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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931279/mp-azeflu-provides-rapid-and-effective-allergic-rhinitis-control-in-real-life-a-pan-european-study
#1
Ludger Klimek, Claus Bachert, Par Stjrne, Ralph Dollner, Petter Larsen, Peter Haahr, Ioana Agache, Glenis Scadding, David Price
BACKGROUND: The European Union has prioritized allergic rhinitis (AR) control. Contre les Maladies Chronique pour un Vieillissement Actif Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma has endorsed the visual analog scale (VAS) as the AR control language and incorporated it into a new AR treatment algorithm. Concurrently, the Respiratory Effectiveness Group and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology are striving to improve the quality of published real-life AR research. Our aim was to assess the effectiveness of MP-AzeFlu by using a VAS in a well-designed, real-life, pan-European study...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917651/the-correlation-between-lymphocyte-monocyte-ratio-and-coronary-collateral-circulation-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-patients
#2
Alparslan Kurtul, Mustafa Duran
AIM: Coronary collateral circulation (CCC) has an important impact on cardiovascular prognosis and well-developed CCC is associated with better clinical outcomes. We investigated whether lymphocyte/monocyte ratio (LMR) has an association with CCC in patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD). METHODS: The study population consisted of 245 patients with SCAD. Patients were classified into a poor CCC group (Rentrop grades 0/1, n = 87), or good CCC group (Rentrop grades 2/3, n = 158)...
December 5, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914280/trace-isotope-analysis-of-ricinus-communis-seed-core-for-provenance-determination-by-laser-ablation-icp-ms
#3
Christina K Bagas, Rachel L Scadding, Cameron J Scadding, R John Watling, Warren Roberts, Simon P B Ovenden
The castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, grows wild throughout many regions of Australia. The seeds of the plant contain the schedule 1 chemical agent ricin, a type II ribosomal inhibiting protein. Currently there are limited analytical techniques that can be applied in analysis of the seeds to establish attribution. In this study, laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was used for the analysis of seeds collected from 68 plants across 38 locations around Australia. Of the 92 elemental isotopes measured, fifteen ((24)Mg, (27)Al, (44)Ca, (53)Cr, (55)Mn, (57)Fe, (60)Ni, (65)Cu, (66)Zn, (75)As, (85)Rb, (88)Sr, (98)Mo, (138)Ba and (202)Hg) yielded data that were relevant to all collection sites...
November 25, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895895/allergy-immunotherapy-across-the-life-cycle-to-promote-active-and-healthy-ageing-from-research-to-policies-an-airways-integrated-care-pathways-icps-programme-item-action-plan-b3-of-the-european-innovation-partnership-on-active-and-healthy-ageing-and-the-global
#4
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M A Calderon, P Demoly, T Casale, C A Akdis, C Bachert, M Bewick, B M Bilò, B Bohle, S Bonini, A Bush, D P Caimmi, G W Canonica, V Cardona, A M Chiriac, L Cox, A Custovic, F De Blay, P Devillier, A Didier, G Di Lorenzo, G Du Toit, S R Durham, P Eng, A Fiocchi, A T Fox, R Gerth van Wijk, R M Gomez, T Haathela, S Halken, P W Hellings, L Jacobsen, J Just, L K Tanno, J Kleine-Tebbe, L Klimek, E F Knol, P Kuna, D E Larenas-Linnemann, A Linneberg, M Matricardi, H J Malling, R Moesges, J Mullol, A Muraro, N Papadopoulos, G Passalacqua, E Pastorello, O Pfaar, D Price, P Rodriguez Del Rio, R Ruëff, B Samolinski, G K Scadding, G Senti, M H Shamji, A Sheikh, J C Sisul, D Sole, G J Sturm, A Tabar, R Van Ree, M T Ventura, C Vidal, E M Varga, M Worm, T Zuberbier, J Bousquet
Allergic diseases often occur early in life and persist throughout life. This life-course perspective should be considered in allergen immunotherapy. In particular it is essential to understand whether this al treatment may be used in old age adults. The current paper was developed by a working group of AIRWAYS integrated care pathways for airways diseases, the model of chronic respiratory diseases of the European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy ageing (DG CONNECT and DG Santé). It considered (1) the political background, (2) the rationale for allergen immunotherapy across the life cycle, (3) the unmet needs for the treatment, in particular in preschool children and old age adults, (4) the strategic framework and the practical approach to synergize current initiatives in allergen immunotherapy, its mechanisms and the concept of active and healthy ageing...
2016: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855289/potential-contribution-of-the-hepcidin-macrophage-axis-to-plaque-vulnerability-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-human
#5
Masahiro Sasai, Yoshitaka Iso, Takuya Mizukami, Naohisa Tomosugi, Takeyuki Sambe, Akira Miyazaki, Hiroshi Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Hepcidin-25 serves as a key peptide in the regulation of iron homeostasis and inflammation. It remains unknown whether hepcidin-25 plays an adverse role in atherosclerotic diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hepcidin-25 is involved in the pathophysiology of coronary plaque vulnerability. METHODS AND RESULTS: Serum hepcidin-25 levels were quantitatively determined by the LC-MS/MS assay system. Peripheral blood was collected from patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI, n=33) and patients with stable angina pectoris (sCAD, n=19)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843486/efficient-regularized-regression-with-l0-penalty-for-variable-selection-and-network-construction
#6
Zhenqiu Liu, Gang Li
Variable selections for regression with high-dimensional big data have found many applications in bioinformatics and computational biology. One appealing approach is the L0 regularized regression which penalizes the number of nonzero features in the model directly. However, it is well known that L0 optimization is NP-hard and computationally challenging. In this paper, we propose efficient EM (L0EM) and dual L0EM (DL0EM) algorithms that directly approximate the L0 optimization problem. While L0EM is efficient with large sample size, DL0EM is efficient with high-dimensional (n ≪ m) data...
2016: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823678/-recent-insights-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-scad-from-diagnosis-suspicion-to-long-term-outcomes
#7
G Malclès, G Souteyrand, P Motreff
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a poorly understood and under-diagnosed entity of acute coronary syndrome, affecting predominantly young women. Relatively large series have been published in the past five years highlighting this condition, once believed to be rare. Indeed, the pathophysiology, natural history, clinical presentation, patient profile, diagnostic modalities, management and outcomes of SCAD are becoming better understood. The aim of our review is to provide a brief "state of the art" of SCAD in 2016 to help the clinician in the management of this challenging condition...
November 4, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815939/endothelial-lipase-plasma-levels-are-increased-in-both-sexes-in-stable-coronary-artery-disease-and-only-in-women-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-but-not-associated-with-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease
#8
Matias Trbušić, Ines Potočnjak, Beate Tiran, Tomislava Bodrožić-Džakić, Milan Milošević, Vesna Degoricija, Saša Frank
AIM: To investigate whether endothelial lipase (EL) plasma levels are increased in stable coronary artery disease (sCAD) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients, as well as to test the association of EL plasma levels and the severity of CAD and sex. METHODS: The study was performed as a single-center, cross-sectional, observational research on 72 sCAD and 187 ACS patients in the Sisters of Charity University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia, between December 1, 2011 and December 1, 2012...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777642/risk-and-safety-requirements-for-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-in-allergology-world-allergy-organization-statement
#9
Marek L Kowalski, Ignacio Ansotegui, Werner Aberer, Mona Al-Ahmad, Mubeccel Akdis, Barbara K Ballmer-Weber, Kirsten Beyer, Miguel Blanca, Simon Brown, Chaweewan Bunnag, Arnaldo Capriles Hulett, Mariana Castells, Hiok Hee Chng, Frederic De Blay, Motohiro Ebisawa, Stanley Fineman, David B K Golden, Tari Haahtela, Michael Kaliner, Connie Katelaris, Bee Wah Lee, Joanna Makowska, Ulrich Muller, Joaquim Mullol, John Oppenheimer, Hae-Sim Park, James Parkerson, Giovanni Passalacqua, Ruby Pawankar, Harald Renz, Franziska Rueff, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Joaquin Sastre, Glenis Scadding, Scott Sicherer, Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, James Tracy, Vera van Kempen, Barbara Bohle, G Walter Canonica, Luis Caraballo, Maximiliano Gomez, Komei Ito, Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Mark Larche, Giovanni Melioli, Lars K Poulsen, Rudolf Valenta, Torsten Zuberbier
One of the major concerns in the practice of allergy is related to the safety of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. Management (diagnosis and treatment) of hypersensitivity disorders involves often intentional exposure to potentially allergenic substances (during skin testing), deliberate induction in the office of allergic symptoms to offending compounds (provocation tests) or intentional application of potentially dangerous substances (allergy vaccine) to sensitized patients. These situations may be associated with a significant risk of unwanted, excessive or even dangerous reactions, which in many instances cannot be completely avoided...
2016: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754037/os-13-03-high-upstroke-time-of-arterial-pulse-wave-is-an-independent-predictor-for-the-presence-of-coronary-artery-disease
#10
Toshihiro Shoji, Sho Okada, Yuji Ohno, Atsushi Nakagomi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yosihio Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: Pulse wave velocity is a non-invasive method that is useful not only for estimating arterial stiffness but also screening cardiovascular events in the general population. Upstroke time (UT) and % mean artery pressure (% MAP) are novel, adjunctive indices for arterial stiffness that are derived from morphology analysis of the pulse wave during brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurement. Several studies have shown the association between UT and coronary artery calcification score as assessed by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731528/characteristics-of-sarcoidosis-in-maori-and-pacific-islanders
#11
Margaret L Wilsher, Lisa M Young, Raewyn Hopkins, Megan Cornere
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ethnicity is strongly associated with variable clinical presentation in sarcoidosis but the association between ethnicity and clinical characteristics has not previously been described in patients of Polynesian ancestry, Maori and Pacific Islander (PI). The objective of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of sarcoidosis in Maori and PI patients and determine if those were different to European patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of the medical records of 406 patients (69 Maori/PI) attending a specialist interstitial lung disease (ILD) clinic...
October 12, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729666/-peripartum-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-case-report
#12
Giovanni Teruzzi, Giuseppe Calligaris, Paolo Ravagnani, Daniela Trabattoni, Luca Grancini, Giovanni Monizzi, Alessandro Lualdi, Antonio L Bartorelli
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) accounts approximately for 0.2% of cases of acute coronary syndrome. It is defined "spontaneous" in absence of any coronary wall damage. This disease affects primarily young women in good health, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, especially during the postpartum period. Since the clinical presentation varies widely from no symptoms to typical angina and sudden cardiac death, SCAD incidence is underestimated.A 40-year-old woman, in the 8th week after delivery, was admitted to our emergency department because of acute chest pain, and a diagnosis of inferior and posterior non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction was made...
October 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727035/emergency-department-presentation-of-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
#13
Rachel A Lindor, Marysia S Tweet, Kiran A Goyal, Christine M Lohse, Rajiv Gulati, Sharonne N Hayes, Annie T Sadosty
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequently recognized but potentially fatal cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that disproportionately affects women. Little is currently known about how patients with SCAD initially present. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) with symptoms of SCAD to improve providers' awareness and recognition of this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective medical record review of all patients who presented to the ED of a single academic medical center from January 1, 2002 through October 31, 2015 and were subsequently diagnosed with SCAD by angiography...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717579/ivus-and-oct-guided-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-with-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds
#14
Muhammad Muzaffar Mahmood, David Austin
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon but important cause of acute coronary syndrome. The diagnosis of SCAD by an angiogram alone can be challenging and the increasing use of intracoronary imaging has proven an invaluable diagnostic adjunct in this regard. The appropriate initial management of SCAD has been a matter of significant debate. Owing to frequent spontaneous healing of coronary dissection and a higher risk of complications with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the setting of SCAD, a default approach of mechanical revascularization is not recommended...
September 18, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688648/segmental-colitis-associated-diverticulosis-syndrome
#15
EDITORIAL
Hugh J Freeman
Segmental colitis associated diverticulosis (SCAD) has become increasingly appreciated as a form of inflammatory disease of the colon. Several features suggest that SCAD is a distinct disorder. SCAD tends to develop almost exclusively in older adults, predominately, but not exclusively, males. The inflammatory process occurs mainly in the sigmoid colon, and usually remains localized to this region of the colon alone. SCAD most often presents with rectal bleeding and subsequent endoscopic visualization reveals a well localized process with non-specific histopathologic inflammatory changes...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650214/causes-of-hospitalisation-and-prognosis-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases-secular-trends-2006-2014-silesian-cardiovascular-silcard-database-covering-a-population-of-4-6-million-subjects
#16
Mariusz Gąsior, Damian Pres, Wojciech Wojakowski, Paweł Buszman, Zbigniew Kalarus, Michał Hawranek, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Lekston, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Marian Zembala, Lech Poloński, Michał Tendera
INTRODUCTION    Despite the progress that occurred in cardiology in the recent years, cardiovascular (CV) diseases still remain the main cause of death in European countries. The knowledge concerning the structure of hospital admissions for CV  diseases and clinical outcomes is fragmentary. OBJECTIVES    To analyse the characteristics and outcome of patients hospitalised with a CV diagnosis between 2006 and 2014, included in the Silesian Cardiovascular Database (SILCARD). PATIENTS AND METHODS    SILCARD is based on the data from the Regional Department of National Health Fund...
September 20, 2016: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642955/os-13-03-high-upstroke-time-of-arterial-pulse-wave-is-an-independent-predictor-for-the-presence-of-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Toshihiro Shoji, Sho Okada, Yuji Ohno, Atsushi Nakagomi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Yosihio Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: Pulse wave velocity is a non-invasive method that is useful not only for estimating arterial stiffness but also screening cardiovascular events in the general population. Upstroke time (UT) and % mean artery pressure (% MAP) are novel, adjunctive indices for arterial stiffness that are derived from morphology analysis of the pulse wave during brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) measurement. Several studies have shown the association between UT and coronary artery calcification score as assessed by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628038/qing-xin-jie-yu-granules-in-addition-to-conventional-treatment-for-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-quest-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Shengyao Li, Ming Guo, Huimin Mao, Zhuye Gao, Hao Xu, Dazhuo Shi
BACKGROUND: Recurrent cardiovascular event remains high in stable coronary artery disease (SCAD), especially in patients with multiple risk factors, despite a high rate of use conventional treatment. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a promising complementary and alternative medicine for treating SCAD, while evidence for its effect on long-term survival is limited. This study was designed to test if Chinese herbal medicine in addition to conventional treatment is more effective than conventional treatment alone in reducing major adverse cardiac event (MACE) for SCAD patients with multiple risk factors during a 1-year follow-up...
September 15, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622359/how-to-differentiate-segmental-colitis-associated-with-diverticulosis-and-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
#19
Claudio Cassieri, Giovanni Brandimarte, Walter Elisei, Giuseppina P Lecca, Elisabetta Goni, Antonio Penna, Marcello Picchio, Antonio Tursi
The segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis," better known by its acronym "SCAD," is a chronic inflammatory process localized in the colonic area presenting diverticulosis, and therefore mainly in the sigmoid colon. By definition, both the rectum and the right colon are spared from any inflammation both endoscopically and from a histologic point of view. Recent data have hypothesized that SCAD may be an independent clinical entity within the inflammatory bowel disease set of diseases. Compared with inflammatory bowel disease, SCAD seems to have a more benign outcome, with low rate of complications...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621835/outcomes-of-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
#20
Lucy McGrath-Cadell, Pamela McKenzie, Sam Emmanuel, David W M Muller, Robert M Graham, Cameron J Holloway
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon but serious condition presenting as an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cardiac arrest. The pathophysiology and outcomes are poorly understood. We investigated the characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting with SCAD. METHODS: In a retrospective study of a large cohort of patients with SCAD, data were collected regarding clinical presentation, patient characteristics, vascular screening, coronary artery involvement and clinical outcomes...
2016: Open Heart
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