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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528288/cancer-atrial-fibrillation-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Tess Fitzpatrick, Marc Carrier, Grégoire Le Gal
Cancer patients appear to be at increased risk for atrial fibrillation. Although surgery and chemotherapy exacerbate this risk, this association is observed even in the absence of any cancer-specific treatment. The underlying mechanism of this is likely multifactorial, but systemic inflammation and autonomic dysregulation are hypothesized to play critical roles. Cancer and atrial fibrillation are both independent risk factors for ischemic stroke; however, it is not clear whether this translates to an increased risk of stroke in patients with both comorbidities...
May 9, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526929/analytical-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-could-have-a-strong-impact-on-clinical-outcomes-a-follow-up-study
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Vincenzo De Iuliis, Sebastiano Ursi, Gianfranco Vitullo, Irma Griffo, Antonio Marino, Marika Caruso, Francesco Cipollone, Sabrina Capodifoglio, Veronica Breda, Elena Toniato, Alfonso Pennelli, Pio Conti, Stefano Martinotti
INTRODUCTION: Oral anticoagulant therapy, such as vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), is prominent for the prevention of cerebral ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and all-cause mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation, venous thromboembolism, and mechanical or biological valve. VKA treatment requires monitoring of the international normalized ratio (INR) in order to maintain it in a therapeutic range, avoiding side effects, the main and most significant of which is bleeding. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the event rates of several clinical composite outcomes, such as bleeding, thromboembolic events, and all-cause death...
May 19, 2017: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526915/dietary-behaviors-in-psoriasis-patient-reported-outcomes-from-a-u-s-national-survey
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Ladan Afifi, Melissa J Danesh, Kristina M Lee, Kevin Beroukhim, Benjamin Farahnik, Richard S Ahn, Di Yan, Rasnik K Singh, Mio Nakamura, John Koo, Wilson Liao
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis patients demonstrate high interest in the role of diet on their skin condition. However, data are lacking to describe dietary interventions among psoriasis patients and associated outcomes. This study aims to identify common dietary habits, interventions and perceptions among patients with psoriasis, and to examine patient-reported skin outcomes in response to these interventions. METHODS: We administered a 61-question survey to the National Psoriasis Foundation membership asking psoriasis patients about dietary habits, modifications, skin responses, and perceptions...
May 19, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526159/anticoagulation-and-neuraxial-peripheral-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Mudit Kaushal, Ryan E Rubin, Alan D Kaye, Karina Gritsenko
Novel anticoagulants (NAGs) have emerged as the preferred alternatives to vitamin K antagonists. In patients being considered for regional anesthesia, these drugs present a layer of complexity in the preprocedure evaluation. There are no established tests to monitor anticoagulant activity and our experience is short with these drugs. These authors believe it is important to review the relevant hematology, orthopedics, and anesthesiology literature to provide a valuable reference for the clinician who is met with these challenges...
June 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524107/inorganic-macro-and-micronutrients-in-superberries-black-chokeberries-aronia-melanocarpa-and-related-teas
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Iva Juranović Cindrić, Michaela Zeiner, Darija Mihajlov-Konanov, Gerhard Stingeder
Black chokeberries (Aronia melanocarpa) are considered to be functional food containing high amounts of anthocyanins, phenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Whereas organic compounds are well studied, there is little research on the mineral composition of the chokeberries. Thus, the presented study is focused on the determination of Al, As, Ba, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Se, Sr and Zn in black chokeberry fruits and infusions to study the metals' extractability. The nutrients Ca, K and Mg are present in the fruits (dried matter) at g/kg level, whereas the other elements are present from µg/kg up to mg/kg level...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524005/rivaroxaban-metabolism-pharmacologic-properties-and-drug-interactions
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Tomas Kvasnicka, Ivana Malikova, Zuzana Zenahlikova, Karolína Kettnerova, Radka Brzezkova, Tomas Zima, Jan Ulrych, Jan Briza, Ivan Netuka, Jan Kvasnicka
BACKGROUND: Rivaroxaban represents a selective direct inhibitor of activated coagulation factor X (FXa) having peroral bioavailability and prompt onset of action. OBJECTIVE: The absorbtion of rivaroxaban is quick, reaching maximum plasma concentration 2-4 hours following its administration. Peroral bioavailability is high (80-100 %) and pharmacokinetic variability is considered to be moderate (coefficient of variation 30-40 %). This review discusses the properties, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics and clinical indications of rivaroxaban...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522774/acenocoumarol-as-a-risk-factor-for-calciphylaxis-a-feature-clinicians-should-be-aware-of
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E F E Wenstedt, C J Huysentruyt, C J A M Konings
In contrast with uraemic calciphylaxis in end-stage renal disease, causes of and risk factors for non-uraemic calciphylaxis are relatively unknown to clinicians and have yet to become fully established. This report describes a case of non-uraemic calciphylaxis, in which the use of acenocoumarol might have been a risk factor. It is important to raise awareness about this association among clinicians, as vitamin K antagonists have to be stopped for an optimal treatment of this severe condition.
May 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521878/combining-a-nontargeted-and-targeted-metabolomics-approach-to-identify-metabolic-pathways-significantly-altered-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Y Chang, Antigoni Z Lalia, Gregory D Jenkins, Tumpa Dutta, Rickey E Carter, Ravinder J Singh, K Sreekumaran Nair
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition of androgen excess and chronic anovulation frequently associated with insulin resistance. We combined a nontargeted and targeted metabolomics approach to identify pathways and metabolites that distinguished PCOS from metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: Twenty obese women with PCOS were compared with 18 obese women without PCOS. Both groups met criteria for MetS but could not have diabetes mellitus or take medications that treat PCOS or affect lipids or insulin sensitivity...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521540/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-rivaroxaban-for-treatment-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-netherlands
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Marieke Heisen, Maarten J Treur, Harald E Heemstra, Eric B W Giesen, Maarten J Postma
BACKGROUND: Until recently, standard treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) concerned a combination of short-term low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) and long-term vitamin-K antagonist (VKA). Risk of bleeding and the requirement for regular anticoagulation monitoring are, however, limiting their use. Rivaroxaban is a novel oral anticoagulant associated with a significantly lower risk of major bleeds (hazard ratio 0.54, 95% confidence interval 0.37-0.79) compared to LMWH/VKA therapy and does not require regular anticoagulation monitoring...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521079/association-between-cyp4f2-genotype-and-circulating-plasma-vitamin-k-concentration-in-children-on-chronic-warfarin-therapy-possible-long-term-implications-for-bone-development-and-vascular-health
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Emmanouela Kampouraki, Peter J Avery, Tina Biss, Farhad Kamali
Vitamin K is essential, for the activation of clotting proteins, as well as the biosynthesis of osteocalcin in bones and the activation of matrix-Gla protein needed in maintaining vasculature health. Cytochrome p450 4F2 (CYP4F2) enzyme is involved in vitamin K catabolism. Genetic polymorphism in CYP4F2 is thus likely to affect vitamin K systemic availability. We show that children on chronic warfarin therapy have low levels of vitamin K and vitamin K levels are linked to CYP4F2 genotype. Long-term low levels of vitamin K, influenced by CYP4F2 genotype, might affect bone development and vascular health in children on chronic warfarin therapy...
May 18, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516318/effect-of-apixaban-on-all-cause-death-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-based-on-imputed-placebo-effect
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Patrícia O Guimarães, Renato D Lopes, Daniel M Wojdyla, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Stuart J Connolly, Greg C Flaker, Junyuan Wang, Michael Hanna, Christopher B Granger, Lars Wallentin, Kennedy R Lees, John H Alexander, John J V McMurray
PURPOSE: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF); therefore, there is not equipoise when comparing newer oral anticoagulants with placebo in this setting. METHODS: To explore the effect of apixaban on mortality in patients with AF, we performed a meta-analysis of apixaban versus placebo using a putative placebo analysis based on randomized controlled clinical trials that compared warfarin, aspirin, and no antithrombotic control...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511646/emergence-of-microbial-diversity-due-to-cross-feeding-interactions-in-a-spatial-model-of-gut-microbial-metabolism
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Milan J A van Hoek, Roeland M H Merks
BACKGROUND: The human gut contains approximately 10(14) bacteria, belonging to hundreds of different species. Together, these microbial species form a complex food web that can break down nutrient sources that our own digestive enzymes cannot handle, including complex polysaccharides, producing short chain fatty acids and additional metabolites, e.g., vitamin K. Microbial diversity is important for colonic health: Changes in the composition of the microbiota have been associated with inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, obesity and Crohn's disease, and make the microbiota more vulnerable to infestation by harmful species, e...
May 16, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511429/an-assessment-of-osteoporotic-conditions-among-users-and-non-users-of-warfarin-a-case-control-study
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Aseel Hadi Abdulameer, Syed Azhar Bin Syed Sulaiman, Muhamad Bin Sk Abdul Kader
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant which is associated with a decrease in Bone Mass Density (BMD). AIM: The study aimed to explore the prevalence of osteoporosis conditions in Malaysians with chronic warfarin patients using calcaneal quarter of Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) machine and to investigate whether long-term sodium warfarin therapy that antagonizes vitamin K is affecting the increasing rate of osteoporosis in Penang and to find the risk factors of getting osteoporosis among warfarin users and its non users...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511423/bardet-biedl-syndrome-a-report-of-two-cases-with-otolaryngologic-symptoms
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Mahendra K Singh, Shrinkhal, Sidharth Pradhan, Priyanko Chakraborty
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized primarily by rod-cone dystrophy, postaxial polydactyly, central obesity, mental retardation, hypogonadism, and renal dysfunction. We present two cases of this syndrome, both female, who presented with complaints of nyctalopia and mental retardation, and additionally one of them had sensorineural hearing loss while the other had serous otitis media. Hearing loss being a rare presentation is worth reporting. Both the patients were given a course of vitamin A and the parents were counseled regarding the prognosis and additional complications associated with the syndrome...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510754/the-diagnostic-challenge-of-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-with-dabigatran-use-triggering-massive-intracranial-haemorrhage
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A Pausch, St Koch, M Frossard, M Wiegele
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May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510336/epistaxis-in-anticoagulated-patients-fewer-hospital-admissions-and-shorter-hospital-stays-on-rivaroxaban-compared-to-phenprocoumon
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Thomas C Sauter, Karim Hegazy, Wolf E Hautz, Gert Krummrey, Meret E Riklin, Michael Nagler, Urs Borner, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of epistaxis in patients on anticoagulants is challenging and associated with higher admission rates and longer hospital stays compared to patients without anticoagulation. However, there is little information about epistaxis in patients taking new direct oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban compared to patients on traditional vitamin-K antagonists such as phenprocoumon. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: The study was conducted at the emergency department of the University Hospital Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509761/dabigatran-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-from-clinical-trials-to-real-life-experience
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Nicola Mumoli, Daniela Mastroiacovo, Eleonora Tamborini-Permunian, Josè Vitale, Matteo Giorgi-Pierfranceschi, Marco Cei, Francesco Dentali
: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in over-midlife patients. In addition to systolic heart failure, cerebral thromboembolism represents the most dramatic complication of this rhythm disorder, contributing to morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, anticoagulation has been considered the main strategy in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation patients and vitamin K-dependent antagonists have been widely used in clinical practice. Recently, the development of direct oral anticoagulants has certainly improved the management of this disease, providing, for the first time, the opportunity to go beyond vitamin K-dependent antagonists limits...
July 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508916/direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-what-do-we-know-so-far
#18
Minna Voigtlaender, Florian Langer
Cancer patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) are at increased risk for both bleeding and VTE recurrence. Anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is the standard of care during the initial and long-term treatment phase (i.e. during the first 3 - 6 months of therapy) based on its overall beneficial safety and efficacy profile compared to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban, and dabigatran are approved for the treatment of acute VTE, and the combined six phase-3 trials have included > 1500 patients with active cancer, as defined by variable selection criteria...
May 16, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506577/-oral-anticoagulants-adherence-in-elderly-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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L Drouin, M Gegu, J Mahe, L de Decker, G Berrut, P Chevalet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the level of adherence to oral anticoagulants in the population of elderly patients treated for a non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in the era of direct oral anticoagulants. PATIENTS AND METHOD: This transversal study used Morisky scale to assess adherence to oral anticoagulants. We also collected patients' reviews about the treatment and factors explaining a poor adherence. RESULTS: Between January and June 2015, 64 patients were included in Loire Atlantique...
May 12, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505973/vitamin-d-insufficiency-and-cognitive-function-trajectories-in-older-adults-the-rancho-bernardo-study
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Gail A Laughlin, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, Jaclyn Bergstrom, Emilie T Reas, Simerjot K Jassal, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Linda K McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Evidence of a role for vitamin D (VitD) in cognitive aging is mixed and based primarily on extreme VitD deficiency. We evaluated the association of VitD insufficiency with cognitive function in older, community-dwelling adults living in a temperate climate with year-round sunshine. METHODS: A population-based longitudinal study of 1,058 adults (median age 75; 62% women) who had cognitive function assessed and serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitaminD (25OHD) measured in 1997-99 and were followed for up to three additional cognitive function assessments over a 12-year period...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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