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Wang Tian-long - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The hemodynamics and oxygenation severely fluctuated during the off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). This study aimed at investigating whether or not nicardipine combined with esmolol (1:10) can maintain systemic and tissue oxygenation during OPCABG. METHODS: Twenty patients scheduled for OPCABG were divided ramdomly into Group nicardipine (N) and ...
Tulner Sven A F - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies indicate that normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with intermittent antegrade warm blood cardioplegia (IAWBC) may have metabolic and clinical advantages, but limited data exist on its effects on myocardial function. Therefore, we investigated the acute effects of this approach on systolic and diastolic left ventricular function and on ...
Hegde Asmita - - 2005
We compared the effects of continuous intravenous infusions of nicorandil and diltiazem on left ventricular function, haemodynamics and as anti-ischaemic and anti-arrhythmic agents in 50 patients undergoing off pump coronary artery bypass surgery using arterial conduits. The patients were randomized into two equal groups to receive diltiazem or nicorandil. Both ...
Hirota Kazuyoshi - - 2005
PURPOSE: Local epinephrine infiltration often causes beta1-adrenoceptor-mediated tachycardia, hypertension, and arrhythmia. Landiolol, a short acting beta1-adrenoceptor blocker, may represent the most ideal agent to attenuate these adverse effects. In this study, we examined the effects of landiolol on the hemodynamic changes resulting from local infiltration of epinephrine. METHODS: Thirty-six patients ...
Dorresteijn Mirrin J - - 2005
Clinical experience suggests that the administration of fluids in human endotoxemia reduces symptoms. In the present study, the effects of a standardised fluid protocol on symptoms, inflammatory and hemodynamic parameters in human endotoxemia are determined. With approval of the local ethics committee, 16 healthy volunteers received 2 ng/kg of Escherichia ...
Alleyne T - - 2005
In this study, the authors investigated the effect of regular consumption of two tropical food drinks, coconut (Cocos nucifera) water and mauby (Colubrina arborescens), on the control of hypertension. Twenty-eight hypertensive subjects were assigned to four equal groups and their systolic and diastolic blood pressures recorded for two weeks before ...
Türker Handan - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of enalaprilat infusion on hemodynamics and renal function during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: Thirty adults undergoing CPB were randomly allocated into 2 groups. All patients received the same anesthetic protocol and same dopamine infusion protocol (2 mg/kg(-1)/min(-1)) during the study. In ...
Abe Yuichi - - 2004
We investigated the contribution of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) in maintaining the blood pressure and in regulating the cardiac function during and after carvedilol administration in rats with heart failure (group F). Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, percent functional shortening, and rates of intraventricular pressure rise were significantly changed by ...
Matthys J - - 2004
Until now, no information is available about the effect of the presence of a doctor-in-training on a patient's blood pressure. We tested the hypothesis that the presence of a last year medical student might increase the blood pressure of the patient, in addition to the possible pressor response to the ...
Schnoor J - - 2004
BACKGROUND: In contrast to humans, young pigs naturally have a low COPpl (12-16 mmHg versus 22-26 mmHg in young humans). Thus, behavior occurring when volume management is performed similar to human medicine might be different. Potentially underestimated intra- to extravascular fluid and solute shifts could influence time course of variables ...
Polyakova Victoria - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: We studied the role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in fibrosis formation in the transition from hypertrophy to heart failure (HF) as well as the cellular source of MMPs and TIMPs. BACKGROUND: Human pressure-overloaded hearts are characterized by a significant increase in cardiac fibrosis. However, ...
Barnes G S - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Standard therapy for abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is laparotomy and temporary abdominal wall closure with significant morbidity. The component separation technique allows for difficult abdominal closure. We studied a modified extraperitoneal endoscopic separation of parts technique on an animal model of ACS. METHODS: Twelve anesthetized pigs were instrumented for ...
Berdat P A - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Use of additional sources of pulmonary blood flow (APBF) with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis (BDG) and total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) remains controversial. We have therefore assessed the effects of APBF on BDG and TCPC outcome. METHODS: From 1996 to 2000, 106 patients underwent BDG, either isolated (group 1, n = ...
Celik Varol - - 2004
The present study was designed to examine the effect of intra-abdominal pressure level on gastric intramucosal pH using gastric tonometry during pneumoperitoneum. One hundred patients were prospectively randomized into 5 equal groups (N = 20 each). Intra-abdominal pressure levels were 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16 mm Hg in groups ...
Botero Monica - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: A noninvasive continuous cardiac output system (NICO) has been developed recently. NICO uses a ratio of the change in the end-tidal carbon dioxide partial pressure and carbon dioxide elimination in response to a brief period of partial rebreathing to measure CO. The aim of this study was to compare ...
Bedell Eric A - - 2004
In head-injured patients and experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI), important cerebrovascular abnormalities include decreases in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and impairment of cerebral pressure autoregulation. We evaluated CBF and pressure autoregulation after fluid percussion injury (FPI) and hypothermia in rats with the hypothesis that hypothermia would ameliorate changes in posttraumatic ...
Vanden Hoek Terry L - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Surface cooling improves outcome in selected comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Internal cooling with considerable volumes of intravenous cold saline may accelerate hypothermia induction. This study compares core temperatures in swine after central catheter infusions of saline ice slurry (saline with smoothed 100-microm-size ice particles) vs. an equal volume ...
Zullo Fulvio - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the injection of bupivacaine plus epinephrine before laparoscopic myomectomy. METHODS: Sixty premenopausal women with uterine leiomyomata were enrolled in a randomized controlled design and intraoperatively treated with injection of bupivacaine plus epinephrine (group A) or saline solution (group B) during laparoscopic myomectomy. Uterine size ...
Wei Minxin - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Experimental studies have shown that activation of bradykinin B2 receptor is one of the most important triggers of ischemic preconditioning. However, the effect of exogenous administration of bradykinin in cardiac surgery is not yet known. The present prospective randomized study was designed to investigate the effect of bradykinin pretreatment ...
Lista Gianluca - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cardiorespiratory changes in hypothermic asphyxiated ventilated infants compared with controls. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart analysis with historical controls. Cardiorespiratory status of 10 asphyxiated newborns in hypothermia (H) (32 degrees-34 degrees C) (H group) was compared with that one of 11 asphyxiated newborns [control group, (C group)]. RESULTS: ...
Lee Jeong Min - - 2005
The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with the open-perfused electrode and cooled-wet electrode. Bipolar RF was applied for 20 min to the ex vivo bovine liver using either the Berchtold system with two 16-gauge open-perfused electrodes (group A, n=15) or the ...
Kwak Y L - - 2004
We compared the haemodynamic effects of nicardipine and sodium nitroprusside after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. When post-surgery systolic blood pressure reached > 150 mmHg, patients were randomly given nicardipine (N group, n = 26) or sodium nitroprusside (S group, n = 21). The drugs were infused at a rate ...
Ishida Michiko - - 2004
BACKGROUND: To safely implant cells into the myocardium, we must establish a volume that prevents compromising cardiac performance. We studied pressure-volume (PV) to investigate the adverse effects of direct cell implantation in the acute phase. METHODS: We used 21 minipigs. In the normal heart model, we studied PV by measuring ...
Kim Ki Nam - - 2004
PURPOSE: Although the blood-testis barrier (BTB) is beneficial physiologically, it acts as an obstacle to chemotherapy. We wished to determine whether a triolein emulsion could alter the permeability of the BTB in cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An emulsion of 0.05-mL triolein in 20 mL of saline was infused into the ...
van den Berg Anton A - - 2004
PURPOSE: After peribulbar block analgesia (PBA) instituted in the preoperative anesthetic room, patients are often anxious, developing increased heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) upon their arrival to the operating room and during subsequent surgery. The efficacy of premedication in attenuating these stress responses has not been examined. A ...
Doguet Fabien - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric ischemia and acidosis leading to intestinal ischemia has been observed during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) despite normal flow in the mesenteric vessels. The aim of this study was to assess mesenteric endothelium-dependent reactivity and vasoconstrictor responses of small mesenteric arteries in a rat model of CPB without aortic cross-clamping. ...
Selmi André L - - 2004
The cardiovascular, respiratory, and anesthetic effects of medetomidine-ketamine (20 microg/kg bodyweight [BW] and 10 mg/kg BW) (MK group) or dexmedetomidine-ketamine (10 microg/kg BW and 10 mg/kg BW) (DK group) were studied in golden-headed lion tamarins. Heart rate decreased after administration of both combinations; this reduction was statistically greater in the ...
Us M H - - 2004
We induced ischaemia in the left anterior descending artery of 16 dogs while the heart was beating, followed by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), aortic cross clamping and blood cardioplegia. Half of the dogs received integrated blood cardioplegia and sudden uncontrolled reperfusion (group A) while the others received the same cardioplegia followed ...
Cakir Omer - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the use of N-acetylcysteine would ameliorate the lung reperfusion injury observed after deep hypothermia and total circulatory arrest (DHTSA). METHODS: Experiments were carried out on 12 adult mongrel dogs of either sex weighing 25 to 30 kg. The animals were randomly divided into two groups of ...
Oğuş N T - - 2004
We investigated the effects of pressure, temperature and additives on aortic root reperfusion success. Cardiopulmonary bypass and heart arrest were initiated in mongrel dogs and sudden uncontrolled normothermic (group 1), pressure controlled substrate enriched normothermic (group 2a), pressure controlled unmodified normothermic (group 2b) and pressure controlled unmodified tepid (group 3) ...
Arai Y-C P - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Prolonged and excessive inflation of pneumatic tourniquets leads to a hyperdynamic circulatory response. Sympathomimetic activity is an important factor in tourniquet-induced hypertension. Stellate ganglion block specifically blunts sympathetic efferent nerves and prevents hypertension induced by sympathomimetic stimulation. The present study was performed to investigate the effects of stellate ganglion ...
Pan Ju-Pin - - 2004
BACKGROUND: High plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines play an important role in the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure (CHF). Therefore, we conducted a case-control study to determine the correlations between plasma levels of cytokines, i.e., tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin (IL)-6, and the severity and mortality in patients with ...
Fujii Masahiro - - 2004
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that intermittent cross clamping with fibrillation affords myocardial protection equivalent to cardioplegic arrest. In this study, we examined whether cariporide (Aventis Pharma, Frankfurt, Germany), a specific sodium-hydrogen exchanger inhibitor, enhanced the protective effect of intermittent cross-clamp fibrillation (ICCF). METHODS: Isolated rat hearts were Langendorff-perfused (20 mins) ...
Steensrud Tor - - 2004
BACKGROUND: To determine whether the adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener nicorandil, instead of potassium in cold crystalloid cardioplegia, may enhance cardioprotection, crystalloid cardioplegia with nicorandil, magnesium, and procaine was compared with standard crystalloid cardioplegia in terms of left ventricular performance and efficiency. METHODS: Sixteen pigs were randomly assigned to receive ...
Khazin Vadim - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of milrinone combined with nitric oxide (NO) on the pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), for repair of congenital heart defects (CHD) in children. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind study. SETTING: University affiliated community hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety children with pulmonary hypertension and repair of ...
Ege Turan - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the importance of pulmonary artery perfusion in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective randomized study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in whom the cross-clamp was applied only to the aorta were defined as group 1 (n = 11) and patients in whom the cross-clamp ...
Manecke Gerard R GR - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To determine the femoral-to-radial arterial pressure gradient, as well as the factors associated with them, in patients receiving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with profound hypothermia and circulatory arrest. DESIGN: Retrospective automated hemodynamic record review. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN ...
Dodam John R - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To determine if chronic selegiline HCl administration affects the cardiopulmonary response to medetomidine, oxymorphone, or butorphanol in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomized experimental study. ANIMALS: Twenty-eight adult, random source, hound dogs weighing 21-33 kg. METHODS: Dogs were assigned to the following treatment groups: selegiline + medetomidine (MED; n = ...
Hubble Christopher L - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) has a lung-protective effect when it is delivered during the ischemic phase of neonatal cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Surgical research laboratory in a university hospital. SUBJECTS: Thirty-five neonatal swine. INTERVENTIONS: One-week-old swine (2.1-3.4 kg) were exposed to ...
Wei Bo - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of pulmonary perfusion with hypothermic protective solution on lung function after cardiopulmonary bypass in corrections of Tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive children with Tetralogy of Fallot were randomly divided into a control group (n = 30) and ...
Rosenthal David N - - 2004
BACKGROUND: There has been a continued search for alternative diagnostic techniques that do not necessitate endomyocardial biopsy for diagnosing rejection in cardiac transplant recipients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of echocardiography and hemodynamic catheterization data compared with endomyocardial biopsy results, in rejection surveillance for the ...
Ngan Kee Warwick D - - 2004
In a randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial, we investigated the prophylactic infusion of IV phenylephrine for the prevention of hypotension during spinal anesthesia for cesarean delivery. Immediately after intrathecal injection, phenylephrine was infused at 100 microg/min (n = 26) for 3 min. From that point until delivery, phenylephrine was infused at ...
Protogerou V - - 2004
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) on blood pressure with the use of 24-hour ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring (ABPM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied three groups of patients. Group I consisted of 60 patients with kidney stones treated with SWL. Group II was formed by 30 patients with ...
Farstad M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with capillary fluid leakage, resulting in edema and occasionally organ dysfunction. Systemic inflammatory activation is considered responsible. In some studies methylprednisolone has reduced the weight gain during cardiopulmonary bypass. Vitamin C and alpha-trinositol have been demonstrated to reduce the microvascular fluid and protein leakage ...
Guo Hangyuan - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in very old patients (> or = 80 years) with neuro-hormonal factors and ventricular arrhythmias. METHODS: Heart rate variation, plasma renin (Ren), angiotensin-II (AT-II), aldosterone (Ald), insulin (Ins), Holter and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring were measured in 60 cases ...
Rossi Marco - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass provokes a systemic inflammatory reaction that, in 1% to 2% of all cases, leads to multiorgan disfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of the intestine in the pathogenesis and development of this reaction. METHODS: Eleven selected patients scheduled for elective coronary ...
Ege T - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Protamine has adverse effects on pulmonary gas exchange during the postoperative period. The objective of this study was to investigate the importance of aprotinin and pentoxifylline in preventing the leukocyte sequestration and lung injury caused by protamine administered after the termination of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS: Participants (n = ...
Steiner Ilka M - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To test whether norepinephrine (NOR) affects tissue microcirculation and impairs plasma-to-tissue equilibration of antimicrobial agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight healthy male volunteers were enrolled to an analyst-blinded, randomized, two-period two-sequence crossover study. A single intravenous dose of 2 g of cefpirome was administered simultaneously with starting a continuous infusion ...
Dubois J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: A newly developed neonatal and infant oxygenator with a nonheparin biocompatible polymer coating, low priming volume (43 mL), high oxygen transfer, wide operating range (<1.5 L/min) and low pressure drop represents a promising solution for cardiac surgery in neonates and infants. We compared the new CAPIOX Baby RX, Terumo ...
Kalinowski Marc - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Efficient local gene or drug therapy requires optimized application modalities to avoid vessel damage, which might lead to increased neointimal hyperplasia. Aim of the study was to evaluate different application parameters for local delivery using the channeled balloon catheter in order to minimize vessel trauma induced by local application. ...
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