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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639949/comet-assay-in-evaluating-deoxyribonucleic-acid-damage-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Radka Hazuková, Martina Rezácová, Renata Köhlerová, Tomáš Tomek, Eva Cermáková, Jaromír Kocí, Miloslav Pleskot
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate whether out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may induce severe DNA damage measured using comet assay in successfully resuscitated humans and to evaluate a short-term prognostic role. METHODS: In this prospective, controlled, blinded study (1/2013-1/2014), 41 patients (age, 63±14 years) successfully resuscitated from non traumatic OHCA and 10 healthy controls (age, 53±17 years) were enrolled. DNA damage [double-strand breaks (DSBs) and single-strand breaks (SSBs)] was measured using comet assay in peripheral lymphocytes sampled at admission...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638575/danon-disease-for-the-cardiologist-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Ryan S D'souza, Luisa Mestroni, Matthew R G Taylor
Danon disease is a rare, X-linked dominant genetic disorder that is caused by defects in the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP2) gene. It manifests predominantly in young males with a classic triad of cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, and intellectual disability. Death from cardiac disease is the ultimate cause of demise in many patients if left untreated. Given the rarity of the condition, the natural history is poorly understood. Here, we present a case report on a 14-year-old Hispanic boy with Danon disease, highlighting major clinical events and diagnostic study findings over a six-year period from age of symptom onset to age of death...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633348/lifelong-arrhythmic-risk-stratification-in-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-distribution-of-events-and-impact-of-periodical-reassessment
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Chiara Cappelletto, Davide Stolfo, Antonio De Luca, Bruno Pinamonti, Giulia Barbati, Alberto Pivetta, Marco Gobbo, Francesca Brun, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
Aims: The arrhythmic risk stratification of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) remains controversial. We evaluated the long-term distribution of life-threatening arrhythmic events assessing the impact of periodical risk reassessment. Methods and results: Ninety-eight ARVC patients with no previous major ventricular arrhythmias were retrospectively analysed. Patients were assessed at baseline, at 22 [inter-quartile range (IQR) 16-26], 49 (IQR 41-55) and 97 months (IQR 90-108)...
June 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632037/construct-and-concurrent-validity-of-the-cambridge-neuropsychological-automated-tests-in-portuguese-older-adults-without-neuropsychiatric-diagnoses-and-with-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia
#4
Marta Matos Gonçalves, Maria Salomé Pinho, Mário R Simões
We aimed to analyze the construct and concurrent validity of the Rapid Visual Information Processing (RVP), Paired Associates Learning (PAL), Reaction Time (RTI), and Spatial Working Memory (SWM) tests from the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB®). Inclusion criteria were checked in a first session. The CANTAB and additional pencil-and-paper tests were administered within 1 week. The participants (aged 69-96 years) were 137 Portuguese adults without neuropsychiatric diagnoses and 37 adults with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease dementia...
February 28, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630567/a-clinical-prospective-observational-cohort-study-on-the-prevalence-and-primary-diagnostic-accuracy-of-occult-vertebral-fractures-in-aged-women-with-acute-lower-back-pain-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Atsushi Terakado, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Go Kubota, Tomohiro Kanzaki, Hiroshi Mori, Yuji Shinohara, Junichi Nakamura, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasuchika Aoki, Takeo Furuya, Masao Koda, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Elderly female patients complaints of acute low back pain (LBP) may involve vertebral fracture (VF), among which occult VF (OVF: early-stage VF without any morphological change) is often missed to be detected by primary X-ray examination. The current study aimed to investigate the prevalence of VF and OVF and the diagnostic accuracy of the initial X-ray in detecting OVF. METHOD: Subjects were elderly women (>70 years old) complaining of acute LBP with an accurate onset date...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627809/ivabradine-reduces-digitalis-induced-ventricular-arrhythmias
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Gerrit Frommeyer, Jan Weller, Christian Ellermann, Nils Bögeholz, Patrick Leitz, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Kristina Wasmer, Lars Eckardt
The I(f) channel inhibitor ivabradine is recommended for treatment of heart failure but also affects potassium currents and thereby prolongs ventricular repolarization. The aim of the present study was to examine the electrophysiological effects of ivabradine on digitalis-induced ventricular arrhythmias. Thirteen rabbit hearts were isolated and Langendorff-perfused. After obtaining baseline data, the digitalis glycoside ouabain was infused (0.2μM). Monophasic action potentials and ECG showed a significant abbreviation of QT interval (-34ms,p<0...
June 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627670/intermedin-improves-cardiac-function-and-sympathetic-neural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-post-myocardial-infarction-heart-failure
#7
Bin Xu, Hao Xu, Heng Cao, Xiaoxiao Liu, Chunhuan Qin, Yanzhou Zhao, Xiaolin Han, Hongli Li
Emerging evidence has suggested that intermedin (IMD), a novel member of the calcitonin gene‑related peptide (CGRP) family, has a wide range of cardioprotective effects. The present study investigated the effects of long‑term administration of IMD on cardiac function and sympathetic neural remodeling in heart failure (HF) rats, and studied potential underlying mechanism. HF was induced in rats by myocardial infarction (MI). Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either saline or IMD (0.6 µg/kg/h) treatment groups for 4 weeks post‑MI...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627486/the-association-between-detected-drug-resistance-mutations-and-cd4-t-cell-decline-in-hiv-positive-individuals-maintained-on-a-failing-treatment-regimen
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Anna Schultze, Roger Paredes, Caroline Sabin, Andrew N Phillips, Deenan Pillay, Nicola Mackie, Antonella Castagna, David Chadwick, Karolin Falconer, Anna Maria Geretti, Frank A Post, Teresa Hill, Ole Kirk, Anton Pozniak, Mark Nelson, Anna Tostevin, David Dunn, Jens Lundgren, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri
BACKGROUND: To analyse the effect of drug resistance mutations (DRM) on CD4 cell trends in HIV-positive people maintained on virologically failing antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS: Individuals from two large cohorts experiencing virological failure (VF) while maintained on ART with >1 CD4 count and >1 resistance test were included. CD4 cell slopes were estimated using linear mixed models. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to assess the effect of clusters of mutations, defined using extracted component based scores from the PCA, on CD4 cell decline...
June 19, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626602/association-between-corneal-biomechanical-properties-with-ocular-response-analyzer-and-also-corvisst-tonometry-and-glaucomatous-visual-field-severity
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Kazunori Hirasawa, Masato Matsuura, Hiroshi Murata, Shunsuke Nakakura, Yoshitaka Nakao, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Ryo Asaoka
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between corneal biomechanical properties measured with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) and also CorvisST (CST) tonometry, and glaucomatous visual field (VF) severity. METHODS: One hundred forty-six eyes of 91 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma who performed Humphrey Field Analyzer 30-2 or 24-2 SITA-Standard, ORA, and CST within 180 days were included in this multicentral, observational cross-sectional study. The association between ORA parameters (corneal hysteresis [CH] and corneal resistant factor [CRF]), CST parameters (A1 and A2 time, A1 and A2 length, A1 and A2 velocity, A1 and A2 deformation amplitude, highest deformation amplitude, highest concavity time, peak distance, and radius), and other basic parameters (age, intraocular pressure with Goldmann applanation tonometry, central corneal thickness, and axial length) against mean total deviation (mTD) were analyzed using a linear mixed-model and model selection with corrected Akaike Information Criterion (AICc)...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625400/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-fibrillation-storm-triggered-by-short-long-short-sequence-time-to-avoid-managed-ventricular-pacing
#10
Hilmi Alnsasra, Yuval Konstantino, Sergiy Bereza, Moti Haim
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by ventricular tachyarrhythmia that can be effectively treated by implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. We report of a 28-year-old man with HCM and a dual chamber ICD, originally implanted for primary prevention of SCD, (programmed to AAI(R)-DDD(R); managed ventricular pacing (MVP) mode, Medtronic Inc. St Paul, MN USA). He presented with recurrent ICD shocks due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) despite antiarrhythmic therapy...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625244/-establishment-of-porcine-model-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-electrically-induced-by-ventricular-fibrillation
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Cai Wen, Heng Li, Xiaozhu Zhai, Youde Ding, Huatao Zhou, Zhiming Ouyang, Zhengfei Yang, Longyuan Jiang, Wanchun Tang, Tao Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal injury time point of cardiac arrest (CA) induced electrically, and establish a reproducible prolonged CA and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) model in pigs. METHODS: Forty healthy domestic male pigs were randomly divided into four groups, which were ventricular fibrillation (VF) 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes groups, each group for 10 animals. In these groups, VF was induced by alternating current delivered to right ventricular endocardium and untreated for 8, 10, 11, and 12 minutes, respectively, followed by 6 minutes of CPR procedure...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625243/-experimental-study-on-effect-of-airway-pressure-on-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Dingyu Tan, Feng Sun, Yangyang Fu, Shihuan Shao, Yazhi Zhang, Yingying Hu, Jun Xu, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of different airway pressure on ventilation, organ perfusion and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) of cardiac arrest (CA) pigs during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to explore the possible beneficial mechanism of positive airway pressure during CPR. METHODS: Twenty healthy landrace pigs of clean grade were divided into low airway pressure group (LP group, n = 10) and high airway pressure group (HP group, n = 10) with random number table...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624593/double-sequential-defibrillation-therapy-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-the-london-experience
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Amber C Emmerson, Mark Whitbread, Rachael T Fothergill
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in treatment for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), a subgroup of patients remain in refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) during resuscitation. Recent evidence suggests that double sequential defibrillation (DSD), where two shocks are delivered to the patient in quick succession, may provide an effective therapy for RVF. This study describes the characteristics and survival outcomes of OHCA patients treated by ambulance clinicians using a local DSD protocol in an attempt to resolve RVF...
June 14, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624147/characteristics-and-outcome-among-14-933-adult-cases-of-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-nationwide-study-with-the-emphasis-on-gender-and-age
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Nooraldeen Al-Dury, Araz Rawshani, Johan Israelsson, Anneli Strömsöe, Solveig Aune, Jens Agerström, Thomas Karlsson, Annica Ravn-Fischer, Johan Herlitz
AIM: To investigate characteristics and outcome among patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) with the emphasis on gender and age. METHODS: Using the Swedish Register of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, we analyzed associations between gender, age and co-morbidities, etiology, management, 30-day survival and cerebral function among survivors in 14,933 cases of IHCA. Age was divided into three ordered categories: young (18-49years), middle-aged (50-64years) and older (65years and above)...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615670/optic-disc-hemorrhage-and-lamina-cribrosa-defects-in-glaucoma-progression
#15
Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Jiyoung Lee, Younhea Jung, Chan Kee Park
Both disc hemorrhages (DH) and focal lamina cribrosa (LC) defects are recently considered as a progression factor in glaucoma. However, the clinical relevance of the presence of LC findings at the site of the DH has not yet been determined. We conducted a prospective study enrolling a total of 98 glaucoma eyes with DH and 37 OAG eyes with focal LC defect without DH to determine whether visual field (VF) progression differs according to the findings of the LC that had been evaluated by enhanced depth imaging (EDI) of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and its relationship with DH...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614834/left-ventricular-mechanical-reverse-remodelling-not-followed-by-electrical-reverse-remodelling-a-case-report
#16
Sandra Amorim, Raquel Garcia, Teresa Pinho, João Rodrigues, Filipe Macedo, José Silva-Cardoso, M Júlia Maciel
Patients with severely depressed left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEFs) receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for the primary prevention of sudden death. However, in some patients, LVEFs may improve or even normalize over time, and these patients would no longer be qualified for ICD implantation based on the original criteria for which they have initially received an ICD. We report a patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy whose LVEF recovered to normal values after pharmacological therapy...
June 15, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614218/usefulness-of-frequency-doubling-technology-perimetry-24-2-in-glaucoma-with-parafoveal-scotoma
#17
Kyoung In Jung, Eun Kyoung Kim, Chan Kee Park
The standard automated perimetry (SAP) 24-2 test cannot adequately test the paracentral region because test points are located sparsely in macular area where is crowded with retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), even though paracentral scotoma is clinically related to a risk of losing visual function. More sensitive visual field (VF) tests are needed to assess paracentral VF defects precisely. We investigated the structure-function relationship on the SAP 10-2 test and the frequency doubling technology (FDT) 24-2 test as well as the SAP 24-2 test in glaucoma with parafoveal scotoma (PFS)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610987/-tracking-interlead-heterogeneity-of-r-and-t-wave-morphology-to-disclose-latent-risk-for-sudden-cardiac-death
#18
Richard L Verrier, Heikki Huikuri
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) due primarily to ventricular fibrillation claims 1.5 million lives worldwide each year. In 45-50% of cases, it is the first manifestation of underlying heart disease. Traditional risk factors including smoking, hypertension, age, sex, as well as depressed left ventricular ejection fraction lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to forewarn impending life-threatening arrhythmias. There has been a decades-long search for electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SCD risk. Several interval-based indices such as QT dispersion and Tpeak-Tend interval held initial promise but ultimately yielded mixed results...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607620/manifestation-of-j-wave-induced-by-acetylcholine-applied-for-a-coronary-spasm-provocation-test-in-a-patient-with-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death
#19
Hiroyuki Kodama, Kazumasa Fujita, Shouhei Moriyama, Kei Irie, Hirotaka Noda, Taku Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Takeshi Arita, Keita Odashiro, Toru Maruyama, Koichi Akashi
A 51-year-old man with a resuscitation episode was referred to our hospital. Coronary angiography revealed a focal spasm overlapped with organic stenosis where a bare metal stent was implanted. Acetylcholine (ACh) provocation test did not induce chest pain. It revealed no discernible ST-T changes but unmasked a J wave at the end of the QRS complex, which was associated with short-coupled repetitive premature ventricular beats. A J wave reportedly appears immediately before the onset of ventricular fibrillation caused by vasospastic angina...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606693/etiological-diagnosis-prognostic-significance-and-role-of-electrophysiological-study-in-patients-with-brugada-ecg-and-syncope
#20
Carla Giustetto, Natascia Cerrato, Enrico Ruffino, Elena Gribaudo, Chiara Scrocco, Lorella Barbonaglia, Francesca Bianchi, Miriam Bortnik, Guido Rossetti, Paula Carvalho, Riccardo Riccardi, Davide Castagno, Matteo Anselmino, Laura Bergamasco, Fiorenzo Gaita
BACKGROUND: Syncope is considered a risk factor for life-threatening arrhythmias in Brugada patients. Distinguishing a benign syncope from one due to ventricular arrhythmias is often difficult, unless an ECG is recorded during the episode. Aim of the study was to analyze the characteristics of syncopal episodes in a large population of Brugada patients and evaluate the role of electrophysiological study (EPS) and the prognosis in the different subgroups. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred ninety-five Brugada patients with history of syncope were considered...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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