Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias.
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We report the first case on the use of EVLP followed by separate transplantation in two different centres. The local organ procurement organization proposed the lungs of a 53-year-old non-smoker donor who died for cerebral haemorrhage. P/F ratio was 294 after lung recruitment manoeuvres. Oto score was 10. Two centres accepted the grafts for two single transplantations under the condition of EVLP evaluation. After usual retrieval, the bi-pulmonary block was transferred to Centre 1 and EVLP was run as previously described. At the end of the procedure the two lungs were evaluated separately and both judged suitable for transp...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeComorbidities associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect quality of life and increase mortality. Asthma –COPD overlap (ACO) may express a different profile of comorbidities compared to COPD alone. It is unclear how recent changes in GOLD recommendations affect the profile of comorbidities in COPD and ACO.MethodsEight hundred and thirty-four patients with COPD were recruited from 67 Hungarian secondary care outpatient clinics, 469 of them had ACO. Comorbidities were defined by respiratory specialists based on medical history, patient report, and medications. COPD grades were def...
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
In this study we test the hypothesis that an opposite scenario might be plausible in which IP3 ICR is part of an ECC protecting mechanism, resulting in a Ca2+ -dependent anti-arrhythmogenic response on the cellular scale. IP3 R2 activation was triggered via endothelin-1 or IP3 -salt application in single ventricular myocytes from a cardiac-specific IP3 R type 2 overexpressing mouse model. Upon IP3 R2 overexpression, IP3 R activation reduced Ca2+ -wave occurrence (46% vs. 21.72%; P
Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
AbstractCatheter ablation evolved from the early days of cardiac electrophysiology (EP), in which invasive electrophysiological studies were mainly a tool to find the correct diagnosis and to evaluate the most effective anti-arrhythmic drug for the patient. Today, catheter ablation is the most effective treatment option for patients suffering from supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias. The understanding of cardiac arrhythmias and treatment strategies improved because of physicians and scientists from all over the world. The work of German cardiologists led to new achievements in the field of cardiac EP and catheter ...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We describe the historically proposed mechanisms behind which electrode is responsible for the MAP recording, new catheters for recording these signals, and how Visible Heart methodologies can be utilized to develop and test new technologies for electrophysiologic investigations. Expert Opinion: When compared to traditional electrogram recordings, MAP waveforms provide clinical information vital to the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. New catheters and ablation technologies are routinely being assessed on reanimated large mammalian hearts (swine and human) in our laboratory. These abilities, ...
Source: Expert Review of Medical Devices - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Expert Rev Med Devices Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Volume 26, Issue 2Author(s): Wei Xiang, Tong-Chuan Suo, Hua Yu, An-Ping Li, Shou-Qing Zhang, Chun-Hua Wang, Yan Zhu, Zheng LiAbstractDue to its chemical complexity, proper quality control for a Chinese medical preparation (CMP) has been a great challenge. Choosing the appropriate quality markers (Q-markers) for quality control of CMP is an important work. Best of all, the chosen Q-markers are the main chemical compounds from the herbals as well as the active constituents of this CMP. Only in this way the established quality control system can really ach...
Source: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 1Author(s): Ewelina Michniewicz, Elżbieta Mlodawska, Paulina Lopatowska, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Jolanta MalyszkoAbstractCoronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease while atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Both diseases share associated risk factors – hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity and smoking. Moreover, inflammation plays a causative role in both diseases. The prevalence of CAD in patients with AF is from 17% to 46.5% while the prevalence of AF among pati...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018Source: The Egyptian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Volume 6, Issue 1Author(s): Yasser Mohammed Hassanain ElsayedAbstractQuadrigeminy means a cardiac arrhythmia in which every fourth beat is a premature ventricular contraction (extrasystole) or three sinus beats between extrasystoles. Premature ventricular contractions is one of the manifestations of sympathetic over activity due to anxiety. However, anxiety might induce electrocardiographic (ECG) changes in normal person with normal heart, as in this documented case. Patient re-assurance is a therapeutic option, without need for any other p...
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Critical Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
er JL Abstract The work aims at developing a new image-processing method to improve the guidance of transesophageal HIFU atrial fibrillation therapy. Our proposal is a novel registration approach that aligns intraoperative 2D ultrasound with preoperative 3D-CT information. This approach takes advantage of the anatomical constraints imposed at the transesophageal HIFU probe to simplify the registration process. Our proposed method has been evaluated on a physical phantom and on real clinical data. . PMID: 29992909 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Phys Med Biol Source Type: research
Abstract Cadmium, a highly ubiquitous toxic heavy metal, has been widely recognized as an environmental and industrial pollutant, which confers serious threats to human health. The molecular mechanisms of the cadmium-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC) have not been studied in human cardiomyocytes at the cellular level. Here we showed that human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs) can recapitulate the CIC at the cellular level. The cadmium-treated hPSC-CMs exhibited cellular phenotype including reduced cell viability, increased apoptosis, cardiac sarcomeric disorganization, elevated reactive oxygen sp...
Source: J Cell Mol Med - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: J Cell Mol Med Source Type: research
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