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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914132/associations-between-soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-and-s100a12-en-rage-with-mortality-in-long-term-hemodialysis-patients
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Eul Sik Jung, Wookyung Chung, Ae Jin Kim, Han Ro, Jae Hyun Chang, Hyun Hee Lee, Ji Yong Jung
Hemodialysis (HD) patients experience vascular calcification, ultimately leading to high mortality rates. Previously, we reported associations between soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGEs) and extracellular newly identified RAGE-binding protein S100A12 (EN-RAGE) and vascular calcification. Here, we extended our observations, investigating whether these biomarkers may be useful for predicting cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in these subjects. Thus, we evaluated the relationship between sRAGE and S100A12 and mortality in long-term HD patients...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908890/pathology-of-human-coronary-and-carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-and-vascular-calcification-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Kazuyuki Yahagi, Frank D Kolodgie, Christoph Lutter, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The continuing increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the general population is predicted to result in a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease. Although the mechanisms of diabetes mellitus-associated progression of atherosclerosis are not fully understood, at clinical and pathological levels, there is an appreciation of increased disease burden and higher levels of arterial calcification in these subjects. Plaques within the coronary arteries of patients with diabetes mellitus generally exhibit larger necrotic cores and significantly greater inflammation consisting mainly of macrophages and T lymphocytes relative to patients without diabetes mellitus...
December 1, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908279/co-existing-intracranial-and-extracranial-carotid-artery-atherosclerotic-plaques-and-recurrent-stroke-risk-a-three-dimensional-multicontrast-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-study
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Yilan Xu, Chun Yuan, Zechen Zhou, Le He, Donghua Mi, Rui Li, Yuanyuan Cui, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, Gaifen Liu, Zhuozhao Zheng, Xihai Zhao
BACKGROUND: As a systemic disease, atherosclerosis commonly affects intracranial and extracranial carotid arteries simultaneously which is defined as co-existing plaques. Previous studies demonstrated that co-existing atherosclerotic diseases are significantly associated with ischemic cerebrovascular events. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of co-existing intracranial and extracranial carotid atherosclerotic plaques and their relationships with recurrent stroke by using 3D multi-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) vessel wall imaging...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900962/association-of-conjunctival-and-corneal-calcification-with-vascular-calcification-among-hepatitis-c-seropositive-hemodialysis-patients
#4
Khaled AbouSeif, Dawlat Sany, Yasser Elshahawy, Ayman Seddik, Khedr Rahman, Moustapha Gaber
Disorders associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have been reported including cardiovascular, metabolic, and central nervous system diseases. Since chronic HCV infections may be curable, their identification as causal contributors to cardiovascular risk could offer new perspectives in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between HCV and aortic arch calcification (AAC) and corneal and conjunctival calcification (CCC) in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients; further, we assessed the correlation of CCC with vascular calcification...
November 2016: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899247/association-of-plasma-fetuin-a-levels-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-and-lower-extremity-arterial-calcification-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Alexander Kokkinos, Iordanis Mourouzis, Despoina Perrea, Nicholas Katsilambros, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Tentolouris
AIMS: Fetuin-A is a hepatic glycoprotein that is involved in insulin resistance and atherosclerosis. Herein we examined the association of plasma fetuin-A levels with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 71 patients with T2DM and 57 non-diabetic individuals were recruited. Diagnosis of PAD was based on the absence of triphasic waveform at pedal arteries, while ankle-brachial index (ABI) was calculated...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896453/management-of-phosphorus-load-in-ckd-patients
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REVIEW
Yutaka Taketani, Fumihiko Koiwa, Keitaro Yokoyama
Disturbances in mineral and bone metabolism play a critical role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular complications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The term "renal osteodystrophy" has recently been replaced with "CKD-mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD)", which includes vascular calcification as well as bone abnormalities. In Japan, proportions of the aged and long-term dialysis patients are increasing which makes management of vascular calcification and parathyroid function increasingly more important...
November 28, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890524/the-dancavas-pilot-study-of-multifaceted-screening-for-subclinical-cardiovascular-disease-in-men-and-women-aged-65-74%C3%A2-years
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T V Kvist, J S Lindholt, L M Rasmussen, R Søgaard, J Lambrechtsen, F H Steffensen, L Frost, M H Olsen, H Mickley, J Hallas, G Urbonaviciene, M Busk, K Egstrup, A C P Diederichsen
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: This pilot study of a large population based randomised screening trial investigated feasibility, acceptability, and relevance (prevalence of clinical and subclinical cardiovascular disease [CVD] and proportion receiving insufficient prevention) of a multifaceted screening for CVD. METHODS: In total, 2060 randomly selected Danish men and women aged 65-74 years were offered (i) low dose non-contrast computed tomography to detect coronary artery calcification (CAC) and aortic/iliac aneurysms; (ii) detection of atrial fibrillation (AF); (iii) brachial and ankle blood pressure measurements; and (iv) blood levels of cholesterol and hemoglobin A1c...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884313/normal-body-mass-index-with-central-obesity-has-increased-risk-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-korean-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#8
Mi Jung Lee, Jung Tak Park, Kyoung Sook Park, Young Eun Kwon, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Kyu Hun Choi, Kook-Hwan Oh, Sue Kyung Park, Dong Wan Chae, Kyubeck Lee, Young-Hwan Hwang, Soo Wan Kim, Yeong Hoon Kim, Sun Woo Kang, Joongyub Lee, Curie Ahn, Tae-Hyun Yoo
In chronic kidney disease (CKD), overweight and mild obesity have shown the lowest cardiovascular (CV) risk. However, central obesity has been directly associated with CV risk in these patients. This bidirectional relationship of body mass index (BMI) and central obesity prompted us to evaluate CV risk based on a combination of BMI and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in nondialysis CKD patients. We included 1078 patients with CKD stage 2 through 5 (nondialysis) enrolled in a nationwide prospective cohort of Korea...
December 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881962/cigarette-smoking-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-vascular-inflammation-and-injury-are-attenuated-by-antioxidant-supplementation-in-an-animal-model
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Moustafa Al Hariri, Kazem Zibara, Wissam Farhat, Yasmine Hashem, Nadia Soudani, Farah Al Ibrahim, Eva Hamade, Asad Zeidan, Ahmad Husari, Firas Kobeissy
Background: Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cigarette smoking remains a global health epidemic with associated detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. In this work, we investigated the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on cardiovascular system in an animal model. The study then evaluated the effects of antioxidants (AO), represented by pomegranate juice, on cigarette smoke induced cardiovascular injury. This study aims at evaluating the effect of pomegranate juice supplementation on the cardiovascular system of an experimental rat model of smoke exposure...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876618/tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ceramide-signaling-contributes-to-ox-ldl-induced-calcification-of-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Yan Song, Menglin Hou, Zhenlin Li, Chufan Luo, Jing-Song Ou, Huimin Yu, Jianyun Yan, Lihe Lu
Vascular calcification is a major feature of advanced atherosclerosis and highly associated with cardiovascular diseases. Oxidized low density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) has been recognized as a critical risk factor for atherosclerosis and osteogenic differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Previous studies have demonstrated that toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) is highly expressed in atherosclerotic lesions and participates in the progression of atherosclerosis. However, the role of TLR4 in vascular calcification remains unknown...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876132/possible-role-of-intronic-polymorphisms-in-the-phactr1-gene-on-the-development-of-cardiovascular-disease
#11
José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, Ruben Blachman-Braun, Alan Pomerantz, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón, Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a complex multifactorial and polygenetic disease in which the interaction of numerous genes, genetic variants, and environmental factors plays a major role in its development. In an attempt to demonstrate the association between certain genetic variants and CVD, researchers have run large genomic wild association studies (GWAS) in recent decades. These studies have correlated several genomic variants with the presence of CVD. Recently, certain polymorphisms in the phosphatase and actin regulator 1 (PHACTR1) gene have been shown to be associated with CVD (i...
December 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867942/quantification-of-calcified-particles-in-human-valve-tissue-reveals-asymmetry-of-calcific-aortic-valve-disease-development
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Katsumi Yabusaki, Joshua D Hutcheson, Payal Vyas, Sergio Bertazzo, Simon C Body, Masanori Aikawa, Elena Aikawa
Recent studies indicated that small calcified particles observable by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) may initiate calcification in cardiovascular tissues. We hypothesized that if the calcified particles precede gross calcification observed in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD), they would exhibit a regional asymmetric distribution associated with CAVD development, which always initiates at the base of aortic valve leaflets adjacent to the aortic outflow in a region known as the fibrosa. Testing this hypothesis required counting the calcified particles in histological sections of aortic valve leaflets...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866993/micrornas-223-3p-and-93-5p-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-before-and-after-renal-transplantation
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M Ulbing, A H Kirsch, B Leber, S Lemesch, J Münzker, N Schweighofer, D Hofer, O Trummer, A R Rosenkranz, H Müller, K Eller, V Stadlbauer, B Obermayer-Pietsch
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a multifactorial dysregulation of bone and vascular calcification and closely linked to increased cardiovascular mortality and concomitant bone disease. We aimed to investigate specific microRNA (miRNA) signatures in CKD patients to find indicators for vascular calcification and/or bone mineralization changes during CKD and after kidney transplantation (KT). A miRNA array was used to investigate serum miRNA profiles in CKD patients, then selected miRNAs were quantified in a validation cohort comprising 73 patients in CKD stages 3 to 5, 67 CKD patients after KT, and 36 healthy controls...
November 17, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865565/-ankle-brachial-index-screening-for-peripheral-artery-disease-in-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-prospective-observational-study-of-370-asymptomatic-patients-at-high-cardiovascular-risk
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C Rada, S Oummou, F Merzouk, B Amarir, G Boussabnia, H Bougrini, D Benzaroual, S Elkarimi, M Elhattaoui
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral arterial disease is a marker of systemic atherosclerosis; it is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease by measuring the ankle-brachial pressure index in patients at high cardiovascular risk and to study the risk factors associated with this disease. METHODOLOGY: This was a descriptive and analytic cross-sectional study which focused on 370 patients seen at the medical consultation for atherosclerosis prevention...
November 16, 2016: Journal des Maladies Vasculaires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863377/variable-patterns-of-ectopic-mineralization-in-enpp1asj-2j-mice-a-model-for-generalized-arterial-calcification-of-infancy
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Sarah Y Siu, Nathaniel A Dyment, David W Rowe, John P Sundberg, Jouni Uitto, Qiaoli Li
Generalized arterial calcification of infancy (GACI) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by early onset of extensive mineralization of the cardiovascular system. The classical forms of GACI are caused by mutations in the ENPP1 gene, encoding a membrane-bound pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase that hydrolyzes ATP to AMP and inorganic pyrophosphate. The asj-2J mouse harboring a spontaneous mutation in the Enpp1 gene has been characterized as a model for GACI. These mutant mice develop ectopic mineralization in skin and vascular connective tissues as well as in cartilage and collagen-rich tendons and ligaments...
November 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863350/arterial-calcification-a-new-perspective
#16
REVIEW
R Nicoll, M Henein
Arterial calcification is commonly seen in atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes and has long been considered a natural progression of atherosclerosis. Yet it is a systemic condition, occurring in a wide and diverse range of disease states and no medical treatment for cardiovascular disease has yet found a way to regress it; on the contrary, lipid-lowering therapy may worsen its progression. Although numerous studies have found associations between calcification and biomarkers, none has yet found a unifying mechanism that explains the calcification found in atherosclerosis, CKD or diabetes and many of the biomarkers are equally associated with atheroma development and cardiovascular events...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856308/dysregulation-of-hyaluronan-homeostasis-during-aortic-valve-disease
#17
Varun K Krishnamurthy, Andrew J Stout, Matthew C Sapp, Brittany Matuska, Mark E Lauer, K Jane Grande-Allen
Aortic valve disease (AVD) is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular mortality. Abnormal expression of hyaluronan (HA) and its synthesizing/degrading enzymes have been observed during latent AVD however, the mechanism of impaired hyaluronan homeostasis prior to and after the onset of AVD remains unexplored. Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) pathway defects and biomechanical dysfunction are hallmarks of AVD, however their association with altered hyaluronan regulation is understudied. Expression of HA homeostatic markers was evaluated in diseased human aortic valves and TGFβ1-cultured porcine aortic valve tissues using histology, immunohistochemistry and Western blotting...
November 14, 2016: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847254/vascular-calcification-in-ckd-mbd-roles-for-phosphate-fgf23-and-klotho
#18
REVIEW
Shunsuke Yamada, Cecilia M Giachelli
Vascular calcification (VC) is highly prevalent in aging, diabetes mellitus, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). VC is a strong predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the CKD population. Complex pathological mechanisms are involved in the development of VC, including osteochondrogenic differentiation and apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells, instability and release of extracellular vesicles loaded calcium and phosphate, and elastin degradation. Elevated serum phosphate is a late manifestation of CKD, and has been shown to accelerate mineral deposition in both the vessel wall and heart valves...
November 12, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846641/prevalence-and-prognostic-implications-of-coronary-artery-calcification-in-low-risk-women-a-meta-analysis
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Maryam Kavousi, Chintan S Desai, Colby Ayers, Roger S Blumenthal, Matthew J Budoff, Amir-Abbas Mahabadi, M Arfan Ikram, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Raimund Erbel, Amit Khera, Marie H Geisel, Karl-Heinz Jöckel, Nils Lehmann, Udo Hoffmann, Christopher J O'Donnell, Joseph M Massaro, Kiang Liu, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Hongyan Ning, Oscar H Franco, Philip Greenland
Importance: The role of coronary artery calcium (CAC) testing for guiding preventive strategies among women at low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association CVD prevention guidelines is unclear. Objective: To assess the potential utility of CAC testing for CVD risk estimation and stratification among low-risk women. Design, Setting, and Participants: Women with 10-year atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) risk lower than 7...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835878/apocynin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-osteogenic-switching-via-suppressing-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-1-2
#20
Weijing Feng, Kun Zhang, Yu Liu, Jie Chen, Qingqing Cai, Yinyin Zhang, Mongheng Wang, Jingfeng Wang, Hui Huang
Vascular calcification (VC) is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We recently reported that apocynin had benefits for preventing cardiovascular diseases. However, whether apocynin could attenuate VC is unknown. Here, we investigated the role of apocynin in VC and its underlying mechanisms. 163 participants with high or normal ankle-brachial index (ABI) were enrolled in this study for analyzing the demographic and biochemical data. In vitro, vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) were exposed to calcification medium containing b-glycerophosphate and angiotensin II (Ang II) for 24 hours...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
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