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J Am Heart Assoc ; 9(19): e017297, 2020 10 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998607

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Background Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may worsen the prognosis of coronavirus disease 2019, but any association could be confounded by the cardiometabolic conditions indicating ACE-I/ARB use. We therefore examined the impact of ACE-Is/ARBs on respiratory tract infection outcomes. Methods and Results This cohort study included all adult patients hospitalized with influenza or pneumonia from 2005 to 2018 in Denmark using population-based medical databases. Thirty-day mortality and risk of admission to the intensive care unit in ACE-Is/ARBs users was compared with nonusers and with users of calcium channel blockers. We used propensity scores to handle confounding and computed propensity score-weighted risks, risk differences (RDs), and risk ratios (RRs). Of 568 019 patients hospitalized with influenza or pneumonia, 100 278 were ACE-I/ARB users and 37 961 were users of calcium channel blockers. In propensity score-weighted analyses, ACE-I/ARB users had marginally lower 30-day mortality than users of calcium channel blockers (13.9% versus 14.5%; RD, -0.6%; 95% CI, -1.0 to -0.1; RR, 0.96; 95% CI, 0.93-0.99), and a lower risk of admission to the intensive care unit (8.0% versus 9.6%; RD, -1.6%; 95% CI, -2.0 to -1.2; RR, 0.83; 95% CI, 0.80-0.87). Compared with nonusers, current ACE-I/ARB users had lower mortality (RD, -2.4%; 95% CI, -2.8 to -2.0; RR, 0.85; 95% CI, 0.83-0.87), but similar risk of admission to the intensive care unit (RD, 0.4%; 95% CI, 0.0-0.7; RR, 1.04; 95% CI, 1.00-1.09). Conclusions Among patients with influenza or pneumonia, ACE-I/ARB users had no increased risk of admission to the intensive care unit and slightly reduced mortality after controlling for confounding.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Influenza Humana/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia/tratamento farmacológico , Sistema Renina-Angiotensina/efeitos dos fármacos , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Dinamarca/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Incidência , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Masculino , Razão de Chances , Pandemias , Pneumonia/epidemiologia , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências
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J Cardiothorac Surg ; 15(1): 291, 2020 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33008467

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BACKGROUND: Concomitant bipolar radiofrequency ablation and valve replacement in the elderly remains controversial. In the current study, we aimed to compare the outcomes of concomitant valve replacement and bipolar radiofrequency ablation with valve replacement alone in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients aged ≥70 years who underwent valve replacement with or without bipolar radiofrequency ablation in a single-centre between January 2006 and March 2015. The early postoperative results and long-term clinical outcomes were compared after propensity score matching. RESULTS: A total of 34 pairs of patients (73.94 ± 2.64 years old; 34 in the AF with ablation group and 34 in the AF without ablation group) were enrolled in the propensity score matching analysis. There were no significant differences between the two matched groups in terms of surgical mortality (5.88% vs. 2.94%, P = 0.555) and major postoperative morbidity. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed a significantly better overall survival in the AF with ablation group compared to the AF without ablation group (P = 0.009). Cumulative incidence curves showed a lower incidence of cardiovascular death in the AF with ablation group (P = 0.025, Gray's test). Patients in the AF with ablation group had a reduced incidence of stroke compared to patients in the AF with ablation group (P = 0.009, Gray's test). The freedom from AF after 5 years was 58.0% in the AF with ablation group and 3.0% in the AF without ablation group. CONCLUSIONS: The addition of bipolar radiofrequency ablation is a safe and feasible procedure, even in patients aged ≥70 years, with a better long-term survival and a reduced incidence of stroke compared to valve replacement alone. These findings suggest that bipolar radiofrequency ablation should always be considered as a concomitant procedure for elderly patients with AF who require cardiac surgery. However, a large-scale, prospective, multi-centre, randomized study should be performed in the future to fully validate our findings.


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Ablação por Cateter , Doenças das Valvas Cardíacas/cirurgia , Idoso , Fibrilação Atrial/cirurgia , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Cardíacos , Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Cateteres , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Período Pós-Operatório , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22118, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031259

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It is controversial regarding the treatment allocation for patients with stage I hepatocellular carcinoma (SI-HCC). The aim of the present study was to compare the long-term survival in SI-HCC patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT), liver resection (LR), local tumor destruction (LTD), or none. SI-HCC patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2015 were extracted from the SEER 18 registry database. Multivariable Cox models and propensity score matching (PSM) method were used to explore the association between surgical methods and long-term prognosis. A total of 5165 patients with stage I (AJCC, 6th or 7th) HCC were included in the study. Only 36.9% of patients diagnosed with HCC in stage I received surgical therapy. The incidence of LT was decreased over time (P < .001). In the multivariable-adjusted cohort (n = 5165), after adjusting potential confounding factors, a clear prognostic advantage of LT was observed in OS (P < .0001) compared with patients after LR. Patients undergoing LTD had a worse OS in comparison with patients who underwent LR (P < .0001). Patients who received no surgical treatment had the worst OS (P < .0001) among 4 treatment groups. In stratified analyses, the salutary effects of LT vs LR on OS were consistent across all subgroups except for a similar result in the noncirrhotic subgroup (P = .4414). The inferior survival effects of LTD vs LR on OS were consistent across all subgroups, and even in the subgroup with tumor size < 3 cm (P = .0342). In the PSM cohort, patients in LT group showed a better OS (P < .001) than patients in LR group (P < .0001) and patients undergoing LTD had a worse OS compared with patients who underwent LR (P = .00059). In conclusion, LT offered a survival advantage compared with LR among patients with Stage I HCC. LT is the best surgical treatment for stage I HCC in patients with advanced fibrosis, whereas LR provides comparable long-term outcomes to LT in patients without advanced fibrosis and should be considered as the first-line surgical option. LTD can be used as an alternative method when LR and LT are unavailable.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Feminino , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Transplante de Fígado , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Programa de SEER , Análise de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(41): e22366, 2020 Oct 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33031272

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To investigate the prognoses associated with different locations of medulloblastoma (MB) in terms of survival through a case-control study and evaluate the prognostic factors for MB.The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was used to identify MB patients diagnosed from 1975 to 2016. Each brainstem MB (bMB) patient was matched to a cerebellum MB (cMB) patient by propensity score matching based on age, sex, tumor size, extent of metastasis, extent of surgical resection, radiotherapy status and chemotherapy status. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to assess the effect of prognostic factors on overall survival. Ethical approval was not necessary as this study is based on a public database.A total of 172 bMB patients and 1417 cMB patients were included in the study. A total of 144 pairs of patients were matched to constitute the matched cohort. Within the matched cohort, the median survival times were 213 months and 96 months for cMB and bMB, respectively. Within the unmatched cohort, the median survival times were 111 months and 97 months for cMB and bMB, respectively. Brainstem location detrimentally affected the survival time of MB patients in both the matched cohort (hazard ratios =8.14, 95% confidence interval =5.98-11.08) and the unmatched cohort (hazard ratios =1.44, 95% confidence interval =1.20-1.74). Age <5 years and receipt of radiotherapy were favorable prognostic factors, whereas gross total resection, brainstem location and receipt of chemotherapy were unfavorable prognostic factors. Radiotherapy alone was associated with superior outcomes concerning adjuvant chemotherapy or radiotherapy.This study uncovers a survival advantage for cMB patients versus bMB patients. Additionally, prognostic factors include age, extent of surgical resection, and receipt of radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Radiotherapy after surgery and rational use of chemotherapy drugs are crucial for treatment of MB patients. Further studies of these prognostic factors are required to improve the survival time.


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Neoplasias do Tronco Encefálico/mortalidade , Meduloblastoma/mortalidade , Neoplasias do Tronco Encefálico/terapia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Neoplasias Cerebelares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Cerebelares/terapia , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Meduloblastoma/terapia , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Programa de SEER , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Undersea Hyperb Med ; 47(3): 405-413, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931666

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Objective: Given the high mortality and prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation of COVID-19 patients, we evaluated the safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen for COVID-19 patients with respiratory distress. Methods: This is a single-center clinical trial of COVID-19 patients at NYU Winthrop Hospital from March 31 to April 28, 2020. Patients in this trial received hyperbaric oxygen therapy at 2.0 atmospheres of pressure in monoplace hyperbaric chambers for 90 minutes daily for a maximum of five total treatments. Controls were identified using propensity score matching among COVID-19 patients admitted during the same time period. Using competing-risks survival regression, we analyzed our primary outcome of inpatient mortality and secondary outcome of mechanical ventilation. Results: We treated 20 COVID-19 patients with hyperbaric oxygen. Ages ranged from 30 to 79 years with an oxygen requirement ranging from 2 to 15 liters on hospital days 0 to 14. Of these 20 patients, two (10%) were intubated and died, and none remain hospitalized. Among 60 propensity-matched controls based on age, sex, body mass index, coronary artery disease, troponin, D-dimer, hospital day, and oxygen requirement, 18 (30%) were intubated, 13 (22%) have died, and three (5%) remain hospitalized (with one still requiring mechanical ventilation). Assuming no further deaths among controls, we estimate that the adjusted subdistribution hazard ratios were 0.37 for inpatient mortality (p=0.14) and 0.26 for mechanical ventilation (p=0.046). Conclusion: Though limited by its study design, our results demonstrate the safety of hyperbaric oxygen among COVID-19 patients and strongly suggests the need for a well-designed, multicenter randomized control trial.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Oxigenação Hiperbárica/métodos , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pontuação de Propensão , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Pressão Atmosférica , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Oxigenação Hiperbárica/efeitos adversos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Respiração Artificial/mortalidade , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/etiologia , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/mortalidade , Fatores de Risco , Segurança , Análise de Sobrevida , Fatores de Tempo , Resultado do Tratamento
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(38): e22311, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32957394

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Diabetes mellitus results in an attenuated inflammatory response, reduces pulmonary microvascular permeability, and may decrease the risk of developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Studies have shown that patients with ARDS are better managed by a conservative as compared to liberal fluid management strategy. However, it is not known if the same fluid management principles hold true for patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus and ARDS.As diabetes mellitus results in reduced pulmonary microvascular permeability and an attenuated inflammatory response, we hypothesize that in the setting of ARDS, diabetic patients will be able to tolerate a positive fluid balance better than patients without diabetes.The Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT) randomized patients with ARDS to conservative versus liberal fluid management strategies. In a secondary analysis of this trial, we calculated the interaction of diabetic status and differing fluid strategies on outcomes. Propensity score subclassification matching was used to control for the differing baseline characteristics between patients with and without diabetes.Nine hundred fifty-six patients were analyzed. In a propensity score matched analysis, the difference in the effect of a conservative as compared to liberal fluid management strategy on ventilator free days was 2.23 days (95% CI: -0.97 to 5.43 days) in diabetic patients, and 2.37 days (95% CI: -0.21 to 4.95 days) in non-diabetic patients. The difference in the effect of a conservative as compared to liberal fluid management on 60 day mortality was 2% (95% CI: -11.8% to 15.8%) in diabetic patients, and -7.9% (95% CI: -21.7% to 5.9%) in non-diabetic patients.When comparing a conservative fluid management strategy to a liberal fluid management strategy, diabetic patients with ARDS did not have a statistically significant difference in outcomes than non-diabetic patients.


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Diabetes Mellitus/terapia , Hidratação/métodos , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/terapia , Adulto , Idoso , Cateteres , Tratamento Conservador , Diabetes Mellitus/congênito , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pontuação de Propensão , Síndrome do Desconforto Respiratório do Adulto/complicações
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Med Sci Monit ; 26: e926651, 2020 Sep 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32969367

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BACKGROUND Use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients lacks evidence and is still controversial. This study was designed to investigate effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) on clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patients and to assess the safety of ACEIs/ARBs medication. MATERIAL AND METHODS COVID-19 patients with hypertension from 2 hospitals in Wuhan, China, from 17 Feb to 18 Mar 2020 were retrospectively screened and grouped according to in-hospital medication. We performed 1: 1 propensity score matching (PSM) analysis to adjust for confounding factors. RESULTS We included 210 patients and allocated them to ACEIs/ARBs (n=81; 46.91% males) or non-ACEIs/ARBs (n=129; 48.06% males) groups. The median age was 68 [interquartile range (IQR) 61.5-76] and 66 (IQR 59-72.5) years, respectively. General comparison showed mortality in the ACEIs/ARBs group was higher (8.64% vs. 3.88%) but the difference was not significant (P=0.148). ACEIs/ARBs was associated with significantly more cases 7-categorical ordinal scale >2 at discharge, more cases requiring Intensive Care Unit (ICU) stay, and increased values and ratio of days that blood pressure (BP) was above normal range (P<0.05). PSM analysis showed no significant difference in mortality, cumulative survival rate, or other clinical outcomes such as length of in-hospital/ICU stay, BP fluctuations, or ratio of adverse events between groups after adjustment for confounding parameters on admission. CONCLUSIONS We found no association between ACEIs/ARBs and clinical outcomes or adverse events, thus indicating no evidence for discontinuing use of ACEIs/ARBs in the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Anti-Hipertensivos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Hipertensão/complicações , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Idoso , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/efeitos adversos , Anti-Hipertensivos/efeitos adversos , China , Comorbidade , Feminino , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Unidades de Terapia Intensiva/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/biossíntese , Peptidil Dipeptidase A/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Pediatrics ; 146(4)2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943536

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the survival and neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants at 18 to 26 months with early hypoxemic respiratory failure (HRF). We also assessed whether African American infants with early HRF had improved outcomes after exposure to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO). METHODS: ELBW infants ≤1000 g and gestational age ≤26 weeks with maximal oxygen ≥60% on either day 1 or day 3 were labeled as "early HRF" and born between 2007 and 2015 in the Neonatal Research Network were included. Using a propensity score regression model, we analyzed outcomes and effects of exposure to iNO overall and separately by race. RESULTS: Among 7639 ELBW infants born ≤26 weeks, 22.7% had early HRF. Early HRF was associated with a mortality of 51.3%. The incidence of moderate-severe NDI among survivors was 41.2% at 18 to 26 months. Mortality among infants treated with iNO was 59.4%. Female sex (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]: 2.4, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.8-3.3), birth weight ≥720 g (aOR: 2.3, 95% CI: 1.7-3.1) and complete course of antenatal steroids (aOR: 1.6, 95% CI: 1.1-2.2) were associated with intact survival. African American infants had a similar incidence of early HRF (21.7% vs 23.3%) but lower exposure to iNO (16.4% vs 21.6%). Among infants with HRF exposed to iNO, intact survival (no death or NDI) was not significantly different between African American and other races (aOR: 1.5, 95% CI: 0.6-3.6). CONCLUSIONS: Early HRF in infants ≤26 weeks' gestation is associated with high mortality and NDI at 18 to 26 months. Use of iNO did not decrease mortality or NDI. Outcomes following iNO exposure were not different in African American infants.


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Broncodilatadores/uso terapêutico , Hipóxia/complicações , Lactente Extremamente Prematuro , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/epidemiologia , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/uso terapêutico , Insuficiência Respiratória/mortalidade , Administração por Inalação , Afro-Americanos , Índice de Apgar , Peso ao Nascer , Broncodilatadores/administração & dosagem , Feminino , Ruptura Prematura de Membranas Fetais , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Hipertensão Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido de Peso Extremamente Baixo ao Nascer , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/diagnóstico , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/tratamento farmacológico , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/etnologia , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/administração & dosagem , Alta do Paciente , Gravidez , Pontuação de Propensão , Insuficiência Respiratória/tratamento farmacológico , Insuficiência Respiratória/etnologia , Insuficiência Respiratória/etiologia , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Esteroides/uso terapêutico
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PLoS Med ; 17(9): e1003322, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32870921

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BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread use, only sparse information is available on the safety of gabapentin during pregnancy. We sought to evaluate the association between gabapentin exposure during pregnancy and risk of adverse neonatal and maternal outcomes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using the United States Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) dataset, we conducted a population-based study of 1,753,865 Medicaid-eligible pregnancies between January 2000 and December 2013. We examined the risk of major congenital malformations and cardiac defects associated with gabapentin exposure during the first trimester (T1), and the risk of preeclampsia (PE), preterm birth (PTB), small for gestational age (SGA), and neonatal intensive care unit admission (NICUa) associated with gabapentin exposure early, late, or both early and late in pregnancy. Gabapentin-unexposed pregnancies served as the reference. We estimated relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using fine stratification on the propensity score (PS) to control for over 70 confounders (e.g., maternal age, race/ethnicity, indications for gabapentin, other pain conditions, hypertension, diabetes, use of opioids, and specific morphine equivalents). We identified 4,642 pregnancies exposed in T1 (mean age = 28 years; 69% white), 3,745 exposed in early pregnancy only (28 years; 67% white), 556 exposed in late pregnancy only (27 years; 60% white), and 1,275 exposed in both early and late pregnancy (29 years; 75% white). The reference group consisted of 1,744,447 unexposed pregnancies (24 years; 40% white). The adjusted RR for major malformations was 1.07 (95% CI 0.94-1.21, p = 0.33) and for cardiac defects 1.12 (0.89-1.40, p = 0.35). Requiring ≥2 gabapentin dispensings moved the RR to 1.40 (1.03-1.90, p = 0.03) for cardiac defects. There was a higher risk of preterm birth among women exposed to gabapentin either late (RR, 1.28 [1.08-1.52], p < 0.01) or both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.22 [1.09-1.36], p < 0.001), SGA among women exposed to gabapentin early (1.17 [1.02-1.33], p = 0.02), late (1.39 [1.01-1.91], p = 0.05), or both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.32 [1.08-1.60], p < 0.01), and NICU admission among women exposed to gabapentin both early and late in pregnancy (RR, 1.35 [1.20-1.52], p < 0.001). There was no higher risk of preeclampsia among women exposed to gabapentin after adjustment. Study limitations include the potential for residual confounding and exposure misclassification. CONCLUSIONS: In this large population-based study, we did not find evidence for an association between gabapentin exposure during early pregnancy and major malformations overall, although there was some evidence of a higher risk of cardiac malformations. Maternal use of gabapentin, particularly late in pregnancy, was associated with a higher risk of PTB, SGA, and NICUa.


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Gabapentina/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Anormalidades Induzidas por Medicamentos/metabolismo , Adulto , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Gabapentina/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Recém-Nascido Pequeno para a Idade Gestacional , Pré-Eclâmpsia/fisiopatologia , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez , Primeiro Trimestre da Gravidez , Nascimento Prematuro , Pontuação de Propensão , Risco , Estados Unidos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(36): e21961, 2020 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32899032

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This retrospective study was aimed to determine the factors suggesting the need for computed tomography (CT) scanning when ultrasound (US) imaging results are negative or non-diagnostic in children suspicious for acute appendicitis in the emergency department.Patients less than 18 years old who underwent abdominal ultrasound and CT to rule out acute appendicitis were enrolled. Patients were classified into 2 groups: the false-negative group, in which patients had negative or non-diagnostic results on the initial US and a final diagnosis of acute appendicitis on the following abdominal CT, and the true-negative group, in which patients had negative or non-diagnostic US results and were negative on abdominal CT. Logistic regression and propensity score matching with the predicting factors were performed.The presence of vomiting (odds ratio (OR), 7.78; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.92-41.04) and poor oral intake (OR, 4.67; 95% CI, 1.21-21.15) with a high white blood cell (WBC) count (OR 1.26; 95% CI, 1.09-2.37), segmented neutrophil ratio (OR, 1.09; 95% CI, 1.03-1.16), and C-reactive protein (CRP) (OR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.09-2.37) were suggestive of the false-negative group. The propensity-matched population also showed significant associations with vomiting (OR, 7.86; 95% CI, 1.65-37.40) and poor oral intake (OR, 5.50; 95% CI, 1.28-23.69) with an elevated WBC count (OR, 1.27; 95% CI, 1.08-1.50), segmented neutrophil ratio (OR, 1.09; 95% CI, 1.03-1.16), and CRP (OR, 1.51; 95% CI, 1.03-2.22).A CT scan should be considered in children with suspected acute appendicitis if they have vomiting, high CRP, and high WBC count, despite negative or non-diagnostic US results.


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Apendicite/diagnóstico por imagem , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Apendicite/fisiopatologia , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criança , Diagnóstico Tardio , Erros de Diagnóstico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pontuação de Propensão , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Ultrassonografia , Vômito/etiologia
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Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 45(7): 797-803, 2020 Jul 28.
Artigo em Inglês, Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879083

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OBJECTIVES: Hypertension is a serious complication of pregnancy-related acute kidney injury (PR-AKI). This study aimed to determine the effect of hypertension on the prognosis of PR-AKI, maternal outcomes, and fetal outcome. METHODS: Patients with PR-AKI in a hospital from January 2008 to June 2018 were enrolled for this study. Patients with or without hypertension were grouped by 1꞉1 propensity matching score. The effect of hypertension on the prognosis of PR-AKI was evaluated by multivariate Cox regression before and after matching. RESULTS: Of the 30 680 women who attended the Department of Obstetrics, 126 patients were diagnosed as PR-AKI, the incidence was 0.41%. The age was (29.04±2.32) years. There were 50 cases in the hypertension group, accounting for 39.68%. Using the propensity score method, 48 pairs of patients were successfully matched, and the covariates between the two groups were balanced. After matching and adjusting for relevant clinical factors, Cox regression analysis showed that risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was increased in the hypertension group compared with the normal blood pressure group (HR=2.951, 95% CI 1.067 to 8.275, P=0.034). The risk of risk of adverse maternal outcome was increased (HR=2.815, 95% CI 1.271 to 6.233, P=0.009), and the risk of fetal adverse outcome was increased (HR=1.437, 95% CI 1.028 to 4.623, P=0.021). CONCLUSIONS: Hypertension is an independent risk factor for ESRD, adverse maternal outcomes, and adverse fetal outcomes in the PR-AKI patients.


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Lesão Renal Aguda , Hipertensão/complicações , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Gravidez , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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BMC Infect Dis ; 20(1): 706, 2020 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32977747

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OBJECTIVES: To investigate the incidence of active tuberculosis (TB) among COPD patients using fluticasone/salmeterol or budesonide/formoterol, and to identify any differences between these two groups of patients. METHODS: The study enrolled COPD patients from Taiwan NHIRD who received treatment with fluticasone/salmeterol or budesonide/formoterol for > 90 days between 2004 and 2011. The incidence of active TB was the primary outcome. RESULTS: Among the intention-to-treat population prior to matching, the incidence rates of active TB were 0.94 and 0.61% in the fluticasone/salmeterol and budesonide/formoterol groups, respectively. After matching, the fluticasone/salmeterol group had significantly higher rates of active TB (adjusted HR, 1.41, 95% CI, 1.17-1.70) compared with the budesonide/formoterol group. The significant difference between these two groups remained after a competing risk analysis (HR, 1.45, 95% CI, 1.21-1.74). Following propensity score matching, the fluticasone/salmeterol group had significantly higher rates of active TB compared with the budesonide/formoterol group (adjusted HR, 1.45, 95% CI, 1.14-1.85). A similar trend was observed after a competing risk analysis (HR, 1.44, 95% CI, 1.19-1.75). A higher risk of active TB was observed in the fluticasone/salmeterol group compared with the budesonide/formoterol group across all subgroups, but some differences did not reach statistical significance. CONCLUSION: Fluticasone/salmeterol carried a higher risk of active TB compared with budesonide/formoterol among COPD patients.


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Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Agonistas de Receptores Adrenérgicos beta 2/uso terapêutico , Combinação Budesonida e Fumarato de Formoterol/uso terapêutico , Combinação Fluticasona-Salmeterol/uso terapêutico , Mycobacterium tuberculosis , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/tratamento farmacológico , Tuberculose/epidemiologia , Administração por Inalação , Corticosteroides/administração & dosagem , Corticosteroides/efeitos adversos , Agonistas de Receptores Adrenérgicos beta 2/administração & dosagem , Agonistas de Receptores Adrenérgicos beta 2/efeitos adversos , Idoso , Combinação Budesonida e Fumarato de Formoterol/administração & dosagem , Combinação Budesonida e Fumarato de Formoterol/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Combinação Fluticasona-Salmeterol/administração & dosagem , Combinação Fluticasona-Salmeterol/efeitos adversos , Seguimentos , Humanos , Incidência , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pontuação de Propensão , Fatores de Risco , Taiwan/epidemiologia
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Mayo Clin Proc ; 95(8): 1613-1620, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32753136

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OBJECTIVES: To confirm whether a relationship exists between male sex and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality and whether this relationship is age dependent. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We queried the COVID-19 Research Network, a multinational database using the TriNetX network, to identify patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection. The main end point of the study was all-cause mortality. RESULTS: A total of 14,712 patients were included, of whom 6387 (43%) were men. Men were older (mean age, 55.0±17.7 years vs 51.1±17.9 years; P<.001) and had a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, coronary disease, obstructive pulmonary disease, nicotine dependence, and heart failure but a lower prevalence of obesity. Before propensity score matching (PSM), all-cause mortality rate was 8.8% in men and 4.3% in women (odds ratio, 2.15; 95% CI, 1.87 to 2.46; P<.001) at a median follow-up duration of 34 and 32 days, respectively. In the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, the cumulative probability of survival was significantly lower in men than in women (73% vs 86%; log-rank, P<.001). After PSM, all-cause mortality remained significantly higher in men than in women (8.13% vs 4.60%; odds ratio, 1.81; 95% CI, 1.55 to 2.11; P<.001). In the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, the cumulative probability of survival remained significantly lower in men than in women (74% vs 86%; log-rank, P<.001). The cumulative probability of survival remained significantly lower in propensity score-matched men than in women after excluding patients younger than 50 years and those who were taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker medications on admission. CONCLUSION: Among patients with COVID-19 infection, men had a significantly higher mortality than did women, and this difference was not completely explained by the higher prevalence of comorbidities in men.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Saúde Global/estatística & dados numéricos , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pontuação de Propensão , Sistema de Registros , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Análise de Sobrevida , Adulto Jovem
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J Zhejiang Univ Sci B ; 21(8): 628-636, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32748578

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BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no drugs that have been proven to be effective against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Because of its broad antiviral activity, interferon (IFN) should be evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent for treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), especially while COVID-19-specific therapies are still under development. METHODS: Confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, from January 19 to February 19, 2020 were enrolled in a retrospective study. The patients were separated into an IFN group and a control group according to whether they received initial IFN-α2b inhalation treatment after admission. Propensity-score matching was used to balance the confounding factors. RESULTS: A total of 104 confirmed COVID-19 patients, 68 in the IFN group and 36 in the control group, were enrolled. Less hypertension (27.9% vs. 55.6%, P=0.006), dyspnea (8.8% vs. 25.0%, P=0.025), or diarrhea (4.4% vs. 19.4%, P=0.030) was observed in the IFN group. Lower levels of albumin and C-reactive protein and higher level of sodium were observed in the IFN group. Glucocorticoid dosage was lower in the IFN group (median, 40 vs. 80 mg/d, P=0.025). Compared to the control group, fewer patients in the IFN group were ventilated (13.2% vs. 33.3%, P=0.015) and admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) (16.2% vs. 44.4%, P=0.002). There were also fewer critical patients in the IFN group (7.4% vs. 25.0%, P=0.017) upon admission. Although complications during admission process were comparable between groups, the discharge rate (85.3% vs. 66.7%, P=0.027) was higher and the hospitalization time (16 vs. 21 d, P=0.015) was shorter in the IFN group. When other confounding factors were not considered, virus shedding time (10 vs. 13 d, P=0.014) was also shorter in the IFN group. However, when the influence of other factors was eliminated using propensity score matching, virus shedding time was not significantly shorter than that of the control group (12 vs. 15 d, P=0.206). CONCLUSIONS: IFN-α2b spray inhalation did not shorten virus shedding time of SARS-CoV-2 in hospitalized patients.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Interferon alfa-2/administração & dosagem , Sprays Nasais , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Eliminação de Partículas Virais/efeitos dos fármacos , Albuminas/análise , Antivirais/administração & dosagem , Betacoronavirus , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China , Glucocorticoides/farmacologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Pandemias , Pontuação de Propensão , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sódio/sangue
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0231807, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32756555

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BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is increasingly common as a second primary malignancy. However, the clinical characteristics of second primary non-small cell lung cancer after cervical cancer (CC-NSCLC) compared with first primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC1) is unknown. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registry between 1998 and 2010 was used to conduct a large population-based cohort analysis. The demographic and clinical characteristics, as well as prognostic data, were systematically analyzed. The overall survival (OS) in the two cohorts was further compared. The risk factors of second primary lung cancer in patients with cervical cancer were also analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 557 patients (3.52%) developed second primary lung cancer after cervical cancer, and 451 were eligible for inclusion in the final analyses. Compared with NSCLC1, patients with CC-NSCLC had a higher rate of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (36.59% vs 19.07%, P < 0.01). The median OS was longer for CC-NSCLC than for NSCLC1 before propensity score matching (PSM) (16 months vs. 13 months) but with no significant difference after PSM (16 months vs. 17 months). The high-risk factors for the development of cervical cancer to CC-NSCLC include age 50-79 years, black race [odds ratio (OR) 1.417; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.095-1.834; P < 0.05], and history of radiotherapy (OR 1.392; 95% CI 1.053-1.841; P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Age 50-79 years, black race, and history of radiotherapy were independent risk factors for second primary lung cancer in patients with cervical cancer. Patients with CC-NSCLC had distinctive clinical characteristics and better prognosis compared with patients with NSCLC1.


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Neoplasias Pulmonares/etiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Segunda Neoplasia Primária/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas , Feminino , Humanos , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Fatores de Risco , Programa de SEER , Análise de Sobrevida , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/complicações
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Diabetes Metab J ; 44(4): 602-613, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32794386

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BACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global pandemic that had affected more than eight million people worldwide by June 2020. Given the importance of the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM) for host immunity, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of moderate-to-severe COVID-19 in patients with diabetes. METHODS: We conducted a multi-center observational study of 1,082 adult inpatients (aged ≥18 years) who were admitted to one of five university hospitals in Daegu because of the severity of their COVID-19-related disease. The demographic, laboratory, and radiologic findings, and the mortality, prevalence of severe disease, and duration of quarantine were compared between patients with and without DM. In addition, 1:1 propensity score (PS)-matching was conducted with the DM group. RESULTS: Compared with the non-DM group (n=847), patients with DM (n=235) were older, exhibited higher mortality, and required more intensive care. Even after PS-matching, patients with DM exhibited more severe disease, and DM remained a prognostic factor for higher mortality (hazard ratio, 2.40; 95% confidence interval, 1.38 to 4.15). Subgroup analysis revealed that the presence of DM was associated with higher mortality, especially in older people (≥70 years old). Prior use of a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor or a renin-angiotensin system inhibitor did not affect mortality or the clinical severity of the disease. CONCLUSION: DM is a significant risk factor for COVID-19 severity and mortality. Our findings imply that COVID-19 patients with DM, especially if elderly, require special attention and prompt intensive care.


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Infecções por Coronavirus/mortalidade , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Alanina Transaminase/metabolismo , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Aspartato Aminotransferases/metabolismo , Betacoronavirus , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/metabolismo , Infecções por Coronavirus/fisiopatologia , Diabetes Mellitus/tratamento farmacológico , Diabetes Mellitus/metabolismo , Inibidores da Dipeptidil Peptidase IV/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Modelos Logísticos , Linfocitose , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/metabolismo , Pneumonia Viral/fisiopatologia , Prognóstico , Pontuação de Propensão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Quarentena/estatística & dados numéricos , República da Coreia/epidemiologia , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Trombocitopenia
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BMJ ; 370: m2812, 2020 08 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32843476

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OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rate of lower limb amputation among adults newly prescribed canagliflozin according to age and cardiovascular disease. DESIGN: Population based, new user, cohort study. DATA SOURCES: Two commercial and Medicare claims databases, 2013-17. PARTICIPANTS: Patients newly prescribed canagliflozin were propensity score matched 1:1 with patients newly prescribed a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. Hazard ratios and rate differences per 1000 person years were computed for the rate of lower limb amputation in the following four groups: group 1, patients aged less than 65 years without baseline cardiovascular disease; group 2, patients aged less than 65 with baseline cardiovascular disease; group 3, patients aged 65 or older without baseline cardiovascular disease; group 4, patients aged 65 or older with baseline cardiovascular disease. Within each group, pooled hazard ratio and rate difference per 1000 person years were calculated by meta-analysis. INTERVENTION: Canagliflozin versus a GLP-1 agonist. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Lower limb amputation requiring surgery. RESULTS: Across the three databases, 310 840 propensity score matched adults who started canagliflozin or a GLP-1 agonist were identified. The hazard ratio and rate difference per 1000 person years for amputation in adults receiving canagliflozin compared with a GLP-1 agonist for each group was: group 1, hazard ratio 1.09 (95% confidence interval 0.83 to 1.43), rate difference 0.12 (-0.31 to 0.55); group 2, hazard ratio 1.18 (0.86 to 1.62), rate difference 1.06 (-1.77 to 3.89); group 3, hazard ratio 1.30 (0.52 to 3.26), rate difference 0.47 (-0.73 to 1.67); and group 4, hazard ratio 1.73 (1.30 to 2.29), rate difference 3.66 (1.74 to 5.59). CONCLUSIONS: The increase in rate of amputation with canagliflozin was small and most apparent on an absolute scale for adults aged 65 or older with baseline cardiovascular disease, resulting in a number needed to treat for an additional harmful outcome of 556 patients at six months (that is, 18 more amputations per 10 000 people who received canagliflozin). These results help to contextualize the risk of amputation with canagliflozin in routine care.


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Amputação/estatística & dados numéricos , Canagliflozina/efeitos adversos , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores do Transportador 2 de Sódio-Glicose/efeitos adversos , Distribuição por Idade , Idoso , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Sistema Cardiovascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Bases de Dados Factuais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/epidemiologia , Feminino , Peptídeo 1 Semelhante ao Glucagon/agonistas , Peptídeo 1 Semelhante ao Glucagon/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pontuação de Propensão , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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Stroke ; 51(9): e254-e258, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32787707

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Recent case-series of small size implied a pathophysiological association between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and severe large-vessel acute ischemic stroke. Given that severe strokes are typically associated with poor prognosis and can be very efficiently treated with recanalization techniques, confirmation of this putative association is urgently warranted in a large representative patient cohort to alert stroke clinicians, and inform pre- and in-hospital acute stroke patient pathways. We pooled all consecutive patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke in 28 sites from 16 countries. To assess whether stroke severity and outcomes (assessed at discharge or at the latest assessment for those patients still hospitalized) in patients with acute ischemic stroke are different between patients with COVID-19 and non-COVID-19, we performed 1:1 propensity score matching analyses of our COVID-19 patients with non-COVID-19 patients registered in the Acute Stroke Registry and Analysis of Lausanne Registry between 2003 and 2019. Between January 27, 2020, and May 19, 2020, 174 patients (median age 71.2 years; 37.9% females) with COVID-19 and acute ischemic stroke were hospitalized (median of 12 patients per site). The median National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale was 10 (interquartile range [IQR], 4-18). In the 1:1 matched sample of 336 patients with COVID-19 and non-COVID-19, the median National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale was higher in patients with COVID-19 (10 [IQR, 4-18] versus 6 [IQR, 3-14]), P=0.03; (odds ratio, 1.69 [95% CI, 1.08-2.65] for higher National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score). There were 48 (27.6%) deaths, of which 22 were attributed to COVID-19 and 26 to stroke. Among 96 survivors with available information about disability status, 49 (51%) had severe disability at discharge. In the propensity score-matched population (n=330), patients with COVID-19 had higher risk for severe disability (median mRS 4 [IQR, 2-6] versus 2 [IQR, 1-4], P<0.001) and death (odds ratio, 4.3 [95% CI, 2.22-8.30]) compared with patients without COVID-19. Our findings suggest that COVID-19 associated ischemic strokes are more severe with worse functional outcome and higher mortality than non-COVID-19 ischemic strokes.


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Isquemia Encefálica/complicações , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/complicações , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Isquemia Encefálica/diagnóstico por imagem , Isquemia Encefálica/terapia , Estudos de Coortes , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Avaliação da Deficiência , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Pontuação de Propensão , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Sistema de Registros , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico por imagem , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/terapia , Análise de Sobrevida , Tempo para o Tratamento , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X , Resultado do Tratamento
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Plast Reconstr Surg ; 146(3): 690-697, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32842118

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BACKGROUND: Gender parity remains elusive in academic plastic surgery. It is unknown whether this disparity is attributable to differences in qualifications or to the glass ceiling of gender bias. To parse this, the authors compared academic titles and departmental leadership of female academic plastic surgeons to a matched group of their male counterparts. METHODS: The authors conducted a cross-sectional analysis of academic plastic surgeons. The authors identified faculty, sex, academic rank, and leadership positions from plastic surgery residency program websites. The authors then collected details on training institution, advanced degrees, years in practice, and h-index for use as independent variables. The authors performed a propensity score analysis to 1:1 match male and female academic plastic surgeons. RESULTS: A total of 818 academic plastic surgeons were included. The cohort was predominately male [n = 658 (81 percent)], with a median 12 years in practice and a median h-index of 9. Before matching, men had more years in practice (13 years versus 9 years; p < 0.0001), a greater h-index (11 versus 5; p < 0.0001), were more likely to be professors (34 percent versus 13 percent; p < 0.0001), and held more leadership positions than women (41 percent versus 30 percent; p = 0.0221). Following matching, gender parity was demonstrated in academic rank and departmental leadership. CONCLUSIONS: Differences in training, qualifications, career length, and academic productivity may account for the leadership gap in academic plastic surgery. Gendered difficulties in reaching qualification benchmarks must be addressed before gender parity in promotion can be achieved.


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Educação de Pós-Graduação em Medicina/métodos , Docentes de Medicina/normas , Internato e Residência/métodos , Liderança , Pontuação de Propensão , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Reconstrutivos/educação , Cirurgia Plástica/educação , Estudos Transversais , Eficiência , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Fatores Sexuais
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Korean J Anesthesiol ; 73(4): 269-270, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32746540
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