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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430908/late-thrombotic-events-after-bioresorbable-scaffold-implantation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Carlos Collet, Taku Asano, Yosuke Miyazaki, Erhan Tenekecioglu, Yuki Katagiri, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Robbert J de Winter, Takeshi Kimura, Runlin Gao, Serban Puricel, Stéphane Cook, Davide Capodanno, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
Aims: To compare the long-term safety and efficacy of bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) with everolimus-eluting stent (EES) after percutaneous coronary interventions. Methods and Results: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials comparing clinical outcomes of patients treated with BVS and EES with at least 24 months follow-up was performed. Adjusted random-effect model by the Knapp-Hartung method was used to compute odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428489/superior-rhythm-discrimination-with-the-smartshock-technology-algorithm%C3%A3-results-of-the-implantable-defibrillator-with-enhanced-features-and-settings-for-reduction-of-inaccurate-detection-defense-trial
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Yasushi Oginosawa, Ritsuko Kohno, Toshihiro Honda, Kan Kikuchi, Masatsugu Nozoe, Takayuki Uchida, Hitoshi Minamiguchi, Koichiro Sonoda, Masahiro Ogawa, Takeshi Ideguchi, Yoshihisa Kizaki, Toshihiro Nakamura, Kageyuki Oba, Satoshi Higa, Keiki Yoshida, Soichi Tsunoda, Yoshihisa Fujino, Haruhiko Abe
BACKGROUND: Shocks delivered by implanted anti-tachyarrhythmia devices, even when appropriate, lower the quality of life and survival. The new SmartShock Technology(®)(SST) discrimination algorithm was developed to prevent the delivery of inappropriate shock. This prospective, multicenter, observational study compared the rate of inaccurate detection of ventricular tachyarrhythmia using the SST vs. a conventional discrimination algorithm.Methods and Results:Recipients of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) equipped with the SST algorithm were enrolled and followed up every 6 months...
April 20, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428273/assessing-prostate-cancer-aggressiveness-with-hyperpolarized-dual-agent-3d-dynamic-imaging-of-metabolism-and-perfusion
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Hsin-Yu Chen, Peder E Z Larson, Robert A Bok, Cornelius von Morze, Renuka Sriram, Romelyn Delos Santos, Justin Delos Santos, Jeremy W Gordon, Naeim Bahrami, Marcus Ferrone, John Kurhanewicz, Daniel B Vigneron
New magnetic resonance (MR) molecular imaging techniques offer the potential for non-invasive, simultaneous quantification of metabolic and perfusion parameters in tumors. This study applied a 3D dynamic dual-agent hyperpolarized (13)C magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) approach with (13)C-pyruvate and (13)C-urea to investigate differences in perfusion and metabolism between low and high grade tumors in the TRAMP transgenic mouse model of prostate cancer. Dynamic MR data were corrected for T1 relaxation and RF excitation and modeled to provide quantitative measures of pyruvate to lactate flux (kPL) and urea perfusion (urea AUC) that correlated with TRAMP tumor histologic grade...
April 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427576/bleeding-related-deaths-in-relation-to-the-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-coronary-stenting
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Tullio Palmerini, Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Diego Della Riva, Mattia Romanello, Fausto Feres, Alexandre Abizaid, Martine Gilard, Marie-Claude Morice, Marco Valgimigli, Myeong-Ki Hong, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Yangsoo Jang, Hyo-Soo Kim, Kyung Woo Park, Antonio Colombo, Alaide Chieffo, Jung-Min Ahn, Seung-Jung Park, Stefanie Schüpke, Adnan Kastrati, Gilles Montalescot, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Abdourahmane Diallo, Eric Vicaut, Gerard Helft, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Bo Xu, Yaling Han, Philippe Genereux, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg W Stone
BACKGROUND: Although some randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses have suggested that prolonged dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) may be associated with increased mortality, the mechanistic underpinnings of this association remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the associations among bleeding, mortality, and DAPT duration after drug-eluting stent implantation in a meta-analysis of RCTs. METHODS: RCTs comparing different DAPT durations after drug-eluting stent placement were sought through the MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases and the proceedings of international meetings...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427472/optimising-conservative-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Katherine J Simson, Clint T Miller, Jon Ford, Andrew Hahne, Luana Main, Timo Rantalainen, Wei-Peng Teo, Megan Teychenne, David Connell, Guy Trudel, Guoyan Zheng, Gary Thickbroom, Daniel L Belavy
BACKGROUND: Lower back pain is a global health issue affecting approximately 80% of people at some stage in their life. The current literature suggests that any exercise is beneficial for reducing back pain. However, as pain is a subjective evaluation and physical deficits are evident in low back pain, using it as the sole outcome measure to evaluate superiority of an exercise protocol for low back pain treatment is insufficient. The overarching goal of the current clinical trial is to implement two common, conservative intervention approaches and examine their impact on deficits in chronic low back pain...
April 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425733/contingent-capture-is-weakened-in-search-for-multiple-features-from-different-dimensions
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Dan Biderman, Natalie Biderman, Alon Zivony, Dominique Lamy
Can observers maintain more than 1 attentional set and search for 2 features in parallel? Previous studies that relied on attentional capture by irrelevant distractors to answer this question focused on features from the same dimension and specifically, on color. They showed that 2 separate color templates can guide attention selectively and simultaneously. Here, the authors investigated attentional guidance by 2 features from different dimensions. In three spatial-cueing experiments, they compared contingent capture during single-set versus dual-set search...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424269/risks-and-benefits-of-clopidogrel-aspirin-in-minor-stroke-or-tia-time-course-analysis-of-chance
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Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Weiqi Chen, Xia Meng, Hao Li, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, S Claiborne Johnston, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short-term time course risks and benefits of clopidogrel with aspirin in minor ischemic stroke or TIA. METHODS: Data were derived from the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients with Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events (CHANCE) trial. The primary outcome was a new ischemic stroke. Safety outcomes included any bleeding and moderate to severe bleeding. Time course analyses were performed for the outcomes of both stroke and bleeding. RESULTS: A total of 145 (71...
April 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424073/systematic-review-with-network-meta-analysis-dual-therapy-for-high-risk-bleeding-peptic-ulcers
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Keda Shi, Zeren Shen, Guiqi Zhu, Fansheng Meng, Mengli Gu, Feng Ji
BACKGROUND: Adding a second endoscopic therapy to epinephrine injection might improve hemostatic efficacy in patients with high-risk bleeding ulcers but the optimum modality remains unknown. We aimed to estimate the comparative efficacy of different dual endoscopic therapies for the management of bleeding peptic ulcers through random-effects Bayesian network meta-analysis. METHODS: Different databases were searched for controlled trials comparing dual therapy versus epinephrine monotherapy or epinephrine combined with another second modality until September, 30 2016...
April 19, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421018/the-emergence-of-explicit-knowledge-in-a-serial-reaction-time-task-the-role-of-experienced-fluency-and-strength-of-representation
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Sarah Esser, Hilde Haider
The Serial Reaction Time Task (SRTT) is an important paradigm to study the properties of unconscious learning processes. One specifically interesting and still controversially discussed topic are the conditions under which unconsciously acquired knowledge becomes conscious knowledge. The different assumptions about the underlying mechanisms can contrastively be separated into two accounts: single system views in which the strengthening of associative weights throughout training gradually turns implicit knowledge into explicit knowledge, and dual system views in which implicit knowledge itself does not become conscious...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419972/neprilysin-inhibitors-a-new-hope-to-halt-the-diabetic-cardiovascular-and-renal-complications
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REVIEW
Vajir Malek, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
Diabetes is an enormous and ever-growing calamity and a global public health threat of the 21st century. Besides insulin and oral hypoglycaemic drugs, blockage of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) denotes a key pharmacotherapy for the management of cardiovascular (CVD) and chronic kidney diseases (CKD), which are the leading causes of disability and death among diabetic patients. Neprilysin (NEP) inhibition, auxiliary to RAS blockage increases the bioavailability of natriuretic peptides and benefits the cardio-renal system...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419217/shock-efficacy-of-single-and-dual-coil-electrodes-new-insights-from-the-nordic-icd-trial
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Dietmar Bänsch, Hendrik Bonnemeier, Johan Brandt, Frank Bode, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, Oliver Ritter, Johannes Aring, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Ralph Schneider, Angelika Felk, Tino Hauser, Anika Buchholz, Gerhard Hindricks, Karl Wegscheider
Aims: Dual coil (DC) electrodes are preferred to single coil (SC) electrodes because of an assumed higher shock efficacy. However, DC-electrodes may be associated with an increased difficulty and risk of lead extraction. We aimed to compare SC- and DC-electrodes with respect to the first shock efficacy (FSE) after implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Methods and results: One thousand and seventy-seven patients of the NORDIC ICD trial were randomly assigned to first time ICD implantation with or without defibrillation (DF) testing...
April 13, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418203/effectiveness-of-vildagliptin-as-add-on-to-metformin-monotherapy-among-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-in-a-real-world-setting
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Cheli Melzer Cohen, Carla Davis, Varda Shalev, Gabriel Chodick
BACKGROUND: Vildagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4-i) commonly used as a dual oral agent with metformin, thiazolidinediones, or sulfonylurea for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The efficacy of dual therapy with vildagliptin and metformin has been established in randomized clinical trials but little evidence exists from observational studies. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effectiveness of vildagliptin as an add-on therapy to metformin in reducing HbA1c as well as its influences on body weight and blood lipids in a real-life setting...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417535/rates-of-hypoglycaemia-are-lower-in-patients-treated-with-insulin-degludec-liraglutide-ideglira-than-with-ideg-or-insulin-glargine-regardless-of-the-hypoglycaemia-definition-used
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P Norwood, R Chen, E Jaeckel, I Lingvay, H Jarlov, L Lehmann, S Heller
AIMS: The rates of hypoglycaemia reported in clinical trials are affected by the definitions of hypoglycaemia used. This post-hoc analysis took data from two trials comparing the once-daily, fixed ratio combination of insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) with basal insulin regimens, and re-analysed these data using alternative hypoglycaemia definitions and stratified outcomes by dosing time and baseline characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Post hoc analyses of the DUAL I (patients uncontrolled on oral antidiabetic drugs) and DUAL V (patients uncontrolled on insulin glargine (IGlar) U100) trials were carried out using different definitions of hypoglycaemia and by whether treatments were administered in the AM or PM...
April 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415776/targeting-protein-homeostasis-with-nelfinavir-salinomycin-dual-therapy-effectively-induces-death-of-mtorc1-hyperactive-cells
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Elaine A Dunlop, Charlotte E Johnson, Marie Wiltshire, Rachel J Errington, Andrew R Tee
Uncontrolled cell growth in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex occurs due to inappropriate activation of mechanistic (mammalian) target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). The current therapy, rapamycin, produced promising clinical trial results, but patient tumours regrow if treatment is discontinued, revealing rapamycin has cytostatic properties rather than a cytotoxic effect. Taking advantage of the enhanced levels of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress present in TSC2-null cells, we investigated drug combinations producing a cytotoxic response...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413978/advances-and-challenges-in-drug-design-of-ppar%C3%AE-ligands
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Vinicius Gonçalves Maltarollo, Thales Kronenberger, Björn Windshügel, Carsten Wrenger, Gustavo Henrique Goulart Trossini, Kathia Maria Honorio
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) are nuclear receptors activated by endogenous fatty acids and prostaglandins that are classified into three types: α, γ and δ, which have different functions and tissue distribution. PPAR modulators have been exploited to the treatment of important metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, which are considered relevant epidemic diseases currently. Along the last decades, several studies have reported structural differences between the three PPAR subtypes associated with the discovery of selective ligands, dual and pan-agonists...
April 14, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411246/growth-differentiation-factor-15-at-1%C3%A2-month-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-major-bleeding
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Daniel Lindholm, Emil Hagström, Stefan K James, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Anders Himmelmann, Hugo A Katus, Gerald Maurer, José Luis López-Sendón, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Agneta Siegbahn, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is related to major bleeding when measured at initial presentation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) treated with dual antiplatelet therapy. It is unknown whether follow-up measurements provide additional information. The objective of this study was to investigate whether GDF-15 measured 1 month after an ACS provides additional information beyond the baseline levels with regard to the risk of major bleeding. METHODS AND RESULTS: GDF-15 was measured at baseline and at 1 month after an ACS in 4049 patients included in the PLATelet inhibition and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408059/effect-of-a-high-protein-high-fiber-diet-plus-supplementation-with-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-the-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-cirrhosis
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A Ruiz-Margáin, R U Macías-Rodríguez, S L Ríos-Torres, B M Román-Calleja, O Méndez-Guerrero, P Rodríguez-Córdova, A Torre
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The potential benefits of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in cirrhosis extend beyond just the improvement of nutritional status. Their effects include improvement of glucose tolerance, oxidative stress, and inflammatory markers, as has been shown in several studies. A dual nutritional approach of a high-protein, high-fiber diet plus BCAAs in cirrhosis could have additional benefits, compared with BCAAs alone. Such an approach has not been explored and therefore the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a combination of a high-protein, high-fiber diet plus BCAA supplementation over a 6-month period of time on the nutritional status of patients with cirrhosis, as well as its safety and tolerability for those same patients...
April 10, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405324/25-oh-vitamin-d-level-has-no-impact-on-the-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-in-na%C3%A3-ve-genotype-1-hcv-infected-patients
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Arthur Belle, Emmanuel Gizard, Guillaume Conroy, Anthony Lopez, Magali Bouvier-Alias, Stéphanie Rouanet, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Jean-Pierre Bronowicki
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The impact of 25-OH vitamin D on sustained viral response (SVR) to antiviral therapy and on fibrosis progression in hepatitis C is debated. We assessed the impact of 25-OH vitamin D concentration on the efficacy of antiviral therapy in naïve genotype 1 hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients. METHODS: The study population consisted of treatment-naïve genotype 1 patients enrolled in a randomised controlled trial. A total of 516 patients received peginterferon α-2a 180 µg/week plus ribavirin 800 mg/day for 24 weeks...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399979/efficacy-of-short-term-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-implantation-of-second-generation-drug-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Huang Peisen, Yu Yuan, Han Xikun, Yang Yuejin
Objective The benefit of short-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following second-generation drug-eluting stents implantation has not been systematically evaluated. To bridge the knowledge gap, we did a meta-analysis to assess the efficacy of ≤6 months versus ≥12 months DAPT among patients with second-generation drug-eluting stents.Methods We searched online databases and identified randomized controlled trials that assess the clinical impact of short-term DAPT (≤6 months) published before March 3, 2016...
April 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397407/sanguinate-pegylated-carboxyhemoglobin-bovine-mechanism-of-action-and-clinical-update
#20
Abraham Abuchowski
Historically, blood substitutes were under development that would provide oxygen carrying capacity as well as fluid replacement for both trauma and surgical indications. Their development was halted by the inability of the products to deliver therapeutic amounts of oxygen targeted to hypoxic tissue as well as from the inherent toxicity of the molecules. This led to the concept of an oxygen therapeutic that would be targeted for indications caused by anemia/ischemia/hypoxia but would not exhibit the toxicity that plagued earlier products...
April 2017: Artificial Organs
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