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Urgent reforms for general practice in Italy.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 20. Epub 2019 Apr 20.

CESAV, Centre for Health Economics, Institute for Pharmacological Research Mario Negri IRCCS, Italy.

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Hepatitis C virus infection and risk of coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 2 Anzhen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China. Electronic address:

Background: A few recent studies have demonstrated that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was associated with coronary artery diseases (CAD). However, there still existed studies did not confirm this correlation.

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between HCV infection and CAD using a meta-analysis. Read More

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April 2019
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Appropriateness, inappropriateness and waste of resources: Unfulfilled expectations?

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Cardiovascular Department, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy. Electronic address:

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The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: Current trends in clinical practice between guidelines and technology progress.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Arrhythmia & EP Research Center, IRCCS Humanitas Research & University Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

The subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) is a valuable alternative to the conventional trans-venous ICD (TV-ICD) for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Prospective registries showed that the S-ICD is safe and effective in treating ventricular tachyarrhythmias in high-risk patients without pacing indications. While in earlier studies patients implanted with S-ICDs were young and mostly affected by channelopathies, contemporary S-ICD cohorts include patients with severely impaired left ventricular function and significant comorbidities. Read More

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On cancer and atrial fibrillation: Nuances and limitations.

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Marc Sorigue

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04;62:e22-e23

Hematology Laboratory, ICO-Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Institut de Recerca Josep Carreras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Spain. Electronic address:

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April 2019
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Women in internal medicine academic positions in France.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Sorbonne Université, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Service de Médecine Interne 1, 75013 Paris, France.

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April 2019
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Impact of underlying chronic adrenal insufficiency on clinical course of hospitalized patients with adrenal crisis: A nationwide cohort study.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 9. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

Department of Pharmacoepidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Public Health, Kyoto University, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: Chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) is an established risk factor for adrenal crisis (AC). However, the proportion of patients with newly diagnosed chronic AI during admission for AC is unclear.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study used a Japanese claims database involving 7. Read More

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April 2019
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Seeking identity in primary care. A survey on GPs trainees in Lombardy.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

AFSSL, Social Healthcare Academy, PoliS Lombardia, 20124 Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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The fat-to-lean mass ratio, a novel anthropometric index, is associated to glucose metabolic disorders.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Biomedical Research Unit of the Mexican Social Security Institute at Durango, Mexico. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim was to evaluate whether the Fat-to-Lean Mass (FyM) ratio is associated to glucose metabolic disorders (GMD).

Design: Cross-sectional population based study.

Methods: Eligible subjects were healthy men and non-pregnant women with new diagnosis of GMD that were allocated into following groups: 1) Normal Glucose Tolerance (NGT), 2) Diabetes, 3) impaired fasting glucose (IFG) + impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), 4) IGT, and 5) IFG. Read More

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April 2019
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The management of anticoagulant treatment in non-valvular atrial fibrillation real-world patients.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 25;62:7-8. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Electronic address:

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Issues regarding ambulatory blood pressure measurement in severely obese population: The guilty upper-arm.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Québec, Canada; Faculty of pharmacy, Laval University, Québec, Canada.

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Euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 22. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

Department of Internal Medicine F, Soroka Univerity Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Euglycemic DKA (eu-DKA) is a life-threatening emergency. It may occur in patients with both type 1 and type 2 DM, and characterized by milder degrees of hyperglycemia with blood glucose level < 200 mg/dl, which can result in delayed diagnosis and treatment with potential for adverse metabolic consequences. Following the wide introduction of the sodium glucose transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) in therapeutic practice for DM type 2 treatment the amount of eu-DKA increased and therefore, interest to this entity rose. Read More

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March 2019
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An incidental finding of metallic objects in a patient with chronic renal failure.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Nephrology and hypertension, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

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March 2019
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An elderly man with fever, dyspnoea and eosinophilia.

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Shuwei Zheng

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Sengkang General Hospital, 110 Sengkang East Way, Singapore 544886, Singapore. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Role of age and comorbidities in mortality of patients with infective endocarditis.

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Carlos Armiñanzas Concepción Fariñas-Alvarez Jesús Zarauza Patricia Muñoz Víctor González Ramallo Manuel Martínez Sellés José Mª Miró Meda Juan Manuel Pericás Miguel Ángel Goenaga Guillermo Ojeda Burgos Regino Rodríguez Álvarez Laura Castelo Corral Juan Gálvez-Acebal Francisco Javier Martínez Marcos Maria Carmen Fariñas Fernando Fernández Sánchez Mariam Noureddine Gabriel Rosas Javier de la Torre Lima José Aramendi Elena Bereciartua María José Blanco Roberto Blanco María Victoria Boado Marta Campaña Lázaro Alejandro Crespo Josune Goikoetxea José Ramón Iruretagoyena Josu Irurzun Zuazabal Leire López-Soria Miguel Montejo Javier Nieto David Rodrigo David Rodríguez Regino Rodríguez Yolanda Vitoria Roberto Voces Mª Victoria García López Radka Ivanova Georgieva Guillermo Ojeda Isabel Rodríguez Bailón Josefa Ruiz Morales Ana María Cuende Tomás Echeverría Ana Fuerte Eduardo Gaminde Miguel Ángel Goenaga Pedro Idígoras José Antonio Iribarren Alberto Izaguirre Yarza Xabier Kortajarena Urkola Carlos Reviejo Rafael Carrasco Vicente Climent Patricio Llamas Esperanza Merino Joaquín Plazas Sergio Reus Nemesio Álvarez José María Bravo-Ferrer Laura Castelo José Cuenca Pedro Llinares Enrique Miguez Rey María Rodríguez Mayo Efrén Sánchez Dolores Sousa Regueiro Francisco Javier Martínez Mª Del Mar Alonso Beatriz Castro Dácil García Rosado Mª Del Carmen Durán Mª Antonia Miguel Gómez Juan Lacalzada Ibrahim Nassar Antonio Plata Ciezar José Mª Reguera Iglesias Víctor Asensi Álvarez Carlos Costas Jesús de la Hera Jonnathan Fernández Suárez Lisardo Iglesias Fraile Víctor León Arguero José López Menéndez Pilar Mencia Bajo Carlos Morales Alfonso Moreno Torrico Carmen Palomo Begoña Paya Martínez Ángeles Rodríguez Esteban Raquel Rodríguez García Mauricio Telenti Asensio Manuel Almela Juan Ambrosioni Manuel Azqueta Mercè Brunet Marta Bodro Ramón Cartañá Carlos Falces Guillermina Fita David Fuster Cristina García de la Mària Marta Hernández-Meneses Jaume Llopis Pérez Francesc Marco José M Miró 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Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete Albacete, Spain.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of patients with IE in three groups of age and to assess the ability of age and the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) to predict mortality.

Methods: Prospective cohort study of all patients with IE included in the GAMES Spanish database between 2008 and 2015.Patients were stratified into three age groups:<65 years,65 to 80 years,and ≥ 80 years. Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate polysaccharide vaccination on severe exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and established cardiovascular disease.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Unit, University Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (HUNSC) and Primary Care Management, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain; Networked Biomedical Research Centre (CIBER) of Respiratory Diseases, Carlos III Health Institute, Madrid, Spain.

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March 2019
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Cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with West Nile disease infection: An unexplored issue.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Division of Infectious Disease, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Rovigo, Italy.

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A man with psoriasis like rash.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Department of Internal medicine and Infectious diseases, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, 10 av Hippocrate, 1200 Brussels, Belgium.

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March 2019
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Refining diagnosis and management of chronic venous disease: Outcomes of a modified Delphi consensus process.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Gemelli Policlinic Foundation - IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Chronic venous disease (CVD) is a common condition with major health consequences that is associated with poor long-term prognosis, significant socioeconomic impact, disabling symptoms and reduced quality of life. To provide practical guidance for diagnosis and management of CVD, a Delphi panel of 5 experts in steering committee and 28 angiologists/vascular surgeons met with the major aim of providing a supplement for established national and international guidelines. A total of 24 statements were voted upon in two rounds, of which consensus was reached on 22 statements, indicating a high level of overall agreement. Read More

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March 2019
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Biomarker assessment for early infarct size estimation in ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

University Clinic of Internal Medicine III, Cardiology and Angiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. Electronic address:

Background: High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) represents the biomarker of choice for infarct size (IS) estimation in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, admission values of hs-cTnT are only weakly associated with IS. The aim of this study was to investigate the incremental value of different biomarkers measured on admission for IS estimation in STEMI patients. Read More

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Venous thromboembolism in young adults: Findings from the RIETE registry.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 11. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario Germans Trias i Pujol de Badalona. Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Little is known on the clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes during anticoagulation in young patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Methods: We used data from the RIETE (Registro Informatizado Enfermedad TromboEmbólica) registry to assess the clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes during anticoagulation in VTE patients aged 10-24 years. Data were separately analyzed according to initial presentation and gender. Read More

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March 2019
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A six-year microbiologic study of hospital-acquired and health-care associated parapneumonic pleural infection.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

1st Department of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine, "Evangelismos" Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 45-47 Ipsilantou Street, Athens 10676, Greece. Electronic address:

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Relative fat mass (RFM) as abdominal obesity criterion for metabolic syndrome.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Internal Medical, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Haifa, Israel.

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Baloxavir for influenza: Enrichment obscured lack of effect in North-American adults.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 8;62:e8-e9. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen | Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, PO Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands.

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April 2019
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Mortality associated with cardiovascular drugs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and right-sided heart failure - A danish nationwide registry-based study.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark; The Institute of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; Department of Cardiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.

Background: The optimal medical treatment in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and right-sided heart failure (RHF) is unknown. We aimed to estimate the risks of all-cause mortality associated with the current clinical use of various cardiovascular drugs in this patient-group.

Methods: We followed all patients with registered COPD and RHF (defined as a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension plus use of loop-diuretics) for the risk of all-cause mortality (Jan 1, 1995 to Dec 31, 2015) using the Danish nationwide administrative registries. Read More

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March 2019
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Trigger factors in takotsubo syndrome - A systematic review of case reports.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Department of Clinical Science and Education Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Introduction: Takotsubo syndrome is an acute heart failure syndrome often preceded by a trigger factor of physical or emotional origin, although the proportion is unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine how common different trigger factors are in takotsubo syndrome divided by sex and age in women.

Material And Methods: The study consisted of a systematic review of all available case reports in PubMed and Web of Science up to March 2018. Read More

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March 2019
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Significant and constant increase in hospitalization due to heart failure in Spain over 15 year period.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 28. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Preventive Medicine and Public Health Teaching and Research Unit, Health Sciences Faculty, Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Background: To examine trends in the incidence, characteristics, and in-hospital outcomes of heart failure (HF) hospitalizations from 2001 to 2015 in Spain.

Methods: Using the Spanish National Hospital Discharge Database (SNHDD) we selected admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of HF. The primary end points were trends in the incidence of hospitalizations and in-hospital mortality (IHM). Read More

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February 2019
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A calcified cyst in the liver.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 03 7;61:e1-e2. Epub 2018 Jul 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Rheumatoid arthritis patients have higher prevalence and burden of asymptomatic coronary artery disease assessed by coronary computed tomography: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 28;62:72-79. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Glostrup University Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark.

Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and studies with coronary computed tomography have suggested increased rates of asymptomatic CAD determined by the coronary calcium score (CCS) in these patients. To synthesize the evidence on this topic, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.

Methods: A systematic review was performed of data comparing the prevalence and burden of asymptomatic CAD in RA and controls using CCS with or without coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA). Read More

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April 2019
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Secular trends in the association between obesity and hypertension among adults in the United States, 1999-2014.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 28;62:37-42. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory, Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi, United States of America. Electronic address:

Objective: To examine the secular trends in the association between obesity and hypertension among American adults between 1999 and 2014.

Methods: Data from the 1999-2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (eight survey cycles) were used. Obesity was determined from measured body mass index, with hypertension assessed from measured blood pressure and self-reported medication use. Read More

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April 2019
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Comment to "Impact of Daylight Saving Time on circadian timing system: An expert statement". Authors' reply.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 26;62:e20-e21. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Sleep Unit, Cardiovascular Center, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address:

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April 2019
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Profiling the hospital-dependent patient in a large academic hospital: Observational study.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Geriatric-Rehabilitation Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Via Antonio Gramsci 14, 43126 Parma, Italy; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Via Antonio Gramsci 14, 43126 Parma, Italy.

Background: In older patients with acute illness, a condition of "hospital-dependence" may arise: patients get adapted to the hospital care and, once discharged, may experience health status decline, requiring repeated readmissions despite appropriate treatments.

Aims: The objective of this case-series study was to describe the characteristics of 118 patients (72 F) aged ≥75 (mean 83.7 ± 4. Read More

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February 2019

Association of systemic beta-defensin-1 and -20G/A DEFB1 gene polymorphism with Behçet's disease.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

University of Tunis El Manar, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, LR99ES11 Tunis, Tunisia; Rabta Hospital, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Jebbari 1007, Tunis, Tunisia.. Electronic address:

Background: Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Beta-defensins are antimicrobial peptides involved in epithelial host defense. To explore whether beta-defensins might be involved in BD pathogenesis, we examined plasma human beta-defensin-1 (hBD-1) and DEFB1 -20G/A polymorphism in BD patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Grantsmanship writing tips: the experimental design.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 26. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, 6400 Fannin St, Suite 2530, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Factors associated with length of stay in hospital for men and women aged 85 and over: A quantile regression approach.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: Explore characteristics of hospital use for adults aged 85 and over in their last year of life and examine factors associated with cumulative overnight length of stay (LOS).

Data Source/study Setting: NSW 45 and Up Study linked with hospital data.

Study Design: Longitudinal cohort study. Read More

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February 2019
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Grantsmanship writing tips: significance, innovation and impact.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 22. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Independent Scholar, 4122 Reggio Emilia, Italy. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Iron supplementation for restless legs syndrome - A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Internal Medicine A, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel and Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Background: Iron supplementation, is recommended for the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). We gathered evidence for the efficacy and safety of iron supplementation for RLS.

Methods: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared iron supplementation versus no iron for patients with RLS was performed. Read More

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February 2019
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Reactive thrombocytosis in acute infectious diseases: Prevalence, characteristics and timing.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Departments of Medicine (AS, ID) and Imaging (JK), Laniado Hospital, Sanz Medical Centre, Netanya, Israel.

Background: Reactive thrombocytosis is known to occur in infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. However, the characteristics of its association with acute infections (ID) has not been systematically studied.

Setting: A department of internal medicine in a general teaching hospital. Read More

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February 2019

Comment to "Impact of Daylight Saving Time on circadian timing system: An expert statement".

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 19;62:e18-e19. Epub 2019 Feb 19.

Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Física, Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, ES41012 Sevilla, Spain. Electronic address:

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April 2019
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Grantsmanship writing tips: background, hypothesis and aims.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 03 16;61:25-28. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Department of Advanced Cardiopulmonary Therapies and Transplantation, The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, 6400 Fannin St, Suite 2530, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

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Syncope in the German Nationwide inpatient sample - Syncope in atrial fibrillation/flutter is related to pulmonary embolism and is accompanied by higher in-hospital mortality.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 13;62:29-36. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Cardiology, Cardiology I, University Medical Center Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz), Mainz, Germany.

Aims: Syncope is a common phenomenon in the general population. Although most of the causes are of benign origin, some comorbidities are accompanied by high mortality. We aimed to compare the in-hospital mortality of patients with syncope related to different comorbities and investigate the impact of syncope in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF). Read More

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The effect of compression stocking on leg edema and discomfort during a 3-hour flight: A randomized controlled trial.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 7;62:54-57. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Center for Perioperative Optimization, Department of Surgery, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Compression stockings reduce the risk of thromboembolic complications, leg edema, and edema-related pain and discomfort during long-haul flights. The aim of this study was to assess if compression stockings reduce leg edema, pain, and discomfort during a three-hour flight.

Methods: This randomized controlled trial had a paired design as participants were randomized to wear a compression stocking on one leg during a three-hour flight with the other leg acting as control. Read More

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Association of renin-angiotensin system inhibitors with long-term outcomes in patients with systolic heart failure and moderate-to-severe kidney function impairment.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 6;62:58-66. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Cardiology, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: Although guidelines recommend that patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) should be treated with renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors, the long-term efficacy of RAS inhibitors in HFrEF patients with moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear.

Methods: The present study included consecutive patients hospitalized for acute heart failure across five Japanese teaching hospitals. The impact of RAS inhibitors on 2-year all-cause mortality was evaluated in patients with an ejection fraction ≤40% and CKD, defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <45 mL/min/1. Read More

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April 2019
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Raynaud's phenomenon and inflammatory bowel disease: The possible role of microcirculation.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 6;62:e16. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Unidade de Doenças Auto-Imunes, Internal Medicine Department 7.2, Hospital Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal.

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April 2019
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European and US guidelines for arterial hypertension: similarities and differences.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Fondazione Umbra Cuore e Ipertensione-ONLUS and Division of Cardiology, Hospital S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia, Italy.

Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults and a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Recently, new Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of hypertension have been released in Europe and in the United States, with changes regarding how to diagnose and treat the condition, and the extent to which intensive blood pressure control should be pursued. Important differences between the Guidelines exist in the classification of blood pressure levels and definition of treatment goals. Read More

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February 2019
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Haemoptysis as a presenting feature of hepatopulmonary disease.

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Oscar M P Jolobe

Eur J Intern Med 2019 03 4;61:e16. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Manchester Medical Society, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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Frailty is associated with multimorbidities due to decreased physical reserve independent of age.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 03 2;61:e12-e13. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Istanbul University Istanbul Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Turkey.

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Influence of potassium levels on one-year outcomes in elderly patients with acute heart failure.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 02 26;60:24-30. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Internal Medicine Department, IMIBIC/Hospital Reina Sofía, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain.

Background: Abnormal serum potassium levels (K) in patients with heart failure (HF) relate to worse prognosis. We evaluated whether admission K levels predict 1-year outcomes in elderly patients admitted for acute HF.

Methods: We evaluated 2865 patients aged >74 years from the RICA Spanish Heart Failure Registry, classified according to admission serum K levels: hyperkalemia (>5. Read More

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February 2019
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Physiological reaction following contrast medium administration: What kind of reaction is this?

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 2;62:e15. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Diagnostic, Interventional and Pediatric Radiology, University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Department of BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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Persistent FDG/PET CT uptake in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis helps identifying patients at a higher risk for relapse.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 31;62:67-71. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Bichat, PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France; Département Hospitalo-Universitaire FIRE (Fibrosis, Inflammation and Remodelling in Renal and Respiratory Diseases), Paris, France; INSERM U1149, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of persistent retroperitoneal fibrosis FDG uptake using FDG/PET CT in patients with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF).

Methods: In this monocentric retrospective cohort study, all patients admitted for IRF from January 2009 to December 2017 underwent a FDG/PET CT at diagnosis and during follow up. Metabolic activity of IRF was assessed by retroperitoneal fibrosis FDG uptake measured as maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax). Read More

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April 2019
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