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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087957/cardiovascular-risk-assessment-between-urban-and-rural-population-in-malaysia
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I Noor Hassim, M R Norazman, M Diana, Y Khairul Hazdi, I Rosnah
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused significant burden to Malaysia as it accounted for 36% of total deaths. This study aims to evaluate the burden of cardiovascular risk factors among Malaysian adult and assess the difference between urban and rural population in the selected communities. METHODS: This study is part of the ongoing Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) database, whereby the baseline data were collected since June 2008. CVD risk was measured using INTERHEART risk score which comprised of eleven risk factors i...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086847/cardiac-sarcoidosis-resembling-panic-disorder-a-case-report
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Keita Tokumitsu, Jun Demachi, Yukichi Yamanoi, Shigeto Oyama, Junko Takeuchi, Koji Yachimori, Norio Yasui-Furukori
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a systemic disease of unknown etiology, in which granulomas develop in various organs, including the skin, lungs, eyes, or heart. It has been reported that patients with sarcoidosis are more likely to develop panic disorder than members of the general population. However, there are many unknown factors concerning the causal relationship between these conditions. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 57-year-old woman who appeared to have panic disorder, as she experienced repeated panic attacks induced by transient complete atrioventricular block, associated with cardiac sarcoidosis...
January 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078212/improvement-of-endothelial-function-following-initiation-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy
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Daniel A Shoskes, Barbara Tucky, Allan S Polackwich
BACKGROUND: Isolated recent studies have suggested an increased risk of heart attack as early as 3 months following testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Such a rapid risk increase would likely require rapid deterioration of arterial endothelial function. Our goal was to assess arterial endothelial function in hypogonadal men prior to and at least 3 months after initiation of TRT. METHODS: Adult men were consented if they had symptoms of hypogonadism, a total testosterone <350 ng/dL, and planned to begin TRT...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077806/low-protein-diet-for-the-prevention-of-renal-failure
#4
Shaw Watanabe
The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is estimated to be 8-16% worldwide, and it is increasing. CKD is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, and it can progress to kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation. Recently, diabetic nephropathy has become the most common cause of CKD. In Japan, the cumulative probability of requiring hemodialysis by the age 80 years is 1/50 in males and 1/100 in females. The number of patients under hemodialysis in Japan exceeded 320,000 in 2014, among which 38,000 were newcomers and 27,000 died...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076730/encouraging-early-treatment-of-suspected-heart-attack-it-s-ok-to-call-000
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Peter L Thompson, Trevor Shilton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072697/usefulness-of-hatch-score-in-the-prediction-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-for-asians
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Kazuyoshi Suenari, Tze-Fan Chao, Chia-Jen Liu, Yasuki Kihara, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Shih-Ann Chen
The HATCH score (hypertension <1 point>, age >75 years <1 point>, stroke or transient ischemic attack <2 points>, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease <1 point>, and heart failure <2 points>) was reported to be useful for predicting the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent AF for patients who participated in the Euro Heart Survey. The goal of the current study was to investigate whether the HATCH score was a useful scheme in predicting new-onset AF...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070749/an-automated-microemboli-detection-and-classification-system-using-backscatter-rf-signals-and-differential-evolution
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Karim Ferroudji, Nabil Benoudjit, Ayache Bouakaz
Embolic phenomena, whether air or particulate emboli, can induce immediate damages like heart attack or ischemic stroke. Embolus composition (gaseous or particulate matter) is vital in predicting clinically significant complications. Embolus detection using Doppler methods have shown their limits to differentiate solid and gaseous embolus. Radio-frequency (RF) ultrasound signals backscattered by the emboli contain additional information on the embolus in comparison to the traditionally used Doppler signals...
January 9, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062508/arterial-calcification-in-diabetes-mellitus-preclinical-models-and-translational-implications
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John N Stabley, Dwight A Towler
Diabetes mellitus increasingly afflicts our aging and dysmetabolic population. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the antecedent metabolic syndrome represent the vast majority of the disease burden-increasingly prevalent in children and older adults. However, type 1 diabetes mellitus is also advancing in preadolescent children. As such, a crushing wave of cardiometabolic disease burden now faces our society. Arteriosclerotic calcification is increased in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and type 1 diabetes mellitus-impairing conduit vessel compliance and function, thereby increasing the risk for dementia, stroke, heart attack, limb ischemia, renal insufficiency, and lower extremity amputation...
December 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061968/natriuretic-peptides-in-anxiety-and-panic-disorder
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T Meyer, C Herrmann-Lingen
Natriuretic peptides exert pleiotropic effects on the cardiovascular system, including natriuresis, diuresis, vasodilation, and lusitropy, by signaling through membrane-bound guanylyl cyclases. In addition to their use as diagnostic and prognostic markers for heart failure, accumulating behavioral evidence suggests that these hormones also modulate anxiety symptoms and panic attacks. This review summarizes our current knowledge of the role of natriuretic peptides in animal and human anxiety and highlights some novel aspects from recent clinical studies on this topic...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055270/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-known-unknown-foe-of-asthma
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Ourania S Kotsiou, Alexandros Douras, Demosthenes Makris, Nikoleta Mpaka, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis
INTRODUCTION: Patients with uncontrolled asthma are at a greater risk of asthma attacks requiring emergency room visits or hospital admissions. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is potentially a significant complication in a course of status asthmaticus. CASE STUDY: We present a 43-year-old female patient who presented with status asthmaticus further complicated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. RESULTS: Recognizing apical ballooning syndrome is challenging in patients with a history of respiratory disease because the symptoms of the last entity may complicate the diagnostic approach...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044238/vaporize-anatomically-vaporize-or-enucleate-the-prostate-the-flexible-use-of-the-greenlight-laser
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Luca Cindolo, Lorenzo Ruggera, Paolo Destefanis, Claudio Dadone, Giovanni Ferrari
PURPOSES: GreenLight laser has gained increasing acceptance as a less invasive treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH/LUTS). Three surgical options were developed: standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP and GreenLight enucleation of prostate (GreenLEP); however, literature lacks a direct comparison among the procedures. Aim of the present study is to compare the three techniques in a multicentre series of patients. METHODS: Data were collected from consecutive patients with indication to surgical management of BPH/LUTS in five institutions...
January 2, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042893/the-experiences-of-myocardial-infarction-patients-readmitted-within-six-months-of-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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H Iles-Smith, C Deaton, M Campbell, C Mercer, L McGowan
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This study explored the experiences of patients readmitted due to potential ischaemic heart disease (p-IHD) symptoms within 6 months of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI). BACKGROUND: Following myocardial infarction (MI) and PPCI, some patients experience p-IHD symptoms that may lead to readmission. Symptoms may be related to cardiac ischaemia, reduced psychological health or a comorbid condition. DESIGN: A qualitative study involving semi-structured, in-depth interviews conducted once, mean 196 (50 to 384) days following readmission (at least 6 months following original STEMI and PPCI)...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026995/scale-up-production-and-characterization-of-anti-human-cardiac-troponin-i-monoclonal-antibody-in-ascitic-fluid-of-balb-c-mice
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Asiabanha Rezaee Majid, Rasaee Mohammad Javad, Paknejad Malihe, Mohammadnejad Javad
The Human Cardiac Troponin I (hcTnI) is a 210 amino acid protein, 23 kDa in molecular weight. This biomarker is commonly used to diagnose myocardial infarction, micro injury, and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients referring to emergency departments. The American Heart Association (AHA) and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) proposed troponin I as the gold biomarker for early detection of heart attack, especially in myocardial infarction (MI). Therefore, developing monoclonal antibodies against this biomarker could help in for early detection of heart attack...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025766/safety-of-cardioversion-in-atrial-fibrillation-lasting-less-than-48%C3%A2-h-without-post-procedural-anticoagulation-in-patients-at-low-cardioembolic-risk
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Andrea Tampieri, Valentina Cipriano, Fabrizio Mucci, Anna Maria Rusconi, Tiziano Lenzi, Patrizia Cenni
Currently, there is no unified consensus on short-term anticoagulation after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation lasting less than 48 h in low-cardioembolic-risk patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate the rate of transient ischemic attacks, stroke and death in this subset of patients after cardioversion without post-procedural anticoagulation. In a prospective observational study, patients with recent-onset AF undergoing cardioversion attempts in the Emergency Department were evaluated over the past 3 years...
December 26, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012609/lutein-and-atherosclerosis-belfast-versus-toulouse-revisited
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A N Howard, D I Thurnham
In 1995 we reported that mean plasma lutein concentrations in salaried men and women from Toulouse in Southern France were double those in subjects recruited from general practitioner lists in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At the time incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Southern France was among the lowest in Europe and was much higher in Northern Ireland. Plasma lutein is a biomarker of vegetable and fruit intake and evidence suggests that high concentrations are generally associated with better cardiometabolic health...
January 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008877/manipulation-of-cells-with-laser-microbeam-scissors-and-optical-tweezers-a-review
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Karl Otto Greulich
The use of laser microbeams and optical tweezers in a wide field of biological applications from genomic to immunology is discussed. Microperforation is used to introduce a well-defined amount of molecules into cells for genetic engineering and optical imaging. The microwelding of two cells induced by a laser microbeam combines their genetic outfit. Microdissection allows specific regions of genomes to be isolated from a whole set of chromosomes. Handling the cells with optical tweezers supports investigation on the attack of immune systems against diseased or cancerous cells...
December 23, 2016: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004006/the-different-effects-of-atorvastatin-and-pravastatin-on-cell-death-and-parp-activity-in-pancreatic-nit-1-cells
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Ya-Hui Chen, Yi-Chun Chen, Chin-San Liu, Ming-Chia Hsieh
Statins have been widely used drugs for lowering low-density lipoprotein and for preventing heart attack and stroke. However, the increased risk for developing diabetes during extended stain use and the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The objective of this study was to elucidate the signaling pathway and biological function between necrosis and autophagy induced by atorvastatin (AS) and pravastatin (PS). Here we observed that atorvastatin (AS) can increase intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and induce necrotic cell death and autophagy in NIT-1 cells, whereas pravastatin (PS) does not cause ROS and cell death but also induces autophagy...
2016: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003181/nhs-health-checks-may-have-prevented-8400-heart-attacks-and-strokes-over-five-years
#18
Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998900/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-investigating-the-effects-of-inorganic-nitrate-on-vascular-function-platelet-reactivity-and-restenosis-in-stable-angina-protocol-of-the-nitrate-oct-study
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Krishnaraj S Rathod, Daniel A Jones, T J A Van-Eijl, Hilda Tsang, Helen Warren, Stephen M Hamshere, Vikas Kapil, Ajay K Jain, Andrew Deaner, Neil Poulter, Mark J Caulfield, Anthony Mathur, Amrita Ahluwalia
INTRODUCTION: The mainstay treatment for reducing the symptoms of angina and long-term risk of heart attacks in patients with heart disease is stent implantation in the diseased coronary artery. While this procedure has revolutionised treatment, the incidence of secondary events remains a concern. These repeat events are thought to be due, in part, to continued enhanced platelet reactivity, endothelial dysfunction and ultimately restenosis of the stented artery. In this study, we will investigate whether a once a day inorganic nitrate administration might favourably modulate platelet reactivity and endothelial function leading to a decrease in restenosis...
December 20, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996998/-management-of-thromboembolic-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-italy-follow-up-data-from-the-prefer-in-af-european-registry
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Giulia Renda, Giuseppe Patti, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Emilio Attena, Maria Grazia Malpezzi, Raffaele De Caterina
BACKGROUND: Baseline data of the PREFER in AF (PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation) Registry have shown undertreatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), particularly in Italy, where greater difficulties in the management of antithrombotic drugs compared with other European countries were also observed. The aim of the follow-up evaluation was to verify the trends of examined variables after 1 year. METHODS: Clinical features, patterns of prescriptions and patient adherence to guidelines, quality-of-life and treatment satisfaction variables were evaluated at follow-up, similarly to baseline...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
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