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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340488/national-and-sub-national-age-sex-specific-and-cause-specific-mortality-and-disability-adjusted-life-years-dalys-attributable-to-household-air-pollution-from-solid-cookfuel-use-hap-in-iran-1990-2013
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Mehrnoosh Abtahi, Ali Koolivand, Sina Dobaradaran, Kamyar Yaghmaeian, Anoushiravan Mohseni-Bandpei, Shokooh Sadat Khaloo, Sahand Jorfi, Reza Saeedi
National and sub-national mortality, years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLLs), years lived with disability (YLDs) and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for household air pollution from solid cookfuel use (HAP) in Iran, 1990-2013 were estimated based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013). The burden of disease attributable to HAP was quantified by the comparative risk assessment method using four inputs: (1) exposure to HAP, (2) the theoretical minimum risk exposure level (TMREL), (3) exposure-response relationships of related causes (4) disease burden of related causes...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301216/bioidentical-menopausal-hormone-therapy-registered-hormones-non-oral-estradiol%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-progesterone-are-optimal
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M L'Hermite
The many advantages of registered bioidentical sex hormones over registered, conventional, non-bioidentical menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are considered. The transdermal route of estrogen administration avoids excess venous thromboembolic and ischemic stroke events. There is some indication that conjugated equine estrogens are more thrombogenic and most likely induce some hypertensive responses; estradiol might also be superior to conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) in terms of global cardiovascular health...
March 16, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291535/the-health-burden-and-economic-costs-averted-by-ambient-pm2-5-pollution-reductions-in-nagpur-india
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Tunde O Etchie, Saravanadevi Sivanesan, Gregory O Adewuyi, Kannan Krishnamurthi, Padma S Rao, Ayotunde T Etchie, Ajay Pillarisetti, Narendra K Arora, Kirk R Smith
National estimates of the health and economic burdens of exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in India reveal substantial impacts. This information, often lacking at the local level, can justify and drive mitigation interventions. Here, we assess the health and economic gains resulting from attainment of WHO guidelines for PM2.5 concentrations - including interim target 2 (IT-2), interim target 3 (IT-3), and the WHO air quality guideline (AQG) - in Nagpur district to inform policy decision making for mitigation...
March 10, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285088/impact-of-multiple-chronic-conditions-in-patients-hospitalized-with-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
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Mohammed Yousufuddin, Adam C Bartley, Mouaz Alsawas, Heather L Sheely, Jessica Shultz, Paul Y Takahashi, Nathan P Young, M Hassan Murad
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical impact of chronic conditions (CCs) have increasingly been recognized as an important public health concern. We evaluated the prevalence of coexisting CCs and their association with 30-day mortality and readmission in hospitalized patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS: In a retrospective study of patients aged ≥18 years hospitalized for first-ever stroke and TIA, we assessed the prevalence of coexisting CCs and their predictive value for subsequent 30-day mortality and readmission...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282388/predictors-of-30-day-mortality-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-systemic-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients-suffering-acute-ischemic-stroke
#5
Ki-Woong Nam, Chi Kyung Kim, Tae Jung Kim, Sang Joon An, Kyungmi Oh, Heejung Mo, Min Kyoung Kang, Moon-Ku Han, Andrew M Demchuk, Sang-Bae Ko, Byung-Woo Yoon
BACKGROUND: Stroke in cancer patients is not rare but is a devastating event with high mortality. However, the predictors of mortality in stroke patients with cancer have not been well addressed. D-dimer could be a useful predictor because it can reflect both thromboembolic events and advanced stages of cancer. AIM: In this study, we evaluate the possibility of D-dimer as a predictor of 30-day mortality in stroke patients with active cancer. METHODS: We included 210 ischemic stroke patients with active cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257284/pharmacogenomics-and-tailored-polypharmacy-an-80-year-old-lady-with-rosuvastatin-associated-rhabdomyolysis-and-maprotiline-related-ogilvie-s-syndrome%C3%A2
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Katherina B Sreter, Blazenka Barisic, Sanja Popovic-Grle
What is known and objectives: Multiple adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are expected, and thus should be prevented in the elderly comorbid patient on polypharmacy. Rosuvastatin is commonly prescribed for the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic diseases, and in rare cases, is associated with rhabdomyolysis. Maprotiline is a tetracyclic antidepressant, infrequently used in the United States, but seemingly more broadly in European countries. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (Ogilvie's syndrome) caused by maprotiline has thus far, to our knowledge, not yet been described in the literature...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254179/neutrophil-counts-and-initial-presentation-of-12-cardiovascular-diseases-a-caliber-cohort%C3%A2-study
#7
Anoop Dinesh Shah, Spiros Denaxas, Owen Nicholas, Aroon D Hingorani, Harry Hemingway
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil counts are a ubiquitous measure of inflammation, but previous studies on their association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) were limited by small numbers of patients or a narrow range of endpoints. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated associations of clinically recorded neutrophil counts with initial presentation for a range of CVDs. METHODS: We used linked primary care, hospitalization, disease registry, and mortality data in England...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254173/adherence-to-healthy-lifestyle-and-cardiovascular-diseases-in-the-chinese%C3%A2-population
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Jun Lv, Canqing Yu, Yu Guo, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, Yiping Chen, Xuefeng Tang, Weiyuan Zhang, Yijian Qian, Yuelong Huang, Xiaoping Wang, Junshi Chen, Zhengming Chen, Lu Qi, Liming Li
BACKGROUND: Adherence to a combination of healthy lifestyle factors has been related to a considerable reduction of cardiovascular risk in white populations; however, little is known whether such associations persist in nonwhite populations like the Asian population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the associations of a combination of modifiable, healthy lifestyle factors with the risks of ischemic cardiovascular diseases and estimate the proportion of diseases that could potentially be prevented by adherence to these healthy lifestyle patterns...
March 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247043/identifying-ischemic-stroke-associated-with-cancer-a-multiple-model-derived-from-a-case-control-analysis
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Rebecca Kassubek, Lars Bullinger, Jan Kassubek, Jens Dreyhaupt, Albert C Ludolph, Katharina Althaus, Jan Lewerenz
Ischemic stroke in patients with cancer is thought to be associated with a worse prognosis and might be the initial symptom of an unknown malignancy. However, diagnostic algorithms to reliably identify cancer-associated stroke have not been developed. In this retrospective single-centre analysis, 68 patients with ischemic stroke and an active solid malignancy were identified. Neurological assessment and outcome, cardiovascular risk factors, neuroimaging studies as well as laboratory findings were compared to 68 age- and sex-matched control subjects with ischemic stroke without diagnosis of cancer...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231667/-association-between-body-mass-index-and-both-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-china-findings-from-data-through-the-china-kadoorie-biobank
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L X Wang, M Y Fan, C Q Yu, Y Guo, Z Bian, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, J Lyu, L M Li
Objective: To evaluate the associations between body mass index (BMI) and both total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: After excluding participants with heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes at baseline study, 428 593 participants aged 30-79 in the China Kadoorie Biobank study were chosen for this study. Participants were categorized into 9 groups according to their BMI status. Cox regression analysis was used to estimate the hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of mortality on BMI...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194400/eating-the-dead-to-keep-atherosclerosis-at-bay
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REVIEW
Megan L Brophy, Yunzhou Dong, Hao Wu, H N Ashiqur Rahman, Kai Song, Hong Chen
Atherosclerosis is the primary cause of coronary heart disease (CHD), ischemic stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Despite effective lipid-lowering therapies and prevention programs, atherosclerosis is still the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Moreover, the prevalence of CHD in developing countries worldwide is rapidly increasing at a rate expected to overtake those of cancer and diabetes. Prominent risk factors include the hardening of arteries and high levels of cholesterol, which lead to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183800/tnfsf15-inhibits-vegf-stimulated-vascular-hyperpermeability-by-inducing-vegfr2-dephosphorylation
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Gui-Li Yang, Zilong Zhao, Ting-Ting Qin, Dong Wang, Lijuan Chen, Rong Xiang, Zhen Xi, Rongcai Jiang, Zhi-Song Zhang, Jianning Zhang, Lu-Yuan Li
Vascular hyperpermeability is critical in ischemic diseases, including stroke and myocardial infarction, as well as in inflammation and cancer. It is well known that the VEGF-VEGFR2 signaling pathways are pivotal in promoting vascular permeability; however, counterbalancing mechanisms that restrict vascular permeability to maintain the integrity of blood vessels, are not yet fully understood. We report that TNF superfamily member 15 (TNFSF15), a cytokine largely produced by vascular endothelial cells and a specific inhibitor of the proliferation of these same cells, can inhibit VEGF-induced vascular permeability in vitro and in vivo, and that death receptor 3 (DR3), a cell surface receptor of TNFSF15, mediates TNFSF15-induced dephosphorylation of VEGFR2...
February 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169071/health-burden-attributable-to-ambient-pm2-5-in-china
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Congbo Song, Jianjun He, Lin Wu, Taosheng Jin, Xi Chen, Ruipeng Li, Peipei Ren, Li Zhang, Hongjun Mao
In China, over 1.3 billion people have high health risks associated with exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) that exceeds the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines (AQG). The PM2.5 mass concentrations from 1382 national air quality monitoring stations in 367 cities, between January 2014 and December 2016, were analyzed to estimate the health burden attributable to ambient PM2.5 across China. The integrated exposure-response model was applied to estimate the relative risks of disease-specific mortality...
April 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162178/-a-clinical-study-on-the-pathogenesis-of-lung-cancer-related-cerebral-infarction
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X R Xie, C Qin, L Chen, D B Cheng, J Y Huang, X X Wei, L X Yu, Z J Liang
Objective: To explore the risk factors for lung cancer-related cerebral infarction. Methods: The hospitalized active lung cancer patients on anti-cancer therapy with no traditional stroke risk factors, who experienced an acute cerebral infarct in the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University from January 2005 to December 2015, were consecutively collected as the LCRS (lung cancer-related stroke) group. The active lung cancer patients without cerebral infarction hospitalized at the same peroid matched with the LCRS group for age and gender were collected as the LC (lung cancer) group...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154249/innovations-in-liposomal-dds-technology-and-its-application-for-the-treatment-of-various-diseases
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REVIEW
Naoto Oku
Liposomes have been widely used as drug carriers in the field of drug delivery systems (DDS), and they are thought to be ideal nano-capsules for targeting DDS after being injected into the bloodstream. In general, DDS drugs meet the needs of aged and super-aged societies, since the administration route of drugs can be changed, the medication frequency reduced, the adverse effects of drugs suppressed, and so on. In fact, a number of liposomal drugs have been launched and used worldwide including liposomal anticancer drugs, and these drugs have appeared on the market owing to various innovations in liposomal DDS technologies...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117363/increased-risk-of-gallstone-disease-following-colectomy-for-ulcerative-colitis
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Anders Mark-Christensen, Søren Brandsborg, Søren Laurberg, Niels Johansen, Jørn Helmut Pachler, Ole Thorlacius-Ussing, Mie Dilling Kjær, Niels Qvist, Louise Preisler, Jens Hillingsø, Jacob Rosenberg, Peter Jepsen
OBJECTIVES: Biochemical studies suggest that patients who have had a colectomy or restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) are at an increased risk of developing gallstone disease, but epidemiological studies are lacking. We evaluated the risk of gallstone disease following colectomy and IPAA. METHODS: Individuals who had a colectomy were identified from a national cohort of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), and controls without colectomy were sampled from within the same cohort, matching on gender, calendar year, and year of birth...
March 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115234/positive-effects-of-intermittent-fasting-in-ischemic-stroke
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David Yang-Wei Fann, Gavin Yong Quan Ng, Luting Poh, Thiruma V Arumugam
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a dietary protocol where energy restriction is induced by alternate periods of ad libitum feeding and fasting. Prophylactic intermittent fasting has been shown to extend lifespan and attenuate the progress and severity of age-related diseases such as cardiovascular (e.g. stroke and myocardial infarction), neurodegenerative (e.g. Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease) and cancerous diseases in animal models. Stroke is the second leading cause of death, and lifestyle risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity have been associated with elevated risks of stroke in humans...
March 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114552/association-between-diabetes-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-rural-and-urban-areas-of-china
#18
Fiona Bragg, Michael V Holmes, Andri Iona, Yu Guo, Huaidong Du, Yiping Chen, Zheng Bian, Ling Yang, William Herrington, Derrick Bennett, Iain Turnbull, Yongmei Liu, Shixian Feng, Junshi Chen, Robert Clarke, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Liming Li, Zhengming Chen
Importance: In China, diabetes prevalence has increased substantially in recent decades, but there are no reliable estimates of the excess mortality currently associated with diabetes. Objectives: To assess the proportional excess mortality associated with diabetes and estimate the diabetes-related absolute excess mortality in rural and urban areas of China. Design, Setting, and Participants: A 7-year nationwide prospective study of 512 869 adults aged 30 to 79 years from 10 (5 rural and 5 urban) regions in China, who were recruited between June 2004 and July 2008 and were followed up until January 2014...
January 17, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100370/-associations-between-airflow-obstruction-and-total-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-adults-in-china
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F L Lan, J C Li, C Q Yu, Y Guo, Z Bian, Y L Tan, P Pei, J S Chen, Z M Chen, W H Cao, J Lyu, L M Li
Objective: To examine the prospective associations between airflow obstruction and total and cause-specific mortality. Methods: The study was based on China Kadoorie Biobank, in which 199 099 men and 287 895 women aged 30-79 years at baseline survey were included after excluding those with heart disease, stroke and cancer. The Global Initiative on Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline was used to classify airflow obstruction. Cox regression models were used to estimate adjusted HR and 95%CI. Results: During 3 494 079 person-years of follow-up between 2004 and 2013 (median 7...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093478/long-noncoding-rna-malat1-regulates-cerebrovascular-pathologies-in-ischemic-stroke
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Xuejing Zhang, Xuelian Tang, Kai Liu, Milton H Hamblin, Ke-Jie Yin
The study was designed to determine the role of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (Malat1), in ischemic stroke outcome. Primary mouse brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) were cultured and treated with Malat1 GapmeR before 16 h oxygen and glucose depravation (OGD). Cell death was assayed by LDH and MTT methods. Malat1 knock-out and wild-type mice were subjected to 1 h of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and 24-72 h of reperfusion. To explore the underlying mechanism, apoptotic and inflammatory factors were measured by qPCR, ELISA, and Western blotting...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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