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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521888/clinical-significance-of-lipid-rich-plaque%C3%A2-detected-by-optical-coherence%C3%A2-tomography-a%C3%A2-4-year-follow-up-study
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Lei Xing, Takumi Higuma, Zhao Wang, Aaron D Aguirre, Kyoichi Mizuno, Masamichi Takano, Harold L Dauerman, Seung-Jung Park, Yangsoo Jang, Chong-Jin Kim, Soo-Joong Kim, So-Yeon Choi, Tomonori Itoh, Shiro Uemura, Harry Lowe, Darren L Walters, Peter Barlis, Stephen Lee, Amir Lerman, Catalin Toma, Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Erika Yamamoto, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jiannan Dai, Thomas Zanchin, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Hang Lee, James Fujimoto, Valentin Fuster, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Lipid-rich plaque (LRP) is thought to be a precursor to cardiac events. However, its clinical significance in coronary arteries has never been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence and clinical significance of LRP in the nonculprit region of the target vessel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: The study included 1,474 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries undergoing PCI, who had optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the target vessel...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515106/direct-comparison-of-2-rule-out-strategies-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-2-h-accelerated-diagnostic-protocol-vs-2-h-algorithm
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Karin Wildi, Louise Cullen, Raphael Twerenbold, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini-Giménez, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Patrick Badertscher, Karin Grimm, Nikola Kozhuharov, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Katharina Rentsch, Jens Lohrmann, Wanda Kloos, Andreas Buser, Tobias Reichlin, John Pickering, Martin Than, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: We compared 2 high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based 2-h strategies in patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to the emergency department (ED): the 2-h accelerated diagnostic protocol (2h-ADP) combining hs-cTn, electrocardiogram, and a risk score, and the 2-h algorithm exclusively based on hs-cTn concentrations and their absolute changes. METHODS: Analyses were performed in 2 independent diagnostic cohorts [European Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation (APACE) study, Australian-New Zealand 2-h Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol to Assess patients with chest Pain symptoms using contemporary Troponins as the only biomarker (ADAPT) study] employing hs-cTnT (Elecsys) and hs-cTnI (Architect)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513852/effect-of-pentoxifylline-in-ameliorating-myocardial-injury-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-thrombolytic-therapy-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hossein Namdar, Rasoul Zohori, Naser Aslanabadi, Taher Entezari-Maleki
Cell death following acute myocardial infarction (MI) is the hallmark pathology of cardiovascular disease, leading to considerable mortality and morbidity. Platelet and neutrophil activation and inflammatory cytokines, prominently TNF-α, play an important role in the development of cell death. Because pentoxifylline inhibits platelet and neutrophil activation and reduces TNF-α, this study was performed to assess the potential benefit of pentoxifylline in the reduction of myocardial injury following acute MI...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511772/transcoronary-concentration-gradient-of-microrna-133a-and-outcome-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Roberta De Rosa, Salvatore De Rosa, David Leistner, Jes-Niels Boeckel, Till Keller, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Stefanie Dimmeler, Andreas M Zeiher
Circulating levels of microRNA (miR)-133a are increased in patients with coronary atherosclerotic disease (CAD). Whether the cardiac release of this miR provides any prognostic information in patients with CAD is currently unknown. We aimed to investigate if changes in concentration of miR-133a trough the coronary circulation may be associated with patients' cardiovascular outcome. We enrolled 111 patients (82 with stable CAD and 29 with acute coronary syndromes [ACS]) who underwent coronary angiography. Circulating levels of miR-133a were measured across the transcoronary circulation...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509568/low-body-weight-and-clinical-outcomes-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-results-of-the-achilles-registry
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José Miguel Rivera-Caravaca, Juan M Ruiz-Nodar, Antonio Tello-Montoliu, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor, Andrea Veliz-Martínez, Esteban Orenes-Piñero, Mariano Valdés, Vicente Pernias-Escrig, Miriam Sandin-Rollán, Nuria Vicente-Ibarra, Manuel J Macías-Villanego, Elena Candela-Sánchez, Teresa Lozano, Luna Carrillo-Alemán, Francisco Marín
BACKGROUND: Being overweight increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality. However, among high-body-weight patients with established acute coronary syndrome (ACS) this evidence is not clear. In this scenario, a low body weight (LBW) has been proposed to confer higher prognostic risk and higher bleeding risk with new P2Y12 inhibitors. AIMS: We aimed to examine differences in mortality, catheterizations/revascularizations, antiplatelet therapy and ischemic/bleeding adverse events between ACS patients with LBW...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506113/the-occurrence-of-ryegrass-staggers-and-heat-stress-in-sheep-grazing-ryegrass-endophyte-associations-with-diverse-alkaloid-profiles
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L R Fletcher, S C Finch, B L Sutherland, G de Nicolo, W J Mace, C van Koten, D E Hume
AIMS: To compare ryegrass pastures infected with endophytes producing diverse alkaloids for their ability to cause ryegrass staggers in grazing sheep; to compare respiration rates and rectal temperatures of lambs after exposure to heat stress, and to compare liveweight gains during the study period. METHODS: Ryegrass pastures of cultivar Trojan infected with NEA endophytes, branded NEA2 (T-NEA2), endophyte-free Trojan (T-NIL), Samson infected with standard endophyte (S-STD), Samson infected with AR37 endophyte (S-AR37) and endophyte-free Samson (S-NIL), were grazed by lambs (n=30 per cultivar) for up to 48 days in February and March of 2012 and 2013...
May 16, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505639/review-targeting-sbp-lowering-to-%C3%A2-140-mm-hg-reduces-mace-more-than-targeting-sbp-to-%C3%A2-140-in-hypertensive-patients-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-65-y
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Peter W de Leeuw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504113/prognosis-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-treated-by-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tsuyoshi Nishiguchi, Atsushi Tanaka, Akira Taruya, Yuichi Ozaki, Mai Nakai, Ikuko Teraguchi, Shingo Ota, Akio Kuroi, Takeyoshi Kameyama, Takashi Yamano, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Matsuo, Yasushi Ino, Takashi Kubo, Takeshi Hozumi, Takashi Akasaka
BACKGROUND: Although about half of patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) face ongoing necrosis, conservative therapy is recommended due to a high complication rate in angiography-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to investigate clinical outcomes of SCAD treated by optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided PCI. METHODS: This study consisted of consecutive 306 patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent OCT-guided PCI...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502547/carotid-artery-stenting-is-associated-with-a-higher-incidence-of-major-adverse-clinical-events-than-carotid-endarterectomy-in-female-patients
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Kyla M Bennett, John E Scarborough
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach to carotid revascularization in female patients with carotid artery stenosis is widely debated. Information available is largely derived from clinical trials that include only highly selected patients. The goal of this study was to compare the early clinical outcomes in women who undergo carotid artery stenting (CAS) vs carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: Female patients undergoing CAS or CEA between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015, and who were included in the Procedure Targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were assessed for their incidence of early postoperative complications...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502245/involuntary-psychiatric-admissions-and-development-of-psychiatric-services-as-an-alternative-to-full-time-hospitalization-in-france
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Coralie Gandré, Jeanne Gervaix, Julien Thillard, Jean-Marc Macé, Jean-Luc Roelandt, Karine Chevreul
OBJECTIVE: The development of alternatives to full-time hospitalization in psychiatry is limited because consensus about the benefits of such alternatives is lacking. This study assessed whether the development of such alternatives in French psychiatric sectors was associated with a reduction in involuntary inpatient care, taking into account other factors that are potentially associated with involuntary admission. METHODS: Data on whether a patient had at least one involuntary full-time admission in 2012 were extracted from the French national discharge database for psychiatric care...
May 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500753/a-0h-1h-protocol-for-safe-early-discharge-of-chest-pain-patients
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Arash Mokhtari, Bertil Lindahl, Alexandru Schiopu, Troels Yndigegn, Ardavan Khoshnood, Patrik Gilje, Ulf Ekelund
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines recommend a 0h/1h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) diagnostic strategy in acute chest pain patients. There is however little data on the performance of this strategy when combined with clinical risk stratification. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of an accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) using the 0h/1h hs-cTnT strategy together with an adapted Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and ECG for ruling out major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500370/long-term-prognostic-performance-of-low-dose-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-with-prospective-electrocardiogram-triggering
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Olivier F Clerc, Basil P Kaufmann, Mathias Possner, Riccardo Liga, Jan Vontobel, Fran Mikulicic, Christoph Gräni, Dominik C Benz, Tobias A Fuchs, Julia Stehli, Aju P Pazhenkottil, Oliver Gaemperli, Philipp A Kaufmann, Ronny R Buechel
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term prognosis after low-dose 64-slice coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) using prospective electrocardiogram-triggering. METHODS: We included 434 consecutive patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease referred for low-dose CCTA. Patients were classified as normal, with non-obstructive or obstructive lesions, or previously revascularized. Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) was assessed in 223 patients. Follow-up was obtained regarding major adverse cardiac events (MACE): cardiac death, myocardial infarction and elective revascularization...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500087/feasibility-of-the-manchester-acute-coronary-syndromes-macs-decision-rule-to-safely-reduce-unnecessary-hospital-admissions-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Richard Body, Charles Boachie, Alex McConnachie, Simon Carley, Patricia Van Den Berg, Fiona E Lecky
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest that the Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes (MACS) decision rule can effectively 'rule out' and 'rule in' acute coronary syndromes (ACS) following a single blood test. In a pilot randomised controlled trial, we aimed to determine whether a large trial is feasible. METHODS: Patients presenting to two EDs with suspected cardiac chest pain were randomised to receive care guided by the MACS decision rule (intervention group) or standard care (controls)...
May 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498792/sex-differences-in-1-year-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Melissa M Farmer, Maggie A Stanislawski, Mary E Plomondon, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Nataria T Joseph, Lauren E Thompson, Jessica L Zuchowski, Stacie L Daugherty, Elizabeth M Yano, P Michael Ho
BACKGROUND: Advancements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for treating obstructive coronary artery disease have reduced major adverse events, including mortality. Yet, evidence as to whether women and men experience similar outcomes is mixed. The objective was to examine sex differences in 1-year major adverse cardiac outcomes for the national population of patients undergoing PCI at Veterans Health Administration (VA) cardiac catheterization laboratories. METHODS: All Veterans undergoing PCI at VA hospitals between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2013 (N = 64,757; Women = 1,040) were included...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496202/inhibition-of-jak-stat-signaling-reduces-the-activation-of-pancreatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro-and-limits-caerulein-induced-chronic-pancreatitis-in-vivo
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Hannah M Komar, Gregory Serpa, Claire Kerscher, Erin Schwoegl, Thomas A Mace, Ming Jin, Ming-Chen Yang, Ching-Shih Chen, Mark Bloomston, Michael C Ostrowski, Phil A Hart, Darwin L Conwell, Gregory B Lesinski
Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a fibro-inflammatory disease leading to pain, maldigestion, and pancreatic insufficiency. No therapeutic options exist due to a limited understanding of the biology of CP pathology. Recent findings implicate pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) as prominent mediators of inflammatory and fibrotic processes during CP. Here, we utilized primary and immortalized PSC obtained from mice and patients with CP or pancreatic cancer to examine the effect of Jak/STAT and MAPK pathway inhibition in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493646/validation-of-the-no-objective-testing-rule-and-comparison-to-the-heart-pathway
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Jason P Stopyra, Chadwick D Miller, Brian C Hiestand, Cedric W Lefebvre, Bret A Nicks, David M Cline, Kim L Askew, Robert F Riley, Gregory B Russell, James W Hoekstra, Simon A Mahler
BACKGROUND: The No Objective Testing Rule (NOTR) is a decision aid designed to safely identify Emergency Department (ED) patients with chest pain who do not require objective testing for coronary artery disease. OBJECTIVES: To validate the NOTR in a cohort of US ED patients with acute chest pain and compare its performance to the HEART Pathway. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 282 participants enrolled in the HEART Pathway Randomized Controlled Trial was conducted...
May 11, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490313/radial-vs-femoral-approach-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Matteo Nardin, Monica Verdoia, Lucia Barbieri, Alon Schaffer, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND: Substantial improvements have been achieved with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Nevertheless, bleeding still affects outcomes. The radial approach for PCI has shown important benefits on access site complications, but is still not achieving universal consensus as first choice in acute settings. Therefore, we performed a comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing radial vs femoral approach in PCI for ACS...
May 4, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488260/cessation-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-effects-on-clinical-outcome-in-adults
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Cécile A Robinson, Lars Huber, Christian Murer, Macé Schuurmans, Malcolm Kohler, Günther Hofbauer, Christian Benden
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been reported to be safe and the ultimate treatment option in lung transplant recipients with chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), the main overall cause of mortality in lung transplant recipients. However, ECP is not reimbursed in selected health jurisdictions, and reimbursement by health insurance providers is a major issue. In Switzerland, ECP is not recognised by the health authorities as a therapy option for CLAD; thus by the end of 2014, ECP had to be stopped in the majority of adult lung transplant recipients cared for at the University Hospital Zurich because of lack of continuous funding...
May 10, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488237/perioperative-bleeding-and-thrombotic-risks-in-patients-with-von-willebrand-disease
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Navdeep Gupta, Yu Guo, Sripal Bangalore, Jeffrey S Berger
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder that often manifests clinically with hemorrhage after invasive procedures. We investigated the association between a diagnosis of VWD and bleeding and thrombotic outcomes following major non-cardiac surgery in a large national database from the United States. Patients age ≥45 years requiring major non-cardiac surgery were identified from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample data. Von Willebrand disease, perioperative major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), thrombotic events, and hemorrhage were defined by ICD9 diagnosis codes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487704/a-combined-comparative-transcriptomic-metabolomic-and-anatomical-analyses-of-two-key-domestication-traits-pod-dehiscence-and-seed-dormancy-in-pea-pisum-sp
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Iveta Hradilová, Oldřich Trněný, Markéta Válková, Monika Cechová, Anna Janská, Lenka Prokešová, Khan Aamir, Nicolas Krezdorn, Björn Rotter, Peter Winter, Rajeev K Varshney, Aleš Soukup, Petr Bednář, Pavel Hanáček, Petr Smýkal
The origin of the agriculture was one of the turning points in human history, and a central part of this was the evolution of new plant forms, domesticated crops. Seed dispersal and germination are two key traits which have been selected to facilitate cultivation and harvesting of crops. The objective of this study was to analyze anatomical structure of seed coat and pod, identify metabolic compounds associated with water-impermeable seed coat and differentially expressed genes involved in pea seed dormancy and pod dehiscence...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
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