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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229201/-sudden-cardiac-death-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-risk-stratification
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B Rudic, E Tülümen, V Liebe, J Kuschyk, I Akin, M Borggrefe
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major public health burden despite revolutionary progress in the last three decades in the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmia with the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are at high risk for recurrent tachyarrhythmia events. Early recognition of low left ventricular ejection fractions (≤35%) as a strong predictor of mortality and the causal association between ventricular tachyarrhythmia and SCD has led to a significant development of not only pharmacological antiarrhythmic therapy but also device-based prevention of SCD...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229164/are-cardiovascular-risk-factors-also-associated-with-the-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-field-synopsis-of-23-factors-in-32-population-based-cohorts-of-20-million-participants
#2
Victoria Allan, Shohreh Honarbakhsh, Juan-Pablo Casas, Joshua Wallace, Ross Hunter, Richard Schilling, Pablo Perel, Katherine Morley, Amitava Banerjee, Harry Hemingway
Established primary prevention strategies of cardiovascular diseases are based on understanding of risk factors, but whether the same risk factors are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) remains unclear. We conducted a systematic review and field synopsis of the associations of 23 cardiovascular risk factors and incident AF, which included 84 reports based on 28 consented and four electronic health record cohorts of 20,420,175 participants and 576,602 AF events. We identified 3-19 reports per risk factor and heterogeneity in AF definition, quality of reporting, and adjustment...
February 23, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228148/the-effect-of-melatonin-on-depressive-symptoms-anxiety-circadian-and-sleep-disturbances-in-patients-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-medacis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michael Tvilling Madsen, Anders Isbrand, Ulla Overgaard Andersen, Lars Juel Andersen, Mustafa Taskiran, Erik Simonsen, Ismail Gögenur
BACKGROUND: Depression following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) constitutes a serious and debilitating problem. Approximately one in five patients will develop significant depression following ACS and less severe depressive symptoms are even more frequent. Furthermore, anxiety symptoms and sleep-wake disturbances are frequent. The objective of the MEDACIS trial is to investigate whether prophylactic treatment with melatonin has a preventive effect on depression, depressive and anxiety symptoms, sleep, and circadian disturbances following ACS...
February 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226384/-the-use-of-nudging-for-primary-prevention-a-review-and-perspectives-for-germany
#4
Mathias Krisam, Peter von Philipsborn, Björn Meder
Nudging as a means of influencing human behaviour has received increasing attention by policy makers, including those in the field of public health. Nudges are generally understood as specific aspects of a choice architecture that make certain behaviours more likely to occur without mandating them through binding rules, and without relying on economic incentives. Following the example of the United States and Great Britain, the German government has established a working group tasked with advising the federal government on the use of nudging and other behavioural interventions in policy making...
February 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225483/homocysteine-and-all-cause-mortality-in-hypertensive-adults-without-pre-existing-cardiovascular-conditions-effect-modification-by-mthfr-c677t-polymorphism
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Benjamin Xu, Xiangyi Kong, Richard Xu, Yun Song, Lishun Liu, Ziyi Zhou, Rui Gu, Xiuli Shi, Min Zhao, Xiao Huang, Mingli He, Jia Fu, Yefeng Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoshu Cheng, Changyan Wu, Fang Chen, Yan Zhang, Genfu Tang, Xianhui Qin, Binyan Wang, Hao Xue, Yundai Chen, Ye Tian, Ningling Sun, Yimin Cui, Fan Fan Hou, Jianping Li, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies support an association between elevated total homocysteine (tHcy) levels and increased all-cause mortality. However, few prospective studies have examined this association in hypertensive patients, and/or tested any effect modification by the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T genotype. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial. Serum tHcy and folate were measured at baseline. Individual MTHFR C677T genotype (CC, CT, and TT) was determined...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223407/polygenic-risk-score-identifies-subgroup-with-higher-burden-of-atherosclerosis-and-greater-relative-benefit-from-statin-therapy-in-the-primary-prevention-setting
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Pradeep Natarajan, Robin Young, Nathan O Stitziel, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Samantha Sartori, Valentin Fuster, Dermot F Reilly, Adam S Butterworth, Daniel J Rader, Ian Ford, Naveed Sattar, Sekar Kathiresan
Background -Relative risk reduction with statin therapy has been consistent across nearly all subgroups studied to date. However, in analyses of two randomized controlled primary prevention trials (ASCOT and JUPITER), statin therapy led to a greater relative risk reduction among a subgroup at high genetic risk. Here, we sought to confirm this observation in a third primary prevention randomized controlled trial. Additionally, we assessed if those at high genetic risk had a greater burden of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
February 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220942/crt-induced-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-what-s-the-mechanism
#7
Sanoj Chacko, Enes Gul, Chris Simpson, Adrian Baranchuk
A 56-year-old woman with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction received cardiac resynchronization defibrillator therapy (CRT-D; St Jude Medical Quadra Assura, CA, USA), for primary prevention and management of heart failure. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217224/mortality-and-predictors-of-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-in-japanese-patients-with-multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-ii-criteria
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Yoshimori An, Kenji Ando, Yoshimitsu Soga, Akihiro Nomura, Michio Nagashima, Kentaro Hayashi, Yu Makihara, Masato Fukunaga, Ken-Ichi Hiroshima, Masakiyo Nobuyoshi, Masahiko Goya
BACKGROUND: Data regarding long-term mortality and factors influencing appropriate therapies in Japanese patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), who satisfy the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT II) criteria for primary prevention, remain scarce. METHODS: A total of 118 consecutive patients who underwent ICD implantation without any prior ventricular arrhythmic event, from January 2000 to December 2012, were enrolled based on the MADIT II criteria: left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of ≤30% with ischemic heart disease and at least 4 weeks after a myocardial infarction...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215517/rifaximin-and-diverticular-disease-position-paper-of-the-italian-society-of-gastroenterology-sige
#9
Rosario Cuomo, Giovanni Barbara, Bruno Annibale
Management of diverticular disease has significantly improved in the last decade. Antibiotic treatment is used for symptom relief and prevention of complications. In Italy, the non-absorbable antibiotic rifaximin is one of the most frequently used drugs, and it is perceived as the reference drug to treat symptomatic diverticular disease. Its non-systemic absorption and high faecal concentrations have oriented rifaximin use to the gastrointestinal tract, where rifaximin exerts eubiotic effects representing an additional value to its antibiotic activity...
February 1, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213711/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-primary-prevention-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-post-danish-an-updated-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Georg Wolff, Yingfeng Lin, Athanasios Karathanos, Maximilian Brockmeyer, Susanne Wolters, Bernd Nowak, Alexander Fürnkranz, Hisaki Makimoto, Malte Kelm, Volker Schulze
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is frequent in patients with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (ICD) device therapy is currently used for primary prevention. However, publication of the DANISH trial has recently given reason for doubt, showing no significant improvement in all-cause mortality in comparison to contemporary medical therapy. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials comparing ICD therapy to medical therapy (MT) for primary prevention in DCM...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213597/retrospective-examination-of-lipid-lowering-treatment-patterns-in-a-real-world-high-risk-cohort-in-the-uk-in-2014-comparison-with-the-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-2014-lipid-modification-guidelines
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Dylan L Steen, Irfan Khan, David Ansell, Robert J Sanchez, Kausik K Ray
BACKGROUND: In 2014, guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provided updated recommendations on lipid-modifying therapy (LMT). We assessed clinical practice contemporaneous to release of these guidelines in a UK general practice setting for secondary and high-risk primary-prevention populations, and extrapolated the findings to UK nation level. METHODS: Patients from The Health Improvement Network database with the following criteria were included: lipid profile in 2014 (index date); ≥20 years of age; ≥2 years representation in database prior to index; ≥1 statin indication either for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or the non-ASCVD conditions high-risk diabetes mellitus and/or chronic kidney disease...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212109/sustainable-exposure-prevention-through-innovative-detection-and-remediation-technologies-from-the-niehs-superfund-research-program
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Heather F Henry, William A Suk
Innovative devices and tools for exposure assessment and remediation play an integral role in preventing exposure to hazardous substances. New solutions for detecting and remediating organic, inorganic, and mixtures of contaminants can improve public health as a means of primary prevention. Using a public health prevention model, detection and remediation technologies contribute to primary prevention as tools to identify areas of high risk (e.g. contamination hotspots), to recognize hazards (bioassay tests), and to prevent exposure through contaminant cleanups...
February 17, 2017: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211106/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-investigating-a-mediterranean-diet-intervention-in-pregnant-women-for-the-primary-prevention-of-allergic-diseases-in-infants
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D A Sewell, V S Hammersley, A Robertson, G Devereux, A Stoddart, C J Weir, A Worth, A Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest a potentially protective role of the Mediterranean diet (MD) in allergic diseases, including asthma. Large scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are needed to test the hypothesised allergy-prevention benefits of a MD during pregnancy. The present two-arm pilot RCT in pregnant women at high-risk of having a child who would develop allergic disease investigated maternal recruitment, retention and acceptability of an MD dietary intervention in the UK...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: the Official Journal of the British Dietetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209187/perceptions-and-experiences-of-pregnant-women-about-routine-hiv-testing-and-counselling-in-ghimbi-town-ethiopia-a-qualitative-study
#14
Israel Mitiku, Adamu Addissie, Mitike Molla
BACKGROUND: Ethiopia has implemented routine HIV testing and counselling using a provider initiated HIV testing ('opt-out' approach) to achieve high coverage of testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. However, women's perceptions and experiences with this approach have not been well studied. We conducted a qualitative study to explore pregnant women's perceptions and experiences of routine HIV testing and counselling in Ghimbi town, Ethiopia, in May 2013. In-depth interviews were held with 28 women tested for HIV at antenatal clinics (ANC), as well as four health workers involved in routine HIV testing and counselling...
February 16, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203346/ezetimibe-an-update-on-its-clinical-usefulness-in-specific-patient-groups
#15
REVIEW
Daniel Hammersley, Mark Signy
The aim of pharmacological lipid modification is to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) as a means of either secondary or primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Statins are the first-line therapy for pharmacological lipid modification. Ezetimibe is a drug which reduces LDL-C by selectively inhibiting intestinal cholesterol absorption. This provides an alternative pharmacological approach to that of statin therapy to reduce LDL-C. Ezetimibe has been shown to significantly reduce levels of LDL-C and recently, as demonstrated in the IMPROVE-IT trial, to reduce the rate of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202284/post-stroke-epilepsy
#16
REVIEW
Tomotaka Tanaka, Masafumi Ihara
Post-stroke epilepsy (PSE) is a common complication after stroke, yet treatment options remain limited. While many physicians prescribe antiepileptic drugs (AED) for secondary prevention of PSE, it is unclear which treatments are most effective in the prevention of recurrence of symptoms, or whether such therapy is needed for primary prevention. This review discusses the current understanding of epidemiology, diagnoses, mechanisms, risk factors, and treatments of PSE.
February 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201922/diagnosis-of-osteoporosis-in-rural-arctic-greenland-a-clinical-case-using-plain-chest-radiography-for-secondary-prevention-and-consideration-of-tools-for-primary-prevention-in-remote-areas
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Inuuteq Fleischer, Louise K Schæbel, Nadja Albertsen, Vibeke N Sørensen, Stig Andersen
CONTEXT: Osteoporosis is a frequent disease in many populations. The hallmark is fragility fractures, which are harbingers of future fractures, disability, mortality and cost on society. The occurrence increases with age, low vitamin D level and smoking. Smoking rates are high, vitamin D is low and life expectancy is rising steeply in Greenland, as is the need for focus on osteoporosis. We report a case that uses a simple and readily available tool to diagnose osteoporosis at the hospital in Sisimiut, a town of 5000 inhabitants on the west coast of Greenland...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196265/association-of-coronary-artery-calcium-in-adults-aged-32-to-46-years-with-incident-coronary-heart-disease-and-death
#18
John Jeffrey Carr, David R Jacobs, James G Terry, Christina M Shay, Stephen Sidney, Kiang Liu, Pamela J Schreiner, Cora E Lewis, James M Shikany, Jared P Reis, David C Goff
Importance: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, prognostic data on CAC are limited in younger adults. Objective: To determine if CAC in adults aged 32 to 46 years is associated with incident clinical CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality during 12.5 years of follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study is a prospective community-based study that recruited 5115 black and white participants aged 18 to 30 years from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193617/prescribing-tamoxifen-in-primary-care-for-the-prevention-of-breast-cancer-a-national-online-survey-of-gps-attitudes
#19
Samuel G Smith, Robbie Foy, Jennifer A McGowan, Lindsay C Kobayashi, Andrea de Censi, Karen Brown, Lucy Side, Jack Cuzick
BACKGROUND: The cancer strategy for England (2015-2020) recommends GPs prescribe tamoxifen for breast cancer primary prevention among women at increased risk. AIM: To investigate GPs' attitudes towards prescribing tamoxifen. DESIGN AND SETTING: In an online survey, GPs in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales (n = 928) were randomised using a 2 × 2 between-subjects design to read one of four vignettes describing a healthy patient seeking a tamoxifen prescription...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192569/implementing-primary-prevention-for-peanut-allergy-at-a-population-level
#20
Paul J Turner, Dianne E Campbell
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February 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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