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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910004/dabigatran-overdose-a-case-report-of-acute-hepatitis-extracorporeal-treatment
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Mariagrazia Porru, Antonella Mameli, Maria E Cianchetti, Mario Musu, Paola Schirru, Maria F Ruberto, Doris Barcellona, Francesco Marongiu
Dabigatran is an oral, direct thrombin inhibitor approved by international regulatory agencies for stroke prevention in patients with paroxysmal or persistent non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation (AF). The benefits of dabigatran are widely described, but its use in the geriatric population is not without risk. Chronic kidney disease is a common comorbidity with AF, and thus frequent checks of renal function in elderly patients are recommended. We report a case of dabigatran intoxication in an elderly man affected by heart failure and worsening renal function, who developed acute hepatitis and coma, which was successfully treated with continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909497/persistent-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-complicated-by-tachycardiomyopathy-because-of-intermittent-conduction-through-accessory-pathway
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L Valeri, A Coppolino, G Rossetti, A Vado, G Amoroso, G Bricco, A Battisti, L Correndo, S Dogliani, A Magliarditi, D Pancaldo, M De Benedictis, A Bassignana, B Doronzo
The term tachycardiomyopathy refers to a specific form of tachycardia-related cardiomyopathy caused by supraventricular or ventricular tachyarrhytmias that are both associated with ventricular rates higher than 120 bpm. The arrhythmias which are most frequently associated with these forms of heart disease are atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, particularly found in the elderly population. The most frequent clinical manifestation is heart failure. In this case we are reporting a clinical case of a patient that came to our attention because of an episode of heart failure associated with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904065/hospitalization-deteriorates-performance-of-activities-of-daily-living-by-super-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Hideo Izawa, Yuji Kohno, Wakaya Fujiwara, Mutsuharu Hayashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904019/clinical-characteristics-and-social-frailty-of-super-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure%C3%A3-the-kitakawachi-clinical-background-and-outcome-of-heart-failure-registry
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Kensuke Takabayashi, Akihiro Ikuta, Yoshinori Okazaki, Mariko Ogami, Kotaro Iwatsu, Koichi Matsumura, Tsutomu Ikeda, Tahei Ichinohe, Yuko Morikami, Takashi Yamamoto, Ryoko Fujita, Kotoe Takenaka, Hiroyuki Takenaka, Yoshisumi Haruna, Hiroyuki Muranaka, Masaaki Ozaki, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Shouji Kitaguchi, Ryuji Nohara
BACKGROUND: Social background is important in preventing admission/readmission of heart failure (HF) patients. However, few clinical studies have been conducted to assess the social background of these patients, especially elderly patients.Methods and Results:The Kitakawachi Clinical Background and Outcome of Heart Failure (KICKOFF) Registry is a prospective multicenter community-based cohort of HF patients, established in April 2015. We compared the clinical characteristics and social background of the super-elderly group (≥85 years old) and the non-super-elderly group (<85 years old)...
November 30, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903339/-effect-of-goal-directed-haemodynamic-management-on-the-postoperative-outcome-in-elderly-patients-with-fragile-cardiac-function-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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L S Zheng, E W Gu, X H Peng, L Zhang, Y Y Cao
Objective: To investigate the effect of goal-directed haemodynamic management based on stroke volume variation (SVV), cardiac index (CI) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) on the postoperative outcome in elderly patients with fragile cardiac function undergoing gastrointestinal surgery. Methods: Ninety patients with fragile cardiac function, aged 65-90 years old, ASAⅡ or Ⅲ, NYHA Ⅱor Ⅲ, scheduled for abdominal surgery were enrolled in this study.The patients were randomly assigned to two groups: Experience anesthesia group (group E, n=45) and goal-directed hemodynamic management group (G group, n=45)...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900534/heart-failure-management-in-the-elderly-a%C3%A2-public-health-challenge
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REVIEW
Natasa Cvetinovic, Goran Loncar, Jerneja Farkas
Heart failure (HF) is a rapidly growing public health problem and the leading cause of morbidity, mortality, and hospitalization in populations > 65 years. The elderly HF patients have an increased prevalence of HF with preserved ejection fraction and comorbidities, may present with atypical symptoms and signs, have a higher risk for adverse drug reactions, and worse prognosis as compared with younger patients. Moreover, there is a lack of evidence-based therapies for this population because they are underrepresented in the clinical trials...
November 29, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899143/presymptomatic-diagnosis-of-fabry-s-disease-a-case-report
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Rasmus Bo Hasselbalch, Per Lav Madsen, Henning Bundgaard, Juliane Theilade
BACKGROUND: Fabry's disease is a rare X-linked genetic disorder characterized by reduced levels of the α-galactosidase A enzyme. It may present with a cardiac phenotype resembling hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. However, as a specific enzyme replacement therapy is available, it remains an important differential diagnoses in patients presenting with cardiac hypertrophy. In boys, onset has been reported in early childhood with complaints initially comprising neuropathic pain, reduced sweat production, and gastrointestinal symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898337/complications-and-1-year-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-over-75-years-of-age-insights-from-the-german-device-registry
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Julia Köbe, Dietrich Andresen, Sebastian Maier, Christoph Stellbrink, Thomas Kleemann, Bernd-Dieter Gonska, Sebastian Reif, Matthias Hochadel, Jochen Senges, Lars Eckardt
OBJECTIVE: Evidence on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in older patients is scarce and conflicting. Nevertheless, CRT in the elderly is of major practical relevance as heart failure prevalence increases with age. METHODS: The German Device Registry (DEVICE) is a nationwide, prospective registry with a longitudinal follow-up design investigating device implantations in 60 German centres. The present analysis of DEVICE focussed on perioperative complication rates and 1-year outcome of patients ≥75years (n=320) compared to younger patients (n=879) receiving a CRT device...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890439/a-japanese-nationwide-multicenter-survey-on-perioperative-complications-of-corrective-fusion-for-elderly-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
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Yu Yamato, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Yoichi Aota, Tsutomu Akazawa, Takahiro Iida, Kazumasa Ueyama, Koki Uno, Tokumi Kanemura, Noriaki Kawakami, Toshiaki Kotani, Masashi Takaso, Jun Takahashi, Masato Tanaka, Hiroshi Taneichi, Taichi Tsuji, Hideo Hosoe, Joji Mochida, Takachika Shimizu, Ikuho Yonezawa, Kota Watanabe, Morio Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Recently, corrective fusion surgery for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has become common in Japan. This study aimed to clarify the status of surgeries for ASD in Japan, focusing on perioperative complications. A nationwide multicenter survey gathering information on surgically treated ASD patients was conducted by the committee for Adult Spinal Deformity of the Japanese Scoliosis Society. METHODS: This study was a review of retrospectively collected data from 18 spine scoliosis centers belonging to the Japanese Scoliosis Society...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889914/predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-older-patients-hospitalized-for-acutely-decompensated-heart-failure-clinical-relevance-of-natriuretic-peptides
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Andrea Passantino, Piero Guida, Rocco Lagioia, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Maria Frigerio, Domenico Scrutinio
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure is a common cause of hospitalization among older patients. Optimized risk stratification might improve the outcome for this subgroup of patients. Natriuretic peptides have been used in the diagnosis of heart failure and in evaluating the prognosis of patients hospitalized for heart failure. However, their utility in the elderly is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term survival and prognostic factors for elderly patients hospitalized for acutely decompensated heart failure and evaluate the prognostic utility of NT-proBNP...
November 27, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886643/cardiac-safety-of-adjuvant-non-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-combined-with-cyclophosphamide-and-followed-by-paclitaxel-in-older-breast-cancer-patients
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Luigi Coltelli, Andrea Fontana, Sara Lucchesi, Laura Ginocchi, Guido Bocci, Mario Filidei, Marco Scalese, Giada Arrighi, Chiara Finale, Lorenzo Marcucci, Orlando Goletti, Barbara Salvadori, Ilaria Ferrarini, Eleonora Bona, Alfredo Falcone, Giacomo Allegrini
PURPOSE: To investigate the cardiac safety of adjuvant Non-Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (NPL-DOX) combined to Cyclophosphamide (CTX) and followed by weekly Paclitaxel, in older patients (≥65 years) with diagnosis of high risk breast cancer. The main end point of this prospective study was the detection of early episodes of symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF). METHODS: The cardiac function was evaluated by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) measurements with repeated echocardiograms, performed 2 weeks before the beginning of chemotherapy and every 6 months, until 30 months after the study entry; then yearly for at least 5 years...
November 22, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885423/publication-trends-in-cachexia-and-sarcopenia-in-elderly-heart-failure-patients
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REVIEW
Jochen Springer, Stefan D Anker
The loss of skeletal mass - sarcopenia and cachexia - is considered to be a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure (CHF). Unfortunately, sarcopenia is generally considered to be a geriatric syndrome, but not necessarily seen as a comorbidity in CHF, even though it has a wide range of adverse health outcomes. While there were 15,574 publication with the title word "heart failure" in PubMed in the 5‑year period from 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2016, only 22 or 71 publications were found with the search combination "sarcopenia" or "cachexia" (title word) and "heart failure" (all fields), respectively...
November 24, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884118/burden-of-clostridium-difficile-associated-disease-among-patients-residing-in-nursing-homes-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Holly Yu, Onur Baser, Li Wang
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection (CDI) is the leading cause of nosocomial diarrhea in the United States. This study aimed to examine the incidence of CDI and evaluate mortality and economic burden of CDI in an elderly population who reside in nursing homes (NHs). METHODS: This was a population-based retrospective cohort study focusing on US NHs by linking Medicare 5% sample, Medicaid, Minimum Data Set (MDS) (2008-10). NH residents aged ≥65 years with continuous enrollment in Medicare and/or Medicaid Fee-for-Service plan for ≥12 months and ≥2 quarterly MDS assessments were eligible for the study...
November 25, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882404/reduced-trans-mitral-a-wave-velocity-predicts-the-presence-of-wild-type-transthyretin-amyloidosis-in-elderly-patients-with-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Satoru Yamamura, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Toshifumi Ishida, Yoshiro Onoue, Yuichi Kimura, Shinsuke Hanatani, Satoshi Araki, Koichiro Fujisue, Daisuke Sueta, Hisanori Kanazawa, Seiji Takashio, Hiroki Usuku, Koichi Sugamura, Kenji Sakamoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Megumi Yamamuro, Hisayo Yasuda, Sunao Kojima, Koichi Kaikita, Seiji Hokimoto, Hisao Ogawa, Kenichi Tsujita
Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is often overlooked in elderly patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Impaired atrial function, in addition to ventricular diastolic dysfunction, is one of the hallmarks of cardiac amyloidosis. Here, we assessed the hypothesis that atrial function evaluated by A-velocity in pulse Doppler echocardiography is useful to differentiate ATTRwt in elderly patients with LVH. We analyzed 133 consecutive patients who underwent tissue biopsy to rule out infiltrative cardiomyopathy in our institute...
November 23, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881564/heart-failure-stages-among-older-adults-in-the-community-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Amil M Shah, Brian Claggett, Laura R Loehr, Patricia P Chang, Kunihiro Matsushita, Dalane Kitzman, Suma H Konety, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Carla A Sueta, Thomas H Mosley, Jacqueline D Wright, Josef Coresh, Gerardo Heiss, Aaron R Folsom, Scott D Solomon
BACKGROUND: -Although HF disproportionately affects older adults, little data exist regarding the prevalence of American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association heart failure (HF) stages among older individuals in the community. Additionally, the role of contemporary measures of longitudinal strain (LS) and diastolic dysfunction in defining HF stages is unclear. METHODS: -HF stages were classified in 6,118 participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study (age 67 - 91 years) at the fifth study visit as follows: stage A (asymptomatic with HF risk factors but no cardiac structural or functional abnormalities), B (asymptomatic with structural abnormalities, defined as left ventricular hypertrophy, dilation or dysfunction, or significant valvular disease), C1 (clinical HF without prior hospitalization), and C2 (clinical HF with prior hospitalization)...
November 23, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881145/evaluation-of-efficacy-and-efficiency-of-a-pragmatic-intervention-by-a-social-worker-to-support-informal-caregivers-of-elderly-patients-the-ice-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Astrid Pozet, Catherine Lejeune, Magalie Bonnet, Sandrine Dabakuyo, Michèle Dion, Philippe Fagnoni, Maryse Gaimard, Geneviève Imbert, Virginie Nerich, Audrey Foubert, Morgane Chotard, Marie Bonin, Amélie Anota, Franck Bonnetain
BACKGROUND: Medical progress and the lifestyle modification have prolonged life expectancy, despite the development of chronic diseases. Support and care for older subjects are often provided by a network of informal caregivers composed of family, friends and neighbors, who are essential in helping older persons to continue living at home. It has been shown that the extent and diversity of informal tasks may jeopardize the physical, mental and social wellbeing of caregivers. METHODS/DESIGN: The aim of the Informal Carers of Elderly cohort is to define, through a longitudinal study, profiles of caregivers of older patients with a diagnosis of one of the following diseases: cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal), neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and similar diseases), neurovascular diseases (stroke), sensory diseases (age-related macular degeneration (AMD)) and heart disease (heart failure)...
November 3, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878411/reckless-administration-of-qt-interval-prolonging-agents-in-elderly-patients-with-drug-induced-torsade-de-pointes
#17
Galia Jackobson, Narin Nard Carmel, Dor Lotan, Anjelika Kremer, Dan Justo
A systematic review was conducted for all published case reports on drug-induced torsade de pointes (TdP) in elderly (≥80 years) patients to study if the administration of the offending agent was reckless. Overall, 61 reports on drug-induced TdP in patients aged 80-97 years were included in the analysis. Non-modifiable risk factors for drug-induced TdP (e.g. acute coronary syndrome, female gender and congestive heart failure), modifiable risk factors (e.g. hypokalemia, severe hypomagnesemia and digitalis toxicity) and reckless administration of a QT interval-prolonging agent (e...
November 22, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875571/short-and-long-term-mortality-rates-of-elderly-acute-kidney-injury-patients-who-underwent-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#18
Harin Rhee, Keum Sook Jang, Jong Man Park, Jin Suk Kang, Na Kyoung Hwang, Il Young Kim, Sang Heon Song, Eun Young Seong, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Ihm Soo Kwak
BACKGROUND: The world's population is aging faster and the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) needing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is increasing in elderly population. The outcome of AKI needing CRRT in elderly patients is known to be poor. However, the definitions of elderly used in the previous literatures were diverse and, there were few data that compared the long-term mortality rates of these patients with middle aged patients. This study was aimed to evaluate this issue...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874977/relationship-between-age-and-trajectories-of-rehospitalization-risk-in-older-adults
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Kumar Dharmarajan, Angela Hsieh, Rachel P Dreyer, Jack Welsh, Li Qin, Harlan M Krumholz
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the magnitude and duration of risk of rehospitalization according to age after hospitalization for heart failure (HF), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or pneumonia. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: U.S. hospitals (n = 4,767). PARTICIPANTS: All Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 and older surviving hospitalization for HF, AMI, or pneumonia between October 2012 and December 2013...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873502/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-urapidil-for-older-hypertensive-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wei Yang, Yu Jie Zhou, Yan Fu, Jian Qin, Shu Qin, Xiao Min Chen, Jin Cheng Guo, De Zhao Wang, Hong Zhan, Jing Li, Jing Yu He, Qi Hua
PURPOSE: Urapidil is putatively effective for patients with hypertension and acute heart failure, although randomized controlled trials thereon are lacking. We investigated the efficacy and safety of intravenous urapidil relative to that of nitroglycerin in older patients with hypertension and heart failure in a randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (>60 y) with hypertension and heart failure were randomly assigned to receive intravenous urapidil (n=89) or nitroglycerin (n=91) for 7 days...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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