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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922176/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-reduces-inflammation-fibrosis-and-preserves-diastolic-function-in-a-rat-model-of-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Grazia Esposito, Donato Cappetta, Rosa Russo, Alessia Rivellino, Loreta Pia Ciuffreda, Fiorentina Roviezzo, Elena Piegari, L Liberato Berrino, Francesco Rossi, Antonella De Angelis, Konrad Urbanek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a systemic syndrome driven by co-morbidities and its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Several studies suggesting that dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) might be involved in the pathophysiology of heart failure prompted experimental and clinical investigations of DPP4 inhibitors on cardiovascular system. The aim of our study was to determine whether DPP4 inhibitor sitagliptin (SITA) affects the progression of HFpEF independently from the effects on glycaemia...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921419/-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-1-prevalence-impact-on-morbidity-and-mortality
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Jitka Brožová, Daniela Čechurová, Silvie Lacigová
: Aim of this retrospective observational study was to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1Z) at baseline (in 2003) and find the parameters that determine the difference between group with (MS+) and without MS (MS-). Did the presence of MS affect morbidity and mortality in the subsequent 10 years? METHODS: 278 patients were enrolled to the study with age average 39 ± 13 years with medical history of diabetes 15...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921256/impact-of-bridging-income-generation-with-group-integrated-care-bigpic-on-hypertension-and-diabetes-in-rural-western-kenya
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Sonak D Pastakia, Simon M Manyara, Rajesh Vedanthan, Jemima H Kamano, Diana Menya, Benjamin Andama, Cleophas Chesoli, Jeremiah Laktabai
BACKGROUND: Rural settings in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) consistently report low participation in non-communicable disease (NCD) treatment programs and poor outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the implementation of a patient-centered rural NCD care delivery model called Bridging Income Generation through grouP Integrated Care (BIGPIC). DESIGN: The study prospectively tracked participation and health outcomes for participants in a screening event and compared linkage frequencies to a historical comparison group...
December 5, 2016: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921165/left-ventricular-twist-mechanics-during-incremental-cycling-and-knee-extension-exercise-in-healthy-men
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Alexander Beaumont, John Hough, Nicholas Sculthorpe, Joanna Richards
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to investigate left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in response to incremental cycling and isometric knee extension exercises. METHODS: Twenty-six healthy male participants (age = 30.42 ± 6.17 years) were used to study peak twist mechanics at rest and during incremental semi-supine cycling at 30 and 60% work rate maximum (W max) and during short duration (15 s contractions) isometric knee extension at 40 and 75% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920830/impact-of-catheter-ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarctions
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Masato Fukunaga, Masahiko Goya, Kenichi Hiroshima, Kentaro Hayashi, Masatsugu Ohe, Yu Makihara, Michio Nagashima, Yoshimori An, Shinichi Shirai, Kenji Ando, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Masashi Iwabuchi
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation can reduce episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction (MI). However, the optimal endpoint of the ablation procedure remains unclear. METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive patients who received catheter ablation for VT after MI were included. The procedures targeted the isthmus of all the induced, sustained VTs. When the patients with induced VTs were hemodynamically stable, radiofrequency energy was delivered at the mid-diastolic potential recording site during VT...
December 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920497/efficacy-and-safety-of-two-fixed-dose-combinations-of-s-amlodipine-and-telmisartan-ckd-828-versus-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-in-patients-with-hypertension-inadequately-controlled-using-s-amlodipine-monotherapy-an-8-week-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-phase
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Sang-Hyun Ihm, Hui-Kyung Jeon, Tae-Joon Cha, Taek-Jong Hong, Sang-Hyun Kim, Nae-Hee Lee, Jung Han Yoon, Namsik Yoon, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Sang-Ho Jo, Ho-Joong Youn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy and safety of CKD-828, a fixed-dose combination of S-amlodipine (the more active isomer of amlodipine besylate, which is calcium channel blocker) and telmisartan (long acting angiotensin receptor blocker), in patients with hypertension inadequately controlled with S-amlodipine monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eligible patients (N=187) who failed to respond after 4-week S-amlodipine 2.5 mg monotherapy (sitting diastolic blood pressure [sitDBP] ≥90 mmHg) to receive CKD-828 2...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920466/joint-models-for-multiple-longitudinal-processes-and-time-to-event-outcome
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Lili Yang, Menggang Yu, Sujuan Gao
Joint models are statistical tools for estimating the association between time-to-event and longitudinal outcomes. One challenge to the application of joint models is its computational complexity. Common estimation methods for joint models include a two-stage method, Bayesian and maximum-likelihood methods. In this work, we consider joint models of a time-to-event outcome and multiple longitudinal processes and develop a maximum-likelihood estimation method using the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm...
2016: Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920131/maternal-urinary-bisphenol-a-concentration-during-midterm-pregnancy-and-children-s-blood-pressure-at-age-4
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Sanghyuk Bae, Youn-Hee Lim, Young Ah Lee, Choong Ho Shin, Se-Young Oh, Yun-Chul Hong
Bisphenol A (BPA) has been reported to be associated with adverse health effects, including high blood pressure (BP). BPA is also suspected to cross placenta in pregnancy and might affect children's health. The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of prenatal exposure to BPA on the BP of the child at the age of 4. We followed up 645 children at the age of 4 who were born from women who participated midterm during their pregnancy in a birth cohort study from August 2008 to July 2011. Because BPA and BP showed nonlinear association, we constructed a piecewise regression model to examine the association between urinary BPA concentration of mother at around 20 weeks of gestation and BP of the child at age 4 and to determine threshold level of BPA for the association...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920072/clinic-blood-pressure-underestimates-ambulatory-blood-pressure-in-an-untreated-employer-based-us-population-results-from-the-masked-hypertension-study
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Joseph E Schwartz, Matthew M Burg, Daichi Shimbo, Joan E Broderick, Arthur A Stone, Joji Ishikawa, Richard Sloan, Tyla Yurgel, Steven Grossman, Thomas G Pickering
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) is consistently superior to clinic blood pressure (CBP) as a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality risk. A common perception is that ABP is usually lower than CBP. The relationship of the CBP minus ABP difference to age has not been examined in the United States. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, 888 healthy, employed, middle-aged (mean±SD age, 45±10.4 years) individuals (59% female, 7.4% black, 12% Hispanic) with screening BP <160/105 mm Hg and not taking antihypertensive medication completed 3 separate clinic BP assessments and a 24-hour ABP recording for the Masked Hypertension Study...
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919349/familial-combined-hyperlipidemia-and-hyperlipoprotein-a-as-phenotypic-mimics-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-frequencies-associations-and-predictions
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Katrina L Ellis, Jing Pang, Dick C Chan, Amanda J Hooper, Damon A Bell, John R Burnett, Gerald F Watts
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of index cases presenting with phenotypic familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are not found to have a pathogenic mutation and may have other inherited conditions. OBJECTIVES: Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) and elevated lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] may mimic FH, but the frequency and correlates of these disorders among mutation-negative FH patients have yet to be established. METHODS: The frequency of FCHL and elevated Lp(a) was investigated in 206 FH mutation-negative index cases attending a specialist lipid clinic...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919218/a-glycemic-threshold-of-90-mg-dl-promotes-early-signs-of-atherosclerosis-in-apparetly-healthy-overweight-obese-subjects
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Marco Matteo Ciccone, Francesca Cortese, Michele Gesualdo, Ilaria Donvito, Santa Carbonara, Giovanni De Pergola
BACKGROUND: Alterations of glucose metabolism represent well known risk factors for the atherosclerotic process and then for cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: to investigate the association between fasting glucose and early signs of atherosclerosis, by means of carotid intima-media thickness (c-IMT) in a population of apparently healthy overweight/obese subjects. In addition, we evaluated the possible existence of a glycemic threshold above which the risk of atherosclerosis significantly increases...
December 5, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919209/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-hiv-positive-patients-treated-with-antiretroviral-medications
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Sina Moradmand Badie, Mehrnaz Rasoulinejad, Mohammadreza Salehi, Hamid Emadi Kochak, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Fatemeh Jahanjo Amin Abad, Banafsheh Moradmand Badie
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is a reliable means for the diagnosis of functional and valvular diseases of the heart in HIV positive and HIV negative patients. The current study was to evaluate echocardiographic abnormalities in HIV positive patients under an antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in Tehran, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted among 231 HIV positive patients under ART. All HIV positive patients including 150 men (65%) and 81 women (35%) (mean age of 41 years) were assessed by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) in Imam Khomeini Hospital, over the period from 2013 to 2014...
December 5, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919159/atrial-conduction-times-and-left-atrial-mechanical-functions-and-their-relation-with-diastolic-function-in-prediabetic-patients
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Naile Eris Gudul, Turgut Karabag, Muhammet Rasit Sayin, Taner Bayraktaroglu, Mustafa Aydin
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate atrial conduction times and left atrial mechanical functions, the noninvasive predictors of atrial fibrillation, in prediabetic patients with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Methods: Study included 59 patients (23 males, 36 females; mean age 52.5 ± 10.6 years) diagnosed with IFG or IGT by the American Diabetes Association criteria, and 43 healthy adults (22 males, 21 females; mean age 48...
December 6, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919011/cardiovascular-autonomic-and-hemodynamic-responses-to-vagus-nerve-stimulation-in-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Iñigo Garamendi, Marian Acera, Marta Agundez, Lara Galbarriatu, Ainhoa Marinas, Iñigo Pomposo, Elena Valle, Jose-Alberto Palma, Juan C Gomez-Esteban
PURPOSE: Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is used as an adjunctive therapy for treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. The impact of VNS on cardiovascular autonomic function remains to be fully understood. We determined changes in cardiovascular sympathetic and parasympathetic, and hemodynamic function in association with VNS in patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. METHOD: Longitudinal (n=15) evaluation of beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) and heart rate variability (HRV), baroreflex sensibility, and hemodynamic function performed before VNS implantation, 6-months after implantation, and a mean of 12-months after implantation; and cross-sectional study (n=14) of BP and HR variability and baroreflex sensitivity during VNS on and VNS off...
December 2, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918847/left-ventricular-compressions-improve-hemodynamics-in-a-swine-model-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Kenton L Anderson, Maria G Castaneda, Susan M Boudreau, Danny J Sharon, Vikhyat S Bebarta
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that chest compressions located directly over the left ventricle (LV) would improve hemodynamics, including coronary perfusion pressure (CPP), and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a swine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography (echo) was used to mark the location of the aortic root and the center of the left ventricle on animals (n = 26) which were randomized to receive chest compressions in one of the two locations...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918330/preoperative-echocardiographic-indices-of-diastolic-dysfunction-and-brain-natriuretic-peptide-in-predicting-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-after-noncardiac-surgery
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Oren Brecher, Harleena Gulati, Nancy Roistacher, Hao Zhang, Weiji Shi, Howard T Thaler, David Amar
BACKGROUND: We have shown previously that either echocardiographic indices of diastolic dysfunction or increased preoperative brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) predict postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). Because these 2 predictors of POAF have not been evaluated together, our goal was to further elucidate their concurrent role in patients undergoing noncardiac thoracic surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 191 patients who had a preoperative transthoracic echocardiogram and serum BNP level collected as part of routine care before major lung or esophageal resection...
December 1, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917845/conditions-of-endotracheal-intubation-with-and-without-muscle-relaxant-in-children
#17
Nermina Rizvanović, Senada Čaušević, Adisa Šabanović
Aim To compare intubation conditions and hemodynamic response of two induction regimens, with or without muscle relaxant using a combination of either fentanyl and propofol or propofol and suxamethonium. Methods A total of 80 children aged 4-12 years were enrolled in a prospective randomized double-blinded study. Children were randomly allocated in two equal groups. In group F induction was done with fentanyl and propofol, while propofol and suxamethonium were used in group S. Intubation conditions were assessed using Copenhagen Consensus Score (CCS), based on ease of laryngoscopy, position of vocal cords, degree of coughing, jaw relaxation and limb movements...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917779/low-pressure-sequential-compression-of-lower-limbs-enhances-forearm-skin-blood-flow
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Guy Amah, Sebastian Voicu, Philippe Bonnin, Nathalie Kubis
PURPOSE: We investigated whether forearm skin blood flow could be improved when a multilayer pulsatile inflatable suit was applied at a low pressure to the lower limbs and abdomen. We hypothesized that a non-invasive purely mechanical stimulation of the lower limbs could induce remote forearm blood flow modifications. METHODS: The pulsatile suit induced a sequential compartmentalized low compression (65 mmHg), which was synchronized with each diastole of the cardiac cycle with each phase evolving centripetally (lower limbs to abdomen)...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916816/blueberry-consumption-affects-serum-uric-acid-concentrations-in-older-adults-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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Carol L Cheatham, Itzel Vazquez-Vidal, Amanda Medlin, V Saroja Voruganti
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and may protect against disease. Uric acid accounts for about 50% of the antioxidant properties in humans. Elevated levels of serum uric acid (SUA) or hyperuricemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). The aim was to determine the effect of blueberries on SUA in older adults. Participants (n = 133, 65-80 years) experiencing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were randomized in a double-blind 6-month clinical trial to either blueberry or placebo. A reference group with no MCI received no treatment...
November 29, 2016: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916673/pathophysiology-of-the-pericardium
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REVIEW
Brian D Hoit
Pericardial heart disease includes pericarditis, (an acute, subacute, or chronic fibrinous, noneffusive, or exudative process), and its complications, constriction, (an acute, subacute, or chronic adhesive or fibrocalcific response), and cardiac tamponade. The pathophysiology of cardiac tamponade and constrictive pericarditis readily explains their respective findings on clinical examination, Doppler echocardiography, and at cardiac catheterization. The primary abnormality of cardiac tamponade is pan-cyclic compression of the cardiac chambers by increased pericardial fluid requiring that cardiac chambers compete for a fixed intrapericardial volume...
December 1, 2016: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
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