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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319804/are-diabetes-guidelines-truly-evidence-based
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REVIEW
Matthew F Bouchonville, Sara Matani, Jason J DuBroff, Robert J DuBroff
The global epidemic of obesity and diabetes underscores the urgency to develop strategies to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease in this vulnerable population. Clinical guidelines are intended to help the clinician manage these patients, but guidelines are often discordant among professional organizations and not always evidence based. Clinicians must rely upon the best available evidence, and therefore we critically reviewed the evidence behind the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 guidelines on the prevention of CV disease in diabetes...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319521/warfarin-and-aspirin-versus-warfarin-alone-for-prevention-of-embolic-events-in-patients-with-a-heartmate-ii%C3%A2-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Joseph S Van Tuyl, Ian B Hollis, Khalid A Alburikan, Richard Tran, Brian P Murray, Jo E Rodgers, Jason N Katz, Brett C Sheridan
Acquired von Willebrand disease increases bleeding risk in patients implanted with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Lower aspirin doses decrease the risk of bleeding without an increased risk of embolic events. No published studies in the U.S. have compared the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic events between antithrombotic regimens with and without aspirin. A single-center, retrospective analysis was conducted of adult patients implanted with a HM II. Patients received warfarin and aspirin 81 mg daily or warfarin alone...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318956/carotid-endarterectomy-to-remove-retained-solitaire-stent-retriever-inside-carotid-stent-after-mechanical-thrombectomy
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Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Tony P Smith, Patrick A Brown, L Fernando Gonzalez, Ali R Zomorodi
BACKGROUND: Tandem occlusions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occur in up to a third of patients with acute ischemic strokes undergoing endovascular mechanical thrombectomy. Understanding open neurosurgical management of associated complications with this procedure is important. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man with acute onset of left hemiparesis and a tandem right ICA and MCA occlusion. He underwent carotid stent angioplasty of a stenotic ICA, followed by attempted Solitaire stent retrieval of an MCA clot...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318511/effect-of-tailored-antiplatelet-therapy-to-reduce-recurrent-stent-thrombosis-and-cardiac-death-after-a-first-episode-of-stent-thrombosis
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Thea C Godschalk, Laura M Willemsen, Bastiaan Zwart, Thomas O Bergmeijer, Paul Willem A Janssen, Johannes C Kelder, Christian M Hackeng, Jurriën M Ten Berg
The recurrence rate of coronary stent thrombosis (ST) is high. Patients with ST often demonstrate high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR). It is suggested that patients at high risk of atherothrombotic events, that is patients with ST, could benefit from tailored antiplatelet therapy (APT). This study evaluated whether tailored APT, based on platelet function testing, reduced the rate of cardiac death and/or recurrent ST at 1 year after ST, compared with a historical cohort of patients with ST without tailored APT...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318049/kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma-presenting-as-hydrops-fetalis
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Elena Sobrino-Fernández, Minia Campos-Domínguez, Rebeca Gregorio-Hernández, Jorge Huerta-Aragonés, Cristina Beléndez-Bieler, Ángel Lancharro-Zapata, María Luisa Franco-Fernández, Belén Bernardo-Atienza, Manuel Sánchez-Luna
We describe the case of a 33-week preterm infant who developed nonimmune hydrops fetalis secondary to a kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE). The tumor was successfully treated with vincristine, prednisone, ticlopidine, and aspirin. KHE can be an unusual cause of hydrops fetalis; in such cases, diagnosis can be challenging since generalized edema can obscure KHE.
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317227/trends-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Darren Ow, Nathan Papa, Marlon Perera, Peter Liodakis, Shomik Sengupta, Stephen Clarke, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: To assess current treatment trends and perioperative outcomes of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in a tertiary institution. METHODS: We prospectively collected a database of all patients undergoing TURP and PVP for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) at a tertiary hospital between January 2011 and December 2013. Patient characteristics such as length of stay, readmission, anticoagulation status, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score and need for blood transfusion were recorded and analysed...
March 19, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316279/rivaroxaban-or-aspirin-for-extended-treatment-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Jeffrey I Weitz, Anthonie W A Lensing, Martin H Prins, Rupert Bauersachs, Jan Beyer-Westendorf, Henri Bounameaux, Timothy A Brighton, Alexander T Cohen, Bruce L Davidson, Hervé Decousus, Maria C S Freitas, Gerlind Holberg, Ajay K Kakkar, Lloyd Haskell, Bonno van Bellen, Akos F Pap, Scott D Berkowitz, Peter Verhamme, Philip S Wells, Paolo Prandoni
Background Although many patients with venous thromboembolism require extended treatment, it is uncertain whether it is better to use full- or lower-intensity anticoagulation therapy or aspirin. Methods In this randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study, we assigned 3396 patients with venous thromboembolism to receive either once-daily rivaroxaban (at doses of 20 mg or 10 mg) or 100 mg of aspirin. All the study patients had completed 6 to 12 months of anticoagulation therapy and were in equipoise regarding the need for continued anticoagulation...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314597/co-enrolment-of-participants-into-multiple-cancer-trials-benefits-and-challenges
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F H Cafferty, C Coyle, S Rowley, L Berkman, M MacKensie, R E Langley
Opportunities to enter patients into more than one clinical trial are not routinely considered in cancer research and experiences with co-enrolment are rarely reported. Potential benefits of allowing appropriate co-enrolment have been identified in other settings but there is a lack of evidence base or guidance to inform these decisions in oncology. Here, we discuss the benefits and challenges associated with co-enrolment based on experiences in the Add-Aspirin trial - a large, multicentre trial recruiting across a number of tumour types, where opportunities to co-enrol patients have been proactively explored and managed...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306694/real-world-use-of-ticagrelor-and-prasugrel-in-patients-with-nstemi-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Vincenzo Sucato, Egle Corrado, Carmelo Castellana, Michele Carella, Simona Raso, Giuseppe Coppola, Giuseppe Andolina, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Evola, Salvatore Novo
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective observational study sought to describe the safety and efficacy profile of prasugrel and ticagrelor in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), who were admitted to the coronary intensive care unit (CICU) and underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Dual antiplatelet therapy is mandatory for all the patients with acute coronary syndrome, who underwent PCI. Our study includes 111 patients with NSTEMI, who underwent PCI, in a maximum time of 72 h after their ischemic event...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304154/nanostructured-thermal-responsive-materials-synthesized-by-soft-templating
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Cedric Vancaeyzeele, Florian Olivier, Gwendoline Petroffe, Sebastien Peralta, Frederic Vidal
We capitalized herein the inherent tortuosity of bicontinuous microemulsion to conceive nanostructured drug delivery devices. First, we show that it is possible to synthesize bicontinuous materials with continuous hydrophilic domains of PNIPAM network entangled with continuous hydrophobic polymer domains, dual phase continuity being imposed by the bicontinuous microemulsions used as soft template. A particular attention is paid to the microemulsion formulations using a surfmer to preserve the one-to-one replication of the bicontinuous nanostructure after polymerization...
March 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303221/salvianolic-acid-a-alleviates-renal-injury-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-induced-by-pristane-in-balb-c-mice
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Yihuang Lin, Yu Yan, Huifang Zhang, Yucai Chen, Yangyang He, Shoubao Wang, Lianhua Fang, Yang Lv, Guanhua Du
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of salvianolic acid A (SAA) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) induced by pristane in BALB/c mice. Lupus mice were established by confirming elevated levels of autoantibodies and IL-6 after intraperitoneal injection of pristane. Mice were then treated with daily oral doses of SAA for 5 months in parallel with mice treated with prednisone and aspirin as positive controls. The levels of autoantibodies were monitored at monthly intervals and nephritic symptoms observed by hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining...
March 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302764/-18-f-gp1-a-novel-fluorine-18-labeled-tracer-designed-for-pet-imaging-of-thrombi-with-high-detection-sensitivity-and-low-background
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Jessica Lohrke, Holger Siebeneicher, Markus Berger, Michael Reinhardt, Mathias Berndt, Andre Mueller, Marion Zerna, Norman Koglin, Felix Oden, Marcus Bauser, Matthias Friebe, Ludger M Dinkelborg, Joachim Huetter, Andrew W Stephens
Thromboembolic diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke, transient ischemic attacks and pulmonary embolism are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. GPIIb/IIIa is the key receptor involved in platelet aggregation and is a validated target for therapeutic approaches and diagnostic imaging. The aim of this study was to develop and characterize a specific small molecule tracer for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that binds with high affinity to GPIIb/IIIa receptors and has suitable pharmacokinetic properties to overcome limitations of previous approaches...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302605/quantifying-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-on-mr-angiography
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H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, K Al-Dasuqi, A Giambrone, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial atherosclerosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke. Intracranial stenosis is most commonly quantified by the Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease method, which involves calculating a ratio of luminal diameter measurements on conventional angiography. Our purpose was to determine whether a single linear measurement of the narrowest caliber of the intracranial ICA on MRA can accurately predict Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease stenosis measurements...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301951/continuous-aspirin-use-does-not-increase-bleeding-risk-of-split-thickness-skin-transplantation-repair-to-chronic-wounds
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Yanwei Sun, Yibing Wang, Liang Li, Zheng Zhang, Ning Wang, Dan Wu
BACKGROUND: Discontinuation of aspirin therapy before cutaneous surgery may cause serious complications. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the bleeding risk of split-thickness skin transplantation repair to chronic wounds in patients on aspirin therapy. METHODS: A total of 97 patients who underwent split-thickness skin transplantation surgery of chronic wounds during a 2-year period were enrolled. They were categorized on the basis of aspirin therapies...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300627/serum-uric-acid-is-associated-with-better-executive-function-in-men-but-not-in-women-baseline-assessment-of-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Cristina Pellegrino Baena, Claudia Kimie Suemoto, Sandhi Barreto, Paulo Lotufo, Isabela Benseñor
BACKGROUND: Serum uric acid (SUA) may protect against free radical stress damage and was previously linked to cognitive impairment in older adults, but evidence in middle-aged adults is scarce. PURPOSE: We sought to analyze whether SUA is associated with cognitive performance in apparently healthy middle-aged participants in the ELSA-Brasil cohort study. METHODS: We excluded participants older than age 65, those taking allopurinol, benzbromarone, or medications that could impair cognitive performance, those with previous stroke, and those with incomplete data on cognitive tests or SUA...
March 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300293/coronary-artery-calcification-is-common-on-nongated-chest-computed-tomography-imaging
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Revathi Balakrishnan, Brian Nguyen, Roy Raad, Robert Donnino, David P Naidich, Jill E Jacobs, Harmony R Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification as assessed by computed tomography (CT) is a validated predictor of cardiovascular risk, whether identified on a dedicated cardiac study or on a routine non-gated chest CT. The prevalence of incidentally detected coronary artery calcification on non-gated chest CT imaging and consistency of reporting have not been well characterized. HYPOTHESIS: Coronary calcification is present on chest CT in some patients not taking statin therapy and may be under-reported...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299827/factors-linked-to-disease-severity-and-time-to-remission-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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REVIEW
Mario Sánchez-Borges, Fernan Caballero-Fonseca, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, Luis González-Aveledo, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers useful for the evaluation and management of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) are not currently available. OBJECTIVE: A review of various clinical and laboratory markers that have been studied to assess their value for determining the severity or predicting the evolution of disease in adult patients with CSU. METHODS: A search of the medical literature on Pubmed and MEDLINE including the terms urticaria, chronic urticaria, chronic idiopathic urticaria, chronic spontaneous urticaria, severity, prognosis, and treatment...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298800/a-case-of-subclavian-artery-aneurysm-with-history-of-ischemic-heart-disease-operated-under-cervical-epidural-anesthesia
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Amrita Rath, J Abhinay, Sandeep Loha, Atul Kumar Singh
Subclavian artery aneurysm is usually operated under general anesthesia (GA), but in specific situations, it can also be conducted under regional anesthesia (RA) such as cervical epidural anesthesia (CEA). A 48-year-old male presented with chief complaint of progressive swelling in the right side of the neck for the past 3 months following trauma. He was diagnosed as subclavian artery aneurysm, and surgical intervention was advised. He had previous history of angina 4 months back for which tablet aspirin 75 mg and tablet clopidogrel 75 mg once daily was prescribed...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298764/postoperative-sore-throat-prevention-in-ambulatory-surgery-a-comparison-between-preoperative-aspirin-and-magnesium-sulfate-gargle-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
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Surajit Chattopadhyay, Anjan Das, Sabyasachi Nandy, Sandip RoyBasunia, Tapobrata Mitra, Partha Sarathi Halder, Subinay Chhaule, Subrata Kumar Mandal
BACKGROUND: Postoperative sore throat (POST) frequently hampers the positive feedback of ambulatory surgery in spite of so many measures. This study was carried out to compare the efficacy of preoperative magnesium sulfate and aspirin gargle in preventing POST after ambulatory surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded study. Fifty-six adult patients of either sex, aged 25-50, of American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II, scheduled for day care surgery, were randomly allocated to Group A ([n = 28] receiving aspirin gargle [325 mg tablet]) and Group M ([n = 28] receiving magnesium sulfate [20 mg/kg] gargle)...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298141/using-multiple-biomarkers-and-determinants-to-obtain-a-better-measurement-of-oxidative-stress-a-latent-variable-structural-equation-model-approach
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Ronald C Eldridge, W Dana Flanders, Roberd M Bostick, Veronika Fedirko, Myron Gross, Bharat Thyagarajan, Michael Goodman
PURPOSE: Since oxidative stress involves a variety of cellular changes, no single biomarker can serve as a complete measure of this complex biological process. The analytic technique of structural equation modeling (SEM) provides a possible solution to this problem by modeling a latent (unobserved) variable constructed from the covariance of multiple biomarkers. METHODS: Using three pooled datasets, we modeled a latent oxidative stress variable from five biomarkers related to oxidative stress: F2-isoprostanes (FIP), fluorescent oxidation products, mitochondrial DNA copy number, γ-tocopherol (Gtoc), and C-reactive protein (CRP, an inflammation marker closely linked to oxidative stress)...
March 16, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
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