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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530520/cardiovascular-disease-and-gout-real-world-experience-evaluating-patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-health-care-utilization
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Michael H Pillinger, Sripal Bangalore, Alyssa B Klein, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
BACKGROUND: Gout, hyperuricemia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prevalent conditions in the United States, and while they share common risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, relatively little is known about what patient and disease characteristics may link CVD with hyperuricemia and gout and how the presence of both diseases affects management decisions differently than for patients with gout alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in patient characteristics, patterns of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) use, and gout control in gout patients with and without cardiovascular comorbidity...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530087/-the-association-between-obesity-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd
#2
Shahar Geva, Moria Yaakoby, Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Aya Talmor-Gozlan, Roi Westreich, Nimrod Maimon
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease, with major respiratory and systemic expressions. Obesity is defined as a BMI>30 kg/ m2 and its prevalence has doubled in recent decades. The possible relationship of obesity to COPD, and its influence on respiratory pathophysiology, is considered a mystery. Studies show obesity to be a survival advantage among COPD patients, unlike in the general population, in which obesity correlates to decreased life expectancy...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528703/does-fitness-improve-the-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-obese-subjects
#3
H Halland, M T Lønnebakken, S Saeed, H Midtbø, D Cramariuc, E Gerdts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been suggested to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity. We explored the association of fitness with the prevalences of major cardiovascular risk factor like hypertension (HT), diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data from 491 participants in the FAT associated CardiOvasculaR dysfunction (FATCOR) study were analyzed. Physical fitness was assessed by ergospirometry, and subjects with at least good level of performance for age and sex were classified as fit...
April 26, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528537/intraoperative-mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
#4
Lorenzo Ball, Federico Costantino, Giulia Orefice, Karthikka Chandrapatham, Paolo Pelosi
Mechanical ventilation is a cornerstone of the intraoperative management of the surgical patient and is still mandatory in several surgical procedures. In the last decades, research focused on preventing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), both improving risk stratification through the use of predictive scores and protecting the lung adopting so-called protective ventilation strategies. The aim of this review is to give an up-to-date overview of the currently suggested intraoperative ventilation strategies, along with their pathophysiologic rationale, with a focus on challenging conditions, such as obesity, one-lung ventilation and cardiopulmonary bypass...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526439/-over-diagnosis-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-primary-care-prevalence-and-determining-factors
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R Golpe, M Díaz-Fernández, N Mengual-Macenlle, P Sanjuán-López, I Martín-Robles, E Cano-Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: COPD under-diagnosis is common in Primary Health Care medicine, due to the low use of spirometry, but there is less information about over-diagnosis of the disease in patients that have a clinical diagnosis of COPD. OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to investigate the prevalence of COPD over-diagnosis in Primary Care medicine. Secondary objectives were to determine the factors associated with an incorrect clinical diagnosis of COPD and to analyse whether the pharmacological treatment is different for patients with correct or incorrect diagnosis...
May 17, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497325/the-effect-of-pressure-controlled-inverse-ratio-ventilation-on-lung-protection-in-obese-patients-undergoing-gynecological-laparoscopic-surgery
#6
Lili Xu, Jianjun Shen, Min Yan
SPECIFIC AIM: To examine the effects of pressure-controlled inverse ratio ventilation (PCIRV) and volume-control ventilation (VCV) on arterial oxygenation, pulmonary function, hemodynamics, levels of surfactant protein A (SP-A), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in obese patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients, body mass index (BMI) ≥30 kg/m(2), scheduled for elective gynecological laparoscopic surgery were enrolled in the study...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489959/mood-disorders-in-adult-asthma-phenotypes
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Marina Labor, Slavica Labor, Iva Jurić, Vladimir Fijačko, Sanja Popović Grle, Davor Plavec
OBJECTIVE: Studies show high comorbidity of mood disorders in asthma. As asthma is a highly heterogeneous disease with different phenotypes it can be expected that there is a difference in this association with different asthma phenotypes. The aim of our cross-sectional study was to assess the association of specific asthma phenotypes with anxiety and/or depression and their impact on asthma control. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in 201 consecutive adult outpatients with asthma (≥18 years of age) was conducted...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487824/significance-of-a-clean-tip-catheter-closed-suctioning-system-in-a-high-setting-ventilated-super-morbidly-obese-patient-with-profuse-respiratory-secretions
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Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan, Rhendra Hardy Mohd Zaini, Shamsul Kamalrujan Hassan, Saedah Ali, Sanihah Che Omar, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Closed suctioning is commonly used in the context of high-setting mechanical ventilation (MV), given its ability to prevent lung volume loss that otherwise accompanies open suctioning. However, closed suctioning systems (CSS) are not equivalent regarding components and capabilities, and thus this technique may be differentially effective to adequately clear patient secretions from an endotracheal tube (ETT), which is of paramount importance when the tube size makes the ETT particularly vulnerable to block by patient secretions...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486593/prevalence-of-obesity-associated-gonadal-dysfunction-in-severely-obese-men-and-women-and-its-resolution-after-bariatric-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hector F Escobar-Morreale, Elisa Santacruz, Manuel Luque-Ramírez, José I Botella Carretero
BACKGROUND: Sexual dimorphism manifests noticeably in obesity-associated gonadal dysfunction. In women, obesity is associated with androgen excess disorders, mostly the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), whereas androgen deficiency is frequently present in obese men in what has been termed as male obesity-associated secondary hypogonadism (MOSH). Obesity-associated gonadal dysfunction, consisting of PCOS in women and MOSH in men, is a frequent finding in patients with severe obesity and it may be ameliorated or even resolve with marked weight loss, especially after bariatric surgery...
May 9, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484923/circulating-levels-of-obesity-related-markers-and-risk-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-plco-cancer-screening-trial
#10
Linda M Liao, Jonathan N Hofmann, Eunyoung Cho, Michael N Pollak, Wong-Ho Chow, Mark P Purdue
PURPOSE: Obesity is an established risk factor for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). It is unclear what biologic mechanisms underlie this association, although recent evidence suggests that the effects of circulating hormones such as insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and adipokines may play a role. METHODS: To address this question, we conducted a nested case-control study of RCC (252 cases, 252 controls) within the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial investigating associations with pre-diagnostic serum levels of total adiponectin, high-molecular-weight (HMW) adiponectin, IGF-1, IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), and C-peptide...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482650/obesity-and-perioperative-noninvasive-ventilation-in-bariatric-surgery
#11
Michele Carron, Francesco Zarantonello, Giovanna Ieppariello, Carlo Ori
The incidence and prevalence of obesity continues to increase globally. Physicians will therefore provide care for an increasing number of obese patients in their clinical practice. Optimal management of these patients is required to minimize the risk of perioperative complications that increase morbidity and mortality. Obesity affects the respiratory function. It is generally associated with reduced lung volume with increased atelectasis, decreased lung and chest wall compliance, increased airway resistance, and moderate to severe hypoxemia...
June 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482008/the-microcirculation-a-key-player-in-obesity-associated-cardiovascular-disease
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Oana Sorop, T Dylan Olver, Jens van de Wouw, Ilkka Heinonen, Richard W van Duin, Dirk J Duncker, Daphne Merkus
It is increasingly recognized that obesity is a risk factor for microvascular disease, i.e. results in structural and functional changes in the microvasculature. This review aims to describe how obesity impacts the microvasculature of visceral adipose tissue, skeletal muscle, heart, brain, kidneys and lungs. These changes involve endothelial dysfunction, which in turn impacts control of vascular tone, contributes to development of microvascular insulin resistance, alters secretion of paracrine factors like nitric oxide and endothelin, but also influences vascular structure and perivascular inflammation...
May 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480255/risk-factors-for-influenza-associated-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-hospitalization-in-south-africa-2012-2015
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Stefano Tempia, Sibongile Walaza, Jocelyn Moyes, Adam L Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Florette K Treurnicht, Marietjie Venter, Marthi Pretorius, Orienka Hellferscee, Senzo Mtshali, Mpho Seleka, Akhona Tshangela, Athermon Nguweneza, Johanna M McAnerney, Nicole Wolter, Anne von Gottberg, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Shabir A Madhi, Cheryl Cohen
BACKGROUND: Data on risk factors for influenza-associated hospitalizations in low- and middle-income countries are limited. METHODS: We conducted active syndromic surveillance for hospitalized severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) and outpatient influenza-like illness (ILI) in 2 provinces of South Africa during 2012-2015. We compared the characteristics of influenza-positive patients with SARI to those with ILI to identify factors associated with severe disease requiring hospitalization, using unconditional logistic regression...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465382/pulmonary-function-and-respiratory-health-of-military-personnel-before-southwest-asia-deployment
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Andrew J Skabelund, Frederic A Rawlins, Edward T McCann, Joshua A Lospinoso, Lorraine Burroughs, Roger A Gallup, Michael J Morris
BACKGROUND: Significant concern exists regarding the respiratory health of military personnel deployed to Southwest Asia, given their exposures to numerous environmental hazards. Although the deployed military force is generally assumed to be fit, the pre-deployment respiratory health of these individuals is largely unknown. METHODS: Soldiers deploying to Southwest Asia were recruited from the pre-deployment processing center at Fort Hood, Texas. Participants completed a general and respiratory health questionnaire and performed baseline spirometry...
May 2, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461292/defining-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-a-population-based-study
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Tobias N Bonten, Marise J Kasteleyn, Renee de Mutsert, Pieter S Hiemstra, Frits R Rosendaal, Niels H Chavannes, Annelies M Slats, Christian Taube
Asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) seems an important clinical phenotype, but multiple definitions have been proposed. This study's objectives were to assess the effect of different ACOS definitions on prevalence, patient characteristics and exacerbations.5675 individuals aged 45-65 years, with 846 asthma/COPD patients, were included in the Netherlands Epidemiology of Obesity study between 2008 and 2012, and followed-up for a median of 1.8 years. ACOS was defined by recent consensus criteria and five other definitions, based on registry, questionnaires and lung function...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461224/responsiveness-to-ipratropium-bromide-in-male-and-female-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#16
Xuan Li, Ma'en Obeidat, Guohai Zhou, Janice M Leung, Donald Tashkin, Robert Wise, John Connett, Philippe Joubert, Yohan Bossé, Maarten van den Berge, Corry-Anke Brandsma, David C Nickle, Ke Hao, Peter D Paré, Don D Sin
INTRODUCTION: Although the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is similar between men and women, current evidence used to support bronchodilator therapy has been generated in therapeutic trials that have predominately enrolled male patients. Here, we determined whether there is any significant sex-related differences in FEV1 responses to ipratropium bromide. METHODS: Data from the Lung Health Study (n=5887; 37% females) were used to determine changes in FEV1 with ipratropium or placebo in male and female subjects with mild to moderate COPD over 5years...
April 12, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454590/protective-intraoperative-ventilation-with-higher-versus-lower-levels-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-obese-patients-probese-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
T Bluth, R Teichmann, T Kiss, I Bobek, J Canet, G Cinnella, L De Baerdemaeker, C Gregoretti, G Hedenstierna, S N Hemmes, M Hiesmayr, M W Hollmann, S Jaber, J G Laffey, M J Licker, K Markstaller, I Matot, G Müller, G H Mills, J P Mulier, C Putensen, R Rossaint, J Schmitt, M Senturk, A Serpa Neto, P Severgnini, J Sprung, M F Vidal Melo, H Wrigge, M J Schultz, P Pelosi, M Gama de Abreu
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) increase the morbidity and mortality of surgery in obese patients. High levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with lung recruitment maneuvers may improve intraoperative respiratory function, but they can also compromise hemodynamics, and the effects on PPCs are uncertain. We hypothesized that intraoperative mechanical ventilation using high PEEP with periodic recruitment maneuvers, as compared with low PEEP without recruitment maneuvers, prevents PPCs in obese patients...
April 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452063/risk-factors-of-adverse-health-outcomes-after-hospital-discharge-modifiable-by-clinical-pharmacist-interventions-a-review-with-a-systematic-approach
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B Morath, T Mayer, A F J Send, T Hoppe-Tichy, W E Haefeli, H M Seidling
AIM: This review assessed the evidence on risk factors for the occurrence of adverse health outcomes after discharge (i.e. unplanned readmission or adverse drug event after discharge) that are potentially modifiable by clinical pharmacist interventions. The findings were compared with patient characteristics reported in guidelines that supposedly indicate a high risk of drug-related problems. METHODS: First, guidelines and risk assessment tools were searched for patient characteristics indicating a high risk of drug-related problems...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444319/gender-differences-in-the-correlation-between-prognosis-and-postoperative-weight-loss-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Hideki Kawai, Yoshitaro Saito, Yohei Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: : The aim of this study was to investigate gender differences in the relationship between preoperative body mass index (BMI), postoperative body weight change and prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: : Two hundred and sixty-three patients with NSCLC were enrolled in this study. Preoperative BMI was categorized based on WHO definition as follows: underweight (BMI <18.5): 21 patients (8.0%), normal (18.5 ≦ BMI <25): 179 patients (68%), overweight and obese (BMI ≧25): 63 patients (24%)...
April 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442632/effect-of-aerobic-exercise-training-on-ventilatory-efficiency-and-respiratory-drive-in-obese-subjects
#20
Mehdi Chlif, Anis Chaouachi, Said Ahmaidi
BACKGROUND: Obese patients show a decline in exercise capacity and diverse degrees of dyspnea in association with mechanical abnormalities, increased ventilatory requirements secondary to the increased metabolic load, and a greater work of breathing. Consequently, obese patients may be particularly predisposed to the development of respiratory muscle fatigue during exercise. The aim of this study was to assess inspiratory muscle performance during incremental exercise in 19 obese male subjects (body mass index 41 ± 6 kg/m(2)) after aerobic exercise training using the noninvasive, inspiratory muscle tension-time index (TT0...
April 25, 2017: Respiratory Care
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