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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154426/microvascular-dysfunction-and-cardiac-fibrosis-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-case-report
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Nikhil Narang, Diego Medvedofsky, Kathryn Dryer, Sanjiv J Shah, Charles J Davidson, Amit R Patel, John E A Blair
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), who presented with hypertensive urgency and pulmonary oedema. The patient was medically optimized and underwent cardiac catheterization revealing pulmonary hypertension, elevated pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, normal cardiac index, and non-obstructive coronary disease. Invasive evaluation of coronary flow revealed blunted coronary flow reserve and increased index of microvascular resistance. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated reduced global myocardial perfusion and diffuse interstitial fibrosis...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122210/strategies-to-increase-patient-safety-in-hemodialysis-application-of-the-modal-analysis-system-of-errors-and-effects-fema-system
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María Dolores Arenas Jiménez, Gabriel Ferre, Fernando Álvarez-Ude
BACKGROUND: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are a high-risk population group. For these patients, an error could have catastrophic consequences. Therefore, systems that ensure the safety of these patients in an environment with high technology and great interaction of the human factor is a requirement. OBJECTIVES: To show a systematic working approach, reproducible in any HD unit, which consists of recording the complications and errors that occurred during the HD session; defining which of those complications could be considered adverse event (AE), and therefore preventable; and carrying out a systematic analysis of them, as well as of underlying real or potential errors, evaluating their severity, frequency and detection; as well as establishing priorities for action (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis system [FMEA systems])...
November 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097857/like-the-eye-of-the-tiger-inpatient-psychiatric-facility-exclusionary-criteria-and-its-knockout-of-the-emergency-psychiatric-patient
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Veronica Tucci, John Liu, Anu Matorin, Asim Shah, Nidal Moukaddam
Context: Over 6% of all emergency department (ED) visits in the United States involve primary mental health or behavioral issues. The patients are stabilized in the ED but frequently require admission to an inpatient psychiatric unit or institution for longer term treatment and management. To facilitate this process, an emergency physician (EP) must first "medically clear" the patient as stable for transfer. At present, there is no interdisciplinary consensus regarding the necessary elements of the medical clearance or stability assessment process...
October 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977576/postinfarction-left-ventricular-free-wall-rupture-a-17-year-single-centre-experience
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Francesco Formica, Serena Mariani, Gurmeet Singh, Stefano D'Alessandro, Luigi Amerigo Messina, Norman Jones, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Fabio Sangalli, Giovanni Paolini
OBJECTIVES: Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a catastrophic complication following acute myocardial infarction with an estimated incidence of 0.2-7.6% and mortality can be as high as 60%. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for morbidity and mortality in patients affected by LVFWR. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 35 patients who underwent surgery for LVFWR between January 2000 and December 2016 at our institution. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 68...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976377/-hypertension-in-the-elderly
#5
Filiz Özerkan Çakan
Hypertension (HT) is a common problem in elderly persons (age >65 years), reaching a prevalence as high as 60 to 80%. Isolated systolic HT mostly occurs in older patients. Treatment of HT in all patients, independent of age, consists of lifestyle modifications and antihypertensive therapy. Randomized trials have provided clear evidence of benefit from treating HT in elderly patients, including those over the age of 80 years. Drug therapy should be started in elderly hypertensive patients if lifestyle changes are insufficient and in the absence of a hypertensive emergency or urgency, blood pressure reduction should always be gradual...
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938507/-hypertensive-emergencies
#6
Gerd Bönner
Hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency are associated with sudden, massive rise in blood pressure. An acute increase in blood pressure to values above 180/120 mmHg is considered critical. If not treated in time, it can quickly enter a life-threatening hypertensive emergency. The symptoms or organ damage determine the assessment as a crisis or an emergency. Rapid action is required. The therapy depends on the severity and the organ involvement. However the general principal is to avoid therapeutically induced hypotension...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927394/laboratory-markers-of-cardiac-and-metabolic-complications-after-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures
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Robert D Nass, Sina Meiling, René P Andrié, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac complications. Our goal was to assess the nature and frequency of complications occurring in association with GTCS. METHODS: We retrospectively extracted data from emergency protocols and discharge letters of adult patients admitted to the Department of Epileptology between 01/2010 and 06/2015...
September 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866866/hospital-and-out-of-hospital-mortality-in-670-hypertensive-emergencies-and-urgencies
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Haythem Guiga, Clémentine Decroux, Pierre Michelet, Anderson Loundou, Dimitri Cornand, François Silhol, Bernard Vaisse, Gabrielle Sarlon-Bartoli
Long-term mortality in patients with acute severe hypertension is unclear. The authors aimed to compare short-term (hospital) and long-term (12 months) mortality in these patients. A total of 670 adults presenting for acute severe hypertension between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, were included. A total of 57.5% were hypertensive emergencies and 66.1% were hospitalized: 98% and 23.2% of those with hypertensive emergencies and urgencies, respectively (P = .001). Hospital mortality was 7.9% and was significantly higher for hypertensive emergencies (12...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807040/management-of-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-emergency-departments-from-bleeding-symptoms-to-diagnosis-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-study
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Pierre-Clément Thiebaud, Youri Yordanov, Jacques-Emmanuel Galimard, Pierre-Alexis Raynal, Sébastien Beaune, Laurent Jacquin, François-Xavier Ageron, Dominique Pateron
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) is common in emergency departments (EDs) and can be caused by many eso-gastro-duodenal lesions. Most available epidemiological data and data on the management of UGB comes from specialized departments (intensive care units or gastroenterology departments), but little is known from the ED perspective. We aimed to determine the distribution of symptoms revealing UGB in EDs and the hemorrhagic lesions identified by endoscopy. We also describe the characteristics of patients consulting for UGB, UGB management in the ED and patients outcomes...
August 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782308/a-prospective-observational-study-to-determine-the-prevalence-and-clinical-profile-of-patients-of-hypertensive-crisis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Santosh B Salagre, Shobha M Itolikar, Kapil Gedam
BACKGROUND: Hypertension can present in crisis form as 'hypertensive urgency'(HU) or as 'hypertensive emergency' (HE). Both the conditions are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. AIM: To evaluate the clinical characteristics, course of illness, end-organ damage and survival outcome in patients with hypertensive crisis. METHODOLOGY: This prospective observational year-long study was conducted after due ethical considerations on 120 adult non-pregnant patients who presented with blood pressure of >180/120 mm Hg in the emergency medical services of a tertiary care hospital...
June 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702269/marker-negative-pheochromocytoma-associated-with-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis
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S Poudyal, M Pradhan, S Chapagain, B R Luitel, P R Chalise, U K Sharma, P R Gyawali
Pheochromocytoma associated with inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis is very rare. A 27-year-old female presented with right flank pain and hypertensive urgency. Contrast-enhanced CT abdomen and gadolinium-contrast MRI abdomen revealed right adrenal mass suspicious of malignancy with invasion and compression to the right IVC wall along with IVC thrombus extending from the level of renal veins to the level of confluence with hepatic veins. Her routine laboratory investigations including 24-hour urine fractionated metanephrines, vanillylmandelic acid, and cortisol were normal...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701447/what-is-urgent-about-hypertensive-urgency
#12
Cian Hackett, Scott Garrison, Michael R Kolber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692167/modern-management-of-hypertensive-emergencies-and-urgencies-do-we-need-more-technology-paramedics-or-physicians
#13
Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Costas Tsioufis, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671393/top-20-research-studies-of-2016-for-primary-care-physicians
#14
REVIEW
Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
This article summarizes the top 20 original research studies and four practice guidelines of 2016, based on regular literature surveillance and as selected by members of the Canadian Medical Association. The studies, known as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters), were rated highly because of their relevance, validity, and potential to change practice. Key hypertension treatment findings include reduced mortality (a benefit not demonstrated in lower-risk persons or persons with diabetes mellitus) but also an increase in harms with a more aggressive blood pressure target in high-risk persons with hypertension and without diabetes...
May 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655201/unplanned-reoperation-after-craniotomy-for-tumor-a-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-analysis
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Hormuzdiyar H Dasenbrock, Sandra C Yan, Vamsi Chavakula, William B Gormley, Timothy R Smith, Elizabeth B Claus, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Reoperation has been increasingly utilized as a metric evaluating quality of care. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the rate of, reasons for, and predictors of unplanned reoperation after craniotomy for tumor in a nationally accrued population. METHODS: Patients who underwent cranial tumor resection were extracted from the prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry (2012-2014). Multivariate logistic regression examined predictors of unplanned cranial reoperation...
November 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613939/paradoxical-hypertensive-urgency-in-a-child-after-initiation-of-guanfacine
#16
Maxwell J Luber, Barbara J Coffey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569557/effects-of-acute-blood-pressure-elevation-on-biochemical-metabolic-parameters-in-individuals-with-hypertensive-crisis
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Days Oliveira Andrade, Sara Patrícia O Santos, Marcela Augusta S Pinhel, Flávia Mariana Valente, Marcela Cavichiolo Giannini, Michele Lima Gregório, Moacir Fernandes De Godoy, Dorotéia Rossi S Souza, José Fernando Vilela-Martin
Hypertensive crisis is a common clinical situation that presents a high rate of morbidity and mortality and it is characterized by symptomatic rise of blood pressure (BP), systolic (SBP) ≥ 180 mmHg and/or diastolic (DBP) ≥ 120 mmHg. It is classified as emergency (HE) or hypertensive urgency (HU). There is no description of laboratory findings in patients who present acute BP elevation. Thus, this study had the objective to assess the biochemical-metabolic parameters of patients with HC. We studied 74 normotensive individuals (NT), 74 controlled hypertensive patients (ContrHT), 50 subjects with HU, and 78 with HE for evaluating biochemical-metabolic parameters...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562488/does-obesity-increase-the-risk-of-hot-flashes-among-midlife-women-a-population-based-study
#18
Sylvio Saccomani, Jeffrey Frederico Lui-Filho, Cassia Raquel Juliato, Jose Roberto Gabiatti, Adriana Orcesi Pedro, Lucia Costa-Paiva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between vasomotor symptoms and obesity in climacteric women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional population-based study of 749 women aged 45 to 60 years. The dependent variable was intensity of menopausal symptoms evaluated by the menopause rating scale questionnaire. Independent variables were sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, and obesity evaluated by body mass index. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the majority of clinical and sociodemographic characteristics between the body mass index groups...
September 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560799/blood-pressure-management-and-guideline-adherence-in-hypertensive-emergencies-and-urgencies-a-comparison-between-telemedically-supported-and-conventional-out-of-hospital-care
#19
Jörg C Brokmann, Rolf Rossaint, Michael Müller, Christina Fitzner, Luigi Villa, Stefan K Beckers, Sebastian Bergrath
Prehospital hypertensive emergencies and urgencies are common, but evidence is lacking. Telemedically supported hypertensive emergencies and urgencies were prospectively collected (April 2014-March 2015) and compared retrospectively with a historical control group of on-scene physician care in the emergency medical service of Aachen, Germany. Blood pressure management and guideline adherence were evaluated. Telemedical (n=159) vs conventional (n=172) cases: blood pressure reductions of 35±24 mm Hg vs 44±23 mm Hg revealed a group effect adjusted for baseline differences (P=...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465981/left-atrial-size-and-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-patients-with-diastolic-dysfunction-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
#20
Omar Issa, Julio G Peguero, Carlos Podesta, Denisse Diaz, Javier De La Cruz, Daniela Pirela, Juan Carlos Brenes
CONTEXT: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome associated with diastolic function abnormalities. It remains unclear which factors, if any, can predict the transition from asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction to an overt symptomatic phase. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients hospitalized with suspected heart failure between January 2012 and November 2014 with a transthoracic echocardiogram demonstrating preserved systolic function were screened (n = 425)...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
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