Acute heart failure presentations and outcomes during the fasting month of Ramadan: an observational report from seven middle eastern countries.

CONCLUSIONS: The current study represents the largest evaluation of the effects of fasting on AHF. We report an improved volume status in fasting patients. There were also favorable effects on atrial arrhythmia and total cholesterol and no effects on immediate or long term outcomes. PMID: 28871820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Despite modern advances in screening, management, and interventional measures for CVD, rising trends in CVD risk factors across all sex and race/ethnic groups call for attention by preventive cardiologists. PMID: 32483642 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Southern Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: South Med J Source Type: research
Once considered a rare disease, wild type transthyretin amyloidosis (wtATTR) is currently being recognized as a prevalent disease in the elderly population, as it is estimated to be present in a significant subset of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) or with degenerative aortic stenosis [1,2]. The increasing population ageing, together with the availability of novel, non-invasive diagnostic tools (namely bone tracer scintigraphy), as well as the growing awareness in the medical community has led to a dramatic increase in the number of diagnosis of wtATTR in the developed countries [3].
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusions. LDL-C is the lipid fraction strongest associated with younger age of presentation of first MI. These results support the importance of controlling and treating LDL-C in prevention of premature MI. PMID: 32483990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Redox BiologyAuthor(s): Matias M. Vazquez, Maria V. Gutierrez, Sonia R. Salvatore, Marcelo Puiatti, Virginia Actis Dato, Gustavo A. Chiabrando, Bruce A. Freeman, Francisco J. Schopfer, Gustavo Bonacci
Source: Redox Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Resumo O objetivo deste artigo é avaliar efeitos de um protocolo misto de exercícios físicos sobre o risco cardiovascular (RCV), qualidade de vida e presença de sintomas depressivos em idosos hipertensos. Estudo longitudinal, prospectivo e quase-experimental com 48 idosos. Desenvolveu-se um protocolo de exercícios físicos d urante 16 semanas, segundo American College Sports of Medicine e foram realizadas avaliações antropométricas (peso, estatura, índice de massa corporal e circunferência da cintura) e bioquímicas (colesterol total, LDL-c, H...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
ConclusionRobotically assisted Heller myotomy and POEM are safe and efficacious treatments for achalasia with lower rates of technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy. With the advancements in endoscopic instruments and robotic surgery, POEM and robotically assisted Heller myotomy should be considered in the treatment of achalasia and esophageal dysmotility disorders.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Nocturia impairs quality of life (QoL). We have performed a non-interventional study in which men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were treated for at least 3 months with tamsulosin oral controlled absorption system (0.4 mg q.d.). Other than observing efficacy and tolerability of this drug formulation, the study was designed to explore the relative roles of number of nocturia episodes and of non-urological causes of nocturia on nocturia-related QoL at baseline and treatment-associated changes thereof. The study enrolled 5775 men seeking treatment of their LUTS. Tamsulosin improved LUTS, e.g. International Prostate ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractTherapeutic intervention for prostate cancer mostly relies on eliminating circulating androgen or antagonizing its effect at the cellular level. As the use of endocrine therapies grows, an under-reported incidence of cardiovascular toxicities occurs in prostate cancer patients. In this review, we summarize data of clinical studies, investigating the cardiovascular and metabolic alterations associated with the use of old and new endocrine drugs (gonadotropin-releasing hormone [GnRH] agonists and antagonists, androgen receptor inhibitors, 17 α-hydroxylase/c-17,20-lyase [CYP17] inhibitor) in prostate cancer. To ...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Rates of seclusion and restraint at American hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals, fell between 2013 and 2017, at least among those with the highest rates. For-profit hospitals appear to use seclusion and restraint much less than nonprofit and government-owned facilities, according to areport inPsychiatric Services in Advance.But there continues to be enormous variability in the use of seclusion and restraint across hospitals. Moreover, reporting of data on seclusion and restraint use is marred by errors and lack of detail, including data on patient characteristics.Public reporting of such data is intended to allow p...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Compare restraint seclusion Vincent Staggs Source Type: research
AbstractCOVID 19 is much more than an infectious disease by SARS-CoV-2 followed by a disproportionate immune response. An older age, diabetes and history of cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension, but also chronic heart failure and coronary artery disease among others, are between the most important risk factors. In addition, during the hospitalization both hyperglycaemia and heart failure are frequent. Less frequent are acute coronary syndrome, arrhythmias and stroke. Accordingly, not all prolonged stays or even deaths are due directly to SARS-CoV-2. To our knowledge, this is the first review, focusing both on ca...
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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