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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320158/addressing-post-stroke-care-in-rural-areas-with-peru-as-a-case-study-placing-emphasis-on-evidence-based-pragmatism
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J Jaime Miranda, Miguel G Moscoso, Lijing L Yan, Francisco Diez-Canseco, Germán Málaga, Hector H Garcia, Bruce Ovbiagele
Stroke is a major cause of death and disability, with most of its burden now affecting low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). People in rural areas of LMIC who have a stroke receive very little acute stroke care and local healthcare workers and family caregivers in these regions lack the necessary knowledge to assist them. Intriguingly, a recent rapid growth in cell-phone use and digital technology in rural areas has not yet been appropriately exploited for health care training and delivery purposes. What should be done in rural areas, at the community setting-level, where access to healthcare is limited remains a challenge...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319521/warfarin-and-aspirin-versus-warfarin-alone-for-prevention-of-embolic-events-in-patients-with-a-heartmate-ii%C3%A2-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Joseph S Van Tuyl, Ian B Hollis, Khalid A Alburikan, Richard Tran, Brian P Murray, Jo E Rodgers, Jason N Katz, Brett C Sheridan
Acquired von Willebrand disease increases bleeding risk in patients implanted with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Lower aspirin doses decrease the risk of bleeding without an increased risk of embolic events. No published studies in the U.S. have compared the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic events between antithrombotic regimens with and without aspirin. A single-center, retrospective analysis was conducted of adult patients implanted with a HM II. Patients received warfarin and aspirin 81 mg daily or warfarin alone...
March 17, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318830/long-term-outcome-of-the-gore-excluder-aaa-endoprosthesis-for-treatment-of-infrarenal-aortic-aneurysms
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Claire G Poublon, Suzanne Holewijn, Steven M M van Sterkenburg, Ignace F J Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Michel M P J Reijnen
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term outcome of GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis (W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc, Flagstaff, Arizona) for elective treatment of infrarenal aortic aneurysms and to evaluate performance of different generations of the device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of 248 patients undergoing elective endovascular aneurysm repair with the GORE EXCLUDER between January 2000 and December 2015 in 2 hospitals. Primary endpoint was reintervention-free survival...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318659/cardiovascular-and-general-health-status-of-adults-with-trisomy-21
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Samuel A Hayes, Shelby Kutty, Joshua Thomas, Joyce T Johnson, Anji T Yetman
BACKGROUND: Patients with Trisomy 21 are now living well into adulthood. Little data exists to assist the cardiologist in the care of these patients. We sought to examine the cardiac and general health status of adults with Trisomy 21 undergoing cardiac evaluation. METHODS & RESULTS: A retrospective review of all affected adults >21years followed at 2 tertiary care institutions was performed. Of 193 patients identified, median age was 31 (range 21.1-60.5) years...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316276/levosimendan-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rajendra H Mehta, Jeffrey D Leimberger, Sean van Diepen, James Meza, Alice Wang, Rachael Jankowich, Robert W Harrison, Douglas Hay, Stephen Fremes, Andra Duncan, Edward G Soltesz, John Luber, Soon Park, Michael Argenziano, Edward Murphy, Randy Marcel, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis, Dave Nagpal, John Bozinovski, Wolfgang Toller, Matthias Heringlake, Shaun G Goodman, Jerrold H Levy, Robert A Harrington, Kevin J Anstrom, John H Alexander
Background Levosimendan is an inotropic agent that has been shown in small studies to prevent or treat the low cardiac output syndrome after cardiac surgery. Methods In a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or less who were undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous levosimendan (at a dose of 0...
March 19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315569/algorithm-for-predicting-chd-death-risk-in-turkish-adults-conventional-factors-contribute-only-moderately-in-women
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Altan Onat, Günay Can, Ayşem Kaya, Muhammed Keskin, Mert I Hayıroğlu, Hüsniye Yüksel
OBJECTIVE: To assist the management strategy of individuals, we determined an algorithm for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) death in Turkish adults with a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: The risk of CHD death was estimated in 3054 middle-aged adults, followed over 9.08±4.2 years. Cox proportional hazard regression was used to predict risk. Discrimination was assessed using C-statistics. RESULTS: CHD death was identified in 233 subjects...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314861/physician-assisted-death-in-chronic-neurologic-diseases
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James L Bernat, Michael P McQuillen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306174/the-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-alpha-subunit-is-a-target-for-direct-redox-modification-during-oxidative-stress-the-role-of-cysteine-residues-in-the-alpha-interacting-domain
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Padmapriya Muralidharan, Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Evan Ingley, Livia C Hool
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world. The incidence of cardiovascular disease is predicted to further rise with the increase in obesity and diabetes and with the ageing population. Even though the survival rate from ischemic heart disease has improved over the past 30 years, many patients progress to a chronic pathological condition, known as cardiac hypertrophy that is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium play an essential role in mediating cardiac hypertrophy...
March 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306158/effect-of-chronic-diseases-and-multimorbidity-on-survival-and-functioning-in-elderly-adults
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Debora Rizzuto, René J F Melis, Sara Angleman, Chengxuan Qiu, Alessandra Marengoni
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of chronic disorders and their co-occurrence on survival and functioning in community-dwelling older adults. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 78 and older examined by physicians four times over 11 years (N = 1,099). MEASUREMENTS: Chronic diseases (grouped according to 10 organ systems according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, code) and multimorbidity (≥2 coexisting chronic diseases) were evaluated in terms of mortality, population attributable risk of death, median years of life lost, and median survival time with and without disability (need of assistance in ≥1 activities of daily living)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304084/surgical-versus-non-surgical-management-for-pleural-empyema
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REVIEW
Mark D Redden, Tze Yang Chin, Mieke L van Driel
BACKGROUND: Empyema refers to pus in the pleural space, commonly due to adjacent pneumonia, chest wall injury, or a complication of thoracic surgery. A range of therapeutic options are available for its management, ranging from percutaneous aspiration and intercostal drainage to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or thoracotomy drainage. Intrapleural fibrinolytics may also be administered following intercostal drain insertion to facilitate pleural drainage. There is currently a lack of consensus regarding optimal treatment...
March 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303590/psychiatric-disability-in-law-enforcement-officers
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Marilyn Price
Law enforcement officers all across the world are exposed to violence, confrontation, and traumatic incidents. They regularly witness death and suffering and are at risk of personal injury. Psychiatric sequelae include an increased risk for trauma-related symptoms, depression, alcohol-use disorders, and stress-related medical conditions. Law enforcement officers have been applying for early disability retirement pensions at an increased rate for stress-related psychiatric and medical conditions. As a result, law enforcement agencies are prematurely losing valuable resources, officers with training and experience...
March 17, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301700/implementing-california-s-law-on-assisted-dying
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Ruchika Mishra
On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown approved bill ABX2 15, the End of Life Option Act, making California the fifth state in the country to allow physician-assisted dying. The law was modeled after Oregon's 1997 Death with Dignity Act. When the legislative special session ended on March 10, 2016, California health care providers had only ninety days to respond to the state mandate before the law would take effect, on June 9, 2016. Experience with the law so far suggests several challenges with implementation...
March 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301336/sepsis-in-obstetrics-clinical-features-and-early-warning-tools
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Sheryl E Parfitt, Mary L Bogat, Sandra L Hering, Charlotte Ottley, Cheryl Roth
Morbidity and mortality associated with sepsis has gained widespread attention on a local, state, and national level, yet, it remains a complicated disorder that can be difficult to identify in a timely manner. Sepsis in obstetric patients further complicates the diagnosis as alterations in physiology related to pregnancy can mask sepsis indicators normally seen in the general population. If early signs of sepsis go unrecognized, septic shock can develop, leading to organ dysfunction and potential death. Maternal early warning tools have been designed to assist clinicians in recognizing early indications of illness...
March 15, 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300831/immunoproteomic-identification-and-characterization-of-ni-2-regulated-proteins-implicates-ni-2-in-the-induction-of-monocyte-cell-death
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Annika Jakob, Franz Mussotter, Stefanie Ohnesorge, Lisa Dietz, Julian Pardo, Ian D Haidl, Hermann-Josef Thierse
Nickel allergy is the most common cause of allergic reactions worldwide, with cutaneous and systemic effects potentially affecting multiple organs. Monocytes are precursors of not only macrophages but also dendritic cells, the most potent activators of nickel hypersensitivity. Monocytes are themselves important antigen-presenting cells, capable of nickel-specific T-cell activation in vivo and in vitro, in addition to being important for immediate innate immune inflammation. To elucidate early Ni(2+)-dependent inflammatory molecular mechanisms in human monocytes, a Ni(2+)-specific proteomic approach was applied...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299971/addressing-excess-risk-of-overdose-among-recently-incarcerated-people-in-the-usa-harm-reduction-interventions-in-correctional-settings
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Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, David H Cloud, Chelsea Davis, Nickolas Zaller, Ayesha Delany-Brumsey, Leah Pope, Sarah Martino, Benjamin Bouvier, Josiah Rich
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to discuss overdose among those with criminal justice experience and recommend harm reduction strategies to lessen overdose risk among this vulnerable population. Design/methodology/approach Strategies are needed to reduce overdose deaths among those with recent incarceration. Jails and prisons are at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic but are a largely untapped setting for implementing overdose education, risk assessment, medication assisted treatment, and naloxone distribution programs...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299282/extracellular-proton-concentrations-impacts-ln229-glioblastoma-tumor-cell-fate-via-differential-modulation-of-surface-lipids
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Sebastian John, K C Sivakumar, Rashmi Mishra
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive form of brain cancer with marginal survival rates. GBM extracellular acidosis can profoundly impact its cell fate heterogeneities and progression. However, the molecules and mechanisms that enable GBM tumor cells acid adaptation and consequent cell fate competencies are weakly understood. Since extracellular proton concentrations (pHe) directly intercept the tumor cell plasma membrane, surface lipids must play a crucial role in pHe-dependent tumor cell fate dynamics...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298551/high-hypothetical-interest-in-physician-assisted-death-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Amber Salter, Tuula Tyry, Gary R Cutter, Stacey Cofield, Robert J Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess the opinions of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) regarding physician-assisted death (PAD). METHODS: We surveyed participants in the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Registry regarding PAD. For each of 5 hypothetical situations, respondents indicated whether they definitely would, probably would, probably would not, or definitely would not consider PAD. They also reported their sociodemographics, disability status using Patient-Determined Disease Steps, depression status, pain status, religiosity, and degree of social support...
March 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293771/usefulness-of-2d-fusion-of-postmortem-ct-and-antemortem-chest-radiography-studies-for-human-identification
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Norihiro Shinkawa, Toshinori Hirai, Ryuichi Nishii, Nobuhiro Yukawa
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility of human identification through the two-dimensional (2D) fusion of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and antemortem chest radiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 15 subjects who had undergone chest radiography studies more than 12 months before death. Fused images in which a chest radiograph was fused with a PMCT image were obtained for those subjects using a workstation, and the minimum distance gaps between corresponding anatomical landmarks (located at soft tissue and bone sites) in the images obtained with the two modalities were calculated...
March 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293311/aortic-annulus-enlargement-early-and-long-terms-results
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Selman Dumani, Ermal Likaj, Laureta Dibra, Vera Beca, Saimir Kuci, Ali Refatllari
AIM: Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a common occurrence in aortic valve surgery. Even the discussions about the impact of this phenomenon on the results of aortic valve surgery, the management of this problem remain one of the main topics in this kind of surgery. One of the ways of a solution is aortic annulus enlargement. The main topic of this study is to evaluate the early and longterm results of this technique in our country. METHODS: During the period January 2010 -January 2015, 641 patients performed aortic valve surgery...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292501/indian-health-service-pharmacists-engaged-in-opioid-safety-initiatives-and-expanding-access-to-naloxone
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Hillary Duvivier, Samantha Gustafson, Morgan Greutman, Tenzin Jangchup, Ashlee Knapp Harden, Aimee Reinhard, Keith Warshany
OBJECTIVE: To develop effective pharmacy-based interventions to mitigate harm from opioid use disorders. Programs include responsible opioid prescribing, expanded access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), naloxone, and community interventions. SETTING: Clinical pharmacists practicing at Indian Health Service (IHS) locations in the Southwest, Midwest, and Great Lakes regions. These pharmacists serve culturally diverse American Indian populations throughout the United States and interface with tribal and federal programs to impact the opioid epidemic in Indian Country...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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