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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348109/review-beyond-conventional-therapies-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-the-management-of-hypertension-an-evidence-based-review
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Ang Peng Wong, Yaman Walid Kassab, Abdul Latiff Mohamed, Amelah Mohammed Abdul Qader
Hypertension is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Worldwide, Hypertension is estimated to cause 7.5 million deaths, about 12.8% of the total of all deaths. This accounts for 57 million disability adjusted life years (DALYS) or 3.7% of total DALYS. This led WHO to set a target of 25% reduction in prevalence by 2025. To reach that, WHO has adopted non-conventional methods for the management of hypertension? Despite worldwide popularity of such non-conventional therapies, only small volume of evidence exists that supports its effectiveness...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334717/-the-ten-year-retrospect-of-nutrition-and-health-status-of-pregnant-women-in-china
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C X Dong, S A Yin
Improvement of the nutrition and health status of pregnant women should be one of the top priority strategies of improving the physical fitness of next generation and reserve of talented person for national sustainable development. This paper reviews the nutrition and health status of pregnant women in China over the recent ten years and discusses the underlying factors and changing trends. The most popular nutrition-related problem is dietary imbalance, and many micronutrient intakes are lower than the recommended dietary intakes or adequate intakes, and some of nutrient intakes are still at a very low level for a long time such as vitamin D and calcium...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305902/effects-of-oral-paricalcitol-therapy-on-arterial-stiffness-and-osteopontin-in-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-and-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Michalis Giakoumis, Costas Tsioufis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Makro Sonikian, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Eirini Andrikou, Theodoros Kalos, Dimitrios Konstantinidis, Konstantinos Filis, Dimitrios Petras, Dimitrios Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is linked to the progression of atherosclerosis, while activation of vitamin D receptor exerts favorable cardiovascular effects in patients with renal insufficiency. In this study, we investigated the effects of oral treatment with paricalcitol, a potent vitamin D receptor activator on arterial stiffness and osteopontin, a marker of atherosclerosis, in hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and secondary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: We followed up 29 treated hypertensive patients (mean age 74...
January 3, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284239/the-potential-impact-of-the-hypovitaminosis-d-on-metabolic-complications-in-obese-adolescents-preliminary-results
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Malgorzata Wojcik, Dominika Janus, Anna Kalicka-Kasperczyk, Krystyna Sztefko, Jerzy B Starzyk
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D deficiency is common in obesity; however, its contribution in the development of metabolic complications remains uncertain. The aim of the study was to examine the relationships between vitamin D status and metabolic complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The results of blood pressure measurements, biochemical tests and ultrasound of the liver were compared in both groups. The study was conducted at the Children's University Hospital in Krakow, Poland...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282129/dietary-patterns-plasma-vitamins-and-trans-fatty-acids-are-associated-with-peripheral-artery-disease
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Mohsen Mazidi, Nathan D Wong, Niki Katsiki, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Maciej Banach
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between dietary patterns (DP), plasma vitamins and trans fatty acids (TFAs) with the likelihood of peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data for the years 1999-2002 were used. PAD was diagnosed by ankle brachial index assessment. Plasma concentrations of vitamins were measured using high performance liquid chromatography. Vitamin D levels were measured by radioimmunoassay...
December 28, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248973/alteration-of-serum-immunoglobins-c-reactive-protein-vitamin-d-and-electrolyte%C3%A2-by-atenolol-and-amlodipine-in-stress-induced-hypertensive-rats
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Moayad Mustafa Hejazi, Ala Osman Bacha, Mohammed Kaleemuddin, Fahad A Al-Abassi, Abdulbasit I Al-Alsieni, Imran Kazmi, Firoz Anwar
The present study is designed for the assessment of various pathological changes like immunoglobins, C-reactive protein, vitamin D, sodium, potassium, calcium in stress-induced hypertensive rats. Albino Wistar rats of sex male were grouped into six. Each group consists of six animals. Groups were Group I (normal control), Group II (disease control), Group III (amlodipine control), Group IV (atenolol control), Group V (amlodipine treatment), and Group VI (atenolol treatment). Group II, V, and VI animals exposed to regular stress by placing them in cages individually and giving foot electric shocks (1 mA, 50 ms duration with 0...
December 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227024/blood-biomarkers-as-predictors-of-long-term-mortality-in-copd
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Angelico Mendy, Erick Forno, Theophile Niyonsenga, Janvier Gasana
BACKGROUND: Blood biomarkers are easily accessible and might reflect chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) activity. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether a panel of blood biomarkers [C-reactive protein (CRP), neutrophils, eosinophils, albumin and vitamin D] could predict mortality in COPD. METHODS: We analyzed data from 431 COPD participants to the 2007-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys who were followed for a median time of 36 months...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225576/vitamin-d-enhances-efficacy-of-oral-nifedipine-in-treating-preeclampsia-with-severe-features-a-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-and-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dan-Dan Shi, Yong Wang, Jun-Jun Guo, Ling Zhou, Na Wang
Vitamin D (VD) has exhibited immunomodulatory role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. We hypothesize VD potentiate nifedipine treatment for preeclampsia by shortened the time to control blood pressure and prolong time before subsequent hypertensive crisis. We conduct a randomized trial of 683 primigravid women with preeclampsia, who were assigned to different treatment groups, either nifedipine+placebo or nifedipine+VD orally, by random after screening. Primary endpoints include time to control hypertension and time before another hypertensive crisis...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214886/clinical-and-molecular-aspects-of-lead-toxicity-an-update
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Prasenjit Mitra, Shailja Sharma, Purvi Purohit, Praveen Sharma
Lead toxicity is a major public health issue in developed and developing countries. Both acute and chronic lead exposure has the potential to cause many deleterious systematic effects including hypertension, frank anemia, cognitive deficits, infertility, immune imbalances, delayed skeletal and deciduous dental development, vitamin D deficiency, and gastrointestinal effects. The underlying mechanisms for all these systemic effects have not been elucidated completely. However, the most plausible cause is free radical damage...
November 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204902/diet-and-risk-of-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Courtney Dow, Francesca Mancini, Kalina Rajaobelina, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Beverley Balkau, Fabrice Bonnet, Guy Fagherazzi
Diabetic retinopathy is a microvascular complication of diabetes that threatens all individuals with diabetes, leading to vision loss or blindness if left untreated. It is frequently associated with diabetic macular edema, which can occur at any point during the development of diabetic retinopathy. The key factors known to lead to its development include hyperglycemia, hypertension, and the duration of diabetes. Though the diet is important in the development of diabetes, its role in diabetic retinopathy has not been clearly identified...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204757/prevalence-of-comorbidities-and-evaluation-of-screening-in-chinese-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
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Yutong Jiang, Pingping Zhang, Liudan Tu, Qing Lv, Jun Qi, Zhiming Lin, Zetao Liao, Shuangyan Cao, Jieruo Gu
The aim of the study was to determine whether the presence of spondyloarthritis (SpA) is associated with particular comorbidities and evaluate the prevalence of comorbidities, risk factors, and monitoring status in China. Three hundred forty-six patients fulfilling ASAS criteria for SpA were recruited from the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. The prevalence of comorbidities and percentage of patients optimally monitored for comorbidities were calculated. The most frequent comorbidities were osteoporosis (31...
December 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176783/association-of-parathyroid-hormone-and-vitamin-d-with-untreated-hypertension-is-it-different-in-white-coat-or-sustained-hypertension
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Ferit Akgül, Alper Serçelik, Hakan Çetin, Turgay Erten
BACKGROUND: Previous reports about the relationship between a high parathyroid hormone (PTH) and low vitamin D levels with blood pressure in different hypertension groups are conflicting. OBJECTIVE: We studied serum PTH and vitamin D levels in white-coat (WCHT) and sustained hypertension (SHT) patients who had not been on antihypertensive treatment. We also investigated the association between serum PTH and vitamin D levels with respect to blood pressure in SHT and WCHT patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169714/-idiopathic-nephrotic-syndrome
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O Boyer, V Baudouin, E Bérard, C Dossier, V Audard, V Guigonis, I Vrillon
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is defined by massive proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia, with resulting hyperlipidemia and edema. The most common cause of NS in children is idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS), also called nephrosis. Its annual incidence has been estimated to 1-4 per 100,000 children and varies with age, race, and geography. Many agents or conditions have been reported to be associated with INS such as infectious diseases, drugs, allergy, vaccinations, and malignancies. The disease may occur during the 1st year of life, but it usually starts between the ages of 2 and 7 years...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158563/vitamin-d-missing-link-between-hypertension-and-muscle-mass
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Maja Baretić, Martina Matovinović, Tea Vukić, Darjan Ranilović
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November 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135923/the-association-between-serum-25-oh-d-status-and-blood-pressure-in-participants-of-a-community-based-program-taking-vitamin-d-supplements
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Naghmeh Mirhosseini, Hassanali Vatanparast, Samantha M Kimball
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for hypertension. METHODS: We assessed 8155 participants in a community-based program to investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status and blood pressure (BP) and the influence of vitamin D supplementation on hypertension. Participants were provided vitamin D supplements to reach a target serum 25(OH)D > 100 nmol/L. A nested case-control study was conducted to examine the effect of achieving physiological vitamin D status in those who were hypertensive and not taking BP-lowering medication, and hypertensive participants that initiated BP-lowering medication after program entry...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133192/maternal-micronutrients-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-gene-expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-markers-in-pregnancy-induced-hypertension-rats
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Nisha Kemse, Deepali Sundrani, Anvita Kale, Sadhana Joshi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Preeclampsia is a disorder of pregnancy and is associated with inflammation and altered angiogenesis. The present study examines the effect of micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (individual, as well as combined) on genes involved in inflammation and angiogenesis, as well as global DNA methylation levels in a pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) rat model. METHODS: Pregnant Wistar rats were randomly assigned to six dietary groups: control, PIH (Pregnancy induced hypertension) Induced; PIH Induced with micronutrient supplements with vitamin B12 (PIHB), folate (PIHF), omega-3 fatty acid (PIHO), and combined supplementation (PIHC) (micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids)...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124703/vitamin-d-cardiovascular-disease-and-risk-factors
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Tea Skaaby, Betina H Thuesen, Allan Linneberg
Observational studies have suggested a possible protective role of vitamin D on the cardiovascular system. The available evidence does not support either cardiovascular benefits or harms of vitamin D supplementation. This chapter provides an overview and discussion of the current knowledge of vitamin D effects from a cardiovascular health perspective. It focuses on vitamin D in relation to cardiovascular disease, i.e. ischemic heart disease, and stroke; the traditional cardiovascular risk factors hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, obesity; and the emerging risk factors hyperparathyroidism, microalbuminuria, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122812/nebivolol-but-not-metoprolol-treatment-improves-endothelial-fibrinolytic-capacity-in-adults-with-elevated-blood-pressure
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Brian L Stauffer, Caitlin A Dow, Kyle J Diehl, Tyler D Bammert, Jared J Greiner, Christopher A DeSouza
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial fibrinolytic function is impaired in adults with prehypertension and hypertension and plays a mechanistic role in the development of atherothrombotic events. The influence of β-blockers on endothelial fibrinolysis is unknown. This study compared the effects of chronic nebivolol and metoprolol treatment on endothelial tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) release in adults with elevated blood pressure (BP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-four middle-aged adults (36% women) with elevated BP completed a 3-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial comparing nebivolol (5 mg/d), metoprolol succinate (100 mg/d), and placebo...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114197/low-levels-of-vitamin-d-an-emerging-risk-for-cardiovascular-diseases-a-review
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REVIEW
Farrukh Majeed
Sunlight is regarded among greatest gifts that are presented in abundance to the human beings from the God. Sunlight is also a rich source of Vitamin D (Vit D) that prevents us from numerous ailments such as autoimmune disorders, various types of cancer, and the above all cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Evident from recent research that Vit D deficiency may be the cause for hypertension, cardiac autonomic imbalance, vascular endothelial dysfunction, metabolic syndrome, and even diabetes. Concurrently, many studies present research outcomes that are contradictory to earlier results and also raised a concern not for general public but also among their treating physicians...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102596/assessment-of-novel-cardiovascular-biomarkers-in-women-with-a-history-of-recurrent-miscarriage
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M M Wagner, J W Jukema, W Hermes, S le Cessie, C J M de Groot, J A Bakker, J M M van Lith, K W M Bloemenkamp
OBJECTIVES: A history of recurrent miscarriage is associated with future cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to determine novel cardiovascular biomarkers in women with a history of recurrent miscarriage as this might lead to a better understanding of the association. STUDY DESIGN: Women who visited the recurrent miscarriage clinic at Leiden University Medical Centre (between 2000 and 2010), and had three consecutive miscarriages ≤30 years were invited to participate in this follow-up study (between 2012 and 2014)...
October 28, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
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