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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104669/sex-specific-outcomes-with-addition-of-defibrillation-to-resynchronisation-therapy-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Rudolf Duehmke, Serge Boveda, Eloi Marijon, Christian Reitan, Rasmus Borgquist, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Claude Deharo, Iannish Sadien, Kiran Patel, Khang-Li Looi, David Begley, Anthony W Chow, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Sharad Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: Among primary prevention patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the impact of additional implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment on outcomes and its interaction with sex remains uncertain. We aim to assess whether the addition of the ICD functionality to CRT devices offers a more pronounced survival benefit in men compared with women, as previous research has suggested. METHODS: Observational multicentre cohort study of 5307 consecutive patients with ischaemic or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy and no history of sustained ventricular arrhythmias having CRT implantation with (cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), n=4037) or without (cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker (CRT-P), n=1270) defibrillator functionality...
January 19, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101970/neuropeptide-y-resists-excess-loss-of-fat-by-lipolysis-in-calorie-restricted-mice-a-trait-potential-for-the-life-extending-effect-of-calorie-restriction
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Seongjoon Park, Toshimitsu Komatsu, Sang Eun Kim, Katsuya Tanaka, Hiroko Hayashi, Ryoichi Mori, Isao Shimokawa
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is an orexigenic peptide that plays an essential role in caloric restriction (CR)-mediated lifespan extension. However, the mechanisms underlying the NPY-mediated effects in CR are poorly defined. Here, we report that NPY deficiency in male mice during CR increases mortality in association with lipodystrophy. NPY(-/-) mice displayed a rapid decrease in body weight and fat mass, as well as increased lipolysis during CR. These alterations in fat regulation were inhibited by the lipolysis inhibitor, acipimox, a treatment associated with reduced mortality...
January 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095343/patient-tailored-management-of-an-asymptomatic-massive-substernal-goiter-presenting-as-brachiocephalic-vein-occlusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-sternotomy-indications
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Eleftherios Chouliaras, Konstantinos Katis, Stavros Samaras, Stavros Daliakopoulos, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Substernal goiters are characterized by the protrusion of at least 50% of the thyroid mass below the level of the thoracic inlet. Still their definition is controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: The case refers to a 44year old male who presented to our department due to swelling and a feeling of 'heaviness' of his left upper extremity for the past 6 months. CT scan revealed a massive substernal goiter extending to the great vessels. Intraoperatively, a median sternotomy was performed due to the size of the gland and the close adhesion of the isthmus and lower left thyroid lobe to the brachiocephalic vein...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077469/risk-factors-for-excess-mortality-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-diseases
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Jose Maria Oliver, Pastora Gallego, Ana Elvira Gonzalez, Diego Garcia-Hamilton, Pablo Avila, Raquel Yotti, Ignacio Ferreira, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles
AIMS: To examine factors related to excess mortality in a cohort of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a survival analysis using prospective data of 3311 adults with CHD [50.5% males, median age at entry 22.5 years (IQR 18-39), median follow-up time 10.5 years (IQR: 4.4-18)]. Survival status of each patient was further verified by cross checking with the Spanish National Death Index. During a total follow-up of 37608 person-years, 336 (10%) patients died...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062643/visualising-and-quantifying-excess-deaths-in-scotland-compared-with-the-rest-of-the-uk-and-the-rest-of-western-europe
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Jon Minton, Richard Shaw, Mark A Green, Laura Vanderbloemen, Frank Popham, Gerry McCartney
BACKGROUND: Scotland has higher mortality rates than the rest of Western Europe (rWE), with more cardiovascular disease and cancer among older adults; and alcohol-related and drug-related deaths, suicide and violence among younger adults. METHODS: We obtained sex, age-specific and year-specific all-cause mortality rates for Scotland and other populations, and explored differences in mortality both visually and numerically. RESULTS: Scotland's age-specific mortality was higher than the rest of the UK (rUK) since 1950, and has increased...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054207/mortality-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-the-30-year-university-of-minnesota-experience
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Nathan J Rodgers, Alexander M Kaizer, Weston P Miller, Kyle D Rudser, Paul J Orchard, Elizabeth A Braunlin
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mucopolysaccharidosis IH (MPS IH, Hurler syndrome) naturally leads to death within the first decade of life, primarily from cardiac and pulmonary causes. To determine how hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has altered mortality, we analyzed our institution's 30-year experience of patients with MPS IH undergoing HSCT. METHODS: Using chart review and the National Death Index, we determined survival status of 134 patients (males = 69) with MPS IH transplanted between 9/16/1983 and 7/25/2013 on 12/31/2013...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035629/cost-effectiveness-of-different-population-screening-strategies-for-hereditary-haemochromatosis-in-australia
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Barbara de Graaff, Amanda Neil, Lei Si, Kwang Chien Yee, Kristy Sanderson, Lyle Gurrin, Andrew J Palmer
INTRODUCTION: Amongst populations of northern European ancestry, HFE-associated haemochromatosis is a common genetic disorder characterised by iron overload. In the absence of treatment, excess iron is stored in parenchymal tissues, causing morbidity and mortality. Population screening programmes may increase early diagnosis and reduce associated disease. No contemporary health economic evaluation has been published for Australia. The objective of this study was to identify cost-effective screening strategies for haemochromatosis in the Australian setting...
December 29, 2016: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029598/perioperative-outcome-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-high-risk-patients
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Yves Borbély, Olivier Juilland, Julia Altmeier, Dino Kröll, Philipp C Nett
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients with excessive concomitant disease carry a significantly increased perioperative risk. Although they may benefit most from a bariatric intervention, they are often denied surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG), as it is less complication-prone than other bariatric procedures, suits the needs of those patients. OBJECTIVE: To review the short-term outcome of LSG for high-risk patients SETTING: University hospital, Switzerland...
August 26, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992416/genome-wide-association-analyses-of-sleep-disturbance-traits-identify-new-loci-and-highlight-shared-genetics-with-neuropsychiatric-and-metabolic-traits
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Jacqueline M Lane, Jingjing Liang, Irma Vlasac, Simon G Anderson, David A Bechtold, Jack Bowden, Richard Emsley, Shubhroz Gill, Max A Little, Annemarie I Luik, Andrew Loudon, Frank A J L Scheer, Shaun M Purcell, Simon D Kyle, Deborah A Lawlor, Xiaofeng Zhu, Susan Redline, David W Ray, Martin K Rutter, Richa Saxena
Chronic sleep disturbances, associated with cardiometabolic diseases, psychiatric disorders and all-cause mortality, affect 25-30% of adults worldwide. Although environmental factors contribute substantially to self-reported habitual sleep duration and disruption, these traits are heritable and identification of the genes involved should improve understanding of sleep, mechanisms linking sleep to disease and development of new therapies. We report single- and multiple-trait genome-wide association analyses of self-reported sleep duration, insomnia symptoms and excessive daytime sleepiness in the UK Biobank (n = 112,586)...
December 19, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992361/risk-factors-that-affect-metabolic-health-status-in-obese-children
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Selin Elmaogullari, Fatma Demirel, Nihal Hatipoglu
BACKGROUND: While some obese children are metabolically healthy (MHO), some have additional health problems, such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hepatosteatosis, which increase mortality and morbidity related to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) during adulthood. These children are metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) children. In this study we assessed the factors that affect metabolic health in obesity and the clinical and laboratory findings that distinguish between MHO and MUO children...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988968/premature-mortality-of-epilepsy-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review-from-the-mortality-task-force-of-the-international-league-against-epilepsy
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Francis Levira, David J Thurman, Josemir W Sander, W Allen Hauser, Dale C Hesdorffer, Honorati Masanja, Peter Odermatt, Giancarlo Logroscino, Charles R Newton
To determine the magnitude of risk factors and causes of premature mortality associated with epilepsy in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We conducted a systematic search of the literature reporting mortality and epilepsy in the World Bank-defined LMICs. We assessed the quality of the studies based on representativeness; ascertainment of cases, diagnosis, and mortality; and extracted data on standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) and mortality rates in people with epilepsy. We examined risk factors and causes of death...
January 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986584/bariatric-surgery-in-morbidly-obese-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-systematic-review
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Saeed Shoar, Sayed Shahabuddin Hoseini, Mohammad Naderan, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Fung Ying Man, Nasrin Shoar, Motahar Hosseini, Shahram Bagheri-Hariri
BACKGROUNDS: With increased prevalence of obesity, the number of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients suffering from morbid obesity has raised. It is not clear yet if bariatric surgery is a safe and effective option in this population. OBJECTIVES: Our systematic review aims to summarize the available literature on the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients with IBD. SETTING: University hospital, Iran. METHODS: A PubMed/MEDLINE search was performed to identify studies reporting the outcome of morbidly obese IBD patients...
October 25, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960212/severity-assessment-and-the-immediate-and-long-term-prognosis-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Martin Kolditz, Dionne Braeken, Santiago Ewig, Gernot Rohde
Severity assessment is a crucial step in the initial management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). While approximately half of patients are at low risk of death and can be safely treated as outpatients, around 20% are at increased risk. While CURB-65 (confusion, respiratory rate, blood pressure, urea) and pneumonia severity index (PSI) scores are equally useful as an adjunct to clinical judgment to identify patients at low risk, the so-called minor American Thoracic Society/Infectious Diseases Society of America criteria are predictive of patients in need of intensified treatment (i...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929669/fgf23-is-not-required-to-regulate-fetal-phosphorus-metabolism-but-exerts-effects-within-12-hours-after-birth
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Yue Ma, Beth J Kirby, Nicholas A Fairbridge, Andrew C Karaplis, Beate Lanske, Christopher S Kovacs
Loss of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) causes hyperphosphatemia, extraskeletal calcifications, and early mortality; excess FGF23 causes hypophosphatemia with rickets or osteomalacia. However, FGF23 may not be important during fetal development. FGF23 deficiency (Fgf23 null) and FGF23 excess (Phex null) did not alter fetal phosphorus or skeletal parameters. In this study we further tested our hypothesis that FGF23 is not essential for fetal phosphorus regulation but becomes important after birth. Although co-receptor Klotho null adults have extremely high FGF23 concentrations, intact FGF23 was normal in Klotho null fetuses, as were fetal phosphorus and skeletal parameters, and placental and renal expression of FGF23 target genes...
December 8, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919929/interleukin-37-and-dendritic-cells-treated-with-interleukin-37-plus-troponin-i-ameliorate-cardiac-remodeling-after-myocardial-infarction
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Ruirui Zhu, Haitao Sun, Kunwu Yu, Yucheng Zhong, Huairui Shi, Yuzhen Wei, Xin Su, Wenbin Xu, Quan Luo, Fangyuan Zhang, Zhengfeng Zhu, Kai Meng, Xiaoqi Zhao, Yuzhou Liu, Yi Mao, Peng Cheng, Xiaobo Mao, Qiutang Zeng
BACKGROUND: Excessive immune-mediated inflammatory reactions play a deleterious role in postinfarction ventricular remodeling. Interleukin-37 (IL-37) emerges as an inhibitor of both innate and adaptive immunity. However, the exact role of IL-37 and IL-37 plus troponin I (TnI)-treated dendritic cells (DCs) in ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI) remains elusive. METHODS AND RESULTS: MI was induced by permanent ligation of the left anterior descending artery...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919146/-cancer-mortality-of-residents-near-a-steel-factory-in-udine-friuli-venezia-giulia-region-northern-italy
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Luigi Castriotta, Anica Casetta, Fabio Barbone
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate the association between distance of residence from a steel factory, a point source of air pollution within an industrial area in Udine (Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Northern Italy), and cancer mortality. DESIGN: retrospective study. To evaluate the association between mortality rates and distance from the source, a Stone test analysis for all cases occurred in the entire area was conducted. The significance level was determined using Monte Carlo simulations...
November 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919060/estimation-of-quantitative-levels-of-diesel-exhaust-exposure-and-the-health-impact-in-the-contemporary-australian-mining-industry
#17
Susan Peters, Nicholas de Klerk, Alison Reid, Lin Fritschi, Aw Bill Musk, Roel Vermeulen
OBJECTIVES: To estimate quantitative levels of exposure to diesel exhaust expressed by elemental carbon (EC) in the contemporary mining industry and to describe the excess risk of lung cancer that may result from those levels. METHODS: EC exposure has been monitored in Western Australian miners since 2003. Mixed-effects models were used to estimate EC levels for five surface and five underground occupation groups (as a fixed effect) and specific jobs within each group (as a random effect)...
November 15, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903471/bovine-pericardium-as-new-technical-option-for-in-situ-reconstruction-of-aortic-graft-infection
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Brigitta Lutz, Christian Reeps, Gabor Biro, Christoph Knappich, Alexander Zimmermann, Hans-Henning Eckstein
BACKGROUND: Alloplastic aortic graft infection is a devastating complication following aortic surgery. It is associated with excessively high mortality and morbidity caused by anastomotic rupture or septicemia. Many authors consider in situ replacement after complete surgical graft removal as the method of choice. However, there is an ongoing debate about the most suitable material for reconstruction. We present our first experiences with replacing the descending and infrarenal aorta using custom-made bovine pericardium grafts...
November 27, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895905/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-at-a-bariatric-unit-in-south-africa
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Chrysis Sofianos, Constantinos Sofianos
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity over the years as a standalone procedure. In 2014, it was the most rapidly growing bariatric procedure. The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes of LSG at a single bariatric unit in Johannesburg, South Africa, using the Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS) standardised scoring. METHODS: A retrospective record review and analysis was carried out using data collected from patients who had LSGs...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859564/excess-mortality-in-the-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Meritxell Nomdedeu, Arturo Pereira, Fernando Ramos, David Valcárcel, Dolors Costa, Montserrat Arnan, Xavier Calvo, Helena Pomares, Elisa Luño, María Díaz-Campelo, Rosa Collado, Raquel de Paz, José-Francisco Falantes, Carme Pedro, Josefa Marco, Itziar Oirtzabal, Joaquín Sánchez-García, Mar Tormo, María-Teresa Cedena, Benet Nomdedeu, Guillermo Sanz
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the commonest hematologic malignancies in the elderly. Since many patients with MDS actually die from age-related ailments, the very disease burden of MDS remains largely unknown. This registry-based study was aimed at investigating the excess mortality attributable to MDS. We analyzed 7,408 adult patients diagnosed with primary MDS from 1980 to 2014. Excess mortality was estimated by comparing the patients' survival with that expected in the matched general population. Median age of patients was 74 years, 58% were males, and 65% belonged to the lower risk categories of the Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R)...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
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