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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149516/feasibility-of-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-a-novel-lambre-occluder-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-initial-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-registry-study
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Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Takahiko Nagase, Nikolaos Tsianakas, Laura Perrotta, K R Julian Chun
BACKGROUND: The LAmbreۛ occluder is a novel device for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). The presented study aimed to report the initial experience in implantation of the novel LAmbre for LAAC in patients with non-valvular AF. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational, cohort registry study to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous LAAC using the LAmbre occlude. RESULTS: Thirty patients (15 female, mean age 77...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149476/clinical-parameters-before-and-after-the-transition-to-dialysis
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Dugan W Maddux, Len A Usvyat, Terry Ketchersid, Yue Jiao, Tommy C Blanchard, Peter Kotanko, Frank M van der Sande, Jeroen P Kooman, Franklin W Maddux
INTRODUCTION: The transition from pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) to post-dialysis start is a critical period associated with high patient mortality and increased hospital admissions. Little is known about the trends of key clinical and laboratory parameters through this time of transition to start dialysis. METHODS: De-identified data including demographics, vital signs, lab results, and eGFR from the Fresenius Medical Care-CKD Registry were analyzed to determine trends in clinical and laboratory parameters through the time of transition from 12 months pre-dialysis start to 12 months post-dialysis start...
November 17, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149433/predictive-values-of-pulse-pressure-variation-and-stroke-volume-variation-for-fluid-responsiveness-in-patients-with-pneumoperitoneum
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Marko Zlicar, Vesna Novak-Jankovic, Rok Blagus, Maurizio Cecconi
Animal studies suggest that dynamic predictors remain useful in patients with pneumoperitoneum, but human data is conflicting. Our aim was to determine predictive values of pulse pressure variation (PPV) and stroke volume variation (SVV) in patients with pneumoperitoneum using LiDCORapid™ haemodynamic monitor. Standardised fluid challenges of colloid were administered to patients undergoing laparoscopic procedures, one fluid challenge per patient. Intra-abdominal pressure was automatically held at 12 mmHg...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149289/rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-treated-in-trial-and-real-world-settings-comparison-of-randomized-trials-with-registries
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Gablu Kilcher, Noemi Hummel, Eva M Didden, Matthias Egger, Stephan Reichenbach
Objective: To investigate whether patients with RA enrolled in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies may differ in terms of characteristics that could modify treatment effects, leading to an efficacy-effectiveness gap. Methods: We conducted systematic literature reviews to identify RCTs and observational studies with RA, treated with rituximab, tocilizumab or etanercept. We extracted baseline characteristics and compared the data of RCTs and observational studies using fixed-effects meta-analyses for the RCTs and random-effects meta-analyses for the observational studies...
November 14, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149219/characterization-and-classification-of-lupus-patients-based-on-plasma-thermograms
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Nichola C Garbett, Guy N Brock, Jonathan B Chaires, Chongkham S Mekmaysy, Lynn DeLeeuw, Kathy L Sivils, John B Harley, Brad H Rovin, K B Kulasekera, Wael N Jarjour
OBJECTIVE: Plasma thermograms (thermal stability profiles of blood plasma) are being utilized as a new diagnostic approach for clinical assessment. In this study, we investigated the ability of plasma thermograms to classify systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients versus non SLE controls using a sample of 300 SLE and 300 control subjects from the Lupus Family Registry and Repository. Additionally, we evaluated the heterogeneity of thermograms along age, sex, ethnicity, concurrent health conditions and SLE diagnostic criteria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149187/epidemiology-and-impact-on-all-cause-mortality-of-sepsis-in-norwegian-hospitals-a-national-retrospective-study
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Siri Tandberg Knoop, Steinar Skrede, Nina Langeland, Hans Kristian Flaatten
BACKGROUND: Although sepsis is the leading cause of death from infection, there are few population-level epidemiological sepsis reports. The impact of sepsis-related deaths on all-cause hospital mortality is insufficiently described, in particular in Europe where data are non-existent. The objective of this study was to provide nationwide epidemiological results on sepsis hospitalizations in Norway and to estimate sepsis' contribution to overall hospital mortality in a European setting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149135/oncology-qualified-clinical-data-registry-a-patient-centered-symptom-focused-framework-to-guide-quality-improvement%C3%A2
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Deborah Struth
The Oncology Nursing Society is the steward of seven patient-centered, symptom-focused custom quality measures that have been codified into electronic format to facilitate extraction of data from the electronic health record. Because quality measurement is the cornerstone of the Quality Payment Program for providers in the pay-for-value framework, oncology nurses must be engaged in the quality measurement and improvement activities within their practice sites.
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December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148403/treatment-patterns-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-after-discontinuation-of-methotrexate-data-from-the-ontario-best-practices-research-initiative-obri
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Janet E Pope, Emmanouil Rampakakis, Mohammad Movahedi, Angela Cesta, Xiuying Li, Sandra Couto, John S Sampalis, Claire Bombardier
OBJECTIVES: In active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX), guidelines support adding or switching to another conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (csDMARD) and/or a biologic DMARD (bDMARD). The purpose of this analysis was to describe treatment practices in routine care and to evaluate determinants of regimen selection after MTX discontinuation. METHODS: Biologic-naïve patients in the Ontario Best Practice Research Initiatives registry discontinuing MTX due to primary/secondary failure, adverse events, or patient/physician decision were included...
October 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148247/does-the-severity-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-impact-outcomes-of-mitraclip-therapy-how-low-is-too-low
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EDITORIAL
Mehmet Cilingiroglu, Abdul Hakeem
Percutaneous mitral valve repair for symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation has rapidly evolved as a viable therapeutic option for high-surgical risk patients. Both randomized clinical studies as well as real world registry data have demonstrated significant improvement in severity of MR and clinical outcomes. In carefully selected patients with severely reduced left ventricular systolic function and severe symptomatic MR, Mitraclip therapy seems to show promise.
November 15, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148174/prehospital-transfusion-of-red-cell-concentrates-in-a-paramedic-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Stefan Heschl, Emily Andrew, Anthony de Wit, Stephen Bernard, Marcus Kennedy, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: The optimal volume and type of intravenous fluid for the treatment of blood loss in the prehospital setting is controversial. The use of red cell concentrates (RCCs) may be associated with improved outcomes; however, the administration of blood products is limited to physicians in many jurisdictions. We sought to describe the characteristics of RCC transfusions in a paramedic-staffed helicopter emergency medical system in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases where paramedics consulted the responsible physician for approval of RCC transfusion between July 2011 and December 2015 in Victoria, Australia...
November 17, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148142/outcomes-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-due-to-unprotected-left-main-thrombosis-the-asia-pacific-left-main-st-elevation-registry-aster
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Jonathan Yap, Gagan D Singh, Jung-Sun Kim, Krishan Soni, Kelvin Chua, Alvin Neo, Choong Hou Koh, Ehrin J Armstrong, Stephen W Waldo, Kendrick A Shunk, Reginald I Low, Myeong-Ki Hong, Yangsoo Jang, Khung Keong Yeo
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies of ULM STEMI have been confined to small cohorts. Recent registry data with larger patient cohorts have shown contrasting results. We aim to study the outcomes of patients with unprotected left main (ULM) ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: The Asia-pacific left main ST-Elevation Registry (ASTER) is a multicenter retrospective registry involving 4 sites in Singapore, South Korea, and the United States...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148038/visual-field-defect-after-ischemic-stroke-impact-on-mortality
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K M Sand, H Naess, L Thomassen, J M Hoff
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the impact of visual field defects (VFD) on mortality in ischemic stroke patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with acute infarction and a clinically detected VFD from February 2006 to December 2013 in the NORSTROKE Registry (n = 506) were included and compared with ischemic stroke patients with normal visual fields (n = 2041). A record of patients who had died per ultimo April 2015 was obtained from the central registry at Haukeland University Hospital...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148001/an-arterioarterial-prosthetic-graft-as-an-alternative-option-for-haemodialysis-access-a-systematic-review
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Matthew J Grima, Bianca Vriens, Peter J Holt, Eric Chemla
INTRODUCTION: All arteriovenous fistula/grafts options should be exhausted before haemodialysis is carried out via central venous catheters (CVC). CVCs carry high morbidity and mortality risks and in some patients, the central veins could be exhausted. In these patients, an arterioarterial prosthetic loop (AAPL) or straight graft can be the only option for haemodialysis. A systematic review was thus carried out to look at the use of arterioarterial graft for haemodialysis, with regards to dialysis adequacy, complications, and patency rates...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147897/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-with-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-achieves-better-outcomes-than-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-alone-a-comparative-study
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Giuseppe Salamone, Leo Licari, Giovanni Guercio, Albert Comelli, Mirko Mangiapane, Nicolò Falco, Roberta Tutino, Noemi Bagarella, Sofia Campanella, Calogero Porrello, Roberto Gullo, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) permits the application of damage control surgery principles when abdominal trauma, sepsis, severe acute peritonitis and abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS) occur. METHODS: Non-traumatic patients treated with OA between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified in a prospective database, and the data collected were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' records were collected from charts and the surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) registries...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147787/a-lower-eicosapentaenoic-acid-arachidonic-acid-ratio-is-associated-with-in-hospital-fatal-arrhythmic-events-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-j-minuet-substudy
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Takuya Hashimoto, Junya Ako, Koichi Nakao, Yukio Ozaki, Kazuo Kimura, Teruo Noguchi, Satoshi Yasuda, Satoru Suwa, Kazuteru Fujimoto, Yasuharu Nakama, Takashi Morita, Wataru Shimizu, Yoshihiko Saito, Atsushi Hirohata, Yasuhiro Morita, Teruo Inoue, Atsunori Okamura, Masaaki Uematsu, Kazuhito Hirata, Kengo Tanabe, Yoshisato Shibata, Mafumi Owa, Kenichi Tsujita, Hiroshi Funayama, Nobuaki Kokubu, Ken Kozuma, Shirou Uemura, Tetsuya Toubaru, Keijirou Saku, Shigeru Ohshima, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Hisao Ogawa, Masaharu Ishihara
The ratio of serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to arachidonic acid (AA) is significantly associated with long-term clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, it has not been conclusively demonstrated that higher serum EPA/AA ratio fares better clinical outcomes in the early phase of AMI. The Japanese registry of acute Myocardial INfarction diagnosed by Universal dEfiniTion (J-MINUET) is a prospective multicenter registry conducted in 28 Japanese medical institutions between July 2012 and March 2014...
November 16, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147166/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Yutaka Takayama
Objective: To assess medical economic adequacy of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Methods: Cost-utility analysis. A total of 21 patients with AAA treated at Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital in 2014 were divided into non-ruptured EVAR (Group E) and open surgery (OS) (Group O), and ruptured OS (Group R) groups, and hospital costs were aggregated with a medical accounting system. Mid-level hospital costs were estimated by a diagnosis-procedure-combination analysis system...
September 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146875/risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-short-run-atrial-tachyarrhythmia
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Shinya Yamada, Chin-Yu Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Tze-Fan Chao, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Li-Wei Lo, Fa-Po Chung, Yu-Feng Hu, Ta-Chuan Tuan, Jo-Nan Liao, Abigail Louise D Te, Yao-Ting Chang, Ting-Yung Chang, Cheng-I Wu, Satoshi Higa, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The risk of stroke in patients with short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia (AT) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between short-run AT and the stroke and the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for the risk stratification. METHODS: From the registry of 24-hour Holter monitoring, 5342 subjects without known atrial fibrillation or stroke were enrolled. Short-run AT was defined as episodes of supraventricular ectopic beats <5 seconds...
November 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146830/mechanical-thrombectomy-performs-similarly-in-real-world-practice-a-2016-nationwide-study-from-the-czech-republic
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Ondrej Volny, Antonin Krajina, Silvie Belaskova, Michal Bar, Petra Cimflova, Roman Herzig, Daniel Sanak, Ales Tomek, Martin Köcher, Miloslav Rocek, Radek Padr, Filip Cihlar, Miroslava Nevsimalova, Lubomir Jurak, Roman Havlicek, Martin Kovar, Petr Sevcik, Vladimir Rohan, Jan Fiksa, Bijoy K Menon, Robert Mikulik
BACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have proven mechanical thrombectomy (MT) to be a highly effective and safe treatment in acute stroke. The purpose of this study was to compare neurothrombectomy data from the Czech Republic (CR) with data from the HERMES meta-analysis. METHODS: Available nationwide data for the CR from 2016 from the Safe Implementation of Treatments in Stroke-Thrombectomy (SITS-TBY) registry for patients with terminal internal carotid artery (ICA) and/or middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions were compared with data from HERMES...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146700/phenotypic-spectrum-of-children-with-nephronophthisis-and-related-ciliopathies
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Jens König, Birgitta Kranz, Sabine König, Karl Peter Schlingmann, Andrea Titieni, Burkhard Tönshoff, Sandra Habbig, Lars Pape, Karsten Häffner, Matthias Hansen, Anja Büscher, Martin Bald, Heiko Billing, Raphael Schild, Ulrike Walden, Tobias Hampel, Hagen Staude, Magdalena Riedl, Norbert Gretz, Martin Lablans, Carsten Bergmann, Friedhelm Hildebrandt, Heymut Omran, Martin Konrad
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Genetic heterogeneity and phenotypic variability are major challenges in familial nephronophthisis and related ciliopathies. To date, mutations in 20 different genes (NPHP1 to -20) have been identified causing either isolated kidney disease or complex multiorgan disorders. In this study, we provide a comprehensive and detailed characterization of 152 children with a special focus on extrarenal organ involvement and the long-term development of ESRD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We established an online-based registry (www...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146669/relationships-between-baseline-q-waves-time-from-symptom-onset-and-clinical-outcomes-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-insights-from-the-vital-heart-response-registry
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Yinggan Zheng, Kevin R Bainey, Benjamin D Tyrrell, Neil Brass, Paul W Armstrong, Robert C Welsh
BACKGROUND: Using a comprehensive ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction registry, we evaluated the relationships of baseline Q waves, time from symptom onset, and reperfusion strategy with in-hospital clinical outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction patients from a defined health region were classified by the presence of baseline Q waves and additionally into primary percutaneous coronary intervention, fibrinolysis, or no reperfusion...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
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