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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534866/-a-comparison-of-methods-for-modeling-factors-associated-with-hospital-admissions-in-incident-cases-of-heart-failure
#1
Francisco Javier Prado-Galbarro, Isabel Del-Cura-González, Sofía Garrido-Elustondo, Ana Estela Gamiño-Arroyo, Carlos Sánchez-Piedra, Antonio Sarriá Santamera
OBJECTIVE: Heart failure (HF) is an important public health problem due to its increasing prevalence, and the decompensation associated with hospital admission represents an increased risk of death. The objective of this study was to compare several methods to model the variable hospitalizations and to determine the effect of factors associated with hospital admissions in incident cases of HF. METHODS: Study of a retrospective cohort of patients with information extracted from electronic medical records of PC was performed...
May 24, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534271/optic-disc-granuloma-with-epididymitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#2
Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Sowkath Ali, Jyotirmay Biswas
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis and tuberculosis (TB) share epidemiological, immunological, and molecular features common to both, and often, it becomes difficult to differentiate them especially in a highly TB-endemic country like India. We report a case of optic disc granuloma along with epididymitis and infertility in a male who showed a response to treatment with anti-tuberculosis therapy and steroids. RESULTS: A 35-year-old Indian male who presented with complaints of blurring vision in the right eye for 6 months and treated elsewhere with two intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF was found to have optic disc granuloma in the right eye...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534147/hypothyroidism-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-a-sign-of-worse-prognosis
#3
N Sforza, J Rosenfarb, R Rujelman, M Rosmarin, E Blanc, C Frigerio, P Fossati, D Caruso, C Faingold, T Meroño, G Brenta
PURPOSE: Overt hypothyroidism has adverse clinical consequences and might worsen prognosis in critically ill elderly patients. However, the difficult interpretation of thyroid function tests (TFT) due to non-thyroidal illness (NTI) has led to discouragement of screening for thyroid dysfunction. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of TFT compatible with hypothyroidism and to study its influence on mortality among hospitalized elderly patients. METHODS: In this prospective study we consecutively included all patients ≥60 years admitted by the Internal Medicine Department to the hospital ward (n = 451) of the Cesar Milstein Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531801/ace-2-ang1-7-mas-cascade-mediates-ace-inhibitor-captopril-protective-effects-in-estrogen-deficient-osteoporotic-rats
#4
Hatem M Abuohashish, Mohammed M Ahmed, Dina Sabry, Mahmoud M Khattab, Salim S Al-Rejaie
The local role of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) was documented recently beside its conventional systemic functions. Studies showed that the effector angiotensin II (AngII) alters bone health, while inhibition of the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE-1) preserved these effects. The newly identified Ang1-7 exerts numerous beneficial effects opposing the AngII. Thus, the current study examines the role of Ang1-7 in mediating the osteo-preservative effects of ACEI (captopril) through the G-protein coupled Mas receptor using an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model of osteoporosis...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531772/diet-induced-weight-loss-and-markers-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-inflammation-in-treated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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K A Berk, T P Oudshoorn, A J M Verhoeven, M T Mulder, A J M Roks, W A Dik, R Timman, E J G Sijbrands
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Overweight and obesity increase cardiovascular mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). In a recent trial, however, diet-induced weight loss did not reduce the cardiovascular risk of patients with T2D, possibly due to the parallel intensive medical treatment. We investigated the effect of diet-induced weight loss on cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese patients with T2D, and whether this effect was influenced by the use of statins, ACE inhibitors, metformin and duration of T2D...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529222/the-effect-of-childhood-household-dysfunction-on-future-hiv-risk-among-probationers
#6
Brittany Marshall, Stephanie A Spohr, Faye S Taxman, Scott T Walters
INTRODUCTION: Adverse childhood events (ACE) can lead to numerous health risks in adulthood. ACEs coupled with increased risk-taking behaviors can lead to increased risk for HIV infection, particularly in vulnerable populations. The purpose of this study was to determine if mental health symptom severity mediates the relationship between childhood household dysfunction and adult HIV risk among a group of probationers. METHODS: T-tests were used to evaluate associations between demographic characteristics and cumulative engagement in sexual risk behaviors in 282 drug-involved probationers...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528567/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-positively-affects-fatigue-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lizanne E van den Akker, Heleen Beckerman, Emma H Collette, Jos Wr Twisk, Gijs Bleijenberg, Joost Dekker, Hans Knoop, Vincent de Groot
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS) and often restricts societal participation. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may alleviate MS-related fatigue, but evidence in literature is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of CBT to improve MS-related fatigue and participation. METHODS: In a multi-center, assessor-masked, randomized controlled trial, participants with severe MS-related fatigue were assigned to CBT or control treatment...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528566/does-aerobic-training-alleviate-fatigue-and-improve-societal-participation-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Martin Heine, Olaf Verschuren, Erwin Lj Hoogervorst, Erik van Munster, Hub Ga Hacking, Anne Visser-Meily, Jos Wr Twisk, Heleen Beckerman, Vincent de Groot, Gert Kwakkel
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting the effectiveness of aerobic training, specific for fatigue, in severely fatigued patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effectiveness of aerobic training on MS-related fatigue and societal participation in ambulant patients with severe MS-related fatigue. METHODS: Patients ( N = 90) with severe MS-related fatigue were allocated to 16-week aerobic training or control intervention...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528565/effectiveness-of-energy-conservation-management-on-fatigue-and-participation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Lyan Jm Blikman, Jetty van Meeteren, Jos Wr Twisk, Fred Aj de Laat, Vincent de Groot, Heleen Beckerman, Henk J Stam, Johannes Bj Bussmann
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a frequently reported and disabling symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of an individual energy conservation management (ECM) intervention on fatigue and participation in persons with primary MS-related fatigue. METHODS: A total of 86 severely fatigued and ambulatory adults with a definite diagnosis of MS were randomized in a single-blind, two-parallel-arm randomized clinical trial to the ECM group or the information-only control group in outpatient rehabilitation departments...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527206/social-representation-of-dementia-an-analysis-of-5-792-consecutive-cases-evaluated-in-a-memory-clinic
#10
Pilar Cañabate, Gabriel Martínez, Maitée Rosende-Roca, Mariola Moreno, Silvia Preckler, Sergi Valero, Oscar Sotolongo, Isabel Hernández, Montserrat Alegret, Gemma Ortega, Ana Espinosa, Ana Mauleón, Liliana Vargas, Octavio Rodríguez, Carla Abdelnour, Domingo Sánchez, Elvira Martín, Agustín Ruiz, Lluís Tárraga, Mercè Boada
BACKGROUND: Different interpretations of cognitive impairment and dementia due to differences in health structures, such as cultural differences could affect the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. it is reasonable to expect that the social and family impact of the disease and coping strategies will differ among societies. OBJECTIVE: The general aim of this study is to understand the social representations of dementia, its associated practices, and the effects they imply...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525656/a-snapshot-on-prokaryotic-diversity-of-the-solim%C3%A3%C2%B5es-river-basin-amazon-brazil
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D Toyama, C D Santos-Júnior, L T Kishi, T C S Oliveira, J W Garcia, H Sarmento, F P Miranda, F Henrique-Silva
The Amazon region has the largest hydrographic basin on the planet and 
is well known for its huge biodiversity of plants and animals. However, 
there is a lack of studies on aquatic microbial biodiversity in the 
Solimões River, one of its main water courses. To investigate the 
microbial biodiversity of this region, we performed 16S rRNA gene clone 
libraries from Solimões River and adjacent rivers and lakes. Our question was which microorganisms inhabit the different types of aquatic 
environments in this part of the basin, and how diversity varies among 
these environments (rivers and lakes)...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525611/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-higher-level-functional-limitations-among-older-japanese-people-results-from-the-jages-study
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Airi Amemiya, Takeo Fujiwara, Hiroshi Murayama, Yukako Tani, Katsunori Kondo
Background.: A life-course perspective is essential in understanding the determinants of higher-level functional limitations. We examine the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on higher-level functional limitations in older people. Methods.: Data were from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study 2013, a population-based cohort of independent people aged 65 years or older across Japan (n = 19,220). ACEs before the age of 18 were assessed in terms of seven adversities: parental death, parental divorce, parental mental illness, family violence, physical abuse, psychological neglect, and psychological abuse...
May 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521194/preconception-care-for-women-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-mixed-methods-study-of-provider-knowledge-and-practice
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J Klein, J A Boyle, R Kirkham, C Connors, C Whitbread, J Oats, F Barzi, D McIntyre, I Lee, M Luey, J Shaw, A D H Brown, L J Maple-Brown
AIMS: Preconception care may decrease adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. Aboriginal Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with earlier onset. We explored practitioner views on preconception care delivery for women with T2DM in the Northern Territory, where 31% of births are to Aboriginal women. METHODS: Mixed-methods study including cross-sectional survey of 156 health practitioners and 11 semi-structured interviews...
May 5, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520450/-at1-blockers-comparability-with-ace-inhibitors
#14
Václav Monhart
The reduction in overall mortality, cardiovascular mortality and the occurrence of myocardial infarction in patients treated with AT1 blockers is comparable with the use of ACE inhibitors. In addition, there is a lower proportion of AT1 blockers withdrawal of treatment due to adverse reactions.Key words: ACE inhibitors - AT1 blockers - cardioprotection - hypertension - renin-angiotensin-aldosteron system.
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516270/-ocular-sarcoidosis
#15
REVIEW
C Springer-Wanner, T Brauns
Ocular manifestation of sarcoidosis occurs in up to 60% of patients with confirmed systemic sarcoidosis and represents one of the most common forms of noninfectious uveitis. In known pulmonary sarcoidosis, ocular involvement can occur in up to 80% of cases. Sarcoidosis can also present only in the eye, without a systemic manifestation (ocular sarcoidosis). Typically, ocular sarcoidosis shows bilateral granulomatous uveitis and can involve all parts of the eye. Apart from an acute anterior uveitis, chronic intermediate or posterior uveitis can be found...
May 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515958/attitudes-and-preferences-for-the-clinical-management-of-hypertension-and-hypertension-related-cerebrovascular-disease-in-the-general-practice-results-of-the-italian-hypertension-and-brain-survey
#16
Giuliano Tocci, Arrigo F Cicero, Massimo Salvetti, Maria Beatrice Musumeci, Andrea Ferrucci, Claudio Borghi, Massimo Volpe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this survey was to evaluate attitudes and preferences for the clinical management of hypertension and hypertension-related cerebrovascular diseases (CVD) in Italy. METHODS: A predefined 16-item survey questionnaire was anonymously administered to a large community sample of general practitioners (GPs), trained by specialized physicians (SPs), who have been included in an educational program between January and November 2015. RESULTS: A total of 591 physicians, among whom 48 (8%) training SPs and 543 (92%) trained GPs, provided 12,258 valid answers to the survey questionnaire...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515501/ismp-medication-error-report-analysis-potential-issues-with-new-basal-insulin-glp-1-fixed-combinations-hydroxyzine-hydroxyurea-mix-up-concomitant-use-of-entresto-and-ace-inhibitors-can-lead-to-serious-outcomes-more-outpatient-oral-cancer-drugs-should-be-in
#17
Michael R Cohen, Judy L Smetzer
These medication errors have occurred in health care facilities at least once. They will happen again-perhaps where you work. Through education and alertness of personnel and procedural safeguards, they can be avoided. You should consider publishing accounts of errors in your newsletters and/or presenting them at your inservice training programs. Your assistance is required to continue this feature. The reports described here were received through the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Errors Reporting Program...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515190/interaction-of-ace-genotype-and-salt-intake-on-hypertension-among-chinese-kazakhs-results-from-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#18
Yuyan Wang, Biao Zhang, Lei Hou, Wei Han, Fang Xue, Yanhong Wang, Yong Tang, Shaohua Liang, Weizhi Wang, Kuliqian Asaiti, Zixing Wang, Yaoda Hu, Lei Wang, Changchun Qiu, Mingtao Zhang, Jingmei Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the effect of interaction between ACE genotype and salt intake on hypertension among Chinese Kazakhs, and to compare applications of interactions between logistic model and generalised partially linear tree-based regression (GPLTR) model. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study. SETTING: Hong Dun, North Xinjiang, China. PARTICIPANTS: Non-consanguineous Chinese Kazakh participants (n=916, 342 men and 574 women) aged ≥30 years...
May 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515091/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-enhances-the-oxidative-response-and-bactericidal-activity-of-neutrophils
#19
Zakir Khan, Xiao Z Shen, Ellen A Bernstein, Jorge F Giani, Masahiro Eriguchi, Tuantuan V Zhao, Romer A Gonzalez-Villalobos, Sebastien Fuchs, George Y Liu, Kenneth E Bernstein
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are widely used to reduce blood pressure. Here, we examined if ACE is important for the antibacterial effectiveness of neutrophils. ACE knockout mice or mice treated with an ACE inhibitor were more susceptible to bacterial infection by methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). In contrast, mice over expressing ACE in neutrophils (Neu(ACE) mice) have increased resistance to MRSA, and better in vitro killing of MRSA, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae ACE overexpression increased neutrophil production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) following MRSA challenge, an effect independent of the angiotensin II AT1 receptor...
May 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514598/the-communal-relation-of-mthfr-mtr-ace-gene-polymorphisms-and-hyperhomocysteinemia-as-conceivable-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease
#20
Rizwan Masud, Haider Zaigham Baqai
Homocysteine and its modulating genes have strongly emerged as novel biomarkers for coronary artery disease (CAD). In present study, we investigated whether polymorphisms in homocysteine pathway genes and the plasma levels of homocysteine, folate and vitamin B12, independently or in combination, are associated with CAD risk. A total of 504 participants were recruited (cases n = 254, controls n = 250, respectively). Tetra primer allele refractory mutation system (ARMS) PCR was used for resolving the genotypes of 5'10' methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 'MTHFR' polymorphisms (rs1801133, rs1801131), 5' methyl tetrahydrofolate homocysteine methyltransferase 'MTR' polymorphism (rs1805087), paroxanse1 'PON1' polymorphism (rs662), and cystathionine beta synthase 'CBS' polymorphism (rs5742905)...
May 17, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
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