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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...
February 21, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330589/ethnicity-and-excess-mortality-in-severe-mental-illness-a-cohort-study
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Jayati Das-Munshi, Chin-Kuo Chang, Rina Dutta, Craig Morgan, James Nazroo, Robert Stewart, Martin J Prince
BACKGROUND: Excess mortality in severe mental illness (defined here as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and bipolar affective disorders) is well described, but little is known about this inequality in ethnic minorities. We aimed to estimate excess mortality for people with severe mental illness for five ethnic groups (white British, black Caribbean, black African, south Asian, and Irish) and to assess the association of ethnicity with mortality risk. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal cohort study of individuals with a valid diagnosis of severe mental illness between Jan 1, 2007, and Dec 31, 2014, from the case registry of the South London and Maudsley Trust (London, UK)...
March 16, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325585/gender-differences-in-demographic-and-clinical-correlates-among-veterans-with-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Diana M Higgins, Brenda T Fenton, Mary A Driscoll, Alicia A Heapy, Robert D Kerns, Matthew J Bair, Constance Carroll, Penny L Brennan, Diana J Burgess, John D Piette, Sally G Haskell, Cynthia A Brandt, Joseph L Goulet
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that women may be at greater risk for developing chronic pain and pain-related disability. METHODS: Because musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most frequently endorsed painful conditions among veterans, we sought to characterize gender differences in sociodemographic and clinical correlates among veterans upon entry into Veterans Health Administration's Musculoskeletal Disorders Cohort (n = 4,128,008). RESULTS: Women were more likely to be younger, Black, unmarried, and veterans of recent conflicts...
March 18, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323928/physical-activity-vitamin-d-and-incident-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-whites-and-blacks-the-aric-study
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Kathleen Chin, Di Zhao, Martin Tibuakuu, Seth S Martin, Chiadi E Ndumele, Roberta Florido, B Gwen Windham, Eliseo Guallar, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
Context: Physical activity (PA) is associated with 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels. Both are associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), but their joint association with ASCVD risk is unknown. Objective: To examine the dose-response between PA and 25(OH)D, and to assess effect modification of 25(OH)D and PA with ASCVD risk. Design: Cross-sectional and prospective study using Poisson and linear regression. Setting: Community-dwelling Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301314/metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-by-race-ethnicity-and-sex-in-the-united-states-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-1988-2012
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Justin Xavier Moore, Ninad Chaudhary, Tomi Akinyemiju
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors associated with increased risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome overall, by race and sex, and to assess trends in prevalence from 1988 through 2012. METHODS: We analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 1988 through 2012...
March 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294047/klotho-fgf23-cardiovascular-disease-and-vascular-calcification-black-or-white
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Giuseppe Cianciolo, Andrea Galassi, Irene Capelli, Roberto Schillaci, Gaetano La Manna, Mario Cozzolino
Patients affected by Chronic Kidney Disease and Mineral Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) have a high risk of cardiovascular (CV) mortality that is poorly explained by traditional risk factors. The newest medical treatments for CKD-MBD have been associated with encouraging, but still inconsistent, improvement in CV disease complications and patient survival. A better understanding of the biomarkers and mechanisms of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), atherosclerosis, and vascular calcification (VC) may help with diagnosis and treatment of the organ damage that occurs secondary to CKD-MBD, thus improving survival...
March 9, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288364/hair-analysis-reveals-subtle-hpa-axis-suppression-associated-with-use-of-local-corticosteroids-the-lifelines-cohort-study
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Vincent L Wester, Gerard Noppe, Mesut Savas, Erica L T van den Akker, Yolanda B de Rijke, Elisabeth F C van Rossum
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Scalp hair is increasingly used to measure the long-term exposure to endogenous glucocorticoids hormones. Long-term cortisone (HairE) and cortisol (HairF) have been associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and psychopathology. However, little is known about the influence of the use of local corticosteroids and major stressful life events on hair glucocorticoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined HairE and HairF using liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry in 295 adult participants of the population-based Lifelines cohort study (75% females, median age 42)...
February 27, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282020/prevalence-of-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-among-adults-by-physical-activity-united-states-2011-2014
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Marissa L Zwald, Lara J Akinbami, Tala H I Fakhouri, Chryl D Fryar
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey •The prevalence of low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol was significantly higher among adults who did not meet recommended physical activity guidelines (21.0%) than adults who met the guidelines (17.7%). •Low HDL cholesterol prevalence differed significantly for both men and women by adherence to physical activity guidelines. •Prevalence of low HDL cholesterol declined as age increased for both those who did and did not meet the physical activity guidelines...
March 2017: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273386/performance-of-the-pooled-cohort-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-score-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-persons
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Kara W Chew, Debika Bhattacharya, Tamara B Horwich, Peng Yan, Kathleen A McGinnis, Chi-Hong Tseng, Matthew S Freiberg, Judith S Currier, Adeel A Butt
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The recommended Pooled Cohort Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk equation for estimation of 10-year CVD risk has not been validated in HCV-infected populations. We examined the performance of the ASCVD risk score in HCV-infected persons, using the national Electronically Retrieved Cohort of HCV Infected Veterans (ERCHIVES) to derive a cohort of HCV-infected and uninfected subjects without baseline ASCVD, hepatitis B, or HIV infection, and with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level<190 mg/dL...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271171/histological-and-ultrastructural-characterization-of-alkaptonuric-tissues
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Lia Millucci, Giulia Bernardini, Adriano Spreafico, Maurizio Orlandini, Daniela Braconi, Marcella Laschi, Michela Geminiani, Pietro Lupetti, Giovanna Giorgetti, Cecilia Viti, Bruno Frediani, Barbara Marzocchi, Annalisa Santucci
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a hereditary disorder that results from altered structure and function of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase (HGD). This enzyme, predominantly produced by liver and kidney, is responsible for the breakdown of homogentisic acid (HGA), an intermediate in the tyrosine degradation pathway. A deficient HGD activity causes HGA levels to rise systemically. The disease is clinically characterized by homogentisic aciduria, bluish-black discoloration of connective tissues (ochronosis) and joint arthropathy...
March 7, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267855/association-between-dietary-factors-and-mortality-from-heart-disease-stroke-and-type-2-diabetes-in-the-united-states
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Renata Micha, Jose L Peñalvo, Frederick Cudhea, Fumiaki Imamura, Colin D Rehm, Dariush Mozaffarian
Importance: In the United States, national associations of individual dietary factors with specific cardiometabolic diseases are not well established. Objective: To estimate associations of intake of 10 specific dietary factors with mortality due to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes (cardiometabolic mortality) among US adults. Design, Setting, and Participants: A comparative risk assessment model incorporated data and corresponding uncertainty on population demographics and dietary habits from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (1999-2002: n = 8104; 2009-2012: n = 8516); estimated associations of diet and disease from meta-analyses of prospective studies and clinical trials with validity analyses to assess potential bias; and estimated disease-specific national mortality from the National Center for Health Statistics...
March 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267479/left-ventricular-mass-geometry-and-silent-cerebrovascular-disease-the-cardiovascular-abnormalities-and-brain-lesions-cabl-study
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Koki Nakanishi, Zhezhen Jin, Shunichi Homma, Mitchell S V Elkind, Tatjana Rundek, Aylin Tugcu, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Charles DeCarli, Clinton B Wright, Ralph L Sacco, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND: Although abnormal left ventricular geometric patterns have prognostic value for morbidity and mortality, their possible association with silent cerebrovascular disease has not been extensively evaluated. METHODS: We examined 665 participants in the CABL study who underwent transthoracic echocardiography and brain magnetic resonance imaging. Participants were divided into 4 geometric patterns: normal geometry (n=397), concentric remodeling (n=89), eccentric hypertrophy (n=126), and concentric hypertrophy (n=53)...
March 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261371/vitamin-d-and-cardiovascular-disease-can-novel-measures-of-vitamin-d-status-improve-risk-prediction-and-address-the-vitamin-d-racial-paradox
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Samuel M Kim, Pamela L Lutsey, Erin D Michos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a state-of-the-art update on some emerging measures of vitamin D status and discuss how assessment of these key vitamin D metabolites might improve prognostication of risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Vitamin D deficiency is a highly prevalent condition and relatively easy to treat with supplementation and/or modest sunlight exposure. A substantial body of experimental and epidemiological evidence suggest that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for CVD...
January 2017: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255098/outcomes-of-an-integrated-community-based-nurse-led-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-programme
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S B Connolly, K Kotseva, C Jennings, A Atrey, J Jones, A Brown, P Bassett, D A Wood
BACKGROUND: National guidance for England recommends that cardiovascular disease (CVD) should be managed as a family of diseases in the community. Here, we describe the results of such an approach. METHODS: Patients with established CVD or who were at high multifactorial risk (HRI) underwent a 12-week community-based nurse-led prevention programme (MyAction) that included lifestyle and risk factor management, prescription of medication and weekly exercise and education sessions...
March 2, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245334/association-of-type-1-diabetes-vs-type-2-diabetes-diagnosed-during-childhood-and-adolescence-with-complications-during-teenage-years-and-young-adulthood
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Dana Dabelea, Jeanette M Stafford, Elizabeth J Mayer-Davis, Ralph D'Agostino, Lawrence Dolan, Giuseppina Imperatore, Barbara Linder, Jean M Lawrence, Santica M Marcovina, Amy K Mottl, Mary Helen Black, Rodica Pop-Busui, Sharon Saydah, Richard F Hamman, Catherine Pihoker
Importance: The burden and determinants of complications and comorbidities in contemporary youth-onset diabetes are unknown. Objective: To determine the prevalence of and risk factors for complications related to type 1 diabetes vs type 2 diabetes among teenagers and young adults who had been diagnosed with diabetes during childhood and adolescence. Design, Setting, and Participants: Observational study from 2002 to 2015 in 5 US locations, including 2018 participants with type 1 and type 2 diabetes diagnosed at younger than 20 years, with single outcome measures between 2011 and 2015...
February 28, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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