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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100277/stress-echo-2020-the-international-stress-echo-study-in-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-heart-disease
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Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D'Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo, Nicola Gaibazzi, Giuseppe Limongelli, Giuseppe Pacileo, Maria Grazia Andreassi, Bruno Pinamonti, Laura Massa, Marco A R Torres, Marcelo H Miglioranza, Clarissa Borguezan Daros, José Luis de Castro E Silva Pretto, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Albert Varga, Attila Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Dario Gregori, Paolo Trambaiolo, Sergio Severino, Ayana Arystan, Marco Paterni, Clara Carpeggiani, Paolo Colonna
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospective research study of SE applications, in and beyond CAD, also considering a variety of signs in addition to regional wall motion abnormalities. METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, international, observational study design, > 100 certified high-volume SE labs (initially from Italy, Brazil, Hungary, and Serbia) will be networked with an organized system of clinical, laboratory and imaging data collection at the time of physical or pharmacological SE, with structured follow-up information...
January 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099882/the-35-year-odyssey-of-beta-blockers-in-cirrhosis-any-gender-difference-in-sight
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REVIEW
Maria Antonella Burza, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall, Laura Napoleone, Antonio Molinaro
Cirrhosis is the end-stage of chronic liver disease and leads to the development of portal hypertension and its complications such as esophagogastric varices. Non-selective beta blockers (NSBB) are the keystone for the treatment of portal hypertension since the 1980s and, over the decades, several studies have confirmed their beneficial effect on the prevention of variceal (re)bleeding. Pharmacological studies showed effects of gender, sex hormones, oral contraceptives, and pregnancy on cytochrome P450 (CYPs) enzymes that metabolise NSBB, suggesting that gender differences might exist in the effect of NSBB...
January 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099585/impact-of-different-normality-thresholds-for-24-hour-abpm-at-the-primary-health-care-level
#3
Guilherme Brasil Grezzana, David William Moraes, Airton Tetelbon Stein, Lucia Campos Pellanda
Background: Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular outcomes. Primary health care (PHC) physicians should be prepared to act appropriately in the prevention of cardiovascular risk factors. However, the rates of patients with control of blood pressure (BP) remain low. The impact of the reclassification of high BP by 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) can lead to different medical decisions in PHC. Objective: To evaluate the agreement between the BP measured by a conventional method by PHC physicians and by 24-hour ABPM, considering different BP normal thresholds for the 24-hour ABPM according to the V Brazilian ABPM Guidelines and the European Society of Hypertension Guidelines...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099229/twenty-four-hour-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-for-clinical-evaluation-of-hypertensive-patients-in-primary-care-which-groups-would-most-benefit
#4
Guilherme B Grezzana, Airton T Stein, Lucia C Pellanda
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular outcomes. Blood pressure (BP) control levels remain largely out of target among primary healthcare (PHC) patients. Twenty-four-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) may contribute toward the identification of cardiovascular risk groups. OBJECTIVE: To assess concordance between conventional office BP measurements and 24-h ABPM of hypertension control in cardiovascular risk groups of PHC hypertensive patients...
January 17, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095040/consensus-statement-by-the-american-association-of-clinical-endocrinologists-and-american-college-of-endocrinology-on-the-comprehensive-type-2-diabetes-management-algorithm-2017-executive-summary
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Alan J Garber, Martin J Abrahamson, Joshua I Barzilay, Lawrence Blonde, Zachary T Bloomgarden, Michael A Bush, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Ralph A DeFronzo, Daniel Einhorn, Vivian A Fonseca, Jeffrey R Garber, W Timothy Garvey, George Grunberger, Yehuda Handelsman, Irl B Hirsch, Paul S Jellinger, Janet B McGill, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Paul D Rosenblit, Guillermo E Umpierrez
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This algorithm for the comprehensive management of persons with type 2 diabetes (T2D) was developed to provide clinicians with a practical guide that considers the whole patient, their spectrum of risks and complications, and evidence-based approaches to treatment. It is now clear that the progressive pancreatic beta-cell defect that drives the deterioration of metabolic control over time begins early and may be present before the diagnosis of diabetes (1). In addition to advocating glycemic control to reduce microvascular complications, this document highlights obesity and prediabetes as underlying risk factors for the development of T2D and associated macrovascular complications...
January 17, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092285/perioperative-%C3%AE-blockers-in-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-scientific-misconduct-and-clinical-guidelines
#6
Dhauna Karam, Rohit Arora
BACKGROUND: β-blocker use in perioperative period of noncardiac surgeries has been a topic of debate since many years. Earlier studies conducted in the 90s showed decreased cardiac adverse events and improved postoperative outcomes with β-blocker use. Based on this, the ACCF and ESC published guidelines strongly supporting β-blocker use. But contemporaneous studies conducted revealed conflicting evidence and have also proven some of the earlier studies to be fraudulent. Although ACCF guidelines have been updated to partially reflect the changes, ESC guidelines continue to support β-blocker use...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090289/an-international-physician-survey-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-management
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Henning Gall, Ioana R Preston, Barbara Hinzmann, Sabina Heinz, David Jenkins, Nick H Kim, Irene Lang
We conducted an international study to evaluate practices in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) globally across different regions. Between August and October 2012, CTEPH-treating physicians completed a 15-minute online questionnaire and provided patient record data for their 2-5 most recent patients with CTEPH. Overall, 496 physicians (Europe: 260; United States: 152; Argentina: 52; Japan: 32) completed the questionnaire and provided patient record data for 1,748 patients...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089998/first-clinical-experience-with-targeted-renal-nerve-demodulation-trend-1-using-a-neurotropic-agent-for-the-treatment-of-sympathetic-hypertension
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Nicholas Kipshidze, Horst Sievert, Michael H Wholey, Konstantin Kipiani, Vakhtang Kipiani, Tea Mukhuradze, Mark Wholey, Emily Stein, K T Venkateswara Rao
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a novel targeted neuromodulatory treatment for sympathetic hypertension involving a one-time local injection of neurotropic agents near renal nerves. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension per ESH-ESC guidelines were treated using a single dose of NW2013, a neurotropic Na+/K+ ATPase antagonist. A microneedle catheter was used to administer 1.2 mL of NW2013 (0.6 mL per artery) to the perivascular space surrounding renal arteries using percutaneous endovascular procedures under fluoroscopic guidance...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087553/prevalence-of-obesity-and-overweight-in-african-learners-a-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Theodosia Adom, Thandi Puoane, Anniza De Villiers, André Pascal Kengne
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and overweight are an emerging problem in Africa. Obese children are at increased risk of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, orthopaedic problems and type 2 diabetes as well as increased risk of adult obesity. Prevention of childhood overweight and obesity therefore needs high priority. The review approach is particularly useful in establishing whether research findings are consistent and can be generalised across populations and settings. This systematic review aims to assess the magnitude and distribution of overweight and obesity among primary school learners within populations in Africa...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087179/value-of-serum-n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-asymptomatic-structural-heart-disease-in-taiwanese-population-comparisons-with-current-esc-guidelines
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Ta-Chuan Hung, Kuang-Te Wang, Chun-Ho Yun, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Tung-Hsin Wu, Hiram G Bezerra, Hsiao-Yang Cheng, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structural or functional anomalies in pre-clinical, asymptomatic Asian populations has not been well identified. METHODS: From October 2005 to March 2008, we enrolled consecutive asymptomatic adults with preserved global left ventricular (LV) function (ejection fraction>50%) who underwent annual cardiovascular health survey. Circulating NT-proBNP was used to identify echo-defined cardiac structural/functional anomalies and compared to current recommended cut-off from the European Society of Heart Failure...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078997/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-risk-the-show-must-go-on
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Niki Katsiki, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is an independent but moderate, predictor for coronary heart disease (CHD) prevalence and severity. Several established and emerging cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including age, gender, ethnicity, smoking, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, arterial stiffness and hyperuricemia have been linked to Lp(a) metabolism. Apart from CHD, Lp(a) has been also associated with non-cardiac vascular diseases and diseases associated with increased CV risk such as chronic kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases and human immunodeficiency virus infection...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074727/-flank-pain-caused-by-a-renal-artery-dissection
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J C Karper, W M T Janssen, J C Breek, R Oosterhof-Berktas, J Gravendeel, T K Kremer Hovinga
BACKGROUND: A spontaneous renal artery dissection is a very rare diagnosis. The clinical presentation can vary and its course can be atypical. There are no guidelines available regarding treatment; however, the options are a conservative (medication) or interventional (radiological or surgical) approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old man presented to the emergency department with hypertensive urgency after earlier episodes of flank pain. The cause appeared to be a spontaneous bilateral renal artery dissection with infarction...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073426/the-prevention-and-treatment-of-retinal-complications-in-diabetes
#13
Susanne Gabriele Schorr, Hans-Peter Hammes, Ulrich Alfons Müller, Heinz-Harald Abholz, Rüdiger Landgraf, Bernd Bertram
BACKGROUND: Microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus can cause retino pathy and maculopathy, which can irreversibly damage vision and lead to blindness. The prevalence of retinopathy is 9-16% in patients with type 2 diabetes and 24-27% in patients with type 1 diabetes. 0.2-0.5% of diabetics are blind. METHODS: The National Disease Management Guideline on the prevention and treatment of retinal complications in diabetes was updated according to recommendations developed by seven scientific medical societies and organizations and by patient representatives and then approved in a formal consensus process...
December 2, 2016: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073030/to-screen-or-not-to-screen-for-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#14
REVIEW
Yvonne M Ende-Verhaar, Menno V Huisman, Frederikus A Klok
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is the most severe long term complication of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Untreated, CTEPH is associated with a very poor prognosis and high risk of mortality, although curation can be achieved by surgical removal of the obstructive endothelialised thromboemboli from the pulmonary arteries. Early CTEPH diagnosis may improve surgical possibilities and patients outcome. Currently, early diagnosis of CTEPH is a major challenge as demonstrated by an unacceptable median diagnostic delay of over a year and as a result, surgery is impossible in 40% of patients...
January 5, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069618/adherence-to-guidelines-for-creatinine-and-potassium-monitoring-and-discontinuation-following-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-a-uk-general-practice-based-cohort-study
#15
Morten Schmidt, Kathryn E Mansfield, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Dorothea Nitsch, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
OBJECTIVES: To examine adherence to serum creatinine and potassium monitoring and discontinuation guidelines following initiation of treatment with ACE inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs); and whether high-risk patients are monitored. DESIGN: A general practice-based cohort study using electronic health records from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics. SETTING: UK primary care, 2004-2014...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065766/changes-in-one-year-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-relation-with-early-management
#16
Etienne Puymirat, Nadia Aissaoui, Guillaume Cayla, Alexandre Lafont, Elisabeth Riant, Marco Mennuni, Olivier Saint-Jean, Didier Blanchard, Patrick Jourdain, Meyer Elbaz, Patrick Henry, Vincent Bataille, Elodie Drouet, Geneviève Mulak, François Schiele, Jean Ferrières, Tabassome Simon, Nicolas Danchin
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are underrepresented in acute myocardial infarction trials. Our aim was to determine whether, in elderly patients, changes in management in the past 15 years is associated with improved one-year mortality after hospital admission for myocardial infarction. METHODS: We used data from 4 one-month French registries, conducted 5 years apart from 1995 to 2010, including 3,389 elderly patients (≥75 years). RESULTS: From 1995 to 2010, mean age remained stable (82...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065677/multistrategic-approach-to-improve-quality-of-care-of-people-with-diabetes-at-the-primary-care-level-study-design-and-baseline-data
#17
Mariana Prestes, María Angelica Gayarre, Jorge Federico Elgart, Lorena Gonzalez, Enzo Rucci, Juan José Gagliardino
AIM: To test the one year-post effect of an integrated diabetes care program that includes system changes, education, registry (clinical, metabolic and therapeutic indicators) and disease management (DIAPREM), implemented at primary care level, on care outcomes and costs. METHODS: We randomly selected 15 physicians and 15 nurses from primary care units of La Matanza County to be trained (Intervention-IG) and another 15 physicians/nurses to use as controls (Control-CG)...
January 5, 2017: Primary Care Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065166/the-predictive-capabilities-of-a-novel-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-derived-marker-of-cardiopulmonary-reserve-on-established-prognostic-surrogate-markers-in-patients-with-pulmonary-vascular-disease-results-of-a-longitudinal-pilot-study
#18
Timothy J Baillie, Samuel Sidharta, Peter M Steele, Stephen G Worthley, Scott Willoughby, Karen Teo, Prashanthan Sanders, Stephen J Nicholls, Matthew I Worthley
BACKGROUND: No unified method exists to effectively predict and monitor progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We assessed the longitudinal relationship between a novel marker of cardiopulmonary reserve and established prognostic surrogate markers in patients with pulmonary vascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty participants with confirmed (n = 14) or at high risk (n = 6) for PAH underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at baseline and after ~6 months of guideline-appropriate management...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062620/application-of-cardiac-troponin-in-cardiovascular-diseases-other-than-acute-coronary-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Increased cardiac troponin concentrations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) identify patients with ongoing cardiomyocyte necrosis who are at increased risk. However, with the use of more precise assays, cardiac troponin increases are commonly noted in other cardiovascular conditions as well. This has generated interest in the use of cardiac troponin for prognostic assessment and clinical management of these patients. In this review, we have summarized the data from studies investigating the implications of cardiac troponin concentrations in various acute and chronic conditions beyond ACS, i...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059660/effects-of-decompressive-craniectomy-on-functional-outcomes-and-death-in-poor-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Naif M Alotaibi, Ghassan Awad Elkarim, Nardin Samuel, Oliver G S Ayling, Daipayan Guha, Aria Fallah, Abdulrahman Aldakkan, Blessing N R Jaja, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, George M Ibrahim, R Loch Macdonald
OBJECTIVE Patients with poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) (World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Grade IV or V) are often considered for decompressive craniectomy (DC) as a rescue therapy for refractory intracranial hypertension. The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the impact of DC on functional outcome and death in patients after poor-grade aSAH. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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