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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212524/role-of-nrf2-and-protective-effects-of-metformin-against-tobacco-smoke-induced-cerebrovascular-toxicity
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Shikha Prasad, Ravi K Sajja, Mohammad Abul Kaisar, Jee Hyun Park, Heidi Villalba, Taylor Liles, Thomas Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Cigarette smoking (CS) is associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction in a causative way primarily related to the TS content of reactive oxygen species (ROS), nicotine, and inflammation. TS promotes glucose intolerance and increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes mellitus (2DM) with which it shares other pathogenic traits including the high risk of cerebrovascular and neurological disorders like stroke via ROS generation, inflammation, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment. Herein we provide evidence of the role played by nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) in CS-induced cerebrobvascular/BBB impairments and how these cerebrovascular harmful effects can be circumvented by the use of metformin (MF; a widely prescribed, firstline anti-diabetic drug) treatment...
February 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208902/study-of-aortic-valve-sclerosis-as-a-marker-of-atherosclerosis-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Preeti Jane Picardo, Peter Daniel S Khariong, Ranendra Hajong, Debobratta Hajong, Narang Naku, Madhur Anand, Girish Sharma, K Lenish Singh
INTRODUCTION: Aortic valve sclerosis has been shown to be associated with increased incidence, chances of developing myocardial infarction and even death. The epidemiological risk factors causing calcification of aortic valves have also been found to cause atherosclerosis. AIM: To analyse the epidemiological risk factors causing aortic valve sclerosis which have been studied in details and analysed to see whether they cause any significant increase in the incidence of cardiovascular events...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207331/a-systematic-review-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-sexual-minorities
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Billy A Caceres, Abraham Brody, Rachel E Luscombe, Jillian E Primiano, Peter Marusca, Edward M Sitts, Deborah Chyun
BACKGROUND: Mental health and HIV disparities are well documented among sexual minorities, but there is a dearth of research on other chronic conditions. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Although sexual minorities have high rates of several modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (including stress, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption), there is a paucity of research in this area. OBJECTIVES: In this systematic review, we synthesized and critiqued the existing evidence on cardiovascular disease among sexual minority adults...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202017/association-between-metformin-use-and-below-the-knee-arterial-calcification-score-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Aurélien Mary, Agnes Hartemann, Sophie Liabeuf, Carole Elodie Aubert, Salim Kemel, Joe Elie Salem, Philippe Cluzel, Aurélie Lenglet, Ziad A Massy, Jean-Daniel Lalau, Romuald Mentaverri, Olivier Bourron, Saïd Kamel
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification (VC) is common in type 2 diabetes, and is associated with cardiovascular complications. Recent preclinical data suggest that metformin inhibits VC both in vitro and in animal models. However, metformin's effects in patients with diabetic VC have not previously been characterized. The present study investigated the association between metformin use and lower-limb arterial calcification in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk. METHODS: The DIACART cross-sectional cohort study included 198 patients with type 2 diabetes but without severe chronic kidney disease...
February 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197978/managing-cardiovascular-risk-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency
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REVIEW
James J Maciejko
Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare, life-threatening, autosomal recessive, lysosomal storage disease caused by mutations in the LIPA gene, which encodes for lysosomal acid lipase (LAL). This enzyme is necessary for the hydrolysis of cholesteryl ester and triglyceride in lysosomes. Deficient LAL activity causes accumulation of these lipids in lysosomes and a marked decrease in the cytoplasmic free cholesterol concentration, leading to dysfunctional cholesterol homeostasis. The accumulation of neutral lipid occurs predominantly in liver, spleen, and macrophages throughout the body, and the aberrant cholesterol homeostasis causes a marked dyslipidemia...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185696/mediterranean-diet-adherence-by-patients-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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J A Abreu-Reyes, D Álvarez-Luis, V Arteaga-Hernández, M Sánchez-Mendez, R Abreu-González
OBJECTIVE: To study the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in patients affected by primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was conducted to assess the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in patients affected by POAG, and who attended the Ophthalmology Department of the Canary Islands University Hospital. The study included completing a 14-item questionnaire validated by the PREDIMED Study, in person or by telephone. RESULTS: A total of 100 questionnaires were completed successfully by 50 males and 50 females...
February 6, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184182/coronary-heart-disease-incidence-and-mortality-and-all-cause-mortality-among-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-people-according-to-their-smoking-behavior-in-finland
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Noël C Barengo, Yvonne Teuschl, Vladislav Moltchanov, Tiina Laatikainen, Pekka Jousilahti, Jaakko Tuomilehto
BACKGROUND: As type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients have a high risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) and all-cause mortality and smoking is a major single risk factor for total and CHD mortality, it is important to understand the impact of smoking to the outcome events in comparison to people without T2D. Studies of excess risk of CHD incidence and mortality, and all-cause mortality in T2D patients related to smoking are controversial. We aimed to assess the risk of CHD incidence and mortality, and all-cause mortality in a large Finnish population cohort consisting of people with and without T2Daccording to smoking status...
2017: Tobacco Induced Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164394/smokeless-tobacco-snus-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-results-from-five-pooled-cohorts
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S Carlsson, T Andersson, M Araghi, R Galanti, A Lager, M Lundberg, P Nilsson, M Norberg, N L Pedersen, Y Trolle-Lagerros, C Magnusson
BACKGROUND: Smoking and nicotine exposure increase insulin resistance and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Swedish smokeless tobacco (snus) is high in nicotine, and its use is prevalent in Scandinavian countries, but few studies have investigated snus use in relation to diabetes risk. OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between snus use and risk of type 2 diabetes using pooled data from five cohorts. METHODS: Analyses were based on prospective studies conducted between 1990 and 2013 including 54 531 never-smoking men and 2441 incident cases of type 2 diabetes identified through screening, self-reporting and hospital and prescription registries...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160583/calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-panoramic-radiographs-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-before-and-after-radiotherapy
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R-L Markman, K-G Conceição-Vasconcelos, T-B Brandão, A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-R Santos-Silva, M Ajudarte Lopes
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to verify if head and neck radiotherapy (RT) is able to induce calcified carotid artery atheroma (CCAA) in a large head and neck cancer (HNC) population and also to compare the socio-demographic and clinical findings of patients with and without CCAA detected on panoramic radiographs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Panoramic radiographs taken before and after head and neck radiotherapy (RT) of 180 HNC patients were selected and analyzed in order to identify the presence of CCAA...
February 4, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157742/stroke-epidemiology-and-risk-factor-management
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Amy Guzik, Cheryl Bushnell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death from stroke has decreased over the past decade, with stroke now the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. In addition, the incidence of new and recurrent stroke is declining, likely because of the increased use of specific prevention medications, such as statins and antihypertensives. Despite these positive trends in incidence and mortality, many strokes remain preventable. The major modifiable risk factors are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, tobacco smoking, and hyperlipidemia, as well as lifestyle factors, such as obesity, poor diet/nutrition, and physical inactivity...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157470/risks-for-tuberculosis-in-kazakhstan-implications-for-prevention
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A Davis, A Terlikbayeva, A Aifah, S Hermosilla, Z Zhumadilov, E Berikova, S Rakhimova, S Primbetova, M Darisheva, N Schluger, N El-Bassel
SETTING: Four regions in Kazakhstan where participants were recruited from June 2012 to May 2014. OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between incarceration history and tobacco, alcohol, and drug consumption, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and diabetes mellitus (DM) with TB. DESIGN: This matched case-control study included 1600 participants who completed a survey on sociodemographics, history of incarceration, tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and HIV and DM diagnosis...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148559/risk-of-hypertension-among-first-time-symptomatic-kidney-stone-formers
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Wonngarm Kittanamongkolchai, Kristin C Mara, Ramila A Mehta, Lisa E Vaughan, Aleksandar Denic, John J Knoedler, Felicity T Enders, John C Lieske, Andrew D Rule
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Prior work has suggested a higher risk of hypertension in kidney stone formers but lacked disease validation and adjustment for potential confounders. Certain types of stone formers may also be at higher risk of hypertension. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: In our study, incident symptomatic stone formers in Olmsted County from 2000 to 2011 were manually validated by chart review and age and sex matched to Olmsted County controls...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142165/-influence-of-luxury-foodstuffs-on-glaucoma
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K K Huber-van der Velden
The term "luxury foodstuffs" refers to foods which are not consumed because of their nutritional value. Classic modern luxury foodstuffs are alcohol, caffeine-containing drinks, cocoa, sugar and tobacco. The following review article examines some of these modern luxury foodstuffs in detail, as well as their influence on glaucoma. Thus, small quantities of alcohol lower high intraocular pressure and have a positive influence on the blood circulation of the optic nerve. In addition, red wine polyphenols exert vasoprotective effects...
January 31, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141655/an-analysis-of-independent-variables-affecting-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-repair-of-maxillofacial-trauma-an-american-college-of-surgeons-national-surgical-quality-improvement-program-study
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Stephanie M Cohen, Brian E Rosett, David A Shifrin
INTRODUCTION: Facial fractures, from straightforward closed nasal reductions to complex pan facial fractures, are commonly encountered in the Plastic Surgical community. However, very little has been discussed in the literature regarding the outcomes of facial fractures relating to contributing factors. Our aim was to evaluate a battery of independent variables in order to identify, which, if any, factors correlate with suboptimal outcomes in patients who have undergone facial fracture surgery...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139545/prevalence-of-risk-factors-for-non-communicable-diseases-in-rural-urban-tamil-nadu
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Anu Mary Oommen, Vinod Joseph Abraham, Kuryan George, V Jacob Jose
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Surveillance of risk factors is important to plan suitable control measures for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The objective of this study was to assess the behavioural, physical and biochemical risk factors for NCDs in Vellore Corporation and Kaniyambadi, a rural block in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out among 6196 adults aged 30-64 yr, with 3799 participants from rural and 2397 from urban areas...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139160/the-relation-between-sleep-disruption-and-cataract-in-a-large-population-based-study
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Yanjun Chen, David M Nondahl, Carla R Schubert, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, Karen J Cruickshanks
PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between sleep disruption and nuclear cataract, as well as the impact of cataract removal on sleep, in two discrete population-based cohorts. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of 5070 participants from three large longitudinal epidemiologic studies of age-related eye disease, hearing, olfaction, and cognition. Slit-lamp photos of the lens were obtained to grade nuclear cataract using a standardized protocol. The quality of sleep was assessed using a modified Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study questionnaire...
January 31, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137729/community-based-cardiovascular-health-promotion-in-argentina-a-systematic-review
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Ariel Esteban Bardach, Natalia Elorriaga, Andrea Olga Alcaraz, Adolfo Luis Rubinstein, Julio Marcelo Tavella
In Argentina, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 30% of deaths and more than 600 000 disability-adjusted life years. However, no reviews describing local studies on interventions to address CVD risk factors have been identified. The purpose of this study is to characterize those population-based interventions and public policies implemented in Argentina to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease with an adequate evaluation of their impact on population health. We conducted a systematic review of studies that assessed interventions in health promotion and/or primary prevention conducted in adult populations of Argentina, addressing specific CVD factors, from 1999 to 2016...
January 30, 2017: Health Promotion International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123923/the-association-between-changes-in-insulin-sensitivity-and-consumption-of-tobacco-and-alcohol-in-young-adults-ordinal-logistic-regression-approach
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Dragan Skropanic, Gudeta Fufaa, Bin Cai
CONTEXT: Reduced insulin sensitivity is one of the traditional risk factors for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Reduced insulin sensitivity leads to insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. Few studies have examined factors such as blood pressure, tobacco and alcohol consumption that influence changes in insulin sensitivity over time especially among young adults. PURPOSE: To examine temporal changes in insulin sensitivity in young adults (18-30 years of age at baseline) over a period of 20 years by taking into account the effects of tobacco and alcohol consumptions at baseline...
December 24, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123329/dietary-glycotoxins-and-infant-formulas
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REVIEW
Tufan Kutlu
Advanced glycation end products constitute a complex group of compounds derived from the nonenzymatic glycation of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids formed endogenously, but also from exogenous supplies such as tobacco smoking (glycotoxins). Accumulating evidence underlies the beneficial effect of the dietary restriction of glycotoxins in animal studies and also in patients with diabetic complications and metabolic diseases. Composition of infant formulas and their processing methods render an extraordinary favorable milieu for the formation of glycotoxins, and the content of glycotoxins in infant formula exceeds that of breast milk by hundred folds...
December 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119195/sleep-duration-and-smoking-are-associated-with-coronary-heart-disease-among-us-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-gender-differences
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Lixin Li, Shaoqing Gong, Chun Xu, Joseph Yi Zhou, Ke-Sheng Wang
AIMS: The associations of moderate alcohol consumption, sleep duration, and tobacco smoking with coronary heart disease (CHD) among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) are not clearly clarified. The aims of the study were to evaluate the associations of lifestyle factors, hypertension, obesity, depression and sleep duration with CHD development among patients with T2D, and particularly, to examine the gender differences in risk factors for CHD. METHODS: A total of 2335 T2D adults were selected from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey...
December 27, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
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