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Wenjin Liu, Jiajun Zhou, Jianping Chen, Meijuan Meng, Xiurong Li, Chaoqing Gao, Jianmei Zhou, Liang Wang, Zhuxing Sun, Hong Chu, Wei Fan, Youwei Bai, Junwei Yang
OBJECTIVE: Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a parameter derived from ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) readings. It is calculated as 1 minus the linear slope of DBP on SBP. We tested its value in assessing arterial stiffness in dialysis patients. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data from a cohort study. A total of 344 patients on maintenance hemodialysis from six tertiary hospitals were included. All patients underwent ABP monitoring and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) measurement...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak, Barbara Jerszow, Paweł Ruszczykowski, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
AIM: Evaluation of mean blood pressure values, ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI), pulse pressure (PP), blood pressure variability (BPV), and circadian blood pressure rhythm using ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in children with IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein nephropathy (IgAN/HSN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 48 children (29 with IgAN, 19 with HSN) aged 14.04 ± 3.76 years, we evaluated retrospectively 24-hour systolic and diastolic BP (24hSBP, 24hDBP), AASI, PP, systolic and diastolic BPV, and nocturnal BP dip by ABPM, body mass index (BMI) Z-score, medications, and biochemical parameters...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
Aasis Unnanuntana, Panai Laohaprasitiporn, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna
The appropriate time to initiate bisphosphonate treatment after a fragility fracture has not yet been established. In this study, we found no significant differences in short-term functional recovery between femoral neck fracture patients who received bisphosphonate treatment at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty. INTRODUCTION: Bisphosphonate is the mainstay therapy for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of bisphosphonate initiation on short-term functional recovery in femoral neck fracture patients at 2 versus 12 weeks after hemiarthroplasty...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
Misha Amoils, Carolyn S Lee, John Sunwoo, Sumaira Z Aasi, Wendy Hara, Jinah Kim, Davud Sirjani, A Dimitrios Colevas, Anne Lynn S Chang, Vasu Divi
BACKGROUND: Data lacks to guide treatment of regionally metastatic cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 80 patients treated for regionally metastatic cutaneous HNSCC. The effect of various clinicopathologic variables on overall survival (OS) was investigated, in addition to outcomes by treatment modality. RESULTS: On multivariate regression, cutaneous primary >2 cm (p = ...
May 2017: Head & Neck
Marialberta Battocchio, Andrea Rebellato, Andrea Grillo, Francesca Dassie, Pietro Maffei, Stella Bernardi, Bruno Fabris, Renzo Carretta, Francesco Fallo
Long-standing exposure to endogenous cortisol excess is associated with high cardiovascular risk. The aim of our study was to investigate arterial stiffness, which has been recognized as an independent predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcome, in a group of patients with Cushing's syndrome. Twenty-four patients with Cushing's syndrome (3 males, mean age 49±13 years; 20 pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease and 4 adrenal adenoma) underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors...
March 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
Bjørn Odvar Eriksen, Vidar Tor Nyborg Stefansson, Trond Geir Jenssen, Ulla Dorte Mathisen, Jørgen Schei, Marit Dahl Solbu, Tom Wilsgaard, Toralf Melsom
Arterial stiffness is a risk factor for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease. However, the role of arterial stiffness as a predictor of the age-related glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline in the general population remains unresolved because of difficulty in measuring GFR with sufficient precision in epidemiological studies. The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a proposed indicator of arterial stiffness easily calculated from ambulatory blood pressure. We investigated whether AASI could predict GFR decline measured as iohexol clearance in the general population...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
Joshua R A Verbakel, Ahmet Adiyaman, Nicole Kraayvanger, Dirk G Dechering, Cornelis T Postma
The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) is a marker of arterial stiffness and is derived from ambulatory 24-h blood pressure registration. We studied whether the AASI could be used as a predictive factor for the presence of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients with a suspicion of secondary hypertension and as such as a diagnostic tool for RAS. We included 169 patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension. They all underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring registration, imaging of the renal arteries, and cardiovascular risk measurement, including smoking, history, biometrics, blood pressure, renal function, lipids, and glucose metabolism...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Tahereh Marvdashti, Lian Duan, Sumaira Z Aasi, Jean Y Tang, Audrey K Ellerbee Bowden
We report the first fully automated detection of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most commonly occurring type of skin cancer, in human skin using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). Our proposed automated procedure entails building a machine-learning based classifier by extracting image features from the two complementary image contrasts offered by PS-OCT, intensity and phase retardation (PR), and selecting a subset of features that yields a classifier with the highest accuracy. Our classifier achieved 95...
September 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
H H Chen, Y S Sun, M L Liu
Objective: To investigate the relationship between ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in the elderly hypertensive patients. Methods: This study population consisted of 332 elderly hypertensive patients, who hospitalized in our department from January 2012 to December 2014.AASI was calculated from 24 h ambulatory BP monitoring recordings and LVMI from echocardiography examination.According to the median value of AASI, patients were divided to less than the AASI median group (low AASI group) and equal to or above the AASI median group (high AASI group)...
September 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
Benjamin Gavish, Joseph L Izzo
Interest in arterial stiffness has been fueled by the scientific and clinical implications of its "vicious cycle" relationship with aging and systolic blood pressure. In physical terms, stiffness is the slope of the relationship between an artery's distending pressure and its cross-sectional area or volume. Pulse wave velocity (PWV, in m/s), the most common arterial stiffness indicator, is usually measured by the foot-to-foot time and distance method and is proportional to [stiffness × area (or volume)](1/2) at a given pressure...
July 12, 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
Gina P Kwon, Mina Sarah Ally, Irene Bailey-Healy, Anthony E Oro, Jinah Kim, Anne Lynn Chang, Sumaira Aasi, Jean Y Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Teresa Fu, Sumaira Z Aasi, S Tyler Hollmig
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy in the USA, with cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCCs) constituting approximately 20 % of all NMSC. While cSCCs typically behave in an indolent fashion and can be cured with local destructive or surgical methods, a small subset metastasizes and induces significant morbidity and mortality. Identifying and aggressively treating these "high-risk" cSCCs (HRcSCCs) is thus paramount. Recent improvements in staging cSCCs appear to offer better risk stratification than earlier staging criteria...
July 2016: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
Francesca Viazzi, Giovanna Leoncini, Elena Ratto, Giulia Storace, Annalisa Gonnella, Debora Garneri, Barbara Bonino, Francesca Cappadona, Emanuele L Parodi, Daniela Verzola, Giacomo Garibotto, Roberto Pontremoli
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD) are at increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Both ankle-brachial index (ABI) and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in the interdialytic period have been shown to be strong predictors of all-cause mortality. METHODS: This cross-sectional study investigated the relationship between ABPM profile and ABI in 81 HD patients. ABPM was measured throughout a 44-h midweek interdialytic period...
June 1, 2016: Journal of Nephrology
Christopher K Bichakjian, Thomas Olencki, Sumaira Z Aasi, Murad Alam, James S Andersen, Daniel Berg, Glen M Bowen, Richard T Cheney, Gregory A Daniels, L Frank Glass, Roy C Grekin, Kenneth Grossman, Susan A Higgins, Alan L Ho, Karl D Lewis, Daniel D Lydiatt, Kishwer S Nehal, Paul Nghiem, Elise A Olsen, Chrysalyne D Schmults, Aleksandar Sekulic, Ashok R Shaha, Wade L Thorstad, Malika Tuli, Marshall M Urist, Timothy S Wang, Sandra L Wong, John A Zic, Karin G Hoffmann, Anita Engh
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin is the most common cancer, with a higher incidence than all other malignancies combined. Although it is rare to metastasize, patients with multiple or frequently recurring BCC can suffer substantial comorbidity and be difficult to manage. Assessment of risk is a key element of management needed to inform treatment selection. The overall management of BCC primarily consists of surgical approaches, with radiation therapy as an alternate or adjuvant option. Many superficial therapies for BCC have been explored and continue to be developed, including topicals, cryosurgery, and photodynamic therapy...
May 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Minh B Nguyen, Pamela Singer, Fredrick Kaskel, Joseph Mahgerefteh
The ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and the symmetric ambulatory arterial stiffness index (s-AASI) have been shown to correlate to arterial stiffness in adults. This study assesses these indices with anthropometric and blood pressure (BP) measures in children. A total of 102 children at a pediatric hypertension clinic who had ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) done from 2009 to 2013 were included (75% males, 7-22yo, 47% hypertensive, 24% prehypertensive, and 34% white-coat hypertensives)...
June 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
I Pietrzak, W Fendler, I Dróżdż, B Mianowska, W Młynarski, A Szadkowska
THE AIM: of the study was to investigate clinical and genetic determinants of arterial stiffness in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 122 patients (mean age: 16.0±2.35 years), with an average diabetes duration of 5.0 years and without evidence of arterial hypertension were recruited. Ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) was assessed with 24-h automatic blood pressure monitoring. Body weight, height, HbA1c and plasma lipids were measured...
May 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Ange Wang, An-Wen Chan, Sumaira Aasi, Carolyn Lee, Michael Krathen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Lucy-Ann Behan, David Carmody, Bairbre Rogers, Mark J Hannon, Colin Davenport, William Tormey, Diarmuid Smith, Christopher J Thompson, Alice Stanton, Amar Agha
OBJECTIVE: Increased cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality in hypopituitary subjects may be linked to inappropriate glucocorticoid exposure; however, the pathophysiology remains unclear. We aimed to examine the effect of three commonly prescribed hydrocortisone (HC) regimens on vascular risk factors. DESIGN: An open crossover study randomising ten hypopituitary men with severe adrenocorticotrophic hormone deficiency to three HC dose regimens: dose A (20mg mane and 10mg tarde), dose B (10mg mane and 10mg tarde) and dose C (10mg mane and 5mg tarde)...
June 2016: European Journal of Endocrinology
F Rencz, L Gulácsi, M Péntek, N Wikonkál, P Baji, V Brodszky
BACKGROUND: No systematic review has yet evaluated the available evidence on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in alopecia areata (AA). OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of HRQOL studies among patients diagnosed with AA. METHODS: A systematic search was performed for papers published between 1946 and 15 December 2014 in Medline, Embase, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library. Random-effects meta-analyses were conducted to pool data...
September 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
Malgorzata Wojcik, Jadwiga Malek, Dominika Janus, Kamil Fijorek
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence for the contribution of obesity and its metabolic sequels in the development of arterial hypertension (AH). METHODS: The casual blood pressure (CBP), 24hABPM, ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and symmetric (sAASI) ambulatory arterial stiffness index (both derived from a 24 h ABPM) and selected laboratory tests were performed in 130 obese (mean BMI SDS 4.2) adolescents at the mean age of 13.7 years. RESULTS: AH was diagnosed in 36...
December 2015: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
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