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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454234/gemcitabine-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-a-patient-with-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Florence Lai-Tiong, Yann Duval, Francois Krabansky
Gemcitabine is frequently used for the treatment of a number of different cancer types. Gemcitabine-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) has rarely been described, but it is a life-threatening complication. The incidence of the complication varies between 0.015 and 1.4%. The present study reports the case of a 63-year-old Caucasian male who was treated with 3 cycles of carboplatin plus gemcitabine, followed by 7 cycles of gemcitabine only, and developed clinical symptoms that, together with laboratory findings, were compatible with a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome TMA...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453944/dietary-intake-and-cardiometabolic-biomarkers-in-relation-to-insulin-resistance-and-hypertension-in-a-middle-aged-and-elderly-population-in-beijing-china
#2
Jia Wang, Zhongxin Hong, Li Wu, Bingjie Ding, Yanxia Bi, Zhongyi Gu, Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships of dietary intake and cardiometabolic biomarkers with insulin resistance and hypertension in rural middle-aged and elderly people in China. METHODS: One hundred and eight middle-aged and elderly adults were recruited in Zhangfang village in May 2014. We measured blood pressure, anthropometric parameters, and biochemical indexes, including high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), glucose, insulin, and blood lipids...
April 28, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453903/perfusion-monitoring-and-intraventricular-hemorrhage-in-preterm-infants
#3
Akio Ishiguro
Cardiovascular instability in preterm infants during the early postnatal period correlates with the development of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Due to the correlation between hypotension and fluctuation of blood pressure, treatment especially aimed at hypotension has been attempted to prevent IVH. However, these attempts have seemed to result in failure. Recently, several novel perfusion markers have been found to be correlated with the development of IVH, and they are of current interest in cardiovascular management...
April 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453901/quasi-static-acoustic-tweezing-thromboelastometry
#4
R G Holt, D Luo, N Gruver, D B Khismatullin
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography is widely used as a tool to assess the coagulation status of surgical patients. It allows observation of changes in material properties of whole blood, beginning with early stages of clot formation and ending with clot lysis. However, the contact activation of the coagulation cascade at surfaces of thromboelastographic systems leads to inherent variability and unreliability in predicting bleeding or thrombosis risks. OBJECTIVES: To develop acoustic tweezing thromboelastometry as a noncontact method for perioperative assessment of blood coagulation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453899/blood-flow-after-contraction-and-cuff-occlusion-is-reduced-in-subjects-with-muscle-soreness-after-eccentric-exercise
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Eduardo Souza-Silva, Steffan Wittrup Christensen, Rogerio Pessoto Hirata, Ryan Godsk Larsen, Thomas Graven-Nielsen
PURPOSE: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) occur within 1-2 days after eccentric exercise but the mechanism mediating hypersensitivity is unclear. This study hypothesized that eccentric exercise reduces the blood flow response following muscle contractions and cuff occlusion, which may result in accumulated algesic substances being a part of the sensitization in DOMS. METHODS: Twelve healthy subjects (5 women) performed dorsiflexion exercise (5 sets of 10 repeated eccentric contractions) in one leg, while the contralateral leg was the control...
April 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453894/efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangioma-in-japan
#6
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Satoru Sasaki, Naoko Baba, Katsuyoshi Koh, Kiyoshi Matsui, Hiroyuki Ohjimi, Nobukazu Hayashi, Atsuko Nakano, Kentaro Ohki, Yoshihiro Kuwano, Akira Morimoto, Zenshiro Tamaki, Mariko Kakazu, Kazuo Kishi, Tomoki Oyama, Atsushi Sato, Rumiko Kato, Takeshi Higuchi
BACKGROUND: There have been few reports on the efficacy and safety of oral administration of propranolol at 3 mg/kg/day in Japanese infantile hemangioma (IH) patients. METHODS: A multicenter, open-label phase III study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oral propranolol solution in Japanese infants aged 35 to 150 days with proliferating IH. Thirty-two patients were enrolled in the study, received propranolol solution for 24 weeks at 3 mg/kg/day, and completed the study...
April 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453799/early-to-mid-term-results-after-total-cavopulmonary-connection-performed-in-the-second-decade-of-life
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Alexandre Metras, Virginie Fouilloux, Mohammed Al-Yamani, Xavier Roques, Loic Macé, Jean-Benoît Thambo, Dominique Metras, Bernard Kreitmann, François Roubertie
OBJECTIVES: Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) performed in the second decade of life has rarely been studied. Thus, we investigated (bicentric study) early and late morbidity and mortality following completion of TCPC in these patients. METHODS: From January 1999 to June 2014, 63 patients (14.5 ± 2.9 years) underwent TCPC (extracardiac conduit). Palliation before completion was an isolated bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) in 3 patients or BCPS associated with additional pulmonary blood flow (APBF) that was either antegrade (Group 1) in 38 (63%) or retrograde (Group 2) in 22 (37%)...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453796/descendo-bifemoral-bypass-grafting-and-renal-artery-revascularization-to-treat-complex-obliterative-arteriopathy
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Stoyan Kondov, Bartosz Rylski, Fabian Alexander Kari, Rika Wobser, Simon Leschka, Matthias Siepe, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Czerny
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to describe a new standardized approach in patients with extensive obliterative arteriopathy aimed at distal revascularization and surgical kidney recruitment via descendo-bifemoral bypass grafting and renal artery revascularization. METHODS: Three patients with Leriche's syndrome and either a compromised single kidney or unilateral significant renal artery stenosis were treated with a standardized surgical approach, restoration of distal perfusion via descendo-bifemoral bypass with synchronous ( n  = 2) left-sided renal artery revascularization or metachronous ( n  = 1) right-sided renal artery revascularization...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453557/perivascular-radiofrequency-renal-denervation-lowers-blood-pressure-and-ameliorates-cardiorenal-fibrosis-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#9
Shujie Wei, Dan Li, Yan Zhang, Linan Su, Yunrong Zhang, Qiang Wang, Dachun Yang, De Li, Yongjian Yang, Shuangtao Ma
BACKGROUND: Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) is a promising approach to treat hypertension, but innervation patterns limit the response to endovascular RDN and the post-procedural renal artery narrowing or stenosis questions the endovascular ablation strategy. This study was performed to investigate the anti-hypertensive and target organ protective effects of perivascular RDN in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS: SHR and normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were divided into sham group (n = 10), radiofrequency ablation group (n = 20) in which rats received bilateral perivascular ablation with radiofrequency energy (2 watts), and chemical (10% phenol in 95% ethanol) ablation group (n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453510/is-aspirin-associated-with-diabetic-retinopathy-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-disease-seed-study
#10
Yuan Shi, Yih-Chung Tham, Ning Cheung, Jacqueline Chua, Gavin Tan, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Yin Bun Cheung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the association between aspirin use and diabetic retinopathy (DR) among persons with diabetes, in a population-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes aged >40 years from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study were enrolled in this study. Retinal photographs were graded for DR according to the modified Airlie House classification system. Vision threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) was defined as the presence of severe non-proliferative DR, or proliferative DR, or clinically significant macular oedema...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449563/relationship-between-serum-bilirubin-levels-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
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Filiz Karadag, Ceyhan Balci Sengul, Yasar Enli, Kamuran Karakulah, Huseyin Alacam, Bunyamin Kaptanoglu, Ozgur Kalkanci, Hasan Herken
Objective: We investigated the relationship between serum bilirubin levels and metabolic syndrome (MetS), and the longitudinal effects of baseline serum bilirubin concentrations on MetS in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders undergoing atypical antipsychotics. Methods: The sample of this study consisted of 131 patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Waist circumference, blood pressure, and levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting glucose, and insulin were evaluated at baseline and at month six...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449486/the-prevalence-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-a-prospective-observational-study
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Aljohara S Almeneessier, Samar Z Nashwan, Mostafa Q Al-Shamiri, Seithikurippu R Pandi-Perumal, Ahmed S BaHammam
BACKGROUND: One important cardiovascular morbidity that is associated with obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, few studies have assessed PH in OHS patients. Therefore, we prospectively assessed the prevalence of PH in a large sample of OHS patients. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, all consecutive OHS patients referred to the sleep disorders clinic during the study period were included...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449402/postprandial-renal-haemodynamic-effect-of-lixisenatide-versus-once-daily-insulin-glulisine-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-on-insulin-glargine-an-8-week-randomised-open-label-trial
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Lennart Tonneijck, Marcel H A Muskiet, Mark M Smits, Trynke Hoekstra, Mark H H Kramer, A H Jan Danser, Michaela Diamant, Jaap A Joles, Daniël H van Raalte
AIMS: To determine whether lixisenatide, a prandial short-acting glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1RA), ameliorates postprandial glomerular hyperfiltration in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-patients compared to insulin-glulisine (iGlu) . METHODS: Postprandial renal haemodynamic effects of 8-week treatment with lixisenatide 20 µg versus once-daily titrated iGlu were measured in 35 overweight T2DM-patients inadequately controlled on insulin-glargine, with or without metformin (mean±SD age 62 ± 7years, HbA1c 8...
April 27, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449316/does-my-high-blood-pressure-improve-your-survival-overall-and-subgroup-learning-curves-in-health
#14
Raf Van Gestel, Tobias Müller, Johan Bosmans
Learning curves in health are of interest for a wide range of medical disciplines, healthcare providers, and policy makers. In this paper, we distinguish between three types of learning when identifying overall learning curves: economies of scale, learning from cumulative experience, and human capital depreciation. In addition, we approach the question of how treating more patients with specific characteristics predicts provider performance. To soften collinearity problems, we explore the use of least absolute shrinkage and selection operator regression as a variable selection method and Theil-Goldberger mixed estimation to augment the available information...
April 27, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449205/impact-of-pharmacist-involved-collaborative-care-on-the-clinical-humanistic-and-cost-outcomes-of-high-risk-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-impact-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
M Y L Siaw, Y Ko, D C Malone, K Y K Tsou, Y-J Lew, D Foo, E Tan, S C Chan, A Chia, S S Sinaram, K C Goh, J Y-C Lee
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: With the increasing prevalence of diabetes, the physician-centred model is challenged to deliver holistic care in Asia. Diabetes may be managed effectively within a multidisciplinary collaborative care model; however, evidence on its effectiveness in Asian patients is lacking. Therefore, the primary objective was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of multidisciplinary collaborative care vs physician-centred care in diabetes. The secondary objectives were to evaluate humanistic and economic outcomes among the two types of care...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449154/dual-raas-blockade-with-aliskiren-in-patients-with-severely-impaired-chronic-kidney-disease
#16
Franz Maximilian Rasche, Claudia Joel, Thomas Ebert, Thomas Frese, Filip Barinka, Volker Busch, Wilma Gertrud Rasche, Tom H Lindner, Jochen Schneider, Stephan Schiekofer
Dual renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blockade (dRAASb) is purposed in the prevention of the cardiorenal syndrome (CRS). However, all attempts with dRAASb even in patients with moderate impaired chronic kidney disease (CKD) were terminated due to the typical severe adverse events (SAE), e. g., hyperkalemia and rise of serum creatinine. The aim of our study with the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren was to evaluate the effect of dRAASb with a washout phase in patients with severely advanced CKD. We have studied 45 patients (G3b to 4, A2 and >A3; median glomerular filtration rate (GFR) CKD-EPI 31 (23-40) ml/min per 1...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449023/racial-disparities-in-blood-pressure-trajectories-of-preterm-children-the-role-of-family-and-neighborhood-socioeconomic-status
#17
Thomas E Fuller-Rowell, David S Curtis, Pamela K Klebanov, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Gary W Evans
Racial disparities in cardiovascular disease mortality in the United States remain substantial. However, the childhood roots of these disparities are not well understood. In the current study, we examined racial differences in blood pressure trajectories across early childhood in a sample of African-American and European-American low-birth-weight preterm infants. Family and neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES), measured at baseline, were also examined as explanations for subsequent group disparities. Analyses focused on 407 African-American and 264 European-American children who participated in the Infant Health and Development Program, a US longitudinal study of preterm children born in 1985...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448893/diabetes-status-modifies-the-association-between-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-incident-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
#18
Valery S Effoe, Eric E McClendon, Carlos J Rodriguez, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Gregory W Evans, Patricia P Chang, Alain G Bertoni
AIMS: Increasing carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with incident heart failure (HF). We investigated whether this association differs by diabetes status. METHODS: We characterized 13,590 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study participants free of baseline HF into normal fasting glucose (NFG, glucose <100mg/dl), impaired fasting glucose (IFG, glucose 100-125mg/dl), and type 2 diabetes (T2D, glucose ≥126mg/dl, self-report, or use of diabetes drugs)...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448842/risk-of-incident-myocardial-infarction-by-gender-interactions-with-serum-lipids-blood-pressure-and-smoking-the-troms%C3%A3-study-1979-2012
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Grethe Albrektsen, Ivar Heuch, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Dag Steinar Thelle, Tom Wilsgaard, Inger Njølstad, Kaare Harald Bønaa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Overall, men have roughly twice the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) compared to women, but what causes this contrast is unclear. Identification of subgroups where the gender contrast in risk is particularly low or high, may provide new insight. In the search for such subgroups, we focus on gender-specific effects of established coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors. Heterogeneity across age groups is also explored. METHODS: Population-based prospective study from Tromsø, Norway, comprising 33,859 individuals (51% women); 2746 individuals (854 women) received a diagnosis of MI during follow-up at ages 35-94 years...
April 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448779/effect-of-a-pharmacist-led-program-on-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-from-northern-cyprus-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Eylem Ilktac Korcegez, Mesut Sancar, Kutay Demirkan
BACKGROUND: The management of type 2 diabetes mellitus is complex, requiring continuous medical care by health care professionals and considerable self-care efforts by patients. Pharmacist-led care programs have been shown to help patients with diabetes succeed in achieving treatment goals and improving outcomes. Pharmacist-led care is a new health care concept in Northern Cyprus. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-led care program on glycemic control, determined by hemoglobin A1c (A1c), and secondarily on blood pressure, lipid profile, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, medication adherence, and self-care activities, for patients with type 2 diabetes over a 12-month period...
May 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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