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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718658/the-effect-of-nurse-to-patient-ratios-on-nurse-sensitive-patient-outcomes-in-acute-specialist-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Andrea Driscoll, Maria J Grant, Diane Carroll, Sally Dalton, Christi Deaton, Ian Jones, Daniela Lehwaldt, Gabrielle McKee, Theresa Munyombwe, Felicity Astin
BACKGROUND: Nurses are pivotal in the provision of high quality care in acute hospitals. However, the optimal dosing of the number of nurses caring for patients remains elusive. In light of this, an updated review of the evidence on the effect of nurse staffing levels on patient outcomes is required. AIM: To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the association between nurse staffing levels and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes in acute specialist units...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718077/early-risk-stratification-using-rubidium-82-positron-emission-tomography-in-stemi-patients
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Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Lars Nepper-Christensen, Jacob Lønborg, Kiril Atharovski, Thomas Christensen, Lene Holmvang, Thomas Engstrøm, Rasmus Sejersten Ripa, Andreas Kjær
BACKGROUND: Assessment of infarct size after myocardial infarction is predictive of subsequent morphological changes and clinical outcome. This study aimed to assess subacute post-intervention Rubidium-82 ((82)Rb)-PET imaging in predicting left ventricle ejection fraction, regional wall motion, and final infarct size by CMR at 3-months after STEMI. METHODS: STEMI patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention were included prospectively. Rest-only (82)Rb-PET perfusion imaging was performed at median 36 hours [IQR: 22 to 50] after the treatment...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718051/coronary-heart-disease-preoperative-gesture-interactive-diagnostic-system-based-on-augmented-reality
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Yi-Bo Zou, Yi-Min Chen, Ming-Ke Gao, Quan Liu, Si-Yu Jiang, Jia-Hui Lu, Chen Huang, Ze-Yu Li, Dian-Hua Zhang
Coronary heart disease preoperative diagnosis plays an important role in the treatment of vascular interventional surgery. Actually, most doctors are used to diagnosing the position of the vascular stenosis and then empirically estimating vascular stenosis by selective coronary angiography images instead of using mouse, keyboard and computer during preoperative diagnosis. The invasive diagnostic modality is short of intuitive and natural interaction and the results are not accurate enough. Aiming at above problems, the coronary heart disease preoperative gesture interactive diagnostic system based on Augmented Reality is proposed...
August 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717277/contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-urological-imaging-a-comparison-with-cardiology-interventions
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Manas Babu, Devesh Bansal, Sony Bhaskar Mehta, Biju Pillai, Hariharan Krishnamoorthy, Thankachan Attacharil
INTRODUCTION: Published studies about contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) mainly focus on cardiac intervention and rarely focus on patients undergoing urological contrast investigations. We aimed to determine the association and effect of intravenous (IV) iodinated contrast material on the incidence of CIN in a group of patients undergoing urology investigation and compare the results with that of cardiology interventions. METHODS: This prospective study was performed in patients undergoing IV contrast studies in Urology and those undergoing coronary interventions, in our institution for 1 year...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717115/coronary-artery-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Ryo Naito, Katsumi Miyauchi
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor of coronary artery diseases (CAD). Clinical outcomes in CAD with T2DM are poor despite improvement in medications and intervention devices. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in treating diabetic patients with multivessel coronary artery diseases (MVD). However, selecting a revascularization strategy should depend not only on the lesion complexity but also on the patient's background and comorbidities...
July 14, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717068/first-in-man-trial-of-sio2-inert-coated-bare-metal-stent-system-in-native-coronary-stenosis%C3%A3-the-axetis-fim-trial
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Taku Asano, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yuki Katagiri, Yosuke Miyazaki, Yohei Sotomi, Robin P Kraak, Joanna Wykrzykowska, Benno J Rensing, Jan J Piek, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Patrick W Serruys, Yoshinobu Onuma
BACKGROUND: A novel bare metal stent with an SiO2coating was developed to prevent excessive neointimal hyperplasia by inertization of the metallic stent surface. The efficacy of the device was demonstrated in a preclinical model. The aim of this first-in-man trial was to assess the safety and feasibility of the new device.Methods and Results:This prospective non-randomized single-arm trial was designed to enroll 35 patients with a de novo coronary lesion. Quantitative coronary angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed at the baseline procedure and at the 6-month follow-up...
July 14, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716818/intimal-hyperplasia-induced-by-vascular-intervention-causes-lipoprotein-retention-and-accelerated-atherosclerosis
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Siavash Kijani, Ana Maria Vázquez, Malin Levin, Jan Borén, Per Fogelstrand
Accelerated atherosclerosis diminishes the long term patency of vascular interventions, such as percutaneous coronary intervention and implantation of saphenous vein grafts. However, the cause of this accelerated atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that intimal hyperplasia formed following vascular intervention promotes retention of atherogenic lipoproteins. Intimal hyperplasia was surgically induced in the mouse common carotid artery. The surgery was combined with different mouse models of hypercholesterolemia to obtain different cholesterol levels and to control the onsets of hypercholesterolemia...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716335/management-of-chronic-total-coronary-occlusion-in-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-medical-therapy
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Mony Shuvy, Feng Qiu, Alyssandra Chee-A-Tow, John J Graham, Wael Abuzeid, Christopher Buller, Bradley H Strauss, Harindra C Wijeysundera
Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in approximately 20% of angiograms. We sought to assess the variation in the management of patients with CTOs and to compare the clinical outcomes of CTO lesions with those of non-CTO lesions. We conducted a population-based cohort study and included all patients with stable angina who underwent cardiac catheterization from October 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, in Ontario, Canada. The primary outcome was a composite of mortality and hospitalization for myocardial infarction...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716059/major-adverse-cardiac-events-and-mortality-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Chakshu Gupta, Guang Ma Xu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to systematically compare Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACEs) and mortality following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in patients with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases (Cochrane library, EMBASE and Medline/PubMed) were searched for English publications comparing in-hospital and long-term MACEs and mortality following PCI in patients with a past medical history of COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716008/does-infection-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-have-any-impact-on-the-cardiovascular-outcomes-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Manish Pursun, Wei-Qiang Huang
BACKGROUND: A direct link between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been shown in recent scientific research. However, this issue is controversial since other previous reports showed no apparent impact of HIV or its anti-retroviral drugs on the cardiovascular system. We aimed to systematically compare the postinterventional adverse cardiovascular outcomes which were observed in patients with and without HIV infection during a mean follow up period ranging from 1 year to 3 years...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715122/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-telephone-and-face-to-face-delivered-counseling-intervention-for-smoking-cessation-in-dutch-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Nadine Berndt, Lilian Lechner, Aart Mudde, Hein De Vries, Catherine Bolman
Intensive behavioral counseling interventions combined with nicotine replacement therapy have increased smoking abstinence rates in cardiac patients, but little is known about their feasibility when initiated upon hospital admission and continued post-discharge. The current study was an evaluation of the use, appreciation, and fidelity of two post-discharge counseling interventions designed for cardiac patients to quit smoking that differed in their delivery mode. In a controlled trial with cross-over randomization at the cardiac unit level, hospitalized smokers in eight cardiac units of eight Dutch hospitals were assigned either telephone counseling (n = 223) or nurse-administered face-to-face counseling (n = 157) using the Ask-Advise-Refer strategy...
July 17, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714526/different-postconditioning-cycles-affect-prognosis-of-aged-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Misbahul Ferdous, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning can affect the infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few studies show an effect of different postconditioning cycles on AMI aged patients. This study sought to assess the effect of different postconditioning cycles on prognosis in aged patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: 74 aged patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Control group; PC-1 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 30 s inflation and 30 s deflation; PC-2 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 60 s...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714525/dedicated-bifurcation-stents-or-regular-drug-eluting-stents-in-distal-left-main-stenosis-a-retrospective-study
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Adam Kern, Robert J Gil, Krystian Bojko, Bartłomiej Rzeszowski, Krzysztof Bednarski, Jerzy Górny, Jacek Bil
BACKGROUND: Mainly atherosclerosis develops in distal left main (LM) within bifurcation or trifurcation. The aim of this study was to analyze the strategy of distal LM stenosis treatment and associated clinical outcomes in a large hospital in Northern Poland. METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and distal LM stenosis who were hospitalized between June 2012 and June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714314/management-of-myocardial-infarction-in-the-elderly-insights-from-spanish-minimum-basic-data-set
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Albert Ariza-Solé, Oriol Alegre, Francisco J Elola, Cristina Fernández, Francesc Formiga, Manuel Martínez-Sellés, José L Bernal, José V Segura, Andrés Iñíguez, Vicente Bertomeu, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, José C Sánchez Salado, Victòria Lorente, Angel Cequier
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the impact of implementation of reperfusion networks, the type of hospital and specialty of the treating physician on the management and outcomes of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction in patients aged ⩾75 years. METHODS: We analysed data from the Minimum Basic Data Set of the Spanish public health system, assessing hospital discharges between 2004 and 2013. Discharges were distributed in three groups depending on the clinical management: percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombolysis or no reperfusion...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714229/implementing-a-protocol-to-optimize-blood-use-in-a-cardiac-surgery-service-results-of-a-pre-post-analysis-and-the-impact-of-high-volume-blood-users
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Juan B Grau, Jacqueline H Fortier, Cyrus Kuschner, Giovanni Ferrari, Mariano E Brizzio, Alex Zapolanski, Richard E Shaw
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusions are a common and costly intervention for cardiac surgery patients. Evidence suggests that a more restrictive transfusion strategy may reduce costs and transfusion-related complications without increasing perioperative morbidity and mortality. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: A transfusion-limiting protocol was developed and implemented in a cardiovascular surgery unit. Over a 5-year period, data were collected on patient characteristics, procedures, utilization of blood products, morbidity, and mortality, and these were compared before and after the protocol was implemented...
July 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712405/-changes-of-monocyte-and-monocyte-platelet-aggregates-in-different-subgroups-of-thrombotic-events-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-during-pci
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Sheng Wang, Cuifang Sun, Wang Liao, Zhongwei Wu, Yudai Wang, Xiuxian Huang, Sijia Lu, Xiaoli Dong, Fujie Shuai, Bin Li
Objective To investigate the impact of thrombotic events on the alterations of monocyte and monocyte-platelet aggregates (MPAs) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods Blood was collected before PCI for flow cytometry. Monocyte subsets and MPAs were detected by four-color platform (CDl4-APC, CDl6-PE-Cy7, CD86-PE and CD41-Alexa Fluor(R)488). According to the expression of the platelet surface marker CD41, the number of monocyte subsets and MPAs was analyzed using the fluorescent microspheres of absolute counting tube...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711964/utility-of-echocardiography-in-detecting-silent-complications-after-pediatric-catheter-ablations
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Salaam Sallaam, Peter P Karpawich, Sanjeev Aggarwal
Although transcatheter arrhythmia ablation (TCA) has been performed in children for over two decades, guidelines for routine use of post-ablation transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) are absent. We sought to determine the efficacy of TTE after apparently uneventful TCA procedures in detecting adverse findings and identify predisposing factors. A retrospective review of clinical and procedural data on patients who underwent TCA for supraventricular arrhythmias from 2000 to 2015 was performed. Pre- and post-ablation TTE data were reviewed...
July 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711864/high-intensity-statin-therapy-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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T Raymond Foley, Gagan D Singh, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Ho-Hin K Choy, Thai Pham, Ezra A Amsterdam, John C Rutledge, Stephen W Waldo, Ehrin J Armstrong, John R Laird
BACKGROUND: The relative benefit of higher statin dosing in patients with peripheral artery disease has not been reported previously. We compared the effectiveness of low- or moderate-intensity (LMI) versus high-intensity (HI) statin dose on clinical outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease who underwent peripheral angiography and/or endovascular intervention from 2006 to 2013 who were not taking other lipid-lowering medications...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711588/a-framework-for-computational-fluid-dynamic-analyses-of-patient-specific-stented-coronary-arteries-from-optical-coherence-tomography-images
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Susanna Migliori, Claudio Chiastra, Marco Bologna, Eros Montin, Gabriele Dubini, Cristina Aurigemma, Roberto Fedele, Francesco Burzotta, Luca Mainardi, Francesco Migliavacca
The clinical challenge of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) is highly dependent on the recognition of the coronary anatomy of each individual. The classic imaging modality used for PCI is angiography, but advanced imaging techniques that are routinely performed during PCI, like optical coherence tomography (OCT), may provide detailed knowledge of the pre-intervention vessel anatomy as well as the post-procedural assessment of the specific stent-to-vessel interactions. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is an emerging investigational tool in the setting of optimization of PCI results...
July 12, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711420/-left-heart-catheterization-followed-by-other-invasive-procedures-regional-comparisons-reveal-peculiar-differences
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Silke Piedmont, Enno Swart, Rosie Kenmogne, Rüdiger C Braun-Dullaeus, Bernt-Peter Robra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diagnostic left heart catheterization (LHC) is recommended if the therapeutic consequences of a bypass operation or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are being considered. The present study examines regional differences in healthcare provision and therapeutic consequences of LHC, differentiated by counties and hospitals of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. In addition, it looks at which patient-related factors influence the proportion of follow-up interventions...
July 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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