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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549518/ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-change-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography-indicates-progression-in-advanced-glaucoma
#1
Joong Won Shin, Kyung Rim Sung, Gary C Lee, Mary K Durbin, Daniel Cheng
PURPOSE: To examine the performance of Guided Progression Analysis (GPA; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) in detecting progressive thinning of ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in glaucoma. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 196 eyes of 123 primary open-angle glaucoma patients (mean follow-up, 5.0 years). METHODS: Macular GCIPL and peripapillary RNFL thicknesses were measured by Cirrus HD-OCT (Zeiss, Dublin, CA), and progressive GCIPL and RNFL thinning were assessed by GPA...
May 23, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548549/semantic-verbal-fluency-impairment-is-detectable-in-patients-with-subjective-cognitive-decline
#2
Tomas Nikolai, Ondrej Bezdicek, Hana Markova, Hana Stepankova, Jiri Michalec, Miloslav Kopecek, Monika Dokoupilova, Jakub Hort, Martin Vyhnalek
Patients with subjective cognitive decline (SCD) are at higher risk for conversion to dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD). Semantic verbal fluency (SVF) seems to be impaired in the early stages of AD. The goal of the present study was to identify the discriminative potential of verbal fluency (VF) in patients with SCD to show if very early signs of cognitive decline may be detected in SCD. We examined 93 normal controls (NC) and 61 participants with SCD. Each participant was administered a comprehensive neuropsychological battery...
May 26, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545734/cup-to-disc-ratio-asymmetry-in-u-s-adults-prevalence-and-association-with-glaucoma-in-the-2005-2008-national-health-and-nutrition-examination%C3%A2-survey
#3
Mary Qiu, Michael V Boland, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of vertical cup-to-disc ratio (vCDR) asymmetry in U.S. adults and assess the utility of vCDR asymmetry in the diagnosis of glaucoma. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 5359 subjects aged ≥40 years from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). METHODS: Subjects completed retinal photography and had vCDR determined in both eyes, with vCDR asymmetry calculated as the absolute value of the difference between the 2 eyes...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545280/-impacts-of-early-metoprolol-intervention-on-connexin-43-and-phosphorylated-connexin-43-expression-in-rabbits-with-experimental-myocardial-infarction
#4
M Zhou, Q Lu, J Q Jiang, Z N Chen, Z G Gong, Z G Li, W W Fu, S F Ding
Objective: To investigate the early intervention effects of metoprolol on connexin 43(Cx43) and phosphorylated Cx43 (p-Cx43) expression in rabbits with post myocardial infarction. Methods: A total of 24 adult male New Zealand white rabbits were divided into sham group (n=6), early treatment group(n=6), routine treatment group(n=6), and myocardial infarction group(n=6) with a randomized block design blocked by weight. Myocardial infarction was induced by left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543399/baroreceptor-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-preexisting-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#5
Kay F Weipert, Jens Andrick, Ritvan Chasan, Christopher Gemein, Astrid Most, Christian W Hamm, Damir Erkapic, Joern Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Many patients with severe heart failure (HF) have an indication for baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) and an ICD. Concerns about device-device interactions were addressed in a study with small sample size that concluded combined BAT and ICD therapy is safe. There are no published data, however, concerning device-device interactions between BAT and a subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD). Since BAT frequently interferes with surface ECG recordings there are doubts about compatibility of BAT and S-ICD devices...
May 24, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542692/association-between-undetected-10-2-visual-field-damage-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-glaucoma
#6
Dana M Blumberg, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Alisa J Prager, Qi Yu, Lama Al-Aswad, George A Cioffi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Donald C Hood
Importance: Recent evidence supports the presence of macular damage (within 8° of the central field) to retinal ganglion cells and associated central visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma, even in early stages. Despite this, to our knowledge, the association of 10-2 VF damage with vision-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well studied. Objective: To determine the association between QOL and visual function as measured by 24-2 and 10-2 VFs in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and to test the hypothesis that patients with vision-related QOL disproportionate to their 24-2 VF status may exhibit 10-2 damage overlooked by the 24-2 test...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542536/comparison-of-matrix-frequency-doubling-technology-perimetry-and-standard-automated-perimetry-in-monitoring-the-development-of-visual-field-defects-for-glaucoma-suspect-eyes
#7
Rongrong Hu, Chenkun Wang, Lyne Racette
BACKGROUND: Perimetry is indispensable for the clinical management of glaucoma suspects. Our goal is to compare the performance of standard automated perimetry (SAP) and Matrix frequency-doubling technology (FDT) perimetry in monitoring the development of visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma suspect eyes. METHODS: Longitudinal data of paired SAP and FDT from 221 eyes of 155 glaucoma suspects enrolled in the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study or the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542342/development-of-machine-learning-models-for-diagnosis-of-glaucoma
#8
Seong Jae Kim, Kyong Jin Cho, Sejong Oh
The study aimed to develop machine learning models that have strong prediction power and interpretability for diagnosis of glaucoma based on retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and visual field (VF). We collected various candidate features from the examination of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and visual field (VF). We also developed synthesized features from original features. We then selected the best features proper for classification (diagnosis) through feature evaluation. We used 100 cases of data as a test dataset and 399 cases of data as a training and validation dataset...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542320/the-ik1-kir2-1-channel-agonist-zacopride-prevents-and-cures-acute-ischemic-arrhythmias-in-the-rat
#9
Xu-Wen Zhai, Li Zhang, Yun-Fei Guo, Ying Yang, Dong-Ming Wang, Yan Zhang, Pan Li, Yi-Fan Niu, Qi-Long Feng, Bo-Wei Wu, Ji-Min Cao, Qing-Hua Liu
Arrhythmogenesis in acute myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with depolarization of resting membraine potential (RMP) and decrease of inward rectifier potassium current (IK1) in cardiomyocytes. However, clinical anti-arrhythmic agents that primarily act on RMP by enhancing the IK1 channel are not currently available. We hypothesized that zacopride, a selective and moderate agonist of the IK1/Kir2.1 channels, prevents and cures acute ischemic arrhythmias. To test this viewpoint, adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to MI by ligating the left main coronary artery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541470/progressive-increase-of-the-tpeak-tend-interval-is-associated-with-ischaemia-induced-ventricular-fibrillation-in-a-porcine-myocardial-infarction-model
#10
Jan E Azarov, Marina M Demidova, Sasha Koul, Jesper van der Pals, David Erlinge, Pyotr G Platonov
Aims: Repolarization indices of ECG have been widely assessed as predictors of ventricular arrhythmias. However, little is known of the dynamic changes of these parameters during continuous monitoring in acute ischaemic episodes. The objective of the study was to evaluate repolarization-related predictors of ventricular fibrillation (VF) during progression of experimental myocardial infarction. Methods and results: Myocardial infarction was induced in 27 pigs by 40-min balloon inflation in the left anterior descending coronary artery, and 12-lead ECG was continuously recorded...
May 24, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535202/clinical-implications-of-hypothermic-ventricular-fibrillation-versus-beating-heart-technique-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-pulmonary-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
#11
Ji-Hyun Lee, Ji-Eun Lee, Jungho Shin, In-Kyung Song, Hee-Soo Kim, Chong-Sung Kim, Woong-Han Kim, Jin-Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the effects of hypothermic ventricular fibrillation and beating-heart techniques during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative outcomes after simple pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 47 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot at a single institution, who received pulmonary valve replacement under the ventricular fibrillation or beating-heart technique without cardioplegic cardiac arrest during CPB between January 2005 and April 2015...
May 23, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534204/-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-ion-channel-diseases
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Christian Wolpert, Mara Vogel, Christian Nagel, Claudia Herrera-Siklody, Norman Rüb
In patients with ion channel disease the predominant arrhythmias are polymorphic ventricular tachycardias (VT), torsade de pointes tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation (VF). In only extremely rare cases is very rapid monomorphic ventricular tachycardia observed. This is why implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) should always be programmed for treatment of VF only with high detection rates to avoid inappropriate discharges. In idiopathic VF and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), no baseline electrocardiographic abnormalities can be detected, whereas in Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, early repolarisation syndrome and Anderson-Tawil syndrome alterations of the baseline ECG are very important to identify patients at risk...
May 22, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533740/correlation-of-ventricular-arrhythmogenesis-with-neuronal-remodeling-of-cardiac-postganglionic-parasympathetic-neurons-in-the-late-stage-of-heart-failure-after-myocardial-infarction
#13
Dongze Zhang, Huiyin Tu, Chaojun Wang, Liang Cao, Robert L Muelleman, Michael C Wadman, Yu-Long Li
Introduction: Ventricular arrhythmia is a major cause of sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Our recent study demonstrates that N-type Ca(2+) currents in intracardiac ganglionic neurons are reduced in the late stage of CHF rats. Rat intracardiac ganglia are divided into the atrioventricular ganglion (AVG) and sinoatrial ganglion. Only AVG nerve terminals innervate the ventricular myocardium. In this study, we tested the correlation of electrical remodeling in AVG neurons with ventricular arrhythmogenesis in CHF rats...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532586/the-role-of-genetics-in-primary-ventricular-fibrillation-inherited-channelopathies-and-cardiomyopathies
#14
Lia Crotti, Maria-Christina Kotta
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) has a strong familial component; however, our understanding of its genetic basis varies significantly according to the underlying causes. When coronary artery disease is involved, the predisposing genetic background is complex and despite some interesting findings it remains largely unknown. Quite different is the case of monogenic structural and non-structural heart diseases, in which a number of disease-causing genes have been established and are being used in clinical practice...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526597/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-91-year-old-man-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-acute-respiratory-failure
#15
Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo, Cesare A E Landi, Giovanni Carifi, Emanuela Landi, Elisa Salsano, Francesco Di Grezia, Fiore Candelmo
Slow ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with devices such as an implantable cardioverter - defibrillator (ICD) is more common than in the rest of the population. The incidence in elderly patients with an ICD remains largely unknown. In younger patients, slow VT is generally asymptomatic or associated with limited clinical relevance. It may be efficiently and safely terminated by anti-tachycardia pacing. We present a case of slow VT in a 91-year-old man with ICD with type 1 acute respiratory failure and drowsiness...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526495/automated-external-defibrillator-and-operator-performance-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#16
Jolande A Zijlstra, Loes E Bekkers, Michiel Hulleman, Stefanie G Beesems, Rudolph W Koster
AIM: An increasing number of failing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) is reported: AEDs not giving a shock or other malfunction. We assessed to what extent AEDs are 'failing' and whether this had a device-related or operator-related cause. METHODS: We studied analysis periods from AEDs used between January 2012 and December 2014. For each analysis period we assessed the correctness of the (no)-shock advice (sensitivity/specificity) and reasons for an incorrect (no)-shock advice...
May 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525971/left-ventricular-mural-thrombus-and-dual-coronary-embolization-associated-with-hyperthyroid-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-report
#17
Guohui Liu, Ping Yang, Yuquan He
BACKGROUND: The majority of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) events are caused by thrombotic occlusion of the coronary artery, secondary to atherosclerotic plaque erosion or rupture. However, coronary embolism (CE), while rare, is being increasingly recognized as an important cause of AMI. We present the case of a patient with multi-site coronary artery embolization associated with hyperthyroid-related cardiomyopathy and atrial fibrillation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old female with a history of hyperthyroidism and atrial fibrillation (AF) was admitted to our hospital presenting with right upper limb pain and swelling...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522305/the-girona-territori-cardioprotegit-project-performance-evaluation-of-public-defibrillators
#18
Pablo Loma-Osorio, Maria Nuñez, Jaime Aboal, Daniel Bosch, Pau Batlle, Ester Ruiz de Morales, Rafael Ramos, Josep Brugada, Hisao Onaga, Alex Morales, Josep Olivet, Ramon Brugada
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: In recent years, public access defibrillation programs have exponentially increased the availability of automatic external defibrillators (AED) in public spaces but there are no data on their performance in our setting. We conducted a descriptive analysis of the performance of AED since the launch of a public defibrillation program in our region. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of electrocardiographic tracings and the performance of AED in a public defibrillation program from June 2011 to June 2015 in the province of Girona, Spain...
May 15, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513892/assessment-of-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging-using-readout-segmented-echo-planar-imaging-parallel-imaging-and-2d-navigator-based-reacquisition
#19
Ping Lu, Yan Sha, Hailin Wan, Feng Wang, Guohong Tan, Wenlin Tang
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) for characterizing perfusion properties and its potential diagnostic utility for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). IVIM diffusion-weighted imaging is a promising technique that can measure perfusion and diffusion characteristics simultaneously in a noninvasive manner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Orbital IVIM in a 3.0T scanner was performed on 33 patients with NAION and 15 controls using readout-segmented echo-planar imaging, parallel imaging, and 2D navigator-based reacquisition (RESOLVE-IVIM)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511873/misdiagnosis-of-vertebral-fractures-on-local-radiographic-readings-of-the-multicentre-point-prevalence-of-osteoporosis-in-internal-medicine-study
#20
Daniele Diacinti, Claudio Vitali, Gualberto Gussoni, Daniela Pisani, Luigi Sinigaglia, Gerolamo Bianchi, Ranuccio Nuti, Luigi Gennari, Stefano Pederzoli, Maddalena Grazzini, Antonella Valerio, Antonino Mazzone, Carlo Nozzoli, Mauro Campanini, Carlina V Albanese
BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs) are often misdiagnosed because asymptomatic and occurring in the absence of specific trauma. Further, diagnostic assessment of VFs may be suboptimal. AIM OF THE STUDY: To assess the misdiagnosis of vertebral fractures on local radiographic readings in the cohort of patients enrolled in the POINT study. METHODS: We enrolled hospitalised patients, admitted for any cause to the Internal Medicine Units of 37 hospitals participating to the cross-sectional previously published POINT study...
May 13, 2017: Bone
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