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  • CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE  (3)
  • Indomethacin
  • Complications
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  • 1
    Keywords: CANCER ; BLOOD ; FOLLOW-UP ; CANCER MORTALITY ; COHORT ; DEATH ; DISEASE ; incidence ; MORTALITY ; RISK ; RISKS ; IMPACT ; RISK-FACTORS ; BIOMARKERS ; ASSOCIATION ; BREAST ; breast cancer ; BREAST-CANCER ; prevention ; HEALTH ; AGE ; WOMEN ; OBESITY ; SWEDEN ; cancer risk ; HYPERTENSION ; PROJECT ; body mass index ; POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN ; ONCOLOGY ; REGRESSION ; WEIGHT ; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE ; METAANALYSIS ; biomarker ; methods ; metabolic syndrome ; blood pressure ; CANCER INCIDENCE ; PREMENOPAUSAL ; INCREASED RISK ; CANCER-RISK ; CANCER-MORTALITY ; BODY-MASS ; breast cancer risk ; INTERVENTIONS ; COMPLETENESS ; REGRESSION DILUTION
    Abstract: Background: Few studies have assessed the metabolic syndrome (MetS) as an entity in relation to breast cancer risk, and results have been inconsistent. We aimed to examine the association between MetS factors (individually and combined) and risk of breast cancer incidence and mortality. Methods: Two hundred ninety thousand women from Austria, Norway, and Sweden were enrolled during 1974-2005, with measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, and levels of glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Relative risks (RR) of breast cancer were estimated using Cox proportional hazards regression for each MetS factor in quintiles and for standardized levels (z-scores) and for a composite z-score for the MetS. Results: There were 4,862 incident cases of breast cancer and 633 deaths from breast cancer identified. In women below age 50, there was a decreased risk of incident cancer for the MetS (per 1-unit increment of z-score; RR, 0.83; 95% confidence interval, 0.76-0.90) as well as for the individual factors (except for glucose). The lowest risks were seen among the heaviest women. In women above age 60, there was an increased risk of breast cancer mortality for the MetS (RR, 1.23; 95% confidence interval, 1.04-1.45) and for blood pressure and glucose. The strongest association with mortality was seen for increased glucose concentrations. Conclusions: The MetS was associated with a decreased risk of incident breast cancer in women below age 50 with high body mass index, and with an increased risk of breast cancer mortality in women above 60. Impact: Lifestyle interventions as recommended for cardiovascular disease prevention may be of value to prevent breast cancer mortality in postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 19(7); 1737-45. (C) 2010 AACR
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 20615887
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  • 2
    Keywords: WOMEN ; MEN ; DIABETES-MELLITUS ; ASSOCIATIONS ; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE ; CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE ; BODY-MASS INDEX ; CANCER-RISK ; CAUSE-SPECIFIC MORTALITY ; CHILDHOOD SOCIOECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES
    Abstract: BACKGROUND: The extent to which adult height, a biomarker of the interplay of genetic endowment and early-life experiences, is related to risk of chronic diseases in adulthood is uncertain. METHODS: We calculated hazard ratios (HRs) for height, assessed in increments of 6.5 cm, using individual-participant data on 174 374 deaths or major non-fatal vascular outcomes recorded among 1 085 949 people in 121 prospective studies. RESULTS: For people born between 1900 and 1960, mean adult height increased 0.5-1 cm with each successive decade of birth. After adjustment for age, sex, smoking and year of birth, HRs per 6.5 cm greater height were 0.97 (95% confidence interval: 0.96-0.99) for death from any cause, 0.94 (0.93-0.96) for death from vascular causes, 1.04 (1.03-1.06) for death from cancer and 0.92 (0.90-0.94) for death from other causes. Height was negatively associated with death from coronary disease, stroke subtypes, heart failure, stomach and oral cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental disorders, liver disease and external causes. In contrast, height was positively associated with death from ruptured aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, melanoma and cancers of the pancreas, endocrine and nervous systems, ovary, breast, prostate, colorectum, blood and lung. HRs per 6.5 cm greater height ranged from 1.26 (1.12-1.42) for risk of melanoma death to 0.84 (0.80-0.89) for risk of death from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. HRs were not appreciably altered after further adjustment for adiposity, blood pressure, lipids, inflammation biomarkers, diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption or socio-economic indicators. CONCLUSION: Adult height has directionally opposing relationships with risk of death from several different major causes of chronic diseases.
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 22825588
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  • 3
    Keywords: Germany ; CT ; DIAGNOSIS ; DISEASE ; computed tomography ; PATIENT ; COMPLEX ; MR ; MAGNETIC-RESONANCE ; tomography ; COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY ; MR-ANGIOGRAPHY ; ANOMALIES ; CT ANGIOGRAPHY ; ABNORMALITIES ; ANGIOGRAPHY ; congenital heart disease ; MR angiography ; PULMONARY ; CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE ; COMPRESSION ; THORACIC AORTA ; vascular rings ; slings
    Abstract: Ultrafast CT and MR angiography are noninvasive, accurate and robust techniques for preoperative diagnosis and planning of congenital heart disease and vascular abnormalities in pediatric patients. While they seem to be equivalent to conventional catheter angiocardiography for detecting vascular abnormalities, they are more accurate for the diagnosis of potentially life-threatening complications, such as tracheal, bronchial or esophageal compression. The value of ultrafast CT and MR angiography is demonstrated in 22 pediatric patients with vascular rings, slings and other vascular abnormalities
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 15024587
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  • 4
    ISSN: 1435-2451
    Keywords: Patent ductus arteriosus ; Respiratory distress syndrome ; Indomethacin ; Ductus arteriosus persistens ; Atemnotsyndrom ; Indometacin
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Description / Table of Contents: Zusammenfassung Die Ligatur des offenen Ductus arteriosus ist auch bei kleinsten Frühgeborenen ein risikoarmer Eingriff und stellt immer eine vitale Indikation dar. Neben der Operation ist in indizierten Fällen auch der Verschluß mit Prostaglandin-Inaktivatoren möglich. Von 1976–1985 wurden 215 Frühgeborene behandelt. Bei 52 Säuglingen kam es zum Spontanverschluß. Bei 68 war Indomethacin erfolgreich. Bei 42 führte Indometacin nicht zum Verschluß, so daß eine Operation erforderlich wurde. 53 Säuglinge wurden wegen Kontraindikationen für Indometacin primär operiert. Die Gesamtletalität betrug 20%, wobei die kombinierte Gruppe die höchste Letalität aufwies.
    Notes: Summary Ligation of patent ductus arteriosus can be safely performed even in the smallest prematures and may be life-saving. Medical treatment with prostaglandin-inhibitors may be substituted in selected cases. From 1976–1985 a total of 215 prematures was treated. 52 of those experienced spontaneous closure. In 68 infants closure occurred following indomethacin-treatment. 48 had operation after failure of medical therapy and 53 with contraindications to indomethacin were primarily operated. The overall mortality reached 20% and was highest among those with combined medical and surgical treatment.
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  • 5
    ISSN: 1432-1076
    Keywords: Indomethacin ; Drug level monitoring ; Very low birth weight infants ; Ductus arteriosus
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract First results are described of individually tailored indomethacin dose rates employing on-line drug level monitoring for pharmacologically induced ductal constriction in very low birth weight infants with symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus (sPDA). In addition prolonged indomethacin therapy was introduced. From our data it appears that the effective threshold indomethacin level for the induction of ductus constriction has to be about 1000 ng/ml 10 h postdosing, while ductus closure can be maintained with a dose rate that exceeds a plasma level of 500 ng/ml for at least 1 week. These maintenance levels were also effective in completely suppressing the urinary metabolite excretion rates of PGI2 and PGE2, which are potential mediators of ductal relaxation. On-line indomethacin level monitoring appears to be practically essential for prolonged indomethacin therapy to overcome the marked variation of indomethacin disposition in preterm infants with sPDA.
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  • 6
    ISSN: 1432-1076
    Keywords: Supraventricular tachycardia ; Cardioversion ; Chest thump ; Complications
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract We report on two cases of mechanical termination of supraventricular tachycardia by chest thump which were followed by serious complications. In a 3-year-old boy with an otherwise normal heart, incessant supraventricular tachycardia was converted to sinus rhythm by a single precordial thump. This, however was followed by thrombo-embolic infarction of the left-sided middle cerebral artery. In another case of a 9-year-old girl, recurrent episodes of supraventricular tachycardia were associated with Ebstein anomaly of the tricuspid valve. Chest thump was successful in terminating supraventricular tachycardia but induced a short run of ventricular tachycardia which terminated itself and was then followed by sinus rhythm. It is concluded that even a slight precordial thump implies undetermined risks in the acute management of supraventricular tachycardia in children and should therefore be abandoned in favour of other methods.
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