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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294866/-treatment-of-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-in-real-clinical-practice-in-russia-the-choice-2-program
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G Glezer M, On Behalf Of The Choice-Study Participants On Behalf Of The Choice-Study Participants
OBJECTIVE: in the framework of an open post-marketing observational national program CHOICE-2 to assess correspondence between recommendations for management of patients with stable angina and actual clinical practice, as well as to assess effect of treatment with cytoprotector trimetazidine on clinical course of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Participating physicians (n=185 from 46 regions of Russian Federation) recruited 896 patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283496/physical-activity-guided-by-pulse-pressure-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-a-pilot-study
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Sven Haufe, Christoph Bara, Julian Eigendorf, Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Sebastian V Rojas, Jan D Schmitto, Uwe Tegtbur, Jens Jordan, Jens Tank
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (cfLVADs) are increasingly used as bridge to cardiac transplantation or destination therapy in patients with end-stage heart failure.(1) Patients implanted with cfLVADs exhibit marked arterial pulse pressure (PP) reductions which could adversely affect cardiovascular health. Indeed, a pulsatile blood pressure provides stimuli for vascular smooth muscle cell growth and arterial baroreceptor functions.(2, 3) LVAD designs attempting to simulate PP have been developed recently with the hope to improve clinical outcomes...
March 10, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271325/nebulization-of-rns60-a-physically-modified-saline-attenuates-the-adoptive-transfer-of-experimental-allergic-encephalomyelitis-in-mice-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis-therapy
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Susanta Mondal, Suresh B Rangasamy, Supurna Ghosh, Richard L Watson, Kalipada Pahan
Developing a new and effective therapeutic approach against multiple sclerosis (MS) is always an important area of research. RNS60 is a bioactive aqueous solution generated by subjecting normal saline to Taylor-Couette-Poiseuille flow under elevated oxygen pressure. Recently we have demonstrated that RNS60, administered through intraperitoneal injection, ameliorated clinical symptoms and disease progression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of MS. Since the intravenous route is not preferred for treating a chronic condition, we tested if nebulization of RNS60 could attenuate the disease process of adoptively-transferred EAE in mice...
March 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266825/cardiovascular-disease-update-pulmonary-hypertension
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Johnathan D McDivitt, Craig Barstow
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a spectrum disorder with multiple causes of the elevation of pressure in the lungs. It often is difficult to diagnose because it mimics many commonly reported symptoms (eg, dyspnea, exercise intolerance, chest pain). Diagnosis is made via right heart catheterization; however, transthoracic echocardiography may show evidence of elevated pulmonary pressure as the first clue to the diagnosis. Diagnostic tests to consider include a liver panel, complete blood count, and thyroid function test; electrocardiogram; chest x-ray; pulmonary function testing; and possibly lung imaging via computed tomography scan or ventilation-perfusion scan...
March 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264692/a-three-component-cognitive-behavioural-lifestyle-program-for-preconceptional-weight-loss-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-a-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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G Jiskoot, S H Benneheij, A Beerthuizen, J E de Niet, C de Klerk, R Timman, J J Busschbach, J S E Laven
BACKGROUND: Obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) negatively affects all clinical features, and a 5 to 10% weight loss has shown promising results on reproductive, metabolic and psychological level. Incorporating a healthy diet, increasing physical activity and changing dysfunctional thought patterns in women with PCOS are key points in losing weight. The biggest challenge in weight management programs is to achieve a reasonable and sustainable weight loss. The aim of this study is to explore whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by a mental health professional, working in a multidisciplinary team with a dietician and a physical therapist (a three-component intervention), is more effective for weight loss in the long term, within 12 months...
March 6, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242176/2017-taiwan-lipid-guidelines-for-high-risk-patients
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Yi-Heng Li, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Min-Ji Charng, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Kuo-Liong Chien, Chih-Yuan Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Ping-Yen Liu, Cheng-Huang Su, Shih-Chieh Chien, Chia-Wei Liou, Sung-Chun Tang, Chun-Chuan Lee, Tse-Ya Yu, Jaw-Wen Chen, Chau-Chung Wu, Hung-I Yeh
In Taiwan, the prevalence of hyperlipidemia increased due to lifestyle and dietary habit changes. Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) are all significant predicting factors of coronary artery disease in Taiwan. We recognized that lipid control is especially important in patients with existed atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD), including coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic stroke and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Because the risk of ASCVD is high in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), lipid control is also necessary in these patients...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215150/hypertension-current-natural-strategies-to-lower-blood-pressure
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Jacek Rysz, Beata Franczyk, Maciej Banach, Anna Gluba-Brzózka
The prevalence of hypertension (HTN) worldwide is high and is constantly rising. HTN is considered to be a silent killer since often there are no obvious symptoms but long-term, HTN significantly increases the risk of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases. Those with diagnosed HTN or at high risk of its development, should start blood pressure (BP) lowering therapy based on natural methods including: lifestyle, regular physical activity, respiratory training, reducing body mass, lowering sodium intake with food, potassium supplementation, balanced diet enriched with herbs, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake, smoking cessation, stress avoidance and regular monitoring of the BP...
February 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181131/randomized-trial-of-aromatherapy-versus-conventional-care-for-breast-cancer-patients-during-perioperative-periods
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Kentaro Tamaki, Akiko Komatsu Fukuyama, Shigeharu Terukina, Yoshihiko Kamada, Kano Uehara, Miwa Arakaki, Kazuko Yamashiro, Minoru Miyashita, Takanori Ishida, Keely May McNamara, Noriaki Ohuchi, Nobumitsu Tamaki, Hironobu Sasano
PURPOSE: Several studies focused on the effect of aromatherapy on mood, quality of life (QOL), and physical symptoms in patients with cancer. We compared the effects on QOL, vital signs, and sleep quality between aromatherapy and conventional therapy during perioperative periods of the breast cancer patients in this study. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive aromatherapy or usual care. The primary endpoint was QOL, which was assessed using the quality of life questionnaire QLQ-C30, Version 3...
February 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157742/stroke-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-management
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Amy Guzik, Cheryl Bushnell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death from stroke has decreased over the past decade, with stroke now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, the incidence of new and recurrent stroke is declining, likely because of the increased use of specific prevention medications, such as statins and antihypertensives. Despite these positive trends in incidence and mortality, many strokes remain preventable. The major modifiable risk factors are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tobacco smoking, and hyperlipidemia, as well as lifestyle factors, such as obesity, poor diet/nutrition, and physical inactivity...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155720/effects-of-8-week-swimming-training-on-carotid-arterial-stiffness-and-hemodynamics-in-young-overweight-adults
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Wen-Xue Yuan, Hai-Bin Liu, Feng-Shan Gao, Yan-Xia Wang, Kai-Rong Qin
BACKGROUND: Exercise has been found to either reduce or increase arterial stiffness. Land-based exercise modalities have been documented as effective physical therapies to decrease arterial stiffness. However, these land-based exercise modalities may not be suitable for overweight individuals, in terms of risks of joint injury. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of 8-week swimming training and 4-week detraining on carotid arterial stiffness and hemodynamics in young overweight adults...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149061/effects-of-6-months-yoga-program-on-renal-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-suffering-from-chronic-kidney-disease
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Rajendra Kumar Pandey, Tung Vir Singh Arya, Amit Kumar, Ashish Yadav
AIM: To study the effect of 6 months yoga program in patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients with CKD were studied and divided into two groups (yoga group and control group) to see the effect of yoga in CKD. Patients in the yoga group were offered yoga therapy along with other conventional treatment modalities, while the control group was only on conventional treatment. Subjects in yoga group were trained to perform specific yogic asanas for at least 5 days a week for 40-60 min a day...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
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Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040387/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-miller-fisher-syndrome
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Dalvir Gill, Kan Liu
51-year-old female who presented with progressive paresthesia, numbness of the lower extremities, double vision, and trouble walking. Physical exam was remarkable for areflexia, and ptosis. Her initial EKG showed nonspecific ST segment changes and her Troponin T was elevated to 0.41ng/mL which peaked at 0.66ng/mL. Echocardiogram showed a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction to 35% with severely hypokinetic anterior wall and left ventricular apex was severely hypokinetic. EMG nerve conduction study showed severely decreased conduction velocity and prolonged distal latency in all nerves consistent with demyelinating disease...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030378/does-lifestyle-contribute-to-disease-severity-in-patients-with-inherited-lipid-disorders
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Benoit J Arsenault, Nicolas Perrot, Patrick Couture
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, familial combined hyperlipidemia and hyperlipoprotein(a) are at high cardiovascular risk. Increasing evidence suggest that lifestyle-related risk factors such as physical inactivity, and poor diet quality could influence cardiovascular risk in these patients. Our objective is to review the evidence that supports the role of lifestyle-related factors in the prediction of cardiovascular risk in patients with inherited lipid disorders...
December 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008296/point-of-care-ultraportable-echocardiography-predicts-diuretic-response-in-patients-admitted-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Dena K Krishnan, Barbara Pawlaczyk, Peter A McCullough, Susan Enright, Arvind Kunadi, Thomas E Vanhecke
BACKGROUND: Routine management of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) requires careful attentiveness to fluid status and diuretic treatment efficacy. New advances in ultrasound have made ultraportable echocardiography (UE) available to physicians for point-of-care use. The purpose of this study is to explore physiologic measures of intravascular fluid volume derived from UE and explore predictors of diuretic response in ADHF. METHODS: Various echocardiography imaging measurements, particularly diameter and collapse of inferior vena cava (IVC), were collected from 77 patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of ADHF...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005140/-abdominal-pain-and-hypertension-in-a-55-year-old-male-patient
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T Kofler, F Yueksel, S Dirnhofer, M Y Donath, M Trendelenburg
A 55-year-old male patient under permanent testosterone therapy for hypogonadism presented with abdominal pain and increased blood pressure values. In the physical examination a plethora was noted and laboratory examinations revealed polyglobulia. In the subsequent diagnostic process polycythemia vera and cancer could be excluded as the cause. A secondary polyglobulia due to testosterone substitution was diagnosed. Unphysiologically high testosterone levels represent a rare cause of secondary polyglobulia and with an appropriate medical history should be taken into account at an early stage...
December 22, 2016: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003826/pericardial-effusion-due-to-primary-malignant-pericardial-mesothelioma-a-common-finding-but-an-uncommon-cause
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Valery Istomin, David S Blondheim, Simcha R Meisel, Aaron Frimerman, Moshe Lapidot, Ronit Rachmilevitch
This case report describes a 37-year-old female who was admitted to our Emergency Department because of shortness of breath. On physical examination, she had dyspnea and tachycardia and blood pressure was 80/50 mmHg with a pulsus paradoxus of 22 mmHg. Neck veins were distended, heart sounds were distant, and dullness was found on both lung bases. Her chest X-ray revealed bilateral pleural effusion and cardiomegaly. On both computed tomography and echocardiography the heart was of normal size and a large pericardial effusion was noted...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003419/47-year-old-female-with-an-apical-mass
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Jack Andrews, Christopher Ce Lang, Marc Dweck
CLINICAL INTRODUCTION: A 47-year-old female with no medical history presented with a sudden collapse. Physical examination, chest X-ray and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I were normal, however ECG demonstrated anterior T-wave inversion. CT pulmonary angiography was performed which ruled out pulmonary embolism but revealed a non-calcified, homogenous mass at the left ventricular (LV) apex. It was not clear whether this mass was intramyocardial or pericardial. Transthoracic echocardiography confirmed the apical mass but was unable to establish its aetiology...
December 21, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965510/the-effect-of-high-dose-steroid-treatment-used-for-the-treatment-of-acute-demyelinating-diseases-on-endothelial-and-cardiac-functions
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Mehmet Vedat Çaldır, Güner Koyuncu Çelik, Özgür Çiftçi, İbrahim Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The cardiovascular effects of short-term high-dose steroid treatment (pulse steroid treatment) have not yet been clarified. We examined the short- and long-term effects of pulse steroid treatment in demyelinating diseases on endothelial and cardiac functions. METHODS: In this prospective study, we included 35 patients (20 females and 15 males; mean age, 32.8±9.3 years) who were not treated with steroids and who were previously diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or neuromyelitis optica...
December 1, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965227/effects-of-ambulation-and-nondependent-transfers-on-vital-signs-in-patients-receiving-norepinephrine
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Rosario Arcaya Nievera, Ann Fick, Hilary K Harris
PURPOSE: To assess the safety of mobilizing patients receiving low-dose norepinephrine (0.05 μg/kg per min) by examining mean arterial pressure and heart rate before and after activity with parameters set by the physician. BACKGROUND: Norepinephrine is a peripheral vasoconstrictor administered for acute hypotension. During activity, blood flows to the periphery to supply muscles with oxygen, which may oppose the norepinephrine vasoconstriction. The safety of mobilizing patients receiving norepinephrine is unclear...
December 2016: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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