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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240772/monitoring-of-arrhythmia-and-sudden-death-in-a-hemodialysis-population-the-crash-ilr-study
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Paul R Roberts, Donah Zachariah, John M Morgan, Arthur M Yue, Elizabeth F Greenwood, Patrick C Phillips, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green, Robert J Lewis, Paul R Kalra
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that sudden cardiac death (SCD) contributes around 50% of cardiovascular and 27% of all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. The true burden of arrhythmias and arrhythmic deaths in this population, however, remains poorly characterised. Cardio Renal Arrhythmia Study in Hemodialysis (CRASH-ILR) is a prospective, implantable loop recorder single centre study of 30 established hemodialysis patients and one of the first to provide long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240564/evaluating-different-criteria-for-defining-a-complete-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-recording-data-from-the-jackson-heart-study
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Samantha G Bromfield, John N Booth, Matthew S Loop, Joseph E Schwartz, Samantha R Seals, Stephen J Thomas, Yuan-I Min, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Daichi Shimbo, Paul Muntner
OBJECTIVE: We determined differences in the prevalence of blood pressure (BP) phenotypes and the association of these phenotypes with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) for individuals who fulfilled and did not fulfill various criteria used for defining a complete ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recording. METHODS: We analyzed data for 1141 participants from the Jackson Heart Study. Criteria evaluated included having greater than or equal to 80% of planned readings with more than or equal to one reading per hour (Spanish ABPM Registry criteria), more than or equal to 70% of planned readings with a minimum of 20 daytime and seven nighttime readings (2013 European Society of Hypertension criteria), greater than or equal to 14 daytime and greater than or equal to seven nighttime readings (2003 European Society of Hypertension criteria), more than or equal to 10 daytime and more than or equal to 5 nighttime readings (International Database of Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Relation to Cardiovascular Outcome criteria), and greater than or equal to 14 daytime readings (UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence criteria)...
December 13, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240038/prevalence-of-hypertension-htn-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-a-hospitalized-pediatric-hemophilia-population
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Warren Alperstein, Fernando F Corrales-Medina, Leonardo Tamariz, Ana M Palacio, Joanna A Davis
Improved life expectancy in hemophilia has led to a greater interest in age-related disorders. Hypertension (HTN) as well as cardiovascular disease have been increasingly reported in hemophilic adults but there is currently very limited data in the pediatric population. We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the 2012 National Health Cost and Utilization Project database to determine the prevalence of HTN and associated cardiovascular risk factors in a hospitalized pediatric hemophilia population, between the ages of 0 to 21 years, in comparison with the general pediatric population...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239815/provider-recommendations-for-patient-reported-muscle-symptoms-on-statin-therapy-insights-from-the-understanding-statin-use-in-america-and-gaps-in-patient-education-survey
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Terry A Jacobson, Abdullah Khan, Kevin C Maki, Eliot A Brinton, Jerome D Cohen
BACKGROUND: Statin-associated muscle symptoms are reported by 10% to 29% of patients in clinical practice and are a major determinant of statin nonadherence, discontinuation, and switching. Little is known about what advice patients receive from their providers when dealing with these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to assess patient's reports of provider advice when experiencing new or worsened muscle symptoms while taking a statin. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the Understanding Statin Use in America and Gaps in Education survey, a self-administered internet-based survey of 10,138 adults with a reported history of high cholesterol and statin use...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230004/prognostic-impact-of-baseline-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Paula Moreira da Costa, Arthur Fernandes Cortez, Fabio de Souza, Gabriel de Souza Mares, Bruno Dussoni Moreira Dos Santos, Elizabeth Silaid Muxfeldt
Moderately increased albuminuria, defined as urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) between 30 and 300-mg/24-h is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. This study aim to analyze the prognostic value of baseline UAER in a still understudied group, patients with resistant hypertension (RHT). This is a prospective observational study, which had enrolled 1048 outpatients with RHT, who were submitted to a clinical-laboratory assessment and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) during the follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229726/prognostic-significance-of-blood-pressure-variability-on-beat-to-beat-monitoring-after-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
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Alastair J S Webb, Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Visit-to-visit and day-to-day blood pressure (BP) variability (BPV) predict an increased risk of cardiovascular events but only reflect 1 form of BPV. Beat-to-beat BPV can be rapidly assessed and might also be predictive. METHODS: In consecutive patients within 6 weeks of transient ischemic attack or nondisabling stroke (Oxford Vascular Study), BPV (coefficient of variation) was measured beat-to-beat for 5 minutes (Finometer), day-to-day for 1 week on home monitoring (3 readings, 3× daily), and on awake ambulatory BP monitoring...
December 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229403/detection-of-ventricular-premature-beats-based-on-the-pressure-signals-of-a-hemodialysis-machine
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Mattias Holmer, Juan Pablo Martínez, Eduardo Gil, Frida Sandberg, Bo Olde, Leif Sörnmo
Monitoring of ventricular premature beats (VPBs), being abundant in hemodialysis patients, can provide information on cardiovascular instability and electrolyte imbalance. In this paper, we describe a method for VPB detection which explores the signals acquired from the arterial and the venous pressure sensors, located in the extracorporeal blood circuit of a hemodialysis machine. The pressure signals are mainly composed of a pump component and a cardiac component. The cardiac component, severely overshadowed by the pump component, is estimated from the pressure signals using an earlier described iterative method...
December 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227869/reliability-of-oscillometric-central-blood-pressure-responses-to-lower-limb-resistance-exercise
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Simon Fryer, Keeron Stone, Tabitha Dickson, James Faulkner, Danielle Lambrick, Pablo Corres, Lauren Jerred, Lee Stoner
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although it is well known that resistance training (RT) is beneficial for patients suffering from a variety of cardiovascular diseases, it remains underutilized as a rehabilitation tool as there is no reliable way to monitor the additional stress placed on the central organs. The current study aimed to determine between-day reliability of central haemodynamic indices using oscillometric pulse wave analysis (PWA) during progressive sub-maximal RT. METHODS: Nineteen healthy young males were tested on 3 different mornings in a fasted state...
December 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224652/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-at-centers-with-and-without-on-site-surgical-support-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2
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Majed Afana, Hitinder S Gurm, Milan Seth, Kathleen M Frazier, Sheryl Fielding, Gerald C Koenig
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is being increasingly performed nationally at sites without on-site cardiac surgery; however, recent guidelines only provide a Class IIa recommendation for this practice. The state of Michigan has permitted PPCI without on-site surgery under a closely monitored system that mandates auditing of all procedures and quarterly feedback on quality and outcomes. This study sought to compare outcomes of patients undergoing PPCI at centers with and without on-site surgery in the state of Michigan...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222120/targeting-cardiovascular-implant-infection-multimodality-and-molecular-imaging
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Jan M Sohns, Udo Bavendiek, Tobias L Ross, Frank M Bengel
Owing to their success in clinical practice, the prevalence of cardiovascular implants is continuously increasing. Implant infection is a relevant complication but remains a diagnostic challenge because echocardiography as a first-line test may be limited. Accordingly, a multimodality approach is increasingly used for diagnostic workup and supported by recent guidelines. As reviewed here, computed tomography and nuclear imaging provide incremental diagnostic value and may be combined in a single hybrid imaging session using positron emission tomography/computed tomography or single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221483/the-role-of-sleepiness-on-arterial-stiffness-improvement-after-cpap-therapy-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria Alexandra Mineiro, Pedro Marques da Silva, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Maria João Marques Gomes, João Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aim to assess differences in changes in arterial stiffness of two groups of patients, defined as having daytime sleepiness or not, after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. METHODS: A selected cohort of consecutive male patients, under 65 years old, with moderate to severe OSA and without great number of comorbidities was studied. The diagnosis was confirmed by home respiratory poligraphy...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220803/a-single-cell-analysis-platform-for-electrochemiluminescent-detection-of-platelets-adhesion-to-endothelial-cells-based-on-au-dl-zncqds-nanoprobes
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Dongping Long, Yunfei Shang, Youyi Qiu, Bin Zhou, Peihui Yang
A novel single-cell analysis platform (SCA) was developed for the investigation of platelets adhesion to single human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) via using the adhesion molecule (E-selectin) on the damaged HUVEC as the marker site, and integrating electrochemiluminescence (ECL) with the ultrasensitive Au@DL-ZnCQDs nanoprobes. The Au@DL-ZnCQDs nanocomposite, a kind of double layer zinc-coadsorbed carbon quantum dot (ZnCQDs) core-shell nanoprobe, was firstly constructed by using gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) as the core to load with ZnCQDs and then the citrate-modified silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as the bridge to link AuNPs-ZnCQDs with ZnCQDs to form the core-shell with double layer ZnCQDs (DL-ZnCQDs) nanoprobe, revealed a 10-fold signal amplification...
November 22, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217857/a-comparison-of-haemodynamic-responses-between-clinical-assessment-guided-tracheal-intubation-and-neuromuscular-block-monitoring-guided-tracheal-intubation-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Rudranil Nandi, Shekhar Ranjan Basu, Susanta Sarkar, Rakesh Garg
Background and Aims: Haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation and their hazards are well documented. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of laryngoscopy and intubation on cardiovascular responses when the appropriate moment for intubation was directed by either clinical judgment or train-of-four assessment. Methods: A total of 68 patients, posted for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, were randomised into two groups. In Group M patients, the trachea was intubated after train of four counts became zero in adductor pollicis muscle, whereas in Group C patients, the trachea was intubated after the clinical judgment of jaw muscle relaxation...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217663/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-refractory-hypertension
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Pedro Armario, David A Calhoun, Anna Oliveras, Pedro Blanch, Ernest Vinyoles, Jose R Banegas, Manuel Gorostidi, Julián Segura, Luis M Ruilope, Tanja Dudenbostel, Alejandro de la Sierra
BACKGROUND: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of refractory hypertension (RfH) and to determine the clinical differences between these patients and resistant hypertensives (RH). Secondly, we assessed the prevalence of white-coat RfH and clinical differences between true- and white-coat RfH patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The present analysis was conducted on the Spanish Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Registry database containing 70 997 treated hypertensive patients...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217577/paradoxical-escape-responses-by-narwhals-monodon-monoceros
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Terrie M Williams, Susanna B Blackwell, Beau Richter, Mikkel-Holger S Sinding, Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen
Until recent declines in Arctic sea ice levels, narwhals (Monodon monoceros) have lived in relative isolation from human perturbation and sustained predation pressures. The resulting naïvety has made this cryptic, deep-diving cetacean highly susceptible to disturbance, although quantifiable effects have been lacking. We deployed a submersible, animal-borne electrocardiograph-accelerometer-depth recorder to monitor physiological and behavioral responses of East Greenland narwhals after release from net entanglement and stranding...
December 8, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217323/noninvasive-monitoring-of-physiologic-compromise-in-acute-appendicitis-new-insight-into-an-old-disease
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Young Mee Choi, David Leopold, Kristen Campbell, Jane Mulligan, Greg Z Grudic, Steven L Moulton
INTRODUCTION: Physiologic compromise in children with acute appendicitis has heretofore been difficult to measure. We hypothesized that the Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI), a novel adjunctive cardiovascular status indicator, would be low for children presenting with acute appendicitis in proportion to their physiological compromise, and that CRI would rise with fluid resuscitation and surgical management of their disease. METHODS: Ninety-four children diagnosed with acute appendicitis were monitored with a CipherOx CRI™ M1 pulse oximeter (Flashback Technologies Inc...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216490/phthalate-esters-on-urban-airborne-particles-levels-in-pm10-and-pm2-5-from-mexico-city-and-theoretical-assessment-of-lung-exposure
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Raúl Omar Quintana-Belmares, Annette M Krais, Bahare Kourangi Esfahani, Irma Rosas-Pérez, Daniel Mucs, Rebeca López-Marure, Åke Bergman, Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from the environment are associated with reproductive abnormalities (i.e. decreased sperm concentration; increased endometriosis) and alterations of the cardiovascular system (i.e. increased blood pressure and risk of coronary disease). Some phthalates esters have been identified as EDCs, for which inhalation is considered as one of the routes of exposure. However, only little is known regarding inhalational exposure to EDCs via urban airborne particles. In the present study, we report the monthly concentration of 8 phthalate esters measured in PM10 and PM2...
December 4, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215757/hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-is-a-major-determinant-of-renal-sympathetic-discharge-in-conscious-wistar-rats
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F D McBryde, B H Liu, E V Roloff, S Kasparov, J F R Paton
The paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) plays a crucial role in cardiovascular and neuroendocrine regulation. Application of nitric oxide donors to the PVN stimulates GABAergic transmission, and may suppress sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) to lower arterial pressure. However, the role of endogenous nitric oxide within PVN in regulating renal SNA chronically remains to be established in conscious animals. To address this, we used our previously established lentiviral vectors to selectively knock down neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) in the PVN of conscious Wistar rats...
December 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214676/platelet-function-monitoring-for-stent-thrombosis-in-critically-iii-patients-with-an-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Lisa Tilemann, Sarah K Mohr, Michael Preusch, Emanuel Chorianopoulos, Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus, Oliver J Müller
BACKGROUND: Patients after cardiac arrest or in cardiogenic shock due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk for stent thrombosis (ST) and recurrent cardiovascular events after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). High post-interventional platelet reactivity (HPR) might be an additional risk factor for ST in these critically ill patients. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2016, 401 critically ill patients from a cardiologic intensive care unit underwent platelet function testing after primary PCI using whole blood impedance aggregometry...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
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