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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242848/effect-of-combined-endurance-resistance-training-and-soy-extract-supplementation-on-expression-of-enos-gene-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Morteza Jourkesh, Siroos Choobineh, Rahman Soori, Ali Asghar Ravasi
Introduction: Menopause is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Physical exercise and soybean diets have been suggested to reduce the risk of CVD in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of combined resistance and endurance (RE) training and soy extract (SOY) supplementation, both known to improve endothelial function, on expression of the eNOS gene in the heart of ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Material and methods: Fifty female Wistar rats were divided into five groups: 1) sham (SHAM); 2) ovariectomy (OVX); 3) ovariectomy with soy extract supplementation (OVX + SOY); 4) OVX with RE training (OVX + RE); 5) and ovariectomy plus RE training with soy extract supplementation (OVX + RE + SOY)...
2017: Archives of Medical Sciences. Atherosclerotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176573/the-retinol-binding-protein-receptor-2-rbpr2-is-required-for-photoreceptor-outer-segment-morphogenesis-and-visual-function-in-zebrafish
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Yi Shi, Elisabeth Obert, Bushra Rahman, Bärbel Rohrer, Glenn P Lobo
Vitamin A (all-trans retinol) plays critical roles in mammalian development and vision. Since vitamin A is food-derived, tissue-specific uptake and storage mechanism are needed. In the eye, uptake of RBP4-retinol is mediated by the receptor Stra6, whereas the receptor mediating RBP4 binding and retinol transport into the liver has just recently been discovered. Here we examined the role of zebrafish retinol binding protein receptor 2 (Rbpr2) for RBP4-retinol uptake in developing embryos, using eye development and vision as sensitive readouts...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149143/efficacy-of-magnesium-sulfate-added-to-local-anesthetic-in-a-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-analgesia-following-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-trial
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Kelany A Abd-Elsalam, Khaled M Fares, Montaser A Mohamed, Mohamed F Mohamed, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Moaaz M Tohamy
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgeries are associated with severe pain, which can affect respiratory and cardiac functions if insufficiently treated; this increases postoperative morbidity. OBJECTIVE: We aim at evaluating the efficacy of magnesium sulfate as an adjuvant to local anesthetic in an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia in total abdominal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122260/effects-of-pleasant-olfactory-mental-imagery-on-the-arterial-oxygenation-in-patients-with-open-heart-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Masoud Rezaei-Nodehi, Masoumeh Bagheri-Nesami, Seyed Afshin Shorofi, Jamshid Yazdani-Charati, Rahman Ghafari
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial hypoxemia is one of the most common respiratory complications following cardiac surgery. This study was intended to examine the effects of pleasant olfactory mental imagery on postoperative hypoxemia in patients undergoing open heart surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized controlled clinical trial. The sample consisted of 80 patients who were randomly assigned to either practice olfactory mental imagery (experimental group) or receive routine care (control group)...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119086/can-acute-phase-response-biomarkers-differentiate-infection-from-inflammation-postpediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Bana Agha Nasser, Abdu Rahman Mesned, Mohamad Tageldein, Mohamed S Kabbani, Nada Siddig Sayed
Background: Infection is a common serious complication postpediatric cardiac surgery. Diagnosis of infection after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is difficult in the presence of surgical stress, hemodynamic instability, and inflammatory reaction. Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate the value of available inflammatory biomarkers and its validity to differentiate infection from inflammation postpediatric cardiac surgery and to find the trend and the change in the level of these biomarkers shortly after cardiac surgery...
October 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118365/impaired-development-of-the-cerebral-cortex-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-is-correlated-to-reduced-cerebral-oxygen-delivery
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Christopher J Kelly, Antonios Makropoulos, Lucilio Cordero-Grande, Jana Hutter, Anthony Price, Emer Hughes, Maria Murgasova, Rui Pedro A G Teixeira, Johannes K Steinweg, Sagar Kulkarni, Loay Rahman, Hui Zhang, Daniel C Alexander, Kuberan Pushparajah, Daniel Rueckert, Joseph V Hajnal, John Simpson, A David Edwards, Mary A Rutherford, Serena J Counsell
Neurodevelopmental impairment is the most common comorbidity associated with complex congenital heart disease (CHD), while the underlying biological mechanism remains unclear. We hypothesised that impaired cerebral oxygen delivery in infants with CHD is a cause of impaired cortical development, and predicted that cardiac lesions most associated with reduced cerebral oxygen delivery would demonstrate the greatest impairment of cortical development. We compared 30 newborns with complex CHD prior to surgery and 30 age-matched healthy controls using brain MRI...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105946/impact-of-in-hospital-blood-pressure-variability-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ayman Khairy Mohamed Hassan, Hatem Abd-El Rahman, Kerolos Mohsen, Salwa R Dimitry
To evaluate the impact of blood pressure variability (BPV) on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome, short-term BPV was estimated by using weighted standard deviation of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring readings. The primary outcome was in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Overall, 200 patients (mean age, 58.6 years; 27.5% women; 38% with diabetes mellitus; and 47% smokers) were divided into low and high BPV groups based on the median value (9.45). Patients in the high BPV group were more likely to have in-hospital MACE compared with patients with low BPV (47% vs 27%, P = ...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079570/thoracic-epidural-anesthesia-can-be-effective-for-the-short-term-management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-storm
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Duc H Do, Jason Bradfield, Olujimi A Ajijola, Marmar Vaseghi, John Le, Siamak Rahman, Aman Mahajan, Akihiko Nogami, Noel G Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar
BACKGROUND: Novel therapies aimed at modulating the autonomic nervous system, including thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA), have been shown in small case series to be beneficial in treating medically refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) storm. However, it is not clear when these options should be considered. We reviewed a multicenter experience with TEA in the management of VT storm to determine its optimal therapeutic use. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data for 11 patients in whom TEA was instituted for VT storm between July 2005 and March 2016 were reviewed to determine the clinical characteristics, outcomes, and role in management...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079508/early-coronary-angiography-in-patients-resuscitated-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-without-st-segment-elevation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Ayesha Mubashir, Abdur Rahman Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Aldo L Schenone, Faisal Khosa, Habib Samady, Venu Menon
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis of published studies was performed to determine the impact of performing early versus delayed or no coronary angiography in patients without ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction following out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: A structured search was conducted using Medline, Embase and Ovid by two independent investigators using a variety of keywords. The primary outcome was short term (at discharge) and long term (at 6-14 months follow-up) mortality whereas the secondary end-point was good neurological outcome (defined as a Cerebral Performance Category Score of 1 or 2), at discharge and follow up...
October 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985969/modifiable-factors-associated-with-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-the-pan-asian-resuscitation-outcomes-study
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Hideharu Tanaka, Marcus E H Ong, Fahad J Siddiqui, Matthew H M Ma, Hiroshi Kaneko, Kyung Won Lee, Kentaro Kajino, Chih-Hao Lin, Han Nee Gan, Pairoj Khruekarnchana, Omer Alsakaf, Nik H Rahman, Nausheen E Doctor, Pryseley Assam, Sang Do Shin
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify modifiable factors associated with improved out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival among communities in the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS) Clinical Research Network: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai). METHODS: This was a prospective, international, multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the Asia-Pacific. Arrests caused by trauma, patients who were not transported by emergency medical services (EMS), and pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases (<18 years) were excluded from the analysis...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954802/henry-ford-heart-score-randomized-trial-rapid-discharge-of-patients-evaluated-for-possible-myocardial-infarction
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Tiberio M Frisoli, Richard Nowak, Kaleigh L Evans, Michael Harrison, Maath Alani, Saira Varghese, Mehnaz Rahman, Samantha Noll, Katherine R Flannery, Alex Michaels, Mishel Tabaku, Gordon Jacobsen, James McCord
BACKGROUND: Hospital evaluation of patients with chest pain is common and costly. The HEART score risk stratification tool that merges troponin testing into a clinical risk model for evaluation emergency department patients with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been shown to effectively identify a substantial low-risk subset of patients possibly safe for early discharge without stress testing, a strategy that could have tremendous healthcare savings implications. METHOD AND RESULTS: A total of 105 patients evaluated for AMI in the emergency departments of 2 teaching hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System (Detroit and West Bloomfield, MI), between February 2014 and May 2015, with a modified HEART score ≤3 (which includes cardiac troponin I <0...
October 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879059/pulmonary-hypertension-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-children-recipients-of-orthotopic-living-related-liver-transplantation
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Magd A Kotb, Inas Abd El Satar, Ahmed M Badr, Nancy H Anis, Hoda Abd El Rahman Ismail, Alaa F Hamza, Hesham M Abdelkader
Surgical stress, liberation of cytokines associated with re-perfusion injury, and long standing use of immune suppressive medications in children recipients of orthotopic living related liver transplantation (OLRLT) pose cardiovascular risk. Reported cardiovascular adverse effects vary from left ventricular wall thickening, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to resting ECG abnormalities, asymptomatic ST depression following increased heart rate and ventricular arrhythmias. Twenty-five consecutive children recipients of OLRLT were assessed by conventional 2-D, M-mode echocardiography and Doppler...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858079/laparoscopic-vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-5-year-veterans-affairs-review
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Rahman G Barry, Farzad A Amiri, Todd W Gress, D Blaine Nease, Timothy D Canterbury
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in a VA population.SG has recently gained popularity as a definitive bariatric surgery procedure. Data are lacking on long-term outcomes, particularly in a Veterans Affairs population.We retrospectively reviewed 223 patients who underwent SG for morbid obesity between January 2009 and June 2014. Data on length of stay, complications, interval weight loss, comorbidities, and number of therapies preoperatively and at long-term follow-up were collected...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667748/combined-catalase-and-adh-inhibition-ameliorates-ethanol-induced-myocardial-dysfunction-despite-causing-oxidative-stress-in-conscious-female-rats
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Fanrong Yao, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Ethanol (EtOH)-evoked oxidative stress, which contributes to myocardial dysfunction in proestrus rats, is mediated by increases in NADPH oxidase (Nox) activity, malondialdehyde (MDA), and ERK1/2 phosphorylation. Whether these biochemical responses, which are triggered by alcohol-derived acetaldehyde in noncardiac tissues, occur in proestrus rats' hearts remains unknown. Therefore, we elucidated the roles of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1), and catalase, which catalyze alcohol oxidation to acetaldehyde, in these alcohol-evoked biochemical and hemodynamic responses in proestrus rats...
September 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618843/risk-of-cardiac-death-among-cancer-survivors-in-the-united-states-a-seer-database-analysis
#15
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the risk of cardiac death among cancer survivors are needed. This scenario was evaluated in cancer survivors (>5 years) registered within the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database. METHODS: The SEER database was queried using SEER*Stat to determine the frequency of cardiac death compared to other causes of death; and to determine heart disease-specific and cancer-specific survival rates in survivors of each of the 10 most common cancers in men and women in the SEER database...
September 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599865/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-activation-enhances-its-cell-surface-localization-and-improves-myocardial-redox-status-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Rebecca J Steagall, Fanrong Yao, Saame Raza Shaikh, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
AIMS: Little is known about the role of subcellular trafficking of estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes in the acute estrogen (E2)-mediated alleviation of oxidative stress. We tested the hypothesis that ERα migration to the cardiac myocyte membrane mediates the acute E2-dependent improvement of cellular redox status. MAIN METHODS: Myocardial distribution of subcellular ERα, ERβ and G-protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) was determined in proestrus sham-operated (SO) and in ovariectomized (OVX) rats, acutely treated with E2 (1μg/kg) or a selective ERα (PPT), ERβ (DPN) or GPER (G1) agonist (10μg/kg), by immunofluorescence and Western blot...
August 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588172/primary-angioplasty-for-the-treatment-of-acute-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction-single-centre-experience
#17
K N Khan, M H Khan, R Rahman, M A Rashid, S Z Haque, Z Zakia
Worldwide primary angioplasty is a recommended strategy of reperfusion in patient with acute myocardial infarction as because it ensures reperfusion of the infarct-related vessels more than 90% whereas, with thrombolytics it is only 60-70%. This retrospective observational study includes all patients treated with primary angioplasty at United Hospital from Between March 2007 to January 2011. Total 114 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction were treated with primary angioplasty included. Those presented beyond 12 hours of onset of chest pain, in cardiogenic shock, resuscitate and intubated before the procedure were excluded from the study...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578257/melatonin-supplementation-plus-exercise-behavior-ameliorate-insulin-resistance-hypertension-and-fatigue-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#18
Md Mahbubur Rahman, Han-Sol Kwon, Myung-Jin Kim, Hyeon-Kyu Go, Min-Ho Oak, Do-Hyung Kim
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to investigate the effects of melatonin and exercise on insulin resistance (IR), hypertension and fatigue syndrome in a rat model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into 5 groups namely normal control (NC), T2DM control group (DC), diabetes plus exercise (DE), diabetes plus oral melatonin supplement (DM) and diabetes plus melatonin and exercise (DME) groups. Melatonin was administered orally 5mg/kg twice daily and 40min swimming/day 5days/week were regimented after diabetes induction...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565970/baclofen-systemic-toxicity-experimental-histopathological-and-biochemical-study
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S Y Issa, E M Hafez, A S El-Banna, S M Abdel Rahman, M K AlMazroua, M A El-Hamd
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to highlight the toxic impact of baclofen on both biochemical and histopathological aspects in rats' liver, gastric, lung, kidney, and brain tissues. METHODS: The study was performed on 30 healthy adult male albino rats divided into four groups with 5 rats in each control group, and 10 rats in either experimental groups (two experimental and two control groups). Five rats (negative control) were kept in a quite non-stressful environment, provided with food ad libitum and free access to water...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532780/meta-analysis-comparing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-to-drug-eluting-stents-and-to-medical-therapy-alone-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
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Rahman Shah, Mohamed S Morsy, Darryl S Weiman, George W Vetrovec
Historically, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery has been the standard revascularization method for unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease. Over the last decade, several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown favorable results for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES) compared with CABG; however, no RCT has been conducted directly comparing DESs with medical therapy alone (MTA). Furthermore, the 2 most recently reported larger RCTs, using new-generation DESs reached somewhat conflicting conclusions comparing the 2 revascularization strategies...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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