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M Martínez-García, J Vargas-Barrón, F Bañuelos-Téllez, H González-Pacheco, C Fresno, E Hernández-Lemus, M A Martínez-Ríos, M Vallejo
OBJECTIVE: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has an important economic burden that poised the urgent need to evaluate its catastrophic medical expense. This study evaluates the first 5 years of the national health initiative called Popular Insurance (PI) at the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. METHODS: STEMI patients with (n=317) and without (n=260) PI were selected. Analysed variables included socio-economical context, management care, cost evaluation and three outcomes (mortality, hospital readmission and therapeutic adherence)...
March 13, 2018: Public Health
Natalia A Trayanova, Patrick M Boyle, Plamen P Nikolov
The goal of this article is to review advances in computational modeling of the heart, with a focus on recent non-invasive clinical imaging- and simulation-based strategies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with arrhythmias and structural heart disease. Following a brief overview of the field of computational cardiology, we present recent applications of the personalized virtual-heart approach in predicting the optimal targets for infarct-related ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation ablation, and in determining risk of sudden cardiac death in myocardial infarction patients...
March 2018: Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering
Narjeet S Khurmi, Yu-Hui Chang, D Eric Steidley, Andrew L Singer, Winston R Hewitt, Kunam S Reddy, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of post-liver transplant death, and variable care patterns may affect outcomes. We aimed to describe epidemiology and outcomes of inpatient CVD care across U.S. hospitals. METHODS: Using a merged dataset from the 2002-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample and the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, we evaluated liver transplant patients admitted primarily with myocardial infarction (MI), stroke (CVA), congestive heart failure (CHF), dysrhythmias, cardiac arrest (CA), or malignant hypertension...
March 15, 2018: Liver Transplantation
Irene Papanicolas, Liana R Woskie, Ashish K Jha
Importance: Health care spending in the United States is a major concern and is higher than in other high-income countries, but there is little evidence that efforts to reform US health care delivery have had a meaningful influence on controlling health care spending and costs. Objective: To compare potential drivers of spending, such as structural capacity and utilization, in the United States with those of 10 of the highest-income countries (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark) to gain insight into what the United States can learn from these nations...
March 13, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Dennis T Ko, Harlan M Krumholz, Jack V Tu, Peter C Austin, Therese A Stukel, Maria Koh, Alice Chong, Jose Francisco de Melo, Cynthia A Jackevicius
BACKGROUND: Clopidogrel is one of the most commonly prescribed medications because of its ability to improve clinical outcomes for a broad range of cardiovascular conditions. After patent protection expired for Plavix in 2012, many healthcare systems adopted generic clopidogrel as a strategy to reduce healthcare costs. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a population-based observational study to determine whether generic clopidogrel was noninferior to Plavix. Patients who were hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from 2009 to 2014 in Ontario, Canada, >65 years, survived ≥7 days after discharge, were eligible for inclusion...
March 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Xu Cong Ruan, Lian Leng Low, Yu Heng Kwan
INTRODUCTION The risk of rhabdomyolysis in the general population is elevated by the increased prevalence of statin use. As the presentation of rhabdomyolysis is varied, there is a risk of delayed diagnosis leading to patient complications and increased healthcare costs. Creatine kinase (CK) alone is not sufficiently predictive for risk stratification. Beyond serum CK, other biomarkers such as transaminases may be used as surrogates to evaluate rhabdomyolysis severity and predict complication risks. AIM To assess if other biomarkers are associated with peak CK and severity of rhabdomyolysis to aid in clinical diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis...
December 2017: Journal of Primary Health Care
Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Joshua A Beckman, Scott E Sherman, Jeffrey S Berger
BACKGROUND : Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a major cardiovascular complication of noncardiac surgery. We aimed to evaluate the frequency, causes, and outcomes of 30-day hospital readmission after perioperative AMI. METHODS : Patients who were diagnosed with AMI during hospitalization for major noncardiac surgery were identified using the 2014 US Nationwide Readmission Database. Rates, causes, and costs of 30-day readmissions after noncardiac surgery with and without perioperative AMI were identified...
March 10, 2018: Circulation
Adina Kleinerüschkamp, Patrick Meybohm, Niels Straub, Kai Zacharowski, Suma Choorapoikayil
BACKGROUND: Patient blood management (PBM) is a multidisciplinary concept focused on the management of anaemia, minimisation of iatrogenic blood loss and rational use of allogeneic blood products. The aims of this study were: (i) to analyse post-operative outcome in patients with liberal vs restrictive exposure to allogeneic blood products and (ii) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of PBM in patients undergoing surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis were performed to compare post-operative complications in predominantly non-transfused patients (restrictive transfusion group) and patients who received one to three units of red blood cells (liberal transfusion group)...
February 16, 2018: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Xiaolei Xiong, Zhiguo Zhang, Jing Ren, Jie Zhang, Xiaoyun Pan, Liang Zhang, Shiwei Gong, Si Jin
BACKGROUND: China's universal medical insurance system (UMIS) is designed to promote social fairness through improving access to medical services and reducing out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for all Chinese. However, it is still not known whether UMIS has a significant impact on the accessibility of medical service supply and the affordability, as well as the seeking-care choice, of patients in China. METHODS: Segmented time-series regression analysis, as a powerful statistical method of interrupted time series design, was used to estimate the changes in the quantity and quality of medical service supply before and after the implementation of UMIS...
2018: PloS One
Baharak Abd Emami, Elena Mahmoudi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mohammad Mehdi Dehghan, Saeed Farzad Mohajeri, Nooshin Haghighipour, Seyyed Hossein Marjanmehr, Mohammad Molazem, Susan Amin, Hossein Gholami
Myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of death all over the world. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation has shown a promising potential to recovery of ischemic heart disease due to their capability in differentiating into cardiac cells. However, various investigations have been performed to optimize the efficacy of cardiac cell therapy in recent years. Here, we sought to interrogate the effect of autologous transplantation of undifferentiated and predifferentiated adipose and bone marrow-derived MSCs in a rabbit model of myocardial infarction and also to investigate whether cardiac function could be improved by mechanically induced MSCs via equiaxial cyclic strain...
March 6, 2018: Artificial Organs
Francesco Gianfagna, Giovanni Veronesi, Matteo Tozzi, Antonino Tarallo, Rossana Borchini, Marco M Ferrario, Lorenza Bertù, Andrea Montonati, Patrizio Castelli
OBJECTIVES: Prevalence data on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in women, subjects younger than 65 years and in subgroups carrying specific risk factors are scarce. AAA prevalence was evaluated in an Italian population including women and younger subjects, stratifying for the presence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and CVD risk score. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population based cross-sectional study was conducted between 2013 and 2016. Men aged 50-75 and women aged 60-75 years, resident in the city of Varese (northern Italy), were randomly selected from the civil registry...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Alessandra Bura Riviere, Stéphane Bouée, Caroline Laurendeau, Elodie Torreton, Julie Gourmelen, Florence Thomas-Delecourt
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the characteristics and prognosis of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and related real-life health costs in France. METHODS: A cohort of patients diagnosed with PAD between 2007 and 2011 was extracted from the French Echantillon Généraliste des Bénéficiaires (EGB) claims database. The patients were followed up from the date of PAD diagnosis. Their characteristics, incidence of death and other events, treatments, and costs were analyzed by comparison with age- and gender-matched PAD-free controls...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Francesco Sessa, Valenzano Anna, Giovanni Messina, Giuseppe Cibelli, Vincenzo Monda, Gabriella Marsala, Maria Ruberto, Antonio Biondi, Orazio Cascio, Giuseppe Bertozzi, Daniela Pisanelli, Francesca Maglietta, Antonietta Messina, Maria P Mollica, Monica Salerno
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents about 25% of deaths in clinical cardiology. The identification of risk factors for SCD is the philosopher's stone of cardiology and the identification of non-invasive markers of risk of SCD remains one of the most important goals for the scientific community.The aim of this review is to analyze the state of the art around the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) as a predictor factor for SCD.HRV is probably the most analyzed index in cardiovascular risk stratification technical literature, therefore an important number of models and methods have been developed...
February 23, 2018: Aging
S L Plavinskii, A N Barinova
Use of highly concentrated ethyl esters of polyunsaturated fatty acids after myocardial infarction (MI) and in patients with heart failure was associated with lower mortality. The goal of this analysis was to perform cost-utility analysis of the use of highly concentrated ethyl esters of polyunsaturated fatty acids after MI (with help of a Markov model) and to find whether its use in some group of patients led to decrease in budget costs. As a result, we have shown that use of highly concentrated ethyl esters of polyunsaturated fatty acids after MI leads to increase in quality-adjusted life expectancy on 0...
February 2018: Kardiologiia
M K Md Arshad, R Adzhri, M F M Fathil, Subash C B Gopinath, Nuzaihan M N M
The development of electrical biosensor towards device miniaturization in order to achieve better sensitivity with enhanced electrical signal has certain limitations especially complexity in fabrication process and costs. In this paper, an alternative technique with minor modification in the device structure is presented for signal amplification by implementing ambipolar conduction in the biosensor itself. We demonstrated the field-effect transistor (FET)-based biosensor coupled back-gate for attaining a higher sensitivity with the detection of lower target abundance...
August 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Christian Schmidt, Alper Öner, Miriam Mann, Katja Krockenberger, Melanie Abbondanzieri, Bernard Brandewiede, Armin Brüge, Gisela Hostenkamp, Axel Kaiser, Henriette Neumeyer, Andreas Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death globally and represent a major economic burden on health care systems. Positive effects of disease management programs have been shown for patients with heart failure (HF). Remote monitoring and telemonitoring with active intervention are beneficial in atrial fibrillation (AF) and therapy-resistant hypertension (TRH), respectively. For these patients, we have developed a novel integrated care concept (NICC) which combines telemedicine with intensive support by a care center, including a call center, an integrated care network including inpatient and outpatient care providers and guideline therapy for patients...
February 20, 2018: Trials
Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Naseer Ahmed, Yong Choe, Vikkie A Mustad, Sumita Chakraborty, Scott Goates, Menghua Luo, Jeffrey I Mechanick
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of pre-existing malnutrition on survival and economic implications in elderly patients with diabetes. Research design and methods: A retrospective observational study was conducted to examine the impact of malnutrition with or without other significant health conditions on survival time and healthcare costs using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1999 to 2014 for beneficiaries with a confirmed first date of initial diagnosis of diabetes (n=15 121 131)...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Michael Megaly, Yader Sandoval, Matthew P Lillyblad, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: Coronary atherectomy, orbital or rotational, is frequently used for plaque modification in patients with heavily calcified lesions. Atherectomy can be associated with clinically significant bradyarrhythmias or transient atrioventricular block requiring temporary pacemaker insertion, mainly in lesions involving the right coronary artery or a dominant left circumflex artery. Bradyarrhythmias may be mediated by endogenous release of adenosine from red blood cell breakdown. Aminophylline, an adenosine antagonist, can prevent adenosine-mediated bradyarrhythmias...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Katharina Fritzen, Bettina Gutschek, Benedikte Coucke, Katerina Zakrzewska, Michael Hummel, Oliver Schnell
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) using the ColourSure™ Technology to visualize target range showed improvement of metabolic control and overall diabetes self-management in insulin-treated patients. This economic analysis aimed to identify cost savings for the German health system resulting from an HbA1c reduction due to the utilization of user-friendly glucose meters. METHODS: Patient data from a recently published observational study on SMBG were used for risk evaluations using the UKPDS risk engine...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
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