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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933693/heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-an-analysis-of-the-unos-database
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Alexander N Goel, Amit Iyengar, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Andrew C Fiore, Charles B Huddleston
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of debate due to the shortage of available donor organs. We sought to perform the first large-scale retrospective cohort study describing the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in this population. The United Network of Organ Sharing database was queried from 2008 to 2015 for pediatric patients (age <19 years) receiving first, isolated heart transplant. Recipients were divided into three subgroups: definite ID, probable ID, and no ID...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933568/healthcare-costs-among-patients-with-heart-failure-a-comparison-of-costs-between-matched-decedent-and-survivor-cohorts
#2
Engels N Obi, Jason P Swindle, Stuart J Turner, Patricia A Russo, Aylin Altan
INTRODUCTION: Prior research suggests increased costs during the final months of life, yet little is known about healthcare cost differences between patients with heart failure (HF) who die or survive. METHODS: A retrospective claims study from a large US health plan [commercial and Medicare Advantage with Part D (MAPD)] was conducted. Patients were ≥18 years old with two non-inpatient or one inpatient claim(s) with HF diagnosis code(s). The earliest HF claim date during 1 January 2010-31 December 2011 was the index date...
December 8, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933206/improving-inflammatory-arthritis-management-through-tighter-monitoring-of-patients-and-the-use-of-innovative-electronic-tools
#3
REVIEW
Piet van Riel, Rieke Alten, Bernard Combe, Diana Abdulganieva, Paola Bousquet, Molly Courtenay, Cinzia Curiale, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Glenn Haugeberg, Burkhard Leeb, Kari Puolakka, Angelo Ravelli, Bernhard Rintelen, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
Treating to target by monitoring disease activity and adjusting therapy to attain remission or low disease activity has been shown to lead to improved outcomes in chronic rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. Patient-reported outcomes, used in conjunction with clinical measures, add an important perspective of disease activity as perceived by the patient. Several validated PROs are available for inflammatory arthritis, and advances in electronic patient monitoring tools are helping patients with chronic diseases to self-monitor and assess their symptoms and health...
2016: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933194/contribution-of-the-long-term-care-insurance-certificate-for-predicting-1-year-all-cause-readmission-compared-with-validated-risk-scores-in-elderly-patients-with-heart-failure
#4
Kayo Takahashi, Makoto Saito, Shinji Inaba, Toru Morofuji, Hiroe Aisu, Takumi Sumimoto, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Shuntaro Ikeda, Jitsuo Higaki
OBJECTIVES: Readmission is a common and serious problem associated with heart failure (HF). Unfortunately, conventional risk models have limited predictive value for predicting readmission. The recipients of long-term care insurance (LTCI) are frail and have mental and physical impairments. We hypothesised that adjustment of the conventional risk score with an LTCI certificate enables a more accurate appreciation of readmission for HF. METHODS: We investigated 452 patients with HF who were followed up for 1 year to determine all-cause readmission...
2016: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932994/comparative-mrna-and-microrna-profiling-during-acute-myocardial-infarction-induced-by-coronary-occlusion-and-ablation-radio-frequency-currents
#5
Eduardo T Santana, Regiane Dos Santos Feliciano, Andrey J Serra, Eduardo Brigidio, Ednei L Antonio, Paulo J F Tucci, Lubov Nathanson, Mariana Morris, José A Silva
The ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery is the most commonly used experimental model to induce myocardial infarction (MI) in rodents. A high mortality in the acute phase and the heterogeneity of the size of the MI obtained are drawbacks recognized in this model. In an attempt to solve the problem, our group recently developed a new MI experimental model which is based on application of myocardial ablation radio-frequency currents (AB-RF) that yielded MI with homogeneous sizes and significantly reduce acute mortality...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932871/efficacy-and-safety-outcomes-of-fractional-flow-reserve-in-guiding-clinical-therapy-of-non-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-compared-with-angiography-alone-in-elderly-chinese-patients
#6
Zhao Zhang, Ke Li, Jinwen Tian
OBJECTIVE: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an innovative method for evaluating the physiological significance of a coronary stenosis, but its validity is less certain in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It is important to assess whether FFR is effective and safe in patients, especially elderly Chinese patients, with NSTEMI. As the first one in China, the purpose of this study was to establish the efficacy and safety outcomes of FFR in guiding clinical therapy of NSTEMI compared with angiography alone in elderly Chinese patients...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932426/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-hemodynamic-support-of-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation
#7
Francesca Baratto, Federico Pappalardo, Teresa Oloriz, Caterina Bisceglia, Pasquale Vergara, John Silberbauer, Nicolò Albanese, Manuela Cireddu, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Ambra Licia Di Prima, Fabrizio Monaco, Gabriele Paglino, Andrea Radinovic, Damiano Regazzoli, Simona Silvetti, Nicola Trevisi, Alberto Zangrillo, Paolo Della Bella
BACKGROUND: We report the experience in a cohort of consecutive patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during catheter ablation of unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) at our center. METHODS AND RESULTS: From 2010 to 2015, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated in 64 patients (average age: 63±15 years; left ventricular ejection fraction in 27±9%; cardiogenic shock in 23%, and electrical storm in 62% of patients) undergoing 74 unstable VT catheter ablation procedures...
December 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932373/sickle-cell-trait-is-not-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-heart-failure-or-abnormalities-of-cardiac-structure-and-function
#8
Natalie A Bello, Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Nicholas S Roetker, Samantha R Seals, Rakhi P Naik, Vimal K Derebail, Abhijit V Kshirsagar, Nigel S Key, James G Wilson, Adolfo Correa, Robert J Adams, Leonard D Egede, Will Longstreth, Gaurav Choudhary, Beatrice E Gee, Austin L Hughes, Amil M Shah, JoAnn E Manson, Matthew Allison, Gregory L Burke, Aaron R Folsom, Cara L Carty, Alexander P Reiner, Scott D Solomon, Suma H Konety
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December 8, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932271/deactivation-of-left-ventricular-assist-devices-differing-perspectives-of-cardiology-and-hospice-palliative-medicine-clinicians
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Colleen K McIlvennan, Sara E Wordingham, Larry A Allen, Daniel D Matlock, Jacqueline Jones, Shannon M Dunlay, Keith M Swetz
BACKGROUND: Beliefs around deactivation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) vary substantially between clinicians, institutions, and patients. Therefore, we sought to understand perspectives regarding LVAD deactivation among cardiology and hospice/palliative medicine (HPM) clinicians. METHODS AND RESULTS: We administered a 41-item survey via electronic mail to members of 3 cardiology and 1 HPM professional societies. A convergent parallel mixed methods design was used...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932261/does-adding-clinical-data-to-administrative-data-improve-agreement-among-hospital-quality-measures
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Amresh D Hanchate, Kelly L Stolzmann, Amy K Rosen, Aaron S Fink, Michael Shwartz, Arlene S Ash, Hassen Abdulkerim, Mary Jo V Pugh, Priti Shokeen, Ann Borzecki
BACKGROUND: Hospital performance measures based on patient mortality and readmission have indicated modest rates of agreement. We examined if combining clinical data on laboratory tests and vital signs with administrative data leads to improved agreement with each other, and with other measures of hospital performance in the nation's largest integrated health care system. METHODS: We used patient-level administrative and clinical data, and hospital-level data on quality indicators, for 2007-2010 from the Veterans Health Administration (VA)...
December 5, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932148/low-dose-spinal-block-with-continuous-epidural-infusion-for-renal-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-alport-syndrome-a-case-report
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F Gobbi, G Sales, P Bretto, P P Donadio, L Brazzi
OBJECTIVE: We aim to describe management of a patient receiving renal transplantation for chronic renal failure due to Alport syndrome with low dose of intrathecal bupivacaine and continuous epidural infusion of local anesthetic. CASE REPORT: A 38-years-old man with chronic renal failure secondary to Alport syndrome underwent kidney transplantation. Because of a high risk of respiratory and cardiovascular complications related to the patient's baseline lung disease and abnormalities in heart conduction, we selected combined spinal-epidural anesthesia...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932137/quality-of-life-according-to-urgency-status-in-de-novo-heart-transplant-recipients
#12
B Díaz-Molina, J L Lambert, F G Vílchez, F Cadenas, M J Bernardo, E Velasco, M Martín, C Morís
INTRODUCTION: Elective heart transplantation (HTX) aims to improve physical ability, increase survival, and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic heart failure. Nevertheless, most patients who undergo urgent HTX are previously healthy, and a transplant could be perceived as a limitation. The aim of this study is to compare HRQoL between elective and urgent heart transplant recipients. METHODS: Cohort study including patients undergoing heart transplantation between January 1998 and March 2012 in a single center...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931654/the-response-of-the-microcirculation-to-mechanical-support-of-the-heart-in-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Sakir Akin, Atila Kara, Corstiaan A den Uil, Can Ince
Critical illness associated with cardiac pump failure results in reduced tissue perfusion in all organs and occurs in various conditions such as sepsis, cardiogenic shock, and heart failure. Mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices can be used to maintain organ perfusion in patients with cardiogenic shock and decompensated chronic heart failure. However, correction of global hemodynamic parameters by MCS does not always cause a parallel improvement in microcirculatory perfusion and oxygenation of the organ systems, a condition referred to as a loss of hemodynamic coherence between macro- and microcirculation (MC)...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931607/causes-of-death-in-anticoagulated-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Antonio Gómez-Outes, Julián Lagunar-Ruíz, Ana-Isabel Terleira-Fernández, Gonzalo Calvo-Rojas, Maria Luisa Suárez-Gea, Emilio Vargas-Castrillón
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulation reduces the risk of mortality in atrial fibrillation (AF), but examination of the causes of death is essential to design new strategies to further reduce the high mortality rates observed in this population. OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to analyze and compare causes of death in patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) or warfarin for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) in AF. METHODS: The authors systematically searched for randomized trials of DOAC versus warfarin for prevention of stroke/SE in AF...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931605/bariatric-surgery-and-the-risk-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-swedish%C3%A2-obese-subjects
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Shabbar Jamaly, Lena Carlsson, Markku Peltonen, Peter Jacobson, Lars Sjöström, Kristjan Karason
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, which in turn is associated with stroke, heart failure, and increased all-cause mortality. OBJECTIVES: The authors investigated whether weight loss through bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation. METHODS: SOS (Swedish Obese Subjects) is a prospective matched cohort study conducted at 25 surgical departments and 480 primary healthcare centers in Sweden...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931593/techniques-and-outcomes-of%C3%A2-percutaneous-aortic-paravalvular%C3%A2-leak%C3%A2-closure
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Mohamad Alkhouli, Mohammad Sarraf, Elad Maor, Saurabh Sanon, Allison Cabalka, Mackram F Eleid, Donald J Hagler, Peter Pollak, Guy Reeder, Charanjit S Rihal
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to provide a summary of the currently applied aortic paravalvular leak (PVL) closure techniques and describe the procedural and long-term outcomes in a large consecutive cohort of patients. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous repair has emerged as an effective therapy for patients with PVL. To date, clinical outcome data on percutaneous closure of aortic PVL are limited. METHODS: All patients who underwent catheter-based treatment of aortic PVL between 2006 and 2015 were identified...
December 12, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931552/effects-of-sustained-release-trimetazidine-on-chronically-dysfunctional-myocardium-of-ischemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-six-months-follow-up-result
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A Momen, M Ali, P K Karmakar, M Z Ali, A Haque, M R Khan, M I Khalil, M S Hossain, R M Huda, M N Goni
BACKGROUND: Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a growing burden in third world countries. So far, benefits of trimetazidine in this group of patients have been suggested by clinical trials mainly conducted in Europe. We evaluated the effect of trimetazidine on ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in our population. METHODS AND RESULTS: 98 patients (aged 58.5±9.2 years), admitted with decompensated heart failure with previous history of MI and/or documentation of significant CAD with previous CAG, were chosen for the study...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931551/metabolic-manipulation-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-assessing-the-role-of-trimetazidine
#18
Suman Jatain, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Roopali Khanna, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin Goel
OBJECTIVES: To study the role of metabolic modulator (trimetazidine: TMZ) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Optimizing altered substrate metabolism in heart failure (HF) with metabolic modulators allows more efficacious energy production from glucose than from free fatty acids. METHODS: 100 patients of DCM (47.7 years, NYHA class 2.17, LVEF 27.3%) were randomized to TMZ (20mg tid, n=50) vs conventional therapy (n=50). Functional status, BNP and various echocardiographic parameters were assessed at 3-6 months...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931542/risk-profile-and-in-hospital-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-presenting-for-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-the-tunisian-context
#19
Walid Jomaa, Sonia Hamdi, Imen Ben Ali, Mohamed A Azaiez, Aymen El Hraiech, Khaldoun Ben Hamda, Faouzi Maatouk
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the risk profile and in-hospital prognosis of elderly patients presenting for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Tunisia. We sought to determine in-hospital prognosis of elderly patients with STEMI in a Tunisian center. METHODS: The study was carried out on a retrospective registry enrolling 1403 patients presenting with STEMI in a Tunisian center between January 1998 and January 2013. Patients ≥75 years old were considered elderly...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931504/clinical-benefits-of-stem-cells-for-chronic-symptomatic-systolic-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-of-the-existing-data-and-ongoing-trials
#20
Marie-France Poulin, Anjan Deka, Burhan Mohamedali, Gary L Schaer
The benefits of stem cell therapy for patients with chronic symptomatic systolic heart failure due to ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM and NICM, respectively) are unclear. We performed a systematic review of major published and ongoing trials of stem cell therapy for systolic heart failure and compared measured clinical outcomes for both types of cardiomyopathy. The majority of the 29 published studies demonstrated clinical benefits of autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs)...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
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