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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814949/physicians-views-on-the-role-of-smoking-in-smoking-related-diseases-findings-from-cross-sectional-studies-from-1982-2014-in-estonia
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Kersti Pärna, Mariliis Põld, Inge Ringmets
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have shown that physicians who smoke underestimate the effects of smoking on health and this influences their practice. This study was designed to investigate the views of Estonian physicians on the role of smoking in smoking-related diseases. METHODS: Cross-sectional postal surveys were sent to all practising physicians in Estonia in 1982, 2002 and 2014 providing data from 3504, 2694, and 2865 physicians respectively. Data analysis involved calculation of the prevalence of smoking with 95% confidence intervals and calculation of the prevalence of agreement with a causal role of smoking in ischaemic heart disease (IHD), lung cancer and chronic bronchitis...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810469/psychological-factors-and-self-rated-health-an-observative-study-on-cardiological-patients
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Claudia Chiavarino, Chiara Poggio, Franco Rusconi, Anna Angela Rachele Beretta, Stefano Aglieri
This study investigated the association of illness representations, awareness of bodily states and health complaints to self-rated health in N = 150 consecutive patients with heart disease (ischaemic disease, heart failure and heart valve disease) and explored differences between 'health optimist' and 'health pessimist' patients. After controlling for medical variables, health complaints accounted for 14.2 per cent of patients' self-rated health, and illness representations contributed for another 16...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808790/health-risks-in-the-cleaning-industry-a-belgian-census-linked-mortality-study-1991-2011
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Laura Van den Borre, Patrick Deboosere
PURPOSE: Cleaning work has been associated with a wide range of occupational health hazards. However, little is known about mortality risks in the cleaning industry. This study examines differences in cause-specific mortality between cleaners, manual and non-manual workers. METHODS: Using exhaustive census-linked mortality data, the total Belgian working population aged 30-60 was selected from the 1991 census. Analyses were based on 202,339 male and 58,592 female deaths between 1 March 1991 and 31 December 2011...
August 14, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804861/trends-and-socioeconomic-inequalities-in-amenable-mortality-in-switzerland-with-international-comparisons
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Anita Feller, Kurt Schmidlin, Kerri M Clough-Gorr
BACKGROUND: Amenable mortality is a composite measure of deaths from conditions that might be avoided by timely and effective healthcare. It was developed as an indicator to study health care quality. METHODS: We calculated mortality rates for the population aged 0-74 years for the time-period 1996-2010 and the following groups of causes of death: amenable conditions, ischaemic heart diseases (IHD, defined as partly amenable) and remaining conditions. We compared the Swiss results with those published for 16 other high-income countries...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802808/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-direct-current-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Giuseppe Femia, Taufik Fetahovic, Pratap Shetty, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: For some patients with atrial fibrillation, direct current cardioversion (DCCV) is one strategy that can be used to establish sinus rhythm but appropriate anticoagulation is mandatory to prevent thromboembolic events. Historically, patients were anticoagulated with warfarin with bridging with unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin, however, recently novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban have become more popular. Despite the increase in use, real world data on safety and efficacy is limited...
July 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800758/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-determination-of-cause-of-deaths-in-malaysia-2013
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Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi, Mohamad Anuar Mohamad Fuad, Chandrika Jeevananthan, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Malaysia occur outside a health facility, are not attended by medical personnel, and are given a lay opinion as to the cause of death, leading to poor quality of data from vital registration. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a very useful tool in diagnosing broad causes of deaths for events that occur outside health facilities...
August 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800035/the-anti-malarial-drug-artesunate-attenuates-cardiac-injury-in-a-rodent-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Areeg I Khan, Amar Kapoor, Jianmin Che, Lukas Martin, Mara Rogazzo, Thomas Mercier, Laurent Decosterd, Massimo Collino, Christoph Thiemermann
Ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Artesunate is the WHO-recommended drug of choice for complicated malaria (with organ failure). The administration of high doses of artesunate is safe in healthy volunteers (up to 8 mg/kg i.v) and patients with severe malaria (2.4 mg/kg i.v). We investigated the effects of artesunate (1 mg/kg) or its active metabolite dihydroartemisinin (DHA; 0.1 mg/kg) in a model of transient myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) and evaluated the mechanism of action of the observed cardioprotective effects of artesunate and DHA...
August 9, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799460/economic-and-social-impact-of-increased-cardiac-rehabilitation-uptake-and-cardiac-telerehabilitation-in-belgium-a-cost-benefit-analysis
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Ines Frederix, Dominique Vandijck, Niel Hens, Johan De Sutter, Paul Dendale
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation for ischaemic heart disease effectively reduces cardiovascular readmission rate and mortality. Current uptake rates however, remain low. This study assesses the social and economic impact of increasing centre-based cardiac rehabilitation uptake and the additional value of cardiac telerehabilitation using cost-benefit analysis (CBA) in Belgium. METHODS: Cost-benefit analysis was conducted to analyse three scenarios: (1) current situation: 20% uptake rate of cardiac rehabilitation; (2) alternative scenario one: 40% uptake rate of cardiac rehabilitation; and (3) alternative scenario two: 20% uptake of cardiac rehabilitation and 20% uptake of both cardiac rehabilitation and telerehabilitation...
August 11, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797662/amputation-rates-mortality-and-pre-operative-comorbidities-in-patients-revascularised-for-intermittent-claudication-or-critical-limb-ischaemia-a-population-based-study
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E Baubeta Fridh, M Andersson, M Thuresson, B Sigvant, B Kragsterman, S Johansson, P Hasvold, M Falkenberg, J Nordanstig
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this population based study were to describe mid- to long-term amputation risk, cumulative incidence of death or amputation, and differences in pre-operative comorbidities in patients revascularised for lower limb peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: This was an observational cohort study. Data from the Swedish National Quality Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) were combined with mandatory national health care registries and patient medical records...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795285/polypharmacy-and-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-emergency-department-patients-in-the-caribbean
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Darren Dookeeram, Satesh Bidaisee, Joanne F Paul, Paula Nunes, Paula Robertson, Vidya Ramcharitar Maharaj, Ian Sammy
Background Potential Drug-Drug Interactions (DDI) account for many emergency department visits. Polypharmacy, as well as herbal, over-the-counter (OTC) and combination medication may compound this, but these problems are not well researched in low-and-middle-income countries. Objective To compare the incidence of drug-drug interactions and polypharmacy in older and younger patients attending the Emergency Department (ED). Setting The adult ED of a tertiary teaching hospital in Trinidad. Methods A 4 month cross sectional study was conducted, comparing potential DDI in older and younger patients discharged from the ED, as defined using Micromedex 2...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781064/cardiovascular-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-following-initiation-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-versus-other-glucose-lowering-drugs-cvd-real-nordic-a-multinational-observational-analysis
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Kåre I Birkeland, Marit E Jørgensen, Bendix Carstensen, Frederik Persson, Hanne L Gulseth, Marcus Thuresson, Peter Fenici, David Nathanson, Thomas Nyström, Jan W Eriksson, Johan Bodegård, Anna Norhammar
BACKGROUND: In patients with type 2 diabetes and a high cardiovascular risk profile, the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors empagliflozin and canagliflozin have been shown to lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Using real-world data from clinical practice, we aimed to compare cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in new users of SGLT2 inhibitors versus new users of other glucose-lowering drugs, in a population with a broad cardiovascular risk profile. METHODS: CVD-REAL Nordic was an observational analysis of individual patient-level data from the Prescribed Drug Registers, Cause of Death Registers, and National Patient Registers in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden...
August 3, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774463/clinical-trials-a-pending-subject
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B Gil-Extremera, P Jiménez-López, J D Mediavilla-García
Clinical trials are essential tools for the progress of clinical medicine in its diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. Since the first trial in 1948, which related tobacco use with lung cancer, there have been more than 150,000 clinical trials to date in various areas (paediatrics, cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, etc.). This article highlights the importance for all physicians to participate, over the course of their professional career, in a clinical trial, due to the inherent benefits for patients, the progress of medicine and for curricular prestige...
July 31, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770888/spectrum-of-interstitial-lung-disease-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi
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Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi, Maryam Hassan, Talha Shahzad, Sajjad Sarwar, Aamir Abbas, Huzaifa Ahmad, Muhammad Irfan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features and patterns of interstitial lung disease. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients diagnosed with interstitial lung disease from January 2005 to December 2015. All patients aged 16 years and above diagnosed with interstitial lung disease on the basis of clinical features, radiological features on high-resolution computed tomography of the chest, and lung biopsies were included...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770324/impact-of-metformin-on-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Simon J Griffin, James K Leaver, Greg J Irving
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Metformin is the most-prescribed oral medication to lower blood glucose worldwide. Yet previous systematic reviews have raised doubts about its effectiveness in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, the most costly complication of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to systematically identify and pool randomised trials reporting cardiovascular outcomes in which the effect of metformin was 'isolated' through comparison to diet, lifestyle or placebo. METHODS: We performed an electronic literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759087/saliva-serum-ghrelin-obestatin-and-homocysteine-levels-in-patients-with-ischaemic-heart-disease
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Nermin Kilic, Necati Dagli, Suleyman Aydin, Fazilet Erman, Yuksel Bek, Okhan Akin, S S Kilic, Haci Kemal Erdemli, Hasan Alacam
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare ghrelin, obestatin, homocysteine (Hcy), vitamin B12 and folate levels in the serum and saliva of ischaemic heart disease patients. METHODS: Serum and saliva were collected from 33 ischaemic heart disease (IHD) patients and 28 age- and body mass index-matched healthy individuals. Levels of acylated and desacylated ghrelin, obestatin and Hcy were determined using the ELISA method. RESULTS: Acylated ghrelin, desacylated ghrelin and obestatin levels in the saliva were found to be higher than those in the serum of the control group, while acylated and desacylated ghrelin levels in the saliva were significantly lower than those in the serum...
May 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755826/persistent-troponin-elevation-in-a-patient-without-evidence-of-ischaemic-heart-disease
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Rocío Cabra Rodríguez, Ignacio Vázquez Rico, Guillermo Isasti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754427/abnormally-high-ankle-brachial-index-is-associated-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-the-regicor-study
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A Velescu, A Clara, R Martí, R Ramos, S Perez-Fernandez, L Marcos, M Grau, I R Degano, J Marrugat, R Elosua
INTRODUCTION: The clinical significance of a high ankle brachial index (ABI) and its relationship to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality is controversial. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between abnormally high ABI ≥ 1.4 and coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease, and all-cause mortality in a Mediterranean population without CVD. METHODS: A prospective population based cohort study of 6352 subjects was followed up for a median 6...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752890/primary-care-in-the-prevention-treatment-and-control-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Dike B Ojji, Kim Lamont, Olubunmi I Ojji, Bibiana Nonye Egenti, Karen Sliwa
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the frontrunner in the disease spectrum of sub-Saharan Africa, with stroke and ischaemic heart disease ranked seventh and 14th as leading causes of death, respectively, on this sub-continent. Unfortunately, this region is also grappling with many communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders. Limited resources and the high cost of CVD treatment necessitate that primary prevention should have a high priority for CVD control in sub-Saharan Africa. One major challenge of such an approach is how to equip primary care to respond promptly and effectively to this burden...
July 28, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744974/obestatin-regulates-cardiovascular-function-and-promotes-cardioprotection-through-the-nitric-oxide-pathway
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Claudia Penna, Francesca Tullio, Saveria Femminò, Carmine Rocca, Tommaso Angelone, Maria C Cerra, Maria Pia Gallo, Iacopo Gesmundo, Alessandro Fanciulli, Maria Felice Brizzi, Pasquale Pagliaro, Giuseppe Alloatti, Riccarda Granata
Patients with ischaemic heart disease or chronic heart failure show altered levels of obestatin, suggesting a role for this peptide in human heart function. We have previously demonstrated that GH secretagogues and the ghrelin gene-derived peptides, including obestatin, exert cardiovascular effects by modulating cardiac inotropism and vascular tone, and reducing cell death and contractile dysfunction in hearts subjected to ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R), through the Akt/nitric oxide (NO) pathway. However, the mechanisms underlying the cardiac actions of obestatin remain largely unknown...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741629/low-intensity-shockwave-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-is-the-evidence-strong-enough
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REVIEW
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects ∼30% of all men above the age of 40 years and its prevalence steadily increases with age. Current nonsurgical treatment options, including phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5I), provide temporary relief but have failed to provide a permanent improvement of the condition. Low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) is noninvasive and uses acoustic waves, which can pass through tissue and be focussed to target specific areas or organs to induce the desired effects...
July 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
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