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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340239/hypertension-in-dialysis-patients-a-consensus-document-by-the-european-renal-and-cardiovascular-medicine-eureca-m-working-group-of-the-european-renal-association-european-dialysis-and-transplant-association-era-edta-and-the-hypertension-and-the-kidney-working
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Pantelis A Sarafidis, Alexandre Persu, Rajiv Agarwal, Michel Burnier, Peter de Leeuw, Charles J Ferro, Jean-Michel Halimi, Gunnar H Heine, Michel Jadoul, Faical Jarraya, Mehmet Kanbay, Francesca Mallamaci, Patrick B Mark, Alberto Ortiz, Gianfranco Parati, Roberto Pontremoli, Patrick Rossignol, Luis Ruilope, Patricia Van der Niepen, Raymond Vanholder, Marianne C Verhaar, Andrzej Wiecek, Gregoire Wuerzner, Gérard M London, Carmine Zoccali
In patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treated with haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, hypertension is common and often poorly controlled. Blood pressure (BP) recordings obtained before or after haemodialysis display a J- or U-shaped association with cardiovascular events and survival, but this most likely reflects the low accuracy of these measurements and the peculiar haemodynamic setting related to dialysis treatment. Elevated BP detected by home or ambulatory BP monitoring is clearly associated with shorter survival...
March 13, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332154/altered-cerebrospinal-fluid-dynamics-in-neurofibromatosis-type-l-severe-arachnoid-thickening-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-may-cause-abnormal-csf-dynamic
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Young Sill Kang, Eun-Kyung Park, Yong-Oock Kim, Ju-Seong Kim, Dong-Seok Kim, U W Thomale, Kyu-Won Shim
INTRODUCTION: The object of this study is to understand abnormal dynamic of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), which may cause temporal lobe herniation and bulging of temporal fossa. METHODS: Four patients, three females and one male, with NF1 were studied retrospectively. They presented with a similar craniofacial deformity, which consisted of pulsatile exophthalmos, an enlarged bony orbit, dysplasia of the sphenoid wing with the presence of a herniation of the temporal lobe into the orbit, and a bulging temporal fossa...
March 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329253/a-modified-healthy-aging-index-and-its-association-with-mortality-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-1999-2002
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Chenkai Wu, Ellen Smit, Jason L Sanders, Anne B Newman, Michelle C Odden
Background: Comorbidity indices that are based on clinically recognized disease do not capture the full spectrum of health. The Healthy Aging Index (HAI) was recently developed to describe a wider range of health and disease across multiple organ systems. We characterized the distribution of a modified HAI (mHAI) by sociodemographics in a representative sample of the U.S. population. We also examined the association of the mHAI with mortality across individuals with different levels of clinically recognizable comorbidities...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323582/white-matter-integrity-in-high-altitude-pilots-exposed-to-hypobaria
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Stephen A McGuire, Goldie R E Boone, Paul M Sherman, David F Tate, Joe D Wood, Beenish Patel, George Eskandar, S Andrea Wijtenburg, Laura M Rowland, Geoffrey D Clarke, Patrick M Grogan, John H Sladky, Peter V Kochunov
INTRODUCTION: Nonhypoxic hypobaric (low atmospheric pressure) occupational exposure, such as experienced by U.S. Air Force U-2 pilots and safety personnel operating inside altitude chambers, is associated with increased subcortical white matter hyperintensity (WMH) burden. The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying this discrete WMH change remain unknown. The objectives of this study were to demonstrate that occupational exposure to nonhypoxic hypobaria is associated with altered white matter integrity as quantified by fractional anisotropy (FA) measured using diffusion tensor imaging and relate these findings to WMH burden and neurocognitive ability...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321056/sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-reduce-the-abdominal-visceral-fat-area-and-may-influence-the-renal-function-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Takahiro Tosaki, Hideki Kamiya, Tatsuhito Himeno, Yoshiro Kato, Masaki Kondo, Kaori Toyota, Tomoyo Nishida, Megumi Shiroma, Kaori Tsubonaka, Hitomi Asai, Miho Moribe, Yuki Nakaya, Jiro Nakamura
Objective and Methods An SGLT2 inhibitor (ipragliflozin, dapagliflozin, luseogliflozin, tofogliflozin, or canagliflozin) was administered to 132 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with or without other antidiabetic drugs for 6 months to evaluate its efficacy, the incidence of adverse events, and its influence on the renal function. Results The patient's mean glycated hemoglobin level significantly improved from 7.52±1.16% to 6.95±0.98% (p<0.001). The body weight of the patients was significantly reduced from 78...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320896/estrogen-maintains-mitochondrial-content-and-function-in-the-right-ventricle-of-rats-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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Aiping Liu, Jennifer Philip, Kalyan C Vinnakota, Francoise Van den Bergh, Diana M Tabima, Timothy Hacker, Daniel A Beard, Naomi C Chesler
The typical cause of death in pulmonary hypertension (PH) is right ventricular (RV) failure, with females showing better survival rates than males. Recently, metabolic shift and mitochondrial dysfunction have been demonstrated in RV failure secondary to PH In light of evidence showing that estrogen protects mitochondrial function and biogenesis in noncardiovascular systems, we hypothesized that the mechanism by which estrogen preserves RV function is via protection of mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity in PH We used a well-established model of PH (Sugen+Hypoxia) in ovariectomized female rats with/without estrogen treatment...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319589/exercise-improves-v-combining-dot-above-o-2max-and-body-composition-in-adt-treated-prostate-cancer-patients
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Bradley A Wall, Daniel A Galvão, Naeem Fatehee, Dennis R Taaffe, Nigel Spry, David Joseph, Jeffrey J Hebert, Robert U Newton
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experience unfavourbale changes in body composition and associated metabolic complications, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. We examined the effect of a 6-month program of aerobic and resistance exercise aimed at improving body composition and cardiorespiratory health in this population. METHODS: Ninety-seven men (43-90 years) with localized prostate cancer receiving ADT were randomized to either exercise (EX, n=50) or usual care (CON, n=47)...
March 18, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319283/critically-evaluating-best-management-practices-for-preventing-freshwater-turtle-extinctions
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R J Spencer, J U Van Dyke, Michael B Thompson
Ex situ conservation tools, such as captive breeding for reintroduction, are considered last resort to help recover threatened or endangered species. However, they may also provide alternative strategies where reducing threats directly is difficult or ineffective. Headstarting, or captive rearing of eggs or neonate animals and subsequent release into the wild, has been controversial for decades. A major criticism is that headstarting is a symptomatic treatment of conservation problems (halfway technology), however, it may provide a mechanism to address multiple threats, particularly in close proximity of population centres...
March 20, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317684/comparison-of-the-performance-and-safety-of-2-ophthalmic-viscosurgical-devices-in-cataract-surgery
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Gerd U Auffarth, Florian N Auerbach, Tanja Rabsilber, José A Gegúndez, Ricardo Cuiña, Yves Renard, Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio Camesasca, Francoise Van Cauwenberge, Thierry Amzallag, Gysbert Van Setten, Mike P Holzer
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical performance and safety of 2 ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs)-Twinvisc (OVD 1) and Duovisc (OVD 2)-in cataract surgery. SETTING: European multicenter study. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. METHODS: Patients with cataract had phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in 1 eye. They were randomly assigned to receive OVD 1 or OVD 2. Preoperative and postoperative examinations over 3 months included mean intraocular pressure (IOP), incidence of IOP peaks (≥30 mm Hg and ≥24 mm Hg), endothelial cell count (ECC), corneal thickness, and intraocular inflammation...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315588/neuromedin-an-insight-into-its-types-receptors-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Saumitra Gajjar, Bhoomika M Patel
Neuropeptides are small protein used by neurons in signal communications. Neuromedin U was the first neuropeptide discovered from the porcine spinal and showed its potent constricting activities on uterus hence was entitled with neuromedin U. Following neuromedin U another of its isoform was discovered neuromedin S which was observed in suprachiasmatic nucleus hence was entitled neuromedin S. Neuromedin K and neuromedin L are of kanassin class which belong to tachykinin family. Bombesin family consists of neuromedin B and neuromedin C...
January 22, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306673/hypertensive-crisis-an-update-on-clinical-approach-and-management
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Emrah Ipek, Ahmet Afşin Oktay, Selim R Krim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here, we review current concepts on hypertensive crisis (HTN-C) with a focus on epidemiology, causes, pathophysiology and prognosis. We also offer a practical approach to the management of HTN-C. RECENT FINDINGS: HTN-C is characterized by a severe and abrupt increase in blood pressure (BP) with impending or progressive acute end-organ damage (EOD). HTN-C can be divided into hypertensive emergency (HTN-E) and hypertensive urgency (HTN-U) based on the presence or absence of acute EOD, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306145/functional-status-modifies-the-association-of-blood-pressure-with-death-in-elders-health-and-retirement-study
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Chenkai Wu, Ellen Smit, Carmen A Peralta, Harini Sarathy, Michelle C Odden
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether grip strength, gait speed, and the combination of the two physical functioning measures modified the association of systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) with mortality. DESIGN: Nationally representative cohort study. SETTING: Health and Retirement Study. PARTICIPANTS: 7,492 U.S. adults aged ≥65 years. MEASUREMENTS: Grip strength was measured by a hand dynamometer and classified as normal (≥16 kg for female; ≥26 kg for male) and weak...
March 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304065/charge-transfer-induced-energy-storage-in-caznos-mn-insight-from-experimental-and-computational-spectroscopy
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Jonas J Joos, Kurt Lejaeghere, Katleen Korthout, Ang Feng, Dirk Poelman, Philippe F Smet
CaZnOS:Mn(2+) is a rare-earth-free luminescent compound with an orange broadband emission at 612 nm, featuring pressure sensing capabilities, often explained by defect levels where energy can be stored. Despite recent efforts from experimental and theoretical points of view, the underlying luminescence mechanisms in this phosphor still lack a profound understanding. By the evaluation of thermoluminescence as a function of the charging wavelength, we probe the defect levels allowing energy storage. Multiple trap depths and trapping routes are found, suggesting predominantly local trapping close to Mn(2+) impurities...
March 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299944/streptococcus-thermophilus-fermented-milk-reduces-serum-mda-ldl-and-blood-pressure-in-healthy-and-mildly-hypercholesterolaemic-adults
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M Ito, S Kusuhara, W Yokoi, T Sato, H Ishiki, S Miida, A Matsui, K Nakamori, C Nonaka, K Miyazaki
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein (MDA-LDL), MDA-LDL/LDL-cholesterol in serum, and blood pressure are considered useful risk markers of cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to examine whether a fermented milk containing Streptococcus thermophilus YIT 2001 (ST), which has high anti-oxidative activity, would benefit healthy and mildly hyper-LDL-cholesterolaemic adults via a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. ST-fermented milk or non-fermented placebo milk (PC) was consumed once a day for 12 weeks by 29 and 30 subjects, respectively, with average serum LDL-cholesterol levels of about 140 mg/dl...
March 16, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298766/comparison-of-perioperative-thoracic-epidural-fentanyl-with-bupivacaine-and-intravenous-fentanyl-for-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Sunil Rajan, Rakhi Balachandran, Lakshmi Kumar, Suresh Gangadharan Nair
CONTEXT: Two-thirds of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery report moderate to severe pain, particularly with ambulatory or respiratory effort. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the analgesic effect of perioperative thoracic epidural fentanyl with bupivacaine and intravenous fentanyl in patients undergoing CABG surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was a prospective, randomized, nonblinded comparative study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296920/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-factors-for-its-progression-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-indians-living-in-indian-versus-u-s-cities
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Shuchi Anand, Dimple Kondal, Maria Montez-Rath, Yuanchao Zheng, Roopa Shivashankar, Kalpana Singh, Priti Gupta, Ruby Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Viswanathan Mohan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Nikhil Tandon, Mohammed K Ali, K M Venkat Narayan, Glenn M Chertow, Namratha Kandula, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Alka M Kanaya
BACKGROUND: While data from the latter part of the twentieth century consistently showed that immigrants to high-income countries faced higher cardio-metabolic risk than their counterparts in low- and middle-income countries, urbanization and associated lifestyle changes may be changing these patterns, even for conditions considered to be advanced manifestations of cardio-metabolic disease (e.g., chronic kidney disease [CKD]). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using cross-sectional data from the Center for cArdiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS, n = 5294) and Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA, n = 748) studies, we investigated whether prevalence of CKD is similar among Indians living in Indian and U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294547/brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-middle-aged-subjects-with-normal-left-ventricular-function-in-relation-to-mild-moderate-copd
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M Kraen, S Frantz, U Nihlén, G Engström, C G Löfdahl, P Wollmer, M Dencker
BACKGROUND: Levels of plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) have been shown to be elevated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) especially in connection with cor pulmonale (CP) and the late stages of the disease. BNP is also raised in left sided heart failure which sometimes coincides with COPD. Whether BNP is elevated in subjects with mild-moderate stable COPD and normal left ventricular function is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate BNP levels in subjects with mild-moderate COPD and normal left ventricular function...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292320/addition-of-propranolol-in-resistant-arterial-hypertension-treatment-apropriate-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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G R Constantine, P Ranasinghe, P Weeratunga, C Weeraratne, P Galappatthy, S Rajapakse, U Senarath, P Katulanda
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is defined as an uncontrolled blood pressure despite treatment at best-tolerated doses with at least three antihypertensive agents including a diuretic. It is an emerging public health problem. At present clinical trial data on management of resistant hypertension is limited. Management is largely based on observational studies and expert opinions. Propranolol is a nonselective beta blocker. Several studies have confirmed that propranolol has a significant hypotensive action, both when used alone and as an adjuvant therapy...
March 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291924/a-method-for-confirming-a-third-party-assay-of-i-125-seeds-used-for-prostate-implants
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John S Muryn, D Allan Wilkinson
The purpose of this work is to describe a method and apparatus that can be used to confirm the source strength of a large number of I-125 seeds while maintaining sterility, accuracy, reproducibility, and time efficiency. Source strengths ranging from 0.395 to 0.504 U/seed were available for this study. Three different seed configurations were measured: loose, linked, and loaded needles. A third-party 10% assay (NIST traceable) was provided. A custom stand was built out of aluminum to hold an exposure meter [Inovision (Fluke) 451P pressurized ion chamber] at 25 cm above the I-125 sources to measure the exposure rate...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290879/-adipokines-level-in-metabolically-healthy-obese-saint-petersburg-inhabitants-esse-rf
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M A Boyarinova, A V Orlov, O P Rotar, A S Alieva, E V Moguchaya, E U Vasileva, V N Soltsev, E I Baranova, A O Konradi
AIM: to elucidate prevalence of phenotypes of metabolically heathy obesity (MHO) among inhabitants of Saint-Petersburg using various criteria and assess dependence levels of adipokines on obesity phenotype. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Within a framework of epidemiologic study ESSE-RF we formed a random sample of 1600 Saint-Petersburg inhabitants stratified according to gender and age. Examination of participants included anthropometry with measurement of waist circumference CRP and estimation of body mass index (BMI), measurement of arterial pressure, determination of fasting blood glucose, insulin (with calculation of index of insulin resistance -IIR), lipid spectrum, C-reactive protein (CRP), adiponectin, leptin...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
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