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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202059/cardiosphere-derived-cells-do-not-improve-cardiac-function-in-rats-with-cardiac-failure
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Taís Hanae Kasai-Brunswick, Andréa Rodrigues da Costa, Raiana Andrade Quintanilha Barbosa, Bruna Farjun, Fernanda Cristina Paccola Mesquita, Danúbia Silva Dos Santos, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Grazielle Suhett, Guilherme Visconde Brasil, Sandro Torrentes da Cunha, José Oscar R Brito, Juliana do Amaral Passipieri, Adriana Bastos Carvalho, Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Heart failure represents an important public health issue due to its high costs and growing incidence worldwide. Evidence showing the regenerative potential of postmitotic heart tissue has suggested the existence of endogenous cardiac stem cells in adult hearts. Cardiosphere-derived cells (CDC) constitute a candidate pool of such cardiac stem cells. Previous studies using acute myocardial infarction (MI) models in rodents demonstrated an improvement in cardiac function after cell therapy with CDC...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196265/association-of-coronary-artery-calcium-in-adults-aged-32-to-46-years-with-incident-coronary-heart-disease-and-death
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John Jeffrey Carr, David R Jacobs, James G Terry, Christina M Shay, Stephen Sidney, Kiang Liu, Pamela J Schreiner, Cora E Lewis, James M Shikany, Jared P Reis, David C Goff
Importance: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, prognostic data on CAC are limited in younger adults. Objective: To determine if CAC in adults aged 32 to 46 years is associated with incident clinical CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality during 12.5 years of follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study is a prospective community-based study that recruited 5115 black and white participants aged 18 to 30 years from March 25, 1985, to June 7, 1986...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193605/potential-deaths-averted-and-serious-adverse-events-incurred-from-adoption-of-the-sprint-intensive-blood-pressure-regimen-in-the-u-s-projections-from-nhanes
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Adam P Bress, Holly Kramer, Rasha Khatib, Srinivasan Beddhu, Alfred K Cheung, Rachel Hess, Vinod K Bansal, Guichan Cao, Jerry Yee, Andrew E Moran, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Paul Muntner, Richard S Cooper
Background -The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) demonstrated a 27% reduction in all-cause mortality with a systolic blood-pressure (SBP) goal of <120 mmHg versus <140 mmHg among U.S. adults at high cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk but without diabetes, stroke, or heart failure. To quantify the potential benefits and risks of SPRINT intensive goal implementation, we estimated the deaths prevented and excess serious adverse events (SAEs) incurred if the SPRINT intensive SBP treatment goal was implemented in all eligible U...
February 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178979/managed-care-and-inpatient-mortality-in-adults-effect-of-primary-payer
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Anika L Hines, Susan O Raetzman, Marguerite L Barrett, Ernest Moy, Roxanne M Andrews
BACKGROUND: Because managed care is increasingly prevalent in health care finance and delivery, it is important to ascertain its effects on health care quality relative to that of fee-for-service plans. Some stakeholders are concerned that basing gatekeeping, provider selection, and utilization management on cost may lower quality of care. To date, research on this topic has been inconclusive, largely because of variation in research methods and covariates. Patient age has been the only consistently evaluated outcome predictor...
February 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155919/obtaining-spontaneously-beating-cardiomyocyte-like-cells-from-adipose-derived-stromal-vascular-fractions-cultured-on-enzyme-crosslinked-gelatin-hydrogels
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Gang Yang, Zhenghua Xiao, Xiaomei Ren, Haiyan Long, Kunlong Ma, Hong Qian, Yingqiang Guo
Heart failure often develops after acute myocardial infarction because the injured myocardial tissue fails to recover or regenerate. Stem cell transplantation using adult cell sources, such as adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF), draws extensive attention. In this study, SVF cells were isolated from rat adipose tissue and cultivated on enzyme-crosslinked gelatin hydrogels. Morphological features of cell development and spontaneous beating behavior from these cells were observed and recorded. Cardiac phenotypes were characterized via immunofluorescence staining, and the expression of cardiac-specific genes was measured via RT-PCR...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151978/development-and-evaluation-of-up-converting-phosphor-technology-based-lateral-flow-assay-for-quantitative-detection-of-nt-probnp-in-blood
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Xiaoli Yang, Liping Liu, Qingfang Hao, Deyong Zou, Xiaoli Zhang, Liping Zhang, Hongmei Li, Yong Qiao, Huansheng Zhao, Lei Zhou
A newly assay, up-converting phosphor technology-based lateral flow (UPT-LF) assay, was developed for rapid and quantitative detection of N-terminal fragment of B-type natriuretic peptide precursor (NT-proBNP), one of the most important serum molecular maker of heat failure, in plasma samples as a point of care testing (POCT) method for diagnosis of acute heart failure. Human plasma from 197 patients with acute heart failure and 200 healthy controls was assessed using the UPT-LF assay, in a comparison with a Roche Elecsys assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129964/recent-temporal-changes-in-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-diseases-in-ontario-clinical-and-health-systems-impact
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Jack V Tu, Anam M Khan, Kelvin Ng, Anna Chu
BACKGROUND: It is unknown how the contemporary burden of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) compares with historical trends. METHODS: As part of the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care Research Team "big data" initiative, we used information from multiple population-based databases to study 20-year temporal trends in hospitalizations and deaths from ASCVD. We calculated hospitalization rates for 6 ASCVD events (acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack, peripheral arterial disease, and congestive heart failure) and death rates resulting from ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and circulatory and noncirculatory causes in adults aged 20-105 years in Ontario, Canada from 1994-2014 (to 2012 for deaths)...
November 15, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124458/hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-associates-with-acute-kidney-injury-in-liver-transplantation-prospective-cohort-study
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Ina Jochmans, Nicolas Meurisse, Arne Neirynck, Marleen Verhaegen, Diethard Monbaliu, Jacques Pirenne
: Solid clinical prospective studies investigating the association between hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury and acute kidney injury after liver transplantation are missing. Hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury -reflected by transaminase release- induces acute kidney injury in rodents and retrospective studies suggest a similar association in man. This prospective cohort study determined risk factors for acute kidney injury in 80 adult liver-only recipients. Acute kidney injury -defined by RIFLE-criteria- developed in 21 (26%) recipients at 12 hours postreperfusion [inter quartile range: 6 hours-postoperative day 1]; 13 progressed from "Risk" to "Injury"; 5 to "Failure"...
January 25, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107561/beta-blockers-for-hypertension
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Charles S Wiysonge, Hazel A Bradley, Jimmy Volmink, Bongani M Mayosi, Lionel H Opie
BACKGROUND: Beta-blockers refer to a mixed group of drugs with diverse pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties. They have shown long-term beneficial effects on mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) when used in people with heart failure or acute myocardial infarction. Beta-blockers were thought to have similar beneficial effects when used as first-line therapy for hypertension. However, the benefit of beta-blockers as first-line therapy for hypertension without compelling indications is controversial...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081170/an-alpha-1a-adrenergic-receptor-agonist-prevents-acute-doxorubicin-cardiomyopathy-in-male-mice
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Megan D Montgomery, Trevor Chan, Philip M Swigart, Bat-Erdene Myagmar, Rajesh Dash, Paul C Simpson
Alpha-1 adrenergic receptors mediate adaptive effects in the heart and cardiac myocytes, and a myocyte survival pathway involving the alpha-1A receptor subtype and ERK activation exists in vitro. However, data in vivo are limited. Here we tested A61603 (N-[5-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-2-hydroxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl]methanesulfonamide), a selective imidazoline agonist for the alpha-1A. A61603 was the most potent alpha-1-agonist in activating ERK in neonatal rat ventricular myocytes. A61603 activated ERK in adult mouse ventricular myocytes and protected the cells from death caused by the anthracycline doxorubicin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075489/cough-augmentation-techniques-for-extubation-or-weaning-critically-ill-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Louise Rose, Neill Kj Adhikari, David Leasa, Dean A Fergusson, Douglas McKim
BACKGROUND: There are various reasons why weaning and extubation failure occur, but ineffective cough and secretion retention can play a significant role. Cough augmentation techniques, such as lung volume recruitment or manually- and mechanically-assisted cough, are used to prevent and manage respiratory complications associated with chronic conditions, particularly neuromuscular disease, and may improve short- and long-term outcomes for people with acute respiratory failure. However, the role of cough augmentation to facilitate extubation and prevent post-extubation respiratory failure is unclear...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070239/cardiac-biomarkers-in-pediatric-heart-disease-a-state-of-art-review
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Benedict A Fernandes, Kevin O Maher, Shriprasad R Deshpande
Every year there are more than 11000 hospitalizations related to heart failure in children resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Over the last two decades, our understanding, diagnosis and management of pediatric heart failure is evolving but our ability to prognosticate outcomes in pediatric heart acute heart failure is extremely limited due to lack of data. In adult heart failure patients, the role of cardiac biomarkers has exponentially increased over the last two decades. Current guidelines for management of heart failure emphasize the role of cardiac biomarkers in diagnosis, management and prognostication of heart failure...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065635/meals-enhancing-nutrition-after-discharge-findings-from-a-pilot-randomized-controlled%C3%A2-trial
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David R Buys, Anthony D Campbell, Alice Godfryd, Kellie Flood, Elizabeth Kitchin, Meredith L Kilgore, Sally Allocca, Julie L Locher
BACKGROUND: After older adults experience episodes of poor health or are hospitalized, they may not return to premorbid or prehospitalization eating behaviors. Furthermore, poor nutrition increases hospital readmission risk, but evidence-based interventions addressing these risks are limited. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study's objective was to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial assessing a post-discharge home-delivered meal program's impact on older adults' nutritional intake and hospital readmissions and to assess patient acceptability and satisfaction with the program...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994255/review-of-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-development-of-intracardiac-thrombosis-in-adult-cardiothoracic-patients
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REVIEW
Brittney Williams, Wendy Bernstein
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) has become an indispensable treatment option for adult cardiothoracic patients experiencing acute refractory cardiogenic shock. VA ECMO is not without inherent complications as in-hospital mortality has ranged from 45% to 65% (1-3). Intracardiac thrombosis (ICT) is a rare but life-threatening complication associated with VA ECMO. VA ECMO cases complicated by ICT were searched for using the MEDLINE (PubMed and OVID), Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Headquarters, and Google Scholar databases...
December 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992675/readmissions-after-adult-congenital-heart-surgery-frequency-and-risk-factors
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Yuli Y Kim, Wei He, Thomas E MacGillivray, Oscar J Benavidez
OBJECTIVE: Despite their clinical importance, 30-day readmission after adult congenital heart surgery has been understudied. They sought to determine the frequency of unplanned readmissions after adult congenital heart surgery and to identify any potential associated risk factors. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using State Inpatient Databases for Washington, New York, Florida, and California from 2009 to 2011. SETTING: Federal and nonfederal acute care hospitals...
December 19, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951537/association-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-propensity-matched-study
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Lin Dou, Haitao Lan, Daniel J Reynolds, Tina M Gunderson, Rahul Kashyap, Ognjen Gajic, Sean Caples, Guangxi Li, Kianoush B Kashani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a known risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD); however, its association with acute kidney injury (AKI) is not well documented. We aimed to study whether OSA is associated with the risk of AKI in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS: All consecutive adult Olmsted County, MN residents who were admitted in Mayo Clinic ICUs from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 were screened. Chronic and acute risk factors were collected within the first 48 h of ICU admission...
2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920972/potentially-preventable-hospitalizations-for-acute-and-chronic-conditions-in-alaska-2010-2012
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Prabhu P Gounder, Sara M Seeman, Robert C Holman, Alice Rarig, Mary K McEwen, Claudia A Steiner, Michael L Bartholomew, Thomas W Hennessy
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Prevention Quality Indicators comprise acute and chronic conditions for which hospitalization can be potentially prevented by high-quality ambulatory care. The Healthy Alaska 2020 initiative (HA2020) targeted reducing potentially preventable hospitalizations (PPH) for acute and chronic conditions among its health indicators. We estimated the PPH rate for adults aged ≥ 18 years in Alaska during 2010-2012. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of state-wide hospital discharge data obtained from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and the Indian Health Service...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912923/predictors-of-30-day-mortality-in-patients-admitted-to-emergency-departments-for-acute-heart-failure
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Matthieu Marchetti, Antoine Benedetti, Olivier Mimoz, Jean-Yves Lardeur, Jérémy Guenezan, Nicolas Marjanovic
OBJECTIVES: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of admission in emergency departments (ED). It is associated with significant in-hospital mortality, suggesting that there is room for improvement of care. Our aims were to investigate clinical patterns, biological characteristics and determinants of 30-day mortality. METHODS: We conducted a single site, retrospective review of adult patients (≥18years) admitted to ED for AHF over a 12-month period. Data collected included demographics, clinical, biological and outcomes data...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909035/randomised-controlled-pilot-study-to-investigate-the-effectiveness-of-thoracic-epidural-and-paravertebral-blockade-in-reducing-chronic-post-thoracotomy-pain-topic-feasibility-study-protocol
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Joyce Yeung, Teresa Melody, Amy Kerr, Babu Naidu, Lee Middleton, Kostas Tryposkiadis, Jane Daniels, Fang Gao
INTRODUCTION: Open chest surgery (thoracotomy) is considered the most painful of surgical procedures. Forceful wound retraction, costochondral dislocation, posterior costovertebral ligament disruption, intercostal nerve trauma and wound movement during respiration combine to produce an acute, severe postoperative pain insult and persistent chronic pain many months after surgery is common. Three recent systematic reviews conclude that unilateral continuous paravertebral blockade (PVB) provides analgesia at least equivalent to thoracic epidural blockade (TEB) in the postoperative period, has a lower failure rate, and symptom relief that lasted months...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Open
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