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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217778/a-critical-insight-into-the-development-pipeline-of-microfluidic-immunoassay-devices-for-the-sensitive-quantitation-of-protein-biomarkers-at-the-point-of-care
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REVIEW
Ana I Barbosa, Nuno M Reis
The latest clinical procedures for the timely and cost-effective diagnosis of chronic and acute clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or sepsis (i.e. the biggest causes of death worldwide), involve the quantitation of specific protein biomarkers released into the blood stream or other physiological fluids (e.g. urine or saliva). The clinical thresholds are usually in the femtomolar to picolomar range, and consequently the measurement of these protein biomarkers heavily relies on highly sophisticated, bulky and automated equipment in centralised pathology laboratories...
February 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217514/high-incidence-of-abnormal-glucose-metabolism-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-at-a-moderate-altitude-a-sub-himalayan-study
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Jitender Mokta, Subash Kumar, Neeraj Ganju, Kiran Mokta, Prashant Kumar Panda, Swatantra Gupta
BACKGROUND: Abnormal glucose metabolic status at admission is an important marker of future cardiovascular events and long-term mortality after acute coronary syndrome (ACS), whether or not they are known diabetics. OBJECTIVE: The aims were to study the prevalence of abnormal glucose metabolism in ACS patients and to compare the different methods of diagnosing diabetes in ACS patients. METHODS: We did a prospective study. About 250 consecutive nondiabetic patients (200 men and 50 women) with ACS admitted to a tertiary care institute of Himachal Pradesh in 1 year were enrolled...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213596/white-cell-count-in-the-normal-range-and-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-international-comparisons-of-electronic-health-record-cohorts-in-england-and-new-zealand
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Anoop Dinesh Shah, Simon Thornley, Sheng-Chia Chung, Spiros Denaxas, Rod Jackson, Harry Hemingway
OBJECTIVES: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to discover new clinical implications for established blood tests, but international comparisons have been lacking. We tested the association of total white cell count (WBC) with all-cause mortality in England and New Zealand. SETTING: Primary care practices in England (ClinicAl research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records (CALIBER)) and New Zealand (PREDICT). DESIGN: Analysis of linked electronic health record data sets: CALIBER (primary care, hospitalisation, mortality and acute coronary syndrome registry) and PREDICT (cardiovascular risk assessments in primary care, hospitalisations, mortality, dispensed medication and laboratory results)...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195680/disparities-in-the-incidence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-long-term-trends-from-the-hunter-region
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Allan J Davies, Crystal Naudin, Mohammed Al Omari, Arshad Khan, Chris Oldmeadow, Mark Jones, Bruce Bastian, Rohan Bhagwandeen, Peter Fletcher, James Leitch, Andrew Boyle
BACKGROUND: Trends in the incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) provide important information for health care providers and can allow for accurate planning of future health needs and targeted interventions in areas with an excess burden of cardiovascular disease AIMS: To investigate the regional variations in AMI incidence in the Hunter region METHODS: Incident cases of AMI identified between 1996 and 2013 from the Hunter New England Health Cardiac and Stroke Outcomes Unit were prospectively collected for this study...
February 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194410/acute-feasibility-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-in-severely-obese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Isabelle Vivodtzev, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Anne-Laure Borel, Angélique Grangier, Bernard Wuyam, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
Objective. Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely interconnected conditions both leading to high cardiovascular risk. Inactivity is frequent and physical activity programs remain difficult in these patients. We investigated the acute feasibility of two neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) modalities in extremely inactive obese patients with OSA. Design. A randomized cross-over study, with two experimental sessions (one per condition: multipath NMES versus conventional NMES). Setting. Outpatient research hospital...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192107/gastrointestinal-complications-of-obesity
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Michael Camilleri, Harmeet Malhi, Andres Acosta
Obesity is usually associated with morbidity related to diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. However, there are many gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases for which obesity is the direct cause [e.g. non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD)] or is a significant risk factor, such as reflux esophagitis and gallstones. When obesity is a risk factor, it may interact with other mechanisms and result in earlier presentation or complicated diseases. There are increased odds ratios or relative risks of several gastrointestinal complications of obesity: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, erosive gastritis, gastric cancer, diarrhea, colonic diverticular disease, polyps, cancer, liver disease including NAFLD, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstones, acute pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer...
February 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190429/the-scope-of-neurology-of-critical-illness
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E F M Wijdicks
Critical illness increases the probability of a neurologic complication. There are many reasons to consult a neurologist in a critically ill patient and most often it is altered alertness with no intuitive plausible explanation. Other common clinical neurologic problems facing the intensive care specialist and consulting neurologist in everyday decisions are coma following prolonged cardiovascular surgery, newly perceived motor asymmetry, seizures or other abnormal movements, and generalized muscle weakness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186000/monitoring-fetal-maturation-objectives-techniques-and-indices-of-autonomic-function
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Dirk Hoyer, Jan Zebrowski, Dirk Cysarz, Hernani Goncalves, Adelina Pytlik, Celia Amorim-Costa, Joao Bernardes, Diogo Ayres-de-Campos, Otto Witte, Ekkehard Schleussner, Lisa Stroux, Christopher Redman, Antoniya Georgieva, Stephen Payne, Gari Clifford, Maria Signorini, Giovanni Magenes, Fernando Andreotti, Hagen Malberg, Sebastian Zaunseder, Igor Lakhno, Uwe Schneider
Monitoring the fetal behavior does not only have implications for acute care but also for identifying developmental disturbances that burden the entire later life. The concept, of "fetal programming", also known as "developmental origins of adult disease hypothesis", e.g. applies for cardiovascular, metabolic, hyperkinetic, cognitive disorders. Since the autonomic nervous system is involved in all of those systems, cardiac autonomic control may provide relevant functional diagnostic and prognostic information...
February 10, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182039/hemodialysis-outcomes-and-practice-patterns-in-end-stage-renal-disease-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kerala
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G R Lakshminarayana, L G Sheetal, A Mathew, R Rajesh, G Kurian, V N Unni
This study was planned to analyze the hemodialysis practice patterns from a tertiary care referral centre as there is very limited data from India. All patients of ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) in dialysis unit at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala for a minimum period of 3 months were included. A total of 134 patients (M: F 2:1) with age of 20 to 84 years (Mean: 59.83; SD: 11.98) were studied. The most common causes of ESRD in study population were diabetic nephropathy (DN) (59.7%) followed by unclassified group (19...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169020/description-of-stroke-mimics-after-complete-neurovascular-assessment
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C Avellaneda-Gómez, A Rodríguez Campello, E Giralt Steinhauer, A Gómez González, M Serra Martínez, P de Ceballos Cerrajería, A Zabalza de Torres, E Cuadrado-Godia, A Ois Santiago, J Jiménez-Conde, J Roquer
INTRODUCTION: A considerable percentage of events initially diagnosed as ischaemic stroke have non-cerebrovascular causes; these are called stroke mimics (SM). Currently available evidence about these events is heterogeneous and comes from studies with small samples. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to identify conditions that may present as SM, define their epidemiological and clinical characteristics, and determine the percentage of cases of SM treated with intravenous fibrinolysis...
February 4, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167634/management-of-patients-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-acute-care-and-periprocedural-setting-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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Amish N Raval, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Mina K Chung, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Deborah Diercks, Jonathan P Piccini, Hee Soo Jung, Jeffrey B Washam, Babu G Welch, Allyson R Zazulia, Sean P Collins
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now widely used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and management of venous thromboembolism. In clinical practice, there is still widespread uncertainty on how to manage patients on NOACs who bleed or who are at risk for bleeding. Clinical trial data related to NOAC reversal for bleeding and perioperative management are sparse, and recommendations are largely derived from expert opinion. Knowledge of time of last ingestion of the NOAC and renal function is critical to managing these patients given that laboratory measurement is challenging because of the lack of commercially available assays in the United States...
February 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164815/climate-change-and-underserved-communities
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REVIEW
Carol Ziegler, Vincent Morelli, Omotayo Fawibe
Climate change is the greatest global health threat of the twenty-first century, yet it is not widely understood as a health hazard by primary care providers in the United States. Aside from increasing displacement of populations and acute trauma resulting from increasing frequency of natural disasters, the impact of climate change on temperature stress, vector-borne illnesses, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, and mental health is significant, with disproportionate impact on underserved and marginalized populations...
March 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163427/rheumatic-heart-disease-screening-current-concepts-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Scott Dougherty, Maziar Khorsandi, Philip Herbst
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a disease of poverty, is almost entirely preventable, and is the most common cardiovascular disease worldwide in those under 25 years. RHD is caused by acute rheumatic fever (ARF) which typically results in cumulative valvular lesions that may present clinically after a number of years of subclinical disease. Therapeutic interventions, therefore, typically focus on preventing subsequent ARF episodes (with penicillin prophylaxis). However, not all patients with ARF develop symptoms and not all symptomatic cases present to a physician or are correctly diagnosed...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157591/higher-prevalence-of-detectable-troponin-i-among-cocaine-users-without-known-cardiovascular-disease
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Elise D Riley, Priscilla Y Hsue, Eric Vittinghoff, Alan H B Wu, Phillip O Coffin, Peter K Moore, Kara L Lynch
BACKGROUND: While cocaine use is an established risk factor for acute cardiovascular complications, associations between cocaine use and markers of cardiac injury outside of acute hospital presentation remain poorly characterized. We leveraged advances in cardiac troponin (cTnI) testing to assess low but clinically meaningful levels of cardiac injury among cocaine users and non-users. METHODS: We conducted a case control study comparing cTnI levels by the presence of cocaine among patients presenting for non-cardiac care in an urban safety net hospital...
January 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154584/temporal-trends-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-in-korea
#15
REVIEW
Jong-Chan Youn, Seongwoo Han, Kyu-Hyung Ryu
Heart failure (HF) is an important cardiovascular disease because of its increasing prevalence, significant morbidity, high mortality and rapidly expanding health care costs. The number of HF patients is increasing worldwide and Korea is no exception. Temporal trends of four representative Korean hospitalized HF registries-the Hallym HF study, the Korean Multicenter HF study, the Korean Heart Failure (KorHF) registry and the Korean Acute Heart Failure (KorAHF) registry showed mild survival improvement reflecting overall HF patient care development in Korea despite the increased severity of enrolled patients with higher incidence of multiple comorbidities...
January 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154296/age-specific-trends-in-the-incidence-and-in-hospital-mortality-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-over-30-years-in-japan%C3%A3-report-from-the-miyagi-ami-registry-study
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Yuanji Cui, Kiyotaka Hao, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Tomohiko Shindo, Kensuke Nishimiya, Yoku Kikuchi, Ryuji Tsuburaya, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kenta Ito, Yasuhiko Sakata, Hiroaki Shimokawa
BACKGROUND: We are now facing rapid population aging in Japan, which will affect the actual situation of cardiovascular diseases. However, age-specific trends in the incidence and mortality of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Japan remain to be elucidated.Methods and Results:We enrolled a total of 27,220 AMI patients (male/female 19,818/7,402) in our Miyagi AMI Registry during the past 30 years. We divided them into 4 age groups (≤59, 60-69, 70-79 and ≥80 years) and examined the temporal trends in the incidence and in-hospital mortality of AMI during 3 decades (1985-1994, 1995-2004 and 2005-2014)...
February 2, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152436/an-individualized-coaching-program-for-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-feasibility-study
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P Vanacker, D Standaert, N Libbrecht, I Vansteenkiste, D Bernard, L Yperzeele, G Vanhooren
OBJECTIVES: An individualized stroke care program was developed to match patients' education with their needs regarding stroke knowledge, secondary prevention and rehabilitation. Our purpose was to assess feasibility of in-hospital and post-discharge, personalized stroke coaching service. METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients enrolled in ASTRAL-B stroke registry (Sint-Lucashospital, Bruges Belgium) with: (a) hospitalization between 12/2014-12/2015, (b) hospital-to-home discharge, and (c) without cognitive decline, were selected...
January 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151526/-pre-hospital-management-of-patients-with-chest-pain-and-or-dyspnoea-of-cardiac-origin
#18
Farzin Beygui, Maaret Castren, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Fernando Rosell-Ortiz, Michael Christ, Uwe Zeymer, Kurt Huber, Fredrik Folke, Leif Svensson, Hector Bueno, Arnoud Van't Hof, Nikolaos Nikolaou, Lutz Nibbe, Sandrine Charpentier, Eva Swahn, Marco Tubaro, Patrick Goldstein
Chest pain and acute dyspnoea are frequent causes of emergency medical services activation. The pre-hospital management of these conditions is heterogeneous across different regions of the world and Europe, as a consequence of the variety of emergency medical services and absence of specific practical guidelines. This position paper focuses on the practical aspects of the pre-hospital treatment on board and transfer of patients taken in charge by emergency medical services for chest pain and dyspnoea of suspected cardiac aetiology after the initial assessment and diagnostic work-up...
2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150850/chewing-versus-swallowing-ticagrelor-to-accelerate-platelet-inhibitionin-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-cheers-study-for-the-platis-platelets-and-thrombosis-in-sheba-study-group
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Elad Asher, Shir Frydman, Moshe Katz, Ehud Regev, Avi Sabbag, Israel Mazin, Arsalan Abu-Much, Andrew Kukuy, Anna Mazo, Aharon Erez, Anat Berkovitch, Michael Narodistky, Israel Barbash, Amit Segev, Roy Beigel, Shlomi Matetzky
It was the study objective to evaluate whether chewing a 180 mg loading dose of ticagrelor versus an equal dose of traditional oral administration, enhances inhibition of platelet aggregation 1 hour (h) after administering a ticagrelor loading dose in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients. Dual anti-platelet therapy represents standard care for treating NSTEMI patients. Ticagrelor is a direct acting P2Y12 inhibitor and, unlike clopidogrel and prasugrel, does not require metabolic activation...
February 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149316/effect-of-intravenous-midazolam-on-cardiac-parameters-in-acute-tricyclic-antidepressants-poisoning
#20
Nastaran Eizadi-Mood, Elham Aboofazeli, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Farzad Gheshlaghi, Shirinsadat Badri, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
BACKGROUND: Midazolam is commonly and safely used in poisoning management and intensive care for the control of agitated poisoned patients. Despite the introduction of newer and safer antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) are still prescribed and used in many countries due to their cost-effectiveness. Severe morbidity and mortality associated with these drugs arises largely from their well-documented cardiovascular toxicity. In this study we aimed to investigate the probable effect of midazolam on some hemodynamic indices in TCAs-poisoned patients...
July 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
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