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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232671/predicting-trajectories-of-functional-decline-in-60-to-70-year-old-people
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Nini H Jonkman, Vieri Del Panta, Trynke Hoekstra, Marco Colpo, Natasja M van Schoor, Stefania Bandinelli, Luca Cattelani, Jorunn L Helbostad, Beatrix Vereijken, Mirjam Pijnappels, Andrea B Maier
BACKGROUND: Early identification of people at risk of functional decline is essential for delivering targeted preventive interventions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to identify and predict trajectories of functional decline over 9 years in males and females aged 60-70 years. METHODS: We included 403 community-dwelling participants from the InCHIANTI study and 395 from the LASA study aged 60-70 years at baseline, of whom the majority reported no functional decline at baseline (median 0, interquartile range 0-1)...
December 13, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231988/methylation-based-estimated-biological-age-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Johan Sundström, Agneta Siegbahn, Erik Lampa
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation changes over life at specific sites in the genome, which can be used to estimate "biological age". The aim of this population-based longitudinal cohort study was to investigate the association between estimated biological age and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on formulas published by Hannum et al and Horvath et al, "biological age" was calculated using data from the Illumina 450k Bead Methylation chip in 832 participants free from cardiovascular disease in the Prospective Study of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) study (50% women, all aged 70 years at the examination)...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230625/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-the-risk-of-perioperative-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events
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Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Gregory Katz, Jill P Buyon, Robert M Clancy, Jeffrey S Berger
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The relationship between SLE and perioperative cardiovascular risks following non-cardiac surgery is uncertain. We investigated associations between a diagnosis of SLE and outcomes following major non-cardiac surgery in a large national database from the United States. Patients age ≥ 18 years requiring major non-cardiac surgery were identified from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's National Inpatient Sample data from 2004 to 2014...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230516/-the-distribution-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-employees-from-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-in-germany
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Andrea Kaifie, Thomas Kraus
BACKGROUND: The German Prevention Act, the main parts of which came into force on 25 July 2015, encourages health promotion and prevention programs for people in their living environment. Through this act, preventive measures could reach employees at work that hardly seek medical services. This is of importance since employees with a low occupational position often show risk factors that increase morbidity and mortality. METHODS: In this study, clinical data from n = 2280 employees from small and medium sized enterprises (SME) were analyzed for economic sector, sex, socioeconomic position (SEP), economic sector cardiovascular risk factors, musculoskeletal and psychological diseases...
December 11, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229197/cardiovascular-risk-and-severity-factors-in-patients-admitted-to-hospital-for-spontaneous-epistaxis
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N André, N Klopp-Dutote, A Biet-Hornstein, V Strunski, C Page
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of cardiovascular risk factors, intake of drugs altering hemostasis and severity signs in patients admitted with spontaneous epistaxis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study covering a 7-year period in a university hospital center included 205 patients admitted with spontaneous epistaxis. Study variables comprised: cardiovascular risk factors (cardiovascular disease or history of cardiovascular disease with hemorrhagic or thromboembolic risk, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, dyslipidemia), intake of drugs altering hemostasis, blood pressure and minimum hemoglobin level during hospital stay...
December 8, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227868/systemic-mastocytosis-associates-with-cardiovascular-events-despite-lower-plasma-lipid-levels
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Swasti Indhirajanti, Paul L A van Daele, Sven Bos, Monique T Mulder, Ilze Bot, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mast cells have been implicated in the development and progression of atherosclerosis in animal models and human autopsy studies. However, it is unknown whether long-term exposure to excess of mast cells is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in humans. Our objective was to compare the prevalence of CVD and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM) and controls. METHODS: In 50 patients with SM and 50 age and sex matched controls, the history of CVD and presence of cardiovascular risk factors were assessed...
December 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227330/total-bile-acid-levels-are-associated-with-left-atrial-volume-and-cardiac-output-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Andrei M Voiosu, Signe Wiese, Theodor A Voiosu, Jens Hove, Flemming Bendtsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bile acids (BAs) are potent signaling molecules involved in the regulation of several metabolic and functional aspects of cardiovascular homeostasis. BA pool alteration in cirrhosis may contribute toward the development of hemodynamic and cardiac disturbances. We aimed to investigate the association between total BA levels and echocardiographic and biochemical markers of cardiac dysfunction in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients were enrolled prospectively in this hypothesis-generating study and evaluated for cardiac and hemodynamic dysfunction through clinical, echocardiographic, and biochemical means...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226693/higher-pulse-pressure-and-risk-for-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-with-essential-hypertension-the-campania-salute-network
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Costantino Mancusi, Maria A Losi, Raffaele Izzo, Grazia Canciello, Maria V Carlino, Giovanni Albano, Nicola De Luca, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni de Simone
Background Increased pulse pressure is associated with structural target organ damage, especially in elderly patients, increasing cardiovascular risk. Design In this analysis, we investigated whether high pulse pressure retains a prognostic effect also when common markers of target organ damage are taken into account. Methods We analysed an unselected cohort of treated hypertensive patients from the Campania Salute Network registry ( n = 7336). Participants with available cardiac and carotid ultrasound were required to be free of prevalent cardiovascular disease, with ejection fraction ≥50%, and no more than stage III Chronic Kidney Disease...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226593/the-face-in-marfan-syndrome-a-3d-quantitative-approach-for-a-better-definition-of-dysmorphic-features
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Claudia Dolci, Valentina Pucciarelli, Daniele M Gibelli, Marina Codari, Susan Marelli, Giuliana Trifirò, Alessandro Pini, Chiarella Sforza
INTRODUCTION: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a rare hereditable disorder of connective tissue caused by mutations in the fibrillin-1 gene FBN1. Timely diagnosis of MFS is essential to prevent life-threatening cardiovascular complications; nevertheless it can be difficult owing to the phenotypic variability of the syndrome. No clear quantitative definition of facial abnormalities associated with MFS is available. The aim of this study was to improve the definition of the facial phenotype associated with MFS and to verify the usefulness of a 3D noninvasive quantitative approach for its early recognition...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225481/perspectives-on-high-intensity-interval-exercise-for-health-promotion-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Bert Bond, Kathryn L Weston, Craig A Williams, Alan R Barker
Physical activity lowers future cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, few children and adolescents achieve the recommended minimum amount of daily activity. Accordingly, there is virtue in identifying the efficacy of small volumes of high-intensity exercise for health benefits in children and adolescents for the primary prevention of CVD risk. The purpose of this narrative review is to provide a novel overview of the available literature concerning high-intensity interval-exercise (HIIE) interventions in children and adolescents...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224938/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-carotid-and-aorta-intima-media-thickness-and-their-predictors
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Emily R Perito, Andrew Phelps, Tabitha Vase, Vickie A Feldstein, Robert H Lustig, Philip Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence and predictors of cardiovascular risk in pediatric liver transplant recipients using noninvasive markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and aorta intima-media thickness (aIMT). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 88 pediatric liver transplant recipients. The cIMT and aIMT were measured by ultrasound imaging using standardized protocol. RESULTS: Participants were 15...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224098/role-of-estrogens-in-the-regulation-of-liver-lipid-metabolism
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Brian T Palmisano, Lin Zhu, John M Stafford
Before menopause, women are protected from atherosclerotic heart disease associated with obesity relative to men. Sex hormones have been proposed as a mechanism that differentiates this risk. In this review, we discuss the literature around how the endogenous sex hormones and hormone treatment approaches after menopause regulate fatty acid, triglyceride, and cholesterol metabolism to influence cardiovascular risk.The important regulatory functions of estrogen signaling pathways with regard to lipid metabolism have been in part obscured by clinical trials with hormone treatment of women after menopause, due to different formulations, routes of delivery, and pairings with progestins...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224092/sex-differences-in-leptin-control-of-cardiovascular-function-in-health-and-metabolic-diseases
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Eric J Belin de Chantemèle
Leptin, the adipocyte-derived hormone identified in 1994 for its major role in the control of satiety and body weight regulation, is an adipokine secreted in a sex-specific manner. Although it has clearly been established that females secrete three to four times more leptin than males and that this sexual dimorphism in leptin secretion is exacerbated with overweight and obesity, the origin and the physiological consequences of this sexual dimorphism remain ill-defined. The adipose tissue is the major site of leptin secretion; however, leptin receptors are ubiquitously expressed, conferring to leptin, and indirectly to the adipose tissue, a potential role in the control of numerous physiological functions...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222858/obesity-lipid-profiles-and-oxidative-stress-in-children-after-liver-transplantation
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Piotr Czubkowski, Aldona Wierzbicka, Joanna Pawłowska, Irena Jankowska, Piotr Socha
PURPOSE: In adult liver transplant recipients, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure are significant cause of morbidity and mortality. This may be attributed to the long-term immunosuppressive treatment, mostly with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids, which in long-term may be associated with hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress and cardiovascular complications. Since such data for children is sparse, the aim of this study was to assess the lipid and oxidative stress markers after pediatric liver transplantation (LTx)...
December 10, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222122/increased-aortic-diameters-on-multidetector-computed-tomographic-scan-are-independent-predictors-of-incident-adverse-cardiovascular-events-the-framingham-heart-study
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Saadia Qazi, Joseph M Massaro, Michael L Chuang, Ralph B D'Agostino, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Adverse aortic remodeling, such as dilation, is associated with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. We sought to determine whether measures of enlarged aortic diameters improve prediction of incident adverse CVD events above standard CVD risk factors in a community-dwelling cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants from the Framingham Offspring and Third Generation Cohorts (n=3318; aged 48.9±10.3 years), who underwent noncontrast thoracic and abdominal multidetector computed tomography during 2002 to 2005, had complete risk factor profiles, and were free of clinical CVD, were included in this study...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221456/effect-of-multimorbidity-on-quality-of-life-in-adult-with-cardiovascular-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Bijan Shad, Asieh Ashouri, Tolou Hasandokht, Fatemeh Rajati, Arsalan Salari, Moona Naghshbandi, Fardin Mirbolouk
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to describe the effect of multimorbidity on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a simple sampling method of 296 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery in a referral hospital of the northern part of Iran was conducted between April, 2015 and September, 2016. Multimorbidity was defined as the presence of at least two chronic diseases based on self-reporting and medical records...
December 8, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219759/does-the-obesity-paradox-predict-functional-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Neha S Dangayach, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Gian Marco De Marchis, Roberta K Sefcik, Rachel Bruce, Aarti Chhatlani, E Sander Connolly, M Cristina Falo, Sachin Agarwal, Jan Claassen, J Michael Schmidt, Stephan A Mayer
OBJECTIVE Being overweight or mildly obese has been associated with a decreased risk of death or hospitalization in patients with cardiovascular disease. Similarly, overweight patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) have improved survival up to 1 year after admission. These counterintuitive observations are examples of the "obesity paradox." Does the obesity paradox exist in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)? In this study the authors examined whether there was an association between obesity and functional outcome in patients with ICH...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217663/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-refractory-hypertension
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Pedro Armario, David A Calhoun, Anna Oliveras, Pedro Blanch, Ernest Vinyoles, Jose R Banegas, Manuel Gorostidi, Julián Segura, Luis M Ruilope, Tanja Dudenbostel, Alejandro de la Sierra
BACKGROUND: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of refractory hypertension (RfH) and to determine the clinical differences between these patients and resistant hypertensives (RH). Secondly, we assessed the prevalence of white-coat RfH and clinical differences between true- and white-coat RfH patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The present analysis was conducted on the Spanish Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Registry database containing 70 997 treated hypertensive patients...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216881/risks-benefits-size-and-clinical-implications-of-combined-oral-contraceptive-use-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Sebastião Freitas de Medeiros
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex condition with high risk for dyslipidemia, dysglycemia, venous thromboembolism, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Because the combined oral contraceptive (COC) use has also been associated with impaired fasting glucose, insulin resistance and increased risk of thromboembolism disease, it is rationale to think that the combination of oral contraceptive and PCOS could make it worse or increase the risks. OBJECTIVE: To examine the current data regarding potential additional risks and benefits of contraceptive use, highlights the major gap in knowledge for designing future studies and, when possible, suggests an adequate COC formulation for a determined PCOS phenotype...
December 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215457/associations-of-positive-affect-and-negative-affect-with-allostatic-load-a-lifelines-cohort-study
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Hendrika M Schenk, Bertus F Jeronimus, Lian van der Krieke, Elisabeth H Bos, Peter de Jonge, Judith G M Rosmalen
OBJECTIVE: Allostatic load (AL) reflects the deteriorating influences of stress on the body, and comprises a selection of biological markers. AL is associated with negative life events, stress, and negative affect (NA), as well as poor health outcomes. However, whether AL is also associated with positive affect (PA) is not clear. The present study therefore explores the association between PA and AL, accounting for age, sex, NA, and health behaviors. METHODS: Data of 45,225 individuals from the first wave of the multi-disciplinary prospective population-based cohort study Lifelines were used...
December 5, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
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