PodMed – Week of April 24, 2017

This week’s topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes. Program notes: 0:33 Short term corticosteroids and consequences 1:32 20% got a prescription for steroids 2:34 Steroids for minor indications 3:02 Azithromycin and ventricular arrhythmias 4:02 Over 14 million […]
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: All Podcasts Diabetes Eye Care Heart And Vascular Patient Care PodMed Source Type: podcasts

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iRhythm and Verily announced a partnership last month to “co-develop solutions intended to provide early warning, diagnosis and management for patients, particularly for those with silent or undiagnosed AF.” We spoke with iRhythm CEO Kevi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Exclusive irhythm verily Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Results show that ThuLEP could be a better option in high-risk patients with BPH.
Source: Urology Annals - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsA high incidence of CV events, with no apparent correlation with CV comorbidities or risk factors, was observed. Prompt identification and treatment of CV events allowed most pts to complete the treatment with FP.Clinical trial identificationNCT02665312.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureM. Aglietta: Advisory / Consultancy: Bristol-Myers Squibb; Advisory / Consultancy: Merck; Advisory / Consultancy: Roche. All other authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
türk F Abstract OBJECTIVE: Ventricular repolarization (VR) markers may predict ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac arrest. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of a hemodialysis (HD) session and HD adequacy on VR markers in HD patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at 2 university hospitals with 83 patients and VR markers were measured before and after an HD session: QT, QTc, QT minimum, QT maximum, dispersion of QT (QTd), T-peak to T-end (Tp-e) interval, and Tp-e/QT. Kt/V measurements calculated using the second generation Daugirdas formula were used to indicat...
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Hypertension affects about 103 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is often associated with hypertension and could affect up to 6 million people per CDC statistics, can be asymptomatic, so patients may be unaware they have it. The CDC also reports that more than 600,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, and coronary artery disease is the most common type of such disease. Also impacting the heart is diabetes—and more than 100 million Americans suffer from it, the CDC reported. “Heart dise...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Conclusions: Multidisciplinary approaches are necessary from obstetricians, cardiologists, anesthesiologists and perinatologists for pregnancy monitoring and delivery outcomes. PMID: 31569595 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
Abstract Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of premature death and disability in humans and their incidence is on the rise globally. Given their substantial contribution towards the escalating costs of health care, they also generate a high socio-economic burden in the general population. The underlying pathogenesis and progression associated with nearly all CVDs is predominantly of atherosclerotic origin that leads to the development of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, venous thromboembolism and, peripheral vascular disease, subsequently causing myocardial infarction, cardiac ar...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: RAS have a role in the cardiac sympathetic nerve sprouting and cardiac arrhythmias induced by type 2 DM and its blockade might have a cardioprotective effect via attenuation of sympathetic nerve fibres remodelling, myocardial norepinephrine contents and oxidative stress. PMID: 31544705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
This study aimed to clarify the relationship between the level of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and the duration of hypoglycemia in type  2 diabetes patients treated with sulfonylureas.Materials and MethodsGlucose levels in the enrolled patients (n  = 300) were investigated with a professional continuous glucose monitoring device in the outpatient setting at six diabetes centers in Japan.ResultsA total of 269 participants completed the study. The duration of hypoglycemia with glucose values of
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to clarify the relation between the level of HbA1c and the duration of hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes patients treated with sulfonylureas.Materials and MethodsGlucose levels in the enrolled patients (n = 300) were investigated with a professional continuous glucose monitoring device in the outpatient setting at six diabetes centers in Japan.ResultsA total of 269 subjects completed the study. The duration of hypoglycemia with glucose values of
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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