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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905962/identifying-potential-differences-in-cause-of-death-coding-practices-across-russian-regions
#2
Inna Danilova, Vladimir M Shkolnikov, Dmitri A Jdanov, France Meslé, Jacques Vallin
BACKGROUND: Reliable and comparable data on causes of death are crucial for public health analysis, but the usefulness of these data can be markedly diminished when the approach to coding is not standardized across territories and/or over time. Because the Russian system of producing information on causes of death is highly decentralized, there may be discrepancies in the coding practices employed across the country. In this study, we evaluate the uniformity of cause-of-death coding practices across Russian regions using an indirect method...
March 22, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904973/platelet-reactivity-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-using-cyp3a4-metabolized-statins-with-clopidogrel-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jin Sup Park, Kwang Soo Cha, Hye Won Lee, Jun-Hyok Oh, Jung Hyun Choi, Han Cheol Lee, Taek Jong Hong, Hyo Soo Kim
Statins are primarily metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4), which reduces clopidogrel to its active metabolite. Recent studies suggest that CYP3A4-metabolized statins attenuate clopidogrel's anti-aggregatory effect on platelets. We aimed to assess the impact of concomitant CYP3A4-metabolized statin and clopidogrel use on antiplatelet activity and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We enrolled 1187 patients from the HOST-ASSURE trial with platelet reactivity unit (PRU) values at both baseline and 1 month...
November 30, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904593/the-role-of-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-transient-ischemic-attack-patients-for-future-cerebrovascular-events
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Rokhsareh Meamar, Hamidreza Nikyar, Leila Dehghani, Maedeh Talebi, Marzieh Dehghani, Marzieh Ghasemi, Behnaz Ansari, Mohammad Saadatnia
BACKGROUND: The role of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the maintenance of vascularization following ischemic brain after experimental stroke has been established. Accordingly, in this study, we evaluated the role of circulating EPCs in transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients for future cerebrovascular (CV) events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The level of circulating EPCs (staining markers: CD34, CD309) were determined using flow cytometry at 24 h after TIA in thirty consecutive patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886785/approaches-to-sustainable-capacity-building-for-cardiovascular-disease-care-in-kenya
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REVIEW
Felix A Barasa, Rajesh Vedanthan, Sonak D Pastakia, Susie J Crowe, Wilson Aruasa, Wilson K Sugut, Russ White, Elijah S Ogola, Gerald S Bloomfield, Eric J Velazquez
Cardiovascular diseases are approaching epidemic levels in Kenya and other low- and middle-income countries without accompanying effective preventive and therapeutic strategies. This is happening in the background of residual and emerging infections and other diseases of poverty, and increasing physical injuries from traffic accidents and noncommunicable diseases. Investments to create a skilled workforce and health care infrastructure are needed. Improving diagnostic capacity, access to high-quality medications, health care, appropriate legislation, and proper coordination are key components to ensuring the reversal of the epidemic and a healthy citizenry...
February 2017: Cardiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875733/relationship-between-ambient-temperature-and-frequency-and-severity-of-cardiovascular-emergencies-a-prospective-observational-study-based-on-out-of-hospital-care-data
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Mario Hensel, Markus Stuhr, Daniel Geppert, Jan F Kersten, Jürgen Lorenz, Thoralf Kerner
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that more cardiovascular emergencies occur at low rather than at high temperatures under moderate climatic conditions. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a prehospital setting. Data from the Emergency Medical Service in Hamburg (Germany) and from the local weather station were evaluated over a 5-year period. Temperature data were matched with the associated rescue mission data. Lowess-Regression analysis was performed to assess the relationship between the temperature and the frequency of individual cardiovascular emergencies...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869965/-new-century-new-challenges-changes-in-the-burden-of-disease-profile-in-brazil-1990-2010
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Fatima Marinho, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Elisabeth Barboza França
OBJECTIVE: to describe the burden of disease in Brazil from 1990 to 2010. METHODS: analysis of the estimates of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 - Years of Life Lost due to premature mortality (YLL), Years Lost due to Disability (YLD), Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY=YLL+YLD) and risk factors. RESULTS: there was a decrease in deaths due to diarrhea and an increase in deaths due to diabetes and kidney disease, whilst deaths due to homicides and traffic accidents remained stable; cardiovascular diseases continued to be the leading cause of death despite a 30% reduction; the largest increases in DALY were due to diabetes and musculoskeletal diseases in women and alcohol abuse and low back pain in men; the main risk factors were poor diet and high blood pressure; smoking, domestic pollution and insufficient breastfeeding were found to have reduced...
October 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865435/-the-pulse-mass-index-as-a-predictor-of-cardiovascular-events-in-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Elsy Aidé García-Villegas, Horacio Márquez-González, Luis Felipe Flores-Suárez, Antonio Rafael Villa-Romero
BACKGROUND: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have 3times the risk of death compared to the rest of the population, with cardiovascular events (CVD) being one of the main causes. Índices such as waist-height (W-Ht I), waist-hip (W-Hp I) and pulse-mass (PMI) predict CVD, though the behaviour is unknown in patients with SLE. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of PMI in the development of CVD in premenopausal women with SLE. METHODOLOGY: Cohort study...
November 16, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849379/lower-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-is-associated-with-obesity-but-not-common-chronic-conditions-an-observational-study-of-african-american-and-caucasian-male-veterans
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Jacqueline L Cartier, Subhash C Kukreja, Elena Barengolts
Objective The study examined whether vitamin D insufficiency is a predictor of prevalent and/or incident common chronic conditions in African American men (AAM) and Caucasian men (CAM). Methods 1,017 men were recruited at an urban VA medical center and followed prospectively for a mean of 5.4 years. Prevalent and incident chronic conditions evaluated were: obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), cancer, depression, dementia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD, including coronary artery disease [CAD], cerebrovascular accident [CVA], and congestive heart failure [CHF])...
November 16, 2016: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849188/efficacy-and-safety-of-short-term-%C3%A2-6-months-duration-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-drug-eluting-stents-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Chun Lin Xiang, Yi Zhen Gong, Long Jia Zeng, Bei Bei Luo, Jian Xu, Yan He
OBJECTIVE: Optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation remains controversial. The present study is an assessment of efficacy and safety of short-term (≤6 months) DAPT after DES implantation in patients with coronary artery disease, especially in important subgroups. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched for randomized, controlled trials comparing short-term and long-term (>6 months) DAPT after DES implantation...
November 10, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845699/renal-trauma-in-adolescent-skateboarders
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Fabio Campodonico, Francesco Paparo, Tiziana Calcagno, Giacomo Capponi, Giuseppe Conzi
OBJECTIVE: Kidney is the most commonly injured organ of the genitourinary tract after trauma. Half of blunt renal injuries are caused by traffic accidents, but sport activities are also included as frequent causes. Skatebording is popular among young people but it deserves being considered a potential cause of severe injuries. A number of published medical reports mainly refer to bone, joint and head injuries but no cases have been reported on urologic or kidney trauma. METHODS: We present two cases of renal trauma in adolescent males occurred while doing skateboarding...
November 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823684/impact-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guidelines-on-the-prescription-of-high-intensity-statins-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-coronary-syndrome-or-stroke
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Michael Valentino, Jad Al Danaf, Andrew Panakos, Loheetha Ragupathi, Danielle Duffy, David Whellan
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol management guidelines represented a paradigm shift from the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines, replacing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targets with a risk assessment model to guide statin therapy. Our objectives are to compare provider prescription of high-intensity statin therapy in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) before and after the publication of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, determine potential predictors of high-intensity statin utilization, and identify targets for improvement in cardiovascular risk reduction among these high-risk populations...
November 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822340/stem-progenitor-cells-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-new-insights-for-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Miruna Mihaela Micheu, Ana-Maria Rosca, Oana-Claudia Deleanu
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a widespread disorder, characterized by recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep, mostly as a result of complete or partial pharyngeal obstruction. Due to the occurrence of frequent and regular hypoxic events, patients with OSAS are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, metabolic disorders, occupational errors, motor vehicle accidents and even death. Thus, OSAS has severe consequences and represents a significant economic burden. However, some of the consequences, as well as their costs can be reduced with appropriate detection and treatment...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820819/premature-adult-death-in-individuals-born-preterm-a-sibling-comparison-in-a-prospective-nationwide-follow-up-study
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Kari R Risnes, Kristine Pape, Johan H Bjørngaard, Dag Moster, Michael B Bracken, Pal R Romundstad
BACKGROUND: Close to one in ten individuals worldwide is born preterm, and it is important to understand patterns of long-term health and mortality in this group. This study assesses the relationship between gestational age at birth and early adult mortality both in a nationwide population and within sibships. The study adds to existing knowledge by addressing selected causes of death and by assessing the role of genetic and environmental factors shared by siblings. METHODS: Study population was all Norwegian men and women born from 1967 to 1997 followed using nation-wide registry linkage for mortality through 2011 when they were between 15 and 45 years of age...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795775/-prioperative-adverse-events-critical-reading-of-the-data-registry-used-in-the-surgery-department-of-military-hospital-moulay-ismail-meknes
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Hicham Kechna, Omar Ouzzad, Khalid Chkoura, Jaouad Loutid, Moulay Ahmed Hachimi, Sidi Mohamed Hanafi
INTRODUCTION: Despite significant progress made in the field of safety in anesthesia, morbidity (serious or not, completely or partially related to anesthesia) remains common and no health practitioner is immune from accidents. In the current context where priority is given to training programmes, to quality and safety improvement in health care, the occurrence of an anesthesia-related accident in the surgery department is an extremely traumatic event. The fear of prosecution, the emotional context make it difficult to manage...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792352/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-associated-attrition-active-component-u-s-armed-forces-january-2004-may-2016
#16
Amy E Rogers, Shauna Stahlman, Devin J Hunt, Gi-Taik Oh, Leslie L Clark
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a growing health concern in both civilian and military populations. Individuals who suffer from OSA have increased rates of cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, motor vehicle accidents, cognitive impairment, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Data from the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) were utilized to examine the incidence of OSA and associated attrition from service in active component military members from 1 January 2004 through 31 May 2016. The study identified 223,731 incident cases of OSA with an overall incidence rate of 139...
October 2016: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784884/second-vs-first-generation-drug-eluting-stents-in-complex-lesions-subsets-3-years-follow-up-of-eraci-iv-study
#17
Alfredo E Rodriguez, Omar Santaera, Miguel Larribau, Ricardo Sarmiento, Carlos Haiek, Juan F Del Pozo, Hernan Pavlovsky, Alfredo M Rodriguez-Granillo
BACKGROUND: Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with first-generation drug-eluting stents (DES-1) did not show a benefit in terms of death rate and myocardial infarction (MI) compared to bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft [CABG]), DES platforms have seen a remarkable improvement in the last few years, and a significant increase in their safety and efficacy was observed in randomized controlled trials and observational studies in comparison with DES-1 in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
February 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753825/sy-01-3-how-do-we-reconcile-the-discrepancy-of-blood-pressure-guidelines-for-patients-with-old-age-diabetes-and-ckd
#18
Kazuaki Shimamoto
There are some discrepancies among several international guidelines. I summarise the discrepancies among these guidelines for patients with diabetes, CKD and old age, and describe how-to reconcile.A very controversial topic involves controlling the blood pressure target for hypertension with diabetes. In the treatment for the hypertension with diabetes, until 2012, it was almost universally accepted that the blood pressure control target should be below 130/80 mmHg. However, recent guidelines have increased the target blood pressure to 140 mmHg in systolic blood pressure...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751677/napping-a-public-health-issue-from-epidemiological-to-laboratory-studies
#19
Brice Faraut, Thomas Andrillon, Marie-Françoise Vecchierini, Damien Leger
Sleep specialists have proposed measures to counteract the negative short- and long-term consequences of sleep debt, and some have suggested the nap as a potential and powerful "public health tool". Here, we address this countermeasure aspect of napping viewed as an action against sleep deprivation rather than an action associated with poor health. We review the physiological functions that have been associated positively with napping in both public health and clinical settings (sleep-related accidents, work and school, and cardiovascular risk) and in laboratory-based studies with potential public health issues (cognitive performance, stress, immune function and pain sensitivity)...
September 13, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732721/clinical-practice-guidelines-from-the-aabb-red-blood-cell-transfusion-thresholds-and-storage
#20
Jeffrey L Carson, Gordon Guyatt, Nancy M Heddle, Brenda J Grossman, Claudia S Cohn, Mark K Fung, Terry Gernsheimer, John B Holcomb, Lewis J Kaplan, Louis M Katz, Nikki Peterson, Glenn Ramsey, Sunil V Rao, John D Roback, Aryeh Shander, Aaron A R Tobian
Importance: More than 100 million units of blood are collected worldwide each year, yet the indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and the optimal length of RBC storage prior to transfusion are uncertain. Objective: To provide recommendations for the target hemoglobin level for RBC transfusion among hospitalized adult patients who are hemodynamically stable and the length of time RBCs should be stored prior to transfusion. Evidence Review: Reference librarians conducted a literature search for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) evaluating hemoglobin thresholds for RBC transfusion (1950-May 2016) and RBC storage duration (1948-May 2016) without language restrictions...
November 15, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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