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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328031/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-antepartum-complications-a-novel-risk-factor-for-gestational-diabetes-and-preeclampsia
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Jonathan G Shaw, Steven M Asch, Jodie G Katon, Kate A Shaw, Rachel Kimerling, Susan M Frayne, Ciaran S Phibbs
BACKGROUND: Prior work shows that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) predicts an increased risk of preterm birth, but the causal pathway(s) are uncertain. We evaluate the associations between PTSD and antepartum complications to explore how PTSD's pathophysiology impacts pregnancy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort analysis of all Veterans Health Administration (VA)-covered deliveries from 2000-12 used the data of VA clinical and administration. Mothers with current PTSD were identified using the ICD-9 diagnostic codes (i...
March 22, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325720/giant-right-ventricle-secondary-to-severe-pulmonary-hypertension
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Kunal Kishor Jha, Nuwadatta Subedi, Durgesh Prasad Chaudhary, Manoj Lamsal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325568/prevalence-and-management-of-systemic-hypertension-in-athletes
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Stefano Caselli, Antonia Vaquer Sequì, Erika Lemme, Filippo Quattrini, Alberto Milan, Flavio D'Ascenzi, Antonio Spataro, Antonio Pelliccia
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence, determinants, and clinical management of systemic hypertension in a large cohort of competitive athletes: 2,040 consecutive athletes (aged 25 ± 6 years, 64% men) underwent clinical evaluation including blood test, electrocardiogram, exercise test, echocardiography, and ophthalmic evaluation. Sixty-five athletes (3%) were identified with hypertension (men = 57; 87%) including 5 with a secondary cause (thyroid dysfunction in 3, renal artery stenosis in 1, and drug induced in 1)...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325353/renal-artery-stenosis-when-to-revascularize-in-2017
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Jose D Tafur, Christopher J White
Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is the leading cause of secondary hypertension; it can also cause progressive renal insufficiency and cardiovascular complications such as refractory heart failure and flash pulmonary edema. Medical therapy including risk factor modification, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system antagonists, lipid lowering agents, and antiplatelet therapy is the first line of treatment in all patients. Patients with uncontrolled renovascular hypertension despite optimal medical therapy, ischemic nephropathy, and cardiac destabilization syndromes who have severe renal artery stenosis are likely to benefit from renal artery revascularization...
April 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325155/-secondary-prevention-of-coronary-heart-disease-results-of-euroaspire-iv
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M Snaterse, S Khatibi, W J M Scholte Op Reimer, R J G Peters, Y Feng, J W Deckers
OBJECTIVE: Secondary prevention is an important part of cardiovascular risk management. Since 1996, an inventory of cardiovascular risk factors and their treatment has been carried out periodically among patients with coronary heart disease within the framework of the European Action on Secondary Prevention by Intervention to Reduce Events (Euroaspire) project. DESIGN: Retrospective investigation of consecutively hospitalised patients with coronary heart disease...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
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Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320896/estrogen-maintains-mitochondrial-content-and-function-in-the-right-ventricle-of-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aiping Liu, Jennifer Philip, Kalyan C Vinnakota, Francoise Van den Bergh, Diana M Tabima, Timothy Hacker, Daniel A Beard, Naomi C Chesler
The typical cause of death in pulmonary hypertension (PH) is right ventricular (RV) failure, with females showing better survival rates than males. Recently, metabolic shift and mitochondrial dysfunction have been demonstrated in RV failure secondary to PH In light of evidence showing that estrogen protects mitochondrial function and biogenesis in noncardiovascular systems, we hypothesized that the mechanism by which estrogen preserves RV function is via protection of mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity in PH We used a well-established model of PH (Sugen+Hypoxia) in ovariectomized female rats with/without estrogen treatment...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320765/effect-of-uric-acid-lowering-on-renin-angiotensin-system-activation-and-ambulatory-bp-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ciaran J McMullan, Lea Borgi, Naomi Fisher, Gary Curhan, John Forman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Higher serum uric acid levels, even within the reference range, are strongly associated with increased activity of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and risk of incident hypertension. However, the effect of lowering serum uric acid on RAS activity in humans is unknown, although the data that lowering serum uric acid can reduce BP are conflicting. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In a double-blind placebo-controlled trial conducted from 2011 to 2015, we randomly assigned 149 overweight or obese adults with serum uric acid ≥5...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316858/spontaneous-intramural-oesophageal-haematoma-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-hypertension-an-unusual-chest-pain-aetiology
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Samantha Cooray, Dionysios Dellaportas, Clifford Caruana, Andrew R Davies
Introduction. Spontaneous intramural oesophageal haematoma is a rare condition that usually occurs secondary to an acute or chronic coagulation disorder. The presenting complaint is often with retrosternal chest pain and most patients are initially investigated to exclude more common causes in the differential diagnosis, such as acute coronary syndromes. Severe life-threatening bleeding or perforation seldom, if ever, arises. Case Presentation. We present a case of spontaneous oesophageal haematoma which appears to have developed gradually in a 69-year-old female with uncontrolled hypertension and antiplatelet medication use...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316323/a-rare-cause-of-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-chronic-thrombosis-of-the-splenic-artery
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Sevtap Arslan, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Erhan Akpınar
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) represents one of the most serious conditions of the gastrointestinal tract with a mortality rate of 10%. The main cause of UGIB is peptic ulcer, accounting for 28%-59% of cases. A rare cause of UGIB is submucosal arterial collaterals, which develop after splenic artery thrombosis. UGIB secondary to gastric submucosal collateral arteries should be considered in patients with endoscopic appearance of varicose veins in the absence of portal hypertension. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the only fast and noninvasive definitive imaging technique for such patients...
March 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315287/elective-primary-or-secondary-delayed-sternal-closure-improves-outcome-in-severely-compromised-patients
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Antonio M Calafiore, Azmat A Sheikh, Juan J Alfonso, Tarek Tantawi, Belgeit Maklouf, Ahmed Shawki, Ahmed Allam, Mohammed O Awadi, Ahmed A Osman, Aly M Habib, Michele Di Mauro
Background Delayed sternal closure (DSC) in patients with severely compromised preoperative hemodynamics can be helpful as the chest sometimes cannot be able to contain both lungs and heart. We report our experience to evaluate the midterm results of this strategy in an adult population. Materials and Methods From May 2009 till July 2015, 33 patients had DSC as first treatment of severe hemodynamic deterioration after cardiac surgery. Surgical procedures were valvular (9.27%) or coronary artery bypass grafting + others (24...
March 17, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306673/hypertensive-crisis-an-update-on-clinical-approach-and-management
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Emrah Ipek, Ahmet Afşin Oktay, Selim R Krim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we review current concepts on hypertensive crisis (HTN-C) with a focus on epidemiology, causes, pathophysiology and prognosis. We also offer a practical approach to the management of HTN-C. RECENT FINDINGS: HTN-C is characterized by a severe and abrupt increase in blood pressure (BP) with impending or progressive acute end-organ damage (EOD). HTN-C can be divided into hypertensive emergency (HTN-E) and hypertensive urgency (HTN-U) based on the presence or absence of acute EOD, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302739/changing-landscape-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Berto J Bouma, Barbara J M Mulder
Congenital heart disease is the most frequently occurring congenital disorder affecting ≈0.8% of live births. Thanks to great efforts and technical improvements, including the development of cardiopulmonary bypass in the 1950s, large-scale repair in these patients became possible, with subsequent dramatic reduction in morbidity and mortality. The ongoing search for progress and the growing understanding of the cardiovascular system and its pathophysiology refined all aspects of care for these patients. As a consequence, survival further increased over the past decades, and a new group of patients, those who survived congenital heart disease into adulthood, emerged...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
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Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300569/obesity-as-an-effect-modifier-in-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-post-cardiac-surgery-atrial-fibrillation
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Roop Kaw, Samer El Zarif, Lu Wang, James Bena, Eugene Blackstone, Reena Mehra
INTRODUCTION: As the inter-relationships of objectively-ascertained sleep disordered breathing (SDB), post-cardiac surgery atrial fibrillation (PCSAF) and obesity remain unclear; we aimed to further investigate in a clinic-based cohort. METHODS: Patients with polysomnography (PSG) and cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass surgery and/or valvular surgery) within 3 years, from January 2009 to January 2014 were identified excluding those with pre-existing AF. Logistic models were used to determine the association of SDB (apnea hypopnea index (AHI) per 5 unit increase) and secondary predictors [central sleep apnea (CSA) (central apnea index>5) and oxygen desaturation index (ODI)] with PCSAF...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299638/the-impact-of-aging-on-cardiac-extracellular-matrix
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Cesar A Meschiari, Osasere Kelvin Ero, Haihui Pan, Toren Finkel, Merry L Lindsey
Age-related changes in cardiac homeostasis can be observed at the cellular, extracellular, and tissue levels. Progressive cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, inflammation, and the gradual development of cardiac fibrosis are hallmarks of cardiac aging. In the absence of a secondary insult such as hypertension, these changes are subtle and result in slight to moderate impaired myocardial function, particularly diastolic function. While collagen deposition and cross-linking increase during aging, extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation capacity also increases due to increased expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)...
February 2017: Geroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299608/dissipative-energy-loss-within-the-left-ventricle-detected-by-vector-flow-mapping-in-diabetic-patients-with-controlled-and-uncontrolled-blood-glucose-levels
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Chun-Mei Li, Wen-Juan Bai, Yan-Ting Liu, Hong Tang, Li Rao
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is related to increased risks of cardiovascular diseases, such as myocardial infarction, diabetic cardiomyopathy and secondary hypertension. Dissipative energy loss (EL) derived from vector flow mapping (VFM) is thought to reflect the efficiency of blood flow and has been deemed to be an index for the evaluation of left ventricular function. Our study aimed to investigate the value of dissipative EL in diabetic patients with controlled and uncontrolled blood glucose by VFM. Eighty-eight patients with DM and 58 age-matched healthy controls were recruited...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299283/lenvatinib-for-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer
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Makoto Tahara, Naomi Kiyota, Tomoko Yamazaki, Naoko Chayahara, Kenji Nakano, Lina Inagaki, Kazuhisa Toda, Tomohiro Enokida, Hironobu Minami, Yoshinori Imamura, Tatsuya Sasaki, Takuya Suzuki, Katsuki Fujino, Corina E Dutcus, Shunji Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib has been approved by regulatory agencies in Japan, the United States, and the European Union for treatment of radioiodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RR-DTC). Thyroid cancer, however, is a clinically diverse disease that includes anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), the subtype associated with the highest lethality. Effective therapy for ATC is an unmet need. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This phase 2, single-arm, open-label study in patients with thyroid cancer, including ATC, RR-DTC, and medullary thyroid cancer was conducted from 3 September 2012 to 9 July 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297825/-the-clinical-application-of-retractorless-surgery-in-patients-with-hypertensive-basal-ganglia-hemorrhage
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Z H Zhao, X M Zhong, Y Q Wang, J G Yang, Y Cai, Z H Fei, L Zhang
Objective: To discuss the clinical feasibility and practical application of retractorless surgical for patients with hypertensive basal ganglia hemorrhage. Methods: A total of 84 patients underwentretractorless surgery in The First People's Hospital of Huzhou from Jun 2014 to Jun 2016 were retrospectively reviewed.There were 53 male and 31 female of the 84 patients. Their mean age were 58.7 years with range: 29-74 years.Glasgow coma scale score(GCS) at admissionwereas follow: GCS 4-5 points 10 cases(including 3 cases companied dilated pupils), GCS 6-8 points 25 cases, GCS 9-12 points 32 cases, and GCS 13-14 points 17 cases...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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