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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202840/soluble-vascular-cell-adhesion-molecules-may-be-protective-of-future-cardiovascular-disease-risk-findings-from-the-prevend-prospective-cohort-study
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Setor K Kunutsor, Stephan J L Bakker, Robin P F Dullaart
AIM: Soluble cell adhesion molecules, such as vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), intercellular adhesion molecule-1, E-selectin, and P-selectin, have been suggested to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, the nature and magnitude of the association between VCAM-1 and CVD risk is uncertain. We aimed to assess the association of VCAM-1 with CVD risk and determine its potential utility for CVD risk prediction. METHODS: VCAM-1 concentrations were measured at baseline in the PREVEND prospective study of 2,638 participants...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202852/association-of-serum-uric-acid-levels-with-leg-ischemia-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-after-treatment
#2
Yoko Sotoda, Shigeki Hirooka, Hiroyuki Orita, Ichiro Wakabayashi
AIM: We investigated the relationships of serum uric acid levels with the progression of atherosclerosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after treatment. METHODS: Subjects were male patients diagnosed with PAD. Atherosclerosis at the common carotid artery was evaluated based on its intima-media thickness (IMT). Leg arterial flow was evaluated by measuring ankle-brachial index (ABI) and exercise-induced decrease in ABI. RESULTS: Among various risk factors including age, blood pressure, adiposity, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and blood lipid, blood glucose, uric acid, fibrinogen and C-reactive protein levels, only uric acid levels showed significant correlations with ABI [Pearson's correlation coefficient, -0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179607/half-a-century-tales-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-fh-in-japan
#3
Hiroshi Mabuchi
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a disease characterized by a triad: elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, tendon xanthomas, and premature coronary heart disease. Thus, it can be considered as a model disease for hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). For the diagnosis of hetero-FH, the detection of Achilles tendon xanthomas by palpation or on X-ray is an indispensable diagnostic skill in clinical lipidology. To prevent the under-diagnosis and under-treatment of FH, the diagnostic criteria should be more convenient and user-friendly...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179606/carotid-plaque-score-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-mortality-in-the-oldest-old-results-from-the-tooth-study
#4
Takumi Hirata, Yasumichi Arai, Michiyo Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Kiyoshi Ohkuma, Toru Takebayashi
AIM: Accumulating evidence suggests that predictability of traditional cardiovascular risk factors declines with advancing age. We investigated whether carotid plaque scores (CPSs) were associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) death in the oldest old, and whether asymmetrical dimethylarginine (ADMA), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, moderated the association between the CPS and CVD death. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of Japanese subjects aged ≥85 years without CVD at baseline...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154305/efficacy-and-safety-of-lomitapide-in-japanese-patients-with-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#5
Mariko Harada-Shiba, Katsunori Ikewaki, Atsushi Nohara, Yoshihiko Otsubo, Koji Yanagi, Masayuki Yoshida, Qing Chang, Pamela Foulds
AIM: There is an unmet need in Japan for more optimal lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) for patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) who respond inadequately to available drug therapies and/or apheresis, to achieve goals of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction by 50% or to <100 mg/dL. METHODS: In this study, Japanese patients with HoFH on stable LLT and diet were treated with lomitapide, initiated at 5 mg/day and escalated to maximum tolerated dose (up to 60 mg/day) over 14 weeks...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154244/fetuin-a-as-an-alternative-marker-for-insulin-resistance-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-prepubertal-children
#6
Young Suk Shim, Min Jae Kang, Yeon Jeong Oh, Joon Woo Baek, Seung Yang, Il Tae Hwang
AIM: Fetuin-A plays a role in insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. This study aims to determine the relationship between fetuin-A levels and cardiometabolic risk factors, as well as to investigate the effect of serum fetuin-A on insulin resistance indices to determine whether fetuin-A is an additional marker for insulin resistance in prepubertal children. METHODS: A total of 99 prepubertal Korean children (59 males) aged from 6.0 to 10.0 years was included in this study...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123143/sex-differences-in-the-association-between-traditional-vascular-risk-factors-and-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-taiwan
#7
Gen-Min Lin, Yuichiro Yano, Satoshi Hoshide
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123142/investigation-of-metabolic-factors-associated-with-egfr-decline-over-1-year-in-a-japanese-population-without-ckd
#8
Kaori Hayashi, Michiyo Takayama, Takayuki Abe, Takeshi Kanda, Hiroshi Hirose, Ryoko Shimizu-Hirota, Eisuke Shiomi, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroshi Itoh
AIM: Early intervention before the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular complications. This study evaluated the correlation between metabolic and lifestyle-related factors and the decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over 1 year in a Japanese population without CKD. METHODS: Subjects who received two consecutive annual health checkups from 2013 to 2015 were involved...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123148/plasma-omentin-1-level-as-a-predictor-of-good-coronary-collateral-circulation
#9
Ji-Peng Zhou, Xiao-Yu Tong, Ling-Ping Zhu, Jing-Min Luo, Ying Luo, Yong-Ping Bai, Chuan-Chang Li, Guo-Gang Zhang
AIM: Coronary collateral circulation (CCC) is crucial during an acute ischemic attack. Evidences showed that omentin-1 exhibited remarkable antiatherogenic effects and ischemia-induced revascularization. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma omentin-1 levels and CCC in patients with ≥90% angiography-proven coronary occlusion. METHODS: 142 patients with ≥90% luminal diameter stenosis in at least one major epicardial coronary artery were recruited...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100878/should-aortic-valve-calcification-be-checked-before-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#10
Shuichiro Kaji
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100881/transporters-for-the-intestinal-absorption-of-cholesterol-vitamin-e-and-vitamin-k
#11
Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Ryoya Kurauchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Toko Komine, Hiroshi Suzuki
Humans cannot synthesize fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin K. For this reason, they must be obtained from the diet via intestinal absorption. As the deficiency or excess of these vitamins has been reported to cause several types of diseases and disorders in humans, the intestinal absorption of these nutrients must be properly regulated to ensure good health. However, the mechanism of their intestinal absorption remains poorly understood. Recent studies on cholesterol using genome-edited mice, genome-wide association approaches, gene mutation analyses, and the development of cholesterol absorption inhibitors have revealed that several membrane proteins play crucial roles in the intestinal absorption of cholesterol...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100880/significant-association-of-serum-adiponectin-and-creatine-kinase-mb-levels-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#12
Tomoaki Natsukawa, Norikazu Maeda, Shiro Fukuda, Masaya Yamaoka, Yuya Fujishima, Hirofumi Nagao, Fumi Sato, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Hirotaka Sawano, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Tohru Funahashi, Tatsuro Kai, Iichiro Shimomura
AIMS: Adiponectin, an adipocyte-specific secretory protein, abundantly exists in the blood stream while its concentration paradoxically decreases in obesity. Hypoadiponectinemia is one of risks of cardiovascular diseases. However, impact of serum adiponectin concentration on acute ischemic myocardial damages has not been fully clarified. The present study investigated the association of serum adiponectin and creatine kinase (CK)-MB levels in subjects with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025448/cholesterol-levels-of-six-fractionated-serum-lipoproteins-and-its-relevance-to-coronary-heart-disease-risk-scores
#13
Daisuke Manita, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yuji Hirowatari
AIM: Evaluation of serum lipoprotein profiles including triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoprotein, that is, intermediate-density lipoprotein (IDL), very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), and chylomicron (CM) remnant is important to manage coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. The purpose of this study was to investigate CHD or cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk scores with cholesterol levels of six fractionated lipoprotein classes {high-density lipoprotein [HDL], low-density lipoprotein [LDL], IDL, VLDL, CM including CM remnant, and lipoprotein (a) [Lp (a)]} in Japanese healthy men...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980243/analysis-of-serum-cholesterol-efflux-capacity-in-a-minipig-model-of-nonischemic-heart-failure
#14
Federico Bigazzi, Maria Pia Adorni, Mariarita Puntoni, Francesco Sbrana, Vincenzo Lionetti, Beatrice Dal Pino, Elda Favari, Fabio A Recchia, Franco Bernini, Tiziana Sampietro
AIM: Circulating levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are decreased in patients with heart failure (HF). We tested whether HDL-C serum levels are associated with cardiac contractile dysfunction in a minipig HF model. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 13 adult male minipigs: 1) before pacemaker implantation, 2) 10 days after surgery, and 3) 3 weeks after high-rate LV pacing. Serum cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC), an index of HDL functionality, was assessed through four mechanisms: ATP Binding Cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), ATP Binding Cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1), Scavenger Receptor-Class B Type I (SR-BI) and Passive Diffusion (PD)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980241/therapeutic-strategies-to-attenuate-hemorrhagic-transformation-after-tissue-plasminogen-activator-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#15
Masato Kanazawa, Tetsuya Takahashi, Masatoyo Nishizawa, Takayoshi Shimohata
This review focuses on the mechanisms and emerging concepts of stroke and therapeutic strategies for attenuating hemorrhagic transformation (HT) after tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The therapeutic time window for tPA treatment has been extended. However, the patients who are eligible for tPA treatment are still <5% of all patients with AIS. The risk of serious or fatal symptomatic hemorrhage increases with delayed initiation of treatment. HT is thought to be caused by 1) ischemia/reperfusion injury; 2) the toxicity of tPA itself; 3) inflammation; and/or 4) remodeling factor-mediated effects...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928097/intestinal-immunity-and-gut-microbiota-in-atherogenesis
#16
Tomoya Yamashita
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Interventions targeting the inflammatory process could provide new strategies for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Previously, we have reported that oral administration of anti-CD3 antibodies, or active vitamin D3, reduced atherosclerosis in mice via recruiting regulatory T cells and tolerogenic dendritic cells to the gut-associated lymphoid tissues. From this, it is reasonable to propose that the intestine could be a novel therapeutic target for prevention of atherosclerotic CVD...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904029/coronary-artery-calcium-and-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-plaque-clinical-use-in-need-of-clarification
#17
Maryam Zaid, Akira Fujiyoshi, Aya Kadota, Robert D Abbott, Katsuyuki Miura
Atherosclerosis begins in early life and has a long latent period prior to onset of clinical disease. Measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, therefore, may have important implications for research and clinical practice of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). In this review, we focus on coronary artery calcium (CAC) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and plaque as many population-based studies have investigated these measures due to their non-invasive features and ease of administration...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904028/prognostic-value-of-eosinophil-to-leukocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#18
Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Toru Morita, Daisuke Hotta, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka
AIM: Leukocyte profile has been related to clinical outcome in patients with ST-segment elevation (STE) myocardial infarction (MI). However, whether eosinophil to leukocyte ratio (ELR) predicts clinical outcome in patients who have undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unclear. Therefore, we examined the prognostic value of ELR in this patient population. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 331 consecutive patients who underwent primary PCI for STEMI between January 2009 and March 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904027/retinal-vascular-changes-and-prospective-risk-of-disabling-dementia-the-circulatory-risk-in-communities-study-circs
#19
Hiroshige Jinnouchi, Akihiko Kitamura, Kazumasa Yamagishi, Masahiko Kiyama, Hironori Imano, Takeo Okada, Renzhe Cui, Mitsumasa Umesawa, Isao Muraki, Mina Hayama-Terada, Ryo Kawasaki, Tomoko Sankai, Tetsuya Ohira, Hiroyasu Iso
AIM: To investigate the association of retinal vascular changes with a risk of dementia in longitudinal population-based study. METHODS: We performed a nested case-control study of 3,718 persons, aged 40-89 years, enrolled between 1983 and 2004. Retinal vascular changes were observed in 351 cases with disabling dementia (average period before the onset, 11.2 years) and in 702 controls matched for sex, age, and baseline year. Incidence of disabling dementia was defined as individuals who received cares for disabilities including dementia-related symptoms and/or behavioral disturbance...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904026/inverse-relationship-between-sleep-duration-and-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-in-children
#20
Noriteru Morita, Isao Kambayashi, Tomoyasu Okuda, Shiro Oda, Shingo Takada, Toshihiro Nakajima, Noriyuki Shide, Hisashi Shinkaiya, Koichi Okita
AIM: Poor sleep has been shown to be associated with the development of cardiovascular risk factors, such as obesity, in both adults and children. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between sleep duration and arterial stiffness indices in Japanese children and early adolescents. METHODS: The data on 102 students (56 males, 46 females; mean age, 11.9±1.8 years) were analyzed. As non-invasive arterial stiffness parameters, the cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) and heart-ankle pulse wave velocity (haPWV) were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
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