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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096139/potential-health-benefits-of-combining-yogurt-and-fruits-based-on-their-probiotic-and-prebiotic-properties
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REVIEW
Melissa Anne Fernandez, André Marette
Fruit and yogurt have been identified individually as indicators of healthy dietary patterns. Fruits are relatively low in energy density and are an excellent source of antioxidants and prebiotic fibers and polyphenols, which can promote digestive health. Yogurt, on the other hand, is a nutrient-dense food that is a good source of dairy protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B-12, conjugated linoleic acid, and other key fatty acids. In addition, it contains beneficial bacterial cultures, making it a potential source of probiotics...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087977/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-fgf23-in-untreated-nephrotic-syndrome
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Ashok Kumar Yadav, Raja Ramachandran, Abhinav Aggarwal, Vinod Kumar, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vivekanand Jha
AIM: Despite its importance in bone and cardiovascular disease in subjects with kidney disease, there is no data on fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) perturbations in nephrotic syndrome. We evaluated FGF23 and markers of mineral bone metabolism in subjects with untreated NS. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we measured circulating levels of FGF23, 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D], 1,25 di-hydroxy vitamin D [1,25(OH)2 D], serum albumin, serum calcium, phosphorus, creatinine and intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in 101 patients with adults onset NS and 40 healthy controls...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086850/the-prevalence-trend-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-and-risk-factors-in-korean-adults-results-from-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2008-2013
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Binh Thang Tran, Bo Yoon Jeong, Jin-Kyoung Oh
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in the clinical markers of metabolic syndrome (MS) are associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and some cancers. MS prevalence in Korea increased between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s; however, no data on the recent trends of MS prevalence are available. Thus, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of MS, the five components of MS, and the related risk factors in Korean adults by using recent data. METHODS: Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 2008 and 2013 were used...
January 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079517/pharmacokinetic-and-bioequivalence-study-comparing-a-candesartan-cilexetil-rosuvastatin-calcium-fixed-dose-combination-with-the-concomitant-administration-of-candesartan-cilexetil-and-rosuvastatin-calcium-in-healthy-korean-subjects%C3%A2
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Dan-Bee Park, Kyungho Jang, Jae-Won Lee, Cheol-Won Park, Back-Hwan Lee, Min-Gul Kim, Ji-Young Jeon
CONTEXT: A fixed-dose combination (FDC) of candesartan and rosuvastatin was recently developed for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and expected to enhance patient compliance. OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to compare the single-dose pharmacokinetic properties and tolerability of DP-R208 (candesartan and rosuvastatin FDC) to those of each component administered alone in healthy Korean male volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 healthy Korean volunteers were enrolled in this randomized, open-label, single-dose, two-treatment, two-way crossover study...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070203/a-pilot-observational-study-on-magnesium-and-calcium-imbalance-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-aortic-dissection
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E Vianello, E Dozio, A Barassi, G Sammarco, L Tacchini, M M Marrocco-Trischitta, S Trimarchi, M M Corsi Romanelli
BACKGROUND: Magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca) are the principal essential elements involved in endothelial cell homeostasis. Extracellular changes in the levels of either alter endothelial contraction and dilatation. Consequently Mg and Ca imbalance is associated with a high risk of endothelial dysfunction, the main process observed during acute aortic dissection (AAD); in this clinical condition, which mainly affects elderly men, smooth muscle cell alterations lead to intimal tears, creating a false new lumen in the media of the aorta...
2017: Immunity & Ageing: I & A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068529/impact-of-high-dose-statins-on-vitamin-d-levels-and-platelet-function-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Monica Verdoia, Patrizia Pergolini, Roberta Rolla, Matteo Nardin, Alon Schaffer, Lucia Barbieri, Veronica Daffara, Paolo Marino, Giorgio Bellomo, Harry Suryapranata, Giuseppe De Luca
BACKGROUND: Statins represent a pivotal treatment in coronary artery disease, offering a reduction in cardiovascular risk even beyond their lipid-lowering action. However, the mechanism of these "pleiotropic" benefits of statins is poorly understood. Vitamin D has been suggested as a potential mediator of the anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic and vascular protecting effects of statins. Aim of present study was to assess the impact of a high-intensity statin therapy on vitamin D levels and platelet function in patients with coronary artery disease...
December 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067741/hypertensive-medications-in-competitive-athletes
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Henry Pelto
Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease in athletes. It is an important cause of long-term morbidity and mortality, even in a fit, athletic population. Management options to reduce these long-term risks exist that have minimal impact on athletic performance. Identification and management of underlying lifestyle factors and diseases that may lead to secondary hypertension is critical. These include substance abuse, medications, and underlying medical conditions. After evaluation and management of these issues, medications can be used to reduce blood pressure...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067098/glycated-albumin-modifies-platelet-adhesion-and-aggregation-responses
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Ioana Soaita, Wei Yin, David A Rubenstein
A diabetic vasculature is detrimental to cardiovascular health through the actions of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on endothelial cells and platelets. Platelets activated by AGEs agonize endothelial responses promoting cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. While it has been established that AGEs can alter platelet functions, little is known about the specific platelet pathways that AGEs modify. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of AGEs on specific salient platelet pathways related to CVDs and whether the effects that AGEs elicit are dependent on glycation extent...
January 9, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064444/phosphate-binders-and-targets-over-decades-do-we-have-it-right-now
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Morgan Marcuccilli, Michel Chonchol, Anna Jovanovich
In advanced renal disease, the kidney is unable to maintain phosphate balance due to decreased urinary excretion as well as the imbalance of the bone metabolic axis. It is well established that hyperphosphatemia is associated with increased cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, there are no randomized controlled trials that demonstrate a clear benefit on hard outcomes in lowering serum phosphate levels to recommended targets in the CKD or dialysis population...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063488/analyses-of-calcium-independent-phospholipase-a2beta-ipla2%C3%AE-in-biological-systems
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S E Barbour, S Ramanadham
The Ca(2+)-independent phospholipases A2 (iPLA2s) are part of a diverse family of PLA2s, manifest activity in the absence of Ca(2+), are ubiquitous, and participate in a variety of biological processes. Among the iPLA2s, the cytosolic iPLA2β has received considerable attention and ongoing studies from various laboratories suggest that dysregulation of iPLA2β can have a profound impact on the onset and/or progression of many diseases (e.g., cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, autoimmune). Therefore, appropriate approaches are warranted to gain a better understanding of the role of iPLA2β in vivo and its contribution to pathophysiology...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059795/evidence-of-a-cardiovascular-function-for-microtubule-associated-protein-tau
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Ashenafi H Betrie, Scott Ayton, Ashley I Bush, James A Angus, Peng Lei, Christine E Wright
Aggregation of tau protein into intracellular deposits is a pathognomonic feature of tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and lowering tau is a prominent therapeutic strategy under development. However, the physiological function of tau protein is not well known, particularly in the periphery. Lowering tau protein risks disrupting its physiological role leading to unwanted effects. In this study, the presence of tau protein in cardiac tissue is confirmed and the functional role in the cardiovascular system and the consequences of its loss were explored...
December 3, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058623/replacement-of-amlodipine-and-lercanidipine-by-barnidipine-tolerability-and-effectiveness-in-a-real-life-study
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Robert Lins, Yves Haerden, Caroline de Vries
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide. Calcium channel blockers are an effective antihypertensive treatment, but frequently hypertension remains uncontrolled for many patients, partly due to tolerability issues. AIM: To assess the tolerability and effectiveness of barnidipine in mild to moderate hypertension patients switching treatment from other calcium channel blockers in daily practice. METHODS: BASIC-HT, a prospective real life study, enrolled 20,479 hypertensive patients initiating barnidipine treatment...
January 6, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058215/more-than-skin-deep-potential-nicotinamide-treatment-applications-in-chronic-kidney-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Andrew G Bostom, Basma Merhi, Joanna Walker, Leslie Robinson-Bostom
Non-melanoma cutaneous carcinomas, or skin cancers, predominantly squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), are the most common malignancies occurring in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Squamous cell carcinoma risk is dramatically elevated in KTRs, occurring at rates of up 45-250 times those reported in general populations. New non-melanoma skin cancers in KTRs with a prior non-melanoma skin cancer also develop at 3-times the rate reported in non-KTRs with the same clinical history. The unique aggressiveness of SCCs in KTRs increases patient morbidity, due to the high rate of new lesions requiring treatment, frequently surgical excision...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049233/baseline-cardiovascular-characteristics-of-adult-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-from-the-korean-cohort-study-for-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-know-ckd
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Hyoungnae Kim, Tae Hyun Yoo, Kyu Hun Choi, Kook Hwan Oh, Joongyub Lee, Soo Wan Kim, Tae Hee Kim, Suah Sung, Seung Hyeok Han
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most common cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We report the baseline cardiovascular characteristics of 2,238 participants by using the data of the KoreaN Cohort Study for Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (KNOW-CKD) study. The cohort comprises 5 subcohorts according to the cause of CKD: glomerulonephritis (GN), diabetic nephropathy (DN), hypertensive nephropathy (HTN), polycystic kidney disease (PKD), and unclassified. The average estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was 50...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040349/-effect-of-drugs-for-osteoporosis-on-cardiovascular-diseases-and-effect-of-cardio-vascular-drugs-on-osteoporosis
#15
Michel Laroche, Yannick Degboe, Hubert Blain, Véronique Breuil, Roland Chapurlat, Bernard Cortet, Bruno Sutter
Osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases are epidemiologically associated. Calcification phenomena of atherosclerotic plaque involve cytokines and growth factors also involved in bone remodeling. Drugs given for either of these two conditions could act on these mechanisms. Can osteoporosis drugs have an influence on the occurrence of cardiovascular events? Conversely, can the treatment of hypertension alter the course of osteoporosis? It is possible that administration of high doses of calcium (1g/day) in patients who already have important dietary intake can increase the risk of myocardial infarction...
December 28, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040293/prevalence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-calcification-based-on-the-epidemiologic-pattern-a-propensity-matched-comparison-of-asymptomatic-korean-and-chinese-adults
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Donghee Han, Yang Gao, Bríain Ó Hartaigh, Heidi Gransar, Ji Hyun Lee, Asim Rizvi, Su-Yeon Choi, Eun Ju Chun, Jidong Sung, Hae-Won Han, Sung Hak Park, James K Min, Bin Lu, Hyuk-Jae Chang
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors substantially influence cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. We aimed to explore epidemiologic trends in coronary artery calcium scores (CACS), as a marker of CVD, along with possible differences by geographic area and study period in separate East Asian populations. METHODS: We generated 3 matched groups (n=702) using a propensity scoring approach derived from a Korean (N=48,901) and Chinese cohort (N=927) as follows: (1) A recent Chinese group and (2) recent Korean group, both of whom underwent CACS scanning from 2012-2014; and (3) a past Korean group who underwent CACS scanning 8-10years before the index group (2002-2006)...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034298/effective-agents-targeting-the-mitochondria-and-apoptosis-to-protect-the-heart
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Eltyeb Abdelwahid, Aurimas Stulpinas, Audrone Kalvelyte
A wide variety of agents have been traditionally used in cardiovascular medicine worldwide and their precise mechanisms of action have been demonstrated to be largely related to the cardiomyocyte mitochondria and apoptosis. Abnormalities in the structure and function of the mitochondria and mutations in mitochondrial DNA can decrease energy production, alter the redox system, impair calcium homeostasis, and induce the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP), causing cell death. All of these data provide evidence of mitochondrial signaling pathways as targets to downregulate cardiac cell apoptosis and thus to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases...
December 29, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033543/thoracic-aortic-calcium-cardiovascular-disease-events-and-all-cause-mortality-in-asymptomatic-individuals-with-zero-coronary-calcium-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
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Joonseok Kim, Matthew J Budoff, Khurram Nasir, Nathan D Wong, Joseph Yeboah, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Steve Shea, Zeina A Dardari, Roger S Blumenthal, Michael J Blaha, Miguel Cainzos-Achirica
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: TAC is associated with incident CVD and all-cause mortality. Nevertheless, the independent 10-year prognostic value of TAC in individuals with CAC = 0 beyond traditional risk factors is not well established. METHODS: 3415 MESA participants with baseline CAC = 0 were followed for CHD, CVD events and all-cause mortality. TAC was measured in the ascending and descending aorta in all participants and quantified using Agatston's score. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to study the associations between TAC and incident CHD, CVD events and all-cause mortality...
December 10, 2016: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028974/myocardial-ischaemia-coronary-atherosclerosis-and-pulmonary-pressure-elevation-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-patients
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Agnieszka Padjas, Wojciech Płazak, Magdalena Celińska-Lowenhoff, Adam Mazurek, Carlo Perricone, Piotr Podolec, Jacek Musiał
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic events in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) involve venous and arterial circulation with the possible involvement of coronary or pulmonary microcirculation. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and on myocardial ischaemia assessed by single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT), coronary atherosclerosis assessed by multidetector computerized tomography (MDCT) and pulmonary pressure assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS)...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028134/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-levels-associate-with-aki-and-death-in-critical-illness
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David E Leaf, Kirolos A Jacob, Anand Srivastava, Margaret E Chen, Marta Christov, Harald Jüppner, Venkata S Sabbisetti, Aline Martin, Myles Wolf, Sushrut S Waikar
Elevated plasma levels of the osteocyte-derived hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) have emerged as a powerful biomarker of cardiovascular disease and death in patients with CKD. Whether elevated urinary or plasma FGF23 levels are prospectively associated with AKI and death in critically ill patients is unknown. We therefore conducted a prospective cohort study of 350 critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units at an academic medical center to investigate whether higher urinary FGF23 levels associate with the composite end point of AKI or in-hospital mortality (AKI/death)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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