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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316980/clinical-and-prognostic-significance-of-positive-hepatojugular-reflux-on-discharge-in-acute-heart-failure-insights-from-the-escape-trial
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Hesham R Omar, Maya Guglin
Background. There has been a decline in emphasis of the value of physical examination in heart failure (HF) with increased reliance on cardiac imaging. We aim to study the clinical and prognostic significance of positive hepatojugular reflux (HJR) on discharge in patients hospitalized with HF. Methods. Using the ESCAPE trial data, patients were compared according to the presence or absence of a positive HJR on discharge. The primary study endpoints were all-cause mortality and a composite endpoint of death, rehospitalization, and cardiac transplant during the first 6 months after discharge...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316176/-association-of-serum-albumin-level-and-clinical-outcomes-among-heart-failure-patients-receiving-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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S W Yang, Z M Liu, J R Mi, S Y Liu, L G Ding, K P Chen, W Hua, S Zhang
Objective: To assess the relationship between serum albumin level and clinical outcome in heart failure (HF) patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, 357 consecutive chronic heart failure patients receiving CRT between January 2010 and December 2015 were enrolled and divided into two groups based on pre-CRT serum albumin (albumin≥40 g/L, n=244; albumin<40 g/L, n=113). Clinical outcomes were defined as all-cause mortality (including heart transplantation) and rehospitalization due to worsening HF...
March 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314622/diastolic-function-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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John E A Blair, Prashant Atri, Julie L Friedman, James D Thomas, Kent Brummel, Ranya N Sweis, Issam Mikati, S Chris Malaisrie, Charles J Davidson, James D Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Little is known about baseline diastolic dysfunction and changes in diastolic dysfunction grade after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis (AS) and its impact on overall outcomes. The aim of this study was to describe baseline diastolic dysfunction and changes in diastolic dysfunction grade that occur with TAVR and their relationship to mortality and rehospitalization. METHODS: This was a single-center study evaluating all TAVRs from January 2012 to June 2014...
March 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296139/measurement-of-troponin-and-natriuretic-peptides-shortly-after-admission-in-patients-with-heart-failure-does-it-add-useful-prognostic-information-an-analysis-of-the-value-of-endothelin-receptor-inhibition-with-tezosentan-in-acute-heart-failure-studies-veritas
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John G F Cleland, John R Teerlink, Beth A Davison, Ahmad Shoaib, Marco Metra, Stefanie Senger, Olga Milo, Gad Cotter, Robert C Bourge, John D Parker, Guillaume Jondeau, Henry Krum, Christopher M O'Connor, Guillermo Torre-Amione, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, John J V McMurray
OBJECTIVE: Plasma concentrations of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and troponin are often measured for diagnostic purposes when patients are admitted with heart failure, but their prognostic value when measured soon after admission is uncertain. We aimed to investigate the added prognostic value of admission measurements of BNP and troponins in patients with acute heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Multivariable prognostic models for death or any worsening heart failure (WHF) or rehospitalization for WHF by 30 days, 30-day death or rehospitalization for WHF, and 90-day mortality were constructed using baseline data from the Value of Endothelin Receptor Inhibition with Tezosentan in Acute heart failure Studies (VERITAS) including BNP and troponin I...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295612/relationship-between-pre-transplant-physical-function-and-outcomes-after-kidney-transplant-elizabeth
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C Lorenz, Andrea L Cheville, Hatem Amer, Brian R Kotajarvi, Mark D Stegall, Tanya M Petterson, Walter K Kremers, Fernando G Cosio, Nathan K LeBrasseur
BACKGROUND: Performance-based measures of physical function predict morbidity following non-transplant surgery. Study objectives were to determine whether physical function predicts outcomes after kidney transplant and assess how physical function changes post-transplant. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study involving living donor kidney transplants recipients at our center 5/2012 to 2/2014. Physical function was measured using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) (balance, chair stands, gait speed) and grip strength testing...
March 11, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293871/greenlight-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-for-treatment-of-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-patients-with-different-post-void-residual-urine
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Fei Luo, Hong-Hong Sun, Yan-Hui Su, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Ya-Shen Wang, Zhen Zhao, Jian Li
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS) in patients with different post-void residual urine (PVR). BPH/LUTS patients treated with PVP from January 2014 to January 2016 were enrolled in the present study. All patients were divided into PVR > 50, 50 ≤ PVR < 400, and PVR ≥ 400 ml groups, and standard general and urological methods for BPH/LUTS were carried out...
March 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293796/low-circulating-microrna-levels-in-heart-failure-patients-are-associated-with-atherosclerotic-disease-and-cardiovascular-related-rehospitalizations
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Eline L Vegter, Ekaterina S Ovchinnikova, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Tiny Jaarsma, Eugene Berezikov, Peter van der Meer, Adriaan A Voors
OBJECTIVE: Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated in both heart failure and atherosclerotic disease. The aim of this study was to examine associations between heart failure specific circulating miRNAs, atherosclerotic disease and cardiovascular-related outcome in patients with heart failure. METHODS: The levels of 11 heart failure-specific circulating miRNAs were compared in plasma of 114 heart failure patients with and without different manifestations of atherosclerotic disease...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290905/-therapy-of-high-risk-patients-after-decompensation-of-heart-failure-under-nt-probnp-control-main-results
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A A Skvortsov, D E Koshkina, O Yu Narusov, V N Protasov, V P Masenko, S N Tereshchenko
AIM: to compare efficacy of treatment of high risk patients after acute decompensation (AD) of chronic heart failure (CHF) based on monitoring of NT-proBNP concentration and standard treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (n=100) with class III-IV CHF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LV EF) <40% due to ischemic heart disease (IHD), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMP), or arterial hypertension (AH) after compensation of HF before discharge were distributed into groups of low (NT-proBNP <1400 picog/ml, n=30) or high (NT-proBNP more or equal 1400 picog/ml, n=70) risk...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288574/association-of-global-and-disease-specific-health-status-with-outcomes-following-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kelsey M Flint, John A Spertus, Fengming Tang, Philip Jones, Timothy J Fendler, Larry A Allen
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of heart failure specific and global health status before and after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation in the usual care setting is not well studied. METHODS: We included 3,836 continuous-flow LVAD patients in the INTERMACS registry. Health status was measured pre-operatively and 3 months post-LVAD using the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) and EuroQol visual analog scale (VAS). Primary outcomes were mortality/rehospitalization...
March 14, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285121/a-novel-rehabilitation-intervention-for%C3%A2-older-patients-with-acute-decompensated%C3%A2-heart-failure-the-rehab-hf-pilot-study
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Gordon R Reeves, David J Whellan, Christopher M O'Connor, Pamela Duncan, Joel D Eggebeen, Timothy M Morgan, Leigh Ann Hewston, Amy Pastva, Mahesh J Patel, Dalane W Kitzman
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess a novel physical rehabilitation intervention in older patients hospitalized for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). BACKGROUND: After ADHF, older patients, who are frequently frail with multiple comorbidities, have prolonged and incomplete recovery of physical function and remain at high risk for poor outcomes. METHODS: The REHAB-HF (Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Acute Heart Failure Patients) pilot study was a 3-site, randomized, attention-controlled pilot study of a tailored, progressive, multidomain physical rehabilitation intervention beginning in the hospital and continuing for 12 weeks post-discharge in patients ≥60 years hospitalized with ADHF...
March 5, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280785/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-quadripolar%C3%A2-versus-bipolar-left-ventricular-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-defibrillator-therapy%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-a-large-multicenter-uk%C3%A2-registry
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Jonathan M Behar, Hui Men Selina Chin, Steve Fearn, Julian O M Ormerod, James Gamble, Paul W X Foley, Julian Bostock, Simon Claridge, Tom Jackson, Manav Sohal, Antonios P Antoniadis, Reza Razavi, Tim R Betts, Neil Herring, Christopher Aldo Rinaldi
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of quadripolar versus bipolar cardiac resynchronization defibrillator therapy systems. BACKGROUND: Quadripolar left ventricular (LV) leads for cardiac resynchronization therapy reduce phrenic nerve stimulation (PNS) and are associated with reduced mortality compared with bipolar leads. METHODS: A total of 606 patients received implants at 3 UK centers (319 Q, 287 B), between 2009 and 2014; mean follow-up was 879 days...
February 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280349/prognostic-indices-among-hypertensive-heart-failure-patients-in-nigeria-the-roles-of-24-hour-holter-electrocardiography-and-6-minute-walk-test
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Tuoyo O Mene-Afejuku, Michael O Balogun, Anthony O Akintomide, Rasaaq A Adebayo
BACKGROUND: Hypertensive heart failure (HHF) is associated with a poor prognosis. There is paucity of data in Nigeria on prognosis among HHF patients elucidating the role of 24-hour Holter electrocardiogram (ECG) in concert with other risk factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic utility of 24-hour Holter ECG, the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT), echocardiography, clinical and laboratory parameters among HHF patients. METHODS: A total of 113 HHF patients were recruited and followed up for 6 months...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279317/outcomes-after-paravalvular-leak-closure-transcatheter-versus-surgical-approaches
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John A Wells, Jose F Condado, Norihiko Kamioka, Andy Dong, Andrew Ritter, Stamatios Lerakis, Stephen Clements, James Stewart, Bradley Leshnower, Robert Guyton, Jessica Forcillo, Ateet Patel, Vinod H Thourani, Peter C Block, Vasilis Babaliaros
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of transcatheter intervention (TI) versus surgical intervention (SI) for paravalvular leak (PVL). BACKGROUND: Data comparing the treatment of PVL with TI and SI are limited. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted comparing baseline characteristics, procedural details, and 1-year survival in consecutive patients who underwent TI or SI for moderate or greater PVL from 2007 to 2016...
March 13, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275897/identification-of-appropriate-and-potentially-avoidable-emergency-department-referrals-in-a-tertiary-cancer-care-center
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Claire Duflos, Sami Antoun, Philippe Loirat, Mario DiPalma, Etienne Minvielle
PURPOSE: Referrals to the Emergency Department can be distressing to patients with advanced cancer and may be a non-optimizing health care service. We aimed to describe the appropriateness and potential avoidability of Emergency Department referrals in a tertiary cancer care center where only physician referrals are allowed. METHODS: We prospectively reviewed the electronic medical charts of patients consecutively checked into the Emergency Department in August 2015...
March 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274541/atrial-fibrillation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-patients-incidence-outcome-and-predictors-of-new-onset
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David Zweiker, Mario Fröschl, Stephanie Tiede, Paul Weidinger, Johannes Schmid, Martin Manninger, Helmut Brussee, Robert Zweiker, Josepha Binder, Heinrich Mächler, Wolfgang Marte, Robert Maier, Olev Luha, Albrecht Schmidt, Daniel Scherr
BACKGROUND: There is controversial evidence if atrial fibrillation (AF) alters outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). TAVI itself may promote new-onset AF (NOAF). METHODS: We performed a single-center study including 398 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI. Before TAVI, patients were divided into a sinus rhythm (SR) group (n=226, 57%) and baseline AF group (n=172, 43%) according to clinical records and electrocardiograms. Furthermore, incidence and predictors of NOAF were recorded...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272593/the-unmet-need-for-postacute-rehabilitation-among-medicare-observation-patients-a-single-center-study
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Jennifer N Goldstein, J Sanford Schwartz, Patricia McGraw, Tobias L Banks, LeRoi S Hicks
BACKGROUND: Medicare beneficiaries admitted under observation status must pay for postacute inpatient rehabilitation (PAIR) services, out of pocket, at potentially prohibitive costs. OBJECTIVE: To determine if there is an unmet need for PAIR among Medicare observation patients and if this care is associated with longer hospital stay and increased rehospitalization. DESIGN/SETTING: Observational study using electronic medical record and administrative data from a regional health system...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272217/recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-among-medicare-patients-in-nursing-homes-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Marya D Zilberberg, Andrew F Shorr, William M Jesdale, Jennifer Tjia, Kate Lapane
We explored the epidemiology and outcomes of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) recurrence among Medicare patients in a nursing home (NH) whose CDI originated in acute care hospitals.We conducted a retrospective, population-based matched cohort combining Medicare claims with Minimum Data Set 3.0, including all hospitalized patients age ≥65 years transferred to an NH after hospitalization with CDI 1/2011-11/2012. Incident CDI was defined as ICD-9-CM code 008.45 with no others in prior 60 days. CDI recurrence was defined as (within 60 days of last day of CDI treatment): oral metronidazole, oral vancomycin, or fidaxomicin for ≥3 days in part D file; or an ICD-9-CM code for CDI (008...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267466/rehabilitation-therapy-in-older-acute-heart-failure-patients-rehab-hf-trial-design-and-rationale
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Gordon R Reeves, David J Whellan, Pamela Duncan, Christopher M O'Connor, Amy M Pastva, Joel D Eggebeen, Leigh Ann Hewston, Timothy M Morgan, Shelby D Reed, W Jack Rejeski, Robert J Mentz, Paul B Rosenberg, Dalane W Kitzman
BACKGROUND: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a leading cause of hospitalization in older persons in the United States. Reduced physical function and frailty are major determinants of adverse outcomes in older patients with hospitalized ADHF. However, these are not addressed by current heart failure (HF) management strategies and there has been little study of exercise training in older, frail HF patients with recent ADHF. HYPOTHESIS: Targeting physical frailty with a multi-domain structured physical rehabilitation intervention will improve physical function and reduce adverse outcomes among older patients experiencing a HF hospitalization...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267008/endoscopic-pilonidal-sinus-treatment-combined-with-crystalized-phenol-application-may-prevent-recurrence
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Ibrahim Ethem Gecim, Utku Ufuk Goktug, Haydar Celasin
BACKGROUND: No single treatment yet exists for pilonidal disease that has a short healing time, good cosmetic results, and a low rate of recurrence. Phenol crystal application and diathermy ablation through an endoscope have been used for the treatment of pilonidal disease, but this cohort is the first one to combine them. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the safety, effectiveness, and short- and long-term outcomes of crystalized phenol treatment combined with endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment for pilonidal disease...
April 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265411/outcomes-of-an-inpatient-medical-nutritional-rehabilitation-protocol-in-children-and-adolescents-with-eating-disorders
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Rebecka Peebles, Andrew Lesser, Courtney Cheek Park, Kerri Heckert, C Alix Timko, Eleni Lantzouni, Ronald Liebman, Laurel Weaver
BACKGROUND: Medical stabilization through inpatient nutritional rehabilitation is often necessary for patients with eating disorders (EDs) but includes the inherent risk of refeeding syndrome. Here we describe our experience of implementing and sustaining an inpatient nutritional rehabilitation protocol designed to strategically prepare patients with EDs and their families for discharge to a home setting in an efficient and effective manner from a general adolescent medicine unit. We report outcomes at admission, discharge, and 4-weeks follow-up...
2017: Journal of Eating Disorders
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