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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636749/annual-direct-medical-costs-associated-with-diabetes-related-complications-in-the-event-year-and-in-subsequent-years-in-hong-kong
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F Jiao, C K H Wong, S C W Tang, C S C Fung, K C B Tan, S McGhee, R Gangwani, C L K Lam
AIM: To develop models to estimate the direct medical costs associated with diabetes-related complicationsin the event year and in subsequent years. METHODS: The public direct medical costs associated with 13 diabetes-related complications were estimated among a cohort of 128 353 people with diabetes over 5 years. Private direct medical costs were estimated from a cross-sectional survey among 1825 people with diabetes. We used panel data regression with fixed effects to investigate the impact of each complication on direct medical costs in the event year and subsequent years, adjusting for age and co-existing complications...
June 21, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636181/identification-of-biomarkers-for-early-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Wen-Han Ge, Yong Lin, Sen Li, Xuefeng Zong, Zhong-Chun Ge
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common disease with serious consequences in mortality and cost. Here we aim to screen the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) as biomarkers for early diagnosis of AMI. The microarray data of AMI was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), including two independent types of research GSE66360 and GSE62646. The DEGs between control and processed samples were screened out by using limma package. Meanwhile, we performed functional analysis of GO terms and/or KEGG pathways to observe the enriched pathways of the DEGs...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635339/methods-for-estimating-costs-in-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-experiencing-their-first-cardiovascular-event-in-the-united-kingdom
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Mark D Danese, Michelle Gleeson, Robert I Griffiths, David Catterick, Lucie Kutikova
AIMS: Methods for integrating external costs into clinical databases are not well-characterized. The purpose of this research was to describe and implement methods for estimating the cost of hospitalizations, prescriptions, and general practitioner and specialist visits used to manage hyperlipidemia patients experiencing cardiovascular (CV) events in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: This study was a retrospective cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630238/impact-of-sex-on-cardiac-troponin-concentrations-a-critical-appraisal
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REVIEW
Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: The use of sex-specific cutoffs for cardiac troponin (cTn) is currently debated. Although endorsed by scientific working groups, concerns have been raised that sex-specific cutoffs may have only a small clinical effect at the cost of increased complexity in decision-making. METHODS: We reviewed studies investigating the interrelations between high-sensitivity (hs) cTn results and sex, diagnoses, and outcome. Investigated populations included community-dwelling subjects and patients with stable angina, congestive heart failure, or acute chest pain including those with acute coronary syndromes...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618915/coronary-artery-disease-risk-stratification-and-patient-selection-for-more-aggressive-secondary-prevention
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François Schiele, Fiona Ecarnot, Romain Chopard
In patients with stable coronary artery disease, clinical outcomes are predominantly characterized by the consequences of atherosclerosis on the myocardium, but also by complications of atherosclerosis, notably recurrent acute coronary syndrome or stroke. Secondary prevention therapy is therefore key in this patient population. Intensification of secondary prevention therapy is possible, at the price of a therapeutic risk or a high cost, therefore justifying careful selection of patients with a high residual risk and low therapeutic risk...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603718/impact-of-sleep-apnea-on-in-hospital-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-insight-from-national-inpatient-sample-database-2011-2014
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Ilhwan Yeo, Hasan Ahmad, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND: Sleep apnea is associated with worse outcomes following various kinds of surgeries. There is a paucity of data on the association of sleep apnea with clinical outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We used National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data 2011-2014 to identify patients undergoing TAVR. Association between sleep apnea and in-hospital postoperative outcomes were assessed by multivariate logistic regression and 1:1 propensity score matching analyses...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602846/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-for-the-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases-an-update-with-a-critical-appraisal
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REVIEW
Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Maria Leone, Josip Anđelo Borovac, Francesco Cannata, Andrea Siracusano, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Crea
Heart failure and acute myocardial infarction are conditions that are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Significant dysfunction of the heart muscle can occur as the consequence of end-stage chronic cardiovascular diseases or acute ischemic events that are marked by large infarction area and significant tissue necrosis. Despite the remarkable improvement of conventional treatments, a substantial proportion of patients still develops severe heart failure that can only be resolved by heart transplantation or mechanical device implantation...
June 7, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575813/a-novel-prognostic-indicator-for-in-hospital-and-4-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-pulmonary-embolism-timi-risk-index
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Muhammed Keskin, Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Adnan Kaya, Mustafa Adem Tatlısu, Şahin Avşar, Ahmet Öz, Taha Keskin, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Ömer Kozan
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk index (TRI) was recently evaluated in patients with acute myocardial infarction and found as an important prognostic index. In the current study, we evaluated the prognostic value of TRI in patients with moderate-high and high risk pulmonary embolism (PE) who were treated with thrombolytic agents. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the in-hospital and long-term (4-year) prognostic impact of TRI in a total number of 456 patients with moderate-high and high risk PE...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536088/the-use-of-text-messaging-to-improve-the-hospital-to-community-transition-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-txt2prevent-intervention-development-and-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
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Emily S Ross, Brodie M Sakakibara, Martha H Mackay, David Gt Whitehurst, Joel Singer, Mustafa Toma, Kitty K Corbett, Harriette Gc Van Spall, Kimberly Rutherford, Bobby Gheorghiu, Jillianne Code, Scott A Lear
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome, including acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is one of the leading causes for hospitalization, with AMI 30-day readmission rates around 20%. Supporting patient information needs and increasing adherence to recommended self-management behaviors during transition from hospital to home has the potential to improve patient outcomes. Text messages have been effective in other interventions and may be suitable to provide support to patients during this transition period...
May 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516485/simultaneous-measurement-of-t2-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-t2-adc-in-the-heart-with-motion-compensated-spin-echo-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Eric Aliotta, Kévin Moulin, Zhaohuan Zhang, Daniel B Ennis
PURPOSE: To evaluate a technique for simultaneous quantitative T2 and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping in the heart (T2 +ADC) using spin echo (SE) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). THEORY AND METHODS: T2 maps from T2 +ADC were compared with single-echo SE in phantoms and with T2 -prepared (T2 -prep) balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) in healthy volunteers. ADC maps from T2 +ADC were compared with conventional DWI in phantoms and in vivo. T2 +ADC was also demonstrated in a patient with acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
May 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487318/impact-of-coronary-calcification-on-clinical-management-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Daniel O Bittner, Thomas Mayrhofer, Fabian Bamberg, Travis R Hallett, Sumbal Janjua, Daniel Addison, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Michael T Lu, Quynh A Truong, Pamela K Woodard, Judd E Hollander, Chadwick Miller, Anna Marie Chang, Harjit Singh, Harold Litt, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) may impair diagnostic assessment of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). We determined whether CAC affects efficiency of coronary CTA in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a pooled analysis of ACRIN-PA (American College of Radiology Imaging Network-Pennsylvania) 4005 and the ROMICAT-II trial (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography) comparing an initial coronary CTA strategy to standard of care in acute chest pain patients...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485179/what-to-do-when-you-question-cardiac-troponin-values
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Johannes Mair, Bertil Lindahl, Christian Müller, Evangelos Giannitsis, Kurt Huber, Martin Möckel, Mario Plebani, Kristian Thygesen, Allan S Jaffe
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays enable cardiac troponin measurement with a high degree of analytical sensitivity and a low level of analytical imprecision at the low measuring range. One of the most important advantages of these new assays is that they allow novel, more rapid approaches for ruling in or ruling out acute myocardial infarctions. The increase in the early diagnostic sensitivity of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays comes at the cost of a reduced acute myocardial infarction specificity of the biomarker, because more patients with other causes of acute or chronic myocardial injury without overt myocardial ischaemia are detected than with previous cardiac troponin assays...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475261/impact-of-the-orthopaedic-nurse-practitioner-role-on-acute-hospital-length-of-stay-and-cost-savings-for-patients-with-hip-fracture-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Linda L Coventry, Sharon Pickles, Michelle Sin, Amanda Towell, Margaret Giles, Kevin Murray, Di Twigg
AIMS: To compare acute hospital length of stay and cost-savings for patients with hip fracture before-and-after commencement of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner and identify variables that increase length of stay in hospital. BACKGROUND: Globally, hip fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Whilst the practical benefits of the Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner have been anecdotally shown, an analysis showing the cost-saving benefits has yet to be published...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473280/safety-of-early-performance-of-the-six-minute-walk-test-following-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lívia S Diniz, Victor R Neves, Ana C Starke, Marco P T Barbosa, Raquel R Britto, Antônio L P Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is a simple, low cost, reliable, and valid method for evaluating the functional capacity of cardiac patients. However, its early use and safety following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is recent and has been little investigated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and to compare the safety and the cardiac behavior of early performance of the 6MWT in patients following uncomplicated AMI up to 4 days or more than 4 days after the event...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465288/thirty-day-readmissions-after-endovascular-or-surgical-therapy-for-critical-limb-ischemia-analysis-of-the-2013-2014-nationwide-readmissions-databases
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Dhaval Kolte, Kevin F Kennedy, Mehdi H Shishehbor, J Dawn Abbott, Sahil Khera, Peter A Soukas, Shafiq T Mamdani, Omar N Hyder, Douglas E Drachman, Herbert D Aronow
Background -Thirty-day readmission rates have gained increasing importance as a key quality metric. A significant number of patients are hospitalized for the management of critical limb ischemia (CLI), but limited data are available on the incidence, predictors, and causes of 30-day readmission after hospitalization for CLI. Methods -Hospitalizations for a primary diagnosis of CLI during which patients underwent endovascular or surgical therapy (revascularization and/or amputation) and were discharged alive were identified in the 2013-2014 Nationwide Readmissions Databases...
May 2, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441172/intravascular-ultrasound-and-outcomes-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Gary S Mintz
There have been nine published randomized trials and 30 registry studies comparing intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided drug-eluting stent implantation versus conventional angiographic guidance. These trials and registries have been evaluated and summarized in (i) eight meta-analyses that included from nine to 18 registries and from one to seven randomized trials and (ii) four meta-analyses that included from three to eight randomized trials. Although with one exception no two meta-analyses have included the same trials or studies, in each meta-analysis, IVUS guidance was associated with a reduction in major adverse cardiac events as well as secondary hard endpoints of death (primarily cardiovascular mortality), myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis, especially in randomized trial meta-analyses...
June 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437620/american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-guidelines-for-management-of-dyslipidemia-and-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Paul S Jellinger, Yehuda Handelsman, Paul D Rosenblit, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Vivian A Fonseca, Alan J Garber, George Grunberger, Chris K Guerin, David S H Bell, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Kathleen Wyne, Donald Smith, Eliot A Brinton, Sergio Fazio, Michael Davidson
OBJECTIVE: The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres with published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent reviews of the clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors, according to established AACE/ACE guidelines for guidelines protocols...
April 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430850/trends-in-hospitalization-for-hypertensive-emergency-and-relationship-of-end-organ-damage-with-in-hospital-mortality
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Mahek Shah, Shantanu Patil, Brijesh Patel, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Lohit Garg, Sahil Agrawal, Larry Jacobs, Susan P Steigerwalt, Matthew W Martinez
BACKGROUND: There are no comprehensive guidelines on management of hypertensive emergency (HTNE) and complications. Despite advances in antihypertensive medications HTNE is accompanied with significant morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We queried the 2002-2012 nationwide inpatient sample database to identify patients with HTNE. Trends in incidence of HTNE and in-hospital mortality were analyzed. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the relationship between end-organ complications and in-hospital mortality...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414559/evaluating-the-cost-and-utility-of-mandating-schools-to-stock-epinephrine-auto-injectors
#19
Chelsea Steffens, Benjamin Clement, William Fales, Ahel El Haj Chehade, Kevin Putman, Robert Swor
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Legislature mandated that all public schools stock epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs). A minimal amount is known regarding the incremental value of EAIs in schools. Our primary objective was to describe the frequency of administration of epinephrine for EMS patients with acute allergic reactions in public schools. Our secondary objective was to estimate the cost of mandating public schools to stock EAIs. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of EMS cases with an impression of allergic reaction and who received epinephrine recorded in the 2014 Michigan EMS Information System (MI-EMSIS)...
April 17, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376710/electrocardiographic-changes-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-a-large-intracranial-tumour-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation Myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. A variety of noncardiac conditions had been known to mimic the ECG changes that are seen in acute coronary syndrome. Although the common ECG changes that are documented with raised intracranial pressure are T inversions, prolongation of QT interval and sinus bradycardia, ST elevation or depression, arrhythmias and prominent U waves have also been recognized. However, ST elevations in association with primary intracranial tumours are rarely reported...
April 4, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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