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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209797/roles-of-vascular-oxidative-stress-and-nitric-oxide-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Ulrich Förstermann, Ning Xia, Huige Li
Major reactive oxygen species (ROS)-producing systems in vascular wall include NADPH (reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase, xanthine oxidase, the mitochondrial electron transport chain, and uncoupled endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase. ROS at moderate concentrations have important signaling roles under physiological conditions. Excessive or sustained ROS production, however, when exceeding the available antioxidant defense systems, leads to oxidative stress. Animal studies have provided compelling evidence demonstrating the roles of vascular oxidative stress and NO in atherosclerosis...
February 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208902/study-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis-as-a-marker-of-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Preeti Jane Picardo, Peter Daniel S Khariong, Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Narang Naku, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma, K Lenish Singh
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve sclerosis has been shown to be associated with increased incidence, chances of developing myocardial infarction and even death. The epidemiological risk factors causing calcification of aortic valves have also been found to cause atherosclerosis. AIM: To analyse the epidemiological risk factors causing aortic valve sclerosis which have been studied in details and analysed to see whether they cause any significant increase in the incidence of cardiovascular events...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207279/angiotensin-converting-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-and-longitudinal-change-in-percent-emphysema-on-computed-tomography-the-mesa-lung-study
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Megha A Parikh, Carrie P Aaron, Eric A Hoffman, Joseph E Schwartz, Jaime Madrigano, John H M Austin, Ravi Kalhan, Gina Lovasi, Karol Watson, Karen Hinckley Stukovsky, R Graham Barr
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Emphysema on computed tomography (CT) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with and without spirometrically defined COPD but no available medications target emphysema.  Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and endothelial dysfunction are implicated in emphysema pathogenesis, and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) inhibit TGF-β, improve endothelial function and restore airspace architecture in murine models...
February 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205331/new-insights-to-the-mechanisms-underlying-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Mahdi Mahmoudi, Saeed Aslani, Reza Fadaei, Ahmad Reza Jamshidi
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory circumstance, which has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although RA management has been promoted, mortality rate due to CVD remains remarkable. Approximately, 50% of premature death cases in RA are attributable to CVD. RA patients develop atherosclerosis in a greater amount than the general population. Moreover, atherosclerotic lesions develop rapidly in RA patients and might be more susceptible to rupture. The inflammatory condition of RA, such as cytokines, abnormally activated immune cells, play a role in the initiation, perpetuation and exacerbation of atherosclerosis...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198536/prevalence-of-risk-factors-and-asymptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-diabetic-patients-screened-for-silent-myocardial-ischemia-by-spect-myocardial-imaging
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Irena Peovska Mitevska, Natalija Baneva, Marijan Bosevski, Elizabeta Srbinovska Kostovska
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate whether there is any association between myocardial ischemia, common risk factors and carotid artery ultrasound parameters in asymptomatic type 2 diabetic (DMT2) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 asymptomatic DMT2 patients (pts) without known coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent one day rest Dypiridamole stress Tc-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS)...
2017: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192887/linking-resistin-inflammation-and-cardiometabolic-diseases
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Hyeong Kyu Park, Mi Kyung Kwak, Hye Jeong Kim, Rexford S Ahima
Adipose tissue secretes a variety of bioactive substances that are associated with chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. While resistin was first known as an adipocyte-secreted hormone (adipokine) linked to obesity and insulin resistance in rodents, it is predominantly expressed and secreted by macrophages in humans. Epidemiological and genetic studies indicate that increased resistin levels are associated with the development of insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease...
February 16, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173956/-spanish-adaptation-of-the-2016-european-guidelines-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice
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M Á Royo-Bordonada, P Armario, J M Lobos Bejarano, J Pedro-Botet, F Villar Alvarez, R Elosua, C Brotons Cuixart, O Cortés, B Serrano, M Cammafort Babkowski, A Gil Núñez, A Pérez, A Maiques, A de Santiago Nocito, A Castro, E Alegría, C Baeza, M Herranz, S Sans, P Campos
The VI European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention recommend combining population and high-risk strategies with lifestyle changes as a cornerstone of prevention, and propose the SCORE function to quantify cardiovascular risk. The guidelines highlight disease specific interventions, and conditions as women, young people and ethnic minorities. Screening for subclinical atherosclerosis with noninvasive imaging techniques is not recommended. The guidelines distinguish four risk levels (very high, high, moderate and low) with therapeutic objectives for lipid control according to risk...
February 4, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169976/the-impact-of-alternative-payment-in-chronically-ill-and-older-patients-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
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Claudia A Salzberg, Asaf Bitton, Stuart R Lipsitz, Cal Franz, Shimon Shaykevich, Lisa P Newmark, Japneet Kwatra, David W Bates
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has gained prominence as a promising model to encourage improved primary care delivery. There is a paucity of studies that evaluate the impact of payment models in the PCMH. OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine whether coupling coordinated, team-based care transformation plan with a novel reimbursement model affects outcomes related to expenditures and utilization. RESEARCH DESIGN: Interrupted time-series model with a difference-in-differences approach to assess differences between intervention and control groups, across time periods attributable to PCMH transformation and/or payment change...
February 6, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168435/is-obstructive-sleep-apnea-associated-with-the-presence-of-intracranial-cerebral-atherosclerosis
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Tae-Jin Song, Jung-Hyun Park, Kang Hyun Choi, Ju-Hee Kim, Yunseo Choi, Yoonkyung Chang, Hyeon Jin Kim, Jangsup Moon, Yong-Jae Kim, Hyang Woon Lee
PURPOSE: Intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis (ICAS) is one of critical atherosclerosis which closely related with stroke. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with systemic atherosclerosis, but it is unclear whether OSA is related with the presence of ICAS. We aimed to investigate the association between the presence of ICAS and severity of OSA in patients with suspected OSA. METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study included 283 patients who suspected OSA (presence of one or more OSA-related symptom and high-risk category in Berlin questionnaire) and underwent polysomnography and brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)...
February 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168401/dyslipidemia-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Melinda Zsuzsanna Szabó, Peter Szodoray, Emese Kiss
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Accelerated atherosclerosis is related to traditional (age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity, smoking, and positive family history) and non-traditional, disease-related factors. Traditional risk factors are still more prominent in patients with lupus, as both hypertension and hypercholesterinemia were independently associated with premature atherosclerosis in several SLE cohorts...
February 7, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161284/socioeconomic-status-and-risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-impact-of-dietary-mediators
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REVIEW
Theodora Psaltopoulou, George Hatzis, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Emmanuel Androulakis, Alexandros Briasoulis, Dimitris Tousoulis
It is well known that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the western societies. A number of risk factors such as family history, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, smoking and physical inactivity are responsible for a significant proportion of the overall cardiovascular risk. Interestingly, recent data suggest there is a gradient in the incidence, morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease across the spectrum of socioeconomic status, as this is defined by educational level, occupation or income...
February 1, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159811/using-heat-as-a-therapeutic-tool-for-the-aging-vascular-tree
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Ryan McGinn, Martin P Poirier, Glen P Kenny
Healthy aging in humans is associated with progressive deterioration of various organ systems, the cardiovascular system being one of the most notable. Young arteries have a pronounced ability to dilate and constrict to mediate changes in blood flow in response to various stimuli (e.g. exposure to a cold or hot environment). With increasing age, complex structural and functional changes to the blood vessels occur which are further exacerbated by common comorbidities including hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158877/association-between-multiple-modifiable-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-hypertension-among-asymptomatic-patients-in-central-appalachia
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Hadii M Mamudu, Timir K Paul, Liang Wang, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Hemang B Panchal, Arsham Alamian, Matthew Budoff
OBJECTIVES: The central Appalachian region of the United States is disproportionately burdened with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and associated risk factors; however, research to inform clinical practice and policies and programs is sparse. This study aimed to examine the association between multiple modifiable risk factors for CVD and hypertension in asymptomatic patients in central Appalachia. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2012, 1629 asymptomatic individuals from central Appalachia participated in screening for subclinical atherosclerosis...
February 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155616/crosstalk-between-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-arterial-stiffness
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Ioana Mozos, Constantin Tudor Luca
Arterial stiffness, the expression of reduced arterial elasticity, is an effective predictor of cardiovascular disorders. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between exposure to toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant systems. The increase in reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is termed nitrosative stress. We review the main mechanisms and products linking arterial stiffness with oxidative and nitrosative stress in several disorders, focusing on recent experimental and clinical data, and the mechanisms explaining benefits of antioxidant therapy...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154100/stroke-caused-by-atherosclerosis-of-the-major-intracranial-arteries
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Chirantan Banerjee, Marc I Chimowitz
Our goal in this review is to discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke caused by atherosclerosis of the major intracranial arteries. References for the review were identified by searching PubMed for related studies published from 1955 to June 2016 using search terms intracranial stenosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. Reference sections of published randomized clinical trials and previously published reviews were searched for additional references. Intracranial atherosclerotic disease is a highly prevalent cause of stroke that is associated with a high risk of recurrent stroke...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147263/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-comparable-risk-with-diabetes-mellitus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Maria G Tektonidou, Evrydiki Kravvariti, George Konstantonis, Nicholas Tentolouris, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios Protogerou
OBJECTIVE: Although a high risk of subclinical atherosclerosis has been reported in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), it is not adequately compared with that observed in other rheumatic and non-rheumatic high-cardiovascular (CVD) risk diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Our objective was to evaluate the relative risk (RR) of subclinical atherosclerosis in SLE, RA and DM patients compared to healthy controls, and examine potential associations with traditional and disease-related CVD risk factors in SLE...
January 29, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144254/blood-pressure-dyslipidemia-and-inflammatory-factors-are-related-to-body-mass-index-in-scholar-adolescents
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Hanane Ghomari-Boukhatem, Assia Bouchouicha, Khedidja Mekki, Karima Chenni, Mohamed Belhadj, Malika Bouchenak
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is associated with increased occurrence of numerous diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. Blood pressure (BP), dyslipidemia, and inflammation markers and their relationships with body mass index (BMI) were determined in scholar adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adolescents (n = 210) (sex ratio G/B = 106/104; 11 to 16 years) were recruited in three colleges of Oran city. Anthropometric parameters were measured to classify adolescents as thin (T), normal weight (NW), overweight (OW), or obese (O)...
February 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137492/subclinical-atherosclerosis-risk-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ling-Yun Wang, Ya-Nan Zhu, Juan-Juan Cui, Ke-Qin Yin, Shao-Xia Liu, Yong-Hua Gao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Identifying early changes of cardiovascular system before the occurrence of fatal clinical event is critical for the management of COPD. We performed a meta-analysis to investigate the associations between COPD and subclinical markers of cardiovascular risk. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, EMBASE for studies published before Aug 1st, 2016, on the association between COPD and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), prevalence of carotid plaques, flow-mediated dilation (FMD), pulse-wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx)...
February 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131807/-prevalence-and-extension-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-cardiovascular-asymptomatic-mexican-population-genetics-of-atherosclerotic-disease-study
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Carlos Posadas-Romero, Fabiola López-Bautista, Marco A Rodas-Díaz, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Eric Kimura-Hayama, Juan G Juárez-Rojas, Aida X Medina-Urrutia, Guillermo C Cardoso-Saldaña, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Esteban Jorge-Galarza
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of coronary artery calcification (CAC), a specific marker of atherosclerosis, is unknown in Mexico. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and quantity of CAC and its associations with cardiovascular risk factors in Mexican population. METHODS: CAC was measured by multidetector computed tomography in asymptomatic subjects who participated in the Genetics of Atherosclerotic Disease study. Cardiovascular risk factors and medication were recorded...
January 25, 2017: Archivos de Cardiología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127730/factors-influencing-dialysis-arteriovenous-graft-survival
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Anna Valerianova, Jaroslav Kudlicka, Eva Chytilova, Barbora Grauova, Zdislava Krupickova, Jan Malik
PURPOSE: Dysfunction and loss of patency of dialysis arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) are serious causes of morbidity in patients on dialysis. Various risk factors associated with shorter AVG patency have been blamed, but the results of the studies were controversial. The aim of this study was to assess if associated diseases, biochemical markers and other parameters associated with atherosclerosis influence patency of AVGs in a large vascular access centre. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study that included patients with AVGs patent for at least 3 weeks after creation...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
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