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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430921/association-between-cardiovascular-health-and-endothelial-function-with-future-erectile-dysfunction-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Abbi D Lane-Cordova, Kiarri Kershaw, Kiang Liu, David Herrington, Donald M Lloyd-Jones
BACKGROUND: The association of Cardiovascular Health (CVH; defined by the American Heart Association by assigning points for health-related behavioral and clinical factors) with endothelial and erectile dysfunction has not been reported, although endothelial and erectile dysfunction have been associated with components of CVH. METHODS: Data were collected in 1,136 men in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis at baseline and erectile dysfunction status (measured by survey or medication use) at exam 5...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426694/prediction-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-in-a-nationally-representative-cohort-using-a-set-of-risk-factors-from-pooled-cohort-risk-equations
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Zefeng Zhang, Cathleen Gillespie, Barbara Bowman, Quanhe Yang
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association developed Pooled Cohort equations to estimate atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. It is unclear how well the equations predict ASCVD mortality in a nationally representative cohort. We used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1988-1994 and Linked Mortality through 2006 (n = 6,644). Among participants aged 40-79 years without ASCVD at baseline, we used Cox proportional hazard models to estimate the 10-year probability of ASCVD death by sex and race-ethnicity (non-Hispanic white (NHW), non-Hispanic black (NHB) and Mexican American (MA))...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408373/association-of-air-pollution-exposures-with-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-particle-number-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Griffith Bell, Samia Mora, Philip Greenland, Michael Tsai, Ed Gill, Joel D Kaufman
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular disease may be explained by changes in high-density lipoprotein (HDL). APPROACH AND RESULTS: We examined the cross-sectional relationship between air pollution and both HDL cholesterol and HDL particle number in the MESA Air study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Air Pollution). Study participants were 6654 white, black, Hispanic, and Chinese men and women aged 45 to 84 years. We estimated individual residential ambient fine particulate pollution exposure (PM2...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403949/racial-differences-in-circulating-levels-of-the-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-endproducts-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Tina E Brinkley, Xiaoyan Leng, Barbara J Nicklas, Stephen B Kritchevsky, Jingzhong Ding, Dalane W Kitzman, W Gregory Hundley
BACKGROUND: Low levels of the soluble receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (sRAGE) have been implicated in a number of chronic diseases. Previous studies indicate that sRAGE levels are ~30% lower in Blacks compared to Whites. However, the reasons for these differences are unclear. PURPOSE: We aimed to identify predictors of circulating sRAGE biomarkers among Black and White adults at high cardiac risk. METHODS: Serum levels of total sRAGE, endogenous secretory RAGE (esRAGE), carboxymethyl-lysine (CML, a major RAGE ligand), and their ratios were measured in 99 Blacks and 454 Whites...
May 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403561/iron-deficiency-anemia-in-chronic-kidney-disease-uncertainties-and-cautions
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Rajiv Agarwal
Anemia in chronic kidney disease is common and iron deficiency is an important cause. To repair iron-deficiency anemia, replacement of iron is needed. Iron can be replaced either by the oral route or by the intravenous route. In a meta-analysis, 5 of the 6 trials were short-term, 1 to 3 months, and compared to oral iron, the mean increase in hemoglobin with intravenous iron was only 0.31 g/dL. However, one of the studies included in this meta-analysis was 6 months long and had a mean decline in hemoglobin of 0...
April 12, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395017/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-strokes-in-younger-adults
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Mary G George, Xin Tong, Barbara A Bowman
Importance: While stroke mortality rates have decreased substantially in the past 2 decades, this trend has been primarily limited to older adults. Increasing trends in stroke incidence and hospitalizations have been noted among younger adults, but there has been concern that this reflected improved diagnosis through an increased use of imaging rather than representing a real increase. Objectives: To determine whether stroke hospitalization rates have continued to increase and to identify the prevalence of associated stroke risk factors among younger adults...
April 10, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393470/associations-of-coagulation-factors-ix-and-xi-levels-with-incident-coronary-heart-disease-and-ischemic-stroke-the-regards-study
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N C Olson, M Cushman, S E Judd, B M Kissela, M M Safford, G Howard, N A Zakai
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest the importance of coagulation factor IX (FIX) and FXI in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether basal levels of FIX or FXI antigen were associated with risk of incident coronary heart disease (CHD) or ischemic stroke. PATIENTS/METHODS: The REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study recruited 30,239 participants across the contiguous U.S. between 2003-07...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386706/residential-and-gps-defined-activity-space-neighborhood-noise-complaints-body-mass-index-and-blood-pressure-among-low-income-housing-residents-in-new-york-city
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Kosuke Tamura, Brian Elbel, Basile Chaix, Seann D Regan, Yazan A Al-Ajlouni, Jessica K Athens, Julie Meline, Dustin T Duncan
Little is known about how neighborhood noise influences cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among low-income populations. The aim of this study was to investigate associations between neighborhood noise complaints and body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) among low-income housing residents in New York City (NYC), including the use of global positioning system (GPS) data. Data came from the NYC Low-Income Housing, Neighborhoods and Health Study in 2014, including objectively measured BMI and BP data (N = 102, Black = 69%), and 1 week of GPS data...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381474/plasma-trans-fatty-acid-concentrations-in-fasting-adults-declined-from-nhanes-1999-2000-to-2009-2010
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Hubert W Vesper, Samuel P Caudill, Heather C Kuiper, Quanhe Yang, Namanjeet Ahluwalia, David A Lacher, James L Pirkle
Background: The consumption of trans fatty acids (TFAs) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and reducing their consumption is a major public health objective. Food intake studies have provided estimates for TFA concentrations in the US population; however, there is a need for data on TFA blood concentrations in the population.Objective: The objective of this study was to determine plasma TFA concentrations in a nationally representative group of fasted adults in the US population in NHANES samples from 1999-2000 and 2009-2010...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376458/health-benefits-and-cost-effectiveness-of-asymptomatic-screening-for-hypertension-and-high-cholesterol-and-aspirin-counseling-for-primary-prevention
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Steven P Dehmer, Michael V Maciosek, Amy B LaFrance, Thomas J Flottemesch
PURPOSE: Our aim was to update estimates of the health and economic impact of clinical services recommended for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for the comparative rankings of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, and to explore differences in outcomes by sex and race/ethnicity. METHODS: We used a single, integrated, microsimulation model to generate comparable results for 3 services recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force: aspirin counseling for the primary prevention of CVD and colorectal cancer, screening and treatment for lipid disorders (usually high cholesterol), and screening and treatment for hypertension...
January 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373588/vascular-stiffness-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Jonathan D Savant, Aisha Betoko, Kevin E C Meyers, Mark Mitsnefes, Joseph T Flynn, Raymond R Townsend, Larry A Greenbaum, Allison Dart, Bradley Warady, Susan L Furth
Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) is a measure of arterial stiffness associated with cardiovascular events in the general population and in adults with chronic kidney disease. However, few data exist regarding cfPWV in children with chronic kidney disease. We compared observed cfPWV assessed via applanation tonometry in children enrolled in the CKiD cohort study (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children) to normative data in healthy children and examined risk factors associated with elevated cfPWV. cfPWV Z score for height/gender and age/gender was calculated from and compared with published pediatric norms...
May 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364091/effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-treatment-on-heart-failure-events-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-reduction-intervention-trial
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Bharathi Upadhya, Michael Rocco, Cora E Lewis, Suzanne Oparil, Laura C Lovato, William C Cushman, Jeffrey T Bates, Natalie A Bello, Gerard Aurigemma, Lawrence J Fine, Karen C Johnson, Carlos J Rodriguez, Dominic S Raj, Anjay Rastogi, Leonardo Tamariz, Alan Wiggers, Dalane W Kitzman
BACKGROUND: Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) was a frequent common outcome in SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial). We examined whether there was differential reduction in ADHF events from intensive blood pressure [BP] treatment among the 6 key, prespecified subgroups in SPRINT: age ≥75 years, prior cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, women, black race, and 3 levels of baseline systolic BP (≤132 versus >132 to <145 versus ≥145 mm Hg). METHODS AND RESULTS: ADHF was defined as hospitalization for ADHF, confirmed and formally adjudicated by a blinded events committee using standardized protocols...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363729/independent-correlates-of-chronic-kidney-disease-awareness-among-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ndidiamaka O Obadan, Rebekah J Walker, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is usually silent until advanced stages. Awareness of CKD is important to mitigate poorer outcomes. This study aims to understand the relationship(s) between CKD self-awareness and diagnosed CKD. METHODS: The study included 345 adults with type 2 diabetes from two primary care settings. Participants completed surveys assessing demographic information, self-care behaviors and co-morbidities. Biological data were taken from medical records...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356433/circulating-vitamin-k-is-inversely-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-those-treated-for-hypertension-in-the-health-aging-and-body-composition-study-health-abc
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M Kyla Shea, Sarah L Booth, Daniel E Weiner, Tina E Brinkley, Alka M Kanaya, Rachel A Murphy, Eleanor M Simonsick, Christina L Wassel, Cees Vermeer, Stephen B Kritchevsky
Background: A role for vitamin K in coronary artery calcification (CAC), a subclinical manifestation of cardiovascular disease (CVD), has been proposed because vitamin K-dependent proteins, including the calcification inhibitor matrix Gla protein (MGP), are present in vascular tissue. Observational studies found that low circulating phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) was associated with increased CAC progression, especially in persons treated for hypertension. It is unknown whether hypertension treatment modifies this putative role of vitamin K in clinical CVD risk...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341683/total-volume-and-composition-of-fluid-intake-and-mortality-in-older-women-a-cohort-study
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Wai H Lim, Germaine Wong, Joshua R Lewis, Charmaine E Lok, Kevan R Polkinghorne, Jonathan Hodgson, Ee M Lim, Richard L Prince
OBJECTIVES: The health benefits of 'drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day" in healthy individuals are largely unproven. We aimed to examine the relationship between total fluid and the sources of fluid consumption, risk of rapid renal decline, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and all-cause mortality in elderly women. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We conducted a longitudinal analysis of a population-based cohort study of 1055 women aged ≥70 years residing in Australia...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338726/cumulative-exposure-to-systolic-blood-pressure-during-young-adulthood-through-midlife-and-the-urine-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio-at-midlife
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Holly Kramer, Laura Colangelo, Cora E Lewis, David R Jacobs, Mark Pletcher, Kirstin Bibbins-Domingo, Alex Chang, David Siscovick, Michael Shlipak, Carmen A Peralta, Nisha Bansal, Paul Muntner, Kiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Higher blood pressure during young adulthood may increase cardiovascular and kidney disease risk later in life. This study examined the association of cumulative systolic blood pressure (SBP) exposure during young adulthood through midlife with urine albumin-to-creatinine ratios (ACR) measured during midlife. METHODS: We used data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, a biracial cohort recruited in 4 urban areas during years 1985-1986...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336560/lipoprotein-a-and-hiv-allele-specific-apolipoprotein-a-levels-predict-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-infected-young-women-in-the-women-s-interagency-hiv-study
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Enkhmaa Byambaa, Anuurad Erdembileg, Wei Zhang, Chin-Shang Li, Robert Kaplan, Jason Lazar, Dan Merenstein, Roksana Karim, Brad Aouizerat, Mardge Cohen, Kenneth Butler, Savita Pahwa, Igho Ofotokun, Adaora A Adimora, Elizabeth Golub, Lars Berglund
OBJECTIVE: In the general population, lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] has been established as an independent causal risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Lp(a) levels are to a major extent regulated by a size polymorphism in the apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] gene. The roles of Lp(a)/apo(a) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related elevated cardiovascular disease risk remain unclear. APPROACH AND RESULTS: The associations between total plasma Lp(a) level, allele-specific apo(a) level, an Lp(a) level carried by individual apo(a) alleles, and common carotid artery intima-media thickness were assessed in 150 HIV-infected and 100 HIV-uninfected women in the WIHS (Women's Interagency HIV Study)...
March 23, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336354/educational-disparities-in-mortality-between-adults-aged-50-64-and-66-79-years-u-s
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Jiemin Ma, Sean Altekruse, Candace Cosgrove, Farhad Islami, Ahmedin Jemal
INTRODUCTION: This study estimated differences in educational disparities in mortality between ages 50-64 and 66-79 years in the U.S. and explored factors contributing to the differences. METHODS: Based on the follow-up of a nationally representative cohort in the National Longitudinal Mortality Study 2002-2011, relative differences in educational disparities (relative index of inequality) between people aged 50-64 and 66-79 years were calculated for deaths from all causes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, injuries, and other causes by sex and race/ethnicity...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333708/cost-effectiveness-of-antihypertensive-medication-exploring-race-and-sex-differences-using-data-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Gabriel S Tajeu, Stephen Mennemeyer, Nir Menachemi, Robert Weech-Maldonado, Meredith Kilgore
BACKGROUND: Antihypertensive medication decreases risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in adults with hypertension. Although black adults have higher prevalence of hypertension and worse CVD outcomes compared with whites, limited attention has been given to the cost-effectiveness of antihypertensive medication for blacks. OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost-effectiveness of antihypertensive medication treatment versus no-treatment in white and black adults. RESEARCH DESIGN: We constructed a State Transition Model to assess the costs and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) associated with either antihypertensive medication treatment or no-treatment using data from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study and published literature...
March 22, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332510/recent-advances-in-understanding-hypertension-development-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
A E Schutte, S Botha, C M T Fourie, L F Gafane-Matemane, R Kruger, L Lammertyn, L Malan, C M C Mels, R Schutte, W Smith, J M van Rooyen, L J Ware, H W Huisman
Consistent reports indicate that hypertension is a particularly common finding in black populations. Hypertension occurs at younger ages and is often more severe in terms of blood pressure levels and organ damage than in whites, resulting in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. This review provides an outline of recent advances in the pathophysiological understanding of blood pressure elevation and the consequences thereof in black populations in Africa. This is set against the backdrop of populations undergoing demanding and rapid demographic transition, where infection with the human immunodeficiency virus predominates, and where under and over-nutrition coexist...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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