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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933782/cardiovascular-disease-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-burden
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Karam Turk-Adawi, Nizal Sarrafzadegan, Ibtihal Fadhil, Kathryn Taubert, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Nanette K Wenger, Nigel S Tan, Sherry L Grace
The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries or territories spanning from Morocco in the west to Pakistan in the east, and contains a population of almost 600 million people. Like many other developing regions, the burden of disease in the EMR has shifted in the past 30 years from primarily communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardiovascular mortality in the EMR, mostly attributable to ischaemic heart disease, is expected to increase more dramatically in the next decade than in any other region except Africa...
September 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929035/porcine-urinary-bladder-matrix-for-management-of-infected-radiation-mastectomy-wound
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Yana Puckett, Theophilus Pham, Shirley McReynolds, Catherine A Ronaghan
We present a case report on the successful healing of a Pseudomonas infection wound in a 52-year-old female with morbid obesity, noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus and a history of tobacco use, who presented with Stage IIIA (T3, N2, Mo) infiltrating ductal carcinoma. The patient received neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to her bilateral skin-sparing total mastectomies with right axillary sentinel lymphadenectomy. She also had staged reconstruction with temporary breast implants and plans for deep inferior epigastric perforator flaps...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923990/twenty-year-predictors-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-compared-with-coronary-heart-disease-in-the-scottish-heart-health-extended-cohort-shhec
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Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe, Sanne A E Peters, Mark Woodward, Allan D Struthers, Jill J F Belch
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affect different vascular territories. Supplementing baseline findings with assays from stored serum, we compared their 20-year predictors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We randomly recruited 15 737 disease-free men and women aged 30 to 75 years across Scotland between 1984 and 1995 and followed them through 2009 for death and hospital diagnoses. Of these, 3098 developed coronary heart disease (19...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912054/effectiveness-of-pharmacist-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-ckd-a-subgroup-analysis-of-the-randomized-controlled-rxeach-trial
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Yazid N Al Hamarneh, Ross T Tsuyuki, Charlotte A Jones, Braden Manns, Marcello Tonelli, Nairne Scott-Douglass, Kailash Jindal, Wendy Tink, Brenda R Hemmelgarn
BACKGROUND: Affecting a substantial proportion of adults, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a major risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) events. It has been reported that patients with CKD are underserved when it comes to CV risk reduction efforts. STUDY DESIGN: Prespecified subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: Adults with CKD and at least 1 uncontrolled CV risk factor were enrolled from 56 pharmacies across Alberta, Canada...
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911926/severe-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-modifies-early-maternal-serum-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-kinetics-but-obstetrical-and-neonatal-outcomes-are-not-impacted
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Cécile Choux, Julie Barberet, Perrine Ginod, Jonathan Cottenet, Céline Bruno, Eric Benzénine, Paul Sagot, Patricia Fauque
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) on beta-hCG kinetics and obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective single-center case-control study. SETTING: University tertiary referral center. PATIENT(S): A total of 77 patients who presented a clinical pregnancy after IVF and had been hospitalized for severe OHSS were included in this study and compared with 231 controls presenting an IVF-induced clinical pregnancy without OHSS and matched for the year of pregnancy and the number of gestational sacs...
September 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910267/surveillance-for-certain-health-behaviors-and-conditions-among-states-and-selected-local-areas-behavioral-risk-factor-surveillance-system-united-states-2013-and-2014
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Sonya Gamble, Tebitha Mawokomatanda, Fang Xu, Pranesh P Chowdhury, Carol Pierannunzi, David Flegel, William Garvin, Machell Town
PROBLEM: Chronic diseases and conditions (e.g., heart diseases, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. These conditions are costly to the U.S. economy, yet they are often preventable or controllable. Behavioral risk factors (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use, poor diet, frequent mental distress, and insufficient sleep) are linked to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Adopting positive health behaviors (e...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890128/characteristics-and-health-care-preferences-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-women-veterans
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Karen M Goldstein, Eugene Z Oddone, Lori A Bastian, Maren K Olsen, Bryan C Batch, Donna L Washington
BACKGROUND: Women veterans are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about comorbidities and healthcare preferences associated with CVD risk in this population. METHODS: We describe the prevalence of CVD-relevant health behaviors, mental health symptoms, and health care use characteristics and preferences among participants of the National Survey of Women Veterans (conducted 2008-2009). FINDINGS: Fifty-four percent of respondents were at risk for CVD (defined as a diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, current tobacco use, or obesity without CVD)...
September 7, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888147/overweight-hyperglycemia-and-tobacco-use-are-modifiable-risk-factors-for-onset-of-retinopathy-9-and-17years-after-the-diagnosis-of-diabetes-a-retrospective-observational-nation-wide-cohort-study
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M Tyrberg, L Nyström, H J Arnqvist, J Bolinder, S Gudbjörnsdottir, M Landin-Olsson, J W Eriksson, M K Svensson
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to estimate the risk for diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to identify risk factors. We investigated a nationwide population-based cohort with diabetes diagnosed at age 15-34years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Of 794 patients registered 1987-1988 in the Diabetes Incidence Study in Sweden (DISS) 444 (56%) patients with retinal photos available for classification of retinopathy participated in a follow-up study 15-19 (median 17) years after diagnosis...
August 24, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870682/association-of-arterial-calcification-with-chronic-limb-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Sara L Zettervall, Andre P Marshall, Paul Fleser, Raul J Guzman
OBJECTIVE: Arterial calcification is associated with an increased risk of limb events, including amputation. The association between calcification in lower extremity arteries and the severity of ischemia, however, has not been assessed. We thus sought to determine whether the extent of peripheral artery calcification (PAC) was correlated with Rutherford chronic ischemia categories and hypothesized that it could independently contribute to worsening limb status. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients presenting with symptomatic peripheral artery disease who underwent evaluation by contrast and noncontrast computed tomography scan of the lower extremities as part of their assessment...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869155/investigation-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-infection-in-moroccan-patients-suffering-from-cardiovascular-diseases
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Loubna El Yazouli, Hicham Hejaji, Naima Elmdaghri, Aziz Aroussi Alami, Nadia Dakka, Fouzia Radouani
Chlamydia pneumoniae is an intracellular bacterium responsible for respiratory diseases and is highly involved in cardiovascular disease development, mainly atherosclerosis. The main objective of our study was to evaluate C. pneumoniae prevalence in Moroccan patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. A total of 115 patients with cardiovascular diseases were enrolled, and their clinical and behavioral information was recorded. Blood was sampled from all patients as well as the atheroma plaques from 36 patients undergoing surgery...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868094/pressure-ulcer-risk-evaluation-in-critical-patients-clinical-and-social-characteristics
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Mônica Suêla de Azevedo Macena, Rayanne Suely da Costa Silva, Maria Isabel Da Conceição Dias Fernandes, Ana Beatriz de Almeida Medeiros, Kadyjina Daiane Batista Lúcio, Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers increase hospital stays and treatment costs due to their complications. Therefore, recognizing factors that contribute to pressure ulcer risk are important to patient safety. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between the scores of the Waterlow, Braden, and Norton scales and clinical and social characteristics in critically ill patients. METHOD: A cross-sectional study of 78 patients in an adult intensive care unit of a university hospital in Northeastern Brazil was conducted from July to December 2015...
2017: Open Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862933/quality-of-care-of-the-initial-patient-cohort-of-the-diabetes-collaborative-registry-%C3%A2
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Suzanne V Arnold, Abhinav Goyal, Silvio E Inzucchi, Darren K McGuire, Fengming Tang, Sanjeev N Mehta, Laurence S Sperling, Thomas M Maddox, Daniel Einhorn, Nathan D Wong, Niklas Hammar, Peter Fenici, Kamlesh Khunti, Carolyn S P Lam, Mikhail Kosiborod
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines and performance measures exist for patients with diabetes mellitus, achievement of these metrics is not well known. The Diabetes Collaborative Registry(®) (DCR) was formed to understand the quality of diabetes mellitus care across the primary and specialty care continuum in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the frequency of achievement of 7 diabetes mellitus-related quality metrics and variability across the Diabetes Collaborative Registry(®) sites...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862520/non-communicable-disease-prevention-in-nepal-systemic-challenges-and-future-directions
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Sudesh Raj Sharma, Rachel Page, Anna Matheson, Danielle Lambrick, James Faulkner, Shiva Raj Mishra
Developing countries such as Nepal are experiencing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) resulting in social and economic losses. In Nepal, more than half of the disease burden is due to NCDs. The major NCDs in Nepal are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Behavioural factors such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet are driving the epidemic of NCDs, which are further influenced by social, economic and environmental determinants...
August 1, 2017: Global Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862069/patient-related-risk-factors-for-requiring-surgical-intervention-following-a-failed-injection-for-the-treatment-of-medial-and-lateral-epicondylitis
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Ryan M Degen, Jourdan M Cancienne, Christopher L Camp, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines, Brian C Werner
OBJECTIVES: To identify risk factors for failure of a therapeutic injection leading to operative management of both medial and lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: A national database was used to query Medicare Standard Analytic Files from 2005-2012 for patients treated with therapeutic injections for medial or lateral epicondylitis using CPT codes for injections associated with corresponding ICD-9 diagnostic codes (726.31 and 726.32, respectively). Those who subsequently underwent surgical treatment following injection were identified...
September 8, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853131/implementation-of-a-peer-mediated-health-education-model-in-the-united-arab-emirates-addressing-risky-behaviours-among-expatriate-adolescents
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Zachary D Stanley, Leena W Asfour, Michael Weitzman, Scott E Sherman
Tobacco use among young people is increasing in the United Arab Emirates, and the country is ranked 15th in the world for prevalence of type II diabetes. Expatriates comprise a majority of the population, making them an important subset to study. We aimed to test whether an educational intervention would be effective in this cultural setting. We designed 2 peer-to-peer health workshops: tobacco use and nutrition/physical activity. One workshop was randomly assigned to 18 classrooms in private schools in Abu Dhabi...
August 27, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852602/the-importance-of-a-complete-differential-case-report-of-a-tuberculoma-in-a-patient-without-pulmonary-involvement
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Pooja Sethi, Jennifer Treece, Chidinma Onweni, Vandana Pai, Zia Rahman, Siddharth Singh
Patients with a tuberculoma typically present with pulmonary involvement of tuberculosis and have risk factors for tuberculosis (TB). The risk factors for tuberculosis include bacillary load, proximity to infectious case, immunosuppressive conditions, malnutrition, young age, diabetes mellitus, working in healthcare, recent incarceration, alcohol use, and tobacco use. Although rare, it is possible for a patient to present with a tuberculoma despite the absence of risk factors for tuberculosis other than diabetes and without pulmonary involvement...
June 28, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842773/reduction-of-framingham-bmi-score-after-rapid-weight-loss-in-severely-obese-subjects-undergoing-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-single-institution-experience
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David Gutierrez-Blanco, David Funes-Romero, SriGita Madiraju, Federico Perez-Quirante, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: There is vast evidence that supports the importance of obesity in the pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular disease. Rapid weight loss induced by laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has proven beneficial. The aim of this study is to evaluate laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as an alternative treatment modality and its impact on the Framingham-BMI 10-year risk score. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients that underwent bariatric surgery at our institution between 2010 and 2014...
August 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818261/contemporary-medical-therapies-of-atherosclerotic-carotid-artery-disease
#18
REVIEW
Suk F Cheng, Martin M Brown
Contemporary medical therapy consists of identification and treatment of all patient-modifiable vascular risk factors. Specific atherosclerotic disease therapies are designed to reduce the risk of thrombosis, and the disease progression in order to reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. Contemporary medical management emphasizes the need to support the patient in achieving lifestyle modifications and to adjust medication to achieve individualized target values for specific quantifiable risk factors...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818246/cancer-prevention-during-early-adulthood-highlights-from-a-meeting-of-experts
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Dawn M Holman, Mary C White, Meredith L Shoemaker, Greta M Massetti, Mary C Puckett, Claire D Brindis
Using a life course approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors co-hosted a 2-day meeting with 15 multidisciplinary experts to consider evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk and strategies for putting that evidence into practice to reduce cancer incidence. This paper provides an overview of key themes from those meeting discussions, drawing attention to the influence that early adulthood can have on lifetime cancer risk and potential strategies for intervention during this phase of life...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818243/mental-health-problems-and-cancer-risk-factors-among-young-adults
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Greta M Massetti, Cheryll C Thomas, Jessica King, Kathleen Ragan, Natasha Buchanan Lunsford
INTRODUCTION: Chronic mental health problems often emerge in young adulthood, when adults begin to develop lifelong health behaviors and access preventive health services. The associations between mental health problems and modifiable cancer risk factors in young adulthood are not well understood. METHODS: In 2016, the authors analyzed 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data on demographic characteristics, health service access and use, health status, and cancer risk factors (tobacco use, alcohol use, overweight or obesity, physical activity, and sleep) for 90,821 young adults aged 18-39 years with mental health problems (depressive disorder or frequent mental distress) compared to other young adults...
September 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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