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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087832/comparison-of-cardiovascular-risk-algorithms-in-patients-with-vs-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-the-role-of-c-reactive-protein-in-predicting-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Evo Alemao, Hélène Cawston, François Bourhis, Maiwenn Al, Maureen Rutten-van Molken, Katherine P Liao, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVES: The aims were to compare the performance of cardiovascular risk calculators, Framingham Risk Score (FRS) and QRISK2, in RA and matched non-RA patients and to evaluate whether their performance could be enhanced by the addition of CRP. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis, using a clinical practice data set linked to Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data from the UK. Patients presenting with at least one RA diagnosis code and no prior cardiovascular events were matched to non-RA patients using disease risk scores...
January 12, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087176/carotid-plaque-detection-improves-the-predictive-value-of-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-the-arapacis-study
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Stefania Basili, Lorenzo Loffredo, Daniele Pastori, Marco Proietti, Alessio Farcomeni, Anna Rita Vestri, Pasquale Pignatelli, Giovanni Davì, William R Hiatt, Gregory Y H Lip, Gino R Corazza, Francesco Perticone, Francesco Violi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular disease (VD), as assessed by history of myocardial infarction or peripheral artery disease or aortic plaque, increases stroke risk in atrial fibrillation (AF), and is a component of risk assessment using the CHA2DS2-VASc score. We investigated if systemic atherosclerosis as detected by ultrasound carotid plaque (CP) could improve the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score. METHODS: We analysed data from the ARAPACIS study, an observational study including 2027 Italian patients with non-valvular AF, in whom CP was detected using Doppler Ultrasonography...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073659/serotonin-norepinephrine-re-uptake-inhibitor-snri-selective-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitor-s-nri-and-exogenously-administered-norepinephrine-induced-takotsubo-syndrome-analysis-of-published-cases
#3
Shams Y-Hassan
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TS) may be triggered by numerous physical stress factors including exogenous Norepinephrine administration. The aim of this study is to report on the clinical features and outcome of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)-, selective NRI (S-NRI)-, and exogenously administered norepinephrine-induced TS in a largest possible cohort of published cases. METHODS: A computer assisted search of the electronic data base Pubmed was performed from 1990 to August 2016...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066866/left-ventricular-filling-pressure-by-septal-and-lateral-e-e-equally-predict-cardiovascular-events-in-the-general-population
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Joanna Nan Wang, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Peter Godsk Jørgensen, Jan Skov Jensen, Rasmus Mogelvang
PURPOSE: There exists no consensus on the site of E/e' measurement. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of septal and lateral E/e' along with the importance of their intra-individual difference. METHODS: In 1775 persons from the general population, peak early diastolic velocity (e') was obtained by color tissue Doppler at the septal and lateral mitral annular sites. The endpoint was combined of cardiovascular death or admission due to heart failure or acute myocardial infarction...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058053/survival-regression-modeling-strategies-in-cvd-prediction
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Mahnaz Barkhordari, Mojgan Padyab, Mahsa Sardarinia, Farzad Hadaegh, Fereidoun Azizi, Mohammadreza Bozorgmanesh
BACKGROUND: A fundamental part of prevention is prediction. Potential predictors are the sine qua non of prediction models. However, whether incorporating novel predictors to prediction models could be directly translated to added predictive value remains an area of dispute. The difference between the predictive power of a predictive model with (enhanced model) and without (baseline model) a certain predictor is generally regarded as an indicator of the predictive value added by that predictor...
April 2016: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050863/incremental-prognostic-value-of-spect-mpi-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-reclassification-analysis
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Amjad M Ahmed, Waqas T Qureshi, Wesley T O'Neal, Fatima Khalid, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors have limited predictive value of CV mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD, creatinine clearance less than 60 mL/minute per 1.73 m(2)). The aim of this study was to evaluate incremental and independent prognostic value of single-photon emission computerized tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) across continuum of renal function. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 11,518 (mean age, 65 ± 12 years; 52% were men) patients referred for a clinical indication of SPECT-MPI between April 2004 and May 2009...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025867/brain-natriuretic-peptide-usefulness-in-very-elderly-dyspnoeic-patients-the-bed-study
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Matthieu Plichart, Galdric Orvoën, Patrick Jourdain, Laurent Quinquis, Joël Coste, Michele Escande, Patrick Friocourt, Elena Paillaud, François-Xavier Chedhomme, Florian Labourée, Clémence Boully, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Michel Komajda, Olivier Hanon
AIMS: To evaluate the interest of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) for heart failure (HF) diagnosis in very old patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 383 patients aged 80 years or older, hospitalized in geriatrics care for dyspnoea, had a BNP measurement at the acute phase. Independent cardiologists blinded to BNP values classified the patients into cardiac vs. respiratory aetiology according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. Mean (SD) age was 88...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007719/evaluation-of-the-medication-fall-risk-score
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Cyrus Yazdani, Scott Hall
PURPOSE: Results of a study evaluating the predictive validity of a fall screening tool in hospitalized patients are reported. METHODS: Administrative claims data from two hospitals were analyzed to determine the discriminatory ability of the "medication fall risk score" (RxFS), a medication review fall-risk screening tool that is designed for use in conjunction with nurse-administered tools such as the Morse Fall Scale (MFS). Through analysis of data on administered medications and documented falls in a population of adults who underwent fall-risk screening at hospital admission over a 15-month period (n = 33,058), the predictive value of admission MFS scores, alone or in combination with retrospectively calculated RxFS-based risk scores, was assessed...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991934/ras-oncogene-independent-activation-of-ralb-signaling-is-a-targetable-mechanism-of-escape-from-nras-v12-oncogene-addiction-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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E J Pomeroy, L A Lee, R D W Lee, D K Schirm, N A Temiz, J Ma, T A Gruber, E Diaz-Flores, B S Moriarity, J R Downing, K M Shannon, D A Largaespada, C E Eckfeldt
Somatic mutations that lead to constitutive activation of NRAS and KRAS proto-oncogenes are among the most common in human cancer and frequently occur in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). An inducible NRAS(V12)-driven AML mouse model has established a critical role for continued NRAS(V12) expression in leukemia maintenance. In this model genetic suppression of NRAS(V12) expression results in rapid leukemia remission, but some mice undergo spontaneous relapse with NRAS(V12)-independent (NRI) AMLs providing an opportunity to identify mechanisms that bypass the requirement for Ras oncogene activity and drive leukemia relapse...
December 19, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938670/antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-in-escherichia-coli-by-using-normalized-resistance-interpretation
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Bénédicte Callens, Jeroen Dewulf, Göran Kronvall, Boudewijn Catry, Freddy Haesebrouck, Filip Boyen
OBJECTIVES: To improve antimicrobial surveillance accuracy for results obtained by disk diffusion for porcine Escherichia coli, by comparing traditional clinical breakpoint interpretation with the Normalized Resistance Interpretation (NRI) method. METHODS: The susceptibilities of 921 E. coli isolates from clinically healthy pigs at slaughter age was determined for 15 antimicrobials by the Kirby Bauer disk diffusion technique. NRI with previously established optimal controlled parameters for E...
December 25, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933194/contribution-of-the-long-term-care-insurance-certificate-for-predicting-1-year-all-cause-readmission-compared-with-validated-risk-scores-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kayo Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Toru Morofuji, Hiroe Aisu, Takumi Sumimoto, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Jitsuo Higaki
OBJECTIVES: Readmission is a common and serious problem associated with heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, conventional risk models have limited predictive value for predicting readmission. The recipients of long-term care insurance (LTCI) are frail and have mental and physical impairments. We hypothesised that adjustment of the conventional risk score with an LTCI certificate enables a more accurate appreciation of readmission for HF. METHODS: We investigated 452 patients with HF who were followed up for 1 year to determine all-cause readmission...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933043/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-flavobacterium-psychrophilum-from-chilean-salmon-farms-and-their-epidemiological-cut-off-values-using-agar-dilution-and-disk-diffusion-methods
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Claudio D Miranda, Peter Smith, Rodrigo Rojas, Sergio Contreras-Lynch, J M Alonso Vega
Flavobacterium psychrophilum is the most important bacterial pathogen for freshwater farmed salmonids in Chile. The aims of this study were to determine the susceptibility to antimicrobials used in fish farming of Chilean isolates and to calculate their epidemiological cut-off (COWT) values. A number of 125 Chilean isolates of F. psychrophilum were isolated from reared salmonids presenting clinical symptoms indicative of flavobacteriosis and their identities were confirmed by 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932413/biomarkers-and-coronary-lesions-predict-outcomes-after-revascularization-in-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Daniel Lindholm, Stefan K James, Maria Bertilsson, Richard C Becker, Christopher P Cannon, Evangelos Giannitsis, Robert A Harrington, Anders Himmelmann, Frederic Kontny, Agneta Siegbahn, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Robert F Storey, Matthijs A Velders, W Douglas Weaver, Lars Wallentin
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) is currently mainly based on clinical characteristics. With routine invasive management, angiography findings and biomarkers are available and may improve prognostication. We aimed to assess if adding biomarkers [high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT-hs), N-terminal probrain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15)] and extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) might improve prognostication in revascularized patients with NSTE-ACS...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927714/contemporary-assessment-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-older-adults-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Amil M Shah, Brian Claggett, Dalane Kitzman, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Jan S Jensen, Susan Cheng, Kunihiro Matsushita, Suma H Konety, Aaron R Folsom, Thomas H Mosley, Jacqueline Wright, Gerardo Heiss, Scott D Solomon
BACKGROUND: -While age-associated changes in LV diastolic function are well-recognized, limited data exist characterizing measures of diastolic function in older adults, including both reference ranges reflecting the older adult population and prognostically relevant values for incident HF, as well as their associations with circulating biomarkers of heart failure (HF) risk. METHODS: -Among 5,801 elderly participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study (age range 67-90, mean age 76 ± 5, 42% male, 21% black), we determined the continuous association of diastolic measures (TDI e', E/e', and left atrial size) with concomitant NT-proBNP and subsequent HF hospitalization or death...
December 7, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925214/acute-and-chronic-effects-of-noradrenergic-enhancement-on-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-induced-neuroplasticity-in-humans
#15
Hsiao-I Kuo, Walter Paulus, Giorgi Batsikadze, Asif Jamil, Min-Fang Kuo, Michael A Nitsche
KEY POINTS: Chronic administration of the selective noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (NRI) reboxetine (RBX) increased and prolonged the long-term potentiation-like plasticity induced by anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for over 24 h. Chronic administration of RBX converted cathodal tDCS-induced long-term depression-like plasticity into facilitation for 120 min. Chronic noradrenergic activity enhancement on plasticity of the human brain might partially explain the delayed therapeutic impact of selective NRIs in depression and other neuropsychiatric diseases...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899297/validation-of-the-afp-model-as-a-predictor-of-hcc-recurrence-in-patients-with-viral-hepatitis-related-cirrhosis-who-had-received-a-liver-transplant-for-hcc
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Andrea Notarpaolo, Richard Layese, Paolo Magistri, Maria Gambato, Michele Colledan, Giulia Magini, Lucia Miglioresi, Alessandro Vitale, Giovanni Vennarecci, Cecilia D Ambrosio, Patrizia Burra, Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Stefano Fagiuoli, Marco Colasanti, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre, Arnoldo Andreoli, Umberto Cillo, Alexis Laurent, Sandrine Katsahian, Etienne Audureau, Françoise Roudot-Thoraval, Christophe Duvoux
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The AFP model was shown to be superior to the Milan criteria for predicting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after liver transplantation in a French population. Our aim was to test the AFP model in a non-French, post-hepatitic cirrhosis-based population of HCC candidates. METHODS: 574 patients transplanted for HCC in four Italian centers were studied. AFP score was assessed at the last evaluation before liver transplantation (LT). Probabilities of recurrence and survival were estimated by the log-rank test or competing risk analysis and compared according to the AFP model...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893697/morbidity-and-mortality-predictivity-of-nutritional-assessment-tools-in-the-postoperative-care-unit
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Şule Özbilgin, Volkan Hanc, Dilek Ömür, Mücahit Özbilgin, Mine Tosun, Serhan Yurtlu, Semih Küçükgüçlü, Atalay Arkan
The aim was to evaluate the nutritional situation of patients admitted to the Postoperative Acute Care Unit using classic methods of objective anthropometry, systemic evaluation methods, and Nutrition Risk in Critically Ill (NUTRIC) score, and to compare them as a predictor of morbidity and mortality.At admission to the postoperative care unit, patients undergoing various surgeries were assessed for the following items: Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), Nutritional Risk Index (NRI), Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS)-2002, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), and NUTRIC score, anthropometric measurements, serum total protein, serum albumin, and lymphocyte count...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892887/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-nonfatalcardiovascular-events-a-population-based-follow-up-study
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Hassan Khan, Nabil Jaffar, Rainer Rauramaa, Sudhir Kurl, Kai Savonen, Jari A Laukkanen
BACKGROUND: To examine the prognostic value of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with risk of first major nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and heart failure (HF) events. METHODS: Cardiorespiratory fitness, as measured by maximal oxygen uptake, was assessed at baseline in a prospective cohort of 2,089 men aged 42 to 61years. RESULTS: During a mean (SD) follow-up of 19.1(8.4) years, 522 nonfatal acute MI events, 198 acute all-cause nonfatal stroke events, and 221 nonfatal HF events were recorded...
November 2, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867511/is-tapentadol-different-from-classical-opioids-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Richard M Langford, Roger Knaggs, Paul Farquhar-Smith, Anthony H Dickenson
Tapentadol is a single molecule able to deliver analgesia by two distinct mechanisms, a feature which differentiates it from many other analgesics. Pre-clinical data demonstrate two mechanisms of action: mu-opioid receptor agonist activity and noradrenaline re-uptake inhibition. From these, one may predict that tapentadol would be applicable across a broad spectrum of pain from nociceptive to neuropathic. The evidence in animal models suggests that norepinephrine re-uptake inhibition (NRI) is a key mechanism and may even predominate over opioid actions in chronic (and especially neuropathic) pain states, reinforcing that tapentadol is different to classical opioids and may, therefore, be an a priori choice for the treatment of neuropathic and mixed pain...
November 2016: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863481/association-of-nutritional-status-related-indices-and-chemotherapy-induced-adverse-events-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Seung Hee Seo, Sung-Eun Kim, Yoon-Koo Kang, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Min-Hee Ryu, Jae Ho Jeong, Shin Sook Kang, Mihi Yang, Jung Eun Lee, Mi-Kyung Sung
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition in gastrectomized patients receiving chemotherapy is associated with the susceptibility to chemotherapy-related adverse events. This study evaluated pre-operative nutritional status-related indices associated with adverse events in post-operation gastric cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: Medical records of 234 gastrectomized patients under adjuvant tegafur/gimeracil/oteracil chemotherapy with extended lymph node dissection were analyzed...
November 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
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