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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918836/role-of-microalbuminuria-in-predicting-cardiovascular-mortality-in-individuals-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Tushar A Tuliani, Maithili Shenoy, Kevin Belgrave, Abhishek Deshmukh, Sadip Pant, Anthony Hilliard, Luis Afonso
PURPOSE: Studies suggest that subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is related to cardiovascular mortality (CVM). We explored the role of microalbuminuria (MIA) as a predictor of long-term CVM in population with and without SCH with normal kidney function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey - III database (n = 6,812). Individuals younger than 40 years, thyroid-stimulating hormone levels ≥20 and ≤0.35mIU/L, estimated glomerular filtration rate <60mL/minute/1...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915230/albuminuria-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-non-diabetic-chronic-kidney-disease
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Meng-Jie Huang, Ri-Bao Wei, Jing Zhao, Ting-Yu Su, Qing-Ping Li, Xi Yang, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND Albuminuria has been associated with cardiovascular events, but whether such an association can be explained by endothelial dysfunction is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the relationship between the urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) and biomarkers of endothelial function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIAL AND METHODS The cross-sectional associations of renal dysfunction and UACR with procoagulant and inflammatory factors were evaluated for 151 consecutive CKD (stage 3-5) patients...
September 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912920/microalbuminuria-correlation-with-prevalence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-non-diabetics
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Pravin Kumar Jha, Tony Ete, Amit Malviya, Chandra Kumar Das, Swapan Kumar Saha, Dhanjit Nath, Manish Kapoor, Animesh Mishra
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that microalbuminuria (MAU) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in diabetics, hypertensive patients and in the general population. However, the correlation of MAU with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in non-diabetic patients has not been addressed in detail. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between MAU and severity of angiographically confirmed CAD in non-diabetic patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, which included 90 non-diabetic patients with documented CAD by coronary angiography...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904068/empagliflozin-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-established-cardiovascular-disease-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Christoph Wanner, John M Lachin, Silvio E Inzucchi, David Fitchett, Michaela Mattheus, Jyothis T George, Hans-Juergen Woerle, Uli C Broedl, Maximilian von Eynatten, Bernard Zinman
Background -Empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME(®) trial. Urinary glucose excretion with empagliflozin decreases with declining renal function, resulting in less potency for glucose lowering in patients with kidney disease. We investigated the effects of empagliflozin on clinical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, established cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease...
September 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893899/impact-of-age-and-target-organ-damage-on-prognostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-blood-pressure
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Thomas B Olesen, Jacob V Stidsen, Marie K Blicher, Manan Pareek, Susanne Rasmussen, Julie K K Vishram-Nielsen, Michael H Olsen
Markers of target-organ damage and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (BP) measurement improve cardiovascular risk stratification. The prevalence of target-organ damage and raised BP increases with aging. The study aim was to evaluate the impact of age and target-organ damage on the prognostic value of ambulatory BP. Markers of target-organ damage and ambulatory BP were measured in 1408 healthy people aged 41 or 51 (middle-aged group), and 61 or 71 (older group) years. The primary outcome was cardiovascular events after 16 years of follow-up, with data obtained from national registries...
September 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865675/plasma-galectin-3-levels-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-incident-chronic-kidney-disease
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Casey M Rebholz, Elizabeth Selvin, Menglu Liang, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, David Aguilar, John W McEvoy, Morgan E Grams, Josef Coresh
Galectin-3 has been proposed as a novel biomarker of heart failure and cardiac fibrosis, and may also be associated with fibrosis of other organs such as the kidney. To determine this, we prospectively analyzed data from 9,148 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study participants with measured plasma galectin-3 levels (baseline, visit 4, 1996-98) and without prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) or heart failure. We identified 1,983 incident CKD cases through December 31, 2013 over a median follow-up of 16 years...
August 30, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860731/egfrs-from-asian-modified-ckd-epi-and-chinese-modified-ckd-epi-equations-were-associated-better-with-hypertensive-target-organ-damage-in-the-community-dwelling-elderly-chinese-the-northern-shanghai-study
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Hongwei Ji, Han Zhang, Jing Xiong, Shikai Yu, Chen Chi, Bin Bai, Jue Li, Jacques Blacher, Yi Zhang, Yawei Xu
BACKGROUND: With increasing age, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline is a frequent manifestation and is strongly associated with other preclinical target organ damage (TOD). In literature, many equations exist in assessing patients' eGFR. However, these equations were mainly derived and validated in the population from Western countries, which equation should be used for risk stratification in the Chinese population remains unclear, as well as their comparison. Considering that TOD is a good marker for risk stratification in the elderly, in this analysis, we aimed to investigate whether the recent eGFR equations derived from Asian and Chinese are better associated with preclinical TOD than the other equations in elderly Chinese...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858981/individualizing-treatment-choices-in-the-systolic-blood-pressure-intervention-trial
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João Pedro Ferreira, John Gregson, Kévin Duarte, François Gueyffier, Patrick Rossignol, Faiez Zannad, Stuart Pocock
BACKGROUND: Any treatment decision should be tailored to the individual patients' characteristics. A personalized approach aims to help better selecting the patients who are likely to benefit most from a treatment decision. In the systolic blood pressure intervention trial, intensive treatment reduced the rate of major cardiovascular events, but increased the rate of serious adverse events (SAEs). OBJECTIVES: To assess the trade-off between efficacy and safety to simultaneously quantify an individual patient's absolute benefit and absolute harm, helping clinicians making better therapeutic choices in daily practice...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826901/relation-between-calcified-atherosclerosis-in-the-renal-arteries-and-kidney-function-from-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Devesh Vashishtha, Robyn L McClelland, Joachim H Ix, Dena E Rifkin, Nancy Jenny, Matthew Allison
Renal artery calcium (RAC) has been shown to be associated with higher odds of hypertension (HTN). The purpose of this study was to determine if the presence and extent of RAC is associated with renal function. We analyzed cross-sectional data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). A subsample of 1,226 participants underwent computed tomography of the abdomen and also had venous blood samples measured for kidney function. RAC was the primary predictor variable and the following measures of kidney function were the outcome variables: estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR), and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809621/cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-mortality-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Abdullahi Mudi, Caroline Dickens, Cecil Levy, Daynia Ballot
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) begins early in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and its progression is determined by the presence of single or multiple cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of CVRFs in children with CKD and their association with mortality in children on chronic dialysis. METHODS: This comparative cross-sectional study recruited children aged 5 - 18 years with all stages of CKD...
July 28, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808078/relationship-of-kidney-injury-biomarkers-with-long-term-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-cardiac-surgery
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Chirag R Parikh, Jeremy Puthumana, Michael G Shlipak, Jay L Koyner, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Eric McArthur, Kathleen Kerr, Peter Kavsak, Richard P Whitlock, Amit X Garg, Steven G Coca
Clinical AKI, measured by serum creatinine elevation, is associated with long-term risks of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality in patients after cardiac surgery. To evaluate the relative contributions of urine kidney injury biomarkers and plasma cardiac injury biomarkers in adverse events, we conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study of 968 adults undergoing cardiac surgery. On postoperative days 1-3, we measured five urine biomarkers of kidney injury (IL-18, NGAL, KIM-1, L-FABP, and albumin) and five plasma biomarkers of cardiac injury (NT-proBNP, H-FABP, hs-cTnT, cTnI, and CK-MB)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807030/combined-effect-of-metformin-with-ascorbic-acid-versus-acetyl-salicylic-acid-on-diabetes-related-cardiovascular-complication-a-12-month-single-blind-multicenter-randomized-control-trial
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Syed Wasif Gillani, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Mohi Iqbal Mohammad Abdul, Mirza R Baig
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the efficacy of ascorbic acid and acetylsalicylic acid among type II diabetes mellitus patients using metformin (only) for diabetes management therapy. METHOD: A 12-month single blinded multicenter randomized control trial was designed to investigate the measured variables [Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c), Renal function, Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) etc.]. The trial was randomized into 2 experimental parallel arms (ascorbic acid vs acetylsalicylic acid) were blinded with study supplements in combination with metformin and findings were compared to control arm with metformin alone and blinded with placebo...
August 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801121/impact-of-hyperuricemia-on-long-term-outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-analysis-of-the-favorit-study
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Roberto S Kalil, Myra A Carpenter, Anastasia Ivanova, Lisa Gravens-Mueller, Alin A John, Matthew R Weir, Todd Pesavento, Andrew G Bostom, Marc A Pfeffer, Lawrence G Hunsicker
BACKGROUND: Elevated uric acid concentration is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in the general population. It is not known whether hyperuricemia increases the risk for CV death or transplant failure in kidney transplant recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Post hoc cohort analysis of the FAVORIT Study, a randomized controlled trial that examined the effect of homocysteine-lowering vitamins on CV disease in kidney transplantation...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800356/factors-associated-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-chinese-case-control-study
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Junliang Yuan, Jinsheng Dai, William A Li, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common and most successfully treated vestibular disorders. However, there is a lack of predictive factors for BPPV in clinical practice. We aimed to explore several possible predictive factors for BPPV in the Chinese population. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 240 patients with BPPV from Beijing Chaoyang Hospital between July 2013 and July 2016. Biochemical and hematological markers were obtained along with the history of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases...
August 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798221/egfr-and-albuminuria-in-relation-to-risk-of-incident-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-of-the-jackson-heart-study-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-and-the-cardiovascular-health-study
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Nisha Bansal, Leila R Zelnick, Alvaro Alonso, Emelia J Benjamin, Ian H de Boer, Rajat Deo, Ronit Katz, Bryan Kestenbaum, Jehu Mathew, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Mark J Sarnak, Michael G Shlipak, Nona Sotoodehnia, Bessie Young, Susan R Heckbert
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The incidence of atrial fibrillation is high in ESRD, but limited data are available on the incidence of atrial fibrillation across a broad range of kidney function. Thus, we examined the association of eGFR and urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio with risk of incident atrial fibrillation. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We meta-analyzed three prospective cohorts: the Jackson Heart Study, the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and the Cardiovascular Health Study...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770952/an-effective-indicator-in-predicting-cardiovascular-events-urine-albumin-to-creatinine-ratio
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H Zhao, Y-F Jiang, X-C Zhou, L Yao, J Chen, D Wang, D-Y Fu
OBJECTIVE: To study elderly hypertensive patients with trace albuminuria (urine albumin to creatinine ratio (UACR)) and the relationship between the occurrence of new cardiovascular events, to provide a basis for early prevention in elderly patients with high blood pressure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 3564 elderly patients with high blood pressure were enrolled in the study. Based on UACR, patients were divided into four groups (group A: 0.05-3.20 mg/g; group B:3...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752274/renal-artery-stenosis-new-findings-from-the-coral-trial
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REVIEW
Rajesh Gupta, Salem Assiri, Christopher J Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to summarize recent advances in the field and highlight important new insights from the Cardiovascular Outcomes in Renal Atherosclerotic Lesions (CORAL) trial regarding the optimal management of patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). RECENT FINDINGS: The CORAL trial demonstrated that subjects with RAS had similar outcomes whether randomized to optimal medical therapy alone or optimal medical therapy plus renal artery stenting...
September 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750875/chronic-kidney-disease-in-hypertensive-subjects-%C3%A2-60-years-treated-in-primary-care
#18
Betlem Salvador-González, Jordi Mestre-Ferrer, Maria Soler-Vila, Luisa Pascual-Benito, Eva Alonso-Bes, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas
BACKGROUND: Hypertension (HT) is the second leading cause of kidney failure. In hypertensive patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), blood pressure (BP) control is the most important intervention to minimise progression. For CKD diagnosis, standardised creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) testing by CKD-EPI is recommended. OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and factors associated with a moderate decrease in eGFR (by CKD-EPI) and BP control in subjects with HT...
July 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743190/effect-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treatment-on-renal-function-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Kelly A Loffler, Emma Heeley, Ruth Freed, Craig S Anderson, Ben Brockway, Alastair Corbett, Catharina L Chang, James A Douglas, Katherine Ferrier, Neil Graham, Garun S Hamilton, Michael Hlavac, Nigel McArdle, John McLachlan, Sutapa Mukherjee, Matthew T Naughton, Francis Thien, Alan Young, Ronald R Grunstein, Lyle J Palmer, Richard J Woodman, Patrick J Hanly, R Doug McEvoy
RATIONALE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with impaired renal function, but uncertainty exists over whether OSA treatment can influence renal outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on renal function in subjects with co-existing OSA and cardiovascular disease. METHODS: This was a substudy of the international Sleep Apnea and cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) trial that randomized 2717 patients with moderate-severe OSA and established coronary or cerebrovascular disease to receive CPAP plus usual care, or usual care alone...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736565/urinary-osteopontin-predicts-incident-chronic-kidney-disease-while-plasma-osteopontin-predicts-cardiovascular-death-in-elderly-men
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Tobias Feldreich, Axel C Carlsson, Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist, Ulf Risérus, Anders Larsson, Lars Lind, Johan Ärnlöv
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The matricellular protein osteopontin is involved in the pathogenesis of both kidney and cardiovascular disease. However, whether circulating and urinary osteopontin levels are associated with the risk of these diseases is less studied. DESIGN SETTING PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: A community-based cohort of elderly men (Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men [ULSAM]; n = 741; mean age: 77 years) was used to study the associations between plasma and urinary osteopontin, incident chronic kidney disease, and the risk of cardiovascular death during a median of 8 years of follow-up...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
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