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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346975/hypothyroidism-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-in-a-national-cohort-of-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#1
Hsuan-Jen Lin, Chung-Chih Lin, Hsuan Ming Lin, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Chiz-Tzung Chang, Che-Yi Chou, Chiu-Ching Huang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hypothyroidism is high in hemodialysis (HD) patients and hypothyroidism increases all-cause mortality in HD patients. Comorbidities are common in HD patients and are associated with both mortality and hypothyroidism. The aim of the study is to explore the effect of the interactions of comorbidities and hypothyroidism on all-cause mortality in HD patients. METHOD: Patients with hypothyroidism (ICD-9-CM 244.0, 244.1, and 244.9) and matched patients without hypothyroidism in the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patient Database of Taiwan Health Insurance from 2000 to 2010 were analyzed...
March 27, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346907/long-term-associations-of-modeled-and-self-reported-measures-of-exposure-to-air-pollution-and-noise-at-residence-on-prevalent-hypertension-and-blood-pressure
#2
Anitha Pitchika, Regina Hampel, Kathrin Wolf, Ute Kraus, Josef Cyrys, Wolfgang Babisch, Annette Peters, Alexandra Schneider
Air pollution, traffic noise and noise annoyance are suggested to be associated with hypertension and blood pressure (BP); however, the evidence remains inconsistent. Our study examined the long-term associations of modeled and self-reported measures of air pollution and traffic noise on prevalent hypertension and BP. We analyzed cross-sectional data from 2552 participants aged 31-72years from the KORA F4 (2006-2008) study conducted in the region of Augsburg, Germany. Land-use regression models were used to estimate residential long-term exposure to particulate matter <2...
March 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346853/high-prevalence-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-correlation-of-serum-vitamin-d-with-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#3
Mohammad J Alkhatatbeh, Khalid K Abdul-Razzak, Lubna Q Khasawneh, Nesreen A Saadeh
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) identifies subjects with increased risk of cardiovascular disease when they have a combination of insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, hyperglycemia, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and elevated triglycerides (TGs). Increasing evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency could be associated with diabetes and MetS. The aim is to assess if 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) is correlated with cardiovascular risk components of MetS. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involved 124 diabetic patients with MetS according to International Diabetes Federation definition...
March 27, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346156/association-of-sleep-characteristics-with-cardiovascular-and-metabolic-risk-factors-in-a-population-sample-the-chicago-area-sleep-study
#4
Samantha E Montag, Kristen L Knutson, Phyllis C Zee, Jeffrey J Goldberger, Jason Ng, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Mercedes R Carnethon
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of sleep characteristics with prevalent hypertension, diabetes, and obesity in a multiethnic cohort. DESIGN: This study used a population-based cross-sectional study design. SETTING: Participants were recruited between 2009 and 2011 from Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding suburbs. PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 492 adults aged 35 to 64years who self-reported as white, black, Hispanic, or Asian and who had a low likelihood of sleep apnea based on the apnea screening questionnaires and 1 night of apnea screening using an in-home device (apnea hypopnea index <15 or oxygen desaturation index <10)...
April 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345395/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-in-stent-restenosis
#5
Samet Yilmaz, Mehmet Kadri Akboga, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloglu
The CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke, vascular disease, age 65-74 years, female gender) score is used to estimate thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation (AF). Its usefulness in predicting in-stent restenosis (ISR) is unknown. We evaluated the predictive value of the CHA2DS2-VASc score in AF-free patients who have undergone stent implantation. A total of 1350 patients who underwent coronary angiography and successful bare-metal stent implantation were analyzed...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345114/peripheral-endothelial-function-after-arterial-switch-operation-for-d-looped-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#6
Heather Y Sun, Katie Jo Stauffer, Susan E Nourse, Chau Vu, Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
Coronary artery re-implantation during arterial switch operation in patients with D-looped transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA) can alter coronary arterial flow and increase shear stress, leading to local endothelial dysfunction, although prior studies have conflicting results. Endothelial pulse amplitude testing can predict coronary endothelial dysfunction by peripheral arterial testing. This study tested if, compared to healthy controls, patients with D-TGA after arterial switch operation had peripheral endothelial dysfunction...
March 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344956/maternal-serum-placental-growth-factor-and-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-measured-in-the-first-trimester-as-parameters-of-subsequent-pre-eclampsia-and-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-prospective-observational-study
#7
Kyung Uk Sung, Jeong A Roh, Kyung Jin Eoh, Eui Hyeok Kim
OBJECTIVE: To examine the first-trimester maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels in pregnancies associated with pre-eclampsia (PE) or small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants, and determine the predictive accuracy of PlGF and of PAPP-A for either PE or SGA infants. METHODS: This prospective, observational study included 175 pregnant women, and of these women, due to participant withdrawal or loss to follow-up, delivery data were collected from the medical records of 155 women, including 4 who had twin pregnancies...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344618/patient-and-lesion-tailored-algorithm-of-endovascular-treatment-for-arterial-occlusive-disease-of-extracranial-arteries-supplying-the-brain-safety-of-the-treatment-at-30-day-follow-up
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Paweł Latacz, Marian Simka, Paweł Brzegowy, Piotr Janas, Marek Kazibudzki, Piotr Pieniążek, Andrzej Ochała, Tadeusz Popiela, Tomasz Mrowiecki
INTRODUCTION: Although surgical endarterectomy remains the treatment of choice for carotid artery stenosis, stenting plays an important role as an alternative treatment modality, especially in high-risk patients. The actual safety profile associated with stenting procedures is probably better than that reported by randomized controlled trials. AIM: To assess the safety of stent implantations in extracranial arteries supplying the brain, and also to identify risk factors associated with this procedure...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344421/impact-of-physician-coordinated-intensive-follow-up-on-long-term-medical-costs-in-patients-with-unstable-angina-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#9
Jing-Jing Jia, Ping-Shuan Dong, Lai-Jing Du, Zhi-Guo Li, Li-Hong Lai, Xu-Ming Yang, Shao-Xin Wang, Xi-Shan Yang, Zhi-Juan Li, Xi-Yan Shang, Xi-Mei Fan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of professional physician-coordinated intensive follow-up on long-term expenditures after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in unstable angina (UA) patients. METHODS: In this study, there were 669 UA patients who underwent successful PCI and followed up for 3 years, then divided into the intensive follow-up group (N = 337), and the usual follow-up group (N = 332). Patients were provided with detailed discharge information and individualized follow-up schedules...
March 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344049/-serum-potassium-levels-and-long-term-mortality-in-the-elderly-with-hypertension
#10
M Heras Benito, M J Fernández-Reyes, M T Guerrero Díaz, A Muñoz Pascual
There is increasing evidence that small variations within the normal range (3.5-5mEq/L) of potassium are associated with mortality. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is an association between serum potassium level (sK) and mortality in a cohort of elderly hypertensive patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was conducted on patients who had sK levels available in a period of clinical stability during their recruitment between January and April 2006 and followed-up for 10 years...
March 23, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343901/gper-blockers-as-nox-downregulators-a-new-drug-class-to-target-chronic-non-communicable-diseases
#11
Matthias R Meyer, Matthias Barton
Oxidative stress is a hallmark of chronic non-communicable diseases such as arterial hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases are characterized by increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by NAPDH oxidase 1 (Nox1) and additional Nox isoforms among other sources. Activation of the G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) can mediate multiple salutary effects on the cardiovascular system. However, GPER also has constitutive activity, e.g. in the absence of specific agonists, that was recently shown to promote hypertension and aging-induced tissue damage by enabling Nox1-derived production of ROS...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343312/role-of-acid-base-homeostasis-in-diabetic-kidney-disease
#12
REVIEW
Pascale Khairallah, Julia J Scialla
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acid-base homeostasis is impaired in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may contribute to disease progression. Diabetes, a major cause of CKD worldwide, may exacerbate acidosis further due to differences in acid production and excretion. Here, we review the role of abnormal acid-base homeostasis in the pathogenesis and progression of diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Acidosis and dietary acid loading may contribute to the development and worsening of insulin resistance and hypertension, thereby promoting diabetes and diabetic CKD...
April 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342822/antiplatelet-activity-of-drugs-used-in-hypertension-dyslipidemia-and-diabetes-additional-benefit-in-cardiovascular-diseases-prevention
#13
REVIEW
Cesar Sepúlveda, Iván Palomo, Eduardo Fuentes
Beyond its function in hemostasis, platelets activation has an important role in cardiovascular diseases (CVD) development. There are different clinical conditions that can mediate abnormal platelet activation and favors pathological thrombosis and CVD. These include Hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, all risks factors from CVD development. Different drugs employed in the handled of these conditions have showed decreases platelet activation and related markers. This effect is in part by improved the base condition; however someone of these drugs can modulate platelet targets...
March 22, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342363/war-during-childhood-the-long-run-effects-of-warfare-on-health
#14
Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
This paper estimates the causal long-term consequences of an exposure to war in utero and during childhood on the risk of obesity and the probability of having a chronic health condition in adulthood. Using the plausibly exogenous city-by-cohort variation in the intensity of WWII destruction as a unique quasi-experiment, I find that individuals who were exposed to WWII destruction during the prenatal and early postnatal periods have higher BMIs and are more likely to be obese as adults. I also find an elevated incidence of chronic health conditions such as stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorder in adulthood among these wartime children...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342151/cardiovascular-disease-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-medications-and-risk-factors-in-china
#15
Chun Li, X R Wang, H J Ji, X Y Zhang, X F Li, L Z Wang, C H Wang, Y F Wang, Rong Yang, G C Wang, Xin Lu, Ping Zhu, L N Chen, H T Jin, J T Liu, X Y Liu, Lin Sun, H Y Chen, Ping Wei, J X Wang, L F Cui, Rong Shu, B L Liu, Z L Zhang, G T Li, Z B Li, Jing Yang, J F Li, Bin Jia, F X Zhang, J M Tao, S L Han, J Y Lin, M Q Wei, X M Liu, Dan Ke, S X Hu, Cong Ye, X Y Yang, Hao Li, C B Huang, Ming Gao, Bei Lai, X F Li, L J Song, Yi Wang, X Y Wang, Y D Tang, Yin Su, Rong Mu, Z G Li
This study aims to assess the risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and to determine the association of traditional and biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) with risk for CVD in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. A cross-sectional cohort of 2013 RA patients from 21 hospitals around China was established. Medical history of CVD was documented. The patients' social background, clinical manifestations, comorbidities, and medications were also collected. Of the 2013 patients, 256 had CVD with an incidence of 12...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342139/exploring-the-link-between-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-inflammation-related-medical-conditions-an-epidemiological-examination
#16
Jack Tsai, Jianxun Shen
There have been few epidemiological studies exploring the link between PTSD and inflammation using population-based samples. This study examined the relation between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and inflammation-related medical conditions using data from the 2013-2014 New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Using a representative sample of 1,527 residents in New York City, the association between PTSD and 17 inflammation-related medical conditions were examined. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were conducted, adjusting for demographic characteristics and lifetime depression...
March 25, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342128/efficacy-and-safety-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Byeong Geun Song, Yang Won Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely applied in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SESCC) as a minimally invasive treatment, which has advantages over surgery, especially in the elderly who have high risk of surgery. This study elucidated the efficacy and safety of ESD for SESCC in the elderly. METHODS: Between April 2007 and June 2016, a total of 176 patients with SESCC treated with ESD were analyzed. Clinical outcomes including En bloc, complete, and curative resection rates, procedure-related complication rates, and cumulative recurrence rates were compared between the elderly (n = 46, ≥70 years of age) and the non-elderly groups (n = 130, <70 years of age)...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341364/decreased-access-to-bariatric-care-an-analysis-of-referral-practices-to-bariatric-specialists
#18
John A Primomo, Tanyaradzwa Kajese, Garth Davis, Robert Davis, Shinil Shah, Maddie Orsak, Christina Morrison
BACKGROUND: Substantial evidence reveals tolerability and co-morbid disease resolution after bariatric surgery; however, few physicians refer morbidly obese patients for bariatric consultation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate morbidly obese patient access to bariatric surgical consultation. SETTING: A multidisciplinary, private, bariatric center of excellence. METHODS: Patient surveyed in person regarding preconsultation co-morbidities, physician discussion and support for bariatric surgery, and physician referral practices...
November 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341359/prognostic-value-of-the-clinical-syntax-score-on-2-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-who-underwent-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#19
Chen He, Ying Song, Chuang-Shi Wang, Yi Yao, Xiao-Fang Tang, Xue-Yan Zhao, Run-Lin Gao, Yue-Jin Yang, Bo Xu, Jin-Qing Yuan
This prospective, single-center, observational study evaluated prognostic value of clinical SYNTAX score (CSS) on 2-year outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The SYNTAX score (SS) is a scoring system based on the complexity and severity of coronary lesions and is thought to be a prognostic tool to predict long-term outcomes. However, SS was a sole angiographic grading tool only with no consideration for clinical factors. There are few studies investigating the prognostic value of CSS in patients with ACS who underwent PCI...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341355/comparison-of-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-predictors-of-ischemic-and-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy-during-the-initial-evaluation-of-patients-with-reduced-%C3%A2-40-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#20
Nathaniel R Smilowitz, Arvind R Devanabanda, George Zakhem, Sohah N Iqbal, William Slater, John T Coppola
Invasive coronary angiography is routinely performed during the initial evaluation of patients with suspected cardiomyopathy with reduced left ventricular function. Clinical and electrocardiographic (ECG) data may accurately predict ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC). Medical records of adults referred for coronary angiography for evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40% from 2010 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with myocardial infarction (MI), previous coronary revascularization, cardiac surgery, or left-sided valvular disease were excluded...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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