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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749482/-the-obesity-paradox-a-reconsideration-of-obesity-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth
#1
A Tsur, J A Mayo, R J Wong, G M Shaw, D K Stevenson, J B Gould
OBJECTIVE: The association between obesity and spontaneous preterm births (sPTBs) has been shown to be influenced by obesity-attendant comorbidities. Our objective was to better understand the complex relationship of obesity and its attendant comorbidities with sPTBs. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis utilizing maternally linked hospital and birth certificate records of 2 049 196 singleton California deliveries from 2007 to 2011. Adjusted relative risks (aRRs) for sPTBs were estimated using multivariate Poisson regression modeling...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749272/ketamine-medetomidine-and-ketamine-medetomidine-midazolam-anesthesia-in-captive-cheetahs-acinonyx-jubatus-comparison-of-blood-pressure-and-kidney-blood-flow
#2
Julia Stagegaard, Arne Hørlyck, Helle B Hydeskov, Mads F Bertelsen
Six clinically healthy captive cheetahs ( Acinonyx jubatus ) were anesthetized twice using two different drug combinations to investigate if blood pressure and kidney blood flow are affected by medetomidine dosage. Protocol KM (2.0 mg/kg ketamine and 0.05 mg/kg medetomidine) was compared with protocol KMM (2.0 mg/kg ketamine, 0.02 mg/kg medetomidine, and 0.1 mg/kg midazolam). Heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), body temperature, end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure (ETCO2), and anesthetic depth were monitored every 10 min...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749197/cardiovascular-benefits-and-safety-of-non-insulin-medications-used-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Srikanth Yandrapalli, George Jolly, Adam Horblitt, Abdallah Sanaani, Wilbert S Aronow
Diabetes mellitus is a growing in exponential proportions. If the current growth trend continues, it may result in every third adult in the United States having diabetes mellitus by 2050, and every 10(th) adult worldwide. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) confers a 2- to 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared with non-diabetic patients, and CV mortality is responsible for around 80% mortality in this population. Patients with T2DM can have other features of insulin resistance-metabolic syndrome like hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and obesity which are all associated with increased CV disease and stroke risk even in the absence of T2DM...
July 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749191/disease-related-autoantibody-profile-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#4
Christos Liaskos, Emmanouela Marou, Theodora Simopoulou, Maria Barmakoudi, Georgios Efthymiou, Thomas Scheper, Wolfgang Meyer, Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Lazaros I Sakkas
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies (autoAbs) help in diagnosis and predicting clinical phenotypes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the clinical utility of 13 SSc-related autoAbs in SSc patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 131 consecutive patients with SSc (111 female, mean age 58.1 ± 14 years; 49 with diffused cutaneous SSc [dcSSc] and 82 with limited cutaneous SSc [lcSSc]) were analysed by a multiplex line immunoassay (Euroimmun) for autoantibodies (autoAbs) against 13 SSc-related antigens...
July 27, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749067/haemolysis-in-haemodialysis
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REVIEW
Dhakshayini Tharmaraj, Peter G Kerr
Haemolysis in haemodialysis, although rare in current times, is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. As such prompt recognition, treatment, analysis of root cause and correction of underlying causative factors is crucial. Dialysate, extracorporeal circuit and patient related factors all contribute to haemolysis risk. Haemolysis can manifest with non-specific signs and symptoms including but not restricted to hypertension, nausea, pain (abdominal, chest, back) and dyspnoea. It may present acutely during the dialysis session or may take a protracted course...
July 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748997/-role-of-mediterranean-diet-on-the-prevention-of-alzheimer-disease
#6
Arnoldo Miranda, Carolina Gómez-Gaete, Sigrid Mennickent
Type 2 diabetes and obesity are possible risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and these can be modified by physical activity and changes in dietary patterns, such as switching to a Mediterranean diet. This diet includes fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and moderate wine intake. These foods provide vitamins, polyphenols and unsaturated fatty acids. This diet should be able to reduce oxidative stress. The inflammatory response is also reduced by unsaturated fatty acids, resulting in a lower expression and a lower production of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748919/changing-concepts-in-hypertension-management
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REVIEW
P S Gudsoorkar, S W Tobe
Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, and lowering blood pressure with anti-hypertensive drugs reduces target organ damage and prevents cardiovascular disease outcomes. The recent trials SPRINT and HOPE-3 will lead to changes in the way we manage hypertension and impact on clinical practice guidelines. These studies also demonstrate the shift toward automated blood pressure measurements. We have reviewed these studies and others to put them in context with the guidelines that have come before and to describe how they will impact on hypertension treatment thresholds and targets, the treatment of hypertension in the elderly, and changing approaches to the management of hypertension including resistant hypertension...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748918/different-combinations-of-glucose-tolerance-and-blood-pressure-status-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-events
#8
M A Hajebrahimi, S Akbarpour, A Eslami, F Azizi, F Hadaegh
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of combinations of blood pressure and glucose tolerance status on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. A total of 7619 participants aged ⩾30 years old were stratified to nine categories as follows: (1) normotension (NTN) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT) (reference group), (2) NTN and pre-diabetes mellitus (pre-DM), (3) NTN and DM, (4) pre-hypertension (pre-HTN) and NGT, (5) pre-HTN and pre-DM, (6) pre-HTN and DM, (7) HTN and NGT, (8) HTN and pre-DM and (9) HTN and DM...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748894/collagenofibrotic-collagen-type-iii-glomerulopathy-in-association-with-diabetic-nephropathy
#9
Khaled O Alsaad, Burhan Edrees, Khawla A Rahim, Abdulkareem Alanazi, Muawia Ahmad, Noura Aloudah
Collagenofìbrotic (collagen type III) glomerulopathy (CG) is a rare nonimmune-mediated glomerular disease. It is characterized by massive deposition of organized collagen type III fibers, which is localized in the mesangial and subendothelial glomerular areas and associated with increased serum levels of procollagen type III peptide. Association with systemic diseases and malignancies is extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of a nine-year-old girl, known case of type I diabetes mellitus, who presented with fever, nephrotic range proteinuria, generalized edema, and hypertension...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748892/clinical-profile-of-geriatric-acute-kidney-injury-in-a-tertiary-care-center-from-south-india
#10
Eshwarappa Mahesh, Praveen Nallamuthu, Mahesh Kumar, Parampalli Rakesh Madhyastha, Gurudev Konanna
The incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is high in the elderly, who comprise an ever-growing segment of the population. Elderly patients pose a different set of diagnostic and therapeutic challenge owing to their associated comorbidities. AKI in the elderly is associated with an increased risk of mortality, morbidity, prolonged length of stay, and progression to chronic kidney disease. Data regarding the clinical profile of AKI in the elderly from the South Indian population are limited. Hence, we present this analysis of the etiological and prognostic factors associated with AKI in elderly population from South India...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748889/spectrum-of-kidney-diseases-in-patients-presented-for-acute-hemodialysis-in-kasr-al-aini-school-of-medicine
#11
Khaled M Sadek, Bahaa M Zayed, Manal M Eldeeb, Dinna H Ahmed, Ahmed A Aly, Dawlat M Belal
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in hospitalized patients with mortality varying from 10% to 80%. It is crucial to know the incidence and etiology of AKI to promote prevention strategies. Our study aimed at obtaining a comprehensive review of the pattern and spectrum of patients who presented for emergency hemodialysis to Kasr Al-Aini Hospital between October 2012 and October 2014. We analyzed clinical and laboratory factors in all such patients. Two thousand twenty three patients were included of which patients with AKI were 728 patients (36%)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748888/childhood-idiopathic-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-at-a-single-center-in-khartoum
#12
El-Tigani M A Ali, Hanna F K Makki, Mohamed B Abdelraheem, Salwa O Makke, Rashid A Allidir
Prevalence, clinicopathological features, and outcome of childhood idiopathic steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (ISRNS) vary in different countries. We report on these parameters in a single center in Khartoum. We retrospectively reviewed all the records of children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) followed up in the pediatric renal unit, Soba Hospital, Khartoum between 2001 and 2012. ISRNS was defined as no remission within four weeks of daily prednisolone at a dose of 60 mg/m2. In 430 children with INS 130 (28%) had SRNS with a mean age of 7...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748887/nondiabetic-renal-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#13
Ikram Mami, Amel Harzallah, Hayet Kaaroud, Raja Aoudia, Fethi Ben Hamida, Rim Goucha, Taieb Ben Abdallah
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the major complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The diagnosis of DN is mostly clinical. Kidney biopsy is indicated only if nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) is suspected. This study is aimed to assess the prevalence of NDRD and to determine predictor and prognostic factors of DN, NDRD. It was a retrospective analytic study including T2DM patients in whom renal biopsies were performed at our department from 1988 to 2014. Seventy-five patients were included. Mean age was 52...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748885/cardiac-status-in-children-with-acute-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
#14
Tushar Idhate, Syed Ahmed Zaki, Preeti Shanbag
Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is the most common type of glomerulonephritis seen in children. It can affect multiple organs with heart being frequently involved. Yet, there are very few studies on cardiac status in children with PSGN and hence this study was conducted. All consecutive children from 1 month to 12 years of age, admitted over a two-year period with a diagnosis of PSGN, were included in the study. An electrocardiogram (ECG) and two-dimensional echocardiogram were performed in all patients on admission and repeated at six and 12 weeks, if abnormal...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748880/incident-elderly-patients-on-peritoneal-dialysis-epidemiological-characteristics-and-modality-impact-on-survival-time
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Marcia R G Franco, Marcus G Bastos, Abdul R Qureshi, Alyne Schreider, Kleyton de Andrade Bastos, Jose C Divino-Filho, Natalia M S Fernandes
Aging of the population and the increased prevalence of diseases such as diabetes and arterial hypertension result in an increasing need of dialysis treatment. Herein we describe a cohort of elderly patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) and assess the influence of the modality on the long-term survival. Out of a multicenter prospective cohort of 2,144 BRAZPD PD incident patients during a period from December 2004 to October 2007, 762 elderly adults, defined as patients ≥65-year-old, were eligible for the study, 413 started on automated PD (APD) and 349 on continuous ambulatory PD (CAPD)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748878/assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-by-fibroscan-in-egyptian-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-a-single-center-study
#16
Bahaa El-Din Moustafa Zayed, Aisha Elsharkawy, Mahmoud Abdou, Dina Sabry Abd Al Fatah, Tarek Hussein El-Shabony
Assessing hepatic fibrosis in hemodialysis patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) can help to evaluate the long-term prognosis, complications of hepatitis C virus (HCV) as well as eligibility for renal transplantation,. Our aim was to assess liver fibrosis in Egyptian hemodialysis (HD) patients infected with CHC genotype 4 using a fibroscan. This cross-sectional observational study was conducted over two years on a cohort of 134 Egyptian patients on prevalent HD at Kasr Al Ainy Hospital. All patients were subjected to routine laboratory evaluation including, hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody, hepatitis Be antigen, hepatitis C antibody (HCVAb) and human immunodeficiency virus antibody, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for both HCV and hepatitis B virus (HBV), serum hyaluronic acid level, and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748875/a-comparative-study-to-evaluate-factors-that-influence-survival-in-multidisciplinary-predialysis-educated-patients-and-crashlanders
#17
Khairulsadek Zukmin, Irfan Ahmad, Aung Kyaw Wynn, Yee Yin Lim, Lin Naing, Vui Heng Chong, Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Jackson Tan
Integrated multidisciplinary predialysis education (MPE) is usually provided to support and prepare the pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients before the initiation of renal replacement therapy (RRT). However, the impact of MPE is not known in our population, which is comprised patients of Asian origins and recipients of a totally subsidized health-care system. This research compared the survival probability, sociodemographic, and clinical characteristics of MPE patients and non-MPE patients (or crashlanders)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748874/variables-affecting-darbepoetin-resistance-index-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Fayez Hejaili, Ehtsham Hafeez, Burhan Bhutto, Lulwa Al Turki, Abdul Kareem Alsuwida, Hammad Raza, Abdulla Al-Sayyari
Erythropoietin resistance index calculation has been used as a tool to evaluate anemia response to erythropoietin therapy. Very little has been reported in its use when using darbepoetin and factors influencing in Arab patients. Darbepoetin resistance index (DRI) was calculated in all our patients using darbepoetin. This was correlated to demographic, clinical, and laboratory parameters. Of the 250 patients, 40.4% were diabetic, 71.1% on hemodialysis, and 28.6% on hemodiafiltration), 23.9% with PermCaths (PC), and 76...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748840/cardiovascular-involvement-in-severe-malaria-a-prospective-study-in-ranchi-jharkhand
#19
Hemant Narayan Ray, Darshit Doshi, Appu Rajan, Amit K Singh, S B Singh, M K Das
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Malaria is considered as the most important parasitic disease of humans, causing seri- ous illness that can be fatal, if not diagnosed and treated immediately. It is a multisystem disorder affecting nearly every system of the body. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the involvement of cardiovascular system in severe malaria using non-invasive methods. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on patients of severe malaria who were admitted between June and November 2015 in the Department of Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748720/blunting-of-cardioprotective-actions-of-estrogen-in-female-rodent-heart-linked-to-altered-expression-of-cardiac-tissue-chymase-and-ace2
#20
Jacqueline S da Silva, Daniele Gabriel-Costa, Hao Wang, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Xuming Sun, Jasmina Varagic, Roberto T Sudo, Carlos M Ferrario, Louis J Dell Italia, Gisele-Zapata Sudo, Leanne Groban
BACKGROUND: Diastolic dysfunction develops in response to hypertension and estrogen (E2) loss and is a forerunner to heart failure (HF) in women. The cardiac renin-angiotensin system (RAS) contributes to diastolic dysfunction, but its role with respect to E2 and blood pressure remain unclear. METHODS: We compared the effects of ovariectomy (OVX) or sham surgery on the cardiac RAS, left ventricular (LV) structure/function, and systemic/intracardiac pressures of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs: n = 6 intact and 6 OVX) and age-matched Wistar-Kyoto (WKY: n = 5 intact and 4 OVX) controls...
July 2017: Journal of the Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System: JRAAS
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