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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416587/cardiovascular-outcomes-with-an-inhaled-beta2-agonist-corticosteroid-in-patients-with-copd-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Robert D Brook, Julie A Anderson, Peter Ma Calverley, Bartolome R Celli, Courtney Crim, Martin A Denvir, Sheldon Magder, Fernando J Martinez, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Jørgen Vestbo, Julie Yates, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often coexist. We assessed the effect of inhaled COPD treatments on CVD outcomes and safety in patients with COPD and at heightened CVD risk. METHODS: The SUMMIT (Study to Understand Mortality and MorbidITy) was a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven trial in 16 485 patients with moderate COPD who had or were at high risk of CVD. Here, we assessed the prespecified secondary endpoint of time to first on-treatment composite CVD event (CVD death, myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina or transient ischaemic attack (TIA)) by Cox regression and by clinician-reported CVD adverse events across the four groups: once-daily inhaled placebo (n=4111), long-acting beta2-agonist (vilanterol (VI) 25 µg; n=4118), corticosteroid (fluticasone furoate (FF) 100 µg; n=4135) and combination therapy (FF/VI; n=4121)...
April 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412054/community-pharmacy-transition-of-care-services-and-rural-hospital-readmissions-a-case-study
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Allison P Patton, Yifei Liu, D Matthew Hartwig, Justin R May, Jessica Moon, Steven C Stoner, Kendall D Guthrie
OBJECTIVES: To explore community pharmacist involvement in the transition of care (TOC) process for patients discharged with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), heart failure (HF), pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or elective total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA). SETTING: Patients discharged from a 60-bed acute care hospital located in rural Missouri were seen by a community pharmacist in 2 independent community pharmacy chain locations...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390680/effect-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-in-hospital-mortality-and-clinical-outcomes-after-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Manyoo Agarwal, Sahil Agrawal, Lohit Garg, Aakash Garg, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Dipen Kadaria, Guy Reed
There is controversy regarding in-hospital mortality, revascularization, and other adverse outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation (STEMI) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We queried the 2003 to 2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases to identify patients aged ≥18 years with a primary diagnosis of STEMI. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to evaluate the association of COPD with in-hospital clinical outcomes. Patients with COPD comprised 13.2% of 2,120,005 patients with STEMI...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357786/the-real-role-of-%C3%AE-blockers-in-daily-cardiovascular-therapy
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REVIEW
Csaba András Dézsi, Veronika Szentes
The role of β-adrenoceptor antagonists (β-blockers) in cardiovascular therapy has been subject to diverse trends and changes over the decades. With the advent of a wide variety of excellent drugs for the treatment of antihypertension, β-blockers have been relegated from the first-line treatment of essential hypertension. However, they remain the drugs of first choice in recommendations from the respective medical societies for heart failure, coronary artery disease, and atrial fibrillation as well as in hypertension complicated with heart failure, angina pectoris, or prior myocardial infarction...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353307/prediction-of-unstable-anticoagulation-with-acenocoumarol-versus-warfarin-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Agata H Bryk, Krzysztof Plens, Anetta Undas
BACKGROUND: The SAMe-TT₂R₂ (sex female, age, medical history, treatment, tobacco use, race) score was developed in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) on warfarin. The present study aimed to 1) compare the anticoagulation quality and management of AF patients treated with warfarin with those on acenocoumarol and 2) optimize the SAMe-TT₂R₂ score to detect AF patients at high risk of unstable anticoagulation with acenocoumarol and warfarin. METHODS: In a single-centre retrospective study, 320 patients with AF, including 15 (5%) after valve replacement, aged 40-82 (median 70) years, including 203 (63%) receiving acenocoumarol and 117 (37 %) treated with warfarin, were studied...
March 29, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344980/discordance-in-investigator-reported-and-adjudicated-sudden-death-in-tiospir
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Robert A Wise, Peter R Kowey, George Austen, Achim Mueller, Norbert Metzdorf, Andy Fowler, Lorcan P McGarvey
Accurate and consistent determination of cause of death is challenging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. TIOSPIR (N=17 135) compared the safety and efficacy of tiotropium Respimat 5/2.5 µg with HandiHaler 18 µg in COPD patients. All-cause mortality was a primary end-point. A mortality adjudication committee (MAC) assessed all deaths. We aimed to investigate causes of discordance in investigator-reported and MAC-adjudicated causes of death and their impact on results, especially cardiac and sudden death...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342133/is-old-age-a-contraindication-to-elective-ventral-hernia-repair
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Ruel Neupane, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Arnab Majumder, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repair (VHR) is a frequent problem in the expanding aging population. However, advanced age is often viewed as a contraindication to elective hernia surgery. We aimed to analyze outcomes of VHR in a large cohort of elderly patients. We hypothesized that elective VHR is safe and effective even in patients over 70 years old. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of consecutive patients over the age of 70 who underwent VHR at a at a tertiary care hospital...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320990/comorbidities-and-complications-in-nonagenarians-undergoing-coronary-angiography-and-intervention
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Mohamed Gayed, Nour Yadak, Waad Qamhia, Yunis Daralammouri, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
Elderly people represent the fastest growing portion of cardiovascular patients. We aimed to analyze the clinical presentation, risk factors, co-morbidities, complications, and mortality in patients 90 years or more who underwent coronary angiography and intervention.We retrospectively studied 108 (0.25% of 43,385) consecutive patients ≥ 90 years undergoing cardiac catheterization and/or intervention in a tertiary specialist hospital between 2003 and 2014.Most patients (68.5%) were introduced on an emergency basis, especially with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (63...
March 21, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298371/temporal-trends-in-treatment-and-outcomes-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-observational-study
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Tse-Hsuan Su, Shang-Hung Chang, Pei-Chun Chen, Yi-Ling Chan
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction is a major cause of hospitalization and death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, temporal trends in the management and clinical outcomes of these patients remain unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted an observational study by using a representative sample of 1 million beneficiaries from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Comorbidities, in-hospital treatment, and outcomes were compared for patients with acute myocardial infarction with and without COPD between 2004 and 2013...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290796/-sudden-cardiac-death-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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N A Karoli, A P Rebrov
The article contains review of data on the problem of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Large studies have shown that risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is 2-3 times greater than in general population. The incidence of COPD and ischemic heart disease (IHD) progressively rises with age. Combination of these diseases is often observed in clinical practice among patients older than 40 years. According to the population study published in 2015 COPD has been associated with elevated risk of SCD especially in patients with frequent exacerbations within 5 years after diagnosis...
February 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285269/cancer-antigen-125-plasma-level-as-a-biomarker-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-postmenopausal-women
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Haruki Sekiguchi, Ken Shimamoto, Mayu Takano, Makiko Kimura, Yufuko Takahashi, Fujio Tatsumi, Eri Watanabe, Kentaro Jujo, Naoko Ishizuka, Masatoshi Kawana, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
OBJECTIVE: Plasma cancer antigen (CA)-125 is a tumour marker recently shown to be associated with systolic heart failure and new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after myocardial infarction. However, no reports have described the relationship between CA-125 and new-onset AF in healthy postmenopausal women. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between CA-125 and new-onset AF in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 2086 women, including 1012 postmenopausal women, visited our hospital for annual health check-ups...
March 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268258/cha2ds2-vasc-scores-predict-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Hean Ooi, Li-Hsiou Chen, Yung-Lun Ni, Huan-Ting Shen, Yen-Hsien Lee, Yi-Chun Chu, Ke-Chih Fang, I-Hung Chen, Shu-Lan Hsu, Hsing-Chun Chen, Chien-Hsiu Huang, Kuo-Sheng Fan, Chun-Liang Lai, Liang-Wen Hang
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently experience concurrent comorbidities; therefore, risk assessment for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) is very important. OBJECTIVES: We explored the association between COPD and risk of MACEs with three common clinical events: acute myocardial infarction (AMI), ischemic stroke (IS), and cardiovascular death (CVD). METHODS: We evaluated the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score (congestive heart failure [C], hypertension [H], age [A], diabetes [D], stroke [S], and vascular disease [VASc]) for MACEs in COPD patients...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249574/reactivation-of-occult-hbv-infection-in-an-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patient-successfully-treated-with-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gabriele Fabbri, Ilaria Mastrorosa, Alessandra Vergori, Valentina Mazzotta, Carmela Pinnetti, Susanna Grisetti, Mauro Zaccarelli, Adriana Ammassari, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: Reactivation of occult or inactive Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during immunosuppressant treatments is well known and widely described in literature. The same observation has been made in Hepatitis C (HCV)-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with interferon-free DAA treatments. Because of common transmission routes, persons may have been exposed to HCV, HBV and HIV, but few cases have been reported in this scenario to date. Frequency of HBV reactivation in HIV/HCV co-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with DAA remains unclear...
March 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242402/hypoalbuminemia-predicts-perioperative-morbidity-and-mortality-after-infrainguinal-lower-extremity-bypass-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Matthew R Peacock, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Nishant K Shah, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVES: Poor nutritional status has been associated with a higher risk of morbidity and mortality in general surgery patients, however outcomes in vascular surgery patients are unclear. Our goal was to determine the effect of poor nutritional status on perioperative morbidity and mortality after lower extremity bypass (LEB). METHODS: The 2005-2012 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program was analyzed to determine associated complications, mortality, length of stay (LOS), and readmissions for patients with hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin <3...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236918/morbidity-and-mortality-after-emergency-lower-extremity-embolectomy
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Sergio Casillas-Berumen, Lili Sadri, Alik Farber, Mohammad H Eslami, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Emergency lower extremity embolectomy is a common vascular surgical procedure that has poorly defined outcomes. Our goal was to define the perioperative morbidity for emergency embolectomy and develop a risk prediction model for perioperative mortality. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database was queried to identify patients undergoing emergency unilateral and lower extremity embolectomy. Patients with previous critical limb ischemia, bilateral embolectomy, nonemergency indication, and those undergoing concurrent bypass were excluded...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224974/differences-in-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-managed-by-cardiologists-versus-noncardiologists-results-from-the-international-prospective-clarify-registry
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Zofia Parma, Philippe G Steg, Nicola Greenlaw, Roberto Ferrari, Ian Ford, Kim Fox, Jean-Claude Tardif, Joao Morais, Marco A Gamba, Stefan Kääb, Michał Tendera For The Clarify Investigators
INTRODUCTION    Clinical outcomes of patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may differ between those primarily managed by cardiologists versus noncardiologists. OBJECTIVES    Our main objective was to analyze the clinical outcomes of outpatients with stable CAD in relation to the specialty of the managing physicians. PATIENTS AND METHODS    We studied 32 468 outpatients with stable CAD included in the CLARIFY registry, with up to 4 years of follow‑up data. Cardiologists provided medical care in 84...
January 20, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214151/association-of-types-of-dyspnea-including-bendopnea-with-cardiopulmonary-disease-in-primary-care
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Diana María Martínez Cerón, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Antônio Jose Lagoeiro Jorge, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita, Monica Di Calafriori Freire, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Hye Chung Kang
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea is the symptom most commonly reported by patients with heart failure (HF) and/or pulmonary disease, the obese and the elderly. Recently 'bendopnea' (shortness of breath when bending forward) has been described in patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of exertional dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and bendopnea with chronic disease, especially heart failure, and their phenotypes in primary care. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 633 individuals aged between 45 and 99 years enrolled in a primary care program in Niteroi, Brazil...
March 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208030/intensive-care-unit-admission-and-survival-among-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-heart-failure-or-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas S Valley, Michael W Sjoding, Andrew M Ryan, Theodore J Iwashyna, Colin R Cooke
RATIONALE: Admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) may be beneficial to pneumonia patients with uncertain ICU needs; however, evidence regarding the association between ICU admission and mortality for other common conditions is largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the relationship between ICU admission and outcomes for hospitalized patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exacerbation of heart failure (HF), or acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164259/five-year-mortality-in-patients-treated-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-study
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H Lenz, G O Norby, V Dahl, T E Ranheim, R E Haagensen
BACKGROUND: The mortality rate in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) is high. We investigated the 5-year mortality rate and causes of death in a patient population treated for SCAP in our intensive care unit (ICU), and compared the mortality rate in patients with or without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as comorbidity. METHODS: This retrospective study, which covers a period of 10 years, included patients aged > 18 years admitted to our ICU with SCAP as primary diagnosis and in need of mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h...
April 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151868/impact-of-betablockers-on-general-and-local-outcome-in-patients-hospitalized-for-lower-extremity-peripheral-artery-disease-the-copart-registry
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tristan Mirault, Alexandre Galloula, Jean-Pierre Cambou, Philippe Lacroix, Victor Aboyans, Carine Boulon, Joel Constans, Alessandra Bura-Riviere, Emmanuel Messas
Lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one manifestation of atherosclerosis. Patients with PAD have an increased rate of mortality due to concurrent coronary artery disease and hypertension. Betablockers (BB) may, therefore, be prescribed, especially in case of heart failure. However, BB safety in PAD is controversial, because of presumed peripheral hemodynamic consequences of BB that could lead to worsening of symptoms in patients with PAD. In this context, we aimed to determine the impact of BB on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and amputation rate at 1 year after hospitalization for PAD from the COPART Registry population...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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