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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232706/biventricular-differences-in-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-signaling-following-burn-injury
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Ashley N Guillory, Robert P Clayton, Anesh Prasai, Amina El Ayadi, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty
Burn injury detrimentally affects the myocardium, primarily due to over-activation of β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR). Autopsy reports from our institution reveal that patients often suffer from right ventricle (RV) failure. Since burn injury affects β-AR signaling in the left ventricle (LV), we proposed that β-AR signaling may also be altered in the RV. A rodent model with a scald burn of 60% of the total body surface area was used to test this hypothesis. Ventricles were isolated 7 days post-burn. We examined the expression of β-ARs via Western blotting and the mRNA expression of downstream signaling proteins via qRT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232411/rev-erb-agonist-improves-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-and-survival-in-myocardial-infarction-through-an-anti-inflammatory-mechanism
#2
Endin Nokik Stujanna, Nobuyuki Murakoshi, Kazuko Tajiri, DongZhu Xu, Taizo Kimura, Rujie Qin, Duo Feng, Saori Yonebayashi, Yukino Ogura, Fumi Yamagami, Akira Sato, Akihiko Nogami, Kazutaka Aonuma
Rev-erb α, known as nuclear receptor 1D1 (NR1D1), regulates circadian rhythm, modulates glucose and lipid metabolism, and inflammatory response. However, little is known about the effect of Rev-erb agonist on the progression of myocardial infarction (MI) and heart failure. To investigate it, wild-type male mice underwent sham-operation or permanent ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery to create MI model. Rev-erb agonist SR9009 (100 mg/kg/day) or vehicle was intraperitoneally administered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232407/temporal-changes-in-cardiac-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-remodeling-induced-by-exercise-in-hypertension-role-for-local-angiotensin-ii-reduction
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Sebastião D Silva, Zaira P Jara, Roseli Peres, Larissa S Lima, Cristóforo Scavone, Augusto C Montezano, Rhian M Touyz, Dulce E Casarini, Lisete C Michelini
Exercise training reduces renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation, decreases plasma and tissue oxidative stress and inflammation in hypertension. However, the temporal nature of these phenomena in response to exercise is unknown. We sought to determine in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched WKY controls the weekly effects of training on blood pressure (BP), plasma and left ventricle (LV) Ang II and Ang-(1-7) content (HPLC), LV oxidative stress (DHE staining), gene and protein expression (qPCR and WB) of pro-inflammatory cytokines, antioxidant enzymes and their consequence on hypertension-induced cardiac remodeling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230880/angiosarcoma-of-the-right-atrium-and-right-ventricle
#4
Jinaga Nageswar Rao, Deepak Gowda G, Rajan Anand, Neelam B Desai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230807/a-comparative-study-of-the-neural-stem-cell-niche-in-the-adult-hypothalamus-of-human-mouse-rat-and-grey-mouse-lemur-microcebus-murinus
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Giuliana Pellegrino, Claire Trubert, Jérémy Terrien, Fabien Pifferi, Danièle Leroy, Anne Loyens, Martine Migaud, Marc Baroncini, Claude-Alain Maurage, Christian Fontaine, Vincent Prévot, Ariane Sharif
The adult brain contains niches of neural stem cells that continuously add new neurons to selected circuits throughout life. Two niches have been extensively studied in various mammalian species including humans, the subventricular zone of the lateral ventricles and the subgranular zone of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Recently, studies conducted mainly in rodents have identified a third neurogenic niche in the adult hypothalamus. In order to evaluate whether a neural stem cell niche also exists in the adult hypothalamus in humans, we performed multiple immunofluorescence labeling to assess the expression of a panel of neural stem/progenitor cell (NPC) markers (Sox2, nestin, vimentin, GLAST, GFAP) in the human hypothalamus and compared them with the mouse, rat and a non-human primate species, the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230597/presence-of-post-systolic-shortening-is-an-independent-predictor-of-heart-failure-in-patients-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Philip Brainin, Sune Haahr-Pedersen, Morten Sengeløv, Flemming Javier Olsen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Following an ischemic event post systolic shortening (PSS) may occur. We investigated the association between PSS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and occurrence of cardiovascular events at follow-up. A total of 373 patients admitted with STEMI and treated with pPCI were prospectively included in the study cohort. All patients were examined by echocardiography a median of 2 days after admission (interquartile range, 1-3 days)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230595/an-optimized-technique-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculocisternostomy-etv-for-children-with-occlusive-hydrocephalus
#7
Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230570/the-relationship-between-systolic-vector-flow-mapping-parameters-and-left-ventricular-cardiac-function-in-healthy-dogs
#8
Seijirow Goya, Tomoki Wada, Kazumi Shimada, Daiki Hirao, Ryou Tanaka
Vector flow mapping (VFM) is a novel echocardiographic technology that shows blood flow vectors and vortexes, enabled the hydrokinetic evaluation of hemodynamics within the left ventricle. VFM provides several unique parameters: circulation, vorticity, vortex area, and energy loss. The present study aims to reveal a relationship between VFM parameters and cardiac function. Five healthy Beagle dogs were anesthetized and administered with dobutamine (0, 2, 4, 8, 12 µg/kg/min). Pressure-volume diagrams were acquired to assess cardiac function using pressure-volume conductance catheter...
December 11, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229621/stem-cell-therapy-for-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Evangelos K Oikonomou, Demetrios Moris, Dimitrios Schizas, Konstantinos P Economopoulos, Konstantinos S Mylonas
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) constitutes the most prevalent and heterogeneous group of congenital anomalies. Although surgery remains the gold standard treatment modality, stem cell therapy has been gaining ground as a complimentary or alternative treatment option in certain types of CHD. The aim of this study was to present the existing published evidence and ongoing research efforts on the implementation of stem cell-based therapeutic strategies in CHD. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by searching Medline, ClinicalTrials...
December 12, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229494/classic-pattern-dyssynchrony-in-adolescents-and-adults-with-a-fontan-circulation
#10
Assami Rösner, Tigran Khalapyan, Håvard Dalen, Doff B McElhinney, Mark K Friedberg, George K Lui
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested the presence of dyssynchrony in the functionally single ventricle. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of classic-pattern dyssynchrony (CPD), characterized by typical early and late deformation of opposite walls, and its relation to QRS duration and myocardial function in patients with single-ventricle physiology after Fontan palliation. METHODS: In a retrospective cross-sectional study, 101 adolescent and adult patients with single-ventricle physiology after the Fontan procedure were investigated...
December 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229372/invasive-and-noninvasive-hemodynamic-assessment-in-adults-with-fontan-palliation
#11
Alexander C Egbe, Heidi M Connolly, Nathaniel W Taggart, Mohamad Al-Otaibi, Barry A Borlaug
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although echocardiographic-Doppler cardiac index (CI) assessment is widely used to guide heart failure management in patients with biventricular circulation, this application has not been studied in the Fontan population. The objective of this study was to: (1) determine the correlation between Doppler and cardiac catheterization CI calculation; (2) determine the association between Doppler CI and the occurrence of Fontan failure. METHODS: Retrospective review of adult Fontan patients followed at Mayo Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease program, 1994-2015...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229263/the-hemodynamic-effects-of-different-pacing-modalities-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-function
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R C W Gielgens, I H F Herold, A H M van Straten, B M van Gelder, F A Bracke, H H M Korsten, M A Soliman Hamad, R A Bouwman
OBJECTIVES: Patients with decreased left ventricular function undergoing cardiac surgery have a greater chance of difficult weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass and a poorer clinical outcome. Directly after weaning, interventricular dyssynchrony, paradoxical septal motion, and even temporary bundle-branch block might be observed. In this study, the authors measured arterial dP/dtmax, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and cardiac index using transpulmonary thermodilution, pulse contour analysis, and femoral artery catheter and compared the effects between right ventricular (A-RV) and biventricular (A-BiV) pacing on these parameters...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229228/factors-influencing-norvancomycin-concentration-in-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-patients-after-craniotomy-and-dosing-guideline-a-population-approach
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Xingang Li, Yuanxing Wu, Shusen Sun, Qiang Wang, Zhigang Zhao
PURPOSE: Antibacterial spectrum and activity of norvancomycin are comparable with vancomycin, and it has been widely used in China. Norvancomycin can penetrate into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the damaged blood-brain barrier in patients after craniotomy. Because higher inter-individual variability was observed, we aimed to identify factors related to drug concentration to guide clinicians with norvancomycin dosing. METHODS: After craniotomy, patients with an indwelling catheter in the operational area/ventricle were intravenously administered norvancomycin...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229150/echocardiography-allows-for-analysis-of-pulmonary-arterial-flow-in-mice-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#14
Mansi Shah, Michael R Phillips, Megan Quintana, Gary Stupp, Sean E McLean
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a structural birth defect associated with pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We hypothesize that echocardiography provides a method to assess real-time right ventricle (RV) function, remodeling, and pulmonary artery (PA) flow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Slit3 wild-type (WT) (n = 6) and knockout (KO) (n = 5) mice were analyzed at 2-3 months of age. Mice were anesthetized using isoflurane...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228805/biochemical-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-persea-americana-mill-on-the-myocardium-of-left-ventricle-of-high-salt-fed-adult-wistar-rats
#15
Ayoola I Olushola, Komolafe O Aderibigbe, Saka O Stephen, Odukoya S Ayodeji
BACKGROUND: The cardioprotective effects of Persea americana extract was investigated on biochemical activities of high salt-fed adult Wistar rats in this study. METHOD: Forty healthy Wistar rats of both sexes weighing 120 to 150 g were randomly assigned into 8 groups of 5 rats each (groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H). Rats in groups A, F, G, and H were fed with standard laboratory pellets, while groups B, C, D, and E were fed on the high-salt diet for 4 weeks. Concomitantly, daily administration of 50, 100, and 150 mg/kg of the P americana extract were given orally to groups C and F, D and G, and E and H, respectively, while rats in groups A and B were administered distilled water...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227823/lncrna-malat1-regulates-sepsis-induced-cardiac-inflammation-and-dysfunction-via-interaction-with-mir-125b-and-p38-mapk-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Hu Chen, Xiaoyun Wang, Xuetao Yan, Xiaoli Cheng, Xianghu He, Wenzhong Zheng
This study aimed to explore the role of MALAT1 in sepsis-induced cardiac inflammation and dysfunction. We constructed the rat sepsis models through cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). The cardiac function, including left ventricular peak pressure (LVPP), left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) and maximum rate of rise/fall of left ventricle pressure (±dp/dtmax) as well as the contents of serum cardiac troponin I (CTn-I), creatine kinase (CK), and creative kinase isoenzyme MB (CK-MB) were detected after modeling...
December 7, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227821/scan-rescan-reproducibility-of-ventricular-and-atrial-mri-feature-tracking-strain
#17
Jérôme Lamy, Gilles Soulat, Morgane Evin, Adrian Huber, Alain de Cesare, Alain Giron, Benoit Diebold, Alban Redheuil, Elie Mousseaux, Nadjia Kachenoura
BACKGROUND: A feature tracking (FT) was designed to simultaneously extract myocardial strains in main cardiac chambers from cine MRI images. Its inter-observer and scan-rescan reproducibility was assessed and sample sizes required to detect predefined longitudinal changes in strain values were provided. METHOD: FT was applied on left (LV) and right (RV) ventricles as well as left atrium (LA) of 21 individuals (66 ± 10 years) who underwent 2 MRIs 2 weeks apart...
November 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227122/-hamartoma-of-mature-cardiac-myocytes-autopsy-case-report
#18
Šárka Hadravská, Magdaléna Dubová, Markéta Miesbauerová, Petr Mukenšnabl, Ondřej Daum, Alois Mádle, Karel Smetana
Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes (HMCM) is a rare benign pseudoneoplastic myocardial lesion. We describe a case of 39-year-old Bulgarian woman living in the Czech Republic, who died because of rupture of anterior communicating artery aneurysm, and severe bronchopneumonia. An incidental finding at the autopsy was a whitish unencapsulated and not sharply demarcated tumor of the left ventricle and adjacent area of interventricular septum, which protruded above the plane of section. Microscopically the tumor consisted of various different forms of disorganized hypertrophic mature cardiac myocytes without vacuolization of cytoplasm, focally in a "herringbone" pattern...
2017: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226899/successful-resection-and-reconstruction-of-primary-cardiac-lymphoma
#19
Barçın Özcem, Hatice Soner Kemal, Özlem Balcıoğlu, Hanife Özkayalar, İlhan Sanisoğlu
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is one of the rarest tumors of the heart. The most common type is diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma. Most often, the right atrium and the right ventricle are involved, and if not diagnosed and treated in time, it can be fatal. In this case, a female patient underwent an urgent operation for a large, infiltrative, right atrial mass. Extensive resection of the lateral walls of both atria and the interatrial septum as well as reconstruction were performed successfully. The pathological evaluation suggested PCL...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226895/a-late-complication-of-coronary-artery-perforation-during-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-coronary-arteriovenous-fistula
#20
Kayıhan Karaman, Metin Karayakalı, Arif Arısoy, İlker Akar, Ataç Çelik
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is a rare, but potentially mortal possible complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. There are several treatment options for this complication, including prolonged balloon dilatation, use of a coronary stent graft, and bypass surgery. In this case report, a 65-year-old female patient who was admitted to the catheter laboratory with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, was presented. Coronary angiography revealed total occlusion in the mid segment of the right coronary artery and a drug-eluting stent was implanted under 12 atm of pressure following pre-dilatation with a perfusion balloon...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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