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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135581/high-rates-of-hypertension-diabetes-elevated-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-hiv-infected-patients-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-malawi
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Sekai C Mathabire Rücker, Alia Tayea, Joseph Bitilinyu-Bangoh, Elkin H Bermúdez-Aza, Leon Salumu, Isabel A Quiles, Elisabeth Szumilin, Zengani Chirwa, Fernanda Rick, David Maman
OBJECTIVES: Data on cardiovascular disease risks among HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) over long periods of time are lacking in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chiradzulu, Malawi from December 2015 to June 2016. HIV-infected persons on ART for more than 10 years (patients) and HIV-negative individuals (controls) from selected clinics participated. Following informed consent, a standardized questionnaire, clinical and laboratory examinations were performed...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108814/waist-to-height-ratio-and-sedentary-lifestyle-as-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-in-ecuador
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F Aguirre P, A Coca, M F Aguirre, G Celis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictors and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and the presence of vascular inflammation in apparently-normal children (10-15 years) of both sexes in Guayaquil, Ecuador. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We included 395 apparently-healthy students from a middle-income school in a cross-sectional survey. Informed consent was obtained from students and parents. Anthropometric measurements including blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and blood tests were recorded...
November 3, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989873/effect-of-metformin-sustained-release-therapy-on-low-density-lipoprotein-size-and-adiponectin-in-the-south-indian-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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D Rama Nagendra Kumar, Krishna G Seshadri, Monna Pandurangi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to compare surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, such as adiponectin (APN) levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) size, before and after sustained release metformin (Met-SR) therapy in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Sixty women with PCOS and sixty age-matched controls in the age group 18-45 years were recruited after obtaining informed consent. Women with PCOS were initiated on Met-SR 1 g orally, which was increased to 1...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814290/predicted-impact-of-lipid-lowering-therapy-on-cardiovascular-and-economic-outcomes-of-swedish-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-guideline
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Gunilla Journath, Kristina Hambraeus, Emil Hagström, Billie Pettersson, Mickael Löthgren
BACKGROUND: The effects on cardiovascular disease (CVD) by treatment recommendations on prevention of atherosclerotic CVD remain to be evaluated. The objectives were to assess treatment gap for low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) according to guidelines, potential impact on CVD outcomes, and possible avoided economic costs, in post myocardial infarction (MI) patients, if target LDL-C levels of ≤1.8 mmol/L would be achieved. METHODS: All patients registered in the Swedish Secondary Prevention after Heart Intensive care Admission register, with one-year post-MI follow-up during 2013 were selected...
August 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689098/evaluation-of-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-used-in-the-identification-of-index-cases-for-genetic-screening-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-in-brazil
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Pãmela R S Silva, Cinthia E Jannes, Theo G M Oliveira, Marcio H Miname, Viviane Z Rocha, Ana Paula Chacra, Maria Helane C Gurgel, Renan M Montenegro, Carlos Roberto M Rodrigues Sobrinho, Annie Seixas Bello Moreira, Marcelo H V Assad, Marina R C Pinto, Mauricio Teruo Tada, Raul D Santos, Alexandre C Pereira, Jose E Krieger
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is controversy on the accuracy of different diagnostic criteria for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The aim of this study is to assess the performance of different clinical criteria used to identify individuals for FH genetic cascade screening in Brazil. METHODS: All index cases (IC) registered in the Hipercol Brasil program between 2011 and 2016 were analyzed. Inclusion criteria were age ≥18 years and elevated LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, with a conclusive result in the genetic test, whether positive or negative...
June 22, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658825/uncovering-metabolic-syndrome-among-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-india
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Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, Jitendra Singh, Pradeep Gupta, M L Patel, Vivek Kumar, Shyam Chand Chaudhary
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is known to cause various systemic problems including Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). MetS is a group of cardiovascular risk factors. By assessing MetS, one can assess the cardiovascular disease risk. There is increasing evidence of MetS in COPD patients. However, the frequency of MetS and its individual components are not still been clearly shown which is likely to vary in different population. AIM: To know the extent of association of metabolic syndrome and its components in patients with COPD...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655596/effects-of-macronutrient-distribution-on-weight-and-related-cardiometabolic-profile-in-healthy-non-obese-chinese-a-6-month-randomized-controlled-feeding-trial
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Yi Wan, Fenglei Wang, Jihong Yuan, Jie Li, Dandan Jiang, Jingjing Zhang, Tao Huang, Jusheng Zheng, Jim Mann, Duo Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514969/endothelial-progenitor-cell-number-is-not-decreased-in-34-children-with-juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-pilot-study
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Dong Xu, Akadia Kacha-Ochana, Gabrielle A Morgan, Chiang-Ching Huang, Lauren M Pachman
OBJECTIVE: A pilot study to determine endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) number in children with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). METHODS: After obtaining informed consent, the EPC number from 34 fasting children with definite/probable JDM at various stages of therapy-initially untreated, active disease on medication and clinically inactive, off medication-was compared with 13 healthy fasting pediatric controls. The EPC number was determined by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), CD34(+)/VEGFR2(+)/CD45dim(-), and assessed in conjunction with clinical variables: disease activity scores (DAS), duration of untreated disease (DUD), TNF-α allelic polymorphism (A/G) at the promoter region of -308, number of nailfold capillary end row loop (ERL) and von Willebrand factor antigen (vWF:Ag)...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473443/relationship-of-autoantibodies-to-mda-ldl-and-apob-immune-complexes-to-sex-ethnicity-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-events
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Anand Prasad, Paul Clopton, Colby Ayers, Amit Khera, James A de Lemos, Joseph L Witztum, Sotirios Tsimikas
OBJECTIVE: Modifications of lipid constituents within atherosclerotic lesions generate neoepitopes that activate innate and adaptive immune responses. We aimed to define the prevalence, distribution, and relationship of autoantibody titers of oxidized lipoproteins to subclinical atherosclerosis and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in different ethnic groups. APPROACH AND RESULTS: IgG and IgM autoantibodies to malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) and apolipoprotein B-100-immune complexes were measured in 3509 individuals (1814 blacks, 1031 whites, 589 Hispanics, and 85 no race identifier) from the Dallas Heart Study with median 10...
June 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451029/thyroid-cortisol-and-growth-hormone-levels-in-adult-nigerians-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Ifeoma Christiana Udenze, Olusola Festus Olowoselu, Ephraim Uchenna Egbuagha, Temitope Adewunmi Oshodi
INTRODUCTION: The similarities in presentation of cortisol excess, growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism and metabolic syndrome suggest that subtle abnormalities of these endocrine hormones may play a causal role in the development of metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study is to determine the levels of cortisol, thyroid and growth hormones in adult Nigerians with metabolic syndrome and determine the relationship between levels of these hormones and components of the syndrome. METHODS: This was a case control study conducted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385153/lower-serum-magnesium-is-associated-with-vascular-calcification-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Amber O Molnar, Mohan Biyani, Ian Hammond, John Paul Harmon, Susan Lavoie, Brendan McCormick, Manish M Sood, Jessica Wagner, Elena Pena, Deborah L Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent among dialysis patients and is associated with increased cardiovascular and all cause mortality. Magnesium (Mg) inhibits vascular calcification in animal and in-vitro studies but whether the same effect occurs in humans is uncertain. METHODS: A single centre cross-sectional study of 80 prevalent peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients; on PD only for a minimum of 3 months. A radiologist blinded to patient status calculated their abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) scores on lateral lumbar spine radiographs, a validated surrogate for CAC...
April 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331863/the-effects-of-statins-on-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anahita Arian, Sayyed Gholamreza Mortazavi Moghadam, Toba Kazemi, Morteza Hajihosseini
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary hypertension is a serious complication in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of atorvastatin in reducing pulmonary arterial pressure in COPD patients. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized trial was conducted on 42 known cases of COPD with systolic pulmonary arterial pressure of more than 25 mmHg. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups, 21 patients with atorvastatin treatment (40 mg/daily for 6 months) and 21 patients without receiving atorvastatin...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319871/autoantibodies-and-immune-complexes-to-oxidation-specific-epitopes-and-progression-of-aortic-stenosis-results-from-the-astronomer-trial
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Romain Capoulade, Kwan L Chan, Patrick Mathieu, Yohan Bossé, Jean G Dumesnil, James W Tam, Koon K Teo, Xiaohong Yang, Joseph L Witztum, Benoit J Arsenault, Jean-Pierre Després, Philippe Pibarot, Sotirios Tsimikas
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Elevated levels of lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and oxidized phospholipids on apolipoprotein B-100 (OxPL-apoB) predict the progression of pre-existing mild-to-moderate calcific aortic valve stenosis (CAVS). Whether indirect markers of oxidation-specific epitopes (OSE) are also predictive is not known. The association between IgG and IgM autoantibodies and malondialdehyde-modified low density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL) and IgG and IgM apolipoprotein B immune complexes (apoB-IC), and the hemodynamic progression rate of CAVS was determined in the ASTRONOMER (Aortic Stenosis Progression Observation: Measuring Effects of Rosuvastatin, NCT00800800) trial...
May 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163932/dyslipidemia-in-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-risk-and-disease-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-of-yaound%C3%A3-cameroon
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Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Sylvie Ndongo Amougou, Sebastien Ombotto, Felicien Ntone, Doriane Edna Wouamba, Bernadette Ngo Nonga
Objective. To determine the frequency of lipid abnormalities in patients with a cardiovascular risk and disease at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) of Yaoundé. Materials and Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study from 1 March to 31 May 2015 at the UTH of Yaoundé. We included all patients seen in the outpatient department with a diagnosis of a cardiovascular disease or a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Patients who accepted to participate in the study were asked to answer a questionnaire; after that a blood sample was taken for lipid profile...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039586/plasma-phospholipid-fatty-acid-profile-is-altered-in-both-septic-and-non-septic-critically-ill-a-correlation-with-inflammatory-markers-and-albumin
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
František Novak, J Borovska, M Vecka, J Rychlikova, L Vavrova, H Petraskova, A Zak, O Novakova
This study analyzes fatty acid (FA) composition in plasma lipids and erythrocyte phospholipids while comparing septic and non-septic critically ill patients. The aim was to describe impacts of infection and the inflammatory process. Patients with severe sepsis (SP, n = 13); age-, sex- and APACHE II score-matched non-septic critically ill with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (NSP, n = 13); and age-/sex-matched healthy controls (HC, n = 13) were included in a prospective case-control study during the first 24 h after admission to the intensive care unit...
March 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968902/homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-china-a-genotype-phenotype-analysis-of-cross-sectional-data
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Long Jiang, Ze-Min Kuang, Xiao-Dong Pan, Ren-Qiang Yang, Xiao-Shu Cheng, Lu-Ya Wang
BACKGROUND: Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia is a rare life-threatening disease characterised by markedly elevated LDL cholesterol concentrations and accelerated atherosclerosis. Few studies have focused specifically on this group of patients, especially in China. We set out to investigate the phenotypical characteristics and the genotype-phenotype correlations of homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia in China. METHODS: In this analysis of cross-sectional data, we collected data from patients with suspected homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia from ten clinical hospitals in mainland China from 2003 to 2015...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752328/correlation-of-global-risk-assessment-with-cardiovascular-complications-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-living-in-puerto-rico
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Efraín Rodríguez-Vigil, Migdalia Rodríguez-Chacón, José J Ruiz Valcarcel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the current relationship between certain demographics and chemical factors, and the risk of cardiovascular complications, within a Puerto Rican population with diabetes mellitus. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A total of 2075 patients with diabetes mellitus were retrospectively evaluated to determine the influence of certain demographics and chemical variables on the appearance of cardiovascular complications. A group of demographic and laboratory variables were analyzed...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452372/testosterone-undecanoate-improves-lipid-profile-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-hypogonadotrophic-hypogonadism
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Juan J Chillarón, Mercè Fernández-Miró, Mercè Albareda, Sara Fontserè, Cristina Colom, Lluís Vila, Juan Pedro-Botet, Juana A Flores Le-Roux
Testosterone deficiency (Td) has been associated with the metabolic syndrome. Few studies have evaluated this condition in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of testosterone undecanoate (TU) on insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, anthropometric parameters, blood pressure and lipid profile in patients with Td and T1D. We performed a randomized placebo-controlled multicenter study. INCLUSION CRITERIA: a) age ≥ 18 years; b) autoimmune diabetes; c) Td (total testosterone <10 nmol/L or calculated free testosterone <225 pmol/L and low/normal LH; d) ability to sign informed consent; e) comply with the study protocol...
September 30, 2016: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312464/the-ldl-hdl-ratio-and-atherosclerosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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A Kucuk, A Uğur Uslu, A Icli, E Cure, S Arslan, K Turkmen, A Toker, M Kayrak
OBJECTIVES: In ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, cardiac and vascular involvement may manifest as atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Systemic inflammation, oxidative stress, increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol constitute a significant risk for atherosclerosis. This study investigated the relationship between carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), LDL/HDL ratio, total oxidant status (TOS; an indicator of oxidative stress) and ischemic modified albumin (IMA; an ischemic marker in AS patients)...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26911950/-changes-in-plasma-cholesterol-level-and-risk-factors-of-death-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Jing Bai, Jin Lin, Haizhou Zhuang, Dongchen Guo, Xiaowei Yang, Meili Duan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of change in plasma cholesterol level in patients with sepsis, and to explore its relationship with prognosis and its clinical significance. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. 568 patients with sepsis admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Beijing Friendship Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University from August 2013 to August 2015 were enrolled, and 475 patients without sepsis hospitalized in the same period served as the control...
February 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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