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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924633/direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-cardiovascular-prevention-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#1
Francisco Marín, Manuel Pablo Anguita Sánchez, Marcelo Sanmartín Fernández
Patients with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke, systemic embolism and cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction and cardiovascular death. However, the majority of studies that have analyzed the efficacy of anticoagulants have been focused only on their effects on the risk of stroke. Areas covered: The available evidence about the association between atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease as well as the effects of oral anticoagulation on cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction, with a particular focus on direct oral anticoagulants, was updated in this review...
December 7, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924216/atrial-fibrillation-management-in-older-heart-failure-patients-a-complex-clinical-problem
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REVIEW
Giovanni Pulignano, Donatella Del Sindaco, Maria Denitza Tinti, Stefano Tolone, Giovanni Minardi, Antonio Lax, Massimo Uguccioni
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF), two problems of growing prevalence as a consequence of the ageing population, are associated with high morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. AF and HF also share common risk factors and pathophysiologic processes such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and valvular heart disease often occur together. Although elderly patients with both HF and AF are affected by worse symptoms and poorer prognosis, there is a paucity of data on appropriate management of these patients...
January 2016: Heart International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919096/should-we-screen-for-vitamin-d-deficiency-grand-rounds-discussion-from-beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center
#3
Howard Libman, Alan O Malabanan, Gordon J Strewler, Eileen E Reynolds
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency. The guidelines were based on randomized trials of vitamin D deficiency screening and treatment, as well as on case-control studies nested within the Women's Health Initiative. The USPSTF concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. Compared with placebo or no treatment, vitamin D was associated with decreased mortality; however, benefits were no longer seen after trials of institutionalized persons were excluded...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917710/peri-procedural-anticoagulation-in-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-review
#4
Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Georgios Giannopoulos, Charalambos Kossyvakis, Panagopoulou Vasiliki, Manolis Vavuranakis, Theodore G Papaioannou, Stamatina Pagoni, Vlasios N Pyrgakis, Michael W Cleman, Spyridon G Deftereos
Catheter ablation for rhythm control in atrial fibrillation has been recognized as an established treatment. Patients with atrial fibrillation suffer from an increased risk from thromboembolic events. Long-term stroke risk and mortality has been shown to be reduced after catheter ablation, still the procedure per se is associated with an additive peri-procedural thromboembolic risk. Maintenance of the thrombotic - bleeding equilibrium in such patients during interventional procedures is compelling. Lack of data from randomized studies along with the recent introduction of novel oral anticoagulants in clinical practice has resulted in a wide variance of antithrombotic treatment approaches...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916486/apixaban-in-patients-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation%C3%A2-after-transfemoral-aortic-valve%C3%A2-replacement
#5
Julia Seeger, Birgid Gonska, Christoph Rodewald, Wolfgang Rottbauer, Jochen Wöhrle
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on outcome in transfemoral aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of apixaban compared with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA) in patients with AF after TAVR. BACKGROUND: Non-VKA oral anticoagulant agents have not been systematically used in patients with AF after TAVR. METHODS: Of the 617 patients enrolled, 55.9% (n = 345) were in sinus rhythm and 44...
December 1, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912735/the-effect-of-early-measles-vaccination-at-4-5%C3%A2-months-of-age-on-growth-at-9-and-24%C3%A2-months-of-age-in-a-randomized-trial-in-guinea-bissau
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S M Rasmussen, S Biering-Sørensen, S Byberg, A Andersen, M Bjerregaard-Andersen, A Rodrigues, C S Benn, C L Martins, P Aaby
BACKGROUND: Providing an early, additional measles vaccine (MV) at 4.5 months of age has been shown to reduce child mortality in low-income countries. We studied the effects on growth at 9 and 24 months of age. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in Guinea-Bissau from 2003-2007 including 6,648 children. Children were randomized 1:1:1 to receive Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine at 4.5 and 9 months of age (group A), no vaccine at 4.5 months and Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine at 9 months (group B), or no vaccine at 4...
December 3, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904621/the-association-between-vitamin-d-and-health-outcomes-in-women-a-review-on-the-related-evidence
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REVIEW
Nahid Ramezani Jolfaie, Mohammad Hossein Rouhani, Shokouh Onvani, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has a wide range of physiological functions in skeletal and nonskeletal tissues which may play a role in many diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recent evidence regarding the effects of Vitamin D on several health outcomes in women including breast cancer, ovarian and endometrial cancers, hypertension, and osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched PubMed and Google Scholar databases through March 2016. We included the most current systematic reviews and meta-analyses assessing the associations of Vitamin D intake and/or serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels with the risk of incidence of breast cancer, ovarian and endometrial cancers, hypertension, and osteoporosis...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904620/the-relationship-between-vitamin-d-clinical-outcomes-and-mortality-rate-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#8
Nooshin Vosoughi, Parviz Kashefi, Behnood Abbasi, Awat Feizi, Gholamreza Askari, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: According to the high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency, a few studies have been conducted to clarify the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to determine this probable association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum 25(OH)D, C-reactive protein, malnutrition measurements, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired infection from 185 patients in ICU were assessed in the first 24 h of admission and they were followed for the other outcomes...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903938/post-noac-portuguese-observational-study-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#9
Cláudia Marques-Matos, José Nuno Alves, João Pedro Marto, Joana Afonso Ribeiro, Ana Monteiro, José Araújo, Fernando Silva, Fátima Grenho, Miguel Viana-Baptista, João Sargento-Freitas, João Pinho, Elsa Azevedo
BACKGROUND: There is a lower reported incidence of intracranial hemorrhage with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants compared with vitamin K antagonist. However, the functional outcome and mortality of intracranial hemorrhage patients were not assessed. AIMS: To compare the outcome of vitamin K antagonists- and non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants-related intracranial hemorrhage. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with acute non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage on oral anticoagulation therapy admitted between January 2013 and June 2015 at four university hospitals...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902586/neurological-psychological-and-cognitive-disorders-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-conservative-and-replacement-therapy
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Silvia Lai, Oriano Mecarelli, Patrizia Pulitano, Roberto Romanello, Leonardo Davi, Alessia Zarabla, Amalia Mariotti, Maria Carta, Giorgia Tasso, Luca Poli, Anna Paola Mitterhofer, Massimo Testorio, Nicla Frassetti, Paola Aceto, Alessandro Galani, Carlo Lai
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a highly prevalent condition in the world. Neurological, psychological, and cognitive disorders, related to CKD, could contribute to the morbidity, mortality, and poor quality of life of these patients. The aim of this study was to assess the neurological, psychological, and cognitive imbalance in patients with CKD on conservative and replacement therapy.Seventy-four clinically stable patients affected by CKD on conservative therapy, replacement therapy (hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD)), or with kidney transplantation (KT) and 25 healthy controls (HC), matched for age and sex were enrolled...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901247/anabolic-steroids-for-rehabilitation-after-hip-fracture-in-older-people
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Vaqas Farooqi, Maayken E L van den Berg, Ian D Cameron, Maria Crotty
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture occurs predominantly in older people, many of whom are frail and undernourished. After hip fracture surgery and rehabilitation, most patients experience a decline in mobility and function. Anabolic steroids, the synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone, have been used in combination with exercise to improve muscle mass and strength in athletes. They may have similar effects in older people who are recovering from hip fracture. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects (primarily in terms of functional outcome and adverse events) of anabolic steroids after surgical treatment of hip fracture in older people...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900409/perspectives-and-challenges-of-antioxidant-therapy-for-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Iveta Gasparova, Peter Kubatka, Radka Opatrilova, Martin Caprnda, Slavomira Filipova, Luis Rodrigo, Leone Malan, Ioana Mozos, Miroslava Rabajdova, Vladimir Nosal, Nazarii Kobyliak, Vanda Valentova, Daniel Petrovic, Mariusz Adamek, Peter Kruzliak
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of AF are poorly understood, although electrophysiological remodeling has been described as an important initiating step. There is growing evidence that oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of AF. Many known triggers of oxidative stress, such as age, diabetes, smoking, and inflammation, are linked with an increased risk of arrhythmia. Numerous preclinical studies and clinical trials reported the importance of antioxidant therapy in the prevention of AF, using vitamins C and E, polyunsaturated fatty acids, statins, or nitric oxide donors...
November 29, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898998/nutritional-supplementation-for-hip-fracture-aftercare-in-older-people
#13
REVIEW
Alison Avenell, Toby O Smith, James P Curtain, Jenson Cs Mak, Phyo K Myint
BACKGROUND: Older people with hip fractures are often malnourished at the time of fracture, and subsequently have poor food intake. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To review the effects (benefits and harms) of nutritional interventions in older people recovering from hip fracture. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Embase, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, trial registers and reference lists...
November 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894744/-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-morbimortality-in-critically-ill-paediatric-patients
#14
Patricia García-Soler, Antonio Morales-Martínez, Vanessa Rosa-Camacho, Juan Antonio Lillo-Muñoz, Guillermo Milano-Manso
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risks factors of vitamin D deficiency, as well as its relationship with morbidity and mortality in a PICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational prospective study in a tertiary children's University Hospital PICU conducted in two phases: i: cohorts study, and ii: prevalence study. The study included 340 critically ill children with ages comprising 6 months to 16 years old. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Chronic kidney disease, known parathyroid disorders, and vitamin D supplementation...
November 25, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892885/vitamin-k-antagonists-for-stroke-prevention-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Hans Van Der Meersch, Dirk De Bacquer, An S De Vriese
BACKGROUND: The use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is controversial. No randomized trials are available and observational studies have yielded conflicting results, engendering a large clinical practice variability and physician uncertainty. An unresolved but highly relevant question is whether AF poses a true risk of ischemic stroke in hemodialysis and whether any form of oral anticoagulation is therefore warranted. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies that compared the incidence of ischemic stroke and bleeding in hemodialysis patients with AF taking VKA and those not taking VKA...
October 4, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888359/low-25-oh-vitamin%C3%A2-d-levels-reflect-hepatic-dysfunction-and-are-associated-with-mortality-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#16
Rafael Paternostro, Doris Wagner, Thomas Reiberger, Mattias Mandorfer, Remy Schwarzer, Monika Ferlitsch, Michael Trauner, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Arnulf Ferlitsch
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vitamin D deficiency is frequent in patients with cirrhosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the relation of vitamin D status to portal hypertension, degree of liver dysfunction and survival. METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who have been tested for 25-OH-vitamin D levels were retrospectively included. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as 25-OH-vitamin D levels <10 ng/ml. Child-Pugh score, model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) and available hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) were recorded...
November 25, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887750/chronic-kidney-disease
#17
REVIEW
Angela C Webster, Evi V Nagler, Rachael L Morton, Philip Masson
The definition and classification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) have evolved over time, but current international guidelines define this condition as decreased kidney function shown by glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of less than 60 mL/min per 1·73 m(2), or markers of kidney damage, or both, of at least 3 months duration, regardless of the underlying cause. Diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of CKD in all high-income and middle-income countries, and also in many low-income countries. Incidence, prevalence, and progression of CKD also vary within countries by ethnicity and social determinants of health, possibly through epigenetic influence...
November 22, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883968/vitamin-d-and-outcomes-in-adult-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#18
REVIEW
Alessandro Putzu, Alessandro Belletti, Tiziano Cassina, Sara Clivio, Giacomo Monti, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
PURPOSE: Low vitamin D blood levels are associated with high mortality in critically ill patients. There is controversy about vitamin D supplementation in this population. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate if vitamin D administration reduces mortality in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Online databases were searched up to September 1(st), 2016 for randomized placebo-controlled trials on the use of vitamin D in adult patients with critical illness...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882374/cancer-associated-venous-thromboembolism-burden-mechanisms-and-management
#19
Cihan Ay, Ingrid Pabinger, Alexander T Cohen
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant health problem in the general population but especially in cancer patients. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology and burden of the disease, the pathophysiology of cancer-associated VTE, and the clinical treatment options for both primary prevention and acute treatment. Overall, the development of VTE in cancer patients is related to increases in morbidity, mortality, and medical costs. However, the incidence of cancer-associated VTE varies due to patient-related factors (e...
November 24, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881555/recurrent-hospitalization-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-intracoronary-stenting-treated-with-2-treatment-strategies-of-rivaroxaban-or-a-dose-adjusted-oral-vitamin-k-antagonist-treatment-strategy
#20
C Michael Gibson, Duane S Pinto, Gerald Chi, Douglas Arbetter, Megan Yee, Roxana Mehran, Christoph Bode, Jonathan Halperin, Freek W A Verheugt, Peter Wildgoose, Paul Burton, Martin van Eickels, Serge Korjian, Yazan Daaboul, Purva Jain, Gregory Y H Lip, Marc Cohen, Eric D Peterson, Keith A A Fox
BACKGROUND: -Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo intracoronary stenting traditionally are treated with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA) plus dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), yet this treatment leads to high risks of bleeding. We hypothesized that a regimen of rivaroxaban plus a P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy or rivaroxaban plus DAPT could reduce bleeding and thereby have a favorable impact on all-cause mortality and the need for rehospitalization. METHODS: -Stented subjects with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (n=2124) were randomized 1:1:1 to administration of reduced-dose rivaroxaban 15 mg daily plus a P2Y12 inhibitor for 12 months (group 1); rivaroxaban 2...
November 14, 2016: Circulation
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