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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719516/echocardiography-and-passive-leg-raising-in-the-postoperative-period-a-prospective-observational-study
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Yasser El Hadouti, Lucía Valencia, Angel Becerra, Aurelio Rodríguez-Pérez, Jean L Vincent
BACKGROUND: Signs of hypovolaemia are frequent in the postoperative period, but not all patients need or respond to fluid administration. An increase in cardiac output (CO) after passive leg raising (PLR) has been demonstrated to be useful as a volume response predictor in non-surgical, spontaneously breathing patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography after PLR to predict fluid responsiveness in post-surgical patients...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719464/nuclear-crx-and-foxj1-expression-differentiates-non-germ-cell-pineal-region-tumors-and-supports-the-ependymal-differentiation-of-papillary-tumor-of-the-pineal-region
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Shannon Coy, Adrian M Dubuc, Sonika Dahiya, Keith L Ligon, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Sandro Santagata
Papillary tumor of the pineal region (PTPR) is a neuroepithelial neoplasm first described in 2003. Despite the anatomic association of PTPR with the pineal gland, the features of these tumors resemble those of the ependymal circumventricular subcommissural organ (SCO) of the posterior third ventricle. Given the presumed distinct derivation of PTPR and pineal parenchymal tumors, we hypothesized that expression of lineage-specific transcription factors could distinguish these tumors and provide additional insight into the differentiation of PTPR...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718077/early-risk-stratification-using-rubidium-82-positron-emission-tomography-in-stemi-patients
#3
Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Lars Nepper-Christensen, Jacob Lønborg, Kiril Atharovski, Thomas Christensen, Lene Holmvang, Thomas Engstrøm, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Andreas Kjær
BACKGROUND: Assessment of infarct size after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent morphological changes and clinical outcome. This study aimed to assess subacute post-intervention Rubidium-82 ((82)Rb)-PET imaging in predicting left ventricle ejection fraction, regional wall motion, and final infarct size by CMR at 3-months after STEMI. METHODS: STEMI patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were included prospectively. Rest-only (82)Rb-PET perfusion imaging was performed at median 36 hours [IQR: 22 to 50] after the treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717832/endoscopic-surgery-for-intraventricular-arachnoid-cysts-in-children-clinical-presentation-radiological-features-management-and-outcomes-over-a-12-year-period
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Phillip Copley, Matthew A Kirkman, Dominic Thompson, Greg James, Kristian Aquilina
PURPOSE: Less than 0.5% of arachnoid cysts are intraventricular in origin. We review our experience with endoscopic surgery for intraventricular arachnoid cysts in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of children with intraventricular arachnoid cysts who underwent surgery between 2005 and 2016. Clinical notes and imaging were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients with endoscopically treated intraventricular arachnoid cysts were identified (M/F = 17:12; median age = 1...
July 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717248/loss-of-type-9-adenylyl-cyclase-triggers-reduced-phosphorylation-of-hsp20-and-diastolic-dysfunction
#5
Yong Li, Tanya A Baldwin, Yan Wang, Janani Subramaniam, Anibal Garza Carbajal, Cameron S Brand, Shane R Cunha, Carmen W Dessauer
Adenylyl cyclase type 9 (AC9) is found tightly associated with the scaffolding protein Yotiao and the IKs ion channel in heart. But apart from potential IKs regulation, physiological roles for AC9 are unknown. We show that loss of AC9 in mice reduces less than 3% of total AC activity in heart but eliminates Yotiao-associated AC activity. AC9(-/-) mice exhibit no structural abnormalities but show a significant bradycardia, consistent with AC9 expression in sinoatrial node. Global changes in PKA phosphorylation patterns are not altered in AC9(-/-) heart, however, basal phosphorylation of heat shock protein 20 (Hsp20) is significantly decreased...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717163/titin-mediated-thick-filament-activation-through-a-mechanosensing-mechanism-introduces-sarcomere-length-dependencies-in-mathematical-models-of-rat-trabecula-and-whole-ventricle
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Lorenzo Marcucci, Takumi Washio, Toshio Yanagida
Recent experimental evidence in skeletal muscle demonstrated the existence of a thick-filament mechanosensing mechanism, acting as a second regulatory system for muscle contraction, in addition to calcium-mediated thin filament regulation. These two systems cooperate to generate force, but the extent to which their interaction is relevant in physiologically contracting muscle was not yet assessed experimentally. Therefore, we included both regulatory mechanisms in a mathematical model of rat trabecula and whole ventricle...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717114/the-efficacy-of-isochronal-3d-mapping-based-ablation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia
#7
Masahito Suzuki, Junichi Nitta, Yosuke Hayashi, Kikou Lee, Keita Watanabe, Tatsuhiko Hirao, Nobutaka Kato, Yukihiro Inamura, Akira Sato, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
Treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) commonly involves ablating sites showing electrograms with the earliest activity relative to the VA, but there is no threshold value for prematurity guaranteeing success. Ablation of sites with great prematurity can still result in failure.We hypothesized that isochronal map area (ISCA), derived from isochrones indicating electrogram prematurity, could help identify ablation targets in VA patients, as well as predict outcome. Specifically, we hypothesized that smaller ICSA for a given prematurity value would indicate a shallower arrhythmogenic focus leading to a higher likelihood of successful ablation...
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716964/a-glun2b-selective-nmdar-antagonist-reverses-synapse-loss-and-cognitive-impairment-produced-by-the-hiv-1-protein-tat
#8
Jonathan D Raybuck, Nicholas J Hargus, Stanley A Thayer
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) affects approximately half of HIV-infected patients. Loss of synaptic connections is a hallmark of many neurocognitive disorders, including HAND. The HIV-1 protein transactivator of transcription (Tat) disrupts synaptic connections both in vitro and in vivo and has been linked to impaired neurocognitive function in humans. In vitro studies have shown that ifenprodil, an antagonist selective for GluN2B-containing NMDARs, reverses synapse loss when applied after Tat...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716430/non-invasive-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-function-with-real-time-3-d-echocardiography
#9
Ran Chen, Meihua Zhu, Kacie Amacher, Xia Wu, David J Sahn, Muhammad Ashraf
The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and feasibility of real-time 3-D echocardiography (3-DE) in assessing right ventricular (RV) systolic function. A latex balloon was inserted into the right ventricle of 20 freshly harvested pig hearts which were then passively driven by a pulsatile pump apparatus. The RV global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), global area strain (GAS) and RV ejection fraction (RVEF), derived from 3-DE, as well as the RVEF obtained from 2-D echocardiography (2-DE) were quantified at different stroke volumes (30-70 mL) and compared with sonomicrometry data...
July 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715069/impact-of-diabetes-on-association-between-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-extent-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Taner Seker, Caner Turkoglu, Hazar Harbalıoglu, Mustafa Gur
BACKGROUND: Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is associated with increased cardio metabolic risk. Recent studies have suggested that there is a strong relationship between diabetes and EFT. Although the relationship between EFT and coronary artery disease (CAD) is well known, the possible impact of diabetes on the relationship between EFT and extent and complexity of CAD was not fully investigated. AIM: We aimed to investigate the relationship between EFT and extent and complexity of CAD in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) with and without diabetes...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714851/pdgfr%C3%AE-functions-in-endothelial-derived-cells-to-regulate-neural-crest-cells-and-development-of-the-great-arteries
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Haig Aghajanian, Young Kuk Cho, Nicholas W Rizer, Qiaohong Wang, Li Li, Karl Degenhardt, Rajan Jain
Originating as a single vessel emerging from the embryonic heart, the truncus arteriosus must septate and remodel into the aorta and pulmonary artery to support postnatal life. Defective remodeling or septation leads to abnormalities collectively known as conotruncal defects, which are associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Multiple populations of cells must interact to coordinate outflow tract remodeling, and cardiac neural crest has emerged as particularly important during this process. Abnormalities in cardiac neural crest have been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple conotruncal defects, including persistent truncus arteriosus, double outlet right ventricle, and tetralogy of Fallot...
July 14, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714245/drug-loaded-multifunctional-nanoparticles-targeted-to-the-endocardial-layer-of-the-injured-heart-modulate-hypertrophic-signaling
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Mónica P A Ferreira, Sanjeev Ranjan, Sini Kinnunen, Alexandra Correia, Virpi Talman, Ermei Mäkilä, Brianda Barrios-Lopez, Marianna Kemell, Vimalkumar Balasubramanian, Jarno Salonen, Jouni Hirvonen, Heikki Ruskoaho, Anu J Airaksinen, Hélder A Santos
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death globally. Severe myocardial ischemia results in a massive loss of myocytes and acute myocardial infarction, the endocardium being the most vulnerable region. At present, current therapeutic lines only ameliorate modestly the quality of life of these patients. Here, an engineered nanocarrier is reported for targeted drug delivery into the endocardial layer of the left ventricle for cardiac repair. Biodegradable porous silicon (PSi) nanoparticles are functionalized with atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), which is known to be expressed predominantly in the endocardium of the failing heart...
July 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714039/current-role-of-echocardiography-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#13
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Donato Mele, Matteo Bertini, Michele Malagù, Marianna Nardozza, Roberto Ferrari
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Patients are usually assessed by echocardiography, which provides a number of anatomical and functional information used for cardiac dyssynchrony assessment, prognostic stratification, identification of the optimal site of pacing in the left ventricle, optimization of the CRT device, and patient follow-up. Compared to other cardiac imaging techniques, echocardiography has the advantage to be non-invasive, repeatable, and safe, without exposure to ionizing radiation or nefrotoxic contrast...
July 17, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712998/brain-natriuretic-peptide-mediates-the-prognostic-role-of-renal-function-towards-10-year-cardiovascular-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-hhf-study-2006-2016
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Christina Chrysohoou, George Georgiopoulos, Hara Kosyfa, Ioanna Kotsopoulou Haritou, Matina Kouvari, Androniki Filippou, Stelios Iosifidis, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Panagiotis Aggelopoulos, Christos Pitsavos, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Risk stratification in chronic heart failure (HF) remains a challenge. Renal function and B-natriuretic peptide (BNP) might confer predictive value towards long-term mortality in HF patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: From May 2006 to March 2009, 1,000 consecutive patients who were hospitalized with ACS diagnosis were enrolled in the study. In 2016, the 10-year follow-up (2006-2016) was performed in 745 participants...
July 13, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711963/transfer-of-neonates-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-within-a-regionalized-network
#15
Michael F Swartz, Jill M Cholette, Jennifer M Orie, Marshall L Jacobs, Jeffrey P Jacobs, George M Alfieris
Regionalization of pediatric cardiac surgical care varies between and within states. In most geographic regions, at least some neonates with critical heart disease are transferred from their birth hospital to a different hospital for surgery. The impact of neonatal transfer for surgery, particularly over a considerable distance (>10 miles), has been largely unexplored. We sought to examine the impact of transferring neonates for cardiac surgery. We queried the New York State Cardiac Surgery database (2005-2014) from a single institution to identify neonates born within the cardiac surgery center and those transferred for surgery...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711539/transventricular-migration-of-neurocysticercosis
#16
Abhidha Shah, Ravikiran Vutha, Shilpa Sankhe, Atul Goel
A 22-year old male patient presented with the main symptom of diplopia for about a week. Neurological examination revealed bilateral sixth cranial nerve weakness. Investigations during the period showed an intraventricular tumor that migrated from lateral ventricle to the third ventricle and subsequently to the fourth ventricle. The lesion was resected from the fourth ventricle and was identified to be a neurocysticercosis cyst. Such an intraventricular migration of any kind of tumor has not been recorded in the literature...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711530/pitfalls-of-a-neuroendoscopic-biopsy-of-intraventricular-germ-cell-tumors
#17
Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Atsushi Tominaga, Taiichi Saito, Tetsuhiko Sakoguchi, Takeshi Takayasu, Satoshi Usui, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kazunori Arita, Kaoru Kurisu
OBJECTIVE: A neuroendoscopic biopsy has become common for the diagnosis of ventricular tumors. However, its utility in patients with germ cell tumors (GCTs) has not been well discussed. We examined the usefulness and pitfalls of neuroendoscopic biopsies of intraventricular GCTs at a single institution. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 21 consecutive patients diagnosed with GCT by a neuroendoscopic biopsy of the ventricular region via the lateral ventricle. We examined the localization of tumors, histological diagnoses using biopsies, surgical complications, and consistency of the diagnosis at the latest follow-up...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710467/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-cultured-in-3d-engineered-heart-tissue-show-physiological-upstroke-velocity-and-sodium-current-density
#18
Marc D Lemoine, Ingra Mannhardt, Kaja Breckwoldt, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Frederik Flenner, Bärbel Ulmer, Marc N Hirt, Christiane Neuber, András Horváth, Benjamin Kloth, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen, Torsten Christ
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising tool for drug testing and modelling genetic disorders. Abnormally low upstroke velocity is a current limitation. Here we investigated the use of 3D engineered heart tissue (EHT) as a culture method with greater resemblance to human heart tissue in comparison to standard technique of 2D monolayer (ML) format. INa was measured in ML or EHT using the standard patch-clamp technique. INa density was ~1.8 fold larger in EHT (-18...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709860/chondrosarcoma-extrinsic-compression-of-the-right-ventricle-and-pericardial-effusion
#19
Pablo Robles Velasco, Isabel Monedero Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709664/current-results-of-single-ventricle-palliation-of-patients-with-double-inlet-left-ventricle
#20
Bahaaldin Alsoufi, Courtney McCracken, Kirk Kanter, Subhadra Shashidharan, Brian Kogon
BACKGROUND: Double inlet left ventricle (DILV) is a heterogeneous single ventricle anomaly in which initial presentation, and consequently, timing and palliation mode vary based on morphology and degree of pulmonary or systemic outflow obstruction. Very few reports, mostly old, focused on palliation outcomes of DILV. We report current-era results and examine whether morphologic and subsequently surgical factors influence survival. METHODS: Fifty-eight infants with DILV underwent single ventricle palliation...
July 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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