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Maria Chiara Scali, Clarissa Carmona de Azevedo Bellagamba, Quirino Ciampi, Iana Simova, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Claudio Dodi, Lauro Cortigiani, Angela Zagatina, Paolo Trambaiolo, Marco R Torres, Rodolfo Citro, Paolo Colonna, Marco Paterni, Eugenio Picano
The diffusion of smart-phones offers access to the best remote expertise in stress echo (SE). To evaluate the reliability of SE based on smart-phone filming and reading. A set of 20 SE video-clips were read in random sequence with a multiple choice six-answer test by ten readers from five different countries (Italy, Brazil, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia) of the "SE2020" study network. The gold standard to assess accuracy was a core-lab expert reader in agreement with angiographic verification (0 = wrong, 1 = right)...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548371/the-additional-utility-of-two-dimensional-strain-in-detection-of-coronary-artery-disease-presence-and-localization-in-patients-undergoing-dobutamine-stress-echocardiogram
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Alaa Roushdy, Yomna Abou El Seoud, Mohamed Abd Elrahman, Basem Wadeaa, Adel Eletriby, Zainab Abd El Salam
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) is a feasible and safe exercise-independent stress modality for diagnoses of coronary artery disease (CAD), but it is subjective, and operator dependant. Two-dimensional strain at peak stress could overcome these limitations and thus increase the accuracy of DSE. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective observational study in which 80 patients underwent DSE, two-dimensional strain at peak stress, and coronary angiography...
May 26, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533929/does-ischemic-burden-on-stress-testing-influence-patient-survival-in-subjects-with-known-severe-multi-vessel-cad
#3
Shey Mukundan, Mark I Travin, Jeffrey M Levsky, Matthew P Liakos, Daniel M Spevack
BACKGROUND: Ischemic burden observed during stress testing has been postulated to predict prognosis irrespective of anatomic atherosclerotic burden observed on angiography. However, it is not known if the stress test result influences the long-term prognosis of subjects with diffuse coronary artery disease. We sought to determine the prognostic importance of stress test false negativity amongst patients with severe multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing stress testing in the previous decade...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528289/platelet-hyperactivation-apoptosis-and-hypercoagulability-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#4
Samin Rezania, Michael A Puskarich, Daniela N Petrusca, Evandro M Neto-Neves, Matthew T Rondina, Jeffrey A Kline
Changes in systemic redox balance can alter platelet activation and aggregation. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a systematic inflammatory disease associated with mechanical shear stress, increased thrombin, catecholamines, serotonin and hemolysis, which cumulatively can hyperactivate platelets and accelerate their turnover. We tested the hypothesis that platelets from patients with moderately severe PE will show hyperstimulation and a pre-apoptotic phenotype associated with microparticles (MPs) in plasma...
May 13, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501327/echo-particle-image-velocimetry-for-estimation-of-carotid-artery-wall-shear-stress-repeatability-reproducibility-and-comparison-with-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Arati Gurung, Phillip E Gates, Luciano Mazzaro, Jonathan Fulford, Fuxing Zhang, Alex J Barker, Jean Hertzberg, Kunihiko Aizawa, William D Strain, Salim Elyas, Angela C Shore, Robin Shandas
Measurement of hemodynamic wall shear stress (WSS) is important in investigating the role of WSS in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Echo particle image velocimetry (echo PIV) is a novel ultrasound-based technique for measuring WSS in vivo that has previously been validated in vitro using the standard optical PIV technique. We evaluated the repeatability and reproducibility of echo PIV for measuring WSS in the human common carotid artery. We measured WSS in 28 healthy participants (18 males and 10 females, mean age: 56 ± 12 y)...
May 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494006/the-change-of-longitudinal-relaxation-rate-in-oxygen-enhanced-pulmonary-mri-depends-on-age-and-bmi-but-not-diffusing-capacity-of-carbon-monoxide-in-healthy-never-smokers
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Simon Sven Ivan Kindvall, Sandra Diaz, Jonas Svensson, Per Wollmer, Lars E Olsson
OBJECTIVE: Oxygen enhanced pulmonary MRI is a promising modality for functional lung studies and has been applied to a wide range of pulmonary conditions. The purpose of this study was to characterize the oxygen enhancement effect in the lungs of healthy, never-smokers, in light of a previously established relationship between oxygen enhancement and diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide in the lung (DL,CO) in patients with lung disease. METHODS: In 30 healthy never-smoking volunteers, an inversion recovery with gradient echo read-out (Snapshot-FLASH) was used to quantify the difference in longitudinal relaxation rate, while breathing air and 100% oxygen, ΔR1, at 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473507/cost-effectiveness-of-anatomical-and-functional-test-strategies-for-stable-chest-pain-public-health-perspective-from-a-middle-income-country
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Eduardo G Bertoldi, Steffen F Stella, Luis Eduardo P Rohde, Carisi A Polanczyk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research is to evaluate the relative cost-effectiveness of functional and anatomical strategies for diagnosing stable coronary artery disease (CAD), using exercise (Ex)-ECG, stress echocardiogram (ECHO), single-photon emission CT (SPECT), coronary CT angiography (CTA) or stress cardiacmagnetic resonance (C-MRI). SETTING: Decision-analytical model, comparing strategies of sequential tests for evaluating patients with possible stable angina in low, intermediate and high pretest probability of CAD, from the perspective of a developing nation's public healthcare system...
May 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465287/prevalence-of-subclinical-coronary-artery-disease-in-masters-endurance-athletes-with-a-low-atherosclerotic-risk-profile
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Ahmed Merghani, Viviana Maestrini, Stefania Rosmini, Andrew T Cox, Harshil Dhutia, Rachel Bastiaenen, Sarojini David, Tee Joo Yeo, Rajay Narain, Aneil Malhotra, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Maite Tome, Khaled AlFakih, James C Moon, Sanjay Sharma
Background -Studies in middle aged and older (masters) athletes with atherosclerotic risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) report higher coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores compared with sedentary individuals. Few studies have assessed the prevalence of CAD in masters athletes with a low atherosclerotic risk profile. Methods -We assessed 152 masters athletes aged 54.4±8.5 years (70% male) and 92 controls of similar age, sex and low Framingham 10 year CAD risk scores with an echocardiogram, exercise stress test, CT coronary angiogram, and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and a 24-hour Holter...
May 2, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451954/incidental-findings-in-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-superiority-of-bssfp-over-t1w-haste-for-extra-cardiac-findings-assessment
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Jan M Sohns, Jan Menke, Alexander Schwarz, Leonard Bergau, Johannes T Kowallick, Andreas Schuster, Frank Konietschke, Marius Placzek, Desiree Weiberg, Stefan Nordlohne, Sebastian Schmuck, Sebastian Schulz, Thorsten Derlin, Wieland Staab
Incidental findings are frequent in radiological examinations and may have an impact on further patient management. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze, which of two thoracic scout sequences is more suitable for detecting incidental extra-cardiac findings at cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) with stress perfusion. During a 14-month period clinically indicated stress perfusion CMRI was performed in 97 consecutive patients. For anatomical orientation ECG-triggered (electrocardiography) T1w-Half-fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) and balanced steady state free precession (bSSFP) sequences were performed for planning the standard cardiac sequences...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442292/the-impact-of-gender-on-the-prognostic-value-of-dobutamine-stress-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography
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Constantina Aggeli, Kali Polytarchou, Ioannis Felekos, Kostas Zisimos, Erifili Venieri, Athanasios Verveniotis, Dimitrios Varvarousis, Kostantinos Toutouzas, Eleutherios Tsiamis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Dobutamine stress contrast echo (DSCE) has a well-established prognostic value in the context of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, data regarding its prognostic capability separately in men and women are scarce. The aim of the current study was to assess gender-related differences in the prognostic performance of DSCE. METHODS: DSCE was performed in 2645 consecutive patients, who were classified in two groups depending on gender. Follow-up lasted 57...
April 22, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423986/global-longitudinal-strain-from-resting-echocardiogram-is-associated-with-long-term-adverse-cardiac-outcomes-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
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Ajay Yadlapati, Timothy R Maher, James D Thomas, Mark Gajjar, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Jyothy J Puthumana
PURPOSE: Measuring myocardial strain using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography has emerged as a new tool to identify subclinical ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal strain has been shown to have superior sensitivity compared with dobutamine stress echocardiography for viability assessment; however, there is a paucity of data regarding the prediction of long-term major adverse cardiac events. We compared the prognostic ability of both global longitudinal strain (GLS) from resting echocardiograms to regional wall motion score index (WMSI) from stress echocardiograms in their ability to predict long-term major adverse cardiac events...
March 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419804/simultaneous-reconstruction-of-the-medial-and-lateral-collateral-ligaments-for-chronic-combined-ligament-injuries-of-the-ankle
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Toshito Yasuda, Hiroaki Shima, Katsunori Mori, Seiya Tsujinaka, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Objective data on chronic injuries of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the ankle are scarce. Chronic MCL injuries are frequently associated with lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries. For patients with chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries, the authors have performed simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments. HYPOTHESIS: Simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments may be effectively used to treat chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393294/improving-hpv-vaccination-through-a-diverse-multi-state-coalition
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Echo L Warner, Brynn Fowler, Laura Martel, Deanna Kepka
PURPOSE: Rural and highly religious Intermountain West states demonstrate low levels of HPV vaccination uptake. The Intermountain West HPV Vaccination Coalition (IWHVC) was formed to improve HPV vaccination by enhancing collaborations between cancer centers, health departments, health clinics, religious groups, and community organizations. Coalition members' perceptions and experiences are described within. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to the IWHVC...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380628/physicians-perspectives-on-the-informational-needs-of-low-risk-prostate-cancer-patients
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Charlotte J Hagerman, Paula G Bellini, Kim M Davis, Richard M Hoffman, David S Aaronson, Daniel Y Leigh, Riley E Zinar, David Penson, Stephen Van Den Eeden, Kathryn L Taylor
Despite the evidence indicating that decision aids (DA) improve informed treatment decision making for prostate cancer (PCa), physicians do not routinely recommend DAs to their patients. We conducted semi-structured interviews with urologists (n = 11), radiation oncologists (n = 12) and primary care physicians (n = 10) about their methods of educating low-risk PCa patients regarding the treatment decision, their concerns about recommending DAs, and the essential content and format considerations that need to be addressed...
April 1, 2017: Health Education Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376710/electrocardiographic-changes-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-large-intracranial-tumour-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes that are documented with raised intracranial pressure are T inversions, prolongation of QT interval and sinus bradycardia, ST elevation or depression, arrhythmias and prominent U waves have also been recognized. However, ST elevations in association with primary intracranial tumours are rarely reported...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368603/hidden-mode-of-action-of-glycopeptide-antibiotics-inhibition-of-wall-teichoic-acid-biosynthesis
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Manmilan Singh, James Chang, Lauryn Coffman, Sung Joon Kim
Glycopeptide antibiotics inhibit the peptidoglycan biosynthesis in Gram-positive bacteria by targeting lipid II. This prevents the recycling of bactoprenol phosphate, the lipid transporter that is shared by peptidoglycan and wall teichoic acid biosyntheses. In this study, we investigate the effects of glycopeptide antibiotics on peptidoglycan and wall teichoic acid biosynthesis. The incorporation of d-[1-(13)C]alanine, d-[(15)N]alanine, and l-[1-(13)C]lysine into peptidoglycan and wall teichoic acid in intact whole cells of Staphylococcus aureus was measured using (13)C{(15)N} and (15)N{(13)C} rotational-echo double resonance NMR...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327159/the-clinical-use-of-stress-echocardiography-in-ischemic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Rosa Sicari, Lauro Cortigiani
Stress echocardiography is an established technique for the assessment of extent and severity of coronary artery disease. The combination of echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological or electrical stress allows to detect myocardial ischemia with an excellent accuracy. A transient worsening of regional function during stress is the hallmark of inducible ischemia. Stress echocardiography provides similar diagnostic and prognostic accuracy as radionuclide stress perfusion imaging or magnetic resonance, but at a substantially lower cost, without environmental impact, and with no biohazards for the patient and the physician...
March 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320571/incidental-intraoperative-diagnosis-of-subvalvular-mitral-stenosis-with-a-dobutamine-stress-echocardiogram
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Michael Essandoh, Juan Crestanello, Amar Bhatt, Manoj Iyer, Hamdy Awad, Emile G Daoud
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 16, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320412/high-resolution-hemodynamic-profiling-of-murine-arteriovenous-fistula-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computational-fluid-dynamics
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Daniel Pike, Yan-Ting Shiu, Maheshika Somarathna, Lingling Guo, Tatyana Isayeva, John Totenhagen, Timmy Lee
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation failure remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The two major etiologies of AVF maturation failure are early neointimal hyperplasia development and persistent inadequate outward remodeling. Although hemodynamic changes following AVF creation may impact AVF remodeling and contribute to neointimal hyperplasia development and impaired outward remodeling, detailed AVF hemodynamics are not yet fully known...
March 20, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302002/preoperative-cardiac-risk-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplant-due-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-should-it-be-different
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Haldun Muderrisoglu, Kerem Can Yilmaz, Emir Karacaglar, Ugur Bal, Alp Aydinalp, Gokhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant is a high-risk surgery for cardiac events. The risk of 30-day major cardiac adverse events is estimated at more than 5%. In this retrospective study, we evaluated our preoperative cardiac risk assessment approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 58 adult patients who underwent liver transplant between May 2011 and May 2015. Preoperative cardiac risk factors and results of diagnostic tests were noted. Patients were divided into 2 groups: patients with or without hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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