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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150990/prevalence-of-dry-eye-disease-and-its-association-with-dyslipidemia
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Krishnamoorthy Rathnakumar, Kaliaperumal Ramachandran, Durairaj Baba, Venkatachalam Ramesh, Velusamy Anebaracy, Ramachandran Vidhya, Rajamanickam Vinothkumar, Ramamurthy Poovitha, Rajagopalan Geetha
BACKGROUND: Dry eye disease (DED) is a common ocular surface disease significantly affecting the quality of life of patients. The aim of our study is to focus on the prevalence of DED and to determine the relationship between dyslipidemia and DED. METHODS: The study was performed with the age group of 25-70 years, who attended the ophthalmology outpatient department at Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences with complaints of dry eye. A standard questionnaire was taken, and tear film tests were performed to diagnose dry eye...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150250/a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-the-tolerability-of-a-triple-combination-of-amlodipine-losartan-rosuvastatin-in-patients-with-comorbid-essential-hypertension-and-hyperlipidemia
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Hae-Young Lee, Seok-Yeon Kim, Kee-Joon Choi, Byung-Su Yoo, Dong-Hun Cha, Hae Ok Jung, Dong-Ryeol Ryu, Joon Hyouk Choi, Kwang Je Lee, Tae Ho Park, Ju Hyeon Oh, Sang Min Kim, Ji-Yong Choi, Kye Hun Kim, Jaemin Shim, Woo-Shik Kim, Si-Wan Choi, Dae-Gyun Park, Pil-Sang Song, Taek-Jong Hong, Moo-Yong Rhee, Seung-Woon Rha, Seung Woo Park
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a triple combination of amlodipine/losartan/rosuvastatin in patients with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted. Eligible patients with hypertension and a sitting diastolic blood pressure (SiDBP) of >90 mm Hg and LDL-C levels <250mg/dL were screened. After a 4-week run-in period with therapeutic lifestyle changes and losartan potassium 100mg once daily, patients who met both blood pressure criteria (80 mm Hg ≤ SiDBP < 110 mm Hg) and the LDL-C level criteria (defined in the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III cardiovascular risk categories) were randomized to 1 of 3 groups and treated once daily for 8 weeks: losartan potassium 100mg + rosuvastatin 20mg treatment (L/R 100/20) group, amlodipine camsylate 5mg + losartan potassium 100mg treatment (A/L 5/100) group, and amlodipine 5mg+ losartan potassium 100mg + rosuvastatin 20mg (A/L/R 5/100/20) group...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149179/postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-a-pooled-analysis-of-data-from-population-based-cohort-studies
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Germán D Carrasquilla, Paolo Frumento, Anita Berglund, Christer Borgfeldt, Matteo Bottai, Chiara Chiavenna, Mats Eliasson, Gunnar Engström, Göran Hallmans, Jan-Håkan Jansson, Patrik K Magnusson, Peter M Nilsson, Nancy L Pedersen, Alicja Wolk, Karin Leander
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates a favourable influence of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) if initiated early, but not late, on subclinical atherosclerosis. However, the clinical relevance of timing of HT initiation for hard end points such as stroke remains to be determined. Further, no previous research has considered the timing of initiation of HT in relation to haemorrhagic stroke risk. The importance of the route of administration, type, active ingredient, and duration of HT for stroke risk is also unclear...
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148633/clinical-assessment-of-cardiovascular-disease-associated-risk-factors-in-jimmatown-southwest-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-%C3%A2-sectional-study
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Hailemichael Desalegn, Sintayehu Fekadu, Amare Deribew
Introduction: Cardiovascular disease has been identified as emerging epidemic in developing world and Sub-saharan Africa. The prevalence of risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease is not clearly established in our country. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular disease associated risk factors in Jimma town. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in sampled adults in Jimma town. Multi-stage sampling was used by combining simple random sampling to select kebeles of Jimma town and then systematic random sampling to select the house hold ...
January 2017: Ethiopian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147128/the-effect-of-educational-intervention-on-weight-loss-in-adolescents-with-overweight-and-obesity-application-of-the-theory-of-planned-behavior
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Seyed Saeed Mazloomy-Mahmoodabad, Zohreh Sadat Navabi, Alireza Ahmadi, Mohsen Askarishahi
BACKGROUND: The increased prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is associated with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular diseases. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) efficiently explains the ability of perceived behavioral control and possibly attitude to enhance the motivations of the obese people to lose weight. Our aim was to investigate the effect of TPB-based education on weight loss in obese and overweight adolescents. METHODS: In an interventional study, simple random sampling was used to select 86 overweight and obese adolescents aged 13-18 years in the pediatric clinic at the Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute...
July 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146661/what-is-the-relationship-between-physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-stroke-survivors-post-completion-of-rehabilitation-protocol-for-a-longitudinal-study
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Natalie A Fini, Julie Bernhardt, Anne E Holland
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity (PA) can modify cardiovascular and other health risks in people with stroke, but we know little about long-term PA in this group. This study aims to describe PA levels and investigate relationships between PA, cardiovascular risk factors, mobility and participant characteristics (eg, age, mood and fatigue) in the 2 years following rehabilitation discharge after first stroke. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a longitudinal observational study with follow-up at 6, 12 and 24 months after rehabilitation discharge...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146490/educational-inequalities-in-cardiovascular-risk-factor-and-blood-pressure-control-in-elderly-adults-comparison-of-mesa-cohort-and-chilean-nhs-survey-outcome-measures
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Carolina Nazzal, Steven Shea, Cecilia Castro-Diehl, Tania Alfaro, Patricia Frenz, Carlos J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Social determinants differ between countries, which is not always considered when adapting health policies and interventions to face inequalities in noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to analyze educational inequalities in controlled blood pressure (CBP), obesity, and smoking in study populations from Chile and the United States in 2 periods, both countries with large social inequalities. METHODS: The study used data from the first and fifth waves of the MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort, and the 2003 and 2009 to 2010 Chilean National Health Survey (CNHS) survey outcome measures...
November 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145549/generational-differences-in-the-5-year-incidence-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Karen J Cruickshanks, David M Nondahl, Lauren J Johnson, Dayna S Dalton, Mary E Fisher, Guan-Hua Huang, Barbara E Klein, Ronald Klein, Carla R Schubert
Importance: Whether a reported decline in the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) continued for people born during the Baby Boom years (1946-1964) or later is unknown. These data are important to plan for ocular health care needs in the 21st century. Objectives: To determine whether the 5-year risk for AMD declined by generation and to identify factors that contributed to improvement in risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data came from the longitudinal cohort Beaver Dam Eye Study (March 1, 1988, through September 15, 1990, and March 1, 1993, through June 15, 1995) and the Beaver Dam Offspring Study (June 8, 2005, through August 4, 2008, and July 12, 2010, through March 21, 2013)...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145428/abnormal-brain-white-matter-microstructure-is-associated-with-both-pre-hypertension-and-hypertension
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Hideaki Suzuki, He Gao, Wenjia Bai, Evangelos Evangelou, Ben Glocker, Declan P O'Regan, Paul Elliott, Paul M Matthews
OBJECTIVES: To characterize effects of chronically elevated blood pressure on the brain, we tested for brain white matter microstructural differences associated with normotension, pre-hypertension and hypertension in recently available brain magnetic resonance imaging data from 4659 participants without known neurological or psychiatric disease (62.3±7.4 yrs, 47.0% male) in UK Biobank. METHODS: For assessment of white matter microstructure, we used measures derived from neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI) including the intracellular volume fraction (an estimate of neurite density) and isotropic volume fraction (an index of the relative extra-cellular water diffusion)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144534/building-and-strengthening-capacity-for-cardiovascular-research-in-africa-through-technical-training-workshops-a-report-of-the-joint-course-on-health-research-methods-by-the-clinical-research-education-networking-and-consultancy-and-the-ivorian-society-of-cardiology
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Bonaventure Suiru Dzekem, Jean Baptiste Kacou, Martin Abanda, Euloge Kramoh, Yves Yapobi, Samuel Kingue, Andre Pascal Kengne, Anastase Dzudie
Africa bears a quarter of the global burden of disease but contributes less than 2% of the global research publications on health, partially due to a lack of expertise and skills to carry out scientific research. We report on a short course on research methods organised by the Clinical Research Education Networking and Consultancy (CRENC) during the third international congress of the Ivorian Cardiac Society (SICARD) in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Results from the pre- and post-test evaluation during this course showed that African researchers could contribute more to scientific research and publications, provided adequate support and investment is geared towards the identification and training of motivated early-career scientists...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142179/usefulness-of-a-short-dietary-propensity-questionnaire-in-japan
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Nagako Okuda, Kazuyoshi Itai, Akira Okayama
AIM: There is a growing need for nutritional education for prevention and non-pharmacological treatment of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We compared the results of a short dietary propensity questionnaire (SDPQ) with those from the food frequency and quantity survey (FF Quantity), which had been previously quantitatively assessed by comparison with the 24-hr dietary recall (24hr-DR), to examine the usefulness of the SDPQ. The SDPQ was designed to assess dietary propensities of 12 food/nutrients relevant to CVD risk factors...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136482/impact-of-an-elementary-school-based-intervention-on-physical-activity-time-and-aerobic-capacity-georgia-2013-2014
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Hayley A Braun, Christi M Kay, Patricia Cheung, Paul S Weiss, Julie A Gazmararian
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the impact of a 1-year elementary school physical activity intervention on changes in teacher-reported school-based physical activity time and (2) assess the relationship between these changes and changes in student aerobic capacity. METHODS: HealthMPowers, a nonprofit organization, provided a multicomponent physical activity intervention to 3479 students in 39 schools in Georgia during 2013-2014. HealthMPowers administered a survey to faculty members before (August 2013) and after (May 2014) the intervention to measure student physical activity times...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135955/humidity-may-modify-the-relationship-between-temperature-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-zhejiang-province-china
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Jie Zeng, Xuehai Zhang, Jun Yang, Junzhe Bao, Hao Xiang, Keith Dear, Qiyong Liu, Shao Lin, Wayne R Lawrence, Aihua Lin, Cunrui Huang
Background: The evidence of increased mortality attributable to extreme temperatures is widely characterized in climate-health studies. However, few of these studies have examined the role of humidity on temperature-mortality association. We investigated the joint effect between temperature and humidity on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in Zhejiang Province, China. Methods: We collected data on daily meteorological and CVD mortality from 11 cities in Zhejiang Province during 2010-2013. We first applied time-series Poisson regression analysis within the framework of distributed lag non-linear models to estimate the city-specific effect of temperature and humidity on CVD mortality, after controlling for temporal trends and potential confounding variables...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134488/impact-of-clinical-pharmacists-intervention-on-management-of-hyperglycemia-in%C3%A2-pregnancy-in-jordan
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Razan Adnan Batta, Violet Kasabri, Amal Akour, Dana Hyassat, Abla Albsoul-Younes
Background and objective Hyperglycemia in pregnancy is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and postpartum (PP) diabetes. This study aimed to assess the impact of the clinical pharmacist-assisted program (CPAP) of optimizing drug therapy and intensive education on main management outcome measures of patient knowledge about diabetes, Quality of life (QoL) as measured by SF-36 including maternal complications, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) control, and HbA1c. Method This is a randomized controlled study. Pregnant (20-28 weeks) patients with hyperglycemia received CPAP (n = 51) as compared with conventional management (n = 34)...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133915/impact-of-spatial-characteristics-in-the-left-stenotic-coronary-artery-on-the-hemodynamics-and-visualization-of-3d-replica-models
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Yang Yang, Xin Liu, Yufa Xia, Xin Liu, Wanqing Wu, Huahua Xiong, Heye Zhang, Lin Xu, Kelvin K L Wong, Hanbin Ouyang, Wenhua Huang
Cardiovascular disease has been the major cause of death worldwide. Although the initiation and progression mechanism of the atherosclerosis are similar, the stenotic characteristics and the corresponding medical decisions are different between individuals. In the present study, we performed anatomic and hemodynamic analysis on 8 left coronary arterial trees with 10 identified stenoses. A novel boundary condition method had been implemented for fast computational fluid dynamics simulations and patient-specific three-dimensional printed models had been built for visualizations...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133383/structured-education-programme-for-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hamidreza Mani, Yogini Chudasama, Michelle Hadjiconstantinou, Daniel H Bodicoat, Charlotte Edwardson, Miles Levy, Laura J Gray, Janette Barnett, Heather Daly, Trevor A Howlett, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie J Davies
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured education programmes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Single centre, randomised controlled trial, testing a single exposure to a group-based, face-to-face, structured education programme. Inclusion criteria were women with PCOS, aged 18-49 years inclusive and Body Mass Index ≥ 23 kg/m2 for Black and Minority Ethnicities or ≥ 25 kg/m2 for White Europeans. Primary outcome was step count/day at 12 months...
November 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132597/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-transport-where-do-our-patients-go-after-transport
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Emily Krennerich, Curtis G Sitler, Manish Shah, Fong Lam, Jeanine Graf
OBJECTIVE: This review describes disposition of transported children and identifies contributing factors affecting optimal patient placement. The study describes timing and patient placement indicators in transport patients to identify areas of improvement, re-education, and training. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for transports via our pediatric specialty transport team from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014, was performed. Patients were identified by the transport quality assurance performance improvement database, hospital electronic medical records, and transport medical records...
November 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132553/dysregulation-of-glucose-metabolism-since-young-adulthood-increases-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Pao-Huan Chen, Yen-Kuang Lin, Chi-Kang Chang, Shuo-Ju Chiang, Shang-Ying Tsai
Aging patients with bipolar disorder (BD) are at a high risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, few studies have directly examined the association between metabolic risks and CVDs in patients with BD across the lifespan. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine lifetime metabolic risk factors for CVDs in patients with BD. We recruited BD-I patients who were more than 50 years old and had had at least one psychiatric hospitalization. Patients who had a cardiologist-confirmed CVD diagnosis (ICD-9 code 401-414) were assigned to the case group...
December 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132438/framingham-risk-score-for-estimation-of-10-years-of-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Leila Jahangiry, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Fatemeh Rezaei
BACKGROUND: There are a few studies evaluating the predictive value of Framingham risk score (FRS) for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in patients with metabolic syndrome in Iran. Because of the emerging high prevalence of CVD among Iranian population, it is important to predict its risk among populations with potential predictive tools. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to evaluate the FRS and its determinants in patients with metabolic syndrome. METHODS: In the current cross-sectional study, 160 patients with metabolic syndrome diagnosed according to the National Cholesterol Education Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III criteria were enrolled...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131132/points-of-concern-in-post-acute-kidney-injury-management
#20
Jill Vanmassenhove, Raymond Vanholder, Norbert Lameire
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) will in the future remain high, partly due to an increase in comorbidities and other AKI favoring factors such as the rise in high-risk diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. AKI has emerged as a major public health concern with high human and financial costs. It has recently been demonstrated that patients surviving an AKI episode show increased all-cause mortality, chronic kidney disease (CKD), ESRD, cardiovascular events, and reduced quality of life. Although it is important to acknowledge that, after an AKI episode, the risk of dying by far exceeds the risk of developing incident or progressive CKD and/or entering a maintenance renal replacement therapy (RRT) program, currently only a minority of patients are referred for renal follow-up, even after AKI-requiring RRT...
November 2, 2017: Nephron
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