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Ann M Carracher, Payal H Marathe, Kelly L Close
Ann M. Carracher, Payal H. Marathe, and Kelly L. Close are of Close Concerns (, a healthcare information company focused exclusively on diabetes and obesity care. Close Concerns publishes Closer Look, a periodical that brings together news and insights in these areas. Each month, the Journal of Diabetes includes this News feature, in which Carracher, Marathe, and Close review the latest developments relevant to researchers and clinicians.
May 21, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
Anthony N Muiru, Prossy Bibangambah, Linda Hemphill, Ruth Sentongo, June-Ho Kim, Virginia A Triant, David R Bangsberg, Alexander C Tsai, Jeffrey N Martin, Jessica E Haberer, Yap Boum, Jorge Plutzky, Peter W Hunt, Samson Okello, Mark J Siedner
BACKGROUND: The utility and validity of CVD risk scores are not well-studied in sub-Saharan Africa. We compared and correlated CVD risk scores with carotid intima media thickness (c-IMT) among HIV-infected and uninfected people in Uganda. METHODS: We first calculated CVD risk using the 1) Framingham laboratory-based score; 2) Framingham non-laboratory score (FRS-BMI); 3) Reynolds risk score; 4) American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association score; and 5) the Data-collection on Adverse Effects of Anti-HIV Drugs score...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
Diane Gal, Bart Thijs, Wolfgang Glänzel, Karin R Sipido
The concern about predominance of basic discovery research and lack of translation into clinical medicine, and segregation between these research communities, led the authors to study these research communities through mapping networks of publications and cross-references. Cardiovascular research from 1993 to 2013 was published in 565 journals, including 104 new journals. Only 50% were published in core cardiovascular journals, such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, whereas one-half of cardiovascular publications were found in broader biomedical/multidisciplinary journals...
April 10, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Andrew Elagizi, Carl J Lavie, Keri Marshall, James J DiNicolantonio, James H O'Keefe, Richard V Milani
The potential cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD) benefits of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (OM3) have been intensely studied and debated for decades. Initial trials were performed in patients with low use of maximal medical therapy for CVD, and reported significant mortality benefits with the use of 1 g/day OM3 intervention following myocardial infarction (MI). More recent studies, including cohorts of patients receiving modern guideline directed medical therapy for CVD, have often not shown similar benefits with OM3 use...
March 20, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Judit Karacsonyi, Bavana V Rangan, Shuaib Abdullah, Paul Sorajja, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: The role of women and foreign medical graduates (FMGs) in cardiology research published in the United States has received limited study. METHODS: We examined the characteristics of the first and last authors of all original contributions and review articles published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology from October 1, 2015, to October 1, 2016. RESULTS: A total of 345 articles were identified, with 687 first and last authors originating from ≥50 different countries...
March 15, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
Amos Baruch, Sofia Mosesova, John D Davis, Nageshwar Budha, Alexandr Vilimovskij, Robert Kahn, Kun Peng, Kyra J Cowan, Laura Pascasio Harris, Thomas Gelzleichter, Josh Lehrer, John C Davis, Whittemore G Tingley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Andrew Elagizi, Tobias S Köhler, Carl J Lavie
There is an ongoing debate in the medical community regarding the effects of testosterone on cardiovascular (CV) health. For decades, there has been conflicting evidence regarding the association of endogenous testosterone levels and CV disease (CVD) events that has resulted in much debate and confusion among health care providers and patients alike. Testosterone therapy has become increasingly widespread, and after the emergence of studies that reported increased CVD events in patients receiving testosterone therapy, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning statement about testosterone and its potential risk regarding CV health...
January 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
John Cordina, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is the commonest cardiac dysrhythmia. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are two approaches to the management of atrial fibrillation: controlling the ventricular rate or converting to sinus rhythm in the expectation that this would abolish its adverse effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in adults on the annual risk of stroke, peripheral embolism, and mortality...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk and adversely affects cardiovascular haemodynamics. Electrical cardioversion may, by restoring sinus rhythm, improve cardiovascular haemodynamics, reduce the risk of stroke, and obviate the need for long-term anticoagulation. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter on the risk of thromboembolic events, strokes and mortality (primary outcomes), the rate of cognitive decline, quality of life, the use of anticoagulants and the risk of re-hospitalisation (secondary outcomes) in adults (>18 years)...
November 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Martin Mayer
AIM: A crucial element of evidence-based healthcare is the sound understanding and use of statistics. As part of instilling sound statistical knowledge and practice, it seems useful to highlight instances of unsound statistical reasoning or practice, not merely in captious or vitriolic spirit, but rather, to use such error as a springboard for edification by giving tangibility to the concepts at hand and highlighting the importance of avoiding such error. This article aims to provide an instructive overview of two key statistical concepts: effect modification and P values...
December 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
William Clifford Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Waqas Ullah, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Nizar Bhulani, Warren J Manning, Srini Tridandapani, Faisal Khosa
BACKGROUND: With limited health care resources, bibliometric studies can help guide researchers and research funding agencies towards areas where reallocation or increase in research activity is warranted. Bibliometric analyses have been published in many specialties and sub-specialties but our literature search did not reveal a bibliometric analysis on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR). The main objective of the study was to identify the trends of the top 100 cited articles on CMR research...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
William Clifford Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Mina Mohammadi, Catherine Hill, Susan Chaney
PURPOSE: This article's purpose is to make advanced practice nurses (APNs) aware of a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treating symptomatic severe aortic valve stenosis in elderly patients. These patients are not safe surgical candidates because of their age and prohibitive risk profile, but they can benefit from valve replacement. METHODS: A systematic literature review was completed by searching online databases such as CINAHL, PubMed, and Google...
July 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Rolando Ulloa-Gutierrez, Andrea P Salgado, Adriana H Tremoulet
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the leading cause of acquired cardiac disease in children in developed countries and Asia. However, there is a paucity of data available from Latin America. In response to the gap in knowledge about KD in Latin America, a group of pediatric infectious disease researchers from the Kawasaki Disease Research Center at the University of California San Diego and the Sociedad Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica joined efforts during the last decade to address this problem. The Red de Enfermedad de Kawasaki en América Latina (Latin American Kawasaki Disease Network) was launched in 2013 to study the epidemiology of KD among children from the major pediatric tertiary referral hospitals in Latin America...
December 2014: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Ahmed Afifi
A disease that is associated with stroke and mortality, atrial fibrillation (AF) complicates 30 to 50% of mitral valve disease patients admitted for surgery.(1) Since the introduction of the Cox maze III procedure in 1992 many efforts have been made to come up with modified lesion sets and/or energy sources to surgically treat AF. This lead to the recently published American Heart Association (AHA)- American College of Cardiology (ACC)-Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines(2) stating that it is reasonable to perform atrial fibrillation ablation in selected patients undergoing other types of cardiac surgery...
2015: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
Yuan-hui Liu, Sheng-qi Wang, Jin-hua Xue, Yong Liu, Ji-yan Chen, Guo-feng Li, Ning Tan
BACKGROUND: China, as a rapidly developing country with the largest population of cardiologist in the world, has an increasing importance in the field of cardiology. However, the quantity and quality of research production in the field of cardiology is unclear. AIMS: To analyze the characteristics of the high-level articles published on cardiovascular diseases in Mainland China, and to provide information about achievements and development in cardiovascular research...
2015: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Javed Butler, Ayman Samman Tahhan, Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou, Anita Kelkar, Michael Lee, Bilal Khan, Eric Peterson, Gregg C Fonarow, Andreas P Kalogeropoulos, Mihai Gheorghiade
BACKGROUND: Efficient conduct of clinical trials is essential for the timely generation of critical medical knowledge. METHODS: We systematically assessed size, duration, enrollment rates, and geographic distribution of randomized cardiovascular trials published between 2001 and 2012 in the 8 highest-impact journals in general medicine and cardiology. RESULTS: Of the 1,224 trials, 27.0% were conducted in North America, 36.5% in Western Europe, and 7...
August 2015: American Heart Journal
Benjamin F Byrd, Theodore P Abraham, Denis B Buxton, Anthony V Coletta, James H S Cooper, Pamela S Douglas, Linda D Gillam, Steven A Goldstein, Thomas R Graf, Kenneth D Horton, Alexis A Isenberg, Allan L Klein, Joseph Kreeger, Randolph P Martin, Susan M Nedza, Amol Navathe, Patricia A Pellikka, Michael H Picard, John C Pilotte, Thomas J Ryan, Jack Rychik, Partho P Sengupta, James D Thomas, Leslie Tucker, William Wallace, R Parker Ward, Neil J Weissman, David H Wiener, Sarah Woodruff
Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014 clearly achieved the three goals set forth at the beginning of this document. First, the live event informed and educated attendees through a discussion of the evolving value-based healthcare environment, including a collaborative effort to define the important role of cardiovascular ultrasound in that environment. Second, publication of these Summit proceedings in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography will inform a wider audience of the important insights gathered...
July 2015: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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