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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270168/towards-a-cardiac-allocation-score-a-retrospective-calculation-for-73-patients-from-a-german-transplant-center
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Sebastian Claes, Michael Berchtold-Herz, Qian Zhou, Georg Trummer, Matthias Bock, Andreas Zirlik, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Christoph Bode, Sebastian Grundmann
BACKGROUND: Due to a growing discrepancy between the transplant waiting list and decreasing numbers of available donor hearts, cardiac transplantation rates in Germany have been declining in the past years. Currently, patients on the waiting list are prioritized by medical urgency and waiting time and therefore a majority of all cardiac transplants is performed in very ill patients. Recently, a different allocation algorithm was proposed that included predicted post-transplant survival as a parameter for organ allocation...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244013/impact-of-airflow-limitation-in-chronic-heart-failure
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S Bektas, F M E Franssen, V van Empel, N Uszko-Lencer, J Boyne, C Knackstedt, H P Brunner-La Rocca
BACKGROUND: Comorbidities are common in chronic heart failure (HF) patients, but diagnoses are often not based on objective testing. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important comorbidity and often neglected because of shared symptoms and risk factors. Precise prevalence and consequences are not well known. Therefore, we investigated prevalence, pulmonary treatment, symptoms and quality of life (QOL) of COPD in patients with chronic HF. METHODS: 205 patients with stable HF for at least 1 month, aged above 50 years, were included from our outpatient cardiology clinic, irrespective of left ventricular ejection fraction...
February 27, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243702/sport-specific-outcomes-after-isolated-meniscal-repair-a-systematic-review
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Helge Eberbach, Jörn Zwingmann, Lisa Hohloch, Gerrit Bode, Dirk Maier, Philipp Niemeyer, Norbert P Südkamp, Matthias J Feucht
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to assess sport-specific outcomes after repair of isolated meniscal tears. METHODS: A systematic electronic search of the MEDLINE and Cochrane database was performed in May 2016 to identify studies that reported sport-specific outcomes after isolated meniscal repair. Included studies were abstracted regarding study characteristics, patient demographics, surgical technique, rehabilitation, and outcome measures. The methodological quality of the included studies was assessed with the Coleman Methodology Score (CMS)...
February 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186686/combined-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapy-and-one-way-endobronchial-valve-placement-in-patients-with-pulmonary-emphysema-a-phase-i-clinical-trial
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Hugo Goulart de Oliveira, Fernanda Ferreira Cruz, Mariana Alves Antunes, Amarilio Vieira de Macedo Neto, Guilherme Augusto Oliveira, Fabio Munhoz Svartman, Tamara Borgonovo, Carmen Lucia Kuniyoshi Rebelatto, Daniel J Weiss, Paulo Roberto Slud Brofman, Marcelo Marcos Morales, José Roberto Lapa E Silva, Patricia Rieken Macedo Rocco
One-way endobronchial valves (EBV) insertion to reduce pulmonary air trapping has been used as therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. However, local inflammation may result and can contribute to worsening of clinical status in these patients. We hypothesized that combined EBV insertion and intrabronchial administration of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) would decrease the inflammatory process, thus mitigating EBV complications in severe COPD patients. This initial study sought to investigate the safety of this approach...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138233/birmingham-copd-cohort-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-factors-associated-with-the-likelihood-of-being-in-paid-employment-among-people-with-copd
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Kiran K Rai, Rachel E Jordan, W Stanley Siebert, Steven S Sadhra, David A Fitzmaurice, Alice J Sitch, Jon G Ayres, Peymané Adab
BACKGROUND: Employment rates among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are lower than those without COPD, but little is known about the factors that affect COPD patients' ability to work. METHODS: Multivariable analysis of the Birmingham COPD Cohort Study baseline data was used to assess the associations between lifestyle, clinical, and occupational characteristics and likelihood of being in paid employment among working-age COPD patients. RESULTS: In total, 608 of 1,889 COPD participants were of working age, of whom 248 (40...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130755/prevention-and-therapy-of-pediatric-emergence-delirium-a-national-survey
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Christopher Huett, Torsten Baehner, Felix Erdfelder, Claudia Hoehne, Christian Bode, Andreas Hoeft, Richard K Ellerkmann
INTRODUCTION: Although pediatric emergence delirium (ED) is common, preventive and therapeutic pharmacological treatment is the matter of an international controversial discussion and evidence on different options is partially vague. OBJECTIVE: We therefore examined clinical routine in prevention strategies and postoperative therapy of ED with respect to clinical experience in pediatric anesthesia. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed investigating routine management (prevention and treatment) of ED, facility structure, and patient population...
April 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044005/biomechanical-ct-metrics-are-associated-with-patient-outcomes-in-copd
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Sandeep Bodduluri, Surya P Bhatt, Eric A Hoffman, John D Newell, Carlos H Martinez, Mark T Dransfield, Meilan K Han, Joseph M Reinhardt
BACKGROUND: Traditional metrics of lung disease such as those derived from spirometry and static single-volume CT images are used to explain respiratory morbidity in patients with COPD, but are insufficient. We hypothesised that the mean Jacobian determinant, a measure of local lung expansion and contraction with respiration, would contribute independently to clinically relevant functional outcomes. METHODS: We applied image registration techniques to paired inspiratory-expiratory CT scans and derived the Jacobian determinant of the deformation field between the two lung volumes to map local volume change with respiration...
January 2, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956034/classification-of-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-according-to-the-latin-american-thoracic-association-alat-staging-systems-and-the-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-gold
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Maria Montes de Oca, María Victorina López Varela, María Eugenia Laucho-Contreras, Alejandro Casas, Eduardo Schiavi, Alejandra Rey, Alejandra Silva
INTRODUCTION: Several classification systems use different criteria when assessing COPD stages. The objective of this study was to compare the prevalence and distribution of COPD stagesusing Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) recommendationsand Latin American Thoracic Association (ALAT) guidelinesin a primary-care population. METHODS: Subjects attending routine primary care visits, ≥40 years of age, current or former smokers or exposed to biomass, completed a questionnaire and performed spirometry...
December 9, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920567/evaluation-of-bode-index-and-its-relationship-with-systemic-inflammation-mediated-by-proinflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-with-copd
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Naushad Ahmad Khan, Mradul Kumar Daga, Istaq Ahmad, Govind Mawari, Suman Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Syed Akhter Husain
INTRODUCTION: BODE index, a multidimensional grading system which is based on Body mass index, airway Obstruction, Dyspnea scale, and Exercise capacity, has been increasingly used for the evaluation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Many of the systemic manifestations of COPD are shown to be mediated by elevated levels of proinflammatory biomarkers. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the BODE index, its components, disease severity, and proinflammatory biomarkers like C-reactive protein (CRP), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and interleukin (IL)-6...
2016: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920519/outcomes-of-a-telemonitoring-based-program-telepoc-in-frequently-hospitalized-copd-patients
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Cristóbal Esteban, Javier Moraza, Milagros Iriberri, Urko Aguirre, Begoña Goiria, José M Quintana, Myriam Aburto, Alberto Capelastegui
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases requires changes in health care delivery. In COPD, telemedicine appears to be a useful tool. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy (in improving health care-resource use and clinical outcomes) of a telemonitoring-based program (telEPOC) in COPD patients with frequent hospitalizations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nonrandomized observational study in an intervention cohort of 119 patients (Galdakao-Usansolo Hospital) and a control cohort of 78 patients (Cruces Hospital), followed up for 2 years (ClinicalTrials...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915458/acl-deficiency-and-varus-osteoarthritis-high-tibial-osteotomy-alone-or-combined-with-acl-reconstruction
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Julian Mehl, Jochen Paul, Matthias J Feucht, Gerrit Bode, Andreas B Imhoff, Norbert P Südkamp, Stefan Hinterwimmer
INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the mid- to long-term clinical and radiological outcome in patients with symptomatic varus osteoarthritis (OA) and deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and analyzes whether there are differences between isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO) or combined single-stage HTO and ACL reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: 26 patients who underwent HTO alone (group 1) and 26 patients who underwent single-stage HTO and ACLR (group 2) because of varus OA and ACL deficiency were examined at a mean of 5...
February 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874948/epicardial-fat-thickness-is-associated-with-severity-of-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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K Kiraz, T Gökdeniz, E Kalaycıoglu, A Börekçi, S Akyol, A O Baykan, A Acele, S Karakoyun, T Seker, M Gür
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the BODE index is an important tool for the prognostic assessment of COPD patients. It is well known that epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is related to CVD. However, there are very few data about the relationship between EFT and BODE index. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between EFT and BODE index in patients with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We prospectively included 157 patients with COPD and 45 controls in the present study...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771417/the-role-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-undergoing-laparotomy-surgery-the-noxious-study
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Helena Logotheti, Chryssa Pourzitaki, Georgia Tsaousi, Zoi Aidoni, Artemis Vekrakou, Amaniti Ekaterini, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
BACKGROUND: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has been associated with major perioperative morbidities or mortalities, especially in surgical patients receiving general anesthesia. The severity of the COPD and the degree of bronchial hyperreactivity can determine the perioperative anesthetic risk; therefore they have to be assessed by a thorough preoperative evaluation in order to give the rationale on which to decide for optimum anesthetic management. OBJECTIVE: Aim of the study was to assess the predictive applicability of exhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) in smoking surgical population with COPD, on the basis of morbidity and mortality...
December 30, 2016: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695314/myocardial-performance-index-correlates-with-the-bode-index-and-affects-quality-of-life-in-copd-patients
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Daniela Graner Schuwartz Tannus-Silva, João Batista Masson-Silva, Lays Silva Ribeiro, Marcus Barreto Conde, Marcelo Fouad Rabahi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: COPD, a systemic illness associated with the impairment of different organs, affects patient prognosis and quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between right ventricle (RV) function, the BODE (body mass index, airflow obstruction, dyspnea, and exercise capacity) index (a multifunctional scale for the assessment of mortality risk), and quality of life in patients with COPD. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 107 outpatients presenting with stable COPD who underwent clinical assessment, spirometry, arterial blood gas analyses, a 6-minute walk test, electrocardiography, and echocardiogram and who responded to the Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692154/determinants-of-exercise-induced-oxygen-desaturation-including-pulmonary-emphysema-in-copd-results-from-the-eclipse-study
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Vasileios Andrianopoulos, Bartolome R Celli, Frits M E Franssen, Victor M Pinto-Plata, Peter M A Calverley, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Jørgen Vestbo, Alvar Agusti, Per S Bakke, Stephen I Rennard, William MacNee, Ruth Tal-Singer, Julie C Yates, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
Exercise-induced oxygen desaturation (EID) is related to mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We investigated: (1) the prevalence of EID; (2) the relative-weight of several physiological determinants of EID including pulmonary emphysema, and (3) the relationship of EID with certain patients' clinical characteristics. Data from 2050 COPD patients (age: 63.3 ± 7.1years; FEV1: 48.7 ± 15.7%pred.) were analyzed. The occurrence of EID (SpO2post ≤88%) at the six-minute walking test (6MWT) was investigated in association with emphysema quantified by computed-tomography (QCT), and several clinical characteristics...
October 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684372/distribution-and-outcomes-of-a-phenotype-based-approach-to-guide-copd-management-results-from-the-chain-cohort
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Borja G Cosio, Joan B Soriano, Jose Luis López-Campos, Myriam Calle, Juan José Soler, Juan Pablo de-Torres, Jose Maria Marín, Cristina Martínez, Pilar de Lucas, Isabel Mir, Germán Peces-Barba, Nuria Feu-Collado, Ingrid Solanes, Inmaculada Alfageme
RATIONALE: The Spanish guideline for COPD (GesEPOC) recommends COPD treatment according to four clinical phenotypes: non-exacerbator phenotype with either chronic bronchitis or emphysema (NE), asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), frequent exacerbator phenotype with emphysema (FEE) or frequent exacerbator phenotype with chronic bronchitis (FECB). However, little is known on the distribution and outcomes of the four suggested phenotypes. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the distribution of these COPD phenotypes, and their relation with one-year clinical outcomes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627799/predicting-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-the-impact-of-age
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Alexandru Corlateanu, Victor Botnaru, Serghei Covantev, Silvia Dumitru, Nikolaos Siafakas
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity in the elderly population. COPD leads to a reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL), but the factors which contribute to this are not well understood. A better understanding of the factors which determine HRQL should lead to an improved care for such patients. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate possible age-related differences in HRQL in a population of patients with a similar severity of obstruction...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621870/correlation-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-parameters-with-quality-of-life-in-stable-copd-patients
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Mahsa Mirdamadi, Besharat Rahimi, Enayat Safavi, Hamidreza Abtahi, Soheil Peiman
BACKGROUND: The precise head to head relationships between Cardio-pulmonary exercise testing (CPET) parameters and patients' daily symptoms/activities and the disease social/emotional impact are less well defined. In this study, the correlation of COPD daily symptoms and quality of life [assessed by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)] and COPD severity index (BODE-index) with CPET parameters were investigated. METHODS: Symptom-limited CPET was performed in 37 consecutive COPD (GOLD I-III) subjects during non-exacerbation phase...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573872/when-left-hemisphere-reading-is-compromised-comparing-reading-ability-in-participants-after-left-cerebral-hemispherectomy-and-participants-with-developmental-dyslexia
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Tami Katzir, Joanna A Christodoulou, Stella de Bode
OBJECTIVE: We investigated reading skills in individuals who have undergone left cerebral hemispherectomy and in readers with developmental dyslexia to understand diverse characteristics contributing to reading difficulty. Although dyslexia is a developmental disorder, left hemispherectomy requires that patients (re)establish the language process needed to perform the language-based tasks in the nondominant (right) hemisphere to become readers. METHODS: Participants with developmental dyslexia (DD; n = 11) and participants who had undergone left hemispherectomy (HEMI; n = 11) were matched on age and gender, and were compared on timed and untimed measures of single word and pseudo-word reading...
October 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549363/the-effect-of-fatigue-and-fatigue-intensity-on-exercise-tolerance-in-moderate-copd
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Khaled Al-Shair, Umme Kolsum, Dave Singh, Jørgen Vestbo
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue is one of the most disabling symptoms in COPD, but little is known about the impact of fatigue on functional disability. We explored the impact of fatigue and fatigue intensity on exercise tolerance after adjusting for other factors using multivariate analysis and compared it to that of dyspnoea. METHODS: A total of 119 patients with mainly moderate-severe stable COPD (38 % women, mean age 66 years) were enrolled. We used the Medical Research Council dyspnoea scores (MRC), Manchester COPD fatigue scale (MCFS) and its three dimensions, Borg scales for fatigue and dyspnoea, six-minute walk distance (6MWD), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire, the BODE index, and the Centre for Epidemiological Study on Depression scale (CES-D), and we measured spirometry, blood gases, systemic inflammatory markers and fat-free mass index (FFMI)...
December 2016: Lung
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