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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646140/effect-of-dietary-advanced-glycation-end-products-on-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-risks-in-healthy-overweight-adults-a-randomised-crossover-trial
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Estifanos Baye, Maximilian Pj de Courten, Karen Walker, Sanjeeva Ranasinha, Arul Earnest, Josephine M Forbes, Barbora de Courten
Diets high in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are thought to be detrimental to cardiovascular health. However, there remains uncertainty about the beneficial effect of a low AGE diet on cardiovascular risk factors and inflammatory markers in overweight individuals. We thus performed a randomised, double blind, crossover trial to determine whether consumption of low AGE diets reduce inflammation and cardiovascular risks in overweight and obese otherwise healthy adults. All participants (n = 20) consumed low and high AGE diets alternately for two weeks and separated by a four week washout period...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642732/autonomic-function-impairment-and-brain-perfusion-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Wei-Che Lin, Pei-Chin Chen, Chih-Cheng Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chen Wang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic disorders have been recognized as important Parkinson's disease (PD) components. Some vulnerable structures are related to the central autonomic network and have also been linked to autonomic function alterations. The aims of the study are to evaluate the severity of the autonomic dysfunction and the cortical hypoperfusion using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. And then, possible relationships of significant between-group differences in perfusion pattern to clinical variables and autonomic functions were examined to determine the pharmaceutical effects of dopaminergic treatment on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642220/low-pulse-pressure-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-with-unfavorable-outcomes-the-taiwan-stroke-registry
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Sung-Chun Tang, Jiu-Haw Yin, Chung-Hsiang Liu, Ming-Hui Sun, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Yu Sun, Chih-Shan Hsu, Mu-Chien Sun, Ching-Huang Lin, Chih-Hung Chen, Li-Ming Lien, Chih-Hsin Muo, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Chung Y Hsu
BACKGROUND: Pulse pressure (PP) is related to cardiac function, arterial stiffness, fluid status, and vascular events. This study aimed to explore the prognostic role of PP upon admission in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) based on a nation-wide stroke registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the association between PP upon admission and outcomes 3 months after a stroke in patients who had an AIS registered in the Taiwan Stroke Registry, including 56 academic and community hospitals between 2006 and 2013...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641570/1h-post-load-blood-glucose-in-the-identification-of-proatherogenic-cardiometabolic-profile-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Milena Mitrovic, Zeljko Zivanovic, Bojan Vukovic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Current data show that 1h oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) blood glucose (1h-BG) might identify persons at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases more precisely than fasting blood glucose (FBG) and 2h OGTT blood glucose (2h-BG). The aim of study was to determine whether is justified to use 1h-BG, instead of traditional blood glucose measurements, in cardiometabolic profiling of obese individuals. METHOD: Cross-sectional study enrolled 60 obese individuals without previous history of diabetes and other cardiometabolic disorders...
June 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637722/cross-sectional-surveillance-study-to-phenotype-lorry-drivers-sedentary-behaviours-physical-activity-and-cardio-metabolic-health
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Veronica Varela-Mato, Orlagh O'Shea, James A King, Thomas Yates, David J Stensel, Stuart Jh Biddle, Myra A Nimmo, Stacy A Clemes
OBJECTIVES: Elevated risk factors for a number of chronic diseases have been identified in lorry drivers. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as a lack of physical activity (PA) and high levels of sedentary behaviour (sitting) likely contribute to this elevated risk. This study behaviourally phenotyped UK lorry drivers' sedentary and non-sedentary behaviours during workdays and non-workdays and examined markers of drivers cardio-metabolic health. SETTING: A transport company from the East Midlands, UK...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633374/cohort-study-of-preoperative-blood-pressure-and-risk-of-30-day-mortality-after-elective-non-cardiac-surgery
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S Venkatesan, P R Myles, H J Manning, A M Mozid, C Andersson, M E Jørgensen, J G Hardman, S R Moonesinghe, P Foex, M Mythen, M P W Grocott, R D Sanders
Background: Preoperative blood pressure (BP) thresholds associated with increased postoperative mortality remain unclear. We investigated the relationship between preoperative BP and 30-day mortality after elective non-cardiac surgery. Methods: We performed a cohort study of primary care data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (2004-13). Parsimonious and fully adjusted multivariable logistic regression models, including restricted cubic splines for numerical systolic and diastolic BP, for 30-day mortality were constructed...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628970/a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-study-on-blood-pressure-reduction-and-blood-lipid-profile-amelioration-on-treatment-with-ankascin-568
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Chien-Li Chen, Jen-Ho Tseng, Tzu-Ming Pan, Sheng-Huang Hsiao
Hypertension and cardiovascular complications are the leading causes of death worldwide. Antihypertensive drugs often cause various side effects, and improper use of antihypertensive medications can result in irreparable damage. Edible fungi of the Monascus species have been used as traditional Chinese medicines in Southeast Asia for several centuries. The fermented products of Monascus purpureus NTU 568 (ANKASCIN 568) possess a number of functional secondary metabolites including the anti-inflammatory pigments monascin and ankaflavin...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628530/effects-of-salt-loading-and-potassium-supplement-on-the-circadian-blood-pressure-profile-in-salt-sensitive-chinese-patients
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Tong-Shuai Guo, Yi Dai, Ke-Yu Ren, Jian-Jun Mu, Jie Ren, Dan Wang, Yang Wang, Chao Chu, Yan Li, Zu-Yi Yuan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Salt-sensitive (SS) patients more frequently showed a nondipper blood pressure pattern and were associated with more serious target organ damage than non-SS patients. We aimed to investigate whether potassium supplement can improve the blunted nocturnal blood pressure fall in SS patients exposed to a high-salt diet. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Approximately 49 normotensive and mildly hypertensive Chinese patients received a study protocol of a 3 days of baseline examination, 7 days of a low-salt diet (3 g NaCl/day), 7 days of a high-salt diet (18 g NaCl/day), and 7 days of a high-salt diet with a potassium supplement (18 g NaCl and 4...
June 16, 2017: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628145/-relationship-between-glycemic-control-and-visceral-adiposity-index-among-the-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Y Y Cao, X Tang, K X Sun, Z K Liu, X Xiang, J Juan, J Song, Q Z Duan, D J Zhaxi, Y N Hu, Y F Yang, M Y Shi, Y H Tian, S P Huang, X F Liu, N Li, J Li, T Wu, D F Chen, Y H Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between glycemic control and visceral adiposity index (VAI) among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: A community-based epidemiological field study for patients with T2DM aged ≥ 40 years was conducted in China.Every participant underwent physical examinations, biochemical tests of fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and so on, and a questionnaire, including anthropometric characteristics, lifestyle, disease history, family history, and medication use...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626098/-association-between-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-%C3%A2-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-%C3%A2-health-examination-population
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Qian Zhang, Yang Yu, Mengfeng Yang, Xiuping Lin, Yulan Liu, Xianggui Xu
To investigate associations between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in population who underwent periodic heath examination.
 Methods: A total of 912 subjects were selected from the health examination adults in University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital from June to November 2013, and they were assigned into a NAFLD group, an else hepatic disease group, and a control group. The physical examination results of these subjects were analyzed retrospectively. 
 Results: The prevalence of NAFLD was 29...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626088/secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-international-insights-from-the-tecos-trial
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Neha J Pagidipati, Ann Marie Navar, Karen S Pieper, Jennifer B Green, M Angelyn Bethel, Paul W Armstrong, Robert G Josse, Darren K McGuire, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jan H Cornel, Sigrun Halvorsen, Timo E Strandberg, Tuncay Delibasi, Rury R Holman, Eric D Peterson
Background -Intensive risk factor modification significantly improves outcomes for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the degree to which secondary prevention treatment goals are achieved in international clinical practice is unknown. Methods -Attainment of 5 secondary prevention parameters-aspirin use, lipid control (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dL or statin therapy), blood pressure control (<140 mmHg systolic, <90 mmHg diastolic), angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker use, and non-smoking status-was evaluated among 13,616 patients from 38 countries with diabetes and known CVD at entry into TECOS...
June 16, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625386/hemodynamic-determinants-of-mortality-after-fontan-operation
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Hideo Ohuchi, Aya Miyazaki, Jun Negishi, Yosuke Hayama, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Hajime Ichikawa, Isao Shiraishi, Osamu Yamada
BACKGROUND: Elevated central venous pressure (CVP), low cardiac output, and mild hypoxia are common early and late after Fontan operations. However, the association of these characteristics with late mortality is unclear. We aimed to elucidate the hemodynamic determinants of mortality after Fontan operation. METHOD: We evaluated early (group early; 0.5-5years postoperatively, n=387) and late (group late; ≥15years postoperatively, n=161) Fontan hemodynamics that included CVP (mm Hg), cardiac index (CI; L/min per m(2)), systemic ventricular end-diastolic volume index (mL/m(2)), ejection fraction (EF; %), and arterial blood oxygen saturation (%)...
July 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625128/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-inhibitor-sclerostin-is-a-biomarker-for-early-atherosclerosis-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Milena Mitrovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Tijana Icin, Ivana Bajkin, Bojan Vukovic, Damir Benc, Zeljko Zivanovic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin is an inhibitor of the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family/β-catenin signalling pathway (WβcSP), which plays an important role in bone metabolism and in vascular biology. It could act protective regarding atherosclerosis development through its effect on WβcSP in vascular cells. Nevertheless, results of studies analyzing association between circulating sclerostin level (CSL) and atherosclerotic diseases (AD) are showing conflicting results...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620990/association-patterns-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-nos3-variant-glu298asp-with-blood-pressure-and-serum-lipid-levels-in-subjects-with-coronary-artery-disease-from-pakistan
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Saleem Ullah Shahid, Abdul Rehman
Nitric oxide is an important antiatherosclerotic agent. The main determinant of nitric oxide levels is enzyme nitric oxide synthase encoded by the NOS3 gene, the common variants in this gene may be responsible for variations in plasma enzyme levels. The association of NOS3 variants with coronary artery disease (CAD) varies in different ethnicities. The current study aimed to determine the association of NOS3 Glu298Asp (rs1799983) with CAD and blood lipid levels in Pakistani subjects. Six hundred thirty-six samples (412 cases, 224 controls) were genotyped by TaqMan allelic discrimination assay and serum total cholesterol, and High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)/Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglycerides were measured...
July 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616803/amitriptyline-may-have-possibility-to-induce-brugada-syndrome-rather-than-long-qt-syndrome
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Nur Jaharat Lubna, Takeshi Wada, Yuji Nakamura, Koki Chiba, Xin Cao, Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Kentaro Ando, Atsuhiko T Naito, Yoshioki Satoh, Atsushi Sugiyama
Amitriptyline has been reported to induce long QT syndrome in addition to Brugada syndrome. We qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed the potential of amitriptyline to induce these lethal syndromes by using the halothane-anesthetized dogs (n = 6). Amitriptyline was intravenously administered in doses of 0.1, 1 and 10 mg/kg over 10 min every 20 min, which would provide approximately 1, 10 and 100 times higher plasma concentrations than a therapeutic one, respectively. The low dose hardly altered any of the cardiovascular variables...
June 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615764/evaluation-of-antioxidant-status-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-insulin-resistance-in-male-chronic-opiate-users-without-comorbidities
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Purvi Purohit, Naresh Nebhinani, Praveen Sharma
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on frequency of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance (IR), and oxidative stress in Indian opiate users without comorbidities. OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of opiate use on frequency of MS, homeostasis model assessment for IR (HOMA-IR), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and oxidative stress in opiate-dependent male patients without comorbidities. METHODS: Participants (n = 120) were grouped as controls (Group I), pure opiate dependents (Group II), opiate + tobacco dependents (Group III), and tobacco dependents (Group IV) with a minimum of 1-year dependence participated in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615106/-enhanced-ilc2-activity-contributes-to-metabolic-syndrome-multicomponent-aggregation-state-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ping Lu, Yunyun Xu, Zhaoliang Su, Huaxi Xu
Objective To study the relationship between the activity of group II innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) in maintenance hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) and metabolic syndrome (MS) multicomponent aggregation state. Methods The study enrolled 30 DN patients of stable condition treated with maintenance hemodialysis over 3 months, 30 newly diagnosed untreated type 2 diabetes patients and 30 healthy volunteers as controls. Real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the mRNA expression levels of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor α (RORα), interleukin 17 receptor B (IL-17RB), IL-33 receptor T1/ST2, IL-5 and IL-13 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612516/autonomic-nervous-system-function-in-adolescent-migraineurs
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Seiji Yoshida, Hidetaka Tanaka, Midori Mizutani, Ryota Nakao, Naoyuki Okamoto, Mitsugu Kajiura, Yukiko Kanbara, Hiroshi Tamai
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common and disabling neurological disorder. Studies attempting to determine a relationship between migraine and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) have been inconclusive. Moreover, pediatric studies are extremely limited. Therefore, the present study investigated interictal ANS function in adolescent migraineurs. METHODS: We studied 21 patients with migraine and 26 healthy controls. Beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were noninvasively and continuously measured in the supine and standing positions...
June 14, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606441/effects-of-high-dose-parenteral-vitamin-d-therapy-on-lipid-profile-and-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-diabetic-nephropathy-a-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Gayani C Liyanage, Sarath Lekamwasam, Thilak P Weerarathna, Chandrani E Liyanage
AIMS: Aim of this study was to determine the effect of high dose vitamin D given to patients with early diabetic renal disease on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), triglycerides (TG) and high density lipoproteins (HDL) in a randomized controlled trial MATERIALS AND METHOD: Patients with early diabetic nephropathy were recruited. Selected patients were allocated to two groups by Block randomization method. Treatment group received 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 intramuscularly and the control group was given an equal volume of distilled water (0...
June 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606184/multicomponent-intervention-versus-usual-care-for-management-of-hypertension-in-rural-bangladesh-pakistan-and-sri-lanka-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tazeen H Jafar, Imtiaz Jehan, H Asita de Silva, Aliya Naheed, Mihir Gandhi, Pryseley Assam, Eric A Finkelstein, Helena Legido Quigley, Marcel Bilger, Aamir Hameed Khan, John David Clemens, Shah Ebrahim, Elizabeth L Turner, Anuradhani Kasturiratne
BACKGROUND: High blood pressure (BP) is the leading attributable risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In rural South Asia, hypertension continues to be a significant public health issue with sub-optimal BP control rates. The goal of the trial is to compare a multicomponent intervention (MCI) to usual care to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the MCI for lowering BP among adults with hypertension in rural communities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a stratified, cluster randomized controlled trial with a qualitative component for evaluation of processes and stakeholder feedback...
June 12, 2017: Trials
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