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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798240/tetraparesia-an-unusual-presentation-of-disseminated-tuberculosis
#1
Filipa Quaresma, Margarida Bentes Jesus
A 48-year-old man with a 4 months history of asthenia, anorexia, 10 kg weight loss and 1 month of hematuria and dysuria was admitted to another hospital for sudden muscular weakness. He was found to have areflexic tetraparesis and was referred to our hospital.On admission, he was bradycardic, tachypneic, with flaccid tetraplegia. Laboratory results showed metabolic acidemia, severe hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, acute renal dysfunction and sterile pyuria. After hyperkalemia correction, the neurological symptoms resolved...
August 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747364/cerebral-oxygenation-during-skin-to-skin-care-in-preterm-infants-not-receiving-respiratory-support
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Laila Lorenz, Adriana Marulli, Jennifer A Dawson, Louise S Owen, Brett J Manley, Susan M Donath, Peter G Davis, C Omar F Kamlin
OBJECTIVE: Skin-to-skin care (SSC) has proven benefits in preterm infants, but increased hypoxic and bradycardic events have been reported. This may make clinicians hesitant to recommend SSC as standard care. We hypothesised that regional cerebral oxygenation (rStO2) measured with near infrared spectroscopy is not worse during SSC compared with standard incubator care. DESIGN: Prospective, observational, non-inferiority study. SETTING: Single tertiary perinatal centre in Australia...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738010/effects-of-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-medetomidine-on-the-distribution-and-clearance-of-alfaxalone-during-coadministration-by-constant-rate-infusion-in-dogs
#3
Rachel C Bennett, Kati M Salla, Marja R Raekallio, Mika Scheinin, Outi M Vainio
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible impact of medetomidine on concentrations of alfaxalone in plasma, when coadministered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) to dogs, and to determine the possible impact of medetomidine on the cardiopulmonary effects of alfaxalone during CRI. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult Beagles. PROCEDURES 3 treatments were administered in a randomized crossover design as follows: 1 = saline (0.9% NaCl) solution injection, followed in 10 minutes by induction of anesthesia with alfaxalone (loading dose, 2...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710197/cervical-shock-a-complication-of-incomplete-abortion
#4
Julian David Birch, Divyansh Gulati, Sachin Mandalia
A case of a 37-year-old female primagravida who attended the emergency department (ED) via ambulance in hypotensive shock. She was 10 weeks pregnant, but had an inevitable miscarriage confirmed in the local Early Pregnancy Unit 3 weeks previously. She was hypotension (90/60 mm Hg), bradycardic (45 bpm) and was peripherally shut down. A provisional diagnosis of haemorrhagic shock was made, but despite intravenous fluid challenges, she appeared to be deteriorating, so a major haemorrhage protocol was activated...
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690942/cardiac-arrhythmias-resulting-from-a-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-two-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Jonathan Gapp, Mridula Krishnan, Felicia Ratnaraj, Robert P Schroell, Douglas Moore
We present two cases of patients being treated for diabetic ketoacidosis in the intensive care unit who experienced cardiac arrhythmia secondary to peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). In one instance, the patient became bradycardic and experienced related loss of consciousness, ultimately requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In the second case, the patient experienced an episode of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. We explore the various types of arrhythmias that have been reported secondary to central venous catheters, as well as factors that place patients at an increased risk for arrhythmia while undergoing PICC insertion...
June 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677303/glial-eaat2-regulation-of-extracellular-nts-glutamate-critically-controls-neuronal-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-reflexes
#6
Michael P Matott, David D Kline, Eileen M Hasser
Glutamatergic signalling is critical in the nucleus tractus solitarii (nTS) for cardiorespiratory homeostasis and initiation of sensory reflexes, including the chemoreflex activated during hypoxia. Maintenance of nTS glutamate concentration occurs in part through astrocytic excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs). We previously established the importance of EAATs in the nTS by demonstrating their inhibition produced neuronal excitation to alter basal cardiorespiratory function. Since EAAT2 is the most expressed EAAT in the nTS, this study specifically determined EAAT2's role in nTS astrocytes, their influence on neuronal and synaptic properties, and ultimately on basal and reflex cardiorespiratory function...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635325/effect-of-salt-loading-on-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-reduced-renal-mass-hypertension
#7
Besim Özaykan, Eylem Taskin, Ali Magemizoğlu
BACKGROUND: High dietary salt, as well as renal mass reduction, is known to decrease baroreflex sensitivity in rats. However, the effect of high salt intake on baroreflex sensitivity is unknown in reduced renal mass (RRM) hypertension; therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of salt loading on arterial baroreflex sensitivity and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in RRM hypertension. METHODS: Both RRM and sham-operated control (SO) rats were loaded with 0...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624975/deleterious-acute-and-chronic-effects-of-bradycardic-right-ventricular-apex-pacing-consequences-for-arrhythmic-outcome
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T R G Stams, A Dunnink, W M van Everdingen, H D M Beekman, R van der Nagel, B Kok, M F A Bierhuizen, M J Cramer, M Meine, M A Vos
In the chronic complete atrioventricular (AV) block dog (CAVB) model, both bradycardia and altered ventricular activation due to the uncontrolled idioventricular rhythm contribute to ventricular remodeling and the enhanced susceptibility to Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. We investigated the effect of permanent bradycardic right ventricular apex (RVA) pacing on mechanical and electrical remodeling and TdP. In 23 anesthetized dogs, serial experiments were performed at sinus rhythm (SR), acutely after AV block (AAVB) and 3 weeks of remodeling CAVB at a fixed pacing rate of 60/min...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615326/prenatal-nicotinic-exposure-prolongs-superior-laryngeal-c-fiber-mediated-apnea-and-bradycardia-through-enhancing-neuronal-trpv1-expression-and-excitation
#9
Xiuping Gao, Lei Zhao, Jianguo Zhuang, Na Zang, Fadi Xu
Maternal cigarette smoke, including prenatal nicotinic exposure (PNE), is responsible for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The fatal events of SIDS are characterized by severe bradycardia and life-threatening apneas. Although activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) of superior laryngeal C-fibers (SLCFs) could induce bradycardia and apnea and has been implicated in SIDS pathogenesis, how PNE affects the SLCF-mediated cardiorespiratory responses remains unexplored. Here, we tested the hypothesis that PNE would aggravate the SLCF-mediated apnea and bradycardia via up-regulating TRPV1 expression and excitation of laryngeal C-neurons in the nodose/jugular (N/J) ganglia...
June 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612303/additive-proarrhythmic-effect-of-combined-treatment-with-qt-prolonging-agents
#10
Gerrit Frommeyer, Christina Fischer, Christian Ellermann, Dirk G Dechering, Simon Kochhäuser, Philipp S Lange, Kristina Wasmer, Michael Fehr, Lars Eckardt
Drug combinations may elevate the risk of proarrhythmia. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether combinations of non-cardiovascular agents induce an additive increase in the proarrhythmic risk. In 12 female rabbit hearts, a drug combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and domperidone (1 µM) was infused after obtaining baseline data. In another 13 hearts, a combination of cotrimoxazole (300 µM), ondansetron (5 µM) and erythromycin (300 µM) was infused. Monophasic action potentials and ECG displayed a significant QT prolongation in all groups...
June 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606656/divergent-antiarrhythmic-effects-of-resveratrol-and-piceatannol-in-a-whole-heart-model-of-long-qt-syndrome
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Christian Ellermann, Julian Wolfes, Simon Kochhäuser, Dirk G Dechering, Florian Reinke, Kristina Wasmer, Lars Eckardt, Gerrit Frommeyer
BACKGROUND: The polyphenol resveratrol and its metabolite piceatannol have beneficial health effects including antiarrhythmic properties in ischemia/reperfusion. The objective of this study was to determine potential antiarrhythmic effects in acquired long-QT-syndrome (LQTS). METHODS AND RESULTS: 26 rabbit hearts were isolated and Langendorff-perfused. The IKr-blocker sotalol (100μM) was infused to mimic LQTS-2. Hearts were assigned to two groups. Sotalol significantly prolonged action potential duration (APD90) and QT-interval in both groups (group 1:APD90: +18ms, p<0...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587528/a-prospective-observational-cohort-study-of-exposure-to-womb-like-sounds-to-stabilize-breathing-and-cardiovascular-patterns-in-preterm-neonates
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Joanna J Parga, Ravi R Bhatt, Kalpashri Kesavan, Myung-Shin Sim, Harvey N Karp, Ronald M Harper, Lonnie Zeltzer
PURPOSE: We exposed premature infants to womb-like sounds to evaluate such exposure on breathing and cardiovascular patterns. We hypothesized that these sounds would reduce apnea and intermittent hypoxemia, enhance parasympathetic outflow, and improve cardiovascular patterns. METHODS: A total of 20 cases and 5 control infants at ≤32-36 weeks corrected gestational age participated in a prospective observational cohort study. Twenty-four hours of continuous ECG, respiratory and oxygen saturation data were collected in all infants...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576724/interaction-of-gaba-and-norepinephrine-in-the-lateral-division-of-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminals-in-anesthetized-rat-correlating-single-unit-and-cardiovascular-responses
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Fahimeh Yeganeh, Ali Nasimi, Masoumeh Hatam
The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) consists of multiple anatomically distinct nuclei. The lateral division, which receives dense noradrenergic innervation, has been implicated in cardiovascular regulation and modulation of responses to stress. This study is performed to identify the cardiovascular and single-unit responses of the lateral BST to norepinephrine (NE), involved adrenoceptors, and possible interaction with GABAergic system of the BST in urethane-anesthetized rats. NE, adrenoreceptor antagonists, and GABAA antagonist were microinjected into the lateral division of BST, while arterial pressure (AP), heart rate (HR), and single-unit responses were simultaneously recorded...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562833/the-effect-of-physical-resistance-training-on-baroreflex-sensitivity-of-hypertensive-rats
#14
Moisés Felipe Pereira Gomes, Mariana Eiras Borges, Vitor de Almeida Rossi, Elizabeth de Orleans C de Moura, Alessandra Medeiros
Background: Baroreceptors act as regulators of blood pressure (BP); however, its sensitivity is impaired in hypertensive patients. Among the recommendations for BP reduction, exercise training has become an important adjuvant therapy in this population. However, there are many doubts about the effects of resistance exercise training in this population. Objective: To evaluate the effect of resistance exercise training on BP and baroreceptor sensitivity in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)...
2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547743/the-anaesthetized-rabbit-with-acute-atrioventricular-block-provides-a-new-model-for-detecting-drug-induced-torsade-de-pointes
#15
Mihoko Hagiwara, Seiji Shibuta, Kazuhiro Takada, Ryuichi Kambayashi, Misako Nakajo, Megumi Aimoto, Yoshinobu Nagasawa, Akira Takahara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several rabbit proarrhythmia models have been developed using genetic or pharmacological methods to suppress the slow component of delayed rectifier K(+) currents in the ventricle, leading to reduction of the repolarization reserve. Here we have characterized a novel rabbit in vivo proarrhythmia model with severe bradycardia caused by acute atrioventricular block (AVB). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Bradycardia was induced in isoflurane-anaesthetized rabbits by inducing AVB with catheter ablation, and the ventricle was electrically driven at 60 beats min(-1) throughout the experiment except when extrasystoles appeared...
August 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509954/evidence-in-the-human-of-a-hypotensive-and-a-bradycardic-effect-after-mouth-opening-maintained-for-10%C3%A2-min
#16
Cristina Del Seppia, Sergio Ghione, Paola Foresi, Dominga Lapi, Enza Fommei, Antonio Colantuoni, Rossana Scuri
PURPOSE: We have recently shown that in humans submaximal mouth opening associated with partial masticatory movements for 10 min is followed by a small but significant and prolonged reduction of blood pressure and heart rate. We here report the effects of a fixed mouth opener. METHODS: In 22 seated normotensive volunteers the effect on blood pressure and heart rate was studied in randomized order after fixed mandibular extension and after a control procedure consisting in keeping a stick between the incisor teeth (both for 10 min)...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476920/clinically-styled-vagus-nerve-stimulation-augments-spontaneous-discharge-in-second-and-higher-order-sensory-neurons-in-rat-nucleus-of-the-solitary-tract
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Eric Beaumont, Regenia B Phillips Campbell, Michael C Andresen, Stephanie Lc Scofield, Krishna Singh, Imad Libbus, Bruce H KenKnight, Logan Snyder, Nathan Cantrell
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) currently treats patients with drug resistant epilepsy, depression and heart failure. The mild intensities used in chronic VNS suggest that primary visceral afferents and central nervous system activation are involved. Here we measured the activity of neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract (NTS) in anesthetized rats using clinically-styled VNS. Our chief findings indicate that VNS at threshold bradycardic intensity activated NTS neuron discharge in one third of NTS neurons...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451840/clinical-characteristics-associated-with-bradycardia-and-asystole-in-patients-with-syncope-undergoing-long-term-electrocardiographic-monitoring-with-implantable-loop-recorder
#18
Peter Mitro, Miloš Šimurda, Ervin Müller
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective single center cohort study was to assess the occurrence of bradycardia during implantable loop recorder (ILR) monitoring in patients with unexplained syncope and negative conventional testing and to identify clinical predictors of bradycardia and pacemaker implantation. METHODS: An ILR was implanted in 112 patients (31 men, 81 women, mean age 64 ±13 years) with syncope which was not explained after conventional diagnostic work-up...
July 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445779/the-acute-cardiorespiratory-effects-of-centrally-injected-arachidonic-acid-the-mediation-of-prostaglandin-e-d-and-f2%C3%AE
#19
Leman Gizem Erkan, Burcin Altinbas, Gokcen Guvenc, Begum Aydin, Nasir Niaz, Murat Yalcin
Arachidonic acid (AA), which is released from synaptic membrane phospholipid by neuroreceptor-initiated activation of phospholipase A2, is abundant in the brain and works as a neurotransmitter and/or neuromodulator in the central nervous system. Recently we reported that centrally injected AA generated pressor and hyperventilation effects by activating thromboxane A2 (TXA2) signaling pathway. The present study was designed to investigate the mediation of other metabolites of AA such as prostaglandin (PG) D, PGE and PGF2α alongside TXA2 in the AA-evoked cardiorespiratory effects in anaesthetized rats...
April 23, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414673/purulent-pericarditis-due-to-an-infected-pacemaker-lead
#20
Teresa Backes
INTRODUCTION: Intravenous drug users have a substantially increased risk of infective endocarditis, especially in the setting of implanted cardiac devices. Purulent pericarditis is a rare occurrence that can occur iatrogenically or through direct or hematogenous spread. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 75 year old man with a past medical history significant for hepatitis C, IV drug abuse, and sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker was brought in by EMS with a chief complaint of diaphoresis and chest pain...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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