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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
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Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535297/antihypertensive-adherence-trajectories-among-older-adults-in-the-first-year-after-initiation-of-therapy
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Jennifer L Hargrove, Virginia Pate, Carri H Casteel, Yvonne M Golightly, Laura R Loehr, Stephen W Marshall, Til Stürmer
BACKGROUND: Adherence to antihypertensives is suboptimal, but previous methods of quantifying adherence fail to account for varying patterns of use over time. We sought to improve classification of antihypertensive adherence using group-based trajectory models, and to determine whether individual factors predict adherence trajectories. METHODS: We identified older adults initiating antihypertensive therapy during 2008-2011 using a 20% sample of Medicare (federal health insurance available to US residents over the age of 65) beneficiaries enrolled in parts A (inpatient services), B (outpatient services), and D (prescription medication)...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535171/cumulative-lactation-and-onset-of-hypertension-in-african-american-women
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Ellen M Chetwynd, Alison M Stuebe, Lynn Rosenberg, Melissa Troester, Diane Rowley, Julie R Palmer
Hypertension affects nearly one of three women and contributes to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Breastfeeding leads to metabolic changes that could reduce risks of hypertension. Hypertension disproportionately affects black women, but rates of breastfeeding lag behind the general population. In the Black Women's Health Study (N = 59,001), we conducted a nested case control analysis using unconditional logistic regression to estimate the association between breastfeeding and incident hypertension at ages 40-65 using data collected from 1995 to 2011...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534890/hypertension-in-hiv-management-and-treatment
#4
Claudio Ucciferri, Katia Falasca, Jacopo Vecchiet
Hypertension is among the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease and accounts for 6% of adult deaths worldwide. It is estimated that in 2013, hypertension was responsible for at least 45% of deaths due to heart disease and 51% of deaths due to stroke. Accordingly, management of hypertension and its long-term complications in HIV-infected subjects is a significant component of routine care. The choice of an effective anti-hypertensive therapy in HIV-infected patients is important and must be made carefully in order to prevent cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in these patients...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534714/profiling-and-bioinformatics-analyses-reveal-differential-circular-rna-expression-in-hypertensive-patients
#5
Na Wu, Ling Jin, Jun Cai
OBJECTIVES: CircRNAs, a novel class of noncoding RNAs, have been reported in many diseases. However, their role in hypertension remains unclear. Here, we aimed to determine the circRNA expression profile in hypertension patients and further construct a circRNA-miRNA-mRNA network for mechanism exploration. METHODS: Plasma circRNA expression profiles were screened by circRNA microarrays and verified by qRT-PCR method. CircRNA-miRNA-mRNA network was established to predict the circRNA targets...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534704/associations-of-cyp4a11-gene-gene-and-gene-smoking-interactions-with-essential-hypertension-in-the-male-eastern-chinese-han-population
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Huimin Zhang, Limin Jin, Tonglu Mu, Yingying Fan, Haiyang Zhang, Yuhua Zhu, Xujie Mao, Rong Li, Siyuan Tang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of CYP4A11 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), additional gene-gene and gene-environment interactions on essential hypertension (EH) risk. METHODS: A total of 1648 participants (788 males, 860 females), with a mean age of 56.1 ± 14.1 years old, were selected, including 820 EH patients and 828 normotension subjects. Logistic regression was performed to investigate association of SNPs within CYP4A11 gene with high DBP, high SBP and EH risk, and generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to analyze the gene-gene interaction and gene-smoking interaction...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534690/decreased-left-atrial-myocardial-strain-in-patients-with-suboptimal-blood-pressure-control
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Xiao-Jing Chen, Chen Chen, Yu-Jia Liang, Xi-Lian Gao, Jing Jiang, Yu Kang, Yu-Cheng Chen, Qing Zhang, Zhi Zeng
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal blood pressure (BP) control is commonly observed in patients receiving antihypertensive agents, but the relationship between uncontrolled BP and left atrial (LA) impairment remains unknown. METHODS: This study enrolled 279 hypertensive patients who had been medicated, as well as 85 matched normal controls. The BP of systolic <140 mmHg and diastolic<90 mmHg was defined as optimal (HT1 group, n=146), otherwise as suboptimal BP control (HT2 group, n = 133)...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534657/body-mass-index-is-inversely-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-chinese-adults-with-primary-hypertension-results-from-the-china-stroke-primary-prevention-trial-csppt
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Mohetaboer Momin, Jian-Ping Li, Yan Zhang, Fang-Fang Fan, Xi-Ping Xu, Xin Xu, Bin-Yan Wang, Wen-Bin Yang, Li-Ling Xie, Yong Huo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to elucidate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the presence of arterial stiffness in rural-dwelling Chinese adults with primary hypertension. METHODS: Primary hypertension patients (n = 19,375) receiving an average of 4.5 years of antihypertension therapy were selected from the Chinese Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (mean age: 64.7 ± 7.4 years, male: 37.8%). Anthropometric, demographic, hemodynamic, and biochemical data were obtained...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534651/tert-butylhydroquinone-promotes-angiogenesis-and-improves-heart-functions-in-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
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Nan-Qian Zhou, Ning Liu, Peng Li, Song Ping, Qi-Sheng Peng, Wei-Dong Shi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an increased risk of heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (MI). Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), as an antioxidant, shows multiple cardioprotective actions including the reduction in blood pressure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how tBHQ improves heart functions in rats. METHODS: The MI model was established in WKY and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534649/a-meta-analytical-comparison-of-atenolol-with-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-on-arterial-stiffness-peripheral-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-in-hypertensive-patients
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Hong Xie, Gaoqing Luo, Yong Zheng, Feng Peng, Liangdi Xie
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis of randomized parallel controlled trials was designed to compare the efficacy of atenolol with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) in changing pulse wave velocity (PWV), peripheral blood pressure and heart rate (HR) among patients with essential hypertension. METHODS: This study was conducted according to the PRISMA guideline. Data collection was independently completed by two investigators. Statistical analyses were completed by Stata software (v12...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534648/lowered-circulating-apelin-is-significantly-associated-with-an-increased-risk-for-hypertension-a-meta-analysis
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Hong Xie, Gaoqing Luo, Yong Zheng, Dan Hu, Feng Peng, Liangdi Xie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Apelin is a bioactive peptide manifesting a potent vasodilatory property. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to investigate for the first time whether circulating apelin differed significantly between hypertensive patients and normotensive controls. METHODS: Both PubMed and Embase were searched for eligible articles. Eligibility evaluation and data collection were done independently by two investigators. Weighted mean difference (WMD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated under random-effects model by STATA...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534318/association-between-inflammatory-skin-disease-and-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-co-morbidities-in-us-adults-analysis-of-nationwide-inpatient-sample-data
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Michael C Kwa, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or eczema (AD-E), pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid (BP), and hidradenitis are chronic inflammatory skin disorders associated with systemic immune activation, considerable symptom burden, stigma, functional disturbances, and mental health symptoms. All of these might increase cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether these inflammatory skin diseases are associated with increased cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risk and/or disease...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534259/the-efficacy-of-orbital-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-with-direct-measurement-of-intracranial-pressure-in-distinguishing-papilledema-from-pseudopapilledema
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Zeynep Ozturk, Tuba Atalay, Ebru Arhan, Kursad Aydin, Ayse Serdaroglu, Tugba Hirfanoglu, Cengiz Havali, Yilmaz Akbas, Duygu Yalinbas
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of orbital ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHOD: We reviewed the medical records of patients referred to our department for suspected IIH. RESULTS: Seven children were diagnosed with IIH. Nine children revealed pseudopapilledema by optic coherence tomography and/or orbital ultrasonography. When the axial sequences were reexamined, patients with papilledema had optic nerve sheath (ONS) enlargement (6...
May 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534177/european-guidelines-on-lifestyle-changes-for-management-of-hypertension-awareness-and-implementation-of-recommendations-among-german-and-european-physicians
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J Bolbrinker, L Zaidi Touis, H Gohlke, B Weisser, R Kreutz
BACKGROUND: In the 2013 European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension, six lifestyle changes for treatment are recommended for the first time with class I, level of evidence A. We initiated a survey among physicians to explore their awareness and consideration of lifestyle changes in hypertension management. METHODS: The survey included questions regarding demographics as well as awareness and implementation of the recommended lifestyle changes...
May 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534088/the-ppar-gamma-binding-sequence-pal3-is-necessary-for-basal-but-dispensable-for-high-fat-diet-regulated-human-renin-expression-in-the-kidney
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Peter Lachmann, Jenny Selbmann, Linda Hickmann, Bernd Hohenstein, Christian Hugo, Vladimir T Todorov
We reported earlier that PPAR-gamma regulates renin transcription through a human-specific atypical binding sequence termed hRen-Pal3. Here we developed a mouse model to investigate the functional relevance of the hRen-Pal3 sequence in vivo since it might be responsible for the increased renin production in obesity and thus for the development of accompanying arterial hypertension. We used bacterial artificial chromosome construct and co-placement strategy to generate two transgenic mouse lines expressing the human renin gene from identical genomic locus without affecting the intrinsic mouse renin expression...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534086/neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-modulation-of-intracellular-ca-2-handling-overrides-fatty-acid-potentiation-of-cardiac-inotropy-in-hypertensive-rats
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Chun Li Jin, Ming Zhe Yin, Jin Chul Paeng, Seunggyun Ha, Jeong Hoon Lee, Peng Jin, Chun Zi Jin, Zai Hao Zhao, Yue Wang, Keon Wook Kang, Chae Hun Leem, Jong-Wan Park, Sung Joon Kim, Yin Hua Zhang
Cardiac neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is an important molecule that regulates intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and contractility of healthy and diseased hearts. Here, we examined the effects of nNOS on fatty acid (FA) regulation of left ventricular (LV) myocyte contraction in sham and angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced hypertensive (HTN) rats. Our results showed that palmitic acid (PA, 100 μM) increased the amplitudes of sarcomere shortening and intracellular ATP in sham but not in HTN despite oxygen consumption rate (OCR) was increased by PA in both groups...
May 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534012/association-of-isolated-single-umbilical-artery-with-perinatal-outcomes-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hyeong Ju Kim, Jae-Hoon Kim, Doo Byung Chay, Joo Hyun Park, Min-A Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between prenatally diagnosed isolated single umbilical artery (iSUA) and perinatal outcomes. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and KoreaMed from inception to January 2016, with no language or regional restrictions, for cohort and case-control studies reporting on the relationship of iSUA and perinatal outcomes. We assessed the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the occurrence of small for gestational age, preterm birth, pregnancy-induced hypertension, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and perinatal mortality in fetuses with iSUA compared with those in fetuses with three vessel cord...
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533996/gastric-varices-in-absence-of-splenic-vein-thrombosis-a-rare-entity-of-idiopathic-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
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Vivek Choksi, Binna Chokshi, Andrew Chu, Deepa Mandale, Daniel L Wolfson, Steven Kaplan, Hamid Feiz
Idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) is portal hypertension (PHT) without cirrhosis and other identifiable causes. Esophageal and gastric varices are seen in INCPH which are mostly asymptomatic. We present a rare case of symptomatic isolated gastric varices (IGV) in the setting of INCPH. We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with an acute onset of hematemesis and no identifiable history. Upon further evaluation, he was found to have non-bleeding dilated gastric varices on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and PHT without cirrhosis...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533909/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-variceal-bleeding
#20
Ihteshamul Haq, Dhiraj Tripathi
Acute haemorrhage from ruptured gastroesophageal varices is perhaps the most serious consequence of uncontrolled portal hypertension in cirrhotic patients. It represents a medical emergency and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. In those who survive the initial bleeding event, the risks of further bleeding and other decompensated events remain high. The past 30 years have seen a slow evolution of management strategies that have greatly improved the chances of surviving a variceal haemorrhage...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
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