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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22917748/atrial-remodeling-in-varying-clinical-substrates-within-beating-human-hearts-relevance-to-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Saurabh Kumar, Andrew W Teh, Caroline Medi, Peter M Kistler, Joseph B Morton, Jonathan M Kalman
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in human beating hearts. AF initiates self-perpetuating changes in electrophysiology, structure and functional properties of the atria, a phenomenon known as atrial remodeling. Hypertension, heart failure, valvular heart disease, sleep apnea, congenital heart disease are well known risk factors for AF that contribute to the development of atrial substrate. There is some evidence that reversal of atrial remodeling is possible with correction of antecedent conditions, however the timing of the intervention or upstream therapy may be critical...
October 2012: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20021523/vagal-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-prevalence-and-ablation-outcome-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Raphael Rosso, Paul B Sparks, Joseph B Morton, Peter M Kistler, Jitendra K Vohra, Karen Halloran, Caroline Medi, Jonathan M Kalman
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of vagal and adrenergic atrial fibrillation (AF) and the success rate of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) are not well defined. We investigated the prevalence of vagal and adrenergic AF and the ablation success rate of antral pulmonary vein isolation (APVI) in patients with these triggers compared with patients with random AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred and nine consecutive patients underwent APVI due to symptomatic drug refractory paroxysmal AF...
May 2010: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/19948776/the-secrets-of-the-long-livers-in-mediterranean-islands-the-medis-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Eleni Tourlouki, Evangelos Polychronopoulos, Akis Zeimbekis, Nikos Tsakountakis, Vassiliki Bountziouka, Eirini Lioliou, Eftichia Papavenetiou, Anna Polystipioti, George Metallinos, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Efthimios Gotsis, Antonia-Leda Matalas, Christos Lionis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present work was to evaluate various socio-demographic, clinical, lifestyle and psychological characteristics of elderly (> 65 years) and very elderly (> 90 years) individuals without known cardiovascular disease. METHODS: During 2005-7, 1190 elderly (aged > 65) men and women (from Cyprus, Mitilini, Samothraki, Cephalonia, Crete, Lemnos, Corfu and Zakynthos) were randomly enrolled. Socio-demographic, clinical, psychological and lifestyle factors were assessed using standard questionnaires and procedures...
December 2010: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17000352/management-of-phantom-pain-with-a-textile-electromagnetically-acting-stump-liner-a-randomized-double-blind-crossover-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Uwe Kern, Bernd Altkemper, Matthias Kohl
The treatment of phantom pain is frequently dissatisfying. We wanted to find out whether an electromagnetically shielding stump stocking interwoven with metal (medipro(R)Liner RELAX [medi Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany]) could have a positive effect on phantom pain. A double-blind, randomized, crossover trial in a total of 30 leg amputees compared the experimental (=verum) silicon liner (VL) fitted to the amputation stump with a dummy (=placebo) liner (PL). Each liner was worn for two weeks after a two-week baseline period...
October 2006: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16797444/cognitive-behavioral-interventions-for-physical-symptom-management-in-pediatric-palliative-medicine
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REVIEW
Dunya Yaldoo Poltorak, Ethan Benore
The alleviation of symptoms, with the ultimate intention of improvement of quality of life, is a fundamental component of pediatric palliative medi-cine. Psychological factors can exacerbate physical symptoms or influence the perception of symptoms in children with advanced disease. Cognitive-behavioral interventions have yielded positive outcomes for the management of symptoms across various disease populations. There is a paucity of evidence specific to the application of these interventions in pediatric palliation, although evidence-based treatments developed through investigation of other disease populations can be applied in pediatric palliation...
July 2006: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
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