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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240772/monitoring-of-arrhythmia-and-sudden-death-in-a-hemodialysis-population-the-crash-ilr-study
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Paul R Roberts, Donah Zachariah, John M Morgan, Arthur M Yue, Elizabeth F Greenwood, Patrick C Phillips, Philip A Kalra, Darren Green, Robert J Lewis, Paul R Kalra
INTRODUCTION: It has been suggested that sudden cardiac death (SCD) contributes around 50% of cardiovascular and 27% of all-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients. The true burden of arrhythmias and arrhythmic deaths in this population, however, remains poorly characterised. Cardio Renal Arrhythmia Study in Hemodialysis (CRASH-ILR) is a prospective, implantable loop recorder single centre study of 30 established hemodialysis patients and one of the first to provide long-term ambulatory ECG monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239999/care-management-to-reduce-disparities-and-control-hypertension-in-primary-care-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Jonathan C Hong, William V Padula, Ilene L Hollin, Tanvir Hussain, Katherine B Dietz, Jennifer P Halbert, Jill A Marsteller, Lisa A Cooper
BACKGROUND: Project ReD CHiP (reducing disparities and controlling hypertension in primary care) care management was a clinic-based intervention that aimed to improve blood pressure control through improved care coordination and provide self-management support to patients from racially and socioeconomically. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of ReD CHiP care management versus standard care to treat hypertension in diverse communities. RESEARCH DESIGN: Microsimulation model from a health care sector perspective over 15 years...
December 12, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238437/persistent-primary-aldosteronism-despite-iatrogenic-adrenal-hemorrhage-after-adrenal-vein-sampling
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Keisuke Okamura, Tetsu Okuda, Kazuyuki Shirai, Ichiro Abe, Kunihisa Kobayashi, Tatsu Ishii, Seiji Haraoka, Hidenori Urata
Before surgery for primary aldosteronism (PA), localization is evaluated with adrenal vein sampling (AVS). A 56-year-old Japanese woman had a right adrenal mass, hypokalemia, and a high aldosterone/renin ratio. Stress tests confirmed the diagnosis of PA. Subsequently, preoperative AVS was performed and right adrenal hemorrhage (AH) occurred unexpectedly. Because hypertension persisted, laparoscopic right adrenalectomy was performed. Postoperatively, the blood pressure was normalized. Pathological examination revealed an adrenal cortical adenoma largely unaffected by necrosis and hemorrhage...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238435/primary-aldosteronism-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-requires-more-antihypertensive-drugs-for-blood-pressure-control-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Kennosuke Ohashi, Takeshi Hayashi, Yui Watanabe, Koichiro Hara, Rikako Ukichi, Hiroshi Asano, Hirofumi Suzuki, Kenji Yamashiro, Katsuyoshi Tojo, Masaya Sakamoto, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) and primary aldosteronism (PA) have been reported to induce drug-resistant hypertension and atherosclerosis. It is likely that blood pressure (BP) control becomes far more difficult in PA patients with DM. However, precise clinical characteristics of PA with type 2 DM especially in the aspect of BP control are not clear. Methods: The study included 18 patients who were diagnosed as PA with DM and 52 PA patients without DM who matched age and sex and chosen as a control group...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237919/efficacy-and-safety-of-bevacizumab-in-elderly-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis
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Xiuxing Chen, Yanfeng Chen, Xiuyu Cai, Dongsheng Zhang, Lei Fan, Huijuan Qiu, Bei Zhang, Guifang Guo
AIMS: Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy (CT) has been the standard treatment for advanced colorectal cancer (ACRC) in the last decade. However, whether geriatric patients treated with this combination achieved more benefits or suffered severer toxicities than CT alone remained controversial. This meta-analysis was aimed to provide more convincing evidence. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Randomized control trials (RCTs) and retrospective comparative studies on the comparison between bevacizumab plus CT and CT for geriatric ACRC patients were retrieved in PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Ovid until June 2016...
2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237382/renin-activity-and-aldosterone-assay-among-nigerians-with-hypertension-and-normotension-an-insight-into-normative-values-and-clinical-correlates
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Adeseye Abiodun Akintunde, Afolabi Salawu, Boluwatife Adeniyi
OBJECTIVES: Plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone tend to differ between Blacks and Caucasians and studies are very scarce among Africans. We therefore aimed to determine the normative value of plasma renin activity and serum aldosterone among school teachers in Nigeria with normal blood pressure compared with their hypertensive counterparts and relevant clinical/demographic associations. METHODS: Plasma renin activity and serum aldosterone were measured using the kits provided by Diagnostic Biochem, Canada among randomly selected school teachers recruited as part of a study to assess their total cardiovascular risks...
December 13, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237095/pharmacist-physician-collaborative-care-model-and-time-to-goal-blood-pressure-in-the-uninsured-population
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Dave L Dixon, Evan M Sisson, Eric D Parod, Benjamin W Van Tassell, Pramit A Nadpara, Daniel Carl, Alan W Dow
Pharmacist-physician collaborative practice models (PPCPMs) improve blood pressure (BP) control, but their effect on time to goal BP is unknown. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the impact of a PPCPM on time to goal BP compared with usual care using data from existing medical records in uninsured patients with hypertension. The primary outcome was time from the initial visit to the first follow-up visit with a BP <140/90 mm Hg. The study included 377 patients (259 = PPCPM; 118 = usual care)...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235365/a-phase-iii-open-label-multicenter-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-long-term-triple-combination-therapy-with-azilsartan-amlodipine-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension
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Hiromi Rakugi, Kohei Shimizu, Yuya Nishiyama, Yuhei Sano, Yuusuke Umeda
PURPOSE: Patients with essential hypertension who are receiving treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker and a calcium channel blocker often develop inadequate blood pressure (BP) control and require the addition of a diuretic. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of a triple combination therapy with 20 mg azilsartan (AZL), 5 mg amlodipine (AML) and 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The phase III, open-label, multicenter study (NCT02277691) comprised a 4-week run-in period and 52-week treatment period...
December 13, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234393/reduced-mlh3-expression-in-the-syndrome-of-gan-shen-yin-deficiency-in-patients-with-different-diseases
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Juan Du, Maofeng Zhong, Dong Liu, Shufang Liang, Xiaolin Liu, Binbin Cheng, Yani Zhang, Zifei Yin, Yuan Wang, Changquan Ling
Traditional Chinese medicine formulates treatment according to body constitution (BC) differentiation. Different constitutions have specific metabolic characteristics and different susceptibility to certain diseases. This study aimed to assess the characteristic genes of gan-shen Yin deficiency constitution in different diseases. Fifty primary liver cancer (PLC) patients, 94 hypertension (HBP) patients, and 100 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients were enrolled and classified into gan-shen Yin deficiency group and non-gan-shen Yin deficiency group according to the body constitution questionnaire to assess the clinical manifestation of patients...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233806/mobile-health-technology-mdiab-for-the-prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shruti Muralidharan, Viswanathan Mohan, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Sidhant Jena, Nikhil Tandon, Steven Allender, Harish Ranjani
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in epidemic proportions in low- and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need for novel methods to tackle the increasing incidence of diabetes. The ubiquity of mobile phone use and access to Internet makes mobile health (mHealth) technology a viable tool to prevent and manage diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this randomized controlled trial is to implement and evaluate the feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of a reality television-based lifestyle intervention program...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232365/monitoring-compliance-with-standards-of-care-for-chronic-diseases-using-healthcare-administrative-databases-in-italy-strengths-and-limitations
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Rosa Gini, Martijn J Schuemie, Alessandro Pasqua, Emanuele Carlini, Francesco Profili, Iacopo Cricelli, Patrizio Dazzi, Valentina Barletta, Paolo Francesconi, Francesco Lapi, Andrea Donatini, Giulia Dal Co, Modesta Visca, Mariadonata Bellentani, Miriam Sturkenboom, Niek Klazinga
BACKGROUND: A recent comprehensive report on healthcare quality in Italy published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommended that regular monitoring of quality of primary care by means of compliance with standards of care for chronic diseases is performed. A previous ecological study demonstrated that compliance with standards of care could be reliably estimated on regional level using administrative databases. This study compares estimates based on administrative data with estimates based on GP records for the same persons, to understand whether ecological fallacy played a role in the results of the previous study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232215/pulmonary-tumor-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Josh Curtis Hutchinson, James W Fulcher, Jeff Hanna, Michael E Ward
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a rare rapidly progressive fatal disease that is difficult to diagnosis antemortem. Activation of the coagulation cascade and fibrocellular intimal thickening caused by embolism of tumor cells into pulmonary vasculature leads to extensive pulmonary hypertension and eventually death. We describe a case of PTTM with association of a presumed lung adenocarcinoma primary. Although rare in nature, PTTM should be a considered diagnosis with chronic dyspnea of unknown origin, severe pulmonary hypertension coupled with right-side heart failure, in the absence of pulmonary embolism...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231837/the-primary-health-care-system-in-china
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REVIEW
Xi Li, Jiapeng Lu, Shuang Hu, K K Cheng, Jan De Maeseneer, Qingyue Meng, Elias Mossialos, Dong Roman Xu, Winnie Yip, Hongzhao Zhang, Harlan M Krumholz, Lixin Jiang, Shengshou Hu
China has made remarkable progress in strengthening its primary health-care system. Nevertheless, the system still faces challenges in structural characteristics, incentives and policies, and quality of care, all of which diminish its preparedness to care for a fifth of the world's population, which is ageing and which has a growing prevalence of chronic non-communicable disease. These challenges include inadequate education and qualifications of its workforce, ageing and turnover of village doctors, fragmented health information technology systems, a paucity of digital data on everyday clinical practice, financial subsidies and incentives that do not encourage cost savings and good performance, insurance policies that hamper the efficiency of care delivery, an insufficient quality measurement and improvement system, and poor performance in the control of risk factors (such as hypertension and diabetes)...
December 9, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230597/presence-of-post-systolic-shortening-is-an-independent-predictor-of-heart-failure-in-patients-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Philip Brainin, Sune Haahr-Pedersen, Morten Sengeløv, Flemming Javier Olsen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Following an ischemic event post systolic shortening (PSS) may occur. We investigated the association between PSS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and occurrence of cardiovascular events at follow-up. A total of 373 patients admitted with STEMI and treated with pPCI were prospectively included in the study cohort. All patients were examined by echocardiography a median of 2 days after admission (interquartile range, 1-3 days)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230542/secondary-intracranial-hypertension-pseudotumor-cerebri-presenting-as-post-traumatic-headache-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-series
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Tonia Sabo, Charlene Supnet, Sushmita Purkayastha
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema peaks 36-72 h after moderate traumatic brain injury but thought to be uncommon after mild traumatic brain injury. Post-traumatic headache can develop 48-72 h post-injury, perhaps reflecting the developing cerebral edema. Pseudotumor cerebri can result from various causes, including cerebral edema, and is characterized by increased intracranial pressure, headache, visual, and other common symptoms. Our objective was to report a phenotypically identifiable post-traumatic headache subtype...
December 11, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230004/prognostic-impact-of-baseline-urinary-albumin-excretion-rate-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Paula Moreira da Costa, Arthur Fernandes Cortez, Fabio de Souza, Gabriel de Souza Mares, Bruno Dussoni Moreira Dos Santos, Elizabeth Silaid Muxfeldt
Moderately increased albuminuria, defined as urinary albumin excretion rate (UAER) between 30 and 300-mg/24-h is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor, especially in diabetic and hypertensive patients. This study aim to analyze the prognostic value of baseline UAER in a still understudied group, patients with resistant hypertension (RHT). This is a prospective observational study, which had enrolled 1048 outpatients with RHT, who were submitted to a clinical-laboratory assessment and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) during the follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229649/isolated-tricuspid-regurgitation-outcomes-and-therapeutic-interventions
#17
REVIEW
Erin A Fender, Chad J Zack, Rick A Nishimura
Isolated tricuspid regurgitation (TR) can be caused by primary valvular abnormalities such as flail leaflet or secondary annular dilation as is seen in atrial fibrillation, pulmonary hypertension and left heart disease. There is an increasing recognition of a subgroup of patients with isolated TR in the absence of other associated cardiac abnormalities. Left untreated isolated TR significantly worsens survival. Stand-alone surgery for isolated TR is rarely performed due to an average operative mortality of 8%-10% and a paucity of data demonstrating improved survival...
December 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229339/hemangioblastomas-of-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-in-adults-demographics-clinical-morphological-pathological-surgical-features-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#18
Marin Kuharic, Dragan Jankovic, Bruno Splavski, Frederick A Boop, Kenan I Arnautovic
BACKGROUND: Posterior cranial fossa (PCF) hemangioblastomas are benign, highly vascularized, and well-differentiated tumors with well-described histopathologic features. Although relatively rare, this tumor is the most prevalent primary tumor of the cerebellum in adults. OBJECTIVE: Since the demographics of patients with such a tumor-as well as the clinical, morphological, pathological, surgical features, and outcomes-are not fully understood, we systematized characteristic patient and tumor features...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228345/mechanisms-and-mediators-of-hypertension-induced-by-erythropoietin-and-related-molecules
#19
Rajiv Agarwal
Hypertension is a common but frequently overlooked adverse effect of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy. Underreporting of hypertension with EPO is likely due to either more aggressively managing hypertension through the prescription of antihypertensive drugs or closer attention to dry weight. The purpose and focus of this review is to critically evaluate the mechanisms of EPO-induced hypertension. Preclinical data are considered first, followed by clinical data where available. Mediated by a variety of molecules, there is an imbalance in the vascular tone favoring net vasoconstriction that mediates EPO-induced hypertension...
December 8, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228101/spironolactone-and-resistant-hypertension-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#20
P Rossignol, B Claggett, J Liu, O Vardeny, B Pitt, F Zannad, S Solomon
Background: Recent evidence suggests that the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist spironolactone should be the preferred fourth line antihypertensive treatment in resistant hypertension (RHTN). Whether spironolactone improves blood pressure (BP) control in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and RHTN is unknown. Methods: We identified patients with RHTN, defined as baseline systolic blood pressure (SBP) between 140 and 160 mmHg on 3 or more medications, in the Americas cohort of the TOPCAT trial, in which patients with HFpEF were randomized to spironolactone vs...
December 7, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
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