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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239496/two-phase-designs-for-joint-quantitative-trait-dependent-and-genotype-dependent-sampling-in-post-gwas-regional-sequencing
#1
Osvaldo Espin-Garcia, Radu V Craiu, Shelley B Bull
We evaluate two-phase designs to follow-up findings from genome-wide association study (GWAS) when the cost of regional sequencing in the entire cohort is prohibitive. We develop novel expectation-maximization-based inference under a semiparametric maximum likelihood formulation tailored for post-GWAS inference. A GWAS-SNP (where SNP is single nucleotide polymorphism) serves as a surrogate covariate in inferring association between a sequence variant and a normally distributed quantitative trait (QT). We assess test validity and quantify efficiency and power of joint QT-SNP-dependent sampling and analysis under alternative sample allocations by simulations...
December 14, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238433/improvement-of-diurnal-blood-pressure-variation-by-azilsartan
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Keisuke Okamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Tetsu Okuda, Hidenori Urata
Background: Azilsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker with a potent antihypertensive effect. Methods: In a multicenter, prospective, open-label study, 265 patients with poor blood pressure control despite treatment with other angiotensin II receptor blockers were switched to 20 mg/day of azilsartan (patients on standard dosages) or 40 mg/day of azilsartan (patients on high dosages). Results: Blood pressure was 149/83 mm Hg before switching and was significantly reduced from 1 month after switching until final assessment (132/76 mm Hg, P < 0...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234304/hypothesis-on-the-role-of-cryptochromes-in-inflammation-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-outcome
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Adriano Barreto Nogueira, Ariel Barreto Nogueira, José Carlos Esteves Veiga, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
We have recently found that the temperature variability (TV) in the day-night cycle may predict the mean intracranial pressure in the following 24 h (ICP24) in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients under multimodality monitoring, sedation, and hypothermia (<35°C). Specifically, we found that ICP24 = 6 (4 - TV) mmHg. TV is the ratio between the coefficient of variation of temperature during the nocturnal and the preceding diurnal periods. This result suggests that the circadian clock reflects brain plasticity mechanisms and its malfunctioning leads to deterioration of the neurologic status...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233909/oral-contraceptives-and-renal-water-handling-a-diurnal-study-in-young-women
#4
Charlotte Graugaard-Jensen, Gitte M Hvistendahl, Jørgen Frøkiær, Peter Bie, Jens Christian Djurhuus
To test the hypothesis that use of oral contraceptives (OC) changes diurnal variation in fluid balance mechanisms including blood pressure, secretion of vasopressin and oxytocin, and renal water and electrolyte excretion. Fifteen naturally cycling (NC) women in mid-follicular phase and 11 long-term OC users were included in a 24-h standardized inpatient study for measurements of vasopressin, oxytocin, sodium, and osmolality in plasma as well as urinary excretion of electrolytes, aquaporin-2, and prostaglandin E2...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233152/hyperuricemia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-at-hawassa-university-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-south-west-ethiopia
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Shiferaw Bekele Woyesa, Agete Tadewose Hirigo, Temesgen Bizuayehu Wube
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors such as diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Hyperuricemia is a condition in which the serum uric acid concentration is greater than 5.5 mg per deciliter for child and greater than 7.2 and 6.0 mg per deciliters for male and female adults respectively. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the magnitude of hyperuricemia and associated factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (HCSH) from February 28 to May 30 /2017...
December 12, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232331/theoretical-gas-concentrations-achieving-100-fill-of-the-vitreous-cavity-in-the-postoperative-period-a-gas-eye-model-study
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Tom H Williamson, Jean-Yves Guillemaut, Sheldon K Hall, Joseph C Hutter, Tony Goddard
PURPOSE: To determine the concentrations of different gas tamponades in air to achieve 100% fill of the vitreous cavity postoperatively and to examine the influence of eye volume on these concentrations. METHODS: A mathematical model of the mass transfer dynamics of tamponade and blood gases (O2, N2, and CO2) when injected into the eye was used. Mass transfer surface areas were calculated from published anatomical data. The model has been calibrated from published volumetric decay and composition results for three gases sulphahexafluoride (SF6), hexafluoroethane (C2F6), or perfluoropropane (C3F8)...
December 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229726/prognostic-significance-of-blood-pressure-variability-on-beat-to-beat-monitoring-after-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
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Alastair J S Webb, Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Visit-to-visit and day-to-day blood pressure (BP) variability (BPV) predict an increased risk of cardiovascular events but only reflect 1 form of BPV. Beat-to-beat BPV can be rapidly assessed and might also be predictive. METHODS: In consecutive patients within 6 weeks of transient ischemic attack or nondisabling stroke (Oxford Vascular Study), BPV (coefficient of variation) was measured beat-to-beat for 5 minutes (Finometer), day-to-day for 1 week on home monitoring (3 readings, 3× daily), and on awake ambulatory BP monitoring...
December 11, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226041/dapagliflozin-cardiovascular-safety-and-benefits-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Fatima Saleem
Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) such as dapagliflozin, canagliflozin, and empagliflozin, are a promising new therapy in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). SGLT2is can effectively reduce hyperglycemia thus improving glycemic control and they offer some beneficial effects on the cardiovascular (CV) system which can benefit patients with heart failure in addition toT2DM. The United States Food and Drug Administration requires new diabetes mellitus therapies to show a CV safety profile...
October 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216963/psychophysiological-effects-of-bamboo-plants-on-adults
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Ahmad Hassan, Qi Bing Chen, Tao Jiang, Bing Yang Lyu, Nian Li, Shu Li, Zi Yue Shangguan, Yun Ting Li, Zhou Li Jun, Qian Luo, Xin Yi Chen, Yi Yan Wang, Cheng Cheng Zeng, Jun Yang, Muhammad Sohaib Tahir
The present study was conducted to clarify the psychophysiological relaxation effects of viewing bamboo on university students. Forty healthy Chinese participants enrolled in this study to clarify the psychophysiological relaxation effects of viewing bamboo. The effects of visual stimulation using a pot both with and without a bamboo were recorded by measuring the student's blood pressure, EEG and STAI. We observed that viewing bamboo plants resulted in significantly lower systolic (female, P < 0.001; male, P < 0...
November 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216644/prognostic-factors-and-efficacy-for-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-a-chinese-single-center-retrospective-study
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Jing Zhang, Yiming Li, Zhiyong Peng
BACKGROUND: There is controversy about the efficacy and prognostic factors for continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in China due to practice variation. Our aim is to investigate these questions. METHOD: A total of 613 adult patients receiving CRRT in last 3 years from one Chinese ICU were enrolled. The analysis of demographic data, vital signs, and laboratory tests prior to CRRT and outcomes were performed. The data between pre- and post-CRRT were compared for efficacy analysis...
December 7, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215365/physiologic-evaluation-of-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-and-respiratory-mechanics-at-different-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-patients-undergoing-protective-one-lung-ventilation
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Savino Spadaro, Salvatore Grasso, Dan Stieper Karbing, Alberto Fogagnolo, Marco Contoli, Giacomo Bollini, Riccardo Ragazzi, Gilda Cinnella, Marco Verri, Narciso Giorgio Cavallesco, Stephen Edward Rees, Carlo Alberto Volta
BACKGROUND: Arterial oxygenation is often impaired during one-lung ventilation, due to both pulmonary shunt and atelectasis. The use of low tidal volume (VT) (5 ml/kg predicted body weight) in the context of a lung-protective approach exacerbates atelectasis. This study sought to determine the combined physiologic effects of positive end-expiratory pressure and low VT during one-lung ventilation. METHODS: Data from 41 patients studied during general anesthesia for thoracic surgery were collected and analyzed...
December 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215023/a-pilot-characterization-of-the-human-chronobiome
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Carsten Skarke, Nicholas F Lahens, Seth D Rhoades, Amy Campbell, Kyle Bittinger, Aubrey Bailey, Christian Hoffmann, Randal S Olson, Lihong Chen, Guangrui Yang, Thomas S Price, Jason H Moore, Frederic D Bushman, Casey S Greene, Gregory R Grant, Aalim M Weljie, Garret A FitzGerald
Physiological function, disease expression and drug effects vary by time-of-day. Clock disruption in mice results in cardio-metabolic, immunological and neurological dysfunction; circadian misalignment using forced desynchrony increases cardiovascular risk factors in humans. Here we integrated data from remote sensors, physiological and multi-omics analyses to assess the feasibility of detecting time dependent signals - the chronobiome - despite the "noise" attributable to the behavioral differences of free-living human volunteers...
December 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214526/high-intensity-interval-training-lowers-blood-pressure-and-improves-apelin-and-nox-plasma-levels-in-older-treated-hypertensive-individuals
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Mohammad Reza Izadi, Alireza Ghardashi Afousi, Maryam Asvadi Fard, Mohammad Ali Babaee Bigi
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Apelin levels and NO bioavailability are impaired in older hypertensive patients. Exercise is an effective intervention for treating hypertension. Our purpose was to evaluate the effect of high-intensity interval training on blood pressure, apelin, and NOx plasma levels in older treated hypertensive individuals. Thirty treated hypertensive subjects (61.70 ± 5.78 years, 17 males, 13 females) were randomly divided into 6 weeks of high-intensity interval training (n = 15) and control (n = 15)...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214397/xanthine-oxidase-and-uric-acid-as-independent-predictors-of-albuminuria-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
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Aleksandra Klisic, Gordana Kocic, Nebojsa Kavaric, Milovan Jovanovic, Verica Stanisic, Ana Ninic
Xanthine oxidase (XO) is an important enzyme responsible for conversion of purine bases to uric acid and represents the major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in circulation. Since pathophysiological mechanism of the relationship between XO activity and urinary albumin excretion (UAE) rate is not well elucidated, we aimed to investigate this association in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2). In addition, we wanted to examine whether uric acid itself plays an independent role in albuminuria onset and progression, or it is only mediated through XO activity...
December 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212477/nurse-health-and-lifestyle-modification-versus-standard-care-in-40-to-70-year-old-regional-adults-study-protocol-of-the-management-to-optimise-diabetes-and-metabolic-syndrome-risk-reduction-via-nurse-led-intervention-modern-randomized-controlled-trial
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Melinda J Carrington, Paul Zimmet
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), the clustering of multiple leading risk factors, predisposes individuals to increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardio-metabolic disease risk increases with greater remoteness where specialist services are scarce. Nurse-led interventions are effective for the management of chronic disease. The aim of this clinical trial is to determine whether a nurse-implemented health and lifestyle modification program is more beneficial than standard care to reduce cardio-metabolic abnormalities and future risk of CVD and diabetes in individuals with MetS...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207251/oral-contraceptives-modulate-the-muscle-metaboreflex-in-healthy-young-women
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Hanna R Parmar, Jasmin Sears, Yannick Molgat-Seon, Cara L McCulloch, Laura A McCracken, Courtney V Brown, Andrew William Sheel, Paolo B Dominelli
There are known sex-differences in blood pressure regulation. The differences are related to ovarian hormones that influence β-adrenergic receptors and the transduction of muscle sympathetic nerve activity. Oral contraceptives (OC) modulate the ovarian hormonal profile in women and therefore may alter the cardiovascular response. We questioned if OC would alter the absolute pressor response to static exercise and influence the day-to-day variability of the response. Healthy men (n=11) and women (n=19) completed a familiarization day and two experimental testing days...
December 5, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206728/distributions-and-behavior-of-vital-signs-in-critically-ill-children-by-admission-diagnosis
#17
Danny Eytan, Andrew J Goodwin, Robert Greer, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Mjaye Mazwi, Peter C Laussen
OBJECTIVES: Define the distributions of heart rate and intraarterial blood pressure in children at admission to an ICU based on admission diagnosis and examine trends in these physiologic signs over 72 hours from admission (or to discharge if earlier). DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of continuously acquired signals. SETTING: A quaternary and primary referral children's hospital with a general PICU and cardiac critical care unit. PATIENTS: One thousand two hundred eighty-nine patients less than 18 years old were analyzed...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203173/evaluation-of-the-dynamic-predictors-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-dogs-receiving-goal-directed-fluid-therapy
#18
Maja J Drozdzynska, Yu-Mei Chang, Giacomo Stanzani, Ludovic Pelligand
OBJECTIVES: Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) based on pulse pressure variation (PPV) was used in anaesthetized dogs undergoing abdominal surgeries. The aims were 1) to evaluate the success rate of the PPV ≥13% in detecting fluid responsiveness [delta stroke volume (ΔSV) ≥10%]; 2) to assess the correlation between PPV, systolic pressure variation (SPV), Plethysmograph Variability Index (PVI) and central venous pressure (CVP) and 3) to establish the threshold value for the PVI that would predict a PPV value of ≥13% and indirectly discriminate responders from nonresponders to fluid therapy...
June 17, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202543/-experts-consensus-on-the-management-of-the-right-heart-function-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
X T Wang, D W Liu, H M Zhang, Y Long, X D Guan, H B Qiu, K J Yu, J Yan, H Zhao, Y Q Tang, X Ding, X C Ma, W Du, Y Kang, B Tang, Y H Ai, H W He, D C Chen, H Chen, W Z Chai, X Zhou, N Cui, H Wang, X Rui, Z J Hu, J G Li, Y Xu, Y Yang, B Ouyan, H Y Lin, Y M Li, X Y Wan, R L Yang, Y Z Qin, Y G Chao, Z Y Xie, R H Sun, Z Y He, D F Wang, Q Q Huang, D P Jiang, X Y Cao, R G Yu, X Wang, X K Chen, J F Wu, L N Zhang, M G Yin, L X Liu, S W Li, Z J Chen, Z Luo
To establish the experts consensus on the right heart function management in critically ill patients. The panel of consensus was composed of 30 experts in critical care medicine who are all members of Critical Hemodynamic Therapy Collaboration Group (CHTC Group). Each statement was assessed based on the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) principle. Then the Delphi method was adopted by 52 experts to reassess all the statements. (1) Right heart function is prone to be affected in critically illness, which will result in a auto-exaggerated vicious cycle...
December 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201997/cardiac-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease-leads-various-hemodynamic-parameters-obtained-using-simple-non-invasive-tests-to-their-appropriate-levels
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Makito Futami, Kanta Fujimi, Takashi Ueda, Takuro Matsuda, Masaomi Fujita, Kouji Kaino, Maaya Sakamoto, Tomoe Horita, Rie Koyoshi, Tadaaki Arimura, Yuhei Shiga, Takashi Kuwano, Ken Kitajima, Keijiro Saku, Shin-Ichiro Miura
We evaluated whether comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) could improve various hemodynamic parameters obtained using simple non-invasive tests. We analyzed 48 CVD patients with (n = 38, CR group) or without (n = 10, non-CR group) a CR program, and prospectively followed them for 12 months. Various parameters were measured at baseline and after 12 months using 3 simple non-invasive tests: blood pressure (BP) and severity of atherosclerosis [arterial velocity pulse index (AVI) and atrial pressure volume index] were determined using PASESA®, an index of total autonomic nerve activity and a coefficient of variation of the R-R interval (CVRR) were determined using eHEART®, and the total peripheral resistance, stroke volume and cardiac index (CI) were determined using nico®...
December 2017: IJC Heart & Vasculature
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