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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447628/the-association-between-inflammation-obesity-and-elevated-blood-pressure-in-16-25-year-old-females
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A K Subasinghe, J D Wark, A Gorelik, E T Callegari, S M Garland
There is evidence to show an association between inflammation, obesity and elevated blood pressure. However, there is limited data for this relationship in adolescent females. We aimed to investigate the association between high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and elevated blood pressure in young Australian females. Women aged 16-25 years living in Victoria were randomly recruited via targeted Facebook advertising. Socio-demographic information was collected via a web-based questionnaire. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were conducted by trained staff...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447627/short-term-blood-pressure-variability-and-long-term-blood-pressure-variability-which-one-is-a-reliable-predictor-for-recurrent-stroke
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Y Tao, J Xu, B Song, X Xie, H Gu, Q Liu, L Zhao, Y Wang, Y Xu, Y Wang
The relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and stroke recurrence is controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of short-term and long-term BPV for stroke recurrence. The data from blood pressure and clinical outcome in TIA or ischemic stroke (BOSS) study included participants with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 7 days after onset. Short-term BPV was measured by 24-h ambulatory BP measurement during hospitalisation. Long-term BPV, based on home blood pressure measurement, was measured by patients or their families from discharge to 90 days after qualifying events onset (twice daily)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447625/randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-assessment-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-dietary-supplements-in-prehypertension
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F Pelliccia, V Pasceri, G Marazzi, A Arrivi, L Cacciotti, G Pannarale, G Speciale, C Greco, C Gaudio
We aimed to evaluate efficacy and tolerability of a protocol including lifestyle modifications and a novel combination of dietary supplements in prehypertension. A prospective, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 176 subjects (103 men, aged 52±10 years), with blood pressure (BP) of 130-139 mm Hg systolic and/or 85-89 mm Hg diastolic entered. After a single-blind run-in period, participants were randomised to twice daily placebo (n=88) or a commercially available combination pill (n=88)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446526/impact-of-different-dietary-approaches-on-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-and-prehypertensive-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Lukas Schwingshackl, Anna Chaimani, Georg Hoffmann, Carolina Schwedhelm, Heiner Boeing
INTRODUCTION: Lifestyle modification is one of the cornerstones in the management of hypertension. According to the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association, all patients with hypertension should adopt the following dietary advices: increased consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sodium reduction. The aim of the present study is to assess the efficacy of different dietary approaches on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with hypertension and high normal blood pressure in a systematic review including a pairwise and network meta-analysis of randomised trials...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446521/comparison-of-ticagrelor-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-stemi-and-nstemi-patients-pinpoint-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-single-centre-study
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Piotr Adamski, Małgorzata Ostrowska, Joanna Sikora, Karolina Obońska, Katarzyna Buszko, Magdalena Krintus, Grażyna Sypniewska, Michał Piotr Marszałł, Marek Koziński, Jacek Kubica
INTRODUCTION: The most common classification of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on electrocardiographic findings and distinguishes ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Both types of AMI differ concerning their epidemiology, clinical approach and early outcomes. Ticagrelor is a P2Y12 receptor inhibitor, constituting the first-line treatment for STEMI and NSTEMI. According to available data, STEMI may be associated with lower plasma concentration of ticagrelor in the first hours of AMI, but currently there are no studies directly comparing ticagrelor pharmacokinetics or antiplatelet effect in patients with STEMI versus NSTEMI...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445237/effects-of-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-on-mortality-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-systemic-review-meta-analysis-update-and-disease-severity-subgroup-meta-analysis
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Tzu Chang, Yu-Kang Tu, Chen-Tse Lee, Anne Chao, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Ming-Jiuh Wang, Yu-Chang Yeh
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported a survival benefit for polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. However, recently, a propensity-matched analysis and a randomized controlled trial reported no survival benefit for polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment. We performed an up-to-date meta-analysis to determine the effect of polymyxin B hemoperfusion treatment on mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched from inception to May 2016...
April 25, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443622/the-rudy-study-using-digital-technologies-to-enable-a-research-partnership
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Harriet J A Teare, Joanna Hogg, Jane Kaye, Raashid Luqmani, Elaine Rush, Alison Turner, Laura Watts, Melanie Williams, M Kassim Javaid
Patients have extensive experience of their disease that can enhance the design and execution of research leading to significant innovations and efficiencies in the research process. The research community on the whole have been slow to adopt practices that enable patients to become active partners in research. Digital technologies are providing the means to do this more easily and so are increasingly being used to interact with patients and involve them in the design and execution of research. The RUDY (Rare UK Diseases of bone, joints and blood vessels) study's pioneering approach applies a custom-developed electronic platform where patients can contribute information over time about their disease experience, lifestyle and clinical history...
April 26, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442780/the-effect-of-body-composition-and-serum-inflammatory-markers-on-the-functional-muscle-bone-unit-in-premenopausal-women
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S M Mueller, I Herter-Aeberli, A C Cepeda-Lopez, M Flück, H H Jung, M Toigo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: A number of recent studies dealing with the relationship between the effects of high body mass (BM) and fat mass (FM) on bone mass and strength exhibit a range of contrasting variations in their findings. These diverse findings have led to an ongoing controversy as to whether high BM and FM positively or negatively affect bone mass and strength. Excessive fat mass and the associated low-grade inflammation might overturn the higher mechanical stimulus arising from a higher body mass...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441381/text-message-reminders-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-triccs-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Yasemin Hirst, Hanna Skrobanski, Robert S Kerrison, Lindsay C Kobayashi, Nicholas Counsell, Natasha Djedovic, Josephine Ruwende, Mark Stewart, Christian von Wagner
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effectiveness of a text-message reminder to improve uptake of the English Bowel Cancer Screening programme in London. METHODS: We performed a randomised controlled trial across 141 general practices in London. Eight thousand two hundred sixty-nine screening-eligible adults (aged 60-74 years) were randomised in a 1 : 1 ratio to receive either a text-message reminder (n=4134) or no text-message reminder (n=4135) if they had not returned their faecal occult blood test kit within 8 weeks of initial invitation...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441034/thrombus-formation-at-high-shear-rate
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Lauren D C Casa, David N Ku
The final common pathway in myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke is occlusion of blood flow from a thrombus forming under high shear rates in arteries. A high-shear thrombus forms rapidly and is distinct from the slow formation of coagulation that occurs in stagnant blood. Thrombosis at high shear rates depends primarily on the long protein von Willebrand factor (vWF) and platelets, with hemodynamics playing an important role in each stage of thrombus formation, including vWF binding, platelet adhesion, platelet activation, and rapid thrombus growth...
April 24, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437456/correction-modeling-the-potential-impact-on-the-us-blood-supply-of-transfusing-critically-ill-patients-with-fresher-stored-red-blood-cells
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2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432843/vitamin-b1-in-critically-ill-patients-needs-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Jake T B Collie, Ronda F Greaves, Oliver A H Jones, Que Lam, Glenn M Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Thiamine has a crucial role in energy production, and consequently thiamine deficiency (TD) has been associated with cardiac failure, neurological disorders, oxidative stress (lactic acidosis and sepsis) and refeeding syndrome (RFS). This review aims to explore analytical methodologies of thiamine compound quantification and highlight similarities, variances and limitations of current techniques and how they may be relevant to patients. CONTENT: An electronic search of Medline, PubMed and Embase databases for original articles published in peer-reviewed journals was conducted...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432417/exploring-the-possibility-of-a-retrograde-embolism-pathway-from-the-facial-artery-to-the-ophthalmic-artery-system-in-vivo
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Hui Zheng, Lihong Qiu, Zonghui Liu, Yingjun Su, Xinyuan Pan, Sha Liu, Chenggang Yi
BACKGROUND: Blindness caused by soft tissue fillers is an extremely low-probability event, but it results in great concern because of its devastating consequences. Currently, the mechanism of an embolism is usually considered to be an accidental injection of fillers into the blood vessels of the face, such as a facial artery, and then retrograding into the ophthalmic artery system, which causes retinal ischemic necrosis. In addition, previous studies have shown that there are anastomoses between facial arteries and branches of the ophthalmic artery in cadavers...
April 21, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426943/how-strong-is-the-evidence-for-using-blood-biomarkers-alone-to-screen-for-alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Helen Howlett, Sarah Abernethy, Nigel W Brown, Judith Rankin, William K Gray
Accurate and early identification of women at risk from alcohol consumption during pregnancy allows education and support programmes to be targeted at those most in need. We aimed to conduct a systematic review to compare the efficacy of blood analysis and maternal self-report in detecting at risk women during pregnancy. This review investigated diagnostic accuracy. We searched four databases (Medline, Embase, Psychinfo and CINAHL) for relevant articles and conducted hand searches of recent issues of key journals in the field...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426137/hydroxyurea-hydroxycarbamide-for-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Ashley P Jones, Jo Howard
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited diseases worldwide. It is associated with lifelong morbidity and a reduced life expectancy. Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide), an oral chemotherapeutic drug, ameliorates some of the clinical problems of SCD, in particular that of pain, by raising fetal haemoglobin. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of hydroxyurea therapy in people with SCD (all genotypes), of any age, regardless of setting...
April 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425438/mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-in-peripheral-blood-cell-and-hypertension-risk-among-mining-workers-a-case-control-study-in-chinese-coal-miners
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L Lei, J Guo, X Shi, G Zhang, H Kang, C Sun, J Huang, T Wang
Alteration of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number, which reflects oxidant-induced cell damage, has been observed in a wide range of human diseases. However, whether it correlates with hypertension has not been elucidated. We aimed to explore the association between mtDNA copy number and the risk of hypertension in Chinese coal miners. A case-control study was performed with 378 hypertension patients and 325 healthy controls in a large coal mining group located in North China. Face-to-face interviews were conducted by trained staffs with necessary medical knowledge...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425437/are-genetic-polymorphisms-in-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-associated-with-essential-hypertension-evidence-from-genome-wide-association-studies
#17
REVIEW
L-D Ji, J-Y Li, B-B Yao, X-B Cai, Q-J Shen, J Xu
In candidate gene era, dozens of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) have been reported to be significantly associated with hypertension. However, the unbiased genome-wide association studies (GWAS) rarely identified the SNPs within RAAS were associated with hypertension or blood pressure (BP) traits. In order to figure out whether genetic polymorphisms of RAAS are really associated with hypertension, we systemically searched the GWAS Catalogue and identified all the known RAAS genes and relevant diseases/traits...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424505/usefulness-of-serum-fetuin-a-level-as-a-marker-of-erectile-dysfunction
#18
W Kandeel, W El-Shaer, A Sebaey, A A Abou-Taleb, A Fathy, B Elmohamady, A I Mansour
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum levels of fetuin-A and the presence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Egyptian population. The study was performed on 60 ED patients and 20 age-matched healthy controls. A comprehensive medical history and complete physical examination were obtained and performed in all participants. ED and its severity were assessed via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Doppler ultrasound, fasting blood glucose level, complete lipid profile, serum total testosterone (TT) and serum fetuin-A were performed...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424502/significance-of-serum-endothelial-cell-specific-molecule-1-endocan-level-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-pilot-study
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M Karabakan, A Bozkurt, S Akdemir, M Gunay, E Keskin
This study aimed to measure the serum endocan level of patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) and to investigate the possible association between the Endothelial-specific molecule-1 (Endocan) level and ED. Twenty healthy and sixty-four male patients included in the study were divided into four groups: severe ED (19 patients), moderate ED (24 patients), mild ED (21 patients) and control group (20 healthy men). The erectile function of all the patients was evaluated using the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) questionnaire...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422121/a-decrease-in-blood-cholesterol-after-gastrostomy-could-impact-survival-in-als
#20
H Blasco, F Patin, S Molinier, P Vourc'h, O Le Tilly, S Bakkouche, C R Andres, V Meininger, P Couratier, P Corcia
Although the global benefits of gastrostomy have been proven in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the impact on biological parameters has not been explored yet. The aim of this preliminary work was to evaluate the modification of biological parameters in patients with ALS undergoing gastrostomy. We retrospectively collected clinical and biological data from 44 patients having undergone gastrostomy at three time points (T0, T1 and T2: before, at the time of and after gastrostomy). We examined the relationship between the biological parameters and disease progression...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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