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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647689/associations-of-cigarette-smoking-with-subclinical-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-elsa-brasil-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health
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Sina Kianoush, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Mahmoud Al-Rifai, Andrew P DeFilippis, Marcio S Bittencourt, Bruce B Duncan, Isabela M Bensenor, Aruni Bhatnagar, Paulo A Lotufo, Michael J Blaha
BACKGROUND: There is a need to identify sensitive biomarkers of early tobacco-related cardiovascular disease. We examined the association of smoking status, burden, time since quitting, and intensity, with markers of inflammation and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 14 103 participants without clinical cardiovascular disease in ELSA-Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health). We evaluated baseline cross-sectional associations between smoking parameters and inflammation (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP]) and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis (carotid intima-media thickness, ankle-brachial index, and coronary artery calcium [CAC])...
June 24, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646901/effect-of-ezetimibe-add-on-therapy-over-52%C3%A2-weeks-extension-analysis-of-prospective-randomized-trial-research-study-in-type-2-diabetes-subjects
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Kentaro Sakamoto, Mitsunobu Kawamura, Takayuki Watanabe, Keiko Ashidate, Takahide Kohro, Akira Tanaka, Yasumichi Mori, Motoki Tagami, Tsutomu Hirano, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Teruo Shiba
BACKGROUND: Lowering cholesterol levels decreases the risk of atherosclerotic diseases. Effective ways to stably reduce LDL-C level are warranted in type 2 diabetic patients, a high-risk population for CVD, with various anti-diabetic therapeutic background. The RESEARCH study focuses on LDL-C reduction in this population along with modifications of the lipid profiles. We evaluated long-term ezetimibe add-on therapy in T2DM patients with hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: In a randomized, multicenter, open-label, prospective study, a total of 109 T2DM patients not attaining LDL-C target value despite first-line dose statin (10 mg of atorvastatin or 1 mg of pitavastatin) therapy in Japan were recruited...
June 24, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646244/increased-soluble-vcam-1-and-normal-p-selectin-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jan K Nowak, Irena Wojsyk-Banaszak, Edyta Mądry, Andrzej Wykrętowicz, Patrycja Krzyżanowska, Sławomira Drzymała-Czyż, Agata Nowicka, Andrzej Pogorzelski, Ewa Sapiejka, Wojciech Skorupa, Mariusz Szczepanik, Aleksandra Lisowska, Jaroslaw Walkowiak
PURPOSE: As life expectancy in cystic fibrosis (CF) increases, questions regarding its potential impact on cardiovascular health arise. Soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (sVCAM-1), P-selectin (sP-selectin) are proposed as biomarkers of cardiovascular disease. We aimed to: compare their concentrations in clinically stable CF patients and healthy subjects (HS) and verify whether they independently correlate with CF characteristics. METHODS: Serum sVCAM-1 and sP-selectin levels were measured using ELISA...
June 23, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645636/theobromine-does-not-affect-postprandial-lipid-metabolism-and-duodenal-gene-expression-but-has-unfavorable-effects-on-postprandial-glucose-and-insulin-responses-in-humans
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Lotte Smolders, Ronald P Mensink, Mark V Boekschoten, Rogier J J de Ridder, Jogchum Plat
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Chocolate consumption is associated with a decreased risk for CVD. Theobromine, a compound in cocoa, may explain these effects as it favorably affected fasting serum lipids. However, long-term effects of theobromine on postprandial metabolism as well as underlying mechanisms have never been studied. The objective was to evaluate the effects of 4-week theobromine consumption (500 mg/day) on fasting and postprandial lipid, lipoprotein and glucose metabolism, and duodenal gene expression...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645109/elevated-hemoglobin-glycation-index-identify-non-diabetic-individuals-at-increased-risk-of-kidney-dysfunction
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Teresa Vanessa Fiorentino, Maria Adelaide Marini, Elena Succurro, Angela Sciacqua, Francesco Andreozzi, Francesco Perticone, Giorgio Sesti
Hemoglobin glycation index (HGI), calculated as the difference between the observed value of HbA1 and the predicted HbA1c based on plasma glucose concentration, is a measure of the individual tendency toward non-enzymatic hemoglobin glycation which has been found to be positively associated with nephropathy in subjects with diabetes. In this cross-sectional study we aimed to evaluate whether higher HGI levels are associated with impaired kidney function also among nondiabetic individuals.The study group comprised 1505 White nondiabetic individuals stratified in quartiles according to HGI levels...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644968/serum-lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-predicts-the-formation-of-carotid-artery-plaque-and-its-vulnerability-in-anterior-circulation-cerebral-infarction
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Yuping Yang, Tao Xue, Juehua Zhu, Jiayi Xu, Xiaowei Hu, Penghao Wang, Tao Kong, Yan Yan, Lihui Yang, Shouru Xue
OBJECTIVE: Circulation inflammation markers such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) are considered as predictors of cerebral and cardiac vascular diseases. However, the role of hsCRP and Lp-PLA2 in the anterior circulation cerebral infarction (ACI) is to be elaborated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 100 patients with acute anterior circulation cerebral infarction (AaCI group) and 50 non-infarction subjects (control group)...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641369/markers-of-inflammation-and-incident-breast-cancer-risk-in-the-women-s-health-study
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Deirdre K Tobias, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Paulette D Chandler, Patrick R Lawler, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, Paul M Ridker, Lu Wang, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
Chronic inflammation may be a risk factor for breast cancer development and progression, yet which inflammatory biomarkers and pathways are relevant is unknown. The study included 27,071 Women's Health Study participants (mean, 54.5 years old) free of cancer and cardiovascular disease at enrollment (1992 to 1995) with baseline measures of four inflammatory biomarkers: high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), fibrinogen, N-acetyl side-chains of acute phase proteins (GlycA), and soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1)...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637418/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-crocus-sativus-on-the-serum-cytokines-levels-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Tayebe Kermani, Maedeh Zebarjadi, Hassan Mehrad-Majd, Seyed-Reza Mirhafez, Maryam Shemshian, Faezeh Ghasemi, Elham Mohammadzadeh, Seyed Hadi Mousavi, Abdolreza Norouzy, Toktam Moghiman, Akram Sadeghi, Gordon Ferns, Amir Avan, Elaheh Mahdipour, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A growing body of evidence supports an important role of inflammatory-cytokines in development and progression of metabolic-syndrome (MetS), which explain, at least in part, its relationship with an increased cardiovascular-risk. Several studies have reported the therapeutic-impact of crocus-sativus in preclinical/clinical setting. Here we have explored the effects of crocus-sativus, saffron, on the modulation of twelve serum cytokines in subjects with MetS in a randomized control trial...
June 21, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630872/effect-of-regular-aerobic-activity-in-young-healthy-athletes-on-profile-of-endothelial-function-and-platelet-activity
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Katarzyna Podgórska, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Ewa Szahidewicz-Krupska, Jakub Jasiczek, Piotr Dobrowolski, Aneta Radziwon-Balicka, Robert Skomro, Andrzej Szuba, Grzegorz Mazur, Adrian Doroszko
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of regular professional sports activity on the endothelial and platelet function in young men. The studied group were 79 young men (18-40 y, 25 athletes and 54 without any regular physical activity). The nitric oxide (NO) metabolic pathway intermediates, oxidative stress markers, mediators of inflammation, and platelet aggregation were measured. Flow mediated dilation (FMD) was studied before and after intravenous 16,0 g L-arginine infusion, which was repeated after oral administration of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA-75 mg/day) for 4 days...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630603/elevated-il-37-levels-in-the-plasma-of-patients-with-severe-coronary-artery-calcification
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Meng Chai, Hai-Tao Zhang, Yu-Jie Zhou, Qing-Wei Ji, Qing Yang, Yu-Yang Liu, Ying-Xin Zhao, Dong-Mei Shi, Wei Liu, Li-Xia Yang, Lin-Lin Zhang, Jing Liang
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is a predictor of cardiovascular events and plaque burden and is closely associated with chronic inflammation. Interleukin (IL)-37 is a newly discovered member of the IL-1 family and is considered an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Our recent study on mice indicated that IL-37 could attenuate atherosclerosis and vascular calcification, which suggests that IL-37 could be associated with the development of atherosclerosis and related diseases...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626770/upregulation-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-protein-8-like-2-mrna-is-negatively-correlated-with-serum-concentrations-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukin-6-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yongliang Liu, Xinmei Wang, Yan Zhao, Peiqing Zhao, Lianqing Wang, Qiaoli Zhai, Xiaowei Zhang, Wenxiu Tian, Xinxin Xiang, Tao Li
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein 8-like 2 (TIPE2 or TNFAIP8L2) is a negative regulator of natural and adaptive immunity. The role of TIPE2 in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) remains unknown, although TIPE2 plays key roles in preserving inflammatory homeostasis. METHODS: TIPE2 expression was measured by Western blotting and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from T2DM patients and healthy controls, and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and other related biometabolic parameters were detected using a nephelometer or by ELISA...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625611/comparing-sf-36%C3%A2-scores-versus-biomarkers-to-predict-mortality-in-primary-cardiac-prevention-patients
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Rony Lahoud, Vasutakarn Chongthammakun, Yuping Wu, Nael Hawwa, Danielle M Brennan, Leslie Cho
BACKGROUND: Risk stratification plays an important role in evaluating patients with no known cardiovascular disease (CVD). Few studies have investigated health-related quality of life questionnaires such as the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36®) as predictive tools for mortality, particularly in direct comparison with biomarkers. Our objective is to measure the relative effectiveness of SF-36® scores in predicting mortality when compared to traditional and novel biomarkers in a primary prevention population...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606604/the-ability-of-the-wide-range-crp-assay-to-classify-individuals-with-low-grade-inflammation-into-cardiovascular-risk-groups
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Tomer Ziv-Baran, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Inbal Etz-Hadar, Ilana Goldiner, Ahuva Gottreich, Yifat Alcalay, David Zeltser, Itzhak Shapira, Yoel Angel, Limor Friedensohn, Michal Ehrenwald, Shlomo Berliner, Ori Rogowski
BACKGROUND: High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) has become a routine assessment tool to discriminate between patients at low, intermediate or high risk for cardiovascular events using the threshold values of 1 and 3mg/L, respectively. Over the past years, several studies have proposed the wide range C-reactive protein (wrCRP) as an alternative to the hsCRP in various clinical scenarios. However, the potential use of wrCRP in assessing the cardiovascular risk has not yet been evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598779/preclinical-biomarker-associations-with-both-incident-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-subsequent-mortality-sex-effects-in-a-41-year-community-based-case-control-cohort-study
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Alfonse T Masi, Azeem A Rehman, Laura C Jorgenson, Jean C Aldag
OBJECTIVES: To identify sex effects and preclinical serum biomarker associations with both incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its subsequent mortality, using a 41-year, community-based, case-control cohort. METHODS: After cohort entry in 1974, incident RA cases (n=54) had clinical onsets between 1977 and 1994. Cohort control (CN) subjects were individually matched on entry to cases (4 CN:1 RA, n=216). All subjects were followed for survival from 1995 through 2015...
June 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598285/effect-of-non-surgical-periodontal-therapy-along-with-myo-inositol-on-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-insulin-resistance-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-women-having-chronic-periodontitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dr Deepti, Dr Shikha Tewari, Dr Satish Chander Narula, Dr Savita Rani Singhal, Dr Rajinder Kumar Sharma
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy along with medical treatment on the level of serological marker of inflammation {high sensitivity-C Reactive Protein (hsCRP)} and Insulin resistance{Homeostatic Model Assessment(HOMA)} in Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) women having periodontitis. METHODS: Women having PCOS with chronic periodontitis (n=60) were randomly divided into two groups. Test Group: treated with scaling and root planing along with Myo-inositol and Control Group: treated with Myo-inositol along with oral hygiene instructions...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595341/obstructive-sleep-apnea-dynamically-increases-nocturnal-plasma-free-fatty-acids-glucose-and-cortisol-during-sleep
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Swati Chopra, Aman Rathore, Haris Younas, Luu V Pham, Chenjuan Gu, Aleksandra Beselman, Il-Young Kim, Robert R Wolfe, Jamie Perin, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, Jonathan C Jun
Context: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This association may be related to metabolic changes that transpire during sleep in OSA. Objective: To examine the impact of OSA, elicited by cessation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), on frequently sampled nocturnal metabolic markers including plasma free fatty acids (FFA), glucose, insulin, triglycerides, cortisol, and lactate; as well as glucose production, oral glucose tolerance, blood pressure, endothelial function, cholesterol, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594865/gender-linked-impact-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-in-patients-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-or-non-coronary-valve-surgery
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Gulinu Maimaituxun, Michio Shimabukuro, Hotimah Masdan Salim, Minoru Tabata, Daisuke Yuji, Yoshihisa Morimoto, Takeshi Akasaka, Tomomi Matsuura, Shusuke Yagi, Daiju Fukuda, Hirotsugu Yamada, Takeshi Soeki, Takaki Sugimoto, Masashi Tanaka, Shuichiro Takanashi, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Traditional and non-traditional risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) are different between men and women. Gender-linked impact of epicardial adipose tissue volume (EATV) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains unknown. METHODS: Gender-linked impact of EATV, abdominal fat distribution and other traditional ASCVD risk factors were compared in 172 patients (men: 115; women: 57) who underwent CABG or non-coronary valvular surgery (non-CABG)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584399/immunonutrition-in-patients-with-cyctic-fibrosis-leads-to-drop-of-serum-amyloid-a-and-increase-of-oxidative-stress
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Ondrej Hloch, Jiri Charvat, Libor Fila, Havlin Jan
The aim of the present study is to evaluate of the impact of immunonutrition on parameters of oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with cystic fibrosis and malnutrition. In the 30 patients with cystic fibrosis and long-term enteral nutrition support for malnutrition the effect of standard and immunonutrion sipping on oxidative stress and inflammatory activity parameters was compared. Malonyldialdehyde (MDA) as parameter of oxidative stress and serum amyloid A (SAA), interleukin 1 and 6, hsCRP, IgM, IgA, IgG as parameters of inflammatory activity were examined...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575405/long-term-exposure-to-road-traffic-noise-ambient-air-pollution-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-the-hunt-and-lifelines-cohorts
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Yutong Cai, Anna L Hansell, Marta Blangiardo, Paul R Burton, Kees de Hoogh, Dany Doiron, Isabel Fortier, John Gulliver, Kristian Hveem, Stéphane Mbatchou, David W Morley, Ronald P Stolk, Wilma L Zijlema, Paul Elliott, Susan Hodgson
Aims: Blood biochemistry may provide information on associations between road traffic noise, air pollution, and cardiovascular disease risk. We evaluated this in two large European cohorts (HUNT3, Lifelines). Methods and results: Road traffic noise exposure was modelled for 2009 using a simplified version of the Common Noise Assessment Methods in Europe (CNOSSOS-EU). Annual ambient air pollution (PM10, NO2) at residence was estimated for 2007 using a Land Use Regression model...
May 31, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549956/serum-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-hscrp-level-and-crp-genetic-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Zuo Shangwei, Wei Yingqi, Xiong Jiang, Wu Zhongyin, Juan Juan, Chen Dafang, Hu Yonghua, Guo Wei
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development involves an inflammatory process with a potential genetic background. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase protein and was elevated in patients with AAA. The aim of this study was to investigate the association among serum high-sensitive CRP (hsCRP) concentration, its CRP genetic polymorphisms and AAA. METHODS: Serum hsCRP concentrations and abdominal aorta diameters were measured, correlation analysis between them were performed in 155 unrelated participants with AAA and 310 non-AAA controls...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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