Christopher deFilippi

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BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin T is independently associated with cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Serum levels of high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-TnT) reflect subclinical myocardial injury in ambulatory patients. We sought to determine the distribution and predictors of hs-TnT in CKD patients without(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We aim to prospectively validate the diagnostic accuracy of the recently developed 0-h/1-h algorithm, using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) for the early rule-out and rule-in of acute myocardial infarction. METHODS We enrolled patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction and recent (<6 hours) onset of(More)
Heart failure (HF) prevalence is increasing and is among the most costly diseases to society. Early detection of HF would provide the means to test lifestyle and pharmacologic interventions that may slow disease progression and improve patient outcomes. This study used structured and unstructured data from electronic health records (EHR) to predict onset of(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble ST2 (sST2), a marker of myocyte stretch and fibrosis, has prognostic value in many cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that sST2 levels are associated with incident heart failure (HF), including subtypes of preserved (HFpEF) and reduced (HFrEF) ejection fraction, and cardiovascular death. METHODS AND RESULTS Baseline serum sST2 was(More)
N atriuretic peptides have established indications for the diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure in patients presenting with dyspnea, and for prognosis in patients with an established diagnosis of heart failure (American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association stage C heart failure). 1 Furthermore, there is increasing evidence to suggest(More)
Food administration is followed by the appearance of a small intestinal pattern of irregular contractions. Studies on the relationship between intestinal motor activity, transit and absorption have yielded contradictory results. Since previous studies have shown that casein and casein hydrolysate led to a decrease of small intestinal motor activity and(More)
The effects of trimebutine and domperidone, on the electrical and motor activity of the upper small bowel in dogs, were studied simultaneously by means of a suction electrode and a manometric catheter. Trimebutine, given during phases I and II of the migratory motor complex, was followed by a period of regular spike potentials and contractions; the(More)
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