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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425438/mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-in-peripheral-blood-cell-and-hypertension-risk-among-mining-workers-a-case-control-study-in-chinese-coal-miners
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L Lei, J Guo, X Shi, G Zhang, H Kang, C Sun, J Huang, T Wang
Alteration of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number, which reflects oxidant-induced cell damage, has been observed in a wide range of human diseases. However, whether it correlates with hypertension has not been elucidated. We aimed to explore the association between mtDNA copy number and the risk of hypertension in Chinese coal miners. A case-control study was performed with 378 hypertension patients and 325 healthy controls in a large coal mining group located in North China. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained staffs with necessary medical knowledge...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425437/are-genetic-polymorphisms-in-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-associated-with-essential-hypertension-evidence-from-genome-wide-association-studies
#2
REVIEW
L-D Ji, J-Y Li, B-B Yao, X-B Cai, Q-J Shen, J Xu
In candidate gene era, dozens of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have been reported to be significantly associated with hypertension. However, the unbiased genome-wide association studies (GWAS) rarely identified the SNPs within RAAS were associated with hypertension or blood pressure (BP) traits. In order to figure out whether genetic polymorphisms of RAAS are really associated with hypertension, we systemically searched the GWAS Catalogue and identified all the known RAAS genes and relevant diseases/traits...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406234/recommended-standards-for-assessing-blood-pressure-in-human-research-where-blood-pressure-or-hypertension-is-a-major-focus
#3
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406233/changes-in-prevalence-awareness-treatment-and-control-of-hypertension-in-disadvantaged-french-caribbean-populations-2003-to-2014
#4
P Carrère, N Halbert, S Lamy, J Inamo, A Atallah, T Lang
In 2003, the PHDG (Prevalence of Hypertension among Disadvantaged Guadeloupeans) study highlighted poor management of hypertension in an unemployed French Caribbean population. New processes of health-care coordination and a pay-for-performance system have since been developed. We aimed to assess changes in hypertension characteristics in disadvantaged French Caribbean populations in the last 10 years. Using PHDG 2003 data, in 2014 we undertook a cross-sectional study with identical methods. The source population comprised all Guadeloupeans having undergone periodic heath checks offered by the Social Security insurance at these dates...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382960/performance-of-blood-pressure-to-height-ratio-as-a-screening-tool-for-elevated-blood-pressure-in-rural-children-ellisras-longitudinal-study
#5
M D Sekgala, K D Monyeki, M A Mogale, N E Ramoshaba
There are complications in diagnosing hypertension in children and adolescents due to variation of blood pressure (BP) values to age, gender and height. This study was aimed at assessing whether the performance of BP-to-height ratio (BPHR) can be an effective tool for screening prehypertension and hypertension in Ellisras Longitudinal Study (ELS) children aged between 6 and 17 years. A number of the 9002 children aged 6-17 years who were part of the ELS underwent height and BP measurements using standard procedures...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382959/treatment-of-primary-aldosteronism-is-associated-with-a-reduction-in-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#6
M J Wolley, E Pimenta, D Calhoun, R D Gordon, D Cowley, M Stowasser
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is known to commonly co-exist with primary aldosteronism (PA), but it is unknown if treatment of PA improves sleep apnoea parameters in these patients. We therefore aimed to determine whether specific medical or surgical treatment of PA improves OSA, as measured by the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI). We recruited patients undergoing diagnostic workup for PA if they had symptoms suggestive of OSA. Patients with confirmed PA underwent polysomnography (PSG) at baseline and again at least 3 months after specific treatment for PA...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382958/role-of-nebivolol-in-the-control-and-management-of-central-aortic-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
#7
REVIEW
C Borghi, M C Acelajado, Y Gupta, S Jain
Measurement of blood pressure (BP) using a brachial cuff sphygmomanometer is universally accepted for the diagnosis of hypertension and prediction of cardiovascular diseases. However, brachial systolic BP does not represent actual systolic BP in the central arteries which encounter cardiac load directly. Due to wave amplification from central to peripheral arteries, a significant difference exists between the two. Central BP measurements also account for arterial stiffness, vessel branching and vascular mechanics, unlike brachial BP...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382957/prevalence-and-reproducibility-of-differences-between-home-and-ambulatory-blood-pressure-and-their-relation-with-hypertensive-organ-damage
#8
K Gazzola, M Cammenga, N V van der Hoeven, G A van Montfrans, B J H van den Born
Home and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) better predict cardiovascular disease than office BP, but are not interchangeable. We hypothesised that home BP may be higher than office BP because of anticipatory reactions to self-measurement and studied prevalence and reproducibility of incremental differences between home and daytime ambulatory BP and their relation with hypertensive organ damage. A total of 176 participants (mean age 57.1±12.8 years, 43.2% female) measured their BP for 2 weeks and received a 24-h ambulatory BP in between...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382956/association-between-high-birth-weight-and-hypertension-in-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study-in-china
#9
Y H Dong, Z Y Zou, Z P Yang, Z H Wang, J Jing, J Y Luo, X Zhang, C Y Luo, H Wang, H P Zhao, D H Pan, J Ma
This study aims to examine the relationship between high birth weight (HBW) and blood pressure and assess whether HBW leads to increased hypertension during childhood and adolescence. All the participants aged 6-18 years with HBW were selected from a cross-sectional study from seven provinces in China. Nine thousand nine hundred and sixty-two children were randomly sampled with matched data. Basic information of students was collected with a standardized student and guardian questionnaire. High blood pressure was defined according to sex-, age- and height-specific references...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357998/incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-its-risk-prediction-model-based-on-a-prospective-urban-han-chinese-cohort
#10
L Ding, J Li, C Wang, X Li, Q Su, G Zhang, F Xue
Prediction models of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been developed; however, there was no AF prediction model validated in Chinese population. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the incidence of AF in urban Han Chinese health check-up population, as well as to develop AF prediction models using behavioral, anthropometric, biochemical, electrocardiogram (ECG) markers, as well as visit-to-visit variability (VVV) in blood pressures available in the routine health check-up. A total of 33 186 participants aged 45-85 years and free of AF at baseline were included in this cohort, to follow up for incident AF with an annually routine health check-up...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332512/a-lack-of-day-by-day-variability-in-blood-pressure-in-a-cushing-s-disease-patient
#11
K Eguchi, H Kurita, E Matsumoto, M Hashimoto, K Kario
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332511/risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-after-discontinuation-of-antihypertensive-agents-a-case-control-study
#12
F F Alharbi, P C Souverein, M C de Groot, A H Maitland-van der Zee, A de Boer, O H Klungel
We performed a nested case-control study in a cohort of antihypertensive drug users to assess the association between discontinuation of different antihypertensive agents and the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Cases and controls were drawn from the Utrecht Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics database. Patients who were hospitalised for their first AMI were considered cases and controls were not hospitalised for AMI. Antihypertensive users were defined as current users if the index date (date of AMI) fell within the prescribed duration or as discontinuers if this date fell outside the prescribed duration...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332510/recent-advances-in-understanding-hypertension-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
#13
REVIEW
A E Schutte, S Botha, C M T Fourie, L F Gafane-Matemane, R Kruger, L Lammertyn, L Malan, C M C Mels, R Schutte, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, L J Ware, H W Huisman
Consistent reports indicate that hypertension is a particularly common finding in black populations. Hypertension occurs at younger ages and is often more severe in terms of blood pressure levels and organ damage than in whites, resulting in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. This review provides an outline of recent advances in the pathophysiological understanding of blood pressure elevation and the consequences thereof in black populations in Africa. This is set against the backdrop of populations undergoing demanding and rapid demographic transition, where infection with the human immunodeficiency virus predominates, and where under and over-nutrition coexist...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332509/the-hypertension-diabetes-and-chronic-kidney-disease-triangle-in-arab-countries
#14
I Abraham, S Kurdi, K MacDonald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332508/prolactin-as-a-predictor-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-arterial-stiffness-progression-in-menopause
#15
G Georgiopoulos, I Lambrinoudaki, F Athanasouli, E Armeni, A Koliviras, A Augoulea, D Rizos, C Papamichael, A Protogerou, K Stellos, K Stamatelopoulos
Postmenopausal women are at increased risk for progression of arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Recent cross-sectional evidence suggests that high normal circulating prolactin levels may accelerate vascular ageing in menopause. Postmenopausal women (n=201) were consecutively recruited from a Menopause Clinic and re-evaluated in at least one follow-up visit within the next 3 years. Baseline circulating prolactin levels were measured while both baseline and follow-up vascular and biochemical measurements were performed...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332507/blood-pressure-trajectories-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-mortality-the-rancho-bernardo-study
#16
S M A J Tielemans, J M Geleijnse, G A Laughlin, H C Boshuizen, E Barrett-Connor, D Kromhout
The added value of blood pressure (BP) trajectories for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently unknown. We investigated the association of systolic BP (SBP) trajectories with CVD and all-cause mortality and compared these associations with those of average SBP, taking antihypertensive medication into account. Data from 762 participants of the Rancho Bernardo Study were used. SBP from five examinations (maximum) from 1984 to 2002 was used; mortality data were obtained from 2002 to 2013. SBP trajectories were derived using group-based trajectory modelling...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332506/effectiveness-of-home-blood-pressure-telemonitoring-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-studies
#17
REVIEW
Y Duan, Z Xie, F Dong, Z Wu, Z Lin, N Sun, J Xu
To summarise evidence about the effectiveness of home blood pressure telemonitoring (HBPT) and identify the key components of intervention. We comprehensively searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for relevant studies. The authors were contacted for additional information. Two authors independently extracted the data and assessed the risk of bias. 46 randomised controlled trials including a total of 13 875 cases were identified. Compared with usual care, HBPT improved office systolic blood pressure (BP) and diastolic BP by 3...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300071/hypomethylation-of-interleukin-6-il-6-gene-increases-the-risk-of-essential-hypertension-a-matched-case-control-study
#18
S-Q Mao, J-H Sun, T-L Gu, F-B Zhu, F-Y Yin, L-N Zhang
Essential hypertension (EH) is a chronic disease with clear epigenetic component. Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction have a great role in the development of persistent blood pressure elevation. The aim of this study was to explore an association between EH and DNA methylation in pro-inflammation cytokine gene interleukin-6 (IL-6) during the inflammatory process. We performed methylation analysis of peripheral blood DNA using bisulphite pyrosequencing technology between 96 EH patients and 96 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300070/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-overweight-status-of-their-children
#19
S Zhang, L Wang, J Leng, H Liu, W Li, T Zhang, N Li, W Li, H Tian, A A Baccarelli, L Hou, G Hu
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) as a group of medical complications in pregnancy are believed to be associated with an increased risk of poor fetal growth, but the influence on offspring's body composition is not clear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between maternal HDP and overweight status in the offspring of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A cross-sectional study among 1263 GDM mother-child pairs was performed in Tianjin, China. General linear models and logistic regression models were used to assess the associations of maternal hypertension in pregnancy with anthropometry and overweight status in the offspring from birth to 1-5 years old...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276424/-11-c-metomidate-pet-ct-scanning-can-identify-aldosterone-producing-adenomas-after-unsuccessful-lateralisation-with-ct-mri-and-adrenal-venous-sampling
#20
J Ouyang, R Hardy, M Brown, T Helliwell, M Gurnell, D J Cuthbertson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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