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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...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073873/recurrent-angioedema-associated-with-pharmacological-inhibition-of-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv
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Thorbjørn Hermanrud, Anette Bygum, Eva Rye Rasmussen
Angioedema (AE) of the upper airways is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition. The incidence has been increasing in the past two decades, primarily due to increased use of medications inhibiting the degradation of vasoactive peptides. Acquired angioedema related to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI-AAE) is well known, but other pharmaceutical agents also affect the degradation of bradykinin and substance P. We present a middle-aged man with recurrent episodes of severe AE of the oral cavity, hypopharynx and larynx due to pharmacological inhibition of dipeptidyl peptidase IV...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069789/hypotension-induced-by-the-concomitant-use-of-a-calcium-channel-blocker-and-clarithromycin
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Sayako Takeuchi, Yuki Kotani, Toshihide Tsujimoto
In the elderly, calcium-channel blockers are the first-line treatment for hypertension, and macrolides are commonly prescribed antibiotics. Here we report a 78-year-old man taking nifedipine, diltiazem and carvedilol who presented with persistent hypotension and bradycardia after clarithromycin was prescribed. He was diagnosed with drug-induced hypotension and treated with fluid resuscitation and vasoactive agents. His symptoms gradually improved. He was transferred out of the intensive care unit 3 days after hospitalisation...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045780/cardiovascular-responsiveness-to-vasopressin-and-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-agonists-after-burn-injury
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Ann E Evans, P Geoff Vana, Heather M LaPorte, Richard H Kennedy, Richard L Gamelli, Matthias Majetschak
The effects of burn injury on cardiovascular responsiveness to vasoactive agents are not well understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether burn injury alters cardiovascular reactivity to vasoactive drugs in vivo and intrinsic function of isolated mesenteric resistance arteries. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham procedure or 30% TBSA dorsal scald burn, followed by crystalloid resuscitation (Parkland Formula). At 24, 72, 96, and 168 hours post burn, rats were reanesthetized, and the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) responses to various doses of the α1-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine and arginine vasopressin were tested...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045336/hyperglycaemia-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Juan J Russo, Tyler E James, Benjamin Hibbert, F Daniel Ramirez, Trevor Simard, Christina Osborne, Jordan Bernick, George A Wells, Michel R Le May
BACKGROUND: The optimal blood glucose target during the early hospitalisation of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been established. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, we examined clinical outcomes in relation to mean blood glucose during the first 96 hours of hospital admission in comatose survivors of OHCA with an initial shockable rhythm. Mean blood glucose was assessed as a continuous (primary analysis) and categorical variable: <6 mmol/L, 6 to <8 mmol/L and ⩾8 mmol/L...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009098/high-speed-photoacoustic-microscopy-of-mouse-cortical-microhemodynamics
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Li Lin, Junjie Yao, Ruiying Zhang, Chun-Cheng Chen, Chih-Hsien Huang, Yang Li, Lidai Wang, William Chapman, Jun Zou, Lihong V Wang
We applied high-speed photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) for both cortical microenvironment studies and dynamic brain studies, with micrometer-level optical resolution and a millisecond-level cross-sectional imaging speed over a millimeter-level field of view. We monitored blood flow redistribution in mini-stroke mouse models and cerebral autoregulation induced by a vasoactive agent. Our results collectively suggest that high-speed PAM is a promising tool for understanding dynamic neurophysiological phenomena, complementing conventional imaging modalities...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008798/risk-assessment-of-dietary-exposure-to-tryptamine-for-the-austrian-population
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Nadja Wüst, Elke Rauscher-Gabernig, Johann Steinwider, Friedrich Bauer, Peter Paulsen
Tryptamine acts as a neuromodulator and vasoactive agent in the human body. Dose-response data on dietary tryptamine are scarce and neither a toxicological threshold value nor tolerable levels in foods have been established so far. This paper reviews dose-response characteristics and toxicological effects of tryptamine as well as tryptamine contents in food, estimates dietary exposure of Austrian consumers, and calculates risk-based maximum tolerable limits for food categories. A dose without effect of 8 mg kg(-1) body weight day(-1) was derived from literature data...
December 23, 2016: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992012/conduct-protocol-in-emergency-acute-adrenal-insufficiency
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Adil Bachir Fares, Rômulo Augusto Dos Santos
Introduction: Acute adrenal insufficiency or addisonian crisis is a rare comorbidity in emergency; however, if not properly diagnosed and treated, it may progress unfavorably. Objective: To alert all health professionals about the diagnosis and correct treatment of this complication. Method: We performed an extensive search of the medical literature using specific search tools, retrieving 20 articles on the topic. Results: Addisonian crisis is a difficult diagnosis due to the unspecificity of its signs and symptoms...
November 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984229/sedation-after-cardiac-surgery-is-one-drug-better-than-another
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Hong Liu, Fuhai Ji, Ke Peng, Richard L Applegate, Neal Fleming
The classic high-dose narcotic-based cardiac anesthetic has been modified to facilitate a fast-track, rapid recovery in the intensive care unit (ICU). Postoperative sedation is consequently now an essential component in recovery of the patient undergoing cardiac surgery. It must facilitate the patient's unawareness of the environment as well as reduce the discomfort and anxiety caused by surgery, intubation, mechanical ventilation, suction, and physiotherapy. Benzodiazepines seem well suited for this role, but propofol, opioids, and dexmedetomidine are among other agents commonly used for sedation in the ICU...
December 15, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967259/vinpocetine-inhibited-the-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotide-induced-immune-response-in-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells
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Xungang Feng, Yuzhong Wang, Yanlei Hao, Qun Ma, Jun Dai, Zhibo Liang, Yantao Liu, Xiangyuan Li, Yan Song, Chuanping Si
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) exert dual roles in immune responses through inducing inflammation and maintaining immune tolerance. A switch of pDC phenotype from pro-inflammation to tolerance has therapeutic promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Vinpocetine, a vasoactive vinca alkaloid extracted from the periwinkle plant, has recently emerged as an immunomodulatory agent. In this study, we evaluated the effect of vinpocetine on phenotype of pDCs isolated from C57BL/6 mice and explored its possible mechanism...
December 14, 2016: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964765/arginine-vasopressin-therapy-in-hypotensive-neonates-and-infants-after-cardiac-surgery-response-is-unrelated-to-baseline-ventricular-function
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Ilias Iliopoulos, Saul Flores, J N Pratap, David S Cooper, Amy Cassedy, David P Nelson
We hypothesised that infants with ventricular dysfunction after cardiac surgery have impaired haemodynamic response to arginine-vasopressin therapy. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of neonates and infants treated with arginine-vasopressin within 48 hours of corrective or palliative cardiac surgery who underwent echocardiographic assessment of ventricular function before initiation of therapy. Patients were classified as "responders" if their systolic blood pressure increased by ⩾10% without increase in catecholamine score or if it was maintained with decreased catecholamine score...
December 14, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912253/sex-and-age-differences-in-epinephrine-mechanisms-and-outcomes-after-brain-injury
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William M Armstead, John Riley, Monica S Vavilala
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of injury-related death in children, with boys and children <4 years of age having particularly poor outcomes. Cerebral autoregulation is often impaired after TBI, contributing to poor outcome. Cerebral perfusion pressure can be normalized by use of vasoactive agents. The c-Jun-terminal kinase (JNK) isoform of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) produces hemodynamic impairment after TBI, but less is known about its role in histopathology. We investigated whether epinephrine (EPI), age, and sex dependently protected cerebral autoregulation and limited histopathology after TBI, and sought to determine the role of JNK in that outcome...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903339/-effect-of-goal-directed-haemodynamic-management-on-the-postoperative-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-fragile-cardiac-function-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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L S Zheng, E W Gu, X H Peng, L Zhang, Y Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the effect of goal-directed haemodynamic management based on stroke volume variation (SVV), cardiac index (CI) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) on the postoperative outcome in elderly patients with fragile cardiac function undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Methods: Ninety patients with fragile cardiac function, aged 65-90 years old, ASAⅡ or Ⅲ, NYHA Ⅱor Ⅲ, scheduled for abdominal surgery were enrolled in this study.The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: Experience anesthesia group (group E, n=45) and goal-directed hemodynamic management group (G group, n=45)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899298/mechanisms-and-time-course-of-menthol-induced-cutaneous-vasodilation
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Daniel H Craighead, Nathaniel B McCartney, James H Tumlinson, Lacy M Alexander
Menthol is a vasoactive compound that is widely used in topical analgesic agents. Menthol induces cutaneous vasodilation, however the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Determining the rates of appearance and clearance of menthol in the skin is important for optimizing topical treatment formulation and dosing. The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanisms contributing to menthol-mediated cutaneous vasodilation and to establish a time course for menthol appearance/clearance in the skin. Ten young (23±1years, 5 males 5 females) subjects participated in two protocols...
November 27, 2016: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829710/early-norepinephrine-decreases-fluid-and-ventilatory-requirements-in-pediatric-vasodilatory-septic-shock
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Suchitra Ranjit, Rajeswari Natraj, Sathish Kumar Kandath, Niranjan Kissoon, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, Paul E Marik
AIMS: We previously reported that vasodilatation was common in pediatric septic shock, regardless of whether they were warm or cold, providing a rationale for early norepinephrine (NE) to increase venous return (VR) and arterial tone. Our primary aim was to evaluate the effect of smaller fluid bolus plus early-NE versus the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) approach to more liberal fluid boluses and vasoactive-inotropic agents on fluid balance, shock resolution, ventilator support and mortality in children with septic shock...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799777/high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-is-an-effective-treatment-for-severe-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-with-refractory-hypoxemia
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Yu-Xiong Guo, Zhao-Ni Wang, Ya-Ting Li, Li Pan, Li-Fen Yang, Yan Hu, Yue-Yu Sun, Liang-Ming Cai, Zhuang-Gui Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early or primary application of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) has been recently suggested not to offer benefit to patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the rescue effects of HFOV on severe pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS) with hypoxemia refractory to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) remain unclear. This study aimed to determine whether severe PARDS children would benefit from HFOV when oxygenation deteriorated on CMV and to identify any potential risk factors related to mortality...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754186/sp-04-1-the-role-of-natriuretic-peptides-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741282/breathing-maneuvers-as-a-vasoactive-stimulus-for-detecting-inducible-myocardial-ischemia-an-experimental-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Kady Fischer, Dominik P Guensch, Nancy Shie, Julie Lebel, Matthias G Friedrich
BACKGROUND: Breathing maneuvers can elicit a similar vascular response as vasodilatory agents like adenosine; yet, their potential diagnostic utility in the presence of coronary artery stenosis is unknown. The objective of the study is to investigate if breathing maneuvers can non-invasively detect inducible ischemia in an experimental animal model when the myocardium is imaged with oxygenation-sensitive cardiovascular magnetic resonance (OS-CMR). METHODS AND FINDINGS: In 11 anesthetised swine with experimentally induced significant stenosis (fractional flow reserve <0...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713891/vasoactive-agents-for-the-treatment-of-sepsis
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Zhongheng Zhang, Kun Chen
The article describes some commonly used vasoactive agents in patients with septic shock. Depending on their distinct pharmacological properties, their effects on vascular bed and cardiac function are different. For example, dopamine has equivalent effect on heart and vasculature, which can result in increases in cardiac output, mean arterial pressure and heart rate. Dobutamine is considered as inodilator because it has potent effect on cardiac systole and vasculature. Patients with sepsis and septic shock sometimes have coexisting cardiac dysfunction that justifies the use of dobutamine...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665860/neprilysin-inhibition-a-brief-review-of-past-pharmacological-strategies-for-heart-failure-treatment-and-future-directions
#20
Erik H Howell, Scott J Cameron
Heart failure (HF) is a manifestation of aberrant vascular responses and remains a public health concern with a worldwide prevalence of around 23 million and a 5-year mortality numerically equivalent to many cancers. Over the last two decades, mortality from HF reached a plateau with current pharmaceutical agents and mechanical cardiac support. In the last several years, various "novel" pharmaceutical agents have been tested in clinical trials and ultimately met with disappointment, showing only incremental benefit in the treatment of HF...
2016: Cardiology Journal
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