March 2019

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

14 March 2019
Author(s): Christina Tiller, Martin Reindl, Magdalena Holzknecht, Maximilian Klapfer, Alexander Beck, Benjamin Henninger, Agnes Mayr, Gert Klug, Sebastian Johannes Reinstadler, Bernhard Metzler

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... more

Venous thromboembolism in young adults: Findings from the RIETE registry

11 March 2019
Author(s): Beatriz Lacruz, Gregorio Tiberio, Ana Latorre, Joan Carles Villalba, Behnood Bikdeli, Jana Hirmerova, Alicia Lorenzo, Meritxell Mellado, Inmaculada Cañas, Manuel Monreal, For the RIETE Investigators

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

Trigger factors in takotsubo syndrome – A systematic review of case reports

2 March 2019
Author(s): Elin Nyman, Emma Mattsson, Per Tornvall

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... more

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

1 March 2019
Author(s): Manuel Méndez-Bailón, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Josep Comín-Colet, Jesús Esteban-Hernández, Javier de Miguel-Díez, José M. de Miguel-Yanes, Nuria Muñoz-Rivas, Noel Lorenzo-Villalba, Ana López-de-Andrés

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

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

1 March 2019
Author(s): Peter Riis Hansen, Martin Feineis, Jawdat Abdulla

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... more

Secular trends in the association between obesity and hypertension among adults in the United States, 1999–2014

1 March 2019
Author(s): Seungho Ryu, Emily Frith, Zeljko Pedisic, Minsoo Kang, Paul D. Loprinzi

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

Letter to the Editor

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

8 March 2019
Author(s): O. Kobo, R. Leiba, O. Avizohar, A. Karban

Obesity is a recognized risk factor for various cardio-metabolic diseases and several indices are used clinically to assess overall cardio-metabolic risk [1]. The metabolic syndrome, which is an... more

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

8 March 2019
Author(s): Esther C. de Haas, Hendrika J. Luijendijk

The FDA recently approved the use of baloxavir marboxil (baloxavir) in patients aged 12–64 years with uncomplicated influenza [1]. The effectiveness of baloxavir had been tested in one phase III... more

Letters to the Editor

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

9 March 2019
Author(s): Iliopoulou Marianthi, Spyratos Dionisios, Kotsiou Ourania, Skouras Vasileios, Kalomenidis Ioannis

Hospital-acquired (HA) pleural infections, i.e. those with onset of over 48 h upon hospitalization, are associated with high rates of mortality [1]. Health-care associated (HCA) pleural infections... more

Original Article

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

1 March 2019
Author(s): Charlotte Andersson, Peter Wæde Hansen, Ida E. Steffensen, Charlotte Andreasen, Peter E. Weeke, Lars Køber, Gunnar H. Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen

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... more

Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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