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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643996/age-related-outcome-of-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-single-centre-observation
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Rolf Erlebach, Alberto Pagnamenta, Stephanie Klinzing, Federica Stretti, Silvia Cottini, Reto Schüpbach, Peter Steiger, Giovanna Brandi
BACKGROUND: Study-purpose is to analyze clinical features of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their age-related outcomes and determinants of long- term outcome. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I University Swiss trauma center. Consecutive patients with moderate to severe TBI admitted for more than 48 hours to the Intensive Care Unit were included. Patients' and trauma characteristics, management during ICU-stay, prognostic scores and long- term outcomes were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641581/thyrotoxic-and-pheochromocytoma-multisystem-crisis-a-case-report
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Kodai Suzuki, Takahito Miyake, Hideshi Okada, Fuminori Yamaji, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Tetsuya Fukuta, Ryu Yasuda, Yoshihito Tanaka, Haruka Okamoto, Sho Nachi, Tomoaki Doi, Takahiro Yoshida, Keisuke Kumada, Shozo Yoshida, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Izumi Toyoda, Shinji Ogura
BACKGROUND: Thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis are rare, life-threatening, emergency endocrine diseases with various clinical manifestations. Here we report a case of a patient who simultaneously developed thyrotoxic crisis and pheochromocytoma multisystem crisis and required intensive cardiovascular management. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old Asian man experienced nausea and vomiting, and subsequently developed dyspnea and cold sweats while farming...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639415/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-for-diabetic-macular-oedema-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gianni Virgili, Mariacristina Parravano, Jennifer R Evans, Iris Gordon, Ersilia Lucenteforte
BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a common complication of diabetic retinopathy. Antiangiogenic therapy with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) modalities can reduce oedema and thereby improve vision and prevent further visual loss. These drugs have replaced laser photocoagulation as the standard of care for people with DMO. OBJECTIVES: The 2014 update of this review found high-quality evidence of benefit with antiangiogenic therapy with anti-VEGF modalities, compared to laser photocoagulation, for the treatment of DMO...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635440/adding-an-accredited-exercise-physiologist-role-to-a-new-model-of-care-at-a-secure-extended-care-mental-health-service-a-qualitative-study
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Trentham Furness, Jude Hewavasam, Jakqui Barnfield, Brian McKenna, Corey Joseph
BACKGROUND: Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) are emerging as essential members of allied health in the management of non-communicable chronic diseases. People diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) are at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases. Secure extended care units (SECUs) provide treatment, supervision and support for people with SMI whose needs cannot be met adequately in the community. However, the role of AEPs in SECUs has not been described. AIM: Describe the processes and outcomes of adding an AEP to a new model of care at a SECU...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635374/sepsis-favors-high-on-clopidogrel-platelet-reactivity
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Karolina Akinosoglou, Angelos Perperis, Spyridoula Theodoraki, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Charalambos Gogos
High-on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) is associated with ischemic events in patients on antiplatelet therapy with a history of cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, recent data have associated sepsis with adverse cardiovascular events in patients admitted with bacteremia or respiratory infection. We aimed to assess P2Y12-mediated platelet reactivity (PR) during sepsis and recovery in patients under clopidogrel. This was a prospective observational study. Incoming patients presenting with signs/symptoms of sepsis already on a maintenance dose of clopidogrel of 75 mg qd for cardiovascular events were included in this study...
June 21, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628583/improving-hypertension-control-population-wide-in-minnesota
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Kathryn Foti, John Auerbach, Sanne Magnan
CONTEXT: Hypertension is a common and costly risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but just over half of all adults with hypertension have their blood pressure controlled nationally. In Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota, the rate of hypertension control is approximately 70% despite a rate of hypertension control similar to the national average as recently as the first half of the 1990s. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to identify factors in Minneapolis-St Paul and state-level policies and programs in Minnesota that may have contributed to the more rapid increase in blood pressure control there than that in the rest of the nation and to identify factors that can potentially be replicated in other jurisdictions...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625241/-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Xue Feng, Yue Wu, Ying Meng, Yizhen Wei
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the patients with severe heart failure (HF). METHODS: A prospective multicenter study was conducted. Patients whose age > 18 years old, and with the New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grade over III-IV, acute cardiac insufficiency and the acute exacerbation of chronic cardiac insufficiency admitted to intensive care unit/cardiovascular care unit (ICU/CCU) of 58 Hospitals in China were enrolled...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625165/transpulmonary-thermodilution-advantages-and-limits
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REVIEW
Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
BACKGROUND: For complex patients in the intensive care unit or in the operating room, many questions regarding their haemodynamic management cannot be answered with simple clinical examination. In particular, arterial pressure allows only a rough estimation of cardiac output. Transpulmonary thermodilution is a technique that provides a full haemodynamic assessment through cardiac output and other indices. MAIN BODY: Through the analysis of the thermodilution curve recorded at the tip of an arterial catheter after the injection of a cold bolus in the venous circulation, transpulmonary thermodilution intermittently measures cardiac output...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608723/non-health-care-facility-cardiovascular-medication-errors-in-the-united-states
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Amrit K Kamboj, Henry A Spiller, Marcel J Casavant, Nichole L Hodges, Thiphalak Chounthirath, Gary A Smith
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have not examined national trends and characteristics of unintentional non-health care facility (HCF) medication errors associated with cardiovascular drugs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate non-HCF medication errors associated with cardiovascular drugs reported to poison control centers in the United States. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of non-HCF medication errors associated with cardiovascular drugs from 2000 to 2012 was conducted using the National Poison Data System database...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603411/effect-of-small-dose-levosimendan-on-mortality-rates-and-organ-functions-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Xin Wang, Shikui Li
AIM: As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection. This study was designed to assess the effect of small-dose levosimendan without a loading dose on mortality rates and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Following a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded design, 240 Chinese elderly patients with sepsis shock were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602667/does-serum-homocysteine-explain-the-connection-between-sexual-frequency-and-cardiovascular-risk
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Hui-Fang Yang, Tung-Wei Kao, Yuan-Yung Lin, Mu-Tsun Shih, Li-Wei Wu, Fang-Yih Liaw, Tao-Chun Peng, Wei-Liang Chen
BACKGROUND: Sexual activity correlates with various health issues, and homocysteine is considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events and atherosclerosis. Research on the relation of sexual activity to sexual frequency and homocysteine is sparse. AIM: To examine the association between sexual frequency and homocysteine in the general population in the United States. METHODS: In total, 2,267 eligible participants 20 to 59 years old who had serum homocysteine data and completed a sexual behavior questionnaire were enrolled from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2005 to 2006...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598043/clinical-profile-of-hypertensive-emergencies-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Shubhangi V Dhadke, Vithal N Dhadke, Dhruv S Batra
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of hypertensive emergencies in an ICU set up and to study the clinical presentation of hypertensive emergencies related to cardiovascular, neurological and renovascular system. METHODS: Type of Study: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. DURATION OF STUDY: Two years from 1st December 2011 till 30th November 2013. SAMPLE SIZE: 50 patients of hypertensive emergencies admitted to the intensive care unit of Dr...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597452/impact-of-the-triglyceride-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ratio-and-the-hypertriglyceremic-waist-phenotype-to-predict-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-insulin-resistance
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Helene von Bibra, Sarama Saha, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Gabriele Müller, Peter E H Schwarz
Insulin resistance is the underlying mechanism for the metabolic syndrome and associated dyslipidaemia that theoretically implies a practical tool for identifying individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease and type-2-diabetes. Another screening tool is the hypertriglyceremic-waist phenotype (HTW). There is important impact of the ethnic background but a lack of studied European populations for the association of the triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) ratio and insulin resistance. This observational, retrospective study evaluated lipid ratios and the HTW for predicting the metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance in 1932 non-diabetic individuals from Germany in the fasting state and during a glucose tolerance test...
June 8, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589535/low-hdl-levels-in-sepsis-versus-trauma-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Sébastien Tanaka, Julien Labreuche, Elodie Drumez, Anatole Harrois, Sophie Hamada, Bernard Vigué, David Couret, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Meilhac
BACKGROUND: The protective cardiovascular effect of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) is considered to chiefly rely on reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues back to the liver. However, HDL particles display pleiotropic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic or antioxidant functions. Some studies suggest that HDL concentration decreases during sepsis, and an association was reported between low HDL levels and a poor outcome. Like sepsis, trauma is also associated with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587756/perceived-self-efficacy-personality-and-bioethics-before-a-heart-rehabilitation-programme-in-primary-health-care
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Antonio J Madueño Caro, Manuel Luis Mellado Fernández, Juana Delgado Pacheco, Marta Muñoz Ayllon, Manuel Pardos Lafarga, Laura Saez García
OBJECTIVES: There is a clear evidence of the benefit of cardiac rehabilitation after a cardiovascular event on patients' mood and perceived self-efficacy in terms of their own health care. Our aim is to define the correlation between mood-related variables, biotype and self-efficacy in this population. DESIGN: Descriptive study. BACKGROUND, PARTICIPANTS: The entire population of patients discharged from thecardiac rehabilitation unit over 12 months...
June 3, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586614/frequency-indications-and-complications-of-pulmonary-artery-catheter-insertion-in-adult-open-heart-surgery-patients-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Syed Shabbir Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Rehana Kamal
OBJECTIVE: Patients presenting for cardiac surgery have unstable cardiovascular disease and haemodynamics with multiple coexisting diseases. Optimal monitoring in the perioperative period is very important for best perioperative outcome. The introduction of the flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) into clinical practice is one of the most important and popular advances in the field of cardiac anaesthesia. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency, indications and complications of pulmonary artery catheter insertion in adult open-heart surgery patients...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586613/hyperlactetemia-and-its-trends-in-critically-ill-children-admitted-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-a-developing-country
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Qalab Abbas, Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Leena Jafri, Anwar Ul Haque, Vivek Khetpal
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence that in setting of critical ailments clinical signs lag biomarkers like Lactate and hyperlactetemia can be the only marker for this disorder. This study was conducted to describe the incidence of hyperlactatemia in critically ill children and its association with outcome. METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of all children who had their lactic acid (LA) levels measured during their admission in PICU from January 2014 to December 2015 was done...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577673/bridging-income-generation-with-group-integrated-care-for-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-rationale-and-design-of-the-bigpic-study
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Rajesh Vedanthan, Jemima H Kamano, Hana Lee, Benjamin Andama, Gerald S Bloomfield, Allison K DeLong, David Edelman, Eric A Finkelstein, Joseph W Hogan, Carol R Horowitz, Simon Manyara, Diana Menya, Violet Naanyu, Sonak D Pastakia, Thomas W Valente, Cleophas C Wanyonyi, Valentin Fuster
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide, with >80% of CVD deaths occurring in low and middle income countries (LMICs). Diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes are risk factors for CVD, and CVD is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among individuals with DM. There is a critical period now during which reducing CVD risk among individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes may have a major impact. Cost-effective, culturally appropriate, and context-specific approaches are required...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577621/screening-for-hypertension-and-lowering-blood-pressure-for-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-events
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REVIEW
Anthony J Viera
Hypertension affects 1 in 3 American adults. Blood pressure (BP)-lowering therapy reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends all adults be screened for hypertension. Most patients whose office BP is elevated should have out-of-office monitoring to confirm the diagnosis. Ambulatory BP monitoring is preferred for out-of-office measurement, but home BP monitoring is a reasonable alternative. Guidelines for treatment are stratified by age (<60 vs >60 years) and include cutoffs for recommended treatment BPs and target BP goals...
July 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
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