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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#6
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...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156008/a-device-histogram-based-simple-predictor-of-mortality-risk-in-icd-and-crt-d-patients-the-heart-rate-score
#7
Bruce L Wilkoff, Mark Richards, Arjun Sharma, Nicholas Wold, Paul Jones, David Perschbacher, Brian Olshansky
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized survival in cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D) patients is predicted by baseline Heart rate Score. METHODS: Heart rate Score is determined from the atrial paced and sensed histogram of a DDD ICD or CRT-D, and defined as percent of beats in the histogram in the tallest 10 beat/minute range bin. It was calculated at initial remote monitoring for patients enrolled in LATITUDE® without persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), and with pulse generators implanted 2006-2011...
February 3, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150288/the-impact-of-remote-monitoring-of-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillator-icd-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-crt-d-patients-on-healthcare-costs-in-the-silesian-population-3-year-follow-up
#8
Piotr Buchta, Mateusz Tajstra, Anna Kurek, Michał Skrzypek, Małgorzata Świetlińska, Elżbieta Gadula-Gacek, Michał Wasiak, Łukasz Pyka, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRT-Ds) is constantly growing. The use of remote-monitoring (RM) techniques in this group can significantly improve clinical outcomes, but there are limited data about the impact of RM on healthcare costs from a payer's perspective. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the impact on costs for the healthcare system of RM in patients with ICDs or CRT-Ds...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134226/-the-evaluation-of-the-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-interventions-of-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-for-primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-ambulatory-and-telemetric-follow-up
#9
Jacek Lelakowski, Anna Rydlewska, Maria Lelakowska, Joanna Pudło, Justyna Piekarz
: Telemetric follow-up (RM) after cardiac devices implantation is not inferior to classic follow-up and enables earlier clinical complications detection. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluation of the ventricular arrhythmias and interventions of ICD/CRTD in ambulatory and telemetric follow-up in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Group A (CRT-D+ICD) - retrospective, patients followed-up in outpatient clinic - was consisted with 273 patients (mean age 65±11 years, 230M)...
January 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131706/electrical-treatment-of-atrial-arrhythmias-in-heart-failure-patients-implanted-with-a-dual-defibrillator-crt-device-results-from-the-trade-hf-study
#10
Giovanni Luca Botto, Luigi Padeletti, Gregorio Covino, Paolo Pieragnoli, Mattia Liccardo, Barbara Mariconti, Stefano Favale, Giulio Molon, Paolo De Filippo, Leonardo Bolognese, Maurizio Landolina, Giovanni Raciti, Giuseppe Boriani
BACKGROUND: Ventricular and atrial arrhythmias commonly occur in heart failure patients and are a significant source of symptoms, morbidity and mortality. Some specific generators referred to as dual defibrillators, Dual CRT-Ds, have the ability to treat atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. TRADE-HF is a prospective two-arm randomized study aimed at assessing the benefits of complete automatic management of atrial arrhythmias in patients implanted with a dual CRT-D. METHODS: Primary objective of the TRADE-HF study was to document reduction of unplanned hospital admission for cardiac reasons or death for cardiovascular causes or progression to permanent AF, by comparing fully-automatic device driven therapy for atrial tachycardia or fibrillation (AT/AF) to an in-hospital approach for treatment of symptomatic AT/AF...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131528/expression-of-dna-damage-response-proteins-in-cervical-cancer-patients-treated-with-radical-chemoradiotherapy
#11
C K Ho, E N Kornaga, A C Klimowicz, E K Enwere, M Dean, G D Bebb, T Phan, P Ghatage, A M Magliocco, S P Lees-Miller, C M Doll
OBJECTIVE: The management of locally advanced cervical cancer has improved significantly with the advent of cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) as the primary treatment regimen. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of patients fail to respond or relapse on this treatment and have a very poor prognosis. Our goal was to determine the prognostic value of a panel of proteins involved in detection and repair of DNA damage. METHODS: We performed fluorescence immunohistochemistry, and used software analysis to assess expression of DNA damage response proteins ATM, DNA-PKcs, PARP-1, Ku70 and Ku86 in 117 pre-treatment specimens from patients with locally advanced cervical cancer...
January 25, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122073/use-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-among-eligible-patients-receiving-an-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-insights-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry
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Lucas N Marzec, Pamela N Peterson, Haikun Bao, Jeptha P Curtis, Frederick A Masoudi, Paul D Varosy, Steven M Bradley
Importance: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces the risk for mortality and heart failure-related events in select patients. Little is known about the use of CRT in combination with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients who are eligible for this therapy in clinical practice. Objective: To (1) identify patient, clinician, and hospital characteristics associated with CRT defibrillator (CRT-D) use and (2) determine the extent of hospital-level variation in the use of CRT-D among guideline-eligible patients undergoing ICD placement...
January 25, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120520/chemoradiation-combined-with-regional-hyperthermia-for-advanced-oesophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Y Hu, Z Li, D-H Mi, N Cao, S-W Zu, Z-Z Wen, X-L Yu, Y Qu
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Hyperthermia is an effective treatment modality that augments the anticancer effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Hyperthermia-chemo-radiotherapy (HCRT) is a combination therapy that can strengthen anticancer effects through a synergistic interaction between heat, chemotherapy and radiation. Here, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of chemoradiation combined with regional hyperthermia (HCRT) for oesophageal carcinoma...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104669/sex-specific-outcomes-with-addition-of-defibrillation-to-resynchronisation-therapy-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Rudolf Duehmke, Serge Boveda, Eloi Marijon, Christian Reitan, Rasmus Borgquist, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Claude Deharo, Iannish Sadien, Kiran Patel, Khang-Li Looi, David Begley, Anthony W Chow, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Sharad Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: Among primary prevention patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the impact of additional implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment on outcomes and its interaction with sex remains uncertain. We aim to assess whether the addition of the ICD functionality to CRT devices offers a more pronounced survival benefit in men compared with women, as previous research has suggested. METHODS: Observational multicentre cohort study of 5307 consecutive patients with ischaemic or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy and no history of sustained ventricular arrhythmias having CRT implantation with (cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), n=4037) or without (cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker (CRT-P), n=1270) defibrillator functionality...
January 19, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094171/the-relationship-of-cognitive-improvement-after-cognitive-remediation-with-social-functioning-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-and-severe-cognitive-deficits
#15
J P Lindenmayer, Samantha Fregenti, Guoxin Kang, Veronica Ozog, Isidora Ljuri, Anzalee Khan, A Goldring, Susan R McGurk
BACKGROUND: This study aims to examine the effects of change in neurocognition on functional outcomes and to examine predictors of change in social functions following a 12-week course of cognitive remediation in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder with severe cognitive impairments. METHOD: Level of social functioning was assessed using a performance based measure of functional capacity (PSP) in patients prior to and after the completion of 12-week cognitive remediation treatment (CRT)...
January 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068240/does-unintentional-splenic-radiation-predict-outcomes-after-pancreatic-cancer-radiation-therapy
#16
Awalpreet S Chadha, Guan Liu, Hsiang-Chun Chen, Prajnan Das, Bruce D Minsky, Usama Mahmood, Marc E Delclos, Yelin Suh, Gabriel O Sawakuchi, Sam Beddar, Matthew H Katz, Jason B Fleming, Milind M Javle, Gauri R Varadhachary, Robert A Wolff, Christopher H Crane, Xuemei Wang, Howard Thames, Sunil Krishnan
PURPOSE: To determine whether severity of lymphopenia is dependent on radiation dose and fractional volume of spleen irradiated unintentionally during definitive chemoradiation (CRT) in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC). METHODS: 177 patients with LAPC received induction chemotherapy (mainly gemcitabine-based regimens) followed by CRT (median 50.4 Gy with concurrent capecitabine) from January 2006 to December 2012. Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) was recorded at baseline, before CRT, and 2 to 10 weeks after CRT...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065904/increasing-sex-differences-in-the-use-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-or-without-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
#17
Neal A Chatterjee, Rasmus Borgquist, Yuchiao Chang, Jennifer Lewey, Vicki A Jackson, Jagmeet P Singh, Joshua P Metlay, Charlotta Lindvall
AIMS: Previous studies have identified sex disparities in the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), although the basis of underutilization in women remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to assess sex differences in patterns of CRT use with our without ICD. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this cross-sectional study using the National Inpatient Sample database we identified 311 009 patients undergoing CRT implantation in the United States between 2006 and 2012...
January 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048091/su-f-r-50-radiation-induced-changes-in-ct-number-histogram-during-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#18
X Chen, D Schott, Y Song, D Li, W Hall, B Erickson, X Li
PURPOSE: In an effort of early assessment of treatment response, we investigate radiation induced changes in CT number histogram of GTV during the delivery of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Diagnostic-quality CT data acquired daily during routine CT-guided CRT using a CT-on-rails for 20 pancreatic head cancer patients were analyzed. All patients were treated with a radiation dose of 50.4 in 28 fractions. On each daily CT set, the contours of the pancreatic head and the spinal cord were delineated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047739/su-d-207b-07-development-of-a-ct-radiomics-based-early-response-prediction-model-during-delivery-of-chemoradiation-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#19
S Klawikowski, J Christian, D Schott, M Zhang, X Li
PURPOSE: Pilot study developing a CT-texture based model for early assessment of treatment response during the delivery of chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Daily CT data acquired for 24 pancreatic head cancer patients using CT-on-rails, during the routine CT-guided CRT delivery with a radiation dose of 50.4 Gy in 28 fractions, were analyzed. The pancreas head was contoured on each daily CT. Texture analysis was performed within the pancreas head contour using a research tool (IBEX)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047611/su-f-r-48-early-prediction-of-pathological-response-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-using-perfusion-ct-a-prospective-clinical-study
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K Nie, L Shi, N Yue, S Jabbour, S Kim, T Mao, L Qian, X Hu, X Sun, T Niu
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the tumor vascularity assessed by perfusion CT for prediction of chemo-radiation treatment (CRT) response in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Eighteen consecutive patients (61.9±8.8 years, from March-June 2015) diagnosed with LARC who underwent 6-8 weeks CRT followed by surgery were included. The pre-treatment perfusion CT was acquired after a 5s delay of contrast agent injection for 45s with 1s interval. A total of 7-cm craniocaudal range covered the tumor region with 3-mm slice thickness...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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