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Bone Joint J ; 101-B(10): 1300-1306, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31564159

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AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to develop a reliable, effective radiological score to assess the healing of humeral shaft fractures, the Radiographic Union Score for HUmeral fractures (RUSHU). The secondary aim was to assess whether the six-week RUSHU was predictive of nonunion at six months after the injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially, 20 patients with radiographs six weeks following a humeral shaft fracture were selected at random from a trauma database and scored by three observers, based on the Radiographic Union Scale for Tibial fractures system. After refinement of the RUSHU criteria, a second group of 60 patients with radiographs six weeks after injury, 40 with fractures that united and 20 with fractures that developed nonunion, were scored by two blinded observers. RESULTS: After refinement, the interobserver intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was 0.79 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.67 to 0.87), indicating substantial agreement. At six weeks after injury, patients whose fractures united had a significantly higher median score than those who developed nonunion (10 vs 7; p < 0.001). A receiver operating characteristic curve determined that a RUSHU cut-off of < 8 was predictive of nonunion (area under the curve = 0.84, 95% CI 0.74 to 0.94). The sensitivity was 75% and specificity 80% with a positive predictive value (PPV) of 65% and a negative predictive value of 86%. Patients with a RUSHU < 8 (n = 23) were more likely to develop nonunion than those with a RUSHU ≥ 8 (n = 37, odds ratio 12.0, 95% CI 3.4 to 42.9). Based on a PPV of 65%, if all patients with a RUSHU < 8 underwent fixation, the number of procedures needed to avoid one nonunion would be 1.5. CONCLUSION: The RUSHU is reliable and effective in identifying patients at risk of nonunion of a humeral shaft fracture at six weeks after injury. This tool requires external validation but could potentially reduce the morbidity associated with delayed treatment of an established nonunion. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2019;101-B:1300-1306.


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Consolidação da Fratura/fisiologia , Fraturas não Consolidadas/diagnóstico por imagem , Fraturas do Úmero/cirurgia , Radiografia/métodos , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Tratamento Conservador/métodos , Bases de Dados Factuais , Feminino , Seguimentos , Fixação de Fratura/métodos , Fraturas não Consolidadas/cirurgia , Humanos , Fraturas do Úmero/diagnóstico por imagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Variações Dependentes do Observador , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Curva ROC , Reoperação/métodos , Reoperação/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e16965, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574795

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This study presents the postoperative pregnancy rate of women with recurrent endometriosis and evaluates the predictive value of the endometriosis fertility index (EFI) for the pregnancy.A total of 107 women who wished to conceive after surgery for recurrent endometriosis from January 2007 to December 2016 were included. The EFI score was calculated postoperatively. The receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve was plotted to determine the most promising contributor to predicting pregnancy, and Kaplan-Meier (K-M) analysis was used to estimate the cumulative pregnancy rate (CPR).A total of 61 pregnancies were registered in 58 women and the remaining 49 patients failed to become pregnant. The EFI score was strongly associated with the postoperative fertility prognosis. The CPRs during the first 2 and 3 years postoperatively were 51.86% and 66.38%, respectively, and increased to 71.98% within the first 5 years postoperatively in patients with EFI scores ≥5. However, the CPR was 26.00% during the first 2 years after surgery in individuals with EFI scores <5, and there was no increase in the CRP thereafter.Women suffering from recurrent endometriosis still experienced a probability of natural pregnancy, especially patients with EFI scores ≥5. The EFI score had good predictive power for postoperative pregnancy in these patients.


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Endometriose/cirurgia , Fertilização , Índice de Massa Corporal , Endometriose/complicações , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Infertilidade Feminina/diagnóstico , Infertilidade Feminina/etiologia , Infertilidade Feminina/terapia , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Gravidez , Taxa de Gravidez , Curva ROC , Recidiva , Técnicas de Reprodução Assistida , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Semin Vasc Surg ; 32(1-2): 41-47, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31540656

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Diagnostic testing performed in the noninvasive vascular laboratory is a cornerstone of care for patients with suspected or known vascular disease. The Society for Vascular Surgery has mandated that vascular surgery resident training include mentored experience in performing vascular laboratory testing and interpreting its results. The trainee should be experienced with vascular laboratory instrumentation and testing protocols, be knowledgeable in ultrasound imaging of vascular anatomy, and be competent to classify disease severity relevant to the study indication. The scope of test interpretation should include peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, cerebrovascular, and visceral abdominal testing using duplex ultrasound supplemented by indirect physiologic testing for peripheral arterial and venous disease. The emergence of endovascular therapy has expanded duplex ultrasound applications in the areas of screening, procedural imaging, and surveillance following intervention. Pre-procedure testing to assess disease location and severity, and vein mapping for dialysis access or extremity bypass grafting provide important patient-specific information that can reduce the need for more invasive vascular imaging. It is recommended that trainees acquire the hand-on skills to perform duplex testing in vascular clinic and inpatient sites, such as the emergency department and operating room. Training programs should have a structured vascular laboratory curriculum that documents annual educational milestones that encompass both test interpretation aptitude and hands-on duplex scanning skills. Before completion of training, the resident should acquire documented experience in test interpretation sufficient to take the Physician Vascular Interpretation examination, which is required for American Board of Surgery certification as a vascular surgeon.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/diagnóstico , Doenças Cardiovasculares/cirurgia , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Cardiovascular , Educação de Pós-Graduação em Medicina/métodos , Internato e Residência , Cirurgiões/educação , Procedimentos Cirúrgicos Vasculares/educação , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Currículo , Humanos , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(9): e8204, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482974

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Sarcopenia remains poorly managed in clinical practice due to the lack of simple and accurate screening tools. This study aimed to identify the cutoff values of the SARC-F questionnaire and Ishii's score using the variables age, grip strength, and calf circumference in older inpatients in China to compare the accuracy of the two methods and to explore their predictive ability for adverse outcomes (rehospitalization, falls, fracture, and death). Hospitalized patients (n=138) aged ≥60 years were included. The accuracy of the two tools was evaluated using the reference diagnosis recommended by the Asian Working Group on Sarcopenia (assessing patients with measurements of muscle mass, handgrip strength, and usual gait speed). Follow-up data were obtained by telephone and clinical visits combined with the inpatient medical record system after discharge for at least one year. The results showed that the SARC-F score reached the highest Youden's index when a score of 3 was set as the cutoff value. Ishii's score presented a higher accuracy than SARC-F (area under the receiver operating curve: 0.78 vs 0.64, P=0.01). The Kaplan-Meier survival analysis demonstrated a higher cumulative incidence of rehospitalization in sarcopenic individuals compared to non-sarcopenic individuals according to SARC-F (log-rank test, P<0.001). Cox analysis revealed that SARC-F was an independent risk factor for rehospitalization (adjusted hazard ratio: 4.23, 95%CI: 2.12-9.79, P<0.001). The SARC-F and Ishii's scores might facilitate the early detection of sarcopenia and help identify older adults at risk for adverse outcomes in clinical practice.


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Índice de Massa Corporal , Avaliação Geriátrica/métodos , Força da Mão/fisiologia , Sarcopenia/diagnóstico , Inquéritos e Questionários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Pacientes Internados , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Sarcopenia/fisiopatologia
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(8): 35-38, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31562714

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Objective: Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is not well recognized in Indian literature. The aim of this communication is to highlight the difficulties in diagnosis. Methods: A retrospective analysis of data of six patients of CA diagnosed during 2008 to 2015 was done. Clinical, investigative, management and follow-up data is analyzed. Results: The mean age was 51 years with male preponderance. Heart failure was the commonest manifestation. Atrial arrhythmias were seen in 33%. Syncope, peripheral neuropathy and macroglossia were striking features. A speckled inter-ventricular septum (66%) or thickened inter-atrial septum (16%) on echocardiography strongly favoured CA. Other echocardiography features include thickened ventricular wall, enlarged atria and pericardial effusion (PE). Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) was characteristic of CA. Plasma cell dyscrasia confirmed light chain amyloidosis. Abdominal fat pad and rectal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. Chemotherapy for plasma cell dyscrasia was administered in 50% of patients. Conclusion: Echocardiography and CMR imaging enable the diagnosis of CA in background of strong clinical suspicion. Abdominal fat pad biopsy is a simple and reliable method for confirming the diagnosis. Implications and Practice: The awareness of this entity can enable an early diagnosis and improve the survival with timely novel chemotherapy.


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Amiloidose , Cardiomiopatias , Meios de Contraste , Gadolínio , Humanos , Índia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Miocárdio , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev ; 9: CD009551, 2019 09 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31478559

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BACKGROUND: This is an update of the original review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 10, 2015.Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is the most common life-threatening opportunistic invasive mould infection in immunocompromised people. Early diagnosis of IA and prompt administration of appropriate antifungal treatment are critical to the survival of people with IA. Antifungal drugs can be given as prophylaxis or empirical therapy, instigated on the basis of a diagnostic strategy (the pre-emptive approach) or for treating established disease. Consequently, there is an urgent need for research into both new diagnostic tools and drug treatment strategies. Increasingly, newer methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect fungal nucleic acids are being investigated. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overall summary of the diagnostic accuracy of PCR-based tests on blood specimens for the diagnosis of IA in immunocompromised people. SEARCH METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1946 to June 2015) and Embase (1980 to June 2015). We also searched LILACS, DARE, Health Technology Assessment, Web of Science and Scopus to June 2015. We checked the reference lists of all the studies identified by the above methods and contacted relevant authors and researchers in the field. For this review update we updated electronic searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2018, Issue 3) in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE via Ovid (June 2015 to March week 2 2018); and Embase via Ovid (June 2015 to 2018 week 12). SELECTION CRITERIA: We included studies that: i) compared the results of blood PCR tests with the reference standard published by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer/Mycoses Study Group (EORTC/MSG); ii) reported data on false-positive, true-positive, false-negative and true-negative results of the diagnostic tests under investigation separately; and iii) evaluated the test(s) prospectively in cohorts of people from a relevant clinical population, defined as a group of individuals at high risk for invasive aspergillosis. Case-control and retrospective studies were excluded from the analysis. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Authors independently assessed quality and extracted data. For PCR assays, we evaluated the requirement for either one or two consecutive samples to be positive for diagnostic accuracy. We investigated heterogeneity by subgroup analyses. We plotted estimates of sensitivity and specificity from each study in receiver operating characteristics (ROC) space and constructed forest plots for visual examination of variation in test accuracy. We performed meta-analyses using the bivariate model to produce summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity. MAIN RESULTS: We included 29 primary studies (18 from the original review and 11 from this update), corresponding to 34 data sets, published between 2000 and 2018 in the meta-analyses, with a mean prevalence of proven or probable IA of 16.3 (median prevalence 11.1% , range 2.5% to 57.1%). Most patients had received chemotherapy for haematological malignancy or had undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Several PCR techniques were used among the included studies. The sensitivity and specificity of PCR for the diagnosis of IA varied according to the interpretative criteria used to define a test as positive. The summary estimates of sensitivity and specificity were 79.2% (95% confidence interval (CI) 71.0 to 85.5) and 79.6% (95% CI 69.9 to 86.6) for a single positive test result, and 59.6% (95% CI 40.7 to 76.0) and 95.1% (95% CI 87.0 to 98.2) for two consecutive positive test results. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS: PCR shows moderate diagnostic accuracy when used as screening tests for IA in high-risk patient groups. Importantly the sensitivity of the test confers a high negative predictive value (NPV) such that a negative test allows the diagnosis to be excluded. Consecutive positives show good specificity in diagnosis of IA and could be used to trigger radiological and other investigations or for pre-emptive therapy in the absence of specific radiological signs when the clinical suspicion of infection is high. When a single PCR positive test is used as the diagnostic criterion for IA in a population of 100 people with a disease prevalence of 16.3% (overall mean prevalence), three people with IA would be missed (sensitivity 79.2%, 20.8% false negatives), and 17 people would be unnecessarily treated or referred for further tests (specificity of 79.6%, 21.4% false positives). If we use the two positive test requirement in a population with the same disease prevalence, it would mean that nine IA people would be missed (sensitivity 59.6%, 40.4% false negatives) and four people would be unnecessarily treated or referred for further tests (specificity of 95.1%, 4.9% false positives). Like galactomannan, PCR has good NPV for excluding disease, but the low prevalence of disease limits the ability to rule in a diagnosis. As these biomarkers detect different markers of disease, combining them is likely to prove more useful.


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Aspergilose/sangue , Aspergilose/diagnóstico , Hospedeiro Imunocomprometido , Infecções Oportunistas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/métodos , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Infecções Oportunistas/sangue , Infecções Oportunistas/diagnóstico , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31558930

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. The diagnosis is confirmed by urine culture which is costly and takes at least 24 hours before results are known. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of dipstick test for the diagnosis of UTI in symptomatic adult patients. We conducted a cross-sectional study in the department of Infectious Diseases, Sousse-Tunisia during a two-year period. We included all patients with clinical signs of UTI. Urine samples were tested for the presence of leukocyte esterase (LE) and nitrites. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of LE and nitrites were calculated against urine culture as gold standard. Four hundred thirty one patients, 139 men (32%) and 292 women (68%) were included. One hundred sixty six patients (39%) had UTI. The most frequently isolated microorganism was Escherichia coli (75%). LE had a high sensitivity (87%) but a low specificity (64%), while nitrites had a high specificity (95%) but a low sensitivity (48%). Combined positive LE and nitrites had a high PPV (85%) and combined negative LE and nitrites had a high NPV (92%), while positive LE combined with negative nitrites had a low PPV (47%) and a low NPV (53%). In conclusion, in adult patients with UTI symptoms, an alternate diagnosis should be considered if the LE is negative, while an early empirical antibiotic therapy against Enterobacteriaceae should be started if the nitrites are positive.


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Hidrolases de Éster Carboxílico/urina , Infecções por Escherichia coli/diagnóstico , Nitritos/urina , Infecções Urinárias/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bacteriúria/diagnóstico , Bacteriúria/microbiologia , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Fitas Reagentes , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Tunísia , Urinálise/métodos , Infecções Urinárias/microbiologia , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 99(35): 2750-2755, 2019 Sep 17.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550797

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Objective: To assess whether acute-phase plasma PCSK9 levels predict recurrent cardiovascular (CV) events in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients without receiving reperfusion therapy. Methods: Plasma PCSK9 levels were measured during the acute phase (≤24 hours) in 882 patients who did not undergo reperfusion therapy from the China PEACE-Prospective AMI Study (2012-2014). Associations of acute-phase PCSK9 tertiles with patient characteristics and recurrent CV events at 1 year were assessed using multivariable logistic and Cox proportional hazards regression models. Results: Female gender (odds ratio [OR] 2.86, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.36-5.98), premature coronary heart disease (CHD) (OR 2.82, 95%CI 1.43-5.53), higher high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (OR 1.69, 95%CI 1.35-2.13), and higher triglycerides (OR 1.93, 95%CI 1.10-3.38) were associated with higher baseline PCSK9 levels. Patients with PCSK9 levels in the highest tertile (versus lowest) did not have an increased risk of 1-year recurrent CV events (HR 0.77, 95%CI 0.44-1.34). Conclusion: Acute-phase plasma PCSK9 levels are associated with levels of inflammation and triglycerides, premature CHD, and gender in AMI patients without reperfusion therapy, however it do not predict recurrent CV events at 1 year.


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Infarto do Miocárdio/sangue , Pró-Proteína Convertase 9/sangue , China , Doença das Coronárias/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação , Masculino , Infarto do Miocárdio/diagnóstico , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Estudos Prospectivos , Recidiva , Fatores Sexuais , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(36): e17080, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490411

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Although fecal calprotectin (Fcal) and the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) have been associated with endoscopic activity in ulcerative colitis (UC), the clinical implications of each marker depending on the mucosal status are not well known.A total of 174 results obtained from 128 patients with UC who simultaneously underwent colonoscopy and fecal tests were retrospectively evaluated from March 2015 to February 2018. The correlation and predictability of fecal markers as a surrogate marker of endoscopic activity, and the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of fecal tests for mucosal healing were statistically evaluated.Both fecal tests showed a statistically significant correlation with Mayo Endoscopic Subscore (MES) (Fcal: r = 0.678, P < .001 and FIT: r = 0.635, P < .001) and Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity (UCEIS) (Fcal: r = 0.711, P < .001 and FIT: r = 0.657, P < .001). Fcal was statistically superior to FIT in predictive accuracy for endoscopic activity (area under the curve [AUC]: 0.863 vs 0.765 with MES, P < .001 and AUC; 0.847 vs 0.757 with UCEIS, P < .001). FIT was superior to Fcal in sensitivity for mucosal healing (98.0% vs 78.4% with MES, 94.9% vs 74.6% with UCEIS).Fcal and FIT were well correlated with endoscopic activity in UC and can be surrogate markers of mucosal inflammation. Depending on mucosal status, Fcal was more accurate in predicting the endoscopic activity in active inflammation, whereas FIT was more sensitive in predicting the achievement of mucosal healing.


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Colite Ulcerativa/patologia , Mucosa Intestinal/patologia , Complexo Antígeno L1 Leucocitário/análise , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Colite Ulcerativa/diagnóstico , Colonoscopia , Fezes/química , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992) ; 65(8): 1074-1079, 2019 Sep 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31531604

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BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Framingham risk score (FRS) and risk score by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (SR ACC/AHA) in predicting mortality of patients ten years after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study that included patients aged ≥ 18 years with ACS who were hospitalized at the Coronary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Botucatu Medical School Hospital from January 2005 to December of 2006. RESULTS: A total of 447 patients were evaluated. Of these, 118 were excluded because the mortality in 10 years was not obtained. Thus, 329 patients aged 62.9 ± 13.0 years were studied. Among them, 58.4% were men, and 44.4% died within ten years of hospitalization. The median FRS was 16 (14-18) %, and the ACC/AHA RS was 18.5 (9.1-31.6). Patients who died had higher values of both scores. However, when we classified patients at high cardiovascular risk, only the ACC/AHA RS was associated with mortality (p <0.001). In the logistic regression analysis, both scores were associated with mortality at ten years (p <0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Both FRS and SR ACC/AHA were associated with mortality. However, for patients classified as high risk, only the ACC/AHA RS was associated with mortality within ten years.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/mortalidade , Medição de Risco/métodos , Idoso , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Vasc Health Risk Manag ; 15: 283-290, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496717

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Angiography remains a widely utilized imaging modality during vascular procedures. Angiography, however, has its limitations by underestimating the true vessel size, plaque morphology, presence of calcium and thrombus, plaque vulnerability, true lesion length, stent expansion and apposition, residual narrowing post intervention and the presence or absence of dissections. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has emerged as an important adjunctive modality to angiography. IVUS offers precise imaging of the vessel size, plaque morphology and the presence of dissections and guides interventional procedures including stent sizing, assessing residual narrowing and stent apposition and expansion. IVUS-guided treatment has shown to yield superior outcomes when compared to angiography-only guided therapy. The cost-effectiveness of the routine use of IVUS during vascular procedures needs to be further studied.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/terapia , Doença Arterial Periférica/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença Arterial Periférica/terapia , Ultrassonografia de Intervenção , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/fisiopatologia , Procedimentos Endovasculares/efeitos adversos , Procedimentos Endovasculares/instrumentação , Humanos , Doença Arterial Periférica/fisiopatologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Stents , Resultado do Tratamento
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Ideggyogy Sz ; 72(7-8): 241-256, 2019 Jul 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517456

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Background and purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate utility of CHADS2 score to estimate stroke severity and prognosis in patients with ischemic stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in addition to evaluate effects of hematologic and echocardiographic findings on stroke severity and prognosis. Methods: This prospective study included 156 ischemic stroke cases due to non-valvular AF in neurology ward of Trakya University Medical School between March 2013-March 2015. National Institute of Health Stroke (NIHS) score was used to evaluate severity of stroke at admission. Carotid and vertebral Doppler ultrasonography findings, brain computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cases were evaluated. Left atrial diameter and ejection fraction (EF) values were measured. CHADS2 score was calculated. Modified Rankin Scale was used to rate the degree of dependence. Effects of age and sex of the patients, presence of diabetes mellitus (DM), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Cerebrovascular Disease (CVD) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels on CHADS2, NIHS, and mRS were evaluated. Results: In patients with age ≥75, mean NIHS score was 3.3 points and mean mRS score was 1.02 points higher, than in patient below 75 years of age. Compared with the mild risk group, cases in the high risk group had older age, higher serum D-dimer, fibrinogen and CRP levels and lower EF. A positive relation was detected between stroke severity and Hemorrhagic Transformation (HT), previous CVD history, and presence of CHF. A significant association was found between increased stroke severity and Early Neurological Deterioration (END) development. Older age, higher serum fibrinogen, D-dimer, CRP and lower EF values were associated with poor prognosis. History of CVD and presence of CHF were associated with poor prognosis. END development was found to be associated with poor prognosis. In the high-risk group, 30.3% (n = 33) had END. Among those in the high-risk group according to the CHADS2 score, END development rate was found to be significantly higher than in the moderate risk group (p <0.05). There was a strong positive correlation between CHADS2 and NIHS scores. mRS score increased with increasing CHADS2 score and there was a strong correlation between them. Effect of stroke severity on prognosis was assessed and a positive correlation was found between NIHS score and mRS value. Conclusion: Our study demonstrated the importance of CHADS2 score, haemostatic activation and echocardiographic findings to assess stroke severity and prognosis. Knowing factors which affect stroke severity and prognosis in patients with ischemic stroke may be directive to decide primary prevention and stroke management.


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Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Ecocardiografia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/complicações , Ataque Isquêmico Transitório/diagnóstico , Ataque Isquêmico Transitório/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/diagnóstico , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/epidemiologia , Idoso , Fibrilação Atrial/sangue , Humanos , Ataque Isquêmico Transitório/etiologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/sangue , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/etiologia
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Einstein (Sao Paulo) ; 17(4): eAO4632, 2019 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433007

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential value of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity as prognostic predictors in hospitalized elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on data collected from elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction, admitted to a public hospital located in the Northeastern region of Brazil, from April to July 2015. The diagnosis of sarcopenia was based on muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance measurements. Cardiovascular risk and prognostic markers, such as troponin and creatine kynase MB isoenzyme values, acute myocardial infarction classification according to ST segment elevation, and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction score were used. RESULTS: The sample comprised 99 patients with mean age of 71.6 (±7.4) years. Prevalence of sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity was 64.6% and 35.4%, respectively. Sarcopenia was more prevalent among males (p=0.017) aged >80 years (p=0.008). Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction was the only marker of cardiovascular risk significantly associated with sarcopenia (p=0.002). CONCLUSION: Prevalence of sarcopenia was high and associated with thrombolysis in myocardial infarction risk score. Sarcopenic obesity affected approximately one-third of patients and was not associated with any of the prognostic predictors.


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Atividade Motora/fisiologia , Força Muscular/fisiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio/etiologia , Obesidade/complicações , Sarcopenia/complicações , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores/sangue , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Avaliação Geriátrica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infarto do Miocárdio/fisiopatologia , Obesidade/fisiopatologia , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco , Sarcopenia/fisiopatologia
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Cornea ; 38(9): 1154-1160, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394554

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to predict the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) based on swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) parameters in eyes with keratoconus. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 135 eyes of 135 patients with keratoconus (mean age: 31.9 ± 12.4 years). The average keratometry value and BCVA (logarithm of the minimal angle of resolution [Snellen]) were 48.68 ± 5.44 diopter and 0.20 ± 0.36 (20/25), respectively. Eleven parameters were calculated using SS-OCT. Apart from the corneal height and elevation, all the other parameters were calculated from both anterior and posterior corneal OCT data. The patients were divided into 2 groups, 1 for creating the prediction equation (prediction group, 86 eyes) and another for verifying the equation (verification group, 49 eyes). In the former, individual correlations between the BCVA and SS-OCT parameters were analyzed. A stepwise multiple regression analysis was performed with the BCVA as a dependent variable and SS-OCT parameters as independent variables. After its creation, the accuracy of the prediction equation was verified in the verification group. RESULTS: All the parameters, except for age and total corneal cylinder, showed statistically significant correlations with BCVA (P < 0.0001). Using the stepwise multiple regression analysis, we selected 2 explanatory variables: root mean square of anterior corneal elevation (standardized regression coefficient: 1.221; P < 0.0001) and total coma aberration (standardized regression coefficient: -0.575; P = 0.001; adjusted R = 0.546). The prediction was correct in 84.6% of the eyes within ±1 line of Snellen BCVA. CONCLUSIONS: Using the equation we derived from SS-OCT parameters is a promising method to predict visual function in patients with keratoconus.


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Córnea/fisiopatologia , Topografia da Córnea/métodos , Ceratocone/diagnóstico , Tomografia de Coerência Óptica/métodos , Acuidade Visual/fisiologia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Ceratocone/fisiopatologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Adulto Jovem
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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J ; 15(2): 99-104, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31384372

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The population of patients with adult congenital heart disease has grown and is currently estimated to include approximately 1 million people in the United States. Cardiologists and imagers frequently encounter complex patients who have undergone multiple prior operations and interventions. A myriad of imaging tests are currently available, including echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography, all of which collectively provide invaluable information on cardiac anatomy and hemodynamics. Advanced imaging plays a role in diagnosis and preprocedural planning and also determines the need and frequency of follow-up. This article provides a contemporary review of the current role of cardiac imaging in patients with complex congenital heart disease.


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Técnicas de Imagem Cardíaca , Cardiopatias Congênitas/diagnóstico por imagem , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Ecocardiografia , Cardiopatias Congênitas/fisiopatologia , Cardiopatias Congênitas/terapia , Humanos , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J ; 15(2): 111-121, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31384374

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Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) is the second leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. The pathophysiology leading to sudden cardiac death, the specific risks associated with the different varieties of AAOCA, and the effects of different management strategies on the risk of sudden cardiac death are all unknown. This article describes the current knowledge of AAOCA, a proposed nomenclature for the different anatomic subtypes, the different modalities used to diagnose and characterize the disease, the available management strategies, and an algorithm used by the authors to diagnose and manage these patients.


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Técnicas de Imagem Cardíaca , Anomalias dos Vasos Coronários/diagnóstico por imagem , Anomalias dos Vasos Coronários/terapia , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/prevenção & controle , Algoritmos , Tomada de Decisão Clínica , Anomalias dos Vasos Coronários/complicações , Anomalias dos Vasos Coronários/fisiopatologia , Morte Súbita Cardíaca/etiologia , Técnicas de Apoio para a Decisão , Humanos , Seleção de Pacientes , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(33): e16608, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415354

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The utility of multimodality molecular imaging for predicting treatment response and survival of patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma remains unclear. Here, we sought to investigate whether the combination of different molecular imaging parameters may improve outcome prediction in this patient group.Patients with pathologically proven hypopharyngeal carcinoma scheduled to undergo chemoradiotherapy (CRT) were deemed eligible. Besides clinical data, parameters obtained from pretreatment 2-deoxy-2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT), dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and diffusion-weighted MRI were analyzed in relation to treatment response, recurrence-free survival (RFS), and overall survival (OS).A total of 61 patients with advanced-stage disease were examined. After CRT, 36% of the patients did not achieve a complete response. Total lesion glycolysis (TLG) and texture feature entropy were found to predict treatment response. The transfer constant (K), TLG, and entropy were associated with RFS, whereas K, blood plasma volume (Vp), standardized uptake value (SUV), and entropy were predictors of OS. Different scoring systems based on the sum of PET- or MRI-derived prognosticators enabled patient stratification into distinct prognostic groups (P <.0001). The complete response rate of patients with a score of 2 was significantly lower than those of patients with a score 1 or 0 (14.7% vs 58.9% vs 75.7%, respectively, P = .007, respectively). The combination of PET- and DCE-MRI-derived independent risk factors allowed a better survival stratification than the TNM staging system (P <.0001 vs .691, respectively).Texture features on F-FDG PET/CT and DCE-MRI are clinically useful to predict treatment response and survival in patients with hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Their combined use in prognostic scoring systems may help these patients benefit from tailored treatment and obtain better oncological results.


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Carcinoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem de Difusão por Ressonância Magnética/estatística & dados numéricos , Neoplasias Hipofaríngeas/diagnóstico por imagem , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/estatística & dados numéricos , Tomografia Computadorizada com Tomografia por Emissão de Pósitrons/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Carcinoma/mortalidade , Carcinoma/patologia , Imagem de Difusão por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Feminino , Fluordesoxiglucose F18 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hipofaríngeas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hipofaríngeas/patologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Imagem Multimodal/métodos , Imagem Multimodal/estatística & dados numéricos , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(33): e16766, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415376

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Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and de novo brain metastasis (BM) have poor prognosis. We aim to investigate the characteristic of brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and the association with the treatment response of epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) for lung cancer with BM.EGFR-mutated NSCLC patients with BM from October 2013 to December 2017 in a tertiary referral center were retrospectively analyzed. Patient's age, sex, cell type, EGFR mutation status, treatment, and characteristics of BM were collected. Survival analysis was performed using Kaplan-Meier method. The efficacy of different EGFR-TKIs were also analyzed.Among the 257 eligible patients, 144 patients with Exon 19 deletion or Exon 21 L858R were included for analysis. The erlotinib group had the best progression free survival (PFS) (median PFS 13 months, P = .04). The overall survival (OS) revealed no significant difference between three EGFR-TKI groups. Brain MR imaging features including tumor necrosis, rim enhancement and specific tumor locations (frontal lobe, putamen or cerebellum) were factors associated with poor prognosis. Patients with poor prognostic imaging features, the high-risk group, who received erlotinib had the best PFS (median PFS 12 months, P < .001). However, the OS revealed no significant difference between 3 EGFR-TKI groups. The low risk group patients had similar PFS and OS treated with three different EGFR-TKIs.In NSCLC patients with common EGFR mutation and de novo BM, those with poor prognostic brain MR characteristics, erlotinib provided better PFS than afatinib or gefitinib.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/terapia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/secundário , Terapia Combinada , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Receptores ErbB/genética , Cloridrato de Erlotinib/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Metástase Neoplásica , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taiwan
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(33): e16798, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31415387

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To explore the values of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in identifying infection and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients.Patients with SLE and infection from April 2015 to January 2018 were included in this study. We compared the clinical characteristics and biomarkers between different groups and calculated the receiver operating characteristic curve, sensitivity, and specificity of the corresponding biomarkers. Logistic regression analysis was performed on the variables exhibiting significant differences in univariate analysis.A total of 177 SLE patients were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into noninfected-inactive group, noninfected-active group, infected-inactive group, and infected-active group. CRP level of infected-inactive group was significantly higher than noninfected-inactive group (P < .05), but not significantly in infected-active group than noninfected-active group (P > .05). Multivariate analysis showed that CRP (>24.0 mg/L) was the only independent risk factor for SLE infection (odds ratio, OR = 2.896, P = .032). PCT level of infected-active group was significantly higher than infected-inactive group (P < .05), but not significantly in noninfected-active group than noninfected-inactive group (P > .05). SLE active group had shorter disease course, lower infection rate, higher PCT level, and lower platelet count (PLT). Multivariate logistic analysis showed that PCT (>0.048 ng/mL) and PLT (<150 × 10/L) were independent risk factors for SLE activity (OR = 3.498 and 4.391, P = .011 and 0.009), and disease course (>96 months) was independent protective factor (OR = 0.169, P < .001). The area under the curve of the logistic model was significantly larger than any single variable (all P < .05).CRP is the only effective marker for diagnosing infection in SLE patients. Moreover, PCT helps predict SLE activity.


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Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Proteína C-Reativa/análise , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/sangue , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/microbiologia , Pró-Calcitonina/sangue , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores/sangue , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Curva ROC , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Adulto Jovem
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