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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473041/the-role-of-statins-in-disease-modification-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Elena Nikiphorou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, George D Kitas
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder associated with excess cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. A complex interplay between traditional risk factors (dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, arterial hypertension, obesity, smoking) and chronic inflammation is implicated in the development of premature atherosclerosis and consequently in the higher incidence of cardiovascular events observed in RA patients. Despite the acknowledgment of elevated cardiovascular risk among RA individuals, its management remains suboptimal...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457550/mir-505-3p-controls-chemokine-receptor-up-regulation-in-macrophages-role-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Rafael Escate, Pedro Mata, Jose Maria Cepeda, Teresa Padró, Lina Badimon
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) conveys a high risk of premature atherosclerosis as a result of lifelong exposure to high LDL cholesterol levels that are not fully reduced by standard-of-care lipid-lowering treatment. Inflammatory mediators have played a role in the progression of atherosclerotic lesions. Here, we investigated whether innate immunity cells in patients with FH have a specific proinflammatory phenotype that is distinct from that of cells in normal participants. To this end, miR-505-3p-a microRNA related to chronic inflammation-and its target genes were investigated in monocyte-derived macrophages (MACs) of patients with FH (FH-MACs) and non-FH controls (co-MACs)...
February 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450819/familial-hypercholesterolemia-cascade-screening-in-children-and-relatives-of-the-affected
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Nitika Setia, Renu Saxena, J P S Sawhney, Ishwar C Verma
OBJECTIVE: Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by very high low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol since birth, resulting in premature atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (CAD). Cascade screening of children and family members of proven FH individuals can identify more subjects who have high LDL cholesterol or the family mutation and appropriate intervention can reduce their risk of atherosclerosis and prevent its complications...
February 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425894/diabetic-macroangiopathy-pathogenetic-insights-and-novel-therapeutic-approaches-with-focus-on-high-glucose-mediated-vascular-damage
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REVIEW
Rosalinda Madonna, Damiana Pieragostino, Carmela Rita Balistreri, Claudia Rossi, Yong-Jian Geng, Piero Del Boccio, Raffaele De Caterina
Diabetic macroangiopathy - a specific form of accelerated atherosclerosis - is characterized by intra-plaque new vessel formation due to excessive/abnormal neovasculogenesis and angiogenesis, increased vascular permeability of the capillary vessels, and tissue edema, resulting in frequent atherosclerotic plaque hemorrhage and plaque rupture. Mechanisms that may explain the premature and rapidly progressive nature of atherosclerosis in diabetes are multiple, and to a large extent still unclear. However, mechanisms related to hyperglycemia certainly play an important role...
February 6, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415907/guidance-for-pediatric-familial-hypercholesterolemia-2017
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Mariko Harada-Shiba, Takao Ohta, Akira Ohtake, Masatsune Ogura, Kazushige Dobashi, Atsushi Nohara, Shizuya Yamashita, Koutaro Yokote
This paper describes consensus statement by Joint Working Group by Japan Pediatric Society and Japan Atherosclerosis Society for Making Guidance of Pediatric Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in order to improve prognosis of FH.FH is a common genetic disease caused by mutations in genes related to low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor pathway. Because patients with FH have high LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) levels from the birth, atherosclerosis begins and develops during childhood which determines the prognosis...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399758/prevalence-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-outpatient-practice-in-poland
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Krzysztof Chlebus, Barbara Cybulska, Marcin Gruchała, Anna Smaga, Katarzyna Wróbel, Bogdan Wojtyniak, Marcin Pajkowski, Piotr Jankowski, Tomasz Zdrojewski
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is the most common genetic disease leading to premature atherosclerosis. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of FH in outpatient practice in Poland. METHODS: The study included a representative sample of 147 primary care physicians, cardiologists, and diabetologists caring for 2812 adult patients with hypercholesterolaemia and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level >1...
February 5, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398050/lipid-profiles-inflammatory-markers-and-insulin-therapy-in-youth-with-type-2-diabetes
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Lorraine E Levitt Katz, Fida Bacha, Samuel S Gidding, Ruth S Weinstock, Laure El Ghormli, Ingrid Libman, Kristen J Nadeau, Kristin Porter, Santica Marcovina
OBJECTIVES: Data regarding atherogenic dyslipidemia and the inflammation profile in youth with type 2 diabetes is limited and the effect of insulin therapy on these variables has not previously been studied in youth. We determined the impact of insulin therapy on lipid and inflammatory markers in youth with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: In the Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) multicenter trial, 285 participants failed to sustain glycemic control on randomized treatment (primary outcome, glycated hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] at ≥8% for 6 months); 363 maintained glycemic control (never reached primary outcome)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377371/progeria-case-report-and-new-drugs-perspectives
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Aline Guimarães Grana, Aline do Amaral Silva, Francisco Ronaldo Moura Filho, Raquel Rodrigues Ferreira Rocha de Alencar, Patrícia Chicre Bandeira de Melo
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is one of the rarest human diseases, an autosomal dominant premature aging disorder 1 . Its incidence is 1-4 per 8 million newborns 2 . There are aging-associated symptoms, including lack of subcutaneous fat, hair loss, joint contractures, progressive cardiovascular disease resembling atherosclerosis, and death due to heart attacks and strokes in childhood. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 29, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366077/neuronal-guidance-cues-and-their-role-in-premature-atherosclerosis
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Caroline Bruikman, Dianne Vreeken, J C van Capelleveen, S J Pinto-Sietsma, G M Dallinga-Thie, J M van Gils, G Kees Hovingh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360955/vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-death-autophagy-and-senescence-in-atherosclerosis
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Mandy O J Grootaert, Manon Moulis, Lynn Roth, Wim Martinet, Cécile Vindis, Martin R Bennett, Guido R Y De Meyer
In the present review, we describe the causes and consequences of loss of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) or their function in advanced atherosclerotic plaques, and discuss possible mechanisms such as cell death or senescence, and induction of autophagy to promote cell survival. We also highlight the potential use of pharmacological modulators of these processes to limit plaque progression and/or improve plaque stability. VSMCs play a pivotal role in atherogenesis. Loss of VSMCs via initiation of cell death leads to fibrous cap thinning and promotes necrotic core formation and calcification...
January 18, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353099/cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-rheumatic-diseases-an-integrated-view-for-the-treating-physicians
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REVIEW
Kwang Seob Lee, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Il Shin
Systemic autoimmune diseases can affect various kinds of organs including the kidney, the skin, soft tissue and the bone. Among others, cardiovascular involvement in rheumatic diseases has been shown to affect myocardium, pericardium, cardiac vessels, conduction system and valves, eventually leading to mortality. In general, underlying chronic inflammation lead to premature atherosclerosis, but also other manifestations such as arrhythmia and heart failure may have a 'silent' progress. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors play a secondary role, while disease-specific factors (i...
January 15, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332587/lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-could-dyslipidemia-drive-the-diagnosis
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Ornella Guardamagna, Federica Guaraldi
LAL-deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare and systemic condition, secondary to LIPA gene mutations, responsible for lysosomal accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides, whose manifestations are very heterogeneous in terms of age of onset, severity and type of clinical and radiological manifestations. Dyslipidemia, hepatomegaly and hepatosteatosis with increased levels of transaminases are the most common features. The increased risk of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders,, secondary to a generalized alteration of lipid profile and lipoprotein dysfunction associated with LAL-D, has been increasingly pointed out...
January 11, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323716/oxidative-burden-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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REVIEW
Hamid Mollazadeh, Federico Carbone, Fabrizio Montecucco, Matteo Pirro, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high serum levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c). FH is characterized by accelerated development of atherosclerosis and represents the most frequent hereditary cause of premature coronary heart disease. Mutations of the LDL receptor gene are the genetic signature of FH, resulting in abnormal levels of circulating LDLs. Moreover, FH promotes the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which is another key mechanism involved in atherosclerosis development and progression...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320547/dyslipidemia-chronic-inflammation-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-children-and-adolescents-infected-with-hiv-the-posithive-health-study
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Luiz Rodrigo Augustemak de Lima, Edio Luiz Petroski, Yara Maria Franco Moreno, Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Erasmo Benício de Moraes Santos Trindade, Aroldo Prohmann de Carvalho, Isabela de Carlos Back
HIV-infected children and adolescents may be at risk for cardiovascular disease due to chronic inflammation and exacerbation of risk factors. The aim of this study was as follows: 1) compare cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and carotid intima-media thickness (IMTc) between the HIV and control groups; 2) determine the association of HIV and antiretroviral (ART) regimens with cardiovascular risk factors, chronic inflammation, and IMTc; and 3) identify variables associated with elevated IMTc...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310742/utility-of-arterial-stiffness-assessment-in-children
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Chaitanya Panchangam, Eric Dean Merrill, Geetha Raghuveer
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and the atherosclerotic process begins in childhood. Prevention or containment of risk factors that accelerate atherosclerosis can delay the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Although current recommendations are to periodically screen for commonly prevailing risk factors for atherosclerosis in children, a single test that could quantify the cumulative effect of all risk factors on the vasculature, thus assessing arterial health, would be helpful in further stratifying risk...
March 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289557/salidroside-attenuates-endothelial-cellular-senescence-via-decreasing-the-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-increasing-the-expression-of-sirt3
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Sha-Sha Xing, Jian Li, Lin Chen, Ya-Fei Yang, Ping-Lin He, Jun Li, Jin Yang
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial cellular senescence is an important contributor to the endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. Our previous studies suggested that salidroside (SAL) can alleviate atherosclerosis and protect endothelial cells against oxidative stress induced damage. However, the effect and mechanism of SAL on endothelial cellular senescence is still unclear. Here, we investigated the underlying mechanisms of SAL on preventing endothelial cellular premature senescence. METHODS AND RESULTS: We established a hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy)mouse model via high methionine diet (HMD) to explore the protective effect of SAL...
December 28, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245109/autosomal-recessive-hypercholesterolemia-in-spain
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Rosa María Sánchez-Hernández, Pablo Prieto-Matos, Fernando Civeira, Eduardo Esteve Lafuente, Manuel Frías Vargas, José T Real, Fernando Goñi Goicoechea, Francisco J Fuentes, Miguel Pocovi, Mauro Boronat, Ana María Wägner, Luis Masana
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH) is a very rare disease, caused by mutations in LDL protein receptor adaptor 1 (LDLRAP1). It is characterized by high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and increased risk of premature cardiovascular disease. We aimed to characterize ARH in Spain. METHODS: Data were collected from the Dyslipidemia Registry of the Spanish Atherosclerosis Society. A literature search was performed up to June 2017, and all diagnostic genetic studies for familial hypercholesterolemia of Spain were reviewed...
December 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232287/the-effects-of-known-cardioprotective-drugs-on-proinflammatory-cytokine-secretion-from-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cells
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Michael J Haas, Marilu Jurado-Flores, Ramadan Hammoud, Victoria Feng, Krista Gonzales, Luisa Onstead-Haas, Arshag D Mooradian
BACKGROUND: Endothelial cell dysfunction in diabetes is involved in the pathogenesis and progression of premature atherosclerosis. High-dextrose has been shown to induce both oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress in cultured human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC). STUDY QUESTION: To determine whether or not several classes of cardioprotective drugs inhibit proinflammatory cytokine expression by HCAEC. MEASURES AND OUTCOMES: To determine the effects of high dextrose on expression of proinflammatory cytokines by HCAEC, cells were treated with either 5...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204234/carotid-doppler-ultrasonography-as-a-screening-tool-of-early-atherosclerotic-changes-in-children-and-young-adults-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major
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Seif El-Din Abaza, Amina Abdel-Salam, Ahmed A Baz, Amira A Mohamed
Purpose: β-thalassemia major (β-TM) patients had an increased incidence of cardiovascular complications secondary to iron overload. They showed early carotid atherosclerosis as showed by increased carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) that may occur early even when significant iron overload is absent. We aimed to test the diagnostic performance of CIMT measurement by Doppler ultrasonography as a structural indicator for premature atherosclerosis in β-TM patients. Methods: Case-control study included 42 β-TM patients (24 males and 18 females) aged from 3 to 30 years and 36 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150290/premature-atherosclerosis-in-premenopausal-women-does-cytokine-balance-play-a-role
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Jo-Ann Eastwood, Doris A Taylor, B Delia Johnson, Micheline Resende, Barry L Sharaf, Bina Ahmed, Margo Minissian, Chrisandra Shufelt, Noel Bairey Merz
Contributory risk factors to premature coronary artery disease (CAD) in premenopausal women are poorly understood and data on this subset of women is lacking. There is growing evidence that the process of inflammation is a part of the atherosclerotic process. Mechanistic insights from animal work suggest that the profile of circulating cytokines reflects both endothelial integrity and the presence of immune and progenitor cells. Significant differences in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine concentrations between patients with and without CAD exist...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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