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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211296/recommendations-for-the-medical-management-of-chronic-venous-disease-the-role-of-micronized-purified-flavanoid-fraction-mpff
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Ronald Bush, Anthony Comerota, Mark Meissner, Joseph D Raffetto, Steven R Hahn, Katherine Freeman
Scope A systematic review of the clinical literature concerning medical management of chronic venous disease with the venoactive therapy Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction was conducted in addition to an investigation of the hemodynamics and mechanism of chronic venous disease. Methods The systematic review of the literature focused on the use of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction (diosmin) which has recently become available in the US, in the management of chronic venous disease. The primary goal was to assess the level of evidence of the role of Micronized Purified Flavonoid Fraction in the healing of ulcers, and secondarily on the improvement of the symptoms of chronic venous disease such as edema...
April 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210569/infant-acute-myocarditis-mimicking-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Maher Jedidi, Samia Tilouche, Tasnim Masmoudi, Maha Sahnoun, Youssef Chkirbène, Sarra Mestiri, Lamia Boughamoura, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Mohamed Kamel Souguir
Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and progression. In clinical practice, although there are many methods of diagnosis of acute myocarditis, the diagnosis remains an embarrassing dilemma for clinicians. The authors report the case of 9-month-old infant who was brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department with sudden onset dyspnea. Examination disclosed heart failure and resuscitation was undertaken. The electrocardiogram showed an ST segment elevation in the anterolateral leads with a mirror image...
October 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209176/infective-endocarditis-causing-mitral-valve-stenosis-a-rare-but-deadly-complication-a-case-report
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Michael A Hart, Gautam R Shroff
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis rarely causes mitral valve stenosis. When present, it has the potential to cause severe hemodynamic decompensation and death. There are only 15 reported cases in the literature of mitral prosthetic valve bacterial endocarditis causing stenosis by obstruction. This case is even more unusual due to the mechanism by which functional mitral stenosis occurred. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 23-year-old white woman with a history of intravenous drug abuse who presented with acute heart failure...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203096/burden-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-among-hospitalized-patients-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the real-world treatment patterns and burden of suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA pneumonia, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
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Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198957/nursing-diagnoses-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-a-longitudinal-study
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Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira, Paula Vanessa Peclat Flores, Lyvia da Silva Figueiredo, Cristina Silva Arruda, Keila Mara Cassiano, Gláucia Cristina Andrade Vieira, Thais de Rezende Bessa Guerra, Vanessa Alves da Silva, Ana Carla Dantas Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: Identifying Nursing Diagnoses of fatigue, activity intolerance and decreased cardiac output in hospitalized patients with heart failure and verifying the association between the defining characteristics and the Nursing Diagnoses. METHOD: A longitudinal and prospective study that followed hospitalized patients with heart failure for three weeks. The data collected through interviews and physical examinations were sent to expert nurses for diagnostic inference...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198066/breathing-not-properly-in-the-oldest-old-is-brain-natriuretic-peptide-a-poor-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
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EDITORIAL
Michele Emdin, Alberto Aimo, Claudio Passino, Giuseppe Vergaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197279/a-sudden-change-of-heart-a-case-of-rapidly-reversed-stress-cardiomyopathy-in-a-critically-ill-patient
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Michael I Brener, Ali R Keramati, Marek A Mirski, Oscar H Cingolani
We report the case of a 79-year-old woman who presented to our hospital for elective removal of an infratentorial meningioma and suffered a periprocedural cardiac arrest. Shortly after uncomplicated induction of anesthesia prior to the surgery, the patient became hypotensive and bradycardic, culminating ultimately in a cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity. Return of spontaneous circulation occurred within 90 seconds of arrest, but the patient remained dependent on maximal doses of epinephrine and dopamine for hemodynamic support...
June 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196811/the-heart-failure-epidemic-a-uk-perspective
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REVIEW
Martin R Cowie
Heart failure is appropriately described as an epidemic, with 1-2% of healthcare expenditure being directed at its management. In England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance on best practice for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure. Echocardiography is key to the diagnosis of the underlying cardiac abnormalities, and access to this (with our without biochemical testing using natriuretic peptides) is key to high quality and speedy diagnosis...
February 14, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196483/aortic-stiffening-precedes-onset-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-diastolic-dysfunction
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Ilya Karagodin, Omer Aba-Omer, Rodney Sparapani, Jennifer L Strande
BACKGROUND: Identifying which patients with diastolic dysfunction will progress to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging. The goal of this study is to determine whether increased vascular stiffness as identified on 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) serves as a biomarker for the development of HFpEF in patients with diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: The study design is a matched retrospective case-control study. Subjects with diastolic dysfunction were divided into two groups based on whether they had a clinical diagnosis of HFpEF...
February 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196196/identification-of-transthyretin-cardiac-amyloidosis-using-serum-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-a-clinical-prediction-model
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Marios Arvanitis, Clarissa M Koch, Gloria G Chan, Celia Torres-Arancivia, Michael P LaValley, Daniel R Jacobson, John L Berk, Lawreen H Connors, Frederick L Ruberg
Importance: Transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR) is an underrecognized cause of heart failure (HF) in older individuals, owing in part to difficulty in diagnosis. ATTR can result from substitution of valine for isoleucine at codon 122 of the transthyretin (TTR) gene (V122I), present in 3.43% of African American individuals. Objective: To examine whether serum retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4), an endogenous TTR ligand, could be used as a diagnostic test for ATTR V122I amyloidosis...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193717/differences-in-presentation-and-outcomes-between-children-with-familial-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-children-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-report-from-the-pediatric-cardiomyopathy-registry-study-group
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Paolo Rusconi, James D Wilkinson, Lynn A Sleeper, Minmin Lu, Gerald F Cox, Jeffrey A Towbin, Steven D Colan, Steven A Webber, Charles E Canter, Stephanie M Ware, Daphne T Hsu, Wendy K Chung, John L Jefferies, Christina Cordero, Steven E Lipshultz
BACKGROUND: Research comparing the survival of children with familial dilated cardiomyopathy (FDCM) to that of children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) has produced conflicting results. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from children with FDCM or IDCM using the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry. Compared to children with IDCM (n=647), children with FDCM (n=223) were older (mean 6.2 versus 4.5 years, P<0...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193484/clearance-of-cardiac-troponin-t-with-and-without-kidney-function
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Vincent Fridén, Karin Starnberg, Aida Muslimovic, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Christian Bjurman, Niklas Forsgard, Anna Wickman, Ola Hammarsten
OBJECTIVE: The extent of kidney-dependent clearance of the cardiac damage biomarker cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined clearance of cTnT after injection of heart extracts in rats with or without clamped kidney vessels. The extent of degradation of cTnT to fragments able to pass the glomerular membrane and the kidney extraction index of cTnT was examined in human subjects. After a bolus injection of rat cardiac extract, simulating a large myocardial infarction, there was no significant difference in clearance of cTnT with or without kidney function...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193193/observation-management-of-pulmonary-embolism-and-agreement-with-claims-based-and-clinical-risk-stratification-criteria-in-united-states-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Elaine Nguyen, Craig I Coleman, W Frank Peacock, Philip S Wells, Erin R Weeda, Veronica Ashton, Concetta Crivera, Peter Wildgoose, Jeff R Schein, Thomas J Bunz, Gregory J Fermann
BACKGROUND: Guidelines suggest observation stays are appropriate for pulmonary embolism (PE) patients at low-risk for early mortality. We sought to assess agreement between United States (US) observation management of PE and claims-based and clinical risk stratification criteria. METHODS: Using US Premier data from 11/2012 to 3/2015, we identified adult observation stay patients with a primary diagnosis of PE, ≥1 PE diagnostic test claim and evidence of PE treatment...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191906/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-verification-for-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-presence-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-the-actionice-ii-study
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Jakub Baran, Beata Zaborska, Roman Piotrowski, Malgorzata Sikora-Frąc, Ewa Pilichowska-Paszkiet, Piotr Kułakowski
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) remains the gold standard for exclusion of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus in patients scheduled for direct electrical cardioversion (DEC) or atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) of the pulmonary artery (PA) has been shown to provide excellent LAA images and to be useful in verification of equivocal TEE findings. HYPOTHESIS: ICE of the PA may have a role in detecting false-positive TEE results...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191625/iatrogenic-vascular-injuries-due-to-spinal-surgeries-endovascular-perspective
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Mustafa Gok, Elcin Aydin, Serkan Guneyli, Ali Akay, Celal Cinar, Ismail Oran
AIM: Iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries are rare but serious complications. Surgical management of these injuries is challenging with high morbidity rates. In this study we aim to present the results of endovascular management of iatrogenic vascular injuries due to spinal surgeries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 11 patients (5 male, 6 female) who had vascular injuries due to cervical and lumbar spinal surgeries. Clinical findings were bleeding (n=5), leg edema (n=6) and right heart failure with severe dyspnea (n=1)...
January 17, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188967/prevalence-of-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-older-portuguese-adults-an-empire-substudy
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António Robalo Nunes, Cândida Fonseca, Filipa Marques, Aurora Belo, Dialina Brilhante, José Cortez
AIM: The present study aimed to characterize the prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in older Portuguese adults, and to compare it with the prevalence in younger individuals. METHODS: A population-based, cross-sectional study (EMPIRE study) enrolling a representative sample of 6267 adults aged <65 years and 1617 adults aged ≥65 years was carried out. Hemoglobin, ferritin, creatinine and C-reactive protein levels were measured by Point-of-Care tests. RESULTS: Anemia was more prevalent (P < 0...
February 11, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183324/identification-of-taz-mutations-in-pediatric-patients-with-cardiomyopathy-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Jian Wang, Ying Guo, Meirong Huang, Zhen Zhang, Junxue Zhu, Tingliang Liu, Lin Shi, Fen Li, Huimin Huang, Lijun Fu
BACKGROUND: Barth syndrome (BTHS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by cardiomyopathy, neutropenia, skeletal myopathy and growth delay. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment may improve the prognosis of this disease. The purpose of this study is to determine the role of targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) in the early diagnosis of BTHS in children with cardiomyopathy. METHODS: During the period between 2012 and 2015, a gene panel-based NGS approach was used to search for potentially disease-causing genetic variants in all patients referred to our institution with a clinical diagnosis of primary cardiomyopathy...
February 10, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182172/chronic-disease-self-management-support-for-persons-with-dementia-in-a-clinical-setting
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Joseph Elias Ibrahim, Laura J Anderson, Aleece MacPhail, Janaka Jonathan Lovell, Marie-Claire Davis, Margaret Winbolt
The burden of chronic disease is greater in individuals with dementia, a patient group that is growing as the population is aging. The cornerstone of optimal management of chronic disease requires effective patient self-management. However, this is particularly challenging in older persons with a comorbid diagnosis of dementia. The impact of dementia on a person's ability to self-manage his/her chronic disease (eg, diabetes mellitus or heart failure) varies according to the cognitive domain(s) affected, severity of impairment and complexity of self-care tasks...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181125/different-trajectories-and-significance-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-congestion-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Matteo Beltrami, Gaetano Ruocco, Aladino Ibrahim, Barbara Lucani, Beatrice Franci, Ranuccio Nuti, Alberto Palazzuoli
The exact relationship existing among congestion status, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) changes and acute kidney injury (AKI) has not been elucidated in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). The aims of this study are: to investigate the relation and prognostic role of BNP, AKI and clinical congestion after discharge; to define the exact BNP cut off value or a BNP in-hospital reduction to identify patients with higher risk during vulnerable post-discharge phase. We consecutively enrolled 157 patients with a diagnosis of AHF...
February 8, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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