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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224924/left-bundle-branch-block-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-presentation-treatment-and-trends-in-outcome-from-1997-to-2016-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Paul Erne, Juan F Iglesias, Philip Urban, Franz R Eberli, Hans Rickli, René Simon, Thomas A Fischer, Dragana Radovanovic
BACKGROUND: Whether patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting with new or presumed new left bundle-branch block (LBBB) should be treated in the same way as those presenting with ST-elevation (STE) is still a matter of debate. METHODS: Data from 28,358 patients enrolled in AMIS Plus from 1997 to 2016 were analyzed to evaluate differences in treatment and outcome of patients presenting with LBBB (n=2295) or STE (n=26,090) on their initial electrocardiogram using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188508/potentially-inappropriate-prescribing-and-associated-factors-in-elderly-patients-at-hospital-discharge-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ana Luiza Pereira Moreira Mori, Renata Cunha Carvalho, Patricia Melo Aguiar, Maria Goretti Farias de Lima, Magali da Silva Pacheco Nobre Rossi, José Fernando Salvador Carrillo, Egídio Lima Dórea, Sílvia Storpirtis
Background The Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions/Screening Tool to Alert doctors to Right Treatment (STOPP/START) criteria is used to identify instances of potentially inappropriate prescribing in a patient's medication regimen. Objective To determine the prevalence and predictors of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and potential prescribing omissions (PPOs) among elderly patients at hospital discharge. Setting A university hospital medical clinic in Brazil. Method Discharge prescriptions were examined using the STOPP/START criteria...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138903/the-treatment-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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REVIEW
Imran Jivraj, Madhura Tamhankar
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic inflammatory vasculitis affecting medium and large vessels with potentially sight and life-threatening complications. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are imperative in order to prevent vision loss and progression of the disease. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are inflammatory markers which are elevated in the majority of patients and support the diagnosis of GCA among patients who present with typical symptoms. GCA is confirmed with superficial temporal artery biopsy which demonstrates characteristic pathological findings...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138011/systematic-review-of-%C3%AE-blocker-aspirin-and-statin-in-critically-ill-patients-importance-of-severity-of-illness-and-cardiac-troponin
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Florence G Rothenberg, Michael B Clay, Hina Jamali, Robin H Vandivier-Pletsch
Non-cardiac critically ill patients with type II myocardial infarction (MI) have a high risk of mortality. There are no evidence-based interventions to mitigate this risk. We systematically reviewed the literature regarding the use of medications known to reduce mortality in patients with cardiac troponin (cTn) elevation due to type I MI (β blockers, statin, and aspirin) in studies of critically ill patients without Type I MI. All PubMed publications between 1976-2/19/16 were reviewed. Search terms included: β blocker or aspirin or statin and intensive care unit (ICU) or critically ill or sepsis; 497 primary references were obtained...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129248/efficacy-of-aspirin-and-statins-in-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-uncomplicated-hypertensive-participants-a-korean-national-cohort-study
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Chan Joo Lee, Jaewon Oh, Sang-Hak Lee, Seok-Min Kang, Donghoon Choi, Hyeon-Chang Kim, Sungha Park
INTRODUCTION: To determine whether the addition of aspirin to a statin regimen is beneficial in reducing cardiovascular mortality, we analyzed data for uncomplicated hypertensive patients included in the Korea National Health Insurance sample cohort. METHOD: Among the 758 433 eligible participants aged 20 years or older in 2005, 31 115 participants were selected and divided into four groups: no-treatment group (N = 19 628); aspirin alone group (N = 4814); statins alone group (N = 4717); and combined treatment group (N = 1956)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126172/effect-of-%C3%AE-blocker-on-aneurysm-sac-behavior-after-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-repair
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Wonho Kim, Ripal T Gandhi, Constantino S Peña, Raul E Herrera, Melanie B Schernthaner, Athanassios Tsoukas, Juan M Acuña, Barry T Katzen
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine whether β-blocker (BB) therapy is associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) sac regression after endovascular abdominal aortic repair (EVAR). METHODS: A total of 198 patients (mean age, 76 years) who underwent EVAR were analyzed (104 in the BB group and 94 in the non-BB group). The primary end point was the incidence of AAA sac regression at 1 and 2 years. RESULTS: Hypertension, coronary artery disease, and hyperlipidemia were more common in the BB group...
February 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123076/cardiovascular-disease-in-cancer-survivors
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REVIEW
Tochi M Okwuosa, Sarah Anzevino, Ruta Rao
Certain cancer therapies, including radiation therapy and some types of chemotherapies, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. Some of these effects such as those presented by anthracyclines, radiation therapy, cisplatin, as well as those presented by hormone therapy for breast cancer-usually taken for many years for some breast and prostate cancers-are long-lasting and associated with cardiovascular events risk more than 20 years after cancer treatment. Cardiovascular testing, diagnostic assessment of suspected cardiovascular symptomatology, as well as laboratory tests for CVD risk factors are imperative...
February 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120185/drug-therapy-for-stable-angina-pectoris
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Talla A Rousan, Sunil T Mathew, Udho Thadani
Chronic stable angina pectoris refers to the predictable, reproducible occurrence of pressure or a choking sensation in the chest or adjacent areas caused by myocardial ischemia in association with physical or emotional stress, and cessation of exertion and or sublingual nitroglycerin invariably relieves the discomfort. It is a common presenting symptom of severe narrowing of one or more coronary arteries, non-obstructive coronary arteries, or even when the coronary arteries are angiographically normal. Patients often avoid activities which precipitate symptoms and have impaired quality of life...
January 24, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119386/survival-prospects-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-uk-a-matched-cohort-study-1987-2011
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Lisanne A Gitsels, Elena Kulinskaya, Nicholas Steel
OBJECTIVES: Estimate survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over and the effect of recommended treatments. DESIGN: Cohort study in the UK with routinely collected data between January 1987 and March 2011. SETTING: 310 general practices that contributed to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 4 cohorts who reached the age of 60, 65, 70, or 75 years between 1987 and 2011 included 16 744, 43 528, 73 728, and 76 392 participants, respectively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088656/low-dose-aspirin-use-and-survival-in-breast-cancer-patients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Úna C Mc Menamin, Chris R Cardwell, Carmel M Hughes, Liam J Murray
BACKGROUND: Preclinical evidence from breast cancer cell lines and animal models suggest that aspirin could have anti-cancer properties. In a large breast cancer patient cohort, we investigated whether post-diagnostic low-dose aspirin use was associated with a reduction in the risk of breast cancer-specific mortality. METHODS: We identified 15,140 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients within the Scottish Cancer Registry. Linkages to the Scottish Prescribing Information System provided data on dispensed medications and breast cancer-specific deaths were identified from National Records of Scotland Death Records...
January 12, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087575/treating-inflammation-and-infection-in-the-21st-century-new-hints-from-decoding-resolution-mediators-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Charles N Serhan
Practitioners of ancient societies from the time of Hippocrates and earlier recognized and treated the signs of inflammation, heat, redness, swelling, and pain with agents that block or inhibit proinflammatory chemical mediators. More selective drugs are available today, but this therapeutic concept has not changed. Because the acute inflammatory response is host protective to contain foreign invaders, much of today's pharmacopeia can cause serious unwanted side effects, such as immune suppression. Uncontrolled inflammation is now considered pathophysiologic and is associated with many widely occurring diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, obesity, and asthma, as well as classic inflammatory diseases (e...
January 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075470/combined-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-aspirin-on-growth-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yan He, Huarong Huang, Chelsea Farischon, Dongli Li, Zhiyun Du, Kun Zhang, Xi Zheng, Susan Goodin
Epidemiologic studies indicate the use of either statins or aspirin have beneficial effects in prostate cancer patients. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects and mechanisms of atorvastatin and aspirin alone or in combination in human prostate cancer cells cultured in vitro and grown as xenograft tumors in severe combined immune-deficient (SCID) mice. The growth and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells were determined by the trypan blue exclusion and propidium iodide staining assays. Activation of the nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) was measured by luciferase reporter assay, and the levels of phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription (Stat)3 and phospho-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk)1/2 were determined by western blot analysis...
February 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074771/-practical-management-of-troponin-screening-after-non-cardiac-surgery
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Christian Sahlholt Meyhoff, Dan Isbye, Benedikte Møhl Halle, Søren Pedersen, Theis Skovsgaard Itenov, Mustafa Taskiran, Ismail Gögenur
Myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery (MINS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Routine troponin screening is necessary to identify patients with MINS. Although some evidence indicates benefit with aspirin and statin therapy in these patients, a number of clinical considerations must be done in the practical management of MINS. This article describes current experience with identification and treatment in Denmark of patients with MINS.
January 2, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072892/use-of-statins-and-aspirin-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-among-hiv-positive-patients-a-survey-among-italian-hiv-physicians
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Paolo Maggi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Stefania Cicalini, Maurizio D'Abbraccio, Gabriella D'Ettorre, Antonio Di Biagio, Canio Martinelli, Giuseppe Nunnari, Stefano Rusconi, Laura Sighinolfi, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, Nicola Squillace
We conducted a survey among Italian HIV specialists to study the utilization of statins and aspirin, administering a questionnaire aimed at investigating their use, the use of guidelines and scores, and the management of interactions. The answers were uniform in the different geographic areas. The majority directly prescribe statins and 43% of them prescribe aspirin. The majority follows guidelines and utilize scores to calculate the CV risk. Our survey demonstrates the commitment and autonomy in prescribing statins and aspirin of Italian physicians...
10, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056758/thrombotic-management-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome-towards-novel-targeted-therapies
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Md Asiful Islam, Fahmida Alam, Kah Keng Wong, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Siew Hua Gan
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidity with persistent levels of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs). The development of thrombosis in APS is mediated by aPLs and contributes to the high mortality rate in APS patients. However, although APS has been reported for more than 30 years, there has been no optimal regimen for its prevention or for the management of thrombosis, mainly because the mainstay treatment strategies for managing APS are not targeted towards aPL-mediated thrombotic pathophysiology...
5, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049984/clinical-outcomes-in-diabetic-patients-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-during-the-plain-old-balloon-angioplasty-poba-bare-metal-stents-bms-and-drug-eluting-stents-des-eras-from-1984-to-2010
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hirokazu Konishi, Shuta Tsuboi, Manabu Ogita, Tomotaka Dohi, Takatoshi Kasai, Hiroshi Tamura, Shinya Okazaki, Kikuo Isoda, Hiroyuki Daida
Objective Diabetes is a negative predictor in coronary artery disease patients. Since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), PCI has evolved through technological advances in devices, improvements in operators' techniques and the establishment of effective therapeutic protocols. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in the clinical outcomes following PCI in patients with diabetes. Methods We compared the clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes following PCI from 1984 to 2010 at Juntendo University over three eras (plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA)-, bare metal stents (BMS)- and drug-eluting stents (DES)-eras)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044391/initial-electrocardiogram-as-determinant-of-hospital-course-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Michael A Millard, Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Luke C Kohan, Robert C Schutt, Ellen C Keeley
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have an initial electrocardiogram (ECG) that is nondiagnostic and are definitively diagnosed on a subsequent ECG. Our aim was to assess whether patients with a nondiagnostic initial ECG are different than those with a diagnostic initial ECG. METHODS: We collected demographic, ECG, medication, angiographic, and in-hospital clinical outcome data in consecutive patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI at our institution from June 2009 to June 2013...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042404/in-hospital-and-one-year-clinical-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-oman-pci-registry
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Prashanth Panduranga, Majdah Al-Rashidi, Fatma Al-Hajri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the in-hospital and one-year clinical outcome of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center, observational study looking at patients > 18 years old who underwent a PCI from 1 January to 31 December 2013. The primary end point was the occurrence of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as death, any myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and target vessel revascularization (TVR) with either repeat PCI or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041804/endovascular-treatment-of-the-common-femoral-artery-in-the-vascular-quality-initiative
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Kathryn Van Orden, Jeffrey A Kalish, Mohammad H Eslami, Marc L Schermerhorn, Virendra I Patel, Denis Rybin, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular interventions of the common femoral (CFA) and deep (DFA) femoral arteries are becoming more common. However, there is very little published data for guidance. Our objective was to analyze practice patterns and outcomes from these interventions. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (2010-2015) was queried for all endovascular interventions of the CFA and DFA. Cases that were emergent or for acute limb ischemia were excluded. Those with isolated CFA with or without DFA treatment were analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004997/effect-of-long-term-low-dose-aspirin-therapy-on-renal-graft-function
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Hatem Ali, Ahmed Shaaban, Asam Murtaza, Laura E Howell, Aimun Ahmed
OBJECTIVES: Despite improvements in immunosuppressive protocols for renal transplant, long-term success of renal transplant is still limited by the occurrence of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy. Some studies have shown that aspirin decreases the severity of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and the development of tubular atrophy in animal models. This study aimed to assess the effects of aspirin therapy started at the time of transplant on long-term graft function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We compared renal graft function of 82 patients on low-dose aspirin 75 mg once daily who underwent renal transplant between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2010 from a single center with 65 patients not taking aspirin...
December 22, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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