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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749442/long-term-effects-of-pregnancy-complications-on-maternal-health-a-review
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REVIEW
Ran Neiger
Background: Most pregnancy-related medical complications appear to resolve at delivery or shortly thereafter. Common examples are preterm labor, placental abruption, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes. Women who developed such complications are known to be at increased risk of developing similar complications in future pregnancies. It has recently become evident that these women are at an increased risk of long term medical complications. Methods: A search through scientific publications in English regarding the association of obstetric complications and long-term maternal illness...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749441/stages-of-behavioral-change-for-reducing-sodium-intake-in-korean-consumers-comparison-of-characteristics-based-on-social-cognitive-theory
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So-Hyun Ahn, Jong Sook Kwon, Kyungmin Kim, Hye-Kyeong Kim
High sodium intake increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Given the importance of behavioral changes to reducing sodium intake, this study aims to investigate the stages of change and the differences in cognitive and behavioral characteristics by stage in Korean consumers. Adult participants (N = 3892) completed a questionnaire on the stages of behavioral change, recognition of social efforts, outcome expectancy, barriers to practice, nutrition knowledge and dietary behaviors, and self-efficiency related to reduced sodium intake...
July 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749273/a-retrospective-review-of-western-lowland-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-mortality-in-european-zoologic-collections-between-2004-and-2014
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Victoria Strong, Kerstin Baiker, Marnie L Brennan, Sharon Redrobe, Frank Rietkerk, Malcolm Cobb, Kate White
An understanding of the main causes of mortality among captive gorillas is imperative to promoting their optimal care, health, and welfare. A retrospective observational review of mortality among the European zoo-housed western lowland gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla) population from 2004 to 2014 was carried out. This is the first published study of mortality in this population. Relevant postmortem data were requested from each collection reporting a death during the study period. Age at death enabled grouping into discrete age categories...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749197/cardiovascular-benefits-and-safety-of-non-insulin-medications-used-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Srikanth Yandrapalli, George Jolly, Adam Horblitt, Abdallah Sanaani, Wilbert S Aronow
Diabetes mellitus is a growing in exponential proportions. If the current growth trend continues, it may result in every third adult in the United States having diabetes mellitus by 2050, and every 10(th) adult worldwide. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) confers a 2- to 3-fold increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared with non-diabetic patients, and CV mortality is responsible for around 80% mortality in this population. Patients with T2DM can have other features of insulin resistance-metabolic syndrome like hypertension, lipid abnormalities, and obesity which are all associated with increased CV disease and stroke risk even in the absence of T2DM...
July 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749178/validation-and-recalibration-of-the-framingham-cardiovascular-disease-risk-models-in-an-australian-indigenous-cohort
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Xinyang Hua, Robyn McDermott, Thomas Lung, Mark Wenitong, An Tran-Duy, Ming Li, Philip Clarke
Background In Australia, clinical guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease recommend the use of the Framingham model to help identify those at high risk of developing the disease. However, this model has not been validated for the Indigenous population. Design Cohort study. Methods Framingham models were applied to the Well Person's Health Check (WPHC) cohort (followed 1998-2014), which included 1448 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from remote Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749177/sprint-trial-it-s-not-just-the-blood-pressure
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Gijs Fn Berkelmans, Frank Lj Visseren, Nicole Em Jaspers, Wilko Spiering, Yolanda van der Graaf, Jannick An Dorresteijn
Background The SPRINT trial showed a beneficial effect of systolic blood pressure treatment targets of 120 mmHg on cardiovascular risk compared to targets of 140 mmHg. However, differences in medication use, most importantly diuretics, are suggested as an alternative explanation. This post-hoc analysis aimed to determine whether the reduced event rate can be attributed to changes in systolic blood pressure (ΔSBP) . Methods Analyses were based on all 9361 participants of the SPRINT trial. ΔSBP was defined as the change between baseline and 6-month follow-up systolic blood pressure...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749169/effects-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-on-serum-uric-acid-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Hala Ahmadieh, Sami Azar
Hyperuricemia has been linked to metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. Hyperuricemia and type 2 diabetes mellitus were inter-related, type 2 diabetes mellitus was more at risk of having a higher serum uric acid level, and also individuals with higher serum uric acid had higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Insulin resistance seems to play an important role in the causal relationship between metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and hyperuricemia. Oral diabetic drugs that would have additional beneficial effects on reducing serum uric acid levels are of importance...
July 27, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749044/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-lung-cancer-patients-with-concomitant-coronary-heart-disease
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Xin Li, YiLi Fu, JinBai Miao, Hui Li, Bin Hu
BACKGROUND: In recent years, based on clinical observations, the number of lung cancer patients with concomitant coronary heart disease (CHD) has gradually increased. However, because of the requirement of long-term anticoagulant therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), some of these patients lose the opportunity for surgical treatment, resulting in tumor progression. The objective of this study was to determine the appropriate timing of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy after PCI without increasing perioperative cardiovascular risk...
July 27, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748997/-role-of-mediterranean-diet-on-the-prevention-of-alzheimer-disease
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Arnoldo Miranda, Carolina Gómez-Gaete, Sigrid Mennickent
Type 2 diabetes and obesity are possible risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and these can be modified by physical activity and changes in dietary patterns, such as switching to a Mediterranean diet. This diet includes fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and moderate wine intake. These foods provide vitamins, polyphenols and unsaturated fatty acids. This diet should be able to reduce oxidative stress. The inflammatory response is also reduced by unsaturated fatty acids, resulting in a lower expression and a lower production of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748993/-sedentary-lifestyle-is-associated-with-metabolic-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-independent-of-physical-activity
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Ana María Leiva, María Adela Martínez, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Carlos Salas, Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo, Ximena Díaz Martínez, Nicolás Aguilar-Farías, Carlos Celis-Morales
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior is a main risk factor for cardiovascular disease and mortality. AIM: To investigate the association between sedentary behavior and metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We assessed 322 participants aged between 18 to 65 years. Physical activity and sedentary behavior were measured with accelerometers (Actigraph®). Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, percentage of body fat, diet and blood markers (glucose, lipid profile, insulin and HOMA-IR) were measured with standardized protocols...
April 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748957/management-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-patients-with-obesity
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REVIEW
Carl J Lavie, Ross Arena, Martin A Alpert, Richard V Milani, Hector O Ventura
The management of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in patients with obesity presents numerous challenges. Obesity has a negative effect on almost all of the major CVD risk factors, and adversely influences cardiovascular structure and function. Patients who are overweight or obese have a higher incidence of almost all CVDs compared with patients who are of normal weight. However, those who are overweight or obese seem to have a better short-term and medium-term prognosis after major CVD events and interventional procedures or cardiac surgeries than leaner patients, a phenomenon termed the 'obesity paradox'...
July 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748919/changing-concepts-in-hypertension-management
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REVIEW
P S Gudsoorkar, S W Tobe
Hypertension is the most common modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and death, and lowering blood pressure with anti-hypertensive drugs reduces target organ damage and prevents cardiovascular disease outcomes. The recent trials SPRINT and HOPE-3 will lead to changes in the way we manage hypertension and impact on clinical practice guidelines. These studies also demonstrate the shift toward automated blood pressure measurements. We have reviewed these studies and others to put them in context with the guidelines that have come before and to describe how they will impact on hypertension treatment thresholds and targets, the treatment of hypertension in the elderly, and changing approaches to the management of hypertension including resistant hypertension...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748918/different-combinations-of-glucose-tolerance-and-blood-pressure-status-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-events
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M A Hajebrahimi, S Akbarpour, A Eslami, F Azizi, F Hadaegh
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of combinations of blood pressure and glucose tolerance status on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. A total of 7619 participants aged ⩾30 years old were stratified to nine categories as follows: (1) normotension (NTN) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT) (reference group), (2) NTN and pre-diabetes mellitus (pre-DM), (3) NTN and DM, (4) pre-hypertension (pre-HTN) and NGT, (5) pre-HTN and pre-DM, (6) pre-HTN and DM, (7) HTN and NGT, (8) HTN and pre-DM and (9) HTN and DM...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748884/association-between-age-and-cardiovascular-status-by-echosonography-in-asymptomatic-predialysis-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Biserka Tirmenstajn-Jankovic, Nada Dimkovic, Zoran Radojicic, Dusan Bastac, Milenko Zivanovic, Svetlana Zikic
Age is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease in the general population and in dialysis patients. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of age on the cardiovascular status of asymptomatic predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Echocardiography and carotid ultrasound were performed in 61 patients with CKD stages 4-5, who were divided by age into two groups: group 1 (≥65 years, n = 31) and group 2 (<65 years, n = 30). Data were compared with those of control group (≥65 years, n = 20)...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748877/vitamin-d-levels-and-other-biochemical-parameters-of-mineral-bone-disorders-and-their-association-with-diastolic-dysfunction-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-young-nondiabetic-adult-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Satyendra Kumar Sonkar, Mohit Bhutani, Gyanendra Kumar Sonkar, Sant Kumar Pandey, Sharad Chandra, Vivek Bhosale
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated cardiovascular mortality is more prevalent in those with diastolic heart failure and is an early predictor, while increased left ventricular mass (LVM) is a strong independent risk factor. Hypovitaminosis D is extensively being studied as a nontraditional risk factor for CVD. The aim of the present study is to look at the association of Vitamin D and other parameters of mineral bone disorder (MBD) with diastolic dysfunction and LVM in nondiabetic young adult patients with CKD...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748840/cardiovascular-involvement-in-severe-malaria-a-prospective-study-in-ranchi-jharkhand
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Hemant Narayan Ray, Darshit Doshi, Appu Rajan, Amit K Singh, S B Singh, M K Das
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Malaria is considered as the most important parasitic disease of humans, causing seri- ous illness that can be fatal, if not diagnosed and treated immediately. It is a multisystem disorder affecting nearly every system of the body. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the involvement of cardiovascular system in severe malaria using non-invasive methods. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on patients of severe malaria who were admitted between June and November 2015 in the Department of Medicine, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India...
April 2017: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748695/extraction-and-quantification-of-sinapinic-acid-from-irish-rapeseed-meal-and-assessment-of-angiotensin-i-converting-enzyme-ace-i-inhibitory-activity
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Leah Quinn, Steven G Gray, Steve Meaney, Stephen Finn, Padraig McLoughlin, Maria Hayes
Phenolic compounds including phenolic acids, are known to play a protective role against the development of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this work was to generate a phenolic acid extract from Irish rapeseed meal to determine the quantity of sinapinic acid (SA) in this fraction and to assess the ability of this fraction to inhibit the enzyme angiotensin-I converting enzyme (ACE-I). A crude phenolic extract (fraction 1), free phenolic acid containing extract (fraction 2) and an extract containing phenolic acids liberated from esters (fraction 3) were generated from Irish rapeseed meal using a methanol: acetone: water solvent mixture (7:7:6)...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748625/multiple-risk-factor-counseling-to-promote-heart-healthy-lifestyles-in-the-chest-pain-observation-unit-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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David A Katz, Mark Graber, Patricia Lounsbury, Mark W Vander Weg, Emily K Phillips, Christina Clair, Phillip A Horwitz, Xueya Cai, Alan J Christensen
OBJECTIVE: Admission to the chest pain observation unit (CPOU) may be an advantageous time for patients to consider heart-healthy lifestyle changes while undergoing diagnostic evaluation to rule out myocardial ischemia. The aim of this pragmatic trial was to assess the effectiveness of a multiple risk factor intervention in changing CPOU patients' health beliefs and readiness to change health behaviors. A secondary aim was to obtain preliminary estimates of the intervention's effect on diet, physical activity, and smoking...
July 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748423/impact-of-interstitial-lung-disease-on-mortality-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Chan-Bum Choi, Jung-Yoon Choe, Won Tae Chung, Seung-Jae Hong, Jae-Bum Jun, Young Ok Jung, Tae-Hwan Kim, Tae-Jong Kim, Hye-Soon Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Jisoo Lee, Shin-Seok Lee, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Bo Young Yoon, Jin Woo Song, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yoon-Kyoung Sung
To identify the prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and assess its effect on mortality. A total of 3555 patients with RA, with chest X-ray or chest computed tomography (CT) data at enrollment were extracted from the KORean Observational study Network for Arthritis cohort, a nationwide prospective cohort for patients with RA in Korea. The patients were classified into two groups: (1) an ILD group by chest X-ray or chest CT scan, and (2) a non-ILD group by these modalities...
July 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748188/arterial-stiffness-in-symptomatic-smokers-with-normal-lung-function
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Nicola Scichilone, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Carlo Maida, Alida Benfante, Jessica Peluso, Anna Cirrincione, Valerio Vassallo, Antonio Pinto
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction index are validated surrogate cardiovascular markers and are increased in subjects with COPD. We tested whether increased arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction occur in symptomatic smokers with no evidence of bronchial obstruction. Clinical and lung functional assessments were conducted in smoker subjects with chronic respiratory symptoms and in COPD patients...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
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