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Alon Eisen, Avital Porter, Moshe Hoshen, Ran D Balicer, Orna Reges, Yardena Rabi, Morton Leibowitz, Zaza Iakobishvili, David Hasdai
BACKGROUND: Worse renal function, even in the normal or mildly impaired range, is associated with incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether this association exists in both sexes across all ages is not known. METHODS: A population based cohort of individuals >22 years with no prior CVD and with an eGFR 60-130 ml/min/1.73 m2 . eGFR was calculated using the CKD-EPI formula. Incident CVD was defined as either myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, coronary revascularization, or cerebrovascular event...
May 14, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
A Kulkarni, T Gulesserian, J M M D Lorenzo, Y Haroonian, M Ngyuyen, Y Lo, D Wang, D Hsu, F Kaskel, J Mahgerefteh
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of obesity on myocardial mechanics and ventriculo-arterial coupling (V-A) in children. METHODS: Strain parameters, stroke volume, arterial elastance, left ventricular (LV) elastance and V-A were compared after adjusting for age and hypertension and after multivariate sub-group analysis between patients with and without obesity. RESULTS: Among 123 retrospectively enrolled subjects, 6-21 years age, 79...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Obesity
Xinjie Lu
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death and morbidity throughout industrialized nations, accounting for one-fifth of all deaths globally. Exosomes are bi-lipid membranous vesicles containing protein, lipid and nucleic acid contents that are released from the cells via the endolysosomal pathway. Exosomes are derived from several cells including macrophages, dendritic cells, platelets as well as human serum. METHODS: In this review, an overview of recent advances, the evidence for the role of exosomes and exosomederived microRNAs (miRNAs) in atherosclerosis are provided...
2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Jun Ma, Yuan-sheng Zeng, Wei Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: Chinese Journal of Applied Physiology
Marco Antonio Hernández Lepe, Abraham Wall-Medrano, Marco Antonio Juárez-Oropeza, Arnulfo Ramos-Jiménez, Rosa P Hernández-Torres
Several chronic transmissible (e.g. AIDS) and non transmissible diseases like cadiovascular disease, are associated with oxidative stress (EOX) and dyslipidemia. Has been reported that Spirulina can reduce them, this has been demonstrated in vitro and in animal models but scarcely in humans. Through a systematic review on last 5 years (keywords: Spirulina AND cholesterol, Spirulina AND oxidative stress) 8 intervention studies with humans were reported, finding that oral (1-10 g/d) subchronic (0.5-6 month) administration of Spirulina appears to have and hypolipidemic and antioxidant effect...
August 1, 2015: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Geng Yin, Yan Liang, Rong Deng, Ying Wang, Qi-Bing Xie, Chuan Zuo
OBJECTIVE: To study predominant risk factors for survival in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (JIM). METHODS: The clinical data of 163 cases of IIM were reviewed, who received the diagnosis and treatments in West China Hospital from January 1997 to December 2010. Kaplan-Meier survival curve was used for the survival analysis of these patients with IIM. Univariate and multivariate analysis of risk factors for survival in the patients with IIM were carried out by Log-rank test, univariate Cox regression analysis and Cox regression model respectively...
September 2013: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
Stein Emil Vollset, Robert Clarke, Sarah Lewington, Marta Ebbing, Jim Halsey, Eva Lonn, Jane Armitage, JoAnn E Manson, Graeme J Hankey, J David Spence, Pilar Galan, Kaare H Bønaa, Rex Jamison, J Michael Gaziano, Peter Guarino, John A Baron, Richard F A Logan, Edward L Giovannucci, Martin den Heijer, Per M Ueland, Derrick Bennett, Rory Collins, Richard Peto
BACKGROUND: Some countries fortify flour with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects but others do not, partly because of concerns about possible cancer risks. We aimed to assess any effects on site-specific cancer rates in the randomised trials of folic acid supplementation, at doses higher than those from fortification. METHODS: In these meta-analyses, we sought all trials completed before 2011 that compared folic acid versus placebo, had scheduled treatment duration at least 1 year, included at least 500 participants, and recorded data on cancer incidence...
March 23, 2013: Lancet
Elizabeth Broadbent, Alexandra Leggat, Andy McLachlan, Andrew Kerr
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac patients have been shown to have inaccurate understanding of their cardiovascular risk. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether a guideline-based risk assessment and management intervention could facilitate understanding of cadiovascular risk and appropriate illness perceptions in cardiac patients. DESIGN: Randomized trial. METHODS: A total of 106 patients with MI or unstable angina were randomized to receive standard care with or without a 30-min nurse-led computerized Predict CVD-Diabetes (where CVD is cardiovascular disease) session...
February 2013: British Journal of Health Psychology
Kaspar Broch, Thor Ueland, Ståle H Nymo, John Kjekshus, Johannes Hulthe, Pieter Muntendam, John J McMurray, John Wikstrand, John G Cleland, Pål Aukrust, Lars Gullestad
AIMS: In patients with ischaemic heart failure (HF), myocardial dysfunction often progresses. Elevated levels of soluble ST2 (sST2) are associated with a poor prognosis, but an association between sST2 and worsening heart failure per se has not been established. We assessed the association between sST2 and cause-specific outcome in 1449 patients enrolled in the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Trial in Heart Failure (CORONA study). METHODS AND RESULTS: Soluble ST2 was measured with a highly sensitive immunoassay in 1449 patients ≥60 years of age with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤40% due to ischaemic heart disease...
March 2012: European Journal of Heart Failure
A T Bykov, V V Miakotnykh, L S Khodasevich, I A Zaĭtsev
Th present study was designed to examine 409 practically healthy men at the age of 50 to 79 years differing in terms of daily locomotor activities. They were divided into 4 groups each comprising subjects whose age differed within 10 years. Group 1 included former high-class athletes continuing physical exercises. Group 2 consisted of former high-class athletes practicing sedentary lifestyle. Group 3 contained subjects regularly doing health-improving physical exercises and group 4 those who had never been engaged in sports activities...
July 2011: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Domenico Russo, Yuri Battaglia
FGF23 is a bone-derived hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of phosphate and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D metabolism. FGF23 principally acts in the kidney to induce urinary phosphate excretion and suppress 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D synthesis in the presence of FGF receptor 1 (FGFR1) and its coreceptor Klotho. In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), circulating FGF23 levels are progressively increased to compensate for persistent phosphate retention, but this results in reduced renal production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and leads to hypersecretion of parathyroid hormone...
2011: International Journal of Nephrology
Louis Kuritzky, Charlie Michaudet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2011: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Li Liu, Yu-sheng Zhao, Shi-wen Wang, Yao He, Rui Chen, Yan-hua Li, Qiang Xu, Guang-yong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and possible risk factors of senile degenerated heart valvular disease (SDHVD) among military elderly in Beijing. METHODS: 820 individuals, aged 60 or above,are randomly selected from 8202 individuals, in 21 military retirement centers in Beijing. Each individual answers a questionnaire and receives Doppler echocardiographic examination for an observation of the cardiac structure, function and valve condition. A logistic regression analysis is also made to identify possible risk factors and their powers on the prevalence of SDHVD...
October 2006: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Masahiro Shinozaki
This article will review for bedside clinicians how to manage septic ALI.ARDS and shock to use the principles of EBM to evaluate the various therapeutic approaches for them. Low tidal volume ventilation (6 mg/dl/kg) is recommended for ALI.ARDS, but application of a minimum amount of PEEP, recruitment maneuvers with high PEEP and prone position are needed to confirm any benefit. NO inahalation, ECMO/ECCR, and glucocorticoid therapies don' t recommended for ALI.ARDS. Sivelestat Na, is available for ALI.ARDS in Japan, is needed further prospective randomized studies...
December 2004: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
A Curt
Disorders due to spinal cord compression or ischemic spinal cord lesions represent the most relevant nontraumatic spinal cord injuries causing acute para- and tetraplegia. In acute spinal cord compression early diagnosis is most reasonable to indicate early operative intervention with decompression to prevent progressive neurological deficits. In patients suffering from malignant disorders the indication for operation is directed to maintain quality of life in an appropriate level (pain treatment, mobility by wheelchair)...
November 2000: Therapeutische Umschau. Revue Thérapeutique
M Clozel, S Roux
Endothelin is one of the most potent vasoconstrictors known, but it also plays a role in inflammation, fibrosis and cellular hypertrophy. Endothelin is a key pathogenic factor in congestive heart failure, essential hypertension and pulmonary hypertension. Bosentan is a specific mixed antagonist of endothelin receptors. Preclinical and clinical data suggest that bosentan might become a new approach for the chronic treatment of these cadiovascular and pulmonary diseases.
February 2000: Annales D'endocrinologie
S L Burke, S C Malpas, G A Head
Environmental stress can cause an increase in sympathetic nerve activity both in humans and animals. While centrally acting antihypertensive drugs such as rilmenidine are known to reduce sympathetic tone, it is not clear whether they also influence the cardiovascular responses to acute stress. In the present study we examined the effects of systemic treatment with rilmenidine on the sympathetic and haemodynamic responses to air jet or noise stress. Twelve conscious rabbits previously implanted with a renal nerve recording electrode were subjected to an 8 l/min stream of air directed at their face for 10 min or exposure to 10 min of white noise (approximately 85 dB)...
October 15, 1998: Journal of the Autonomic Nervous System
J M Allen, G R Thompson, N B Myant, R Steiner, C M Oakley
Seven patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia, two female and five male, aged 12 to 25 years, underwent clinical and angiographic assessment to define the associated cardiovascular abnormalities. Four patients had angina, two of whom also had syncope on exertion. All had an ejection systolic murmur but no ejection click and a loud aortic second sound. All but one had a systolic gradient between the left ventricle and aorta, ranging from 20 to 80 mmHg at the time of presentation. Angiography showed a characteristic narrowing of the aortic root in all and five of the seven patients had coronary ostial stenosis...
October 1980: British Heart Journal
J Flammer, D Barth
In a double-blind study, a significant blockade of the beta-adrenergic system was verified on 20 healthy volunteers after instillation of 4 drops of Timolol maleate 0.5% daily. The systemic blocking effect is obvious after stimulation of the sympathetic system by physical activity. Under these conditions the blood pressure and the heart rate of volunteers treated with Timolol rise less than those of volunteers given a placebo. A theoretical explanation is given and possible clinical implications are discussed...
April 1980: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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October 1971: Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association
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