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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090508/laser-applications-in-surgery
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REVIEW
Beina Azadgoli, Regina Y Baker
In modern medicine, lasers are increasingly utilized for treatment of a variety of pathologies as interest in less invasive treatment modalities intensifies. The physics behind lasers allows the same basic principles to be applied to a multitude of tissue types using slight modifications of the system. Multiple laser systems have been studied within each field of medicine. The term "laser" was combined with "surgery," "ablation," "lithotripsy," "cancer treatment," "tumor ablation," "dermatology," "skin rejuvenation," "lipolysis," "cardiology," "atrial fibrillation (AF)," and "epilepsy" during separate searches in the PubMed database...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062617/growth-differentiation-factor-15-as-a-biomarker-in-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kai C Wollert, Tibor Kempf, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is expressed and secreted in response to inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, telomere erosion, and oncogene activation. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major driver of GDF-15 production. GDF-15 has favorable preanalytic characteristics and can be measured in serum and plasma by immunoassay. CONTENT: In community-dwelling individuals higher concentrations of GDF-15 are associated with increased risks of developing CV disease, chronic kidney disease, and cancer, independent of traditional CV risk factors, renal function, and other biomarkers (C-reactive protein, B-type natriuretic peptide, cardiac troponin)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057799/prospective-study-of-oral-anticoagulants-and-risk-of-liver-injury-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Alvaro Alonso, Richard F MacLehose, Lin Y Chen, Lindsay Gs Bengtson, Alanna M Chamberlain, Faye L Norby, Pamela L Lutsey
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of liver injury hospitalisation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or warfarin and to determine predictors of liver injury hospitalisation in this population. METHODS: We studied 113 717 patients (mean age 70, 39% women) with AF included in the MarketScan Commercial and Medicare Supplemental databases with a first prescription for oral anticoagulation after 4 November 2011, followed through 31 December 2014...
January 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052124/prevalence-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-antithrombotic-therapy-in-hemodialysis-patients-cross-sectional-results-of-the-vienna-investigation-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-thromboembolism-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-vivaldi
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Oliver Königsbrügge, Florian Posch, Marlies Antlanger, Josef Kovarik, Renate Klauser-Braun, Josef Kletzmayr, Sabine Schmaldienst, Martin Auinger, Günther Zuntner, Matthias Lorenz, Ella Grilz, Gerald Stampfel, Stefan Steiner, Ingrid Pabinger, Marcus Säemann, Cihan Ay
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) adds significant risk of stroke and thromboembolism in patients on hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of AF in a population-based cohort of HD patients and practice patterns of antithrombotic therapy for stroke prevention in AF. METHODS: The Vienna InVestigation of AtriaL fibrillation and thromboembolism in patients on hemodialysis (VIVALDI), an ongoing prospective observational cohort study, investigates the prevalence of AF and the risk of thromboembolic events in HD patients in Vienna, Austria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030894/hypercoagulability-and-mortality-of-patients-with-stroke-and-active-cancer-the-oasis-cancer-study
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Mi Ji Lee, Jong-Won Chung, Myung-Ju Ahn, Seonwoo Kim, Jin Myoung Seok, Hye Min Jang, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Oh Young Bang
Background and Purpose: Patients with active cancer are at an increased risk for stroke. Hypercoagulability plays an important role in cancer-related stroke. We aimed to test whether 1) hypercoagulability is a predictor of survival, and 2) correction of the hypercoagulable state leads to better survival in patients with stroke and active cancer. Methods: We recruited consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke and active systemic cancer between January 2006 and July 2015...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028458/risk-of-lung-cancer-in-patients-with-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Chi-Kuei Hsu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Kun Wang, Likwang Chen
This large-scale, controlled cohort study estimated the risks of lung cancer in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Taiwan. We conducted this population-based study using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan during the period from 1997 to 2010. Patients with GERD were diagnosed using endoscopy, and controls were matched to patients with GERD at a ratio of 1:4. We identified 15,412 patients with GERD and 60,957 controls. Compared with the controls, the patients with GERD had higher rates of osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, depression, anxiety, hypertension, dyslipidemia, chronic liver disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, chronic kidney disease, and coronary artery disease (all P < ...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989537/delayed-cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-catheter-ablation
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Elizabeth Yetter, Jared Brazg, Diane Del Valle, Laura Mulvey, Eitan Dickman
Delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare and life-threatening complication of catheter ablation performed as a treatment of atrial fibrillation, with few cases described in the medical literature. We present the case of a 57year-old man presenting with DCT 61days following a catheter ablation procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most delayed case of cardiac tamponade (CT) following catheter ablation described in the literature. We also discuss the importance of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of CT...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978516/prognostic-significance-of-dementia-in-older-adults-with-solid-tumors
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Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Amy Hurst, Jean Bustamante, Nellowe Candelario, Sylvia Biso, Wikrom Chaiwatcharayut, Claudia Dourado, Andrew Rosenzweig
BACKGROUND: The public health burden of cancer and dementia in the geriatric population is well documented. There is limited data on how dementia predicts mortality among geriatric patients with solid tumors. The objective of this study is to determine the prognostic significance of dementia on survival in patients with solid tumors. METHODS: We performed a 5-year retrospective study on elderly subjects aged ≥60 years with and without dementia that were diagnosed with solid tumors...
December 16, 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974712/outcome-of-combination-therapy-with-sofosbuvir-and-ledipasvir-for-chronic-type-c-liver-disease
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Satoru Hagiwara, Naoshi Nishida, Tomohiro Watanabe, Toshiharu Sakurai, Hiroshi Ida, Yasunori Minami, Masahiro Takita, Tomohiro Minami, Mina Iwanishi, Hirokazu Chishina, Kazuomi Ueshima, Yoriaki Komeda, Tadaaki Arizumi, Masatoshi Kudo
INTRODUCTION: Recently, the treatment of chronic hepatitis C has markedly advanced. A phase III clinical study of combination therapy with sofosbuvir (SOF) and ledipasvir (LDV) was conducted in Japan, and the additive therapeutic effects were reported. In this study, we report the results of treatment in our hospital. METHODS: Of 147 patients with chronic type C liver disease who had consulted our hospital since September 2015 and received SOF/LDV therapy, in 91 subjects a sustained virological response of 12 weeks (SVR12) could be evaluated...
December 15, 2016: Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930986/plant-derived-flavone-apigenin-the-small-molecule-with-promising-activity-against-therapeutically-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Shabir Ahmad Ganai
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men in the United States. Mounting evidences suggest that in the pathophysiology of prostate cancer epigenetic modifications play a considerable role. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have strong crosstalk with prostate cancer progression as they regulate various genes meant for tumour suppression. HDACs are emerging as striking molecular targets for anticancer drugs and therapy as their aberrant expression has been implicated in several cancers...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928146/clinical-significance-of-hematuria-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-oral-anticoagulation-therapy
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Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND: Hematuria is a common and important complication in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT). This study evaluated the clinical significance of hematuria and its relationship with genitourinary disease in AF patients receiving OAT.Methods and Results:Among 20,456 consecutive AF patients who visited a tertiary hospital from January 2005 to April 2015, 5,833 had hematuria. Of these 5,833 patients, 3,798 were on OAT (OAT(+) group) and 2,035 were not (OAT(-) group)...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905161/the-impact-of-co-morbidity-burden-on-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapy-and-all-cause-mortality-insight-from-danish-nationwide-clinical-registers
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Anne Christine Ruwald, Michael Vinther, Gunnar H Gislason, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jons
AIMS: In a nationwide cohort of primary (PP-ICD) and secondary prevention (SP-ICD) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients, we aimed to investigate the association between co-morbidity burden and risk of appropriate ICD therapy and mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified all patients >18 years, implanted with first-time PP-ICD (n = 1873) or SP-ICD (n = 2461) in Denmark from 2007 to 2012. Co-morbidity was identified in administrative registers of hospitalization and drug prescription from pharmacies...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887899/association-of-preoperative-right-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-with-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-lung-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Norikatsu Mita, Masataka Kuroda, Sohtaro Miyoshi, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the relationship between right and left ventricular (RV and LV) diastolic function and postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). The early effects of major lung surgery on cardiac function in the intraoperative period during lung surgery were evaluated, using transesophageal echocardiography. DESIGN: Single-center prospective observational study. SETTING: A public hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing elective lobectomy with lymph node dissection for lung cancer (n = 116)...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862097/phase-ib-trial-of-cabazitaxel-and-tasquinimod-in-men-with-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-mcrpc-the-catch-trial
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Andrew J Armstrong, Michael S Humeniuk, Patrick Healy, Russell Szmulewitz, Carolyn Winters, Julie Kephart, Michael R Harrison, Elia Martinez, Kelly Mundy, Susan Halabi, Daniel George
BACKGROUND: Tasquinimod is an immunomodulating and anti-antiangiogenic oral agent with anti-prostate cancer activity in preclinical studies and in clinical trials of men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), including single agent activity and in combination with taxanes. We sought to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of tasquinimod in combination with cabazitaxel and prednisone in men with chemorefractory mCRPC. METHODS: Men with mCRPC who had failed prior docetaxel chemotherapy received cabazitaxel 25 mg/m(2) every 3 weeks with oral tasquinimod at 1 of 3 escalating dose levels (0...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856091/a-clinical-risk-prediction-tool-for-6-month-mortality-after-dialysis-initiation-among-older-adults
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James P Wick, Tanvir C Turin, Peter D Faris, Jennifer M MacRae, Robert G Weaver, Marcello Tonelli, Braden J Manns, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Information on an individual's risk for death following dialysis therapy initiation may inform the decision to initiate maintenance dialysis for older adults. We derived and validated a clinical risk prediction tool for all-cause mortality among older adults during the first 6 months of maintenance dialysis treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Prediction model using retrospective administrative and clinical data. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We linked administrative and clinical data to define a cohort of 2,199 older adults (age ≥ 65 years) in Alberta, Canada, who initiated maintenance dialysis therapy (excluding acute kidney injury) in May 2003 to March 2012...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851852/atrial-fibrillation-and-cancer-validation-in-the-real-world
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Chang H Kim, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Guilherme H Oliveira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851837/atrial-fibrillation-and-cancer-validation-in-the-real-world-reply
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David Conen, Christine M Albert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818480/rivaroxaban-for-periprocedural-anticoagulation-therapy-in-japanese-patients-undergoing-catheter-ablation-of-paroxysmal-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Mihoko Kawabata, Takeshi Sasaki, Shingo Maeda, Yasuhiro Shirai, Yasuteru Yamauchi, Junichi Nitta, Masahiko Goya, Kenzo Hirao
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been shown to be safe and effective for the prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients, however, experience with peri-AF ablation management of DOACs is scarce. This study aimed to investigate the safety and feasibility of periprocedural anticoagulation therapy with rivaroxaban in Japanese patients undergoing paroxysmal non-valvular AF (NVAF) ablation using radiofrequency energy.This study was a multicenter, prospective pilot study. In paroxysmal NVAF patients, rivaroxaban (15 mg or 10 mg once-daily) was started at least 4 weeks prior to AF ablation, discontinued on the day of the procedure, resumed within 24 hours after ablation, and continued at least 3 months afterwards...
December 2, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812678/atrial-function-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-after-treatment-with-anthracyclines
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Yalin Tolga Yaylali, Ahmet Saricopur, Mustafa Yurtdas, Hande Senol, Gamze Gokoz-Dogu
Background: Atrial electromechanical delay (EMD) is used to predict atrial fibrillation, measured by echocardiography. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess atrial EMD and mechanical function after anthracycline-containing chemotherapy. Methods: Fifty-three patients with breast cancer (48 ± 8 years old) who received 240 mg/m2of Adriamycin, 2400 mg/m2 of cyclophosphamide, and 960 mg/m2 of paclitaxel were included in this retrospective study, as were 42 healthy subjects (47 ± 9 years old)...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803991/outcomes-of-surgery-for-lung-cancer-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-preoperative-comorbidity-a-decade-of-experience-at-a-single-institution-in-japan
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Ryu Kanzaki, Toru Kimura, Tomohiro Kawamura, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura
PURPOSE: To investigate the surgical outcomes of surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) as a preoperative comorbidity. METHODS: Among 805 patients who underwent surgery for NSCLC, 27 (3.4%) had a history of AF. We analyzed the perioperative and long-term outcomes of these 27 patients. RESULTS: Fourteen patients (52%) had chronic AF and 13 (48%) had paroxysmal AF; being high rates of a comorbid illness...
November 1, 2016: Surgery Today
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