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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431133/prediction-of-sudden-and-non-sudden-cardiac-death-in-post-infarction-patients-with-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-by-periodic-repolarization-dynamics-madit-ii-substudy
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Konstantinos D Rizas, Scott McNitt, Wolfgang Hamm, Steffen Massberg, Stefan Kääb, Wojciech Zareba, Jean-Philippe Couderc, Axel Bauer
Aims: To test the value of Periodic Repolarization Dynamics (PRD), a recently validated electrocardiographic marker of sympathetic activity, as a novel approach to predict sudden cardiac death (SCD) and non-sudden cardiac death (N-SCD) and to improve identification of patients that profit from ICD-implantation. Methods and results: We included 856 post-infarction patients with left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤30% of the MADIT-II trial in sinus rhythm...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430308/arteriovenous-access-banding-revisited
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Gabriela Teixeira, Paulo Almeida, Clemente N Sousa, Paulo Teles, Paulo De Sousa, Luís Loureiro, Sérgio Teixeira, Duarte Rego, Rui Almeida, António Norton de Matos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to validate the current applicability of arteriovenous access banding in high flow access (HFA) and/or haemodialysis access-induced distal ischaemia (HAIDI). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the GEV (Grupo de Estudos Vasculares) vascular access centre. The clinical records of consecutive patients undergoing banding for HAIDI and HFA symptoms, between June 2011 and January 2015, were reviewed until April 2015. All vascular access patients' consultation records and surgical notes were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429860/safety-tolerability-and-efficacy-of-lixisenatide-in-combination-with-oral-antidiabetic-treatment-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-an-open-label-multicenter-study
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Yutaka Seino, Aleksandra Stjepanovic, Akane Takami, Hiroki Takagi
AIM/INTRODUCTION: To assess overall safety and efficacy of lixisenatide in combination with background oral antidiabetic drug treatment in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, as required by Japanese guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Phase 3, multicenter, uncontrolled, open-label, four-arm, parallel-group study in Japanese outpatients with type 2 diabetes; patients received once-daily lixisenatide in combination with biguanide, thiazolidinedione, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, or glinide (NCT01940965)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429840/non-response-to-fluconazole-maintenance-treatment-recidif-regimen-for-recurrent-vulvovaginal-candidosis-is-not-related-to-impaired-glucose-metabolism
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Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Gert Bellen, Kateryna Ruban, Gilbert Donders
Is non-response to maintenance treatment for recurrent vulvovaginal candidosis (RCVV) related to the impaired glucose metabolism? In the ReCiDiF trial, women with RCVV were given a degressive regimen with fluconazole according to their clinical, microscopic and mycologic response. Data obtained from optimal, suboptimal and non-reponding patients were used for secondary analysis of medical history, physical status and family history for potential glucose impairment. Results were presented in means and percentages...
April 21, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429775/fucoxanthin-provides-neuroprotection-in-models-of-traumatic-brain-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-and-nrf2-autophagy-pathways
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Li Zhang, Handong Wang, Youwu Fan, Yongyue Gao, Xiang Li, Zhigang Hu, Ke Ding, Yujie Wang, Xiaoliang Wang
Fucoxanthin is abundant in seaweed and is considered as a powerful antioxidant. It has been proposed to possess anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-diabetes effects. However, its roles in brain injury models have not been fully understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the neuroprotection of fucoxanthin in models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the role of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant-response element (ARE) and Nrf2-autophagy pathways in the putative neuroprotection...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429276/enhancing-thermal-stability-of-a-highly-concentrated-insulin-formulation-with-pluronic-f-127-for-long-term-use-in-microfabricated-implantable-devices
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Jason Li, Michael K Chu, Brian Lu, Sako Mirzaie, Kuan Chen, Claudia R Gordijo, Oliver Plettenburg, Adria Giacca, Xiao Yu Wu
Development of highly concentrated formulations of protein and peptide drugs is a major challenge due to increased susceptibility to aggregation and precipitation. Numerous drug delivery systems including implantable and wearable controlled-release devices require thermally stable formulations with high concentrations due to limited device sizes and long-term use. Herein we report a highly concentrated insulin gel formulation (up to 80 mg/mL, corresponding to 2200 IU/mL), stabilized with a non-ionic amphiphilic triblock copolymer (i...
April 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429135/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-suspected-cardiac-chest-pain-and-angiographically-normal-coronary-arteries-in-a%C3%A2-secondary-care-hospital
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T S de Lange, R Y G Tijssen, P Damman, P F M M van Bergen
BACKGROUND: An important number of patients with suspected cardiac chest pain have non-obstructive coronary artery disease. Our purpose was to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with normal or near-normal coronary arteries in routine cardiological practice in a secondary care hospital. METHODS: In 2013, consecutive patients referred for invasive coronary angiography with suspected cardiac chest pain were analysed at a single-centre (Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, the Netherlands)...
April 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428689/experimental-validation-of-antidiabetic-potential-of-cayratia-trifolia-l-domin-an-indigenous-medicinal-plant
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Shahid Iqbal Mohammed, Narendra Subhash Salunkhe, Kishor Sukhlal Vishwakarma, Vijay Laxminarayan Maheshwari
The present study was undertaken to evaluate antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of Cayratia trifolia root extract against streptozotocin induced diabetes in experimental rats to scientifically validate its use against diabetes in some parts of India. Ethanolic extract, showing the highest activity in in vitro experiments, was prepared in saline and administered orally to streptozotocin induced albino Wistar diabetic rats for 21 days. Biochemical parameters liver and muscles glycogen and in vivo antioxidant activity in normal, diabetic control, standard (metformin) and treated animals were determined and compared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427839/the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-older-adults-in-ecuador-results-of-the-sabe-survey
#9
Carlos H Orces, Enrique Lopez Gavilanez
AIMS: To describe the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among older adults in Ecuador. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between metabolic syndrome and its components and insulin resistance among non-diabetic participants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Survey of Health, Wellbeing, and Aging survey was used to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome according to demographic, behavioral, and health characteristics of the participants...
April 11, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426622/changes-in-central-choroidal-thickness-after-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-with-intravitreal-bevacizumab-correlation-with-central-macular-thickness-and-best-corrected-visual-acuity
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Ramin Nourinia, Hamid Ahmadieh, Elnaz Nekoei, Parviz Malekifar, Zahra Tofighi
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab on central choroidal thickness (CCT) and its relationship with central macular thickness (CMT) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) changes in eyes with center-involving diabetic macular edema. METHODS: This prospective interventional case series included 20 eyes of 20 patients with center-involving diabetic macular edema naive to treatment. The BCVA assessment, complete eye examination, enhanced depth optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography were performed at baseline followed by 3 monthly intravitreal injection of bevacizumab...
April 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426345/economic-evaluation-of-ezetimibe-treatment-in-combination-with-statin-therapy-in-the-united-states
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Glenn M Davies, Ami Vyas, Carl A Baxter
AIMS: This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of ezetimibe with statin therapy versus statin monotherapy from a United States (US) payer perspective, assuming the impending patent expiration of ezetimibe. METHODS: A Markov-like economic model consisting of 28 distinct health states was used. Model population data were obtained from US linked claims and electronic medical records, with inclusion criteria based on diagnostic guidelines. Inputs came from recent clinical trials, meta-analyses, and cost-effectiveness analyses...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425897/diabetes-among-non-obese-filipino-americans-findings-from-a-large-population-based-study
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Esme Fuller-Thomson, Adity Roy, Keith Tsz-Kit Chan, Karen M Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: Filipino Americans form the second-largest Asian American and Pacific Islanders subgroup. Growing evidence suggests that Filipino Americans have higher rates of diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. The key objectives of this study are 1) to determine the prevalence of diabetes in non-obese Filipino Americans compared to non-obese non-Hispanic whites, and 2) to identify risk factors for diabetes in non-obese Filipino men and women. METHODS: Secondary analysis of population-based data from combined waves (2007, 2009 and 2011) of the adult California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425154/rifaximin-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-an-open-label-pilot-study
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Jeremy F L Cobbold, Stephen Atkinson, Julian R Marchesi, Ann Smith, Sann N Wai, Julie Stove, Fariba Shojaee-Moradie, Nicola Jackson, A Margot Umpleby, Julie Fitzpatrick, E Louise Thomas, Jimmy D Bell, Elaine Holmes, Simon D Taylor-Robinson, Robert D Goldin, Michael S Yee, Quentin M Anstee, Mark R Thursz
AIM: Gut microbial dysbiosis is implicated in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We investigated downstream effects of gut microbiota modulation on markers of hepatic inflammation, steatosis, and hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity in patients with NASH using Rifaximin therapy. METHODS: Patients with biopsy-proven NASH and elevated aminotransferase values were included in this open-label pilot study, all receiving 6 weeks Rifaximin 400 mg twice daily, followed by a 6 week observation period...
April 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424435/-euroaspire-iv-european-society-of-cardiology-study-of-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-treatment-approaches-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-data-from-turkey
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Lale Tokgözoğlu, Meral Kayıkçıoğlu, Servet Altay, Sinan Aydoğdu, Cem Barçın, Cem Bostan, Hüseyin Altuğ Çakmak, Alp Burak Çatakoğlu, Samim Emet, Oktay Ergene, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Barış Kaya, Cansın Tulunay Kaya, Cihangir Kaymaz, Nevrez Koylan, Hakan Kültürsay, Aytekin Oğuz, Ebru Özpelit, Serkan Ünlü
OBJECTIVE: Data from EUROASPIRE-IV Turkey report investigating risk factors and adherence to guidelines in patients hospitalized for coronary artery disease are presented and results are compared with those of EUROASPIRE-III Turkey and EUROASPIRE-IV Europe. METHODS: Study was performed in 24 European countries, including Turkey (17 centers). Patients (18-80 years old) hospitalized for coronary (index) event during preceding 3 years were identified from hospital records and interviewed ≥6 months later...
March 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422753/steroid-metabolome-analysis-reveals-prevalent-glucocorticoid-excess-in-primary-aldosteronism
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Wiebke Arlt, Katharina Lang, Alice J Sitch, Anna S Dietz, Yara Rhayem, Irina Bancos, Annette Feuchtinger, Vasileios Chortis, Lorna C Gilligan, Philippe Ludwig, Anna Riester, Evelyn Asbach, Beverly A Hughes, Donna M O'Neil, Martin Bidlingmaier, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Zaki K Hassan-Smith, D Aled Rees, Christian Adolf, Stefanie Hahner, Marcus Quinkler, Tanja Dekkers, Jaap Deinum, Michael Biehl, Brian G Keevil, Cedric H L Shackleton, Jonathan J Deeks, Axel K Walch, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke
BACKGROUND: Adrenal aldosterone excess is the most common cause of secondary hypertension and is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity. However, adverse metabolic risk in primary aldosteronism extends beyond hypertension, with increased rates of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis, which cannot be easily explained by aldosterone excess. METHODS: We performed mass spectrometry-based analysis of a 24-hour urine steroid metabolome in 174 newly diagnosed patients with primary aldosteronism (103 unilateral adenomas, 71 bilateral adrenal hyperplasias) in comparison to 162 healthy controls, 56 patients with endocrine inactive adrenal adenoma, 104 patients with mild subclinical, and 47 with clinically overt adrenal cortisol excess...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420558/maternal-medical-complexity-impact-on-prenatal-health-care-spending-among-women-at-low-risk-for-cesarean-section
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Shayna D Cunningham, Carolina Herrera, Ifeyinwa E Udo, Katy B Kozhimannil, Eric Barrette, Urania Magriples, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Obstetric procedures are among the most expensive health care services, yet relatively little is known about health care spending among pregnant women, particularly the commercially-insured. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal medical complexity, as a result of having one or more comorbid conditions, and health care spending during the prenatal period among a national sample of 95,663 commercially-insured women at low risk for cesarean delivery...
April 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420376/workflow-standardization-of-a-novel-team-care-model-to-improve-chronic-care-a-quasi-experimental-study
#17
Laura Panattoni, Lily Hurlimann, Caroline Wilson, Meg Durbin, Ming Tai-Seale
BACKGROUND: Team-based chronic care models have not been widely adopted in community settings, partly due to their varying effectiveness in randomized control trials, implementation challenges, and concerns about physician acceptance. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation designed and implemented "Champion," a novel team-based model that includes new standard work (e.g. proactive patient outreach, pre-visit schedule grooming, depression screening, care planning, health coaching) to support patients' self-management of hypertension and diabetes...
April 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420316/persistence-of-secondary-prevention-medication-and-related-factors-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-in-china
#18
Yue Jiang, Xiaomeng Yang, Zixiao Li, Yuesong Pan, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Ruijun Ji, Chen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We recently measured the longitudinal use of secondary prevention medication following hospital discharge and the factors influencing persistence in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and transient ischemic attack (TIA) in China. METHODS: Patients with AIS and TIA who were enrolled in the China National Stroke Registry II from June 2012 to January 2013 were surveyed to determine persistence. The medications included antiplatelet therapies, warfarin, antihypertensive therapies, statins, and diabetes medications...
April 19, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416195/pitavastatin-versus-pravastatin-in-adults-with-hiv-1-infection-and-dyslipidaemia-intrepid-12-week-and-52-week-results-of-a-phase-4-multicentre-randomised-double-blind-superiority-trial
#19
Judith A Aberg, Craig A Sponseller, Douglas J Ward, Vladimir A Kryzhanovski, Stuart E Campbell, Melanie A Thompson
BACKGROUND: People living with HIV-1 infection are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than seronegative adults. Treatment of dyslipidaemia with statins has been challenging in people with HIV because of an increased potential for drug interactions due to competing cytochrome P450 metabolism between statins and commonly used antiretroviral agents. Neither pitavastatin nor pravastatin depend on cytochrome P450 for primary metabolism. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of pitavastatin versus pravastatin in adults with HIV and dyslipidaemia...
April 13, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416120/diabetes-complications-severity-index-dcsi-update-and-icd-10-translation
#20
William P Glasheen, Andrew Renda, Yanting Dong
AIMS: The Diabetes Complications Severity Index (DCSI) converts diagnostic codes and laboratory results into a 14-level metric quantifying the long-term effects of diabetes on seven body systems. Adoption of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) necessitates translation from ICD-9-CM and creates refinement opportunities. METHODS: ICD-9 codes for secondary and primary diabetes plus all five ICD-10 diabetes categories were incorporated into an updated tool...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
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