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#1
Sevil Alan, Betül Ünal, Aytül Yildirim
Isotretinoin has been considered a unique drug for acne treatment. However, it is associated with numerous adverse effects. Isotretinoin can trigger premature ventricular contractions. This report describes a 33-year-old-woman who presented with palpitations for 1 week while undergoing 1-month isotretinoin treatment for mild-moderate facial acne. An electrocardiogram and Holter monitoring showed premature ventricular contractions during isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Roche) treatment. Isotretinoin-related premature ventricular contractions were strongly suggested in this case due to the existence of documented premature ventricular contractions on electrocardiograms and the disappearance of these premature ventricular contractions two weeks after termination of the treatment To the authors' knowledge, there has been 1 reported case of premature ventricular contractions linked to isotretinoin use; this report describes a second such case...
November 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096374/phylogenetic-analysis-of-the-human-antibody-repertoire-reveals-quantitative-signatures-of-immune-senescence-and-aging
#2
Charles F A de Bourcy, Cesar J Lopez Angel, Christopher Vollmers, Cornelia L Dekker, Mark M Davis, Stephen R Quake
The elderly have reduced humoral immunity, as manifested by increased susceptibility to infections and impaired vaccine responses. To investigate the effects of aging on B-cell receptor (BCR) repertoire evolution during an immunological challenge, we used a phylogenetic distance metric to analyze Ig heavy-chain transcript sequences in both young and elderly individuals before and after influenza vaccination. We determined that BCR repertoires become increasingly specialized over a span of decades, but less plastic...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079870/impact-of-l-carnitine-supplementation-on-metabolic-profiles-in-premature-infants
#3
R H Clark, D H Chace, A R Spitzer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the influence that of l-carnitine supplementation on acylcarnitine (AC) profiles and hospital outcomes in premature infants. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a secondary analysis of previously reported work. Metabolic profiles were obtained using standard newborn techniques on infants born between 23 and 31 completed weeks of gestation. The profiles were drawn within the first 24 h after birth and on approximately days 7, 28 and 42 of life, or at the time of discharge...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061370/fine-particulate-air-pollution-and-premature-ventricular-contractions-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
#4
Wesley T O'Neal, Elsayed Z Soliman, Jimmy T Efird, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Leslie A McClure
BACKGROUND: It is unknown if higher levels of ambient particulate matter (PM) exposure increase the risk for premature ventricular contractions (PVC) in a population-based study of men and women, and if this relationship varies by race or sex. METHODS: We examined the association of PM <2.5µm in diameter (PM2.5) concentration with PVCs in 26,121 (mean age=64±9.3 years; 55% female; 41% black) participants from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058808/repeatability-of-ectopic-beats-from-48-hr-ambulatory-electrocardiography-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Michelle L Meyer, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lisa M Wruck, Thomas H Mosley, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Anna K Poon, Eric A Whitsel, Alvaro Alonso, Gerardo Heiss, Laura R Loehr
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the repeatability of ectopic beats, defined by premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), on ambulatory electrocardiogram (aECG) monitoring and evaluate the effect of length of aECG monitoring on the repeatability estimates. METHODS: This analysis includes 95 randomly selected participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC; 2011-2013). The participants wore a Holter monitor for two, 48-hr periods separated by a mean of 38 days following an identical, standardized protocol...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049863/the-effect-of-acute-stress-on-esophageal-motility-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-healthy-humans
#6
Hong Sub Lee, Chung Kyun Noh, Kwang Jae Lee
Background/Aims: Little research has been done to evaluate the effect of stress in exacerbating the symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate the effect of acute stress on esophageal motility and GER parameters in healthy volunteers. Methods: A total of 10 (M:F = 8:2, median age 34 years-old) healthy volunteers without any recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms participated in this study. They underwent esophageal high-resolution manometry with 10 wet swallows (Experiment I) and esophageal impedance-pH monitoring (Experiment II) in the basal period and in the stress period...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032935/a-double-ventricular-response-through-dual-av-nodal-pathways-can-mimic-a-premature-ventricular-contraction
#7
Taihei Itoh, Takumi Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029462/-prediction-of-preterm-delivery-in-symptomatic-women-preterm-labor
#8
G Benoist
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictors of spontaneous preterm birth in case of preterm labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search in Medline and Cochrane databases and recommendations of international societies. Selection of studies in symptomatic women (with preterm labor). RESULTS: Preterm labor is defined as a clinical situation occurring between 22 and 36 weeks + 6 days, in which cervical changes are observed associated with uterine contractions, evolving spontaneously or not to preterm delivery (Professional consensus)...
October 28, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028497/providing-an-efficient-algorithm-for-finding-r-peaks-in-ecg-signals-and-detecting-ventricular-abnormalities-with-morphological-features
#9
Mohammad Pooyan, Fateme Akhoondi
Ventricular arrhythmias are one of the most important causes of annual deaths in the world, which may lead to sudden cardiac deaths. Accurate and early diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias in heart diseases is essential for preventing mortality in cardiac patients. Ventricular activity on the electrocardiogram (ECG) signal is in the interval from the beginning of QRS complex to T wave end. Variations in the ECG signal and its features may indicate heart condition of patients. The first step to extract features of ECG in time domain is finding R peaks...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Signals and Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026917/voltage-combined-with-pace-mapping-is-simple-and-effective-for-ablation-of-noninducible-premature-ventricular-contractions-originating-from-the-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
#10
Zefeng Wang, Heping Zhang, Hui Peng, Xuhua Shen, Zhijun Sun, Can Zhao, Ruiqing Dong, Huikuan Gao, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) can resist conventional mapping strategies. Studies regarding optimal mapping and ablation methods for patients with noninducible RVOT-PVCs are limited. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel mapping strategy for these cases: voltage mapping combined with pace mapping. HYPOTHESIS: METHODS: We retrospectively included symptomatic patients (n = 148; 76 males; age, 44...
December 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012210/elimination-of-ventricular-arrhythmia-in-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-by-targeting-catecholamine-sensitive-area-a-dominant-subordinate-relationship-between-origin-sites-of-bidirectional-ventricular-premature-contractions
#11
Yasuhiro Shirai, Masahiko Goya, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shozaburo Doi, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
We report on a patient diagnosed with CPVT who underwent catheter ablation of VPCs induced by epinephrine. VPCs were classified roughly into 3 types. Type 1 and Type 2 VPCs (RBBB configuration and inferior axis) were eliminated by radio frequency applications at the left aortic sinus of Valsalva and the anterolateral papillary muscle (APM), respectively. Although no spontaneous VPCs were seen after the elimination of Type 1 and 2 VPCs, pacing resulting in capture at the APM induced type 3 VPC (RBBB configuration and superior axis) reproducibly...
December 24, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011827/localization-of-premature-ventricular-contractions-from-the-papillary-muscles-using-the-standard-12-lead-electrocardiogram-a-feasibility-study-using-a-novel-cardiac-isochrone-positioning-system
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Peter M van Dam, Noel G Boyle, Michael M Laks, Roderick Tung
AIMS: The precise localization of the site of origin of a premature ventricular contraction (PVC) prior to ablation can facilitate the planning and execution of the electrophysiological procedure. In clinical practice, the targeted ablation site is estimated from the standard 12-lead ECG. The accuracy of this qualitative estimation has limitations, particularly in the localization of PVCs originating from the papillary muscles. Clinical available electrocardiographic imaging (ECGi) techniques that incorporate patient-specific anatomy may improve the localization of these PVCs, but require body surface maps with greater specificity for the epicardium...
December 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980762/catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-ectopy-with-para-hisian-origin-importance-of-mapping-both-sides-of-the-interventricular-septum-and-understanding-when-to-stop-ablating
#13
Antonio Madaffari, Anett Große, Santi Raffa, Markus Frommhold, Agnes Fink, J Christoph Geller
Catheter ablation of para-Hisian premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) still represents a challenge and is a compromise between success and inadvertent AV block. We describe a possible strategy to address PVCs from this location with high-amplitude His-bundle potentials at the site of earliest activation.
December 2016: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977552/lack-of-pertussis-protective-antibodies-in-healthcare-providers-taking-care-of-neonates-and-infants-in-a-children-s-hospital
#14
Hsuan-Yin Ma, Sung-Ching Pan, Jann-Tay Wang, Ying-Chieh Liu, Luan-Yin Chang, Pei-Lan Shao, Wu-Shiun Hsieh, Chun-Yi Lu, Li-Min Huang
Contact tracing and seroepidemiologic studies were done after a premature baby contracted pertussis in a children's hospital. No infection source was confirmed. Four (3.5%) healthcare providers were positive for anti-pertussis IgM, while only 23 % (26/113) positive for IgG in a following survey. Pertussis vaccination for healthcare providers is needed.
December 12, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965383/defects-in-cd4-t-cell-lfa-1-integrin-dependent-adhesion-and-proliferation-protect-cd47-mice-from-eae
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Veronica Azcutia, Ribal Bassil, Jan M Herter, Daniel Engelbertsen, Gail Newton, Anu Autio, Tanya Mayadas, Andrew H Lichtman, Samia J Khoury, Charles A Parkos, Wassim Elyaman, Francis W Luscinskas
CD47 is known to play an important role in CD4(+) T cell homeostasis. We recently reported a reduction in mice deficient in the Cd47 gene (Cd47(-/-)) CD4(+) T cell adhesion and transendothelial migration (TEM) in vivo and in vitro as a result of impaired expression of high-affinity forms of LFA-1 and VLA-4 integrins. A prior study concluded that Cd47(-/-) mice were resistant to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as a result of complete failure in CD4(+) T cell activation after myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein peptide 35-55 aa (MOG35-55) immunization...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909491/idiopathic-vpc-distribution-of-foci-and-tips-of-ablation
#16
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Jose C Pachon M Md PhD, Tasso J Lobo Md, Enrique I Pachon M Md, Tomas G Santillana P Md, Carlos Tc Pachon Md, Juan C Pachon M Md, Remy N Albornoz V Md, Juan C Zerpa A Md, Felipe A Ortencio Md
Idiopathic Ventricular Premature Contraction (VPC) is currently more routinely referred for electrophysiology evaluation. Usually it carries a good prognosis but, when symptomatic or suspected to produce ventricular dysfunction, will require treatment. Nowadays, RF ablation has great advantages over antiarrhythmic drugs. Classically the outflow tract (right or left), with the typical inferior axis with left (eventually right) bundle brunch block like ECG morphology, is considered the most frequent site of origin for idiopathic VPC, but with the widespread of EP procedures and advancement of technology making possible to map and ablate difficult locations, it is possible to see a growing and changing population referred for idiopathic VPC ablation, displaying that, almost any region of the heart may be source of this kind of arrhythmia that can be successfully treated...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906419/sch-79797-a-selective-par1-antagonist-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-arrhythmias-in-the-rat-hearts
#17
O Y Mohamed, A A Al-Masri, E A El Eter, R Lateef
OBJECTIVE: Thrombin is implicated in the genesis of arrhythmias and activation of thrombin receptors exacerbated ventricular arrhythmias following coronary artery ligation. The present study was designed to investigate the possible protective effect of the protease-activated receptor-1 antagonist, SCH79797 against ischemia and reperfusion arrhythmias in the rat heart. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy male Wistar rats (250-350 g) were anesthetized with urethane. Coronary artery ligation was performed for 5 minutes followed by 10 minutes reperfusion...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890733/differences-in-the-onset-mode-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-between-patients-with-j-wave-in-anterior-leads-and-those-with-j-wave-in-inferolateral-leads
#18
Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Wataru Shimizu, Shiro Kamakura, Kengo Kusano
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological mechanism of J wave in anterior leads (A-leads) and inferolateral leads (L-leads) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the onset mode and circadian distribution of ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA) episodes between patients with early repolarization syndrome (ERS) and Brugada syndrome (BrS). METHODS: The study enrolled 35 patients with ERS and 52 patients with type 1 BrS with spontaneous ventricular fibrillation who were divided into 4 groups: ERS(A+L) (n = 15), patients with ERS who had a non-type 1 Brugada pattern electrocardiogram in any A-leads (second to fourth intercostal spaces) in control and/or after drug provocation tests; ERS(L) (n = 20), patients with ERS with J wave only in L-leads; BrS(A) (n = 24), patients with BrS without J wave in L-leads; and BrS(A+L) (n = 28), patients with BrS with J wave in L-leads...
November 23, 2016: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884152/use-of-self-gated-radial-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-to-detect-and-classify-arrhythmias-atrial-fibrillation-and-premature-ventricular-contraction
#19
Eve Piekarski, Teodora Chitiboi, Rebecca Ramb, Li Feng, Leon Axel
BACKGROUND: Arrhythmia can significantly alter the image quality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR); automatic detection and sorting of the most frequent types of arrhythmias during the CMR acquisition could potentially improve image quality. New CMR techniques, such as non-Cartesian CMR, can allow self-gating: from cardiac motion-related signal changes, we can detect cardiac cycles without an electrocardiogram. We can further use this data to obtain a surrogate for RR intervals (valley intervals: VV)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875822/cellular-senescence-immunosenescence-and-hiv
#20
Tamàs Fülöp, Georges Herbein, Andrea Cossarizza, Jacek M Witkowski, Eric Frost, Gilles Dupuis, Graham Pawelec, Anis Larbi
Aging is a complex biological process that leads to several physiological changes. Among these changes, the most striking are those involving the innate and adaptive parts of the immune system. Furthermore, these changes are associated with a low-grade inflammation called inflamm-aging, which is the result of several lifelong antigenic stimulations, including chronic viral infections such as cytomegalovirus. Immunosenescence, concomitantly with inflamm-aging, is considered as the leading cause of age-related diseases including cardiovascular, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases, and cancer...
2017: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
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