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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771550/gdf-15-predicts-cardiovascular-events-in-acute-chest-pain-patients
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Stergios Tzikas, Lars Palapies, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Tanja Zeller, Christoph Sinning, Stephan Baldus, Christoph Bickel, Vassilios Vassilikos, Karl J Lackner, Andreas Zeiher, Thomas Münzel, Stefan Blankenberg, Till Keller
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients presenting with possible acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on timely diagnosis and proper risk stratification aided by biomarkers. We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of GDF-15 in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of AMI. METHODS: Consecutive patients presenting with suspected AMI were enrolled in three study centers. Cardiovascular events were assessed during a follow-up period of 6 months with a combined endpoint of death or MI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764639/antithrombotic-treatment-during-coronary-angioplasty-after-failed-thrombolysis-strategies-and-prognostic-implications-results-of-the-respire-registry
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José M De la Torre Hernández, Mario Sadaba Sagredo, Miren Telleria Arrieta, Federico Gimeno de Carlos, Elena Sanchez Lacuesta, Juan A Bullones Ramírez, Javier Pineda Rocamora, Victoria Martin Yuste, Tamara Garcia Camarero, Mariano Larman, Jose R Rumoroso
BACKGROUND: Thrombolysis is still used when primary angioplasty is delayed for a long time, but 25%-30% of patients require rescue angioplasty (RA). There are no established recommendations for antithrombotic management in RA. This registry analyzes regimens for antithrombotic management. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter, observational registry of consecutive patients treated with RA at 8 hospitals. All variables were collected and follow-up took place at 6 months...
August 1, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755728/prognostic-value-of-ventricular-wall-motion-score-and-global-registry-of-acute-coronary-events-score-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Li Xiang, Maosong Wang, Tao You, Yang Jiao, Jianchang Chen, Weiting Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic values of ventricular wall motion score (WMS) and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in a 12-month single-center prospective cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive inpatients diagnosed with AMI in the Department of Cardiology of The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from September 2012 through March 2015 were enrolled in this study...
July 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749740/the-role-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-large-artery-atherosclerosis-and-small-artery-occlusion
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Dongzhe Hou, Ji Liu, Ren Feng, Yuan Gao, Yajing Wang, Jialing Wu
BACKGROUND: High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an inflammatory marker that is associated with the outcomes of ischemic stroke. However, the role of hs-CRP levels in the functional outcomes after large-artery atherosclerosis (LAA) and small-artery occlusion (SAO) is poorly understood. METHODS: We recruited 1299 patients diagnosed as having LAA and 453 patients diagnosed as having SAO from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013, from the Department of Neurology, Tianjin Huanhu Hospital...
July 27, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749037/transfusion-for-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy-a-single-centre-survey
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J Sharif, L Byrd, K Stevenson, J Raddats, E Morsman, K Ryan
INTRODUCTION: Sickle cell disease in pregnancy carries a high risk of maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. The use of prophylactic transfusions to reduce the risk of sickle complications is controversial. Current UK standards do not recommend the routine use of transfusion for sickle pregnancy. We examined transfusion episodes during sickle pregnancies in a single centre over an 11-year period. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study of all pregnancies in patients with sickle cell disease who attended the joint obstetric/haematology clinic over an 11-year period...
July 27, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747453/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-levels-and-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Chongke Zhong, Jingyuan Yang, Tan Xu, Tian Xu, Yanbo Peng, Aili Wang, Jinchao Wang, Hao Peng, Qunwei Li, Zhong Ju, Deqin Geng, Yonghong Zhang, Jiang He
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum matrix metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9) levels and prognosis of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We measured serum MMP-9 levels in 3,186 participants (2,008 men and 1,178 women) from the China Antihypertensive Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke (CATIS). Study outcome data on death, major disability (modified Rankin Scale score ≥3), and vascular disease were collected at 3 months after stroke onset. RESULTS: During 3 months of follow-up, 767 participants (24...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744847/factors-considered-by-clinicians-when-prognosticating-intracerebral-hemorrhage-outcomes
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David Y Hwang, Stacy Y Chu, Cameron A Dell, Mary J Sparks, Tiffany D Watson, Carl D Langefeld, Mary E Comeau, Jonathan Rosand, Thomas W K Battey, Sebastian Koch, Mario L Perez, Michael L James, Jessica McFarlin, Jennifer L Osborne, Daniel Woo, Steven J Kittner, Kevin N Sheth
BACKGROUND: The early subjective clinical judgment of clinicians outperforms formal prognostic scales for accurate determination of outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), with the judgment of physicians and nurses having equivalent accuracy. This study assessed specific decisional factors that physicians and nurses incorporate into early predictions of functional outcome. METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled 121 ICH patients at five US centers...
July 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733686/comparison-of-the-proportion-and-healthcare-utilisation-of-adult-patients-with-uncontrolled-severe-asthma-versus-non-severe-asthma-seen-in-a-southeast-asian-hospital-based-respiratory-specialist-clinic
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Tunn Ren Tay, Hang Siang Wong, Rosna Ihsan, Hsiao Peng Toh, Xuening Choo, Augustine Kh Tee
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the burden of uncontrolled severe asthma is essential for disease-targeted healthcare planning. There is a scarcity of data regarding the proportion, healthcare utilisation and costs of patients with uncontrolled severe asthma in Asia. This study aimed to plug the knowledge gap in this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with asthma managed in our respiratory specialist clinic were evaluated prospectively. Healthcare utilisation comprising unscheduled asthma-related primary care visits, emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions were obtained from the national health records system...
June 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727197/influence-of-weather-on-incidence-of-bronchiolitis-in-australia-and-new-zealand
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Tobias Hoeppner, Meredith Borland, Franz E Babl, Jocelyn Neutze, Natalie Phillips, David Krieser, Stuart R Dalziel, Andrew Davidson, Susan Donath, Kim Jachno, Mike South, Amanda Williams, Guicheng Zhang, Ed Oakley
AIM: We aimed to examine the impact of weather on hospital admissions with bronchiolitis in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: We collected data for inpatient admissions of infants aged 2-12 months to seven hospitals in four cities in Australia and New Zealand from 2009 until 2011. Correlation of hospital admissions with minimum daily temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and rainfall was examined using linear, Poisson and negative binomial regression analyses as well as general estimated equation models...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712840/current-validity-of-diagnosis-of-permanent-vegetative-state-a-longitudinal-study-in-a-sample-of-patients-with-altered-states-of-consciousness
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E Noé, J Olaya, C Colomer, B Moliner, P Ugart, C Rodriguez, R Llorens, J Ferri
INTRODUCTION: Altered states of consciousness have traditionally been associated with poor prognosis. At present, clinical differences between these entities are beginning to be established. METHOD: Our study included 37 patients diagnosed with vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) and 43 in a minimally conscious state (MCS) according to the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R). All patients were followed up each month for at least 6 months using the CRS-R...
July 13, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699940/association-of-stress-biomarkers-with-30-day-unplanned-readmission-and-death
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Carole Aubert, Antoine Folly, Mancinetti Marco, Daniel Hayoz, Jacques Donze
BACKGROUND: The theory that posthospitalization stress might increase the risk of postdischarge complications has never been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether serum levels of stress biomarkers at discharge are associated with readmission and death after an acute-care hospitalization. DESIGN: We prospectively included 346 patients aged ≥50 years admitted to the department of general internal medicine at a large community hospital between April 8, 2013 and September 23, 2013...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697154/interfacility-transport-shock-index-is-associated-with-decreased-survival-in-children
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Ryan M Jennings, Bradley A Kuch, Kathryn A Felmet, Richard A Orr, Joseph A Carcillo, Ericka L Fink
BACKGROUND: Shock index, the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure that changes with age, is associated with mortality in adults after trauma and in children with sepsis. We assessed the utility of shock index to predict sepsis diagnosis and survival in children requiring interfacility transport to a tertiary care center. METHODS: We studied children aged 1 month to 21 years who had at least 2 sets of vital signs recorded during interfacility transport to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh by our critical care transport team...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693491/hypoxia-and-hypotension-in-patients-intubated-by-physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-a-prospective-observational-multi-centre-study
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Geir Arne Sunde, Mårten Sandberg, Richard Lyon, Knut Fredriksen, Brian Burns, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Jo Røislien, Akos Soti, Helena Jäntti, David Lockey, Jon-Kenneth Heltne, Stephen J M Sollid
BACKGROUND: The effective treatment of airway compromise in trauma and non-trauma patients is important. Hypoxia and hypotension are predictors of negative patient outcomes and increased mortality, and may be important quality indicators of care provided by emergency medical services. Excluding cardiac arrests, critical trauma and non-trauma patients remain the two major groups to which helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are dispatched. Several studies describe the impact of pre-hospital hypoxia or hypotension on trauma patients, but few studies compare this in trauma and non-trauma patients...
July 11, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687073/association-of-neuron-specific-enolase-values-with-outcomes-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors-is-dependent-on-the-time-of-sample-collection
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Dagmar Vondrakova, Andreas Kruger, Marek Janotka, Filip Malek, Vlasta Dudkova, Petr Neuzil, Petr Ostadal
BACKGROUND: Despite marked advances in intensive cardiology care, current options for outcome prediction in cardiac arrest survivors remain significantly limited. The aim of our study was, therefore, to compare the day-specific association of neuron-specific enolase (NSE) with outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors treated with hypothermia. METHODS: Eligible patients were OHCA survivors treated with targeted temperature management at 33 °C for 24 h using an endovascular device...
July 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651474/epidemiology-and-changes-in-mortality-of-sepsis-after-the-implementation-of-surviving-sepsis-campaign-guidelines
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Rubén Herrán-Monge, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Marta M García-García, Pedro A Merino-García, Miguel Martínez-Barrios, David Andaluz, Juan Carlos Ballesteros, Ana María Domínguez-Berrot, Susana Moradillo-Gonzalez, Santiago Macías, Braulio Álvarez-Martínez, M José Fernández-Calavia, Concepción Tarancón, Jesús Villar, Jesús Blanco
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology and outcome of severe sepsis and septic shock after 9 years of the implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) and to build a mortality prediction model. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, observational study performed during a 5-month period in 2011 in a network of 11 intensive care units (ICUs). We compared our findings with those obtained in the same ICUs in a study conducted in 2002. RESULTS: The current cohort included 262 episodes of severe sepsis and/or septic shock, and the 2002 cohort included 324...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641582/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-levetiracetam-versus-phenytoin-for-convulsive-status-epilepticus-in-children-protocol-convulsive-status-epilepticus-paediatric-trial-consept-a-predict-study
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Stuart R Dalziel, Jeremy Furyk, Megan Bonisch, Ed Oakley, Meredith Borland, Jocelyn Neutze, Susan Donath, Cynthia Sharpe, Simon Harvey, Andrew Davidson, Simon Craig, Natalie Phillips, Shane George, Arjun Rao, Nicholas Cheng, Michael Zhang, Kam Sinn, Amit Kochar, Christine Brabyn, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is the most common life-threatening childhood neurological emergency. Despite this, there is a lack of high quality evidence supporting medication use after first line benzodiazepines, with current treatment protocols based solely on non-experimental evidence and expert opinion. The current standard of care, phenytoin, is only 60% effective, and associated with considerable adverse effects. A newer anti-convulsant, levetiracetam, can be given faster, is potentially more efficacious, with a more tolerable side effect profile...
June 22, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630647/patterns-of-psychiatric-admissions-and-predictors-of-patient-s-outcome-in-jimma-university-teaching-and-referral-hospital-a-retrospective-study
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Sinan Tadesse, Abraham Tamirat Gizaw, Getachew Kirose Abraha, Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric morbidity burden accounts 12.45% of the disease admission burden in Ethiopia; only two referral hospitals are found to manage all cases. The aim of this study is to assess the predictors of patient outcomes. METHOD: A 3 years retrospective patients' cards, charts and medical notes review in psychiatry case admission department of Jimma university teaching and training specialised hospital was conducted. All the admitted cases included in this study...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629673/a-comparison-of-two-clinical-scores-for-bronchiolitis-a-multicentre-and-prospective-study-conducted-in-hospitalised-infants
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C Rivas-Juesas, J M Rius Peris, A L García, A A Madramany, M G Peris, L V Álvarez, J Primo
BACKGROUND: There are a number of clinical scores for bronchiolitis but none of them are firmly recommended in the guidelines. METHOD: We designed a study to compare two scales of bronchiolitis (ESBA and Wood Downes Ferres) and determine which of them better predicts the severity. A multicentre prospective study with patients <12 months with acute bronchiolitis was conducted. Each patient was assessed with the two scales when admission was decided. We created a new variable "severe condition" to determine whether one scale afforded better discrimination of severity...
June 16, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615900/predictors-of-outcome-in-children-with-status-epilepticus-during-resuscitation-in-pediatric-emergency-department-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Indumathy Santhanam, Sangeetha Yoganathan, V Akila Sivakumar, Rubini Ramakrishnamurugan, Sharada Sathish, Murali Thandavarayan
OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical profile and predictors of outcome in children with status epilepticus (SE) during resuscitation in pediatric emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Admission and resuscitation data of children, aged between 1 month and 12 years, treated for SE, between September 2013 and August 2014, were extracted using a standard data collection form. Our SE management protocol had employed a modified pediatric assessment triangle to recognize and treat acute respiratory failure, cardiovascular dysfunction (CD), and subtle SE until all parameters resolved...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614241/albumin-bilirubin-albi-score-at-admission-predicts-possible-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Bo Chen, Sha Lin
The albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) score is a new model for assessing the severity of liver dysfunction. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the prognostic value of the ALBI score in predicting the 3-month outcome of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related acute-on-chronic liver failure (AoCLF).This study included 84 patients with HBV-AoCLF, 56 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients, and 48 healthy controls (HCs). The virological parameters and biochemical examination of blood were obtained after 12 hours of fasting...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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