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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352564/optical-metabolic-imaging-of-irradiated-rat-heart-exposed-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Mette Funding la Cour, Shima Mehrvar, James S Heisner, Mohammad Masoudi Motlagh, Meetha Medhora, Mahsa Ranji, Amadou K S Camara
Whole thoracic irradiation (WTI) is known to cause deterioration in cardiac function. Whether irradiation predisposes the heart to further ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury is not well known. The aim of this study is to examine the susceptibility of rat hearts to IR injury following a single fraction of 15 Gy WTI and to investigate the role of mitochondrial metabolism in the differential susceptibility to IR injury. After day 35 of irradiation, ex vivo hearts from irradiated and nonirradiated rats (controls) were exposed to 25-min global ischemia followed by 60-min IR, or hearts were perfused without IR for the same protocol duration [time controls (TC)]...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351428/control-of-appetite-blood-glucose-and-blood-pressure-during-melanocortin-4-receptor-activation-in-normoglycemic-and-diabetic-npy-deficient-mice
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Alexandre A da Silva, John Nathan Freeman, John E Hall, Jussara M do Carmo
Although central melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) blockade abolishes the CNS-mediated anorexogenic, antidiabetic and cardiovascular actions of leptin, chronic MC4R stimulation fails to completely mimic leptin's effects. Because neuropeptide Y (NPY) and MC4R exert opposite effects on cardiovascular and metabolic functions, we tested its role in offsetting the long-term actions of MC4R activation. Wild-type (WT) and NPY-deficient (NPY-/-) mice were implanted with telemetry probes for measuring mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) 24-h/d...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348023/impaired-recovery-of-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-and-left%C3%A2-bundle-branch-block
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Edward Sze, Zainab Samad, Allison Dunning, Kristen Bova Campbell, Zak Loring, Brett D Atwater, Karen Chiswell, Joseph A Kisslo, Eric J Velazquez, James P Daubert
BACKGROUND: Patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) often respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement. Guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), not CRT, is first-line therapy for patients with reduced LVEF with LBBB. However, there are little data on how patients with reduced LVEF and LBBB respond to GDMT. OBJECTIVES: This study examined patients with cardiomyopathy and sought to assess rates of LVEF improvement for patients with LBBB compared to other QRS morphologies...
January 23, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346235/posttraumatic-stress-in-children-after-injury-the-role-of-acute-pain-and-opioid-medication-use
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Aimee K Hildenbrand, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Lamia P Barakat, Kristen L Kohser, Jeffrey A Ciesla, Douglas L Delahanty, Joel A Fein, Lindsay B Ragsdale, Meghan L Marsac
OBJECTIVES: After injury, many children experience posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) that negatively impact recovery. Acute pain and PTSS share neurobiological pathways, and acute dosage of morphine has been linked to reduced PTSS in naturalistic studies. However, the complex interactions between pain, morphine and other opioid use, and PTSS have yet to be investigated in robust pediatric samples.This prospective, longitudinal study examined relationships between acute pain, opioid medications, and PTSS after pediatric injury...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339992/effects-of-passive-and-active-rest-on-physiological-responses-and-time-motion-characteristics-in-different-small-sided-soccer-games
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Ersan Arslan, Utku Alemdaroglu, Yusuf Koklu, Tahir Hazir, Surhat Muniroglu, Baris Karakoc
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of resting regimes on physiological responses and time motion characteristics between bouts during small sided games (SSGs) in young soccer players. Sixteen players (average age 16.87 ± 0.34 years; body height 176.69 ± 3.21 cm; body mass 62.40 ± 2.59 kg; training experience 3.75 ± 0.44 years) performed four bouts 2-a-side, 3-a-side and 4-a-side games with three minutes active (SSGar: Running at 70% of HRmax) and passive (SSGpr) rest between bouts at two-day intervals...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339139/improved-coronary-magnetic-resonance-angiography-using-gadobenate-dimeglumine-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Miguel Silva Vieira, Markus Henningsson, Nathalie Dedieu, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Aaron Bell, Sujeev Mathur, Kuberan Pushparajah, Carlos Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, René Botnar, Gerald F Greil
BACKGROUND: CMRA in pediatrics remains challenging due to the smaller vessel size, high heart rates (HR), potential image degradation caused by limited patient cooperation and long acquisition times. High-relaxivity contrast agents have been shown to improve coronary imaging in adults, but limited data is available in children. We sought to investigate whether gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) together with self-navigated inversion-prepared coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) sequence design improves coronary image quality in pediatric patients...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338917/exercise-training-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-of-continuous-versus-interval-training
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Marko Novaković, Katja Prokšelj, Uroš Rajkovič, Tjaša Vižintin Cuderman, Katja Janša Trontelj, Zlatko Fras, Borut Jug
INTRODUCTION: Adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) have impaired exercise capacity, vascular and cardiac autonomic function, and quality of life (QoL). Specific effects of high-intensity interval or moderate continuous exercise training on these parameters in adults with repaired ToF remain unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty adults with repaired ToF were randomized to either high-intensity interval, moderate intensity continuous training (36 sessions, 2-3 times a week) or usual care (no supervised exercise)...
January 3, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338020/autonomic-stress-reactivity-and-craving-in-individuals-with-problematic-internet-use
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Tania Moretta, Giulia Buodo
The link between autonomic stress reactivity and subjective urge/craving has been less systematically examined in behavioral addictions (i.e. problematic Internet use) than in substance use disorders. The present study investigated whether problematic Internet users (PU) show enhanced autonomic stress reactivity than non-PU, indexed by lower Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and higher Skin Conductance Level (SCL) reactivity during the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST), whether greater reactivity is related to stronger Internet craving, and whether problematic Internet usage is associated with some dysfunctional psychological features...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335797/high-intensity-aerobic-interval-training-can-lead-to-improvement-in-skeletal-muscle-power-among-in-hospital-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Masanobu Taya, Eisuke Amiya, Masaru Hatano, Hisataka Maki, Daisuke Nitta, Akihito Saito, Masaki Tsuji, Yumiko Hosoya, Shun Minatsuki, Astuko Nakayama, Takayuki Fujiwara, Yuto Konishi, Kazuhiko Yokota, Masafumi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Morita, Nobuhiko Haga, Issei Komuro
This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of interval training during in-hospital treatment of patients with advanced heart failure. Twenty-four consecutive patients with advanced symptomatic heart failure who were referred for cardiac transplant evaluation were recruited. After performing aerobic exercise for approximate intensity, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) was performed. The protocol consisted of 3 or 4 sessions of 1-min high-intensity exercise aimed at 80% of peak VO2 or 80% heart rate reserve, followed by 4-min recovery periods of low intensity...
January 15, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334641/do-clinically-anxious-children-cluster-according-to-their-expression-of-factors-that-maintain-child-anxiety
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Samantha Pearcey, Anna Alkozei, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Helen Dodd, Kou Murayama, Suzannah Stuijfzand, Cathy Creswell
BACKGROUND: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for childhood anxiety disorders, yet a significant proportion of children do not benefit from it. CBT for child anxiety disorders typically includes a range of strategies that may not all be applicable for all affected children. This study explored whether there are distinct subgroups of children with anxiety disorders who are characterized by their responses to measures of the key mechanisms that are targeted in CBT (i...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333775/-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-emergence-agitation-after-general-anesthesia-in-children-undergoing-odontotherapy-in-day-surgery-operating-room
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Luo Lin, Zhang Yueming, Li Meisheng, Wang Jiexue, Ji Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine used for general anesthesia maintenance in children undergoing odontotherapy in day-surgery operating room in reducing the incidence of emergence agitation (EA). METHODS: Eighty children undergoing odontotherapy and under general anesthesia in day-surgery operating room were randomized into two groups, group A (n=40) and group B (n=40). Each patient in group A was administered with a bolus dose of dexmedetomidine (1...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332024/the-effects-of-apotel-and-remifentanil-on-postoperative-pain
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Alireza Kamali, Katayoun Vakilian, Leyli Mortazavi, Maryam Shokrpour
Context • One of the most common complications of a Caesarean section (C-section) is postoperative inflammation as well as operative and postoperative pain associated with the surgery. The control and mitigation of pain after surgery is the main goal of anesthesiologists. Objectives • This study aimed to compare the effects of intravenous apotel and remifentanil on postoperative pain control in women undergoing an elective C-section. Design • The research team designed a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330880/concise-review-optimized-strategies-for-stem-cell-based-therapy-in-myocardial-repair-clinical-translatability-and-potential-limitation
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REVIEW
Rongrong Wu, Xinyang Hu, Jian'an Wang
Ischemic heart diseases (IHDs) remain major public health problems with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite significant advances, current therapeutic approaches are unable to rescue the extensive and irreversible loss of cardiomyocytes caused by severe ischemia. Over the past 16 years, stem cell-based therapy has been recognized as an innovative strategy for cardiac repair/regeneration and functional recovery after IHDs. Although substantial preclinical animal studies using a variety of stem/progenitor cells have shown promising results, there is a tremendous degree of skepticism in the clinical community as many stem cell trials do not confer any beneficial effects...
January 13, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329910/the-effects-of-exercise-intensity-and-post-exercise-recovery-time-on-cortical-activation-as-revealed-by-eeg-alpha-peak-frequency
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B Gutmann, P Zimmer, T Hülsdünker, J Lefebvre, S Binnebößel, M Oberste, W Bloch, H K Strüder, A Mierau
Acute physical exercise (APE) induces an increase in the individual alpha peak frequency (iAPF), a cortical parameter associated with neural information processing speed. The aim of this study was to further scrutinize the influence of different APE intensities on post-exercise iAPF as well as its time course after exercise cessation. 95 healthy young (18-35 years) subjects participated in two randomized controlled experiments (EX1 and EX2). In EX1, all participants completed a graded exercise test (GXT) until exhaustion and were randomly allocated into different delay groups (immediately 0, 30, 60 and 90 minutes after GXT)...
January 9, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326904/effects-of-habitual-smoking-on-cardiopulmonary-function-in-taekwondo-athletes
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Dong-Jin Jang, Hee-Cheol Kim, Jae-Kyung Kim, Sun-Young Jung, Dae-Young Kim
This study aimed to verify habitual smoking effects on cardiopulmonary function in taekwondo athletes. Subjects were university taekwondo athletes aged 20-24 years in nonsmoker (n= 9) and smoker (n= 6) groups. Subjects underwent an exercise examination for their ventilation threshold, minute ventilation, oxygen uptake, maximum volume of minute oxygen consumption, heart rate, and oxygen pulse during exercise and 1, 3, and 5 min after maximum exercise. The time of reaching the ventilation threshold was significantly higher in nonsmokers than in smokers...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324640/heart-rate-variability-frequency-domain-alterations-among-healthy-nurses-exposed-to-prolonged-work-stress
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Rossana Borchini, Giovanni Veronesi, Matteo Bonzini, Francesco Gianfagna, Oriana Dashi, Marco Mario Ferrario
The deregulation of the autonomic nervous system assessed through the heart rate variability (HRV) analysis is a promising pathway linking work stress and cardiovascular diseases. We aim to investigate the associations between HRV High Frequency (HF) and Low Frequency (LF) powers and work stress in a sample of 36 healthy nurses. Perceived work stress was assessed twice one year apart, using the Job Content and Effort Reward Imbalance questionnaires. This allows to classify nurses in three exposure groups: "prolonged high stress" (PHS), "recent high stress" (RHS) and "stable low stress" (SLS)...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324576/intermittent-cooling-during-judo-training-in-a-warm-humid-environment-reduces-autonomic-and-hormonal-impact
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Eduardo Carballeira, José Morales, David H Fukuda, María L Granada, Vicente Carratalá-Deval, Alfonso López Díaz de Durana, Jeffrey R Stout
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of superficial cooling on physiological responses while training in a warm, humid environment during an international judo training camp. Sixteen judokas (8 women and 8 men) participated in the experiment. Four high-level women and four men were randomly assigned to wear a cooling vest (vest group, VG) during the recovery periods within a training session (i.e. 8 bouts of 5 min fighting with 5 min rest) and up to 10 min after the session, while the remaining athletes in the control group (CG) trained without the use of any cooling aids...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324474/active-and-inactive-leg-hemodynamics-during-sequential-single-leg-interval-cycling
#18
Nicole Gordon, Chris R Abbiss, Mohammed Ihsan, Andrew J Maiorana, Jeremiah J Peiffer
INTRODUCTION: Leg order during sequential single-leg cycling (i.e. exercising both legs independently within a single session) may affect local muscular responses potentially influencing adaptations. This study examined the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle hemodynamic responses during double-leg and sequential single-leg cycling. METHODS: Ten young healthy adults (28 ± 6 y) completed six 1-min double-leg intervals interspersed with one minute of passive recovery and, on a separate occasion, 12 (six with one leg followed by six with the other leg) 1-min single-leg intervals interspersed with one minute of passive recovery...
January 11, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319439/successful-management-of-minoxidil-toxicosis-in-a-dog
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Tyler J M Jordan, Page E Yaxley, Christine A Culler, Anusha Balakrishnan
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old sexually intact female mixed-breed dog was evaluated at an emergency hospital approximately 5 hours after ingestion of an unknown amount of over-the-counter topical hair growth promoter containing 5% minoxidil foam. Vomiting and signs of lethargy were reported by the owner, and physical examination revealed tachycardia and hypotension. No treatments were performed, and the dog was transferred to a veterinary referral hospital for management of suspected minoxidil toxicosis. CLINICAL FINDINGS On arrival at the referral hospital, the dog was tachycardic (heart rate, 200 to 220 beats/min) and hypotensive (systolic arterial blood pressure, 70 mm Hg)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316211/prehypertension-is-a-comorbid-state-with-autonomic-and-metabolic-dysfunction
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Mi-Hyang Jung, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Young Choi, Woo-Baek Chung, Hae Ok Jung, Kyung-Soon Hong, Ho-Joong Youn
We aimed to elucidate the role of autonomic dysfunction in the context of complex metabolic and cardiovascular changes in subjects with prehypertension. We identified 556 asymptomatic subjects without hypertension who underwent comprehensive cardiovascular exams. We obtained heart rate recovery (HRR) after peak exercise to quantitatively measure autonomic dysfunction. Of the 556 participants, 279 individuals had prehypertension and the remaining 277 had optimal BP. HRR was significantly lower in the prehypertension group (36...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
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