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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212407/epidemiology-of-low-proteinuric-chronic-kidney-disease-in-renal-clinics
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Luca De Nicola, Michele Provenzano, Paolo Chiodini, Silvio Borrelli, Luigi Russo, Antonio Bellasi, Domenico Santoro, Giuseppe Conte, Roberto Minutolo
CKD patients with low-grade proteinuria (LP) are common in nephrology clinics. However, prevalence, characteristics, and the competing risks of ESRD and death as the specific determinants, are still unknown. We analyzed epidemiological features of LP status in a prospective cohort of 2,340 patients with CKD stage III-V referred from ≥6 months in 40 nephrology clinics in Italy. LP status was defined as proteinuria <0.5 g/24h according to current KDIGO guidelines. Patients with higher proteinuria constituted the control group (CON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209971/obesity-paradox-in-group-1-pulmonary-hypertension-analysis-of-the-nih-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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S Mazimba, E Holland, V Nagarajan, A D Mihalek, J L W Kennedy, K C Bilchick
BACKGROUND: The 'obesity paradox' refers to the fact that obese patients have better outcomes than normal weight patients. This has been observed in multiple cardiovascular conditions, but evidence for obesity paradox in pulmonary hypertension (PH) remains sparse. METHODS: We categorized 267 patients from the NIH PH Registry into five groups based on BMI: underweight, normal weight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese. Mortality was compared in BMI groups using the chi square statistic...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208902/study-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis-as-a-marker-of-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Preeti Jane Picardo, Peter Daniel S Khariong, Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Narang Naku, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma, K Lenish Singh
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve sclerosis has been shown to be associated with increased incidence, chances of developing myocardial infarction and even death. The epidemiological risk factors causing calcification of aortic valves have also been found to cause atherosclerosis. AIM: To analyse the epidemiological risk factors causing aortic valve sclerosis which have been studied in details and analysed to see whether they cause any significant increase in the incidence of cardiovascular events...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208158/epidemiologic-factors-that-predict-long-term-survival-following-a-diagnosis-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Shana J Kim, Barry Rosen, Isabel Fan, Anna Ivanova, John R McLaughlin, Harvey Risch, Steven A Narod, Joanne Kotsopoulos
BACKGROUND: Various epidemiologic factors have been shown to influence the risk of ovarian cancer development. Given the high fatality associated with this disease, it is of interest to evaluate the association of prediagnostic hormonal, reproductive, and lifestyle exposures with ovarian cancer-specific survival. METHODS: We included 1421 patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed in Ontario, Canada. Clinical information was obtained from medical records and prediagnostic exposure information was collected by telephone interview...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202209/characteristics-and-prognosis-of-japanese-male-and-female-lung-cancer-patients-the-biobank-japan-project
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Koshi Nakamura, Shigekazu Ukawa, Emiko Okada, Makoto Hirata, Akiko Nagai, Zentaro Yamagata, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Kaori Muto, Yutaka Kiyohara, Koichi Matsuda, Yoichiro Kamatani, Michiaki Kubo, Yusuke Nakamura, Akiko Tamakoshi
BACKGROUND: In Japanese males and females, lung cancer is currently the second and fourth most common type of cancer, and the first and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, respectively. METHODS: Of all Japanese male and female lung cancer patients aged ≥20 years whom the BioBank Japan Project originally enrolled between 2003 and 2008, 764 males and 415 females were registered within 90 days after their diagnosis. We described the lifestyle and clinical characteristics of these patients at study entry...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195387/baseline-adiponectin-concentration-and-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-with-diabetes-and-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-the-examine-trial
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Brian A Bergmark, Christopher P Cannon, William B White, Petr Jarolim, Yuyin Liu, Marc P Bonaca, Faiez Zannad, David A Morrow
INTRODUCTION: Adiponectin is a pleiotropic adipocytokine with a strong inverse (protective) association with obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular outcomes in stable patients. However, this relationship may be reversed in the setting of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Given this possible complex relationship, we investigated adiponectin and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in patients with diabetes and recent ACS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed baseline adiponectin concentration and CV outcomes in 5,213 patients with type 2 diabetes enrolled 15-90 days (median 45 days) after ACS in the EXAMINE trial of alogliptin vs placebo...
February 14, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187908/relationship-among-body-mass-index-nt-probnp-and-mortality-in%C3%A2-decompensated-chronic-heart-failure
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Domenico Scrutinio, Andrea Passantino, Pietro Guida, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Simona Sarzi Braga, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Rocco Lagioia, Maria Frigerio, Salvatore Di Somma
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been suggested to confer a survival benefit in acute heart failure. The concentrations of NT-proBNP may be reduced in patients with high body mass index (BMI). OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship among BMI, NT-proBNP, and mortality risk in decompensated chronic heart failure (DCHF). METHODS: This was a retrospective study. We studied 1001 patients with DCHF. Hazard ratios (HR) were calculated with Cox regression analysis...
February 7, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186614/decline-in-stillbirths-and-perinatal-mortality-after-implementation-of-a-more-aggressive-induction-policy-in-post-date-pregnancies-a-nationwide-register-study
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Anne R Zizzo, Ida Kirkegaard, Anja Pinborg, Niels Ulbjerg
INTRODUCTION: In 2011 the Danish national guidelines were changed towards a more aggressive induction and fetal surveillance policy from 1) induction of labor at gestational age (GA) of 42(+0) weeks and 2) no fetal surveillance after 40(+0) to 1) induction of labor between 41(+2) -41(+6) , 2) earlier induction at 41(+0) weeks in case of maternal age > 40 years or body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg/m(2) and 3) fetal surveillance at GA 41(+0) . MATERIAL AND METHODS: This national cohort study included all pregnancies that reached 41(+0) weeks of gestation from 2008 to 2014 (N=102 167)...
February 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176909/outcomes-of-renal-function-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Qinglin Li, Meng Zhao, Jing Du, Xiaodan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the prognostic impact of clinical factors on the short-term outcomes of renal function (RF) in very elderly patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of only very elderly patients who developed AKI at the geriatric department of a tertiary medical center during the period 2007-2015. All patients with AKI were followed up for 90 days after AKI diagnosis or until death...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176901/the-role-of-tuberculosis-in-copd
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Halil Ibrahim Yakar, Hakan Gunen, Erkan Pehlivan, Selma Aydogan
BACKGROUND: Influence of tuberculosis (TB) on the natural course of COPD has not been well known. This study was designed to investigate the effects of history of TB on the long-term course of COPD. METHODS: Patients hospitalized with COPD exacerbation were consecutively included (n=598). Cases were classified into two categories: those with TB history and those without. Clinical, demographic, and radiological features were meticulously recorded, and patients were followed up for hospitalizations due to exacerbation and for overall mortality...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164014/cardiovascular-burden-and-percutaneous-interventions-in-russian-federation-systematic-epidemiological-update
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REVIEW
Alexander N Kharlamov
The situation with cardiovascular (CV) burden in Russian population is alerting, and becomes of interest due to high CV mortality, and shorter lifespan if compare with the Western society amid the absence of the established monitoring or screening system for major CV risk factors. The purpose of this systematic epidemiological update was to explore CV burden in Russia. The study represents pooled results with a systematic epidemiological review of the national mass screening, selected randomized clinical trials and statistical datasets of the national public health CV institutions exploring the trends of the CV burden in all 83 regions of Russia...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156256/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-28-000-employees
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Martin Scheerbaum, Constantin Langenbach, Petra Scheerbaum, Franziska Heidemann, Henrik C Riess, Hagen Heigel, Sebastian E Debus, Christian-Alexander Behrendt
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Germany. The knowledge of causal risk factors and their distribution is of utmost importance to design screening programs. PROBANDS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study design we used STROBE criteria to achieve the highest comparability possible. Anthropometric measures (height and weight), total cholesterol, glucose level, and blood pressure were measured. Probands' history was collected by using a standardized questionnaire...
February 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152055/post-diagnosis-body-mass-index-and-mortality-among-women-diagnosed-with-endometrial-cancer-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Hannah Arem, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Steven C Moore, Melinda L Irwin, Michael J LaMonte, Gloria E Sarto, Rami Nassir, Juhua Luo, Rowan T Chlebowski, Louise A Brinton, Charles E Matthews
Higher body mass index (BMI) measured before endometrial cancer diagnosis has been associated with greater risk of developing endometrial cancer and higher mortality, but the association between BMI measured after diagnosis and mortality risk is unclear. We identified 467 women (91 deaths) in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) with information on BMI measured after diagnosis and used Cox proportional hazards regression to generate hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for all-cause mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142037/risk-prediction-models-for-mortality-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-the-biobank-japan-project
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Jun Hata, Akiko Nagai, Makoto Hirata, Yoichiro Kamatani, Akiko Tamakoshi, Zentaro Yamagata, Kaori Muto, Koichi Matsuda, Michiaki Kubo, Yusuke Nakamura, Yutaka Kiyohara, Toshiharu Ninomiya
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in Japan. The present study aimed to develop new risk prediction models for long-term risks of all-cause and cardiovascular death in patients with chronic phase CVD. METHODS: Among the subjects registered in the BioBank Japan database, 15,058 patients aged ≥40 years with chronic ischemic CVD (ischemic stroke or myocardial infarction) were divided randomly into a derivation cohort (n = 10,039) and validation cohort (n = 5019)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128728/peritoneal-dialysis-is-a-reasonable-option-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease%C3%A2
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Sara Querido, Patrícia Quadros Branco, Henrique Silva Sousa, Teresa Adragão, Pedro Araújo Gonçalves, Maria Augusta Gaspar, José Diogo Barata
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) has been proposed as a therapeutic option for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular (CV) disease. The study presented here aimed to compare incident PD patients with and without CV disease at baseline, in order to determine the impact of CV disease in the outcomes of long-term PD patients. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study performed at a single PD unit where 112 consecutive incident patients admitted to the PD program during 5 years were studied...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125693/incremental-yield-of-including-determine-tb-lam-assay-in-diagnostic-algorithms-for-hospitalized-and-ambulatory-hiv-positive-patients-in-kenya
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Helena Huerga, Gabriella Ferlazzo, Paolo Bevilacqua, Beatrice Kirubi, Elisa Ardizzoni, Stephen Wanjala, Joseph Sitienei, Maryline Bonnet
BACKGROUND: Determine-TB LAM assay is a urine point-of-care test useful for TB diagnosis in HIV-positive patients. We assessed the incremental diagnostic yield of adding LAM to algorithms based on clinical signs, sputum smear-microscopy, chest X-ray and Xpert MTB/RIF in HIV-positive patients with symptoms of pulmonary TB (PTB). METHODS: Prospective observational cohort of ambulatory (either severely ill or CD4<200cells/μl or with Body Mass Index<17Kg/m2) and hospitalized symptomatic HIV-positive adults in Kenya...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122812/psychological-distress-in-relation-to-site-specific-cancer-mortality-pooling-of-unpublished-data-from-16-prospective-cohort-studies
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G David Batty, Tom C Russ, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Mika Kivimäki
OBJECTIVE:  To examine the role of psychological distress (anxiety and depression) as a potential predictor of site specific cancer mortality. DESIGN:  Pooling of individual participant data from 16 prospective cohort studies initiated 1994-2008. SETTING:  Nationally representative samples drawn from the health survey for England (13 studies) and the Scottish health survey (three studies). PARTICIPANTS:  163 363 men and women aged 16 or older at study induction, who were initially free of a cancer diagnosis, provided self reported psychological distress scores (based on the general health questionnaire, GHQ-12) and consented to health record linkage...
January 25, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121665/body-mass-index-carotid-plaque-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Hyun Woong Park, Ki-Hong Kim, In Girl Song, Taek-Geun Kwon, Wan Ho Kim, Jang-Ho Bae
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the relationship among BMI, carotid sonographic findings, and long-term (5 years) cardiovascular events in Asian patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 1342 consecutive patients with CAD, who were stratified into four groups according to weight status, as defined by the WHO for the Asian population: underweight (group I: BMI<18.5 kg/m, n=38); normal weight (group II: 18.5≤BMI<23...
January 31, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119386/survival-prospects-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-uk-a-matched-cohort-study-1987-2011
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Lisanne A Gitsels, Elena Kulinskaya, Nicholas Steel
OBJECTIVES: Estimate survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over and the effect of recommended treatments. DESIGN: Cohort study in the UK with routinely collected data between January 1987 and March 2011. SETTING: 310 general practices that contributed to The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PARTICIPANTS: 4 cohorts who reached the age of 60, 65, 70, or 75 years between 1987 and 2011 included 16 744, 43 528, 73 728, and 76 392 participants, respectively...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115168/heterogeneity-in-survival-among-adult-cystic-fibrosis-patients-with-fev1-30-of-predicted-in-the-united-states
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Kathleen J Ramos, Bradley S Quon, Sonya L Heltshe, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett, Erika D Lease, Moira L Aitken, Noel S Weiss, Christopher H Goss
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LTx) is frequently considered for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) when FEV1 reaches <30%. This study estimated transplant-free survival for CF patients and FEV1 <30% and identified predictors of death without LTx. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the CF Foundation Patient Registry, 1/1/2003-12/31/2013. Adult patients (≥18 years) with FEV1 <30% prior to LTx were included. We performed Kaplan-Meier survival estimates censored at LTx...
January 20, 2017: Chest
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