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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636457/notch-signaling-in-lung-diseases
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Jiehan Jiang, Kui Xiao, Ping Chen
NOTCH is a fundamental signaling system that regulates normal embryonic development and tissue homeostasis in adult life. NOTCH receptor is a single-pass transmembrane protein normally triggered via direct cell-to-cell contact, in which NOTCH ligands bind the extracellular domain of the receptor, inducing γ-secretase cleavage and release of intracellular domain. The intracellular domain binds to the transcriptional effector RBPJκ to activate transcription of target genes that regulate cell differentiation, patterning, and morphogenesis during embryonic development and adult life...
June 21, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636414/non-dipping-status-and-selected-adipokines-concentration-in-children-with-primary-arterial-hypertension
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Agnieszka Jędzura, Piotr Adamczyk, Omar Bjanid, Elżbieta Świętochowska, Dagmara Roszkowska-Bjanid, Anna Baraniecka, Beata Banaszak, Krzysztof Plesiński, Aurelia Morawiec-Knysak, Katarzyna Ziora, Maria Szczepańska
High blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents is associated with increased risk of persistent hypertension (HT) in adulthood and, consequently, cardiovascular disease and target organ damage. AIM: The values of selected anthropometric parameters and laboratory test results including leptin and apelin concentration were evaluated with regard to averaged values of office BP measurements and 24-hour ABPM. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 55 children: 23-with primary HT and coexisting overweight or obese (HT-OB), 16-with primary HT and normal weight (HT-NW), and 16 healthy children (C)...
June 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629772/impact-of-the-cardiovascular-system-associated-adipose-tissue-on-atherosclerotic-pathology
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REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Andrey V Grechko, Veronika A Myasoedova, Alexandra A Melnichenko, Alexander N Orekhov
Cardiac obesity makes an important contribution to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. One of the important pathways of this contribution is the inflammatory process that takes place in the adipose tissue. In this review, we consider the role of the cardiovascular system-associated fat in atherosclerotic cardiovascular pathology and a non-atherosclerotic cause of coronary artery disease, such as atrial fibrillation. Cardiovascular system-associated fat not only serves as the energy store, but also releases adipokines that control local and systemic metabolism, heart/vascular function and vessel tone, and a number of vasodilating and anti-inflammatory substances...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627231/a-novel-risk-scoring-system-to-predict-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-cha2ds2-vasc-cf-score
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Harun Kundi, Emrullah Kiziltunc, Ahmet Korkmaz, Gokhan Cicek, Ender Ornek, Mehmet Ileri
The present study aimed to determine the long-term prognostic validity of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In addition, we formulated a novel scoring system, the CHA2DS2-VASc-CF (which includes cigarette smoking and a family history of coronary artery disease as risk factors). This study included 4373 consecutive patients with AMI who presented to the emergency department of our hospital and underwent cardiac catheterization procedures between December 2009 and September 2016...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626075/sex-differences-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology-estrogen-and-androgen-signaling-in-health-and-disease
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Austin C Boese, Seong Chul Kim, Ke-Jie Yin, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Sex differences between women and men are often overlooked and underappreciated when studying the cardiovascular system. It has been long assumed that men and women are physiologically similar, and this notion has resulted in females being clinically evaluated and treated for cardiovascular pathophysiological complications as males. Currently, there is increased recognition of fundamental sex differences in cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling, and pathophysiology. NIH has enacted guidelines expressly to gain knowledge about ways the sexes differ in both normal function and diseases at the various research levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622754/prevalence-of-non-infectious-comorbidities-in-the-hiv-positive-population-in-belgium-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Jessie Gunter, Steven Callens, Stephane De Wit, Jean-Christophe Goffard, Michel Moutschen, Gilles Darcis, Christelle Meuris, Charlotte van den Bulcke, Karine Fombellida, Marc Del Forge, Homie Razavi, Chloe Wyndham-Thomas
OBJECTIVES: In Belgium, eleven AIDS Reference Centers (ARCs) and seven AIDS Reference Laboratories diagnose and treat HIV-positive individuals and track patients under care. As AIDS-related deaths are avoided and the HIV-positive population ages, non-infectious comorbidities (NICMs), such as cardiovascular disease, renal disease and certain cancers, play a larger role in the quality and length of patients' lives. This study aims to characterize the HIV-positive population in Belgium in terms of the prevalence of key NICMs...
June 16, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622156/aerobic-versus-isometric-handgrip-exercise-in-hypertension-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nikolaos Pagonas, Stergios Vlatsas, Frederic Bauer, Felix S Seibert, Walter Zidek, Nina Babel, Peter Schlattmann, Timm H Westhoff
OBJECTIVES: Aerobic dynamic exercise reduces blood pressure (BP) and is broadly recommended by current American and European hypertension guidelines. Isometric exercise is currently not recommended, since data from only a few studies are available. We compare for the first time the effects of isometric handgrip training and aerobic exercise in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: A total of 75 hypertensive patients were randomized to one of the following 12-week programmes: Isometric handgrip training five times weekly (two contractions of 2 min at 30% of maximal power with each arm); 'Sham-handgrip training' five times weekly (two contractions of 2 min at 5% of maximal power with each arm); Aerobic exercise training of 30 min three to five times per week...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621173/evaluation-and-management-approaches-for-scleroderma-lung-disease
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Sara R Schoenfeld, Flavia V Castelino
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). As symptoms are often under-reported in SSc, early screening of ILD and PAH is of paramount importance, and early treatment may be associated with better clinical outcomes. Serologies are particularly helpful in identifying patients at risk for pulmonary involvement. Pulmonary function testing, high-resolution computed tomography of the chest and echocardiography are important tools in the initial screening of these patients...
June 1, 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620841/device-based-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Jens Jordan
Device-based antihypertensive treatments have primarily been developed and clinically tested for patients with hypertension refractory to pharmacological treatment. Most but not all device-based treatments target the sympathetic nervous system and provided important new insight in the mechanisms of human hypertension. This review provides an overview on the scientific rational and clinical data on recent device-based antihypertensive treatment approaches. Device-based treatments targeting the sympathetic nervous system include catheter-based renal nerve ablation, electrical carotid sinus stimulation, modulation of baroreflex transduction through a dedicated carotid stent, carotid body denervation, and deep brain stimulation...
July 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620573/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-ischemic-and-non-ischemic-complete-heart-block
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Murtaza Sundhu, Mehmet Yildiz, Mubbasher Syed, Bhavan Shah, Sajjad Gul, Omer Afzal, Lon Castle
INTRODUCTION: Third degree or complete heart block (CHB) is a medical emergency and usually requires permanent pacemaker placement. CHB can be caused by cardiac ischemia or non-ischemic conditions such as infiltrative diseases or fibrosis. The purpose of this study is to identify the baseline clinical characteristics associated with ischemic versus non-ischemic causes of complete heart block and compare their outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review broad approval was granted by the Cleveland Clinic Health System...
May 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619664/nailfold-capillaroscopic-changes-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-systemic-sclerosis-related-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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A Corrado, M Correale, N Mansueto, I Monaco, A Carriero, A Mele, R Colia, M Di Biase, F P Cantatore
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) represents one of the main clinical expressions of the vascular changes in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Lung microvascular changes can play a role in the pathogenesis of idiopathic PAH (IPAH) also. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence of capillaroscopic abnormalities in patients with IPAH and to evaluate the differences in capillary nailfold changes between patients with IPAH and patients with SSc with and without PAH. METHODS: 39 SSc patients (19 with PAH - SSc-PAH and 20 without - SSc-noPAH), 21 subjects with IPAH and 20 healthy subjects were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615037/high-sensitivity-and-negative-predictive-value-of-the%C3%A2-detect-algorithm-for-an-early-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-systemic-sclerosis-application-in-a-single-center
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Alfredo Guillén-Del Castillo, Eduardo L Callejas-Moraga, Gabriela García, José F Rodríguez-Palomares, Antonio Román, Cristina Berastegui, Manuel López-Meseguer, Enric Domingo, Vicente Fonollosa-Plá, Carmen Pilar Simeón-Aznar
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of the most relevant causes of death in systemic sclerosis. The aims of this study were to analyse the recently published DETECT algorithm comparing it with European Society of Cardiology/European Respiratory Society (ESC/ERS) 2009 guidelines: as screening of PAH; (2) identifying median pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) ≥21 mmHg; and (3) determining any group of pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: Eighty-three patients fulfilling LeRoy's systemic sclerosis diagnostic criteria with at least right heart catheterization were studied retrospectively...
June 14, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614461/-improved-blood-pressure-control-to-reduce-cardiovascular-disease-morbidity-and-mortality-the-standardized-hypertension-treatment-and-prevention-project
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Pragna Patel, Pedro Ordunez, Donald DiPette, María Cristina Escobar, Trevor Hassell, Fernando Wyss, Anselm Hennis, Samira Asma, Sonia Angell
Hypertension is the leading remediable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, and is responsible for more than 10 million preventable deaths globally each year. While hypertension can be successfully diagnosed and treated, only one in seven persons with hypertension have controlled blood pressure. To meet the challenge of improving the control of hypertension, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, the authors developed the Standardized Hypertension Treatment and Prevention Project, which involves a health systems-strengthening approach that advocates for standardized hypertension management using evidence-based interventions...
June 8, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614449/-evaluation-of-the-healthcare-network-for-persons-with-arterial-hypertension-study-of-a-health-district
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Cleuzieli Moraes Dos Santos, Ana Rita Barbieri, Crhistinne Cavalheiro Maymone Gonçalves, Daniel Henrique Tsuha
In the context of public health policies, healthcare network is a strategy that aims to promote people's equitable access to services and to reduce fragmentation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of development of components in a healthcare network for hypertension. This was an ex-ante, cross-sectional evaluative study focused on the implementation of a healthcare network for persons with chronic diseases, applying a questionnaire to 17 health administrators from the municipalities (counties) comprising the largest health district in Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil...
June 12, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612673/can-flavonoid-rich-chocolate-modulate-arterial-elasticity-and-pathological-uterine-artery-doppler-blood-flow-in-pregnant-women-a-pilot-study
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Emma von Wowern, Per Olofsson
INTRODUCTION: Dark chocolate has shown beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and might also modulate hypertensive complications in pregnancy and uteroplacental blood flow. Increased uteroplacental resistance is associated with systemic arterial stiffness. We aimed to investigate the short-term effect of flavonoid-rich chocolate on arterial stiffness and Doppler blood flow velocimetry indexes in pregnant women with compromised uteroplacental blood flow. METHODS: Doppler blood flow velocimetry and digital pulse wave analysis (DPA) were performed in 25 women pregnant in the second and third trimesters with uterine artery (UtA) score (UAS) 3-4, before and after 3 days of ingestion of chocolate with high flavonoid and antioxidant contents...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612007/erdheim-chester-disease-presenting-with-secondary-hypertension-as-a-result-of-bilateral-proximal-renal-artery-stenosis-a-case-report
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Farid Arman, Hania Shakeri, Niloofar Nobakht, Anjay Rastogi, Mohammad Kamgar
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare, non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting most commonly with bone and central nervous system symptoms, including but not limited to bone pain and diabetes insipidus. We present a known case of ECD, which was referred for secondary hypertension workup and diagnosed with severe, proximal, bilateral renal artery stenosis.
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611661/discovery-and-development-of-calcium-channel-blockers
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REVIEW
Théophile Godfraind
In the mid 1960s, experimental work on molecules under screening as coronary dilators allowed the discovery of the mechanism of calcium entry blockade by drugs later named calcium channel blockers. This paper summarizes scientific research on these small molecules interacting directly with L-type voltage-operated calcium channels. It also reports on experimental approaches translated into understanding of their therapeutic actions. The importance of calcium in muscle contraction was discovered by Sidney Ringer who reported this fact in 1883...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608025/triple-combination-therapies-based-on-olmesartan-a-personalized-therapeutic-approach-to-improve-blood-pressure-control
#18
REVIEW
Massimo Volpe, Caterina Santolamazza, Vittoria Mastromarino, Roberta Coluccia, Allegra Battistoni, Giuliano Tocci
Recent epidemiological surveys have demonstrated that effective and sustained blood pressure (BP) control is achieved in a relatively small proportion of treated hypertensive patients. Indeed, treatment of hypertension represents a key strategy for preventing coronary artery disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular death. Several interventions have been proposed by international guidelines for ameliorating hypertension management and control, mostly including integrated and multi-dimensional pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies...
June 12, 2017: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606676/burden-and-impact-of-congenital-syndromes-and-comorbidities-among-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Isabelle Bracher, Maria Padrutt, Francesca Bonassin, Bruno Santos Lopes, Christiane Gruner, Simon F Stämpfli, Angela Oxenius, Gabriella De Pasquale, Theresa Seeliger, Thomas F Lüscher, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Matthias Greutmann
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the overall burden of congenital syndromes and non-cardiac comorbidities among adults with congenital heart disease and to assess their impact on circumstances of living and outcomes. METHODS: Within a cohort of 1725 adults with congenital heart defects (65% defects of moderate or great complexity) followed at a single tertiary care center, congenital syndromes and comorbidities were identified by chart review. Their association with arrhythmias, circumstances of living and survival was analyzed...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606232/-a-clinical-analysis-of-15-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-accompanied-by-pulmonary-hypertension
#20
Ji Li, Jing-Ran Ma, Zhi-Xing Sun, Jing-Jing Jiang, Yan-Qing Dong, Qian Wang, Hong-Mei Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, laboratory findings, diagnosis and treatment, and prognosis of children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) accompanied by pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: The clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, echocardiographic features, SLE disease activity index, and treatment outcome of 15 hospitalized children with SLE accompanied by PH were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among the 15 patients, the median interval from diagnosis of SLE to diagnosis of PH was 0...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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