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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528258/epidemiology-and-management-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-experience-from-two-expert-centers
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Maria Anna Bazmpani, Alexandra Arvanitaki, Maria Toumpourleka, Georgia Pitsiou, Evaggelia Panagiotidou, Sophia Anastasia Mouratoglou, Georgios Sianos, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Antonios Pitsis, Eckhard Mayer, Ioannis Stanopoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas
BACKGROUND: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a rare, distinct pulmonary vascular disease, and, therefore, there is lack of data regarding its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management at a national basis. Our objective was to describe the demographics and management of CTEPH patients in Northern Greece. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational study with a joint collaboration from two pulmonary hypertension expert centers in Greece and included patients diagnosed with CTEPH...
May 17, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528156/prognostic-impact-of-low-flow-severe-aortic-stenosis-in-small-body-patients-undergoing-tavr-the-ocean-tavi-registry
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Akihisa Kataoka, Yusuke Watanabe, Ken Kozuma, Yugo Nara, Fukuko Nagura, Hideyuki Kawashima, Hirofumi Hioki, Makoto Nakashima, Masanori Yamamoto, Kensuke Takagi, Motoharu Araki, Norio Tada, Shinichi Shirai, Futoshi Yamanaka, Kentaro Hayashida
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to analyze the prognostic impact of low-flow (LF) severe aortic stenosis in small-body patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Western literature demonstrates a poor prognosis with paradoxical LF and low-flow low-gradient (LF-LG) severe aortic stenosis (AS), as defined by stroke volume index (SVi) <35 ml/m(2) and mean pressure gradient <40 mm Hg with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527778/outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-primary%C3%A2-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-via-radial-access-anticoagulated-with-bivalirudin-versus%C3%A2-heparin-a-report-from-the-national-cardiovascular-data-registry
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Ion S Jovin, Rachit M Shah, Dhavalkumar B Patel, Sunil V Rao, Dmitri V Baklanov, Issam Moussa, Kevin F Kennedy, Eric A Secemsky, Robert W Yeh, Michael C Kontos, George W Vetrovec
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare bivalirudin with heparin as anticoagulant agents in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction treated with radial primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Recent studies in which PCI was performed predominantly via radial access did not show bivalirudin to be superior to heparin. METHODS: Outcomes were compared in patients with STEMI included in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI database from 2009 to 2015 who underwent primary PCI via radial access and who were anticoagulated with bivalirudin or heparin...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527657/clinical-outcomes-and-cost-effectiveness-of-brief-guided-parent-delivered-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-and-solution-focused-brief-therapy-for-treatment-of-childhood-anxiety-disorders-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cathy Creswell, Mara Violato, Hannah Fairbanks, Elizabeth White, Monika Parkinson, Gemma Abitabile, Alessandro Leidi, Peter J Cooper
BACKGROUND: Half of all lifetime anxiety disorders emerge before age 12 years; however, access to evidence-based psychological therapies for affected children is poor. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of two brief psychological treatments for children with anxiety referred to routine child mental health settings. We hypothesised that brief guided parent-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) would be associated with better clinical outcomes than solution-focused brief therapy and would be cost-effective...
May 17, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527628/multidisciplinary-clinics-for-colorectal-cancer-care-reduces-treatment-time
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Vanessa N Kozak, Alok A Khorana, Sudha Amarnath, Katherine E Glass, Matthew F Kalady
INTRODUCTION: Management of locally advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) requires the expertise of multiple specialists. Multidisciplinary clinics (MDCs) are a working model designed to facilitate delivery of coordinated care. The present study evaluated the effects of MDC on the time to treatment (TTT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with CRC or locally advanced anal cancer who were evaluated at a single-institution MDC from January 2014 to October 2015 were identified from an institutional registry...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527281/-survival-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-colombia-2008-2012
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Karime Osorio-Arango, Mauricio Beltrán-Durán, Yazmín Arias-Murillo, Franklyn Prieto, Adriana Robayo
INTRODUCTION: The Red Nacional de Donación y Trasplantes of the Colombian Instituto Nacional de Salud reported that in 2014, 1,059 organ transplants were performed, of which 761 were kidney transplants, and 643 (84.5%) of these were from cadaveric organ donors. OBJECTIVE: To describe the socio-demographic characteristics of patients who received renal transplants, as well as their outcomes in terms of survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: National kidney transplants were analyzed through an observational retrospective cohort study...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527215/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-combination-of-two-measures-of%C3%A2-verbal-memory-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-due%C3%A2-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Isabel Sala, Ignacio Illán-Gala, Daniel Alcolea, Ma Belén Sánchez-Saudinós, Sergio Andrés Salgado, Estrella Morenas-Rodríguez, Andrea Subirana, Laura Videla, Jordi Clarimón, María Carmona-Iragui, Roser Ribosa-Nogué, Rafael Blesa, Juan Fortea, Alberto Lleó
BACKGROUND: Episodic memory impairment is the core feature of typical Alzheimer's disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of two commonly used verbal memory tests to detect mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's disease (MCI-AD) and to predict progression to Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD-d). METHODS: Prospective study of MCI patients in a tertiary memory disorder unit. Patients underwent an extensive neuropsychological battery including two tests of declarative verbal memory: The Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT) and the word list learning task from the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's disease (CERAD-WL)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527021/comorbidity-prevalence-and-treatment-outcome-in-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd
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Laura Reale, Beatrice Bartoli, Massimo Cartabia, Michele Zanetti, Maria Antonella Costantino, Maria Paola Canevini, Cristiano Termine, Maurizio Bonati
Although ADHD comorbidity has been widely studied, some issues remain unsolved. This multicenter observational study aims to examine comorbid psychiatric disorders in a clinical sample of newly diagnosed, treatment naïve children and adolescents with and without ADHD and, to compare treatment efficacy based on the type of comorbidity. We performed an analysis of the medical records of patients identified from the Regional ADHD Registry database, enrolled in 18 ADHD centers in the 2011-2016 period. 1919 of 2861 subjects evaluated (67%) met the diagnostic criteria for ADHD: 650 (34%) had only ADHD, while 1269 (66%) had at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder (learning disorders, 56%; sleep disorders, 23%; oppositional defiant disorder, 20%; anxiety disorders, 12%)...
May 19, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527006/analysis-of-surgical-and-mri-factors-associated-with-cerebellar-mutism
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Anjali Sergeant, Michelle Masayo Kameda-Smith, Branavan Manoranjan, Brij Karmur, JoAnn Duckworth, Tina Petrelli, Katey Savage, Olufemi Ajani, Blake Yarascavitch, M Constantine Samaan, Katrin Scheinemann, Cheryl Alyman, Saleh Almenawer, Forough Farrokhyar, Adam J Fleming, Sheila Kumari Singh, Nina Stein
The surgical risk factors and neuro-imaging characteristics associated with cerebellar mutism (CM) remain unclear and require further investigation. Therefore, we aimed to examine surgical and MRI findings associated with CM in children following posterior fossa tumor resection. Using our data registry, we retrospectively collected data from pediatric patients who acquired CM and were matched based on age and pathology type with individuals who did not acquire CM after posterior fossa surgery. The strength of association between surgical and MRI variables and CM were examined using odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526957/cytomorphology-review-of-100-newly-diagnosed-lower-risk-mds-patients-in-the-european-leukemianet-mds-eumds-registry-reveals-a-high-inter-observer-concordance
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Louise de Swart, Alex Smith, Marius MacKenzie, Argiris Symeonidis, Judith Neukirchen, Dana Mikulenková, Teresa Vallespí, Gina Zini, Malgorzata Paszkowska-Kowalewska, Anton Kruger, Leonie Saft, Pierre Fenaux, David Bowen, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Jaroslav Čermák, Reinhard Stauder, Aurelia Tatic, Mette Skov Holm, Luca Malcovati, Krzysztof Mądry, Jackie Droste, Nicole Blijlevens, Theo de Witte, Ulrich Germing
The European LeukemiaNet MDS (EUMDS) registry is collecting data of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients belonging to the IPSS low or intermediate-1 category, newly diagnosed by local cytologists. The diagnosis of MDS can be challenging, and some data report inter-observer variability with regard to the assessment of the MDS subtype. In order to ensure that correct diagnoses were made by the participating centres, blood and bone marrow slides of 10% of the first 1000 patients were reviewed by an 11-person panel of cytomorphologists...
May 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
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Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526542/two-year-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-and-renal-failure-the-prospective-observational-cad-ref-registry
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Christiane Engelbertz, Holger Reinecke, Günter Breithardt, Roland E Schmieder, Manfred Fobker, Dieter Fischer, Boris Schmitz, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Karl Wegscheider, Hermann Pavenstädt, Eva Brand
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and coronary artery disease (CAD) are strongly associated. CAD is the most frequent cause of cardiovascular death in patients with CKD. METHODS: The prospective observational nationwide multicenter Coronary Artery Disease and REnal Failure (CAD-REF) Registry enrolled 3352 patients with angiographically documented CAD classified according to their baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) into 5 groups according to the K/DOQI-guidelines...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526396/the-impact-of-initial-misdiagnosis-of-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-on-lead-times-complication-rate-and-survival
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K Smidfelt, C Drott, K Törngren, J Nordanstig, J Herlitz, M Langenskiöld
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To investigate the frequency of initial misdiagnosis and the clinical consequences of an initial misdiagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (rAAA). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study. Data from the Swedish National Registry for Vascular Surgery (Swedvasc) and medical charts were extracted for patients treated for rAAA in the West of Sweden in the period 2008-14. Initially misdiagnosed patients were compared with correctly diagnosed patients...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526233/keratinocyte-growth-factor-for-the-treatment-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-kare-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial
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Daniel F McAuley, Lj Mark Cross, Umar Hamid, Evie Gardner, J Stuart Elborn, Kathy M Cullen, Ahilanandan Dushianthan, Michael Pw Grocott, Michael A Matthay, Cecilia M O'Kane
BACKGROUND: Data from in-vitro, animal, and human lung injury models suggest that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) might be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of KGF in patients with ARDS. METHODS: We did a double-blind, allocation concealed, randomised, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial in two intensive care units in the UK, involving patients fulfilling the American-European Consensus Conference Definition of ARDS...
May 16, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526220/lumbar-puncture-for-all-febrile-infants-29-56-days-old-a-retrospective-cohort-reassessment-study
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Richard Scarfone, Ashlee Murray, Payal Gala, Fran Balamuth
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of bacterial meningitis (BM) among all febrile infants 29-56 days old undergoing a lumbar puncture (LP) in the emergency department of a tertiary care children's hospital and the number of low-risk febrile infants with BM to reassess the need for routine LP in these infants. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using a quality improvement registry from July 2007-April 2014. Infants included were 29-56 days old with fever and who had an LP in the emergency department...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526210/early-control-treatment-with-montelukast-in-preschool-children-with-asthma-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mizuho Nagao, Masanori Ikeda, Norimasa Fukuda, Chizu Habukawa, Tetsuro Kitamura, Toshio Katsunuma, Takao Fujisawa
BACKGROUND: While Japanese guideline recommends initial control treatment for preschool children with asthma symptoms more than once a month, Western guidelines do not. To determine whether control treatment with montelukast was more effective than as-needed β2-agonists in this population, we conducted a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Eligible patients were children aged 1-5 years who had asthma symptoms more than once a month but less than once a week. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive montelukast 4 mg daily for 48 weeks or as-needed β2-agonists...
May 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526046/balloon-versus-stenting-in-severe-ischaemia-of-the-leg-3-basil-3-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Benjamin D Hunt, Matthew A Popplewell, Huw Davies, Lewis Meecham, Hugh Jarrett, Gareth Bate, Margaret Grant, Smitaa Patel, Catherine Hewitt, Lazaros Andronis, Jonathan J Deeks, Andrew Bradbury
BACKGROUND: Severe limb ischaemia (SLI) is defined as the presence of rest pain and/or tissue loss secondary to lower extremity atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease. The superficial femoral and popliteal arteries are the most commonly diseased vessels in such patients and are being increasingly treated using endovascular revascularisation techniques. However, it is currently unknown whether drug-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons confer additional clinical benefits over more established techniques using plain balloons and bare metal stents, or whether they represent a cost-effective use of NHS resources...
May 19, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526011/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-survival-in-patients-treated-with-metformin-an-observational-cohort-study
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Samira Bell, Bassam Farran, Stuart McGurnaghan, Rory J McCrimmon, Graham P Leese, John R Petrie, Paul McKeigue, Naveed Sattar, Sarah Wild, John McKnight, Robert Lindsay, Helen M Colhoun, Helen Looker
BACKGROUND: Whether metformin precipitates lactic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains under debate. We examined whether metformin use was associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) as a proxy for lactic acidosis and whether survival among those with AKI varied by metformin exposure. METHODS: All individuals with type 2 diabetes and available prescribing data between 2004 and 2013 in Tayside, Scotland were included. The electronic health record for diabetes which includes issued prescriptions was linked to laboratory biochemistry, hospital admission, death register and Scottish Renal Registry data...
May 19, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525782/the-performativity-of-numbers-in-illness-management-the-case-of-swedish-rheumatology
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Anna Essén, Eivor Oborn
While there is a proliferation of numerical data in healthcare, little attention has been paid to the role of numbers in constituting the healthcare reality they are intended to depict. This study explores the performativity of numbers in the microlevel management of rheumatoid disease. We draw on a study of patients' and physicians' use of the numbers in the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Registry, conducted between 2009 and 2014. We show how the numbers performed by constructing the disease across time, and by framing action...
May 10, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525775/the-association-between-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-bipolar-disorder%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-big-data-analysis
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S Tiosano, Z Nir, O Gendelman, D Comaneshter, H Amital, A D Cohen, D Amital
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune disease that has a wide variety of physical manifestations, including neuropsychiatric features. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic, episodic illness, that may present as depression or as mania. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between SLE and BD using big data analysis methods. METHODS: Patients with SLE were compared with age- and sex-matched controls regarding the prevalence of BD in a cross-sectional study...
April 4, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
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