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Chronic heart failure is a complicated multifactorial disease with wide-spread social-economic consequences. In spite of the recent development of new drugs and therapeutic strategies, CHF-related mortality and morbidity remain high. Recent evidence suggests that changes in organs such as skeletal muscle and gut flora may play an important and independent role in CHF prognosis. This paper illustrates these phenomena, proposing how to identify them and presenting current therapies which treat organs all too often underestimated but which have a fundamental role in worsening CHF.
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Name: BioMed research international
The characteristics of the gastric microbiota in patients with gastric polyposis (GP) remain unclear. Given this we collected gastric antrum and gastric body biopsies from healthy controls (HC.A and H...
Accumulating evidence has indicated that intestinal microbiota is involved in the development of various human diseases, including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). In the recent years, both human and a...
The number of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients continues to increase. Because of multiple related factors such as aging, residual cardiac lesions and prior palliative procedures, advance...
This is a single-center stratified (on gender and donor), block randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial with 12-months follow-up of 80 chronic fatigue syndrome/encephalomyelit...
Study of the Efficacy and Tolerance of Oral Treatment With a Total Freeze-dried Culture of Lcr Restituo® Sachets (Lactobacillus Rhamnosus Lcr35®) on Intolerance to Metformin (Diarrhoea) in Patients With Diabetes Type 2
The mechanisms of diarrhoea under metformin are poorly known. Recent data indicate that a change in gut flora might be responsible for this intestinal disorder. The effect of metformin on ...
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients often have subclinical gut wall inflammation. Gut dysbiosis has been associated with both AS and Crohn disease, both of which have several features in ...
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an entity of complex etiology where environmental, genetic and intestinal microflora-related factors trigger and perpetuate a chronic inflammation of the gastroi...
The purpose of this cohort study is to map, during one year in an e-health setting, patients having Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) with mild to moderate activity in relation to dysbiosis...
Therapies using arts or directed at the senses.
Disease of CARDIAC MUSCLE resulting from chronic excessive alcohol consumption. Myocardial damage can be caused by: (1) a toxic effect of alcohol; (2) malnutrition in alcoholics such as THIAMINE DEFICIENCY; or (3) toxic effect of additives in alcoholic beverages such as COBALT. This disease is usually manifested by DYSPNEA and palpitations with CARDIOMEGALY and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).
Toxic or poisonous substances elaborated by marine flora or fauna. They include also specific, characterized poisons or toxins for which there is no more specific heading, like those from poisonous FISHES.
The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.
Prenatal interventions to correct fetal anomalies or treat FETAL DISEASES in utero. Fetal therapies include several major areas, such as open surgery; FETOSCOPY; pharmacological therapy; INTRAUTERINE TRANSFUSION; STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION; and GENE THERAPY.
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...