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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908805/understanding-patient-acceptance-of-risk-with-treatment-options-for-intermittent-claudication
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Abigail Hm Morbi, Sophie Coles, Mostafa Albayati, Ian M Nordon, Cliff Shearman
OBJECTIVES: Intermittent claudication has a major impact on the quality of life and functional ability of the patient. However, when treating these patients, management is largely influenced by vascular surgeons' perceptions of risk. There is little information available regarding the level of risk that patients perceive to be acceptable, when considering complications of treatment. This study investigates patients' acceptance of risk associated with current management options for intermittent claudication and explores factors associated with greater risk acceptance...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893420/prognostic-value-of-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-right-ventricular-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Mitsushige Murata, Toshimitsu Tsugu, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yugo Minakata, Jin Endo, Hikaru Tsuruta, Yuji Itabashi, Yuichiro Maekawa, Mitsuru Murata, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) function is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, it remains controversial which RV parameter should be measured as an appropriate index for the treatment of PAH. The aim of this study was to identify the most useful parameter that correlates with hemodynamics and predicts clinical outcomes in PAH. RESULTS: Most of the clinical and echocardiographic RV parameters were significantly correlated with pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) as well as mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP)...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887774/rationale-and-study-design-of-respite-an-open-label-phase-3b-study-of-riociguat-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-who-demonstrate-an-insufficient-response-to-treatment-with-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors
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Marius M Hoeper, James R Klinger, Raymond L Benza, Gerald Simonneau, David Langleben, Robert Naeije, Paul A Corris
Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) who do not have an adequate response to therapy with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) may have insufficient synthesis of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). These patients may respond to a direct soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator such as riociguat. RESPITE (NCT02007629) was an open-label, multicenter, uncontrolled, single-arm phase 3b study of riociguat in patients with PAH who demonstrated an insufficient response to treatment with PDE-5i...
November 5, 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876030/long-term-outcomes-following-lower-extremity-press-fit-bone-anchored-prosthesis-surgery-a-5-year-longitudinal-study-protocol
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Ruud A Leijendekkers, J Bart Staal, Gerben van Hinte, Jan Paul Frölke, Hendrik van de Meent, Femke Atsma, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Thomas J Hoogeboom
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower extremity amputation frequently suffer from socket-related problems. This seriously limits prosthesis use, level of activity and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). An additional problem in patients with lower extremity amputation are asymmetries in gait kinematics possibly accounting for back pain. Bone-anchored prostheses (BAPs) are a possible solution for socket-related problems. Knowledge concerning the level of function, activity and HRQoL after surgery is limited...
November 22, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872352/additional-functional-outcomes-after-endovascular-treatment-for-intermittent-claudication
#5
Anne Sofie F Larsen, Morten B Jacobsen, Jarlis Wesche, Nils Einar Kløw
BACKGROUND: Endovascular treatment (EVT) for intermittent claudication (IC) is performed in selected patients where conservative treatment and training fail. Treatment outcomes reported in vascular registries (survival, limb-survival, and re-intervention rate) are inadequate for low-risk patients with IC. Additional measurements of blood flow reduction and functional impairment clarify the indication for treatment and facilitate outcome evaluation. PURPOSE: To analyze the additional outcome information on peripheral arterial pressures and walking capacity obtained from a local registry of EVT...
November 21, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847716/effects-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-chronic-stroke-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-pilot-study
#6
Sung Jun Cho, Ja Ryung Yang, Hee Seung Yang, Hea-Eun Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on pain, function, and ultrasonographic features of chronic stroke patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A total of 18 chronic stroke patients (33 knee joints) with unilateral or bilateral knee OA (Kellgren-Lawrence grade ≥1) were enrolled in this study. The patients were randomly allocated to an experimental group receiving ESWT (n=9) or a control group receiving sham ESWT (n=9)...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834534/vestibular-balance-microvascular-and-white-matter-neuroimaging-characteristics-of-blast-injuries-and-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-four-case-reports
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Ramtilak Gattu, Faith W Akin, Anthony T Cacace, Courtney D Hall, Owen D Murnane, E Mark Haacke
BACKGROUND: Case reports are presented on four Veterans, aged 29-46 years, who complained of chronic dizziness and/or postural instability following blast exposures. Two of the four individuals were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury and three of the four were exposed to multiple blasts. Comprehensive vestibular, balance, gait, audiometry and neuroimaging procedures were used to characterize their injuries. CASE REPORT: Vestibular assessment included videonystagmography, rotary chair and cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829449/efficacy-of-brief-behavioral-counselling-by-allied-health-professionals-to-promote-physical-activity-in-people-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-bipp-study-protocol-for-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicola W Burton, Zanfina Ademi, Stuart Best, Maria A Fiatarone Singh, Jason S Jenkins, Kenny D Lawson, Anthony S Leicht, Yorgi Mavros, Yian Noble, Paul Norman, Richard Norman, Belinda J Parmenter, Jenna Pinchbeck, Christopher M Reid, Sophie E Rowbotham, Lisan Yip, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is recommended for people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and can improve walking capacity and quality of life; and reduce pain, requirement for surgery and cardiovascular events. This trial will assess the efficacy of a brief behavioral counselling intervention delivered by allied health professionals to improve physical activity in people with PAD. METHODS: This is a multi-center randomised controlled trial in four cities across Australia...
November 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822028/effect-of-endurance-versus-resistance-training-on-quadriceps-muscle-dysfunction-in-copd-a-pilot-study
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Ulrik Winning Iepsen, Gregers Druedal Wibe Munch, Mette Rugbjerg, Anders Rasmussen Rinnov, Morten Zacho, Stefan Peter Mortensen, Niels H Secher, Thomas Ringbaek, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Ylva Hellsten, Peter Lange, Pia Thaning
INTRODUCTION: Exercise is an important countermeasure to limb muscle dysfunction in COPD. The two major training modalities in COPD rehabilitation, endurance training (ET) and resistance training (RT), may both be efficient in improving muscle strength, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life, but the effects on quadriceps muscle characteristics have not been thoroughly described. METHODS: Thirty COPD patients (forced expiratory volume in 1 second: 56% of predicted, standard deviation [SD] 14) were randomized to 8 weeks of ET or RT...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810156/pulmonary-arterial-capacitance-index-is-a-strong-predictor-for-adverse-outcome-in-children-with-idiopathic-and-heritable-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Shinichi Takatsuki, Tomotaka Nakayama, Satoshi Ikehara, Hiroyuki Matsuura, David Dunbar Ivy, Tsutomu Saji
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical utility of pulmonary artery capacitance index (PACi) in the assessment of disease severity and prognostic value in children with idiopathic and heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). STUDY DESIGN: PACi is defined as the ratio of stroke volume index over pulmonary pulse pressure. A retrospective study was performed to compare PACi, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), 6-minute walk distance, New York Heart association (NYHA) functional class, and adverse outcomes (hospitalization due to heart failure, lung transplantation, and cardiac mortality) in 72 Japanese children (10 ± 3...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760869/aerobic-exercise-and-vascular-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Teresa Liu-Ambrose, John R Best, Jennifer C Davis, Janice J Eng, Philip E Lee, Claudia Jacova, Lara A Boyd, Penelope M Brasher, Michelle Munkacsy, Winnie Cheung, Ging-Yuek R Hsiung
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a progressive aerobic exercise training program on cognitive and everyday function among adults with mild subcortical ischemic vascular cognitive impairment (SIVCI). METHODS: This was a proof-of-concept single-blind randomized controlled trial comparing a 6-month, thrice-weekly, progressive aerobic exercise training program (AT) with usual care plus education on cognitive and everyday function with a follow-up assessment 6 months after the formal cessation of aerobic exercise training...
November 15, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760274/effectiveness-of-a-medical-vs-revascularization-intervention-for-intermittent-leg-claudication-based-on-patient-reported-outcomes
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Emily B Devine, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, N David Yanez, Todd C Edwards, Donald L Patrick, Cheryl A L Armstrong, Allison Devlin, Rebecca G Symons, Mark H Meissner, Ellen L T Derrick, Danielle C Lavallee, Larry G Kessler, David R Flum
Importance: Intermittent claudication (IC) is the most common presentation of infrainguinal peripheral artery disease. Both medical and revascularization interventions for IC aim to increase walking comfort and distance, but there is inconclusive evidence of the comparative benefit of revascularization given the possible risk of limb loss. Objective: To compare the effectiveness of a medical (walking program, smoking cessation counseling, and medications) vs revascularization (endovascular or surgical) intervention for IC in the community, focusing on outcomes of greatest importance to patients...
October 19, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758995/pulmonary-stenting-for-the-treatment-of-sarcoid-induced-pulmonary-vascular-stenosis
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Jose F Condado, Vasilis Babaliaros, Travis S Henry, Brian Kaebnick, Dennis Kim, Gerald W Staton
BACKGROUND: The best treatment of patients with external pulmonary vascular compression due to advanced sarcoidosis is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To report a single-center experience of percutaneous treatment for pulmonary vascular stenosis caused by external compression due to advanced sarcoidosis. METHODS: We report a case series of 5 patients with biopsy confirmed advanced sarcoidosis, seen at our academic institution with worsening dyspnea despite increase of immunosuppressive therapy...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753997/ed-07-2-to-lift-walk-or-run-what-is-the-optimal-mode-of-exercise-to-reduce-hypertension-and-prevent-cardiovascular-disease
#14
Peter Kokkinos
A plethora of evidence exists supporting that structured aerobic exercise or activities that increase cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) lower resting blood pressure (BP) in patients with hypertension (HTN). Relatively few studies have assessed the effects of anaerobic or resistance exercise on BP. Thus, its role in managing HTN is not defined. Also, possible risks related with exercise in hypertensive patients have not been adequately addressed.In addition to lowering BP, CRF attenuates the incidence of HTN. A substantial part of the age-related progression to HTN is not an inevitable outcome of aging as once thought, but a consequence of lifestyle characterized by high-fat/salt diets and physical inactivity...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753979/os-12-06-effect-of-long-term-iloprost-treatment-on-the-right-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-eisenmenger-syndrome
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Kyoung Im Cho, Min Gu Chon
OBJECTIVE: Inhaled ilroprost can improve clinical status and symptoms in Eisenmenger syndrome (ES). Right ventricular (RV) function is important prognostic factor of pulmonary arterial hypertension. But there has been insufficient data in echocardiographic parameters related to RV function after long term iloprost therapy. So we evaluated effect of long term iloprost treatment on RV function and other parameters measured by echocardiography in this study. DESIGN AND METHOD: Eleven consecutive patients with ES associated with congenital heart disease underwent echocardiographic measurements at baseline and 48 weeks after iloprost therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735916/-role-of-vascular-remodeling-markers-in-the-development-of-osteoporosis-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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V A Nevzorova, E A Kochetkova, L G Ugai, Yu V Maistrovskaya, E A Khludeeva
AIM: To define the role of circulating biomarkers for the metabolism of collagen and intercellular substance and vascular remodeling in the development of osteoporosis (OP) in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Functional hemodynamic parameters, bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine and femoral neck and the serum levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), MMP-9/TIMP-1 complex, C-terminal telopeptide of collagen type 1 (CITP), and endothelin-1 (ET-1) were determined in 27 high-risk IPAH patients and 30 healthy volunteers...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734214/association-between-gdf-15-levels-and-changes-in-vascular-and-physical-function-in-older-patients-with-hypertension
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Maryam Barma, Faisel Khan, Rosemary J G Price, Peter T Donnan, C Martina Messow, Ian Ford, Alex McConnachie, Allan D Struthers, Marion E T McMurdo, Miles D Witham
BACKGROUND: Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) may be a biomarker of disease, protective response and/or prognosis, in older people with hypertension. AIMS: To correlate baseline GDF-15 levels with physical and vascular health data in this population. METHODS: Baseline blood samples were analysed using a GDF-15 ELISA assay kit. Correlations with baseline and 12-month outcome data, including measures of physical and vascular function, were performed...
October 12, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680608/comparison-of-the-effects-of-prp-and-hyaluronic-acid-in-promoting-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-an-experimental-study-with-vascular-conduit-model-in-rats
#18
Cemal Firat, Ahmet Hamdi Aytekin, Mehmet Akif Durak, Yilmaz Geyik, Serkan Erbatur, Metin Dogan, Omer Elmas, Adile Ferda Dagli, Hamit Celik
AIM: Peripheral nerve defects generally occur due to mechanical, chemical, thermal and pathologic causes and the reconstruction is still a challenging problem. In the present study, we aimed to compare the effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP) that has high levels of growth factors and hyaluronic acid (HA) that is known to have positive effects on nerve regeneration by decreasing scar formation in a rat model where they were injected through allogeneic aorta graft in peripheral nerve defects using histopathologic and functional methods...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676884/improvement-of-walking-abilities-in-femoral-amputees-with-a-distal-weight-bearing-implant
#19
Lluis Guirao Cano
OBJECTIVE: Following a transfemoral (TF) amputation, the ability to walk with a prosthesis is the main objective of rehabilitation. The achieved speed of walking is considered a determining factor in the amputee's perception of quality of life. This experimental before-after study evaluates the walking abilities and improvement of important parameters such as gait, walking speed, pain and hours of prosthesis use in transfemoral amputees after placing a novel femoral implant that permits distal weight bearing of the residuum within a socket, adapted for distal load bearing...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676838/assessment-of-therapeutic-education-in-135-lower-limb-amputees
#20
Chloé Blum, Solange Ehrler, Marie-Eve Isner
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic patient education (TPE) is a continuous process for chronic disease. TPE enables patients to improve and acquire the skills that are necessary for self-care and self-management. We wanted to determine the place of self-care in patients following lower limb amputation by evaluating prosthetic and limb management and prosthesis use. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: To this aim, we involved 135 trans-tibial amputees between May 2011 and December 2013 who were fitted with contact silicone socket prosthesis with distal lock...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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