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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922438/endocan-serum-levels-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-with-or-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-pilot-study
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Marcello Dallio, Mario Masarone, Giuseppe Gerardo Caprio, Rosa Di Sarno, Concetta Tuccillo, Ferdinando Carlo Sasso, Marcello Persico, Carmela Loguercio, Alessandro Federico
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as an independent cardiovascular risk factor. Recently, Endocan has been studied as an early marker of endothelial dysfunction. Our aim was to evaluate Endocan serum levels in patients with NAFLD with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHOD: We enrolled 56 patients: 19 with NAFLD and 37 with type 2 diabetes mellitus with or without NAFLD, and compared them to 25 healthy controls. Endocan serum level was measured by using the ELISA EndoMark assay...
September 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922407/segmental-arterial-stiffness-in-relation-to-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-with-preserved-systolic-heart-function
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Chih-Hsuan Yen, Chung-Lieh Hung, Ping-Ying Lee, Jui-Peng Tsai, Yau-Huei Lai, Cheng-Huang Su, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Kuo-Liong Chien
BACKGROUND: Central arterial stiffness has been shown to play a key role in cardiovascular disease. However, evidence regarding such arterial stiffness from various arterial segments in relation to B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) remains elusive. METHODS: A total of 1255 participants (47.8% men; mean age: 62.6 ± 12.3 [SD] years) with preserved left ventricular function (ejection fraction ≥50%) and ≥1 risk factors were consecutively studied. Arterial pulse wave velocity (PWV) by automatic device (VP-2000; Omron Healthcare) for heart-femoral (hf-PWV), brachial-ankle (ba-PWV), and heart-carotid (hc-PWV) segments were obtained and related to BNP concentrations (Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park, IL, USA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922364/association-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-with-serum-level-of-cystatin-c-in-type-2-diabetes
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Tomomi Murai, Noriko Takebe, Kan Nagasawa, Yusuke Todate, Riyuki Nakagawa, Rieko Nakano, Mari Hangai, Yutaka Hasegawa, Yoshihiko Takahashi, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Yasushi Ishigaki
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is considered to be a cardiovascular risk factor independent from visceral adiposity, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. We explored the parameters related to EAT accumulation, aiming to clarify the novel pathophysiological roles of EAT in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). METHODS: We examined the laboratory values, including cystatinC, and surrogate markers used for evaluating atherosclerosis. EAT was measured as the sum of the adipose tissue area, obtained by plain computed tomography scans in 208 subjects with T2DM but no history of coronary artery disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922087/preexisting-cardiovascular-risk-and-subsequent-heart-failure-among-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivors
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Talya Salz, Emily C Zabor, Peter de Nully Brown, Susanne Oksberg Dalton, Nirupa J Raghunathan, Matthew J Matasar, Richard Steingart, Andrew J Vickers, Peter Svenssen Munksgaard, Kevin C Oeffinger, Christoffer Johansen
Purpose The use of anthracycline chemotherapy is associated with heart failure (HF) among survivors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). We aimed to understand the contribution of preexisting cardiovascular risk factors to HF risk among NHL survivors. Methods Using Danish registries, we identified adults diagnosed with aggressive NHL from 2000 to 2010 and sex- and age-matched general-population controls. We assessed HF from 9 months after diagnosis through 2012. We used Cox regression analysis to assess differences in risk for HF between survivors and general population controls...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922068/influence-of-flaxseed-lignan-supplementation-to-older-adults-on-biochemical-and-functional-outcome-measures-of-inflammation
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Yunyun Di, Jennifer Jones, Kerry Mansell, Susan Whiting, Sharyle Fowler, Lilian Thorpe, Jennifer Billinsky, Navita Viveky, Pui Chi Cheng, Ahmed Almousa, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Jane Alcorn
Evidence from the literature suggests that dietary flaxseed lignans have the ability to modulate inflammation, which is recognized as the underlying basis of multiple chronic human diseases in older adults. Our objective was to determine the effects of oral lignan supplementation on biochemical and functional indicators of inflammation as well as safety and tolerability in older healthy adults. We designed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in older healthy adults (60-80 years) to assess flaxseed lignan-enriched complex (∼38% secoisolariciresinol diglucoside [SDG]; 600 mg SDG dose) oral supplementation effects on biochemical and functional indicators of inflammation and safety and tolerability in older healthy adults after 6 months of once-daily oral administration...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922061/alanine-aminotransferase-and-total-bilirubin-are-synergistically-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-japanese-women
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Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Kensuke Senzaki, Teru Kumagi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) at high levels and total bilirubin (T-BiL) at low levels were oxidative potentials, but it was uncertain whether ALT and T-BiL had an additive interaction for the risk of MetS. METHODS: From a single community, we recruited 864 women (70 ± 8 years) during their annual health examination. We cross-sectionally investigated whether ALT and T-BiL are associated with MetS and its components based on the modified criteria of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATP) III report...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921837/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-versus-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-non-insulin-treated-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yushu Wang, Meiqin Wen, Junteng Zhou, Yucheng Chen, Qing Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The outcomes and prognosis of revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes mellitus (NITDM) have not yet been well established. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were identified by searching Pubmed, EMBASE and Cochrane library from inception until May 2016. Heterogeneity was evaluated and the pooled hazard ratio (HR) was calculated using a fixed-effect model...
September 15, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920966/-prevention-of-cardiovascular-diseases-prophylactic-program-in-a-selected-enterprise
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Jadwiga Siedlecka, Elżbieta Gadzicka, Agata Szyjkowska, Patryk Siedlecki, Wiesław Szymczak, Teresa Makowiec-Dąbrowska, Alicja Bortkiewicz
BACKGROUND: In Poland cardiovascular diseases (CVD), classified as work-related diseases, are responsible for 25% of disability and cause 50% of all deaths, including 26.9% of deaths in people aged under 65 years. The aim of the study was to analyze employee expectations regarding CVD- oriented prophylactic activities in the selected enterprise. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire, developed for this study, consists of: socio-demographic data, job characteristics, occupational factors, and questions about the respondents' expectations concerning the prevention program...
September 18, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920863/white-matter-microstructure-and-cognitive-decline-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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REVIEW
Freddy J Alfaro, Anna Gavrieli, Patricia Saade, Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, Jagriti Upadhyay, Vera Novak
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors defined by the presence of abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, hypertension and/or dyslipidemia. It is a major public health epidemic worldwide, and a known risk factor for the development of cognitive dysfunction and dementia. Several studies have demonstrated a positive association between the presence of metabolic syndrome and worse cognitive outcomes, however, evidence of brain structure pathology is limited. Diffusion tensor imaging has offered new opportunities to detect microstructural white matter changes in metabolic syndrome, and a possibility to detect associations between functional and structural abnormalities...
September 8, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920721/-changes-in-carbohydrate-metabolism-after-kidney-transplantation-and-their-effects-on-cardiovascular-risk
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Bernadett Borda, Edit Szederkényi, Zoltán Hódi, Aurél Ottlakán, Viktor Szabó, György Lázár
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of deaths after transplantation, with diabetes mellitus being the main risk factor in development. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of new onset diabetes mellitus in connection with the cardiovascular risk predicted by the HEART Score. METHOD: 44 patients were involved in our study; after overview of baseline data, OGTT was performed, followed by patient classification into the following groups: normal, impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance, and new onset diabetes mellitus...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920709/comparison-of-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-hypertensive-patients-with-or-without-hyperhomocysteinemia
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Gang Guo, Wenjiang Sun, Guanghui Liu, Huan Zheng, Jiasheng Zhao
Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular impairment in hypertension. Oxidative stress is important in the molecular mechanisms associated with hypertension, but there are few studies focusing on the comparison of oxidative stress biomarkers in hypertensive patients with or without hyperhomocysteinemia. The study included 50 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients with hyperhomocysteinemia, 50 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients without hyperhomocysteinemia, and 50 age-matched healthy controls...
September 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920502/clinical-and-metabolic-characteristics-of-turkish-adolescents-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Seda Ates, Serdar Aydın, Pinar Ozcan, Zeynep Soyman, Ayse Filiz Gokmen Karasu, Osman Sevket
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical, endocrine, metabolic features and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MBS) in Turkish adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the differences in metabolic parameters between adolescent PCOS with or without the presence of polycystic ovaries (PCO) on ultrasound. Subjects (n = 77) were classified into two groups: oligomenorrhea (O) and clinical and/or biochemical hyperandrogenism (HA) (n = 38), without PCO and O + HA with PCO (n = 39)...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920146/cardiovascular-and-mortality-risks-in-migrant-south-asians-with-type-2-diabetes-are-we-winning-the-battle
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REVIEW
Emma Johns, Naveed Sattar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We seek to describe the relationship between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk in migrant South Asians compared to native white Europeans, and to determine the temporal change in this relationship over recent years. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent evidence suggests that the excess mortality risk associated with diabetes is lower in the migrant South Asian population compared with white Europeans. By contrast, South Asians continue to demonstrate elevated cardiovascular morbidity compared to white Europeans, although to a lesser extent than was observed in previous decades...
September 18, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920085/baseline-prescription-and-one-year-persistence-of-secondary-prevention-drugs-after-an-index-stroke-in-central-ghana
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Fred Stephen Sarfo, Bruce Ovbiagele, John Akassi, Gloria Kyem
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is a paucity of data on persistence of secondary prevention medications among stroke survivors in resource-limited settings where stroke is on a rapid upward trajectory and its management severely challenged. To avert new cardiovascular events after stroke, preventive medications should be promptly instituted and used continuously. We report 1-year rates and determinants of persistent utilization of secondary prevention therapies after stroke in Ghana. METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving 418 stroke survivors enrolled into a Neurology clinic in a tertiary institution in central Ghana between January 2011 and December 2013...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919613/non-invasively-measured-carotid-artery-intima-medial-thickness-may-be-a-more-useful-marker-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-diabetic-than-non-diabetic-patients
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C M Ahmed, M K Hasan, B C Goswami, S K Banerjee, M F Rahman, H H Samira, D F Osmani, M N Hasan
Carotid intima-medial thickness has long been proposed as a surrogate marker of atherosclerotic vascular disease in other vascular beds, most notably the coronary arteries with its practical implications. This observational study aimed at exploring the relationship of a hypothetical stronger relationship of carotid intima-medial thickness with coronary artery disease in diabetic patients than non-diabetic counterparts. Thirty diabetic patients and 74 non-diabetic patients who were referred for coronary angiogram in the Departments of Cardiology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka Cantonment, Bangladesh from January, 2002 and December, 2003 were studied...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919117/global-regional-and-national-incidence-prevalence-and-years-lived-with-disability-for-328-diseases-and-injuries-for-195-countries-1990-2016-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2016
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BACKGROUND: As mortality rates decline, life expectancy increases, and populations age, non-fatal outcomes of diseases and injuries are becoming a larger component of the global burden of disease. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) provides a comprehensive assessment of prevalence, incidence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 328 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990 to 2016. METHODS: We estimated prevalence and incidence for 328 diseases and injuries and 2982 sequelae, their non-fatal consequences...
September 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919065/metabolically-healthy-obesity-the-low-hanging-fruit-in-obesity-treatment
#17
REVIEW
Norbert Stefan, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Matthias B Schulze
Obesity increases the risk of several other chronic diseases and, because of its epidemic proportions, has become a major public health problem worldwide. Alarmingly, a lower proportion of adults have tried to lose weight during the past decade than during the mid-1980s to 1990s. The first-line treatment option for obesity is lifestyle intervention. Although this approach can decrease fat mass in the short term, these beneficial effects typically do not persist. If a large amount of weight loss is not an easily achievable goal, other goals that might motivate people with obesity to adopt a healthy lifestyle should be considered...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
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/28918829/awareness-of-individual-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-self-perception-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-women
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Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Tai Pham, Nicole Karam, Laurence Amar, Corinne Chicheportiche-Ayache, Philippe Menasché, Michel Desnos, Paul Dardel, Isabelle Weill
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) self-perception by women may be inaccurate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was completed anonymously Online by women who self-reported their personal CVRF levels including age, weight, contraceptive use, menopausal status, smoking, diet and physical activities. Self-perceived risk was matched to actual cardiovascular risk according to the Framingham score. RESULTS: Among 5,240 young and middle-aged women with a high educational level, knowledge of personal CVRFs increased with age, from 51-90% for blood pressure (BP), 22-45% for blood glucose and 15-47% for blood cholesterol levels, between 30 and 65 years, respectively...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918674/consumption-of-fruitflow-%C3%A2-lowers-blood-pressure-in-pre-hypertensive-males-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Main Uddin, Dipankar Biswas, Abhik Ghosh, Niamh O'Kennedy, Asim K Duttaroy
In order to investigate whether the angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitory tomato extract Fruitflow(®) would lower blood pressure after consumption, we conducted a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled human intervention study, involving 12 pre-hypertensive people in a crossover design. Consuming a single dose of 150 mg Fruitflow(®) resulted in a significant reduction in 24-hour average blood pressure as well as average wake-period and sleep-period SBP, compared to placebo. Other parameters related to blood pressure, such as 24-hour average mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, heart rate, central aortic systolic pressure and radial augmentation index were also reduced...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
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