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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749853/the-icu-is-becoming-a-main-battlefield-for-severe-maternal-rescue-in-china-an-8-year-single-center-clinical-experience
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Liu Yuqi, Guoliang Tan, Shang Chengming, Sun Xuri
OBJECTIVES: To review the characteristics of and to identify the reasons for severe maternal admissions to the ICU. DESIGN: This was an analytical, observational, open, and retrospective study. SETTING: In our ICU. PATIENTS: A total of 487 severe maternal cases were reviewed during the 8-year study period of January 2009 to December 2016. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: A total of 487 severe maternal cases (12...
July 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748919/changing-concepts-in-hypertension-management
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REVIEW
P S Gudsoorkar, S W Tobe
Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, and lowering blood pressure with anti-hypertensive drugs reduces target organ damage and prevents cardiovascular disease outcomes. The recent trials SPRINT and HOPE-3 will lead to changes in the way we manage hypertension and impact on clinical practice guidelines. These studies also demonstrate the shift toward automated blood pressure measurements. We have reviewed these studies and others to put them in context with the guidelines that have come before and to describe how they will impact on hypertension treatment thresholds and targets, the treatment of hypertension in the elderly, and changing approaches to the management of hypertension including resistant hypertension...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748918/different-combinations-of-glucose-tolerance-and-blood-pressure-status-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-events
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M A Hajebrahimi, S Akbarpour, A Eslami, F Azizi, F Hadaegh
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of combinations of blood pressure and glucose tolerance status on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. A total of 7619 participants aged ⩾30 years old were stratified to nine categories as follows: (1) normotension (NTN) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT) (reference group), (2) NTN and pre-diabetes mellitus (pre-DM), (3) NTN and DM, (4) pre-hypertension (pre-HTN) and NGT, (5) pre-HTN and pre-DM, (6) pre-HTN and DM, (7) HTN and NGT, (8) HTN and pre-DM and (9) HTN and DM...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745333/breakfast-quality-and-cardiometabolic-risk-profiles-in-an-upper-middle-aged-german-population
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K Iqbal, L Schwingshackl, M Gottschald, S Knüppel, M Stelmach-Mardas, K Aleksandrova, H Boeing
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Little is known about relation of overall breakfast quality with cardiometabolic risk factors. Therefore, this study aimed to explore sex-specific associations between breakfast quality and cardiometabolic risk profiles in a sample of an upper middle-aged German population. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cardiometabolic profiles of 339 men and 329 women were cross-sectionally assessed using an overall biomarker score (BScore), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TG), blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC)...
July 26, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745090/if-smbg-accuracy-is-critical-to-patient-safety-why-are-inaccurate-meters-still-on-the-market
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Christopher G Parkin
In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Christiansen and colleagues report results from two studies, laboratory and clinical, that assessed the accuracy of a new blood glucose monitoring system, the Contour®Next ONE (Ascensia Diabetes Care, Parsippany, NJ, USA). The new system comprises a blood glucose meter that can link (via Bluetooth®) to the Contour™ Diabetes app, which operates on a smartphone or tablet. Results from both studies showed that the system exceeded the accuracy standards defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15197:2013...
May 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742954/carbon-dioxide-elimination-by-cardiomyocytes-a-tale-of-high-carbonic-anhydrase-activity-and-membrane-permeability
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EDITORIAL
Erik R Swenson
Life as a multicellular organism requires a heart with a coordinated contractile activity that must never cease, and in this regard, it is very much like the brain with a high mass-specific 'resting' metabolic rate. To maintain this constant activity requires a high rate of oxygen consumption and resultant carbon dioxide generation and, pari passu, the rapid exchange of large amounts of these gases with capillary blood. While oxygen has been far more the focus of the two gases in cardiac physiology, the work of Arias-Hidalgo et al (1) in this issue of the journal offers new insights and better understanding of how CO2 uniquely traverses its path from production in the mitochondria to the capillary blood, and does so with much smaller driving gradients than necessary for oxygen...
July 25, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733301/a-3d-navigation-template-for-guiding-a-unilateral-lumbar-pedicle-screw-with-contralateral-translaminar-facet-screw-fixation-a-study-protocol-for-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trials
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Zhen-Xuan Shao, Wei He, Shao-Qi He, Sheng-Lei Lin, Zhe-Yu Huang, Hong-Chao Tang, Wen-Fei Ni, Xiang-Yang Wang, Ai-Min Wu
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of lumbar disc degeneration disease has increased in recent years. Lumbar interbody fusion using two unilateral pedicle screws and a translaminar facet screw fixation has advantages of minimal invasiveness and lower costs compared with the traditional methods. Moreover, a method guided by a three-dimensional (3D) navigation template may help us improve the surgical accuracy and the success rate. This is the first randomised study using a 3D navigation template to guide a unilateral lumbar pedicle screw with contralateral translaminar facet screw fixation...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731910/new-answers-to-old-conundrums-what-antibodies-exosomes-and-inflammasomes-bring-to-the-conversation-canadian-national-transplant-research-program-international-summit-report
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Mélanie Dieudé, Lori J West, Daniel A Muruve, Lakshman Gunaratman, Thalachallour Mohanakumar, Emmanuel Zorn, Christopher W Cairo, Darren H Freed, Kirk R Schultz, Robert L Fairchild, Marie-Josée Hébert
Antibody-mediated injury is a major cause of allograft dysfunction and loss. Antibodies to ABH(O) blood group antigens are classical mediators of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) graft rejection, while donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies and, more recently, autoantibodies are appreciated as important contributors to allograft inflammation and dysfunction. In August 2016, the International Summit of the Canadian National Transplant Research Program focused on recent advances in the field of antibody-mediated rejection...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728166/whole-genome-sequencing-revealed-novel-prognostic-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-therapy-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Hiroaki Itamochi, Tetsuro Oishi, Nao Oumi, Satoshi Takeuchi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Mikio Mikami, Nobuo Yaegashi, Yasuhisa Terao, Kazuhiro Takehara, Kimio Ushijima, Hidemichi Watari, Daisuke Aoki, Tadashi Kimura, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Junzo Kigawa, Toru Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is mostly resistant to standard chemotherapy that results in poor patient survival. To understand the genetic background of these tumours, we performed whole-genome sequencing of OCCC tumours. METHODS: Tumour tissue samples and matched blood samples were obtained from 55 Japanese women diagnosed with OCCC. Whole-genome sequencing was performed using the Illumina HiSeq platform according to standard protocols. RESULTS: Alterations to the switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) subunit, the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signalling pathway, and the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/Ras signalling pathway were found in 51%, 42%, and 29% of OCCC tumours, respectively...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726795/a-retrospective-analysis-of-hypertension-screening-at-a-mass-gathering-in-india-implications-for-non-communicable-disease-control-strategies
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S Balsari, P Vemulapalli, M Gofine, K Oswal, R Merchant, S Saunik, G Greenough, T Khanna
Cardiovascular disease is the leading case of mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCD) in India. The government's National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke seeks to increase capacity building, screening, referral and management of NCDs across India, and includes community-based outreach and screening programmes. The government in India routinely provides basic care at religious mass gatherings. However, in 2015, at the Kumbh Mela in Nashik and Trimbakeshwar, the state government extended its services to include a hypertension screening programme...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720877/role-of-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-valproic-acid-in-high-fat-diet-induced-hypertension-via-inhibition-of-hdac1-angiotensin-ii-axis
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J Choi, S Y Park, T K Kwon, S-I Sohn, K M Park, J I Kim
BACKGROUND: Obesity is known as an epidemic worldwide because of consumption of westernized high-fat diets and one of the major risk factors of hypertension. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) control gene expression by regulating histone/non-histone protein deacetylation. HDAC inhibitors exert anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects and play a protective role in cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we tested the effect of an FDA-approved pan-HDAC inhibitor valproic acid (VPA) on high-fat diet (HFD)-induced hypertension in mice...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715359/attempting-to-validate-the-over-under-triage-matrix-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Lawrence P Sue, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The Optimal Resources Document (ORD) mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends using the over/undertriage matrix (Matrix) to evaluate the appropriateness of trauma team activation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Matrix method by comparing patients appropriately triaged with those undertriaged. We hypothesized that these two groups are different and Matrix does not discriminate the needs or outcomes of these different groups of patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712532/influence-of-different-intravenous-lipid-emulsions-on-growth-development-and-laboratory-and-clinical-outcomes-in-hospitalised-paediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Roy-Rosshan Edward, Jacqueline K Innes, Luise V Marino, Philip C Calder
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Fats in the form of lipid emulsions (LEs) are an integral part of intravenous nutrition. The fatty acid composition of different LEs varies. The exact composition of a LE may influence cell and tissue function and clinical outcome. Currently, it is not clear which LE might be best for paediatric patients. We conducted a systematic review of the effects of different intravenous LEs in hospitalised paediatric patients. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials published in a peer reviewed journal, written in the English language, and comparing two or more different intravenous LEs in hospitalised paediatric patients were included...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706084/rationale-and-protocol-for-the-after-diabetes-diagnosis-research-support-system-address-an-incident-and-high-risk-type-1-diabetes-uk-cohort-study
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Helen C Walkey, Akaal Kaur, Vassiliki Bravis, Ian F Godsland, Shivani Misra, Alistair J K Williams, Polly J Bingley, David B Dunger, Nick Oliver, Desmond G Johnston
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes is heterogeneous in its presentation and progression. Variations in clinical presentation between children and adults, and with ethnic group warrant further study in the UK to improve understanding of this heterogeneity. Early interventions to limit beta cell damage in type 1 diabetes are undergoing evaluation, but recruitment is challenging. The protocol presented describes recruitment of people with clinician-assigned, new-onset type 1 diabetes to understand the variation in their manner of clinical presentation, to facilitate recruitment into intervention studies and to create an open-access resource of data and biological samples for future type 1 diabetes research...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703124/comparison-between-the-effects-of-hydrochlorothiazide-and-indapamide-on-the-kidney-in-hypertensive-patients-inadequately-controlled-with-losartan
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S Wang, J Li, X Zhou, K Liu, X Zhang, Q Meng, R Shi, D Shi, X Chen
The aim of the study is to compare the effects of hydrochlorothiazide and indapamide on the kidney in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with losartan. A total of 140 patients who met the criteria and inadequately controlled with losartan 50 mg per day for 2 weeks were randomized in two groups and administered either hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg per day (n=70) or indapamide (sustained release) 1.5 mg per day (n=70) in combination with losartan 50 mg per day. Office blood pressure (BP) were collected at baseline and upon each follow-up visit...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702957/non-invasive-ventilation-for-the-management-of-acute-hypercapnic-respiratory-failure-due-to-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Christian R Osadnik, Vanessa S Tee, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Joanna Picot, Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) with bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is commonly used to treat patients admitted to hospital with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) secondary to an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of NIV applied in conjunction with usual care versus usual care involving no mechanical ventilation alone in adults with AHRF due to AECOPD. The aim of this review is to update the evidence base with the goals of supporting clinical practice and providing recommendations for future evaluation and research...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700364/helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#17
Joanna Pogorzelska, Magda Łapińska, Alicja Kalinowska, Tadeusz W Łapiński, Robert Flisiak
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Inflammatory changes in the stomach caused by Helicobacter pylori indirectly and directly affect liver function. Moreover, the bacteria may worsen the course of the liver cirrhosis. The study aimed at evaluating the incidence of H. pylori infection among patients with liver cirrhosis, depending on the etiology and injury stage, scored according to Child-Pugh classification. Stage of esophageal varices and endoscopic inflammatory lesions in the stomach were evaluated, depending on the presence of H...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698333/research-protocol-for-platelets-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-case-controlled-feasibility-study-to-assess-coagulation-and-platelet-function-abnormalities-with-rotem-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-pohcar
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Agnieszka Skorko, Matthew Thomas, Andrew Mumford, Thomas Johnson, Elinor Griffiths, Rosemary Greenwood, Jonathan Benger
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has an annual incidence of approximately 60 000 in the UK. Less than 10% of those who receive resuscitation survive to hospital discharge. For OHCA of a presumed cardiac cause, the optimal antiplatelet therapy is currently unknown. Previous studies indicate that a procoagulopathic state exists postcardiac arrest which may contribute to the formation of thrombi and contribute to poor outcomes. However, the administration of antiplatelet therapies needs to be balanced against the increased risk of bleeding that these individuals face...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697739/effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-on-proinflammatory-cytokines-protocol-for-systematic-review
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Tábata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Francisco Winter Dos Santos Figueiredo, Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca, Fernando Adami
BACKGROUND: Pain reduction can be achieved by lowering proinflammatory cytokine levels in the blood. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive physiotherapeutic resource for pain management, but evidence on the effectiveness of this device at reducing proinflammatory cytokines in the blood is unclear. This study systematically reviews the literature on the effect of TENS on proinflammatory cytokines. METHODS: A systematic review protocol was developed based on searches of articles in six electronic databases and references of retrieved articles, contact with authors, and repositories of clinical trials...
July 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694350/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-discrete-or-comorbid-diabetes-and-hypertension-in-sub-saharan-africa-among-people-living-with-hiv-versus-hiv-negative-populations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
#20
Olamide O Todowede, Benn Sartorius
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic disorder and high blood pressure are common complications globally, and specifically among people living with HIV (PLHIV). Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hypertension are major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and their related complications. However, the burden of metabolic syndrome, discrete or comorbid diabetes and hypertension in PLHIV compared with HIV-negative population has not been quantified. This review and meta-analysis aims to compare and analyse the prevalence of these trio conditions between HIV-negative and HIV-positive populations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
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