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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332180/cd39-adenosinergic-axis-in-renal-pathophysiology-and-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Bellamkonda K Kishore, Simon C Robson, Karen M Dwyer
Extracellular ATP interacts with purinergic type 2 (P2) receptors and elicits many crucial biological functions. Extracellular ATP is sequentially hydrolyzed to ADP and AMP by the actions of defined nucleotidases, such as CD39, and AMP is converted to adenosine, largely by CD73, an ecto-5'-nucleotidase. Extracellular adenosine interacts with P1 receptors and often opposes the effects of P2 receptor activation. The balance between extracellular ATP and adenosine in the blood and extracellular fluid is regulated chiefly by the activities of CD39 and CD73, which constitute the CD39-adenosinergic axis...
January 13, 2018: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331969/temporal-trends-in-antithrombotic-treatment-of-real-world-uk-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-findings-from-the-garfield-af-registry
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Patricia N Apenteng, Haiyan Gao, Fd Richard Hobbs, David A Fitzmaurice
OBJECTIVE: To investigate evolving patterns in antithrombotic treatment in UK patients with newly diagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre, international registry. SETTING: 186 primary care practices in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: 3482 participants prospectively enrolled in four sequential cohorts (cohort 2 (C2) n=830, diagnosed September 2011 to April 2013; cohort 3 (C3) n=902, diagnosed April 2013 to June 2014; cohort 4 (C4) n=850, diagnosed July 2014 to June 2015; cohort 5 (C5) n=900, diagnosed June 2015 to July 2016)...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331236/pregnancy-related-complications-and-perinatal-outcomes-resulting-from-transfer-of-cryopreserved-versus-fresh-embryos-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-a-meta-analysis
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Tingting Sha, Xunqiang Yin, Wenwei Cheng, Isaac Yaw Massey
OBJECTIVE: To provide an updated comparison of pregnancy-related complications and adverse perinatal outcomes of pregnancies conceived after frozen embryo transfer (FET) versus fresh embryo transfer (fresh ET). DESIGN: Meta-analysis. SETTING: University. PATIENT(S): Pregnancies resulting from FET versus fresh ET. INTERVENTIONS(S): Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and Chinese databases, including the China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database, Wanfang, and Chinese Scientific Journals Full-Text Database were searched by two independent reviewers from January 1980 to September 2017...
January 11, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331103/comparison-of-coronary-risk-factors-and-angiographic-findings-in-younger-and-older-patients-with-significant-coronary-artery-disease
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Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob, Soheila Sadeghi, Hamide Falahaty Khanaman, Mohammadreza Naderian, Isa Khaheshi
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is uncommon among young adults and may have certain characteristics that are different from those in older patients. The aim of the current study was to determine the risk factors of CAD, important laboratory data and angiographic findings in young patients with CAD and to compare them with the old patients. METHODS: Patients with typical chest pain whose CAD was confirmed by coronary angiography were included in the study...
December 20, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331037/pharmacist-intervention-for-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-diabetes-and-or-chronic-kidney-disease
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Maxwell D Anderegg, Tyler H Gums, Liz Uribe, Eric J MacLaughlin, James Hoehns, Oralia V Bazaldua, Timothy J Ives, David L Hahn, Christopher S Coffey, Barry L Carter
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) determine if hypertensive patients with comorbid diabetes mellitus (DM) and/or chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving a pharmacist intervention had a greater reduction in mean blood pressure (BP) and improved BP control at 9 months compared to those receiving usual care and 2) compare Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) guideline and 2014 guideline (JNC-8) BP control rates in patients with DM and/or CKD...
January 13, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330930/gender-specific-risk-factors-for-androgenetic-alopecia-in-the-korean-general-population-associations-with-medical-comorbidities-and-general-health-behaviors
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Bo-Kyung Kim, Sung Jay Choe, Hee-Chul Chung, Sung-Soo Oh, Won-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The relationships between androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and various factors related to metabolic syndrome have been demonstrated in previous studies. However, it remains unclear because of inconsistent results. We investigated the associations between AGA and various risk factors related to metabolic syndrome according to gender. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional survey of 2028 Koreans (1050 men, 978 women). The basic and specific (BASP) classification was used for diagnosis of AGA...
February 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330911/title-prognostic-significance-of-arterial-stiffness-and-osteoprotegerin-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
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Gerasimos Siasos, Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Maniatis, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Eleni Kokkou, Vasiliki Tsigkou, Marina Zaromitidou, Alexis Antonopoulos, Manolis Vavuranakis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Dimitris Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness and vascular calcification significantly contribute to coronary atherosclerosis progression. The prognostic value of increased arterial stiffness and vascular calcification in subjects with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) after percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) is currently under question. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We randomly enrolled 262 patients with stable CAD one month after successful PCI. Carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) was measured as a well-established index of central aortic stiffness...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330891/why-do-african-american-have-a-higher-risk-for-cerebral-disease
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Shigehiko Ogoh
Clinical and epidemiological studies have reported significant racial differences in cardiovascular (CVD) and metabolic disease including hypertension, stroke, atherosclerosis, and type II diabetes which is most prevalent in the African American population. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 12, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330695/glucosuria-and-all-cause-mortality-among-general-screening-participants
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Kunitoshi Iseki, Tsuneo Konta, Koichi Asahi, Kunihiro Yamagata, Shouichi Fujimoto, Kazuhiko Tsuruya, Ichiei Narita, Masato Kasahara, Yugo Shibagaki, Toshiki Moriyama, Masahide Kondo, Chiho Iseki, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Dipstick urine tests are used for general health screening in Japan, but how the test results (e.g., glucosuria) relate to mortality is unknown. METHODS: Subjects participated in a nationwide screening in 2008 in six districts in Japan. We identified those who might have died using the national database of death certificates from 2008 to 2012 (total registered ~ 6 million) and verified candidates with the regional National Health Insurance Agency and public health nurses...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330646/potential-impact-of-sglt2-inhibitors-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken-Ichi Hirata
The pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus (DM)-related cardiac dysfunction is thought to be multifactorial, and possibly a key factor for the development of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) in patients with DM and preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. Currently, there is no effective treatment for HFpEF, which is presented as LV diastolic dysfunction. Furthermore, it is well known that, in addition to DM, hypertension and overweight/obesity are also important factors associated with HFpEF...
January 12, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329700/-a-listeria-breast-abscess-in-a-man
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E Marsaudon, J Berthy, S Mamoune, A Deniel, S Ksiyer, D Tiuca
INTRODUCTION: Listeriosis is a food-borne illness leading to bacteriemia or central nervous system infection especially in pregnant women or high-risk patients. It is rarely a localized infection. Breast contamination has rarely been reported in lactating women. We report a breast abscess in man. CASE REPORT: A 80 year old man, hypertensive and arrhythmic, was explored for weakness and dehydration. Type 2 diabetes and chronic lymphocytic leukemia were diagnosed...
January 9, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329304/a-novel-method-to-test-associations-between-a-weighted-combination-of-phenotypes-and-genetic-variants
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Huanhuan Zhu, Shuanglin Zhang, Qiuying Sha
Many complex diseases like diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, et cetera, are measured by multiple correlated phenotypes. However, most genome-wide association studies (GWAS) focus on one phenotype of interest or study multiple phenotypes separately for identifying genetic variants associated with complex diseases. Analyzing one phenotype or the related phenotypes separately may lose power due to ignoring the information obtained by combining phenotypes, such as the correlation between phenotypes. In order to increase statistical power to detect genetic variants associated with complex diseases, we develop a novel method to test a weighted combination of multiple phenotypes (WCmulP)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328899/preventing-cardiovascular-disease-in-older-adults-one-size-does-not-fit-all
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REVIEW
Ariela R Orkaby, Oyere Onuma, Saadia Qazi, J Michael Gaziano, Jane A Driver
Frailty and cardiovascular disease are highly interconnected and increase in prevalence with age. Identifying frailty allows for a personalized cardiovascular risk prescription and individualized management of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and lifestyle in the aging population.
January 2018: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328373/integrative-gene-ontology-and-network-analysis-of-coronary-artery-disease-associated-genes-suggests-potential-role-of-erbb-pathway-gene-egfr
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Madankumar Ghatge, Jiny Nair, Ankit Sharma, Rajani Kanth Vangala
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of mortality in India, more importantly the young Indians. Combinatorial and integrative approaches to evaluate pathways and genes to gain an improved understanding and potential biomarkers for risk assessment are required. Therefore, 608 genes from the CADgene database version 2.0, classified into 12 functional classes representing the atherosclerotic disease process, were analyzed. Homology analysis of the unique list of gene ontologies (GO) from each functional class gave 8 GO terms represented in 11 and 10 functional classes...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327600/population-based-serum-omentin-1-levels-paradoxical-association-with-cardiometabolic-disorders-primarily-in-men
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Altan Onat, Evin Ademoglu, Yusuf Karadeniz, Gunay Can, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Barıs Simsek, Aysem Kaya
AIM: The conflicting relationships of serum omentin with inflammation markers and cardiometabolic disorders were investigated. Results & methodology: Unselected 864 population-based middle-aged adults were cross-sectionally studied by sex-specific omentin tertiles. Men in the lowest omentin tertile (T1) had lower systolic blood pressure, HbA1c and glucose values and tended in T3 to higher lipoprotein(a) levels. Logistic regression analysis, adjusted for four covariates, revealed significant independent associations with the presence of hypertension and diabetes only in men...
January 12, 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327527/role-and-relevance-of-blood-pressure-variability-in-hypertension-related-co-morbidities
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Ashok Kumar, B C Kalmath, Georgi Abraham, Johann Christopher, Pln Kaparthi, Louie Fischer, Neeta Deshpande, N K Mishra, Praveen Raj, Rajesh Javerani, Ramesh Goyal, Reefa Dsouza, Shashank R Joshi
Despite maintaining mean blood pressure at optimal levels, cardiovascular complications still occur in hypertensive patients. Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been implicated as a prominent factor responsible for incurring this additional risk. In this review we attempted to generate a consensus on the importance of BPV in the hypertension management and to evaluate different therapeutic options available to reduce BPV. Panel comprising of 11 leading experts from India in different areas of clinical practice (including nephrology, diabetes and endocrinology, cardiology, and critical care medicine) was convened...
December 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327164/incremental-predictive-value-of-carotid-arterial-strain-in-patients-with-stroke
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Woo-In Yang, Ki-Woon Kang, Hye Young Lee, Chi-Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Namsik Chung, Jong-Won Ha
Although increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a well-known risk factor for stroke, carotid IMT alone is not sufficient for risk stratification. The assessment of arterial properties using velocity vector imaging (VVI) represents a new method for quantifying structural changes. We sought to investigate the characteristics and the clinical value of carotid arterial mechanics using VVI in patients with stroke. Fifty male patients (55 ± 5 years) with stroke, 30 healthy age-matched volunteers (54 ± 8 years), and 30 healthy young male volunteers (29 ± 5 years) were evaluated...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327078/the-role-of-the-thioredoxin-thioredoxin-reductase-system-in-the-metabolic-syndrome-towards-a-possible-prognostic-marker
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REVIEW
Alexey A Tinkov, Geir Bjørklund, Anatoly V Skalny, Arne Holmgren, Margarita G Skalnaya, Salvatore Chirumbolo, Jan Aaseth
Mammalian thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) is a selenoprotein with three existing isoenzymes (TrxR1, TrxR2, and TrxR3), which is found primarily intracellularly but also in extracellular fluids. The main substrate thioredoxin (Trx) is similarly found (as Trx1 and Trx2) in various intracellular compartments, in blood plasma, and is the cell's major disulfide reductase. Thioredoxin reductase is necessary as a NADPH-dependent reducing agent in biochemical reactions involving Trx. Genetic and environmental factors like selenium status influence the activity of TrxR...
January 11, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326775/a-systematic-review-on-the-prevalence-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-iran
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REVIEW
Jaber Mohseni, Toba Kazemi, Mahmood Hosseinzadeh Maleki, Hossein Beydokhti
In Iran, cardiovascular diseases are the most common causes of death. We aimed to perform a systematic review on the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Iran based on Persian and English papers had been published from 1985 to 2015. Among 267 initially found articles, 142 were excluded; finally, a total number of 40 articles were found relevant which were reduced to 18. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and hypercholesterolemia were the most common risk factors for AMI. Premature MI prevalence was high in men, and smoking was the most common risk factor among young people...
October 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326180/prevalence-and-burden-of-chronic-kidney-disease-among-the-general-population-and-high-risk-groups-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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Samar Abd ElHafeez, Davide Bolignano, Graziella D'Arrigo, Evangelia Dounousi, Giovanni Tripepi, Carmine Zoccali
OBJECTIVES: While increasing attention is paid to the rising prevalence of chronic diseases in Africa, there is little focus on chronic kidney disease (CKD). This systematic review assesses CKD burden among the general population and high-risk groups on the entire African continent. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We searched Medline and PubMed databases for articles published between 1 January 1995 and 7 April 2017 by sensitive search strategies focusing on CKD surveys at the community level and high-risk groups...
January 10, 2018: BMJ Open
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