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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781683/tuberculosis-non-communicable-disease-comorbidity-and-multimorbidity-in-public-primary-care-patients-in-south-africa
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Karl Peltzer
BACKGROUND:  Little is known about the prevalence of non-communicable disease (NCD) multimorbidity among tuberculosis (TB) patients in Africa.Aim and setting: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of NCD multimorbidity, its pattern and impact on adverse health outcomes among patients with TB in public primary care in three selected districts of South Africa. METHODS:  In a cross-sectional survey, new TB and TB retreatment patients were interviewed, and medical records assessed in consecutive sampling within 1 month of anti-TB treatment...
April 11, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779201/clinical-acceptability-of-trimetazidine-modified-release-80-mg-once-daily-versus-trimetazidine-modified-release-35-mg-twice-daily-in-stable-angina-pectoris
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Yuri M Pozdnyakov
INTRODUCTION: Trimetazidine (TMZ) is an anti-ischemic metabolic agent that has been shown to be efficacious in angina treatment, both in monotherapy and in combination. A new formulation of TMZ modified-release (MR) 80 mg was developed, which is to be taken once daily (od), instead of twice daily (bid) for the currently available TMZ MR 35 mg, with the aim of simplifying the medication regimen. METHODS: The present study was an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group phase III study with a 12-week treatment period...
May 19, 2018: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778671/international-study-of-comparative-health-effectiveness-with-medical-and-invasive-approaches-ischemia-trial-rationale-and-design
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David J Maron, Judith S Hochman, Sean M O'Brien, Harmony R Reynolds, William E Boden, Gregg W Stone, Sripal Bangalore, John A Spertus, Daniel B Mark, Karen P Alexander, Leslee Shaw, Jeffrey S Berger, T Bruce Ferguson, David O Williams, Robert A Harrington, Yves Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Prior trials comparing a strategy of optimal medical therapy with or without revascularization have not shown that revascularization reduces cardiovascular events in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD). However, those trials only included participants in whom coronary anatomy was known prior to randomization and did not include sufficient numbers of participants with significant ischemia. It remains unknown whether a routine invasive approach offers incremental value over a conservative approach with catheterization reserved for failure of medical therapy in patients with moderate or severe ischemia...
April 21, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778236/challenges-in-implementation-of-institutional-protocols-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Atman P Shah, Sandeep Nathan
The diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) encompasses ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation ACS (non-STEMI and unstable angina). In recent years, there have been improvements in the rates of death, cardiogenic shock, and recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with ACS, primarily due to the introduction of new pharmacological and interventional therapies, as well as the introduction of and adherence to new treatment guidelines. However, ACS still represents a considerable public health burden...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736333/from-in-silico-to-in-vitro-a-trip-to-reveal-flavonoid-binding-on-the-rattus-norvegicus-kir6-1-atp-sensitive-inward-rectifier-potassium-channel
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Alfonso Trezza, Vittoria Cicaloni, Piera Porciatti, Andrea Langella, Fabio Fusi, Simona Saponara, Ottavia Spiga
Background: ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channels (Kir), are a potassium channel family involved in many physiological processes. KATP dysfunctions are observed in several diseases such as hypoglycaemia, hyperinsulinemia, Prinzmetal angina-like symptoms, cardiovascular diseases. Methods: A broader view of the KATP mechanism is needed in order to operate on their regulation, and in this work we clarify the structure of the Rattus norvegicus ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8 (Kir6...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672210/prognostic-utility-of-stress-testing-and-cardiac-biomarkers-in-menopausal-women-at-low-to-intermediate-risk-for-coronary-artery-disease-smart-study-5-year-outcome
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Sahar S Abdelmoneim, Caroline A Ball, Francesca Mantovani, Mary E Hagen, Susan Eifert-Rain, Susan Wilansky, Ramon Castello, Patricia A Pellikka, Patricia J M Best, Sharon L Mulvagh
BACKGROUND: In women with low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), prognostic detection strategies have been controversial. We present the follow-up data of the SMART trial in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of contrast stress echocardiography (CSE), stress electrocardiogram (sECG), and serum biomarkers for prediction of cardiovascular events (CE) in peri/postmenopausal women at low to intermediate risk of CAD...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657587/impact-of-ranolazine-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
George Bazoukis, Gary Tse, Konstantinos P Letsas, Costas Thomopoulos, Katerina K Naka, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos, Xenophon Bazoukis, Paschalia Michelongona, Stamatis S Papadatos, Konstantinos Vlachos, Tong Liu, Michael Efremidis, Adrian Baranchuk, Stavros Stavrakis, Costas Tsioufis
Ranolazine is a new medication for the treatment of refractory angina. However, except its anti-anginal properties, it has been found to act as an anti-arrhythmic. The aim of our systematic review is to present the existing data about the impact of ranolazine in ventricular arrhythmias. We searched MEDLINE and Cochrane databases as well clinicaltrials.gov until September 1, 2017 to find all studies (clinical trials, observational studies, case reports/series) reported data about the impact of ranolazine in ventricular arrhythmias...
April 2018: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599504/left-main-coronary-artery-disease-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Carlos Collet, Davide Capodanno, Yoshinobu Onuma, Adrian Banning, Gregg W Stone, David P Taggart, Joseph Sabik, Patrick W Serruys
The advent of coronary angiography in the 1960s allowed for the risk stratification of patients with stable angina. Patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease have an increased risk of death related to the large amount of myocardium supplied by this vessel. Although coronary angiography remains the preferred imaging modality for the evaluation of left main coronary artery stenosis, this technique has important limitations. Angiograms of the left main coronary artery segment can be difficult to interpret, and almost one-third of patients can be misclassified when fractional flow reserve is used as the reference...
March 29, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531766/six-minute-walk-distance-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-compared-with-medical-therapy-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy
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Ralph A H Stewart, Dominika Szalewska, Amanda Stebbins, Hussein R Al-Khalidi, John G H Cleland, Andrzej Rynkiewicz, Mark H Drazner, Harvey D White, Daniel B Mark, Ambuj Roy, Dragana Kosevic, Miroslaw Rajda, Marek Jasinski, Chua Yeow Leng, Wiwun Tungsubutra, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Eric J Velazquez, Mark C Petrie
Background: In patients with ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction, coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may decrease mortality, but it is not known whether CABG improves functional capacity. Objective: To determine whether CABG compared with medical therapy alone (MED) increases 6 min walk distance in patients with ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction and coronary artery disease amenable to revascularisation. Methods: The Surgical Treatment in Ischemic Heart disease trial randomised 1212 patients with ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction to CABG or MED...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249438/clinical-outcome-according-to-spasm-type-of-single-coronary-artery-provoked-by-intracoronary-ergonovine-tests-in-patients-without-significant-organic-stenosis
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Dae-Won Kim, Sung-Ho Her, Youngkeun Ahn, Dong Il Shin, Seung Hwan Han, Dong-Soo Kim, Dong-Ju Choi, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Sang-Ho Jo, Seung-Woon Rha, Sang Hong Baek
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate clinical implications of single vessel coronary spasm provoked by intracoronary ergonovine provocation test in Korean population. METHOD: A total of 1248 patients who presented with single vessel coronary artery spasm induced by intracoronary ergonovine provocation test, excluding 1712 with negative spasms, multiple and mixed coronary artery spasms and missing data among 2960 patients in the VA-KOREA (Vasospastic Angina in Korea) registry, were classified into diffuse (n=705) and focal (n=543) groups...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126373/quality-assessment-in-percutaneous-coronary-interventions-the-qermid-belgian-pci-registry
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Claude Hanet, Marc J Claeys, Marc Carlier, Walter Desmet
BACKGROUND: The recent increase in the number of interventional cathlabs that followed a moratorium of several years has resulted in an abrupt increase in the number of PCI and a dilution of the experience per centre and per operator. METHODS: Based on data extracted from the national "Quality Oriented Electronic Registration of Medical Implant Devices" (QERMID) database, we compared the characteristics and outcome of patients treated in 2015 in the 21 newly (<3 years) approved PCI centres with those of patients treated in the 28 historical PCI centres...
November 10, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116618/treatment-of-stable-angina-with-a-new-fixed-dose-combination-of-ivabradine-and-metoprolol-effectiveness-and-tolerability-in-routine-clinical-practice
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Dimitar Divchev, Georg Stöckl
INTRODUCTION: In this prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study, the effectiveness and tolerability of the first fixed-dose combination (FDC) formulation of the selective heart rate reducing agent ivabradine and the beta-blocker metoprolol was evaluated in stable angina pectoris (AP) patients in a clinical practice setting. METHODS: Stable AP outpatients received a FDC of ivabradine and metoprolol (b.i.d.) for 4 months, in addition to cardiovascular standard therapy...
December 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030424/stable-coronary-syndromes-pathophysiology-diagnostic-advances-and-therapeutic-need
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REVIEW
Thomas J Ford, David Corcoran, Colin Berry
The diagnostic management of patients with angina pectoris typically centres on the detection of obstructive epicardial CAD, which aligns with evidence-based treatment options that include medical therapy and myocardial revascularisation. This clinical paradigm fails to account for the considerable proportion (approximately one-third) of patients with angina in whom obstructive CAD is excluded. This common scenario presents a diagnostic conundrum whereby angina occurs but there is no obstructive CAD (ischaemia and no obstructive coronary artery disease-INOCA)...
February 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981240/-recent-progresses-in-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia
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P van de Borne
There is a linear relationship between LDLcholesterol plasma concentration and coronary events, both in patients with stable angina pectoris and after an acute event. All medications that affect the lipid profile do not have a favorable effect on cardiovascular events (i.e. niacin, inhibitors of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein). Statins increase slightly the risk of type II diabetes in subjects at risk. We have also learnt that statins activate a transcription factor that increases LDL-cholesterol receptors, as well as a protein named " PCSK9 "...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927706/cardiovascular-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-pcsk9-inhibitor-evolocumab-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-and-the-effect-of-evolocumab-on-glycaemia-and-risk-of-new-onset-diabetes-a-prespecified-analysis-of-the-fourier-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marc S Sabatine, Lawrence A Leiter, Stephen D Wiviott, Robert P Giugliano, Prakash Deedwania, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Sabina A Murphy, Julia F Kuder, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, Basil S Lewis, Yehuda Handelsman, Armando Lira Pineda, Narimon Honarpour, Anthony C Keech, Peter S Sever, Terje R Pedersen
BACKGROUND: The proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor evolocumab reduced LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular events in the FOURIER trial. In this prespecified analysis of FOURIER, we investigated the efficacy and safety of evolocumab by diabetes status and the effect of evolocumab on glycaemia and risk of developing diabetes. METHODS: FOURIER was a randomised trial of evolocumab (140 mg every 2 weeks or 420 mg once per month) versus placebo in 27 564 patients with atherosclerotic disease who were on statin therapy, followed up for a median of 2·2 years...
December 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893753/a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-venous-stenting-with-conservative-treatment-in-patients-with-deep-venous-obstruction-research-protocol
#16
Timme Maj van Vuuren, Jorinde H H van Laanen, Maaike de Geus, Patty J Nelemans, Rick de Graaf, Cees H A Wittens
INTRODUCTION: Deep venous obstruction (DVO) has a great impact on quality of life (QoL) comparable to angina pectoris or chronic pulmonary disease. Post-thrombotic scar formation and May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) are the most common causes of DVO. Conventional treatment of DVO focuses on reducing pain or leg swelling by use of (pain) medication and therapeutic elastic stockings. In the past, a venous bypass was offered in severe post-thrombotic cases, but this procedure showed bad clinical and patency outcomes...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615051/the-pathway-to-consultation-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-exploring-anticipated-actions-between-the-onset-of-symptoms-and-face-to-face-encounter-with-a-healthcare-professional
#17
Gwenda Simons, Sophie Lumley, Marie Falahee, Kanta Kumar, Christian D Mallen, Rebecca J Stack, Karim Raza
BACKGROUND: When people first experience symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) they often delay seeking medical attention resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. This research assesses behaviours people might engage in prior to, or instead of, seeking medical attention and compares these with behaviours related to illnesses which are better publicised. METHODS: Thirty-one qualitative interviews with members of the general public explored intended actions in relation to two hypothetical RA vignettes (with and without joint swelling) and two non-RA vignettes (bowel cancer and angina)...
June 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350939/the-advancing-role-of-neuromodulation-for-the-management-of-chronic-treatment-refractory-pain
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REVIEW
Mohammed F Shamji, Cecile De Vos, Ashwini Sharan
Neuropathic pain is a common cause of disability and health care utilization. While judicious pharmacotherapy and management of comorbid psychological distress can provide for improved quality of life, some patients with treatment-refractory disease require more invasive therapies. Spinal cord stimulation can provide for improvement in pain and decrease in medication utilization, with level 1 evidence supporting its use across various pain etiologies including persistent postoperative neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic inoperable limb ischemia, treatment refractory angina, and painful diabetic neuropathy...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342139/exploring-the-link-between-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-inflammation-related-medical-conditions-an-epidemiological-examination
#19
Jack Tsai, Jianxun Shen
There have been few epidemiological studies exploring the link between PTSD and inflammation using population-based samples. This study examined the relation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and inflammation-related medical conditions using data from the 2013-2014 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Using a representative sample of 1,527 residents in New York City, the association between PTSD and 17 inflammation-related medical conditions were examined. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were conducted, adjusting for demographic characteristics and lifetime depression...
December 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339518/pain-interference-and-incident-medical-disorders-in-the-general-population
#20
Declan T Barry, Corey E Pilver Glenn, Rani A Hoff, Marc N Potenza
Objective: To investigate the longitudinal relationship between pain interference and incident general medical conditions in a nationally representative sample. Methods: Secondary data analysis comprising chi-square tests and binomial logistic regression analyses were performed on data obtained from the US National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions from 34,465 adult respondents who completed wave 1 (2000-2001) and wave 2 (2004-2005) data collection...
July 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
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