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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231244/unexpectedly-high-leprosy-seroprevalence-detected-using-a-random-surveillance-strategy-in-midwestern-brazil-a-comparison-of-elisa-and-a-rapid-diagnostic-test
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Marco Andrey C Frade, Natália A de Paula, Ciro M Gomes, Sebastian Vernal, Fred Bernardes Filho, Helena B Lugão, Marilda M M de Abreu, Patrícia Botini, Malcolm S Duthie, John S Spencer, Rosa Castália F R Soares, Norma T Foss
BACKGROUND: Leprosy diagnosis is mainly based on clinical evaluation, although this approach is difficult, especially for untrained physicians. We conducted a temporary campaign to detect previously unknown leprosy cases in midwestern Brazil and to compare the performance of different serological tests. METHODS: A mobile clinic was stationed at the main bus terminal in Brasília, Brazil. Volunteers were quizzed and given a clinical exam to allow categorization as either patients, known contacts of patients or non-contacts, and blood was collected to determine anti-PGL-I and anti-LID-1 antibody titers by ELISA and by the NDO-LID rapid test...
February 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226649/heart-rate-independent-qt-variability-component-can-detect-subclinical-cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-in-diabetes
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Mohammad H Imam, Chandan K Karmakar, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, M Palaniswami, Mohammad H Imam, Chandan K Karmakar, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, M Palaniswami, Ahsan H Khandoker, Herbert F Jelinek, Chandan K Karmakar, Mohammad H Imam, M Palaniswami
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) may lead to life threatening arrhythmia due to denervation of both the parasympathetic and sympathetic branches of autonomic nervous system innervating the heart. CAN is a frequently under diagnosed complication of diabetes, because a patient can have asymptomatic CAN for several years before it is clinically apparent. However, detection of CAN at the early or subclinical stage leads to more effective treatment outcomes. Cardiac autonomic reflex tests (CART) (i.e. Ewing test battery) are normally used for the detection and staging of CAN...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225988/estimation-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-detection-of-subclinical-carotid-atheromatosis-in-patients-with-diabetes-without-a-history-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Walter Masson, Salvador De Francesca, Micaela Molinero, Daniel Siniawski, Andrés Mulassi, Frank Espinoza Morales, Melina Huerin, Martín Lobo, Graciela Molinero
Objectives: Cardiovascular risk estimated by several scores in patients with diabetes mellitus without a cardiovascular disease history and the association with carotid atherosclerotic plaque (CAP) were the aims of this study. Materials and methods: Cardiovascular risk was calculate using United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) risk engine, Framingham risk score for cardiovascular (FSCV) and coronary disease (FSCD), and the new score (NS) proposed by the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224926/a-30-month-worksite-based-lifestyle-program-to-promote-cardiovascular-health-in-middle-aged-bank-employees-design-of-the-tansnip-pesa-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jennifer K Coffeng, Hidde P van der Ploeg, José M Castellano, Juan M Fernández-Alvira, Borja Ibáñez, Inés García-Lunar, Allard J van der Beek, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Agustín Mocoroa, Laura García-Leal, Evelyn Cárdenas, Carolina Rojas, María I Martínez-Castro, Silvia Santiago-Sacristán, Miriam Fernández-Gallardo, José M Mendiguren, Sameer Bansilal, Willem van Mechelen, Valentín Fuster
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. With atherosclerosis as the underlying cause for many CVD events, prevention or reduction of subclinical atherosclerotic plaque burden (SAPB) through a healthier lifestyle may have substantial public health benefits. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to describe the protocol of a randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a 30-month worksite-based lifestyle program aimed to promote cardiovascular health in participants having a high or a low degree of SAPB compared with standard care...
February 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223474/can-pediatric-hypertension-criteria-be-simplified-a-prediction-analysis-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
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Bo Xi, Tao Zhang, Shengxu Li, Emily Harville, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Wei Chen
Prehypertension and hypertension in childhood are defined by sex-, age-, and height-specific 90th (or ≥120/80 mm Hg) and 95th percentiles of blood pressure, respectively, by the 2004 Fourth Report. However, these cutoffs are complex and cumbersome for use. This study assessed the performance of a simplified blood pressure definition to predict adult hypertension and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The cohort consisted of 1225 adults (530 men; aged 26.3-47.7 years) from the Bogalusa Heart Study with 27...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223407/polygenic-risk-score-identifies-subgroup-with-higher-burden-of-atherosclerosis-and-greater-relative-benefit-from-statin-therapy-in-the-primary-prevention-setting
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Pradeep Natarajan, Robin Young, Nathan O Stitziel, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Samantha Sartori, Valentin Fuster, Dermot F Reilly, Adam S Butterworth, Daniel J Rader, Ian Ford, Naveed Sattar, Sekar Kathiresan
Background -Relative risk reduction with statin therapy has been consistent across nearly all subgroups studied to date. However, in analyses of two randomized controlled primary prevention trials (ASCOT and JUPITER), statin therapy led to a greater relative risk reduction among a subgroup at high genetic risk. Here, we sought to confirm this observation in a third primary prevention randomized controlled trial. Additionally, we assessed if those at high genetic risk had a greater burden of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
February 21, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222502/subclinical-doses-of-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel-modulators-prevent-alterations-in-memory-and-synaptic-alterations-in-memory-and-synaptic-%C3%AE
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Karla Salgado-Puga, Javier Rodríguez-Colorado, Roberto A Prado-Alcalá, Fernando Peña-Ortega
In addition to coupling cell metabolism and excitability, ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP) are involved in neural function and plasticity. Moreover, alterations in KATP activity and expression have been observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and during amyloid-β (Aβ)-induced pathology. Thus, we tested whether KATP modulators can influence Aβ-induced deleterious effects on memory, hippocampal network function, and plasticity. We found that treating animals with subclinical doses (those that did not change glycemia) of a KATP blocker (Tolbutamide) or a KATP opener (Diazoxide) differentially restrained Aβ-induced memory deficit, hippocampal network activity inhibition, and long-term synaptic plasticity unbalance (i...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222462/decreased-frequencies-of-peripheral-blood-cd4-cd25-cd127-foxp3-in-patients-with-graves-disease-and-graves-orbitopathy-enhancing-effect-of-insulin-growth-factor-1-on-treg-cells
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Przemyslaw Pawlowski, Kamil Grubczak, Jerzy Kostecki, Elzbieta Ilendo-Poskrobko, Marcin Moniuszko, Malgorzata Pawlowska, Robert Rejdak, Joanna Reszec, Janusz Mysliwiec
Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is characterized by orbital T cell infiltration. We evaluated the regulatory T (Treg) cell fractions induced with IGF-1 in Graves' disease (GD) with and without GO. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were obtained from 13 patients with GD without eye manifestations; 10 patients with active GO; and 12 patients with nodular goiter (NG). All the patients from GD, GO, and NG were subclinical hyperthyroid. We analyzed the expression of Treg cell markers (CD4, CD25, CD127(-), Foxp3) on T cells and their ability to respond to IGF-1 stimulation...
February 21, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220621/a-low-prevalence-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-is-associated-to-decreased-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease
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Enric Serra-Planas, Eva Aguilera, Laura Castro, Raúl Rodríguez, Isabel Salinas, Anna Lucas, Clara Joaquín, Rocio Puig, Dídac Mauricio, Manel Puig-Domingo
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been proposed as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. This study evaluated the prevalence of NAFLD in a cohort of Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients and its potential relationship with subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in which 100 T1D patients (39.4 ± 7.8 years, 54% male, all Caucasian, disease duration 21.7 ± 8.6 years, HbA1c 8.1 ± 1.0 % (64.2 ± 7...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220465/assessing-cardiovascular-risk-and-testing-in-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Anum Saeed, Christie M Ballantyne
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Type 2 diabetes confers approximately twofold-increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Early risk stratification of these patients may help reduce cardiovascular events. This review discusses the state of the art of risk factors, biomarkers, and subclinical disease parameters potentially useful in cardiovascular risk assessment in type 2 diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: Scientific progress in the past decade has identified a spectrum of risk in diabetic individuals rather than categorizing diabetes as a coronary heart disease equivalent as previously done...
March 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220351/two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-demonstrates-no-effect-of-active-acromegaly-on-left-ventricular-strain
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I C M Volschan, L Kasuki, C M S Silva, M L Alcantara, R M Saraiva, S S Xavier, M R Gadelha
BACKGROUND: Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) allows for the study of myocardial strain (ε), a marker of early and subclinical ventricular systolic dysfunction. Cardiac disease may be present in patients with acromegaly; however, STE has never been used to evaluate these patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain in patients with active acromegaly with normal LV systolic function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study...
February 20, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218795/defensive-coping-and-essential-amino-acid-markers-as-possible-predictors-for-structural-vascular-disease-in-an-african-and-caucasian-male-cohort-the-sabpa-study
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Marisa Möller, Leoné Malan, Martin Magnusson, Carina M C Mels, Nico T Malan
Defensive coping (DefS), oxidative stress, inflammation, and related amino acids (phenylalanine [Phe] and tyrosine [Tyr]) have been implicated in cardiovascular disease. This study assessed whether inflammation, oxidative stress, changes in essential amino acids, and altered coping strategies are correlated with subclinical vascular changes in African (n = 82) and Caucasian (n = 100) men from the Sympathetic Activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africans (SABPA) study. The Coping Strategy Indicator questionnaire identified DefS participants...
February 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217497/thyroid-profile-and-autoantibodies-in-type-1-diabetes-subjects-a-perspective-from-eastern-india
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Debmalya Sanyal, Anirban Majumder, Soumyabrata Roy Chaudhuri, Sudip Chatterjee
CONTEXT: There has been a rise in the incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in India. The prevalence of thyroid autoantibodies and thyroid dysfunction is common in T1DM. AIMS: The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of thyroid dysfunction and thyroid autoantibodies in T1DM subjects, without any history of thyroid disease, and the prevalence of glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibody, Islet antigen-2 antibody (IA2), thyroid peroxidase (TPO), and thyroglobulin autoantibodies (Tg-AB) in T1DM subjects...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216690/an-unusual-case-of-peripheral-vestibular-disease-in-a-cat-following-ear-cleaning
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Sangsoo Daniel Kim
The occurrence of vestibular disease in a cat following a wellness/vaccination visit which included routine ear cleaning is described. The cat recovered in 10 days following supportive therapy. The cause of vestibular disease was not identified but sensitivity to an ear cleaning solution or subclinical ear disease may have played a role.
February 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214652/unilateral-oculomotor-palsy-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-1a-cmt-1a
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A Posa, A Emmer, M E Kornhuber
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) type 1A is the most common form of CMT 1 and one of the autosomal dominant demyelinating hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (HMSN). Cranial nerves may be frequently subclinically affected in CMT disease. However manifest clinical signs of cranial nerve involvement are rare. METHODS: This case comprise neurological, ophthalmological, internal medicine and ear-nose-throat investigation, motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity, auditory evoked potentials and orbicularis-oculi reflex measurements, lumbar puncture and blood examination, inclusive molecular genetic testing, as well as electrocardiogram and cranial imaging such as computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging RESULTS: The present case shows a Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patient with complete unilateral oculomotor palsy in combination with predominant ipsilateral subclinical trigeminal demyelination...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213568/estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-albuminuria-are-associated-with-biomarkers-of-cardiac-injury-in-a-population-based-cohort-study-the-maastricht-study
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Remy J H Martens, Dorien M Kimenai, Jeroen P Kooman, Coen D A Stehouwer, Frans E S Tan, Otto Bekers, Pieter C Dagnelie, Carla J H van der Kallen, Abraham A Kroon, Karel M L Leunissen, Frank M van der Sande, Nicolaas C Schaper, Simone J S Sep, Miranda T Schram, Jeroen D van Suijlen, Marja P van Dieijen-Visser, Steven J R Meex, Ronald M A Henry
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease mortality risk. It is, however, less clear at what point in the course from normal kidney function to CKD the association with cardiovascular disease appears. Studying the associations of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and albuminuria with biomarkers of (subclinical) cardiac injury in a population without substantial CKD may clarify this issue. METHODS: We examined the cross-sectional associations of eGFR and urinary albumin excretion (UAE) with high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) T, hs-cTnI, and N-terminal probrain natriuretic-peptide (NT-proBNP) in 3103 individuals from a population-based diabetes-enriched cohort study...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208969/acute-presentation-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-with-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-a-rare-case
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Rhythm Khera, Shrayash Khare, Shailendra Kumar Singh
Cardiac involvements are common in patients with Dermatomyositis, most of which are not severe enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms. However, Cardiovascular (CVS) manifestations constitute a major cause of death in these patients. The most frequently reported clinically evident of CVS manifestations in-patient of dermatomyositis are Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conduction aberrations, that may predispose to complete heart block and coronary artery disease. The principal pathophysiological mechanisms that may produce these cardiac manifestations involve coronary artery disease as well as small vessels vasculitis of the myocardium...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208707/gaitkeeper-a-system-for-measuring-canine-gait
#18
Cassim Ladha, Jack O'Sullivan, Zoe Belshaw, Lucy Asher
It is understood gait has the potential to be used as a window into neurodegenerative disorders, identify markers of subclinical pathology, inform diagnostic algorithms of disease progression and measure the efficacy of interventions. Dogs' gaits are frequently assessed in a veterinary setting to detect signs of lameness. Despite this, a reliable, affordable and objective method to assess lameness in dogs is lacking. Most described canine lameness assessments are subjective, unvalidated and at high risk of bias...
February 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207502/impact-of-the-dietary-fatty-acid-intake-on-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-us-adults
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Hassan Vatanparast, Andre Pascal Kengne
Growing evidence suggests that the effects of diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) occur through mechanisms involving subclinical inflammation. We assessed whether reported dietary fatty acid intake correlates with a serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentration in a population-based sample of US men and women.In this cross-sectional analysis, participants were selected from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and restricted to those with available data on dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometric measurements from 2001 to 2010...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207497/concurrent-presence-of-inflammation-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-exacerbates-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-koges-6-year-follow-up-study
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Jinkwan Kim, Dae Wui Yoon, Seung Ku Lee, Seunggwan Lee, Kyung-Mee Choi, Thomas J Robert, Chol Shin
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) leads to multiple end-organ morbidities that are mediated by the cumulative burden of oxidative stress and inflammation. Both OSA and inflammation play key roles in increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Thus, we hypothesized that the combination of inflammation and OSA could accelerate the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a large cohort study.A total of 1835 participants were randomly selected from the ongoing Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study for the years between 2007 and 2015...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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