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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088474/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-predicting-cough-variant-asthma-and-eosinophilic-bronchitis-in-adult-patients-with-chronic-cough-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Woo-Jung Song, Hyun Jung Kim, Ji-Su Shim, Ha-Kyeong Won, Sung-Yoon Kang, Kyoung-Hee Sohn, Byung-Keun Kim, Eun-Jung Jo, Min-Hye Kim, Sang-Heon Kim, Heung-Woo Park, Sun-Sin Kim, Yoon-Seok Chang, Alyn H Morice, Byung-Jae Lee, Sang-Heon Cho
BACKGROUND: Individual studies suggested the utility of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in detecting cough variant asthma (CVA) and eosinophilic bronchitis (EB) in chronic cough patients. OBJECTIVE: To obtain summary estimates of diagnostic test accuracy of FeNO in predicting CVA and/or EB in adult patients with chronic cough METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for studies published until January 2016, without language restriction. Cross-sectional studies which reported the diagnostic accuracy of FeNO for detecting CVA or EB were included...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081319/chronic-cough-clinical-characteristics-and-etiologies-of-510-cases
#2
Guiyuan Jiang, Xinying Huang, Tianlin Li, Dongping Xu
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the clinical features and underlying etiologies of chronic cough (CC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five hundred and ten CC patients were enrolled. The phases, characteristics and associated clinical manifestations of CC among the gastroesophageal reflux cough (GERC), cough-variant asthma (CVA), and upper airway cough syndrome (UACS) groups were compared, and the diagnostic values of each group were evaluated by multiple regression analysis...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077832/-frailty-and-its-related-factors-in-vulnerable-elderly-population-by-age-groups
#3
Eunok Park, Mi Yu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate factors affecting frailty by age groups among vulnerable elders in Korea. METHODS: In this secondary analysis, data were collected from records for 22,868 eldesr registered in the Visiting Health Management program of Publci Health Centers in 2012. Health behaviors, clinically diagnosed disease, frailty, depression and cognitive condition were assessed. Data were analyzed using stepwise regression to determine the associated factors of frailty by age group...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042404/in-hospital-and-one-year-clinical-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-oman-pci-registry
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Prashanth Panduranga, Majdah Al-Rashidi, Fatma Al-Hajri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the in-hospital and one-year clinical outcome of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center, observational study looking at patients > 18 years old who underwent a PCI from 1 January to 31 December 2013. The primary end point was the occurrence of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as death, any myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and target vessel revascularization (TVR) with either repeat PCI or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031679/elevated-factor-viii-levels-associated-with-acute-graft-occlusion-and-arterial-and-venous-thrombosis-after-off-pump-cabg
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Crystal A Kyaw, Pey-Jen Yu, Frank Manetta
Factor VIII is a common acute phase reactant and elevated levels confer an increased risk of thrombosis. Such thrombotic events have been documented in the literature, though to a limited extent. We present the case of a 54-year-old man presenting with a non-Q-wave myocardial infarction who was found to have triple vessel disease and subsequently underwent a 4-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Postoperatively, he was found to have multiple occluded vessels, deep vein thromboses, and a cerebrovascular accident (CVA)...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012984/virulence-factors-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profile-of-extraintestinal-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-an-avian-colisepticemia-outbreak
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Jonas Fernandes Maciel, Letícia Beatriz Matter, Michele Martins Trindade, Giovana Camillo, Maristela Lovato, Sônia de Ávila Botton, Agueda Castagna de Vargas
In this study an avian colisepticemia outbreak was investigated. Two isolates from a chicken with colisepticemia were characterized for antimicrobial susceptibility and virulence factors profile. For this purpose 7 antimicrobial and 29 genes (fimH, hrlA/hek, iha, papC, sfa/focCD, tsh, mat, tia, gimB, ibeA, chuA, fyuA, ireA, iroN, irp2, iucD, sitD. chr., sitD. ep., iss, neuC, ompA, traT, astA, hlyA, sat, vat, pic, malX, cvi/cva) were tested. The outbreak happened in a hick chicken breeding located in the northwestern region of Rio Grande do Sul state in South of Brazil and caused 28...
December 21, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002028/within-day-biological-variation-and-hour-to-hour-reference-change-values-for-hematological-parameters
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Judith M Hilderink, Lieke J J Klinkenberg, Kristin M Aakre, Norbert C J de Wit, Yvonne M C Henskens, Noreen van der Linden, Otto Bekers, Roger J M W Rennenberg, Richard P Koopmans, Steven J R Meex
BACKGROUND: Middle- and long-term biological variation data for hematological parameters have been reported in the literature. Within-day 24-h variability profiles for hematological parameters are currently lacking. However, comprehensive hour-to-hour variability data are critical to detect diurnal cyclical rhythms, and to take into account the 'time of sample collection' as a possible determinant of natural fluctuation. In this study, we assessed 24-h variation profiles for 20 hematological parameters...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911234/ventriculostomy-associated-hemorrhage-a-risk-assessment-by-radiographic-simulation
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Faith C Robertson, Muhammad M Abd-El-Barr, Srinivasan Mukundan, William B Gormley
OBJECTIVE Ventriculostomy entry sites are commonly selected by freehand estimation of Kocher's point or approximations from skull landmarks and a trajectory toward the ipsilateral frontal horn of the lateral ventricles. A recognized ventriculostomy complication is intracranial hemorrhage from cortical vessel damage; reported rates range from 1% to 41%. In this report, the authors assess hemorrhagic risk by simulating traditional ventriculostomy trajectories and using CT angiography (CTA) with venography (CTV) data to identify potential complications, specifically from cortical draining veins...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904602/comparison-of-different-risk-stratification-systems-in-predicting-short-term-serious-outcome-of-syncope-patients
#10
Saeed Safari, Alireza Baratloo, Behrooz Hashemi, Farhad Rahmati, Mohammad Mehdi Forouzanfar, Maryam Motamedi, Ladan Mirmohseni
BACKGROUND: Determining etiologic causes and prognosis can significantly improve management of syncope patients. The present study aimed to compare the values of San Francisco, Osservatorio Epidemiologico sulla Sincope nel Lazio (OESIL), Boston, and Risk Stratification of Syncope in the Emergency Department (ROSE) score clinical decision rules in predicting the short-term serious outcome of syncope patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present diagnostic accuracy study with 1-week follow-up was designed to evaluate the predictive values of the four mentioned clinical decision rules...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894558/helicopter-scene-response-for-stroke-patients-a-5-year-experience
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Andrew Hawk, Catherine Marco, Matt Huang, Bonnie Chow
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the usefulness of an emergency medical service (EMS)-requested air medical helicopter response directly to the scene for a patient with clinical evidence of an ischemic cerebrovascular accident (CVA) and transport to a regional comprehensive CVA center. METHODS: CareFlight, an air medical critical care transportation service, is based in Dayton, OH. The 3 CareFlight helicopters are geographically located and provided transport to all CVA scene patients in this study...
November 2016: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886852/-cold-air-and-or-talking-as-cough-triggers-a-sign-for-the-diagnosis-of-cough-variant-asthma
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Yoshihiro Kanemitsu, Hisako Matsumoto, Nuriamina Osman, Tsuyoshi Oguma, Tadao Nagasaki, Yumi Izuhara, Isao Ito, Tomoko Tajiri, Toshiyuki Iwata, Akio Niimi, Michiaki Mishima
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is considered an alternative marker of eosinophilic airway inflammation and is sometimes incorporated in the diagnosis of asthma. However, many patients with cough variant asthma (CVA) demonstrate an FeNO in the normal range. Therefore, additional information is needed to confirm the diagnosis of CVA, particularly in patients with low FeNO levels. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of using cough triggers to help diagnose CVA. METHODS: We studied 163 patients presenting with prolonged/chronic cough alone (including 104 CVA patients) who underwent FeNO measurements and an airway responsiveness test, and answered a questionnaire listing 18 cough triggers...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884459/balance-evaluation-techniques-and-physical-therapy-in-post-stroke-patients-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Eglė Lendraitienė, Agnė Tamošauskaitė, Daiva Petruševičienė, Raimondas Savickas
A stroke (cerebrovascular accident - CVA) is a significant social-economic issue. Approximately 15-30% of all patients develop life-long disability, 20% require over 3 months of specialized care in healthcare institutions, and the majority of the patients never recover the ability to maintain a proper vertical position. Such CVA sequelae as balance disturbances not only negatively affect patients' daily physical activity, but also result in social isolation. A number of standardized clinical scales, tests, and instrumental examination techniques have been proposed for evaluating not only post-CVA balance function, but also any changes in this function following various interventions...
November 17, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849379/lower-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-associated-with-obesity-but-not-common-chronic-conditions-an-observational-study-of-african-american-and-caucasian-male-veterans
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Jacqueline L Cartier, Subhash C Kukreja, Elena Barengolts
Objective The study examined whether vitamin D insufficiency is a predictor of prevalent and/or incident common chronic conditions in African American men (AAM) and Caucasian men (CAM). Methods 1,017 men were recruited at an urban VA medical center and followed prospectively for a mean of 5.4 years. Prevalent and incident chronic conditions evaluated were: obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), cancer, depression, dementia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD, including coronary artery disease [CAD], cerebrovascular accident [CVA], and congestive heart failure [CHF])...
November 16, 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823684/impact-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guidelines-on-the-prescription-of-high-intensity-statins-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-or-stroke
#15
Michael Valentino, Jad Al Danaf, Andrew Panakos, Loheetha Ragupathi, Danielle Duffy, David Whellan
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol management guidelines represented a paradigm shift from the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, replacing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets with a risk assessment model to guide statin therapy. Our objectives are to compare provider prescription of high-intensity statin therapy in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) before and after the publication of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, determine potential predictors of high-intensity statin utilization, and identify targets for improvement in cardiovascular risk reduction among these high-risk populations...
November 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811380/exhaled-breath-profiling-in-patients-with-copd-and-osa-overlap-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Silvano Dragonieri, Vitaliano N Quaranta, Pierluigi Carratu, Teresa Ranieri, Onofrio Resta
The analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by an electronic nose (e-nose) is a groundbreaking method that provides distinct exhaled molecular patterns in several respiratory and systemic diseases. It has been shown that an e-nose can detect obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OSA and COPD are sometimes associated into the so-called overlap syndrome (OVS). In this pilot study we hypothesized that an e-nose could discriminate the exhaled breath of patients with OVS from that of subjects with OSA and COPD alone...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799719/analysis-approaches-and-interventions-with-occupational-performance
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REVIEW
Sinae Ahn
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to analyze approaches and interventions with occupational performance in patients with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] In this study, articles published in the past 10 years were searched. The key terms used were "occupational performance AND stroke" and "occupational performance AND CVA". A total 252 articles were identified, and 79 articles were selected. All interventions were classified according to their approaches according to 6 theories. All interventions were analyzed for frequency...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796566/revealing-the-association-between-cerebrovascular-accidents-and-ambient-temperature-a-meta-analysis
#18
Andrés Zorrilla-Vaca, Ryan Jacob Healy, Melissa M Silva-Medina
The association between cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and weather has been described across several studies showing multiple conflicting results. In this paper, we aim to conduct a meta-analysis to further clarify this association, as well as to find the potential sources of heterogeneity. PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched from inception through 2015, for articles analyzing the correlation between the incidence of CVA and temperature. A pooled effect size (ES) was estimated using random effects model and expressed as absolute values...
October 28, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784884/second-vs-first-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-complex-lesions-subsets-3-years-follow-up-of-eraci-iv-study
#19
Alfredo E Rodriguez, Omar Santaera, Miguel Larribau, Ricardo Sarmiento, Carlos Haiek, Juan F Del Pozo, Hernan Pavlovsky, Alfredo M Rodriguez-Granillo
BACKGROUND: Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES-1) did not show a benefit in terms of death rate and myocardial infarction (MI) compared to bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft [CABG]), DES platforms have seen a remarkable improvement in the last few years, and a significant increase in their safety and efficacy was observed in randomized controlled trials and observational studies in comparison with DES-1 in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767401/-awake-clipping-of-cerebral-aneurysms-report-of-initial-series
#20
Saleem I Abdulrauf, Peter Vuong, Ritesh Patel, Raghu Sampath, Ahmed M Ashour, Lauren M Germany, Jonathon Lebovitz, Colt Brunson, Yuvraj Nijjar, J Kyle Dryden, Maheen Q Khan, Mihaela G Stefan, Evan Wiley, Ryan T Cleary, Connor Reis, Jodi Walsh, Paula Buchanan
OBJECTIVE Risk of ischemia during aneurysm surgery is significantly related to temporary clipping time and final clipping that might incorporate a perforator. In this study, the authors attempted to assess the potential added benefit to patient outcomes of "awake" neurological testing when compared with standard neurophysiological testing performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is performed after the induction of conscious sedation, and for the neurological testing, the patient is fully awake. METHODS The authors conducted an institutional review board-approved prospective study of clipping unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) in 30 consecutive adult patients who underwent awake clipping...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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