artery (PA) enlargement is independently associated with acute COPD exacerbations. Associations between PA to aorta (PA:A) ratio and EID in patients with COPD have not been reported. We hypothesized that the PA:A ratio correlated with EID and that results of the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) would be useful for predicting the risk associated with PA:A >1...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914635/noninvasive-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-by-exercise-testing-in-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Jan Müller, Pinar Bambul Heck, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital heart disease and native or palliated conditions are at risk to develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) in later life. Screening for PH is currently performed by regular echocardiographic follow-up, which appears to be difficult in several congenital conditions. This study evaluated the screening for PH in congenital heart disease by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). METHODS: We analyzed our database including all patients with congenital heart disease referred for CPET in our institution from June 2001 to September 2013 and identified 683 patients who had an accompanied heart catheterization less than 6 month after CPET...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913427/intermittent-hypoxia-during-recovery-from-neonatal-hyperoxic-lung-injury-causes-long-term-impairment-of-alveolar-development-a-new-rat-model-of-bpd
#4
Anastasiya Mankouski, Crystal Kantores, Mathew J Wong, Julijana Ivanovska, Amish Jain, Eric J Benner, Stanley N Mason, A Keith Tanswell, Richard L Auten, Robert P Jankov
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung injury characterized by impaired alveologenesis that may persist into adulthood. Rat models of BPD using varying degrees of hyperoxia to produce injury either cause early mortality or spontaneously recover following removal of the inciting stimulus, thus limiting clinical relevance. We sought to refine an established rat model induced by exposure to 60% O2 from birth by following hyperoxia with intermittent hypoxia (IH). Rats exposed from birth to air or 60% O2 until day 14 were recovered in air with or without IH (FiO2 = 0...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909231/influence-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-physiological-and-muscle-metabolic-adaptations-to-sprint-interval-training
#5
Christopher Thompson, Lee J Wylie, Jamie R Blackwell, Jonathan Fulford, Matthew I Black, James Kelly, Sinead T J McDonagh, James Carter, Stephen J Bailey, Anni Vanhatalo, Andrew M Jones
We hypothesized that 4 weeks of dietary nitrate supplementation would enhance exercise performance and muscle metabolic adaptations to sprint interval training (SIT). Thirty six recreationally-active subjects, matched on key variables at baseline, completed a series of exercise tests before and following a 4 week period in which they were allocated to one of the following groups: 1) SIT and NO3(-)-depleted beetroot juice as a placebo (SIT+PL); 2) SIT and NO3(-)-rich beetroot juice (~13mmol NO3(-)/day; SIT+BR); or 3) no training and NO3(-)-rich beetroot juice (NT+BR)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901314/effects-of-hypoxia-and-hypercapnic-hypoxia-on-oxygen-transport-and-acid-base-status-in-the-atlantic-blue-crab-callinectes-sapidus-during-exercise
#6
Mark P Lehtonen, Louis E Burnett
The responses of estuarine invertebrates to hypoxic conditions are well established. However, many studies have investigated hypoxia as an isolated condition despite its frequent co-occurrence with hypercapnia (elevated CO2 ). Although many studies suggest deleterious effects, hypercapnia has been observed to improve blue crab walking performance in hypoxia. To investigate the physiological effects of combined hypercapnic hypoxia, we measured Po2 , pH, [l-lactate], Pco2 , and total O2 in pre- and postbranchial hemolymph sampled from blue crabs during walking exercise...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896702/safety-of-regadenoson-stress-testing-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#7
Victor M Moles, Thomas Cascino, Ashraf Saleh, Krasimira Mikhova, John J Lazarus, Michael Ghannam, Hong J Yun, Matthew Konerman, Richard L Weinberg, Edward P Ficaro, James R Corbett, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Venkatesh L Murthy
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the safety of regadenoson stress testing in patients with PH. BACKGROUND: PH is increasingly recognized at more advanced ages. As many as one-third of patients with PH have coronary artery disease. Because of their physical limitations, patients with PH are unable to adequately exercise. Regadenoson can potentially have an adverse impact due to their tenuous hemodynamics. Current guidelines suggest performing a coronary angiography in patients with PH who have angina or multiple coronary risk factors...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884004/precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-is-there-a-link
#8
Robert Thurnheer, Silvia Ulrich, Konrad E Bloch
Among patients with sleep apnea the reported prevalence of precapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) has varied largely, depending on patient selection, disease definition, and associated conditions, in particular chronic pulmonary disease. However, in the absence of comorbidities, PH seems to be rare in patients with sleep apnea. Conversely, sleep-related breathing disorders have been commonly found in patients with PH and they have been associated with an impaired quality of life. Since sleep-related breathing disorders may affect the pulmonary circulation and vice versa, patients with sleep-related breathing disorders should be evaluated for risk factors, symptoms and clinical signs of PH and right ventricular heart failure and patients with PH should be evaluated for sleep apnea...
November 25, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882611/chronic-lactate-supplementation-does-not-improve-blood-buffering-capacity-and-repeated-high-intensity-exercise
#9
L F Oliveira, V de Salles Painelli, K Nemezio, L S Gonçalves, G Yamaguchi, B Saunders, B Gualano, G G Artioli
Since there is conflicting data on the buffering and ergogenic properties of calcium lactate (CL), we investigated the effect of chronic CL supplementation on blood pH, bicarbonate, and high-intensity intermittent exercise performance. Sodium bicarbonate (SB) was used as a positive control. Eighteen athletes participated in this double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, fully counterbalanced study. All participants underwent three different treatments: placebo (PL), CL, and SB. The dose was identical in all conditions: 500 mg/kg BM divided into four daily individual doses of 125 mg/kg BM, for five consecutive days, followed by a 2-7-day washout period...
November 23, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875728/exercise-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-by-stress-echocardiography-prevalence-and-correlation-with-right-heart-hemodynamics
#10
Deepika Misra, Ante Kendes, Roxana Sulica, Blase Carabello
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) in consecutive subjects referred for stress echocardiography for chest pain or shortness of breath and correlate echocardiographic diagnosis of EIPH with hemodynamics at right heart catheterization (RHC). BACKGROUND: Elevated pulmonary pressure can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. EIPH by ehocardiography has been described in patients with connective tissue disease...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874942/breathing-training-on-lower-esophageal-sphincter-as-a-complementary-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd-a-systematic-review
#11
M Casale, L Sabatino, A Moffa, F Capuano, V Luccarelli, M Vitali, M Ribolsi, M Cicala, F Salvinelli
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) represents one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders, but is still a challenge to cure. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are currently the GERD's standard treatment, although not successful in all patients; some concerns have been raised regarding their long term consumption. Recently, some studies showed the benefits of inspiratory muscle training in increasing the lower esophageal sphincter pressure in patients affected by GERD, thereby reducing their symptoms...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873388/effects-of-sildenafil-on-cardiac-structure-and-function-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-and-health-related-quality-of-life-measures-in-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Licette C Y Liu, Yoran M Hummel, Peter van der Meer, Rolf M F Berger, Kevin Damman, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Elke S Hoendermis
AIMS: We recently showed that sildenafil did not improve pulmonary pressures and exercise capacity in a cohort of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and predominantly postcapillary pulmonary hypertension. Here, we present the effects of sildenafil on cardiac structure and function, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, laboratory parameters and health-related quality of life measures. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-two HFpEF patients with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure >25 mmHg; pulmonary artery wedge pressure >15 mmHg) were randomized to sildenafil 60 mg three times a day or placebo and treated for 12 weeks...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868156/vaginal-and-sexual-health-treatment-strategies-within-a-female-sexual-medicine-program-for-cancer-patients-and-survivors
#13
Jeanne Carter, Cara Stabile, Barbara Seidel, Raymond E Baser, Shari Goldfarb, Deborah J Goldfrank
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate patient adherence and response to simple vaginal and sexual health treatment strategies in female cancer patients receiving treatment at a female sexual medicine and health program and identify improvements of physical symptoms, per patient and clinical evaluation. METHODS: Evaluability criteria included gynecologic exam at initial visit, at least one follow-up with gynecologic exam within 8 months of initial visit, and all consecutive follow-ups <6 months apart...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865192/effect-of-targeted-therapy-on-circulating-progenitor-cells-in-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension
#14
Jéssica García-Lucio, Olga Tura-Ceide, Roberto Del Pozo, Isabel Blanco, Sandra Pizarro, Elisabet Ferrer, Marta Díez, Núria Coll-Bonfill, Lucilla Piccari, Víctor I Peinado, Joan Albert Barberà
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction is key in the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH) and is associated with reduced number of circulating progenitor cells. Studies to date evaluating levels of circulating progenitor cells in PH have provided conflicting results. Current treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and medical treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) targets endothelium dependent signalling pathways. The effect of PAH-targeted therapy on circulating progenitor cells has not been clearly established...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862510/dynamic-31-p-mrsi-using-spiral-spectroscopic-imaging-can-map-mitochondrial-capacity-in-muscles-of-the-human-calf-during-plantar-flexion-exercise-at-7%C3%A2-t
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Ladislav Valkovič, Marek Chmelík, Martin Meyerspeer, Borjan Gagoski, Christopher T Rodgers, Martin Krššák, Ovidiu C Andronesi, Siegfried Trattnig, Wolfgang Bogner
Phosphorus MRSI ((31) P-MRSI) using a spiral-trajectory readout at 7 T was developed for high temporal resolution mapping of the mitochondrial capacity of exercising human skeletal muscle. The sensitivity and localization accuracy of the method was investigated in phantoms. In vivo performance was assessed in 12 volunteers, who performed a plantar flexion exercise inside a whole-body 7 T MR scanner using an MR-compatible ergometer and a surface coil. In five volunteers the knee was flexed (~60°) to shift the major workload from the gastrocnemii to the soleus muscle...
December 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860259/resp%C3%A4-ratory-muscle-strength-%C3%A4-n-pat%C3%A4-ents-w%C3%A4-th-pulmonary-hypertens%C3%A4-on-the-relat%C3%A4-onsh%C3%A4-p-w%C3%A4-th-exerc%C3%A4-se-capac%C3%A4-ty-phys%C3%A4-cal-act%C3%A4-v%C3%A4-ty-level-and-qual%C3%A4-ty-of-l%C3%A4-fe
#16
Goksen Kuran Aslan, Buket Akıncı, Ipek Yeldan, Gulfer Okumus
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by exertional dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness, and syncope. Physical activity, peripheral and respiratory muscle strength reduces in pateints with PH. Little is known about respiratory muscle weakness and related outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to determine respiratory muscle strength and to investigate the relationship between respiratory muscle strength and spirometric measurements, exercise capacity, physical activity level, quality of life, and pulmonary hemodynamics in patients with PH...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858232/pulmonary-hypertension-in-heart-failure-patients-pathophysiology-and-prognostic-implications
#17
REVIEW
Marco Guazzi, Valentina Labate
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to left heart disease (LHD), i.e., group 2 PH, is the most common reason for increased pressures in the pulmonary circuit. Although recent guidelines incorporate congenital heart disease in this classification, left-sided heart diseases of diastolic and systolic origin including valvular etiology are the vast majority. In these patients, an increased left-sided filling pressure triggers a multistage hemodynamic evolution that ends into right ventricular failure through an initial passive increase in pulmonary artery pressure complicated over time by pulmonary vasoconstriction, endothelial dysfunction, and remodeling of the small-resistance pulmonary arteries...
November 17, 2016: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854133/focusing-on-developmental-origins-and-disease-inception-for-the-prevention-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Bradley A Maron, Steven H Abman
Despite the growing armamentarium of therapies, pulmonary vascular disease continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality in neonates, children and adults in diverse clinical settings. To address this challenge, a strategic shift is underway that emphasizes disease recognition prior to the onset of clinical signs and symptoms when substantial pulmonary vascular remodeling is already present. Specifically, there is growing interest regarding the i) molecular events that define pulmonary vascular disease inception, ii) range of early cardiopulmonary hemodynamic measures that are associated with adverse outcome, and iii) widening utility of exercise for risk-stratification...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851698/nitrite-prevents-right-ventricular-failure-and-remodeling-induced-by-pulmonary-artery-banding
#19
Jian Hu, Maryam Sharifi-Sanjani, Stevan P Tofovic
BACKGROUND: Nitrite has been shown to reduce right ventricle (RV) remodeling in experimental pulmonary hypertension. However, whether this effect is due to a reduction in RV afterload (i.e., reduction in pulmonary artery pressure) or a direct effect on the RV itself remains unanswered. We hypothesize that nitrite has direct effects on RV remodeling and studied its effects in mice with pulmonary artery banding (PAB). METHODS AND RESULTS: PAB decreased exercise tolerance, and reduced RV systolic and diastolic function...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836751/activation-of-gper-ameliorates-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension-in-male-rats
#20
Allan K Alencar, Guilherme C Montes, Tadeu Montagnoli, Ananssa M Silva, Sabrina T Martinez, Aline G Fraga, Hao Wang, Leanne Groban, Roberto T Sudo, Gisele Zapata-Sudo
RATIONALE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling that leads to pulmonary congestion, uncompensated right-ventricle (RV) failure, and premature death. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is cardioprotective in male rats and that its activation elicits vascular relaxation in rats of either sex. OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of GPER on the cardiopulmonary system by the administration of its selective agonist G1 in male rats with monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH...
November 9, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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