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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339659/the-use-of-guideline-recommended-beta-blocker-therapy-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-insight-from-danish-nationwide-registers
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Anne-Christine Ruwald, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Michael Vinther, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jøns
Aims: We aimed to examine the use of guideline recommended beta-blocker therapy prior to and after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in a 'real-life' setting. Methods and results: From the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Registry we identified all 1st-time primary prevention ICD and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantations in Denmark from 2007-12 (n = 2935). Use of beta-blocker, type and dose was acquired through the Danish Prescription Registry...
February 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329322/utilization-and-in-hospital-complications-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-trends-in-the-united-states-from-2003-to-2013
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Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, Kasra Moazzami, Guy Rozen, Jeena Vaid, Ahmed Saleh, E Kevin Heist, Mark Vangel, Jeremy N Ruskin
Aims: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantation has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in selected patients with heart failure. We sought to investigate the utilization and in-hospital complications of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and pacemaker (CRT-P) implantations in the United States from 2003 to 2013. Methods and results: Patients receiving CRT-D or CRT-P were identified in the National Inpatient Sample database (NIS), using the International Classification of Diseases-Ninth Revision-Clinical Modification procedure codes...
March 13, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329280/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-for-primary-prevention-of-death-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-with-and-without-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-8567-patients-in-the-11-trials
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Matthew J Shun-Shin, Sean L Zheng, Graham D Cole, James P Howard, Zachary I Whinnett, Darrel P Francis
Aims: Primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are established therapy for reducing mortality in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and ischaemic heart disease (IHD). However, their efficacy in patients without IHD has been controversial. We undertook a meta-analysis of the totality of the evidence. Methods and results: We systematically identified all RCTs comparing ICD vs. no ICD in primary prevention. Eligible RCTs were those that recruited patients with left ventricular dysfunction, reported all-cause mortality, and presented their results stratified by the presence of IHD (or recruited only those with or without)...
February 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297459/on-the-use-of-a-convolution-superposition-algorithm-for-plan-checking-in-lung-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#4
Nicholas Hardcastle, Bradley M Oborn, Annette Haworth
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) aims to deliver a highly conformal ablative dose to a small target. Dosimetric verification of SBRT for lung tumors presents a challenge due to heterogeneities, moving targets, and small fields. Recent software (M3D) designed for dosimetric verification of lung SBRT treatment plans using an advanced convolution-superposition algorithm was evaluated. Ten lung SBRT patients covering a range of tumor volumes were selected. 3D CRT plans were created using the XiO treatment planning system (TPS) with the superposition algorithm...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294364/predictors-and-long-term-outcome-of-super-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Abdul Ghani, Peter Paul H M Delnoy, Ahmet Adiyaman, Jan Paul Ottervanger, Anand R Ramdat Misier, Jaap Jan J Smit, Arif Elvan
BACKGROUND: The level of improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in super-responders to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is exceptional. However, the long-term prognosis remains unknown in a large population. HYPOTHESIS: Whether super-responders haven good long-term outcomes. METHODS: We registered 347 patients with primary CRT-D indication. Super-response was defined by LVEF >50% at follow-up echocardiogram. Best-subset regression analysis identified predictors of super-response...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292754/cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-reduces-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-primary-but-not-secondary-prophylactic-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-insight-from-the-resynchronization-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-trial
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John L Sapp, Ratika Parkash, George A Wells, Elizabeth Yetisir, Martin J Gardner, Jeffrey S Healey, Bernard Thibault, Laurence D Sterns, David Birnie, Pablo B Nery, Soori Sivakumaran, Vidal Essebag, Paul Dorian, Anthony S L Tang
BACKGROUND: The RAFT (Resynchronization in Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial) demonstrated that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduced both mortality and heart failure hospitalizations in patients with functional class II or III heart failure and widened QRS. We examined the influence of CRT on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with primary versus secondary prophylaxis defibrillator indications. METHODS AND RESULTS: All ventricular arrhythmias among RAFT study participants were downloaded and adjudicated by 2 blinded reviewers with an overreader for disagreements and committee review for remaining discrepancies...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291546/acute-toxicity-and-surgical-complications-after-preoperative-chemo-radiation-therapy-for-rectal-cancer-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Steven L Bosch, Stefan J van Rooijen, Guus M J Bökkerink, Hidde J W Braam, Lauranne A A P Derikx, Philip Poortmans, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Johannes H W de Wilt
PURPOSE: Preoperative therapy reduces local recurrences and may facilitate surgery in rectal cancer patients. However, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) this treatment is often withheld due to the perceived risk of excessive side-effects, even though evidence is limited. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of preoperative therapy on acute toxicity and post-operative complications in IBD patients with rectal cancer. METHODS: The Dutch pathology registry (PALGA) was searched for patients with IBD and rectal cancer treated between January 1991 and May 2010...
March 10, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282697/-initial-clinical-experiences-using-ocriplasmin-for-the-treatment-of-vitreomacular-traction-with-or-without-a-macular-hole
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J Lenk, E Matthé, S Ventzke, L E Pillunat, D Sandner
Purpose In vitreomacular traction (VMT), there is abnormal adhesion between the vitreous cortex and the retina, especially in the fovea. Symptoms of VMT include metamorphopsia and a decrease in visual acuity. Since 2013, ocriplasmin (Jetrea®) has been approved for treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular traction with or without macular holes (≤ 400 µm). Methods We retrospectively examined twenty-three eyes of twenty-one patients who underwent intravitreal ocriplasmin treatment for symptomatic vitreomacular traction with or without macular holes...
March 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267958/comparison-of-multivariate-risk-estimation-models-to-predict-prognosis-in-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-or-without-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Salima Akoudad, Lara Dabiri Abkenari, Beat A Schaer, Christian Sticherling, Wayne C Levy, Luc Jordaens, Dominic A M J Theuns
Several multivariate risk score models were developed to predict prognosis of patients with heart failure (HF). We compared 3 models with regard to prediction of mortality in patients with HF who received an implantable defibrillator (ICD) or a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), as primary prevention of sudden death. The study cohort consisted of 823 patients (ICD = 410; CRT-D = 413). The evaluated models were the Seattle Heart Failure Model (SHFM), the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT II) score, and an adjusted Charlson Comorbidity Index (aCCI)...
February 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254126/economic-value-and-cost-effectiveness-of%C3%A2-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-projections-from-the-reverse-long-term-follow-up
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Michael R Gold, Amie Padhiar, Stuart Mealing, Manpreet K Sidhu, Stelios I Tsintzos, William T Abraham
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the cost effectiveness of early cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation among patients with mild heart failure (HF). The differential cost effectiveness between CRT using a defibrillator (CRT-Ds) and CRT using a pacemaker (CRT-P) was also assessed. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization has been shown to be cost effective in New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classes III/IV but is less studied in class II HF...
March 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251724/temporal-trends-over-a-decade-of-defibrillator-therapy-for-primary-prevention-in-community-practice
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Serge Boveda, Kumar Narayanan, Sophie Jacob, Rui Providencia, Frankie Beganton, Vincent Algalarrondo, Pascal Defaye, Marie-Cécile Perier, Nicolas Sadoul, Olivier Piot, Didier Klug, Daniel Gras, Laurent Fauchier, Pierre Bordachar, Dominique Babuty, Jean-Claude Deharo, Christophe Leclercq, Eloi Marijon
BACKGROUND: Technology and clinical practice surrounding the use of the primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are in a state of constant evolution. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis of significant temporal trends in characteristics and outcomes over a decade of ICD therapy. METHODS: Between 2002-2012, 5,539 consecutive patients (age 62.5±11 years, 84.9% male), with ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, implanted with a primary prevention ICD from 12 centers in France were included...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228938/physical-activity-levels-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-patients-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-and-an-exercise-training-programme-before-surgery-a-pilot-study
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Lisa Loughney, Malcolm A West, Borislav D Dimitrov, Graham J Kemp, Michael Pw Grocott, Sandy Jack
BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was to measure changes in physical activity level (PAL) variables, as well as sleep duration and efficiency in people with locally advanced rectal cancer (1) before and after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and (2) after participating in a pre-operative 6-week in-hospital exercise training programme, following neoadjuvant CRT prior to major surgery, compared to a usual care control group. METHODS: We prospectively studied 39 consecutive participants (27 males)...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225579/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-assessment-of-chemoradiation-induced-pelvic-bone-marrow-changes-in-cervical-cancer-and-correlation-with-hematological-toxicity
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Elaine Yuen Phin Lee, Jose Angelo Udal Perucho, Vince Vardhanabhuti, Jian He, Steven Wai Kwan Siu, Siew Fei Ngu, Nina A Mayr, William T C Yuh, Queenie Chan, Pek-Lan Khong
PURPOSE: To investigate bone marrow changes after chemoradiation (CRT) using intravoxel incoherent motion magnetic resonance imaging (IVIM-MRI) and correlate imaging changes with hematological toxicity (HT) in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine patients with newly diagnosed cervical cancer were prospectively recruited for two sequential 3.0T IVIM-MRI studies: before treatment (MRI-1) and 3-4 weeks after standardized CRT (MRI-2)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225475/stretching-exercises-improve-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-through-attenuation-of-oxidative-stress-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients-with-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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Michitaka Kato, Takashi Masuda, Michio Ogano, Kazuki Hotta, Hisato Takagi, Shinya Tanaka, Yumi Kamada, Ayako Akiyama, Daisuke Kamekawa, Ryosuke Shimizu, Minoru Tabata, Jun Tanabe, Takuya Umemoto
PURPOSE: Endurance training improves oxidative stress and vascular endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, patients with CHF and an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) often avoid endurance training for fear of ICD shock. Recent studies have reported that stretching exercises enhance antioxidant activity and improve vascular responses. Therefore, we aimed to assess the effects of 4 weeks of stretching exercises on oxidative stress and vascular endothelial function in patients with CHF with an ICD or CRT-D...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204917/-ecg-score-to-predict-icd-therapies-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-and-primary-prophylactic-crt-d
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Martin Grett, Martin Christ, Jan-Peter Röing Gen Nölke, Hans-Joachim Trappe
BACKGROUND AND PROBLEM: Recently published results of the DANISH study raise concerns, if primary prophylactic ICD implantations in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) and severe reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) should be performed without further risk stratification. There was no significant difference in the overall mortality of patients with or without ICD and CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) or CRT pacemaker (CRT-P), respectively. Clinical risk scores to identify patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) who benefit most from an ICD have been recommended...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197975/research-of-predictive-factors-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-prospective-study-comparing-data-from-phase-analysis-of-gated-myocardial-perfusion-single-photon-computed-tomography-and-echocardiography-trying-to-anticipate-response-to-crt
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Rémy Gendre, O Lairez, P Mondoly, A Duparc, D Carrié, M Galinier, I Berry, T Cognet
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in chronic systolic heart failure. About 20% of implanted patients are considered as "non-responders". This study aimed to evaluate gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (GMPS) phase parameters as compared to echocardiography in the assessment of predictors for response to CRT before and after CRT activation. METHODS: Forty-two patients were prospectively included during 15 months...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194306/a-randomized-exploratory-phase-2-study-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-related-peripheral-neuropathy-evaluating-whole-body-vibration-training-as-adjunct-to-an-integrated-program-including-massage-passive-mobilization-and-physical-exercises
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Stefan S Schönsteiner, Heidi Bauder Mißbach, Axel Benner, Silja Mack, Thomas Hamel, Michael Orth, Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Sigurd D Süßmuth, Carolin Geitner, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Anneliese Riester, Andrea Prokein, Elfriede Erhardt, Jelena Kunecki, Anna M Eisenschink, Rainer Rawer, Hartmut Döhner, Elisabeth Kirchner, Richard F Schlenk
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy (CIPN) is a common toxicity after chemotherapy, immunomodulatory drugs or proteasome inhibitors, which is difficult to treat and may also have impact on quality of life. The objective of the study was to evaluate whole-body vibration (WBV) on the background of an integrated program (IP) including massage, passive mobilization and physical exercises on CIPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In an exploratory phase-2 study patients with CIPN (NCI CTC grade 2/3) were randomized for WBV plus IP (experimental) to IP alone (standard)...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188000/effectiveness-of-a-management-program-for-outpatient-clinic-or-remote-titration-of-beta-blockers-in-crt-patients-the-restore-study
#18
Antonio D'Onofrio, Pietro Palmisano, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Ernesto Ammendola, Leonardo Calò, Antonio Ruocco, Valter Bianchi, Fabio Maresca, Giuseppe Del Giorno, Annamaria Martino, Ciro Mauro, Monica Campari, Sergio Valsecchi, Michele Accogli
BACKGROUND: Many patients fail to receive β-blockers before cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation, or receive them at a suboptimal dose, and require optimization after implantation. We assessed the effectiveness of a structured program for β-blocker titration in CRT-D patients followed up by means of conventional in-clinic visits or remote monitoring. METHODS AND RESULTS: 130 patients undergoing CRT implantation and treated according to the standard practice of the centers were included as a control group...
February 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176442/impact-of-remote-monitoring-on-long-term-prognosis-in-heart-failure-patients-in-a-real-world-cohort-results-from-all-comers-commit-hf-trial
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Anna Kurek, Mateusz Tajstra, Elzbieta Gadula-Gacek, Piotr Buchta, Michal Skrzypek, Lukasz Pyka, Michal Wasiak, Malgorzata Swietlinska, Michal Hawranek, Lech Polonski, Mariusz Gasior, Jedrzej Kosiuk
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials demonstrate that remote monitoring (RM) of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRT-D) may improve quality of care and prognosis in heart failure (HF) patients. However, the impact of RM on long-term mortality in a real-world cohort is still not well examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study was designed as a matched cohort study based on the COMMIT-HF trial - a single-center, ongoing prospective observational registry (NCT02536443)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160975/prescription-of-guideline-recommended-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure-and-varying-degrees-of-renal-function
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Patrick H Pun, Shubin Sheng, Gillian Sanders, Adam D DeVore, Daniel Friedman, Gregg C Fonarow, Paul A Heidenreich, Clyde W Yancy, Adrian F Hernandez, Sana M Al-Khatib
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduce mortality in many patients with heart failure (HF), but the current use and effectiveness of ICD/CRT in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are uncertain. We examined associations between kidney function and guideline-recommended prescription of ICD/CRT in the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry, a performance improvement program for hospitalized patients with HF. We compared differences in ICD and CRT prescription between the following categories of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR; mL/min/1...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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