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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918546/systemic-effects-of-repeated-intraocular-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-diabetic-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Alicia Valverde-Megías, Pilar Cifuentes-Canorea, Jorge Ruiz-Medrano, Pablo Peña-García, Alicia Megías-Fresno, Juan Donate-López, Julián García-Feijoo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to evaluate the influence of repeated intraocular dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) injections on metabolic control in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of 165 type 2 diabetic patients starting Ozurdex treatment who received no less than three consecutive injections. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), serum creatinine, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides (TGs) were evaluated during 15 months of follow-up after Ozurdex treatment onset...
September 16, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912893/the-role-of-nitric-oxide-during-sonoreperfusion-of-microvascular-obstruction
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Francois T H Yu, Xucai Chen, Adam C Straub, John J Pacella
Rationale: Microembolization during PCI for acute myocardial infarction can cause microvascular obstruction (MVO). MVO severely limits the success of reperfusion therapies, is associated with additional myonecrosis, and is linked to worse prognosis, including death. We have shown, both in in vitro and in vivo models, that ultrasound (US) and microbubble (MB) therapy (termed "sonoreperfusion" or "SRP") is a theranostic approach that relieves MVO and restores perfusion, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be established...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895483/investigating-sexual-problems-psychological-distress-and-quality-of-life-in-female-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Mohsen Saffari, Chung-Ying Lin, Anders Broström, Jan Mårtensson, Dan Malm, Andrea Burri, Bengt Fridlund, Amir H Pakpour
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TSCM) has detrimental effects on both physical and psychological health of sufferers. However, little is known whether TSCM also affects sexual functioning in female patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate psychological distress (depression and anxiety), health-related quality of life, and sexual functioning in women with TSCM and compare them with women with acute myocardial infarction and with healthy controls...
October 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882733/-risk-of-fatal-non-fatal-events-in-patients-with-previous-coronary-heart-disease-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-treatment-with-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
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L Muñoz Olmo, J Juan Armas, J J Gomariz García
BACKGROUND: Primary Care is the fundamental axis of our health system and obliges us to be consistent with our prescriptions. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk and increased risk of all causes of death, as well as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with a previous myocardial infarction. Pain and cardiac patient management are 2 basic pillars in our daily activity, and we must know the limitations of NSAIDs in patients with established cardiovascular risk...
September 4, 2017: Semergen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864323/contemporary-determinants-of-delayed-benchmark-timelines-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-men-and-women
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Hilmi Alnsasra, Doron Zahger, Diklah Geva, Shlomi Matetzky, Roy Beigel, Zaza Iakobishvili, Ronny Alcalai, Shaul Atar, Avi Shimony
Treatment delays in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are related to increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, identifying determinants of delay may help reduce time to treatment. Importantly, limited data suggest that there may be sex-related disparities in benchmark timelines. Although guidelines advocate the use of the first medical contact (FMC) rather than hospital admission as the moment from which delays to treatment should be monitored, the latter is still often used for quality purposes...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861163/image-guided-stem-cells-with-functionalized-self-assembling-peptide-nanofibers-for-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-mouse-model
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Xiao Li, Ying-Ying Chen, Xiu-Mei Wang, Kai Gao, Yun-Zhou Gao, Jian Cao, Zhuo-Li Zhang, Jing Lei, Zheng-Yu Jin, Yi-Ning Wang
AIM: To investigate the survival of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and the therapeutic effect for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after co-transplantation with the functionalized self-assembling peptide nanofiber RAD/PRG or RAD/KLT. METHODS: AMI of balb/c mice was induced. Mice were randomly divided into four groups, and received treatment of phosphate buffered saline (PBS) (Group A), GFP/Fluc-BMSCs (Group B), GFP/Fluc-BMSCs + RAD/PRG (Group C), and GFP/Fluc-BMSCs + RAD/KLT (Group D), respectively...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854078/changes-in-treatment-patterns-and-incremental-health-care-utilization-due-to-p2y12-associated-complications-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Ami Vyas, Lori D Bash, Mehul D Patel, Ross J Simpson
BACKGROUND: P2Y12 antiplatelet therapy (APT) is highly efficacious in reducing the incidence of ischemic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS); however, it is associated with several adverse complications. Data on P2Y12-associated complications and adherence to APT are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics, frequency of P2Y12-associated complications, adherence and persistence to P2Y12 APT, and health care utilization among ACS patients on P2Y12 APT...
September 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845876/-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-italian-born-patients-and-immigrants-a-population-based-observational-study-using-health-administrative-data-of-the-emilia-romagna-region
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Jacopo Lenzi, Maria Pia Fantini, Vera Maria Avaldi, Maria Giovanna Pallotti, Paola Rucci, Angelo Fioritti, Giuseppe Di Pasquale
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in relation to country of origin. METHODS: The study population included patients living in the Emilia-Romagna Region and discharged from 2012 to 2014 with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (with [STEMI] and without ST-elevation). The study outcomes were: percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 48 hours of admission for STEMI, 30-day all-cause mortality, 1-year all-cause mortality, 1-year major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), and adherence to post-infarction medications...
September 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844989/acute-myocardial-infarction-changes-in-patient-characteristics-management-and-6-month-outcomes-over-a-period-of-20-years-in-the-fast-mi-program-french-registry-of-acute-st-elevation-or-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-1995-to-2015
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Etienne Puymirat, Tabassome Simon, Guillaume Cayla, Yves Cottin, Meyer Elbaz, Pierre Coste, Gilles Lemesle, Pascal Motreff, Batric Popovic, Khalife Khalife, Jean Noel Labeque, Thibault Perret, Christophe Le Ray, Laurent Orion, Bernard Jouve, Didier Blanchard, Patrick Peycher, Johanne Silvain, P Gabriel Steg, Patrick Goldstein, Pascal J Gueret, Loic Belle, Nadia Aissaoui, Jean Ferrières, Francois Schiele, Nicolas Danchin
Background -ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) management has evolved considerably over the past 2 decades. Little information on mortality trends in the most recent years is available. We assessed trends in characteristics, treatments, and outcomes for acute myocardial infarction in France between 1995 and 2015. Methods - We used data from 5 one-month registries, conducted 5 years apart, from 1995 to 2015, including 14 423 patients with acute myocardial infarction (59% STEMI) admitted to cardiac intensive care units in metropolitan France...
August 27, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844200/oxygen-therapy-in-suspected-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Robin Hofmann, Stefan K James, Tomas Jernberg, Bertil Lindahl, David Erlinge, Nils Witt, Gabriel Arefalk, Mats Frick, Joakim Alfredsson, Lennart Nilsson, Annica Ravn-Fischer, Elmir Omerovic, Thomas Kellerth, David Sparv, Ulf Ekelund, Rickard Linder, Mattias Ekström, Jörg Lauermann, Urban Haaga, John Pernow, Ollie Östlund, Johan Herlitz, Leif Svensson
Background The clinical effect of routine oxygen therapy in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction who do not have hypoxemia at baseline is uncertain. Methods In this registry-based randomized clinical trial, we used nationwide Swedish registries for patient enrollment and data collection. Patients with suspected myocardial infarction and an oxygen saturation of 90% or higher were randomly assigned to receive either supplemental oxygen (6 liters per minute for 6 to 12 hours, delivered through an open face mask) or ambient air...
August 28, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830813/nobiletin-attenuates-adverse-cardiac-remodeling-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-via-restoring-autophagy-flux
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Xiaoqian Wu, Dechong Zheng, Yuyan Qin, Zumei Liu, Guiping Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Lihuan Zeng, Zhenye Liang
Our previous study showed that autophagy flux was impaired with sustained heart ischemia, which exacerbated adverse cardiac remodeling after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Here we investigated whether Nobiletin, a citrus polymethoxylated flavonoids, could restore the autophagy flux and improve cardiac prognosis after AMI. AMI was induced by ligating left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in rats. Nobiletin improved the post-infarct cardiac dysfunction significantly and attenuated adverse cardiac remodeling...
October 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828021/effects-of-endothelial-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-improving-myocardial-function-in-a-sheep-animal-model
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Shahram Rabbani, Masoud Soleimani, Mohammad Sahebjam, Mohammad Imani, Seyed Mahdi Nassiri, Amir Atashi, Morteza Daliri Joupari, Ali Ghiaseddin, Mostafa Latifpour, Seyed Hossein Ahmadi Tafti
Background: Myocardial infarction is the main cause of death worldwide. Angiogenesis, a promising new therapy for the treatment of diffuse coronary artery disease, shows a poor response to conventional revascularization techniques. This study focused on improving myocardial function using endothelial cells (ECs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a sheep animal model. Methods: Acute myocardial infarction was induced in 18 sheep (12 treated cases and 6 controls). Autologous MSCs and ECs were injected in the infarcted area and the border zone...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826823/medication-use-in-long-term-survivors-from-the-monica-kora-myocardial-infarction-registry
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Ute Amann, Inge Kirchberger, Margit Heier, Christian Thilo, Bernhard Kuch, Christa Meisinger
BACKGROUND: Prior studies reported high guideline adherence for secondary prevention medications (SPM) at hospital discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Less is known about medication use in long-term AMI survivors. METHODS: Of the 2077 registered persons with an AMI between 2000 and 2008 who responded to a postal follow-up survey in 2011, 1311 men and 356 women, aged between 34.4 and 84.9years, reported medication intake 7days prior to the survey...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826668/predicting-death-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Yulanka Castro-Dominguez, Kumar Dharmarajan, Robert L McNamara
Recognizing and understanding the risk factors for mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) provide clinicians and patients important information to determine prognosis and guide treatment. Most risk stratification models use demographic and clinical information that exists prior to hospitalization plus clinical presentation characteristics to estimate a patient's risk of mortality. In this review, we summarize the most important risk factors and discuss current models to predict mortality.
August 2, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820802/antioxidation-role-of-different-lateral-stellate-ganglion-block-in-isoproterenol-induced-acute-myocardial-ischemia-in-rats
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Na Wei, Meng Chi, Lin Deng, Guonian Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine whether stellate ganglion block (SGB) treatment exerts protective effects against isoproterenol (ISO)-induced acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) due to its antioxidant effects, we aimed to evaluate the protective effects of different lateral SGB agents on the tissue antioxidant status in ISO-induced AMI in male Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: The AMI model received an acute ISO overdose to make cardiac ischemia damage at a single dose of 110 mg/kg injected subcutaneously into the rats...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814571/microrna-15b-deteriorates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-by-downregulating-bcl-2-and-mapk3
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Yaling Liu, Liqun Yang, Jiemin Yin, Diansan Su, Zhiying Pan, Peiying Li, Xiaodong Wang
To investigate the role of miRNA-15b in cardiomyocyte apoptosis after ischemia reperfusion injury in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), we conducted the AMI rat model by using left anterior descending ligation and performed hypoxia/reoxygenation experiments in H9c2 cells. MiRNA-15b was measured by quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR). Cardiomyocyte apoptosis was determined by terminal deoxynucleotide transferase dUTP nick end labeling staining. Synthesized miRNA-15b mimic and inhibitor were transfected into H9c2 cells by Lipofectamine regent...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813741/a-case-of-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-post-thrombolytic-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke-a-management-dilemma
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Kalyan Wagle, Jimmy Yee, Vishesh Kumar, Amornpol Anuwatworn, Tomasz Stys, Adam Stys, Christopher Stanton
Acute ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction are emergency clinical events that require prompt intervention. Concurrent occurrence of both events magnifies the complexity of the clinical management. We present a case of a patient who presented with acute ischemic stroke, complicated by acute myocardial infarction shortly after thrombolytic was administered. This case highlights the importance of individualization of management especially in complex cases where there are no clear specific guidelines to follow...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811767/effectiveness-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-the-treatment-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-elderly-in-combination-with-cardiac-failure
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Hong Xu, Bosong Wang, Qingmei Meng, Jinlong Li, Weidong Sun, Li Xin, Liping Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects and safety of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) in the treatment of elderly acute myocardial infarction induced cardiac failure. METHODS: One hundred and forty-six patients who were diagnosed as elderly acute myocardial infarction induced cardiac failure in the hospital from July 2014 to July 2015 were selected. They were divided into a test group and a control group, 73 each. Patients in both groups were given conventional treatment such as stabilization of atherosclerotic plaques, anti-platelet and remodeling and reversion of myocardium...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808283/drug-induced-extrapyramidal-symptoms-scale-diepss-serbian-language-version-inter-rater-and-test-retest-reliability
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Ami Peljto, Ljubica Zamurovic, Milica Pejovic Milovancevic, Branko Aleksic, Dusica Lecic Tosevski, Toshiya Inada
Drug-induced Extrapyramidal Symptoms Scale (DIEPSS) is developed in the era of second-generation antipsychotics and is suitable for evaluation of the low incidence of extrapyramidal symptoms occurring in the treatment of atypical antipsychotics, as well as the relationship between personal and social functioning. The study was carried out at the Institute of Mental Health in Serbia in 2015 Study used the 127 DIEPSS video clips material, recorded from 1987 till 2015. Four raters performed the assessment simultaneously, individually rating one assigned item immediately after seeing the video clip...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807981/delineation-of-the-timing-of-second-line-therapy-post-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-in-patients-with-al-amyloidosis
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Yi L Hwa, Rahma Warsame, Morie A Gertz, Francis K Buadi, Martha Q Lacy, Shaji K Kumar, David Dingli, Steve R Zeldenrust, Nelson Leung, Suzanne R Hayman, Prashant Kapoor, Wilson I Gonsalves, Taxiarchis V Kourelis, Stephen Russell, Ronald S Go, Miriam A Hobbs, Amie L Fonder, S Vincent Rajkumar, Angela Dispenzieri
Among patients with immunoglobulin light chain (AL) amyloidosis, there is little consensus on when reinstitution of chemotherapy should occur. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the patterns of relapse or progression (R/P) and the timing of re-initiating therapy among 235 patients initially treated with ASCT at Mayo Clinic. The median time from ASCT to second-line therapy was 24.3 months. At the time of restarting therapy, median dFLC was 9.9 mg/dL (42% of diagnosis value); 32% had a dFLC< 5mg/dL; and 63% met criteria for organ R/P...
August 14, 2017: Blood
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