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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457984/cardio-oncology-the-role-of-advanced-echocardiography-in-cancer-patients
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Lucia Venneri, Giacomo Zoppellaro, Rajdeep S Khattar
Cardio-oncology is a rapidly growing field aimed at improving the quality of care of cancer patients by preventing and monitoring cardiovascular complications resulting from cancer treatment. Cardiac imaging, and in particular, transthoracic echocardiography, plays an essential role in the baseline assessment and serial follow-up of cardio-oncology patients. Areas covered: This review article discusses the role of cardiac imaging with a focus on advanced echocardiography for the detection and management of cancer therapy related cardiovascular complications, in particular, left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure...
February 19, 2018: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457866/epigenetic-effects-of-metformin-from-molecular-mechanisms-to-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
S C Bridgeman, G C Ellison, P E Melton, P Newsholme, Cds Mamotte
There is a growing body of evidence that links epigenetic modifications to type 2 diabetes. Researchers have more recently investigated effects of commonly used medications, including those prescribed for diabetes, on epigenetic processes. This work reviews the influence of the widely used antidiabetic drug metformin on epigenomics, microRNA levels and subsequent gene expression and potential clinical implications. Metformin may influence the activity of numerous epigenetic modifying enzymes, mostly via modulating the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)...
February 19, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457523/natural-products-for-controlling-hyperlipidemia-review
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Walid Hamdy El-Tantawy, Abeer Temraz
Hyperlipidemia is an abnormality of lipid metabolism, characterized by an elevation of total cholesterol, triglyceride, and low density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and/or a decreasing of high density lipoprotein cholesterol in circulating levels. Hyperlipidemia has been ranked as one of the greatest risk factors contributing to prevalence and severity of coronary heart diseases. Hyperlipidemia-associated lipid disorders are considered the cause of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. There has been a growing interest in natural products and their role in the maintenance and improvement of health and wellness...
February 19, 2018: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456478/proximal-deletion-of-6q-overlapping-with-toriello-carey-facial-phenotype-prenatal-findings-clinical-course-differential-diagnosis-and-review
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Sofía Catena, Mariana Aracena, Óscar Pizarro, Karena Espinoza, Guillermo Lay-Son
Proximal deletion of 6q is a relatively rare chromosomal abnormality. Reported patients have deletions of different sizes but share partial overlap and present with similar clinical features, and some of them were described prior to the introduction of chromosome microarrays. We describe a male patient with prenatal sonographic findings of nuchal edema, intrauterine growth restriction, renal pelvis dilatation, and oligohydramnios. At birth, facial dysmorphism, retro/micrognathia, a short and wide neck as well as cardiovascular and renal anomalies were noted...
December 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456210/appraising-the-outcome-and-complications-of-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-in-self-care-peritoneal-dialysis-and-assisted-peritoneal-dialysis-a-5-year-review-of-a-single-saudi-center
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Jamal Saleh Al Wakeel, Mohammed A Al Ghonaim, Abdullah Aldohayan, Saira Usama, Saad Al Obaili, Ahmad R Tarakji, Mohammad Alkhowaiter
Our objective is to study the outcomes and complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD) including comparison of self-care PD with home-care assisted PD during a five-year period. A retrospective study of PD data at King Saud University-affiliated hospital in Riyadh from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. One hundred and eleven patients were included (female 55%). The average age was 47.4 (1-83) years. Twenty-one (18.91%) patients were on continuous ambulatory PD and 90 (81.08%) on automated PD. The mean time on PD was 23...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455950/sex-differences-in-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Jason G Andrade, Marc W Deyell, Andrea Y K Lee, Laurent Macle
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions. It remains the most common sustained arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, and represents a major burden to health care systems. Similar to other cardiovascular conditions, significant sex-specific differences have been observed in the epidemiology (lower rate of prevalence in women, women present at a later age), pathophysiology (sex-related differences in AF triggers and substrate), clinical presentation (women are more likely symptomatic, with relatively more severe symptoms), and natural history...
December 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455772/prenatal-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-review-of-current-knowledge
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REVIEW
Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior
This article reviews important features to improve the diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by applying ultrasound in prenatal cardiac screening. As low and high-risk pregnancies for CHD are subject to routine obstetric ultrasound, the diagnosis of structural heart defects represents a challenge that involves a team of specialists and subspecialists on fetal ultrasonography. In this review, the images highlight normal anatomy of the heart as well as pathologic cases consistent with cardiac malposition and isomerism, septal defects, pulmonary stenosis/atresia, aortic malformations, hypoplastic left ventricle, conotruncal anomalies, tricuspid dysplasia, and Ebstein's anomaly, and univentricular heart, among other congenital cardiovascular defects...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455769/prevention-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-athletes-sportspersons-and-marathoners-in-india
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REVIEW
Amit Vora, Nitin Burkule, Ashish Contractor, Kartikeya Bhargava
The annual incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes is significantly lower than the general population. However, when SCD occurs in an athlete during sporting event or training, it sends shockwaves in the society and raises questions about cardiovascular effects of sports and exercise. This document reviews the causes and mechanism of SCD in sports and exercise in young and older athletes. In the Indian context, we suggest a 'pre-participation screening' of young and older athletes and consider a 'supervised, graded exercise regime' for the uninitiated, older sports participant...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455255/fasting-or-non-fasting-lipids-for-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-risk-assessment-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Faisal Rahman, Roger S Blumenthal, Steven R Jones, Seth S Martin, Tyler J Gluckman, Seamus P Whelton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dyslipidemia is a major modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); however, lipid testing for risk assessment and treatment surveillance has been underutilized. Several factors likely account for this, including the common practice of measuring lipid levels in the fasting state, which often necessitates that patients return for an additional visit. In this review, we evaluate potential advantages and cautions associated with measuring lipids in the non-fasting state...
February 17, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454761/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-acute-myocarditis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Christos P Kotanidis, Maria-Anna Bazmpani, Anna-Bettina Haidich, Charalambos Karvounis, Charalambos Antoniades, Theodoros D Karamitsos
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this systematic review was to explore the diagnostic accuracy of various cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) index tests for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis in adult patients. BACKGROUND: Acute myocarditis remains one of the most challenging diagnoses in cardiology. CMR has emerged as the diagnostic tool of choice to detect acute myocardial injury and necrosis in patients with suspected myocarditis. METHODS: We considered all diagnostic cohort and case-control studies...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454583/post-operative-ventricular-flow-dynamics-following-atrioventricular-valve-surgical-and-device-therapies-a-review
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REVIEW
Yen Ngoc Nguyen, Munirah Ismail, Foad Kabinejadian, Edgar Lik Wui Tay, Hwa Liang Leo
Intra-ventricular flow dynamics has recently emerged as an important evaluation and diagnosis tool in different cardiovascular conditions. The formation of vortex pattern during the cardiac cycle has been suggested to play important epigenetic and energy-modulation roles in cardiac remodelling, adaptations and mal-adaptations. In this new perspective, flow alterations due to different cardiovascular procedures can affect the long-term outcome of those procedures. Especially, repairs and replacements performed on atrioventricular valves are likely to exert direct impact on intra-ventricular flow pattern...
February 14, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454474/cardiovascular-pulmonary-and-metabolic-toxicities-complicating-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-strategies-for-monitoring-detecting-and-managing
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REVIEW
Bruno C Medeiros, Jennifer Possick, Michael Fradley
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm, the incidence of which increases with age. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are the mainstay of CML treatment, including imatinib, nilotinib, dasatinib, bosutinib, and ponatinib. Beyond matching patient disease profiles with TKI specificity, differences in the efficacy and toxicity profiles and a patient's comorbid risk factors should be considered when selecting the most appropriate agent. Our objectives are to review the incidence and severity of cardiovascular, metabolic, and pulmonary disorders associated with these TKIs, highlighting differences in adverse event profiles, suggested risk-mitigation strategies, and guidance for TKI selection in different settings...
February 3, 2018: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454074/nutraceuticals-as-therapeutic-agents-for-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Joe W E Moss, Jessica O Williams, Dipak P Ramji
Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of medium and large arteries and an underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD), is responsible for a third of all global deaths. Current treatments for CVD, such as optimized statin therapy, are associated with considerable residual risk and several side effects in some patients. The outcome of research on the identification of alternative pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of CVD has been relatively disappointing with many promising leads failing at the clinical level...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454030/using-decision-thresholds-for-ranking-treatments-in-network-meta-analysis-results-in-more-informative-rankings
#14
Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Bradley C Johnston, Alejandro R Jadad, George Tomlinson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how the rank probabilities obtained from NMA change with the use of increasingly stringent criteria for the relative effect comparing two treatments that ranks one treatment better than the other. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic survey and re-analysis of published data. We included all systematic reviews (SRs) with NMA from the field of cardiovascular medicine that had trial-level data available, published in Medline up to February 2015...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453905/sleep-apnea-and-type-2-diabetes
#15
Isao Muraki, Hiroo Wada, Takeshi Tanigawa
The aim of this review is to clarify the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes, and discuss the therapeutic role of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in type 2 diabetes. OSA patients are more likely than non-OSA populations to develop type 2 diabetes while more than half of patients with type 2 diabetes suffer from OSA. Similarly to the Western countries, in the East Asian population, the association between these two disorders has also been reported. CPAP is the primary treatment for OSA, but the effect of CPAP on comorbid diabetes has not been established...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453696/interrelationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-heart-failure-the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-left-ventricle-performance
#16
REVIEW
Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Petros Fountoulakis, Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Alexis Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamadris, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) is a common cardiac syndrome, whose pathophysiology involves complex mechanisms, some of which remain unknown. Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes not only a glucose metabolic disorder accompanied by insulin resistance but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and HF. During the last years though emerging data set up, a bidirectional interrelationship between these two entities. In the case of DM impaired calcium homeostasis, free fatty acid metabolism, redox state, and advance glycation end products may accelerate cardiac dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453020/2018-consensus-of-the-taiwan-society-of-cardiology-and-the-diabetes-association-of-republic-of-china-taiwan-on-the-pharmacological-management-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-cardiovascular-diseases
#17
Chern-En Chiang, Shih-Yi Lin, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Tzung-Dau Wang, Hung-I Yeh, Jung-Fu Chen, Chia-Ti Tsai, Yi-Jen Hung, Yi-Heng Li, Ping-Yen Liu, Kuan-Cheng Chang, Kang-Ling Wang, Ting-Hsing Chao, Kou-Gi Shyu, Wei-Shiung Yang, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Pao-Hsien Chu, Wei-Hsian Yin, Yen-Wen Wu, Hao-Min Cheng, Shyi-Jang Shin, Chien-Ning Huang, Lee-Ming Chuang, Shing-Jong Lin, San-Jou Yeh, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Jiunn-Lee Lin
The global incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes have been escalating in recent decades. Patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). About two-thirds of death in type 2 diabetes are due to ASCVD, including 40% from coronary heart disease (CHD), 15% from heart failure (HF), and 10% from stroke. The association between hyperglycemia and elevated CV risk has been demonstrated in multiple cohort studies. However, clinical trials of intensive glucose reduction did not significantly reduce macrovascular outcomes...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452888/could-low-protein-diet-modulate-nrf2-pathway-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#18
REVIEW
Juliana Saraiva Anjos, Ludmila F M F Cardozo, Marta Esgalhado, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel, Denis Fouque, Denise Mafra
Oxidative stress and inflammation are common findings in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and they are directly linked to clinical outcomes such as protein energy wasting and cardiovascular disease. Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is the master regulator of antioxidant genes, regulating the expression of detoxifying enzymes of phase II and antioxidant responses. Furthermore, Nrf2 can also regulate anti-inflammatory cellular responses, by inhibiting nuclear factor kappa B activity (transcription factor that promotes inflammation)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452782/multimorbidity-and-quality-of-life-at-mid-life-a-systematic-review-of-general-population-studies
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REVIEW
Jeeva Kanesarajah, Michael Waller, Jennifer A Whitty, Gita D Mishra
There is substantial multimorbidity at mid-life but little is known about the strength of evidence on multimorbidity and health-related quality of life (HrQoL) at mid-life. This review addresses this gap, focusing on studies of the general population. PubMed, Web of Science, Embase and APA PsycNET databases were screened on 6 March 2017 for original research on multimorbidity and HrQoL in adults aged 40-65 years from the general population. Studies focused on index conditions, using single-item HrQoL measures, unlikely to represent the general population (e...
March 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452775/the-link-between-depression-and-atherosclerosis-through-the-pathways-of-inflammation-and-endothelium-dysfunction
#20
REVIEW
Christina Chrysohoou, Natasa Kollia, Dimitris Tousoulis
A large body of evidence suggests that depression increases the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The elevated risk associated with depression is not limited to clinical major depressive disorder but also extends to sub-syndromal depressive symptoms and constructs with overlapping characteristics, such as vital exhaustion. Multiple pathophysiological pathways are involved in the relationship between depressive symptoms and atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations and progression. These underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood and need further clarification...
March 2018: Maturitas
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