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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242982/-iron-a-miralcle-cure-for-chronic-cardiac-insufficiency
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REVIEW
Katrin Singler
Anemia and chronic heart failure are frequent comorbidities in geriatric patients. In approximately one third of older adults the cause of the anemia is an iron, vitamin B12 and/or folate deficiency and in another third a chronic inflammatory process is present. In the case of iron deficiency a differentiation must be made between the absolute and functional forms. Although in functional iron deficiency ferritin, as a parameter of iron metabolism, is within the normal range or can even be higher, an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is present...
December 14, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242981/a%C3%A2-new-look-at-the-heart-novel-imaging-techniques
#2
REVIEW
C M Johnston, A J Krafft, M F Russe, E A Rog-Zielinska
The development and successful implementation of cutting-edge imaging technologies to visualise cardiac anatomy and function is a key component of effective diagnostic efforts in cardiology. Here, we describe a number of recent exciting advances in the field of cardiology spanning from macro- to micro- to nano-scales of observation, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, optical mapping, photoacoustic imaging, and electron tomography. The methodologies discussed are currently making the transition from scientific research to routine clinical use, albeit at different paces...
December 14, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242727/evaluation-of-cadmium-zinc-telluride-detector-based-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-for-nuclear-cardiology-a-comparison-with-conventional-anger-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography
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Takanaga Niimi, Mamoru Nanasato, Mitsuo Sugimoto, Hisatoshi Maeda
Purpose: The differences in performance between the cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) camera or collimation systems and conventional Anger single-photon emission computed tomography (A-SPECT) remain insufficient from the viewpoint of the user. We evaluated the performance of the D-SPECT (Spectrum Dynamics, Israel) system to provide more information to the cardiologist or radiological technologist about its use in the clinical field. Materials and Methods: This study evaluated the performance of the D-SPECT system in terms of energy resolution, detector sensitivity, spatial resolution, modulation transfer function (MTF), and collimator resolution in comparison with that of A-SPECT (Bright-View, Philips, Japan)...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242239/defining-quality-in-cardiovascular-imaging-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#4
REVIEW
Leslee J Shaw, Ron Blankstein, Jill E Jacobs, Jonathon A Leipsic, Raymond Y Kwong, Viviany R Taqueti, Rob S B Beanlands, Jennifer H Mieres, Scott D Flamm, Thomas C Gerber, John Spertus, Marcelo F Di Carli
The aims of the current statement are to refine the definition of quality in cardiovascular imaging and to propose novel methodological approaches to inform the demonstration of quality in imaging in future clinical trials and registries. We propose defining quality in cardiovascular imaging using an analytical framework put forth by the Institute of Medicine whereby quality was defined as testing being safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, equitable, and efficient. The implications of each of these components of quality health care are as essential for cardiovascular imaging as they are for other areas within health care...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241491/data-sharing-and-cardiology-platforms-and-possibilities
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REVIEW
Pranammya Dey, Joseph S Ross, Jessica D Ritchie, Nihar R Desai, Sanjeev P Bhavnani, Harlan M Krumholz
Sharing deidentified patient-level research data presents immense opportunities to all stakeholders involved in cardiology research and practice. Sharing data encourages the use of existing data for knowledge generation to improve practice, while also allowing for validation of disseminated research. In this review, we discuss key initiatives and platforms that have helped to accelerate progress toward greater sharing of data. These efforts are being prompted by government, universities, philanthropic sponsors of research, major industry players, and collaborations among some of these entities...
December 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241314/perioperative-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-urologic-surgery-where-do-we-stand-with-current-literature
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Richard Naspro, Lori B Lerner, Roberta Rossini, Michele Manica, Henry H Woo, Ross J Calopedos, Cecilia M Cracco, Cesare M Scoffone, Thomas R Herrmann, Jean J de la Rosette, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Luigi F DA Pozzo
INTRODUCTION: The number of patients on chronic anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy requiring endoscopic urological surgery is increasing worldwide. Therefore, there is a strong demand to standardize the peri-operative treatment of this cohort of patients, both from a surgical and cardiological point of view, balancing the risks of bleeding versus thrombosis, and the important possible clinical and medical legal repercussions therein. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Although literature is scarce and the quality of evidence quite low, in line with other surgical specialties, guidelines and recommendations for the management of urological patients have begun to emerge...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240607/the-clinical-impact-of-cardiology-consultation-prior-to-major-vascular-surgery
#7
Frank M Davis, Yeo June Park, Scott F Grey, Anna E Boniakowski, M Ashraf Mansour, Krishna M Jain, Timothy Nypaver, Michael Grossman, Hitinder Gurm, Peter K Henke
OBJECTIVE: To understand statewide variation in preoperative cardiology consultation prior to major vascular surgery and to determine whether consultation was associated with differences in perioperative myocardial infarction (poMI). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Medical consultation prior to major vascular surgery is obtained to reduce perioperative risk. Despite perceived benefit of preoperative consultation, evidence is lacking specifically for major vascular surgery on the effect of preoperative cardiac consultation...
January 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239470/nutritional-knowledge-and-body-mass-index-a-cross-sectional-study
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Julia Luzzi Valmórbida, Maíra Ribas Goulart, Fernanda Michielin Busnello, Lúcia Campos Pellanda
OBJECTIVE: To verify the knowledge about food and nutrition and its association with the nutritional status of obese patients with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and to identify the relationship between information sources and level of knowledge. METHOD: Cross-sectional study that included 263 outpatients of a cardiology referral hospital in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The participants filled out a questionnaire on socioeconomic data and knowledge about food and nutrition and had their nutritional status evaluated by body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-hip ratio (WHR)...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238981/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcome-of-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload-in-a-mixed-intensive-care-unit-population-a-nested-case-control-study
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Joachim J Bosboom, Robert B Klanderman, Maarten Zijp, Markus W Hollmann, Denise P Veelo, Jan M Binnekade, Bart F Geerts, Alexander P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO) in a cohort of mixed intensive care unit patients and to compare risk factors with those for cardiac overload in the absence of transfusion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, patients who developed TACO were compared using multivariate analysis of two control groups: patients without pulmonary deterioration who received transfusion and patients who developed circulatory overload in the absence of transfusion...
December 13, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238421/anchoring-vignettes-in-eq-5d-5l-questionnaire-validation-of-a-new-instrument
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Danila Azzolina, Clara Minto, Stefania Boschetto, Matteo Martinato, Barbara Bauce, Sabino Iliceto, Dario Gregori
Background: Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is an indicator of patient's physical, psychological and social life. HRQoL is influenced by experience, beliefs, perceptions and expectations, and measures subjective perspective of the patient himself. EQ-5D-5L and SF-12 questionnaires are validated instruments useful to measure HRQoL, increasingly administered in electronic formats. Objective: The main purpose is to evaluate the feasibility of anchoring vignettes for the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire, with the aim to improve intergroup comparability of responses among different subjects...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238170/adherence-to-treatment-and-evaluation-of-disease-and-therapy-knowledge-in-lebanese-hypertensive-patients
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Hanine Abbas, Mazen Kurdi, Myriam Watfa, Rita Karam
Background: Adherence to treatment, healthy lifestyle, physical activities, smoking, diet, and salt intake are important factors to control for an effective decrease in blood pressure (BP) values for patients diagnosed with essential hypertension (HT). The aim of this work was to study the adherence to antihypertensive treatment and factors predicting this behavior in Lebanese patients. In addition, we evaluated the extent of patient's knowledge and perceptions about HT, risk factors, and medication side effects...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237950/occupational-doses-of-cardiologists-in-cath-labs-and-simulation-method
#12
REVIEW
Reza Fardid, Fatemeh Mirzadeh, Hadi Rezaei
In recent years, using the ionizing radiation in the interventional cardiology has been increased; this is because of the rapid growth of the number of interventional procedures and the high levels of radiation dose in these examinations. Therefore, it is necessary to develop procedures for managing the use of fluoroscopy radiation to ensure that patients and personnel are not exposed to excessive levels of radiation. It seems that by the new generation devices of fluoroscopy that are equipped with a real dosimeters or dose area product (DAP)-meter which are able to record the produced dose rate in the area of patient's body in each procedure, it is possible to calculate the cardiologist dose with simulation...
October 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237767/a-new-method-to-characterize-function-of-the-drosophila-heart-by-means-of-optical-flow
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Hauke Mönck, David Toppe, Eva Michael, Stephan Sigrist, Vincent Richter, Diana Hilpert, Davide Raccuglia, Marina Efetova, Martin Schwärzel
The minuteness of Drosophila poses a challenge to quantify performance of its tubular heart and computer-aided analysis of its beating heart has evolved as a resilient compromise between instrumental costs and data robustness. Here, we introduce an optical flow algorithm (OFA) that continuously registers coherent movement within videos of the beating Drosophila heart and uses this information to subscribe the time course of observation with characteristic phases of cardiac contraction or relaxation. We report that the OFA combines high discriminatory power with robustness to characterize the performance of the Drosophila tubular heart using indicators from human cardiology...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237417/red-cell-distribution-width-associated-with-adverse-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#14
Yueh-An Lu, Pei-Chun Fan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Ya-Chung Tian, Chih-Wei Yang, Yung-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsiang Chang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated that red cell distribution width (RDW) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often anemic and have high RDW levels. In this study, we investigated the effect of RDW on major composite CV outcomes among patients with CKD. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with CKD who were admitted to the department of cardiology of a tertiary hospital in 2011...
December 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237073/frequencies-of-borderline-pulmonary-hypertension-before-and-after-the-detect-algorithm-results-from-a-prospective-systemic-sclerosis-cohort
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Anna-Maria Hoffmann-Vold, Håvard Fretheim, Øyvind Midtvedt, Karin Kilian, Marianne Angelshaug, Asad Chaudhary, Ragnar Gunnarsson, Cathrine Brunborg, Torhild Garen, Arne K Andreassen, Einar Gude, Øyvind Molberg
Objective: The DETECT algorithm was developed for screening patients with SSc at high risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We evaluated the impact of this algorithm in a SSc population. Methods: Patients from the unselected, prospective Oslo University Hospital SSc study were divided into the Early and DETECT cohorts, respectively, depending on whether an incident right heart catheterization (RHC) was performed before (2009-13) or after (2014-17) the DETECT algorithm was instituted...
December 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236965/management-errors-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-prevalence-sources-and-consequences
#16
Rachael Cordina, Subha Nasir Ahmad, Irina Kotchetkova, Gry Eveborn, Lynne Pressley, Julian Ayer, Richard Chard, David Tanous, Peter Robinson, Jens Kilian, John E Deanfield, David S Celermajer
Aims: Improved survival has resulted in increasing numbers and complexity of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD). International guidelines recommend specialized care but many patients are still not managed at dedicated ACHD centres. This study analysed referral sources and appropriateness of management for patients referred to our tertiary ACHD Centre over the past 3 years. Methods and results: We compared differences in care between patients referred from paediatric/ACHD-trained vs...
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236644/the-less-is-more-crusade-are-we-overmedicalizing-or-oversimplifying
#17
Lisa Rosenbaum
They called me Ms. Appropriate. When I was a cardiology fellow, health care costs were skyrocketing, and I considered devoting my career to curbing inappropriate use of medical resources. My first target, as a supervisor of cardiac stress tests, was referrals of patients for unnecessary testing —..
December 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236147/-platelet-inhibition-in-elderly-patients
#18
A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) using predominantly acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is the baseline anti-thrombotic therapy in primary as well as secondary prevention of atherosclerotic disease. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the cornerstone of maintenance medication following elective percutaneous coronary interventions or acute coronary syndromes (ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina pectoris). In the past the duration of DAPT in particular has been frequently discussed...
December 13, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233488/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-risk-from-evidence-to-experience-in-cardiology
#19
Olga Mediano, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Francisco García-Río
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 7, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232248/endocarditis-in-the-setting-of-idu-multidisciplinary-management
#20
Bobby Yanagawa, Anees Bahji, Wiplove Lamba, Darrell H Tan, Asim Cheema, Ishba Syed, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to provide a brief overview of the medical and surgical management of infective endocarditis secondary to IDU, with a focus on the underlying substance use disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with infective endocarditis secondary to IDU are often young with unique comorbidities including mental illness, chronic hepatitis C, HIV infection, which are often compounded by limited social and familial supports. The focus of management has been treatment of endocarditis using IV antibiotics alongside surgery...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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