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Rajkumar Bharatia, Manoj Chitale, Ganesh Narain Saxena, Raman Ganesh Kumar, Chikkalingaiah, Abhijit Trailokya, Kalpesh Dalvi, Suhas Talele
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension (HTN), being a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), is an important issue of medical and public health. High blood pressure (BP) is ranked as the third most important risk factor for attributable burden of disease in south Asia (2010). Hypertension (HTN) exerts a substantial public health burden on cardiovascular health status and healthcare systems in India. Uncontrolled hypertension among adults with hypertension is associated with increased mortality...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Julie A Birt, YingMeei Tan, Neelufar Mozaffarian
OBJECTIVES: To better understand the real-world characteristics and costs of Sjögren's syndrome (SS). METHODS: Analysing the MarketScan Commercial Claims database from Jan. 1, 2006 to Dec. 31, 2011, we identified 10,414 patients ≥18 years old newly diagnosed with SS. Patient characteristics, drugs (commonly used for SS), resource utilisation, and medical costs were evaluated for 12 months pre- and post-diagnosis. RESULTS: Mean age was 55 years; 90% were female...
October 7, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Esma R Isenovic, Zoran Gluvic, Bozidarka Zaric, Ivana Resanovic, Milan Obradovic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Djordje Radak
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a leading public health and clinical challenge worldwide. MetS represents a group of interelated risk factors that predict cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Its prevalence ranges between 10 and 84%, depending of the geographic region, urban or rural environment, individual demographic characteristics of the population studied (sex, age, racial and ethnic origin), as well as the criteria used to define MetS. Persons with MetS have higher mortality rate when compared with people without MetS, primarily caused by progressive atherosclerosis, accelerated by pro-inflammatory and pro-coagulation components of MetS...
October 7, 2016: Current Vascular Pharmacology
Kim V E Braun, Trudy Voortman, Klodian Dhana, Jenna Troup, Wichor M Bramer, John Troup, Rajiv Chowdhury, Abbas Dehghan, Taulant Muka, Oscar H Franco
Epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation and histone modifications, might be involved in the regulation of blood lipid concentration variability and may thereby affect cardiovascular health. We aimed to systematically review studies investigating the association between epigenetic marks and plasma concentrations of triacylglycerol, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol. Six medical databases were searched until September 3rd 2015, reference lists were screened, and experts in the field were contacted...
October 13, 2016: Progress in Lipid Research
Joana F Sacramento, Maria J Ribeiro, Tiago Rodrigues, Elena Olea, Bernardete F Melo, Maria P Guarino, Rui Fonseca-Pinto, Cristiana R Ferreira, Joana Coelho, Ana Obeso, Raquel Seiça, Paulo Matafome, Sílvia V Conde
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We recently described that carotid body (CB) over-activation is involved in the aetiology of insulin resistance and arterial hypertension in animal models of the metabolic syndrome. Additionally, we have demonstrated that CB activity is increased in animal models of insulin resistance, and that carotid sinus nerve (CSN) resection prevents the development of insulin resistance and arterial hypertension induced by high-energy diets. Here, we tested whether the functional abolition of CB by CSN transection would reverse pre-established insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia, obesity, autonomic dysfunction and hypertension in animal models of the metabolic syndrome...
October 16, 2016: Diabetologia
Nasreen Al Sayed, Khalid Al Waili, Fatheya Alawadi, Saeed Al-Ghamdi, Wael Al Mahmeed, Fahad Al-Nouri, Mona Al Rukhaimi, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Zuhier Awan, Mohamed Farghaly, Mohamed Hassanein, Hani Sabbour, Mohammad Zubaid, Philip Barter
BACKGROUND: Plasma lipid disorders are key risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and are prevalent in the Middle East, with rates increasing in recent decades. Despite this, no region-specific guidelines for managing plasma lipids exist and there is a lack of use of guidelines developed in other regions. METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel of regional experts was convened to develop consensus clinical recommendations for the management of plasma lipids in the Middle East...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Gregory B Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Ming Gu, Ping Zhao, Jinwen Huang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Yahui Wang, Yin Li, Yifei Li, Shengjie Fan, Yue-Ming Ma, Qingchun Tong, Li Yang, Guang Ji, Cheng Huang
Background and purpose: Silymarin, a standardized extract of the milk thistle seeds, has been widely used to treat chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and other types of toxic liver damage. Despite increasing studies on the action of silymarin and its major active constituent, silybin in their therapeutic properties against insulin resistance, diabetes and hyperlipidaemia in vitro and in vivo, the mechanism underlying silymarin action remains unclear. Experimental approach: C57BL/6 mice were fed high-fat diet (HFD) for 3 months to induce obesity, insulin resistance, hyperlipidaemia, and fatty liver...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Maria Asunción García Gonzalo, María Isabel Santamaría Mas, Lidia Pascual Tomé, Maialen Ibarguren Pinilla, Francisco Rodríguez-Arrondo
AIM: To assess the prevalence of comorbidities, concomitant therapies and adverse effects associated with the medication in a cohort of patients with HIV infection. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional study. SETTINGS: Infectious Diseases or Internal Medicine outpatient Clinics of 3 hospitals in the Basque Country. PARTICIPANTS: During a 3 month period, patients with the following inclusion criteria were randomly selected: HIV infection, age>18years, antiretroviral treatment (ART) for at least 6months, and no changes in ART in the previous 4weeks...
October 5, 2016: Atencion Primaria
Aleix Cases Amenós, Juan Pedro-Botet Montoya, Vicente Pascual Fuster, Vivencio Barrios Alonso, Xavier Pintó Sala, Juan F Ascaso Gimilio, Jesús Millán Nuñez-Cortés, Adalberto Serrano Cumplido
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This post hoc study analysed the perception of the relevance of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in dyslipidaemia screening and the choice of statin among primary care physicians (PCPs) and other specialists through a Delphi questionnaire. METHODS: The questionnaire included 4blocks of questions concerning dyslipidaemic patients with impaired carbohydrate metabolism. This study presents the results of the impact of CKD on screening and the choice of statin...
September 30, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Ove Andersen
HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome frequently presents as a relative lack of peripheral adipose tissue storage combined with an increase in visceral fat, associated with insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia. This thesis discusses explanations for the links between abnormalities in glucose metabolism, the steroid synthesis pathway, the growth hormone-insulin growth factor-1 axis, and chronic changes in adipose tissue distribution. Specifically, the mechanisms by which low-grade inflammation may affect the normal stimulatory effect of insulin on glucose and fat storage are reviewed...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Juan Pedro-Botet, Elisenda Climent, Eva Giralt Martínez, Juana A Flores-Le Roux
INTRODUCTION: Dyslipidaemia is a major modifiable determining factor of vascular risk and, despite this, a significant number of patients do not achieve lipid goals. The aim of this study is to describe the resources and current needs in clinical practice in Spain, through an analysis of management, organisation and the patient care circuit of dyslipidaemia patient. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional, multicentre study, using a questionnaire, was conducted on physicians, 266 in primary care (PC) and 258 in specialised care (SC), who attended patients with dyslipidaemia in hospitals and centres within the National Health System...
September 27, 2016: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
Amila Chandrasiri, Arosha Dissanayake, Vijitha de Silva
BACKGROUND: Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are emerging as a major public health concern worldwide and became a leading cause of mortality in Sri Lanka accounting for 65% of deaths. Health promotion strategies aimed at lifestyle modification are helpful in modifying risk factors for NCDs. OBJECTIVES: To transform a workplace to a health promotion setting where lifestyle changes in workers lead to a modification of risk factors for NCDs. METHODS: A health promotion program was conducted in a divisional administrative office, in Sri Lanka...
September 29, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Simon G Anderson, Ram P Narayanan, Daniela Radford, Richard Hodgson, Marc De Hert, Adrian H Heald
BACKGROUND: People with severe mental illness (SMI) have higher rates of diabetes than the general population. AIMS: To assess the type-2 diabetes screening rates in primary care and the relation between body mass index (BMI) and dysglycaemia for patients on the SMI register in the Cheshire region of the United Kingdom. METHODS: The setting was 24 general practices in Central and Eastern Cheshire, United Kingdom. Subjects were identified through a semianonymized search of GP registers...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Mental Health
Abdul Rehman Arshad, Hamid Nawaz Tipu, Athar Iqbal Paracha
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of hypertension on lipid levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was conducted at 1 Mountain Medical Battalion, Bagh, Azad Kashmir, from May 2012 to April 2015, and comprised adult type 2 diabetics. Patients already on lipid-lowering agents, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, unwilling patients and those who had serum triglycerides>4.5mmol/l were excluded. Blood pressure was measured twice in sitting position...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Gregory B Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Inger Sundström Poromaa, Jan Roar Mellembakken, Laure Morin Papunen, Terhi Piltonen, Johanna Puurunen, Juha S Tapanainen, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Eszter Vanky, Pernille Ravn, Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
STUDY QUESTION: Is it necessary to monitor lipid profiles in all young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Lipid profiling is required when women with PCOS develop type 2 diabetes (T2D) or hypertension, but rarely changes clinical care before the age of 35 years. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: PCOS consensus statements and guidelines recommend that women with PCOS should be screened for dyslipidaemia every second year or annually...
September 22, 2016: Human Reproduction
Ugo Soffientini, Annette Graham
Effective cholesterol homoeostasis is essential in maintaining cellular function, and this is achieved by a network of lipid-responsive nuclear transcription factors, and enzymes, receptors and transporters subject to post-transcriptional and post-translational regulation, whereas loss of these elegant, tightly regulated homoeostatic responses is integral to disease pathologies. Recent data suggest that sterol-binding sensors, exchangers and transporters contribute to regulation of cellular cholesterol homoeostasis and that genetic overexpression or deletion, or mutations, in a number of these proteins are linked with diseases, including atherosclerosis, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, congenital lipoid adrenal hyperplasia, cancer, autosomal dominant hearing loss and male infertility...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
S Béliard, F Bonnet, B Bouhanick, E Bruckert, B Cariou, S Charrière, V Durlach, P Moulin, R Valéro, B Vergès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolism
P J Labrador Gómez, S González Sanchidrián, J M Fuentes Rodríguez, J R Gómez-Martino Arroyo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Dyslipidaemias are a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. The aim of our study was to analyse lipid profile in general population, prevalence, and trend in five years. METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2014, all biochemical controls from Primary Care in 18 years-old adults were analysed. We used as reference for lipid levels those stablished for the European Society Cardiology and Hypertension. When several controls from same patient were found, the best and worst levels were used for prevalence...
September 16, 2016: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
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