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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165724/protective-effect-and-potential-mechanism-of-simvastatin-on-myocardial-injury-induced-by-diabetes-with-hypoglycemia
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Haiqing Li, Qianqian Zhao, Rong Liu, Lan Yang, Huanzhen Chen, Xiangli Cui
Background Simvastatin has been reported to reduce cardiovascular related morbidity and mortality in clinical trials which was independent of its cholesterol-lowering effect. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of simvastatin on myocardial injury caused by diabetic hypoglycemia and the possible underlying mechanism. Methods We used streptozotocin (STZ) at a dose of 55 mg/kg to induce diabetes mellitus (DM) and over-dose insulin to induce hypoglycemia to establish diabetic hypoglycemia rat models...
November 17, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164294/a-novel-technique-of-paravertebral-thoracic-and-preperitoneal-analgesia-enhances-early-recovery-after-oesophagectomy
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Stephanie Phillips, Jasmina Dedic-Hagan, d'Arcy Ferris Baxter, H Van der Wall, G L Falk
BACKGROUND: Excellent analgesia following oesophagectomy facilitates patient comfort, early extubation, physiotherapy and mobilisation, reduces post-operative complications and should enhance recovery. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the gold standard analgesic regimen for this procedure, is often associated with systemic hypotension treated with inotropes or fluid. This may compromise enhanced recovery and be complicated by anastomotic ischaemia or tissue oedema. METHODS: We report a novel analgesic regimen to reduce post-operative inotrope usage...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162781/successful-withdrawal-from-dobutamine-by-canagliflozin-in-a-diabetic-patient-with-stage-d-heart-failure
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Masaki Nakagaito, Shuji Joho, Ryuichi Ushijima, Makiko Nakamura, Tadakazu Hirai, Koichiro Kinugawa
Patients with stage D heart failure (HF) frequently become dependent on high doses of diuretics and inotropic agents. Recently, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2i), an oral antidiabetic agent, has been demonstrated to have favorable effects in preventing HF. However, it remains unknown whether SGLT2i is reliable for patients with decompensated HF. We experienced a case of a patient with stage D HF for whom attempting intravenous dobutamine withdrawal was difficult even after the administration of all conventional pharmacological treatment...
November 22, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158076/microcirculation-and-red-cell-transfusion-in-patients-with-sepsis
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REVIEW
Øystein Wendelbo, Tor Hervig, Oddbjørn Haugen, Jerard Seghatchian, Håkon Reikvam
Early identification of sepsis followed by diagnostic blood cultures and prompt administration of appropriate intravenous antibiotics covering all likely pathogen remains the corner stone in the initial management of sepsis. Source control, obtained by harvesting microbiological cultures and removal or drainage of the infected foci, is mandatory. However, optimization of hemodynamically unstable patients including volume support supplemented with vasopressor, inotropic and transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) in case of persistent hypoperfusion have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality...
November 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157817/cardioprotective-action-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-bark-against-toxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Sarah Bishop, Shi J Liu
BACKGROUND: The aqueous extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) bark (TAAqE) has been shown to have a direct inotropic effect on ventricular myocytes. Active constituents of TAAqE contain various flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, some of which are known to have antioxidant activities. Whether TAAqE affords a cardioprotective action against oxidative stress (OS) remains unclear. PURPOSE: Increased OS is one of the major mechanisms underlying cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin (DOX), a commonly-used anticancer agent...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156619/standard-vs-calorie-dense-immune-nutrition-in-haemodynamically-compromised-cardiac-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Sergey Efremov, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Christian Stoppe, Anna Shilova, Vladimir Shmyrev, Michail Deryagin, Alexander Karaskov
BACKGROUND: The aim of study was to test the hypothesis that early enteral nutrition (EN) with calorie-dense and protein rich enteral formula improves enteral energy and protein delivery in critically ill cardiac patients. METHODS: Prospective randomized pilot study of 40 ventilated adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with use of cardiopulmonary bypass receiving inotropic support postoperatively. Patients were to receive either standard isocaloric (1000 Kcal/L and 38 g/L protein) early EN (n = 20) or calorie-dense and protein-rich (1300 Kcal/L and 66...
November 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155072/a-protocol-to-study-ex-vivo-mouse-working-heart-at-human-like-heart-rate
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Han-Zhong Feng, Jian-Ping Jin
Genetically modified mice are widely used as experimental models to study human heart function and diseases. However, the fast rate of normal mouse heart at 400-600bpm limits its capacity of assessing kinetic parameters that are important for the physiology and pathophysiology of human heart that beats at a much slower rate (75-180bpm). To extend the value of mouse models, we established a protocol to study ex vivo mouse working hearts at a human-like heart rate. In the presence of 300μM lidocaine to lower pacemaker and conductive activities and prevent arrhythmia, a stable rate of 120-130bpm at 37°C is achieved for ex vivo mouse working hearts...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153929/accuracy-of-a-simulation-algorithm-for-modelling-lv-contractility-diastolic-capacitance-and-energetics-using-data-available-from-common-hemodynamic-monitors-and-echocardiography
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Paul M Heerdt, Scott Korfhagen, Hesham Ezz, Clara Oromendia
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that a simulation algorithm populated with data readily available from hemodynamic monitors and echocardiography can accurately model cardiac contractility, diastolic capacitance, and energetics. DESIGN: Bland-Altman analysis of paired data sets. SETTING: University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Archived data previously recorded from 7 anesthetized swine. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Left ventricular pressure and volume (LVV) data that had been continuously recorded over a range of inotropic conditions were used as reference data...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150445/the-antiapoptotic-protein-hax-1-mediates-half-of-phospholamban-s-inhibitory-activity-on-calcium-cycling-and-contractility-in-the-heart
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Philip A Bidwell, Kobra Haghighi, Evangelia G Kranias
The antiapoptotic protein HS-associated protein X-1 (HAX-1) localizes to sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in the heart and interacts with the small membrane protein phospholamban (PLN), inhibiting the cardiac sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA2a) in the regulation of overall calcium handling and heart muscle contractility. However, because global HAX-1 deletion causes early lethality, how much endogenous HAX-1 contributes to PLN's inhibitory activity on calcium cycling is unknown. We therefore generated a cardiac-specific and inducible knockout mouse model...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144270/alkaline-phosphatase-in-infant-cardiopulmonary-bypass-kinetics-and-relationship-to-organ-injury-and-major-cardiovascular-events
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Jesse A Davidson, Tracy T Urban, Christine Baird, Suhong Tong, Alan Woodruff, Mark Twite, James Jaggers, Eric A F Simões, Paul Wischmeyer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the kinetics of alkaline phosphatase (AP) activity and concentration after infant cardiopulmonary bypass, including isoform-specific changes, and to measure the association between postoperative AP activity and major postoperative cardiovascular events, organ injury/dysfunction, and postoperative support requirements STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of 120 infants ≤120 days of age undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. AP total and isoform-specific activity was assessed at 6 time points (preoperation, rewarming, 6, 24, 48, and 72 hours postoperation)...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138242/role-of-ecmo-in-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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REVIEW
Merrill McHoney, Philip Hammond
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is typified morphologically by failure of diaphragmatic development with accompanying lung hypoplasia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Patients who have labile physiology and low preductal saturations despite optimal ventilatory and inotropic support may be considered for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Systematic reviews into the benefits of ECMO in CDH concluded that any benefit is unclear. Few randomised trials exist to demonstrate clear benefit and guide management...
November 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137481/effects-of-pioglitazone-on-ventricular-myocyte-shortening-and-ca-2-transport-in-the-goto-kakizaki-type-2-diabetic-rat
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K A Salem, V Sydorenko, M Qureshi, M Oz, F C Howarth
Pioglitazone (PIO) is a thiazolidindione antidiabetic agent which improves insulin sensitivity and reduces blood glucose in experimental animals and treated patients. At the cellular level the actions of PIO in diabetic heart are poorly understood. A previous study has demonstrated shortened action potential duration and inhibition of a variety of transmembrane currents including L-type Ca(2+) current in normal canine ventricular myocytes. The effects of PIO on shortening and calcium transport in ventricular myocytes from the Goto-Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rat have been investigated...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132469/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-analysis-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-complicated-by-postoperative-acute-kidney-injury
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Lian Duan, Guo-Huang Hu, Meng Jiang, Cheng-Liang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the perioperative clinical data of children with congenital heart disease complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, and to explore potential factors influencing the prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed among 118 children with congenital heart disease who developed AKI within 48 hours after CPB surgery. RESULTS: In the 118 patients, 18 died after 48 hours of surgery...
November 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128923/fluid-overload-independent-of-acute-kidney-injury-predicts-poor-outcomes-in-neonates-following-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kenneth E Mah, Shiying Hao, Scott M Sutherland, David M Kwiatkowski, David M Axelrod, Christopher S Almond, Catherine D Krawczeski, Andrew Y Shin
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload (FO) is common after neonatal congenital heart surgery and may contribute to mortality and morbidity. It is unclear if the effects of FO are independent of acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study which examined neonates (age < 30 days) who underwent cardiopulmonary bypass in a university-affiliated children's hospital between 20 October 2010 and 31 December 2012. Demographic information, risk adjustment for congenital heart surgery score, surgery type, cardiopulmonary bypass time, cross-clamp time, and vasoactive inotrope score were recorded...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126895/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-circulatory-and-respiratory-failure-a-single-center-experience
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Marisa Passos Silva, Daniel Caeiro, Paula Fernandes, Cláudio Guerreiro, Eduardo Vilela, Marta Ponte, Adelaide Dias, Fernando Alves, Jorge Morais, Andreza Mello, Lino Santos, Paula Castelões, Vasco Gama
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides mechanical pulmonary and circulatory support for patients with shock refractory to conventional medical therapy. In this study we aim to describe the indications, clinical characteristics, complications and mortality associated with use of ECMO in a single tertiary hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of all patients supported with ECMO in two different intensive care units (general and cardiac), from the first patient cannulated in April 2011 up to October 2016...
November 7, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124027/risk-factors-of-on-pump-conversion-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
#17
Sung Sil Yoon, Jung Hee Bang, Sang Seok Jeong, Jae Hwa Jeong, Jong Soo Woo
Background: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) procedures can avoid the complications of an on-pump bypass. However, some cases unexpectedly require conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass during OPCABG. The risk factors associated with a sudden need for cardiopulmonary bypass were analyzed. Methods: This retrospective study included 283 subjects scheduled for OPCABG from 2001 to 2010. These were divided into an OPCABG group and an on-pump conversion group...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122532/pathological-prolongation-of-action-potential-duration-as-a-cause-of-the-reduced-alpha-adrenoceptor-mediated-negative-inotropy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice-myocardium
#18
Haruna Kanae, Shogo Hamaguchi, Yumi Wakasugi, Taichi Kusakabe, Keisuke Kato, Iyuki Namekata, Hikaru Tanaka
Effect of pathological prolongation of action potential duration on the α-adrenoceptor-mediated negative inotropy was studied in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice myocardium. In streptozotocin-treated mouse ventricular myocardium, which had longer duration of action potential than that in control mice, the negative inotropic response induced by phenylephrine was smaller than that in control mice. 4-Aminopyridine prolonged the action potential duration and decreased the negative inotropy in control mice...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119215/surgical-ligation-versus-percutaneous-closure-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-very-low-weight-preterm-infants-which-are-the-real-benefits-of-the-percutaneous-approach
#19
A Rodríguez Ogando, I Planelles Asensio, A Rodríguez Sánchez de la Blanca, F Ballesteros Tejerizo, M Sánchez Luna, J M Gil Jaurena, C Medrano López, J L Zunzunegui Martínez
Percutaneous treatment of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in extreme premature infants is technically difficult, and therefore, often not consider as an alternative to surgery. The main objective of our work was to compare respiratory status prior and post ductal closure and morbi-mortality, in our series of preterm infants with percutaneous PDA closure versus surgical ligation in the same time-period. Retrospective review of all premature infants submitted to percutaneous and surgical PDA closure from January 2011 to December 2016...
November 8, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118840/too-many-pills-to-swallow-a-case-of-a-mixed-overdose
#20
Louise Emily Hopkins, Jonathan Sunkersing, Andrew Jacques
Propranolol is a highly lipid-soluble beta-receptor antagonist. We describe a case of mixed overdose, including propranolol, amlodipine and olanzapine, resulting in severe resistant hypotension which was successfully treated. A 21-year-old student ingested 6.4 g of propranolol, 280 mg of amlodipine and 560 mg of olanzapine. The patient was brought to the emergency department and exhibited signs of severe systemic toxicity - profound hypotension and circulatory collapse, respiratory depression and coma...
August 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
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