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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209375/suboptimal-achievement-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-targets-in-french-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-contemporary-data-from-the-dysis-ii-acs-chd-study
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Jean Ferrières, Maja Velkovski Rouyer, Dominik Lautsch, Veronica Ashton, Baishali M Ambegaonkar, Philippe Brudi, Anselm K Gitt
BACKGROUND: European guidelines recommend a low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) target of<1.8mmol/L (70mg/dL), and/or a≥50% reduction when the target level cannot be reached, for patients at very high cardiovascular risk, and high-potency lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) in patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIM: To document the prevalence of lipid abnormalities and the achievement of lipid targets among patients surviving an ACS and in patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD), using data from the DYSIS II study...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207887/platelet-monocyte-derived-and-tissue-factor-carrying-circulating-microparticles-are-related-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-severity
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Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Kristian Laake, Peder Myhre, Vibeke Bratseth, Harald Arnesen, Svein Solheim, Lina Badimon, Ingebjørg Seljeflot
OBJECTIVE: Circulating microparticles (cMPs) are phospholipid-rich vesicles released from cells when activated or injured, and contribute to the formation of intracoronary thrombi. Tissue factor (TF, CD142) is the main trigger of fibrin formation and TF-carrying cMPs are considered one of the most procoagulant cMPs. Similar types of atherosclerotic lesions may lead to different types of AMI, although the mechanisms behind are unresolved. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the phenotype of cMPs found in plasma of ACS patients and its relation to AMI severity and thrombotic burden...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188579/cardiac-biomarkers-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-from-history-to-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin
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REVIEW
Pankaj Garg, Paul Morris, Asma Lina Fazlanie, Sethumadhavan Vijayan, Balazs Dancso, Amardeep Ghosh Dastidar, Sven Plein, Christian Mueller, Philip Haaf
The role of cardiac troponins as diagnostic biomarkers of myocardial injury in the context of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is well established. Since the initial 1st-generation assays, 5th-generation high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) assays have been developed, and are now widely used. However, its clinical adoption preceded guidelines and even best practice evidence. This review summarizes the history of cardiac biomarkers with particular emphasis on hs-cTn. We aim to provide insights into using hs-cTn as a quantitative marker of cardiomyocyte injury to help in the differential diagnosis of coronary versus non-coronary cardiac diseases...
February 11, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151898/how-much-does-decompressive-laparotomy-reduce-the-mortality-rate-in-primary-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-a-single-center-prospective-study-on-66-patients
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Mircea Muresan, Simona Muresan, Klara Brinzaniuc, Septimiu Voidazan, Daniela Sala, Ovidiu Jimborean, Al Husseim Hussam, Tivadar Bara, Gabriel Popescu, Cristian Borz, Radu Neagoe
Contribution of decompressive laparotomy within the framework of the complex therapeutic algorithm of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is cited with an extremely heterogeneous percentage in terms of survival. The purpose of this study was to present new data regarding contribution of each therapeutic step toward decreasing the mortality of this syndrome.This is a longitudinal prospective study including 134 patients with risk factors for ACS. The intra-abdominal pressure was measured every hour indirectly based on transvesical approach and the appearance of organ dysfunction...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139897/oral-antiplatelet-agents-for-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-review-for-nurses-and-allied-healthcare-professionals
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REVIEW
Tania Gesheff, Cescelle Barbour
PURPOSE: We review the use of oral antiplatelet (OAP) therapies in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) management for nurse practitioners (NPs), focusing on current guideline recommendations. DATA SOURCES: Treatment guidelines and clinical articles from PubMed. CONCLUSIONS: Guidelines recommend that dual antiplatelet therapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor and aspirin be initiated for ACS management. The P2Y12 inhibitor clopidogrel has established efficacy, but is associated with suboptimal and delayed platelet inhibition and variability in response...
January 31, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137225/platelet-function-testing-a-role-for-personalised-therapy-in-coronary-disease
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Mohamed Farag, Diana A Gorog
Whilst there exist general guidelines regarding administration of antiplatelet therapy to prevent thrombotic events in patients with cardiovascular disease, the optimal therapy for a particular individuals in particular settings remains unclear. For patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the use of potent antiplatelet agent combinations is recommended. However, some patients continue to have thrombotic events or experience bleeding events, which have been linked to the widely known variability in individual response to antiplatelet therapy, particularly to clopidogrel...
January 26, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122932/greater-adherence-to-cancer-prevention-guidelines-is-associated-with-higher-circulating-concentrations-of-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-pooled-participants-from-2-chemoprevention-trials
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Lindsay N Kohler, Elizabeth A Hibler, Robin B Harris, Eyal Oren, Denise J Roe, Peter W Jurutka, Elizabeth T Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Several lifestyle factors targeted by the American Cancer Society (ACS) Nutrition and Physical Activity Cancer Prevention Guidelines are also associated with circulating concentrations of vitamin D metabolites. This suggests that greater adherence to the ACS guidelines may be related to better vitamin D status. OBJECTIVE: We examined the relation between adherence to the ACS guidelines and circulating concentrations of 2 vitamin D metabolites, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol [25(OH)D] and 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D]...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122661/venous-thromboembolic-events-how-low-can-you-go
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Caroline E Jones, Robert H Hollis, Allison A Gullick, Tyler Wahl, Joshua S Richman, Laura A Graham, Adam T Lucy, Daniel I Chu, Melanie S Morris
BACKGROUND: We evaluated postoperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) chemical prophylaxis adherence to assess the preventability of VTEs. METHODS: A case-control study was performed using the 2011-2015 ACS-NSQIP single institution database. Cases were identified as patients who experienced postoperative VTE within 30 days following surgery. Controls were matched 2:1 on procedure, age, and BMI. Association between inpatient chemical prophylaxis adherence and postoperative VTE was evaluated with conditional logistic regression...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104706/selecting-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-for-coronary-angiography-a-nationwide-clinical-vignette-study-in-the-netherlands
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Josien Engel, Judith M Poldervaart, Ineke van der Wulp, Johannes B Reitsma, Martine C de Bruijne, Jeroen J H Bunge, Maarten J Cramer, Wouter J Tietge, Ruben Uijlings, Cordula Wagner
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac guidelines recommend that the decision to perform coronary angiography (CA) in patients with Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (NST-ACS) is based on multiple factors. It is, however, unknown how cardiologists weigh these factors in their decision-making. The aim was to investigate the importance of different clinical characteristics, including information derived from risk scores, in the decision-making of Dutch cardiologists regarding performing CA in patients with suspected NST-ACS...
January 19, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103494/factors-associated-with-meeting-physical-activity-guidelines-by-adults-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
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Roger J Stancliffe, Lynda L Anderson
BACKGROUND: Many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have sedentary lifestyles. AIMS: (a) compare adults with IDD with the general adult population on adherence to U.S. physical activity (PA) guidelines, and (b) determine what factors predict adherence to PA guidelines by adults with IDD. METHODS: We compared adults with IDD from the 2011-2012 National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey (NCI-ACS) with the general U...
January 16, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089498/anticoagulants-in-ischemia-guided-management-of-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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REVIEW
Martin Mayer
BACKGROUND: The most recent joint guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) on the management of non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are a result of a substantial and considered undertaking, and those involved deserve much recognition for their efforts. However, the handling of anticoagulants seems somewhat inadequate, and this is a highly-relevant matter when managing NSTE-ACS. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: Among areas of potential uncertainty, emergency medicine professionals might still be left wondering about the particulars of anticoagulant therapy when pursuing ischemia-guided management of NSTE-ACS (that is, managing NSTE-ACS without an intent for early invasive measures, such as coronary angiography and revascularization)...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089153/temporal-trends-in-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-according-to-renal-function
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Mony Shuvy, Shmuel Chen, Dina Vorobeichik, Eilon Krashin, Nir Shlomo, Ilan Goldenberg, David Pereg
INTRODUCTION: Recent new therapeutic options have improved outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients. However, data regarding the incremental effect of the improved treatment on patients with renal dysfunction are limited. We sought to evaluate temporal trends in management and outcome of ACS patients according to renal function. METHODS: The study population consisted of all ACS patients enrolled in the Acute Coronary Syndromes Israeli Survey (ACSIS) during 2002-2013...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067454/concomitant-use-of-calcium-channel-blockers-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-and-re-hospitalization-for-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Chen-Yu Wang, Zhen-Fang Lin, Chii-Ming Lee, Yi-Wen Tsai, Ting-Ying Huang, Li-Jiuan Shen, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
BACKGROUND: Existing studies suggested that concomitant use of calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may interfere with the antiplatelet effect of clopidogrel. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of concomitant use of CCBs and clopidogrel on risks of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) re-hospitalization in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified 51 925 patients who were admitted for newly diagnosed ACS, received percutaneous coronary intervention, and used clopidogrel within 1 year after discharge...
January 9, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062620/application-of-cardiac-troponin-in-cardiovascular-diseases-other-than-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Increased cardiac troponin concentrations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) identify patients with ongoing cardiomyocyte necrosis who are at increased risk. However, with the use of more precise assays, cardiac troponin increases are commonly noted in other cardiovascular conditions as well. This has generated interest in the use of cardiac troponin for prognostic assessment and clinical management of these patients. In this review, we have summarized the data from studies investigating the implications of cardiac troponin concentrations in various acute and chronic conditions beyond ACS, i...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058865/impact-of-pharmacist-intervention-to-increase-compliance-with-guideline-directed-statin-therapy-during-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-hospitalization
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Robert K Tunney, Daniel C Johnson, Li Wang, Zachary L Cox
BACKGROUND: Despite evidence on poor adherence to guideline-directed statin therapy (GDST) following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), little information has been published on pharmacist-led statin pilot programs for secondary prevention. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the impact of a pharmacist intervention (PI) on GDST during an ACS hospitalization. METHODS: A historical control (HC) group consisting of 125 ACS hospitalizations was retrospectively identified, with prospective data of 113 patients captured over 6 months in the PI group...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054150/ki-67-labeling-index-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-of-the-lung-has-a-high-level-of-correspondence-between-biopsy-samples-and-surgical-specimens-when-strict-counting-guidelines-are-applied
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Alessandra Fabbri, Mara Cossa, Angelica Sonzogni, Mauro Papotti, Luisella Righi, Gaia Gatti, Patrick Maisonneuve, Barbara Valeri, Ugo Pastorino, Giuseppe Pelosi
Optimal histopathological analysis of biopsies from metastases of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the lung requires more than morphology only. Additional parameters such as Ki-67 labeling index are required for adequate diagnosis, but few studies have compared reproducibility of different counting protocols and modalities of reporting on biopsies of lung NET. We compared the results of four different manual counting techniques to establish Ki-67 LI. On 47 paired biopsies and surgical specimens from 22 typical carcinoids (TCs), 14 atypical carcinoids (ACs), six large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs), and five small cell carcinomas (SCCs) immunohistochemical staining of Ki-67 antigen was performed...
February 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052158/factors-associated-with-nontransfer-in-trauma-patients-meeting-american-college-of-surgeons-criteria-for-transfer-at-nontertiary-centers
#17
Quanhong Zhou, Matthew R Rosengart, Timothy R Billiar, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Joshua B Brown
Importance: Secondary triage from nontertiary centers is vital to trauma system success. It remains unclear what factors are associated with nontransfer among patients who should be considered for transfer to facilities providing higher-level care. Objective: To identify factors associated with nontransfer among patients meeting American College of Surgeons (ACS) guideline criteria for transfer from nontertiary centers. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was performed using multilevel logistic regression to ascertain factors associated with nontransfer from nontertiary centers, including demographics, injury characteristics, and center resources...
January 4, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040835/novel-ecg-changes-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-would-improvement-in-the-recognition-of-stemi-equivalents-affect-time-until-reperfusion
#18
Joshua Wall, Leigh D White, Astin Lee
Current guidelines recommend that patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) are treated with medical management alone, or in combination with coronary angiography within 24 h. Recent research suggests that NSTEMIs show angiographic evidence of complete occlusion at rates comparable to STEMIs, suggesting a subgroup of NSTEMI patients who require urgent angiography. Novel ECG changes, termed 'STEMI-equivalents', have been described as a way of identifying this subgroup. The aim of this study was to determine whether patients with STEMI-equivalent ECG changes experience similar degrees of myocardial damage, and would thus benefit from urgent PCI...
December 31, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017673/outcome-after-surgery-for-acute-aortic-dissection-influence-of-preoperative-antiplatelet-therapy-on-prognosis
#19
Raphaelle Avigael Chemtob, Hasse Moeller-Soerensen, Lene Holmvang, Peter Skov Olsen, Hanne Berg Ravn
OBJECTIVES: Outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is improved with dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Patients with acute aortic dissection type A (AAD) often present with similar symptoms and may therefore be prescribed DAPT before diagnosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of antiplatelet therapy (APT) prior to AAD surgery and patient outcome, including indications according to the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) recent guidelines. DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007934/should-the-1h-algorithm-for-rule-in-and-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-be-used-universally
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Filippo Crea, Allan S Jaffe, Paul O Collinson, Christian W Hamm, Bertil Lindahl, Nicholas L Mills, Kristian Thygesen, Christian Mueller, Carlo Patrono, Marco Roffi
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November 21, 2016: European Heart Journal
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