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Association of Periodic Limb Movements and Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality.

Journal Article J Am Heart Assoc · February 6, 2024 BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent studies have also linked periodic limb movements during sleep to CVD. We aimed to determine whether periodic limb movements during sleep and obst ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The use of continuous positive airway pressure in COPD-OSA overlap syndrome: A systematic review.

Journal Article Sleep Med · August 2023 BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as COPD-OSA overlap syndrome, increases morbidity and mortality. The effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Periodic limb movements during sleep and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conference Sleep · May 29, 2023 Introduction Several studies suggest an association between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and hypertension; however, a systematic evaluation of this relationship is lacking. Methods We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of obser ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Central sleep apnea due to high altitude periodic breathing

Conference Sleep · May 9, 2023 Introduction Many popular tourist destinations are at high-altitude. Visitors commonly report poor sleep quality during the first few nights after arriving, but some do not resolve over time and daytime symptoms may develop that require medical attention. ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Periodic limb movements during sleep and risk of hypertension: A systematic review.

Journal Article Sleep Med · February 2023 BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest an association between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and hypertension; however, a systematic evaluation of this relationship is lacking. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observ ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Hospital-acquired serum phosphate derangements and their associated in-hospital mortality.

Journal Article Postgrad Med J · January 2022 BACKGROUND: We aimed to report the incidence of hospital-acquired hypophosphataemia and hyperphosphataemia along with their associated in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We included 15 869 adult patients hospitalised at a tertiary medical referral centre from ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Consensus Clustering Approach for Patients with Lactic Acidosis in Intensive Care Units.

Journal Article J Pers Med · November 2, 2021 BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis is a heterogeneous condition with multiple underlying causes and associated outcomes. The use of multi-dimensional patient data to subtype lactic acidosis can personalize patient care. Machine learning consensus clustering may i ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Prediction Models for Mortality in Intensive Care Unit Patients with Lactic Acidosis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · October 28, 2021 BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis is the most common cause of anion gap metabolic acidosis in the intensive care unit (ICU), associated with poor outcomes including mortality. We sought to compare machine learning (ML) approaches versus logistic regression analy ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Lupus pernio: Skin manifestation of systemic disease.

Journal Article Eur J Intern Med · October 2021 Full text Link to item Cite

Bilothorax: A Rare Complication of Gallstone Disease

Journal Article Archivos de Bronconeumologia · June 1, 2021 Full text Cite

Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Recurrent Chest Infection.

Journal Article Arch Bronconeumol (Engl Ed) · January 27, 2021 Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis on Outcomes of Hospitalizations for Goodpasture's Syndrome in the United States: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003-2014.

Journal Article Medicina (Kaunas) · March 1, 2020 Background and objectives: Goodpasture's syndrome (GS) is a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease. Although the coexistence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) with Goodpasture's syndrome has been recognized, the impacts of ANCA vasculitis o ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Inpatient Burden and Mortality of Goodpasture's Syndrome in the United States: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003-2014.

Journal Article J Clin Med · February 6, 2020 Background: Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare, life-threatening, small vessel vasculitis. Given its rarity, data on its inpatient burden and resource utilization are lacking. We conducted this study aiming to assess inpatient prevalence, mortality, and reso ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Yellow Nail Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Pleural Effusion.

Journal Article Arch Bronconeumol (Engl Ed) · November 2019 Full text Link to item Cite

Acute Kidney Injury after Lung Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · October 17, 2019 BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation has been increasingly performed worldwide and is considered an effective therapy for patients with various causes of end-stage lung diseases. We performed a systematic review to assess the incidence and impact of acute kidn ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea on the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Postintervention.

Journal Article J Clin Sleep Med · October 15, 2019 STUDY OBJECTIVES: A strong association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter (AF) has consistently been observed in epidemiologic and interventional studies. The effect of positive airway pressure (PAP) on A ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Incidence and Impact of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · July 5, 2019 BACKGROUND: Although acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the incidence and impact of AKI on mortality among patients on ECMO remain unclear. We conducted this systematic rev ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Association of Periodic Limb Movements and Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality.

Journal Article J Am Heart Assoc · February 6, 2024 BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Recent studies have also linked periodic limb movements during sleep to CVD. We aimed to determine whether periodic limb movements during sleep and obst ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The use of continuous positive airway pressure in COPD-OSA overlap syndrome: A systematic review.

Journal Article Sleep Med · August 2023 BACKGROUND: The co-occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), known as COPD-OSA overlap syndrome, increases morbidity and mortality. The effectiveness of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Periodic limb movements during sleep and hypertension: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conference Sleep · May 29, 2023 Introduction Several studies suggest an association between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and hypertension; however, a systematic evaluation of this relationship is lacking. Methods We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of obser ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Central sleep apnea due to high altitude periodic breathing

Conference Sleep · May 9, 2023 Introduction Many popular tourist destinations are at high-altitude. Visitors commonly report poor sleep quality during the first few nights after arriving, but some do not resolve over time and daytime symptoms may develop that require medical attention. ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Periodic limb movements during sleep and risk of hypertension: A systematic review.

Journal Article Sleep Med · February 2023 BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest an association between periodic limb movements during sleep (PLMS) and hypertension; however, a systematic evaluation of this relationship is lacking. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observ ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Hospital-acquired serum phosphate derangements and their associated in-hospital mortality.

Journal Article Postgrad Med J · January 2022 BACKGROUND: We aimed to report the incidence of hospital-acquired hypophosphataemia and hyperphosphataemia along with their associated in-hospital mortality. METHODS: We included 15 869 adult patients hospitalised at a tertiary medical referral centre from ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Consensus Clustering Approach for Patients with Lactic Acidosis in Intensive Care Units.

Journal Article J Pers Med · November 2, 2021 BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis is a heterogeneous condition with multiple underlying causes and associated outcomes. The use of multi-dimensional patient data to subtype lactic acidosis can personalize patient care. Machine learning consensus clustering may i ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Machine Learning Prediction Models for Mortality in Intensive Care Unit Patients with Lactic Acidosis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · October 28, 2021 BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis is the most common cause of anion gap metabolic acidosis in the intensive care unit (ICU), associated with poor outcomes including mortality. We sought to compare machine learning (ML) approaches versus logistic regression analy ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Lupus pernio: Skin manifestation of systemic disease.

Journal Article Eur J Intern Med · October 2021 Full text Link to item Cite

Bilothorax: A Rare Complication of Gallstone Disease

Journal Article Archivos de Bronconeumologia · June 1, 2021 Full text Cite

Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Recurrent Chest Infection.

Journal Article Arch Bronconeumol (Engl Ed) · January 27, 2021 Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis on Outcomes of Hospitalizations for Goodpasture's Syndrome in the United States: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003-2014.

Journal Article Medicina (Kaunas) · March 1, 2020 Background and objectives: Goodpasture's syndrome (GS) is a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease. Although the coexistence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) with Goodpasture's syndrome has been recognized, the impacts of ANCA vasculitis o ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Inpatient Burden and Mortality of Goodpasture's Syndrome in the United States: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003-2014.

Journal Article J Clin Med · February 6, 2020 Background: Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare, life-threatening, small vessel vasculitis. Given its rarity, data on its inpatient burden and resource utilization are lacking. We conducted this study aiming to assess inpatient prevalence, mortality, and reso ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Yellow Nail Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Pleural Effusion.

Journal Article Arch Bronconeumol (Engl Ed) · November 2019 Full text Link to item Cite

Acute Kidney Injury after Lung Transplantation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · October 17, 2019 BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation has been increasingly performed worldwide and is considered an effective therapy for patients with various causes of end-stage lung diseases. We performed a systematic review to assess the incidence and impact of acute kidn ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Effect of Positive Airway Pressure Treatment of Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea on the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Postintervention.

Journal Article J Clin Sleep Med · October 15, 2019 STUDY OBJECTIVES: A strong association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter (AF) has consistently been observed in epidemiologic and interventional studies. The effect of positive airway pressure (PAP) on A ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Incidence and Impact of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Meta-Analysis.

Journal Article J Clin Med · July 5, 2019 BACKGROUND: Although acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent complication in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), the incidence and impact of AKI on mortality among patients on ECMO remain unclear. We conducted this systematic rev ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The hand of respiratory failure.

Journal Article Eur J Intern Med · July 2019 Full text Link to item Cite

Cocaine use and crack lung syndrome.

Journal Article QJM · February 1, 2019 Full text Link to item Cite

Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Giant Pleural Mass.

Journal Article Mayo Clin Proc · December 2018 Full text Link to item Cite

Effect of obstructive sleep apnea and its treatment of atrial fibrillation recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation: A meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Evid Based Med · August 2018 BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an increased the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it remains unclear if patients with OSA carry a higher risk of recurrent AF after successful catheter ablation. T ... Full text Link to item Cite

Transapical versus transfemoral approach and risk of acute kidney injury following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a propensity-adjusted analysis.

Journal Article Ren Fail · November 2017 BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of post-procedural acute kidney injury (AKI) and other renal outcomes in patients undergoing transapical (TA) and transfemoral (TF) approaches for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Persistent acute kidney injury following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Journal Article J Card Surg · September 2017 BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) and its severity after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have been associated with worse outcomes. Studies have shown that AKI duration (transient or persistent) affects outcomes independently of AKI severi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Periodic limb movements of sleep are associated with an increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with mild sleep-disordered breathing.

Journal Article Int J Cardiol · August 15, 2017 BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) may be related to increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, the association of PLMS with atrial fibrillation (AF) is unclear, especially in patients wit ... Full text Link to item Cite

The effects of short sleep duration on proteinuria and chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Nephrol Dial Transplant · June 1, 2017 BACKGROUND: The risks of proteinuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults who regularly have short sleep duration (short sleepers) are controversial. The aim of this meta-analysis was to assess the effects of short sleep duration on proteinuria and C ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pulmonary artery sarcoma mimicking pulmonary embolism: a case series.

Journal Article QJM · May 1, 2017 BACKGROUND: Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare malignant neoplasm with an aggressive behavior and often difficult to distinguish from pulmonary thromboembolic disease. AIM: To assess the demographic, clinical, and radiological characteristics of PAS ... Full text Link to item Cite

THE EFFECT OF NON INVASIVE VENTILATOR FOR SLEEP APNEA IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION/FLUTTER PATIENTS

Conference Sleep · April 28, 2017 Introduction: A strong association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (AF) has been consistently observed in both epidemiological and clinical cohort studies. The effect of treatment with positive airway pressure ( ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Risk of incident atrial fibrillation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Int J Rheum Dis · April 2017 AIMS: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might be at an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) as a result of deleterious effects of inflammatory cytokines on cardiomyocytes. This study aimed to comprehensively review all available evid ... Full text Link to item Cite

The association between renal recovery after acute kidney injury and long-term mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Journal Article PLoS One · 2017 BACKGROUND: This study aimed to examine the association between renal recovery status at hospital discharge after acute kidney injury (AKI) and long-term mortality following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We screened all adult pati ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Changes in kidney function among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Journal Article Journal of Renal Injury Prevention · January 1, 2017 Introduction: The patients selected for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) usually have a high prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Little is known regarding the impact of TAVR on changes in renal function. Objectives: This study aimed to ... Full text Cite

PULMONARY ARTERY INTIMAL SARCOMA MIMICKING PULMONARY EMBOLISM: A CASE SERIES

Conference Critical Care Medicine · December 12, 2016 Learning Objectives: Pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma (PAS) is a rare lung disease with high mortality. Its clinical presentation is hardly distinguishable from pulmonary embolism(PE), which leads to a significant delay in diagnosis and treatment. It is im ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Incidence and risk factors of acute kidney injury following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Journal Article Nephrology (Carlton) · December 2016 AIM: This study aimed to determine the incidence and risk factors of acute kidney injury (AKI) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: We included all adult patients undergoing TAVR for aortic stenosis from 1 January 2008 to 30 Ju ... Full text Link to item Cite

The effects of napping on the risk of hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Evid Based Med · November 2016 OBJECTIVE: The risk of hypertension in adults who regularly take a nap is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the associations between napping and hypertension. METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMbase a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Solitary Fibrous Tumor: A Giant Pleural Mass

Conference Chest · October 10, 2016 INTRODUCTION: Solitary fibrous tumor of pleura (SFTP) is a rare tumor, which represents less than 5% of all pleural tumors. We present a case of SFTP presented to with progressive dyspnea and subsequently work up found out to have SFTP. CASE PRESENTATION: ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Association between psoriasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article J Dermatolog Treat · August 2016 Psoriasis has been linked to an increased risk of several co-morbidities. However, its association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remains unclear. To further characterize this relationship, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analy ... Full text Link to item Cite

Peripheral arterial disease in patients with giant cell arteritis: a meta-analysis.

Journal Article Int J Rheum Dis · August 2016 AIM: To investigate the association between giant cell arteritis (GCA) and risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies that reported relative risks, hazard ratios or ... Full text Link to item Cite

Respiratory failure as the presenting manifestation of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Journal Article J Clin Neurosci · July 2016 Although amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) does not directly affect the lung parenchyma, it can jeopardize the mechanical function of the respiratory system. About one-quarter of ALS patients have had at least one prior misdiagnosis. Therefore, a high cl ... Full text Link to item Cite

AKI after Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.

Journal Article J Am Soc Nephrol · June 2016 Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at high risk of perioperative mortality. Previous studies showed increased risk of post ... Full text Link to item Cite

Isolated Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma Presenting with Diffuse Ground Glass Pulmonary Infiltrates.

Journal Article Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus · June 2016 A case of 44-year-old man with dyspnea and CT chest demonstrated bilateral infiltration. Patient was failed to improve with antibiotics and steroid. Finally, video-assisted thoracic surgery-guided lung biopsy was performed and surprisingly revealed intrava ... Full text Link to item Cite

Temporal trends in the utilization of vasopressors in intensive care units: an epidemiologic study.

Journal Article BMC Pharmacol Toxicol · May 7, 2016 BACKGROUND: The choice of vasopressor use in the intensive care unit (ICU) depends primarily on provider preference. This study aims to describe the rate of vasopressor utilization and the trends of each vasoactive agent usage in the ICU over the span of 7 ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Risk of incident chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Joint Bone Spine · May 2016 OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of subsequent development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies that reported relative ri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endobronchial neurofibroma.

Journal Article QJM · April 2016 Full text Link to item Cite

The impact of fluid balance on diagnosis, staging and prediction of mortality in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury.

Journal Article J Nephrol · April 2016 BACKGROUND: Fluid accumulation may delay recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. This study aims to evaluate the impact of fluid balance on the incidence, time of AKI diagnosis and predictive performance for outcomes ... Full text Link to item Cite

It's not just obstructive sleep apnea.

Journal Article Sleep Med · March 2016 Full text Link to item Cite

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Risk of Incident Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies.

Journal Article Clin Cardiol · February 2016 BACKGROUND: The association between the development of heart failure (HF) and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is not well established. HYPOTHESIS: Use of NSAIDs may increase the risk of incident HF. METHODS: We conducted a systematic r ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The comparison of the commonly used surrogates for baseline renal function in acute kidney injury diagnosis and staging.

Journal Article BMC Nephrol · January 9, 2016 BACKGROUND: Baseline serum creatinine (SCr) level is frequently not measured in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of various methods of baseline SCr determination measurement on accuracy of acute kidney injury (AKI) dia ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Ankylosing spondylitis and risk of venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Lung India · 2016 BACKGROUND: Several immune-mediated inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus have been linked to an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the data on ankylosing spondylit ... Full text Link to item Cite

Polymyalgia rheumatica and risk of cerebrovascular accident: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Neurol India · 2016 BACKGROUND: Several chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, have been linked to an increased risk of cerebrovascular accident (CVA), but the data on polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) remains unclear. MATERI ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psoriasis and risk of incident atrial fibrillation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol · 2016 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with psoriasis might have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation as a result of chronic inflammation. This study aimed to investigate this association by comprehensively reviewing all available evidence. METHODS ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk of Parkinson's Disease Among Patients with Psoriasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Journal Article Indian J Dermatol · 2016 BACKGROUND: Patients with psoriasis might be at a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease (PD) as a result of the detrimental effect of chronic inflammation on the neuronal tissue. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate this risk by comprehensively ... Full text Link to item Cite

Optimum methodology for estimating baseline serum creatinine for the acute kidney injury classification.

Journal Article Nephrology (Carlton) · December 2015 AIM: This study aimed to investigate how varied methods of determining baseline serum creatinine (SCr) would affect acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis and prediction of 60 day mortality in critically ill patients following an episode of AKI. METHODS: This ... Full text Link to item Cite

The options of reversal of a dabigatran effect.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · December 2015 Full text Link to item Cite

THE VASOPRESSOR USE IN CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: 7 YEARS COHORT STUDY

Conference Critical Care Medicine · December 1, 2015 Learning Objectives: The use of vasopressor was common in cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). Due to the lack of conclusive evidence in superiority in efficacy among various types of vasopressors, the choice of vasopressor use mainly depends on the physici ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia and venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Thromb Res · November 2015 OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) among patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies that reported odds ratio, relative risk, hazard ... Full text Link to item Cite

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of heart failure exacerbation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Eur J Intern Med · November 2015 BACKGROUND: The association between exacerbation of heart failure (HF) and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has long been recognized but the data on this adverse effect are limited. METHODS: To further characterize this possible associ ... Full text Link to item Cite

Systemic sclerosis and risk of venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Mod Rheumatol · November 2015 BACKGROUND: Several chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory myositis, and systemic vasculitides, have been linked to an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the data on systemic sclerosis (SSc) remains ... Full text Link to item Cite

Admission serum magnesium levels and the risk of acute respiratory failure.

Journal Article Int J Clin Pract · November 2015 BACKGROUND: The association between admission serum magnesium (Mg) levels and risk of acute respiratory failure (ARF) in hospitalised patients is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of developing ARF in all hospitalised patients with vari ... Full text Link to item Cite

Gout is not associated with a lower risk of Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Parkinsonism Relat Disord · October 2015 BACKGROUND: Uratic acid is a potent anti-oxidant and hyperuricemia is well-linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease (PD), one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders. However, data on gout, the major complication of hyperuricemia, remain unclea ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparison of renal outcomes in off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Journal Article Nephrology (Carlton) · October 2015 AIM: The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare the effects of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on acute kidney injury (AKI) and the need of dialysis after surgery. METHODS: Comprehensive literature searches for randomize ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trends of vasopressor using in medical intensive care unit: a 7-year cohort study

Conference Intensive Care Medicine Experimental · October 1, 2015 Introduction The use of vasopressor was common in medical intensive care unit (MICU). Due to the lack of conclusive evidence in superiority in efficacy among various types of vasopressors, the choice of vasopressor use mainly depends on the physician prefe ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Admission Serum Magnesium Levels Predict the Risk of Acute Respiratory Failure Requiring Mechanical Ventilation in Hospitalized Patients

Conference Chest · October 1, 2015 PURPOSE: The association between admission serum magnesium (Mg) levels and risk of acute respiratory failure (ARF) requiring mechanical ventilation in hospitalized patients is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of developing ARF in all h ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Sarcoidosis and risk of venous thromboembolism: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis · September 14, 2015 BACKGROUND: Several chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory myositis and systemic lupus erythematosus, have been linked to an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the data on sarcoidosis is unclear. OB ... Link to item Cite

Diagnosis and treatment of Lemierre syndrome.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · September 2015 Full text Link to item Cite

Proton pump inhibitors linked to hypomagnesemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Journal Article Ren Fail · August 2015 BACKGROUND: The reported risk of hypomagnesemia in patients with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is conflicting. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between the use of PPIs and the risk of hypomagnesemia. METHODS: A literature ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preoperative renin-angiotensin system inhibitors use linked to reduced acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Nephrol Dial Transplant · June 2015 BACKGROUND: Previous trials of interventions to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI) have been unsuccessful and additional interventions are needed. Existing reviews of preoperative renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors have suggested harm. We included mo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Periprocedural effects of statins on the incidence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Journal Article Ren Fail · May 2015 BACKGROUND: The reports on the efficacy of statins for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) remain controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the effect of statins for the prevention of CIAKI. METHODS: Compre ... Full text Link to item Cite

Hypomagnesaemia linked to depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Intern Med J · April 2015 BACKGROUND: The reported risk of depression in patients with hypomagnesaemia is controversial. AIM: The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the association between depression and hypomagnesaemia. METHODS: A literature search was performed using M ... Full text Link to item Cite

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Rheumatology (Oxford) · April 2015 OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to integrate and examine the association between NSAID use and venous thromboembolism (VTE). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that reported odds ratios, relative risks, hazard ratio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk of coronary artery disease in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Ann Transl Med · March 2015 OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies that reported relative risks, hazard ratios, standardized ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Trends of vasopressor using in medical intensive care unit: A 7-year cohort study

Journal Article Intensive Care Medicine Experimental · January 1, 2015 Full text Cite

Sugar and artificially sweetened soda consumption linked to hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Clin Exp Hypertens · 2015 BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The risk of hypertension (HTN) in patients who regularly drink soda is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the associations between consumption of sugar and artificially sweetened soda and HTN. METHODS: A ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with Sjögren's syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Clin Exp Rheumatol · 2015 OBJECTIVES: Several chronic inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, have been linked to an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, the data on Sjögren's syndrome (SS) remain unclear. This stud ... Link to item Cite

Acute kidney injury after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Am J Nephrol · 2015 BACKGROUND: The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Da ... Full text Link to item Cite

HYDRATION FOR CONTRAST-INDUCED ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY PREVENTION A META-ANALYSIS

Conference Critical Care Medicine · December 1, 2014 Learning Objectives: The reports on efficacy of oral hydration compared to intravenous hydration for the prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) in radiological procedures and cardiac catheterization remains controversial. The objective ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Is the incidence of malignancy increased in patients with sarcoidosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Respirology · October 2014 A possible causal relationship between sarcoidosis and malignancy has been the subject of debates for decades. To better understand this association, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies that reported relative risk, hazard r ... Full text Link to item Cite

Lemierre's syndrome: An often missed life-threatening infection.

Journal Article Indian J Crit Care Med · March 2014 Lemierre's syndrome is an uncommon, but fatal infection of the internal jugular vein (IJV) that is usually caused by Fusobacteirum necrophorum although a wide range of bacteria has been reported as causative agents. Typical symptoms include fever, sore thr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Clin Rheumatol · March 2014 We performed this meta-analysis to assess venous thromboembolism risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. A comprehensive search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane databases. Nine observational studies met our inclusion criteria and were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Broncholithiasis: An uncommon cause of chronic cough.

Journal Article J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol · January 2014 Full text Link to item Cite

Is sarcoidosis a thrombophilic disorder?

Journal Article Ann Hematol · December 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Pneumocystis pneumonia during primary HIV infection: a case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article J Infect Chemother · October 2013 More than 90% of cases of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in adults occur in patients with chronic HIV infection with CD4 counts lower than 200 cells/ml. Even though primary HIV infection can cause transient profound CD4 lymphocytopenia, PCP is rarely reporte ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coronary AVM: abnormal communication is the issue.

Journal Article Int J Cardiol · August 20, 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Haemophilus influenzae serotype f as a rare cause of septic arthritis.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · July 2013 Non-type B Haemophilus influenzae emerges as a new pathogen in the post H. influenzae serotype b vaccine era. We describe a case of polyarticular septic arthritis caused by H. influenzae serotype f in an adult. The patient was successfully treated with sur ... Full text Link to item Cite

Hyperkalemia-induced pacemaker dysfunction.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · May 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Life-threatening hypocalcemia associated with denosumab in a patient with moderate renal insufficiency.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · April 2013 Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody to the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand, is a novel therapy to osteoporotic fracture and skeletal-related events in patients with bone metastases. Hypocalcemia is its known adverse effect, although it is ... Full text Link to item Cite

Short QT syndrome (JANUARY 2013).

Journal Article Cleve Clin J Med · April 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Author's reply: To PMID 23288944.

Journal Article Cleve Clin J Med · April 2013 Full text Link to item Cite

Presence of crystals is not an evidence of absence of infection.

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · February 2013 Acute monoarthritis is one of the most common rheumatologic presentations. However, it is clinically difficult to distinguish between an inflamed joint due to crystal-induced arthritis and an inflamed joint due to septic arthritis. Arthrocentesis and synov ... Full text Link to item Cite

Haemophilus influenzae serotype f as a rare cause of septic arthritis.

Journal Article The American journal of emergency medicine · January 1, 2013 Non-type B Haemophilus influenzae emerges as a new pathogen in the post H. influenzae serotype b vaccine era. We describe a case of polyarticular septic arthritis caused by H. influenzae serotype f in an adult. The patient was successfully treated with sur ... Cite

Is it acute coronary syndrome or Churg-Strauss syndrome?

Journal Article Am J Emerg Med · January 2013 Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare vasculitic disorder characterized by chronic rhinosinusitis, asthma, and persistent eosinophilia. Although not a usual prominent initial presentation, cardiac involvement is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in ... Full text Link to item Cite

State of the Art: Practical Approach for Diagosis of Pulmonary Embolism

Journal Article American Medical Journal · February 1, 2012 Full text Open Access Cite

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (neat) In Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Pilot Study

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The effect of continuous positive airway pressure in atrial fibrillation after ablation and cardioversion

Conference Chest ntroduction: A strong association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (AF) has been consistently observed in both epidemiological and clinical cohort studies. The effect of treatment with positive airway pressure (P ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Trends In The Use Of Vasopressors In Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit

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ACUTE PULMONARY EMBOLISM: Risk Of Venous Thromboembolism In Patients With Systemic Sclerosis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Conference American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Background/Purpose: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), collectively known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), are common problems associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Chronic inflammation, though not generally regarded a ... Open Access Link to item Cite

CHANGING TRENDS IN THE USE OF VASOPRESSORS IN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A 7-YEAR STUDY

Conference Critical Care Medicine Learning Objectives: The use of vasopressors was common in intensive care unit (ICU). Due to the lack of conclusive evidence in superiority in efficacy among various types of vasopressors, the choice of vasopressor use mainly depends on the physician prefe ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

An Uncommon Cause Of Altered Mental Status In A Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Conference American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Introduction: Altered mental status is one of the most common presentations that leads to an admission to intensive care unit. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), which is commonly encountered in association with various medical conditions ... Open Access Cite

Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conference American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Introduction: Altered mental status is one of the most common presentations that leads to an admission to intensive care unit. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), which is commonly encountered in association with various medical conditions ... Open Access Cite

Association Between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease And Psoriasis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Conference American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Introduction: It was hypothesized that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) might be an autoimmune disease induced by cigarette smoking as emerging evidence has suggested that chronic systemic inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesi ... Open Access Cite

Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on acute kidney injury and mortality outcomes

Conference Journal of the American College of Cardiology Background: The risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) with on-pump and off-pump techniques for ischemic heart disease is controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare these two te ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Risk Of Venous Thromboembolism In Patients With Celiac Disease: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

Conference American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Background/Purpose: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), collectively known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), are common medical conditions resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Chronic inflammatory state has been increasing ... Open Access Link to item Cite