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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725324/cardiorenal-syndrome-role-of-arginine-vasopressin-and-vaptans-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Poornima Vinod, Vinod Krishnappa, Abigail M Chauvin, Anshika Khare, Rupesh Raina
Heart and kidney failure continued to be of increasing prevalence in today's society, and their comorbidity has synergistic effect on the morbidity and mortality of patients. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a complex disease with multifactorial pathophysiology. Better understanding of this pathophysiological network is crucial for the successful intervention to prevent advancement of the disease process. One of the major factors in this process is neurohormonal activation, predominantly involving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and arginine vasopressin (AVP)...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733435/different-implications-of-heart-failure-ischemic-stroke-and-mortality-between-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter-a-view-from-a-national-cohort-study
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Yu-Sheng Lin, Tien-Hsing Chen, Ching-Chi Chi, Ming-Shyan Lin, Tao-Hsin Tung, Chi-Hung Liu, Yung-Lung Chen, Mien-Cheng Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial flutter (AFL) has been identified to be equivalent to atrial fibrillation (AF) in terms of preventing ischemic stroke, although differences exist in atrial rate, substrate, and electrophysiological mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate differences in clinical outcomes between nonvalvular AF and AFL. METHODS AND RESULTS: AF and AFL patients without any prescribed anticoagulation were enrolled from a 13-year national cohort database. Under series exclusion criteria, ischemic stroke, heart failure hospitalization, and all-cause mortality were compared between the groups in real-world conditions and after propensity score matching...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733546/increased-risk-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Chien-Cheng Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Hung-Jung Lin, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Bin Su, How-Ran Guo
Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) causes hypoxic injury and inflammatory and immunological reactions in the brain and local organs including the pancreas. Therefore, it is plausible that COP may increase the risk for developing diabetes mellitus (DM), but studies on this possible association are limited. We conducted a nationwide study in Taiwan to fill the data gap. We used the Nationwide Poisoning Database and the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 to identify all COP patients diagnosed between 1999 and 2012 (the study cohort) and then construct a comparison cohort of patients without COP through matching at 1:3 by the index date and age...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735461/pneumonia-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-vaccine
#4
REVIEW
Gyu-Lee Kim, Seung-Han Seon, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Pneumonia is an inflammatory disease of the lung, responsible for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other microorganisms. Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive bacterium with over 90 serotypes, is the most common causative agent. Moreover, comorbid factors including heart failure, renal disease, and pulmonary disease could increase the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia. Since the advent of the pneumococcal vaccine in the 1980s, the incidence of pneumonia has decreased significantly...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735756/incidence-and-determinants-of-hyperkalemia-and-hypokalemia-in-a-large-healthcare-system
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Erik Nilsson, Alessandro Gasparini, Johan Ärnlöv, Hairong Xu, Karin M Henriksson, Josef Coresh, Morgan E Grams, Juan Jesus Carrero
BACKGROUND: Hypo- and hyperkalemia in clinical settings are insufficiently characterized and large-scale data from Europe lacking. We studied incidence and determinants of these abnormalities in a large Swedish healthcare system. METHODS: Observational study from the Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements project, including adult individuals from Stockholm accessing healthcare in 2009 (n=364,955). Over 3-years, we estimated the incidence of hypokalemia, defined as potassium<3...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735924/obstructive-sleep-apnea-effect-of-comorbidities-and-positive-airway-pressure-on-all-cause-mortality
#6
Poul Jennum, Philip Tønnesen, Rikke Ibsen, Jakob Kjellberg
OBJECTIVE: Most studies have used cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) end-points to measure the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), but pre-diagnostic morbidities involve a range of comorbidities that may influence the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We therefore aimed to evaluate all-cause total mortality after a diagnosis of OSA, the effect of CPAP in women and men, and the potential effect of major comorbidities. METHODS: We used national registry data as a historical cohort and included 22,135 OSA patients aged 20 years or more with comorbidity data three years before diagnosis and follow-up morbidity and mortality over a period of 17 years...
August 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591533/management-of-septic-shock
#7
Rebecca E Berger, Emanuel Rivers, Mitchell M Levy
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 376, Issue 23, Page 2282-2285, June 2017.
June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592453/diagnosis-and-management-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-fourth-consensus-report-of-the-dlb-consortium
#8
REVIEW
Ian G McKeith, Bradley F Boeve, Dennis W Dickson, Glenda Halliday, John-Paul Taylor, Daniel Weintraub, Dag Aarsland, James Galvin, Johannes Attems, Clive G Ballard, Ashley Bayston, Thomas G Beach, Frédéric Blanc, Nicolaas Bohnen, Laura Bonanni, Jose Bras, Patrik Brundin, David Burn, Alice Chen-Plotkin, John E Duda, Omar El-Agnaf, Howard Feldman, Tanis J Ferman, Dominic Ffytche, Hiroshige Fujishiro, Douglas Galasko, Jennifer G Goldman, Stephen N Gomperts, Neill R Graff-Radford, Lawrence S Honig, Alex Iranzo, Kejal Kantarci, Daniel Kaufer, Walter Kukull, Virginia M Y Lee, James B Leverenz, Simon Lewis, Carol Lippa, Angela Lunde, Mario Masellis, Eliezer Masliah, Pamela McLean, Brit Mollenhauer, Thomas J Montine, Emilio Moreno, Etsuro Mori, Melissa Murray, John T O'Brien, Sotoshi Orimo, Ronald B Postuma, Shankar Ramaswamy, Owen A Ross, David P Salmon, Andrew Singleton, Angela Taylor, Alan Thomas, Pietro Tiraboschi, Jon B Toledo, John Q Trojanowski, Debby Tsuang, Zuzana Walker, Masahito Yamada, Kenji Kosaka
The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has refined its recommendations about the clinical and pathologic diagnosis of DLB, updating the previous report, which has been in widespread use for the last decade. The revised DLB consensus criteria now distinguish clearly between clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers, and give guidance about optimal methods to establish and interpret these. Substantial new information has been incorporated about previously reported aspects of DLB, with increased diagnostic weighting given to REM sleep behavior disorder and (123)iodine-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) myocardial scintigraphy...
July 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682030/-hemodialysis-and-cardiovascular-outcome
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Laura Panicali, Fabiana Brigante, Elena Mancini
Hemodialysis patients often present multiple comorbidities and have a high mortality rate (15-20% per year), mostly due to cardiovascular events. Besides predisposing pathological conditions related to uremia (heart failure, coronary heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, arrhythmias), they also have specific risk factors linked to the hemodialysis (HD) treatment in itself: chronic inflammation, fluid overload, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, arterovenous fistula. These factors may affect the hemodynamic compensatory systems (vascular refilling, arteriolar and venous tone, autonomic nervous system response) to fluid removal, with high risk of intra-dialysis hypotension (IDH) episodes or arrhythmic events...
March 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598792/croi-2017-complications-and-comorbidities-of-hiv-disease-and-its-treatment
#10
Judith S Currier, Diane V Havlir
Complications of HIV disease remained a major focus at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), and included studies focused on noncommunicable chronic diseases (eg, cardiovascular disease, obesity, bone disease, and malignancies) and opportunistic infections (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and cryptococcosis). Progress in identifying predictors of specific complications as well as interventions for the prevention and treatment of these comorbidities are summarized below.
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656020/group-a-streptococcal-bacteremia-following-streptococcal-pharyngitis-in-an-older-patient-with-diabetes-a-case-report%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2
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Mehida Alexandre, Ruth Wang'ondu, Leo M Cooney
Group A streptococcus (GAS) is responsible for a wide range of both invasive and noninvasive infections. Severe invasive group A streptococcal infection is associated with morbidity and mortality and has been linked to chronic medical conditions with skin and soft tissues involvement, and intravenous drug use (IVDU). Invasive diseases are, however, rare and have been recognized to affect the extremes of age (younger than 10 years of age and older than 74). We report a case of Group A streptococcus bacteremia following pharyngitis in a 76-year-old diabetic male with no history of IVDU...
June 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603584/acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
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REVIEW
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saveiro, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Lívia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães
Acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) is the most frequent complication of cholelithiasis and represents one-third of all surgical emergency hospital admissions, many aspects of the disease are still a matter of debate. Knowledge of the current evidence may allow the surgical team to develop practical bedside decision-making strategies, aiming at a less demanding procedure and lower frequency of complications. In this regard, recommendations on the diagnosis supported by specific criteria and severity scores are being implemented, to prioritize patients eligible for urgency surgery...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476644/autoantibody-mediated-diseases-of-the-cns-structure-dysfunction-and-therapy
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REVIEW
James Varley, Jennifer Taylor, Sarosh R Irani
The field of neuronal autoantibody associated diseases of the central nervous system has expanded dramatically in the last few years. The range of identified neuronal and glial antibody targets has led to the accurate classification of a number of syndromes which each associate with characteristic clinical features. These diseases are especially important due to their frequent response to immunotherapies. Antibodies against the N-methyl, d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and leucine-rich glioma inactivated 1 (LGI1) are the commonest autoantibodies known in patients with autoimmune forms of encephalitis...
May 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624979/new-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-iga-nephropathy
#14
REVIEW
See Cheng Yeo, Chee Kay Cheung, Jonathan Barratt
IgA nephropathy is the most common form of glomerulonephritis in many parts of the world and remains an important cause of end-stage renal disease. Current evidence suggests that IgA nephropathy is not due to a single pathogenic insult, but rather the result of multiple sequential pathogenic "hits". An abnormally increased level of circulating poorly O-galactosylated IgA1 and the production of O-glycan-specific antibodies leads to the formation of IgA1-containing immune complexes, and their subsequent mesangial deposition results in inflammation and glomerular injury...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600070/colorectal-cancer-screening-recommendations-for-physicians-and-patients-from-the-u-s-multi-society-task-force-on-colorectal-cancer
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Douglas K Rex, C Richard Boland, Jason A Dominitz, Francis M Giardiello, David A Johnson, Tonya Kaltenbach, Theodore R Levin, David Lieberman, Douglas J Robertson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606649/accuracy-of-lung-ultrasound-in-patients-with-acute-dyspnea-the-influence-of-age-multimorbidity-and-cognitive-and-motor-impairment
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Luca Vizioli, Paola Forti, Elena Bartoli, Marco Giovagnoli, Guerino Recinella, Davide Bernucci, Marco Masetti, Elena Martino, Gian Luca Pirazzoli, Marco Zoli, Giampaolo Bianchi
Discriminating between causes of dyspnea may be difficult, particularly in the elderly. The aim of this retrospective study of 83 inpatients with acute dyspnea was to assess the influence of age, multimorbidity and cognitive or motor impairment on the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in discriminating acute heart failure (AHF) from noncardiogenic dyspnea (NCD). Univariate analysis indicates that LUS misdiagnosis was associated with the following parameters: history of stroke (p = 0.037), lower activity of daily living (p = 0...
June 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556585/a-practical-approach-to-diagnosing-endocrine-hypertension
#17
REVIEW
Jun Yang, Jimmy Shen, Peter J Fuller
Hypertension is a leading cardiovascular risk factor that remains difficult to manage in a large segment of the population. Secondary causes of hypertension, which are amenable to targeted treatment or even cure, may contribute to poor blood pressure control. The most common endocrine cause, primary aldosteronism, requires biochemical screening as there are often no symptoms or signs other than hypertension. Screening tests should be done after adequate preparation to optimise the results and minimise the confounding effects of diet and medications...
May 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-century-of-progress
#18
REVIEW
John A Goodfellow, Hugh J Willison
In 1916, Guillain, Barré and Strohl reported on two cases of acute flaccid paralysis with high cerebrospinal fluid protein levels and normal cell counts - novel findings that identified the disease we now know as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). 100 years on, we have made great progress with the clinical and pathological characterization of GBS. Early clinicopathological and animal studies indicated that GBS was an immune-mediated demyelinating disorder, and that severe GBS could result in secondary axonal injury; the current treatments of plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin, which were developed in the 1980s, are based on this premise...
December 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573445/cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-with-exacerbation-of-copd
#19
Tomasz Rusinowicz, Tadeusz M Zielonka, Katarzyna Zycinska
Supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Multiple factors can contribute to the development of arrhythmias in patients with exacerbation of the disease, including: respiratory or heart failure, hypertension, coronary disease and also medications. In the present study we seek to determine the prevalence of cardiac arrhythmias and risk factors among patients with exacerbation of COPD. The study was a retrospective evaluation of 2753 24-h Holter recordings of patients hospitalized in 2004-2016...
June 2, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576397/the-contribution-of-clinical-and-pathological-predisposing-factors-to-severe-gastro-duodenal-lesions-in-patients-with-long-term-low-dose-aspirin-and-proton-pump-inhibitor-therapy
#20
Anca Negovan, Mihaela Iancu, Valeriu Moldovan, Kinga Sàrkàny, Simona Bataga, Simona Mocan, Ioan Țilea, Claudia Banescu
BACKGROUND: Preventive strategies developed to avoid the complications of antiplatelet therapies recommend the evaluation of risk factors for gastrointestinal events and indicated gastroprotective strategies. AIM: We aimed to assess the impact of predisposing factors - histological findings, concomitant drug consumption, comorbidities, symptoms, social habits, Helicobacter pylori infection - on severe gastro-duodenal lesions in patients with low-dose aspirin and concomitant protective therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPI)...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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