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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679623/hyperglycemia-in-pregnancy-and-its-implications-for-a-woman-s-future-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Ravi Retnakaran
It is well established that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) identifies a population of women who are at risk of ultimately developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) later in life. Moreover, this relationship extends across the full spectrum of hyperglycemia in pregnancy, with lesser degrees of gestational dysglycemia identifying a proportionate gradient of future risk of T2DM. Importantly, a growing body of evidence suggests that an analogous relationship exists between hyperglycemia in pregnancy and a woman's long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679571/metformin-ameliorates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-osteoblastic-differentiation-of-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-by-inhibiting-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Liu Fayuan, Chu Chong, Wei Qinyu, Shi Jiawei, Li Huadong, Dong Nianguo
Osteoblastic differentiation of aortic valve interstitial cells (AVICs) is the central process in the development of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). Metformin is a widely used first-line antidiabetic drug, and recently, pleiotropic benefits of metformin beyond hypoglycemia have been reported in the cardiovascular system. Here, we examined the effect of metformin on the osteoblastic differentiation of human AVICs. Our results showed that metformin ameliorated TGF-β1-induced production of osteogenic proteins Runx2 and osteopontin as well as calcium deposition in the cultured human AVICs...
April 18, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679538/cardiovascular-disease-progression-a-target-for-therapy
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Jay N Cohn
Clinical research aimed at preventing cardiovascular disease has focused on the effect of interventions to reduce risk factors on the incidence of future morbid events. Disease progression, which likely serves as a necessary prerequisite for morbid events, has not served as a target for therapy. The Rasmussen Center at the University of Minnesota has, for the past 18 years, been performing a non-invasive cardiovascular evaluation in individuals with no history of cardiovascular disease. The studies, performed in one hour in one room, provide a comprehensive non-invasive assessment of the severity of functional and structural abnormalities in the small arteries, the large arteries and the left ventricle, the target organs for most cardiovascular morbid events...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679302/association-of-abnormal-serum-potassium-levels-with-arrhythmias-and-cardiovascular-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Liesa K Hoppe, Dana C Muhlack, Wolfgang Koenig, Prudence R Carr, Hermann Brenner, Ben Schöttker
PURPOSE: To provide the first systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the association of abnormal serum potassium and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: Medline and ISI Web of Knowledge were systematically searched from inception until November 24, 2017. Data synthesis of relevant studies was performed using random effects model meta-analyses. RESULTS: Meta-analyses included 310,825 participants from 24 studies. In the older general population, low serum potassium was associated with a 1...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679294/gender-differences-in-home-based-cardiac-rehabilitation-of-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-patients
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Yong Hwan Kim, Wi-Young So
Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a structured program for the prevention of secondary cardiovascular disease (CVD) and related diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. This study aimed to investigate whether there are gender differences after 9 months of home-based cardiac rehabilitation program in post-percutaneous coronary intervention patients. A total of 114 (58.29 ± 10.33 years) men and 30 (60.90 ± 9.32 years) women were enrolled in the CR program. The program included three visits: initial, 4th month (follow-up), and 9th month (final) visits at a CR center...
April 20, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678866/gaps-in-guidelines-for-the-management-of-diabetes-in-low-and-middle-income-versus-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Mayowa O Owolabi, Joseph O Yaria, Meena Daivadanam, Akintomiwa I Makanjuola, Gary Parker, Brian Oldenburg, Rajesh Vedanthan, Shane Norris, Ayodele R Oguntoye, Morenike A Osundina, Omarys Herasme, Sulaiman Lakoh, Luqman O Ogunjimi, Sarah E Abraham, Paul Olowoyo, Carolyn Jenkins, Wuwei Feng, Hernán Bayona, Sailesh Mohan, Rohina Joshi, Ruth Webster, Andre P Kengne, Antigona Trofor, Lucia Maria Lotrean, Devarsetty Praveen, Jessica H Zafra-Tanaka, Maria Lazo-Porras, Kirsten Bobrow, Michaela A Riddell, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Yannis Manios, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVE: The extent to which diabetes (DM) practice guidelines, often based on evidence from high-income countries (HIC), can be implemented to improve outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is a critical challenge. We carried out a systematic review to compare type 2 DM guidelines in individual LMIC versus HIC over the past decade to identify aspects that could be improved to facilitate implementation. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Eligible guidelines were sought from online databases and websites of diabetes associations and ministries of health...
May 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678607/association-between-hypertension-and-metabolic-disorders-among-elderly-patients-in-north-jordan
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Nuha Alwardat, Laura Di Renzo, Renata Costa de Miranda, Sofian Alwardat, Paola Sinibaldi Salimei, Antonino De Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HTN), dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, accounting for the highest morbidity and mortality among the elderly Jordanian population. This study aimed to evaluate serum lipid and glucose profiles of hypertensive patients and normotensive controls, and determine the risk factors for HTN among elderly population in Jordan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 200 participants, including 111 hypertensive patients and 89 normotensive controls from June to October 2017 in North Jordan...
April 12, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678491/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-an-inflammatory-systemic-lifestyle-endocrinopathy
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REVIEW
Seema Patel
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder, afflicting females of reproductive age. This syndrome leads to infertility, apart from a gamut of other metabolic co-morbidities such as insulin resistance, obesity, cardiovascular problems, including a litany of other health issues. PCOS is a polygenic, polyfactorial, systemic, inflammatory, dysregulated steroid state, autoimmune disease, manifesting largely due to lifestyle errors. The advent of biochemical tests and ultrasound scanning has enabled the detection of PCOS in the affected females...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678447/mediterranean-diet-and-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-what-do-we-know
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Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Nerea Becerra-Tomás, Jesús Francisco García-Gavilán, Mònica Bulló, Laura Barrubés
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality is increasing, representing an important public health issue worldwide. It is well-known that risk of CVD is substantially influenced by lifestyle, including poor diet, tobacco smoking and physical inactivity. In the last years, the so-called Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet) has been associated with broad healthy benefits on human health, including protection against CVD. The present narrative review aimed to summarize and discuss the evidence from meta-analyses of epidemiological and clinical trials analyzing MedDiet and CVD risk...
April 17, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678058/building-a-knowledge-based-tool-for-auto-assessing-the-cardiovascular-risk
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Adrien Ugon, Amel Imene Hadj Bouzid, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Madeleine Favre, Catherine Duclos, Emmanuel Jobez, Hector Falcoff, Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Rosy Tsopra
The prevention of cardiovascular diseases needs first to quantify the cardiovascular risk. To estimate this risk, French national health authorities provided clinical practice guidelines extending the existing European SCORE, which doesn't include all the cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. diabetes). Hence, French national clinical practice guidelines to quantify the cardiovascular risk is able to deal with more clinical situations than the SCORE. The goal of this paper is to formalize knowledge extracted from these guidelines and implement the rules so that they can be used into an auto-assessing tool of cardiovascular risk...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677972/reflection-on-mobile-applications-for-blood-pressure-management-a-systematic-review-on-potential-effects-and-initiatives
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Reyhaneh Mohammadi, Movahhedeh Ayatolahi Tafti, Soodabeh Hoveidamanesh, Reza Ghanavati, Omid Pournik
INTRODUCTION: Ischemic heart disease and stroke have been considered as the first global leading cause of death in last decades [1]. Blood pressure (BP) management is one of the easiest ways suggested for preventing and controlling cardiovascular diseases before the patient develops complications and death-following outcomes. Appearance of technology advancements in the health system has motivated researchers and health providers to study its different aspects and applications in order to improve disease prevention and management...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677687/endothelial-dysfunction-as-a-long-term-effect-of-late-onset-hypertensive-pregnancy-disorders-high-bmi-is-key
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L J Alma, C J M De Groot, R X De Menezes, W Hermes, P L Hordijk, I Kovačević
OBJECTIVE: Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy increase cardiovascular risk later in life by 2 to 9-fold. Endothelial activation is one of the underlying mechanisms of cardiovascular risk. Therefore, we decided to investigate endothelial activation in primiparous women, 2.5 years after a hypertensive pregnancy disorder. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma samples were taken from women 2.5 years after gestational hypertension (GH) or late onset preeclampsia (cases) and from women 2...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677620/hippocampal-fxr-plays-a-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-depression-a-preliminary-study-based-on-lentiviral-gene-modulation
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Wei-Guan Chen, Jia-Xuan Zheng, Xi Xu, Yu-Ming Hu, Yu-Min Ma
As a well-known bile acid receptor, the role of Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) in the digestive system and cardiovascular system has been widely explored. However, there are very few studies involving FXR in the central nervous system. In this study, we explored the role of FXR in the pathogenesis of depression, a serious and worldwide neuropsychiatric disease. It was found that chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) fully enhanced the protein and mRNA expressions of FXR in hippocampus, but not medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC)...
April 10, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677308/vitamin-d-calcium-or-combined-supplementation-for-the-primary-prevention-of-fractures-in-community-dwelling-adults-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Leila C Kahwati, Rachel Palmieri Weber, Huiling Pan, Margaret Gourlay, Erin LeBlanc, Manny Coker-Schwimmer, Meera Viswanathan
Importance: Osteoporotic fractures result in significant morbidity and mortality. Objective: To update the evidence for benefits and harms of vitamin D, calcium, or combined supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force. Data Sources: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and trial registries through March 21, 2017; references; and experts. Surveillance continued through February 28, 2018...
April 17, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677167/the-role-of-catechins-in-cellular-responses-to-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Jurga Bernatoniene, Dalia Marija Kopustinskiene
Catechins are polyphenolic compounds—flavanols of the flavonoid family found in a variety of plants. Green tea, wine and cocoa-based products are the main dietary sources of these flavanols. Catechins have potent antioxidant properties, although in some cases they may act in the cell as pro-oxidants. Catechins are reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavengers and metal ion chelators, whereas their indirect antioxidant activities comprise induction of antioxidant enzymes, inhibition of pro-oxidant enzymes, and production of the phase II detoxification enzymes and antioxidant enzymes...
April 20, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676873/-bradykinin-and-cardiovascular-protection-role-of-perindopril-an-inhibitor-of-angiotensin-conversion-enzyme
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P Lancellotti, A Ancion, V D'Orio, O Gach, P Maréchal, J M Krzesinski
The endothelium plays a vital role as part of the cardiovascular continuum. Risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia unbalance angiotensin II - bradykinin homeostasis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and changes in vascular structure that promote atherosclerosis and thrombosis. When dealing with risk factors, treatment should focus on the prevention and restoration of endothelial function. Not all cardiovascular drugs are able to reverse vascular and structural endothelial dysfunction. Increasing levels of bradykinin is an effect of the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), and also a fundamental part of their mode of action...
April 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676201/prognosis-and-monitoring-of-giant-cell-arteritis-and-associated-complications
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Tanaz A Kermani, Kenneth J Warrington
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in people over the age of 50 years. Prospective imaging studies in GCA highlight the systemic nature of this vasculitis. Areas covered: This review summarizes literature using PubMed on complications of GCA and its treatment. Emphasis was placed on articles published within the past 5 years. Disease associated complications including vision loss from arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, large-artery stenoses and ischemia, and, aortic aneurysms and dissections...
April 20, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676198/blockade-of-at1-type-receptors-for-angiotensin-ii-prevents-cardiac-microvascular-fibrosis-induced-by-chronic-stress-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Lília Taddeo Firoozmand, Andrea Sanches, Nilsa Regina Damaceno-Rodrigues, Juliana Dinéia Perez, Danielle Sanches Aragão, Rodolfo Mattar Rosa, Fernanda Klein Marcondes, Dulce Elena Casarini, Elia Garcia Caldini, Tatiana Sousa Cunha
To test the effects of chronic-stress on the cardiovascular system, the model of chronic mild unpredictable stress (CMS) has been widely used. The CMS protocol consists of the random, intermittent, and unpredictable exposure of laboratory animals to a variety of stressors, during 3 consecutive weeks. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that exposure to the CMS protocol leads to left ventricle microcirculatory remodeling that can be attenuated by angiotensin II receptor blockade. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into four groups: Control, Stress, Control + losartan, and Stress + losartan (N = 6, each group, losartan: 20 mg/kg/day)...
April 20, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675057/causes-of-death-in-long-term-survivors-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-regional-surveillance-epidemiology-and-end-results-study
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Amaraja A Kanitkar, Ann G Schwartz, Julie George, Ayman O Soubani
INTRODUCTION: Survival from lung cancer is improving. There are limited data on the causes of death in 5-year survivors of lung cancer. The aim of this study is to explore the causes of death in long-term survivors of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and describe the odds of dying from causes other than lung cancer in this patient population. METHODS: An analysis of 5-year survivors of newly diagnosed NSCLC from 1996 to 2007, in Metropolitan Detroit included in Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program, was done...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674687/celecoxib-exerts-protective-effects-in-the-vascular-endothelium-via-cox-2-independent-activation-of-ampk-creb-nrf2-signalling
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Fahad Al-Rashed, Damien Calay, Marie Lang, Clare C Thornton, Andrea Bauer, Allan Kiprianos, Dorian O Haskard, Anusha Seneviratne, Joseph J Boyle, Alex H Schönthal, Caroline P Wheeler-Jones, Justin C Mason
Although concern remains about the athero-thrombotic risk posed by cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2-selective inhibitors, recent data implicates rofecoxib, while celecoxib appears equivalent to NSAIDs naproxen and ibuprofen. We investigated the hypothesis that celecoxib activates AMP kinase (AMPK) signalling to enhance vascular endothelial protection. In human arterial and venous endothelial cells (EC), and in contrast to ibuprofen and naproxen, celecoxib induced the protective protein heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1). Celecoxib derivative 2,5-dimethyl-celecoxib (DMC) which lacks COX-2 inhibition also upregulated HO-1, implicating a COX-2-independent mechanism...
April 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
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