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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154888/activation-of-yap1-taz-signaling-in-ischemic-heart-disease-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#1
Ning Hou, Ying Wen, Xun Yuan, Haodong Xu, Xuejun Wang, Faqian Li, Bo Ye
Genetic manipulation of key components of the evolutionally conserved Hippo pathway has shown that the precise control of these signaling molecules is critical to cardiac development and response to stresses. However, how this pathway is involved in the progression of cardiac dysfunction in different heart diseases remains unclear. We investigated the expressional levels and subcellular localization of Yap1, Taz, and Tead1 and determined Hippo target gene expression in failing human hearts with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) and mouse desmin-related cardiomyopathy (DES)...
November 15, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135710/adjustment-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-after-unsuccessful-implantation-in-keratoconic-eyes
#2
Tiago Monteiro, José Ferreira Mendes, Fernando Faria-Correia, Nuno Franqueira, David Madrid-Costa, José F Alfonso
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual, refractive, and corneal topography outcomes in eyes with keratoconus that have undergone exchange/adjustment surgery with a new intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) combination after unsuccessful visual and/or refractive outcomes after primary ICRS surgery. METHODS: A retrospective nonrandomized case series was conducted including consecutive eyes of patients with keratoconus that underwent ICRS adjustment after an unsuccessful visual outcome...
November 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132199/non-fasting-triglyceride-levels-in-the-korean-population-with-and-without-ischemic-heart-disease-and-cerebrovascular-disease
#3
Seo Young Lee, Bo Kyung Koo, Min Kyong Moon
Background/Aims: Associations between non-fasting triglyceride (TG) levels and a risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) have been suggested in Caucasians. We aimed to investigate whether non-fasting TG levels reflect the risk of IHD/CVA in Koreans. Methods: We conducted an analysis of patients aged ≥ 30 years from the nationwide survey database. Fasting TG was defined as a measurement taken ≥ 12 hours since the last meal. Non-fasting TG was categorized by fasting duration of 0 to 3, 4 to 7, and 8 to 11 hours...
November 15, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114365/stroke-subtypes-risk-factors-and-mortality-rate-in-northwest-of-iran
#4
Mehdi Farhoudi, Kaveh Mehrvar, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mazyar Hashemilar, Manouchehr Seyedi-Vafaee, Elyar Sadeghi-Hokmabad, Reza Rikhtegar, Babak Saber-Maroof, Mohammad Abutalebi, Mahsa Rezaei, Sahar Vaferi, Alireza Aghili, Omid Ebrahimi
Background: Stroke is the second most common cause of death and first cause of disability in adults in the world. About 80% of all stroke deaths occur in developing countries. So far, the data on stroke epidemiology have been limited in Iran. Therefore, this study was focused on stroke demographic data, risk factors, types and mortality. Methods: A retrospective study was done in two university tertiary referral hospitals in Tabriz, northwest of Iran, from March 2008 to April 2013. Patients diagnosed with stroke were enrolled in the study...
July 6, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101149/quantifying-the-role-of-modifiable-risk-factors-in-the-differences-in-cardiovascular-disease-mortality-rates-between-metropolitan-and-rural-populations-in-australia-a-macrosimulation-modelling-study
#5
Laura Alston, Karen Louise Peterson, Jane P Jacobs, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed (1) to quantify differences in modifiable risk factors between urban and rural populations, and (2) to determine the number of rural cardiovascular disease (CVD) and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) deaths that could be averted or delayed if risk factor levels in rural areas were equivalent to metropolitan areas. SETTING: National population estimates, risk factor prevalence, CVD and IHD deaths data were analysed by rurality using a macrosimulation Preventable Risk Integrated Model for chronic disease risk...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096862/analysis-of-lipid-metabolism-and-its-impact-on-the-risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-patients-with-definite-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#6
Viktoria Korneva, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Ulrich Julius
AIM: to analyze the relationship between lipid disturbance, including lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) levels, and development of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 81 patients (middle age was 39.1 ± 0.4 years, 33 males, 48 females) with a definite FH were examined. The concentration of Lp(a) was determined by immunoturbidimetric method. Lipid profiles were estimated by enzymatic colorimetric method...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096829/ldl-apheresis-improves-coronary-flow-reserve-on-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
#7
Tiziana Sampietro, Francesco Sbrana, Emilio Maria Pasanisi, Federico Bigazzi, Christina Petersen, Michele Coceani, Beatrice Dal Pino, Andrea Ripoli, Mascia Pianelli, Roberta Luciani
BACKGROUND: LDL apheresis (LA) influences the microcirculation, endothelial function and cardiovascular homeostasis. The aim of our study was to analyze temporal variations of coronary flow reserve (CFR) on the left anterior descending artery, obtained during dipyridamole stress echocardiography (DSE), in patients with severe familial hypercholesterolemia on LA (LA group) or not (not LA group) and ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: The LA group consisted in 10 patients (mean age 65 ± 7 years, male 70%) with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and chronic IHD on maximally tolerated lipid lowering therapy and chronic LA treatment (median 7 years, interquartile range 6-14 years)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095941/role-of-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-jaundice
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Hyun Young Woo, Sung Yong Han, Jeong Heo, Dong Uk Kim, Dong Hoon Baek, So Yong Yoo, Chang Won Kim, Suk Kim, Geun Am Song, Mong Cho, Dae Hwan Kang
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with jaundice have an extremely poor prognosis. Although biliary drainage can resolve obstructive jaundice, signs of obstruction may not be evident. This study evaluated the role of endoscopic biliary drainage in patients with advanced HCC and obstructive jaundice. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, 74 patients underwent endoscopic biliary drainage for obstructive jaundice due to advanced HCC. Jaundice resolution was defined as complete response and total bilirubin concentration below 3 mg/dl...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084175/spatiotemporal-changes-in-fine-particulate-matter-pollution-and-the-associated-mortality-burden-in-china-between-2015-and-2016
#9
Luwei Feng, Bo Ye, Huan Feng, Fu Ren, Shichun Huang, Xiaotong Zhang, Yunquan Zhang, Qingyun Du, Lu Ma
In recent years, research on the spatiotemporal distribution and health effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) has been conducted in China. However, the limitations of different research scopes and methods have led to low comparability between regions regarding the mortality burden of PM2.5. A kriging model was used to simulate the distribution of PM2.5 in 2015 and 2016. Relative risk (RR) at a specified PM2.5 exposure concentration was estimated with an integrated exposure-response (IER) model for different causes of mortality: lung cancer (LC), ischaemic heart disease (IHD), cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079928/calcification-of-coronary-arteries-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-prior-to-anti-rheumatic-therapy
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Helen V Udachkina, Diana S Novikova, Tatiana V Popkova, Irina G Kirillova, Evgenia I Markelova, Elena L Luchikhina, Galina V Lukina, Valentin E Sinitsyn, Dmitry E Karateev, Eugeniy L Nasonov
Accelerated coronary atherosclerosis is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To examine coronary artery calcification (CAC) frequency and severity, its correlation with traditional risk factors (TRF) of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and inflammatory markers in patients with early RA prior to anti-rheumatic therapy. RA adult patients (ACR/EULAR criteria, 2010, duration ≤ 12 months, without prior administration of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, glucocorticoids) underwent 32-row scanning for CAC scoring...
October 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078844/risk-of-ischemic-heart-disease-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Faraz Khan Luni, Sonia Ali Malik, Abdur Rahman Khan, Haris Riaz, Hemindermeet Singh, Douglas Federman, Yusuf Kanjwal, Osama Dasa, Sadik Khuder, Ameer Kabour
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) has emerged as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, but the risk of IHD in Sjögren's syndrome (SjS) is unknown. To fill this knowledge gap, we estimated the prevalence and risk of IHD with SjS compared to controls from the general population using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample 2011 database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project administrative longitudinal database contains encounter-level information on inpatient stays, emergency department visits and ambulatory surgery in all U...
October 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073220/life-s-simple-7-and-ischemic-heart-disease-in-the-general-australian-population
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Yang Peng, Zhiqiang Wang, Bin Dong, Sifan Cao, Jie Hu, Odewumi Adegbija
BACKGROUND: The American Heart Association released 7 modifiable factors, Life's Simple 7, that are expected to improve cardiovascular health (CVH), but their contributions to ischemic heart disease (IHD) in the general Australians are not well clarified. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study based on 7499 adults (≥18 years) who have tested for total cholesterol and fasting plasma glucose as part of 2011-12 Australian Health Survey. Poisson regression analyses were used to estimate the incidence rate ratios and population attributable fractions of those factors to IHD prevalence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073132/patterns-factors-associated-and-morbidity-burden-of-asthma-in-india
#13
Prakash Kumar, Usha Ram
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a non-curable but preventable disease, responsible for higher morbidity worldwide. According to recent WHO report, nearly 235 million people are suffering from asthma leading to 383000 deaths in 2015. The burden of asthma morbidity is higher in developed countries and is increasing in developing countries. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at studying the change in prevalence rate of asthma, associated risk factors and estimation of morbidity burden and avoidable cases of asthma in India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072438/economic-burden-of-smoking-in-iran-a-prevalence-based-annual-cost-approach
#14
Satar Rezaei, Behzad Karami Matin, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Mohammad Bazyar, Ali Akbari Sari
Objectives: The burden of smoking on the health system and society is significant. The current study aimed to estimate the annual direct and indirect costs of smoking in Iran for the year 2014. Methods: A prevalence-based diseasespecific approach was used to determine costs associated with the three most common smoking-related diseases: lung cancer (LC), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Data on healthcare utilization were obtained from an original survey, hospital records and questionnaires...
October 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065729/factors-associated-with-stroke-myocardial-infarction-ischemic-heart-disease-unstable-angina-or-mortality-in-patients-from-real-world-clinical-practice-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-and-early-glycemic-control
#15
Carlos I Alatorre, Byron J Hoogwerf, Mark A Deeg, David R Nelson, Theresa M Hunter, Wee Teck Ng, Mark D Rekhter
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), all-cause mortality, or a diagnosis of ischemic heart disease (IHD) or unstable angina (UA), among patients newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with no recent history of cardiovascular (CV) events who rapidly achieve and maintain HbA1c ≤8.0%. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) from January 1990 to December 2012...
October 24, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064969/clinical-updates-in-women-s-health-care-summary-ischemic-heart-disease-primary-and-preventive-care-review
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REVIEW
Brittany S Fuller, Lynn Carlyle, Michele D Voeltz
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Obstetrician-gynecologists often are the sole health care providers for otherwise healthy women. Therefore, they must be aware of risk factors, signs, and symptoms of cardiovascular disease and be prepared to recognize and treat this condition in patients as well as provide referrals when specialized care is indicated. Women with cardiac problems typically present with chest discomfort; however, they also are more likely than healthy women to present with other common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, back pain, jaw pain, or nausea and vomiting...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063106/-recent-progress-of-mitochondrial-quality-control-in-ischemic-heart-disease-and-its-role-in-cardio-protection-of-vagal-nerve
#17
Run-Qing Xue, Man Xu, Xiao-Jiang Yu, Long-Zhu Liu, Wei-Jin Zang
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the life-threatening cardiovascular disease. Mitochondria have emerged as key participants and regulators of cellular energy demands and signal transduction. Mitochondrial quality is controlled by a number of coordinated mechanisms including mitochondrial fission, fusion and mitophagy, which plays an important role in maintaining healthy mitochondria and cardiac function. Recently, dysfunction of each process in mitochondrial quality control has been observed in the ischemic hearts...
October 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059648/determine-the-effectiveness-of-lipid-lowering-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-combined-with-coronary-heart-disease
#18
Vyacheslav Zhdan, Galina Khaymenova, Lyudmila Shilkina, Daria Martynyuk, Marina Babanina, Tatyana Mamontova
INTRODUCTION: In complex treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) combined with ischemic heart disease (IHD) more and more attention is drawn to pleiotropic effect of statins. The aim of our researches became determining the effectivity of utilization of rosuvastatin (CRESTOR®, IPR PHARMACEUTICALS, Inc.) in complex treatment of COPD combined with IHD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Basing on pulmonology department of Poltava regional clinical hospital, 30 patients with COPD combined with IHD have been examined (stable effort angina FC II) aged from 51 to 67 y...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041887/-comparison-of-diagnostic-values-of-instantaneous-wave-free-r-atio-and-fractional-flow-r-eserve-with-noninvasive-methods-for-evaluating-myocardial-ischemia-in-assessment-of-the-functional-significance-of-intermediate-coronary-stenoses-in-patients-with-chronic
#19
A A Ansheles, B V Sergienko, I D Darenskiy, V V Gramovich, A E Zharova, G M Mitroshkin, G Y Matchin, V R Atanesyan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) with noninvasive methods in assessment of the functional significance of moderate coronary stenoses in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD). METHODS: We included in this study 50 patients with chronic or suspected IHD and moderate coronary stenoses (50-70%; 74 stenoses). Values of iFR and FFR were determined within 10 days after noninvasive stress tests (combination of stress-echo and SPECT)...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041886/-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-cytokines-and-matrix-metalloproteinases-associated-with-ischemic-heart-disease-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
V V Klimontov, V A Shevchenko, M D Bulumbaeva, F V Prokof 'ev, I V Konenkov
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between ischemic heart disease (IHD) and polymorphisms in cytokine genes (IL-1B, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TNFA, VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase genes (MMP2, MMP3, MMP9) in patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied 232 Caucasian diabetic subjects (33 men and 199 women aged 50-70 years). In 93 patients IHD was verified by treadmill test and/or coronary angiography (86 subjects with stable angina, 19 with previous myocardial infarction)...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
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