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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212151/antibody-mediated-rejection-in-the-cardiac-allograft-diagnosis-treatment-and-future-considerations
#1
M Elizabeth H Hammond, Abdallah G Kfoury
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the latest publications dealing with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) and defines areas of controversy and future steps that may improve the outcome for patients with this virulent form of rejection. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent progress includes publication of standardized pathologic criteria for acute AMR by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and guidelines for treatment of acute AMR by the American Heart Association, endorsed by ISHLT as well...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208978/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-0-5-bupivacaine-0-5-ropivacaine-and-0-75-ropivacaine-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
#2
Ranjan R Venkatesh, Prabhat Kumar, Ramachandran R Trissur, Sagiev Koshy George
INTRODUCTION: For any surgery in the upper extremity that does not involve the shoulder, a supraclavicular block is preferred, as it is a safe procedure associated with rapid onset and reliable anaesthesia. Although ropivacaine has been extensively studied for epidural anaesthesia, very few reports exist on its use in supraclavicular brachial plexus block. AIM: This study was conducted to investigate and compare the effectiveness of supraclavicular brachial plexus anaesthesia with two different concentrations of ropivacaine (0...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205113/cardiac-pet-ct-with-rb-82-optimization-of-image-acquisition-and-reconstruction-parameters
#3
P Chilra, S Gnesin, G Allenbach, M Monteiro, J O Prior, L Vieira, J A Pires Jorge
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to characterize the influence of time-of-flight (TOF) and point spread function (PSF) recovery corrections, as well as ordered subset expectation maximization (OSEM) reconstruction parameters, in (82)Rb PET/CT quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial flow reserve (MFR). Rest and stress list-mode dynamic (82)Rb PET acquisition data from 10 patients without myocardial flow defects and 10 patients with myocardial blood flow defects were reconstructed retrospectively...
December 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205073/multi-modality-imaging-bird-s-eye-view-from-the-2016-american-heart-association-scientific-sessions
#4
Wael A AlJaroudi, Steven G Lloyd, Farooq A Chaudhry, Fadi G Hage
This review summarizes key imaging studies that were presented in the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 related to the fields of nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and echocardiography. This bird's eye view will inform readers about multiple studies from these different modalities. We hope that this general overview will be useful for those that did not attend the conference as well as to those that did since it is often difficult to get exposure to many abstracts at large meetings...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203066/models-for-estimating-the-metabolic-syndrome-biological-age-as-the-new-index-for-evaluation-and-management-of-metabolic-syndrome
#5
Young Gon Kang, Eunkyung Suh, Hyejin Chun, Sun-Hyun Kim, Deog Ki Kim, Chul-Young Bae
PURPOSE: This study aims to propose a metabolic syndrome (MS) biological age model, through which overall evaluation and management of the health status and aging state in MS can be done easily. Through this model, we hope to provide a novel evaluation and management health index that can be utilized in various health care fields. PATIENT AND METHODS: MS parameters from American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines in 2005 were used as biomarkers for the estimation of MS biological age...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199632/people-s-corner-tiny-jaarsma-phdthe-2016-american-heart-association-distinguished-scientist-award
#6
Andros Tofield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198688/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-a-contemporary-and-versatile-clinical-tool
#7
REVIEW
Kenneth Leclerc
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) helps in detecting disorders of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and skeletal muscle systems. It has a class I (indicated) recommendation from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association for evaluating exertional dyspnea of uncertain cause and for evaluating cardiac patients being considered for heart transplant. Advances in hardware and software and ease of use have brought its application into the clinical arena to the point that providers should become familiar with it and consider it earlier in the evaluation of their patients...
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195940/correlates-of-health-literacy-and-its-impact-on-illness-beliefs-for-emergency-department-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Vijaya Arun Kumar, Nancy M Albert, Patrick Medado, Lynn Marie Mango, Benjamin Nutter, Dongsheng Yang, Phillip Levy
OBJECTIVES: To study the relationship between health literacy (HL) and socioeconomic, demographic factors and disease-specific illness beliefs among patients who present to the emergency department with heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND: Maintenance of well-being for patients with HF is partially dependent on appropriate self-care behaviors, which, in turn, are influenced by underlying illness beliefs. HL is a potential modifier of the interaction between behaviors and beliefs...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195938/low-adverse-event-rates-but-high-emergency-department-utilization-in-chest-pain-patients-treated-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
#9
Anthony M Napoli, Janette Baird, Steven Tran, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: Nearly 40% of all previously admitted chest pain patients re-present to the emergency department (ED) within 1 year regardless of stress testing, and nearly 5% of patients return with a major adverse cardiac event (MACE). The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of return visits to the ED among patients previously admitted to an ED chest pain observation unit (CPU). We also identified the patient characteristics and health risk factors associated with these return ED visits...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193738/incidence-and-survival-after-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-nonelderly-adults-us-experience-2007-to-2012
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Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Alexandros Briasoulis, Emmanuel Akintoye, Kavyashri Jagadeesh, Robert D Brook, Melvyn Rubenfire, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines
BACKGROUND: Survival trends after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ICPR) for cardiac arrest in nonelderly adults is not well known. Influence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines on nationwide survival after ICPR is yet to be well elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined survival trends and factors associated with survival after ICPR in nonelderly adults aged 18 to 64 years, using Healthcare Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from 2007 through 2012 in the United States...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193604/telemedicine-in-pediatric-cardiology-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#11
Gary M Satou, Karen Rheuban, Dale Alverson, Mark Lewin, Christopher Mahnke, James Marcin, Gerard R Martin, Lisa Schmitz Mazur, David J Sahn, Sanket Shah, Reed Tuckson, Catherine L Webb, Craig A Sable
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189076/depression-social-support-and-long-term-risk-for-coronary-heart-disease-in-a-13-year-longitudinal-epidemiological-study
#12
Richard T Liu, Evelyn M Hernandez, Zoë M Trout, Evan M Kleiman, Melanie L Bozzay
Depression has been linked with long-term risk for a variety of physical health ailments, including coronary heart disease (CHD). Little is known about resilience factors that may attenuate this relationship. The current study assessed whether social support moderates the long-term risk for CHD associated with this disorder. Data were drawn from the Americans' Changing Lives study, a nationally representative longitudinal survey of adults in the United States. Participants (unweighted n=1636) completed initial assessments of functional social support, body mass index, recent history of major depression, CHD, hypertension, and diabetes...
February 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183857/coexistent-sickle-cell-disease-has-no-impact-on-the-safety-or-outcome-of-lytic-therapy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-findings-from-get-with-the-guidelines-stroke
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Robert J Adams, Margueritte Cox, Shelly D Ozark, Julie Kanter, Phillip J Schulte, Ying Xian, Gregg C Fonarow, Eric E Smith, Lee H Schwamm
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The recommended treatment for ischemic stroke is tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator). Although sickle cell disease (SCD) represents no known contraindication to tPA, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health recommended acute exchange transfusion for stroke in SCD, not tPA. Data on safety and outcomes of tPA in patients are needed to guide tPA use in SCD. METHODS: We matched patients from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines-Stroke registry with SCD to patients without SCD and compared usage, complications, and discharge outcomes after tPA...
February 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183552/comparison-of-the-macintosh-and-airtraq-laryngoscopes-in-morbidly-obese-patients-a-randomized-and-prospective-study
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Caridad G Castillo-Monzón, Hugo A Marroquín-Valz, Miguel Fernández-Villacañas-Marín, Matilde Moreno-Cascales, Blas García-Rojo, César A Candia-Arana
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Morbid obesity is associated with a difficult management of the airway. There is no agreement on these patients being difficult to intubate, but if they are difficult to ventilate with facial mask, then the fast control of their airway becomes a priority. This study compares the quickness and success in tracheal intubation, glottic view, hemodynamic response, and complications from the use of the Macintosh and Airtraq laryngoscopes in morbidly obese patients for scheduled surgery...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178979/managed-care-and-inpatient-mortality-in-adults-effect-of-primary-payer
#15
Anika L Hines, Susan O Raetzman, Marguerite L Barrett, Ernest Moy, Roxanne M Andrews
BACKGROUND: Because managed care is increasingly prevalent in health care finance and delivery, it is important to ascertain its effects on health care quality relative to that of fee-for-service plans. Some stakeholders are concerned that basing gatekeeping, provider selection, and utilization management on cost may lower quality of care. To date, research on this topic has been inconclusive, largely because of variation in research methods and covariates. Patient age has been the only consistently evaluated outcome predictor...
February 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178152/the-association-of-ideal-cardiovascular-health-and-left-ventricle-hypertrophy-in-rural-population-of-northeast-china-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#16
Ye Chang, Yuan Li, Xiaofan Guo, Tan Li, Yintao Chen, Dongxue Dai, Yingxian Sun
In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) published a new concept "ideal cardiovascular health" (CVH), which consisted of 4 behaviors (smoking, body mass index [BMI], physical activity, and diet score) and 3 health factors (total cholesterol [TC], blood pressure [BP], and fasting plasma glucose [FPG]). This study was aimed to investigate the association between CVH with left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH) in a rural general population.From January 2012 to August 2013, we conducted this cross-sectional study using a multi-stage cluster sampling method...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174820/effect-of-a-novel-clinical-decision-support-tool-on-the-efficiency-and-accuracy-of-treatment-recommendations-for-cholesterol-management
#17
Marianne R Scheitel, Maya E Kessler, Jane L Shellum, Steve G Peters, Dawn S Milliner, Hongfang Liu, Ravikumar Komandur Elayavilli, Karl A Poterack, Timothy A Miksch, Jennifer Boysen, Ron A Hankey, Rajeev Chaudhry
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol emphasize treatment based on cardiovascular risk. But finding time in a primary care visit to manually calculate cardiovascular risk and prescribe treatment based on risk is challenging. We developed an informatics-based clinical decision support tool, MayoExpertAdvisor, to deliver automated cardiovascular risk scores and guideline-based treatment recommendations based on patient-specific data in the electronic heath record...
February 8, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174175/association-of-implementation-of-practice-standards-for-electrocardiographic-monitoring-with-nurses-knowledge-quality-of-care-and-patient-outcomes-findings-from-the-practical-use-of-the-latest-standards-of-electrocardiography-pulse-trial
#18
Marjorie Funk, Kristopher P Fennie, Kimberly E Stephens, Jeanine L May, Catherine G Winkler, Barbara J Drew
BACKGROUND: Although continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is ubiquitous in hospitals, monitoring practices are inconsistent. We evaluated implementation of American Heart Association practice standards for ECG monitoring on nurses' knowledge, quality of care, and patient outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: The PULSE (Practical Use of the Latest Standards of Electrocardiography) Trial was a 6-year multisite randomized clinical trial with crossover that took place in 65 cardiac units in 17 hospitals...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174032/emergency-medicine-myths-epinephrine-in-cardiac-arrest
#19
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest accounts for approximately 15% of deaths in developed nations, with poor survival rate. The American Heart Association states that epinephrine is reasonable for patients with cardiac arrest, though the literature behind its use is not strong. OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence behind epinephrine for cardiac arrest. DISCUSSION: Sudden cardiac arrest causes over 450,000 deaths annually in the United States. The American Heart Association recommends epinephrine may be reasonable in patients with cardiac arrest, as part of Advanced Cardiac Life Support...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170479/association-of-sickle-cell-trait-with-hemoglobin-a1c-in-african-americans
#20
Mary E Lacy, Gregory A Wellenius, Anne E Sumner, Adolfo Correa, Mercedes R Carnethon, Robert I Liem, James G Wilson, David B Sacks, David R Jacobs, April P Carson, Xi Luo, Annie Gjelsvik, Alexander P Reiner, Rakhi P Naik, Simin Liu, Solomon K Musani, Charles B Eaton, Wen-Chih Wu
Importance: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) reflects past glucose concentrations, but this relationship may differ between those with sickle cell trait (SCT) and those without it. Objective: To evaluate the association between SCT and HbA1c for given levels of fasting or 2-hour glucose levels among African Americans. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study using data collected from 7938 participants in 2 community-based cohorts, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study and the Jackson Heart Study (JHS)...
7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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