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Incremenal Value of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for Assessing Pulmonic Valve Regurgitation.
(The Journal of heart valve disease, 2015-07)
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the 'gold standard' for quantifying pulmonic regurgitation (PR) in adults with congenital heart disease, but remains costly and is less readily available than echocardiography. Qualitative ...
Small-fiber neuropathy in pompe disease: first reported cases and prospective screening of a clinic cohort.
(Am J Case Rep, 2015-04-03)
BACKGROUND: Prior autopsy reports demonstrate glycogen deposition in Schwann cells of the peripheral nerves in patients with infantile and late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD), but little is known about associated clinical features. ...
Cognitive Function: Is There More to Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Than Stroke?
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-08-03)
Genome-wide association study of acute kidney injury after coronary bypass graft surgery identifies susceptibility loci.
(Kidney Int, 2015-10)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common, serious complication of cardiac surgery. Since prior studies have supported a genetic basis for postoperative AKI, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for AKI following ...
Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in U.S. Community Practice--Results From Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF).
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-05-21)
BACKGROUND: The characteristics of patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and subsequent outcomes in community practice are not well described. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed ...
Simplified Predictive Instrument to Rule Out Acute Coronary Syndromes in a High-Risk Population.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-12-14)
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether diagnostic protocols based on cardiac markers to identify low-risk chest pain patients suitable for early release from the emergency department can be applied to patients older than 65 years ...
Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2015-02-23)
BACKGROUND: Returning home after the hospital is a primary aim for healthcare; however, additional postacute care (PAC) services are sometimes necessary for returning stroke patients to their pre-event status. Recent trends ...
A cohort study of 4,190 patients treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS): findings in the elderly versus all patients.
(BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2015-03-01)
BACKGROUND: Patient age is one of many potential risk factors for fracture nonunion. Our hypothesis is that older patients (≥ 60) with fracture risk factors treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) have similar ...
Preoperative predictors of extended hospital length of stay following total knee arthroplasty.
(J Arthroplasty, 2015-03)
The purpose of this study was to identify the preoperative predictors of hospital length of stay after primary total knee arthroplasty in a patient population reflecting current trends toward shorter hospitalization and ...
Traditional medicine practices among community members with chronic kidney disease in northern Tanzania: an ethnomedical survey.
(BMC Nephrol, 2015-10-23)
BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is being recognized as a non-communicable disease (NCD) with high morbidity and mortality. In countries like Tanzania, people access many sources, including ...