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Michelle C Williams, Alastair Moss, Edward Nicol, David E Newby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this study was to review the recent randomised controlled trials of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for patients with stable coronary artery disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial results and subsequent papers from the SCOT-HEART (Scottish COmputed Tomography of the HEART) and PROMISE (PROspective Multicentre Imaging Study for Evaluation of chest pain) trials have shown that CCTA is a safe and appropriate addition to standard care or alternative to functional testing...
2017: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446526/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-and-prehypertensive-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle modification is one of the cornerstones in the management of hypertension. According to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association, all patients with hypertension should adopt the following dietary advices: increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sodium reduction. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of different dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure in a systematic review including a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised trials...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446495/randomized-controlled-trial-of-high-volume-energy-drink-versus-caffeine-consumption-on-ecg-and-hemodynamic-parameters
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Emily A Fletcher, Carolyn S Lacey, Melenie Aaron, Mark Kolasa, Andrew Occiano, Sachin A Shah
BACKGROUND: Caffeine in doses <400 mg is typically not considered arrhythmogenic, but little is known about the additional ingredients in energy drinks. We evaluated the ECG and blood pressure (BP) effects of high-volume energy drink consumption compared with caffeine alone. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a randomized, double-blind, controlled, crossover study in 18 young, healthy volunteers. Participants consumed either 946 mL (32 ounces) of energy drink or caffeinated control drink, both of which contained 320 mg of caffeine, separated by a 6-day washout period...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445087/cardioprotection-by-mild-hypothermia-is-abolished-in-aged-mice
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Junjie Guo, Shuning Zhang, Leilei Ma, Hongtao Shi, Jianbing Zhu, Jian Wu, Yi An, Junbo Ge
Mild hypothermia (MH) renders the hearts resistant to ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury in animal experiments. Unexpectedly, this effect was not observed in recent clinical trials. The aged hearts in mice have been demonstrated to be more susceptible to IR injury. This study aimed to examine whether the cardioprotection of MH was abolished in aged mice. Young (Y, 3 months old) and aged (A, 20 months old) male C57BL/6 mice were randomized into six groups. Sham (Y-SHAM and A-SHAM) and control (Y-CON+IR and A-CON+IR) animals maintained core body temperature at 37°C ± 0...
April 26, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444964/randomized-clinical-trial-of-landiolol-hydrochloride-for-the-prevention-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-postoperative-complications-after-oesophagectomy-for-cancer
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T Ojima, M Nakamori, M Nakamura, M Katsuda, K Hayata, T Kato, J Kitadani, H Tabata, A Takeuchi, H Yamaue
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is common after oesophageal surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether landiolol hydrochloride was effective and safe in the prevention of atrial fibrillation after oesophagectomy, and to see whether a reduction in incidence of atrial fibrillation would reduce other postoperative complications. METHODS: This single-centre study enrolled patients scheduled for transthoracic oesophagectomy in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial between March 2013 and January 2016...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444178/shortening-cardioplegic-arrest-time-in-patients-undergoing-combined-coronary-and-valve-surgery-results-from-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-the-scat-trial
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Chris A Rogers, Radek Capoun, Lauren J Scott, Jodi Taylor, Anil Jain, Gianni D Angelini, Pradeep Narayan, M-Saadeh Suleiman, Kunal Sarkar, Raimondo Ascione
OBJECTIVES: Combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery requires a prolonged period of cardioplegic arrest (CA) predisposing to myocardial injury and postoperative cardiac-specific complications. The aim of this trial was to reduce the CA time in patients undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve surgery and assess if this was associated with less myocardial injury and related complications. METHODS: Participants were randomized to (i) coronary artery bypass grafting performed on the beating heart with cardiopulmonary bypass support followed by CA for the valve procedure (hybrid) or (ii) both procedures under CA (conventional)...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444174/catheter-ablation-for-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis-a-systematic-review
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Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Rui Providência, Konstantinos Bronis, Dirk G Dechering, Neil Srinivasan, Lars Eckardt, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is associated with a poor prognosis. Important features of CS include heart failure, conduction abnormalities, and ventricular arrhythmias. Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is often refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) and immunosuppression. Catheter ablation has emerged as a treatment option for recurrent VT. However, data on the efficacy and outcomes of VT ablation in this context are sparse. Methods and results: A systematic search was performed on PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane database (from inception to September 2016) with included studies providing a minimum of information on CS patients undergoing VT ablation: age, gender, VT cycle length, CS diagnosis criteria, and baseline medications...
April 21, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444078/expiratory-rib-cage-compression-in-mechanically-ventilated-adults-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Lúcia Faria Borges, Mateus Sasso Saraiva, Marcos Ariel Sasso Saraiva, Fabrício Edler Macagnan, Adriana Kessler
Objective: To review the literature on the effects of expiratory rib cage compression on ventilatory mechanics, airway clearance, and oxygen and hemodynamic indices in mechanically ventilated adults. Methods: Systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials in the databases MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, PEDro, and LILACS. Studies on adult patients hospitalized in intensive care units and under mechanical ventilation that analyzed the effects of expiratory rib cage compression with respect to a control group (without expiratory rib cage compression) and evaluated the outcomes static and dynamic compliance, sputum volume, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, peripheral oxygen saturation, and ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fraction of inspired oxygen were included...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444068/acute-bag-valve-breathing-maneuvers-plus-manual-chest-compression-is-safe-during-stable-septic-shock-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Clarissa Netto Blattner, Rafael Saldanha Dos Santos, Fernando Suparregui Dias, Alexandre Simões Dias, Régis Gemerasca Mestriner, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
Objective: To evaluate the effects of bag-valve breathing maneuvers combined with standard manual chest compression techniques on safety, hemodynamics and oxygenation in stable septic shock patients. Design: A parallel, assessor-blinded, randomized trial of two groups. A computer-generated list of random numbers was prepared by an independent researcher to allocate treatments. Setting: The Intensive Care Unit at Hospital São Lucas, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443949/is-reiki-or-prayer-effective-in-relieving-pain-during-hospitalization-for-cesarean-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Guilherme Augusto Rago Ferraz, Meline Rosseto Kron Rodrigues, Silvana Andrea Molina Lima, Marcelo Aparecido Ferraz Lima, Gabriela Lopes Maia, Carlos Alberto Pilan, Michelle Sako Omodei, Ana Cláudia Molina, Regina El Dib, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: This systematic review compared reiki and prayer with drug use for relieving pain during hospitalization for cesarean, given that the popularity of integrative medicine and spiritual healing has been increasing. It had the aim of evaluating whether reiki or prayer is effective in relieving pain during cesarean section. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review with meta-analysis conducted at Botucatu Medical School, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: The following databases were searched up to March 2016: MEDLINE, Embase, LILACS and CENTRAL...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443376/remote-ischemic-conditioning-and-renal-protection
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Georgios Giannopoulos, Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Vasiliki Panagopoulou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Michael W Cleman, Spyridon Deftereos
Over the course of the last 2 decades, the concept of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has attracted considerable research interest, because RIC, in most of its embodiments offers an inexpensive way of protecting tissues against ischemic damage inflicted by a number of medical conditions or procedures. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common side effect in the context of various medical procedures, and RIC has been suggested as a means of reducing its incidence. Outcomes regarding kidney function have been reported in numerous studies that evaluated the effects of RIC in a variety of settings (eg, cardiac surgery, interventions requiring intravenous administration of contrast media)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442955/no-preemptive-analgesic-effect-of-preoperative-ketorolac-administration-following-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-study
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Beatriz Nistal-Nuño
BACKGROUND: Experimental models using short-duration noxious stimuli have led to the concept of preemptive analgesia. Ketorolac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been shown to have a postoperative narcotic-sparing effect when given preoperatively and alternatively to not have this effect. This study was undertaken to determine whether a single intravenous (IV) dose of ketorolac would result in decreased postoperative pain and narcotic requirements. METHODS: In a double-blind, randomized controlled trial, 48 women undergoing abdominal hysterectomy were studied...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442159/cochrane-corner-antihypertensive-efficacy-of-beta-1-selective-beta-blockers-for-primary-hypertension
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Luís Nogueira-Silva, Pedro Sousa Marques, Maria João Lima
Beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension. This Cochrane systematic review assessed the effect of beta-1 selective beta blockers on blood pressure (BP), pulse pressure (PP), heart rate (HR) and withdrawal due to adverse effects in patients with primary hypertension. Fifty-six randomized placebo-controlled trials were included, with a total of 7812 patients. These drugs reduced systolic/diastolic BP by 10/8 mmHg, PP by 2 mmHg and HR by 11 bpm; no difference was found between treatment and placebo regarding withdrawal due to adverse effects...
April 22, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441155/do-triglyceride-lowering-drugs-decrease-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Kevin C Maki, Mary R Dicklin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the evidence supporting a relationship between lowering triglycerides (TGs) and TG-rich lipoprotein cholesterol (TGRL-C) levels and reduced atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Data from observational investigations, including studies of genetic variants, provide evidence consistent with a causal relationship between elevations in TG and TGRL-C and greater risk for ASCVD. Randomized controlled trial evidence of ASCVD risk reduction with therapies that substantially lower TG and TGRL-C is limited by the fact that no large-scale trial results have been published from a study that enrolled subjects selected specifically on the basis of TG or TGRL-C elevation, although three such trials are underway or in the planning stages...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440199/anti-hyperglycemic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-role-in-cardioprotection-during-the-last-decade
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Duygu Kocyigit, Kadri Murat Gurses, Muhammed Ulvi Yalcin, Lale Tokgozoglu
Type 2 diabetic patients are known to have a tendency to develop cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD), and related unfavourable outcomes such as heart failure, myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular events (eg. stroke), and related mortality. Long- term clinical trials have revealed contradictory findings regarding the relationship between glycemic control and CV benefits due to variations in the key characteristics of the study population. During the last decade, number of pharmacological agents used for glucose- lowering in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has increased owing to the introduction of dipeptidyl peptidase- IV (DPP- IV) inhibitors, glucagon- like peptide- 1 (GLP- 1) receptor agonists, and sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT- 2) inhibitors...
April 23, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439482/association-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-conduction-defects-on-electrocardiogram
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Muhammad A Mangi, Abdul M Minhas, Hiba Rehman, Furquan Pathan, Hong Liang, Sary Beidas
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a leading cause of liver disease in developed countries. The association of NAFLD with conduction defects is unknown. The aim of our study was to find whether an association exists between conduction defects and NAFLD. METHODS: This is a case-control retrospective study of 700 patients admitted to Orange Park Medical Center, Orange Park, Florida from 2009 to 2015. Patients with a history of alcohol use, congenital heart disease, infiltrative malignancy, and myocarditis were excluded from the study...
March 21, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438924/analysis-of-the-effects-on-the-qt-interval-of-a-gatifloxacin-containing-regimen-versus-standard-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Piero L Olliaro, Corinne Merle, Thuli Mthiyane, Boubacar Bah, Ferdinand Kassa, Evans Amukoye, Alimatou N' Diaye, Christian Perronne, Christian Lienhardt, Helen Mcilleron, Katherine Fielding
Background: The effects on ventricular repolarisation - recorded on the ECG as lengthening of the QT interval - of acute tuberculosis and those of standard and alternative anti-tuberculosis regimens are under-documented. A correction factor (QTc) is introduced to make the QT independent of the heart rate, translating into the slope of the regression line between QT and heart rate being close to zero.Methods: ECGs were performed pre- and 1-5 hours post-dosing (month 1, 2, end of treatment) around drugs' peak concentration time in tuberculosis patients treated with either the standard 6-month treatment (rifampicin and isoniazid for 6 months, pyrazinamide and ethambutol for 2 months; "control") or a test regimen with gatifloxacin, rifampicin and isoniazid given for 4 months (pyrazinamide for the first 2 months) as part of the OFLOTUB study, a randomized controlled trial conducted in five African countries...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438283/effects-of-prenatal-music-stimulation-on-fetal-cardiac-state-newborn-anthropometric-measurements-and-vital-signs-of-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J García González, M I Ventura Miranda, F Manchon García, T I Pallarés Ruiz, M L Marin Gascón, M Requena Mullor, R Alarcón Rodriguez, T Parron Carreño
BACKGROUND: Music has been used for medicinal purposes throughout history due to its variety of physiological, psychological and social effects. OBJECTIVE: To identify the effects of prenatal music stimulation on the vital signs of pregnant women at full term, on the modification of fetal cardiac status during a fetal monitoring cardiotocograph, and on anthropometric measurements of newborns taken after birth. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A randomized controlled trial was implemented...
May 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438121/leg-elevation-decreases-the-incidence-of-post-spinal-hypotension-in-cesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed Hasanin, Ahmed Aiyad, Ahmed Elsakka, Atef Kamel, Reham Fouad, Mohamed Osman, Ali Mokhtar, Sherin Refaat, Yasmin Hassabelnaby
BACKGROUND: Maternal hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section (CS). In this study we investigated the role of leg elevation (LE) as a method for prevention of post-spinal hypotension (PSH) for cesarean section. METHODS: One hundred and fifty full term parturients scheduled for CS were included in the study. Patients were randomized into two groups: Group LE (leg elevation group, n = 75) and group C (Control group, n = 75)...
April 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
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