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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/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/27927629/central-haemodynamics-and-prediction-of-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Konstantinos Rokkas, Athanassios Angelis, Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Zisis Kratiras, Christos Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: We investigated whether central hemodynamics predict major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in erectile dysfunction (ED) patients beyond traditional risk factors. METHODS: MACEs in relation to aortic pressures and augmentation index (AIx) were analyzed in 398 patients (mean age, 56 years) with ED but without established cardiovascular (CV) disease. RESULTS: During the mean follow-up period of 6.5 years, a total of 29 (6.5%) MACEs occurred...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922522/chronic-kidney-disease-predicts-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Jiannan Dai, Lei Xing, Jingbo Hou, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Jinwei Tian, Lin Lin, Lulu Li, Yinchun Zhu, Gonghui Zheng, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: The addition of cystatin C to creatinine in calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is known to improve the risk prediction for cardiovascular events. We sought to investigate the associations between eGFRs calculated by three Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations and coronary plaque phenotype by optical coherence tomography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed 181 nonculprit plaques from 116 coronary artery disease patients...
December 2, 2016: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920547/predictive-value-of-nt-probnp-for-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-comparison-with-the-grace-and-timi-risk-scores
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Dirk Aam Schellings, Ahmet Adiyaman, Jan-Henk E Dambrink, At Marcel Gosselink, Elvin Kedhi, Vincent Roolvink, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Arnoud Wj Van't Hof
BACKGROUND: The biomarker N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predicts outcome in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). Whether NT-proBNP has incremental prognostic value beyond established risk strategies is still questionable. PURPOSE: To evaluate the predictive value of NT-proBNP for 30-day mortality over and beyond the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) and Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk scores in patients with NSTE-ACS...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910803/the-prognostic-and-predictive-value-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-and-erg-protein-expression-in-prostate-cancer-biopsies
#6
Kasper Drimer Berg
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of prostate carcinoma (PCa) is very heterogeneous. Consequently, a personalised approach for risk stratification and treatment planning is important. Recently, it has become evident that PCa, also at the genomic level, is heterogeneous. An early and common alteration is the gene fusion between the transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) gene and the v-ets avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog (ERG) gene resulting in expression of the oncoprotein ERG...
December 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904903/prediction-of-severe-bleeding-after-coronary-surgery-the-will-bleed-risk-score
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Fausto Biancari, Debora Brascia, Francesco Onorati, Daniel Reichart, Andrea Perrotti, Vito G Ruggieri, Giuseppe Santarpino, Daniele Maselli, Giovanni Mariscalco, Riccardo Gherli, Antonino S Rubino, Marisa De Feo, Giuseppe Gatti, Francesco Santini, Magnus Dalén, Matteo Saccocci, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Juhani K E Airaksinen, Paola D'Errigo, Stefano Rosato, Francesco Nicolini
Severe perioperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with poor outcome. An additive score for prediction of severe bleeding was derived (n=2494) and validated (n=1250) in patients from the E-CABG registry. Severe bleeding was defined as E-CABG bleeding grades 2-3 (transfusion of >4 units of red blood cells or reoperation for bleeding). The overall incidence of severe bleeding was 6.4 %. Preoperative anaemia (3 points), female gender (2 points), eGFR <45 ml/min/1.73 m(2) (3 points), potent antiplatelet drugs discontinued less than five days (2 points), critical preoperative state (5 points), acute coronary syndrome (2 points), use of low-molecular-weight heparin/fondaparinux/unfractionated heparin (1 point) were independent predictors of severe bleeding...
December 1, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903539/outcome-implication-of-aortic-valve-area-normalized-to-body-size-in-asymptomatic-aortic-stenosis
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Christophe Tribouilloy, Yohann Bohbot, Sylvestre Maréchaux, Nicolas Debry, Quentin Delpierre, Marcel Peltier, Momar Diouf, Michel Slama, David Messika-Zeitoun, Dan Rusinaru
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines define severe aortic stenosis in patients with aortic valve area normalized to body surface area (AVA/BSA) <0.6 cm(2)/m(2); yet, this cutoff has never been validated. Moreover, it is not known whether AVA normalization to other body size indexes allows improved outcome prediction. We aim to test the value of AVA normalized to body size for outcome prediction in asymptomatic aortic stenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 289 patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis, preserved ejection fraction, and AVA<1...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899205/development-and-validation-of-the-new-icnarc-model-for-prediction-of-acute-hospital-mortality-in-adult-critical-care
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Paloma Ferrando-Vivas, Andrew Jones, Kathryn M Rowan, David A Harrison
PURPOSE: To develop and validate an improved risk model to predict acute hospital mortality for admissions to adult critical care units in the UK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 155,239 admissions to 232 adult critical care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland between January and December 2012 were used to develop a risk model from a set of 38 candidate predictors. The model was validated using 90,017 admissions between January and September 2013. RESULTS: The final model incorporated 15 physiological predictors (modelled with continuous nonlinear models), age, dependency prior to hospital admission, chronic liver disease, metastatic disease, haematological malignancy, CPR prior to admission, location prior to admission/urgency of admission, primary reason for admission and interaction terms...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898419/high-pulse-wave-velocity-defines-a-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-cohort-of-dialysis-patients-under-age-60
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João Pedro Ferreira, Nicolas Girerd, Bruno Pannier, Patrick Rossignol, Gerard M London
BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are at a high risk of cardiovascular mortality (CVM). In patients with ESRD, arterial stiffness increases at an earlier age when compared to the general population and this contributes to the overall risk of cardiovascular mortality. The main objective of this study was to clarify the interplay between age and cardiovascular alterations in ESRD. METHODS: Prospective, observational cohort study initiated in April 1987 until the end of 1998 with events recorded until the end of the year 2000 at the F...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Nephrology
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/27888487/mycotoxins-as-human-carcinogens-the-iarc-monographs-classification
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Vladimir Ostry, Frantisek Malir, Jakub Toman, Yann Grosse
Humans are constantly exposed to mycotoxins (e.g. aflatoxins, ochratoxins), mainly via food intake of plant and animal origin. The health risks stemming from mycotoxins may result from their toxicity, in particular their carcinogenicity. In order to prevent these risks, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon (France)-through its IARC Monographs programme-has performed the carcinogenic hazard assessment of some mycotoxins in humans, on the basis of epidemiological data, studies of cancer in experimental animals and mechanistic studies...
November 25, 2016: Mycotoxin Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881567/importance-of-assessing-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-clinical-practice-a-case-for-fitness-as-a-clinical-vital-sign-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Robert Ross, Steven N Blair, Ross Arena, Timothy S Church, Jean-Pierre Després, Barry A Franklin, William L Haskell, Leonard A Kaminsky, Benjamin D Levine, Carl J Lavie, Jonathan Myers, Josef Niebauer, Robert Sallis, Susumu S Sawada, Xuemei Sui, Ulrik Wisløff
Mounting evidence has firmly established that low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease, all-cause mortality, and mortality rates attributable to various cancers. A growing body of epidemiological and clinical evidence demonstrates not only that CRF is a potentially stronger predictor of mortality than established risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but that the addition of CRF to traditional risk factors significantly improves the reclassification of risk for adverse outcomes...
November 21, 2016: Circulation
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/27866655/prediction-of-cardiovascular-mortality-by-estimated-cardiorespiratory-fitness-independent-of-traditional-risk-factors-the-hunt-study
#15
Javaid Nauman, Bjarne M Nes, Carl J Lavie, Andrew S Jackson, Xuemei Sui, Jeff S Coombes, Steven N Blair, Ulrik Wisløff
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of estimated cardiorespiratory fitness (eCRF) and evaluate the additional contribution of traditional risk factors in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality prediction. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: The study included healthy men (n=18,721) and women (n=19,759) aged 30 to 74 years. A nonexercise algorithm estimated cardiorespiratory fitness. Cox proportional hazards models evaluated the primary (CVD mortality) and secondary (all-cause, ischemic heart disease, and stroke mortality) end points...
November 16, 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865177/association-of-plasma-xanthine-oxidoreductase-activity-with-severity-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#16
Yoichiro Otaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Daisuke Kinoshita, Miyuki Yokoyama, Tetsuya Takahashi, Taku Toshima, Takayuki Sugai, Takayo Murase, Takashi Nakamura, Satoshi Nishiyama, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Tetsuro Shishido, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress due to purine degradation is associated with the development of chronic heart failure (CHF). Xanthine oxidoreductase (XOR) is a rate-limiting enzyme of purine degradation that plays a key role in uric acid (UA) production with a resultant increase in reactive oxygen species. However, the relationship between plasma XOR activity and CHF severity and clinical outcome remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured XOR activity in 440 patients with CHF and 44 control subjects...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863979/comparative-prognostic-performance-of-definitions-of-prediabetes-a-prospective-cohort-analysis-of-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
#17
Bethany Warren, James S Pankow, Kunihiro Matsushita, Naresh M Punjabi, Natalie R Daya, Morgan Grams, Mark Woodward, Elizabeth Selvin
BACKGROUND: No consensus on definitions of prediabetes exists among international organisations. Analysis of associations with different definitions and clinical complications can inform the comparative value of different prediabetes definitions. We compared the risk of future outcomes across different prediabetes definitions based on fasting glucose concentration, HbA1c, and 2 h glucose concentration during over two decades of follow-up in the community-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
November 15, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855108/diagnostic-rules-and-algorithms-for-the-diagnosis-of-non-acute-heart-failure-in-patients-80%C3%A2-years-of-age-and-older-a-diagnostic-accuracy-and-validation-study
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Miek Smeets, Jan Degryse, Stefan Janssens, Catharina Matheï, Pierre Wallemacq, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Bert Aertgeerts, Bert Vaes
OBJECTIVES: Different diagnostic algorithms for non-acute heart failure (HF) exist. Our aim was to compare the ability of these algorithms to identify HF in symptomatic patients aged 80 years and older and identify those patients at highest risk for mortality. DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy and validation study. SETTING: General practice, Belgium. PARTICIPANTS: 365 patients with HF symptoms aged 80 years and older (BELFRAIL cohort)...
October 6, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852662/the-associations-of-blood-kidney-injury-molecule-1-and-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-with-progression-from-ckd-to-esrd
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Helen V Alderson, James P Ritchie, Sabrina Pagano, Rachel J Middleton, Menno Pruijm, Nicolas Vuilleumier, Philip A Kalra
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Elevated levels of urinary kidney injury molecule-1 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin are associated with negative outcomes in CKD. Our study aimed to explore the prognostic accuracy of blood levels of kidney injury molecule-1 and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin for progression to ESRD, major adverse cardiovascular events, and death in a large cohort of adult patients with all-cause nondialysis-dependent CKD stages 3-5. We considered whether these factors improve prediction in relation to traditional biomarkers and clinical parameters...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851845/society-of-thoracic-surgeons-score-variance-results-in-risk-reclassification-of-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Toby Rogers, Edward Koifman, Nirav Patel, Jiaxiang Gai, Rebecca Torguson, Paul Corso, Ron Waksman
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November 16, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
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