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Sumiyoshi Masataka - - 2005
BACKGROUND: A genetic correlation between Brugada syndrome (BS) and sinus node dysfunction (SND) has been proposed, although the clinical and electrophysiologic characteristics of this concomitant condition are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study comprised 5 patients with symptomatic BS (4 with spontaneous episodes of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and 1 with ...
Martinsen Brad J - - 2005
Cardiac progenitors of the splanchnic mesoderm (primary and secondary heart field), cardiac neural crest, and the proepicardium are the major embryonic contributors to chick heart development. Their contribution to cardiac development occurs with precise timing and regulation during such processes as primary heart tube fusion, cardiac looping and accretion, cardiac ...
Evdoridis Constantinos - - 2005
A 87-year-old woman was hospitalised because of a third-degree atrioventricular block. After the insertion of a temporary pacemaker lead through the left subclavian vein, she developed an ipsilateral pneumothorax. Although there were clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade after chest tube placement for pneumothorax, a second echocardiogram performed after ...
Brodie Eric E - - 2005
Visual line bisection was investigated in 26 sinistral and 24 dextral subjects as a function of hemispace, hand and scan direction. An ANOVA revealed significant main effects for hand preference, due to the mean bisection errors of dextral subjects being significantly leftward of those of sinistral subjects; for hand, due ...
Brown K J - - 2005
High-resolution analyses of a late Holocene core from Kettle Lake in North Dakota reveal coeval fluctuations in loss-on-ignition carbonate content, percentage of grass pollen, and charcoal flux. These oscillations are indicative of climate-fuel-fire cycles that have prevailed on the Northern Great Plains (NGP) for most of the late Holocene. High ...
Fabijanić Damir - - 2005
In a 62-year-old man with permanent atrial fibrillation and recurrent stroke, a large right atrial thrombus attached to a permanent pacemaker lead was incidentally identified by transesophageal echocardiography. Surgical treatment, recommended because of the large dimensions of the mass, was refused by the patient, and thrombus was successfully dissolved by ...
Guenoun Maxime - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Patients in permanent atrial fibrillation treated for heart failure and ventricular asynchrony can be implanted with conventional dual chamber pacemakers (DDD) pacemakers used in the biventricular mode. The left ventricular lead is connected to the atrial channel. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a patient who developed ventriculo-ventricular ...
Balashov V P - - 2005
Complex electrophysiological study of the effects of quaternidine carried out on intact hearts from cats, myocardial fragments from rats, and single ionic channels of large edible snail showed that quaternidine demonstrates properties of class 1B antiarrhythmic drug according to Vaughan-Williams nomenclature. This agent did not suppress nomotopic pacemaker automaticity, did ...
Sweeney Michael O - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Prolonged QRS duration (QRSd) is an important prognostic indicator for death and heart failure hospitalization in patients with systolic heart failure. The relationship of baseline QRSd to death and heart failure hospitalization in patients with sinus node dysfunction who require pacemaker therapy is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Baseline QRSd ...
Namavar-Jahromi Bahia - - 2005
Although the occurrence of pure gonadal dysgenesis PGD is usually sporadic and nonfamilial, here we present 3 sisters with 46, XX PGD, who are born from a first cousin marriage. Review of their family pedigree is compatible with autosomal recessive inheritance. Surprisingly, 2 of these sisters developed ovarian tumors. Both ...
Kaspera Rüdiger - - 2005
Selective transformations of limonene by asco- and basidiomycetes were investigated. On the shake flask scale, Penicillium citrinum hydrated R-(+)-limonene to a-terpineol [83% regioselectivity (rs), more than 80 mg l(-1) product yield], and Gongronella butleri catalysed the terminal oxidation to yield perillyl alcohol (60% rs, 16 mg l(-1)). On the laboratory ...
Kaushik Prashant - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS), a variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) necessitating the placement of a permanent cardiac pacemaker in a patient on tacrolimus after a cadaveric orthotopic liver transplantation. CASE SUMMARY: A 46-year-old African American male, who had been receiving tacrolimus 4 mg/day orally ...
Gregoratos Gabriel - - 2005
Each year, pacemaker therapy is prescribed to approximately 900,000 persons worldwide. Current pacemaker devices treat bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias and, in some cases, are combined with implantable defibrillators. In older patients, devices that maintain synchrony between atria and ventricles are preferred because they maintain the increased contribution of atrial contraction to ...
Bartsch C - - 2005
AIM: The hypothesis was that there is more undetected dysfunction of implanted pacemaker systems than that detected and corrected. This prompted a research project (sponsored by the German Research Foundation) to detect pacemaker abnormalities and evaluate their complications for patients, thus, proving or disproving the hypothesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four ...
Trehan Vijay - - 2005
Right ventricular perforation secondary to temporary pacemaker lead, resulting in cardiac tamponade, is a rare but life-threatening complication. Surgery is usually the definitive management described for such cases. We describe successful sealing of such a perforation by percutaneous instillation of cyanoacrylate glue, through a guiding catheter in the pericardial sac ...
Brignole Michele - - 2005
"Neurally-mediated (reflex) syncope" refers to a reflex response that, when triggered, gives rise to vasodilation and/or bradycardia; however, the contribution of each of these two factors to systemic hypotension and cerebral hypoperfusion may differ considerably. The initial evaluation may lead to a certain diagnosis in the case of classical vasovagal ...
Husted T L - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Left laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) is preferred over right LDN due to technical ease. The purpose of this study was to compare results between right and left LDN and thereby determine whether substantial experience with right LDN can provide results equivalent to left LDN. METHODS: All LDN from 2000 ...
Singh Gagandeep - - 2005
We describe a patient in whom the only electrographic manifestation of a complex partial seizure recorded by video-EEG telemetry was periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) with a left anterior temporal emphasis. The abnormality, which persisted throughout the whole recorded seizure, lends support to the claim that PLEDs can be an ...
Holden Arun V - - 2005
Static magnetic fields induce flow potentials in arterial flows in and around the heart, that have been detected as distortions in the ECG. The resultant currents flowing through the myocardium could alter the rate or rhythm of the heart. No such changes have been seen in animal experiments, or with ...
Poland Dennis C W - - 2005
Alpha1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) is a major acute-phase protein present in human plasma as well as in polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN). In this report, we show that PMN synthesize a specific glycoform of AGP, which is stored in the specific and azurophilic granules. Activation of PMN results in the rapid release of ...
Jerger Kristin K - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To discriminate seizures from interictal dynamics based on multivariate synchrony measures, and to identify dynamics of a pre-seizure state. METHODS: A linear discriminator was constructed from two different measures of synchronization: cross-correlation and phase synchronization. We applied this discriminator to a sequence of seizures recorded from the intracranial EEG ...
Kasravi Babak - - 2005
As the number of coronary sinus (CS) lead implantations for cardiac resynchronization therapy increases so will the need for extraction of these leads. The safety of extraction of leads from the branches of the CS has not been reported. We reviewed our database of patients undergoing pacemaker lead extraction from ...
De Martino Giuseppe - - 2005
AIM: Biventricular implantation procedures require contrast venography of the coronary sinus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of contrast venography obtained by direct manual contrast injection into the guiding catheter, compared with venography obtained after occlusion of the coronary sinus by a Swan-Ganz catheter. ...
Turan Ilker - - 2005
A 48-year-old man was referred for the evaluation of dysphagia and syncope. He suffered from both dysphagia and transient loss of consciousness when eating solid food, especially bread. An upper gastrointestinal barium examination and esophageal manometry suggested achalasia. Ambulatory ECG revealed marked sinus bradycardia when experiencing a syncopal episode following ...
Toyoizumi Ryuji - - 2005
In Xenopus, multiple nodal-related genes are expressed in the organizer region. Among them, only Xenopus nodal related-1 (Xnr-1) is expressed unilaterally in the left lateral plate mesoderm (LPM) at late neurula-early tailbud stage. To elucidate the essential role of Xnr-1 for left-right specification, loss of function experiments using antisense morpholino ...
Lehmann Günter - - 2004
The case of a 17-year-old female who had been implanted a dual-chamber DDD pacemaker because of third-degree atrioventricular block is reported. There is a history of continued dizziness and even occasional syncopes. At heart rates of 111/min to 124/min, 24-h Holter electrocardiography revealed isolated missing ventricular beats in an otherwise ...
Digiacomo Paul M - - 2004
Stormwater runoff plumes, municipal wastewater plumes, and natural hydrocarbon seeps are important pollution hazards for the heavily populated Southern California Bight (SCB). Due to their small size, dynamic and episodic nature, these hazards are difficult to sample adequately using traditional in situ oceanographic methods. Complex coastal circulation and persistent cloud ...
Lau Ernest W - - 2004
A patient underwent cardiac surgery (including a biatrial maze procedure) for congenital heart disease and paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. Previously, a dual-chamber pacemaker was inserted for bradycardia. Postoperative ECG showed a narrow complex rhythm interspersed with pacing stimuli that appeared premature and unable to capture. The phenomenon was due to isorhythmic ...
Carvalho Karen S KS Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 550 University Boulevard, UH 1711, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5250, USA. - - 2004
The association between temporal lobe seizures and cardiac arrhythmias has been anecdotally reported in the literature. Ictal bradycardia and cardiac asystole are rare, and maybe underestimated. The physiological mechanism is poorly understood. We report a patient with left temporal lobe seizures who developed ictal bradycardia and cardiac asystole during a ...
Grandi Paola - - 2004
A long-term spectral variability study of 3C 273 on data obtained by BeppoSAX allows us to decouple the beamed nonthermal (jet) and unbeamed thermal (accretion flow) radiation produced in the inner region of a radio-loud active galactic nucleus. Jet power, when compared with unbeamed radiation, increases with energy. The thermal ...
Bargout Raed - - 2004
Sarcoidosis is a rare granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ. Cardiac involvement, although uncommon, has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and is potentially fatal. Although there is no agreement upon a strategy for the diagnosis (which is difficult to make based on clinical information alone), ...
Gilkeson Robert C - - 2004
The objective of our study was to describe cardiac applications for digital radiography with dual-energy subtraction. Dual-energy subtraction digital radiography offers potentially important new information in the assessment of coronary artery disease.
Naija Walid - - 2004
Differences in the composition of ventricular and lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) based on single pairs of samples have previously been described. We describe a patient that developed post-surgical recurrent meningitis monitored by daily biochemical and bacteriological CSF analysis, simultaneously withdrawn from lumbar space and ventricles. A 20-year-old Caucasian man was ...
Grimaldi S - - 2004
In this study, we show the effect of a 1-mT magnetic field AC at 50 Hz on Xenopus laevis tadpole populations. In the course of a 65-day exposure to the field, tadpole survival showed a small, but significant, decrease (p < 0.0004), together with a striking parallel 6-day shift in ...
Eidelman Rachel S - - 2004
A patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and recurrent admissions for heart failure presented 3 days after implantation of a biventricular pacemaker to the emergency department. Due to significant bradycardia, he was initially diagnosed with pacemaker malfunction. Subsequent interrogation of the device revealed a normally functioning biventricular pacemaker. After treating his underlying ...
Galtes Israel - - 2004
The vast majority of pacemakers implanted in the United States for the treatment of symptomatic bradycardia are dual-chamber systems with a complex array of functions, such as rate responsiveness, dynamic atrioventricular delay, and automatic mode switching. Basic hemodynamic studies have convincingly demonstrated the superiority of maintaining atrioventricular synchrony. However, clinical ...
Kranidis Athanasios I - - 2004
This article reports on practical problems and possible solutions that may occur in case of upgrading a dual-chamber pacemaker by implanting a second left ventricular ventricular pacing, ventricular sensing, ventricular triggering (VVT) pacemaker. This therapeutic strategy was considered appropriate in the case of a 73-year-old patient with severe heart failure, ...
Jorgensen M G - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To determine the ability of a 10% doxycycline hyclate controlled-release polymer (Atridox) to suppress periodontopathic bacteria when placed subgingivally following scaling and root planing (Sc/Rp). METHODS: Eight males and seven females, mean age 48 years, with moderate to advanced periodontitis participated in the study. In each patient, bilateral periodontal ...
Meijer Andréas - - 2004
The novel promoter system IX/AgOTf (X = Cl or Br) has been evaluated in the synthesis of two bislactam analogues of GD3. We have carried out two high-yielding galactosylations in 97% and 98% yield, respectively, using ICl/AgOTf, and four sialylations in 93%, 59%, 40%, and 44% yield, using IBr/AgOTf. The ...
Yamagishi Hiroshi - - 2004
Developmental changes in dopamine modulation of the heart were examined in the isopod crustacean Ligia exotica. The Ligia cardiac pacemaker is transferred from the myocardium to the cardiac ganglion during juvenile development and the heartbeat changes from myogenic to neurogenic. In the myogenic heart of early juveniles, dopamine affected the ...
Dalen Love - - 2004
Interference competition can force inferior competitors to change their distribution patterns. It is, however, possible that the dominant competitor poses a higher threat during certain times of the year, for example during reproduction. In such cases, the inferior competitor is expected to change its distribution accordingly. We used a molecular ...
Ceri N - - 2004
This cadaveric study used 200 scaphoid bones (100 left and 100 right) to assess 24 morphological and 11 morphometric parameters. At least one morphometric feature was absent in all scaphoids, though the tubercle and the dorsal sulcus were present in all instances. There were significant differences in the circumferences of ...
Vytopil M - - 2004
The X-linked Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (X-EDMD) is a hereditary muscle disorder associated with cardiac involvement. Sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular conduction defects, typical of X-EDMD, occur in both males and females and may result in sudden cardiac death unless treated by permanent pacing. The objective of the study was to ...
Burney K - - 2004
Cardiac pacing is a proven and effective treatment in the management of many cardiac arrhythmias. Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) are beneficial for certain patient groups with a history of serious, recurrent ventricular dysrhythmias, with a high risk of sudden cardiac death. Pacemaker devices take many forms and are highly visible ...
Róka Attila - - 2004
This report describes a patient with drug refractory severe chronic ischemic heart failure, atrial fibrillation with bradycardia, and left bundle branch block who had a failed implantation of a biventricular pacemaker because of a high left ventricular pacing threshold. VVI pacemaker implantation had not improved the patient's condition. MRI-guided biventricular ...
Hekmat K - - 2004
AIMS: The aim of this study was to test pacemakers with feedthru filters for interference with a digital cellular telephone. METHODS: The study comprised 100 patients having their first pacemaker implantation between January 2001 and May 2003. A GSM-standard cellular phone was tested in the standby, dialing and operating mode ...
Ermis Cengiz - - 2004
An electrocardiographic recording obtained during diagnostic evaluation of recurrent transient loss of consciousness in a 53-year-old man is presented. Carotid sinus massage (CSM), having elicited a ventricular asystole of >5s duration was deemed to have provided a possible diagnostic basis for syncope. However, apart from the pause and somewhat unexpectedly, ...
Timothy Pamela Reiswig - - 2004
Temporary cardiac pacing provides electrical stimulation to a heart compromised by disturbances in the conduction system causing hemodynamic instability. The use of a temporary pacemaker to treat a bradydysrhythmia or in some cases, a tachydysryhthmia, is undertaken when the condition is temporary and a permanent pacemaker is not necessary or ...
Driscoll David F - - 2004
PURPOSE: The size distribution of fat globules from previously unopened, unexpired vials of Gensia Sicor's 1% propofol injectable lipid emulsion was studied. METHODS: Fat globules in 20-mL samples from 50- and 100-mL vials of Gensia Sicor's 1% propofol emulsion containing 0.025% sodium metabisulfite were measured and counted by a laser-based, ...
Dennis Malcolm J - - 2004
The autointrinsic conduction search (AICS) option, featured on some DDD pacemakers, performs periodic assessments of atrioventricular (AV) conduction capability during a single beat AV delay extension. Demonstration of ventricular conduction during the prolonged AV delay, permits ongoing AV delay extension if the patient's intrinsic conduction is preferred to ventricular pacing. ...
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