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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054840/contemporary-risk-stratification-after-myocardial-infarction-in-the-community-performance-of-scores-and-incremental-value-of-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2
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Yariv Gerber, Susan A Weston, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Allan S Jaffe, Sheila M Manemann, Ruoxiang Jiang, Véronique L Roger
BACKGROUND: Current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend the GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) and TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) scores to assess myocardial infarction (MI) prognosis. Changes in the epidemiological characteristics of MI and the availability of new biomarkers warrant an assessment of the performance of these scores in contemporary practice. We assessed the following: (1) the performance of GRACE and TIMI to predict 1-year mortality in a cohort of patients stratified by ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) and non-STEMI (NSTEMI) and (2) the incremental discriminatory power of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2, a myocardial fibrosis biomarker...
October 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054389/optimizing-surgical-quality-datasets-to-care-for-older-adults-lessons-from-the-american-college-of-surgeons-nsqip-geriatric-surgery-pilot
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Julia R Berian, Lynn Zhou, Melissa A Hornor, Marcia M Russell, Mark E Cohen, Emily Finlayson, Clifford Y Ko, Thomas N Robinson, Ronnie A Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Surgical quality datasets can be better tailored toward older adults. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot collected risk factors and outcomes in 4 geriatric-specific domains: cognition, decision-making, function, and mobility. This study evaluated the contributions of geriatric-specific factors to risk adjustment in modeling 30-day outcomes and geriatric-specific outcomes (postoperative delirium, new mobility aid use, functional decline, and pressure ulcers)...
September 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054308/acc-aats-aha-ase-eacts-hvs-sca-scai-scct-scmr-sts-2017-appropriate-use-criteria-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-appropriate-use-criteria-task-force-american-association-for-thoracic-surgery
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053407/lung-rads-pushing-the-limits
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Maria D Martin, Jeffrey P Kanne, Lynn S Broderick, Ella A Kazerooni, Cristopher A Meyer
In response to the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the coverage decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for lung cancer screening (LCS) computed tomography (CT), the American College of Radiology introduced the Lung CT Screening Reporting and Data System (Lung-RADS) in 2014 to standardize the reporting and management of screening-detected lung nodules. As with many first-edition guidelines, questions arise when such reporting systems are used in daily practice...
October 20, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051721/a-comparison-of-medical-education-in-germany-and-the-united-states-from-applying-to-medical-school-to-the-beginnings-of-residency
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Dmitry Zavlin, Kevin T Jubbal, Jonas G Noé, Bernd Gansbacher
Both Germany and the United States of America have a long tradition of science and medical excellence reaching back as far as the nineteenth century. The same tribute must be paid to the medical educational system in both countries. Despite significant initial similarities and cross-inspiration, the paths from enrolling in a medical university to graduating as a medical doctor in Germany and the US seem to have become much different. To fill a void in literature, the authors' objective therefore is to delineate both structures of medical education in an up-to-date review and examine their current differences and similarities...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051019/the-american-college-of-preventive-medicine-policy-recommendations-on-public-health-funding
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Andrew S Karasick, Samuel Peik
The American College of Preventive Medicine Policy Committee makes policy guidelines and recommendations on Preventive Medicine and Public Health topics for Public Health decision makers. After a review of the current evidence available in 2016, the College is providing policy recommendations designed to inform public health investment. The American College of Preventive Medicine advocates for policies that recognize the health and economic value of public health funding and promote investment in these vital capabilities...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050979/comparison-of-3-risk-estimators-to-guide-initiation-of-statin-therapy-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Sandra Ofori, Sotonye Dodiyi-Manuel, Maclean R Akpa
BACKGROUND: Among high-risk individuals, statins are beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In Nigeria, currently, there are no CVD prevention guidelines, so the use of CVD risk estimation to guide statin therapy is left to the discretion of the physician. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare 3 CVD risk estimation tools in the evaluation of patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in Nigeria. METHODS: Cross-sectional study involving 295 patients with any CVD risk factors but not taking statins...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050840/recommendations-for-the-use-of-methotrexate-in-psoriatic-arthritis
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Juan D Cañete, Rafael Ariza-Ariza, Sagrario Bustabad, Concepción Delgado, Cristina Fernández-Carballido, José Francisco García Llorente, Estíbaliz Loza, Carlos Montilla, Antonio Naranjo, José A Pinto, Rubén Queiro, Julio Ramírez, Jesús Tornero-Molina
OBJECTIVES: To develop recommendations for the management of methotrexate (MTX) in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), based on best evidence and experience. METHODS: A group of 12 experts on MTX use was selected. The coordinators formulated 14 questions about the use of MTX in PsA patients (indications, efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness). A systematic review was conducted to answer the questions. Using this information, inclusion and exclusion criteria were established, as were the search strategies (Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were searched)...
October 16, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050627/outcomes-for-the-commercial-use-of%C3%A2-self-expanding-prostheses-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-report-from-the-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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Paul Sorajja, Susheel Kodali, Michael J Reardon, Wilson Y Szeto, Stanley J Chetcuti, James Hermiller, Sharla Chenoweth, David H Adams, Jeffrey J Popma
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to compare the outcomes of commercial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the repositionable Evolut R platform to those observed with the CoreValve device in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry. BACKGROUND: TAVR continues to evolve, with rapid adoption of iterative changes for commercial practice. Insight into the outcomes of this adoption is needed...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050623/death-and-dialysis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-an-analysis-of-the-sts-acc-tvt-registry
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James W Hansen, Andrew Foy, Pradeep Yadav, Ian C Gilchrist, Mark Kozak, Amanda Stebbins, Roland Matsouaka, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Alice Wang, Dee Dee Wang, Marvin H Eng, Adam B Greenbaum, William O O'Neill
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to elucidate the true incidence of renal replacement therapy (RRT) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: There is a wide discrepancy in the reported rate of RRT after TAVR (1.4% to 40%). The true incidence of RRT after TAVR is unknown. METHODS: The STS/ACC TVT (Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy) registry was linked to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid database to identify all patients that underwent TAVR from November 2011 through September 2015 and their outcomes...
October 23, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050534/low-copy-numbers-of-complement-c4-and-homozygous-deficiency-of-c4a-may-predispose-to-severe-disease-and-earlier-disease-onset-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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M Jüptner, F Flachsbart, A Caliebe, W Lieb, S Schreiber, R Zeuner, A Franke, J O Schröder
Objectives Low copy numbers and deletion of complement C4 genes are potent risk factors for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, it is not known whether this genetic association affects the clinical outcome. We investigated C4 copy number variation and its relationship to clinical and serological features in a Northern European lupus cohort. Methods We genotyped the C4 gene locus using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based TaqMan assays in 169 patients with SLE classified according to the 1997 revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria and in 520 matched controls...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050507/effectiveness-of-an-overall-progressive-resistance-strength-program-for-improving-the-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Felipe Martinelli Lourenzi, Anamaria Jones, Daniele Freitas Pereira, João Henrique Costa Alves Dos Santos, Rita Nely Vilar Furtado, Jamil Natour
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of overall progressive resistance training in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial with blinded assessor and intention-to-treat analysis. SETTING: Outpatient clinics. SUBJECTS: Sixty patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged between 18 and 65 years old, under stable medication and not performing regular physical activity were randomized into two groups: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG)...
November 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049530/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-among-otolaryngology-patients-vs-general-surgery-and-plastic-surgery-patients
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John D Cramer, Amanda E Dilger, Alex Schneider, Stephanie Shintani Smith, Sandeep Samant, Urjeet A Patel
Importance: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, is the number 1 cause of preventable death in surgical patients. Current guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians provide VTE prevention recommendations that are specific to individual surgical subspecialties; however, no guidelines exist for otolaryngology. Objective: To examine the rate of VTE for various otolaryngology procedures compared with an established average-risk field (general surgery) and low-risk field (plastic surgery)...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049457/association-of-patient-frailty-with-increased-morbidity-after-common-ambulatory-general-surgery-operations
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Carolyn D Seib, Holly Rochefort, Kathryn Chomsky-Higgins, Jessica E Gosnell, Insoo Suh, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Emily Finlayson
Importance: Frailty is a measure of decreased physiological reserve that is associated with morbidity and mortality in major elective and emergency general surgery operations, independent of chronological age. To date, the association of frailty with outcomes in ambulatory general surgery has not been established. Objective: To determine the association between frailty and perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing ambulatory general surgery operations. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 140 828 patients older than 40 years of age from the 2007-2010 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Participant Use File who underwent ambulatory and 23-hour-stay hernia, breast, thyroid, or parathyroid surgery...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049454/association-of-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Foram N Ashar, Yiyi Zhang, Ryan J Longchamps, John Lane, Anna Moes, Megan L Grove, Josyf C Mychaleckyj, Kent D Taylor, Josef Coresh, Jerome I Rotter, Eric Boerwinkle, Nathan Pankratz, Eliseo Guallar, Dan E Arking
Importance: Mitochondrial dysfunction is a core component of the aging process and may play a key role in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNA-CN), which represents the number of mitochondria per cell and number of mitochondrial genomes per mitochondrion, is an indirect biomarker of mitochondrial function. Objective: To determine whether mtDNA-CN, measured in an easily accessible tissue (buffy coat/circulating leukocytes), can improve risk classification for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and help guide initiation of statin therapy for primary prevention of CVD...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049425/comparison-of-internal-medicine-and-general-surgery-residents-assessments-of-risk-of-postsurgical-complications-in-surgically-complex-patients
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James M Healy, Kimberly A Davis, Kevin Y Pei
Importance: Anticipating postsurgical complications is a vital physician skill, particularly when counseling surgically complex patients on their risks of intervention. Although internists and surgeons both counsel patients on surgical risks, it is uncertain who is better equipped to accurately anticipate surgical complications. Objective: To examine how internal medicine and general surgery trainees compare in their assessment of risk of surgically complex patients...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049424/diagnostic-accuracy-of-virtual-pathology-vs-traditional-microscopy-in-a-large-dermatopathology-study
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Michael N Kent, Thomas G Olsen, Theresa A Feeser, Katherine C Tesno, John C Moad, Michael P Conroy, Mary Jo Kendrick, Sean R Stephenson, Michael R Murchland, Ayesha U Khan, Elizabeth A Peacock, Alexa Brumfiel, Michael A Bottomley
Importance: Digital pathology represents a transformative technology that impacts dermatologists and dermatopathologists from residency to academic and private practice. Two concerns are accuracy of interpretation from whole-slide images (WSI) and effect on workflow. Studies of considerably large series involving single-organ systems are lacking. Objective: To evaluate whether diagnosis from WSI on a digital microscope is inferior to diagnosis of glass slides from traditional microscopy (TM) in a large cohort of dermatopathology cases with attention on image resolution, specifically eosinophils in inflammatory cases and mitotic figures in melanomas, and to measure the workflow efficiency of WSI compared with TM...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049200/subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-history-of-cardiovascular-events-in-italian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-a-cross-sectional-multicenter-girrcs-gruppo-italiano-di-ricerca-in-reumatologia-clinica-e-sperimentale-study
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Piero Ruscitti, Domenico Paolo Emanuele Margiotta, Federica Macaluso, Daniela Iacono, Francesca D'Onofrio, Giacomo Emmi, Fabiola Atzeni, Marcella Prete, Federico Perosa, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Lorenzo Emmi, Francesco Paolo Cantatore, Giovanni Triolo, Antonella Afeltra, Roberto Giacomelli, Gabriele Valentini
Several studies have pointed out a significant association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and accelerated atherosclerosis. At the best of our knowledge, no such study has been carried out in a large Italian series and, in this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of both subclinical atherosclerosis and history of cardiovascular events (CVEs), in patients consecutively admitted from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 to Rheumatology Units throughout the whole Italy.Centers members of GIRRCS (Gruppo Italiano di Ricerca in Reumatologia Clinica e Sperimentale) were invited to enrol patients consecutively admitted from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and satisfying American College of Rheumatology/ European League Against Rheumatism criteria for RA and to investigate each of them for: traditional cardiovascular risk factors: sex, age, smoking habit, total cholesterol, triglycerides, glycaemia, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome (MS), type 2 diabetes (T2D); RA features: disease duration as assessed from the first symptom, disease activity as evaluated by DAS28, radiographic damage as assessed by hands and feet x-ray, and previous joint surgery; prevalence of both subclinical atherosclerosis and history of CVEs...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048981/women-and-the-decision-to-leave-linger-or-lean-in-predictors-of-intent-to-leave-and-aspirations-to-leadership-and-advancement-in-academic-medicine
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Elizabeth H Ellinas, Nadya Fouad, Angela Byars-Winston
BACKGROUND: The Association of American Medical Colleges reports continued low rates of female faculty as professors and in leadership positions. While attrition and discrimination have both been proposed as explanations, recent literature has suggested that women's professional motivations, ingrained behavior, and perceptions of organizational support may also play a role. METHODS: The authors employed a series of scales informed by the turnover theory (which predicts intent to leave an organization), previously validated and used in business and engineering studies, but rarely used in academic medicine...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048220/performance-characteristics-of-body-fluid-cytology-analysis-of-344%C3%A2-380-responses-from-the-college-of-american-pathologists-interlaboratory-comparison-program-in-nongynecologic-cytopathology
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Z Laura Tabatabai, Ritu Nayar, Rhona J Souers, Barbara A Crothers, Diane Davis Davey
CONTEXT: - Body fluid cytology is an important diagnostic tool used to identify various conditions. However, an accurate diagnosis in this setting can sometimes be challenging. OBJECTIVE: - To identify the performance characteristics of body fluid cytology by analyzing participant responses from the College of American Pathologists Interlaboratory Comparison Program in Nongynecologic Cytopathology. DESIGN: - Participant responses from 5102 slides were analyzed for concordance to the general category (GC) and to the reference diagnosis (RD)...
October 19, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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