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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042132/low-very-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-but-high-very-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-mrna-expression-in-peripheral-white-blood-cells-an-atherogenic-phenotype-for-atherosclerosis-in-a-community-based-population
#1
Fan Zhao, Yue Qi, Jing Liu, Wei Wang, Wuxiang Xie, Jiayi Sun, Jun Liu, Yongchen Hao, Miao Wang, Yan Li, Dong Zhao
Very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C), via binding very low-density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR), can induce the development of atherosclerosis. Besides monocytes, VLDLR expression is detected in various peripheral white blood cells (WBCs), yet its underlying role remains unclear. We thereby aimed to test the hypothesis that VLDLR in all types of peripheral WBCs may be involved in the association between VLDL-C and atherosclerosis. VLDLR mRNA expression in peripheral WBC and plasma VLDL-C levels were measured in 747 participants from a community-based study...
August 31, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032450/association-between-coronary-artery-disease-severity-and-overactive-bladder-in-geriatric-patients
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Muhammet Fatih Kilinc, Erdogan Yasar, Halil Ibrahim Aydin, Yildiray Yildiz, Omer Gokhan Doluoglu
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between overactive bladder (OAB) and coronary artery disease (CAD) as demonstrated on coronary angiography in patients > 65 years. METHODS: The patients who were > 65 years completed an OAB-V8 form before undergoing coronary angiography at a tertiary care hospital. The presence of OAB was documented using the self-administered OAB-V8 questionnaire. Formal stratification of the coronary vessels plaque burden was assessed by calculation of a Gensini score for each patient...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026833/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-older-adults-in-china
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REVIEW
Jian Yong, Dong Lin, Xue-Rui Tan
Over the past two decades, the percentage of Chinese who is 60 years or older has increased from 5.2% in 1995 to 10.5% in 2015. Approximately 16% of the population in China was 60 years old and above in 2015. Since 1990, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death in China. Cardiovascular medications of older adults are usually more complicated than younger age groups due to polypharmacy, the presence of comorbidities and more susceptible to treatment-related adverse outcomes. Therefore, effective primary prevention of CVD for older adults is important in sustaining the health of older adults and reducing the burden of the healthcare system...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988099/chlorinated-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-serum-of-new-zealand-adults-2011-2013
#4
J Coakley, P Bridgen, M N Bates, J Douwes, A 't Mannetje
A national survey was conducted in 2011-2013 to assess serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in adult New Zealanders. Participants were randomly selected from the 2010 Electoral Roll within 64 demographic strata according to 4 age groups, 4 regions, 2 ethnic groups (Māori/non-Māori) and gender. Eligible subjects (n=734) donated up to 30ml of blood, after which serum was pooled (n=49) according to demographic strata prior to analysis by GC-HRMS. Associations between demographic variables (age, region, ethnicity, gender) and serum POPs were assessed using linear regression...
October 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960806/regional-evidence-and-international-recommendations-to-guide-lipid-management-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-with-special-reference-to-renal-dysfunction
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Titus Wl Lau, Kevin Ek Tan, Jason Cj Choo, T G Ng, Tavintharan S, Juliana C N Chan
The anticipated increase in the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes in Asia, and its associated cardiovascular-renal complications will place a significant burden on patients, caregivers and society. Despite the proven effectiveness of lipid management in reducing these complications, there are major treatment gaps especially in Asian patients with young-onset diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Recent international guidelines recommended the adoption of absolute risk estimation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease to guide treatment intensity...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930197/red-blood-cell-eicosapentaenoic-acid-inversely-relates-to-mri-assessed-carotid-plaque-lipid-core-burden-in-elders-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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Núria Bargalló, Rosa Gilabert, Edwin-Saúl Romero-Mamani, Montserrat Cofán, Philip C Calder, Montserrat Fitó, Dolores Corella, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Ramon Estruch, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila
Supplemental marine omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has an anti-atherosclerotic effect. Clinical research on EPA supplied by the regular diet and atherosclerosis is scarce. In the framework of the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) trial, we conducted a cross-sectional study in 161 older individuals at high vascular risk grouped into different stages of carotid atherosclerosis severity, including those without ultrasound-detected atheroma plaque (n = 38), with plaques <2.0 mm thick (n = 65), and with plaques ≥2...
September 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929097/integrated-clinical-decision-support-systems-promote-absolute-cardiovascular-risk-assessment-an-important-primary-prevention-measure-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-primary-health-care
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Veronica Matthews, Christopher P Burgess, Christine Connors, Elizabeth Moore, David Peiris, David Scrimgeour, Sandra C Thompson, Sarah Larkins, Ross Bailie
BACKGROUND: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians experience a greater burden of disease compared to non-Indigenous Australians. Around one-fifth of the health disparity is caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). Despite the importance of absolute cardiovascular risk assessment (CVRA) as a screening and early intervention tool, few studies have reported its use within the Australian Indigenous primary health care (PHC) sector. This study utilizes data from a large-scale quality improvement program to examine variation in documented CVRA as a primary prevention strategy for individuals without prior CVD across four Australian jurisdictions...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919343/characterizing-pathology-in-erythrocytes-using-morphological-and-biophysical-membrane-properties-relation-to-impaired-hemorheology-and-cardiovascular-function-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#8
Oore-Ofe O Olumuyiwa-Akeredolu, Prashilla Soma, Antoinette V Buys, Legesse Kassa Debusho, Etheresia Pretorius
The inflammatory burden of the complex rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease affects several organ-systems, including rheological properties of blood and its formed elements. Red blood cells (RBCs) are constantly exposed to circulating dysregulated inflammatory molecules that are co-transported within the vasculature; and their membranes may be particularly vulnerable to the accompanying oxidative stress. In the current study, we investigate biophysical and ultrastructural characteristics of RBCs obtained from a cohort of patients using atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and confocal microscopy (CM)...
September 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891681/lacto-vegetarian-diet-and-correlation-of-fasting-blood-sugar-with-lipids-in-population-practicing-sedentary-lifestyle
#9
Ardhendu Bhusan Praharaj, Ramesh Kumar Goenka, Sujata Dixit, Manoj Kumar Gupta, Shantanu Kumar Kar, Sapna Negi
Rising burden of diabetes in India requires quick intervention that integrates policies and programs for effective prevention and control of disease. This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted to observe effect of diet in two Indian communities practicing sedentary lifestyle. Fasting blood samples were analyzed for blood sugar, glycated-hemoglobin (HbA1C), and lipid profile. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measurements were recorded. Diabetes incidence was lower in lacto-vegetarian (1...
September 11, 2017: Ecology of Food and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877868/impact-of-risk-factors-associated-with-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Cynthia S Crowson, Silvia Rollefstad, Eirik Ikdahl, George D Kitas, Piet L C M van Riel, Sherine E Gabriel, Eric L Matteson, Tore K Kvien, Karen Douglas, Aamer Sandoo, Elke Arts, Solveig Wållberg-Jonsson, Lena Innala, George Karpouzas, Patrick H Dessein, Linda Tsang, Hani El-Gabalawy, Carol Hitchon, Virginia Pascual Ramos, Irazú Contreras Yáñez, Petros P Sfikakis, Evangelia Zampeli, Miguel A Gonzalez-Gay, Alfonso Corrales, Mart van de Laar, Harald E Vonkeman, Inger Meek, Anne Grete Semb
OBJECTIVES: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an excess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to assess the impact of CVD risk factors, including potential sex differences, and RA-specific variables on CVD outcome in a large, international cohort of patients with RA. METHODS: In 13 rheumatology centres, data on CVD risk factors and RA characteristics were collected at baseline. CVD outcomes (myocardial infarction, angina, revascularisation, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and CVD death) were collected using standardised definitions...
September 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860318/reducing-the-global-burden-of-cardiovascular-disease-part-1-the-epidemiology-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Philip Joseph, Darryl Leong, Martin McKee, Sonia S Anand, Jon-David Schwalm, Koon Teo, Andrew Mente, Salim Yusuf
Current global health policy goals include a 25% reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 2025. In this 2-part review, we provide an overview of the current epidemiological data on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), its risk factors, and describe strategies aimed at reducing its burden. In part 1, we examine the global epidemiology of cardiac conditions that have the greatest impact on CVD mortality; the predominant risk factors; and the impact of upstream, societal health determinants (eg, environmental factors, health policy, and health systems) on CVD...
September 1, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855511/blood-monocyte-transcriptome-and-epigenome-analyses-reveal-loci-associated-with-human-atherosclerosis
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Yongmei Liu, Lindsay M Reynolds, Jingzhong Ding, Li Hou, Kurt Lohman, Tracey Young, Wei Cui, Zhiqing Huang, Carole Grenier, Ma Wan, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, David Siscovick, Lifang Hou, Bruce M Psaty, Stephen S Rich, Jerome I Rotter, Joel D Kaufman, Gregory L Burke, Susan Murphy, David R Jacobs, Wendy Post, Ina Hoeschele, Douglas A Bell, David Herrington, John S Parks, Russell P Tracy, Charles E McCall, James H Stein
Little is known regarding the epigenetic basis of atherosclerosis. Here we present the CD14+ blood monocyte transcriptome and epigenome signatures associated with human atherosclerosis. The transcriptome signature includes transcription coactivator, ARID5B, which is known to form a chromatin derepressor complex with a histone H3K9Me2-specific demethylase and promote adipogenesis and smooth muscle development. ARID5B CpG (cg25953130) methylation is inversely associated with both ARID5B expression and atherosclerosis, consistent with this CpG residing in an ARID5B enhancer region, based on chromatin capture and histone marks data...
August 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846633/strawberries-improve-pain-and-inflammation-in-obese-adults-with-radiographic-evidence-of-knee-osteoarthritis
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Jace Schell, R Hal Scofield, James R Barrett, Biji T Kurien, Nancy Betts, Timothy J Lyons, Yan Daniel Zhao, Arpita Basu
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a significant public health burden in U.S. adults. Among its many risk factors, obesity is a key player, causing inflammation, pain, impaired joint function, and reduced quality of life. Dietary polyphenols and other bioactive compounds in berries, curcumin, and tea have shown effects in ameliorating pain and inflammation in OA, but few clinical studies have been reported. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of dietary strawberries on pain, markers of inflammation, and quality of life indicators in obese adults with OA of the knee...
August 28, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832027/protein-kinase-c-delta-pkc%C3%AE-a-marker-of-inflammation-and-tuberculosis-disease-progression-in-humans-is-important-for-optimal-macrophage-killing-effector-functions-and-survival-in-mice
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S P Parihar, M Ozturk, M J Marakalala, D T Loots, R Hurdayal, D Beukes, M Van Reenen, D E Zak, S K Mbandi, F Darboe, A Penn-Nicholson, W A Hanekom, M Leitges, T J Scriba, R Guler, F Brombacher
We previously demonstrated that protein kinase C-δ (PKCδ) is critical for immunity against Listeria monocytogenes, Leishmania major, and Candida albicans infection in mice. However, the functional relevance of PKCδ during Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection is unknown. PKCδ was significantly upregulated in whole blood of patients with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. Lung proteomics further revealed that PKCδ was highly abundant in the necrotic and cavitory regions of TB granulomas in multidrug-resistant human participants...
August 23, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827236/longitudinal-and-secular-trends-in-total-cholesterol-levels-and-impact-of-lipid-lowering-drug-use-among-norwegian-women-and-men-born-in-1905-1977-in-the-population-based-troms%C3%A3-study-1979-2016
#15
Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock, Kaare Harald Bønaa, Anne Elise Eggen, Sameline Grimsgaard, Bjarne K Jacobsen, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Ellisiv B Mathiesen, Inger Njølstad, Tom Wilsgaard
OBJECTIVES: Elevated blood cholesterol is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol level surveillance is necessary to study population disease burden, consider priorities for prevention and intervention and understand the effect of diet, lifestyle and treatment. Previous studies show a cholesterol decline in recent decades but lack data to follow individuals born in different decades throughout life. METHODS: We investigated changes in age-specific and birth cohort-specific total cholesterol (TC) levels in 43 710 women and men born in 1905-1977 (aged 20-95 years at screening) in the population-based Tromsø Study...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814675/retinal-amyloid-pathology-and-proof-of-concept-imaging-trial-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Yosef Koronyo, David Biggs, Ernesto Barron, David S Boyer, Joel A Pearlman, William J Au, Shawn J Kile, Austin Blanco, Dieu-Trang Fuchs, Adeel Ashfaq, Sally Frautschy, Gregory M Cole, Carol A Miller, David R Hinton, Steven R Verdooner, Keith L Black, Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD) with high specificity and sensitivity can greatly facilitate identification of at-risk populations for earlier, more effective intervention. AD patients exhibit a myriad of retinal pathologies, including hallmark amyloid β-protein (Aβ) deposits. METHODS: Burden, distribution, cellular layer, and structure of retinal Aβ plaques were analyzed in flat mounts and cross sections of definite AD patients and controls (n = 37)...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797359/primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular%C3%A2-disease-in-diabetes-mellitus
#17
REVIEW
Jonathan D Newman, Arthur Z Schwartzbard, Howard S Weintraub, Ira J Goldberg, Jeffrey S Berger
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the most common cause of death in T2D. Yet, <50% of U.S. adults with T2D meet recommended guidelines for CVD prevention. The burden of T2D is increasing: by 2050, approximately 1 in 3 U.S. individuals may have T2D, and patients with T2D will comprise an increasingly large proportion of the CVD population. The authors believe it is imperative that we expand the use of therapies proven to reduce CVD risk in patients with T2D...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792455/cardio-metabolic-benefits-of-plant-based-diets
#18
REVIEW
Hana Kahleova, Susan Levin, Neal Barnard
Cardio-metabolic disease, namely ischemic heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, represent substantial health and economic burdens. Almost one half of cardio-metabolic deaths in the U.S. might be prevented through proper nutrition. Plant-based (vegetarian and vegan) diets are an effective strategy for improving nutrient intake. At the same time, they are associated with decreased all-cause mortality and decreased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Evidence suggests that plant-based diets may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease events by an estimated 40% and the risk of cerebral vascular disease events by 29%...
August 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789613/risk-factors-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-hypertensive-patients-at-hawassa-university-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-southern-ethiopia
#19
Agete Tadewos, Tariku Egeno, Antenah Amsalu
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among hypertensive patients in Ethiopia is very scarce, and the nature and the burden of MetS among these patients has not been well investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the pattern and risk factors of MetS in hypertensive patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital from September 2015 to June 2016. Data on socio-demographic, clinical and anthropometric characteristics were collected from 238 hypertensive participants using WHO stepwise technique...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774298/metabolic-syndrome-and-parental-history-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-young-adults-in-urban-ghana
#20
Kwame Yeboah, Kennedy Konlan Dodam, Patrick Kormla Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Anormah Rashid Bado, Richard N A Owusu Mensah, Afua Bontu Adjei, Ben Gyan
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young adults poses significant cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk for later years. Parental history of CVDs is known to affect the prevalence of CVD risk in adulthood. In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of MetS in young adults and its relationship with parental CVDs is largely unknown. We studied the gender-specific prevalence of MetS and its association with parental history of diabetes, hypertension and CVDs in young adults resident in urban Ghana...
August 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
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