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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453992/serum-cystatin-c-level-is-associated-with-carotid-arterial-wall-elasticity-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-potential-marker-of-early-stage-atherosclerosis
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Rei Kaneko, Shojiro Sawada, Ai Tokita, Rieko Honkura, Noriko Tumura, Shinjiro Kodama, Tomohito Izumi, Kei Takahashi, Kenji Uno, Junta Imai, Tetsuya Yamada, Yukiya Miyachi, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai, Yasushi Ishgaki, Hideki Katagiri
AIMS: Detection of early-stage atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients is important for preventing cardiovascular disease. A phased tracking method for evaluating arterial wall elasticity sensitively detects early-stage atherosclerosis. However, biochemical markers for early-stage atherosclerosis have yet to be established. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 180 T2DM patients, who were classified as not having atherosclerosis according to the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) criteria...
February 14, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453232/a-randomized-multicenter-phase-ii-study-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-in-patients-with-a-history-of-breast-cancer-premalignant-lesions-or-benign-breast-disease
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Ayca Gucalp, Xi K Zhou, Elise D Cook, Judy E Garber, Katherine D Crew, Julie R Nangia, Priya Bhardwaj, Dilip D Giri, Olivier Elemento, Akanksha Verma, Hanhan Wang, J Jack Lee, Lana A Vornik, Carrie Mays, Diane Weber, Valerie Sepeda, Holly O'Kane, Margaret Krasne, Samantha Williams, Patrick G Morris, Brandy M Heckman-Stoddard, Barbara K Dunn, Clifford A Hudis, Powel H Brown, Andrew J Dannenberg
Obesity, a cause of subclinical inflammation, is a risk factor for the development of postmenopausal breast cancer (BC) and is associated with poorer cancer outcomes. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid, possesses anti-inflammatory properties. We hypothesized that treatment with DHA would reduce the expression of proinflammatory genes and aromatase, the rate-limiting enzyme for estrogen biosynthesis, in benign breast tissue of overweight/obese women. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind phase II study of DHA given for 12 weeks to overweight/obese women with a history of stage I-III BC, DCIS/LCIS, Paget's disease, or proliferative benign breast disease was carried out...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452666/transformation-of-follicular-lymphoma-why-does-it-happen-and-can-it-be-prevented
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Brian K Link
Follicular lymphoma is a clinical disease with a multitude of presentations and behaviors. Although infrequent, transformation of follicular lymphoma to a more aggressive behaving subtype - prototypically diffuse large B-cell lymphoma - confers a substantially adverse prognosis. There is no consensus for optimal management after transformation is recognized. Historically considered a distinct clinical event, this review highlights the multiple subclinical transformational events that either variably or cumulatively result in clinical recognition of transformed follicular lymphoma...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452616/tuberculosis
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Alfred O Ankrah, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Alex Maes, Christophe Van de Wiele, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Mariza Vorster, Mike M Sathekge
Tuberculosis (TB) is currently the world's leading cause of infectious mortality. Imaging plays an important role in the management of this disease. The complex immune response of the human body to Mycobacterium tuberculosis results in a wide array of clinical manifestations, making clinical and radiological diagnosis challenging. 18 F-FDG-PET/CT is very sensitive in the early detection of TB in most parts of the body; however, the lack of specificity is a major limitation. 18 F-FDG-PET/CT images the whole body and provides a pre-therapeutic metabolic map of the infection, enabling clinicians to accurately assess the burden of disease...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450394/update-on-retinal-vascular-caliber
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Alina Gabriela Dumitrescu, Liliana Voinea, Ioana Anca Badarau, Vanessa Andrada Paun, Marilena Schowe, Radu Ciuluvica
Retinal vessels are the only blood vessels that can be viewed directly, in vivo, repetitively and non-invasively. Retinal vessel caliber is influenced by physiological (age, sex, race, blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index) and pathological (atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, smoking) determinants. There are studies on large population groups that demonstrate the associations between retinal vasculature and subclinical or clinical changes in systemic diseases (hypertension, diabetes, stroke, renal or cardiac diseases)...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449706/pre-pregnancy-endothelial-dysfunction-and-birth-outcomes-the-coronary-artery-risk-development-in-young-adults-cardia-study
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Abbi D Lane-Cordova, Erica P Gunderson, Mercedes R Carnethon, Janet M Catov, Alex P Reiner, Cora E Lewis, Annie M Dude, Philip Greenland, David R Jacobs
Endothelial dysfunction is a form of subclinical cardiovascular disease that may be involved in preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age deliveries. However, concentrations of biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction before pregnancy have rarely been measured. We hypothesized that higher levels of biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction (cellular adhesion molecules and selectins) would be associated with odds of preterm birth and/or small-for-gestational-age deliveries. We included 235 women from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study who were nulliparous at Y7, reported ≥1 live birth through Y25, and had ≥1 biomarker measured at Y7...
February 15, 2018: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449598/health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-and-the-retinal-microvascular-structure
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Bamini Gopinath, Gerald Liew, George Burlutsky, Louise A Baur, Paul Mitchell
We aimed to investigate whether health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is associated with retinal vascular caliber, an indicator of subclinical cardiovascular disease risk. 1600 students aged between 11-19 years (821 girls and 779 boys) were examined during 2009-2011. Retinal vessel caliber was measured from digital retinal images. HRQoL was assessed by the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). In the overall cohort, each 1-unit increase in PedsQL total score and the psychosocial summary score was associated with ~0...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444659/right-to-left-shunt-and-subclinical-ischemic-brain-lesions-in-chinese-migraineurs-a-multicentre-mri-study
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Xiao-Han Jiang, Si-Bo Wang, Qian Tian, Chi Zhong, Guan-Ling Zhang, Ya-Jie Li, Pan Lin, Yong You, Rong Guo, Ying-Hua Cui, Ying-Qi Xing
BACKGROUND: Migraine is considered as a risk factor for subclinical brain ischemic lesions, and right-to-left shunt (RLS) is more common among migraineurs. This cross-sectional study assessed the association of RLS with the increased prevalence of subclinical ischemic brain lesions in migraineurs. METHODS: We enrolled 334 migraineurs from a multicentre study from June 2015 to August 2016. Participants were all evaluated using contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and completed a questionnaire covering demographics, the main risk factors of vascular disease, and migraine status...
February 14, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444516/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-myocardium-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Eva Kis, Laszlo Ablonczy, György S Reusz
Early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often underdiagnosed, while their deleterious effects on the cardiovascular (CV) system are already at work. Thus, the assessment of early CV damage is of crucial importance in preventing major CV events. Myocardial fibrosis is one of the major consequences of progressive CKD, as it may lead to reentry arrhythmias and long-term myocardial dysfunction predisposing to sudden death and/or congestive heart failure. Subclinical myocardial fibrosis, with a potential key role in the development of uraemic cardiac disease, can be measured and characterised by appropriate cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques...
February 8, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443064/assessment-of-social-transmission-of-food-preferences-behaviors
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Ann Van der Jeugd, Rudi D'Hooge
Olfactory recognition deficits are suggested to be able to serve as clinical marker to differentiate Alzheimer's disease (AD) subjects from healthy aging groups. For example, olfactory dysfunction in AD can present as impairment in olfactory recognition, emerging during early stages of the disease and worsening while the disease progresses. The social transmission of food preferences (STFP) task is based on a rudimentary form of communication between rodents concerning distant foods dependent on the transmission of olfactory cues...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442076/erectile-dysfunction-is-associated-with-subclinical-carotid-vascular-disease-in-young-men-lacking-widely-known-risk-factors
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Feng-Juan Yao, Ya-Dong Zhang, Zi Wan, Wei Li, Hong Lin, Chun-Hua Deng, Yan Zhang
This study aimed to gain insight into the underlying pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction in young men under the age of 40 years without widely-known risk factors. Compared with normal controls, patients with erectile dysfunction had increased carotid intima-media thickness, fasting levels of blood glucose and insulin, and homeostatic model assessment index, as well as lower flow-mediated vasodilation and testosterone levels (P < 0.05), though all of these values were within their respective normal range...
February 9, 2018: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440164/standard-echocardiography-versus-handheld-echocardiography-for-the-detection-of-subclinical-rheumatic-heart-disease-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Lisa H Telford, Leila H Abdullahi, Eleanor A Ochodo, Liesl J Zühlke, Mark E Engel
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a preventable and treatable chronic condition which persists in many developing countries largely affecting impoverished populations. Handheld echocardiography presents an opportunity to address the need for more cost-effective methods of diagnosing RHD in developing countries, where the disease continues to carry high rates of morbidity and mortality. Preliminary studies have demonstrated moderate sensitivity as well as high specificity and diagnostic odds for detecting RHD in asymptomatic patients...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440034/subclinical-compromise-in-cardiac-strain-relates-to-lower-cognitive-performances-in-older-adults
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Hailey A Kresge, Omair A Khan, Madison A Wagener, Dandan Liu, James G Terry, Sangeeta Nair, Francis E Cambronero, Katherine A Gifford, Katie E Osborn, Timothy J Hohman, Kimberly R Pechman, Susan P Bell, Thomas J Wang, John Jeffrey Carr, Angela L Jefferson
BACKGROUND: Global longitudinal strain (GLS), reflecting total shortening of the myocardium during the cardiac cycle, has emerged as a more precise myocardial function measure than left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Longitudinal strain may be selectively affected in subclinical heart disease, even in the presence of normal LVEF. This study examines subclinical cardiac dysfunction, assessed by GLS and LVEF, and cognition among older adults. METHODS AND RESULTS: Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project participants who were free of clinical dementia, stroke, and heart failure (n=318, 73±7 years, 58% male) completed neuropsychological assessment and cardiac magnetic resonance to quantify GLS and LVEF...
February 13, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438198/the-association-of-c-reactive-protein-with-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-women
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Caitlin A Moran, Anandi N Sheth, C C Mehta, David B Hanna, Deborah R Gustafson, Michael W Plankey, Wendy J Mack, Phyllis C Tien, Audrey L French, Elizabeth T Golub, Arshed Quyyumi, Robert C Kaplan, Ighovwerha Ofotokun
OBJECTIVE: HIV is a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor. However, CVD risk is often underestimated in HIV-infected women. C-reactive protein (CRP) may improve CVD prediction in this population. We examined the association of baseline plasma CRP with subclinical CVD in women with and without HIV. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: A total of 572 HIV-infected and 211 HIV-uninfected women enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study underwent serial high-resolution B-mode carotid artery ultrasonography between 2004 and 2013 to assess carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and focal carotid artery plaques...
February 12, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435680/atherogenic-index-of-plasma-a-useful-marker-for-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-aip-associate-with-cimt-in-as
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Erkan Cure, Abdullah Icli, Ali Ugur Uslu, Davut Sakiz, Medine Cumhur Cure, Rabia Aydogan Baykara, Fatma Yavuz, Sevket Arslan, Adem Kucuk
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACD). The atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), which is the logarithmic transformation of the plasma triglyceride (TG) level to the high-density lipoprotein level (HDL) ratio, has been suggested to be a novel marker in the identification of atherosclerosis risk. Therefore, this study aims to determine if the AIP can act as an accurate marker for the detection of subclinical atherosclerosis. Fifty-two male patients with AS and 52 age-, gender-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy control subjects were included in the study...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433810/the-nosology-of-tardive-syndromes
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Karen Frei, Daniel D Truong, Stanley Fahn, Joseph Jankovic, Robert A Hauser
Since the original description of side effects of neuroleptics, different terminologies and definitions for tardive dyskinesia (TD) and tardive syndrome (TS) have been used by different authors, and often these two terms have been used interchangeably. This paper proposes a nosology designed to define and clarify various terms and phenomenologies within the TS spectrum. We propose to use the term tardive dyskinesia to refer to the original description of repetitive and complex oral-buccal-lingual (OBL) movements, as well as to the analogous repetitive movements that can appear in the limbs, trunk, or pelvis...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433401/amdoparvovirus-infection-in-red-pandas-ailurus-fulgens
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Charles E Alex, Steven V Kubiski, Linlin Li, Mohammadreza Sadeghi, Raymund F Wack, Megan A McCarthy, Joseph B Pesavento, Eric Delwart, Patricia A Pesavento
Aleutian mink disease virus is the type species in the genus Amdoparvovirus, and in mink and other Mustelidae can cause either subclinical disease or fatal chronic immune stimulation and immune complex disease. The authors describe a novel amdoparvovirus in the endangered red panda ( Ailurus fulgens), discovered using viral metagenomics. The authors analyzed the prevalence, tissue distribution, and disease association by PCR, in situ hybridization, electron microscopy, and histology in a group of 6 red pandas from a single zoological collection...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432757/a-novel-nmr-based-assay-to-measure-circulating-concentrations-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-elevation-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-association-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness
#18
Justyna Wolak-Dinsmore, Eke G Gruppen, Irina Shalaurova, Steven P Matyus, Russell P Grant, Ray Gegen, Stephan J L Bakker, James D Otvos, Margery A Connelly, Robin P F Dullaart
OBJECTIVES: Plasma branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) levels, measured on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics research platforms or by mass spectrometry, have been shown to be associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). We developed a new test for quantification of BCAA on a clinical NMR analyzer and used this test to determine the clinical correlates of BCAA in 2 independent cohorts. DESIGN AND METHODS: The performance of the NMR-based BCAA assay was evaluated...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431855/metabolic-clusters-and-outcomes-in-older-adults-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Kenneth J Mukamal, David S Siscovick, Ian H de Boer, Joachim H Ix, Jorge R Kizer, Luc Djoussé, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Russell P Tracy, Edward J Boyko, Steven E Kahn, Alice M Arnold
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Few studies have the requisite phenotypic information to define metabolic patterns that may inform our understanding of the pathophysiology and consequences of diabetes in older adults. We sought to characterize clusters of older adults on the basis of shared metabolic features. DESIGN: Population-based prospective cohort study. SETTING: Four U.S. Cardiovascular Health Study field centers. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older taking no glucose-lowering agents (N = 2,231)...
February 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429762/enthesitis-a-hallmark-of-psoriatic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Gurjit S Kaeley, Lihi Eder, Sibel Z Aydin, Marwin Gutierrez, Catherine Bakewell
OBJECTIVE: To describe the growing importance of enthesitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of clinical and imaging methods currently used to assess enthesitis. METHODS: PubMed literature searches were conducted using the terms psoriatic arthritis, entheses, enthesitis, pathology, imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, clinical, and indices. Articles were deemed relevant if they provided insight into the pathology, monitoring, and/or diagnosis of enthesitis in PsA, or if they discussed clinical or imaging indices used to assess enthesitis...
January 6, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
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