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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190852/exercise-prescription-using-the-borg-rating-of-perceived-exertion-to-improve-fitness
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Manuel Vicente Garnacho-Castaño, Raúl Domínguez, Arturo Muñoz González, Raquel Feliu-Ruano, Noemí Serra-Payá, José Luis Maté-Muñoz
The present study aimed to compare two fitness-training methodologies, instability circuit resistance training (ICRT) versus traditional circuit resistance training (TCRT), applying an experimental model of exercise prescription controlling and modulating exercise load using the Borg rating of perceived exertion. Forty-four healthy young adults age (21.6±2.3 years) were randomly assigned to three groups: TCRT (n=14), ICRT (n=14) and a control group (n=16). Strength and cardiorespiratory tests were chosen to evaluate cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness before and after the training program...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117073/metabolic-and-performance-effects-of-yerba-mate-on-well-trained-cyclists
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Jose L Areta, Ingvild Austarheim, Helle Wangensteen, Carlo Capelli
INTRODUCTION: Yerba Mate (YM) is a South-American plant, rich in polyphenols, saponins and xanthines, of growing scientific interest due to its metabolic effects. YM has been shown to increase fat utilization during exercise in untrained humans, but its effects on well-trained individuals during exercise are unknown. METHODS: We characterized metabolic and physical performance effects of YM in eleven well-trained male cyclists. In a double-blind crossover design, participants ingested 5 g of YM or placebo (PL; maltodextrin) daily for 5 days, and 1 h prior to experimental trials...
November 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092891/sildenafil-is-associated-with-reduced-device-thrombosis-and-ischemic-stroke-despite-low-level-hemolysis-on-heart-mate-ii-support
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Omar Saeed, Sabarivinoth Rangasamy, Ibrahim Selevany, Shivank Madan, Jeremy Fertel, Ruth Eisenberg, Mohammad Aljoudi, Snehal R Patel, Julia Shin, Daniel B Sims, Morayma Reyes Gil, Daniel J Goldstein, Marvin J Slepian, Henny H Billett, Ulrich P Jorde
BACKGROUND: Persistent low-level hemolysis (LLH) during continuous-flow mechanical circulatory support is associated with subsequent thrombosis. Free hemoglobin from ongoing hemolysis scavenges nitric oxide (NO) to create an NO deficiency which can augment platelet function leading to a prothrombotic state. The phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, sildenafil, potentiates NO signaling to inhibit platelet function. Accordingly, we investigated the association of sildenafil administration and thrombotic events in patients with LLH during Heart Mate II support...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079903/anti-oxidants-correct-disturbance-of-redox-enzymes-in-the-hearts-of-rat-fetuses-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Rosa Aras-López, L Almeida, V Andreu-Fernández, J Tovar, L Martínez
AIM: To evaluate if the redox system is unbalanced in the hearts of nitrofen-induced congenital diaphragmatic hernia  (CDH) animals and to study the possible preventive effects of two anti-oxidant treatments, apocynin and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). METHODS: Adult rats were divided into four groups. Group 1: rats received only vehicle on day E9.5. Group 2: rats received 100 mg nitrofen on day E9.5. Group 3: 1 month before mating rats received apocynin 1...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771489/additional-value-of-screening-for-minor-genes-and-copy-number-variants-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Irene Mademont-Soler, Jesus Mates, Raquel Yotti, Maria Angeles Espinosa, Alexandra Pérez-Serra, Ana Isabel Fernandez-Avila, Monica Coll, Irene Méndez, Anna Iglesias, Bernat Del Olmo, Helena Riuró, Sofía Cuenca, Catarina Allegue, Oscar Campuzano, Ferran Picó, Carles Ferrer-Costa, Patricia Álvarez, Sergio Castillo, Pablo Garcia-Pavia, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Laura Padron-Barthe, Aranzazu Díaz de Bustamante, María Teresa Darnaude, José Ignacio González-Hevia, Josep Brugada, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles, Ramon Brugada
INTRODUCTION: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most prevalent inherited heart disease. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is the preferred genetic test, but the diagnostic value of screening for minor and candidate genes, and the role of copy number variants (CNVs) deserves further evaluation. METHODS: Three hundred and eighty-seven consecutive unrelated patients with HCM were screened for genetic variants in the 5 most frequent genes (MYBPC3, MYH7, TNNT2, TNNI3 and TPM1) using Sanger sequencing (N = 84) or NGS (N = 303)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465118/development-and-validation-of-a-major-adverse-transplant-event-mate-score-to-predict-late-graft-loss-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation
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Christopher S Almond, Helena Hoen, Joseph W Rossano, Chesney Castleberry, Scott R Auerbach, Lingyao Yang, Ashwin K Lal, Melanie D Everitt, Matthew Fenton, Seth A Hollander, Elfriede Pahl, Elizabeth Pruitt, David N Rosenthal, Doff B McElhinney, Kevin P Daly, Manisha Desai
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate power to perform a valid clinical trial in pediatric heart transplantation (HT) using a conventional end-point, because the disease is rare and hard end-points, such as death or graft loss, are infrequent. We sought to develop and validate a surrogate end-point involving the cumulative burden of post-transplant complications to predict death/graft loss to power a randomized clinical trial of maintenance immunosuppression in pediatric HT. METHODS: Pediatric Heart Transplant Study (PHTS) data were used to identify all children who underwent an isolated orthotopic HT between 2005 and 2014 who survived to 6 months post-HT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359226/prevention-of-fetal-infection-in-heifers-challenged-with-bovine-viral-diarrhoea-virus-type-1a-by-vaccination-with-a-type-1c-or-type-1a-vaccine
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
R Packianathan, W J Clough, A Hodge, D K Holz, J Huang, G L Bryant, C Colantoni
AIMS: To evaluate a vaccine containing type 1c bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus for prevention of fetal infection in pregnant heifers when challenged with New Zealand BVD virus type 1a 6 months after vaccination, compared to unvaccinated heifers and heifers vaccinated with a vaccine containing type 1a BVD virus. METHODS: Fifty five crossbred Friesian heifers, free from BVD virus and antibody, were randomly allocated to three groups. Twenty five heifers were vaccinated twice with a vaccine containing type 1c BVD virus (T1c group), and 10 heifers with a vaccine containing type 1a BVD virus (T1a group), and 20 heifers were unvaccinated (NC group)...
May 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341764/transesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-of-transcatheter-closure-of-the-aortic-valve-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device-related-severe-aortic-regurgitation
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Preetham Muskala, Taiyeb M Khumri, Michael L Main
A 68 year-old man with a severe ischemic cardiomyopathy underwent left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation (Heart Mate II device) for destination therapy. He presented 49 months following LVAD implant with worsening heart failure symptoms and new severe aortic regurgitation. Given high risk for both surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement, he was admitted for transcatheter closure of the aortic valve under transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) guidance. TEE imaging revealed severe aortic regurgitation (see Figure 1A and 1B, and multimedia files 1 and 2)...
March 24, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202628/effects-of-upgrade-versus-de-novo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-on-clinical-response-and-long-term-survival-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Mate Vamos, Julia W Erath, Zsolt Bari, Denes Vagany, Sven P Linzbach, Tatsiana Burmistrava, Carsten W Israel, Gabor Z Duray, Stefan H Hohnloser
BACKGROUND: Benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on morbidity and mortality in selected patients are well known. Although the number of upgrade procedures from single- or dual-chamber devices to CRT is increasing, there are only sparse data on the outcomes of upgrade procedures compared with de novo CRT. This study aimed to evaluate clinical response and survival in patients receiving de novo versus upgrade CRT defibrillator therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospectively collected outcome data were compared in patients undergoing de novo or upgrade CRT defibrillator implantation at 3 implant centers in Germany and Hungary...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132808/store-operated-ca-2-entry-controls-induction-of-lipolysis-and-the-transcriptional-reprogramming-to-lipid-metabolism
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Mate Maus, Mario Cuk, Bindi Patel, Jayson Lian, Mireille Ouimet, Ulrike Kaufmann, Jun Yang, Rita Horvath, Hue-Tran Hornig-Do, Zofia M Chrzanowska-Lightowlers, Kathryn J Moore, Ana Maria Cuervo, Stefan Feske
Ca(2+) signals were reported to control lipid homeostasis, but the Ca(2+) channels and pathways involved are largely unknown. Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is a ubiquitous Ca(2+) influx pathway regulated by stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1), STIM2, and the Ca(2+) channel ORAI1. We show that SOCE-deficient mice accumulate pathological amounts of lipid droplets in the liver, heart, and skeletal muscle. Cells from patients with loss-of-function mutations in STIM1 or ORAI1 show a similar phenotype, suggesting a cell-intrinsic role for SOCE in the regulation of lipid metabolism...
March 7, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576196/evaluation-of-feline-uterine-and-umbilical-arteries-blood-flow-in-a-pharmacologically-induced-abnormal-gestation-model
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
P G Blanco, R Vercellini, A Rube, R Rodríguez, D O Arias, C Gobello
The aim of this study was to describe resistance index (RI) and systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D ratio) of uterine and umbilical arteries in an experimental model of abnormal pregnancy in felids. On days 30 to 35 (32 ± 2.9) after mating, 20 domestic short-hair pregnant queens were randomly assigned to one of the following treatment groups: a treated group (TG; n = 8), which received 10 mg/kg of aglepristone subcutaneously twice, 24 hours apart, and a control nontreated group (CG; n = 12). M-mode and Doppler ultrasonographic evaluations were performed at the initiation of the treatment (Day 0) and then every other day during 8 days...
December 2016: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533758/effects-of-digitalis-on-mortality-in-a-large-cohort-of-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients-results-of-a-long-term-follow-up-study-in-1020-patients
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Julia W Erath, Mate Vamos, Stefan H Hohnloser
AIMS: The effects of digitalis on mortality in patients with structural heart disease are controversially discussed. We aimed to assess the effects of digitalis administration in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective analysis comprises 1020 consecutive patients who received an ICD at our institution and who were followed for up to 10 years (median 37 months). A total of 438 patients were receiving digitalis at the time of ICD implantation and 582 did not...
July 2016: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496489/comparison-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-by-the-use-of-pulsatile-left-ventricular-assist-devices-polvad-mev-and-continuous-flow-heart-ware-and-heart-mate-ii-in-a-single-center-experience
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
P Nadziakiewicz, J Pacholewicz, M Zakliczynski, T Niklewski, J Borkowski, T Hrapkowicz, M Zembala
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support is increasingly used in patients with heart failure as a bridge to transplant or recovery. Results of use the Polish POLVAD MEV pulsatile circulatory support system and its comparison with novel devices never was done. We compared the course of patients with left ventricular circulatory support (left ventricular assist device [LVAD]) supported by POLVAD MEV or continuous flow devices Heart Mate II (HM II) and Heart Ware (HW) in single-center cohort...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27402911/advanced-maternal-age-causes-adverse-programming-of-mouse-blastocysts-leading-to-altered-growth-and-impaired-cardiometabolic-health-in-post-natal-life
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M A Velazquez, C G C Smith, N R Smyth, C Osmond, T P Fleming
STUDY QUESTION: Does advanced maternal age (AMA) in mice affect cardiometabolic health during post-natal life in offspring derived from an assisted reproduction technology (ART) procedure? SUMMARY ANSWER: Offspring derived from blastocysts collected from aged female mice displayed impaired body weight gain, blood pressure, glucose metabolism and organ allometry during post-natal life compared with offspring derived from blastocysts from young females; since all blastocysts were transferred to normalized young mothers, this effect is independent of maternal pregnancy conditions...
September 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356851/mechanism-of-uncoupling-protein%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-mediated-myocardial-injury-in-hypothermic-preserved-rat-hearts
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Gai-Ge Chen, Jin-Bin Yan, Xu-Ming Wang, Ming-Zhi Zheng, Jian-Ping Jiang, Xin-Mei Zhou, Bin Cai, Yue-Liang Shen
In the present study, the alterations in uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) expression following hypothermic preservation in rat hearts were investigated. Isolated rat hearts were preserved in Celsior solution for 3‑12 h followed by 60 min of reperfusion. The cardiac function was evaluated using the Langendorff perfusion system. UCP2 and silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog 1 (SIRT1) proteins were detected by western blot analysis. The ATP production and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were assessed...
August 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27208803/prevalence-and-predictors-of-metformin-prescribing-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-national-cross-sectional-study
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Mate M Soric, John M Moorman, Jaclyn A Boyle, Christine M Dengler-Crish
OBJECTIVE: Metformin is the first-line oral type 2 diabetes treatment. Despite an abundance of evidence, metformin is routinely underused. This study evaluated the rates of metformin use in an appropriate outpatient type 2 diabetes population and identified predictors of metformin use. METHODS: A national cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Office visits involving patients aged 18-79 years with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes were included, and visits involving patients with a diagnosis of chronic renal failure or heart failure were excluded...
July 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27185937/pravastatin-ameliorates-placental-vascular-defects-fetal-growth-and-cardiac-function-in-a-model-of-glucocorticoid-excess
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Caitlin S Wyrwoll, June Noble, Adrian Thomson, Dijana Tesic, Mark R Miller, Eva A Rog-Zielinska, Carmel M Moran, Jonathan R Seckl, Karen E Chapman, Megan C Holmes
Fetoplacental glucocorticoid overexposure is a significant mechanism underlying fetal growth restriction and the programming of adverse health outcomes in the adult. Placental glucocorticoid inactivation by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2) plays a key role. We previously discovered that Hsd11b2(-/-) mice, lacking 11β-HSD2, show marked underdevelopment of the placental vasculature. We now explore the consequences for fetal cardiovascular development and whether this is reversible. We studied Hsd11b2(+/+), Hsd11b2(+/-), and Hsd11b2(-/-) littermates from heterozygous (Hsd11b(+/-)) matings at embryonic day (E)14...
May 31, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27093953/knockout-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-subtype-3-promotes-eccentric-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-fibrosis-in-mice
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Shuang Liu, Yawei Ji, Jian Yao, Xiaodan Zhao, Hu Xu, Youfei Guan, Richard M Breyer, Hongzhuan Sheng, Jianhua Zhu
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandin E2 receptor subtype 3 (EP3), a Gi protein-coupled receptor activated by prostaglandin E2, plays a particular role in cardioprotection. This study aimed to investigate the impact of EP3 deletion on cardiac remodeling and further elucidate the related involvement of possible signaling pathways. METHODS AND RESULTS: The animals used were EP3 receptor knockout (EP3KO) mice and wild-type (WT) litter mate controls at 16-18 weeks old. The high-resolution echocardiography and weight index indicated that eccentric cardiac hypertrophy might occur in EP3KO mice, which were having worse cardiac function than WT litter mates...
April 18, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090167/complete-antegrade-transapical-deployment-of-a-branched-aortic-arch-endograft-a-porcine-feasibility-study
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Sabine Wipper, Christina Lohrenz, Jan F Kersten, Mohamad Marwan Akkra, Nikos Tsilimparis, Christian Detter, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Eike Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To describe and prove the concept of a technique for complete transapical deployment of a single-branch aortic arch endograft in a porcine model. METHODS: Eight domestic pigs underwent antegrade transapical delivery of a single-branch arch endograft, including a mating stent-graft to the innominate artery. Technical feasibility, operating time, radiation parameters, and hemodynamic changes were studied according to a standardized protocol during baseline (T0), after establishing the transapical access and through-and-through wire (T1), and after stent-graft deployment (T2)...
June 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27086670/new-treatment-for-percutaneous-sites-in-patients-with-a-ventricular-assist-device-nihon-university-crystal-violet-method
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Akira Sezai, Tetsuya Niino, Shunji Osaka, Hiroko Yaoita, Munehito Arimoto, Hiroaki Hata, Motomi Shiono
BACKGROUND: Infection of the percutaneous site of a ventricular assist device (VAD) is a challenging complication. We report our experience with crystal violet Solbase (Nihon University crystal violet method) for prevention of driveline or cannula infections in VAD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The crystal violet method was used in 10 patients (prophylaxis in nine and treatment in one). Eight patients had an extracorporeal VAD (Nipro) and two had an implantable VAD (Heart Mate II)...
August 23, 2016: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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