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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634688/acute-variceal-bleeding-risk-stratification-and-management-including-tips
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REVIEW
Virginia Hernández-Gea, Claudia Berbel, Anna Baiges, Juan C García-Pagán
Acute variceal bleeding should be suspected in all patients with cirrhosis presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Vasoactive drugs and prophylactic antibiotics must be started as soon as possible, even before performing the diagnostic endoscopy. Once the patient is hemodynamically stable, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be performed in order to confirm the diagnosis and provide endoscopic therapy (preferably banding ligation). After this initial approach, the most appropriate therapy to prevent both early and late rebleeding must be instituted following a risk stratification strategy...
June 20, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627349/-clinical-application-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-in-emergency-treatment
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Jie Wang, Guolan Wu, Ronghua Yang, Yonghong Wang, Shunping Wang, Honglin Li, Shouhui Wang, Manguo Zhao, Xusheng Li, Yan Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical value of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with abdominal lifting and compression on patients with breathing and cardiac arrest induced by severe chest trauma. METHODS: Sixty-six breathing and cardiac arrest patients induced by severe chest trauma admitted to the General Hospital of Jingyuan Coal Industry Group Company from October 2011 to October 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into abdominal lifting and compression group (n = 32) and unarmed abdominal compression group (n = 34) by random number table...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621447/metformin-prevents-vascular-prostanoid-release-alterations-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet-in-rats
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H J Lee, S M Cantú, A S Donoso, M R Choi, H A Peredo, A M Puyó
Perivascular adipose tissue dysfunction induced by high-fat feeding leads to alterations in the modulation of inflammation, contractile activity of the vascular smooth muscle and endothelial function, all risk factors in the development of hypertension. Metformin, an activator of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), is currently the first-line drug treatment for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and metabolic syndrome. Besides its glucose-lowering effect, there is an interest in actions of this drug with potential relevance in cardiovascular diseases...
June 16, 2017: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619367/the-vasoprotective-axes-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-physiological-relevance-and-therapeutic-implications-in-cardiovascular-hypertensive-and-kidney-diseases
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REVIEW
Xiao C Li, Jianfeng Zhang, Jia L Zhuo
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is undisputedly one of the most prominent endocrine (tissue-to-tissue), paracrine (cell-to-cell) and intracrine (intracellular/nuclear) vasoactive systems in the physiological regulation of neural, cardiovascular, blood pressure, and kidney function. The importance of the RAS in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular, hypertensive and kidney diseases has now been firmly established in clinical trials and practice using renin inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, type 1 (AT1) angiotensin II (ANG II) receptor blockers (ARBs), or aldosterone receptor antagonists as major therapeutic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610434/isoflavones-and-gastrointestinal-infection-two-potential-triggers-for-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Björn Machner, Tobias Boppel, Thomas Münte
Background Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an important differential diagnosis of singular or recurrent thunderclap headache. Prognosis is generally good, however complications of the transient segmental vasospasms of cerebral arteries such as stroke, subarachnoidal hemorrhage and brain edema may worsen the clinical outcome. Although the exact pathomechanism is still unclear, various vasoactive substances and conditions (e.g. post partum) have been identified as triggering RCVS. Cases We report on the clinical course and management of two cases of typical RCVS that were associated with two different precipitants previously not described: A gastrointestinal infection and isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607130/s1pr1-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-signaling-regulates-blood-flow-and-pressure
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Anna Cantalupo, Antonella Gargiulo, Elona Dautaj, Catherine Liu, Yi Zhang, Timothy Hla, Annarita Di Lorenzo
Nitric oxide is one of the major endothelial-derived vasoactive factors that regulate blood pressure (BP), and the bioactive lipid mediator S1P (sphingosine-1-phosphate) is a potent activator of endothelial nitric oxide synthase through G protein-coupled receptors. Endothelial-derived S1P and the autocrine/paracrine activation of S1PR (S1P receptors) play an important role in preserving vascular functions and BP homeostasis. Furthermore, FTY720 (fingolimod), binding to 4 out of 5 S1PRs recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat autoimmune conditions, induces a modest and transient decrease in heart rate in both animals and humans, suggesting that drugs targeting sphingolipid signaling affect cardiovascular functions in vivo...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569785/cytoprotective-effect-of-neuropeptides-on-cancer-stem-cells-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-induced-antiapoptotic-signaling
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Konduru S Sastry, Aouatef Ismail Chouchane, Ena Wang, George Kulik, Francesco M Marincola, Lotfi Chouchane
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are increasingly considered to be responsible for tumor initiation, metastasis and drug resistance. The drug resistance mechanisms activated in CSCs have not been thoroughly investigated. Although neuropeptides such as vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) can promote tumor growth and activate antiapoptotic signaling in differentiated cancer cells, it is not known whether they can activate antiapoptotic mechanisms in CSCs. The objectives of this study are to unravel the cytoprotective effects of neuropeptides and identify antiapoptotic mechanisms activated by neuropeptides in response to anticancer drug treatment in CSCs...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569130/meta-analysis-of-electroacupuncture-in-cardiac-anesthesia-and-intensive-care
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Sven Asmussen, Rene Przkora, Dirk M Maybauer, John F Fraser, Filippo Sanfilippo, Kristofer Jennings, Michael Adamzik, Marc O Maybauer
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture treatment has been employed in China for over 2500 years and it is used worldwide as analgesia in acute and chronic pain. Acupuncture is also used in general anesthesia (GA). The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) in addition to GA in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: We searched 3 databases (Pubmed, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science-from 1965 until January 31, 2017) for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) including patients undergoing cardiac surgery and receiving GA alone or GA + EA...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562790/validation-of-an-instrument-regarding-nursing-intervention-in-patients-in-vasoactive-therapy
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Ane Elisa Paim, Eliane Regina Pereira do Nascimento, Kátia Cilene Godinho Bertoncello, Karla Gomes Sifroni, Nadia Chiodelli Salum, Keyla Cristiane do Nascimento
Objective: to validate the content of a Standard Operational Procedure, regarding nursing interventions in emergency patients treated with vasoactive drugs. Method: methodological study, carried out from December 2015 to January 2016. Content validity was determined by 16 experts (13 nurses, 2 pharmacists and one biomedical scientist), who judged it through a four-point Likert scale. The items were evaluated in terms of: feasibility, objectivity, simplicity, clearness, pertinence and accuracy...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558082/analysis-of-the-use-of-extracorporeal-circulation-on-the-in-hospital-outcomes-of-dialytic-patients-who-underwent-myocardial-revascularization-surgery
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Matheus Miranda, João Nelson Rodrigues Branco, Guilherme Flora Vargas, Nelson Americo Hossne, Michele Costa Yoshimoto, José Honorio de Almeida Palma da Fonseca, José Osmar Medina de Abreu Pestana, Enio Buffolo
BACKGROUND: Myocardial revascularization surgery is the best treatment for dyalitic patients with multivessel coronary disease. However, the procedure still has high morbidity and mortality. The use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC) can have a negative impact on the in-hospital outcomes of these patients. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences between the techniques with ECC and without ECC during the in-hospital course of dialytic patients who underwent surgical myocardial revascularization...
December 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524624/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-progress-in-understanding-the-disease-and-prioritizing-strategies-for-drug-development
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REVIEW
P Ghataorhe, C J Rhodes, L Harbaum, M Attard, J Wharton, M R Wilkins
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), at one time a largely overlooked disease, is now the subject of intense study in many academic and biotech groups. The availability of new treatments has increased awareness of the condition. This in turn has driven a change in the demographics of PAH, with an increase in the mean age at diagnosis. The diagnosis of PAH in more elderly patients has highlighted the need for careful phenotyping of patients and for further studies to understand how best to manage pulmonary hypertension associated with, for example, left heart disease...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523130/the-development-of-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-from-diagnosis-to-lobectomy
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Alexandre de Oliveira, Thais Amarante P P Couto
BACKGROUND: The use of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been increasing worldwide. Our main goal was to describe the evolution of uniportal surgery in the biggest private hospital in Latin America that is located in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This descriptive and retrospective study included patients who underwent uniportal VATS in the thoracic surgical department of Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital, after being referred to our team to undergo the aforementioned procedure within the period from February 2012 to March 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494541/-new-therapeutic-paradigm-and-concepts-for-patients-with-cirrhotic-refractory-ascites
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S Z Wang, H G Ding
The activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-vasopressin system is a key factor in the formation of ascites due to splanchnic vasodilation in cirrhosis. In theory, aldosterone antagonists, contraction of blood vessels, vasopressin V2 receptor, and angiotensin receptor antagonists are important targets for the prevention and treatment of cirrhotic ascites. The 15%-20% of patients with cirrhotic ascites that show no response to at least one week's treatment with potent diuretics (spironolactone 160 mg/d combined with furosemide 80 mg/d) are considered to have refractory ascites...
April 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492561/-sacubitril-valsartan-a-new-and-effective-treatment-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Michele Senni, Bruno Trimarco, Michele Emdin, Luciano De Biase
Despite significant therapeutic advances, patients with chronic heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remain at high risk for heart failure progression and death. The PARADIGM-HF study, the largest outcome trial in HFrEF, has shown improved cardiovascular outcomes with sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto®, Novartis), previously known as LCZ696, compared with angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy, possibly leading us to a new era for heart failure treatment. Sacubitril/valsartan represents a first-in-class drug acting through inhibition of angiotensin receptor and neprilysin, thus modulating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and vasoactive substances such as natriuretic peptides...
January 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473666/the-palmitoylation-of-the-n-terminal-extracellular-cys37-mediates-the-nuclear-translocation-of-vpac1-contributing-to-its-anti-apoptotic-activity
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Rongjie Yu, Hongyu Liu, Xinhe Peng, Yue Cui, Suqin Song, Like Wang, Huahua Zhang, An Hong, Tianhong Zhou
VPAC1 is class B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) shared by pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP). The first cysteine (Cys37) in the N-terminal extracellular domain of mature VPAC1 is a free Cys not involved in the formation of conserved intramolecular disulfide bonds. In order to investigate the biological role of this Cys37 in VPAC1, the wild-type VPAC1 and Cys37/Ala mutant (VPAC1-C37/A) were expressed stably as fusion proteins with enhanced yellow fluorescent protein (EYFP) respectively in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469668/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-with-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Fang-Ping Bao, Hong-Gang Zhang, Sheng-Mei Zhu
Anesthesiologists work to prevent or minimize secondary injury of the nervous system and improve the outcome of medical procedures. To this end, anesthesiologists must have a thorough understanding of pathophysiology and optimize their skills and equipment to make an anesthesia plan. Anesthesiologists should conduct careful physical examinations of patients and consider neuroprotection at preoperative interviews, consider cervical spinal cord movement and compression during airway management, and suggest awake fiberoptic bronchoscope intubation for stable patients and direct laryngoscopy with manual in-line immobilization in emergency situations...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460540/drugs-in-preclinical-to-phase-ii-clinical-development-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
#17
REVIEW
Li Smith-Harrison, Nathan R Starke, Ryan P Smith, Jason R Kovac
Erectile function is an important aspect in the quality of life of many men. For men with erectile dysfunction (ED), a spectrum of treatment options exists. Novel therapies for ED are currently being developed in order to delay surgical placement of a penile prosthesis - the final step in the management of treatment-refractory ED. Areas covered: This review examines innovative treatments such as alternative vasoactive agents, trophic factors and bio-compounds as well as gene and stem cell therapy. All therapies are currently in some phase of development for the management of ED...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460120/post-neonatal-tetanus-in-a-picu-of-a-developing-economy-intensive-care-needs-outcome-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Suresh Kumar Angurana, Muralidharan Jayashree, Arun Bansal, Sunit Singhi, Karthi Nallasamy
Objectives: To evaluate pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) needs, outcome and predictors of mortality in post-neonatal tetanus. Materials and methods: Review of 30 consecutive post-neonatal tetanus cases aged 1 months to 12 years admitted to a PICU in north India over a period of 10 years (January 2006 to December 2015). Results: Chronic suppurative otitis media was the commonest portal of entry. All received tetanus toxoid, human tetanus immunoglobulin (HTIG) and appropriate antibiotics; 7 (23...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457405/diaphragm-muscle-surface-electromyography-in-patients-submitted-to-liver-transplant-and-eligible-for-extubation
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R P Duarte, A C Sentanin, A M O da Silva, R M Tonella, G L Duarte, L S R Ratti, I F S F Boin
INTRODUCTION: Liver disease induces many organic and metabolic changes, leading to malnutrition and weight and muscular function loss. Surface electromyography is an easily applicable, noninvasive study, through which the magnitudes of the peaks on the charts depict voluntary muscle activity. AIM: To evaluate the diaphragmatic surface electromyography of postoperative liver transplantation subjects. METHODS: Subjects were patients who underwent liver transplantation and extubation in the Clinical Hospital of State University of Campinas...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456915/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-recognition-and-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Zeljka Calic, Dennis Cordato
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare but increasingly recognized disorder with over 500 cases published in the literature. The condition is characterized by recurrent severe thunderclap headaches with or without other neurological symptoms and diffuse segmental narrowing of the cerebral arteries which is reversible within 3 months. RCVS may occur spontaneously but in over 50% of cases, it is associated with various other conditions, including vasoactive medications or illicit drugs and the post-partum state...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
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