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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911310/how-to-treat-patients-with-essential-hypertension-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
#1
Salvatore Santo Signorelli
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension (AH) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) frequently coincide. While significant attention is paid to AH, PAD is often underestimated. It is known that both AH and PAD present high cardiovascular risks for ischemic events. To date, the use of the most common anti-hypertensive drugs in PAD patients is still under debate. METHODS: Data from studies of large populations and minor cohorts of patients show AH and PAD together or PAD alone...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895369/the-role-of-intravascular-ultrasound-in-lower-limb-revascularization-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#2
Gregory C Makris, Pavlina Chrysafi, Mark Little, Rafiuddin Patel, Mark Bratby, Andrew Wigham, Susan Anthony, Raman Uberoi
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review is to explore the safety and effectiveness of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) during lower limb endovascular interventions in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: A systematic review of the PubMed and Scopus databases was performed according to PRISMA guidelines. Clinical studies evaluating IVUS as an adjunct to angiography during revascularization procedures in patients with PAD were included. RESULTS: Thirteen studies were identified, with a total number of 2,258 patients having had IVUS for PAD intervention...
September 11, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887241/non-invasive-peripheral-artery-disease-screening-tools-a-deficient-knowledge-among-french-vascular-residents-from-four-medical-schools
#3
O Stivalet, L Omarjee, S Chaudru, C Hoffmann, L Bressollette, K P Cohoon, V Jaquinandi, G Mahe
BACKGROUND: Ankle-brachial index (ABI) at rest, Post-exercise ABI and Toe-Brachial Index (TBI) are essential diagnostic tools recommended for peripheral artery disease (PAD) diagnosis. Our study investigates the level of knowledge on these three tests among vascular medicine residents from four French medical schools in France. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included nineteen vascular medicine residents in a cross-sectional study. During an annual obligatory seminar, all residents accepted to fill three questionnaires concerning knowledge about these three tests...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834167/feasibility-and-safety-of-focal-irreversible-electroporation-as-salvage-treatment-for-localized-radio-recurrent-prostate-cancer
#4
Matthijs J Scheltema, Willemien van den Bos, Amila R Siriwardana, Anton M F Kalsbeek, James E Thompson, Francis Ting, Maret Böhm, Anne-Maree Haynes, Ron Shnier, Warick Delprado, Phillip D Stricker
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, early quality of life (QoL) and oncological outcomes of salvage focal irreversible electroporation (IRE) for radio-recurrent prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with localized, radio-recurrent PCa without evidence of metastatic or nodal disease were offered focal IRE following the consensus guidelines. Patients with a minimum follow-up of 6 months were eligible for analysis. Adverse events were monitored using the NCI Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE version 4...
August 21, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827131/community-socioeconomic-status-and-public-access-defibrillators-a-multilevel-analysis
#5
Sun Young Lee, Young Kyung Do, Sang Do Shin, Yong Joo Park, Young Sun Ro, Eui Jung Lee, Kyoung Won Lee, Yu Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Although current guidelines recommend that distribution of public-access defibrillators (PADs) should take into account area-level risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), community socioeconomic status (SES) can unduly influence policy implementation in positioning PADs. Using recent, complete data from Seoul Metropolitan City, Korea, this study aims to examine whether community SES is associated with distribution of PADs, in terms of per capita count and risk-grid coverage...
August 18, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822512/implications-of-the-2013-acc-aha-cholesterol-guidelines-on-contemporary-clinical-practice-for-patients-with-atherosclerotic-coronary-and-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Prasad Gunasekaran, Vinodh Jeevanantham, Suresh Sharma, Rashmi Thapa, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND: Cholesterol management guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA-2013) recommend fixed statin dosing (dose depends on age ≤ or >75years) compared to the earlier adult treatment panel III (ATPIII) guidelines which recommended specific low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) targets. Clinical implications of this recommendation are not known. METHODS: We retrospectively compared cholesterol levels and statin utilization across cohorts with coronary artery disease (CAD) (n=9563), peripheral arterial disease (PAD) (n=596) and CAD+PAD (n=975) by applying both guidelines...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815100/surveillance-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-cases-using-natural-language-processing-of-clinical-notes
#7
Naveed Afzal, Sunghwan Sohn, Christopher G Scott, Hongfang Liu, Iftikhar J Kullo, Adelaide M Arruda-Olson
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide and yet remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Early detection is important, because PAD is strongly associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. In this study, we built a PAD surveillance system using natural language processing (NLP) for early detection of PAD from narrative clinical notes. Our NLP algorithm had excellent positive predictive value (0.93) and identified 41% of PAD cases before the initial ankle-brachial index (ABI) test date while in 12% of cases the NLP algorithm detected PAD on the same date as the ABI (the gold standard for comparison)...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765738/baseline-characteristics-of-a-retrospective-patient-cohort-in-the-korean-vascular-intervention-society-endovascular-therapy-in-lower-limb-artery-diseases-k-vis-ella-registry
#8
Young-Guk Ko, Chul-Min Ahn, Pil-Ki Min, Jae-Hwan Lee, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Cheol Woong Yu, Seung Whan Lee, Sang-Rok Lee, Seung Hyuk Choi, Yoon Seok Koh, In-Ho Chae, Donghoon Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Korean Vascular Intervention Society Endovascular Therapy in Lower Limb Artery Diseases (K-VIS ELLA) Registry is a multicenter observational study with retrospective and prospective cohorts of patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing endovascular treatment. In this study, we report the baseline characteristics of this retrospective cohort. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the present study we analyzed datasets of 3073 patients with 3972 target limbs from a retrospective cohort treated with endovascular therapy in 31 Korean hospitals...
July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756079/-exercise-testing-new-guidelines
#9
Dany Michel Marcadet
The GERS (Exercise Rehabilitation and Sports Group of the French Society of Cardiology) has decided to update current guidelines regarding the practice of EKG stress tests. Since the last update dates from 1997, the GERS judged it necessary to integrate data from new works and advancements made in the last 20 years. Good clinical practices and safety conditions are better defined regarding the structure, location, material, staff competency, as well as convention with hospital structures. The diagnosis of coronary artery disease remains the principal indication for a stress test...
July 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688873/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-a-review-of-the-potential-mechanisms-of-action
#10
REVIEW
Ali Raza, Amy Harwood, Joshua Totty, George Smith, Ian Chetter
BACKGROUND: Lower limb peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects 20% of population over 65 years. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has recently emerged as a novel, safe, and effective treatment option. This review aims to assess the mechanism of action by which ESWT improves symptoms in patients with PAD. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched in line with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Any article investigating the mechanism of action of ESWT in PAD was considered for inclusion...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687709/the-effects-of-public-access-defibrillation-on-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#11
Josefine Bækgaard, Søren Viereck, Thea Møller, Annette Ersbøll, Freddy Lippert, Fredrik Folke
Background -Despite recent advances, the average survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains below 10%. Early defibrillation by an automated external defibrillator (AED) is the most important intervention for OHCA patients, showing survival proportions above 50%. Accordingly, placement of AEDs in the community as part of a public access defibrillation program (PAD) is recommended by international guidelines. However, different strategies have been proposed on how exactly to increase and make use of public available AEDs...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622352/volunteer-trials-of-a-novel-improvised-dry-decontamination-protocol-for-use-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Richard Amlôt, Holly Carter, Lorna Riddle, Joanne Larner, Robert P Chilcott
Previous studies have demonstrated that rapid evacuation, disrobing and emergency decontamination can enhance the ability of emergency services and acute hospitals to effectively manage chemically-contaminated casualties. The purpose of this human volunteer study was to further optimise such an "Initial Operational Response" by (1) identifying an appropriate method for performing improvised skin decontamination and (2) providing guidance for use by first responders and casualties. The study was performed using two readily available, absorbent materials (paper towels and incontinence pads)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529410/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
#13
A E Harwood, J P Totty, E Broadbent, G E Smith, I C Chetter
BACKGROUND: Intermittent claudication (IC) is a common condition that causes pain in the lower limbs when walking and has been shown to severely impact the quality of life (QoL) of patients. The QoL is therefore often regarded as an important measure in clinical trials investigating intermittent claudication. To date, no consensus exits on the type of life questionnaire to be used. This review aims to examine the QoL questionnaires used in trials investigating peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
2017: Gefässchirurgie: Zeitschrift Für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
#14
Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483330/a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-impact-of-the-retzius-sparing-approach-on-early-urinary-continence-recovery-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
#15
Deepansh Dalela, Wooju Jeong, Madhu-Ashni Prasad, Akshay Sood, Firas Abdollah, Mireya Diaz, Patrick Karabon, Jesse Sammon, Marcus Jamil, Brad Baize, Andrea Simone, Mani Menon
BACKGROUND: Retzius-sparing (posterior) robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) may expedite postoperative urinary continence recovery. OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term (≤3 mo) urinary continence (UC), urinary function (UF), and UF-related bother outcomes of posterior RARP compared with standard anterior approach RARP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 120 patients aged 40-75 yr with low-intermediate-risk prostate cancer (per the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines) underwent primary RARP at a tertiary care institution...
May 6, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473134/underuse-of-prevention-and-lifestyle%C3%A2-counseling-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#16
Jeffrey S Berger, Joseph A Ladapo
BACKGROUND: Little is known about patterns of medication use and lifestyle counseling in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the United States. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to evaluate trends in both medical therapy and lifestyle counseling for PAD patients in the United States from 2005 through 2012. METHODS: Data from 1,982 outpatient visits among patients with PAD were obtained from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, a nationally representative assessment of office-based and hospital outpatient department practice...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471154/stent-based-revascularization-for-complex-lesions-in-pad
#17
REVIEW
Jason d'SOUZA, Jay Giri, Taisei Kobayashi
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) burdens a significant number of adult Americans and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The Transatlantic Inter-Society Consensus II (TASC II) guidelines standardize the degree of disease burden in individual vessel segments by assigning grades correlating to the complexity of lesion intervention. We sought data regarding endovascular approaches to lower extremity PAD in TASC C/D lesions in patients with claudication. Published data in these patients have demonstrated success in terms of procedural success, quality of life metrics, and intermediate to long-term primary patency rates...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375992/pain-agitation-and-delirium-guidelines-interprofessional-perspectives-to-translate-the-evidence
#18
Juliane Jablonski, Jaime Gray, Todd Miano, Gretchen Redline, Heather Teufel, Tara Collins, Jose Pascual-Lopez, Martha Sylvia, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Societal guidelines exist for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in critically ill patients. This contemporary practice aims for a more awake and interactive patient. Institutions are challenged to translate the interrelated multivariable concepts of PAD into daily clinical practice and to demonstrate improvement in quality outcomes. An interdisciplinary goal-directed approach shows outcomes in high-acuity surgical critical care during the early stages of implementation...
May 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317478/homocysteine-and-non-cardiac-vascular-disease
#19
Niki Katsiki, Pablo Perez-Martinez, Dimitri P Mikhailidis
Elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels are predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hyperhomocysteinemia has also been associated with total and CVD mortality. However, whether Hcy is just a marker or plays a causal role in CVD remains to be elucidated. In this narrative review, we discuss the associations between Hcy and non-cardiac vascular diseases, namely stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery disease, chronic kidney disease (CKD), atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and erectile dysfunction (ED)...
March 17, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259482/accuracy-of-postresuscitation-team-debriefings-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#20
Paul C Mullan, Niall H Cochrane, James M Chamberlain, Randall S Burd, Fawn D Brown, Lauren E Zinns, Kristen M Crandall, Karen J O'Connell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Guideline committees recommend postresuscitation debriefings to improve performance. "Hot" postresuscitation debriefings occur immediately after the event and rely on team recall. We assessed the ability of resuscitation teams to recall their performance in team-based, hot debriefings in a pediatric emergency department (ED), using video review as the criterion standard. We hypothesized that debriefing accuracy will improve during the course of the study. METHODS: Resuscitation physician and nurse leaders cofacilitated debriefings after ED resuscitations involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or intubation...
September 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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