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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923235/association-of-the-cholinergic-muscarinic-m2-receptor-with-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-on-high-dose-antipsychotics
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Masatoshi Miyauchi, Ikuko Kishida, Akira Suda, Yohko Shiraishi, Saki Hattori, Mami Fujibayashi, Masataka Taguri, Chie Ishii, Norio Ishii, Toshio Moritani, Yoshio Hirayasu
BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia have abnormal autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity compared with the general population. One reason for this difference is the muscarinic affinity for antipsychotic drugs; therefore, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the muscarinic receptor gene influence this ANS dysfunction. This study sought to determine the effect of SNPs of the cholinergic muscarinic receptor (CHRM) gene on ANS activity in patients with schizophrenia receiving antipsychotic drugs...
December 7, 2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923207/comparing-the-risks-of-hospitalized-heart-failure-associated-with-glinide-sulfonylurea-and-acarbose-use-in-type-2-diabetes-a-nationwide-study
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Yen-Chieh Lee, Chia-Hsuin Chang, Yaa-Hui Dong, Jou-Wei Lin, Li-Chiu Wu, Jing-Shiang Hwang, Lee-Ming Chuang
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that certain newer anti-diabetic drugs are associated with an increased risk of hospitalized heart failure (HHF). However, the potential risks associated with the use of sulfonylurea and glinide have not been carefully evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance claims database was conducted to examine the risks of HHF among newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic patients who initiated glinide, sulfonylurea, or acarbose therapy during 2006-2012...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923203/corrigendum-to-pericardiocentesis-followed-by-thoracotomy-and-repair-of-penetratingcardiac-injury-caused-by-nail-gun-injury-to-the-heart-int-j-surg-case-rep-2016-23-98-100
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Vasu Chirumamilla, Kartik Prabhakaran, Patrizio Petrone, John A Savino, Corrado P Marini, Zobair Zoha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923154/socioeconomic-position-john-henryism-and-incidence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-finnish-men
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Mahasin S Mujahid, Sherman A James, George A Kaplan, Jukka T Salonen
Previous cross-sectional studies examining whether John Henryism (JH), or high-effort coping with socioeconomic adversity, potentiates the inverse association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and cardiovascular health have focused mainly on hypertension in African Americans. We conducted the first longitudinal test of this hypothesis on incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using data from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study in Finland (N = 1405 men, 42-60 years). We hypothesized that the expected inverse gradient between SEP and AMI risk would be stronger for men scoring high on JH than for those scoring low...
November 25, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923051/electrophysiological-characteristics-of-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-for-the-assessment-of-drug-induced-proarrhythmic-potential
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Wataru Yamamoto, Keiichi Asakura, Hiroyuki Ando, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Atsuko Ojima, Takaaki Uda, Tomoharu Osada, Seiji Hayashi, Chieko Kasai, Norimasa Miyamoto, Hiroyuki Tashibu, Takashi Yoshinaga, Daiju Yamazaki, Atsushi Sugiyama, Yasunari Kanda, Kohei Sawada, Yuko Sekino
The aims of this study were to (1) characterize basic electrophysiological elements of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) that correspond to clinical properties such as QT-RR relationship, (2) determine the applicability of QT correction and analysis methods, and (3) determine if and how these in-vitro parameters could be used in risk assessment for adverse drug-induced effects such as Torsades de pointes (TdP). Field potential recordings were obtained from commercially available hiPSC-CMs using multi-electrode array (MEA) platform with and without ion channel antagonists in the recording solution...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923032/spermidine-to-the-rescue-for-an-aging-heart
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Rafael de Cabo, Pácido Navas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922995/integrating-preventive-cardiovascular-healthcare-into-home-health-a-pilot-study
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Janet R Lynch, Cynthia K Sun, Stacie Deslich
The viability of measuring and integrating preventive cardiovascular care into home healthcare was investigated through a pilot study fielded during 2013 and 2014. The study tested the feasibility of using a data registry to measure preventive cardiovascular care delivered in home healthcare, examined opportunities for quality improvement, and looked at the association between exposure to evidence-based tools and improvement in aspirin use and blood pressure screening and control among a convenience sample of 20 agencies...
January 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922910/impact-of-medicare-s-nonpayment-program-on-hospital-acquired-conditions
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Caroline P Thirukumaran, Laurent G Glance, Helena Temkin-Greener, Meredith B Rosenthal, Yue Li
BACKGROUND: Medicare's Nonpayment Program of 2008 (hereafter called Program) withholds hospital reimbursement for costs related to hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Little is known whether a hospital's Medicare patient load [quantified by the hospital's Medicare utilization ratio (MUR), which is the proportion of inpatient days financed by Medicare] influences its response to the Program. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the Program was associated with changes in HAC incidence, and whether this association varies across hospitals with differential Medicare patient load...
December 5, 2016: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922885/ventricular-assist-device-implantation-configurations-impact-overall-mechanical-circulatory-support-system-thrombogenic-potential
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Wei-Che Chiu, Yared Alemu, Allison J McLarty, Shmuel Einav, Marvin J Slepian, Danny Bluestein
Ventricular assist devices (VAD) became in recent years the standard of care therapy for advanced heart failure with hemodynamic compromise. With the steadily growing population of device recipients, various post-implant complications have been reported, mostly associated with the hyper-shear generated by VADs that enhance their thrombogenicity by activating platelets. While VAD design optimization can significantly improve its thromboresistance, the implanted VAD need to be evaluated as part of a system. Several clinical studies indicated that variability in implantation configurations may contribute to the overall system thrombogenicity...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922883/infection-oxidative-stress-and-changes-in-circulating-regulatory-t-cells-of-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-devices
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Nandan K Mondal, Michael A Sobieski, Si M Pham, Bartley P Griffith, Steven C Koenig, Mark S Slaughter, Zhongjun J Wu
The objective of this study was to investigate the changes in oxidative stress (OS) and circulating regulatory T cells (Tregs) of the immune system in CF-VAD patients with or without infection. We recruited 16 CF-VAD patients (5 with infection and 11 without infection) and 7 healthy volunteers. Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from lymphocytes, superoxide dismutase (SOD) in erythrocyte, total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in plasma were measured. Circulating Tregs were evaluated by flow cytometry...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922882/exercise-hemodynamics-as-a-predictor-of-myocardial-recovery-in-lvad-patients
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Louise Segan, Shane Nanayakkara, Angeline Leet, Donna Vizi, David M Kaye
Mechanical circulatory support using left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has been demonstrated to improve survival in patients with advanced heart failure. LVAD therapy also promotes reverse ventricular remodeling, which in some cases has led to sufficient myocardial recovery to allow LVAD removal. Identification of suitable patients for LVAD removal however remains challenging. We investigated the hypothesis that invasive assessment of exercise hemodynamics may provide additional information in relation to the assessment of contractile reserve in potential candidates for LVAD explant...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922853/heart-sink-topics-in-sexually-transmitted-infections-vaccinations-anal-cancer-screening-and-overlapping-infection-epidemics-in-eastern-europe
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Karen E Rogstad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922813/transcatheter-tricuspid-repair-with-mitraclip-for-severe-primary-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Neil P Fam, Kim A Connelly, Christoph Hammerstingl, Geraldine Ong, Anthony W A Wassef, Heather J Ross, Subodh Verma
Severe tricuspid regurgitation is an independent predictor of adverse outcomes, yet few patients undergo surgery and treatment with medical therapy is often inadequate. Recent studies have reported the use of the MitraClip system (Abbott Vascular) to treat secondary tricuspid regurgitation. We describe the first use of MitraClip to treat severe primary tricuspid regurgitation and right heart failure in a patient with previous cardiac transplantation and high surgical risk.
December 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922771/giant-cell-myocarditis-a-brief-review
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Jin Xu, Erin G Brooks
Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal disease that mainly affects young to middle-aged previously healthy individuals. Early diagnosis is critical, as recent studies have shown that rapidly instituted cyclosporine-based immunosuppression can reduce inflammation and improve transplant-free survival. Before the 1980s, GCM was mainly a diagnosis made at autopsy. Owing to advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic options, it is now increasingly diagnosed on the basis of endomyocardial biopsies, explanted hearts, or apical wedge sections removed at the time of ventricular assist device placement...
December 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922664/expression-of-bcl-2-and-micrornas-in-cardiac-tissues-of-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yong Wang, Min Li, Li Xu, Ju Liu, Dong Wang, Quan Li, Lili Wang, Peijie Li, Shanliang Chen, Tianqi Liu
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is associated with sudden cardiac death and heart failure, resulting in a significant medical burden. The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of DCM remain elusive. In the present study, human cardiac tissues from patients with DCM and healthy donors were collected and their pathology was examined. The expression levels of apoptosis regulator Bcl-2 and fibrosis-associated microRNAs were also evaluated. Extensive myocardial fibrosis and apoptosis in DCM cardiac tissues was observed...
December 2, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922586/hyperuricemia-as-a-risk-factor-for-cardiovascular-disease-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Álvaro Gudiño Gomezjurado
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Several risk factors have been associated with the development of these pathologies. However, there is controversy about whether hyperuricemia is an independent risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. To answer this question, we performed a recent literature review of relevant published material to assess the association of hyperuricemia with four major cardiovascular diseases: hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure and atrial fibrillation...
November 15, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922585/are-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-beneficial-for-anemia-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Diego Araneda, Gabriel Rada
Anemia is a common comorbidity among patients with chronic health failure and appears to be associated with increased mortality and morbidity. However, it is unclear whether correcting it with erythropoiesis stimulating agents improves clinical outcomes. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified 11 systematic reviews including 17 trials overall addressing the question of this article. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings following the GRADE approach...
November 23, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922584/should-sodium-intake-be-restricted-in-chronic-heart-failure
#18
Victoria Castro-Gutiérrez, Gabriel Rada
Sodium restriction has been recommended in chronic heart failure for decades. However, the evidence about the benefit of this measure is not clear, and it might even increase risks. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple databases, we identified three systematic reviews incorporating 13 studies addressing the question of this article, 10 were randomized trials. We extracted data, combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table following the GRADE approach...
December 5, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922567/validity-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-s-psychosocial-screening-interview-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-the-thoresci-study
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Eveline van Montfort, Johan Denollet, Jos Widdershoven, Nina Kupper
AIM: To examine the validity of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) psychosocial screening instrument. METHOD: 508 acute (67%) or elective (33%) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients (mean age=63 years, SD=10; 81% male) completed the ESC screening interview and established questionnaires for psychosocial risk markers, i.e., depression (PHQ-9), anxiety (GAD-7), Type D personality (DS14), hostility (CMHS-7), and marital/work stress (MMQ-6, ERI) during or close after hospital admission...
December 2, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922547/changes-in-stroke-volume-induced-by-lung-recruitment-maneuver-predict-fluid-responsiveness-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-the-operating-room
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Matthieu Biais, Romain Lanchon, Musa Sesay, Lisa Le Gall, Bruno Pereira, Emmanuel Futier, Karine Nouette-Gaulain
BACKGROUND: Lung recruitment maneuver induces a decrease in stroke volume, which is more pronounced in hypovolemic patients. The authors hypothesized that the magnitude of stroke volume reduction through lung recruitment maneuver could predict preload responsiveness. METHODS: Twenty-eight mechanically ventilated patients with low tidal volume during general anesthesia were included. Heart rate, mean arterial pressure, stroke volume, and pulse pressure variations were recorded before lung recruitment maneuver (application of continuous positive airway pressure of 30 cm H2O for 30 s), during lung recruitment maneuver when stroke volume reached its minimal value, and before and after volume expansion (250 ml saline, 0...
December 5, 2016: Anesthesiology
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