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Hearth failure

Meimanat Hosseini, Parvaneh Vasli, Sakineh Rashidi, Soodeh Shahsavari
INTRODUCTION: Inner strength is a factor for mental health and well-being and, consequently, a dynamic component of holistic healing. Health-promoting behaviors are appropriate activities to improve health status and prevent the progression of the functional defect resulting from heart failure. The present study aimed to determine the correlation between inner strength and health-promoting behaviors in women with heart failure referred to hospitals affiliated with Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU) in 2013...
August 2016: Electronic Physician
Shaoxiang Xian, Zhongqi Yang, Jun Lee, Zhiping Jiang, Xiaohan Ye, Luyi Luo, Lili Jin, Tianlun Yang, Suilin Ye, Dongfeng Lu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Shenmai injection (SMI) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine extracted from Panax ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Mey, steamed and dry) and Ophiopogon japonicus (Ophiopogon japonicus (L.f.) Ker-Gawl, root). It has been widely used for the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF) in China. However, the evidence supporting its effects remains unclear due to lack of high quality trials. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of SMI in CHF patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
E Guidetti, M Galassi, L Croci, B Stagni, C Crespi, F Tovoli, L Bolondi
UNLABELLED: CASE BACKGROUND: Ascites appears mainly as a consequence of portal hypertension in patients with liver cirrhosis, or can be caused by several other causes, such us congestive heart failure, peritoneal malignancy, or tuberculosis. In some cases, ascites can pose a diagnostic challenge for clinicians and in some patients, despite thorough and extensive work-up, the origin of this ascites remains unknown. CASE REPORT: In the unusual case hereby reported, a 52-year-old man developed severe ascites in a few weeks, in the absence of known liver disease or congestive hearth failure...
June 2014: Acta Clinica Belgica
M Rudnay, I Lazúrová
INTRODUCTION: Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder detected by bio-chemical laboratories in the present time and interest about it increases because of new informations about its consequences. AIM: Objective of our work was to determine the prevalence of hyponatremia in patients hospitalized at clinic of internal medicine and to analyze its most common causes. PATIENTS AND RESULTS: The total number of hospitalized patients for a period of 6 months was 1,203...
October 2013: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Gaetano Valenza, Luca Citi, Riccardo Barbieri
We report an exemplary study of instantaneous assessment of cardiovascular dynamics performed using point-process nonlinear models based on Laguerre expansion of the linear and nonlinear Wiener-Volterra kernels. As quantifiers, instantaneous measures such as high order spectral features and Lyapunov exponents can be estimated from a quadratic and cubic autoregressive formulation of the model first order moment, respectively. Here, these measures are evaluated on heartbeat series coming from 16 healthy subjects and 14 patients with Congestive Hearth Failure (CHF)...
2013: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
A Pullara, A Chinaglia, M Giammaria, F Bequaraj, F Orlando, L Coda, M T Lucciola, D Forno, L Ravera, E Cecchi, F Gaita, R Belli
AIM: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a cardiac syndrome characterized by reversible left ventricular dysfunction, ischemic changes on electrocardiogram, elevation of cardiac biomarkers, absence of obstructive coronary artery disease in the setting of various stressing conditions. To date, little is known on best clinical management of this syndrome in coronary care units. Whe thus aimed to present our experience in a real life takotsubo population. METHODS: We identified all patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy at our center Maria Vittoria Hospital, Turin, between October 2006 and February 2012...
October 2013: Minerva Medica
Andreea Ciudin, Cristina Hernandez, Rafael Simó
Peroxisome proliferator-activator receptors (PPARs) are now known as members of the nuclear hormonereceptor superfamily of ligand-activated transcription factors that regulate gene expression in response to nutritional and physiological stimuli. PPARγ plays a crucial role in glucose homeostasis and it is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism and adipocyte differentiation and function. From all the PAARγ ligands, the thiazolidindiones (TZDs) are of most clinical importance. Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone have been largely used so far in the clinical practice...
2012: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Fausto Petrelli, Sandro Barni
Adjuvant trastuzumab (T) significantly reduces the risk of progression and death in HER-2 positive high-risk early breast cancer. The differential benefit of T, administered either sequential or concomitant, has been calculated with 2 comparative meta-analyses of randomized trials. We have meta-analyzed sequential and concomitant arms of 6 T adjuvant trials separately and then calculated the pooled hazard ratios (HRs) for disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in both meta-analyses. Primary cardiac event rates have also been meta-analyzed...
June 2012: Medical Oncology
Miguel Cadena, Héctor Pérez-Grovas, Pedro Flores, Joaquín Azpiroz, Gisella Borja, Humberto Medel, Fausto Rodriguez, Francisco Flores
Intradyalitic exercise programas are important to improve patient's hemodynamic stability. Blood pressure and metabolic changes are correlated when heat accumulation is due to increment of the body core temperature (+1.0 °C). However, increase in temperature could be controlled by lowering dialysate's temperature using two main modalities techniques (isothermic and thermoneural) with different patient's thermal balance consequences, not yet well studied. In this work, a new method to observe the main physiological parameters (hearth rate variability (HRV), blood pressure, BTM dialysate temperature control and substrate utilization by indirect calorimtery) which are involved in hemodiafitration (HDF), are displayd...
2010: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
G D Amador Solorio, C I Oyervides García, M B Romo Almanza
Endocarditis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children is an infrecuent disease, corresponding to 3-7 % of all cases reported. Pneumococcal endocarditis is a serious condition with a rapidly destructive nature and high fatality rate, demanding prompt medical and surgical treatment. We report a case an infant eleven years old who was admitted with endocarditis by S. pneumoniae, who presented with hearth failure and required surgery. A review of the literature of endocarditis caused by S. pneumoniae is presented...
October 2008: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Donatas Gedvilas, Diana Argatu, Saulius Lukosevicius, Algidas Basevicius
Spontaneous aorto-caval fistula is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm. A definitive diagnosis is sometimes difficult, as the classic diagnostic signs (pulsatile abdominal mass with bruit, high-output hearth failure, and acute dyspnea) are present in about half of the patients. Diagnosis may be suspected from clinical symptoms, but sometimes atypical clinical features may obscure the actual situation. Computed tomography findings include early detection of contrast medium in the dilated inferior vena cava, which is isodense with the adjacent aorta, an associated aortic aneurysm, loss of normal anatomic space between aorta and vena cava, and rarely one can even visualize the abnormal communication between aorta and vena cava...
2008: Medicina
A Giordano, S Scalvini, E Zanelli, U Corrà, G L Longobardi, V A Ricci, P Baiardi, F Glisenti
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) remains a common cause of disability, death and hospital admission. Several investigations support the usefulness of programs of disease management for improving clinical outcomes. However, the effect of home-based telemanagement programs on the rate of hospital readmission is still unclear and the cost-effectiveness ratio of such programs is unknown. The aim of the study was to determine whether a home-based telemanagement (HBT) programme in CHF patients decreased hospital readmissions and hospital costs in comparison with the usual care (UC) follow-up programme over a one-year period...
January 9, 2009: International Journal of Cardiology
M Cagatay Taskapan, Hulya Taskapan, Ozkan Ulutas, Mesut Orhan, Ibrahim Sahin
OBJECTIVES: The relationships between increased wall stress, myocyte death, and ventricular repolarization instability in patients with heart failure were reported. DESIGN AND METHODS: The relationships between brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), a predictor of increased wall stress of hearth; troponin I (cTnI), a predictor of myocyte death; and QT dispersion (QTd), a reflection of ventricular repolarization instability were evaluated in age- and sex-matched asymptomatic 29 hemodialysis (HD) patients and 26 peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and the finding were compared...
2007: Renal Failure
J Bultas
In hardly any other field of treatment of a chronic disease more evident progress can be seen than in the therapy of hearth failure. Till the end of eighties of the previous century we were not able to influence the adverse development of the disease. With the critical prognosis, chronic heart disease represents more serious case than majority of tumours. In the meantime the only approach to decrease mortality has been modulation of the maladaptively activated regulatory mechanisms--the rennin, angiotensin, aldosteron axis and the sympatoadrenal system...
2006: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
Antonella Diamanti, Andrea Pietrobattista, Enza Bevivino, Paola De Angelis, Angelica Calce, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Manuela Gambarara
Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) continues to represent a public healthcare problem although an effective vaccination program. Gastrointestinal involvement is rather infrequent and the association of CRS with duodenal stenosis has been never reported. In this study a case of CRS with duodenal diaphragm is reported and the gastrointestinal diseases described in association with CRS are reviewed. A 10-month-old child affected by CRS with congenital hearth disease, perceptive deafness and microcephaly, was admitted because of vomiting and failure to thrive...
November 2006: Journal of Infection
Maria Rosa Conte, Loredana Mainardi, Emesto Iazzolino, Marzia Casetta, Riccardo Asteggiano, Fulvio Lai, Raffaella Lusardi, Luigia Sasso
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization and readmissions. In the last years many strategies based on the interaction of multi-competence programs have been evaluated to improve its management. METHODS: We evaluated the feasibility of an outpatient management program for patients with chronic hearth failure jointly treated by hospital, territorial cardiologists, nurses and primary physicians in a large area of Piedmont. Between January 2001 and January 2005, 122 consecutive patients (26...
December 2005: Italian Heart Journal. Supplement: Official Journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology
Grzegorz Mazur, Lidia Usnarska-Zubkiewicz, Tomasz Wróbel, Monika Biedroń, Jadwiga Nowicka, Grzegorz Ganczarski, Kazimierz Kuliczkowski
The amyloidoses are group of heterogeneous disorders, in which synthesized and secreted proteins, as a soluble molecules, are formed into insoluble, fibrillar tissue deposits, leading to organ dysfunction. Classification now is based on the chemical nature of the fibrillar component of the deposits. One of these is light-chain amyloidosis (AL). The aim of the study was to describe of multiple myeloma patients and amyloidosis. The study group consisted of 45 patients (16 men and 29 women). The diagnosis was made by fine-needle aspiration of subcutaneous fat and then staining the tissue with Congo red...
April 2005: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
N Goishvili, N Kakauridze, T Sanikidze
The aim of the work was to establish the oxidative metabolism changes and NO data in Chronic Hearth Failure (HF). 52 patients were included in the investigation, among them 37 patients with CHD and chronic HF (II-IV functional class by NIHA) and 17 without it (control group). For revealing of organism redox-status (ceruloplasmine, Fe3+-transfferine, Mn2+, methemoglobine) the blood paramagnetic centers was studied by electron paramagnetic resonance method. For revealing of blood free NO, the diethyldithiocarbamat (SIGMA) was used...
May 2005: Georgian Medical News
Bozo Trbojević
Subclinical thyroid disease is defined by an abnormally high (subclinical hypothyroidism) or low (subclinical hyperthyroidism) serum thyrotropin (TSH) with peripheral thyroid hormone concentrations within the laboratory reference ranges. Such abnormalities in thyroid function tests are very common in the population and have been extensively dealt with in textbooks and reviews. Subclinical hypothyroidism is common especially in elderly women. There is no clear evidence to date that subclinical hypothyroidism causes clinical hearth disease...
November 2003: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
G Iapichino, G Bertolini, A Pezzi, C Rossi, R Melotti, F Valdambrini, M Albicini, P Di Mauro
AIM: The aim of this study was to update the current practice of pharmacological sedation and analgesia in Italian intensive care units. METHODS: HASH(0x51782a8) DESIGN: observational, prospective, cohort study involving consecutive patients admitted during 5 months in 1999. PATIENTS were evaluated for the first 7 days of high-level-of care. SETTING: 45 adult general intensive care units. PATIENTS: 388 fulfilling enrollment criteria: admission diagnosis out of non-traumatic cerebral hemorrage, stroke, respiratory failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute lung injury/distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS), polytrauma, head trauma, cardiac failure and major abdominal surgery; unit stay longer than 47 hours and high-level-of care treatment...
October 2003: Minerva Anestesiologica
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