Use Of Lipid-Lowering Medication In Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study), 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Use Of Lipid-Lowering Medication In Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study), Robert Goldberg, Ira Ockene, Jorge Yarzebski, Judith Savageau, Joel Gore
Jorge L. Yarzebski
As part of a population-based longitudinal study, we examined the use of lipid-lowering medication in 3,824 patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in the Worcester, Massachusetts metropolitan area between 1986 and 1993. The rate of utilization of lipid-lowering medication either before (1.8%) or during hospitalization (1.9%) for acute myocardial infarction was low.
Multidecade-Long Trends (1986-2005) In The Utilization Of Coronary Reperfusion And Revascularization Treatment Strategies In Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Community-Wide Perspective, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Multidecade-Long Trends (1986-2005) In The Utilization Of Coronary Reperfusion And Revascularization Treatment Strategies In Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Community-Wide Perspective, Jared Wasser, Robert Goldberg, Frederick Spencer, Jorge Yarzebski, Joel Gore
Jorge L. Yarzebski
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of our community-wide investigation were to describe multidecade-long trends (1986-2005) in the utilization of thrombolytic therapy, percutaneous coronary interventions, and coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: The study sample consisted of 9422 greater Worcester (MA) residents hospitalized with confirmed AMI at all metropolitan Worcester medical centers in 11 annual periods between 1986 and 2005. RESULTS: Increases in the utilization of percutaneous coronary interventions were observed between 1986 (2.0%) and 2005 (50.7%) with the most rapid increases beginning in the late 1990s. Utilization of coronary artery bypass graft ...
Long-Term Trends In The Use Of Coronary Reperfusion Strategies In Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Community-Wide Perspective, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Long-Term Trends In The Use Of Coronary Reperfusion Strategies In Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Community-Wide Perspective, Robert Goldberg, Frederick Spencer, Joseph Okolo, Darleen Lessard, Jorge Yarzebski, Joel Gore
Jorge L. Yarzebski
BACKGROUND: The objectives of our study were to examine long-term (1986-2003) trends in the use of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and thrombolytic therapy in the management of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) while our secondary study goal was to examine factors associated with use of these coronary reperfusion strategies. While there have been considerable changes in the management of patients hospitalized with AMI over time, limited contemporary data are available about changing trends in the use of different coronary reperfusion strategies, particularly from the more generalizable perspective of a population-based investigation. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 9 ...
Use Of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders In Patients With Kidney Disease Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Joline Chen, Jonathan Sosnov, Darleen Lessard, Jorge Yarzebski, Joel Gore, Robert Goldberg
Jorge L. Yarzebski
BACKGROUND: Patients with kidney disease are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes in comparison to patients without kidney disease. Therefore, patients with kidney disease may have greater use of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders than patients without kidney disease in the setting of an acute illness. We examined the association between advanced kidney disease and use of DNR orders in patients admitted with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to all greater Worcester, MA, hospitals as part of an epidemiological study.
METHODS: Use of DNR orders in 4,033 Worcester residents hospitalized with AMI at 11 greater Worcester medical centers during 1997 ...
Treatment Practices And Outcomes Of Patients With Established Peripheral Arterial Disease Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction In A Community Setting, Frederick Spencer, Darleen Lessard, Chyke Doubeni, Jorge Yarzebski, Joel Gore, Robert Goldberg
Jorge L. Yarzebski
BACKGROUND: There are little contemporary data available describing the hospital and long-term outcomes of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who are hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The objectives of our population-based study were to examine the hospital and long-term outcomes, as well as the use of different treatment practices, among patients with established PAD who were hospitalized with AMI. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 4480 patients hospitalized with AMI at all Worcester, Mass, medical centers in 4 alternate years between 1997 and 2003. RESULTS: Among the metropolitan Worcester residents hospitalized with AMI, 13.5% had a history ...
Excess Body Weight, Clinical Profile, Management Practices, And Hospital Prognosis In Men And Women After Acute Myocardial Infarction, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Excess Body Weight, Clinical Profile, Management Practices, And Hospital Prognosis In Men And Women After Acute Myocardial Infarction, Robert Goldberg, Jiang Cui, Barbara Olendzki, Frederick Spencer, Jorge Yarzebski, Darleen Lessard, Joel Gore
Jorge L. Yarzebski
BACKGROUND: Excess body weight is increasingly being recognized as a major health problem in American men and women. It is unclear, however, whether body weight is associated with the demographic and clinical profile, treatment of, and hospital prognosis after acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
METHODS: Nonconcurrent prospective epidemiologic investigation of Worcester (Massachusetts) metropolitan residents hospitalized at all 11 greater Worcester medical centers with validated AMI in 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2003.
RESULTS: A total of 2008 men and 1505 women were hospitalized with confirmed AMI during the 4 study periods. Approximately 41% of men and 29% of women were classified as ...
Validation Of A Stroke Symptom Questionnaire For Epidemiological Surveys., 2010 Universidade de São Paulo
Validation Of A Stroke Symptom Questionnaire For Epidemiological Surveys., Paulo A. Lotufo
Paulo A Lotufo
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE:Stroke is a relevant issue within public health and requires epidemiological surveillance tools. The aim here was to validate a questionnaire for evaluating individuals with stroke symptoms in the Stroke Morbidity and Mortality Study (Estudo de Mortalidade e Morbidade do Acidente Vascular Cerebral, EMMA), São Paulo, Brazil.DESIGN AND SETTING:This was a cross-sectional study performed among a sample of the inhabitants of Butantã, an area in the western zone of the city of São Paulo.METHODS:For all households in the coverage area of a primary healthcare unit, household members over the age of 35 years ...
Randomized Trial Of A Pharmacist-Delivered Intervention For Improving Lipid-Lowering Medication Adherence Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Randomized Trial Of A Pharmacist-Delivered Intervention For Improving Lipid-Lowering Medication Adherence Among Patients With Coronary Heart Disease, Yunsheng Ma, Ira S. Ockene, Milagros C. Rosal, Philip A. Merriam, Judith K. Ockene, Pritesh J. Gandhi
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications
A randomized trial of a pharmacist-delivered intervention (PI) versus usual care (UC) was conducted; 689 subjects with known coronary heart disease were recruited from cardiac catheterization laboratories. Participants in the PI condition received 5 pharmacist-delivered telephone counseling calls post-hospital discharge. At one year, 65% in the PI condition and 60% in the UC condition achieved an LDL-C level <100 mg/dL (P=.29); mean statin adherence was 0.88 in the PI, and 0.90 in the UC (P=.51). The highest percentage of those who reached the LDL-C goal were participants who used statins as opposed to those who did not use statins (67% versus 58%, P=.05). However, only 53% and 56% of the patients in the UC and PI conditions, respectively, were using statins. We conclude that a pharmacist-delivered intervention aimed only at improving patient adherence is unlikely to positively affect outcomes. Efforts must be oriented towards influencing physicians to increase statin prescription rates.
Co– And Post–Translational N–Linked Glycosylation Of Cardiac Potassium Channel Subunits: A Dissertation, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Co– And Post–Translational N–Linked Glycosylation Of Cardiac Potassium Channel Subunits: A Dissertation, Tuba Bas
GSBS Dissertations and Theses
KCNE1 (E1) peptide is the founding member of the KCNE family (1-5), which is a class of type I transmembrane ß-subunits. KCNE1 peptides assemble with and modulate the gating, ion conducting properties and pharmacology of a variety of voltage-gated K+ channel a-subunits, including KCNQ1 (Q1). Mutations that interfere with the function of either E1 and/or Q1 and disrupt the assembly and trafficking of KCNE1- KCNQ1 channel complexes give rise to diseases such as Romano-Ward (RW) and Jervell Lange Nielsen Syndrome (JLNS), two different forms of Long QT Syndrome (LQTS).
Using enzymatic deglycosylation assays, immunofluorescence techniques and quantitative cell surface ...
Socioeconomic Status And Coronary Heart Disease Mortality In The City Of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1996 To 2007), 2010 Universidade de São Paulo
Socioeconomic Status And Coronary Heart Disease Mortality In The City Of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1996 To 2007), Paulo A. Lotufo
Paulo A Lotufo
No abstract provided.
Polyheart: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment, 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Polyheart: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment, Katherine Vaughan
Kinesiology and Public Health
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in ‘Western Civilization.’ Lifestyle modification (ie regular exercise and healthy diet) greatly reduces the risk for CVD. It is unclear whether faculty at Cal Poly, who are exposed to positive benefits of lifestyle modification are at risk for CVD. The purpose of this study was to assess Cal Poly’s faculties’ cardiovascular health status, as specified by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) seven cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both the researchers and participants benefit from this study because awareness of CVD risk factors may help prevent progression of risk ...
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment - From Individual Risk Prediction To Estimation Of Global Risk And Change In Risk In The Population, John A. Batsis, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death and risk prediction formulae such as the Framingham Risk Score have been developed to easily identify patients at high risk that may require therapeutic interventions. Using cardiovascular risk formulae at a population level to estimate and compare average cardiovascular risk among groups has been recently proposed as a way to facilitate surveillance of net cardiovascular risk and target public health interventions. Risk prediction formulas may help to compare interventions that cause effects of different magnitudes and directions in several cardiovascular risk factors, because these formulas assess the net change in risk ...
Effect Of Calcium Supplements On Risk Of Myocardial Infarction And Cardiovascular Events: Meta-Analysis, 2010 University of Aukland
Effect Of Calcium Supplements On Risk Of Myocardial Infarction And Cardiovascular Events: Meta-Analysis, Mark J. Bolland, Allison Avenell, John A. Baron, A. Grey
Objective: To investigate whether calcium supplements increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
Osteoporosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older people. Calcium supplements margin- ally reduce the risk of fracture, and most guidelines recommend adequate calcium intake as an integral part of the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Consequently, calcium supplements are commonly used by people over the age of 50. Observational stu- dies suggest that high calcium intake might protect against vascular disease, and the findings are consis- tent with those of interventional studies of calcium sup- plements thatshow improvementin some vascular risk factors. In contrast ...
The Role Of Akt2 In Hepatic Lipid Metabolism, 2010 Universiy of Pennsylvania
The Role Of Akt2 In Hepatic Lipid Metabolism, Karla F. Leavens
Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations
Insulin drives the global anabolic response to nutrient ingestion, regulating both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. When insulin resistance occurs in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, dysregulation of both of these processes ensues, resulting in hyperglycemia and lipid abnormalities. One of the most prevalent morbidities associated with insulin resistance is the abnormal accumulation of triglycerides in the liver, called hepatic steatosis, though the underlying pathogenesis of this accumulation remains unclear. There is certainly an inappropriate increase in de novo lipogenesis in the livers of individuals with hepatic steatosis, but the insulin signaling pathway involved in the control of normal, and therefore abnormal ...
Non-Inferiority Trials [In Portuguese], 2010 Universidade de São Paulo
Non-Inferiority Trials [In Portuguese], Paulo A. Lotufo
Paulo A Lotufo
No abstract provided.
Age And Sex Differences In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay, Hospital Treatment Practices, And Short-Term Outcomes In Patients Hospitalized With An Acute Coronary Syndrome/Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Dissertation, 2010 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Age And Sex Differences In Duration Of Pre-Hospital Delay, Hospital Treatment Practices, And Short-Term Outcomes In Patients Hospitalized With An Acute Coronary Syndrome/Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Dissertation, Hoa L. Nguyen
GSBS Dissertations and Theses
The prompt seeking of medical care after the onset of symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndromes (ACS)/acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with the receipt of coronary reperfusion therapy, and effective cardiac medications in patients with an ACS/AMI and is crucial to reducing mortality and the risk of serious clinical complications in these patients. Despite declines in important hospital complications and short-term death rates in patients hospitalized with an ACS/AMI, several patient groups remain at increased risk for these adverse outcomes, including women and the elderly. However, recent trends in age and sex differences in extent ...
Cardiovascular And Cancer Mortality In Brazil, 2010 Universidade de São Paulo
Cardiovascular And Cancer Mortality In Brazil, Paulo A. Lotufo
Paulo A Lotufo
Cancer are not surpassing Cardiovascular Diseases. Here you have an evaluation of mortality in Brazil. The debate was ignited by paper from IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) that forecasts cancer deaths surpassing heart diseases rates during de 2020’s. There is no dispute about the fact that - at least in the US and other countries - the decline of mortality deaths for heart diseases presenting a faster pace compared to cancer death rates. It is an epidemiological evidence that must be analyzed and some headline fueling hype as “heart diseases as an old agenda of public health and medical ...
Smooth Muscle Hyperplasia Due To Acta2/Myh11 Mutations: Identification Of Novel Pathology And Pathways Leading To Aneurysms And Diverse Vascular Occlusive Diseases, 2010 University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
Smooth Muscle Hyperplasia Due To Acta2/Myh11 Mutations: Identification Of Novel Pathology And Pathways Leading To Aneurysms And Diverse Vascular Occlusive Diseases, Christina L. Papke
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)
Missense mutations in smooth muscle cell (SMC) specific ACTA2 (á-actin) and MYH11 (â-myosin heavy chain) cause diffuse and diverse vascular diseases, including thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD) and early onset coronary artery disease and stroke. The mechanism by which these mutations lead to dilatation of some arteries but occlusion of others is unknown. We hypothesized that the mutations act through two distinct mechanisms to cause varied vascular diseases: a loss of function, leading to decreased SMC contraction and aneurysms, and a gain of function, leading to increased SMC proliferation and occlusive disease. To test this hypothesis, ACTA2 mutant SMCs ...
The Relationship Of A Long-Term Exercise Program And Selected Coronary Risk Factors, 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas
The Relationship Of A Long-Term Exercise Program And Selected Coronary Risk Factors, Maryse Wells
UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones
The purpose of this study was to investigate body composition and blood pressure as potential risk factors for coronary artery disease after 3 years of participation in a structured exercise program. The sample group was comprised of 21 male participants (66%) and 11 (34%) female participants with a mean age of 55 years who attended the exercise program and completed health and fitness testing annually. Participants did cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training 5 days a week with an average attendance of 70%. After 3 years, BMI, waist circumference, and percent body fat increased significantly (p < .01); blood pressure levels did not change significantly (p > .05). Low control of diet ...
Does Cognitive Impairment Predict Poor Self-Care In Patients With Heart Failure?, 2010 University of Pennsylvania
Does Cognitive Impairment Predict Poor Self-Care In Patients With Heart Failure?, Jan Cameron, Linda Worrall-Carter, Karen Page, Barbara Riegel, Sing Kai Lo, Simon Stewart
School of Nursing Departmental Papers
Cognitive impairment occurs often in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and may contribute to sub‐optimal self‐care. This study aimed to test the impact of cognitive impairment on self‐care.
Methods and Results
In 93 consecutive patients hospitalized with CHF, self‐care (Self‐Care of Heart Failure Index) was assessed. Multiple regression analysis was used to test a model of variables hypothesized to predict self‐care maintenance, management, and confidence. Variables in the model were mild cognitive impairment (MCI; Mini‐Mental State Exam and Montreal Cognitive Assessment), depressive symptoms (Cardiac Depression Scale), age, gender, social isolation, education ...