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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153219/-deployment-of-telemedicine-context-and-challenges
#1
Pierre Espinoza, Camille Jean, Tu Anh Duong
The last decade has contributed to the emergence of telemedicine. Legislation and regulations, new tools, efficient networks and regional deployments have all played their part in its growth. There are several regional solutions, often experimental. The implementation of telemedicine services nevertheless comes up against obstacles which concern all specialities, including cardiology.
November 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116311/cardiovascular-emergencies-in-primary-care-an-observational-retrospective-study-of-a-large-scale-telecardiology-service
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Milena Soriano Marcolino, Thales Matheus Mendonça Santos, Fernanda Cotrim Stefanelli, João Antonio de Queiroz Oliveira, Maíra Viana Rego Souza E Silva, Diomildo Ferreira Andrade, Grace Kelly Matos E Silva, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are an essential examination for identification and management of cardiovascular emergencies.The aim of this study was to report on the frequency and recognition of cardiovascular emergencies in primary care units. DESIGN AND SETTING: Observational retrospective study assessing consecutive patients whose digital ECGs were sent for analysis to the team of the Telehealth Network of Minas Gerais. METHODS: Data from patients diagnosed with cardiological emergencies in the primary care setting of 750 municipalities in Minas Gerais, Brazil, between March and September 2015, were collected via telephone contact with the healthcare practitioner who performed the ECG...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109195/sleep-apnea-and-cardiovascular-disease-lessons-from-recent-trials-and-need-for-team-science
#3
REVIEW
Luciano F Drager, R Doug McEvoy, Ferran Barbe, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Susan Redline
Emerging research highlights the complex interrelationships between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease, presenting clinical and research opportunities as well as challenges. Patients presenting to cardiology clinics have a high prevalence of obstructive and central sleep apnea associated with Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Multiple mechanisms have been identified by which sleep disturbances adversely affect cardiovascular structure and function. Epidemiological research indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increases in the incidence and progression of coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and atrial fibrillation...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106545/extracellular-vesicles-in-diagnostics-and-therapy-of-the-ischaemic-heart-position-paper-from-the-working-group-on-cellular-biology-of-the-heart-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology
#4
Joost Petrus Gerardus Sluijter, Sean Michael Davidson, Chantal Marthe Boulanger, Edit Iren Buzás, Dominique Paschalis Victor de Kleijn, Felix Benedikt Engel, Zoltán Giricz, Derek J Hausenloy, Raj Kishore, Sandrine Lecour, Jonathan Leor, Rosalinda Madonna, Cinzia Perrino, Fabrice Prunier, Susmita Sahoo, Ray Michel Schiffelers, Rainer Schulz, Linda Wilhelmina Van Laake, Kirsti Ytrehus, Péter Ferdinandy
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) - particularly exosomes and microvesicles - are attracting considerable interest in the cardiovascular field as the wide range of their functions is recognized. These capabilities include transporting regulatory molecules including different RNA species, lipids, and proteins through the extracellular space including blood and delivering these cargos to recipient cells to modify cellular activity. EVs powerfully stimulate angiogenesis, and can protect the heart against myocardial infarction...
November 2, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106452/acute-aortic-syndromes-diagnosis-and-management-an-update
#5
Eduardo Bossone, Troy M LaBounty, Kim A Eagle
Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) encompass a constellation of life-threatening medical conditions including classic acute aortic dissection (AAD), intramural haematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic aortic ulcer. Given the non-specific symptoms and physical signs, a high clinical index of suspicion is necessary to detect the disease before irreversible lethal complications occur. In order to reduce the diagnostic time delay, a comprehensive flowchart for decision-making based on pre-test sensitivity of AAS has been designed by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines on aortic diseases and should be thus applied in the emergency scenario...
June 30, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101287/0-1-hour-triage-algorithm-for-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-renal-dysfunction
#6
Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Karin Wildi, Christian Puelacher, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Sandra Tschirky, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Nikola Kozhuharov, Lorraine Sazgary, Deborah Mueller, Tobias Breidthardt, Ivo Strebel, Dayana Flores Widmer, Samyut Shrestha, Òscar Miró, F Javier Martín-Sánchez, Beata Morawiec, Jiri Parenica, Nicolas Geigy, Dagmar I Keller, Katharina Rentsch, Arnold von Eckardstein, Stefan Osswald, Tobias Reichlin, Christian Mueller
Background -The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends a 0/1h-algorithm for rapid rule-out and rule-in of Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) concentrations irrespective of renal function. As patients with renal dysfunction (RD) frequently present with increased hs-cTn concentrations even in absence of NSTEMI, concern has been raised regarding the performance of the 0/1h-algorithm in RD. Methods -In a prospective multicenter diagnostic study enrolling unselected patients presenting with suspected NSTEMI to the emergency department, we assessed the diagnostic performance of the ESC 0/1h-algorithm using hs-cTnT and hs-cTnI in patients with RD, defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate below 60mL/min/1...
November 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101146/effect-of-cardiologist-care-on-6-month-outcomes-in-patients-discharged-with-heart-failure-results-from-an-observational-study-based-on-administrative-data
#7
Vera Maria Avaldi, Jacopo Lenzi, Stefano Urbinati, Dario Molinazzi, Carlo Descovich, Anselmo Campagna, Martina Taglioni, Angelo Fioritti, Maria Pia Fantini
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cardiologist care on adherence to evidence-based secondary prevention medications, mortality and readmission within 6 months of discharge in patients with heart failure (HF). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study based on administrative data. SETTING: Local Healthcare Authority (LHA) of Bologna, one of the largest LHAs of Italy with ~870 000 inhabitants. PARTICIPANTS: All patients residing in the LHA of Bologna discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of HF between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078707/continuous-care-provided-through-comprehensive-medication-management-in-an-acute-care-practice-model
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T David Marr, Nicole R Pinelli, Jamie A Jarmul, Kayla M Waldron, Stephen F Eckel, Jonathan D Cicci, Jill S Bates, Lindsey B Amerine
BACKGROUND: Pharmacy practice models that foster pharmacists' accountability for medication-related outcomes are imperative for the profession. Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is an opportunity to advance patient care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of a CMM practice model in the acute care setting on organizational, patient, and financial outcomes. METHODS: Three adult service lines focused on at-risk patients identified using internal risk stratification methodology were implemented...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077292/-scientific-publication-output-of-spanish-emergency-physicians-from-2005-to-2014-a-comparative-study
#9
Inés María Fernández-Guerrero, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Òscar Miró Rafat Sellarés
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the research output of Spanish emergency physicians between 2005 and 2014 and to compare it to their output in the previous 10-year period (1995-2004) as well as to that of emergency physicians in other countries and Spanish physicians in other specialties. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Original articles indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science were included. Documents from Spanish emergency physicians were identified by combining the word Spain and any other search term identifying an emergency service or unit in Spain...
October 2017: Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073313/things-we-do-for-no-reason-echocardiogram-in-unselected-patients-with-syncope
#10
Charles L Madeira, Michael J Craig, Andrew Donohoe, John R Stephens
Syncope is a common cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Echocardiogram is frequently used as a diagnostic tool in the evaluation of syncope, performed in 39% to 91% of patients. The diagnostic yield of echocardiogram for detecting clinically important abnormalities in patients with a normal history, physical examination, and electrocardiogram (ECG), however, is extremely low. In contrast, echocardiograms performed on patients with syncope with a positive cardiac history, abnormal examination, and/or ECG identify an abnormality in up to 29% of cases, though these abnormalities are not always defi nitively the cause of symptoms...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064067/stem-cells-in-regenerative-cardiology
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Semih Arbatlı, Galip Servet Aslan, Fatih Kocabaş
The common prevalence of heart failure and limitations in its treatment are leading cause of attention and interest towards the induction of cardiac regeneration with novel approaches. Recent studies provide growing evidence regarding bona fide cardiac regeneration post genetic manipulations, administration of stimulatory factors and myocardial injuries in animal models and human studies. To this end, stem cells of different sources have been tested to treat heart failure for the development of cellular therapies...
October 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063738/cardiovascular-outcomes-of-pregnancy-in-marfan-s-syndrome-patients-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
So Yeon Kim, Diana S Wolfe, Cynthia C Taub
AIMS: Pregnancy in patients with Marfan's syndrome (MFS) carries an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, resulting in increased maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. Literature on MFS pregnant patients is relatively sparse, and there has yet to be a concrete consensus on the management of this unique patient population. The purpose of our paper is to provide a literature review of case reports and studies on MFS during pregnancy (published between 2005 and 2015) and to explore cardiovascular outcomes of patients with MFS...
October 23, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060443/an-interpretable-data-driven-approach-for-rules-construction-application-to-cardiovascular-risk-assessment
#13
D Mendes, S Paredes, T Rocha, P Carvalho, J Henriques, J Morais
The development of models able to produce an understandable decision by the clinicians is of great importance to support their decision. Therefore, the research of methodologies able to extract useful knowledge from existing datasets, as well as to integrate this knowledge into the current clinical evidence, is a key aspect in the enhancement of the clinical decision. This work focuses on the development of interpretable models to assess the patient's condition based on supervised clustering theories, enabling the discovery of a set of features that best represents that condition...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060206/learning-from-different-perspectives-robust-cardiac-arrest-prediction-via-temporal-transfer-learning
#14
Joyce C Ho, Yubin Park
Predicting and preventing cardiac arrest is one of the biggest challenges of contemporary cardiology, as a patients survival depends on the effectiveness of the emergency response teams. While black-box models have shown to have better predictive accuracies for cardiac risk stratification, early warning scoring systems are more prominent in the hospital setting due to their ease of implementation and interpretability. We propose a temporal transfer learning approach to utilize information from adjacent time points to yield an early cardiac arrest prediction model that is robust in predictive accuracies as well as maintains the interpretability of the model coefficients...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049005/beliefs-attitudes-and-activities-of-healthcare-personnel-about-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccines
#15
Fatma Çiftci, Elif Şen, Nalan Demir, Orçun Çiftci, Serhat Erol, Oya Kayacan
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) is an effective measure for preventing the spread of influenza among at-risk patients. This study was conducted to determine influenza vaccination rates and activities among HCP working at a tertiary healthcare setting. METHODS: This study included 470 HCP (85 physicians, 134 nurses, 53 healthcare assistants, 44 paramedics, 47 medical secretaries, and 107 auxillary staff members) working at the emergency, cardiology, chest diseases, and internal medicine departments with the largest volume of patients with vaccination indication of two large university hospitals with similar medical practices and work environment...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016534/analysis-of-the-citation-of-articles-published-in-the-european-journal-of-emergency-medicine-since-its-foundation
#16
Inés M Fernández-Guerrero, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Collin A Graham, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the evolution of the citation of articles from the European Journal of Emergency Medicine (EJEM) from 1994 (EJEM foundation) to 2015 and identify highly cited articles and their principal characteristics and determine a possible correlation between the citations counted in different databases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We obtained the articles published in EJEM from 1994 to 2015 in ISI-WoS (main source) and Scopus, Google Scholar, and Medline databases (accessory sources)...
October 9, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990334/what-s-next-for-acute-heart-failure-research
#17
Sean P Collins, Phillip D Levy, Gregory J Fermann, Michael M Givertz, Jennifer M Martindale, Peter S Pang, Alan B Storrow, Deborah D Diercks, G Michael Felker, Gregg C Fonarow, David J Lanfear, Daniel J Lenihan, JoAnn M Lindenfeld, W Frank Peacock, Douglas M Sawyer, John R Teerlink, Javed Butler
Each year over one million patients with acute heart failure (AHF) present to a United States emergency department (ED). The vast majority are hospitalized for further management. The length of stay and high postdischarge event rate in this cohort have changed little over the past decade. Therapeutic trials have failed to yield substantive improvement in postdischarge outcomes; subsequently, AHF care has changed little in the past 40 years. Prior research studies have been fragmented as either "inpatient" or "ED-based...
October 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982637/pediatric-chronic-patients-at-outpatient-clinics-a-study-in-a-latin-american-university-hospital
#18
Renata A Alveno, Caroline V Miranda, Caroline G Passone, Aurora R Waetge, Elza S Hojo, Sylvia C L Farhat, Vicente Odone-Filho, Uenis Tannuri, Werther B Carvalho, Magda Carneiro-Sampaio, Clovis A Silva
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of children and adolescentes with chronic diseases of outpatient clinics at a tertiary university hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 16,237 patients with chronic diseases followed-up in one year. The data were collected through the electronic system, according to the number of physician appointments in 23 pediatric specialties. Patients were divided in two groups: children (0-9 years) and adolescents (10-19 years)...
October 2, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974521/update-to-practice-standards-for-electrocardiographic-monitoring-in-hospital-settings-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#19
REVIEW
Kristin E Sandau, Marjorie Funk, Andrew Auerbach, Gregory W Barsness, Kay Blum, Maria Cvach, Rachel Lampert, Jeanine L May, George M McDaniel, Marco V Perez, Sue Sendelbach, Claire E Sommargren, Paul J Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This scientific statement provides an interprofessional, comprehensive review of evidence and recommendations for indications, duration, and implementation of continuous electro cardiographic monitoring of hospitalized patients. Since the original practice standards were published in 2004, new issues have emerged that need to be addressed: overuse of arrhythmia monitoring among a variety of patient populations, appropriate use of ischemia and QT-interval monitoring among select populations, alarm management, and documentation in electronic health records...
November 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955184/neoatherosclerosis-and-late-thrombosis-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-translational-cardiology-and-comparative-medicine-from-bench-to-bedside%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Josip Anđelo Borovac, Domenico D'Amario, Giampaolo Niccoli
Neoatherosclerosis is a form of accelerated atherosclerosis that occurs within stented segments of the coronary vessel late or very late after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation via percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This proliferation of neointima with a formation of new atheromatous plaque within stent struts lacking re-endothelialization can provoke thrombotic occlusion and lead to catastrophic acute coronary events. Knowing that coronary artery disease is the leading single cause of mortality worldwide and that there is a constant trend of increase in PCI procedures, it is reasonable to conclude that late thrombotic events and neoatherosclerosis post-PCI remain an important therapeutic challenge...
September 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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