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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647723/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-high-impact-users-among-patients-with-cerebrovascular-conditions
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Ahsan Rao, Alice Jones, Alex Bottle, Ara Darzi, Paul Aylin
OBJECTIVE: To apply group-based trajectory modelling (GBTM) to the hospital administrative data to evaluate, model and visualise trends and changes in the frequency of long-term hospital care use of the subgroups of patients with cerebrovascular conditions. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of patients with cerebrovascular conditions. SETTINGS: Secondary care of all patients with cerebrovascular conditions admitted to English National Hospital Service hospitals...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626809/epidermal-growth-factor-prevents-apoe4-induced-cognitive-and-cerebrovascular-deficits-in-female-mice
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Riya Thomas, Alan W J Morris, Leon M Tai
Cerebrovascular dysfunction is re-emerging as a major component of aging, and may contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). Two important risk factors for cerebrovascular dysfunction are APOE and female sex, which are primarily researched in the context of high amyloid-β (Aβ) levels as found in AD. However, APOE4 and sex modulate Aβ-independent pathways that may induce cerebrovascular dysfunction as a downstream consequence. Therefore, testing the activity of factors that target cerebrovascular dysfunction in Aβ-independent models that incorporate APOE4 and female sex is crucial...
June 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622921/accurate-prediction-of-coronary-and-cerebrovascular-events-adding-small-pieces-to-an-emerging-puzzle
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EDITORIAL
Sorin J Brener
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617256/mortality-of-populations-residing-in-geothermal-areas-of-tuscany-during-the-period-2003-2012
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Elisa Bustaffa, Fabrizio Minichilli, Daniela Nuvolone, Fabio Voller, Francesco Cipriani, Fabrizio Bianchi
INTRODUCTION: The limited scientific knowledge on the relationship between exposure and health effects in relation to geothermal activity motivated an epidemiologic investigation of Tuscan geothermal area. AIM: This study aims at describing mortality of populations living in Tuscan municipalities in the period 2003-2012. METHOD: Sixteen municipalities were included in the study area: eight in the northern and eight in the southern area. Mortality data come from the Regional Mortality Registry of Tuscany...
April 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612915/how-to-predict-the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-under-50-and-over-80-years-old-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Dorota Sobczyk, Bryan HyoChan Song, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Tomasz Darocha, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Krzysztof Wróbel, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in developed countries and there is an increasing number of both young and elderly patients requiring surgical treatment. Despite improvement of conventional risk stratification scores (EuroSCORE II, STS risk score), all of the calculations are estimated based on the typical population and the studies emphasize that the scales may need further investigation and modernization, as demographic changes of the population suffering from CAD are unavoidable...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611890/index-to-predict-in-hospital-mortality-in-older-adults-after-non-traumatic-emergency-department-intubations
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Kei Ouchi, Samuel Hohmann, Tadahiro Goto, Peter Ueda, Emily L Aaronson, Daniel J Pallin, Marcia A Testa, James A Tulsky, Jeremiah D Schuur, Mara A Schonberg
INTRODUCTION: Our goal was to develop and validate an index to predict in-hospital mortality in older adults after non-traumatic emergency department (ED) intubations. METHODS: We used Vizient administrative data from hospitalizations of 22,374 adults ≥75 years who underwent non-traumatic ED intubation from 2008-2015 at nearly 300 U.S. hospitals to develop and validate an index to predict in-hospital mortality. We randomly selected one half of participants for the development cohort and one half for the validation cohort...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606039/the-progress-of-epilepsy-after-stroke
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Yinghao Zhao, Xiangyan Li, Kun Zhang, Ti Tong, Ranji Cui
Epilepsy is the second most common disease caused by multiple factors and characterized by an excessive discharge of certain neurons in the nervous system. Cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, is viewed as the most common cause of epilepsy in the elderly population, accounting for 30%-50% of the newly diagnosed cases of epilepsy cases in this age group. Depending on the underlying cerebrovascular disease, 3%-30% of patients after stroke may develop post-stroke epilepsy (PSE), which has a negative effect on stroke prognosis and the quality of life...
June 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597359/trends-in-prescribing-rate-of-statins-at-discharge-and-modifiable-factors-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Bao-Tao Huang, Yong Peng, Fang-Yang Huang, Tian-Li Xia, Yi-Yue Gui, Yan-Biao Liao, Xiao-Bo Pu, Shi-Jian Chen, Yong Yang, Mao Chen
Tremendous effort has been invested in reducing the prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in China. Meanwhile, accumulating evidence has emerged to show the benefits of statins in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The present study investigated the change trends of statins prescription at discharge among patients with ASCVD in recent years, differences across subtypes of ASCVD, and associated factors. The study included 51,972 patients with a discharge diagnosis of ASCVD who were hospitalized in West China Hospital from 2008 to 2014...
June 8, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593066/sequence-analysis-of-long-term-readmissions-among-high-impact-users-of-cerebrovascular-patients
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Ahsan Rao, Alex Bottle, Ara Darzi, Paul Aylin
OBJECTIVE: Understanding the chronological order of the causes of readmissions may help us assess any repeated chain of events among high-impact users, those with high readmission rate. We aim to perform sequence analysis of administrative data to identify distinct sequences of emergency readmissions among the high-impact users. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of all cerebrovascular patients identified through national administrative data and followed for 4 years...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584074/gut-derived-serum-lipopolysaccharide-is-associated-with-enhanced-risk-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-atrial-fibrillation-effect-of-adherence-to-mediterranean-diet
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Daniele Pastori, Roberto Carnevale, Cristina Nocella, Marta Novo, Maria Santulli, Vittoria Cammisotto, Danilo Menichelli, Pasquale Pignatelli, Francesco Violi
BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota is emerging as a novel risk factor for atherothrombosis, but the predictive role of gut-derived lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is unknown. We analyzed (1) the association between LPS and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in atrial fibrillation (AF) and (2) its relationship with adherence to a Mediterranean diet (Med-diet). METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a prospective single-center study including 912 AF patients treated with vitamin K antagonists (3716 patient-years)...
June 5, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571187/study-of-short-and-intermediate-term-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-protected-and-unprotected-lmca-stenting
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Pooja M Vyas, Jayesh S Prajapati, Sibasis S Sahoo, Iva Vipul Patel, Jagjeet K Deshmukh, Chirag Patel, Roopesh Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Significant unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery (LMCA) disease is detected in 5%-7% of cases undergoing Coronary Angiography (CAG). Present guidelines have revealed the significance of anatomical location in left main artery stenosis and syntax scores for determination of Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE). Debate still persists over the best treatment regarding outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and LMCA stenting for patients with LMCA disease. AIM: Aim of the study was to evaluate short and intermediate term clinical outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in LMCA disease in respect to mortality, Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVA), reinfarction, stent restenosis and need for repeat target lesion revascularization...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537013/can-diastolic-blood-pressure-decrease-in-emergency-department-setting-be-anticipated
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Irit Ayalon-Dangur, Tzippy Shochat, Shachaf Shiber, Alon Grossman
INTRODUCTION: There are no obvious guidelines for therapy of elevated blood pressure (BP) in the emergency department (ED). Diastolic BP is probably more difficult to control compared with systolic BP. AIM: To characterize patients who respond with a significant decrease in diastolic BP in the ED, whether treated or not. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, all patients attending a tertiary care ED with elevated BP were evaluated. Clinical characteristics of patients in whom diastolic BP decreased ≥20% were compared with those in whom diastolic BP decreased <20%...
May 23, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527058/headache-and-arterial-hypertension
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Cinzia Finocchi, Davide Sassos
Elevated blood pressure (BP) and headache have long been linked in the medical literature. Headache associated with arterial hypertension is a main concern in emergency department. It is believed that headache may be a symptom attributed to arterial hypertension only if the BP values are very high or rise quickly. Many studies support the hypothesis that migraine patients have an increased risk of developing hypertension, while hypertensive subjects do not seem to have an increased risk of migraine or other types of headache...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522987/stroke-incidence-in-victoria-australia-emerging-improvements
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Benjamin B Clissold, Vijaya Sundararajan, Peter Cameron, John McNeil
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a decline in the incidence of stroke has emerged from population-based studies. These have included retrospective and prospective cohorts. However, in Australia and other countries, government bodies and stroke foundations predict a rise in the prevalence of stroke that is anticipated to increase the burden of stroke across the entire domain of care. This increase in prevalence must be viewed as different from the decline in incidence being observed, a measure of new stroke cases...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515272/racial-disparities-in-neurologic-health-care-access-and-utilization-in-the-united-states
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Altaf Saadi, David U Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Nicte I Mejia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate racial and ethnic differences in the utilization of neurologic care across a wide range of neurologic conditions in the United States. METHODS: We analyzed nationally representative data from the 2006-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), including information on demographics, patient-reported health conditions, neurology visit rates, and costs. Using diagnostic codes, we identified persons with any self-identified neurologic disorder except back pain, as well as 5 subgroups (Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, headache, cerebrovascular disease, and epilepsy)...
June 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504343/gas-diffusion-in-the-cns
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REVIEW
Beatriz Rodriguez-Grande, Jan-Pieter Konsman
Gases have been long known to have essential physiological functions in the CNS such as respiration or regulation of vascular tone. Since gases have been classically considered to freely diffuse, research in gas biology has so far focused on mechanisms of gas synthesis and gas reactivity, rather than gas diffusion and transport. However, the discovery of gas pores during the last two decades and the characterization of diverse diffusion patterns through different membranes has raised the possibility that modulation of gas diffusion is also a physiologically relevant parameter...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498345/effects-of-long-chain-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-endothelial-vasodilator-function-and-cognition-are-they-interrelated
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REVIEW
Julia C Kuszewski, Rachel H X Wong, Peter R C Howe
Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn-3 PUFA) may improve brain functions by acting on endothelial cells in the cerebrovasculature to facilitate vasodilatation and perfusion. The aim of this review is to explore this hypothesis by analyzing the effect of LCn-3 PUFA supplementation on systemic vasodilator and cognitive function and finding evidence to link LCn-3 PUFA intake, vasodilator function and cognition. Forty randomized controlled trials examining the effect of LCn-3 PUFA supplementation in humans on either endothelial vasodilator function or cognition were identified and pooled effects measured with a weighted analysis...
May 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490616/integrated-care-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Celine Gallagher, Adrian D Elliott, Christopher X Wong, Geetanjali Rangnekar, Melissa E Middeldorp, Rajiv Mahajan, Dennis H Lau, Prashanthan Sanders, Jeroen M L Hendriks
OBJECTIVE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an emerging global epidemic associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Whilst other chronic cardiovascular conditions have demonstrated enhanced patient outcomes from coordinated systems of care, the use of this approach in AF is a comparatively new concept. Recent evidence has suggested that the integrated care approach may be of benefit in the AF population, yet has not been widely implemented in routine clinical practice. We sought to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the impact of integrated care approaches to care delivery in the AF population on outcomes including mortality, hospitalisations, emergency department visits, cerebrovascular events and patient-reported outcomes...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490287/cheiro-oral-syndrome
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Mamoun Saeed, Abdelrahman Abbker, Paul Brenan, Tarig Mohammed Abkur
We describe a 64-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of left perioral and hand numbness. Examination revealed impaired sensation of the left corner of the mouth and ipsilateral fingers. Neuroimaging showed an acute right thalamic lacunar infarct consistent with the diagnosis of cheiro-oral syndrome. In this report, we discuss the importance of recognising this syndrome and instituting appropriate management to prevent further cerebrovascular events.
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482887/economic-burden-of-comorbidities-in-psoriasis-patients-in-the-united-states-results-from-a-retrospective-u-s-database
#20
Steven R Feldman, Haijun Tian, Isabelle Gilloteau, Patrick Mollon, Meng Shu
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a multifactorial, inflammatory, skin disease associated with various comorbidities. The cost of those comorbidities is not well characterized. The present study assesses the incremental burden of comorbidities on healthcare resource utilization, direct costs and indirect costs associated with short-term disabilities among patients with psoriasis in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective, U.S. cohort analysis was conducted using a large claims database...
May 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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