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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679303/do-the-sglt-2-inhibitors-offer-more-than-hypoglycemic-activity
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REVIEW
Eduardo Flores, Carlos G Santos-Gallego, Nely Diaz-Mejía, Juan Jose Badimon
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the USA; it affects approximately 10% of adults with up to one-quarter being undiagnosed. T2DM is associated with substantial cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. T2DM is a pathological condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose and associated with high CV risk. Traditional hypoglycemic drugs have demonstrated their capability for effective and maintained management of high glucose levels, but they have not significantly impacted on the incidence of CV events...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679302/association-of-abnormal-serum-potassium-levels-with-arrhythmias-and-cardiovascular-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Liesa K Hoppe, Dana C Muhlack, Wolfgang Koenig, Prudence R Carr, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
PURPOSE: To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serum potassium and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses. RESULTS: Meta-analyses included 310,825 participants from 24 studies. In the older general population, low serum potassium was associated with a 1...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678934/neutrophil-counts-neutrophil-ratio-and-new-stroke-in-minor-ischemic-stroke-or-tia
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Bihong Zhu, Yuesong Pan, Jing Jing, Xia Meng, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, David Wang, S Claiborne Johnston, Hao Li, Yilong Wang, Zhimin Wang, Yongjun Wang
OBJECTIVE: Evidence about whether neutrophil counts or neutrophil ratio is associated with new stroke is scant. The aim of this study is to assess the association of neutrophil counts or neutrophil ratio with a new stroke in patients with minor stroke or TIA. METHODS: We derived data from the Clopidogrel in High-Risk Patients With Acute Nondisabling Cerebrovascular Events trial. Patients with a minor stroke or TIA were categorized into 4 groups according to the quartile of neutrophil counts or neutrophil ratio...
April 20, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678447/mediterranean-diet-and-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-what-do-we-know
#4
REVIEW
Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Nerea Becerra-Tomás, Jesús Francisco García-Gavilán, Mònica Bulló, Laura Barrubés
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality is increasing, representing an important public health issue worldwide. It is well-known that risk of CVD is substantially influenced by lifestyle, including poor diet, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity. In the last years, the so-called Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) has been associated with broad healthy benefits on human health, including protection against CVD. The present narrative review aimed to summarize and discuss the evidence from meta-analyses of epidemiological and clinical trials analyzing MedDiet and CVD risk...
April 17, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677972/reflection-on-mobile-applications-for-blood-pressure-management-a-systematic-review-on-potential-effects-and-initiatives
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Reyhaneh Mohammadi, Movahhedeh Ayatolahi Tafti, Soodabeh Hoveidamanesh, Reza Ghanavati, Omid Pournik
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic heart disease and stroke have been considered as the first global leading cause of death in last decades [1]. Blood pressure (BP) management is one of the easiest ways suggested for preventing and controlling cardiovascular diseases before the patient develops complications and death-following outcomes. Appearance of technology advancements in the health system has motivated researchers and health providers to study its different aspects and applications in order to improve disease prevention and management...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677303/association-between-use-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonists-and-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitors-with-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sean L Zheng, Alistair J Roddick, Rochan Aghar-Jaffar, Matthew J Shun-Shin, Darrel Francis, Nick Oliver, Karim Meeran
Importance: The comparative clinical efficacy of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists, and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors for treatment of type 2 diabetes is unknown. Objective: To compare the efficacies of SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists, and DPP-4 inhibitors on mortality and cardiovascular end points using network meta-analysis. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials, and published meta-analyses from inception through October 11, 2017...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677006/evidence-basis-for-integrated-management-of-mineral-metabolism-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease
#7
Julia J Scialla
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment of mineral metabolism is a mainstay of dialysis care including some of its most widely used and costly pharmaceuticals. Although many mineral metabolites are associated with increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease, and other morbidities, few clinical trials are available to guide therapy and most focus on single drug approaches. In practice, providers manage many aspects of mineral metabolism simultaneously in integrated treatment approaches that incorporate multiple agents and changes in the dialysis prescription...
April 6, 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676956/high-intensity-interval-training-after-stroke-an-opportunity-to-promote-functional-recovery-cardiovascular-health-and-neuroplasticity
#8
Jennifer Crozier, Marc Roig, Janice J Eng, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Joyce Fung, Michelle Ploughman, Damian M Bailey, Shane N Sweet, Nicholas Giacomantonio, Alexander Thiel, Michael Trivino, Ada Tang
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability. Individuals poststroke possess less than half of the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) as their nonstroke counterparts, leading to inactivity, deconditioning, and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Preserving cardiovascular health is critical to lower stroke risk; however, stroke rehabilitation typically provides limited opportunity for cardiovascular exercise. Optimal cardiovascular training parameters to maximize recovery in stroke survivors also remains unknown...
April 1, 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673470/hypertension-across-a-woman-s-life-cycle
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REVIEW
Nanette K Wenger, Anita Arnold, C Noel Bairey Merz, Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff, Keith C Ferdinand, Jerome L Fleg, Martha Gulati, Ijeoma Isiadinso, Dipti Itchhaporia, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, Kathryn J Lindley, Jennifer H Mieres, Mary L Rosser, George R Saade, Mary Norine Walsh, Carl J Pepine
Hypertension accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among American women, posing a greater burden for women than men, and is among their most important risk factors for death and development of cardiovascular and other diseases. Hypertension affects women in all phases of life, with specific characteristics relating to risk factors and management for primary prevention of hypertension in teenage and young adult women; hypertension in pregnancy; hypertension during use of oral contraceptives and assisted reproductive technologies, lactation, menopause, or hormone replacement; hypertension in elderly women; and issues of race and ethnicity...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673465/effect-of-aspirin-coadministration-on-the-safety-of-celecoxib-naproxen-or-ibuprofen
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Grant W Reed, Mouin S Abdallah, Mingyuan Shao, Kathy Wolski, Lisa Wisniewski, Neville Yeomans, Thomas F Lüscher, Jeffrey S Borer, David Y Graham, M Elaine Husni, Daniel H Solomon, Peter Libby, Venu Menon, A Michael Lincoff, Steven E Nissen
BACKGROUND: The safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and aspirin coadministration is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the safety of combining NSAIDs with low-dose aspirin. METHODS: This analysis of the PRECISION (Prospective Randomized Evaluation of Celecoxib Integrated Safety Versus Ibuprofen or Naproxen) trial included 23,953 patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis at increased cardiovascular risk randomized to celecoxib, ibuprofen, or naproxen...
April 24, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672210/prognostic-utility-of-stress-testing-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-menopausal-women-at-low-to-intermediate-risk-for-coronary-artery-disease-smart-study-5-year-outcome
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Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Caroline A Ball, Francesca Mantovani, Mary E Hagen, Susan Eifert-Rain, Susan Wilansky, Ramon Castello, Patricia A Pellikka, Patricia J M Best, Sharon L Mulvagh
BACKGROUND: In women with low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), prognostic detection strategies have been controversial. We present the follow-up data of the SMART trial in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of contrast stress echocardiography (CSE), stress electrocardiogram (sECG), and serum biomarkers for prediction of cardiovascular events (CE) in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667921/glycemic-control-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-across-stages-of-renal-impairment-information-for-primary-care-providers
#12
Lili Tong, Sharon Adler
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and elevates individuals' risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in T2DM. Achieving and maintaining tight glycemic control is key to preventing development or progression of CKD; however, improving glycemic control may be limited by effects of renal impairment on the efficacy and safety of T2DM treatments, necessitating dosing adjustments and careful evaluation of contraindications...
April 18, 2018: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667175/first-line-drugs-for-hypertension
#14
REVIEW
James M Wright, Vijaya M Musini, Rupam Gill
BACKGROUND: This is the first update of a review published in 2009. Sustained moderate to severe elevations in resting blood pressure leads to a critically important clinical question: What class of drug to use first-line? This review attempted to answer that question. OBJECTIVES: To quantify the mortality and morbidity effects from different first-line antihypertensive drug classes: thiazides (low-dose and high-dose), beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), and alpha-blockers, compared to placebo or no treatment...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666071/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-analysis-from-the-excel-trial
#15
Björn Redfors, Shmuel Chen, Aaron Crowley, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Bernard J Gersh, Nicholas J Lembo, W Morris Brown, Adrian P Banning, David P Taggart, Patrick W Serruys, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Joseph F Sabik, Gregg W Stone
Background -Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is reflective of impaired cardiac function and is associated with worse prognosis among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We sought to assess the association between baseline BNP, adverse outcomes, and the relative efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with left main (LM) CAD. Methods -The EXCEL trial randomized patients with LMCAD and low or intermediate SYNTAX scores to PCI with everolimus-eluting stents versus CABG...
April 17, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665617/transradial-versus-transfemoral-approach-for-diagnostic-coronary-angiography-and-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-people-with-coronary-artery-disease
#16
REVIEW
Ahmed A Kolkailah, Rabah S Alreshq, Ahmed M Muhammed, Mohamed E Zahran, Marwah Anas El-Wegoud, Ashraf F Nabhan
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of mortality worldwide. Coronary artery disease (CAD) contributes to half of mortalities caused by CVD. The mainstay of management of CAD is medical therapy and revascularisation. Revascularisation can be achieved via coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Peripheral arteries, such as the femoral or radial artery, provide the access to the coronary arteries to perform diagnostic or therapeutic (or both) procedures...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664857/restrictive-versus-liberal-strategy-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-in-orthopaedic-patients
#17
Wan-Jie Gu, Xiao-Ping Gu, Xiang-Dong Wu, Hao Chen, Joey S W Kwong, Lu-Yang Zhou, Shuo Chen, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend restrictive criteria for red blood-cell transfusion in most clinical settings. However, patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery may require distinct transfusion criteria since benefits and potential harm often vary considerably based on patient characteristics and surgical procedures. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of restrictive transfusion in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, especially in important subgroups. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials investigating restrictive (mostly a hemoglobin level of 8...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664672/primary-care-physicians-can-comprehensively-manage-sleep-apnea-patients-a-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
M Ángeles Sánchez-Quiroga, Jaime Corral, Francisco J Gómez-de-Terreros, Carmen Carmona-Bernal, M Isabel Asensio-Cruz, Marta Cabello, M Ángeles Martínez-Martínez, Carlos J Egea, Estrella Ordax, Ferran Barbe, Javier Barca, Juan F Masa
RATIONALE: General practitioners play a passive role in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) management. Simplification of the diagnosis and use of a semi-automatic algorithm for treatment can facilitate the integration of general practitioners, which has cost advantages. OBJECTIVE: To determine differences in effectiveness between primary healthcare area (PHA) and in-hospital specialized management protocols during six months of follow-up. METHOD: A multicenter, non-inferiority, randomized, controlled trial with two open parallel arms and a cost-effectiveness analysis was performed in six tertiary hospitals in Spain...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664406/racial-differences-in-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-the-treatment-of-preserved-cardiac-function-heart-failure-trial
#19
Eldrin F Lewis, Brian Claggett, Amil M Shah, Jiankang Liu, Sanjiv J Shah, Inder Anand, Eileen O'Meara, Nancy K Sweitzer, Jean L Rouleau, James C Fang, Akshay S Desai, Tamrat M Retta, Scott D Solomon, John F Heitner, Thomas D Stamos, Robin Boineau, Bertram Pitt, Marc A Pfeffer
BACKGROUND: Black patients have been shown to have different baseline characteristics and outcomes compared with nonblack patients in cohort studies. However, few studies have focused on heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) patients. We aimed to determine the difference in cardiovascular outcomes in black and nonblack patients with HFpEF and to determine the relative efficacy and safety of spironolactone in black and nonblack patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with HFpEF, randomized to spironolactone versus placebo in the TOPCAT trial (Treatment of Preserved Cardiac Function Heart Failure With an Aldosterone Antagonist) in North and South America, were grouped according to self-described black and nonblack race...
March 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664325/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-mortality-and-hospitalisation-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Jocasta Ball, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Melinda J Carrington, Joshua F Wiley, Simon Stewart
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation represents a substantial clinical and public health issue. The definitive impact of body mass index on prognosis of patients with chronic (persistent or permanent) atrial fibrillation remains undetermined. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of body mass index with health outcomes (mortality and re-hospitalisation) of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation. METHODS: Using data from the Standard versus Atrial Fibrillation spEcific managemenT strategY (SAFETY) trial (a randomised controlled trial of home-based, atrial fibrillation-specific disease management), we performed post-hoc analyses of mortality and re-hospitalisation outcomes during minimum 24-month follow-up according to baseline body mass index profile...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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