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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163978/same-features-different-diagnosis-a-case-of-ilio-iliac-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-as-decompensated-heart-failure
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Saad Rehman, Hamish Sinclair, Alex Rodway, Alex Kovalic, Katharine Webb-Peploe, Syed Waquar Yusuf
In case of high output cardiac failure, an arteriovenous fistula should be considered.
November 2017: JRSM Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163845/improved-medical-expenditure-and-survival-with-integration-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-treatment-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ming-Yen Tsai, Wen-Long Hu, Jen-Huai Chiang, Yu-Chuen Huang, Shih-Yu Chen, Yu-Chiang Hung, Yung-Hsiang Chen
Background: No previous studies have evaluated the effects of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment on patients with heart failure (HF). Hence, in this study, we determined whether TCM treatment affects the healthcare burden and survival of HF patients. Methods: Samples were retrieved from the registry of catastrophic illness patients of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). Based on a frequency (1:1) matched case-control design, patients with HF between 2000 and 2010 were designated as cases (TCM users) and controls (non-TCM users)...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162360/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-heart-failure-the-state-of-the-art-after-the-serve-hf-trial
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REVIEW
João Carmo, Inês Araújo, Filipa Marques, Cândida Fonseca
Heart failure (HF) is one of the most prevalent conditions worldwide and despite therapeutic advances, its prognosis remains poor. Among the multiple comorbidities in HF, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is frequent and worsens the prognosis. Preliminary observational studies suggested that treatment of SDB could modify the prognosis of HF, and the issue has gained importance in recent years. The diagnosis of SDB is expensive, slow and suboptimal, and there is thus a need for screening devices that are easier to use and validated in this population...
November 18, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162339/acute-kidney-injury-and-risk-of-incident-heart-failure-among-us-veterans
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Nisha Bansal, Michael E Matheny, Robert A Greevy, Svetlana K Eden, Amy M Perkins, Sharidan K Parr, James Fly, Khaled Abdel-Kader, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Adriana M Hung, Theodore Speroff, T Alp Ikizler, Edward D Siew
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common and associated with poor outcomes. Heart failure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease among patients with chronic kidney disease. The relationship between AKI and heart failure remains unknown and may identify a novel mechanistic link between kidney and cardiovascular disease. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: We studied a national cohort of 300,868 hospitalized US veterans (2004-2011) without a history of heart failure...
November 18, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158831/identification-and-validation-of-a-salivary-protein-panel-to-detect-heart-failure-early
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Xi Zhang, Terry Walsh, John J Atherton, Karam Kostner, Benjamin Schulz, Chamindie Punyadeera
BACKGROUND: Over 26 million people suffer from heart failure (HF) globally. Current diagnosis of HF relies on clinical evaluation, blood assays and imaging techniques. Our aim is to develop a diagnostic assay to detect HF in at risk individuals within the community using human saliva as a medium, potentially leading to a simple, safe early warning system. METHODS: Saliva samples were collected from healthy controls (n=36) and HF patients (n=75). Salivary proteome profiles were analysed by Sequential Window Acquisition of All Theoretical fragment ion spectra - Mass Spectrometry (SWATH-MS)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158679/treatment-of-pulmonary-hypertension-with-left-heart-disease-a-concise-review
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REVIEW
Anish Desai, Shilpa A Desouza
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg, as determined by right heart catheterization. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can no longer be considered an orphan disease given the increase in awareness and availability of new drugs. PH carries with it a dismal prognosis and leads to significant morbidity and mortality. Symptoms can range from dyspnea, fatigue and chest pain to right ventricular failure and death. PH is divided into five groups by the World Health Organization (WHO), based on etiology...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158065/electrocardiographic-predictors-of-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-myocarditis-the-importance-of-qrs-t-angle
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Shmuel Chen, Sarah Hoss, Vicki Zeniou, Ayelet Shauer, Dan Admon, Donna R Zwas, Chaim Lotan, Andre Keren, Israel Gotsman
BACKGROUND: Acute myocarditis carries a variable prognosis. We evaluated the morbidity and mortality rates in patients with acute myocarditis and admission electrocardiographic predictors of outcome. METHODS: Patients admitted to a tertiary hospital with a clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis were evaluated. RESULTS: 193 patients were included. Median follow-up was 5.7 years; 82% were males, median age of 30 years (21-39). The most common clinical presentations were chest pain (77%) and fever (53%)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154433/cardiac-muscle-wasting-in-individuals-with-cancer-cachexia
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Anush Barkhudaryan, Nadja Scherbakov, Jochen Springer, Wolfram Doehner
AIMS: Cachexia is a severe complication of cancer that adversely affects the course of the disease and is associated with high rates of mortality. Patients with cancer manifest symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and impaired exercise tolerance, which are clinical signs of chronic heart failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac muscle wasting in cancer individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively analysed 177 individuals who died of cancer, including 58 lung, 60 pancreatic, and 59 gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and 42 cancer-free controls who died of other, non-cardiovascular reasons...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153994/incident-atrial-fibrillation-and-the-risk-of-congestive-heart-failure-myocardial-infarction-end-stage-kidney-disease-and-mortality-among-patients-with-a-decreased%C3%A2-estimated-gfr
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David Massicotte-Azarniouch, John Paul Kuwornu, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Ngan N Lam, Amber O Molnar, Deborah Zimmerman, Megan K McCallum, Amit X Garg, Manish M Sood
BACKGROUND: The association of atrial fibrillation (AF), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and adverse events. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based retrospective cohort study from Ontario, Canada. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 1,422,978 million adult residents with eGFRs < 90mL/min/1.73m(2) from April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2015. FACTOR: A diagnosis of AF at hospitalization. OUTCOMES: Congestive heart failure (CHF), myocardial infarction (MI), end-stage kidney disease, all-cause mortality...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153757/-pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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REVIEW
M Merad, A Alibay, S Ammari, S Antoun, A Bouguerba, S Ayed, F Vincent
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy syndrome is a rare clinicopathological entity in which tumor cell micro-emboli in the pulmonary microcirculation induced thrombotic microangiopathy. This can cause respiratory failure, and acute or sub-acute right heart failure. Histological features include micro tumor emboli in the small arteries and arterioles of the lung associated with thrombus formation and fibro-cellular and fibro-muscular intimal proliferation. The diagnosis is however extremely difficult to make before death...
November 16, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153204/proteomic-biomarkers-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Muhammad Zubair Israr, Liam M Heaney, Toru Suzuki
Heart failure (HF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Biomarkers are used to assist clinicians with timely diagnosis, prognosis, and risk prediction of patients for personalized treatment. Using modern proteomic methods such as mass spectrometry, an increasing number of novel biomarkers have been identified that further aid clinicians in the early diagnosis and outcome prediction of HF. This article focuses on the array of common and novel protein-based biomarkers that provide diagnostic and prognostic information in HF...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153118/comorbidity-status-and-annual-total-medical-expenditures-in-u-s-hypertensive-adults
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Chanhyun Park, Jing Fang, Nikki A Hawkins, Guijing Wang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to investigate comorbidity status and its impact on total medical expenditures in non-institutionalized hypertensive adults in the U.S. METHODS: Data from the 2011-2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey were used. Patients were included if they had a diagnosis code for hypertension, were aged ≥18 years, and were not pregnant during the study period (N=26,049). The Elixhauser Comorbidity Index was modified to add hypertension-related comorbidities...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153115/prevalence-and-medical-costs-of-chronic-diseases-among-adult-medicaid-beneficiaries
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John M Chapel, Matthew D Ritchey, Donglan Zhang, Guijing Wang
INTRODUCTION: This review summarizes the current literature for the prevalence and medical costs of noncommunicable chronic diseases among adult Medicaid beneficiaries to inform future program design. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched in August 2016 using keywords, including Medicaid, health status, and healthcare cost, to identify original studies that were published during 2000-2016, examined Medicaid as an independent population group, examined prevalence or medical costs of chronic conditions, and included adults within the age group 18-64 years...
December 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152438/barriers-to-timely-completion-of-radiation-therapy-in-patients-with-cervical-cancer-in-an-urban-tertiary-care-center
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Justin Cohen, Amy Harper, Elizabeth M Nichols, Gautam G Rao, Pranshu Mohindra, Dana Marie Roque
Background In 2017, there will be an estimated 12,820 women diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, causing an estimation of 4,210 deaths. Among U.S. women, there is a 33% greater incidence and 71% higher cervical cancer mortality in high-poverty counties when compared to low-income counties [1]. In those dispositioned to chemoradiation, treatment time of less than eight weeks is associated with compromised pelvic control. We sought to identify patient or disease characteristics and socioeconomic or psychosocial barriers that contribute to delays in treatment completion in order to formulate new policies to address these needs...
September 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150530/declining-rates-of-hospitalization-for-selected-cardiovascular-disease-conditions-among-adults-aged-%C3%A2-35-years-with-diagnosed-diabetes-u-s-1998-2014
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Nilka Ríos Burrows, YanFeng Li, Edward W Gregg, Linda S Geiss
OBJECTIVE: Reductions in heart attack and stroke hospitalizations are well documented in the U.S. population with diabetes. We extended trend analyses to other cardiovascular disease (CVD) conditions, including stroke by type, and used four additional years of data. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Using 1998-2014 National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample data, we estimated the number of discharges having acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (ICD-9 codes 410-411), cardiac dysrhythmia (427), heart failure (428), hemorrhagic stroke (430-432), or ischemic stroke (433...
November 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148856/novel-applications-for-serum-procalcitonin-testing-in-clinical-practice
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Justin J Choi, Matthew W McCarthy
Procalcitonin has emerged as a reliable marker of acute bacterial infection in hospitalized patients and the assay has recently been incorporated into several clinical algorithms to reduce antimicrobial overuse, but its use in patients with end-organ dysfunction is controversial. Areas covered: In this review, the authors examine what is known about procalcitonin testing in patients with organ dysfunction, including those with end-stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cirrhosis, and explore how the assay is now being used in the management of non-infectious diseases...
November 17, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146613/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-trajectories-of-hospitalization-in-us-men-and-women-with-heart-failure
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Matthew E Dupre, Danan Gu, Hanzhang Xu, Janese Willis, Lesley H Curtis, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have documented racial and ethnic disparities in hospitalization among patients with heart failure (HF). However, racial/ethnic differences in trajectories of hospitalization following the diagnosis of HF have not been well characterized. This study examined racial/ethnic differences in individual-level trajectories of hospitalization in older adults with diagnosed HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from a nationally representative prospective cohort of US men and women aged 45 years and older were used to examine the number of hospitalizations reported every 24 months...
November 16, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
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Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144533/anaemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-heart-failure-epidemiological-gaps-diagnostic-challenges-and-therapeutic-barriers-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Abel Makubi, Johnson Lwakatare, Okechukwu S Ogah, Lars Rydén, Lars H Lund, Julie Makani
Anaemia and iron deficiency (ID) are common and of prognostic importance in heart failure (HF). In both conditions the epidemiology, diagnosis and therapies have been extensively studied in high-income countries but are still largely unexplored in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The lack of adequate and robust epidemiological data in SSA makes it difficult to recognise the significance of anaemia and ID in HF. From a clinical perspective, less attention is paid by clinicians to screening for anaemia in HF, and as far as interventions are concerned, there are no clinical trials in SSA that provide guidance on the appropriate interventional approach...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143665/cardiopulmonary-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-heartworm-disease
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REVIEW
Elena Carretón, Rodrigo Morchón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso
In heartworm disease, several biomarkers of cardiopulmonary injury and inflammatory activity have been studied during the recent years. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product present after a clot is degraded, which has been reported to provide support for the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism in heartworm disease. Furthermore, concentrations increment with increased disease severity and during the adulticide treatment. This increase in concentration has proved to be valuable. Cardiac biomarkers troponin I, myoglobin and NT-proBNP demonstrated presence of myocardial injury and heart failure, especially in chronic infections, which in some cases, slightly improve after the adulticide treatment...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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