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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936125/automatic-coronary-artery-calcium-scoring-on-radiotherapy-planning-ct-scans-of-breast-cancer-patients-reproducibility-and-association-with-traditional-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Sofie A M Gernaat, Ivana Išgum, Bob D de Vos, Richard A P Takx, Danny A Young-Afat, Noor Rijnberg, Diederick E Grobbee, Yolanda van der Graaf, Pim A de Jong, Tim Leiner, Desiree H J van den Bongard, Jean-Philippe Pignol, Helena M Verkooijen
OBJECTIVES: Coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a strong and independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. This study assesses reproducibility of automatic CAC scoring on radiotherapy planning computed tomography (CT) scans of breast cancer patients, and examines its association with traditional cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: This study included 561 breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy between 2013 and 2015. CAC was automatically scored with an algorithm using supervised pattern recognition, expressed as Agatston scores and categorized into five categories (0, 1-10, 11-100, 101-400, >400)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934558/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-postrenal-transplant-an-often-forgotten-hormone
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Fateme Shamekhi Amiri, Mohammad Reza Khatami
Fibroblast growth factor 23 is likely to be the most important regulator of phosphate homeostasis, which mediates its functions through fibroblast growth factor receptors and the coreceptor Klotho. In addition to reducing expression of the sodium-phosphate cotransporters NPT2a and NPT2c in the proximal tubules, fibroblast growth factor 23 inhibits renal 1α-hydroxylase and stimulates 24-hydroxylase and appears to reduce parathyroid hormone secretion in short-term studies. Fibroblast growth factor 23 synthesis and secretion by osteocytes and osteoblasts are upregulated through 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 and through an increased dietary phosphate intake...
December 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929199/platelets-as-a-novel-source-of-gremlin-1-implications-for-thromboinflammation
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Madhumita Chatterjee, Alexander Behrendt, Martina Schmid, Sandra Beck, Martina Schneider, Andreas Mack, Iris Müller, Tobias Geisler, Meinrad Gawaz
Platelets mediating haemostasis-thrombosis are central players in coronary artery disease (CAD). We characterised platelets as a novel source of Gremlin-1. Platelets express Gremlin-1 like inflammatory and endothelial cells. Gremlin-1 co-localised with P-selectin containing randomly distributed α-granules under resting state, which were peripheralised following platelet activation or adhesion over fibrinogen-coated surface. Gremlin-1 release upon activation with ADP, CRP, and TRAP was detected as enhanced surface expression; also in activated platelet supernatant as detected by Western Blot following CRP activation and by ELISA upon activation with ADP, CRP, PAR-1, and PAR4 agonist...
December 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928449/severe-asymptomatic-coronary-obstruction-in-chronic-hemodialysed-patient-a-case-report
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Voiculeț C, Zara O, Văcăroiu I, Bogeanu C, Tiron T, Turcu F, Aron G, Ciocâlteu A
Introduction. Arterial stiffness and vascular calcifications are independent predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 5D population. According to the guidelines, patients on renal replacement therapy represent a very high cardiovascular risk class. Case report. We report the case of a 67-year-old hypertensive male patient, known with CKD stage 5D on hemodialysis (three times per week), secondary bone mineral disease, admitted for progressive right leg pain...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927781/genetic-variants-associated-with-circulating-parathyroid-hormone
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Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Pamela L Lutsey, Marcus E Kleber, Carrie M Nielson, Braxton D Mitchell, Joshua C Bis, Karen M Eny, Laura Portas, Joel Eriksson, Mattias Lorentzon, Daniel L Koller, Yuri Milaneschi, Alexander Teumer, Stefan Pilz, Maria Nethander, Elizabeth Selvin, Weihong Tang, Lu-Chen Weng, Hoi Suen Wong, Dongbing Lai, Munro Peacock, Anke Hannemann, Uwe Völker, Georg Homuth, Matthias Nauk, Federico Murgia, Jack W Pattee, Eric Orwoll, Joseph M Zmuda, Jose Antonio Riancho, Myles Wolf, Frances Williams, Brenda Penninx, Michael J Econs, Kathleen A Ryan, Claes Ohlsson, Andrew D Paterson, Bruce M Psaty, David S Siscovick, Jerome I Rotter, Mario Pirastu, Elizabeth Streeten, Winfried März, Caroline Fox, Josef Coresh, Henri Wallaschofski, James S Pankow, Ian H de Boer, Bryan Kestenbaum
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a primary calcium regulatory hormone. Elevated serum PTH concentrations in primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism have been associated with bone disease, hypertension, and in some studies, cardiovascular mortality. Genetic causes of variation in circulating PTH concentrations are incompletely understood. We performed a genome-wide association study of serum PTH concentrations among 29,155 participants of European ancestry from 13 cohort studies (n=22,653 and n=6502 in discovery and replication analyses, respectively)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926633/effects-of-calcium-vitamin-d-and-hormone-therapy-on-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter F Schnatz, Xuezhi Jiang, Aaron K Aragaki, Matthew Nudy, David M OʼSullivan, Mark Williams, Erin S LeBlanc, Lisa W Martin, JoAnn E Manson, James M Shikany, Karen C Johnson, Marcia L Stefanick, Martha E Payne, Jane A Cauley, Barbara V Howard, John Robbins
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the treatment effect of calcium+vitamin D supplementation, hormone therapy, both, and neither on cardiovascular disease risk factors. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among Women's Health Initiative (WHI) participants. The predefined primary outcome was low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). RESULTS: Between September 1993 and October 1998, a total of 68,132 women aged 50-79 years were recruited and randomized to the WHI-Dietary Modification (n=48,835) and WHI-Hormone Therapy trials (n=27,347)...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915991/control-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-colorectal-cancer-by-synthetic-vitamin-d-receptor-ligands
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Ichiro Takada, Makoto Makishima
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are associated with an increased risk of cancer, autoimmune disease, inflammation, infection, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disease, as well as bone and mineral disorders. The vitamin D receptor (VDR), a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily, is a receptor for the active form of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 [1,25(OH)2D3], and mediates vitamin D regulation of specific target gene expression. The secondary bile acid lithocholic acid, which is produced by intestinal bacteria, is another natural VDR ligand...
December 2, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914706/vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease-different-bricks-in-the-wall
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Marc Vervloet, Mario Cozzolino
A high prevalence of vascular calcification (VC) and a high incidence of cardiovascular events are two key complications of chronic kidney disease. Since most observational studies found a positive association between these two complications, a causal relationship has been assumed. If so, this would render VC a target of therapy. Recent studies, however, suggested this assumption might be an oversimplification. The fundamental aspects of these recent studies are two-fold. The first novel insight is that VC is not a single entity...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913572/very-low-density-lipoprotein-vldl-induced-signals-mediating-aldosterone-production
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Ying-Ying Tsai, William E Rainey, Wendy B Bollag
Aldosterone, secreted by the adrenal zona glomerulosa, enhances sodium retention, thus increasing blood volume and pressure. Excessive production of aldosterone results in high blood pressure, and contributes to cardiovascular and renal disease, stroke, and visual loss. Hypertension is also associated with obesity, which s correlated with other serious health risks as well. Although weight gain is associated with increased blood pressure, the mechanism by which excess fat deposits increase blood pressure remains unclear...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906915/the-value-of-ct-cardiac-angiography-and-ct-calcium-score-testing-in-a-modern-cardiology-service-in-new-zealand-a-report-of-a-single-centre-eight-year-experience-from-5-237-outpatient-procedures
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Chris Ellis, Greg Gamble, Colin Edwards, Niels van Pelt, Ruvin Gabriel, Boris Lowe, Jonathan Christiansen, Andrew To, Helen Winch, Mark Osborne, John Ormiston, Malcolm Legget
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiography is of increasing value in several areas of patient management in cardiology. We assessed the ability of CT cardiac angiography to effectively 'rule out' severe coronary stenoses in patients presenting with 'atypical' symptoms and/or an equivocal stress test, which offers a new approach to the management of coronary artery disease. We also examined the use of the CT calcium score test in cardiovascular (CVS) risk assessment. METHODS: From a large single centre (Mercy Hospital) in Auckland, using a prospectively acquired, comprehensive database, we audited the entire eight-year experience of 5,169 patients (7/8/06 to 31/1/14) who underwent 5,237 64-slice computed tomographic (CT) cardiac angiogram or CT calcium score tests (GE Lightspeed scanner)...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905009/increased-serum-al-levels-in-hemodialysis-patients-kept-enhanced-during-a-2-year-prospective-study
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Maria L Reina de la Torre, Herminia Lopez García de la Serrana, Loreto Martí Del Moral, Magdalena Palomares Bayo, Miguel Navarro-Alarcón
The regulation of mineral homeostasis is altered in hemodialysis patients with renal insufficiency, producing increased risk for secondary diseases like cardiovascular ones. We hypothesized that risen serum aluminum (Al) concentration in hemodialysis patients kept enhanced during a 2-year longitudinal study is associated with enhanced cardiovascular risk and influenced by medical treatments. This study reports the prospective monitoring of serum Al levels in six-monthly samplings over 2 years in 116 hemodialysis patients and a control group of 50 healthy adults...
November 30, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904029/coronary-artery-calcium-and-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-and-plaque-clinical-use-in-need-of-clarification
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Maryam Zaid, Akira Fujiyoshi, Aya Kadota, Robert D Abbott, Katsuyuki Miura
Atherosclerosis begins in early life and has a long latent period prior to onset of clinical disease. Measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, therefore, may have important implications for research and clinical practice of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). In this review, we focus on coronary artery calcium (CAC) and carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and plaque as many population-based studies have investigated these measures due to their non-invasive features and ease of administration...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903997/effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-serum-biomarkers-inflammatory-agents-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Firouzeh Moeinzadeh, Shahrzad Shahidi, Mojgan Mortazavi, Shahaboddin Dolatkhah, Mohammadhossein Kajbaf, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard, Alireza Moghtaderi
INTRODUCTION: Patients on long-term hemodialysis are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and premature mortality. It is generally believed that omega-3 supplementation can prevent cardiovascular events due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two hemodialysis patients were divided into 2 groups to receive omega-3 and placebo for 6 six months. Serum biomarkers and inflammatory agents were measured in both groups before and after the intervention...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903540/greater-volume-but-not-higher-density-of-abdominal-aortic-calcium-is-associated-with-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk-mesa-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Nketi I Forbang, Erin D Michos, Robyn L McClelland, Rosemay A Remigio-Baker, Matthew A Allison, Veit Sandfort, Joachim H Ix, Isac Thomas, Dena E Rifkin, Michael H Criqui
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic calcium (AAC) and coronary artery calcium (CAC) independently and similarly predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The standard AAC and CAC score, the Agatston method, upweights for greater calcium density, thereby modeling higher calcium density as a CVD hazard. METHODS AND RESULTS: Computed tomography scans were used to measure AAC and CAC volume and density in a multiethnic cohort of community-dwelling individuals, and Cox proportional hazard was used to determine their independent association with incident coronary heart disease (CHD, defined as myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or CHD death), cardiovascular disease (CVD, defined as CHD plus stroke and stroke death), and all-cause mortality...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902619/association-between-plasma-adamts-7-levels-and-severity-of-disease-in-patients-with-stable-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Jie Yu, Boda Zhou, Haiyi Yu, Jiangli Han, Ming Cui, Fuchun Zhang, Guisong Wang, Lijun Guo, Wei Gao
The metalloproteinase family of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-7 (ADAMTS-7) was reported to be a novel locus associated with human coronary artery disease. This study aimed to investigate plasma ADAMTS-7 levels in stable obstructive CAD patients and elucidate the relationship between plasma ADAMTS-7 levels and the severity of CAD assessed by the Syntax score.This was a single center cross-sectional study performed in 182 CAD patients. ELISA was used to measure plasma ADAMTS-7 levels...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901176/different-methods-of-calculating-ankle-brachial-index-in-mid-elderly-men-and-women-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil
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M Miname, I M Bensenor, P A Lotufo
The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis related to health-adverse outcomes. ABI is inexpensive compared to other indexes, such as coronary calcium score and determination of carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT). Our objective was to identify how the ABI can be applied to primary care. Three different methods of calculating the ABI were compared among 13,921 men and women aged 35 to 74 years who were free of cardiovascular diseases and enrolled in the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)...
2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
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Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900619/current-perspectives-on-antihypertensive-probiotics
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REVIEW
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Byong H Lee, Deog H Oh
Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Optimizing blood pressure results in an overall health outcome. Over the years, the gut microbiota has been found to play a significant role in host metabolic processes, immunity, and physiology. Dietary strategies have therefore become a target for restoring disturbed gut microbiota to treat metabolic diseases. Probiotics and their fermented products have been shown in many studies to lower blood pressure by suppressing nitrogen oxide production in microphages, reducing reactive oxygen species, and enhancing dietary calcium absorption...
November 29, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900314/renal-and-cardiovascular-morbidities-associated-with-apol1-status-among-african-american-and-non-african-american-children-with-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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Robert P Woroniecki, Derek K Ng, Sophie Limou, Cheryl A Winkler, Kimberly J Reidy, Mark Mitsnefes, Matthew G Sampson, Craig S Wong, Bradley A Warady, Susan L Furth, Jeffrey B Kopp, Frederick J Kaskel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: African-American (AA) children with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have later onset disease that progresses more rapidly than in non-AA children. It is unclear how APOL1 genotypes contribute to kidney disease risk, progression, and cardiovascular morbidity in children. DESIGN SETTING PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: We examined the prevalence of APOL1 genotypes and associated cardiovascular phenotypes among children with FSGS in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study; an ongoing multicenter prospective cohort study of children aged 1-16 years with mild to moderate kidney disease...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899860/leptin-attenuates-the-contractile-function-of-adult-rat-cardiomyocytes-involved-in-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy
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Liu-Jin Luo, Ying-Ping Liu, Xun Yuan, Gui-Ping Zhang, Ning Hou, Xiao-Qian Wu, Jian-Dong Luo, Gen-Shui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Leptin has been identified as an important protein involved in obesity. As a chronic metabolic disorder, obesity is associated with a high risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including heart failure. The aim of this paper was to investigate the effects and the mechanism of leptin on the contractile function of cardiomyocytes in the adult rat. METHODS: Isolated adult rat cardiomyocytes were exposed to leptin (1, 10, and 100 nmol/L) for 1 hour...
November 2016: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
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