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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430947/electrocardiographic-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-predicts-cardiovascular-morbidity-and-mortality-in-hypertensive-patients-the-allhat-study
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Casper N Bang, Elsayed Z Soliman, Lara M Simpson, Barry R Davis, Richard B Devereux, Peter M Okin
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiographic (ECG) left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a strong predictor of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality. However, the predictive value of ECG LVH in treated hypertensive patients remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 33,357 patients (aged ≥ 55 years) with hypertension and at least 1 other coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor were randomized to chlorthalidone, amlodipine, or lisinopril. The outcome of the present study was all-cause mortality; and secondary endpoints were CHD, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, angina, heart failure (HF), and peripheral arterial disease...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430697/abusive-head-trauma-and-mortality-an-analysis-from-an-international-comparative-effectiveness-study-of-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nikki Miller Ferguson, Ajit Sarnaik, Darryl Miles, Nadeem Shafi, Mark J Peters, Edward Truemper, Monica S Vavilala, Michael J Bell, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Adam L Hartman, Patrick M Kochanek
OBJECTIVES: Small series have suggested that outcomes after abusive head trauma are less favorable than after other injury mechanisms. We sought to determine the impact of abusive head trauma on mortality and identify factors that differentiate children with abusive head trauma from those with traumatic brain injury from other mechanisms. DESIGN: First 200 subjects from the Approaches and Decisions in Acute Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Trial-a comparative effectiveness study using an observational, cohort study design...
April 20, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429734/neuroprotective-pentapeptide-cn-105-is-associated-with-reduced-sterile-inflammation-and-improved-functional-outcomes-in-a-traumatic-brain-injury-murine-model
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Haichen Wang, Tony Chen, David T Lubkin, Viviana Cantillana, Tian Ming Tu, Dawn Kernagis, Guanen Zhou, Gary Macy, Bradley J Kolls, Hana N Dawson
At present, there are no proven pharmacological treatments demonstrated to improve long term functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury(TBI). In the setting of non-penetrating TBI, sterile brain inflammatory responses are associated with the development of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and secondary neuronal injury. There is increasing evidence that endogenous apolipoprotein E(apoE) modifies the neuroinflammatory response through its role in downregulating glial activation, however, the intact apoE holoprotein does not cross the blood-brain barrier due to its size...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429121/renovascular-hypertension-results-in-adulthood-of-renal-autotransplantation-performed-in-children
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Bertrand Chavent, Ambroise Duprey, Marie-Pierre Lavocat, Christine Fichtner, Anne-Marie Beraud, Jean-Noel Albertini, Jean-Pierre Favre, Nicolas Maillard, Xavier Barral
BACKGROUND: This study describes the long-term results of renal autotransplantation for renovascular hypertension performed in children who are now 21 years of age or older. METHODS: Sixteen children (4 boys, 12 girls) with a mean age of 11.2 years at the time of the procedure underwent ex-vivo surgery at the university hospital of Saint-Etienne between 1992 and 2008. Acetylsalicylic acid was used for antiplatelet therapy in the postoperative period, without routine anticoagulation...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429083/intravenous-treprostinil-infusion-via-a-fully-implantable-pump-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ralf Ewert, Manuel J Richter, Regina Steringer-Mascherbauer, Ekkehard Grünig, Tobias J Lange, Christian F Opitz, Christian Warnke, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
OBJECTIVES: Parenteral prostanoids infused via external pumps are well-established pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatments. However, local side-effects and systemic infections restrict their use. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of a fully implantable treprostinil infusion pump (LENUS Pro(®)) in patients with PAH. METHODS: Thirty patients with PAH undergoing pump implantation (with stable PAH therapy for ≥3 weeks pre-implantation) were included in this prospective, multicenter, observational study (NCT01979822)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429043/transsplenic-endovascular-recanalization-and-stenting-of-a-completely-occluded-portal-vein-with-jejunal-variceal-embolization-in-a-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipient
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Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Alexandria Jo, Narasimham Dasika, Wael E Saad, Ravi Nara Srinivasa
Portal vein thrombosis occurs in 1.4% of pediatric liver transplant candidates and 3.7% of liver transplant recipients. While portal vein recanalization without and with portal vein stenting has been described in adult transplant candidates and recipients, it has never been described in the pediatric transplant population. This report presents a pediatric liver transplant recipient with portal hypertension secondary to portal vein thrombosis successfully managed with transsplenic access and subsequent portal vein recanalization and stenting...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427554/clinical-and-hemodynamic-improvements-after-adding-ambrisentan-to-background-pde5i-therapy-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exhibiting-a-suboptimal-therapeutic-response-athena-1
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Shelley Shapiro, Fernando Torres, Jeremy Feldman, Anne Keogh, Martine Allard, Christiana Blair, Hunter Gillies, James Tislow, Ronald J Oudiz
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a condition which may lead to right ventricular failure and premature death. While recent data supports the initial combination of ambrisentan (a selective ERA) and tadalafil (a PDE5i) in functional class II or III patients, there is no published data describing the safety and efficacy of ambrisentan when added to patients currently receiving a PDE5i and exhibiting a suboptimal response. The ATHENA-1 study describes the safety and efficacy of the addition of ambrisentan in this patient population...
May 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426127/postpartum-hypertension-etiology-diagnosis-and-management
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Kathryn J Sharma, Sarah J Kilpatrick
Importance: Postpartum hypertension complicates approximately 2% of pregnancies and, similar to antepartum severe hypertension, can have devastating consequences including maternal death. Objective: This review aims to increase the knowledge and skills of women's health care providers in understanding, diagnosing, and managing hypertension in the postpartum period. Results: Hypertension complicating pregnancy, including postpartum, is defined as systolic blood pressure 140 mm Hg or greater and/or diastolic blood pressure 90 mm Hg or greater on 2 or more occasions at least 4 hours apart...
April 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425082/discriminating-between-positional-and-non-positional-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-some-clinical-characteristics
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Abderrahim Oulhaj, Sharina Al Dhaheri, Brenda Bin Su, Mohammed Al-Houqani
PURPOSE: The primary objective of this paper was to identify significant factors associated with positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) and to provide a clinical tool for discriminating non positional from POSA. Secondary objectives were about estimating the prevalence of POSA, comparing the polysomnographic variables across POSA and non-POSA patients. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study on 278 patients who completed an overnight sleep study for OSA assessment...
April 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424043/nutcracker-syndrome-case-report-on-the-management-of-recurrent-stenosis-after-stenting
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Natasha Hansraj, Abdul Hamdi, Ali Khalifeh, Eric Wise, Rajabrata Sarkar, Shahab Toursavadkohi
Nutcracker syndrome is a clinical entity leading to renal venous hypertension due to extrinsic compression of the left renal vein by the superior mesenteric artery. Current surgical therapy involves placement of an oversized renal vein stent with partial protrusion into the inferior vena cava (IVC) to relieve stenosis and prevent stent migration. Here, we present a patient with intractable pain and hematuria secondary to nutcracker syndrome who underwent left renal vein stent placement and developed recurrent symptoms due to flow-limiting kinking at the left renal hilum, with partial obstruction of the IVC from pseudointimal hyperplasia...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422884/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-a-postpartum-hemorrhagic-woman-without-hypertension-a-case-report
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Chon-Fu Lio, Ying-Hua Lee, Hung-Yen Chan, Chang-Ching Yu, Nan-Jing Peng, Hung-Pin Chan
RATIONALE: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), which diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and radiological features, is a neurotoxic disease characterized by a set of clinical manifestations, such as seizure, headache, visual, and/or consciousness disturbance. It is the first case of PRES followed by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) without underlying disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 37-year-old healthy woman had PPH after caesarean section. Six days after delivery, headache occurred suddenly, followed by episodes of clonus seizure...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422842/the-role-of-renoscintigraphy-and-surgery-in-the-management-of-page-kidney-a-case-report
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Yu-Li Chiu, Chin Hu, Sin-Di Lee, Po-Yin Chen, Cheng-Pin Wang
RATIONALE: Page kidney is an uncommon condition that hypertension occurs secondary to microvascular ischemia and alternation of small-vessel hemodynamics due to external compression of renal parenchyma and activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. There are no specific guidelines for the management of Page kidney in the literatures. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 17-year-old teenager who had Fontan procedure for tricuspid and pulmonary atresia in early childhood suffered from sudden onset of severe left flank pain during cardiac catheterization procedure...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422753/steroid-metabolome-analysis-reveals-prevalent-glucocorticoid-excess-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Wiebke Arlt, Katharina Lang, Alice J Sitch, Anna S Dietz, Yara Rhayem, Irina Bancos, Annette Feuchtinger, Vasileios Chortis, Lorna C Gilligan, Philippe Ludwig, Anna Riester, Evelyn Asbach, Beverly A Hughes, Donna M O'Neil, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Zaki K Hassan-Smith, D Aled Rees, Christian Adolf, Stefanie Hahner, Marcus Quinkler, Tanja Dekkers, Jaap Deinum, Michael Biehl, Brian G Keevil, Cedric H L Shackleton, Jonathan J Deeks, Axel K Walch, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
BACKGROUND: Adrenal aldosterone excess is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity. However, adverse metabolic risk in primary aldosteronism extends beyond hypertension, with increased rates of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis, which cannot be easily explained by aldosterone excess. METHODS: We performed mass spectrometry-based analysis of a 24-hour urine steroid metabolome in 174 newly diagnosed patients with primary aldosteronism (103 unilateral adenomas, 71 bilateral adrenal hyperplasias) in comparison to 162 healthy controls, 56 patients with endocrine inactive adrenal adenoma, 104 patients with mild subclinical, and 47 with clinically overt adrenal cortisol excess...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420826/efficacy-and-safety-of-an-orally-administered-selective-prostacyclin-receptor-agonist-selexipag-in-japanese-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Nobuhiro Tanabe, Satoshi Ikeda, Nobuhiro Tahara, Keiichi Fukuda, Masaru Hatano, Hiroshi Ito, Tomotaka Nakayama, Toshihisa Anzai, Akiyoshi Hashimoto, Teruo Inoue, Kouji Kajinami, Yasuki Kihara, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Koichiro Kuwahara, Toyoaki Murohara, Osamu Okazaki, Satoshi Sakai, Toru Satoh, Yutaka Takeda, Yasuchika Takeishi, Mitsugu Taniguchi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takeshi Yamamoto, Keiko Yamauchi-Takihara, Koichiro Yoshioka, Shigetake Sasayama
BACKGROUND: Selexipag is an orally available prostacyclin receptor (IP receptor) agonist with a non-prostanoid structure. In this open-label Phase II trial, the efficacy and safety of selexipag in Japanese patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is examined.Methods and Results:Selexipag was administered at 200 μg twice daily and titrated up to 1,600 μg by increments of 200 μg in 37 subjects to reach the individual maximum tolerated dose. At 16 weeks, in 33 patients comprising the per-protocol set, the pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR; primary endpoint) decreased from 683...
April 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420376/workflow-standardization-of-a-novel-team-care-model-to-improve-chronic-care-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Laura Panattoni, Lily Hurlimann, Caroline Wilson, Meg Durbin, Ming Tai-Seale
BACKGROUND: Team-based chronic care models have not been widely adopted in community settings, partly due to their varying effectiveness in randomized control trials, implementation challenges, and concerns about physician acceptance. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation designed and implemented "Champion," a novel team-based model that includes new standard work (e.g. proactive patient outreach, pre-visit schedule grooming, depression screening, care planning, health coaching) to support patients' self-management of hypertension and diabetes...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417430/the-emergence-of-kidney-stone-disease-during-childhood-impact-on-adults
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REVIEW
Jeremy R Bonzo, Gregory E Tasian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this chapter is to review the recent epidemiologic trends of kidney stone disease and discuss the impact of the increasing incidence of nephrolithiasis among children on adults with respect to extra-renal manifestations, surgical management, and secondary prevention. RECENT FINDINGS: Among pediatric patients, kidney stone disease has been increasing at a rate of approximately 5-10% annually. Kidney stone disease has been associated with increased risks of coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and decreased bone mineral density, which is concerning for patients diagnosed at a young age...
June 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416089/recurrent-stroke-and-early-mortality-in-an-urban-medical-unit-in-cameroon
#17
Alain Lekoubou, Clovis Nkoke, Anastase Dzudie, Andre Pascal Kengne
BACKGROUND: Data on stroke mortality in recurrent strokes in the context of limited acute stroke care and secondary stroke prevention within Africa are very scant. We investigated the risk of in-hospital death in patients with recurrent stroke in the medical department of the Yaoundé Central Hospital in Cameroon. METHODS: Admission and discharge registries, and patient files for the period 1999-2012, were reviewed for evidence of admission for stroke, recurrent stroke, and in-hospital death...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415943/effects-of-scalp-block-with-bupivacaine-versus-levobupivacaine-on-haemodynamic-response-to-head-pinning-and-comparative-efficacies-in-postoperative-analgesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Banu O Can, Hülya Bilgin
Objective This study was performed to determine the effects of scalp blocks with bupivacaine versus levobupivacaine on the haemodynamic response during craniotomy and the efficacies and analgesic requirements of these drugs postoperatively. Methods This randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind study included 90 patients (age, 18-85 years; American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status, I or II). The patients were randomly divided into three groups: those who received 20 mL of 0.5% bupivacaine (Group B, n = 30), 20 mL of 0...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415633/a-phase-2-study-of-vorinostat-in-locally-advanced-recurrent-or-metastatic-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
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Priscila H Goncalves, Lance K Heilbrun, Michael T Barrett, Shivaani Kummar, Aaron R Hansen, Lillian L Siu, Richard L Piekarz, Ammar W Sukari, Joseph Chao, Mary Jo Pilat, Daryn W Smith, Lindsay Casetta, Scott A Boerner, Alice Chen, Elizabeth Lenkiewicz, Smriti Malasi, Patricia M LoRusso
PURPOSE: Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi). Based on a confirmed partial response (PR) in an adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) patient treated with vorinostat in a prior phase 1 trial, we initiated this phase 2 trial. METHODS: Vorinostat was administered orally 400 mg daily, 28 day cycles. The primary objective was to evaluate response rate (RR). Exploratory studies included whole exome sequencing (WES) of selected patients. RESULTS: Thirty patients were enrolled...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414882/the-effect-of-a-faith-community-nurse-network-and-public-health-collaboration-on-hypertension-prevention-and-control
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Jennifer Cooper, Wendy Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: As part of the Association of State and Territorial Health Official's Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative in 2014 and 2015, Washington County, Maryland formed a collaboration between the local health department, health system and faith community nurse network to address the undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension in the county. OBJECTIVES: Data were analyzed to determine the effect of a faith community nursing intervention of teaching blood pressure self-monitoring and coaching blood pressure and lifestyle changes in the at-risk and hypertensive population...
April 17, 2017: Public Health Nursing
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