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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323992/quantification-of-thyroid-cancer-and-multinodular-goiter-risk-in-the-dicer1-syndrome-a-family-based-cohort-study
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Nicholas E Khan, Andrew J Bauer, Kris Ann P Schultz, Leslie Doros, Rosamma M Decastro, Alexander Ling, Maya B Lodish, Laura A Harney, Ron G Kase, Ann G Carr, Christopher T Rossi, Amanda Field, Anne K Harris, Gretchen M Williams, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, D Ashley Hill, Douglas R Stewart
Context: The risk of thyroid cancer and multinodular goiter (MNG) in the DICER1 syndrome, a rare tumor-predisposition disorder, is unknown. Objective: To quantify the risk of thyroid cancer and MNG in individuals with the DICER1 syndrome. Design: Family-based cohort study. Setting: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC). Participants: The National Cancer Institute DICER1 syndrome cohort consisted of 145 individuals with a DICER1 germline mutation and 135 family controls from 48 families...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320151/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Seok-Jin Choi, Yoon-Ho Hong, Je-Young Shin, Byung-Nam Yoon, Sung-Yeon Sohn, Chan Soon Park, Jung-Joon Sung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, features, and prognosis of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We reviewed detailed clinical, laboratory, and cardiovascular data from 64 ALS patients (38 men and 26 women) who underwent echocardiographic evaluation for various reasons at a single referral center between January 2011 and December 2015. RESULTS: TTC was diagnosed in 9 ALS patients (4 men and 5 women)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319786/lower-cardiorespiratory-fitness-is-associated-with-more-time-spent-sedentary-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-pilot-study
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Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys, Ruud van Winkel, Joseph Firth, Tine Van Damme, Michel Probst
Patients with a psychotic disorder show lower cardiorespiratory fitness and higher mortality rates compared to healthy individuals. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore whether in patients with first-episode psychosis a low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with decreased physical activity and increased sedentary levels. Twenty-nine outpatients (21 men; 22.8±5.1 years) performed a maximal exercise test to assess their maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), wore a Senswear armband for five consecutive days and were assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318855/disability-adjusted-life-years-lost-due-to-ischemic-heart-disease-in-mainland-portugal-2013
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Ana Henriques, Carla Araújo, Marta Viana, Olga Laszczynska, Marta Pereira, Kathleen Bennett, Nuno Lunet, Ana Azevedo
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Estimates of the burden of ischemic heart disease (IHD), including geographic differences, should support health policy decisions. We set out to estimate the burden of IHD in mainland Portugal in 2013 by calculating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) and to compare this burden between five regions. METHODS: Years of life lost (YLLs) were calculated by multiplying the number of IHD deaths in 2013 (Statistics Portugal) by the life expectancy at the age at which death occurred...
March 16, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317840/association-between-liver-function-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-chinese-men-and-women
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Sen Wang, Jie Zhang, Li Zhu, Linlin Song, Zhaowei Meng, Qiang Jia, Xue Li, Na Liu, Tianpeng Hu, Pingping Zhou, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Kun Song, Qiyu Jia
Metabolic syndrome (MS) could be associated with liver function. Our study aimed to investigate the association between liver function and MS in a large cohort of Chinese men and women. We enrolled 32,768 ostensibly healthy participants. The associations between liver function and MS of both genders were analyzed separately after dividing total bilirubin (TBIL), gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) into quartiles. Young males had significantly higher MS prevalence than females, yet after menopause, females had higher MS prevalence...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317511/randomized-study-of-assessment-effects-on-alcohol-use-by-persons-with-hiv-in-rural-uganda
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Nneka I Emenyonu, Robin Fatch, Winnie R Muyindike, Allen Kekibiina, Sarah Woolf-King, Judith A Hahn
OBJECTIVE: Unhealthy alcohol use is a crucial driver of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and interventions are needed. The goal of this study was to assess whether assessment itself (assessment reactivity) causes declines in alcohol use in a research study in persons with HIV in Uganda. METHOD: Study participants were adult patients of the Immune Suppression Syndrome (ISS) Clinic in Mbarara, Uganda, who were new to HIV care and reported any alcohol consumption in the prior year...
March 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315569/algorithm-for-predicting-chd-death-risk-in-turkish-adults-conventional-factors-contribute-only-moderately-in-women
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Altan Onat, Günay Can, Ayşem Kaya, Muhammed Keskin, Mert I Hayıroğlu, Hüsniye Yüksel
OBJECTIVE: To assist the management strategy of individuals, we determined an algorithm for predicting the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) death in Turkish adults with a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: The risk of CHD death was estimated in 3054 middle-aged adults, followed over 9.08±4.2 years. Cox proportional hazard regression was used to predict risk. Discrimination was assessed using C-statistics. RESULTS: CHD death was identified in 233 subjects...
March 9, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314850/temporal-trends-and-temperature-related-incidence-of-electrical-storm-the-tempest-study-temperature-related-incidence-of-electrical-storm
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Federico Guerra, Paolo Bonelli, Marco Flori, Laura Cipolletta, Corrado Carbucicchio, Maite Izquierdo, Edward Kozluk, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Marmar Vaseghi, Francesca Patani, Claudio Cupido, Salvatore Pala, Ricardo Ruiz-Granell, Angel Ferrero, Claudio Tondo, Alessandro Capucci
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias seems to follow circadian, daily, and seasonal distributions. Our aim is to identify potential temporal patterns of electrical storm (ES), in which a cluster of ventricular tachycardias or ventricular fibrillation, negatively affects short- and long-term survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: The TEMPEST study (Circannual Pattern and Temperature-Related Incidence of Electrical Storm) is a patient-level, pooled analysis of previously published data sets...
March 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303402/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-bone-mineral-density-in-a-taiwanese-elderly-population
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Song-Seng Loke, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Wen-Cheng Li
Previous studies have demonstrated uncertainty regarding the effect of metabolic syndrome (MetS) on bone. In the present work, we investigated the association between MetS, its components, and decreased bone mineral density (BMD) in a cross-sectional study of patients who underwent BMD measurement by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry during a health examination. Decreased BMD was defined as either osteopenia or osteoporosis. MetS components and body mass index (BMI) were compared between individuals with normal and decreased BMD, and simple and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to evaluate the association between the variables and decreased BMD in women and men...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301532/factors-associated-with-study-completion-in-patients-with-premature-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Anthony W Austin, Roxanne Pelletier, Louise Pilote, Doreen M Rabi
BACKGROUND: Factors associated with study completion in younger adults are not well understood. This study sought to describe psychosocial, clinical, and demographic features associated with completion of a study of men and women with premature acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: As part of the GENdEr and Sex determInantS of cardiovascular disease: From bench to beyond-Premature Acute Coronary Syndrome (GENESIS-PRAXY) study, demographic, psychosocial, and clinical variables were assessed in 1213 patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (≤ 55 years; 30% women)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301314/metabolic-syndrome-prevalence-by-race-ethnicity-and-sex-in-the-united-states-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-1988-2012
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Justin Xavier Moore, Ninad Chaudhary, Tomi Akinyemiju
INTRODUCTION: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors associated with increased risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome overall, by race and sex, and to assess trends in prevalence from 1988 through 2012. METHODS: We analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for 1988 through 2012...
March 16, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300617/sex-and-gender-related-prevalence-cardiovascular-risk-and-therapeutic-approach-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature
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Giacomo Pucci, Riccardo Alcidi, Lisanne Tap, Francesca Battista, Francesco Mattace-Raso, Giuseppe Schillaci
Metabolic syndrome (MS), a cluster of metabolic abnormalities linked to insulin-resistance and abdominal obesity, is associated with an increased risk of Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular (CV) disease. Its prevalence is high, affecting 20% to 30% of the general population, and increases with age in a sex-specific manner: in fact, while below 50 years it is slightly higher in men, it reverses after 50 years. The pronounced age-related increase in the prevalence of MS in women occurs as the result of several factors, which may be classified into sex- and gender-related factors...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299975/targeted-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-differentiates-metabolic-syndrome-from-obesity
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Fanyi Zhong, Mengyang Xu, Richard S Bruno, Kevin D Ballard, Jiangjiang Zhu
Both obesity and the metabolic syndrome are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Identification of novel biomarkers are needed to distinguish metabolic syndrome from equally obese individuals in order to direct them to early interventions that reduce their risk of developing further health problems. We utilized mass spectrometry-based targeted metabolic profiling of 221 metabolites to evaluate the associations between metabolite profiles and established metabolic syndrome criteria (i...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299524/lung-function-and-impaired-kidney-function-in-relation-to-metabolic-syndrome
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Kayoung Lee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the relationships between abnormal lung function and indicators of chronic kidney disease in relation to metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using data from the 2011-2013 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Using the data of 8551 Korean adults (3798 men, 4753 women, ≥40 years), lung function categories [obstructive lung disease (OLD), restrictive lung disease (RLD), and non-obstructive/non-restrictive lung disease (reference group)] were defined for each gender...
March 15, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295504/testosterone-therapy-has-positive-effects-on-anthropometric-measures-metabolic-syndrome-components-obesity-lipid-profile-diabetes-mellitus-control-blood-indices-liver-enzymes-and-prostate-health-indicators-in-elderly-hypogonadal-men
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O Canguven, R A Talib, W El Ansari, D-J Yassin, M Salman, A Al-Ansari
To alleviate late-onset hypogonadism, testosterone treatment is offered to suitable patients. Although testosterone treatment is commonly given to late-onset hypogonadism patients, there remains uncertainty about the metabolic effects during follow-ups. We assessed the associations between testosterone treatment and wide range of characteristics that included hormonal, anthropometric, biochemical features. Patients received intramuscular 1,000 mg testosterone undecanoate for 1 year. Patient anthropometric measurements were undertaken at baseline and at each visit, and blood samples were drawn at each visit, prior to the next testosterone undecanoate...
March 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295481/effects-of-taking-tadalafil-5%C3%A2-mg-once-daily-on-erectile-function-and-total-testosterone-levels-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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L Ozcan, E C Polat, R Kocaaslan, E Onen, A Otunctemur, E Ozbek
We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of tadalafil 5 mg once-daily treatment on testosterone levels in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) accompanied by the metabolic syndrome. A total of 40 men with metabolic syndrome were evaluated for ED in this study. All the patients received 5 mg tadalafil once a day for 3 months. Erectile function was assessed using the five-item version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. Serum testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinising hormone levels were also evaluated, and blood samples were taken between 08...
March 15, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294867/-comparative-prospective-clinical-economic-study-of-original-and-generic-bisoprolol-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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E I Tarlovskaya, T I Chudinovskih
PURPOSE: to conduct comparative clinical and economical analysis of original and generic preparations of bisoprolol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 61 patients after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (34 men, 27 women, age 46-78 years). Patients were distributed (envelope method) to 2 groups. Patients of group A received original bisoprolol, of group C - generic drug. Duration of observation was 6 weeks. Parameters analyzed were dynamics of heart rate (HR), data of treadmill exercise test, and values of calculated cost/effectiveness ratio...
May 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294856/-life-threatening-complications-in-patients-with-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-dependence-on-reperfusion-interventions-data-of-federal-register-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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E V Oshchepkova, V V Dmitriev
AIM: to study rate and type of life-threatening complications (LC) in patients with ST-Elevation (STE) Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and their relation to implementation of reperfusion measures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Database of the Federal Register of patients with ACS (FRACS) which functioned from 01/01/2009 to 01/01/2014 contains information on 212304 patients with verified diagnosis of ACS. From this pool using random number generator we selected a cohort comprising 10348 patients with STEACS (60% men, mean age 63...
April 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294169/comparison-of-body-adiposity-index-bai-and-air-displacement-plethysmograph-with-estimations-of-body-fat-in-adults-with-down-s-syndrome
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M Rossato, R A Dellagrana, E de Souza Bezerra, R M da Costa, J O L Dos Santos, D A S Silva, F Diefenthaeler
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to verify the agreement between body fat percentage (%BF) values evaluated by air displacement plethysmograph (ADP) and body adiposity index (BAI) in adults with Down's syndrome (DS). SUBJECTS/METHODS: Forty-five adults with DS volunteered to participate in this study (19 women; age 28.7±8.5 years and 26 men; age 29.1±8.8 years). The %BF was measured by ADP (%BFADP) and estimated by anthropometric measures [%BF=(hip circumference/height)(1...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291866/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-achieving-very-low-levels-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-a-prespecified-analysis-of-the-improve-it-trial
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Robert P Giugliano, Stephen D Wiviott, Michael A Blazing, Gaetano M De Ferrari, Jeong-Gun Park, Sabina A Murphy, Jennifer A White, Andrew M Tershakovec, Christopher P Cannon, Eugene Braunwald
Importance: In the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial, intensive low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-reducing therapy with ezetimibe/simvastatin compared with simvastatin alone was associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular events in 18 144 patients after acute coronary syndrome. The safety of very low LDL-C levels over the long-term is unknown. Objective: To assess the safety and clinical efficacy of achieving a very low (<30 mg/dL) level of LDL-C at 1 month using data from the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial...
March 14, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
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