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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937925/effect-of-self-reported-distress-thermometer-score-on-the-maximal-handgrip-and-pinch-strength-measurements-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Stephanie Camilleri, Stephanie Chong, Kamonwan Tangvoraphonkchai, Suree Yoowannakul, Andrew Davenport
BACKGROUND: Muscle weakness is a risk factor for mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Muscle strength measurements are routinely used as a screening tool but depend on patient cooperation and motivation. We wished to determine whether measuring maximal voluntary muscle strength was affected by patient self-reported distress. METHODS: We measured pinch strength (PS) and handgrip strength (HGS) in 382 adult HD patients with a corresponding self-reported distress thermometer (DT) scores...
October 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937039/safety-and-necessity-of-antiplatelet-therapy-on-patients-underwent-endovascular-aortic-repair-with-both-stanford-type-b-aortic-dissection-and-coronary-heart-disease
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Rui-Xia He, Lei Zhang, Tie-Nan Zhou, Wen-Jie Yuan, Yan-Jie Liu, Wen-Xia Fu, Quan-Min Jing, Hai-Wei Liu, Xiao-Zeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute aortic dissection is known as the most dangerous aortic disease, with management and prognosis determined as the disruption of the medial layer provoked by intramural bleeding. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and necessity of antiplatelet therapy on patients with Stanford Type B aortic dissection (TBAD) who underwent endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: The present study retrospectively analyzed 388 patients with TBAD who underwent EVAR and coronary angiography...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936833/-mechanism-of-salvianolate-injection-combined-with-aspirin-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-pectoris-based-on-biomolecules-network
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Yuan Li, Lian-Xin Wang, Yan-Ming Xie
Biomolecular network analysis was used to predict the mechanism of Salvianolate injection combined with aspirin for the treatment of stable angina pectoris(SAP). Related genes of Salvianolate injection, aspirin and SAP were obtained from Genecards, STITCH and DisGeNET databases. Agilent literature search software was used to construct biomolecular network; modules were identified by AP, MCODE and MCL methods. DAVID software was used for identification of related KEGG pathways. Results showed that Salvianolate injection and aspirin had a coverage rate of 45...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933290/nutraceuticals-and-repurposed-drugs-of-phytochemical-origin-in-prevention-and-interception-of-chronic-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
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Adriana Albini, Barbara Bassani, Denisa Baci, Katiuscia Dallaglio, Matteo Gallazzi, Paola Corradino, Antonino Bruno, Douglas M Noonan
Chronic, degenerative diseases are often characterized by inflammation and aberrant angiogenesis. For many of these pathologies, including rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity, current therapies have limited efficacy, thus the validation of novel (chemo)preventive and interceptive approaches, of new or repurposed agents, alone or in combination with registered drugs, are urgently required. Phytochemicals (triterpenoids, flavonoids, retinoids) and their derivatives, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin) as well as biguanides (metformin and phenformin) originally developed from phytochemical backbones, are multi-target agents showing anti-angiogenic and anti-anti-inflammatory proprieties...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917612/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-anti-thyroid-antibodies-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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Torie C Plowden, Enrique F Schisterman, Lindsey A Sjaarda, Neil J Perkins, Robert Silver, Rose Radin, Keewan Kim, Noya Galai, Alan H DeCherney, Sunni L Mumford
BACKGROUND: Overt thyroid dysfunction has been associated with adverse obstetrical outcomes. However, less is known regarding subclinical hypothyroidism or thyroid autoimmunity and their relationship to pregnancy complications. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between pre-pregnancy anti-thyroid antibodies and subclinical hypothyroidism and preterm delivery (PTD), gestational diabetes (GDM), and preeclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of 18-40 year old women with 1-2 prior pregnancy losses (n=1193) participating in a multi-center randomized, placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913755/management-and-clinical-outcome-of-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-austria-results-from-5%C3%A2-years-of-the-clarify-registry
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Irene M Lang, Roza Badr-Eslam, Nicola Greenlaw, Robin Young, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) is growing because of an improvement in outcomes and survival from acute disease episodes. Nevertheless, these patients remain at high risk of cardiovascular events. Thus, CAD management is important in prevention of disease progression. The objective of this analysis was to describe disease management and clinical outcome of Austrian outpatients with stable CAD over 5 years by using data from the international CLARIFY registry...
September 14, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901251/case-report-severe-hematological-muscle-and-liver-toxicity-caused-by-drugs-and-artichoke-infusion-interaction-in-an-elderly-polymedicated-patient
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M G Campos, J Machado, M L Costa, S Lino, F Correia, F Maltez
Case report, in a patient with a history of diabetes and hypertension, treated with metformin, gliclazide, enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine, aspirin and diazepam, recently medicated for a gouty crisis with colchicine and clonixin without improvement. Believing it could help in the treatment of gouty crisis symptoms he took about 1.5 L of artichoke infusion (Cynara cardunculus). He felt better and did agriculture work but developed a distal muscle pain, severe anemia, standard biochemical liver cholestasis, increase of alkaline phosphatase and marked increase of inflammatory parameters (hyperleucocytosis) and enters in the emergency department at the hospital...
September 12, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895030/type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-prevention-the-dogmas-disputed
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Dario Giugliano, Maria Ida Maiorino, Giuseppe Bellastella, Katherine Esposito
In randomized controlled trials (RCTs), more intensive glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes leads to a modest (9%) reduction in major cardiovascular events (MACE), associated with a 20% reduction of kidney events and 13% reduction of eye events. The FDA issued guidance in 2008 led to the conduct of numerous cardiovascular outcomes (CVOT) trials to assess cardiovascular safety of new antihyperglycemic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes. The results of these trials show that insulin glargine, three different dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (saxagliptin, alogliptin, and sitagliptin) and lixisenatide (a glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonist) produce no significant difference in CVOT when compared with usual care or placebo...
September 11, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888344/plasma-retinol-binding-protein-4-levels-and-the-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-among-women
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Pamela M Rist, Monik C Jiménez, Shelley S Tworoger, Frank B Hu, JoAnn E Manson, Qi Sun, Kathryn M Rexrode
BACKGROUND: Plasma retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) levels have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and risk of coronary heart disease, but little is known about the association between RBP4 and the risk of ischemic stroke. We hypothesized that elevated RBP4 levels would be associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke among women. METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study among women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study who provided blood samples between 1989 and 1990 and were free of prior stroke and cancer...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885223/prescription-audit-of-nsaids-and-gastroprotective-strategy-in-elderly-in-primary-care
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Khalid Ahmed Jassim Al Khaja, Sindhan Veeramuthu, Husain Ahmed Isa, Reginald Paul Sequeira
BACKGROUND: The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) is deemed a major risk factor for peptic ulcer disease in elderly population that requires concomitant therapy with gastroprotective agents (GPAs). OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the rational prescribing of NSAIDs and GPAs, and extent of adherence to the guideline recommendations in primary care. METHODS: Nationwide audit of prescriptions issued to elderly patients (≥65 years) with hypertension or diabetic hypertension in primary care...
2017: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875481/proteinuria-predicts-resistance-to-antiplatelet-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke
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Gemlyn George, Nikul Patel, Cecilia Jang, David Wheeler, Sridhara S Yaddanapudi, Jonathan Dissin, Ramani Balu, Janani Rangaswami
The occurrence of a stroke while on antiplatelet agents presents a therapeutic dilemma. One of the main causes for recurrent strokes is antiplatelet resistance more commonly known as high on treatment platelet reactivity (HTPR). Prior studies have established that proteinuria is associated with HTPR following myocardial infarction. Here, we investigated whether dipstick proteinuria correlates with HTPR in patients presenting with stroke. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of 102 patients admitted for a recurrent ischemic stroke that had either a VerifyNow aspirin or VerifyNow clopidogrel laboratory test performed to assess platelet reactivity...
September 5, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856581/impact-of-clinical-factors-on-the-achievement-of-target-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients-from-ivanovo-region-of-russia-data-of-2015
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A R Kiselev, O M Posnenkova, O A Belova, S V Romanchuk, Y V Popova, M D Prokhorov, V I Gridnev
INTRODUCTION: In Russia, blood pressure (BP) control is below the optimal. The little is known about regional features and barriers to adequate BP control in Russian primary care. AIM: To evaluate the impact of clinical factors on achieving the target BP in hypertensive patients in one region of Russia. METHODS: Retrospective medical data of 2015 on 11,129 patients (31.4% male) with hypertension (Htn) from Ivanovo region of Russia were examined...
August 30, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853115/effects-of-mandatory-screening-labs-in-directing-the-disposition-of-the-apparently-healthy-psychiatric-patient-in-the-emergency-department
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Karyn E Kagel, Meghan Smith, Ilya V Latyshenko, Christopher Mitchell, Andrew Kagel
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether mandatory psychiatric admission laboratory tests yield results that change the disposition of a patient with primary psychiatric complaint from admission to a psychiatric service to admission to a medical service. METHODS: This was a single center retrospective cohort chart review study approved by the facility Institutional Review Board in which we used a records database maintained by the emergency department's social workers to access the records of every patient that presented to our emergency department with a psychiatric chief complaint between the dates of December 1, 2011, and December 1, 2013...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846803/comprehensive-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-women
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Suegene K Lee, Jay Khambhati, Tina Varghese, Eric P Stahl, Sonali Kumar, Pratik B Sandesara, Nanette K Wenger, Laurence S Sperling
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains the leading cause of mortality in women. Historically, medical research has focused on male patients, and subsequently, there has been decreased awareness of the burden of ASCVD in females until recent years. The biological differences between sexes and differences in societal expectations defined by gender roles contribute to gender differences in ASCVD risk factors. With these differing risk profiles, risk assessment, risk stratification, and primary preventive measures of ASCVD are different in women and men...
August 28, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845890/long-term-aspirin-does-not-lower-risk-of-stroke-and-increases-bleeding-risk-in-low-risk-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-patients
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Victoria Jacobs, Heidi T May, Tami L Bair, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler DO, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, J Peter Weiss, T Jared Bunch
BACKGROUND: Stroke risk is a significant concern in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Low stroke risk patients (CHADS2 VASc 0-2) are often treated long-term with aspirin after catheter ablation. Defining the long-term risks versus benefits of aspirin therapy, after an ablation, is essential to validate this common clinical approach. METHODS: A total of 4,124 AF ablation patients undergoing their index ablation were included in this retrospective observational study...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842323/associations-of-statins-and-diabetes-with-diagnosis-of-ulcerated-cutaneous-melanoma
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Lena A von Schuckmann, David Smith, Maria Celia B Hughes, Maryrose Malt, Jolieke C van der Pols, Kiarash Khosrotehrani, Bernard M Smithers, Adele C Green
Ulcerated primary melanomas are associated with an inflammatory tumor micro-environment. We hypothesised that systemic pro-inflammatory states and anti-inflammatory medications are also associated with a diagnosis of ulcerated melanoma. In a cross-sectional study of 787 patients with newly-diagnosed clinical stage IB or II melanoma, we estimated odds ratios (ORs) for the association of pro-inflammatory factors (high body mass index (BMI), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and smoking) or use of anti-inflammatory medications (statins, aspirin, corticosteroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), with ulcerated primary melanoma using regression models and subgroup analyses to control for melanoma thickness and mitotic rate...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841028/clinical-impact-and-predictors-of-complete-st-segment-resolution-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-subanalysis-of-the-atlantic-trial
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Enrico Fabris, Arnoud van 't Hof, Christian W Hamm, Frédéric Lapostolle, Jens F Lassen, Shaun G Goodman, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Leonardo Bolognese, Angel Cequier, Mohamed Chettibi, Christopher J Hammett, Kurt Huber, Magnus Janzon, Béla Merkely, Robert F Storey, Uwe Zeymer, Warren J Cantor, Anne Tsatsaris, Mathieu Kerneis, Abdourahmane Diallo, Eric Vicaut, Gilles Montalescot
BACKGROUND: In the ATLANTIC (Administration of Ticagrelor in the catheterization laboratory or in the Ambulance for New ST elevation myocardial Infarction to open the Coronary artery) trial the early use of aspirin, anticoagulation, and ticagrelor coupled with very short medical contact-to-balloon times represent good indicators of optimal treatment of ST-elevation myocardial infarction and an ideal setting to explore which factors may influence coronary reperfusion beyond a well-established pre-hospital system...
August 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836972/access-to-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-integral-in-the-management-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-uganda-insights-from-the-accodad-study
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Davis Kibirige, David Atuhe, Leaticia Kampiire, Daniel Ssekikubo Kiggundu, Pamela Donggo, Juliet Nabbaale, Raymond Mbayo Mwebaze, Robert Kalyesubula, William Lumu
BACKGROUND: Despite the burgeoning burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in low and middle income countries (LMIC), access to affordable essential medicines and diagnostic tests for DM and CVD still remain a challenge in clinical practice. The Access to Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease, Diabetes mellitus and Asthma Drugs and diagnostics (ACCODAD) study aimed at providing contemporary information about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests integral in the management of DM and CVD in Uganda...
August 24, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822509/prevalence-and-control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-stable-coronary-artery-outpatients-in-india-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-world-an-analysis-from-international-clarify-registry
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Upendra KauL, Subramaniam Natrajan, Jamshed Dalal, Ram Kirti Saran
OBJECTIVES: We describe the clinical characteristics, prevalence and control of coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors of the Indian cohort enrolled in the CLARIFY registry and compare them with data from rest of the world (ROW). METHODS: CLARIFY is an international, prospective, observational, longitudinal cohort study in stable CAD outpatients. The baseline data of Indian cohort (n=709) were compared to ROW (n=31994). RESULTS: The CLARIFY India patients were significantly younger than the ROW (59...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819363/combined-analysis-of-endothelial-hematopoietic-and-mesenchymal-stem-cell-compartments-shows-simultaneous-but-independent-effects-of-age-and-heart-disease
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Carine Ghem, Lucinara Dadda Dias, Roberto Tofani Sant'Anna, Renato A K Kalil, Melissa Markoski, Nance Beyer Nardi
Clinical trials using stem cell therapy for heart diseases have not reproduced the initial positive results obtained with animal models. This might be explained by a decreased regenerative capacity of stem cells collected from the patients. This work aimed at the simultaneous investigation of endothelial stem/progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs), and hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSCs) in sternal bone marrow samples of patients with ischemic or valvular heart disease, using flow cytometry and colony assays...
2017: Stem Cells International
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