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Tae-Keun Ahn, Jung Oh Kim, Hyun Woo Kim, Han Sung Park, Jeong Hyun Shim, Alexander E Ropper, In Bo Han, Nam Keun Kim
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is one of the most prominent diseases in postmenopausal women and it is increasing in prevalence with the aging population. Furthermore, osteoporosis and osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) are related to mortality and decreased quality of life. Therefore, searching for biomarkers that are able to identify postmenopausal women who are at high risk of developing OVCFs is an effective strategy for improving the quality of life of patients and alleviating social and economic burdens...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Takashi Juri, Koichi Suehiro, Aya Kimura, Akira Mukai, Katsuaki Tanaka, Tokuhiro Yamada, Takashi Mori, Kiyonobu Nishikawa
This study assessed the ability of a continuous non-invasive blood pressure (BP) monitoring system to reduce intra-anesthetic hemodynamic fluctuation compared with intermittent BP cuff measurement. Forty patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty under general anesthesia were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups (Control and CS group). BP management was performed using the same protocol with BP measured by intermittent BP cuff in the Control and that by continuous non-invasive BP monitoring in the CS group...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Y Xiong, H X Xia, Y S Wang, X L Lin, T T Zhu, Y Zhao, X T Li
Objective: To explore the high risk factors of stillbirth. Methods: 176 cases of stillbirth were collected in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University from January 1(st), 2010 to December 31(st), 2016. All cases were analyzed retrospectively, including general profile, high risk factors of stillbirth in different years and pregnancy periods. Results: (1) The incidence of stillbirth was 0.178%(176/98 785). Stillbirth occured mostly at 28-28(+6) gestational weeks (10.8%,19/176), and the second peak was 29-29(+6) weeks(10...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Mazhar Ishaq, Muhammad Amer Yaqub
OBJECTIVE: To compare the change in endothelial cell count after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) versus conventional phacoemulsification. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from January 2016 to August 2017. METHODOLOGY: Patients with senile cataract and age ranging from 40 to 80 years were included in the study...
December 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
X Y Wu, Q Li, H Yan, D M Liu, J Y Gao, Y L Zhao
Objective: To understand the prevalence of hypertension and quantitative relationship between family history and the risk of hypertension among rural residents living in Hanzhong District, Shaanxi province. Methods: A multistage random sampling survey was conducted. Data on the characteristics related to hypertension were collected and physical examination was conducted. Logistic regression was used to analyze the relationship between family history and hypertension. Results: A total number of 2 817 rural residents aged 18-80 with complete information were recruited...
August 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Olena O Karlova, Sergei T Omelchuk, Olena V Kuzminska, Valentyna V Melnyk
INTRODUCTION: The metabolic syndrome has become pandemic nature and tends to rejuvenation in the world. Elucidation of the pathogenic mechanisms on membrane-cell level will optimize the treatment of patients with metabolic syndrome and prevention of metabolic syndrome on the level of pre-clinical manifestations. AIM: to study the immunological status and lipid metabolism in the patients with metabolic syndrome and the pathogenetic mechanisms of metabolic syndrome were established...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Pei Yang, Weiye Deng, Yaqian Han, Yingrui Shi, Ting Xu, Juan Shi, Hesham Elhalawani, Yu Zhao, Xiaoxue Xie, Fan Lou, Rong Zhang, Hekun Jin
It is known that hypertension could increase the plasma levels of VEGF and that β-blockers propranolol could counteract the effect. Our aim was to explore the possibility of improving survival outcomes for patients with and patients without hypertension. In addition, we also compared the efficacy of the usage of β-blockers in inoperable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. We retrospectively reviewed 1753 NSCLC patients who underwent concurrence/sequential chemoradiotherapy in our hospital from 1994 to 2005...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
T T Nguyen, T V Nguyen, T T Vu, H N Nguyen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Rui Han, Guanying Wang, Yujiao Zhang, Xinhan Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of neoadjuvant chemotherapy combined with bevacizumab versus neoadjuvant chemotherapy alone for Her2-negative breast cancer.Methods: We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CNKI, Wanfang Database and the abstracts of major international conferences in recent 5 years to identify prospective randomized controlled clinical trials that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Study selection and analyses were undertaken according to the Cochrane Handbook...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
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
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