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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353242/sickle-cell-crisis-a-crisis-of-a-different-sort
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Gurinder Kumar, Ayesha Ateeq Al Muwaijei, Aman Preet Singh Sohal
: A 9-year-old boy with sickle cell disease (SCD) was presented to the emergency department with acute headache and swelling over his bilateral temporoparietal region. There was no history of antecedent trauma, fever, vomiting or other features of an intercurrent illness. On arrival, his blood pressure was 112/62 mm Hg, heart rate was 98/min and his Glasgow Coma Scale score was 15/15. There was evidence of significant scalp tenderness over the bilateral temporoparietal region. A complete neurological examination including direct and consensual pupillary response was unremarkable...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349979/-capsular-enhanced-repair-with-suture-anchors-in-bipolar-hemiarthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-femoral-neck-fractures-in-elderly-patients
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Bo Shi, Ming-Rui Xie, Zong-Yuan Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of capsular-enhanced repair with suture anchors in bipolar hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. METHODS: A retrospective study was designed. From June 2009 to June 2016, 53 senile patients (54 hips)with femoral neck fracture were treated operatively in Mianyang central hospital (Sichuan, China). There were 21 males and 32 females, ranging in age from 80 to 97.5 years old (mean, 84.7 years old)...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349832/effects-of-yoga-interventions-practiced-in-heated-and-thermoneutral-conditions-on-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-the-bikram-yoga-heart-study
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Stacy D Hunter, Jitanan Laosiripisan, Ahmed Elmenshawy, Hirofumi Tanaka
We have previously documented improvements in endothelium-dependent vasodilation with a Bikram (hot) yoga intervention in middle-aged adults. Presently, the effect of environmental temperature in hot yoga on endothelial function is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of Bikram yoga interventions performed in the heated and thermoneutral conditions on endothelium-dependent vasodilation. METHODS: Fifty-two sedentary but apparently healthy adults aged 40-60 years were randomly assigned to one of three groups: Bikram yoga practiced at 40...
January 18, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346259/do-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-cf-lvads-have-a-sufficient-risk-of-death-to-justify-a-priority-allocation-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-patients-listed-in-unos-status-2
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Stefano Mastrobuoni, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Olivier Van Caenegem, Alain Poncelet, Luc-Marie Jacquet, Josè Garcia
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (CF-LVADs) as bridge to transplant have significantly improved. The question has arisen whether patients on CF-LVADs have an increased risk of death on the waiting list as to justify a priority allocation (status 1). The aim of this study was to compare the survival following implantation of CF-LVADs to the survival on the waiting list for patients initially listed in United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) status 2...
January 18, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346192/image-quality-overall-evaluability-and-effective-radiation-dose-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-with-prospective-electrocardiographic-triggering-plus-intracycle-motion-correction-algorithm-in-patients-with-a-heart-rate-over-65-beats-per-minute
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Gianluca Pontone, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Andrea Baggiano, Daniele Andreini, Andrea I Guaricci, Marco Guglielmo, Fabio Fazzari, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Elisabetta Mancini, Massimo Verdecchia, Laura Fusini, Lorenzo Bonfanti, Elisa Consiglio, Mark G Rabbat, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi
PURPOSE: Recently, a new intracycle motion correction algorithm (MCA) was introduced to reduce motion artifacts from heart rate (HR) in coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA). The aim of the study was to evaluate the image quality, overall evaluability, and effective radiation dose (ED) of cCTA with prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) triggering plus MCA as compared with standard protocol with retrospective ECG triggering in patients with HR≥65 bpm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients (67±10 y) scheduled for cCTA with 65<HR<80 bpm were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344922/impact-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-polymorphisms-on-myocardial-perfusion-correlations-with-myocardial-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-derived-parameters
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George Angelidis, Maria Samara, Maria Papathanassiou, Maria Satra, Varvara Valotassiou, Ioannis Tsougos, Dimitrios Psimadas, Chara Tzavara, Sotiria Alexiou, John Koutsikos, Nikolaos Demakopoulos, Gregory Giamouzis, Filippos Triposkiadis, John Skoularigis, Panagoula Kollia, Panagiotis Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) has an important role in atherosclerosis. We investigated the effects of six RAAS gene polymorphisms on myocardial perfusion. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined 810 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) using stress-rest myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography. Summed stress score (SSS), summed rest score (SRS), summed difference score (SDS), transient ischemic dilation (TID), and lung/heart ratio (LHR) were recorded...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342468/the-role-of-history-of-gastro-duodenal-ulcer-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Yusaku Takatori, Motohiko Kato, Yukie Sunata, Yuichiro Hirai, Yoko Kubosawa, Keichiro Abe, Yoshiaki Takada, Tetsu Hirata, Shigeo Banno, Michiko Wada, Satoshi Kinoshita, Hideki Mori, Kaoru Takabayashi, Miho Kikuchi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Masayuki Suzuki, Toshio Uraoka
BACKGROUND: Some scoring systems have been introduced to predict the need for performing urgent endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, in an emergency situation, this intervention is insufficient and cannot easily provide the required treatment. AIM: To identify new risk factors that can predict the need for endoscopic intervention (EI) in UGIB patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study...
January 17, 2018: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341172/statin-use-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device-infection-a-cohort-study-in-a-veteran-population
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Talal Alzahrani, Angelike P Liappis, Larry M Baddour, Pamela E Karasik
BACKGROUND: The rate of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infection (CIEDI) has increased, despite the use of perioperative antibiotics at the time of device placement or revision. This is due, in part, to the presence of multiple comorbid conditions in an elderly population, in general, who require CIED. Statins may have an antibacterial effect, although there is currently no evidence that the likelihood of CIEDI has been impacted by statin use. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed to assess whether statins are associated with a reduced risk of CIEDI...
January 17, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340536/assessment-of-pim-2-performance-among-surgical-patients-with-heart-disease-and-correlation-of-results-with-rachs-1
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Raíssa Queiroz Rezende, Cláudia Pires Ricachinevsky, Aline Botta, Viviane Rampon Angeli, Aldemir José da Silva Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of the Pediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) 2 and the Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery (RACHS) in the postoperative period of congenital heart disease patients. METHODS: Retrospective cross-sectional study. Data were collected from patient records to generate the scores and predictions using recommended techniques, demographic data and outcomes. The Mann-Whitney test, Hosmer-Lemeshow test, standardized mortality rate, area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, chi square test, Poisson regression with robust variance and Spearman's test were used for statistical analysis...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339932/computerized-versus-hand-scored-health-literacy-tools-a-comparison-of-simple-measure-of-gobbledygook-smog-and-flesch-kincaid-in-printed-patient-education-materials
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Kelsey Leonard Grabeel, Jennifer Russomanno, Sandy Oelschlegel, Emily Tester, Robert Eric Heidel
Objective: The research compared and contrasted hand-scoring and computerized methods of evaluating the grade level of patient education materials that are distributed at an academic medical center in east Tennessee and sought to determine if these materials adhered to the American Medical Association's (AMA's) recommended reading level of sixth grade. Methods: Librarians at an academic medical center located in the heart of Appalachian Tennessee initiated the assessment of 150 of the most used printed patient education materials...
January 2018: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339139/improved-coronary-magnetic-resonance-angiography-using-gadobenate-dimeglumine-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-disease
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Miguel Silva Vieira, Markus Henningsson, Nathalie Dedieu, Vassilios S Vassiliou, Aaron Bell, Sujeev Mathur, Kuberan Pushparajah, Carlos Alberto Figueroa, Tarique Hussain, René Botnar, Gerald F Greil
BACKGROUND: CMRA in pediatrics remains challenging due to the smaller vessel size, high heart rates (HR), potential image degradation caused by limited patient cooperation and long acquisition times. High-relaxivity contrast agents have been shown to improve coronary imaging in adults, but limited data is available in children. We sought to investigate whether gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) together with self-navigated inversion-prepared coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA) sequence design improves coronary image quality in pediatric patients...
January 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337835/promethazine-and-oral-midazolam-preanesthetic-children-medication
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Sedigheh Nadri, Hormoz Mahmoudvand, Nadereh Taee, Khatereh Anbari, Siavash Beiranvand
AIMS: Several kinds of drugs have been investigated in preschool children as a preanesthetic sedation after various routes of administration for surgeries. This study aims to compare the efficacy of promethazine and oral midazolam for premedication in children aged 3 to 9 years who were scheduled for surgeries. METHODS: This is a double-blind randomized controlled study conducted on 93 patients between the age of 3 and 9 years at Loresten University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Khoramabad, Iran...
January 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335254/depressed-left-and-right-ventricular-cardiac-output-in-fetuses-of-diabetic-mothers
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Jennifer Winter, Aparna Kulkarni, Mary Craft, Ling Li, Lisa Hornberger, David A Danford, Shelby Kutty
INTRODUCTION: We compared right and left ventricular cardiac output (RVCO and LVCO) in fetuses of diabetic mothers (FDM) to a large normal cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 264 normal fetuses and 30 FDM. Fetal CO parameters: semilunar valve velocity time integrals (AVVTI, PVVTI), ventricular outflow diameters (LVOTD, RVOTD), stroke volumes (AVSV, PVSV) were measured, and LVCO and RVCO calculated.  These were normalized using nonlinear regression to estimated fetal weight (EFW) to provide means and standard deviations...
January 15, 2018: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333814/morbidity-in-congenital-heart-surgery-in-a-public-hospital-in-argentina
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María Althabe, Ricardo Rodríguez R, María Balestrini, Alberto Charroqui, Mariela Krynski, Ana M Lenz, Mercedes Montonati, Guillermo Moreno, María L Pilan, Ricardo Magliola, Pablo García Delucis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the complications associated with heart surgery, compare them to a reference population, and identify mortality risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study. All patients who underwent surgery at Hospital Garrahan in the 2013-2015 period were included. Age, weight, procedure, mechanical ventilation, length of stay in days, morbidity, and course were recorded. Renal failure requiring dialysis, neurological deficit, permanent pacemaker, circulatory support, phrenic nerve or vocal cord palsy, reoperation, wound infection, chylothorax, and tracheotomy were considered morbidities...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333515/changes-in-autonomic-nervous-system-activity-after-treatment-with-alpha-blocker-in-men-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Kang Hee Shim, Tae Woo Kim, Byung Ha Chung, Sung Won Lee, Jong Kwan Park, Kwangsung Park, Jun Cheon, Kyung Seop Lee, Hyung-Jee Kim, Do-Hwan Seong, Seung-June Oh, Sae Woong Kim, Ji Youl Lee, Seol Ho Choo, Jong Bo Choi
Purpose: To determine changes in autonomic nervous system activity after treatment in men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), we evaluated changes in patients' symptoms, uroflowmetry, and heart rate variability (HRV) after treatment with alpha-blockers for 12 weeks. Materials and Methods: Ninety-five men who had LUTS (International Prostate Symptom Score [IPSS] ≥8) were included in this study. We divided them into two groups on the basis of a low frequency/high frequency (LF/HF) ratio of 1...
January 2018: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332544/the-possible-use-of-preoperative-natriuretic-peptides-for-discriminating-low-versus-moderate-high-surgical-risk-patient
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Luigi Vetrugno, Daniele Orso, Carola Matellon, Marilù Giaccalone, Tiziana Bove, Elena Bignami
Perioperative risk scores for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery are generally considered inaccurate, poor, or, at best, modest. We propose estimating a patient's pretest and posttest probability of cardiac morbidity and death using the preoperative scoring system plus the negative likelihood ratio from brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) plasma levels. Our clinical challenge scenario showed a pretest probability of postoperative major cardiac complications with the patient risk factor as 6...
January 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332024/the-effects-of-apotel-and-remifentanil-on-postoperative-pain
#17
Alireza Kamali, Katayoun Vakilian, Leyli Mortazavi, Maryam Shokrpour
Context • One of the most common complications of a Caesarean section (C-section) is postoperative inflammation as well as operative and postoperative pain associated with the surgery. The control and mitigation of pain after surgery is the main goal of anesthesiologists. Objectives • This study aimed to compare the effects of intravenous apotel and remifentanil on postoperative pain control in women undergoing an elective C-section. Design • The research team designed a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331272/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-and-new-onset-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-67-063-patients-with-4-165-incident-heart-failure-events
#18
Jonathan D W Evans, Stephen J H Dobbin, Stephen J Pettit, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Peter Willeit
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically collate and appraise the available evidence regarding the association between high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) and incident heart failure (HF) and the added value of hs-cTn in HF prediction. BACKGROUND: Identification of subjects at high risk for HF and early risk factor modification with medications such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors may delay the onset of HF. Hs-cTn has been suggested as a prognostic marker for the incidence of first-ever HF in asymptomatic subjects...
January 3, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330154/novel-wearable-seismocardiography-and-machine-learning-algorithms-can-assess-clinical-status-of-heart-failure-patients
#19
Omer T Inan, Maziyar Baran Pouyan, Abdul Q Javaid, Sean Dowling, Mozziyar Etemadi, Alexis Dorier, J Alex Heller, A Ozan Bicen, Shuvo Roy, Teresa De Marco, Liviu Klein
BACKGROUND: Remote monitoring of patients with heart failure (HF) using wearable devices can allow patient-specific adjustments to treatments and thereby potentially reduce hospitalizations. We aimed to assess HF state using wearable measurements of electrical and mechanical aspects of cardiac function in the context of exercise. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with compensated (outpatient) and decompensated (hospitalized) HF were fitted with a wearable ECG and seismocardiogram sensing patch...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329913/predicting-extubation-outcomes-a-model-incorporating-heart-rate-characteristics-index
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Nitin Goel, Mallinath Chakraborty, William John Watkins, Sujoy Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that in neonates on mechanical ventilation, heart rate characteristics index (HRCi) can be combined with a clinical model for predicting extubation outcomes in neonates. STUDY DESIGN: HRCi and clinical data for all intended intubation-extubation events (episodes) were retrospectively analyzed between June 2014 and January 2015. Each episode started 6 hours pre-extubation or at the time of primary intubation if ventilation duration was shorter than 6 hours (baseline)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
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