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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430913/prediction-of-adverse-events-after-catheter-based-procedures-in-adolescents-and-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-impact-registry
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Ada C Stefanescu Schmidt, Aimee Armstrong, Kevin F Kennedy, David Nykanen, Jamil Aboulhosn, Ami B Bhatt
Aims: We sought to identify factors associated with major adverse events (MAE) after cardiac catheterization in adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), and create the first model to individualize risk discussions in this growing population. Methods and results: Improving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatment (IMPACT), a National Cardiovascular Data Registry, contains congenital catheterization data from over 87 hospitals in the United States...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430910/low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-targeting-with-pitavastatin-ezetimibe-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-dyslipidaemia-the-hij-proper-study-a-prospective-open-label-randomized-trial
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Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Erisa Kawada-Watanabe, Ryo Koyanagi, Hiroyuki Arashi, Junichi Yamaguchi, Koichi Nakao, Tetsuya Tobaru, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Toshiaki Oka, Yasuhiro Endoh, Katsumi Saito, Tatsuro Uchida, Kunihiko Matsui, Hiroshi Ogawa
Aims: To elucidate the effects of intensive LDL-C lowering treatment with a standard dose of statin and ezetimibe in patients with dyslipidaemia and high risk of coronary events, targeting LDL-C less than 70 mg/dL (1.8 mmol/L), compared with standard LDL-C lowering lipid monotherapy targeting less than 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L). Methods and Results: The HIJ-PROPER study is a prospective, randomized, open-label trial to assess whether intensive LDL-C lowering with standard-dose pitavastatin plus ezetimibe reduces cardiovascular events more than standard LDL-C lowering with pitavastatin monotherapy in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and dyslipidaemia...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429310/the-protective-association-of-endogenous-immunoglobulins-against-sepsis-mortality-is-restricted-to-patients-with-moderate-organ-failure
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Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Ricard Ferrer, Antonio Artigas, Jordi Sole-Violan, Leonardo Lorente, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Adriele Prina-Mello, Ruben Herrán-Monge, Borja Suberviola, Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez, Pedro Merino, Ana M Loza, Pablo Garcia-Olivares, Eduardo Anton, Eduardo Tamayo, Wysali Trapiello, Jesús Blanco, Jesús F Bermejo-Martin
BACKGROUND: Pre-evaluation of endogenous immunoglobulin levels is a potential strategy to improve the results of intravenous immunoglobulins in sepsis, but more work has to be done to identify those patients who could benefit the most from this treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of endogenous immunoglobulins on the mortality risk in sepsis depending on disease severity. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study including 278 patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis fulfilling the SEPSIS-3 criteria, coming from the Spanish GRECIA and ABISS-EDUSEPSIS cohorts...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429148/an-observational-time-and-motion-study-of-denosumab-subcutaneous-injection-and-zoledronic-acid-intravenous-infusion-in-patients-with-metastatic-bone-disease-results-from-three-european-countries
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Jean-Jacques Body, Francesca Gatta, Erwin De Cock, Sunning Tao, Persefoni Kritikou, Pauline Wimberger, Jeroen Mebis, Marc Peeters, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Augusto Caraceni, Vincenzo Adamo, Guy Hechmati
PURPOSE: Denosumab (administered via subcutaneous injection) demonstrated superior efficacy versus the intravenously administered zoledronic acid in the prevention of skeletal-related events in an integrated analysis of three head-to-head phase III trials in patients with bone metastases secondary to solid tumors. To date, no studies have evaluated treatment administration duration endpoints of these two agents. METHODS: A multinational, multi-site, observational time and motion study conducted in 10 day oncology units (DOUs) across Belgium, Germany, and Italy...
April 21, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429083/intravenous-treprostinil-infusion-via-a-fully-implantable-pump-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Ralf Ewert, Manuel J Richter, Regina Steringer-Mascherbauer, Ekkehard Grünig, Tobias J Lange, Christian F Opitz, Christian Warnke, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani
OBJECTIVES: Parenteral prostanoids infused via external pumps are well-established pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatments. However, local side-effects and systemic infections restrict their use. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety of a fully implantable treprostinil infusion pump (LENUS Pro(®)) in patients with PAH. METHODS: Thirty patients with PAH undergoing pump implantation (with stable PAH therapy for ≥3 weeks pre-implantation) were included in this prospective, multicenter, observational study (NCT01979822)...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427373/a-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-self-help-psycho-education-programme-to-reduce-diagnosis-delay-in-women-with-breast-cancer-symptoms-in-indonesia
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Hari Setyowibowo, Marit Sijbrandij, Aulia Iskandarsyah, Joke A M Hunfeld, Sawitri S Sadarjoen, Dharmayanti F Badudu, Drajat R Suardi, Jan Passchier
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent cancer occurring in women across the world. Its mortality rate in low-middle income countries (LMICs) is higher than in high-income countries (HICs), and in Indonesia BC is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. Delay in breast cancer diagnosis negatively impacts cancer prognosis. Only about 30% of patients who come to the hospital to check on their breast abnormalities, continue thorough examination to biopsy to get a diagnosis based on the results of anatomical pathology...
April 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425571/clinical-factors-affecting-costs-in-patients-receiving-systemic-antifungal-therapy-in-intensive-care-units-in-greece-results-from-the-estimator-study
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A Armaganidis, S Nanas, E Antoniadou, K Mandragos, K Liakou, A Koutsoukou, G Baltopoulos, G Nakos, A Kounougeri, K Ganas, A Prekates, M Kompoti, D Georgopoulos, I Pneumatikos, E Zakynthinos
Invasive fungal infections are common in intensive care units (ICUs) but there is a great variability in factors affecting costs of different antifungal treatment strategies in clinical practice. To determine factors affecting treatment cost in adult ICU patients with or without documented invasive fungal infection receiving systemic antifungal therapy (SAT) we have performed a prospective, multicentre, observational study enrolling patients receiving SAT in participating ICUs in Greece. During the study period, 155 patients received SAT at 14 participating ICUs: 37 (23...
April 20, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424137/improvement-of-treatment-outcomes-after-implementation-of-a-massive-transfusion-protocol-a-level-i-trauma-center-experience
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Andrew Nunn, Peter Fischer, Ronald Sing, Megan Templin, Michael Avery, A Britton Christmas
We assessed the effectiveness of the implementation of an institutional massive transfusion protocol (MTP) for resuscitation with a 1:1:1 transfusion ratio of packed red blood cell (PRBC), fresh frozen plasma, and platelet units. In a Level I trauma center database, all trauma admissions (2004-2012) that received massive transfusions (≥10 units PRBCs in the first 24 hours) were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic data, transfusion ratios, and outcomes were compared before (PRE) and after (POST) MTP implementation in May 2008...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423435/-pathogen-spectrum-of-complex-wounds-in-germany-from-war-zones
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Hans Joachim Riesner, Benedikt Friemert, Patricia Lang, Hans Georg Palm, Arnold J Suda
Background Treatment of the injured from war zones with wounds with multi-resistant pathogens is becoming more common in Germany, especially in German Armed Forces Hospitals. In most cases, the pre-treatment of these patients has been inadequate and they have a high load of rare pathogens. In Germany, hospitals have to evaluate these pathogens by law. The aim of this study was to review current German guidelines and data on the array of pathogens of complex trauma wounds in Germany and to compare patients with wounds and multi-resistant pathogens from war zones treated in Germany...
April 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423374/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-as-adjuvant-treatment-for-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-after-failure-of-systemic-steroids
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Seiji Hosokawa, Ken-Ichi Sugiyama, Goro Takahashi, Yu-Ichi Hashimoto, Kumiko Hosokawa, Satoru Takebayashi, Hiroyuki Mineta
We evaluated the outcomes of and prognostic factors for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) treated with adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). A retrospective review of clinical data was performed for 167 patients with ISSNHL who failed to respond to systemic steroids and were treated by adjuvant HBOT at Shizuoka Saiseikai General Hospital. We analysed the clinical outcomes, the averaged 5-frequency hearing level after systemic steroids, patient age, the interval between post-steroids and pre-HBOT, vertigo as a complication, the presence of diabetes mellitus, smoking history, and hypertension...
April 20, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422440/blood-parameters-of-preterm-neonates-postnatal-evolution-according-to-gestational-age
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P Roudil, C Vasselon, B Trombert-Paviot, C Berger, H Patural
INTRODUCTION: The blood count provides qualitative and quantitative essential information on bloodlines. Reference hematologic parameters have been established in children and neonates, but few data are available regarding the premature population during the first month of life. The main objective of this study was to establish normative values for blood parameters for premature infants born between 26 and <37 weeks of gestation, during the first month of life, taking into account gestational and postnatal age and treatments that can impact the threshold values...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419594/catheter-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-health-care-resource-utilization
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Michelle Samuel, Meytal Avgil Tsadok, Jacqueline Joza, Hassan Behlouli, Atul Verma, Vidal Essebag, Louise Pilote
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation (CA) is superior to antiarrhythmic therapy at reducing recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF); however, there is limited data regarding whether this decrease translates into a reduction in health care resource utilization. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of AF ablation on long-term health care resource utilization. METHODS: A population-based cohort was constructed to include patients who underwent CA for AF in Quebec, Canada between April 2005 and March 2011...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416852/-first-aid-system-for-trauma-development-and-status
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D K Chen, W C Lin, P Zhang, S J Kuang, W Huang, T B Wang
With the great progress of the economy, the level of industrialization has been increasing year by year, which leads to an increase in accidental trauma accidents. Chinese annual death of trauma is already more than 400 000, which makes trauma the fifth most common cause of death, following malignant tumor, heart, brain and respiratory diseases. Trauma is the leading cause of the death of young adults. At the same time, trauma has become a serious social problem in peace time. Trauma throws great treats on human health and life...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415985/vitamin-d-related-gene-polymorphism-predict-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-based-therapy-in-thai-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Wattana Sukeepaisarnjaroen, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Sombat Treeprasertsuk, Panarat Thaimai, Rujipat Wasitthankasem, Yong Poovorawan, Piyawat Komolmit
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection have high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. Genome-wide association study data has showed that several genetic variants within vitamin D cascade affect vitamin D function. This study aimed to determine whether genetic polymorphisms of genes in the vitamin D pathway are associated with treatment responses to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-based therapy in patients with chronic HCV infection. METHODS: The study included 623 Thai patients from 2 university hospitals diagnosed with chronic HCV infection who were treated with a PEG-IFN and ribavirin...
April 17, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414164/a-pre-hospital-extracorporeal-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-ecpr-strategy-for-treatment-of-refractory-out-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-study-and-propensity-analysis
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Lionel Lamhaut, Alice Hutin, Etienne Puymirat, Jérome Jouan, Jean-Herlé Raphalen, Romain Jouffroy, Murielle Jaffry, Christelle Dagron, Kim An, Florence Dumas, Eloi Marijon, Wulfran Bougouin, Jean-Pierre Tourtier, Frédéric Baud, Xavier Jouven, Nicolas Danchin, Christian Spaulding, Pierre Carli
BACKGROUND: Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) mortality rates remain very high with poor neurological outcome in survivors. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) is one of the treatments of refractory OHCA. This study used data from the mobile intensive care unit (MOICU) as part of the emergency medical system of Paris, and included all consecutive patients treated with ECPR (including pre-hospital ECPR) from 2011 to 2015 for the treatment of refractory OHCA, comparing two historical ECPR management strategies...
April 14, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413515/outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-after-fibrinolysis-with-reteplase-in-comparison-to-the-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-after-cardiac-arrest-score-in-a-geographic-region-without-emergency-coronary-intervention
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Thomas Luiz, Alexander Wilhelms, Christian Madler, Gregor Pollach, Bernd Haaff, Joachim Grüttner, Tim Viergutz
Coronary occlusion and pulmonary embolism are responsible for the majority of cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Despite previous favourable results of pre-hospital fibrinolysis in cases of OHCA, the benefit could not be confirmed in a large controlled study using the fibrinolytic tenecteplase. For reteplase (r-PA), there are hardly any data regarding pre-hospital fibrinolysis during ongoing resuscitation. The present study reported results using r-PA therapy in a German physician-supported Emergency Medical Services system...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413369/evaluation-of-quality-indicators-of-integrated-care-in-a-regional-psychiatry-budget-a-pre-post-comparison-by-secondary-data-analysis
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Anne Berghöfer, Svenja Hubmann, Thomas Birker, Torsten Hejnal, Felix Fischer
The Regional Psychiatry Budget (RPB), as a special arrangement within the German Federal Hospital Refund Regulation, is based on the capitation principle. A lump sum is allocated to a major inpatient care provider in a large region on a yearly basis. Under this model, the provider is free to offer all forms of treatment and to construct individual models of integrated care that specifically suit the region and the needs of community members. The present study aimed to evaluate selected aspects that represent a change in the psychiatric health status of patients in the covered region under the conditions of the RPB...
December 31, 2016: International Journal of Integrated Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412725/immunohistochemical-ki67-after-short-term-hormone-therapy-identifies-low-risk-breast-cancers-as-reliably-as-genomic-markers
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Takayuki Iwamoto, Toyomasa Katagiri, Naoki Niikura, Yuichiro Miyoshi, Mariko Kochi, Tomohiro Nogami, Tadahiko Shien, Takayuki Motoki, Naruto Taira, Masako Omori, Yutaka Tokuda, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Hiroyoshi Doihara, Balazs Gyorffy, Junji Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to test whether immunohistochemical (IHC) Ki67 levels after short-term preoperative hormone therapy (post-Ki67) predict similar numbers of patients with favorable prognoses as genomic markers. RESULTS: Thirty paired cases (60 samples) were enrolled in this study. Post-Ki67 levels were significantly lower than pre-treatment Ki67 levels (P < 0.001). Post-Ki67 predicted more low-risk cases (83.3%, 25/30) than pre-genomic surrogate signature(GSS) (66...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412132/pre-existing-psychiatric-disorder-in-the-burn-patient-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes
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Alexandra Hudson, Sarah Al Youha, Osama A Samargandi, Justin Paletz
OBJECTIVE: To compare patient and burn characteristics between patients who had a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis and patients who did not in a Burn Unit at an academic hospital. BACKGROUND: Psychosocial issues are common in patients recovering from a burn; however, little is known regarding hospital course and discharge outcomes in patients with a pre-existing psychiatric diagnosis presenting with a burn. Baseline medical comorbidities of burn patients have been shown to be a significant risk for in-hospital mortality...
April 12, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411293/safe-and-effective-bedside-thoracentesis-a-review-of-the-evidence-for-practicing-clinicians
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REVIEW
Richard Schildhouse, Andrew Lai, Jeffrey H Barsuk, Michelle Mourad, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Physicians often care for patients with pleural effusion, a condition that requires thoracentesis for evaluation and treatment. We aim to identify the most recent advances related to safe and effective performance of thoracentesis. METHODS: We performed a narrative review with a systematic search of the literature. Two authors independently reviewed search results and selected studies based on relevance to thoracentesis; disagreements were resolved by consensus...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
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