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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350254/sacubitril-valsartan-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-a%C3%A2-retrospective-cohort-study
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R De Vecchis, C Ariano, G Di Biase, M Noutsias
BACKGROUND: The combination drug sacubitril/valsartan was reported to be superior to enalapril in reducing all-cause death, cardiovascular mortality, and heart failure (HF) hospitalizations in patients with cardiac insufficiency and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFREF) with NYHA class II-IV. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study aimed to assess the effects of sacubitril/valsartan in addition to a beta-blocker and mineral receptor antagonist (MRA) in a group of HFREF patients with NYHA class II-III HF vs...
January 19, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342032/angiomatosis-of-the-orbit-clinical-imaging-and-histologic-findings
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Kaveh Vahdani, Yoon-Duck Kim, Yeon-Lim Suh, Jeong Hee Kim
Angiomatosis is a complex vascular malformation that denotes a clinically extensive hemangioma, which either involves multiple tissue planes or extensively infiltrates 1 type of tissue. It is a rare condition characterized by diffuse proliferation of blood vessels admixed with fat and fibrotic tissue. Typically, this process involves the limbs in multiple tissue planes, including dermis, subcutis, muscle, and bone. In this report, the authors present the first case of angiomatosis infiltrating the orbit, controlled effectively with a combination of systemic steroids, radiation, and beta-blocker therapy...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340272/migraine-preventive-prescription-patterns-by-physician-specialty-in-ambulatory-care-settings-in-the-united-states
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Hiroko Takaki, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
Many adults with migraine who require preventive therapy are often not prescribed the proper medications. The most likely reason is that primary care physicians are unacquainted with preventive medications for migraine. The present study assessed the migraine-preventive prescription patterns in office visits using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2006 to 2009 in the United States. Patients who were 18 years or older and diagnosed with migraine were included in the analysis. In accordance with the recommendations of the headache guidelines, we included beta-blockers, antidepressants, triptans for short-term prevention of menstrual migraine, and other triptans for acute treatment...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339688/choice-of-treatment-based-on-turkish-hypertension-consensus-report-do-we-follow-the-recommendations
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Gülden Yürüyen, İlkim Deniz Toprak, Zeki Toprak, Murat Akarsu, Pınar Demir, Yücel Arman, Eylem Özgün Çil, Mustafa Özcan, Sedat Irmak, Özgür Altun, Şengül Aydın Yoldemir, Hasan Eruzun, Tufan Tükek
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine how often the recommendations of the Turkish Hypertension Consensus Report are followed, and to draw attention to the report. METHODS: The demographic information of 1000 patients diagnosed with hypertension and the details of the antihypertensive medications prescribed at the outpatient service of a tertiary care hospital were recorded, and the data were compared with the recommendations of the report. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 62±11 years...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338315/the-chronic-ischaemic-cardiovascular-disease-esc-pilot-registry-results-of-the-six-month-follow-up
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Michel Komajda, Mathieu Kerneis, Luigi Tavazzi, Serban Balanescu, Francesco Cosentino, Alberto Cremonesi, Roberto Ferrari, Serge Kownator, Hanna Szwed, Iveta Mintale, Zoran Olivari, Harald Rittger, Evgeny V Shlyakhto, Rimvydas Slapikas, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Marco Valgimigli, Eric Van Belle, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Wojciech Majda, Cécile Laroche, Aldo P Maggioni
Aim Chronic ischaemic cardiovascular disease (CICD) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The CICD Pilot Registry enrolled 2420 patients across 10 European Society of Cardiology countries prospectively to describe characteristics, management strategies and clinical outcomes in this setting. We report here the six-month outcomes. Methods and results From the overall population, 2203 patients were analysed at six months. Fifty-eight patients (2.6%) died after inclusion; 522 patients (23...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336066/medication-use-and-association-with-urinary-incontinence-in-women-data-from-the-norwegian-prescription-database-and-the-hunt-study
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Siri A Mauseth, Svetlana Skurtveit, Eva Skovlund, Arnulf Langhammer, Olav Spigset
AIMS: To investigate the association between medication use and urinary incontinence (UI) in women. METHODS: In a cross-sectional population-based study we analyzed questionnaire data on UI, including type and severity, from 21 735 women included in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) in Norway. These data were linked to data on filled prescriptions retrieved from the Norwegian Prescription Database. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to calculate the odds for having UI related to the number of filled prescriptions for selected drug groups during the 6 months prior to participation in HUNT, after adjustment for numerous confounding factors...
January 16, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332838/rapid-and-sensitive-tapered-capillary-microextraction-combined-to-on-line-sample-stacking-capillary-electrophoresis-for-extraction-and-quantification-of-two-beta-blockers-in-human-urine
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Shucheng Sun, Yujia Wang, Xin Liu, Rao Fu, Li Yang
A tapered-capillary microextraction (tCap-μEx) combining with field-amplified stacking (FASI) method for CE analysis was developed. The tCap-μEx method is based on the construction of a micro solid phase extraction (SPE) column by narrowing the end of a silica capillary from 530µm (inner diameter) to 20µm, enabling the packing of 45µm sorbent particles without a frit. Various parameters that may affect the microextraction and FASI-CE analysis have been investigated and optimized. This study shows that microextraction exhibits advantages of small sample and sorbent volumes (less than 200μL sample and 2μL sorbent) and fast extraction time of 6min...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331270/severe-beta-blocker-and-calcium-channel-blocker-overdose-role-of-high-dose-insulin
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Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Ansuya Deosaran, Pramod Reddy
A 54-year-old female presented after taking an overdose of an unknown amount of hydrochlorothiazide, doxazocin, atenolol and amlodipine. She was initially refractory to treatment with conventional therapy (intravenous fluids, activated charcoal, glucagon 5 mg followed with glucagon drip, calcium gluconate 10%, and atropine). Furthermore, insulin at 4 U/kg was not effective in improving her hemodynamics. Shortly after high dose insulin was achieved with 10 U/kg, there was dramatic improvement in hemodynamics resulting in three of five vasopressors being weaned off in 8 h...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327797/potassium-and-the-use-of-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-inhibitors-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-data-from-biostat-chf
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Joost C Beusekamp, Jasper Tromp, Haye H van der Wal, Stefan D Anker, John G Cleland, Kenneth Dickstein, Gerasimos Filippatos, Pim van der Harst, Hans L Hillege, Chim C Lang, Marco Metra, Leong L Ng, Piotr Ponikowski, Nilesh J Samani, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Hyperkalaemia is a common co-morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Whether it affects the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and thereby negatively impacts outcome is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association between potassium and uptitration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) and its association with outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 2516 patients from the BIOSTAT-CHF study, potassium levels were available in 1666 patients with HFrEF...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326185/enhancing-prescribing-of-guideline-recommended-medications-for-ischaemic-heart-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-interventions-targeted-at-healthcare-professionals
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Thang Nguyen, Hoa Q Nguyen, Niken N Widyakusuma, Thao H Nguyen, Tam T Pham, Katja Taxis
OBJECTIVES: Ischaemic heart diseases (IHDs) are a leading cause of death worldwide. Although prescribing according to guidelines improves health outcomes, it remains suboptimal. We determined whether interventions targeted at healthcare professionals are effective to enhance prescribing and health outcomes in patients with IHDs. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed and EMBASE for studies published between 1 January 2000 and 31 August 2017. We included original studies of interventions targeted at healthcare professionals to enhance prescribing guideline-recommended medications for IHDs...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325962/systematic-review-of-factors-influencing-surgical-performance-practical-recommendations-for-microsurgical-procedures-in-neurosurgery
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Evgenii Belykh, Naomi R Onaka, Iraklii T Abramov, Kaan Yağmurlu, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Robert F Spetzler, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
BACKGROUND: Microneurosurgical techniques involve complex manual skills and hand-eye coordination that require substantial training. Many factors affect microneurosurgical skills. The goal of this study was to use a systematic evidence-based approach to analyze the quality of evidence for intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence microneurosurgical performance and to make weighted practical recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of factors that may impact microsurgical performance was conducted using PubMed and Embase...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322605/declare-timi-58-participants-baseline-characteristics
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Itamar Raz, Ofri Mosenzon, Marc P Bonaca, Avivit Cahn, Eri T Kato, Michael G Silverman, Deepak L Bhatt, Lawrence A Leiter, Darren K McGuire, John Wilding, Ingrid Am Gause-Nilsson, Anna Maria Langkilde, Peter A Johansson, Marc S Sabatine, Stephen D Wiviott
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) outcome trials with new glucose lowering agents (GLA) are designed to prove CV safety in high CV risk populations. However, the level of CV risk differs greatly among trials, which may influence comparability and generalizability of results. AIM: We describe baseline characteristics of participants randomized in the Dapagliflozin Effect on CardiovascuLAR Events (DECLARE-TIMI 58) trial, the pivotal study to assess CV outcomes with dapagliflozin...
January 11, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318637/factors-increasing-the-risk-for-a-severe-reaction-in-anaphylaxis-an-analysis-of-data-from-the-european-anaphylaxis-registry
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Margitta Worm, Wojciech Francuzik, Jean-Marie Renaudin, Maria Beatrice Bilo, Victòria Cardona, Kathrin Scherer Hofmeier, Alice Köhli, Andrea Bauer, George Christoff, Ewa Cichocka-Jarosz, Thomas Hawranek, Jonathan O'B Hourihane, Lars Lange, Vera Mahler, Antonella Muraro, Nikolaos G Papadopoulos, Claudia Pföhler, Iwona Poziomkowska-Gęsicka, Franziska Ruëff, Thomas Spindler, Regina Treudler, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Sabine Dölle
BACKGROUND: Preventive measures to decrease the frequency and intensity of anaphylactic events are essential to provide optimal care for allergic patients. Aggravating factors may trigger or increase the severity of anaphylaxis and therefore need to be recognized and avoided. OBJECTIVE: To identify and prioritize factors associated with an increased risk of developing severe anaphylaxis. METHODS: Data from the Anaphylaxis Registry (122 centers in 11 European countries) was used in logistic regression models considering existing severity grading systems, elicitors, and symptoms to identify the relative risk of factors on the severity of anaphylaxis...
January 10, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318439/mind-the-gap-mismatches-between-clinicians-and-patients-in-heart-failure-medication-management
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Ken Lee Chin, Marina Skiba, Christopher M Reid, Andrew Tonkin, Ingrid Hopper, Justin A Mariani, Danny Liew
PURPOSE: Previous studies on the 'treatment gap' in patients with heart failure (HF) have focused either on prescribing or patients' adherence to prescribed treatment. This study sought to determine whether or not recent initiatives to close the gap have also minimised any mismatches between physicians' expectation of their patients' medications, medications in the patients' possession and their actual medication use. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational survey was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 in The Alfred Hospital HF clinic in Melbourne, Australia...
January 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316267/elderly-patients-with-suspected-chronic-digoxin-toxicity-a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-receiving-and-not-receiving-digoxin-fab
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Hooman Arbabian, Hwee Min Lee, Andis Graudins
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare clinical features of patients with elevated serum digoxin concentrations who were treated with digoxin-Fab with those where the immunotherapy was not given by a tertiary hospital toxicology service. METHODS: This was a retrospective series of patients with supratherapeutic serum digoxin concentrations referred to the toxicology service from August 2013 to October 2015. Data collected included demographics, presenting complaint, digoxin dose, other medications taken, serum digoxin, potassium and creatinine concentration on presentation and initial and post-digoxin-Fab heart rate...
January 8, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315692/comprehensive-review-of-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-drugs-and-related-agents
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Přemysl Mladěnka, Lenka Applová, Jiří Patočka, Vera Marisa Costa, Fernando Remiao, Jana Pourová, Aleš Mladěnka, Jana Karlíčková, Luděk Jahodář, Marie Vopršalová, Kurt J Varner, Martin Štěrba
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most developed countries of the world. Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and toxins can significantly contribute to the overall cardiovascular burden and thus deserve attention. The present article is a systematic overview of drugs that may induce distinct cardiovascular toxicity. The compounds are classified into agents that have significant effects on the heart, blood vessels, or both. The mechanism(s) of toxic action are discussed and treatment modalities are briefly mentioned in relevant cases...
January 5, 2018: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313593/a-patient-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-portal-hypertension-which-beta-blocker-to-use
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Rathindranath Sarkar, Rudrajit Paul, Debaditya Roy, Asim Saha, Tanmay Jyoti Sau, Jayati Mondal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312724/long-term-results-of-radiofrequency-maze-procedure-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-with-concomitant-mitral-surgery
#18
Chia-Chen Wu, Jen-Ping Chang, Mien-Cheng Chen, Cheng-I Cheng, Wen-Jung Chung
Background: The radiofrequency (RF) maze procedure can effectively restore sinus rhythm in most patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and mitral disease. However, long-term results and predictors for late AF recurrence are still under investigation. Methods: From December 1995 to November 2011, 207 consecutive patients with persistent AF and mitral disease underwent RF maze procedure and concomitant mitral surgery. The mean age was 54±12.4 year-old...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310230/effect-of-salinity-and-ph-on-the-calibration-of-the-extraction-of-pharmaceuticals-from-water-by-passil
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Hanna Męczykowska, Piotr Stepnowski, Magda Caban
High salinity and a relatively high pH are two factors characterizing the marine water environment, which is one of the main final reservoirs receiving pharmaceutical residues. The same factors have an undeniable impact on the extraction efficiency and kinetics of uptakes of polar analytes from water by sorbent-based passive sampling techniques. Recently, we presented a novel passive sampling technique, in which ionic liquids are applied as receiving phases for pharmaceutical monitoring in water (the Passive Sampling with Ionic Liquids technique)...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309742/abnormal-repolarization-duration-during-everyday-emotional-arousal-in-long-qt-syndrome-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Richard D Lane, Harry T Reis, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Karl B Kern, Jean Philippe Couderc, Arthur J Moss, Wojciech Zareba
BACKGROUND: Rare high arousal negative emotions are known triggers of sudden death in individuals with preexisting heart disease. Whether everyday fluctuations in emotional arousal influence arrhythmia risk is unknown. METHODS: We studied 160 patients with the congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS), 199 patients with coronary artery disease, and two groups of matched healthy volunteers (n=53 and 50, respectively). Three-day home visits including a 12-hour Holter recording each day were completed...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
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