There are limited data on the prognostic implications of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) assessment in patients with mildly symptomatic heart failure (HF) who receive cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D).
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The effect of elevated baseline and 1-year BNP levels (dichotomized at the upper tertile BNP of 120 pg/mL) on [...]
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Metabolic encephalopathy and seizures are well-known serious manifestations of severe hyponatremia,because water equilibrates with cells leading to brain edema. Psychogenic polydipsia is a rare and often overlooked cause of hyponatremia,mostly described in the past in institutionalized patients with long-standing schizophrenia. However,psychogenic polydipsia has been observed recently in the community setting and outside [...]
Abstract:Objective:To compare the effects of phonophoresis of piroxicam (PhP) and ultrasound therapy (UT) in patients with mild to moderate,symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA).Design:A randomized,double-blind,controlled trial.Setting:Department of rehabilitation medicine,university hospital.Participants:Patients with knee OA (N=46;mean age ± SD,58.91±10.50y) who had visual analog scale (VAS) scores of 50 [...]
Maxime Dougados,Karsten Kissel,Tom Sheeran,Paul P Tak,Philip G Conaghan,Emilio Martin Mola,Georg Schett,Howard Amital,Federico Navarro-Sarabia,Antony Hou,Corrado Bernasconi,TWJ HuizingaJan 1,2013;72:43-50Clinical and epidemiological research Ann. Rheum. Dis.:Most-Read Full-Text Articles
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In a substudy of the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS),more patients had new ischemic brain lesions on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after stenting (CAS) than after endarterectomy (CEA). In the present analysis,we compared characteristics of diffusion-weighted MRI lesions.
Number,individual and total volumes,and location of new diffusion-weighted [...]
October 18,2012 —On Oct. 17,the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jetrea (ocriplasmin),the first drug approved to treat an eye condition called symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA).
VMA can contribute to eye problems if the…
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The aim of this prospective randomized study was to assess the impact of renal artery denervation in patients with a history of refractory atrial fibrillation (AF) and drug-resistant hypertension who were referred for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Background
Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular condition responsible for the development and maintenance of AF. [...]
Maxime Dougados,Karsten Kissel,Tom Sheeran,Paul P Tak,Philip G Conaghan,Emilio Martin Mola,Georg Schett,Howard Amital,Federico Navarro-Sarabia,Antony Hou,Corrado Bernasconi,TWJ HuizingaJul 7,2012;0:201120128-201120128Clinical and epidemiological research Ann. Rheum. Dis.:Most-Read Full-Text Articles