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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790794/association-of-morning-blood-pressure-surge-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-cardiac-dysfunction-in-patients-with-cardiac-syndrome-x
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Ragab A Mahfouz, Mohammad Goda, Islam Galal, Mohamed S Ghareb
Background & hypothesis: We hypothesized that exaggerated morning blood pressure surge, may contribute in cardiac dysfunction and arterial stiffness in patients with cardiac syndrome X. Thus we investigated the impact of morning blood pressure surge on cardiac function and carotid intima-media thickness in subjects with cardiac syndrome X. METHODS: We studied patients with cardiac syndrome X using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and investigated the association of morning blood pressure surge with carotid intima thickness, left atrial volume index and left ventricular filling (E/e')...
May 23, 2018: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789641/diurnal-blood-pressure-changes
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REVIEW
Kei Asayama, Michihiro Satoh, Masahiro Kikuya
The definition of diurnal blood pressure changes varies widely, which can be confusing. Short-term blood pressure variability during a 24-h period and the dipping status of diurnal blood pressure can be captured by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and these metrics are reported to have prognostic significance for cardiovascular complications. Morning blood pressure surge also indicates this risk, but its effect may be limited to populations with specific conditions. Meanwhile, the combined use of conventional office blood pressure and out-of-office blood pressure allows us to identify people with white-coat and masked hypertension...
May 23, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789589/characterization-of-different-bubble-formulations-for-blood-brain-barrier-opening-using-a-focused-ultrasound-system-with-acoustic-feedback-control
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Chenchen Bing, Yu Hong, Christopher Hernandez, Megan Rich, Bingbing Cheng, Imalka Munaweera, Debra Szczepanski, Yin Xi, Mark Bolding, Agata Exner, Rajiv Chopra
Focused ultrasound combined with bubble-based agents serves as a non-invasive way to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Passive acoustic detection was well studied recently to monitor the acoustic emissions induced by the bubbles under ultrasound energy, but the ability to perform reliable BBB opening with a real-time feedback control algorithm has not been fully evaluated. This study focuses on characterizing the acoustic emissions of different types of bubbles: Optison, Definity, and a custom-made nanobubble...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789083/low-baseline-sympathetic-tone-correlates-to-a-greater-blood-pressure-change-in-the-cold-pressor-test
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Marylen Youssef, Azadeh Ghassemi, Catalina Marysol Carvajal Gonczi, Thiffya Arabi Kugathasan, Robert D Kilgour, Peter J Darlington
BACKGROUND: The cold pressor test (CPT) involves acute hand or foot exposure to cold water. CPT hyper-responders have unique traits, including risk of hypertension and a greater vasoconstrictor reserve and g force tolerance compared to hypo-responders. The purpose of this study was to uncover differences in cardiovascular and sympathetic biomarkers between responder types. METHODS: Healthy volunteers (N = 30) submerged one hand into cold water (3.3 ± 0.8°C) for 5 min...
June 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788845/brain-perfusion-evaluated-by-regional-tissue-oxygenation-as-a-possible-quality-indicator-of-ongoing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-an-experimental-porcine-cardiac-arrest-study
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Tomáš Bouček, Mikuláš Mlček, Petra Krupičková, Michal Huptych, Tomáš Belza, Otomar Kittnar, Aleš Linhart, Jan Bělohlávek
INTRODUCTION: Relationship between regional tissue oxygenation (rSO2 ) and microcirculatory changes during cardiac arrest (CA) are still unclear. Therefore, we designed an experimental study to correlate rSO2 , microcirculation and systemic hemodynamic parameters in a porcine model of CA. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation was induced in 24 female pigs (50±3kg) and left for three minutes untreated followed by five minutes of mechanical CPR. Regional and peripheral saturations were assessed by near-infrared spectroscopy, sublingual microcirculation by Sidestream Dark Field technology and continuous hemodynamic parameters, including systemic blood pressure (MAP) and carotid blood flow (CF), during baseline, CA and CPR periods...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788838/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment-of-oxygenator-blood-volume-for-the-prediction-of-clot-formation-in-an-ecmo-circuit-theory-and-validation
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Nikolai Krivitski, Gregory Galyanov, Deborah Cooper, Mariam M Said, Oswaldo Rivera, Gerald T Mikesell, Khodayar Rais-Bahrami
INTRODUCTION: Clotting is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A large meta-analysis study suggests that 29% of patients require the oxygenator to be replaced during ECMO. As clots usually form in the oxygenator, the oxygenator blood volume (OXBV) decreases over time. The currently used pressure gradient as a predicator of clot formation is unreliable. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate ultrasound dilution technology in a quantitative assessment of clotting, using measurements of OXBV...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788801/perioperative-noninvasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-parturients-with-singleton-and-twin-pregnancies-undergoing-caesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia-with-prophylactic-phenylephrine-drip-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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S Orbach-Zinger, E Razinsky, I Bizman, S Firman, R Gat, A Davis, E Ashwal, A Shmueli, M Vaturi, R Gabbay-Benziv, L A Eidelman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal anesthesia is considered the gold standard anesthetic technique for cesarean deliveries (CD) but is associated with a high rate of hypotension. The recent international consensus recommends continuous prophylactic phenylephrine infusion (PPI) administered throughout CD to prevent hypotension. However little information is available on the hemodynamic profiles of women with twin pregnancies as compared to singleton pregnancies perioperatively. Therefore, in this study we aim we compare maternal hemodynamic changes both intraoperatively and postoperatively with the use of the NICAS bio impendence monitor in healthy singleton versus twin parturients undergoing CD deliveries with spinal anesthesia with PPI...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788130/patient-barriers-and-facilitators-to-ambulatory-and-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-a-qualitative-study
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Eileen J Carter, Nathalie Moise, Carmela Alcántara, Alexandra M Sullivan, Ian M Kronish
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend that patients with newly elevated office blood pressure undergo ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) or home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) to rule-out white coat hypertension before being diagnosed with hypertension. We explored patients' perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to undergoing ABPM or HBPM. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted with twenty English- and Spanish-speaking individuals from underserved communities in New York City...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786155/is-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-consistent-with-clinic-recordings
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Erkan Kalafat, Iffat Mir, Helen Perry, Basky Thilaganathan, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVES: To assess the agreement of home blood-pressure monitoring (HBPM) and office blood pressure measurements in a cohort of pregnant women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (HDP). METHODS: This was a cohort study at St George's Hospital, University of London conducted between years 2016 and 2017. The inclusion criteria were chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension or high risk of developing preeclampsia, no significant proteinuria and no hematological or biochemical abnormalities...
May 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785096/smartphone-apps-for-improving-medication-adherence-in-hypertension-patients-perspectives
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Eimear C Morrissey, Monica Casey, Liam G Glynn, Jane C Walsh, Gerard J Molloy
Purpose: Digital interventions, such as smartphone applications (apps), are becoming an increasingly common way to support medication adherence and self-management in chronic conditions. It is important to investigate how patients feel about and engage with these technologies. The aim of this study was to explore patients' perspectives on smartphone apps to improve medication adherence in hypertension. Methods: This was a qualitative study based in the West of Ireland...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785095/factors-affecting-medication-adherence-in-community-managed-patients-with-hypertension-based-on-the-principal-component-analysis-evidence-from-xinjiang-china
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Yuji Zhang, Xiaoju Li, Lu Mao, Mei Zhang, Ke Li, Yinxia Zheng, Wangfei Cui, Hongpo Yin, Yanli He, Mingxia Jing
Purpose: The analysis of factors affecting the nonadherence to antihypertensive medications is important in the control of blood pressure among patients with hypertension. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between factors and medication adherence in Xinjiang community-managed patients with hypertension based on the principal component analysis. Patients and methods: A total of 1,916 community-managed patients with hypertension, selected randomly through a multi-stage sampling, participated in the survey...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784001/appropriateness-of-malaria-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-fever-episodes-according-to-patient-history-and-anti-malarial-blood-measurement-a-cross-sectional-survey-from-tanzania
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Joanna Gallay, Dominic Mosha, Erick Lutahakana, Festo Mazuguni, Martin Zuakulu, Laurent Arthur Decosterd, Blaise Genton, Emilie Pothin
BACKGROUND: Monitoring the impact of case management strategies at large scale is essential to evaluate the public health benefit they confer. The use of methodologies relying on objective and standardized endpoints, such as drug levels in the blood, should be encouraged. Population drug use, diagnosis and treatment appropriateness in case of fever according to patient history and anti-malarials blood concentration was evaluated. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey took place between May and August 2015 in three regions of Tanzania with different levels of malaria endemicity...
May 21, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782388/glasgow-coma-scale-score-fluctuations-are-inversely-associated-with-a-nirs-based-index-of-cerebral-autoregulation-in-acutely-comatose-patients
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Ryan J Healy, Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Wendy Ziai, Marek A Mirski, Charles W Hogue, Romergryko Geocadin, Batya Radzik, Caitlin Palmisano, Lucia Rivera-Lara
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is an essential coma scale in critical care for determining the neurological status of patients and for estimating their long-term prognosis. Similarly, cerebral autoregulation (CA) monitoring has shown to be an accurate technique for predicting clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the relationship between CA measurements and GCS scores among neurological critically ill patients. This study aimed to explore the association between noninvasive CA multimodal monitoring measurements and GCS scores...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782333/the-role-of-clinic-blood-pressure-for-the-diagnosis-of-hypertension
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Mohamed Ayan, Sabeeda Kadarath, Patrick T Campbell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent data from randomized clinical trials and updates to hypertension guidelines warrant a review of the literature for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in the clinic setting. Although there have been significant advances in ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring and home BP monitoring, office BP (OBP) measurements remains the primary means of diagnosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The current review focuses on updated guidelines, proper technique, device selection, and the recent controversy regarding unattended BP measurements...
May 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782269/-assessment-of-efficacy-of-combined-pharmacotherapy-with-fixed-perindopril-amlodipine-combination-in-patients-with-combined-cardiovascular-pathology-in-outpatient-practice
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E I Bezuglova, Y V Luneva, A A Kornilov, S V Povetkin
AIM: to study effects of using fixed perindopril/amlodipine combination in complex treatment of patients with combined cardiac pathology in active observation mode, in comparison with other angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors) or angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARA), including free combination with calcium channel blockers (CCB) in conditions of routine outpatient practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The design of the study included two stages: I - monitoring effectiveness of pharmacotherapy performed in routine outpatient practice (duration of 2 months), II - "active treatment (management)" - changing the pharmacotherapy scheme in patients who did not reach the target level of "office" blood pressure (BP), monitoring patients for 6 months and carrying out, if necessary, dose correction of the newly appointed treatment regimen...
March 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782214/physiologic-changes-in-a-small-animal-model-for-neonatal-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Steffi Mayer, Nicole Peukert, Richard Gnatzy, Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, Martin Lacher, Anne Suttkus
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained increasing importance in neonatal surgery but the effects on neonatal physiology remain unclear. We aimed to characterize the impact of capnoperitoneum on physiologic parameters in a small animal model for neonatal MIS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four 10-day-old Sprague Dawley rats underwent inhalative anesthesia (1% isoflurane in 100% O2 250 mL/minutes) and were allowed to breathe spontaneously. CO2 was insufflated into the abdominal cavity for 1 hour via a 24G cannula...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781921/exercise-periodization-over-the-year-improves-metabolic-syndrome-and-medication-use
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Felix Morales-Palomo, Miguel Ramirez-Jimenez, Juan Fernando Ortega, Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine if yearly repeated exercise training reduces metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the use of medicines to control MetS components. METHODS: Fifty five MetS individuals were randomized into a TRAIN group that underwent two yearly programs of 16-week of high intensity interval training (HIIT) or a non-exercising CONT group. We measured the evolution of all five MetS components, cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF; assessed by VO2PEAK) and medicine use, at baseline (0 months), mid (12 months) and end-point (24 months)...
May 2, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781685/detection-referral-and-control-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-the-rural-eastern-cape-province-of-south-africa-by-community-health-outreach-workers-in-the-rural-primary-healthcare-project-health-in-every-hut
#18
Angela A Morris-Paxton, Paul Rheeder, Rose-Marie G Ewing, Dillon Woods
BACKGROUND:  Non-communicable diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, are responsible for approximately 63% of all deaths occurring worldwide in any given year. The majority of these deaths have occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that the increase in diabetes is also most pronounced in the LMICs. The South African Labour and Development Research Unit estimated a 9% prevalence within the adult population in 2016...
April 11, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781109/rate-pressure-product-and-the-components-of-heart-rate-and-systolic-blood-pressure-in-hospitalized-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-ascend-hf
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Amanda K Verma, Jie-Lena Sun, Adrian Hernandez, John R Teerlink, Phillip J Schulte, Justin Ezekowitz, Adriaan Voors, Randall Starling, Paul Armstrong, Christopher M O'Conner, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: Heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) are prognostic markers in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Their combination in rate-pressure product (RPP) as well as their role in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains unclear. METHODS: We performed an analysis of ASCEND-HF (clinicaltrials.gov; NCT00476852), which studied 7141 patients with acute HF. HFpEF was defined as left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥40%...
May 20, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779139/insomnia-short-sleep-duration-and-high-blood-pressure-recent-evidence-and-future-directions-for-the-prevention-and-management-of-hypertension
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REVIEW
Christina J Bathgate, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize research from the past 2 years on the association between insomnia, short sleep duration, and hypertension and provide a critical analysis of the evidence and suggestions for future directions in this field. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence indicates that the association between insomnia and elevated blood pressure (BP) or stage 1 and 2 hypertension is stronger in those with chronic insomnia, as compared to those with isolated insomnia symptoms, and primarily found in those with the insomnia with objective short sleep duration phenotype...
May 19, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
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