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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545096/vascular-disease-in-copd-systemic-and-pulmonary-expression-of-parc-pulmonary-and-activation-regulated-chemokine
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Mariana Muñoz-Esquerre, Elisabet Aliagas, Marta López-Sánchez, Ignacio Escobar, Daniel Huertas, Rosa Penín, Jordi Dorca, Salud Santos
INTRODUCTION: The role of Pulmonary and Activation-Regulated Chemokine (PARC) in the physiopathology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is not fully understood. The aim of the present study is to analyze the expression of PARC in lung tissue and its relationship with the vascular remodeling of the systemic and pulmonary arteries of COPD subjects. METHODS: To achieve this objective, protein and gene expression experiments, together with ELISA assays, were performed on the lung tissue, intercostal arteries and serum samples from COPD patients, non-obstructed smokers (NOS) and never-smokers (NS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538190/post-traumatic-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Amine Chakroun, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Mohamed Kahloul, Mohamed Amine Harrathi, Walid Naija
INTRODUCTION: Post traumatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis is a rare and not well described entity with nonspecific clinical presentation. It remains a therapeutic challenge in traumatic context because of haemorrhagic risk due to anticoagulation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of IVC thrombosis in an 18 year-old man who presented with liver injury following a traffic crash. The thrombosis was incidentally diagnosed on admission by computed tomography...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538085/circulating-heparan-sulfate-fragments-attenuate-histone-induced-lung-injury-independently-of-histone-binding
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Yanlin Zhang, Sarah M Haeger, Yimu Yang, Kyrie L Dailey, Joshay A Ford, Eric P Schmidt
Extracellular histones are cationic damage-associated molecular pattern molecules capable of directly inducing cellular injury via charge-mediated interactions with plasma membranes. Accordingly, histones released into the plasma during critical illness are known to contribute to the onset and propagation of lung injury. Vascular injury (with consequent degradation of the endothelial glycocalyx) simultaneously releases anionic heparan sulfate fragments (hexa- to octasaccharides in size) into the plasma. It is unknown whether this endogenous release of heparan sulfate fragments modulates charge-dependent histone cytotoxicity, or if exogenous heparan sulfate fragments could therapeutically attenuate histone-induced lung injury...
May 23, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535545/portuguese-recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-rheumatic-diseases-2016-update
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Ana Catarina Duarte, Daniela Santos-Faria, Maria João Gonçalves, Alexandre Sepriano, Ana Filipa Mourão, Cátia Duarte, Joana Sousa Neves, Ana Filipa Águeda, Pedro Ávila Ribeiro, Alexandra Daniel, Adriano Neto, Ana Cordeiro, Ana Rodrigues, Anabela Barcelos, Cândida Silva, Cristina Ponte, Elsa Vieira-Sousa, Filipa Teixeira, Filipa Oliveira-Ramos, Filipe Araújo, Filipe Barcelos, Helena Canhão, Helena Santos, João Ramos, Joaquim Pereira, José Costa, José António Melo Gomes, Luís Cunha-Miranda, Lúcia Costa, Marcos Cerqueira, Margarida Cruz, Maria José Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Paula Oliveira, Pedro Abreu, Ricardo Figueira, Rita Barros, Sandra Falcão, Patrícia Pinto, Sofia Pimenta, Susana Capela, Vitor Teixeira, João Eurico Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is the first-line drug in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the most commonly prescribed disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Moreover, it is also used as an adjuvant drug in patients under biologic therapies, enhancing the efficacy of biologic agents. OBJECTIVES: To review the literature and update the Portuguese recommendations for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases first published in 2009. METHODS: The first Portuguese guidelines for the use of MTX in rheumatic diseases were published in 2009 and were integrated in the multinational 3E Initiative (Evidence Expertise Exchange) project...
May 9, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534318/association-between-inflammatory-skin-disease-and-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-co-morbidities-in-us-adults-analysis-of-nationwide-inpatient-sample-data
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Michael C Kwa, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema (AD-E), pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid (BP), and hidradenitis are chronic inflammatory skin disorders associated with systemic immune activation, considerable symptom burden, stigma, functional disturbances, and mental health symptoms. All of these might increase cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether these inflammatory skin diseases are associated with increased cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risk and/or disease...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533327/serum-amyloid-a-an-ozone-induced-circulating-factor-with-potentially-important-functions-in-the-lung-brain-axis
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Michelle A Erickson, Joseph Jude, Hengjiang Zhao, Elizabeth M Rhea, Therese S Salameh, William Jester, Shelley Pu, Jenna Harrowitz, Ngan Nguyen, William A Banks, Reynold A Panettieri, Kelly L Jordan-Sciutto
Accumulating evidence suggests that O3 exposure may contribute to CNS dysfunction. Here, we posit that inflammatory and acute-phase proteins in the circulation increase after O3 exposure and systemically convey signals of O3 exposure to the CNS. To model acute O3 exposure, female Balb/c mice were exposed to 3 ppm O3 or forced air for 2 h and were studied after 6 or 24 h. Of 23 cytokines and chemokines, only KC/CXCL1 was increased in blood 6 h after O3 exposure. The acute-phase protein serum amyloid A (A-SAA) was significantly increased by 24 h, whereas C-reactive protein was unchanged...
May 22, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532425/combined-pulmonary-and-left-ventricular-support-with-veno-pulmonary-ecmo-and-impella-5-0-for-cardiogenic-shock-after-coronary-surgery
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Sameh Sayed, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Shade, Rainer Leyh, Ivan Aleksic
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support is a common practice nowadays in the management of patients after cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction. The single or combined use of one or more devices for mechanical support depends not only on the advantage or disadvantage of these devices but also on the timing of use of these devices before the development of multi organ failure. In our case we used more than one tool for mechanical circulatory support during the prolonged and complicated course of our patient with postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock after coronary artery bypass surgery...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532389/the-use-of-macitentan-in-fontan-circulation-a-case-report
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Polyvios Demetriades, Amir Aziz, Robin Condliffe, Sarah E Bowater, Paul F Clift
BACKGROUND: The Fontan circulation, a result of a palliative procedure in patients with single systemic ventricles, is defined by chronically elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. When traditional heart failure therapies fail, pharmacological agents that reduce pulmonary artery pressures may be used. These include endothelial-receptor antagonists, prostanoids and phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. We report the first use of macitentan, an endothelin-receptor antagonist, in a patient with a Fontan circulation...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532240/ventricular-assist-devices-for-the-failing-univentricular-circulation
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Edward Buratto, William Y Shi, Xin Tao Ye, Igor E Konstantinov
Improved survival following single ventricle palliation has led to a large population of patients with a Fontan circulation, many of whom will eventually develop Fontan failure. Many of these patients will require heart transplantation. However, more than half of these patients have Fontan failure despite preserved ventricular function. Increasing experience with ventricular assist devices (VAD) in children has paved the way for VAD support in those with failing univentricular circulation. Areas covered: The use of VADs to support the failing univentricular circulation is a relatively new concept...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530128/in-vivo-endocrine-secretion-of-prostacyclin-following-expression-of-a-cox-1-pgis-fusion-protein-in-the-salivary-glands-of-rats-via-non-viral-gene-therapy
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Zhimin Wang, Raymond L Benza, Lee Zourelias, Angela Sanguino, Ramaz Geguchadze, Kelly J Shields, Changgong Wu, Kristin B Highland, Michael J Passineau
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a progressive disease that culminates in right heart failure and death. Prostacyclin(PGI2) and its derivatives are effective treatments for PAH when administered as continuous parenteral infusions. This treatment paradigm requires medical sophistication, and patients are at risk for complications from an indewelling catheter; drug interruptions may result in rebound pulmonary hypertension and death. We hypothesized that the salivary gland can be repurposed into an endogenous production site for circulating PGI2 through the expression of a fusion protein embodying cyclooxygenase-1(Cox1) and prostacyclin synthase(PGIS) domains...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527245/-description-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mutations-conferring-resistance-to-rifampicin-and-isoniazid-detected-by-genotype%C3%A2-mtbdrplus-v-2-in-colombia
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Claudia Llerena, Raquel Medina
INTRODUCTION: The GenoType®MTBDRplusV.2 assay is a molecular technique endorsed by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization that allows for the identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and the detection of mutations in the rpoβ gene for rifampicin resistance, and katG and inhA genes for isoniazid resistance. Due to the genetic variability in the circulating strains around the world, the national tuberculosis control programs should assess the performance of these new diagnostic technologies and their use under program conditions as rapid tests...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514266/pulmonary-vascular-function-and-aerobic-exercise-capacityat-moderate-altitude
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Vitalie Faoro, Gael Deboeck, Marco Vicenzi, Anne-Fleur Gaston, Bamodi Simaga, Grégory Doucende, Ilona Hapkova, Emma Roca, Enric Subirats, Fabienne Durand, Robert Naeije
PURPOSE: There has been suggestion that a greater "pulmonary vascular reserve" defined by a low pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and a high lung diffusing capacity (DL) allows for a superior aerobic exercise capacity. How pulmonary vascular reserve might affect exercise capacity at moderate altitude is not known. METHODS: Thirty-eight healthy subjects underwent an exercise stress echocardiography of the pulmonary circulation, combined with measurements of DL for nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) and a cardio-pulmonary exercise test at sea level and at the altitude of 2250m...
May 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508087/the-vitamin-d-for-enhancing-the-immune-system-in-cystic-fibrosis-disc-trial-rationale-and-design-of-a-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-high-dose-bolus-administration-of-vitamin-d3-during-acute-pulmonary-exacerbation-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Vin Tangpricha, Ellen M Smith, Jose Binongo, Suzanne E Judd, Thomas R Ziegler, Seth Walker, Rabindra Tirouvanziam, Susu M Zughaier, Moon Jeong Lee, Supavit Chesdachai, Wendy A Hermes, James F Chmiel, Amit Gaggar, Ruth E Grossmann, Patricia M Joseph, Jessica A Alvarez
Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies have found an association between vitamin D status and risk of pulmonary exacerbations in children and adults with CF. The ongoing Vitamin D for enhancing the Immune System in Cystic fibrosis (DISC) study is a multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that will test the hypothesis of whether high dose vitamin D given as a single oral bolus of 250,000 IU to adults with CF during a pulmonary exacerbation followed by a maintenance dose of vitamin D will improve time to next pulmonary exacerbation and re-hospitalization, improve survival and lung function compared to placebo and reduce the rates of pulmonary exacerbation,...
June 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500413/impaired-pulmonary-function-is-an-additional-potential-mechanism-for-the-reduction-of-functional-capacity-in-clinically-stable-fontan-patients
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Aída L R Turquetto, Luiz F Canêo, Daniela R Agostinho, Patrícia A Oliveira, Maria Isabel C S Lopes, Patrícia F Trevizan, Frederico L A Fernandes, Maria A Binotto, Gabriela Liberato, Glaucia M P Tavares, Rodolfo A Neirotti, Marcelo B Jatene
Central factors negatively affect the functional capacity of Fontan patients (FP), but "non-cardiac" factors, such as pulmonary function, may contribute to their exercise intolerance. We studied the pulmonary function in asymptomatic FP and its correlations with their functional capacity. Pulmonary function and cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed in a prospective study of 27 FP and 27 healthy controls (HC). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance was used to evaluate the Fontan circulation. The mean age at tests, the mean age at surgery, and the median follow-up time of FP were 20(±6), 8(±3), and 11(8-17) years, respectively...
May 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500137/outcomes-after-decompression-of-the-right-ventricle-in-infants-with-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum-are-associated-with-degree-of-tricuspid-regurgitation-results-from-the-congenital-catheterization-research-collaborative
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Christopher J Petit, Andrew C Glatz, Athar M Qureshi, Ritu Sachdeva, Shiraz A Maskatia, Henri Justino, David J Goldberg, Namrita Mozumdar, Wendy Whiteside, Lindsay S Rogers, George T Nicholson, Courtney McCracken, Mike Kelleman, Bryan H Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after right ventricle (RV) decompression in infants with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum vary widely. Descriptions of outcomes are limited to small single-center studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Neonates undergoing RV decompression for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum were included from 4 pediatric centers. Primary end point was reintervention post-RV decompression; secondary end points included circulation type at latest follow-up...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499654/hybrid-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-using-avalon-elite-double-lumen-cannula-ensures-adequate-heart-brain-oxygen-supply
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Ju Zhao, Dongfang Wang, Cherry Ballard-Croft, Jingkun Wang, Po-Lin Hsu, Matthew Bacchetta, Joseph B Zwischenberger
BACKGROUND: Differential hypoxia exists in peripheral venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients with compromised lungs, causing hypoxic damage to heart or brain. We proposed an Avalon Elite (Maquet, Rastatt, Germany) double lumen cannula-based hybrid ECMO to add a venovenous (VV) blood flow into the pulmonary circulation onto the existing VA ECMO circuit to increase oxygen saturation in the left ventricle and ascending aorta, mitigating heart/brain hypoxia...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495075/relationship-between-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-air-pollutants-depending-on-the-origin-and-trajectory-of-air-masses-in-the-north-of-spain
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Ana Santurtún, Domingo F Rasilla, Leyre Riancho, María T Zarrabeitia
OBJECTIVES: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory condition and one of the leading causes of death. Our aim was to analyze the association between emergency room visits due to this disease and meteorological variables and atmospheric contaminant levels in Santander, depending on the origin and trajectory of air masses. METHODS: Data from emergency room visits at Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla were collected on a daily basis during an 8-year period...
May 8, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491882/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-the-setting-of-newly-diagnosed-cushing-s-syndrome
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Alexandria D McDow, Anju Gurung, Rama Poola, Carmel Fratianni, Marc Garfinkel, Michael G Jakoby
The hallmark manifestations of Cushing's syndrome (CS) are well known, but hypercoagulability is perhaps least recognized. Patients with CS are at increased risk of both spontaneous and postoperative thromboembolism, with the significant majority of events occurring in the lower extremity and pulmonary venous circulations. We present a case of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) occurring in the setting of newly diagnosed CS due to a left adrenal adenoma. Factor VIII activity was approximately 2.5-fold elevated, a known mechanism by which hypercortisolemia predisposes to venous thrombosis...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491866/pulmonary-extracellular-vesicles-as-mediators-of-local-and-systemic-inflammation
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Casper J E Wahlund, Anders Eklund, Johan Grunewald, Susanne Gabrielsson
Cells of the airways are constantly exposed to environmental hazards including cigarette smoke, irritants, pathogens, and mechanical insults. Maintaining barrier integrity is vital, and mounting responses to threats depends on intercellular communication. Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles, are major signal mediators between cells, shuttling cargo in health and disease. Depending on the state of the originating cells, EVs are capable of inducing proinflammatory effects including antigen presentation, cellular migration, apoptosis induction, and inflammatory cytokine release...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491863/reproducing-patient-specific-hemodynamics-in-the-blalock-taussig-circulation-using-a-flexible-multi-domain-simulation-framework-applications-for-optimal-shunt-design
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Christopher J Arthurs, Pradyumn Agarwal, Anna V John, Adam L Dorfman, Ronald G Grifka, C Alberto Figueroa
For babies born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, several open-heart surgeries are required. During Stage I, a Norwood procedure is performed to construct an appropriate circulation to both the systemic and the pulmonary arteries. The pulmonary arteries receive flow from the systemic circulation, often using a Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt between the innominate artery and the right pulmonary artery. This procedure causes significantly disturbed flow in the pulmonary arteries. In this study, we use computational hemodynamic simulations to demonstrate its capacity for examining the properties of the flow through and near the BT shunt...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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