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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191541/metabolic-acidosis-status-and-mortality-in-patients-on-the-end-stage-of-renal-disease
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Vaia D Raikou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Uncorrected metabolic acidosis leads to higher death risk in dialysis patients. We observed the relationship between metabolic acidosis status and mortality rate in patients on renal replacement therapy during a median follow up time of 60 months. METHODS: We studied 76 patients on an on-line hemodiafiltration. The dialysis adequacy was defined by Kt/V for urea. The Framingham risk score (FRS) points were used to determine the 10-year risk for coronary heart disease...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185105/evaluation-of-the-framingham-heart-study-risk-factors-and-risk-score-for-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-at-10%C3%A2-years-in-a-thai-general-population
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Krittika Saranburut, Prin Vathesatogkit, Anchalee Chittamma, Somlak Vanavanan, Nisakron Thongmung, Tuangrat Tangstheanphan, Piyamitr Sritara, Chagriya Kitiyakara
PURPOSE: Asians have some of the highest rates of end-stage renal disease, but there is limited information on the risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Asian general population. A risk score for incident CKD for the general population has been developed from the US Framingham Heart Study (FHS) Offspring cohort. This score has been validated on Caucasians and African-Americans, but has not been tested on Asians. We aimed to assess the importance of the FHS risk factors and the performance of the FHS risk score in predicting incident CKD at 10 years in a Thai community-based population...
February 9, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183786/extracellular-rnas-are-associated-with-insulin-resistance-and-metabolic-phenotypes
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Ravi Shah, Venkatesh Murthy, Michael Pacold, Kirsty Danielson, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Martin G Larson, Kristina Hanspers, Alexander Pico, Eric Mick, Jared Reis, Sarah de Ferranti, Elizaveta Freinkman, Daniel Levy, Udo Hoffmann, Stavroula Osganian, Saumya Das, Jane E Freedman
OBJECTIVE: Insulin resistance (IR) is a hallmark of obesity and metabolic disease. Circulating extracellular RNAs (ex-RNAs), stable RNA molecules in plasma, may play a role in IR, though most studies on ex-RNAs in IR are small. We sought to characterize the relationship between ex-RNAs and metabolic phenotypes in a large community-based human cohort. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We measured circulating plasma ex-RNAs in 2,317 participants without diabetes in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) Offspring Cohort at cycle 8 and defined associations between ex-RNAs and IR (measured by circulating insulin level)...
February 9, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178938/messenger-rna-and-microrna-transcriptomic-signatures-of-cardiometabolic-risk-factors
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David D McManus, Jian Rong, Tianxiao Huan, Sean Lacey, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Peter J Munson, Martin G Larson, Roby Joehanes, Venkatesh Murthy, Ravi Shah, Jane E Freedman, Daniel Levy
BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic (CM) risk factors are heritable and cluster in individuals. We hypothesized that CM risk factors are associated with multiple shared and unique mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) signatures. We examined associations of mRNA and miRNA levels with 6 CM traits: body mass index, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, fasting glucose, and systolic and diastolic blood pressures through cross-sectional analysis of 2812 Framingham Heart Study who had whole blood collection for RNA isolation for mRNA and miRNA expression studies and who consented to genetic research...
February 8, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159800/a-revised-framingham-stroke-risk-profile-to-reflect-temporal-trends
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Carole Dufouil, Alexa S Beiser, Leslie A McClure, Philip A Wolf, Christophe Tzourio, Virginia J Howard, Andrew J Westwood, Jayandra J Himali, Lisa M Sullivan, Hugo J Aparicio, Margaret Kelly-Hayes, Karen Ritchie, Carlos S Kase, Aleksandra Pikula, Jose R Romero, Ralph B D'Agostino, Cécilia Samieri, Ramachandran S Vasan, Genevieve Chêne, George Howard, Sudha Seshadri
BACKGROUND: -Age-adjusted stroke incidence has decreased over the past 50 years, likely due to changes in the prevalence and impact of various stroke risk factors. An updated version of the Framingham Stroke Risk Profile (FSRP) might better predict current risks in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) and other cohorts. We compared the accuracy of the standard (Old), and of a revised (New) version of the FSRP in predicting the risk of all-stroke and ischemic stroke, and validated this new FSRP in two external cohorts, the 3 Cities (3C) and REGARDS studies...
February 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152437/platelet-function-as-a-risk-factor-for-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-framingham-heart-study
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Marja K Puurunen, Shih-Jen Hwang, Chris J O'Donnell, Geoffrey Tofler, Andrew D Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The relationship of venous thromboembolism (VTE) with platelet reactivity is unclear. Platelet function plays a key role in arterial thrombosis. Evidence suggests antiplatelet agents also effects in reducing VTE. Our aim is to describe the role of baseline platelet function in development of VTE in the community-based Framingham Heart Study (FHS) cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants in the Framingham Offspring cohort fifth examination and Omni cohort first examination were eligible...
January 25, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150376/a-noninvasive-sonographic-study-of-multisite-atherosclerosis-in-an-elderly-chinese-population
#7
Manwei Huang, Daniel S Hippe, Lingyun Huang, Xihai Zhao, Jianwen Luo, Qingyu Zeng, Chun Yuan
OBJECTIVES: A sonographic study was conducted to determine the prevalence of atherosclerosis across multiple arterial beds in an elderly Chinese population and to examine relationships between detected atherosclerosis and traditional risk factors. METHODS: A total of 197 participants underwent sonography of the abdominal aorta and bilateral carotid, femoral, and lower limb arteries. Images were reviewed to determine the presence or absence of plaques in each artery...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143923/cerebral-microbleeds-as-predictors-of-mortality-the-framingham-heart-study
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José R Romero, Sarah R Preis, Alexa Beiser, Jayandra J Himali, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Philip A Wolf, Carlos S Kase, Vasan S Ramachandran, Charles DeCarli, Sudha Seshadri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds (CMB) represent a common magnetic resonance imaging marker of cerebral small vessel disease, increasingly recognized as a subclinical marker of stroke and dementia risk. CMB detection may reflect the cumulative effect of vascular risk burden and be a marker of higher mortality. We investigated the relation of CMB to risk of death in community dwelling participants free of stroke and dementia. METHODS: We evaluated 1963 Framingham Original and Offspring Cohort participants (mean age 67 years; 54% women) with available brain magnetic resonance imaging and mortality data...
January 31, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139218/erratum-to-metabolomic-profiling-in-relation-to-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-framingham-heart-study
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January 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137484/lung-function-percent-emphysema-and-qt-duration-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa-lung-study
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Hilary F Armstrong, Gina S Lovasi, Elsayed Z Soliman, Susan R Heckbert, Bruce M Psaty, John H M Austin, Jerry A Krishnan, Eric A Hoffman, Craig Johnson, Matthew J Budoff, Karol E Watson, R Graham Barr
BACKGROUND: The QT interval on electrocardiogram (ECG) reflects ventricular repolarization; a prolonged QT interval is associated with increased mortality risk. Prior studies suggest an association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and prolonged QT interval. However, these studies were small and often enrolled hospital-based samples. We tested the hypotheses that lower lung function and increased percent emphysema on computed tomography (CT) are associated with a prolonged QT interval in a general population sample and additionally in those with COPD...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132183/chronic-diseases-and-lifestyle-biomarkers-identification-by-metabolomics
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Annalaura Mastrangelo, Coral Barbas
Chronic diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), are complex disorders that last for long periods of time and progress slowly. They currently account for the major cause of death worldwide with an alarming increase in rate both in developed and developing countries. In this chapter, the principal metabolomic-based investigations on chronic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and respiratory chronic diseases) and their major risk factors (particularly overweight/obesity) are described by focusing both on metabolites and metabolic pathways...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127708/associations-between-hunter-type-a-b-personality-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-from-adolescence-through-young-adulthood
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Benjamin D Pollock, Wei Chen, Emily W Harville, Lydia A Bazzano
PURPOSE: Type A personality, characterized by action-oriented tendencies, has been linked to cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly adults. Alternatively, limited research has tested whether personality type A/B and cardiovascular (CVD) risk are linked prior to adulthood. Therefore, we used the Hunter-Wolf A/B personality score to determine whether personality type A/B is associated with traditional CVD risk factors during adolescence, and more importantly if personality type, or its individual type A components, are associated with cardiovascular risk through young adulthood...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126319/is-there-a-role-for-coronary-artery-calcification-scoring-in-primary-prevention-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Kazuhiro Osawa, Rine Nakanishi, Matthew J Budoff
Cerebrovascular disease (CVA) is one of the most prevalent causes of death and disability in the United States, and its primary prevention is crucial. For the primary prevention of CVA, it is commonly recommended that all adults should initially undergo an office-based traditional risk assessment using established predictive models, such as the Framingham Stroke Profile Score or the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk calculator from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)...
January 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125958/long-term-mortality-in-older-patients-discharged-after-acute-decompensated-heart-failure-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Pierre-André Natella, Philippe Le Corvoisier, Elena Paillaud, Bertrand Renaud, Isabelle Mahé, Jean-François Bergmann, Hervé Perchet, Dominique Mottier, Olivier Montagne, Sylvie Bastuji-Garin
BACKGROUND: Data are available on short- and intermediate-term mortality rates after discharge for acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). However, few studies specifically addressed ADHF outcomes in patients aged 75 years or over, who contribute more than half of all ADHF admissions. Our objectives here were to estimate the long-term mortality of patients aged 75 years or over who were discharged after admission for ADHF and to identify factors, especially geriatric findings, independently associated with 2-year mortality...
January 26, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117138/red-cell-distribution-width-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-mortality-insights-from-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-iii
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Neeraj Shah, Mohit Pahuja, Sadip Pant, Aman Handa, Vratika Agarwal, Nileshkumar Patel, Raman Dusaj
INTRODUCTION: Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been linked to cardiovascular disease. We sought to determine whether addition of RDW improved the Framingham risk score (FRS) model to predict cardiovascular mortality in a healthy US cohort. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey-III (1988-94) cohort, including non-anemic subjects aged 30-79years. Primary endpoint was death from coronary heart disease (CHD)...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112860/associations-of-objective-physical-activity-with-insulin-sensitivity-and-circulating-adipokine-profile-the-framingham-heart-study
#16
N L Spartano, M D Stevenson, V Xanthakis, M G Larson, C Andersson, J M Murabito, R S Vasan
The purpose of this study was to explore the relation of physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (SED) to insulin sensitivity and adipokines. We assessed PA and SED using Actical accelerometers and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in 2109 participants (free of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus) from Framingham Generation 3 and Omni 2 cohorts (mean age 46 years, 54% women). Systemic inflammation (C-reactive protein [CRP]) and circulating adipokines were measured 6 years earlier. Steps per day, moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA) and SED per wear time (%SED) were predictor variables in multivariable regression analyses, with HOMA-IR, CRP and circulating adipokines as outcome measures...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111356/a-novel-quantitative-approach-to-the-measurement-of-abdominal-aortic-calcification-as-applied-to-the-canadian-multicenter-osteoporosis-study-camos
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Mark Grant, Mandy E Turner, Jeremy Murray-Guenther, Tassos Anastassiades, Wilma M Hopman, Stephen M Adams, Paul Jeronimo, Robert Nolan, Michael A Adams, Rachel M Holden
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Lateral spine radiographs provide an inexpensive resource for characterizing abdominal aortic calcification (AAC). A widely accepted measurement of AAC is the semi-quantitative technique generated by the Framingham Heart Study (F-AAC-24). We sought to develop an analytical method to quantify ACC (QAAC) on lateral spine radiographs and compare the finding to conventional subjective measurements. METHODS: Severity of AAC was quantified by measuring pixel intensities in the user-defined region of the aorta with internal standardization to the vertebral endplates and background calibration to the density of the vertebral body...
January 19, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110311/carotid-intima-media-thickness-score-positive-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcium-score-and-incident-coronary-heart-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#18
Joseph F Polak, Moyses Szklo, Daniel H O'Leary
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery and internal carotid artery intima-media thicknesses (IMT) are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and increase with age. Using age, sex, and race/ethnicity IMT percentiles may improve CHD prediction when added to Framingham risk factors and coronary artery calcium score. We study these possibilities in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a multi-ethnic cohort of whites, Chinese, blacks, and Hispanics. METHODS AND RESULTS: IMT data were acquired in the age range 45 to 84 years...
January 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108552/predicted-residual-error-sum-of-squares-of-mixed-models-an-application-to-genomic-prediction
#19
Shizhong Xu
Genomic prediction is a statistical method to predict phenotypes of polygenic traits using high throughput genomic data. Most diseases and behaviors in human and animals are polygenic traits. The majority of agronomic traits in crops are also polygenic. Accurate prediction of these traits can help medical professionals diagnose acute diseases and breeders to increase food products, and therefore, significantly contribute to human health and global food security. The best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) is an important tool to analyze high throughput genomic data for prediction...
January 20, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100427/the-possible-role-of-propofol-in-drug-induced-torsades-de-pointes-a-real-world-single-center-analysis
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Victor A Abrich, Harish Ramakrishna, Arjun Mehta, Farouk Mookadam, Komandoor Srivathsan
BACKGROUND: Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with QT prolongation. Propofol is a sedative-anesthetic with proarrhythmic effects on cardiac myocytes. We performed a retrospective study to determine the incidence of TdP following propofol exposure at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from 08/11/1998-11/20/2015. METHODS: We queried our database using key search terms to identify patients exposed to propofol who developed TdP perioperatively or during non-surgical sedation...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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