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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222988/thirty-day-and-90-day-hospital-readmission-after-outpatient-upper-extremity-hemodialysis-access-creation
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Nishant K Shah, Matthew R Peacock, Georges Tahhan, Jeffrey A Kalish, Denis Rybin, Mohammad H Eslami, Alik Farber
OBJECTIVE: Patients with end-stage renal disease have multiple comorbidities and are at increased risk for postoperative complications and resource utilization. Our goal was to determine the rate and causes of 30-day and 90-day hospital readmissions after the creation of outpatient hemodialysis access. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all outpatient upper extremity hemodialysis access creations performed at our medical center from 2008 to 2015. Readmission was defined as any inpatient status admission ≤30 and 90 days...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196814/racial-ethnic-disparities-in-acute-stroke-care-in-the-florida-puerto-rico-collaboration-to-reduce-stroke-disparities-study
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Ralph L Sacco, Hannah Gardener, Kefeng Wang, Chuanhui Dong, Maria A Ciliberti-Vargas, Carolina M Gutierrez, Negar Asdaghi, W Scott Burgin, Olveen Carrasquillo, Enid J Garcia-Rivera, Ulises Nobo, Sofia Oluwole, David Z Rose, Michael F Waters, Juan Carlos Zevallos, Mary Robichaux, Salina P Waddy, Jose G Romano, Tatjana Rundek
BACKGROUND: Racial-ethnic disparities in acute stroke care can contribute to inequality in stroke outcomes. We examined race-ethnic disparities in acute stroke performance metrics in a voluntary stroke registry among Florida and Puerto Rico Get With the Guidelines-Stroke hospitals. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-five sites in the Florida Puerto Rico Stroke Registry (66 Florida and 9 Puerto Rico) recorded 58 864 ischemic stroke cases (2010-2014). Logistic regression models examined racial-ethnic differences in acute stroke performance measures and defect-free care (intravenous tissue plasminogen activator treatment, in-hospital antithrombotic therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, discharge antithrombotic therapy, appropriate anticoagulation therapy, statin use, smoking cessation counseling) and temporal trends...
February 14, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193605/potential-deaths-averted-and-serious-adverse-events-incurred-from-adoption-of-the-sprint-intensive-blood-pressure-regimen-in-the-u-s-projections-from-nhanes
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Adam P Bress, Holly Kramer, Rasha Khatib, Srinivasan Beddhu, Alfred K Cheung, Rachel Hess, Vinod K Bansal, Guichan Cao, Jerry Yee, Andrew E Moran, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Paul Muntner, Richard S Cooper
Background -The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality with a systolic blood-pressure (SBP) goal of <120 mmHg versus <140 mmHg among U.S. adults at high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk but without diabetes, stroke, or heart failure. To quantify the potential benefits and risks of SPRINT intensive goal implementation, we estimated the deaths prevented and excess serious adverse events (SAEs) incurred if the SPRINT intensive SBP treatment goal was implemented in all eligible U...
February 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160212/phthalides-distribution-in-nature-chemical-reactivity-synthesis-and-biological-activity
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Alejandra León, Mayela Del-Ángel, José Luis Ávila, Guillermo Delgado
Phthalides are a relatively small group of natural compounds confined to several plant families and some genera of fungi and liverworts. They are divided into two structural groups, the monomeric and dimeric phthalides, and known mainly as bioactive constituents of different plant species used traditionally for medicinal purposes in Asia, Europe, and North America.The first reports on the chemistry of phthalides appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, in which they were identified as the odor constituents of the essential oil of celery (Apium graveolens) by Ciamician and Silber (1897)...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154100/stroke-caused-by-atherosclerosis-of-the-major-intracranial-arteries
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Chirantan Banerjee, Marc I Chimowitz
Our goal in this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke caused by atherosclerosis of the major intracranial arteries. References for the review were identified by searching PubMed for related studies published from 1955 to June 2016 using search terms intracranial stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Reference sections of published randomized clinical trials and previously published reviews were searched for additional references. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a highly prevalent cause of stroke that is associated with a high risk of recurrent stroke...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147893/geography-race-ethnicity-and-physical-activity-among-men-in-the-united-states
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Elizabeth Kelley Sohn, Tichelle Porch, Sarah Hill, Roland J Thorpe
Engaging in regular physical activity reduces one's risk of chronic disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and some forms of cancer. These preventive benefits associated with physical activity are of particular importance for men, who have shorter life expectancy and experience higher rates of chronic diseases as compared to women. Studies at the community and national levels have found that social and environmental factors are important determinants of men's physical activity, but little is known about how regional influences affect physical activity behaviors among men...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123058/procalcitonin-and-midregional-proatrial-natriuretic-peptide-as-biomarkers-of-subclinical-cerebrovascular-damage-the-northern-manhattan-study
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Mira Katan, Yeseon Moon, Arnold von Eckardstein, Kathartina Spanaus, Janet DeRosa, Jose Gutierrez, Charles DeCarli, Clinton Wright, Ralph Sacco, Mitchell Elkind
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic infections and cardiac dysfunction are risk factors for stroke. We hypothesized that blood biomarkers of infection (procalcitonin) and cardiac dysfunction (midregional proatrial natriuretic peptide [MR-proANP]), previously associated with small vessel stroke and cardioembolic stroke are also associated with subclinical cerebrovascular damage, including silent brain infarcts and white matter hyperintensity volume. METHODS: The NOMAS (Northern Manhattan Study) was designed to assess risk factors for incident vascular disease in a multiethnic cohort...
January 25, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103061/cardiometabolic-mortality-by-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-participation-and-eligibility-in-the-united-states
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Zach Conrad, Colin D Rehm, Parke Wilde, Dariush Mozaffarian
OBJECTIVES: To investigate total and cause-specific cardiometabolic mortality among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants, SNAP-eligible nonparticipants, and SNAP-ineligible individuals overall and by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and other characteristics. METHODS: We performed a prospective study with nationally representative survey data from the National Health Interview Survey (2000-2009), merged with subsequent Public-Use Linked Mortality Files (2000-2011)...
March 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056515/race-ethnicity-as-a-predictor-for-location-of-death-in-patients-with-acute-neurovascular-events
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Say Salomon, Elizabeth Chuang, Deepa Bhupali, Daniel Labovitz
BACKGROUND: Site of death is an important quality indicator for patients with terminal illness. Racial and ethnic disparities exist in the quality of end-of-life care. This study explores the site of death of patients admitted for and dying of complications of acute neurovascular events in a hospital network in an urban, low-income, predominantly minority community. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to 1 of 3 general hospitals that are part of an academic medical center in Bronx, New York, with the diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or subarachnoid hemorrhage who died during the index admission or were discharged with hospice services...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002548/absolute-rates-of-heart-failure-coronary-heart-disease-and-stroke-in-chronic-kidney-disease-an-analysis-of-3-community-based-cohort-studies
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Nisha Bansal, Ronit Katz, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Michelle C Odden, Lorien Dalrymple, Michael G Shlipak, Mark J Sarnak, David S Siscovick, Leila Zelnick, Bruce M Psaty, Bryan Kestenbaum, Adolfo Correa, Maryam Afkarian, Bessie Young, Ian H de Boer
Importance: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Understanding the relative contributions of cardiovascular disease event types to the excess burden of cardiovascular disease is important for developing effective strategies to improve outcomes. Objective: To determine absolute rates and risk differences of incident heart failure (HF), coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke in participants with vs without CKD...
December 21, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988356/race-ethnicity-on-blood-pressure-control-after-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mai N Nguyen-Huynh, Nancy K Hills, Stephen Sidney, Jeffrey G Klingman, S Claiborne Johnston
Disparities in health care access and socioeconomic status (SES) have been associated with racial-ethnic differences in blood pressure (BP) control. We examined post-ischemic stroke BP in a multiethnic cohort with good health care access. We included all hypertensive patients (n = 2972) from a randomized quality improvement trial on secondary stroke prevention, conducted in 14 Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California from 2004-2006 (QUISP). Average age 73.2 ± 12.2 years; 52% female, 66% non-Hispanic white, 14% African-American, 11% Asian, 8% Hispanic, and 1% other...
November 17, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976494/clinical-factors-and-expenditures-associated-with-icd-9-cm-coded-trauma-for-the-us-population-a-nationally-representative-study
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Clara E Dismuke, Kinfe G Bishu, Samir Fakhry, Rebekah J Walker, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on annual healthcare expenditures both per person and for the US population associated with trauma, as identified by ICD-9-CM codes. METHODS: This paper employed a two part model to estimate the unadjusted and adjusted annual per individual expenditures and population burden of trauma exposure for the US population, using a nationally representative survey of medical care expenditures. In addition, we estimated a logit model to examine the demographic and comorbidity factors associated with the likelihood of experiencing trauma...
December 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960191/pathological-characteristics
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Xiang-Yan Chen, Mark Fisher
Within the intracranial vasculature, atherosclerosis occurs in two distinctive patterns: (1) in Western populations who have severe extracranial and systemic atherosclerosis, the severity of intracranial involvement is consistently less than that within extracranial arteries; and (2) in Asians, Africans, and Hispanics, who often have isolated intracranial arterial disease that is found to be more often accompanied by brain infarction than comparable extracranial atherosclerotic disease. Compared to coronary and extracranial carotid atherosclerosis, intracranial atherosclerosis has distinct pathological characteristics compared to that of extracranial arteries...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960190/epidemiology
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Philip Gorelick, Ka Sing Wong, Liping Liu
Intracranial atherosclerotic occlusive disease is an important and possibly the most common cause of stroke worldwide. Asian, Black and certain Hispanic populations have a high risk of harboring intracranial occlusive disease. In this chapter we review the epidemiology of intracranial occlusive disease by primarily focusing on studies from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. In addition, we compare and contrast the information from Asian countries with that from North America and related regions...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916540/correlates-of-caregivers-involvement-in-the-management-of-older-adults-medications
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Marwa Noureldin, Kimberly S Plake
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers are actively involved in medication management, yet little is known about factors associated with caregivers' involvement in this role and how that information can be utilized to engage caregivers in the healthcare system. OBJECTIVES: To explore factors associated with caregiver involvement in various aspects of older adults' medication management (i.e., ordering, keeping track or ensuring the correct medication is taken at the correct time, and injecting medications)...
November 11, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898168/the-association-between-t-pa-administration-and-in-hospital-mortality-following-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-puerto-rican-patients
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Kevin Shah, Samuel Kohrman, Suehyb Alkhatib, Juan González, Fernando Santiago, Marcia Varella, Juan Zevallos
OBJECTIVE: Despite being the standard of care, thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is currently administered to only 5% of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients in the United States. Published scientific information regarding both the use of t-PA for AIS in Hispanic patients and its impact on short-term mortality is scarce. The objectives of this study are to investigate, among Puerto Rican patients hospitalized with AIS, the rate of t-PA administration, and the risk of in-hospital mortality in patients who received t-PA vs...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857839/fatal-outcome-in-a-hispanic-woman-with-moyamoya-syndrome-and-graves-disease
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Julian Choi, Perin Suthakar, Farbod Farmand
: We describe the case of a young Hispanic female who presented with thyrotoxicosis with seizures and ischemic stroke. She was diagnosed with a rare vasculopathy - moyamoya syndrome. After starting antithyroid therapy, her neurologic symptoms did not improve. Acute neurosurgical intervention had relieved her symptoms in the immediate post-operative period after re-anastomosis surgery. However, 2 post-operative days later, she was found to be in status epilepticus and in hyperthyroid state...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834750/baseline-predictors-of-poor-outcome-in-patients-too-good-to-treat-with-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Syed F Ali, Khawja Siddiqui, Hakan Ay, Scott Silverman, Aneesh Singhal, Anand Viswanathan, Natalia Rost, Michael Lev, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several studies have reported poor outcomes in patients too good to treat with intravenous thrombolysis because of mild or rapidly improving symptoms. We sought to determine baseline clinical and imaging predictors of poor outcome in these patients. METHODS: Among 3950 consecutive stroke admissions (2009-2015) in our local Get With the Guidelines-Stroke database, 632 patients presented ≤4.5 hours and did not receive tissue-type plasminogen activator, with 380 of 632 (60...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829963/are-there-disparities-in-thrombolytic-treatment-and-mortality-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-hispanic-population-living-in-border-states-versus-nonborder-states
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Ameer E Hassan, David H Kassel, Malik M Adil, Wondwossen G Tekle, Adnan I Qureshi
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found an underutilization of hospital in-patient care for coronary artery disease in Hispanics living in border states. OBJECTIVE: To identify acute treatment disparities in acute ischemic stroke Hispanic patients and determine the effect of such disparity on patient outcomes. METHODS: We identified Hispanic and non-Hispanic acute ischemic stroke patients from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample-2011 data files...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770075/emerging-temporal-trends-in-tissue-plasminogen-activator-use-results-from-the-basic-project
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Joseph S Domino, Jonggyu Baek, William J Meurer, Nelda Garcia, Lewis B Morgenstern, Morgan Campbell, Lynda D Lisabeth
OBJECTIVE: To explore temporal trends in tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administration for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in a biethnic community without an academic medical center and variation in trends by age, sex, ethnicity, and stroke severity. METHODS: Cases of AIS were identified from 7 hospitals in the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) project, a population-based surveillance study between January 1, 2000, and June 30, 2012. tPA, demographics, and stroke severity as assessed by the NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) were ascertained from medical records...
November 22, 2016: Neurology
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