Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease with lung cancer after surgery: evaluation with 2-[18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography – Online First – Springer

The FDG uptake in PET may be a predictive factor for AE of ILD in patients who have undergone lung cancer surgery.

via Acute exacerbation of interstitial lung disease with lung cancer after surgery: evaluation with 2-[18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography – Online First – Springer.

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Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition

A long-term study of children with a complex heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) found that the risk of death or need for immediate listing for heart transplantation was greatest for those who developed this disease as infants with congestive heart failure and for children who also had selective inborn errors of metabolism, a group of rare genetic disorders in which one or more of the body’s key metabolic processes are disrupted.

via Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition.

Demographic and clinical characteristics associated with quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Online First – Springer

Findings from this study suggest that the relationships between patient characteristics and common symptoms and QOL differ when disease-specific and generic measures of QOL are evaluated. Additional research is warranted to confirm these findings in COPD patients. Clinicians need to evaluate these common symptoms when planning and implementing symptoms management interventions to improve COPD patients’ QOL.

via Demographic and clinical characteristics associated with quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Online First – Springer.

Contributing Factors for Bone Metastasis in Uterine Cervical… : International Journal of Gynecological Cancer

Conclusions: Our study demonstrates that adenocarcinoma, advanced stage (IIB-IV) and initial multiple bone metastases contribute to earlier bone metastasis. Once bone metastasis was recognized, the survival of these patients was poor and no factors were identified to predict survival of those patients.

via Contributing Factors for Bone Metastasis in Uterine Cervical… : International Journal of Gynecological Cancer.

Validation of Predictors of Adverse Outcomes in Hospital-Acq… : Critical Care Medicine

Conclusions: The presence of any predictors of adverse outcomes was associated with mortality and decreased ventilator-free days at day 28. The lack of improvement in the Pao2/Fio2 and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score was independently associated with mortality in the multivariate analysis.

via Validation of Predictors of Adverse Outcomes in Hospital-Acq… : Critical Care Medicine.

Systolic Blood Pressure During Acute Stroke Is Associated With Functional Status and Long-term Mortality in the Elderly

Conclusions—High systolic BP recorded by 24H BPM on the first day of stroke was found to be associated with unfavorable short-term functional status and long-term mortality in elderly patients.

via Systolic Blood Pressure During Acute Stroke Is Associated With Functional Status and Long-term Mortality in the Elderly.

Factors That Predict Short-term Intensive Care Unit Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis

A model based on MELD score and mechanical ventilation on day 1 can stratify risk of early mortality in patients with cirrhosis admitted to the ICU. More studies are needed to validate this model and to enhance its clinical utility.

via Factors That Predict Short-term Intensive Care Unit Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis.

American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Patients With Heart Failure Have an Increased Risk of Incident Cancer

HF patients are at increased risk of cancer, which appears to have increased over time. Cancer increases mortality in HF, underscoring the importance of noncardiac morbidity and of cancer surveillance in the management of HF patients.

via American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Patients With Heart Failure Have an Increased Risk of Incident Cancer.

Identifying Predictors of Hospice Eligibility in Patients With Parkinson Disease

Results indicate that body mass index less than 18, alone or combined with a shift in prescribing (when benefits of dopaminergic medications no longer outweigh their risk of side effects), may signal appropriate timing for hospice referral.

via Identifying Predictors of Hospice Eligibility in Patients With Parkinson Disease.

Association Between Depression and Death in People With CKD: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies

Depression is associated with a substantially increased risk of death in people with CKD. Effective treatment for depression in people with CKD may reduce mortality.

via Association Between Depression and Death in People With CKD: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies.