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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899511/dissemination-and-persistence-of-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistance-encoding-inci1-bla-ctxm-1-plasmid-among-escherichia-coli-in-pigs
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Sam Abraham, Roy N Kirkwood, Tanya Laird, Sugiyono Saputra, Tahlia Mitchell, Mohinder Singh, Benjamin Linn, Rebecca J Abraham, Stanley Pang, David M Gordon, Darren J Trott, Mark O'Dea
This study investigated the ecology, epidemiology and plasmid characteristics of extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)-resistant E. coli in healthy pigs over a period of 4 years (2013-2016) following the withdrawal of ESCs. High carriage rates of ESC-resistant E. coli were demonstrated in 2013 (86.6%) and 2014 (83.3%), compared to 2015 (22%) and 2016 (8.5%). ESC resistance identified among E. coli isolates was attributed to the carriage of an IncI1 ST-3 plasmid (pCTXM1-MU2) encoding blaCTXM-1 . Genomic characterisation of selected E...
June 13, 2018: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29878156/management-of-patients-with-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-translating-guidelines-into-practice-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
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Kristina H Haugaa, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Konstantinos Iliodromitis, Radoslaw Lenarczyk, Germanas Marinskis, Joaquin Osca, Daniel Scherr, Nikolaos Dagres
Prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a partly unsolved task in cardiology. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of SCD published in 2015 considered the new insights of the natural history of diseases predisposing to SCD. The guidelines improved strategies for management of patients at risk of SCD and included both drug and device therapies. The intention of this survey was to evaluate the extent of the disparities between daily clinical practice and the 2015 SCD ESC guidelines among electrophysiology centres in Europe...
June 5, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29806208/upgrades-from-a-previous-device-compared-to-de-novo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-the-european-society-of-cardiology-crt-survey-ii
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Cecilia M Linde, Camilla Normand, Nigussie Bogale, Angelo Auricchio, Maijec Sterlinski, Germanas Marinskis, Christian Sticherling, Alan Bulava, Oscar Perez Cano, Alexander Maas, Klaus K Witte, Roin Rekvava, Salima Abdelali, Kenneth Dickstein
BACKGROUND: To date, there are no data from randomized controlled studies on the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) when implanted as an upgrade in patients with a previous device as compared to de novo CRT. In the CRT Survey II we compared the baseline data of patients upgraded to CRT (CRT-P/CRT-D) from a previous pacemaker (PM) or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to de novo CRT implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the European CRT Survey II, clinical practice data of patients undergoing CRT and/or ICD implantation across 42 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) countries were collected between October 2015 and December 2016...
May 27, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761338/-journey-of-the-s%C3%A2-icd-to-first-line-therapy
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REVIEW
Elif Kaya, Reza Wakili, Tienush Rassaf
The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD®, Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA, USA, previously Cameron Health, San Clemente, CA, USA) represents an important milestone in ICD therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Since the introduction of the S‑ICD in 2010, the device has undergone further development. Based on the unique feature of an entirely extracardiac implantation, the S‑ICD is able to reduce the common perioperative and long-term complications of the usual endovascular implanted ICD systems...
May 14, 2018: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747607/-euphoria-or-only-teardrops-eurovision-song-contest-performance-life-satisfaction-and-suicide
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Filippos T Filippidis, Anthony A Laverty
BACKGROUND: The popularity of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Europe has been high for decades. We aimed to assess whether a country's performance in the ESC is associated with life satisfaction and suicide mortality in European countries. METHODS: We analysed nationally representative Eurobarometer survey data on life satisfaction from 33 European countries (N = 162,773) and country-level standardised suicide mortality data for years 2009 to 2015. The associations of winning the Contest, performing terribly, and higher final ranking with life satisfaction and suicide rates were all assessed...
May 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691270/combining-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-and-cardiac-troponin-t-in-the-early-diagnosis-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Noreen van der Linden, Karin Wildi, Raphael Twerenbold, John W Pickering, Martin Than, Louise Cullen, Jaimi Greenslade, William Parsonage, Thomas Nestelberger, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Patrick Badertscher, Maria Rubini Giménez, Lieke J J Klinkenberg, Otto Bekers, Aline Schöni, Dagmar I Keller, Zaid Sabti, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Nikola Kozhuharov, Karin Grimm, Samyut Shrestha, Dayana Flores, Michael Freese, Claudia Stelzig, Ivo Strebel, Òscar Miró, Katharina Rentsch, Beata Morawiec, Damian Kawecki, Wanda Kloos, Jens Lohrmann, A Mark Richards, Richard Troughton, Christopher Pemberton, Stefan Osswald, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Alma M Mingels, Tobias Reichlin, Steven J R Meex, Christian Mueller
Background -Combining two signals of cardiomyocyte injury, cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and T (cTnT), might overcome some individual pathophysiological and analytical limitations and thereby increase diagnostic accuracy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with a single blood draw. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of combinations of high sensitivity (hs) cTnI and hs-cTnT for the early diagnosis of AMI. Methods -The diagnostic performance of combining hs-cTnI (Architect, Abbott) and hs-cTnT (Elecsys, Roche) concentrations (sum, product, ratio and a combination algorithm) obtained at the time of presentation was evaluated in a large multicenter diagnostic study of patients with suspected AMI...
April 24, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679599/mortality-in-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-treated-with-continuous-prostanoids
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Sonja D Bartolome, Namita Sood, Trushil G Shah, Kim Styrvoky, Fernando Torres, Kelly M Chin
BACKGROUND: Parenteral prostanoids are considered the treatment of choice for patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Prognostic studies for patients treated in the modern era are limited. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patients initiating IV epoprostenol or IV or subcutaneous (SC) treprostinil therapy for PAH from 2007 to 2016 at UT Southwestern and The Ohio State University were included. Transplant-free survival was assessed from the time of IV/SC therapy initiation and from the time of first follow-up...
April 19, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626788/decrease-in-the-prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-salmonella-following-cessation-of-ceftiofur-use-by-the-japanese-poultry-industry
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Hiroaki Shigemura, Mari Matsui, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Daisuke Onozuka, Tamie Noda, Akifumi Yamashita, Makoto Kuroda, Satowa Suzuki, Hirokazu Kimura, Shuji Fujimoto, Kazunori Oishi, Nobuyuki Sera, Yasuo Inoshima, Koichi Murakami
Extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)-resistant Salmonella in chicken meat is a significant food safety concern. We previously reported that the prevalence of ESC-resistant Salmonella in chicken meat, giblets, and processed chicken (chicken meat products) increased in Japan between 2005 and 2010, with 27.9% (17/61) of Salmonella isolated from chicken meat products in 2010 showing resistance to ESC. The aims of the present study were to clarify trends in the prevalence of ESC-resistant Salmonella in chicken meat products in Japan between 2011 and 2015, and to determine the genetic profiles of bla-harboring plasmids, including replicon types, using next-generation sequencing...
June 2, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562325/the-2018-european-heart-rhythm-association-practical-guide-on-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jan Steffel, Peter Verhamme, Tatjana S Potpara, Pierre Albaladejo, Matthias Antz, Lien Desteghe, Karl Georg Haeusler, Jonas Oldgren, Holger Reinecke, Vanessa Roldan-Schilling, Nigel Rowell, Peter Sinnaeve, Ronan Collins, A John Camm, Hein Heidbüchel
The current manuscript is the second update of the original Practical Guide, published in 2013 [Heidbuchel et al. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2013;15:625-651; Heidbuchel et al. Updated European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2015;17:1467-1507]. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and have emerged as the preferred choice, particularly in patients newly started on anticoagulation...
April 21, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499359/statin-utilization-and-lipid-goal-attainment-in-high-or-very-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-insights-from-italian-general-practice
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Marcello Arca, David Ansell, Maurizio Averna, Francesca Fanelli, Katherine Gorcyca, Şerban R Iorga, Aldo P Maggioni, Georges Paizis, Radovan Tomic, Alberico L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statin utilization and lipid goal achievement were estimated in a large sample of Italian patients at high/very-high cardiovascular (CV) risk. METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 years with a valid low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) measurement in 2015 were selected from the IMS Health Real World Data database; non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) was assessed in those with available total cholesterol measurements. Index dates were defined as the last valid lipid measurement in 2015...
April 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457358/crt-survey-ii-a-european-society-of-cardiology-survey-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-in-11-088-patients-who-is-doing-what-to-whom-and-how
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Kenneth Dickstein, Camilla Normand, Angelo Auricchio, Nigussie Bogale, John G Cleland, Anselm K Gitt, Christoph Stellbrink, Stefan D Anker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Maurizio Gasparini, Gerhard Hindricks, Carina Blomström Lundqvist, Piotr Ponikowski, Frank Ruschitzka, Giovanni Luca Botto, Alan Bulava, Gabor Duray, Carsten Israel, Christophe Leclercq, Peter Margitfalvi, Óscar Cano, Chris Plummer, Nedim Umutay Sarigul, Maciej Sterlinski, Cecilia Linde
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality in appropriately selected patients with heart failure and is strongly recommended for such patients by guidelines. A European Society of Cardiology (ESC) CRT survey conducted in 2008-2009 showed considerable variation in guideline adherence and large individual, national and regional differences in patient selection, implantation practice and follow-up. Accordingly, two ESC associations, the European Heart Rhythm Association and the Heart Failure Association, designed a second prospective survey to describe contemporary clinical practice regarding CRT...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407088/programmed-ventricular-stimulation-predicts-arrhythmic-events-and-survival-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Stavros Georgopoulos, Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Aris Anastasakis, Polychronis Dilaveris, Petros Arsenos, Skevos Sideris, Dimitris Tsiachris, Stefanos Archontakis, Elias Sotiropoulos, Artemisia Theopistou, Ioannis Skiadas, Ioannis Kallikazaros, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in the context of primary prevention remains suboptimal. The purpose of this study was to examine the additional contribution of programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) on established risk assessment. METHODS: Two-hundred-and-three consecutive patients with diagnosed HCM and ≥1 noninvasive risk factors were prospectively enrolled over 19years. Patients were risk stratified, submitted to PVS and received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) according to then-current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines and inducibility...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285144/icaritin-inhibits-decidualization-of-endometrial-stromal-cells
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Aiwen Le, Zhong Hai Wang, Xiao Yun Dai, Tian Hui Xiao, Rong Zhuo, Baozhen Zhang, Zhonglin Xiao, Xiujun Fan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Icaritin on the proliferation and decidualization of endometrial stromal cells (ESCs). A total of 20 specimens of endometrium were collected during hysterectomy at the Gynecology Department of Shenzhen Nanshan People's Hospital (Shenzhen, China) between August 2014 and December 2015. The endometrium was digested with high concentrations of collagenase and DNase and filtered with meshes, and then the glandular epithelial and stromal cells were separated by the adhesion purification method...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230658/guidelines-in-review-comparison-of-the-2014-aha-acc-guideline-for-the-management-of-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-the-2015-esc-guidelines-for-the-management-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-presenting-without-persistent
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Shane P Prejean, Munaib Din, Eliana Reyes, Fadi G Hage
In this Guidelines in Review, we review side-by-side the recommendations provided by the 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the management of patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes and the 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation. We review the recommendations for imaging in the evaluation of patients with possible ACS followed by the diagnostic evaluation of patients with proven NSTE-ACS, based on their risk for adverse clinical events...
June 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182745/unmet-need-for-primary-prevention-in-individuals-with-hypertriglyceridaemia-not-eligible-for-statin-therapy-according-to-european-society-of-cardiology-european-atherosclerosis-society-guidelines-a-contemporary-population-based-study
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Christian M Madsen, Anette Varbo, Børge G Nordestgaard
Aims: To identify individuals at high risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), who are not definite statin eligible according to the 2016 European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS) guidelines, based on high concentrations of plasma triglycerides. Methods and results: From the Copenhagen General Population Study (2003-2015) 58 547 individuals aged 40-65 and free of ASCVD, diabetes, and statin use at baseline were included...
February 14, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182725/genomic-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-new-zealand
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Robyn S Lee, Torsten Seemann, Helen Heffernan, Jason C Kwong, Anders Gonçalves da Silva, Glen P Carter, Rosemary Woodhouse, Kristin H Dyet, Dieter M Bulach, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden, Deborah A Williamson
Background: Antimicrobial-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a major threat to public health. No studies to date have examined the genomic epidemiology of gonorrhoea in the Western Pacific Region, where the incidence of gonorrhoea is particularly high. Methods: A population-level study of N. gonorrhoeae in New Zealand (October 2014 to May 2015). Comprehensive susceptibility testing and WGS data were obtained for 398 isolates. Relatedness was inferred using phylogenetic trees, and pairwise core SNPs...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129257/temporal-changes-in-infective-endocarditis-guidelines-during-the-last-12-years-high-level-evidence-needed
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Lauge Østergaard, Nana Valeur, Henning Bundgaard, Jawad H Butt, Nikolaj Ihlemann, Lars Køber, Emil L Fosbøl
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a complex disease necessitating extensive clinical guidelines. The guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) have been markedly extended during the last 12 years. We examined the evidence base for these changes. METHODS: IE guidelines published by AHA and ESC were reviewed. We categorized and combined guidelines into 3 time periods: (1) 2004 (AHA) and 2005 (ESC), (2) 2007 (AHA) and 2009 (ESC), and (3) 2015 (AHA) and 2015 (ESC)...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096615/control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-its-determinants-in-the-general-population-findings-from-the-staab-cohort-study
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Theresa Tiffe, Martin Wagner, Viktoria Rücker, Caroline Morbach, Götz Gelbrich, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann
BACKGROUND: While data from primary care suggest an insufficient control of vascular risk factors, little is known about vascular risk factor control in the general population. We therefore aimed to investigate the adoption of adequate risk factor control and its determinants in the general population free of cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Data from the Characteristics and Course of Heart Failure Stages A-B and Determinants of Progression (STAAB) Cohort Study, a population-based study of inhabitants aged 30 to 79 years from the general population of Würzburg (Germany), were used...
November 2, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066040/the-value-of-three-dimensional-photogrammetry-in-isolated-sagittal-synostosis-impact-of-age-and-surgical-technique-on-intracranial-volume-and-cephalic-index%C3%A2-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christian Mertens, Eline Wessel, Moritz Berger, Oliver Ristow, Jürgen Hoffmann, Katinka Kansy, Christian Freudlsperger, Heidrun Bächli, Michael Engel
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of intracranial volume (ICV) and cephalic index (CI) between two different techniques for surgical therapy of sagittal synostosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2015, all patients scheduled for surgical therapy of sagittal synostosis were consecutively enrolled. All patients younger than 6 months underwent early extended strip craniectomy (ESC group), and patients older than 6 months underwent late modified pi-procedure (MPP group)...
December 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061222/international-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-improvisational-music-therapy-for-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-time-a-study
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Mike J Crawford, Christian Gold, Helen Odell-Miller, Lavanya Thana, Sarah Faber, Jörg Assmus, Łucja Bieleninik, Monika Geretsegger, Claire Grant, Anna Maratos, Stephan Sandford, Amy Claringbold, Helen McConachie, Morag Maskey, Karin Antonia Mössler, Paul Ramchandani, Angela Hassiotis
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies have indicated that music therapy may benefit children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of improvisational music therapy (IMT) on social affect and responsiveness of children with ASD. DESIGN: International, multicentre, three-arm, single-masked randomised controlled trial, including a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded centre that recruited in London and the east of England...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
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