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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525445/priorities-and-preferences-for-weight-management-and-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-primary-care
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Lynne S Nemeth, LaShanta J Rice, Maryellen Potts, Cathy Melvin, Melanie Jefferson, Chanita Hughes-Halbert
Implementing behavioral interventions for cardiovascular risk reduction and weight management is challenging in primary care. Primary care patients and providers were recruited for qualitative interviews to identify priorities and preferences for addressing weight management. Thematic analysis was used to identify relevant resources, barriers to lifestyle modification, health behavior change, and implementation of weight management strategies into care. Patients and providers prioritized increasing physical activity and healthy diets when managing chronic disease; and reported decreased patient motivation, knowledge, and limited organizational capacity and time among providers to deliver intensive interventions...
July 2017: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524035/-comparison-of-risk-of-death-between-older-and-non-older-critical-patients-in-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-consecutive-3-years
#2
Yeting Zhou, Daoming Tong, Shaodan Wang, Liansong Liu, Song Ye, Benwen Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death between older and non-older critical patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Shuyang People's Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The critical patients who aged 15 or above, and admitted to ICU of Shuyang People's Hospital from January 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled, and all the data was collected from the registration and electronic medical records in the ICU. The prevalence and causes of death in ICU critical patients during the study period were observed...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514784/effects-of-intensive-statin-therapy-on-left-ventricular-function-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-and-abnormal-glucose-tolerance
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Søren Auscher, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Jacob Eifer Møller, Kristina Hoeg Vinther, Jess Lambrechtsen, Kenneth Egstrup
OBJECTIVES: Abnormal glucose tolerance in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with greater mortality and adverse cardiovascular effects. As statins possess a range of beneficial pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system, we sought to assess the cardioprotective effects of statins on left ventricular function in patients with AMI in relation to glycometabolic state. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized trial, 140 patients with AMI were randomized to intensive statin therapy receiving statin loading with 80 mg of rosuvastatin followed by 40 mg daily or standard statin therapy...
May 18, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509727/lower-dementia-risk-with-different-classes-of-antihypertensive-medication-in-older-patients
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Tessa van Middelaar, Lonneke A van Vught, Eric P Moll van Charante, Lisa S M Eurelings, Suzanne A Ligthart, Jan W van Dalen, Bert Jan H van den Born, Edo Richard, Pim W A van Gool
OBJECTIVE: Use of antihypertensive medication (AHM) is potentially associated with a reduced risk of dementia. Both calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are suggested to have a more pronounced protective effect. We aimed to study the association between different classes of AHM and dementia in older people. METHODS: A subgroup of community-dwelling older people using AHM included in the 'Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care' randomized controlled trial was studied...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508856/microvascular-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-are-associated-with-plaque-score-in-the-carotid-arteries
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Wojciech Bartman, Katarzyna Nabrdalik, Hanna Kwiendacz, Tomasz Sawczyn, Andrzej Tomasik, Krystyna Pierzchała, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Władysław Grzeszczak, Janusz Gumprecht
INTRODUCTION    The "common soil" hypothesis suggests that diabetic micro- and macroangiopathy arise from a similar pathophysiological has been once proposed. It is well documented that carotid artery atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with cardiovascular complications; however, whether microvascular complications are similarly related remains unclear. OBJECTIVES    We aimed to explore whether plaque score or common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) is associated with the macroangiopathic or microangiopathic complications of T2DM...
May 16, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504565/early-intensive-statin-treatment-reduces-hard-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Gregory G Schwartz, Rana Fayyad, Michael Szarek, David DeMicco, Anders G Olsson
Background Early, intensive statin treatment is the standard of care after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the benefit of this approach to prevent major adverse cardiovascular events has been demonstrated in only one randomised, placebo controlled trial. The Myocardial Ischemia Reduction with Aggressive Cholesterol Lowering (MIRACL) trial demonstrated that atorvastatin 80 mg daily, compared with placebo, reduced time to first occurrence of death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or hospitalisation for unstable angina (stroke not included) during the 16 week period following ACS...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498903/efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-anaesthetic-for-postoperative-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Spence, E Belley-Côté, H K Ma, S Donald, J Centofanti, S Hussain, S Gupta, P J Devereaux, R Whitlock
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of volatile anaesthetic for postoperative sedation in adult cardiac surgery patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis. We retrieved randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, clinical trials registries, conference proceedings, and reference lists of included articles. Independent reviewers extracted data, including patient characteristics, type of intraoperative anaesthesia, inhaled anaesthetic used, comparator sedation, and outcomes of interest, using pre-piloted forms...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498219/premarathon-evaluations-is-there-a-role-for-runner-prerace-medical-screening-and-education-to-reduce-the-risk-of-medical-complications
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Martin Peter Schwellnus
There is irrefutable evidence that regular participation in physical activity has substantial health benefits, and as such participation in mass community-based sports events should be supported. However, with the promotion of physical activity comes the potential risk of medical complications during an acute exercise session, with this risk varying according to the risk factor profile of an individual and the nature of the event. The demographics of marathon race entrants changed over the past two to three decades, and currently about 50% of runners are older than 40 yr...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492297/recent-anti-seizure-medications-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Cindy Orinx, Benjamin Legros, Nicolas Gaspard
BACKGROUND: Seizures and status epilepticus (SE), both clinical and subclinical, are frequent in critically ill patients. The list of available anti-seizure medications (ASMs) is expanding and now includes older and widely used drugs as well as more recent medications with a better safety and pharmacokinetics profile. METHODS: We review a selection of recent publications about the indications and administration of ASMs in critical care for the prophylaxis and treatment of seizures and SE, focusing on recent ASMs available as intravenous formulation and emphasizing pharmacokinetics and safety issues in relation to several aspects of critical illness...
May 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490620/physical-activity-evaluation-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Christine Voss, Kevin C Harris
Significant advances in the management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in marked improvements in survival and life expectancy. Thus, there is an increased emphasis on promoting physical activity to optimise healthy development and long-term cardiovascular health. Evaluation of physical activity levels as part of ongoing clinical care is recommended to facilitate physical activity counselling and/or exercise prescription. Physical activity is a complex health behaviour that is challenging to evaluate...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488553/-is-dementia-preventable-through-intensive-vascular-care-the-prediva-trial
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E P Moll van Charante, E Richard, L S Eurelings, J W van Dalen, S A Ligthart, E F van Bussel, M P Hoevenaar-Blom, M Vermeulen, W A van Gool
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether intensive vascular care in GP practices can prevent dementia in a population of community-dwelling older people. METHOD: This pragmatic cluster-randomised open-label study (ISRCTN29711771) was conducted in persons aged 70-78 years who were registered with Dutch GP practices. The only exclusion criteria were a diagnosis of dementia and limited life expectancy. Practices were randomly assigned to an intervention arm or a control arm. Participants in the interventional arm underwent a cardiovascular check-up every 4 months for six years by a practice nurse...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484929/functional-mri-for-assessment-of-the-default-mode-network-in-acute-brain-injury
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Daniel Kondziella, Patrick M Fisher, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, John Hauerberg, Martin Fabricius, Kirsten Møller, Gitte Moos Knudsen
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the default mode network (DMN) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may improve assessment of the level of consciousness in chronic brain injury, and therefore, fMRI may also have prognostic value in acute brain injury. However, fMRI is much more challenging in critically ill patients because of cardiovascular vulnerability, intravenous sedation, and artificial ventilation. METHODS: Using resting-state fMRI, we investigated the DMN in a convenience sample of patients with acute brain injury admitted to the intensive care unit...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482105/epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-human-coronaviruses-in-the-pediatric-population
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Litty Varghese, Philip Zachariah, Celibell Vargas, Philip LaRussa, Ryan T Demmer, Yoko E Furuya, Susan Whittier, Carrie Reed, Melissa S Stockwell, Lisa Saiman
Background.: The epidemiology and clinical features of human coronaviruses (HCoVs) in children are not fully characterized. Methods.: A retrospective study of children with HCoV detected by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed for a community cohort and a children's hospital in the same community from January 2013 to December 2014. The RT-PCR assay detected HCoV 229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43 in nasal swabs from symptomatic children ≤18 years...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477308/the-contribution-of-individual-exercise-training-components-to-clinical-outcomes-in-randomised-controlled-trials-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression
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REVIEW
Bridget Abell, Paul Glasziou, Tammy Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: While the clinical benefits of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation are well established, there is extensive variation in the interventions used within these trials. It is unknown whether variations in individual components of these exercise interventions provide different relative contributions to overall clinical outcomes. This study aims to systematically examine the relationship between individual components of the exercise intervention in cardiac rehabilitation (such as intensity and frequency) and clinical outcomes for people with coronary heart disease...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476101/community-based-randomized-controlled-trial-of-diabetes-prevention-study-for-high-risk-individuals-of-type-2-diabetes-lifestyle-intervention-using-web-based-system
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Seon-Ah Cha, Sun-Young Lim, Kook-Rye Kim, Eun-Young Lee, Borami Kang, Yoon-Hee Choi, Kun-Ho Yoon, Yu-Bae Ahn, Jin-Hee Lee, Seung-Hyun Ko
BACKGROUND: The trend of increasing numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes emphasizes the need for active screening of high-risk individuals and intensive lifestyle modification (LSM). METHODS/DESIGN: The community-based Korean Diabetes Prevention Study (C-KDPS) is a randomized controlled clinical trial to prevent type 2 diabetes by intensive LSM using a web-based program. The two public healthcare centers in Korea are involved, and 420 subjects are being recruited for 6 months and will be followed up for 22 months...
May 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475274/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-or-without-valve-surgery
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REVIEW
Carina Benstoem, Christian Stoppe, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Julia Ney, Dirk Hasenclever, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Goetzenich
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial improvements in myocardial preservation strategies, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still associated with severe complications. It has been reported that remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces reperfusion injury in people undergoing cardiac surgery and improves clinical outcome. However, there is a lack of synthesised information and a need to review the current evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of remote ischaemic preconditioning in people undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, with or without valve surgery...
May 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473405/initiation-patterns-of-statins-in-the-2%C3%A2-years-after-release-of-the-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-acc-aha-cholesterol-management-guideline-in-a-large-us-health-plan
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Temitope Olufade, Siting Zhou, Deborah Anzalone, David M Kern, Ozgur Tunceli, Mark J Cziraky, Vincent J Willey
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize changes in statin utilization patterns in patients newly initiated on therapy in the 2 years following the release of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cholesterol management guideline in a large US health plan population. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective, observational study used administrative medical and pharmacy claims data to identify patients newly initiated on statin therapy over 4 quarters prior to and 8 quarters following the release of the guideline (average N/quarter=3596)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465771/clinical-characteristics-and-unmet-need-among-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-stratified-by-statin-use
#18
Qing Huang, Michael Grabner, Robert J Sanchez, Vincent J Willey, Mark J Cziraky, Swetha R Palli, Thomas P Power
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) 2013 guidelines for blood cholesterol treatment recommend high-intensity statins for adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Currently, little is known about the real-world patient characteristics of ASCVD, as well as the clinical and economic consequences of different treatment options for this disease. OBJECTIVES: To compare the demographic, clinical, and economic characteristics of patients with clinical ASCVD who started therapy with high-intensity statins, low-/moderate-intensity statins, or no statins in usual-care settings based on data primarily before the release of the ACC/AHA 2013 guidelines...
November 2016: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458554/patient-characteristics-associated-with-false-arrhythmia-alarms-in-intensive-care
#19
Patricia R Harris, Jessica K Zègre-Hemsey, Daniel Schindler, Yong Bai, Michele M Pelter, Xiao Hu
INTRODUCTION: A high rate of false arrhythmia alarms in the intensive care unit (ICU) leads to alarm fatigue, the condition of desensitization and potentially inappropriate silencing of alarms due to frequent invalid and nonactionable alarms, often referred to as false alarms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify patient characteristics, such as gender, age, body mass index, and diagnosis associated with frequent false arrhythmia alarms in the ICU. METHODS: This descriptive, observational study prospectively enrolled patients who were consecutively admitted to one of five adult ICUs (77 beds) at an urban medical center over a period of 31 days in 2013...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454830/national-patterns-in-intensity-and-frequency-of-outpatient-care-for-apparent-treatment-resistant-hypertension
#20
Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Luqin Deng, Manesh R Patel, Meredith L Kilgore, W Schuyler Jones, Lesley H Curtis, Marguerite Ryan Irvin, Laura P Svetkey, Daichi Shimbo, David A Calhoun, Paul Muntner
BACKGROUND: Apparent treatment-resistant hypertension (aTRH) is associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. We studied the frequency and intensity of care for aTRH among participants aged 65 years and older in the US-based REGARDS study linked with Medicare claims. METHODS: Blood pressure (BP) was measured twice and averaged. aTRH was defined by the use of ≥3 classes of antihypertensive medication and uncontrolled BP (UaTRH, systolic/diastolic BP ≥140/90 mmHg), or ≥4 classes with controlled BP (CaTRH)...
April 2017: American Heart Journal
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