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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154821/heterotaxy-syndrome-and-associated-arrhythmias-in-pediatric-patients
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Mary C Niu, Heather A Dickerson, Judson A Moore, Caridad de la Uz, Santiago O Valdés, Jeffrey J Kim, David E Bard, Shaine A Morris, Christina Y Miyake
BACKGROUND: Heterotaxy Syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder with complex anatomy involving misarrangements of the cardiac conduction system. Arrhythmias may be related to anatomic variations and contribute to morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the associations between arrhythmias, anatomy, and outcomes in a large HS cohort. METHODS: A single center retrospective review of patients diagnosed with HS ≤ 21 years of age was performed...
November 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153912/-acute-epiglottitis-due-to-haemophilus-influenzae-b-a-severe-consequence-of-increased-skepticism-about-vaccination
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J Doutau, C Bost-Bru, A Gayot, I Wroblewski, I Pelloux, T Debillon, A Millet
Acute epiglottis is a life-threatening disease in relation with the occurrence of an acute upper airway obstruction. Its incidence has fallen dramatically since the widespread introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine. We report the case of a 26-month-old child who was not fully immunized and presented acute upper airway respiratory distress with fever. The symptoms quickly evolved to a respiratory arrest condition with bradycardia, revealing epiglottitis due to Hib. Despite high immunization coverage with great efficacy and occurrence of herd immunity, this entity still exists because of the French population's skepticism of the routine vaccination schedule...
November 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149140/optimization-of-postoperative-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-with-opioid-dexmedetomidine-combinations-an-updated-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#3
Ke Peng, Juan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Meng, Hua-Yue Liu, Fu-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: It is still a challenge to optimize postoperative pain management. The effects of adding dexmedetomidine (DEX) to opioid-based postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of opioid-DEX combinations for postoperative PCA, and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) is utilized to evaluate the robustness of the current evidence. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136617/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-an-implanted-pacemaker-after-80-years-of-age-in-a-4-year-follow-up
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Krystyna Krzemień-Wolska, Andrzej Tomasik, Celina Wojciechowska, Karolina Barańska-Pawełczak, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Jacheć
BACKGROUND: The controversy over electrotherapy for patients aged >80 years occurs already at the stage of qualification for this treatment type and concerns optimal device selection, the implantation strategy, and the overall benefit from pacemaker therapy. The group also has a considerable number of cardiovascular risk factors, and the data from the literature on the impact of the pacing mode on the remote prognosis of this group are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the risk factors for death among patients with implanted pacemakers >80 years of age in a 4-year follow-up...
November 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133513/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-vorinostat-for-patients-with-recurrent-world-health-organization-grade-4-malignant-glioma
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Ashley Ghiaseddin, David Reardon, Woody Massey, Alex Mannerino, Eric S Lipp, James E Herndon, Frances McSherry, Annick Desjardins, Dina Randazzo, Henry S Friedman, Katherine B Peters
LESSONS LEARNED: Combination regimen with bevacizumab (BEV) and vorinostat is well tolerated in patients with recurrent glioblastoma.Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma remains challenging as this study and others attempt to improve progression-free survival and overall survival with BEV-containing regimens. BACKGROUND: Recurrent glioblastoma (GBM; World Health Organization grade 4) continues to have a very poor prognosis. Bevacizumab (BEV) has been shown to improve progression-free survival (PFS) in recurrent GBM and is approved by the U...
November 13, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131294/clinical-echocardiographic-and-pacing-parameters-affecting-atrial-fibrillation-burden-in-tachycardia-bradycardia-patients
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Jan Bohdan Ciszewski, Tomasz Chwyczko, Ilona Kowalik, Wojciech Majda, Michał Mirosław Farkowski, Agnieszka Jankowska, Anna Borowiec, Paweł Syska, Hanna Szwed, Mariusz Pytkowski
BACKGROUND: The influence of different factors on the atrial fibrillation (AF) development in the population of tachycardia bradycardia syndrome (TBS) patients remains unclear. There is no data examining such an impact of different right ventricular pacing percentage (RVp%) profiles. AIM: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between the AF burden (AFB) and different clinical, echocardiographic and pacing parameters in TBS patients. METHODS: We performed a prospective, one-year registry of TBS patients with documented AF referred to the dual-chamber pacemaker (DDD) implantation...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127493/late-sodium-current-associated-cardiac-electrophysiological-and-mechanical-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Shandong Yu, Gang Li, Christopher L-H Huang, Ming Lei, Lin Wu
Late sodium current (INaL) is a small sustained inward current observed during the cardiac action potential plateau phase following decay of the early peak INa. The endogenous INaL is relatively small in normal hearts but exerts functionally significant effects on cardiomyocyte repolarization with potentially pro-arrhythmic effects in hearts with reduced repolarization reserve. Enhanced INa,L occurs in long QT syndrome 3 (LQTS 3) patients, and under a number of pathological and pharmacological cardiovascular conditions, including bradycardia, myocardial ischemia, reperfusion injury, and heart failure...
November 10, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123887/two-cases-of-life-threatening-arrhythmia-induced-by-risperidone-evaluation-of-risperidone-and-9-hydroxy-risperidone-concentrations
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Asami Ito, Tomoyuki Enokiya, Eiji Kawamoto, Yoshiaki Iwashita, Taichi Takeda, Kenji Ikemura, Masahiro Okuda, Hiroshi Imai
Cases: Case 1: A 20-year-old woman suffering a suspected overdose was transported to the hospital. She presented bradycardia with wide QRS waves and QT prolongation, followed by cardiac arrest. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation was implemented, improving circulation. Risperidone and 9OH-RIS levels were 9.6 ng/mL and 127.6 ng/mL, respectively. Case 2: A 54-year-old woman was hospitalized for femoral fracture and underwent surgery. Her electrocardiogram showed bradycardia and complete AV block...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101013/the-congenital-long-qt-syndrome-type-3-an-update
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REVIEW
Andrés Ricardo Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Rodrigo Daminello Raimundo, Marianne Penachini da Costa de Rezende Barbosa, Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
Congenital long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) is the third in frequency compared to the 15 forms known currently of congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS). Cardiac events are less frequent in LQT3 when compared with LQT1 and LQT2, but more likely to be lethal; the likelihood of dying during a cardiac event is 20% in families with an LQT3 mutation and 4% with either an LQT1 or an LQT2 mutation. LQT3 is consequence of mutation of gene SCN5A which codes for the Nav1.5 Na(+) channel α-subunit and electrocardiographically characterized by a tendency to bradycardia related to age, prolonged QT/QTc interval (mean QTc value 478 ± 52 ms), accentuated QT dispersion consequence of prolonged ST segment, late onset of T wave and frequent prominent U wave because of longer repolarization of the M cell across left ventricular wall...
October 31, 2017: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093566/hypertension-induces-additional-cardiometabolic-impairments-and-attenuates-aerobic-exercise-training-adaptations-in-fructose-fed-ovariectomized-rats
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Janaina de O Brito-Monzani, Iris Callado Sanches, Nathalia Bernardes, Kátia Ponciano, Ivana C Moraes-Silva, Maria-Cláudia Irigoyen, Susana Llesuy, Kátia De Angelis
We tested whether hypertension favors the development of additional cardiometabolic changes in fructose-fed ovariectomized rats and how it affects aerobic exercise training (ET) effects. All rats received fructose in drinking water (10%) beginning at weaning, were ovariectomized at 10 weeks of age and divided into the normotensive sedentary (NFOS) and trained (NFOT) and hypertensive sedentary (HFOS) and trained (HFOT) groups. ET was performed on a treadmill. Arterial pressure (AP) was directly recorded; heart rate and AP variabilities were analyzed...
November 2, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079412/predictors-of-death-in-chronic-chagas-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-pacemaker
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Giselle de Lima Peixoto, Martino Martinelli Filho, Sérgio Freitas de Siqueira, Silvana Angelina D'Ório Nishioka, Anísio Alexandre Andrade Pedrosa, Ricardo Alkmim Teixeira, Roberto Costa, Roberto Kalil Filho, José Antônio Franchini Ramires
BACKGROUND: Chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) is the most serious and frequent manifestation of Chagas disease. Conduction abnormalities and bradycardia requiring pacemaker are common. The aim of this study was to determine the rate and predictors of death in CCC patients with pacemaker. METHODS: In this single-center prospective cohort study we assessed the outcome of 396 CCC patients with pacemaker, followed-up for at least 24months. All patients underwent a clinical and device assessment, 12-lead electrocardiography and echocardiography...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073687/-interdisciplinary-simulation-of-emergency-caesarean-section-to-improve-subjective-competence
#12
Markus Flentje, Martin Schott, Anna-Lena Woltemate, Jan-Peter Jantzen
The emergency caesaran section is a gynecological emergency situation which is potentially life-threatening for mother and child. In the management of these time-critical situations human factors as well as the competence of the crisis resource management team have been shown to be important factors for success. The concept "simulation" has not been validated as a training tool for professional competence of multidisciplinary teams in the delivery suite. The aim of this study was, to assess the competence gain by subjective evaluation of the team members after taking part in an emergency caesarian section training which is integrable into the daily clinic setting...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060433/ctg-analyzer-a-graphical-user-interface-for-cardiotocography
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Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Luca Burattini, Micaela Morettini, Francesco Di Nardo, Sandro Fioretti, Laura Burattini
Cardiotocography (CTG) is the most commonly used test for establishing the good health of the fetus during pregnancy and labor. CTG consists in the recording of fetal heart rate (FHR; bpm) and maternal uterine contractions (UC; mmHg). FHR is characterized by baseline, baseline variability, tachycardia, bradycardia, acceleration and decelerations. Instead, UC signal is characterized by presence of contractions and contractions period. Such parameters are usually evaluated by visual inspection. However, visual analysis of CTG recordings has a well-demonstrated poor reproducibility, due to the complexity of physiological phenomena affecting fetal heart rhythm and being related to clinician's experience...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059823/cardiac-arrhythmia-detection-using-photoplethysmography
#14
Neeraj Paradkar, Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury
Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) cause a very large number of casualties around the world every year and cardiac arrhythmias contribute to significant proportion of CVD related deaths. Bedside cardiac activity monitors in hospitals are based on electrocardiogram (ECG) processing and are known to produce too many false alarms. Moving beyond bedside care, ECG is not very suitable for use in wearable devices. Photoplethysmography (PPG) on the other hand provides an inexpensive and more wearable device-friendly alternative...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057442/-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-poland-opinion-paper-endorsed-by-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-heart-rhythm
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Paweł Ptaszyński, Marcin Grabowski, Oskar Kowalski, Maciej Kempa, Przemysław Mitkowski, Andrzej Przybylski, Maciej Sterliński
In the past years, cardiovascular mortality has decreased but despite these cardiovascular diseases are responsible for millions of deaths every year in the world and approximately 25% of which are sudden cardiac death (SCD). Implantable defibrillators (ICD) is proven therapy used in primary and secondary SCD prevention. Currently majority of devices use transvenous leads inserted predominantly into the right heart for both pacing and defibrillation. On the other hand, ICD may cause complica-tions, including inappropriate shocks, device-related infection and lead failure...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047247/a-simulation-study-of-propofol-effect-site-concentration-for-appropriate-sedation-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-brain-mri-pharmacodynamic-analysis
#16
Se Hee Na, Young Song, So Yeon Kim, Hyo Jin Byon, Hwan Ho Jung, Dong Woo Han
PURPOSE: We aimed to establish the propofol effect-site concentration (Ce) for appropriate sedation by pharmacodynamic analysis and to determine the propofol Ce during occurrence of sedation-related side effects in pediatric patients undergoing brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 50 pediatric patients scheduled for brain MRI, sedation was induced with 2.0 mg/kg propofol; additional propofol doses were 0.5-1 mg/kg. Propofol Ce was simulated by inputting the propofol administration profiles of patients into a pediatric compartmental model (Choi model)...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046176/dysrhythmias-in-laypersons-during-centrifuge-simulated-suborbital-spaceflight
#17
Rahul Suresh, Rebecca S Blue, Charles H Mathers, Tarah L Castleberry, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data on cardiac dysrhythmias in laypersons during hypergravity exposure. We report layperson electrocardiograph (ECG) findings and tolerance of dysrhythmias during centrifuge-simulated suborbital spaceflight. METHODS: Volunteers participated in varied-length centrifuge training programs of 2-7 centrifuge runs over 0.5-2 d, culminating in two simulated suborbital spaceflights of combined +Gz and +Gx (peak +4.0 Gz, +6.0 Gx, duration 5 s)...
November 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043140/warfarin-related-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-renal-pelvic-cancer
#18
Yuki Nagasako, Akiko Fujii, Satoshi Furuse, Katsunori Saito, Naobumi Mise
An 83-year-old Japanese man had a history of chronic heart failure due to bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome. He was admitted to our hospital because of macrohematuria and acute kidney injury (AKI), which were detected by an urologist at an outpatient visit. He had a history of recurrent macrohematuria and transurethral resection of bladder tumors twice in the preceding 2 years. He had been on warfarin for 12 years, with a stable international normalized ratio (INR) that was usually less than 2.1. Urinalysis revealed numerous red blood cells (RBCs) and mild proteinuria without RBC casts...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037160/-homozygous-and-compound-heterozygous-mutation-in-3-turkish-family-with-jervell-and-lange-nielsen-syndrome-case-reports
#19
Fahrettin Uysal, Burcu Turkgenc, Guven Toksoy, Ozlem M Bostan, Elif Evke, Oya Uyguner, Cengiz Yakicier, Hulya Kayserili, Ergun Cil, Sehime G Temel
BACKGROUND: Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS) isa recessive model of long QT syndrome which might also be related to possible hearing loss. Although the syndrome has been demonstrated to be originated from homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in either the KCNQ1 or KCNE1 genes, additional mutations in other genetic loci should be considered, particularly in malignant course patients. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Three patients were admitted into hospital due to recurrent seizures/syncope, intrauterine and postnatal bradycardia respectively; moreover all three patients had congenital sensorineural hearing-loss...
October 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028737/resting-pd-pa-and-haemodynamic-relevance-of-coronary-stenosis-as-evaluated-by-fractional-flow-reserve
#20
Giuseppe De Luca, Monica Verdoia, Lucia Barbieri, Paolo Marino, Harry Suryapranata
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) currently represents the gold standard in the evaluation of the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. However, both intracoronary and intravenous adenosine may be tolerated poorly by some patients. Therefore, considerable interest had been focused in the last few years on new adenosine-free indexes to define the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. So far, few data have been reported on resting Pd/Pa and its correlation with FFR as evaluated with high-dose intracoronary adenosine administration, which is the aim of the current study...
October 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
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