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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100465/prevalence-of-masked-hypertension-among-us-adults-with-nonelevated-clinic-blood-pressure
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Y Claire Wang, Daichi Shimbo, Paul Muntner, Andrew E Moran, Lawrence R Krakoff, Joseph E Schwartz
Masked hypertension (MHT), defined as nonelevated blood pressure (BP) in the clinic setting and elevated BP assessed by ambulatory monitoring, is associated with increased risk of target organ damage, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Currently, no estimate of MHT prevalence exists for the general US population. After pooling data from the Masked Hypertension Study (n = 811), a cross-sectional clinical investigation of systematic differences between clinic BP and ambulatory BP (ABP) in a community sample of employed adults in the New York City metropolitan area (2005-2012), and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES; 2005-2010; n = 9,316), an ongoing nationally representative US survey, we used multiple imputation to impute ABP-defined hypertension status for NHANES participants and estimate MHT prevalence among the 139 million US adults with nonelevated clinic BP, no history of overt cardiovascular disease, and no use of antihypertensive medication...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093436/burden-of-disease-associated-with-lower-levels-of-income-among-us-adults-aged-65-and-older
#2
Erica I Lubetkin, Haomiao Jia
BACKGROUND: Persons aged 65 years and older represent a heterogeneous group whose prevalence in the USA is expected to markedly increase. Few investigations have examined the total burden of disease attributable to lower levels of income in a single number that accounts for morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We ascertained respondents' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores and mortality status from the 2003 to 2004, 2005 to 2006, 2007 to 2008 and 2009 to 2010 cohorts of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) with mortality follow-up through 31 December 2011...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089648/diabetes-and-cardiorenal-syndrome-understanding-the-triple-threat
#3
Srikanta Banerjee, Raymond Panas
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes is known to be associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) independently. Type 2 cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), a recently defined syndrome, is characterized by a primary renal failure that progressively leads to cardiac dysfunction. The effect of diabetes on cardiorenal syndrome has not been explored in a multi-ethnic population. In this retrospective secondary analysis the hypothesis was tested if diabetes modifies the effect of CVD on CKD...
January 9, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088628/methods-needed-to-measure-predictive-accuracy-a-study-of-diabetic-patients
#4
Hafiz M R Khan, Sarah Mende, Aamrin Rafiq, Kemesha Gabbidon, P Hemachandra Reddy
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and it can result in several complications such as kidney failure, heart failure, stroke, and blindness making it a major medical and public health concern in the United States. Statistical methods are important to detect risk factors and identify the best sampling plan to determine predictive bounds for diabetic patients' data. The main objective of this paper is to identify the best fit bootstrapping sampling method and to draw the predictive bound considering diabetes patient data...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088461/changes-in-the-prevalence-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-alcoholic-liver-disease-among-patients-with-cirrhosis-or-liver-failure-on-the-waitlist-for-liver-transplantation
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David Goldberg, Ivo C Ditah, Kia Saeian, Mona Lalehzari, Andrew Aronsohn, Emmanuel C Gorospe, Michael Charlton
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Concurrent to development of more effective drugs for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), infection, there has been an increase in the incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Data indicate that liver transplantation prolongs survival times of patient with acute hepatitis associated with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). We compared data on disease prevalence in the population with data from liver transplantation waitlists to evaluate changes in the burden of liver disease in the United States...
January 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087412/pain-prediction-by-serum-biomarkers-of-bone-turnover-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-observational-study-of-tracp5b-and-cathepsin-k-in-oa
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Lilian N Nwosu, Maximilian Allen, Laura Wyatt, Janet L Huebner, Victoria Chapman, David A Walsh, Virginia B Kraus
OBJECTIVES: To investigate serum biomarkers, tartrate resistant acid phosphatase 5b (TRAcP5b) and cathepsin K, indicative of osteoclastic bone resorption, and their relationship to pain and pain change in knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Sera and clinical data were collected from 129 people (97 with 3-year follow-up) with knee OA from the Prediction of Osteoarthritis Progression (POP) cohort. Knee OA-related outcomes in POP included: WOMAC pain, NHANES I (pain, aching and stiffness), subchondral sclerosis, and radiographically determined tibiofemoral and patellofemoral OA...
January 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081249/measuring-physical-activity-with-hip-accelerometry-among-u-s-older-adults-how-many-days-are-enough
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Masha Kocherginsky, Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, William Dale, Diane S Lauderdale, Linda Waite
INTRODUCTION: Accelerometers are increasingly used in research. Four to 7 days of monitoring is preferred to estimate average activity but may be burdensome for older adults. We aimed to investigate: 1) 7-day accelerometry protocol adherence, 2) demographic predictors of adherence, 3) day of the week effect, and 4) average activity calculated from 7 versus fewer days among older adults. METHODS: We used the 2003-2006 older adult hip accelerometry data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) sample...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079710/electronic-health-record-data-versus-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-nhanes-a-comparison-of-overweight-and-obesity-rates
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Luke M Funk, Ying Shan, Corrine I Voils, John Kloke, Lawrence P Hanrahan
BACKGROUND: Estimating population-level obesity rates is important for informing policy and targeting treatment. The current gold standard for obesity measurement in the United States-the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)-samples <0.1% of the population and does not target state-level or health system-level measurement. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of using body mass index (BMI) data from the electronic health record (EHR) to assess rates of overweight and obesity and compare these rates to national NHANES estimates...
January 10, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077154/incremental-decreases-in-quality-adjusted-life-years-qaly-associated-with-higher-levels-of-depressive-symptoms-for-u-s-adults-aged-65-years-and-older
#9
Haomiao Jia, Erica I Lubetkin
BACKGROUND: Quality-adjusted life years (QALY) is a single value index that quantifies the overall burden of disease. It reflects all aspects of heath, including nonfatal illness and mortality outcomes by weighting life-years lived with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores. This study examine the burden of disease due to increasing levels of depressive symptoms by examining the association between the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores and QALY for U.S. adults aged 65 years and older...
January 11, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068423/the-association-of-hot-red-chili-pepper-consumption-and-mortality-a-large-population-based-cohort-study
#10
Mustafa Chopan, Benjamin Littenberg
The evidence base for the health effects of spice consumption is insufficient, with only one large population-based study and no reports from Europe or North America. Our objective was to analyze the association between consumption of hot red chili peppers and mortality, using a population-based prospective cohort from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) III, a representative sample of US noninstitutionalized adults, in which participants were surveyed from 1988 to 1994. The frequency of hot red chili pepper consumption was measured in 16,179 participants at least 18 years of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065571/exposure-to-ddt-and-diabetic-nephropathy-among-mexican-americans-in-the-1999-2004-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Charles J Everett, Olivia M Thompson, Clara E Dismuke
Concentrations of the pesticide DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and its metabolite DDE (dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene), in the blood of Mexican Americans, were evaluated to determine their relationships with diabetes and diabetic nephropathy. The data were derived from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004 (unweighted N = 1,411, population estimate = 13,760,609). The sample included teens, 12-19 years old, which accounted for 19.8% of the data. The time of the study overlapped the banning of DDT in Mexico in the year 2000, and those participants born in Mexico were exposed to DDT before they immigrated to the US...
January 5, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063129/rates-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-in-patients-with-established-cardiovascular-disease-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-from-nhanes-2009-2010
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Gregory Castelli, Ashley Petrone, Jun Xiang, Carl Shrader, Dana King
PURPOSE: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat pain, inflammation, and fever in the USA. Unfortunately, NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events, especially among NSAID users with established cardiovascular disease (CVD). In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an initial warning regarding NSAID use and CVD risk, and recently, in July 2015, released an updated statement strengthening this initial warning...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058241/convergent-validity-of-the-acc-aha-pooled-cohort-equations-in-associating-with-health-related-quality-of-life-among-adults-in-the-united-states
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Allison Nooe, Meghan K Edwards, Ovuokerie Addoh, Paul D Loprinzi
Background: The potential convergent validity of the pooled cohort risk (PCR) equations in predicting health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has yet to be evaluated, which was this study's purpose. Methods: Data from the 2001-2011 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were used (N = 8978 adults, 40-79 years, free of cardiovascular disease at baseline). Calculation of an individual's 10-year risk of a first atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) event was determined via the PCR equation...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058238/sedentary-behavior-physical-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-on-leukocyte-telomere-length
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Meghan K Edwards, Paul D Loprinzi
Background: Emerging work is starting to investigate the cumulative effects of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behavior and cardiorespiratory fitness on health. The objective of this study was to examine the cumulative and independent associations of MVPA, sedentary behavior and cardiorespiratory fitness on leukocyte telomere length (LTL). Methods: Data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were used (N = 1868 adults 20+ years); analyzed in 2016...
2017: Health Promotion Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045881/associations-between-low-back-pain-and-muscle-strengthening-activity-in-u-s-adults
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Albatool H Alnojeidi, Tammie M Johnson, Michael R Richardson, James R Churilla
STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the study was to examine the association between LBP and MSA among U.S. adults using gender-stratified analyses. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Low back pain (LBP) is a common medical condition that impacts quality of life and professional productivity and increasesthe financial burden on the healthcare system by augmenting medical treatment costs. Previous studies analyzing gender-dependent relationships between muscle-strengthening activity (MSA) and LBP have produced mixed results...
December 30, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041872/use-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-dxa-for-diagnosis-and-fracture-risk-assessment-who-criteria-t-and-z-score-and-reference-databases
#16
Hans P Dimai
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a two-dimensional imaging technology developed to assess bone mineral density (BMD) of the entire human skeleton and also specifically of skeletal sites known to be most vulnerable to fracture. In order to simplify interpretation of BMD measurement results and allow comparability among different DXA-devices, the T-score concept was introduced. This concept involves an individual's BMD which is then compared with the mean value of a young healthy reference population, with the difference expressed as a standard deviation (SD)...
December 29, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041641/time-to-first-cigarette-and-serum-cholesterol-levels
#17
Arielle S Selya, Naa Dede Hesse
RATIONALE: Cigarette smoking is a primary cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, prior research has rarely distinguished smoking behavior from nicotine dependence. OBJECTIVE: The current study presents a novel investigation into whether time to first cigarette (TTFC), a reliable proxy for nicotine dependence, is associated with lipid cholesterol, a biomarker for CVD, after controlling for smoking behavior and other risk factors. METHODS: In total, 3903 current adult smokers were drawn from four consecutive cross-sectional waves (2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, and 2011-12) of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES)...
December 14, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040534/cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-survivors-of-childhood-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-treated-with-total-body-irradiation-a-longitudinal-analysis
#18
Danielle Novetsky Friedman, Patrick Hilden, Chaya S Moskowitz, Maya Suzuki, Farid Boulad, Nancy Kernan, Suzanne Wolden, Kevin C Oeffinger, Charles A Sklar
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors treated with total body irradiation (TBI) are known to be at increased risk for the development of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). We sought to characterize the incidence of CVRFs in a TBI-exposed survivor cohort and to describe prognostic indicators of their development through a retrospective analysis of CVRFs in 1-year survivors of leukemia or lymphoma treated with TBI at Memorial Sloan Kettering between April 1987 and May 2011. Eligible participants were age ≤21 years at the time of TBI and were not receiving glucocorticoid therapy at the time of entry to long-term follow-up...
December 28, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039828/exposure-to-multiple-chemicals-in-a-cohort-of-reproductive-aged-danish-women
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Anna Rosofsky, Patricia Janulewicz, Kristina A Thayer, Michael McClean, Lauren A Wise, Antonia M Calafat, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Kyla W Taylor, Elizabeth E Hatch
BACKGROUND: Current exposure assessment research does not sufficiently address multi-pollutant exposure and their correlations in human media. Understanding the extent of chemical exposure in reproductive-aged women is of particular concern due to the potential for in utero exposure and fetal susceptibility. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to characterize concentrations of chemical biomarkers during preconception and examine correlations between and within chemical classes...
December 28, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025058/moderate-doses-of-commercial-preparations-of-ginkgo-biloba-do-not-alter-markers-of-liver-function-but-moderate-alcohol-intake-does-a-new-approach-to-identify-and-quantify-biomarkers-of-adverse-effects-of-dietary-supplements
#20
Harris R Lieberman, Mark D Kellogg, Victor L Fulgoni, Sanjiv Agarwal
: It is difficult to determine if certain dietary supplements are safe for human consumption. Extracts of leaves of Ginkgo biloba trees are dietary supplements used for various purported therapeutic benefits. However, recent studies reported they increased risk of liver cancer in rodents. Therefore, this study assessed the association between ginkgo consumption and liver function using NHANES 2001-2012 data (N = 29,684). Since alcohol is known to adversely affect liver function, association of its consumption with liver function was also assessed...
December 24, 2016: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
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