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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806628/complete-step-section-microscopic-study-of-a-swan-ganz-catheter-related-pulmonary-artery-rupture-a-frequently-lethal-complication-that-to-our-knowledge-has-not-had-a-comprehensive-microscopic-examination-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ya Xu, L Clarke Stout
BACKGROUND: Introduced in 1970, the Swan-Ganz catheter (SGC) soon became widely used because of its unique usefulness in managing intensive care patients. Unfortunately, SGC usage was complicated by pulmonary artery rupture (PAR) with a 50% mortality rate that led to a near banning of the SCG in the late 1980s. Increasing knowledge and decreasing incidence of SGC-related PARs (SGPARs) led to the current feeling that the present SGPAR incidence is now low enough to tolerate given the lives saved by SGC usage...
July 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805480/current-evidence-on-the-use-of-anti-raas-agents-in-congenital-or-acquired-solitary-kidney
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Mariadelina Simeoni, Annarita Armeni, Chiara Summaria, Annamaria Cerantonio, Giorgio Fuiano
RATIONAL: The inhibition of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a major strategy for slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The utility of anti-RAAS agents in patients with congenital or acquired solitary kidney is still controversial. OBJECTIVE: A systematic literature review was conducted. MAIN FINDINGS: The conclusions of the few available studies on the topic are homogeneously in agreement with a long-term reno-protective activity of anti-RAAS drugs in patients with solitary kidney, especially if patients are hypertensive or proteinuric...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803229/non-motor-symptoms-assessed-by-non-motor-symptoms-questionnaire-and-non-motor-symptoms-scale-in-parkinson-s-disease-in-selected-asian-populations
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Anna Sauerbier, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Nataliya Titova, Lisa Klingelhoefer, Yoshio Tsuboi, Harry Carr, Hrishikesh Kumar, Rebecca Banerjee, Roberto Erro, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Anette Schrag, Panagiotis Zis, Shen-Yang Lim, J Y Al-Hashel, Walaa A Kamel, Pablo Martinez-Martin, K Ray Chaudhuri
BACKGROUND: Ethnic variations have been described in medical conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. Whether ethnicity plays a role in Parkinson's disease (PD), particularly with regard to non-motor symptoms (NMS), remains unclear. Existing literature is diverse, controversial, and inadequately documented. This review aims to analyse and report the currently available literature on NMS, specifically in Asian PD patients. SUMMARY: We conducted a literature review using PubMed, searching for articles and currently available publications that reference and assess NMS in PD patients living in Asia using the validated NMS Questionnaire (NMS Quest) and NMS Scale (NMSS)...
August 12, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801393/protocol-for-the-mwellcare-trial-a-multicentre-cluster-randomised-12-month-controlled-trial-to-compare-the-effectiveness-of-mwellcare-an-mhealth-system-for-an-integrated-management-of-patients-with-hypertension-and-diabetes-versus-enhanced-usual-care-in-india
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Dilip Jha, Priti Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Devraj Jindal, Pablo Perel, David Prieto-Merino, Pramod Jacob, Jonathan Nyong, Vidya Venugopal, Kavita Singh, Shifalika Goenka, Ambuj Roy, Nikhil Tandon, Vikram Patel, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
INTRODUCTION: Rising burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes is a major challenge to the health system in India. Innovative approaches such as mobile phone technology (mHealth) for electronic decision support in delivering evidence-based and integrated care for hypertension, diabetes and comorbid depression have potential to transform the primary healthcare system. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: mWellcare trial is a multicentre, cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a mHealth system and nurse managed care for people with hypertension and diabetes in rural India...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798990/myocardial-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-imaging-in-hypertension-and-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Riccardo Liga, Alessia Gimelli, Paolo Marzullo, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Matteo Cameli, Elisabetta Cerbai, Stefano Coiro, Michele Emdin, Rossella Marcucci, Doralisa Morrone, Alberto Palazzuoli, Anna Sonia Petronio, Ketty Savino, Luigi Padeletti, Roberto Pedrinelli
Sympathetic nervous system plays a pivotal role in essential hypertension and in the development of left ventricular hypertrophy. Moreover, cardiac sympathetic dys-regulation has been demonstrated as a key con-causal factor in the genesis and progression of pathologic conditions such as congestive heart failure and ischemic heart disease to which hypertension predisposes as a risk factor. However, despite its fundamental role in cardiac pathophysiology, the evaluation of cardiac sympathetic nervous system has never gained a wide clinical application, remaining mostly a research tool...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794288/kidney-disease-in-oman-a-view-of-the-current-and-future-landscapes
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Intisar Hamed Al Alawi, Issa Al Salmi, Adhra Al Mawali, John A Sayer
Oman is located in the southeast of Arabian Peninsula with a relatively young population of about 3 831 553 people. The Ministry of Health, which is the healthcare provider, is facing a challenge with the increased levels of noncommunicable diseases including chronic kidney disease. A growing number of patients progress to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), demanding renal replacement therapy. In 2014, there were 1339 of ESKD patients receiving dialysis and almost 1400 patients received kidney transplants. The estimated annual incidence of ESKD is 120 patients per million population...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790817/emerging-pharmaceutical-therapies-for-copd
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Sowmya P Lakshmi, Aravind T Reddy, Raju C Reddy
COPD, for which cigarette smoking is the major risk factor, remains a worldwide burden. Current therapies provide only limited short-term benefit and fail to halt progression. A variety of potential therapeutic targets are currently being investigated, including COPD-related proinflammatory mediators and signaling pathways. Other investigational compounds target specific aspects or complications of COPD such as mucus hypersecretion and pulmonary hypertension. Although many candidate therapies have shown no significant effects, other emerging therapies have improved lung function, pulmonary hypertension, glucocorticoid sensitivity, and/or the frequency of exacerbations...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783422/the-role-of-nitric-oxide-in-the-intraocular-pressure-lowering-efficacy-of-latanoprostene-bunod-review-of-nonclinical-studies
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Megan E Cavet, Heleen H DeCory
Latanoprostene bunod (LBN) is a topical ophthalmic therapeutic for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT). LBN is composed of latanoprost acid (LA) linked to a nitric oxide (NO)-donating moiety and is the first NO-releasing prostaglandin analog to be submitted for marketing authorization in the United States. The role of latanoprost in increasing uveoscleral outflow of aqueous humor (AqH) is well established. Herein, we review findings from nonclinical studies, which evaluated the role of NO in the IOP-lowering efficacy of LBN...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782466/current-status-of-renal-artery-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-resistant-hypertension-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Antonis S Manolis, Antonis A Manolis, Helen Melita
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis (RAS) has a high prevalence in older patients, especially in the context of general atherosclerosis. It is frequently associated with resistant hypertension and impaired renal function and their attendant consequences. The issue whether revascularization via percutaneous renal angioplasty and stenting (PRA/S) can benefit these patients remains unsettled. OBJECTIVE: To present a case series of patients with refractory hypertension and RAS undergoing PRA/S and also to provide an extensive review of the literature on the current status of PRA/S for resistant hypertension...
August 4, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780627/primary-pediatric-hypertension-current-understanding-and-emerging-concepts
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REVIEW
Andrew C Tiu, Michael D Bishop, Laureano D Asico, Pedro A Jose, Van Anthony M Villar
The rising prevalence of primary pediatric hypertension and its tracking into adult hypertension point to the importance of determining its pathogenesis to gain insights into its current and emerging management. Considering that the intricate control of BP is governed by a myriad of anatomical, molecular biological, biochemical, and physiological systems, multiple genes are likely to influence an individual's BP and susceptibility to develop hypertension. The long-term regulation of BP rests on renal and non-renal mechanisms...
September 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779787/effect-of-statins-on-survival-in-patients-undergoing-dialysis-access-for-end-stage-renal-disease
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Paola De Rango, Basso Parente, Luca Farchioni, Enrico Cieri, Beatrice Fiorucci, Selena Pelliccia, Alessandra Manzone, Gioele Simonte, Massimo Lenti
The benefit of statin therapy in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease remains uncertain. Randomized trials have questioned the efficacy of the drug in improving outcomes for on-dialysis populations, and many patients with end-stage renal disease are not currently taking statins. This study aimed to investigate the impact of statin use on survival of patients with vascular access performed at a vascular center for chronic dialysis. Consecutive end-stage renal disease patients admitted for vascular access surgery in 2006 to 2013 were reviewed...
December 2016: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777899/effect-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-on-blood-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-treatment
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Marvin Heyboer Rd, Susan M Wojcik, Garrett Smith, William Santiago
INTRODUCTION: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy is generally safe and well tolerated. However, known side effects do exist. Elevation in the blood pressure of patients undergoing HBO₂ therapy is a less defined potential side effect. We sought to better quantify effects of HBO₂ on blood pressure (BP) in patients undergoing HBO₂. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on quality assurance data captured on all patients undergoing HBO₂ between March 2012 and October 2015 at a large tertiary referral university hospital hyperbaric center...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777235/cost-effectiveness-of-health-coaching-an-integrative-review
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Rachel Hale, Jeannie Giese
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to evaluate published literature to distinguish how health coaching influences the cost of chronic disease management in insured adults with chronic conditions. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: An integrated literature review was conducted. MEDLINE, Business Source Complete, and OneSearch were searched for the years 2001-2016 utilizing the following key words: health coaching, health coaching AND insurance companies, health coaching AND cost, health coaching AND health insurance, and health coaching AND insurance cost...
September 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776083/diabetic-cardiomyopathy-a-hyperglycaemia-and-insulin-resistance-induced-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Guanghong Jia, Adam Whaley-Connell, James R Sowers
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterised in its early stages by diastolic relaxation abnormalities and later by clinical heart failure in the absence of dyslipidaemia, hypertension and coronary artery disease. Insulin resistance, hyperinsulinaemia and hyperglycaemia are each independent risk factors for the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. The pathophysiological factors in diabetes that drive the development of cardiomyopathy include systemic metabolic disorders, inappropriate activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, subcellular component abnormalities, oxidative stress, inflammation and dysfunctional immune modulation...
August 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768485/a-systematic-review-of-genetic-mutations-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#15
Gerardo Garcia-Rivas, Carlos Jerjes-Sánchez, David Rodriguez, José Garcia-Pelaez, Victor Trevino
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a group of vascular diseases that produce right ventricular dysfunction, heart failure syndrome, and death. Although the majority of patients appear idiopathic, accumulated research work combined with current sequencing technology show that many gene variants could be an important component of the disease. However, current guidelines, clinical practices, and available gene panels focus the diagnosis of PAH on a relatively low number of genes and variants associated with the bone morphogenic proteins and transforming Growth Factor-β pathways, such as the BMPR2, ACVRL1, CAV1, ENG, and SMAD9...
August 2, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759472/macrophage-complexity-in-human-atherosclerosis-opportunities-for-treatment
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Erik A L Biessen, Kristiaan Wouters
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The pivotal role of macrophages in experimental atherosclerosis is firmly established, but their contribution to human disease is less well defined. In this review we have outlined the current insights on macrophage phenotypes and their presumed precursors, monocytes, in clinical atherosclerosis, and their association with disease progression. Moreover, we will assess major clinical modifiers of macrophage-mediated plaque inflammation and define the outstanding questions for further study...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758964/effects-of-popular-diets-without-specific-calorie-targets-on-weight-loss-outcomes-systematic-review-of-findings-from-clinical-trials
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Stephen D Anton, Azumi Hida, Kacey Heekin, Kristen Sowalsky, Christy Karabetian, Heather Mutchie, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Todd M Manini, Tracey E Barnett
The present review examined the evidence base for current popular diets, as listed in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report, on short-term (≤six months) and long-term (≥one year) weight loss outcomes in overweight and obese adults. For the present review, all diets in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Rankings for "Best Weight-Loss Diets", which did not involve specific calorie targets, meal replacements, supplementation with commercial products, and/or were not categorized as "low-calorie" diets were examined...
July 31, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758559/small-for-size-syndrome-bridging-the-gap-between-liver-transplantation-and-graft-recovery
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Akila Rajakumar, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Mohamed Rela, M Susan Mandell
In living donor liver transplantation, optimal graft size is estimated from values like graft volume/standard liver volume and graft/recipient body weight ratio but the final functional hepatic mass is influenced by other donor and recipient factors. Grafts with insufficient functional hepatic mass can produce a life-threatening condition with rapidly progressive liver failure called small-for-size syndrome (SFSS). Diagnosis of SFSS requires careful surveillance for signs of inadequate hepatocellular function, residual portal hypertension, and systemic inflammation that suggest rapidly progressive liver failure...
September 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757538/the-roles-of-hypoxia-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
#19
Hajime Abe, Hiroaki Semba, Norihiko Takeda
The circulatory system distributes blood flow to each tissue and transports oxygen and nutrients. Peripheral circulation is required to maintain the physiological function in each tissue. Disturbance of circulation, therefore, decreases oxygen delivery, leading to tissue hypoxia which takes place in several cardiovascular disorders including atherosclerosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure. While tissue hypoxia can be induced because of cardiovascular disorders, hypoxia signaling itself has a potential to modulate tissue remodeling processes or the severity of the cardiovascular disorders...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752678/risk-factors-and-outcome-of-thai-patients-with-scleroderma-renal-crisis-a-disease-duration-matched-case-control-study
#20
Suparaporn Wangkaew, Supawita Lertthanaphok, Saowanee Puntana, Kajohnsak Noppakun
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the prevalence, risk factors and outcome of scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) in Asian patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of SRC in Thai SSc patients. METHOD: Medical records of all SSc patients seen at the Division of Rheumatology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, from January 1990 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. For each SRC case, a disease duration (±1 year) matched control (four SSc patient without SRC for each SRC patient) was identified...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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