Hypertension guidelines: Managing the differences or the patients?
PMID: 33092953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Manolis AJ, Poulimenos LE, Kallistratos MS Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Serum uric acid and mortality thresholds among men and women in the Irish health system: A cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Mortality patterns attributed to SUA differ between men and women. Optimal survival was associated with SUA concentrations of 304-454 µmol/L for men and
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Browne LD, Jaouimaa FZ, Walsh C, Perez-Ruiz F, Richette P, Burke K, Stack AG Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Determinants of circulating angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 protein levels in the general population.
PMID: 33087295 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kuznetsova T, Cauwenberghs N Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Risk of thrombosis, pregnancy morbidity or death in antiphospholipid antibodies positive patients with or without thrombocytopenia.
ily S PMID: 33082035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Moulinet T, Dufrost V, Clerc-Urmès I, Wahl D, Zuily S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Mobile health technology-supported atrial fibrillation screening and integrated care: A report from the mAFA-II trial Long-term Extension Cohort.
Abstract BACKGROUND: In the mobile Atrial Fibrillation App (mAFA)-II trial, the use of mobile health (mHealth) technology, incorporating AF screening and integrated management strategy, was associated with improved short-term clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to report adherence/persistence and long term (≥1 year) clinical outcomes of the mAFA-II trial, with mHealth-supported optimised stroke prevention, symptom control and comorbidity management. METHODS: We studied an adult population screened for AF, where identified patients could enter a structured program of holistic and integrated care ba...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Guo Y, Guo J, Shi X, Yao Y, Sun Y, Xia Y, Yu B, Liu T, Chen Y, Lip GYH, mAF-App II Trial investigators Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Sex-specific outcomes and management in critically ill septic patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Female and male critically ill septic patients might differ with regards to risk distribution, management, and outcomes. We aimed to compare male versus female septic patients in a large collective with regards to baseline risk distribution and outcomes. METHODS: In total, 17,146 patients were included in this analysis, 8781 (51%) male and 8365 (49%) female patients. The primary endpoint was ICU-mortality. Baseline characteristics and data on organ support were documented. Multilevel logistic regression analyses were used to assess sex-specific differences. RESULTS: Female patients h...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 12, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Wernly B, Bruno RR, Mamandipoor B, Jung C, Osmani V Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

COMPASS vs PEGASUS approach in a comparative budget impact analysis.
PMID: 33051054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brunetti ND, De Gennaro L, Correale M, Ieva R, Santoro F Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Atypical chest pain with precordial T wave inversions.
PMID: 33051055 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Weston L, Alkhatib H, Kotwal S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Enterococcal infective endocarditis is a marker of current occult or future incident colorectal neoplasia.
CONCLUSIONS: EIE seems to be associated with colorectal disease, including colorectal neoplasia and colorectal cancer, to the same extent as SGIE. EIE should be considered a marker of colorectal neoplasia, even in patients with a clear health-care related acquisition. Colonoscopy is generally safe in EIE patients, and should be considered to early diagnose and treat colorectal disease. PMID: 33046347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ursi MP, Bertolino L, Andini R, D'Amico F, Iossa D, Karruli A, D'Avenia E, Manduca S, Bernardo M, Zampino R, Durante-Mangoni E Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Trends and outcomes of device-related 30-day readmissions after left ventricular assist device implantation.
CONCLUSION: Over one-fourth of LVAD recipients have 30-day readmissions, with most of them occurring within 15 days. Most frequent cause of readmission was gastrointestinal bleeding, which was associated with the lowest in-hospital mortality among other complications. PMID: 33039191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Briasoulis A, Ueyama H, Kuno T, Asleh R, Alvarez P, Malik AH Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Utilize the full potential of real world evidence.
PMID: 33039192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 7, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Bauersachs R Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy: An uncharted territory awaiting discovery.
Abstract Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-AC) is an under-recognized and underdiagnosed disease. Although traditionally considered a rare condition, the epidemiology of the disease is rapidly changing due to the possibility of non-invasive diagnosis through cardiac scintigraphy with bone tracers and novel disease-modifying treatments providing survival advantages. Nevertheless, many questions and grey areas have to be addressed, such as the natural history of ATTR-AC, the role and implications of genotype-phenotype interactions, the best clinical management, prognostic stratification and the most appropr...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - October 5, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Porcari A, Merlo M, Rapezzi C, Sinagra G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Bright liver: a surprise discovery.
PMID: 33008690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Murakami D, Harada H, Amano Y Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Disease- and gender-related characteristics of coeliac disease influence diagnostic delay.
PMID: 33004263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Lenti MV, Di Sabatino A Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Change over time of COVID-19 hospital presentation in Northern Italy.
PMID: 33004264 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patti G, Mennuni M, Della Corte F, Spinoni E, Sainaghi PP, COVID-UPO Clinical Team Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

A middle-aged woman with acute onset of fever, altered mental status, and movement disorder.
PMID: 32988698 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kajihara Y Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

What 's the link between otological signs and oral contraception?
PMID: 32988699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Salle L, Salle H Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation on Flecainide Therapy.
We report a case of wide complex tachycardia due to atrial flutter with 1:1 atrioventricular conduction in a patient who took pill-in-the-pocket flecainide without concomitant atrioventricular nodalblockade. PMID: 32980218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gavin JL, Peigh GS, Kim SS Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Chest pain in a middle-aged smoker with heart failure and missing lung.
PMID: 32980219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hossain S, Hossain A, Barajas-Ochoa A Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

A middle-aged woman with numbness and weakness of the extremities.
PMID: 32980220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tanitame K Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Disturbance of consciousness after postpartum hemorrhage.
PMID: 32980221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tanitame K, Akagi C, Kamaki N Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Bilateral hilar opacities.
PMID: 32980222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Neves JAC, Rosado MM, Gordinho M Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

COVID-19 randomized controlled trials in medRxiv and PubMed.
PMID: 32981802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Kataoka Y, Oide S, Ariie T, Tsujimoto Y, Furukawa TA Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Is the 2020 Sampson equation the best formula for LDL-C estimation?
PMID: 32978038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Piani F, Cicero AFG, Borghi C, D'Addato S, BLIP Study group Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

The 2020 International Society of Hypertension global hypertension practice guidelines - key messages and clinical considerations.
Abstract The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) has recently developed practice guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults aged ≥18 years. Conceptually, the 2020 ISH Guidelines are closer to the 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines rather than to the 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines. The ISH Guidelines have two distinctive features when compared with the 2018 European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (ESC/ESH) Guidelines and the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guidelines. First, they are written in a concise and easy-to-read style; second, they focu...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Verdecchia P, Reboldi G, Angeli F Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Management of chronic refractory cough in adults.
llo A Abstract Cough is a common respiratory symptom that is considered to be chronic when it lasts more than eight weeks. When severe, chronic cough may significantly impact an individual's quality of life, and such patients are frequently referred for specialist evaluation. Current international guidelines provide algorithms for the management of chronic cough: in most cases, treatment of the underlying disease is sufficient to improve or resolve cough symptoms. Severe chronic cough may significantly affect patients' quality of life and necessitate frequent referral for specialist evaluations. In this narrative ...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Visca D, Beghè B, Fabbri LM, Papi A, Spanevello A Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Incidence of acute pulmonary embolism in COVID-19 patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) has been described as a frequent and prognostically relevant complication of COVID-19 infection. AIM: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the in-hospital incidence of acute PE among COVID-19 patients based on studies published within four months of COVID-19 outbreak. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed in abstracting data and assessing validity. We searched Medline, Scopus and Web of Science to locate all articles published up to August 1, 2020 reporting the incidence of acute PE ...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Roncon L, Zuin M, Barco S, Valerio L, Zuliani G, Zonzin P, Konstantinides SV Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Predicting spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm in symptomatic atrial fibrillation: The ReSinus score.
Schwameis M Abstract BACKGROUND: The optimal management of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with hemodynamically stable symptomatic atrial fibrillation remains unclear. We aimed to develop and validate an easy-to-use score to predict the individual probability of spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm in these patients METHODS: This retrospective cohort study analyzed 2426 cases of first-detected or recurrent hemodynamically stable non-permanent symptomatic atrial fibrillation documented between January 2011 and January 2019 in an Austrian academic Emergency Department atrial fibrillation registry. ...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Niederdöckl J, Simon A, Cacioppo F, Buchtele N, Merrelaar A, Schütz N, Schnaubelt S, Spiel AO, Roth D, Schörgenhofer C, Herkner H, Domanovits H, Schwameis M Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Erectile dysfunction and arterial hypertension: Still looking for a scapegoat.
PMID: 32950352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: de Simone G, Mancusi C Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Seventeen-year trend (2001-2017) in pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator utilization based on hospital discharge database data: An analysis by age groups.
Abstract AIMS: To analyze temporal trends (2001 -2017) of Pacemakers (PM) and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICD) procedures in Italy, according to the national Hospital Discharge Database (HDD). METHODS: Frequency and implant rate (IR) in the Italian population were analyzed by age groups (
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Zecchin M, Torre M, Carrani E, Sampaolo L, Ciminello E, Ortis B, Ricci R, Proclemer A, Sinagra G, Boriani G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Consumer-led screening for atrial fibrillation using consumer-facing wearables, devices and apps: A survey of health care professionals by AF-SCREEN international collaboration.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a great potential for appropriate use of consumer-facing wearables/apps for AF screening. However, it appears that there is a need to better define suitable individuals for screening and an appropriate mechanism for managing positive results before they can be recommended by HCPs. PMID: 32933842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Boriani G, Schnabel RB, Healey JS, Lopes RD, Verbiest-van Gurp N, Lobban T, Camm JA, Freedman B Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Long-term effects of non-retrieved inferior vena cava filters on recurrences of venous thromboembolism in cancer and non-cancer patients: From the COMMAND VTE registry.
Abstract BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data comparing the long-term outcomes after inferior vena cava (IVC) filters placement for patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) between those with and without active cancer. METHODS: In the COMMAND VTE Registry, we evaluated the effects of IVC filter use on the long-term clinical outcomes stratified by the presence and absence of active cancer. RESULTS: Among 2,626 patients with acute symptomatic VTE, there were 604 patients with active cancer, and 2022 patients without active cancer. IVC filters were placed and not retrieved in 455 patients (17%) in...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Takase T, Iwanaga Y, Yamashita Y, Morimoto T, Yoshikawa Y, Amano H, Hiramori S, Kim K, Oi M, Kobayashi Y, Nishimoto Y, Watanabe H, Yamaji K, Yasuoka R, Ueno M, Kobuke K, Kimura T, Miyazaki S, COMMAND VTE Registry Investigators Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Baseline and incident hypochloremia in chronic heart failure outpatients: Clinical correlates and prognostic role.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Electrolyte serum disorders are associated with poor outcome in chronic heart failure. The aim of this study sought to identify the main driver of incident hypochloremia in chronic HF (CHF) outpatients and to determine the prognostic value of baseline and incident hypochloremia. METHODS: Consecutive CHF outpatients were enrolled and clinical, laboratoristic and echocardiographic evaluations were performed at baseline and repeated yearly in a subgroup of patients. Baseline and incident hypochloremia were evaluated. During an up to 5-year follow-up, all-cause mortality was the primary end-p...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Bellino MC, Massari F, Albanese M, Ursi R, Angelini G, Lisi F, Amato L, Scicchitano P, Guida P, Brunetti ND, Di Serio F, Ciccone MM, Iacoviello M Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Anterior neck mass that appeared after a common cold.
PMID: 32883570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Nakagawa H, Miyata Y Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Gender differences in long-term prognosis after NSTEACS: Now you see me, now you don't!
PMID: 32883571 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Cattadori G, Tritto I, Ambrosio G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Impact of non-selective ß-blockers on hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis.
Impact of non-selective ß-blockers on hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis. Eur J Intern Med. 2020 Aug 29;: Authors: Labenz C, Nagel M, Toenges G, Kuchen R, Schattenberg JM, Hilscher M, Huber Y, Marquardt JU, Labenz J, Galle PR, Wörns MA Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-selective β-blockers (NSBB) are frequently used for the treatment of portal hypertension and gastroesophageal varices in patients with liver cirrhosis; however prospective studies investigating the potential association between NSBB use and hepatic encephalopathy (HE) are still scarce. We investigated the pot...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Labenz C, Nagel M, Toenges G, Kuchen R, Schattenberg JM, Hilscher M, Huber Y, Marquardt JU, Labenz J, Galle PR, Wörns MA Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitalised COVID-19 patients is associated with reduced mortality: Findings from the observational multicentre Italian CORIST study.
CONCLUSIONS: HCQ use was associated with a 30% lower risk of death in COVID-19 hospitalized patients. Within the limits of an observational study and awaiting results from randomized controlled trials, these data do not discourage the use of HCQ in inpatients with COVID-19. PMID: 32859477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Castelnuovo AD, Costanzo S, Antinori A, Berselli N, Blandi L, Bruno R, Cauda R, Guaraldi G, Menicanti L, My I, Parruti G, Patti G, Perlini S, Santilli F, Signorelli C, Spinoni E, Stefanini GG, Vergori A, Ageno W, Agodi A, Aiello L, Agostoni P, Moghazi SA, Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Trans-catheter valve implantation and patient outcomes: Focus on the kidney.
PMID: 32855012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 23, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Boriani G, Arrotti S, Gabbieri D, Magnavacchi P, Sgura FA Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Early diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: Closer to the goal?
PMID: 32843289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Comes A, Sgalla G, Richeldi L Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Definition of tachycardia for risk stratification of pulmonary embolism.
it M Abstract BACKGROUND: Tachycardia is a reliable predictor of adverse outcomes in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). However, different prognostic relevant heart rate thresholds have been proposed. The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic performance of different thresholds used for defining tachycardia in normotensive PE patients. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of normotensive patients with confirmed PE consecutively included in a single-centre and a multi-centre registry. An adverse outcome was defined as PE-related death, need for mechanical ventilation, c...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Hobohm L, Becattini C, Ebner M, Lerchbaumer MH, Casazza F, Hasenfuß G, Konstantinides SV, Lankeit M Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Screening for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus using transient elastography - a prospective, cross sectional study.
CONCLUSION: This study supports more aggressive screening for NAFLD and fibrosis in patients with T2DM. PMID: 32839076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mikolasevic I, Domislovic V, Turk Wensveen T, Delija B, Klapan M, Juric T, Lukic A, Mijic A, Skenderevic N, Puz P, Ostojic A, Krznaric Z, Radic-Kristo D, Filipec Kanizaj T, Stimac D Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Gastric regurgitation predicts neurological outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors.
r K Abstract Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury can affect and disturb the autonomous nervous system (ANS), which regulates various visceral systems including the gastro-intestinal and emetic system. The present study aimed to analyze the predictive value of gastric regurgitation (GReg) for neurological outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors. In this prospective, single-center study, 79 OHCA survivors treated at a university-affiliated tertiary care centre were included and GReg was measured at the first day after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Neurological outcome was assessed by the Cer...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Früh A, Goliasch G, Wurm R, Arfsten H, Seidel S, Galli L, Kriechbaumer L, Hubner P, Heinz G, Sterz F, Adlbrecht C, Distelmaier K Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Prognostic impact of Vitamin D deficiency in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether Vitamin D deficiency represents an independent predictor of mortality and major cardiovascular events or rather the mirror of a more advanced clinical condition with increased comorbidities is still debated. We aimed at assessing the impact of vitamin D levels on the long-term outcomes among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS: Consecutive patients from a single centre were included. Vitamin D levels were measured at admission by chemiluminescence immunoassay kit LIAISON® Vitamin D assay (Diasorin Inc). Severe defi...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Verdoia M, Nardin M, Rolla R, Negro F, Gioscia R, Afifeh AMS, Viglione F, Suryapranata H, Marcolongo M, De Luca G, Novara Atherosclerosis Study Group (NAS) Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

How many urinalysis and urine cultures are necessary?
CONCLUSION: Unnecessary urine testing is frequent in non-surgical patients in the Netherlands. We need to take action to reduce unnecessary urinalysis and cultures, and thereby probably reduce overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria. PMID: 32830036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Laan BJ, van Horrik TMZXK, Nanayakkara PWB, Geerlings SE Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Healthy and non healthy obese patients. The truth lies in the adipose tissue.
J PMID: 32828616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Sanidas E, Velliou Μ, Papadopoulos D, Iliopoulos D, Barbetseas J Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

ETNA VTE Europe: A contemporary snapshot of patients treated with edoxaban in clinical practice across eight European countries.
igators Abstract INTRODUCTION: Edoxaban has proven its efficacy and safety in the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 and HOKUSAI-VTE clinical trials. Clinical practice patients, however, may differ from those enolled in clinical trials. We aimed to compare patients from the HOKUSAI-VTE clinical trial with those treated in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ETNA-VTE-Europe is a prospective, non-interventional post-authorisation safety study conducted in eight European countries. RESULTS: A total of 2,879 patients presenting with acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) were enrolled at 339 sites. Of the 2,680...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Cohen AT, Hoffmann U, Hainaut P, Gaine S, Ay C, Coppens M, Schindewolf M, Jimenez D, Brüggenjürgen B, Levy P, Laeis P, Fronk EM, Zierhut W, Malzer T, Manu MC, Reimitz PE, Bramlage P, Agnelli G, ETNA-VTE-Europe investigators Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Point of care ultrasound for rapid assessment and treatment of palliative care patients in acute medical settings.
Abstract The combination of an ageing population with improving survival in malignant and non-malignant disease processes results in a growing cohort of patients with advanced or end-stage chronic diseases who require acute medical care. Emergency care has historically been stereotyped as the identification and treatment of acute life-threatening problems. Although palliative care may be considered to be new to the formal curriculum of emergency medicine, in many domains the ultrasound skillset of a physician in acute medical care can be efficaciously deployed the benefit of patients with both malignant and non-ma...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Breakey N, Osterwalder J, Mathis G, Lehmann B, Sauter TC Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Cause of death and risk factors for mortality in AA amyloidosis: A French retrospective study.
lle S PMID: 32807649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Terré A, Deshayes S, Savey L, Grateau G, Georgin-Lavialle S Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Performance of creatinine- and cystatin C-based formulas to estimate glomerular filtration rate.
PMID: 32800636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Gentile G, Angeli F, Reboldi G Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research

Renal failure after trans-catheter aortic valve implantation.
PMID: 32778479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - August 6, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Adamo M, Curello S, Metra M Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research