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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785093/assessment-of-patients-warfarin-knowledge-and-anticoagulation-control-at-a-joint-physician-and-pharmacist-managed-clinic-in-china
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Xingang Li, Shusen Sun, Qiaoyu Wang, Buxing Chen, Zhigang Zhao, Xiaowei Xu
Purpose: Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant with a narrow therapeutic index, and it requires close monitoring and adequate patient education. We aimed to assess the knowledge level regarding warfarin therapy among its users and to identify the factors that significantly influence anticoagulation control. Patients and methods: Patients attending the Warfarin Clinic at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital were enrolled in this study. Patients' knowledge on warfarin was assessed using a validated Anticoagulation Knowledge Assessment (AKA) questionnaire...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781049/effects-of-vitamin-k-epoxide-reductase-complex-1-gene-polymorphisms-on-warfarin-control-in-japanese-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-lvad
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Kazuki Nakagita, Kyoichi Wada, Yutaro Mukai, Takaya Uno, Ryoji Nishino, Sachi Matsuda, Hiromi Takenaka, Nobue Terakawa, Akira Oita, Mitsutaka Takada
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate relationships between times in therapeutic range (TTR) or warfarin sensitivity indexes (WSI) and VKORC1-1639G>A and CYP2C9 polymorphisms in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). METHODS: Severe heart failure patients who received LVAD from January 1, 2013 to October 31, 2017 were recruited. Relationships between TTR or WSI and VKORC1-1639G>A and CYP2C9 gene polymorphisms were investigated immediately after LVAD implantation (period 1) and immediately prior to hospital discharge (period 2)...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779486/risk-factors-for-prolonged-postoperative-ileus-in-adult-patients-undergoing-elective-colorectal-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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Andrea Pisani Ceretti, Nirvana Maroni, Marco Longhi, Marco Giovenzana, Roberto Santambrogio, Matteo Barabino, Carmelo Luigiano, Giovanni Radaelli, Enrico Opocher
Purpose Prolonged postoperative ileus (PPOI) after abdominal surgery may effect unfavourably the patient recovery. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of PPOI in patients elective for colorectal resection and investigate perioperative variables associated with PPOI. Methods A consecutive series of 428 patients undergoing colorectal resection (median age 72, range 24-92, years; men/women ratio 1.14) were analyzed. Data were extracted retrospectively throughout a five-year period from an electronic prospectively maintained database...
May 20, 2018: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775791/an-imaging-biomarker-for-assessing-hepatic-function-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Jennifer Schulze, Henrike Lenzen, Jan B Hinrichs, Burckhardt Ringe, Michael P Manns, Frank Wacker, Kristina I Ringe
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the potential of hepatobiliary phase magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as parameter for assessment of hepatocellular function in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). METHODS: We collected data from 111 patients (83 male, 28 female; median, 44 years old), from March 2012 through March 2016, with a confirmed diagnosis of PSC who underwent MRI evaluation before and after injection (hepatobiliary phase) of a hepatocyte-specific contrast agent (gadoxetate disodium)...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775170/rationale-design-and-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-dabigatran-etexilate-versus-dose-adjusted-warfarin-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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José M Ferro, Francesco Dentali, Jonathan M Coutinho, Adam Kobayashi, Jorge Caria, Marc Desch, Mandy Fraessdorf, Holger Huisman, Hans-Christoph Diener
Rationale To prevent recurrent venous thrombotic events after acute cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis, guidelines recommend long-term oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant experience in cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis is limited to case reports and series. Aim To compare dabigatran with dose-adjusted warfarin in patients with cerebral venous or dural sinus thrombosis for the prevention of recurrent venous thrombotic event. Sample size One hundred and twenty patients...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774418/prevalence-of-glaucoma-in-germany-results-from-the-gutenberg-health-study
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René Höhn, Stefan Nickels, Alexander K Schuster, Philipp S Wild, Thomas Münzel, Karl J Lackner, Irene Schmidtmann, Manfred Beutel, Norbert Pfeiffer
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of glaucoma according to the International Society for Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology (ISGEO) classification in an adult German cohort. METHODS: The Gutenberg Health Study is a population-based, prospective cohort study in the Rhine-Main Region in mid-western Germany with a total of 15,010 participants. In this study, the first 5000 subjects with an age range between 35 and 74 years were included. Optic disk pictures were obtained by a non-mydriatic fundus camera (Visucam™) and analyzed using the Visupac™ software...
May 17, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768547/clinical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-death-from-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-patients-with-aids-who-visited-a-high-complexity-hospital-in-campo-grande-ms-brazil
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Barbara Cristina Scarcelli Boigues, Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago, Gláucia Moreira Espíndola Lima, Maina de Oliveira Nunes, Silvia Naomi de Oliveira Uehara
INTRODUCTION: Disseminated histoplasmosis (DH) is a systemic mycosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum) and is characterized by progressive and fatal evolution in immunocompromised patients. Moreover, it is considered an AIDS-defining disease. METHODS: We performed an observational, analytical, retrospective study to identify the clinical outcomes and risk factors for death from DH in patients with AIDS at an infectious diseases service facility in Brazil between September 2011 and July 2016...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766125/trauma-early-mortality-prediction-tool-tempt-for-assessing-28-day-mortality
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Ryan C Kunitake, Lucy Z Kornblith, Mitchell Jay Cohen, Rachael A Callcut
Background: Prior mortality prediction models have incorporated severity of anatomic injury quantified by Abbreviated Injury Severity Score (AIS). Using a prospective cohort, a new score independent of AIS was developed using clinical and laboratory markers present on emergency department presentation to predict 28-day mortality. Methods: All patients (n=1427) enrolled in an ongoing prospective cohort study were included. Demographic, laboratory, and clinical data were recorded on admission...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763979/extended-international-normalized-ratio-testing-intervals-for-warfarin-treated-patients
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G D Barnes, X Kong, D Cole, B Haymart, E Kline-Rogers, S Almany, M Dahu, M Ekola, S Kaatz, J Kozlowski, J B Froehlich
BACKGROUND: A prior single center randomized trial suggested that patients with stable INR values could safely receive INR testing as infrequently as every 12 weeks. OBJECTIVE: To test the implementation success of an extended INR testing interval for stable warfarin patients in a practice-based, multi-center collaborative of anticoagulation clinics. METHODS: At six anticoagulation clinics, patients were identified as being eligible for extended INR testing based on prior INR value stability and minimal warfarin dose changes between 2014 and 2016...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762845/peritoneal-dialysis-effectively-removes-toxic-substances-and-improves-liver-functions-of-liver-failure-patients
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W-X Zhao, X-M Liu, C-M Yu, H Xu, J-R Dai, H-Y Chen, L Li, F Chen, Y-L Ou, Z-K Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Liver failure (LF) is a clinically complex disorder that characterizes with hepatic dysfunction. This study aimed at observing the therapeutic effects of peritoneal dialysis on liver function in LF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involves 62 patients diagnosed as LF hospitalized from February 2005 to December 2016. The 62 LF patients were randomly divided into 3 groups, including artificial liver applying plasma exchange group (PE, n = 28), peritoneal dialysis group (PD, n = 22), and conservative treatment group (CT, n=12)...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761633/verification-of-the-qlabs-international-normalized-ratio-point-of-care-device-for-monitoring-of-patients-attending-an-anticoagulation-clinic
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N Mbokota, E Schapkaitz, S Louw
INTRODUCTION: In the developing world, point-of-care (POC) testing for international normalized ratio (INR) plays an important role in the monitoring of patients on long-term warfarin therapy with limited access to healthcare ensuring safe and effective anticoagulation. A newly developed POC device for INR measurement by healthcare workers is the handheld qLabs POC device® (Micropoint Biotechnologies Incorporated, Guangdong, China). METHODS: The qLabs POC device® was evaluated in 262 patients attending an anticoagulation clinic with regards to accuracy and precision of the INR results...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761512/oral-anticoagulation-and-left-atrial-thrombi-resolution-in-non-rheumatic-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Norman C Wang, Matthew D Sather, Aliza Hussain, Andrew D Althouse, Evan C Adelstein, Sandeep K Jain, William E Katz, Alaa A Shalaby, Andrew H Voigt, Samir Saba
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is prescribed for left atrial thrombi (LAT) in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation (AF) and/or atrial flutter (AFL). The study objective was to review the existing evidence regarding LAT resolution in non-rheumatic AF and/or AFL with OAC agents. METHODS: Data sources included PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) between January 1, 1991 and February 1, 2017. English-language studies that assessed LAT resolution with OAC agents in subjects with non-rheumatic AF and/or AFL, by serial transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and with follow-up times ≥3 weeks and < 1 year were selected...
May 14, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760849/acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-emergency-department-patients-despite-therapeutic-anticoagulation
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Michelle Y Liu, Dustin W Ballard, Jie Huang, Adina S Rauchwerger, Mary E Reed, Sean C Bouvet, David R Vinson
Introduction: Emergency department (ED) patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) despite therapeutic anticoagulation at the time of diagnosis are uncommonly encountered and present a diagnostic and management challenge. Their characterization and outcomes are poorly described. We sought to describe the prevalence and characteristics of therapeutically anticoagulated patients among a population of patients with acute PE in a community setting and to describe treatment changes and 30-day outcomes...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760358/a-reliable-grading-system-for-prediction-of-hematoma-expansion-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-the-basal-ganglia
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Yongwei Huang, Qiang Zhang, Mingfei Yang
Hematoma expansion (HE) is an independent predictor of poor outcome and secondary neurological deterioration in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) may identify the sites of active extravasation. Therefore, we have attempted to (1) devise a reliable and easy-to-use prediction score to predict the risk of HE in ICH and (2) validate the accuracy of this grading system and perform an independent analysis of HE predictors. We included patients in whom an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurred in the basal ganglia between Jan...
2018: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760305/enhancement-of-warfarin-anticoagulant-reaction-in-patients-with-repeated-oral-tolvaptan-administration
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Masayuki Saito, Masayoshi Ajioka, Takahiro Iwao, Tadashi Suzuki
The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of warfarin remained unaffected by tolvaptan during clinical trials. However, tolvaptan prolonged the prothrombin time-international normalized ratio (PT-INR) level of patients with cardiovascular disease taking warfarin. Tolvaptan was prescribed to 576 patients from December 2010 to December 2015. Of these patients, 37 underwent anticoagulant therapy. We investigated PT-INR fluctuation immediately before tolvaptan therapy was initiated. PT-INR remained unchanged in the control group and in groups administered with less than 7...
May 11, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758349/habitual-aerobic-exercise-gene-apoa5-named-rs662799-snp-and-response-of-blood-lipid-and-lipoprotein-phenotypes-among-older-chinese-adult
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Xiangyun Liu, Guoyuan Huang, Zhanbin Niu, Yuqin Wei, Ru Wang
BACKGROUND: The genetic component of dyslipidemia has been studied in adults but little in older population. It is remains unknown regarding influence and interaction of APOA5 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and habitual aerobic exercise (HAE) on changes of blood lipids and lipoprotein phenotypes in older Chinese adults. METHODS: Four-hundred-twenty-three old Chinese individuals with HAE were divided into hyperlipidemia and normal groups. We genotyped polymorphic loci using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry detection technology (MALDI-TOF)...
May 11, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755015/assessing-the-outcome-of-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-during-hospital-stay-a-comparison-of-lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-with-meld-and-child-pugh-scores
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Zubia Jamil, Asghar Aurangzeb Durrani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Developing an easy and reliable score for evaluating the prognosis of patients with liver cirrhosis has always been challenging for hepatologists. This study aimed to assess the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio (LMR) in comparison with the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) and Child-Pugh (CP) scores for determining the outcomes in these patients during hospital stay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve was used to assess the efficacy of three parameters (LMR and MELD and CP scores) in determining the outcomes in 182 patients with cirrhosis...
May 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754978/risk-stratification-using-a-novel-liver-functional-reserve-score-of-combination-prothrombin-time-international-normalized-ratio-to-albumin-ratio-and-albumin-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Koichiro Haruki, Hiroaki Shiba, Nobuhiro Saito, Takashi Horiuchi, Yoshihiro Shirai, Yuki Fujiwara, Kenei Furukawa, Taro Sakamoto, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Liver function in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma is generally graded according to the Child-Pugh system; however, some variables in the Child-Pugh grade are subjective. We developed a novel, objective score called the prothrombin time-international normalized ratio to albumin ratio. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of this new score in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after hepatic resection. METHODS: The study comprised 199 patients who underwent elective hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma between January 2003 and December 2014...
May 10, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754577/development-of-weight-and-height-in-norwegian-children-the-health-oriented-pedagogical-project-hopp
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Angelica Skår, Trine Johansen Meza, Per Morten Fredriksen
AIMS: High prevalence of overweight and obesity increases the disease burden with higher risk for an expanding set of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, certain types of cancers and an array of musculoskeletal disorders. Over the last decades, trends in children's weight have changed worldwide. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements of height and weight and calculations of body mass index (BMI) were recorded for 2297 children, aged 6-12 years...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752218/elevated-international-normalized-ratio-is-not-associated-with-increased-perioperative-morbidity-in-podiatric-limb-salvage-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
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Nalini Vadivelu, Alice M Kai, Feng Dai, Hosni Mikhael, Rima Aouad, Peter Blume
The risk of hemorrhage always exists in anticoagulated patients with an elevated international normalized ratio (INR), a risk that must be measured against the necessity for surgical procedures. The objective of the present retrospective medical record study was to assess the safety with which limb salvage procedures can be conducted in patients with an INR >1.4. The medical records of 231 patients who had undergone limb salvage procedures by 1 surgeon at the Yale New Haven Health System from November 2008 through July 2014 were reviewed...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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