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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202122/-role-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-neonatal-mice-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension
#1
Meng-Meng Wang, He Li, Fang-Fang Zhang, Ke-Tao Ma, Wei-Wei Cao, Qiang Gu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) agonists and antagonists on the expression of CaSR in neonatal mice with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN), and to clarify the role of CaSR in neonatal mice with PPHN. METHODS: Forty-nine neonatal mice were randomly divided into four groups: control (n=10), hypoxia (PPHN; n=11), agonist (n=13), and antagonist (n=15). The mice in the PPHN, agonist, and antagonist groups were exposed to an oxygen concentration of 12%, and those in the control group were exposed to the air...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197285/percutaneous-intervention-of-a-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-draining-into-left-pulmonary-vein-and-coarctation-of-the-aorta
#2
Saad Al Bugami, Mohammed Althobaiti, Tarek Momenah, Jamilah Alrahimi, Wael Al Kashkari
We describe a 54-year-old male with history of type II DM, hypertension and dyslipidemia during admission for bronchopneumonia discovered to have coarctation of the aorta and a persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) draining into the left atrium through the left superior pulmonary vein. The latter was thought to contribute to a transient ischemic attack and an episode of chest pain resulting in ST-segment elevation in the inferior leads. He was treated with coarctation stenting and percutaneous exclusion of the PLSVC with a vascular plug...
August 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
#3
Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157249/effect-of-antidepressants-use-in-pregnancy-on-foetus-development-and-adverse-effects-in-newborns
#4
Ewa Bałkowiec-Iskra, Dagmara Maria Mirowska-Guzel, Mirosław Wielgoś
Over the last few years, several reports on the safety of antidepressants use in pregnancy have been published. Studies concerning the adverse effects of exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy on the developing foetus have indicated an increased risk of various congenital malformations and untoward effects such as poor neonatal adaptation syndrome or persistent pulmonary hypertension, but there still remain inconsistencies between various study results. This paper aims at reviewing the literature on the risks of exposure to antidepressants during pregnancy...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154291/improvement-in-quality-of-life-and-hemodynamics-in-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-treated-with-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty
#5
Szymon Darocha, Radosław Pietura, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Justyna Norwa, Anna Dobosiewicz, Michał Piłka, Michał Florczyk, Andrzej Biederman, Adam Torbicki, Marcin Kurzyna
BACKGROUND: The effect of balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) on improvement in functional and hemodynamic parameters in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is known, but the quality of life (QoL) of patients treated with BPA has never been studied before.Methods and Results:Twenty-five patients with inoperable or persistent CTEPH were enrolled in the study and filled out the 36-item Short Form (SF-36v2) questionnaire twice: prior to commencement of BPA treatment and after ≥3 BPA sessions...
February 1, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148930/mir-126a-5p-is-involved-in-the-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-neonatal-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
Yan-Ping Xu, Qi He, Zheng Shen, Xiao-Li Shu, Chen-Hong Wang, Jia-Jun Zhu, Li-Ping Shi, Li-Zhong Du
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is a clinical syndrome characterized by increased medial and adventitial thickness of the lung vasculature. The underlying mechanisms that regulate the cell phenotype alteration during PPHN remodeling are largely unknown. We randomly selected newborn rats that were exposed to hypoxia (10-12%) or room air for 2 weeks and used a microarray to identify the lung tissue microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in PPHN progression. The role of a key miRNA that affects the endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in primary cultured rat pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (RPMECs) was investigated...
February 2, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137353/management-of-neonatal-hypotension
#7
Brian T Kalish
Hypotension is a common problem in neonates with complex underlying pathophysiology. Although treatment of low blood pressure is common, clinicians must use all available information to target neonates with compromised perfusion. Pharmacotherapy should be tailored to the specific physiologic perturbations of the individual neonate. Dopamine is the most commonly utilized agent and may be the most appropriate agent for septic shock with low diastolic blood pressure. However, alternative therapies should be considered for other etiologies of hypotension, including milrinone and vasopressin for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and dobutamine for patent ductus arteriosus...
January 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109384/failing-systemic-right-ventricles-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-candidates-for-ventricular-assist-devices-as-destination-therapy
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Ophelie Loup, Kerstin Wustmann, Michele Vittorio Martinelli, Markus Schwerzmann, Paul Mohacsi, Thierry Pierre Carrel, Alexander Kadner
Dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle is common after the atrial switch procedure for transposition of the great arteries. Cardiac transplantation remains the only long-term solution in terminal systemic right ventricular (RV) failure, but concomitant pulmonary hypertension (PHT) may preclude it. The increasing number of such patients, together with the concerns related to combined heart-lung transplantation (HLTx), urge us to consider other therapeutic options.
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099979/milrinone-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-neonates-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#9
Annie Giaccone, Athena F Zuppa, Beena Sood, Meryl S Cohen, Michael L O'Byrne, Ganesh Moorthy, Amit Mathur, Haresh Kirpalani
Objective To describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of milrinone in infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and to explore the impact of age on milrinone disposition. Design Randomized, open label pilot study. Setting Multicenter; level 3 and level 4 neonatal intensive care units. Patients Six infants ≥34 weeks' gestational age and <10 days of life with persistent hypoxemia receiving inhaled nitric oxide. Intervention Intravenous milrinone lactate in one of two dosing regimens: (1) low dose, 20 mcg/kg bolus followed by 0...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096983/pde3-inhibition-with-enoximone-as-first-line-therapy-for-severe-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-during-neonatal-transport-a-case-report
#10
Robin van der Lee, Barbara Peels, Corine Koopman-Esseboom
Severe Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) can be effectively treated with a PDE3 inhibitor as first-line treatment during neonatal transport when iNO is not readily available. Starting iNO as soon as possible is strongly advised because of the complementary actions of both therapeutics.
January 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090292/a-new-look-at-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-postcapillary-pathophysiology-and-cardiac-dysfunction
#11
Arvind Sehgal, Andra Malikiwi, Eldho Paul, Kenneth Tan, Samuel Menahem
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and right ventricular function are the focus of cardiovascular effects of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). We assessed cardiac indexes reflecting systemic afterload and pulmonary venous back pressure as pathophysiologic factors. Cardiac parameters were measured by conventional echocardiography in 20 preterm infants with severe BPD and compared with those of 10 preterm infants with no BPD and 20 healthy term infants. In infants with severe BPD, PH was noted in 5 (25%) by tricuspid regurgitation Doppler jet ≥2...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088475/role-of-some-vasoactive-mediators-in-scorpion-envenomed-children-possible-relation-to-envenoming-outcome
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Sahar E M El-DeeK, Ayat A Sayed, Ahmed Y Nassar, Zeynab M Mohey-Eldeen, Hussein M Eldeeb, Abdel-Raheim M A Meki
Scorpion envenomation causes an autonomic storm resulting in changes in the vasoactive mediators' levels which lead to myocardial damage, cardiovascular disturbances, peripheral circulatory failure, pulmonary edema, multi-system-organ-failure and death. The study aimed to determine the circulating levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), Angiotensin II (Ang II), kallikrein enzyme, nitric oxide (NO), aldosterone, and electrolytes Na(+), K(+) and Ca(+2) in scorpion envenomed children and to evaluate the potential relation between these vasoactive mediators, the severity of scorpion envenoming and the clinical outcome of envenomed children...
March 1, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072697/usefulness-of-hatch-score-in-the-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-for-asians
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Kazuyoshi Suenari, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Yasuki Kihara, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Ann Chen
The HATCH score (hypertension <1 point>, age >75 years <1 point>, stroke or transient ischemic attack <2 points>, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease <1 point>, and heart failure <2 points>) was reported to be useful for predicting the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent AF for patients who participated in the Euro Heart Survey. The goal of the current study was to investigate whether the HATCH score was a useful scheme in predicting new-onset AF...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067830/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-chronic-lung-disease-of-infancy-and-long-term-pulmonary-outcomes
#14
REVIEW
Lauren M Davidson, Sara K Berkelhamer
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung disease most commonly seen in premature infants who required mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy for acute respiratory distress. While advances in neonatal care have resulted in improved survival rates of premature infants, limited progress has been made in reducing rates of BPD. Lack of progress may in part be attributed to the limited therapeutic options available for prevention and treatment of BPD. Several lung-protective strategies have been shown to reduce risks, including use of non-invasive support, as well as early extubation and volume ventilation when intubation is required...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056166/nitric-oxide-for-respiratory-failure-in-infants-born-at-or-near-term
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REVIEW
Keith J Barrington, Neil Finer, Thomas Pennaforte, Gabriel Altit
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is a major endogenous regulator of vascular tone. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) gas has been investigated as treatment for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether treatment of hypoxaemic term and near-term newborn infants with iNO improves oxygenation and reduces rate of death and use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), or affects long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We used the standard search strategy of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group to search the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2016, Issue 1), MEDLINE via PubMed (1966 to January 2016), Embase (1980 to January 2016) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; 1982 to January 2016)...
January 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042638/black-lung-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn-saudi-experience-with-sildenafil-and-nitric-oxide
#16
AbdulRahman M Alnemri
To determine the clinical presentation, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment outcome of Saudi infants with black lung persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Methods: This is a retrospective review of all neonates with PPHN presented to the Armed Force Hospital Southern Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2012 to December 2014. Results: Ten term and near term infants presented with PPHN were included. Maternal diabetes and Down syndrome were the most common identified risk factors for PPHN in the study group...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039519/adipokines-a-possible-contribution-to-vascular-and-bone-remodeling-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#17
Evgenia A Kochetkova, Ludmila G Ugai, Yuliya V Maistrovskaia, Vera A Nevzorova
Osteoporosis is a major comorbidity of cardio-respiratory diseases, but the mechanistic links between pulmonary arterial hypertension and bone remain elusive. The purpose of the stud was to evaluate serum adipokines and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in the patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) NYHA class III-IV and to determine its associations with bone mineral density (BMD). Pulmonary and hemodynamic parameters, BMD Z-scores at the lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN), serum leptin, adiponectin, visfatin and endothelin-1 (ET-1), were evaluated in 32 patients with IPAH NYHA class III-IV and 30 healthy volunteers...
December 30, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039410/effects-of-novel-muscarinic-m3-receptor-ligand-c1213-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-models
#18
Mohamed Ahmed, Sonya VanPatten, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Hardik Patel, Thomas R Coleman, Yousef Al-Abed
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complex disease comprising a pathologic remodeling and thickening of the pulmonary vessels causing an after load on the right heart ventricle that can result in ventricular failure. Triggered by oxidative stress, episodes of hypoxia, and other undetermined causes, PH is associated with poor outcomes and a high rate of morbidity. In the neonate, this disease has a similar etiology but is further complicated by the transition to breathing after birth, which requires a reduction in vascular resistance...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038821/prognostic-relevance-of-pulmonary-arterial-compliance-after-therapy-initiation-or-escalation-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#19
Stefano Ghio, Michele D'Alto, Roberto Badagliacca, Patrizio Vitulo, Paola Argiento, Massimiliano Mulè, Fabio Tuzzolino, Laura Scelsi, Emanuele Romeo, Claudia Raineri, Lavinia Martino, Corrado Tamburino, Roberto Poscia, Carmine Dario Vizza
BACKGROUND: Conventional hemodynamic parameters are considered to be the gold standard indices of outcome in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); on the contrary, few data support the hypothesis that the pulsatile component of right ventricular afterload provides important prognostic information. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic significance of pulmonary arterial compliance (PCa) after therapy initiation or escalation in PAH patients. METHODS: A cohort of 419 consecutive PAH patients (308 naive and 111 prevalent) underwent right heart catheterisation (RHC) prior to initiating or escalating PAH-targeted therapy...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017353/significance-of-residual-mitral-regurgitation-after-continuous-flow-left%C3%A2-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#20
Hayah Kassis, Krishna Cherukuri, Richa Agarwal, Manreet Kanwar, Subbarao Elapavaluru, George G Sokos, Robert J Moraca, Stephen H Bailey, Srinivas Murali, Raymond L Benza, Amresh Raina
OBJECTIVES: This study hypothesized that the presence of residual mitral regurgitation (MR) post-continuous flow (CF) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation based on quantitative assessment would be negatively associated with right ventricular (RV) size and function and clinical outcomes. BACKGROUND: MR is associated with elevated left atrial pressure, secondary pulmonary hypertension and RV dysfunction. Implantation of a LVAD leads to mechanical unloading of the left ventricle and generally improves MR...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
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