The Mediator Effects of Depressive Symptoms on the Relationship between Family Functioning and Quality of Life in Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure

Publication date: November–December 2020Source: Heart &Lung, Volume 49, Issue 6Author(s): Linda Clements, Susan K. Frazier, Debra K. Moser, Terry A. Lennie, Misook L. Chung
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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The prevalence of heart failure (HF) continues to increase, and its economic effect is significant in the United States and globally. During the past 2 years, a number of high-quality clinical trials were published with the aim of addressing different stages of the disease process and improving outcomes for patients with preserved and depressed ejection fraction (EF). In this review, data from these trials are summarized and critically appraised. There are several important findings from these studies, including, but not limited to, the benefit of dapagliflozin in HF with reduced EF, sacubitril-valsartan in acute decompens...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Expert Review Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2020Source: Heart &Lung, Volume 49, Issue 6Author(s): Bingqing Wang, Lili Xia, Jia Yu, Yuan Feng, Jingfang Hong, Wenru Wang
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kewcharoen J, Tachorueangwiwat C, Kanitsoraphan C, Saowapa S, Nitinai N, Vutthikraivit W, Rattanawong P, Banerjee D Abstract BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is one of the world leading causes of admission and readmission. Recent studies have shown that the presence of depression is associated with hospital readmission in patients after an index admission for heart failure (HF). However, there is disagreement between published studies regarding this finding. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of depression on readmission rates in HF patients. METHODS: We searched th...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
AbstractCardiogenic shock (CS) is a life-threatening condition of poor end-organ perfusion, caused by any cardiovascular disease resulting in a severe depression of cardiac output. Despite recent advances in replacement therapies, the outcome of CS is still poor, and its management depends more on empirical decisions rather than on evidence-based strategies. By its side, acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication of CS, resulting in the onset of a cardiorenal syndrome. The combination of CS with AKI depicts a worse clinical scenario and holds a worse prognosis. Many factors can lead to acute renal impairment in t...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Levosimendan combined with Xinkeshu can improve cardiac function, alleviate oxidative stress, and relieve anxiety and depression in oldest-old patients with perioperative heart failure and hip fracture. PMID: 33000589 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: J Tradit Chin Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Very low- to low-quality evidence suggests that when compared to usual care, HSPC may offer small benefits for several person-centred outcomes including patient HRQoL, symptom burden and patient satisfaction with care, while also increasing the chances of patients dying in their preferred place (measured by home death). While we found no evidence that HSPC causes serious harms, the evidence was insufficient to draw strong conclusions. Although these are only small effect sizes, they may be clinically relevant at an advanced stage of disease with limited prognosis, and are person-centred outcomes important to m...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Serum BDNF concentrations are associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. Somatic comorbidities should be considered when investigating the relationship between depression and BDNF. PMID: 32967752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Neuropsychiatrica - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acta Neuropsychiatr Source Type: research
A ~40 year old woman started having chest discomfort.  She called 911 after an uncertain amount of time.  EMS arrived and recorded thisprehospital ECG:Obvious Anterior and Inferior STEMI, consistent with LAD occlusionAfter recording this ECG, the patient went intoventricular fibrillation.She was rapidly defibrillated.The cath lab was activated by the paramedics.She arrived complaining of chest pain, with a BP of 110/70.An ED ECG was recorded:It looks worse stillAside: Should the patient receive antidysrhythmics to prevent recurrent VT/VF?  See discussion below on both beta blockers and other anti-dysrhythmic...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
hat H Abstract PURPOSE: Individuals with poor physical and mental health may face elevated risk for suicide, particularly suicide by firearm. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used statewide, longitudinally-linked ED patient record and mortality data to examine 12-month incidence of firearm suicide among emergency department (ED) patients presenting with a range of physical health problems. Participants included all residents presenting to a California ED in 2009-2013 with nonfatal visits for somatic diagnoses hypothesized to increase suicide risk, including myocardial infarction, congestive heart fail...
Source: Annals of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Ann Epidemiol Source Type: research
ll V, Dempsey SJ, Buhre W, Overdyk FJ, Tanios M, Rivas E, Mejia M, Elliott K, Ali A, Fiorda-Diaz J, Carrasco-Moyano R, Mavarez-Martinez A, Gonzalez-Zacarias A, Roeth C, Kim J, Esparza-Gutierrez A, Weiss C, Chen C, Taniguchi A, Mihara Y, Ariyoshi M, Kondo I, Yamakawa K, Suga Y, Ikeda K, Takano K, Kuwabara Y, Carignan N, Rankin J, Egan K, Waters L, Sim MA, Lean LL, Liew QEL, Siu-Chun Law L, Gosnell J, Shrestha S, Okponyia C, Al-Musawi MH, Gonzalez MJP, Neumann C, Guttenthaler V, Männer O, Delis A, Winkler A, Marchand B, Schmal F, Aleskerov F, Nagori M, Shafi M, McPhee G, Newman C, Lopez E, Har SM, Asbahi M, Nordstrom Mc...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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