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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779266/associations-of-mental-health-with-cardiovascular-risk-phenotypes-and-adiposity-in-adolescence-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Kate Lycett, Clare McNamara, Fiona K Mensah, David Burgner, Jessica A Kerr, Josh Muller, Melissa Wake
AIM: Cardiovascular disease and mental illness commonly co-occur in later life, but it is unknown how early these associations arise. We aimed to determine the extent to which: (i) childhood mental health is associated with functional and structural cardiovascular risk phenotypes and adiposity in late childhood/adolescence, and (ii) associations between mental health and cardiovascular phenotypes may be explained by differential body mass index. METHODS: This cross-sectional study drew on three longitudinal community-based cohort studies (two enriched for overweight/obesity) in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, with harmonized follow-up in 2014...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778949/association-between-hyperhomocysteinemia-and-metabolic-syndrome-with-early-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-middle-aged-chinese-population
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Chengguo Liu, Xiaohui Sun, Hanli Lin, Ruizhi Zheng, Liansheng Ruan, Zhanhang Sun, Yimin Zhu
OBJECTIVES: Homocysteine is a modifiable, independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The association between hyperhomocysteinemia and metabolic syndrome with the presence of early carotid artery atherosclerosis remains unknown in middle-aged Chinese adults. METHODS: Chinese adults (n = 1607) of Han ethnicity, age 35 to 65 y, and living in their communities >2 y were surveyed. Hyperhomocysteinemia was defined as homocysteine concentrations >15 µmol/L...
March 21, 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778925/deep-learning-strategy-for-accurate-carotid-intima-media-thickness-measurement-an-ultrasound-study-on-japanese-diabetic-cohort
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Mainak Biswas, Venkatanareshbabu Kuppili, Tadashi Araki, Damodar Reddy Edla, Elisa Cuadrado Godia, Luca Saba, Harman S Suri, Tomaž Omerzu, John R Laird, Narendra N Khanna, Andrew Nicolaides, Jasjit S Suri
MOTIVATION: The carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is an important biomarker for cardiovascular diseases and stroke monitoring. This study presents an intelligence-based, novel, robust, and clinically-strong strategy that uses a combination of deep-learning (DL) and machine-learning (ML) paradigms. METHODOLOGY: A two-stage DL-based system (a class of AtheroEdge™ systems) was proposed for cIMT measurements. Stage I consisted of a convolution layer-based encoder for feature extraction and a fully convolutional network-based decoder for image segmentation...
May 12, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778746/betulinic-acid-a-natural-pde-inhibitor-restores-hippocampal-camp-cgmp-and-bdnf-improve-cerebral-blood-flow-and-recover-memory-deficits-in-permanent-bccao-induced-vascular-dementia-in-rats
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Madhu Kaundal, Saima Zameer, Abul Kalam Najmi, Suhel Parvez, Mohd Akhtar
Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common form of senile dementia, embraces memory deficits, neuroinflammation, executive function damage, mood and behavioral changes and abnormal cerebral blood flow. The purpose of the study was to explore the therapeutic potential of betulinic acid in bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) induced VaDin experimental rats.VaD was induced by BCCAO in rats and betulinic acid (10 and 15mg/kg/day po) was administered 1 week after surgery. The cerebral blood pressure of the animal was recorded before and after the treatment using Laser Doppler flow meter...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777754/hmgb1-neutralization-attenuates-hippocampal-neuronal-death-and-cognitive-impairment-in-rats-with-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-via-suppressing-inflammatory-responses-and-oxidative-stress
#5
Yue Hei, Rong Chen, Xicai Yi, Qianfa Long, Dakuan Gao, Weiping Liu
High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) acts as a proinflammatory molecule once released into the extracellular space and inhibition of HMGB1 signaling has been reported be neuroprotective in neurodegenerative diseases. Besides, chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) causes cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative diseases. Here we tested the protective role of HMGB1 inhibition using anti-HMGB1 neutralizing antibody (Ab) against CCH in rats after bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (2VO). 169 male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent 2VO or sham operation...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775572/gene-therapy-with-antisense-oligonucleotides-silencing-c-myc-reduces-neointima-formation-and-vessel-wall-thickness-in-a-mouse-model-of-vein-graft-disease
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Christina Maria Steger, Nikolaos Bonaros, Ralf Joachim Rieker, Johannes Bonatti, Thomas Schachner
Gene therapy for avoiding intimal hyperplasia of vein grafts after coronary artery bypass grafting is still discussed controversially. A promising application of gene therapy in vein grafts is the use of antisense oligonucleotides to block the expression of genes encoding cell cycle regulatory proteins in vascular smooth muscle cells. C-myc, either directly or by regulating the expression of other proteins, controls cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell survival, tissue remodeling, angiogenesis, cell metabolism, production of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and also participates in cell transformation...
May 15, 2018: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774463/early-cardiovascular-manifestations-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-single-center-study
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Vasiliki Karava, Cherine Benzouid, Julien Hogan, Claire Dossier, André Pierre Denjean, Georges Deschênes
BACKGROUND: This study aims to describe the cardiovascular manifestations in children with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and detect their relation with kidney disease and type of gene mutation. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (7 to 19 years old) were included. Cardiovascular evaluation involved blood pressure (BP), indexed left ventricular mass (LVMI), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) measurement. Patients were classified according to percentile reference values of these parameters in healthy children...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773990/atorvastatin-inhibits-inflammatory-response-attenuates-lipid-deposition-and-improves-the-stability-of-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaques-by-modulating-autophagy
#8
Shi Peng, Long-Wei Xu, Xin-Yu Che, Qing-Qing Xiao, Jun Pu, Qin Shao, Ben He
Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease comprising intima malfunction and arterial inflammation. Recent studies have demonstrated that autophagy could inhibit inflammatory response in atherosclerosis and exert subsequent atheroprotective effects. Our previous study also demonstrated the role of autophagy in the inhibition of inflammation by atorvastatin in vitro . Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to determine whether atorvastatin could upregulate autophagy to inhibit inflammatory cytokines secretion, lipid accumulation, and improve vulnerable plaque stability, both in vitro and in vivo ...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770736/carotid-artery-stenosis-screening-where-are-we-now
#9
Rebecca Mortimer, Subramanian Nachiappan, David C Howlett
Stroke poses a significant burden on healthcare and is the second largest cause of death globally. Both medical and surgical interventions to reduce the risk of stroke in asymptomatic patients have been shown to be effective but identifying the target at risk population is more problematic. Screening for carotid artery stenosis offers one pathway for this, as there is some correlation between risk of stroke and extent of stenosis. Identification of patients who are at risk of cardiovascular disease as well as stroke, allows initiation of effective medical treatment of modifiable risk factors to address this risk...
May 17, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768378/cerebral-infarction-as-initial-presentation-in-stress-cardiomyopathy-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Qiongying Wang, Heng Yu, Cheng Jiang, Runmin Sun, Miaomiao Qi, Shougang Sun, Guangli Xu, Hongbin Cai, Zhenchang Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiaoqing Kou, Jing Yu, Feng Bai
RATIONALE: The typical symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy include sudden-onset chest pain and breathlessness or collapse as well as classical symptoms of cardiovascular disease; however, rare reports have described nervous system symptoms as the initial manifestation. Here, we report the case of a young man who presented with a large cerebral infarction as the main clinical symptom of stress cardiomyopathy to increase recognition of the disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for sudden-onset weakness of the right limbs and unconsciousness for 1 day...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766945/proposed-solution-for-dorsal-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysms-suggestion-of-a-novel-new-clip-design
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Ashish Aggarwal, Manarshhjot Singh, Parveen Kalra
Dorsal internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms are notorious for their high morbidity and mortality. They have an extremely fragile wall and have a high chance of rupture and clip slippage during the intraoperative and postoperative period. Strategies proposed to mitigate these problems encompass including part of the normal ICA wall in addition to neck of aneurysm in clip blades, as well as the use of encircling materials (silicon, cellulose, Weck's clip) over a clip. The Achilles' heel of the problem is to take an appropriate thickness of the normal ICA in clip blades...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766282/parameters-of-pulse-wave-velocity-determinants-and-reference-values-assessed-in-the-population-based-study-life-adult
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Daniel Baier, Andrej Teren, Kerstin Wirkner, Markus Loeffler, Markus Scholz
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Parameters of arterial stiffness such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) were recently proposed as independent risk factors of cardiovascular events. We analyse three PWV parameters in the large population-based study LIFE-Adult to identify risk factors, normal and reference values. METHODS AND RESULTS: Brachial-ankle (ba), brachial-femoral (bf) and carotid-femoral (cf) PWV assessment was performed using Vicorder device. 8509 participants aged 19-80 were analysed...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765823/the-natural-growth-rate-of-residual-juvenile-angiofibroma
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Nicholas R Rowan, Amanda L Stapleton, Molly E Heft-Neal, Paul A Gardner, Carl H Snyderman
Objectives  Examine the postoperative growth rate of residual juvenile angiofibroma (JA) in a large series of patients relative to pediatric growth parameters and other prognostic factors. Establish an algorithm for postoperative surveillance of patients with JA. Design  Retrospective case series. Setting  Tertiary referral academic center. Participants  Pediatric patients undergoing surgical resection of JA between September 2005 and June 2015. Main Outcome Measures  Postoperative recurrence and tumor growth rates...
June 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763709/fenofibrate-effects-on-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-field-substudy
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Jason A Harmer, Anthony C Keech, Anne-Sophie Veillard, Michael R Skilton, Gerald F Watts, David S Celermajer
AIM: Dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetes contributes to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Fenofibrate, a lipid-regulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) agonist, has been shown to reduce vascular complications in adults with type 2 diabetes. The mechanisms for such benefit, however, are not yet well understood. We examined the effects of fenofibrate on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, in adults with type 2 diabetes...
May 12, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762755/obstructive-sleep-apnea-during-rem-sleep-is-associated-with-early-signs-of-atherosclerosis-in-women
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Mirjam Ljunggren, Eva Lindberg, Karl A Franklin, Patrik Öhagen, Marita Larsson, Jenny Theorell-Haglöw, Tord Naessén
Study Objectives: While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with overall cardiovascular disease and mortality, the association with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is less clear, especially in women. Recently, it has been suggested that OSA during REM sleep, associated with long apneas and deep desaturations, could have severe cardio-metabolic consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate whether OSA during REM sleep is associated with early signs of atherosclerosis in a population-based sample of women...
May 14, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761548/variation-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-with-body-mass-index-in-healthy-adults-of-black-african-descent
#16
Adesola Abiodun Asaleye, Kolawole Thomas Braimoh, Olalekan Ibukun Oyinloye, Christianah Mopelola Asaleye, Adeleye Dorcas Omisore
OBJECTIVES: Studies have shown that common carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) measured by B-mode sonography increases with body mass index (BMI) among subjects with cardiovascular diseases in different populations. However, association of body fat and subclinical atherosclerosis in the absence of these cardiovascular diseases is understudied. We aimed to evaluate the correlation between BMI and CIMT in a healthy adult population of black African ancestry. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional prospective study in 300 consecutive apparently healthy subjects aged 18 to 70 years without history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and renal disease...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760599/vascular-erectile-dysfunction-and-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
#17
Zain Gowani, S M Iftekhar Uddin, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Dawar Ayyaz, Kevin L Billups, Martin Miner, David I Feldman, Michael J Blaha
Purpose of review: We review the recent literature on the hypothesized temporal relationship between subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD), vascular erectile dysfunction (ED), and clinical CVD. In addition, we combine emerging research with expert consensus guidelines such as The Princeton Consensus III to provide a preventive cardiologist's perspective toward an ideal approach to evaluating and managing CVD and ED risk in patients. Recent findings: Development of ED was found to occur during the progression from subclinical CVD to clinical CVD...
December 2017: Current Sexual Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760303/mir-140-3p-is-involved-in-in-stent-restenosis-by-targeting-c-myb-and-bcl-2-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#18
Zheng-Rong Zhu, Qiong He, Wei-Bin Wu, Guang-Qi Chang, Chen Yao, Yang Zhao, Mian Wang, Shen-Ming Wang
AIM: In-Stent Restenosis (ISR) is the major reason for recurrent ischemia and amputation after endovascular treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Our previous study demonstrated that miR-140-3p is significantly down-regulated in PAD arteries. However, expression and function of miR-140-3p in ISR of human PAD are currently unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the miR-140-3p expression and its regulative role in ISR of PAD. METHODS: The RNA level was determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) and in situ hybridization...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754909/serum-pcsk9-levels-predict-the-occurrence-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-patients-with-severe-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Luca Liberale, Federico Carbone, Maria Bertolotto, Aldo Bonaventura, Alessandra Vecchié, François Mach, Fabienne Burger, Aldo Pende, Giovanni Spinella, Bianca Pane, Giovanni G Camici, Domenico Palombo, Franco Dallegri, Fabrizio Montecucco
BACKGROUND: The pharmacological inhibition of Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has shown to dramatically impact on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and associated cardiovascular (CV) diseases. However, the potential use of PCSK9 serum levels as a CV risk biomarker remains to be clarified. METHODS: 189 patients with severe carotid artery atherosclerosis undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and whose clinical records and serum sample aliquots for PCSK9 level measurement were available both directly before CEA and at 24-month follow-up were included in the present pilot study...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754908/an-operational-definition-of-shats-systemic-hemodynamic-atherosclerotic-syndrome-role-of-arterial-stiffness-and-blood-pressure-variability-in-elderly-hypertensive-subjects
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Angelo Scuteri, Valentina Rovella, Danilo Alunni Fegatelli, Manfredi Tesauro, Marco Gabriele, Nicola Di Daniele
BACKGROUND: CV risk exponentially increases as the number of damaged organs increases The Systemic Hemodynamic Atherosclerotic Syndrome (SHATS) represents a novel conceptualization of the CV continuum focusing on simultaneous multi-organ alteration. This is the first study operationally defining SHATS and aimed at identifying its determinants. METHODS: Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (echocardiography), Common Carotid Artery plaque and increased thickness (ultrasound), and Chronic Kidney Disease (estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate) indexed selective target organ damage...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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