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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937887/characteristics-and-associated-comorbidities-of-pediatric-dental-patients-treated-under-general-anesthesia
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Alexandra Delfiner, Aaron Myers, Christie Lumsden, Steve Chussid, Richard Yoon
OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics and identify common comorbidities of children receiving dental treatment under general anesthesia at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. STUDY DESIGN: Electronic medical records of all children that received dental treatment under general anesthesia through the Division of Pediatric Dentistry from 2012-2014 were reviewed. Data describing patient characteristics (age, sex, race/ethnicity, insurance carrier, and American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system), medical history, and justification for treatment were collected...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936086/diabetes-mellitus-as-the-presenting-feature-of-friedreich-s-ataxia
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Meenal Garg, Shilpa D Kulkarni, Krishnakumar N Shah, Anaita Udwadia Hegde
Patients with Friedreich's ataxia (FA) are at an increased risk of developing diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance. Diabetes usually develops many years after the initial presentation. We report an 8-year-old girl who initially presented with diabetic ketoacidosis and was treated as a case of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Around a year later, she developed gait problems and ataxia. Cardiac involvement was detected on echocardiography. Genetic testing confirmed the diagnosis of FA. FA should be a diagnostic consideration in children presenting with diabetes and neurological issues, even with early presentation of the former...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930984/high-fat-diet-feeding-and-high-throughput-triacylglyceride-assay-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Soda Balla Diop, Ryan T Birse, Rolf Bodmer
Heart disease is the number one cause of human death worldwide. Numerous studies have shown strong connections between obesity and cardiac malfunction in humans, but more tools and research efforts are needed to better elucidate the mechanisms involved. For over a century, the genetically highly tractable model of Drosophila has been instrumental in the discovery of key genes and molecular pathways that proved to be highly conserved across species. Many biological processes and disease mechanisms are functionally conserved in the fly, such as development (e...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921168/chromosomal-abnormalities-affect-the-surgical-outcome-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-large-cohort-analysis
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Dala Zakaria, Xinyu Tang, Rupal Bhakta, Nahed O ElHassan, Parthak Prodhan
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can have associated genetic abnormalities. This study evaluated the incidence of genetic abnormalities among infants with HLHS and the short-term outcomes of this population during the first hospitalization. This is a retrospective analysis of the multi-center Pediatric Heath Information System database of infants with HLHS who underwent Stage I Norwood, Hybrid, or heart transplant during their first hospitalization from 2004 through 2013. We compared clinical data between infants with and without genetic abnormality, among the three most common chromosomal abnormalities, and between survivors and non-survivors...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913729/exome-array-analysis-identifies-etfb-as-a-novel-susceptibility-gene-for-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-cancer-patients
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Sara Ruiz-Pinto, Guillermo Pita, Miguel Martín, Teresa Alonso-Gordoa, Daniel R Barnes, María R Alonso, Belén Herraez, Purificación García-Miguel, Javier Alonso, Antonio Pérez-Martínez, Antonio J Cartón, Federico Gutiérrez-Larraya, José A García-Sáenz, Javier Benítez, Douglas F Easton, Ana Patiño-García, Anna González-Neira
PURPOSE: Anthracyclines are widely used chemotherapeutic drugs that can cause progressive and irreversible cardiac damage and fatal heart failure. Several genetic variants associated with anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC) have been identified, but they explain only a small proportion of the interindividual differences in AIC susceptibility. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the association of low-frequency variants with risk of chronic AIC using the Illumina HumanExome BeadChip array in a discovery cohort of 61 anthracycline-treated breast cancer patients with replication in a second independent cohort of 83 anthracycline-treated pediatric cancer patients, using gene-based tests (SKAT-O)...
September 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912183/arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
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Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso, Daniel P Judge
Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy is an inherited heart muscle disorder, predisposing to sudden cardiac death, particularly in young patients and athletes. Pathological features include loss of myocytes and fibrofatty replacement of right ventricular myocardium; biventricular involvement is often observed. It is a cell-to-cell junction cardiomyopathy, typically caused by genetically determined abnormalities of cardiac desmosomes, which leads to detachment of myocytes and alteration of intracellular signal transduction...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912181/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-genetics-pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Ali J Marian, Eugene Braunwald
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy unexplained by secondary causes and a nondilated left ventricle with preserved or increased ejection fraction. It is commonly asymmetrical with the most severe hypertrophy involving the basal interventricular septum. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction is present at rest in about one third of the patients and can be provoked in another third. The histological features of HCM include myocyte hypertrophy and disarray, as well as interstitial fibrosis...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912180/dilated-cardiomyopathy-genetic-determinants-and-mechanisms
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Elizabeth M McNally, Luisa Mestroni
Nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) often has a genetic pathogenesis. Because of the large number of genes and alleles attributed to DCM, comprehensive genetic testing encompasses ever-increasing gene panels. Genetic diagnosis can help predict prognosis, especially with regard to arrhythmia risk for certain subtypes. Moreover, cascade genetic testing in family members can identify those who are at risk or with early stage disease, offering the opportunity for early intervention. This review will address diagnosis and management of DCM, including the role of genetic evaluation...
September 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901173/cyclin-d2-is-a-critical-mediator-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Stephen W Luckey, Chris D Haines, John P Konhilas, Elizabeth D Luczak, Antke Messmer-Kratzsch, Leslie A Leinwand
A number of signaling pathways underlying pathological cardiac hypertrophy have been identified. However, few studies have probed the functional significance of these signaling pathways in the context of exercise or physiological pathways. Exercise studies were performed on females from six different genetic mouse models that have been shown to exhibit alterations in pathological cardiac adaptation and hypertrophy. These include mice expressing constitutively active glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3βS9A), an inhibitor of CaMK II (AC3-I), both GSK-3βS9A and AC3-I (GSK-3βS9A/AC3-I), constitutively active Akt (myrAkt), mice deficient in MAPK/ERK kinase kinase-1 (MEKK1(-/-)), and mice deficient in cyclin D2 (cyclin D2(-/-))...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894478/diagnosis-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-summary-of-the-ers-task-force-report
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Claudia E Kuehni, Jane S Lucas
KEY POINTS: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous disease characterised by abnormal motile ciliary function.There is no "gold standard" diagnostic test for PCD.The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Task Force Guidelines for diagnosing PCD recommend that patients should be referred for diagnostic testing if they have several of the following features: persistent wet cough; situs anomalies; congenital cardiac defects; persistent rhinitis; chronic middle ear disease with or without hearing loss; or a history, in term infants, of neonatal upper and lower respiratory symptoms or neonatal intensive care admission...
September 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892806/a-novel-missense-gla-mutation-p-g35v-detected-in-hemodialysis-screening-leads-to-severe-systemic-manifestations-of-fabry-disease-in-men-and-women
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Valeria Soares Pigozzi Veloso, Thiago Lacerda Ataides, Maria Eugênia Fernandes Canziani, Mariana Pigozzi Veloso, Nilzio Antônio da Silva, Daniela Veit Barreto, Edna Regina Silva Pereira, Luiz Antonio Ribeiro de Moura, Fellype Carvalho Barreto
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Fabry disease (FD), an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder, leads to accumulation of globotriaosylceramide. Screening in dialysis patients may identify genetic variants of unknown clinical significance. We aimed to characterize the pathogenicity of a novel GLA gene mutation identified during hemodialysis screening and the histologic findings of early Fabry nephropathy. METHODS: One out of 108 male hemodialysis patients screened for FD presented low α-galactosidase A activity...
September 12, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891197/primary-mediastinal-paraganglioma-associated-with-a-familial-variant-in-the-succinate-dehydrogenase-b-subunit-gene
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Nardin Samuel, Resham Ejaz, Josh Silver, Shereen Ezzat, Robert J Cusimano, Raymond H Kim
Surgical management is the mainstay of therapy for primary cardiac tumors, yet due to the rarity of these malignancies, their management and workup remains a challenge. Here, we report a unique case of a patient with a primary left ventricular cardiac paraganglioma (PGL) and describe the role of a medical genetics assessment leading to the identification of a rare variant in the SDHB gene to be the causative etiology of this cardiac tumor. Due to decreasing costs and accessibility of molecular genetic analysis, genetic testing may become an emerging diagnostic adjunct in cases of cardiac tumors...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880457/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-care-in-pediatric-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Juan Villafane, Thomas C Edwards, Karim A Diab, Gary M Satou, Elizabeth Saarel, Wyman W Lai, Gerald A Serwer, Peter P Karpawich, Russell Cross, Russell Schiff, Devyani Chowdhury, Thomas J Hougen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop quality metrics (QMs) relating to the ambulatory care of children after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). DESIGN: A workgroup team (WT) of pediatric cardiologists with expertise in all aspects of ambulatory cardiac management was formed at the request of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council (ACPC), to review published guidelines and consensus data relating to the ambulatory care of repaired TOF patients under the age of 18 years...
September 7, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880023/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-and-inherited-cardiac-conditions
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REVIEW
Alban-Elouen Baruteau, David J Tester, Jamie D Kapplinger, Michael J Ackerman, Elijah R Behr
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of post-neonatal infant mortality in developed countries, characterized by the death of infants for no obvious reason and without prior warning. The complex interaction of multiple factors in the pathogenesis of SIDS is illustrated by the 'triple risk hypothesis', which proposed that SIDS results from a convergence of three overlapping risk factors: a critical developmental period, an exogenous stressor, and underlying genetic and/or nongenetic vulnerability in the infant...
September 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869295/the-clinical-potential-of-senolytic-drugs
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James L Kirkland, Tamara Tchkonia, Yi Zhu, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins
Senolytic drugs are agents that selectively induce apoptosis of senescent cells. These cells accumulate in many tissues with aging and at sites of pathology in multiple chronic diseases. In studies in animals, targeting senescent cells using genetic or pharmacological approaches delays, prevents, or alleviates multiple age-related phenotypes, chronic diseases, geriatric syndromes, and loss of physiological resilience. Among the chronic conditions successfully treated by depleting senescent cells in preclinical studies are frailty, cardiac dysfunction, vascular hyporeactivity and calcification, diabetes mellitus, liver steatosis, osteoporosis, vertebral disk degeneration, pulmonary fibrosis, and radiation-induced damage...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856395/quality-of-life-is-diminished-in-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-mild-residual-disease-a-comparison-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-isolated-valvar-pulmonary-stenosis
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Shivani M Bhatt, Elizabeth Goldmuntz, Amy Cassedy, Bradley S Marino, Laura Mercer-Rosa
The objective of this study is to compare quality of life (QOL) in patients with mild pulmonary insufficiency (PI) after Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair or after balloon dilation for isolated valvar pulmonary stenosis (VPS). A cross-sectional study of patients with TOF (n = 12) and VPS (n = 19), ages 8-18 years, who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) was conducted. Patients with genetic syndromes were excluded. The groups were matched by severity and duration of PI using propensity scores...
August 31, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838325/a-study-on-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-reveglucosidase-alfa-in-patients-with-late-onset-pompe-disease
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Barry J Byrne, Tarekegn Geberhiwot, Bruce A Barshop, Richard Barohn, Derralynn Hughes, Drago Bratkovic, Claude Desnuelle, Pascal Laforet, Eugen Mengel, Mark Roberts, Peter Haroldsen, Kristin Reilley, Kala Jayaram, Ke Yang, Liron Walsh
BACKGROUND: Late-onset Pompe disease is a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder caused by lysosomal acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) deficiency that ultimately results in mobility loss and respiratory failure. Current enzyme replacement therapy with recombinant human (rh)GAA has demonstrated efficacy in subjects with late-onset Pompe disease. However, long-term effects of rhGAA on pulmonary function have not been observed, likely related to inefficient delivery of rhGAA to skeletal muscle lysosomes and associated deficits in the central nervous system...
August 24, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837652/an-infrared-optical-pacing-system-for-screening-cardiac-electrophysiology-in-human-cardiomyocytes
#18
Matthew T McPheeters, Yves T Wang, Andreas A Werdich, Michael W Jenkins, Kenneth R Laurita
Human cardiac myocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells (hCM) have invigorated interest in genetic disease mechanisms and cardiac safety testing; however, the technology to fully assess electrophysiological function in an assay that is amenable to high throughput screening has lagged. We describe a fully contactless system using optical pacing with an infrared (IR) laser and multi-site high fidelity fluorescence imaging to assess multiple electrophysiological parameters from hCM monolayers in a standard 96-well plate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837624/rare-variants-in-genes-encoding-the-cardiac-sodium-channel-and-associated-compounds-and-their-impact-on-outcome-of-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Daniela Husser, Laura Ueberham, Gerhard Hindricks, Petra Büttner, Christie Ingram, Peter Weeke, M Benjamin Shoemaker, Volker Adams, Arash Arya, Philipp Sommer, Dawood Darbar, Dan M Roden, Andreas Bollmann
AIM: Rare variants of genes encoding the cardiac sodium channel and associated compounds have been linked with atrial fibrillation (AF). Nevertheless, current expert consensus does not support genetic testing in AF, which is in part based on the fact that "there is no therapeutic impact derived from AF genetic test results". However, there are no studies available supporting this recommendation. Consequently, this study analyzed the impact of rare variants affecting the cardiac sodium channel on rhythm outcome of AF catheter ablation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821295/coexistence-of-congenital-left-ventricular-aneurysm-and-prominent-left-ventricular-trabeculation-in-a-patient-with-ldb3-mutation-a-case-report
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Shengshuai Shan, Xiaoxiao He, Lin He, Min Wang, Chengyun Liu
BACKGROUND: The coexistence of congenital left ventricular aneurysm and abnormal cardiac trabeculation with gene mutation has not been reported previously. Here, we report a case of coexisting congenital left ventricular aneurysm and prominent left ventricular trabeculation in a patient with LIM domain binding 3 gene mutation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old Asian man showed paroxysmal sinus tachycardia and Q waves in an electrocardiogram health check. There were no specific findings in physical examinations and serological tests...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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