Effect of electroacupuncture on porcine cardiac excitability induced by left stellate ganglion stimulation
Augmentation of cardiac sympathetic tone has been shown to induce ventricular arrhythmias. Acupuncture has been clinically used to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and atrial arrhythmias. However, the effects of acupuncture on ventricular electrophysiology and autonomic tone remain unknown. We hypothesized that acupuncture attenuates cardiac excitability and corrects the imbalance of autonomic tone during sympathetic hyperactivity. Fourteen Yorkshire pigs were randomized to electroacupuncture (EA, 2 Hz, 0.3–0.5 mA, 0.5 ms duration) or control (without EA) groups.
CONCLUSIONS: . Excess weight, abdominal obesity, and high cholesterol were the most prevalent risk factors in women. The metabolic syndrome component with the highest prevalence in community kitchen users in a district of Lima is abdominal obesity. PMID: 29924275 [PubMed - in process]
Overall, the current study found, psychiatric disorders shared many of the same underlying genetic factors. Some of the greatest genetic overlap was seen among major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Authors: Jongjirasiri S, Waeosak P, Laothamatas J, Sritara C, Saengruang-Orn S Abstract Objective: To determine effects of obesity and gender on left ventricular mass in normotensive and hypertensive Thai patients using 320-slice cardiac computed tomography (CT). Material and Method: Left ventricular mass (LVM) obtained from 320-slice coronary CT angiogram was compared in 597 normotensive subjects (175 men [65 obese] and 422 women [133 obese], aged 55±7 years) and 483 hypertensive patients (180 men [104 obese] and 303 women [170 obese], aged 60±7 years). Obesity in Asian population was defined by ...
Conclusion: Preschool behavioral and emotional problems in Thailand are common. Parents often reported more behavioral problems than emotional ones. Identification of risk factors can imply effective early interventions. PMID: 29916624 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The mixed-type LMN patients had a higher blood pressure, higher BUN and positive LE cell than those of the pure-type LMN patients. Hypertension at initial presentation can be a predictor of proliferative lesion in renal pathology. However, a proliferative lesion accompanied with LMN does not affect renal outcomes. With similar renal outcomes, the immunosuppressive with low adverse effects may be considered as a preferable treatment. PMID: 29916235 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Pothirat C, Pothirat T, Liwsrisakun C, Bumroongkit C, Deesomchok A, Theerakittikul T, Limsukon A Abstract Objective: The present study intended to determine the risk factors of severe exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients even though managed by pulmonologists on a regular basis. Material and Method: A retrospective case-controlled study was conducted at the chest clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital from 1st August 2009 to 31st July 2010. The clinical relevant data for acute exacerbation (age, sex, co-morbidity, severity of COPD, COPD medication, annual influenza vaccinat...
Conclusion: The ADHD clinical outcome checklist with 13 items has shown good validity and fair reliability. It can be a useful tool for ADHD treatment outcome assessment in clinical setting. PMID: 29911841 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Applying developed PPH risk score is a practical way to identify patients who are at high-risk for developing PPH for an early detection, treatment, and transfer. PMID: 29911829 [PubMed - in process]
Johnson &Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) opened its latest life science incubator in New York City, the healthcare giant said today. The 30,000-square-foot JLabs @ NYC is a collaboration between Johnson &Johnson Innovation, New York State and the New York Genome Center. Sited at the genome center in SoHo, the incubator is home to 26 startups and has room for four more, New Brunswick, N.J.-based J&J said. “Johnson &Johnson has deep entrepreneurial roots in New York and we are pleased to see our unique JLabs model applied in this rich ecosystem to foster the creation of new healthcare innovations that have the pote...
Conclusions: These data suggest that in differentiated proximal tubules energetic hyperactivity is promoted concurrently with organ fibrogenesis.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;47:1338 –1351