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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914500/effect-of-l-arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-and-symmetric-dimethylarginine-on-ischemic-heart-disease-risk-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#1
Shiu Lun Au Yeung, Shi Lin Lin, Hung San Hugh Simon Lam, Catherine Mary Schooling
BACKGROUND: l-arginine is a commonly consumed dietary conditional essential amino acid found in food items and supplements, which is closely related to asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA). l-arginine is thought to increase nitric oxide and be cardioprotective, whereas ADMA and SDMA may inhibit nitric oxide synthesis and increase cardiovascular disease risk. Unexpectedly, l-arginine increased mortality in a small trial. To clarify the effects of these potential targets of intervention, we assessed the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) by genetically determined l-arginine, ADMA, and SDMA...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912129/incidence-of-complications-in-young-onset-diabetes-comparing-type-2-with-type-1-the-young-diab-study
#2
Anandakumar Amutha, Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Ulagamathesan Venkatesan, Harish Ranjani, Ranjit Unnikrishnan, K M Venkat Narayan, Viswanathan Mohan, Mohammed K Ali
BACKGROUND: There is little data on the incidence of diabetes complications in young onset type 1 diabetes (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in non European populations. METHODS: From a tertiary diabetes centre, Chennai, India, we recruited 108 T1DM (defined by abrupt onset of symptoms or diabetic ketoacidosis, absent insulin reserve requiring insulin treatment) and 90 T2DM participants (defined by absence of ketosis, good beta-cell reserve, and good response to oral agents) who were diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 25years, and without any evidence of diabetes complications at diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911047/modified-mrna-as-a-therapeutic-tool-to-induce-cardiac-regeneration-in-ischemic-heart-disease
#3
REVIEW
Yoav Hadas, Michael G Katz, Charles R Bridges, Lior Zangi
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Current pharmacological and interventional therapies provide significant improvement in the life quality of patient; however, they are mostly symptom-oriented and not curative. A high disease and economic burden of IHD requires the search for new therapeutic strategies to significantly improve patients' prognosis and quality of life. One of the main challenges during IHD is the massive loss of cardiomyocytes that possess minimal regenerative capacity...
December 2, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903956/global-burden-of-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-due-to-smokeless-tobacco-use-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Dhirendra N Sinha, Rizwan A Suliankatchi, Prakash C Gupta, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, Naveen Agarwal, Mark Parascandola, Ravi Mehrotra
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and meta-analyse the studies investigating the association between smokeless tobacco (SLT) use and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality outcomes among adult users of SLT and estimate the number of attributable deaths worldwide. METHODS: Random-effects meta-analysis was used to estimate the pooled risk of death due to SLT use. Population attributable fractions were derived and used to calculate the number of attributable deaths...
November 30, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903562/validity-of-self-reported-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-in-regions-with-sami-and-norwegian-populations-the-saminor-1-survey-and-the-cvdnor-project
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Bent-Martin Eliassen, Marita Melhus, Grethe S Tell, Kristin Benjaminsen Borch, Tonje Braaten, Ann Ragnhild Broderstad, Sidsel Graff-Iversen
OBJECTIVE: Updated knowledge on the validity of self-reported myocardial infarction (SMI) and self-reported stroke (SRS) is needed in Norway. Our objective was to compare questionnaire data and hospital discharge data from regions with Sami and Norwegian populations to assess the validity of these outcomes by ethnicity, sex, age and education. DESIGN: Validation study using cross-sectional questionnaire data and hospital discharge data from all Norwegian somatic hospitals...
November 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903363/-acute-effect-of-daily-mean-temperature-on-ischemic-heart-disease-mortality-a-multivariable-meta-analysis-from-12-counties-across-hubei-province-china
#6
Y Q Zhang, C H Yu, J Z Bao
Objective: To evaluate the acute effects of daily mean temperature on ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in 12 counties across Hubei Province, China. Methods: We obtained the daily IHD mortality data and meteorological data of the 12 counties for 2009-2012. The distributed lag nonlinear model (DLNM) was used to estimate the community-specific association between mean temperature and IHD mortality. A multivariate meta-analysis was then applied to pool the community-specific relationship between temperature and IHD mortality, and the effects of cold and heat on mortality risk...
November 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901035/homocysteine-reducing-b-vitamins-and-ischemic-heart-disease-a-separate-sample-mendelian-randomization-analysis
#7
J V Zhao, C M Schooling
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Observationally, homocysteine is positively associated with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and unhealthy lipids; folate and vitamin B12, which reduce homocysteine, are associated with lower IHD risk and healthy lipids. Randomized controlled trials have shown no benefits of folate and vitamin B12 for IHD. To clarify the role of these potential targets of intervention in IHD we assessed how genetically determined homocysteine, folate and vitamin-B12-affected IHD and lipids...
November 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885048/trends-in-educational-inequalities-in-premature-mortality-in-belgium-between-the-1990s-and-the-2000s-the-contribution-of-specific-causes-of-deaths
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Françoise Renard, Sylvie Gadeyne, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere
BACKGROUND: Reducing socioeconomic inequalities in mortality, a key public health objective may be supported by a careful monitoring and assessment of the contributions of specific causes of death to the global inequality. METHODS: The 1991 and 2001 Belgian censuses were linked with cause-of-death data, each yielding a study population of over 5 million individuals aged 25-64, followed up for 5 years. Age-standardised mortality rates (ASMR) were computed by educational level (EL) and cause...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881585/partial-interhemispheric-disconnection-syndrome-p-ihds-secondary-to-marchiafava-bignami-disease-type-b-mbd-b
#9
Carlo Canepa, Lorena Arias
A 53-year-old man with a 35-year history of excessive alcohol intake presents to our neurology department with 4-year history of progressive neurocognitive deterioration and disconnection syndrome. MRI head demonstrates extensive demyelination of the corpus callosum (and of extracallosal sites as well), leading to a diagnosis of Marchiafava-Bignami disease. He was given treatment with vitamin B complex (including folate) and was assessed and managed by psychology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy with initial signs of improvement...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867205/interactive-effects-of-obesity-and-physical-fitness-on-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease
#10
C Crump, J Sundquist, M A Winkleby, K Sundquist
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity and low physical fitness are known risk factors for ischemic heart disease (IHD), but their interactive effects are unclear. Elucidation of interactions between these common, modifiable risk factors may help inform more effective preventive strategies. We examined interactive effects of obesity, aerobic fitness, and muscular strength in late adolescence on risk of IHD in adulthood in a large national cohort. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We conducted a national cohort study of all 1 547 407 military conscripts in Sweden during 1969-1997 (97-98% of all 18-year-old males each year)...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862195/vaccinia-virus-western-reserve-induces-rapid-surface-expression-of-a-host-molecule-detected-by-the-antibody-4c7-that-is-distinct-from-clec2d
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Kinola J N Williams, Heather E Eaton, Lena Jones, Supraja Rengan, Deborah N Burshtyn
In this study, the effect of active infection with vaccinia virus Western Reserve (VACV WR) on expression of C-type lectin domain family 2 (CLEC2D), a ligand of the human NK cell inhibitory receptor NKR-P1, was examined. As predicted, VACV infection led to a loss of CLEC2D mRNA in 221 cells, a B cell lymphoma line. Surprisingly, VACV infection of 221 cells caused a dramatic increase in cell surface staining for one CLEC2D-specific antibody, 4C7. There were no changes in other antibodies specific for CLEC2D and no indication that NK cells with NKR-P1A were inhibited, suggesting 4C7 detects a non-CLEC2D molecule following infection...
November 2016: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860332/ezetimibe-use-costs-and-adverse-events-in-australia
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Samantha A Hollingworth, Remo Ostino, Michael C David, Jennifer H Martin, Susan E Tett
AIM: To analyse the subsidised use and reported adverse events of ezetimibe, used to lower cholesterol, in Australia over the 11 years following its inclusion on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in 2004. METHODS: Pharmacoepidemiological analysis of dispensed prescriptions from Medicare Australia. Adverse event data were obtained from the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Use was measured by the defined daily dose (DDD) per 1,000 population per day for each calendar year...
November 17, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849263/progression-of-mortality-due-to-diseases-of-the-circulatory-system-and-human-development-index-in-rio-de-janeiro-municipalities
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Gabriel Porto Soares, Carlos Henrique Klein, Nelson Albuquerque de Souza E Silva, Glaucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Diseases of the circulatory system (DCS) are the major cause of death in Brazil and worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To correlate the compensated and adjusted mortality rates due to DCS in the Rio de Janeiro State municipalities between 1979 and 2010 with the Human Development Index (HDI) from 1970 onwards. METHODS: Population and death data were obtained in DATASUS/MS database. Mortality rates due to ischemic heart diseases (IHD), cerebrovascular diseases (CBVD) and DCS adjusted by using the direct method and compensated for ill-defined causes...
October 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845333/habitual-coffee-consumption-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-ischemic-heart-disease-depression-and-alzheimer-s-disease-a-mendelian-randomization-study
#14
Man Ki Kwok, Gabriel M Leung, C Mary Schooling
Observationally, coffee is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), depression and Alzheimer's disease, but not ischemic heart disease (IHD). Coffee features as possibly protective in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Short-term trials suggest coffee has neutral effect on most glycemic traits, but raises lipids and adiponectin. To clarify we compared T2DM, depression, Alzheimer's disease, and IHD and its risk factors by genetically predicted coffee consumption using two-sample Mendelian randomization applied to large extensively genotyped case-control and cross-sectional studies...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834476/bone-marrow-cells-for-heart-repair-clinical-evidence-and-perspectives
#15
Anweshan Samanta, Ajay K Kaja, Muhammad R Afzal, Ewa K Zuba-Surma, Buddhadeb Dawn
More than 15 years ago, bone marrow cell (BMC) therapy for cardiac repair was hailed as a highly promising and revolutionary treatment approach that was poised to benefit countless patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and heart failure. The ensuing years have unfortunately witnessed endless controversy not only about the mechanisms of action of cardiac repair with cell therapy, but also regarding the efficacy of such approach. Somewhat discordant results from smaller clinical trials with diverse study designs, BMC types, routes of injection, timing after myocardial infarction (MI), and other key study variables have been less than conclusive...
November 11, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828876/improving-detection-of-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment-comparison-of-the-international-hiv-dementia-scale-and-a-brief-screening-battery
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Sergio Monteiro de Almeida, Rujvi Kamat, Mariana Cherner, Anya Umlauf, Clea Elisa Ribeiro, Ana Paula de Pereira, Donald Franklin, Robert K Heaton, Ronald J Ellis
OBJECTIVES: The International HIV Dementia Scale (IHDS) was developed to screen for HIV-associated dementia (HAD), but it has been used more generally for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND). This study sought to examine the accuracy of the IHDS in a cohort of Brazilian HIV-infected individuals and compare its performance to an alternative screening battery for detecting HAND. METHODS: 108 participants (including 60 HIV-infected persons), completed the IHDS and a gold standard neuropsychological (NP) battery of 17 tests...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817225/efficiency-of-acidemia-correction-on-intermittent-versus-continuous-hemodialysis-in-acute-methanol-poisoning
#17
Sergey Zakharov, Daniela Pelclova, Tomas Navratil, Jaromir Belacek, Jiri Latta, Michal Pisar, Jan Rulisek, Jiri Leps, Pavel Zidek, Cyril Kucera, Robert Bocek, Miroslav Mazur, Zdenek Belik, Josef Chalupa, Viktor Talafa, Kamil Kodras, Daniel Nalos, Ctirad Sedlak, Michal Senkyrik, Jan Smid, Tomas Salek, Darren M Roberts, Knut Erik Hovda
CONTEXT: Acidemia is a marker of prognosis in methanol poisoning, as well as compounding formate-induced cytotoxicity. Prompt correction of acidemia is a key treatment of methanol toxicity and methods to optimize this are poorly defined. OBJECTIVE: We studied the efficiency of acidemia correction by intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in a mass outbreak of methanol poisoning. METHODS: The study was designed as observational cohort study...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816305/the-contributions-of-fasting-and-postprandial-blood-glucose-increments-to-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-dyslipidemic-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
#18
Boris Djindjic, Tomislav Kostic, Zoran Radovanovic, Natasa Djindjic, Marko Lazovic, Misko Zivic, Zoran Perisic, Nebojsa Krstic
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Contributions of fasting and postprandial blood glucose increments on level of inflammation and oxidative stress biomarkers in patients with stable ischemic heart disease (IHD) and diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) was evaluated. METHODOLOGY: Ninety T2DM patients (60 with IHD and 30 without IHD) treated with metformin and/or sulphonylurea were enrolled in cross-sectional nested case-control clinical study. The areas under the six-point daily glucose curve above the fasting glucose concentrations (AUCpp) and over 5...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815307/state-of-the-art-blood-biomarkers-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
#19
REVIEW
Torbjørn Omland, Harvey D White
BACKGROUND: Multiple circulating biomarkers have been associated with the incidence of cardiovascular events and proposed as potential tools for risk stratification in stable ischemic heart disease (IHD), yet current guidelines do not make any firm recommendations concerning the use of biomarkers for risk stratification in this setting. This state-of-the-art review provides an overview of biomarkers for risk stratification in stable IHD. CONTENT: Circulating biomarkers associated with the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with stable IHD reflect different pathophysiological processes, including myocardial injury, myocardial stress and remodeling, metabolic status, vascular inflammation, and oxidative stress...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810977/health-anxiety-and-risk-of-ischaemic-heart-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study-linking-the-hordaland-health-study-husk-with-the-cardiovascular-diseases-in-norway-cvdnor-project
#20
Line Iden Berge, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Gerhard Sulo, Jannicke Igland, Ingvard Wilhelmsen, Stein Emil Vollset, Grethe S Tell, Ann Kristin Knudsen
BACKGROUND: The risk of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is largely influenced by lifestyle. Interestingly, cohort studies show that anxiety in general is associated with increased risk of IHD, independent of established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Health anxiety is a specific type of anxiety characterised by preoccupation of having, acquiring or possibly avoiding illness, yet little is known about lifestyle and risk of disease development in this group. AIM: Investigate whether health anxiety is prospectively associated with IHD, and whether a potential association can be explained by the presence or absence of established risk factors for cardiovascular diseases...
November 3, 2016: BMJ Open
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