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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159396/association-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-lower-brain-volume-in-healthy-middle-aged-adults-in-the-framingham-study
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Galit Weinstein, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Sarah R Preis, Alexa S Beiser, Charles DeCarli, Elizabeth K Speliotes, Claudia L Satizabal, Ramachandran S Vasan, Sudha Seshadri
Importance: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that is most often asymptomatic. It is associated with metabolic syndrome, incident diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis, and endothelial dysfunction, conditions that in turn are strongly linked with brain damage and cognitive impairment. However, it is not known whether NAFLD is associated with structural brain measures in humans. Objective: To assess the association between prevalent NAFLD and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153655/clinical-evidence-supports-a-protective-role-for-cxcl5-in-coronary-artery-disease
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Saranya Ravi, Robert N Schuck, Eleanor Hilliard, Craig R Lee, Xuming Dai, Kaitlin Lenhart, Monte S Willis, Brian C Jensen, George A Stouffer, Cam Patterson, Jonathan C Schisler
Our goal was to measure the association of CXCL5 and molecular phenotypes associated with coronary atherosclerosis severity in patients at least 65 years old. CXCL5 is classically defined as a proinflammatory chemokine, but its role in chronic inflammatory diseases, such as coronary atherosclerosis, is not well defined. We enrolled individuals who were at least 65 years old and undergoing diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Coronary artery disease (CAD) severity was quantified in each subject via coronary angiography by calculating a CAD score...
December 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150207/carotid-and-femoral-atherosclerosis-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-equivalent-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-case-control-study
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Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nikolas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Maria G Tektonidou
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) may carry a worse prognosis for vascular complications when co-existing with subclinical atherosclerosis; however, the association between the two conditions remains ambiguous. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasonographic markers of subclinical atherosclerosis in carotid and femoral arteries of 86 patients with thrombotic APS [43 primary APS (PAPS), 43 systemic lupus erythematosus-associated APS (SLE/APS)], 86 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and 86 healthy controls, individually matched for age and gender, and investigated their associations with traditional and disease-related factors in APS...
October 23, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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/29143100/infrarenal-aortic-diameter-aortoiliac-bifurcation-level-and-lumbar-disc-degenerative-changes-a-cross-sectional-mr-study
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Abolhassan Shakeri, Moslem Shakeri, Mohammadreza Ojaghzadeh Behrooz, Razieh Behzadmehr, Zohreh Ostadi, Daniel Fadaei Fouladi
PURPOSE: To examine a possible correlation of infrarenal aortic diameter and aortoiliac bifurcation level with lumbar disc degenerative changes. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, single-center retrospective study on lumbar magnetic resonance images of patients with low back pain (n = 496). Lumbar disc degenerative changes were reported on the basis of the Pfirrmann grading system and accordingly, patients were grouped as with grade I-II findings (n = 192), with grade III findings (n = 64) and with grade IV-V findings (n = 240)...
November 15, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129762/risk-factors-for-the-rupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms-using-ct-angiography
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Guang-Xian Wang, Li Wen, Liu Yang, Qi-Chuang Zhang, Jin-Bo Yin, Chun-Mei Duan, Dong Zhang
PURPOSE: To study the clinical and morphological characteristics associated with risk factors for the rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs). METHODS: A total of 1115 consecutive patients with 1282 IAs were reviewed from August 2011 to February 2016. The patients and IAs were divided into ruptured and unruptured groups. Based on the clinical and morphologic findings, the risk factors for IA rupture were assessed using statistical methods. RESULTS: Age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cerebral atherosclerosis were associated with ruptured IAs...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123368/atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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REVIEW
A Zizza, M Guido, M R Tumolo, A De Donno, F Bagordo, P Grima
Introduction: Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV population. Some studies have reported higher carotid Intima Media Thickness (c-IMT), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis (AT), in this cohort of patients. Methods: Here, we evaluate the role of Hepatic Steatosis (HS) as likely marker for AT in 128 HIV-infected patients without hepatitis C infection. c-IMT has been detected non-invasively by carotid ultrasonography to assess the progression of AT...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122390/hypertension-diabetes-atherosclerosis-and-nash-cause-or-consequence
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Amedeo Lonardo, Fabio Nascimbeni, Alessandro Mantovani, Giovanni Targher
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease worldwide and its prevalence is expected to continue rising. NAFLD has traditionally been considered a consequence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the link between NAFLD and MetS components, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hypertension (HTN), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more complex than previously thought. Indeed, the adverse effects of NAFLD extend far beyond the liver, with a large body of clinical evidence now suggesting that NAFLD may precede and/or promote the development of T2DM, HTN and atherosclerosis/CVD...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118311/factors-associated-with-intima-media-complex-thickness-of-the-common-carotid-artery-in-japanese-noncardioembolic-stroke-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-the-j-stars-echo-study
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Shinichi Wada, Masatoshi Koga, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoji Nagai, Shiro Aoki, Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Tatsuo Kagimura, Hideki Origasa, Kenji Kamiyama, Rieko Suzuki, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Hirofumi Maruyama, Kazuo Kitagawa, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: There may be ethnic differences in carotid atherosclerosis and its contributing factors between Asian and other populations. The purpose of this study was to examine intima-media complex thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery and associated clinical factors in Japanese stroke patients with hyperlipidemia from a cohort of the Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke Echo Study. METHODS: Patients with hyperlipidemia, not on statins, who developed noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were included in this study...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117224/predictors-of-sudden-cardiac-death-in-atrial-fibrillation-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Ryan J Koene, Faye L Norby, Ankit Maheshwari, Mary R Rooney, Elsayed Z Soliman, Alvaro Alonso, Lin Y Chen
We previously reported that incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the general population. We now aimed to identify predictors of SCD in persons with AF from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, a community-based cohort study. We included all participants who attended visit 1 (1987-89) and had no prior AF (n = 14,836). Incident AF was identified from study electrocardiograms and hospitalization discharge codes through 2012. SCD was physician-adjudicated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103930/superior-mesenteric-artery-calcification-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-systemic-calcified-atherosclerosis-and-increased-mortality
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Timothy C Lin, C Michael Wright, Michael H Criqui, Matthew A Allison
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality. However, epidemiologic data are sparse regarding risk factors for superior mesenteric artery calcification (SMAC), the association between SMAC and disease in other arterial beds, or the independent contribution of SMAC to risk of mortality. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that presence and extent of SMAC are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, calcification in other arterial beds, and both cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, independent of classic risk factors and calcification in other arterial beds...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101132/progression-of-disease-preceding-lower-extremity-amputation-in-denmark-a-longitudinal-registry-study-of-diagnoses-use-of-medication-and-healthcare-services-14-years-prior-to-amputation
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Pia Søe Jensen, Janne Petersen, Klaus Kirketerp-Møller, Ingrid Poulsen, Ove Andersen
OBJECTIVES: Patients with non-traumatic lower extremity amputation are characterised by high age, multi-morbidity and polypharmacy and long-term complications of atherosclerosis and diabetes. To ensure early identification of patients at risk of amputation, we need to gain knowledge about the progression of diseases related to lower extremity amputations during the years preceding the amputation. DESIGN: A retrospective population-based national registry study. SETTING: The study includes data on demographics, diagnoses, surgery, medications and healthcare services from five national registries...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098626/micrornas-mediate-beneficial-effects-of-exercise-in-heart
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Yihua Bei, Lichan Tao, Dragos Cretoiu, Sanda Maria Cretoiu, Junjie Xiao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs), a group of small non-coding RNAs, repress gene expressions at posttranscriptional level in most cases and are involved in cardiovascular physiology and disease pathogenesis. Increasing evidence has proved that miRNAs are potential regulators of exercise induced cardiac growth and mediate the benefits of exercise in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. In this chapter, we will review the regulatory effects of miRNAs in cardiac adaptations to exercise, and summarize their cardioprotective effects against myocardial infarction, ischemia/reperfusion injury, heart failure, diabetic cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and pulmonary hypertension...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094154/racial-differences-in-prevalence-and-risk-for-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-a-us-community-based-population
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Ye Qiao, Fareed K Suri, Yiyi Zhang, Li Liu, Rebecca Gottesman, Alvaro Alonso, Eliseo Guallar, Bruce A Wasserman
Importance: Intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) is an important cause of stroke; however, little is known about racial differences in ICAD prevalence and its risk factors. Objective: To determine racial differences in ICAD prevalence and the risk factors (both midlife and concurrent) associated with its development in a large, US community-based cohort. Design, Setting, and Participants: Analysis of 1752 black and white participants recruited from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort study who underwent 3-dimensional intracranial vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging from October 18, 2011 to December 30, 2013; data analysis was performed from October 18, 2011 to May 13, 2015...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090609/serum-cystatin-c-is-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-study
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Yu Kyung Chung, Young Ju Lee, Kye Whon Kim, Ryu Kyoung Cho, Seung Min Chung, Jun Sung Moon, Ji Sung Yoon, Kyu Chang Won, Hyoung Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the serum cystatin C level and cardiovascular disease risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We studied 523 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and calculated estimated 10-year risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (%). Subclinical atherosclerosis was defined as brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity ⩾1700 ms, indicating the presence of arterial stiffness. RESULTS: Cystatin C level was significantly higher in the subclinical atherosclerosis group (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity ⩾ 1700 ms) than in the non-subclinical atherosclerosis group (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity < 1700 ms) (7...
October 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080634/role-of-vitamin-d-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Vikrant Rai, Devendra K Agrawal
Vitamin D is critical in mineral homeostasis and skeletal health and plays a regulatory role in nonskeletal tissues. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic inflammatory diseases, including diabetes and obesity, both strong risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). CVDs, including coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, cardiomyopathy, cardiac fibrosis, heart failure, aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, are major causes of morbidity and mortality...
December 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056993/factors-related-to-on-treatment-platelet-aggregation-assessed-by-multiple-electrode-aggregometry-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-patients-on-clopidogrel-and-aspirin
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Krzysztof Kukula, Mariusz Klopotowski, Joanna Was, Aleksandra Wrobel, Jacek Jamiolkowski, Artur Debski, Pawel Bekta, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
INTRODUCTION: There is ongoing controversy concerning the clinical value of platelet function monitoring in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Patients at risk of high on-treatment platelet aggregation (HPR) may benefit most from such monitoring. AIM: To define the factors related to HPR on aspirin and clopidogrel, looking at a wider spectrum of variables than those assessed in some previous studies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed platelet function in 908 patients on clopidogrel and aspirin after PCI using the multielectrode aggregometry system Multiplate to define which clinical, procedural and laboratory factors are related to on-treatment platelet aggregation in response to aspirin and clopidogrel either as linear values or using established cutoff values for HPR...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049074/physiology-and-role-of-intraocular-pressure-in-contemporary-anesthesia
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Dermot J Kelly, Sinéad M Farrell
More than 26 million Americans suffer with cataracts, and with 3.6 million cataract extractions performed annually in the United States, it is the most common surgical procedure. The integrity of the delicate structures of the eye that mediate vision is dependent on the intraocular pressure (IOP). Yet, IOP acts to compress the vessels within the globe-akin to a Starling resistor-and is a key component that determines the ocular perfusion pressure, defined as the difference between arterial pressure and IOP...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048932/cardio-ankle-vascular-index-value-in-dyslipidemia-patients-affected-by-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Liujin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Increased arterial stiffness is an independent cardiovascular risk factor in smokers or patients with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) is an index of arterial stiffness and atherosclerosis. One of the most important risk factors of the causes of atherosclerosis is dyslipidemia(DLP). However, there was a little research about which influence factors such as: hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and smoking could contribute to the atherosclerosis in the subjects withDLP...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034031/coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients
#20
REVIEW
Daijiro Hori, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Hideo Adachi
The number of patients requiring hemodialysis is continuously increasing around the world. Hemodialysis affects patient quality of life and it is also associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular events. In addition to traditional risk factors for cardiovascular events such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, hemodialysis is associated with hyperphosphatemia, chronic inflammation, vascular calcification, and anemia which accelerate atherosclerosis, vascular stiffness, and cardiac ischemia. Treatment strategy for coronary revascularization in this progressive disease remains controversial...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
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