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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343839/musical-auditory-stimulus-acutely-influences-heart-rate-dynamic-responses-to-medication-in-subjects-with-well-controlled-hypertension
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Eli Carlos Martiniano, Milana Drumond Ramos Santana, Érico Luiz Damasceno Barros, Maria do Socorro da Silva, David Matthew Garner, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Vitor E Valenti
Music can improve the efficiency of medical treatment when correctly associated with drug action, reducing risk factors involving deteriorating cardiac function. We evaluated the effect of musical auditory stimulus associated with anti-hypertensive medication on heart rate (HR) autonomic control in hypertensive subjects. We evaluated 37 well-controlled hypertensive patients designated for anti-hypertensive medication. Heart rate variability (HRV) was calculated from the HR monitor recordings of two different, randomly sorted protocols (control and music) on two separate days...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343463/the-impact-of-mhealth-interventions-systematic-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Milena Soriano Marcolino, João Antonio Queiroz Oliveira, Marcelo D'Agostino, Antonio Luiz Ribeiro, Maria Beatriz Moreira Alkmim, David Novillo-Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Mobile phone usage has been rapidly increasing worldwide. mHealth could efficiently deliver high-quality health care, but the evidence supporting its current effectiveness is still mixed. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review of systematic reviews to assess the impact or effectiveness of mobile health (mHealth) interventions in different health conditions and in the processes of health care service delivery. METHODS: We used a common search strategy of five major scientific databases, restricting the search by publication date, language, and parameters in methodology and content...
January 17, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337985/increased-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-hypertension-and-type-2-diabetes-in-women-with-previous-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-target-group-in-general-practice-for-preventive-interventions-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Barbara Daly, Konstantinos A Toulis, Neil Thomas, Krishna Gokhale, James Martin, Jonathan Webber, Deepi Keerthy, Kate Jolly, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with developing type 2 diabetes, but very few studies have examined its effect on developing cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study utilizing a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. From 1 February 1990 to 15 May 2016, 9,118 women diagnosed with GDM were identified and randomly matched with 37,281 control women by age and timing of pregnancy (up to 3 months)...
January 2018: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330882/rate-of-cough-during-treatment-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-placebo-controlled-trials
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Davor Vukadinović, Aleksandra Nikolovska Vukadinović, Daniel Lavall, Ulrich Laufs, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Michael Böhm
Use of protective angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I) in patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is sometimes limited by incident coughing. In clinical trials cough occurred also on placebo. We performed a meta-analysis including randomized, placebo-controlled trials reporting cough on ACE-I in patients with CVD. We evaluated the attributable fraction of cough on ACE-I accounting rate on placebo: placebo-adjusted ACE-I (%) = (ACE-I (%) - Placebo (%))/ACE-I (%). 65,054 patients from 22 included studies were analyzed...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313363/effectiveness-acceptability-and-usefulness-of-mobile-applications-for-cardiovascular-disease-self-management-systematic-review-with-meta-synthesis-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-data
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Genevieve M Coorey, Lis Neubeck, John Mulley, Julie Redfern
Background Mobile technologies are innovative, scalable approaches to reducing risk of cardiovascular disease but evidence related to effectiveness and acceptability remains limited. We aimed to explore the effectiveness, acceptability and usefulness of mobile applications (apps) for cardiovascular disease self-management and risk factor control. Design Systematic review with meta-synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data. Methods Comprehensive search of multiple databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, SCOPUS and Cochrane CENTRAL) and grey literature...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300244/sympathetic-and-baroreflex-abnormalities-in-the-uncomplicated-prediabetic-state
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Raffaella Dell'Oro, Fosca Quarti Trevano, Pierluigi Gamba, Claudia Ciuffarella, Gino Seravalle, Giuseppe Mancia, Guido Grassi
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic abnormalities characterize overt diabetic state. However, how early is their appearance in the clinical course of the disease is unclear. METHODS: In 26 normotensive and normoweight prediabetic patients, aged 45.2 ± 3.2 years (mean ± SEM), we assessed efferent postganglionic muscle sympathetic nerve traffic (MSNA, microneurography), spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity, and a number of hemodynamic and metabolic variables, including homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) index...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297736/increased-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-1-in-the-nervous-system-is-sufficient-to-protect-against-autonomic-dysregulation-and-hypertension
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Rasna Sabharwal, Bianca N Mason, Adisa Kuburas, Francois M Abboud, Andrew F Russo, Mark W Chapleau
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) can cause migraines, yet it is also a potent vasodilator that protects against hypertension. Given the emerging role of CGRP-targeted antibodies for migraine prevention, an important question is whether the protective actions of CGRP are mediated by vascular or neural CGRP receptors. To address this, we have characterized the cardiovascular phenotype of transgenic nestin/hRAMP1 mice that have selective elevation of a CGRP receptor subunit in the nervous system, human receptor activity-modifying protein 1 (hRAMP1)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285538/carfilzomib-associated-cardiovascular-adverse-events-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Adam J Waxman, Suparna Clasen, Wei-Ting Hwang, Alfred Garfall, Dan T Vogl, Joseph Carver, Rupal O'Quinn, Adam D Cohen, Edward A Stadtmauer, Bonnie Ky, Brendan M Weiss
Importance: Cardiovascular adverse events (CVAE) with carfilzomib in patients with multiple myeloma can be potentially life-threatening and remain incompletely characterized. We performed the first systematic review and meta-analysis of carfilzomib-associated CVAE. Objective: To determine the incidence of carfilzomib-associated CVAE and to compare the rates of carfilzomib CVAE among different doses and companion therapies. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and clinicaltrials...
December 28, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285328/a-new-spiral-dental-implant-a-tool-for-oral-rehabilitation-of-difficult-cases
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I Balan, R Calcaterra, D Lauritano, E Grecchi, F Carinci
Spiral dental implant (SDI) is an implant with a conical internal helix that confers the characteristic of self-drilling, self-tapping, and self-bone condensing. These proprieties offer better control during insertion of SDI giving a high primary stabilization, even in poor quality bone. A shorter diameter of SDI results in reduced drilling during insertion and consequently less trauma and minimal bone loss. To address the research purpose, the investigators designed a retrospective cohort study. The study population was composed of 25 patients, 11 males and 14 females that have been treated by Dr...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284700/an-ngo-implemented-community-clinic-health-worker-approach-to-providing-long-term-care-for-hypertension-in-a-remote-region-of-southern-india
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Sujatha Sankaran, Prema S Ravi, Yichen Ethel Wu, Sharan Shanabogue, Sangeetha Ashok, Kaylan Agnew, Margaret C Fang, Raman A Khanna, Madhavi Dandu, James D Harrison
Poor blood pressure control results in tremendous morbidity and mortality in India where the leading cause of death among adults is from coronary heart disease. Despite having little formal education, community health workers (CHWs) are integral to successful public health interventions in India and other low- and middle-income countries that have a shortage of trained health professionals. Training CHWs to screen for and manage chronic hypertension, with support from trained clinicians, offers an excellent opportunity for effecting systemwide change in hypertension-related burden of disease...
December 28, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283072/onset-of-hypertension-in-leflunamide-treated-low-socioeconomic-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-an-unseen-iceberg
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Muhammad Ishaq, Salma Razzaque, Fadieleh Shohail, Ajeet Kumar, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of new-onset hypertension in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis taking leflunomide, in comparison with methotrexate in Asian setting. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Perspective case-control study was conducted in 2014 in a tertiary care hospital located in Karachi Pakistan. Adult patients having rheumatoid arthritis were randomly prescribed leflunomide or methotrexate. Patients having chronic hypertension, proteinuria and chronic kidney disease were excluded...
December 27, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281076/impaired-baroreflex-sensitivity-carotid-stiffness-and-exaggerated-exercise-blood-pressure-a-community-based-analysis-from-the-paris-prospective-study-iii
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James E Sharman, Pierre Boutouyrie, Marie-Cécile Perier, Frédérique Thomas, Catherine Guibout, Hakim Khettab, Bruno Pannier, Stéphane Laurent, Xavier Jouven, Jean-Philippe Empana
Aims: People with exaggerated exercise blood pressure (BP) have adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Mechanisms are unknown but could be explained through impaired neural baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and/or large artery stiffness. This study aimed to determine the associations of carotid BRS and carotid stiffness with exaggerated exercise BP. Methods and results: Blood pressure was recorded at rest and following an exercise step-test among 8976 adults aged 50 to 75 years from the Paris Prospective Study III...
December 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262488/-estimation-of-the-impact-of-risk-factors-control-on-non-communicable-diseases-mortality-life-expectancy-and-the-labor-force-lost-in-china-in-2030
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X Y Zeng, Y C Li, J M Liu, Y N Liu, S W Liu, J L Qi, M G Zhou
Objective: To estimate the impact of risk factors control on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) mortality, life expectancy and the numbers of labor force lost in China in 2030. Methods: We used the results of China from Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, according to the correlation between death of NCDs and exposure of risk factors and the comparative risk assessment theory, to calculate population attributable fraction (PAF) and disaggregate deaths of NCDs into parts attributable and un-attributable. We used proportional change model to project risk factors exposure and un-attributable deaths of NCDs in 2030, then to get deaths of NCDs in 2030...
December 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262410/association-between-plasma-homocysteine-and-microalbuminuria-in-untreated-patients-with-essential-hypertension-a-case-control-study
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Ze-Min Kuang, Ying Wang, Shu-Jun Feng, Long Jiang, Wen-Li Cheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Kidney function is critical for homocysteine (Hcy) clearance, and plasma Hcy levels are frequently increased in patients with renal failure. Microalbuminuria (MAU) is an important marker of early renal damage caused by hypertension. At present, there is insufficient evidence on the relationship between Hcy and microalbuminuria. METHODS: This is a 1: 2 matched, hospital-based case-control study. At initial visit, out of 1535 outpatients with no prior history of medication, 450 qualified subjects were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 15, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250231/laser-catheter-ablation-of-long-lasting-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-longterm-results
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Helmut Weber, Michaela Sagerer-Gerhardt, Armin Heinze
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a current therapeutic option but its efficacy for the treatment of long-lasting persistent AF (l-lpAF) remains suboptimal. We tested the laser method as an alternative for catheter ablation of l-lpAF by using an open-irrigated electrode laser mapping and ablation (ELMA) catheter. Laser ablation was attempted in 48 patients aged 50-81 years (69 ± 7.6 y, female = 28) with drug resistant (3.5 trials) l-lpAF (≥12 months). All of the patients had comorbidities: congestive heart failure NYHA II-III (100%), hypertension 29 (60%), coronary artery disease 19 (40%), and heart valve defect 17 (35%)...
August 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246398/doca-salt-hypertension-alters-period1-and-orexin-related-gene-expression-in-the-medulla-and-hypothalamus-of-male-rats-diurnal-influences
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M E Hernandez, J M Watkins, J Vu, L F Hayward
In peripheral tissues, aldosterone alters expression of multiple genes, including the clock gene Period 1 (Per1), 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase-2 (11-HSD2), and α-ENAC, the epithelial sodium channel subunit. We evaluated the impact of chronic aldosterone exposure (DOCA) and salt intake on nocturnal changes in gene expression in the male Sprague Dawley rat brain. Additionally, genes associated with the orexin (ORX) system were also evaluated based on the role of this neuropeptide in arousal, feeding and hypertension and an interconnection with Per1 expression...
December 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226114/comparison-the-effects-of-intraoperative-labetalol-and-lidocaine-on-postoperative-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-brain-surgeries
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Mohammadali Attari, Behrooz Ziai, Ahmad Raeisi
Background: Long-term anesthesia applied in some operations, especially in neurosurgical operations leads to unwanted complications. This study aimed to compare the effect of intraoperative labetalol and lidocaine injection on the rate of changes in postoperative blood pressure and heart beat in patients undergoing brain operation. Materials and Methods: This is a simple double-blind randomized clinical trial study conducted in Al-Zahra and Kashani Hospitals on 90 patients' candidate for craniotomy operation with the age range of 18-65 years, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≥13 before anesthesia, physical class of American Society of Anesthesiologists I, II, insensitivity to labetalol who were divided into two groups of 45 individuals in the random allocation method...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214526/high-intensity-interval-training-lowers-blood-pressure-and-improves-apelin-and-nox-plasma-levels-in-older-treated-hypertensive-individuals
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Mohammad Reza Izadi, Alireza Ghardashi Afousi, Maryam Asvadi Fard, Mohammad Ali Babaee Bigi
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Apelin levels and NO bioavailability are impaired in older hypertensive patients. Exercise is an effective intervention for treating hypertension. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of high-intensity interval training on blood pressure, apelin, and NOx plasma levels in older treated hypertensive individuals. Thirty treated hypertensive subjects (61.70 ± 5.78 years, 17 males, 13 females) were randomly divided into 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (n = 15) and control (n = 15)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211879/cross-country-comparisons-of-disability-and-morbidity-evidence-from-the-gateway-to-global-aging-data
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Jinkook Lee, Drystan Phillips, Jenny Wilkens, Sandy Chien, Yu-Chen Lin, Marco Angrisani, Eileen Crimmins, Anne Newman
Background: International comparisons of disease prevalence have been useful in understanding what proportion of disease might be preventable and in informing potential policy interventions in different cultural and economic contexts. Using newly available, harmonized data from 20 countries, we compare disability and morbidity of older adults between the ages of 55 and 74. Methods: The Gateway to Global Aging Data, a data and information portal, provides access to easy-to-use individual-level longitudinal data from 10 surveys covering over 30 countries...
December 4, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207983/protocol-for-project-impact-improving-millions-hearts-for-provider-and-community-transformation-a-quasi-experimental-evaluation-of-an-integrated-electronic-health-record-and-community-health-worker-intervention-study-to-improve-hypertension-management-among
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Priscilla M Lopez, Jennifer Zanowiak, Keith Goldfeld, Katarzyna Wyka, Ahmad Masoud, Susan Beane, Rashi Kumar, Phoebe Laughlin, Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Lorna Thorpe, Nadia Islam
BACKGROUND: The Million Hearts® initiative aims to prevent heart disease and stroke in the United States by mobilizing public and private sectors around a core set of objectives, with particular attention on improving blood pressure control. South Asians in particular have disproportionately high rates of hypertension and face numerous cultural, linguistic, and social barriers to accessing healthcare. Interventions utilizing Health information technology (HIT) and community health worker (CHW)-led patient coaching have each been demonstrated to be effective at advancing Million Hearts® goals, yet few studies have investigated the potential impact of integrating these strategies into a clinical-community linkage initiative...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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