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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816556/maternal-mortality-in-the-last-triennium-of-the-millennium-development-goal-era-at-the-obafemi-awolowo-university-teaching-hospitals-complex-ile-ife-nigeria
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Ibraheem Olayemi Awowole, Olusegun Olalekan Badejoko, Oluwafemi Kuti, Omotade Adebimpe Ijarotimi, Oluwaseun Oludotun Sowemimo, Ifeoluwa Emmanuel Ogunduyile
The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of Nigeria remains high. This retrospective study aims to suggest evidence-based strategies towards achieving the sustainable development goal target 3.1 at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC), Nigeria by providing contemporary data on MMR between October 2012 and September 2015. There were 86 maternal deaths and 5243 live births over the triennium, with annual MMRs of 1744, 1622 and 1512/100,000 live births, respectively. Fifty-six (65.2%) were postpartum deaths, while 44 (51...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811120/impact-of-caregiver-incentives-on-child-health-evidence-from-an-experiment-with-anganwadi-workers-in-india
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Prakarsh Singh, William A Masters
This paper tests the effectiveness of performance pay and bonuses among government childcare workers in India. In a controlled study of 160 ICDS centers serving over 4000 children, we randomly assign workers to either fixed bonuses or payments based on the nutritional status of children in their care, and also collect data from a control group receiving only standard salaries. In all three study arms mothers receive nutrition information. We find that performance pay reduces underweight prevalence by about 5 percentage points over 3 months, and height improves by about one centimeter...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810176/influence-of-gender-on-inpatient-treatment-for-bipolar-disorder-an-analysis-of-60-607-hospitalisations
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Matthäus Fellinger, Thomas Waldhör, Victor Blüml, Nolan Williams, Benjamin Vyssoki
BACKGROUND: The influence of gender on inpatient treatment patterns in bipolar patients is unclear. The aim of this study is to examine whether differences in length of stay and frequency of inpatient episodes, according to ICD-10 bipolar disorder (BD)-subgroups, exist between men and women. METHODS: All episodes of a manic (F31.0-2), depressive (F31.3-5) or mixed (F31.6) subtype of BD during an inpatient stay in an Austrian hospital in the period of 2001-2014 were included in this study...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805198/severe-reversible-hypocalcemic-cardiomyopathy-diagnosed-36-years-after-subtotal-thyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska
Chronic hypocalcemia, irrespectively of its etiology, can lead to severe impairment of the left ventricular (LV) contractility manifesting as dilated cardiomyopathy, usually defined as hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy (hypocaCM). This rarely diagnosed type of heart failure (HF), can be completely reversible, when treated properly with calcium and vitamin D supplementation or, in some subjects, with human recombinant parathormone. A CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of a 60-year-old male admitted with advanced pulmonary congestion, recurrent pulmonary edema and pleural effusion...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800177/exercise-stress-test-reveals-ineligibility-for-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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Motomi Tachibana, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Koji Nakagawa, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Kazufumi Nakamura, Hiroshi Ito
BACKGROUND: The eligibility of patients with Brugada syndrome (BrS) for implantation of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is not well known. This study aimed to clarify the eligibility of BrS patients for S-ICD using electrocardiography (ECG) at rest and during exercise testing. We also analyzed factors associated with ineligibility for S-ICD from standard 12-lead ECG at rest. METHODS: We enrolled 110 consecutive BrS patients who visited Okayama university hospital from December 2015 to December 2016...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797351/implant-and-midterm-outcomes-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-the-effortless-study
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Lucas Boersma, Craig Barr, Reinoud Knops, Dominic Theuns, Lars Eckardt, Petr Neuzil, Marcoen Scholten, Margaret Hood, Juergen Kuschyk, Paul Jones, Elizabeth Duffy, Michael Husby, Kenneth Stein, Pier D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) was developed to defibrillate ventricular arrhythmias, avoiding drawbacks of transvenous leads. The global EFFORTLESS S-ICD (Evaluation oF FactORs ImpacTing CLinical Outcome and Cost EffectiveneSS of the S-ICD) registry is collecting outcomes in 985 patients during a 5-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: The primary goal of the EFFORTLESS registry is to determine the safety of the S-ICD by evaluating complications and inappropriate shock rate...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796982/-causes-of-death-in-children-and-adolescents-aged-1-19-in-poland-in-the-light-of-international-statistics-since-2000
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Joanna Mazur, Marta Malinowska-Cieślik, Anna Oblacińska
BACKGROUND: Analyses of children and young people mortality continue to be an important component of health monitoring of this population. Such analyses provide the basis to assess the overall trends, the structure of the causes of death over longer periods, and the differences between Poland and other countries. PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study is to present the current status and the direction of changes since 2000 with regard to the level and underlying causes of mortality in children and adolescents aged 1-19 years in Poland on the background of statistics for leading European countries...
2017: Developmental Period Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764273/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-psychiatric-inpatients-a-hospital-based-study-from-kashmir
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Tajamul Hussain, Mushtaq Ahmad Margoob, Sheikh Shoib, Mahak Shafat, Rajesh Kumar Chandel
INTRODUCTION: Over the last fifty years there has been dramatic change in the human environment, behaviours and way-of-life. These changes have resulted in escalating rates of metabolic syndrome not only in general population but also among people with mental illness. Various factors, like the lack of exercise, use of psychotropic medications and inadequate medical care leads to the increased risk of metabolic changes among people with mental illness. Hence, there is a greater need to evaluate metabolic syndrome in this population...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754394/a-potentially-lethal-dysfunction-of-a-subcutaneous-implantable-cardiac-defibrillator-the-phantom-menace
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Mihaela Calcaianu, Didier Bresson, Jacques Lévy
In this article we describe, to our knowledge, the first case of a potentially lethal dysfunction of a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD). A 70-year-old patient underwent primary S-ICD implantation. Nine months after, communication could not be established with the device. Chest radiography revealed that the lead had moved and wrapped around the generator. After equipment extraction, we observed the lead wound around the sagittal axis of the generator. A burn mark with melted metal was found inside the generator...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754393/totally-leadless-dual-device-implantation-for-combined-spontaneous-ventricular-tachycardia-defibrillation-and-pacemaker-function-a-first-report
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Fozia Zahir Ahmed, Colin Cunnington, Manish Motwani, Amir Masood Zaidi
Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICDs) provide effective defibrillation, while also reducing the risk of long-term lead problems. However, S-ICDs do not offer bradycardia or antitachycardia pacing and therefore use has been limited. Combined implantation of an S-ICD with a leadless pacemaker (LP) has been proposed to overcome this limitation. Although a handful of combined S-ICD/LP implantations have been reported for Nanostim (St Jude Medical, St Paul, MN) as well as Micra LP (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) systems, none have documented delivery of appropriate shock therapies for spontaneous ventricular tachycardia...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752228/the-dx-af-study-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-vdd-icd-to-vvi-icd-in-detecting-sub-clinical-atrial-fibrillation-in-defibrillator-patients
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Mohammed Shurrab, Amir Janmohamed, Jean-François Sarrazin, Felix Ayala-Paredes, Marcio Sturmer, Randall Williams, Satish Toal, Chris Lane, Kevin E Thorpe, Jeff S Healey, Eugene Crystal
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia. Appropriate detection of AF and early initiation of oral anticoagulation therapy are critical to reduce the risk of stroke. Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are at high risk of developing AF. The purpose of the Dx-AF study is to demonstrate that a novel single-lead VDD-ICD system (Linox smart S DX) will facilitate adequate recognition of sub-clinical AF and ultimately stroke prevention with a comparable safety profile in comparison to VVI-ICD...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747313/long-term-complications-reoperations-and-survival-following-cardioverter-defibrillator-implant
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Nathaniel Mark Hawkins, Maja Grubisic, Jason G Andrade, Flora Huang, Lillian Ding, Min Gao, Jamil Bashir
OBJECTIVE: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) reduce risk of death in select populations, but are also associated with harms. We aimed to characterise long-term complications and reoperation rate. METHODS: We assessed the rate, cumulative incidence and predictors of long-term reoperation and survival using a prospective, multicentre registry serving British Columbia in Canada, a universal single payer healthcare system with 4.5 million residents. 3410 patients (mean 63...
July 26, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747026/inferior-and-anterior-qrs-fragmentation-have-different-prognostic-value-in-patients-who-received-an-implantable-defibrillator-in-primary-prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death
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B Vandenberk, T Robyns, G Goovaerts, S Van Soest, V Floré, C Garweg, S Van Huffel, J Ector, R Willems
AIMS: QRS fragmentation (fQRS) has been proposed as a predictor of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and all-cause mortality in ischemic (ICM) and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients. However the value of fQRS in patients with a LVEF <35% is a matter of debate. METHODS: All consecutive patients with an indication for an ICD in primary prevention of SCD were included in a retrospective registry from 1996 until 2013. Twelve lead electrocardiograms before implant were analyzed for the presence of fQRS in different regions...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741690/health-care-resource-utilization-before-and-after-perampanel-initiation-among-patients-with-epilepsy-in-the-united-states
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Edward Faught, François Laliberté, Zhixiao Wang, Victoria Barghout, Batool Haider, Dominique Lejeune, Guillaume Germain, Jiyoon Choi, Aneesha Wagh, Mei Sheng Duh
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in health care resource utilization following the initiation of perampanel for the treatment of epilepsy in the United States. METHODS: Health care claims from Symphony Health's Integrated Dataverse database between December 2012 and November 2015 were analyzed. Patients newly initiated on perampanel, having ≥1 epilepsy (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] code 345...
July 25, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734595/arrhythmias-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-incidence-and-management
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Anis J Kadado, Joseph G Akar, James P Hummel
The use of mechanical circulatory support has become an increasingly common practice in patients with heart failure, whether used as bridge to transplantation or as destination therapy. The last couple of decades has seen a drastic change in the functioning of the left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), changing from the first generation devices running on pulsatile flow to the current continuous flow devices. Atrial and ventricular arrhythmias are common among heart failure patients, and though the systematic circulation is well supported in patients on mechanical circulatory support, these arrhythmias can still be the cause of detrimental symptoms and lead to potentially fatal outcomes...
July 10, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733766/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Mrinal Yadava, Matthew Nugent, Angela Krebsbach, Jessica Minnier, Peter Jessel, Charles A Henrikson
PURPOSE: Cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) have traditionally been a contraindication for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent studies suggest that MRI can be conducted safely in select patients with pacemakers (PPMs) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). We sought to determine the safety of MRI in patients with CIEDs, using a protocol for patient selection and device programming. METHODS: This is a prospective, single-center study...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732223/effect-of-piezoelectric-units-on-the-implantable-cardioverter-and-defibrillator
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Gonzalo Gómez Val, Fernando Jara, Baltasar Sánchez, Miguel Roig, Ricard Ferrer, Fernando Duran-Sindreu
PURPOSE: Evidence-based research appears to conflict on the potential risk of electromagnetic interference (EMI) between piezoelectric units (Pzs) and implantable cardioverters and defibrillators (ICDs). The purpose of this study was to observe whether the EMI produced by Pzs is hazardous for ICDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 6 Pzs was conducted in vitro for EMI using an ICD system. To simulate the human body's electrical resistance, electrographic recordings were made of the ICD and lead that were immersed in a bath of saline solution...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725166/tuberculosis-and-hiv-are-the-leading-causes-of-adult-death-in-northwest-ethiopia-evidence-from-verbal-autopsy-data-of-dabat-health-and-demographic-surveillance-system-2007-2013
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Yigzaw Kebede, Gashaw Andargie, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Tadesse Awoke, Mezgebu Yitayal, Solomon Mekonnen, Mamo Wubshet, Temesgen Azmeraw, Yihunie Lakew, Kassahun Alemu
BACKGROUND: Reliable data on causes of death form the basis for building evidence on health policy, planning, monitoring, and evaluation. In Ethiopia, the majority of deaths occur at home and civil registration systems are not yet functional. The main objective of verbal autopsy (VA) is to describe the causes of death at the community or population level where civil registration and death certification systems are weak and where most people die at home without having had contact with the health system...
2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724879/infectious-complications-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-risk-factors-prevention-and-prognosis
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Anna Polewczyk, Wojciech Jacheć, Aneta Maria Polewczyk, Andrzej Tomasik, Marianna Janion, Andrzej Kutarski
INTRODUCTION    Cardiac device infections (CDI) are still a significant problem. The knowledge of risk factors for CDI is crucial both for preventing infections and reducing mortality. OBJECTIVES    The assesment of the risk factors and long term survival of patients with CDI. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The clinical data of 1837 patients (40.9% CDI) undergoing transvenous leads extraction (TLE) at a single institution from 2006 to 2015 was analyzed. We compared the clinical and procedure-related factors for all types of CDI: isolated pocket infection (IPI), isolated lead-related infective endocarditis (ILRIE) and PI+LRIE...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716116/catching-and-monitoring-clinical-innovation-through-performance-indicators-the-case-of-the-breast-conserving-surgery-indicator
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Anna Maria Murante, Silvio Candelori, Paola Rucci, Sabina Nuti, Manuela Roncella, Matteo Ghilli, Andrea Mercatelli, Maria Pia Fantini
BACKGROUND: The evolution in the surgical and diagnostic procedures, the attention to women's preferences, the case mix, and differences in professional practices may lead to a variability in the quality of breast cancer clinical pathway. To catch and manage this variability it is important to use valid measures. The aim of this paper is to examine the concurrent validity of the breast-conserving surgery (BCS) indicator and to provide evidence to guide the quality improvement process...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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