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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906428/the-epidemiology-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-its-connection-with-cardiovascular-disease-role-of-endothelial-dysfunction
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A Federico, M Dallio, M Masarone, M Persico, C Loguercio
The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is considered a predominant hepatopathy worldwide and a component of metabolic syndrome. It represents a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases, independently of the presence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity. For this reason, nowadays an epidemiological analysis and a research of the causes that correlate non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular pathologies, are extremely useful. There are important epidemiological variations in relation to various geographical areas, and depending on different population groups, the prevalence of this pathology changes...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905531/a-indicator-of-visceral-adipose-dysfunction-to-evaluate-metabolic-health-in-adult-chinese
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Ming-Feng Xia, Ying Chen, Huan-Dong Lin, Hui Ma, Xiao-Ming Li, Qiqige Aleteng, Qian Li, Dan Wang, Yu Hu, Bai-Shen Pan, Xue-Jun Li, Xiao-Ying Li, Xin Gao
Visceral adipose dysfunction is a major cause of metabolic disorders. However, there is lack of a clinical index for prediction of visceral fat dysfunction in Asians. The present study aims to establish a visceral adiposity index for evaluation of metabolic health status in Chinese, the largest Asian ethnic group. 485 subjects were recruited from Lianqian Community, Xiamen and received abdominal computed tomography(CT) for visceral fat area. A Chinese visceral adiposity index (CVAI) was created using multivariate linear regression analyses, and was further validated in 6495 subjects recruited from Changfeng Community, Shanghai...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905060/perioperative-risk-adjustment-for-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-are-simple-clinically-driven-models-sufficient
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David N Bernstein, Aakash Keswani, David Ring
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in value-based health care in the United States. Statistical analysis of large databases can inform us of the factors associated with and the probability of adverse events and unplanned readmissions that diminish quality and add expense. For example, increased operating time and high blood urea nitrogen (BUN) are associated with adverse events, whereas patients on antihypertensive medications were more likely to have an unplanned readmission. Many surgeons rely on their knowledge and intuition when assessing the risk of a procedure...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905030/involvement-of-the-coronary-bed-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-against-the-background-of-primarily-coronary-and-generalized-atherosclerosis
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M A Bakarev, A A Karpova, V I Pichigin, D B Nikityuk, E L Lushnikova
Significant associations between clinical history factors, lipid metabolism parameters, and type of atherosclerotic process (area of vascular lesions and severity of clinical manifestations) were detected. The predominance of generalized atherosclerosis in chronic coronary heart disease group was associated with patients' age, more incident excessive body weight and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and more severe course of arterial hypertension. Increased lipid spectrum atherogenicity was significantly more often observed in generalized atherosclerosis in the myocardial infarction group...
December 1, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904745/sex-differences-in-outcomes-after-stroke-among-patients-with-low-total-cholesterol-levels-a-large-hospital-based-prospective-study
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Guanen Zhou, Zhongping An, Wenjuan Zhao, Yan Hong, Haolin Xin, Xianjia Ning, Jinghua Wang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that total cholesterol (TC) levels are associated with stroke outcomes, but sex differences in the association between TC levels, especially a low TC level, and ischemic stroke outcomes are unknown. We aimed to assess the sex differences in stroke outcomes among patients with atherothrombotic infarctions and low TC levels in China. METHODS: This study recruited patients with atherothrombotic infarctions from Tianjin, China, between May 2005 and September 2014...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904553/comparison-of-the-effects-of-metformin-flutamide-plus-oral-contraceptives-and-simvastatin-on-the-metabolic-consequences-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Ferdous Mehrabian, Hatav Ghasemi-Tehrani, Mahboobe Mohamadkhani, Maryam Moeinoddini, Pooya Karimzadeh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the common endocrine disorders in women of reproductive ages. It is associated with a range of disorders, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance (IR), compensatory hyperinsulinemia, gestational, and type 2 diabetes, and increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity. There are different treatments available for PCOS. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the effects of metformin, flutamide plus oral contraceptives (OCs), and simvastatin on the metabolic consequences of PCOS...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904549/effects-of-nigella-sativa-supplementation-on-blood-parameters-and-anthropometric-indices-in-adults-a-systematic-review-on-clinical-trials
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Alireza Mohtashami, Mohammad Hasan Entezari
BACKGROUND: Nigella sativa (N. sativa) has been used in traditional medicine and several studies have been performed in the last decades to reveal the effects of it on different medical disorders such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity. We evaluated the effects of N. sativa supplementation on lipid profiles, glycemic control, blood pressure (BP), and some anthropometric indices in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search on published studies was done by using databases including PubMed, Google Scholar, Thomas Reuters Web of Science, and Cochrane...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904159/copeptin-as-a-biomarker-for-prediction-of-prognosis-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-a-meta-analysis
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Qian Xu, Yunfan Tian, Hao Peng, Hongmei Li
This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the predictive effect of copeptin as a biomarker for the prognosis of acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Central were searched for studies assessing the association of copeptin level on admission with prognosis of acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. The Newcastle-Ottawa Quality assessment scale for cohort study was used to evaluate quality. A total of 1976 acute ischemic stroke patients from 6 studies were included, and 59% of patients were male...
December 1, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904005/study-design-and-baseline-characteristics-of-the-expand-study-evaluation-of-effectiveness-and-safety-of-xa-inhibitor-rivaroxaban-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-and-systemic-embolism-in-a-nationwide-cohort-of-japanese-patients-diagnosed-as-non-valvular-atrial
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Takanori Ikeda, Hirotsugu Atarashi, Hiroshi Inoue, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Takanari Kitazono, Takeshi Yamashita, Wataru Shimizu, Masahiro Kamouchi, Koichi Kaikita, Koji Fukuda, Hideki Origasa, Ichiro Sakuma, Keijiro Saku, Yasuo Okumura, Yuichiro Nakamura, Hideo Morimoto, Naoki Matsumoto, Akihito Tsuchida, Junya Ako, Nobuyoshi Sugishita, Shogo Shimizu, Hiroaki Shimokawa
The use of rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, has been increasing for prevention of ischemic stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in Japan. We conducted the nationwide multicenter study, termed as the EXPAND Study, to address its effectiveness and safety in the real-world practice of patients with non-valvular AF in Japan. The EXPAND Study is a prospective, non-interventional, observational cohort study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban in non-valvular AF patients in a real-world clinical practice...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903643/effects-of-antihypertensive-agents-on-intestinal-contractility-in-the-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-angiotensin-receptor-system-down-regulation-by-losartan
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Glen S Patten, Mahinda Y Abeywardena
Hypertension is an inflammatory condition controlled by the renin angiotensin system and is linked to kidney disease, diabetes mellitus and recently to dysfunction of the gut. The aim of this study was to determine what effect anti-hypertensive drug treatments may have on intestinal function of the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). In the first experiment SHR were treated with enalapril or hydralazine. In the second experiment SHR were treated with losartan with no-treatment as control for both experiments...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903516/metabolic-abnormalities-and-obesity-s-impact-on-the-risk-for-developing-preeclampsia
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Frank T Spradley
Preeclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is increasing as a major contributor to perinatal and long-term morbidity of mother and offspring. PE is thought to originate from ischemic insults in the placenta driving the release of pro-hypertensive anti-angiogenic (sFlt-1) and pro-inflammatory (TNFα) factors into the maternal circulation. While the increased incidence of PE is hypothesized to be largely due to the obesity pandemic, the mechanisms whereby obesity increases this risk are unknown...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903445/increased-alloreactivity-and-adverse-outcomes-in-obese-kidney-transplant-recipients-are-limited-to-those-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
Previous studies on patient and allograft outcomes of obese kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remain controversial. To what extent obesity-related comorbidities contribute to adverse outcomes, however, hasn't been addressed. We studied all KTRs from 2005 to 2012. 29 (4%), 317 (48%), 217 (33%), 76 (12%), and 21 KTRs (4%) were identified as underweight, normal-weight, overweight, obese, and morbid obese, respectively. 33 of 97 obese KTRs (34%) had pre-existent diabetes. Samples were collected before transplantation and at +1, +2, +3months posttransplantation...
November 26, 2016: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903374/-the-relationship-between-myocardial-bridge-in-mural-coronary-artery-segment-and-coronary-atherosclerosis
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S J Ding, R C Huang, C F Jia, L Zhong, P An, Z Q Wang, H Zhu, B L Wu, X C Zhou
Objective: The myocardial bridging (MB) prevalence, anatomic characteristics of MB, and the relationship between characteristics of MB in mural coronary artery segment and coronary atherosclerosis were analyzed. Methods: In this perspective nonrandomized controlled study, a total of 1 132 patients who admitted to our hospital for suspected or known coronary artery disease from January 2012 to June 2013 were enrolled. All patients underwent dual-source 64-slice spiral CT coronary angiography. The general patient characteristics including gender, age, history of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and smoking, serum level of total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C were recorded...
October 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902760/socio-economic-inequality-of-chronic-non-communicable-diseases-in-bangladesh
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Tuhin Biswas, Md Saimul Islam, Natalie Linton, Lal B Rawal
INTRODUCTION: Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major public health challenge, and undermine social and economic development in much of the developing world, including Bangladesh. Epidemiologic evidence on the socioeconomic status (SES)-related pattern of NCDs remains limited in Bangladesh. This study assessed the relationship between three chronic NCDs and SES among the Bangladeshi population, paying particular attention to the differences between urban and rural areas. MATERIALS AND METHOD: Data from the 2011 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey were used for this study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902752/dose-dependent-dual-effect-of-baicalin-and-herb-huang-qin-extract-on-angiogenesis
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Dongqing Zhu, Shanshan Wang, John Lawless, Jianchen He, Zhengui Zheng
Huang Qin (root of Scutellaria baicalensis) is a widely used herb in different countries for adjuvant therapy of inflammation, diabetes, hypertension, different kinds of cancer and virus related diseases. Baicalin is the main flavonoid in this herb and has been extensively studied for 30 years. The angiogenic effect of herb Huang Qin extract and baicalin was found 13 years ago, however, the results were controversial with pro-angiogenic effect in some studies and anti-angiogenic effect in others. In this paper, the angiogenic effect of baicalin, its aglycone form baicalein and aqueous extract of Huang Qin was studied in chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902575/veterans-voice-through-the-lens-of-their-medical-records-what-it-reveals-about-congestive-heart-failure-readmissions
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Carl W Stevenson, Kattie Payne
PURPOSE OF STUDY: The medical record is a sea of information that can reveal what patients are trying to tell us about their health condition. It can reveal hints and trends as to why veterans with congestive heart failure (CHF) are being readmitted within 30 days after hospital discharge. These hints and trends lead caregivers to key contributing variables to veterans' readmission. Furthermore, these variables can be used to predict patient outcomes such as readmission and even prognosis...
January 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902411/non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-biofilm-production-and-severity-in-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-mexico
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Michel Fernando Martínez-Reséndez, Juan Manuel González-Chávez, Elvira Garza-González, Lorena Nefertiti Castro-Fuentes, Jessica Lizzeth Gutiérrez-Ferman, Gabriela Echániz-Aviles, Adrián Camacho-Ortíz, María Noemí Carnalla-Barajas, Araceli Soto-Noguerón, Héctor Jesús Maldonado-Garza, Cristina Liliana Hernández-Balboa, Jorge M Llaca-Díaz, Samantha Flores-Treviño
Non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is a common opportunistic bacterial pathogen that primarily infects the respiratory mucosa. This study was conducted to assess clinical and microbiological data related to disease severity in patients with lower respiratory tract infections caused by NTHi in a tertiary care hospital in Mexico. NTHi isolates were subjected to serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility evaluation, and analyses of β-lactamase production, genetic relatedness, and biofilm formation. Clinical and demographic data were retrieved from patients' records...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901638/atlantic-dip-insulin-therapy-for-women-with-iadpsg-diagnosed-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-does-it-work
#18
D Bogdanet, A M Egan, C Reddin, O Kgosidialwa, B Kirwan, L Carmody, F P Dunne
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 40% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) diagnosed using IADPSG criteria require insulin therapy. OBJECTIVE: To assess if the outcomes for women with GDM treated with insulin are comparable to women with normal glucose tolerance (NGT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 752 women with insulin-treated GDM and 2496 women with NGT during pregnancy. Maternal and foetal outcomes were examined...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900967/basic-description-of-the-dialysis-population-of-kuwait-the-2015-data
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Ali AlSahow, Anas AlYousef, Bassam AlHelal, Monther AlSharekh, Ayaman Marzouq
Kuwait has a small, relatively young population plagued with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, making the risk of development and progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) very high. The total dialysis population of Kuwait in 2015 was 1720. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has divided the country into six health regions. The total number of dialysis population has been increasing slowly from 1600 in 2013 to 1650 in 2014 to 1720 in 2015, with 4% increase from 2014 to 2015. We describe some salient features among the dialysis population in Kuwait...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900942/association-between-chronic-kidney-disease-and-cancer-mortality-a-report-from-the-allhat
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Dhruti P Chen, Barry R Davis, Lara M Simpson, William C Cushman, Jeffrey A Cutler, Mirela Dobre, Charles E Ford, Gail T Louis, Paul Muntner, Suzanne Oparil, Linda B Piller, Sara L Pressel, Mark J Sarnak, Paul K Whelton, Jackson T Wright, Mahboob Rahman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cancer are both common in older patients; whether CKD increases risk for cancer is unclear. This study evaluated CKD as a risk factor for cancer mortality in a large cohort of hypertensive patients. STUDY DESIGN: We did post-hoc analyses of in-trial and post-trial data from participants in the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were ≥ 55 years old with hypertension and one other additional risk factor for coronary heart disease...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
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