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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239982/phytochemicals-in-quinoa-and-amaranth-grains-and-their-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-potential-health-beneficial-effects-a-review
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Yao Tang, Rong Tsao
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) and amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus L.) are pseudocereal grains rich in both macronutrients and micronutrients including vitamins and minerals. The proteins are particularly of high nutritional quality due to the outstanding balance of essential amino acids. However, recent research strongly suggests that the essential nutrients such as phytochemicals of quinoa and amaranth may also with potential health beneficial effects. This review focuses on the phytochemical composition of quinoa and amaranth seeds, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of hydrophilic (e...
February 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239979/beyond-sodium-phosphate-and-potassium-potential-dietary-interventions-in-kidney-disease
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EDITORIAL
Jaimon T Kelly, Megan Rossi, David W Johnson, Katrina L Campbell
People with kidney disease are advised to restrict individual nutrients, such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate, in line with current best practice guidelines. However, there is limited evidence to support the efficacy of single nutrient strategies, and compliance remains a challenge for clinicians to overcome. Many factors contribute to poor compliance with dietary prescriptions, including conflicting priorities for single nutrient restriction, the arduous self-monitoring required, and the health-related knock-on effects resulting from targeting these nutrients in isolation...
February 26, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239949/temporal-trends-in-peripheral-arterial-interventions-observations-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2-pvi
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Michael P Thomas, Yeo Jung Park, Scott Grey, Theodore L Schreiber, Hitinder S Gurm, Dale Leffler, Thomas P Davis, Peter Henke, Paul Michael Grossman
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to examine trends in procedural indication, arterial beds treated, and device usage in peripheral arterial interventions (PVIs). BACKGROUND: There is little data on indication, vascular beds treated and devices utilized for peripheral arterial interventions. METHODS: We used data from 43 hospitals participating in the BMC2 VIC registry. PVIs were separated by year and divided by arterial segment. Lower extremity PVIs were subclassified as having been performed for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
February 27, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239800/intermediate-cd14-cd16-monocyte-predicts-severe-coronary-stenosis-and-extensive-plaque-involvement-in-asymptomatic-individuals
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Shyh-Chyi Lo, Wen-Jeng Lee, Ching-Yi Chen, Bai-Chin Lee
Circulating leukocyte subtypes and monocyte subsets are independent predictors of cardiovascular events. We hypothesized that an increased leukocyte subtype would predict severe coronary stenosis and extensive plaque involvement. We retrospectively analyzed clinical, laboratory, and coronary CT data in a total of 588 asymptomatic adults (69% men; mean age, 57 ± 9 years) undergoing a general health check-up. Intermediate CD14(++)CD16(+) monocyte count had the strongest association with mixed and calcified plaque scores, whereas the numbers of neutrophils and classical CD14(++)CD16(-) monocytes were significantly associated with non-calcified plaque score...
February 26, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239794/cystatin-c-as-a-marker-of-progressing-cardiovascular-events-during-coronary-heart-disease
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M M Gevorgyan, N P Voronina, N V Goncharova, T V Kozaruk, G S Russkikh, L A Bogdanova, T A Korolenko
The role of cystatin C, an inhibitor of cysteine proteases, as an alternative and potent predictor of acute cardiovascular events in coronary heart disease (CHD) patients was examined and compared to that of other markers of cardiorenal abnormalities. The patients with CHD demonstrated elevated serum cystatin C, especially in cases with serious risk of cardiovascular complications. In comparison with other indicators of cardiorenal dysfunction, cystatin C can be viewed as an alternative predictor of cardiovascular complications, although its sensitivity is inferior to that of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and natriuretic peptide...
February 27, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239765/abstracts-from-the-15th-national-congress-of-the-italian-society-of-cardiovascular-prevention-siprec-naples-9-11-march-2017
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February 27, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239649/switching-harmful-visceral-fat-to-beneficial-energy-combustion-improves-metabolic-dysfunctions
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Xiaoyan Yang, Wenhai Sui, Meng Zhang, Mei Dong, Sharon Lim, Takahiro Seki, Ziheng Guo, Carina Fischer, Huixia Lu, Cheng Zhang, Jianmin Yang, Meng Zhang, Yangang Wang, Caixia Cao, Yanyan Gao, Xingguo Zhao, Meili Sun, Yuping Sun, Rujie Zhuang, Nilesh J Samani, Yun Zhang, Yihai Cao
Visceral fat is considered the genuine and harmful white adipose tissue (WAT) that is associated to development of metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Here, we present a new concept to turn the harmful visceral fat into a beneficial energy consumption depot, which is beneficial for improvement of metabolic dysfunctions in obese mice. We show that low temperature-dependent browning of visceral fat caused decreased adipose weight, total body weight, and body mass index, despite increased food intake...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239641/macrovascular-and-microvascular-cerebral-blood-flow-in-adults-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Lindsay R Clark, Sara E Berman, Leonardo A Rivera-Rivera, Siobhan M Hoscheidt, Burcu F Darst, Corinne D Engelman, Howard A Rowley, Cynthia M Carlsson, Sanjay Asthana, Patrick Turski, Oliver Wieben, Sterling C Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Capillary hypoperfusion is reported in asymptomatic adults at-risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the extent that can be explained by reduced flow in intracranial arteries is unknown. METHODS: One hundred fifty-five asymptomatic adults enriched for AD risk (mean age 61 years) completed arterial spin labeling (pcASL) and 4D-flow MRI sequences. Voxel-wise regression models investigated the relationship between mean flow in bilateral cerebral arteries and capillary perfusion, and tested potential moderators of this relationship...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239528/prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-people-with-epilepsy
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Rosa Maria Vivanco-Hidalgo, Alejandra Gomez, Antia Moreira, Laura Díez, Roberto Elosua, Jaume Roquer
OBJECTIVES: Epilepsy has been associated with cardiovascular comorbidity. This study aimed to assess the potential association between cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs), antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), and etiology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective epilepsy cohort from the decade of 2004-2013 was assessed. Poisson regression models with robust variance were estimated to obtain CRF prevalence ratios (PR) according to AED prescription and etiology...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239527/uric-acid-is-associated-with-vascular-dementia-in-chinese-population
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Yuzhen Xu, Qian Wang, Ruiting Cui, Kaili Lu, Yunlin Liu, Yuwu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Mounting evidence suggests that oxidative stress is involved in the pathogenesis of vascular dementia (VD). Uric acid (UA) has long been implicated as a critical cause of cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, UA was also expected to play an important role in antioxidant and neuroprotection recently. We hypothesized that UA may have a protective role against VD. The aim of this study was to investigate the link between serum UA and cognitive dysfunction in VD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were altogether 127 VD subjects and 81 nondemented controls enrolled in our study...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239423/erratum-to-diagnostic-performance-analysis-for-diabetic-cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-based-on-short-term-heart-rate-variability-using-bayesian-methods-preliminary-analysis
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Jun Chen, Shuang-Bin Yang, Juanmei Liu, Zi-Hui Tang
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s13098-015-0070-z.].
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239383/effects-of-cigarette-smoking-on-transplant-survival-extending-or-shortening-it
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Feifei Qiu, Ping Fan, Golay D Nie, Huazhen Liu, Chun-Ling Liang, Wanlin Yu, Zhenhua Dai
Cigarette smoking (CS) regulates both innate and adaptive immunity and causes numerous diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancers, and transplant rejection. Therefore, smoking poses a serious challenge to the healthcare system worldwide. Epidemiological studies have always shown that CS is one of the major risk factors for transplant rejection, even though smoking plays redundant roles in regulating immune responses. The complex roles for smoking in immunoregulation are likely due to molecular and functional diversities of cigarette smoke components, including carbon monoxide (CO) and nicotine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239335/central-and-peripheral-effects-of-urotensin-ii-and-urotensin-ii-related-peptides-on-cardiac-baroreflex-sensitivity-in-trout
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Frédéric Lancien, Gilmer Vanegas, Jérôme Leprince, Hubert Vaudry, Jean-Claude Le Mével
The baroreflex response is an essential component of the cardiovascular regulation that buffers abrupt changes in blood pressure to maintain homeostasis. Urotensin II (UII) and its receptor UT are present in the brain and in peripheral cardiovascular tissues of fish and mammals. Intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of UII in these vertebrates provokes hypertension and tachycardia, suggesting that the cardio-inhibitory baroreflex response is impaired. Since nothing is known about the effect of UII on the cardiac baroreflex sensitivity (BRS), we decided to clarify the changes in spontaneous BRS using a cross spectral analysis technique of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and R-R interval variabilities after ICV and intra-arterial (IA) injections of trout UII in the unanesthetized trout...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239201/immersogeometric-cardiovascular-fluid-structure-interaction-analysis-with-divergence-conforming-b-splines
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David Kamensky, Ming-Chen Hsu, Yue Yu, John A Evans, Michael S Sacks, Thomas J R Hughes
This paper uses a divergence-conforming B-spline fluid discretization to address the long-standing issue of poor mass conservation in immersed methods for computational fluid-structure interaction (FSI) that represent the influence of the structure as a forcing term in the fluid subproblem. We focus, in particular, on the immersogeometric method developed in our earlier work, analyze its convergence for linear model problems, then apply it to FSI analysis of heart valves, using divergence-conforming B-splines to discretize the fluid subproblem...
February 1, 2017: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239169/cardiovascular-disease-in-haemodialysis-role-of-the-intravascular-innate-immune-system
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REVIEW
Kristina N Ekdahl, Inga Soveri, Jöns Hilborn, Bengt Fellström, Bo Nilsson
Haemodialysis is a life-saving renal replacement modality for end-stage renal disease, but this therapy also represents a major challenge to the intravascular innate immune system, which is comprised of the complement, contact and coagulation systems. Chronic inflammation is strongly associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients on haemodialysis. Biomaterial-induced contact activation of proteins within the plasma cascade systems occurs during haemodialysis and initially leads to local generation of inflammatory mediators on the biomaterial surface...
February 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239070/lipid-lowering-therapy-to-modify-plaque-microstructures
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Yu Kataoka, Jordan Andrews, Rishi Puri, Peter Psaltis, Stephen J Nicholls
Due to the pandemics of obesity and diabetes mellitus, especially in the Western countries, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) has become a major health burden and is expected to increase in the future. Modifying lipid targets, especially low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level, has become the first-line therapy for primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD. Intravascular imaging modalities have contributed to elucidating clinical efficacy of lipid lowering therapy on atherosclerotic plaques...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239063/fatty-acid-and-lipid-class-composition-of-the-microalga-phaeodactylum-tricornutum
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Yu-Hong Yang, Lei Du, Masashi Hosokawa, Kazuo Miyashita, Yume Kokubun, Hisayoshi Arai, Hiroyuki Taroda
n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential for the prevention and/or risk reduction of some diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Therefore, PUFAs-rich marine microalgae have received considerable research attention. The diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, a rich source of lipids and fucoxanthin, has commercial applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries. In this study, the lipid class composition and fatty acid distribution in P. tricornutum under high-density and scale-up cultivation were investigated by thin-layer chromatography and gas chromatography...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239015/financial-strain-is-associated-with-medication-nonadherence-and-worse-self-rated-health-among-cardiovascular-patients
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Chandra Y Osborn, Sunil Kripalani, Kathryn M Goggins, Kenneth A Wallston
Non-traditional indicators of socioeconomic status (SES; e.g., home ownership) may be just as or even more predictive of health outcomes as traditional indicators of SES (e.g., income). This study tested whether financial strain (i.e., difficulty paying monthly bills) predicted medication non-adherence and worse self-rated health. Research assistants administered surveys to 1,527 patients with acute coronary syndromes or acute decom-pensated heart failure. In adjusted models, having a higher income was associated with being more adherent (p < ...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239003/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-use-of-health-care-services-in-low-income-minority-preschool-children
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Michele Montgomery, Paige Johnson, Patrick Ewell
BACKGROUND: The association between weight, blood pressure, and use of health care services is not well understood in low-income, preschool children. METHODS: This study was a secondary data analysis of previously collected data. Body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure were collected during health screenings, and information regarding use of health care services was collected by parent report. RESULTS: Of the 660 children screened, 22.1% of the sample was classified as obese and 15...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238816/resilience-work-engagement-and-stress-reactivity-in-a-middle-aged-manual-worker-population
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Julie K Black, George M Balanos, Anna C Whittaker Previously Phillips
Work stress is a growing problem in Europe. Together, the negative physiological effect of stress on health, and increasing age increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in those aged over 50years. Therefore, identifying older workers who may be at risk of work-related stress, and its physiological effects, is key to promoting their health and wellbeing in the workforce. The present study examined the relationship between perceived psychological resilience and work-related factors (work engagement and presenteeism) and the physiological response to acute psychological stress in older manual workers in the UK...
February 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
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