Insertable cardiac monitor detection of silent atrial fibrillation in candidates for percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure
Conclusion An occult preexisting atrial fibrillation may lead to unnecessary percutaneous foramen ovale closure in a significant proportion of patients. A 6-month loop-recorder monitoring may improve the patient oriented decision-making.
CONCLUSION: The design results revealed that an optimum exposure of 1:2 of isopropanol: formaldehyde vapours for sixty minutes resulted in desired release of second pulse of dose after a predetermined lag time of 5 hours as desired. '3Cap' system was successful in achieving floating and pulsed release of hypertensive drug opening a 'new lease of life' to the existing drug molecule. PMID: 32484113 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A newly developed form of insulin which combines human insulin with fast acting venom insulin produced by sea snails may help improve treatments for diabetes, according to a study published inNature Structural and Molecular Biology.Science Daily
According to a study published inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, obesity is not associated with an increased risk of developing thyroid disease or thyroid cancer.Endocrinology Advisor
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study demonstrated an improved medication reconciliation process with pharmacist involvement, expanding the body of evidence that pharmacists can enhance TOC management in an inpatient setting. These results highlight the utility of a pharmacist in the implementation and refinement of TOC services and provides impetus for a team-based approach when patients experience a TOC. PMID: 32483643 [PubMed - in process]
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]
Authors: Aizenshtein A, Kachel E, Liza GR, Hijazi B, Blum A Abstract OBJECTIVE: White blood cells (WBCs) play a major role in inflammation, with effects on the vascular wall, the microvascular blood flow, and endothelial cells and endothelial function. Previous studies have shown that a high WBC count may increase the risk of cardiovascular complication rate and mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between preoperative WBC count and the post-CABG clinical outcome. METHODS: A retrospective study that was based on 239 patients who underw...
In a recent  retrospective analysis in 325 non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients treated with novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC), authors suggested a higher risk of thrombosis in obese/overweight vs. other patients, particularly those treated with dabigatran; and a higher risk of bleeding, particularly related to factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban). They proposed that obesity moderated the NOAC effects, differently for different NOACs. However a) the study did not test for moderation [(warfarin vs.
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 .
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Obesity Research &Clinical PracticeAuthor(s): Chao-Yung Wang, Keng-Hau Liu, Ming-Lung Tsai, Ming-Yun Ho, Jih-Kai Yeh, I.-Chang Hsieh, Ming-Shien Wen, Ta-Sen Yeh
Authors: Yen HY, Hsu H Abstract Engaging in healthy eating and active living is an effective strategy for preventing noncommunicable diseases in older populations. The purposes were to compare the prevalence rates across countries and explore health factors associated with healthy eating and active living. The data were retrieved from a cross-sectional study conducted by the International Social Survey Program (2011 Health and Healthcare), with structured questionnaire surveys in 32 countries. The results showed that 38.42% reported active living and 39.11% reported healthy eating among 11,250 total respondents. Ol...