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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105515/changes-in-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-treated-with-long-acting-versus-short-acting-loop-diuretics-j-melodic-subanalysis
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Miho Fukui, Takeshi Tsujino, Shinichi Hirotani, Hiroshi Ito, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Takashi Akasaka, Yutaka Hirano, Nobuyuki Ohte, Takashi Daimon, Satoshi Nakatani, Masaaki Kawabata, Tohru Masuyama
We have previously reported that a long-acting loop diuretic, azosemide, reduces cardiovascular risks in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) as compared with a short-acting one, furosemide, in Japanese Multicenter Evaluation of LOng- versus short-acting Diuretics In Congestive heart failure (J-MELODIC). However, the mechanisms of the difference have not been elucidated. This study aimed to examine whether there is a difference in the reduction in plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level and in left ventricular (LV) functional recovery between the CHF patients treated with the long-acting diuretic (the azosemide group) and the short-acting diuretic (the furosemide group)...
January 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094846/chronic-drug-induced-effects-on-contractile-motion-properties-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Ivan Kopljar, An De Bondt, Petra Vinken, Ard Teisman, Bruce Damiano, Nick Goeminne, Ilse Van den Wyngaert, David J Gallacher, Hua Rong Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Risk assessment of chronic cardiac safety liabilities within the pharmaceutical industry is mostly performed during late stages of pre-clinical drug development using in vivo animal models. Here, we explored the potential of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) to detect chronic cardiac risks such as drug-induced cardiomyocyte toxicity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Video microscopy-based motion field imaging was applied to evaluate chronic effect (over 72 h) of cardiotoxic drugs on the contractile motion of hiPS-CMs...
January 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094184/in-vivo-evaluation-of-igf1r-ir-pet-ligand-18-f-bms-754807-in-rodents
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Jaya Prabhakaran, Stephen L Dewey, Richard McClure, Norman R Simpson, Mohammed N Tantawy, J John Mann, Wellington Pham, J S Dileep Kumar
In vivo evaluation of [(18)F]BMS-754807 binding in mice and rats using microPET and biodistribution methods is described herein. The radioligand shows consistent binding characteristics, in vivo, in both species. Early time frames of the microPET images and time activity curves of brain indicate poor penetration of the tracer across the blood brain barrier (BBB) in both species. However, microPET experiments in mice and rats show high binding of the radioligand outside the brain to heart, pancreas and muscle, the organs known for higher expression of IGF1R/1R...
January 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088230/relationship-between-the-uptake-of-18-f-borono-l-phenylalanine-and-l-methyl-11-c-methionine-in-head-and-neck-tumors-and-normal-organs
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Yoshiaki Watanabe, Hiroaki Kurihara, Jun Itami, Ryohei Sasaki, Yasuaki Arai, Kazuro Sugimura
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of 4-borono-2-(18)F-fluoro-phenylalanine ((18)F-BPA) and L-[methyl-(11)C] methionine ((11)C-Met) in normal organs and tumors and to evaluate the usefulness of (11)C-Met/PET in screening potential candidates for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). MATERIAL METHODS: Seven patients who had at least one histologically confirmed head and neck tumor were included in this study. They underwent both whole-body (18)F-BPA-PET/CT and (11)C-Met-PET/CT within a span of 6 months...
January 14, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079874/cerebral-modulation-of-the-autonomic-nervous-system-in-term-infants
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N Schneebaum Sender, R B Govindan, M T Whitehead, A N Massaro, M Metzler, J Wang, Y I Cheng, A J du Plessis
OBJECTIVE: Central topography of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function has yet to be fully deciphered. In adults it has been shown to lateralize sympathetic and parasympathetic influence predominantly to the right and left cerebral hemispheres, respectively. We examined functional topography of central ANS in newborn subjects utilizing spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), an established measure of ANS function. STUDY DESIGN: We studied newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy participating in a prospective study undergoing a therapeutic hypothermia protocol...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070911/effects-of-exercise-training-on-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-skeletal-muscle-and-heart-of-rats-post-myocardial-infarction
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Heow Won Lee, Monir Ahmad, Hong-Wei Wang, Frans H H Leenen
Exercise training post myocardial infarction (MI) attenuates progressive left ventricle (LV) remodeling and dysfunction, but the peripheral stimuli induced by exercise which trigger these beneficial effects are still unclear. We investigated as possible mediators fibronectin type III domain-containing protein 5 (FNDC5) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the skeletal muscle and heart. Male Wistar rats underwent either sham surgery or ligation of left descending coronary artery, and surviving MI rats were allocated to either sedentary (Sed-MI) or exercise group (ExT-MI)...
January 9, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069511/in-vivo-characterization-of-magnesium-alloy-biodegradation-using-electrochemical-h2-monitoring-icp-ms-and-xps
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Daoli Zhao, Tingting Wang, Keaton Nahan, Xuefei Guo, Zhanping Zhang, Zhongyun Dong, Shuna Chen, Da-Tren Chou, Daeho Hong, Prashant N Kumta, William R Heineman
: The effect of widely different corrosion rates of Mg alloys on four parameters of interest for in vivo characterization was evaluated: (1) the effectiveness of transdermal H2 measurements with an electrochemical sensor for noninvasively monitoring biodegradation compared to the standard techniques of in vivo X-ray imaging and weight loss measurement of explanted samples, (2) the chemical compositions of the corrosion layers of the explanted samples by XPS, (3) the effect on animal organs by histology, and (4) the accumulation of corrosion by-products in multiple organs by ICP-MS...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068236/cerebrovascular-diseases-in-childhood-cancer-survivors-role-of-the-radiation-dose-to-willis-circle-arteries
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Chiraz El-Fayech, Nadia Haddy, Rodrigue Sètchéou Allodji, Cristina Veres, Fara Diop, Amar Kahlouche, Damien Llanas, Angela Jackson, Carole Rubino, Catherine Guibout, Hélène Pacquement, Odile Oberlin, Cécile Thomas-Teinturier, Pierre-Yves Scarabin, Jean Chavaudra, Dimitry Lefkopoulos, Maurice Giroud, Yannick Bejot, Valérie Bernier, Christian Carrie, Ibrahima Diallo, Florent de Vathaire
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of radiation dose received to the circle of Willis (WC) during radiation therapy (RT) and of potential dose-response modifiers on the risk of stroke after treatment of childhood cancer. METHODS: We evaluated the risk factors for stroke in a cohort of 3172 5-year survivors of childhood cancer who were followed up for a median time of 26 years. Radiation doses to the WC and brain structures were estimated for each of the 2202 children who received RT...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062291/pathological-vicissitudes-and-oxidative-stress-enzyme-responses-in-mice-experimentally-infected-with-reptarenavirus-isolate-upm-my01
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Yusuf Abba, Hasliza Hassim, Hazilawati Hamzah, Omar Emad Ibrahim, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Mohamed Mustapha Noordin
Boid inclusion body disease (BIBD) is a viral disease of boid snakes believed to be caused by reptarenavirus belonging to the family Arenaviridae. Unlike most mammalian arenaviruses, the reservoir host for reptarenavirus is still unknown. In this study, the pathological responses were evaluated in a mouse model for a period of 28 days. Blood and tissue samples (lung, liver, spleen, heart, kidney and brain) were collected for evaluation of hematology, biochemistry, histopathology and oxidative enzyme levels at six time points (1, 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days), after viral infection (2...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058227/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-transplanted-pediatric-heart-as-a-potential-predictor-of-rejection
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Steven C Greenway, Frederic Dallaire, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Monali Warade, Eugenie Riesenkampff, Shi-Joon Yoo, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
AIM: To evaluate cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as a non-invasive tool to detect acute cellular rejection (ACR) in children after heart transplant (HT). METHODS: Thirty pediatric HT recipients underwent CMR at the time of surveillance endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) and results were compared to 14 non-transplant controls. Biventricular volumes, ejection fractions (EFs), T2-weighted signal intensities, native T1 times, extracellular volumes (ECVs) and presence of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) were compared between patients and controls and between patients with International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) grade ≥ 2R rejection and those with grade 0/1R...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047069/su-f-t-446-improving-craniospinal-irradiation-technique-using-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-planning-and-its-dosimetric-verification
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X Yang, M Tejani, X Jiang, E Elder, A Dhabaan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate a volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) treatment planning technique for supine craniospinal irradiation (CSI). Evaluate the suitability of VMAT for CSI with dosimetric measurements and compare it to 3D conformal planning using specific plan metrics such as dose conformity, homogeneity, and dose of organs at risk (OAR). METHODS: Ten CSI patients treated with conventional 3D technique were re-planned with VMAT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044935/c-glycosyl-flavone-from-urginea-indica-inhibits-growth-and-dissemination-of-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-cells-in-mice
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Ganesh Babu Bevara, A D Naveen Kumar, K Koteswramma Laxmi, Anil Kumar Badana, Seema Kumari, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Rama Rao Malla
C-glycosyl flavone, a phytochemical constituent of U. indica bulb, has been reported to possesses cytotoxic activity. In present study, acute and chronic toxicity along with antitumor activity of C-glycosyl flavone isolated from U.indica bulb were performed using in vitro and in vivo methods. Acute and chronic toxicity of C-glycosyl flavone was evaluated using Swiss albino mice. The effect of C-glycosyl flavone on proliferation of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) cells was determined. Further, growth inhibition and dissemination was studied using EAC induced mice model...
January 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040762/glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-plasma-levels-are-correlated-with-degree-of-hypothermia-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-congenital-heart-disease-surgery
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Luca Vedovelli, Massimo Padalino, Sara D'Aronco, Giovanni Stellin, Carlo Ori, Virgilio P Carnielli, Manuela Simonato, Paola Cogo
OBJECTIVES: Improved congenital heart defect (CHD) operations have reduced operative mortality to 3%. The major concern is now long-term neurological outcomes. We measured plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), an early marker of brain injury, during different phases of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), to correlate the increase of GFAP to clinical parameters or specific operative phases. METHODS: We performed a prospective, single-centre, observational study in children undergoing cardiac operations...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030578/use-of-ecg-and-other-simple-non-invasive-tools-to-assess-pulmonary-hypertension
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Gabor Kovacs, Alexander Avian, Vasile Foris, Maria Tscherner, Xhylsime Kqiku, Philipp Douschan, Gerhard Bachmaier, Andrea Olschewski, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Horst Olschewski
BACKGROUND: There is a broad consensus that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is to be diagnosed by right heart catheterization (RHC) and that the most important non-invasive tool is echocardiography. However, the role of simple non-invasive tools in the work-up of PH is not clearly defined. We hypothesized that the use of simple non-invasive techniques may help to guide important decisions in the diagnostics of pulmonary hypertension. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop an algorithm with the use of simple, non-invasive tools in order to identify patients with very high or very low likelihood of PH...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027769/brain-metabolite-alterations-in-eisenmenger-syndrome-evaluation-with-mr-proton-spectroscopy
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Dilek Şen Dokumacı, Ferit Doğan, Ali Yıldırım, Fatıma Nurefşan Boyacı, Erol Bozdoğan, Bülent Koca
OBJECTIVE: Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is a life-threatening disease characterized by pulmonary hypertension and cyanosis in patients with congenital heart diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the brain metabolite changes in Eisenmenger syndrome compared with a control group using MR proton spectroscopy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The study included 10 children (3 male, 7 female) with congenital heart diseases and a diagnosis of Eisenmenger syndrome. The control group consisted of 10 healthy volunteer children...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025867/brain-natriuretic-peptide-usefulness-in-very-elderly-dyspnoeic-patients-the-bed-study
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Matthieu Plichart, Galdric Orvoën, Patrick Jourdain, Laurent Quinquis, Joël Coste, Michele Escande, Patrick Friocourt, Elena Paillaud, François-Xavier Chedhomme, Florian Labourée, Clémence Boully, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Michel Komajda, Olivier Hanon
AIMS: To evaluate the interest of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) for heart failure (HF) diagnosis in very old patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 383 patients aged 80 years or older, hospitalized in geriatrics care for dyspnoea, had a BNP measurement at the acute phase. Independent cardiologists blinded to BNP values classified the patients into cardiac vs. respiratory aetiology according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. Mean (SD) age was 88...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025637/effect-of-48%C3%A2-h-fasting-on-autonomic-function-brain-activity-cognition-and-mood-in-amateur-weight-lifters
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Rima Solianik, Artūras Sujeta, Asta Terentjevienė, Albertas Skurvydas
Objectives. The acute fasting-induced cardiovascular autonomic response and its effect on cognition and mood remain debatable. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of a 48 h, zero-calorie diet on autonomic function, brain activity, cognition, and mood in amateur weight lifters. Methods. Nine participants completed a 48 h, zero-calorie diet program. Cardiovascular autonomic function, resting frontal brain activity, cognitive performance, and mood were evaluated before and after fasting...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005570/in-vitro-microbiological-analysis-of-bacterial-seal-in-hybrid-zirconia-abutment-tapered-connection
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Maurício Marcelo Harlos, Thiago Bezerra da Silva, Daiane C Peruzzo, Marcelo H Napimoga, Julio Cesar Joly, Elizabeth F Martinez
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the bacterial seal at the implant-hybrid zirconia abutment interface and Morse taper-type connections through in vitro microbiological analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen implants and their respective abutments were divided into 3 groups: test (10 sets), positive control (3 sets), and negative control (3 sets). In the test group, 10 implants were contaminated with Escherichia coli using a sterile inoculating loop to the inner portion of the implants, followed by torque application to the abutment (30 N·cm)...
December 21, 2016: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003905/coexistence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-among-three-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-case-reports-and-review-of-literature
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Amna Al-Futaisi, Ahmed Idris, Abeer Al-Sayegh, Watfa S Al-Mamari
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem neurocutaneous disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and characterised by benign tumours in the brain and other vital organs such as the heart, eyes, kidneys, skin and lungs. Links between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and TSC have been postulated for many decades, with TSC considered to be one of the main syndromic causes of ASD; however, precise confirmation of a relationship between these two disorders required validated diagnostic tools. Fortunately, accurate evaluation of this relationship is now possible with standardised criteria for ASD diagnosis...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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