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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321582/serum-podocalyxin-levels-correlate-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-implicating-its-role-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-atherosclerosis
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Mayumi Shoji, Minoru Takemoto, Kazuki Kobayashi, Toshihiro Shoji, Satoka Mori, Jun-Ichi Sagara, Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Yoshiaki Hirayama, Kenichi Sakamoto, Takahiro Ishikawa, Masaya Koshizaka, Yoshiro Maezawa, Koutaro Yokote
Podocalyxin is a cell surface sialomucin, which is expressed in not only glomerular podocytes but also vascular endothelial cells. Urinary podocalyxin is used as a marker for glomerular disease. However, there are no reports describing serum podocalyxin (s-Podxl) levels. Therefore, the association between s-Podxl levels and clinical parameters were examined with 52 patients. s-Podxl level was evaluated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The median s-Podxl level was 14.2 ng/dL (interquartile range: 10...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303699/implication-of-osteoprotegerin-and-sclerostin-in-axial-spondyloarthritis-cardiovascular-disease-study-of-163-spanish-patients
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Fernanda Genre, Javier Rueda-Gotor, Sara Remuzgo-Martínez, Alfonso Corrales, Begoña Ubilla, Verónica Mijares, Carlos Fernández-Díaz, Virginia Portilla, Ricardo Blanco, José Luis Hernández, Javier Llorca, Raquel López-Mejías, Miguel Angel González-Gay
OBJECTIVES: Due to the high incidence of cardiovascular disease in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the search of potential biomarkers that may help to identify patients with high cardiovascular risk is of main importance. Therefore, in this study we assessed the implication of osteoprotegerin (OPG) and sclerostin (SCL), two biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease and bone metabolism, in the clinical spectrum and atherosclerotic disease of patients with axSpA. METHODS: OPG and SCL serum levels were determined in 163 axSpA Spanish patients (119 ankylosing spondylitis and 44 non-radiographic axSpA) and 63 healthy controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285449/carotid-intima-medial-thickness-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-indian-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Aashima Dabas, Thushanth Thomas, Monita Gahlot, Nandita Gupta, K Devasenathipathy, Rajesh Khadgawat
Objective: To evaluate for subclinical atherosclerosis and its risk factors in Indian obese children. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, case-control study was conducted to recruit 80 children aged 6-17 years with constitutional obesity as cases and 23 age- and gender-matched controls with normal body mass index (BMI). Anthropometric and clinical evaluation was followed by biochemical analysis and body fat estimation by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in cases...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238001/the-inverse-relationship-between-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-intima-media-thickness-with-prehypertensive-middle-aged-women
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Dokyung Kim, Wonhah Park
Individuals with prehypertension have a greater risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease than those with normal blood pressure. Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular diseases, but whether it is related to slower progression of early atherosclerosis is unclear. We evaluated 442 women, aged 40-60 years, with resting systolic blood pressure 120-139 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure 80-89 mmHg, defined as prehypertension in cross-sectional study...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227868/systemic-mastocytosis-associates-with-cardiovascular-events-despite-lower-plasma-lipid-levels
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Swasti Indhirajanti, Paul L A van Daele, Sven Bos, Monique T Mulder, Ilze Bot, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Mast cells have been implicated in the development and progression of atherosclerosis in animal models and human autopsy studies. However, it is unknown whether long-term exposure to excess of mast cells is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in humans. Our objective was to compare the prevalence of CVD and cardiovascular risk factors in patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM) and controls. METHODS: In 50 patients with SM and 50 age and sex matched controls, the history of CVD and presence of cardiovascular risk factors were assessed...
December 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227169/descriptive-study-of-the-relationship-between-the-subclinical-carotid-disease-and-biomarkers-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-hypertension
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Liujin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a significant early prediction signal for preclinical atherosclerosis. Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), an index of arterial stiffness (AS), has showed its value in the evaluation of AS in vascular-related diseases. The data regarding the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage are limited and partly controversial. We aim to investigate the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage such as Hcy and carotid femoral PWV (CF-PWV)...
December 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225324/effects-of-cilnidipine-an-l-n-type-calcium-channel-blocker-on-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-japanese-post-stroke-hypertensive-patients-results-from-the-ca-attend-study
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Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Shiro Aoki, Noriyuki Suzuki, Tsukasa Teshima, Hitoshi Sugii, Shinobu Nagahama, Yoshiki Kurose, Hirofumi Maruyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: Although several antihypertensive agents reduced the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), it remains unclear whether those agents affect the interadventitial diameter (IAD). We aimed to examine whether cilnidipine, an L/N-type calcium channel blocker, reduced the common carotid IMT or IAD in post-stroke hypertensive patients. METHODS: The common carotid IMT and IAD were measured at the start of cilnidipine treatment and 12 months from that. The changes in the mean max-IMT or IAD between baseline and the 12-month follow-up were evaluated and compared between the thick group (max-IMT ≥1...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224938/subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-pediatric-liver-transplant-recipients-carotid-and-aorta-intima-media-thickness-and-their-predictors
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Emily R Perito, Andrew Phelps, Tabitha Vase, Vickie A Feldstein, Robert H Lustig, Philip Rosenthal
OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence and predictors of cardiovascular risk in pediatric liver transplant recipients using noninvasive markers of subclinical atherosclerosis: carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) and aorta intima-media thickness (aIMT). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 88 pediatric liver transplant recipients. The cIMT and aIMT were measured by ultrasound imaging using standardized protocol. RESULTS: Participants were 15...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185969/arterial-wave-reflection-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sule Gunter, Chanel Robinson, Angela J Woodiwiss, Gavin R Norton, Hon-Chun Hsu, Ahmed Solomon, Linda Tsang, Aletta M E Millen, Patrick H Dessein
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk is increased in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Wave reflection occurs at arterial branching points, which are particularly prone to atherosclerosis. We explored the relationship of wave reflection with atherosclerosis in RA. METHODS: One hundred and sixty three RA patients (110 white, 31 Asian, 17 black and 5 of mixed ancestry) without cardiovascular disease participated. Arterial stiffness, wave reflection, pressure pulsatility, plaque in the extracranial carotid artery tree and the mean of the left and right common carotid arteries intima-thickness were determined...
November 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174285/longitudinal-association-among-endothelial-function-arterial-stiffness-and-subclinical-organ-damage-in-hypertension
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Hirofumi Tomiyama, Tomoko Ishizu, Takahide Kohro, Chisa Matsumoto, Yukihito Higashi, Bonpei Takase, Toru Suzuki, Shinichiro Ueda, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Tomoo Furumoto, Kazuomi Kario, Teruo Inoue, Shinji Koba, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Takuzo Hano, Masataka Sata, Yutaka Ishibashi, Koichi Node, Koji Maemura, Yusuke Ohya, Taiji Furukawa, Hiroshi Ito, Akira Yamashina
OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal mutual association between endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness, and also to determine which of the two variables was more closely associated with the progression of subclinical organ damage. METHODS: The brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), estimated glomerular filtration rate, microalbuminuria and flow-mediated vasodilatation of the brachial artery (FMD) were measured three times at 1...
November 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170152/impact-of-lipid-measurements-in-youth-in-addition-to-conventional-clinic-based-risk-factors-on-predicting-preclinical-atherosclerosis-in-adulthood-the-international-childhood-cardiovascular-cohort-i3c-consortium
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Juha Koskinen, Markus Juonala, Terence Dwyer, Alison Venn, Russell Thomson, Lydia Bazzano, Gerald S Berenson, Matthew A Sabin, Trudy L Burns, Jorma S A Viikari, Jessica G Woo, Elaine M Urbina, Ronald Prineas, Nina Hutri-Kähönen, Alan Sinaiko, David Jacobs, Julia Steinberger, Stephen Daniels, Olli T Raitakari, Costan G Magnussen
Background -Data suggest that the prediction of adult cardiovascular disease using a model comprised entirely of adult non-laboratory based risk factors is equivalent to an approach that additionally incorporates adult lipid measures. We assessed and compared the utility of a risk model based solely on non-laboratory risk factors in adolescence vs. a lipid model based on non-laboratory risk factors + lipids for predicting high-risk carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) in adulthood. Methods -The study comprised 2,893 participants aged 12-18 years from four longitudinal cohort studies from the United States (Bogalusa Heart Study and the Insulin Study), Australia (Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study) and Finland (The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study) and followed into adulthood when cIMT was measured (mean follow-up 23...
November 23, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162926/the-relationship-between-soluble-cd40-ligand-level-and-atherosclerosis-in-white-coat-hypertension
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Yu-Qing Huang, L I Jie, Ji-Yan Chen, Song-Tao Tang, Cheng Huang, Ying-Qing Feng
This study was designed to examine the distribution of plasma soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L), and its relationship with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in healthy controls and subjects with white-coat hypertension (WCH) or hypertension (HT). Thirty-five patients with HT, 35 patients with WCH, and 35 healthy controls were enrolled. The normal group (CIMT < 0.9 mm), subclinical atherosclerosis group (0.9 mm ≤ CIMT < 1.2 mm) and atherosclerosis group (CIMT ≥ 1.2 mm) were grouped based on the value of CIMT...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148412/psychological-comorbidities-associated-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-greek-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-potential-contribution-of-sleep-impairment
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Theofanis Karageorgas, Dimitrios Ioakeimidis, Clio P Mavragani
OBJECTIVES: Impaired sleep and psychological disorders are increasingly recognised as prevalent comorbidities in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS), as well as important contributors of atherosclerosis in the general population. In the current study we sought to explore a potential role of psychological comorbidities in the pronounced atherosclerotic risk of pSS patients. METHODS: Fifty-nine pSS patients fulfilling the ACR/EULAR criteria completed specific validated questionnaires assessing fatigue, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances...
November 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137477/circulating-lipopolysaccharide-binding-protein-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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I Trojova, M Kozarova, D Petrasova, Z Malachovska, I Paranicova, P Joppa, R Tkacova
Circulating lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP), a metabolic endotoxemia marker, was identified as an independent predictor of atherosclerosis. Although increases in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) were repeatedly reported in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), neither the role of OSA in metabolic endotoxemia nor of LBP in early atherosclerosis were explored in patients with OSA. At a tertiary university hospital we investigated the relationships between OSA, LBP and CIMT in 117 men who underwent full polysomnography and CIMT assessment by B-mode ultrasound...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123368/atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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A Zizza, M Guido, M R Tumolo, A De Donno, F Bagordo, P Grima
Introduction: Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV population. Some studies have reported higher carotid Intima Media Thickness (c-IMT), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis (AT), in this cohort of patients. Methods: Here, we evaluate the role of Hepatic Steatosis (HS) as likely marker for AT in 128 HIV-infected patients without hepatitis C infection. c-IMT has been detected non-invasively by carotid ultrasonography to assess the progression of AT...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118311/factors-associated-with-intima-media-complex-thickness-of-the-common-carotid-artery-in-japanese-noncardioembolic-stroke-patients-with-hyperlipidemia-the-j-stars-echo-study
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Shinichi Wada, Masatoshi Koga, Kazunori Toyoda, Kazuo Minematsu, Masahiro Yasaka, Yoji Nagai, Shiro Aoki, Tomohisa Nezu, Naohisa Hosomi, Tatsuo Kagimura, Hideki Origasa, Kenji Kamiyama, Rieko Suzuki, Toshiho Ohtsuki, Hirofumi Maruyama, Kazuo Kitagawa, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
AIMS: There may be ethnic differences in carotid atherosclerosis and its contributing factors between Asian and other populations. The purpose of this study was to examine intima-media complex thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery and associated clinical factors in Japanese stroke patients with hyperlipidemia from a cohort of the Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke Echo Study. METHODS: Patients with hyperlipidemia, not on statins, who developed noncardioembolic ischemic stroke were included in this study...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050209/handgrip-strength-and-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-relation-to-platelet-levels-among-hypertensive-elderly-japanese
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Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Keita Inoue, Yasuhiro Nagata, Takahiro Maeda
Age-related disruption of microvascular endothelium exacerbates hypertension and sarcopenia; and atherosclerosis is a well-known biological response to vascular endothelial injury. Therefore, prevalence of atherosclerosis among hypertensive elderly subjects may partly indicate the presence of an appropriate response to endothelial injury. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 795 elderly hypertensive Japanese subjects aged 60-89 years. Since platelet level is an indicator of vascular repair activity, subjects were stratified by platelet counts...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032752/association-between-apolipoproteins-ai-and-b-and-ultrasound-indicators-of-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Zeljko Zivanovic, Ivana Divjak, Mirjana Jovicevic, Tamara Rabi-Zikic, Biljana Radovanovic, Svetlana Ruzicka-Kaloci, Djordje Stevan Popovic, Edita Stokic, Ksenija Gebauer-Bukurov, Katarina Zivanovic-Vujcic, Petar Slankamenac
BACKGROUND: Apolipoproteins A-I and B (apoA-I and apoB) may be better indicators of the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases than conventional risk factors (RFs). The onset of ischemic stroke (IS) may be preceded by the development of atherosclerotic changes in carotid arteries, which can be detected by ultrasound. Only a certain % of patients with IS have an (underlying) carotid etiology. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the association between ultrasound indicators of carotid atherosclerosis and the presence of apolipoproteins and other biomarkers in patients with IS...
October 10, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979778/association-between-normal-or-mildly-reduced-kidney-function-cardiovascular-risk-and-biomarkers-for-atherosclerosis-results-from-the-encore-trial
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Crystal C Tyson, Patrick J Smith, Andrew Sherwood, Stephanie Mabe, Alan L Hinderliter, James A Blumenthal
BACKGROUND: Moderate-to-severe kidney dysfunction is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Gradations of normal or mildly reduced kidney function may also associate with ASCVD risk. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis using baseline data from the Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Cardiovascular Health (ENCORE) trial. Participants were sedentary, overweight and obese adults with unmedicated pre-hypertension or Stage I hypertension and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) ≥60 mL/min/1...
October 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935928/location-of-cerebral-microbleeds-and-their-association-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-community-based-study
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Chih-Ping Chung, Kun-Hsien Chou, Wei-Ta Chen, Li-Kuo Liu, Wei-Ju Lee, An-Chun Huang, Liang-Kung Chen, Ching-Po Lin, Pei-Ning Wang
To assess whether high cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) are associated with carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a marker of systemic atherosclerosis, we cross-sectionally evaluated participants from a community-based study, the I-Lan Longitudinal Aging Study. The participants' demographics and cardiovascular risk factors were determined by questionnaire and/or laboratory measurements. CIMT was measured by ultrasonography. CMBs were assessed by susceptibility-weighted-imaging on 3 T MRI. Of the 962 subjects [62...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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