A Comparative Study of TAVR versus SAVR in Moderate and High-Risk Surgical Patients: Hospital Outcome and Midterm Results.

CONCLUSION: In this study, we could not detect an advantage in survival when SAVR or TAVR were utilized in intermediate to high surgical risk patients needing aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis. PMID: 31596707 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Heart Surgery Forum - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Heart Surg Forum Source Type: research

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Authors: Kazeminasab S, Emamalizadeh B, Jouyban A, Shoja MM, Khoubnasabjafari M Abstract Biomarkers provide important diagnostic and prognostic information on heterogeneous diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, finding a suitable specimen for clinical analysis of biomarkers for COPD is challenging. Exhaled breath condensate (EBC) sampling is noninvasive, rapid, cost-effective and easily repeatable. EBC sampling has also provided recent progress in the identification of biological macromolecules, such as lipids, proteins and DNA in EBC samples, which has increased its utility for cl...
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The F-V relationship assessed during both specific (SSKT) and nonspecific upper-body tasks (bench press and bench pull) may distinguish between kayakers specialized in different distances. PMID: 32942255 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Int J Sports Physiol Perform Source Type: research
Evaluation of soluble CD25 as a clinical and autoimmune biomarker in primary Sjögren's syndrome. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2020 Sep 16; Authors: Chen J, Jin Y, Li C, Gan Y, Li J, Chen S, Sun X, He J, Li Z Abstract OBJECTIVES: Serum soluble CD25 (sCD25) is associated with T cell activation and regarded as a marker of disease activity in autoimmune disorders. The purpose of our study was to investigate the clinical relevance of sCD25 in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: Sixty-five pSS patients and 60 healthy controls (HCs) with comparable age and gender were recruited. Seru...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Authors: Bolek EC, Kaya Akca U, Sari A, Sag E, Demir S, Kilic L, Sener YZ, Aykan HH, Kaya EB, Bilginer Y, Akdogan A, Kiraz S, Karadag O, Ozen S Abstract OBJECTIVES: Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a chronic vasculitis, affecting predominantly the aorta and/or its major branches. The aim of this study was to compare the differences between childhood and adult onset TAK. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 179 TAK patients followed between August 2005 and July 2019. Demographic characteristics, laboratory features, disease activity, echocardiographic data at diagnosis and treatment regimens in the disease course ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Standing balance enhancement (higher equilibrium score/better balance) depends on the neuropsychological process targeted and the sensory input available post-stroke. Cognitive dual-task interference emerged for the verbal fluency test during the most attention demanding sensory condition. Cognitive tests that enhance standing balance should be considered in assessments and interventions to evaluate and improve dual-tasking post-stroke. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A321).
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results indicate that fall risk measures within the ICF domains—body, structure, and function (dynamic gait stability and hip extensor strength) and activity limitation (TUG)—could provide a sensitive laboratory-induced slip-fall prediction model in PwCS. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A323).
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Telephone-based administration of the ABILHAND is valid for the assessment of manual ability after stroke. Clinicians and researchers may use the ABILHAND for monitoring manual ability in persons with stroke and/or screening potential research participants. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A318).
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Beshel JA, Beshel FN, Nwangwa JN, Asuquo IO, Ejim CI, Owu DU Abstract BACKGROUND: Antioxidants are beneficial in myocardial infarction (MI). It is suggestive that Theobroma cacao (TC) with rich antioxidant properties can be of health benefit in myocardial injury. AIM: The study investigated the effect of Theobroma cacao on cardioprotection in isoproterenol-induced myocardial infarc-tion in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats divided into four groups of 6 rats were used for the study. Group 1, the control was administered 0.9% normal saline placebo via oral gavage. Group 2 was the MI induce...
Source: Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Charalampos Loutradis, Charles J. Ferro, Pantelis Sarafidis
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Authors: Rosenberg CR, Abazari A, Chou TY, Weissbart SB Abstract A retrospective chart review examined adult patients with herpes simplex (HSV) and zoster (HZO) keratitis at a single institution. Patients who suffered a poor outcome (defined as visually significant corneal scarring, neurotrophic keratitis, secondary glaucoma, or requiring corneal surgery) were identified and each outcome type was analyzed in relation to age, sex, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, and a prior history of ≥2 ocular procedures. Advanced age, diabetes mellitus, and a prior history of ≥2 ocular procedures may be risk factors fo...
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
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