Morning blood pressure surge is associated with autonomic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease in patients with diabetes

Journal of Human Hypertension, Published online: 17 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41371-019-0270-3Morning blood pressure surge is associated with autonomic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease in patients with diabetes
Source: Journal of Human Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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An 85-year-old man presented with left hemiparesis, too late for any intervention. Brain computed tomography (CT) revealed a right hemispheric infarct. He had a history of diabetes mellitus (on metformin, statin), hypertension (on losartan/lercanidipine), past smoking, COPD (on inhalers) and peripheral artery disease (on aspirin).
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael Mazzeffi, Sari D. Holmes, Diane Alejo, Clifford E. Fonner, Mehrdad Ghorieshi, Chetan Pasrija, Stefano Schena, Thomas Metkus, Rawn Salenger, Glenn Whitman, Niv Ad, Robert S.D. Higgins, Bradley Taylor, Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative (MCSQI)AbstractBackgroundRacial disparities persist in healthcare. Our study objective was to evaluate racial disparity in cardiac surgery in Maryland.MethodsPatients were identified using a statewide database. Demographics, comorbidities, and predicted risk of mortality were co...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Racial disparities persist in healthcare. Our study objective was to evaluate racial disparity in cardiac surgery in Maryland. METHODS: Patients were identified using a statewide database. Demographics, comorbidities, and predicted risk of mortality were compared between races. Crude mortality and incidence of complications were compared between groups, as were risk-adjusted odds for mortality and major morbidity or mortality. RESULTS: The study included 23,094 patients. The majority of patients were white (75.8%), followed by African American (16.3%), Asian (3.8%), and other races (...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
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MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
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ConclusionsA significant number of patients with T2DM developed acute kidney injury following CABG. There was no difference in infective complications such as pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infection, between the two groups.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Introduction: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary (COPD), are usually accompanied by several comorbidities. Aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in OSA and COPD-OSA overlap syndrome (OS) patients and to explore differences between these two groups.Methods: Included were consecutive OS (n=163, 138 males, AHI>5/h and FEV1/FVC5/h and FEV1/FVC>0.7), matched in terms of gender, age, BMI, and smoking history, diagnosed with polysomnography and pulmonary function testing.Results: As mentioned, the two groups were matched in age (p=0.221), BMI (p=0.496) and neck circumfer...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
Discussion: From 2 to 5 years of follow-up CPAP did not significantly reduce the number of patients who actually had CV or metabolic events in the MOSAIC trial. Therefore, whilst CPAP reduces daytime sleepiness, it cannot be recommended as a treatment to reduce CV or metabolic events in patients with minimally symptomatic OSA.References:1. PMID 23111478.2. PMID 24508706
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
A firm that was labeled one of Medtech’s 16 Most Promising Private Companies by Canaccord Genuity earlier this year, has strong results from a study that will help with FDA approval. LimFlow recently announced positive six-month data from the full patient cohort in its PROMISE I early feasibility study of the Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization (pDVA) System. The Paris-based company presented the data during the Vascular Interventional Advances [VIVA] Conference held in Las Vegas, earlier this month. The company’s technology is used for the treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischem...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
ConclusionsDiabetic nephropathy was common among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Hong Kong. Early identification and control of the modifiable risk factors are of upmost importance in preventing the complication.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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