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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088807/posterior-versus-anterior-circulation-stroke-in-young-adults-a-comparative-study-of-stroke-aetiologies-and-risk-factors-in-stroke-among-young-fabry-patients-sifap1
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Bettina von Sarnowski, Ulf Schminke, Ulrike Grittner, Christian Tanislav, Tobias Böttcher, Michael G Hennerici, Turgut Tatlisumak, Jukka Putaala, Manfred Kaps, Franz Fazekas, Christian Enzinger, Arndt Rolfs, Christof Kessler
BACKGROUND: Although 20-30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. Especially data on young patients is missing. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data of the prospective multi-centre European sifap1 study that investigated stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients aged 18-55 years, we compared vascular risk factors, stroke aetiology, presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral microbleeds (CMB) between patients with ischaemic posterior circulation stroke (PCS) and those having suffered from anterior circulation stroke (ACS) based on cerebral MRI...
January 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087358/vascular-calcification-abrogates-the-nicorandil-mediated-cardio-protection-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-rat-heart
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Sriram Ravindran, Jeyashri Murali, Sunil Kumar Amirthalingam, Senthilkumar Gopalakrishnan, Gino A Kurian
The present study was aimed to determine the efficacy of nicorandil in treating cardiac reperfusion injury with an underlying co-morbidity of vascular calcification (VC). Adenine diet was used to induce VC in Wistar rat and the heart was isolated to induce global ischemia reperfusion (IR) by Langendorff method, with and without the nicorandil (7.5mg/kg) pre-treatment and compared with those fed on normal diet. The adenine-treated rats displayed abnormal ECG changes and altered mitochondrial integrity compared to a normal rat heart...
January 10, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087173/at-the-heart-of-the-problem-a-person-centred-developmental-perspective-on-the-link-between-alcohol-consumption-and-cardio-vascular-events
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Valéria Lima Passos, Sven Klijn, Kevin van Zandvoort, Latifa Abidi, Paul Lemmens
INTRODUCTION: The cardio-protective effect of alcohol has been the subject of a long-standing scientific controversy. Emerging evidence remains equivocal, as the validity of the dose-dependent J-shape association is tainted by conceptual, theoretical and methodological problems. A major impediment for a resolution on the matter is the lack of a life-long developmental approach to pinpoint alcohol's specific impact on the risk for cardio-vascular events (CVE). OBJECTIVE: Using retrospective and prospective individual-level data of alcohol consumption (AC) we applied a model-based clustering technique to uncover life-course trajectories of AC and explored their links to CVE...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071025/the-effect-of-thermal-treatment-on-antioxidant-capacity-and-pigment-contents-in-separated-betalain-fractions
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Katarzyna Mikołajczyk-Bator, Sylwia Pawlak
BACKGROUND: Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables significantly reduces the risk of cardio-vascular disease. This beneficial effect on the human organism is ascribed to the antioxidant compounds these foods contain. Unfortunately, many products, particularly vegetables, need to be subjected to thermal processing before consumption. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of such thermal treatment on the antioxidant capacity and pigment contents in separated fractions of violet pigments (betacyanins) and yellow pigments (betaxanthins and betacyanins)...
July 2016: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069066/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-resveratrol-in-human-coronary-arterial-endothelial-cells-via-induction-of-autophagy-implication-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease
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Fu-Chen Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo, Ying-Hsien Huang, Hong-Ren Yu, Sung-Chou Li, Hsing-Chun Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis in childhood, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. If untreated, KD can result in coronary aneurysms in 25% of patients, and even under intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, 10-20% of children will have IVIG resistance and increased risk of developing coronary arteritis complication. Additional therapies should be explored to decrease the incidence of coronary artery lesions and improve the prognosis in KD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059859/pro-inflammatory-cytokines-mediate-gpcr-dysfunction
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Maradumane L Mohan, Neelakantan T Vasudevan, Sathyamangla V Naga Prasad
Pro-inflammatory reaction by the body occurs acutely in response to injury that is considered primarily beneficial. However, sustained pro-inflammatory cytokines observed with chronic pathologies such as metabolic syndrome, cancer, and arthritis are detrimental and in many cases is a major cardio-vascular risk factor. Pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleulin-1 (IL-1), IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) have long been implicated in cardiovascular risk and considered to be a major underlying cause for heart failure...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042644/cardiovascular-comorbidities-in-acromegaly-an-update-on-their-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Ana M Ramos-Leví, Mónica Marazuela
Comorbidities related to the cardiovascular system are one of the most prevalent in patients with acromegaly, and contribute to an increased risk of morbidity and all-cause mortality. Specifically, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and cardiac dysfunction may be frequent findings. Although the underlying physiopathology for each comorbidity may not be fully elucidated, uncontrolled growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor 1 excess, age, prolonged disease duration, and coexistence of other cardio-vascular risk factors are significant influencing variables...
January 2, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040349/-effect-of-drugs-for-osteoporosis-on-cardiovascular-diseases-and-effect-of-cardio-vascular-drugs-on-osteoporosis
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Michel Laroche, Yannick Degboe, Hubert Blain, Véronique Breuil, Roland Chapurlat, Bernard Cortet, Bruno Sutter
Osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases are epidemiologically associated. Calcification phenomena of atherosclerotic plaque involve cytokines and growth factors also involved in bone remodeling. Drugs given for either of these two conditions could act on these mechanisms. Can osteoporosis drugs have an influence on the occurrence of cardiovascular events? Conversely, can the treatment of hypertension alter the course of osteoporosis? It is possible that administration of high doses of calcium (1g/day) in patients who already have important dietary intake can increase the risk of myocardial infarction...
December 28, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039519/adipokines-a-possible-contribution-to-vascular-and-bone-remodeling-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Evgenia A Kochetkova, Ludmila G Ugai, Yuliya V Maistrovskaia, Vera A Nevzorova
Osteoporosis is a major comorbidity of cardio-respiratory diseases, but the mechanistic links between pulmonary arterial hypertension and bone remain elusive. The purpose of the stud was to evaluate serum adipokines and endothelin-1 (ET-1) levels in the patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) NYHA class III-IV and to determine its associations with bone mineral density (BMD). Pulmonary and hemodynamic parameters, BMD Z-scores at the lumbar spine (LS) and femoral neck (FN), serum leptin, adiponectin, visfatin and endothelin-1 (ET-1), were evaluated in 32 patients with IPAH NYHA class III-IV and 30 healthy volunteers...
December 30, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032340/the-burden-of-common-skin-diseases-assessed-with-the-eq5d-a-european-multi-centre-study-in-13-countries
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F Balieva, J Kupfer, L Lien, U Gieler, A Y Finlay, L Tomas-Aragonés, F Poot, L Misery, F Sampogna, H van Middendorp, J A Halvorsen, J C Szepietowski, A Lvov, S E Marrón, M S Salek, F J Dalgard
BACKGROUND: Generic instruments measuring health related quality of life (HRQoL), like EQ5D, enable comparison of skin diseases with healthy populations and non-dermatological medical conditions, as well as calculation of utility data. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to measure HRQoL in patients with common skin diseases and healthy controls across Europe using the EQ5D. METHODS: This multi-center observational cross-sectional study was conducted in 13 European countries...
December 29, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026852/altered-topography-of-systemic-veins-following-lung-tissue-resection-the-effect-on-de-novo-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-cied-implantation
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Roman Steckiewicz, Elżbieta Barbara Świętoń, Katarzyna Rowińska-Berman, Przemysław Stolarz
Venous anomalies discovered on cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation may hinder both the insertion of cardiac leads and the selection of their optimal intraventricular placement. Such venous anomalies may be a result of congenital vascular defects, e.g. anomalies of the fetal venous system, or be a consequence of earlier cardio- or thoracosurgical procedures. In the case of the latter, the extent of morphometric changes to mediastinal structures may depend on the extent of prior lung tissue resection...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007671/magnesium-based-interventions-for-normal-kidney-function-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Ziad A Massy, Ionut Nistor, Mugurel Apetrii, Vincent M Brandenburg, Jordi Bover, Pieter Evenepoel, David Goldsmith, Sandro Mazzaferro, Pablo Urena-Torres, Marc G Vervloet, Mario Cozzolino, Adrian Covic, On Behalf Of Ckd-Mbd Working Group Of Era-Edta
Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important cations in the body, playing an essential role in biological systems as co-factor for more than 300 essential enzymatic reactions. In the general population, low levels of Mg are associated with a high risk of cardio-vascular disease (CVD). Despite the accumulating literature data, the effect of Mg administration on mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients has never been investigated as a primary end-point. We conducted a systematic search of studies assessing the benefits and harms of Mg in CKD (stages 1 to 5 and 5D), and considered all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs evaluating Mg-based interventions in CKD...
December 22, 2016: Magnesium Research: Official Organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005084/-comorbidity-diseases-in-adults-with-diagnosed-interstitial-lung-diseases-among-inhabitants-of-the-silesian-voivodeship-poland
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Ewa Niewiadomska, Małgorzata Kowalska, Jan E Zejda
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung diseases form a group of chronic diseases associated with a significant worsening of the quality of life. Proper management of these diseases involves the recognition and treatment of comorbidities, so it implies high direct and indirect costs of therapy. The lack of epidemiological data on the total incidence of interstitial diseases in Poland, as well as of information on their increasing incidence in other European countries justify investigations into epidemiological situation in the Silesian voivodeship (the southern region of Poland)...
December 22, 2016: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999110/subclinical-disease-burden-as-assessed-by-whole-body-mri-in-subjects-with-prediabetes-subjects-with-diabetes-and-normal-control-subjects-from-the-general-population-the-kora-mri-study
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Fabian Bamberg, Holger Hetterich, Susanne Rospleszcz, Roberto Lorbeer, Sigrid D Auweter, Christopher L Schlett, Anina Schafnitzel, Christian Bayerl, Andreas Schindler, Tobias Saam, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Wieland Sommer, Tanja Zitzelsberger, Jürgen Machann, Michael Ingrisch, Sonja Selder, Wolfgang Rathmann, Margit Heier, Birgit Linkohr, Christa Meisinger, Christian Weber, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Steffen Massberg, Maximilian F Reiser, Annette Peters
Detailed pathophysiological manifestations of early disease in the context of prediabetes are poorly understood. This study aimed to evaluate the extent of early signs of metabolic and cardio-cerebrovascular complications affecting multiple organs in individuals with prediabetes. Subjects without a history of stroke, coronary artery disease, or peripheral artery disease were enrolled in a case-control study nested within the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) FF4 cohort and underwent comprehensive MRI assessment to characterize cerebral parameters (white matter lesions, microbleeds), cardiovascular parameters (carotid plaque, left ventricular function, and myocardial late gadolinium enhancement [LGE]), and metabolic parameters (hepatic proton-density fat fraction [PDFF] and subcutaneous and visceral abdominal fat)...
January 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955664/the-burden-of-hypertension-diabetes-mellitus-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-adult-malawians-in-hiv-care-consequences-for-integrated-services
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Oscar H Divala, Alemayehu Amberbir, Zahra Ismail, Teferi Beyene, Daniela Garone, Colin Pfaff, Victor Singano, Harriet Akello, Martias Joshua, Moffat J Nyirenda, Alfred Matengeni, Josh Berman, Jane Mallewa, Gift S Chinomba, Noel Kayange, Theresa J Allain, Adrienne K Chan, Sumeet K Sodhi, Joep J van Oosterhout
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and diabetes prevalence is high in Africans. Data from HIV infected populations are limited, especially from Malawi. Integrating care for chronic non-communicable co-morbidities in well-established HIV services may provide benefit for patients by preventing multiple hospital visits but will increase the burden of care for busy HIV clinics. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adults (≥18 years) at an urban and a rural HIV clinic in Zomba district, Malawi, during 2014...
December 12, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951533/correlations-of-plasma-desphosphorylated-uncarboxylated-matrix-gla-protein-with-vascular-calcification-and-vascular-stiffness-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sipanan Thamratnopkoon, Paweena Susantitaphong, Monravee Tumkosit, Pisut Katavetin, Khajohn Tiranathanagul, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Somchai Eiam-Ong
BACKGROUND: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification and needs vitamin K-dependent carboxylation for its activity. High levels of desphosphorylated uncarboxylated MGP (dp-ucMGP) were significantly associated with vitamin K deficiency and vascular calcification. This study was conducted to explore the correlations of plasma dp-ucMGP with vascular calcification and vascular stiffness in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 83 CKD stages 3-5 patients...
December 13, 2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941640/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-a-potential-uremic-toxin
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REVIEW
Piotr Kuczera, Marcin Adamczak, Andrzej Wiecek
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a circulating member of the FGF family produced mainly by the osteocytes and osteoblasts that can act as a hormone. The main action of FGF23 is to lower phosphatemia via the reduction of urinary phosphate reabsorption and the decrease of 1,25(OH)₂-D generation in the kidney. In the course of chronic kidney disease (CKD), plasma FGF23 concentration rises early, most probably to compensate the inability of the deteriorating kidneys to excrete an adequate amount of phosphate...
December 8, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931559/role-of-cardiac-renin-angiotensin-system-in-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-preconditioning-of-heart
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REVIEW
Vimal Agrawal, Jeetendra Kumar Gupta, Shaiba Sana Qureshi, Vishal Kumar Vishwakarma
Cardio-vascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Ischemia is a state of oxygen deprivation in tissues, whereas reperfusion is restoration of blood flow in ischemic tissues. Myocardial damage of tissue during reperfusion after ischemic insult is known as myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. It induces damage to cardiac muscle via increasing expression of oxygen, sodium and calcium ions which are responsible in the activation of proteases and cell death. Heart renin angiotensin system (RAS) plays an important role in the myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury...
November 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929930/validation-of-a-predictive-scoring-system-for-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-a-cohort-of-french-patients
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Andrea Perrotti, Giuseppe Gatti, Enrica Dorigo, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that was created in an Italian center to predict DSWI risk after bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting. No external evaluation based on validation samples derived from other surgical centers has been performed. The aim of this study is to perform this validation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During 2015, BITA grafts were used as skeletonized conduits in all 255 consecutive patients with multi-vessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the Department of Thoracic and Cardio-Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Jean Minjoz, Besançon, France...
December 8, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928115/rice-bran-extract-reduces-the-risk-of-atherosclerosis-in-post-menopausal-vietnamese-women
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Bui Thi Nhung, Le Danh Tuyen, Vu Anh Linh, Nguyen Do Van Anh, Tran Thuy Nga, Vu Thi Minh Thuc, Kei Yui, Yukihiko Ito, Yuri Nakashima, Shigeru Yamamoto
We investigated whether pre-germinated brown rice bran extract containing acylated steryl glucosides (PSG) reduces the risk of atherosclerosis in post-menopausal Vietnamese women. A total of 60 post-menopausal Vietnamese women (45-65 y old) with high LDL cholesterol levels (over 140 mg/dL) were randomly divided into PSG (n=30) and placebo (n=30) groups. The subjects in the PSG group were assigned a daily intake of 6 capsules containing 50 mg PSG, and the subjects in the placebo group were assigned a daily intake of 6 capsules containing corn oil for 6 mo...
2016: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
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