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Lancet ; 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31488372

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BACKGROUND: Newer-generation drug-eluting stents that combine ultrathin strut metallic platforms with biodegradable polymers might facilitate vascular healing and improve clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with contemporary thin strut second-generation drug-eluting stents. We did a randomised clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents versus thin strut durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary PCI. METHODS: The BIOSTEMI trial was an investigator-initiated, multicentre, prospective, single-blind, randomised superiority trial at ten hospitals in Switzerland. Patients aged 18 years or older with acute STEMI who were referred for primary PCI were eligible to participate. Patients were randomly allocated (1:1) to either biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents or durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents. Central randomisation was done based on a computer-generated allocation sequence with variable block sizes of 2, 4, and 6, which was stratified by centre, diabetes status, and presence or absence of multivessel coronary artery disease, and concealed using a secure web-based system. Patients and treating physicians were aware of group allocations, whereas outcome assessors were masked to the allocated stent. The experimental stent (Orsiro; Biotronik; Bülach, Switzerland) consisted of an ultrathin strut cobalt-chromium metallic stent platform releasing sirolimus from a biodegradable polymer. The control stent (Xience Xpedition/Alpine; Abbott Vascular, Abbott Park, IL, USA) consisted of a thin strut cobalt-chromium stent platform that releases everolimus from a durable polymer. The primary endpoint was target lesion failure, a composite of cardiac death, target vessel myocardial reinfarction (Q-wave and non-Q-wave), and clinically-indicated target lesion revascularisation, within 12 months of the index procedure. All analyses were done with the individual participant as the unit of analysis and according to the intention-to-treat principle. The trial was registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT02579031. FINDINGS: Between April 26, 2016, and March 9, 2018, we randomly assigned 1300 patients (1623 lesions) with acute myocardial infarction to treatment with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (649 patients and 816 lesions) or durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents (651 patients and 806 lesions). At 12 months, follow-up data were available for 614 (95%) patients treated with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and 626 (96%) patients treated with durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents. The primary composite endpoint of target lesion failure occurred in 25 (4%) of 649 patients treated with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and 36 (6%) of 651 patients treated with durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents (difference -1·6 percentage points; rate ratio 0·59, 95% Bayesian credibility interval 0·37-0·94; posterior probability of superiority 0·986). Cardiac death, target vessel myocardial reinfarction, clinically-indicated target lesion revascularisation, and definite stent thrombosis were similar between the two treatment groups in the 12 months of follow-up. INTERPRETATION: In patients with acute STEMI undergoing primary PCI, biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents were superior to durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents with respect to target lesion failure at 1 year. This difference was driven by reduced ischaemia-driven target lesion revascularisation in patients treated with biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents compared with durable polymer everolimus-eluting stents. FUNDING: Biotronik.

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J Am Heart Assoc ; 8(15): e010881, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31311438

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Background Clinical characteristics and outcomes of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) patients with malignancy have not been fully elucidated. This study sought to explore differences in clinical characteristics and to investigate short- and long-term outcomes in TTS patients with or without malignancy. Methods and Results TTS patients were enrolled from the International Takotsubo Registry. The TTS cohort was divided into patients with and without malignancy to investigate differences in clinical characteristics and to assess short- and long-term mortality. A subanalysis was performed comparing long-term mortality between a subset of TTS patients with or without malignancy and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with or without malignancy. Malignancy was observed in 16.6% of 1604 TTS patients. Patients with malignancy were older and more likely to have physical triggers, but less likely to have emotional triggers compared with those without malignancy. Long-term mortality was higher in patients with malignancy (P<0.001), while short-term outcome was comparable (P=0.17). In a subanalysis, long-term mortality was comparable between TTS patients with malignancies and ACS patients with malignancies (P=0.13). Malignancy emerged as an independent predictor of long-term mortality. Conclusions A substantial number of TTS patients show an association with malignancy. History of malignancy might increase the risk for TTS, and therefore, appropriate screening for malignancy should be considered in these patients. Clinical Trial Registration URL: http://www.clinicaltrial.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01947621.

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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228186

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BACKGROUND: The biodegradable polymer drug-eluting stents (BP-DES) offer controlled drug elution and complete degradation of the polymer over time, eventually lowering the risk for chronic inflammation and neoatherosclerosis, which can be particularly helpful in patients with diabetes. While BP-DES and durable polymer drug-eluting stents (DP-DES) have demonstrated comparable efficacy in all-comers population, their efficacy and safety in patients with diabetes remains uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic databases were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing BP-DES with contemporary DP-DES in patients with diabetes. Study investigators were contacted to obtain additional data. The primary outcome was efficacy in terms of target-vessel revascularization (TVR) and target-lesion revascularization (TLR). We also evaluated the following safety outcomes separately: all-cause mortality, cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction, and definite or probable stent thrombosis. Eleven RCTs including 5,190 diabetic patients were included. At the longest available follow-up (mean 2.7 years), there was no significant difference in TLR (RR: 1.02, 95% CI: 0.85 - 1.24, p = 0.80) or TVR (RR: 1.04, 95% CI: 0.81 - 1.34, p = 0.76). Safety outcomes of all-cause mortality, cardiac mortality and myocardial infarction were similar between the two groups. Stent thrombosis rates were also similar between BP-DES and DP-DES groups (1.66% vs 1.83%; RR: 0.84, 95% CI: 0.54 - 1.31, p = 0.45). The heterogeneity was low and fixed effect model yielded similar results. Meta-regression analysis showed no relationship between insulin requiring diabetes and difference in TLR or stent thrombosis between BP-DES and DP-DES. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, BP-DESs have similar safety and efficacy profiles compared to contemporary DP-DES in patients with diabetes.

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Infect Dis Poverty ; 8(1): 35, 2019 05 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31122275

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In a study from the onchocerciasis-endemic area of Mahenge in southern Tanzania, Mmbando et al. [Inf Dis Poverty. 2018;7:64] demonstrate that in four selected villages the overall epilepsy prevalence was high, and significantly more elevated in the two villages of higher onchocerciasis endemicity compared to those of lower endemicity. This is replicating earlier findings from many other areas of tropical Africa. The authors are also providing data indicating that in the Mahenge focus, the prevalence of nodding syndrome may be related to that of onchocerciasis in the same way as epilepsy in general. The application of a clinical case definition for onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy (OAE) as used in the study of Mmbando et al. [Inf Dis Poverty. 2018;7:64] faces some difficulties; indeed, its precision in discerning cases of OAE from epilepsy due to other etiologies is not known, and it does not allow for a specific diagnosis in the individual patient. Because an operational surveillance tool for assessing the number of patients in the population could mean substantial advance for better estimating the burden of OAE, the proposed definition should be tried in different settings and its performance reviewed in the process.


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Epilepsia/epidemiologia , Síndrome do Cabeceio , Oncocercose , Humanos , Prevalência , Tanzânia/epidemiologia
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Lancet ; 393(10190): 2503-2510, 2019 06 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31056295

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BACKGROUND: New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) have mostly been investigated in head-to-head non-inferiority trials against early-generation DES and have typically shown similar efficacy and superior safety. How the safety profile of new-generation DES compares with that of bare-metal stents (BMS) is less clear. METHODS: We did an individual patient data meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials to compare outcomes after implantation of new-generation DES or BMS among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The primary outcome was the composite of cardiac death or myocardial infarction. Data were pooled in a one-stage random-effects meta-analysis and examined at maximum follow-up and a 1-year landmark. Risk estimates are reported as hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% CIs. This study is registered in PROSPERO, number CRD42017060520. FINDINGS: We obtained individual data for 26 616 patients in 20 randomised trials. Mean follow-up was 3·2 (SD 1·8) years. The risk of the primary outcome was reduced in DES recipients compared with BMS recipients (HR 0·84, 95% CI 0·78-0·90, p<0·001) owing to a reduced risk of myocardial infarction (0·79, 0·71-0·88, p<0·001) and a possible slight but non-significant cardiac mortality benefit (0·89, 0·78-1·01, p=0·075). All-cause death was unaffected (HR with DES 0·96, 95% CI 0·88-1·05, p=0·358), but risk was lowered for definite stent thrombosis (0·63, 0·50-0·80, p<0·001) and target-vessel revascularisation (0·55, 0·50-0·60, p<0·001). We saw a time-dependent treatment effect, with DES being associated with lower risk of the primary outcome than BMS up to 1 year after placement. While the effect was maintained in the longer term, there was no further divergence from BMS after 1 year. INTERPRETATION: The performance of new-generation DES in the first year after implantation means that BMS should no longer be considered the gold standard for safety. Further development of DES technology should target improvements in clinical outcomes beyond 1 year. FUNDING: Bern University Hospital.


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Infarto do Miocárdio/cirurgia , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/instrumentação , Stents/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Stents Farmacológicos/efeitos adversos , Estudos de Equivalência como Asunto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Razão de Chances , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/mortalidade , Desenho de Prótese , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Medição de Risco , Resultado do Tratamento
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Cardiovasc Revasc Med ; 20(5): 392-398, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31079817

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drug-eluting Resorbable Magnesium Scaffold (RMS), such as Magmaris. The aim of the study was to evaluate tissue modifications in the RMS edges over time, assessed by different invasive imaging modalities. METHODS: The patients treated with the device were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS at baseline and 12 months. The EVR study performed a segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5 mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. RESULTS: The segment-level grayscale IVUS (n = 10), virtual histology IVUS (n = 10), and OCT (n = 18) analysis did not show any significant changes after 12 months, except for a fibrous plaque area (FPA) reduction of 0.5mm2 (p = 0.017) in the proximal segment compared to baseline. In the frame-level analysis, IVUS evaluation revealed a vessel area decreased 2.80 ±â€¯1.43 mm2 (p = 0.012) and 2.49 ±â€¯1.53 mm2 (p = 0.022) in 2 proximal frames. This was accompanied by plaque area reduction of 0.88 ±â€¯0.70 mm2 (p = 0.048) and a FPA decreased by 0.63 ±â€¯0.48 mm2 (p = 0.004) in one proximal frame. In 1 distal frame, there was a dense calcium area reduction of 0.10 ±â€¯0.12 mm2 (p = 0.045), FPA and fibrous fatty plaque increased 0.54 ±â€¯0.53 mm2 (p = 0.023) and 0.17 ±â€¯0.16 mm2 (p = 0.016), respectively. By OCT, there was a lumen area decrease of 0.76 ±â€¯1.51 mm2 (p = 0.045) in a distal frame. CONCLUSION: At 12 months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment. This could be translated as a benign healing process at the edges of the RMS. SUMMARY: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drug-eluting absorbable metal scaffolds (RMS), such as Magmaris. Patients treated with the device were assessed by multi invasive imaging modalities [i.e. optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS] evaluating the tissue changes over time in the segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5 mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. As a result, after 12 months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment, translating a benign healing process at the edges of the RMS.

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Cardiovasc Revasc Med ; 20(5): 392-398, May 2019. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | Sec. Est. Saúde SP, SESSP-IDPCPROD, Sec. Est. Saúde SP | ID: biblio-1006900

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Introduction and objective: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drugeluting Resorbable Magnesium Scaffold (RMS), such as Magmaris. The aim of the study was to evaluate tissue modifications in the RMS edges over time, assessed by different invasive imaging modalities. Methods: The patients treated with the device were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS at baseline and 12 months. The EVR study performed a segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5 mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. Results: The segment-level grayscale IVUS (n=10), virtual histology IVUS (n=10), and OCT (n=18) analysis did not showany significant changes after 12months, except for a fibrous plaque area (FPA) reduction of 0.5mm2 (p=0.017) in the proximal segment compared to baseline. In the frame-level analysis, IVUS evaluation revealed a vessel area decreased 2.80 ± 1.43 mm2 (p = 0.012) and 2.49 ± 1.53 mm2 (p = 0.022) in 2 proximal frames. This was accompanied by plaque area reduction of 0.88 ± 0.70 mm2 (p = 0.048) and a FPA decreased by 0.63 ± 0.48mm2 (p = 0.004) in one proximal frame. In 1 distal frame, there was a dense calcium area reduction of 0.10 ± 0.12 mm2 (p = 0.045), FPA and fibrous fatty plaque increased 0.54 ± 0.53 mm2 (p = 0.023) and 0.17 ± 0.16 mm2 (p = 0.016), respectively. By OCT, there was a lumen area decrease of 0.76 ± 1.51 mm2 (p = 0.045) in a distal frame. Conclusion: At 12 months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment. This could be translated as a benign healing process a the edges of the RMS. Summary: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drug-eluting absorbable metal scaffolds (RMS), such as Magmaris. Patients treated with the device were assessed by multi invasive imagingmodalities [i.e. optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS] evaluating the tissue changes over timein the segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. As a result, after 12months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment, translating a benign healing process at the edges of the RMS.


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Humanos , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica
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Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care ; : 2048872619842988, 2019 Apr 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31008655

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AIM: Exercise stress testing is used to detect myocardial ischaemia, but is limited by low sensitivity and specificity. The authors investigated the value of the analysis of high-frequency QRS components as a marker of abnormal depolarization in addition to standard ST-deviations as a marker of abnormal repolarization to improve the diagnostic accuracy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients undergoing bicycle exercise stress nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging were prospectively enrolled. Presence of myocardial ischaemia, the primary diagnostic endpoint, was adjudicated using MPI and coronary angiography. Automated high-frequency QRS analysis was performed in a blinded fashion. The prognostic endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) during two years of follow-up. Exercise-induced ischaemia was detected in 147/662 patients (22%). The sensitivity of high-frequency QRS was similar to ST-deviations (46% vs. 43%, p=0.59), while the specificity was lower (75% vs. 87%, p<0.001). The combined use of high-frequency QRS and ST-deviations classified 59% of patients as 'rule-out' (both negative), 9% as 'rule-in' (both positive) and 32% in an intermediate zone (one test positive). The sensitivity for 'rule-out' and the specificity for 'rule-in' improved to 63% and 97% compared with ST-deviation analysis alone (both p<0.001). MACE-free survival was 90%, 80% and 42% in patients in the 'rule-out', intermediate and 'rule-in' groups ( p<0.001). After adjustment for age, gender, ST-deviations and clinical post-test probability of ischaemia, high-frequency QRS remained an independent predictor for the occurrence of MACEs. CONCLUSION: The use of high-frequency QRS analysis in addition to ST-deviation analysis improves the diagnostic accuracy during exercise stress testing and adds independent prognostic information.

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Eur J Clin Invest ; : e13112, 2019 Mar 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30925205

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BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of exercise-induced left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) is incompletely understood. Better understanding of its prevalence and determinants might help to address the current potential oversimplification of the relation between physical activity and cardiac health in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We prospectively assessed the prevalence and determinants of exercise-induced LVD in patients with stable CAD and normal LV function at rest undergoing bicycle rest/stress myocardial perfusion imaging single-photon emission computed tomography (MPI-SPECT). Exercise-induced LVD was defined as a relevant (5% or more) drop in left ventricular ejection fraction after maximal exercise. High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I/T (Hs-cTnI/T) and N-terminal probrain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations were measured before exercise to quantify cardiomyocyte injury and hemodynamic cardiac stress, respectively. RESULTS: Among 317 patients, exercise-induced LVD was present in 83 (26%) patients. Exercise-induced LVD was associated with the extent of exercise-inducible myocardial ischaemia as well as transient ischaemic dilatation. Still, 43% of patients developing exercise-induced LVD did not have functionally relevant CAD. Neither baseline characteristics, nor the quantification of the extent of cardiomyocyte injury and hemodynamic cardiac stress using hs-cTnI/T and NT-proBNP concentrations, respectively, allowed predicting exercise-induced LVD. CONCLUSION: One out of four patients with stable CAD develops exercise-induced LVD after bicycle exercise test. While the extent of exercise-inducible myocardial ischaemia is a predictor, other still unrecognized mechanisms also seem to play a major role, as nearly half of all patients with exercise-induced LVD do not have functionally relevant CAD.

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J Vasc Surg ; 70(1): 216-223, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30922743

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OBJECTIVE: Noncardiac surgery early after coronary stenting has been associated with a high rate of stent thrombosis and catastrophic outcomes. However, those outcomes were mostly seen when dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) was discontinued before surgery. This observational study sought to estimate the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) after femoral artery repair following recent stent-percutaneous coronary intervention under continued DAPT and to explore potential risk factors. We suspect that in this setting, the risk of MACEs is lower than previously reported. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all consecutive patients who underwent femoral artery repair because of puncture site complications (bleeding or occlusion) within 28 days after coronary stenting at a tertiary referral center in Switzerland from 2005 to 2015. The primary end point consisted of the MACEs death, cardiac arrest, stent thrombosis, and myocardial infarction. RESULTS: There were 12,960 patients who underwent coronary stenting. Seventy patients (0.5%) required repair of the femoral vessels, which was performed under continued DAPT in all cases. Eight patients (11.4%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 5.4-21.8) experienced a total of 17 MACEs within 30 days after surgery, including 5 deaths (7.1%; 95% CI, 2.7-16.6). Factors significantly associated with postoperative MACEs were cardiogenic shock on admission before coronary stenting (hazard ratio, 6.9; 95% CI, 1.8-29.6; P = .035) and limb ischemia as an indication for surgery compared with bleeding (hazard ratio, 10.5; 95% CI, 2.7-40.7; P = .008). CONCLUSIONS: In our series, femoral artery repair under DAPT for access site complications early after stent-percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with only a modest MACE rate and therefore a much better outcome than previously reported.

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PLoS One ; 14(1): e0210821, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30645635

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BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) prevents thrombotic events after coronary stent implantation but may induce bleedings, specifically in elderly patients. However, a competitive risk analysis is lacking. OBJECTIVES: To assess the determinants of major bleeding and the balance between the competing risks of major bleeding and thrombotic events during prasugrel-based DAPT after stent implantation. METHODS: Overall, 2,291 patients randomized to drug-eluting or bare metal stents and treated with prasugrel 10mg/day for 1 year were followed over 2 years for major bleeding (BARC 3/5) and thrombotic events (cardiac death, myocardial infarction, definitive/probable stent thrombosis). Prasugrel dose was reduced to 5mg in patients >75 years and/or <60kg. Predictors of major bleeding and competing risks of major bleeding and thrombotic events were assessed. RESULTS: Two-year rates of major bleeding and thrombotic events were 2.9% and 9.0%, respectively. The only independent predictor of major bleeding was age (hazard ratio per year increase 1.05 [1.02,1.07], p<0.001). The relationship between major bleeding and age was non-linear, with lowest hazard ratios at 57 years and an exponential increase only above 65 years. In contrast, the relationship between thrombotic events and age was linear and continuously increasing with older age. While the competing risk of thrombotic events was higher than that of major bleeding in younger patients, the two risks were similar in older patients. After discontinuation of prasugrel, bleeding events leveled off in all patients, while thrombotic events continued to increase. CONCLUSIONS: In prasugrel-based DAPT, age is the strongest risk factor for major bleeding, increasing exponentially >65 years. In younger patients, thrombotic events represent a higher risk than bleeding, while thrombotic and bleeding risks were similar in older patients. Important clinical implications relate to prasugrel dose in the elderly, duration of DAPT and the competing risk balance necessitating individualized treatment decisions.

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Int J Cardiol ; 275: 20-25, 2019 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30340850

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BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a major role in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We hypothesized, that quantifying inflammation by measuring circulating interleukin-6 concentrations help in the diagnosis and/or prediction of functionally relevant CAD. Among consecutive patients with symptoms suggestive of CAD, functionally relevant CAD was adjudicated in two domains: first, diagnosis according to myocardial perfusion single photon emission tomography (MPI-SPECT) and coronary angiography; second, cardiovascular death and all-cause death during 2-years follow-up. Adjudication was done blinded to the interleukin-6 concentrations. RESULTS: Among 1553 patients, symptoms were adjudicated to be causally related to CAD in 43% (665/1553). Interleukin-6 concentrations were higher in patients with functionally relevant CAD as compared to those without (1.56 pg/mL versus 1.30 pg/mL, p < 0.001), but overall had only low-to-modest diagnostic accuracy (area under the curve [AUC]: 0.57, 95%CI 0.55-0.61) and were no independent predictor of functionally relevant CAD after multivariable adjustment (p = 0.068). Interleukin-6 concentrations had moderate-to-high accuracy in the prediction of cardiovascular death (AUC 0.75, 95%CI 0.69-0.82) and all-cause death (AUC 0.72, 95%CI 0.66-0.78) at 2-years, and remained a significant predictor after multivariable adjustment (p < 0.001). Compared to patients with interleukin-6 concentrations below the median (1.41 pg/mL), patients with concentrations above the median had a significantly higher cumulative incidence of cardiovascular death (1% vs. 4%, log-rank p < 0.001) and all-cause death (2% vs. 8%, log-rank p < 0.001) at 2 years. CONCLUSION: Interleukin-6 concentrations are strong and independent predictors of cardiovascular death and all-cause death.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico , Diagnóstico Precoce , Interleucina-6/sangue , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Causas de Morte/tendências , Angiografia Coronária , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/sangue , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Teste de Esforço , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Imunoensaio , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tomografia Computadorizada Multidetectores , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Prospectivos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências , Suíça/epidemiologia , Tomografia Computadorizada de Emissão de Fóton Único/métodos
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Cardiovasc. revasc. med ; 20: 392-386, May 2019. ilus., tab
Artigo em Inglês | Sec. Est. Saúde SP, SESSP-IDPCPROD, Sec. Est. Saúde SP | ID: biblio-998567

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drugeluting Resorbable Magnesium Scaffold (RMS), such as Magmaris. The aim of the study was to evaluate tissue modifications in the RMS edges over time, assessed by different invasive imaging modalities. METHODS: The patients treated with the device were assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS at baseline and 12 months. The EVR study performed a segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5 mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. RESULTS: The segment-level grayscale IVUS (n=10), virtual histology IVUS (n=10), and OCT (n=18) analysis did not showany significant changes after 12months, except for a fibrous plaque area (FPA) reduction of 0.5mm2 (p=0.017) in the proximal segment compared to baseline. In the frame-level analysis, IVUS evaluation revealed a vessel area decreased 2.80 ± 1.43 mm2 (p = 0.012) and 2.49 ± 1.53 mm2 (p = 0.022) in 2 proximal frames. This was accompanied by plaque area reduction of 0.88 ± 0.70 mm2 (p = 0.048) and a FPA decreased by 0.63 ± 0.48mm2 (p = 0.004) in one proximal frame. In 1 distal frame, there was a dense calcium area reduction of 0.10 ± 0.12 mm2 (p = 0.045), FPA and fibrous fatty plaque increased 0.54 ± 0.53 mm2 (p = 0.023) and 0.17 ± 0.16 mm2 (p = 0.016), respectively. By OCT, there was a lumen area decrease of 0.76 ± 1.51 mm2 (p =0.045) in a distal frame. CONCLUSION: At 12 months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment. This could be translated as a benign healing process at the edges of the RMS. SUMMARY: The edge vascular response (EVR) remains unknown in second generation drug-eluting absorbable metal scaffolds (RMS), such as Magmaris. Patients treated with the device were assessed by multi invasive imagingmodalities [i.e. optical coherence tomography (OCT), grayscale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and virtual histology IVUS] evaluating the tissue changes over timein the segment- and frame-level analysis of the 5mm segments proximal and distal of the actual RMS. As a result, after 12months, Magmaris EVR assessment does not show overall significant changes, except for a fibrous plaque area reduction in the proximal segment, translating a benign healing process at the edges of the RMS.


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Humanos , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 2018 Dec 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30517682

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Regulation of complex biological networks has proven to be a key bottleneck in synthetic biology. Interactions between the structurally flexible RNA and various other molecules in the form of riboswitches have shown a high-regulation specificity and efficiency and synthetic riboswitches have filled the toolbox of devices in many synthetic biology applications. Here we report the development of a novel, small molecule binding RNA aptamer, whose binding is dependent on light-induced change of conformation of its small molecule ligand. As ligand we chose an azobenzene because of its reliable photoswitchability and modified it with chloramphenicol for a better interaction with RNA. The synthesis of the ligand 'azoCm' was followed by extensive biophysical analysis regarding its stability and photoswitchability. RNA aptamers were identified after several cycles of in vitro selection and then studied regarding their binding specificity and affinity toward the ligand. We show the successful development of an RNA aptamer that selectively binds to only the trans photoisomer of azoCm with a KD of 545 nM. As the aptamer cannot bind to the irradiated ligand (λ = 365 nm), a light-selective RNA binding system is provided. Further studies may now result in the engineering of a reliable, light-responsible riboswitch.

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Am J Trop Med Hyg ; 99(5): 1211-1218, 2018 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30226148

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Nodding syndrome (NS) is an encephalopathy characterized by the core symptom of epileptic head nodding seizures, affecting children at the age between 3 and 18 years in distinct areas of tropical Africa. A consistent correlation with onchocerciasis was found, but so far, the causation of NS has not been fully clarified. With a systematic analysis of features of a cohort of epilepsy patients examined in the Itwara onchocerciasis focus of western Uganda in 1994, we provide evidence that NS actually occurred in this area at this time, and we demonstrate a correlation between prevalence of NS and that of onchocerciasis in different villages. Following the elimination of onchocerciasis by community-directed treatment with ivermectin and ground larviciding, our data provide a baseline to examine the question whether NS will disappear once its putative cause has been removed.

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Lancet ; 392(10149): 737-746, 2018 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30170848

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BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting stents combining an ultrathin cobalt-chromium stent platform with a biodegradable polymer eluting sirolimus have been shown to be non-inferior or superior to thin-strut, durable-polymer, everolimus-eluting stents in terms of 1 year safety and efficacy outcomes. METHODS: In the randomised, single-blind, multicentre, non-inferiority BIOSCIENCE trial, we compared biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stents with durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stents in patients with chronic stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndromes. Here, we assess the final 5-year clinical outcomes of BIOSCIENCE with regards to the primary clinical outcome of target lesion failure, which was a composite of cardiac death, target vessel myocardial infarction, and clinically indicated target lesion revascularisation. The primary analysis was done by intention to treat. The BIOSCIENCE trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01443104. FINDINGS: 2008 (95%) of 2119 patients recruited between March 1, 2012, and May 31, 2013, completed 5 years of follow-up. Target lesion failure occurred in 198 patients (cumulative incidence 20·2%) treated with biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stents and in 189 patients (18·8%) treated with durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stents (rate ratio [RR] 1·07, 95% CI 0·88-1·31; p=0·487). All-cause mortality was significantly higher in patients treated with biodegradable-polymer sirolimus-eluting stents than in those treated with durable-polymer everolimus-eluting stents (14·1% vs 10·3%; RR 1·36, 95% CI 1·06-1·75; p=0·017), driven by a difference in non-cardiovascular deaths. We observed no difference between groups in cumulative incidence of definite stent thrombosis at 5 years (1·6% in both groups; 1·02, 0·51-2·05; p=0·950). INTERPRETATION: 5-year risk of target lesion failure among all-comer patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention is similar after implantation of ultrathin-strut, biodegradable-polymer, sirolimus-eluting stents or thin-strut, durable-polymer, everolimus-eluting stents. Higher incidences of all-cause and non-cardiovascular mortality in patients treated with biodegradable-polymer stents eluting sirolimus than in those treated with durable-polymer stents eluting everolimus warrant careful observation in ongoing clinical trials. FUNDING: Clinical Trials Unit of the University of Bern and Biotronik.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/cirurgia , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/cirurgia , Stents Farmacológicos , Everolimo/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/instrumentação , Sirolimo/administração & dosagem , Implantes Absorvíveis , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/complicações , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Causas de Morte , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/complicações , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/mortalidade , Stents Farmacológicos/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Análise de Intenção de Tratamento , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/etiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/mortalidade , Polímeros , Desenho de Prótese , Falha de Prótese/etiologia , Método Simples-Cego , Trombose/etiologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Lancet ; 392(10150): 849-856, 2018 09 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30170854

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BACKGROUND: Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are a novel therapeutic strategy for small native coronary artery disease. However, their safety and efficacy is poorly defined in comparison with drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: BASKET-SMALL 2 was a multicentre, open-label, randomised non-inferiority trial. 758 patients with de-novo lesions (<3 mm in diameter) in coronary vessels and an indication for percutaneous coronary intervention were randomly allocated (1:1) to receive angioplasty with DCB versus implantation of a second-generation DES after successful predilatation via an interactive internet-based response system. Dual antiplatelet therapy was given according to current guidelines. The primary objective was to show non-inferiority of DCB versus DES regarding major adverse cardiac events (MACE; ie, cardiac death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and target-vessel revascularisation) after 12 months. The non-inferiority margin was an absolute difference of 4% in MACE. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT01574534. FINDINGS: Between April 10, 2012, and February 1, 2017, 382 patients were randomly assigned to the DCB group and 376 to DES group. Non-inferiority of DCB versus DES was shown because the 95% CI of the absolute difference in MACE in the per-protocol population was below the predefined margin (-3·83 to 3·93%, p=0·0217). After 12 months, the proportions of MACE were similar in both groups of the full-analysis population (MACE was 7·5% for the DCB group vs 7·3% for the DES group; hazard ratio [HR] 0·97 [95% CI 0·58-1·64], p=0·9180). There were five (1·3%) cardiac-related deaths in the DES group and 12 (3·1%) in the DCB group (full analysis population). Probable or definite stent thrombosis (three [0·8%] in the DCB group vs four [1·1%] in the DES group; HR 0·73 [0·16-3·26]) and major bleeding (four [1·1%] in the DCB group vs nine [2·4%] in the DES group; HR 0·45 [0·14-1·46]) were the most common adverse events. INTERPRETATION: In small native coronary artery disease, DCB was non-inferior to DES regarding MACE up to 12 months, with similar event rates for both treatment groups. FUNDING: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Basel Cardiovascular Research Foundation, and B Braun Medical AG.


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Angioplastia Coronária com Balão/métodos , Materiais Revestidos Biocompatíveis/uso terapêutico , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Stents Farmacológicos , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/métodos , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos
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