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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241747/pathophysiology-of-the-metabolic-syndrome
#1
Emma McCracken, Monica Monaghan, Shiva Sreenivasan
The metabolic syndrome-otherwise called syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven syndrome, and "the deadly quartet"-is the name given to the aggregate of clinical conditions comprising central and abdominal obesity, systemic hypertension, insulin resistance (or type 2 diabetes mellitus), and atherogenic dyslipidemia. It is a prothrombotic and proinflammatory state characterized by increased inflammatory cytokine activity. In addition to inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, and hidradenitis suppurativa, metabolic syndrome is also commonly associated with accelerated atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, hyperuricemia/gout, chronic kidney disease, and obstructive sleep apnea...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238600/morbidity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-patients-accessing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study-in-one-province-of-canada
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Laurie K Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M Fardy, Dave Pace
Background: In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacity limited. Little is known in Canada about the types of patients undergoing these procedures, especially laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The study objective is to examine the socio-demographic profile, morbidity and HRQoL of patients accessing LSG in one Canadian province...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228345/mechanisms-and-mediators-of-hypertension-induced-by-erythropoietin-and-related-molecules
#3
Rajiv Agarwal
Hypertension is a common but frequently overlooked adverse effect of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy. Underreporting of hypertension with EPO is likely due to either more aggressively managing hypertension through the prescription of antihypertensive drugs or closer attention to dry weight. The purpose and focus of this review is to critically evaluate the mechanisms of EPO-induced hypertension. Preclinical data are considered first, followed by clinical data where available. Mediated by a variety of molecules, there is an imbalance in the vascular tone favoring net vasoconstriction that mediates EPO-induced hypertension...
December 8, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227187/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-endoscopic-findings-and-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-at-18-month-follow-up
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Germán Viscido, Verónica Gorodner, Franco Signorini, Luciano Navarro, Lucio Obeide, Federico Moser
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has shown excellent results in terms of weight loss and resolution of comorbidities. Despite that, the effect of LSG on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is still a controversial topic. Our objective was to evaluate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux symptoms, erosive esophagitis (EE), and hiatal hernia (HH) in obese patients undergoing LSG. METHODS: Prospective observational study. LSG patients were studied before and at 18-month follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227046/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome-overlap-syndrome-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
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Donato Lacedonia, Giovanna Elisiana Carpagnano, Giulia Patricelli, Mauro Carone, Crescenzio Gallo, Incoronata Caccavo, Roberto Sabato, Annarita Depalo, Maria Aliani, Alberto Capozzolo, Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro
INTRODUCTION: Sleep-disordered breathing causes a burden to the sufferer, the healthcare system, and the society. Most studies have focused on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), however, the prevalence of comorbidities in patients affected by Overlap Syndrome (OS) and Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) has not been carefully evaluated. STUDY OBJECTIVES: The principal aim of this study was to identify the presence of comorbidities in patients suffering from OSA, OS, OHS and the differences in three groups of patients...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223500/impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-on-mortality-in-adults-undergoing-balloon-aortic-valvuloplasty
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Puja B Parikh, Samantha Novotny, Allen Jeremias, Javed Butler, Jie Yang, Donglei Yin, Luis Gruberg
BACKGROUND: Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is often utilized as a bridge prior to surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is commonly present in patients with aortic stenosis, however, its association with outcomes following BAV has not been well studied. Accordingly, we sought to assess the impact of CKD on mortality in adults undergoing BAV. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was screened for hospitalizations involving adults undergoing BAV from 2006 to 2012...
October 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221483/the-role-of-sleepiness-on-arterial-stiffness-improvement-after-cpap-therapy-in-males-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Maria Alexandra Mineiro, Pedro Marques da Silva, Marta Alves, Ana Luísa Papoila, Maria João Marques Gomes, João Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. This study aim to assess differences in changes in arterial stiffness of two groups of patients, defined as having daytime sleepiness or not, after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment. METHODS: A selected cohort of consecutive male patients, under 65 years old, with moderate to severe OSA and without great number of comorbidities was studied. The diagnosis was confirmed by home respiratory poligraphy...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215742/effects-of-small-interfering-rna-targeting-tlr4-on-expressions-of-adipocytokines-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hyponea-syndrome-with-hypertension-in-a-rat-model
#9
Jing-Guo Wu, Nan Xun, Li-Jin Zeng, Zhen-Yu Li, Yan-Bing Liang, Hao Tang, Zhong-Fu Ma
We explored the effects of RNA interference-mediated silencing of TLR4 gene on expressions of adipocytokines in obstructive sleep apnea hyponea syndrome (OSAS) with hypertension in a rat model. Systolic blood pressure of caudal artery and physiological changes were observed when establishing rat models of OSAS with hypertension. Mature rat adipocytes were induced from separated and cultured primary rat adipocytes. To transfect rat mature adipocytes, TLR4 siRNA group and negative control (NC) siRNA group were established...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212793/pacap-6-38-or-kynurenate-microinjections-into-the-rvlm-prevent-development-of-sympathetic-long-term-facilitation-following-acute-intermittent-hypoxia
#10
Zohra M Kakall, Paul M Pilowsky, Melissa Mj Farnham
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intermittent hypoxia causes a persistent increase in sympathetic activity, which progresses to hypertension in chronic conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) is an excitatory neurotransmitter that causes long-lasting sympathetic excitation. We aimed to determine if intermittent activation of the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) causes PACAP-mediated elevation of sympathetic nerve activity (sSNA), termed sympathetic long-term facilitation (sLTF)...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211322/perivascular-adipose-tissue-and-the-dynamic-regulation-of-kv-7-and-kir-channels-implications-to-resistant-hypertension
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Maik Gollasch, Donald G Welsh, Rudolf Schubert
Resistant hypertension is defined as high blood pressure that remains uncontrolled despite treatment with at least three antihypertensive drugs at adequate doses. Resistant hypertension is an increasingly common clinical problem in older age, obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea, and chronic kidney disease. Although the direct vasodilator minoxidil was introduced in the early 1970s, only recently has this drug been shown to be particularly effective in a subgroup of patients with treatment-resistant or uncontrolled hypertension...
December 6, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202496/primary-aldosteronism-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-this-a-bidirectional-relationship
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Aleksander Prejbisz, Sylwia Kołodziejczyk-Kruk, Jacques W M Lenders, Andrzej Januszewicz
It has been suggested that the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in resistant hypertension (RHT) may be related to the high prevalence of primary aldosteronism (PA) in patients with RHT. It has been also hypothesized that the relationship between aldosterone and OSA might be bidirectional. In patients with RHT, it has been shown that aldosterone levels correlate with severity of OSA and that blockade of aldosterone reduces the severity of OSA. It has been postulated that aldosterone worsens OSA by promoting accumulation of fluid, which shifted in the supine position to the neck, contributes to increased upper airway resistance...
December 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198751/diabetes-resolution-after-one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass
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Adam Abu-Abeid, Yonatan Lessing, Niv Pencovich, Danit Dayan, Joseph M Klausner, Subhi Abu-Abeid
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and other obesity-related diseases are a worldwide pandemic that transcends geographic borders as well as socioeconomic levels. Currently, it is well known that medical treatment alone is insufficient to ensure adequate and sustainable weight loss and co-morbidity resolution. It has been well proven that bariatric surgery can produce almost immediate resolution of diabetes and other co-morbidities as well as long-term weight loss. OBJECTIVES: Here, we present our experience with the one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) in terms of weight loss and diabetes resolution with 1 year of follow-up...
November 3, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177130/sleep-disordered-breathing-and-spinal-cord-injury-challenges-and-opportunities
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Abdulghani Sankari, Jennifer L Martin, M Safwan Badr
Purpose of review: This paper focuses on the sleep disorders in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI/D), particularly mechanism of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and challenges in diagnosis and management. Based on a review of recent literatures and studies the paper summarizes some main challenges with respect to management of SDB in patients with SCI; and what are the responsible mechanisms of disease? What are the barriers in diagnosing and treating SDB using standard treatment such as positive airway pressure (CPAP)?...
December 2017: Current Sleep Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172793/impact-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-blood-pressure-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-japanese-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-work-site-group
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Yuki Morinaga, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Yasuo Kansui, Satoko Sakata, Kenichi Goto, Yoshie Haga, Emi Oishi, Takunori Seki, Toshio Ohtsubo, Takanari Kitazono
It has been shown that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is related to hypertension and cardiovascular disease; however, the prevalence of OSA in general population and the impact of it on blood pressure especially in Japan has not been well determined. We have conducted a screening test for OSA from 2003 to 2011. In addition, a cross-sectional analysis was performed in 2012 to determine the association of OSA and cardiovascular risk factors in Japanese men (18-69 years of age; mean age, 44.4 ± 0.2). The study group consisted of 2208 male employees, and OSA was evaluated by using the 4% oxygen desaturation index and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)...
November 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171361/canadian-stroke-best-practice-recommendations-secondary-prevention-of-stroke-sixth-edition-practice-guidelines-update-2017
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Theodore Wein, M Patrice Lindsay, Robert Côté, Norine Foley, Joseph Berlingieri, Sanjit Bhogal, Aline Bourgoin, Brian H Buck, Jafna Cox, Dion Davidson, Dar Dowlatshahi, Jim Douketis, John Falconer, Thalia Field, Laura Gioia, Gord Gubitz, Jeffrey Habert, Sharon Jaspers, Cheemun Lum, Dana McNamara Morse, Paul Pageau, Mubeen Rafay, Amanda Rodgerson, Bill Semchuk, Mukul Sharma, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Arturo Tamayo, Elisabeth Smitko, David J Gladstone
The 2017 update of The Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for the Secondary Prevention of Stroke is a collection of current evidence-based recommendations intended for use by clinicians across a wide range of settings. The goal is to provide guidance for the prevention of ischemic stroke recurrence through the identification and management of modifiable vascular risk factors. Recommendations include those related to diagnostic testing, diet and lifestyle, smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies, carotid artery disease, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiac conditions...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168167/interdependent-feedback-regulation-of-breathing-by-the-carotid-bodies-and-the-retrotrapezoid-nucleus
#17
Patrice G Guyenet, Douglas A Bayliss, Ruth L Stornetta, Roy Kanbar, Yingtang Shi, Benjamin B Holloway, George M P R Souza, Tyler M Basting, Stephen B G Abbott, Ian C Wenker
The retrotrapezoid nucleus, RTN, regulates breathing in a CO2 and state-dependent manner. RTN neurons are glutamatergic and innervate principally the respiratory pattern generator; they regulate multiple aspects of breathing, including active expiration, and maintain breathing automaticity during non-REM sleep. RTN neurons encode arterial PCO2 /pH via cell-autonomous and paracrine mechanisms, and via input from other CO2 -responsive neurons. In short, RTN neurons are a pivotal structure for breathing automaticity and arterial PCO2 homeostasis...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166886/trends-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-u-s-men-and-women-with-and-without-diabetes-1988-2014
#18
Xingxing Sun, Tingting Du
BACKGROUND: Studies evidenced that reduction in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in diabetic patients can be attributed to improvements in major CVD risk factors and evidence-based treatments. Furthermore, studies showed that the relative risk of CVD mortality associated with diabetes compared with non-diabetes is stronger in women than in men. Hence, we aimed to examine trends in CVD risk factors and intervention measures by sex and diabetic status. METHODS: Analysis of 5 distinct cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1988-1994, 1999-2002, 2003-2006, 2007-2010, and 2010-2014...
November 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159551/long-term-over-10%C3%A2-years-retrospective-follow-up-of-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding
#19
Dvir Froylich, Tamar Abramovich-Segal, Guy Pascal, Ivy Haskins, Boaz Appel, Naama Kafry, David Hazzan
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) placements have progressively decreased in recent years. This is related to poor long-term weight loss outcomes and necessity for revision or removal of these bands. Long-term outcome results following LAGB are limited. The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution...
October 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157582/serum-lipid-profile-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-blood-pressure-in-the-elderly-a-10-year-follow-up-of-the-proof-synapse-cohort
#20
Denis Monneret, Jean-Claude Barthélémy, David Hupin, Delphine Maudoux, Sébastien Celle, Emilia Sforza, Frédéric Roche
OBJECTIVES: Dyslipidemia, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and hypertension are comorbid factors evidenced in adults, but poorly studied in old people. This study aimed to examine the long-term evolution of the serum lipid profile, and its relationships with SDB and blood pressure (BP) in the elderly. METHODS: A ten-year follow-up of the prospective Prognostic Indicator of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events (PROOF) and the Autonomic Nervous System Activity, Aging and Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea (SYNAPSE) cohort, which initially included 1011 elderly subjects from the general population, and who were untreated by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
November 2017: Sleep Medicine
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