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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315199/hiv-infection-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-beyond-coronary-artery-disease
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REVIEW
Revery P Barnes, John Charles A Lacson, Hossein Bahrami
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) increasingly afflicts people living with HIV (PLWH) in the contemporary era of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most widely studied cardiovascular problem in PLWH; however, less is known about other clinically relevant subtypes of CVD such as heart failure (HF), cerebrovascular disease, sudden cardiac death, pericardial diseases, and pulmonary hypertension. This paper reviews evidence of other subtypes of CVD as emerging issues in the post-ART era...
May 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291404/outcomes-and-effectiveness-of-posterior-occipitocervical-fusion-for-suboccipital-spinal-metastases
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Panya Luksanapruksa, Jacob M Buchowski, Neill M Wright, Frank H Valone, Colleen Peters, David B Bumpass
OBJECTIVE The incidence of suboccipital spinal metastases is rare but has increased given cancer patients' longer life expectancies. Operative treatment in this region is often challenging because of limited fixation points due to tumor lysis, as well as adjacent neural and vascular anatomy. Few studies have reported on this population of cancer patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes and complications of patients with suboccipital spinal metastases who had undergone posterior occipitocervical fixation...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285787/thrombus-or-vegetation-a-mystery-causing-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-infective-endocarditis-of-mechanical-aortic-valve
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Safi U Khan, Ahmad N Lone, Charumathi Raghu Subramanian, Michael DePersis, Daniel Sporn
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) in the setting of infective endocarditis (IE) of mechanical cardiac valve is a rare phenomenon. The most challenging aspect is the recognition between septic embolus versus thromboembolism from prosthesis in the setting of sub-therapeutic INR especially when the coronary vasculature is normal and etiology is not clear. We are presenting a case of 56-year-old patient who developed ST elevation MI during treatment of IE of mechanical aortic valve. Cardiac catheterization showed a very subtle blockade at most distal end of LAD therefore percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) could not be carried out...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285268/cardiac-manifestations-of-parasitic-diseases
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REVIEW
Maria Carmo P Nunes, Milton Henriques Guimarães Júnior, Adriana Costa Diamantino, Claudio Leo Gelape, Teresa Cristina Abreu Ferrari
The heart may be affected directly or indirectly by a variety of protozoa and helminths. This involvement may manifest in different ways, but the syndromes resulting from impairment of the myocardium and pericardium are the most frequent. The myocardium may be invaded by parasites that trigger local inflammatory response with subsequent myocarditis or cardiomyopathy, as occurs in Chagas disease, African trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis and infection with free-living amoebae. In amoebiasis and echinococcosis, the pericardium is the structure most frequently involved with consequent pericardial effusion, acute pericarditis, cardiac tamponade or constrictive pericarditis...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278264/the-role-of-interleukin-17-mediated-immune-response-in-chagas-disease-high-level-is-correlated-with-better-left-ventricular-function
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Giovane R Sousa, Juliana A S Gomes, Marcos Paulo S Damasio, Maria Carmo P Nunes, Henrique S Costa, Nayara I Medeiros, Rafaelle C G Fares, Ana Thereza Chaves, Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Manoel Otávio C Rocha
Interleukin 17A (IL-17A) has been associated with protective rather than pathogenic response in Chagas disease (ChD). However, it is not established whether or not IL-17A-mediated immune response is correlated with patient's left ventricular (LV) function in ChD. To address this question we have gathered cardiac functional parameters from ChD patients and analysed the possible relationship between their plasma IL-17A levels and LV function. Plasma IL-17A levels were measured by BD Cytometric Bead Array (CBA) in 240 patients with positive specific serology for Trypanosoma cruzi (T...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272209/dissection-of-the-interventricular-septum-echocardiographic-features
#6
Xiaoyan Gu, Yihua He, Shurong Luan, Ying Zhao, Lin Sun, Hongjia Zhang, J V Ian Nixon
Dissection of the interventricular septum (IVS) is an extremely rare entity. An institutional echocardiographic database was retrospectively reviewed; 13 patients with a diagnosis of IVS dissection were found and confirmed by cardiac surgery. The purposes of the study were: to determine the value of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in establishing the diagnosis of IVS dissection, and to detail the TTE features of IVS dissection.Thirteen patients with IVS dissection diagnosed by TTE, 8 males and 5 females were taken from 789,114 TTE studies performed between 1985 and 2014...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267572/pneumolysin-mediates-heterotypic-aggregation-of-neutrophils-and-platelets-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Jan G Nel, Chrisna Durandt, Annette J Theron, Gregory R Tintinger, Roger Pool, Guy A Richards, Timothy J Mitchell, Charles Feldman, Ronald Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Platelets orchestrate the inflammatory activities of neutrophils, possibly contributing to pulmonary and myocardial damage during severe pneumococcal infection. This study tested the hypothesis that the pneumococcal toxin, pneumolysin (Ply), activates production of platelet-activating factor (PAF) and thromboxane A2 (TxA2) by neutrophils, these bioactive lipids being potential mediators of neutrophil:platelet (NP) networking. METHODS: The effects of recombinant Ply (10-80 ng mL(-1)) on the production of PAF and TxA2 by isolated neutrophils were measured using ELISA procedures, and NP aggregation by flow cytometry...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264039/in-vivo-t2-weighted-mri-visualizes-cardiac-lesions-in-murine-models-of-acute-and-chronic-viral-myocarditis
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Xavier Helluy, Martina Sauter, Yu-Xiang Ye, Gunthard Lykowsky, Jakob Kreutner, Ali Yilmaz, Roland Jahns, Valerie Boivin, Reinhard Kandolf, Peter M Jakob, Karl-Heinz Hiller, Karin Klingel
OBJECTIVE: Acute and chronic forms of myocarditis are mainly induced by virus infections. As a consequence of myocardial damage and inflammation dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic heart failure may develop. The gold standard for the diagnosis of myocarditis is endomyocardial biopsies which are required to determine the etiopathogenesis of cardiac inflammatory processes. However, new non-invasive MRI techniques hold great potential in visualizing cardiac non-ischemic inflammatory lesions at high spatial resolution, which could improve the investigation of the pathophysiology of viral myocarditis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262407/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-hepatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
#9
Ee Wei Lim, Chun Wai Yip
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (Anti-NMDAR) encephalitis can present with and without tumor. Tumor associations are less common in older patients. We report a 65-year-old gentleman who presented with one week history of cough, chills, rigor and altered behavior, followed by florid visual and auditory hallucinations. Mini mental status examination score was 16/30. Both cerebrospinal fluid and plasma anti-NMDA receptor antibodies were detected. A course of intravenous methylprednisolone was given with partial symptom improvement...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261505/augmenting-function-for-infarction-from-infection-impella-2-5-for-ischemic-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-sepsis
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Praveen George, Mukta C Srivastava, Jonathan Ludmir, Robert M Reed, Semhar Z Tewelde, Anuj Gupta, Michael T McCurdy
Cardiac dysfunction is a common complication of sepsis in individuals with preexisting coronary disease and portends a poor prognosis when progressing to ischemic cardiogenic shock. In this setting, maximal medical therapy in isolation is often inadequate to maintain cardiac output for patients who are poor candidates for immediate revascularization. Furthermore, the use of vasopressors and inotropes increases myocardial demand and may lead to further injury. Percutaneous ventricular assist devices provide a viable option for management of severe shock with multiorgan failure...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261422/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-the-causes-and-predictors-of-30-day-mortality-following-hip-fracture-surgery
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Hassaan Qaiser Sheikh, Fahad Siddique Hossain, Adeel Aqil, Babawande Akinbamijo, Vhaid Mushtaq, Harish Kapoor
BACKGROUND: A fracture neck of femur is the leading cause of injury-related mortality in the elderly population. The 30-day mortality figure is a well utilised marker of clinical outcome following a fracture neck of femur. Current studies fail to analyse all patient demographic, biochemical and comorbid parameters associated with increased 30-day mortality. We aimed to assess medical risk factors for mortality, which are easily identifiable on admission for patients presenting with a fractured neck of femur...
March 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260769/morbidity-and-mortality-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-five-year-experience-in-bangabandhu-sheikh-mujib-medical-university
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B C Das, A S Khan, N E Elahi, M S Uddin, B C Debnath, Z R Khan
Mortality and morbidity was assessed after adoption of a systematic care for patient with pancreatoduodenectomy starting from patient selection and preparation, operative technique, and postoperative care. In this prospective study seventy patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary carcinoma with curative intent between January 2010 and December 2014 were carefully analyzed prospectively. Patients were selected those who had ampullary carcinoma, lower bile duct carcinoma and small size carcinoma head of pancreas without local invasion and distant metastasis, and the patient who did not have any major disabling comorbid diseases...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259267/timing-of-complications-occurring-within-30-days-after-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Peter G Passias, Brian J Neuman, Khaled M Kebaish, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of a national surgical database. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the timing of complications after adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is limited data on the range of days when complications after ASD surgery occur. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database was reviewed for the years 2007-2013. Inclusion criteria were adult patients (over 21 years of age) who underwent spinal fusion for ASD...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258964/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-pseudoaneurysm-rare-anomaly-with-potentially-significant-clinical-implications
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Subrata Kar, Richard R Webel
Spontaneous coronary artery pseudoaneurysm (PSA, false aneurysm) is an extremely rare occurrence with the precise incidence unknown. It is defined as an outwardly bulging monolayer or double layer within the coronary artery that lacks all 3 layers (intima, media, and adventitia) of the arterial wall. Coronary PSA commonly occurs from arterial dissection or perforation induced by catheter intervention, infection, pregnancy, or trauma. Traumatic dissection or perforation of the coronary artery after a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the most common cause...
March 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255084/myocardial-aging-as-a-t-cell-mediated-phenomenon
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Gustavo Campos Ramos, Anne van den Berg, Vânia Nunes-Silva, Johannes Weirather, Laura Peters, Matthias Burkard, Mike Friedrich, Jürgen Pinnecker, Marco Abeßer, Katrin G Heinze, Kai Schuh, Niklas Beyersdorf, Thomas Kerkau, Jocelyne Demengeot, Stefan Frantz, Ulrich Hofmann
In recent years, the myocardium has been rediscovered under the lenses of immunology, and lymphocytes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathies with different etiologies. Aging is an important risk factor for heart diseases, and it also has impact on the immune system. Thus, we sought to determine whether immunological activity would influence myocardial structure and function in elderly mice. Morphological, functional, and molecular analyses revealed that the age-related myocardial impairment occurs in parallel with shifts in the composition of tissue-resident leukocytes and with an accumulation of activated CD4(+) Foxp3(-) (forkhead box P3) IFN-γ(+) T cells in the heart-draining lymph nodes...
March 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254179/neutrophil-counts-and-initial-presentation-of-12-cardiovascular-diseases-a-caliber-cohort%C3%A2-study
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Anoop Dinesh Shah, Spiros Denaxas, Owen Nicholas, Aroon D Hingorani, Harry Hemingway
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil counts are a ubiquitous measure of inflammation, but previous studies on their association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) were limited by small numbers of patients or a narrow range of endpoints. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated associations of clinically recorded neutrophil counts with initial presentation for a range of CVDs. METHODS: We used linked primary care, hospitalization, disease registry, and mortality data in England...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250059/netrin-1-restores-cell-injury-and-impaired-angiogenesis-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#17
Ying Xing, Jingbo Lai, Xiangyang Liu, Nana Zhang, Jie Ming, Hengxin Liu, Xi Zhang
Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) represents a common vascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) with high morbidity and disability resulting from amputation. Netrin-1 level was decreased in type 2 DM patients and has been identified as a protective regulator against diabetes-triggered myocardial infarction and nephropathy. Unfortunately, its role and molecular mechanism in DFU remain poorly elucidated. Here, netrin-1 levels were reduced in DM and DFU patients relative to healthy controls, with netrin-1 levels being lowest in DFU patients...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249574/reactivation-of-occult-hbv-infection-in-an-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patient-successfully-treated-with-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Gabriele Fabbri, Ilaria Mastrorosa, Alessandra Vergori, Valentina Mazzotta, Carmela Pinnetti, Susanna Grisetti, Mauro Zaccarelli, Adriana Ammassari, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: Reactivation of occult or inactive Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during immunosuppressant treatments is well known and widely described in literature. The same observation has been made in Hepatitis C (HCV)-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with interferon-free DAA treatments. Because of common transmission routes, persons may have been exposed to HCV, HBV and HIV, but few cases have been reported in this scenario to date. Frequency of HBV reactivation in HIV/HCV co-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with DAA remains unclear...
March 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242662/nitrotriazole-based-compounds-as-antichagasic-agents-in-a-long-treatment-in-vivo-assay
#19
Maria V Papadopoulou, William D Bloomer, Howard S Rosenzweig, Ana Lia Mazzeti, Karolina Ribeiro Gonçalves, Priscila Fagundes Mendes, Maria Terezinha Bahia
3-Nitrotriazole-based compounds, belonging to various chemical subclasses, were found to be very effective against Chagas disease both in vitro and in vivo after a short administration schedule. Five compounds with specific characteristics were selected for this study to be administered for longer periods of time in infected mice with the virulent T. cruzi Y strain, to further evaluate their effectiveness as antichagasic agents and whether or not potential adverse effects occur. Benznidazole was included for comparison purposes...
February 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242402/hypoalbuminemia-predicts-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-after-infrainguinal-lower-extremity-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia
#20
Matthew R Peacock, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Nishant K Shah, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVES: Poor nutritional status has been associated with a higher risk of morbidity and mortality in general surgery patients, however outcomes in vascular surgery patients are unclear. Our goal was to determine the effect of poor nutritional status on perioperative morbidity and mortality after lower extremity bypass (LEB). METHODS: The 2005-2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was analyzed to determine associated complications, mortality, length of stay (LOS), and readmissions for patients with hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin <3...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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