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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822744/aldosterone-renin-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-mortality-among-african%C3%A2-americans-the-jackson-heart-study
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Joshua J Joseph, Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Rita R Kalyani, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Alain G Bertoni, Valery S Effoe, Ramon Casanova, Mario Sims, Wen-Chih Wu, Gary S Wand, Adolfo Correa, Sherita H Golden
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association of aldosterone and plasma renin activity (PRA) with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD), using a composite endpoint of coronary heart disease, stroke, and/or heart failure and mortality among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data for the association of aldosterone and PRA with incident CVD or all-cause mortality among community-dwelling African Americans. METHODS: A total of 4,985 African American adults, 21 to 94 years of age, were followed for 12 years...
August 3, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816783/association-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-and-the-incidence-of-a-composite-of-postoperative-in-hospital-mortality-and-cardiovascular-events-in-men-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
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Maged Y Argalious, Jing You, Guangmei Mao, Daniel Ramos, Sandeep Khanna, Kamal Maheshwari, Carlos Trombetta
BACKGROUND: Whether patients on testosterone replacement therapy undergoing noncardiac surgery have an increased risk of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events remains unknown. We therefore sought to identify the impact of testosterone replacement on the incidence of a composite of postoperative in-hospital mortality and cardiovascular events in men undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Data from male American Society of Anesthesiologists I through IV patients 40 yr or older who underwent noncardiac surgery between May 2005 and December 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio) main campus were included...
September 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806210/risk-stratification-for-major-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-intra-abdominal-general-surgery-using-latent-class-analysis
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Minjae Kim, Melanie M Wall, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative risk stratification is a critical element in assessing the risks and benefits of surgery. Prior work has demonstrated that intra-abdominal general surgery patients can be classified based on their comorbidities and risk factors using latent class analysis (LCA), a model-based clustering technique designed to find groups of patients that are similar with respect to characteristics entered into the model. Moreover, the latent risk classes were predictive of 30-day mortality...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803441/thermoregulation-disorders-of-central-origin-how-to-diagnose-and-treat
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Marta Zawadzka, Marta Szmuda, Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska
Fever is a common symptom in the Intensive Care Unit. At least half of febrile episodes are caused by infection. Excluding infectious etiology and other non-infectious causes of fever, especially in patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, attention should be paid to disturbances of thermoregulatory centre. In particular, subarachnoid haemorrhage, cerebral trauma, along with ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke are strongly associated with the development of central fever. Proper, speedy diagnosis of the cause of fever makes it possible to implement preventive measures against the harmful effects of hyperthermia on the CNS and to avoid the consequences of inappropriate treatment...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794273/trajectories-in-leisure-time-physical-activity-and-risk-of-stroke-in-women-in-the-california-teachers-study
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Joshua Z Willey, Jenna Voutsinas, Ayesha Sherzai, Huiyan Ma, Leslie Bernstein, Mitchell S V Elkind, Ying K Cheung, Sophia S Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether changes in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) over time are associated with lower risk of stroke is not well established. We examined the association between changes in self-reported LTPA 10 years apart, with risk of incident stroke in the CTS (California Teachers Study). We hypothesized that the risk of stroke would be lowest among those who remained active. METHODS: Sixty-one thousand two hundred and fifty-six CTS participants reported LTPA at 2 intensity levels (moderate and strenuous activity) at 2 time points (baseline 1995-96; 10-year follow-up 2005-2006)...
August 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777178/sleep-disordered-breathing
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Nancy R Foldvary-Schaefer, Tina E Waters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-disordered breathing encompasses a broad spectrum of sleep-related breathing disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), central sleep apnea, as well as sleep-related hypoventilation and hypoxemia. Diagnostic criteria have been updated in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for Scoring Sleep and Associated Events. Neurologic providers should have basic knowledge and skills to identify at-risk patients, as these disorders are associated with substantial morbidity, the treatment of which is largely reversible...
August 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768644/age-and-sex-disparities-in-discharge-statin-prescribing-in-the-stroke-belt-evidence-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Karen C Albright, Virginia J Howard, George Howard, Paul Muntner, Vera Bittner, Monika M Safford, Amelia K Boehme, J David Rhodes, T Mark Beasley, Suzanne E Judd, Leslie A McClure, Nita Limdi, Justin Blackburn
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a costly and debilitating disease that disproportionately affects blacks. Despite the efficacy of statins, evidence suggests racial disparities may exist in statin prescribing. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed discharge medications for participants hospitalized for an ischemic stroke during follow-up of the REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study. Medications on admission and discharge were abstracted from medical records...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768301/representativeness-of-medicare-participants-in-the-jackson-heart-study-for-african-american-medicare-beneficiaries
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Kishan S Parikh, Melissa A Greiner, Wei Wang, Yuan-I Min, Adolfo Correa, Benjamin F Banahan, Lesley H Curtis, Adrian F Hernandez, Emily C O'Brien, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) assesses cardiovascular disease risk factors among African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Whether characteristics of JHS participants differ from those of a broader African American population are unknown. METHODS: In a retrospective observational analysis, we compared characteristics and outcomes of JHS participants 65 years old and older and enrolled in Medicare (n = 1,105) to regional (n = 57,489) and national (n = 95,494) cohorts of African American Medicare beneficiaries...
September 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767503/neuroendovascular-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke
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Arthur Wang, Meic H Schmidt
This review discusses modern therapeutic interventions for acute ischemic stroke with a focus on endovascular therapy. In 2015, the American Heart Association (AHA) made major changes to the guidelines for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. The Class IA indications for endovascular therapy of stroke patients include symptom onset within 6 hours, proven large vessel occlusion of an artery in the anterior circulation, and the use of a stent retriever as part of the mechanical thrombectomy. Advanced perfusion imaging helps identify patients with a low ratio of ischemic core to salvageable penumbra...
June 22, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760750/the-expressed-genome-in-cardiovascular-diseases-and-stroke-refinement-diagnosis-and-prediction-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Kiran Musunuru, Erik Ingelsson, Myriam Fornage, Peter Liu, Anne M Murphy, L Kristin Newby, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Marco V Perez, Deepak Voora, Daniel Woo
There have been major advances in our knowledge of the contribution of DNA sequence variations to cardiovascular disease and stroke. However, the inner workings of the body reflect the complex interplay of factors beyond the DNA sequence, including epigenetic modifications, RNA transcripts, proteins, and metabolites, which together can be considered the "expressed genome." The emergence of high-throughput technologies, including epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, is now making it possible to address the contributions of the expressed genome to cardiovascular disorders...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758155/apol1-renal-risk-variants-do-not-associate-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-or-mortality-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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Barry I Freedman, Michael V Rocco, Jeffrey T Bates, Michel Chonchol, Amret T Hawfield, James P Lash, Vasilios Papademetriou, John R Sedor, Karen Servilla, Paul L Kimmel, Barry M Wall, Nicholas M Pajewski
INTRODUCTION: Relationships between apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1) renal-risk variants (RRVs) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) remain controversial. To clarify associations between APOL1 and CVD, 2,568 African American Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) participants were assessed for the incidence of CVD events (primary composite including non-fatal myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome not resulting in myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, non-fatal acute decompensated heart failure, and CVD death), renal outcomes, and all-cause mortality...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756248/do-trials-of-resistance-training-to-improve-mobility-after-stroke-adhere-to-the-american-college-of-sports-medicine-guidelines-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Genevieve Hendrey, Anne E Holland, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Ross Clark, Gavin Williams
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether resistance training to improve mobility outcomes after stroke adhere to the ACSM guidelines, and whether adherence was associated with better outcomes. DATA SOURCES: Online databases searched from 1975 to 30 October 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness of lower limb strength training on mobility outcomes in adult stroke participants. DATA EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS: Two independent reviewers completed data extraction...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754397/contemporary-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-comparison-of-the-current-aha-acc-hrs-ccs-and-esc-guidelines
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REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Laurent Macle, Stanley Nattel, Atul Verma, John Cairns
In this article we compare and contrast the current recommendations, and highlight the important differences, in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society, European Society of Cardiology, and Canadian Cardiovascular Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. Although many of the recommendations of the various societies are similar, there are important differences in the methodologies underlying their development and the specific content. Specifically, key differences can be observed in: (1) the definition of nonvalvular AF, which subsequently affects anticoagulation choices and candidacy for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (2) the symptom score used to guide management decisions and longitudinal patient profiling; (3) the stroke risk stratification algorithm used to determine indications for oral anticoagulant therapy; (4) the role of acetylsalicylic acid in stroke prevention in AF; (5) the antithrombotic regimens used in the context of coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, and percutaneous coronary intervention; (6) the rate control target and medications recommended to achieve the target; and (7) the role of "first-line" catheter ablation, open surgical ablation, and left atrial appendage exclusion...
August 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752658/controlling-hypertension-and-reducing-its-associated-morbidity-and-mortality-in-the-caribbean-implications-of-race-and-ethnicity
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Paige Colgrove, Kenneth L Connell, Daniel T Lackland, Pedro Ordunez, Donald J DiPette
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke, especially hypertension, represent a significant global disease burden for both morbidity and mortality, with a disproportionately higher impact in vulnerable low- to middle-income countries. International initiatives such as the Centers for Disease and Prevention and the Pan American Health Organization Standardized Hypertension Treatment Project have been developed to address this burden on the Caribbean and Latin America populations. The disparity in disease burden observed in low- to middle-income countries is explained, in part, by differences in disease risks for different racial and ethnic groups with high blood pressure more prevalent and hypertension-related morbidity significantly higher in men and women of African heritage...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752508/safety-and-effectiveness-of-intravenous-thrombolysis-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-outside-the-coverage-of-national-health-insurance-in-taiwan
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Yu-Hsiang Su, Chih-Hung Chen, Huey-Juan Lin, Yu-Wei Chen, Mei-Chiun Tseng, Han-Chieh Hsieh, Chih-Hung Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung
PURPOSE: Only a small percentage of ischemic stroke patients were treated with intravenous thrombolysis in Taiwan, partly because of the narrow reimbursement criteria of the National Health Insurance (NHI). We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of intravenous thrombolysis not covered by the NHI. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of register data from four hospitals. All patients who received intravenous tissue plasminogen activator and fulfilled the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) thrombolysis guidelines between January 2007 and June 2012 were distinguished into two groups: those in accordance (reimbursement group) and those not in accordance (non-reimbursement group) with the NHI reimbursement criteria...
March 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750699/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-concentration-and-risk-of-first-ever%C3%A2-cardiovascular-outcomes-in%C3%A2-154-052-participants
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Peter Willeit, Paul Welsh, Jonathan D W Evans, Lena Tschiderer, Charles Boachie, J Wouter Jukema, Ian Ford, Stella Trompet, David J Stott, Patricia M Kearney, Simon P Mooijaart, Stefan Kiechl, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity assays can quantify cardiac troponins I and T (hs-cTnI, hs-cTnT) in individuals with no clinically manifest myocardial injury. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess associations of cardiac troponin concentration with cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes in primary prevention studies. METHODS: A search was conducted of PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE for prospective studies published up to September 2016, reporting on associations of cardiac troponin concentration with first-ever CVD outcomes (i...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748320/the-relationship-between-lesion-localization-and-dysphagia-in-acute-stroke
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Stephanie K Daniels, Shweta Pathak, Shalini V Mukhi, Carol B Stach, Robert O Morgan, Jane A Anderson
Factors that can facilitate early identification of individuals at risk of dysphagia such as stroke location are potentially of great benefit. The aim of this study was to examine the role of hemisphere and lesion location in assessing dysphagia pattern and airway invasion as identified through the use of validated, standardized interpretation measures for the videofluoroscopic swallowing study. Consecutive patients (N = 80) presenting with stroke symptoms who had a first-time acute ischemic stroke confirmed on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) scan participated...
July 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742644/update-on-sglt2-inhibitors-new-data-released-at-the-american-diabetes-association
#19
Sara Lee
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are one of the newer classes of antiglycemic agents approved for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to their unique mechanism of action, SGLT2 inhibitors have shown to be beneficial beyond glucose control. The improvement in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes was first observed in the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOMES study. Following these results, numerous CV outcome trials were designed to identify whether the beneficial CV and renal effects observed with empagliflozin are unique or a drug class effect...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739453/modified-frailty-index-can-be-used-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-and-mortality-after-lower-extremity-bypass-surgery
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Tarik Z Ali, Erik B Lehman, Faisal Aziz
BACKGROUND: Frailty has been increasingly used as a prognostic indicator for various surgical operations. Patients with peripheral arterial disease represent a cohort of population with advanced medical comorbidities. The aim of this study is to correlate the postoperative outcomes after lower extremity bypass surgery with preoperative modified frailty index (mFI). METHODS: Using 2010 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, patients undergoing infrainguinal arterial bypass surgery were identified...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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