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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432477/usefulness-of-non-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-in-evis-exera-iii-video-systems-and-high-definition-endoscopes-to-diagnose-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-the-barrett-international-nbi-group-bing-classification
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Oscar Nogales, Arancha Caballero-Marcos, Ana Clemente-Sánchez, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, Carlos Carbonell, María López-Ibáñez, Cecilia González-Asanza
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) allows identification of abnormal areas of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and could facilitate targeted biopsies. AIMS: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia prediction using non-magnifying NBI in Evis Exera III processors and high-definition endoscopes using the Barrett International NBI Group (BING) classification, as well as inter/intraobserver agreement for dysplasia prediction and mucosal/vascular patterns. METHODS: Eight observers (4 staff endoscopists and 4 trainee endoscopists) evaluated 100 images selected from an anonymized bank of 470 photographs using the BING classification...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427580/quality-of-life-after-surgery-or-des-in-patients-with-3-vessel-or-left-main-disease
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Mouin S Abdallah, Kaijun Wang, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Ruben L Osnabrugge, A Pieter Kappetein, Marie-Claude Morice, Friedrich A Mohr, Patrick W Serruys, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND: In the SYNTAX (Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery) trial, patients with 3-vessel or left main coronary artery disease (CAD) had improved long-term outcomes with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES), improvements driven mainly by differences in myocardial infarction and repeat revascularization. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the long-term quality-of-life benefits of DES-PCI versus CABG for patients with 3-vessel or left main CAD...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406708/pack-year-cigarette-smoking-history-for-determination-of-lung-cancer-screening-eligibility-comparison-of-the-electronic-medical-record-versus-a-shared-decision-making-conversation
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Hannah E Modin, Joelle T Fathi, Christopher R Gilbert, Candice L Wilshire, Andrew K Wilson, Ralph W Aye, Alexander S Farivar, Brian E Louie, Eric Vallières, Jed A Gorden
RATIONALE: Implementation of lung cancer screening programs is occurring across the United States. Programs vary in approaches to patient identification and shared decision making. The eligibility of persons referred to screening programs, the outcomes of eligibility determination during shared decision making, and the potential for the electronic medical record to identify eligible individuals have not been well described. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to assess the eligibility of individuals referred for lung cancer screening, and compare information extracted from the electronic medical record to information derived from a shared decision making conversation for the determination of eligibility for lung cancer screening...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404756/infusion-compatible-antibiotic-formulations-for-rapid-administration-to-improve-outcomes-in-cancer-outpatients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-the-sepsis-stat-pack
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Jason D Goldman, Amelia Gallaher, Rupali Jain, Zach Stednick, Manoj Menon, Michael J Boeckh, Paul S Pottinger, Stephen M Schwartz, Corey Casper
Background: Patients with cancer are at high risk for severe sepsis and septic shock (SS/SSh), and a delay in receiving effective antibiotics is strongly associated with mortality. Delays are due to logistics of clinic flow and drug delivery. In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, combination therapy may be superior to monotherapy for patients with SS/SSh. Patients and Methods: At the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, we implemented the Sepsis STAT Pack (SSP) program to simplify timely and effective provision of empiric antibiotics and other resuscitative care to outpatients with cancer with suspected SS/SSh before hospitalization...
April 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403861/cardiac-shock-wave-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-coronary-artery-disease-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Greta Burneikaitė, Evgeny Shkolnik, Jelena Čelutkienė, Gitana Zuozienė, Irena Butkuvienė, Birutė Petrauskienė, Pranas Šerpytis, Aleksandras Laucevičius, Amir Lerman
AIM: To systematically review currently available cardiac shock-wave therapy (CSWT) studies in humans and perform meta-analysis regarding anti-anginal efficacy of CSWT. METHODS: The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Medline, Medscape, Research Gate, Science Direct, and Web of Science databases were explored. In total 39 studies evaluating the efficacy of CSWT in patients with stable angina were identified including single arm, non- and randomized trials. Information on study design, subject's characteristics, clinical data and endpoints were obtained...
April 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399610/dedicated-barrett-s-surveillance-sessions-managed-by-trained-endoscopists-improve-dysplasia-detection-rate
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Joanne Ooi, Patrick Wilson, Giles Walker, Paul Blaker, Sabina DeMartino, John O'Donohue, David Reffitt, Effie Lansepre, Fuju Chang, John Meenan, Jason M Dunn
Background and study aim Barrett's esophagus (BE)-associated dysplasia is an important marker for risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and an indication for endoscopic therapy. However, BE surveillance technique is variable. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of dedicated BE surveillance lists on dysplasia detection rate (DDR). Patients and methods This was a prospective study of patients undergoing BE surveillance at two hospitals - community (UHL) and upper gastrointestinal center (GSTT)...
April 11, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396040/risk-assessment-and-comparative-effectiveness-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-and-medical-management-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-patients-the-roadmap-study-2-year-results
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Randall C Starling, Jerry D Estep, Douglas A Horstmanshof, Carmelo A Milano, Josef Stehlik, Keyur B Shah, Brian A Bruckner, Sangjin Lee, James W Long, Craig H Selzman, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Donald C Haas, Andrew J Boyle, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Joseph G Rogers
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to provide the pre-specified primary endpoint of the ROADMAP (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients) trial at 2 years. BACKGROUND: The ROADMAP trial was a prospective nonrandomized observational study of 200 patients (97 with a left ventricular assist device [LVAD], 103 on optimal medical management [OMM]) that showed that survival with improved functional status at 1 year was better with LVADs compared with OMM in a patient population of ambulatory New York Heart Association functional class IIIb/IV patients...
March 30, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394763/abstracts-from-the-2017-conference-on-retroviruses-and-opportunistic-infections-february-13-16-2017-seattle-washington
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April 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389327/interactions-of-psychosocial-factors-with-built-environments-in-explaining-adolescents-active-transportation
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Xiaobo Wang, Terry L Conway, Kelli L Cain, Lawrence D Frank, Brian E Saelens, Carrie Geremia, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Jordan A Carlson, James F Sallis
The present study examined independent and interacting associations of psychosocial and neighborhood built environment variables with adolescents' reported active transportation. Moderating effects of adolescent sex were explored. Mixed-effects regression models were conducted on data from the Teen Environment and Neighborhood observational study (N=928) in the Seattle, WA and Baltimore regions 2009-2011. Frequency index of active transportation to neighborhood destinations (dependent variable) and 7 psychosocial measures were reported by adolescents...
April 4, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389145/serodiagnosis-of-dengue-virus-infection-using-commercially-available-antibody-and-ns1-antigen-elisas
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D Granger, Y S Leo, L K Lee, E S Theel
Accuracy of the InBios DENV Detect IgM, IgG and NS1 antigen (Ag) ELISAs (Seattle, WA) for detection of dengue virus (DENV) infection were evaluated using 100 retrospectively selected sera from acutely febrile patients presenting to a Singapore hospital. The InBios DENV NS1, IgM and IgG ELISAs had an overall sensitivity of 83.6%, 40% and 58.2% and an overall specificity of 97.8%, 97.8% and 55.6%, respectively. Simultaneous testing for NS1 and IgM-antibodies yielded a sensitivity and specificity of 85.5% and 95...
March 30, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388619/gps-or-travel-diary-comparing-spatial-and-temporal-characteristics-of-visits-to-fast-food-restaurants-and-supermarkets
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Jason Y Scully, Anne Vernez Moudon, Philip M Hurvitz, Anju Aggarwal, Adam Drewnowski
To assess differences between GPS and self-reported measures of location, we examined visits to fast food restaurants and supermarkets using a spatiotemporal framework. Data came from 446 participants who responded to a survey, filled out travel diaries of places visited, and wore a GPS receiver for seven consecutive days. Provided by Public Health Seattle King County, addresses from food permit data were matched to King County tax assessor parcels in a GIS. A three-step process was used to verify travel-diary reported visits using GPS records: (1) GPS records were temporally matched if their timestamps were within the time window created by the arrival and departure times reported in the travel diary; (2) the temporally matched GPS records were then spatially matched if they were located in a food establishment parcel of the same type reported in the diary; (3) the travel diary visit was then GPS-sensed if the name of food establishment in the parcel matched the one reported in the travel diary...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373931/piloting-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-for-adolescents-with-adhd
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Erin Schoenfelder, Megan Moreno, Molly Wilner, Kathryn B Whitlock, Jason A Mendoza
Physical activity (PA) reduces symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); interventions to increase PA may improve functioning and health for adolescents with ADHD. Mobile health (mHealth) technology and social media constitute promising interactive modalities for engaging adolescents-who are at highest risk for ADHD treatment drop-out-in interventions to increase PA. The current pilot study evaluated feasibility and acceptability of an innovative intervention incorporating an mHealth-linked wearable activity tracker (Fitbit Flex) and a Facebook group to increase PA among adolescents with ADHD...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362214/a-systematic-multidisciplinary-initiative-for-reducing-the-risk-of-complications-in-adult-scoliosis-surgery
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Rajiv Sethi, Quinlan D Buchlak, Vijay Yanamadala, Melissa L Anderson, Eric A Baldwin, Robert S Mecklenburg, Jean-Christophe Leveque, Alicia M Edwards, Mary Shea, Lisa Ross, Karen J Wernli
OBJECTIVE Systematic multidisciplinary approaches to improving quality and safety in complex surgical care have shown promise. Complication rates from complex spine surgery range from 10% to 90% for all surgeries, and the overall mortality rate is 1%-4%. These rates suggest the need for improved perioperative complex spine surgery processes designed to minimize risk and improve quality. METHODS The Group Health Research Institute and Virginia Mason Medical Center implemented a systematic multidisciplinary protocol, the Seattle Spine Team Protocol, in 2010...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359413/limited-added-value-of-circulating%C3%A2-inflammatory-biomarkers-in%C3%A2-chronic-heart%C3%A2-failure
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Ståle H Nymo, Pål Aukrust, John Kjekshus, John J V McMurray, John G F Cleland, John Wikstrand, Pieter Muntendam, Ursula Wienhues-Thelen, Roberto Latini, Erik Tandberg Askevold, Jørgen Gravning, Christen P Dahl, Kaspar Broch, Arne Yndestad, Lars Gullestad, Thor Ueland
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate whether a panel of biomarkers improved prognostication in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction of ischemic origin using a systematized approach according to suggested requirements for validation of new biomarkers. BACKGROUND: Modeling combinations of multiple circulating markers could potentially identify patients with HF at particularly high risk and aid in the selection of individualized therapy...
April 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358990/a-feasibility-study-on-using-an-internet-panel-survey-to-measure-perceptions-of-e-cigarettes-in-3-metropolitan-areas-2015
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Eric A Miller, Lewis Berman, Audie Atienza, Deirdre Middleton, Ronaldo Iachan, Robert Tortora, John Boyle
OBJECTIVES: Internet-panel surveys are emerging as a means to quickly and cost-effectively collect health data, and because of their large memberships, they could be used for community-level surveys. To determine the feasibility of using an internet-panel survey to quickly provide community-level data, we conducted a pilot test of a health survey in 3 US metropolitan areas. METHODS: We conducted internet-panel surveys in Cleveland, Ohio; New York, New York; and Seattle, Washington, in 2015...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353543/identifying-a-relationship-between-physical-frailty-and-heart-failure-symptoms
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Quin E Denfeld, Kerri Winters-Stone, James O Mudd, Shirin O Hiatt, Christopher S Lee
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome associated with significant symptom burden; however, our understanding of the relationship between symptoms and physical frailty in HF is limited. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify associations between symptoms and physical frailty in adults with HF. METHODS: A sample of adults with symptomatic HF were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. Physical symptoms were measured with the HF Somatic Perception Scale-Dyspnea subscale, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and the Brief Pain Inventory short form...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338921/the-relationship-between-objectively-measured-walking-and-risk-of-pedestrian-motor-vehicle-collision
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D Alex Quistberg, Eric J Howard, Philip M Hurvitz, Anne V Moudon, Beth E Ebel, Frederick P Rivara, Brian E Saelens
Safe urban walking environments may improve health by encouraging physical activity, but the relationship between an individual's location and walking pattern and the risk of pedestrian-motor vehicle collision is unknown. We examined associations between individuals' walking bouts and walking risk, measured as mean exposure to the risk of pedestrian-vehicle collision. Walking bouts were ascertained through integrated accelerometry and global positioning system data and from individual travel-diary data obtained from adults in the Travel Assessment and Community Study (King County, Washington) in 2008-2009...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329355/international-recommendations-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
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Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan A Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Jordan M Prutkin, Andre La Gerche, Michael J Ackerman, Mats Borjesson, Jack C Salerno, Irfan M Asif, David S Owens, Eugene H Chung, Michael S Emery, Victor F Froelicher, Hein Heidbuchel, Carmen Adamuz, Chad A Asplund, Gordon Cohen, Kimberly G Harmon, Joseph C Marek, Silvana Molossi, Josef Niebauer, Hank F Pelto, Marco V Perez, Nathan R Riding, Tess Saarel, Christian M Schmied, David M Shipon, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L Vetter, Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. A variety of mostly hereditary, structural, or electrical cardiac disorders are associated with SCD in young athletes, the majority of which can be identified or suggested by abnormalities on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Whether used for diagnostic or screening purposes, physicians responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes should be knowledgeable and competent in ECG interpretation in athletes. However, in most countries a shortage of physician expertise limits wider application of the ECG in the care of the athlete...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323322/adaptations-following-an-intermittent-hypoxia-hyperoxia-training-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-a-controlled-study
#19
Oleg Glazachev, Phylipp Kopylov, Davide Susta, Elena Dudnik, Elena Zagaynaya
BACKGROUND: Repeated exposure to intermittent normobaric hypoxia improves exercise tolerance in cardiac patients. Little is known on the effects of intermittent normobaric hypoxia-hyperoxia exposure in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients (New York Heart Association II-III). HYPOTHESIS: IHHT improves exercise tolerance, cardiometabolic profile, and quality of life in CAD patients. METHODS: The study design was a nonrandomized, controlled, before-and-after trial...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320996/feasibility-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-myocardial-revascularization-therapy-for-post-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients-and-refractory-angina-pectoris-patients
#20
Masahiro Myojo, Jiro Ando, Masae Uehara, Masao Daimon, Masafumi Watanabe, Issei Komuro
Extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularization (ESMR) is one of the new treatment options for refractory angina pectoris (RAP), and some studies have indicated its effectiveness. A single-arm prospective trial to assess the feasibility of ESMR using Cardiospec for patients with post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and RAP was designed and performed. The patients were treated with 9 sessions of ESMR to the ischemic areas for 9 weeks. The feasibility measures included echocardiography; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; troponin T, creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), and brain natriuretic peptide testing; and a Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) survey...
April 6, 2017: International Heart Journal
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