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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679365/influence-of-gaseous-pollutants-on-copd-exacerbations-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-comorbidities
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Michal Zielinski, Mariusz Gasior, Dariusz Jastrzebski, Aneta Desperak, Dariusz Ziora
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are a serious public health issue. Ambient pollution and meteorological factors are considered among precipitating factors. There are few data concerning the impact of ambient pollutants other than particulates on COPD exacerbations. Among gaseous pollutants four main groups of substances are primarily monitored: nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2 ), carbon monoxide (CO), and ozone (O3 ). In this study, 12,889 hospitalizations in the years 2006-2014 due to exacerbations of COPD in patients having a co-existing cardiovascular pathology were retrospectively analyzed...
April 21, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679333/a-mixed-methods-study-to-examine-the-role-of-psychosocial-stress-and-air-pollution-on-hypertension-in-mexican-origin-hispanics
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Amal Rammah, Kristina Walker Whitworth, Inkyu Han, Wenyaw Chan, Maria D Jimenez, Sara S Strom, Melissa L Bondy, Elaine Symanski
PURPOSE: Independent and combined effects of air pollution and psychosocial stressors on hypertension, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, among Hispanics are not well studied. METHODS: We administered a pilot-tested questionnaire on individual- and neighborhood-level psychosocial stressors, developed with community input, to nearly 2500 individuals from the MD Anderson Cancer Center cohort of Mexican-Americans. We used data from local air quality monitors to estimate individual exposures to ozone (O3 ) and fine particulate matter (PM2...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679302/association-of-abnormal-serum-potassium-levels-with-arrhythmias-and-cardiovascular-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Liesa K Hoppe, Dana C Muhlack, Wolfgang Koenig, Prudence R Carr, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
PURPOSE: To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serum potassium and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses. RESULTS: Meta-analyses included 310,825 participants from 24 studies. In the older general population, low serum potassium was associated with a 1...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678624/autonomic-cardiovascular-control-and-cardiac-arrhythmia-in-two-pregnant-women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-insights-from-icd-monitoring
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Pietro Francia, Carmen Adduci, Beatrice Musumeci, Lorenzo Semprini, Francesca Palano, Luigi Zezza, Massimo Volpe, Camillo Autore
In women with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), pregnancy prompts major changes in hemodynamic and cardiac autonomic function that may precipitate heart failure (HF) or increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmia. We report the clinical follow-up of two patients with non-obstructive HCM implanted with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) allowing for continuous analysis of heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV) and cardiac arrhythmia throughout the entire course of pregnancy. Both patients experienced increased HR and decreased HRV from the early stages of pregnancy, which persisted until delivery...
April 17, 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677973/yorwalk-desiging-a-smartphone-exercise-application-for-people-with-intermittent-claudication
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Ahmed Shalan, Abubakar Abdulrahman, Ibrahim Habli, Garry Tew, Andrew Thompson
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a chronic cardiovascular disease. It is highly prevalent in older adults. Mobile Health (mHealth) and Telehealth technologies are considered two central digital solutions for enabling patient-centred care. There is evidence that physical activity apps can improve health outcomes in adults. The aim of this project is to develop a prototype of smart phone app to target patients with PAD, which we named YORwalK, to promote exercise and track changes in walking ability in this population...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676832/circulating-mirnas-in-acute-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-and-their-target-mrna-network
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Ananília Medeiros Gomes da Silva, Jéssica Nayara Góes de Araújo, Katiene Macêdo de Oliveira, Ana Eloísa Melo Novaes, Mariana Borges Lopes, Júlio César Vieira de Sousa, Antônio Amorim de Araújo Filho, André Ducati Luchessi, Adriana Augusto de Rezende, Mário Hiroyuki Hirata, Vivian Nogueira Silbiger
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF), acting on development and progression. Our pilot study investigated the expression of six miRNAs and their miRNA-mRNA interactions in patients with acute new-onset AF, well-controlled AF, and normal sinus rhythm (controls). METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma of acute new-onset AF patients (n = 5) was collected in the emergency room when patients presented with irregular and fast-atrial fibrillation rhythm...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676201/prognosis-and-monitoring-of-giant-cell-arteritis-and-associated-complications
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Tanaz A Kermani, Kenneth J Warrington
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in people over the age of 50 years. Prospective imaging studies in GCA highlight the systemic nature of this vasculitis. Areas covered: This review summarizes literature using PubMed on complications of GCA and its treatment. Emphasis was placed on articles published within the past 5 years. Disease associated complications including vision loss from arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, large-artery stenoses and ischemia, and, aortic aneurysms and dissections...
April 20, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675621/myocardial-function-in-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Gabriela Medina, Eduardo Gómez-Bañuelos, Erick Calderón-Aranda, María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Olga Vera-Lastra, Luis J Jara
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) patients have high cardiovascular risk. Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) detects myocardial function. To evaluate the myocardial function in primary APS (PAPS) patients using two-dimensional echocardiography (2-D) obtaining values of left ventricle global longitudinal strain (GLS) by STE. Patients with PAPS, > 16 years, both genders, without signs and symptoms of heart disease were recruited and matched with healthy controls by age and gender. Demographic, clinical data, and cardiovascular risk factors were recorded...
April 19, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675613/the-role-of-central-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-the-management-of-hypertension
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REVIEW
Adrian Ochoa, Gabriel Patarroyo-Aponte, Mahboob Rahman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Central blood pressure is a novel predictor of cardiovascular risk that can be measured in the clinical setting using currently available technology. This paper will review current available methods of central blood pressure monitoring as well as its impact in cardiac and renal disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Both aortic and carotid systolic blood pressure are independently associated with cardiovascular mortality and serious cardiac events. Furthermore, studies show that systolic aortic blood pressure has been shown to be superior predictor of cardiovascular as compared to brachial blood pressure...
April 19, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675404/neonatal-hemodynamics-from-developmental-physiology-to-comprehensive-monitoring
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REVIEW
Sabine L Vrancken, Arno F van Heijst, Willem P de Boode
Maintenance of neonatal circulatory homeostasis is a real challenge, due to the complex physiology during postnatal transition and the inherent immaturity of the cardiovascular system and other relevant organs. It is known that abnormal cardiovascular function during the neonatal period is associated with increased risk of severe morbidity and mortality. Understanding the functional and structural characteristics of the neonatal circulation is, therefore, essential, as therapeutic hemodynamic interventions should be based on the assumed underlying (patho)physiology...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674798/switching-of-antihypertensive-drugs-at-tertiary-care-government-hospital-hyderabad-india-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-investigation
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Varsha Varakantham, Ashok Kumar Kurakula Sailoo, Venkaiah Kodali, Dinesh Kumar Bharatraj
OBJECTIVE: Switching of antihypertensive drugs is attributed to uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) which imposes a great burden on health economics. But again, switching leads to accomplishment of the goal BP, thereby improving the health status. Such studies are well documented in developed nations but rarely reported in developing countries, especially in India. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate various factors associated with switching of antihypertensive drugs. METHODS: A cross-sectional retrospective investigation was performed using a standardized schedule adapting the World Health Organization indicators for drug utilization in a tertiary care government hospital, Hyderabad, India...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674240/the-impact-of-antipsychotics-as-a-risk-factor-for-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Ewa A Ogłodek, Marek J Just, Anna D Grzesińska, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Adam R Szromek
Patients with schizophrenia are predisposed toward developing cardiovascular disease. Although neuroleptics affect the cardiovascular system, it is also important to consider the consequences of the disease itself such as lower physical activity due to living on disability pension, inadequate nutrition, and/or nicotine addiction, being more common among patients with schizophrenia versus the general population. All these factors combined lead to an increased risk of death caused by cardiovascular conditions in schizophrenic patients...
December 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672718/mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonists-in-kidney-transplantation-time-to-consider
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Sophie Girerd, Frédéric Jaisser
Although patient survival is significantly improved by kidney transplantation (KT) in comparison with dialysis, it remains significantly lower than that observed in the general population. Graft function is one of the major determinants of patient survival after KT. Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) could be of particular interest in this population to improve graft function and treat or prevent cardiovascular (CV) complications. In KT, ischaemia/reperfusion injury is a major factor involved in delayed graft function, which is often associated with inferior long-term graft survival...
April 17, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672288/comparison-of-the-predictive-roles-of-risk-scores-of-in-hospital-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Erdal Akturk, Lutfu Askin, M Hakan Tasolar, Serdar Turkmen, Hakan Kaya
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the relationship between various risk scores (SYNTAX score (SS), SYNTAX score-II (SS-II), thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk scores and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk scores) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study population were selected from among 589 patients who underwent coronary angiography with a diagnosis of NSTEMI...
April 19, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671528/testicular-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Drew C Baird, Garrett J Meyers, Jocelyn S Hu
Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor among males 15 to 34 years of age, with an estimated 8,850 new cases and 410 deaths during 2017 in the United States. With effective treatment, the overall five-year survival rate is 97%. Risk factors for testicular cancer include undescended testis (cryptorchidism), personal or family history of testicular cancer, age, ethnicity, and infertility. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine screening in asymptomatic men. Men with symptoms should receive a complete history and physical examination...
February 15, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670504/clozapine-induced-cardiovascular-side-effects-and-autonomic-dysfunction-a-systematic-review
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Jessica W Y Yuen, David D Kim, Ric M Procyshyn, Randall F White, William G Honer, Alasdair M Barr
Background: Clozapine is the antipsychotic of choice for treatment-resistant schizophrenia and has minimal risk for extrapyramidal symptoms. Therapeutic benefits, however, are accompanied by a myriad of cardiometabolic side-effects. The specific reasons for clozapine's high propensity to cause adverse cardiometabolic events remain unknown, but it is believed that autonomic dysfunction may play a role in many of these. Objective: This systematic review summarizes the literature on autonomic dysfunction and related cardiovascular side effects associated with clozapine treatment...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668462/electrodermal-activity-monitoring-during-endotracheal-suction-in-sedated-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients
#17
Theodoros Aslanidis, Vasilios Grosomanidis, Konstantinos Karakoulas, Athanasios Chatzisotiriou
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal suctioning of respiratory secretions is one of the most common causes of pain and discomfort in Intensive Care Unit environment. The electrical properties of the skin, also known as electrodermal activity (EDA), are considered as an indirect measure of autonomous nervous system. AIM: This study explores EDA changes during endotracheal suction in sedated adult critical care patients; and compares these changes to other monitoring parameters...
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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REVIEW
Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667383/knowledge-of-cardiovascular-disease-cvd-risk-factors-in-population-of-ma%C3%A5-opolska-voivodeship-in-two-independent-cross-sectional-studies
#19
Anna Waśniowska, Grzegorz Kopeć, Krystyna Szafraniec, Magdalena Kozela, Agnieszka Sarnecka, Klaudia Knap, Andrzej Pająk, Piotr Podolec
INTRODUCTION: Low level of knowledge of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is related to higher risk of death and health educational programs are of particular importance in CVD prevention. Monitoring the level of knowledge of CVD risk factors is necessary to verify the effectiveness of education and to facilitate the right choice of education methods. AIM: to compare the assessment of knowledge of CVD risk factors in the population of Małopolska Voivodeship from the two independent cross-sectional studies...
2018: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666901/subcutaneously-administered-dexmedetomidine-is-efficiently-absorbed-and-is-associated-with-attenuated-cardiovascular-effects-in-healthy-volunteers
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P Uusalo, D Al-Ramahi, I Tilli, R A Aantaa, M Scheinin, T I Saari
PURPOSE: Palliative care patients often need sedation to alleviate intractable anxiety, stress, and pain. Dexmedetomidine is used for sedation of intensive care patients, but there is no prior information on its subcutaneous (SC) administration, a route that would be favored in palliative care. We compared the pharmacokinetics and cardiovascular, sympatholytic, and sedative effects of SC and intravenously (IV) administered dexmedetomidine in healthy volunteers. METHODS: An open two-period, cross-over design with balanced randomization was used...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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