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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229926/the-role-of-frailty-in-explaining-the-association-between-the-metabolic-syndrome-and-mortality-in-older-adults
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Emiel O Hoogendijk, Martijn Huisman, Adriana J van Ballegooijen
The association between the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and adverse outcomes in older adults may be explained by other health conditions. This study examined the role of frailty in explaining the association between MetS and mortality, independent of comorbidity. Data were used from 1247 men and women aged ≥65years of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. MetS was assessed using the definition of the US National Cholesterol Education Program. Frailty was measured by the frailty phenotype. Mortality was monitored from 1995 until 2015...
February 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228311/cardiogoniometry-in-psoriatic-patients-and-its-comparison-with-a-control-group
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Hoorak Poorzand, Bita Kiafar, Fardideh Asadzadeh Heravi, Mohammad Vejdanparast, Azadeh Saki, Mohammad Tayebi, Negar Morovatdar, Neda Karimabadi
BACKGROUND: Cardiogoniometry (CGM), a spatiotemporal electrocardiologic method may be useful as a cardiovascular diagnostic tool. Increased incidence of coronary artery or myocardial involvement and defects in automatic setting of heart activity have been reported in psoriasis which could be related to the presence of systemic inflammation. Cardiogoniometry and the related parameters have been used in this study as a diagnostic technique in psoriasis patients. METHODS: Thirty patients with psoriasis and 30 healthy, age and sex-matched individuals with no history of cardiovascular diseases or traditional coronary risk factors were enrolled...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226014/-pharmacotherapeutic-profile-and-factors-associated-with-polypharmacy-among-the-elderly-in-aiquara-bahia-brazil-2014
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Alessandra Santos Sales, Marta Gabriele Santos Sales, Cezar Augusto Casotti
Objective: to describe the drugs used and analyze the factors associated with polypharmacy in the elderly, in Aiquara, Bahia, Brazil. Methods: this is a census cross-sectional study, conducted in February 2014, through an interview using standardized form. Results: among the 272 elderly respondents, 53.3% used only prescribed medication and 31.6% used at least one medication not prescribed; the prevalence of polypharmacy was 29.0%; cardiovascular drugs were the most used in polypharmacy (n=390; 37...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225026/blood-based-omic-profiling-supports-female-susceptibility-to-tobacco-smoke-induced-cardiovascular-diseases
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Aristotelis Chatziioannou, Panagiotis Georgiadis, Dennie G Hebels, Irene Liampa, Ioannis Valavanis, Ingvar A Bergdahl, Anders Johansson, Domenico Palli, Marc Chadeau-Hyam, Alexandros P Siskos, Hector Keun, Maria Botsivali, Theo M C M de Kok, Almudena Espín Pérez, Jos C S Kleinjans, Paolo Vineis, Soterios A Kyrtopoulos
We recently reported that differential gene expression and DNA methylation profiles in blood leukocytes of apparently healthy smokers predicts with remarkable efficiency diseases and conditions known to be causally associated with smoking, suggesting that blood-based omic profiling of human populations may be useful for linking environmental exposures to potential health effects. Here we report on the sex-specific effects of tobacco smoking on transcriptomic and epigenetic features derived from genome-wide profiling in white blood cells, identifying 26 expression probes and 92 CpG sites, almost all of which are affected only in female smokers...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224724/economic-and-social-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-low-income-country-a-case-control-study-in-sudan
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Hind Elrayah-Eliadarous, Claes-Göran Östensson, Mohamed Eltom, Pia Johansson, Vibeke Sparring, Rolf Wahlström
AIMS: Diabetes mellitus accounts for 11% of total health expenditures worldwide, and the majority of all persons with diabetes live in low- and middle-income countries. This study examined the economic and social impact attributed to diabetes in Sudan by calculating out-of-pocket medical expenditures and the health and social impact of the disease for persons with diabetes (n = 375) and their families, compared to a non-diabetic control group (n = 375), matched for age, sex and residence area...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223474/can-pediatric-hypertension-criteria-be-simplified-a-prediction-analysis-of-subclinical-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-bogalusa-heart-study
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Bo Xi, Tao Zhang, Shengxu Li, Emily Harville, Lydia Bazzano, Jiang He, Wei Chen
Prehypertension and hypertension in childhood are defined by sex-, age-, and height-specific 90th (or ≥120/80 mm Hg) and 95th percentiles of blood pressure, respectively, by the 2004 Fourth Report. However, these cutoffs are complex and cumbersome for use. This study assessed the performance of a simplified blood pressure definition to predict adult hypertension and subclinical cardiovascular disease. The cohort consisted of 1225 adults (530 men; aged 26.3-47.7 years) from the Bogalusa Heart Study with 27...
February 21, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222941/diabetes-and-lifetime-risk-of-stroke-and-subtypes-in-an-urban-middle-aged-population
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Tanvir Chowdhury Turin, Tomonori Okamura, Nahid Rumana, Arfan Raheen Afzal, Makoto Watanabe, Aya Higashiyama, Yoko M Nakao, Michikazu Nakai, Misa Takegami, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Akira Okayama, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
AIMS: Lifetime risk (LTR) is defined as the cumulative probability of developing a disease in one's remaining lifetime from a given index age. The impact of diabetes on the LTR of stroke events in Asians, where stroke incidence is higher than for Westerners, has not been estimated yet. These estimates can be useful for diabetes knowledge translation activities. METHODS: All participants who were stroke-free at baseline in the Suita Study, a cohort study of cardiovascular diseases in Japan, were included in the study sample...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222532/prevalence-of-use-of-cardiovascular-drugs-in-dementia-patients-treated-in-general-practices-in-germany
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Louis Jacob, Jens Bohlken, Karel Kostev
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a chronic disease associated with numerous cardiovascular disorders. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence of cardiovascular drug use in dementia patients treated in general practices in Germany. METHODS: The present study included patients who were diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, or unspecified dementia) in 2015. The main outcome measure was the proportion of patients using cardiovascular drugs...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219924/time-trends-and-educational-inequalities-in-out-of-hospital-coronary-deaths-in-norway-1995-2009-a-cardiovascular-disease-in-norway-cvdnor-project
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Enxhela Sulo, Ottar Nygård, Stein Emil Vollset, Jannicke Igland, Marta Ebbing, Truls Østbye, Torben Jørgensen, Gerhard Sulo, Grethe S Tell
BACKGROUND: Recent time trends and educational gradients characterizing out-of-hospital coronary deaths (OHCD) are poorly described. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified all deaths from coronary heart disease occurring outside the hospital in Norway during 1995 to 2009. Time trends were explored using Poisson regression analysis with year as the independent, continuous variable. Information on the highest achieved education was obtained from The National Education Database and classified as primary (up to 10 years of compulsory education), secondary (high school or vocational school), or tertiary (college/university)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217308/demographical-and-clinicopathological-characteristics-in-heart-failure-and-outcome-predictors-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev, Shreetal Rajan Nair, Biju George, Gopalan Nair Rajesh, Mangalath Narayanan Krishnan
AIMS: The aims of the study were to study the demographical and clinicopathological characteristics of patients presenting with heart failure and evaluate the 1 year outcomes and to identify risk predictors if any. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective observational study was conducted in consecutive patients of systolic heart failure. The study was divided into two parts-an initial 6 month enrolment phase followed up for 1 year for major adverse cardiovascular events...
February 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217230/red-cell-distribution-width-and-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-cohort-study
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Walid Saliba, Ofra Barnett-Griness, Gad Rennert
BACKGROUND: Increased red cell distribution width (RDW), a measure of red cell size variability, has been associated with increased mortality in multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, whether RDW is associated with increased mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation remains unknown. METHODS: Using the computerized database of the largest health maintenance organization in Israel, we identified a cohort of adults with atrial fibrillation diagnosed before January 1, 2012...
February 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215901/physical-health-medication-and-healthcare-utilization-among-70-year-old-people-with-schizophrenia-a-nationwide-danish-register-study
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Maria Brink, Anders Green, Anders Bo Bojesen, J Steven Lamberti, Yeates Conwell, Kjeld Andersen
OBJECTIVES: In light of the excess early mortality in schizophrenia, mainly due to physical illnesses, we investigated medical comorbidity, use of medication, and healthcare utilization among individuals with schizophrenia who survived into older ages to uncover potential factors contributing to their longevity. DESIGN: A nationwide register-based case-control study comparing 70-year-olds with and without schizophrenia. SETTING: Cases were drawn from the Danish Psychiatric Central Register...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213685/prasugrel-for-japanese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-short-term-clinical-practice-prasfit-practice-i-a-postmarketing-observational-study
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Masato Nakamura, Tomoko Iizuka, Kei Sagawa, Kenji Abe, Shuichi Chikada, Miyuki Arai
: Data on prasugrel use in Japanese patients are limited to phase II/III clinical trials. This early postmarketing observational study evaluated the safety and efficacy of short-term prasugrel use in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in real-world clinical settings in Japan. From May 2014 to January 2015, we enrolled consecutive patients with ACS requiring percutaneous coronary intervention in each institution. Each patient started prasugrel treatment ≥1 month before the end of the study period...
February 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213596/white-cell-count-in-the-normal-range-and-short-term-and-long-term-mortality-international-comparisons-of-electronic-health-record-cohorts-in-england-and-new-zealand
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Anoop Dinesh Shah, Simon Thornley, Sheng-Chia Chung, Spiros Denaxas, Rod Jackson, Harry Hemingway
OBJECTIVES: Electronic health records offer the opportunity to discover new clinical implications for established blood tests, but international comparisons have been lacking. We tested the association of total white cell count (WBC) with all-cause mortality in England and New Zealand. SETTING: Primary care practices in England (ClinicAl research using LInked Bespoke studies and Electronic health Records (CALIBER)) and New Zealand (PREDICT). DESIGN: Analysis of linked electronic health record data sets: CALIBER (primary care, hospitalisation, mortality and acute coronary syndrome registry) and PREDICT (cardiovascular risk assessments in primary care, hospitalisations, mortality, dispensed medication and laboratory results)...
February 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212309/the-association-of-knowledge-and-behaviours-related-to-salt-with-24-h-urinary-salt-excretion-in-a-population-from-north-and-south-india
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Claire Johnson, Sailesh Mohan, Kris Rogers, Roopa Shivashankar, Sudhir Raj Thout, Priti Gupta, Feng J He, Graham A MacGregor, Jacqui Webster, Anand Krishnan, Pallab K Maulik, K Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Bruce Neal
Consumer knowledge is understood to play a role in managing risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and may be influenced by level of education. The association between population knowledge, behaviours and actual salt consumption was explored overall, and for more-educated compared to less-educated individuals. A cross-sectional survey was done in an age-and sex-stratified random sample of 1395 participants from urban and rural areas of North and South India. A single 24-h urine sample, participants' physical measurements and questionnaire data were collected...
February 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208908/comparison-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-of-patients-with-and-without-premature-coronary-artery-disease
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Alagesan Murali, Anith Kumar Mambatta, R R M Ranganathan, R Shanmugasundaram, K Deepalakshmi
INTRODUCTION: Increased Carotid Intima Medial Thickness (CIMT) is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and vascular events like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and stroke. AIM: This study was designed to identify whether CIMT is increased in the children of parents with premature coronary artery disease and compare it with age and sex matched controls who are children of normal individuals. We also tried to compare and correlate the changes in CIMT if any, among the study group with relation to family history of diabetes and hypertension...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208791/impact%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-flavonols%C3%A2-on%C3%A2-cardiometabolic%C3%A2-biomarkers-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-randomized%C3%A2-controlled%C3%A2-human%C3%A2-trials%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-explore%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-role%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-inter-individual%C3%A2-variability
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Regina Menezes, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, Antonia Kaltsatou, Antonio González-Sarrías, Arno Greyling, Christoforos Giannaki, Cristina Andres-Lacueva, Dragan Milenkovic, Eileen R Gibney Julie Dumont, Manuel Schär, Mar Garcia-Aloy, Susana Alejandra Palma-Duran, Tatjana Ruskovska, Viktorija Maksimova, Emilie Combet, Paula Pinto
Several  epidemiological  studies  have  linked  flavonols  with  decreased  risk  of  cardiovascular  disease  (CVD).  However,  some  heterogeneity  in  the  individual  physiological  responses to the consumption of these compounds has been identified. This meta-analysis aimed to  study the effect of flavonol supplementation on biomarkers of CVD risk such as, blood lipids, blood  pressure and plasma glucose, as well as factors affecting their inter-individual variability...
February 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208044/daily-step-count-and-the-need-for-hospital-care-in-subsequent-years-in-a-community-based-sample-of-older-australians
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Ben D Ewald, Christopher Oldmeadow, John R Attia
OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent to which physical activity reduces the number of hospital bed-days for Australians over 55, using an objective measure of activity. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 9784 Newcastle residents aged 55 years or more were invited to participate. 3253 responders were eligible and wore pedometers for one week during 2005-2007; their hospital data from recruitment to 31 March 2015 were analysed (mean follow-up time: 8.2 years). Complete data for 2110 people were available for analysis...
February 20, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207997/chronically-elevated-bilirubin-protects-from-cardiac-reperfusion-injury-in-the-male-gunn-rat
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Bhavisha Bakrania, Eugene F Du Toit, Kevin J Ashton, Karl-Heinz Wagner, John P Headrick, Andrew C Bulmer
AIMS: Bilirubin is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as evidenced in conditions of mild hyperbilirubinaemia (Gilbert's Syndrome). Little is known regarding myocardial stress-resistance in hyperbilirubinemic conditions or whether life-long exposure modifies cardiac function, which might contribute to protection from cardiovascular disease. METHODS: Hyperbilirubinemic rats and littermate controls underwent echocardiography at 3, 6 and 12 mo of age, with hearts subsequently assessed for resistance to 30 min of ischaemia...
February 16, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207502/impact-of-the-dietary-fatty-acid-intake-on-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-us-adults
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Mohsen Mazidi, Hong-Kai Gao, Hassan Vatanparast, Andre Pascal Kengne
Growing evidence suggests that the effects of diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) occur through mechanisms involving subclinical inflammation. We assessed whether reported dietary fatty acid intake correlates with a serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) concentration in a population-based sample of US men and women.In this cross-sectional analysis, participants were selected from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and restricted to those with available data on dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometric measurements from 2001 to 2010...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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