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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661840/therapeutic-potential-of-a-novel-necrosis-inhibitor-7-amino-indole-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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In-Chang Hwang, Ju-Young Kim, Ji-Hyun Kim, Joo-Eun Lee, Ji-Yun Seo, Jae-Won Lee, Jonghanne Park, Han-Mo Yang, Soon-Ha Kim, Hyun-Jai Cho, Hyo-Soo Kim
Opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore and Ca2+ overload are main contributors to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury, which paradoxically causes a wide variety of myocardial damage. We investigated the protective role of a novel necrosis inhibitor (NecroX-7; NecX) against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury using in vitro and in vivo models. H9C2 rat cardiomyoblasts and neonatal cardiomyocytes were exposed to hypoxia-reoxygenation stress after pre-treatment with NecX, vitamin C, a combination of vitamin C and E, N-acetylcysteine, an apoptosis inhibitor (Z-VAD-fmk), or cyclosporine A...
April 16, 2018: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655684/protective-role-and-mechanism-of-snakegourd-peel-against-myocardial-infarction-in-rats
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Guanlin Yang, Dongyu Min, Junwei Yan, Ming Yang, Guijun Lin
BACKGROUND: Injection of snakegourd peel (SP), an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, is used to treat coronary artery disease and stable angina in China. However, its therapeutic role and mechanism of action for the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) is not fully understood. PURPOSE: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of SP on MI-induced cardiac injury and elucidate its underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: To create an in vivo model of MI, we ligated the left coronary artery of Wistar rats...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604486/effects-of-caffeine-on-the-preterm-brain-an-observational-study
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Laura M L Dix, Frank van Bel, Willem Baerts, Petra M A Lemmers
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Caffeine improves neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants. This study analyses the effects of caffeine on the neonatal brain. We hypothesized that caffeine has a neuroprotective effect through an increase in oxygen metabolism; reflected by increased cerebral oxygen extraction, electrical function, and perfusion. METHODS: Preterm infants <32 weeks gestation (GA) receiving their primary dose caffeine-base (10 mg/kg) were included. Ten minutes of stable monitoring were selected before, during, and every hour up to 6 h after caffeine...
March 28, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587562/correlation-between-umbilical-arterial-ph-values-and-fetal-vertebral-artery-doppler-waveforms-at-the-beginning-of-the-second-stage-of-labor-a-pilot-prospective-study
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Danila Morano, Gennaro Scutiero, Piergiorgio Iannone, Giulia Nencini, Elena Mantovani, Antonio Farina, Pantaleo Greco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between umbilical arterial pH and fetal vertebral artery Doppler velocimetry waveforms measured at the beginning of the second stage of labor in physiological term pregnancies. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 250 pregnancies. The resistance index, pulsatility index and peak systolic velocity were measured. The relationship between the fetal Doppler and the umbilical arterial pH was evaluated...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523920/diminished-cardiac-performance-and-left-ventricular-dimensions-in-neonates-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Gabriel Altit, Shazia Bhombal, Krisa Van Meurs, Theresa A Tacy
INTRODUCTION: Newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) have varying degrees of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension (PH), and there is limited evidence that cardiac dysfunction is present. We sought to study early neonatal biventricular function and performance in these patients by reviewing early post-natal echocardiography (ECHO) measurements and comparing them to normal term newborns. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study reviewing clinical and ECHO data on term newborns with CDH and normal controls born between 2009 and 2016...
March 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509967/early-modifications-of-cardiac-function-in-preterm-neonates-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Biagio Castaldi, Giulia Bordin, Valentina Favero, Daniel Nardo, Francesca Previati, Sabrina Salvadori, Eugenio Baraldi, Ornella Milanesi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preterm newborns undergo hemodynamic challenges in the postnatal period. The aim of this study was to investigate myocardial mechanics changes in the postnatal period in preterm infants using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-nine preterm infants ≤34 weeks' gestation underwent cardiac ultrasound evaluation during the first 96 hours of life. A repeated echocardiogram at 3 weeks of age was performed. Echocardiographic assessment involved left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral E/A ratio, S' and E' velocities, E/E' ratio, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), left atrium-to-aorta ratio, ductal diameter and ductal shunt pattern...
March 6, 2018: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503089/neonatal-apex-resection-triggers-cardiomyocyte-proliferation-neovascularization-and-functional-recovery-despite-local-fibrosis
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Vasco Sampaio-Pinto, Sílvia C Rodrigues, Tiago L Laundos, Elsa D Silva, Francisco Vasques-Nóvoa, Ana C Silva, Rui J Cerqueira, Tatiana P Resende, Nicola Pianca, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Gabriele D'Uva, Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, Diana S Nascimento
So far, opposing outcomes have been reported following neonatal apex resection in mice, questioning the validity of this injury model to investigate regenerative mechanisms. We performed a systematic evaluation, up to 180 days after surgery, of the pathophysiological events activated upon apex resection. In response to cardiac injury, we observed increased cardiomyocyte proliferation in remote and apex regions, neovascularization, and local fibrosis. In adulthood, resected hearts remain consistently shorter and display permanent fibrotic tissue deposition in the center of the resection plane, indicating limited apex regrowth...
March 13, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361049/a-persistent-giant-eustachian-valve-functional-tricuspid-atresia-in-a-newborn
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Konstantinos Sideris, Janez Vodiskar, Ruediger Lange, Julie Cleuziou
Persistent right valve of the systemic venous sinus is a rare anomaly with anatomical variations. This anomaly may present as an obstructive structure that can inhibit the antegrade flow through the tricuspid valve. We report on a 4-day-old neonate who presented with pronounced peripheral and central cyanosis. Echocardiographic examination showed a giant Eustachian valve moving towards the tricuspid valve during late systole and leading to complete obstruction of the inflow. Blood flow was redirected through the persistent foramen ovale, producing a right-to-left shunt...
January 18, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353231/the-preterm-heart-in-childhood-left-ventricular-structure-geometry-and-function-assessed-by-echocardiography-in-6-year-old-survivors-of-periviable-births
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Lilly-Ann Mohlkert, Jenny Hallberg, Olof Broberg, Annika Rydberg, Cecilia Pegelow Halvorsen, Petru Liuba, Vineta Fellman, Magnus Domellöf, Gunnar Sjöberg, Mikael Norman
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity in adult life. We evaluated whether preterm birth is associated with deviating cardiac structure and function before school start. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 176 children aged 6 years and born extremely preterm (EXPT; gestational age of 22-26 weeks) and 134 children born at term (control [CTRL]) were studied. We used echocardiography to assess left heart dimensions, geometry, and functions...
January 20, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338497/a-prospective-observational-study-comparing-cardiac-function-of-small-for-gestational-age-with-appropriate-for-gestational-age-babies-using-serial-echocardiographic-studies
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Manish Kumar, Sridhar Santhanam, Niranjan Thomas, Atanu Kumar Jana
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of babies born in India are low birth weight (LBW) and about 70% of LBW babies are small for gestational age (SGA). Though there are several trials that have evaluated cardiac function of intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) babies in utero, there is limited data about postnatal cardiac function in SGA babies during early neonatal period. This study was conducted to evaluate the cardiac functions of SGA babies by serial echocardiographic measurements and compare this with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) babies during the early postnatal period...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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/29332921/early-diastolic-left-ventricular-relaxation-in-normal-neonates-is-influenced-by-ventricular-stiffness-and-longitudinal-systolic-function
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Yukako Homma, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Tomomasa Terada, Miki Inoue, Kazuhiro Mori
Tissue Doppler velocity during early diastole (e') is one of the most feasible and reproducible echocardiographic assessments to reflect active relaxation of the left ventricle. Although several reports have described the mechanisms of temporal diastolic dysfunction in the early neonatal period, factors influencing diastolic function have not been determined. The purpose of this study was to elucidate factors significantly influencing e' in the early neonatal period.A total of 179 consecutive normal neonates underwent echocardiographic studies performed at 0 days and 5-10 days after birth...
January 27, 2018: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223466/long-term-pulmonary-and-cardiovascular-morbidities-of-neonatal-hyperoxia-exposure-in-mice
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Renuka T Menon, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Corey L Reynolds, Roberto Barrios, Binoy Shivanna
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) frequently occurs in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), causing increased mortality and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction that persists into adulthood. A first step in developing better therapeutic options is identifying and characterizing an appropriate animal model. Previously, we characterized the short-term morbidities of a model in which C57BL/6J wild-type (WT) mice were exposed to 70% O2 (hyperoxia) during the neonatal period. Here, we aimed to determine the long-term morbidities using lung morphometry, echocardiography (Echo), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI)...
January 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213350/immediate-early-response-gene-x-1-iex-1-mediates-ischemic-preconditioning-induced-cardioprotection-in-rats
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Ming-Jiang Xu, Yan Cai, Aijuan Qu, John Y-J Shyy, Wenjing Li, Xian Wang
Reversible myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) or ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is associated with an immediate genomic response; IPC-induced immediate early genes are associated with reduced infarct size. Because the immediate early response gene X-1 (IEX-1) plays a central role in cell apoptosis, we examine whether IEX-1 exerts protective effects against I/R injury. We found that the IEX-1 mRNA level was increased in the IPC-imposed rat heart. However, it was downregulated in the I/R rat heart, which was prevented by in situ IPC...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153568/maternal-obesity-and-cardiac-development-in-the-offspring-study-in-human-neonates-and-minipigs
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Maria Angela Guzzardi, Tiziana Liistro, Luna Gargani, Lamia Ait Ali, Gennaro D'Angelo, Silvia Rocchiccioli, Federica La Rosa, Alessandra Kemeny, Elena Sanguinetti, Nadia Ucciferri, Mariarosaria De Simone, Antonietta Bartoli, Pierluigi Festa, Piero A Salvadori, Silvia Burchielli, Rosa Sicari, Patricia Iozzo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of maternal overweight on cardiac development in offspring in infants (short term) and minipigs (short and longer term). BACKGROUND: The epidemic of overweight involves pregnant women. The uterine environment affects organ development, modulating disease susceptibility. Offspring of obese mothers have higher rates of cardiovascular events and mortality. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in infants born to lean and overweight mothers at birth and at 3, 6, and 12 months of age...
November 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136712/-long-term-outcome-and-prognostic-factors-in-pregnant-women-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Q T Ou, J K Lu, J Zhang, Y Chen, Q Li, J L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the perinatal outcome, risk factors and long-term outcome of pregnancy complicated with pulmonary arterial hypertension(PAH) and congenital heart diseases (CHD). Methods: Clinical data of 110 pregnant women who were diagnosed as PAH-CHD were retrospectively analyzed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beijing Anzhen Hospital from 2004 to 2013. The survival and treatment status were followed up. Results: 110 subjects consisted of 11 mild PAH, 33 moderate and 66 severe ones...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127236/structural-and-functional-changes-of-the-pulmonary-vasculature-after-hypoxia-exposure-in-the-neonatal-period-a-new-swine-model-of-pulmonary-vascular-disease
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Daphne P M de Wijs-Meijler, Richard W B van Duin, Dirk J Duncker, Urs Scherrer, Claudio Sartori, Irwin K M Reiss, Daphne Merkus
Pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) represents an underestimated and increasing clinical burden not only in the neonatal period but also later in life, when exercise tolerance is decreased. Animal models performing long-term followup after a perinatal insult are lacking. This study aimed to develop and characterize a neonatal swine model with hypoxia-induced PVD during long-term followup after reexposure to normoxia and to investigate the exercise response in this model. Piglets were exposed to a normoxic ( n = 10) or hypoxic environment ( n = 9) for 4 wk...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120452/vascular-aging-and-cardiac-maladaptation-in-growth-restricted-preterm-infants
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A Sehgal, B J Allison, S M Gwini, S Menahem, S L Miller, G R Polglase
OBJECTIVE: To assess arterial morphology and mechanics in preterm infants with fetal growth restriction (FGR) compared with those appropriate for gestational age (AGA) in the early neonatal period. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study involved 20 preterm FGR infants (28 to 32 weeks) of gestational age (GA) and birth weight (BW) <10th centile and 20 preterm AGA infants. Vascular ultrasound was performed to measure aortic properties. RESULTS: GA and BW of FGR and AGA infants were 29...
January 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118720/altered-right-ventricular-mechanical-properties-are-afterload-dependent-in-a-rodent-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Jitandrakumar R Patel, Gregory P Barton, Rudolf K Braun, Kara N Goss, Kristin Haraldsdottir, Alexandria Hopp, Gary Diffee, Timothy A Hacker, Richard L Moss, Marlowe W Eldridge
Infants born premature are at increased risk for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), pulmonary hypertension (PH), and ultimately right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, which together carry a high risk of neonatal mortality. However, the role alveolar simplification and abnormal pulmonary microvascular development in BPD affects RV contractile properties is unknown. We used a rat model of BPD to examine the effect of hyperoxia-induced PH on RV contractile properties. We measured in vivo RV pressure as well as passive force, maximum Ca2+ activated force, calcium sensitivity of force (pCa50 ) and rate of force redevelopment ( k tr ) in RV skinned trabeculae isolated from hearts of 21-and 35-day old rats pre-exposed to 21% oxygen (normoxia) or 85% oxygen (hyperoxia) for 14 days after birth...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115861/postnatal-overnutrition-affects-metabolic-and-vascular-function-reflected-by-physiological-and-histological-changes-in-the-aorta-of-adult-wistar-rats
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Gerardo Sánchez-García, Laura Del Bosque-Plata, Enrique Hong
Rigorous nutritional care during early life leads to healthy adulthood. Cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, the most prevalent clinical challenges worldwide, are epidemiologically linked to poor nutritional habits throughout life. We aimed to understand whether postnatal overnutrition (PO) initiated during lactation affects metabolic markers and vascular function later in life. To test this hypothetical effect, we studied a PO Wistar rat model based on adjusting litter size at the third day of age to three pups and eight for the control group (C)...
November 8, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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