European Journal of Internal Medicine

November 2018

9 Articles

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An international perspective on hospitalized patients with viral community-acquired pneumonia

3 November 2018
Author(s): Dejan Radovanovic, Giovanni Sotgiu, Mateja Jankovic, Padukudru Anand Mahesh, Pedro Jorge Marcos, Mohamed I. Abdalla, Marta Francesca Di Pasquale, Andrea Gramegna, Silvia Terraneo, Francesco Blasi, Pierachille Santus, Stefano Aliberti, Luis F. Reyes, Marcos I. Restrepo, the GLIMP Study Group, Patricia Karina Aruj, Silvia Attorri, Enrique Barimboim, Juan Pablo Caeiro, María I. Garzón, Victor Hugo Cambursano, Adrian Ceccato, Julio Chertcoff, Ariel Cordon Díaz, Lautaro de Vedia, Maria Cristina Ganaha, Sandra Lambert, Gustavo Lopardo, Carlos M. Luna, Alessio Gerardo Malberti, Nora Morcillo, Silvina Tartara, Claudia Pensotti, Betiana Pereyra, Pablo Gustavo Scapellato, Juan Pablo Stagnaro, Sonali Shah, Felix Lötsch, Florian Thalhammer, Kurt Anseeuw, Camille A. Francois, Eva Van Braeckel, Jean Louis Vincent, Marcel Zannou Djimon, Simone Aranha Nouér, Peter Chipev, Milena Encheva, Darina Miteva, Diana Petkova, Adamou Dodo Balkissou, Eric Walter Pefura Yone, Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Ning Shen, Jin-fu Xu, Carlos Andres Bustamante Rico, Ricardo Buitrago, Fernando Jose Pereira Paternina, Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, Vesna Vladic-Carevic, Marko Jakopovic, Zinka Matkovic, Ivan Mitrecic, Marie-Laure Bouchy Jacobsson, Anette Bro Christensen, Uffe Christian Heitmann Bødtger, Christian Niels Meyer, Andreas Vestergaard Jensen, Ibrahim El-Said Abd El-Wahhab, Nesreen Elsayed Morsy, Hanaa Shafiek, Eman Sobh, Kedir Abdella Abdulsemed, Fabrice Bertrand, Christian Brun-Buisson, Etienne de Montmollin, Muriel Fartoukh, Jonathan Messika, Pierre Tattevin, Abdo Khoury, Bernard Ebruke, Michael Dreher, Martin Kolditz, Matthias Meisinger, Mathias W. Pletz, Stefan Hagel, Jan Rupp, Tom Schaberg, Marc Spielmanns, Petra Creutz, Norton Suttorp, Beatrice Siaw-Lartey, Katerina Dimakou, Dimosthenis Papapetrou, Evdoxia Tsigou, Dimitrios Ampazis, Evangelos Kaimakamis, Mohit Bhatia, Raja Dhar, George D’Souza, Rajiv Garg, Parvaiz A. Koul, B.S. Jayaraj, Kiran Vishnu Narayan, Hirennappa B. Udnur, Shashi Bhaskara Krishnamurthy, Surya Kant, Rajesh Swarnakar, Sundeep Salvi, Sneha Limaye, Keihan Golshani, Vera M. Keatings, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Yasmin Maor, Jacob Strahilevitz, Salvatore Battaglia, Maria Carrabba, Piero Ceriana, Marco Confalonieri, Antonella d’Arminio Monforte, Bruno Del Prato, Marino De Rosa, Riccardo Fantini, Giuseppe Fiorentino, Maria Antonia Gammino, Francesco Menzella, Giuseppe Milani, Stefano Nava, Gerardo Palmiero, Roberta Petrino, Barbra Gabrielli, Paolo Rossi, Claudio Sorino, Gundi Steinhilber, Alessandro Zanforlin, Fabio Franzetti, Mauro Carone, Vincenzo Patella, Simone Scarlata, Andrea Comel, Kiyoyasu Kurahashi, Zeina Aoun Bacha, Daniel Barajas Ugalde, Omar Ceballos Zuñiga, José F. Villegas, Milic Medenica, E.M.W. van de Garde, Deebya Raj Mihsra, Poojan Shrestha, Elliott Ridgeon, Babatunde Ishola Awokola, Ogonna N.O. Nwankwo, Adefuye Bolanle Olufunlola, Segaolu Olumide, Kingsley N. Ukwaja, Muhammad Irfan, Lukasz Minarowski, Skoczyński Szymon, Felipe Froes, Pedro Leuschner, Mariana Meireles, Cláudia Ferrão, Pedro Leuschner, João Neves, Sofia B. Ravara, Victoria Brocovschii, Chesov Ion, Doina Rusu, Cristina Toma, Daniela Chirita, Carmen Mihaela Dorobat, Alexei Birkun, Anna Kaluzhenina, Abdullah Almotairi, Zakeya Abdulbaqi Ali Bukhary, Jameela Edathodu, Amal Fathy, Abdullah Mushira Abdulaziz Enani, Nazik Eltayeb Mohamed, Jawed Ulhadi Memon, Abdelhaleem Bella, Nada Bogdanović, Branislava Milenkovic, Dragica Pesut, Luis Borderìas, Noel Manuel Bordon Garcia, Hugo Cabello Alarcón, Catia Cilloniz, Antoni Torres, Vicens Diaz-Brito, Xavier Casas, Alicia Encabo González, Maria Luisa Fernández-Almira, Miguel Gallego, Inmaculada Gaspar-GarcÍa, Juan González Del Castillo, Patricia Javaloyes Victoria, Elena Laserna Martínez, Rosa Malo de Molina, Rosario Menéndez, Ana Pando-Sandoval, Cristina Prat Aymerich, Alicia Lacoma de la Torre, Ignasi García-Olivé, Jordi Rello, Silvia Moyano, Francisco Sanz, Oriol Sibila, Ana Rodrigo-Troyano, Jordi Solé-Violán, Ane Uranga, Job F.M. van Boven, Ester Vendrell Torra, Jordi Almirall Pujol, Charles Feldman, Ho Kee Yum, Arnauld Attannon Fiogbe, Ferdaous Yangui, Semra Bilaceroglu, Levent Dalar, Ufuk Yilmaz, Artemii Bogomolov, Naheed Elahi, Devesh J. Dhasmana, Andrew Feneley, Carole Hancock, Adam T. Hill, Banu Rudran, Silvia Ruiz-Buitrago, Marion Campbell, Paul Whitaker, Alexander Youzguin, Anika Singanayagam, Karen S. Allen, Veronica Brito, Jessica Dietz, Claire E. Dysart, Susan M. Kellie, Ricardo A. Franco-Sadud, Garnet Meier, Mina Gaga, Thomas L. Holland, Stephen P. Bergin, Fayez Kheir, Mark Landmeier, Manuel Lois, Girish B. Nair, Hemali Patel, Katherine Reyes, William Rodriguez-Cintron, Shigeki Saito, Nilam J. Soni, Julio Noda, Cecilia I. Hinojosa, Stephanie M. Levine, Luis F. Angel, Antonio Anzueto, K. Scott Whitlow, John Hipskind, Kunal Sukhija, Vicken Totten, Richard G. Wunderink, Ray D. Shah, Kondwelani John Mateyo, Manuela Carugati, Manuela Morosi, Elisa Monge

Who should be tested for viruses in patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP), prevalence and risk factors for viral CAP are still debated. We evaluated the frequency of viral testing, virus... more

Reduction of 24-h blood pressure variability in extreme obese patients 10 days and 6 months after bariatric surgery depending on pre-existing hypertension

9 November 2018
Author(s): Anna Głuszewska, Barbara Gryglewska, Jerzy Gąsowski, Grzegorz Bilo, Bartosz Zarzycki, Anna Dzieża-Grudnik, Piotr Major, Andrzej Budzyński, Andrea Faini, Gianfranco Parati, Tomasz Grodzicki

Bariatric surgery is considered as a first line treatment in extreme obese patients to achieve a reduction in health risks. However, after surgical procedure obese patients with normal blood pressure... more

The excess mortality risk associated with anticholinergic burden among older patients discharged from acute care hospital with depressive symptoms

15 November 2018
Author(s): Andrea Corsonello, Annalisa Cozza, Sonia D'Alia, Graziano Onder, Stefano Volpato, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Antonio Cherubini, Mirko Di Rosa, Paolo Fabbietti, Fabrizia Lattanzio

The relationship between anticholinergic burden and mortality is controversial, and the impact of anticholinergic burden on prognosis may vary in presence of other conditions common in old age. We... more

Editorial

Grantsmanship: What? Who? How?

2 November 2018
Author(s): R. Michelle Sauer, Chiara Gabbi

In today's field of internal medicine, technology and publications are exponentially growing. Research efforts require time and resources—both of which are limited for most clinicians. Even if many... more

Letter to the Editor

Small, however significant differences in the definition of physical frailty, and sarcopenia

14 November 2018
Author(s): Ozlem Yilmaz, Basar Aykent, Gulistan Bahat

We read the study of Calvania et al. with great interest titled “BIOmarkers associated with Sarcopenia and PHysical frailty in EldeRly pErsons” (BIOSPHERE): Rationale, design and methods” [1]. In... more

Validation of giant cell arteritis diagnosis code in the French hospital electronic database

14 November 2018
Author(s): L. Caudrelier, G. Moulis, M. Lapeyre-Mestre, L. Sailler, G. Pugnet

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare form of large-vessel vasculitis which predominantly affects women over 50 years of age [1]. GCA usually involves granulomatous inflammation of the aorta and its... more

Original Article

Acutely decompensated heart failure with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Clinical characteristics and long-term survival

13 November 2018
Author(s): Domenico Scrutinio, Pietro Guida, Andrea Passantino, Enrico Ammirati, Fabrizio Oliva, Rocco Lagioia, Rosa Raimondo, Mario Venezia, Maria Frigerio

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is among the most common comorbidities in patients hospitalized with heart failure and is generally associated with poor outcomes. However, the results of... more

Patients with HFpEF and HFmrEF have different clinical characteristics in Turkey: A multicenter observational study

13 November 2018
Author(s): Bülent Özlek, Eda Özlek, Hicaz Zencirkıran Ağuş, Mehmet Tekinalp, Serkan Kahraman, Cem Çil, Oğuzhan Çelik, Özcan Başaran, Volkan Doğan, Bedri Caner Kaya, Ibrahim Rencüzoğulları, Altuğ Ösken, Lütfü Bekar, Mustafa Ozan Çakır, Yunus Çelik, Kadir Uğur Mert, Kadriye Memiç Sancar, Samet Sevinç, Gurbet Özge Mert, Murat Biteker

To determine and compare the demographic characteristics, clinical profile and management of patients with heart failure with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and heart failure with preserved... more

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

15 November 2018
Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne, Leonid Lazebnik, Soňa Kiňová, Evert- Jan de Kruijf, Radovan Hojs, Thomas Hanslik, Mine Durusu-Tanriover, Francesco Dentali, Xavier Corbella, Pietro Castellino, Monica Bivol, Stefano Bassetti, Vasco Barreto, Eduardo Montero Ruiz, Luis Campos, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)

With the increase of ageing population, rates of chronic diseases and complex medical conditions, the management of high-risk surgical patients is likely to become a great concern in most countries.... more