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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935926/hyponatremia-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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L Karki, B Thapa, M K Sah
INTRODUCTION: Community acquired pneumonia is one the frequent cause of hospital admissions. Whereas, hyponatremia is a common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalized patients and has been shown to be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. We aim to studyt the association of hyponatremia with community acquired pneumonia in terms of morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A prospective observational hospital based study was conducted in a hospital for a year...
April 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933608/assessing-fear-learning-via-conditioned-respiratory-amplitude-responses
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Giuseppe Castegnetti, Athina Tzovara, Matthias Staib, Samuel Gerster, Dominik R Bach
Respiratory physiology is influenced by cognitive processes. It has been suggested that some cognitive states may be inferred from respiration amplitude responses (RAR) after external events. Here, we investigate whether RAR allow assessment of fear memory in cued fear conditioning, an experimental model of aversive learning. To this end, we built on a previously developed psychophysiological model (PsPM) of RAR, which regards interpolated RAR time series as the output of a linear time invariant system. We first establish that average RAR after CS+ and CS- are different...
December 8, 2016: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933194/contribution-of-the-long-term-care-insurance-certificate-for-predicting-1-year-all-cause-readmission-compared-with-validated-risk-scores-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
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Kayo Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Toru Morofuji, Hiroe Aisu, Takumi Sumimoto, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Jitsuo Higaki
OBJECTIVES: Readmission is a common and serious problem associated with heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, conventional risk models have limited predictive value for predicting readmission. The recipients of long-term care insurance (LTCI) are frail and have mental and physical impairments. We hypothesised that adjustment of the conventional risk score with an LTCI certificate enables a more accurate appreciation of readmission for HF. METHODS: We investigated 452 patients with HF who were followed up for 1 year to determine all-cause readmission...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933180/serum-levels-of-immunoglobulins-and-severity-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Mari C de la Torre, Pere Torán, Mateu Serra-Prat, Elisabet Palomera, Estel Güell, Ester Vendrell, Joan Carles Yébenes, Antoni Torres, Jordi Almirall
INSTRUCTION: There is evidence of a relationship between severity of infection and inflammatory response of the immune system. The objective is to assess serum levels of immunoglobulins and to establish its relationship with severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and clinical outcome. METHODS: This was an observational and cross-sectional study in which 3 groups of patients diagnosed with CAP were compared: patients treated in the outpatient setting (n=54), patients requiring in-patient care (hospital ward) (n=173), and patients requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) (n=191)...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932539/assessment-of-concomitant-versus-sequential-trastuzumab-on-radiation-induced-cardiovascular-toxicity
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G Yavas, M Gultekin, O Yildiz, M Seyrek, S Demirkol, H Toy, M F Sargon, O Ozkayar, A Uner, F Yildiz, F Akyol
There are limited data regarding effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity when used sequentially or concomitantly. This experimental study aims to investigate effect of trastuzumab on radiation-induced cardiovascular toxicity with respect to the treatment sequence. One hundred and eight female Wistar albino rats were divided into six groups (G): G1 was control, G2 was trastuzumab, and G3 was radiotherapy (RT); G4 and G6 were sequential RT and trastuzumab; and G5 was concomitant RT and trastuzumab groups, respectively...
December 8, 2016: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932340/is-walk-score-associated-with-hospital-admissions-from-chronic-diseases-evidence-from-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-high-socioeconomic-status-australian-city-state
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Soumya Mazumdar, Vincent Learnihan, Thomas Cochrane, Hai Phung, Bridget O'Connor, Rachel Davey
OBJECTIVES: To explore patterns of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).To ascertain the effect of the neighbourhood built environmental features and especially walkability on health outcomes, specifically for hospital admissions from NCDs. DESIGN: A cross-sectional analysis of public hospital episode data (2007-2013). SETTING: Hospitalisations from the ACT, Australia at very small geographic areas. PARTICIPANTS: Secondary data on 75 290 unique hospital episodes representing 39 851 patients who were admitted to ACT hospitals from 2007 to 2013...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932137/quality-of-life-according-to-urgency-status-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients
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B Díaz-Molina, J L Lambert, F G Vílchez, F Cadenas, M J Bernardo, E Velasco, M Martín, C Morís
INTRODUCTION: Elective heart transplantation (HTX) aims to improve physical ability, increase survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure. Nevertheless, most patients who undergo urgent HTX are previously healthy, and a transplant could be perceived as a limitation. The aim of this study is to compare HRQoL between elective and urgent heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Cohort study including patients undergoing heart transplantation between January 1998 and March 2012 in a single center...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932136/prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-to-identify-patients-at-risk-of-left-ventricular-graft-dysfunction-after-heart-transplantation
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A B Méndez, J Ordonez-Llanos, S Mirabet, J Galan, M L Maestre, V Brossa, M T Rivilla, L López, T Koller, A Sionis, E Roig
Primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation (HTx) has a very high mortality rate, especially if the left ventricle (PGD-LV) is involved. Early diagnosis is important to select the appropriate therapy to improve prognosis. The value of high-sensitivity troponin T (HS-TNT) measurement obtained at patient arrival at the intensive care unit was analyzed in 71 HTx patients. Mild or moderate PGD-LV was defined by hemodynamic compromise with one of the following criteria: left ventricular ejection fraction <40%, hemodynamic compromise with right atrial pressure >15 mm Hg, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure >20 mm Hg, cardiac index <2...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932075/non-enzymatic-oxidized-metabolite-of-dha-4-rs-4-f4t-neuroprostane-protects-the-heart-against-reperfusion-injury
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Jérôme Roy, Jérémy Fauconnier, Camille Oger, Charlotte Farah, Claire Angebault-Prouteau, Jérôme Thireau, Patrice Bideaux, Valérie Scheuermann, Valérie Bultel-Poncé, Marie Demion, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Jetty Chung-Yung Lee, Jean-Yves Le Guennec
Acute myocardial infarction leads to an increase in oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation. 4(RS)-4-F4t-Neuroprostane (4-F4t-NeuroP) is a mediator produced by non-enzymatic free radical peroxidation of the cardioprotective polyunsaturated fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In this study, we investigated whether intra-cardiac delivery of 4-F4t-NeuroP (0.03mg/kg) prior to occlusion (ischemia) prevents and protects rat myocardium from reperfusion damages. Using a rat model of ischemic-reperfusion (I/R), we showed that intra-cardiac infusion of 4-F4t-NeuroP significantly decreased infarct size following reperfusion (-27%) and also reduced ventricular arrhythmia score considerably during reperfusion (-41%)...
December 5, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931556/non-physician-health-workers-for-improving-adherence-to-medications-and-healthy-lifestyle-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-24-month-follow-up-study
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Krishna Kumar Sharma, Rajeev Gupta, Mukul Mathur, Vishnu Natani, Sailesh Lodha, Sanjeeb Roy, Denis Xavier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate usefulness of non-physician health workers (NPHW) to improve adherence to medications and lifestyles following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: We randomized 100 patients at hospital discharge following ACS to NPHW intervention (n=50) or standard care (n=50) in an open label study. NPHW was trained for interventions to improve adherence to medicines - antiplatelets, β-blockers, renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers and statins and healthy lifestyles...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931551/metabolic-manipulation-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-assessing-the-role-of-trimetazidine
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Suman Jatain, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Roopali Khanna, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of metabolic modulator (trimetazidine: TMZ) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Optimizing altered substrate metabolism in heart failure (HF) with metabolic modulators allows more efficacious energy production from glucose than from free fatty acids. METHODS: 100 patients of DCM (47.7 years, NYHA class 2.17, LVEF 27.3%) were randomized to TMZ (20mg tid, n=50) vs conventional therapy (n=50). Functional status, BNP and various echocardiographic parameters were assessed at 3-6 months...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930564/effects-of-intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-with-intravenous-anesthesia-on-postoperative-emergence-agitation-delirium-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-tonsillectomy-with-or-without-adenoidectomy-a-consort-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Jun-Li Cao, Yu-Ping Pei, Jing-Qiu Wei, Yue-Ying Zhang
Postoperative emergence agitation/delirium (POED) is a common complication in pediatric surgery patients, which increases the risk of developing postoperative airway obstruction and respiratory depression. This study aims to investigate the safety and efficacy of intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine (DEX) and its effects on POED in pediatric patients undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy.Sixty patients scheduled for tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy, aged 2 to 8 years, were randomly allocated into 2 groups (n = 30)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930551/assessment-of-2013-aha-acc-ascvd-risk-scores-with-behavioral-characteristics-of-an-urban-cohort-in-india-preliminary-analysis-of-noncommunicable-disease-initiatives-and-research-at-amrita-niram-study
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Vidya P Menon, Fabia Edathadathil, Dipu Sathyapalan, Merlin Moni, Ann Don, Sabarish Balachandran, Binny Pushpa, Preetha Prasanna, Nithu Sivaram, Anupama Nair, Nithu Vinod, Rekha Jayaprasad, Veena Menon
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death and disability in India. Early and sustained exposure to behavioral risk factors leads to development of CVDs.The aim of this study was to determine the baseline risk of a "hard CVD event" in subjects attending comprehensive health clinic and assess behavioral characteristics in "at risk" population.Using WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance modified questionnaire, prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and risk factors was estimated in this cross-sectional study of 4507 subjects...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930515/usefulness-of-the-maximum-rate-of-pressure-rise-in-the-central-and-peripheral-arteries-after-weaning-from-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-pediatric-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
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Jung-Won Kim, Ji-Yeon Bang, Chun Soo Park, Mijeung Gwak, Won-Jung Shin, Gyu-Sam Hwang
The maximum rate of pressure rise (dP/dtmax) in radial artery has been proposed as a noninvasive surrogate of aortic dp/dtmax, reflecting left ventricular (LV) contractility in children. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between aortic and radial dp/dtmax at weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and usefulness of these indices for estimating postoperative outcomes in pediatric congenital heart surgery.Aortic and radial arterial pressure waveforms were analyzed simultaneously during weaning from CPB in 29 congenital heart surgery...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930455/heart-rate-technical-performance-and-session-rpe-in-elite-youth-soccer-small-sided-games-played-with-wildcard-player
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Javier Sanchez-Sanchez, Daniel Hernández, David Casamichana, Cristian Martínez-Salazar, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Jaime Sampaio
The aim of this study was to compare heart rate (HR), perceived exertion (RPE) and technical-tactical actions during small-sided games (SSG) played without (CTR), with internal (IW) and with IW and external (IEW) wildcard players. A total of 22 young male soccer players (age 17.2±0.9 y) randomly completed six 4vs4 SSG situations. The control conditions occurred with goals scored without goalkeeper (4vs4-NO) and with goalkeeper (4vs4-GK). During the experimental conditions the situations incorporated 2 IW (4vs4+2IW-NO, 4vs4+2IW-GK) and 2 IEW (4vs4+2IW+2IEW-NO, 4vs4+2IW+2IEW-GK)...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929346/individual-differences-in-the-reinforcing-and-subjective-effects-of-d-amphetamine-dimensions-of-impulsivity
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Arit Harvanko, Catherine Martin, Joshua Lile, Richard Kryscio, Thomas H Kelly
Previous research has shown a relationship between impulsive personality and the subjective and reinforcing effects of d-amphetamine. Impulsive personality, however, is comprised of multiple dimensions. The association between different dimensions of impulsive personality and the subjective and reinforcing effects of d-amphetamine is unknown. The objective of this study was to assess the independent contributions of the "sensation-seeking" and "impulsivity" dimensions of the impulsive sensation-seeking subscale of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) to the subjective and reinforcing effects of d-amphetamine...
December 2016: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929335/intergenerational-transmission-of-socioeconomic-position-and-ideal-cardiovascular-health-32-year-follow-up-study
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Kateryna Savelieva, Laura Pulkki-Råback, Markus Jokela, Laura Diane Kubzansky, Marko Elovainio, Vera Mikkilä, Tuija Tammelin, Markus Juonala, Olli T Raitakari, Liisa Keltikangas-Järvinen
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic position (SEP) in childhood predicts cardiovascular health in adulthood but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Using a longitudinal study design, we examined the extent to which adult SEP acts as a pathway (mediator) connecting childhood SEP with adult cardiovascular health, and if upward social mobility mitigates the health-effects of early low SEP. METHOD: The sample comprised 697 participants from a prospective Finnish cohort followed during 32 years...
December 8, 2016: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928526/anxiety-in-patients-with-chronic-cor-pulmonale-and-its-effect-on-exercise-capacity
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Wenxin Xu, Jiwei Yao, Longfei Chen
BACKGROUND: Chronic cor pulmonale (CCP) is a disease of increasing frequency in Chinese people and profoundly influences their health. CCP is often accompanied by anxiety and other psychological problems, and patients may show signs of motor function decline. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of CCP-related psychological problems on motor function. METHODS: Patients with CCP receiving in- or outpatient treatment in the Respiratory Department of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Hunan Province between January and July 2015 were investigated...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928477/health-related-quality-of-life-and-health-utility-values-in-beta-thalassemia-major-patients-receiving-different-types-of-iron-chelators-in-iran
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Meysam Seyedifar, Farid Abedin Dorkoosh, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Majid Naderi, Hossein Karami, Mehran Karimi, Masoomeh Fadaiyrayeny, Masoumeh Musavi, Sanaz Safaei, Mohammad Mahdi Ahmadian-Attari, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Abdol Majid Cheraghali, Ali Akbari Sari
Background: Thalassemia is a chronic, inherited blood disorder, which in its most severe form, causes life-threatening anemia. Thalassemia patients not only engage with difficulties of blood transfusion and iron chelating therapy but also have some social challenges and health threatening factors. There are some reports on quality of life in thalassemia patients around the world from southeast of Asia to Italy in Europe and United States. In this study, we tried to evaluate and compare Health Related Quality of life (HRQoL) and the health utility in beta thalassemia major patients receiving different types of iron chelators and living in different socio-economical situations...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology-oncology and Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928255/analyzing-gensini-score-as-a-semi-continuous-outcome
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Homa Kashani, Hojjat Zeraati, Kazem Mohammad, Hamidreza Goodarzynejad, Mahmood Mahmoudi, Saeed Sadeghian, Mohammadali Boroumand
Background: Investigators frequently encounter continuous outcomes with plenty of values clumped at zero called semi-continuous outcomes. The Gensini score, one of the most widely used scoring systems for expressing coronary angiographic results, is of this type. The aim of this study was to apply two statistical approaches based on the categorization and original scale of the Gensini score to simultaneously assess the association between covariates and the presence and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD)...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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