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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035197/drug-induced-kidney-injury-a-large-case-series-from-the-berlin-case-control-surveillance-study%C3%A2
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Antonios Douros, Elisabeth Bronder, Andreas Klimpel, Christiane Erley, Edeltraut Garbe, Reinhold Kreutz
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced kidney injury (DIKI) may affect patients regardless of their baseline kidney function. Therefore, this study evaluated DIKI in patients with or without previous chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Potential DIKI cases were ascertained using the network of the Berlin Case-Control Surveillance Study in all 51 Berlin hospitals from April 2010 until December 2011. Via face-to-face interviews and medical chart reviews, information on all previous drug intake, comorbidities, and demographics was gathered...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034321/refractory-versus-resistant-hypertension-novel-distinctive-phenotypes
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Tanja Dudenbostel, Mohammed Siddiqui, Nitin Gharpure, David A Calhoun
Resistant hypertension (RHTN) is relatively common with an estimated prevalence of 10-20% of treated hypertensive patients. It is defined as blood pressure (BP) >140/90 mmHg treated with ≥3 antihypertensive medications, including a diuretic, if tolerated. Refractory hypertension is a novel phenotype of severe antihypertensive treatment failure. The proposed definition for refractory hypertension, i.e. BP >140/90 mmHg with use of ≥5 different antihypertensive medications, including a diuretic and a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) has been applied inconsistently...
September 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034255/perioperative-management-of-elderly-patients-with-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-contribution-of-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Rudolf Mörgeli, Kathrin Scholtz, Johannes Kurth, Sascha Treskatsch, Bruno Neuner, Susanne Koch, Lutz Kaufner, Claudia Spies
INTRODUCTION: Elderly patients suffering from gastrointestinal malignancies are particularly prone to perioperative complications. Elderly patients often present with reduced physiological reserves, and comorbidities can limit treatment options and promote complications. Surgeons and anesthesiologists must be aware of strategies required to deal with this vulnerable subgroup. METHODS: We provide a brief review of current and emerging perioperative strategies for the treatment of elderly patients with gastrointestinal malignancies and frequent comorbidities...
August 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032756/antidiabetic-drugs-as-antihypertensives-new-data-on-the-horizon
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Vassiliki Mamakou, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Niki Katsiki, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Konstantinos Tsioufis, Nikoalos Tentolouris
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) increases worldwide, forcing for more research in the area of the optimal diabetes management. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the commonest cause of death in individuals with T2DM. Besides hyperglycemia, an explanation for the increased mortality in this population is the increased prevalence of comorbidities, such as hypertension and dyslipidemia. Recent population-based studies described a prevalence of hypertension greater than 80% in patients with T2DM...
October 10, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032140/heart-failure-with-mid-range-borderline-ejection-fraction-clinical-implications-and-future-directions
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Jeffrey J Hsu, Boback Ziaeian, Gregg C Fonarow
Heart failure (HF) with borderline ejection fraction was first defined in 2013 in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines as the presence of the typical symptoms of HF and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of 41% to 49%. In 2016, the European Society of Cardiology specified HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) as LVEF of 40% to 49%. This range of LVEF is less well studied compared with HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
October 4, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031502/low-rates-of-gastrointestinal-and-non-gastrointestinal-complications-for-screening-or-surveillance-colonoscopies-in-a-population-based-study
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Wang Louise, Mannalithara Ajitha, Singh Gurkirpal, Ladabaum Uri
BACKGROUND: The full spectrum of serious non-gastrointestinal (non-GI) post-colonoscopy complications has not been well characterized. We analyzed rates of and factors associated with adverse post-colonoscopy GI and non-GI events (cardiovascular, pulmonary, or infectious) attributable to screening or surveillance colonoscopy (S-colo) and non-screening or non-surveillance colonoscopy (NS-colo). METHODS: We performed a population-based study of colonoscopy complications using databases from California hospital-owned and nonhospital-owned ambulatory facilities, emergency departments, and hospitals from January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2011...
October 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031358/hyperkalemia-and-hypokalemia-in-ckd-prevalence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcomes
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Sarah Gilligan, Kalani L Raphael
Abnormalities of serum potassium are common in patients with CKD. Although hyperkalemia is a well-recognized complication of CKD, the prevalence rates of hyperkalemia (14%-20%) and hypokalemia (12%-18%) are similar. CKD severity, use of medications such as renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and diuretics, and dietary potassium intake are major determinants of serum potassium concentration in CKD. Demographic factors, acid-base status, blood glucose, and other comorbidities contribute as well. Both hyperkalemia and hypokalemia are associated with similarly increased risks of death, cardiovascular disease, and hospitalization...
September 2017: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029889/brachytherapy-for-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-androgen-deprivation-and-the-risk-of%C3%A2-death
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Tom Pickles, Scott Tyldesley, Jeremy Hamm, Sean A Virani, W James Morris, Mira Keyes
PURPOSE: To determine whether the use of 6 months' adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) combined with brachytherapy for intermediate-risk (IR) and low-risk (LR) prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from men treated in the British Columbia Cancer Agency brachytherapy program from 1998 to 2012. Men were categorized by risk group and ADT use...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029001/comparative-study-of-bicuspid-vs-tricuspid-aortic-valve-stenosis
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Geoffrey D Huntley, Jeremy J Thaden, Said Alsidawi, Hector I Michelena, Joseph J Maleszewski, William D Edwards, Christopher G Scott, Sorin V Pislaru, Patricia A Pellikka, Kevin L Greason, Naser M Ammash, Joseph F Malouf, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Vuyisile T Nkomo
Aims: To examine differences and similarities in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis occurring during the same age and whether any differences impact outcomes following aortic valve replacement (AVR). Methods and results: An age-matched cohort of 198 BAV stenosis and 198 TAV stenosis patients was identified from 888 consecutive patients undergoing AVR for severe AS. Mean age 68 ± 6 years; 68% male. Patients with BAV were less likely to have multiple comorbidities, as measured by the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) >2 (3 vs...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027993/current-pharmacotherapy-for-obesity
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Gitanjali Srivastava, Caroline M Apovian
More than one-third of adults in the USA have obesity, which causes, exacerbates or adversely impacts numerous medical comorbidities, including diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Despite intensive lifestyle modifications, the disease severity warrants further aggressive intervention, including pharmacotherapy, medical devices and bariatric surgery. Noninvasive anti-obesity drugs have thus now resurfaced as targeted adjunctive therapeutic approaches to intensive lifestyle intervention, bridging the gap between lifestyle and bariatric surgery...
October 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027072/outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-nephrology-ward
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Ana R Fernandes, Márcio S R Viegas, Elsa Q Soares, Sofia S Coelho, Patricia Valério, José C Barreto, José M Vinhas
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a global problem which predicts immediate and long-term adverse outcomes. We evaluated the AKI progression to end-stage renal disease, as well as the mortality associated with AKI and the in-hospital readmission rate because of a cardiovascular event in AKI patients admitted in a nephrology ward. A 5-year retrospective study was set in a nephrology department, with a follow-up period of up to 8 years. In a total of 191 patients, mean age was 73.83 ± 12.49 years, and 137 (71...
October 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026929/the-outcome-of-proximal-fifth-metatarsal-fractures-redefining-treatment-strategies
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P Monteban, J van den Berg, J van Hees, S Nijs, H Hoekstra
BACKGROUND: To optimize the treatment strategy and reduce treatment costs of proximal fifth metatarsal fractures, clinical and patient-reported outcome, and its determinants were addressed. METHODS: A retrospective adult cohort study including 152 proximal fifth metatarsal fractures: 121 nonoperatively and 31 operatively treated. In the operative group, 21 were zone 1 and 10 zone 2 fractures. Median follow-up was 37.5 (IQR 20.8-52.3) months with a minimal follow-up of 6 months...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026833/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-older-adults-in-china
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REVIEW
Jian Yong, Dong Lin, Xue-Rui Tan
Over the past two decades, the percentage of Chinese who is 60 years or older has increased from 5.2% in 1995 to 10.5% in 2015. Approximately 16% of the population in China was 60 years old and above in 2015. Since 1990, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in China. Cardiovascular medications of older adults are usually more complicated than younger age groups due to polypharmacy, the presence of comorbidities and more susceptible to treatment-related adverse outcomes. Therefore, effective primary prevention of CVD for older adults is important in sustaining the health of older adults and reducing the burden of the healthcare system...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025749/late-onset-postcapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-in-patients-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-and-mustard-or-senning-baffles
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Marie-A Chaix, Annie Dore, Lise-Andrée Mercier, François-Pierre Mongeon, François Marcotte, Réda Ibrahim, Anita W Asgar, Azadeh Shohoudi, Fabien Labombarda, Blandine Mondésert, Nancy Poirier, Paul Khairy
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding late-onset pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 140 adults with transposition of the great arteries and atrial switch surgery, age 37.3±7.8, 37.1% female, in order to assess the prevalence and characteristics of late-onset PH and explore associated factors. Patients were followed for a median of 32...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024553/obesity-risk-factors-complications-and-strategies-for-sustainable-long-term-weight-management
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Sharon M Fruh
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aims of this article are to review the effects of obesity on health and well-being and the evidence indicating they can be ameliorated by weight loss, and consider weight-management strategies that may help patients achieve and maintain weight loss. METHODS: Narrative review based on literature searches of PubMed up to May 2016 with no date limits imposed. Search included terms such as "obesity," "overweight," "weight loss," "comorbidity," "diabetes," cardiovascular," "cancer," "depression," "management," and "intervention...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024491/surgical-morbidity-and-mortality-in-patients-after-microvascular-reconstruction-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Young-Hoon Joo, Kwang-Jae Cho, Jun-Ook Park, Sang-Yeon Kim, Min-Sik Kim
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the importance of clinical factors in the prediction of postoperative complications in patients with microvascular reconstruction for head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). DESIGN: A retrospective review of case notes was performed. SETTING: Patients treated at a single institute. PARTICIPANTS: The present study included 259 patients with HNSCC treated with radical surgery and microvascular reconstruction between 1993 and 2014...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024109/long-term-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-dose-response-relationship-and-associated-risk-of-ischemic-stroke-and-myocardial-infarction
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Thomas S G Sehested, Thomas A Gerds, Emil L Fosbøl, Peter W Hansen, Mette G Charlot, Nicholas Carlson, Mark A Hlatky, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason
BACKGROUND: Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been associated with cardiovascular disease among patients not on antiplatelet therapy. The associations of PPI use, duration and dose, with risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are poorly understood. METHODS: All Danish individuals with no prior history of MI or stroke, who had an elective upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed between 1997 and 2012, were identified from nationwide registries...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020402/women-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-have-worse-survival
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Jeffrey B Geske, Kevin C Ong, Konstantinos C Siontis, Virginia B Hebl, Michael J Ackerman, David O Hodge, Virginia M Miller, Rick A Nishimura, Jae K Oh, Hartzell V Schaff, Bernard J Gersh, Steve R Ommen
Aims: Sex differences in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) remain unclear. We sought to characterize sex differences in a large HCM referral centre population. Methods and results: Three thousand six hundred and seventy-three adult patients with HCM underwent evaluation between January 1975 and September 2012 with 1661 (45.2%) female. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were assessed via log-rank test. Cox proportional hazard regression analyses evaluated the relation of sex with survival...
September 8, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017514/impact-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-on-in-hospital-mortality-after-major-cardiovascular-events-in-spain-2002-2014
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José M de Miguel-Yanes, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Méndez-Bailón, Javier de Miguel-Díez, Ana Lopez-de-Andrés
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus has long been associated with cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, the higher burden of traditional cardiovascular risk factors reported in high-income countries is offset by a more widespread use of preventive measures and revascularization or other invasive procedures. The aim of this investigation is to describe trends in number of cases and outcomes, in-hospital mortality (IHM) and length of hospital stay (LHS), of hospital admissions for major cardiovascular events between type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and matched non-diabetes patients...
October 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994036/comparison-of-4-different-strategies-of-dapt-after-pci-in-acs-real-world-population-from-a-northern-italy-registry
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Marta Rasia, Emilia Solinas, Massimiliano Marino, Paolo Guastaroba, Alberto Menozzi, Maria Alberta Cattabiani, Iacopo Tadonio, Rossana De Palma, Luigi Vignali
Aim of the study was to compare four different strategies of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) treated with PCI. DAPT with Clopidogrel, Ticagrelor and Prasugrel has proved to be effective in patients with ACS treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by reducing major adverse cardiovascular outcomes (MACE). However, the effect of the different strategies in a real-world population deserves further verification. A retrospective analysis of 2404 discharged ACS patients treated with PCI was performed, with a median follow-up of 1 year...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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