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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150678/dog-ownership-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-death-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Christoph Nowak, Agneta Egenvall, Patrik K Magnusson, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall
Dogs may be beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk in their owners by providing social support and motivation for physical activity. We aimed to investigate the association of dog ownership with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death in a register-based prospective nation-wide cohort (n = 3,432,153) with up to 12 years of follow-up. Self-reported health and lifestyle habits were available for 34,202 participants in the Swedish Twin Register. Time-to-event analyses with time-updated covariates were used to calculate hazard ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI)...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150530/declining-rates-of-hospitalization-for-selected-cardiovascular-disease-conditions-among-adults-aged-%C3%A2-35-years-with-diagnosed-diabetes-u-s-1998-2014
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Nilka Ríos Burrows, YanFeng Li, Edward W Gregg, Linda S Geiss
OBJECTIVE: Reductions in heart attack and stroke hospitalizations are well documented in the U.S. population with diabetes. We extended trend analyses to other cardiovascular disease (CVD) conditions, including stroke by type, and used four additional years of data. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Using 1998-2014 National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample data, we estimated the number of discharges having acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (ICD-9 codes 410-411), cardiac dysrhythmia (427), heart failure (428), hemorrhagic stroke (430-432), or ischemic stroke (433...
November 17, 2017: Diabetes Care
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/29142884/ldl-cholesterol-measurement-in-diabetic-type-2-patients-a-comparison-between-direct-assay-and-popular-equations
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Farideh Razi, Katayoon Forouzanfar, Fatemeh Bandarian, Ensieh Nasli-Esfahani
Background: Low density lipoprotein -Cholesterol (LDL-C) is one of the main factors for assessment of cardiovascular disease risk and it is more important in diabetic patients. Various methods are currently used for LDL-C measurements which are compared in this study. Methods: This study was conducted in Diabetes Research Center based on laboratory results of 1721 diabetic patients who referred to laboratory for regular follow-up of lipid profile. LDL-C was measured directly and also estimated according to Friedwald, Anandraja and Chen formulas...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142034/cumulative-burden-of-glucocorticoid-related-adverse-events-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-findings-from-a-12-year-longitudinal-study
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Hung-Lin Chen, Li-Jiuan Shen, Ping-Ning Hsu, Chieh-Yu Shen, Susan A Hall, Fei-Yuan Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this population-based study is to examine the adverse events (AE) associated with longitudinal systemic glucocorticoid (GC) use among an ethnic Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) cohort. METHODS: Our study subjects were patients with newly diagnosed SLE aged 18 and older who received at least 1 prescription of systemic GC between 2001 and 2012 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD). The earliest prescription date of systemic GC for each subject was defined as the index date...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142027/underestimation-of-risk-of-carotid-subclinical-atherosclerosis-by-cardiovascular-risk-scores-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis
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Jiayun Shen, Steven H Lam, Qing Shang, Chun-Kwok Wong, Edmund K Li, Priscilla Wong, Emily W Kun, Isaac T Cheng, Martin Li, Tena K Li, Tracy Y Zhu, Jack Jock-Wai Lee, Mimi Chang, Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Lai-Shan Tam
OBJECTIVE: To test the performances of established cardiovascular (CV) risk scores in discriminating subclinical atherosclerosis (SCA) in patients with psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: These scores were calculated: Framingham risk score (FRS), QRISK2, Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE), 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk algorithm (ASCVD) from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)-recommended modified versions (by 1...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141688/chinese-registry-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-credit-ii-%C3%A2-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-major-comorbidities-in-chinese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shangyi Jin, Mengtao Li, Yongfei Fang, Qin Li, Ju Liu, Xinwang Duan, Yi Liu, Rui Wu, Xiaofei Shi, Yongfu Wang, Zhenyu Jiang, Yanhong Wang, Chen Yu, Qian Wang, Xinping Tian, Yan Zhao, Xiaofeng Zeng
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of developing comorbidities. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of major comorbidities in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis patients. We also aimed to identify factors associated with these comorbidities. METHODS: Baseline demographic, clinical characteristics and comorbidity data from RA patients enrolled in the Chinese Registry of rhEumatoiD arthrITis (CREDIT) from Nov 2016 to August 2017 were presented and compared with those from five other registries across the world...
November 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140419/dietary-glutamine-glutamate-and-mortality-two-large-prospective-studies-in-us-men-and-women
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Wenjie Ma, Yoriko Heianza, Tao Huang, Tiange Wang, Dianjianyi Sun, Yan Zheng, Frank B Hu, Kathryn M Rexrode, JoAnn E Manson, Lu Qi
Background: Emerging studies have related circulating glutamine metabolites to various chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer; diet is the major source of nutrients involved in glutamine metabolism. However, it remains unknown whether dietary intakes of glutamine, glutamate,and their ratio are related to total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: We followed 74 082 women from the Nurses' Health Study (1984-2012) and 42 303 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2012), who were free of cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138173/cardiovascular-preventive-care-for-patients-with-serious-mental-illness
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Sarah Ritchie, Laura Muldoon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patients with serious mental illness (SMI) are receiving preventive care for cardiovascular disease at the same rate as those without SMI in an interprofessional practice with a mandate to care for persons with barriers to access to the health care system. DESIGN: Quality improvement exercise using a case-matched retrospective chart review. SETTING: Somerset West Community Health Centre in downtown Ottawa, Ont...
November 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135581/high-rates-of-hypertension-diabetes-elevated-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-hiv-infected-patients-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-malawi
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Sekai C Mathabire Rücker, Alia Tayea, Joseph Bitilinyu-Bangoh, Elkin H Bermúdez-Aza, Leon Salumu, Isabel A Quiles, Elisabeth Szumilin, Zengani Chirwa, Fernanda Rick, David Maman
OBJECTIVES: Data on cardiovascular disease risks among HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) over long periods of time are lacking in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chiradzulu, Malawi from December 2015 to June 2016. HIV-infected persons on ART for more than 10 years (patients) and HIV-negative individuals (controls) from selected clinics participated. Following informed consent, a standardized questionnaire, clinical and laboratory examinations were performed...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134534/current-status-of-cardiovascular-surgery-in-japan-2013-and-2014-a-report-based-on-the-japan-cardiovascular-surgery-database-jcvsd-1-mission-and-history-of-jcvsd
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Shinichi Takamoto, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Tsukihara
The Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database (JCVSD) was created in 2000 with the support of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). The STS database content was translated to Japanese using the same disease criteria and in 2001, data entry for adult cardiac surgeries was initiated online using the University Hospital Medical Information Network (UMIN). In 2008, data entry for congenital heart surgeries was initiated in the congenital section of JCVSD and preoperative expected mortality (JapanSCORE) in adult cardiovascular surgeries was first calculated using the risk model of JCVSD...
November 13, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132438/framingham-risk-score-for-estimation-of-10-years-of-cardiovascular-diseases-risk-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Leila Jahangiry, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Fatemeh Rezaei
BACKGROUND: There are a few studies evaluating the predictive value of Framingham risk score (FRS) for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in patients with metabolic syndrome in Iran. Because of the emerging high prevalence of CVD among Iranian population, it is important to predict its risk among populations with potential predictive tools. Therefore, the aim of the current study is to evaluate the FRS and its determinants in patients with metabolic syndrome. METHODS: In the current cross-sectional study, 160 patients with metabolic syndrome diagnosed according to the National Cholesterol Education Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III criteria were enrolled...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131062/cardio-renal-determinants-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-primary-prevention-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Zaneta Petrulioniene, Egidija Rinkuniene, Virginijus Sapoka, Marija Petrylaite, Jolita Badariene
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between severity of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular risk and target organ (heart, renal, vascular) damage in men free of cardiovascular diseases (CV). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score > 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function...
November 5, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131011/dizziness-and-the-acute-vestibular-syndrome-at-the-emergency-department-a-population-based-descriptive-study
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Micaela Ljunggren, Julia Persson, Jonatan Salzer
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common occurrence witnessed at emergency departments (EDs). This study aims to describe the epidemiology and management of dizzy patients with and without an acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) in the ED at Umeå University Hospital. METHODS: A total of n = 2,126 ED dizziness visits during 3 years were identified. Data were obtained through retrospective review of medical records. Cases were stratified based on presentation, including AVS and neurological deficits...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129247/association-between-influenza-vaccination-and-reduced-risks-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-elderly-patients
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Ming-Hsien Chiang, Hau-Hsin Wu, Chia-Jen Shih, Yung-Tai Chen, Shu-Chen Kuo, Te-Li Chen
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the protective effect of influenza vaccine against primary major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) in elderly patients, especially those with influenza-like illness (ILI). METHODS: This retrospective, population-based case-control study of an elderly population (age≥65 years) was conducted using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database (2000-2013). One control was selected for each MACE case (n=80,363 each), matched according to age, year of study entry, and predisposing factors for MACEs...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127228/association-between-body-mass-index-and-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-multiethnic-south-east-asian-population-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-malaysian-national-cardiovascular-disease-database-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-ncvd-pci
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Zaid Azhari, Muhammad Dzafir Ismail, Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi, Norashikin Md Sari, Imran Zainal Abidin, Wan Azman Wan Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a multiethnic South East Asian population. SETTING: Fifteen participating cardiology centres contributed to the Malaysian National Cardiovascular Disease Database-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NCVD-PCI) registry. PARTICIPANTS: 28 742 patients from the NCVD-PCI registry who had their first PCI between January 2007 and December 2014 were included...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125709/chronic-kidney-disease-and-bleeding-risk-in-patients-at-high-cardiovascular-risk-a-cohort-study
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G Ocak, M B Rookmaaker, A Algra, G J de Borst, P A Doevendans, L J Kappelle, M C Verhaar, F L Visseren
BACKGROUND: There are indications that patients with chronic kidney disease have an increased bleeding risk. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to investigate the association between chronic kidney disease and bleeding in patients at high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: We included 10,347 subjects referred to the University Medical Center Utrecht (the Netherlands) from September 1996 to February 2015 for an out-patient visit with classical risk factors for arterial disease or with symptomatic arterial disease (Second Manifestation of Arterial disease (SMART) cohort)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120880/culprit-versus-multivessel-coronary-intervention-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
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Satyanarayana R Vaidya, Arman Qamar, Sameer Arora, Santhosh R Devarapally, Ashok Kondur, Prashant Kaul
BACKGROUND: The 2015 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association update on primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommended PCI of the non-infarct-related artery at the time of primary PCI (class IIb recommendation). Despite evidence supporting complete revascularization in STEMI, its benefit on mortality rates is uncertain. METHODS: We searched all available databases for randomized controlled trials comparing complete multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention (CMV PCI) with infarct-artery-only revascularization in patients with STEMI...
November 8, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120366/a-low-geriatric-nutrition-risk-index-is-associated-with-progression-to-dialysis-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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I-Ching Kuo, Jiun-Chi Huang, Pei-Yu Wu, Szu-Chia Chen, Jer-Ming Chang, Hung-Chun Chen
Evaluating nutritional status is crucial to detecting malnutrition in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) has been associated with overall and cardiovascular mortality in the dialysis population. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the GNRI is associated with progression to dialysis in patients with moderate to advanced CKD. We enrolled 496 patients with stage 3-5 CKD who had received echocardiographic examinations, and categorized them according to baseline GNRI values calculated using the serum albumin level and body weight...
November 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120147/the-association-between-retinol-binding-protein-4-and-cardiovascular-risk-score-is-mediated-by-waist-circumference-in-overweight-obese-adolescent-girls
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Aleksandra Klisić, Nebojša Kavarić, Bojko Bjelaković, Ivan Soldatović, Milica Martinović, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljević
Retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4) is an emerging risk factor for atherosclerotic disease in adults. However, to our knowledge, there are no studies examining the relationship between RBP4 and cardiovascular risk in young population. Therefore, we aimed to estimate this potential relationship in overweight/obese adolescent girls. Seventy overweight/obese adolescent girls, mean age 17.6±1.20 years, were included. Anthropometric and biochemical parameters were measured. Cardiovascular risk score (CVRS) was calculated by adding points for each risk factor (e...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
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