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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045409/psychometric-validation-of-the-italian-rehabilitation-complexity-scale-extended-version-13
#1
Francesca Roda, Maurizio Agosti, Andrea Merlo, Maurizio Maini, Francesco Lombardi, Claudio Tedeschi, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Nino Basaglia, Mara Contini, Domenico Nicolotti, Rodolfo Brianti
In Italy, at present, a well-known problem is inhomogeneous provision of rehabilitative services, as stressed by MoH, requiring appropriate criteria and parameters to plan rehabilitation actions. According to the Italian National Rehabilitation Plan, Comorbidity, Disability and Clinical Complexity should be assessed to define the patient's real needs. However, to date, clinical complexity is still difficult to measure with shared and validated tools. The study aims to psychometrically validate the Italian Rehabilitation Complexity Scale-Extended v13 (RCS-E v13), in order to meet the guidelines requirements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044383/the-european-society-of-cardiology-clinical-practice-guidelines
#2
Stephan Windecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043986/potential-of-big-data-analytics-in-the-french-in-vitro-diagnostics-market
#3
Nicolas Dubois, Nicolas Garnier, Christophe Meune
The new paradigm of the big data raises many expectations, particularly in the field of health. Curiously, even though medical biology laboratories generate a great amount of data, the opportunities offered by this new field are poorly documented. For better understanding the clinical context of chronical disease follow-up, for leveraging preventive and/or personalized medicine, the contribution of big data analytics seems very promising. It is within this framework that we have explored to use data of a Breton group of laboratories of medical biology to analyze the possible contributions of their exploitation in the improvement of the clinical practices and to anticipate the evolution of pathologies for the benefit of patients...
October 18, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043405/-focused-update-on-dual-antiplatelet-treatment-esc-guidelines-2017
#4
A Schäfer, J Bauersachs
Dual antiplatelet treatment (DAPT) is a cornerstone of maintenance medication of patients following elective percutaneous coronary interventions or an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), e. g. ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina. In recent years the inclusion of P2Y12 inhibition in addition to low-dose acetylsalicylic acid has been intensively debated. Following the introduction of the modern generation of drug-eluting stents for elective coronary interventions, the duration of the necessary DAPT has been clearly reduced...
October 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041885/-review-of-novel-clinical-recommendations-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-2016-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-developed-in-collaboration-with-the-european-association-for-car-dio-thor-acic-surgery
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041883/-molecular-aspects-of-translational-cardiology-in-vascular-wall-research
#6
V A Maksimenko
Clinical-biochemical research of vascular wall hydrated state, water-electrolyte balance has broadened substantially our notions concerning initiation mechanism of vessel damages, methods of their prevention and treatment. Consecutive study of endothelial glycocalyx functioning, computational research of its interaction with oxidative stress, regulation of its state has been aimed at development of novel means of the vascular system protection. Mutual efforts of clinicians and scientists should contribute to the productivity of results of translational cardiology...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040548/european-society-of-cardiology-smartphone-and-tablet-applications-for-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-their-health-care-providers
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Dipak Kotecha, Winnie W L Chua, Larissa Fabritz, Jeroen Hendriks, Barbara Casadei, Ulrich Schotten, Panos Vardas, Hein Heidbuchel, Veronica Dean, Paulus Kirchhof
We are in the midst of a digital revolution in health care, although the application of new and useful technology in routine clinical practice is variable. The Characterizing Atrial fibrillation by Translating its Causes into Health Modifiers in the Elderly (CATCH ME) Consortium, in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has funded the creation of two applications (apps) in atrial fibrillation (AF) for use in smartphones and tablets. The patient app aims to enhance patient education, improve communication between patients and health care professionals, and encourage active patient involvement in the management of their condition...
October 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038415/two-perspectives-of-the-appropriate-use-criteria-in-cardiology-practice-advantageous-and-useful-or-limiting-and-harmful
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Sandeep K Krishnan, Amit Bahia, Ralph G Brindis, Norman E Lepor, Dipti Itchhaporia, Pranav M Patel
The appropriate use criteria (AUC) has become an integral part of the cardiologist's daily practice and have evolved greatly since their inception over a decade ago. However, as health care costs continue to rise, the AUC has come to play an even more pivotal role in the way medicine-specifically cardiology-is practiced today. This editorial describes two opposing viewpoints commonly held by practicing clinicians of the AUC. Written from the perspective of two fellows-in-training looking ahead at the challenges and opportunities of clinical practice (under the auspices of several experienced clinicians and leaders of the American College of Cardiology), this article provides a fresh perspective on the impact AUC has on our patients, clinicians, and the health care system...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038414/timing-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#9
Craig Basman, Michael C Kim, Neil L Coplan
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines include a Class 1 recommendation to initiate therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in comatose patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with an initial shockable rhythm who have achieved return of spontaneous circulation. There is also a Class 1 recommendation for immediate angiography in these patients whose initial electrocardiography shows ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, due to a lack of clinical trials evaluating these patients who have received both percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and TH, controversy remains regarding whether the two can be safely combined...
2017: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038215/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
#10
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038214/correction-to-2017-acc-aha-hrs-guideline-for-the-evaluation-and-management-of-patients-with-syncope-executive-summary-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task-force-on-clinical-practice-guidelines-and-the-heart-rhythm-society
#11
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036971/-chinese-expert-consensus-statement-on-clinical-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-fulminant-myocarditis-in-adults
#12
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033112/gap-between-guidelines-and-clinical-practice-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-results-from-tsoc-hfref-registry
#13
Hung-Yu Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Jeng Wei, Chong-Yi Chang, Yi-Cheng Chuang, Chien-Long Huang, Eric Chong, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Guang-Yuan Mar, Kuei-Chuan Chan, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Ji-Hung Wang, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Wei-Kung Tseng, Wen-Jin Cherng, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a global health problem. Guidelines for the management of HF have been established in Western countries and in Taiwan. However, data from the Taiwan Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry showed suboptimal prescription of guideline-recommended medications. We aimed to analyze the reason of non-prescription and clinical outcomes as a result of under-prescription of medications. METHODS: A total of 1509 patients hospitalized for acute HFrEF were recruited in 21 hospitals in Taiwan by the end of October 2014...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032140/heart-failure-with-mid-range-borderline-ejection-fraction-clinical-implications-and-future-directions
#14
REVIEW
Jeffrey J Hsu, Boback Ziaeian, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure (HF) with borderline ejection fraction was first defined in 2013 in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as the presence of the typical symptoms of HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 41% to 49%. In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology specified HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) as LVEF of 40% to 49%. This range of LVEF is less well studied compared with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
October 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030806/palliative-care-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#15
Susan E Lowey
Globally, there are 18-million individuals living with heart failure, a disease that is responsible for 12-15 million office visits and 6.5 million inpatient hospitalizations each year. As HF becomes advanced or end-stage, patients often live in a cycle of frequent transitions between care settings, and with unmet needs, including distress from inadequately managed symptoms. Prognostication in patients with heart failure can be challenging due to the unpredictable exacerbating-remitting illness trajectory that is associated with this progressive disease...
October 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030423/graphics-and-statistics-for-cardiology-designing-effective-tables-for-presentation-and-publication
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REVIEW
Maarten Boers
Research is of little use if its results are not effectively communicated. Data visualised in tables (and graphs) are key components in any scientific report, but their design leaves much to be desired. This article focuses on table design, following two general principles: clear vision and clear understanding. Clear vision is achieved by maximising the signal to noise ratio. In a table, the signal is the data in the form of numbers, and the noise is the support structure necessary to interpret the numbers...
October 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029775/-management-of-nstemi-in-a-hospital-without-interventional-cardiology-and-without-use-of-grace-score-does-the-clinician-appreciation-match-the-grace-score-calculated-retrospectively-for-the-coronarography-delay
#17
F Bouriche, S Yvorra, A Hassan, F Paganelli, L Bonello, S Luigi, F Attia
PURPOSE: The management of non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) remains an issue for mobidity, mortality, and an economic stake. The first aim of the study was to evaluate the additional value of the GRACE score for the compliance with the recommended times to coronary angiography in an hospital without interventional cardiology. We also analysed the in-hospital and 6-month mortality and the predictive factors of compliance for the coronarography delays. METHODS: Retrospective monocenter cross-sectional study including consecutive patients with chest pain suggestive of a NSTEACS during 1 year...
October 10, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029117/the-european-registry-for-patients-with-mechanical-circulatory-support-euromacs-of-the-european-association-for-cardio-thoracic-surgery-eacts-second-report
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Theo M M H de By, Paul Mohacsi, Brigitta Gahl, Armin Zittermann, Thomas Krabatsch, Finn Gustafsson, Pascal Leprince, Bart Meyns, Ivan Netuka, Kadir Caliskan, Evaristo Castedo, Francesco Musumeci, André Vincentelli, Roland Hetzer, Jan Gummert
OBJECTIVES: The European Registry for Patients with Mechanical Circulatory Support (EUROMACS) was founded in Berlin, Germany. EUROMACS is supported fully by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and, since 2014, has functioned as a committee of the EACTS. The purpose of having the EUROMACS as a part of the EACTS is to accumulate clinical data related to long-term mechanical circulatory support for scientific purposes and to publish annual reports. METHODS: Participating hospitals contributed surgical and cardiological pre-, peri- and long-term postoperative data of mechanical circulatory support implants to the registry...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026414/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-very-young-adults-a-clinical-presentation-risk-factors-hospital-outcome-index-and-their-angiographic-characteristics-in-north-india-amiya-study
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Vinay Krishna, Ramesh Thakur, Ashutosh Kumar, Vikas Mishra, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Karandeep Singh, Mohit Sachan, Rupesh Sinha, Mohammad Asif, Nasar Afdaali, Chandra Mohan Varma
BACKGROUND: India is currently in the fourth stage of epidemiological transitions where cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Purpose of the present study was to assess the risk factors, clinical presentation, angiographic profile including severity, and in-hospital outcome of very young adults (aged ≤ 30 years) with first acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Total of 1,116 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) were studied between March 2013 and February 2015 at LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India...
March 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025554/cardiac-mr-with-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-acute-myocarditis-with%C3%A2-preserved-systolic-function-itamy-study
#20
Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Matteo Perfetti, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Giancarlo Todiere, Chiara Lanzillo, Alessandra Scatteia, Mauro Di Roma, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Andrea Barison, Gianluca Di Bella
BACKGROUND: The prognostic role of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) has not been clarified in acute myocarditis (AM) with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate the role of CMR and LGE in the prognosis of AM with preserved LVEF. METHODS: This study analyzed data from ITAMY (ITalian multicenter study on Acute MYocarditis) and evaluated CMR results from 386 patients (299 male; mean age 35 ± 15 years) with AM and preserved LVEF...
October 17, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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