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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727751/oral-health-and-cardiovascular-care-perceptions-of-people-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Paula Sanchez, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Joshua Bishop, Karen Lintern, Samantha Nolan, Rohan Rajaratnam, Julie Redfern, Maria Sheehan, Fiona Skarligos, Lissa Spencer, Ravi Srinivas, Ajesh George
MAIN OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the perception of patients with cardiovascular disease towards oral health and the potential for cardiac care clinicians to promote oral health. METHOD: A needs assessment was undertaken with twelve patients with cardiovascular disease attending cardiac rehabilitation between 2015 and 2016, in three metropolitan hospitals in Sydney, Australia. These patients participated in face-to-face semi-structured interviews...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724037/impact-of-biological-therapy-on-body-composition-of-patients-with-chron-s-disease
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Julianne Campos Dos Santos, Carla Malaguti, Fernando de Azevedo Lucca, Andrea Lemos Cabalzar, Tarsila Campanha da Rocha Ribeiro, Pedro Duarte Gaburri, Liliana Andrade Chebli, Julio Maria Fonseca Chebli
Introduction: Protein-energy malnutrition in Crohn's disease (CD) has been reported in 20 to 92% of patients, and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and higher costs for the health system. Anti-TNF drugs are a landmark in the clinical management, promoting prolonged remission in patients with CD. It is believed that the remission of this disease leads to nutritional recovery. The effect of biological therapy on body composition and nutritional status is unclear. Method: Prospective study of body assessment by bioelectrical impedance method in patients with moderate to severe CD undergoing treatment with infliximab...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721059/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-dolutegravir-plus-backbone-compared-with-raltegravir-plus-backbone-darunavir-ritonavir-plus-backbone-and-efavirenz-tenofovir-emtricitabine-in-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-and-experienced-hiv-positive-patients
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Umberto Restelli, Giuliano Rizzardini, Andrea Antinori, Adriano Lazzarin, Marzia Bonfanti, Paolo Bonfanti, Davide Croce
BACKGROUND: In January 2014, the European Medicines Agency issued a marketing authorization for dolutegravir (DTG), a second-generation integrase strand transfer inhibitor for HIV treatment. The study aimed at determining the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the use of DTG+backbone compared with raltegravir (RAL)+backbone, darunavir (DRV)+ritonavir(r)+backbone and efavirenz/tenofovir/emtricitabine (EFV/TDF/FTC) in HIV-positive treatment-naïve patients and compared with RAL+backbone in treatment-experienced patients, from the Italian National Health Service's point of view...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709719/metformin-effects-on-the-heart-and-the-cardiovascular-system-a%C3%A2-review-of-experimental-and-clinical-data
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REVIEW
L Nesti, A Natali
BACKGROUND: Metformin, the eldest and most widely used glucose lowering drug, is likely to be effective also on cardiac and vascular disease prevention. Nonetheless, uncertainty still exists with regard to its effects on the cardiovascular system as a whole and specifically on the myocardium, both at the organ and cellular levels. METHODS: We reviewed the available data on the cardiac and vascular effects of metformin, encompassing both in vitro, either tissue or isolated organ, and in vivo studies in experimental animals and humans, as well as the evidence generated by major clinical trials...
May 10, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706270/comprehensive-multi-dimensional-mri-for-the-simultaneous-assessment-of-cardiopulmonary-anatomy-and-physiology
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Joseph Y Cheng, Tao Zhang, Marcus T Alley, Martin Uecker, Michael Lustig, John M Pauly, Shreyas S Vasanawala
Diagnostic testing often assesses the cardiovascular or respiratory systems in isolation, ignoring the major pathophysiologic interactions between the systems in many diseases. When both systems are assessed currently, multiple modalities are utilized in costly fashion with burdensome logistics and decreased accessibility. Thus, we have developed a new acquisition and reconstruction paradigm using the flexibility of MRI to enable a comprehensive exam from a single 5-15 min scan. We constructed a compressive-sensing approach to pseudo-randomly acquire highly subsampled, multi-dimensionally-encoded and time-stamped data from which we reconstruct volumetric cardiac and respiratory motion phases, contrast-agent dynamics, and blood flow velocity fields...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705184/prevalence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-based-on-various-screening-strategies-in-western-kenya-a-prospective-comparison-of-point-of-care-diagnostic-methods
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Sonak D Pastakia, Benson Njuguna, Beryl Ajwang' Onyango, Sierra Washington, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Wycliffe K Kosgei, Ponnusamy Saravanan
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is crucial to prevent short term delivery risks and long term effects such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in the mother and infant. Diagnosing GDM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) however, remains sub-optimal due to associated logistical and cost barriers for resource-constrained populations. A cost-effective strategy to screen for GDM in such settings are therefore urgently required. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and assess utility of various GDM point of care (POC) screening strategies in a resource-constrained setting...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702596/characterization-and-cardioprotective-activity-of-anthocyanins-from-nitraria-tangutorum-bobr-by-products
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Ming Zhang, Jianbin Ma, Hongtao Bi, Jiayin Song, Hongxia Yang, Zhenghua Xia, Yuzhi Du, Tingting Gao, Lixin Wei
The Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. fruit is an indigenous berry of the shrub belonging to the Zygophyllaceae family which grows at an altitude of over 3000 m in the Tibetan Plateau, and has been used as a native medicinal food for treating weakness of the spleen, stomach syndrome, dyspepsia, neurasthenia, dizziness, etc. for thousands of years. Nowadays, N. tangutorum industrial juice by-products generated from health food production can be a potential low cost source of some unique bioactive ingredients. In a prior study, we established a simultaneous microwave/ultrasonic assisted enzymatic extraction method for extracting antioxidant ingredients from the industrial by-products of N...
July 13, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697216/drivers-of-healthcare-costs-among-the-costliest-patients-with-psoriasis-over-three-years-in-a-united-states-health-plan
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April W Armstrong, Yang Zhao, Vivian Herrera, Yunfeng Li, Tim Bancroft, Michael Hull, Aylin Altan
<p>OBJECTIVE: To compare patients with psoriasis by cost level over 3 years.</p> <p>METHODS: Psoriasis patients in a large US health plan in 2011-2013 were identified. Four groups were created by healthcare costs excluding biologics: patients having top 10% of costs in all 3 years (Top), top 10% in 2 of 3 years (High), bottom 90% in 2 of 3 years (Medium), and bottom 90% in all 3 years (Bottom). Comorbidities, utilization, and costs between groups were compared.</p> <p>RESULTS: The study included 18,653 patients: 514 (3%), 805 (4%), 2,443 (13%), and 14,891 (80%) patients in the Top, High, Medium, and Bottom groups, respectively...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696268/personalizing-risk-stratification-for-sudden-death-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-the-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Brian P Halliday, John G F Cleland, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Sanjay K Prasad
Results from the DANISH Study (Danish Study to Assess the Efficacy of ICDs in Patients With Non-Ischemic Systolic Heat Failure on Mortality) suggest that for many patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), implantable cardioverter-defibrillators do not increase longevity. Accurate identification of patients who are more likely to die of an arrhythmia and less likely to die of other causes is required to ensure improvement in outcomes and wise use of resources. Until now, left ventricular ejection fraction has been used as a key criterion for selecting patients with DCM for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator for primary prevention purposes...
July 11, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693601/effects-of-the-plate-model-as-part-of-dietary-intervention-on-modification-of-selected-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ranil Jayawardena, Pasindu Fernando, Niroshan Lokunarangoda, Anidu Keerthi Pathirana
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and there is a rising global burden. The effects of diet on cardiometabolic risk factors have been studied extensively. Healthy eating as a cost-effective approach to risk reduction in post-myocardial infarction patients is proven to be beneficial, and the "plate model" is one of the practical methods to achieve this objective. METHODS/DESIGN: The study will be conducted as a randomized, single-blind, controlled clinical trial for a period of 3 months...
July 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693484/active-children-through-individual-vouchers-evaluation-active-protocol-for-a-mixed-method-randomised-control-trial-to-increase-physical-activity-levels-in-teenagers
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Michaela James, Danielle Christian, Samantha Scott, Charlotte Todd, Gareth Stratton, Sarah McCoubrey, Julian Halcox, Suzanne Audrey, Elizabeth Ellins, Sinead Brophy
BACKGROUND: Many teenagers are insufficiently active despite the health benefits of physical activity (PA). There is strong evidence to show that inactivity and low fitness levels increase the risk of non-communicable diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD), type 2 diabetes and breast and colon cancers (Lee et al. Lancet 380:219-29, 2012). A major barrier facing adolescents is accessibility (e.g. cost and lack of local facilities). The ACTIVE project aims to tackle this barrier through a multi-faceted intervention, giving teenagers vouchers to spend on activities of their choice and empowering young people to improve their fitness and PA levels...
July 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690698/assessment-of-the-rates-and-characteristics-of-the-short-term-supply-of-medication-tider-from-an-integrated-healthcare-delivery-system-in-the-united-states
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Thomas Delate, Steven Wang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the rate of medication short-term supply dispensings (tider), patient and medication characteristics associated with a tider, and costs for tider dispensings in an integrated healthcare delivery system in Colorado, United States. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted in an integrated healthcare delivery system's outpatient clinics. All patients who had a prescription dispensed for a study medication at any of the system's 28 outpatient pharmacies during the first quarter of 2016 were included...
April 2017: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689339/longitudinal-impact-of-a-park-based-afterschool-healthy-weight-program-on-modifiable-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-youth
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Sarah E Messiah, Emily M D'Agostino, Eric Hansen, M Sunil Mathew, Deidre Okeke, Maria Nardi, Jack Kardys, Kristopher L Arheart
Community-based programs hold significant potential to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in youth. We describe here the longitudinal change in several modifiable CVD risk factors after participation in up to 3 years of Fit2Play™, a park-based afterschool program. Children ages 6-15 years old (N = 2261, mean age 9.0 years, 50% Hispanic, 47% non-Hispanic black, 54% male) who participated in Fit2Play™ for either 1-3 school years between 2010 and 2016 had height, weight, 4-site skinfold thicknesses, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, the progressive aerobic cardiovascular endurance run test, and health/wellness knowledge and behavior scores collected at the beginning and end of the school year(s)...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688917/real-world-economic-burden-associated-with-transplant-related-complications
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M A Perales, M Bonafede, Q Cai, P M Garfin, D McMorrow, N C Josephson, A Richhariya
Approximately 20,000 hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) procedures are performed in the US annually. Real-world evidence on the costs associated with post-transplant complications are limited. Patients with hematologic malignancies aged ≥18 years undergoing auto-HCT or allo-HCT between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2014 were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan(®) Research Databases. Patients were required to have 12 months of continuous medical and pharmacy enrollment pre- and post-HCT with the exception that patients with evidence of inpatient death within 12 months post-HCT were also included...
July 5, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687710/evaluating-the-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-statin-use-guidelines-for-primary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke
#16
David J Heller, Pamela G Coxson, Joanne Penko, Mark J Pletcher, Lee Goldman, Michelle C Odden, Dhruv S Kazi, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Background -Statins are effective in primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) guideline expands recommended statin use, but its cost-effectiveness has not been compared with other guidelines. Methods -We used the Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Policy Model to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the ACC-AHA, relative to current use, Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines, and universal statin use in all men age 45-74 years and women age 55-74 years over a 10-year horizon from 2016 to 2025...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686985/somatic-health-care-utilization-by-patients-treated-for-substance-use-disorders
#17
Gerdien H de Weert-van Oene, Fabian Termorshuizen, Victor J A Buwalda, Eibert R Heerdink
INTRODUCTION: Patients with substance use disorder (SUD) are frequently suffering from co-occurring somatic disorders, increasing the risk of mortality. Somatic health care utilization (sHCU) often remains unknown to the physician during SUD treatment. This paper analyses sHCU and associated costs among patients in SUD treatment compared to matched, non-substance dependent controls. METHODS: Health care utilization data on 4972 SUD patients were matched to 19,846 controls by gender, birth year and ethnic origin...
June 23, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686322/characteristics-of-frequent-emergency-department-users-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-korea
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Morena Ustulin, Junghoon Woo, Jeong-Taek Woo, Sang Youl Rhee
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Frequent emergency department (ED) visitors are medically vulnerable subjects. We identified the characteristics of "frequent ED users" among Korean patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service National Patient Sample HIRA-(NPS), which is a nationally representative sample. Subjects (n = 109,412) with type 2 DM as a primary or secondary diagnosis at one of their visits were included...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684170/fixed-dose-combination-therapy-to-improve-hypertension-treatment-and-control-in-latin-america
#19
Silvia González-Gómez, Mayra Alejandra Meléndez-Gomez, Patricio López-Jaramillo
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Its prevalence is increasing worldwide, and is more common in low and middle-income countries. The effectiveness of hypertension treatment is determined by health cost, awareness, and patients' compliance with the treatment. People worldwide with an adequate control of hypertension correspond to a very small percentage in low and medium income countries as the Latin America ones. Between the causes to explain these are the low availability, affordability and adherence to treatment with multiple pills...
July 3, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681250/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-mexican-mestizo-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#20
Dionicio A Galarza-Delgado, Jose R Azpiri-Lopez, Iris J Colunga-Pedraza, Jesus A Cárdenas-de la Garza, Raymundo Vera-Pineda, Martín Wah-Suárez, Rosa I Arvizu-Rivera, Adrian Martínez-Moreno, Ray E Ramos-Cázares, Francisco J Torres-Quintanilla, Aldo Valdovinos-Bañuelos, Jorge Antonio Esquivel-Valerio, Mario A Garza-Elizondo
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a high risk for comorbid conditions which increase mortality, hospital admissions, costs of care and inability. To evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities in Mexican mestizo patients with RA and determine the associated risk factors. Cross-sectional study in which RA patients admitted to our outpatient clinic were consecutively enrolled. We collected data regarding demographics, disease characteristics and comorbidities at the time of the patient's visit to the clinic...
July 5, 2017: Rheumatology International
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