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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816745/restoration-of-normal-sympathetic-neural-function-in-heart-failure-following-baroreflex-activation-therapy-final-43-month-study-report
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Raffaella Dell'Oro, Edoardo Gronda, Gino Seravalle, Giuseppe Costantino, Luca Alberti, Barbara Baronio, Tiziana Staine, Emilio Vanoli, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
BACKGROUND: Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) exerts in severe heart failure sympathoinhibitory effects, improving clinical variables and reducing hospitalization rate. The current follow-up study was aimed at determining the long-term effects of BAT, assessing whether BAT in heart failure allows to restore physiological levels of sympathetic function. METHODS: Seven patients out of the 11 heart failure patients aged 66.5 ± 3 years (mean ± SEM) in New York Heart Association Class III with left ventricular ejection fraction 40% or less and impaired functional capacity recruited in the study survived at the final follow-up (43...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814528/physician-training-protocol-within-the-web-intrasaccular-therapy-web-it-study
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Adam Arthur, Daniel Hoit, Alexander Coon, Josser E Delgado Almandoz, Lucas Elijovich, Saruhan Cekirge, David Fiorella
INTRODUCTION: The WEB Intra-saccular Therapy (WEB-IT) trial is an investigational device exemption study to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of the WEB device for the treatment of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms. The neurovascular replicator (Vascular Simulations, Stony Brook, New York, USA) creates a physical environment that replicates patient-specific neurovascular anatomy and hemodynamic physiology, and allows devices to be implanted under fluoroscopic guidance. OBJECTIVE: To report the results of a unique neurovascular replicator-based training program, which was incorporated into the WEB-IT study to optimize technical performance and patient safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809723/nitroglycerin-derived-pd-pa-for-the-assessment-of-intermediate-coronary-lesions
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Zeev Israeli, Rodrigo Bagur, Dorian Murariu, Sabrina Wall, Mistre Alemayehu, Yasir Parviz, Pantelis Diamantouros, Shahar Lavi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive value of Pd/Pa after nitroglycerin administration (Pd/Pa[N]) as compared with standard fractional flow reserve (FFR). METHODS: Consecutive patients with intermediate coronary lesions assessed by FFR between January 2014 and October 2015 were included. We measured Pd/Pa at baseline, Pd/Pa(N), and Pd/Pa after incremental doses of intracoronary adenosine. RESULTS: A total of 134 patients (27% females; mean age, 65 years) were included...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805973/experimental-and-clinical-evidence-of-differential-effects-of-magnesium-sulfate-on-neuroprotection-and-angiogenesis-in-the-fetal-brain
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Matthieu Lecuyer, Marina Rubio, Clément Chollat, Maryline Lecointre, Sylvie Jégou, Philippe Leroux, Carine Cleren, Isabelle Leroux-Nicollet, Loic Marpeau, Denis Vivien, Stéphane Marret, Bruno J Gonzalez
Clinical studies showed beneficial effects of magnesium sulfate regarding the risk of cerebral palsy. However, regimen protocols fluctuate worldwide and risks of adverse effects impacting the vascular system have been reported for human neonates, keeping open the question of the optimal dosing. Using clinically relevant concentrations and doses of magnesium sulfate, experiments consisted of characterizing, respectively, ex vivo and in vivo, the effects of magnesium sulfate on the nervous and vascular systems of mouse neonates by targeting neuroprotection, angiogenesis, and hemodynamic factors and in measuring, in human fetuses, the impact of a 4-g neuroprotective loading dose of magnesium sulfate on brain hemodynamic parameters...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805298/female-urethral-injuries-associated-with-pelvic-fracture-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Devin N Patel, Cynthia S Fok, George D Webster, Jennifer T Anger
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature of female urethral injuries associated with pelvic fracture and determine optimal management of this rare injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology criteria, we searched Cochrane, Pubmed and OVID databases for all articles available before June 30, 2016 using the terms "female pelvic fracture urethroplasty," "female urethral distraction," "female pelvic fracture urethral injury," "female pelvic fracture urethra girls...
August 14, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803719/assessment-of-aortic-valve-calcium-load-by-multidetector-computed-tomography-anatomical-validation-impact-of-scanner-settings-and-incremental-diagnostic-value
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Jamila Boulif, Bernhard Gerber, Alisson Slimani, Siham Lazam, Christophe de Meester, Sophie Piérard, Agnès Pasquet, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, David Vancraeynest, Gébrine El Khoury, Laurent de Kerchove, Philippe Noirhomme, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde
OBJECTIVES: To validate aortic valve calcium (AVC) load measurements by multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT), to evaluate the impact of tube potential and slice thickness on AVC scores, to examine the accuracy of AVC load in distinguishing severe from nonsevere aortic stenosis (AS) and to investigate its effectiveness as an alternative diagnosis method when echocardiography remains inconclusive. METHODS: We prospectively studied 266 consecutive patients with moderate to severe AS who underwent MDCT to measure AVC load and a comprehensive echocardiographic examination to assess AS severity...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798681/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-treatment-enhances-hemodynamics-and-ameliorates-memory-deficits-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Zhilin Xiong, Weibiao Lu, Lihui Zhu, Ling Zeng, Changzheng Shi, Zhen Jing, Yonghui Xiang, Wenxian Li, Chi Kwan Tsang, Yiwen Ruan, Li'an Huang
Our previous study has revealed that chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) activates a compensatory vascular mechanism attempting to maintain an optimal cerebral blood flow (CBF). However, this compensation fails to prevent neuronal death and cognitive impairment because neurons die prior to the restoration of normal CBF. Therefore, pharmacological invention may be critical to enhance the CBF for reducing neurodegeneration and memory deficit. Dl-3-n-butylphthalide (NBP) is a compound isolated from the seeds of Chinese celery and has been proven to be able to prevent neuronal loss, reduce inflammation and ameliorate memory deficits in acute ischemic animal models and stroke patients...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797431/implantation-and-30-day-follow-up-on-all%C3%A2-4-valve-sizes-within-the-portico-transcatheter-aortic-bioprosthetic-family
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Helge Möllmann, Axel Linke, David M Holzhey, Thomas Walther, Ganesh Manoharan, Ulrich Schäfer, Karl Heinz-Kuck, Ad J Van Boven, Simon R Redwood, Jan Kovac, Christian Butter, Lars Søndergaard, Alexander Lauten, Gerhard Schymik, Stephen G Worthley
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term safety and performance of the full range of valve sizes offered within the Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement system. BACKGROUND: The Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve is a fully resheathable, repositionable, and self-expanding bioprosthesis designed to achieve optimal valve position and hemodynamic performance and limit conduction disturbances. METHODS: Patients (n = 222) with symptomatic (New York Heart Association functional class ≥II) severe aortic stenosis considered by a multidisciplinary heart team to be at high surgical risk were recruited between December 2011 and September 2015 in this prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter study...
August 14, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793343/a-new-approach-for-the-pre-clinical-optimization-of-a-spatial-configuration-of-bifurcated-endovascular-prosthesis-placed-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Andrzej Polanczyk, Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Ludomir Stefańczyk
Complexity of the spatial configuration of an aortic implant with bifurcation in the distal part is related to changes in blood hemodynamic in the area of bifurcation which may disturb blood flow and lead to thrombus formation. This study was designed to characterize parameters which define spatial configuration of an aortic implant for which the risk of thrombus formation is the smallest. We used AngioCT data from 74 patients, aged 55 ±10 years, after endovascular procedure to prepare 3D geometries of stent-grafts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790293/-critical-care-managements-after-lung-transplantation
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Masaki Anraku
Lung transplantation is a viable treatment option for patients with end-stage lung diseases such as interstitial pneumonia/pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, and so on. Collecting available clinical, physiological, serological, and surgical information of both donor and recipient is vital when planning relevant postoperative managements. The goal of the managements is to keep the transplanted lung (s) functional while preventing/treating infection, rejection, and ischemiareperfusion lung injury...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790277/-management-of-right-heart-failure-after-cardiac-surgery
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Takeo Fujino, Akira Shiose
Perioperative right heart failure(RHF) is an important problem, especially in the field of heart failure surgery. Right ventricular performance is determined by the combination of preload, contractility, heart rate, rhythm and afterload. Many factors influence on these parameters in the perioperative period, and the deterioration of one of them can cause RHF. Recently, we often encounter perioperative RHF after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation, and prompt LVAD pump speed optimization and treatment for RHF is required to avoid complications and hemodynamic deterioration...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783763/mapping-altered-brain-connectivity-and-its-clinical-associations-in-adult-moyamoya-disease-a-resting-state-functional-mri-study
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Ken Kazumata, Khin Khin Tha, Haruto Uchino, Masaki Ito, Naoki Nakayama, Takeo Abumiya
Detection of subtle ischemic injuries in moyamoya disease may enable optimization of timing of revascularization surgery, and could potentially improve functional outcomes. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) is widely used to study functional organization of the brain, but it remains unclear whether rs-fMRI could elucidate distinct characteristics in moyamoya disease. Here, we aimed to determine changes in a conventional rs-fMRI measure and analyze any associations with clinical symptoms and cerebral hemodynamics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777197/elabela-improves-cardio-renal-outcome-in-fatal-experimental-septic-shock
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David Coquerel, Frédéric Chagnon, Xavier Sainsily, Lauralyne Dumont, Alexandre Murza, Jérôme Côté, Robert Dumaine, Philippe Sarret, Éric Marsault, Dany Salvail, Mannix Auger-Messier, Olivier Lesur
OBJECTIVES: Apelin-13 was recently proposed as an alternative to the recommended β-adrenergic drugs for supporting endotoxin-induced myocardial dysfunction. Since Apelin-13 signals through its receptor (Apelin peptide jejunum) to exert singular inotropic/vasotropic actions and to optimize body fluid balance, this candidate pathway might benefit septic shock management. Whether the newly discovered ELABELA (ELA), a second endogenous ligand of the Apelin peptide jejunum receptor highly expressed in the kidney, further improves cardio-renal impairment remains unknown...
August 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759470/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-strategies-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-multivessel-coronary-artery-disease
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Michael P Thomas, Eric R Bates
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to summarize recent reports on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) strategies for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses have suggested that patients with STEMI and multivessel CAD may benefit more from multivessel PCI (either multivessel primary PCI or staged PCI before hospital discharge) than culprit vessel-only primary PCI...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756548/optimized-statistical-parametric-mapping-procedure-for-nirs-data-contaminated-by-motion-artifacts-neurometric-analysis-of-body-schema-extension
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Satoshi Suzuki
This study investigated the spatial distribution of brain activity on body schema (BS) modification induced by natural body motion using two versions of a hand-tracing task. In Task 1, participants traced Japanese Hiragana characters using the right forefinger, requiring no BS expansion. In Task 2, participants performed the tracing task with a long stick, requiring BS expansion. Spatial distribution was analyzed using general linear model (GLM)-based statistical parametric mapping of near-infrared spectroscopy data contaminated with motion artifacts caused by the hand-tracing task...
July 29, 2017: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753639/self-regulation-strategy-feedback-timing-and-hemodynamic-properties-modulate-learning-in-a-simulated-fmri-neurofeedback-environment
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Ethan F Oblak, Jarrod A Lewis-Peacock, James S Sulzer
Direct manipulation of brain activity can be used to investigate causal brain-behavior relationships. Current noninvasive neural stimulation techniques are too coarse to manipulate behaviors that correlate with fine-grained spatial patterns recorded by fMRI. However, these activity patterns can be manipulated by having people learn to self-regulate their own recorded neural activity. This technique, known as fMRI neurofeedback, faces challenges as many participants are unable to self-regulate. The causes of this non-responder effect are not well understood due to the cost and complexity of such investigation in the MRI scanner...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750598/hemodynamic-instability-secondary-to-vasopressin-withdrawal-in-septic-shock
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Brittany D Bissell, Carolyn Magee, Peter Moran, Melissa L Thompson Bastin, Alexander H Flannery
RATIONALE: Vasopressors such as norepinephrine are first line for support of mean arterial pressure (MAP) in the management of septic shock. Their use, however, is commonly associated with many adverse events. These detriments frequently trigger the use of alternative, noncatecholamine therapies, including vasopressin. Vasopressin deficiency is a known physiologic consequence of septic shock, and while guidelines recommend vasopressin in addition to norepinephrine, no consensus exists on the duration of deficiency or ideal time of cessation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745848/optimizing-survival-outcomes-for-adult-patients-with-nontraumatic-cardiac-arrest-digest
#18
Julianna Jung, Milana Zaurova
Patient survival after cardiac arrest can be improved significantly with prompt and effective resuscitative care. This systematic review analyzes the basic life support factors that improve survival outcome, including chest compression technique and rapid defibrillation of shockable rhythms. For patients who are successfully resuscitated, comprehensive postresuscitation care is essential. Targeted temperature management is recommended for all patients who remain comatose, in addition to careful monitoring of oxygenation, hemodynamics, and cardiac rhythm...
October 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742532/pulmonary-pressure-assessment-with-the-total-artificial-heart
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David L Joyce, Margaret M Redfield, Sudhir S Kushwaha, Atta Behfar, Barry A Borlaug, Richard C Daly, Gurpreet S Sandhu, Lyle D Joyce
Reversal of pulmonary hypertension has been observed in patients during a bridge to transplant with a left ventricular assist device. Total artificial heart (TAH) implant prevents subsequent right heart catheterization. Consequently, controversy exists over whether the prosthetic right ventricle improves or exacerbates pulmonary hypertension. A pulmonary artery (PA) pressure monitor was placed in two patients undergoing TAH implant, as a bridge to transplant. One patient had pulmonary hypertension at implant; the other had normal pulmonary pressures...
July 24, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741456/effects-of-oral-and-non-insulin-injectable-antidiabetic-treatment-in-hypertension-a-systematic-review
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Maria Megapanou, John Skoumas, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) often co-exists with hypertension, and this aggregation of co-morbidities amplifies the risk for future cardiovascular events. Therefore, it appears crucial to understand the essence of choosing oral and non-insulin injectable anti-diabetic drugs (ADs) with a favorable hemodynamic impact that could partially attenuate the increased baseline cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of ADs on blood pressure (BP) indices and to assess the potential role of certain ADs towards hypertension treatment...
May 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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