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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087513/how-accurate-is-a-single-cutpoint-to-identify-high-blood-pressure-in-adolescents
#1
Paolo Brambilla, Anita Andreano, Laura Antolini, Giorgio Bedogni, Alessandro Salvatoni, Lorenzo Iughetti, Luis Alberto Moreno, Angelo Pietrobelli, Simonetta Genovesi
In 2007 the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) proposed single blood pressure (BP) cutpoints (systolic: ≥130 mm Hg and diastolic: ≥85 mm Hg) for the diagnosis of high blood pressure (HBP) in adolescents. Before this proposal, HBP had been defined as BP at or above the 95th percentile for age, sex, and height percentile (reference standard). In this study, we evaluated the risk for misclassification when using the IDF single-cutpoints criteria. We first applied the IDF criteria to a reconstructed population with the same age, sex, and height distribution as the population used to develop the reference standard...
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086872/dapagliflozin-decreases-small-dense-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-increases-high-density-lipoprotein-2-cholesterol-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-comparison-with-sitagliptin
#2
Toshiyuki Hayashi, Tomoyasu Fukui, Noriko Nakanishi, Saki Yamamoto, Masako Tomoyasu, Anna Osamura, Makoto Ohara, Takeshi Yamamoto, Yasuki Ito, Tsutomu Hirano
BACKGROUND: The sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors have been reported to increase both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol (C). This study aimed to determine how SGLT-2 inhibitors affect LDL and HDL-C subspecies. METHODS: This single center, open-label, randomized, prospective study included 80 patients with type 2 diabetes taking prescribed oral hypoglycemic agents. Patients were allocated to receive dapagliflozin (n = 40) or sitagliptin (n = 40) as add-on treatment...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086870/a-pilot-study-of-a-community-health-agent-led-type-2-diabetes-self-management-program-using-motivational-interviewing-based-approaches-in-a-public-primary-care-center-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
#3
Thais Moura Ribeiro do Valle Nascimento, Ken Resnicow, Marcia Nery, Alexandra Brentani, Elizabeth Kaselitz, Pooja Agrawal, Simanjit Mand, Michele Heisler
BACKGROUND: Rates of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as type 2 diabetes are escalating in low and middle-income countries such as Brazil. Scalable primary care-based interventions are needed to improve self-management and clinical outcomes of adults with diabetes. This pilot study examines the feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes of training community health agents (CHAs) in Motivational Interviewing (MI)-based counseling for patients with poorly controlled diabetes in a primary care center in São Paulo, Brazil...
January 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086778/diabetes-does-not-impact-the-diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-based-fractional-flow-reserve-insights-from-the-contrast-study
#4
Giuseppe Gargiulo, Eugenio Stabile, Marco Ferrone, Emanuele Barbato, Frederik M Zimmermann, Julien Adjedj, Barry Hennigan, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Nils P Johnson, William F Fearon, Allen Jeremias, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito
BACKGROUND: Adenosine-free coronary pressure wire metrics have been proposed to test the functional significance of coronary artery lesions, but it is unexplored whether their diagnostic performance might be altered in patients with diabetes. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the CONTRAST study, which prospectively enrolled an international cohort of patients undergoing routine fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment for standard indications. Paired, repeated measurements of all physiology metrics (Pd/Pa, iFR, contrast-based FFR, and FFR) were made...
January 13, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081532/cardiovascular-events-in-moderately-to-severely-obese-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-on-positive-airway-pressure-therapy
#5
Anna Maria Marotta, Jean-Christian Borel, Louis M Galerneau, Renaud Tamisier, Maria R Bonsignore, Jean Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND: In moderately to severely obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the effects of long-term positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment on cardiovascular risk are poorly defined. PURPOSE: To assess the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or noninvasive ventilation (NIV) on the occurrence of cardiovascular events in obese OSA patients. METHODS: We performed a noninterventional observational study in obese OSA patients recruited between 2007 and 2010 at the Sleep Center, University of Grenoble, treated with CPAP or NIV, and followed for 5...
January 13, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080292/effect-of-the-endoclear-%C3%A2-device-on-biofilm-in-endotracheal-tubes
#6
James M Bardes, Dana Gray, Alison Wilson
BACKGROUND: Organisms trapped in biofilms cause more than 80% of medical infections. Significant investments are being made to develop methods of removing these biofilms. The endOclear(®) device is reported to remove biofilm from endotracheal tubes (ETTs) and to decrease pneumonia rates and ventilator time. METHODS: This was an observational study performed at a university Level 1 trauma center intensive care unit. A series of 40 ETTs were collected at extubation, with half of the patients having been treated daily with the endOclear(®) device...
January 12, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079872/is-use-of-multiple-antihypertensive-agents-to-achieve-blood-pressure-control-associated-with-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
#7
S E Allen, A Tita, S Anderson, J R Biggio, Dr L M Harper
OBJECTIVE: We assessed whether requiring >1 medication for blood pressure control is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of 974 singletons with chronic hypertension at a tertiary care center. Subjects on >1 antihypertensive agent were compared with those on one agent <20 weeks gestational age with results stratified by average blood pressure (<140/90 and ⩾140/90 mm Hg) from prenatal visits. The primary maternal outcome was preeclampsia; the primary neonatal outcome was small for gestational age (<10th percentile)...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079215/selective-releasing-affected-lubricant-mechanism-of-a-self-assembled-mos2-mo-s-c-nanoperiod-multilayer-film-sliding-in-diverse-atmospheres
#8
J Xu, T F He, L Q Chai, L Qiao, X Q Zhang, P Wang, W M Liu
A self-assembled MoS2/Mo-S-C multilayer film prepared by r.f. co-sputtering of MoS2 and graphite targets was tribotested in diverse sliding atmospheres, and the lubricant mechanism and its correlations to the selective releasing behavior of non-lubricant component were analyzed in detail. Based on the analysis of composition and structural transformation of transferred materials by Raman and HRTEM characterizations, selective releasing behavior according to the sliding atmospheres were found to be particularly apparent in vacuum and dry inert atmospheres...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078862/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-proprietary-lipid-lowering-nutraceutical-supplement-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
#9
M Houston, R Rountree, J Lamb, S Phipps, S Meng, B Zhang
There is an ever growing emergence in the popularity of patient-driven care. As this health and wellness model grows, inquiries into diet, lifestyle, and supplemental approaches will continue to become a focal point for the healthcare consumer. Because of this, the aim of this study is to determine the tolerability, and overall effectiveness of a proprietary multi-ingredient lipid-lowering supplement in subjects with dyslipidemia. Forty participants were recruited for a single-center, double-blind randomized, placebocontrolled trial...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078485/a-simple-method-for-improving-the-spatial-resolution-in-infrared-laser-ablation-mass-spectrometry-imaging
#10
Juha-Pekka Hieta, Anu Vaikkinen, Samuli Auno, Heikki Räikkönen, Markus Haapala, Gianmario Scotti, Jaakko Kopra, Petteri Piepponen, Tiina J Kauppila
In mass spectrometry imaging of tissues, the size of structures that can be distinguished is determined by the spatial resolution of the imaging technique. Here, the spatial resolution of IR laser ablation is markedly improved by increasing the distance between the laser and the focusing lens. As the distance between the laser and the lens is increased from 1 to 18 m, the ablation spot size decreases from 440 to 44 μm. This way, only the collimated center of the divergent laser beam is directed on the focusing lens, which results in better focusing of the beam...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078463/endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-for-various-defects-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
#11
Florian Kuehn, Gunnar Loske, Leif Schiffmann, Michael Gock, Ernst Klar
BACKGROUND: Postoperative, iatrogenic or spontaneous upper gastrointestinal defects result in significant morbidity and mortality of the patients. In the last few years, endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) has been recognized as a new promising method for repairing upper gastrointestinal defects of different etiology. However, probably due to insufficient data and no commercially available system for EVT of the upper gastrointestinal tract, until the end of 2014, covering of esophageal defects with self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) were still the mainstay of endoscopic therapy...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077860/impact-of-cuff-positioning-on-blood-pressure-measurement-accuracy-may-a-specially-designed-cuff-make-a-difference
#12
Grzegorz Bilo, Oscar Sala, Carlotta Perego, Andrea Faini, Lan Gao, Anna Głuszewska, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Dario Pellegrini, Laura Maria Lonati, Gianfranco Parati
During blood pressure (BP) measurement, the recommended positioning of the cuff bladder center is directly above the brachial artery. We investigated the relevance of incorrect cuff positioning during (1) auscultatory measurement with an appropriate or improperly small cuff and (2) oscillometric measurement with a wide-range cuff designed to guarantee accurate measurements regardless of position. In subjects with wide BP and arm circumference ranges, (1) auscultatory BP was repeatedly measured with a properly positioned cuff (reference) and, simultaneously, with an identical cuff placed on the other arm in either a correct or an incorrect position (test)...
January 12, 2017: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077420/polymorphisms-of-leptin-g2548a-and-leptin-receptor-q223r-and-k109r-genes-and-blood-pressure-during-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period-a-cohort
#13
Dayana R Farias, Ana B Franco-Sena, Fernanda Rebelo, Gil F Salles, Cláudio J Struchiner, Maisa C Martins, Gilberto Kac
BACKGROUND: The genetic component related to blood pressure (BP) changes during pregnancy is still not elucidated. Thus, the aim of the study was to evaluate the association between leptin and leptin receptor polymorphisms and systolic (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) variation during pregnancy and the postpartum period. METHODS: Prospective cohort of 146 women followed at a Public Health Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during pregnancy and the postpartum. SBP and DBP (mm Hg) were measured using an automatic sphygmomanometer...
February 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076630/cutoffs-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-associated-with-neck-circumference-among-community-dwelling-elderly-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
#14
Hélio José Coelho, Ricardo Aurélio Carvalho Sampaio, Ivan de Oliveira Gonçalvez, Samuel da Silva Aguiar, Rafael Palmeira, José Fernando de Oliveira, Ricardo Yukio Asano, Priscila Yukari Sewo Sampaio, Marco Carlos Uchida
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: In elderly people, measurement of several anthropometric parameters may present complications. Although neck circumference measurements seem to avoid these issues, the cutoffs and cardiovascular risk factors associated with this parameter among elderly people remain unknown. This study was developed to identify the cutoff values and cardiovascular risk factors associated with neck circumference measurements among elderly people. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study conducted in two community centers for elderly people...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073188/effects-of-obesity-surgery-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-technique-on-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-depression-and-quality-of-life-of-males-prospective-study
#15
Fatih Uruç, Serkan Akan, Bekir Aras, Çaglar Yıldırım, Aytaç Sahin, Ozgur Haki Yuksel, Mehmet Timuçin Aydın, Ayhan Verit
PURPOSE: Technically, obesity weakens the pelvic base muscles by causing an increase in the intraabdominal pressure and intravesical pressure due to increasing fat and it triggers the occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms. However it is believed that weight loss will cause recovery of these symptoms. Our purpose in this study is to research about the effects of the weight loss achieved by using especially the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) technique of bariatric surgery which is being more and more widely used today...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073056/effects-of-meteorological-factors-on-incidence-of-scarlet-fever-during-different-periods-in-different-districts-of-china
#16
Yu Duan, Li-Juan Yang, Yan-Jie Zhang, Xiao-Lei Huang, Gui-Xia Pan, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the difference of meteorological effect on scarlet fever in Beijing and Hong Kong, China, during different periods among 2004-2014. METHODS: The data of monthly incidence of scarlet fever and meteorological variables from 2004 to 2014 in Beijing and Hong Kong were collected from Chinese science data center of public health, meteorological data website and Hong Kong observatory website. The whole study period was separated into two periods by the outbreak year 2011 (Jan 2004-Dec 2010 and Jan 2011-Dec 2014)...
January 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072874/similarity-of-center-of-pressure-progression-during-walking-and-jogging-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-patients
#17
Hongshi Huang, Jianwei Qiu, Tianlin Liu, Yuanyuan Yu, Qinwei Guo, Dingsheng Luo, Yingfang Ao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the center of pressure (COP) progression similarity and its change during walking and jogging in Anterior Cruciate Ligament deficient (ACLD) patients. METHODS: A study was performed in 64 unilateral ACLD subjects and 32 healthy volunteers who walked and jogged on footscan® system at a self-selected speed. COP trajectory during walking and jogging was calculated. The robustness and similarity scores of COP (SSCOP, similarity scores with respect to corresponding COP trajectories) were computed, and then the Analysis of Variance test was employed to compare among different conditions (left or right side, within a subject or between subjects, walking or jogging)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072739/risk-factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-a-higher-use-of-inotropes-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
Jae Moon Choi, Jun-Young Jo, Jae-Won Baik, Sooyoung Kim, Chan Sik Kim, Sung-Moon Jeong
Preservation of adequate perfusion pressures to the graft is a main focus of intraoperative management during kidney transplantation. We undertook this study to investigate the incidence of the higher use of inotropes in kidney transplant recipients and identify the patient outcomes and preoperative and intraoperative variables related to this.We retrospectively analyzed 1053 patients who underwent kidney transplantation at Asan Medical Center between January 2006 and February 2012, stratified by their inotropic score ([dopamine] + [dobutamine] + [epinephrine × 100] + [norepinephrine × 100]) <7 versus ≥7, wherein all doses are expressed as μg/kg/min...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069073/quantification-of-postural-stability-in-minimally-disabled-multiple-sclerosis-patients-by-means-of-dynamic-posturography-an-observational-study
#19
Lucia Grassi, Stefano Rossi, Valeria Studer, Gessica Vasco, Caterina Motta, Fabrizio Patanè, Enrico Castelli, Silvia Rossi, Paolo Cappa
BACKGROUND: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a widespread progressive neurologic disease with consequent impairments in daily activities. Disorders of balance are frequent and equilibrium tests are potentially useful to quantify disability and to verify treatment effectiveness. The fair sensitivity of the widely used not-perturbed tests to detect balance disturbances in MS patients have prompted the development of mechatronic systems capable to impose known equilibrium perturbations, in order to challenge the balance control and, consequently, to better assess the level of impairment...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069009/multi-center-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-nocturnal-oxygen-therapy-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-study-protocol-for-the-inox-trial
#20
Yves Lacasse, Sarah Bernard, Frédéric Sériès, Van Hung Nguyen, Jean Bourbeau, Shawn Aaron, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is the only component of the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that improves survival in patients with severe daytime hypoxemia. LTOT is usually provided by a stationary oxygen concentrator and is recommended to be used for at least 15-18 h a day. Several studies have demonstrated a deterioration in arterial blood gas pressures and oxygen saturation during sleep in patients with COPD, even in those not qualifying for LTOT...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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