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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667349/asb1-differential-methylation-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-relationship-with-left-ventricular-performance-in-end-stage-heart-failure-patients
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Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Francisca Lago, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Juan Sandoval, Manuel Portolés, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera
AIMS: Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) leads to impaired contraction and ventricular dysfunction, causing high rates of morbidity and mortality. Epigenomics allows the identification of epigenetic signatures in human diseases. We analyse the differential epigenetic patterns of the ASB gene family in ICM patients and relate these alterations to their haemodynamic and functional status. METHODS AND RESULTS: Epigenomic analysis was carried out using 16 left ventricular (LV) tissue samples, eight from ICM patients undergoing heart transplantation and eight from control (CNT) subjects without cardiac disease...
April 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666716/survival-after-cardiac-arrest-secondary-to-massive-pulmonary-embolism
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Abdullah E Laher, Muhammed Moolla, Feroza Motara, Fathima Paruk, Guy Richards
Introduction: It is estimated that the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is missed in as many as 84% of all cases of PE. Cardiac arrest following PE is generally associated with poor outcomes. Case Report: A 43-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in cardiac arrest. Swelling of his right lower limb was noted on arrival. Point of care ultrasound was performed during ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and showed a thrombus in the right iliofemoral vein as well as dilatation of the right ventricle...
2018: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664034/incidence-prognosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-individuals-of-snakebite-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Ramulu Pulimaddi, Amruth Rao Parveda, Balkishan Brahmanpally, Paul Marx Kalakanda, K Ramakrishna, Venkata Ramana Devi Chinnapaka
Background & objectives: The snakebites are considered to be an occupational hazard in agriculture workers and the snake handlers, resulting in a considerable morbidity, mortality and economical implications. This study was conducted to determine the incidence, clinical presentation, renal injury and clinical outcome in snakebite victims who developed acute kidney injury (AKI). Methods: This hospital-based prospective, observational study was done on 100 cases who were admitted for the management of snakebite and found to develop AKI in a tertiary care hospital at Hyderabad, India...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661383/does-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-provide-adequate-plasma-concentrations-for-sedation-in-children-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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J W Miller, R Balyan, M Dong, M Mahmoud, J E Lam, J N Pratap, J R Paquin, B L Li, J P Spaeth, A Vinks, A W Loepke
BACKGROUND: Atomised intranasal dexmedetomidine administration is an attractive option when sedation is required for paediatric diagnostic procedures, as vascular access is not required. The risk of haemodynamic instability caused by dexmedetomidine necessitates better understanding of its pharmacokinetics in young children. To date, intranasal dexmedetomidine pharmacokinetics has only been studied in adults. METHODS: Eighteen paediatric patients received dexmedetomidine 1 or 2 μg kg-1 intranasally or 1 μg kg-1 i...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659782/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-reconstruction-using-a-polytetrafluoroethylene-conduit-in-ross-patients
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Ravil Sharifulin, Alexander Bogachev-Prokophiev, Igor Demin, Sergey Zheleznev, Alexey Pivkin, Alexander Afanasyev, Alexander Karaskov
OBJECTIVES: The type of conduit used for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction during the Ross procedure remains problematic because of the limited availability of pulmonary allografts and the unsatisfactory long-term results associated with the use of xenografts. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) conduits have been proposed as an alternative. This study evaluated the results of RVOT reconstruction using a PTFE conduit during the Ross procedure. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2015, 28 patients underwent RVOT reconstruction using PTFE conduits...
April 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658908/reply-to-dobutamine-and-its-haemodynamic-effects-in-pleural-effusion
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Kristian B Wemmelund, Peter Juhl-Olsen, Erik Sloth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658907/dobutamine-and-its-haemodynamic-effects-in-pleural-effusion
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Hilary P Grocott, Eric Jacobsohn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658894/assessing-mental-stress-from-the-photoplethysmogram-a-numerical-study
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Peter H Charlton, Patrick Celka, Bushra Farukh, Phil Chowienczyk, Jordi Alastruey
<b>Objective:</b> Mental stress is detrimental to cardiovascular health, being a risk factor for coronary heart disease and a trigger for cardiac events. However, it is not currently routinely assessed. The aim of this study was to identify features of the photoplethysmogram (PPG) pulse wave which are indicative of mental stress.
 
 <b>Approach:</b> A numerical model of pulse wave propagation was used to simulate blood pressure signals, from which simulated PPG pulse waves were estimated using a transfer function...
April 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656721/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-due-to-kawasaki-disease
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Hisaaki Komaki, Takashi Nakashima, Shinya Minatoguchi
In some patients with Kawasaki disease, a prior myocardial infarction causes ventricular tachycardia in the chronic post-myocardial infarction phase. We report the case of a 41-year-old man with symptomatic and haemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia in whom substrate ablation was performed for the ventricular tachycardia before insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
April 16, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655877/endocrine-and-haemodynamic-changes-in-resistant-hypertension-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-spironolactone-or-amiloride-the-pathway-2-mechanisms-substudies
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Bryan Williams, Thomas M MacDonald, Steve V Morant, David J Webb, Peter Sever, Gordon T McInnes, Ian Ford, J Kennedy Cruickshank, Mark J Caulfield, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Isla S Mackenzie, Jackie Salsbury, Morris J Brown
BACKGROUND: In the PATHWAY-2 study of resistant hypertension, spironolactone reduced blood pressure substantially more than conventional antihypertensive drugs. We did three substudies to assess the mechanisms underlying this superiority and the pathogenesis of resistant hypertension. METHODS: PATHWAY-2 was a randomised, double-blind crossover trial done at 14 UK primary and secondary care sites in 314 patients with resistant hypertension. Patients were given 12 weeks of once daily treatment with each of placebo, spironolactone 25-50 mg, bisoprolol 5-10 mg, and doxazosin 4-8 mg and the change in home systolic blood pressure was assessed as the primary outcome...
April 11, 2018: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655692/effects-of-xin-ji-er-kang-on-heart-failure-induced-by-myocardial-infarction-role-of-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction
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Juan Hu, Pan Cheng, Guang-Yao Huang, Guo-Wei Cai, Feng-Zhen Lian, Xiao-Yun Wang, Shan Gao
BACKGROUND: Xin-Ji-Er-Kang (XJEK) is a Chinese herbal formula, which has been reported to exert effective protection on cardiovascular diseases like hypertension and myocarditis. PURPOSE: To elucidate the protective effects of XJEK on heart failure (HF) induced by myocardial infarction (MI) through the amelioration of inflammation, oxidative stress (OS) and endothelial dysfunction(ED). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven male KM mice were randomized into the following six groups (n = 9-10 for each): control group, model group, MI+XJEK low dose group(XJEKL) group, MI+XJEK middle dose group(XJEKM), MI+XJEK high dose group(XJEKH), and MI+fosinopril group (positive control group)...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644297/negative-pressure-in-treatment-of-persistent-post-traumatic-subcutaneous-emphysema-with-respiratory-failure-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jakov Mihanović, Ivan Bačić, Nina Sulen
Subcutaneous emphysema may aggravate traumatic pneumothorax treatment, especially when mechanical ventilation is required. Expectative management usually suffices, but when respiratory function is impaired surgical treatment might be indicated. Historically relevant methods are blowhole incisions and placement of various drains, often with related wound complications. Since the first report of negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of severe subcutaneous emphysema in 2009, only few publications on use of commercially available sets were published...
February 2018: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643163/effect-of-intratracheal-dexmedetomidine-administration-on-recovery-from-general-anaesthesia-after-gynaecological-laparoscopic-surgery-a-randomised-double-blinded-study
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Fei Wang, Haoxiang Zhong, Xiaoyan Xie, Weiping Sha, Caili Li, Zhenping Li, Zhuomei Huang, Chaojin Chen
OBJECTIVES: To examine the efficacy of intratracheal dexmedetomidine (Dex) injection for the prevention of the laryngeal response on emergence from general anaesthesia following gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, double-blinded, controlled trial. SETTING: A general hospital, Guangdong Province, China. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent elective laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, aged 18-60 years old, 40-80 kg in weight, American Society of Anesthesiologists class I-II were eligible...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643139/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-gastroduodenal-artery-an-unusual-cause-for-hyperamylasaemia
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Vasileios Galanakis
A 79-year-old man was admitted electively for investigation of weight loss. While he was an inpatient, he developed severe epigastric pain and an initial blood test revealed an acutely raised amylase (>2000) and deranged liver function tests. A contrast CT angiography showed a large haematoma adjacent to the duodenum, spreading in the retroperitoneal space, arising from a 2 cm bleeding pseudoaneurysm in the region of the gastroduodenal artery. Due to his underlying comorbidities, he was deemed unfit for surgical repair and he had coil embolisation with successful haemostasis...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642690/impella-protected-pci-the-clinical-results-achieved-so-far
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Gabriele Pesarini, Andrea Gratta, Giulia Dolci, Mattia Lunardi, Flavio L Ribichini
The ability of interventional cardiologists to identify high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) patients, requires the integration of different features belonging to medical history, organ damage, coronary anatomy and the nature of the acute event. The selection of a subgroup of patients that could benefit from mechanical support during interventions is a key feature to success. The introduction of the Impella percutaneous axial pump have added an easy to set-up, less-invasive and time consuming active-support device to the interventional toolbox...
April 11, 2018: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627774/acute-lower-limb-ischaemia-secondary-to-intestinal-occlusion
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Francois-Charles Malo, Philippe Acar, Véronique Lapie, Valérie Bédard
In general, acute lower limb ischaemia is caused by embolic, thrombotic or traumatic phenomena. Here, we describe the case of a 67-year-old woman in an emergency room setting who was initially assessed for paralysis and numbness of her lower left limb. On physical examination, the abdomen was distended and non-compressible. An abdominal AngioScan showed complete occlusion of the left iliac artery by extrinsic compression of the dilated small intestine. After a review of the literature, no case was found describing a lower limb ischaemia by extrinsic vascular compression secondary to a compartment syndrome caused by small bowel obstruction...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622996/clinical-profile-management-and-outcome-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-shahid-gangalal-national-heart-centre-kathmandu-nepal
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Chandra Mani Adhikari, K C Bishal, Sobita Khadka
Background and aims: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with a significant mortality and morbidity. We aim to study clinical profile, management and outcome of PE at Shahid Gangalal National heart Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal. Methods: It was a retrprospective, single centre study, conducted from January 2015 to December 2016. Haemodynamics was used for risk Simplified, PESI score, predisposing factors, symptoms, clinical features at the time of admission, ECG features, echocardiogram, treatment received and the outcome were reviewed...
March 2018: The Egyptian heart journal: (EHJ): official bulletin of the Egyptian Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622413/use-of-genitofemoral-and-ilioinguinal-and-iliohypogastric-nerve-block-during-orchiectomy-in-a-post-lung-transplant-patient-a-case-report
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B A Rivas Rivero, A Mira Puerto, J Cuenca
The case is presented of a post-lung transplant patient, ASA III, proposed for orchiectomy due to testicular cancer. A combination of iliohypogastric (ILH), ilioinguinal (ILI) and genitofemoral (GF) nerve block together with sedation was used as anaesthetic technique. The inguinal area received sensory innervation mainly from ILI, ILH and GF nerves. The genital branch of the GF nerve supplies innervation to skin of the anterosuperior portion of the scrotum. When performing the echo-guided block of GF nerve, it is necessary to identify the spermatic cord, and administer the local anaesthetic on the inside and periphery of the cord...
April 2, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620989/giant-liver-cyst-causing-haemodynamic-instability
#19
Omar Abdulla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617792/evaluating-intimal-hyperplasia-under-clinical-conditions
#20
Ioanna Mylonaki, Elisabeth Allain, Francesco Strano, Eric Allémann, Jean-Marc Corpataux, Paolo Meda, Olivier Jordan, Florence Delie, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Jacques-Antoine Haefliger, François Saucy
OBJECTIVES: Open arterial revascularization using venous segments is frequently associated with the development of intimal hyperplasia (IH), leading to severe restenosis and graft failure. The lack of treatment to prevent this pathology is a major problem. Therefore, we generated a new porcine model, which closely mimics the clinical development of human IH, to test the therapeutic potential of candidate drugs. METHODS: A patch of jugular vein was sutured to the right common carotid artery of pigs, to expose the vein to haemodynamic conditions of the arterial bed...
March 30, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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