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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456025/effectiveness-of-user-and-expert-driven-web-based-hypertension-programs-an-rct
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Sam Liu, Dina Brooks, Scott G Thomas, Gunther Eysenbach, Robert P Nolan
INTRODUCTION: The effectiveness of self-guided Internet-based lifestyle counseling (e-counseling) varies, depending on treatment protocol. Two dominant procedures in e-counseling are expert- and user-driven. The influence of these procedures on hypertension management remains unclear. The objective was to assess whether blood pressure improved with expert-driven or user-driven e-counseling over control intervention in patients with hypertension over a 4-month period. STUDY DESIGN: This study used a three-parallel group, double-blind randomized controlled design...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455823/sequential-melody-valve-insertion-after-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot-atrioventricular-septal-defect
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Damien Kenny, Terence Prendiville, Kevin P Walsh, Jonathan McGuinness
Repair of tetralogy of Fallot with atrioventricular septal defect may be associated with hemodynamic challenges in the postoperative period particularly as left atrial hypertension secondary to left atrioventricular valve dysfunction may exacerbate pulmonary regurgitation and augment low cardiac output. We present a case describing hybrid strategies to treat severe left atrioventricular and pulmonary valve regurgitation with modified balloon expandable stent valves to counter low cardiac output secondary to valve dysfunction...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455406/conversional-weight-loss-surgery-an-australian-experience-of-converting-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-bands-to-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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M Devadas, D J Ku
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for severe obesity, capable of producing more than 50% excess weight loss at 10-year follow-up (James Clin Dermatol 1; 22:276-80; O'Brien Br J Surg 2; 102:611-17; Buchwald et al. Metab Syndr 3; 347-56). The success of bariatric surgery extends far beyond weight loss, with up to 80-90% of patients having improvement or resolution of many of their weight-related co-morbidities including type II diabetes mellitus and hypertension (Puzziferri et al...
February 17, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454566/determinants-of-stroke-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-multivariate-approach-from-the-national-health-survey
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Ícaro J S Ribeiro, Jefferson P Cardoso, Ivna V Freire, Mailson F Carvalho, Rafael Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between biological-health, socioeconomics, and behavioral determinants and stroke by evaluating the risk of stroke in the presence of each or all determinants grouped in a multivariate model. METHODS: This study is a transversal secondary data analysis of the Brazilian National Health Survey, released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The prevalence, prevalence ratios, and confidence intervals were calculated for the main outcome...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453924/the-world-health-organization-who-versus-the-international-association-of-diabetes-and-pregnancy-study-group-iadpsg-diagnostic-criteria-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-and-their-associated-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes
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Nurul Iftida Basri, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy, Shuhaila Ahmad, Abdul Kadir Abdul Karim, Lim Pei Shan, Mohd Rizal Abdul Manaf, Nor Azlin Mohd Ismail
Background Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common medical complication in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of GDM using the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria and the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) criteria in our population. We further compared the incidence of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in women diagnosed with GDM using these criteria and determined whether the IADPSG criteria is suitable in our population. Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted at our antenatal clinic involving 520 patients from 1st February 2015 until 30th September 2017...
February 17, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453922/a-short-review-of-primary-aldosteronism-in-a-question-and-answer-fashion
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Frederick-Anthony Farrugia, Nicolaos Zavras, Georgios Martikos, Panagiotis Tzanetis, Anestis Charalampopoulos, Evangelos P Misiakos, Dimitrios Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Koliakos
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present up to date information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (PA). PA is the most common cause of endocrine hypertension. It has been reported up to 24% of selective referred hypertensive patients. METHODS: We did a search in Pub-Med and Google Scholar using the terms: PA, hyperaldosteronism, idiopathic adrenal hyperplasia, diagnosis of PA, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists, adrenalectomy, and surgery...
January 1, 2018: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453214/renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-lady-unusual-findings-and-endovascular-management
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Manish Taneja, Benjamin Soo Yeng Chua, Kanika Daga
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) is caused by compression of left renal vein (LRV), usually between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). This can lead to obstruction of flow into the inferior vena cava and secondary left renal venous hypertension. Despite potential serious consequences, diagnosing NCS is often challenging, circuitous and commonly delayed. We report an extremely unique case of NCS. A 34-year-old woman presented with left flank pain and discomfort. On investigation, it was found that high pressure in the LRV, due to compression by the SMA, had led to a large venous aneurysm that had caused pelviureteric junction obstruction and hydronephrosis...
February 16, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449120/bilateral-phlegmasia-cerulea-dolens-after-warfarin-reversal-for-acute-rectal-bleeding-a-case-report
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Burr Fong, Daniel Novak, Michael Dalley, Gregory Alfred
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common disease that is diagnosed in approximately 1 in 1000 adults annually. Extensive DVT can lead to life- or limb-threatening diagnoses such as phlegmasia cerulea dolens (PCD), phlegmasia alba dolens, and venous gangrene. PCD, also known as massive iliofemoral venous thrombosis, is rare, and a severe complication of DVT. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 94-year-old bedridden woman with past medical history of dementia, hypertension, pulmonary embolism, DVT, and atrial fibrillation...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448285/-risk-factors-and-therapeutic-goals-for-primary-and-secondary-cardiovascular-prevention-significance-for-the-glaucoma-patient
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Claudia Hacke, Carl Erb, Burkhard Weisser
Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidaemia are among the most important cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, there is an association with the development and progression of glaucoma. During the last years, there has been an intense discussion concerning optimal treatment goals for these risk factors. Recently, the American Heart Association has defined a blood pressure greater than 130/80 mmHg as hypertension and the European guidelines will follow this definition. These lower blood pressure limits increase the risk for a too strict blood pressure treatment with night values, which might be too low for glaucoma patients...
February 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446818/heart-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Ihsen Zairi, Lilia Baili, Khadija Mzoughi, Manel Dridi, Zouhaier Jnifene, Fatma Boussema
INTRODUCTION: Primary and secondary heart involvement in systemic sclerosis are important mortality predictors. Aim of this study was to investigate by standard echocardiography associated to pulsed-tissue Doppler imaging, six-minute walk test (6MWT) and BNP level cardiac manifestation in 30 patients with ScS and to establish a strategy to detect and to evaluate this complication. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 16 months: a total of 30 consecutive patients with ScS diagnosed as proposed by the American college of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism 2013 and who were hospitalized in Internal Medicine department of Habib Thameur hospital underwent cardiac assessment...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445936/pulmonary-arterial-hemodynamic-assessment-by-a-novel-index-in-systemic-sclerosis-patients-pulmonary-pulse-transit-time
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Mehmet Dogan, Tolga Han Efe, Tolga Cimen, Cem Ozisler, Mehmet Ali Felekoglu, Ahmet Goktug Ertem, Mehmet Erat, Omer Yiginer, Murat Tulmac
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic, inflammatory, and autoimmune connective tissue disease that is associated with vascular lesions, and fibrosis of the skin and visceral organs. Cardiac complications may occur as a secondary effect of SSc as a result of pulmonary arterial hypertension and interstitial lung disease. The objective of this study was to assess whether the pulmonary pulse transit time (pPTT) could serve as a diagnostic marker for pulmonary arterial alterations in patients with SSc, prior to development of pulmonary hypertension...
February 14, 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443759/a-traumatic-hepatic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-and-arterioportal-fistula-with-severe-diarrhea-as-the-first-symptom-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ping Han, Lan Yang, Xiao-Wei Huang, Xiu-Qin Zhu, Li Chen, Nan Wang, Zhen Li, De-An Tian, Hua Qin
RATIONALE: Hepaticarterioportal fistula (APF) is a rare cause of portal hypertension and gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and presents as abnormal communication between the hepatic artery and portal vein. Percutaneous liver biopsy is a main iatrogenic cause of AFP. However, non-iatrogenic, abdominal, trauma-related APF is rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 29-year-old man presenting with severe, watery diarrhea was transferred to our hospital, and his condition was suspected to be acute gastroenteritis because he ate expired food and suffered a penetrating abdominal stab wound 5 years ago...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441752/bilateral-obstructive-uropathy-caused-by-congenital-bladder-diverticulum-presenting-as-hypertensive-retinopathy
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San Kim, Sang Hoo Park, Dong Yoon Kim, Seok Joong Yun, Ok Jun Lee, Heon Seok Han
A congenital bladder diverticulum (CBD) is caused by inherent muscular weakness instead of obstruction of the bladder outlet. The major clinical conditions are recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and voiding dysfunction. This report describes a 15-year-old male adolescent who developed sudden visual disturbance resulting from hypertensive retinopathy. The cause of hypertension was bilateral obstructive uropathy caused by enlarged paraureteral bladder diverticula. After the non-functioning right kidney and ureter and the bilateral diverticula were removed, the left ureter was reimplanted in the bladder...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441170/management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Hari Hara Dash, Siddharth Chavali
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the 'silent epidemic' of modern times, and is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children and young adults in both developed and developing nations worldwide. In recent years, the treatment of TBI has undergone a paradigm shift. The management of severe TBI is ideally based on protocol-based guidelines provided by the Brain Trauma Foundation. The aims and objectives of its management are prophylaxis and prompt management of intracranial hypertension and secondary brain injury, maintenance of cerebral perfusion pressure, and ensuring adequate oxygen delivery to injured brain tissue...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440962/focal-achalasia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marcus Joachim Herzig, Radu Tutuian
Esophageal achalasia is a primary smooth muscle motility disorder specified by aperistalsis of the tubular esophagus in combination with a poorly relaxing and occasionally hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (LES). These changes occur secondary to the destruction of the neural network coordinating esophageal peristalsis and LES relaxation (plexus myentericus). There are limited data on segmental involvement of the esophagus in adults. We report on the case of a 54-year-old man who presented initially with complete aperistalsis limited to the distal esophagus...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440839/discontinuity-of-the-arch-beyond-the-origin-of-the-left-subclavian-artery-in-an-adult-interruption-or-coarctation
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Pradeep Vaideeswar, Supreet Marathe, Saranya Singaravel, Robert H Anderson
Congenital aortic anomalies are uncommon causes of secondary hypertension and are seldom suspected in the adult age group. We present a case of aortic interruption unexpectedly diagnosed on autopsy in a 38-year-old male who presented with cardiovascular collapse. Apart from interruption, a finding unique to our case was aneurysmal dilation of the proximal descending aorta just before the obstruction with thrombosis. We also attempt to review the literature for interrupted aortic arch in adults and clarify the nomenclature of interruption versus coarctation...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435657/increased-incidence-of-preeclampsia-in-mothers-of-advanced-age-conceiving-by-oocyte-donation
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Uri P Dior, Neri Laufer, Henry H Chill, Sorina Granovsky-Grisaru, Simcha Yagel, Haim Yaffe, Yuval Gielchinsky
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of preeclampsia in women of advanced age who conceived through donated oocytes as compared with natural conceptions. METHODS: A historical prospective study of singleton live births of parturients ≥ 45 years of age at four university hospitals was conducted. For the purpose of the study, the population was divided by the mode of conception into two groups: oocyte donation and natural conception. The main outcome variable in this study was preeclampsia...
February 12, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434680/predictors-of-anti-vegf-drug-induced-hypertension-using-different-hypertension-criteria-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-comparz-study
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Arduino A Mangoni, Ganessan Kichenadasse, Andrew Rowland, Michael J Sorich
Background: There is inconsistency in the criteria used to define anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug-induced hypertension (AVEGF-HT) in published studies. It is unknown whether specific patient characteristics similarly predict AVEGF-HT using different criteria. Methods: We assessed the associations between clinical and demographic factors (n = 22) and AVEGF-HT, using six criteria based on predefined on-treatment blood pressure (BP) thresholds or absolute BP elevations versus baseline, in a post hoc analysis of a phase III trial of 1102 patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) randomized to pazopanib or sunitinib (COMPARZ study)...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433942/fontan-associated-liver-disease
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Luis Téllez, Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago, Agustín Albillos
Fontan-associated liver disease refers to the disturbance in the liver secondary to hemodynamic changes and systemic venous congestion following Fontan surgery. Although the natural history of this disease has not yet been established, patients with more advanced liver injury develop the complications of portal hypertension, such as ascites, variceal haemorrhage, or encephalopathy. Moreover, patients with Fontan surgery may have an increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Periodic liver monitoring is essential to prevent this disease and provide early treatment of liver complications...
February 9, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433578/resistant-hypertension-on-treatment-reshypot-sequential-nephron-blockade-compared-to-dual-blockade-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-plus-bisoprolol-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-arterial-hypertension-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestário, Letícia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Luiz Tadeu Giollo-Júnior, Jéssica Rodrigues Roma Uyemura, Camila Suemi Sato Matarucco, Manoel Idelfonso Paz Landim, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tácito, Heitor Moreno, José Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is characterized when the blood pressure (BP) remains above the recommended goal after taking three antihypertensive drugs with synergistic actions at their maximum recommended tolerated doses, preferably including a diuretic. Identifying the contribution of intravascular volume and serum renin in maintaining BP levels could help tailor more effective hypertension treatment, whether acting on the control of intravascular volume or sodium balance, or acting on the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the kidney...
February 12, 2018: Trials
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