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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816537/evaluating-the-prescription-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-receptor-blockers-in-patients-with-diabetes-in-jordan
#1
Fadia Mayyas, Wa'ed Bataineh, Anan Jarab
OBJECTIVE: The angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are guideline-recommended agents to prevent development and progression of nephropathy and cardiovascular diseases in diabetic Mellitus (DM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prescription of ACEIs/ARBs in DM patients with guideline indications. METHOD: electronic data files for diabetes patients were retrospectively reviewed at a primary care setting northern Jordan...
August 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814233/statins-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
#2
Manolis Vavuranakis, Maria Kariori, Gerasimos Siasos, Konstantinos Kalogeras, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) frequently experience recurrent adverse events from the cardiovascular system comparing to either healthy individuals or individuals with stable coronary artery disease. This is attributed to the inflammatory cascade that is activated during ACS resulting in increased risk for rupture of vulnerable plaques. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, it is of great importance to avoid recurrent events with treatment aiming at secondary prevention which includes the management of lipid profile besides alteration in the lifestyle and habits...
August 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807393/treatment-trends-effectiveness-and-safety-of-statins-on-lipid-goal-attainment-in-chinese-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Yundai Chen, Dandan Li, Jing Jing, Hongbing Yan, Jinghua Liu, Zhujun Shen, Stefan James, Christoph Varenhorst
PURPOSE: Limited data exist on the use of statins in Chinese patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We therefore conducted this study to observe the usage trend and the effectiveness of statins on LDL-C goal attainment and other lipid parameters among PCI-treated patients. METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective, observational, longitudinal cohort study was conducted in PCI-treated patients with CAD between July 1, 2011, and February 28, 2015...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793297/calcium-dobesilate-is-protective-against-inflammation-and-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-in-the-retina-of-a-type-1-diabetic-rat-model
#4
Paula Voabil, Joana Liberal, Ermelindo C Leal, Jacques Bauer, José Cunha-Vaz, Ana Raquel Santiago, António Francisco Ambrósio
Calcium dobesilate (CaD) has been prescribed to some patients in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy to delay its progression. We previously reported that the treatment of diabetic animals (4 weeks of diabetes) with CaD, during the last 10 days of diabetes, prevents blood-retinal barrier breakdown. Here, we aimed to investigate whether later treatment of diabetic rats with CaD would reverse inflammatory processes in the retina. Diabetes was induced with streptozotocin, and 6 weeks after diabetes onset, CaD (100 mg/kg/day) was administered for 2 weeks...
August 10, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781915/cervical-artificial-disc-extrusion-after-a-paragliding-accident
#5
Tianyi Niu, Haydn Hoffman, Daniel C Lu
BACKGROUND: Cervical total disc replacement (TDR) is an established alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with excellent long-term outcomes and low failure rates. Cases of implant failure and migration are scarce and primarily limited to several years postoperatively. The authors report a case of anterior extrusion of a C4-C5 ProDisc-C (DePuy Synthes, West Chester, PA, USA) cervical artificial disc (CAD) 14 months after placement due to minor trauma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old female who had undergone C4-C5 CAD implantation presented with neck pain and spasm after experiencing a paragliding accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765182/a-vulnerable-plaque-identified-on-ct-coronary-angiography-when-should-we-act-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#6
Sarah R Blake, Thomas D Heseltine, Scott Murray, Balazs Ruzsics
CT coronary angiography (CTCA) is increasingly being used to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD). Recent technological advancements, including dual energy CT and improved gantry times, have led to the ability to image coronary arteries with excellent spatial resolution at low radiation doses. Atheromatous plaques can be identified using CTCA and assessed to establish the risk of acute coronary syndrome from each individual plaque. If CTCA identifies CAD, it should then be used in conjunction with functional testing or invasive angiography with physiological assessment to establish the significance of coronary disease in an individual patient...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760212/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-rs6265-val66met-polymorphism-is-associated-with-disease-severity-and-incidence-of-cardiovascular-events-in-a-patient-cohort
#7
Rong Jiang, Michael A Babyak, Beverly H Brummett, Elizabeth R Hauser, Svati H Shah, Richard C Becker, Ilene C Siegler, Abanish Singh, Carol Haynes, Megan Chryst-Ladd, Damian M Craig, Redford B Williams
BACKGROUND: The rs6265 (Val66Met) single-nucleotide polymorphism in the BDNF gene has been related to a number of endophenotypes that have in turn been shown to confer risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). To date, however, very few studies have examined the association of the Val66Met single-nucleotide polymorphism with CVD clinical outcomes. METHODS: In a cohort of 5,510 Caucasian patients enrolled in the CATHeterization GENetics (CATHGEN) study at Duke University Hospital between 2001 and 2011, we determined the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and CVD event incidence through up to 11...
August 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756179/a-breakthrough-in-genetics-and-prevention-of-coronary-artery-disease-and-its-relevance-to-prevention-in-lmic
#8
REVIEW
Robert Roberts
More than 60 genetic risk variants predisposing to coronary artery disease (CAD) have been confirmed. The genetic risk for CAD is related to the number of genetic risk variants present and can be expressed as a genetic risk score (GRS), by summing the product of the number of high-risk variants inherited by each individual times the log of the odds ratio. Studies show risk stratification for CAD, based on the GRS, is more discriminatory than conventional risk factors and predicts the response to statin therapy...
July 26, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754388/rationale-design-and-baseline-characteristics-of-participants-in-the-cardiovascular-outcomes-for-people-using-anticoagulation-strategies-compass-trial
#9
Jackie Bosch, John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Nancy Cook Bruns, Vivian Lanius, Fei Yuan, Frank Misselwitz, Edmond Chen, Rafael Diaz, Marco Alings, Eva M Lonn, Petr Widimsky, Masatsugu Hori, Alvaro Avezum, Leopoldo S Piegas, Deepak L Bhatt, Kelley R H Branch, Jeffrey L Probstfield, Yan Liang, Lisheng Liu, Jun Zhu, Aldo P Maggioni, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Martin O'Donnell, Keith A A Fox, Ajay Kakkar, Alexander N Parkhomenko, Georg Ertl, Stefan Störk, Katalin Keltai, Matyas Keltai, Lars Ryden, Gilles R Dagenais, Nana Pogosova, Antonio L Dans, Fernando Lanas, Patrick J Commerford, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Tomasz J Guzik, Peter B Verhamme, Dragos Vinereanu, Jae-Hyung Kim, Jong-Won Ha, Andrew M Tonkin, John D Varigos, Basil S Lewis, Camilo Felix, Khalid Yusoff, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Victor Aboyans, Kaj P Metsarinne, Sonia S Anand, Robert G Hart, Andre Lamy, Paul Moayyedi, Darryl P Leong, Mukul Sharma, Salim Yusuf
BACKGROUND: Long-term aspirin prevents vascular events but is only modestly effective. Rivaroxaban alone or in combination with aspirin might be more effective than aspirin alone for vascular prevention in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD). Rivaroxaban as well as aspirin increase upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and this might be prevented by proton pump inhibitor therapy. METHODS: Cardiovascular Outcomes for People Using Anticoagulation Strategies (COMPASS) is a double-blind superiority trial comparing rivaroxaban 2...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748523/management-and-prevention-of-saphenous-vein-graft-failure-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Peter McKavanagh, Bobby Yanagawa, George Zawadowski, Asim Cheema
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains a vital treatment for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), especially diabetics. The long-term benefit of the internal thoracic artery graft is well established and remains the gold standard for revascularization of severe CAD. It is not always possible to achieve complete revascularization through arterial grafts, necessitating the use of saphenous vein grafts (SVG). Unfortunately, SVGs do not have the same longevity, and their failure is associated with significant adverse cardiac outcomes and mortality...
July 26, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747268/screening-of-depression-in-cardiology-a-study-on-617-cardiovascular-patients
#11
Valentina Tesio, Sebastiano Marra, Stefania Molinaro, Riccardo Torta, Fiorenzo Gaita, Lorys Castelli
BACKGROUND: Depression screening in the cardiovascular disease (CVD) care setting is under-performed, also because the issue of the optimal screening tools cut-off is still open. We analysed which HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) total score cut-off value shows the best properties in two groups of 357 Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and 260 Chronic Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) hospitalized patients. METHODS: A Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curve was plotted for both groups using the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) as the criterion...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743388/traumatic-bilateral-dissection-of-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-the-wake-of-a-car-accident-a-case-report
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N Taoussi, A J Alghamdi, J Bielewicz, P Luchowski, K Rejdak
BACKGROUND: Bilateral carotid artery dissection secondary to severe trauma is rare and can be potentially life -threatening if not diagnosed and treated properly. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 29-year-old female who was admitted to the emergency department after a car accident. The patient was conscious at the time of admission and presented with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 15 presenting normal vital signs. The patient developed motor dysphasia with right upper limb paresis a few hours after the admission...
July 10, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717115/coronary-artery-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#13
REVIEW
Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor of coronary artery diseases (CAD). Clinical outcomes in CAD with T2DM are poor despite improvement in medications and intervention devices. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in treating diabetic patients with multivessel coronary artery diseases (MVD). However, selecting a revascularization strategy should depend not only on the lesion complexity but also on the patient's background and comorbidities...
August 3, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709449/a-novel-alzheimer-s-disease-drug-candidate-targeting-inflammation-and-fatty-acid-metabolism
#14
Daniel Daugherty, Joshua Goldberg, Wolfgang Fischer, Richard Dargusch, Pamela Maher, David Schubert
BACKGROUND: CAD-31 is an Alzheimer's disease (AD) drug candidate that was selected on the basis of its ability to stimulate the replication of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural precursor cells as well as in APPswe/PS1ΔE9 AD mice. To move CAD-31 toward the clinic, experiments were undertaken to determine its neuroprotective and pharmacological properties, as well as to assay its therapeutic efficacy in a rigorous mouse model of AD. RESULTS: CAD-31 has potent neuroprotective properties in six distinct nerve cell assays that mimic toxicities observed in the old brain...
July 14, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707234/the-elusive-search-for-optimal-blood-pressure-targets
#15
REVIEW
Alan H Gradman
BP treatment thresholds/targets determine when to initiate treatment and to what level BP should be reduced. The Seventh Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) recommended a target of <140/90 for most patients and a target <130/80 mmHg for patients with diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Subsequently, meta-analyses, retrospective studies relating on-treatment BP to clinical outcomes and two large, randomized clinical trials (RCTs) have re-evaluated BP targets...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705312/community-based-lifestyle-intervention-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-the-response-2-trial
#16
Madelon Minneboo, Sangeeta Lachman, Marjolein Snaterse, Harald T Jørstad, Gerben Ter Riet, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Wilma J M Scholte Op Reimer, Ron J G Peters
BACKGROUND: Among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), improvement of lifestyle-related risk factors (LRFs) reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, modification of LRFs is highly challenging. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the impact of combining community-based lifestyle programs with regular hospital-based secondary prevention. METHODS: The authors performed a randomized controlled trial of nurse-coordinated referral of patients and their partners to 3 widely available community-based lifestyle programs, in 15 hospitals in the Netherlands...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693891/an-alarming-trend-change-in-the-risk-profile-of-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-over-the-last-two-decades
#17
Amgad Mentias, Elizabeth Hill, Amr F Barakat, Mohammad Q Raza, Dalia Youssef, Kinjal Banerjee, Abhishek C Sawant, Stephen Ellis, E Murat Tuzcu, Samir R Kapadia
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality around the world. We sought to study changes in the risk profile of patients presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS: We retrospectively studied all patients presenting with STEMI to our center between 1995 and 2014. Patients were divided into four quartiles, 5years each. Baseline risk factors and comorbidities were recorded. Sub-analysis was done for patients with established CAD and their household incomes...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692742/vitamin-k-antagonists-with-or-without-long-term-antiplatelet-therapy-in-outpatients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-association-with-ischemic-and-bleeding-events
#18
Gilles Lemesle, Gregory Ducrocq, Yedid Elbez, Eric Van Belle, Shinya Goto, Christopher P Cannon, Christophe Bauters, Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg
BACKGROUND: It remains uncertain whether patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) requiring long-term oral anticoagulation (OAC) and with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) should receive antiplatelet therapy (APT) in addition to OAC. HYPOTHESIS: APT in addition to OAC would be more effective than OAC alone in preventing ischaemic events in such patients. METHODS: In the international REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry including 68 236 outpatients with or at risk for atherothrombosis, we identified 2347 patients with stable CAD and AF receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKA)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687538/temporal-trends-of-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-22-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-academic-medical-center
#19
Hayan Jouni, J Wells Askew, Daniel J Crusan, Todd D Miller, Raymond J Gibbons
BACKGROUND: There has been a gradual decline in the prevalence of abnormal stress single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging studies among patients without history of coronary artery disease (CAD). The trends of SPECT studies among patients with known CAD have not been evaluated previously. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the Mayo Clinic nuclear cardiology database for all stress SPECT tests performed between January 1991 and December 2012 in patients with history of CAD defined as having previous myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass grafting...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675748/a-preliminary-study-for-the-assessment-of-hypertension-using-static-and-dynamic-ir-thermograms
#20
Jayanthi Thiruvengadam, Anburajan Mariamichael
Structural changes in blood vessels occur due to prolonged hypertension. Early detection of blood pressure (mm Hg) is essential for disease prevention. The aim of this work is to propose a computer-aided diagnostic (CADx) model for the diagnosis of hypertension using variables derived from non-contact static and dynamic thermal imaging in comparison with the pulse wave velocity (PWV)-derived parameters. Static and dynamic infrared (IR) thermograms of selected skin areas of the body from known hypertensive (n=14) and age- and sex-matched normal subjects were captured...
July 4, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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