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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108207/cognitive-impairment-is-very-common-in-elderly-patients-with-syncope-and-unexplained-falls
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Susanne C de Ruiter, Jos F M de Jonghe, Tjeerd Germans, Jaap H Ruiter, René W M M Jansen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of cognitive impairment (CI), including mild CI and dementia, in elderly patients with syncope and unexplained falls. In this population, we compared the use of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) with a cognitive screening test that assesses executive dysfunction typical of subcortical (vascular) CI, that is, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Outpatient fall and syncope clinic...
January 17, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107730/systemic-atherosclerosis-and-voiding-symptom
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A Ozgur Yeniel, A Mete Ergenoglu, Reci Meseri, Anıl Ari, Ceren Sancar, Ismail Mete Itil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of atherosclerosis on the storage and voiding symptoms of the bladder in women with overactive bladder (OAB). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of women with OAB who were evaluated between 2013 and 2015 in our urogynecology unit. Charts were assessed for history, examination findings, urinary diary, quality of life (QOL) questionnaires, urodynamic studies (UDSs), and four main risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, and hyperlipidemia...
January 9, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107024/the-host-response-in-sepsis-patients-developing-intensive-care-unit-acquired-secondary-infections
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Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Arie J Hoogendijk, Jos F Frencken, Brendon P Scicluna, Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Rene Lutter, Janneke Horn, Marcus J Schultz, Marc M J Bonten, Olaf L Cremer, Tom van der Poll
RATIONALE: Sepsis can be complicated by secondary infections. We explored the possibility that sepsis patients developing a secondary infection while in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) display sustained inflammatory, vascular and procoagulant responses. OBJECTIVE: To compare systemic proinflammatory host responses in patients with sepsis who acquire a new infection with those who do not. METHODS: Consecutive sepsis patients with a length of ICU stay >48 hours were prospectively analyzed for the development of ICU-acquired infections...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105226/expression-of-epidermal-growth-factor-like-domain-7-may-be-a-predictive-marker-of-the-effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-locally-advanced-uterine-cervical-cancer
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Makoto Yamauchi, Takeshi Fukuda, Takuma Wada, Masaru Kawanishi, Kenji Imai, Reiko Tasaka, Tomoyo Yasui, Toshiyuki Sumi
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) followed by hysterectomy may be effective for the treatment of locally advanced uterine cervical cancer and improve patient prognosis. It is important to identify markers that are able to predict whether NAC may be successful. Epidermal growth factor-like domain 7 (EGFL7) regulates vascular sprouting in blood vessel formation. In numerous types of human cancer, EGFL7 is upregulated and inhibits endothelial cell adhesion molecules, decreasing vascular tightness and, thus, increasing vascular permeability...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102862/mutation-spectrum-in-the-abcc6-gene-and-genotype-phenotype-correlations-in-a-french-cohort-with-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum
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Anne Legrand, Laurence Cornez, Wafa Samkari, Jean-Michael Mazzella, Annabelle Venisse, Valérie Boccio, Karine Auribault, Boris Keren, Karelle Benistan, Dominique P Germain, Michael Frank, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Juliette Albuisson
PURPOSE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by variants in the ABCC6 gene. Ectopic mineralization of connective tissues leads to skin, eye, and cardiovascular manifestations with considerable phenotypic variability of unknown cause. We aimed to identify genotype-phenotype correlations in PXE. METHODS: A molecular analysis was performed on 458 French PXE probands clinically evaluated using the Phenodex score (PS). Variant topographic analysis and genotype-phenotype correlation analysis were performed according to the number and type of identified variants...
January 19, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101819/high-central-aortic-rather-than-brachial-blood-pressure-is-associated-with-carotid-wall-remodeling-and-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-childhood
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Gonzalo Peluso, Victoria García-Espinosa, Santiago Curcio, Marco Marota, Juan Castro, Pedro Chiesa, Gustavo Giachetto, Daniel Bia, Yanina Zócalo
INTRODUCTION: In adults, central blood pressure (cBP) is reported to associate target organ damages (TODs) rather than peripheral blood pressure (pBP). However, data regarding the association of pre-clinical TODs with cBP and pBP in pediatric populations are scarce. AIM: To evaluate in children and adolescents the importance of cBP and pBP levels, in terms of their association with hemodynamic and vascular changes. METHODS: 315 subjects [age (mean/range) 12/8-18 years] were included...
January 19, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100340/-outcome-comparison-of-different-therapy-procedures-in-surgical-high-risk-elderly-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Y Q Ye, Y T Wang, Z Li, M Y Wang, H Y Xu, W J Zhang, Q R Liu, G N Niu, Y J Wu
Objective: To compare the outcome of surgical high-risk elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis(SAS) treated by different therapy procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation(TAVI), surgical aortic valve replacement(SAVR), and drug therapy. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 242 surgical high-risk elderly (age ≥65 years old) SAS patients hospitalized in Fuwai Hospital between September 2012 and June 2015. According to the treatment method, patients were divided into TAVI group (81 cases), SAVR group (59 cases) and drug therapy group (102 cases)...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099403/outcome-of-liver-transplant-recipients-with-revascularized-coronary-artery-disease-a-comparative-analysis-with-and-without-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Sanjaya K Satapathy, Jason M Vanatta, Ryan Helmick, Albert Flowers, Satish K Kedia, Yu Jiang, Bilal Ali, James Eason, Satheesh P Nair, Uzoma N Ibebuogu
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a significant problem during evaluation for liver transplantation (LT). We aim to assess survival in LT recipients based on presence, severity, extent of CAD and cardiac events within 90 days of LT. METHODS: 87 LT recipients with history of pre-LT angiogram (12/2005-12/2012) were compared with 2 control groups without prior angiogram, 72 LT recipients matched for cardiovascular risk factors (Control Gr I), and 119 consecutive LT recipients without any CV risk factors (Control Gr II)...
January 17, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099389/monitoring-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-its-soluble-receptor-levels-in-early-trauma
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Jianying Guo, Wenwen Yan, Yong Yang, Zhiyong Wang, Fengjun Tian
BACKGROUND: This clinical observation study aimed to investigate the relationship between the serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its soluble receptors with the severity and the occurrence of late acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in early trauma. METHODS: Sixty patients with multiple trauma were divided into three groups according to the injury severity score (ISS) and the serum levels of VEGF, soluble VEGF receptor 1 (sVEGFR1), and sVEGFR2, were measured...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099179/traditional-sternotomy-versus-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-stratified-by-ejection-fraction
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Tom C Nguyen, Vinod H Thourani, Justin Q Pham, Yelin Zhao, Matthew D Terwelp, Prakash Balan, Daniel Ocazionez, Catalin Loghin, Richard W Smalling, Anthony L Estrera, Joseph Lamelas
OBJECTIVE: Low ejection fraction (EF < 40%) portends adverse outcomes in patients undergoing valvular heart surgery. The role of traditional median sternotomy aortic valve replacement (SAVR) compared with minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) in this cohort remains incompletely understood. METHODS: A multi-institutional retrospective review of 1503 patients who underwent SAVR (n = 815) and MIAVR via right anterior thoracotomy (n = 688) from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
January 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098103/relation-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-and-cardiovascular-calcification-in-end-stage-kidney-disease-patients-on-regular-hemodialysis
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Tarek Zakaria El Baz, Osama Ahmed Khamis, Osama Ashry Ahmed Gheith, Salama Saad Abd Ellateif, Abdallah Mahmoud Abdallah, Hussein Chahine Abd El Aal
More than half of deaths in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients are due to cardiovascular disease. Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) was found to be associated with mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients and correlates with peripheral calcification. Aortic calcification is associated with coronary artery calcification. Both aortic and peripheral vascular calcifications were associated with mortality in chronic kidney disease. We aimed to investigate the relation between intact FGF-23 and cardiovascular calcification in patients with ESKD who were maintained on regular HD...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096437/phase-angle-predicts-arterial-stiffness-and-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
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Margarida Sarmento-Dias, Carla Santos-Araújo, Rui Poínhos, Bruno Oliveira, Maria Sousa, Liliana S Silva, Isabel S Silva, Flora Correia, Manuel Pestana
♦ Objectives: Fluid overload (FO) is frequently present in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients and is associated with markers of malnutrition, inflammation, and atherosclerosis/calcification (MIAC) syndrome. We examined the relationships in stable PD patients between phase angle (PhA) and the spectrum of uremic vasculopathy including vascular calcification and arterial stiffness and between PhA and changes in serum fetuin-A levels. ♦ Methods: Sixty-one stable adult PD patients were evaluated in a cross-sectional study (ST1)...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096064/evaluation-of-financial-burdens-following-complications-after-major-surgery-in-france-potential-returns-after-perioperative-goal-directed-therapy
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Alain Landais, Morgane Morel, Jacques Goldstein, Jerôme Loriau, Annie Fresnel, Corinne Chevalier, Gilles Rejasse, Pascal Alfonsi, Claude Ecoffey
OBJECTIVE: Perioperative goal directed therapy (PGDT) has been demonstrated to improve postoperative outcomes and reduce the length of hospital stays. The objective of our analysis was to evaluate the cost of complications, derived from French hospital payments, and calculate the potential cost savings and length of hospital stay reductions. METHODS: The billing of 2,388 patients who underwent scheduled high-risk surgery (i.e. major abdominal, gynaecologic, urological, vascular, and orthopaedic interventions) over three years was retrospectively collected from three French hospitals (one public - teaching, one public, and one private hospital)...
January 13, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093478/long-non-coding-rna-malat1-regulates-cerebrovascular-pathologies-in-ischemic-stroke
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Xuejing Zhang, Xuelian Tang, Kai Liu, Milton H Hamblin, Ke-Jie Yin
: The study is designed to determine the role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), metastasis associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (Malat1), in ischemic stroke outcome. Primary mouse brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) were cultured and treated with Malat1 GapmeR prior to 16h oxygen and glucose depravation (OGD). Cell death was assayed by LDH and MTT methods. Malat1 knockout and wildtype mice were subjected to 1h of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and 24-72h of reperfusion...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092922/the-effectiveness-of-free-vascularized-fibular-flaps-in-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-and-neck-a-systematic-review
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Cassandra A Ligh, Jonas A Nelson, John P Fischer, Stephen J Kovach, L Scott Levin
Background Free vascularized fibular flaps (FVFFs) are accepted surgical options to treat osteonecrosis of the femoral head and neck (ONFHN) to prevent conversion to total hip replacement (THR), yet many studies are single institution cohorts, with little generalizability. Purpose The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review examining the comparative effectiveness of FVFF to treat ONFHN, particularly preventing conversion to a THR and improving hip function/symptoms. Methods We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases using femoral head, free fibula, and femoral neck keywords...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092285/perioperative-%C3%AE-blockers-in-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-scientific-misconduct-and-clinical-guidelines
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Dhauna Karam, Rohit Arora
BACKGROUND: β-blocker use in perioperative period of noncardiac surgeries has been a topic of debate since many years. Earlier studies conducted in the 90s showed decreased cardiac adverse events and improved postoperative outcomes with β-blocker use. Based on this, the ACCF and ESC published guidelines strongly supporting β-blocker use. But contemporaneous studies conducted revealed conflicting evidence and have also proven some of the earlier studies to be fraudulent. Although ACCF guidelines have been updated to partially reflect the changes, ESC guidelines continue to support β-blocker use...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092114/sleep-disordered-breathing-in-pediatric-head-and-neck-vascular-malformations
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Megan L Durr, Anna K Meyer, Eric J Kezirian, Mark D Mamlouk, Ilona J Frieden, Kristina W Rosbe
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) symptoms among children with head and neck vascular malformations and to compare obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-18 scores between children with head and neck vascular malformations and children with non-head and neck vascular malformations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort and prospective cross-sectional studies METHODS: Forty-three pediatric subjects with head and neck vascular malformations evaluated at a tertiary-care multidisciplinary vascular anomalies center were included in a retrospective cohort study...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090299/tadalafil-therapy-for-sarcoidosis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
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H J Ford, R P Baughman, R Aris, P Engel, J F Donohue
Sarcoidosis-associated pulmonary hypertension (SAPH) is estimated to occur in at least 5% or more of sarcoidosis patients, and it contributes to significant morbidity and mortality. Optimal therapy for SAPH is not well established. We performed a 24-week open-label trial of tadalafil for SAPH at 2 academic medical centers. Subjects were required to have confirmed sarcoidosis plus a right heart catheterization within 12 months of enrollment showing a mean pulmonary artery pressure ≥ 25 mmHg, a pulmonary artery wedge pressure ≤ 15 mmHg, and a calculated pulmonary vascular resistance ≥ 3 Wood units...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089563/diagnostic-and-prognostic-relevance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-electrophysiological-findings-in-acute-spinal-ischemia
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Dimitrios Artemis, Marc Wolf, Christian Blahak, Kristina Szabo, Michael G Hennerici, Marc Fatar
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to classify the rare entity of spontaneous spinal ischemia with clinical, magnetic resonance-tomographic, and electrophysiological parameters to determine criteria for outcome prediction. METHODS: We analyzed the stroke registry database of the University Hospital Mannheim, Germany, from 2004 to 2010 for patients with a diagnosis of vascular spinal cord ischemia. RESULTS: Ten patients were identified (mean age 65 years [range 50-83], 5 women)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089341/neoadjuvant-external-beam-radiation-is-associated-with-no-benefit-in-overall-survival-for-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer
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Waseem Lutfi, Mark S Talamonti, Olga Kantor, Chi-Hsiung Wang, Susan J Stocker, David J Bentrem, Kevin K Roggin, David J Winchester, Robert Marsh, Richard A Prinz, Marshall S Baker
OBJECTIVE: Neoadjuvant protocols for early stage pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) frequently involve external beam radiation used in combination with systemic chemotherapy. The benefit of radiation in these protocols has not been determined. METHODS: We examined patients with stage I and II PDAC within the National Cancer Data Base between 2006 and 2012. Propensity score matching was used to compare patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy including radiation (NCRT) to those receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy without radiation (NCT) prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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