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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529812/diabetic-muscle-infarction-masquerading-as-necrotizing-fasciitis
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Kalyana C Janga, Ankur Sinha, Perry Wengrofsky, Phone Oo, Sheldon Greenberg, Regina Tarkovsky, Kavita Sharma
A 43-year-old male patient with past medical history of diabetes mellitus (DM), end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis (HD), congestive heart failure (CHF), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and chronic anemia presented with complaints of left thigh pain. A computerized tomogram (CT) of the thigh revealed evidence of edema with no evidence of a focal collection or gas formation noted. The patient's clinical symptoms persisted and he underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of his thigh which was reported to show small areas of muscle necrosis with fluid collection...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524025/-effect-of-esmolol-on-hemodynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Shupeng Wang, Min Li, Jun Duan, Li Yi, Xu Huang, Desheng Chen, Gang Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of heart rate control with esmolol on hemodynamics, inflammatory cytokines and clinical outcomes in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with septic shock admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of China-Japan Friendship Hospital from August 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled. After 24 hours of resuscitation and other therapy, they were randomly divided into two groups by sealed envelope...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520449/-novelties-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
#3
Filip Souček, Jan Novak
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome which is manifested by characteristic symptoms and objective signs of cardiac insufficiency. The incidence of HF, particularly its chronic form, is estimated 0.4-2 % in the central and western Europe, with an increase in higher age groups, affecting 10-20 % of the population aged over 80. With respect to its growing incidence and prevalence, novel modalities of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment are being developed in order to improve quality of life and survival of the affected patients...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513118/metformin-does-not-induce-hyperlactatemia-in-patients-admitted-to-internal-medicine-ward
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Shlomit Koren, Shani Zilberman-Itskovich, Ronit Koren, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Ahuva Golik
BACKGROUND: Concerns about metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA) prohibit the use of metformin in a large subset of diabetic patients, mostly in patients with chronic kidney disease. Increasing evidence suggests that the current safety regulations may be overly restrictive. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between chronic metformin treatment and lactate level in acute illness on the first day of admission to an internal medicine ward. METHODS: We compared diabetic and non-diabetic hospitalized patients treated or not treated with metformin in different sets of kidney function...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508293/influenza-infection-and-heart-failure-vaccination-may-change-heart-failure-prognosis
#5
REVIEW
Nikolaos P E Kadoglou, Frank Bracke, Tim Simmers, Sotirios Tsiodras, John Parissis
The interaction of influenza infection with the pathogenesis of acute heart failure (AHF) and the worsening of chronic heart failure (CHF) is rather complex. The deleterious effects of influenza infection on AHF/CHF can be attenuated by specific immunization. Our review aimed to summarize the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and dosage of anti-influenza vaccination in HF. In this literature review, we searched MEDLINE and EMBASE from January 1st 1966 to December 31st, 2016, for studies examining the association between AHF/CHF, influenza infections, and anti-influenza immunizations...
May 15, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506373/heart-disease-and-the-liver-pathologic-evaluation
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REVIEW
Anne Knoll Koehne de Gonzalez, Jay H Lefkowitch
Liver injury due to acute and chronic heart failure has long been recognized. This article discusses the concepts of acute cardiogenic liver injury (ACLI) and cardiac or congestive hepatopathy (CH) along with their clinical manifestations and sequelae. Histologically, ACLI manifests as centrilobular hepatocellular necrosis, whereas CH is associated with centrilobular hepatocyte atrophy, dilated sinusoids, and perisinusoidal fibrosis, progressing to bridging fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis. ACLI is associated with marked increases in aminotransferase levels, whereas CH is associated with a cholestatic pattern of laboratory tests...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503972/molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-oxidant-and-anti-aging-effects-induced-by-convallatoxin-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Jia Xu, Youming Guo, Tianzhuo Sui, Qifei Wang, Yue Zhang, Ruining Zhang, Mingyang Wang, Shuwen Guan, Liping Wang
Convallatoxin is widely used as a cardiac glycoside in acute and chronic congestive heart-failure and paroxysmal tachycardia, with many effects and underlying protective mechanisms on inflammation and cellular proliferation. However, convallatoxin has not been investigated in its antioxidant effects and lifespan extension in Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we found that convallatoxin (20 μM) could significantly prolong the lifespan of wild-type C. elegans up to 16.3% through daf-16, but not sir-2.1 signaling and increased thermotolerance and resistance to paraquat-induced oxidative stress...
May 14, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503386/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-cardiac-surgery
#8
Ali S Haider, Prabhat Garg, Ian T Watson, Dean Leonard, Umair Khan, Ahmed Haque, Phu Nguyen, Kennith F Layton
Ischemic stroke is a rare yet devastating complication that may occur following cardiothoracic surgery. Fibrinolytic treatment is contraindicated due to elevated risk for hemorrhage. Mechanical thrombectomy entails a catheterized approach wherein the thrombus is physically removed from the vessel without the use of fibrinolytics, minimizing the possibility of intracranial hemorrhage. Here, we present two original cases of mechanical thrombectomy as treatment for patients experiencing emergent large vessel occlusion following cardiothoracic surgery...
April 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501384/acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-the-safe-simeu-epidemiological-study
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Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Giorgio Carbone, Roberto Cosentini, Annamaria Ferrari, Mauro Chiesa, Alessio Bertini, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute heart failure (AHF) have high rates of attendance to emergency departments (EDs), with significant health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients attending Italian EDs for AHF and their diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis on 2683 cases observed in six Italian EDs for AHF (January 2011 to June 2012). RESULTS: The median age of patients was 84 years (interquartile range 12), with females accounting for 55...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499710/impact-of-prealbumin-on-mortality-and-hospital-readmission-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Jonathan Franco, Francesc Formiga, Joan-Carles Trullas, P Salamanca Bautista, Alicia Conde, Luis Manzano, Raúl Quirós, Álvaro González Franco, Alejandro Martín Ezquerro, Manuel Montero-Pérez-Barquero
BACKGROUND: Prealbumin is a maker of nutritional status and inflammation of potential prognostic value in acute heart failure (HF). The aim of this study is to evaluate if low prealbumin levels on admission predict mortality and readmissions in patients with acute HF. METHOD: We conducted a prospective observational cohort study including 442 patients hospitalized for acute HF. Patients were classified in two groups according to prealbumin levels: "normal" prealbumin (>15mg) and "low" prealbumin (≤15mg/dL)...
May 9, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495210/3-tesla-23-na-magnetic-resonance-imaging-during-acute-kidney-injury
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Matthias Hammon, Susan Grossmann, Peter Linz, Hannes Seuss, Rebecca Hammon, Daniela Rosenhauer, Rolf Janka, Alexander Cavallaro, Friedrich C Luft, Jens Titze, Michael Uder, Anke Dahlmann
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Sodium and proton magnetic resonance imaging ((23)Na/(1)H-MRI) have shown that muscle and skin can store Na(+) without water. In chronic renal failure and in heart failure, Na(+) mobilization occurs, but is variable depending on age, dialysis vintage, and other features. Na(+) storage depots have not been studied in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 7 patients with AKI (mean age: 51.7 years; range: 25-84) and 14 age-matched and gender-matched healthy controls...
May 8, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492564/-heart-rate-as-a-therapeutic-target-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-in-chronic-coronary-heart-disease
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Marco Ambrosetti, Giuseppe Scardina, Giuseppe Favretto, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Pompilio Massimo Faggiano, Cesare Greco, Roberto Franco Pedretti
For patients with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD), either after hospitalization for acute cardiac events or in the chronic phase, comprehensive treatment programs should be devoted to: (i) reducing mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events, (ii) reducing the ischemic burden and related symptoms, and (iii) increasing exercise capacity and quality of life.Heart rate (HR) has demonstrated to have prognostic value and patients beyond the limit of 70 bpm display increased risk of all the above adverse outcomes, even after adjustment for parameters such as the extension of myocardial infarction and the presence of heart failure...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487868/severe-symptomatic-acute-hyponatremia-in-traumatic-brain-injury-responded-very-rapidly-to-a-single-15-mg-dose-of-oral-tolvaptan-a-mayo-clinic-health-system-hospital-experience-need-for-caution-with-tolvaptan-in-younger-patients-with-preserved-renal-function
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Macaulay Amechi Chukwukadibia Onuigbo, Nneoma Agbasi
Tolvaptan is now well established as a potent pharmaceutical agent for symptomatic hyponatremia from syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH), congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis. Previous studies had recruited older (63-65 years) patients with mild renal impairment (serum creatinine, 1.3-1.4 mg/dl). A 2012 report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry described tolvaptan as a "lifesaving drug". A major outcome concern in the treatment of chronic hyponatremia is potentially fatal pontine demyelination from over-rapid correction of serum sodium >0...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485203/expert-panel-recommendations-for-the-identification-and-management-of-hyperkalemia-and-role-of-patiromer-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-heart-failure
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Zubaid Rafique, Matthew R Weir, Macaulay Onuigbo, Bertram Pitt, Richard Lafayette, Javed Butler, Maria Lopes, Carolyn Farnum, W Frank Peacock
Virtual panel meetings were conducted among 7 physicians, all of whom are independent experts, including 3 nephrologists, 2 cardiologists, and 2 emergency medicine physicians (the panel). The panel met with the purpose of discussing the current treatment landscape, treatment challenges, economic impact, and gaps in care for patients with hyperkalemia that is associated with heart failure and chronic kidney disease. The stated goal of the panel discussion was to develop practical solutions in the identification and management of hyperkalemia in this patient population...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484507/sulphurous-mineral-waters-new-applications-for-health
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REVIEW
Jose Manuel Carbajo, Francisco Maraver
Sulphurous mineral waters have been traditionally used in medical hydrology as treatment for skin, respiratory, and musculoskeletal disorders. However, driven by recent intense research efforts, topical treatments are starting to show benefits for pulmonary hypertension, arterial hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemia-reperfusion injury, heart failure, peptic ulcer, and acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. The beneficial effects of sulphurous mineral waters, sulphurous mud, or peloids made from sulphurous mineral water have been attributed to the presence of sulphur mainly in the form of hydrogen sulphide...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479167/trajectory-of-congestion-metrics-by-ejection-fraction-in%C3%A2-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-from-the-heart-failure%C3%A2-network
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Andrew P Ambrosy, Ankeet S Bhatt, Dianne Gallup, Kevin J Anstrom, Javed Butler, Adam D DeVore, G Michael Felker, Marat Fudim, Stephen J Greene, Adrian F Hernandez, Jacob P Kelly, Marc D Samsky, Robert J Mentz
Differences in the clinical course of congestion by underlying ejection fraction (EF) have not been well-characterized in acute heart failure (AHF). A post hoc analysis was performed using pooled data from the Diuretic Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure, Cardiorenal Rescue Study in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, and Renal Optimization Strategies Evaluation in Acute Heart Failure trials. All patients were admitted for a primary diagnosis of AHF. Patients were grouped as reduced EF ≤40%, borderline 40% < EF < 50%, or preserved EF ≥50%...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477282/implantation-of-carillon-%C3%A2-mitral-contour-system-with-transvenous-left-ventricular-lead-in-place
#17
T Wengenmayer, J Reinöhl, J Steinfurt, A Mittag, C Bode, J Biermann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is an established treatment option for chronic heart failure patients with left bundle branch block. Although a concomitant functional mitral regurgitation is often reduced by CRT, many patients need additional mitral valve repair. Placing a CARILLON(®) Mitral Contour System (CMCS) over a transvenous CRT lead is currently not recommended, since both of them are implanted in the coronary sinus (CS). The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of sequential implantation of a transvenous LV lead followed by CMCS implantation, and to assess LV lead performance and possibility of extraction...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472598/supportive-cardiology-moving-palliative-care-upstream-for-patients-living-with-advanced-heart-failure
#18
Warren Harris Lewin, Wendy Cheung, A Nina Horvath, Shana Haberman, Archna Patel, Dorothy Sullivan
Heart failure (HF) affects ∼600,000 Canadians and is a chronic, life-limiting illness marked by exacerbations of distressing symptoms requiring acute medical management, typically sought in Canada's emergency departments. HF often has an unpredictable illness trajectory and is a chronic terminal illness with a poor prognosis. Patients living with advanced HF have difficulty in accessing palliative care (PC) supports, which can result in unnecessary suffering as their HF progresses and they near end of life (EOL)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471885/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
#19
Laurence Dangers, Nicholas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Lebreton, Guillaume Hékimian, Ania Nieszkowska, Sébastien Besset, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Jean Chastre, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
OBJECTIVE: Long-term outcomes of patients treated with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure (i.e., cardiogenic shock complicating chronic cardiomyopathy) have not yet been reported. This study was undertaken to describe their outcomes and determine mortality-associated factors. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected. SETTING: Twenty-six-bed tertiary hospital ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five patients implanted with venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute decompensated heart failure...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471687/the-dilemma-of-dual-renin-angiotensin-system-blockade-in-chronic-kidney-disease-why-beneficial-in-animal-experiments-but-not-in-the-clinic
#20
V Čertíková Chábová, L Červenka
Drugs interfering with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) improved the prognosis in patients with hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. However, combining different drugs brought no further benefit while increasing the risk of hyperkalemia, hypotension and acute renal failure. This was so with combining angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin II receptors type 1 antagonists (ARB). Dissimilarly, in animal disease models this dual therapy proved clearly superior to single drug treatment and became the optimal standard regime for comparison with other treatments...
May 4, 2017: Physiological Research
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