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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817821/endoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-an-expert-panel-recommendation-update-2017
#1
Felix J F Herth, Dirk-Jan Slebos, Gerard J Criner, Pallav L Shah
Interest in endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) technologies for emphysema is consistently growing. In the last couple of months, several endoscopic options (e.g., endo- or intrabronchial valves, coil implants, and thermal vapor ablation) that have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials have been reported with the ultimate goal of improving respiratory mechanics and alleviating chronic dyspnea. Patients presenting with severe air trapping and thoracic hyperinflation have the greatest potential to derive benefit from ELVR procedures...
August 18, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812129/-device-based-remote-monitoring-current-evidence
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REVIEW
David Duncker, Roman Michalski, Johanna Müller-Leisse, Christos Zormpas, Thorben König, Christian Veltmann
Telemedicine is increasingly used in clinical cardiology. It offers early detection of arrhythmias, technical device follow-up and support of heart failure management. Regarding technical device follow-up, remote monitoring significantly reduces usage of the health care system. Furthermore, remote monitoring is associated with a significantly reduced time from device malfunction to physician's perception of the event. Using remote monitoring, inappropriate ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) shocks can be significantly reduced compared to routine in-office follow-up...
August 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810622/oral-n-acetylcysteine-for-prophylaxis-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-following-coronary-angioplasty-a-meta-analysis
#3
Jing-Xiu Li, En-Ze Jin, Long-Hao Yu, Yang Li, Nan-Nan Liu, Yu-Mei Dong, Xin Li, Xue-Qi Li
It is acknowledged that contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a common cause of acute renal insufficiency after cardiac catheterization and affects mortality and morbidity. To date, it is unknown whether oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is able to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was performed to assess the effects of NAC in the prevention of CIN in patients following coronary angioplasty. A total of 19 studies published prior to January 2015 that investigated the efficacy of oral NAC for the prevention of CIN were collected from Medline, Cochrane and Embase databases and conference proceedings from cardiology and nephrology meetings...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768800/factors-associated-with-time-to-site-activation-randomization-and-enrollment-performance-in-a-stroke-prevention-trial
#4
Bart M Demaerschalk, Robert D Brown, Gary S Roubin, Virginia J Howard, Eldina Cesko, Kevin M Barrett, Mary E Longbottom, Jenifer H Voeks, Seemant Chaturvedi, Thomas G Brott, Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia, George Howard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multicenter clinical trials attempt to select sites that can move rapidly to randomization and enroll sufficient numbers of patients. However, there are few assessments of the success of site selection. METHODS: In the CREST-2 (Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trials), we assess factors associated with the time between site selection and authorization to randomize, the time between authorization to randomize and the first randomization, and the average number of randomizations per site per month...
August 2, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754155/magnetic-resonance-adenosine-perfusion-imaging-as-gatekeeper-of-invasive-coronary-intervention-magnet-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dominik Buckert, Simon Witzel, Maciej Cieslik, Raid Tibi, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Peter Bernhardt
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) recommend functional stress testing for risk stratification prior to revascularization procedures. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is a modality of choice for stress testing because of its capability to detect myocardial ischemia sensitively and specifically. Nevertheless, evidence from randomized trials evaluating a CMR-based management of stable CAD patients in comparison to a more common angiography-based approach still is limited...
July 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751840/clinical-pathways-and-management-of-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs-a-consensus-document-from-the-italian-association-of-hospital-cardiologists-anmco-italian-society-of-cardiology-sic-italian-society-of-emergency-medicine
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Leonardo De Luca, Furio Colivicchi, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Francesco Rocco Pugliese, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Giuseppe Musumeci, Gian Alfonso Cibinel, Francesco Romeo
Antiplatelet therapy is the cornerstone of the pharmacologic management of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Over the last years, several studies have evaluated old and new oral or intravenous antiplatelet agents in ACS patients. In particular, research was focused on assessing superiority of two novel platelet ADP P2Y12 receptor antagonists (i.e., prasugrel and ticagrelor) over clopidogrel. Several large randomized controlled trials have been undertaken in this setting and a wide variety of prespecified and post-hoc analyses are available that evaluated the potential benefits of novel antiplatelet therapies in different subsets of patients with ACS...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713582/distance-learning-strategies-for-weight-management-utilizing-online-social-networks-versus-group-phone-conference-call
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Erik A Willis, Amanda N Szabo-Reed, Lauren T Ptomey, Felicia L Steger, Jeffery J Honas, Eyad M Al-Hihi, Robert Lee, Jaehoon Lee, Youngha Oh, Richard A Washburn, Joseph E Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: The increase in technology and online social networks (OSNs) may present healthcare providers with an innovative modality for delivering weight management programmes that could have an impact on health care at the population level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using an OSN to deliver a weight loss programme to inform future, large-scale trials. METHODS: Seventy individuals (age = 47 ± 12.4, minority = 24...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706008/efficacy-and-safety-of-bortezomib-maintenance-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-multiple-myeloma-a-meta-analysis
#8
Chun-Yan Sun, Jun-Ying Li, Zhang-Bo Chu, Lu Zhang, Lei Chen, Yu Hu
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell neoplasm with a high incidence of relapse. Bortezomib has been extensively studied for the maintenance treatment of MM. Here, we carried out a meta-analysis to determine the efficacy and safety of maintenance therapy with bortezomib. We searched for clinical trials in PubMed (Medline), Embase (OVID), and the Cochrane Library. Two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) enrolling a total of 1338 patients were included. Bortezomib maintenance statistically significantly improved both progression-free survival (PFS) (hazard ratio (HR) 0...
August 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705107/the-systematic-coronary-risk-evaluation-score-for-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-does-evidence-exist-for-its-effectiveness-a-systematic-review
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Tomasz Tomasik, Janusz Krzysztoń, Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk, Violetta Kijowska, Adam Windak
OBJECTIVES: The SCORE model predicts the ten-year risk of cardiovascular mortality but it is still unknown whether applying the SCORE in clinical practice subsequently improves cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. The objective of this study is to assess the effect of total cardiovascular risk estimation using the SCORE in preventing serious cardiovascular events in European adults without prior CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data sources: eight bibliographical databases (2003 - August 2015), other internet sources and reference lists of articles were checked...
August 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700788/optimal-medical-therapy-for-known-coronary-artery-disease-a-review
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Raymond J Gibbons, Todd D Miller
Importance: This review examines the current state-of-the-art optimal medical therapy (OMT) for patients with known coronary artery disease. This therapy, which is sometimes labeled as secondary prevention, is effective in preventing recurrent events and is recommended by the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines. Optimal medical therapy is of recognized public health benefit. Observations: The available evidence from broad patient populations, contemporary randomized trials, and multiple recent studies with pharmacy records indicates that the delivery of OMT is far from ideal...
July 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700477/application-of-the-syntax-score-in-interventional-cardiology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Yashna Sookharee, Anita Bholee, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Should the SYNTAX score be integrated in Interventional Cardiology? Should it really be considered as a vital decision-making tool in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)? To confirm the importance of this score, we aimed to systematically compare the postinterventional adverse cardiovascular outcomes which were observed in patients who were allotted a low versus a high SYNTAX score. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials and observational studies which were published from January 2007 to January 2017 were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane databases using the searched terms 'SYNTAX score and percutaneous coronary intervention...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697773/efficacy-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-in-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-patient-and-assessor-blinded-sham-controlled-trial
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Jungtae Leem, Seung Min Kathy Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Suji Lee, Hyemoon Chung, Jung Myung Lee, Weon Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Jong Shin Woo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure compared with sham electroacupuncture. METHODS: This protocol is for a randomized, sham controlled, patient- and assessor-blinded, parallel group, single center clinical trial that can overcome the limitations of previous trials examining acupuncture and heart failure. Forty-four acute decompensated heart failure patients admitted to the cardiology ward will be randomly assigned into the electroacupuncture treatment group (n = 22) or the sham electroacupuncture control group (n = 22)...
July 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692214/-iron-deficiency-a-new-target-in-treating-chronic-heart-failure
#13
Maxime Borgeaud, Arnaud Perrier
Iron deficiency is now recognized as an independent predictor of poor outcome in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. In randomized controlled trials, treatment with ferric carboxymaltose results in improvement in functional capacity, symptoms and quality of life, and might reduce hospitalizations. Thus, the recent European Society of Cardiology guidelines on heart failure recommend treating these patients with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose, whether or not anemic...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691508/substantial-improvement-of-primary-cardiovascular-prevention-by-a-systematic-score-based-multimodal-approach-a-randomized-trial-the-preford-study
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Detlef Bernd Gysan, Stefanie Millentrup, Christian Albus, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Joachim Latsch, Helmut Gohlke, Gerd Herold, Karl Wegscheider, Christian Heming, Melchior Seyfarth, Hans-Georg Predel
Trial design Prospective randomized multicentre interventional study. Methods Individual cardiovascular risk assessment in Ford Company, Germany employees ( n = 4.196), using the European Society of Cardiology-Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (ESC-SCORE) for classification into three risk groups. Subjects assigned to ESC high-risk group (ESC-SCORE ≥ 5%), without a history of cardiovascular disease were eligible for randomization to a multimodal 15-week intervention programme (INT) or to usual care and followed up for 36 months...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641842/long-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients%C3%A2-treated-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-stents-in-routine-practice-2-year-results-of-the-isar-absorb-registry
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Jens Wiebe, Petra Hoppmann, Roisin Colleran, Sebastian Kufner, Michael Valeskini, Salvatore Cassese, Simon Schneider, Michael Joner, Heribert Schunkert, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Adnan Kastrati, Robert A Byrne
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report clinical outcomes in patients treated in routine practice 2 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable stent (BRS) implantation. BACKGROUND: Long-term results in patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice are sparse, and existing evidence from randomized trials considers mostly selected patients. METHODS: The ISAR-ABSORB registry enrolled consecutive patients undergoing BRS implantation in routine clinical practice at 2 high-volume centers in Germany...
June 26, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634218/high-quality-statin-trials-support-the-2013-acc-aha-cholesterol-guidelines-after-hope-3-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Martin B Mortensen, Matthew J Budoff, Dong Li, Khurram Nasir, Michael J Blaha, Veit Sandfort, Carlos J Rodriguez, Pamela Ouyang, Erling Falk
The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline on cholesterol treatment to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) has been criticized for lowering the risk thresholds for primary prevention with statin therapy. Although the ≥ 7.5% (class I) and ≥ 5% (class IIa) 10-year ASCVD risk thresholds were identified as new indications for treatment by extrapolating results obtained in randomized controlled trials (RCT) of statin therapy, results from population-based European cohorts indicate that >30% of individuals eligible for statin therapy by class I recommendations do not have RCT data supporting statin efficacy...
June 20, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620111/dietary-fats-and-cardiovascular-disease-a-presidential-advisory-from-the-american-heart-association
#17
REVIEW
Frank M Sacks, Alice H Lichtenstein, Jason H Y Wu, Lawrence J Appel, Mark A Creager, Penny M Kris-Etherton, Michael Miller, Eric B Rimm, Lawrence L Rudel, Jennifer G Robinson, Neil J Stone, Linda V Van Horn
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year. Preventive treatment that reduces CVD by even a small percentage can substantially reduce, nationally and globally, the number of people who develop CVD and the costs of caring for them. This American Heart Association presidential advisory on dietary fats and CVD reviews and discusses the scientific evidence, including the most recent studies, on the effects of dietary saturated fat intake and its replacement by other types of fats and carbohydrates on CVD...
July 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617684/non-infarct-related-artery-revascularization-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-multivessel-disease
#18
Asim N Cheema, Shamir R Mehta, Subodh Verma, Akshay Bagai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Multivessel disease (MVD) is common in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with significant risk of future cardiovascular (CV) events including short and longer-term mortality. In this review, we examine the pathophysiologic construct contributing to adverse prognosis of MVD in STEMI, relevant available evidence that currently guides the management of the noninfarct-related artery (IRA) stenosis and define the remaining knowledge gaps for future studies...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585034/myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-women-for-the-evaluation-of-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-state-of-the-evidence-and-clinical-recommendations
#19
Viviany R Taqueti, Sharmila Dorbala, David Wolinsky, Brian Abbott, Gary V Heller, Timothy M Bateman, Jennifer H Mieres, Lawrence M Phillips, Nanette K Wenger, Leslee J Shaw
This document from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology represents an updated consensus statement on the evidence base of stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), emphasizing new developments in single-photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the clinical evaluation of women presenting with symptoms of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). The clinical evaluation of symptomatic women is challenging due to their varying clinical presentation, clinical risk factor burden, high degree of comorbidity, and increased risk of major ischemic heart disease events...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558846/perioperative-antibiotics-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#20
Vijay Anand, Angela Bates, Robin Featherstone, Srinivas Murthy
BACKGROUND: Post-operative infections in pediatric cardiac surgery are an ongoing clinical challenge, with rates between 1 and 20%. Perioperative antibiotics remain the standard for prevention of surgical-site infections, but the type of antibiotic and duration of administration remain poorly defined. Current levels of practice variation through informal surveys are very high. Rates of antibiotic-resistant organisms are increasing steadily around the world. METHODS/DESIGN: We will identify all controlled observational studies and randomized controlled trials examining prophylactic antibiotic use in pediatric cardiac surgery...
May 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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