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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680968/an-increased-waist-to-hip-ratio-is-a-key-determinant-of-atherosclerotic-burden-in-overweight-subjects
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Roberto Scicali, David Rosenbaum, Antonino Di Pino, Philippe Giral, Philippe Cluzel, Alban Redheuil, Salvatore Piro, Agata Maria Rabuazzo, Francesco Purrello, Eric Bruckert, Antonio Gallo
AIMS: The association of overweight status and cardiovascular disease is not clear. In this study we aimed to investigate coronary atherosclerotic disease, evaluated as coronary artery calcium score (CACs), in overweight patients with or without abdominal obesity as defined by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). METHODS: We enrolled 276 patients aged between 40 and 70 years, with a body mass index of 25-29.9 kg/m2 and at least one cardiovascular risk factor. Exclusion criteria were history of diabetes, cardiovascular or renal disease...
April 21, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679631/possible-early-detection-of-coronary-artery-calcium-progression-in-type-1-diabetes-a-case-control-study-of-normoalbuminuric-type-1-diabetes-patients-and-matched-controls
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Henrik Ø Hjortkjær, Tonny Jensen, Jannik Hilsted, Helle Corinth, Ulrik M Mogensen, Lars Køber, Andreas Fuchs, Børge G Nordestgaard, Klaus F Kofoed
AIMS: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is associated with cardiovascular (CV) disease and progression of CAC is an independent predictor of mortality. Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased CV risk, especially in persons with cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN). This study aimed to examine whether short-term progression of CAC is increased in persons with type 1 diabetes compared to matched controls and if CAN increases risk of CAC progression. METHODS: Fifty-three normoalbuminuric persons with long-term type 1 diabetes (20 with CAN) were matched in a 1:2 ratio with 106 controls without diabetes according to age, sex and baseline CAC...
April 18, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677630/resting-heart-rate-and-the-incidence-and-progression-of-valvular-calcium-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
#3
Kojo Amoakwa, Oluwaseun E Fashanu, Martin Tibuakuu, Di Zhao, Eliseo Guallar, Seamus P Whelton, Wesley T O'Neal, Wendy S Post, Matthew J Budoff, Erin D Michos
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Left-sided valvular calcification is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. Resting heart rate (RHR) may influence valvular calcium progression through shear stress. Whether RHR, an established CVD risk factor, is associated with valvular calcium progression is unknown. We assessed whether RHR predicts incidence and progression of mitral annular calcium (MAC) and aortic valve calcium (AVC) in a community-based cohort free of CVD at baseline...
April 6, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677060/cerebral-small-vessel-but-not-large-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-impaired-cerebral-autoregulation-during-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Yohei Nomura, Roland Faegle, Daijiro Hori, Abbas Al-Qamari, Alexander J Nemeth, Rebecca Gottesman, Gayane Yenokyan, Charles Brown, Charles W Hogue
BACKGROUND: Impaired cerebral blood flow (CBF) autoregulation during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is associated with stroke and other adverse outcomes. Large and small arterial stenosis is prevalent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We hypothesize that large and/or small vessel cerebral arterial disease is associated with impaired cerebral autoregulation during CPB. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of data from 346 patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB enrolled in an ongoing prospectively randomized clinical trial of autoregulation monitoring were evaluated...
April 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674364/health-and-prevention-enhancement-h-peace-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study-conducted-at-the-seoul-national-university-hospital-gangnam-center-korea
#5
Changhyun Lee, Eun Kyung Choe, Ji Min Choi, Yunji Hwang, Young Lee, Boram Park, Su Jin Chung, Min-Sun Kwak, Jong-Eun Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Sue Kyung Park, Sang-Heon Cho
PURPOSE: The Health and Prevention Enhancement (H-PEACE) study was designed to investigate the association of diagnostic imaging results, biomarkers and the predisease stage of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as malignancies and metabolic diseases, in an average-risk population in Korea. PARTICIPANTS: This study enrolled a large-scale retrospective cohort at the Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul National University Hospital, from October 2003 to December 2014...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673546/interactions-among-the-variants-of-insulin-related-genes-and-nutrients-increase-the-risk-of-type-2-diabetes
#6
Kyung-Won Hong, Sung Hoon Kim, Xin Zhang, Sunmin Park
Asians easily develops type 2 diabetes (T2DM) since they have insufficient glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in insulin resistant states. Since this may be associated with genetic background, the hypothesis of this study was that inter-genetic and gene-nutrient interactions may explain the low insulin secretory capacity of Asians. Accordingly, we identified the best gene-gene and gene-nutrient interactions using generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) in a large Korean cohort (n=8,842)...
March 2018: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672760/nutritional-status-and-survival-of-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients-receiving-lanthanum-carbonate
#7
Hirotaka Komaba, Takatoshi Kakuta, Takehiko Wada, Miho Hida, Takao Suga, Masafumi Fukagawa
Background: Hyperphosphatemia and poor nutritional status are associated with increased mortality. Lanthanum carbonate is an effective, calcium-free phosphate binder, but little is known about the long-term impact on mineral metabolism, nutritional status and survival. Methods: We extended the follow-up period of a historical cohort of 2292 maintenance hemodialysis patients that was formed in late 2008. We examined 7-year all-cause mortality according to the serum phosphate levels and nutritional indicators in the entire cohort and then compared the mortality rate of the 562 patients who initiated lanthanum with that of the 562 propensity score-matched patients who were not treated with lanthanum...
April 16, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672438/alterations-of-inflammatory-and-matrix-production-indices-in-celiac-disease-with-low-bone-mass-on-long-term-gluten-free-diet
#8
Michele Di Stefano, Manuela Bergonzi, Irene Benedetti, Mara De Amici, Cristina Torre, Natascia Brondino, Emanuela Miceli, Elisabetta Pagani, Gian L Marseglia, Gino R Corazza, Antonio Di Sabatino
BACKGROUND: A clinically meaningful impairment of bone mass secondary to malabsorption is frequent in untreated celiac disease. In adult patients, a rigorous gluten-free diet (GFD) significantly improves, but does not always normalize, bone mineral density (BMD). The reason for this marginal response is unclear. Accordingly, we evaluated the role of both local and systemic factors for bone loss in celiac patients on long-term GFD. STUDY: In a prospective cohort, 22 patients with low lumbar and/or femoral BMD and 22 with normal BMD underwent bone and mineral metabolism evaluation: we tested calcium, phosphate, parathyroid hormone, and vitamin D; telopeptide of type I collagen, a bone resorption index; propeptide of type I procollagen, a bone neoformation index; receptor antagonist of NF-kB ligand, an osteoclast-stimulating factor; osteoprotegerin (OPG), a decoy receptor for RANKL...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669319/bubbles-induce-endothelial-microparticle-formation-via-a-calcium-dependent-pathway-involving-flippase-inactivation-and-rho-kinase-activation
#9
Xuhua Yu, Jiajun Xu, Wenwu Liu, Weigang Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intravascular bubbles can exert pleiotropic detrimental effects, partly by inducing endothelial microparticles (EMPs) production, which play critical roles in cell communication and vascular inflammation cascades. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This study aimed to delineate the possible mechanisms involving bubble-induced EMPs formation. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were contacted by bubbles and EMPs level in supernatant were quantified by flow cytometry...
April 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667200/treatment-in-a-preventive-cardiology-clinic-utilizing-advanced-practice-providers-apps-effectively-closes-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-ascvd-risk-management-gaps-amongst-a-primary-prevention-population-compared-with-a-propensity-matched-primary-care
#10
Emilio Fentanes, Anthony G Vande Hei, R Scott Holuby, Norma Suarez, Yousif Slim, Jennifer N Slim, Ahmad M Slim, Dustin Thomas
BACKGROUND: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) can fill access to care gaps created by physician shortages and improve adherence/compliance with preventive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) interventions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 595 patients enrolled in a preventive cardiology clinic (PCC) utilizing APPs compared with a propensity-matched cohort (PMC) of 595 patients enrolled in primary care clinics alone. PCC patients were risk stratified using Framingham risk scoring (FRS) and coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS) and treated based on published guideline-based algorithms...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667130/beneficial-effects-of-the-calcium-channel-blocker-ctk-01512-2-in-a-mouse-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#11
Rodrigo B M Silva, Samuel Greggio, Gianina T Venturin, Jaderson C da Costa, Marcus V Gomez, Maria M Campos
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) play a critical role in neuroinflammatory diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). CTK 01512-2 is a recombinant version of the peptide Phα1β derived from the spider Phoneutria nigriventer, which inhibits N-type VGCC/TRPA1-mediated calcium influx. We investigated the effects of this molecule in the mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The effects of CTK 01512-2 were compared to those displayed by ziconotide-a selective N-type VGCC blocker clinically used for chronic pain-and fingolimod-a drug employed for MS treatment...
April 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664239/evaluation-of-usefulness-of-propiverine-hydrochloride-in-poor-responders-to-previous-anticholinergics
#12
Naoya Masumori, Yuya Funato, Yasunobu Yamaguchi, Kunio Itoh
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, some patients have been unresponsive to anticholinergics used in the treatment of pollakisuria/urinary incontinence. It has been suggested that propiverine hydrochloride, which has not only anticholinergic activity, but also calcium antagonistic activity, may be useful in poor responders to other anticholinergics. In this study, a specific drug use-results survey was conducted in poor responders to other anticholinergics to evaluate the usefulness of propiverine hydrochloride...
May 2018: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
#13
Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660161/the-fgf-23-klotho-axis-and-its-relationship-with-phosphorus-calcium-vitamin-d-pth-aldosterone-severity-of-disease-and-outcome-in-hospitalised-foals
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A M Kamr, K A Dembek, B E Hildreth, P R Morresey, R A Rathgeber, T A Burns, A A Zaghawa, R E Toribio
BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) and klotho are key regulators of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) synthesis as well as phosphorus and calcium homeostasis; however, information on the FGF-23/klotho axis in healthy and hospitalised foals is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure serum FGF-23 and klotho concentrations and determine their association with serum phosphorus, total calcium (TCa), vitamin D metabolite [25(OH)D, 1,25(OH)2 D], PTH, and aldosterone concentrations, disease severity, and mortality in hospitalised foals...
April 16, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657201/prevalence-of-malnutrition-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-single-center-study-in-palestine
#15
Hinar Abu Rezeq, Lubna N Khdair, Zakaria I Hamdan, Waleed M Sweileh
Only a few studies have been published on the nutritional status of hemodialysis (HD) patients in Arab countries. The aim of this study was to determine the nutritional status and prevalence of malnutrition and its predictors among HD patients at An-Najah National University Hospital, Nablus, Palestine. A cross-sectional study was carried out on HD patients in this hospital. Seven-Point Subjective Global Assessment (7-point SGA) was used to assess the nutritional state of HD patients. Biochemical tests were obtained during the study period from medical files of the studied patients...
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657025/physical-fitness-adiposity-and-diets-as-surrogate-measures-of-bone-health-in-schoolchildren-a-biochemical-and-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
#16
Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami A Gabr, Ashraf A Rizk
This study aimed to investigate the associations between adiposity, muscular fitness (MF), diet, sun exposure, and physical activity profiles as surrogate measures with bone health status in a sample of schoolchildren aged 8-18 yr old. A total of 250 Egyptian schoolchildren aged 8-18 yr were randomly invited to participate in these cross-sectional survey analyses. Calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (c-BUA), bone mineral density (BMD), and bone formation markers (total calcium, serum bone alkaline phosphatase, and osteocalcin) were measured as markers of bone health...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656781/observational-and-genetic-associations-of-resting-heart-rate-with-aortic-valve-calcium
#17
Seamus P Whelton, Andreas C Mauer, Karol M Pencina, Joseph M Massaro, Ralph B D'Agostino, Caroline S Fox, Udo Hoffmann, Erin D Michos, Gina M Peloso, Line Dufresne, James C Engert, Sekar Kathiresan, Matthew Budoff, Wendy S Post, George Thanassoulis, Christopher J O'Donnell
It is unknown if lifelong exposure to increased hemodynamic stress from an elevated resting heart rate (HR) may contribute to aortic valve calcium (AVC). We performed multivariate regression analyses using data from 1,266 Framingham Heart Study (FHS) Offspring cohort participants and 6,764 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants. We constructed a genetic risk score (GRS) for HR using summary-level data in the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) AVC Consortium to investigate if there was evidence in favor of a causal relation...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652820/diet-quality-and-nutrient-intake-of-urban-overweight-and-obese-primarily-african-american-older-adults-with-osteoarthritis
#18
Sevasti Vergis, Linda Schiffer, Tiffany White, Andrew McLeod, Neda Khudeira, Andrew Demott, Marian Fitzgibbon, Susan Hughes, Lisa Tussing-Humphreys
Diet quality may be a unique target for preventing and managing obesity-related osteoarthritis (OA). Using the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), this study examined the nutrient intake and diet quality of 400 urban overweight and obese primarily African American older adults with self-reported lower extremity OA. Associations between sociodemographic and health-related factors and diet quality were explored. Participants (mean age 67.8 years, SD 5.9) were included. Habitual dietary intake was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ)...
April 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651732/maternal-cadmium-levels-during-pregnancy-and-the-relationship-with-preeclampsia-and-fetal-biometric-parameters
#19
Fan Wang, Fengyun Fan, Lianyun Wang, Wen Ye, Qiong Zhang, Shuangshuang Xie
Preeclampsia, which is caused by multiple factors, still remains one of the most serious complications of pregnancy. This study was designed to determine cadmium levels in women with preeclampsia compared to those of normotensive women. In this case-control study, maternal blood, umbilical cord blood, and placental cadmium levels were measured by an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry system in 51 women presenting consecutively with preeclampsia and 51 normotensive pregnant women. Groups were matched for maternal age, parity, and gestational age...
April 12, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644038/calcific-tendonitis-of-the-quadriceps-tendon
#20
S A Webb, M A Hopper, J Chitnavis
A 61-year-old woman presented with chronic anterior pain and stiffness in the distal left thigh. Examination revealed swelling and tenderness immediately proximal to the patella. Radiographs showed opacities in the distal anterior thigh whilst MRI identified enlargement of the distal quadriceps tendon with splayed fibres separated by solid conglomerates. Dystrophic calcification of the quadriceps tendon was diagnosed. Blood tests revealed no systemic abnormalities in calcium handling. Arthroscopy of the left knee identified calcific deposits in the supra-patella pouch with surrounding synovitis...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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