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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936202/new-altered-non-fibrillar-collagens-in-human-dilated-cardiomyopathy-role-in-the-remodeling-process
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Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Esther Roselló-LLetí, Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Juan Carlos Triviño, Luis Martínez-Dolz, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Francisca Lago, Manuel Portolés, Miguel Rivera
BACKGROUND: In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), cardiac failure is accompanied by profound alterations of extracellular matrix associated with the progression of cardiac dilation and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Recently, we reported alterations of non-fibrillar collagen expression in ischemic cardiomyopathy linked to fibrosis and cardiac remodeling. We suspect that expression changes in genes coding for non-fibrillar collagens may have a potential role in DCM development. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to analyze changes in the expression profile of non-fibrillar collagen genes in patients with DCM and to examine relationships between cardiac remodeling parameters and the expression levels of these genes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936187/stroke-as-the-first-manifestation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Jussi Jaakkola, Pirjo Mustonen, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Juha E K Hartikainen, Antti Palomäki, Päivi Hartikainen, Ilpo Nuotio, Antti Ylitalo, K E Juhani Airaksinen
Atrial fibrillation may remain undiagnosed until an ischemic stroke occurs. In this retrospective cohort study we assessed the prevalence of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack as the first manifestation of atrial fibrillation in 3,623 patients treated for their first ever stroke or transient ischemic attack during 2003-2012. Two groups were formed: patients with a history of atrial fibrillation and patients with new atrial fibrillation diagnosed during hospitalization for stroke or transient ischemic attack...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936043/reproducibility-for-heart-rate-variability-analysis-during-6-min-walk-test-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-agreement-between-devices
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Lays Magalhães Braga, Gustavo Faibischew Prado, Iracema Ioco Kikuchi Umeda, Tatiana Satie Kawauchi, Adriana Marques Fróes Taboada, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, Horacio Gomes Pereira Filho, César José Grupi, Hayala Cristina Cavenague Souza, Dalmo Antônio Ribeiro Moreira, Naomi Kondo Nakagawa
Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a useful method to assess abnormal functioning in the autonomic nervous system and to predict cardiac events in patients with heart failure (HF). HRV measurements with heart rate monitors have been validated with an electrocardiograph in healthy subjects but not in patients with HF. We explored the reproducibility of HRV in two consecutive six-minute walk tests (6MW), 60-minute apart, using a heart rate monitor (PolarS810i) and a portable electrocardiograph (called Holter) in 50 HF patients (mean age 59 years, NYHA II, left ventricular ejection fraction ~35%)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935926/hyponatremia-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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L Karki, B Thapa, M K Sah
INTRODUCTION: Community acquired pneumonia is one the frequent cause of hospital admissions. Whereas, hyponatremia is a common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalized patients and has been shown to be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. We aim to studyt the association of hyponatremia with community acquired pneumonia in terms of morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A prospective observational hospital based study was conducted in a hospital for a year...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935164/kaolin-activated-thromboelastography-and-standard-coagulation-assays-in-cyanotic-and-acyanotic-infants-undergoing-complex-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Alessandra Rizza, Zaccaria Ricci, Chiara Pezzella, Isabella Favia, Giovina Di Felice, Marco Ranucci, Paola Cogo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies report the use of thromboelatography (TEG) to monitor coagulation in pediatric cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to compare baseline and intraoperative TEG, TEG-functional fibrinogen, and standard coagulation assays in children with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 63 children aged <24 months undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
December 9, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935084/a-physical-heart-failure-simulation-system-utilizing-the-total-artificial-heart-and-modified-donovan-mock-circulation
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Jessica R Crosby, Katrina J DeCook, Phat L Tran, Edward Betterton, Richard G Smith, Douglas F Larson, Zain I Khalpey, Daniel Burkhoff, Marvin J Slepian
With the growth and diversity of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems entering clinical use, a need exists for a robust mock circulation system capable of reliably emulating and reproducing physiologic as well as pathophysiologic states for use in MCS training and inter-device comparison. We report on the development of such a platform utilizing the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart and a modified Donovan Mock Circulation System, capable of being driven at normal and reduced output. With this platform, clinically relevant heart failure hemodynamics could be reliably reproduced as evidenced by elevated left atrial pressure (+112%), reduced aortic flow (-12...
December 9, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934662/cardiomyocyte-specific-expression-of-the-nuclear-matrix-protein-ciz1-stimulates-production-of-mononucleated-cells-with-an-extended-window-of-proliferation-in-the-postnatal-mouse-heart
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Sumia A Bageghni, Georgia A Frentzou, Mark J Drinkhill, William Mansfield, Dawn Coverley, Justin F X Ainscough
Myocardial injury in mammals leads to heart failure through pathological cardiac remodelling that includes hypertrophy, fibrosis and ventricular dilatation. Central to this is inability of the mammalian cardiomyocyte to self-renew due to entering a quiescent state after birth. Modulation of the cardiomyocyte cell-cycle after injury is therefore a target mechanism to limit damage and potentiate repair and regeneration. Here we show that cardiomyocyte specific over-expression of the nuclear-matrix associated DNA replication protein, CIZ1, extends their window of proliferation during cardiac development, delaying onset of terminal differentiation without compromising function...
December 1, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934084/highly-sensitive-and-quick-detection-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-biomarkers-using-in2o3-nanoribbon-biosensors-fabricated-using-shadow-masks
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Qingzhou Liu, Noppadol Aroonyadet, Yan Song, Xiaoli Wang, Xuan Cao, Yihang Liu, Sen Cong, Fanqi Wu, Mark E Thompson, Chongwu Zhou
We demonstrate a scalable and facile lithography-free method for fabricating highly uniform and sensitive In2O3 nanoribbon biosensor arrays. Fabrication with shadow masks as the patterning method instead of conventional lithography provides low-cost, time-efficient, and high-throughput In2O3 nanoribbon biosensors without photoresist contamination. Combined with electronic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for signal amplification, the In2O3 nanoribbon biosensor arrays are optimized for early, quick, and quantitative detection of cardiac biomarkers in diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
November 22, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933961/substituent-effects-on-drug-receptor-h-bond-interactions-correlations-useful-for-the-design-of-kinase-inhibitors
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Brian G Lawhorn, Joanne Philp, Alan P Graves, Dennis A Holt, Gregory J Gatto, Lara S Kallander
Investigation of troponin I-interacting kinase (TNNI3K) as a potential target for the treatment of heart failure has produced a series of substituted N-methyl-3-(pyrimidin-4-ylamino)benzenesulfonamide inhibitors that display excellent potency and selectivity against a broad spectrum of protein kinases. Crystal structures of prototypical members bound to the ATP-binding site of TNNI3K reveal two anchoring hydrogen bond contacts: (1) from the hinge region amide N-H to the pyrimidine nitrogen and (2) from the sulfonamide N-H to the gatekeeper threonine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933693/heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-an-analysis-of-the-unos-database
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Alexander N Goel, Amit Iyengar, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Andrew C Fiore, Charles B Huddleston
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of debate due to the shortage of available donor organs. We sought to perform the first large-scale retrospective cohort study describing the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in this population. The United Network of Organ Sharing database was queried from 2008 to 2015 for pediatric patients (age <19 years) receiving first, isolated heart transplant. Recipients were divided into three subgroups: definite ID, probable ID, and no ID...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933568/healthcare-costs-among-patients-with-heart-failure-a-comparison-of-costs-between-matched-decedent-and-survivor-cohorts
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Engels N Obi, Jason P Swindle, Stuart J Turner, Patricia A Russo, Aylin Altan
INTRODUCTION: Prior research suggests increased costs during the final months of life, yet little is known about healthcare cost differences between patients with heart failure (HF) who die or survive. METHODS: A retrospective claims study from a large US health plan [commercial and Medicare Advantage with Part D (MAPD)] was conducted. Patients were ≥18 years old with two non-inpatient or one inpatient claim(s) with HF diagnosis code(s). The earliest HF claim date during 1 January 2010-31 December 2011 was the index date...
December 8, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933206/improving-inflammatory-arthritis-management-through-tighter-monitoring-of-patients-and-the-use-of-innovative-electronic-tools
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REVIEW
Piet van Riel, Rieke Alten, Bernard Combe, Diana Abdulganieva, Paola Bousquet, Molly Courtenay, Cinzia Curiale, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Glenn Haugeberg, Burkhard Leeb, Kari Puolakka, Angelo Ravelli, Bernhard Rintelen, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Treating to target by monitoring disease activity and adjusting therapy to attain remission or low disease activity has been shown to lead to improved outcomes in chronic rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. Patient-reported outcomes, used in conjunction with clinical measures, add an important perspective of disease activity as perceived by the patient. Several validated PROs are available for inflammatory arthritis, and advances in electronic patient monitoring tools are helping patients with chronic diseases to self-monitor and assess their symptoms and health...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933194/contribution-of-the-long-term-care-insurance-certificate-for-predicting-1-year-all-cause-readmission-compared-with-validated-risk-scores-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kayo Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Toru Morofuji, Hiroe Aisu, Takumi Sumimoto, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Jitsuo Higaki
OBJECTIVES: Readmission is a common and serious problem associated with heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, conventional risk models have limited predictive value for predicting readmission. The recipients of long-term care insurance (LTCI) are frail and have mental and physical impairments. We hypothesised that adjustment of the conventional risk score with an LTCI certificate enables a more accurate appreciation of readmission for HF. METHODS: We investigated 452 patients with HF who were followed up for 1 year to determine all-cause readmission...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932994/comparative-mrna-and-microrna-profiling-during-acute-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-coronary-occlusion-and-ablation-radio-frequency-currents
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Eduardo T Santana, Regiane Dos Santos Feliciano, Andrey J Serra, Eduardo Brigidio, Ednei L Antonio, Paulo J F Tucci, Lubov Nathanson, Mariana Morris, José A Silva
The ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery is the most commonly used experimental model to induce myocardial infarction (MI) in rodents. A high mortality in the acute phase and the heterogeneity of the size of the MI obtained are drawbacks recognized in this model. In an attempt to solve the problem, our group recently developed a new MI experimental model which is based on application of myocardial ablation radio-frequency currents (AB-RF) that yielded MI with homogeneous sizes and significantly reduce acute mortality...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932871/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-guiding-clinical-therapy-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-compared-with-angiography-alone-in-elderly-chinese-patients
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Zhao Zhang, Ke Li, Jinwen Tian
OBJECTIVE: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an innovative method for evaluating the physiological significance of a coronary stenosis, but its validity is less certain in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is important to assess whether FFR is effective and safe in patients, especially elderly Chinese patients, with NSTEMI. As the first one in China, the purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety outcomes of FFR in guiding clinical therapy of NSTEMI compared with angiography alone in elderly Chinese patients...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932426/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-hemodynamic-support-of-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
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Francesca Baratto, Federico Pappalardo, Teresa Oloriz, Caterina Bisceglia, Pasquale Vergara, John Silberbauer, Nicolò Albanese, Manuela Cireddu, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Ambra Licia Di Prima, Fabrizio Monaco, Gabriele Paglino, Andrea Radinovic, Damiano Regazzoli, Simona Silvetti, Nicola Trevisi, Alberto Zangrillo, Paolo Della Bella
BACKGROUND: We report the experience in a cohort of consecutive patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during catheter ablation of unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) at our center. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2010 to 2015, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated in 64 patients (average age: 63±15 years; left ventricular ejection fraction in 27±9%; cardiogenic shock in 23%, and electrical storm in 62% of patients) undergoing 74 unstable VT catheter ablation procedures...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932373/sickle-cell-trait-is-not-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-heart-failure-or-abnormalities-of-cardiac-structure-and-function
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Natalie A Bello, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Nicholas S Roetker, Samantha R Seals, Rakhi P Naik, Vimal K Derebail, Abhijit V Kshirsagar, Nigel S Key, James G Wilson, Adolfo Correa, Robert J Adams, Leonard D Egede, Will Longstreth, Gaurav Choudhary, Beatrice E Gee, Austin L Hughes, Amil M Shah, JoAnn E Manson, Matthew Allison, Gregory L Burke, Aaron R Folsom, Cara L Carty, Alexander P Reiner, Scott D Solomon, Suma H Konety
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932271/deactivation-of-left-ventricular-assist-devices-differing-perspectives-of-cardiology-and-hospice-palliative-medicine-clinicians
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Colleen K McIlvennan, Sara E Wordingham, Larry A Allen, Daniel D Matlock, Jacqueline Jones, Shannon M Dunlay, Keith M Swetz
BACKGROUND: Beliefs around deactivation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) vary substantially between clinicians, institutions, and patients. Therefore, we sought to understand perspectives regarding LVAD deactivation among cardiology and hospice/palliative medicine (HPM) clinicians. METHODS AND RESULTS: We administered a 41-item survey via electronic mail to members of 3 cardiology and 1 HPM professional societies. A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932261/does-adding-clinical-data-to-administrative-data-improve-agreement-among-hospital-quality-measures
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Amresh D Hanchate, Kelly L Stolzmann, Amy K Rosen, Aaron S Fink, Michael Shwartz, Arlene S Ash, Hassen Abdulkerim, Mary Jo V Pugh, Priti Shokeen, Ann Borzecki
BACKGROUND: Hospital performance measures based on patient mortality and readmission have indicated modest rates of agreement. We examined if combining clinical data on laboratory tests and vital signs with administrative data leads to improved agreement with each other, and with other measures of hospital performance in the nation's largest integrated health care system. METHODS: We used patient-level administrative and clinical data, and hospital-level data on quality indicators, for 2007-2010 from the Veterans Health Administration (VA)...
December 5, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932148/low-dose-spinal-block-with-continuous-epidural-infusion-for-renal-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-alport-syndrome-a-case-report
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F Gobbi, G Sales, P Bretto, P P Donadio, L Brazzi
OBJECTIVE: We aim to describe management of a patient receiving renal transplantation for chronic renal failure due to Alport syndrome with low dose of intrathecal bupivacaine and continuous epidural infusion of local anesthetic. CASE REPORT: A 38-years-old man with chronic renal failure secondary to Alport syndrome underwent kidney transplantation. Because of a high risk of respiratory and cardiovascular complications related to the patient's baseline lung disease and abnormalities in heart conduction, we selected combined spinal-epidural anesthesia...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
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