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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523371/impact-of-electrocardiogram-screening-during-drug-challenge-test-for-the-prediction-of-t-wave-oversensing-by-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
#1
Tsukasa Kamakura, Mitsuru Wada, Kohei Ishibashi, Yuko Y Inoue, Koji Miyamoto, Hideo Okamura, Satoshi Nagase, Takashi Noda, Takeshi Aiba, Satoshi Yasuda, Kengo Kusano
Screening tests conducted at rest may be inadequate for the prediction of the T-wave oversensing (TWOS) in subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) candidates with Brugada syndrome (BrS) because of the dynamic nature of electrocardiogram (ECG) morphology. We evaluated the utility of ECG screening during drug challenge (DC) for prediction of TWOS in BrS patients implanted with an S-ICD. The study enrolled 6 consecutive BrS patients implanted with an S-ICD. In addition to baseline ECG screening, pre-implant screening during DC using a sodium channel blocker was performed in all patients...
May 18, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521056/ethnic-minority-status-age-at-immigration-and-psychosis-risk-in-rural-environments-evidence-from-the-sepea-study
#2
James B Kirkbride, Yasir Hameed, Konstantinos Ioannidis, Gayatri Ankireddypalli, Carolyn M Crane, Mukhtar Nasir, Nikolett Kabacs, Antonio Metastasio, Oliver Jenkins, Ashkan Espandian, Styliani Spyridi, Danica Ralevic, Suneetha Siddabattuni, Ben Walden, Adewale Adeoye, Jesus Perez, Peter B Jones
Objective: Several ethnic minority groups experience elevated rates of first-episode psychosis (FEP), but most studies have been conducted in urban settings. We investigated whether incidence varied by ethnicity, generation status, and age-at-immigration in a diverse, mixed rural, and urban setting. Method: We identified 687 people, 16-35 years, with an ICD-10 diagnosis of FEP, presenting to Early Intervention Psychosis services in the East of England over 2 million person-years...
May 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514286/trends-in-diagnosis-of-painful-neck-and-back-conditions-2002-to-2011
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Patricia L Sinnott, Sharon K Dally, Jodie Trafton, Joseph L Goulet, Todd H Wagner
Neck and back pain are pervasive problems. Some have suggested that rising incidence may be associated with the evidence of rising prevalence.To describe the trends in diagnosis of painful neck and back conditions in a large national healthcare system.A retrospective observational cohort study to describe the incidence and prevalence of diagnosis of neck and back pain in a national cohort.Patients were identified by International Classification of Diseases, 9 Revision (ICD-9) codes in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national utilization datasets in calendar years 2002 to 2011...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499957/costs-of-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-opat-administered-by-hospital-at-home-units-in-spain
#4
V J González-Ramallo, M Mirón-Rubio, A Mujal, O Estrada, C Forné, B Aragón, A J Rivera
The aim of this study was to assess the direct healthcare costs of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) administered by hospital at home (HaH) units in Spain. An observational, multicentre, economic evaluation of retrospective cohorts was conducted. Patients were treated at home by the HaH units of three Spanish hospitals between January 2012 and December 2013. From the cost accounting of HaH OPAT (staff, pharmacy, transportation, diagnostic tests and structural), the cost of each outpatient course was obtained following a top-down strategy based on the use of resources...
May 9, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484840/epidemiology-of-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-any-changes-in-the-past-decades
#5
REVIEW
Benjamin Jong-Ming Pang, Martin Stephen Green
Ventricular tachyarrhythmias include potentially lethal episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) as well as hemodynamically tolerated ventricular ectopic activity. Sustained VT or VF may develop in the setting of acute myocardial infarction or as clinical sequelae of advanced cardiomyopathy. The incidence of these serious arrhythmias is estimated from retrospective and observational studies and registries of sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death. Over the past few decades, there has been a gradual decline in the incidence of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias which has been largely driven by upstream treatments for and prevention of coronary artery disease and its sequelae...
May 8, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473110/impact-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-on-recurrence-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-ischemic-secondary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-recipients-vacto-secondary-study-insights-from-coronary-angiogram-and-electrogram-analysis
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Luis Nombela-Franco, Mario Iannaccone, Ignasi Anguera, Ignacio J Amat-Santos, Manuel Sanchez-Garcia, Daniel Bautista, Martin N Calvelo, Andrea Di Marco, Claudio Moretti, Roberto Pozzi, Marco Scaglione, Victoria Cañadas, María Sandin-Fuentes, Angel Arenal, Rodrigo Bagur, Nicasio Perez-Castellano, Cristina Fernandez-Perez, Fiorenzo Gaita, Carlos Macaya, Javier Escaned, Ignacio Fernández-Lozano
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the incidence and clinical effect of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND: CTOs are common in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, which is the major cause of SCD. However, the impact of CTO in SCD survivors receiving an ICD is unknown. METHODS: A total of 425 patients who had survived an episode of ventricular arrhythmias and underwent ICD implantation for secondary prevention in 8 centers were included...
May 8, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472556/factors-associated-with-greater-severity-of-depression-in-chilean-primary-care-patients
#7
Verónica Vitriol, Alfredo Cancino, Soledad Ballesteros, Soledad Potthoff, Carlos Serrano
Objective: To determine clinical and psychosocial variables associated with increased depression severity in patients who consult public primary health care clinics (PHCs) in Chile. Methods: The study included 394 patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) according to ICD-10 criteria who were evaluated between February and September 2014 using a sociodemographic interview, the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), a screening for childhood trauma, a scale for partner violence, the Life Events Survey (LES), and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD)...
May 4, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464965/risk-of-transition-to-schizophrenia-following-first-admission-with-substance-induced-psychotic-disorder-a-population-based-longitudinal-cohort-study
#8
H L Alderson, D M Semple, C Blayney, F Queirazza, V Chekuri, S M Lawrie
BACKGROUND: The potential for drugs of abuse to induce acute psychotic symptoms is well recognised. However, the likelihood of transition from initial substance-induced psychotic disorder (SIPD) to chronic psychosis is much less well understood. This study investigated the rate of SIPD transition to schizophrenia (F20), the time to conversion and other possible related factors. METHODS: Using data from the Scottish Morbidity Record, we examined all patients (n = 3486) since their first admission to psychiatric hospital with a diagnosis of SIPD [International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes F10-F19, with third digit five] from January 1997 to July 2012...
May 3, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460030/subcutaneous-cardioverter-defibrillator-has-longer-time-to-therapy-but-is-less-cardiotoxic-than-transvenous-cardioverter-defibrillator-study-carried-out-in-a-preclinical-porcine-model
#9
Rodrigue Garcia, Sofiane Inal, Frederic Favreau, Christophe Jayle, Thierry Hauet, Patrick Bruneval, Thomas Kerforne, Jamil Hajj-Chahine, Bruno Degand
Aims: Totally subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) delivers higher shock energy and can have longer time to therapy compared to transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (T-ICD). Aim of the study was to compare time to therapy and to investigate cardiac, cerebral and systemic injuries of S-ICD and T-ICD shocks delivered after ventricular fibrillation (VF) induction. Methods and results: Fourteen pigs were randomly implanted with a S-ICD (n = 7) or a T-ICD (n = 7)...
April 27, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457108/syncope-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-implantation
#10
Gustavo Goldenberg, Tamir Bental, Udi Kadmon, Ronit Zabarsky, Jairo Kusnick, Alon Barsheshet, Gregory Golovchiner, Boris Strasberg
BACKGROUND: Syncope prognosis varies widely: 1 year mortality may range from 0% in the case of vasovagal events up to 30% in the presence of heart disease. OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes and prognosis of patients with implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and indication of primary prevention and compare patients presenting with or without prior syncope. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of 75 patients who underwent ICD implantation with the indication of primary prevention and history of syncope and compared them to a control group of 80 patients without prior syncope...
January 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456858/higher-impulsivity-and-hiv-risk-taking-behaviour-in-males-with-alcohol-dependence-compared-to-bipolar-mania-a-pilot-study
#11
Sakshi Rai, Biswa Ranjan Mishra, Sukanto Sarkar, Samir Kumar Praharaj, Sudipta Das, Rituparna Maiti, Nidhi Agrawal, S Haque Nizami
To study the association of impulsivity, high-risk behaviours and incidence of HIV infection in patients with alcohol dependence and bipolar mania. This was a cross-sectional hospital-based pilot study and the sample consisted of male patients divided into three groups: 25 patients with alcohol dependence and 25 with bipolar mania as per ICD-10 Diagnostic Criteria for Research and 25 normal controls. Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) and Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) were administered on alcohol dependent and bipolar patients, respectively...
April 29, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435918/cost-analysis-of-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-surgery-early-discharge-decreases-hospital-costs-much-less-than-intraoperative-variables-under-the-control-of-the-surgeon
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Brandon L Raudenbush, David P Gurd, Ryan C Goodwin, Thomas E Kuivila, R Tracy Ballock
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion surgery for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is increasing. Health systems and surgeons are decreasing hospital length of stay (LOS) to decrease costs. The purpose of this study was to review the contribution of an accelerated discharge protocol on the total cost of a single episode of care related to the surgical treatment of AIS at a single institution. METHODS: A retrospective cost analysis was performed over an 18-month period, from January 2014 through June 2015, before and after the institution of an accelerated discharge program...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434634/hypospadias-surgery-in-england-higher-volume-centres-have-lower-complication-rates
#13
David J Wilkinson, Patrick A Green, Shanthi Beglinger, Jessica Myers, Rachel Hudson, David Edgar, Simon E Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Hypospadias surgery has progressed steadily over recent years. There remains considerable variation in the operative management of boys with hypospadias in the UK, and it is therefore difficult to identify acceptable standards with regards to reoperation rates. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of reoperations and complications from all centres performing hypospadias surgery in England and to identify variables that influence outcome. METHODS: All children undergoing NHS hypospadias surgery in England between 1999 and 2009 were identified using the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432805/pitfalls-in-electrogram-interpretation-subcutaneous-cardioverter-defibrillator-malfunction-in-brugada-syndrome
#14
Giovanni Morani, Bruna Bolzan, Luca Tomasi, Ruggero Tomei, Corrado Vassanelli
A patient with Brugada Syndrome implanted with subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) had oversensing episodes treated with S-ICD shocks. Comparable artefacts weren't evocable with S-ICD pocket manipulation. The fluoroscopy excluded S-ICD macroscopic damage. The device extraction revealed undamaged pulse generator and connector, but the lead was inappropriately tunnelled under the sixth rib. Then the S-ICD malfunction was due to lead microscopic damage caused by lead rubbing the rib surface. This article is protected by copyright...
April 22, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399092/-the-affective-pathology-in-patients-with-adolescent-bulimia-nervosa
#15
V V Grachev
AIM: To investigate affective pathology in patients with adolescent bulimia nervosa (BN) and to analyze comorbid mutual influences of these clinical entities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A sample consisted of 52 young female patients, aged from 13.9 to 17.4 years, who simultaneously meet ICD-10 criteria of F50.2 - typical BN and F30-F39 - mood disorders. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) and the Beck Depression Inventory were used for psychometric assessment. Duration of follow-up ranged from 1 to 7 years...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396367/lyme-disease-and-bell-s-palsy-an-epidemiological-study-of-diagnosis-and-risk-in-england
#16
Lilli Cooper, Michael Branagan-Harris, Richard Tuson, Charles Nduka
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is caused by a tick-borne spirochaete of the Borrelia species. It is associated with facial palsy, is increasingly common in England, and may be misdiagnosed as Bell's palsy. AIM: To produce an accurate map of Lyme disease diagnosis in England and to identify patients at risk of developing associated facial nerve palsy, to enable prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment. DESIGN AND SETTING: Hospital episode statistics (HES) data in England from the Health and Social Care Information Centre were interrogated from April 2011 to March 2015 for International Classification of Diseases 10th revision (ICD-10) codes A69...
May 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387796/long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias-induced-by-coronary-artery-spasm
#17
Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Teresa Oloriz, Jean-Benoit le Polain de Waroux, Haran Burri, Bahij Kreidieh, Carlos de Asmundis, Miguel A Arias, Elena Arbelo, Brais Díaz Fernández, Juan Fernández-Armenta, Nuria Basterra, María Teresa Izquierdo, Ernesto Díaz-Infante, Gabriel Ballesteros, Andrés Carrillo López, Ignacio García-Bolao, Juan Benezet-Mazuecos, Victor Expósito-García, Larraitz-Gaztañaga, Jose Luis Martínez-Sande, Javier García-Seara, Jose Ramón González-Juanatey, Rafael Peinado
Aims: Coronary artery spasm (CAS) is associated with ventricular arrhythmias (VA). Much controversy remains regarding the best therapeutic interventions for this specific patient subset. We aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with a history of life-threatening VA due to CAS with various medical interventions, as well as the need for ICD placement in the setting of optimal medical therapy. Methods and results: A multicentre European retrospective survey of patients with VA in the setting of CAS was aggregated and relevant clinical and demographic data was analysed...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385672/characterization-of-health-care-utilization-in-patients-receiving-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-therapies-an-analysis-of-the-managed-ventricular-pacing-trial
#18
John Rickard, David Whellen, Lou Sherfesee, Brett J Peterson, Tara Nahey, Anthony S Tang, Kenneth A Ellenbogen, Alan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in terminating lethal arrhythmias, but little is known about the degree of health care utilization (HCU) after ICD therapies. OBJECTIVE: Using data from the managed ventricular pacing trial, we sought to identify the incidence and types of HCU in ICD recipients after receiving ICD therapy (shocks or antitachycardia pacing [ATP]). METHODS: We analyzed HCU events (ventricular tachyarrhythmia [VTA]-related, heart failure-related, ICD implant procedure-related, ICD system-related, or other) and their association with ICD therapies (shocked ventricular tachycardia episode, ATP-terminated ventricular tachycardia episode, and inappropriately shocked episode)...
April 4, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368882/ranolazine-therapy-in-drug-refractory-ventricular-arrhythmias
#19
Antonio Curnis, Francesca Salghetti, Manuel Cerini, Enrico Vizzardi, Edoardo Sciatti, Francesca Vassanelli, Clara Villa, Lorenza Inama, Abdallah Raweh, Daniele Giacopelli, Luca Bontempi
AIMS: Ranolazine is an antiischemic and antianginal agent, but experimental and preclinical data provided evidence of additional antiarrhythmic properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ranolazine in reducing episodes of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with recurrent antiarrhythmic drug-refractory ventricular arrhythmias or with chronic angina. METHODS: Seventeen implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients, who had experienced a worsening of their ventricular arrhythmia burden, and 12 ICD recipients with angina were enrolled...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361822/comparative-study-of-clozapine-versus-risperidone-in-treatment-naive-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-pilot-study
#20
Sukhtej Sahni, B S Chavan, Ajeet Sidana, Priyanka Kalra, Gurjit Kaur
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Clozapine may be more useful in treatment-naive patients with first-episode schizophrenia for better symptoms control and improving quality of life. The current study was carried out to compare the efficacy and tolerability of clozapine versus risperidone in treatment-naive, first-episode patients of schizophrenia. METHODS: This was a comparative, open-label, six months prospective study of treatment-naive, first-episode patients with schizophrenia between the age group of 18 and 40 yr diagnosed as per the International Classification of Diseases-10 (ICD-10) criteria...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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