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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130542/safety-evaluation-of-p-synephrine-following-15%C3%A2-days-of-oral-administration-to-healthy-subjects-a-clinical-study
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Mohd Shara, Sidney J Stohs, Mahmoud M Smadi
Extracts of bitter orange (BOE, Citrus aurantium L.) and its primary protoalkaloid p-synephrine are extensively consumed as dietary supplements. p-Synephrine is also present in foods and juices prepared from various Citrus species. The safety of p-synephrine has been questioned as a result of structural similarities with ephedrine. This study assessed the cardiovascular (stimulant) and hemodynamic effects of BOE (49 mg p-synephrine) daily given to 16 healthy subjects for 15 days in a placebo-controlled, cross-over, double-blinded study...
November 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112241/periodontal-therapy-for-the-management-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis
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REVIEW
Chunjie Li, Zongkai Lv, Zongdao Shi, Ye Zhu, Yafei Wu, Longjiang Li, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor
BACKGROUND: There is an association between chronic periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it is not known whether periodontal therapy could prevent or manage CVD in patients with chronic periodontitis. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to investigate the effects of periodontal therapy in preventing the occurrence of, and management or recurrence of, CVD in patients with chronic periodontitis. SEARCH METHODS: Cochrane Oral Health's Information Specialist searched the following databases: Cochrane Oral Health's Trials Register (to 31 August 2017), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (the Cochrane Library, 2017, Issue 7), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 31 August 2017), Embase Ovid (1980 to 31 August 2017) and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL EBSCO) (1937 to 31 August 2017) ...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103439/perinatal-health-and-malocclusions-in-preschool-children-findings-from-a-cohort-of-adolescent-mothers-in-southern-brazil
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Cássia Cardozo Amaral, Vanessa Polina Pereira da Costa, Marina Sousa Azevedo, Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro, Flávio Fernando Demarco, Marília Leão Goettems
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy in adolescence has long-term consequences that can negatively influence oral conditions. In this study, we aimed to assess malocclusion in deciduous dentition and its association with prolonged breastfeeding, pacifier use, and perinatal health indicators pertaining to the periods immediately before and after birth. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was nested in a cohort of adolescent mothers who became pregnant from 13 to 19 years of age (mean age, 17...
November 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096024/antithrombotic-therapy-in-atrial-fibrillation-associated-with-valvular-heart-disease-a-joint-consensus-document-from-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-ehra-and-european-society-of-cardiology-working-group-on-thrombosis-endorsed-by-the-esc-working-group
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Gregory Y H Lip, Jean Philippe Collet, Raffaele de Caterina, Laurent Fauchier, Deirdre A Lane, Torben B Larsen, Francisco Marin, Joao Morais, Calambur Narasimhan, Brian Olshansky, Luc Pierard, Tatjana Potpara, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Karen Sliwa, Gonzalo Varela, Gemma Vilahur, Thomas Weiss, Giuseppe Boriani, Bianca Rocca
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major worldwide public health problem, and AF in association with valvular heart disease (VHD) is also common. However, management strategies for this group of patients have been less informed by randomized trials, which have largely focused on 'non-valvular AF' patients. Thrombo-embolic risk also varies according to valve lesion and may also be associated with CHA2DS2VASc score risk factor components, rather than only the valve disease being causal. Given marked heterogeneity in the definition of valvular and non-valvular AF and variable management strategies, including non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with VHD other than prosthetic heart valves or haemodynamically significant mitral valve disease, there is a need to provide expert recommendations for professionals participating in the care of patients presenting with AF and associated VHD...
November 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080863/temporal-trends-in-the-use-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-direct-oral-anticoagulant-agents-versus-warfarin-for-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-canadian-population-based-study
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Amy Y X Yu, Shaun Malo, Lawrence W Svenson, Stephen B Wilton, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are noninferior to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to determine the population risk of stroke and death in incident AF, stratified by anticoagulation status and type, and the temporal trends of oral anticoagulation practice in the post-DOAC approval period. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of incident nonvalvular AF cases using administrative health data in Alberta, Canada...
October 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079568/comparative-risk-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-between-topical-and-oral-nonselective-nsaids-in-taiwanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Tzu-Chieh Lin, Daniel H Solomon, Sara K Tedeschi, Kazuki Yoshida, Yea-Huei Kao Yang
BACKGROUND: Topical NSAIDs have less systemic absorption than oral NSAIDs. We examined the risk of cardiovascular events associated with nonselective topical NSAIDs versus oral NSAIDs among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Taiwan. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study that included patients with incident rheumatoid arthritis who were newly starting therapy with nonselective topical NSAIDs or oral NSAIDs. We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034445/dental-prevention-and-disease-awareness-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Steffen Koerdt, Julia Hartz, Stefan Hollatz, Gesche Frohwitter, Marco R Kesting, Peter Ewert, Renate Oberhoffer, Herbert Deppe
OBJECTIVES: The importance of excellent oral health is known to be crucial in children with congenital heart diseases (CHD). Data about dental health and disease awareness is limited. This study aims to assess preventive measures taken to improve dental health in children with CHD and to gain insight into disease awareness and knowledge about the importance of oral health in children with CHD and to propose measures that could be taken. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Parents of 150 children with CHD were asked to complete a questionnaire containing specific questions about the preventive measures taken by the parents and dental and medical practitioners and their knowledge about underlying disease and the importance of oral health...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020983/cxcr2-inhibition-a-novel-approach-to-treating-coronary-heart-disease-cicada-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jubin P Joseph, Eliana Reyes, Josephine Guzman, Jim O'Doherty, Hannah McConkey, Satpal Arri, Rahul Kakkar, Nicholas Beckley, Abdel Douiri, Sally F Barrington, Simon R Redwood, Albert Ferro
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence of the central role of neutrophils in both atherosclerotic plaque formation and rupture. Patients with lower neutrophil counts following acute coronary syndromes tend to have a greater coronary flow reserve, which is a strong predictor of long-term cardiovascular health. But so far, no data are available regarding the impact of neutrophil inhibition on cardiovascular clinical or surrogate endpoints. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of AZD5069, a cysteine-X-cysteine chemokine receptor 2 (CXCR2) inhibitor, on coronary flow reserve and coronary structure and function in patients with coronary artery disease...
October 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017665/folic-acid-effect-on-artemether-induced-cardiac-anomalies-in-mice-embryos
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Muhammad Shahid Akhtar, Mohammad Tahir
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of folic acid in preventing the adverse effects of artemether, on fetal heart in Albino mice. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Anatomy, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, from July 2011 to January 2012. METHODOLOGY: Eighteen pregnant Albino mice were randomly divided into three groups A, B, and C of six mice each. The control group Awas treated with intramuscular injection of solvent arachis oil 10...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991002/estimating-the-effect-of-preventable-treatment-discontinuation-on-health-outcomes
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M A Brookhart, D Reams, P J Dluzniewski, A Kshirsagar, L Walsh, B D Bradbury
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in studying the effects of medication adherence on health outcomes. However, if patients appropriately stop treatment because of side effects and treatment failure, it is neither possible nor clinically meaningful to estimate the effect of full medication adherence. METHODS: We present an analysis designed to estimate the effect of non-medical (preventable) discontinuation of cinacalcet, an oral medication approved to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis on mortality and heart failure...
October 4, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953214/clinical-trials-in-menopause
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Kathryn I Marko, James A Simon
OBJECTIVE: Clinical trials in menopause have undergone much scrutiny over the years. This has led to significant shifts in the treatment of symptomatic menopause and a substantial impact on women. We aim to delineate the key studies contributing to this controversy and highlight new directions specifically related to menopausal hormone therapy (HT) and vascular disease risk. METHODS: We performed a search of sentinel studies delineating the risks and benefits of HT in otherwise healthy postmenopausal women...
September 25, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944301/intravenous-rehydration-of-malnourished-children-with-acute-gastroenteritis-and-severe-dehydration-a-systematic-review
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Kirsty A Houston, Jack G Gibb, Kathryn Maitland
Background: Rehydration strategies in children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and severe dehydration are extremely cautious. The World Health Organization (WHO) SAM guidelines advise strongly against intravenous fluids unless the child is shocked or severely dehydrated and unable to tolerate oral fluids. Otherwise, guidelines recommend oral or nasogastric rehydration using low sodium oral rehydration solutions. There is limited evidence to support these recommendations. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies on 15 (th) June 2017 comparing different strategies of rehydration therapy in children with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration, specifically relating to intravenous rehydration, using standard search terms...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943263/definition-of-indicators-of-the-appropriateness-of-oral-anticoagulant-prescriptions-in-hospitalized-adults-literature-review-and-consensus-pacha-study
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Aurélie Petit-Monéger, Frantz Thiessard, Pernelle Noize, Driss Berdaï, Vianney Jouhet, Florence Saillour-Glénisson, Louis-Rachid Salmi
BACKGROUND: Indicators of the appropriateness of oral anticoagulant prescriptions are lacking, despite the major contribution they could make to improve quality of care. AIM: To identify and select such indicators according to their utility and operational implementation. METHODS: A literature review was conducted to identify indicators of the appropriateness of oral anticoagulant prescriptions according to the guidelines of health authorities and European learned societies...
September 21, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942666/-old-and-new-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-hungarian-data
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János Tomcsányi, Balázs Salfer, Bence Nagy
INTRODUCTION: Despite a progress in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation this arrhythmia is one of the major causes of stroke, heart failure, sudden death and cardiovascular morbidity. Oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonist or non-vitamin K antagonist markedly reduces stroke and mortality in atrial fibrillation patients. AIM: To estimate the real-life vitamin K antagonist and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant treatment in past years in Hungary...
October 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939672/cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-identifying-truly-low-risk-atrial-fibrillation-for-stroke-a-korean-nationwide-cohort-study
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Tae-Hoon Kim, Pil-Sung Yang, Daehoon Kim, Hee Tae Yu, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As the threshold of stroke risk for initiating oral anticoagulants is lowered after the introduction of the nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants, the focus of stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has shifted away from predicting high-risk patients toward initially identifying patients with a truly low risk of ischemic stroke, who do not need antithrombotic therapy. We tested the predictive ability of the congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (doubled; CHADS2), congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 (doubled), diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (doubled), vascular disease, age 65 to 74, female (CHA2DS2-VASc), and Anticoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) risk stratification schemes in oral anticoagulants naive patients with atrial fibrillation in a Korean nationwide sample cohort...
November 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932907/effects-of-self-paced-interval-and-continuous-training-on-health-markers-in-women
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Luke J Connolly, Stephen J Bailey, Peter Krustrup, Jonathan Fulford, Chris Smietanka, Andrew M Jones
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of self-paced high-intensity interval and continuous cycle training on health markers in premenopausal women. METHODS: Forty-five inactive females were randomised to a high-intensity interval training (HIIT; n = 15), continuous training (CT; n = 15) or an inactive control (CON; n = 15) group. HIIT performed 5 × 5 min sets comprising repetitions of 30-s low-, 20-s moderate- and 10-s high-intensity cycling with 2 min rest between sets...
November 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928314/smokeless-tobacco-and-public-health-in-bangladesh
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REVIEW
Rumana Huque, M Mostafa Zaman, Syed Mahfuzul Huq, Dhirendra N Sinha
Despite the high prevalence of smokeless tobacco (SLT) use among adults in Bangladesh, SLT was not included in the Tobacco Control Law till 2013. Information on SLT use among Bangladeshi people is inadequate for policymaking and implementing effective control measures. With the aim to identify the prevalence and trends of different SLT products, health and economic impacts, manufacture, and sale of and policies related to SLT in Bangladesh, we carried out a literature review, which involved literature search, data extraction, and synthesis...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924374/no-association-of-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-with-fasting-or-postload-glycaemia-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study
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Olga Kruszelnicka, Marcin Kuźma, Iwona Z Pena, Ian B Perera, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Ewa Wieczorek-Surdacka, Andrzej Surdacki
Background: Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use was reportedly associated with an excess of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events, thus making their systemic effects relevant to public health. PPIs reduce gastric acid secretion, causing increased gastrin release. Gastrin stimulates β-cell neogenesis and enhances insulin release, exerting an incretin-like effect. Our aim was to assess, if PPI usage is associated with altered glycaemia in patients with CV disease. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed medical records of 102 subjects (80 with ischemic heart disease) who underwent a routine oral glucose tolerance test while hospitalized in a cardiology department...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918410/-just-like-a-normal-pain-what-do-people-with-diabetes-mellitus-experience-when-having-a-myocardial-infarction-a-qualitative-study-recruited-from-uk-hospitals
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Nikita Berman, Melvyn Mark Jones, Daan A De Coster
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate the symptoms people with diabetes experience when having a myocardial infarction (MI), their illness narrative and how they present their symptoms to the health service. SETTING: Three London (UK) hospitals (coronary care units and medical wards). PARTICIPANTS: Patients were recruited with diabetes mellitus (DM) (types 1 and 2) with a clinical presentation of MI (ST elevated MI (STEMI), non-ST elevated MI (NSTEMI), acute MI unspecified and cardiac arrest)...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904030/approach-to-advanced-heart-failure-at-the-end-of-life
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REVIEW
Leah Steinberg, Meghan White, Jennifer Arvanitis, Amna Husain, Susanna Mak
OBJECTIVE: To outline symptom management in, as well as offer a home-based protocol for, patients with advanced heart failure (HF). SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The terms palliative care and heart failure were searched in PubMed and relevant databases. All articles were reviewed. The specific medical management protocol was developed by the "HeartFull" collaborative team at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care in Toronto, Ont. MAIN MESSAGE: Educating patients about advanced HF and helping them understand their illness and illness trajectory can foster end-of-life discussions...
September 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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