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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770324/impact-of-metformin-on-cardiovascular-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials-among-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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Simon J Griffin, James K Leaver, Greg J Irving
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Metformin is the most-prescribed oral medication to lower blood glucose worldwide. Yet previous systematic reviews have raised doubts about its effectiveness in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, the most costly complication of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to systematically identify and pool randomised trials reporting cardiovascular outcomes in which the effect of metformin was 'isolated' through comparison to diet, lifestyle or placebo. METHODS: We performed an electronic literature search of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library...
August 2, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768403/assessing-health-impacts-of-pictorial-health-warning-labels-on-cigarette-packs-in-korea-using-dynamo-hia
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Eunjeong Kang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to predict the 10-year impacts of the introduction of pictorial warning labels (PWLs) on cigarette packaging in 2016 in Korea for adults using DYNAMO-HIA. METHODS: In total, four scenarios were constructed to better understand the potential health impacts of PWLs: two for PWLs and the other two for a hypothetical cigarette tax increase. In both policies, an optimistic and a conservative scenario were constructed. The reference scenario assumed the 2015 smoking rate would remain the same...
July 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752560/adherence-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-new-users-and-associated-factors-a-french-nationwide-cohort-study
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Géric Maura, Antoine Pariente, François Alla, Cécile Billionnet
PURPOSE: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have been promoted in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (nv-AF) as a more convenient alternative to vitamin K antagonists. We estimated 1-year dabigatran and rivaroxaban adherence rates in nv-AF patients and assessed associations between baseline patient characteristics and nonadherence. METHODS: This cohort study included OAC-naive nv-AF patients with no contraindications to OAC, who initiated dabigatran and rivaroxaban, using nationwide data from French national health care databases...
July 28, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752508/safety-and-effectiveness-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-outside-the-coverage-of-national-health-insurance-in-taiwan
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Yu-Hsiang Su, Chih-Hung Chen, Huey-Juan Lin, Yu-Wei Chen, Mei-Chiun Tseng, Han-Chieh Hsieh, Chih-Hung Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung
PURPOSE: Only a small percentage of ischemic stroke patients were treated with intravenous thrombolysis in Taiwan, partly because of the narrow reimbursement criteria of the National Health Insurance (NHI). We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of intravenous thrombolysis not covered by the NHI. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of register data from four hospitals. All patients who received intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and fulfilled the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) thrombolysis guidelines between January 2007 and June 2012 were distinguished into two groups: those in accordance (reimbursement group) and those not in accordance (non-reimbursement group) with the NHI reimbursement criteria...
March 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747024/clinical-profile-and-outcomes-in-octogenarians-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-community-based-study-in-a-specific-european-health-care-area
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Moisés Rodríguez-Mañero, Estrella López-Pardo, Alberto Cordero, Omar Kredieh, María Pereira-Vazquez, Jose-Luis Martínez-Sande, Alvaro Martínez-Gomez, Carlos Peña-Gil, José Novo-Platas, Javier García-Seara, Pilar Mazón, Ricardo Laje, Isabel Moscoso, Alfonso Varela-Román, Jose María García-Acuña, José Ramón González-Juanatey
BACKGROUND: Age increases risk of stroke and bleeding. Clinical trial data have had relatively low proportions of elderly subjects. We sought to study a Spanish population of octogenarians with atrial fibrillation (AF) by combining different sources of electronic clinical records from an area where all medical centres utilized electronic health record systems. METHODS: Data was derived from the Galician Healthcare Service information system. RESULTS: From 383,000 subjects, AF was coded in 7990 (2...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736026/yogurt-feeding-induced-the-prolongation-of-fully-major-histocompatibility-complex-mismatched-murine-cardiac-graft-survival-by-induction-of-cd4-foxp3-cells
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M Uchiyama, E Yin, T Yanagisawa, X Jin, M Hara, S Matsuyama, T Imazuru, K Uchida, M Kawamura, M Niimi
Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food and the beneficial effects of yogurt on both health and immunomodulatory effects are well documented. In this pilot study, we investigated the effects of commercially produced yogurt R-1 on alloimmune responses in a murine cardiac transplantation model. The R-1 is produced by Meiji Co., Ltd., and contains live and active lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus bulgaricus OLL1073R-1) mainly. CBA (H2(k)) mice underwent transplantation of a C57BL/6 (H2(b); B6) heart and received oral administration of 1 mL, 0...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728082/oral-infections-comorbidities-and-sensory-evidences-in-elderly-cross-sectional-study
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Nathalia Santos Viana Silva, Luciana Alvarenga da Silva, Omar Jaluul, Wilson Jacob-Filho, Silvia Regina Dowgan Tesseroli de Siqueira
BACKGROUND: Oral infections affect the general health and overlap with chronic diseases due to infectious-immune mechanisms. On the other side, sensory abnormalities may be symptoms of this association. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of oral infections, comorbidities, health parameters and sensory abnormalities in elderly patients. METHODS: Thirty (30) elderly with mean age 70.4 yo, distributed according to ages were evaluated with a protocol that included demographics, comorbidities, medications, laboratory tests, blood pressure, heart rate, mini-mental state examination, clinical oral evaluation and systematized sensory testing (gustative, olfactory, thermal, mechanical and pain thresholds)...
July 1, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727668/comprehensive-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-secondary-prevention-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-mild-stroke-psychological-profile-and-outcomes
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Peter L Prior, Vladimir Hachinski, Richard Chan, Karen Unsworth, Sharon Mytka, Michael Harnadek, Christina OʼCallaghan, Neville Suskin
PURPOSE: Having previously reported that comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CCR) is effective for secondary prevention post-transient ischemic attack (TIA)/mild nondisabling stroke (MNDS), we present psychometric findings for the same sample that elucidate subacute TIA/MNDS psychological outcomes and test whether CCR would be independently associated with psychological improvements. METHODS: In this prospective cohort trial patients with ≥1 risk factor, recruited from a stroke prevention clinic within 12 months (mean = 11...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697036/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-among-users-of-oral-and-transdermal-estrogen-therapy-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Carolyn J Crandall, Kathleen M Hovey, Christopher Andrews, Jane A Cauley, Marcia Stefanick, Chrisandra Shufelt, Ross L Prentice, Andrew M Kaunitz, Charles Eaton, Jean Wactawski-Wende, JoAnn E Manson
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations of estrogen preparations with an index of health risks versus benefits. METHODS: Using data from 45,112 participants of the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (average follow-up 5.5 years), we examined associations of estrogen type and oral conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) dose with time to first global index event (GIE), defined as coronary heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, pulmonary embolism, hip fracture, colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, or death...
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688888/observation-of-patients-transitioned-to-an-oral-loop-diuretic-before-discharge-and-risk-of-readmission-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Benjamin Laliberte, Brent N Reed, Sandeep Devabhakthuni, Kristin Watson, Vijay Ivaturi, Tao Liu, Stephen S Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is associated with high 30-day readmission rates and places significant financial burden on the health care system. The aim of this study was to determine if the duration of observation on an oral loop diuretic before discharge is associated with a reduction in 30-day HF readmission in patients with acute decompensated HF (ADHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective study of adult patients admitted for ADHF at a large academic medical center...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676114/antibacterial-activities-and-toxicological-study-of-the-aqueous-extract-from-leaves-of-alchornea-cordifolia-euphorbiaceae
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Merline Namekong Djimeli, Siméon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Guy Sedar Singor Njateng, Charles Fokunang, Donald Sedric Tala, Fabrice Kengni, Donatien Gatsing
BACKGROUND: A. cordifolia is a plant widely used in Africa to solve many health problems. In Cameroon, it is used in the treatment of urogenital infections. As a continuation of our search for pharmacologically active agents from natural sources, the antimicrobial activity of A. cordifolia leaf extracts against E. coli and the toxicity of this extract were investigated. METHODS: The antibacterial activity of the aqueous extract from leaves of Alchornea cordifolia was carried out in vitro on Escherichia coli, as well as in vivo on E...
July 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659014/optimizing-nutrition-in-pediatric-heart-failure-the-crisis-is-over-and-now-it-s-time-to-feed
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Kylie D Lewis, Jennifer Conway, Chentel Cunningham, Bodil M K Larsen
Pediatric heart failure is a complex disease occurring when cardiac output is unable to meet the metabolic demands of the body. With improved surgical interventions and medical therapies, survival rates have improved, and care has shifted from focusing on survival to optimizing quality of life and health outcomes. Based on current literature, this review addresses the nutrition needs of infants and children in heart failure and describes the pathophysiology and metabolic implications of this disease. The prevalence of wasting in pediatric heart failure has been reported to be as high as 86%, highlighting the importance of nutrition assessment through all stages of treatment to provide appropriate intake of energy, protein, and micronutrients...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629781/position-paper-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-oral-status-in-patients-with-valvular-disease-groupe-de-travail-valvulopathies-de-la-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-cardiologie-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-chirurgie-orale-soci%C3%A3-t%C3%A3-fran%C3%A3-aise-de-parodontologie-et-d-implantologie
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REVIEW
Sarah Millot, Philippe Lesclous, Marie-Laure Colombier, Loredana Radoi, Clément Messeca, Mathieu Ballanger, Jean-Luc Charrier, Philippe Tramba, Stéphane Simon, Alain Berrebi, Fabien Doguet, Emmanuel Lansac, Christophe Tribouilloy, Gilbert Habib, Xavier Duval, Bernard Iung
Oral health is of particular importance in patients with heart valve diseases because of the risk of infective endocarditis. Recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures have been restricted, but the modalities of oral evaluation and dental care are not detailed in guidelines. Therefore, a multidisciplinary working group reviewed the literature to propose detailed approaches for the evaluation and management of buccodental status in patients with valvular disease. Simple questions asked by a non-dental specialist may draw attention to buccodental diseases...
August 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619581/-cardiovascular-risk-of-smoking-by-gender
#14
Daniel Thomas
In France, the increase in the prevalence of women's smoking has been major over the past 30 years. The consequences are a significant increase and an unusual precocity of all the women's cardiovascular (CV) pathologies (myocardial infarction, stroke and aortic pathologies). Associated factors (combined oral contraception, unequal distribution of other CV risk factors by sex) increase the CV impact of women's smoking. For the same tobacco use, women have a 25% higher risk of coronary heart disease than men...
June 12, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613960/the-effect-of-air-pollution-on-diurnal-variation-of-performance-in-anaerobic-tests-cardiovascular-and-hematological-parameters-and-blood-gases-on-soccer-players-following-the-yo-yo-intermittent-recovery-test-level-1
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Nesrin Boussetta, Salma Abedelmalek, Khouloud Aloui, Nizar Souissi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of air pollution on diurnal variation of performance in anaerobic tests, cardiovascular and hematological parameters, and blood gases on soccer players following the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test Level-1 (YYIRT1). In a randomized order, 11 healthy soccer players (mean age: 21.8 [range: 20-24] years; height: 178.00 [range: 1.64-1.83] cm; body mass index [BMI]: 23.57 [range: 20.45-28.03] kg.m(-2)) performed a YYIRT1 at two different times of day (TOD) (08:00 h and 18:00 h) in two areas (i...
June 14, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592963/atrial-fibrillation-the-current-epidemic
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REVIEW
Carlos A Morillo, Amitava Banerjee, Pablo Perel, David Wood, Xavier Jouven
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia diagnosed in clinical practice. The consequences of AF have been clearly established in multiple large observational cohort studies and include increased stroke and systemic embolism rates if no oral anticoagulation is prescribed, with increased morbidity and mortality. With the worldwide aging of the population characterized by a large influx of "baby boomers" with or without risk factors for developing AF, an epidemic is forecasted within the next 10 to 20 years...
March 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587826/safety-assessment-of-cultivated-fruiting-body-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-evaluated-through-subacute-toxicity-in-rats
#17
Shin Yee Fung, Sook Shien Lee, Nget Hong Tan, Jayalakshmi Pailoor
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ophiocordyceps sinensis (Berk.) G.H. Sung, J.M. Sung, Hywel-Jones & Spatafora is one of the most renowned traditional Chinese medicine used as tonic, renal, respiratory and reproductive health, promote longevity and overall improvement in quality of life. Natural production of O. sinensis is limited due to its extreme specificity in host range and confined geographic distribution. Therefore, cultivation of the fungus was developed to meet high demand for commercialization as nutraceutical...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580563/-new-treatment-for-vascular-thrombosis-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
#18
Chen-Wei Lin, Shiao-Pei Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of arrhythmia that increases significantly the risk of blood clots in the heart and of stroke. Therefore, stroke prevention is a key goal of AF treatment. In the past, patients were required to take anticoagulants for the remainder of their life, to regularly the monitor international normalized ratio (INR) of prothrombin time (PT), and to avoid possible negative interactions with various drugs and foods. Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), a novel device and technique, was thus developed for AF patients with contraindications to anticoagulants and a high risk of bleeding...
June 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570379/promoting-evidence-based-practice-at-a-primary-stroke-center-a-nurse-education-strategy
#19
Christina Anne Case
BACKGROUND: Promoting a culture of evidence-based practice within a health care facility is a priority for health care leaders and nursing professionals; however, tangible methods to promote translation of evidence to bedside practice are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to design and implement a nursing education intervention demonstrating to the bedside nurse how current evidence-based guidelines are used when creating standardized stroke order sets at a primary stroke center, thereby increasing confidence in the use of standardized order sets at the point of care and supporting evidence-based culture within the health care facility...
July 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566656/low-heart-rate-variability-and-sympathetic-dominance-modifies-the-association-between-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-syndrome%C3%A3-the-toon-health-study
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Isao Saito, Koutatsu Maruyama, Eri Eguchi, Tadahiro Kato, Ryoichi Kawamura, Yasunori Takata, Hiroshi Onuma, Haruhiko Osawa, Takeshi Tanigawa
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS), but it is not known how this association is influenced by the autonomic nervous system, which controls insulin secretion.Methods and Results:The subjects were 2,016 individuals aged 30-79 years enrolled between 2009 and 2012. MetS was determined using the harmonized MetS definition, which includes waist circumference, blood pressure, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and fasting glucose...
May 30, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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