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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430614/features-and-risk-factors-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-a-population-with-high-stroke-incidence-in-china
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Yanqiu Zhang, Lingling Bai, Min Shi, Hongyan Lu, Yanan Wu, Jun Tu, Jingxian Ni, Jinghua Wang, Li Cao, Ping Lei, Xianjia Ning
Epidemiological studies have reported associations between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) or carotid plaque. However, definite risk factors at different phases of carotid atherosclerosis remain controversial. We aimed to explore risk factors and characteristics of carotid atherosclerosis at different stages in a low-income population with a high incidence of stroke in China. Between April 2014 and January 2015, we recruited 3789 stroke-free and cardiovascular disease-free residents aged ≥ 45 years...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418891/risk-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-dissection-in-patients-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Pei-Hsun Sung, Yao-Hsu Yang, Hsin-Ju Chiang, John Y Chiang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Ting Liu, Cheuk-Man Yu, Hon-Kan Yip
Although cardiovascular complications are the most common cause of death in patients with autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), the incidence and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD) in ADPKD remains unclear due to limited data and insufficient cases. We utilized the data from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to do a population-based cohort study (1997-2008). After excluding those patients with age <18 years old and initially concomitant diagnoses of end-stage renal disease and AAD, a total of 2076 ADPKD patients were selected from 1,000,000 of general population...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412543/diabetes-and-cardiovascular-events-in-high-risk-patients-insights-from-a-multicenter-registry-in-a-middle-income-country
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Beatriz D Schaan, Jose Albuquerque de Figueiredo Neto, Leila Beltrami Moreira, Priscila Ledur, Luiz Alberto P Mattos, Daniel Magnoni, Dalton Bertolim Precoma, Carlos Alberto Machado, Antônio Luiz da Silva Brasileiro, Felipe Montes Pena, Erno Harzheim, Sérgio Montenegro, Sabrina Bernardez-Pereira, Lucas P Damiani, Fernanda M Consolim-Colombo, Angelo Amato Vicenzo de Paola, Jadelson Andrade, Jorge Ilha Guimarães, Otávio Berwanger
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the rate of major clinical events and its determinants in patients with previous cardiovascular event or not, and with or without diabetes from a middle-income country. METHODS: REACT study is a multicenter registry conducted between July 2010 and May 2013 in Brazil. Patients were eligible if they were over 45years old and high cardiovascular risk. Patients were followed for 12months; data were collected regarding adherence to evidence-based therapies and occurrence of clinical events (all-cause mortality, non-fatal cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, or stroke)...
March 25, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406328/effects-of-education-and-income-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Win Khaing, Sakda A Vallibhakara, John Attia, Mark McEvoy, Ammarin Thakkinstian
Objective Previous studies have reported discrepancy effects of education and income on cardiovascular diseases. This systematic review and meta-analysis was therefore conducted which aimed to summarize effects of education and income on cardiovascular diseases. Methods Studies were identified from Medline and Scopus until July 2016. Cohorts were eligible if they assessed associations between education/income and cardiovascular diseases, had at least one outcome including coronary artery diseases, cardiovascular events, strokes and cardiovascular deaths...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401448/the-changing-epidemiology-of-infective-endocarditis-in-the-twenty-first-century
#5
REVIEW
J Ambrosioni, M Hernandez-Meneses, A Téllez, J Pericàs, C Falces, J M Tolosana, B Vidal, M Almela, E Quintana, J Llopis, A Moreno, José M Miro
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Infective endocarditis (IE) is a relatively infrequent infectious disease. It does, however, causes serious morbidity, and its mortality rate has remained unchanged at approximately 25%. Changes in IE risk factors have deeply impacted its epidemiology during recent decades but literature from low-income countries is very scarce. Moreover, prophylaxis guidelines have recently changed and the impact on IE incidence is still unknown. RECENT FINDINGS: In high-income countries, the proportion of IE related to prior rheumatic disease has decreased significantly and has been replaced proportionally by cases related to degenerative valvulopathies, prosthetic valves, and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices...
May 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401135/the-effects-of-catastrophic-drug-plan-deductibles-on-older-women-s-use-of-cardiovascular-medicines-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Steven G Morgan, Emilie J Gladstone, Deirdre Weymann, Nadia Khan
BACKGROUND: In recent years, some provinces have implemented income-based catastrophic drug coverage in an effort to provide universal drug coverage while limiting government liability for the escalating costs of medicines needed for an aging population. We sought to examine the effects of income-based deductibles under British Columbia's Fair PharmaCare system on older patients' use of cardiovascular medicines in 2013, 10 years after the province's policy change. METHODS: Using linked administrative databases, we studied rates of hypertension and cholesterol medication used by 2 cohorts of older, married women who had different levels of public drug subsidy based solely on their spouses' ages...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400033/pre-hospital-policies-for-the-care-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-india-a-policy-document-analysis
#7
Amisha Patel, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Mark Berendsen, P P Mohanan, Mark D Huffman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India. In high-income countries, pre-hospital systems of care have been developed to manage acute manifestations of ischemic heart disease, such as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, it is unknown whether guidelines, policies, regulations, or laws exist to guide pre-hospital ACS care in India. We undertook a nation-wide document analysis to address this gap in knowledge. METHODS AND RESULTS: From November 2014 to May 2016, we searched for publicly available emergency care guidelines and legislation addressing pre-hospital ACS care in all 29 Indian states and 7 Union Territories via Internet search and direct correspondence...
April 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400027/socioeconomic-status-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-patients-admitted-with-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Faraj Kargoli, Eric Shulman, Philip Aagaard, David F Briceno, Ethan Hoch, Luigi Di Biase, John D Fisher, Jay Gross, Soo G Kim, Andrew Krumerman, Kevin J Ferrick
Lower socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. However, the association between SES and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is not clear. We examined whether SES predicts all-cause mortality in patients hospitalized with AF. This is a retrospective study of patients aged >18 years, admitted with a primary diagnosis of AF to Montefiore Medical Center between 2000 and 2010. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to determine predictors of survival adjusted for age, gender, heart failure, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, previous myocardial infraction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and SES...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399869/use-of-medical-services-and-medicines-attributable-to-type-2-diabetes-care-in-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon-a-cross-sectional-study
#9
Clarisse Mapa-Tassou, Leopold K Fezeu, Zakariaou Njoumemi, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Eugène Sobngwi, Jean Claude Mbanya
BACKGROUND: The increasing numbers of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a global concern and especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where diabetes must compete for resources with communicable diseases. Diabetes intensifies health care utilisation and leads to an increase in medical care costs. However, In Cameroon like in most developing countries, data on the impact of diabetes on the medical health system are scarce. We aimed to analyse the use of medical services and medicines attributable to T2D care in Yaoundé, Cameroon...
April 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394874/a-typology-for-charting-socioeconomic-mortality-gradients-go-south-west
#10
Tony Blakely, George Disney, June Atkinson, Andrea Teng, Johan P Mackenbach
BACKGROUND: Holistic depiction of time-trends in average mortality rates, and absolute and relative inequalities, is challenging. METHODS: We outline a typology for situations with falling average mortality rates (m↓; e.g. cardiovascular disease), rates stable over time (m-; e.g. some cancers), and increasing average mortality rates (m↑; e.g. suicide in some contexts). If we consider inequality trends on both the absolute (a) and relative (r) scales, there are 13 possible combination of m, a, and r trends over time...
April 5, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394104/socio-cultural-effects-on-mental-health-and-common-chronic-diseases-in-primary-care-patients-in-east-and-west-mostar-bosnia-and-herzegovina-preliminary-results
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Ivan Vasilj, Marina Vasilj, Branka Aukst Margetić, Ivo Curić, Belma Sarić, Marko Martinac, Dragan Babić, Milenko Bevanda
Since war activities, the previously mixed population of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, live in segregated parts of the town based on ethnicity. The aim of this study was to examine differences in health risks and health status between populations of the two parts of the town. Health status of 300 randomly selected primary care patients was evaluated by practicing family physicians in two main primary care centers in West and East Mostar. Each group consisted of 150 patients. Data were collected between December 2013 and May 2014...
June 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389125/use-of-cardiovascular-prevention-treatments-after-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-china-and-associated-factors
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Emily R Atkins, Xin Du, Yangfeng Wu, Runlin Gao, Anushka Patel, Clara K Chow
BACKGROUND: Prevention of repeat cardiovascular events is an important means of addressing the increasing burden of coronary heart disease in China, however there is minimal information about the use of cardiovascular prevention treatment following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in China. METHODS: We analysed data from baseline and 6, 12, 18, and 24-month follow-up surveys of 15,140 consecutive ACS patients recruited in 70 hospitals from 17 provinces of China. We describe the use of indicated cardiovascular prevention medicines, risk factor control, change over time and factors associated with continued prevention...
March 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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
#13
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/28385069/is-there-a-link-between-wealth-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-among-hispanic-latinos-results-from-the-hchs-sol-sociocultural-ancillary-study
#14
Daniel F López-Cevallos, Patricia Gonzalez, Jeffrey W Bethel, Sheila F Castañeda, Carmen R Isasi, Frank J Penedo, Lizette Ojeda, Sonia M Davis, Diana A Chirinos, Kristine M Molina, Yanping Teng, Venera Bekthesi, Linda C Gallo
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between wealth and cardiovascular disease risk factors among Hispanic/Latinos of diverse backgrounds. DESIGN: This cross-sectional study used data from 4971 Hispanic/Latinos, 18-74 years, who participated in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) baseline exam and the HCHS/SOL Sociocultural Ancillary Study. Three objectively measured cardiovascular disease risk factors (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity) were included...
April 6, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383612/european-cardiovascular-mortality-over-the-last-three-decades-evaluation-of-time-trends-forecasts-for-2016
#15
M Gaeta, F Campanella, L Gentile, G M Schifino, L Capasso, F Bandera, G Banfi, M Arpesella, C Ricci
BACKGROUND: The circulatory diseases, in particular ischemic heart diseases and stroke, represent the main causes of death worldwide both in high income and in middle and low income countries. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive report to depict the circulatory disease mortality in Europe over the last 30 years and to address the sources of heterogeneity among different countries. METHODS: Our study was performed using the WHO statistical information system - mortality database - and was restricted to the 28 countries belonging to the European Union (EU-28)...
May 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377791/effect-of-a-12-week-summer-break-on-school-day-physical-activity-and-health-related-fitness-in-low-income-children-from-cspap-schools
#16
You Fu, Timothy A Brusseau, James C Hannon, Ryan D Burns
Background. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 12-week summer break on school day physical activity and health-related fitness (HRF) in children from schools receiving a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP). Methods. Participants were school-aged children (N = 1,232; 624 girls and 608 boys; mean age = 9.5 ± 1.8 years) recruited from three low-income schools receiving a CSPAP. Physical activity and HRF levels were collected during the end of spring semester 2015 and again during the beginning of fall semester 2015...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377541/depression-and-associated-factors-in-hospitalized-elderly-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-saudi-teaching-hospital
#17
Sultan Hassan Alamri, Abdulaziz Ihsan Bari, Abdulrahman Talal Ali
BACKGROUND: Depression in the elderly is a serious and often underdiagnosed psychiatric disorder that has been linked to adverse outcomes in the hospital setting. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of depression and possible associated factors among hospitalized elderly. DESIGN: An analytical cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Medical and surgical wards of King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 200 consecutively hospitalized patients aged 60 years and older...
March 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377269/multivitamin-use-and-adverse-birth-outcomes-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Hanne T Wolf, Hanne K Hegaard, Lene D Huusom, Anja B Pinborg
BACKGROUND: In high-income countries, a healthy diet is widely accessible. However, a change toward a poor-quality diet with a low nutritional value in high-income countries has led to an inadequate vitamin intake during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between multivitamin use among women in high-income countries and the risk of adverse birth outcomes (preterm birth [primary outcome], low birthweight, small for gestational age, stillbirth, neonatal death, perinatal mortality, and congenital anomalies without further specification)...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372963/2016-rad-aid-conference-on-international%C3%A2-radiology-for-developing-countries-gaps-growth-and-united-nations-sustainable-development-goals
#19
Daniel J Mollura, Garshasb Soroosh, Melissa P Culp
The 2016 RAD-AID Conference analyzed the accelerated global activity in the radiology community that is transforming medical imaging into an effective spearhead of health care capacity building in low- and middle-income countries. Global health efforts historically emphasized disaster response, crisis zones, and infectious disease outbreaks. However, the projected doubling of cancer and cardiovascular deaths in developing countries in the next 15 years and the need for higher technology screening and diagnostic technologies in low-resource regions, as articulated by the United Nations' new Sustainable Development Goals of 2016, is heightening the role of radiology in global health...
March 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358956/ethnic-differences-in-the-association-between-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-vision-specific-functioning
#20
Eva K Fenwick, Ryan E K Man, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Ching-Yu Cheng, Kumari Neelam, Jacqueline Chua, Alfred T L Gan, Paul Mitchell, Tien Y Wong, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: Understanding the link between ethnicity and health is critical to making appropriate public policy decisions. Few population-level data are available about this connection, however, including the influence of ethnicity on the association between age-related macular degeneration (AMD)and vision-specific functioning (VSF). Objective: To identify the influence of ethnicity on VSF among Chinese, Malay, and Indian patients with AMD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional, population-based study relied on patients and their data from 3 population-based studies in 3 ethnic groups: Chinese, Malay and Indian...
March 30, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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