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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905949/burden-of-cumulative-risk-factors-associated-with-non-communicable-diseases-among-adults-in-uganda-evidence-from-a-national-baseline-survey
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Ronald Wesonga, David Guwatudde, Silver K Bahendeka, Gerald Mutungi, Fabian Nabugoomu, James Muwonge
BACKGROUND: Modification of known risk factors has been the most tested strategy for dealing with non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The cumulative number of NCD risk factors exhibited by an individual depicts a disease burden. However, understanding the risk factors associated with increased NCD burden has been constrained by scarcity of nationally representative data, especially in the developing countries and not well explored in the developed countries as well. METHODS: Assessment of key risk factors for NCDs using population data drawn from 3987 participants in a nationally representative baseline survey in Uganda was made...
December 1, 2016: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903086/the-association-of-smokeless-tobacco-use-and-pack-years-of-smokeless-tobacco-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-indian-population
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Sangeetha Srinvasan, Gayathri Swaminathan, Vaitheeswaran Kulothungan, Tarun Sharma, Rajiv Raman
PURPOSE: To explore the association of use and the influence of pack-year use of smokeless tobacco versus no use with that of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in rural and urban south Indian population. We hypothesized that the use and pack-years of use would be significantly associated with both early and late AMD. We therefore sought to examine subjects who gave a history of using smokeless tobacco and we quantified the usage as pack-years, to examine the association with that of early and late AMD...
November 30, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902494/an-ultrasound-look-at-korotkoff-sounds-the-role-of-pulse-wave-velocity-and-flow-turbulence
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Amir Benmira, Antonia Perez-Martin, Iris Schuster, Florent Veye, Jean Triboulet, Nicolas Berron, Isabelle Aichoun, Sarah Coudray, Jérémy Laurent, Fethi Bereksi-Reguig, Michel Dauzat
AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyze the temporal relationships between pressure, flow, and Korotkoff sounds, providing clues for their comprehensive interpretation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: When measuring blood pressure in a group of 23 volunteers, we used duplex Doppler ultrasonography to assess, under the arm-cuff, the brachial artery flow, diameter changes, and local pulse wave velocity (PWV), while recording Korotkoff sounds 10 cm downstream together with cuff pressure and ECG...
November 29, 2016: Blood Pressure Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900274/stochastic-resonance-whole-body-vibration-increases-perceived-muscle-relaxation-but-not-cardiovascular-activation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Achim Elfering, Christian Burger, Volker Schade, Lorenz Radlinger
AIM: To investigate the acute effects of stochastic resonance whole body vibration (SR-WBV), including muscle relaxation and cardiovascular activation. METHODS: Sixty-four healthy students participated. The participants were randomly assigned to sham SR-WBV training at a low intensity (1.5 Hz) or a verum SR-WBV training at a higher intensity (5 Hz). Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), heart rate (HR) and self-reported muscle relaxation were assessed before and immediately after SR-WBV...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897610/effect-of-calcitriol-supplementation-on-blood-pressure-in-older-adults
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Jaime Alberto Bricio-Barrios, Alín Jael Palacios-Fonseca, Mario Del Toro-Equihua, Carmen Alicia Sanchez-Ramirez
Recent studies suggest that vitamin D plays an important role in the control of blood pressure. Unfortunately, because older adults are more likely to have low 25-hydroxyvitamin-D [25(OH)D] levels, this study investigated whether calcitriol supplementation reduces blood pressure in older adults with hypertension. The design was a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial with 36 randomly assigned subjects (71.7 ± 10 years). Blood pressure and serum levels of 25(OH)D before and after calcitriol intervention (1,000 IU daily for 6 weeks; n = 22) or placebo (n = 23) for 6 weeks were analyzed...
October 2016: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897049/using-text-messages-to-promote-health-in-african-americans-hearthealthyandcancerfree
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Allison R Jones, Debra K Moser, Jennifer Hatcher
OBJECTIVES: African-Americans are vulnerable to both cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to intricately connected risk factors. Use of text messages is an innovative method to provide health information to reduce these risks. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and acceptability of a text messaging intervention to reduce CVD and cancer risk factors in African-Americans. DESIGN: We developed an intervention using text messages culturally tailored for African-Americans over age 50 who were at risk (one or more modifiable risk factors) for CVD and/or cancer...
November 29, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896929/impact-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-without-metabolic-syndrome
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Ya-Ting Chang, Hsin-Ching Lin, Wen-Neng Chang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chih-Cheng Huang, Hung-Chen Wang, Chia-Te Kung, Yu-Jih Su, Wei-Che Lin, Ben-Chung Cheng, Chih-Min Su, Ting-Yao Chen, Yi-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Hsien Lu
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a good indicator of the severity of atherosclerotic disease. This study tested the hypothesis that inflammation and oxidative stress determined carotid IMT in patients with OSA. The carotid IMT, mean systolic and diastolic pressure (night and morning) were significantly higher and the level of thiols and high-density lipoprotein were significantly lower in our 121 OSA patients than in 27 controls (P < 0...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891374/effect-of-enhanced-external-counter-pulsation-treatment-on-aortic-blood-pressure-arterial-stiffness-and-ejection-fraction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ramasamy Subramanian, Sushma Nayar, Chokkalingam Meyyappan, N Ganesh, Arumugam Chandrakasu, Pradeep G Nayar
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a non-invasive treatment option for patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). The treatment has shown to augment diastolic pressure and reduce Left Ventricular (LV) after-load by reducing systemic vascular resistance. The effect of EECP in standard brachial blood pressure and central haemodynamic parameters are not known. AIM: We hypothesized that EECP may have differential effect in CAD patients with low systolic blood pressure when compared to normal systolic pressure and the mechanism underlying this differential effect may be due to improvement in LV function...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885059/association-of-grip-strength-with-cardiovascular-risk-markers
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Cédric Gubelmann, Peter Vollenweider, Pedro Marques-Vidal
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms underlying the association between grip strength and cardiovascular mortality are poorly understood. We aimed to assess the association of grip strength with a panel of cardiovascular risk markers. DESIGN: The study was based on a cross-sectional analysis of 3468 adults aged 50-75 years (1891 women) from a population-based sample in Lausanne, Switzerland. METHODS: Grip strength was measured using a hydraulic hand dynamometer...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882023/effects-of-bisoprolol-in-combination-with-trimetazidine-on-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-and-concomitant-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yuanyuan Ke, Dingli Xu, Minxiong Li, Zenglong Wu, Yongpeng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of bisoprolol combined with trimetazidine on the treatment of heart failure patients having concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); in comparison with control group treated with standard therapy only. METHODS: A total of 120 heart failure patients having concomitant COPD were selected and randomly divided into a control group and a treatment group according to different treatment methods (n=60). The control group was given continuous low flow oxygen inhalation and inotropic agents, and their cardiac stress was also reduced...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881853/relationship-between-24-h-urine-sodium-potassium-ratio-and-central-aortic-systolic-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-patients
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Moo-Yong Rhee, Sung-Joon Shin, Namyi Gu, Deuk-Young Nah, Byong-Kyu Kim, Kyung-Soon Hong, Eun-Joo Cho, Ki-Chul Sung, Sim-Yeol Lee, Kwang-Il Kim
Studies evaluating the relationship between measured 24-h urine sodium (24HUNa), potassium (24HUK) and aortic blood pressure (BP) are rare, and no such study has been performed with an Asian population. We evaluated the relationship between 24HUNa, 24HUK, casual BP, 24-h ambulatory BP and aortic BP by analyzing data from 524 participants with valid 24-h urine collection, 24-h ambulatory BP and central BP measurements (mean age 48.1±9.8 years, 193 men). Hypertension was defined as a 24-h ambulatory BP ⩾130/80 mm Hg or current treatment for hypertension (n=219)...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881851/relationships-between-24-h-blood-pressure-variability-and-24-h-central-arterial-pressure-pulse-wave-velocity-and-augmentation-index-in-hypertensive-patients
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Stefano Omboni, Igor N Posokhov, Anatoly N Rogoza
Twenty-four-h blood pressure variability (BPV) predicts cardiovascular complications in hypertension, but its association with pulse wave indices (central arterial pressure, pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx)) is poorly understood. In the present study, we assessed the degree of the effect of 24-h BPV on 24-h pulse wave indices. Brachial blood pressure was measured non-invasively over the 24 h with an electronic, oscillometric, automated device (BPLab) in 661 uncomplicated treated or untreated hypertensive patients...
November 24, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872756/prevalence-of-hypertension-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-34-111-haart-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-infected-adults-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
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Marina Njelekela, Alfa Muhihi, Akum Aveika, Donna Spiegelman, Claudia Hawkins, Catharina Armstrong, Enju Liu, James Okuma, Guerino Chalamila, Sylvia Kaaya, Ferdinand Mugusi, Wafaie Fawzi
Background. Elevated blood pressure has been reported among treatment naïve HIV-infected patients. We investigated prevalence of hypertension and its associated risk factors in a HAART naïve HIV-infected population in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Methods. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted among HAART naïve HIV-infected patients. Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 140 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 90 mmHg. Overweight and obesity were defined as body mass index (BMI) between 25...
2016: International Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869287/dexmedetomidine-for-attenuating-haemodynamic-response-to-intubation-stimuli-in-morbidly-obese-patients-anaesthetised-using-low-opioid-technique-comparison-with-fentanyl-based-general-anaesthesia
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Tomasz Gaszyński, Klaudia Czarnik, Łukasz Łaziński, Wojciech Gaszyński
BACKGROUND: Anaesthesiologists are facing the problem of an increasing population of morbidly obese patients. In order to minimize the risk of opioid-induced postoperative respiratory failure, the intraoperative administration of opioids should be reduced or replaced with other drugs. The purpose of this study was to compare haemodynamic response elicited by intubation in morbidly obese patients between two variants of anaesthesia induction: fentanyl-based or low-opioid using dexmedetomidine...
November 21, 2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867884/comparison-clinical-and-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-and-pioglitazone-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Karoon Shahebrahimi, Nasrin Jalilian, Nasrin Bazgir, Mansour Rezaei
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women. PCOS comprises a broad spectrum of anomalies, including hyperandrogenism, chronic anovulation, obesity, and infertility. Insulin resistance and its compensatory hyperinsulinemia play a key role in the pathogenicity of PCOS. This study compares the effects of 2 types of insulin sensitizer drugs, metformin and pioglitazone, on clinical, metabolic, and endocrine characteristics of women with PCOS...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865973/hypertension-and-other-cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-an-urban-chinese-population-a-short-report
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Liang Ke, Rebecca S Mason, Elias Mpofu, Jakob L Vingren, Yan Li, Barry I Graubard, Kaye Brock
There is debate concerning the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. As both hypertension and vitamin D deficiency are increasingly important public health concerns in China, we investigated these associations in 566 Macao residents. The aim was to investigate the association of serum 25OHD and PTH concentrations with CVD risk factors (hypertension, high pulse rate, abnormal blood lipids). The data were stratified by age, sex, and blood pressure (BP) medication use...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865733/systolic-and-diastolic-unloading-by-mechanical-support-of-the-acute-vs-the-chronic-pressure-overloaded-right-ventricle
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Tom Verbelen, Daniel Burkhoff, Keiichiro Kasama, Marion Delcroix, Filip Rega, Bart Meyns
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) mechanical support is well described in cases of sudden increase in RV afterload. In cases of chronic RV pressure overload (e.g., pulmonary arterial hypertension), it has rarely been described. METHODS: The pulmonary artery was banded in 18 sheep. In the acute group (n = 9), we immediately implanted a Synergy Pocket Micro-Pump. Blood was withdrawn from the right atrium to the pulmonary artery. In the chronic group (n = 9), this pump was implanted 8 weeks after banding...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865620/consumption-of-chokeberry-aronia-mitschurinii-products-modestly-lowered-blood-pressure-and-reduced-low-grade-inflammation-in-patients-with-mildly-elevated-blood-pressure
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Britt-Marie Loo, Iris Erlund, Raika Koli, Pauli Puukka, Jarkko Hellström, Kristiina Wähälä, Pirjo Mattila, Antti Jula
Previous studies suggest that consumption of chokeberries may improve cardiovascular disease risk factor profiles. We hypothesized that chokeberries (Aronia mitschurinii) have beneficial effects on blood pressure, low-grade inflammation, serum lipids, serum glucose, and platelet aggregation in patients with untreated mild hypertension. A total of 38 participants were enrolled into a 16-week single blinded crossover trial. The participants were randomized to use cold-pressed 100% chokeberry juice (300 mL/d) and oven-dried chokeberry powder (3 g/d), or matched placebo products in random order for 8 weeks each with no washout period...
September 14, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864732/impact-of-pharmaceutical-care-on-cardiovascular-risk-among-older-hiv-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Elza Aparecida Machado Domingues, Mónica Ferrit-Martín, Miguel Ángel Calleja-Hernández
Background Advances in the treatment of HIV infection have enabled better control of the disease, allowing patients to enjoy a longer life expectancy. However, the ageing of patients leads to an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Various studies have found that pharmaceutical care results in better control of cardiovascular risk factors. Objective To measure the impact of pharmaceutical care on cardiovascular risk in patients older than 50 years receiving combination antiretroviral therapy. Setting Outpatient pharmacy service of a tertiary hospital, Spain...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864317/prednisolone-is-associtaed-with-a-worse-lipid-profile-than-hydrocortisone-in-patients-with-adrenal-insufficiency
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Marcus Quinkler, Bertil Ekman, Claudio Marelli, Sharif Uddin, Pierre Zelissen, Robert Murray
OBJECTIVE: Prednisolone is used as glucocorticoid replacement therapy for adrenal insufficiency (AI). Recent data indicate that its use in AI is associated with low bone mineral density. Data on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with AI treated with prednisolone are scarce, despite this condition being the predominant cause of excess mortality. We aimed to address this question using real-world data from the European Adrenal Insufficiency Registry (EU-AIR). DESIGN/METHODS: EU-AIR, comprising of 19 centres across Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, commenced enrolling patients with AI in August 2012...
November 18, 2016: Endocrine Connections
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