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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525584/obesity-sleep-complaints-and-depression-are-the-cardiovascular-risk-factors-primarily-predicted-by-poor-working-conditions-in-the-gazel-cohort
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Pierre Meneton, Cédric Lemogne, Eléonore Herquelot, Sébastien Bonenfant, Sébastien Czernichow, Joël Ménard, Marcel Goldberg, Marie Zins
The mechanisms by which the work environment might influence cardiovascular risk are still a matter of debate. In particular, the involvement of the main behavioral and clinical risk factors and their relationships with working conditions are not always clear despite an abundant literature. Most studies have investigated the impact of a limited number of characteristics of the work environment on the occurrence of one or a few risk factors. In contrast, this study uses a global approach in which 30 objective and subjective indicators of working conditions are tested as predictors of 9 modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in a well-characterized cohort of 20,625 middle-aged French workers who were followed until they retired...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523594/the-relationship-between-coronary-artery-calcium-scores-and-left-atrium-size-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ismail Baloglu, Kultigin Turkmen, H Zeki Tonbul, N Yılmaz Selcuk
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis patients have extremely increased cardiovascular mortality. The coronary artery calcification score (CACS) in uremic patients receiving hemodialysis reflects the severity of atherosclerotic vascular disease and predicts the cardiovascular events. In cardiac conditions, left atrial (LA) size has a prognostic importance. In this study, relationship between coronary artery calcification and left atrial size was investigated. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 32 hemodialysis patients (16 females, 16 males; mean age, 52...
May 18, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521874/sirna-mediated-inhibition-of-srebp-cleavage-activating-protein-reduces-dyslipidemia-in-spontaneously-dysmetabolic-rhesus-monkeys
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Beth Ann Murphy, Marija Tadin-Strapps, Kristian Jensen, Robin Mogg, Andy Liaw, Kithsiri Herath, Gowri Bhat, David G McLaren, Stephen F Previs, Shirly Pinto
BACKGROUND: SREBP cleavage-activating protein (SCAP) is a cholesterol binding endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein that is required to activate SREBP transcription factors. SREBPs regulate genes involved in lipid biosynthesis. They also influence lipid clearance by modulating the expression of LDL receptor (LDLR) and proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) genes. Inhibiting SCAP decreases circulating PCSK9, triglycerides (TG), and LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), both in vitro and in vivo...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521179/biological-predictors-of-insulin-resistance-associated-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-young-military-veterans
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Esther M Blessing, Victor Reus, Synthia H Mellon, Owen M Wolkowitz, Janine D Flory, Linda Bierer, Daniel Lindqvist, Firdaus Dhabhar, Meng Li, Meng Qian, Duna Abu-Amara, Isaac Galatzer-Levy, Rachel Yehuda, Charles R Marmar
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (cardiometabolic disease), warranting research into targeted prevention strategies. In the present case-control study of 160 young (mean age 32.7 years) male military veterans, we aimed to assess whether PTSD status predicted increased markers of cardiometabolic risk in otherwise healthy individuals, and further, to explore biological pathways between PTSD and these increased markers of cardiometabolic risk...
May 1, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520952/defining-optimal-health-range-for-thyroid-function-based-on-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease
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L Chaker, T I M Korevaar, D Rizopoulos, T-H Collet, H Völzke, A Hofman, N Rodondi, A R Cappola, R P Peeters, O H Franco
Context: Reference ranges of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) are defined by their distribution in apparently healthy populations, (2.5th and 97.5th percentiles) irrespective of disease risk and used as cut-offs for defining and clinically managing thyroid dysfunction. Objective: To provide a proof of concept in defining thyroid function optimal health ranges based on cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk. Design and Participants: 9,233 participants from the Rotterdam Study (mean age 65...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515106/direct-comparison-of-2-rule-out-strategies-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-2-h-accelerated-diagnostic-protocol-vs-2-h-algorithm
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Karin Wildi, Louise Cullen, Raphael Twerenbold, Jaimi H Greenslade, William Parsonage, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini-Giménez, Christian Puelacher, Janosch Cupa, Lukas Schumacher, Patrick Badertscher, Karin Grimm, Nikola Kozhuharov, Claudia Stelzig, Michael Freese, Katharina Rentsch, Jens Lohrmann, Wanda Kloos, Andreas Buser, Tobias Reichlin, John Pickering, Martin Than, Christian Mueller
BACKGROUND: We compared 2 high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn)-based 2-h strategies in patients presenting with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) to the emergency department (ED): the 2-h accelerated diagnostic protocol (2h-ADP) combining hs-cTn, electrocardiogram, and a risk score, and the 2-h algorithm exclusively based on hs-cTn concentrations and their absolute changes. METHODS: Analyses were performed in 2 independent diagnostic cohorts [European Advantageous Predictors of Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation (APACE) study, Australian-New Zealand 2-h Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol to Assess patients with chest Pain symptoms using contemporary Troponins as the only biomarker (ADAPT) study] employing hs-cTnT (Elecsys) and hs-cTnI (Architect)...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515098/collagen-turnover-markers-in-relation-to-future-cardiovascular-and-noncardiovascular-disease-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Daniel A Duprez, Myron D Gross, Otto A Sanchez, Jorge R Kizer, Joachim H Ix, Joao Lima, Russell P Tracy, David R Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Sustained remodeling of extracellular matrix can compromise organs and tissues. Procollagen type III N-terminal propeptide (PIIINP) and collagen type I carboxy-terminal telopeptide (ICTP) reflect collagen synthesis and degradation. We studied their predictive value for future death and disease. METHODS: A total of 3068 men and women in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who were free of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and in generally good health had a baseline blood sample taken for ICTP and PIIINP...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515002/electrocardiographic-qrs-t-angle-and-the-risk-of-incident-silent-myocardial-infarction-in-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Zhu-Ming Zhang, Pentti M Rautaharju, Ronald J Prineas, Larisa Tereshchenko, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Silent myocardial infarction (SMI) accounts for about half of the total number of MIs, and is associated with poor prognosis as is clinically documented MI (CMI). The electrocardiographic (ECG) spatial QRS/T angle has been a strong predictor of cardiovascular outcomes. Whether spatial QRS/T angle also is predictive of SMI, and the easy-to-obtain frontal QRS/T angle will show similar association are currently unknown. METHODS: We examined the association between the spatial and frontal QRS/T angles, separately, with incident SMI among 9498 participants (mean age 54years, 57% women, and 20% African-American), who were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline (visit 1, 1987-1989) from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512592/the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-the-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-referred-for-coronary-angiography
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Anne B Gregory, Kendra K Lester, Deborah M Gregory, Laurie K Twells, William K Midodzi, Neil J Pearce
Background and Aim. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and may be associated with more severe coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the relationship between body mass index [BMI (kg/m(2))] and CAD severity is uncertain and debatable. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BMI and angiographic severity of CAD. Methods. Duke Jeopardy Score (DJS), a prognostic tool predictive of 1-year mortality in CAD, was assigned to angiographic data of patients ≥18 years of age (N = 8,079)...
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512322/physicochemical-properties-of-dietary-phytochemicals-can-predict-their-passive-absorption-in-the-human-small-intestine
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Sophie N B Selby-Pham, Rosalind B Miller, Kate Howell, Frank Dunshea, Louise E Bennett
A diet high in phytochemical-rich plant foods is associated with reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, obesity, diabetes and cancer. Oxidative stress and inflammation (OSI) is the common component underlying these chronic diseases. Whilst the positive health effects of phytochemicals and their metabolites have been demonstrated to regulate OSI, the timing and absorption for best effect is not well understood. We developed a model to predict the time to achieve maximal plasma concentration (Tmax) of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511905/hemorheological-alterations-in-adults-with-prediabetes-identified-by-hemoglobin-a1c-levels
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M A Marini, T V Fiorentino, F Andreozzi, G C Mannino, E Succurro, A Sciacqua, F Perticone, G Sesti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A link between increased blood viscosity and type 2 diabetes has been previously reported. Herein, we investigated the association of blood viscosity with prediabetes, identified by glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) according to the new American Diabetes Association criteria, and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study cohort includes 1136 non-diabetic adults submitted to anthropometrical evaluation, an oral glucose tolerance test and ultrasound measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)...
April 21, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511155/-the-role-of-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-cardiovascular-risk-stratification
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Світлана Г Пузік
INTRODUCTION: The increase in cardiovascular diseases requires the search for ways to predict complications based on research additional to traditional risk factors, conduct a study of the formation mechanisms of these complications and to design new treatment strategies. AIM: To get an idea about the relationship between inflammation in the blood vessels, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular consequences based on the study of the role of biomarkers of inflammation...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511070/impact-of-exaggerated-blood-pressure-response-in-normotensive-individuals-on-future-hypertension-and-prognosis-systematic-review-according-to-prisma-guideline
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Karsten Keller, Kathrin Stelzer, Mir Abolfazl Ostad, Felix Post
PURPOSE: Arterial hypertension (aHT) is the leading risk factor for morbidity and mortality worldwide. Blood pressure (BP) deviation at rest is well defined and accompanies risk for cardiovascular events and cardiovascular mortality. A growing body of evidence emphasises that an exaggerated blood pressure response (EBPR) in cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) could help to identify seemingly cardiovascular healthy and normotensive subjects, who have an increased risk of developing aHT and cardiovascular events in the future...
May 13, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510598/age-gender-neck-circumference-and-epworth-sleepiness-scale-do-not-predict-obstructive-sleep-apnea-osa-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-the-challenge-to-predict-osa-in-advanced-copd
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Xavier Soler, Shu-Yi Liao, Jose Maria Marin, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Rachel Jen, Pamela DeYoung, Robert L Owens, Andrew L Ries, Atul Malhotra
The combination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We hypothesized that predictors of OSA among patients with COPD may be distinct from OSA in the general population. Therefore, we investigated associations between traditional OSA risk factors (e.g. age), and sleep questionnaires [e.g. Epworth Sleepiness Scale] in 44 patients with advanced COPD. As a second aim we proposed a pilot, simplified screening test for OSA in patients with COPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509674/evidence-for-more-intensive-cholesterol-lowering
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Handrean Soran, See Kwok, Safwaan Adam, Jan Hoong Ho, Paul N Durrington
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In randomized clinical trials, reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk with cholesterol-lowering drugs correlates with the LDL cholesterol decrease. However, because the majority have investigated a fixed statin dose, current guidelines disagree about the use of statin dose titration or non-statin adjunctive cholesterol-lowering drugs. RECENT FINDINGS: We conducted a meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials with CVD end-points, comparing two intensities of lipid-lowering regimens within the same population, using varying statins doses and/or potency, ezetimibe or PCSK9 inhibitors and compared the observed number of patients needed to be treated for 10 years to prevent one CVD event (NNT) with NNT predicted from trials of predominantly single-dose statin...
May 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507296/sleep-disorder-an-independent-risk-associated-with-arterial-stiffness-in-menopause
#16
Yang Zhou, Ruwei Yang, Changbin Li, Minfang Tao
As women age and go through menopause, they suffer a higher incidence of sleep disorder, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In addition, evidences suggested that sleep disorder was an important pathological indicator for coronary heart disease. However, the relationship between different menopausal status, sleep disorder and cardiovascular diseases was unclear. Thus, we aim to assess the association between sleep disorder with arterial stiffness in females of 40-60 years free of cardiovascular diseases through self-administered Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV)...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506979/impact-of-ezetimibe-on-the-rate-of-cardiovascular-related-hospitalizations-and-associated-costs-among-patients-with-a-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-improve-it-trial-improved-reduction-of-outcomes-vytorin-efficacy-international-trial
#17
Yashashwi Pokharel, Khaja Chinnakondepalli, Katherine Vilain, Kaijun Wang, Daniel B Mark, Glenn Davies, Michael A Blazing, Robert P Giugliano, Eugene Braunwald, Christopher P Cannon, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe, when added to simvastatin therapy, reduces cardiovascular events after recent acute coronary syndrome. However, the impact of ezetimibe on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and associated costs is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used patient-level data from the IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) to examine the impact of simvastatin-ezetimibe versus simvastatin-placebo on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and related costs (excluding drug costs) over 7 years follow-up...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505044/new-technological-devices-for-the-assessment-of-systemic-inflammation-in-the-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
#18
Antonio Ivan Lazzarino
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prediction of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events is of strategic importance for the primary prevention of one of the big killers in the world. Predictive models have a history of decades, but still the desired accuracy is not reached by any of the existing models. The inclusion of inflammatory factors in the models did not increase their accuracy. In this review, we discuss the possible reasons for that failure and we propose a paradigm shift. RECENT FINDINGS: Systemic inflammation is a very volatile phenomenon...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505024/autonomic-nervous-system-pretransplant-malfunction-is-a-powerful-predictor-of-survival-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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Takahiko Nakane, Mika Nakamae, Hideo Koh, Mitsutaka Nishimoto, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Asao Hirose, Masayuki Hino, Hirohisa Nakamae
BACKGROUND: Autonomic nervous system function indexed by heart rate variability (HRV) has shown prognostic value for mortality in various cardiovascular and noncardiovascular diseases including cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an association between HRV and outcomes of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) METHODS: We prospectively measured HRV as a surrogate pretransplant marker of autonomic nervous system activity in consecutive allo-HCTs with hematological diseases...
May 13, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502501/apolipoprotein-b-vs-non-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-association-with-endothelial-hemostatic-markers-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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David Karasek, Helena Vaverkova, Lubica Cibickova, Jaromira Gajdova, Veronika Kubickova
BACKGROUND: Both apolipoprotein B (apoB) and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) are accepted as alternative risk factors or targets for lipid-lowering therapy, which correlate more strongly with cardiovascular events than low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the differences in plasma levels of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and of von Willebrand factor (vWF) as endothelial hemostatic markers and carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) as a morphologic marker for atherosclerotic vascular disease among dyslipidemic individuals with apoB levels higher, estimated or lower based on regression equation of apoB vs non-HDL-C...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
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