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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138878/higher-cost-of-hospitalizations-for-non-cardiac-diagnoses-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Michael D Seckeler, Ian D Thomas, Jennifer Andrews, Omar Meziab, Tabitha Moe, Elissa Heller, Scott E Klewer
Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are a rapidly increasing population and their impact on healthcare resources is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to describe the costs of hospitalizations for non-cardiac disease for adults with CHD. We conducted a retrospective review of hospital discharge data from the University HealthSystem Consortium Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager from January 2011 through December 2013. Patients were ≥ 18 years old at admission with any ICD-9 code for moderate or high severity CHD; cardiac surgical admissions were excluded...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136349/clinical-delineation-of-a-subtype-of-frontonasal-dysplasia-with-creased-nasal-ridge-and-upper-limb-anomalies-report-of-six-unrelated-patients
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Daphné Lehalle, Umut Altunoglu, Ange-Line Bruel, Eric Arnaud, Patricia Blanchet, Jong-Woo Choi, Julie Désir, Esra Kiliç, Damien Lederer, Lucile Pinson, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Amihood Singer, Julien Thevenon, Patrick Callier, Hulya Kayserili, Laurence Faivre
Frontonasal dysplasias are rare congenital malformations of frontonasal process-derived structures, characterized by median cleft, nasal anomalies, widely spaced eyes, and cranium bifidum occultum. Several entities of syndromic frontonasal dysplasia have been described, among which, to date, only a few have identified molecular bases. We clinically ascertained a cohort of 124 individuals referred for frontonasal dysplasia. We identified six individuals with a similar phenotype, including one discordant monozygous twin...
December 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135717/traditional-versus-hybrid-outpatient-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-comparison-of-patient-outcomes
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Jacqueline Gabelhouse, Neil Eves, Sherry L Grace, R Colin Reid, Cristina M Caperchione
PURPOSE: Due to the suboptimal uptake of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), alternative models have been proposed. This study compared the effectiveness of a traditional supervised program in a medical setting versus a hybrid CR model, where patients transition to unsupervised programming. METHODS: This was a prospective, 2-arm, nonrandomized study. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), functional capacity, physical activity, diet, smoking, blood pressure, lipids, blood glucose, anthropometrics, and depressive symptoms were assessed before and after the 8-week program models...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132622/know-thy-ehealth-user-development-of-biopsychosocial-personas-from-a-study-of-older-adults-with-heart-failure
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Richard J Holden, Anand Kulanthaivel, Saptarshi Purkayastha, Kathryn M Goggins, Sunil Kripalani
BACKGROUND: Personas are a canonical user-centered design method increasingly used in health informatics research. Personas-empirically-derived user archetypes-can be used by eHealth designers to gain a robust understanding of their target end users such as patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop biopsychosocial personas of older patients with heart failure using quantitative analysis of survey data. METHOD: Data were collected using standardized surveys and medical record abstraction from 32 older adults with heart failure recently hospitalized for acute heart failure exacerbation...
December 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132075/alcohol-induced-disinhibition-is-associated-with-impulsivity-depression-and-suicide-attempt-a-nationwide-community-sample-of-korean-adults
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Kwan Woo Choi, Eun Jin Na, Jin Pyo Hong, Maeng Je Cho, Maurizio Fava, David Mischoulon, Hana Cho, Hong Jin Jeon
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-induced disinhibition (AID) is defined as a "loss of restraint over some form of behavior after drinking alcohol regardless of its amount". Although many previous studies have investigated on alcohol use disorder and suicide attempt, few studies have focused on AID and suicide. METHODS: A total of 9461 adults who had a history of drinking completed a face-to-face interview using the Korean version of Composite International Diagnostic Interview (K-CIDI) with the Suicide Module, and Barratt Impulsiveness Scale 11 (BIS-11)...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132031/effects-of-microcystis-on-development-of-early-life-stage-japanese-medaka-oryzias-latipes-comparative-toxicity-of-natural-blooms-cultured-microcystis-and-microcystin-lr
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Spencer R Saraf, Amy Frenkel, Matthew J Harke, Jennifer G Jankowiak, Christopher J Gobler, Anne E McElroy
Freshwater cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CyanoHABs) caused by algae in the genus Microcystis have been increasing in frequency and severity in recent decades. Microcystis blooms threaten aquatic organisms through effects associated with the rapid increase of biomass and the production of the hepatotoxin microcystin (MC) by toxic strains. Among fish, effects of blooms are likely to be more severe for early life stages, and physiological impacts on this life stage could significantly impact recruitment and fish populations...
November 2, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131378/physiological-benefits-to-parents-from-undertaking-skin-to-skin-contact-with-their-neonate-in-a-neonatal-intensive-special-care-unit
#7
Hannah Jones, Nick Santamaria
There has been increased focus on the use of family-centred care interventions, such as skin-to-skin contact (SSC) in Neonatal Intensive Special Care (NISC) Units over the past two decades. SSC between a parent and their neonate has previously shown to promote positive mental and emotional health in parents and assist in bonding and attachment between parent and neonate. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect that SSC between parent and their neonate has on the parent's heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP)...
November 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129350/evaluation-of-ecg-algorithms-designed-to-improve-detect-of-transient-myocardial-ischemia-to-minimize-false-alarms-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Michele M Pelter, Yuan Xu, Richard Fidler, Ran Xiao, David W Mortara, Hu Xiao
BACKGROUND: Patients hospitalized for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at risk for transient myocardial ischemia. During the "rule-out" phase, continuous ECG ST-segment monitoring can identify transient myocardial ischemia, even when asymptomatic. However, current ST-segment monitoring software is vastly underutilized due to false positive alarms, with resultant alarm fatigue. Current ST algorithms may contribute to alarm fatigue because; (1) they are not designed with a delay (minutes), rather alarm to brief spikes (i...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128294/behavioral-depression-is-associated-with-increased-vagally-mediated-heart-rate-variability-in-adult-female-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
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Marc N Jarczok, Julian Koenig, Carol A Shively, Julian F Thayer
INTRODUCTION: Depressive symptoms (DS) in humans are associated with decreased resting state vagal activity, but sex seems to moderate this association. Recently, in human females DS have been associated with greater or similar cardiac vagal activity compared to men in both, clinical and non-clinical samples. A previously validated animal model of behavioral depression was used in the present study to investigate the association of DS and cardiac vagal activity in non-human primates. METHODS: The root mean square of successive differences between adjacent heart beats (RMSSD) was used as an indicator of vagally-mediated heart rate variability in 24h heart rate recordings collected via telemetry in 42 adult female cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128174/health-related-quality-of-life-in-men1-patients-compared-with-other-chronic-conditions-and-the-united-states-general-population
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Benjamin J Peipert, Sneha Goswami, Susan E Yount, Cord Sturgeon
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type-1 (MEN-1) is poorly described. HRQOL in MEN-1 was compared with other chronic conditions and the US general population. METHODS: Adults aged ≥18 years recruited from an MEN-1 support group (n=153) completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) 29-item profile. MEN-1 scores were compared with PROMIS scores reported in peer-reviewed literature from back pain (n=218), cancer (n=310), congestive heart failure (CHF; n=60), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; n=79), major depressive disorder (n=196), rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n=521), neuroendocrine tumors (NET; n=619), and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT; n=45) cohorts...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127758/-physical-activity-the-holy-grail-of-modern-medicine
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Vladimír Tuka, Martina Daňková, Karel Riegel, Martin Matoulek
Movement is the basic attribute of life. It is not surprising that the return to regular physical activity is a very effective and cheap means of preventing and treating most non-cummunicable diseases. Therefore, every physician should be able to prescribe a suitable physical activity. The minimum amount of physical activity with proven effects in primary prevention of chronic diseases is relatively low: 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise per week or a combination of the two...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125555/work-stress-and-altered-biomarkers-a-synthesis-of-findings-based-on-the-effort-reward-imbalance-model
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REVIEW
Johannes Siegrist, Jian Li
While epidemiological studies provide statistical evidence on associations of exposures such as stressful work with elevated risks of stress-related disorders (e.g., coronary heart disease or depression), additional information on biological pathways and biomarkers underlying these associations is required. In this contribution, we summarize the current state of the art on research findings linking stressful work, in terms of an established theoretical model-effort-reward imbalance-with a broad range of biomarkers...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125380/breathing-pattern-recordings-using-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-before-and-after-a-physiotherapy-breathing-retraining-program-for-asthma-a-case-report
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Rokhsaneh Tehrany, Ruth DeVos, Anne Bruton
Breathing retraining (BR) improves symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life in adults with asthma; but there remains uncertainty as to mechanism of effect. One of the intuitively logical theories is that BR works through altering breathing pattern. There is currently no evidence, however, that BR does result in measurable changes in breathing pattern. In this case report we describe the effects of physiotherapy BR on a 57-year-old female with a 10-year history of asthma. Data were collected before and after a physiotherapy BR program comprising three sessions over 18 weeks: breathing pattern (respiratory inductive plethysmography (RIP); physiology (end tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2), heart rate, oxygen saturations, spirometric lung function); questionnaires (Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score, Nijmegen Questionnaire); and medication usage...
November 10, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122636/clinical-outcomes-and-history-of-fall-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-treated-with-oral-anticoagulation-insights-from-the-aristotle-trial
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Meena P Rao, Dragos Vinereanu, Daniel M Wojdyla, John H Alexander, Dan Atar, Elaine M Hylek, Michael Hanna, Lars Wallentin, Renato D Lopes, Bernard J Gersh, Christopher B Granger
PURPOSE: We assessed outcomes among anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a history of falling, and whether the benefits of apixaban versus warfarin are consistent in this population. METHODS: Of the 18,201 patients in ARISTOTLE, 16,491 had information about history of falling - 753 with history of falling and 15,738 without history of falling. The primary efficacy outcome was stroke or systemic embolism; the primary safety outcome was major bleeding...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118720/altered-right-ventricular-mechanical-properties-are-afterload-dependent-in-a-rodent-model-of-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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Jitandrakumar R Patel, Gregory P Barton, Rudolf K Braun, Kara N Goss, Kristin Haraldsdottir, Alexandria Hopp, Gary Diffee, Timothy A Hacker, Richard L Moss, Marlowe W Eldridge
Infants born premature are at increased risk for development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), pulmonary hypertension (PH), and ultimately right ventricular (RV) dysfunction, which together carry a high risk of neonatal mortality. However, the role alveolar simplification and abnormal pulmonary microvascular development in BPD affects RV contractile properties is unknown. We used a rat model of BPD to examine the effect of hyperoxia-induced PH on RV contractile properties. We measured in vivo RV pressure as well as passive force, maximum Ca(2+) activated force, calcium sensitivity of force (pCa50) and rate of force redevelopment (ktr) in RV skinned trabeculae isolated from hearts of 21-and 35-day old rats pre-exposed to 21% oxygen (normoxia) or 85% oxygen (hyperoxia) for 14 days after birth...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117509/heart-rate-variability-mediates-the-link-between-rumination-and-depressive-symptoms-a-longitudinal-study
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Luca Carnevali, Julian F Thayer, Jos F Brosschot, Cristina Ottaviani
Ruminative thinking about negative feelings has been prospectively associated with increases in depressive symptoms and heightened risk for new onsets of major depression. One putative pathophysiological mechanism underlying this link might be represented by autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The objective of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the interplay between rumination, autonomic function (as revealed by heart rate variability (HRV) analysis), and depressive symptoms in healthy young subjects, over a three-year period...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117223/sensitivity-analysis-revealing-the-effect-of-modulating-ionic-mechanisms-on-calcium-dynamics-in-simulated-human-heart-failure
#17
Maria T Mora, Jose M Ferrero, Lucia Romero, Beatriz Trenor
Abnormal intracellular Ca2+ handling is the major contributor to the depressed cardiac contractility observed in heart failure. The electrophysiological remodeling associated with this pathology alters both the action potential and the Ca2+ dynamics, leading to a defective excitation-contraction coupling that ends in mechanical dysfunction. The importance of maintaining a correct intracellular Ca2+ concentration requires a better understanding of its regulation by ionic mechanisms. To study the electrical activity and ionic homeostasis of failing myocytes, a modified version of the O'Hara et al...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111122/contrast-enhanced-echocardiography-has-the-greatest-impact-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fractions
#18
Hang Zhao, Rupal O'Quinn, Marietta Ambrose, Dinesh Jagasia, Bonnie Ky, Joyce Wald, Victor A Ferrari, James N Kirkpatrik, Yuchi Han
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced echocardiography (CE) helps to improve image quality in patients with suboptimal acoustic windows. Despite current recommendations, contrast use remains low. The aim of this study was to identify populations that would benefit more from contrast use. METHODS: A total of 176 subjects (137 men; mean age, 60.8 ± 13.7 years) with technically difficult transthoracic echocardiographic studies who received clinically indicated intravenous contrast were prospectively studied...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110796/long-term-outcomes-and-management-of-the-heart-transplant-recipient
#19
REVIEW
Sharon L McCartney, Chetan Patel, J Mauricio Del Rio
Cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard in the treatment of advanced heart failure. With advances in immunosuppression, long-term outcomes continue to improve despite older and higher risk recipients. The median survival of the adult after heart transplantation is currently 10.7 years. While early graft failure and multiorgan system dysfunction are the most important causes of early mortality, malignancy, rejection, infection, and cardiac allograft vasculopathy contribute to late mortality. Chronic renal dysfunction is common after heart transplantation and occurs in up to 68% of patients by year 10, with 6...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110150/the-effect-of-an-aerobic-exercise-bout-24%C3%A2-h-prior-to-each-doxorubicin-treatment-for-breast-cancer-on-markers-of-cardiotoxicity-and-treatment-symptoms-a-rct
#20
Amy A Kirkham, Neil D Eves, Rob E Shave, Kelcey A Bland, Joshua Bovard, Karen A Gelmon, Sean A Virani, Don C McKenzie, Eric J Stöhr, Darren E R Waburton, Kristin L Campbell
PURPOSE: In rodents, a single exercise bout performed 24 h prior to a single doxorubicin treatment provides cardio-protection. This study investigated whether performing this intervention prior to every doxorubicin treatment for breast cancer reduced subclinical cardiotoxicity and treatment symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-four women with early stage breast cancer were randomly assigned to perform a 30-min, vigorous-intensity treadmill bout 24 h prior to each of four doxorubicin-containing chemotherapy treatments or to usual care...
November 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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