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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146534/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146274/effects-of-angiotensin-neprilysin-inhibition-as-compared-to-angiotensin-inhibition-on-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-reduced-ejection-fraction-patients-under-continuous-remote-monitoring-of-implantable-defibrillator-devices
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Carlos de Diego, Luis González-Torres, José María Núñez, Raúl Centurión Inda, David A Martin-Langerwerf, Antonio D Sangio, Piotr Chochowski, Pilar Casasnovas, Julio C Blazquéz, Jesús Almendral
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition as compared to angiotensin inhibition decreased sudden cardiac death in reduced ejection fraction heart failure (rEFHF). The precise mechanism remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of angiotensin-neprilysin inhibition on ventricular arrhythmias as compared to angiotensin inhibition in rEFHF patients with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and remote monitoring. METHODS: We prospectively included 120 patients with ICD and: 1) New York Heart Association functional class≥ II, 2) left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40%, 3) remote monitoring...
November 13, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145641/changes-in-global-longitudinal-strain-and-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-during-the-first-year-after-myocardial-infarction-results-from-a-large-consecutive-cohort
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Tomasz Baron, Christina Christersson, Gustav Hjorthén, Eva-Maria Hedin, Frank A Flachskampf
Aims: To determine changes of global longitudinal strain (GLS) and their predictors in relation to classical echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular (LV) function, over 1 year, in consecutive patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and initially normal or impaired LV ejection fraction (EF). Methods and results: A total of 285 patients with MI prospectively included in the REBUS (RElevance of Biomarkers for future risk of thromb-oembolic events in UnSelected post-myocardial infarction patients) study underwent echocardiography within 72 h from admission and after 1 year...
November 13, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144051/infantile-hemangiomas-with-conjunctival-involvement-an%C3%A2-underreported-occurrence
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Martin Theiler, Eulalia Baselga, Christina Gerth-Kahlert, Erin F Mathes, Agnes Schwieger-Briel, Karla Chaloupka, Lisa Weibel, Ilona J Frieden
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) involving the conjunctiva are only anecdotally reported in the literature and little is known about their clinical course. In a retrospective case series we aimed to better delineate the clinical presentation, complications, and response to treatment of this uncommon subtype of IH. A classification of conjunctival IH is proposed. METHODS: Medical charts at three academic pediatric dermatology institutions were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144028/efficacy-and-safety-of-different-regimens-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-or-ocular-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#5
Fei Li, Wenbin Huang, Xiulan Zhang
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of different regimens, including monotherapy and double therapy, for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) or ocular hypertension. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE and clinicaltrials.gov for studies that fit our inclusion criteria in this network meta-analysis. Randomized controlled trials that report data on efficacy and safety of medications for POAG or ocular hypertension are included. Data on intra-ocular pressure (IOP) lowering effect and incidence of adverse events including hyperaemia and ocular discomfort were extracted and used in mixed-comparison analysis...
November 16, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142984/the-combination-of-beta-blockers-and-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-improves-survival-in-incident-hemodialysis-patients-a-propensity-matched-study
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José Luño, Javier Varas, Rosa Ramos, Ignacio Merello, Pedro Aljama, Alejandro MartinMalo, Julio Pascual, Manuel Praga
Introduction: Although several studies suggest that the prognosis of hypertensive dialysis patients can be improved by using antihypertensive drug therapy, it is unknown whether the prescription of a particular class or combination of antihypertensive drugs is beneficial during hemodialysis. Methods: We performed a propensity score matching study to compare the effectiveness of various classes of antihypertensive drugs on cardiovascular (CV) mortality in 2518 incident hemodialysis patients in Spain...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142837/preoperative-management-in-patients-with-graves-disease
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REVIEW
Eliana Piantanida
Graves' disease is the most frequent cause of hyperthyroidism in iodine-sufficient geographical areas and is characterized by the presence in patients' serum of autoantibodies directed against the thyrotropin receptor (TRAb) that cause overproduction and release of thyroid hormones. Clinical presentation results from both hyperthyroidism and underlying autoimmunity. The diagnosis is based on characteristic clinical features and biochemical abnormalities. If serum thyrotropin (TSH) is low, serum free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) concentrations should be measured to distinguish between subclinical (with normal circulating thyroid hormones) and overt hyperthyroidism (with increased circulating thyroid hormones)...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141546/current-theories-and-clinical-trial-evidence-for-limiting-human-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-growth
#8
Jing Yu, Shuai Liu, Jianhua Huang, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) refers to localized dilation of abdominal aorta. AAA is largely asymptomatic, but aneurysmal rupture results in a high mortality rate. AAA with a diameter greater than 55 mm carries a high risk of rupture. There are currently no known medical treatments effective in limiting the growth of small AAA. OBJECTIVE: To review the current status of and challenges faced in limiting AAA growth. METHODS: Data from human investigations and animal model studies were summarized...
November 12, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133355/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
#9
REVIEW
David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131289/negative-predictors-of-treatment-success-in-outpatient-therapy-of-arterial-hypertension-in-poland-results-of-the-control-nt-observational-registry
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Krzysztof J Filipiak, Mariusz Tomaniak, Anna E Płatek, Filip M Szymański, Andrzej Tykarski
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors interfering with adequate control of arterial hypertension in the course of antihypertensive therapy is necessary to plan the strategy or reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disorders and optimize clinical practice guidelines. There have only been limited reliable studies describing the current status of hypertension treatment. AIM: The study objective was to conduct a screening assessment of the rate of uncontrolled hypertension among hypertensive patients coming to a routine follow-up visit, and to characterize patients with inadequate control of arterial hypertension in the aspect of their cardiovascular risk profile and therapeutic strategies used...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129562/preoperative-use-of-oral-beta-adrenergic-blocking-agents-and-the-incidence-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Paul Min Thein, Kyle White, Khyati Banker, Carole Lunny, Sam Mirzaee, Arthur Nasis
BACKGROUND: Current epidemiological data suggests that postoperative atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (POAF) causes significant morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The literature for prophylactic management of POAF is limited, resulting in the lack of clear guidelines on management recommendations. AIM: To examine the efficacy of prophylactic rate control agents in reducing the incidence of new-onset POAF in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery...
October 19, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129046/acebutolol-a-cardioselective-beta-blocker-promotes-glucose-uptake-in-diabetic-model-cells-by-inhibiting-jnk-jip1-interaction
#12
Yi Li, Nan-Young Jung, Jae Cheal Yoo, Yul Kim, Gwan-Su Yi
The phosphorylation of JNK is known to induce insulin resistance in insulin target tissues. The inhibition of JNK-JIP1 interaction, which interferes JNK phosphorylation, becomes a potential target for drug development of type 2 diabetes. To discover the inhibitors of JNK-JIP1 interaction, we screened out 30 candidates from 4320 compound library with In Cell Interaction Trap method. The candidates were further confirmed and narrowed down to five compounds using the FRET method in a model cell. Among those five compounds, Acebutolol showed notable inhibition of JNK phosphorylation and elevation of glucose uptake in diabetic models of adipocyte and liver cell...
November 13, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128603/optimal-blood-pressure-control-after-coronary-events-the-challenge-remains
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Elise Sverre, Kari Peersen, Jan Erik Otterstad, Lars Gullestad, Joep Perk, Erik Gjertsen, Torbjørn Moum, Einar Husebye, Toril Dammen, John Munkhaugen
We identified sociodemographic, medical, and psychosocial factors associated with unfavorable blood pressure (BP) control in 1012 patients, hospitalized with myocardial infarction and/or a coronary revascularization procedure. This cross-sectional study collected data from hospital records, a comprehensive self-report questionnaire, clinical examination, and blood samples after 2-36 (mean 17) months follow-up. Forty-six percent had unfavorable BP control (≥140/90 [80 in diabetics] mm Hg) at follow-up. Low socioeconomic status and psychosocial factors did not predict unfavorable BP control...
October 28, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124027/risk-factors-of-on-pump-conversion-during-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft
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Sung Sil Yoon, Jung Hee Bang, Sang Seok Jeong, Jae Hwa Jeong, Jong Soo Woo
Background: Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) procedures can avoid the complications of an on-pump bypass. However, some cases unexpectedly require conversion to cardiopulmonary bypass during OPCABG. The risk factors associated with a sudden need for cardiopulmonary bypass were analyzed. Methods: This retrospective study included 283 subjects scheduled for OPCABG from 2001 to 2010. These were divided into an OPCABG group and an on-pump conversion group...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121732/quality-of-life-improvement-in-older-patients-with-heart-failure-initiated-on-ivabradine-results-from-the-uk-multi-centre-live-life-prospective-cohort-study
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D Zachariah, D Stevens, G Sidorowicz, C Spooner, N Rowell, J Taylor, R Kay, M S Salek, P R Kalra
AIMS: LIVE:LIFE is a multi-centre, open-label, prospective observational cohort study assessing health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) following initiation of ivabradine. The primary endpoint is change in Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLWHFQ) total score after 6months. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consenting patients aged ≥70years with CHF, in whom ivabradine was initiated within its licensed indication, were enrolled...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121280/continuing-chronic-beta-blockade-in-the-acute-phase-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-is-associated-with-decreased-mortality-rates-up-to-90-days
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C Fuchs, S Wauschkuhn, C Scheer, M Vollmer, K Meissner, S-O Kuhn, K Hahnenkamp, A Morelli, M Gründling, S Rehberg
Background: There is growing evidence that beta-blockade may reduce mortality in selected patients with sepsis. However, it is unclear if a pre-existing, chronic oral beta-blocker therapy should be continued or discontinued during the acute phase of severe sepsis and septic shock. Methods: The present secondary analysis of a prospective observational single centre trial compared patient and treatment characteristics, length of stay and mortality rates between adult patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, in whom chronic beta-blocker therapy was continued or discontinued, respectively...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119544/nationwide-claims-data-validated-for-quality-assessments-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-netherlands
#17
D C Eindhoven, L N van Staveren, J A van Erkelens, D E Ikkersheim, S C Cannegieter, V A W M Umans, A Mosterd, J van Wijngaarden, M J Schalij, C J W Borleffs
INTRODUCTION: Since health insurance is compulsory in the Netherlands, the centrally registered medical claims data might pose a unique opportunity to evaluate quality of (cardiac) care on a national level without additional collection of data. However, validation of these claims data has not yet been assessed. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: National claims data ('national registry') were compared with data collected by patient records reviews in four representative hospitals ('validation registry')...
November 8, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119275/comparison-of-effects-of-losartan-and-metoprolol-on-left-ventricular-and-aortic-function-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation
#18
Paul A Roberts, Aaron C W Lin, Brett R Cowan, Alistair A Young, Ralph Stewart
Aortic regurgitation (AR) increases the hemodynamic load on both the left ventricle (LV) and the aorta. Vasodilators and beta-blockers both reduce systemic blood pressure, but their relative effects on the LV and aortic function and aortic regurgitant fraction in chronic AR are uncertain. We aimed to compare short-term effects of losartan and metoprolol on LV and aortic function in asymptomatic patients with chronic moderate to severe AR, both at rest and during exercise, using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118996/predictors-of-risk-for-sudden-death-in-childhood-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-importance-of-the-ecg-risk-score
#19
Ingegerd Östman-Smith, Gunnar Sjöberg, Annika Rydberg, Per Larsson, Eva Fernlund
Objective: To establish which risk factors are predictive for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in childhood. Methods: A Swedish national cohort of patients with HCM diagnosed <19 years of age was collected between 1972 and 2014, consisting of 155 patients with available ECGs, with average follow-up of 10.9±(SD 9.0) years, out of whom 32 had suffered sudden death or cardiac arrest (SD/CA group). Previously proposed risk factors and clinical features, ECG and ultrasound measures were compared between SD/CA group and patients surviving >2 years (n=100), and features significantly more common in SD/CA group were further analysed with univariate and multivariate Cox hazard regression in the total cohort...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118989/patients-with-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-associated-with-high-stimulated-serum-calcitonin-levels
#20
Kursad Unluhizarci, Hulya Akgun, Bahadır Oz, Zuleyha Karaca, Fatih Tanriverdi, Fahrettin Kelestimur
Among various substances produced by C-cells, the most important one is calcitonin (CT) that is used for detection, post-operative follow-up and evaluation of individuals at risk of developing medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). However, the role of serum CT measurement in the evaluation of thyroid nodules has been widely discussed, and there is still no consensus about the role of CT in the initial evaluation of all thyroid nodules. Two patients with thyroid nodules whose fine-needle aspiration results were compatible with benign cytology besides having mildly elevated basal serum calcitonin levels were reported...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
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