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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572732/totally-laparoscopic-aortobifemoral-bypass-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-or-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-systematic-review-and-critical-appraisal-of-literature
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Ingeborg Helgetveit, Anne H Krog
PURPOSE: This systematic review aims to evaluate the published literature regarding totally laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABF) surgery in the treatment of aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD) or abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), compared with open aortobifemoral bypass surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the medical literature between 1990 and 2016 was performed, searching the medical databases Cochrane Library, OVID Medline, Embase and PubMed...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546755/pediatric-ventricular-assist-devices-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
#2
REVIEW
Sarah Burki, Iki Adachi
The field of mechanical circulatory support has made great strides in the preceding 2 decades. Although pediatric mechanical circulatory support has lagged behind that of adults, the gap between them is expected to close soon. The only device currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in children is the Berlin Heart EXCOR ventricular assist device (VAD). The prospective Berlin Heart Investigational Device Exemption Trial demonstrated good outcomes, such as bridge to transplantation or recovery, in ~90% of children supported with this device...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546754/patient-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-before-and-after-laparoscopic-aortobifemoral-bypass
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Syed Sh Kazmi, Anne H Krog, Simen T Berge, Jon O Sundhagen, Mehdi Sahba, Ragnhild S Falk
BACKGROUND: In patients operated with laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABFB) for atherosclerotic obstruction in aortoiliac segment, the main focus of the reports published during the last two decades has been morbidity and mortality. The primary objective of this study was to examine the health-related quality of life (HRQL) in these patients before and after LABFB. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients (27 females) with Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus II, type D lesions were prospectively included...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507439/infrainguinal-open-reconstruction-a-review-of-surgical-considerations-and-expected-outcomes
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REVIEW
Sevan R Komshian, Kimberly Lu, Steven L Pike, Jeffrey J Siracuse
Infrainguinal arterial occlusive disease can lead to potentially disabling and limb-threatening conditions. Revascularization may be indicated for claudication, rest pain, or tissue loss. Although endovascular interventions are becoming more prevalent, open surgeries such as endarterectomy and bypass are still needed and performed regularly. Open reconstruction has been associated with postoperative morbidity, both at the local and at the systemic levels. Local complications include surgical site infections (SSIs 0-5...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507438/pulmonary-hypertension-in-nigerian-adults-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Valentine N Amadi, Michael O Balogun, Norah O Akinola, Rasaaq A Adebayo, Anthony O Akintomide
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the commonest hemoglobinopathy and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is reported to play a significant role in this regard. There is very limited literature on PH in SCA in Nigeria. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of Doppler-derived PH in SCA, assess its influence on exercise capacity, and determine the correlates and predictors of measures of estimated pulmonary pressure...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461753/the-changing-trend-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-its-clinical-characteristics-in-ethiopia-hospital-based-observational-study
#6
Yonas Getaye Tefera, Tadesse Melaku Abegaz, Tamrat Befekadu Abebe, Abebe Basazn Mekuria
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), their clinical characteristics, and associated factors in the outpatient department of the chronic illness clinic of Gondar University Referral Hospital. METHOD: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among patients on follow-up at the outpatient chronic illness clinic of the hospital from October 2010 to October 2015. The source population for the study included patients with a diagnosis of CVD whose medical records have the required socio-demographic information during the study period...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458558/impact-of-around-the-clock-in-house-cardiology-fellow-coverage-on-door-to-balloon-time-in-an-academic-medical-center
#7
Luke C Kohan, Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Michael A Millard, Michael J Loguidice, Nancy M Fauber, Ellen C Keeley
OBJECTIVES: To assess if a change in our cardiology fellowship program impacted our ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) program. BACKGROUND: Fellows covering the cardiac care unit were spending excessive hours in the hospital while on call, resulting in increased duty hours violations. A night float fellow system was started on July 1, 2012, allowing the cardiac care unit fellow to sign out to a night float fellow at 5:30 pm. The night float fellow remained in-house until the morning...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435280/high-adherence-to-therapy-and-low-cardiac-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-systematically-managed-by-office-based-cardiologists-in-germany-1-year-outcomes-of-the-proacor-study
#8
Franz Goss, Johannes Brachmann, Christian W Hamm, Winfried Haerer, Nicolaus Reifart, Benny Levenson
We aimed to assess patient acceptance and effectiveness of a 12-month structured management program in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event who were treated in a special setting of office-based cardiologists. The program comprised patient documentation with a specific tool (Bundesverband Niedergelassener Kardiologen [German Federation of Office-Based Cardiologists] cardiac pass with visit scheduling) shared by the hospital physician and the office-based cardiologist, the definition of individual treatment targets, and the systematic information of patients in order to optimize adherence to therapy...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408838/dpp-4-inhibitor-treatment-%C3%AE-cell-response-but-not-hba1c-reduction-is-dependent-on-the-duration-of-diabetes
#9
Plamen Kozlovski, Vaishali Bhosekar, James E Foley
INTRODUCTION: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors reduce hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by enhancing insulin and suppressing glucagon secretion. Since T2DM is associated with progressive loss of β-cell function, we hypothesized that the DPP-4 inhibitor action to improve β-cell function would be attenuated with longer duration of T2DM. METHODS: Data from six randomized, placebo-controlled trials of 24 weeks duration, where β-cell response to vildagliptin 50 mg twice daily was assessed, were pooled...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356751/new-pharmacological-and-technological-management-strategies-in-heart-failure
#10
REVIEW
Sunit-Preet Chaudhry, Garrick C Stewart
Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome resulting from impairment of ventricular filling or ejection of blood associated with symptoms of dyspnea, fatigue, as well as peripheral and/or pulmonary edema. This syndrome is progressive and characterized by worsening quality of life despite escalating levels of care, affecting 5.7 million Americans with an annual cost of over ≥30 billion US dollars. Treatment for this syndrome has evolved over three distinct eras: the nonpharmacological era, the pharmacological era, and the device era, with the focus shifting from symptomatic relief to decreasing morbidity and mortality...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356750/early-discharge-compared-with-ordinary-discharge-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-safety-and-cost
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REVIEW
Michael Abdelnoor, Jack Gunnar Andersen, Harald Arnesen, Odd Johansen
AIM: We aimed to summarize the pooled effect of early discharge compared with ordinary discharge after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on the composite endpoint of re-infarction, revascularization, stroke, death, and incidence of rehospitalization. We also aimed to compare costs for the two strategies. METHODS: The study was a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials including 2962 patients, followed by trial sequential analysis...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352184/aerobic-fitness-is-associated-with-low-cardiovascular-disease-risk-the-impact-of-lifestyle-on-early-risk-factors-for-atherosclerosis-in-young-healthy-swedish-individuals-the-lifestyle-biomarker-and-atherosclerosis-study
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Maria Fernström, Ulrika Fernberg, Gabriella Eliason, Anita Hurtig-Wennlöf
BACKGROUND: The progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and atherosclerosis is slow and develops over decades. In the cross-sectional Swedish Lifestyle, Biomarker, and Atherosclerosis study, 834 young, self-reported healthy adults aged 18.0-25.9 years have been studied to identify early risk factors for atherosclerosis. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to 1) assess selected cardiometabolic biomarkers, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, and lifestyle-related indicators (food habits, handgrip strength, and oxygen uptake, VO2 max); 2) analyze the associations between cIMT and lifestyle factors; and 3) identify subjects at risk of CVD using a risk score and to compare the characteristics of subjects with and without risk of CVD...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293114/novel-stroke-risk-reduction-in-atrial-fibrillation-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-a-focus-on-the-watchman-closure-device
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REVIEW
Arash Alipour, Lisette I S Wintgens, Martin J Swaans, Jippe C Balt, Benno J W M Rensing, Lucas V A Boersma
Atrial fibrillation (AF) remains an important clinical problem with severe complications such as stroke, which especially harms those with risk factors as calculated by the CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc. Until now, no therapy has proven 100% effective against AF. Since the left atrial appendage (LAA) is the most prominent nonvalvular AF-related thromboembolic source and (novel) oral anticoagulant [(N)OAC] carries the hazard of bleeding, LAA occlusion may be an alternative, especially in patients who are ineligible for (N)OAC therapy...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280349/prognostic-indices-among-hypertensive-heart-failure-patients-in-nigeria-the-roles-of-24-hour-holter-electrocardiography-and-6-minute-walk-test
#14
Tuoyo O Mene-Afejuku, Michael O Balogun, Anthony O Akintomide, Rasaaq A Adebayo
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive heart failure (HHF) is associated with a poor prognosis. There is paucity of data in Nigeria on prognosis among HHF patients elucidating the role of 24-hour Holter electrocardiogram (ECG) in concert with other risk factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic utility of 24-hour Holter ECG, the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT), echocardiography, clinical and laboratory parameters among HHF patients. METHODS: A total of 113 HHF patients were recruited and followed up for 6 months...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280348/questionable-accuracy-of-home-blood-pressure-measurements-in-the-obese-population-validation-of-the-microlife-watchbp-o3-%C3%A2-and-omron-rs6-%C3%A2-devices-according-to-the-european-society-of-hypertension-international-protocol
#15
Alaa Azaki, Reem Diab, Aya Harb, Roland Asmar, Mirna N Chahine
OBJECTIVE: Two oscillometric devices, the Microlife WatchBP O3(®) and the Omron RS6(®), designed for self-blood pressure measurement were evaluated according to the European Society of Hypertension (ESH)-International Protocol (IP) Revision 2010 in the obese population. METHODS: The Microlife WatchBP O3 measures blood pressure (BP) at the brachial level and the Omron RS6 measures BP at the wrist level. The ESH-IP revision 2010 includes a total of 33 subjects. The difference between observers' and device BP values was calculated for each measure...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260915/prevalence-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-employable-patients-after-acute-coronary-event-in-cardiac-rehabilitation
#16
Annett Salzwedel, Maria-Dorothea Heidler, Kathrin Haubold, Martin Schikora, Rona Reibis, Karl Wegscheider, Michael Jöbges, Heinz Völler
INTRODUCTION: Adequate cognitive function in patients is a prerequisite for successful implementation of patient education and lifestyle coping in comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs. Although the association between cardiovascular diseases and cognitive impairments (CIs) is well known, the prevalence particularly of mild CI in CR and the characteristics of affected patients have been insufficiently investigated so far. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 496 patients (54...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255241/an-evidence-based-practice-oriented-review-focusing-on-canagliflozin-in-the-management-of-type-2-diabetes
#17
REVIEW
Joseph A Messana, Stanley S Schwartz, Raymond R Townsend
Caring for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has entered an era with many recent additions to the regimens used to clinically control their hyperglycemia. The most recent class of agents approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for T2DM is the sodium-glucose-linked transporter type 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which work principally in the proximal tubule of the kidney to block filtered glucose reabsorption. In the few years attending this new class arrival in the market, there has been a great deal of interest generated by the novel mechanism of action of SGLT2 inhibitors and by recent large outcome trials suggesting benefit on important clinical outcomes such as death, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease progression...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243111/fenofibrate-simvastatin-fixed-dose-combination-in-the-treatment-of-mixed-dyslipidemia-safety-efficacy-and-place-in-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Nicola Tarantino, Francesco Santoro, Luisa De Gennaro, Michele Correale, Francesca Guastafierro, Antonio Gaglione, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti
Lipids disorder is the principal cause of atherosclerosis and may present with several forms, according to blood lipoprotein prevalence. One of the most common forms is combined dyslipidemia, characterized by high levels of triglycerides and low level of high-density lipoprotein. Single lipid-lowering drugs may have very selective effect on lipoproteins; hence, the need to use multiple therapy against dyslipidemia. However, the risk of toxicity is a concerning issue. In this review, the effect and safety of an approved combination therapy with simvastatin plus fenofibrate are described, with an analysis of pros and cons resulting from randomized multicenter trials, meta-analyses, animal models, and case reports as well...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223818/an-evidence-based-review-on-urate-lowering-treatments-implications-for-optimal-treatment-of-chronic-hyperuricemia
#19
REVIEW
Marilisa Bove, Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero, Maddalena Veronesi, Claudio Borghi
Several studies suggest that chronic hyperuricemia, the main precursor of gout, is involved in the pathogenesis of different systemic disorders that affect cardiovascular and renal systems, such as hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, chronic heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Recent epidemiological evidence has shown an increasing trend in the prevalence of hyperuricemia and gout in the Western world: a number of population-based studies estimate a prevalence of up to 21% for hyperuricemia and 1%-4% for gout...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176930/length-of-stay-hospitalization-cost-and-in-hospital-mortality-in-us-adult-inpatients-with-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-2006-2012
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Ruopeng An, Peizhong Peter Wang
PURPOSE: In this study, we examined the length of stay, hospitalization cost, and risk of in-hospital mortality among US adult inpatients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). METHODS: We analyzed nationally representative data obtained from Nationwide/National Inpatient Sample database of discharges from 2006 to 2012. RESULTS: In the US, there were an estimated 296,870 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 284,831-308,909) patient discharges recorded for ITP from 2006 to 2012, during which ITP-related hospitalizations had increased steadily by nearly 30%...
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