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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773686/drivers-of-the-dive-response-in-pinnipeds-apnea-submergence-or-temperature
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Jeppe Kaczmarek, Colleen Reichmuth, Birgitte I McDonald, Jakob H Kristensen, Josefin Larson, Fredrik Johansson, Jenna L Sullivan, Peter T Madsen
Long and deep dives in marine mammals are enabled by high mass-specific oxygen stores and the dive response (DR), which reduces oxygen consumption in concert with increased peripheral vasoconstriction and a lowered heart rate during dives. Diving heart rates of pinnipeds are highly variable and modulated by many factors, such as breath holding (apnea), pressure, swimming activity, temperature, and even cognitive control. However, the individual effects of these factors on diving heart rate are poorly understood due to the difficulty of parsing their relative contributions in diving pinnipeds...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768360/clinical-efficacy-of-xenon-versus-propofol-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yimeng Xia, Hongwei Fang, Jindong Xu, Chenfei Jia, Guorong Tao, Buwei Yu
BACKGROUND: Interest in the anesthetic use of xenon, a noble gas, has waxed and waned for decades, and the clinical effects of xenon are still debated. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the clinical efficacy of xenon with that of propofol. METHODS: Electronic searches were performed through December 2017 using various databases, including PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library. We identified thirteen trials that included a total of 817 patients. RESULTS: Patients treated with xenon had a lower bispectral index (BIS) (weighted mean difference (WMD): -6...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750696/patient-controlled-versus-clinician-controlled-sedation-with-propofol-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analyses
#3
Lukas Kreienbühl, Nadia Elia, Elvire Pfeil-Beun, Bernhard Walder, Martin R Tramèr
BACKGROUND: Sedation with propofol is frequently used to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Propofol can be administrated by the patient (patient-controlled sedation [PCS]) or by a clinician (clinician-controlled sedation [CCS]). We aimed to compare these 2 techniques. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, CENTRAL, and trial registries were searched up to October 2017 for randomized controlled trials comparing PCS with CCS with propofol. The primary end points were the risks of presenting at least 1 episode of oxygen desaturation, arterial hypotension, and bradycardia, and the risk of requiring a rescue intervention (pharmacologic therapies or physical maneuvers) for sedation-related adverse events...
May 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746871/discrete-typing-units-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-detected-by-real-time-pcr-in-chilean-patients-with-chronic-chagas-cardiomyopathy
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Catalina Muñoz-San Martín, Inés Zulantay, Miguel Saavedra, Cristián Fuentealba, Gabriela Muñoz, Werner Apt
Chagas disease is a major public health problem in Latin America and has spread to other countries due to immigration of infected persons. 10-30% of patients with chronic Chagas disease will develop cardiomyopathy. Chagas cardiomyopathy is the worst form of the disease, due to its high morbidity and mortality. Because of its prognostic value and adequate medical monitoring, it is very important to identify infected people who could develop Chagas cardiomyopathy. The aim of this study was to determine if discrete typing units (DTUs) of Trypanosoma cruzi are related to the presence of heart disease in patients with chronic Chagas disease...
May 7, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746848/nitric-oxide-alterations-in-cardiovascular-system-of-rats-with-parkinsonism-induced-by-6-ohda-and-submitted-to-previous-exercise
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Lorena de Jager, Eric Diego Turossi Amorim, Bruno Fernando Cruz Lucchetti, Fernanda Novi Cortegoso Lopes, Carlos Cesar Crestani, Phileno Pinge-Filho, Marli Cardoso Martins-Pinge
Studies showed that physical exercise decreases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) as slowing its progression. During aerobic training, nitric oxide (NO) increases in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of individuals with PD. However, no study has evaluated the effects of exercise on peripheral NO levels and its modulatory effects on cardiovascular dysfunctions of subjects with PD. Trained (T) or sedentary (S) animals underwent stereotactic surgery for bilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) or vehicle microinfusion (Sham group)...
May 7, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725389/imaging-characteristics-and-pathogenesis-of-intracranial-artery-stenosis-in-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Wenyuan Xu, Ning Xie, Cheng Zhang, Qin Huang
The current study aimed to investigate the imaging characteristics and pathogenesis of intracranial artery stenosis in patients with acute cerebral infarction. In total, 84 patients diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction were recruited. Magnetic resonance angiography was performed to detect the existence of intracranial artery stenosis or occlusion. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion weighted imaging were employed to analyze the infarction types and characteristics. In the majority of patients, the infarction resulted from internal carotid stenosis (77 cases; 91...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719456/increased-store-operated-ca-2-entry-mediated-by-gnb5-and-stim1
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Namju Kang, Jung Yun Kang, Soonhong Park, Dong Min Shin
Recent human genetic studies have shown that Gβ5 is related to various clinical symptoms, such as sinus bradycardia, cognitive disability, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although the calcium signaling cascade is closely associated with a heterotrimeric G-protein, the function of Gβ5 in calcium signaling and its relevance to clinical symptoms remain unknown. In this study, we investigated the in vitro changes of store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) with exogenous expression of Gβ5. The cells expressing Gβ5 had enhanced SOCE after depletion of calcium ion inside the endoplasmic reticulum...
May 2018: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718149/a-common-co-morbidity-modulates-disease-expression-and-treatment-efficacy-in-inherited-cardiac-sodium-channelopathy
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Mathilde R Rivaud, John A Jansen, Pieter G Postema, Eline A Nannenberg, Yuka Mizusawa, Roel van der Nagel, Rianne Wolswinkel, Ingeborg van der Made, Gerard A Marchal, Sridharan Rajamani, Luiz Belardinelli, J Peter van Tintelen, Michael W T Tanck, Allard C van der Wal, Jacques M T de Bakker, Harold V van Rijen, Esther E Creemers, Arthur A M Wilde, Maarten P van den Berg, Toon A B van Veen, Connie R Bezzina, Carol Ann Remme
Aims: Management of patients with inherited cardiac ion channelopathy is hindered by variability in disease severity and sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk. Here, we investigated the modulatory role of hypertrophy on arrhythmia and SCD risk in sodium channelopathy. Methods and results: Follow-up data was collected from 164 individuals positive for the SCN5A-1795insD founder mutation and 247 mutation-negative relatives. A total of 38 (obligate) mutation-positive patients died suddenly or suffered life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia...
April 27, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702540/safety-of-dexamethasone-for-nausea-and-vomiting-prophylaxis-in-children-receiving-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Edric Paw Cho Sing, Tal Schechter, Muhammad Ali, Lillian Sung, L Lee Dupuis
BACKGROUND: Many children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) experience chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) despite receiving prophylaxis. Guideline-consistent CINV prophylaxis includes dexamethasone, but uncertainty with regard to safety potentially limits the use of dexamethasone in children. We describe immediate adverse events (AEs) attributable to dexamethasone given for CINV prophylaxis to children during HSCT conditioning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children enrolled in a previous prospective study were retrospectively analyzed...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694556/exercise-training-attenuates-sympathetic-activity-and-improves-morphometry-of-splenic-arterioles-in-spontaneously-hipertensive-rats
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Marina de Paiva Lemos, Gustavo Ribeiro da Mota, Moacir Marocolo, Carla Cristina de Sordi, Rosângela Soares Chriguer, Octávio Barbosa Neto
BACKGROUND: Alterations in the structure of resistance vessels contribute to elevated systemic vascular resistance in hypertension and are linked to sympathetic hyperactivity and related lesions in target organs. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of exercise training on hemodynamic and autonomic parameters, as well as splenic arteriolar damages in male Wistar Kyoto (WKY) and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats (SHR). METHODS: Normotensive sedentary (WKYS) and trained (WKYT) rats, and hypertensive sedentary (SHRS) and trained (SHRT) rats were included in this study...
March 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687909/breath-hold-diving
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John R Fitz-Clarke
Breath-hold diving is practiced by recreational divers, seafood divers, military divers, and competitive athletes. It involves highly integrated physiology and extreme responses. This article reviews human breath-hold diving physiology beginning with an historical overview followed by a summary of foundational research and a survey of some contemporary issues. Immersion and cardiovascular adjustments promote a blood shift into the heart and chest vasculature. Autonomic responses include diving bradycardia, peripheral vasoconstriction, and splenic contraction, which help conserve oxygen...
March 25, 2018: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686614/traditional-chinese-medicine-for-bradyarrhythmia-evidence-and-potential-mechanisms
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Shuo Liu, Guihua Tian, Jing Chen, Xiaoyu Zhang, Aiming Wu, Min Li, Yang Sun, Baoshan Liu, Yanwei Xing, Hongcai Shang
Importance: The incidence of Bradyarrhythmias is high among the population. However, at early stages of the disease, it cannot always get enough attention and is lack of safe and effective therapies, until it is serious enough to resort to pacemaker implantation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of treating Bradyarrhythmia, with a lot of formulas being widely used in clinical practice. While the effectiveness and the underlying mechanisms of these formulas have not yet been clearly identified...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652656/electrocardiogram-abnormalities-related-to-anti-malarials-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Taneisha K McGhie, Paula Harvey, Jiandong Su, Nicole Anderson, George Tomlinson, Zahi Touma
OBJECTIVES: Cardiotoxicity with potential conduction/structural abnormalities on electrocardiogram (ECG) have been reported with anti-malarial (AM). We aimed to study whether cumulative AM is associated with ECG abnormalities. METHODS: A standard resting supine ECG was performed on consecutive patients attending the Lupus Clinic since 2012. ECG abnormalities were grouped into structural [left ventricular hypertrophy or atrial enlargement] and conduction abnormalities [prolonged corrected QT interval (QTc), short PR interval, left bundle branch block (LBBB), right bundle branch block (RBBB) and atrioventricular block (AVB), bradycardia, tachycardia, premature atrial complex, ectopic atrial rhythm, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular complex and ventricular bigeminy]...
April 13, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629694/effect-of-gastric-lavage-on-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-and-feed-intolerance-in-vigorous-infants-born-with-meconium-stained-amniotic-fluid-a-randomized-control-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shrishail Gidaganti, M M A Faridi, Manish Narang, Prerna Batra
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of meconium aspiration syndrome and feed intolerance in infants born through meconium stained amniotic fluid with or without gastric lavage performed at birth. SETTING: Neonatal unit of a teaching hospital in New Delhi, India. DESIGN: Parallel group unmasked randomized controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 700 vigorous infants of gestational age ≥34 weeks from through meconium stained amniotic fluid...
March 15, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626366/six-year-follow-up-of-the-initial-dutch-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-cohort-long-term-complications-replacements-and-battery-longevity
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Anne-Floor B E Quast, Vincent F van Dijk, Sing-Chien Yap, Alexander H Maass, Lucas V A Boersma, Dominic A Theuns, Reinoud E Knops
INTRODUCTION: Experience with the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) is expanding rapidly. However, data on long-term performance or complications related to elective generator replacement is lacking. METHODS: Follow-up (FU) data of all patients implanted between December 2008 and April 2011 were collected. Complications were defined as those requiring surgical intervention. Kaplan-Meier estimates for complication and shock rates, with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI), were calculated...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616317/outcomes-of-patients-with-myelofibrosis-treated-with-compassionate-use-pacritinib-a-sponsor-independent-international-study
#17
J Mascarenhas, E Virtgaym, M Stal, H Blacklock, A T Gerds, R Mesa, P Ganly, D Snyder, I Tabbara, D Tremblay, E Moshier
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a chronic yet progressive myeloid neoplasm in which only a minority of patients undergo curative therapy, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Ruxolitinib, a JAK1/2 inhibitor, is the lone therapy approved for MF, offering a clear symptom and spleen benefit at the expense of treatment-related cytopenias. Pacritinib (PAC), a multi-kinase inhibitor with specificity for JAK2, FLT3, and IRAK1 but sparing JAK1, has demonstrated clinical activity in MF with minimal myelosuppression. Due to an FDA-mandated full clinical hold, the randomized phase 3 PERSIST trials were abruptly stopped and PAC was immediately discontinued for all patients...
April 3, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607950/a-novel-diagnostic-scoring-system-to-differentiate-between-legionella-pneumophila-pneumonia-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-pneumonia
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Takeshi Saraya, Hiroki Nunokawa, Kosuke Ohkuma, Takayasu Watanabe, Mitsuru Sada, Manami Inoue, Kojiro Honda, Miku Oda, Yukari Ogawa, Masaki Tamura, Takuma Yokoyama, Daisuke Kurai, Hirokazu Kimura, Haruyuki Ishii, Hajime Goto, Hajime Takizawa
Objective We investigated a novel diagnostic scoring system to differentiate Legionella pneumophila pneumonia from Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 62 patients with L. pneumophila pneumonia (L-group) and 70 patients with S. pneumoniae pneumonia (S-group). Results The serum sodium (Na) levels tended to be lower according to the severity (A-DROP) score in the L-group. On a multivariate analysis, we found that four factors were independent predictive markers for inclusion in the L-group: relative bradycardia (hazard ratio [HR] 5...
March 30, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582429/early-intervention-mobilization-or-active-exercise-for-critically-ill-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Katherine A Doiron, Tammy C Hoffmann, Elaine M Beller
BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical illness often experience a multitude of problems that begin in the intensive care unit (ICU) or present and continue after discharge. These can include muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, psychological difficulties, reduced physical function such as in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life. Early interventions such as mobilizations or active exercise, or both, may diminish the impact of the sequelae of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early intervention (mobilization or active exercise), commenced in the ICU, provided to critically ill adults either during or after the mechanical ventilation period, compared with delayed exercise or usual care, on improving physical function or performance, muscle strength and health-related quality of life...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579189/cardiac-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-mutations-associated-with-left-atrial-dysfunction-and-stroke-in-children
#20
Adrien Moreau, Alexandre Janin, Gilles Millat, Philippe Chevalier
Aims: Cardiac atrial arrhythmias are the most common type of heart rhythm disorders. Its genetic elucidation remains challenging with poor understanding of cellular and molecular processes. These arrhythmias usually affect elderly population but in rare cases, young children may also suffer from such electrical diseases. Severe complications, including stroke, are commonly age related. This study aims to identify a genetic link between electro-mechanic atrial dysfunction and stroke in children...
March 22, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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