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Deedwania Prakash - - 2007
The identification and treatment of high-risk patients for cardiovascular disease reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality. Significant risk factors for cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients over and above dyslipidemia, smoking, and obesity include coronary heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, cerebrovascular/carotid artery disease, and diabetes. Treatment options for the reduction ...
Zycinska K - - 2007
The prognosis for patients with Wegener's granulomatosis has improved considerably over the last decades. The aim of the study was to assess the early death risk based on the prediction model in a population-based cohort of 60 patients with Wegener's granulomatosis. Clinical analysis has been conducted using the disease extent ...
Sim John J - - 2007
The authors sought to evaluate the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) in patients with sleep apnea (SA) who had normal kidney function and in patients with SA and chronic kidney disease (CKD). It has not been determined whether there is an effect of interplay of SA and CKD on the prevalence ...
Locatelli Francesco - - 2007
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of the poor long-term survival of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Anemia, which is a frequent and early complication of CKD, not only impairs patients' quality of life, but also is an independent risk factor for adverse cardiovascular outcomes. This may be due ...
Monreal Manuel - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The risk of future cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) is often underestimated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: FRENA is an ongoing, observational registry of consecutive outpatients with symptomatic PAD, coronary artery disease (CAD) or cerebrovascular disease (CVD). We compared the incidence of major cardiovascular events (i.e., myocardial ...
Vanzetto G - - 2007
AIM: To assess the prognostic impact of a therapeutic program based on bioclinical risk-stratification and myocardial-perfusion-imaging (MPI) data on survival and the occurrence of coronary events (CE=death+myocardial infarction) in asymptomatic patients with diabetes. METHOD: Five hundred twenty one consecutive asymptomatic diabetic outpatients were prospectively enrolled and clinically classified as being ...
Astrup A S - - 2007
AIM: Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) has been implicated in the aetiology of acute coronary syndromes and carotid and peripheral artherosclerosis. Diabetic nephropathy is characterized by increased cardiovascular risk. We investigated the prognostic value of PAPP-A in a large cohort of Type 1 diabetic patients. METHODS: In a prospective observational ...
Baggish A L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification for patients with acute dyspnoea is a challenging task. No quantitative tool for mortality prediction among patients with acute dyspnoea is available. METHODS: 595 dyspnoeic subjects were enrolled in an emergency department. Clinical and biochemical factors independently predictive of death by 1 year were used to develop ...
Ravani P - - 2008
Urotensin II (UTN), a cyclic vasoactive peptide expressed in multiple organs, had higher plasma levels that was previously shown to predict longer survival in dialysis patients. We sought to determine if this association exists in earlier stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by studying a cohort of 122 incident clinically ...
Metso Saara - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies suggest that hyperthyroid patients remain at increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity after restoring euthyroidism. The aim of this study was to compare the rate and causes of hospitalization of hyperthyroid patients treated with radioactive iodine (RAI) with those of an age- and gender-matched reference population in a ...
Gasse C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We compared the use of secondary prevention among patients with a first-time hospitalisation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limb with that among patients with a first-time hospitalisation for myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN AND MATERIALS: Population-based follow-up study between 1997 and 2003 using registry data from the ...
Malatino L S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: E-selectin is a key adhesion molecule which plays a fundamental role in endothelial progenitor cell-dependent reparative mechanisms in experimental ischaemia and it serves to anchor leucocytes to the endothelium in inflammatory processes. Inflammation is one of the strongest risk factors for death and cardiovascular (CV) events in end-stage renal ...
Todd Derrick J - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a rapidly progressive, debilitating condition that causes cutaneous and visceral fibrosis in patients with renal failure. Little is known about its prevalence or etiology. The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of NSF and associated risk factors METHODS: Two cohorts of ...
Berger Massimo - - 2007
This study was aimed at ascertaining whether extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) is an effective treatment for pediatric patients with steroid resistant graft versus host disease (GvHD). Fifteen patients with acute GvHD (aGvHD) and 10 patients with chronic GvHD (cGvHD) were enrolled in the study. At the start of the ECP protocol, ...
Uretsky Seth - - 2007
PURPOSE: An obesity paradox, a "paradoxical" decrease in morbidity and mortality with increasing body mass index (BMI), has been shown in patients with heart failure and those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. However, whether this phenomenon exists in patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease is not known. METHODS: A total ...
Pasqualini L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Patients with renal insufficiency tend to suffer from advanced atherosclerosis and exhibit a reduced life expectancy. OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN: This prospective study investigated the relation between renal dysfunction and long-term all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in a population of nonsurgical patients with lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: ...
Censori B - - 2007
The objective of this study was to assess if high total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) levels are a risk factor for severe leukoaraiosis (LA). This case-control study was done in a primary care neurology ward and included 178 consecutive patients. Patients with severe LA at CT scan were compared with patients ...
Vis Marije M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS). Despite PCI, mortality in CS is still approximately 50%. Admission glucose concentration is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with STEMI and is associated with the occurrence of ...
O'Hare Ann M - - 2007
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common among the elderly. However, little is known about how the clinical implications of CKD vary with age. We examined the age-specific incidence of death, treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and change in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) among 209,622 US veterans with CKD stages ...
Bogazzi Fausto - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Data on coronary heart disease (CHD) are scanty and matter of argument in acromegalic patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate risk factors for development of CHD and the occurrence of cardiac events in acromegalic patients during a 5-yr prospective study. DESIGN: Ten-year likelihood for CHD ...
Chang David C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Acceptable short-term mortality rates for elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are reported in the literature. However, rather than death, older patients considering CABG are generally most concerned about a postoperative loss of functional independence. To address this concern, we describe an index that predicts a patient's ...
Gasior Mariusz - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus in patients with myocardial infarction affects in-hospital and late mortality. It has been shown that the glucose level on admission can also affect prognosis. This conclusion was based on an analysis performed on a heterogeneous group of patients, treated not only with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but ...
Hannan Edward L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting stents are now used in most percutaneous coronary interventions. There are only 2 approved devices: sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES). Only a few population-based studies have compared their patient outcomes. METHODS: All New York State patients undergoing SES or PES in nonfederal hospitals in the state ...
Kim Do-Hyoung DH Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Chung-Ang University, Seoul, - - 2007
We investigated whether the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM) was related to the degree of the anemia in predialytic patients with renal failure and what was the most relevant factor for anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) from DM (DM-CKD). Seventy seven patients (47 predialytic patients with long-term ...
Pilz Stefan - - 2007
AIMS: Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the most common fatal cardiovascular event. Free fatty acids (FFAs) exert several harmful effects on the myocardium and may therefore contribute to SCD. We examined whether fasting FFA predict SCD in patients who had undergone coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS: FFAs were measured at ...
Suki W N - - 2007
Elevated serum phosphorus and calcium are associated with arterial calcification and mortality in dialysis patients. Unlike calcium-based binders, sevelamer attenuates arterial calcification but it is unknown whether sevelamer affects mortality or morbidity. In a multicenter, randomized, open-label, parallel design trial we compared sevelamer and calcium-based binders on all-cause and cause-specific ...
Wilson Andrew M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is common but commonly unrecognized. Improved recognition of PAD is needed. We used high-throughput proteomic profiling to find PAD-associated biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma was collected from PAD patients (ankle brachial index of <0.90; n=45) and subjects with risk factors but without PAD (n=43). Plasma ...
Rossi Marco - - 2008
With the aim to investigate microvascular endothelial function in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on conservative treatment, skin blood flowmotion (SBF) was explored by spectral Fourier analysis of skin forearm laser Doppler tracing, registered before and following forearm ischemia in 32 III to V stage CKD patients (23 males, mean ...
Toumpoulis Ioannis K - - 2007
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) coronary bypass increases the risk for mediastinitis. Using the reported search 140 papers were identified. Twenty-four papers represented the best evidence on the subject and the ...
Mälarstig A - - 2008
To re-evaluate the relation between plasma interleukin-10 (IL-10) concentration at hospital admission and outcome and to investigate the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the IL-10 gene in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Determination of IL-10 plasma concentrations and genotyping of SNPs in the IL-10 gene ...
Nakatani Daisaku - - 2007
Insertion of intracoronary thrombectomy (ICT) devices, as a precedent to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), theoretically could have a beneficial effect on the outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction. To examine whether ICT was associated with a lower 30-day mortality rate in patients with acute myocardial infarction, we studied 3,913 ...
Tan Christine Ngukhoon - - 2007
Transesophageal echocardiography has become an invaluable investigation in patients with cardioembolic events because of its high sensitivity and specificity for defining detailed structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Patients who receive anesthesia and critical care may be at risk of systemic embolism from various cardiovascular sources. The main factors ...
De Ciuceis Carolina - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Structural alterations in the microcirculation may be considered an important mechanism of organ damage. An increased tunica media to internal lumen ratio of subcutaneous small-resistance arteries (M:L) may predict the development of cardiovascular events in a high-risk population. However, it is not known whether structural alterations of small arteries ...
Falagas Matthew E - - 2007
PURPOSE: Emphysematous pyelonephritis, an infection most commonly seen in cases of diabetes mellitus, is associated with considerable case fatality. We identified the factors associated with mortality in patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis and estimated the magnitude of the associations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed was searched to identify studies reporting on risk ...
Kenchaiah Satish - - 2007
In individuals without known cardiovascular disease, elevated body mass index (BMI) (weight/height2) is associated with an increased risk of death. However, in patients with certain specific chronic diseases, including heart failure, low BMI has been associated with increased mortality. We examined the influence of BMI on prognosis using Cox proportional ...
Schelbert E B - - 2008
To study in myocardial infarction (MI) whether documentation of ischaemic symptoms is associated with quality of care and outcomes, and to compare patient reports of ischaemic symptoms during interviews with chart documentation. Observational acute MI study from 2003 to 2004 (Prospective Registry Evaluating Myocardial Infarction: Event and Recovery). 19 diverse ...
Kessler Michèle - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular events (CVE) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. These patients are often excluded from CV clinical trials, and the prognostic factors associated with CVE in patients with ESRD have not been fully explored. A risk prediction model was created from ...
Coppola Giuseppe - - 2007
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs is the third most important site of atherosclerotic disease alongside coronary heart disease (CHD) and cerebrovascular disease (CVD). Best medical treatment is beneficial even in patients who eventually need invasive treatment, as the safety, immediate success, and durability of intervention is greatly ...
Erzen Barbara - - 2007
Coronary risk assessment based on the presence of classical risk factors may be insufficient. Several markers of arterial function and morphology, such as endothelial dysfunction (ED), intima-media thickness (IMT), ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI), and pulse pressure (PP) may be useful in coronary risk estimation. To investigate their usefulness, we compared ...
Erzen B - - 2007
It has not been established yet whether patients who suffer myocardial infaction (MI) in the absence of classic risk factors also have endothelial dysfunction (ED), as has been shown for patients with risk factors, and if so, to what extent it is manifested. Young male patients in the stable phase ...
Yamazaki Tsutomu - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry is an international observational study of patients with, or at risk of, atherothrombotic disease. Japanese patients were analyzed to clarify national prevalence and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Almost 68,000 outpatients were recruited worldwide with 5,193 in Japan. Among the Japanese ...
Marcus Jeremy - - 2007
Studies of the general population have suggested that high homocysteine levels are associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In chronic kidney disease, homocysteine levels rise, and cardiovascular risk increases with declining kidney function. While some studies in this population have found an association between elevated homocysteine and cardiovascular risk, others ...
Asselbergs Folkert W - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Evidence from clinical trials suggests that angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition has the broadest impact of any class of drugs in cardiovascular medicine, reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This beneficial effect varies across different patient populations, however. This review will summarize the current literature about the therapeutic ...
Madeira Sofia - - 2007
The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence, main causes, and risk factors of iatrogenic disease occurring in a department of internal medicine. Over a 1-year period, physicians systematically filled out a 2-page questionnaire for all patients admitted to the ward. A database was created and the data ...
Dabbous O H - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE ACS) who would have been eligible for inclusion in clinical trials of glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors with those of ineligible patients. DESIGN: Multinational, prospective, observational study (GRACE, Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events). ...
Brito-Zerón P - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To identify features present at diagnosis that were prospectively associated with adverse outcomes in a large cohort of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-six patients diagnosed with primary SS in our department between 1984 and 2002 were consecutively included and followed up. Outcomes measured ...
Han Jin H - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: To describe the evaluation and outcomes of elder patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACS) presenting to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of the Internet Tracking Registry for Acute Coronary Syndromes (i*trACS) registry, which had 17,713 ED visits for suspected ACS. First visits ...
Aujesky D - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To validate the Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (PESI), a clinical prognostic model which identifies low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). DESIGN: Validation study using prospectively collected data. SETTING: A total of 119 European hospitals. SUBJECTS: A total of 899 patients diagnosed with PE. INTERVENTION: The PESI uses 11 clinical ...
Baykan Merih - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Cushing's Syndrome (CS) is associated with excess and premature cardiovascular disease. Endothelial dysfunction is the initiating event in the development of atherosclerosis. Endothelial function is assessed by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery. The aim of this study was to assess FMD in patients with CS. METHODS: We prospectively ...
Kowalczyk Jacek - - 2007
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that successful reperfusion improves in-hospital and long-term outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Nevertheless, some patients are still at high risk due to AMI despite achievement of reperfusion. Impaired renal function (IRF) is one of the recently recognised risk factors in this population. ...
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