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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712557/age-modulates-the-relationship-between-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-coronary-artery-disease
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Issada Trakarnwijitr, Bobby Li, Heath Adams, Jamie Layland, John Garlick, Andrew Wilson
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytosis and inflammation are vital elements in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a novel biomarker that combines these parameters and has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study aimed to determine whether PLR correlates with coronary artery disease (CAD) in high-risk patients, and if the relationship is affected by age. METHODS: Consecutive patients referred for coronary angiogram were evaluated (n=822)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705781/effects-of-interleukin-17-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Marie Robert, Pierre Miossec
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide and account for most of the premature mortality observed in chronic inflammatory diseases. Common mechanisms underlie these two types of disorders, where the contribution of Interleukin (IL)-17A, the founding member of the IL-17 family, is highly suspected. While the local effects of IL-17A in inflammatory disorders have been well described, those on the cardiovascular system remain less studied. This review focuses on the effects of IL-17 on the cardiovascular system both on isolated cells and in vivo...
July 10, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702271/risk-factors-and-etiology-of-young-ischemic-stroke-patients-in-estonia
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Siim Schneider, Alina Kornejeva, Riina Vibo, Janika Kõrv
OBJECTIVES: Reports on young patients with ischemic stroke from Eastern Europe have been scarce. This study aimed to assess risk factors and etiology of first-ever and recurrent stroke among young Estonian patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive ischemic stroke patients aged 18-54 years who were treated in our two hospitals from 2003 to 2012. RESULTS: We identified 741 patients with first-ever stroke and 96 patients with recurrent stroke...
2017: Stroke Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701353/known-and-unknowns-in-the-care-of-paediatric-familial-hypercholesterolaemia
#4
Andrew C Martin, Samuel S Gidding, Albert Wiegman, Gerald F Watts
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a common genetic disorder that causes elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels from birth. Untreated FH accelerates atherosclerosis and predisposes individuals to premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in adulthood. Mendelian randomization studies have demonstrated that LDL-cholesterol has both a causal and cumulative effect on the risk of CAD. This supports clinical recommendations that children with FH commence pharmacological treatment from age 8-10 years, to reduce the burden of hypercholesterolaemia...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696550/two-novel-variants-of-the-abcg5-gene-cause-xanthelasmas-and-macrothrombocytopenia-a-brief-review-of-hematological-abnormalities-of-sitosterolemia
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J M Bastida, R Benito, K Janusz, M Díez-Campelo, J M Hernández-Sánchez, S Marcellini, M Girós, J Rivera, M L Lozano, A Hortal, J M Hernández-Rivas, J R González-Porras
BACKGROUND: Sitosterolemia (STSL) is a recessive inherited disorder caused by pathogenic variants in ABCG5 and ABCG8 genes. Increased levels of plasma plant sterols (PS) usually produce xanthomas and premature coronary atherosclerosis, although hematological abnormalities may occasionally be present. This clinical picture is unfamiliar to many physicians, and patients may be at high risk of misdiagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To report two novel ABCG5 gene variants causing STSL in a Spanish patient, and review the clinical and mutational landscape of STSL...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685504/statins-for-children-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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REVIEW
Alpo Vuorio, Jaana Kuoppala, Petri T Kovanen, Steve E Humphries, Serena Tonstad, Albert Wiegman, Euridiki Drogari, Uma Ramaswami
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia is one of the most common inherited metabolic diseases and is an autosomal dominant disorder meaning heterozygotes, or carriers, are affected. Those who are homozygous have severe disease. The average worldwide prevalence of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia is at least 1 in 500, although recent genetic epidemiological data from Denmark and next generation sequencing data suggest the frequency may be closer to 1 in 250. Diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia in children is based on elevated total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels or DNA-based analysis, or both...
July 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677113/plasma-chitotriosidase-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Normeen A Kaddah, Dalia A Saied, Hanan A Alwakeel, Rania H Hashem, Sara M Rowizak, Mohamed A Elmonem
The relationship between chronic hemolysis with subsequent iron overload, inflammation, and premature atherosclerosis has been documented in hemolytic anemias, particularly β-thalassemia. However, no such relationship has been established in sickle cell disease (SCD). We sought to evaluate SCD as a risk factor for early vascular insult by measuring carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plasma chitotriosidase and to assess the role of the latter as a potential quantitative indicator of vascular inflammation and atherogenesis...
July 4, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674682/the-microbiome-and-blood-pressure-%C3%A2-can-microbes-regulate-our-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Souhaila Al Khodor, Bernd Reichert, Ibrahim F Shatat
The surfaces of the human body are heavily populated by a highly diverse microbial ecosystem termed the microbiota. The largest and richest among these highly heterogeneous populations of microbes is the gut microbiota. The collection of microbes and their genes, called the microbiome, has been studied intensely through the past few years using novel metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metabolomics approaches. This has enhanced our understanding of how the microbiome affects our metabolic, immunologic, neurologic, and endocrine homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669446/inflammation-and-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Federico Lussana, Alessandro Rambaldi
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include three main entities: Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), and Myelofibrosis (MF). MPN represent a unique model of the relationship between the clonal development of a hematologic malignancy and chronic inflammation. The neoplastic clone is the main driver of this inflammatory reaction as demonstrated by the curative effect of allogeneic stem cell transplantation which leads not only to a complete restore of the hematopoiesis, but also to regression of bone marrow fibrosis...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664608/intima-media-thickness-at-different-arterial-segments-in-pediatric-type-1-diabetes-patients-and-its-relationship-with-advanced-glycation-end-products
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Christian Lilje, Julie C Cronan, Elridge J Schwartzenburg, Elizabeth M Owers, Patrice Clesi, Ricardo Gomez, Sarah Stender, James Hempe, Stuart A Chalew, Jeffrey P Cardinale
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) are at risk for premature atherosclerosis (AS), which has its origin in childhood. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is an established surrogate marker for subclinical AS in adults. The first macroscopically detectable AS changes, however, begin in the abdominal aorta. Advanced glycation end products (AGE) predict microvascular complications in diabetes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the sensitivity for early macrovascular changes of brachial, femoral, and aortic IMT compared to conventional carotid IMT in pediatric T1DM patients ; and the relationship of IMT with AGE...
June 30, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663044/carotid-artery-plaques-are-risk-factors-the-same-in-men-and-women-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Małgorzata Waluś-Miarka, Danuta Czarnecka, Małgorzata Kloch-Badełek, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Maria Kapusta, Maciej T Malecki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol levels are a major cause of premature coronary heart disease (CHD) and death in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). It is uncertain whether these risk factors affect men and women equally. We aimed to compare the risk factors of carotid plaques, which are reliable surrogates of coronary atherosclerosis, in men and women with FH. METHODS: 154 patients with FH (40.9% men) were included, diagnosed according to Simon Broome criteria...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660486/hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome-a-premature-aging-disease
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REVIEW
Muhammad Saad Ahmed, Sana Ikram, Nousheen Bibi, Asif Mir
Progeria is sporadic, very rare, autosomal dominant, deadly childhood disorder. It is one of the progeroid syndromes also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS). Aging is a developmental process that begins with fertilization and ends up with death involving a lot of environmental and genetic factors. The disease firstly involves premature aging and then death from complications of atherosclerosis such as myocardial infarction, stroke, atherosclerosis, or heart failure. The lifespan of the patient is normally up to teen age or early twenties...
June 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596946/non-high-density-lipoprotein-fractions-are-strongly-associated-with-the-presence-of-metabolic-syndrome-independent-of-obesity-and-diabetes-a-population-based-study-among-iranian-adults
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Saeed Ghodsi, Alipasha Meysamie, Mehrshad Abbasi, Reza Ghalehtaki, Alireza Esteghamati, Masoud M Malekzadeh, Fereshteh Asgari, Mohammad M Gouya
BACKGROUND: Non-HDL-C as a valuable predictor of premature atherosclerosis, coronary events like first Myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality has a high accuracy of measurement both in fasting and non-fasting individuals. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) can promote the development of diabetes mellitus, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. A common pathway for cross linking of metabolic abnormalities and non-HDL-C has been suggested. In this study we aimed to describe the potential association between non-HDL cholesterol fractions and metabolic syndrome...
2017: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592434/effect-of-rosuvastatin-on-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-children-with-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-the-charon-study
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Marjet J A M Braamskamp, Gisle Langslet, Brian W McCrindle, David M Cassiman, Gordon A Francis, Claude Gagne, Daniel Gaudet, Katherine M Morrison, Albert Wiegman, Traci Turner, Elinor Miller, D Meeike Kusters, Joel S Raichlen, Paul D Martin, Evan A Stein, John J P Kastelein, Barbara A Hutten
Background -Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) is an autosomal dominant disorder leading to premature atherosclerosis. Children with HeFH exhibit early signs of atherosclerosis, manifested by increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). In this study, we assessed the effect of 2-year treatment with rosuvastatin on carotid IMT in HeFH children. Methods -Children with HeFH (aged 6 to <18 years) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) >4.9 mmol/L or >4.1 mmol/L in combination with other risk factors, received rosuvastatin for 2 years, starting at 5 mg once daily, with up-titration to 10 mg (aged 6 to <10 years) or 20 mg (aged 10 to <18 years)...
June 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569289/what-happens-to-the-heart-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
E Rutherford, P B Mark
Cardiovascular disease is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The increased risk of cardiovascular disease seen in this population is attributable to both traditional and novel vascular risk factors. Risk of sudden cardiac or arrhythmogenic death is greatly exaggerated in chronic kidney disease, particularly in patients with end stage renal disease where the risk is roughly 20 times that of the general population. The reasons for this increased risk are not entirely understood and while atherosclerosis is accelerated in the presence of chronic kidney disease, premature myocardial infarction does not solely account for the excess risk...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549500/greater-preclinical-atherosclerosis-in-treated-monogenic-familial-hypercholesterolemia-vs-polygenic-hypercholesterolemia
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Mahtab Sharifi, Elizabeth Higginson, Sven Bos, Angela Gallivan, Darren Harvey, Ka Wah Li, Amali Abeysekera, Angela Haddon, Helen Ashby, Kate E Shipman, Jackie A Cooper, Marta Futema, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep, Eric J G Sijbrands, Mourad Labib, Devaki Nair, Steve E Humphries
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a common inherited disorder of low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) metabolism. It is associated with higher risk of premature coronary heart disease. Around 60% of patients with a clinical diagnosis of FH do not have a detectable mutation in the genes causing FH and are most likely to have a polygenic cause for their raised LDL-C. We assessed the degree of preclinical atherosclerosis in treated patients with monogenic FH versus polygenic hypercholesterolemia...
May 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512721/mid-term-risk-for-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-chronic-myocarditis-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease-and-transient-coronary-abnormalities
#17
Mansingh Parihar, Surjit Singh, Pandiarajan Vignesh, Anju Gupta, Manojkumar Rohit
There is evidence for premature atherosclerosis and systemic arterial stiffening during follow-up of children with Kawasaki disease (KD) and coronary artery abnormalities (CAA). Moreover, patients with KD may also have subclinical myocardial involvement and inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization. The inhomogeneous ventricular repolarization manifests as increased QT dispersion on electrocardiography. There is a paucity of studies in endothelial dysfunction and QT dispersion in children with KD and transient CAA...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487652/functional-gene-analysis-reveals-cell-cycle-changes-and-inflammation-in-endothelial-cells-irradiated-with-a-single-x-ray-dose
#18
Bjorn Baselet, Niels Belmans, Emma Coninx, Donna Lowe, Ann Janssen, Arlette Michaux, Kevin Tabury, Kenneth Raj, Roel Quintens, Mohammed A Benotmane, Sarah Baatout, Pierre Sonveaux, An Aerts
Background and Purpose: Epidemiological data suggests an excess risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at low doses (0.05 and 0.1 Gy) of ionizing radiation (IR). Furthermore, the underlying biological and molecular mechanisms of radiation-induced CVD are still unclear. Because damage to the endothelium could be critical in IR-related CVD, this study aimed to identify the effects of radiation on immortalized endothelial cells in the context of atherosclerosis. Material and Methods: Microarrays and RT-qPCR were used to compare the response of endothelial cells irradiated with a single X-ray dose (0...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480253/premature-coronary-artery-disease-and-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-a-24-year-old-man-with-perinatally-acquired-human-immunodeficiency-virus-a-case-report
#19
David C Griffith, Konstantinos N Aronis, Angela M Orozco, Thomas A Traill, Yukari C Manabe, Allison L Agwu
Patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Although evidence of subclinical atherosclerosis in perinatally acquired HIV (PHIV) is available, myocardial infarction has not been described in this population. We report a case of myocardial infarction in a patient with PHIV with a brief literature review.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475663/association-between-short-term-systolic-blood-pressure-variability-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-elsa-brasil-baseline
#20
Adèle H Ribeiro, Paulo A Lotufo, André Fujita, Alessandra C Goulart, Dora Chor, José G Mill, Isabela M Bensenor, Itamar S Santos
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) is associated with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), but few studies have explored the association between BP variability and CIMT. We aimed to investigate this association in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil) baseline. METHODS: We analyzed data from 7,215 participants (56.0% women) without overt cardiovascular disease (CVD) or antihypertensive use. We included 10 BP readings in varying positions during a 6-hour visit...
May 5, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
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