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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328817/retrospective-analysis-of-the-overt-proteinuria-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-treatment-of-modified-shenzhuo-formula-for-2-years
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Hongdong Chen, Jing Guo, Xuemin Zhao, Xinhui He, Zhongchen He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of modified Shenzhuo formula in the treatment of overt proteinuria diabetic kidney disease (DKD).Patients diagnosed with type 2 DKD in the clinical research database of Prof Xiaolin Tong (>20,000 data points) with >1-year follow-up were screened for this study. Patients' demographic data, chief complaint, present illness, past history, allergic history, personal history, family history, test results, tongue images, pulse information, and prescription information at 1, 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325020/socioeconomic-status-age-and-heart-rate-variability-in-a-bangladeshi-community
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Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Herbert F Jelinek, Mika P Tarvainen, David J Cornforth, Dewan S Alam, Megan Smith
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and either low or high heart rate variability (HRV) at rest has been shown to predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The study investigated the extent HRV features can predict SES. Four hundred and twenty eight people were randomly selected from the commercial districts (high SES) and slum areas (low SES) within Dhaka city. Demographic, clinical, and HRV features were recorded. Of the clinical variables age, waist circumference and diastolic blood pressure (p<;0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320207/examination-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-rurality-in-appalachian-children
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Christa L Lilly, Amna Umer, Lesley Cottrell, Lee Pyles, William Neal
INTRODUCTOIN: The prevalence of childhood cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors often increases in more rural geographic regions in the USA. However, research on the topic often has conflicting results. Researchers note differences in definitions of rurality and other factors that would lead to differences in inference, including appropriate use of statistical clustering analysis, representative data, and inclusion of individual-level covariates. The present study's objective was to examine CVD risk factors during childhood by geographic distribution in the US Appalachian region as a first step towards understanding the health disparities in this area...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318686/probiotic-supplementation-for-management-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-adults-with-type-ii-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Fatemeh Hendijani, Vajihe Akbari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The effectiveness of probiotics in control of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetic patients remains unclear. Therefore, we systematically reviewed relevant data to elucidate the effects of probiotics on blood pressure and lipid profile of type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, The Cochrane Library, ClinicalTrials.gov, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses databases until May 2016. The primary outcomes were systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and triglycerides (TG)...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315568/diurnal-blood-pressure-parameters-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-and-healthy-subjects
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Tolga Kocatürk, Çağdaş Akgüllü, Gökhan E Evliçoğlu, İmran K Ömürlü, Harun Çakmak, Ufuk Eryılmaz, Volkan Dayanır
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of glaucoma is still undisclosed. Cardiovascular hemodynamic changes are hypothesized to contribute to glaucoma. This study aimed to determine the differences in the diurnal blood pressure (BP) of patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and controls without glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 129 patients were included in this study. The day-night average systolic and diastolic BPs, the day-night average pulse pressures (PPs), the day-night average heart rates, and the percentage of BP decline at night were obtained from the Holter devices and compared...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306702/self-management-program-for-heart-healthy-behavior-among-middle-and-old-aged-korean-women-at-risk-for-metabolic-syndrome
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Nah-Mee Shin, JiWon Choi, InHae Cho, Byung-Jun Park
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been increasing among Koreans, and middle-aged and older women are at risk of metabolic syndrome. Effective strategies to promote lifestyle modification need to be developed. OBJECTIVE: We examined the effects of a self-management program on improving the cardiovascular health status and promoting healthy behaviors among overweight or obese Korean women at risk of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: A pretest and posttest intervention design was used...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303364/effects-of-pomegranate-juice-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomized-crossover-controlled-trial
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Hossein Moazzen, Mohammad Alizadeh
The aim of this study is to investigate the simultaneous effect of pomegranate juice on components of the metabolic syndrome, including high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) as an inflammatory index and glycemic and lipid profile indices in patients with metabolic syndrome. In a double- blind 2*2 crossover study, 30 individuals suffering from metabolic syndrome received a daily dose of 500 mL pomegranate juice for a period of one week. After one week of wash out period, they received a placebo for one week...
March 16, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299944/streptococcus-thermophilus-fermented-milk-reduces-serum-mda-ldl-and-blood-pressure-in-healthy-and-mildly-hypercholesterolaemic-adults
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M Ito, S Kusuhara, W Yokoi, T Sato, H Ishiki, S Miida, A Matsui, K Nakamori, C Nonaka, K Miyazaki
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL), MDA-LDL/LDL-cholesterol in serum, and blood pressure are considered useful risk markers of cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to examine whether a fermented milk containing Streptococcus thermophilus YIT 2001 (ST), which has high anti-oxidative activity, would benefit healthy and mildly hyper-LDL-cholesterolaemic adults via a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. ST-fermented milk or non-fermented placebo milk (PC) was consumed once a day for 12 weeks by 29 and 30 subjects, respectively, with average serum LDL-cholesterol levels of about 140 mg/dl...
March 16, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292314/association-between-blood-lead-and-blood-pressure-a-population-based-study-in-brazilian-adults
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Ana Carolina Bertin de Almeida Lopes, Ellen Kovner Silbergeld, Ana Navas-Acien, Rachel Zamoiski, Airton da Cunha Martins, Alissana Ester Iakmiu Camargo, Mariana Ragassi Urbano, Arthur Eumann Mesas, Monica Maria Bastos Paoliello
BACKGROUND: Environmental lead exposure among adults may increase blood pressure and elevate the risk of hypertension. The availability of data on blood lead levels (BLL) in adult Brazilian population is scarce and population-based studies are important for screening the population exposure and also to evaluate associations with adverse health effects. The goal of this study was to examine the association of BLL with blood pressure and hypertension in a population-based study in a city in Southern Brazil...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291022/effects-of-descending-stair-walking-on-health-and-fitness-of-elderly-obese-women
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Trevor C Chen, Chung-Chan Hsieh, Kuo-Wei Tseng, Chih-Chiao Ho, Kazunori Nosaka
PURPOSE: Eccentric exercise training produces positive fitness and health outcomes, but whether this is also the case for descending stair walking (DSW) is unknown. This study investigated the hypothesis that DSW would improve insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles and physical fitness better than ascending stair walking (ASW). METHODS: Elderly (≥60 y) obese women were placed to either DSW or ASW group (n=15/group). An elevator was used to eliminate ascending stairs for DSW, and descending stairs for ASW...
March 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288621/relationship-between-plasma-homocysteine-level-and-lipid-profiles-in-a-community-based-chinese-population
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Mohetaboer Momin, Jia Jia, Fangfang Fan, Jianping Li, Jingtao Dou, Dafang Chen, Yong Huo, Yan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies established a possible link among hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), dyslipidemia, and atherosclerosis. However, there was limited epidemic data concerning the relation between HHcy and lipid profiles, especially in community-based Chinese populations. This study aim to investigate the association of plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level with lipid profiles in a Chinese community-based population without lipid-lowering treatment. METHOD: A total of 4660 Chinese subjects from a cohort of the Shijingshan district in Beijing were included in the analysis...
March 14, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285988/essential-parameters-and-risk-factors-of-the-patients-for-diabetes-care-and-treatment
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Abdulbari Bener, Fatma Ela Keskin, Eda M Kurtulus, Mustafa Guzel, Elif I Çekirdekçi, Pınar Kadıoğlu, Dildar Konukoğlu, Mustafa Öztürk
AIM: The aim was to explore the association between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [T2DM] treatment satisfactions of patients regarding their socio-economic, life-style, history medication and clinical outcome in a Turkish population SUBJECT AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted from February 2016 to September 2016. Of the total 1500 diabetic patients approached, 1094 (72.9%) gave their consent. Data analysis included, sociodemographic, serum lipid profiles (LDL, HDL), calcium, uric acid, blood pressure and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at baseline and after six months...
March 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281730/cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-sedentary-postmenopausal-women-during-organized-physical-activity
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Krzysztof Mazurek, Piotr Żmijewski, Ewa Kozdroń, Anna Fojt, Anna Czajkowska, Piotr Szczypiorski, Tomasz Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are the major cause of death in elderly women. Aerobic training (AT) improves component CV risk factors. Long-time higher-intensity group-based and home-based exercise training has been determined to improve exercise performance. However it is not clear if short-time group-based or home-based training with educational program permanently improves cardiometabolic parameters in elderly women. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of organized physical activity programs dedicated to elderly, sedentary women...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278130/cardiometabolic-risk-factors-among-1-3-million-adults-with-overweight-or-obesity-but-not-diabetes-in-10-geographically-diverse-regions-of-the-united-states-2012-2013
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Gregory A Nichols, Michael Horberg, Corinna Koebnick, Deborah Rohm Young, Beth Waitzfelder, Nancy E Sherwood, Matthew F Daley, Assiamira Ferrara
INTRODUCTION: Various phenotypes of overweight and obesity pose various health risks. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of 4 commonly measured cardiometabolic risk factors (CRFs) among adults with overweight or obesity, but not diabetes, at the time of the study. METHODS: We analyzed data for 1,294,174 adults (aged ≥20 y) who were members of one of 4 integrated health systems. Each cohort member had a body mass index in 2012 or 2013 that indicated overweight or obesity...
March 9, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274221/effectiveness-of-a-community-paramedic-led-health-assessment-and-education-initiative-in-a-seniors-residence-building-the-community-health-assessment-program-through-emergency-medical-services-chap-ems
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G Agarwal, R Angeles, M Pirrie, F Marzanek, B McLeod, J Parascandalo, L Dolovich
BACKGROUND: Seniors living in subsidized housing have lower income, poorer health, and increased risk for cardiometabolic diseases and falls. Seniors also account for more than one third of calls to Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This study examines the effectiveness of the Community Health Assessment Program through EMS (CHAP-EMS) in reducing blood pressure, diabetes risk, and EMS calls. METHODS: Paramedics on modified duty (e.g. injured) conducted weekly, one-on-one drop-in sessions in a common area of one subsidized senior's apartment building in Hamilton, Ontario...
March 9, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273173/relationships-between-lifestyle-patterns-and-cardio-renal-metabolic-parameters-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cross-sectional-study
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Takeshi Ogihara, Tomoya Mita, Yusuke Osonoi, Takeshi Osonoi, Miyoko Saito, Atsuko Tamasawa, Shiho Nakayama, Yuki Someya, Hidenori Ishida, Masahiko Gosho, Akio Kanazawa, Hirotaka Watada
INTRODUCTION: While individuals tend to show accumulation of certain lifestyle patterns, the effect of such patterns in real daily life on cardio-renal-metabolic parameters remains largely unknown. This study aimed to assess clustering of lifestyle patterns and investigate the relationships between such patterns and cardio-renal-metabolic parameters. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: The study participants were 726 Japanese type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) outpatients free of history of cardiovascular diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272253/association-of-body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-metabolic-syndrome-with-serum-cystatin-c-in-a-chinese-population
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Xin Ying, Yan Jiang, Guangming Qin, Yafang Qian, Xiaoru Shen, Zhenyan Jiang, Shu Zheng, Zhenya Song
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and metabolic syndrome (MetS) with serum cystatin C (CysC) in a Chinese population. METHODS: The population was composed of 5866 subjects. MetS was diagnosed using the American Heart Association/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 2005 (NCEP-R) criteria. Covariates were analyzed using logistic regression and Spearman partial correlation. RESULTS: In this population, triglyceride (TG), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), BMI, WC, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), serum creatinine (Scr), and CysC were significantly higher, and HDL-C and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) (eGFRCKD-EPI) were significantly lower in the MetS than in the non-MetS group...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270503/age-at-first-birth-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-the-1958-british-birth-cohort
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Rebecca E Lacey, Meena Kumari, Amanda Sacker, Anne McMunn
BACKGROUND: To assess relationships between age at first birth and cardiovascular risk factors in a large longitudinal study of men and women. By assessing associations for both genders, we were able to investigate biological versus social and behavioural explanations from early life through to adulthood. METHODS: Multiply-imputed data on more than 7600 men and women of a British birth cohort study (National Child Development Study, 1958 British birth cohort) were used...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269354/a-180-nm-cmos-analog-adaptive-sampler-for-blood-pressure-feature-extraction
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Callum Laurenson, Francois Rivet, Mehmet R Yuce, Jean-Michel Redoute
This paper presents an analogue feature detector for extraction and sampling of key-points on an arterial blood pressure signal in both humans and small mammals used as human physiological models. A CMOS integrated circuit was implemented in UMC 180nm technology, utilizing the proposed sampling method to greatly reduce the number of samples necessary for meaningful reconstruction of the low bandwidth signal. This circuit was interfaced with an external ADC to fully extract the feature points, and evaluate the system performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268878/analysis-of-blood-pressure-signal-in-patients-with-different-ventricular-ejection-fraction-using-linear-and-non-linear-methods
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Andres Arcentales, Patricio Rivera, Pere Caminal, Andreas Voss, Antonio Bayes-Genis, Beatriz F Giraldo
Changes in the left ventricle function produce alternans in the hemodynamic and electric behavior of the cardiovascular system. A total of 49 cardiomyopathy patients have been studied based on the blood pressure signal (BP), and were classified according to the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in low risk (LR: LVEF>35%, 17 patients) and high risk (HR: LVEF≤35, 32 patients) groups. We propose to characterize these patients using a linear and a nonlinear methods, based on the spectral estimation and the recurrence plot, respectively...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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