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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224024/association-of-the-tg-hdl-c-and-non-hdl-c-hdl-c-ratios-with-chronic-kidney-disease-in-an-adult-chinese-population
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Jia Wen, Yiyin Chen, Yun Huang, Yao Lu, Xing Liu, Honghao Zhou, Hong Yuan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Evidence indicates a role for dyslipidemia in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the association of lipid abnormalities and their ratios with kidney disease using the new CKD Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation is not well understood. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 48,054 adult subjects. CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1.73 m2 or dipstick-positive proteinuria...
December 8, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223956/residual-risk-of-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-events-in-relation-to-reductions-in-very-low-density-lipoproteins
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Patrick R Lawler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulo Harada, Robert J Glynn, Daniel I Chasman, Paul M Ridker, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether pharmacological reductions in very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs), and their component triglyceride and cholesterol could reduce residual risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events among individuals in whom low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been adequately lowered. We examined whether individuals with greater on-statin reductions in VLDL-related measures-beyond reductions in LDL-C-were at further reduced risk of ASCVD...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223817/elevated-inflammatory-lp-pla2-and-il-6-link-e-waste-pb-toxicity-to-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-preschool-children
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Xueling Lu, Xijin Xu, Yu Zhang, Yuling Zhang, Chenyang Wang, Xia Huo
Cardiovascular toxicity of lead (Pb) manifests primarily as an effect on blood pressure and eventual increased risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Therefore, we investigated vascular inflammatory biomarkers and cardiovascular effects of Pb-exposed children. A total of 590 children (3-7 years old) were recruited from Guiyu (n = 337), an electronic waste (e-waste)-exposed group, and Haojiang (n = 253), a reference group, from November to December 2016. We measured child blood Pb levels (BPbs), and systolic and diastolic blood pressure...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223765/prognostic-role-of-serum-total-cholesterol-and-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pingting Zhou, Bo Li, Bin Liu, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: The alterations of lipid profile in cancer has been reported to be associated with cancer development. However, the prognostic value of serum lipid markers level in cancer is currently under debate. Here we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic significance of serum blood total cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for cancer. METHODS: We systematically searched in PubMed and EMBASE for follow-up studies to evaluate the association between blood TC, TG, HDL-C, LDL-C and overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with cancer...
December 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223408/clinical-outcomes-to-exercise-training-in-type-1-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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D Jewiss, C Ostman, N King, N A Smart
AIMS: To establish the relationship between exercise training and clinical outcomes in people with type I diabetes. METHODS: Studies were identified through a MEDLINE search strategy, Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus and Science Citation Index. The search strategy included a mix of key concepts related to exercise training; type 1 diabetes; glycaemic control for trials of exercise training in people with type 1 diabetes. Searches were limited to prospective randomized or controlled trials of exercise training in humans with type 1 diabetes lasting 12 weeks or more...
December 6, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221893/cardioprotective-effect-of-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Andrzej Ciszewski
Due to the wide interaction between the respiratory and the circulatory systems, influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The review summarizes the results of recent studies and meta-analyses demonstrating that in this group of high-risk patients both vaccinations have potentially beneficial properties. However, in the era of Evidence Base Medicine, there is still a lack of randomized prospective clinical trials, especially those evaluating the effect of pneumococcal vaccination...
December 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221604/effect-of-evolocumab-on-lipoprotein-particles
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Peter P Toth, Naveed Sattar, Dirk J Blom, Seth S Martin, Steven R Jones, Maria Laura Monsalvo, Mary Elliott, Mike Davis, Ransi Somaratne, David Preiss
The level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reflects the cholesterol carried mainly by low-density lipoprotein particles (LDL-P). LDL-C, however, does not always correlate with LDL-P because of the variable amounts of cholesterol per particle. Consideration of LDL-P concentrations in addition to LDL-C may help guide therapeutic decisions in a select number of patients. Evolocumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 that lowers both LDL-C and cardiovascular events...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221483/the-role-of-sleepiness-on-arterial-stiffness-improvement-after-cpap-therapy-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria Alexandra Mineiro, Pedro Marques da Silva, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Maria João Marques Gomes, João Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aim to assess differences in changes in arterial stiffness of two groups of patients, defined as having daytime sleepiness or not, after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. METHODS: A selected cohort of consecutive male patients, under 65 years old, with moderate to severe OSA and without great number of comorbidities was studied. The diagnosis was confirmed by home respiratory poligraphy...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221433/hyporesponsiveness-of-natural-killer-cells-and-impaired-inflammatory-responses-in-critically-ill-patients
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Minkyung Kim, Minjoo Kim, Hana Jeong, Jey Sook Chae, Young Sam Kim, Jae Gil Lee, Younsoo Cho, Jong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: To investigate natural killer (NK) cell activity, circulating cytokine level and peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cytokine production status in critically ill patients. METHODS: Blood samples were collected <24 h after admission from 24 intensive care unit (ICU) patients and 24 age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls. Serum cytokine concentrations and cytokine production by PBMCs and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated PBMCs were measured...
December 8, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220173/use-of-reconstituted-yolk-systems-to-study-the-gelation-mechanism-of-frozen-thawed-hen-egg-yolk
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Monica Primacella, Tong Wang, Nuria C Acevedo
Yolk gelation upon 5-week freezing-thawing was studied in 4 recombined yolk systems containing different plasma and granule proportions. Fractionation for mass distribution, sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) for protein distribution and rheological properties were explored. Results indicate that both plasma and granule components including LDL, HDL, and α-livetin proteins, contributed to gelation. Protein aggregation was reflected through large mass increase in granule fraction and appearance of a floating LDL layer upon fractionation of gelled yolk systems...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219813/unfavourable-blood-pressure-and-ldl-cholesterol-levels-in-obese-non-diabetic-individuals
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B H R Wolffenbuttel, S N Slagter, R P van Waateringe, A P van Beek, J V van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, M M van der Klauw
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (BP) and cholesterol is important to reduce cardiovascular risk. We compared BP and LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) as well as the quality of treatment between obese subjects and normal weight and overweight individuals. METHODS: 87,648 participants of the Lifelines study were categorised according to obesity (normal weight/ overweight/obesity) and age. Mean systolic BP and LDL-C were calculated depending on treatment, BMI, age and sex...
November 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219151/familial-hypercholesterolaemia
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Joep C Defesche, Samuel S Gidding, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Robert A Hegele, Raul D Santos, Anthony S Wierzbicki
Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a common inherited disorder characterized by abnormally elevated serum levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol from birth, which in time can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Most cases are caused by autosomal dominant mutations in LDLR, which encodes the LDL receptor, although mutations in other genes coding for proteins involved in cholesterol metabolism or LDLR function and processing, such as APOB and PCSK9, can also be causative, although less frequently...
December 7, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218707/food-effect-on-rosuvastatin-disposition-and-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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Cheynne C McLean, Wendy A Teft, Bridget L Morse, Steven E Gryn, Robert A Hegele, Richard B Kim
Rosuvastatin is commonly prescribed for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and hepatic transporter-mediated accumulation in the liver enhances its efficacy. Current guidelines indicate no preference for fed or fasted rosuvastatin administration. We investigated the association between food intake and rosuvastatin disposition in healthy subjects and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering effects among patients taking rosuvastatin. We demonstrate administration with food resulted in a near 40% reduction of rosuvastatin exposure in healthy Asian (n=12) and Caucasian (n=11) subjects...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217942/the-association-between-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-and-liver-enzymes-aspartate-and-alanine-transaminases-in-tehran-iran
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Mehdi Mollahosseini, Elnaz Daneshzad, Mohammad Hossein Rahimi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Zhila Maghbooli, Khadijeh Mirzaei
Background: Intake of fiber and antioxidants and following hypocaloric diets has beneficial effects on reduction of the liver enzymes. Fruits and vegetables are low in calorie and rich in fiber and antioxidants. There are few studies about special dietary effects on liver function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between fruit and vegetables intake and liver function enzymes. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 265 Tehrani healthy adults...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217412/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-reduced-the-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-japanese-patients-with-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus-treated-with-statins
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Yukiko Hasegawa, Mika Hori, Tomoko Nakagami, Mariko Harada-Shiba, Yasuko Uchigata
BACKGROUND: Patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often have hypercholesterolemia, and their serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels are not always well-controlled even by statin treatment. The glucose-lowering glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are reported to change the lipid profiles in T2DM patients, but their effects have been unclear. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether GLP-1RAs affect serum cholesterol levels in T2DM patients with/without statin treatment...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217148/ethnic-differences-in-the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-diabetic-retinopathy-the-singapore-epidemiology-of-eye-diseases-study
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Gavin S Tan, Alfred Gan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Yih Chung Tham, Kumari Neelam, Paul Mitchell, Jie Jin Wang, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Y Wong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) Study. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Persons of Malay, Indian, and Chinese ethnicity aged 40+ years, living in Singapore. METHODS: Diabetes was defined as nonfasting plasma glucose ≥200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/l), glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) >6.5%, self-reported physician-diagnosed diabetes, or the use of glucose-lowering medication...
December 4, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216392/dioxin-like-pcb-126-increases-systemic-inflammation-and-accelerates-atherosclerosis-in-lean-ldl-receptor-deficient-mice
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Michael C Petriello, J Anthony Brandon, Jessie Hoffman, Chunyan Wang, Himi Tripathi, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Xiang Ye, Xiangan Li, Liping Yang, Eun Lee, Sony Soman, Jazmyne Barney, Banrida Wahlang, Bernhard Hennig, Andrew J Morris
Exposure to dioxins and related persistent organic pollutants likely contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk through multiple mechanisms including the induction of chronic inflammation. Epidemiological studies have shown that leaner individuals may be more susceptible to the detrimental effects of lipophilic toxicants because they lack large adipose tissue depots that can accumulate and sequester these pollutants. This phenomenon complicates efforts to study mechanisms of pollutant-accelerated atherosclerosis in experimental animal models where high-fat feeding and adipose expansion limit the bioavailability of lipophilic pollutants...
December 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216353/effects-of-sex-hormone-treatment-on-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-transgender-individuals-focus-on-metabolic-cytokines
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Matthias K Auer, Thomas Ebert, Maik Pietzner, Justine Defreyne, Johannes Fuss, Günter K Stalla, Guy T'Sjoen
Context: Hormone treatment (HT) in transgender persons affects many components of the metabolic syndrome (MS). Objective: To determine the role of direct hormonal effects, changes in metabolic cytokines and body composition on metabolic outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: 24 transwomen and 45 transmen from the European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence (ENIGI) investigated at baseline and following 12 months of HT...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215758/plin5-deficiency-promotes-atherosclerosis-progression-through-accelerating-inflammation-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
#19
Peng-Li Zhou, Min Li, Xin-Wei Han, Yong-Hua Bi, Wen-Guang Zhang, Zheng-Yang Wu, Gang Wu
Excessive plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels promote the progression of several prevalent cardiovascular risk factors, including atherosclerosis, which is a leading death cause. Perilipin 5 (Plin5), an important perilipin protein, is abundant in tissues with very active lipid catabolism, and is involved in the regulation of oxidative stress. Although, in?ammation and oxidative stress play a critical role in atherosclerosis development, the underlying mechanisms are complex and not completely understood...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215704/cardiovascular-biochemical-risk-factors-among-women-with-spontaneous-preterm-delivery
#20
Karst Y Heida, Marlies A Kampman, Arie Franx, Monique W De Laat, Barbara J Mulder, Joris A Van der Post, Catia M Bilardo, Petronella G Pieper, Krystyna M Sollie, Gertjan T Sieswerda, Carrie Ris-Stalpers, Martijn A Oudijk
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether women delivering preterm have unfavorable cardiovascular profiles as compared with women who deliver at term. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study enrolled 165 women with spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) at 24+0 and 36+6 gestational weeks in three perinatal care centers in The Netherlands between August 2012 and August 2014. Total cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, apolipoprotein, glucose, and homocysteine were measured within 24 hours after delivery...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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