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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691235/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hfsa-ishlt-acp-advanced-training-statement-on-advanced-heart-failure-and-transplant-cardiology-revision-of-the-accf-aha-acp-hfsa-ishlt-2010-clinical-competence-statement-on-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-and-cardiac
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686441/rheumatic-fever-new-diagnostic-criteria
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REVIEW
Izabela Szczygielska, Elżbieta Hernik, Beata Kołodziejczyk, Agnieszka Gazda, Maria Maślińska, Piotr Gietka
Rheumatic fever (RF) is an autoimmune disease associated with group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection, in the course of which the patient develops carditis, arthritis, chorea, subcutaneous nodules and erythema marginatum. Rheumatic fever diagnosis is based on the Jones criteria, developed in 1944, then revised twice by the American Heart Association (AHA), in 1992 and recently in 2015. The last revision of the Jones criteria consists mainly in the supplementation of the major criteria with echocardiographic examination, the introduction of a concept of subclinical carditis and the isolation of low, medium and high risk populations among the patients...
2018: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678174/age-and-gender-specific-distribution-of-metabolic-syndrome-components-in-east-china-role-of-hypertriglyceridemia-in-the-spect-china-study
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Boren Jiang, Yanjun Zheng, Yingchao Chen, Yi Chen, Qin Li, Chunfang Zhu, Ningjian Wang, Bing Han, Hualing Zhai, Dongping Lin, Yingli Lu
BACKGROUND: Chinese population are experiencing remarkably changes of economic and cultural environments. The present study was to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) by age between genders and to investigate the current characteristics of MetS and its components in China. METHODS: SPECT-China is a population-based cross-sectional survey on Chinese adults aged ≥18 years in East China. A total of 10,441 Chinese residents participated in anthropometric and laboratory measurements...
April 20, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672699/less-severe-but-prolonged-course-of-acute-hepatitis-a-in-hiv-positive-patients-than-hiv-negative-patients-during-an-outbreak-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Yu-Lin Lee, Guan-Jhou Chen, Nan-Yu Chen, Bo-Huang Liou, Ning-Chi Wang, Yuan-Ti Lee, Chia-Jui Yang, Yu-Shan Huang, Hung-Jen Tang, Shie-Shian Huang, Yi-Chun Lin, Chien-Yu Cheng, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Tun-Chieh Chen, Ting-Shu Wu, Chun-Eng Liu, Po-Liang Lu, Chien-Ching Hung
Background: This multicenter retrospective cohort study aimed to compare the clinical presentations and evolution of acute hepatitis A (AHA) between HIV-positive patients and HIV-negative counterparts during the AHA outbreak. Methods: Information on demographics, clinical presentations, serial laboratory data, and abdominal imaging were collected from the medical records of the patients with AHA at the 14 designated hospitals for HIV care around Taiwan between May 2015 and May 2017...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671627/the-impact-of-non-medical-switch-on-type-2-diabetes-patients-treated-with-canagliflozin-in-the-commercially-insured-us-population
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Lawrence Blonde, Chakkarin Burudpakdee, Victoria Divino, Brahim Bookhart, Jennifer Cai, Michael Pfeifer, Craig I Coleman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of non-medical switch (NMS) from canagliflozin on antihyperglycemic agent (AHA) medication taking behavior. METHODS: This retrospective real-world database analysis included patients with type 2 diabetes with a prescription claim for canagliflozin between 8/2015 and 1/2016 using administrative claims and longitudinal prescription data. Patients with NMS from canagliflozin were identified as those with discontinuation or switch of canagliflozin and enrolled in a pharmacy benefit manager that removed CANA from formulary in 2016...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671548/syncope-evaluation-and-treatment-guidelines-from-acc-aha-and-hrs
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Lisa Hauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671535/high-blood-pressure-acc-aha-releases-updated-guideline
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Carrie Armstrong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671534/acc-aha-hypertension-guideline-what-is-new-what-do-we-do
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Michael LeFevre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669963/protective-effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-myocardial-damage-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-stable-angina-patients-with-complex-coronary-lesions-subanalysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kentaro Ejiri, Toru Miyoshi, Kunihisa Kohno, Makoto Nakahama, Masayuki Doi, Mitsuru Munemasa, Masaaki Murakami, Atsushi Takaishi, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The effect of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) on periprocedural myocardial damage (pMD) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of RIPC or intravenous nicorandil on pMD following elective PCI in a subgroup of patients with complex coronary lesions from a multicenter randomized controlled trial.Methods and Results:Patients with stable angina who underwent elective PCI were assigned to 3 groups: control, upper-limb RIPC or intravenous nicorandil...
April 18, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669424/impact-of-chronic-antiplatelet-therapy-on-infarct-size-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Jeness Campodonico, Nicola Cosentino, Valentina Milazzo, Mara Rubino, Monica De Metrio, Ivana Marana, Marco Moltrasio, Marco Grazi, Gianfranco Lauri, Alice Bonomi, Fabrizio Veglia, Elisa Chiorino, Emilio Assanelli, Antonio L Bartorelli, Giancarlo Marenzi
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are often on prior single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) or a dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Whether chronic SAPT or DAPT is beneficial or associated with an increased risk in AMI is still controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively enrolled 1718 consecutive patients with AMI (798 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and 920 non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) who were divided according to their chronic APT (no APT, SAPT, or DAPT)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667109/ideal-cardiovascular-health-among-ghanaian-populations-in-three-european-countries-and-rural-and-urban-ghana-the-rodam-study
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Benjamin van Nieuwenhuizen, Mohammad Hadi Zafarmand, Erik Beune, Karlijn Meeks, Ama de-Graft Aikins, Juliet Addo, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Frank P Mockenhaupt, Silver Bahendeka, Matthias B Schulze, Ina Danquah, Joachim Spranger, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Lambert Tetteh Appiah, Liam Smeeth, Karien Stronks, Charles Agyemang
Cardiovascular health (CVH) is a construct defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of its 2020 Impact Goal definition. CVH has, until now, not been evaluated in Sub-Saharan African populations. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in the prevalence of ideal CVH and its constituent metrics among Ghanaians living in rural and urban Ghana and Ghanaian migrants living in three European countries. The AHA definition of CVH is based on 7 metrics: smoking, body mass index, diet, physical activity, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting plasma glucose...
April 17, 2018: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665228/ultra-high-field-fmri-insights-on-insight-neural-correlates-of-the-aha-moment
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Martin Tik, Ronald Sladky, Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, David Willinger, André Hoffmann, Michael J Banissy, Joydeep Bhattacharya, Christian Windischberger
Finding creative solutions to difficult problems is a fundamental aspect of human culture and a skill highly needed. However, the exact neural processes underlying creative problem solving remain unclear. Insightful problem solving tasks were shown to be a valid method for investigating one subcomponent of creativity: the Aha!-moment. Finding insightful solutions during a remote associates task (RAT) was found to elicit specific cortical activity changes. Considering the strong affective components of Aha!-moments, as manifested in the subjectively experienced feeling of relief following the sudden emergence of the solution of the problem without any conscious forewarning, we hypothesized the subcortical dopaminergic reward network to be critically engaged during Aha...
April 17, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663986/-interpretation-of-2018-guidelines-for-the-early-management-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Gang Wang, Bangjiang Fang, Xuezhong Yu, Zhijun Li
In 2018, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has developed the latest 2018 guidelines for the early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), based on the latest evidences. The 2018 guidelines including recommendations on pre-hospital and in-hospital management treatment, has revised and add new recommendations from 2013 guideline. The major changes in 2018 guideline involve applications of brain imaging in early stage, intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy, et al...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663969/adherence-to-infective-endocarditis-prevention-guidelines-by-israeli-dentists-who-treat-children
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Nili Tickotsky, Sarit Faibis, Geula Gellman, Michael Shoshani, Yael Kutiner, Moti Moskovitz
PURPOSE: To examine the rate of adherence of Israeli dentists who treat children and their rate of adherence, in 2010-2011 and in 2016, to changes made to the 2008 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for endocarditis prevention. METHODS: A questionnaire on adherence to AHA guidelines was handed out in two consecutive continuing education courses in 2010-2011 and again in 2016. Data were analyzed using student's t test, chi-square, and analysis of variance...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663841/novel-heart-failure-biomarkers-why-do-we-fail-to-exploit-their-potential
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Arnold Piek, Weijie Du, Rudolf A de Boer, Herman H W Silljé
Plasma biomarkers are useful tools in the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure (HF). In the last decade, numerous studies have aimed to identify novel HF biomarkers that would provide superior and/or additional diagnostic, prognostic, or stratification utility. Although numerous biomarkers have been identified, their implementation in clinical practice has so far remained largely unsuccessful. Whereas cardiac-specific biomarkers, including natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) and high sensitivity troponins (hsTn), are widely used in clinical practice, other biomarkers have not yet proven their utility...
April 17, 2018: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661086/consequences-of-non-medical-switch-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Natalia M Flores, Charmi A Patel, Brahim K Bookhart, Shaffeeulah Bacchus
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe real-world experiences following a non-medical switch among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the United States. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, patients with T2DM (N = 451) provided data on demographics and how a non-medical switch of their anti-hyperglycemic agent (AHA) affected their general health, HbA1c levels, and medication management via an Internet-based survey. Patients self-reported their level of satisfaction with the original medication and emotional reactions to the non-medical switch...
April 17, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655805/metabolic-syndrome-positively-correlates-with-the-risks-of-atherosclerosis-and-diabetes-in-a-chinese-population
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Sung-Sheng Tsai, Yu-Sheng Lin, Szu-Tah Chen, Pao-Hsien Chu
BACKGROUND: Published studies seldom tested the weight of different waist circumference (WC) cut-off values for the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in predicting clinical outcomes, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. METHODS: This is a Chinese population-based cross-sectional study screening subjects from a Health Examination Program since 1999 to 2015. The MetS identification and scores were determined either according to the Adult Treatment Panel III/American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (ATP III/AHA/NHLBI)- or Asian-WC cut-off points...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642579/dual-effects-of-alpha-hydroxy-acids-on-the-skin
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REVIEW
Sheau-Chung Tang, Jen-Hung Yang
AHAs are organic acids with one hydroxyl group attached to the alpha position of the acid. AHAs including glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, and citric acid are often used extensively in cosmetic formulations. AHAs have been used as superficial peeling agents as well as to ameliorate the appearance of keratoses and acne in dermatology. However, caution should be exercised in relation to certain adverse reactions among patients using products with AHAs, including swelling, burning, and pruritus...
April 10, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628666/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-unusual-techniques-for-unusual-situations
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Vidhu Bhatnagar, Kavitha Jinjil, Deepak Dwivedi, Rohit Verma, Urvashi Tandon
Background: The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in prone position has been dealt with in 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines but have not been reviewed in 2015 guidelines. The guidelines for patients presenting with cardiac arrest under general anesthesia in lateral decubitus position and regarding resuscitation in confined spaces like airplanes are also not available in AHA guidelines. This article is an attempt to highlight the techniques adopted for resuscitation in these unusual situations...
January 2018: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
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