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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541544/hemoglobin-glycation-index-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-diseases-in-people-with-impaired-glucose-metabolism
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Chang Ho Ahn, Se Hee Min, Dong-Wha Lee, Tae Jung Oh, Kyoung Min Kim, Jae Hoon Moon, Sung Hee Choi, Kyong Soo Park, Hak Chul Jang, Joon Ha, Arthur Sherman, Soo Lim
Context: There is a substantial interindividual variation in the association between glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and plasma glucose concentrations. Its impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) has not been comprehensively evaluated. Objective: We examined associations between interindividual variations in HbA1c, which was estimated as the hemoglobin glycation index (HGI), and CVD. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a cross-sectional analysis with 1248 treatment-naïve subjects with prediabetes or diabetes...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541356/food-and-plant-bioactives-for-reducing-cardiometabolic-disease-risk-an-evidence-based-approach
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REVIEW
Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Alessandro Colletti
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the major causes of mortality and disability in Western countries. Prevention is known to be the cornerstone to lessen the incidence of CVDs and also to reduce the economic burden of both the citizen and the healthcare system. "Interventional medicine" certainly puts lifestyle modification as the first therapeutic step, including a healthy diet and physical activity. Secondly, a large body of research individuated a number of food and plant bioactives, which are potentially efficacious in preventing and reducing some highly prevalent CV risk factors, such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, vascular inflammation and vascular compliance...
May 25, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541137/clinical-use-of-continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Anders L Carlson, Deborah M Mullen, Richard M Bergenstal
Hemoglobin A1c is an excellent population health measure for the risk of vascular complications in diabetes, while continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a tool to help personalize a diabetes treatment plan. The value of CGM in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) has been well demonstrated when compared with utilizing self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) to guide treatment decisions. CGM is a tool for patients and clinicians to visualize the important role that diet, exercise, stress management, and the appropriate selection of diabetes medications can have in managing type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
May 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540644/the-epigenetic-machinery-in-vascular-dysfunction-and-hypertension
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REVIEW
Emile Levy, Schohraya Spahis, Jean-Luc Bigras, Edgard Delvin, Jean-Michel Borys
Hypertension (HT) is among the major components of the metabolic syndrome, i.e., obesity, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemia/insulin resistance. It represents a significant health problem with foremost risks for chronic cardiovascular disease and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Therefore, it is not surprising that this disorder constitutes a serious public health concern. Although multiple studies have stressed the multifactorial nature of HT, the pathogenesis remains largely unknown...
June 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537328/frailty-in-relation-to-the-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease-dementia-and-death-in-older-chinese-adults-a-seven-year-prospective-study
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C Wang, X Ji, X Wu, Z Tang, X Zhang, S Guan, H Liu, X Fang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship of general health decline assessed by frailty and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN: A seven-year prospective cohort study. SETTING: Secondary analysis of data from the Beijing Longitudinal Study on Aging. PARTICIPANTS: Urban and rural community-dwelling people aged 60 and older at baseline. MEASUREMENTS: Frailty was quantified using the deficit accumulation-based frailty index (FI), constructed from 40 health deficits at baseline...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536936/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-clinical-outcome-and-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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M Abawi, R Rozemeijer, P Agostoni, R C van Jaarsveld, C S van Dongen, M Voskuil, A O Kraaijeveld, P A F M Doevendans, P R Stella
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of body mass index (BMI) on outcome among patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) admitted for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND: Being overweight or obese is associated with improved outcome following certain medical treatments, suggesting the existence of a BMI paradox. However, the relationship between BMI and mortality after TAVI remains controversial. METHODS: Patients were classified according to World Health Organisation criteria such as normal weight, overweight, or obesity according to their BMI (18...
May 23, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534318/association-between-inflammatory-skin-disease-and-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-co-morbidities-in-us-adults-analysis-of-nationwide-inpatient-sample-data
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Michael C Kwa, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema (AD-E), pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid (BP), and hidradenitis are chronic inflammatory skin disorders associated with systemic immune activation, considerable symptom burden, stigma, functional disturbances, and mental health symptoms. All of these might increase cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether these inflammatory skin diseases are associated with increased cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risk and/or disease...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533166/risk-factors-for-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
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Pedro Ayau, Ana C Bardossy, Guillermo Sanchez, Ricardo Ortiz, Daniela Moreno, Pamela Hartman, Khulood Rizvi, Tyler C Prentiss, Mary B Perri, Meredith Mahan, Vanthida Huang, Katherine Reyes, Marcus J Zervos
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) are a major health care problem accounting for a large percentage of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in Southeast Michigan. Over a 9- year period, total of 1,168 patients were identified with MRSA BSI. Patient demographics and clinical data were retrieved and evaluated using electronic medical health records...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532183/treatment-options-and-considerations-for-hypertensive-patients-to-prevent-dementia
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Intza Hernandorena, Emmanuelle Duron, Jean Sebastien Vidal, Olivier Hanon
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a worldwide health concern, which leads to loss of autonomy. To date no curative treatment is available so focus on modifiable risk factors is of particular interest. Hypertension, particularly midlife high blood pressure, has been associated with an increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia including vascular dementia (Vad) and Alzheimer Disease (AD). In this context, antihypertensive treatments might have a preventive effect. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between antihypertensive therapy and cognitive decline or dementia...
May 23, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530520/cardiovascular-disease-and-gout-real-world-experience-evaluating-patient-characteristics-treatment-patterns-and-health-care-utilization
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Michael H Pillinger, Sripal Bangalore, Alyssa B Klein, Scott Baumgartner, Robert Morlock
BACKGROUND: Gout, hyperuricemia, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are prevalent conditions in the United States, and while they share common risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes mellitus, relatively little is known about what patient and disease characteristics may link CVD with hyperuricemia and gout and how the presence of both diseases affects management decisions differently than for patients with gout alone. OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in patient characteristics, patterns of urate-lowering therapy (ULT) use, and gout control in gout patients with and without cardiovascular comorbidity...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527931/predictors-of-surgical-site-infection-after-open-lower-extremity-revascularization
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Frank M Davis, Danielle C Sutzko, Scott F Grey, M Ashraf Mansour, Krishna M Jain, Timothy J Nypaver, Greg Gaborek, Peter K Henke
OBJECTIVE: Surgical site infection (SSI) after open lower extremity bypass (LEB) is a serious complication leading to an increased rate of graft failure, hospital readmission, and health care costs. This study sought to identify predictors of SSI after LEB for arterial occlusive disease and also potential modifiable factors to improve outcomes. METHODS: Data from a statewide cardiovascular consortium of 35 hospitals were used to obtain demographic, procedural, and hospital risk factors for patients undergoing elective or urgent open LEB between January 2012 and June 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527732/descriptive-study-of-the-frequency-of-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-in-a-vascular-clinic
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Catherine R Ratliff
A medical adhesive can be defined as a product used to secure a device (ie, tape, dressing, catheter, electrode, and ostomy pouch) to the skin. Skin injury related to medical adhesive usage occurs across all care settings with medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSIs) playing a significant role with patient safety. The purpose of this descriptive prospective study was to assess all adult patients with wounds seen in the vascular clinic for MARSI by the CWOCN NP over a 3-month time period. One hundred twenty patients comprising a total of 207 visits were seen by the CWOCN NP over the 3-month time frame...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525979/the-association-between-lunar-phase-and-intracranial-aneurysm-rupture-myth-or-reality-own-data-and-systematic-review
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Adomas Bunevicius, Agne Gendvilaite, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, Arimantas Tamasauskas
BACKGROUND: It is a common belief in medical community that lunar phases have an impact on human health. A growing body of evidence indicates that lunar phases can predict the risk to develop acute neurological and vascular disorders. The goal of present report was to present our institution data and to perform systematic review of studies examining the association of intracranial aneurysm rupture with moon phases. METHODS: We identified all patients admitted to our department for ruptured intracranial aneurysms in a period between November, 2011 and December, 2014...
May 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520087/geographic-variation-and-risk-factors-for-systemic-and-limb-ischemic-events-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease-insights-from-the-reach-registry
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Jérémie Abtan, Deepak L Bhatt, Yedid Elbez, Emmanuel Sorbets, Kim Eagle, Christopher M Reid, Iris Baumgartner, David Wu, Mary E Hanson, Hakima Hannachi, Puneet K Singhal, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Gregory Ducrocq
BACKGROUND: Patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at high risk of ischemic events. However, data about predictors of this risk are limited. HYPOTHESIS: We analyzed baseline characteristics and 4-year follow-up of patients enrolled in the international REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry with symptomatic PAD and no history of stroke/transient ischemic attack to describe annual rates of recurrent ischemic events globally and geographically...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514469/association-of-very-low-volume-practice-with-vascular-surgery-outcomes-in-new-york
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Jialin Mao, Philip Goodney, Jack Cronenwett, Art Sedrakyan
Importance: Little research has focused on very low-volume surgery, especially in the context of decreasing vascular surgery volume with the adoption of endovascular procedures. Objective: To investigate the existence and outcomes of open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (OAR) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) performed by very low-volume surgeons in New York. Design, Settings, and Participants: This cohort study examined inpatient data of patients undergoing elective OAR or CEA from 2000 to 2014 from all New York hospitals...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509343/the-influence-of-vascular-risk-factors-on-cognitive-function-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
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Maxime Doiron, Mélanie Langlois, Nicolas Dupré, Martine Simard
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity are well-established risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. In contrast, previous studies that have assessed the impact of vascular risk factors (VRFs) on cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD) have had methodological limitations and reported conflicting findings. We address this question in a large well-characterized cohort of de novo PD patients. METHODS: A total of 367 untreated and non-demented patients aged 50 years and older with early PD (H&Y = 1...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503567/cognitive-impairment-in-chronic-kidney-disease-vascular-milieu-and-the-potential-therapeutic-role-of-exercise
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REVIEW
Ulf G Bronas, Houry Puzantian, Mary Hannan
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considered a model of accelerated aging. More specifically, CKD leads to reduced physical functioning and increased frailty, increased vascular dysfunction, vascular calcification and arterial stiffness, high levels of systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress, as well as increased cognitive impairment. Increasing evidence suggests that the cognitive impairment associated with CKD may be related to cerebral small vessel disease and overall impairment in white matter integrity...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501861/pre-end-stage-renal-disease-care-and-early-survival-among-incident-dialysis-patients-in-the-us-military-health-system
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Robert Nee, Evan Fisher, Christina M Yuan, Lawrence Y Agodoa, Kevin C Abbott
BACKGROUND: Previous reports showed an increased early mortality after chronic dialysis initiation among the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) population. We hypothesized that ESRD patients in the Military Health System (MHS) would have greater access to pre-ESRD care and hence better survival rates during this early high-risk period. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, using the US Renal Data System database, we identified 1,256,640 patients initiated on chronic dialysis from January 2, 2004 through December 31, 2014, from which a bootstrap sample of 3,984 non-MHS incident dialysis patients were compared with 996 MHS patients...
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498056/risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-and-assessment-of-vancomycin-powder-as-a-preventive-measure-in-patients-undergoing-first-time-cranioplasty
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Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Hsiu-Yin Chiang, Nolan Winslow, Brian Park, Mario Zanaty, Brian J Dlouhy, Oliver E Flouty, Zachary D Rasmussen, Loreen A Herwaldt, Jeremy D Greenlee
OBJECTIVE Craniectomy is often performed to decrease intracranial pressure following trauma and vascular injuries. The subsequent cranioplasty procedures may be complicated by surgical site infections (SSIs) due to prior trauma, foreign implants, and multiple surgeries through a common incision. Several studies have found that intrawound vancomycin powder (VP) is associated with decreased risk of SSIs after spine operations. However, no previously published study has evaluated the effectiveness of VP in cranioplasty procedures...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497544/inducing-unconscious-stress-cardiovascular-activity-in-response-to-subliminal-presentation-of-threatening-and-neutral-words
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Melanie M van der Ploeg, Jos F Brosschot, Bart Verkuil, Brandon L Gillie, DeWayne P Williams, Julian Koenig, Michael W Vasey, Julian F Thayer
Stress-related cognitive processes may occur outside of awareness, here referred to as unconscious stress, and affect one's physiological state. Evidence supporting this idea would provide necessary clarification of the relationship between psychological stress and cardiovascular (CV) health problems. We tested the hypothesis that increases in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and total peripheral resistance (TPR) and decreases in heart rate variability (HRV) would be larger when threatening stimuli are presented outside of awareness, or subliminally, compared with neutral stimuli...
May 12, 2017: Psychophysiology
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