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Roghayeh Akbari, Bahram Adelani, Reza Ghadimi
BACKGROUND: Both vitamin D deficiency and hypertension are prevalent in the general population. Several observations indicate an association between vitamin D deficiency and high blood pressure. The present case-control study aimed to compare serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in hypertensive patients versus healthy controls. METHODS: One hundred patients aged 30-60 years with hypertension (HTN) and 100 healthy controls without history of hypertention were compared regarding serum 25-OHD...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
X Liu, Z L Li, W X Zeng, K R He, X F Zhen, C Huang, X L Liang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of proteinuria on in-hospital severe adverse events and prognosis of the patients with heart failure(HF). METHODS: Clinical data of 520 patients with severe HF( NYHA 3-4 grades) in our department were analyzed retrospectively. Proteinuria was diagnosed on admission using the spot dipstick urinalysis. Clinical characteristics were compared between the patients with and without proteinuria. Univariate and multivariate Logistic regression analysis were used to evaluate the correlations of proteinuria with in-hospital adverse events and prognosis...
August 9, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Mitsuyoshi Nakatani, Mitsuhiro Tsukino, Ryosuke Takahashi, Akio Ikeda
An 81-year-old woman suffering from sarcoidosis, chronic renal failure caused by hypertention was treated by valacyclovir 500 mg/day, for the diagnosis of herpes zoster of her right back. Her consciousness gradually became worse, and 3 days after taking the drug, she was sent to the emergency department of the hospital. Her conscious level was E2V2M5 (Glasgow Coma Scale) and myoclonus especially in her lower extremities occurred. Head CT and MRI show no obvious, acute abnormal findings other than chronic ischemic lesions, while an electroencephalogram (EEG) shows periodic synchronous discharges (PSDs) and disorganized background activity...
July 28, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
N Kemse, A Kale, S Joshi
AIMS: Reports indicate that during pregnancy hypertension is known to have long term adverse effects both in the mother and offspring. However, the effect of maternal micronutrient supplementation on this association of in utero exposure and risk of non-communicable diseases in the later life remains unclear. The present study examines the effect of maternal micronutrient and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation either individual or in combination on cardiometabolic risk factors both in the mother and offspring using an animal model of hypertension...
June 15, 2016: Life Sciences
L F Yakovenko, Y V Smalyuk, L M Kapustyan, S A Chornyy, A P Pogrebnaya, V N Granich, A S Dobrochod, E A Torbas, A D Radchenko, Yu N Sirenko, L L Sidorik
More than 12.1 million people with hypertension (32.2% of the adult population) were registered in Ukraine according to the official statistics on 1 January 2011. The etiopathogenesis of AH is not fully established. Hsp60 is the molecular chaperon/chaperonin, and it's expression significantly increases in response to different kinds of stress (emotional stress, infections, smoking etc). Elevated blood pressure is a mechanical stress to the endothelium and it can induce expression of heat-shock protein 60 (Hsp60) on the endothelial cell surface...
April 2015: Likars'ka Sprava
Takahiro Uchida, Takashi Oda, Atsushi Watanabe, Keishi Higashi, Yuka Katsurada, Hideyuki Shimazaki, Seiichi Tamai, Hiroo Kumagai
A 53-year-old woman with a history of dyslipidemia presented with medium-grade proteinuria and several years of progressive renal dysfunction. Renal biopsy showed diffuse and global Kimmelstiel-Wilson nodule like nodular mesangial sclerosis, but she had no history of diabetes mellitus, no diabetic retinopathy and normal oral glucose tolerance. Congo red staining was negative, and immunofluorescence staining showed no immunoglobulin deposition including kappa or lambda light chains. Electron microscopy showed no electron dense deposits or organized deposits...
October 2012: Clinical Kidney Journal
Gerd Bönner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2015: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Shohei Fujikawa, Ryo Iguchi, Tetsuya Noguchi, Miharu Sasaki
Cholesterol crystal embolization (CCE) is a cardiovascular disorder with poor prognosis, causing multiple organ failure. The primary pathological condition of the disease is embolization of cholesterol crystals in peripheral vessels. We report a case of CCE following urinary diversion. The patient is a 82-year-old male with history of hypertention, pneumonectasia, interstitial pneumonia, and heavy smoking. He was afflicted with advanced bladder cancer. He underwent urinary diversion, and had been scheduled for palliative radiotherapy...
March 2015: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Joseph Tarsia, Tiffany R Chang, Aimee Aysenne, Amelia K Boehme, Alton E Sartor, Karen C Albright, Ethan Arda Yalvac, Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, Cindy Leissinger, Sheryl Martin-Schild
BACKGROUND: Elevated factor VIII (FVIII) has been linked with higher risk of vascular events. We aimed to determine the relationship between FVIII and hypertension in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: FVIII levels and transthoracic echocardiogram reports were reviewed in patients with acute ischemic stroke who presented to our stroke center between July 2008 and September 2011. Presenting systolic and diastolic blood pressure, history of hypertention, left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction, and depressed left ventricular function (ejection fraction <50%) were compared in patients with normal and elevated FVIII levels...
September 13, 2013: Journal of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
Mengxi Li, Jiaze Shu, Wenju Lu, Nanshan Zhong, Jian Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2014: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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In 14 patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertention autologous mesenclyme multipotential stem cells (AMMSC) transplanation was performed in portal vein (I group, n=7) and common trunk of the hepatic artery (II group, n=6). Duration of pathological processes since diagnosis is 1-8 years (3,7±2,4 years). The initial severity was evaluated by a set of child-Pugh score: Class A - 6 (42,9%), Class B - 8 (57,1%). Cell cultures indentication and characteristics consistent with International Society of cell technology guidanes (ISCT) since 2006...
September 2014: Georgian Medical News
Ioannis Angomachalelis, George Kyriazis, Nestor Angomachalelis
DVT/PE/Pulmonary HypertensionSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation SlidePRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AMPURPOSE: The study aims to investigate unknown pathophysiology of myocardial interstitial dissarray arising from Metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) activity in Pulmonary Hypertention (PH) dyspnea patients (Pts),all statistically correlated with serum Procalcitonine (PCT) levels and other Biomarkers.METHODS: 55 PH dyspnea Pts,34 males and 21 females (mean age 68±14 years) and 33,matched control,normal individuals,were submitted to 1)Serum evaluation of PCT, MMP-2,Troponin-I (Tr-I), Erythropoietin (EPOS) and NT-ProBNP...
October 1, 2014: Chest
Wei Peng, Xiao Zhong, Minbin Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) versus prostaglandinanalogue (PGA) in the treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OHT). METHODS: Literature analysis.Systematic review of randomized controlled trials comparing SLT versus PGA, identified by searching literatures including Medline (January, 1966-December, 2012), EMBASE Reviews (January, 1974-December, 2012) OVID Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews (January, 1966-December, 2012), Chinese BioMedical Literature Database SinoMed (January, 1966-December, 2012), and CNKI (January, 1999-December, 2012)...
May 2014: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Atsuhiro Matsumoto, Yuji Fujino
Living-donor liver transplantation has become a standard and effective treatment for end stage liver disease patients. As a result of remarkable progress in immunosuppressive drugs, surgical device, anesthetics, and appropriate perioperative management, liver-transplanted patients may experience fewer complications, shorter length of ICU stay, and a better overall outcome. However, unexpected perioperative complications remain substantial. Therefore, we take care in several points in perioperative period. First, we should appropriately evaluate general preoperative conditions, such as coagulopathy, ascites, respiratory and renal function...
May 2014: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Alireza Esteghamati, Solmaz Asnafi, Mohammad Eslamian, Sina Noshad, Manouchehr Nakhjavani
BACKGROUND: Small dense low-density lipoprotein (sd-LDL) has been demonstrated to be associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The proposed atherogenic properties of hypoadiponectinemia might be mediated through increased sd-LDL. In this study, the associations of sd-LDL with cardiovascular and other complications of diabetes, and also with plasma levels of adiponectin, were investigated in diabetic patients. METHODS: 173 patients, with documented type 2 diabetes mellitus, were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
2015: Endocrine Research
G Deenichin, R Dimov
UNLABELLED: Compartment syndrome (CS) is a condition in which increased pressure in a confined anatomical space adversely affects the function and viability of the tissues therein. AIM: The aim of the following research is to detect the influence of the intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) as an often met condition in visceral surgery on the organs in the abdominal cavity and outside it and on musculus rectus abdominis. METHODS: We used adult Wister rats for creating an experimental model of IAH, using our own experimental method with many advantages...
2013: Khirurgiia
Taichi Kondo, Joji Hoshino, Yasuhisa Fukada, Masanori Hirota, Yu Takahashi, Tadashi Isomura
We report a case of a 60-year-old man with postoperative congestive heart failure( CHF) successfully treated with tolvaptan. The patient was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension due to mitral stenosis and regurgitation combined with tricuspid regurgitation. He underwent mitral and tricuspid valvuloplasty. His postoperative course was uneventful until CHF symptoms secondary to volume overload appeared on the 4th day. Congestion with pulmonary hypertension was treated with 0.042 μg/kg/min of intravenous human atrial natriuretic peptide (hANP)...
February 2014: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Irene V Blair, John F Steiner, Rebecca Hanratty, David W Price, Diane L Fairclough, Stacie L Daugherty, Michael Bronsert, David J Magid, Edward P Havranek
BACKGROUND: Few studies have directly investigated the association of clinicians' implicit (unconscious) bias with health care disparities in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE: To determine if clinicians' implicit ethnic or racial bias is associated with processes and outcomes of treatment for hypertension among black and Latino patients, relative to white patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Primary care clinicians completed Implicit Association Tests of ethnic and racial bias...
July 2014: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Manisha P Modi, Kalpana S Vora, Geeta P Parikh, Pranjal R Modi, Veena R Shah
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess outcome from anaesthesia during laparoscopic bilateral simultaneous nephrectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective study. MEASUREMENTS: Preoperative Hb%, serum potassium, coagulation profile electrocardiography (ECG) changes, 2D Echography, x-ray chest, haemodynamic changes, end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2), fluid management and postoperative analgesia. RESULTS: The mean age was 24.75 ± 14.35 years. The mean duration of surgery was 120 ± 80 minutes...
January 2014: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Xiaomin Yu, Yuewen Tu, Chao Huang, Shuming Ye, Hang Chen
The diagnosis of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) has a significant importance in clinic for preventing diseases of hypertention, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia and cerebrovascular disorder, etc. This study presents a novel method for SAS detection based on single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) signal. The method preprocessed ECG and detected QRS waves to get RR signal and ECG-derived respiratory (EDR) signal. Then 40 time- and spectral-domain features were extracted to normalize the signals. After that support vector machine (SVM) was used to classify the signals as "apnea" or "normal"...
October 2013: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
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