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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329898/-analysis-of-secondary-data-to-determine-the-prevalence%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cardiovascular-high-risk-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-and-refractory-course-of-treatment
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Franz-Werner Dippel, Klaus G Parhofer, Thomas Müller-Bohn, Steffen Gebhardt, Karel Kostev
Background Hypercholesterolemia plays a causal role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. Patients are affected differently. There is a lack of epidemiological data about the frequence and characteristics of patients in Germany, especially about those who do not respond sufficiently to high intensity statins with or without other lipid modifying therapies. Methods From more than 2.6 million patient records of office based general practitioners, patients with hypercholestrolemia and high cardiovascular risk, who do not reach their individual LDL-C goal despite a best supplied twelve month maximum lipid lowering therapy (MPR ≥ 80 %), were extracted from the database...
March 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329105/medical-three-dimensional-printing-opens-up-new-opportunities-in-cardiology-and-cardiac-surgery
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Thomas Bartel, Andrew Rivard, Alejandro Jimenez, Carlos A Mestres, Silvana Müller
Advanced percutaneous and surgical procedures in structural and congenital heart disease require precise pre-procedural planning and continuous quality control. Although current imaging modalities and post-processing software assists with peri-procedural guidance, their capabilities for spatial conceptualization remain limited in two- and three-dimensional representations. In contrast, 3D printing offers not only improved visualization for procedural planning, but provides substantial information on the accuracy of surgical reconstruction and device implantations...
February 16, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328622/quality-of-care-and-outcomes-among-hospitalized-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Geoffrey C Nguyen, Sanjay K Murthy, Brian Bressler, Mindy C W Lam, Ali Alali, Asmae Toumi, Jason Reinglas, Adam Rampersad, Adam V Weizman, Waqqas Afif
BACKGROUND: Half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) require hospitalization. We sought to characterize inpatient quality indicators of care and outcomes during IBD-related hospitalizations at 4 major IBD referral centers in Canada. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of patients with IBD admitted from 2011 to 2013 to tertiary centers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver. We assessed the following inpatient indicators of care: pharmacological venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, Clostridium difficile testing, and medical rescue therapy for steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC)...
March 21, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325588/operative-management-of-chronic-pancreatitis-a-review
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REVIEW
John D Tillou, Jacob A Tatum, Joshua S Jolissaint, Daniel S Strand, Andrew Y Wang, Victor Zaydfudim, Reid B Adams, Kenneth L Brayman
BACKGROUND: Pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis is a difficult clinical problem to manage. Many patients are treated medically or undergo endoscopic therapy and surgical intervention is often reserved for those who have failed to gain adequate pain relief from a more conservative approach. RESULTS: There have been a number of advances in the operative management of chronic pancreatitis over the last few decades and current therapies include drainage procedures (pancreaticojejunostomy, etc...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325529/transcutaneous-stimulation-of-the-posterior-tibial-nerve-for-treating-refractory-urge-incontinence-of-idiopathic-and-neurogenic-origin
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C Valles-Antuña, M L Pérez-Haro, C González-Ruiz de L, A Quintás-Blanco, E M Tamargo-Diaz, J García-Rodríguez, A San Martín-Blanco, J M Fernandez-Gomez
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of treatment with transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TPTNS) in patients with urge urinary incontinence, of neurogenic or nonneurogenic origin, refractory to first-line therapeutic options. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 65 patients with urge urinary incontinence refractory to medical treatment. A case history review, a urodynamic study and a somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) study were conducted before the TPTNS, studying the functional urological condition by means of a voiding diary...
March 18, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325353/renal-artery-stenosis-when-to-revascularize-in-2017
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Jose D Tafur, Christopher J White
Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is the leading cause of secondary hypertension; it can also cause progressive renal insufficiency and cardiovascular complications such as refractory heart failure and flash pulmonary edema. Medical therapy including risk factor modification, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system antagonists, lipid lowering agents, and antiplatelet therapy is the first line of treatment in all patients. Patients with uncontrolled renovascular hypertension despite optimal medical therapy, ischemic nephropathy, and cardiac destabilization syndromes who have severe renal artery stenosis are likely to benefit from renal artery revascularization...
April 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325240/cancer-care-access-and-outcomes-for-american-indian-populations-in-the-united-states-challenges-and-models-for-progress
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REVIEW
B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Daniel G Petereit, C Norman Coleman
Low socioeconomic and health care access realities of being American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) in the United States combined with decades of data documenting poor cancer outcomes for this population provide a population nested within the United States that is analogous to the cancer care landscape of low- and middle-income countries internationally. We reviewed the medical literature with respect to cancer prevention, access to cancer treatment, and access to effective supportive and palliative care for AI/AN populations in the United States...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323662/hvad-flow-waveform-morphologies-theoretical-foundation-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Jonathan D Rich, Daniel Burkhoff
Continuous flow ventricular assist device (cfVAD) performance and patient hemodynamic conditions are intimately interrelated and dynamic, changing frequently with alterations in physiologic conditions, particularly pre- and after-loading conditions. The Heartware cfVAD (HVAD) provides a unique feature among currently approved VADs of providing an estimated instantaneous flow waveform, the characteristics of which can provide significant insights into patient and device properties. Despite being readily available, HVAD waveforms are poorly understood, underutilized and insufficiently leveraged, even by clinicians who regularly manage HVAD patients...
March 16, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321497/intra-procedural-determination-of-viability-by-myocardial-deformation-imaging-a-randomized-prospective-study-in-the-cardiac-catheter-laboratory
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Alexander Schuh, Vadim Karayusuf, Ertunc Altiok, Sandra Hamada, Jörg Schröder, Andras Keszei, Malte Kelm, Matias de la Fuente, Michael Frick, Klaus Radermacher, Nikolaus Marx, Michael Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefit of revascularization for functional recovery depends on the presence of viable myocardial tissue. OBJECTIVE: Myocardial deformation imaging allows determination of myocardial viability. METHODS: In a first approach, we assessed the optimal cutoff value to determine preserved viability by layer-specific echocardiographic myocardial deformation imaging at rest and low-dose dobutamine (DSE) echocardiography: regional endocardial circumferential strain (eCS) <-19% at rest was as accurate as eCS at DSE...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321155/pseudopolyps-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-have-we-learned-enough
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REVIEW
Dimitrios S Politis, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Epameinondas V Tsianos, Dimitrios K Christodoulou
Pseudopolyps are a well described entity in the literature and even though the exact pathogenesis of their formation is not completely understood, they are considered non-neoplastic lesions originating from the mucosa after repeated periods of inflammation and ulceration associated with excessive healing processes. Their occurrence is less common in Crohn's disease than in ulcerative colitis, and their overall prevalence ranges from 4% to 74%; moreover, they are found more often in colon but have been detected in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract as well...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318620/factors-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-critical-care-patients-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sun Hee Lee, Dong-Soo Shin, Jong Ran Kim, Hyunjung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and to validate the discrimination of the risk assessment tools to predict mortality. BACKGROUND: VA-ECMO is a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening cardiac failure, but mortality remains high. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between 2009 and 2013...
March 16, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317407/using-molecular-diagnostic-testing-to-personalize-the-treatment-of-patients-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Amber E Bannon, Lillian R Klug, Christopher L Corless, Michael C Heinrich
The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) has emerged as a paradigm for modern cancer treatment ("precision medicine"), as it highlights the importance of matching molecular defects with specific therapies. Over the past two decades, the molecular classification and diagnostic work up of GIST has been radically transformed, accompanied by the development of molecular therapies for specific subgroups of GIST. This review summarizes the developments in the field of molecular diagnosis of GIST, particularly as they relate to optimizing medical therapy...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317138/impact-of-providing-psychiatry-specialty-pharmacist-intervention-on-reducing-drug-related-problems-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-related-to-disruptive-behavioural-symptoms-a-prospective-randomized-open-label-study
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R Wongpakaran, T Suansanae, T Tan-Khum, C Kraivichian, R Ongarjsakulman, C Suthisisang
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Psychopharmacologic therapy has so far focused on ameliorating disruptive behaviours to improve patient's function and quality of life. Due to the complicated neurobiological aetiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a traditional pharmacist intervention may be insufficient to initiate the optimal care for this vulnerable population. We evaluate the impact of providing specialty psychiatry (PS) pharmacist intervention in identifying and resolving drug-related problems (DRPs) among children with ASD associated with disruptive behaviours...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316635/epigenetic-mechanisms-of-integrative-medicine
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REVIEW
Riya R Kanherkar, Susan E Stair, Naina Bhatia-Dey, Paul J Mills, Deepak Chopra, Antonei B Csoka
Since time immemorial humans have utilized natural products and therapies for their healing properties. Even now, in the age of genomics and on the cusp of regenerative medicine, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches represents a popular branch of health care. Furthermore, there is a trend towards a unified medical philosophy referred to as Integrative Medicine (IM) that represents the convergence of CAM and conventional medicine. The IM model not only considers the holistic perspective of the physiological components of the individual, but also includes psychological and mind-body aspects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315574/consensus-statement-on-insulin-therapy-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Rajesh Rajput, Binayak Sinha, Sujoy Majumdar, M Shunmugavelu, Sarita Bajaj
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which eventually leads to insulin resistance and decreased insulin degradation. In patients with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the overall insulin requirement declines which necessitates the reassessment for individualization, adjustment and titration of insulin doses depending on the severity of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: To provide simple and easily implementable guidelines to primary care physicians on appropriate insulin dosing and titration of various insulin regimens in patients with DKD...
February 27, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315072/direct-myosin-activation-by-omecamtiv-mecarbil-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mitchell A Psotka, John R Teerlink
Myosin is the indispensable molecular motor that utilizes chemical energy to produce force for contraction within the cardiac myocyte. Myosin activity is gated by intracellular calcium levels which are regulated by multiple upstream signaling cascades that can be altered for clinical utility using inotropic medications. In contrast to clinically available cardiac inotropes, omecamtiv mecarbil is a novel direct myosin activator developed to augment left ventricular systolic function without the undesirable secondary effects of altered calcium homeostasis...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314835/endocrine-therapy-in-the-current-management-of-postmenopausal-estrogen-receptor-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer
#17
Virginia G Kaklamani, William J Gradishar
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) results in substantial morbidity and mortality for women afflicted with this disease. A majority of MBCs are hormone-responsive and estrogen receptor-positive, making endocrine therapy (ET) an integral component of systemic therapy. With a primary goal of minimizing the effects of estrogen on hormone-responsive MBC, ETs are among the first targeted treatments that aim to inhibit the influence of estrogen receptor activation on tumor proliferation. Several biochemical mechanisms have been the focus of drug development for treatment, including selective estrogen-receptor modulation, aromatase inhibition, and selective estrogen-receptor degradation...
March 17, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314486/insulin-provision-therapy-and-mortality-in-older-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-stable-ischemic-heart-disease-insights-from-bari-2d-trial
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Abdulla A Damluji, Erin R Cohen, Mauro Moscucci, Robert J Myerburg, Mauricio G Cohen, Maria M Brooks, Michael W Rich, Daniel E Forman
IMPORTANCE: Optimal strategies for glucose control in very old adults with diabetes and stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of insulin provision (IP) therapy versus insulin sensitizing (IS) therapy for glycemic control in older (≥75years) and younger (<75years) adults with type II diabetes (DM) and SIHD. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Adults enrolled in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) were studied...
March 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306518/biochemical-testing-in-a-laboratory-tent-and-semi-intensive-care-of-ebola-patients-on-site-in-a-remote-part-of-guinea-a-paradigm-shift-based-on-a-bleach-sensitive-point-of-care-device
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Leonid M Irenge, Jean-Michel Dindart, Jean-Luc Gala
BACKGROUND: During the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, a Belgian laboratory was deployed for supporting the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) of N'Zerekore, Guinea. Besides diagnosis of EVD and malaria, biochemical parameters were tested and used to guide supportive treatment of EVD. METHODS: To preserve analytes stability, lithium-heparin blood samples were analyzed using the i-STAT® point-of-care testing (POCT) handheld device without the viral inactivation step...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306165/is-gh-dosing-optimal-in-female-patients-with-adult-onset-gh-deficiency-an-analysis-from-the-nordinet-%C3%A2-international-outcome-study
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Charlotte Höybye, Matthias M Weber, Effie Pournara, Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen, Beverly M K Biller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate gender differences in GH dosing, IGF-I and cardiovascular risk markers in adults with GH deficiency (GHD). DESIGN: NordiNet(®) International Outcome Study (NCT00960128), a non-interventional, multicentre study, evaluates the long-term effectiveness and safety of Norditropin(®) (Novo Nordisk A/S) in the real-life clinical setting. PATIENTS: Non-diabetic patients (n=252; 41.7% female) with adult-onset GHD (age ≥20 years at GH start), ≥4 years' GH therapy, and glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c ) data at baseline and 4 years...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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