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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806778/serum-resistin-as-an-independent-marker-of-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ji-Hung Wang, Chung-Jen Lee, Chiu-Fen Yang, Yu-Chih Chen, Bang-Gee Hsu
BACKGROUND: Subjects with higher carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) will be at an increased risk for cardiovascular (CV) events in future. Resistin is an inflammatory mediator and a biomarker of CV diseases. We evaluated the association between serum resistin and aortic stiffness in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with CAD were enrolled in this study. cfPWV was measured using the SphygmoCor system. Patients with cfPWV >10 m/s were defined as the high aortic stiffness group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806366/african-american-veterans-storytelling-a-multisite-randomized-trial-to-improve-hypertension
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Thomas K Houston, Gemmae M Fix, Stephanie L Shimada, Judith A Long, Howard S Gordon, Charlene Pope, Julie Volkman, Jeroan J Allison, Kathryn DeLaughter, Michelle Orner, Barbara G Bokhour
BACKGROUND: Disparities in hypertension control persist for African American Veterans. OBJECTIVE: To enhance cultural relevance of hypertension control self-management education, in a multisite, stratified randomized trial, we tested an interactive Veteran-to-Veteran storytelling digital video disk (DVD) intervention created with Veteran partners, versus an education-only DVD comparison. METHODS: At 3 VA facilities, African American Veterans with uncontrolled hypertension were randomized to storytelling DVD intervention or didactic comparison DVD and followed for 6 months...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806350/blood-pressure-variability-is-increasing-from-the-first-to-the-second-day-of-the-interdialytic-interval-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Antonios Karpetas, Charalampos Loutradis, Athanasios Bikos, Georgios Tzanis, Georgios Koutroumpas, Antonios A Lazaridis, Konstantinos Mavromatidis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Aikaterini Papagianni, Pantelis Zebekakis, Luis M Ruilope, Gianfranco Parati, Pantelis A Sarafidis
OBJECTIVES: Patients with end-stage renal-disease under hemodialysis have increased cardiovascular risk and experience severe blood pressure (BP) fluctuations during the dialysis session and the subsequent interdialytic period. BP variability (BPV) may be an additional risk factor for cardiovascular events and preliminary data suggest increased BPV with advancing stages of chronic kidney disease. This is the first study to examine BPV during the whole intradialytic and interdialytic period in hemodialysis patients with ambulatory BP monitoring...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806208/systemic-hypotension-following-intravenous-administration-of-nonionic-contrast-medium-during-computed-tomography-iopromide-versus-iodixanol
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Gerlig Widmann, Reto Bale, Hanno Ulmer, Daniel Putzer, Peter Schullian, Franz-Josef Wiedermann, Wolfgang Lederer
BACKGROUND: In light of the increasing number of radiologic interventions performed under general anesthesia, the effects of contrast media (CM) on circulation and organ perfusion are of paramount importance. The objectives of this study were to systematically quantify effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and kidney function following intravenous administration of nonionic CM with normal and low osmolality. METHODS: In this controlled, double-blinded phase IV clinical trial, 40 consecutive patients were randomly assigned to receive repeated measures of either low-osmolar iopromide or iso-osmolar iodixanol...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805234/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-due-to-pneumonia-among-adults-from-different-age-groups-in-singapore-and-mortality-predictions-based-on-psi-and-curb-65
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Zoe Xz Zhang, Yang Yong, Wan C Tan, Liang Shen, Han Seong Ng, Kok Yong Fong
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is associated with considerable mortality. However, the information on age-specific prognostic factors for death from pneumonia is limited. METHODS: Patients hospitalised with a diagnosis of pneumonia through the emergency department were stratified into three age groups: 18-64 years; 65-84 years; and ≥ 85 years. Multivariate logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were conducted to evaluate prognostic factors for mortality and the performance of pneumonia severity scoring tools for mortality prediction...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804896/load-dependence-of-myocardial-deformation-variables-a-clinical-strain-echocardiographic-study
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M Fredholm, K Jörgensen, E Houltz, S-E Ricksten
BACKGROUND: The effects of left ventricular (LV) loading on myocardial deformation variables are not well-studied in the clinical setting. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of isolated changes in preload, afterload and heart rate on LV longitudinal strain, systolic (SR-S) and early diastolic strain rate (SR-E) in post-cardiac surgery patients. METHODS: Twenty-one patients were studied early after cardiac surgery. Longitudinal myocardial strain and SR were analysed off-line using 2-D speckle echocardiography...
August 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804814/factors-associated-with-cardiovascular-target-organ-damage-in-children-after-renal-transplantation
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Bianca Borchert-Mörlins, Daniela Thurn, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Anja K Büscher, Jun Oh, Tanja Kier, Elena Bauer, Sabrina Baig, Nele Kanzelmeyer, Markus J Kemper, Rainer Büscher, Anette Melk
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the second-most common cause of death in pediatric renal transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate subclinical cardiovascular target organ damage defined as the presence of arterio- and atherosclerotic lesions and cardiac remodeling and to analyze contributing risk factors in a large cohort of children after renal transplantation (RT). METHODS: A total of 109 children aged 13.1 ± 3.3 years who had undergone RT at one of three German transplant centers were enrolled in this study...
August 13, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804659/fatal-systemic-vasoconstriction-in-a-case-of-metastatic-small-intestinal-net
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Stenzel Jochen, Noe Sebastian, Holzapfel Konstantin, Erlmeier Franziska, Eyer Florian
An increased release of serotonin secreted by ileal NETs is thought to be the major factor causing the carcinoid syndrome. However, in acutely arising carcinoid crisis also other vasoactive factors may lead to hazardous fluctuations in blood pressure and bronchial constriction. In rare cases, systemic vasoconstriction can be observed, probably caused by catecholamines or similar acting substances. Here, we report a fatal case of fulminant systemic vasoconstriction possibly caused by catecholamines in a patient with metastasized ileal NET...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804475/midterm-blood-pressure-variability-is-associated-with-poststroke-cognitive-impairment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Shan Geng, Na Liu, Pin Meng, Niu Ji, Yong'an Sun, Yingda Xu, Guanghui Zhang, Xiaobing He, Zenglin Cai, Bei Wang, Bei Xu, Zaipo Li, Xiaoqin Niu, Yongjin Zhang, Bingchao Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Mingli He
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and poststroke cognitive impairment (PSCI). METHODS: Seven-hundred ninety-six patients with acute ischemic stroke were included in this study. Midterm BPV was evaluated by calculating the SD and coefficient of variation (CV, 100 × SD/mean) of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure during the 7 days after stroke onset. Cognitive function was assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) at admission and at all follow-up visits...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803996/perioperative-hemodynamics-and-outcomes-of-patients-on-metyrosine-undergoing-resection-of-pheochromocytoma-or-paraganglioma
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James J Butz, Toby N Weingarten, Alexandre N Cavalcante, Irina Bancos, William F Young, Travis J McKenzie, Darrell R Schroeder, David P Martin, Juraj Sprung
INTRODUCTION: To describe outcomes of patients with metyrosine (MET) pretreatment for abdominal surgical resection of pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma (PCC/PGL) compared with patients who had phenoxybenzamine (PBZ) pretreatment. METHODS: Retrospective review of perioperative outcomes for PCC/PGL patients treated with MET and propensity-matched comparison of MET and PBZ (MET + PBZ) with PBZ alone. RESULTS: MET preparation was given in 63 cases (26 laparoscopic and 37 open, of which 55 also received PBZ)...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803396/early-regression-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-after-bariatric-surgery-and-its-relation-to-serum-leptin-reduction
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G Lambert, Marcelo Miranda de Oliveira Lima, A C Felici, J C Pareja, A C J Vasques, F S Novaes, S Rodovalho, F F P Hirsch, J R Matos-Souza, Élinton A Chaim, B Geloneze
PURPOSE: Bariatric surgery (BS) promotes carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) regression as early as 6 months post-surgery. To verify whether C-IMT regression occurs even earlier, we aimed at the effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) and biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) on C-IMT 1-2 months and 12 months post-surgery. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Prospective trial. BS was performed on 109 patients either with (RYGBP = 42; BDP = 40) or without type 2 diabetes (RYGBP = 27)...
August 12, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803380/aerobic-interval-training-reduces-vascular-resistances-during-submaximal-exercise-in-obese-metabolic-syndrome-individuals
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Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez, V E Fernandez-Elias, F Morales-Palomo, J G Pallares, M Ramirez-Jimenez, J F Ortega
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of high-intensity aerobic interval training (AIT) on exercise hemodynamics in metabolic syndrome (MetS) volunteers. METHODS: Thirty-eight, MetS participants were randomly assigned to a training (TRAIN) or to a non-training control (CONT) group. TRAIN consisted of stationary interval cycling alternating bouts at 70-90% of maximal heart rate during 45 min day(-1) for 6 months. RESULTS: CONT maintained baseline physical activity and no changes in cardiovascular function or MetS factors were detected...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803375/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-efficiently-drives-the-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-speeds-up-the-discharge-time
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Chiara Mozzini, Marco Di Dio Perna, Giancarlo Pesce, Ulisse Garbin, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini, Andrea Ticinesi, Antonio Nouvenne, Tiziana Meschi, Alder Casadei, Maurizio Soresi, Luciano Cominacini
Lung ultrasound (LUS) is a valid tool for the assessment of heart failure (HF) through the quantification of the B-lines. This study in HF patients aims to evaluate if LUS: (1) can accelerate the discharge time; (2) can efficiently drive diuretic therapy dosage; and (3) may have better performance compared to the amino-terminal portion of B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) levels in monitoring HF recovery. A consecutive sample of 120 HF patients was admitted from the Emergency Department (ED) to the Internal Medicine Department (Verona University Hospital)...
August 12, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803369/volume-balance-and-intradialytic-ultrafiltration-rate-in-the-hemodialysis-patient
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Jason A Chou, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volume management in hemodialysis patients is often challenging. Assessing volume status and deciding how much fluid to remove during hemodialysis, the so-called ultrafiltration rate (UFR), has remained a conundrum. RECENT FINDINGS: To date there is no objective assessment tool to determine the needed UFR during each hemodialysis session. Higher volume overload or higher UFR is associated with poor outcomes including worse mortality and unfavorable clinical outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803335/intraoperative-ventilation-during-thoracoscopic-repair-of-neonatal-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Tadaharu Okazaki, Manabu Okawada, Junya Ishii, Hiroyuki Koga, Go Miyano, Takashi Doi, Yuki Ogasawara, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
PURPOSE: To evaluate the optimal ventilation mode during thoracoscopic repair (TR) of neonatal congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), we compared high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) with conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV). METHODS: Twenty-three neonatal CDH cases who underwent TR without intraoperative inhalation of nitric oxide at our institution between 2007 and 2016 were reviewed. Patients were initially ventilated with HFOV, which was converted to CMV if the HFOV settings were decreased to FiO2 <0...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802997/prophylactic-use-of-an-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-in-a-high-risk-patient-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy-requiring-cesarean-delivery
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R S Samalavicius, L Puodziukaite, I Radaviciute, I Norkiene, K Urbonas, I Misiuriene, V Janusauskas, A Zorinas, K Rucinskas, P Serpytis
The use of intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation for circulatory support in pregnant women with cardiac failure is limited to several case reports. Few publications have addressed the use of intra-aortic balloon counter-pulsation during delivery. We report a case using prophylactic intra-aortic counter-pulsation during the management of a cesarean delivery in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy. A 28-year-old primigravid female at 37weeks of gestation was admitted with signs of worsening heart failure, and transthoracic echocardiography revealed a decreased left ventricular ejection fraction of 25%...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802909/variable-prognostic-value-of-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise
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Yuko Kato, Shinya Suzuki, Tokuhisa Uejima, Hiroaki Semba, Takeshi Yamashita
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of patient background including exercise capacity on the relationship between the blood pressure (BP) response to exercise and prognosis in patients visiting a cardiovascular hospital. METHODS: A total of 2134 patients who were referred to our hospital underwent symptom-limited maximal cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and were followed through medical records and mail. The BP response to exercise was defined as the difference between peak and rest systolic BP...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802734/adding-markers-of-organ-damage-to-risk-score-models-improves-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-prospective-analysis-of-a-large-cohort-of-adult-outpatients
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Giuliano Tocci, Ilaria Figliuzzi, Vivianne Presta, Nadia Attalla El Halabieh, Barbara Citoni, Roberta Coluccia, Allegra Battistoni, Andrea Ferrucci, Massimo Volpe
INTRODUCTION: Global cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification is recommended in all outpatients. Risk score charts, however, do not include markers of organ damage (OD). AIM: To evaluate the potential added value of including different markers of subclinical OD to US Framingham, European SCORE and Italian Cuore risk score calculators. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated adult outpatients, who underwent blood pressure (BP) assessment and global CV risk stratification...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801841/the-use-of-aortic-balloon-occlusion-in-traumatic-shock-first-report-from-the-abo-trauma-registry
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M Sadeghi, K F Nilsson, T Larzon, A Pirouzram, A Toivola, P Skoog, K Idoguchi, Y Kon, T Ishida, Y Matsumara, J Matsumoto, V Reva, M Maszkowski, A Bersztel, E Caragounis, M Falkenberg, L Handolin, B Kessel, D Hebron, F Coccolini, L Ansaloni, J J Morrison, T M Hörer, M J Madurska
PURPOSE: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a technique for temporary stabilization of patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage. This technique has been increasingly used worldwide during the past decade. Despite the good outcomes of translational studies, clinical studies are divided. The aim of this multicenter-international study was to capture REBOA-specific data and outcomes. METHODS: REBOA practicing centers were invited to join this online register, which was established in September 2014...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801616/circulating-cd40-and-scd40l-predict-changes-in-renal-function-in-subjects-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jeffrey X Xie, Helen Alderson, James Ritchie, Philip A Kalra, Yanmei Xie, Kaili Ren, Hanh Nguyen, Tian Chen, Pamela Brewster, Rajesh Gupta, Lance D Dworkin, Deepak Malhotra, Christopher J Cooper, Jiang Tian, Steven T Haller
Soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) has been implicated in the development of renal injury. The CD40 receptor exists in a soluble form, sCD40R, and has been shown to function as a competitive antagonist against CD40 activation. We analyzed whether plasma levels of sCD40L and sCD40R predict changes in renal function in an all-cause chronic kidney disease (CKD) cohort. Stratification of subjects based on sCD40L and sCD40R individually, as well as in combination, demonstrated that sCD40L was directly associated with declines in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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