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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324675/arterial-stiffness-in-hiv-infected-youth-and-associations-with-hiv-related-variables
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Allison Ross Eckard, Paolo Raggi, Joshua H Ruff, Mary Ann O'Riordan, Julia C Rosebush, Danielle Labbato, Julie E Daniels, Monika Uribe-Leitz, Christopher T Longencker, Grace A McComsey
Children and young adults infected with HIV are at elevated risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, scarce data exist on the utility of non-invasive methods to diagnose subclinical CVD, such as pulse wave velocity (PWV), a non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness. The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship of carotid-femoral PWV with subclinical atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), compare measurements to healthy controls, and evaluate variables associated with PWV in HIV-infected youth...
March 21, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303857/research-progress-on-the-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaques
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REVIEW
Xiang-Dong Xiong, Wei-Dong Xiong, Shang-Shen Xiong, Gui-Hai Chen
OBJECTIVE: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process that results in complex lesions or plaques that protrude into the arterial lumen. Carotid atherosclerotic plaque rupture, with distal atheromatous debris embolization, causes cerebrovascular events. This review aimed to explore research progress on the risk factors and outcomes of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human carotid atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability for therapeutic intervention...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302649/endothelial-protective-monocyte-patrolling-in-large-arteries-intensified-by-western-diet-and-atherosclerosis
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Amado Quintar, Sara McArdle, Dennis Wolf, Alex Marki, Erik Ehinger, Melanie Vassallo, Jacqueline F Miller, Zbigniew Mikulski, Klaus Ley, Konrad Buscher
Rationale: Non-classical mouse monocyte (CX3CR1(high), Ly-6C(low)) patrolling along the vessels of the microcirculation is critical for endothelial homeostasis and inflammation. Due to technical challenges it is currently not established how patrolling occurs in large arteries. Objective: This study was undertaken to elucidate the molecular, migratory and functional phenotype of patrolling monocytes in the high shear and pulsatile environment of large arteries in healthy, hyperlipidemic and atherosclerotic conditions...
March 16, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302605/quantifying-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-on-mr-angiography
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H Baradaran, P Patel, G Gialdini, K Al-Dasuqi, A Giambrone, H Kamel, A Gupta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracranial atherosclerosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke. Intracranial stenosis is most commonly quantified by the Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease method, which involves calculating a ratio of luminal diameter measurements on conventional angiography. Our purpose was to determine whether a single linear measurement of the narrowest caliber of the intracranial ICA on MRA can accurately predict Warfarin-Aspirin Symptomatic Intracranial Disease stenosis measurements...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298968/feasibility-of-imaging-superficial-palmar-arch-using-micro-ultrasound-7t-and-3t-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Alison N Pruzan, Audrey E Kaufman, Claudia Calcagno, Yu Zhou, Zahi A Fayad, Venkatesh Mani
AIM: To demonstrate feasibility of vessel wall imaging of the superficial palmar arch using high frequency micro-ultrasound, 7T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Four subjects (ages 22-50 years) were scanned on a micro-ultrasound system with a 45-MHz transducer (Vevo 2100, VisualSonics). Subjects' hands were then imaged on a 3T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Biograph MMR) using an 8-channel special purpose phased array carotid coil. Lastly, subjects' hands were imaged on a 7T clinical MR scanner (Siemens Magnetom 7T Whole Body Scanner) using a custom built 8-channel transmit receive carotid coil...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292859/-18-f-fluoride-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-minor-ischemic-stroke-case-control-study
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Alex T Vesey, William S A Jenkins, Agnese Irkle, Alastair Moss, Greg Sng, Rachael O Forsythe, Tim Clark, Gemma Roberts, Alison Fletcher, Christophe Lucatelli, James H F Rudd, Anthony P Davenport, Nicholas L Mills, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Martin Dennis, William N Whiteley, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) can assess both anatomy and biology of carotid atherosclerosis. We sought to assess whether (18)F-fluoride or (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose can identify culprit and high-risk carotid plaque. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed (18)F-fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in 26 patients after recent transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke: 18 patients with culprit carotid stenosis awaiting carotid endarterectomy and 8 controls without culprit carotid atheroma...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290907/-combination-of-visual-and-metabolic-markers-in-assessment-of-probability-of-presence-and-severity-of-atherosclerosis-of-coronary-arteries
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V A Metelskaya, N E Gavrilova, N G Gumanova, O A Litinskaya, E B Yarovaya, S A Boytsov
AIM: to assess possibilities of the use of biochemical markers combined with data of methods of imaging of arterial atherosclerotic lesions for evaluation of risk of presence and severity of coronary atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled into this study patients (n=205, 136 men, 69 women, age 33-85 years, 94% on statin therapy) who underwent coronary angiography and carotid artery ultrasound dopplerography. Examination included determination of parameters of lipid profile and carbohydrate metabolism, markers of inflammation and metabolism of visceral adipose tissue...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290878/-immediate-outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-with-multifocal-atherosclerosis-gender-differences
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A N Sumin, E V Korok, R A Gaifulin, S V Ivanov, O L Barbarash
AIM: To assess the impact of presence of multifocal atherosclerosis (MFA) and gender differences on immediate outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of patients with MFA, who underwent elective CABG (n=764, 655 men, 109 women) were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Women were older (<0.001), and more often were overweight (<0.001), had diabetes (<0...
August 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290390/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-indian-population-an-8-year-follow-up-study
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Subhash Kaul, Suvarna Alladi, K Rukmini Mridula, V C S Srinivasarao Bandaru, Matapathi Umamashesh, Darapureddy Anjanikumar, Palli Lalitha, R Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) is a marker for cerebrovascular disease, coronary atherosclerosis, and death. AIM: To investigate the prevalence of ACAS in the Indian population, and to correlate ACAS with other vascular risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively recruited 1500 individuals who were older than 40 years and asymptomatic for cerebrovascular disease between June 2003 and December 2014. Evaluation of vascular risk factors was done for all the participants...
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287278/carotid-intima-media-thickness-is-not-associated-with-homocysteine-and-vitamin-d-levels-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Katarína Klobučníková, Pavel Šiarnik, Monika Siváková, Helena Wágnerová, Imrich Mucska, Branislav Kollár, Peter Turčáni
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is associated with increased vascular morbidity. Accelerated atherosclerosis might be one of the most important mechanisms linking OSA with the development of vascular disorders. Homocysteine (HCY) and vitamin D has been associated with atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess a possible association between the levels of HCY and vitamin D and the carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT), which is a known marker for subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with OSA...
March 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285092/visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-ratio-is-independently-related-to-small-and-large-cerebrovascular-lesions-even-in-healthy-subjects
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Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kiyoe Kato
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The severity of obesity is evaluated by visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio (VS ratio), which may be useful for predicting atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear how VS ratio affects different types of cerebrovascular lesions. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical impact of visceral fat accumulation on the cerebrovascular lesions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 980 apparently healthy Japanese adults who underwent a health check-up program focused toward atherosclerosis, between 2011 and 2014...
March 2, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282560/genome-wide-meta-analysis-identifies-novel-loci-of-plaque-burden-in-carotid-artery
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Janne Pott, Ralph Burkhardt, Frank Beutner, Katrin Horn, Andrej Teren, Holger Kirsten, Lesca M Holdt, Gerhard Schuler, Daniel Teupser, Markus Loeffler, Joachim Thiery, Markus Scholz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carotid artery plaque is an established marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and common patho-mechanisms with coronary artery disease (CAD) are hypothesized. We aimed to identify genetic variants associated with carotid plaque and to examine the potential shared genetic basis with CAD. METHODS: After investigating the reliability of plaque detection, we performed a genome-wide meta-association study in two independent cohorts (LIFE-Adult, n = 4037 and LIFE-Heart, n = 3152) for carotid plaque score (PS), defined as the sum of the plaque load of common carotid artery and carotid bulb...
February 24, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279551/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-correlates-with-severity-of-extracranial-carotid-stenosis-a-study-using-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Hong Jiang, Jun Zhang, Jian Wu, Guangru Wei, Yang He, Xuguang Gao
OBJECTIVE: Although neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been reported to correlate with subclinical atherosclerosis, little is known about the relationship between NLR and carotid stenosis. METHODS: Only patients with extracranial carotid stenosis in digital subtraction angiography (N = 105) were enrolled in this study. Maximal and accumulated extracranial carotid artery stenosis was measured. Stepwise multiple linear regression was performed to identify independent factors associated with maximal and accumulated extracranial carotid artery stenosis...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279156/premature-atherosclerosis-in-children-with-beta-thalassemia-major-new-diagnostic-marker
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Laila M Sherief, Osama Dawood, Adel Ali, Hanan S Sherbiny, Naglaa M Kamal, Mohamed Elshanshory, Osama Abd Alazez, Mohamed Abd Alhady, Mohamed Nour, Wesam A Mokhtar
BACKGROUND: Early vascular alteration, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease have emerged as important cardiovascular complications among beta-thalassemia major (B-TM) patients. The aims of the current study were to assess the prevalence of premature atherosclerosis among our B-TM patients, and to investigate the diagnostic value of serum Osteoprotegerin assay as an early biomarker for atherosclerosis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Hematology unit - Pediatric Department, Zagazig University Children Hospital- Egypt in the period from March 2014 to March 2015...
March 9, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275419/early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-coronary-heart-disease-in-symptomatic-subjects-with-advanced-vascular-atherosclerosis-of-the-carotid-artery-type-iii-and-iv-b-findings-using-ultrasound
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Ansgar Adams, Waldemar Bojara, Klaus Schunk
BACKGROUND: A study was conducted as to whether the early diagnosis of coronary heart disease (CHD) in symptomatic patients with advanced atherosclerosis of the carotid artery was more successful using ultrasound technology than exercise electrocardiography (ECG). METHODS: Within the scope of an occupational screening program using subjects from diverse employment sectors, people were given the opportunity to determine their risk of heart attack. During the study, the total plaque area (TPA), the maximum plaque thickness in the carotid artery and the PROCAM scores of 3,513 healthy men and 2,088 healthy women between the ages of 20 and 65 were determined...
February 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275304/subclinical-atherosclerosis-is-linked-to-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-via-vitamin-k2-dependent-mechanisms
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Francesca Romana Ponziani, Maurizio Pompili, Enrico Di Stasio, Maria Assunta Zocco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Roberto Flore
AIM: To assess the rate of matrix Gla-protein carboxylation in patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and to decipher its association with subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: Patients with suspected SIBO who presented with a low risk for cardiovascular disease and showed no evidence of atherosclerotic plaques were included in the study. A glucose breath test was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis of SIBO and vascular assessment was carried out by ultrasound examination...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274304/-anti-%C3%AE-2gpi-antibody-promotes-release-of-inflammatory-and-pro-thrombosis-molecules-from-arteries-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-mice
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Xiaojie Zhu, Hong Zhou, Xiaoyan Wang, Qianqian Cai, Chao He, Longfei Xia, Guiting Zhang, Hang Ouyang
Objective To investigate the roles of anti-beta 2 glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-β2GPI Ab) in the expressions of atherosclerosis(AS)-related inflammatory factors and pro-thrombosis molecules in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice. Methods ApoE-/- mice were randomly divided into normal saline (NS) group, 100 μg anti-β2GPI Ab group, 100 μg homologous antibody (rabbit-IgG) group and 100 μg β2GPI/anti-β2GPI Ab complex group after silastic collars were placed around their carotid arteries by surgery...
March 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273502/ruptured-berry-aneurysm-with-minimal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tyler J Gardner, Joseph A Prahlow
Cerebral artery aneurysm rupture is usually associated with significant subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, there are rare cases where there is a lack of hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space. While subdural hemorrhage can occur with ruptured aneurysms, isolated subdural hemorrhage is more often associated with trauma. In this case, a 51-year-old obese woman, who recently visited an Urgent Care Center for elevated blood pressure, was found dead roughly a month later. She had been complaining of headaches, and received medication for her blood pressure at the visit...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270891/visit-to-visit-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-variability-is-an-independent-determinant-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Akiko Takenouchi, Ayaka Tsuboi, Kaori Kitaoka, Satomi Minato, Miki Kurata, Keisuke Fukuo, Tsutomu Kazumi
BACKGROUND: Studies demonstrated that visit-to-visit variability in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events in subjects with coronary artery disease. Whether visit-to-visit variability in LDLC levels affects subclinical atherosclerosis is unknown. This study sought to evaluate the role of visit-to-visit variability in LDLC levels on subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: We evaluated 162 type 2 diabetic patients with measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264799/uremic-solute-indoxyl-sulfate-induced-platelet-hyperactivity-contributes-to-ckd-associated-thrombosis-in-mice
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Ke Yang, Changhong Du, Xinmiao Wang, Fengju Li, Yang Xu, Song Wang, Shilei Chen, Fang Chen, Mingqiang Shen, Mo Chen, Mengjia Hu, Ting He, Yongping Su, Junping Wang, Jinghong Zhao
Thrombosis is a common complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD), but the causes and mechanisms of CKD-associated thrombosis are not well clarified. Here, we show that platelet activity is remarkably enhanced in CKD mice, with increase of serum indoxyl sulfate (IS), a typical uremic toxin which cannot be effectively cleared by routine dialysis. Ex vivo and in vitro experiments reveal that IS displays a distinct ability to enhance platelet activities, including elevated response to collagen and thrombin, increases in platelet-derived microparticles and platelet-monocyte aggregates...
March 6, 2017: Blood
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