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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223950/the-motiv-heart-study-a-prospective-randomized-single-blind-pilot-study-of-brief-strategic-therapy-and-motivational-interviewing-among-cardiac-rehabilitation-patients
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Giada Pietrabissa, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Alessandro Rossi, Gianluca Castelnuovo
Background: Psychological distress, biomedical parameters, and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to a poorer prognosis for cardiac disease. Public health's challenge is to motivate patients to utilize self-care. Objective: This prospective, randomized, single-blind pilot study aimed at testing the incremental efficacy of Brief Strategic Therapy (BST) combined with Motivational Interviewing (MI) in improving selected biomedical and psychological outcomes over and beyond those of the stand-alone BST in a residential Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) program...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214752/metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-institutionalized-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-long-term-tertiary-care
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Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Siow Ann Chong, Peizhi Wang, Saleha Shafie, Hui Lin Ong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular risk are highly prevalent among individuals with schizophrenia. This study aimed to determine the cardiometabolic profile and the associated risk factors in a group of institutionalized patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder receiving prolonged hospital care in the only tertiary psychiatric institution in Singapore. METHODS: Patients residing in long stay wards who were hospitalized for a minimum period of 1year were recruited...
February 2, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213385/effectiveness-of-acarbose-in-treating-elderly-patients-with-diabetes-with-postprandial-hypotension
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Jie Zhang, Lixin Guo
: : Postprandial hypotension (PPH) is a common condition that occurs primarily in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of acarbose for PPH; it also investigated possible mechanisms behind PPH development. This single-blind, randomized controlled trial included 91 elderly patients with T2DM, aged between 60 and 80 years, who were inpatients at Beijing Hospital between March 2012 and November 2014. The patients were included into one of three groups: Group A, patients with T2DM without PPH; Group B, patients with T2DM with PPH receiving placebo; and Group C, patients with T2DM with PPH receiving acarbose...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187154/comparison-of-different-inspiratory-triggering-settings-in-automated-ventilators-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-porcine-model
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Dingyu Tan, Jun Xu, Shihuan Shao, Yangyang Fu, Feng Sun, Yazhi Zhang, Yingying Hu, Joseph Walline, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation via automated in-hospital ventilators is quite common during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is not known whether different inspiratory triggering sensitivity settings of ordinary ventilators have different effects on actual ventilation, gas exchange and hemodynamics during resuscitation. METHODS: 18 pigs enrolled in this study were anaesthetized and intubated. Continuous chest compressions and mechanical ventilation (volume-controlled mode, 100% O2, respiratory rate 10/min, and tidal volumes 10ml/kg) were performed after 3 minutes of ventricular fibrillation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167327/physical-activity-ameliorates-the-association-between-sedentary-behavior-and-cardiometabolic-risk-among-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-a-comparison-versus-controls-using-accelerometry
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Brendon Stubbs, Li-Jung Chen, Ming-Shun Chung, Po-Wen Ku
OBJECTIVE: A lack of clarity exists regarding the relationship between objectively measured physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) and cardiometabolic outcomes in people with schizophrenia. We conducted a large study investigating the independent relationships of PA and SB among inpatients with schizophrenia versus healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: A cross sectional study including 199 inpatients with schizophrenia (mean age 44.0years, mean illness duration 23...
January 20, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158876/predictors-of-the-need-for-therapeutic-intervention-in-older-adult-patients-with-a-nonvariceal-gastrointestinal-bleed
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Khalid Abusaada, Xiaoping He, Fnu Asad-Ur-Rahman, Umair Majeed, Evgeny Idrisov, Sameen Khalid, Xiang Zhu, Vladimir Pech, George Everett
OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common cause of hospitalization in the older adult population. The aim of the study was to identify factors that are associated with the need for a therapeutic intervention in patients older than 65 years with nonvariceal GIB. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of older adult patients admitted to a tertiary care center between 2009 and 2011 with nonvariceal GIB. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint of inpatient mortality or need for an endoscopic, surgical, or radiologic procedure to control the bleed or to treat the underlying source of the bleed...
February 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151403/cardiovascular-health-and-healthcare-utilization-and-expenditures-among-medicare-beneficiaries-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-regards-study
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Kristal J Aaron, Lisandro D Colantonio, Luqin Deng, Suzanne E Judd, Julie L Locher, Monika M Safford, Mary Cushman, Meredith L Kilgore, David J Becker, Paul Muntner
BACKGROUND: Better cardiovascular health is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: We determined the association between cardiovascular health and healthcare utilization and expenditures in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. We included 6262 participants ≥65 years with Medicare fee-for-service coverage for the year after their baseline study visit in 2003-2007. Cardiovascular health at baseline was assessed using the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 (LS7) metric, which includes 7 factors: cigarette smoking, physical activity, diet, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122873/rising-stakes-for-healthcare-associated-infection-prevention-implications-for-the-clinical-microbiology-laboratory-revised
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Daniel J Diekema
Healthcare associated infection (HAI) rates are subject to public reporting, and are linked to hospital reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The increasing pressure to lower HAI rates comes at a time when advances in the clinical microbiology laboratory (CML) provide more precise and sensitive tests, altering HAI detection in ways that may increase reported HAI rates. I review how changing CML practices can impact HAI rates, and how the financial implications of HAI metrics may produce pressure to change diagnostic testing practices...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110990/quick-sofa-scores-predict-mortality-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-with-and-without-suspected-infection
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Adam J Singer, Jennifer Ng, Henry C Thode, Rory Spiegel, Scott Weingart
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score (composed of respiratory rate ≥22 breaths/min, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg, and altered mental status) may identify patients with infection who are at risk of complications. We determined the association between qSOFA scores and outcomes in adult emergency department (ED) patients with and without suspected infection. METHODS: We performed a single-site, retrospective review of adult ED patients between January 2014 and March 2015...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105372/association-between-central-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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R Suleman, R Padwal, P Hamilton, A Senthilselvan, K Alagiakrishnan
BACKGROUND: To determine the relationship between central blood pressure (CBP) indices and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in adults over the age of 50. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted using a non-invasive SphygmoCor XCEL device. CBP indices and brachial blood pressure were measured in 50 inpatients and outpatients. MCI was assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) instrument and by the European Consortium Criteria (ECC). RESULTS: Seventy-six percent of subjects had hypertension, and 52% were diagnosed as having MCI using the ECC...
2017: Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074349/second-generation-antipsychotic-utilization-and-metabolic-parameter-monitoring-in-an-inpatient-pediatric-population-a-retrospective-analysis
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Valerie D Nolt, Alexandra Victoria Kibler, G Lucy Wilkening, Tanya J Fabian
BACKGROUND: Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) are prescribed for a variety of indications and are strongly associated with adverse metabolic effects. Studies of pediatric outpatients have revealed several deficiencies in monitoring practices for adverse effects associated with SGAs. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to characterize SGA prescribing and metabolic parameter monitoring (MPM) in an inpatient pediatric population. METHODS: Patients aged <18 years and discharged on SGA treatment between 1 November 2013 and 30 April 2014 from an inpatient psychiatric institution in Pittsburgh, PA, USA were included...
January 10, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039870/outcomes-of-treated-hypertension-at-age-80-and-older-cohort-analysis-of-79-376-individuals
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João Delgado, Jane A H Masoli, Kirsty Bowman, W David Strain, George A Kuchel, Kate Walters, Louise Lafortune, Carol Brayne, David Melzer, Alessandro Ble
OBJECTIVES: To estimate outcomes according to attained blood pressure (BP) in the oldest adults treated for hypertension in routine family practice. DESIGN: Cohort analysis of primary care inpatient and death certificate data for individuals with hypertension. SETTING: Primary care practices in England (Clinical Practice Research Datalink). PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 80 and older taking antihypertensive medication and free of dementia, cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and end-stage renal failure at baseline...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012492/guidelines-concordant-empiric-antimicrobial-therapy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-requiring-mechanical-ventilation
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Yukiyo Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Hideyuki Takeshima, Wakae Hasegawa, Taisuke Jo, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Takahide Nagase
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has high morbidity and mortality among adults. Several clinical guidelines recommend prompt administration of combined antimicrobial therapy. However, the association between guidelines concordance and mortality in patients with severe pneumonia remains unclear. The present study aimed to examine the impact of guidelines-concordant empiric antimicrobial therapy on 7-day mortality in patients with extremely severe pneumonia who required mechanical ventilation at admission, using a nationwide inpatient database in Japan...
January 2017: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987566/predictors-and-determinants-for-weight-reduction-in-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Ralf Schiel, Alexander Kaps, Günter Stein, Antje Steveling
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, overweight and obesity are known as posing serious health risks. Successful methods for weight reduction have remained elusive. This multicenter non-randomised trial aimed to identify parameters and determinants of long-term weight reduction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 143/159 overweight and obese children and adolescents (90 %) completed the prospective multicenter trial (age 13.9±2.4 years, BMI 31.2±5.4kg/m(2), BMI-SDS 2.51±0...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942739/predictors-of-inpatient-mortality-and-systemic-complications-in-acetabular-fractures-requiring-operative-treatment
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Nicholas Kusnezov, Julia Bader, James Blair
Patient demographics, physiologic variables, and injury characteristics predictive of mortality and major systemic complications following operative fixation of acetabulum fractures were identified using the National Sample Program of the National Trauma Data Bank. Age older than 60 years, obesity, and Injury Severity Score greater than 15 portended a statistically significant increase in mortality and major systemic complications (P≤.05). Systolic blood pressure less than 90 mm Hg and Glasgow Coma Scale score less than 8 were also significant predictors of mortality and major systemic complications (P<...
December 8, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931605/bariatric-surgery-and-the-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-swedish%C3%A2-obese-subjects
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Shabbar Jamaly, Lena Carlsson, Markku Peltonen, Peter Jacobson, Lars Sjöström, Kristjan Karason
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, which in turn is associated with stroke, heart failure, and increased all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated whether weight loss through bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation. METHODS: SOS (Swedish Obese Subjects) is a prospective matched cohort study conducted at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary healthcare centers in Sweden...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913367/a-new-method-for-self-estimation-of-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-easily-available-measurements-and-neural-fuzzy-evaluation-system
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Ming-Feng Wu, Wei-Chang Huang, Chia-Feng Juang, Kai-Ming Chang, Chih-Yu Wen, Yu-Hsuan Chen, Ching-Yi Lin, Yi-Chan Chen, Ching-Cheng Lin
This paper proposes a neural fuzzy evaluation system (NFES) with significant variables selected from stepwise regression to predict apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) for evaluating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The variables considered are the change statuses of blood pressure (BP) before going to sleep and early in the morning as well as other five easily available measurements (age, body mass index (BMI) etc.) so that users can use the system for self-evaluation of OSA. A total of 150 subjects are reviewed retrospectively and categorized as training (120 subjects) and validation (30 subjects) sets by a five-fold cross validation scheme with stratified sampling based on the OSA severity...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866071/the-cd4-cd8-ratio-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-cad-in-elderly-chinese-patients
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Pan Gao, Hong-Hui Rong, Ting Lu, Gang Tang, Liang-Yi Si, James A Lederer, Wei Xiong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between number of circulating T cells and coronary artery disease (CAD) in an elderly Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 295 elderly inpatients (age≥60) were included in this cross-sectional study. Their clinical and biochemical characteristics were recorded. Patients were divided to two groups: control patients and CAD patients. The risk factors of CAD were explored by binary logistic regression analysis...
January 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833966/analysis-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-a-first-romanian-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-cohort
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Oana Claudia Deleanu, Ana Maria Zaharie, Aneta Şerbescu, Floarea Mimi NiŢu, Florin Dumitru MihălŢan, Oana Cristina Arghir
The features of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) components and the severity of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) were analyzed in the first Romanian cohort of patients admitted to "Marius Nasta" Institute of Pneumophtisiology, Bucharest, Romania. A six-year follow-up study based on bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) data was performed between January 2007 to December 2012. Study cohort consisted in 20 inpatients diagnosed with PAP, based on BALF cytological findings and÷or on histopathological findings. Demographic, medical history, tobacco use, clinical and radiological features, disease progression with or without whole lung lavage (WLL) therapy were collected...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801766/cessation-of-smoking-and-alcohol-addiction-following-thalamic-hemorrhage
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Fatima Najeeb, Brian Silver, Muhib Khan
INTRODUCTION: We describe a case of thalamic intracerebral hemorrhage leading to cessation of smoking. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old female presented to the emergency department with right-sided weakness and dysarthria. Initial systolic blood pressure was 220 mm Hg. Computed tomography scan showed a left thalamic hemorrhage with associated edema and hemorrhage extending into the left lateral and third ventricle. She recovered uneventfully and was discharged to inpatient rehabilitation and eventually transitioned home...
November 2016: Neurologist
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