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Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, Janusz Wojtusiak, Sorina O Vlaicu, Farrokh Alemi
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is the leading cause for 30-day all-cause readmission. Although racial disparities in health care are well documented, their impact on 30-day all-cause readmission rate is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of racial disparity on 30-day readmission for hospitalized patients with heart failure. METHODS: This is a retrospective secondary data analysis for a large veteran cohort in 130 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers...
October 2016: Quality Management in Health Care
Andrew Gratzon, Jerette Schultz, Kristine Secrest, Kenneth Lee, Jeffrey Feiner, Richard D Klein
ABSTARCT: BACKGROUND: Secondary lymphedema following breast cancer therapy remains a major problem. Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) is a surgical treatment for lymphedema that has shown promising results, but limited studies in the United States have investigated outcomes for single-stage VLNT to the axilla. The goal of this prospective, ongoing study was to investigate the clinical, psychosocial, and functional outcomes of patients who underwent VLNT for the treatment of upper extremity lymphedema after breast cancer therapy...
October 12, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Nobumasa Ohara, Yasuyuki Uemura, Naomi Mezaki, Keita Kimura, Masanori Kaneko, Hirohiko Kuwano, Katsuya Ebe, Toshio Fujita, Takeshi Komeyama, Hiroyuki Usuda, Yuto Yamazaki, Takashi Maekawa, Hironobu Sasano, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytomas are rare catecholamine-producing neuroendocrine tumors. Hypertension secondary to pheochromocytoma is often paroxysmal, and patients occasionally present with sudden attacks of alternating hypertension and hypotension. Spontaneous, extensive necrosis within the tumor that is associated with catecholamine crisis is an infrequent complication of adrenal pheochromocytoma, but its pathogenesis remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old Japanese man developed acute-onset episodic headaches, palpitations, and chest pains...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
Loreto Lollo, Andreas Grabinsky
BACKGROUND: Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome (CS) is a condition that untreated causes irreversible nerve and muscle ischemia. Treatment by decompression fasciotomy without delay prevents permanent disability. The use of intracompartmental pressure (iCP) measurement in uncertain situations aids in diagnosis of severe leg pain. As an infrequent complication of lower extremity trauma, consequences of CS include chronic pain, nerve injury, and contractures. The purpose of this study was to observe the clinical and functional outcomes for patients with lower extremity CS after fasciotomy...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Marcin Wiącek, Rafał Kaczorowski, Jarosław Homa, Edward Filip, Janusz Darocha, Daniel Dudek, Wiesław Guz, Halina Bartosik-Psujek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recently, positive data from several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) has emerged. The aim of this retrospective study is to present our clinical experience in cerebral vessel occlusion treatment using retrievable intracranial stents. METHODS: Forty-three consecutive patients with ischemic stroke (median age 75, range 22-87) treated by stent retriever thrombectomy (Solitaire™ FR) between January 2013 and December 2015 were identified...
September 23, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Flavia Coroian, Bertrand Coulet, Claire Jourdan, Olivier Choquet, Isabelle Laffont
OBJECTIVE: The musculotendinous retractions are common complications of central neurological damage with consequences for comfort and function. Treatment of uncomfortable retractions is often surgical, mainly based on tendon gestures. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of percutaneous needle tenotomy in these indications. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: The indication was accepted at a medical-surgical consultation. Tenotomy was performed using an 18 Gauge needle...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Michael A Gaglia, Michael J Lipinski, Rebecca Torguson, Jiaxiang Gai, Itsik Ben-Dor, Nelson L Bernardo, Lowell F Satler, Augusto D Pichard, Ron Waksman
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) decreases mortality in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis, but it remains unclear if female gender is associated with more favorable outcomes after TAVI. All patients who underwent TAVI at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed and stratified by gender. Procedural, in-hospital, 30-day, and 1-year outcomes were defined according to the second Valve Academic Research Consortium. The primary end point was all-cause mortality at 1 year. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression were conducted...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Vikas Singh, Alex P Rodriguez, Badal Thakkar, Nileshkumar J Patel, Abhijit Ghatak, Apurva O Badheka, Carlos E Alfonso, Eduardo de Marchena, Rahul Sakhuja, Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, Igor Palacios, Mauricio G Cohen, Sammy Elmariah, William W O'Neill
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has emerged as a less-invasive therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients with aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of TAVR when performed with PCI during the same hospitalization. We identified patients using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification procedure codes from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample between the years 2011 and 2013...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Michel P Hermans, K Daniel Amoussou-Guenou, Evariste Bouenizabila, Shaukat S Sadikot, Sylvie A Ahn, Michel F Rousseau
The role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease is increasingly debated, notwithstanding the finding that small-dense and dysfunctional HDL are associated with the metabolic syndrome and T2DM. In order to better clarify the epidemiological risk related to HDL of different size/density, without resorting to direct measures, it would seem appropriate to adjust HDL-C to the level of its main apolipoprotein (apoA-I), thereby providing an [HDL-C/apoA-I] ratio...
September 1, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Ahmed Kayssi, Steven Dilkas, Derry L Dance, Charles de Mestral, Thomas L Forbes, Graham Roche-Nagle
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of medical complications that lead to amputation has resulted in a diverse patient population with differing rehabilitation needs; however, the rehabilitation trends for patients with lower extremity amputations across Canada have not been studied previously. OBJECTIVE: To describe trends in rehabilitation after lower extremity amputations and the factors affecting rehabilitation length of stay in Canada. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis...
September 21, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Florence A Aeschlimann, Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Susanne M Benseler, Ronald M Laxer, Diane Hebert, Rae S M Yeung
BACKGROUND: Arterial vessel wall dissection is a rare, life-threatening and rarely described complication in childhood Takayasu Arteritis (cTA). Prevalence and risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA are unknown. We sought to study the prevalence and analyse risk factors for arterial dissection in cTA. FINDINGS: A single center retrospective review of all children with cTA was performed. Patients with arterial dissection at cTA diagnosis were reported in detail and compared to the remaining single center retrospective cohort of children without dissection...
September 22, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Mohammadreza Golbakhsh, Mirmostafa Sadaat, Fatemeh Noughani, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Amirmohammad Gholizadeh, Sadegh Abedi
BACKGROUND: Implant removal is a common procedure in orthopedic surgery which can be associated with many complications such as scar formation, hematoma, nerve injury, infection, and refracture. Indications for orthopedic implant removal have declined in recent years. Most studies have considered orthopedic hardware removal as an unnecessary procedure in the absence of severe complications such as nonunion. Some studies have reported the complications of orthopedic hardware removal to be 24% to 50% dependent on their types and locations as well as on other factors such as patient's condition and the orthopedist's experience...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
Katherine E Poruk, Joseph A Lin, Michol A Cooper, Jin He, Martin A Makary, Kenzo Hirose, John L Cameron, Timothy M Pawlik, Christopher L Wolfgang, Frederic Eckhauser, Matthew J Weiss
BACKGROUND: Although pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) outcomes have improved, complications including surgical site infection (SSI) remain common. We present a stratification tool to predict risk for SSI after PD. METHODS: Data was retrospectively reviewed on all patients undergoing PD at a tertiary hospital (9/2011-8/2014). Potential SSI risk factors identified by univariate analysis were incorporated into a multivariate logistic regression model. The resulting odds ratios were converted into a point system to create an SSI risk score with internal validation...
September 10, 2016: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Ganesh Manoharan, Axel Linke, Helge Moellmann, Simon Redwood, Christian Frerker, Jan Kovac, Thomas Walther
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and performance of the resheathable and repositionable St. Jude Medical Portico self-expanding transfemoral TAVI system. METHODS AND RESULTS: This prospective, single-arm, multicentre study evaluated the 18 Fr Portico system with either a 23 or a 25 mm valve. Patient follow-up was at 30, 90, 180 days and one year. Results up to 30 days are presented. Adverse events were categorised by VARC definitions and adjudicated by an independent events committee...
August 20, 2016: EuroIntervention
Tetsuro Tsujimoto, Takehiro Sugiyama, Ritsuko Yamamoto-Honda, Miyako Kishimoto, Hiroshi Noto, Miyako Morooka, Kazuo Kubota, Munehiro Kamimura, Hisao Hara, Hiroshi Kajio, Masafumi Kakei, Mitsuhiko Noda
Glycemic control alone does not reduce cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), and routine screening of all T2D patients for asymptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) is not effective for preventing acute cardiac events. We examined the effectiveness of an aggressive screening protocol for asymptomatic CAD in T2D patients with advanced vascular complications.We designed a 3-year cohort study investigating the effectiveness of the aggressive coronary screening for T2D patients with advanced vascular complications and no known coronary events using propensity score adjusted analysis at a national center in Japan...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Benjamin-Andreas Berk, Sandra Nagel, K Hering, S Paschke, Karl-Titus Hoffmann, Rolf-Dieter Kortmann, Chiara Gaudino, Clemens Seidel
Brain metastases are major complications of common cancers. Tumor type and proneness to the CNS are thought to define the number and size of brain metastases. It is not known if intrinsic vascular factors can also have an effect. Restricted perfusion due to cerebral small vessel disease is frequent in elderly patients and causes white matter lesions (WML). The aim of this analysis was to evaluate a possible negative effect of WML and patient age on the number and size of brain metastases (BM) of different tumor entities...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Daniel Ortiz, Maharaj Singh, Arshad Jahangir, Suhail Allaqaband, Jayant Khitha, Tanvir K Bajwa, Mark W Mewissen
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the association of access site complications and the use of unfractionated heparin versus bivalirudin during subinguinal peripheral vascular intervention. BACKGROUND: Compared to unfractionated heparin, bivalirudin has been associated with fewer bleeding complications in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention but more ischemic events. The safety and efficacy of direct thrombin inhibitors in peripheral vascular interventions is not well defined...
August 16, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Zhimin Chen, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Jonaz Ripsweden, Lars Wennberg, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Barany, Mathias Haarhaus, Torkel B Brismar, Peter Stenvinkel
OBJECTIVE: Chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) is a major complication of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Reduced bone mineral density (BMD) is associated with vascular calcification. Here we investigated associations between vertebral bone density (VBD) and coronary artery calcification (CAC), quantified by cardiac computed tomography (CT), and BMD quantified by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and their relations with mortality. METHODS: In 231 ESRD patients (median age 56years, 63% males) comprising incident dialysis patients, prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients and recipients of living donor kidney transplant, VBD (Hounsfield units, HUs) and CAC scores (Agatston units, AUs) were quantified by cardiac CT, and, in 143 of the patients, BMD was measured by DXA of total body...
November 2016: Bone
Paulina Gorzelak-Pabiś, Sandra Zyzak, Łukasz Krewko, Marlena Broncel
INTRODUCTION    Most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are elderly and may have an increased risk of cognitive disorders. Low mean values of the therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) range (TTR) (≤60%) are associated with increased risk of stroke, vascular events, and bleeding complications. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of long-term anticoagulant therapy in patients treated with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), depending on their cognitive functions. In addition, we used the SAMe-TT2R2 risk score to predict the risk of ineffective anticoagulation...
August 9, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
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