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Yang Jin-gang - - 2010
AIM: This study was conducted to investigate the role of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in 1-year all cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality among Chinese patients who were at least 50 years old and had a history of coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, or peripheral vascular disease (PAD), or with two ...
Hanada Shigeru - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic calcification is a common complication and a predictor of cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients. However, abdominal aortic calcification in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) is poorly understood. METHODS: A cohort study of 101 adult Japanese patients (mean age 66.6 +/- 11.3 years old) with pre-dialysis CKD (18, ...
Liu Hao - - 2010
The present study explored the relationship between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) in China. The prevalence of MetS and CKD were determined in 3,465 participants with CAD from the China Heart Survey, from June 1(st) to August 31(st) 2005. The ...
Acosta Stefan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Reports on trends in incidence and mortality of acute superior mesenteric artery (SMA) occlusion and evaluation of prognostic factors in recent years are lacking. METHODS: Patients with acute SMA occlusion were identified through the in-patient and autopsy registry between 1970 and 1982 (n = 270), 1987 to 1996 (n ...
Greenberg Gabriel - - 2010
Anemia is a well-known predictor of a poor outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In contrast, data relating erythrocytosis to clinical outcomes in patients with STEMI are limited. Because erythrocytosis predisposes to a prothrombotic state, we hypothesized it would be associated with an increased risk of thrombotic ...
Belonje Anne M S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Endogenous erythropoietin is increased in patients with heart failure (HF). Previous small-scale data suggest that these erythropoietin levels are related to prognosis. This study aims to analyze the clinical and prognostic value of erythropoietin levels in relation to hemoglobin in a large cohort of HF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Leung Dexter Y L - - 2010
PURPOSE: To investigate whether simvastatin use is associated with visual field (VF) stabilization in patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00321386). PARTICIPANTS: A total of 256 eyes from 256 Chinese subjects with NTG. METHODS: Patients were followed up at 4-month intervals for 36 months ...
Arboix Adrià - - 2010
Cardiovascular risk factors, clinical features and early outcome of first-ever cerebral lacunar infarcts from 1986 to 2004, using the Sagrat Cor Hospital of Barcelona Stroke Registry, were assessed and compared with data from patients with nonlacunar infarction. The study population consisted of 566 patients with lacunar infarct and 1,516 patients ...
Kairinos Nicolas - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The age of a patient, lowest pre-operative pH and lowest core temperature are significant predictors of mortality in patients undergoing damage control surgery (DCS). An equation had previously been devised based on these three variables, which could predict which patients would die despite undergoing DCS (100% positive predictive value, ...
Alla Venkata M - - 2010
Background. Due to underrepresentation of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in large Implantable-Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) clinical trials, the impact of ICD remains uncertain in this population. Methods. Consecutive patients who received ICD at Creighton university medical center between years 2000-2004 were included in a retrospective cohort after excluding those ...
Hausfater Pierre - - 2010
The prognostic value of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in patients having a heat-related illness during a heat wave has been poorly documented. In a post hoc analysis, we evaluated 514 patients admitted to emergency departments during the August 2003 heat wave in Paris, having a core temperature >38.5 degrees C ...
Pant Chaitanya - - 2010
Previous studies have identified laboratory markers for severe Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The most consistent of these markers is the presence of marked leukocytosis. We examined the validity of these markers as predictors of mortality in patients with CDI. We excluded patients with preexisting hematologic conditions that would be expected ...
Leoncini Giovanna - - 2010
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Italy Developing Education and awareness on MicroAlbuminuria in patients with hyperteNsive Disease is an observational, cross-sectional, multicenter study aimed at determining prevalence and correlates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among Italian hypertensive patients attending out-patient referral clinics. CKD was defined as glomerular filtration rate (GFR) less than ...
Kowalczyk Jacek - - 2010
This study evaluated the impact of hyperuricemia (HUR) on outcome in patients with different types of impaired renal function (IRF) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated invasively. Out of 3,593 consecutive AMI patients treated invasively, 1,015 IRF patients were selected. The IRF group consisted of patients with baseline kidney dysfunction ...
Chen Kuan-Hsing - - 2010
patients with chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) use glucose-based dialysate to maintain their life; however, whether the glycemic status influences outcome of these patients without diabetes remains unknown. we conducted a cross-sectional and 18-month prospective study, and 269 nondiabetic patients with CPD were enrolled in a medical center. Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) ...
Fu Alex Z - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Although there is a growing body of evidence showing that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have poor glycemic control in general, it is not clear whether T2DM patients with pre-existing cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are more or less likely to have good glycemic control than patients without pre-existing ...
Wasserman Asaf - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia has been linked to proatherogenic processes, including increased oxidative stress and leukocyte activation, and was shown to predict adverse prognosis in heart failure, renal failure, and hypertension. Recently, serum uric acid (SUA) was shown to be an independent predictor of long-term mortality in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, ...
de Leeuw Karina - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis is accelerated in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) patients. This study was aimed to assess which factors can predict progression of atherosclerosis in WG. METHODS: 23 WG patients (14 men; age 47+/-9 years, mean+/-SD) and 21 controls (12 men; age 47+/-10 years) were included. Intima-media thickness (IMT) was determined by ...
Hanamura Miho - - 2010
Zoledronic acid (ZDA) is commonly prescribed to treat and prevent skeletal complications in patients with multiple myeloma or bone metastases. Although hypocalcemia often develops by ZDA, there is little information about the risk factors for hypocalcemia mediated by ZDA. This study was conducted to assess the risk of ZDA-mediated hypocalcemia. ...
Machet Laurent - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a heterogenous group of diseases that can be potentially life threatening in the vascular form. The diagnosis is mainly based on a clinical score including many items that demonstrate skin, mucosa, joint, and vessel involvement. The score is particularly helpful in hypermobile and classical forms ...
Higgins John P - - 2010
Our aging population combined with the ease of travel and the interest in high altitude recreation pursuits exposes more patients to the acute physiologic effects of high altitude and lower oxygen availability. Acute exposure to high altitude is associated with significant alterations to the cardiovascular system. These may be important ...
Shibui Toshiyuki - - 2010
A recent study showed that statins reduce cardiovascular events in stable coronary artery disease patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it remains unclear whether acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with CKD benefit from statins. A total of 501 patients with ACS who underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention were investigated ...
Lorenzen Johan - - 2010
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) mediate vascular repair and regeneration. Their number in peripheral blood is related to cardiovascular events in individuals with normal renal function. We evaluated the association between functionally active EPCs (cell culture) and traditional cardiovascular risk factors in 265 patients with chronic kidney disease stage V receiving ...
Yang Ya-Wen - - 2010
Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is one of the serious complications in patients with advanced cirrhosis and ascites. In tertiary centers, most patients were classified as having type 1 HRS for their rapid progressive diseases. However, no significant predictors have been assessed previously for patients with type 1 HRS. In addition to ...
Przybylowski Piotr - - 2010
Heart transplantation is an established treatment for advanced heart failure. However, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important long-term complication of all forms of organ transplantation other than renal. It has been shown that a GFR <60 ml/min is predictive of premature cardiovascular death. The aim of this study was ...
Karlsson Sari - - 2010
This prospective study investigated the predictive value of procalcitonin (PCT) for survival in 242 adult patients with severe sepsis and septic shock treated in intensive care. PCT was analyzed from blood samples of all patients at baseline, and 155 patients 72 hours later. The median PCT serum concentration on day ...
Brodsky Sergey V - - 2010
We had previously reported that acute kidney injury (AKI) in warfarin-treated chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients may occur shortly after an acute increase in the International Normalization Ratio (INR) >3.0 with formation of occlusive red blood casts. Recovery from this warfarin-associated AKI is poor. Here we investigated whether excessive warfarin ...
Balaforlu Bilgen B Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, - - 2010
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ACVD) is the most common cause of mortality in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the annual mortality in this population is about 10%. Inflammation is one of the most important predictor of ACVD morbidity and mortality in these patients. Recent studies demonstrated that levels of inflammatory markers and ...
An Won Suk - - 2010
The incidence of lower extremity amputation is increasing in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with CKD are uncommon. The aim of the current study was to assess the value of the vascular calcification (VC) score on plain radiographs of the ...
Stead Latha G - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents on the severity and outcome of spontaneous non-traumatic intra-cerebral hemorrhage (ICH). To evaluate associations between reversal of anticoagulation and mortality/morbidity in these patients. METHODS: Data was collected on a consecutive cohort of adults presenting with ICH to an academic Emergency ...
Shima Hideaki - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Gradient-echo T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (T2*-weighted MRI) is highly sensitive for detecting cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). CMBs have been reported to be a risk factor for future cerebrovascular events and a marker of cerebral small vessel disease in the general population. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor ...
van Kuijk Jan-Peter - - 2010
Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease in the general population; however, the additional predictive value for CV events in high-risk patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is unknown. The aims of the current study were to assess and compare: (1) prevalence of MetSyn, and ...
Lin Ja-Liang - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of blood lead levels (BLLs) in chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) patients was undetermined prior to this study. METHODS: A total of 315 patients on CPD were included in this 18-month prospective study. BLLs measured at baseline were categorized according to a BLL tertile of high (>8.66 ...
Raza Naeem - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To study constitutional and behavioral risk factors for chilblains in patients at Abbottabad and Sialkot, Pakistan. METHODS: One hundred patients and matched controls completed a single-page, close-ended questionnaire which included demographic data and questions related to possible constitutional and behavioral risk factors for chilblains. Computer program SPSS-10 was used ...
Dimopoulos Konstantinos - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Advanced therapy (AT) for pulmonary arterial hypertension in the context of congenital heart disease (Eisenmenger syndrome) improves pulmonary hemodynamics, functional class, and the 6-minute walk test. We examined the potential effect of AT on survival in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data on all Eisenmenger patients attending our center ...
Emoto Masanori - - 2010
Fetuin-A is a multifunctional circulating glycoprotein. Among its roles, inhibition of ectopic calcification is a prominent feature. Low fetuin-A levels in dialysis patients are associated with cardiovascular mortality, possibly via accelerating vascular calcification. However, except for dialyzed conditions, a correlation between fetuin-A levels and vascular calcification remains controversial. Furthermore, any ...
Lee Jeong-Woo - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The prognostic implications and surgical benefit of isolated significant tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and prognostic factors in patients with TR were investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 870 consecutive patients with significant isolated TR, all-cause mortality was analyzed over 4.9+/-2.9 years. It was found that the survival rate tended to be ...
Klok Frederikus A - - 2010
RATIONALE: There is a lack of information on the long-term prognosis of patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). OBJECTIVES: To assess the long-term risk for adverse events after PE. METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with PE between January 2001 and July 2007, and patients in whom PE was ruled out from ...
Nakajima Kenichi - - 2009
Diabetic patients have a high risk for cardiovascular events. The role of myocardial perfusion imaging was investigated in asymptomatic diabetic patients to evaluate short-term prognosis in a Japanese population. A total of 506 asymptomatic patients ≥ 50 years of age who had carotid artery maximum intima-media thickness ≥ 1.1 mm, ...
Morillas Pedro - - 2009
Observational studies report poor prognosis of patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the presence of previous peripheral arterial disease (PAD), but data on subclinical PAD are scarce. This study was designed to assess the predictive value of clinical and subclinical PAD in the follow-up of patients after an ACS. ...
Zaytseva Natalia V - - 2009
AIMS: To determine risk factors, prognostic, value prevention of development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We have retrospectively analyzed the incidence of CIN developed after PCI in 151 patients T2DM and 50 patients without diabetes. ...
Koo Sophia - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of invasive fungal disease (IFD) is challenging, and it remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. The (1-->3)-beta-D-glucan (BG) assay may be a useful adjunct, but its diagnostic performance is not well characterized. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the diagnostic indices of the BG assay ...
Yamamoto T - - 2009
PURPOSE: There is little knowledge regarding the prevalence of mucosal injury (MI) in Japanese patients receiving antiplatelet therapy. This study estimated the prevalence of gastroduodenal MI in asymptomatic Japanese patients taking antiplatelet agents and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: Among patients who underwent an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at Teikyo University ...
El-Ghoul Balsam - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a subgroup of patients with severe but nonprogressive renal dysfunction exist and to characterize this subgroup. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal monocentric cohort study. SETTING: Nephrology clinic for chronic kidney disease (CKD). PARTICIPANTS: Between January 1998 and December 2004, 177 consecutive patients aged 80 and older were referred ...
Ponikowska Beata - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) and has been regarded as a parameter associated with a poor outcome. AIM: We investigated whether indices of cardiovascular autonomic function have prognostic value in the current era of pharmacological therapy recommended for DM patients with coexisting coronary ...
Purroy F - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The ankle brachial index (ABI) is a known measure of lower-limb peripheral artery disease (PAD), as well as a marker for other cardiovascular disease events. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to compare the prevalence of abnormal ABI scores (ABI <or= 0.9) between: consecutive patients with acute ischaemic stroke (IS), primary ...
Dimopoulos Konstantinos - - 2010
We studied the prevalence of hyponatraemia and its prognostic implications in a large population of adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD). A total of 1004 ACHD patients were retrospectively entered in this study (mean age 36.2 +/- 14.4 years, 48.7% male). Cox regression was used to estimate mortality associated ...
Fenchel Michael - - 2010
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The long-term prospects for patients with peripheral-arterial-occlusive disease (PAOD) must be considered in the context of coexistent generalized atherosclerosis. We sought to determine the added clinical information of noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting asymptomatic atherosclerotic disease in patients already at high risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
Giugliano Giuseppe - - 2010
BACKGROUND: An elevated leukocyte count is widely proven to predict cardiovascular risk in healthy subjects and coronary patients, but its prognostic role in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has received scarce attention. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of leukocyte count on the incidence of major cardiovascular events in PAD, and verify ...
Kiski Daniela - - 2010
BACKGROUND: After exposure to contrast medium (CM), about 10% of patients will develop contrast medium-induced nephropathy (CIN), with severe consequences for their prognosis. Although numerous studies evaluated risk factors for CIN development, it is still a matter of debate whether treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) or AT-1 blockers increases ...
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