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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931509/development-and-validation-of-qmortality-risk-prediction-algorithm-to-estimate-short-term-risk-of-death-and-assess-frailty-cohort-study
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Julia Hippisley-Cox, Carol Coupland
Objectives To derive and validate a risk prediction equation to estimate the short term risk of death, and to develop a classification method for frailty based on risk of death and risk of unplanned hospital admission.Design Prospective open cohort study.Participants Routinely collected data from 1436 general practices contributing data to QResearch in England between 2012 and 2016. 1079 practices were used to develop the scores and a separate set of 357 practices to validate the scores. 1.47 million patients aged 65-100 years were in the derivation cohort and 0...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914213/-medical-treatment-of-people-with-dementia-requires-dealing-with-uncertainty
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J P J Slaets
Here we report on a number of medical dilemmas during the final 6 years of life of a 78-year-old woman with dementia. Questions concerning both diagnostic procedures and treatment options are discussed. The first dilemma concerns mild symptoms leading to the diagnosis of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and the requirement for anticoagulation; the second dilemma concerns vague symptoms of tiredness with anaemia leading to the diagnosis of colon cancer and the requirement for surgery. The conclusion is that there are no protocols that can be used to solve questions of this nature, and we need careful reflection with colleagues, the patient and important people in the patient's life in order to make decisions in the best interest of the quality of life as experienced by the patient...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906545/adipose-tissue-content-of-saturated-fatty-acids-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-case-cohort-study
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Pia Thisted Dinesen, Thomas Andersen Rix, Albert Marni Joensen, Anne Tjønneland, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Kim Overvad, Erik Berg Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between adipose tissue content of total saturated fatty acids including myristic (C14:0), palmitic (C16:0) and stearic (C18:0) acid, as a measure of exposure to saturated fatty acids and the risk of incident atrial fibrillation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 57,053 Danish men and women aged 50-64 years participating in the Diet, Cancer and Health cohort had an adipose tissue biopsy taken at baseline and this was analysed for saturated fatty acids content by gas chromatography...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877565/prognostic-significance-of-troponin-elevation-for-long-term-mortality-after-ischemic-stroke
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Sung-Ho Ahn, Ji-Sung Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Bum Joon Kim, Yeon-Jung Kim, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim, Sun U Kwon
Background and Purpose: Troponin, a marker of myocardial injury, frequently increases and is related with poor outcome in ischemic stroke patients. However, the long-term outcome of this elevation remains uncertain. We, therefore, investigated the prognostic significance of troponin elevation for long-term mortality, and explored factors affecting troponin elevation after ischemic stroke. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the medical data of stroke patients who were admitted within 24 hours of symptom onset and underwent a serum cardiac troponin I test at admission during a five-year period...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838088/management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-a-history-of-cancer-the-orbit-af-registry
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Chiara Melloni, Peter Shrader, Joseph Carver, Jonathan P Piccini, Laine Thomas, Gregg C Fonarow, Jack Ansell, Bernard Gersh, Alan S Go, Elaine Hylek, Irving M Herling, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Anthony F Yu, Eric D Peterson, Peter R Kowey
Aims: The presence of cancer can complicate treatment choices for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) increasing both the risk of thrombotic and bleeding events. Methods and results: Using data from Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, we aimed to characterize AF patients with cancer, to describe their management and to assess the association between cancer and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. Among 9749 patients, 23.8% had history of cancer (57% solid malignancy, 1...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830298/left-atrial-volume-index-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-severely-impaired-left-ventricular-systolic-function-the-role-of-established-echocardiographic-parameters-circulating-cystatin-c-and-galectin-3
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Christos Zivlas, Filippos Triposkiadis, Stelios Psarras, Gregory Giamouzis, Ioannis Skoularigis, Stavros Chryssanthopoulos, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Steve Ramcharitar, Edward Barnes, Evangelos Papasteriadis, Dennis Cokkinos
Backround: Left atrial (LA) enlargement plays an important role in the development of heart failure (HF) and is a robust prognostic factor. Fibrotic processes have also been advocated to evoke HF through finite signalling proteins. METHODS: We examined the association of two such proteins, cystatin C (CysC) and galectin-3 (Gal-3), and other clinical, echocardiographic and biochemical parameters with LA volume index (LAVi) in patients with HF with severely impaired left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
August 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827103/efficacy-and-safety-of-enzalutamide-vs-bicalutamide-in-younger-and-older-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-in-the-terrain-trial
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D Robert Siemens, Laurence Klotz, Axel Heidenreich, Simon Chowdhury, Arnauld Villers, Benoit Baron, Steve van Os, Nahla Hasabou, Fong Wang, Ping Lin, Neal D Shore
PURPOSE: Enzalutamide significantly prolonged median progression-free survival vs bicalutamide in chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in TERRAIN. A post hoc analysis investigated the influence of age on efficacy and safety of enzalutamide vs bicalutamide in this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomized 1:1 to enzalutamide 160 mg/day or bicalutamide 50 mg/day. Progression-free survival, time to prostate-specific antigen progression and safety were analyzed post hoc in younger (<75 years) and older (≥75 years) subgroups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803653/effect-of-dietary-intake-of-saturated-fatty-acids-on-the-development-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-the-effect-of-replacement-of-saturated-with-monounsaturated-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Pia Thisted Dinesen, Albert Marni Joensen, Thomas Andersen Rix, Anne Tjønneland, Erik Berg Schmidt, Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Kim Overvad
The aim of the present study was to explore substitution of intake of saturated fatty acids (FAs) with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated FAs and incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in men and women. A total of 57,053 Danish participants aged 50 to 64 years were enrolled in the Diet, Cancer and Health cohort study in 1993 to 1997 and completed a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire at baseline. Follow-up was registry-based and data were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards regression. The statistical model was formulated in such a way that 1 g/day of saturated FAs was replaced with 1 g/day of monounsaturated or polyunsaturated FAs while keeping total fat intake, total energy intake, and energy intake from protein and carbohydrates constant...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803593/predictors-of-obtaining-follow-up-care-in-the-province-of-ontario-canada-following-a-new-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-heart-failure-and-hypertension-in-the-emergency-department
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Clare L Atzema, Bing Yu, Noah M Ivers, Paula A Rochon, Douglas S Lee, Michael J Schull, Peter C Austin
OBJECTIVE: Patients with cardiovascular diseases are common in the emergency department (ED), and continuity of care following that visit is needed to ensure that they receive evidence-based diagnostic tests and therapy. We examined the frequency of follow-up care after discharge from an ED with a new diagnosis of one of three cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients with a new diagnosis of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, or hypertension, who were discharged from 157 non-pediatric EDs in Ontario, Canada, between April 2007 and March 2014...
August 14, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800934/is-the-risk-of-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-predictable-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-due-to-primary-lung-cancer
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Onder Kavurmaci, Tevfik Ilker Akcam, Ayse Gul Ergonul, Kutsal Turhan, Alpaslan Cakan, Ufuk Cagirici
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of cardiac arrhythmia which is commonly seen following lung resection. There is currently no algorithm which can predict which patients will develop postoperative AF (PAF). The present study aims to identify the risk factors for the development of PAF and high-risk patients with PAF along with multiple risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 887 patients, who underwent lung resection due to primary lung malignancy at our clinic between January 2000 and December 2016, were retrospectively analysed...
July 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780697/persistence-with-vka-treatment-in-newly-treated-atrial-fibrillation-patients-an-analysis-based-on-a-large-sample-of-38-076-german-patients
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Thomas Wilke, Antje Groth, Andreas Fuchs, Matthias Pfannkuche, Ulf Maywald
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe persistence with vitamin K antagonist (VKA) treatment in German atrial fibrillation (AF) patients and to identify factors which may be associated with early discontinuation of VKA therapy. METHODS: We did a retrospective cohort study based on an anonymized German claims dataset with VKA treatment-naïve AF patients, who received at least one VKA prescription. VKA therapy discontinuation was defined as a gap >180 days...
August 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749044/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-concomitant-coronary-heart-disease
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Xin Li, YiLi Fu, JinBai Miao, Hui Li, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: In recent years, based on clinical observations, the number of lung cancer patients with concomitant coronary heart disease (CHD) has gradually increased. However, because of the requirement of long-term anticoagulant therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), some of these patients lose the opportunity for surgical treatment, resulting in tumor progression. The objective of this study was to determine the appropriate timing of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy after PCI without increasing perioperative cardiovascular risk...
September 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740523/the-effects-of-zoledronic-acid-on-ecg-a-prospective-study-on-patients-with-bone-metastatic-cancer
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Derya Demirtas, Cemil Bilir, Abdullah Orhan Demirtas, Huseyin Engin
INTRODUCTION: There are controversial results in the risk of atrial fibrillation as well as arrhythmogenic potential of bis-phosphonates. METHOD: 37 patients and 40 healthy controls were evaluated prospectively with regard to the cardiac side effects related to the use of zoledronic acid (ZA) and its effects on electrocardiography (ECG) parameters. RESULT: As the basal ECG results of the patients diagnosed with cancer compared with the control group, it was determined that QT maximum was significantly lower, QT minimum was significantly higher...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739198/efficacy-and-safety-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-a-history-of-cancer-insights-from-the-aristotle-trial
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Chiara Melloni, Allison Dunning, Christopher B Granger, Laine Thomas, Michel G Khouri, David A Garcia, Elaine M Hylek, Michael Hanna, Lars Wallentin, Bernard J Gersh, Pamela S Douglas, John H Alexander, Renato D Lopes
BACKGROUND: Cancer is associated with a prothrombotic state and increases the risk of thrombotic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. We described the clinical characteristics and outcomes and assessed the safety and efficacy of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation and cancer in the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) trial. METHODS: The association between cancer and clinical outcomes was assessed using Cox regression models...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725275/ash-meeting-2016-developments-in-hemostaseology
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REVIEW
Clemens Feistritzer, Birgit Mosheimer
During the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in San Diego/California, novel developments in the field of hemostaseology were presented. Alternative treatment strategies besides factor replacement were discussed for patients with hemophilia. One of the highlights of the meeting in this year's plenary session was the presentation of successful adeno-associated virus mediated gene transfer in patients with hemophilia B leading to sustained elevation of factor IX:C (FIX:c). Other alternative treatment approaches in patients with hemophilia A may include bispecific antibodies mimicking factor VIIIa (FVIIIa) activity or disrupting anticoagulant proteins...
2017: Memo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711969/hyperuricemia-is-associated-with-an-increased-prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-referred-for-clinically-indicated-24-h-holter-monitoring
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A Mantovani, R Rigolon, A Civettini, B Bolzan, G Morani, S Bonapace, C Dugo, G Zoppini, E Bonora, G Targher
PURPOSE: Several studies have reported an association between hyperuricemia and increased risk of permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Currently, no published data are available on the relationship between hyperuricemia and risk of paroxysmal AF. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 245 T2DM outpatients without pre-existing AF, cancer, cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease, who underwent a 24-h ECG-Holter monitoring for various clinical indications...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667815/pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-an-emergency-hospital-are-our-patients-different
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Ana Maria Balahura, Andrada Guţă, Vlad Mihalcea, Emma Weiss, Maria Dorobanţu, Daniela Bartoş, Elisabeta Bădilă, Gheorghe Andrei Dan
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary embolism (PTE) represents a medical emergency and is the third most common cause of mortality after myocardial infarction and stroke. The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and management of patients with PTE admitted in a referral emergency hospital in Romania. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of PTE diagnosed in one of the largest emergency hospitals in Bucharest during a 2-year period (January 2014 - December 2016)...
June 27, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644156/clinical-case-of-the-month-a-57-year-old-man-with-an-axillary-mass
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Palak Desai, Andrew Myers, Brian Boulmay, Fred A Lopez
A 57-year-old man presented to the surgical oncology clinic with a mildly tender mass under his right arm. Four years prior, the patient had a melanoma removed from his right shoulder along with an ipsilateral right axillary sentinel lymph sampling. Computed tomography (CT) scan was negative for metastatic disease at that time. The patient did not undergo completion axillary node dissection and was lost to follow-up. The patient was originally from Australia, did not tan but reported multiple sunburns before age 18...
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623609/administration-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Marie-Anne Couturier, Hubert Galinat, Dominique Mottier, Christian Berthou, Gaëlle Guillerm, Eric Lippert, Aurélien Delluc
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been approved to treat and prevent thrombotic events. However, they are not yet labeled for use in patients with active cancers. Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are clonal chronic disorders with a high incidence of thrombotic events, for which low-dose aspirin (LDA) is the standard drug treatment. We analyzed efficacy and safety of DOACs prescription in patients treated for MPNs. An MPN database, the OBENE registry, was established at our institution. We collected biological and clinical data from diagnosis to last follow-up for every patient included in this study...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623118/derivation-and-validation-of-a-clinical-prediction-scale-for-isolated-distal-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-patients-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Sheng-Yun Li, Liang Feng, Mei-Juan Xiao, Si-Yan Chen, Jin-Cai He, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUND: Isolated distal deep venous thrombosis (IDDVT) is a common complication after ischemic stroke. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the clinical features and risk factors of IDDVT in patients with acute ischemic stroke. This study aimed to establish and validate a clinical prediction scale of IDDVT at an early stage of ischemic stroke development. METHODS: We retrospectively studied consecutive patients with stroke admitted to our neurology department between January and December 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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