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Int. braz. j. urol ; 48(6): 937-943, Nov.-Dec. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1405167

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ABSTRACT Introduction: Upper airway obstruction (UAO) is a common condition in all pediatric population, with a 27% prevalence. Primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) is a condition related to UAO in 8% to 47% of these children. The specific pathophysiological mechanism of this bond is not well understood. Some authors suggest a connection between brain natrituretic peptide (BNP) and anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) during sleep. The aim of this study was to evaluate hormone profile (ADH and BNP) and improvement in dry nights in a sample of children before and after surgical treatment of the UAO. Methods: This is a longitudinal prospective interventionist study in children, 5 to 14 years of age, with UAO and PMNE recruited in a specialty outpatient clinic. Children presenting UAO and PMNE were evaluated with a 30-day dry night diary and blood samples were collected to evaluate ADH and BNP before and after upper airway surgery. Data were analyzed prior to surgery and 90-120 days after surgery. Results: Twenty-one children with a mean age of 9.7 years were included. Mean BNP before surgery was 116.5 ± 126.5 pg/mL and 156.2 ± 112.3 pg/mL after surgery (p<0.01). Mean ADH was 5.8 ± 3.2 pg/mL and 14.6 ± 35.4 before and after surgery, respectively (p=0.26). The percentage of dry nights went from 32.3 ± 24.7 before surgery to 75.4 ± 33.4 after surgery (p<0.01). Conclusion: Surgery for airway obstruction contributed to an increase in BNP without increasing ADH. A total of 85.8% of the children presented partial or complete improvement of their enuresis.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-931712

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Objective:To investigate myocardial fibrosis-related factors in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.Methods:Ninety-six patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who received treatment in Zhoushan Hospital between January 2019 and January 2021 were included in this study. General data of all patients were collected. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging was performed in all patients. Percentage of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) was calculated. These patients were divided into positive and negative groups according to whether myocardial fibrosis existed. Related parameters were compared between the two groups. Correlations between related parameters and myocardial fibrosis range were analyzed.Results:Patient age in the positive group was significantly lower than that in the negative group [(42.84 ± 14.38) years vs. (50.71 ± 14.74) years, t = 2.04, P < 0.05]. The percentage of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III/IV heart function, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level, cardiac troponin (cTnI) level, creatine kinase-MB level, and myoglobin level in the positive group were 29.41% (20/68), 2 761.73 (1 505.22, 3 784.62) ng/L, 0.971 (0.447, 1.687) μg/L, (3.25 ± 2.65) μg/L and (66.14 ± 31.17) μg/L, respectively, which were significantly higher than those in the negative group [3.57% (1/68), 862.35 (551.48, 1 094.83) ng/L, 0.146 (0.037, 0.256) μg/L, (0.73 ± 0.22) μg/L, (28.82 ± 2.34) μg/L, t = 12.17, 55.28, 3.17, 5.18, 8.18, all P < 0.05]. Left ventricular ejection fraction and cardiac index in the positive group were (62.31 ± 17.89)% and (2.85 ± 0.71) L·min -1·(m 2) -1, respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the negative group ( t = 2.89, 6.18, both P < 0.05). Left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular maximum wall thickness (LVMWT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in the positive group were (56.32 ± 17.28) mL/m 2, (2.24 ± 0.41) cm, (126.15 ± 12.34) g/m 2, which were significantly higher than those in the negative group ( t = 2.17, 2.75, 13.10, all P < 0.05). In the positive group, 18 patients had moderate and severe hypertrophy, 20 patients had moderate hypertrophy, and 30 patients had mild hypertrophy. There were significant differences in NT-proBNP, cTnI level and (LGE) extent between positive and negative groups ( t = 43.27, 5.28, 11.18, all P < 0.05). NT-proBNP, cTnI level and LGE extent increased with the increase in hypertrophy. Percentage of LGE was negatively correlated with patient age, and it was positively correlated with NT-proBNP, cTnI, LVDSV, LVMWT and LVMI. The differences were statistically significant (all P < 0.05). Conclusion:Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have a relatively high incidence of myocardial fibrosis. The extent of myocardial fibrosis is negatively correlated with patient age and it is positively correlated with NT-proBNP, cTnI, LVDSV, LVMWT and LVMI.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-931571

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Objective:To investigate the efficacy of ticagrelor combined with atorvastatin in the treatment of unstable angina pectoris and its effects on cardiac function, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level, lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) activity, and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc) level in patients with unstable angina pectoris.Methods:A total of 200 patients with unstable angina pectoris who received treatment in the Sahzu International Medical Center from January 2017 to January 2019 were included in this study. These patients were randomly assigned to receive either clopidogrel combined with atorvastatin (control group, n = 100) or ticagrelor combined with atorvastatin (observation group, n = 100) for 1 month. The clinical efficacy,BNP level, Lp-PLA2 activity, HbAlc level, clinical symptom, cardiac function, and adverse reactions were compared between control and observation groups. Results:Effective rate was significantly higher in the observation group than in the control group [95% (95/100) vs. 75% (75/100), χ2 = 15.69, P < 0.001]. After treatment, BNP level and Lp-PLA2 activity in the observation group were (101.21 ± 40.13) ng/L and (105.56 ± 12.56) pg/L, respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the control group [(151.57 ± 37.29) ng/L, (137.52 ± 16.88) pg/L, t = 9.19, 15.19, P < 0.001]. After treatment, the duration and frequency of angina pectoris in the observation group were (1.84 ± 0.49) minutes/time and (1.32 ± 0.21) times/week, respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the control group [(5.23 ± 1.72) minutes/time and (3.58 ± 0.71) times/week, t = 18.95, 30.52, both P < 0.001]. After treatment, the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter and left ventricular end-systolic diameter in the observation group were (33.28 ± 1.21) mm and (47.89 ± 5.61) mm respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the control group [(37.56 ± 2.14) mm, (53.25 ± 5.07) mm, t = 17.41, 7.09, both P < 0.001]. Left ventricular ejection fraction was significantly higher in the observation group than in the control group [(48.59 ± 5.81)% vs. (41.16 ± 5.83)%, t = 9.03, P < 0.001]. The incidence of adverse reactions was significantly higher in the observation group than in the control group [1% (1/100) vs. 12% (12/100), χ2 = 9.96, P = 0.002]. Conclusion:Ticagrelor combined with atorvastatin is highly effective for unstable angina pectoris in coronary heart disease because it greatly decreases BNP level and Lp-PLA2 activity. Therefore, the combined therapy deserves clinical promotion.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-930995

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Objective:To study the influences of different levels of hyperbilirubinemia on the myocardium of newborn rats.Methods:Ninety-six 7-day-old newborn SD rats were selected and randomly assigned into control group (n=32, intraperitoneal injection of normal saline 0.5 ml), test group 1 (n=32, intraperitoneal injection of bilirubin solution 100 mg/kg) and test group 2 (n=32, intraperitoneal injection of bilirubin solution 200 mg/kg). Four time points were set at 0 h, 8 h, 24 h and 48 h. The general conditions of 8 rats from every group at each time point were recorded. The total serum bilirubin (TSB), cardiac troponin I (cTnI),heart fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) were examined. The heart was removed and the pathological changes of the myocardium were observed under microscope. The caspase-3, B-cell lymphoma-2 protein (bcl-2) and bcl-2-associated X protein (bax) were tested. Using SPSS 20.0 statistical software, two-way ANOVA analysis of variance was conducted.Results:The TSB in test group 1 and 2 at 8~48 h were 2.5~4.4 times and 3.5~7.4 times higher than at 0 h [(20.8±3.0~36.5±10.4) μmol/L and (31.9±12.3~67.4±19.0) μmol/L vs. (8.4±2.1) μmol/L and (9.1±2.9) μmol/L]. No significant changes existed in cardiac histopathology at each time point among the three groups. At 48 h, as TSB level increased, the expression of apoptosis-related proteins caspase-3 and bax increased and the expression of bcl-2 decreased. Significant differences existed in the protein levels between any two groups (all P<0.05), except that bcl-2 in test group 1 was similar to control group ( P=0.255). With the prolonged duration of hyperbilirubinemia in test group 2, the expression of caspase-3 and bax increased, while the expression of bcl-2 decreased. Statistically significant differences existed in the protein levels between any two time points (all P<0.05), except that bax in 8 h subgroup was similar to 12 h subgroup ( P=0.820), and bcl-2 in 8 h subgroup was similar to 0 h subgroup ( P=0.064). The cTnI at 8 h, 24 h and 48 h in test group 1 and 2 were all significantly higher than the control group (all P<0.05),however, no significant differences existed between test group 1 and 2 (all P>0.05). H-FABP and BNP showed no significant differences among the three groups at any time point (all P>0.05). Conclusions:Hyperbilirubinemia can induce apoptosis of myocardial cells in newborn rats in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. Hyperbilirubinemia shows no significant effects on cardiac tissue pathology. Hyperbilirubinemia may cause mild injury to myocardium of newborn rats. The injury shows no correlation with TSB level and BNP level was not influenced.

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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 116(6): 1027-1036, Jun. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1278332

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Resumo Fundamento Apesar das evidências crescentes de que o peptídeo natriurético N-terminal pró-cérebro (NT-proBNP) tem um valor prognóstico importante em adultos mais velhos, há dados limitados sobre seu valor preditivo prognóstico. Objetivos O objetivo deste estudo é avaliar o significado clínico do NT-proBNP em pacientes hospitalizados com mais de 80 anos de idade em Pequim, China. Métodos Este estudo prospectivo e observacional foi conduzido em 724 pacientes muito idosos em uma enfermaria geriátrica (idade ≥80 anos, variação, 80-100 anos, média, 86,6±3,0 anos). A análise de regressão linear multivariada foi utilizada para rastrear os fatores independentemente associados ao NT-proBNP, e o modelo de regressão de risco proporcional de Cox foi utilizado para rastrear as associações entre os níveis de NT-proBNP e os principais endpoints . Os principais endpoints avaliados foram mortes por todas as causas e ECAM. Valores de p <0,05 foram considerados estatisticamente significativos. Resultados As taxas de prevalência de doença cardíaca coronariana, hipertensão e diabetes mellitus foram 81,4%, 75,1% e 41,2%, respectivamente. O nível médio de NT-proBNP foi 770±818 pg/mL. Utilizando análises de regressão linear multivariada, foram encontradas correlações entre o NT-proBNP plasmático e índice de massa corporal, fibrilação atrial, taxa de filtração glomerular estimada, diâmetro do átrio esquerdo, fração de ejeção do ventrículo esquerdo, uso de betabloqueador, níveis de hemoglobina, albumina plasmática, triglicérides, creatinina sérica, e nitrogênio uréico no sangue. O risco de morte por todas as causas (HR, 1,63; IC 95%, 1,005-2,642; p = 0,04) e eventos cardiovasculares adversos maiores (ECAM; HR, 1,77; IC 95%, 1,289-3,531; p = 0,04) no grupo com o nível mais alto NT-proBNP foi significativamente maior do que no grupo com NT-proBNP mais baixo, de acordo com os modelos de regressão de Cox após o ajuste para vários fatores. Como esperado, os parâmetros da ecocardiografia ajustaram o valor prognóstico do NT-proBNP no modelo. Conclusões O NT-proBNP foi identificado como um preditor independente de morte por todas as causas e ECAM em pacientes hospitalizados com mais de 80 anos de idade.


Abstract Background Despite growing evidence that N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) has an important prognostic value in older adults, there is limited data on its prognostic predictive value. Objectives The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical significance of NT-proBNP in hospitalized patients older than 80 years of age in Beijing, China. Methods This prospective, observational study was conducted in 724 very elderly patients in a geriatric ward (age ≥80 years, range, 80100 years, mean, 86.6 3.0 years). Multivariate linear regression analysis was used to screen for factors independently associated with NT-proBNP, and the Cox proportional hazard regression model was used to screen for relationships between NT-proBNP levels and major endpoints. The major endpoints assessed were all-cause death and MACEs. P values < 0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results The prevalence rates of coronary heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus were 81.4%, 75.1%, and 41.2%, respectively. The mean NT-proBNP level was 770 ± 818 pg/mL. Using multivariate linear regression analyses, correlations were found between plasma NT-proBNP and body mass index, atrial fibrillation, estimated glomerular filtration rate, left atrial diameter, left ventricular ejection fraction, use of betablocker, levels of hemoglobin, plasma albumin, triglycerides, serum creatinine, and blood urea nitrogen. The risk of all-cause death (HR, 1.63; 95% CI, 1.0052.642; P = 0.04) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE; HR, 1.77; 95% CI, 1.2893.531; P = 0.04) in the group with the highest NT-proBNP level was significantly higher than that in the group with the lowest level, according to Cox regression models after adjusting for multiple factors. As expected, echocardiography parameters adjusted the prognostic value of NT-proBNP in the model. Conclusions NT-proBNP was identified as an independent predictor of all-cause death and MACE in hospitalized patients older than 80 years of age.


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Humans , Aged , Ventricular Function, Left , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain , Peptide Fragments , Prognosis , Stroke Volume , Biomarkers , China , Prospective Studies , Risk Factors , Beijing , Hospitals
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Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. (1992) ; 67(1): 39-44, Jan. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1287789

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SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the correlation of transiently elevated postoperative serum cancer antigen 125 levels and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 181 non-small cell lung cancer patients with normal levels of preoperative serum cancer antigen 125 were statistically summarized in this study. RESULTS: Out of the analyzed patients, 22 (12.2%) showed elevation of serum cancer antigen 125 within one month after surgery. Serum cancer antigen 125 level decreased to normal at three months postoperation. Serum cancer antigen 125 was positively correlated with pro-brain natriuretic peptide in non-small cell lung cancer postoperative patients (p=0.00035). Univariate analysis did not find significant difference in disease progression survival between those who experienced cancer antigen 125 elevation in the early postoperation and those who did not (p=0.646). CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, transient elevation of cancer antigen 125 is associated to pro-brain natriuretic peptide increase after pulmonary surgery in non-small cell lung cancer patients.


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Humans , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/surgery , Lung Neoplasms/surgery , Prognosis , Carcinoembryonic Antigen , Retrospective Studies , CA-125 Antigen
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-909210

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Objective:To investigate the effects of cardiac exercise rehabilitation on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.Methods:200 patients with clinically diagnosed heart failure with preserved ejection fraction who received treatment from May to December 2019 were included in this study. They were randomly assigned to receive either routine treatment (control group, n = 100) or routine treatment combined with cardiac exercise rehabilitation (observation group, n = 100). Before and after treatment, the distance walked during the 6-minute walk test was compared between the control and observation groups. Before and after treatment, plasma level of brain natriuretic peptide, left ventricular ejection fraction, left ventricular short-axis fractional shortening, left atrial diameter, left ventricular end diastolic diameter were compared between the two groups. Adverse events such as falls during treatment were recorded in each group. Before and after treatment, quality of life was evaluated using The Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire in each group. All patients were followed up for 3 months. Three-month rehospitalization rate was calculated in each group. Results:After treatment, the distance walked during the 6-minute walk test in the observation group was significantly longer than that in the control group [(421.63 ± 86.75) m vs. (328.44 ± 74.93) m, t = 8.130, P < 0.001). After treatment, the distance walked during the 6-minute walk test in each group was significantly increased compared with before treatment ( tcontrol group = 6.584, P < 0.001; tobservation group = 15.337, P < 0.001). After treatment, plasma level of brain natriuretic peptide in the observation group was significantly lower than that in the control group [(227.68 ± 31.22) mg/L vs. (269.74 ± 36.81) mg/L, t = 8.714, P < 0.001]. After treatment, plasma level of brain natriuretic peptide in each group was significantly decreased compared with before treatment ( tcontrol group = 24.669, P < 0.001; tobservation group = 38.776, P < 0.001). After treatment, left ventricular end diastolic diameter and left atrial diameter in each group were significantly decreased compared with before treatment ( t = 4.031, 10.166, 3.715 and 12.569, all P < 0.05), while left ventricular ejection fraction and left ventricular short-axis fractional shortening in each group were significantly increased compared with before treatment ( t = 7.610, 11.906, 3.915 and 6.105, all P < 0.05). The amplitude of improvement in abovementioned indices in the observation group was significantly greater than that in the control group ( t = 7.255, 12.739, 4.703 and 2.442, all P < 0.05). During the treatment, no falls, adverse cardiovascular events, or death occurred in each group. After treatment, the Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire scores in physical domain, emotional domain and other domains in the observation group were (23.96 ± 4.75) points, (9.47 ± 2.02) points, (26.31 ± 1.84) points, respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the control group [(28.63 ± 5.12) points, (12.35 ± 1.89) points and (32.76 ± 2.49) points, t = 6.867, 10.411 and 20.833, all P < 0.001]. After treatment, the Minnesota Living With Heart Failure Questionnaire scores in various domains in each group were significantly decreased compared with before treatment ( t = 6.648, 14.746, 28.782, 35.262, 9.665 and 27.962, all P < 0.05). Three-month rehospitalization rate in the observation group was significantly lower than that in the control group [10.0% (10/100) vs. 22.0% (22/100), χ2 = 5.357, P = 0.021]. Conclusion:Cardiac exercise rehabilitation for the treatment of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction can help improve the heart function, increase exercise endurance, improve prognosis, reduce rehospitalization rate, and improve quality of life.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-909206

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Objective:To investigate the application value of combined detection of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) and thromboxane B 2 (TXB 2) in the prediction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Methods:The clinical data of 136 patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction who received treatment in Jinhua Municipal Central Hospital, China between February 2018 and September 2019 were retrospectively analyzed. These patients were assigned to MACE group ( n = 33) and no MACE group ( n = 103) according to whether MACE occurred. The basic data was compared between the two groups. Serum levels of HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 prior to PCI were analyzed. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was plotted to investigate the application value of combined detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels in the prediction of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction after PCI. Results:At 6 months after PCI, MACE occurred in 33 out of 136 patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction, with the incidence of 24.26%. There were no significant differences in age, sex and accompanied diseases between MACE and no MACE groups (all P > 0.05). Serum HIF-1α level in the MACE group was significantly lower than that in the no MACE group [(31.54 ± 5.26) ng/L vs. (37.18 ± 6.94) ng/L, t = 4.286, P < 0.05]. Serum levels of NT-proBNP and TXB 2 in the MACE group were (1 246.83 ± 243.71) μg/L and (125.13 ± 20.16) ng/L, respectively, which were significantly higher than those in the no MACE group [(876.92 ± 173.04) μg/L, (95.73 ± 18.24) ng/L, t = 9.617, 7.835, both P < 0.05]. ROC curve analysis showed that the optimal cutoff values of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels in the prediction of MACE occurrence in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction after PCI were 32.67 ng/L, 1 018.27 μg/L and 112.19 ng/L, respectively. The sensitivity and specificity of combined detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels in the prediction of MACE occurrence in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction after PCI were 69.70% (23/33) and 98.06% (101/103), respectively. The specificity of the combined detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels was higher than that of detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP or TXB 2 level alone. The area under the curve (AUC) plotted regarding the prediction of MACE occurrence in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction after PCI by combined detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels was 0.901, which was significantly higher than the AUC obtained for detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP or TXB2 level alone ( Z = 2.007, 1.991 and 2.217, all P < 0.05). Conclusion:Combined detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP and TXB 2 levels exhibits a higher value in the prediction of MACE occurrence in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction after PCI than detection of serum HIF-1α, NT-proBNP or TXB 2 level alone.

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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 115(4): 620-627, out. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1131355

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Resumo Fundamento: Os efeitos da caminhada de longa distância sobre o sistema cardiovascular são pouco estudados. Objetivos: O objetivo geral deste estudo foi verificar esses efeitos sobre o comportamento da função diastólica e dos biomarcadores cardíacos CK-MB (massa), troponina T e NT-proBNP em atletas amadores. Método: Este estudo longitudinal realizado em 2015 avaliou os participantes nas 5 etapas seguintes: A0 (basal) antes de iniciar o percurso, e as demais, A1, A2, A3 e A4 ao final de cada dia, totalizando 244,7 km. Em todas as etapas foram dosados os biomarcadores NT-proBNP, CK-MB (massa) e troponina T. Realizou-se ecocardiograma para análise das ondas E, A e E'. Adotado p < 0,05 como significativo. Resultados: Foram avaliados 25 participantes com média de idade de 46 ± 10,5 anos e índice de massa corporal de 20,2 ± 2,3 kg/m2. Encontrou-se aumentos dos valores de NT-proBNP de A0 para A1, A2, A3 e A4 (p < 0,001), CK-MB (massa) de A0 para A2 (p < 0,001) e da onda E' de A0 para A1, A2, A3 e A4 (p < 0,001). Foram identificadas correlações entre os seguintes: CK-MB (massa) e troponina T (A1: r = 0,524, p = 0,010; A4: r = 0,413, p = 0,044); CK-MB (massa) e NT-proBNP (A4: r = 0,539, p = 0,006); e E/A e E' (A0: r = 0,603, p < 0,001; A1: r = 0,639, p < 0,001; A4: r = 0,593, p = 0,002); e correlação negativa entre CK-MB (massa) com E/A (A1: r = −0,428, p = 0,041). Conclusão: Os efeitos da atividade física intensa, prolongada e intercalada foram verificados a partir das variações significativas no comportamento da CK-MB (massa), NT-proBNP e E'. Apesar das alterações encontradas, não houve critérios sugestivos de dano ao miocárdio.


Abstract Background: The effects of long-distance walking on the cardiovascular system have been little studied. Objectives: The general objective of this study was to verify these effects on the behavior of diastolic function and the cardiac biomarkers CK-MB (mass), troponin T, and NT-proBNP, in amateur athletes. Method: This longitudinal study, conducted in 2015, evaluated participants during the following 5 stages: E0 (baseline) before starting the trajectory and the others, E1, E2, E3, and E4, at the end of each day, totaling 244.7 km. At all stages, the biomarkers NT-proBNP, CK-MB (mass), and troponin T were measured. Echocardiogram was performed to analyze the E, A and E' waves. P < 0.05 was adopted as significant. Results: The study evaluated 25 participants, with an average age of 46 ± 10.5 years and body mass index of 20.2 ± 2.3 kg/m2. Increased values were found for NT-proBNP from E0 to E1, E2, E3, and E4 (p < 0.001), CK-MB (mass) from E0 to E2 (p < 0.001), and E' wave from E0 to E1, E2, E3, and E4 (p < 0.001). Positive correlations were identified between the following: CK-MB (mass) and troponin T (E1: r = 0.524, p = 0.010; E4: r = 0.413, p = 0.044); CK-MB (mass) and NT-proBNP (E4: r = 0.539, p = 0.006); and E/A and E' (E0: r = 0.603, p < 0.001; E1: r = 0.639, p < 0.001; E4: r = 0.593, p = 0.002). A negative correlation was found between CK-MB (mass) and E/A (E1: r = −0.428, p = 0.041). Conclusion: The effects of intense, prolonged, and interspersed physical activity were verified based on significant variations in the behavior of CK-MB (mass), NT-proBNP, and the E' wave. Notwithstanding the alterations found, there were no criteria suggestive of myocardial damage


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Humans , Adult , Middle Aged , Walking , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain , Peptide Fragments , Biomarkers , Longitudinal Studies , Troponin T , Creatine Kinase, MB Form
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 35(3): 339-345, May-June 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1137254

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Abstract Objective: The current study aims to investigate the role of echocardiographically measured epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness in the prediction of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Methods: One hundred and twenty-four patients scheduled to undergo isolated on-pump CABG due to coronary artery disease were enrolled to the current study. Patient characteristics, medical history and perioperative variables were prospectively collected. EAT thickness was measured using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Any documented episode of new-onset postoperative AF (POAF) until discharge was defined as the study endpoint. Fortyfour participants with POAF served as AF group and 80 patients without AF served as Non-AF group. Results: Two groups were similar in terms of baseline echocardiographic and laboratory findings. In laboratory findings, the groups were similar in terms of the studied parameters, except N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT Pro-BNP), which was higher in AF group than in Non-AF group (P=0.035). The number of left internal mammary artery (LIMA) grafts was not different in both groups. AF group had higher cross-clamp (CC) and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) times than Non-AF group (P=0.01 and P<0.001). In multivariate logistic regression analysis, EAT was found an independent predictor for the development of POAF (OR 4.47, 95% CI 3.07-5.87, P=0.001). Conclusion: We have shown that EAT thickness is associated with increased risk of AF development and can be used as a prognostic marker for this purpose.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Atrial Fibrillation/etiology , Atrial Fibrillation/diagnostic imaging , Cardiac Surgical Procedures , Postoperative Complications/etiology , Postoperative Complications/diagnostic imaging , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors , Adipose Tissue/diagnostic imaging , Risk Factors , Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 114(4): 666-672, Abr. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1131203

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Abstract Background: Plasma levels of brain natriuretic peptides have better diagnostic accuracy compared to clinical-radiologic judgment for acute heart failure. In acute coronary syndromes (ACS), the prognostic value of acute heart failure is incorporated into predictive models through Killip classification. It is not established whether NT-proBNP could increment prognostic prediction. Objective: To evaluate whether NT-proBNP, as a measure of left ventricular dysfunction, improves the in-hospital prognostic value of the GRACE score in ACS. Methods: Patients admitted due to acute chest pain, with electrocardiogram and/or troponin criteria for ACS were included in the study. The plasma level of NT-proBNP was measured at hospital admission and the primary endpoint was defined as cardiovascular death during hospitalization. P-value < 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: Among 352 patients studied, cardiovascular mortality was 4.8%. The predictive value of NT-proBNP for cardiovascular death was shown by a C-statistic of 0.78 (95% CI = 0.65-0.90). After adjustment for the GRACE model subtracted by Killip variable, NT-proBNP remained independently associated with cardiovascular death (p = 0.015). However, discrimination by the GRACE-BNP logistic model (C-statistics = 0.83; 95%CI = 0.69-0.97) was not superior to the traditional GRACE Score with Killip (C-statistic = 0.82; 95%CI = 0.68-0.97). The GRACE-BNP model did not provide improvement in the classification of patients to high risk by the GRACE Score (net reclassification index = - 0.15; p = 0.14). Conclusion: Despite the statistical association with cardiovascular death, there was no evidence that NT-proBNP increments the prognostic value of GRACE score in ACS.


Resumo Fundamento: Os níveis plasmáticos de peptídeos natriuréticos cerebrais têm melhor precisão diagnóstica em comparação com a avaliação clínico-radiológica para insuficiência cardíaca aguda. Nas síndromes coronárias agudas (SCA), o valor prognóstico da insuficiência cardíaca aguda é incorporado nos modelos preditivos através da classificação de Killip. Não está estabelecido se o NT-proBNP poderia aumentar a previsão prognóstica. Objetivo: Avaliar se o NT-proBNP, como medida da disfunção ventricular esquerda, melhora o valor prognóstico intra-hospitalar do escore GRACE na SCA. Métodos: Foram incluídos no estudo pacientes admitidos por dor torácica aguda, com eletrocardiograma e/ou critérios de troponina para SCA. O nível plasmático de NT-proBNP foi medido no momento da admissão hospitalar e o desfecho primário foi definido como morte cardiovascular durante a hospitalização. Foi considerado significativo o valor de p < 0,05. Resultados: A mortalidade cardiovascular entre os 352 pacientes estudados foi de 4,8%. O valor preditivo do NT-proBNP para morte cardiovascular foi mostrado por uma estatística C de 0,78 (IC 95% = 0,65-0,90). Após o ajuste para o modelo GRACE subtraído pela variável Killip, o NT-proBNP permaneceu independentemente associado à morte cardiovascular (p = 0,015). No entanto, a discriminação pelo modelo logístico GRACE-BNP (estatística C = 0,83; IC 95% = 0,69-0,97) não foi superior ao escore GRACE tradicional com Killip (estatística C = 0,82; IC 95% = 0,68-0,97). O modelo GRACE-BNP não proporcionou melhora na classificação dos pacientes de alto risco pelo Escore GRACE (índice líquido de reclassificação = - 0,15; p = 0,14). Conclusão: Apesar da associação estatística com a morte cardiovascular, não houve evidências de que o NT-proBNP aumente o valor prognóstico do escore GRACE na SCA.


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Humans , Acute Coronary Syndrome , Peptide Fragments , Prognosis , Biomarkers , Predictive Value of Tests , Risk Assessment , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain
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Journal of Chinese Physician ; (12): 75-79, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-867209

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Objective To explore the value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) be used as a prognostic factor for community-acquired pneumonia.Methods This was a multicenter,retrospective study.Data of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia during 2014/1/1 to 2015/12/31 from four tertiary hospitals were reviewed,including demographic and clinical features,and outcomes.Univariate analysis and logistic regression analysis were performed to determine risk factors for 30-day mortality.Receiver operating characteristic curves (ROCs) was performed to verify the accuracy of BNP > 1 000 pg/ml,CURB-65 score and BNP > 1 000 pg/ml + CURB-65 score (B-CURB65) as 30-day mortality predictors in the study patients.Results 1 786 patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were entered into the final analysis.The 30-day mortality was 4.7%.Logistic regression analysis confirmed blood BNP > 1 000 pg/ml was an independent risk factor associated with 30-day mortality of CAP patients.The area under the curve (AUC) of B-CURB65 was 0.774,which was higher than CURB-65 score (AUC =0.625,P =0.002).Conclusions Blood BNP is a valuable biomarker related to the 30-day mortality of CAP patients,which can increase the predicting accuracy of CURB-65 score.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-799173

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Objective@#To investigate the clinical effect of ergometrine maleate injection combined with posterior pituitary injection in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.@*Methods@#From April 2016 to July 2018, 68 patients with postpartum hemorrhage treated in the Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital of Tongxiang were randomly divided into two groups according to the random number table, with 34 patients in each group.The control group was treated with posterior pituitary injection.The observation group was treated with ergometrine maleate injection combined with posterior pituitary injection.The bleeding volume at different time points after treatment was compared between the two groups.The hemostasis time, the duration of uterine contraction, the extent of uterine decline, the duration of lochia and serum cytokines levels before and after treatment were compared.@*Results@#The bleeding amount at 0.5 h, 2 h, 24 h after administration in the observation group were (76.82±15.40) mL, (112.34±18.73) mL and (196.70±20.60) mL, respectively, which were significantly lower than those in the control group[(147.38±17.65), (198.49±19.37) mL, (283.74±21.56) mL](t=17.565, 18.643, 17.020, all P<0.05). The duration of contractions[(3.83±1.40) h] and the extent of uterine decline[(6.25±0.93) cm] in the observation group were significantly better than those in the control group[(1.92±0.59) h, (4.65±0.66) cm], and the hemostasis time[(21.29±3.60)min] and duration of lochia[(17.19±4.67)d] in the observation group were significantly shorter than those in the control group[(42.28±3.85) min, (24.28±6.11) d](t=23.220, 7.331, 8.181, 5.376, all P<0.05). After treatment, the levels of nitrogen monoxide (NO)[(91.22±6.23) μmol/L], nitric oxide synthase (NOS)[(24.56±2.46) μmol/L], brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)[(46.81±5.10)ng/L] in the observation group were lower than those in the control group[(98.63±7.51) μmol/L, (30.92±3.95) μmol/L, (90.35±4.66)ng/L], and the differences were statistically significant (t=4.428, 7.969, 36.750, all P<0.05).@*Conclusion@#The effect of ergometrine maleate injection combined with posterior pituitary injection on postpartum hemorrhage is effective, which can effectively control the amount of bleeding, shorten the time of hemostasis and promote postpartum recovery.

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Journal of Chinese Physician ; (12): 75-79, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-799141

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Objective@#To explore the value of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) be used as a prognostic factor for community-acquired pneumonia.@*Methods@#This was a multicenter, retrospective study. Data of patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia during 2014/1/1 to 2015/12/31 from four tertiary hospitals were reviewed, including demographic and clinical features, and outcomes. Univariate analysis and logistic regression analysis were performed to determine risk factors for 30-day mortality. Receiver operating characteristic curves (ROCs) was performed to verify the accuracy of BNP>1 000 pg/ml, CURB-65 score and BNP>1 000 pg/ml+ CURB-65 score (B-CURB65) as 30-day mortality predictors in the study patients.@*Results@#1 786 patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were entered into the final analysis. The 30-day mortality was 4.7%. Logistic regression analysis confirmed blood BNP>1 000 pg/ml was an independent risk factor associated with 30-day mortality of CAP patients. The area under the curve (AUC) of B-CURB65 was 0.774, which was higher than CURB-65 score (AUC=0.625, P=0.002).@*Conclusions@#Blood BNP is a valuable biomarker related to the 30-day mortality of CAP patients, which can increase the predicting accuracy of CURB-65 score.

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Rev. bras. ter. intensiva ; 31(3): 368-378, jul.-set. 2019. tab, graf
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1042582

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RESUMO A sepse persiste como importante sobrecarga à saúde pública nos Estados Unidos e em todo o mundo. Com o crescente uso de tecnologias laboratoriais, tem se renovado o interesse na utilização de biomarcadores na sepse, para auxiliar em um processo mais preciso e direcionado para tomadas de decisão. Os peptídeos natriuréticos vem sendo cada vez mais reconhecidos por seu papel que vai além da insuficiência cardíaca. Estes peptídeos estão comumente elevados em pacientes críticos que apresentam condições de disfunção cardiopulmonar e podem ter papel na identificação de pacientes com sepse e choque séptico. São poucos os dados disponíveis em relação ao papel destes biomarcadores no diagnóstico, no controle, nos desfechos e no prognóstico de pacientes sépticos. Esta revisão procura descrever o papel dos peptídeos natriuréticos na ressuscitação volêmica, no diagnóstico de disfunção ventricular, nos desfechos e no prognóstico de pacientes com sepse. Tem sido observado que o peptídeo natriurético tipo B (BNP) e o fragmento N-terminal do peptídeo natriurético tipo B (NT-proBNP) se associam com disfunção ventricular sistólica e diastólica, tanto esquerda quanto direita, em pacientes com cardiomiopatia séptica. O BNP e o NT-proBNP podem predizer a responsividade a volume, e as tendências de medidas seriadas destes peptídeos podem ser importantes na ressuscitação volêmica. A despeito da sugestão de correlação com mortalidade, o papel do BNP nos desfechos de mortalidade e prognóstico, durante a sepse, ainda necessita melhor avaliação.


ABSTRACT Sepsis continues to be a leading public health burden in the United States and worldwide. With the increasing use of advanced laboratory technology, there is a renewed interest in the use of biomarkers in sepsis to aid in more precise and targeted decision-making. Natriuretic peptides have been increasingly recognized to play a role outside of heart failure. They are commonly elevated among critically ill patients in the setting of cardiopulmonary dysfunction and may play a role in identifying patients with sepsis and septic shock. There are limited data on the role of these biomarkers in the diagnosis, management, outcomes and prognosis of septic patients. This review seeks to describe the role of natriuretic peptides in fluid resuscitation, diagnosis of ventricular dysfunction and outcomes and the prognosis of patients with sepsis. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP) have been noted to be associated with left ventricular systolic and diastolic and right ventricular dysfunction in patients with septic cardiomyopathy. BNP/NT-proBNP may predict fluid responsiveness, and trends of these peptides may play a role in fluid resuscitation. Despite suggestions of a correlation with mortality, the role of BNP in mortality outcomes and prognosis during sepsis needs further evaluation.


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Humans , Peptide Fragments/physiology , Sepsis/complications , Sepsis/etiology , Sepsis/mortality , Sepsis/therapy , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/physiology , Prognosis , Shock, Septic/complications , Shock, Septic/etiology , Shock, Septic/mortality , Shock, Septic/therapy , Treatment Outcome , Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/etiology , Fluid Therapy
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J. bras. pneumol ; 45(4): e20180417, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1012568

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ABSTRACT Objective: Pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, especially in the elderly. The use of clinical risk scores to determine prognosis is complex and therefore leads to errors in clinical practice. Pneumonia can cause increases in the levels of cardiac biomarkers such as N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). The prognostic role of the NT-proBNP level in community acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic role of the NT-proBNP level in patients with CAP, as well as its correlation with clinical risk scores. Methods: Consecutive inpatients with CAP were enrolled in the study. At hospital admission, venous blood samples were collected for the evaluation of NT-proBNP levels. The Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) and the Confusion, Urea, Respiratory rate, Blood pressure, and age ≥ 65 years (CURB-65) score were calculated. The primary outcome of interest was all-cause mortality within the first 30 days after hospital admission, and a secondary outcome was ICU admission. Results: The NT-proBNP level was one of the best predictors of 30-day mortality, with an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.735 (95% CI: 0.642-0.828; p < 0.001), as was the PSI, which had an AUC of 0.739 (95% CI: 0.634-0.843; p < 0.001), whereas the CURB-65 had an AUC of only 0.659 (95% CI: 0.556-0.763; p = 0.006). The NT-proBNP cut-off level found to be the best predictor of ICU admission and 30-day mortality was 1,434.5 pg/mL. Conclusions: The NT-proBNP level appears to be a good predictor of ICU admission and 30-day mortality among inpatients with CAP, with a predictive value for mortality comparable to that of the PSI and better than that of the CURB-65 score.


RESUMO Objetivo: A pneumonia é uma das principais causas de mortalidade no mundo, especialmente em idosos. O uso de escores de risco clínico para determinar o prognóstico é complexo e, portanto, leva a erros na prática clínica. A pneumonia pode causar aumento nos níveis de biomarcadores cardíacos, como o N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP, pró-peptídeo natriurético cerebral N-terminal). O papel prognóstico do nível de NT-proBNP na pneumonia adquirida na comunidade (PAC) continua incerto. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o papel prognóstico do nível de NT-proBNP em pacientes com PAC, bem como sua correlação com escores de risco clínico. Métodos: Pacientes consecutivos internados com PAC foram incluídos no estudo. Na internação hospitalar, foram coletadas amostras de sangue venoso para avaliação dos níveis de NT-proBNP. Foram calculados o Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI, Índice de Gravidade de Pneumonia) e o escore Confusão mental, Ureia, frequência Respiratória, Blood pressure (pressão arterial) e idade ≥ 65 anos (CURB-65). O desfecho primário de interesse foi mortalidade por todas as causas nos primeiros 30 dias após a admissão hospitalar, e um desfecho secundário foi admissão na UTI. Resultados: O nível de NT-proBNP foi um dos melhores preditores de mortalidade em 30 dias, com uma área sob a curva (ASC) de 0,735 (IC95%: 0,642-0,828; p < 0,001), assim como o PSI, que teve uma ASC de 0,739 (IC95%: 0,634-0,843; p < 0,001), enquanto CURB-65 teve uma ASC de apenas 0,659 (IC95%: 0,556-0,763; p = 0,006). O nível de corte do NT-proBNP que mostrou ser o melhor preditor de admissão na UTI e de mortalidade em 30 dias foi de 1.434,5 pg/ml. Conclusões: O nível de NT-proBNP parece ser um bom preditor de admissão na UTI e de mortalidade em 30 dias entre pacientes internados com PAC, com um valor preditivo para mortalidade comparável ao do PSI e superior ao do CURB-65.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Peptide Fragments/blood , Pneumonia/mortality , Pneumonia/blood , Community-Acquired Infections/mortality , Community-Acquired Infections/blood , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/blood , Prognosis , Reference Values , Severity of Illness Index , Biomarkers/blood , Logistic Models , Multivariate Analysis , Predictive Value of Tests , Prospective Studies , Risk Factors , ROC Curve , Statistics, Nonparametric , Risk Assessment , Intensive Care Units , Length of Stay
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-801492

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Objective@#To investigate the effect of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation(NIPPV) in the treatment of patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(AECOPD) complicated with type Ⅱ respiratory failure and its influence on blood gas index.@*Methods@#From August 2014 to December 2016, the clinical data of 79 patients with AECOPD complicated with type Ⅱ respiratory failure in the Central Hospital of Shanxi Coal were retrospectively analyzed.The patients were divided into two groups according to different treatment methods.Thirty-five patients in the control group were treated with conventional therapy, 44 patients in the observation group were treated with conventional NIPPV.The blood gas index, nutritional index, plasma N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide precursor(NT-proBNP), lactate(Lac) and the changes of procalcitonin (PCT), soluble myeloid cell trigger receptor-1(sTREM-1) level were compared between the two groups.@*Results@#There were no statistically significant differences in respiratory frequency, blood gas index and APACHE Ⅱ score between the two groups before treatment(P=0.282, 0.177, 0.485, 0.472, 0.485). The levels of pH (7.41±0.07) and PaO2[(82.30±6.99)mmHg]in the observation group were higher than those in the control group(t=9.357, 5.328, P=0.000, 0.000). The respiratory frequency[(20.02±2.15)times/min], PaCO2[(52.36±5.15)mmHg]and APACHE Ⅱ score[(18.20±1.01)points]in the observation group were lower than those in the control group(t=7.782, 10.608, 9.360, P=0.000, 0.000, 0.000). There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups in the levels of nutritional indicators before treatment(t=0.027, 0.039, 0.068, P=0.488, 0.485, 0.473). After treatment, the serum total protein level in the observation group was higher than that in the control group, but the levels of serum albumin and hemoglobin had no statistically significant differences compared with those in the control group(t=3.606, 1.659, 0.034, P=0.000, 0.051, 0.486). There were no statistically significant differences in the levels of Lac, NT-proBNP, inflammatory factors between the two groups before treatment(P=0.465, 0.477, 0.451, 0.493). The levels of Lac[(1.57±0.55)mmol/L], NT-proBNP[(130.25±42.36)ng/L], PCT[(0.16 ±0.09)g/L], sTREM-1[(66.36±12.87)ng/L]in the observation group were lower than those in the control group(t=7.662, 2.248, 4.030, 2.709, P=0.000, 0.014, 0.000, 0.004). After treatment, the respiratory rate, blood gas index and APACHE Ⅱ score of the two groups were improved compared with those of the control group(all P<0.05). The respiratory rate per minute, pH, PaO2, PaCO2 and APACHE Ⅱ scores in the observation group were better than those in the control group(all P<0.05). The levels of serum total protein, hemoglobin and Lac, NT-proBNP, inflammatory factors in the two groups were lower than those before treatment, and the levels of serum total protein and Lac, NT-proBNP, PCT, sTREM-1 in the observation group were higher than those in the control group(all P<0.05). The serum albumin level in the control group after treatment was lower than that before treatment, and there was no statistically significant difference between the two groups after treatment(P>0.05).@*Conclusion@#NIPPV in the treatment of AECOPD complicated with type Ⅱ respiratory failure can effectively improve the blood gas status and nutritional status of patients, and reduce the body Lac and NT-proBNP levels.

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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-800595

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Objective@#To investigate the application value of hs-CRP and BNP detection in COPD patients with pulmonary heart disease.@*Methods@#From January 2016 to January 2018, 80 patients with COPD in the Fifth People's Hospital of Datong were selected.Forty-two COPD patients complicated with pulmonary heart disease were selected as COPD and cor pulmonale group, 38 COPD patients without pulmonary heart disease were selected as COPD group, and 30 healthy volunteers were selected as control group.The differences of hs-CRP and BNP levels were compared, and the diagnostic value of hs-CRP and BNP for COPD combined with pulmonary heart disease was analyzed.@*Results@#There were statistically significant differences in hs-CRP[(72.5±20.4) mg/L vs.(37.5±9.8) mg/L vs.(3.7±1.2)mg/L], BNP[(362.8±86.9) ng/L vs.(125.9±34.8) ng/L vs.(28.5±9.9)ng/L] among the COPD and cor pulmonale group, COPD group and control group (F=9.245, 14.668, all P<0.05). The hs-CRP and BNP levels in the COPD and cor pulmonale group were significantly higher than those in the other two groups(t=19.294, 11.576, 21.385, 9.258, 9.258, all P<0.05), which of the COPD group were significantly higher than those of the control group (t=8.912, 12.567, all P<0.05). The best boundary value of BNP in diagnosis of COPD with cor pulmonale was 261.8ng/L, and its diagnostic sensitivity and specificity were 96.2% and 85.4%, respectively, the area under the line was 0.834, which were all higher than those of hs-CRP.With the increase of cardiac function, the levels of hs-CRP[(38.5±10.3) mg/L vs.(51.4±14.8) mg/L vs.(75.1±21.5) mg/L vs.(93.7±31.8)mg/L], BNP[(142.8±56.5) ng/L vs.(285.9±94.8) ng/L vs.(352.5±118.2) ng/L vs.(478.5±130.3)ng/L] increased, the differences were statistically significant (F=13.577, 16.776, all P<0.05). There were significant correlation between hs-CRP, BNP levels and COPD patients complicated with cor pulmonale (r=0.675, 0.766, all P<0.05).@*Conclusion@#hs-CRP and BNP have high diagnostic potency for COPD patients combined with cor pulmonale, and are positively correlated with cardiac function classification.

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