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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075105/heart-failure-due-to-reduced-ejection-fraction-medical-management
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William E Chavey, Robrt V Hogikyan, R Van Harrison, John M Nicklas
Heart failure is an increasingly common condition resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality. For patients who have heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, randomized clinical trials demonstrate consistent mortality benefit from angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, direct-acting vasodilators, beta blockers, and aldosterone antagonists. Additionally, some data show benefits from two new classes of drugs: angiotensin receptor blocker/neprilysin inhibitor and sinus node modulator...
January 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074521/assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-topical-propranolol-4-gel-for-infantile-hemangiomas
#2
Jacob Mashiah, Ana Kutz, Smail Hadj Rabia, Efrat Bar Ilan, Ilan Goldberg, Eli Sprecher, Avikam Harel
BACKGROUND: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common vascular tumors in children. Because of their benign character and natural involution, the vast majority of IHs do not require any treatment. In the past few years, topical beta blockers have been reported to be an effective treatment of superficial IHs. OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety profile of topical propranolol 4% gel for the treatment of IHs. METHODS: A retrospective study of all cases of IHs treated with topical propranolol 4% gel between 2013 and 2015 was performed...
February 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073770/impact-of-beta-blocker-initiation-timing-on-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Ray-Jade Chen, Hsi Chu, Lung-Wen Tsai
BACKGROUND: Relevant clinical studies have been small and have not convincingly demonstrated whether the perioperative initiation of beta-blockers should be considered in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this nationwide propensity score-matched study, we included patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing noncardiac surgery between 2000 and 2011 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. Patients were classified as beta-blocker and non-beta-blocker cohorts...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065766/changes-in-one-year-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-relation-with-early-management
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Etienne Puymirat, Nadia Aissaoui, Guillaume Cayla, Alexandre Lafont, Elisabeth Riant, Marco Mennuni, Olivier Saint-Jean, Didier Blanchard, Patrick Jourdain, Meyer Elbaz, Patrick Henry, Vincent Bataille, Elodie Drouet, Geneviève Mulak, François Schiele, Jean Ferrières, Tabassome Simon, Nicolas Danchin
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are underrepresented in acute myocardial infarction trials. Our aim was to determine whether, in elderly patients, changes in management in the past 15 years is associated with improved one-year mortality after hospital admission for myocardial infarction. METHODS: We used data from 4 one-month French registries, conducted 5 years apart from 1995 to 2010, including 3,389 elderly patients (≥75 years). RESULTS: From 1995 to 2010, mean age remained stable (82...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063459/cardiac-remodeling-following-reperfused-acute-myocardial-infarction-is-linked-to-the-concomitant-evolution-of-vascular-function-as-assessed-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Olivier Huttin, Damien Mandry, Romain Eschalier, Lin Zhang, Emilien Micard, Freddy Odille, Marine Beaumont, Renaud Fay, Jacques Felblinger, Edoardo Camenzind, Faïez Zannad, Nicolas Girerd, Pierre Y Marie
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling following acute myocardial infarction (MI) is difficult to predict at an individual level although a possible interfering role of vascular function has yet to be considered to date. This study aimed to determine the extent to which this LV remodeling is influenced by the concomitant evolution of vascular function and LV loading conditions, as assessed by phase-contrast Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) of the ascending aorta. METHODS: CMR was performed in 121 patients, 2-4 days after reperfusion of a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and 6 months thereafter...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057444/redefining-beta-blocker-use-in-hypertension-selecting-the-right-beta-blocker-and-the-right-patient
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REVIEW
Samuel J Mann
Randomized controlled trials have concluded that the cardiovascular outcome of first-step treatment of hypertension with traditional vasoconstricting beta-blockers is inferior to treatment with other antihypertensive drug classes. Beta-blocker use is also associated with undesirable side effects. Consequently, some recent guidelines consider beta-blockers an inferior option for first-step treatment of hypertension. Despite this, beta-blockers are still widely prescribed, and likely overused, in the management of hypertension...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056847/impact-of-diabetes-and-hypertension-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-receiving-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Mao-Jen Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Hau-De Lin, Han-Ping Wu
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a necessary procedure commonly performed for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the impact of diabetes and hypertension on long-term outcomes of patients after receiving PCI has not yet been determined. METHODS: The data of 1234 patients who received PCI were collected prospectively, and patients were divided into four groups, including patients with and without DM and those with either DM or hypertension alone...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055999/-role-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-vasovagal-syncope-and-rationale-for-beta-blockers-and-norepinephrine-transporter-inhibitors
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Manlio F Márquez, Jorge Rafael Gómez-Flores, Jesús A González-Hermosillo, Teresita de Jesús Ruíz-Siller, Manuel Cárdenas
Vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope is a common clinical situation and, as with other entities associated with orthostatic intolerance, the underlying condition is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This article reviews various aspects of vasovagal syncope, including its relationship with orthostatic intolerance and the role of the autonomic nervous system in it. A brief history of the problem is given, as well as a description of how the names and associated concepts have evolved. The response of the sympathetic system to orthostatic stress, the physiology of the baroreflex system and the neurohumoral changes that occur with standing are analyzed...
December 29, 2016: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052623/prevention-and-treatment-of-variceal-haemorrhage-in-2017
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REVIEW
Felix Brunner, Annalisa Berzigotti, Jaime Bosch
Variceal haemorrhage is a major complication of portal hypertension that still causes high mortality in patients with cirrhosis. Improved knowledge of the pathophysiology of portal hypertension has recently led to a more comprehensive approach to prevent all the complications of this condition. Thus, optimal treatment of portal hypertension requires a strategy that takes into account the clinical stage of the disease and all the major variables that affect the risk of progression to the next stage and death...
January 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
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Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044391/initial-electrocardiogram-as-determinant-of-hospital-course-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Michael A Millard, Vijaiganesh Nagarajan, Luke C Kohan, Robert C Schutt, Ellen C Keeley
BACKGROUND: A proportion of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have an initial electrocardiogram (ECG) that is nondiagnostic and are definitively diagnosed on a subsequent ECG. Our aim was to assess whether patients with a nondiagnostic initial ECG are different than those with a diagnostic initial ECG. METHODS: We collected demographic, ECG, medication, angiographic, and in-hospital clinical outcome data in consecutive patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for STEMI at our institution from June 2009 to June 2013...
January 3, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043207/behavior-of-pharmaceuticals-in-uv-photoreactors-fed-with-sewage-treated-by-anaerobic-aerobic-system
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Bruna Coelho Lopes, Ananda Lima Sanson, Sérgio Francisco de Aquino, Cláudio Leite de Souza, Carlos Augusto de Lemos Chernicharo, Robson José de Cássia Franco Afonso
This work has assessed the seasonal changes and the dynamics in the concentration of six pharmaceutical compounds during photolysis as a tertiary treatment of sewage previously treated by an anaerobic/aerobic system comprised by a UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket) reactor and a trickling filter (TF). The target compounds were 4 antibiotics (ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, sulfamethoxazole, trimetoprime), 1 beta blocker (atenolol) and 1 anti-inflammatory (diclofenac). Six hydraulic retention times (HRT) were evaluated (5, 10, 20, 40, 80 and 160 minutes) with the intent of varying the UVC radiation doses applied to the effluent from biological treatment containing the target contaminants...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042404/in-hospital-and-one-year-clinical-outcome-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-oman-pci-registry
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Prashanth Panduranga, Majdah Al-Rashidi, Fatma Al-Hajri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the in-hospital and one-year clinical outcome of patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-center, observational study looking at patients > 18 years old who underwent a PCI from 1 January to 31 December 2013. The primary end point was the occurrence of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE), defined as death, any myocardial infarction (MI), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), and target vessel revascularization (TVR) with either repeat PCI or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040387/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-miller-fisher-syndrome
#14
Dalvir Gill, Kan Liu
51-year-old female who presented with progressive paresthesia, numbness of the lower extremities, double vision, and trouble walking. Physical exam was remarkable for areflexia, and ptosis. Her initial EKG showed nonspecific ST segment changes and her Troponin T was elevated to 0.41ng/mL which peaked at 0.66ng/mL. Echocardiogram showed a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction to 35% with severely hypokinetic anterior wall and left ventricular apex was severely hypokinetic. EMG nerve conduction study showed severely decreased conduction velocity and prolonged distal latency in all nerves consistent with demyelinating disease...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040349/-effect-of-drugs-for-osteoporosis-on-cardiovascular-diseases-and-effect-of-cardio-vascular-drugs-on-osteoporosis
#15
Michel Laroche, Yannick Degboe, Hubert Blain, Véronique Breuil, Roland Chapurlat, Bernard Cortet, Bruno Sutter
Osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases are epidemiologically associated. Calcification phenomena of atherosclerotic plaque involve cytokines and growth factors also involved in bone remodeling. Drugs given for either of these two conditions could act on these mechanisms. Can osteoporosis drugs have an influence on the occurrence of cardiovascular events? Conversely, can the treatment of hypertension alter the course of osteoporosis? It is possible that administration of high doses of calcium (1g/day) in patients who already have important dietary intake can increase the risk of myocardial infarction...
December 28, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040283/combined-therapy-with-beta-blockers-and-ace-inhibitors-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-and-recurrence-of-takotsubo-stress-cardiomyopathy-a-meta-regression-study
#16
Natale Daniele Brunetti, Francesco Santoro, Luisa De Gennaro, Michele Correale, Antonio Gaglione, Matteo Di Biase, John E Madias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039238/effect-of-beta-blockers-on-perioperative-outcomes-in-vascular-and-endovascular-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
S Hajibandeh, S Hajibandeh, S A Antoniou, F Torella, G A Antoniou
BACKGROUND: To investigate the role of perioperative beta-blocker use in vascular and endovascular surgery. METHODS: We performed a systematic review in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement standards. The review protocol was registered with International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (registration number:CRD42016038111). We searched electronic databases to identify all randomized controlled trials and observational studies investigating outcomes of patients undergoing vascular and endovascular surgery with or without perioperative beta blockade...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035437/does-substitution-of-brand-name-medications-by-generics-differ-between-pharmacotherapeutic-classes-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-france
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Alicia Molinier, Aurore Palmaro, Vanessa Rousseau, Agnès Sommet, Robert Bourrel, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Haleh Bagheri
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure the rate of substitution failure to generic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) compared to two other pharmacotherapeutic classes (neuroleptics, beta-blockers). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study involving beneficiaries of the French health insurance system from January 2009 to November 2012. Substitution failure to generic drugs was estimated by the rate of switchback (i.e. from generic drug back to its branded drug). We selected the patients who had a dispensation of a branded AED for 60 days or more during the 90 days preceding the generic substitution...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032956/efficacy-and-safety-of-propranolol-for-epistaxis-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-hht-retrospective-then-prospective-study-in-a-total-of-21-patients
#19
A Contis, N Gensous, J F Viallard, C Goizet, C Léauté-Labrèze, P Duffau
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a genetic disorder of angiogenesis associated with disabling epistaxis. Propranolol, a beta-blocker, exerts anti-angiogenic properties. In the retrospective study, nine of ten HHT patients receiving propranolol significantly improved their Epistaxis Severity Score. In the prospective study, after three months of propranolol treatment, the median duration of epistaxis per month significantly decreased as did the number of epistaxis episodes per month in 11 HHT patients...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032851/is-perioperative-beta-blockade-effective-and-safe-in-patients-undergoing-noncardiac-surgery
#20
Andrés Armstrong, Gabriel Rada, Fernando Altermatt
Beta-blockade in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery has been widely recommended as a way to reduce cardiovascular adverse events during the perioperative period. However, studies have shown contradictory results. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening multiple databases, we identified 22 systematic reviews comprising 131 studies addressing the question of this article, including 112 randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings following the GRADE approach...
December 27, 2016: Medwave
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