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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342097/time-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-device-for-monitoring-muscle-oxidative-metabolism-custom-probe-and-in-vivo-applications
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Rebecca Re, Ileana Pirovano, Davide Contini, Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli
Measurement of muscle oxidative metabolism is of interest for monitoring the training status in athletes and the rehabilitation process in patients. Time domain near infrared spectroscopy (TD NIRS) is an optical technique that allows the non-invasive measurement of the hemodynamic parameters in muscular tissue: concentrations of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin, total hemoglobin content, and tissue oxygen saturation. In this paper, we present a novel TD NIRS medical device for muscle oxidative metabolism. A custom-printed 3D probe, able to host optical elements for signal acquisition from muscle, was develop for TD NIRS in vivo measurements...
January 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340275/timing-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-an-italian-hepatologist-s-perspective
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Andrea Mancuso
Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) management flow-chart is derived from experts' opinion and is not evidence-based. Guidelines suggest BCS management should follow a stepwise strategy: medical therapy as first-line treatment, revascularization or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) if no response to medical therapy, and liver transplant as rescue therapy. Recent evidence suggests that only medical therapy results in a bad long-term outcome. The biggest criticism of guidelines is the indication that BCS should receive further treatment only when hemodynamic consequences of portal hypertension become clinically evident...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336990/failure-of-intracardiac-pacing-after-fatal-propafenone-overdose-a-case-report
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Ivan Zeljković, Nikola Bulj, Matea Kolačević, Vedran Čabrilo, Diana Delić Brkljačić, Šime Manola
BACKGROUND: Propafenone is a sodium-channel blocker, class IC antiarrhythmic drug, frequently used to manage supraventricular dysrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation. We report a self mono-intoxication with propafenone. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman presented with a decreased level of consciousness, hypotension, and electrocardiogram showing QRS widening with atrial asystole and extreme bradycardia < 20 beats/min. After initial stabilization with transcutaneous pacing, laboratory findings detected normal electrolyte ranges and metabolic acidosis, and her medical history revealed availability of propafenone due to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and depressive syndrome, which led to the suspicion of intoxication...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336626/antihypertensive-monotherapy-or-combined-therapy-which-is-more-effective-on-functional-status
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Liliana C Baptista, André Pinto Amorim, João Valente-Dos-Santos, Aristides M Machado-Rodrigues, Manuel Teixeira Veríssimo, Raul A Martins
BACKGROUND: This study aims to analyze the effects of anti-hypertensive monotherapy and combined therapy on functional status, and cardiovascular risk outcomes in older adults. METHODS: This longitudinal non-randomized cohort study, involved hypertensive older adults (n = 440) aged 60 or more years with comorbidities. Participants underwent a community exercise training program and one of the following 2 conditions: i) use of daily mono-dose angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi; n= 232); ii) combined therapy including ACEi plus other class agent (Combined; n= 208)...
January 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336389/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-myocardial-protective-effects-of-isoflurane-with-propofol-in-patients-undergoing-elective-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-on-cardiopulmonary-bypass-assessed-by-changes-in-n-terminal-brain-natriuretic-peptide
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Balaji Kuppuswamy, Kirubakaran Davis, Raj Sahajanandan, Manickam Ponniah
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to compare the myocardial protective effects of isoflurane with propofol in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the cardio protection been assessed by changes in N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (NT proBNP). Methodology and Design: This study is designed as a participant blinded, prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333220/outcomes-of-left-ventricular-function-according-to-treatment-response-for-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-infants
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Soo Jung Kang, Young Sun Cho, Seo Jung Hwang, Hyo Jin Kim
Background: To evaluate the outcomes of left ventricular (LV) function according to treatment response for a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (hsPDA) in preterm infants. Methods: Echocardiograms of 21 preterm infants born at gestational age < 31 weeks obtained at term-equivalent age were retrospectively studied. Among preterm infants with a hsPDA, 9 underwent ligation after failure of pharmacological closure (ligation group) and 6 experienced successful pharmacological closure (medication group)...
December 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329694/management-of-refractory-vasodilatory-shock
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Jacob C Jentzer, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Ashish K Khanna, Lakhmir S Chawla, Laurence W Busse, Kianoush B Kashani
Refractory shock is a lethal manifestation of cardiovascular failure defined by an inadequate hemodynamic response to high doses of vasopressor medications. Approximately 7% of critically ill patients will develop refractory shock, with short-term mortality exceeding 50%. Refractory vasodilatory shock develops from uncontrolled vasodilation and vascular hyporesponsiveness to endogenous vasoconstrictors, causing failure of physiologic vasoregulatory mechanisms. Standard approaches to initial management of shock include fluid resuscitation and initiation of norepinephrine...
January 9, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328496/hypotension-risk-based-on-vasoactive-agent-discontinuation-order-in-patients-in-the-recovery-phase-of-septic-shock
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Gretchen L Sacha, Simon W Lam, Abhijit Duggal, Heather Torbic, Anita J Reddy, Seth R Bauer
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Patients with septic shock often require vasoactive agents for hemodynamic support; however, the optimal approach to discontinuing these agents once patients reach the recovery phase is currently unknown. The objective of this evaluation was to compare the incidence of hypotension within 24 hours based on the discontinuation order of norepinephrine (NE) and vasopressin (AVP) in patients in the recovery phase of septic shock. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
January 12, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326837/one-stage-approach-for-hybrid-atrial-fibrillation-treatment
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Vincent Umbrain, Christian Verborgh, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Carlo De Asmundis, Pedro Brugada, Mark La Meir
The one-stage approach for hybrid atrial fibrillation involves the simultaneous and close cooperation of different medical specialties. This review attempts to describe its challenging issues, exposing a plan to balance thrombotic risk and bleeding risk. It describes the combined surgical-electrophysiological procedure. Specific topics, involving hemodynamic, fluid and respiratory management during surgery are considered, and problems related to postoperative pain are surveyed.
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324626/vascular-effects-of-adrenomedullin-and-the-anti-adrenomedullin-antibody-adrecizumab-in-sepsis
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Christopher Geven, Andreas Bergmann, Matthijs Kox, Peter Pickkers
Sepsis remains a major scientific and medical challenge, for which, apart from significant refinements in supportive therapy, treatment has barely changed over the last few decades. During sepsis, both vascular tone and vascular integrity are compromised, and contribute to the development of shock. The free circulating peptide adrenomedullin (ADM) is involved in regulation of the endothelial barrier function and tone of blood vessels. Several animal studies have shown that ADM administration improves outcome of sepsis...
January 10, 2018: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322987/complications-related-to-sitting-position-during-pediatric-neurosurgery-an-institutional-experience-and-review-of-literature
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Priyanka Gupta, Girija P Rath, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Parmod K Bithal
BACKGROUND: Sitting position is preferred during posterior fossa surgeries as it provides better anatomical orientation and a clear surgical field. However, its use has been declining due to its propensity to cause life-threatening complications. This study was carried out to analyze the perioperative complications and postoperative course of children who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 97 children (<18 years) who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position over a period of 12 years, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319574/risk-factors-of-vasopressor-induced-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene
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Jung Woo Kwon, Min Ki Hong, Bo Young Park
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is an uncommon syndrome showing symmetrical gangrene in acral regions without evidence of large-vessel occlusion or vasculitis. Intravenous vasopressors are frequently used to manage hemodynamically unstable patients. There have been few reports about SPG after using inotropics. However, risk factors for SPG have not been extensively studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze several cases of SPG and identify risk factors for SPG...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319396/detrimental-effect-of-systemic-vascular-risk-factors-on-brain-hemodynamic-function-assessed-with-mri
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Kevin S King, Min Sheng, Peiying Liu, Christopher D Maroules, Craig D Rubin, Ron M Peshock, Roderick W McColl, Hanzhang Lu
Background and purpose Vascular risk factors have been associated with decreased cerebral blood flow (CBF) but this is etiologically nonspecific and may result from vascular insufficiency or a response to decreased brain metabolic activity. We apply new MRI techniques to measure oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) and cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption (CMRO2), hypothesizing that decreased CBF related to these vascular risk factors will be associated with increased OEF, confirming a primary vascular insufficiency...
January 1, 2018: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318791/impact-of-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty-on-hemodynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-the-initial-korean-experience
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Woochan Kwon, Jeong Hoon Yang, Taek Kyu Park, Sung A Chang, Dong Seop Jung, Young Seok Cho, Sung Mok Kim, Tae Jung Kim, Hye Yoon Park, Seung Hyuk Choi, Duk Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND: The treatment of choice for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA). However, not all patients are eligible for PEA, and some patients experience recurrence of pulmonary hypertension even after PEA. METHODS: Patients who underwent balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) between December 2015 and April 2017 were enrolled from the Samsung Medical Center CTEPH registry. Enrolled patients underwent right heart catheterization, echocardiography, and 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) at baseline, 4 and 24 weeks after their first BPA session...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317943/acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-characteristics-and-clinical-outcome-of-patients-treated-with-an-intensive-protocol
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Georgia Diamantopoulou, Christos Konstantakis, Anastasia Kottorοu, Georgios Skroubis, Georgios Theocharis, Vasileios Theopistos, Christos Triantos, Vasiliki Nikolopoulou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
Background: In recent years major advances have been made in the management of patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics and clinical outcome of patients with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (ALGIB) treated with an intensive protocol. Methods: We analyzed the medical records of 528 patients with ALGIB. All patients after hemodynamic stabilization underwent colonoscopy during the first 24 h of hospitalization and capsule enteroscopy when needed...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317120/preoperative-invasive-hemodynamic-determinants-of-survival-among-patients-undergoing-aortic-or-mitral-valve-surgery
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David X Zhuo, Kenneth C Bilchick, Sula Mazimba
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of preoperative invasive hemodynamic parameters with mortality in valvular heart surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 382 patients who underwent preoperative right and/or left heart catheterization before open aortic valve replacement (AVR), open mitral valve repair/replacement (MVR), or combined AVR and MVR, from July 2009 to December 2014...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313269/patient-specific-modeling-of-hemodynamics-supporting-surgical-planning-in-a-fontan-circulation-correction
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Theodorus M J van Bakel, Kevin D Lau, Jennifer Hirsch-Romano, Santi Trimarchi, Adam L Dorfman, C Alberto Figueroa
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a modeling technique that enables calculation of the behavior of fluid flows in complex geometries. In cardiovascular medicine, CFD methods are being used to calculate patient-specific hemodynamics for a variety of applications, such as disease research, noninvasive diagnostics, medical device evaluation, and surgical planning. This paper provides a concise overview of the methods to perform patient-specific computational analyses using clinical data, followed by a case study where CFD-supported surgical planning is presented in a patient with Fontan circulation complicated by unilateral pulmonary arteriovenous malformations...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303444/reductions-in-brain-pericytes-are-associated-with-arteriovenous-malformation-vascular-instability
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Ethan A Winkler, Harjus Birk, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Xiaolin Chen, John K Yue, Diana Guo, W Caleb Rutledge, George F Lasker, Carlene Partow, Tarik Tihan, Edward F Chang, Hua Su, Helen Kim, Brian P Walcott, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) are rupture-prone tangles of blood vessels with direct shunting of blood flow between arterial and venous circulations. The molecular and/or cellular mechanisms contributing to bAVM pathogenesis and/or destabilization in sporadic lesions have remained elusive. Initial insights into AVM formation have been gained through models of genetic AVM syndromes. And while many studies have focused on endothelial cells, the contributions of other vascular cell types have yet to be systematically studied...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302121/use-of-a-modified-cardiopulmonary-bypass-circuit-for-suction-embolectomy-with-the-angiovac-device
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Cara M Michelson, Cornelius M Dyke, Douglas J Wick, Rory Guenther, Dylan Dangerfield, Matthew E Wiisanen
The AngioVac suction cannula and circuit were designed for the percutaneous removal of soft thrombus and emboli in procedures requiring extracorporeal circulatory support. We describe a modification of the AngioVac suction catheter and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit to effectively remove thrombus while maintaining the ability to rapidly initiate full CPBs during a medical crisis. This article will discuss the design concepts of the modified circuit as well as procedural protocols and considerations. The design modifications of incorporating an oxygenator, reservoir, and bridge allow for an increased flexibility that allows adaption to veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or full CPB support when required for oxygenation or hemodynamic support...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295851/proteomic-profiling-for-cardiovascular-biomarker-discovery-in-orthostatic-hypotension
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Madeleine Johansson, Fabrizio Ricci, Nay Aung, Richard Sutton, Olle Melander, Artur Fedorowski
Orthostatic hypotension (OH) has been linked with higher incidence of cardiovascular disease, but little is known about the mechanisms behind this association. We aimed to identify cardiovascular disease biomarkers associated with OH through a proteomic profiling approach. Seven hundred seventy-eight patients with unexplained syncope or orthostatic intolerance underwent head-up tilt test and supine blood samples. Of these, 220 met diagnostic criteria of OH, and 179 demonstrated normal hemodynamic response during head-up tilt test...
January 2, 2018: Hypertension
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